SOUL CALIBUR QUESTIt has been six years since the Evil Seed was released upon the world. Most people continue to live their lives, praying that the Evil Sword and it’s corruption never reaches their home. Yet a few warriors, those that claim a powerful soul, go out and seek the sword, or it’s demonic wielder, the Azure Knight. These people do so for their own reasons, and only a small number of them live long enough to have their stories mean anything, but those that do live on in the annals of history, the fire in their soul ever burning.You, are one of those few warriors. > This quest is taking place in the Soul Calibur game series, beginning at just around the beginning of Soul Calibur II. The story up to this point has been the same as it has been in the games, but depending on your choices, you can radically change how the games end up. > When decisions are being made, voting will go on for ten minutes, and whatever has the most votes will be used. If something fits, I’ll allow multiple options being used at once, but that won’t always be available. > When fights occur, you’ll roll 1d100 along with suggestions for attacks. I will allow multiple options for this, and I’ll reward intelligent, creative solutions to problems, so try stuff out, and take risks.
>>43563767> Who are you?> The Knight. Your name is Edgar Emmerich. You were knighted at a young age after spending almost all of your life in the service of knights. Although you know how to wield an arming sword, you prefer to do your fighting with a lance, on horseback or on foot. You have been sent on a mission to find Sir Roman Hartwin, the closest thing you have to a father. What lies in your soul is integrity.> The Pirate. Your name is Captain Alfie Howe, and you’re a pirate, no doubt about it. You captain a crew of thieving, murderous bastards aboard your ship, The Serendipitous Embrace. Or, you used to anyway. You’ve been captured, and are currently rotting away in a jail cell. You’ve also recently decided to set your sights upon the dread Captain Cervantes, and the loot he’s supposedly carrying, if he is more than just a myth, that is. You fight with a cutlass, along with whatever weapons you can find. What lies in your soul is freedom.> The Thief. Your name is Cedric. You’ve been having a hard time of it lately, seeing as you’re old enough now that you’re not cute, and guilty rich old ladies won’t give you food. So, you’ve decided to do what any teenage orphan on the streets of Rouen would do, and turned to thievery. You are nimble, quick, and clever, enough so to get you out of multiple scrapes that would have killed any other man. Currently, you’re planning to rob a mansion, after seeing it’s owner, some blonde duelist, leave on some long errand. You fight with two daggers, apparently belonging to your late father, they are easily the most valuable thing you own. What lies in your soul is rebellion.
>>43563781>The Knight. Your name is Edgar Emmerich. You were knighted at a young age after spending almost all of your life in the service of knights. Although you know how to wield an arming sword, you prefer to do your fighting with a lance, on horseback or on foot. You have been sent on a mission to find Sir Roman Hartwin, the closest thing you have to a father. What lies in your soul is integrity.Fuck yeah, Soul Calibur!
>>43563781I don't like any of these choices. Knight is the worst tho.
>>43563781>> The Thief. Your name is Cedric. You’ve been having a hard time of it lately, seeing as you’re old enough now that you’re not cute, and guilty rich old ladies won’t give you food. So, you’ve decided to do what any teenage orphan on the streets of Rouen would do, and turned to thievery. You are nimble, quick, and clever, enough so to get you out of multiple scrapes that would have killed any other man. Currently, you’re planning to rob a mansion, after seeing it’s owner, some blonde duelist, leave on some long errand. You fight with two daggers, apparently belonging to your late father, they are easily the most valuable thing you own. What lies in your soul is rebellion.
>>43563781>The PirateI think the pirate should also have a gun. Pirates have guns.
>>43563781>> The Pirate. Your name is Captain Alfie Howe, and you’re a pirate, no doubt about it. You captain a crew of thieving, murderous bastards aboard your ship, The Serendipitous Embrace. Or, you used to anyway. You’ve been captured, and are currently rotting away in a jail cell. You’ve also recently decided to set your sights upon the dread Captain Cervantes, and the loot he’s supposedly carrying, if he is more than just a myth, that is. You fight with a cutlass, along with whatever weapons you can find. What lies in your soul is freedom.Fuck yeah
>>43563781>> The Pirate. Your name is Captain Alfie Howe, and you’re a pirate, no doubt about it. You captain a crew of thieving, murderous bastards aboard your ship, The Serendipitous Embrace. Or, you used to anyway. You’ve been captured, and are currently rotting away in a jail cell. You’ve also recently decided to set your sights upon the dread Captain Cervantes, and the loot he’s supposedly carrying, if he is more than just a myth, that is. You fight with a cutlass, along with whatever weapons you can find. What lies in your soul is freedom.I've been waiting for this.
I'm gonna leave voting for this open a bit longer, since this seems to be a pretty close race. By the way, it should be noted that how the characters are currently might not by how they will be for the entire quest. Keeping in the spirit of Soul Calibur, the characters can go through some pretty big changes over the course of the quest. .
>>43564037>no new IP by your nameBusted
>>43563781>The Knight. Your name is Edgar Emmerich. You were knighted at a young age after spending almost all of your life in the service of knights. Although you know how to wield an arming sword, you prefer to do your fighting with a lance, on horseback or on foot. You have been sent on a mission to find Sir Roman Hartwin, the closest thing you have to a father. What lies in your soul is integrity.
>>43563781The Pirate. Arr and so forth.
>>43564083IP's don't re-log if the initial request fails.
>>43563781> The Knight. Your name is Edgar Emmerich. You were knighted at a young age after spending almost all of your life in the service of knights. Although you know how to wield an arming sword, you prefer to do your fighting with a lance, on horseback or on foot. You have been sent on a mission to find Sir Roman Hartwin, the closest thing you have to a father. What lies in your soul is integrity.
>>43564041The characters are fine but I would expect more weapon choice from a Soul Calibur thing. Maybe a bow and arrow or a whip or something.
Alright, I'm gonna call it there with the knight. Thanks for all the interest! >>43564181Weapon choices are totally going to happen, don't worry. You're going to have access to a boatload of weapons.
>>43563781>> The Thief
>>43563781>No female optionDropped.
>>43564421Are you me?
>>43564254The countryside was quiet, unnervingly so. As you rode through it there was a sense of unease that seemed ever prevalent. It had been that way since you’d left Wolfkrone. Despite the bright sun, and easy travelling, you always felt like something was about to jump out at you, attack you. The world no longer seemed safe. Sir Hartwin had gone to check upon a village, not far from Wolfkrone. One that was incredibly near to the capital city. If the Malfested had spread that far... you dreaded what would happen to your kingdom, and you dreaded what might have happened to Sir Hartwin. Still, you rode onward, even if you clutched your lance a bit tighter. You heard a sigh from your squire, Adrian. He was a young boy who seemed to always be lazy, sighing and dragging his feet to do a task where you would have instantly jumped up to do and happily done the same. Still, it was hard to remember that you were only a few years younger than him, at his fifteen years old. When you were his age, the Evil Seed had been released upon the world, and all squires had been knighted as soon as was possible, including you. You hadn’t understood what it meant back then, too preoccupied with the joys of being knighted to understand the perils of the Evil Seed. You pulled off to the side of the dirt path. The village was still half a days’ travel, and it was approaching night, it was as good a time as any to set camp. You called Adrian over to set up camp while you kept a vigilant eye. Even if the Malfested hadn’t reached the village, there were still bandits to deal with, they’d gotten more bold, seeing the Evil Seed as an opportunity for riches. You offered them no sympathy. Adrian, to his credit, set the camp quickly, it was one of the few things the boy excelled at. > What do you do?> Go straight to bed. A knight needs his beauty sleep.> Talk to Adrian (About what?)> Study your maps.> Train with Adrian.> Other.
>>43564484> Train with Adrian.
>>43564484> Study your maps.
>>43564484>Train with AdrianA spar or two, before the real action is upon us.
>>43564484>> Study your maps.
>Still, it was hard to remember that you were only a few years younger than him,Come on QM, you just started. Get it together.>>43564484>> Train with Adrian. -+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.-+.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>43564484>Study your maps.
>>43564582>>43564550>>43564526You looked to Adrian as the boy sat down in the prepared camp almost immediately. You shook your head, “Get up, we need to practice,” you said, much to the boy’s chagrin. “What? I’ve been walking for hours! Can’t I rest?” You shake your head, “You need to practice if you ever want to become a knight. Everything else you’ve learned is pointless if you don’t know how to fight.” He’s learned better than to argue with you, and stands up, getting his sword and taking a deep breath. His sword is an arming sword, nothing special. You’ve considered giving him a better one, but nothing’s ever come of it. As you muse over your squire’s weapons, you look to pick your own.> What weapon do you choose?> Lance?> Sword and shield?> Just your sword.
>>43564724> Just your sword.Let's keep this fair for now.
>>43564724>Sword and shield?Gotta know the basics.Wolfkrone is vaguely Germanic, right?
>>43564724>> Just your sword.
>>43564753Yeah, Wolfkrone is sort of kind of Germany. It's not exactly given too much depth.
>>43564753>>43564785FYI for those unaware, Wolfkrone is where Hilde is from.
>>43564834Furthermore, for point of context, the year is 1591. Keep that in mind if you're going to reference real world events and whatnot.
>>43564952Scratch that, it's 1590. It's roughly a year off before Soul Calibur 2 really kicks off.
>>43564774>>43564760>>43564752You pick up your sword, it’s not that special itself. Sure, it’s more than a squire’s sword, but aside from it’s wolf-shaped hilt, the sword is a regular arming sword. You consider your shield, and lance, but decide to keep things fair. You don’t want to hurt or best your squire, just teach him. You stand opposite the boy, getting into a prepared stance. Adrian does the same, although he’s holding his sword clumsily, and he’s positioning his feet as though he’s preparing to race, not to fight. Adrian makes the first move, his impatience his own downfall. He charges at you, lashing out wildly with his sword.> What do you do?> An action and a d100 please.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>43564998>Parry, Remain on defensive
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>43564998Parry and riposte.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>43564998>>Knock him off balance and let his momentum send him crashing to the ground
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>43564998Dodge to the side past his unbalanced charging strike, and reply with a chop to his side. Let him keep running himself ragged.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>43564998>> What do you do?Backstep and counter.
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>43564998Parry, riposteContinue until he knows better
>>43564421Anon, it's Soul Calibur.Playing a male leaves us the chance to waifu the waifus.
>>43565135I don't think that would have stopped him.For the record, I'm personally fine with any waifu, I just wish people didn't get into inevitable shitfights over these.>inb4 OP resolves the issue by a sparring accident below the waist
>>43565078>>43565071>>43565062>>43565044>>43565042>>43565027As Adrian charges, you parry his attack easily and step to the side, staying defensive. This only serves to anger him more, and he charges at you again. You continue parrying and avoiding his attacks, getting the occasion hit in, until the boy is too tired to continue. From there, you’re able to easily disarm him, having been conserving as much energy you could during the battle. He lets out a frustrated sigh, and frowns, sitting down. You kneel in front of him, “Your attacks were sloppy, uncoordinated. You rushed me, and then when that didn’t work out, you continued to do the same tactic. One of the most important parts of fighting is adapting to changing conditions. When an aggressive tactic won’t work, try a defensive one.” Your matter of fact tone breaks slightly as you give him an encouraging smile. “You’ve gotten better than when you first began. Keep practicing, you’ll get better.” Although Adrian doesn’t say anything in return, you have a feeling he’ll take this lesson to heart. At this point, it’s getting pretty late, and you’re beginning to get tired.> What do you want to do?> Go to sleep, giving Adrian the first watch.> Stay up, letting Adrian go ahead and sleep.> Other.
>>43565346>> Stay up, letting Adrian go ahead and sleep.
>>43564834>Wolfkrone is where Hilde is from>>43564973>it's 1590. It's roughly a year off before Soul Calibur 2 really kicks off>Hilde was born in 1573, making her 17https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIJRAcVf5tYBest girl, here we come.
>>43565346>Stay up, letting Adrian go ahead and sleep.It gives us time to review our maps.
>>43565346>Stay up, letting Adrian go ahead and sleep.He needs some semblance of rest.
>>43565346>> Stay up, letting Adrian go ahead and sleep.He's young, yet. Let him rest.
>>43565251Personally, I won't fight. All Soul Caliburs are patrician tier waifus.
>>43565346>Go to sleep, giving Adrian the first watch.I'm guessing >>43565385 and >>43565399 have never had to actually pull a watch shift. First shift and last shift are the best shifts, anything in the middle sucks because not only are you awake for the duration of your watch (plus time on the front end to get your kit on), but also for the time it takes you to go BACK to sleep after you've been relieved.
>>43565449Are we even going to do three shifts between two of us?
I hear there is a large treasure buried on an island off the coast of spain, left by an Old Pirate, maybe we should investigate that.
>>43565135>Anon, it's Soul Calibur.So pick 'kick' and a direction for every combat option
>>43565381>>43565383>>43565385>>43565399>>43565449You give Adrian a smile, “Go ahead and rest, I’ll take the first watch.” Your squire manages to thank you before he goes to sleep. You stay up, making sure all of your equipment is in proper order as you keep watch. You enjoy the tranquility for a while, although the slight paranoia continues to bother you. It’s useful for keeping you alert, but it’s not exactly pleasant. You hear plenty of sounds throughout the night, but none seem to be actually worth any alarm. The shift is peaceful, the gentle breeze reminding you of simpler times, before the Cursed Sword seemed to drive everyone mad. You decide to let the boy sleep a bit longer than normal before you wake him up and let him know it’s his shift. You drift off into sleep yourself after not long, and dream of blue knights, red headed girls, and Sir Hartwin. You wake up in the morning, feeling refreshed. As you get up, you notice that it doesn’t seem like Adrian fell asleep during his shift either, which is an improvement. Still, you waste as little time as possible, gathering your things and packing up. You can’t waste time on an urgent mission like this. You let Adrian know it’s time to go, and the boy nods, quiet for once. A feeling of dread washes over you as you begin to ride.> How do you pace the rest of your journey to the village?> Slowly, keep your energy up.> A normal pace, try not to rush, but try not to dawdle either.> Hastily. Something is very, very wrong.
>>43565590Fuck off, that was the chargen vote
>>43565814>>43565590Just because it's not your initial job doesn't mean you won't get to do it eventually.
>>43565806>Hastily. Something is very, very wrong.It might be paranoia, but let's hope we're wrong.
>>43565806>red headed girlsFuck yeah.So, how much of an awkward stammering mess are we gonna be when/if we meet Hilde (especially if she's in her alternate costume from IV)?
>>43565806>Hastily. Something is very, very wrong.
>>43565806> Hastily. Something is very, very wrong.
>>43565876I'd prefer not to fixate on one girl yet. Personally, I'm hoping for Sophitia if we get the chance.>>43565806> Hastily.Bad shit is going down.
>>43566014>I'm hoping for Sophitia if we get the chanceSadly, she's already married. Pyrrha and Patroklos are roughly two years old at this point.
>>43566054Aww, that's a shame. Still, plenty of fish in the sea!
>>43565929>>43566014>>43565906>>43565859You frown, you try not to let the paranoia control your actions, but it would take a blind man not to realize how very wrong this was. You and Adrian increase your pace significantly for your travelling. You make short work of the remaining travel, reaching the village before sundown. As you approach, you slow. The town isn’t on fire or anything, which is a good thing, but it seems almost deserted. The homes seem empty, the streets are completely void of any sign of human life. “We’ve seen the village, they’ve probably left, scared of the Malfested, no doubt. Can we leave now?” you hear Adrian call from behind you. The boy is scared, and, though you’re not proud to admit it, you share his sympathies. Suddenly, you hear a loud bell, coming from the church of the village. > What do you do?> Head to the church, cautiously.> Return to Wolfkrone, let them know what you saw.> Charge forward, someone might be hurt.
>>43565806>> Hastily. Something is very, very wrong.
>>43566163> Head to the Church.Tell Adrian to be ready for a fight, just in case. We haven't seen anything yet, we need to confirm stuff.
>>43566163> Head to the church, cautiously.
>>43566163>> Head to the church, cautiously.
>>43566163> Head to the church, cautiously.[investigation intensifies]Be ready for anything, Adrian...
>>43566070>Xianghua: Hot for Kilik>Ivy: Vigorously celibate; frosty bitch>Taki: Currently 28, still busting demons>Seung Mina: 22, currently training>Talim: 14>Cassandra: 20, at home with Sophie>Hilde: 17, serving as princess-cum-ruler of Wolfkrone, trying to deal with Nightmare's bullshitWe have options, if we're going with canon girls.>>43566163>Head to the church, cautiously.
>>43566221Hey, we don't know how things are going in this parallel timeline. Just sayin'.
>>43566221>>43566213>>43566199>>43566193>>43566191You decide to head up towards the church carefully. You turn to Adrian behind you, “Be ready for anything, Adrian. We need to confirm what we’ve seen.” Your squire nods, trying to put on a brave face. You keep your weapons at the ready as you climb the hill towards the Church. You push open the doors to the church slowly, only to be met with the sudden smell of death. Adrian keels over, letting out a string of curses as you step forward. The floor of the church is littered with corpses, blood splattered across the walls. You give a silent prayer as you survey the destruction, when suddenly you hear a female voice,“Ooh! A new one, this’ll be fun!”You turn just in time to jump out of the way of a crazed looking woman, wielding some sort of ring blade. You quickly arm yourself, preparing for battle.> Give an action and 1d100.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>43566517>Fighting Tira nowFUCKPull out our lance and shield if we have it and fight defensive. That weapon is some wonky bollocks, so we need to know how it actually works.
>>43566517Oh, also, you should mention if you're trying to kill or incapacitate your enemy.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>43566517Lance and shield, tell Adrian to get clear, if we fall, flee. The kingdom MUST know of this.Zone her back with the shield keep our guard up.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>43566583Go with incapacitate. (As a side note, I notice how women never really seem to get hurt in a way that 'uglies them up' in most media where they fight. You know, they can't get hurt in the bone-crushing way men get hurt.)Keeping her at range seems like a good idea. Shield up, jab with lance.
>>43566554>>43566583Considering all the bodies and Tira proclaiming the arrival of "another one," I think we're justified in shooting to kill on this one.
>>43566583Kill, Madwoman needs to be put down, stat.
>>43566654In Tira's defense, she's malfested and stopped aging.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>43566517Keep guard up ready to retaliate at the first opening. also probably we should try to move the fight outside to get some advantage.>you should mention if you're trying to kill or incapacitate...I should say incapacitate, but its only the waifufag in me talking. so since we're knighting and all, its >fight to strike down malfested
>>43566726>fight to strike down malfestedIt should be noted that it's actually really hard to tell if someone is malfested until it's too late. The usual opening signs are pale skin and reddened eyes. Hence all the witch-hunting that's been going on.
>>43566517Keep our guard up, if possible try to disarm the crazywoman before she dices us. Or herself. Incapacitate is preferable to killing but it's not worth taking risks for.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>43566827The hell happened to my dice?
>>43566827And how do you intend to disarm a ring blade?
>>43566827>>43566726>>43566654>>43566642>>43566554You grab your shield and lance, getting into a defensive position. You don’t even know how she fights, you decide it’s best to stay defensive for now. As you keep yourself out of harm’s reach, you shout, “Adrian! Keep yourself safe! If I’m struck down here, don’t try to save me, the people of Wolfkrone need to know what happened here!” Your squire nods, rushing away to a safe distance, leaving you to focus on the fight. You keep your shield up, doing your best to block the woman’s attacks. As soon as you see an opening, you lunge forward with your lance, but she jumps out of the path of your attack, lashing out with her weapon and hitting you in the leg. Shocking pain flooded your body, but you kept moving. The woman grinned, cartwheeling back a bit. “I was right, you are fun! No one else here put up a fight, they all just tried to run," she giggled. You were certain she was toying with you. > Action and 1d100.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>43566875Whack her in the head with the broadside of the lance, barring a shield bash. We need to stun her somehow.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>43566875Knock that throwing anus out of her hands. It looks unwieldy as fuck.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>43566875> "So you're responsible for this? Who are you?"Feint as if you're about to stab her in the face, then lunge for her leg instead. Actually, is a lance really a good weapon to use in melee combat? I thought you had to use it from horseback.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>43566875Weird, did posts stop working all of a sudden? Voting for the broadside, too.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>43566853Hook and flick?>>43566875That ring is fast and erratic, but primarily a close weapon. If we can't get rid of it, our best shot is to exploit the greater range advantage of our lance. Turtle up and poke from a distance.
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>43566875Keep our shield up and gig her with our lance, She slaughtered a town, she dies.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>43566875Lure her with a telephoned lance thrust, and get ready to slam into her with the shield as soon she closes in. considering we're heavier, there's good chance she'll lose balance
>>43566914>Actually, is a lance really a good weapon to use in melee combat? I thought you had to use it from horseback.Lancers are usually mounted, though some infantry can get away being lancers on foot. What we generally know as a lance, and what our hero is probably using, is usually unwieldy on foot.
>>43566905>>43566913>>43566914>>43566954>>43566968>>43566981>>43567011Although you’re slowed down now, you realize you’ve got a pretty decent grasp on her fighting style. Sure, you don’t know everything she’s going to do, but you know just what weaknesses to exploit. You feign the blow you took to the leg as more serious than it actually was, and when she cartwheels in for the kill, you slam the broadside of your lance into her head with all your might. She collapses to the floor, and as she tries to get back up, you bring your shield down on her outstretched leg. You can hear the sickening snap of bones breaking, and she lets out a loud cry. She looks up at you, and speaks her voice different this time. “Dammit, I surrender, you win.” You’re standing over the woman, her broken leg basically rendering her acrobatic fighting style impossible. > What do you do?> Kill her.> Spare her.
>>43567125> Spare her. Start asking questions about what the fuck happened here...Once we've made sure she's disarmed, of course.
>>43567125Ask her what these people ever did to her, why they died a swine's death.
>>43567125put you lance in the ring Blade's hole and move it out of her reach.> Spare her.She surrendered, dammit.
>>43567125>> Kill her.Nah.
>>43567125Well, since she's harmless now...> Spare her. ask what's the reason of this massacre.depending on the tone of the answer, other bones could break
>>43567125She basically confessed to murdering people.Give her opportunity to say what this is about, and suggest she make peace with her God.
>>43567191>first thread>favorite girl is the first enemyHere we go...
>>43567125>Spare HerA knight does not fell a foe who hath offered surrender. Or at least that's what the movies say.
>>43567125> Kill her.Bitch just slaughtered a village.
>Capture her to bring to Wolfkrone for judgement
>>43567191>>43567275She surrendered. We can't kill her, not here at least.
>>43567232>Well, since she's harmless now...This is why people get stabbed in the throat.
>tfw you wanted to play pirate because then there would hopefully be less moralfaggingIs loot too much to ask for!?
>>43567326It's not really going to change too much, really. The women are super-attractive, and it's not really moralfagging: It's trying to find a way to fuck them. I'm voting to spare her because she's fucking hot, and a genteel knight is likely to be askance at stabbing a woman in the throat.
>>43567362Disregard wenches, acquire riches.Filthy.
>>43567275We should bring her back and let justice do its magic, be it rehab or beheading.>>43567326 I'll never understand this hard on /tg/ have for moralfag knights. but consider something: being forced to act in a certain way prevents a lot of useless shenanigans that could potentially ruin everything>>43567362booze where?
>>43567125Get rid of her weapon, first. Then we can start the interrogation.We'll decide if she lives or dies once she's explained all of this.
>>43567374>tfw knights were almost universally assholes, and killing people was their job when they weren't prancing about kissing ass
>>43567411Yeah, but then how do we explain this shit? > "I don't know, my Lord, but this crazy woman jumped out at me and I stabbed her. No, I have NO idea what happened."
>>43567125> Spare her.For now. Then find out what she was doing here, and why.
>>43567434And then you have to explain the slaughter of an entire village with nothing to show for it.
>>43567411>that moment when you realize pirates weren't not only less dicks than knights, but also had better hygiene>even livestock had better hygiene than land people at that time
>>43567434He says "I rode into an empty town, heard a bell toll, went to the church, found everyone dead and some half-naked bitch with a huge metal hoop attacked me. I killed her."And that is perfectly acceptable. Seriously.
Shut up everyone, I got this:>start undressing her searching for the mark of the malfested on her body
>>43567465Man, enough about pirates already. Pirates are about as uninteresting as you can get.
>>43567326We take our knightly oath seriously apparently, or want info. We can break her other leg if she tries something funny.
>>43567484Well, can't really deny that.
>>43567148>>43567167>>43567173>>43567232>>43567269>>43567448You put your lance through the ring blade and send it out of the woman’s reach. You consider ending her right there, but instead, you nod. “Answer my questions first though. Be nice about it, or I’ll be delivering you to Wolfkrone with more than one broken bone,” you say. The woman, to her credit, nods, not seeming all that violent currently. “What happened here? Why did these people die?” you ask, your voice stern. Death wasn’t new to you, but to see an entire town, a good knight, all slaughtered... it wasn’t exactly pleasant. “They tried to hurt me. So I killed them all,” she states, matter of factly. Looking around at the entire village worth of brutally murdered people, it seemed unlikely, but it also seemed to be the best answer you could get out of a mad woman. > What do you do now?> Ask Tira something else. (what?)> Leave.> Look around the village more.
>>43567519Witches had the mark of the witch, so malfested must have the mark of the malfested. its easy catholic math, really
>>43567484Because being the "ethical and morally responsible noble knight" is so interesting, and in no one forces the character to act in a certain manner.Next you guys will vote to do some seriously stupid "un-knightly" thing and find absolutely no problem with doing so.
> Look around the village more.
>>43567552That's the great thing about it. We can go with historical asshole knight, or more idealized morally responsible knight. Both work. >>43567544> Ask Tira something else. (what?)"*They* tried to hurt you? Why?"
>>43567544>Ask Tira something else. (what?)Hurt you why? What were you accused of?
>>43567544>> Ask Tira something else. (what?)"Elaborate. Why did they try to hurt you?"
>>43567544> Ask Tira something else. (what?)Elaborate.An get her up. She's got a broken leg, is disarmed, and seems docile enough.
>>43567599>That's the great thing about it. We can go with historical asshole knight, or more idealized morally responsible knight. Both work.Not both at the same time. Which is what you'll do.
>>43567544> Ask Tira something else. (what?)How did they try to hurt you? You honestly expect e to believe that when you were raving about a fight and laid a trap for me? Who are you? When we're done questioning her, knock her out with a shield bash then tie her upthen> Look around the village more.
>>43567544> Look around the village more.Bind her hands together, and splint her leg before we go off to investigate. > "Don't go anywhere."
>>43567544"how could they possibly do any harm if it was so easy for you to murder them like this? tell me exactly what happened here or I'll punish you like the rabid animal you seems to be"
>>43567644>knock her out with a shield bashRear naked choke would be more effective.Causing unconsciousness through blunt trauma to the head is actully a very tricky, risky business. You could very well wind up just killing them before you get them to pass out.
>>43567764>we "accidentally" kill her.oops
>>43567623We probably should ask why she's here, and the chain of events that lead to her KILLING EVERYONE IN THE VILLAGE.
>>43567717Makes a good point if she could so easily kill them when they tried to hurt her why didn't she run away instead.
>>43567764...I don't think we can do more damage to her brain even trying.
>>43567583>>43567599>>43567610>>43567611>>43567623>>43567644>>43567651You frown, “Elaborate. Who tried to hurt you, and why?” She flinches at your harsh voice, but replies nonetheless, pointing out two of the corpses in particular. “Those two. They were following me since I entered the town, bothering me and bothering me. I don’t think they expected me to fight back when they got me alone. I showed them. The rest tried to stop me.” A frown crosses her face, where she seemed happy and thrilled about fighting before, now she just seemed bothered. You stand up, and bring her to her feet, binding her hands together.“Don’t go anywhere. I’m going to look around the town. When I get back, I’ll help your leg.” You leave her there, and Adrian runs up, seeming incredibly happy to see you. “I was worried! Um, the woman there, is she...?” you shake your head, and the boy seems almost relieved. “We’re going to be taking her back to Wolfkrone. For now, keep an eye on her, she’s still in the church. Be careful with her, she’s very, very dangerous.” Adrian nods, and you go to look around the village. Most of the houses are lacking in really, anything interesting. No valuables, no clues to what happened, nothing. But, as you enter one of the houses, you hear a gentle sobbing. You investigate, and find, crouched in a corner of a house, a small horde of at least ten children, ranging from infants to teenagers, barely younger than Adrian. They all seem terrified. > What do you do?> Be gentle with them, and tell them you’re going to take them someplace safe.> Be harsh, your job isn’t to babysit.> Leave them.> Other.
>>43567934> Be gentle with them, and tell them you’re going to take them someplace safe.
>>43567934>You leave her there, and Adrian runs up, seeming incredibly happy to see you. “I was worried! Um, the woman there, is she...?” you shake your head, and the boy seems almost relieved.>“We’re going to be taking her back to Wolfkrone. For now, keep an eye on her, she’s still in the church. Be careful with her, she’s very, very dangerous.”Well he's fucking dead.
>>43567934>Be gentle with them, and tell them you’re going to take them someplace safe.We need a runner or something to head to the nearest city and let them know we've got a whole pack of orphans to deal with.Ask them what happened.
>>43567934Be gentle with them, but let's see if they know what's going on.
>>43567934Well, there goes our squire.Those two dead guys. Local constabulary, maybe?>> Be gentle with them, and tell them you’re going to take them someplace safe.Ask if they know anything about what happened.
>>43567934> Be gentle with them, and tell them you’re going to take them someplace safe.also let's try to figure out if they know something about the two guys that pissed Tira
>>43567954>>43567982>>43567994>>43568050>>43568055>>43568101You kneel so you’re at level with the kids, and meet their gaze, trying to look as non threatening as possible. “Hello there. I’m a knight. Everything is going to be alright now, I’m going to take you someplace safe, alright? But, I need to know if any of you know what happened here.” As soon as you finish talking most of the children start talking or crying, all at once. The ones old enough to realize what happened seem mostly quiet, as well as the most helpful. From what you could gather, two of the town drunks were harassing the newcomer, who the kids identified as Tira. Tira then killed the two drunks, and didn’t stop there. The only people she didn’t kill were the children, who she gathered up into the room and left there. Eventually you got all the information you could from the children, and somehow calmed them down to a manageable level. “Everything will be okay, I promise you that.” You say, before heading back to the church. As you walked back up the hill, you heard a terrifying sound, Tira’s laughter. You ran in, cursing yourself for leaving Adrian alone with a dangerous murderer, only to see the two of them both fine, having a conversation. You blinked, and Adrian looked at you, “Um, are we ready to go? I got the horses prepped while I was waiting outside the church.” > Are you ready to go?> Yes, and leave the children here to get picked up later.> Yes, and take the children with you.> No, you have to do more things.
> Yes, and take the children with you
>>43568236>Yes, and leave the children here to get picked up later.So two drunks tried to harrass/rape Tira, so Tira murdered them before spiralling outward to the entire village, sparing the children in the process.There's self-defense, and then there's this shit.
>>43568236> Yes, and take the children with you.Ask her why she didn't stop.
>>43568281Any lord will have her executed for this. No doubt.
>>43568281Malfested bitches be cray.
>>43568236> Yes, and take the children with yousafety with them around.
>>43568268>>43568301>>43568372How are we going to take care of over ten kids on the road?
>>43568236>Yes, and take the children with you."I wouldn't give her much confidence if I were you, Adrian"obiouvsly Tira is going to be tied like a salami for the travel.>inb4 shibari
>>43568236>> Yes, and take the children with you.Yeesh. If ever we needed more proof that Tira's unhinged, we have it now. Girl got on the wrong side of the paranoia train. I actually pity her a little.Worst part is, if someone did try to stop her going after the drunks by force... then to her, it would be justifiable self defense.I somehow doubt anyone's going to agree with her on that.
>>43568402There is no village in the world without a cart.
>>43568425As described in a previous Soul Calibur thread regarding Tira's psyche:>Her main thing is that she's caught between a horrible, crippling fear of being alone in the world and an incapacity to empathize with others, along with the whole sadism thing.>Tira can't relate to human beings except when she's killing them because she was raised as a weapon by assassins and "graduated" by murdering the woman who raised her. She's tried to be a normal person, but she can't empathize with humans after the life she's lived and so she inevitably kills them.>She views Soul Edge as a being like herself, unable to coexist with humans and compelled to kill. It's the only being Tira's ever been able to empathize with, and so she's developed a fanatical loyalty to it.>Ironically, with the impact Tira's had on Pyrrha's life, Pyrrha might be the only human being Tira has any empathy for, which might explain a lot about why Tira wanted her to become the new incarnation of her master/lover.Food for thought.
>>43568435>caring for kids on the road is the same as transporting themWe do not have enough food for thirteen people when there were two traveling together.Not too mention any sicknesses they might have or pick up.
>>43568517We can scrounge up food from the village. And, to be honest, we wouldn't have to go too far - Only as far as the next village. A few horses might have survived, too.
>>43568541Let's get our bearings before we decide whether we can ferry a bunch of orphans to the next village over.
>>43568473>previous Soul Calibur threadwe have regular SC threads on /tg/ now?
>>43568517I doubt that reaching the nearest town will be a weeks long journey
>>43568675Turns out Soul Calibur is very popular on /tg/, at least as far as settings go. There's an active thread here:>>43550386
>>43568697I completely missed it.
>>43568675It's a recent development. But we've had a couple that I've seen.There's one running at the moment.
>>43568696In the 1500's on horseback?It's not an afternoon away. Days at best.
>>43568755Wolfkrone is only a few days travel away. It was a very close village.
>>43568789Like I said.Days at best.
Rolled 79 (1d100)Rolling to show the orphans my darkness
>>43568268>>43568281>>43568301>>43568372>>43568407>>43568425You nod, “Yes, let’s get out of here. There are ten children we need to bring back to Wolfkrone, I saw a cart in the village, we can use that to help us bring them back, but it’ll slow us down.” Adrian nods, stepping closer to you. You and Adrian splint Tira’s leg, and gather all the children together, and you’re all off, leaving behind the remnants of the village. Most of the children are quiet, the older ones taking care of the younger ones to the best of their ability, and Adrian keeps looking at Tira, but you find it hard to focus on any of that. At the moment, you just can’t wait to be home.Both days’ travel are surprisingly uneventful. Tira was almost completely silent the entire trip, and apparently the bandits and robbers knew better than to attack anyone this close to the capital city. You arrive at Wolfkrone, with ten tired and hungry orphans, a captured murderer, and you think about how far off course this mission has gone. Still, you’re quickly ushered into the castle to meet the princess, the guards taking away Tira and the children, and Adrian waiting outside. You had been friends with the princess for years, even before her father had gone mad and she’d ascended to the throne. She had knighted you personally, only a few days after she’d been made into the defacto leader of the kingdom, and you still look back on that memory fondly.Hilde smiles a faint, tired smile upon seeing you. “Ah, Sir Emmerich! It’s very good to see you. How did you fare during your mission?” > What do you say?
>>43568832We're going to tie them too, so they don't get lost.
>>43568832I keep saying: we're not prepared to deal with over ten orphans and a crippled prisoner.
>>43568846Tell the truth.Tira is likely going to jail and get executed but OH WELL.Tough luck bitch.
>>43568846I fared fine, the village did not. One woman slaughtered nearly all of it, except for 10 children, with a Blade in the shape of a ring. She's clearly mad. I took her down by breaking her leg, and she surrendered before I could deliver the final blow.
>>43568846I'm alive and well, your highness, so I've got that going for me.No sign of Sir Hartwin in my travels, but I happened upon a grisly sight. An entire village, slaughtered to a man by that girl we brought in just now. We have orphans that need to be tended to.I know these are strange and dangerous times, but when entire villages disappear off the map, I can't help but be concerned.
>>43568853I never said that we were. Different anon.
>>43568846Tell her the truth. Village dead, culprit in captivity, explain how and why we think it happened.
>>43568853>>43568944Kinda late for that now.
>>43568905>>43568933Well, couldn't had said it better.
>>43569000Pls, it can -always- be said better.Just needs more pyrotechnics.
>>43569043Its 3.44am and english isn't my first language. have a bit of heart dude
>>43568933>>43568905You sigh, having not realized how tired you were until you got here. “I’m alive and well, your highness, which is more than I could say for the village,” you fill Hilde in on everything that happened during your travels, and, although her expression grew more and more concerned, she didn’t speak until you finished, “I know these are strange and dangerous times, your highness, but when entire villages disappear off the map, I can’t help but be concerned.” Hilde sighs and looks over the map scrawled over her desk. It used to be her fathers, but in the years since her ascension to the throne, she’s more than made it her own. To the point that if her father ever made a recovery, it would feel strange for you to see anyone else leading the kingdom. “I thank you for your loyal service, Edgar, it feels like loyalty is so difficult to come by these days... If what you say is true, that is... very troubling indeed. Another village we’ve lost to the malfested and mad. But... I must confess, I sent you out for more than just to find Sir Hartwin. I heard rumours that there was a shard of the dark sword in that village. I assume you haven’t seen anything like that?”You think back on it, but can’t remember. You shake your head, and you can see genuine relief on Hilde’s face for a moment. “That is the best news I’ve heard in a long, long time. I’ll have people try to find homes for the orphans you brought. And we’ll have a trial for this woman’s crimes at a later date. You should rest, Sir.”> Do you want to do anything before going to bed?> Talk to Adrian.> Talk to Tira.> Talk to Hilde.> Train.> Other.> Just sleep.
>>43569224> Talk to Adrian.His take on events and if he saw anything.
>>43569224>Talk to Hilde.How are you holding up, princess? Ruling a country such as Wolfkrone in your faher's stead can't be simple. (jokingly) Would you rather I call you Queen Hilde nowadays?
> TrainIf we want to be useful to our kingdom we must be strong
>>43569224>> Train.If in doubt, work it out.
>>43569224>kills entire village>admits to it>there are witnesses>"Trial!"Nigga.No wonder her holdings are falling to shit.
>>43569224>Talk to Hilde.What's the source of the rumors about the shard?
>>43569224> Talk to Hilde.Tell her that while we leave the murderer's fate in justices hands she should be interrogated. Her presence there is still unexplained, and these rumors of the shard disturb us. Then lighten up and try to bring some levity into the princesses day. Remind her that while you consider most of the fineries of the court frivolous she still should wipe the crumbs off her clothes and eat meals sitting down.
>>43569224> Talk to Tira.Seriously, there has to be more to it than that. And crazy chicks are hot.
>>43569224>Talk to Hilde.Mention that while we didn't see any signs of the sword, the prisoner may have. Then just a couple minutes of catching up with our friend. Not too many, she's a busy woman, but some idle conversation could be good for her, help clear her head.
>>43569224>> Talk to Hilde."that woman, is... Broken, mentally, she has no notion of right or wrong."
Waifu game too stronk. Bailing.Have fun, chaps.And don't pick any fights with Mitsurugi.
>>43569393What about Kilik?
>>43569304Public trials were big entertainment in the old days. People would come from miles around to see the latest poor unfortunate bastard get judged. It's like the bloody world cup. Only the blood comes later.
>>43569393Hilde is already established to be a good friend of the PC. What's wrong with shooting the shit?>And don't pick any fights with Mitsurugi.I'll agree to that one, though.>>43569414Kilik's a cool guy with a monk's patience and a good circle of friends around him. Mitsurugi will fight anyone and everyone becuase Mitsurugi don't give a FUCK.
>>43569393>implying we're not gonna friendzone the FUCK out of Hilde so that Siegfried can get all up in that
I just realized if we had went with pirate we may have known Ivy.We may have missed out on something good.
>>43569497>Implying we would've known Cervantes well enough to know Ivy by extensionUnless there's something I'm missing. If anything, if we went pirate, we would've been on good speaking terms with Maxi.
>>43569497Dude, Ivy is absurdly repressed, and won't stop being so until she figures out how to remove the taint from her system.
>>43569526>>43569534If we went pirate we could be Captain right now.
>>43569526Not know him per se, but hunting him we would have possibly come across her.>>43569534Isn't she also basically a soulless puppet now too?
>>43569554Are you saying we could be heroes, if just for one day?
>>43569581Fuck that, we'd be getting shitfaced with Yoshimitsu.
>>43569561>Isn't she also basically a soulless puppet now too?In Soul Calibur 3 (I think), Cervantes stole Ivy's soul. To save herself, she used the artificial soul she was saving for a homunculus to replace her missing soul. This has stopped her aging process, rendering her functionally age-immortal.This hasn't happened yet, so Ivy's still a regular human. She's just a very reclusive English noblewoman who is deep into alchemy and swore a vow of chastity to prevent her blood curse from spreading.
>>43569581God dammit anon, now I'm picturing Ivy singing the female half of the love song medley from Moulin Rouge.I don't think my heart can handle this much d'awwwww.
>>43569623I think she'd look better in the suit.>Vow of chastity That's adorable.
>>43569643What part of 4chan did I suddenly wander into?
>>43569665Welcome to /tg/
>>43569661Seriously. Until she breaks her blood curse and severs her connection to Soul Edge and her biological father Cervantes, Ivy swore herself to celibacy to prevent the cursed bloodline from continuing.
>>43569288>>43569314>>43569329>>43569356>>43569383You don’t leave Hilde’s chambers, in fact, you walk a bit closer to her. “How have you been? We haven’t had much of a chance to speak since... well, everything that’s happened. I worry about you sometimes, it must be difficult to rule an entire kingdom by yourself.” Hilde gives you a faint smile, brushing a lock of red hair from her cheek. “It has been difficult, and I appreciate your concern. I wish we could go back to when everything was so simple, but looking back to the past won’t help anything. I need to be strong, for my people. The entire kingdom is reliant on me, and I will not fail them.” Despite how completely tired and stressed she seems, in that moment her resolve is powerful enough you think she could take on the Azure Knight himself completely on her own. You smile, “If anyone could lead us to victory, it would be you, your highness. I was thinking, I saw nothing of the sword, but perhaps the prisoner did? You know I want justice to be served properly, but we should interrogate her, see what she knows first. I did my best, but I am not an interrogator.” Hilde nods, “I’ll have people question her, see what they can find out.” As you step out to leave, Hilde calls out to you, “Edgar, thank you.” You nod, and return to your chambers, drifting off to a restless sleep. > That’s the end of Part 1 of Soul Calibur Quest!I had a lot of fun running that, if you have any suggestion, comments, questions, or anything, I’ll stick around for a bit, but I haven’t slept for quite a while, so I may pass out soon enough. I’ll be running around noon-3 PM EST tomorrow or the day after that. I’ll also look into getting a twitter and such.
>>43569683I just meant the musical "D'aww" shit.But nigga damn.
>>43569708>Ivy swore herself to celibacy to prevent the cursed bloodline from continuing.Couldn's she like just use some kind of protection?
>>43569714Yeah, I save that picture for occasions like this.>>43569709So, why are we so buddy buddy with Hilde, what's her opinion of us?
>>43569765>You had been friends with the princess for years, even before her father had gone mad and she’d ascended to the throne. She had knighted you personally, only a few days after she’d been made into the defacto leader of the kingdom, and you still look back on that memory fondly.We appear to be one of her confidantes and are on a first-name basis with her.
>>43569765You've known her for a pretty long time. You were basically adopted at an early age by Sir Hartwin, who was the king's most trusted advisor, so the two of you were pretty close growing up. Ever since she became ruler and you got knighted, the two of you have interacted less and less, but she still thinks of you as an incredibly valuable friend.
>>43569796>>43569812Oh, ok, cool so we basically have the ear of a Queen, we should exploit this in the future.
>>43569709My only critism was the fight seemed to go by rather quick for my taste.
>>43569938>Fighting a dodgy cunt with a strange weapon>Give her a concussion and break her leg>Fight over
>>43569979Hope you don't bitch if we get one-shotted by the powerhouse characters.
>>43570003In Tira's defense, this isn't SC3, so she's not made full named character status yet.
>>43570024And MC qualifies for that?He's basically discount male Hilde.