>You are a villager girl named Ellen from a small village in the nation of Neir, on the continent of Teege. As a member of the local militia/guard, you were trained in swordplay. Your fighting style is best compared to the mercenary class, though you're officially considered a knight of Neir.>Since Ellen is separated from the main group, every other thread will focus on one of them until either Ellen reunites with the group or they stop having noteworthy things to do onscreen.>The questmasters are Octoling (myself), and Grandflaw. There's no particular rhyme or reason to who posts when, and sometimes one of us might not appear all.>Character Death is always a possibility (this is Fire Emblem after all), but your actions can very easily influence who lives and who dies.>Voting periods will last an average of ten to fifteen minutes, but this may be increased, decreased, or generally changed at any given moment based on voter turnout.>The previous thread is archived on suptg. A link to it (coupled with summary and a list of current allies) is pasted here: http://pastebin.com/tXbY3Cmu>An up-to-date link to all threads currently archived: http://pastebin.com/Q77ts75m
People are closing in. Tons of them.People you were expecting to have to dispatch earlier, that you had a bad feeling would be back for more.Leading the charge is Simon, the very same guard whose friends, Mina and Walter, you respectively let die and then killed. Some moment of weakness left you sparing him, and now you're in this situation in a dark underground tunnel. And he's destroyed your means of teleporting when you get aboveground."So Prince Lars wants to have us die so your escape is more realistic... Like hell any of us are taking that from scum like you! Our prince is shit, our warden was shit, but you, you're all the worst of the bunch! We'll kill your lot, leave you to die in a dark, terrible place like you deserve!"Two more lance-wielders approach behind him, and you know there are more to come from all sides.Your devil sword is out and ready. Katina actually sounds... afraid, and you can't imagine Quidel, Vaga, Victoria, or Bolse feels too good about this either. Bovis, you dunno.>A. Immediately attack Simon and co.>B. Stick close to your allies. You can't afford to rush out into the dark>C. Switch to your Steel Sword>D. Write-in
>>41997807>B. Stick close to your allies. You can't afford to rush out into the dark
>>41997807>>C. Switch to your Steel SwordDevil sword is our trump card. >D. Write-in"Bovis, would you please tell Bolse to protect his sister. Quidel, Yancy, and Victoria, dispatch any that get close to me, and Vaga, please watch my back.">A. Immediately attack Simon and co.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>41997957>>41997980
>>41997980"Bolse-er, Bovis, er, anyway. Keep Katina safe, alright?"Realizing that you probably shouldn't be using the Devil Sword haphazardly, you replace it with the Steel Sword from Willow's assistant."Quidel, Victoria, Yancy... All of you, really. Watch each other's backs, and don't let anyone kill me in particular. That's... not a selfishness thing so much as a 'we all know I'm the keystone of our manpower here' thing!"Contrary to your instructions, Katina has quickly gotten ahold of herself and joined Bovis in shielding Bolse from something as he signs away. Opposite Bolse's group, Vaga, Yancy, and Quidel are tearing through the guards that poured in from the way you came. Really, Victoria seems to be the only one actually supporting you in particular, but the situation is... Hectic.Simon has taken to chucking a spear at you as his allies approach you directly. You're not even certain how he keeps getting more, but you don't feel like asking.Instead, you decide to cut the nonsense and plow through his buddies, stopping his hand from burying a spear in your face by liberating it from his arm.He simply looks at it in shock, perhaps deliberately... Doing nothing.>A. Make extra certain that he dies>B. He's not going anywhere he can make trouble. Worry about someone else>C. Call for Victoria to finish him off and move on>D. Switch to your Devil Sword>E. Write-in
>>41998221>C. Call for Victoria to finish him off and move on>D. Switch to your Devil Sword
>>41998276>>D. Switch to your Devil Sword I'm with you. Sometimes you gotta use the power-up that you've been saving up for a necessary moment. Moping up any mook that's getting in our way is what I would also call a special moment.
>>41998221>A. Make extra certain that he diesGuys devil sword is a bad idea right now.
>>41998276>>41998322We're doing fine so far and you guys want to use a weapon that can injure us against a bloody horde of enemies? Can't you see how bad of an idea that is?
>>41998276>>41998322>>41998453You... still really don't want to kill this guy, but you understand how problematic his life will be for your own. You simply signal to Victoria for her to do the deed, switching back to your Devil Sword as you cut down the two who approached with him. They don't last very long at all, and further guards are hesitant to run right into your sword.Someone with a bow means to do it for them when you're distracted, but Victoria manages to intercept them without much trouble.On Bolse's path, you find about a half-dozen skeletal warriors charging at or firing at the enemies along that path."I don't hear any more coming from this path, boss," Vaga says, reverting to form after he throws a screaming guard and her axe into the wave being accosted by undead.>A. Change of plans: we're turning around and going to Gravern>B. Stay here, keep fighting. You can't let a single one of these guards leave knowing what Simon told them>C. Try to push through with waves of undead>D. Write-in
>>41998501>>B. Stay here, keep fighting. You can't let a single one of these guards leave knowing what Simon told them>>C. Try to push through with waves of undead
>>41998501>Switch back to your steelsword>B. Stay here, keep fighting. You can't let a single one of these guards leave knowing what Simon told them>>41998508Oh jee you really are trying to sabotage us, big shocker there.
>>41998518This>>41998523No I'm not.
>>41998523>> Switch back to your steelswordAdd this write-in to this one >>41998518
>>41998550>No I'm not.>Posts a troll mocking face on an image board>I'm totally not trollnig guys!Yeah sure.
>>41998580Hey. I thought it was a good idea at the time, but now that we have a skeleton army, we don't need it out any more!
>>41998599>a good idea at the time...A sword that has a high percent of damaging us when we attack an enemy...And we're fighting a horde of enemies?And you thoguht it was a good idea to use it? Please tell me you see how bad an idea that was.
>>41998616Killing them quicker for one thing. And getting out of the tunnel before more reinforcements are brought in for another. I'm not much of a fan of saving up that special weapon or attack for an "OH SHIT" moment, since you could potentially be saving it all the way up to the final boss and still not using it at that moment either. Otherwise, look at the shrugging image, anon.
>>41998692So you'd risk having the whole thing crumble down on us just to kill some mooks faster when we're having no problem killing them? Jesus christ anon!
>>41998561>>41998518>>41998550That felt... You could certainly feel the uncertainty and fear of swinging the Devil Sword, the satisfaction of seeing it hurt the right people, but... This is a dangerous game to be running and you know that. You quickly return to plain old steel."Well, if no one else is coming from that direction, then help us through here! Bolse, try to get your bonewalkers to stir up trouble!"Bovis conveys the message and the skeletons abandon formation to, in the layperson's terms, go apeshit on the two paths remaining.You cross swords with another random guard, who starts talking to you mid-fight."And here I thought anyone who would kill Captain Willow couldn't be all that bad... You're a savage, you know that?">A. You take offense to that>B. Retort (specify)>C. You don't have time for banterAnd, of course, actions.>D. Overpower your opponent>E. Break away and then push back in>F. Someone else will off her while you're distracting her>G. Write-in
>>41998717>C. You don't have time for banter>D. Overpower your opponent
>>41998717>A. You take offense to that>D. Overpower your opponent
That other anon leave?
>>41998840Second or first anon, Only two votes.
>>41998856Well, do we really need a third or forth vote? I like those options.
>>41998896....They are not mutually exclusive anon, One is no banter and one is.
>>41998730>>41998741You decide to save indulging her clear banter-bait for until she's dying anyway, quickly overpowering the weirdly versatilely-equipped guard with sheer force, pushing her to the ground.Without pausing, you start to approach her, saying, "I take offense to that, you know. I'm Tarvosian!"She quickly reaches behind her back as she rests against a wall, withdrawing some sort of tome and flipping it open as you step forward, "funny, you look more like the charred remains of a pirate!">A. Attack, quickly!>B. Get out of her way!>C. Stand there and question what she means>D. Write-in
>>41998936>A. Attack, quickly!Ellen is no coward in the face of danger.
>>41998936>>B. Get out of her way!
>>41999046We're already quite close to her anon, We won't be able to dodge in time, It's best to try and chop her head off as quick as possible or interrupt her casting.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>41998951>>41999046
>>41999107You aren't fazed by this gesture. You don't even flinch, and your assailant doesn't get to actually cast, considering the fact that you never once stopped your approach. She must've thought you would back off when she broke out the magic, but instead the book simply falls out of her hands, becoming uselessly covered in the mage fighter's blood."And here I thought I'd gotten out of that life... Tell me, who the hell-" Your opponent succumbs to her own wounds before she can even finish her question, and you're already onto the next guards.>A. Head out on your own, try to sneak around and wreak havoc on the largest group's back>B. Stay close to the others>C. Run in on your own with the bonewalkers>D. Write-in
>>41999226>B. Stay close to the othersNever split the party.
>>41999226>>B. Stay close to the others
>>41999250>>41999276"I didn't even know they'd have mage fighters down here... What was it she was talking about, anyway?" Quidel asks, firing an arrow behind you as you fall back a bit."No clue, don't feel like thinking about it." You save a skeleton from a guy with an axe, Vaga transformed and hitting another person."Regardless, this means you all need to be careful. Why only have ONE mage fighter?"Almost instantaneously after saying that, Bovis' head gets hit by a fireball, and a fellow dressed similarly to your recent opponent comes swinging at him. This... ends predictably.>A. Ask if Bovis is alright>B. Of course he's alright. Stay on task>C. Go down the newly seemingly-empty hall in case someone's planning on sneaking around>D. Write-in
>>41999471>A. Ask if Bovis is alright
>>41999471>>A. Ask if Bovis is alright
>>41999490>>41999521"Er... Bovis, are you alright?"His mask is on fire and he isn't really acknowledging it, instead being focused on watching for more opponents.Bolse actually has to speak up to get Bovis' attention (he's turned away from the entire group, facing the incoming enemies), clearing his throat and saying, "uh, you... Don't need to keep wearing it if it's on fire."Signing what you presume is something along the lines of "understood," he unflinchingly tears off the burning facial covering, facing a terrified guard that's running away and tossing it at them.Eventually, they stop running."Er, Boss, I hear more of suicidal idiots coming in from the cell block path. Four or five of them, I think," Vaga says. "Want me to take care of them, or do you wanna help keep the heat off the rest?"You're fairly certain the "boss" thing is facetious, as an aside.>A. He can handle it>B. You'll come along>C. You thought he said no more were coming from that way!>D. Write-in?
>>41999720Shit, that is... the wrong image entirely.It was supposed to be the garou picture and I'm genuinely not sure how I messed it up.
>>41999720>B. You'll come alongStrength in numbers.
>>41999720>>B. You'll come along
>>41999753>>41999764"Uh, yeah, sure."You and Vaga hurry back towards the cell block entrance. While running, you turn your head and ask, "boss?""I fight like you needed something more... intimidating-sounding to go by," he says, smirking cheekily.>A. You actually kind of like it>B. Tell him to stop using it>C. You don't actually care>D. Write-in
>>41999903*felt like, not fight likeI am just on a ROLL with these glaring mistakes
>>41999903>C. You don't actually care>Jokingly "why not call me the butcher of Tarvos valley?"
>>41999903>A. You actually kind of like it
>>41999903>C. You don't actually care>D. Write-inI didn't even know that I had a reputation before all of this, but when we escape from this hell-hole I think my name enough will intimidate whoever crosses me.
>>41999972>>42000040These fit well together
>>41999972>>42000029>>42000040"Uh... Sure.""Not even a cursory 'don't do that?""Well, if you really want a reaction," you jest, "why not give me some sort of name like 'the butcher of Tarvos Valley?'""Now, now, that's far too... over-the-top a name for someone so infatuating." And then, seconds of unamused silence later, he chortles out a "hey, I wasn't being serious.""Yeah, I figured. Anyway, I think after I get out of here my real name should be more than enough to intimidate.""That's only assuming any of the guards survive."Your banter is interrupted by your stumbling upon the people Vaga must've heard. They seem to be a blond man in red armor, sporting a blue cape, a very large fellow (taller than you, perhaps, but it's hard to say from a slight distance) that appears to be clad in magenta, right down to a feather in his ear, dark hair styled and curled forward, and a darker-skinned girl with an axe at her side, sporting a red bandanna.>A. Attack! (specify who)>B. Say something (specify)>C. Let Vaga take the lead>D. Turn back!>E. Write-in
>>42000232>B. Say something>Don't suppose there's a way to avoid slaughtering each other is there?
>>42000255Would be nice if they just let us go and be on our way, right?
>>42000346Was thinking on them joining us actually, They look like named characters.
>>42000374I dunno, man. We killed so many already. We... killed so many...
>>42000489I regret nothing and i bet neither does Ellen, She doesn't seem like the kind to focus on the past or regret her actions, Plus we've technically been fighting in self defense only.
>>42000255"I... don't suppose we can get out of this without a fight, can we?"The blond sage, apparently the leader of the group, responds, "that depends entirely... What have you done with the prisoners?"Now Vaga speaks up, "you're looking at them, pretty boy. And if you wanna get through the rest fighting way over there, I'm afraid I won't be terribly interested in letting you pass."The blond sighs, "I... assume that means you're not one of the guards.""I... think that was kind of obvious, buddy.""Well, yes, Bryce, but it's not like people can't try to fool us."Behind you, a voice softly says, "their story checks out. It looks like sir Bolse and lady Katina are that way, fighting through guards with-"This naturally startles the shit out of you both, turning around to see a woman in thieflike robes, an assortment of lighter weapons presumably hidden beneath."They got to his sister, too?! Gods, we've been on this case for so long we've missed important details."The axe-wielding girl asks, "...can we just go? We still have a job to do."Blondie nods, turning around, "er, Devon, it's safe."From further back, a plain-looking girl with brown hair tied to one side steps out, holding a staff in one hand and a little redheaded girl's hand in the other.>A. Say something (specify)>B. There'll be time for introductions later. Just show these people the way>C. I don't trust your lot>D. Write-in
>>42000551>What job might that be? can't take any risks right now as I'm sure you understand.
>>42000551>D. Write-inI don't know what you do know, but I can assure you that your assumptions is wrong, and it's too bad we don't have enough time to go over the little details. >>42000583>What job might that be? can't take any risks right now as I'm sure you understand.Who are you people. --------------Do the names Bryce and Devon ring any one's bell?
>>42000631>Do the names Bryce and Devon ring any one's bell?Uh who again?
>>42000583>>42000631"And... what might that job be? Sorry if I'm drawing this out, but if you're assassins or cleanup crew or something... Gah, we really don't have time to be splitting hairs! Every single guard in this place is hell-bent on killing us, so if you're friendly, go on and help us!""May we?" The pompadoured fellow, Bryce apparently, asks.The little girl says, "I'm... getting really tired. Can someone carry me?""I'll do you one better, princess!" Bryce then proceeds to run his hands along his hair, striking a pose. Some sort of... odd, discordant noise that you THINK is supposed to be vaguely musical fills the air around you, and everyone feels... Reinvigorated.Devon, apparently, says, "you feeling better?"The girl nods and grins, "let's get out of here!">A. Lead the way>B. What the hell was that>C. Write-in
>>42000766>A. Lead the way>Wait princess....She Lar's?
>>42000766>>B. What the hell was that>C. Write-in"I don't even understand what happened, and how you found us, but I hope you're Corneria's people, since it sounds like you're interested in her children."
>>42000766>A. Lead the way>B. What the hell was that
>>42000796>>42000845You lead the way, asking the little girl, "princess... Wait, are you Lars' sister?""What? No way! Paula's like... ten! I'm this many!" She raises up five fingers, then spends the rest of the time walking looking intently at your right hand's lack of five fingers."You're sent by General Corneria, then?"Bryce nods, "put us to work awhile ago, but it took a lot more effort and kid-saving to save her kid than we'd expected.""Right, right... What the hell was that, though? I mean, whatever... whatever you did?""A bard can throw his magic around in any musical way. I just decided to throw a bit more magic into it, really make my stuff unique, show off my hair in the process."Up ahead, you hear Yancy say, "sounds like far more than four feet... Maybe they've died?""No, they wouldn't... Not after we've come this far, Ellen wouldn't," Victoria adds.Vaga stops everyone in your current group, turning and saying, "maybe we should go on ahead first, let 'em know you're cool."The blond guy nods. "Right, right, wise decision.">A. Accompany Vaga>B. Let him handle it while you talk to one of these people (specify)>C. Write-in?
>>42000960>A. Accompany Vaga
>>42000960>>A. Accompany Vaga
>>42000984>>42001037Leading the way with your wolf companion, your voice reassures your friends, "we're fine, we're fine. The people who were heading this way were friendly."Yancy replies, "Miles and his group, I presume? To think they would have the gall to travel through Gravern's courtyard...""Miles... actually came?" Victoria actually sounds a bit surprised.Bovis is still standing close to Bolse, looking forward and holding a torch as the latter tries to figure out how to unsummon undead. Ultimately, he just gives up. Until they die, three bonewalkers are traveling with the party."Hey, you six, it's safe to come through!"The newcomers do so, with many a shocked glance being exchanged."D-duchess Victoria? You're alive?" Miles-you assume that's who the blond is now-stammers out, Devon looking similarly surprised after Miles puts the name to the face."I'm... I never thought I would see anyone from Noba ever a-" she eyes the axe-wielder. "Laurina, right? When did you end up with the Great Miles Mercenaries?""When did you start looking your personality?" The harshness of the comment is mitigated by an oddly... happy tone."I haven't seen you since you abandoned me to run off with some cavaliers.""Yeah, that... didn't work out. I met these guys through them, though.""THAT Laurina, hmm?" Yancy chuckles a bit, "I thought I'd recognized your name when your lot was brought in by the Mage General.""Um... hi." Laurina doesn't seem certain if she's supposed to remember who this is.>A. Stay silent>B. Say something (write-in)>C. Can we get going before someone ELSE follows us?!
>>42001227>A. Stay silent
>>42001227>Friends of Biff and Byron, Nice to meet you i suppose, But we should be leaving before more guards come.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>42001245>>42001275
>>42001372I got here from my walk a little too late. Oh well.
>>42001366You stay silent and let this play out."Right, right, though, since none of you besides Yancy and Victoria have met us, I probably ought to do a real introduction. My name is Miles, and this is my fiancee, Devon. The bard is Bryce, the quiet girl who keeps sneaking behind you is Asra, and this is Laurina.""And I'm princess Kia," the little girl says, "my sister Eva sent these people to save me from our grandpa, then told them where to find this place. She says he's a bad man, but won't tell me why!" And now she's just back to looking at your hand. With a tactlessness only a child could have, she says, "why don't you have all your fingers?">A. Answer truthfully, in excruciating detail>B. Sugarcoat the truth. She's five. (specification preferred but not required)>C. Just glance passive-aggressively at Bolse>D. Ignore her and start another round of introductions
>>42001463>D. Ignore her and start another round of introductions
>>42001463>C. Just glance passive-aggressively at Bolse
>>42001463>C. Just glance passive-aggressively at Bolse>D. Ignore her and start another round of introductions
>>42001463>>A. Answer truthfully, in excruciating detail!Man. You guys hate little kids.
>>42001515>>B. Sugarcoat the truth. She's five. (specification preferred but not required)I meant this one. Not A.
>>42001531Jee Ellen doesn't like kids, Who coulda thought that!
>>42001463>B. Sugarcoat the truth. She's five. (specification preferred but not required)
>>42001478>>42001486>>42001496You simply glance passive-aggressively at the deaf kid who doesn't know what's being discussed, saying as you turn, "anyway, I'm Ellen, and this is Bo-"You blink as you look at Bovis, having recently tossed his mask out of necessity. No, it couldn't be. Your eyes are playing tricks on you. "A-and that's... Bovis. He's a Deadlord, but he's actually friendly.""Cool..!"Noticing you slow down on the "introduction" track, Vaga picks up the pace, "Vaga, Quidel, Katina, Victoria, expendable skeleton trio. The one she called 'Bo' is actually called Bolse.""Urgh... What have they done to his ears?" Miles asks, before adding, "wait, don't tell me until the princess can't hear it.""You still didn't tell me why you don't have ten!" Kia says to you, shaking you out of your silence by running her fingers along the former locations of your right ring and pinky fingers.Devon chastises Kia, "that's very rude.">A. Excruciating truth>B. A less-horrifying version of truth>C. Continue not answering>D. Blatant lies (write-in)
>>42001619>>B. A less-horrifying version of truth
>>42001619>A. Excruciating truth
>>42001619>B. A less-horrifying version of truthDon't traumatize her, atleast.
>>42001619>A. Excruciating truthEllen doesn't mince her words.
>>42001619>B. A less-horrifying version of truth
>>42001645Going with this.
>>42001693Then vote for it instead of saying "Going with this.", Otherwise you are probably samefagging.
>>42001619So wait, what did she notice about Bovis that made her trip up in speaking?
>>42001619Deleting old vote here>>42001652And changing to>A. Excruciating truth
>>42001711I count seven votes. Someone is absolutely doing that.
>>42001742As said it's probably>>42001693this guy.
>>42001769Check my IP and the posts coming from IP. It's not me.
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>42001769In light of this probable voter fraud, I'll act as though the votes are tied and just do another roll.
>>42001787Wow really? You let the samefag win the vote? Not cool Octo.
>>42001778>What is an IP changer.
>>42001803Man, it'd have been a tie even without samefsgging, chill.
I mostly avoid FE quests because I usually dislike them, but Ive been reading the archive and find this one pretty enjoyable.Thanks for running, back to the archives
>>42001848You should participate when you get done binging mate!
>>42001859If it's still up. I'm only on 13 and phones suck for these types of things
>>42001787You explain that you were fighting dracozombies alongside prince Garrus when one of them bit it off after you'd already defeated it. You don't go into further detail than that, but Quidel nods, saying, "yeah, I was there too.""Whoa... So are you a hero, going around slaying monsters for the heart of a fair prince?">A. Humor her imagination. Say yes>B. No, no, nothing like that>C. Fighting's really not anything romantic or epic>D. Where did you get an idea like that>E. Write-in
>>42001900>C. Fighting's really not anything romantic or epic>D. Where did you get an idea like that
>>42001900>>C. Fighting's really not anything romantic or epic.
>>42001895You could always go over the pastebin summaries and go back for details later if you feel like it.
>>42001900>C. Fighting's really not anything romantic or epic
>>42001918Octo bad idea, Then we get people voting for OOC stuff quite a bit.
>>42001900>D. Where did you get an idea like that>C. Fighting's really not anything romantic or epic
>>42001948Then what's the point of the summaries then?
>>42001974If you missed a thread or two.
>>42001912>>42001916>>42001927>>42001966"What? No, it's... really not very romantic to fight. Where did you get that idea, though?""My sister talks about prince Garrus all the time like that, and she hasn't even met him, so he must be super beautiful. I think she just ran away to try to marry him or something, but she said it's not about that.""Are you sure it didn't have to do with your grandfather locking you away? Seems a bit bigger a deal than chasing some far-off prince you've just only heard is a nice guy," Vaga says."Big sisters are weird.""You're telling me, princess."Your party walks awhile longer, every once in awhile Bryce reinvigorating you with that weird trick of his. It's still a ways to Traban Outpost, but you seem to have taken care of everyone who could possibly know you're here.>A. Talk to someone (specify)>B. Go on ahead>C. Fall back and keep watch just in case>D. Just quietly stick with the group>E. Write-in
>>42002076>A. Talk to someone (specify)More bantz with Vaga
>>42002076>>A. Talk to someone (specify)VictoriaEven if it was indirectly, Miles did come through... in a way.
>>42002076>C. Fall back and keep watch just in caseGotta keep watch til we're safe.
>>42002076>>C. Fall back and keep watch just in case
>>42002127>>42002137You, Vaga, and Victoria ultimately share the idea of keeping watch from behind. It's not like it's an impossibility that you'll be followed just because the guards have been slain down to the last man.Further behind you just slightly are the skeletons. On them, Vaga says, "they seem... nice."Is he remembering that time bonewalker bones faded before he could chew on them?>A. Say something to Vaga (specify)>B. Say something to Victoria (specify)>C. Address both of them (specify)>D. Catch back up with the main group>E. Talk to the skeletons..?>F. Write-in
>>42002221>>C. Address both of them (specify)What are you guys going to do once we get back?
>>42002266Actually, I may have to take this back since it may lead them to a death flag.
>>42002221>C. Address both of themTo Vaga sarcastically : "I'm sure if you asked Bolse nicely he'll let you chew on one Vaga">Chat with Victoria about our past adventures during our time with the prince and everryone else.
Change this >>42002266 to this one >>42002289 please.
>>42002221>>E. Talk to the skeletons..?
>>42002289>>42002317"I'm sure if you asked Bolse nicely, he'd let you chew on one of them.""Listen here, boss... That... actually doesn't sound like a bad idea."He runs off ahead. Snickering with Victoria, you turn to face each other, sharing some stories about your respective lives. Victoria still doesn't want to dwell on the most turbulent portion of her life just yet, but she still shares a story about her time before losing her throne. She actually brings up a humorous anecdote about how she was actually betrothed to Miles, though they barely knew each other even when they were both in positions of importance in the same country, and how she'd actually sort of forgotten who that was supposed to be by the time she'd heard that Duke Kilos had cast his son away for... well, you've met Devon. She stops herself when she catches herself musing about how different things might have been "if only she'd been set up with Lord Phineas," not wanting to make herself sad. What tales do you share?>A. Something about your early childhood>B. Something about the time leading up to the first part of this quest>C. A tale from your travels in Neir>D. A tale from your travels in Heim>E. Write-in?
>>42002462>C. A tale from your travels in Neir
>>42002462>>B. Something about the time leading up to the first part of this quest
>>42002462>>42002483>>42002501This I guess
>>42002483>>42002501>>42002640You decide to share a tale from your time traveling around the Johan region of Neir after Orsin Village fell. Namely, you tell the story of your victory over Tabat, and how in that moment, you... You very briefly felt what Princess Kia meant, about battles being this beautiful thing. You'd been at the forefront of the destruction of a very dangerous organization.Yet... with what you saw just a little while ago, you can't fairly say that your friend was avenged, even when disregarding Stefyn having been the one to do the deed."And why's that, Ellen? Go on, please kill the mood.""Have you gotten a good look at Bovis? Well, I guess you wouldn't know what he looked like anyway...""Oh, I... I see. And you're... certain this Bovis, he's...""I couldn't believe it at a first glance, but... I've known Lambert all my life. Bovis is... was... him.""And considering what I've heard him say about Equus... Are our destinies so intertwined that we've both had such close loves lose their eternal rest to this foul strain of necromancy?">A. Not in the way you're thinking of>B. You suppose so>C. Ask what Lord Phineas was like>D. Write-in?
>>42002723>A. Not in the way you're thinking of>I will not forgive or forget though for what has happened.
>>42002723>>C. Ask what Lord Phineas was like
>>42002778>>42002831"Well, er, not in the way you're thinking of," you say, expressing your discomfort with the idea, "we've been raised together since before I can remember. My father died and my mom was taken away by... Koblenz thought it was bandits, but point is he raised me and his son together. Lambert was my brother, more than anything else. Still, though, I... get what you mean, and whoever forced Bolse to do this... I can't ever forgive them, no matter who they are.""You're very resolute. It reminds me very much of Lord Phineas.""What was he like?""Oh, he was... Normally, the reputation of a noble far exaggerates who they are, but... he was an empathetic, passionate soul. Didn't have much of a mind for politics, so he was going to abdicate his birthright to his younger sister anyway, but if any man was so genuine as him, let alone in his position, I... can't say I've ever met them.""And his sister?""She's... also nice. More pragmatic, he always said she had a better understanding of consequence. The best way to put it is that she is the leader to his champion."Vaga returns after this, actually picking up and chewing on one of the bonewalkers' arms. It doesn't really react much to this, since it wasn't using that one for swinging a sword around anyway.>A. Keep talking to Victoria (specify)>B. Say something to Vaga (specify)>C. Catch up with the rest of the group>D. Say something to both of them>E. Write-inSorry this one took awhile longer. My internet crapped out there.
>>42003071>B. Say something to Vaga>"You do know i was being sarcastic right...."
>>42003111"I... wasn't being serious, Vaga."He takes the bone out of his mouth. "Oh, I know. It was just something I've been curious about." Vaga just sort of lets go of the bone where it once hovered unconnected from the rest of the bones, where it just sort of... Returns to being in place, but with slight amounts of saliva glistening from it for a little while. Finally, he adds, "it actually tastes awful when you actually try to savor it."After awhile, you catch up to Miles and the rest. In front of them is a set of stairs and a locked trapdoor, the latter of which Asra is already working at. "I got it..."Miles tells the group, "alright, now, if what Princess Eva told us is true, this comes out just outside of Traban Outpost's own temporary holding cells. Asra, I'm counting on you to scout ahead, return to us with ideas of who's where. We'll come after you if you're gone for longer than an hour."Asra nods and slowly slips her way out.>A. Stay quiet (skip ahead to either Asra's return or an hour)>B. Talk to someone?
>>42003281>B. Talk to someoneAsk Bolse discreetly who ordered him to make Lambert a deadlord.
>>42003281At some point before whatever happens, Miles says "Detention center, that's the term I was looking for."
>>42003281>>A. Stay quiet (skip ahead to either Asra's return or an hour)
>>42003281>>B. Talk to someone?Wait... I'm curious now. If Mimon...err... Prince Lars said that his Grandfather didn't know that Katina was here, how would Princess Eva possibly know about Katina at Aum?
>>42003346Did I ever indicate that she did? I thought it was clear that it was news to most people that she was captured.Bolse was the one that people knew about.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>42003334>>42003313Since the dubiously-applicable question also didn't really specify someone to speak to, I think it's safe to only involve these two in the roll.
>>42003383Okay. Yeah. It makes sense now. I had to reread a few posts, but yeah. They came here to save Bolse, and Katina was just an added bonus of rescuing.
>>42003424Asra returns after... you weren't keeping track of time yourself, but no one really said much aside from Miles' detention center comment. Kia actually got tired again and fell asleep, and is now being carried around by the big bard, Bryce.Devon asks, "How's it looking?"Asra responds, "even better than expected. A mercenary on the edge of town claims that Princess Eva told him about the underground tunnel here, and that we would probably be coming through soon. He is accompanied by... six garou, all women. They claim that they followed another garou here, but didn't feel safe taking action until someone who knew where to go came by."Quidel snickers, "oh my gods they actually came.""Hey, I never doubted my hunnies would really try for me!" Vaga brags, before saying, "did I worry that they wouldn't survive? Maybe. But I had faith in them!"Laurina just gives nobody in particular a look of slight exasperation with her new acquaintance. Katina looks at Vaga as though he's the coolest of things, perhaps having already moved onto a new childish infatuation.>A. So what's the plan>B. A mercenary?>C. Stay quiet>D. Say/do something else (write-in)
>>42003531>B. A mercenary?>A. So what's the plan
>>42003531>>B. A mercenary?>>D. Say/do something else (write-in)@Vaga: Think they'll be enough of a witness to prove your innocence? Well, besides us, but I'd doubt they'll listen to Tarvoian humans.
>>42003573>@Vaga: Think they'll be enough of a witness to prove your innocence? Well, besides us, but I'd doubt they'll listen to Tarvoian humans.Metagaming much? We don't know he's been acused of being guilty.
>>42003602He told Ellen and co. that he'd been framed/run out of town as soon as he appeared in Aum.
>>42003602Who? I know Garrus and the others will or are you talking about the tribe?
>>42003653I don't have to defend my post to you. I'd rather mute your obnoxious opinionated remarks, but I can't, so I have to ignore them. You got me with this post, but I will say that I'm going to avoid you at all costs.
>>42003674And if you are not this anon >>42003602, my bad. This >>42003674 wasn't directed to you.
>>42003687Not that anon but the only way to "Avoid" him is by leaving the thread since it's the internet.
>>42003708I'm not going to let him ruin my fun. I'm going to ignore the fucker and move on.
>>42003674>>42003653what the actual fuck is even going on
>>42003725Anon is throwing a temper tantrum.
>>42003733ah yes quests' propensity for attracting cry-babies is quite remarkable. I had forgotten.
>>42003745Sadly this is the truth.
>>42003556>>42003573"Do you think these 'hunnies' will be able to vouch for you back home if you confront Ahua and Canis? I mean, they're not going to listen to Tarvosians, so it'd be up to them to...""Sadly, I figure that they've all been turned into pariahs for following me. I mean, maybe we can seek asylum in Rakche, but... Gods, I hope King Drasma doesn't buy a word of what she's said."Moving on, you ask Asra about this mercenary."He says that Princess Eva figured that someone actually from Dain would be best-suited for getting people from there, and that he was 'probably going to head this way anyway after his business with the prince was done.'" That sounds like... Bah, you'll be able to confirm your suspicions in a moment's time. For now, you ask another important question: what's the plan?It's a fairly simple trick involving the bonewalkers, having them, effectively, dance their way through town and distract as many people as possible. Well, the actual plan was a bit more nuanced than that, but it made things significantly easier.True to your suspicions as you get out of Traban Outpost, the mercenary sent by Eva was none other than your mentor."The Great Miles are earlier than the princess said they would be. I figure that's your doing?">A. Yeah mostly me>B. It was a group effort>C. Ask why he's here>D. I killed your childhood friend's mother>E. Write-in
>>42003757>>B. It was a group effort>D. I killed your childhood friend's mother
>>42003757>B. It was a group effort>D. I killed your childhood friend's mother>Highfive!
>>42003757>>B. It was a group effort>>D. I killed your childhood friend's mother
>>42003757I'm pretty impressed with Riga. She knows shit is going down, and she's sending the right people to help her.
>>42003771>>42003788>>42003791"Well, it was a group effort, but I guess I sort of... kickstarted things by killing Captain Willow. Shit, you said that she was your friend's mom, didn't you?""He'll be more steamed about it than me, I guess. Even though he recognized that his mother was one of the worst human beings he'd ever met, he'd always loved her dearly, even back then. He's the same way about his brothers, but I don't think that they ever became outright war criminals after leaving the nest.""This is the... second time I've killed someone you knew really well after we parted ways, isn't it?"Gorman actually finds this somewhat amusing, considering the nature of both people involved. "I suppose it is. Guess I can't think about settling down until you're six feet under, hmm?"Bovis walks by with Bolse, helping set up several tents after the party has gotten a significant enough distance away from Traban Outpost."Was that just Lambert?">A. Yes>B. Not anymore>C. Write-in?
>>42003890>>B. Not anymore>C. Write-in?"I'm not sure if he even remembers us."
>>42003938Second deleting old vote here>>42003927
>>42003890>>A. Yes>>B. Not anymore
>>42003938>>42003957"Well, er, not anymore. Same deal as Vale. I don't even know if he remembers who we are, but... I think his dad is Mus, too.""And Mus disappeared after the raid on the temple... Probably scurried back to Gravern or something.""Oh, yeah, how did that go?""...poorly. The mission was a success, a deadlord was slain, and Simia and the Vautou could very well ally with the Mage General one day, but it still went poorly."From there, you, Quidel, and the rest of the party are filled in on the tragic passing of King Drasma, and the even more potentially tragic passing-of-the-torch that was Khozen flying off with the Staff of Katri. He also mentions that Tigris was Tabat."Oh. Did you... get to kill him yourself like you said you wanted to?""Oh, no, Stefyn did.">A. Get upset>B. Laugh>C. Dead silence>D. Write-in
>>42004004>C. Dead silence
>>42004004>>D. Write-in"Funny. He killed the very person who saved him from the wildlife. I don't like necromancy one bit. This magic causes a never-ending cascade of tragedies."
>>42004022>>42004057For awhile you're just... silent. Then, you find yourself saying, "so now he's killed the very same guy who saved his life in the mountains."Quidel of all people says, "er, I think you're being a bit unfairly vindict-""Let me finish, Quidel. I was saying that... Really, I don't like necromancy at all, even when I can just wear a ring not to be made sick by it. It's just... caused a constant string of tragedies. Hell, Tabat only became what he did after they used his daughter for it. Absolutely not excusing the bastard for it, but..."One of Vaga's lady friends asks if that's what Chief Loba became, to which he can only solemnly nod."That paladin by the name of Equus, the one I'd seen wandering Gravern Keep aimlessly... Was that what was done to Phineas?" Miles clenches his fists, "and my father just... let it happen. He just... let Malva happen."Devon, sitting by him, takes his hand and smiles, saying, "you'll get your birthright back, Miles. You've done so much good, proven yourself so many times over... Maybe if we were to return with the lance Dandev, bring it to Duke Philemon over in Phile, along with news of the Great Miles Company's other actions...""Hey, Victoria, feel like heading back to... sort-of home?"Victoria pauses for a moment, "I... promised not to leave Ellen's side for as long as she would have me. I cannot return yet.">A. Oh well damn>B. Encourage her to return to Noba>C. Let this conversation play out before responding>D. Write-in
>>42004212>C. Let this conversation play out before respondingI really like her but it's her choice.
I miss Zoe.
>>42004346I miss being in the main party together with everyone.
>>42004227Bryce asks again after that, saying, "you've known her for... how many days has she been in Aum?""One, I think..? Time feels weird when you're stuck underground."Gorman responds helpfully, "it's been four.""Anyway," Bryce continues, "she's a big girl, Victoria. A knight, if I heard correctly. You can see her again some time in the future, I'm sure."Miles responds to Bryce by saying, "Bryce, you know that soon, if not already, there'll be plenty of heat on us in Dain, we can't risk traveling inland all the way to Noba. If we want to get there fast, we're going to have to call in that favor from the Dories to travel through Ulir, and even then we'll need someone else to deliver Bolse, Katina, and princess Kia East.""Hey, we have reason to head East," Vaga says, "you guys can do what you like. Just try to repay the favor whenever things get heavy in the near future."Yancy nods, adding, "I would bring the twins to Elza Oasis anyway, you don't even need to ask."Bryce fiddles with the feather in his ear, "anyway, we're sort of breaking the point here. Victoria, will you come with us, even knowing we'll have to go through pirate hell to get to Noba any time soon?"Victoria pauses again, "I would like to, but... There's few ways that I can still be called an honorable woman, and I hope to preserve my word at the damn least. The only way I'll even entertain the idea of passing through Ulir is if Ellen does, which I'm... certain she doesn't."Ever since Mimon-er, Lars-mentioned the apparent glorified watery grave, something about it has... stuck in your head. And who are the "Dories?"Is it really worth postponing your return to Neir just for Victoria's sake, though?>A. No, you swore to protect Garrus, and you will return to his side as soon as possible. Victoria understands. Plus, you can't abandon everyone else you know and love.>B. The intrigue of Ulir is overwhelming, and you feel like all of these young former nobles deserve this. Maybe...
>>42004427>A. No, you swore to protect Garrus, and you will return to his side as soon as possible. Victoria understands. Plus, you can't abandon everyone else you know and love.
>>42004427>>B. The intrigue of Ulir is overwhelming, and you feel like all of these young former nobles deserve this. Maybe...
>>42004435>>42004451While the idea is... tempting, and you feel like you might learn a lot of things about yourself and the continent around you, you don't actually consider it for a very long time at all."Sorry, Victoria.""Oh, no, no apologies, please. I don't even think I'm ready to head back Southwest."Miles adds, "I really didn't want to ask the Dories for help just yet anyways... Dvdnea will stay under our protection until we can safely deliver it back to the Duke of Phile. Everyone, get as much rest as possible tonight, because I have little faith that we can stay in this country for long. We set out for Elza Oasis first thing tomorrow morning."Miles and Devon retire to their own tent shortly after that. Laurina, passing by, tells Victoria, "I'm... sort of glad you're not dead.""That... must be the sweetest thing you have ever said."The night is long, but the short amounts of sleep you can get are more restful than the combined time you spent asleep in Aum.>To be continued next threadWe've actually bleeding into my birthday for the past 3 hours, and I have shit to do in the afternoon/eveningRegardless, thanks for playing, follow on twitter @qmgrandflocto, ask us shit via http://ask.fm/qmgrandflocto, and I'll be here in the thread to talk about quest shit for a time too(if I miss your question, you can ask it again on said ask.fm and I should answer it another time there)
>>42004549Happy birthday! Seeya next time!
>>42004565Thanks a bunch. Next thread should be... Saturday, I believe.It'll probably not be too intense of a chapter, getting most of the plot development that the part'll provide out of the way in the first act or so and making way for character interactions on the knights' side, mainly for whoever the POV character turns out to be, obviously.I might just pick someone for it to be ahead of time, or at least limit the playable choices more than the first two knights threads, considering that only a few people will actually have reason to know the things that are being established in said first act.