Blazblue, Destiny's Herald Quest 16: Ragna the Bloodedge Walks Into a Bar Edition.Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ben%20HeraldFollow me on Twitter @DeadSpike4twCharacter sheet at http://pastebin.com/KcG8QSZXLast time: >Relius called a meeting, you proceeded to give your opinion and nearly get drunk.>You called out Jin and Byakuga for fighting over Tsubaki, making Tsubaki storm out and effectively pissing off two of the twelve head families of the NOL>Meeting up with Newton, you managed to eat off some of your stress and booze before some thugs showed up.>You and Newton decked these thugs and talked to the badass oldd man who owned the restaurant.>Ragna the Bloodedge shows up, you talk to him.>You reveal your super-secret 'heritage', and he, unsurprisingly, flips his shit.In other news:>Ben Herald, Hero of the Librarium! Women want him, men want to be him!>Ben can fire guns that don't exist!
>>40102092Nice char pastebin. From Takemagahara's analysis? Also Ragna's reaction is gonna be funny.
>>40102092"NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"Ragna continues screaming, clutching at the table with both of his hands, sweating profusely."OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"It's sort of impressive how long he's kept it up without breathing."OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"The other patrons around you stare at him, and you, self conscious despite the fact that you just decked two thugs earlier and nobody seemed to care longer than a few seconds.Swallowing, you look back to him."OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"Okay, this is seriously getting annoying. You start sweating nervously as well..Also, now that you think about it, he just assumed you were telling the truth, and that Rachel was, too."OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"And now the patron's bringing out his axe again. Fantastic.>"You're under arrest for disturbing the peace, among other things.">"Will you just shut up?">"And I'm dating your sister.">"Have a glass of water.">"I sympathize.">Shoot him>Write-In
>>40102261>>"Will you just shut up?">"Have a glass of water.">"I sympathize." then>"You're under arrest for disturbing the peace, among other things."
>>40102293You roll your eyes and slap the dumb bastard. “Will you just shut up?”He grabs his cheek. “What was that-” and then pauses upon looking at what you're holding out to him.“Have a glass of water,” you offer. “I sympathize, really. She seems to do this to everyone she knows.”He drinks, and then turns to sheepishly smile at the people around him. “So... uh, where do we go- from here? I mean, uh... I never knew she, uh...” He's babbling.“She had me without you knowing, I think you mean?” you raise an eyebrow.“Yeah. I, uh, don't know when that happened. How old are you?” He looks you over, trying to guess your age.You shrug. “Not sure.” then your brows furrow. “Hmm... I seem to be forgetting something.”“Really? Huh.”Ragna checks his pockets. “Well, uh... I... Oh, crap. I don't have any money on me. You don't think you could help me out?” he asks, scratching his scalp.You snap your fingers, “That's what it was.”“Really? What was it?”He looks down to see his hands in cuffs., and his eyes bulge.“I'm putting you under arrest for disturbing the peace and, among other things, dining and dashing.”He snarls at you. “You little scamp, I'll!”The manager steps up, with his battleaxe in hand. “You'll what, boy? I can still fight like I did back in the War.”Ragna steps onto his seat, jumps on the table, and dashes just outside of an axe-swing before dashing out the exit.Immediately, you pick up after him.>Pay the manager>”I'll be back, sorry about the mess.”>”Everyone ,stay calm!”Roll 2d6!>Shoot him! >Just chase him until we can catch up!>Try to hit him with your Drive!>”Stop, Criminal!”>Write-In
Rolled 4, 1, 5, 3 = 13 (4d6)>>40102549>Pay the manager>”Everyone ,stay calm!”>”Stop Right there, Criminal scum!"(always wanted to say that for some reason)>>Try to hit him with your Drive!
Any other anons here?
>>40102642Hurriedly paying the manager, you fish about fifty dollars out of your wallet and throw it into his hand.(down to ~$150) “Everyone, stay calm! I'll handle this!”“You'd better!” Snorts the old man, as you hustle outside.Dammit, he's got thirty yards on you. Your pace quickens to nearly sprinting, but, surprisingly, you don't feel winded.“Stop, criminal scum!” you yell, and the city hears you. NOL officers notice and move on Ragna, but he clubs one with his bound fists and kicks another.>Try to stop him with your Drive!You point your gun at the ground, praying this works. “Clear the way! Gun Thunder!”You use your Drive to control the resulting explosion, and, combined with the ambient noise, you generate a snaking, controlled sound wave across the ground, bolting after Ragna like a hunting dog.He manages to dodge it the first time you pass it by his feet, but then he trips, setting off the power it contains.The small detonation shocks the crowd and throws Ragna the Bloodedge to the ground. Howeve,r he's up in a few seconds. You're much closer now.Roll 2d6!>Do it again!>Close the distance!>We're close enough to take him down! Tackle him!>Shoot him in the back!>Shoot him in the foot!>Write-In
>>40102793Doesn't seem to be, yet.
Rolled 6, 2, 6, 4 = 18 (4d6)>>40102926>Shoot him in the foot!then>Do it again!
>>40102991>Shoot him in the foot!The next shot hits home, tripping him up and causing him to fall to the ground.You see this as your chance, and try what you did before. “Gun Thunder!”This time, it bolts straight for Ragna, but the Grim Reaper growls and pulls apart his cuffs, throwing up a barrier right before it hits him. The explosion throws up a lot of dust, scattering the crowd, but it clears enough for you to see him standing, brushing off his coat.“Well, alright, tough guy. You want to arrest me? Let's see how this goes down!”He draws that slab of metal he calls a sword and takes a fighting stance.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwAjkya0NH8>Ragna: 52/60 HP, 0/10 Drive>Ben: 40/40 HP, 2/10 DriveTHE WHEEL OF FATE IS TURNING.>Write-In
>>40103170Draw him in kite him around, he works best with that monstrosity of a sword at close range, deny him that. Lay down a barrage of bullets have a sound drive ready to push him back when he tries to close. DO NOT let him close. Also yell for the other officers to get civilians clear.
>>40103310Do I need to roll?
>>40103421Oh, thank God, something works.Hold on, I'll get my trip on ASAP.>Play Defensively“Get backup!” you yell at the two other cops. They scatter at your request, moving away from the fight.Ragna notices them leave. “Hey, don't you- ARGH!”You fire off two shots, and he bolts towards you. The first hits him, but he ducks under the second.“Dead Spike!” Throwing his blade forward, he uses the same attack he used when you first fought. Like a wave of seither, it guards his dash from gunfire.He tries to close.>Ragna: 49/60 HP, 1/10 Drive>Ben: 40/40 HP, 3/10 Drive>Dodge to the side and shoot him!>Tank the attack with your barrier and shoot him as soon as he shows his face!>Back it up- it has to have a limited range!>Hit it full force with your drive!>Snake your Drive around him and hit him that way!>Write-In(My browsers spazzed out. It's not good.)
Sorry about all this.I hope more people show up.Even if they don't, I'm not dropping this quest if someone wants to play it.At least we're back on track.
>>40103679>Dodge to the side and shoot him!>Back it up- it has to have a limited range!Both makes us harder to hit and better chance of him missing.Yeah some other QMs have had connectivity issues too recently.
>>40103747>Dodge to the side and shoot him!>Back it up- it has to have a limited range!You put less distance between him than you could, but you both dodge the attack and shoot him.He yowls in surprise as a bullet hits him in the shoulderblade, and the Dead Spike disintegrates over its distance.“Son of a bitch, I'll kill you!” He leaps forward, putting all of his weight into the attack. It's a lot of force.>”That's no way to talk about Mom!”>”Hey, don't insult my Dad!”>”Killing your own child. You really are as bad as they say.”Roll 2d6!>Roll under and shoot him!>Get out from under the shockwave!>Hit him while he's in the air!>Dash back- we can't afford to let him get close!>Write-In
>>40103844Oh, that reminds me:>Ragna: 46/60 HP, 2/10 Drive>Ben: 40/40 HP, 5/10 Drive
Rolled 6, 2, 4, 3 = 15 (4d6)>>40103844>My, Rachel is going to be pissed you called her that.>Hit him while he's in the air!>Dash back- we can't afford to let him get close!
>>40103944“Rachel's gonna be pissed you called her that.” You slip back, aim, and fire while he's in the air.A clean shot, aided by the fact that Ragna seems to have forgotten how to move while airborne.He practically slumps to the ground, his momentum distributed ineffecitvely and causing only minor tremors.Even better, Drive crackles at your fingertips. You could wait for it to build even further, or you could unleash it now for guaranteed damage.>Ragna: 40/60 HP, 3/10 Drive>Ben: 40/40 HP, 7/10 DriveEither way, Ragna's pulling himself back up. “No way I'm losing to a brat like you...” He heaves his sword back into swinging position and charges with a roar. Roll 2d6!>Back it up, as usual.>Go for his legs again!>Use Gun Thunder!>Engage him in melee- you two are close enough.> Distortion Drive>> Sonic Sniper (Full screen, single strike, High damage)>> Rolling Thunder (Half-screen, shove, medium damage)>> Banshee's Howl (Full-screen, temporary stun, lower damage) >Write-In
Rolled 4, 6, 5, 1 = 16 (4d6)>>40104102>>Use Gun Thunder!>Engage him in melee- you two are close enough. Get inside the reach of his blade after gun thunder distracts him. Imbue our attacks with sonic shockwaves to amplify damage.
>>40104160(The RNG has spoken. Pic related.)As you fire at the ground, Ragna sees it coming. He answers your Gun Thunder with a Dead Spike, causing a radius of ten meters from the spot they met to be filled with murky dust and seither.When you find out where he is, you strike him with the barrel of your gun- only to find his blade meeting your ribs before you can shoot. You're hurled to the side, your whole left ribcage screaming in agony for a few short seconds.He sweeps aside the cloud and sets up for an attack. Dammit, that's going to be his Carnage Scissors- probably.>Ragna: 46/60 HP, 5/10 Drive>Ben: 34/40 HP, 8/10 DriveRoll 2d6!>Dammit, move! Just out of the way, anything!>Shoot him! Where's my gun?>Get ready to tank whatever he throws at you.> Distortion Drive>> Sonic Sniper (Full screen, single strike, High damage)>> Rolling Thunder (Half-screen, shove, medium damage)>> Banshee's Howl (Full-screen, temporary stun, lower damage) >Write-In
>>40104342Sorry, that should be:>Ragna: 42/60 HP, 5/10 Drive>Ben: 34/40 HP, 8/10 Drive
Rolled 2, 5, 4, 5 = 16 (4d6)>>40104342>>Dammit, move! Just out of the way, anything!>Shoot him! Where's my gun?Damn rng
Rolled 6, 2 = 8 (2d6)>>40104342>Dammit, move! Just out of the way, anything!Glad to see you're still running, Deadspike.I'd love to participate more, but I need to sleep, so I'll just have to read this (and the other threads I missed) tomorrow.keep up the good work, bro.
>>40104433Thanks.I got my work schedule, (3PM-close Friday, Sat, Sun and Wed, Fri, Sun next week) so from now on I'll play earlier in the day.Just wanted to make sure if I didn't get a Sunday game in, there was something.>>40104366(How quickly the tide turns. He rolled 1, 2, 1, 2.)As you spot your gun and dive, he rushes towards you. You barely roll out of the way, and while he's recovering from the sudden momentum, you shoot him twice in the back of the head.He shudders and turns towards you, but you're back on your feet, and full of power.You have enough Drive, you think, to pull off a spectacular, match-ending strike.>No need to risk it. Let's do this methodically.>>Put distance between you.>>Point-blank shooting.>>Gun Thunder.>>Melee. He's tired.> Distortion Drive>> Sonic Sniper (Full screen, single strike, High damage)>> Rolling Thunder (Half-screen, shove, medium damage)>> Banshee's Howl (Full-screen, temporary stun, lower damage) >>Gjallerhorn (ASTRAL FINISH)>Write-In
>>40104505>>>Gjallerhorn (ASTRAL FINISH)Probably won't end him but it might weaken him enough for mop up.
>>40104540I rolled. There was an initial tie, but I rolled again, and the tie was resolved.The results are in.Writing.
>>40104584Should I and other quest followers be worried?
>>40104634You should always be worried. Also nearly missed the quest. Dammit me, I need to follow Dead
>>40104634>>40104767>GjallerhornIn a second, the plan comes together.Ragna moves.You move faster. You shoot him, certainly, but it's only to keep him still. As he reels from the blow, you focus singlemindedly on bringing as much sonic force into the spot where Ragna is as possible.Waves of air clench around him, creating a mirage-like effect as they wrap him in heavier and heavier layers. This is taking all of your consentration, but he can barely move. He's practically floating at this point, suspended by the air pressure.Suddenly, it reaches critical concentration, like a bubble finding the tension at which it breaks. You brace yourself for the pop.Instead of a mere bubble sound, the resulting wave is more of a physical wind, screaming past you at deafening speed. The effect produced is similar to a high-explosive charge detonating in regards to the dust forming a mushroom cloud.You hold your beret and brace yourself to remain standing. Windows around you shudder, nearly breaking.When the dust clears, Ragna is lying motionless, face-down in the dirt. It takes less than two minutes for the retrieval brigade to arrive.Apparently Ragna is alive, but only barely so, and unconsious.Newton is there, and Jin, and Noel, but your head is still ringing.They speak to you, but you can't hear them, at least yet.>Talk to Noel>Talk to Newton>Talk to Jin>Make sure Ragna is unconscious>Just try to clear your head. Use your Drive to clear out the noise.>Write-In(Short answer: No. Long answer: Not yet.)
>>40104820>Just try to clear your head. Use your Drive to clear out the noise.Then>Talk to Noel>Talk to Newton>Talk to Jin
>>40104820>>Just try to clear your head. Use your Drive to clear out the noise.Okay so if they're trying to speak to us can we just respond with a loud WHAT a few times before clearing the noise out?
In case you were wondering:Ben rolled a 6 and a 5, Ragna rolled a 5 and a 4.Before, they both rolled 3,4 s.
Well...Ben just beat Ragna in a fair fight. Well at least he can boast that he ACTUALLY beat Ragna the Bloodedge now. Though something tells me the parties that were already interested in him are going to be even more so now.
>>40104910It's only natural. Here's a guy who scares the piss out of the NOL and you just took him down. They're going to be both impressed and trying to get you under their thumb. Also Jin will probably hate you more now.
>>40104858>>40104865>>40104910>>40104933>>40104947Noel, a cheerful, victorious smile on her face, is the first to talk, followed by Jin, who is much less excited than the Lieutenant.“What?” you shake your head. Their voices are faded, almost blurry, if blurry could be applied to sound.Noel and Jin look at each other, and then Newton speaks. You can't understand him either. “What?”You realize that it's probably the explosion form earlier, and quickly draw the static noise out of your ears.“Are you alright?” Newton asks. “Man, I thought you were a goner after I saw that blast.” He sighs in relief.“How on Earth were you able to keep up with Ragna in a direct confrontation? It seems like he'd easily overpower you.”“Hey... He may not be super-strong, but Ben can hold his own.” Noel defends you.“You would say that.” Newton smirks and lifts his eyebrows.“What's that supposed to mean?”>”Enough flattery, Noel. That won't get you anywhere. Now, compliments...”>”I didn't let him get close.”>”He's too powerful to directly attack, so I weakened him over time... and got a bit lucky.”>”He can't be defeated in melee. If he escapes, he needs to be taken down by ranged attacks.”>”He's still unconscious, right?”>Write-In
>>40105007>>”Enough flattery, Noel. That won't get you anywhere. Now, compliments...”>>”I didn't let him get close.”>>”He's too powerful to directly attack, so I weakened him over time... and got a bit lucky.”I was planning on delaying him, I am just as surprised as all of you if not more so.
>>40105030>”Enough flattery, Noel. That won't get you anywhere. Now, compliments...”>”I didn't let him get close.”>”He's too powerful to directly attack, so I weakened him over time... and got a bit lucky.”>I was planning on delaying him, I am just as surprised as all of you if not more so. You smile a bit sheepishly. ”Enough flattery, Noel. That won't get you anywhere. Now, compliments...” you raise a finger to your lips. “I can't say the same for.” Noel puffs her cheeks out again. “Hey! I really did mean that.”“Silence.” Jin hisses. “We need to know how to fight him if he escapes. How did you apprehend him?” “Well, honestly, I didn't let him get close.”Jin narrows his eyes at you.You look right back at him. ”What? He's too powerful to directly attack, so I weakened him over time... and got a bit lucky.”“What was that explosion?” Newton asks. “It was a... for the lack of a better word, 'sonic bomb' I focused on Ragna's location.” You take off your hat and strike the dust off of it. “To be honest, I was planning on delaying him, I'm just as surprised as all of you, if not more so. I didn't think it would be so effective.”(Part 1/2)
>>40105232“...You bastard...” You can hear Ragna weakly growl under the heavy chains placed on him. He strains, but these bonds are too strong for him.“Hot damn, he's still alive.” Newton whistles. “He's one tough customer, that one.”“Of course. My brother is not known for falling in battle easily.”“He's your brother?” Newton stares at Jin in astonishment. “So he's, like, Ragna Kisaragi?”“No, you fool. I was adopted due to my capability by the Kisaragi family. We happened to be separated early in life.” His hand moves to Yukianesa.“You three go assist with powering the tram. I will guard Ragna.”>”Like hell you will. I'll guard Ragna.”>”I think Noel should guard Ragna.”>”I'll guard Ragna with you.”>”Why do you need to guard him? He's beaten and defeated. He can't really do anything.”>”I need to ask him some questions first.”>”He ditch-and-dined at a restaurant I know. We need to repay the owner for damages.”>Write-In(Part 2/2)
>>40105248>>”I'll guard Ragna with you.”Have an officer make not of the damages at the restaurant and pay reparations out of a NOL account. If Jin gets pissy tell him to remember Terumi and Taeger may very well be coming, since the bomb was loud. Having only one guard on him is a bad idea.
>>40105248>>”Why do you need to guard him? He's beaten and defeated. He can't really do anything.”You think he could really get out of those chains?
>>40105291>>40105294“Wait, why do you need to guard him? He's beaten and defeated. He can't really do anything.” You point at him. “Look at those chains. Do you really think he can break them?”“Alone? No.” Jin says sternly. “But with the Azure Grimoire, he can channel extremely high levels of power- and if he manages to activate it long enough to break those chains, he may become too powerful to stop, even in his injured state.”“You talk about the Grimoire like it's a... person.” Something about that statement unsettles you to say.Jin stares aimlessly away form the group. “Who knows? Perhaps it is.”Distracted for a moment, you shake your head. “In any case, I'll guard Ragna with you.”“What?” Jin asks. “What for? A second ago you were stating that it would be pointless to guard him.”“Because Iron Tager or Hazama may try to break him free for their own goals. If Tager shows up, then we'll have to fight him, too, because Kokonoe claimed Ragna was in their possession.”“That reminds me. Where is Tager?” Newton asks. “He should have arrived because of the fight. I mean, they probably know how to track Ragna if they can claim they 'caught' him.”“The Red Devil is of no concern. We need to go, and srecure Ragna further.”“Right. I found Ragna in a restaurant, I think the damages he made go from either his reward or an NOL reparations account. There were also two other thugs there that harassed Newton and I while we ate. There should be someone sent there to pick them up and make the payment.” You recall the past hour's events.“I can do that.” Newton says. “I just need the capture notices for those goons and contact with a reparation fund for the payments.”“Very well. I believe Byakuga or Relius will clear you for that when you arrive.” Jin moves to guard Ragna.“If that is all, we should move.”(Part 1/2)
>>40105513You guard Ragna until the tram hits NOL headquarters. A small mock-parade forms as the tram moves through the streets and the people of Iwatsu come to see Ragna the Bloodedge being captured.You can see reporters taking notes, but the situation surprisingly doesn't please you. This whole set of shenanigans will likely drive you deeper into NOL political squabbles.Your heart nearly stops when you see Relius Clover looking at you again as the tram enters the NOL garage it originated from. His smirk is undeniable, now, and it doesn't bode well for you. ….I think this is a good time to end, unless you all want to continue.Any questions?Suggestions for better play times?Complaints?(part 2/2)
>>40105523No complaints for me, I followed you on twitter,so I should be better about appearing whenever a thread is up.
Cool.More Ben Herald Facts!>Sector Seven is a joke. >Ben Herald is the punchline.>Ben Herald doesn't need to press buttons for elevators. The elevator goes the right way or else.>Why did Ben kill Ragna the Bloodedge twice?>Because once was too easy for him.>Why did Ben fight JIn when Jin was injured?>To give Jin an excuse.
>>40105661Ah, chuck Norris jokes
>>40105673Yup. A little raunchier now.>Rumor has it the Imperator offered Ben the chance to give her children, but then rescinded the offer to save him the dishonor.>Hey, my sister knows Ben Herald!>Ben Herald knows EVERYONE'S sister.>God created women as a gift to men.>Then God created Ben as a gift to women.The worse the better.>Ben Herald once fought fifty Ikarugans.>He threw a grenade and killed them all. >Then the grenade exploded.
>>40105733>Hey, Ben never went to Military Academy.>Why would he go if he'd ace all the tests?>Hey, someone said that maybe Ben is related to a Duodecim family!>Don't they wish!>Red Devil, meet Blue Angel!Man, I can't stop. These are just flowing out of me. I just can't help making these awful, awful jokes.
>>40105733Did Ben manage to kill two stones with one bird?
>>40105793The bird was endangered. Now they're extinct.The rocks, that is.
>>40105790>The chicken crossed the road because Ben Herald needed a snack.>Every publisher rejected his biography. Too far-fetched, they said.>The Ikarugan Civil War stopped being a War the second Ben Herald stepped on the battlefield.>There's good, there's great, and then there's Ben Herald.
>>40105847I need to go to sleep soon.Seriously, any questions?