You are a Magical Girl, and you're trying to bust your sempai out from a prison cell that's killing her.Her witch familiar - a living, sentient balljointed doll that's as cute as it is frankly unnerving - has assured you that whatever's killing her is taking its time, however. That it's a slow enough process that you don't have to panic and blast your way through a guard detail of Eversors - as well as tempered steel doors two feet thick - to get her out of there as soon as posible. It means you have time. Time to explore your options. Time to try and figure out a plan for the best way to get her out of there without...well, without bunging it all up and killing the both of you. Or probably the whole Officio. Whichever comes first.And you're exploring one of your options now. Specifically, the option to ask a 'seer' for help, someone who can, as your sempai's familiar put it, 'walk the Akashic Realm'. Although now you're thinking if the familiar, as cute as she was, meant something else other than the hell behind reality when she said that. Like, maybe, 'street corner'.Because the person in front of you, sitting on the straw mat-covered floor with a balding salaryman's snoring head on her lap - and dressed so unconvincingly like a nun that she looks more like someone out of a fetish convention rather than a church - was the farthest thing from the mysterious, spiritual Magical Girl you've been imagining. In fact, she looked like she did things for money. ...Things other than having her lap used like a pillow while she watches variety punishment game shows on TV. It wouldn't be that far of a stretch of an imagination, after all. You're pretty sure nun habits aren't supposed to have that big of a cleavage window, nor are nuns supposed to be working out of a freakin' Deli Heal Agency!
>>41541333...No, no. Focus, Hanegawa. You're here to save your sempai. And you'll do whatever it takes to get her out of there, even it means having to talk to people you normally wouldn't. Even if it means having to deal with shady, suspicious characters like cult leaders, and prostitutes dressed in nun costumes!"...I'm not sure what Wendy told ya, and I know all this looks a certain way," The person in question suddenly speaks, snapping you back into reality, her soft unpainted lips curling into a gentle if somewhat patronizing smile. "...But we ain't doin' anythin' illegal here. Deli Heal's just a convenient front, nothin' else. Keeps most of the normies out, and those who actually do work up the balls to come in..." She gestures to the sleeping salaryman at her lap. "We give 'em tea, maybe a pressure point massage, and send 'em on their way when they wake up. They're usually too refreshed an' well-rested to say anythin'. Any money they pay us goes directly to the Church fund, helpin' disenfranchised Magical Girls to get back on their feet."That's...well, that's all well and good, but you didn't say anything about anything illegal--"Miss Hanegawa, please don't insult us both by denyin' it." Annie May Springfield - supposedly also the former Eversor Rank Leader of the Eighth - waves a perfectly-manicured hand in dismissal. "Even if I can't read your mind, it's easy enough to guess." She shrugs here, the motion making her substantial bosom shift interestingly in its tight confines. "Mind, I don't really give a shit if you think I suck dicks for money, but there's the rest of my girls that I don't want bein' associated with that kind of nonsense. Girls like Amber, who's mannin' the reception desk right now, and Dorothy, who's probably havin' an oil change or whatever, and Wendy..."[1/2]
>>41541348A sigh leaves her lips as she says the name. "Wendy. Yeah. Girl's got enough on her plate already, don't need to pile on another scoop of mashed potatoes all over the mess. Even though I know she'll eat it all up with a smile, because she's just that kinda person. Crusty on the outside--"...Gooey and warm on the inside? You suggest here, which makes her guffaw loudly. "...I was gonna say 'spoiled rotten to the core', but let's go with that." Annie chuckles. "Anyway, that's enough yakkin' from me. What brings you here, then?"AH. Well. You were gonna introduce yourself, but it seems she already knows who you are. And you know her name already too, so..."Right, right, we don't need to make introductions, but just for the record, you can call me Annie. I'd prefer Alice, but that's just usually on formal papers an' when I'm out preachin' to the flock." She grins here, showing two rows of white, perfect teeth. "And you're Hanegawa Midori, right? Can I call you Green, too, or is that just what Wendy calls ya?"...Well. It's not like you're not used to people calling you by the English meaning of your name. But all the same, maybe Midori'll be better. "Alright, that's fair. Midori it is, then." Annie nods. "Now, what's gotten ya so desperate that you had to ask me, of all people, for help? Be honest now."And it's here that you tell her about your...predicament. Not in any real compromising detail, no. Just enough to clue her in on the most basic level, while being vague enough not to give anything incriminating away.[2/3]
>>41541359You have a friend who needs help, you say. Spiritual help. Something's happening to her, something bad enough that she'd been locked in a Silent Room by your own incubator. And you have it on good authority that staying in that silent room is doing more harm than good, and she needs to be let out. But your incubator is adamant that your friend stays in there, on the assumption that whatever was happening would be 'fixed' with enough time and patience. And you know that this isn't the case at all.So what you're here for is to ask Annie for help. Help in getting your friend fixed, as well as getting her out of there."...I see." Annie nods. 'Well, first of all, that's pretty fuckin' vague, pardon my French there. I can't reasonably tell ya what's up with them, or what I'd do to get them 'fixed' as you so imply." She mimes the quotation marks here, a wry grin on her face. "But since you're probably bein' vague for a reason - said reason bein' that you don't exactly trust me much, somethin' I don't rightly deserve and personally a bit offended by - I'd probably start with a prayer service, then a readin' of the Holy Scripture with the Anointing of the Oils, stuff like that. Then if that doesn't help, we do a Healing Mass for her, storm the Blessed Lady with loads of prayers, more readings, lots of hymn-singing that Wendy is actually really good at leadin'. You gotta hear her sometime, I think I got a recordin' here on my phone somewhere--"You hold up a hand. That's...those sound nice, but do they work at all...?"...Honestly?" Annie shakes her head. "Not really. Fact is, it really depends on the person you're prayin' for. If they've got it in them for the prayers to work. Otherwise, all it does is make the people who care about her a bit more at peace about the inevitable. Sorta palliative care, but for the people around the patient, not for the patient itself."[3/4]
>>41541377But what about exorcism? Wendy told you about exorcism, and how Annie can perform it. She told you how it might be able to help Chiaki. You don't really understand it yourself, but you're willing to give it a shot.Annie stares at you for a couple of long, silent moments before shaking her head. "Exorcism ain't somethin' I do lightly, and just for anyone. I only do it when I think it needs to be done, and if I think it'll actually do somethin'. Right now, from what you told me, Midori, your friend's on her way to becomin' a full-blown Witch." She shrugs her shoulders. "Nothin' I can do about that. Every one of us turns into one of those sooner or later, assumin' we don't die first. Exorcism is for stuff that isn't about that - it's about ghosts. Spirits. Souls tryin' to go where they're not supposed to go." The nun-priestess sighs here, looking down on the salaryman on her lap, fingers brushing through his balding hair with a tender, if wistful air. "Souls takin' what they're not supposed to take."She looks back up after a moment. "Exorcism can fix those things. It ain't like the movies where you just shout at things until they throw up green pea soup, though. There's a lot more metaphysics goin' on, stuff even I can't rightly explain. But yeah, right now, I can't reasonably justify exorcism from what you told me." A blink, then a smile. A friendly one. "Unless ya wanna just stop bein' so vague and just come out with it."How do you react?Tell her about Chiaki's situation. All of it. All you know.What's your guarantee that she won't blab to the first Incubator she sees?Ask more about Exorcism. Does it work for people who need it?
>>41541400>[x]Ask more about Exorcism. Does it work for people who need it?
>>41541400>Ask more about Exorcism. Does it work for people who need it?
>>41541400>Tell her about Chiaki's situation. All of it. All you know.
>>41541400>[X]Ask more about Exorcism. Does it work for people who need it?
>>41541400>Ask more about Exorcism. Does it work for people who need it?Too soon to reveal our hand
Oh yay, i can see the trainwreck happen in real time today!
>>41541536Let´s hope that you´re wrong...
>>41541546There is no hope only pinky
>>41541546>>41541577I mean it's not like pinky or kyubey is watching our every move right?Annie is probably legit though.
>>41541608Pinky... well, nothing to do about that. I mean, in the end she is not exactly an obstacle. The real problem is Kyuubey, but I doubt that he is watching AnnieLater, when we discover that he is watching everything, I will have to eat my words
>>41541400>Ask more about Exorcism. Does it work for people who need it?So, how can we be sure that someone interceding with Pinky to sav Chiaki will gt us the result we want?Isn't it far more likely that Pinky, who already intervened once to help us and Chiaki by bringing Manuke to us, will make sure that it's Homura that is restored and in control of the Warmater's body, and not Chiaki?
>>41541649Uhhhhhhhh, well....... fuck, never thought about it
>>41541649Which Homura? TTO or what?
>>41541400Tell her about Chiaki's situation. All of it. All you know.
>>41541642Voting ended here but nobody is doing banners today
>>41541642Kyubey isn't watching Annie he's watching MIDORI. Because he knows that she's likeliest to do something crazy, like break into the Golden vault or get someone to perform an exorcism.
>>41541728You have to consider that the Church of the Golden Land is a group of magical girls that mainly come from the 8th, and even the equerry is there. Do you honestly think that Kyuubey is not going to have them under whatch?
>>41541697Any Homura. One that knows what she did and is sorry for it, maybe even a pale echo of TTO, since what Pinky wants is a Homura that knows the mistakes she inflicted upon Godoka to create Faust, and who Pinky can then torture in retaliation.Because it's no fun if the Homura she tortures doesn't remember why she's being tortured.Pinky herself said the end result of what's happening go Chiaki, getting all of her memories so she knows what she did wrong, is what she wants.But the current process which is likely to end with Chiaki Witching Out before Pinky can torture Homura isn't quite what she wants.That was the only reason she helped us catch Manuke, and if she does help stop Chiaki Witching Out, then it'll be because she wants Homura, not Chiaki.
>>41541780So basically the trainwreck is about to start any moment?
>>41541847I want to think that no, but let´s be realistic: we all know things are going to blow like a fucking atomic bomb at any moment. The questions are when and for what.
>>41541882Well like I was saying, pretty sure it's gonna be kyubey being a party pooper and saying "no midori you cant perform an exorcism. and dont even start about throwing the golden gun in vault to see what happens."Or maybe we'll have no problems with him whatsoever and something will fuck everything up.
>>41541455 >>41541466 >>41541473 >>41541502No. You can't show your hand too early. You have to know more before you do that.You clear your throat here, and make to ask Annie about exorcism, when she takes a cushion from behind her and tosses it at your feet. "Here, take a load off and rest your ass on this. You look like you've been runnin' around all day with barely any sleep, sportin' eyebags nearly as big as Wendy's."...Ah. You thank her, and do so immediately - forcing an involuntary sigh from your lips as you settle into the comfort of the well-used cushion. A moment later, you finally follow through with your question. Namely, does exorcism actually work for people who needed it? People she'd performed it on?Annie smirks, a sly and cunning thing that would have looked cute on a child. Here it just looks...well, the slightest bit disturbing. "Still not tellin', huh? Fine, I can respect that. As for your question, well, I can't rightly say. I mean, I've done it for more than a handful of folks, so I'm not just pullin' stuff out of my ass or anythin', and they seemed ta be back to their normal selves after it, but..."And there it is. The 'but' that shatters every forlorn hope into pieces, every threadbare wish into tatters. But...?"But well, there's really no way of tellin', ya know?" Annie raises her hands in the universal sign of ignorance. "It ain't like a disease where you take some medicine and then the doc runs some tests and says you're clear. Sure I do readings after an' explorin' their psyche, burnin' incense around 'em and hypnosis and all that...but ya never really know if it really took, if things are a hunnert percent legit." You stare at the American's eyes with your own - and it's only here that you notice that they're the same shade of red as yours. It's a strange coincidence, but it's there. "But they returned to their normal selves, right? It worked?"[1/2]
>>41542270"...Yeah, I guess so," Annie muses. "I mean, some of these girls, they were really in a bad way when I got called in. Like the Blessed Lady just up and decided to fuck with their minds, right? Just screamin' and yellin' all sorta nonsense, throwin' up blood and clawin' at their eyes. Absolutely nothing on their soul gems, so everyone's noodle was gettin' baked to shit about it. So I try my best, do my thing, and..." She presses both palms together, and then spreads them in a flourish. "Girl wakes up, no memory of what happened, but no longer crazier than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rockin' chairs. Happened probably in...say, 70, 80 percent of the cases I had to handle."What happened to the other 20 to 30 percent, then?The nun-garbed girl mimes putting a gun to her forehead and then pulling the trigger. "Some of them did it, others I had to finish the job myself. Not very pretty when it happens, but ya move on. I tried to. Kept telling myself it's impossible to save everyone."Oh. That's...yeah. That sounds terrible."Better resting in oblivion than suffering every wakin' moment, stuck in a goddamn box." Annie shakes her head in slow, quiet derision. "My opinion, of course. In that I don't want to wish that kind of shit on anyone."70, 80% chance of your sempai going back to her regular self. That's...not too bad odds, right?What do you do?Keep asking for more. What happens during an exorcism? Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosis.Other.
>>41542302>[X]Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosisTime to stop fucking around and get this trainwreck going.CHOO CHOO
>>41542302>Keep asking for more. What happens during an exorcism?
>>41542302>Other.>Ask her what, exactly, these girls seem to be possessed by. Ask her if she's seen anything that looks like Pinky or TTO. Hopefully we'll be able to gauge whether or not she'll go full jihad on shempai.
>>41542302>Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosis.
>>41542333I think it involves shouting at Chiaki until she starts throwing up green pea soup
>>41542302>Other.What was possessing the girls she performed an exorcism on?We need to know if this is similar to what Chiaki is going through.
>>41542302>[X]Keep asking for more. What happens during an exorcism?
>>41542302>[X]Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosis.It'll be a trainwreck, but a 70 to 80% chance (barring the inevitable complications) is far better than what we'll get trying to break into the vault.
Assuming that the exorcism is our best option, how is she gonna do it? Did she need to be with the possesed, or can she do it a t a distance? Because sneaking Annie into the Officio is going to be near impossible
>>41542411I think the reason it's a trainwreck option is because there's a decent chance she's a pinky fanatic who's gonna kill Chiaki for being TTO.
>>41542411That's when Faust didn't have a personal stake in the girl in question nding up with a specific set of memories and personality different from the one we want.Pinky doesn't want Chiaki, she wants Homura.
>>41542302seconding this >>41542353also>[x]Keep asking for more. What happens during an exorcism?
>>41542302>Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosis.Fiiiine!
>>41542302>>41542353This, also, ask her if she knows anything about the flesh of fallen angels, if that's something midori knows about.
Woo I finally catch a running thread!I'd just like to say: You people are fucking retarded, goddamn. Anyways: I think this whole exorcism thing is a bad idea. Pinky is more likely to push Homura into witchdom than help her at all. My bet is on getting the golden weapon to her so that the Stooges can help stabilize her.
>>41542302>[X]Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosis.
>>41542488To be honest BOTH choices are bad ideas.Either we risk bringing in a cultist and pissing off everyone at the office OR, we break into the vault thereby pissing off everyone at the office.We're fucked.
>>41542533Breaking into the vault and pissing people off is safer, I think, because Chiaki can pardon us once she's sane again.Bringing in a cultist spreads knowledge about what's going on in the Ninth, which means damage control is harder.
>>41542302The Church and the Ninth are kind of in a de-facto alliance at this point. Ask outright if Annie, as head of the church and probably QB's direct contact there, has agreed to any sort of information sharing deal with QB.
>>41542533Yeah, but which is more likely to get what Midori wants (Chiaki back, not Homura)?Since both options will piss off everyone at the Officios, doesn't it make sense to choose the one that will at least get us what we want?
>>41542545I didn't know you were such an optimist Anon.assuming Chiaki will even be able to keep her post as warmaster after we're done
>>41542582Kyuubey himself told Matsuda that when this situation is stabilized, she will continue to be warmaster
>>41542647That doesn't rule out QB lying.
>>41542647... Maybe he lied?I know incubators don't lie, they just don't tell you the whole truth, but think about it.If he knew about Malal's plan, which Chiaki knows he did, he would probably realize that her mind would get wiped the next time she went to sleep, so he really just wanted her to not make a scene before she gets brainwashed. I order for that to happen, he would simply tell her what she wanted to hear without sounding implausible.
Well, the situation as I understand it is that all the various personalities Homura has had over the eons are warring for dominance. Annie here is offering a chancy solution that doesn't always work. Getting the Golden Deagle will let the 3 Stooges who arranged for the Chiaki persona to enter the fray and support her. I think the Golden Deagle plan is better.
>>41542302Tell her what she needs to know about Chiaki to make a proper diagnosis
>>41542693>I know incubators don't lieIt's also been implied that the more time QB spends among humans the more he takes on their traits, which could include the capacity to lie.
>>41542692>>41542693Well, yes. But, if the mindwipe doesn´t work, he will be forced to make Chiaki warmaster again, because the other option would be to reveal the plan:"Ok, Matsuda, I lied to your face. I was waiting for your mind to be erased by a memory of Malal, so I didn´t told you the truth. Now that you remain your memories, can you forgive me? Pretty please?"He has to make a concede that if he wants to maintain the little trust that Chiaki has in him
>>41542751Well, if she didn't get mindwiped, there would be no real issue with her being warmaster again until he solved out his plan.
>>41542751I really doubt that's what's going to happen.Really I think when we're finished we're going to be on the run from everyone.
>>41542764>until he solved out his plan.All he wanted wa for Chiaki to collect the Golden Weapons and confront Faust without becoming TTO.And the players had to hand over Chiaki's Soul Gem to find that out, when QB had already told us to collect the Golden Weapons, and we were going to face Faust anyway because that's what Pinky wanted.
>>41542780I don't know about everyone else, but I would like to not become the enemy of the entire magical world until absolutely necessary
>>41542844There was a lot of things that Chiaki didn´t knew, and more that she discovered along the way. So when the opportunity to know more/everything presented, anons jumped for it. Seriously, QB, couldn´t you have revealed more to Chiaki?
While I can understand the thirst for knowledge, handing your soulgem to the enemy was weapons-grade stupidity. If I were Decu, I'd have had her crush the gem right there. Honestly. Some of you guys have no conception of consequence.
>>41542883Really, what did handing over our Soul Gem and getting into this mess reveal?The only thing that it did was that Malal had implanted memory wipes set on triggers if it looked like Chiaki was going down a path of fail/turning into TTO.Otherwise, we had already been told everything else, and we basically got a whole lot of trouble for nothing.
Why do you think people keep screaming about it?
>>41542506>>41542460>>41542411>>41542358>>41542333>>41542328I spotted the Retardsquad! >GEE GUYS! LETS JUST ASK THE CHURCH OF PINKY TO HELP US OUT AFTER PINKY MADE IT CLEAR THAT SHE IS A-OKAY WITH A BAD END FOR CHIAKI! >WHILE WE ARE AT IT LETS TELL HER THAT SHE IS TURNING INTO PINKYS OBJECT OF HATE/AFFECTION AKA MAGICAL GIRL SATANDo you special needs children actually need spelled out for you that this is a bad idea?
>>41543287Incredibly funny and original joke, Anonymous. I give you a +1. Write it down.
>>41543261>Do you special needs children actually need spelled out for you that this is a bad idea?I think they do.
>>41543261Since the people who voted to hand over our Soul Gem are still arguing it was a good choice, I don't think that pointing out their stupidity will help.They're too stubborn in their stupidity and will never admit to being wrong.
>>41543313Is it me, or is the ugly faggot trying to stare at pinky's ass through her skirt?
>>41543338I thought decu said that if we didn't hand it over, the Prophet would get a surprise attack on us that could potentially end with someone in party dying.
>>41543261Remember that Decu pushed for this meet up to happen a second time after it was voted down and we haven't gotten one chance to back out. So just sit down and enjoy the ride
>>41543386I don't recall that at all.
>>41543386If we didn't hand it over then we would have fought the Prophet and it would have been a hard battle.I don't remember him saying it would have been a surprise attack, or that someone could have died. He did day that the first hit would have hurt, but what does that matter to a Magical Girl that can have their entire body rebuilt?
>>41543405As it is, this is probably the cleanest method of fixing the situation, all others risk the wrath of the officio and us breaking away from it
>>41543405Are you secretly dumb? >[OTHER]
>>41543454with a 15 minute voting period it is quite hard to get the most votes for other
>>41543453>this is probably the cleanest method of fixing the situationThe argument has been made repeatedly that this won't actually fix the situation because an exorcism involves invoking Pinky, and Pinky wants Homura and not Chiaki.I mean, did you forget how much Pinky told us she hates the name "Chiaki Matsuda"?
>>41543453>>41543453How is that the cleanest method?Are you dumb?Are you unable to read?We are literally revealing stuff about Chiaki to PINKYs own church. After PINKY stated that she is alright with Chiaki becoming a monster.NEVERMIND that we are following PINKYs ideas in the first place,l the very person who is interested in us fucking up you fucking mongtard.
>>41543486Indeed... Odds are pretty high that an exorcism won't work at all, or Pinky will just use it as an excuse to instal a true Homura at the helm rather than Chiaki. She'd have her pick this time if you think about it.Annie can still be used as a smoke-screen to cover for the real plan. That's what I think.
>>41543454What >>41543482 said. We haven't gotten a legit option to back out of this when we got two attempts to push us into this useless conversation which is clearly a bad idea
>>41542333 >>41542353 >>41542405 >>41542445Assuming she's telling the truth, then those are good odds, you think to yourself, nibbling gently at your thumbnail in thought. 80 percent chance of it working, at most - it's not the 100% guaranteed solution that you want, but you have to be realistic here. At the very least, even in the worst case scenario, the statistics are on your side still.You still want to know something, though. About the exorcism. What happens during it? How does it actually work?Annie scratches her head at you. "Wow. You're really...you're really crossin' all the Ts and dottin' all the Is here, huh?" She laughs here, an easy, pleasant sound. "How exorcism works...well, that's another bit ya got me on. It's like, I dunno, askin' a Culexus how she does the thing that makes you want to empty your guts all over the sidewalk, yeah? You'd get a whole lotta psychobabble, about magic resonance an' karmic imbalance and all that shit, but at the end of th' day you're nowhere near close to figurin' it out, but you're still got sick all over your shoes."At your confused expression, the High Priestess shakes her head, chuckling again. "What I was tryin' ta say was, I got no idea to try and explain it. It's one of those things ya just know how to do. But what I can tell ya is what I always aim to do during an exorcism."She holds up a finger. "First, I look for any spiritual disturbances around the person I'm treatin'. Maybe there's a spirit or a demon tryin' to play pattycakes with her, sorta thing. Any outside influence that's doin that. If I find that, I remove it or drive it away."Another finger joins the other. "If I don't find any of those, I look inside the person, try and read what their soul's goin' through. Is it intact? Somethin' hidin' or festerin' inside it, like a parasite? Or maybe they're bein' possessed? Again, I drive whatever it is away and make sure it doesn't come again."[1/2]
>>41543541A third finger. "Finally, if those don't work, then I break out the big guns. Which is basically askin' the Blessed Lady to intercede on the afflicted's behalf. 'Course I'm already askin' for her help with the first two, but this is appealin' to her mercy and kindness to grant my prayers." ...And how does she do all that?She grins here. "How do we Magical Girls do what we do? Magic, of course." She thinks for a moment. "...Well, that an' I'll admit a few tricks I learned from my tenure with the Seventh. They know an awful lot about this sort of thing."Right. Just another question, then.During these exorcisms, did she ever see what was possessing or affecting the girls? What did the entities look like?Annie blinks here, before scratching the back of her head again. "Well, let's see. Sometimes it's just really the odd ghost or two, but lately I've been seein' the Blessed Lady herself. Just...you know, a version of her that isn't really all that there, you know?" She taps her temple, before quickly crossing herself. "Like she had one really bad day while out bein' blessed and then it all just spiraled downwards from there, gettin' shittier and shittier with every loop. I'd be spooked if I didn't see that kind of shit every time I closed my eyes to sleep."A moment later and she smiles. "Well? That enough for ya, Midori? Or ya need to interrogate me more?"You blush here, before bowing in embarrassment. ...You just wanted to make sure you didn't leave anything out, that's all. "S'alright, I understand." Alice waves a hand, the motion making her more-than-ample chest sway in a mesmerizing fashion. How do those things even get held up? "Ya gotta be sure with big decisions like this, I get it. Ain't nothin' wrong with makin' sure."What do you do?Reveal what you know about Chiaki's situation.End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.Other.
>>41543579>[x]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.
>>41543579>End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.We know, in-character, that Pinky said she's fine with Chiaki being gone, and is only troubled that it was triggered by something not of her own design.Exorcism sounds like the worst option, second only to leaving Chiaki in Regalia with no support.
>>41543579>[X]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.Sounds like we wasted a lot of time here
>>41543579>[X]Reveal what you know about Chiaki's situation.
>>41543579>[X]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.Most reasonable.
>>41543579>[X]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.
>>41543579>[X]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.Let's go rob a vault guys. Annie hasn't even seen what Pinky is REALLY like, only glimpses.
>>41543579>Which is basically askin' the Blessed Lady to intercede on the afflicted's behalf. NOPE! [x]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.Get the fuck out.
>>41543579End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.
>>41543579[X]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.WE DO NOT WANT PINKY INVOLVED
>>41543579>Reveal what you know about Chiaki's situation.
>>41543579[X]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside."I appreciate the opportunity, but I don't think this is the solution I'm looking for."Bringing Pinky into this is a horrible, horrible idea.
Well, at least if Kyuubey IS observing us, he'll now think that we won't do anything unreasonable like revealing Chiaki's situation to people that shouldn't know without getting it authorized first and the like.So he should be less likely to suspect that we'll do anything drastic.
>>41543579>[x]End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.Expelling the other Homus will be hard, how is she going to tell them apart? Asking Pinky for help is pretty much the same as discarding the Chiaki personality.
>>41543579>End the interview here without committing to anything, reconvene with Wendy outside.NOOOPEMoonwalk out
>>41543720Could you, and the people that might actually want to vote for this one, explain WHY you'd think this is in any way a good idea?
>>41543725>Bringing Pinky into this is a horrible, horrible idea.Technically, she's already involved because she's the one that teleported Manuke to us.But yes, getting her further involved when her goal and victory condition for Chiaki's safe return is different and opposed to ours, is a bad idea.
>>41543735Except he would have heard us talking about robbing the vault.So no, he wouldn't.
>>41543776Because I intentionally do dumb decisions to tickle Deculture's funny bone.
>>41543735He saw us bring out Tiny Pete, he is probably watching us extra hard now.
>>41543776He votes for it >>41543720 >>41543662 because he is a retard samefag and thinks its funny like its some sort of masterful trolling on his part.
>>41543579>Other.>Find out what Pinky's been up to with regards to her, then GTFO.
Voting was over about 2 minutes ago. No banners?
>>41543819Voting over and a clear win for gtfo. Feels bad for all the time we wasted in character and waiting for the updates
>>41543874Perhaps, but exploring all of our options was in-character for Midori, and you never knew, things might have been different and Annie could have been genuinely useful in some way.We can probably take some Wendy points as consolation out of this.
>>41543903We should perhaps tell Wendy why we're refusing Annie's help; that we saw Pinky and that she told us what she wants, which would end with Chiaki being gone, and it won't even be her Kong back at the controls either.
>>41543903I want less of Decu bringing his waifu into every scene but what I want more now is less getting sidetracked with useless options. Pacing is already awful without trying to bring Pinky cultists into things
>>41543959>Tell the Pinky Cultist that we want to effectively work against what Pinky has told usBRILLIANT IDEA ANON!
The Cult doesn't realize that Pinky is batshit insane. They still think she's Godoka (and occasionally she is). Annie just said that she's been having nightmares where The Blessed Lady is getting worse and worse, so maybe that knowledge will filter down. But right now, not many people know. What would someone do if you told them their goddess was insane?
Call in our Sayaka favor and have her distract Coobs and then our two biggest problems distract each other. We grab Tiny Pete, Kyouko and Kuma-chan and we break into the vault and bust shempai outta there
>>41544060Which does Wendy want more?Chiaki back who isn't TTO? Or to do Pinky's bidding?
>>41544188>Find out next time on Magical Noir Z
>>41544188Why would you even want to risk finding that out?
>>41544188>>Participates happily in cult sacrificial rituals >>Never thinks about Chiaki in Wendy point of view write-ups This is tough...
>>41543621 >>41543642 >>41543652 >>41543725You decide to not to commit to anything yet. While having her perform an exorcism on your sempai sounds like a safe way to go about things, the bit with involving the Blessed Lady at the end...that doesn't sit well with you at all. It's something you'd want to avoid as much as possible, especially with Chiaki being as vulnerable as she is right now.So it's with a nervous smile that you tell Annie about your decision. She handles it better than you thought she would, the look of disappointment on her face lasting all of a second before it's replaced with a warm, pleasant smile. "Like I just said, I understand. Ain't nothing wrong with makin' sure about bein' sure. No hard feelings, and besides, you're the one askin' for help, not me!" She laughs, before taking something from what looks like a Hello Kitty wallet from the inside of her habit. A snap of a magnetic lock, and she holds out something to you, something small, white and rectangular. ...A business card?Blinking, you receive it with both hands, bowing your head in gratitude. You glance down at the card respectfully, reading out the professionally-printed words:>ALICE>High Priestess>The Church of the Golden LandNothing else followed, except for her email and what looks like a smartphone number. You blink at her again, and she laughs once more in reply."Just in case ya change your mind," Annie grins. "Or if ya can't reach me for some reason, have Wendy do a runner or something. I'll get there soon as I can."That's...well, you'll keep it in mind. You thank her for her time, and find yourself apologizing for wasting it.[1/2]
>>41544720"Bah, think nothin' of it. I know how it goes, lookin' and searchin' for that one remedy for whatever ails someone important to you. Some of these remedies're bad, some of them got potential, others sound way too fuckin' dangerous to mess with. And exorcism, well...it ain't as simple as takin' a pill." She shrugs, still smiling. "Anyway, you're probably gonna want to tell Wendy, so go on and get. Forgive me if I don't get up, legs are kinda asleep here." She gestures to the head pillowing on her lap with a helpless smile on her face. Haha. Yeah, you probably need to get going. You bid her goodbye and make to leave."Go in peace, Midori!" Annie calls after you, just as you close the door behind you. "The Blessed Lady loves all her vessels!"Did she just...?No. That's...she couldn't have known. It's probably just one of her religion's generic greetings.Yeah. Only that.. . .You meet Wendy right outside the Deli Heal Agency, after a brief encounter with Amber that left you blushing red and her giggling like a maniac. She's been smoking while waiting, apparently, proven with the spent cigarette butts littering the ground by her feet. By your quick count, she's already on her sixth cigarette."...How'd it go?" She asks immediately as soon as you approach. "Annie coming with us or what?"You shake your head. No, she's not. You...didn't ask for her help."..." Wendy is silent here for a few moments, before she shakes her head. "...Was she weird about it, or what? I mean, when you told her about turning her down."No, you didn't turn anyone down! You protest, careful not to raise your voice lest someone hear you. You just didn't commit to anything at the moment, that's all! ...And Annie was very nice about it and everything![2/3]
>>41544746>"Go in peace, Midori!" Annie calls after you, just as you close the door behind you. "The Blessed Lady loves all her vessels!"Fucking shit! In one glance! It seems that Annie knows her shit better than we realized
>>41544746"That's a first." Your sempai's ex notes with her usual brand of half-asleep derision, before nodding. "...Right. Now, I don't know everyone from the Ninth, but I think we're being shadowed. Don't look around, just keep talking and keep your eyes on me."W-what? Shadowed? You? You swallow here, suddenly finding your throat dry, a cold sweat breaking out all over you. But you're--"I said don't fucking look around, dammit." There is absolutely no urgency or panic in the Callidus' voice. "There's a chance it might not be anything, but let's not fuck around with it, alright? We need to relocate and reconvene to somewhere private, somewhere else that's NOT Headquarters OR here. We'll lose them on the way there....Shit. Shit! What are the chances that it's actually nothing?"60%. I don't want to get fucked by taking the 40% for granted, though." Wendy looks at you, before spitting out another spent cigarette and lighting one. Her oversized golden lighter glinting in the sunlight."Where to?"A classy hotel.A cheap love motel.Your old room at Hanegawa's.Other.
>>41544746>"Go in peace, Midori!" Annie calls after you, just as you close the door behind you. "The Blessed Lady loves all her vessels!"OH FUCK. SHE KNOWS
>>41544827>[x]Other.The bar. Charles Bates' bar.
>>41544827>[X]Other.>Chiaki's apartment. Wendy hasn't seen it yet, and we can use the excuse of taking care of Chiaki's stuff if anyone asks. Plus, Midori DOES live there.
>>41544827>A cheap love motel.
>>41544843[X] This is actually a surprisingly good idea
>>41544827[X] OtherAn arcade.
>>41544827>a classy hotel
>>41544827>Your old room at Hanegawa's.Going to a hotel would look strange, and rumors will spread. If we go to Midori´s room, we can make it look like we are showing her the place
>>41544827>[X]Other.I'll go along with the bar.
>>41544827>Her oversized golden lighter glinting in the sunlight.
>>41544860>>41544870>>41544876How are we going to lose the Gail when the bar is right next door?It's on the same goddamned street, and is a really stupid idea.
>>41544827[X]A cheap love motel.Because going home is too much for Midori right now.
>>41544827>[X]A cheap love motel.The only possible option.
People, the bar is a wee bit too close to the Deli. Where would we lose a tail on our way to it?
>>41544870>>41544861Also a good idea but I'll stick with Charles Bar
>>41544902>and is a really stupid ideaWhere do you think you are?
>>41544827>[x]A cheap love motel.should be a good cover.
>>41544891We already know Wendy got resurrected by Pinky, and a lighter isn't a weapon.Stop freaking about that, instead panic about who's following us.
>>41544827[x]A cheap love motel.Would pick Hanegawa's, but involving that place seems ill-advised.
>>41544917I think we'd be able to notice another magical girl sticking out in the bar in any case.
>>41544827>[X]A classy hotel
>>41544827>[X]A cheap love motel.Should be somewhere outside of officio influence, It's cheap, It probably has sound proofing. But we should be REALLY careful that no one sees us go in.
>>41544931A mask or bracelets aren't weapons either? So your point is what exactly?
>>41544917It's close and we can use Midori's power here. Remember that it works with what the users expectations are. And Wendy isn't even sure that it is a tail. This would make certain
>>41544861But we want to go someplace private that isn't likely bugged to hell by QB.Why would we go to the apartment he provided if we don't want him to listen in on our discussion?
>>41544959Weren't we going to try for dream talking anyway? Can't do that in a bar, for one. Not to mention that if it works, and QB did bug the apartment, it will look as if we're just resting.Chiaki's current and former girls seeking comfort together and all that. Nothing to look at here.
>>41544720>Blinking, you receive it with both hands, bowing your head in gratitude. You glance down at the card respectfully, reading out the professionally-printed wordsMaintain the etiquette, even in the face of apocalypse. Well done, Broccoli.>>41544827>[x]Other.Charles' Bar
>All these people voting to go talk in private in a public place
inb4 it's NECO following us.
>>41544827>[X]Other.Charles' bar. It'll allow us to watch for our tail in a single direction: that of the door.
>>41545051Charles Bar is always empty and Wendy isn't even sure we have a tail
since the bar option is getting a lot of votes, just a reminder, we can always go somewhere else afterwards.
I suppose if the bar does win, Midori can use her powers to play to people's expectations that she and Wendy are getting shit-faced drunk, with Wendy making fun of her for being a lightweight.There's that at least.
>>41545075We should go to Mami's summer house afterwards.
>>41544957And if we use Midori's powers then the tail would be certain that we know about them.Not to mention, instead of going somewhere private we're going to a place that is distinctly not.Really, it's a stupid idea.
>>41545051Charles barely has any customers, ever, and there's this >>41545066>>41545085Unless the tail has reasons to be certain that we're up to no good.
>>41545085It would be good to misdirected too. The expectation would be to head somewhere far while she's really heading somewhere close. If there really is a tail, we only need to keep an eye on the door.
>>41545002step it up, s(h)empai
>>41544931>a lighter isn't a weaponTell that to Sakura sets-people-on-fire-for-fun Kyouko.
Voting should be about up, and it's looking like the bar won.
>>41544949I'm saying if you're trying to imply Wendy has a connection with Pinky, you're way behind it's confirmed, she does, drop it.
>>41545142That was a tactical distraction!Besides, it was Murderface's fault for getting so soaked in booze she burned like a tinder.
>>41545142that was a distraction! and it worked!
>>41545180Uh, Annie wasn't implying that Wendy has a connection with Pinky. Annie was implying that MIDORI has a connection with Pinky, and that's something that she shouldn't know.Wendy is a CHOSEN.Midori is the VESSEL.Manuke confirmed that they are different things.
>>41545180If we're still trying to collect all golden weapons it's worth figuring out whether our ex-girlfriend has one or not.
>>41545224PLOT TWIST: Midori had a golden weapon the entire time.It's a golden razor blade disc.
>>41545224Writeups said that Wendy had one but it got stolen before she ever used it.
>>41545215Yes I understand Midori has a connection.Wendy does as well.>>41545224Why would she be helping us with this then? Shouldn't she jumping at the "go rob the vault" plan?
>>41545142Speaking of the flatbro, once this shit is solved and we get another slice-of-life breather, we need to ask Wendy to make haggis for her. She mentioned wanting to try it back when the letter from 2nd turned up. Gotta show her we can keep up with the offers.Somebody remind me next January.
>>41545242I would think a Pinky-centric plan would still be in the interests of golden weapon holders.
>>41545134>Chiaki is "shempai">Shemp Howard was a member of the Three Stooges before being replaced with Curly, thus both of them are "fourth" members of the "Three Stooges" Coincidence?
>Midori just happened to notice that Annie shares her unusual eyecolor>Annie knows Midori is a vessel of TBLThere's a possibility that Annie is a vessel too, except she's not so reluctant.
>>41545287Swirly eyes .gif when?
>>41545286That would be a goddamn amazing reference, if it was intentional.
>>41545242>Yes I understand Midori has a connection.>Wendy does as well.The point, which seems to keep flying over your head by the way, is that Midori and Wendy have DIFFERENT connections to Pinky. More importantly, NO ONE knew that Midori is a vessel, until Pinky said it a few threads ago.Annie used the term vessel specifically, and the way she phrased it makes it pretty obvious that she was talking about Midori.The question is, how the fuck does she know that Midori is a vessel? Did she sense it somehow? Did Pinky tell her? Will she do something with this information that no one has?And most important of all.Does she know what being a Vessel of the Blessed Lady actually means? We know what Chosen are, but know nothing IC or even OOC about Vessels.
>>41545296I don´t think that every red-eyes character is a vessel. If that is the case, then Yuma should have been one too
>>41545316heart eyes edit when?
Pinky isn't feeding information about us and our plans to Annie, right? Annie wouldn't be making such blatant tactical blunders such as telling us she's been seeing Pinky and referring to us as a "vessel" if that were the case, would she?
>>41545286Huh. Probably not intentional, but bravo to decu if it is
>>41545296Midori always had red eyes, but she became a vessel in Siberia. Eyes have nothing to do with it in this case.
>>41545296But didn't Midori have red eyes the whole time? Not just since she got brought back?>>41545326Yeah sorry, I'm not speaking clearly enough.Didn't Wendy get resurrected by Pinky as well? Or am I just crazy?
>>41545327>>41545340No, reread the text. It says Annie has the same shade of red. None of the other characters have the exact same shade of red, do they?
>>41545356It started in a comic Hat did about drunk Midori. Then Dan kept up with it. It's not intentional
>>41545327>>41545340Sheesh a lot of MGs have red eyes. Get these girls some visine.
>>41545379Maybe they're long lost sisters.
Does "vessel" imply that Pinky could possess us at some point?
>>41545374>>41545377Becausr causality is perfectly respected in this last timeline where all the dimensional clusterfucks have come to play
>>41545410Yes.Engage MAXIMUM SHADOWRUNS
>>41545379Maybe they do, but Midori just didn't draw attention to it? Or we weren't in control of her at the time.
>>41545377Yes, but it was under different circumstances, and it was because of Golden Weapon Fuckery. Also, Pinky explicitly calls Wendy a Chosen in one of the write-ups.Until now, she never named anyone as one of her Vessels, assuming there can be more than one Vessel at the same time.Also, the main difference between Wendy and Midori is that Midori was resurrected by the actual Blessed Lady in one of her sane phases, while Wendy was rezzed by the full blown crazy Pinky.That means something, we just don't know what yet.
>>41545410>private Midori/Chiaki time>Assuming Direct Control.jpg
>>41545374>>41545377>>41545400Yes, because the laws of causality haven't ever been fucked up to the degree of "being of personal interest to deific entities does weird shit to you even well before it should be able to", right?>>41545442Of course, it could be a red herring.
>>41545329No, my only weakness!
>>41545470The two did fuck once. Maybe Pinky was living it through Midori the whole time?That's kind of hot to think about.
>>41545479green herring is the danger
>>41545296>>41545374>>41545377>>41545379>>41545396>>41545412>People still haven't figured out that Midori is LOVE
>>41545502Alia of the Knife / Baron Harokonnen kind of deal?
>>41545502That one time at the apartment for sure but it was implied two more times or so. They keep busy
>>41545520I don't think that's the case
>>41545516>>41545479If your herring is any color except white/beige/pink, you should probably take it to the nearest biohazardous waste disposal.
>>41545520But Anon, Chiaki is LOVE.
>>41545520No no that's Chiaki. Chiaki is Love
>>41545520Just no.Plus, it wouldn't make any sense. Manuke wouldn't be afraid of one of her sisters, not like that anyway.
>>41545561A clara doll also couldn't be a vessel for pinky.Also midori is cute, but not nearly cute enough to be a clara doll
>>41545559>>41545557>>41545520I think you're forgetting about someone.
>>41545620So Yuu again? Ogre Arms, remember?
>>41545647....where is decu.....
>>41545647We still need to unlock Yuu's 4 arm mode.And punch the face of God.
>>41545663Chikuwa is probably coming up soon. It's getting close to that time.
>>415456763:43 AM on The Moon
>>41544827>A cheap love motel.>Then, seduce her.
>>41545676Maybe he will post one last time and then hit the bed? It´s not the first time it happens
>>41545732Welp, we can always pray to the divinities of lewds, squids and hugeness to give Decu strength so that he may give us one more piece of his grand design.
>>41544789What if Midori really died in Siberia and the soul that's inside her right now is really just the sane part of Madoka?1. Both their names start with M and have "do" in the middle2. Both of them want to do Homura/ChiakiCoincidence? I THINK NOT
>>41545724Well, if there's one thing to get Chiaki back to her sense it could be the lewds involving both of her waifus. And by that I mean with each other.
>>41545760If Madoka's pure, innocent soul entered Midori, her body would burst into flames.
>>41545760No anon, Midori is not the sane Madoka!Midori is MALAL, come back from the grave, trying to make up for her sins against Chiaki with LOVE!
>>41545791Hmmm, but how would we arrange for Pinky and Iori to get in bed anon?
>>41545760Then, shouldn´t Annie have had a brutal orgasm after realizing that her goddess is in front of her?
>>41545760>Kaname to Kaneda>Madoka to MidoriDoesn't quite work, but eh
>>41545811>brutal orgasmMaybe if her goddess said the n-word.
>>41545811Annie has only seen Pinky, she has never beheld true Madoka.>>41545825Kaneda is because decu likes AKIRA. Biker chick, fights with a crowbar...
>>41545843plus malal's outfit was based around akira from rival schools
>>41545811I'm no theology expert, but I'd wager that's not exactly how divine revelations work.I mean, unless you worship Slaanesh.
>>41545865Midori in biker chick leather?
>>41545890>Midori in biker chick leather?Haaaaaat!
>>41545936What about EVERYONE in biker chick leather?
>>41545951Leather for everyone!I'm up for this.
>>41545951decu pls take us to the timeline where all officios are actually biker gangs
>>41545982Magical Girl Biker Quest?Someone should fund this.
>>41545982West Side Story timeline?
>>41546008Maybe? Just shove him inside a helmet?Oh I know, have a bunch of kyubeys in the shape of a person.
>>41546008Kyuubey provides the raw material.
>>41546006whatever happened to Schpeltiger, anyway?
>>41546014>girls can't love girls in rival gangs!
>>41546055That's a good question. We should ask Wendy about that thing at some point, since she should still have it around after the Warehouse Mission.
>>41545982>>41546131I'm getting buffalo gals flash backs.
>>41544843 >>41544860 >>41544870 >>41544876You desperately wrack your brain for any other location you can both relocate to. You can't...you can't believe you're getting tailed! It's not like you're trying to betray the freaking Officio or anything, you just want to save your sempai, who is coincidentally the frigging WARMASTER! You're not supposed to be tailed like some sort of liability, for goodness' sakes!Alright, alright, calm down. Just think rationally, you tell yourself as you focus your gaze on Wendy, forcing yourself from succumbing to the compulsion to look around - both for your supposed tail and a place to retreat to. Inspiration strikes you mere seconds, and you nod at its general direction over your partner's shoulder."...Charles' Bar?" Wendy murmurs around her cigarette. "...You do know it's just across the fucking street, right? Not even Karasawa can lose a tail with that kind of distance--"You don't want to lose the tail, you cut Wendy off, speaking in the same low tones. What you want to do is to remove any chance of the both of you being considered as suspicious. If you are being shadowed, then all they'll see is two Magical Girls sharing a drink together and trying to cope with what's happening. Conversely, if the tail sees you going to strange, unfamiliar and horribly private places with another girl, well...There's a long moment of silence between you and Wendy, before the American lets out a small grunt. For a moment it sounded as if Wendy was simply dismissing your idea with a simple disagreeing noise, when you feel her suddenly take your hand by the wrist and pull you along towards the very same bar you suggested. Across the temporarily-empty road and then back onto the sidewalk. Her hand just as rough and calloused as your sempai's, but also softer. Warmer.[1/2]
>>41541649>will make sure that it's Homura that is restoredNot seeing the down side.
>>41546490A few moments pass, and it's here that you find yourself being ushered through the front door of Charles', the bar that your sempai frequented in her daily quest to kill her liver before it can regenerate. It's still as empty as you remember it, but...cleaner, somehow. A bit more polished somehow. Maybe the scowling owner got the hint that his place needed to look less of a dive to attract customers? Probably, guessing from the new grand piano sitting in the corner.It doeesn't seem to be working, granted, but it's the thought that counts."...Two Whiskeys, Charles. Kong. Hold the ice." Wendy says as the both of you make your way to the bar counter, easing onto the stools and resting your arms on the polished mahogany. "The ever-present, ever-silent scowling Bar Owner grunts something at Wendy as he prepares your drinks. Wendy looks up at the afro-wielding gentlemen for a moment before shrugging, and grunted something in reply. Charles shakes his head again, before planting both drinks in front of you. Face still locked in a permanent, jaw-breaking grimace.You shake your head here, and gingerly take your own drink. It's...it's a glass full of whisky. It's not just a shot or two, it's an entire frigging glass of the stuff! And you're expected to drink it all up?!"Take your time and sip it slowly if you can't down it all in one go." Wendy murmurs, nursing her own drink. "...No sign yet of the tail. Probably lying low or something. Let's just stay like this for a few while until we're sure they're gone. I'll say so when we're clear."Fine. Alright. ...Can you talk about things while you wait until then?"...Don't see why not." The Callidus says after a moment. "Just try to avoid anything too specific, just in case." Right. Okay. You can do that.[2/3]
>>41546520You look down at your still achingly-full glass, and blink as you see what looks like a figure wearing a pink dress reflected in the polished surface. You blink again, and it's gone. Disappeared, as if it never were....No, no. Keep it together, Hanegawa. Keep it together.Anyway, what do you do? Talk about your meeting with Annie. In really vague terms.Talk to Wendy about her lighter.Try and drink your glass of whiskey in one go. Might as well work on your alcohol tolerance, right? Keep quiet and just act natural until Wendy says you're clear.
>>41546543>Talk about your meeting with Annie. In really explicit terms.>Try and drink your glass of whiskey in one go. Might as well work on your alcohol tolerance, right?
>>41546543>[X]Talk to Wendy about her lighter.
>>41546543>[x]Keep quiet and just act natural until Wendy says you're clear.No need to risk being overheard if the tail is real and not just Wendy's imagination
>>41546543Talk to Wendy about her lighter.
>>41546543>[X]Talk about your meeting with Annie. In really vague terms.>[X]Talk to Wendy about her lighter.>[X]Ask her if she knows any people weirder than Annie. If Annie's not that weird, it shouldn't be hard.
>>41546543>[X]Other>[X]Talk about Callidus stuff. She's more combat orientated, you're more stealth orientated. Maybe you can exchange some info, share some tips?
>>41546543>Talk about your meeting with Annie. In really vague terms.Wendy will want to know, even if she doesn´t says anything
>>41546543[X]Talk to Wendy about her lighter.Innocuous conversation is safe and goes with our cover.
>trying to break a tail>Midori's speciality is having people see what they expect to seeTime for the old oh-it's-just-two-people-making-out-against-a-wall-let's-carry-on gag?>>41546543>[x]Try and drink your glass of whiskey in one go. Might as well work on your alcohol tolerance, right?>[x]Keep quiet and just act natural until Wendy says you're clear.
>>41546543>[x]Talk to Wendy about her lighter.
>>41546543>[X]Talk about your meeting with Annie. In really vague terms.No alcohol, we need to be sober for this shit.
>>41546597Oh, I actually really like this idea because I doubt we'll get through this without fighting. Seconding.
>>41546543>Try and drink your glass of whiskey in one go. Might as well work on your alcohol tolerance, right? Stupid, but should be funny. Besides, it's not like Midori will manage to!
>>41546543do >>41546591Wendy probably knows a lot of freaks and it's good for passing the time.
>>41546543>[X]Talk about your meeting with Annie. In really vague terms.>[X]Talk to Wendy about her lighter.Do not forget to drink in between asking.
>>41546597Ask her about the Callidi she's familiar with.
>>41546543>[x]OtherTalk about Callidus stuff. She's more combat orientated, you're more stealth orientated. Maybe you can exchange some info, share some tips?
>>41546543>[x] Callidus (Callidi?) stuff
We need to get rid of the card. Remember what we learned earlier with the yakuza what a calidius could do with a card?
>>41546543>Try and drink your glass of whiskey in one go. Might as well work on your alcohol tolerance, right?
>>41546543>Talk to Wendy about her lighter.>Try and drink your glass of whiskey in one go. Might as well work on your alcohol tolerance, right?
>>41546792We are also a callidus though.
>>41546792>Being this paranoid.
>>41546829And that's it for this thread! We'll have another one on Friday, thread to start with the most voted option!Thank you for everyone's participation, feedback is always great! Also, sorry for the really slow responses this time, work's been really bothersome all around!
>>41546543>Talk to Wendy about her lighter.
>>41546543>Talk to Wendy about her lighter.If I was decu I'd have qb redecorate everything in gold.
>>41546872Thanks for running Decu! The lighter was a good smoke screen, btw, so many have bought it
>>41546872Are there any other notable Callidus that Wendy is acquainted with? What about Midori?
>>41546872So how close are Wendy and Green is the danger to fucking?
>>41546872Did Pinky assume direct control of Midori while fucking Chiaki?
>>41546932I think the better question is did pinky do it while Midori was doing the handstand, facesitting and/or strapped into the wheel of shame.
>>41546872Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived!Wendy is rough but warm.
>>41546905Hahaha!>>41546906Most definitely, they'll have a lot to talk about!>>41546908It depends!>>41546932That's an interesting theory!
>>41546959>Wendy is rough but extremely fuckable. I mean damn.
>You look down at your still achingly-full glass, and blink as you see what looks like a figure wearing a pink dress reflected in the polished surface. You blink again, and it's gone. Disappeared, as if it never were.Welp, this is in case the shadowruns are not powerful enough. I hope this doesn't mean that the theory of Pinky being able to assume direct control it's true, though...
>>41547003Would that mean that WE are Pinky?
So, going back over the idol mission, we told Ruri that the MG who was helping the rapists that attacked Iori is still alive and working elsewhere.Any chance that Iori would talk with Ruri about it and Midori's lie be exposed?
>>41547171Well now it's gonna happen you nerd.
>>41546992Reasonably certain Decu is kill, so I'll step in if there's anything to ask.I just got here, I stayed up too fucking late watching SGDQ.
>>41547171Mmmmm... it would be a lot of coincidence that the same girl is working under Chiaki´s orders. Probably Chiaki made Ruri think that she heard were the girl is working and didn´t pay more attention that that. I mean, Chiaki never has given hints that that girl is Midori, right?
>>41547171Also, Midori mentioned that Chaiki made sure that that girl is not going to hurt anybody else again, pr something like that. That means that Midori is not lying as you say
>>41547220What is SGDQ?
>>41547220Is there a chance of Midori and Wendy not hooking up so that we don't get forced into a harem route? Because as I recall there was much said about how it would be difficult, but it seems to be that they're basically falling into it by themselves.
>>41547220What kinds of folks that are even weirder/crazier than Annie does Wendy know?
>>41547286Decu is not subtle when he really wants something to happen
>>41547280Summer Games Done Quick, a bunch of nerds speedrun games for other nerds who throw money at it, and that money goes to Doctors Without Borders.>>41547286I cannot fathom the machinations of Decu in this case; we haven't talked about the particulars here at all, he's just running with it. Although consider: Midori and Wendy hooking up doesn't necessarily lead to a harem route. There's also an NTR route.So that's a thing to worry about.>>41547300Annie usually takes the cake (figuratively and literally), but she knows when to rein it in. You don't make it more than a few years in without being kind of eccentric anyway. Or lasting for a few years turns you into an eccentric desperately fighting to cope. One of those.Generally speaking all of the Callidus Rank Leaders/former Rank Leaders are familiar with one another, and working in a profession where your job is to be paranoid and lie turns out more eccentrics than most.Poor, poor Enishi.
>>41547435>There's also an NTR route.Time to start plotting Wendy's death.
>>41547435>all the callidus rank leaders know each otherBut if they lie all the time, how do they know each other? Is there some kind of yearly convention?
>>41547435>There's also an NTR route.>Wendy and Midori pair off>Chiaki is free to eat Mami's pancakes and/or be the creamy filling in a Sayaka/Kyouko sandwichI see nothing to worry about
>>41547535Or, more likely, Chiaki ForeverAlone.jpgLike most anons.
>>41547471It mostly comes down to the lines between lying for work and having a personal life. Once in a while a mysterious and fabulous sponsor arranges a sort of meetup for all of them to drink and, now and again, compete for reasons that absolutely aren't half for her entertainment and half for scouting purposes, and then it's a balance between showing off/making an impression and keeping your secrets for the sake of doing your job better.One might do the same thing for Eversors, but they tend to have much bigger ranks to manage, and if you got twenty of the best in a room they'd probably just all headbutt each other unconscious anyway.
>>41547435>annie is a fat (former) callidusGuess she's getting added to the harem.
>>41547565Nah, those were unrelated statements. Annie...could probably have the potential if she applied herself, but would prefer to throw cars around and suplex people off the roofs of buildings, in the event that she has to fight instead of peacefully leading her flock.
>>41547561Wouldn't it work for Vindicare though? I mean, they're not as hotheaded as Eversors, so it should work.Also, that damn Spymaster lol. She better not try to take Enishi dammit!
>>41547605Honestly it probably would, but I can only guess pedantic arguments about guns would eventually come around, and god help you if you're one of the Vindicares that relies on magic instead because you're just surrounded by /k/ with nobody to talk to except the one other magic Vindicare who just likes to burn shit and makes you kind of uncomfortable.
>>41547635That actually brings up another question. If most Vindicare rely on guns, what do they use their magic for?Also, where does Mami fit in on this? Her guns aren't real guns, everything from their ammo, range, so on and so forth is decided by her magic.
>>41547635So Kyoko is also part Vindicare?
I just want to say, I'm fairly certain Annie has the ability to help Chiaki, she'd just need to be told a TON of sensitive information or else risk going about things all wrong and potentially making things worse. And, of course, there's the very real possibility of her deciding to do it for Pinky anyway.That said, I think there might also still be the possibility of getting Pinky's help. We might be able to convince her not to let someone else try to hijack her plan, even if that someone else is Homura.
>>41547695This is probably something to point at Decu's ask.fm, but to my understanding it's used more for utility and sharpening one's senses and reaction times.>>41547695Mumi is, as far as I can see, the rare successful hybrid of the two styles. She can absolutely throw around huge lasers if the situation calls for it, but it rarely does.>>41547724Fire is a toy for all ages and creeds, anon!
There's something I haven't seen anyone else bring up and it makes me wonder.Isn't Annie the one Wendy reports to and has pretty much said she's totally loyal to? How do we know she hasn't already told her basically everything so far?
>>41547818Wendy doesn't seem like the type to betray Chiaki outright.
>>41547818I've been under the impression that Wendy isn't so much loyal to Annie as she is supportive of her. Wendy has her reservations about the cult, or at the very least had them at one point, and definitely knows everyone involved is pretty crazy even by Magical Girl standards. Especially herself.And of course, it's also likely that Wendy values Chiaki above all of that.
>>41547797>This is probably something to point at Decu's ask.fm, but to my understanding it's used more for utility and sharpening one's senses and reaction times.Hm... someone should bug him about that, since that sounds a bit weak... though it might just make Vindicare the most effective magi in terms of grief seed usage. Still, I'd have figured that at the very least, they'd use it to beef up their weapons in various ways. Object enchantment was a thing in PMMM, but I dunno how that applies MGNQ.
>>41547892I'm pretty sure he's been told it before. I've talked about it to him before. If he ever feels like having such techniques come up or putting it in the spotlight, it'd be in.
>>41548050Well, it's kind of tough with Chiaki. She didn't really need that kind of technique because of her time stops, which were just plain better as far as magic investments go. Now she has golden-shit to fall back on too.We'd need to see more Vindicare in the spotlight, which is unlikely considering how they usually operate.Still... Chiaki should really work on mastering telekinesis at some point, presuming she doesn't get to keep a bunch of devil powers that need mastering once Midori quest is done. The possibilities offered by efficient telekinesis are just plain ridiculous if one really thinks about them.