Welcome to Devil Hunter Quest! You control Alex Hawkens, student and warrior of the Academy of Hunters. Character sheet: http://pastebin.com/iTnSukZt Dice rolls will be called for, d100 best of 5 usually unless stated otherwise.Lets begin!
>>41379535You were pretty sure you were dreaming this. Otherwise, why would you be in Hell?It wasn't as most people would expect Hell to be; what with the screaming and the tortured human souls begging for mercy.But the firey lava mountains and smell of death was definitely there.Not to mention the three Greater Demons, massive and grotesque in appearance, whos power alone would have flattened you, all bowing to a figure that was behind a screen.The figure you assumed was a Devil, High ranking at that. The strange part was, you couldn't even feel his power.That scared you."The Hunters have been chasing their tails looking for Demons to hunt again." rumbles one of the Demons. The other two chuckle as it continues."Not that that'll do much, we already have far more Demons than they imagine." "And the Sleepers?" The thing behind the screen asked, its voice was strangely... melodious. The second Demon spoke up."They haven't been found yet, those humans think they're so safe." The third one scoffed."Fools, if only they knew."The Devil contemplates the information for a second, before seeming to look away from the Demons.And straight at you."Yes, if only." It murmurs, and theres a flash of light.
>>41379559"Alex!" Banging on your door, you groggily roll off your bed and hit the ground with a dull thud, groaning as you attempt to untangle yourself from the sheets."Must be awake." You hear Eliza's voice, and you can almost see her eyes rolling behind the door."Alex we're late, cmon"! Dominic says, banging on the door again."Alright I'll be out in a second!" you reply, pulling yourself away from the floor and throwing on your clothes. Cerberus, who was sleeping under your bed, appears.'dream' He seems to ask, apparently having been able to know what your dream was about, or at least sense the discord it caused in your mind.You shrug, what could you say? It could just be paranoia. You open the door, just as Dominic was about to knock again."Alex!" He says, happy to see you're up, before cocking his head like an owl. "Are you alright? You look out of it."Eliza just rolls her eyes again. "He's probably just tired, or slacking."You kind of want to tell them about whats bugging you, but it just seems strange out of context. You've never had a dream like this before,You also remember that Stark has called all expedition teams to the training yard today.What do you do?>Tell them now.>It doesn't really make sense, just leave it, you're late enough as it is.>Other
>>41379584>>41379559Sorry, took so long because prewriting.
>>41379584>Tell them now
>>41379621I'll be pretty slow also for about 30 mins
>>41379870No worries anon, at least i have some people here I should be making dinner anywaysill wait about another 10 minutes, see who turns up
>>41379584>Tell them nowI'm here to
>>41379584>Tell them now.YOu probably won't be getting many people til REQM's quest is over
>>41379974>>41379870>>41379811tenks anons. im gonna go fiddle with some food stuffs then come back and start writing.
>>41380002shit you're rightgoddamnit,anyways >writing.
>>41379584As you jog towards the training yard, you tell them about your dream. They both look kind of confused."Well, it could have been just a dream you know." Dominic says, cocking his head again. Eliza nods.Even though they both know you think its pretty serious, they assure you its just a dream.Oh well, time to get going.As you reach the training yard, you see that you're just in time. As you fall in line with the rest of the teams; you can't help but notice that your numbers have been drastically reduced.The life of a Hunter, you suppose.Stark walks up to the podium, but this time instead of him being by himself; he's accompanied with a few other people, two more to be exact."I'm sure you're wondering why you're all here today." Stark begins, looking rather serious for once as opposed to his lacksidasical announcements."If you look around you, you will realize that there are much less of you. This is because either they were careless, or unskilled, or the enemy posed too much of a threat.""Some of you lost friends. Others; family." He looks down for a moment to recognize these people."But for those who remain, remember that you are here because you are strong." He places a fist over his chest."Humans are strong, we can defeat the enemy!" Stark announces, thumping his chest with his fist."But we have limitations, A wall!" Stark then seems to look at you as he continues."I'm sure some of you have felt this way." It's true; you think, looking at Eliza and Dominic, the same look of realization on their faces. You three have seem to hit a wall of strength that you all can't surpass.You realized it during the last few days of training, and you realized it when you went against the Demon Spirit, you can only go so far."But with efforts, and determination, we can surprass these walls. And it for this reason that I introduce my cohorts."One of them, a well-dressed, average sized man with black and white hair, steps forward.
>>41380448"Uhm..., it is as Stark has said." He says, looking quite nervous; though his diction was clear. "Thank you all for having me, my name is Ken."He tugs at something at his neck, and you realize that its a rather strange looking mask; white teeth and red gums with a Frankenstein-themed head screw on it."We, the ex-elites of Hunters, will be teaching all of you individually, based on your performance thus far." Ken continues, looking around."We will do our best to train you for the threat of the enemy that humans and humanity faces at large." He bows, "Thank you." he finishes awkwardly, and steps back.
>>41380497"Captain of the Hand of Light, Zerith is my name." he says, "the Team and I will be placing all of you under rigorous training, and I hope that none of you will shirk from the challenge.""Thank you." He finishes, also quite awkwardly.Was Stark's old team full of anti-socials or something?"Dismissed, we will call upon you in due time." Stark says, and the crowd disperses. Dominic and Eliza still standing next to you."Erm... now what?" Dominic asks.What now indeed?>Go up to Stark, you never got to thank him for the help last expedition>Go get something to eat, you could get hungry>Other>I swear anderson had a white coat.
>>41380701>Go up to Stark, you never got to thank him for the help last expedition
>>41380701>desire to see not!Anderson in a fight intensifiesI guess he has creation magic down to a science, so he can throw UNLIMITED BAYONETS!>I swear anderson had a white coat.I like this option. Backing.:^)>Go get something to eat, you could get hungry
>>41380701>>Go up to Stark, you never got to thank him for the help last expedition
>>41380849>breaking the fourth wall"Hey anderson where the fuck is your white coat?""You w0t m8">Summons bayonet>Runs you through>Game over
>>41380890Actually I think it would be more like>"You filthy protestant bastard!" stab>"That's a faux-pas, heathen."
>>41380945Pretty much>>41380803>>41380886Seems like you all wanna talk to stark?>writingwhy are these guys all so antisocial
>>41380981>why are these guys all so antisocialBecause all their friends, family, co-workers and honestly anyone near them tends to die.I thought you'd know this.Oh, except not!Anderson, he runs an orphanage successfully. He's just weird if he isn't murdering things.
>>41381015that is exactly right. i do know this, i was just wondering if you guys had any better ideas as to whyrip kaneki
>>41381027In the Grim Darkness of this unspecified timeline, no one can have friends.Does not!Anderson really run an orphanage?
>>41381051he's also an avid church goer and leads the gospel choir. He's got a great baritone
>>41381086Oh good Lord in Heaven>Introducing, the star of our musical, ZERITH!
>>41381139guess what his favourite song is.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq-gYOrU8bA
>>41380701"I need to thank Stark for the help last time." You say, and the others shrug; having nothing better to do, Eliza looking distracted as you walked up to Stark.He was moving off the stadium with the others he had come up with, and seemed to be berating them. "Honestly, if I wasn't a good spokesperson we'd all be in the streets looking for jobs." He chides, and Ken looks rather mollified, whereas Zerith just looks off into the distance."Do you really have the authority to speak to me like that?" Zerith seems to caution, and Stark glares at him."Say that when you've actual done a scrap of paperwork instead of leaving it to me and Hawk, old man." He ribs, smirking slightly."Ehm, Stark, sir?" Dominic asks, to get his attention. All three of them turn to him, which causes him to almost spontaneously disappear behind you."Stark, I just wanted to thank you for the help last time." You say, with a smile. Stark looks a bit confused for a second. "You want to thank me for saving one of our best students hides." He says slowly, as if not really understanding.You shrug, "I thought it'd be worth the gesture." You say, not really sure what to say.Ken chuckles slightly at this exchange, "Sorry, its kind of funny." he explains, "You're just like Stark.""Ken." Stark growls, warning him to not continue the story. Ken just shrugs. "But you probably know how he is."Stark sighs, pushing his hair aside before speaking "I've been meaning to introduce you to them as well. Ken, this is Alex; he's a dark user like yourself.""Oh?" Suddenly Kens demenour seems to change; very subtly, his eyes taking more focus, more interest in the world. Staring at you made you feel kind of worried."Yes... I see." Ken mumurs, lost deep in thought as he turns away from you, tugging at his mask again."And Zerith, this girl is..." Stark begins, before the old man cuts him off."I know who she is." Eliza gulps, looking more nervous that you've ever seen her."Hi... Dad."
>>41381355"WHAT?!" You, Dominic and Stark say at the same time in shock, looking at her and Zerith trying to find similarities.Wait, how did Stark not know?Zerith walks up to her, his large frame overshadowing her, before breaking out in a big smile."How have you been, my dear?" He says, sweeping her up and giving her a bear hug; Eliza lets out a small squeak in response."Uhm..." Stark says, unsure how to continue. You clear your throat before starting to talk to Stark again."Well, whats all this indivdual training about?" You ask him, looking sort of serious."I'm sure you've felt it too? That you've hit a wall in your training?" You shrug, you've felt it. But you also felt its not something you couldn't break through."The idea of the training was to bring everything up to the best we can manage; strength, speed, magic. And then, you'll break through it with help from us."Stark turns to talk to Zerith; but, seeing as he was interacting with Eliza, decided better of it and turns to Ken instead."Have you seen Jack or Hawk around? Ken shrugs, after thinking for a moment. "Hawks probably sleeping, and you know how Jack is."Stark sighs again, "Honestly, the people I have to put up with..." Ken just smiles "We're pretty much family, aren't we?""Yeah, yeah." Stark says. He then turns to you."So, do you want anything else?">How about a mock fight? Me against (pick)>Could we start that individual training?>Maybe we should get some group training in first.
>>41381491>Could we start that individual training?
>>41381355i keep forgetting to write >contforgetting all types of shit today.
>>41381491>How about a mock fight? Me against (pick)>Ken
>>41381491>ow about a mock fight? Me against Ken.
>>41381564>>41381538all according to keikaku
>>41381611>>41381491>How about a mock fight? Me against (pick)Zerith.Bitch.
>>41381491You ask Stark about mock matches, just one on one. Stark shrugs."Sure, do you want to go a round with me?" He asks, inspecting his right hand curiously."No, actually I wanted to go against Ken." Ken's eyebrow shoots up in surprise."Really..." He says, pondering for a moment, tugging at the mask once more."Ken..." Start begins, looking actually worried."I know, I know. Don't worry about me." He says, yawning slightly and walking out into the field, you following him slightly."Stark, I'm going to take Eliza aside for a bit." Zerith says, having put down the girl for a while now.Stark shrugs his shoulders, "Help yourself." He walks up to Dominic, who gulps."Guess its just you and me huh?" He says, smirking. Dominic looks like hes about to cry.Poor Dom.Stark takes Dom away, shouting to Ken before he leaves "Go easy on the kid!" Ken only puts up a hand in response.Perspective switch?>Stay as Alex>Switch to Eliza>Switch to Dominic.
>>41381751>Stay as Alex
"So," Ken begins, pulling out a long sword from a case and giving it an experimental swing."How much have you been using your magic?" "Quite a bit." You say, summoning Cerberus, to which Ken raises his eyebrow again."An autonomous combat summon? Stark wasn't kidding about the talent.""Thanks for the compliment." You grunt, spinning your glaive around in front of you."Black Gate." The incantation creates the familiar pool of inky darkness around you."And a self-enchancement circle... Very interesting." He points his sword at you, and two reddish limbs spawn from his back as his fiddles with his mask."Don't think I'll need this yet." He says."Here I come!" Darting towards you at incredible speed.What do you do?>Try to lock him down with your chains>Get Cerberus to run interference while you try to strike him>Fight him head on!>Other
>>41381944>Try to lock him down with your chains
>>41381944>>OtherDOOOOOOOODGE!!!Set him up!
>>41381944>Get Cerberus to run interference while you try to strike him
>>41381944Dark duel, eh?I can dig it.Exit light, and all that.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CD-E-LDc384
>>41381944>Fight him head on!While Cerberus goes around him.
>>41381977The duel of darkness!Thanks for joining unless you were anon for a while
>>41381944>Try to lock him down with your chains>>41382006I was anon last thread. Just got in for this one.Nice to see you, mate.
Rolled 81 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>41382017>>41381967>>41382053Looks like you're going to try and lock him down.with some dodging in the mix
>>41382053>Just got in for this one.
>>41382071Roll a 1d100+5forgot to say
>>41382071Do... We get to roll?
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41382088We gon get rekt
>>41382097Sorry boss, forgot to put down what you need to roll.>>41382088
Rolled 65 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41382097Really anon?>>41382088
Rolled 67 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41382088If we roll a 100 he (technically) beats us by 1
>>41382117I was having captcha issues. Didn't pop up till after I'd posted.
>>41382118>moving towards you with incredible speed>try to lock him downits not exactly sounding easy here.
Rolled 24 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41382088
Rolled 6 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41382088I SHALL BE THE ROLL THAT PIERCES THE HEAVENS!Or not.
>>41382143>>41382141>>41382118>>41382117>>41382108Looks like little Ken is a blue hedgehogcause hes too fast for you>writing.
>>41382157>spoiler>mfwNo one better drop that annoying ass noise here.
>>41382157Must move rapidly!
>>41382140I mean, he IS pretty much superior to is in every way.Technically, we could have stopped him pretty easily, with either a clothesline of a trip...chain.
Rolled 12 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>41381944You summon many chains, doing the same trick as last time with making them slightly autonomous and home towards Ken.However he's too strong and too fast for them, the ones he dodged thudding uselessly into the ground, and the ones that connected with him he knocked away with his sword and dark limbs.As he flies towards you, swinging his sword, you hasten to block with your glaive. Steel grinds against steel as he suddenly unleashes a heavy boot into your midsection; sending you sliding across the ground several feet.You manage to roll out of the way of his second, jumping attack; stumbling to your feet, winded. This time, its your time to attack, as you summon dark swords and jump in with Cerberus, a tag team forming from your attacks.However, he blocks most of your swords by swatting them aside with his limbs, and blocking with what appears to be an arm guard against your attacks and his sword to fend off Cerberus."You seem to rely a lot on your teammates, from the records that Stark has given me." He says as you trade blows, grabbing the handle of your glaive with his left arm and pulling you past him. You slash his sword away from a stab at your chest. "What about it? They're a part of my team." You snap back as you grab a sword from the ground and hurl it at him to regain some ground.He dodges smoothly. "Not much, its just that sometimes you'll be alone, and if a completely cohesive team is just full of a bunch of weaklings, then its not much is it?" You take a deep breath. Damn, that kind of stung. But you aren't about to stop there.'Cerberus, return.''yes'He slinks back into your shadow, and you feel your power grow slightly. If he wanted a one on one fight.Then thats what he's going to get.Ken smiles, "Very good, but will it be enough?" He stands, poised and ready, before flying at you again, sword drawing back and limbs ready.As he closes in, you think about what he said, that you were weak.>cont
>>41382394Forgot to finish that thought:But that's not something you think of while you've got a blue streak flying at you.
>>41382405TEMPORARY MENTALITY CHANGE: GROWING FIREDEFENSE UPOFFENSE UPSPEED DOWNHow do you fight?>Offensively, trade blow for blow! + 10 roll>Defensively, wait for an opportunity, then strike! +10 to roll>Analytically, analyze his moves, and make appropriate changes! +5 to roll>OtherRoll 1d100
>>41382424>Analytically, analyze his moves, and make appropriate changes! +5 to roll
Rolled 33 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>41382424>Analytically, analyze his moves, and make appropriate changes! +5 to roll
Rolled 7, 3, 10, 10, 5, 5, 10, 10, 9, 5, 6, 1, 8, 7, 7, 5, 8, 2, 2, 7, 2, 7, 10, 6, 4 = 156 (25d10)>>41382424>>Offensively, trade blow for blow! + 10 rollThinking is hard. Just hit things.
Rolled 37 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41382424>>Defensively, wait for an opportunity, then strike! +10 to roll
>>41382424>Analytically, analyze his moves, and make appropriate changes! +5 to rollIt'll help us out in the longrun
>>41382450what is this rolling.
Rolled 30 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>41382450Dice, the fuck did you just do to me roll?In what world is a 10 a 25?Let me see if the dice are done throwing a fit.
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>41382467Forgot my roll
>>41382424>Offensively, trade blow for blow! + 10 rollLet's stab the shit out of him.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>41382424>Offensively, trade blow for blow! + 10 roll
>>41382478Also, I cannot into typing tonight.that's my signal to fuck off.
You guys look like you wanna start analyzing his shit.with >>41382446>>41382486rolls, you barely eke out against him >writing.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFqjDXy9s5AI may or may not be in a Metallica mood tonight.
Rolled 33 (1d100)As you trade blows with him, glaive crashing into sword, chains into limbs. You start to think about his attack patterns.He usually tries to lunge if you guard against his reverse right, and his limbs are reactive as opposed to using them for hitting; they're mainly there as defensive tools.You manage to catch out his blade and send it spinning through the air as you predict his lunge. However he manages to leap backwards from your offensive swing."Very good!" He says, applauding you, as his magic limb catches the spinning sword and returns it to the owner. "You managed to read my attacks and react accordingly."You definitely have the brains for the operation, but theres something about your strength and speed that leaves something to be desired...""Your endurance as well, is much too frail. It seems you can only take a few hits before being damaged." He shakes his head. "Thats not good at all."He fingers his mask thoughtfully, still draped around his neck."Whats the deal with your mask anyways?" You ask, curiousity overcoming you as you drop into a ready stance."Oh, this thing?" He looks embarrased. "Its a gift from a friend of mine, helps me concentrate my magic." He shakes his head, "If I put it on... Well, it usually doesn't end well." He shrugs, clearly feeling guilty."Last time, Zireth himself had to stop me." He fiddles with the screw of it again."Okay, enough moping, time to show me one last thing." He tosses his sword to one of the floating limbs, and gestures to you."Theres one more part to this, Show me how strong your magic is.""And you're just going to stand there and let me incantate?" You ask, resummoning Cerberus and tossing him your glaive to catch."Don't worry about me." He laughs, tapping his chest. "If Starks Fist of the Flaming Emperor can't kill me, I doubt that anything at your level will.""Alright..."Roll one more time! 1d100 +15
Rolled 75 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>41382767
Rolled 26 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>41382767>inb4 nat 100>it hurts him
>>41382803If you scored a nat100 he'd be excitedly impressed.injured, but impressed.he's a little psychotic that way.
Rolled 91 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>41382767
Rolled 56 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>41382767
>>41382819>>41382837That close enough boss? Also fuck yeah i rolled high!
>>41382837>>41382803>>41382801Well woulja look at that>Major success>writing
>>41382819So either we're a -complete- fucking scrubOr Stark is the weakest of the bunch.Or both?
>>41382948No they're all ridiculously strong.Starks FOTFE move isn't his strongest, but its the strongest one that you know of.
You hover on the spell idea for a few minutes before shrugging and resummoning your Black Gate. You wanted to try this for some time, but its incantation was a bit long. No time like the present. You raise your hands and begin to chant."Observer of Darkness, Seeker of the Enternal Night,Whos watchful eye and seeking claws are wont to kill,Pass down your stolen strength, for it belongs to me alone,And steel thy self for wretched retribution!"As you speak, you feel your pressure grow and your hands begin become covered in a dark aura, reaching and twisting into a deadly amalgamation of black energy.You briefly see a glow of interest in Ken's eyes as he quickly raises his hand and mouths a quick shield spell."Storm of Howls!" You roar, releasing the wave of energy at Ken. The wave of energy splashes briefly against his shield before shattering it completely and blasting him backwards.Ah crap, probably not the best idea to punt your mentor across the yard."Ken!" You shout, rushing over, Cerberus close behind."You okay?" A groan is your only response, before you see Ken get up slowly. "Ow, that was quite the move, I didn't expect that from you Alex!" He said excitedly, running up to you.Theres something not quite right with his eyes.Or rather, Eye."Uh, Ken?" You ask, "What's wrong with your eye?" He freezes in place, hand reaching out towards his darkened eye before jerking away from you."Oh no, I must have gotten too excited and... Deep breaths." He mutters, taking a few huge gulps of air before breathing out."Sorry you had to see that, but that was quite the move!" He says, pumping your hand up and down in excitement.Well, it seems the battle is over for now.What do you want to talk about in the meantime?>What do you need to work on? You need to know your faults so that you can improve>Whats up with his eye? >Wheres Eliza and Dominic?>Other
>>41383147That spacing though4chin why
>>41383147>What do you need to work on? You need to know your faults so that you can improve>Wheres Eliza and Dominic?
>>41383147>What do you need to work on? You need to know your faults so that you can improve
>>41383147>Whats up with his eye?And then >What do you need to work on? You need to know your faults so that you can improve
>>41383147quick someone say my incantations and spells are weeboo as fuck>wait a minute this is an anime quest
>>41383229I'd say poetic. You think of them on the fly?
>>41383267actually yeah,i kinda grab a few themes and just run with them.how do i do.at least its not like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saVX9O8uqrE
>>41383147>>Whats up with his eye?Then>What do you need to work on? You need to know your faults so that you can improve
>>41383182>>41383297Seems like you guys wanna bug him about his weird eye and then what you need to work on.>writing.
>>41383294I like the spells, it makes it more realistic than just having magic fly out of our hands
>>41383357I draw a little inspiration from other animes that have incantations e.g. negima
Thanks for the feedback though, i appreciate it.
>>41383147You ask Ken on the things you need to improve on after calming him down a little.He looks at you with some conviction. "Honestly, I'd be fine if you were signed up to the magic artilery deck, you have the power for it and the creativity.""However, as a Hunter, you need to be able to fight with your hands and feet as well as your weapons and magic. In fact, I think it's more important to hone your body before your skills."Huh, You always thought you were fast and strong enough, but most Demons are magic based anyways; if you ran into a Demon with a strength focus, you could be in trouble."Also, I notice you have a lot of cooperation moves with your team mates as a group. However maybe one of them is preoccupied with something, what would you do then?"You shrug, the last time that happened you managed to call upon a mysterious strength that made you much stronger and faster than you are even right now.Which brings you to your next point."I'm sorry if I'm being rude but, what happened to your eye?" You ask, Ken sighs and gestures towards a bench."Well you see," he said, once you both sat down. "I wasn't always a Dark magic type. I used to be a Lightning Affinity.""Then I was possessed." He looks at his hands and shudders "I still remember the horror of sitting in the back of my mind, watching that bastard demon kill and kill for no good reason."He grit his teeth. "It was almost a blessing when Zireths squad came for me. But they didn't kill me. Zireth managed to banish the demon from my body and kill it.">cont
>>41383563"But I had been that thing's toy for so long, I guess I was stuck with its powers." He shrugs, lifting his hand to show you. Only a tiny spark of electricity ran through his palm."I can barely summon lightning anymore, all I can do is this." As he spoke, a tiny tornado of darkness formed in his other hand."I had wanted to end it all, but Zireth gave me another chance, to be something better. And I took it." He smiles, "So here I am, teaching you.""But its very rare, having a natural Dark user." He said, standing up and stretching. "I think you're the only one who I know that has that.""So your eye is your Demon powers?" You ask, and Ken flinches slightly at the word before shrugging again."I guess you could say it like that." He taps under his eye, "If I overexert my dark powers, I lose control sometimes. The eye is the sign that I'm losing it.""I guess that's why Stark was so worried.""Speaking of which, I should go find my teammates." You say, standing up."I'll come with you."Who do you look for first?>Eliza, you think she was somewhere near the labs and mess hall>Dominic, he was at the other training hall, if you remember right.>Send a message to them telling them to meet up in the cafeteria.>Go to the Library, you wanted to know more about Demon possession.>You still have that strange stone from Lireath, you don't know what it does, maybe Ken might know.>Other
>>41383625>Eliza, you think she was somewhere near the labs and mess hall
>>41383625>Go to the Library, you wanted to know more about Demon possession.After>Send a message to them telling them to meet up in the cafeteria.
>>41383625>You still have that strange stone from Lireath, you don't know what it does, maybe Ken might know.
>>41383625>You still have that strange stone from Lireath, you don't know what it does, maybe Ken might know.>Eliza, you think she was somewhere near the labs and mess hall
>>41383683>>41383708The stone and looking for Eliza seem to be the choices.>writing
>>41383625As you walked in search of Eliza, your mind drifted to that particular stone that you picked up from Lireath after his death. Before you can take it out of your jean pocket to show Ken the stone though, you come across a person you've never seen before. A man in full armor, wielding a katana, walks past towards you in the hallway."Ken." the armored man says, stopping in front of you."Yes?" Ken tilts his head, stepping out and pushing you back slightly.They stand stock still for a few seconds, staring at each other.In a flash, the man delivers an overhead cut at Ken, with enough force to cleave him in two, had Ken not placed his dark limbs in the way. The force of the impact was enough to make you take a step back.When the hell did that man even draw?They strain against each other for a few seconds, the floor cracking slightly under the weight of the man's blade; before his katana suddenly disappeared off Ken, and was slid back into his sheath."Nice to see you too Jack." Ken said, smiling.You noticed his eye was red again. 'From that alone?'Jack just harmphs and turns to you. "And who are you?""My name is Alex, Alex Hawkens." You introduce yourself, raising your hand.He stares at the hand for a few seconds before grudgingly returns the hand shake."Jack." He intones, his expression stone cold. "Never seen a Natural Dark before.""First time for everything right?" Ken pipes up.Jack stares at him briefly before walking off, with Ken calling after him "Starks in the B-yard!""What's his deal?" You ask Ken, resuming walking."Hates me, hates all demons. Y'know, the usual child soldier orphaned at age 5 deal." Ken shrugs.It wasn't exactly uncommon for that kind of thing to happen, with the world as it was. But the way Ken so offhandedly mentioned it still was a little unnerving.>cont
>>41383939Ken notices, and sighs. "I don't mean to sound so callous about it, but I had to kill thousands of those people when I was being controlled, so its a little hard for me to feel guilty.""All the guilt's dried up already."Well, that's certainly depressing."I wanted to show you this stone, I got it from a Demon I killed, but I have no idea what it does." You show it to him, its blood red color emanating softly. "Any ideas?" Ken looked at it quietly before slowly nodding. "It looks like a rune to me, fairly decent quality.""Runes? What are those?" You ask, and Ken explains. "Runes are little stones of magic power, they're given up when a being of significant magical power reaches the end of its life, naturally or otherwise.""Normally, you can infuse it with your weapon or armor if it comes from a Demon. However, me and you are a little special.""Because we're dark magic users." you guess, and he nods. "Exactly, we can use the stones to power ourselves up if we want to, or we can infuse it into our weapons and armor like normal.What do you want to do?>Infuse your weapon>Infuse your armor>Eat it and gain a dark skill
>>41384032>Eat it and gain a dark skillDoes it have to be eaten?
>>41384067By eat, its more like making your dark wolf energy eat it like you did with Stanis in quest 2. Except it didn't really get the chance to manifest into a gem.Just so you know guys, you already have 'eaten' one gem and that was Stanis's
>>41384032>Eat it and gain a dark skill
>>41384067>>41384096>>41384138Idk what it is with you guys, but y'all like dark skills.jeezanyways>writing
>>41384032You briefly summon your wolfen spirit on your arm and it devours your gem. The black orbs appear on the palm of your hand again, asking you to make a choice.Pick two:>Upgrade Chains>Upgrade Cerberus>Learn Shadow Manipulation>Upgrade Poison>Learn Curses
>>41384210>Upgrade CerberusThree heads are better than two
>>41384155I want a three headed puppy>>41384210>Upgrade Cerberus
>>41384230>>41384238uh..are you two the only ones playing?also you can make two choices here.
>>41384302Oh right, then Cerberus and learn shadow manipulation
>>41384302Oh then yeah what this guy said>>41384318
>>41384210>Upgrade Cerberus>Learn Shadow Manipulation
>>41384302>>41384318>>41384344Shadow manipulation and the three headed puppy it is!>writing.think this'll be the last post tonight, im not sure.
>>41384376I should probably go to bed soon so no objections here
The orbs swirl around and sink into your palm as before. You hear yapping from inside your head.'wow''so many heads''how do you feed them all'Out of curiousity, you summon Cerberus in puppy form. And lo and behold, he lives up to his name. He had three heads. And more to scratch with, you think as you lean down to pet him. Something he enjoys.Ken even does it a little, Cerberus enjoying the fact that he has multiple heads in which he can be scratched with.'this is fun' It said, growling playfully.It sure is Cerberus.It sure is.And thats it for Devil Hunter Quest!Sorry about the kinda quality downslide, i'm a bit distracted lately.I'll be around for questions and the like.
>>41384525ETA on the next quest?
>>41384525FUCK YES! Love that you're using the pic i posted btwSeeya next time
>>41384544Probably Thursday ESTI'm wondering, should I run earlier? Most of my audience seems to be about to go to sleep when I run my quest.
>>41384558It's a great picture anon, and I hope to see you next time. I know a lot of people don't use twitter on here but if you do.https://twitter.com/tart093 thats the quest oneThanks for joining
>>41384563Eh either is fine, it is your quest after allThanks for running as always Tart
>>41384600I'm going to try running a bit earlier on thursday then. See how that goes.I'll update stuff on twitter.