>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 hero class, though you're officially considered a knight of Neir.>You have escaped an underground dungeon complex in the Dain Empire, and are currently trying to make it back to Heim's capital, and then to Neir's from there.>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 characters) is pasted here: http://pastebin.com/j23JtBC0>An up-to-date link to all threads currently archived: http://pastebin.com/Q77ts75m
Shit, that was a typo. It's part 27, not 26.
I've been waiting for this.
>>42243615So how swole is Ellen now? Pro body builder swole?
>>42243750Bodybuilders' swoleness is actually really unhealthy and just for show. You'll find that they're really their least healthy in their most presentable states.
>>42243810Still doesn't answer how swole Ellen is.
>>42243828Somewhere between "very" and "fill in the details with your mind."
You didn't have that much time to dwell upon your new relationship that morning, especially since you were informed of the particular significance of Dama's return to Rakche.Monica was the one to wake you two up, much less loudly than Yvette does, but also much less patiently. After you and Zoe were awoken, you were led straight to that familiar meeting room, where Eva, Quidel, his uncle Antiman, Yvette, Garrus, Salia, Vaga, his surviving "friends," and Dama either already are or pile in shortly after your own appearance, along with a few probable knights you don't really recognize. Monica and Zoe end up seated next to Salia, which you take as an indication that you and Yvette should be beside your own charge. You don't really pay attention to how everyone else is seated, but Eva sits near you, presumably for the purpose of sitting semi-near Garrus.>A. Say something (specify)>B. Remain silent>C. You're not sure why you have to be at this meeting>D. Write-in?
>>42243875>A. Say something (specify)I'm guessing this meeting has something to do with Vaga? >>42243828This is probably going to be a lousy example, but I can imagine Ellen carrying a warrior as though they were a knapsack.
>>42243875>Hey Dama, Welcome back i suppose
>>42243940Eh i imagine Ellen a little bit more beefy since she's been described as such.
>>42243953>>42243940"Uh, welcome back, Dama. Is this about your brother being back in the region, or...""No, my presence is simply a present," Vaga chimes in, "though I'm told yours is actually pretty significant, sister?"Salia asks her friend, "did you find out what acting-chief Ahua's planning?"Dama, visibly fuming at the question, barks out, "yeah, and I can't believe people are still listening! Grr, I should've known that this was why she tried to tie you to the Tarvosians..."And now Quidel is shouting, "what? What's why?!" He turns towards Antiman, "uncle, do you know what she's talking about?""I fear that I might have a decent suspicion, Quidel," he says, "but... Let us hear her out anyway.""Our sister, she's always talked so much about wanting to take Tarvos Valley back, after all these centuries spent up in the mountains... She's finally riled them up into planning an invasion!""With just our people?" Vaga asks, "there's... There's really no way that the Garou would be able to win that, doesn't she realize?""Regardless," Antiman says, "the losses on either side for such an attack... I can't imagine either of us holding back a thing. Dama, correct? When was this invasion planned?""They're... traveling through the mountains, but they expect to get there in about five days. I would have come sooner, but I couldn't get away until very recently!">A. Stay silent. This is a bit out of your forte>B. They've already left?>C. Why would Ahua make them do something like that?>D. Can we still preempt this?>E. Write-in dialogue
>>42244369>>C. Why would Ahua make them do something like that?>>D. Can we still preempt this?
>>42244369>So i assume you have a plan...Or do i have to deal with this like i usually do?Not trying to be mean just straightforward.
>>42244369>D. Can we still preempt this?>>42244444Let's not be arrogant as fuck
>>42244476>D. Can we still preempt this?>E. Write-in dialogue"No doubt they feel confident about this invasion since they have some underhanded Dain support."
>>42244476>>42244512"Can we stop this at all? Get them to turn back?""Not as long as our sister's the top dog," Vaga shakes his head, "it looks like, however it happens, it will end bloodily..."Almost in unison, you, Eva, Quidel, and Vaga exclaim "Dain!"Antiman says, "unlikely that they would be able to get help handily across the desert. We haven't even heard word that they're coming.""But..." Eva lifts up a finger, as though trying to make a point, "but Lars had convinced our grandfather to put the Emperor's Flight through training in the NORTHERN mountains. For the most part, people wouldn't dare travel through there, risk ticking off manaketes by tromping through their sacred grounds, but if anyone was bold or brash enough to do it, it'd be the Emperor's Flight."Yvette says, "so what you're saying is we could be expecting an invasion through the North at any time."Monica closes her eyes, "then... even moving our forces into Tarvos Valley could leave Rakche sitting ducks."Garrus pipes in at long last, "b-but we can't just leave the Tarvosians and Garou to wipe one or the other out! It's... dad, and our whole lineage up to Queen Hautclere would all not even hesitate to help...""If by help you mean kill a few more of us and throw the rest back into the mountains," one of the garou girls (whose names you don't know) speaks up, looking quite agitated.>A. We need to aid the Tarvosians>B. We need to be here in case of wyverns>C. We need to try to stop Ahua before she really begins>D. Stay silent. This is really too complicated for you to have any input>E. Write-in
>>42244849>C. We need to try to stop Ahua before she really begins
>>42244849"This is going to sound crazy, and remember who's speaking here, but what if we set aside Queen Hautclere's ban on the Garou's in Tarvo's Valley. Take away the reason why Garou are upset and maybe they won't be so inclined in fighting."
>>42245015Could work.Doubt it'd work but worth a shot
>>42245034At least it will buy us some time to prepare for Rakche's invasion. Plus, it's something unexpected.
>>42245070They'll undoubtedly try to demand Vagas head too.But he has an alibi, he was with us, then after all those events Ahua wants war, she might b ed blaming the valley for her assassination, if we can get to the bottom of this we might be able to take away their justification, then offer them peace and the chance to merge peacefully.
Robert and Jay were heading back there right?
>>42244957>>42245015>>42245034>>42245073"I'm... Not exactly the best-versed on politics, but why couldn't we just let Garou... exist in Tarvos Valley? At the very least, it would-""The Tarvosian Nomads still aren't over our ancestors' actions under the support of the Gerxel Empire," Vaga interrupts, "and no one's been able to tell them that you guys didn't help try to kill our mother, let alone that she's been turned into a Deadlord...""Wait, what?!" Dama sounds... Well, surprised. "I mean... She'd been really reclusive ever since recovering after publicly abdicating her chieftanship to Ahua, but... You're saying she was dead that whole time?!""Regardless," Antiman says, "while allowing their return to Tarvos Valley would be... Ideal, it couldn't be done fast enough to avert Ahua's actions, and in fact might only make it easier for her and whoever is accompanying her to get in."Garrus starts, "S-so what you're saying is...""Whatever we're going to end up doing, Ahua needs to be..." Dama winces. "...needs to be dealt with, unless we want a massacre on somebody's hands."With only a tinge of the same degree of upsetness, Vaga nods. "If we could at least... Dama, I assume you know the route they're planning on taking," Dama nods, Vaga continues, "then we could cut them off there, and... Hopefully negotiate.""Unless we wish to risk General Derrick warming the throne for our enemies when we return," Antiman says, "we can't risk putting our much of our might into this countermeasure, meaning that if things turn violent... It would be dangerous.">A. Let them work this out>B. Too dangerous, we should send a larger group>C. Should we even bother>D. Who would this smaller group include?>E. Write-in
>>42245373They were already back in the valley by the time your group got to Rakche, so yes.I don't even think Ellen knows they're gone.
>>42245391>Don't suppose there's some ancient ritual challenge we could do for leadership of the group is there?
>>42245391>>D. Who would this smaller group include?
>>42245391>D. Who would this smaller group includeWould it be too meta to piece together that Ahua is the traitor? Also if she's in league with Bolse, then if we got Bovis to come with us, maybe he could blow her out as a traitor.Depending on how much Ellen knows, but they just mentioned the queen was turned so I don't think it's too big of a leap.
>>42245478>Would it be too meta to piece together that Ahua is the traitor?No. It's already well known that she's the traitor. She locked up Vaga back at Dungeon Aum with us and told everyone about her masterplan to boot.
>>42245478>Would it be too meta to piece together that Ahua is the traitor?Ellen literally knows this.>Also if she's in league with BolseHer specific allegiance is to Prince Lars, technically to Dain in general>they just mentioned the queen was turnedEllen and Quidel met Canis shortly before being captured.
>>42245507Oh, right. My memory is really slippin>>42245535OK cool
>>42245579It's cool, bro. I often forget things about this quest too. Big cast and all that. Just sucked that some anons were being jackasses when they filled my spotty memory in.
>>42245475>>42245478You ask who would be in this specific group."I... I think I should be there," Garrus says, "so... Members of my personal guard. right..?""I don't imagine Ahua's been told about my little vacation yet," Eva states, "so maybe I could confuse things a bit if I can get to them beforehand.""You won't throw us in a brig if I tag along, right?" Vaga says, looking concernedly at his three surviving haremites and hoping none of them say anything similar. Dama is the only female garou to offer to come along.Salia is the next to speak up, saying, "I'm going along too.""Absolutely not," Monica is quick to respond, "you can barely fire a bow. If things turned violent, Zoe and I would be irresponsible guardians for letting you come along in the first place. We may as well just wait here for the same results.""Monica...">A. Monica's right. This is what's best for you, princess>B. But what if the Emperor's Flight does attack Rakche?>C. Isn't Salia supposed to be in the valley anyway?>D. Stay silent>E. Write-in
>>42245824>D. Stay silent
>>42245824>>B. But what if the Emperor's Flight does attack Rakche?Who's going to be here to defend and fend off the siege until we're able to come back.
>>42245824>B. But what if the Emperor's Flight does attack Rakche?
I almost feel like the best option is convincing Garrus to stay here and let Salia go. Garrus has the strongest fighters to defend the city, and Salia can get there quickly by air. But then the question is whether or not Salia and guards could handle it, because technically we should have to stay here and the most experienced fighters would be here too. Maybe send Yvette with them?
>>42245869>>42245871"But then what about the entire reason we're not sending in our whole army? If the Emperor's Flight showed up on our doorsteps, the princess would be right here."Monica closes her eyes. "I... Yvette, what do you think?"Yvette responds, "I think you're the head of Princess Salia's guard. What you think is the safest choice for her is, frankly, in your hands.""She could just go back to staying with my family," Quidel suggests. "I mean, that's... normally how it is anyway, and I assume we're not playing like we're gonna just get steamrolled by Ahua.""...point taken. We'll accompany you into the valley, then part ways to leave the princess with the Tarvosian Nomads as per the norm."Salia shoots you a thankful look before taking on a contemplative expression. Is she trying to figure out how to be allowed to keep tagging along?"Regardless," Antiman says, "you will need to travel quickly in order to intercept Ahua in five days' time. Depending on where, exactly, they plan on exiting the mountains into the valley, it may already be too late."Dama is quick to point out where she said they would enter the valley, however, and you find that you'll have enough time to get there in... Three days, assuming nothing holds you all up.It's decided that you'll leave the following morning, and shortly afterwards the meeting lets out.>A. Talk to someone (specify who)>B. Keep to yourself all day until then>C. Let Octo say what the next thing is>D. Write-in?
>>42246124>A. Talk to ZoeGuess we're not gunna see each other for awhile huh?
>>42246124>A. Talk to Zoe
>>42246174>>42246176You end up talking to Zoe, first and probably foremost."It... might be a little while until we see each other again after this."Zoe nods a bit. "Yeah, I... Well, at least I can be confident nobody threw you underground when we part ways this time," she smiles slightly, holding onto your hand, before continuing, "and it's not like we won't be able to keep in touch, right?""Right, yeah!""For now, though, before we all set off, let's just... Spend another day together. I mean, I always like to spend the day with you, but... It's different as a couple, you know?">A. Sounds great>B. I'm kinda strapped for gold today (thanks, Cheryl)>C. What should we do, though?>D. Suggest something (specify)>E. Write-in
>>42246425>C. What should we do, though?>I don't really know how this works
>>42246463>>42246474"I know, so... What should we do? Sorry, I'm... I'm not the best-versed on how dating works.""Neither am I, honestly... Let's just wing it, I guess.""Uh, sure! Sounds great!"You two head towards the ladies' barracks to get together whatever you think you might need to bring along, and via some series of contrived events, end up VERY close together, only for whatever the moment may have been to be ruined by Cheryl's voice ringing through a closed door as she opens it, "uh, Ellen, are you in here? I've been looking for you ever since I heard the meeting let-"She stands in the doorway awhile, the edges of her open mouth curling into a large grin.Well, you suppose the best person to find out first is the woman who pretty much knew anyway.>A. Remain silent>B. What did you want, Cheryl>C. Exit the embrace>D. Say something (write-in)
>>42246732>Uh, hey. What do you need>remain until Zoe exits embrace
>>42246732>B. What did you want, Cheryl
>>42246771>>42246783>>42246914"Uh, hey, Cheryl. What did you want?""It's what you want, actually! Mitchell showed up with Victoria a little bit after you left, so I asked if he knew who that Anna meant, and he does! Their shop's actually just North of Rakche a ways, up in Ladney, so if you wanted we could probably make it there and back today without any trouble!"Zoe hasn't said much this whole time, just sort of burying her face in your collarbone and turning a fine shade of red, but now she's finally lifted herself up and asked, "what's she talking about?">A. Explain to Zoe>B. Why was Victoria with Mitchell?>C. That's great to hear!>D. Should we do that?>E. Write-in
>>42246986>A. Explain to Zoe>Can't go today though, Promised I'd go on a, Well i suppose a date with Zoe.
>>42246986>A. Explain to Zoe>Can we go later? I'm a little occupied.
>>42247011Second, Yay for Ellen being so straightforward! An embarrassed Zoe is a cute Zoe!
>>42246986>>A. Explain to Zoe
>>42247011>>42247082>>42247090>>42247036"Well, to make a long-story short, there may be a couple, an enchanter and a swordsmith, with a lot of interest in my Devil Sword, Wyrmslayer, and this ring here. That Anna with the traveling stall tried to act as a medium for us, but if we know who and where they are... Well, quite frankly, she seemed to be setting me up for a massive debt to her family.""Ah, I see... Did you want her to show you the way there? I wouldn't mind..."You shake your head before looking up at Cheryl again, "er, sorry, we're... Sort of spending all day together after this.""Alright, but just for if you do decide to go, their names are Nadiel and Lara. Again, Ladney Village, they're in!"She shuts the door, allowing you and Zoe to get back to whatever you were doing.A few minutes later, Zoe says, "like I said, I... really wouldn't mind if you wanted to head out that way today. We know who to ask for, and maybe it'd be nice to get out of the city for something that isn't strictly knightly business.">A. If she wouldn't mind, then sure>B. Then we might as well go>C. You're fine with staying in town>D. You don't want the sword that much anyway>E. Write-in?
>>42247346>C. You're fine with staying in town>What do YOU want to do?
>>42247346>>C. You're fine with staying in town
>>42247366>>42247392>>42247452>>42247460"Really, I'm fine with staying in town. What about you, what do you want to do?""I don't know, I'm... really not good at deciding things! I was hoping you would have some idea...">A. You have an idea (specification required)>B. Let's just do that thing, then>C. Let's just go around the city aimlessly>D. You have no clue either.>E. Write-in action/dialogue
>>42247564>I remember Laurina used to be with biff>they're not together now but maybe she would have an idea for a date>C. Or we can just go around the city aimlessly
>>42247564>C. Let's just go around the city aimlessly
>>42247564>>C. Let's just go around the city aimlessly
>>42247625>>42247637"Well, then, I guess we can just... Why bother with actually having someplace in mind? We can just go around the city, since it's not like we'll be able to just do that forever."Zoe nods, "yeah, I suppose... I haven't ever had the chance to show you around the city, come to think of it, have I?"The two of you set off from the castle, destination: nowhere in particular. As a result, your pace throughout the day is rather inconsistent, but neither of you particularly mind.You're currently in between various locations Zoe can think of (why couldn't she recall them when it was actually idea time?).>A. Ask her this, semi-jokingly>B. Say something else (specify)>C. Quietly follow her>D. Write-in
>>42247891>C. Quietly follow her
>>42247891>enter the next shop you see regardless of what it is
>>42247891>C. Quietly follow herWelp i'm off, Seeya next time!
>>42247891>>42247949This, why not.We still need heavier armor.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>42247918>>42247985>>42247949>>42248034
>>42248056You don't really say much to each other at the moment, but the mutual silence is... Comforting, in a way.This day was an uneventful one in hindsight, and you and Zoe honestly couldn't have been happier for that.As day segues into evening, you happen past Miles and Devon together, the mercenary leader saying, "ah, well met, Ellen. How have you been since returning to Neir?"Devon pipes in, "and who's your friend?""Er, hey, I'm Zoe..." She looks a bit short on words in the moment, suddenly being asked a question.>A. A member of princess Salia's guard>B. A close friend of mine>C. Someone very dear to me>D. My girlfriend>E. Let Zoe finish her introduction for herself>F. Write-in?
>>42248206>>D. My girlfriend>>E. Let Zoe finish her introduction for herself
>>42248234>>42248297"I'm a member of princess Salia's personal guard, and I've... sort of seen you around? But, erm, I'm not sure if I should... describe us as..."Seeing her trying to say things but faltering, you chime in, "sorry, it's only been a few days, so she's still not used to saying she's my girlfriend now."Devon nods, saying, "so I take it you're just spending the day together, then. Very sweet of you to take this time together, then...""Er, we were informed of the things with the garou and Dain, if it wasn't clear," Miles says, "so my company and that mercenary master of yours have been hired to help investigate up in Tordo.">A. That sounds really dangerous>B. You mean Gorman?>C. Best of luck with that.>D. Ask what Asra and Bryce were doing yesterday>E. Write-in dialogue
>>42248507>A. That sounds really dangerous>C. Best of luck with that
>>42248507>>D. Ask what Asra and Bryce were doing yesterday
>>42248539>>42248637"That... sounds really dangerous, but I wish you the best of luck with it anyway.""Well, I mean, of course we're going to be capable of handling ourselves, but yes, it is a very dangerous mission." He sighs a bit, "but of course, so was saving Kia."He's a genuinely alright guy and all, but gods Miles can get full of himself (full of his team's collective self?). Anyway, you ask him what Asra and Bryce were up to yesterday."Ah, that. See, we also dabble in bounty hunting if we're in the proper area, and we'd heard that a notorious smuggler was in the city on a business deal. Apparently he isn't even considering talking on who exactly he was meeting, and we weren't able to catch him before he'd moved his goods, but..." He shrugs, "we weren't exactly hired for detective work."Devon continues, "I was considering offering our help anyway, but now we've got a job up north, so..."The conversation peters out from there, and ultimately it's back to just you and Zoe.>A. Suggest something more to do (specify)>B. Skip to the end of the date/departing>C. Try to catch up to Miles (specifying reason required)>D. Write-in
>>42248756>>A. Suggest something more to do (specify)Uh... grab something to eat?
>>42248837Dindins is good
>>42248837You end up having dinner and calling it a night from there, figuring Yvette would probably have everyone getting up exceptionally early for the purpose of making good time. All in all, dinner was uneventful.That night, you actually properly managed to get to bed, instead of pissing off everyone in the barracks.The following morning, the royal siblings' combined personal guard, Eva, and the garou siblings are getting ready to leave. It seems like Vaga was unable to convince his haremites to stay behind, judging by their also running up and joining the crowd, and Victoria, carrying a heavy-looking pack of her own, also approaches you and Zoe."Not even letting me know you were leaving, Ellen? I told you I would accompany you, you know.">A. Sorry, it slipped your mind>B. You were on a date all day after finding out>C. "Until I said otherwise," and right now I'm saying otherwise.>D. Write-in
>>42249014>A. Sorry, it slipped your mind>B. You were on a date all day after finding out
>>42249042"Er, sorry, it sort of... slipped my mind. Zoe and I were on a date pretty much all day after the meeting where we found out, and just figured out everyone who needed to know would know...""Hmph. Well, no harm done, I suppose... I am allowed to come, right?"A few minutes' worth of asking around is all it takes to find out that, yes, Victoria is allowed to come.Over the next three days, a few revelations occur to you: Stefyn has been seeing Dama for some time now, Mitchell was the one who taught Victoria to pick locks as thanks for slaying a rival of his during her revolution (she showed him the basics of archery in turn), and you learn from Quidel that Salia has been taking a whole lot of notes on various things, and according to Zoe has started practicing archery in earnest again in recent times.How do you take Stefyn and Dama's news?>A. More bitterly than you ought to>B. You've stopped giving a shit about Stefyn>C. You think less of Dama now>D. Write-inVictoria knowing Mitchell?>E. General indifference>F. Wondering what the fuck Mitch's life has been>G. Write-inSalia's practice and journals?>H. None of your business>I. You hope she's not trying to fight>J. You hope she's trying to start fighting>K. You're really curious what she's up to>L. Write-in?
>>42249237>>B. You've stopped giving a shit about Stefyn>F. Wondering what the fuck Mitch's life has been>K. You're really curious what she's up to
>>42249237>>B. You've stopped giving a shit about Stefyn"Good for them." Earnestly mean it.>F. Wondering what the fuck Mitch's life has been>J. You hope she's trying to start fighting>K. You're really curious what she's up to"Gee, maybe I should pick up something else too... Corneria's training would have helped for sure."
>>42249237>doesn't concern me. Stefyn is a dick, but who am I to judge Damas choice. >F. Wondering what the fuck Mitch's life has been>Glad she's taking this more seriously and training earnestly
>>42249265If we did pick up magic, what class would we be? Some kind of custom magic hero class that uses magic for physical reinforcement?
>>42249291You would've been part of the Mage Fighter class from FE4, like I decided Corneria is. Not sure if you would've been the staff-wielding variant or not.She's actually a reasonably proficient fencer, but she prefers her magic for obvious reasons when she absolutely must get her hands dirty.
>>42249324That does sound pretty cool.Are we restricted to class weapons or just whatever we learn
Bah, my laptop is being a shit. Post is ready and everything.
>>42249259>>42249265>>42249270You feel like you've mostly moved past Stefyn's existence driving you up a wall, ever since... well, everything to do with that fellow Simon. When he held onto his animosity towards you, it got everyone in that complex killed.You can only deduce that Mitchell has had one hell of a life, but feel like he won't be prone to sharing facts about himself on the fly. The curiosity gets to you a bit.Also getting to you is whatever the hell Salia is planning, since if she's been practicing archery again since before you found out about the Garou, it couldn't just be a ploy to be allowed to come along.It inspires you to practice your own alternate weapon more intently in the next few days, nearly to what Biff would refer to as "B-Rank," but not quite there.Speaking of Biff, he claims at one point while you, Zoe, and Victoria are hanging around him, Byron, and Nat that he and his green-armored counterpart should be as powerful as full-fledged paladins soon. Not quite yet, but... Soon. He also remarks that he's not sure if you've even seen him and Byron in action.Reese is also working out, trying his hand at all physical weapon types.Eva wound up flying off for her part of the plan two days in.>A. You spoke to her before then>B. You did not. Why would you have?
>>42249573>>A. You spoke to her before thenFucking -- I bet that one couple wants to make a fucking Rune Sword. You guys should have voted to go check it out.
>>42249573>>A. You spoke to her before then
>>42249349I want to say "class weapons, with variation if it's reasonable in-universe." Also, the class sets themselves aren't always the same from character to character (like I said, even just with Mage Fighters, some can use staves like Corneria, while some can't like that prison guard who seemed to think Ellen was a pirate).Also, if Ellen was hypothetically in a situation where she was disarmed and cornered by some fellow, and a lance was on the ground nearby her, she wouldn't be arbitrarily not allowed to pick it up and poke the guy with it. If she wanted to fire an arrow at someone, though, that would be a much more difficult thing for her to do on the fly, and would probably fail.Not sure if or when that would even come up, though.
>>42249650>Fucking -- I bet that one couple wants to make a fucking Rune Sword. You guys should have voted to go check it out.We could of been a fighter mage, and we could of gotten a really cool sword. I bet we missed out on a lot of other cool stuff too.
>>42249650>>42249657You did speak to her shortly before she departed, in fact. She was in the midst of seeing Garrus off personally, and she was saying to him, "-and when I get back, I'll tell you all about how it went, maybe even show you the ropes to wyvern-riding with Medeus in case your family dragon calms the hell down and realizes your brother's been out of the running for king of Neir for eight years now.""Er, right, my, er, brother... Lars...""What, you worried about potentially facing him?""Aren't you? Honestly, part of me just... wanted to be out of the city in case he was there when it was attacked. Now that he's got Khozen, I, er, wouldn't put it past him...""Hey, hey, I at least know for a fact he won't kill you or Salia. He hated your dad, not you guys.""I... Yeah, I guess so. Y'know, I do feel sort of... reassured, since you've been here. Sorry I freaked out when we first met...""Hey, hey, no skin off my back..." The redhead turns and sees you, "oh, hey, Muscles, er, Ellen. I was just saying goodbye to his highness~.">A. You won't keep her waiting>B. Is she sure she can handle this?>C. Could you speak to her alone for a moment first (specify topic)>D. "Muscles?" (specify whether off-put or flattered)>E. Write-in
>>42249726>D. "Muscles?" (specify whether off-put or flattered) How about a chuckle?>C. Could you speak to her alone for a moment first (specify topic)Who's Auntie Lex.
>>42249650>>42249714I can't say it was a Rune Sword, but what I had in mind for the Wyrmslayer+Curse Ring+Devil Sword is, in short, really fucking good.You'll probably get back to Rakche soon enough, but the primary dilemma with the weapon being made is what's already been stated: It'll be a reasonably long time without your two special swords and getting ill around necromancers again.
>>42249775What we need, I think, is a sword that basically lets us channel the effects of different tomes through it -- kind of like how when we met Riga as Zoe, she mentioned her flame lance as allowing her to channel her magical aptitude into it for shit.Something like that would be hella cool to me, at least.
>>42249775>You'll probably get back to Rakche soon enough, but the primary dilemma with the weapon being made is what's already been stated: It'll be a reasonably long time without your two special swords and getting ill around necromancers again.And this is why I wasn't too fond of letting either of those things go. All we'll have left is a Steel Sword and an Iron Axe (I think). We'll soon be facing Garous and much later on Wyrmriders. Let's see what else we can get from the spoils of battle (if we live) and then make the sword happen. Honestly, I'd like to know more about our heritage, so here's hoping we'll get some hints in the future.
>>42249661I really just want basic training with everything, even if it's not in class. Not necessarily proficiency, but enough to not hurt ourselves >>42249798That's exactly what I was thinking. No firebolts but augmentation.
>>42249798If you can scrounge up another magical component for the enchanter to throw into the mix, then I suppose it could probably be a dual-purpose ranged-MAG/up front-STR sword.
>>42249752Chuckling, you say, "muscles?""Yeah, yeah, I like muscles a lot. You'd be surprised to hear it, but Garrus is actually pretty muscular himself, on account of throwing axes around so easy!"The prince turns a bit red, "h-how did you know that?""Well, I guess it's a combination of reasoning it out and that you just told me." Eva smirks, stretching her arms while continuing, "but anyway, yeah, you need me for anything before I shove off?""Er, yeah, one thing, actually. Bit of a private matter.""Ooh, saucy. Anyway, guess you won't be THE last person I spoke to before meeting up with Ahua, your majesty. Next time you see me, though, I'll have made negotiations so easy Ahua's gonna practically be begging to return home! Maybe then, we can discuss the future of Neir a bit further..."You don't see the expression she presumably shoots him after that, but he just sort of nods, nervous as ever.Finally, when you get far enough out, Eva asks, "what's up?""Well, on our way back here, we ran into this older woman passing through Sharlow Village, wanted something to do with a wyvern rider who'd been captured when Roderick died.""That sounds pretty weird," she says, arms folded behind her head as she paces."She called herself Lex, but when your sister saw her, she called her 'Aunt Lexi' or something of the sort.""Well, that's... Well, I reckon that's exactly what it sounds like, then!""Yeah, but since she seemed to be helping us keep your sister out of the hands of Dain's guys, no one's ratted her out yet... I just want to know what she's up to?"She exhales/whistles, stopping in place, "honestly, I don't have a clue. Last I'd heard, she was supposedly spearheading some foreign aid thing in Noba, didn't even know anything about our plans to get out of the country. Wouldn't be worried what Aunt Alexia's doing, but... I dunno why she would be in Heim to begin with either.">A. Thanks for your time>B. One more thing (again, specify)>C. Write-in
>>42249940>>B. One more thing (again, specify)I've probably misheard this or maybe it was just my imagine but is she a queen? Also, and this has me a bit worried, but I gave Roderick's killer lance to her. Before I handed it to her, I told her what she was going to use it for, and she told me that she intended on using it on someone. Now, I don't think it's going to be me, but I'd like to know your thoughts on the lance's intended target.
>>42249940>A. Thanks for your time>Be careful
>>42249966Anon, that could be quite literally anybody in the entire world. Do you really think there's enough information for a guess?
>>42249966She didn't say she was going to specifically use it on someone. She just said she needed to have it for some sort of plan.
>>42250009Well worth a shot.>>42250016My memory was fuzzy. Thanks for clearing that out.Also, do you guys know about this? >http://www.bwdyeti.com/fe7x/I didn't know and I have come to know about it a few hours ago.
>>42249984>>42249966"Er, a couple more things, on the note of your aunt. Is she a queen, or did I just mishear that, or what?""Well, she was the queen of Neir, of course, but lost the title a little while before Paula was born for... Well, for obvious reasons. She doesn't like to talk about why she turned on Neir, so whyever it was is between her and Lars.""And, uh, also, she had me give her Captain Roderick's lance when we met. She said she had some sort of long-term plan with taking possession of it, but... No word on what, exactly.""Figure it's just there to lend credibility to however she says Roderick's squadron bit it.""I see. I guess that makes sense... Uh, thanks for your time, and be careful out there.""Hey, I've got senses no man, woman, or wolf could outdo! I'll be fine, I promise!"With that, she flies off on her wyvern. Naturally, it would be another two days before any of you heard from her again. In the meantime, you return to Garrus."Er, uh, how'd it go..?">A. It went fine>B. Let Garrus in on his mother's "secret">C. Ask Garrus about Yvette knowing his mother>D. Ask Garrus about princess Eva>E. I'm not sure how it went>F. Write-in dialogue
>>42250114>B. Let Garrus in on his mother's "secret"I think I met your mother, and I think I've given her a killer lance.
>>42250149Do you think it's our place to tell him?
>>42250160Now that I think about it... no. Change this >>42250149to>>E. I'm not sure how it went
>>42250160Who else would?
>>42250114>F. Write-in dialogueAsk him about his mother. How he feels about her and what he think she's doing right now.
>>42250168This is me.Guys, does anyone else but us, and Katina, know how Paula is being used? I'd like to tell the Prince about it or Yvette just to avoid another situation of nearly killing her.
>>42250174I dunno, but I feel like if he was supposed to know, he'd already know.I just don't want to unintentionally anger a hornets nest, I just don't want to meddle in other peoples families affairs.>>42250198I'll back that
>>42250198I like this. Going with this.
>>42250168>>42250198You very briefly, very heavily consider telling him about his mother, but you figure that it isn't really the best place or time, and that you're not really the right person to. Garrus notices your pause, awkwardly clearing his throat, before you finally answer, "oh, yeah, sorry. Uh, yeah, I'm... Not sure how it went. Eva's kinda weird like that, you know?""Yeah, I get you. She's... intense, at times."Changing the subject, you ask him a question relevant to your earlier thoughts, "I've never actually heard anyone say anything beyond the whole 'betrayal' thing about her, besides princess Kia, so I can't help but wonder. What's your mom like?"He looks a bit surprised to hear your question, before finally responding, "well, I... We were close, her and I. She was that way with Lars, too, but... everyone fawned over Lars, honestly. Crown prince, magical prodigy, 'why haven't we made him an axe already,' all of that stuff. And with Salia running off a lot even as a little kid, apparently to meet with Dama with Monica... She and Yvette were really the only people who didn't just think of me as the lesser brother, insisted there was... Something to me. Ah, she and Yvette were always close, too. Apparently they knew each other since before mom married dad, but I never heard the story on that one. Honestly, I... I still don't understand why she left. Why she did what she did. I mean, Lars never got on the best with our dad, and he was only twelve towards the end of the war when he and mom defected, but... Honestly, it made me happy to hear Eva say she's doing alright in Dain, but... I wish I could talk to her again, I guess. Don't even know about what.">A. Do you resent her at all>B. I hope so too>C. What do you think about Eva>D. What do you think about Lars>E. Thanks for revealing that>F. You're done talking>G. Say something else (write-in)
>>42250293>E. Thanks for revealing that>I think I met her earlier, you know. She didn't seem like a bad person.I think it's probably a safe subject, he was open and honest with us, so we can do the same for him
>>42250293>>C. What do you think about Eva
>>42250334I think we should tell Yvette. Let her handle it at least. Despite the fact it feels like a cop out.
>>42250362Yeah, sure.That's fine too.>>42250334Changing to>>42250335
>>42250374Which kind of sucks because didn't we said that we were friends with Garrus earlier?
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>42250381Yeah.I feel conflicted.1-Tell Garrus2-Tell Yvette
>>42250394I guess we'll go tell Yvette.
>>42250335>>42250374"What do you think of Eva, anyway?""Er, what do I make of her? Well, I mean... She's a great person to be around, even if she's a bit... intense, without always meaning to be. She's, er, certainly forward, but she's grown on me a lot since we met, definitely. Apparently mom talked about me a lot to her, too, so she has those same really high opinions of me from the start... It's, uh, it's always nice when people believe in me.">A. I believe in you, too>B. Channel Cheryl and ask about her openly-professed crush on him>C. Ask something else (specify)>D. Find Yvette. If anyone not already in the know about Alexis ought to be...>E. Head to bed. Only one more day before you should get to where the wolves will be, after all>F. Write-in
>>42250416>A. I believe in you, too>B. Channel Cheryl and ask about her openly-professed crush on him
>>42250416>>A. I believe in you, too>>B. Channel Cheryl and ask about her openly-professed crush on himAnd after,>D. Find Yvette. If anyone not already in the know about Alexis ought to be...
>>42250416>>A. I believe in you, tooI still haven't forgotten about that killing blow on that zombie dragon.>F. Write-inMaybe she'll begin to act normally once she's gotten used to you some more, unless that is how she acts normally. >D. Find Yvette. If anyone not already in the know about Alexis ought to be...
>>42250416I just noticed I mistyped "Alexia" as "Alexis."Damn my eyes.
>>42250454>AlexisINCOMING! THERE'S GOING TO BE A NEW CHARACTER REVEALED SOON!
>>42250470I bet it's gunna be a girl named Alexis
>>42250470Damn, guess I'll need to scrap Alexia's evil twin sister now. And she was going to kill everyone you love offscreen with zero foreshadowing and everything.
>>42250492Wow OctolingGood thing anon caught it before it happened! >>42250470You're a hero who saved all of our friends.Thanks anon
>>42250435>>42250436>>42250448"I believe in you, too, prince Garrus. I still haven't forgotten you challenging Tabat by yourself, even before I took your side, or when you faced down that Dracozombie when Yvette and Nat couldn't get away and everyone else was preoccupied. You... You really do have so much potential, and even more of it already realized than you... Realize.""I'm..." Garrus smiles, "thank you, Ellen.""It's only the truth, your highness. Er, on that previous subject of Eva... What do you make of that crush of hers?""O-oh, er, that... I'm... still not sure if she's serious about that, but a lot of people think it's weird, but... IS it weird that I... Wouldn't be opposed to the idea, someday?""Not my place to judge, prince Garrus. We should... probably get some rest first, but I wanted to go over some stuff with Yvette really quickly.""Oh, uh, yeah, you're probably right... Er, Yvette's on the West end of the campsite, least last I saw."With that, the prince is off to bed, and you're off to speak to another of your myriad of mentors."Oh, Ellen. Restless as well? I would suggest getting to rest quickly, since we'll be dropping Salia off in the midday when a group of Tarvosians pass by, unless she's somehow convinced Monica to let her stay with us by then. Now may be your last night with Zoe for some time.">A. You know about that?>B. Alright, you can tell her in the morning.>C. There's something I needed to tell you about>D. Immediately tell her about "Lex">E. Write-in
>>42250570>>A. You know about that?>>C. There's something I needed to tell you about before I go see Zoe>Multiple correct solutions required - please solve more.Fuck you in the ass google
>>42250570>>C. There's something I needed to tell you about>>D. Immediately tell her about "Lex"
>>42250570>>A. You know about that?Man. Word gets out fast. >>C. There's something I needed to tell you about before I go see Zoe
>>42250593>>42250601"You... already know about that?""You jumped on the opportunity to share a tent, her feelings for you were quite clear before you even returned, and like I said, you're a lot like I was when I was a teenager. I've recognized how your behavior has changed around her over the past week."Your cheeks tinge a bit, and you rub your hand behind your neck, "uh, right, yeah... Er, that's not the point, though. I felt like there was... something else you needed to know. It's... sort of being kept on the down-low, but from what I've heard, and knowing how responsible you are... I felt like you ought to know.""Oh? What is it?"Now, how to open this conversation...>A. You used to travel with someone called "Lex," right?>B. How did you know princess/ex-queen Alexia?>C. Alexia may be working against Dain now>D. Write-inMention Paula's probable situation?>E. Yes>F. Not until you know that was her
(site itself's having connection issues, so I figured I should just post an ending for this thread. I'm sorry if this contradicts the votes you weren't able to get in)>>42250661"You... worked with someone with the nickname 'Lex' back before becoming a knight, right? Very close, you once saved a village in Heim called Sharlow?""So you've heard about that?""More than heard about. I... I've Met her. That is to say I met ex-queen Alexia, in Sharlow Village of all places. She... actually helped us protect Princess Kia and the rest from Dracozombies and then... Left. Princess Kia called her 'Aunt Lexi,' so I'm certain that...""Alexia...""And, uh, you know how she had another daughter, Paula, when she was in Dain? I... I think they turned her into a Necromancer, have her fly around with a Wyvern Lord bodyguard. Only Katina and I saw their new necromancer, everyone else just knows she's a little kid, but... She had blue ringlets.""I... I see. Thank you for keeping this news from breaking out tactlessly. I'll find out what to do with it myself. As for you, just... Go, meet with Zoe. Put this out of your mind for the moment.""Yes, ma'am."Following Yvette's instructions, you crawl into your tent with your girlfriend, claiming that she'd stayed up waiting for you. You apologized, pulled each other closer, and though your evening is ultimately chaste, you're still able to enjoy each other's company, embrace, and the sweet nothings you exchange.>To be continued next threadThanks for playing, and sorry that this particular post couldn't be a voted-on one.As always, you can check up on our twitter and ask.fm, both qmgrandflocto, and my god this fucking site.