You stand in an expansive sandy field, surrounded by your fellow cadets of the 101st Trainee Squad. You and all these other future soldiers are here to train in order to fight the Titans, giant humanoid creatures that eat human. With all of humanity surrounded by the great walls Maria, Rose, and Sina, the area outside is filled with titans and incredibly dangerous. A day after you and all the other cadets arrived, you were informed that Wall Maria had just fallen. With the need for extra soldiers being a pressing issue, your squad will be trained harder than the previous squads, who lived in a time of peace. Pacing between the rows of cadets is your Head Instructor, singling out specific students and getting them to sound off. Oh shit, he's coming your way, and you've got no time to prepare. The Head Instructor strides up to you and you salute, knowing that you must be the next cadet to sound off. "And who are you, you spineless maggot!?" He half-asks, half-yells at you, an expression of disgust on his face.>State your>Name>Gender>Which wall your district is behind (Maria is the outer wall, Rose is the middle wall, and Sina is the inner wall)>Which cardinal direction your district was located at (North, South, East, or West)>Reason for applying to the military
>>41925433>Name Willhelm Faust>Gender Male>Which wall your district is behind (Maria is the outer wall, Rose is the middle wall, and Sina is the inner wall) Maria>Which cardinal direction your district was located at (North, South, East, or West) North>Reason for applying to the military: Not enough food at home due to a bad harvest it was this or begging in a city.
>>41925433Name Patrick MathewsGender MaleBehind wall RoseSouthI'm here to kill titans sir!
>>41925512Alright, going with the first one posted, since there are no additional votes for either of these. Writing now.
>>41925645I demand a recount! Final destination vote at the very least!
>>41925512You give a salute, state your name and district, then explain about your lack of food. "DID I ASK YOU FOR YOUR LIFE STORY, MAGGOT? I DON'T THINK SO! You want to eat? You can eat every day here, until the Titans eat you! You're assigned to the Western division, about face!" With that, he forcibly turns you to face the east, where the Eastern Division's barracks and training areas are. You remain standing like this until all cadets are dismissed, and everyone begins to head towards their respective barracks. The trek is largely made in silence. Once you arrive at the eastern barracks, an officer directs you to your sleeping quarters, where you put your meager collection of belongings, and then to a mess hall where you shall be given lunch. You're one of the last to arrive at the Mess Hall, and as such only 3 tables have a free space left.>The first table is the most lively, with a rowdy bunch of cadets all laughing and joking with each other, a stark contrast to the terrible news about Wall Maria you all received that morning.>The second table's inhabitants are quietly chatting and making polite conversation among themselves.>The third table consists of only 2 people, sitting in mortified silence, their faces painted with expressions of despair>Pick a table
>>41925817>The third table consists of only 2 people, sitting in mortified silence, their faces painted with expressions of despairWhat a lovely bunch of chums we're gonna have.
>>41925817>>The first table is the most lively, with a rowdy bunch of cadets all laughing and joking with each other, a stark contrast to the terrible news about Wall Maria you all received that morning.
>>41925817>>The first table is the most lively, with a rowdy bunch of cadets all laughing and joking with each other, a stark contrast to the terrible news about Wall Maria you all received that morning.Fuck being edgy, lets go get laid
Votes tallied, first table wins, writing now.
>>41925985Still here OP?
>>41926399op is kill
>>41926639I was only slightly killed! There was an emergency in the apartment next to mine and I had to go deal with it. I'm sorry guys, but it was very nearly a life or death matter.You take a seat at the table of three, well, four now. Your new companions each introduce themselves in turn. First there's a cocky guy with short blond hair and fair skin called Albert, seems like the daredevil type. Then there's a wildly laughing girl with hair that's a strange of mix of light brow and dark brown, and slightly tanned skin. She reminds you of the "Hyenas" in the books you read back home, and introduces herself as Ingrid. Finally, a slightly more composed young woman named Anne-Marie, with red hair tied back in two short twintails, and a small smattering of freckles on her cheeks. The the three of them are from Wall Sina, which goes some way to explain their rowdy demeanor. You sit and chat with them throughout lunch, even throwing out a few lame jokes you know. Before you know it, Lunchtime is over, but training doesn't begin until tommorow, so you have free time until lights out. Albert wants to go look around the training area, Anne-Marie wants to go for a light jog, and Ingrid is going to study the books she had on 3-dimensional Manuever Gear in order to be more prepared for training tomorrow.>Go looking around with Albert>Go for a jog with with Anne-Marie>Study for tomorrow with Ingrid
>>41927194>Go for a jog with with Anne-Marie
You and Anne-Marie head out for a jog around the barracks, keeping a steady pace as you circle the buildings again and again. "Refreshing, isn't it?" Anne-Marie calls back towards you as you lag behind slightly. "There's nothing like a nice jog to clear your head, am I right?" You can only nod in agreement, as your recent lack of nourishment means you're not in the best shape at the moment. After a while, the dinner bell is rung, and the two of you head back to the mess hall. You eat with Ingrid and Albert again, and as the dinner goes on, your merriment distracts the other tables, who politely ask you to be quiet. The four of you continue with slightly less vigor. You hit lights out straight after dinner, and proceed straight to your bunk, which is directly above Albert's. You drift off to sleep almost immediately after your head hits the pillow, dreaming about your family. You don't know if they survived the breach of Wall Maria, but if they have, they'll be able to get in contact within a few weeks. In your dreams, your entire immediate family appears in front of you.>What do you see? (Write in)
>>41927858>>What do you see? (Write in)I only see my sickly mother as I remember she's been dead for a long time.
Rolled 6 (1d6)In your dream, you see your mother appear in front of you, then fade away. You are the last of your family, left to fend for yourself. Rather than beg on the streets you have come here to fight for your survival, and fight you will. But for now, you need to learn to master the maneuvering gear. You wake up in the morning refreshed, and ready for today's 3DMG training. You quickly get dressed and head out. When you arrive, you see that the training area is lined with harnesses, which you'll be required to stay upright in if you want to have any chance at all of becoming a soldier. You take your place at one of the stations, and an officer assists you getting everything into place. Before he lets you go, he offers some parting words of advice. "Don't struggle, just work with it, and don't worry if it takes more exertion than you thought." With that, you are released and now must remain upright by angling your body and straining your muscles.>Roll percentile, final result will be best of 1d6 rolls, aiming low.
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>41928083
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>41928083>Roll percentile
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>41928083so best of...6 rolls right?
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>41928083
>>41928123>>41928161Yeah, sorry if I wasn't clear, I roll a d6 for how many rolls are valid, then you roll percentile.Low rolls are good, high rolls are bad.
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>41928180guess I should samefag some rolls then
>>41928196Well I doubt anything can top that initial 8. I'll stat writing.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>41928228>just in casewe also got a 100what are rules for critfails/successes?
Rolled 27 (1d100)And final roll
>>41928234Critfails can only occur when interacting with Titans.
>>41928248>critfails can only happen in a situation where failure = deathYou, I like you
As you are released, you feel the wires pulling on you, keeping you upright, as long as you stay steady. For a second you lurch backwards and almost tip over, but you extend your arms and balance yourself. After some time with the harness, you figure out another position that requires less effort to pull off. You feel like a natural at this. And hey, the Head Instructor isn't glaring at you like usual, so it looks like today is your day.The rest of the day is just standard training with the harness.And now we reach timeskip mode. I'll be cutting forward to a couple key points during your years of training, starting next post.Next Post Coming Shortly.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>41928330You're zipping through the forest on your 3DMG, part of a titan hunting practice exercise, light as a feather. Albert is somewhere around, Ingrid's definitely behind you, and Anne-Marie is leagues ahead. Right now all you're focusing on is locating titans and making sure you don't hit a tree. A tree... Oh, there's one. Wait a minute.Tree.TREE!>roll percentile to dodge, and also state how you're dealing with this exercise. Are you>Goofing off?>Staying serious?>Being playfully competitive?>(Write in)?
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>41928395>>Goofing off?Another 6 rolls, ok, this gun take a while...
Rolled 28 (1d100)And again
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>41928395>Staying Serious
>>41928395dice+1d100>Staying seriouscome on guys the source material says the instructors will cut the 3DMG lines just to fuck with the students.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>41928474I forgot how to dice
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>41928395extra roll because we seem a little low on heads.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>41928395>Staying serious
>>41928499You maybe low on heads but you've got good luck. Two sixes in a row AND your successful rolls have yet to be higher than 15. Anyway, that's a 12, so I'll start writing.
Rolled 6 (1d6)The tree is no match for your insane maneuvering skills, and instead of head-on colliding with it, you hook into its branches to swing up and around, breaking through the top of the forest. As you survey the trees below, you spot a wooden dummy titan to the right, and swing off in that direction. Rushing through the trees, you reach the clearing in record time and head towards the dummy. You've broken off from the others, so this is almost definitely your kill. There's no messing around today.>Percentile roll to kill the dummy
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>41928570CHOPPY TIME!
>>41928570Okay, apparently you guys are nigh invincible while using the 3DMG. That is 3 sixes in a row.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>41928570>QM keeps getting sixesHello Satan
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>41928570
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>41928570Another 6, nice. Time for a good roll.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>41928570
>>41928610And of course you nailed it. Successful rolls still haven't risen higher than 12. Unless the sixth roll is lower, I'll write with that.
>>41928610AND COOK HAS SAVED THE DAY!
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>41928570
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>41928570a screw it heres a sixth roll
>>41928642Please no praise. You'll all be so much more disappointed in me later when I crit fail.
>>41928655>>41928589Okay from now on I am not rolling>>41928656better than all of my rolls
You just coast alongside the dummy, spin your blades a little, and kill it without slowing down. You quickly swing away in search of more titan dummies. Later in the day you discover that you placed first in this exercise.Time skip in next post, you guys are doing way better than I expected.>>41928667C'mon anon, Roll. It won't hurt.Much.
You got a bit cocky and bragged about being able to take on three opponents at once. So now you're in the middle of hand to hand combat training facing off against Albert, Anne-Marie, and Ingrid. No one likes your chances, and you aren't too happy about them either. Still, gotta give this a shot, right?>Roll percentile for your opening gambit>How are you dealing with this? Are you>Goofing off?>Staying serious?>Being playfully competitive?>(write in)?
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>41928725Forgot this. If it is a six again, I don't know what I'll do.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>41928725>Staying SeriousI mean, we bragged, now we've gotta back it up right?
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>41928746heh, not a 6.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>41928725>>Goofing off?
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>41928725Well we gotta try to back up or words, after all can't fault a guy for trying.>Super Seriouswe just mouthed off and are about to get of shit shoved in.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>41928725
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>41928746you all suck at rolls
>>41928770Hope 30 is good enough.
>>41928770At last! Something above 15! This is the lowest of 5, so you get a roll of 30. I'll tally the demeanour votes and get to writing in about a minute.
>>41928809And forgot trip. Eh, at least it wasn't important.Goofing off wins.
>>41928725Plan of attack?We're from a frigging farm, agriculture builds muscles we may have a slight advantage here.Don't get surrounded, keep them in your line of sight, try and get one of them away from the others and whup them. The others should hesitate and will probably jumble up when trying to work together against a single opponent. Don't try to block strikes head on, deflect or dodge them. When we hit, hit hard. A jab to a persons bicep causes pain and temporary paralysis if done hard enough. A fist to the diaphragm or solar plexus can lay a man out. Remember, the only fair fight is the one you lose. This is a combat exercise, not a boxing match.
Rolled 3 (1d6)You mess around, and Albert manages to get some pretty good hits, getting you in the ribs three times. The wind is knocked out of you for a little while, but you're certainly not out yet. You recover, and prepare to use your secret technique on them. Surely this will be just the turnaround you need!>roll percentile for secret technique usage>>41928855Too late anon, you were caught goofing off!
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>41928879i do like rolling
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>41928879
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>41928879
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>41928879hopefully rolls follow the same theory as artillery and automatic weapons.Accuracy by saturation.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>41928879
>>41928903Not when I'm not getting sixes anymore, Rolls. I'm afraid the final result is this >>41928896 41!I guess it'd be pointless to make you a titan shifter, as you seem much more comfortable with the 3DMG. But we'll just have to see. Writing now!
>>41928933And here comes the hurt...
>>41928933I don't care if we are or not. This should be fairly interesting either way.
it was an honour questing with you gentlemenNow we die
>>41928970DON'T GO TRIPPING FLAGS ANON!!!!
You unleash the DEADLY SPINNING BLIND CRANE KICK! Whirling around midair, you aim for Albert. Your master technique will definitely be the clincher here! It doesn't connect, unfortunately, and you land back onto the ground. staggering a little. Albert lands another 3-hit combo to the ribs, then dances back as Anne-Marie steps forward, snaps her leg up, and kicks you in the jaw, in whatever the foot version of an uppercut is. But you've no time to ponder the proper terminology, as Ingrid moves in with a devastating roundhouse kick, knocking you on your back. Because of this incident, The nickname "Turtle" stuck with you throughout your trainee days.Alright, timeskipping in next post.Oh, and sorry I took a little longer than usual, I had to feed the puppy.
>>41929110It's okay, I'm watching the new rick and morty in the mean time.
Finally, you're at Graduation, after 5 years of grueling training. The top 10 Trainees were selected, and you're at number 2! Anne-Marie got first place, Albert 3rd, and Ingrid 4th. Together, the four of you were renowned throughout your division, and it seems it wasn't empty talk. You now have the choice of becoming a member of the Recon Corps, the Military Police, or the Garrison. So which of these illustrious branches do you choose?>The military police, available to only the elite, directly serving the King himself and protecting the peace with Wall Sina>The Garrison, maintaining and defending the mighty Walls that protect all of humanity>The Recon Corps, scouting out into Titan Lands, a beacon of hope for all humanity
>>41929209>>The Military Police, available to only the elite, directly serving the King himself and protecting the peace with Wall Sina...s-shut up.
>>41929209>The Recon Corps, scouting out into Titan Lands, a beacon of hope for all humanityGo big or go home.
>>41929209>Recon CorpsGotta wear the Wings of Liberty right?trying not to meta or spoil for those who haven't seen the anime or read the manga.
>>41929227Now see this is why I didn't want you to be so good at 3DMG. How am I supposed to crit fail you without any titans around?
>>41929253then why didn't you make us 11th Drill Sarn't?
>>41929209I guess recon corp. Should make for a faster pace game. Though I'll swing toward the MPs if it looks like the votes are headed that way.
Rolled 2 (1d6)You, Anne-Marie, Albert, and Ingrid all join the Survey Corps. The rest of the top 10 join the Military Police. Before you know it, you're being taught advanced formation tactics, receiving an awesome cloak and hood with the Recon Corps insignia, and learning to ride a horse. As you take your new equestrian companion out and practice going for a gallop, they start to buck.>Roll percentile for maintaining horse control, and name your horse.
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>41929421Ragnarok
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>41929421Rolling
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>41929421I DUB THEE SILVER!
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>41929431>>41929432these rolls
>>41929421I vote for Zeus because he knew how to handle a Titan.
>>41929469and now the horse is gonna get called Rolling Ragnarok on official paperwork while we just call him Zeus.Here in the States this is actually a thing, horses have a registered name and a given one. It's effing weird. It's probably done elsewhere too but I wouldn't know.
>>41929508I'm actually totally okay with that naming convention. Rolling Ragnarok sounds like an awesome name on it's own, but too clunky to use in the field all the time.
>>41929508Alright, going with this. You are barely shaken by Rolling Ragnarok's attempts to buck you off, and you quickly gain control. As you gallop him around the field, you realize how he easy he actually handles when he's not trying to knock off his rider. You spend the rest of the day mastering the basics of horseriding and then head off to bed. But not before you give Rolling Ragnarok his callsign of Zeus. The others shake their heads a little as you call him that, but what do they know? The next expedition outside the walls is in just a week, and you just know you're ready for it. The question is, are your friends?AoT Quest 1 END. Thanks for playing, Anons.
>>41929619Thanks for running, and don't forget to archive!
>>41929619Had fun with this, can't wait to see you again OP. Know when you'll be back?
>>41929638Probably same time next week.
>>41929619They're probably shaking their heads because we just nicknamed a Norse Horse, "Zeus".
>>41929655It rolls of the tongue better than Thor.
>>41929655Lore wise they probably think its just silly. The appearance of titans literally reset the calendar and forced humanity to the brink of extinction. That was in-universe 200 years ago, and information about the old world, or outside world is banned.
>>41929685You're not wrong, but we don't know what sorts of legends and myths they have, and we don't know what sort of naming mechanism they might use.
>>41929018Fuck that was visceral. I know the effects are corney and all, but I wasn't ready for just how viscous that first titan clusterfuck was.
>>41929743>viscousMeant to say vicious, but viscous works too
>>41929743Is it worth the watch then? I've been avoiding those live action shows.
>>41929785Depends on what mood you are in. For the most part it is melodramatic and plodding. It was just that first half hour that really got me though. It goes from teenage angst to bloody shitstorm. I mean, I knew I was going to watch titans eat people, but I guess I was used to the gory discretion shots that the anime does. The first titan kill is a slow-motion POV shot of you going upside down into a titans distended mouth. It then pans to an outsiders perspective as the bloke is crunched and two little titans giggle and fight over his leg. Have a watch and make up your own mind. Just be aware that it is a live-action adaptation and thus subject to being rather shit.
>>41929857Duly noted, thanks for the honest review.