"What's next? Kerstin?" Once more Amalia looks to me to decide what we should do. But isn't that strange? She just got home from a long trip and immediately rushed off to help me out. Shouldn't she be busy getting settled back home?"Yes, I still owe Kerstin an apology." I didn't really mean to be, but it was very mean of me to just rush off without a word and letting her worry if I was okay. Apparently she even had to lie to Papa for me."Back to town, then." She notes, pulling me along by the arm as she sets out."Hey! I can walk on my own!""'Kay." She grunts indifferently, gaining distance the moment she lets go. Jeez, why is she so fast?"Wait up! You're going too fast!"Amalia glances backwards for just a moment with a mischievous smile, then skips into a sprint."Kerstin is waiting!" She shouts back at me.>Mistress' current opinion: 15/100>Lily's current opinion: 05/100>Witchy skills:> Herbalism: Fledgling> Penmanship: Uninitiated> Infusion: Unitiatated> Twitter: https://twitter.com/FriendQM> Moe Archive: https://archive.moe/tg/search/subject/Witch%20Apprentice%20Quest/> Suptg archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Witch+apprentice+quest> Nadja's Notebook: http://pastebin.com/k9cMVURJ (updated 03-10-2015)>The 'Additional Pages' section of the notebook is open to you as players to add your notes about anything in the quest that you feel is worth noting. Weird things, notes about characters, anything. My hope is that this will help the notebook to serve not just as a witchy "cookbook" but also as a means for you to communicate to each other and to me what you sense to be important.>If you want something added to the notebook, just say so here in the thread! Try to make the note as visible to me as possible, and to the extent that you're able try to use Nadja's voice as you perceive it. If you don't feel confident, just write something and I'll edit it before adding it to the notebook!
>>42867667This is so unfair! Amalia has been playing in the forest every day for years, how am I supposed to keep up with her? Seamlessly she glides between the branches that painfully scratch and sting at my arms and legs."Amalia, slow down!" I beg of her, unsure if she can even hear me. She must have, because it is only a moment later that she somehow increases her pace even further - is she even touching the ground anymore? - vanishing entirely from my sight. At this point, I'm tempted to just stop even trying to catch up. What does it matter when I know she's faster than me?But she's right, Kerstin doesn't deserve to wait any longer! I just have to bite down and ignore the pain. I owe it to her!Thankfully, it is only a few minutes later that I catch sight of Hinde just ahead. Usually this trip would take at least half an hour, but today... Amalia meanwhile has found a piece of fence she deemed comfortable enough for a break. Sounds good to me!"Finally." As she catches sight of me, an impish grin forms on her face. "Break's over!" She yells, jumping back onto her feet and sprinting up the stairs."No... Fair..." I weakly pant, knowing she's already well out of hearing range. It's not actually far now, but there are many, many steps still to climb before we reach the church. Despite my reluctance, I begin to follow, ignoring all the strange stares as I slug my way through the town."Wow." She remarks, unimpressed, as I finally arrive to find her waiting at the church. "It's hard to imagine you're actually related to your sister." Big sis, the big heroine, who everyone in town is so proud of. I guess even Amalia looks up to her a bit.>"Please don't do that again!" [Pleading!]>"That was really mean!" [Anger!]>"If you say so..." [Submission!]>[Write-in]
>>42867684>"That was really mean!" [Anger!]>"Please don't do that again!" [Pleading!]I feel like we can pull some mixture of both on this.
>>42867684>"That was really mean!" [Anger!]>"Please don't do that again!" [Pleading!]I like the combination idea.
>>42867684>"Please don't do that again!" [Pleading!]
>>42867684>>"Please don't do that again!" [Pleading!]>"That was really mean!" [Anger!]
>>42867684>>"That was really mean!" [Anger!]
>>42867684>[Write-in]>Try to not cry>Fail
>>42867667Would you look at that, I completely forgot to switch the old version of the notebook out with the new one, despite claiming to have done so in my OP paste. Here's the actual link to the updated notebook: http://pastebin.com/M5geK19X
>>42867779We're not that much of a crybaby...>>42867792Nice drawing.
>>42867684So how hard will it be to convince her to become our familiar?I think it will be somewhere between "Don't even have to ask" and "Her soul will refuse till end of times"
>>42867865Amalia is not a familiar!Amalia is a waifu.
>>42867865We have to be with her more then, build up those friendship devotion/love points and she will agree.
>>42867792I recognize that drawing style. Not so anonymous now.
>>42867865But I want a cute cat familiar anon.
>>42867907Not exclusive at all!
>why not bothI guess I have no good reason why not. Both it is!>>42867865I've seen this brought up a few times now, and I have to admit I am uncertain what you're hoping to do. Familiars as I know them are animals, spirits, or similar that helps out the witch (or other type of magician) in various ways. People as familiars, I'm not sure what that would entail, so I don't know if it's even possible.So tell me, what are you actually hoping to do?
>>42868004So we can get a cute cat right?
>>42868024Silly anon, Amalia is the cutest cat there is.
>>42868004To make cute girl into our familiar that we can also send on errands to cities and suchAlso doing magical rituals on animals is nowhere near as fun as doing them on people!
>>42868004They're hoping to get /u/ off the bat with a magic ritual, and a waifu who can't say no.
>>42868004I've seen it being things like binding someone to be their familiar where they can then take a shape of an animal while still being able to transform back into their human shape. If the witch allows it, that is. So basically binding someone who will be able to live with the witch and survive as long as the witch is alive to be their eternal companion. Kind of like marriage.
>>42868004It really depend what familiar is actually in this settingThey range from paid assistant to extension of yourself
>>42868219Don't forget the forced bound cretres/humans that have to forever follow the witch having to obey their every whim depending on how cruel the witch is.
Once upon a time there was OPThen he died
Can't we just get a regular animal like a normal person. No forcing people to be our familiar.
>>42868914Not dead. Am feeling a little sick tonight though, focusing is hard. Almost done, though, sorry to keep you waiting!
>>42868914It hasn't even been an hour.
>>42868944Who said forcing? If we could convince her that'd be great and if not, then we could just get some animal. This is all in the pretty far future anyways, so there's no reason for us to talk about this now.
>>42868944>get a regular animal like a normal person.>normal person.We're a witch anon, not some normal human, don't try to think like them.
>>42867684"That was," I stagger, still catching my breath, "really mean, Amalia!" "Nah." She shakes her head dismissively. "You're too slow!""Mean!" I cry as loudly as I can. "Mean, mean, MEAN!"Her eyes go wide as I step up to her. Apparently she did not expect this reaction. "I was training you!""I don't want it! Friends aren't mean to each other like that! I asked you to stop but you just kept running away and I tried to keep up and it hurt and it was really mean!""Please! Don't do that again, Amalia!"She falls silent, a confused look on her face as she stares into my eyes. "...Sorry. Be nicer next time.""Wai- what next time!?"She doesn't respond, instead making the unilateral decision that it's time to go inside."Amalia!" Kerstin cries from inside. "Did you fin- Oh FINALLY you bother to show up, Nadja!"Despite her words, Kerstin doesn't really look angry. But then, I don't think I've ever seen her look angry, so maybe this smug face she's putting on is really her angry face. Or maybe she's just looking forward to the imminent preaching.The church is empty for now, save for the presence of Kerstin and further behind her, Klemens, nose buried in books as always. He looks up with a soft smile of content for a moment, when suddenly the smile fades and his eyes go wide before he wordlessly rushes off into one of the side rooms. Maybe he remembered something important?As the door slams behind him, Kerstin quickly glances back at nothing more than a trail of dust, returning her eyes to me with a deep sigh. "Stupid..." I hear her grumble to herself.
>>42869041"As for you, young lady.""You're only three years older than us." Amalia interjects."Tell me you at least passed your test.""Bwuh?" How did she know about the Rite if I didn't tell her? "Uhm, I did, but how di-""I'm not an idiot, Nadja, even if you treat me like one. After all," she says with a playful wink, "I'm the one who taught you how to approach the witch, wasn't I? Did my little speech work out?"I nod."Good! We finally found your path in life, then! All thanks to the ever brilliant and helpful Kerstin!"She pauses expectantly. "I said...""Thanks, ever brilliant and helpful Kerstin." I repeat."There we go!" She chirps cheerfully.Kerstin can be a bit... happy about herself, but she really is helpful. Better to give in so she'll keep being helpful."Now, is there anything else we can do for you or will I be seeing you tomorrow for Sunday School?">Nothing for now, time to see how Papa is doing.>"What's with Klemens? He was kind of weird just now.">Actually... [Ask her about something?]
>>42869055>>"What's with Klemens? He was kind of weird just now."
>>42869055>"What's with Klemens? He was kind of weird just now."
>>42869055>"What's with Klemens? He was kind of weird just now."I am intrigued. Also more Kerstin please, smug girls are best.
>>42869055>Nothing for now, time to see how Papa is doing.
>>42869055>Nothing for now, time to see how Papa is doing.Honestly guys don't point out every little mistake others makeEven witches make mistakes sometimes
>>42869055>Nothing for now, time to see how Papa is doing.>Wanna join me?I'm fine with asking about something/hanging out, but we don't have to point out what other people do.
>Nothing for now, time to see how Papa is doing.6 votes.>"What's with Klemens? He was kind of weird just now."6 votes.Once again, why not both.>>42868219It's kind of cheating to tell you something you wouldn't know in-character, but since it's such a frequent topic, I'll trust you to be big boys and girls.A familiar is a kind of voluntary slave, generally involving some kind of uplifting. The owner grants the familiar a fragment of her soul and, if the familiar accepts it, the familiar is bound to the owner for life. The familiar cannot defy the owner's will, even past the death of the familiar, but gets to keep whatever gift it was granted. In the case of an animal or fairy, that would generally be a hint of intelligence, for a spirit it'd be a material anchor (the witch) to keep them tied to the world, but in the case of a human... I have no clue what that would be.
>>42869402>Once again, why not both.As long as Kerstin is smug about it, I supposed that's okay.
>>42869402>but in the case of a human... I have no clue what that would be.Well, at least you aren't saying something like we can't or it's impossible in a world where witches and magic exists so i'm satisfied.
>>42869402>I have no clue what that would be.Well, one way i could see it could be that a witch and a human like each other enough to want to spend the rest of their life together, Either it could be because of such a strong bond of friendship, or because of love. It'd also be that the human would trust the witch in that the witch wouldn't force the bound human to do anything they wouldn't want to do. That's just my taking on it.
>>42869773So marriage basically?
>>42869797Either the equivalent of Witch marriage between a human and herself to ensure they live as long, or forced slavery where you force, with magic, someone to be your eternal slave
Was there something special required to do magic?Do souls regrow?Can you have more than single familiar?Also I am pretty sure she could use that hint of intelligence
>>42869916>I am pretty sure she could use that hint of intelligenceMean!
>>42869773So, what is the gift?
>>42869916>Was there something special required to do magic?Well, either you become a wizard with no sense of right or wrong, or you do the joining like we did, or you're some kind of magical being that naturally know it i guess...
>>42869963Would sense of right and wrong be enough of a gift?It's kinda rare, outside of wizards even
>>42870010>The familiar cannot defy the owner's will, even past the death of the familiar, but gets to keep whatever gift it was granted. In the case of an animal or fairy, that would generally be a hint of intelligence, for a spirit it'd be a material anchor (the witch) to keep them tied to the world, but in the case of a human... I have no clue what that would be.
>>42869954Eternal youth would be a nice thing if that isn't already included after having a part of a witch's soul inside of you.
>>42870107That's not even included with being a witch.
>>42870160We can probably mage potion or do some ritual for itBut it's more of taking care of familiar than gift
>>42870175Still not seeing a reason why a person would want to be a slave.
>>42870160We're going to have to ask to learn that from our mistress sometime since she's clearly older than how she looks.>>42870175How about we give her our heart? Literally or not, however you want to interpret it.
>>42870107Eternal youth sounds like something a Wizard would strive for. Are you a Wizard anon?
>>42869916>Was there something special required to do magic?Either be magical, which no human is, or acquire the knowledge to work magic through tools from someone who does know. Essentially the requirement is whatever those with the knowledge decide it to be.>>42870160Not from merely being a witch, no, but you do know something related to that subject already.
>>42870203It's only a slave if you want to see it that way.
>>42869055"What's with Klemens? He was kind of weird just now.""Weird?" She laughs to herself. "He's just stupid, that's all.""He's usually not stupid, though- Why is he stupid now?" In fact, he's always reading so by now he's probably even smarter than Kerstin. She's the one who teaches Sunday School, but if he wasn't busy reading even more books on Sunday, he could probably do it too. I never really know what he's reading, but books can't make you less smart, can they?She brings her hand to her chest, closing her eyes as she speaks. "Oh, it's a terrible affliction, Nadja!" "Huh? He's sick?""Indeed!" She raises her voice dramatically. "He was born with this diseases in fact.""I never knew that! What is it?"With a sigh, she opens her eyes to look me in the eyes once more. "Poor thing... You see, Nadja. Klemens has a disease called..."Her face shifts into a grin not completely unlike the one Amalia displayed earlier, giving me a nagging feeling that she's just making fun of me."...being a boy."I knew it! She's just being mean now! "That's not a disease!" "Oh?" She raises an eyebrow as her grin expands to almost impossible proportions. "Do you like boys, Nadja?""W-w-wha-? What kind of question is tha-"Without warning, Amalia grabs my wrist and begins dragging me out of the church. "Tomorrow." She grunts in annoyance."See you tomorrow, you two!" Kerstin calls back, her voice glazed with glee.
>>42870222That like Obi-wan telling Luke he didn't lie about Vader being his father. That's stupid and you know it.>>42870218Herbalistic potions?
>>42870206>We're going to have to ask to learn that from our mistress sometime since she's clearly older than how she looks.Don't you remember the tea?
>>42870234Outside, the Day Star still sits high in the sky. There is plenty of day left, despite all that has happened. Amalia doesn't seem to let go of my hand though, even as we leave the church behind us."Why did you do that?" I say her as I tug at her, trying to reclaim my arm.Sensing my motive, she finally lets go. "She was teasing you. You shouldn't answer a question like that."I know Kerstin was teasing me, but isn't it still rude to just leave without answering? "Where are we going now?" "You wanted to go home.""Of course! But... don't you have to go home too, Amalia? To unpack and stuff?""Don't wanna." She blurts out as if it was nothing."Huh? You don't want to go home? Why not?"Amalia stops dead in her tracks, turning to look me straight in the eyes. "Because I've been with my dad all day every day for a week. I'm sick of it. I wanna be with you. Okay?"I can't help myself from letting out a small gasp in surprise. She's almost never this... 'Eloquent'.>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!">>"at your house!">"But your parents will get worried too! You should go home before that!">[Write-in]
>>42870252>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!"Sleepovers are good.
>>42870252>>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!"
>>42870252>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!">"But your parents will get worried too! You should go home before that!"
>>42870252>"That’s sweet of you!">"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!">"But your parents will get worried too! You should go home before that!
>>42870252>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!">[Write-in]>"I don't know what would have happened without you!"Gonna grind these loyalty points
>>42870252>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!"
>>42870302Anon pls don't game the system
>>42870252>"That’s sweet of you!">"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!"
>>42870241Honestly, no. Could you please remind a poor anon with bad memory?
>>42870252>"Then we should have a sleepover...">>"at my house!">"But your parents will get worried too! You should go home before that!"If she's sick of her dad I dunno if any anon's gonna pick her place.
>>42870337We should still thank her some more
>>42870252>"Then we should have a sleepover...">"at my house!"
>>42870358It's the only thing we've learned to make so far.
>>42870420What does rejuvenating tea have to do with a way to gain eternal youth?
>>42870515On the off-chance that you are not >pretending to be stupid:Rejuvenating means making young. It was also explained in the story as such. The mistress asked Nadja to drink it in order to find out what happens if already young people drink it, since they cannot *become* young.
>>42870586I was more interpreting it as restoring vitality, or energy...
Sleepover at Nadja's house seems to be unanimously agreed upon.>>42870358This is exactly why Nadja has a notebook!>>42869619I guess it's possible, but the concept seems really problematic. Sure, on one hand if you trust your witch, you shouldn't have any problem with it because you trust she would never make you do anything against your will. But on the other hand, should the witch not trust her friend, rather than try to make a magical contract that binds her to obey the witch's will? Does a friendship not become meaningless when trust stops being something you choose to do? Am I not good enough for you as I am?Someone should write a book on Ethics in Witchcraft.
>>42870633It's just one anon who's obsessed with it for some reason, it wouldn't win a vote anyway.
>>42870633I was more thinking it as the witch seeing it as they want to be bound to each-other for the rest of their lives than the implication that the witch doesn't trust them. I mean it'd be a matter of trust if the witch ordered them something instead of asking them, or ordering something like "don't ever hurt/betray me" to their familiar-human, but otherwise they would kind of act independently from the witch, no?
>>42870683Please stop, we're not making a human into a familiar.
>>42870724We'll see if we ever vote for it.I'll keep talking as long as it's relevant...
>>42870683Might be a thing if we don't want to kill a wizard.Since its the most drawn out suffering possible potentially.
>>42870683Why would you wan't to make a human into a familiar without any benefit to either side?
>>42870799>The owner grants the familiar a fragment of her soul and, if the familiar accepts it, the familiar is bound to the owner for life>gets to keep whatever gift it was granted> that would generally be a hint of intelligence, for a spirit it'd be a material anchor (the witch) to keep them tied to the world, but in the case of a human... I have no clue what that would be.I think there's some kind of bonus that the bound human would get since all other bound things gets a bonus from having that witch's soul fragment. I don't know what, however.
>>42870683For some reason, I am reminded of the Warders used by Aes Sedai in the Wheel of Time series. Basically a soulbound character that can be coerced to a degree (and easily affected through the bond in general) that has a certain amount of empathic connection and knowledge of location. They also get some noticeable general buffs to recovery and combat-y things like reaction speed and awareness.
>>42870799Why would you want to make cat into familiar with barely any benefit for the cat?
>>42870886I don't know why the cat would agree to it, but at least the witch benefits.
>>42871007It gets a part of a witch's soul, it basically gets a rank up in life.
>>42871007How would witch benefit from cat if she can't benefit from human?
>>42871078I'd think the witch benefit from both human and cat considering they would both not only be loyal, but also get a unique power-up from having a part of your soul in them.
>>42871007The cat gains intelligence and a longer life. because it got part of the witch's soul. A human would get no such benefit.>>42871114Human getting a part of a witches soul gains them nothing.
>>42871078She can, but only if she chooses to do so, and even then there's no real benefit if the human was already loyal.
>>42871165>Human getting a part of a witches soul gains them nothing.From earlier:>but in the case of a human... I have no clue what that would be.They get something, the QM hasn't decided what yet.
>>42871165>and a longer lifeNot reallyAnd it's less of "I can talk" intelligence and more like "I can understand semi complex tasks" one
>>42871069>>42871165The question was>Why would you want to make cat into familiar with barely any benefit for the cat?
>>42871252What i meant was that the soul fragment that the witch gives it makes it useful.
>>42871306Potentially yes, but if it doesn't then it doesn't.
>>42871361Yeah, i guess it's kind of risky with an animal...At least you know a human would be useful by default.
>>42871202It's not a matter of what they get, so much as it is a matter of them needing anything that they can get.
>>42871376It's amazing how fucking useful are absolutely loyal people
>>42871466Zhu Li! DO THE THING!
>>42871451Well, considering we don't know what they get, we probably shouldn't speculate that since we can't really know until we ask mistress or someone.
>>42871530No, the familiar get's what it needs from the soul fragment, if the familiar doesn't need anything from it then the familiar cannot get anything from it.
>>42871600No, you're reading into things that weren't said.
>>42871600>but gets to keep whatever gift it was granted. In the case of an animal or fairy, that would generally be a hint of intelligence, for a spirit it'd be a material anchor (the witch) to keep them tied to the world, but in the case of a human... I have no clue what that would be.That's not what he said. He said what things usually get, not something like that.
This human familiar argument is a silly argument to have and totally irrelevant at this juncture. Both sides are just making things up or deliberately misinterpreting other statement. Shush.
>>42871641Really, you all are, otherwise there couldn't be a discussion. But the discussion is interesting to me until I figure out what should happen in that very hypothetical scenario.
>>42871697Well considering that it would be a piece of human soul cuddled up to a normal human soul, i imagine that it would backfire and bind the witch to the person instead.
>>42871697I like discussion about possibilities. I’m very much annoyed by people talking as if they already know what will happen despite just inventing it wholesale.
>>42871697Yeah, we're basically discussing something around something you haven't decided yet, which means we're mostly discussing possibilities.Which is necessarily not a bad thing.
>>42871740I imagine it would be soul-cuddling levels of gay.
>>42871740Would we gain animal features if that person got them from moon?
>>42871771Now the real question is:What happens if two witch's share pieces of their soul with each other?Would they get a mental connection or something?
>>42871804They both would be absolutely loyal to each other
>>42871887I wonder if they would get some kind of aspect from each other since they still have a piece of each-other's soul in them.
>>42870252"In that case," this is the best idea ever," we should have a sleepover at my house!""A... sleepover?" Amalia takes on a puzzled look, as if she's never even heard of sleepovers. "Nadja, we're almost adu-""But not yet! So nobody can stop us from having a sleepover if we want!""Except your dad." She retorts dismissively."Papa won't mind at all! He loves you!""Eh?" She blinks her eyes in confusion. "He does?""Of course! Why wouldn't he?"Amalia pauses, uncertain how to respond. Instead, she turns to resume the walk back to my house. "Nobody else does."What a silly thing to say! She probably needs a good, big-"Either wa- unph!"Hug!Amalia doesn't like to admit it, but I know she always loves a good hug. At first she tenses up from the surprise, but she quickly learns to relax her muscles, willingly leaning back into my embrace. I like to hug Amalia too. Her body is always nice and warm. She's not soft like Mistress is, but her muscles aren't hard and metal-like like Papa's. It's a very special mix called Amalia and I love it!"So... sleepover?"I feel her let out a deep sigh, her chest rising and falling between my arms, a soft breath of warm air as she lets her head rest against mine. "'Kay...""Great! Go tell your dad and grab your stuff and we'll meet at my house!"She doesn't seem to reply as I run home to tell Papa, or even move at all, but it doesn't matter because she already said okay and Amalia always keeps her promises. She doesn't make a lot of them, but she always keeps them.>1/3
>>42872268"Papa!"Still in his workshop, Papa freezes the moment he hears me enter and by the time I've wrapped my arms around his waist he has gone as stiff as a statue, not even moving an inch from the impact."Nadja, what have I told you about trying to surprise me while I'm working?"Looking up, I notice the glowing hot shape of metal he's holding. Wow, good thing he didn't drop that! "I made sure to warn you!"With a minor tremor of his stomach, repeated lifting me off the ground and back down, Papa lets out a soft chuckle. "I suppose you did."Feeling a little dizzy, I let go and allow Papa to return to his work. "Good news, Papa! I invited Amalia to a sleepover and she said yes!""Ah, that little devil is back from the capital? That's good, we wouldn't want the poor forest critters to start feeling too safe!" He laughs, more intently this time, at his own joke."And who knows, maybe her father sold enough to bring me some new business. He, at least, is still a loyal customer. Unlike some..."Papa isn't laughing anymore. I don't like when he's not laughing."Did something happen, Papa?"He sighs, pointing to a letter left on his desk in the corner of the workshop.>2/3
>>42872291"Herr Andreas SchmidtI write to you on behalf of my dear mother, Baroness Kristina von Burchwald, to inform you that your previous contract for resupply of our armed forces is being taken into reconsideration.Your service over the years is greatly appreciated and as such you are of course invited to partake in the competition for the new contract of resupplying our armed forces. Within two weeks, please submit a single weapon of your choosing to our estate. The contract will be given to the smith who proves himself the most talented. Nothing less than the best will suffice for the armies of Burchwald.We wish you the best of luck should you choose to compete, and once again thank you for your dedicated service.Baroness Lucia von Burchwald"Bad news, again... But maybe this time I can help Papa! "Don't worry, Papa! You can win this easily!""Actually, Nadja," His hands free once again as his work appears to be complete for now, he turns to me with a smile. "With your help, I am certain of it.""Huh?" Did Kerstin tell him after all? "How can I possibly help?""Well," he scratches the back of his neck awkwardly, "Your old man can be... a bit rough around the edges, you know? And so is your sister, as you know first hand.""But you, sweet Nadja, are turning out to be a lovely little lady. Friendly, polite, and beautiful, just like your mother. That's why...""B-b-beautiful? But I'm still just a girl..." I feel heat rising to my cheeks. I'm always just 'cute', never beautiful!"..I'd like you to see the Baroness on my behalf. Tomorrow, after you've attended Sunday School, I'd like you to go her castle to announce that I accept the challenge. Ask around the barracks for an escort, I'm sure someone will help you.""Can you do that, Nadja?">"Of course, Papa! I'll do my best!">"Of course, Papa! But can't I bring Amalia instead?">"I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet...">[Write-in]
>>42872308>"Of course, Papa! I'll do my best!"
>>42872308>>"Of course, Papa! I'll do my best!"
>>42872308>>"Of course, Papa! But can't I bring Amalia instead?"
>>42872308>"Of course, Papa! But can't I bring Amalia instead?"I see no reason why not, considering she's a friend we know and we know she's loyal and doesn't hesitate when it comes down to it.
>>42872308>"Of course, Papa! But can't I bring Amalia instead?"
>>42872453>I see no reason why notBecause we have to learn to stand on our own two feet if we are to become a witch.
>>42872535We'll bring someone anyways, it's better to have someone we know than someone we don't
>>42872404>>42872453>>42872502>>42872528>>42872616>>42872644Amalia is the WORST person to bring in front of a noble.
>>42872668We're not gonna bring her (or the guard) in to see the Baroness. We're just getting an escort to the estate.
>>42872697She'll insist on coming inside with us, and we'll likely give in.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>"Of course, Papa! I'll do my best!"6 votes.>"Of course, Papa! But can't I bring Amalia instead?"6 votes.>>42872668Oh you could still find something worse. But let's roll to see what to do. Odds for Amalia, evens for a professional.>>42871804That's forbidden magic.
>>42872668It's only an escort along the way, not someone to bring into the ballroom. She has talent in tracking, she does what needs to be done, and she's loyal enough to take risks to get us out of trouble if need be. It's better than some random guard.>>42872714Assumptions that have no base. She's probably self aware enough to know that it would disturb them.
>>42872714That's just an assumption, even if she did want to enter for some reason I doubt anons would let her. Nadja is there on official important business after all.
>>42872748What a shame. Amalia could've been fun.
>>42872757>>42872760Has she listened to Nadja even once yet? No, she hasn't.
>>42872784Yeah, some people hate risks/fun.
>>42872803So she's gonna force her way past the guards without Nadja vouching for her?Not that it matters now.
>>42872829She'd make Nadja vouch for her. Which Nadja would do since she's a massive pushover.
>>42872841You're basing everything on something you only have in your head, but it doesn't matter now since what you voted for won. Congratulations.
>>42872867>being this butthurtBesides we all know the anons would cave and do it in the attempt to waifu her.
>>42872757>Assumptions that have no base.>>42872760>That's just an assumption.Thread 7, Update 1, Post 2: Amalia Perspective>"No no no! You can't go inside! That's trespassing! She'll- she'll- she'll-">"Wha- no no that's not how it works!" She grabs me by the arm and tries to pull me back outside. Unfortunately for her, she has the arms of- well, of an ordinary girl, and a moment later she's standing in the center of the room, tugging helplessly at me.I'm not saying that choice didn't have the potential of working out, but what I said is most certainly not baseless assumptions.>>42872867Also that wasn't me, so it just goes to show you that it's not just some idea I pulled out my ass you fucking furry lover.
>>42872887>Calling that butthurt when he's right. Don't know what you consider butthurt, but that's not it.
>>42872896The assumption I referred to was that she'd want to go in and see a Baroness. Her personality and what we know about her makes it seem more likely she would want nothing to do with stuffy nobles at all in my opinion..
>>42872896The assumption was that she would try to make us bring her to the countess, which you're only assuming she is.
>>42872887We can't avoid all our female friends in fear of developing feelings for them.
>>42872308"Of course, Papa! I'll do my best!" It's just a shame Mistress hasn't taught me anything that will help with this task.Actually... nobody has!"Wonderful!" Papa doesn't even know it's impolite to shout indoors? "My little princess is going to be perfect!""Eheh... I don't know about perfect." Okay, just keep smiling, don't let him know. "I should go get ready for Amalia now...""Of course, princess." He replies, turning back to his work as I run to my room, slamming the door behind me.I'M NOT READY FOR THIS!I don't know anything about court manners! none of my clothes are good enough for a Baroness! How do I even address her? Oh no, no, no, no, nonono! I'm going to ruin everything forever!"Whacha running about waving your arms for now?" The appearance of Amalia's voice, and the subsequent thump as she a small sack on the floor. "That's all you brought?" She didn't even bring a pillow!"All I need." She concludes with confidence."You don't even have- never mind, it's not important now!"Quickly, I fill her in on the task I agreed to and all the problems I suddenly have."Hrmph. Court manners and dresses? Why ask me?""Well who do we ask then?" Even I can hear the growing desperation in my voice.Amalia, completely unfazed, brings up her mental list. "K and K know a lot of stuff. Your witch queen probably does too."Those are good points! I could ask either of them for help!"Dunno about pretty dresses, though. Try the market?"This is much better. Now I have options. All I have to do is pick one of them.>Go talk to Kerstin and Klemens about court manners.>Head back to Mistress to ask her about court manners.>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty dress I can afford.>[Write-in]
>>42873613>Go talk to Kerstin and Klemens about court manners.
>>42873613>>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty dress I can afford.
>>42873613>>Go talk to Kerstin and Klemens about court manners.Mistress said not to come back for 2 days after all.
>>42873613>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty dress I can afford.
>>42873613>>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty and witchy dress I can afford.
>>42873613>Go talk to Kerstin and Klemens about court manners.Witch queen? RUDE!
>>42873613>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty dress I can afford.Shopping! We can ask at sunday-School later.
>>42873613>>Head back to Mistress to ask her about court manners.>>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty dress I can afford.
>>42873613>Head back to Mistress to ask her about court manners.
>>42873613>>Go talk to Kerstin and Klemens about court manners.
>>42873613>>Head back to Mistress to ask her about court manners.Hopefully she can help us
>Go talk to Kerstin and Klemens about court manners.7 votes.>Head back to Mistress to ask her about court manners.3 votes.>Explore the market, praying to find a pretty dress I can afford.6 votes.Sure is a lot of close calls tonight, huh?
>>42873613"Let's visit Kerstin and Klemens first. An ugly dress isn't nearly as bad as saying the wrong thing!"Amalia gives me a nod and proceeds toward the window, "Amalia, that's not the do-" and jumps out."...I don't remember opening that window."Shutting the window and leaving the house like a normal person, I meet up again with Amalia outside who follows without comment. "Hey Amalia, what kind of dress do you think I should wear when I visit the castle?"She does not respond."Probably something with lots and lots of frills, right? Are frills fashionable in court? I like them, but that doesn't mean she will.""Maybe it needs to be shiny. I don't think I've ever worn a shiny dress. I wonder how they make them shine. I've never seen a shiny sheep.""Maybe it should be witchy now that I'm a witch apprentice, but what should a witch wear? Obviously a witchy hat, but it's not polite to wear hats indoors and-""We're here." She interrupts. "Oh. Well I'll ask you later!"With a sigh, she pushes the door open, revealing an empty church. Neither Kerstin or Klemens appear to b-"WAKE UP!" Amalia screams, prompting Kerstin's head to appear from behind a bench on the right side of the church.With a yawn, she sleepily rubs her eyes. "Is it Sunday already..?"I fail to suppress a giggle. "Silly Kerstin! It's not even evening yet! I need your help though! Do you know anything about court manners?"Sluggishly she stands up, moving for the church library. The same room Klemens disappeared into earlier. She violently swings the open and shouts. "Hey Nerdo, your big chance t-" The door slamming shut behind her transforms her words into vague mumblings. A different voice responds, similarly muffled, but clearly angered. The exchange seems to rapidly grow in intensity from that point. I glance over to Amalia who simply shrugs indifferently.
>>42874692Finally, the door swings open and Klemens comes flying out, landing face first on the floor before the altar. "Klemens!" Instinctively I rush to his side to assist. "Are you okay?"He stares awkwardly at the hand I offer him, then pushes himself back unto his feet, refusing my help. "Fine... thanks." He mumbles, barely audible. I try to give him a reassuring smile but I'm not sure it's working as his face begins to turn redder than a tomato. "You.. need help?" He mutters while staring at the floor. He really is weird today!"Big time!" I make sure to stress the importance. "I have to visit the Baroness for Papa but I don't know anything about court manners. Can you help?"He finally lifts his eyes up towards me, only to lower them again in an exaggerated nod as he leads me to the closest bench. "How much... do you know already?" he grumbles again, I almost can't hear him!"I don't even know what to call her!"Promptly, he pulls a small book from within his front pocket. "I see."THREAD EIGHT END
And since I am finding myself on the verge of sleep, we end the thread here. Next time, manners and dresses and maybe other good things!Hope you enjoyed the thread, and I hope to see you next time!
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