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“Show me a life worth living and I will show you a life driven by the fear of death” -- Reflections on Death and Dream, credited to First Disciple Rosá Encarna Asunción circa 10 After FoundingI am Maria of House Antioch. That comes pretty easy to me already really. What doesn't come easy is understanding. Anything. Right now one of my friends - cause that’s what she is - called Helena is staring at me, tears still fresh on her face. Just another thing I don’t understand.“...dead?” Odd, it’s still way dark but somehow I see her pretty clearly. Just as I think that, her outlines are starting return into the twilight, the room becoming hazy again really quickly. Damn that would have been useful!!“Huh-uh”. Saints, she sounds so miserable… “B-because I… you were so cold and then your soul--”“Five Pillars: Burning Road!” Following the command is a flow of power around the room as every candle lights up at once. Huh, this pattern seems familiar. I blink against the sudden brightness.“Helena. What is going on here?” Evangelyne’s voice sounds at once tired and very, very annoyed. Uh, Eriadne, help me here. I look around, only to find her still sitting on the same chair, her eyes - bright green eyes ringed with purple - alert but otherwise unmoving. Looking first to me, then to Helena, she finally meets Evangelyne’s gaze as something unreadable passes between them. What? Why are you both looking at the two of us like we’re some criminals?! This isn't right at all; Shouldn't you be happy we are getting along? Helena seems to have noticed the change in atmosphere too, her gaze shifting from fearful to fearful and really confused.“Maria, would you /kindly/ explain what you are doing?” Evangelyne’s voice isn’t exactly cold but… chilly, yea. Definitely a little on the cooler side. Waa, those ruby red eyes can be seriously scary even when they’re super calm.1/?
[X] Whaa-haaat?! [offended]<Stress: +34%. New Stress Level: 48%>~‘Do you seek completion?’~The world jumps as the question stabs right into my brain and I sway on the bed before righting myself.~‘From Confusion to clarity’~The echo makes me flinch, but it’s gone almost as quickly, mood turning from confused to sour.“Whaa-haaat?! Come ON now, what is your PROBLEM?!” Uoh, that might have come out a bit too strong but right now I don’t care. The northerner moves to speak but right now this is just way too much. A entire battalion of lancers are running around the inside of m head screaming uncontrollably and Evangelyne being so... so... /her/ is not making it ANY better."Look Evangelyne, can't you trust me a LITTLE bit? Once? Just a little?" I can feel my Will surge up from the base of my spine, swirling and boiling upwards to my navel and through my chest towards my neck.Killing Intent. Great. This would be the third time in two da-- calm down. Calm down, by the Saints. She doesn't mean it like that. She's so frustrating, but she's my friend. I close my eyes for a second and think of a cool mountaintop and the power slowly fades away.Fighting the wish to just pull the blanket over my head again I open my eyes and look at her, hoping that there is not too much annoyance left in my look and voice."I'm sorry... really sorry. Just... uhm... right..." This is way too awkward, can I please just die right now? Helena seems at least a little better off. Well, "better". She seems almost angry at me. The way this girl changes from one mood to another is more than a little strange. At least she's not crying, I guess that is a little better? But no, that doesn't mean she's fine. Dammit, me, stop reacting to everything so badly.2/?
"Alright. I'm sorry. Evangelyne...?""It is no big issue. What I want to know is why I found you in bed with Helena. Furthermore, did you make her cry?""Senra she... it's my fault really I didn't think and felt things that weren#t there that's all please don't be mad at her she didn't do anything bed and if anything it's my fault because I did not think please I don't want xyou two to get in a faut because of me it's really alright now please ca we just forgt this it was me who wanted to sleep with her and I thiught it would maybe be nice but then she was so cold and I got scared please I did not want to maeke everyone sad--" "I understand, and to be honest, I'm not really mad anymore. Could you explain what it is you felt?""It was just weird probably imagined it don't worry I won't do it a--""No, it's alright. I want you to tell me". "Right she just was really cold and it didn't feel like she was alive anymore". I look at Eriadne, but the older girl just returns it calmly and nods before returning her attention to Helena. Almost... almost as if she wanted them to forget she's even there. Ha, as if someone would do that. Then again, maybe it's a training thing. Not everyone can always pay attention to everything and they're not fighters.Evangelyne looks from me to Helena, playing with a strand of that strangely grey hair.3/?
"I believe... yes. It's called the joining. It rarely happens like this anymore, but some witches, well..."."Is there something you know? If so, I'll have you say it now". Eriadne's voice is controlled but it seems like she's not very patient right now."Of course there is". Evangelyne's smile is almost like one of Liliana's now. "A witch can - at times - take a while to fully become one with the All-Mother. In general this occurs after she uses magic for the first time. It is not always instantaneous and can take up to a day to fully, 'take', if you will. Mother called it 'completion', I believe"."She felt /dead/, Senra!""And she got better, didn't she? It's not wrong either; A witch ends one life and begins a new one after all, and it's not all pretty words. Now, Maria, Eriadne, I believe you two have something that needs doing?" 4/5
I blink, confused both by her explanation and that last sentence but Eriadne - of course - is quick to react and nods."She is correct. Lady Maria, if you would?" Eriadne gives me her hand and helps me off the bed. Goodness, I need to get /out/ of this blasted dress."Uhm. What are we doing?""Honouring our contract with AKAZU, Lady Maria". Eriadne points to the floor and I sit down before thinking, the noble doing the same a moment later. Hey, why are you looking like /I/ know what to do?"Do we even know h--" Then it hits me. Like a packet being opened in the back of my head the knowledge comes back. I got this. All the steps. All the words. Everything. Lead the ceremony. I got this. Explain it to Eriadne and hope she does it. Get Evangelyne to help. Other((I'm sorry, this was really shitty of me))
>>39304063>[x] Lead the ceremony. I got this.
>>39304063Welcome back Hex!>[x] Lead the ceremony. I got this.You just said you did Maria!
>>39304063>[X] Lead the ceremony. I got this.
>>39304063> Lead the ceremony. I got this.But our stress, we had just gotten that down.Nice to see you again Hex.
>>39304063[x] Lead the ceremony. I got this.[x] Get Evangelyne to help.
Closing and writing.
>A witch ends one life and begins a new one after all, and it's not all pretty words.That death ceremony.Also Hex do we have to do this AKAZU thing every morning now?
>>39304063>[x] Lead the ceremony. I got this.Maria ASSERTIVE
>>39304023>Almost... almost as if she wanted them to forget she's even there. Ha, as if someone would do that. Then again, maybe it's a training thing. Not everyone can always pay attention to everything and they're not fighters.They sure can't Maria
>>39304005>Immediately apologizingMaria pls.
>>39304063We should actually get Eva to help, not that we need it, but as a sort of apology to almost Killing Gazing her again.
>>39304311Why do I have the feeling we actually died and became some kinda ghoul.
>>39304434I get the feeling actually dying is a part fo becoming a witch.They are a different species afterall a human may have to die to gain access to magic.That would also explain why it's easier for a dragonborn to start using magic and they don't stop being concidered a dragonborn.
>>39304476>>39304311> all female magic wielders are living deadSpooky, but it sort of fits the tone of the setting I guess.
>>39304514> all female magic wielders are living deadI think it's only the humans that die.Like you have dragonborn witches and cleric witches but there are no human witches.They have to be changed on a more fundamental level to allow them to use magic.
>>39304311Dunno if Maria needs ANOTHER daily ritual.
>>39304718Our rites right after this!
>>39304311((In general it's gonna be an off-screen thing. Speaking of dying, I have a request; Please don't bump this thread in case of my absence. I /have/ to cope with my own BS somehow. Thanks)).
>>39304971Alright Hex, we'll try.
>>39304971We can actually spend the thread talking and discussing the quest
>~‘Do you seek completion?’~>The world jumps as the question stabs right into my brain and I sway on the bed before righting myself.>~‘From Confusion to clarity’~>The echo makes me flinch, but it’s gone almost as quickly, mood turning from confused to sour.Well at least we remember the stuff from our dream with Eriadne.
>>39305763We remember just enough to make us creeped the fuck out. And apparently we not only married Eri but also the All-mother. Double meanings yo.
>>39305763Of course anon, how could Maria forget something about Eriadne?
>>39305822Or the All-Mother married the two of them. Either way, this song feels incredibly fitting on multiple levelshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrJky8YuTr4
>>39305763I hope we remember our motherfuckin' Infernolance.I'm mega curious to see if we can do anything with it in the waking world.
>>39305830It's not like she's Helena
>>39304023>Evangelyne thinks Maria is trying to molest her HelenaDamn hypocritical bitch.
>>39304005>Helena seems at least a little better off. Well, "better". She seems almost angry at me.Well you spoke harshly at her Senra, it's no wonder Maria.
>>39303936>Rosá Encarna Asunciónhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asunci%C3%B3n_%28disambiguation%29http://www.behindthename.com/name/encarnacio10n[trolling intensifies]
>>39305972It's called deep, anon.
>>39305947Everyone here is a circle of don't talk shit about my waifu
>>39305822>>39305869We married her already?
>>39306012Also teachers, sister-surrogates and daughterus. It's complicated stuff.
>>39306058Quite literally in Maria's dreams.
>>39306088What the dying ceremony?Who said it was a marriage thing too?
>>39305947>Well you spoke harshly at her Senra, it's no wonder Maria.We can be glad it's not the twins we're rooming with or they'd have chucked some elder thing at us already.
>>39306142They were joined as one in a feast of worms. It had all the emotion and trappings of a marriage ceremony, right down to "becoming one" in the post-rite bedroom.
>>39306180Liliana would just drag Eva off and let her cool down. Cause she's great.
>>39306180Maria would have just told it to fuck off.
>>39306242That was smile protecting power. What if their smile protecting power clashes with her sense of self preservation? Trick question, she has none.
>>39305928What's hypocritical about wanting exclusive privileges?
>>39306182It also kind of implied heavily that we're going to have to wait for Eriadne to initiate a lot of the time.
>>39307523Well, she IS the Ascendant.Though it also implied that Maria has to make her feelings clear to Eri or else the chance will slip her by.
>>39307567Of course. Much of the story seems influenced by Hexer's opinions on BDSM and he/she doesn't seem to like dead fish subs.
>>39307567Yeah of course.Though I don't think it's in the way you're implying.I don't think Maria will understand properly how she feels about Eriadne for a while but she definitely needs to say that being around Eriadne makes her happy.>>39308320I don't think anyone likes dead fish.
>>39308371>I don't think anyone likes dead fish.US.
>>39308394What?>>39308320I believe he's more into the lighter side of bdsm as well.
>>39308394He likes being one, not dealing with one.
>>39308371>Though I don't think it's in the way you're implying.I may have accidentally implied romantic feelings, but I just meant Maria needs to be more open with others in general if she hopes to adjust to her new life, especially where Eri is concerned.
>>39308575Yea, she also kinda needs to be more open with Eva... a lot more open.
>>39308575Yeah of course.The romantic stuff would probably take quite a while.She still doesn't personally understand love and relationships and more importantly she has no idea homosexuality is a thing or that a relationship can start between two women.Eriadne will have to be a bit intuitive about the whole situation.
>>39310107To help with them not constantly baiting each other on accident. Like a basic willingness to be friends is there but they just keep stepping onto one another's toes.
Hex will surely update again before he goes to sleep!
>>39310234Yeah, sure. Just like Callow will.
>>39310234That's the plan.>>39310284Callow updated though.
>>39310199Honestly that's more of a problem on Eva's end.She's too stuck in the mindset of seeing Maria as a child.She'd probably have to learn about Maria's past in more detail or something.Seeing Maria's cars in a group bath scene or something.>>39310284>Comparing Hex to CallowPls.
>>39310316>Comparing Hex to CallowIt's been happening all the time since Callow first started running.
>>39310340Hex actually puts effort into his quest.It's a completely disproportunate comparrison.
>>39310312You got my hopes up Hex but he still hasn't posted another update today. Booo!
>>39310316>Seeing Maria's cars>carsTop Gear Maria when?
>>39304971Does this apply to every spell we gain from some kind of elder god thing?In the long term will we be thanking like 50 dieties every morning?That seems kind of tedious.
>>39310583Once someone invents TV and cars.
>>39310587Minor spoiler (?): No, it depends on the deity and what it is you want. Also, you'll probably need to tap a lot of contacts to get these many Channeling/Ritual spells together. Of course, if you guys really wanted to specc yourself towards creepy shaman chick I wouldn't be the one to say no. I /did/ run Hexer Quest after all.
>>39310704So why are we thanking him everyone morning for casting a spell once then?I could understand thanking him every time we cast it but this seems kind of disproportunate.
>>39310704>>39310752Oh, and none of us really understand anything about the meta side of this system at all beyond we're in a party where each member has some broadly defined roles.
>>39310752We're thanking him for the ability to cast it not because we cast it.
>>39310752You're not. It'll be explained next update.>>39310783Yaaa, I know. My information policy needs work but I'll do my best to not create a situation where you run into a trap due to not understanding something.
>>39310853>but I'll do my best to not create a situation where you run into a trap due to not understanding something.That would be really helpful, Like I said we know everyone has a role and have a rough estimation of what that is:(Maria = Defender, Sora = Striker, Eva = Support, Liliana = Diplomancer, Helena = Healer Eriande and Twins = Casters (Loremaster and whatever a watcher thing is supposed to be))But we have no idea what any of the limits are what each thing is supposed to entail or how we're are meant to spec anything or any information at all about how any system works or is defined.It's kind of frustrating.
>>39310752AKAZU is an elder god, I'd accept any reason as fine. Even like "Because I like it"
Right, not making THAT mistake again.Fuck you, me.[X] Lead the ceremony. I got this.Haaah, I'll probably totally get this wrong and hurt everyone, but I have to try this. I'm not sure why Eriadne trusts me to get this right but at least I have to try. Even if I disappoint her it would be so much worse not to try and seem even more useless than I already am. I really owe her to at least give it the best try I can, even if that is very little."Uhm... knife". Eriadne nods and draws out her pen from her sleeve - wait what - and holds it between two fingers. Uuuuooh, bad memories with that thing. Nono, that was yesterday. Focus on the now."Remember!" Along with the command she slashes through the air sharply, the bony white material warping and twisting before settling on the all too familiar shape of a blade about as long as my hand. Wasn't it longer yesterday? Right, doesn't matter.Accepting the weapon from my friend I weigh it for a bit, the instinct making me feel silly a second later. I prick my finger and draw a triangle on the ground, motioning Eriadne to do the same. Guess magic hurts more than the brain. She follows my example without flinching - of course - then looks at me again. Eeep, that smile is way too trusting! Right, speak."One whose life is unliving. One whose eyes are unseeing. One whose mind is infinity beyond time, we come before thy throne to entreat thy guidance--"1/2
>>39311789Wahey, look who it is!
>>39311789Eri, please be careful with your smiles, Maria might not be able to take it.
Oh boy, this should be good.
The space between us grows cold. No. Worse. It grows /empty/, as if everything - heat, air, even the idea of existing - were being sucked into an endless hole as that faceless face slowly emerges from in-between the cracks of what is to look at us unbli---She's good-. Wait, was that my own thought? -No-I look around, only to find us floating again in that grey space again, Eriadne's smile /somehow/ in front of my eyes and inside my head as well. Aah, this is way too weird!!Just like that the vision fades away and we're back. Saints, my heart's beating way too fast, but everything else seems normal. ...apart from the circle of frost surrounding the two of us, but that's not really important, right?<Regained Rote: Aberration Barrier. Use limit: Until midnight><Drain increase by 7%, new Drain Level 93%>It feels like something is... sliding into place, almost. Taking up a space inside my head I didn't even know was there, like a hidden weapon fitting snugly into its sheath. Is that weird? No idea, but somehow I decide I like the feeling. Knowing that - no matter what - it'll be there if I just /reach/ for it with the right thoughts and words.For a few moments I just sit there, satisfied with just the moment and my place in it, but soon enough the awkwardness starts creeping back in like a thief and I feel myself become super aware of how silly I must look."Uh...""Yes, Lady Maria?""I...""You did well". Eeep?! I smile, swaying back and forth a little on my heels before I stop myself. Why can't I get this /blasted/ habit under control already?!Hmm. Nothing else is probably going to happen here, so I stand up juuust a bit too quickly and step outside the frosted circle, Eriadne following my example with much more grace. I Really don't want to do my rites right now. Guess I'll just stay here. Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me. Go out and do my rates taking with me (who?)  Other
>>39312173>[X] Go out and do my rates taking with me (who?) >EriandeJ-just in-case something goes wrong again.Flexible.
>>39312173>[x] Go out and do my rites taking with me (who?) Why not all of them? If they're interested. If not whoever wants to.
>>39312173> Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me.If someone is worried they can come along, but I think they might have their own morning rituals.
>>39312173>[x] Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me.>new Drain Level 93%Uwaaa~
>>39312173> Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me.Really gotta do those. If someone wanted to come (but who would want to do that?) they could though.
>>39312173>[X] Go out and do my rates taking with me (Eriadne)
>>39312173> Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me.No one else needs to go out and get all sweaty with us, we'll be fine.
Sometimes I wonder if Eri knows the effect she has on Maria and is enjoying it.
>>39312173> Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me.That was certainly interesting.
>>39312315((...right. What the FUCK did I just... what? WHAAAAAAAAA- 7% increase which makes the /total/ 8%. I really need to stop failing at everything. ))>>39312127((I wanted to do this better to be honest)).Alright, I think I need to crash now after all. The caffeine's already starting to wear off. Sorry, gonna be back soon.
>>39312388Of course, she knows and she enjoys it because it makes Maria happy.I hope you're not implying she's some kind of sadist.
So one ritual = Unlimited uses until midnight?
>>39312173>>39312222Supporting!>>39312411Should we keep it bumped while you sleep then?
>>39312450Well until our drain gives out.>>39312411If you tell us when you get back this >>39312455is a good idea.
>>39312455If you want, otherwise I'll just start a new one in case it 404s in the meantime. This wasn't exactly part of my > plan.
>>39312489>>39312489Gonna be back in circa 5 - 8 hours.>>39312450Indeed. It's only limited by how much sauce you can spare.
>>39312524Honestly that probably would only need one or two bumps not taking the second 5 - 8 hour period of actually writing the update into account so I assume some anon will do it
>>39312173> Go out and do my rates taking with me>Eriadne
>>39312559Hah, nice. Good night, and thanks for all your support up to this point!> spoilerWell, hopefully I'll stay within the lower bounds of that.Please wait warmly.
> Eva's look right now
>>39313103Must be so jelly she can get that response from Maria.
Didn't Hex start talking about specialization paths for Maria in a thread once?
>>39315954I believe that was in reference to her will abilities. I could be wrong though, is been a while.
>>39315992I will have to go hunting for it then.I'm not sure if we can even get many more will abilities because it will start fucking with our magic.
Well, I've had no luck so far.I might try again later.
>>39312388How could she stop herself? Maria a 2cute.
Alright, back. Thank you for your kind patience.
>>39318712You back to writing Hex?
>>39319355Good to know.
>-She's good-. >Wait, was that my own thought? >-No-Well, that's a bit strange. I wonder who's wathcing us.
>>39320840AKAZU. Or maybe it was Eri's thought.
>>39320856Not powerful enough for AKAZU.Eri seems likely enough though she seemed very happy with how Maria did.
>>39320856I figured it was Eri myself.
>>39316031I don't remember them being fucking with our magic if we went that route, I know we can't learn Witchbreaker stuff because that would, but not regular Will abilities.
>>39310853>You're not. It'll be explained next update.That wasn't explained...
>>39303936>Uh, Eriadne, help me here. I look around, only to find her still sitting on the same chair, her eyes - bright green eyes ringed with purple - alert but otherwise unmoving.Super late, but noted
>>39321979Purple seems impatience, incredulity or irritation.
>>39322025Maybe, last time we saw purple was when we attacked her flying lizard, well it said violet, but whatever.>Eriadne just furrows her brows, eyes shifting from green and gold-speckled blue to… violet>[Thread 32 Part 2, Maria is trying to explain why she spazzed out and got in a fight with a flying lizard.]
>>39312411>I really need to stop failing at everything.You are one messed up dude, hexer.
>>39322231>You are one messed up dude, hexer.He said so himself.
>>39322273I think what that anon is getting that is that he should stop acting like a very minor math miscalculation is somehow proof that his life is a complete failure.
>>39321926yeah it would be good if he communicated it in english and clarify it OOC now that its apparently been 'explained' IC, I still don't see anything in that update that addressed that
>>39321926What part wasn't explained?We aren't thanking AKAZU for it, we're asking for access to the spell. It looks like we lose it at midnight and have to ask for it again before we can use it again.><Regained Rote: Aberration Barrier. Use limit: Until midnight>
Well we promised not to bump...
>>39322406Some more mechanics information would be nice.
>>39325671How will Hex ever learn now, anon?
>>39321926>>39322406>>39325671Alright...?> Spell "winds up" through the ritual> AKAZU's influence is tied to rotation of the planet just like most other magic is tied to some kind of cycle> at midnight, your spell expires> until then, you can use it as long as you have fuel> Drain is how exhausted your magic is> drain increases with strength of spell> drain resets through rest periods> Deviance is your integrity with reality> deviance increases through things such as soul travel, external divine influence and totem use> Deviance above 2% is excarcerated through substance use> Deviance goes down through time, divine influence, use of mysteries and spells> Traits are things a character innately possesses as well as a set of interrelated skills> Non-humans gain/lose traits while humans level them up or /train/ for them> traits modify the way the person interacts with the world and the way they can do things> Stress is your mental health stat> Stress increases through disquieting external or internal factors> Skills are things the character learns> In general, skills have a Basic, Mastery and Supremacy level> Mysteries are things the character understands about reality which allows them to manipulate it beyond the defined effect of a spell/rote> Mysteries can be used to /create/ rotes> Arcana rating denotes how much energy throughput you have > Drain rate denotes whether you pay full Drain for a spell or less. > Drain rate is influenced by gear and health status> Endowments are cleric-only abilities that are either at-will or ritual, each with its own unique cost> Toughness (no idea why that's not there atm) denotes your general health and goes down with damageI hope that helped. I got a bit of a situation here so I gotta go for a run.>>39322231Such is indeed the nature of one known as Hexer.
>>39326151>a bit of a situation hereSomeone's trying to kill you?
>>39326151>MysteriesWe still don't know what Mystery of Paradox does right?
>>39325743Honestly, I would like to give him a day between updates minimum.I know he doesn't want any bumping, but he's a retard who thinks he can do a 1 hour update time every other thread.
>>39326151So can ou give us some basic example of what the different values of these attributes would actually look like?eg. 30, 50 and 80 stressStuff like that. So we can have an understanding hat these values mean in a non-abstracted sense.
>>39326245You mean the stuff we got from AKAZU?I assume it just makes us better at spell that borrow his power.
>>39326151So, Maria is one of the best cooks in the world then? Since she has Cooking Supremacy and all.
>>39327457Where do you /think/ all the points dumped from mental integrity went?>>3932633210 - 35 is essentially a regular busy morning in traffic, 35 - 48 is a massive delay for an important appointment, 48 - 59 is realizing you might get kicked out over coming to late, 59 to 69 is being involved in a car accident on the way, 69 - 71 is hurting someone and 72+ is bodily harm to you or someone else, possibly permanently. /lame example>>39326245Not quite yet, haha.>>39326194No, only felt like it.
>>39328168>/lame exampleIt works fine.How about drain, deviance Arcana rating, toughness and how you defined Basic Mastery and Supremacy.>>39327457We only have mastery. Maybe one day we can cook food for Eri she actually likes.
>>39328168So say our Maria would jump to 75+ stress if she seriously injured or killed some due to her pacifistic nature then?
>>39328168I guess best!Ma and Best!Pa is where Maria got her high sex score from then.
>>39329169Maria is built for sex.Just kidding, that's Helena. Maria is built for dying alone and unloved, hopefully buying her friends a few more years of life.
>>39329348worst timeline you can go die in a fire
>>39329348> spoilerI wonder if Helena is already fertile due to her deity's influence.
>>39329362Rape!Timeline already did.
>>39329169Ma and Pa had to make sure that Maria's precious dragon would be properly sated in bed
>>39329402I guess it depends on whether Hex wants this timelines Athra to have her Clerics become perma!lolis.
>>39329426Maria is some prime waifu bait.Pity she looks like a boy.
Well if you're still here Hex it's now or never.
>>39329348Please support Maria in making the best of her worthless existence.>>39329169http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2hr595Possibly maybe.>>39328467That's a little complicated but yes, it could happen.>>39328364> Drain1% drain moving one gram one centimeter off the floor, 10% drain is a short sprint from your bed to the apartment door, 35% is extended shifting of supplies from the door to your closet, 65% is building a swimming pool from scratch in scorching summer heat, 70% and up is an extended combat mission in some 3rd world hellhole that burns through your body's substance faster than you can shovel in calories at the other end.Deviance 1 is standing in front of your bathroom mirror trying to make out your image through the haze. Deviance 3 is attempting to read by the light of a single glow sticker. Deviance 5 is being half a kilometer underground in shielded bunker attempting to hear what's being said above.Arcana rating 5 - 15 is underachieving. If we compared magical potential to maths ability these would be the folks who struggle with adding an excess of three numbers in their head.15 - 25 is very average potential. Not handicapped, but you'll probably never do much of note.25 - 35 is basically "okay". You don't get anything for free but with the right motivation a lot is possible and you might in fact even do really well.35 - 45 are the people that are being at once gifted yet not truly "brilliant" by any means. To stay with the STEM comparison, they're the ones that do the vast amount of grunt work in the labs and do so very, very well.45 - 55 is where true potential begins. The kinda people that tend to appear in science mags and are truly known within their circle.55 - 65 are the Dawkins and Michio kakus of witching power.60+ is reserved for Euler, Einstein, Gödel and their kind.Why no, it's not a bell curve.Toughness generally is between 100 (rested) and 40% (Seriously winded).1/2
>>39330854Basic: You know how to gun without making things dead you don't want dead. Mastery: You gun well enough that you're considered breddy gud at gun.Supremacy: People protest your movie.Sorry.
>>39330854Triple digit Arcana when?
>>39330904> spoilerExplain further.
>>39330904>spoilerWhat?Also is the update almost ready?
>>39331211>>39331263I believe it's a reference to American Sniper and the uproar it produced.
>>39331341I thought people got mad at it for sucking America's dick too much or something.
>>39331387There were a few different things. Some just got mad it was a war-glorification movie. Some were mad that it sucked US dick and portrayed the middle-eastern civilians as shifty backstabbers. Some were just mad because the dude it was based on is by most accounts a huge asshole who brags about shit that didn't happen and stuff.
>>39331460Faux tough guy vets are so fucking tiresome... not to mention they come in only two varieties; Hypochondriac or "strong" aka cunts that you have to force to spill what's hurting them.
>>39331460Sounds like a waste of time then.
>>39331506The movie? It's pretty damn bad and way up its own ass. War is sadly a necessity but that movie 's bullshit seemed directly geared towards Sarah Palin fans.
>>39331546I heard that it had a scene of 9/11 cut between his tearful face or some shit and I immediately lost intrest.
>>39331571It's trying really fucking hard. Way too fucking hard.
Man I just did some reading about this guy.It's like the navy seal pasta in real life.WHY ARE THE MEMES BECOMING REAL?!
>>39331662him and the rest of the punishers were psychopathic cunts
>>39332728>the punishersWas that his squad or something?
>>39304971>Speaking of dying, I have a request; Please don't bump this thread in case of my absence. I /have/ to cope with my own BS somehow. Thankswelpthe time draws near
>>39334576Well I'm curious.
MeanwhileI am Amalys ben DaShein din Valentis, blessed of the Three Flames, warden of the Five Seals her Holiness the High Empress of all Creation and, right now, just a little too aware how little any of this means. Strenght, mother used to say. Show strenght within weakness, guidance within confusion, truth within lies and the world shall look upon you as their one and only savior.I quite don’t feel like a savior. In fact, I feel /miserable/, and the person kneeling in on the black marble clad head to toe in the leather and plate of a shadowseeker assassin does little to help that. Those never bring any good news.“Very well then? Speak!” No formalities; I really don’t have time and the pounding between my temples is not making me inclined to make any. “The sovereign is one with the land and he with it”? Thanks, but I’d rather not.“Your highness who enlightens our steps an--” I almost cut him off. Almost. Instead I simply think of something else until…“...repeat yourself!” My tone must have been a little too sharp as his posture changes just the slightest bit towards the offensive. By Him who Is, that really wasn’t necessary.“Your highness, the Witches reported that the seal upon the Empress of Thorn’s hand has been broken, the interred piece vani--”“If she is back we must gather all an--”“Your. Highness. They. /reported/. If she were /returned/ we would not be having this conversation”.1/?
“Then what? Do not waste my time dodging the subject like a weasel”.“What I /mean/, your highness, is that the hand is /gone/. Disappeared”.“How?”“We do not know. It appears to, well, have been… stolen”. I can feel my heart stop for a few seconds, my Blood causing my skin to glow dully in response before it resumes beating. Old evils weren’t supposed to be /stolen/; They were supposed to either stay hidden away or display themselves openly for us to beat back to where they belong.“Well, then… what?”“It is not my place to give your highness suggestions, but it might be prudent inform the houses. The witches know by now”.“Very well, do it. Anything else?”.“Your Highness, House Mattheo has declared war after recent attack upon their facilities and the heir to House DeVega has become… indisposed”. Right, misery likes companionship. Of /course/ two major actors in the great charade would decide to become massive pains in the backside right around the time the realm is already beset on all sides. No, sure, go ahead and ruin everything, why don’t you.“Who gave them permission to war?”“Your highness, the Crystal Concord states that under extreme duress a house may defend its people to the utmost extent of-”“Forget it. What about the heir?” They informed me weeks ago of course, in the vague, non-committal way meant to convey it was none of the Palace’s business while sticking to the barest minimum of decorum.“It is unknown. There has been word of several members of the house convening half a day ago, but not much is known”. I feel frustration bubble to the surface like so much acid. If that’s what those dark dreams were about I swear…2/?
“I trust they are not going to try anything… rash, now that the girl is gone?” The man just shrugs, still looking down. “Succession is a delicate affair, your highness--” I stiffen. Is he making fun of me? Ah, but no. It is unlikely he even knows.“--but if I am to be allowed a guess it is unlikely they will walk the Right Hand Path. Thus they will either elect Lady Eulalia or Lord Varenthis although Lady Samara may wish to brave the ill omen on her line an--”“Good enough”. Well, even if they had access to Tharek deVega’s Remembrance - something unlikely in itself - they would be fools to invoke SHAI’GOUL. Not after what happened last time.“Anything else?”“That would be all, your Highness”. I dismiss him with a wave, walking briskly to the throne room’s back door as soon as he’s gone.By the flames, I really need a drink right now.Fools, stolen evils, rebellions and bad dreams. Even the Empress of Creation would need some way to get away from all that. 3/4
[X] Get outside and do my rites. I'm tired but I'm not about to let any of this discourage me.[X] Go out and do my rates taking with me Eriadne/Whoever else wants to come"Don't let 'dreaming' replace 'doing', Maria". Ma used to say that /all/ the time and I really began growing tired of it, but, right now, it's just what I need. "Uhmmm... Eriadne, are you coming?""Where to, Lady Maria?" Eriadne prods at the frost with one of her shoes, the crystals seeming /way/ too hesitant to melt despite the room being really quite warm. Or maybe I'm just too used sleeping with my window open. Maybe both."Eehm. You know--""Do I, now?" She seems a little amused. AMUSED? By what?! By me of course; I need to stop saying dumb things."--for my rites, I mean"."You wish me to accompany you?""Only if you want, I mean it's really not a problem if you don't want and I'd totally understand tha--" Blabbering. right. Need to knock that off. Already sounding way too much like Helena except much less cute and way dumber."Why, yes. It would be quite interesting. Would you have us leave now?" Wait, she's really interested?! Uuuh, now I'm starting to wonder if this was really a good idea after all!"Y-yes. Just let me change real quick!" I /dash/ into the changing room and hop into my training clothes faster than I've ever done only to find Eriadne standing where I left her."Don't you want to put on something a little more appropriate?" "*This* is /quite/ appropriate, Lady Maria. Do we leave?" Hah, didn't know she was so attached to that dress. I just nod and make my way to the door, Evangelyne looking at us like we just fell from the moon. Hey, it's just training, there's nothing strange or wrong going on there!"Tell me if I'm going too fast, okay?""I shan't be holding you back; Never fear""T-that's not what I mea--""Lady Maria, am I distracting you?""No!" Go Eri's pace. Go my own pace. It's be fine. OtherWe meet Nobody Sora Someone else?4/4
>>39334873> Go my own pace. It's be fine.> Nobody
>>39334605>>39334576((Thank you for the confidence))Apologies for the way I spliced in that interlude just now.
...that empress is a bitch.>>39334873[X] Go my own pace. It's be fine.[X] Sora
>>39334873>[x] Go my own pace. It's be fine.>[x] Twins?
>>39334873> Go Eri's pace.We meet> Sora and the twins>Or just the twins if that's too greedy
>>39334873>[x] Go my own pace. It's be fine.>[x] SoraEither Eri can keep up and Maria's worrying for nothing, or she can't and she'll be impressed.
>>39334873> Go my own pace. It's be fine.> NobodyI love our witches, but let's not get interrupted again.Nice to see an update Hex
>>39334873>[X] Go my own pace. It's be fine.>[X] Nobody
>>39330854>Arcana Rating>Helena Arcana Rating: 36 (Medium)Now I'm super curious as to where Maria is, but I assume it's not on the statsheet for a reason.
>>39334833>“--but if I am to be allowed a guess it is unlikely they will walk the Right Hand Path. Thus they will either elect Lady Eulalia or Lord Varenthis although Lady Samara may wish to brave the ill omen on her line an--”>>“Good enough”. Well, even if they had access to Tharek deVega’s Remembrance - something unlikely in itself - they would be fools to invoke SHAI’GOUL. Not after what happened last time.>>38899833>“Are you certain of this?” Varenthis seems hesistant, but I know the incredibly imposing man well enough to see he’s going to support us in this.“Certainty is not required. I *know* you fear SHAI’GOUL, but what you should fear more is extermination”.Someone is about to have a really bad day.
>>39334833>SHAI’GOULIs this thing related to SHAR'SO'NADA?
>>39335337Probably not. I'll go out on a limb and claim it's the actual reason Eri's parents had to die.
>>39335373Hmm it's possible but I wonder why Eriadne was spared because it may seem she wasn't meant to be.
>>39335402>Hmm it's possible but I wonder why Eriadne was sparedMaybe her mom dying was not intentional and they only wanted to kill her father. Remembrance seems something like a spell-like ability like the shit Mara's lover used to fly.
>>39335449I don't know. If anything they would have wanted to kill the entire top family to allow a new part to take over.It's a pity we still don't know if Eri has brothers and sisters or not.
>>39335449Yeah that's what they are more or less>>35499157 >Yes. Dragonbloods, drawing power from inside of themselves, are fairly limited in their innovation capabilities. They don't have Mysteries or Spheres of Power, instead they get "Remembrances", abilities that derive directly from those of their founder.
>>39334873>Evangelyne looking at us like we just fell from the moon.I get the feeling Eva is filtering everything Maria and Eiradne do through the same filter she uses for her and Helena.
>>39334873>Hey, it's just training, there's nothing strange or wrong going on there!It's not like we're watching the stars or anything
>>39332977The name of that company of SEALs, in my limited experience, the west coast teams are all douchebag psycho fratboys more concerned with glory seeking than anything else.
>>39336745No, instead Eriadne will just watch Maria display her "talents".
>>39334873Why you gotta update early morning Hex?[x] Go my own pace. It's be fine.[x] Someone else?
>>39334873>Evangelyne looking at us like we just fell from the moonEva pls
>>39338042To be fair I'm pretty sure the rites would be pretty interesting/impressive done by anyone.That 'anyone' happens to be Maria is just a bonus.
>>39334833Being Empress seems tough.
>>39338300Not surprising when she has to constantly deal with the political minefields that are witches and dragonborn houses.
((Alright, I thiiiink I might be somewhat back to a stable connection. Closing, counting, writing))>>39338114>Why you gotta update early morning Hex?((Why not?))>[x] Someone else?((You didn't say who))
>>39338684I hope we get another update today.i'm feeling hopeful about it.
>>39341919Hex has managed a decent pace this thread.Well, I mean, it's still spanning days. But at least only a couple!
>>39341992I think he's been doing really well this thread so far.
Stop feeding my kinks Hexer. But it's fun reading all this lovely stuff.
>>39344857But I bet your kinks are things like cuddling and teasing, how is Hex meant to avoid those?
>>39345008Those are definitely kinky.Strange and beautiful eyes, tomboys, flexible girls, knowing and subtle-tempered elegance, and innocently confused girls, and pliant subbes and gentle dommes.I'd say he's psychic, but I'm the one who reads minds on /tg/.
Speaking of, I'm sure Hex is due for another update soon!
>>39345110>>39344857Oh wow look at all this great taste."He"? I thought you believed Hex to be a grill.
>>39345283Hex claims otherwise. Still writes like one.
>>39345110>I'd say he's psychic, but I'm the one who reads minds on /tg/.Cartels are a crime, you know.>>39344857> spoilerIt's certainly fun writing it.Alriiiight, time to tell everything annoying to shut up and do this.>>39345283>>39345328The Hexer is just text, really.>>39338702As you have written, so it shall be.>>39330921>Triple digit Arcana when?Hasn't Maria fainted enough already?
>knowing and subtle-tempered eleganceWhat?
>>39345660He means the way that Eriadnes has a subdued and elegant way of speaking and carrying herself, even when knows what's going on in that crazy head of Maria's. Especially when she knows.
>>39345660Eriadne turns her on.
>>39346158Eriadne turns everyone on.Especially Maria.
>>39346158>>39346176That's not exactly out of the ordinary though. You now realize the reason Eri and Eva don't get along is among other reasons that Eva wants dat dragon bad but is too tsun to admit it.
>>39346201>Eva wants dat dragon bad but is too tsun to admit it.I really doubt it. I don't think northoners like dragons very much at all.And the deepened dislike probably stems from the difference in the way Eiradne treats Maria and how Eva threats her wards.
>>39346201Eva is dragonborn too, you know, just from the degenerate northern bloodlines.Besides, it's more that she wants Maria to call her Senra over anything else.
>>39346261>Eva is dragonborn too, you know, just from the degenerate northern bloodlines.That explains >>39346257. She's genetically predisposed towards control. Just in different ways.
>>39346301>She's genetically predisposed towards control. Just in different ways.That's exactly what the second half of my post was about.
>>39346301>>39346261The dragonblood in the northerners is really REALLY diluted so that probably not the issue.There's just a deep cultural dislike from the very different attitudes.Also it's a good idea to remember that as much as we and Maria like Eriadne she does intimidate most of the cast.
>>39346359>That's exactly what the second half of my post was about.Right okay. I'm not a clever anon.>>39346363>The dragonblood in the northerners is really REALLY diluted so that probably not the issue.Who knows. Speaking of blood>>39334810>I can feel my heart stop for a few seconds, my Blood causing my skin to glow dully in response before it resumes beating.Oh the implications~
>>39346426>spoilerSelf ignition upon life's end?
I'm more concerned that this empress bitch considers turbosatan coming back less important than getting drunk first thing in the morning. Also that she seems aware of at least Eri.
>>39346574Might just be the tired nihilist leader type. Probably can't do much personally so just trust your experts to stop it, or not.
>>39346574She's in for a surprise if she tries to bother Maria's lady.
>>39346574>Also that she seems aware of at least Eri.Well, obviously she was the heir of one of the biggest noble houses before she became a witch.Every notable dragonborn and lowborn noble in the empire knows who she is on some level.She's just irrelevant now.
>>39346574I guess Eri was pretty important even before she she became a witch
>>39346574>turbosatankekDo we know anything other than that it's bad?
>>39346656She became significantly less important when she became a witch.
>>39346619Yea I guess.>>39346656>>39346652No I meant>>39334810>If that’s what those dark dreams were about I swear…>>39334781>“The sovereign is one with the land and he with it”? Thanks, but I’d rather not.She might have been watching us.>>39346661>Do we know anything other than that it's bad?Empress of Thorns is the leader of the demons that made Witches and dragonborn stop being dicks to another and unite I think.
>>39346708But she's Maria's waifu now.
>>39346738Arguably the single most insignificant girl in the cast until the flow of fate really swings into action.She was literally faceless mook teir.
>>39346719I think she's talking about the new heir or at least about Eri's dad.And they weren't watching us just the main witches we're currently completely unimportant to any major action.
When you stop and think about it's actually kind of sad.All the people in Eri's life bar maybe a few close handmaindens and servants don't care about who she is they just care about what she was.It must have been very lonely.
>>39346620A guard waifu protects.
>>39345414How is the update going Hex?
I assume we're bumping for 24 hours like last time then?
Are you even still awake Hex?
So I wonder what Maria's reaction will be to finding out just how powerful and important Eriadne used to be.I don't know if she could handle it at all right now.
>>39352068I think she'd be in awe but also be happy that her precious dragon doesn't have to worry or be stressed out by those things anymore.
>>39352084Maybe in the future.But right now I'd get the feeling she think of all the embarrassing stuff she's done over the last two days and BSoD.It would probably be for the best that she doesn't find out until she's more comfortable around Eriadne.
>>39351408>Are you even still awake Hex?Yes. Going above 24 hours isn't something I wanna do again.
>>39352177>>39352068I'm curious myself!! It could go any which way, really. Anyways, I need to stop shitposting my own quest.
>>39354102>I need to stop shitposting my own quest.Well, we're approaching the 24hours mark so you'll need to bump yourself anyway.I'm sure you can get it done though.
>>39354102>>39354211The idea being that if you don't get the update out say by falling asleep or having to go the thread will die but it stops it from dying on you while you're still writing.
To be honest if we can get this one update a day system working sufficiently for say the rest of this month you we may initially be in a position where you can go back to running 1 AToW thread a week on a set day running that unit we get a decent number of update then working on something like CCQ or a write up between threads.That way we can get regular content and you won't burn out in a thread like when you went fast mode a while ago and you won't burn out on AToW itself because it's the only thing you're writing.So it would become the main project but will give you a few days each week to write something a bit different to relax and stretch but you'll still be writing something every day with will be good for your development.What do you say to that?
Bump time is almost up Hex.Good luck.
>>39349028It's not like she's good for anything else
>>39334873>Or maybe I'm just too used sleeping with my window open. Maybe both.Wait doesn't Maria come from one of the northern countries?That's fucking crazy.
>>39357662Maria is a tough girl.>>39352068Actually, she's aware that Eriadne was a noble, and doesn't really think about such things. She's usually too caught up in trying not to embarass her friends - because that's what they are - and keeping her brain from wandering away.She loves Eriadne for who Eriadne is, not what she once was.
>>39358008>Actually, she's aware that Eriadne was a noble and doesn't really think about such things.That's the thing Maria probably just thinks Eriadne is just a run of the mill noble and she does beat herself up a lot over the embarrassing things she's done.Realising she was one of the most important people in the empire last week would not help.>She loves Eriadne for who Eriadne is, not what she once was.Of course but who Eriadne was, does shape the way Maria thinks she should act around her.
>>39358031I don't think that does influence the way Maria acts around her. Maria, while she understands the distinctions of nobility and commoner, doesn't think in terms of relative power level. She only in terms of who needs protecting from what right now and struggling to not embarass herself further; finding out that Eri was Someone Important will not matter much because Eri already explained to her that she's only a Witch now, and what's in the past doesn't matter. Maria takes people at their word.
>>39358008Seems she goes running barefoot every morning as well.
>>39358086I don't really agree.I think Maria is still stuck in a commoner mindset and is struggling with how to treat Eriadne because she has no frame of reference.Even though, Eriadne isn't a member of high nobility anymore she still acts like one and that has an effect on Maria adding on her previous position in life won't make anything easier on the girl.However once they figure each other out better it shouldn't be a problem.
>>39358090>Eriadne joins Maria for her morning rites>Maria freaks out, goes to make sure she's okay>Eriadne shakes her head, explaining she's okay as she continues to pinch her nose closed, please go on wit the rites by all means
Either way they'll both need to learn about how to function in each others previous environments to flourish as witches. >>39358267
>>39358267I wonder if Maria can actually do this.I really hope she can.
>>39358273Well, Eriadne has probably never seen a warrior training, and Maria's rites do include a lot of flexibility and meditative poses...
>>39358338Not just that.Things like Eriadne being able to teach Maria the protocol and formality of noble interaction and Maria being able to show Eri how commoners interact with each other and what they do I'm sure that's what initially got Eriadne so interested in Maria. She has a huge interest in commoner life right now..
>>39358356I think >>39358338 anon was referring to Eri's blood pressure issues from >>39358267But you and >>39358121 do have excellent points. I personally think that Maria sees the world in a lot more grey than that, due to her experiences with the guard.I wonder if we can make her glow too.
>>39358396>I wonder if we can make her glow too.What?
>>39358411If we can amaze her so much her heart stops, her blood might glow. > I can feel my heart stop for a few seconds, my Blood causing my skin to glow dully in response before it resumes beating.
>>39358476I don't think Eiradne would ever do something so improper.
>>39358476Chest stands + light bondage + gentle dragonborn domme = success?
>>39357662Not necessarily, not like she'd have to do it on the coldest winter nights or anything. Most of the time it's going to be fine. Especially if they've invented any kind of insulation in this universe.
>>39358661They must have insulation isn't exactly high level technology.
>>39334873> Go my own pace. It's be fine.> NobodySpend quality time with each other.
So is this finally our chance to rape Eriadne and dispose of the body?
>>39358476I'm pretty sure that won't happen until Eri is very, very old. I might have been reading that passage wrong, but I was under the impression that the High Empress's body is failing from old age and being kept alive by sheer magic/Will.
>>39360128Couldn't be that.Magic won't keep you alive longer than you're meant to be.
>>39360153Magic can keep the body alive, but not the soul.
>>39360153Not to mention that dragon magic is a pure boy's club. The patriarchy is real!
>>39360169>>39360177Well, not any magic a sane person would use anyway.Anyone can become a necromancer.
>>39360177Not a complete boy's club, as Eriadne's pen-knife-minidragon proves. Men just get the more aggressive and direct Remembrances.
>>39360188>Anyone can become a necromancer.HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEX
>>39360206That wasn't magic just Eriadne using an enchanted item. Anyone can do that if they meet the requirements for it.
>>39360206That could just be the pen itself not Eri doing to magic.
>>39360153>>39360169>>39360177She's the High Emp, I imagine the rules bend for her a little
>>39360209Unfortunately she wouldn't be one and still be alive in her public position.>>39360230Hah, the universe cares little for such petty titles.
>>39360128The way it has Blood capitalized seems to imply it has something to do with being Draginblooded at least
>>39360254>Unfortunately she wouldn't be one and still be alive in her public position.Just like how Palpatine was disposed for being a Sith, right? Oh wait, they had to kill him in close quarters combat.
>>39360254>Hah, the universe cares little for such petty titles.Indeed, it cars much for pretty little guardswomen witches
>>39360271Yeah but it would be a bit more noticable with her being completely off her face crazy to the point of not even being a person anymore.
>>39360277It seems to, sometimes. After all, it did put her in Eriadne's class.
oi Hex, update ya git
>>39363785>not even saginganon pls
>>39363959we sage now?
>>39363990When Hex isn't sleeping at least.
>>39360832Fate and convergence work in interesting ways.
>>39364026Well he's at least awake and has posted in spookie.
come on Hex just one more post.
>>39366981>>39363785Gggha, sorry guys. I'll do this. Somehow.
>>39367019I'm sure you can get it done and if not you can just use it to start the next thread.
Come on Hex you can do it!
Are you still awake Hex?Not that it matters the thread is going to die soon anyway.
See you next thread Hex.
>>39373383Yea, unfortunately I'm /still/ awake, rather than again.>>39375017Let's see.
>>39375065Well, you have a few hours before it drops off the boards so if you can finish this off you should be fine.
No Hex. No update.
>>39378020So it goes anon.
No Eriande.No flexible.No hope.No love.
Have some patience anons, Hex didn't do too bad this thread considering his RL troubles.
>>39378094Yeah it was a pretty good thread.Still kinda mad though.
Why does Eri think a dress is okay for this stuff? Does that mean that what Maria is wearing ISN'T okay? worry
>>39378813I think it's because it's one of those really practical dresses if you get what I mean I assume she wears boots and stuff with it and the like.I don't think Eri would be comfortable wearing something like Maria's training clothes anyway.
>>39378813It's probably a magic dress.
>>39378864I would hesitate to say that.It's definitely well made though.
>>39378829>I don't think Eri would be comfortable wearing something like Maria's training clothes anyway.One day we shall get our ascendant dragonwaifu to wear spats and a sports bra
>>39378893I don't think those exist yet.Her dress has firethred in it so that's something.
>>39378893Trying to hide the dragonwaifu's curves anon?That's an underhanded tactic.
>>39378893Only if she gets Maria to wear a fancy dress at least as often.
>>39378915>What is Eriadne's dress mad eof?>Silk, cotton, and Firethread which is an organic fiber made from a perennial shrub's offshoots and "melt" into a hydrophobic, often somewhat sheer material under heat influence. It's very popular for things such as head dresses and floral decorations.> #Eriande>>39378916I'm sure it got confirmed somewhere that Maria has regularly worn more reveling stuff when she trains.
>>39378916She already wants her too"You could be. You could become. You could change. You could awaken".Suddenly I feel ashamed. Ashamed of being like this. Ashamed of stepping beyond my station. Eriadne sighs as if hearing my thoughts. >>34617262>No longer clad in the regalia of a sanctified automaton, but in a lacy dress that feels made for me. >"You could be. You could become. You could change. You could awaken".>Suddenly I feel ashamed. Ashamed of being like this. Ashamed of stepping beyond my station. Eriadne sighs as if hearing my thoughts. >"You could be this. You could live this. Step outside your own shadow. See what could, not see what is".Assuming of course that was Eri we dreamwalked into and not just a regular dream thing. But of course that means Maria wants to wear fancy things for and with Eriadne
>>39378956I think that part was still in Maria's dream.The stuff with the balloon was clearly Eriadne though.
>>39378983Speaking of dreams, Maria barely remembers her last one, I wonder if Eri has better recall than we do.
>>39379001I think she does at least in her own dream she remembered that Maria had visited her but she was unsure if she would come back.She seems a little more forward today as well.
>>39378956>the regalia of a sanctified automaton,Hexer's gonna hex.
M-maybe Hex just plans to post the update in a new thread instead of this one since there'd be no time for replies in this thread!
This was a fun thread.We went the whole way without anyone posting things on fire or lesbians