Charsheet Maria: pastebin.com/rZP5PnxW (Current as of 2015-03-08, 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.
“What shall we ask for, then? Riches? Long life Power to crush our enemies underfoot? No. What we shall ask and receive is freedom from the illusions that bind us. From Unreality to Reality. From Lie to Truth. From Mortality to Immortality, as has been our birthright since the foundation of this world” -- His eminence High Sage Madu during Celephais opening ceremonyI am… right, maybe that is not the right question to ask? What I know is that I feel tingly all over in the best way, but… whoa.I look down on myself in wonder. The dress I’m wearing is long and pink and totally impractical, but even more shocking is how, well, /right/ it feels. Like, so right it doesn’t feel right. If that makes sense. It probably doesn’t but I’m probably dreaming so hey, I’m allowed to be a little silly then. Seaking of silly, why am I in a long dress in the middle of the mountai-- brr, here is to thinkng about things you should not think about.“Young of mind yet old of soul. Small of body big of strength. What seek you? What seeks you? Seek you one or seek you all? Seek you outside or inside?” I turn, slowly, and there he is; Yellow haired, short with a banana on his head, gliding floating running around me through air and ground speaking with a voice that is no voice. “Do not forget, bound one! Do not forget what you are! Don’t forget all because you found one!” The banana wobbles but never falls.“What do you mean?” The boy just shakes his head.“She comes! She comes! Do not dawdle do not falter, for tonight is the night of all nights!With that he melts into the snow beneath.=H-help mee!!=The scream comes from… was there always a fortress here?  Try to find out who is calling. I MUST RESCUE THEM Try to get in quietly
>>38916755> I MUST RESCUE THEMNo time to lose.Ganbatte Hex, nice to see you again so soon.
>>38916755Welcome back Hex!>[x] Try to find out who is calling.
>>38916755 Try to get in quietlyWon't be able to save anyone if you get caught by whatever guards the fortress.
Quiet thread.>>38916755 I MUST RESCUE THEMChaarge! (It's a dream, what could go wrong?)
>>38916755>[X] I MUST RESCUE THEM
>>38916755>[x] I MUST RESCUE THEM
>>38916755> I MUST RESCUE THEM
>>38916755> Try to get in quietly> Try to find out who is calling.2 isn't cheating right? Right.
>>38916965Nothing could go wrong Eriadne said we're beautiful!
>>38916965>(It's a dream, what could go wrong?)
>>38917050Japanese cat, please.
>>38917050But we're already a witch?
>>38916755[x] Try to find out who is calling.[x] I MUST RESCUE THEM
5 minutes to close.>>38916858>>38916939((Thank you; It's good to be back))
>>38916755Banana-boy is surprisingly less obtuse than about 99% of our (non-Eri-guided) dream personas. That's nice of him.
Closing, counting, writing, please wait warmly. Just forewarning, I'll cut the thread once I run out of juice.
>>38917213I will wait warmly Hex, thank you! Well actually I'll go to sleep soon like sane Europeans and hope to find at least one more update in the morning.
>>38917213Do you think fast is actually mildly approachable today then Hex?Getting the thread up on time with an actually reasonable-sized update is nice admittedly.
>>38917363(("Fast". Don't think I can go below 1 hour 50 yet))>>38917247((Cheers!!))
>“*Lady* Eulalia. Will I have to remind you of your responsibilities? Responsibilities you, as an aside, shirked in favour of engaging in magics whose exact nature you have still failed to disclose?” Haah, it shouldn’t be so satisfying to see the colour drain from her eyes and face but it is. Oh how it is.> T-that is not… Subject Alexis was... “ I turn away from her. Important she might be, but I’m not about to let her know as much.http://www.babynamespedia.com/meaning/Sanya/fRe-posting from spookie witches.
>>38918226HOLY FUCK WHAT.
>>389182262 spooky. A few different potential implications there.
>>38918265>>38918375At any rate it seems Sanya's condition is more sinister in origin than originally expected.
>>38917050Hex, half the time you write so goddamned obtuse when we're in reality we don't understand what we're doing, how the fuck are we meant to make sense of things in the dreamscape or whatever may be between them? Also that cat a shit, don't be a shit.
>>38918541Anon pls if it wasn't obtuse it wouldn't be a dream sequence.
>>38918457...there was ever a non-sinister possibility for her origin story?>>38918375What do you think?
>>38918674But it's so obtuse and Hex is playing coy so much that we don't know if its a dream sequence or not, we've no idea whats going on.
>>38918787Bananaboy was there so it's probably a dream. Am I the only one who finds this transition jarring as fuck? Not bad just... wow.
>>38918816Yeah its pretty jarring
>>38918725I definitely that that whatever was done to her has done huge amounts of damage to her soul.At least bad enough to cause a bleed over effect to people around her and with Maria as sensitive as she is she gets the brunt of it.Now if the theory about her being completely disconnected from fate is true it's possible that she been artificially forced to become a witch or something.
>>38918226>>38918265>>38918457You know how when a girl is chosen by the All-Mother for witchdom, it's customary to treat her like she doesn't exist anymore? And how said custom is older than mankind can remember? Now note how Sanya simply -does not exist-.I'm not entirely sure what to make of this other than artificially creating/altering witches is a seriously dumb idea, but there's definitely a correlation between that sendoff ritual and what's become of Sanya. She's appears to be some sort of "glitch" (or perhaps she was even originally intended to be a virus of sorts created by the Dragonborn) in the typical witch selection process.
We also know Sanya doesn't exist in Beta!TL and she might not exist in any of the others as well.
>>38918942>I'm not entirely sure what to make of this other than artificially creating/altering witches is a seriously dumb idea,Eulalia seems like a dumb, dumb bitch so that makes sense. Side note: Eulalia means "well spoke".>She's appears to be some sort of "glitch" (or perhaps she was even originally intended to be a virus of sorts created by the Dragonborn) in the typical witch selection process.Maybe they tried to cleric her for more juice and it backfired hard. Really hard.>>38918921>Now if the theory about her being completely disconnected from fate is true it's possible that she been artificially forced to become a witch or something.Yea that could be true.
Sanya is also most likely some kind of cosmic opposite to Maria as well.Where Sanya has no connection to fate but Maria has an abnormally powerful connection to fate.
>>38919067>Maybe they tried to cleric her for more juice and it backfired hard. Really hard.Maybe. I forget, is she a cleric of anything? Or even a cleric of Nothing? Even then that could be more of a symptom than a cause, as gods seem to alter the souls of their followers to be more in line with their reality/deviance, meaning that when Sanya got her soul decimated in the botched Witchification operation, nothing remained and therefore her soul got filled with Nothing. This would also explain why she keeps soulfucking everyone who's around her for too long, as she's just trying to do a soul touch thing akin to what Helena does but it keeps going wrong due to the fact that she is basically a hole in Fate. Think like the Exile from KOTOR 2 if you ever played that.Then you also have to consider that maybe her current fucked up-ness was actually somewhat inline with their intended end result and Sanya was meant to be their wrench thrown into the Witchworks should they ever need a trump card over the biggest threat to their rule.
>>38919210I doubt she was intended to be a weapon since she only majorly affects Maria and that's likely due to the fact that Maria's soul and mind are not the most stable things.
>>38919289Like I said, in-line with the intended end result, not the exact end result. They tried to build a nuke but somehow ended up with only an entirely too expensive pipebomb, if that makes sense. Also, they may have been intending to mass produce her.Sheeit, maybe Sanya was supposed to be the AToW equivalent of Chaika. A magical sleeper agent who subconsciously fulfills your own aims.
>>38919373> once the Sanya is mass-produced...>>38916755>No. What we shall ask and receive is freedom from the illusions that bind us. From Unreality to Reality. From Lie to Truth. From Mortality to Immortality, as has been our birthright since the foundation of this world” -- His eminence High Sage Madu during Celephais opening ceremonySo the guy who founded the twin's city preached about unreality and said the words we saw after Maria got soulvored in Eriadne's headspace.I just don't even know anymore.
>>38919441>I just don't even know anymore.Anon I still don't even know ever since this 'dream' started...It better not have serious impacts in reality because fuck knows whats going on and what we're doing, that would be pretty shitty of Hex.
>>38919373>>38919210>>38918942That sounds like one dangerous as fuck gambit.>>Conversely, what's the most deadly, friendly fire-y, collateral damage-y Cat spell?>There is so much to choose from...Invocation of Decay: Nine Trigrams Demonic Judgement Circle. Tributing some of her blood to the field of battle the Cat calls upon her innermost rage, crying out a damnation against all who defy justice. Soon, everyone within a six kilometer radius feels an increasing feeling of dread, as if slowly suffocating in their own blood, a sensation that soon turns out all-too-real as all matter within the area begins turning on itself. Iron rusts within seconds, flammable material bursts alight on its own, blood rots within people's veins and the very air turns stale and dead.The Cat casting the ritual is usually consumed as a tribute, dying in the knowledge that nothing within her line of sight will survive her by long.This just sounds like the kind of thing you wouldn't risk if you weren't completely sure.
>>38919468Stop shadowrunning so hard, anon.>>38919519>Invocation of Decay: Nine Trigrams Demonic Judgement Circle.What did I tell you about going Full Exalted, Hex?
>>38919539Anon I literally can't shadowrun, I have no fucking idea what is going on and the only person who seems to know is Hex who couldn't care less at actually communicating and conveying what the fuck we are experiencing, which we are apparently meant to already know about.
>>38919570>I have no fucking idea what is going onDreams.
>>38919441It explains what happened to his city, at least a little bit. If I understand properly, they basically pulled a Dwemer and ascended their entire city, quite possibly folding themselves into a god in the process. This could mean that the Twins are little more than Orz and are just the feelers of a beast from another reality poking in to say hello assuming the form and memories of a former citizen of Calaphais, or that they're essentially magical transhumans who instead of turning converting their consciousness to digitality they turned themselves into living spells (remember, Hex described spells as "lies made real" before), or that I'm just reading entirely too much into things.>>38919519>This just sounds like the kind of thing you wouldn't risk if you weren't completely sure.It also sounds like Sanya wasn't meant to escape (probably a result of her whole Wallflower Aura)
>>38919605We don't even know if it really is one anon and >>38917050 isn't helping shit, especially when he keeps muddying things up and yet still expects us to make informed choices about whats going on when its impossible to be informed.
>>38919631>(probably a result of her whole Wallflower Aura)It's interesting she seems able to control her Deviance at will.
>>38919631That's all kinds of freaky.
>>38919641>>38919570>>38919468We're not even at half a Dran yet.
>>38919708I wouldn't say -at will- per se, seeing as she seems to have a really hard time lowering her Deviance enough to actually interact with others (which gives rise to the possibility of the intended function of Subject Alexis being some kind of reality bouncing assassin). In fact, her just being in sociable levels of Deviance seems to cause physical and soul pain not just to her, but to those near her as well
>>38919641>yet still expects us to make informed choices about whats going onI think he just expects us to make choices. That said, I highly doubt Hex is just gonna be all like HAHAHA, YOU CHOSE THE WRONG OPTION AND NOW ERIADNE HATES YOU, LILIANA GOT RAPED TO DEATH, EVA GOT YULEMAI-MURDERED FOR RAPING ALL THE LOLIS, HELENA IS STERILE, SORA WILL ONLY EVER BE ATTRACTIVE OTHER GIRLS, AND YOU LOSE EVERYTHING FOREVER. He hasn't done that sort of thing yet, so there's no need to treat him like a criminal.
>>38919641It's a dream, the choice is not "what's the best course of action" the choice is "what would maria do".
>>38920005>In fact, her just being in sociable levels of Deviance seems to cause physical and soul pain not just to her, but to those near her as well> literally weaponized autismIt's late. I shouldn't laugh so hard at this>>38920017Or this. Having insomniac QM in your timezone is suffering.>>38920053>>38920053This. You can't optimize soul stalking.
>>38920017Yet he's responding to queries about it like it is that...
>>38920071If you got that from one post. I got that he doesn't want us using OOC information to influence our votes. Hex is anxious enough as it is, so I'd rather you not browbeat him into turning this into yet another milquetoast "you win everything for simply showing up!" quest simply because he's afraid of making alarmists like yourself go into full panic mode.>pointless ellipsesPlease don't do that.
>>38920324It's got nothing to do with that, its just that he seems like he's being deliberately obtuse all the time and can't communicate with us and its bleeding into his writing.
>>38920350Again this is a dream sequence it's supposed to be strange and highly symbolic.This isn't an active part of the quest it's entirely contained within Maria's mind at the moment and Eriadne's mind in the last section.
>>38920053Snuggle the dragon?
>>38921497Well of course thats the best course of action and what Maria would do.
So are we going to do the whole breakfast thing with Eri again today?We can't really eat anything though.
>>38922309Probably not, we only did it because Eri couldn't get up from bed.I don't know if Maria will need that though, we are going to try to at just do our rites in the morning, so we might not be bed ridden.
>>38923310Well it's a fast day for us until about 4pm anyway.And we seriously have to do our rites even if Eri or someone tells us not to.We go another day without them and we're going to really start falling appart.
>>38923362>And we seriously have to do our rites even if Eri or someone tells us not to.We don't have a choice, not doing our rites is the reason we broke.If they really want to watch over Maria them we can invite them to come along with us.
>>38923850Maybe Eriadne will get a chance to see the flex then.
> connection freezes> GDocs desyncs> quarter of the text is goneRight, so this is a thing. Let me just reconstruct these real quick.> dose commentsWhat is it you want to /know/, anon?
>>38925207I can't say for certain but I think he's misinterpreted what the significance of the Dream sequences are.He seems pretty worried that the decisions and events that happen here have either screwed us over or will screw us over.Rather than them just being mind-bending flashes of information or chances to further define Maria.
> real quick> 2 hours> [hexing intensifies][X] I MUST RESCUE THEM~Time is fleeting time is short~~The southbourne ships are leaving port~~A young child’s fear an old crone’s dream~~These lies are purer than they seem~The rhyme comes to me suddenly, a shrill prayer playing through my head over and over again as my sandaled feet beat against the snow covered rock, throwing up puffs of white as I speed up much faster than the - scandalously cut on the side - dress should allow.One two three. Inhale. One two three. Exhale. One two three. Inhale. One two three. Exhale. The rhythm speeds me onward past the first gate and into the space between the walls, past the third gate and beyond, always up up up spurred on by the memory of that desperate scream.“Sooooo~ Got a cozy change o’ clothes eh?” That voice. I almost run straight into a sentry house headfirst before catching myself. Right, no looking where you don’t want to go. Sorry Ma, I should have listened. Risking a glance around there is nothing there excep-- oh.Above me, just a few feet off the ground an orange-coloured light bobs and twinkles, keeping up with my steps effortlessly. Right. Feet on the way, look where you are going.“Who are you?”“Just myself I’m afraid, heehee~ But you? Who are you?”“Someone who doesn’t like riddles!”“Eeeh?! Who don’t like no riddles?”“Me!” This is pointless. Why am I even talking to an overgrown glow bug if it’ not saying anything of use? People in your life are like threads in a weave; You either make them fit in or you cut them out, as Ma always said. It seemed cold, but there is just no *point* here!“Already gettin’ tired of ol’ me?” I shrug and speed up, the cold beginning to bite down like a direwolf’s jaw.Please let me be in time. Please.1/2>>38925323((I see...))
>>38925950> - scandalously cut on the side - dress should allow.Maria is a lewd girl.
>>38925977She's wearing the elf dress from the thread before.
>>38925980Well that probably explains why she's freezing to death then.
>>38925980The one of the left I guess?
>>38925997Well hopefully we find a dragon to hug her and warm her up.
((Captcha pls))As if in response there is a galloping of hooves and a third (or second? Do lights count as people?) person appears from behind, the rider’s face unknowable under their rather old looking armor.“Ey? Yer a lil’ late but just in time!” Do they know each other? Well, no matter. As I clear the final fortification the picture in front of me isn’t exactly encouraging, the keep tiny but completely wreathed in thorny vines thicker than my arms. Try to weave through You up there. Come down and make yourself useful! Uh… Mister… miss… knight? A weapon!2/2>>38925998>>38925980((Bingo!!))
>>38926302>[X] Try to weave throughPain is just a minor setback for a hero!
>>38926302> A weapon!Smash through!
>>38926302>[x] You up there. Come down and make yourself useful!
>>38926302>[X] A weapon!
Closing and writing.
>>38926583I'm really liking this pace Hex. One update every ~12 hours is pretty great.
>>38926302>[x] Uh… Mister… miss… knight?Shit, I'm late. But so's Hex so it's okay!
>>38926302> Uh… Mister… miss… knight?
I'm glad to see anons had some interesting discussion while I was asleep.Now to see if Hex really can update in a timely manner!
>>38926302What's Nagrascant like politically? bureaucratic priesthood?
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/125584135746>The depends on whether you want to believe the person entering another's dream is 1) Anatomically the same as they are IRL 2) Look like they see themselves or 3) Look like the person sees them.So Maria is either just ugly, uglier than normal, or absolutely hideous.>isn't it sad Maria
>>38930500Maria is beautiful and Eri recognizes that, please support Eri in her endeavors to help Maria realize her beauty
> pink long dress> mentions MaI'm not sure if this is significant, but after being "released" by the All-Father it feels that way. Like, he was what made Maria survive all that shit, but she never felt good about the connection.Am I making sense?
>>38925950>ball of light and a horsemanNot sure if relevant but two of the pictures posted last thread was an angel and a lone knight on horseback in front of a mountain side fortress.Could be them here talking to Maria.
>>38930755 You mean like Maria surviving her life as a guard but hating how masculine she became in the process?
Sometimes this is AToW theme song.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tc7MH5ZXbg
>>38930862I think the angel is the kne we're trying to save. I think the floating character is that one picture Hex decided to add in after the voting period.
>>38934607>not all the time
>>38934878I'd have to agree shipping does form the majority basis of the quest fan intrest.it's not so bad though at least everyone is invested in the world and characters because of it.
>>38935093Yea, it works out. That is probably why those who still play are so enthusiastic about it; It all fits together.
>>38933689>You mean like Maria surviving her life as a guard but hating how masculine she became in the process?Yea. At the risk of baiting lewdposting again I think she has to realize that being tough and attracted to the fairer sex doesn't make her less of a girl. Which you know is a pretty good lesson when you think about it.>>38934653Floaty is Liliana.
>>38935665>Floaty is Liliana.Knight is Sora, angel is Helena?
>>38935665Hopefully getting her some nicer clothes and fixing the looks like a boy problen a bit will help.I think Eri might be able to start her down the right path if she can convice Maria to try.
>>38935703Does that make Eriadne the evil monster guarding the tower?I wonder if this is based off the adventure novels Maria used to read.
>>38937118If Hex can conjure another update, we may be able to find out.Speaking of, I guess >>38917213 wasn't entirely accurate after all?
>>38937247Seems he's a lot more motivated recently.
>>38937247No, I ended up running into too many technical issues for it to count. Anyways, hope to finish it up soon.>>38937897Breddy much. Hopefully it'll work.
>>38930166The majority of leaders are "secular" (a pretty nonsensical distinction to make because Nagrascant and the dragonborn share the belief that obedience equates worship) with religious government officers often taking the role of internal policing agencies.After all, someone might be technically fit for a job, but in order to avoid corruption one needs the Balance's eyes and ears to always stay vigilant.My sleep cycle is so baaaad.
>>38943278Wait don't they follow a literal god king?
>>38944155>>38944155Maybe he's not that formal. We also don't know if he's really a god.
bedtime bump, keep the thread toasty anons
Threadly reminder that no-one likes Maria.
>>38950039I like Maria anon.
>>38950236I would fug MAria.
So when can we get a chance to run away so that Eriadne doesn't have to deal with us anymore?
>>38951935When Hex updates.(Hex pls it's almost 36 hours now)
>>38952084I guess the update will be a bit chunkier.
pre-test bump. will be about 1 and a half hours.
((Not kill, just have to move about a lot ATM, sorry))
>>38965759We can wait, no doubt you'll have an update eventually.
>>38951935>Maria>Abandoning her duties>EverNonsense. We'll just hope that we have the chance to die for her sooner rather than later.
>>38967328But that would mean we wouldn't be around to protect Eri, and we'd make Eri and our friends sad, and thats just wrong.
>>38967328Eri would no doubt be sad if that happened though!
>>38967328Go away Beta timeline
>>38967392>>38967409Then Maria just have to hope to die next time, instead of this one.
>>38967328But that would be abandoning our duties in the future, that's both selfish and cowardly, Maria intends to never abandon her friends, and that means not dying so she can stay with them.>>38967468Go away Cat.
>>38967468>can't stop embarrassing her friends - cause that's what they are ->can't stop her duty>can't be fixedIsn't it sad Maria
>>38967499Please support Maria in her continuing quest to become a better person!
>>38967468Stay well, XS! Okay, don't get any worse at least.
>>38967687Please.She beyond help.Our primary goal should be to bother those around us as little as possible.
We need to get Maria a cute witches hat tomorrow.
>>38970843Bonnet. Definitely a bonnet.
>>38972788>BonnetThat's not really witch Material though and it definitely doesn't fit Maria's style.Eri or possibly Helena could definitely pull it off though.
What kind of bonnet?
Hope you didn't die Hex.
So what's the consensus on growing Maria's hair and how long should we go if we do?
>>38991686It's a fair idea and as long as it's not trip-on-you-own-hair long anything's fine. Worst case can braid or tie it for combat and the like.
>>38991875A braid would be super lovely
>>38991875I was thinking we could do like shoulder length then fold it back up and pin it, for anything that would end up annoying Maria.So it's something more feminine without becoming a nuisance.We definitely want a style we can keep out of her face though because apparently that can set off her deep training if she's not given time to get used to it.
>>38991932Still kind of exists as an obvious grab point unfortunately.She'd have to go with a bun or something similar.
>>38991686Depends on whether or not Eri likes her stupid, ugly boyish hair or not.
>>38992350Well judging from her dream she might like it a bit longer.And also wants to get Maria a cute nightgown.
>>38992372I think she just wants something she can properly ruffle and run her hands through.
>>38992434That scalp massage.
>>38992506Fuck Hex and his magical realm.How many fetishes has he given you so far?
Heading off for approximately 8 hours again.Keep the warmth covered for me.
>>38992713None that I didn't already have
A crown braid would be delightful.
>>38996575Do you have a picture I'm not familiar?
Sorry, it/I keeps/keep happening.[X] A weapon![X] Uhm, Mister... miss Knight?This won’t just do. At this rate we’ll be too late to save the person and it’ll all have been for nothing. A weapon. I need a weapon. Something to smash and burn, to hack and stab to rend apart this thing in my way!From the base of my spine I can feel it. Boiling. Surging. Rising up to heaven.“--she’s ready” is all I hear, then the world is drowned out by a blinding flash of light striking down from above. The stars n front of my eyes clear as I stare on something I have seen before. Somewhere, though it looks strange. The lance in my hand feels heavy and /old/ somehow, and while I still blink something like a picture drawn out of light opens up above it. The signs on the surface are strange but somehow I can still make out what they mean:https://youtu.be/WCWuJlJgsSQ?t=1m58s▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬「Infernolance Booting Up... Access Level "Perfected Sage" recognized.Initializing Paradigm Disruptor…Paradigm Disruptor... ReadyExternal Causality Matrices suspended within 164 radiusInitializing Chtonic Resonance Amplification Grid Invictus Condensator at 46... 58... 78... 91... 100 percentEnergy in Parallax Circuits: 1,59 ExajouleIncarnation “Maria of Antioch” cleared.Firing unlocked.Good luck.」▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1/?
>>38999782>>38999727>The exajoule (EJ) is equal to one quintillion (1018) joules. The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami in Japan had 1.41 EJ of energy according to its 9.0 on the moment magnitude scale. Energy in the United States used per year is roughly 94 EJ.We just invoked several times the power of a nuclear explosion.
>>38999727Maria is so best. And the Infernolance seems like an appropriately awesome weapon for her. And the bit about the base of her spine reminds me of her rites. >>38999782Maria, Witch of the Raven totem, needed a weapon in order to protect people. The universe provided. It's perfectly logical.
>>39000020>The universe provided.The universe provided a fucking He3 fueled Casaba Howitzer
>>39000052>The universe provided a fucking He3 fueled Casaba HowitzerFuelled by her Life energy.>>39000020>And the bit about the base of her spine reminds me of her rites.Kundalini is the snake at the base of the spine that awakens when you have sex.
>>38999727>▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬>「Infernolance Booting Up... >Access Level "Perfected Sage" recognized.>Initializing Paradigm Disruptor…>Paradigm Disruptor... Ready>External Causality Matrices suspended within 164 radius>Initializing Chtonic Resonance Amplification Grid >Invictus Condensator at 46... 58... 78... 91... 100 percent>Energy in Parallax Circuits: 1,59 Exajoule>Incarnation “Maria of Antioch” cleared.>Firing unlocked.>Good luck.」>▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Hooooo boy
>>39000242>>38999727> Perfected Sage> Incarnation "Maria of Antioch"...shit.
>>39000052>Cross-Dimensional Summon: ~Casaba Howitzer~
>>39000589Now you're thinking with Hexers.
>>38999727Oh man, I woke up to a cool thing.
Someone's gonna get befriended.
>>39000494I like it, simmering we can pin up if we need to otherwise we can have it down and girly
>>39003437Requires quite long hair though.
So that weapon of ours hold roughly 662.5 something Tsar bombs worth of energy.We could probably kill all human (and subspecies of humans) life on our planet if we wanted to.
>>39004219Yes, except it exists in a dream. That's kind of important.
>>39004468I'm not even sure that even matters in a witches dream with that much energy.
>>39004473It matters, see previous dreaming states.
>>39004468What are your Maria hair preferences XS?
>>39004131Long term goal then.
>>39004937No I mean Maria might not let it get that long.
>>39004929I'm a sucker for shrt hair, so It's not fair to ask me. Eridane's preferences are much more important, as long as they don't interfere with spear work (which it does if it's longer than shoulder-blade length, speaking from personal experience, unless tied up and back).
>>39005038Seems Eri's preferences are around shoulder length anyway.
>>39005460It's a spear with an AI, says hello, and has the power of multiple nuclear warheads in a semi-yuri semi-magical girls game. What the hell do you THINK is going to happen?
>>39005670Well going by the numbers we kill the biosphere.
>>39005677Not inside a dream we're not. There isn't a biosphere, it's a dream. Now, we might upset the twins if we're not careful....
>>39005689>Witch dreams>Not being horrifically morbid
>>39005689It's okay we're "Perfected Sage" access level.
>>39005038You have experience with spear-fighting then?
>>39005677Well hopefully we don't have to release everything at once
>>39005698It reminds me of Helena's dream.https://archive.moe/tg/thread/34612743/#34617262She definitely fucked up is some nasty way and saw the darker side of Athra as punishment.Most likely connect to [Defunct] as well.
>>39005710Spear, staff, chain, Chnese longsword, iado, chin'na grappling techniques, and tai chi. I can only practice the longsword and tai chi nowadays. I was a weird child.Mostly your hair gets in your eyes and mouth and is very distracting if you don't have it pinned up.
>>39000134So she got granted access to a nuclear dick?Power of love indeed
>>39006247You have eccentric hobbies, XS.
>>39008790To say the least.
>>39008790Well she IS on /tg/ anon.
>>39005689>We still know almost nothing about the twins.And I bet people wonder why I'm so hesitant to go adding lots of people to the coven.
>>39011273We know enough, like that they are very real.
>>39011834Pity the sum total of their character depth is currently that and also they're twins.
>>39008790She IS an attention whore
Yuri a gross. Mari and Eri need to fuck the same guy
>>39019028At least make an effort.Nobody would ever want to fuck an ugly piece of shit like Maria.
>>39019075I'd fuck Maria.
>>39020522I'd gently cuddle Maria.
>>39016927It's /tg/. We have actual rocket scientists, doctors, published writers, and physicists on the board. A little martial arts experience is not that odd.
I just remembered we rolled a two on remembering this dream.No cuddling Eriadne or saving Helena or having our Infernolance for Maria.
>>39023750There will be, we just won't remember it. Maria never remembers her dreams, but they're very intense.
>>39023834Eri will remember and be mad at Maria for not remembering
>>39023889>Eriadne responding to any of Maria's weirdness with anything but stoic and gentle acceptance, and maybe a touch of exasperation.Not a chance.
>>39024062Actually she gets pretty mad when Maria tries to get herself hurt out of some dumb sense of honor.
Sorry for falling back into old habits again, yesterday was a bit... turbulent.
>>39025683I heard it was pretty rough.>>39025122Honestly, I see the first time Eriadne actually get furious with us is when Maria gets herself seriously hurt trying to protect the others or something.
>>39025683Cheer up Hex-kun, we're always here if you want to talk.
>>39025122>>39025724Well, that's her getting herself hurt. Forgetting our dreamwalks won't bother her at all.And she might not want us to remember certain parts of it, considering how much like a marriage ceremony it was.
>>39026053>And she might not want us to remember certain parts of it, considering how much like a marriage ceremony it was.I think we're fine on that front. She thinks we're beautiful.
Okay, so the PC just died buuut I'll have to leave soonish anyways. Still, this is completely pathetic.>>39025786>>39025786Haah, thanks!>>39025724Well, it happens and I'll ensure it doesn't get worse. That's just that.
>>39026978>so the PC just diedWhat happened this time?
>>39026978Hex you really need to borrow a friend or family members laptop and do a complete system wipe and re-install on your machine and not go messing around with it
>>39026990>>390269900xc00000e9 I/O Error.>>39027003Easier said than done but I will.
>>39027103Well good luck Hex, and if all else fails I'm sure there are libraries around where you can access a PC and get to your documents if you need them in a hurry
>>39027103>0xc00000e9 I/O Error.Okay so your BIOS can't communicate with your hard drives properly.I really hope you've been saving for that new computer Hex.
>>39026978>Okay, so the PC just died buuut I'll have to leave soonish anyways. Still, this is completely pathetic.I'm sorry to hear that Hex, mine did too actually, fortunately I had saved Eri's Eyes up on pastebin so that didn't disappear.
>>39027149sounds like he might need to run checkdisk again, and if its bad, backup his data on another drive or recover it and then wipe the drives and write over their sectors
>>39027180>Eri's EyesWhats this now?
>>39027203ah, keep up the good work anon
>>39027222I actually need to go back and make sure this has everything, something else to add to the list I guess.
>>39027142>>39027142There are, just not closer than an hour away.>>39027149Weird thing is that the HDD the OS is on is unaffected while either of the other two lead to a crash. So either they're both fried or there's something darker at work here.
>>39027341Why not just pull them out?
>>39027341Gee, how come your mom lets you have three harddrives?
>>39027351I did. It's just annoying because one of them is just 5 months old by now and most of my data isn't on this one.>>39027630Pff-One system HDD, one for programs and one for data.
>>39027649>one of them is just 5 months old by nowmayhaps its the mobo connections?
This needs more SoL moments and a lot more best dragon girl.
>>39027665I agree wholeheartedly.
>>39027665It's pretty SoL so far anon. Won't complain about the latter though.
>>39027665I am looking forward to going shopping with our friends and best dragon girl
What does the dragon girl looks like
>>39028937Well, when Maria is stoned, she looks beautiful. She probably looks beautiful the rest of the time too, but Maria wouldn't admit that.
>>39028937Suigintou, more or less.
In that case can I ask Maria to go out on a date wif her
>>39030044I think that's the plan for today.Maybe a public bath house as well.
>>39030044Man, we've all been trying to get them together since like thread 1.
So, I've read this on and off and I see it is almost into forties... What happened that's needed to be known? I can't really remember much aside from the characters themselves.
>>39031015Were do you know up to?
>>39031031Not up to something specific. I've read it on and off since thread one.
>>39031077Well I guess the quick rundown of the last day is that we went out for our morning rites and met our combat teacher sparring with a witchbreaker and learned about them, got interrupted by Eriadne part way through and had a rundown with the god AKAZU.After that we met Mara an older student witch, had a quite breakfast with Eriadne and then went to class.Around here the whole thing with the spark wire network getting bombed happened there was a short PoV switch and we met a dragonboy.Then there was a PoV switch to Helena where we chatted with people and met Liliana in the bath.Back at Maria and we've finished classes we meet Liliana and get high with he (Also our mental state has started to degrade and Maria's deep training is flaring out by this point).Going back to our room to check on Eriadne we accidentally attack her pet when it flies at us drop Helena, tell Eriadne about our deep training and think about how beautiful she is.After that we're off to a house meeting where we learn about witches and house Antioch and Maria's condition gets even worse.She's pretty much freaking out by the time we get to dinner we sit down and have a chat with Sora about food and decide well do Operation Goulash tomorrow.Then Sanya shows up next to us out of nowhere everyone but Eriadne leaves and we try talking to her. Things start okay then she freaks out scares the shit out of Eriadne and blows up Maria's brain again.That's pretty much it before the dream stuff.
>>39031077Oh and Eriadne called us beautiful in her dream.
>>39041751>>39044161Fluffy edge jackets are the best.
On /tg/?Works fine on other board at least.
>>39044425Fur-lined. The word you're looking for is fur-lined.
>>39051241I don't know man.I don't even own a jacket.
http://ask.fm/ConvictCyborg/answer/125808851778> dat Mara gap moePa = Kholmar > Azureus = Tharek > * Thallian
Can I get a hug too
>>39054943I'll give you a hug anon.
Audiosensory delusions are finally gone, actually feel.like a person again, need to back up my data somehow before I wipe cause I'll just regret everything otherwise.Sorry to let everything affect me so much.
>>39062346no worries Hex, we'll stick with you
Can I be carried too
>>39069435You will never be Eri-carried, anon
What are you doing to that women
>>39069502Life is pain.
>>39071705Hopefully nothing degenerate.
Really cause it looks like your strangling that poor girl from here
>>39074718>>39071705Well, her other hand and where it is, is hidden by the shield....
Dammit. Just... dammit. Have to cut this one short but I didn't want to just let it die either.I blink. Is this my way? To just cut through all without mercy, to destroy everything that stands in my way? ...yes. Someone needs to. If that will be me, I’ll not run away.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬「Resolution recognized. Pact Zeta unlocked. Becoming unto this world a new law beyond time: Genesis Shift」▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬“FIRE!” The lance almost knocks me off my feet, the orange beam roaring like an angry beast as it thunders towards the walls.The world… /burns/. The hills. The sky. The castle itself, it all burns away in an instant, everything including the air catching fire before I even know what’s happened.…The vines stand strong amides the fire, the only living thing around. Far ahead - where the tower used to be - I can see something looking like an egg made from the things. “Mister… miss knight?” Damnit, I WILL get through!!1/2
>>39085508>Dammit. Just... dammit. Have to cut this one short but I didn't want to just let it die either.Don't take it so hard Hex a lot of stuff happened that was out of your control.
“Most certainly. Speak with me”.I can’t quite see them step forward but then the person's hand touches the lance, and from somewhere words appear within my mind, words wolder hn I or this cstle or even this world, words beyond time promising a power beyond all doubts. Our voices mix as the prayer echoes against the mountains like the howling of a storm-“SEARCHING FREEDOM’S WAY WE ENTREAT YE WHO DWELL ABOVE TO BE OUR GUIDING LIGHT; BESTOW UPON US ALL THE POWER OF THY RADIANCE THAT WE MIGHT STAND AGAINST OUR ENEMIES IN THIS OUR DARKEST HOUR-- FIVE CORNERS OF EXISTENCE COME TOGETHER TO DECLARE A TRUTH BEYOND DREAM AND DEATH -- ECLIPSE… JUDGEMENT!!The liquid fie darkens, splitting and writhing into twin streams of black and white that coil against and around each other frying and killing the vines as the tide triples to an all-consuming torrent of pure liberation sweeping away everything in its way. Only the egg remains, but suddenly there’s tis voice again, fearful and hopeful all at once.=N-no. I don't deserve this=“You di!! You are are a good person! You can’t be forgiven if you not forgive yourself!“=No, leave me leave me my sin--=“Your sins… they are in the past!!” A crack.=Really?!= Another crack. We’re getting through!!“Yes!” Dammit we’ll make it one way or another!!Another crack, and with a deafening roar that even drowns out our fire the shell explodes, the lance stopping its assault in the same instance.Silence. A light - much gentler than the harsh brightness of the weapon - slowly begins to float upwards, inside a winged incredibly beautiful person with yellow her, her eyes closed, lips curved into a happy smile=Thank you=2/?
She - and everything else - fades away, the last thing I see being the knight giving me “Wake up, wake up!! Nonono, not again come on Maria you can’t be dea--”I open my eyes, looking into Helena’s tearful ones. The girl shudders and jumps away from me wide-eyed and I just shake my head.Whatever being a witch means, it certainly means a lot of strangeness beside all else.-Fin-EpilogueI am Vangar ben Asarath din Elian, Head Enforcer for the whole Red Wing at dragonheart. Not a nice job, but if life were nice I’d be in bed with a frisky witch right now, not unmarried and touring the isolation quarters. One of the cells is shining softly and I muffle my steps. A quick look on my watch confirms that it’s still three hours before Rise. An enforcer shouldn’t ever be seen as anything but a force of nature. All seeing, all-powerful and ready to strike at any moment. But damn this boy of all people should know better. Just as I’m in front of the grated door, the light winks out.“RECRUIT, WERE YOU GIVEN PERMISSION TO LIGHT“No. This soldier did not light a candle!”“WERE YOU GIVEN PERMISSION TO USE MAGIC?”“No, this soldier wasn’t-”“--OR MOCK YOUR SUPERIORS?”“No. This soldier wasn’--”“DAMN RIGHT YOU WEREN’T. I THOUGHT YOU SMARTER THAN THAT RECRUIT, BUT SINCE YOU ARE THIS EAGER TO RISE I TRUST YOU WILL NOT OBJECT TO A MORNING RUN!”“No. This soldier has no objections!”“GOOD, DIDN’T THINK SO!” I unlock the gate, the disheveled figure staring at me wide-eyed before snapping to salute.“FOUR TIMES, AND TAKE THE GRAND TOUR!” He just nods, running off after another salute, and I briefly wonder about the smell of brimstone and flowers wafting out of his room before locking it again. Probably just a trick of the mind.It’s not a nice job, but it has to be done.3/3
>>39085693Wait why does she think we're dead?I don't understand. What does she mean by again anyway?Did this happen before? I don't.
>>39085715no idea, also not sure whats up with the epilogue bit, is that the epilogue of the thread?
>>39085693>She - and everything else - fades away, the last thing I see being the knight giving me*"The Knight giving me a nod, as if we'd been long-time brethren at arms. I nod back, and there's almost a feeling like trust passing between us for a momentA Tale of Witches chapter 38 has now concluded, I thank all those who stayed around with me for their patience and deeply apologize for my failing t meet set goals.Next thread will be tonight, starting between 2300 UTC and 0400 UTC.Please wait warmly.>>39085715>Wait why does she think we're dead?Spoiler: She tried scanning you with Wings of my Soul..Bad habits. They die hard.
>>39085721I think it's a bit of info about dragon boy life.So logically since witches and wizards are opposites they have a very strict system to oppose the witches very free and open system.
>>39085725>Next thread will be tonight, starting between 2300 UTC and 0400 UTC.I'm sure you can get it done Hex.Also, you need to stop falling into the trap of wanting to write more as the wait for us grows longer.It's an unwinnable situation you should decide on the length of the update and stick to it.Don't try to make it longer because we've waited longer otherwise we'll just end up waiting even more.
>>39085737>>39085721>So logically since witches and wizards are opposites they have a very strict system to oppose the witches very free and open system.> tfw that recruit was probably some heir to a Proctor & Gamble-tier megacorpDragonborn are scary.
>>39085725>She tried scanning you with Wings of my Soul..So it's just the deviancy thing like before or something similar from Sora's accidental attack.Does it not work on a broken soul?>>39085762It's a good system really it teaches them how to be good and responsible leaders.Similar to how the Witch system teaches them to rely on each other and stay extremely adatable.
>>39085762>>39085737Right shit, we need to go there for operation Ghoulash.
>>39085725Thanks for the thread Hex, always fun.
>>39085773It shouldn't be a problem the two schools have a close relation and a lot of respect for each other.Like the whole yin-yang thing.
>>39085725>Please wait warmly.Indeed I shall, thanks for the updates and the thread OP, I can't wait to go shopping with the girls and best dragongrill
>>39085771Maybe it's from fusing with Eriadne. She read as sleeping on the scan during the pov shift but still was aware enough to make fun of Helena.>>39085771>>39085762>>39085737Now we know why Azureus had such mixed feelings. Shit's like bootcamp all over again.
>>39085800>Maybe it's from fusing with Eriadne. She read as sleeping on the scan during the pov shift but still was aware enough to make fun of Helena.I'm not really sure what you mean.>Now we know why Azureus had such mixed feelings. Shit's like bootcamp all over again.Well if a little 10 year old girl can handle it a dragonborn prince can.
When you really get down to it witches are probably some of the freest people in the world.
>>39085672>words wolder hn I or this cstle or even this world, words beyond time promising a power beyond all doubts. Our voices mix as the prayer echoes against the mountains like the howling of a storm->“SEARCHING FREEDOM’S WAY WE ENTREAT YE WHO DWELL ABOVE TO BE OUR GUIDING LIGHT; BESTOW UPON US ALL THE POWER OF THY RADIANCE THAT WE MIGHT STAND AGAINST OUR ENEMIES IN THIS OUR DARKEST HOUR-- FIVE CORNERS OF EXISTENCE COME TOGETHER TO DECLARE A TRUTH BEYOND DREAM AND DEATH -- ECLIPSE… JUDGEMENT!!>The liquid fie darkens, splitting and writhing into twin streams of black and white that coil against and around each other frying and killing the vines as the tide triples to an all-consuming torrent of pure liberation sweeping away everything in its way.I hope I'm not just seeing things here.Thanks for the thread Hex, don't worry about the delays sometimes things happen and you have to prioritize, we're just strangers in the internet after all.
>>39085814>Well if a little 10 year old girl can handle it a dragonborn prince can.Drill instructor Maria when?>>39085824>When you really get down to it witches are probably some of the freest people in the world.True. They just need to stay out of trabble and it's a pretty sweet life really.>>39085800>Shit's like bootcamp all over again.Does bootcamp give you leave to bang your tsundere witchfu?>>39085833...what are you seeing?
>>39085508>Someone needs to. If that will be me, I’ll not run away.Don't worry Maria, we'll make sure you only absolutely destroy the things that deserve it.
>>39085672>“SEARCHING FREEDOM’S WAY WE ENTREAT YE WHO DWELL ABOVE TO BE OUR GUIDING LIGHT; BESTOW UPON US ALL THE POWER OF THY RADIANCE THAT WE MIGHT STAND AGAINST OUR ENEMIES IN THIS OUR DARKEST HOUR-- FIVE CORNERS OF EXISTENCE COME TOGETHER TO DECLARE A TRUTH BEYOND DREAM AND DEATH -- ECLIPSE… JUDGEMENT!!This whole part felt real magical girl-wish, the sudden invocation from nowhere, the colorized beam, even the fact that she awakened it to save a friend.
>>39085845Like anybody that tries to hurt Eriadne nee-sama
>>39085814>I'm not really sure what you mean.>>36014020>I nod and tiptoe over to the bed with Lilliana looking at all dishes strewn about every which way. I bet Maria did this, she and Eriadne really began liking each other really quickly but come on does that mean you need to make a mess out of everything? Uoh she was probably in a hurry so really it's no problem. Friends support each other, that's like part of the friend code or something."Chosen of the gods, Enlightened by Yulemai, huhu~" I almost drop what I was doing and stare at the sleeping girl. "W-what?", I say. Probably not the smartest thing but really she shouldn't have been awake. "Your introduction. I have half a mind to walk you through the forms until you get them right, but certainly your Senra might take issue with that", Eriadne says, eyes still closed and what seems to be a smile on her lips. Uoh, she's REALLY serious! "Hey it wasn't like that bad!" Really I need to defend myself here! Eriadne just shrugs, her breaths deepening again. ~I open the wings of my soul and know the world~…she's really asleep! Like, really, really, REALLY asleep. Uoh, should a person really be able to do that so quickly? Hmm I'll have to think about what I know later on. Lilliana and I load up on the dishes and race to the kitchens, my legs carrying me just a little bit faster though on our way back I really start needing something sweet. Or maybe some sunlight, sunlight would be good too. Really I'm starting to hate The Grey season, it's not even winter just dry and cold and TERRIBLE!Though it's unclear if she read as asleep while still speaking.>Well if a little 10 year old girl can handle it a dragonborn prince can.He seems to be handling it well enough, sure.>>39085844>Does bootcamp give you leave to bang your tsundere witchfu?>tfw no tsundere witchfu>>39085693>Not a nice job, but if life were nice I’d be in bed with a frisky witch right now, nThey all seem to have a taste for witch, huh.
Is there a dragonborn in this quest without a witch fetish?
>>39085886>They all seem to have a taste for witch, huh.Even Maria, even the players.
>>39085895>Is there a dragonborn in this quest without a witch fetish? Eriadne's aunt? >>39085897...even filthy halfbloods like Evangelyne's dad do
>>39085844>what are you seeing?>>39085883This actually, that whole sequence was giving me magical girl vibes out the ass
>>39085897>>39085895>Is there a dragonborn in this quest without a witch fetish?I bet it's a biological thing.
>>39085981>>39085883I like how saving Helena involves shooting her with the power of 500 Nagasaki blasts. It's very manly in a girly way.
>>39086000Helena a cute.
>>39086000Magical girls don't know the meaning if overkill
>>39086006Helena a cutest. After Maria and Sora.>>39086025So it seems. I just wonder what we were saving her from.
>>39085833>>39085883>>39086000https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VRMWB8-BWcMarble Screw ain't nothing to joke about
>>39086221This must be one of the best anime things I've ever seen.HOLY SHIT. It's like... Love Love Tenkyoken only girlier.>>39085693>I briefly wonder about the smell of brimstone and flowers wafting out of his room before locking it again. Wonder what that was about.
>>39086221I wonder if that was intentional.> coil against and around each otherIt totally was.
>>39086324Precure ain't nothing to fuck with.
>>39085895>Is there a dragonborn in this quest without a witch fetish?A very shameful thing, that. Please support our world's leaders in laying off these twisted desires!>>39085833>I hope I'm not just seeing things here.It depends on what you're seeing.>>39085771>It's a good system really it teaches them how to be good and responsible leaders.Indeed. Once they've stopped crying for their soft beds back home that is. >So it's just the deviancy thing like before or something similar from Sora's accidental attack.>Does it not work on a broken soul?Unknown. >>39085754Yea, very true.
>>39086554>>39086221>>I hope I'm not just seeing things here.It's too late Hex, you'r secret has been revealed.
>>39087293Why did you delete the picture?
>>39087334Too late Hex, we see you thar
Thanks for writing Hex!
Thanks for the thread hex
>>39087778>>39087608>>39085777My pleasure. It's difficult sometimes but also great.