You head into the locker room and feel your phone buzz in your pocket. You look down and open the text while you grab some fresh workout clothes and head for a locker. It's from Jennifer.“Your roommate and I made a few bets on our games. I won. We'll be along to the gym shortly to cheer you on.”You open up a locker and stuff your bag into it before starting to get changed. You're dreading what might be involved. Meliora is probably going to kick your ass if Jennifer forced her into a cheerleader uniform or something. You pause for a moment and slowly turn to look at the locker number, closing the door slightly. Number four. Sammy said something about that, didn't she?Your bag is launched from the locker, striking you in the chest. Fortunately it's not especially heavy. You can hear soft cackling, and the locker door slams closed. You rise to your feet and look at the locker. Sammy was right, haunted locker room. You reach for locker number five to avoid disturbing the ghost, and the door swings open sharply, knocking your hand aside, before more cackling fills the air. A sense of foreboding comes over you, like there's something right behind you, and a soft voice whispers in your ear.“Boo...~”You turn around slowly and come face to face with... nothing. Rule one of ghosts, they're invisible. You reach out and poke at the air, swiping your hand around to try to grab hold of something. Rule two of ghosts, they're also intangible. These aren't actual rules from your dad's notebook, you're just making things up on the fly. You're pretty sure your dad's notebook doesn't have a thing on ghosts. You'll have to update it when you get back to your room. You turn back to your bag and pick it up, checking the contents to make sure everything is alright.“Seriously? Not even a scream? Is your brain made of glue or something?”
You look up to find a cloud of blue-green mist forming in front of you. A face emerges from it suddenly, contorted by pain and screaming, the eyes sewn shut. You manage not to wet yourself as you fall on your backside, which is probably the only positive thing you can say about the experience. You didn't scream so much as yelp though, which is also a plus.The face bursts into laughter as the rest of the ghost's body materializes, and she peels off the stringy strands of ectoplasm covering her eyes, grinning and discarding the fake threads. She opens her eyes and removes her head, stretching a little before reattaching it.“There we go! That was a good reaction. Aah... man.”She drifts over to your bag and picks it up, dumping the contents out and examining it.“Not bad, not bad... This should do just fine.”She climbs inside your bag, vanishing into it, and it glows softly for a moment before levitating.“Fear me, human, for I have taken total control of your worldly possession!”You watch the bag hover closer before it opens wide, and you roll out of the way as it attempts to latch onto your head. The bag turns around for another attempt, and you grab it and wrestle it to the ground. It's damp and a little sticky, and the ghost emerges from it in a huff.“What's with you? I'm trying to do my poltergeist thing and you're completely ruining it!”You look at your hands. They're covered in sticky slime. Ew.“I've had a really long day of intimidating vampires, fooling around with werewolves and designing a religion from the ground up for what I hope is a haunted suit of armor that teaches history class.”You turn to the ghost.“This is probably the most normal thing to happen to me all day.”The ghost blinks, before poking your nose.“Boop.”
>Character sheethttp://pastebin.com/sYia7YGa>RulesSame system as Become The Dragon Quest. If you don't know what that is, it's best of three d20 rolls. I name a stat that sums up what you're trying to do, and if I don't name a relevant skill, you try to fill in the blank based on what you're trying to accomplish. “Break open the door” might be Strength based, but if you've been playing baseball after school and there's a lead pipe nearby, you could apply your Baseball skill to the roll. A 20 on the die is a crit threat, and if either of the other two rolls is 20 or higher after mods, it's a critical. A crit fail is when you have two or more 1s. So far this system has worked out well enough. We'll get into combat rules as needed, but in basic terms you have wounds, not HP, and the worse the wounds, the more penalties you accrue while doing other things.Most Important Rule:Have fun.Quest Twitter: @BecomeQM>Ignore the spooky lady, finish getting changed>Talk to the ghost, see what her deal is>Go somewhere else to get changed>Other (write-in)-Replies might be a little slow to start tonight since I've got a few things going on, but it's mostly stuff that only takes a few minutes to take care of, and one big thing in a few hours.
>>44267107>>Talk to the ghost, see what her deal is
>>44267107>Talk to the ghost, see what her deal is
>>44267107>>Talk to the ghost, see what her deal is>>Other (write-in) Keep on changing as we talk, she'll perv if she wants to.
A LURKER TO DEFEAT METAL GEAR!!
You grab a spare towel from the pile and clean off your hands, wiping your bag down a bit to try to get it dry. You really hope this slime won't leave a stain.“So you're a poltergeist?”The ghost drifts around you, hovering around on her back as though floating around in a pool.“It's an unliving. Pays the bills.”You look up just in time for her to phase her arm through your head. All you can see is blue-green mist for a few seconds before she withdraws her hand again with a laugh.“But seriously, I'm Presence. What you're seeing right now? Physical Presence. And when I'm not forming a body out of ectoplasm, I'm Presence of Mind. Pretty clever, right?”You nod a bit and resume getting changed. You're not stripping naked or anything, and if she's invisible you won't be able to tell if she's peeping on you.“It's pretty good. So what's the deal with locker four then?”Presence shrugs a little, flipping upside-down and drifting towards it.“I got assigned to it. It's an unlucky number in some cultures. I got eaten by a vampire when I dumped paint on her head for being a bitch while I was trying to make a portrait of my friend, and this reaper lady said I had a... spark, or something. I think it's like unfinished business. So I got assigned a place to haunt while I work that out.”You pull on your shirt and Presence immediately yanks down your shorts with a grin, before pulling your shirt up to cover your face. You take a moment to untangle yourself and Presence grabs your bag, floating around with it.“I'm honestly getting pretty sick of this gig though. No one ever uses my locker anymore. Mind if I just haunt you instead?”You open your mouth to speak and Presence hugs you.“Oh, I knew you'd understand! Don't worry, we'll be best friends! Except for the part where I prank you on a regular basis without rhyme or reason!”
She licks the side of your face, leaving a slimy trail along your cheek. She cackles for a moment before vanishing into your bag once more. You wipe your face clean again and look at your book bag. You liked that book bag, and now it's the residence of a poltergeist.>Go to the track practice, deal with exorcising your stuff later>Take the bag and go see Angie right away, this shit will not fly>Try to haggle with the ghost, come to a mutually beneficial arrangement>Other (write-in)
>>44267356>>Try to haggle with the ghost, come to a mutually beneficial arrangement
>>44267356>Stare forlornly at what has become of one of the few possessions you actually had since you were younger, reduced to nothing more than the dwelling of some hyperactive spirit.
>>44267356>Try to haggle with the ghost, come to a mutually beneficial arrangementWe have a ghost in our bag and a mini-golem-AI-thing in our cellphone. What's next? A vampire in our stake?Ironic. But rad.
>>44267356>>Try to haggle with the ghost, come to a mutually beneficial arrangementOur possession is possessed, and not by us! Except it is, but, y'know, whatever.
So it looks like you're negotiating.>Offer to help Presence find and complete her unfinished business>Offer to help Presence find other people to prank>Offer to help Presence find a better victim for her mischief>Other (write-in)
>>44267470>Offer to help Presence find and complete her unfinished business
>>44267470>Offer to help Presence find other people to prank''At least until you finish that business thing that keeps you here.''
Schmooze roll, +1
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44267520
Rolled 8 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44267520
Rolled 20 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44267520
I blame BigBoss
>>44267614might as well, everyone else does
>>44267092"Boop."Fuck all the defending of sammy and hating on jennifer i've doneWaifu this bloodclart ghost, right fucking now.
>>44267614I blame myself too.It's not that much of a deal, though.It's not like we're going to die now or anything.You got the hemomancy tome because of my roll. Have some respect for your elders.
>>44267665>>44267564>>44267565poor rolls and ghost waifuingWhat is this, Phanty Quest?
>>44267690shut up blad, i've been here since day one too yaknow.>>44267718fuck your panty quest nyigguhand i say fuck the ghostor new best friend because boopshe booped us maynperfectangie did thisnext time we sleep ask angie if it's possible to fuck a ghost
"If you're pranking me all the time then I won't help you finish up whatever you have to do."Your bag stirs briefly, and Presence sticks out her head."Say what now?"You pick up your bag and put it in the locker."I'll help you out with your unfinished business so long as you can keep the pranking to a minimum."Presence nods slightly."Minimum, got it. I will minimize the pranking."You shut the locker and take a moment to consider all the ways that this could horribly backfire. Presence's voice whispers in your ear."You look really stupid when you're deep in thought like that..."You hang your head for a moment. What you really need is some way of seeing spirits so you can keep track of Presence and prevent her pranks from causing a commotion. You suppose you could also go to the staff, or...You smile to yourself and head for the track. The paranormal club. If any group of potentially crazy idiots in this school will know how to deal with ghosts, it'll be them. You walk in to find most of the track team stretching and doing light warmups. No sign of Sammy, Andrea or the others yet though.>Limber up and get ready>Try to find someone you know>Other (write-in)
>>44267770>Limber up and get readyText Sammy first, vamps be up to something.
>>44267746So do I. And at least thank me for the blood magic before blaming it on me, lad.
>>44267770>>Limber up and get ready>>44267788agreed>Other (write-in) Text Sammy we might have solved things with the vamps, but keep an eye out.
Why are their namefags infesting this quest?
>>44267826Not a clue. But it is what it is. So long as it doesn't become a distraction it's fine.
>>44267791He shouldn't thank you. You said you didn't even roll back then, it's in the archives. Lying garbage. Additionally, it was a sneak roll, not a luck one, so it was probably just for if we fuck up while stealing the book with which book we get being predetermined. So you're responsible for fuck all even if you weren't a sack of worthless, lying trash.
>>44267873And now it's a distraction. Can we get another vote in before we start this kind of thing?
>>44267896Only had a name on because it's effort to keep putting it on and off, but if it's a distraction, fine.>>44267873Yeah!>Limber up and get ready
>>44267873Actually, I said I wasn't going to roll after that. I was the one who rolled for sneak in that library, so, let's say, if I hadn't, you would've been spotted by the vampires and shit would happen. Instead, you even had the ways to steal a fucking hemomancy tome, so...I still don't know why you blame me for shit. I though it was a joke, so I just laughed it off. It's a real thing?
>>44267896No votes, only shitposts and namefagging forever
>>44267985Drop your name like me or go back to making bad choices we can blame you for you raasclartlmao
>>44267985You rolled a roll for Sneak, and if you hadn't existed, the 21 would've gone in instead. So, no, you were still completely unnecessary.
>>44267770>limber up and get ready
You reach for your phone and pause. No pockets on these gym shorts. You sigh softly and feel something secure itself around your wrist. You look down to find a black watch with a design similar to your phone. It's a little bulky, and reminds you vaguely of the watches from that one cartoon with the robots and the medals, just with a bigger screen. You don't know if you should be pleased or concerned that your phone took the initiative to transform itself and follow you.You press a few buttons and open the message screen, typing out a little message to Sammy letting her know what happened with the vampires before sitting down to stretch. After a few minutes you spot Sammy emerging from the locker room with Andrea and the two vampire girls from before, all of them dressed for running. Sammy looks over at you and smiles, and Andrea gives a small wave, but the vampire girls ignore you."Alright, everyone, we're sprinting today!"Sammy heads for the starting line and waits for everyone else. As you line up with the group you spot Jennifer walking towards the bleachers in a jogging suit, holding a whistle. She blows it once, and Meliora walks in behind her. It's worse than you thought. She's in a pink cheerleader outfit with pompoms and pigtails.A few people start to laugh, and Jennifer blows her whistle again. Meliora hangs her head before doing the Red Fields Rah Rah Rah chant, complete with all the gestures. Almost everyone is in stitches, and Meliora looks like she's about to blow a fuse from anger and embarrassment.>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliation>Ignore them, don't stand out>Send Meliora a reassuring message>Send Jennifer a message complimenting her gaming skills>Other (write-in)
>>44268179>>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliation>Send Jennifer a message complimenting her gaming skills
>>44268179>Send Meliora a reassuring message>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliationJennifer knows already
>>44268179>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliation
>>44268179>>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliation
>>44268179>>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliation>>Send Meliora a reassuring messagethough it is VERY temping to make a vote for sending Mel a text saying "u r a qt ;P" to fuck with her
>>44268179>Get everyone moving, save Meliora from abject humiliation>Send Meliora a reassuring message
I'm kind of disappointed that nobody tried to stick the dick in the bag honestly.
>>44268268I'm kind of disappointed your mother kept the baby.
>>44268268Jennifer or the ghost?
>>44268303Ayyyyyyyyy>>44268268I asked to. leave a pocket pussy/fleshlight in there next time
>>44268303The ghost obviously.
>>44268333I was just asking on the off chance anon didn't read the pastebin.>>44268319And for that.
>>44268364>I was just asking on the off chance anon didn't read the pastebin.I did, but didn't follow the previous sessions so I'm a bit at loss. I'll try to get my bearings before I make an ass out myself.
>>44268364We didn't stick it in though. As such your context makes no sense.
You give Sammy a nudge, and you're almost disappointed to find her among the people laughing at Meliora."Can we get things moving before my roommate locks everyone out of our room forever? Because I live there."Sammy blushes and calms down a bit, nodding and smiling."Come on, everyone, warmup lap!"Sammy starts to jog around the track, and little by little the group follows behind her. You bring up the rear, sending Meliora a message letting her know it's not so bad. You debate sending a message to Jennifer, but there doesn't seem to be room for a phone in those pants. After the first lap, Sammy starts organizing people into groups for sprints, with everyone else doing light exercise while they wait. Your group consists of Andrea, a boy you don't know, the vampire girl with the short hair and two girls you don't recognize.-Speed roll, +2
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44268500
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44268500
Rolled 4 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44268500
>>44268516>>44268518>>44268522huh, this IS Phanty Quest.
The best thing you can say about your performance is that you didn't fall on your face or pull something. The moment you start running you get a cramp in your leg, and you limp along while everyone else runs ahead. You manage to work the cramp out before you get to the end, and you hustle along to the rest of your group. Andrea shakes her head."You're really letting me down here... I was looking forward to a proper race against you. I'll have to settle for our round two being a proper fight">Take it easy for the rest of practice>Go all out, you have a reputation to reclaim>Sit it out with Jennifer and Meliora for now>Other (write-in)
>>44268715>Go all out, you have a reputation to reclaim
>>44268715>>Go all out, you have a reputation to reclaimwhat could possibly go wrong?
Speed roll, +2
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44268846inb4 3 1s
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44268846TIMETODIE
Rolled 13 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44268846pls
>>44268866delicious unnatural 20+
You look at Andrea, then at the track."You want a race?"You crouch down and prepare to sprint."Then let's race."Andrea smirks a little bit and moves beside you."On your mark..."You smirk."Get set..."You can see a faint wisp of white around Andrea, and you focus your own magic, making your blood flow more quickly through your veins."Go!"You run all-out, pushing yourself as hard as you can. You don't even pay attention to Andrea, focused only on reaching the finish line as quickly as possible. You skid to a halt once you cross it and note that Andrea was ever so slightly slower than you were. You smile to yourself and let your heartbeat return to normal, sitting down."I win..."Andrea grins."Photo finish though..."She rests her hands on her knees."Nice work though...">Break time, chill til the end of practice with Sammy>Chill with Meliora and Jennifer>One more try, for show >Other (write-in)
>>44269054>Break time, chill til the end of practice with Sammy
>>44269054>>Break time, chill til the end of practice with Sammy
You give Andrea a thumb's up and head over to Sammy, who is standing around directing other people and making suggestions for exercise regiments. She perks up a bit when you walk over."Hi there. How's it going?"You gesture to the sprinting track."Just beat Andrea. Legs ache. Taking it easy."Sammy nods and smiles."In that case you can help me out with these."She hands you a few forms from her clipboard."I need to fill these out so we can travel to another school for the next track meet."She passes you a pen and you sit down beside her, noting things down on the forms. It's all pretty straightforward stuff, though you have to ask Sammy for some help with one part. Apparently every club and team has a unique identification code, and even different divisions within the same sport have a code.The rest of the track practice passes without incident. Your legs feel alright again by the end, and you stretch a bit to make sure while Sammy delivers a pep talk to the rest of the team. She walks back over to you, and you spare a quick glance at the bleachers. Jennifer is still there, but Meliora is long gone."So, what do you feel like doing now?">I've got a study session to get to, sorry>What do you feel like doing?>I've got other plans for the evening, sorry>Other (write-in)
>>44269713>I've got a study session to get to, sorryWe do have something planned, right?
>>44269783fuck, do we? I'm struggling to remember... Not the religion, I don't think. Or magic with Jennifer...
>>44269783With Catherine, yes, but you also told her you might be busy. Tobias didn't give a start time for the Paranormal club, he just said it was at night.
>>44269713>I've got a study session to get to, sorryGotta make a fake religion for class and I kinda promised. Man of my word ya know? Hang if I could.>>44269783Fake religion overview with Catherine then occult club.
>>44269713>Who do you feel like doing?
>>44269713>I've got a study session to get to, sorryChanging my vote
>>44269824is..... Catherine..... waifuable..... What she look like again?
>>44269713Let's bother Catherine like we said.
>>44270077Long black hair in a ponytail, glasses, shorter than you and slim.Yes, you can waifu her.
>>44270241Such shit taste, m8.
>>44270289>liking something that blocks the waifus faceI don't get the appeal, its right down there with braids with badness.
You shrug a bit and offer her a smile."I'm kinda booked for the time being. I've got a study session to get to. Then I've got another club meeting to attend. I'll be free after that though."Sammy pouts, before pausing and tilting her head."The paranormal club?"You nod."Yeah, why?"Sammy looks at you for a few moments, and turns and walks away with a frown. She looks over her shoulder at you."Don't get involved with them. They're bad news."You watch Sammy head off to the locker room and sigh. She was probably looking forward to spending time with you after last night, and now you've kinda blown her off. Better to let her cool down a bit for now. The part about the paranormal club being bad news is odd though. Maybe she's just worried about your social standing when you'll be hanging with a bunch of weirdos?You don't see Jennifer on the bleachers anymore, and you head off to the locker room to change. Presence pokes her head out of your bag and smirks at you. You tug your pants on and she climbs out to hover around you."Why so glum, chum?">Ignore Presence, you're in a hurry>Well, my girlfriend is upset with me>No reason, this is my default face>Other (write-in)
>>44270363>Well, my girlfriend is upset with me
>>44270363>>Other (write-in) What do you know about the paranormal club?
>>44270363"B-but Presence, this IS my happy face.">Pause for maybe laughter"But nah, I'll tell you later. Thoughts on the Paranormal Club at school?"
>>44270423thisthen flirt with the rudegyal ghost
>>44270354>Blocks the waifus facewhat the fuck Glasses are you looking atit isn't a fucking gas mask they're glasses>>44270363 no reason it's my default face
>>44270388>>44270391>Sleeps with their mother>Girlfriend>MFW
>>44270574We didn't sleep with her mother.Yet.
>>44270592OH right, we gave her a 'hand' As if that makes it any better,we're pricks. is what im trying to get across...
>>44270617Anti-waifu fuck everyone cause we're a teenager anons don't care.
>>44270625Some guys want to "shoot for harem ending" like that isn't a hell of a mess and really poor taste to actively try to achieve.
>>44270617No shit. What's next on your list of revelations? That the sky is blue?
>>44270705That we should stop calling her our girlfriend
>>44270733We haven't even started to call her that.Yet.
>>44270765>Well, my girlfriend is upset with me
>>44270733I agree. But I'm tired of these threads devolving into arguments.
>>44270363>No reason, this is my default face
>>44270790Wasn't said. Yet.Yes. I, too, tire of this joke.
>>44270733What else are we supposed to call her after agreeing to try a relationship and begin dating?
>>44270884Our friend. We don't call her gf until both sides have agreed to date exclusively.
>>44270884Our literal bitch
>>44270927We have two of those
>>44271161The alpha gets all females in a pack.
Copying my post from thread 16">jennifer has self admitted to being a master manipulator>jennifer knew sammy would react violently>sammy saying that she'd gotten to you too and we vehemently defended her>knew we'd try and step in cos we're oliver and that's what we fucking do>stopped us going out to look for her, even after we'd gotten better>"she'll be fine" even though it was only due to the friend we sent to look for her she isn't dead/missing>got her lewds out of it, pulling us closer to her from sammy>none of the answers from the blood magic conflict with what she's doing now since she's closer to sammy then ever, and she really is testing you, hardI thought I wouldn't need to shadowrun anymore, but you bumbaclarts have forgotten about shadowrunning in the name of waifu wars and attempted harem route-ing.speaking of,>Student File Getto!"
>>44271272Not Silver. Silver is stupid for no real reason. This is shadowrunning. Possibly accurate shadowrunning too.
>>44271272are You the anon that tries to call out silver every thread and except for like once or twice was actually right?
>>44271272Silver is not, in fact, shorthand for someone with an idea you don't like.
>>44271251>jennifer knew sammy would react violentlyAnd didn't want us getting involved. >>sammy saying that she'd gotten to you too and we vehemently defended herBecause Jennifer was telling the truth. Patrick was abusing her unknowingly >>knew we'd try and step in cos we're oliver and that's what we fucking doDebatable >>stopped us going out to look for her, even after we'd gotten betterWe hadn't gotten better. We literally couldn't walk without Jennifer holding us up.If you want to shadowrun, consider what the vamps said about Sammy manipulating the fuck out of us. Not saying she is, but they implied it.We need Jennifer for magic training, get over it.
>>44271453Need is a strong word.
>>44271453Nah, Im sure we would've found out a way to go about training ourselves, we're not retarded.
>>44271555Well trips don't lie, but I still think we should learn some elemental magic from her. It's the easiest to learn, and all the types of magic are interrelated.plus we can Roy Mustang shit.
>>44271589Honestly Wind is probably closer to our mindset than fire. We've never been really angry and value freedom of choice and movement over raw power and destruction, of course sufficient wind creates lightning which is a bitch to deal with.
>>44271615Wind also probably has general agility and dodge enhancement spells under it.
>>44271645I can totally see Oliver using it to troll super naturals with. Just nonchalantly dodging or stay just out of reach in the air."Nope, nuh-uh, try again, ooooooh so close, wait, wait, I blinked for that one, etc."
>>44271615So are we becoming the new Avatar?
>>44271803Hopefully not. Each one is bad at their job in unique and crippling ways.
>>44271803Nope. just picking up 1-2 elemental styles for when Bloodmagic is on cooldown or we need a helping hand.
>>44271453>And didn't want us getting involved. according to jennifer, who knew we'd get involved because we're motherfucking oliver>Because Jennifer was telling the truth. according to jennifer>Debatable it's really not, a ghost haunted us and within 5 minutes we're talking about trying to help free it from it's curse, it's what oliver fucking does.>We hadn't gotten better. We literally couldn't walk without Jennifer holding us up.read the archive, and even if not, "she'll be fine" even though she would've died without us sending our golem roommate is a point you've neglected to refute, aswell as the other shit you've not cherry picked, because you can't.>consider what the vamps said about Sammy manipulating the fuck out of uslmao, the runt? ahahasure m8i didn't pick to waifu her, but if you believe the self professed master manipulator isn't scheming more than her runt daughteru then you the government should be sending you autism bux every month m8>We need Jennifer for magic training, get over it.ahha, sound like a child blud, "we're doing this because I said so!"like, i'm not gonna vote to shoot her with silver, or stop learning magic while she's here, but actions like letting her take our weekends away and giving her control of any and all choices isn't such a great idea, it was all food for thought
15 minute intermission, time to catch up and post
You take out your phone and check it for messages before looking at Presence."What are you talking about? This is my usual face."Presence looks at you for a few seconds before bursting out laughing and floating higher."Riot. But seriously, who pissed in your cornflakes?"You head for the door."I'll tell you later. I think my... sorta girlfriend is mad at me."Presence cackles."Ah, to be young and in love... and alive. And with functional reproductive organs. My point is that it could be a lot worse and you can at least jack off and feel better. If you need a little slime to coat your hand in first, I'm your gal."You shiver at the thought. You can't imagine it feeling anything other than vile. Presence vanishes into your bag as you exit the locker room, and you text Catherine to ask where she is, but there's no reply.-Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 20 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44272224
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44272224
>>44272278>>44272253>>44272238Well done anons...well done...
>>44272308You are welcome, shame about no crit.
>>44272308Yea, bout that >>44272278>>44272253
>>44271873>crippling ways.I chuckled.
>>44272224>If you need a little slime to coat your hand in first, I'm your gal."That would make it some sweet hand/blowjob
>>44272323What? It's best of three.
>>44271998Mate, if you think Sammy doesn't have her own agenda, you need to brush up on your shadowrunning skills. Yes, she's a runt. Her inability to fully draw on the werewolf curse means she needs to be able to manipulate others into helping her, more so than any of the other wolves.
>>44272395That's what she needs to do but not necessarily what she did given how she wound up being in the situations she was at the beginning of the quest.
>>44272395I think she has some agenda, QM ddid say that everyone has an agneda and is out to get you and shadowrunnning and paranoid is what the quest lives on, but sammy truly likes us aswell as manipulating, and so does her mother.But her mom is manipulating us way harder.>>44272224We're fucking this ghost.
>>44272522We'll see. Let's just continue to be suspicious of everyone, and work on our magic. We'll put Dracula to shame by the time we're done. Don't forget, student file after paranormal club. And after we've looked at it, we should ask our pocket AI to figure out who else has accessed it.
>>44272572Couldn't we just ask Mel's dad instead of going all secret agent and risking shit? He's the one that tipped us off to it being abnormal like it was no major thing.
>>44272569>her mom is manipulating us way harder.Yes, but at least she seems to be being honest about it. Sits better with me than someone lying about their agenda.
>>44272606Because how can we know that he'd show us the real one? And just because teachers have free access to it, doesn't mean students do.
Why, in this quest, do anons want to fuck everything that at the very least identifies as female?I swear to god you fuckers would try to go down on a bearded zombie midget in a tutu with a rotting, 20ft cock if his/her/its giggles were written "cute" enough.
>>44272606We can't ask him that that would put him in trouble. Besides if we do it ourself we can make sure no screw ups happens
>>44272619true, but the way she's like "oh, i'm a master manipulator" then is like "except for you" annoys me.>>44272643Yeah!any other student could sneak in and look at our file and see us as a hunter or w/e else it says>>44272679>do it ourself>no screw upsI like your naivete, so i have to agree with you
>>44272669What you mean you wouldn't fuck a zombie?
>>44272701Sorry you find it annoying. I find it more relatable, probably because I was in a relatable situation growing up. She's lied and manipulated her ass off to try to keep safe, and I can understand that. She wanted to use us to get in a safer position, and it's understandable. Also, I think she thinks more of her own ability to manipulate than it actually is. A true "master manipulator" would never admit to being such.>>44272731Nah, it'd be cold, and there might be staples in unpleasant places.>>44272669Did you expect this to not attract the slimegirl fans?
>>44272856Unless she admits to such to put you in a false state of security so that you know she won't tryo to manipulate you, I get where you're coming from though, and it's reasonable, I jsut don't think all of her manipulation is to keep safe, werewolves have this power and greed boner that can't be contained that she has too in my eyes
All these shadowruns...
>>44272945SHADOWRUN QUEST NIGGA
>>44272945I'm here only to bang monster girls.>>44272856What about vampires? But in this world they're more like cursed humans then re-animated corpses.
>>44273055It's... it's a highschool with some monsters. We're not exactly black-ops, here.
>>44272933Well, she said she's not looking to leave the pack until she's got a place to go to, so even the greed thing is above board. And honestly, if she does have an urge to accumulate wealth, we should get her to do so in a way that will benefit us. Like maybe we should do some pickpocketing and acquire funds for her to invest/test her.>>44272945That's what vampire life is, anon. Century long plots and games, because it's the best way to avoid ennui.
>>44273087READ THE MUTHAFUCKIN ARCHIVE. It TOTALLY is 50% splinter cell, 50% politics. Hell, Oliver's basically the son of Sam Fisher and John Constantine.
>>44273151Not everyone is a centuries old vampire, shadowrunning excessively can only hamper us.
>>44273194>Not everyone is a centuries old vampireIndeed but everyone has to react and try to keep even with them or else they get taken out. So every major player is at that level.>shadowrunning excessively can only hamper us.Saved our and our friend's asses more often that not.
>>44273194But a healthy dose of suspicion will keep us alive, Oliver's nothing like a normal high school kid. If anything, treat him like 17 year old Dean Winchester, cause that's the life he's been leading.
>>44273237>healthy dose of suspicionHence why I said excessively.
>>44273275Well, I think entertaining the possibility that the vamps were being honest when they didn't know we were there to be reasonable. I want to see the student file, and find out who's accessed it, that all seems reasonable to me for who Oliver is.
>>44273369We will problably need a hacker to dig our on file. Don't know how secure is the student's file but if a teen can acess it we could potencialy know a lot about other students too.
>>44273448...we have two (potentially untrustworthy) options there. Meliora, or our phone AI(whose name I forgot, Med-something).I think we try our phone first.
I wonder what Sammy will look like when we fix her curse...
>>44273588Like herself minus the ears and tail unless she half shifts.
>>44273126I'm not, i'm running and can't be arsed to keep switching it.>>44273111true, but we shouldn't rule out greed or power, she could jip us at a moment's notice>>44273087We've done nothing but be black ops and KGB agents, it's great.>>44273151lmao>>44273219>Saved our and our friend's asses more often that not.damn straight>>44273369student file brooo>>44273588that makes me supernaturally hardfuck
>>44273588More like her mom, probably. Since the "cure" is to make one curse stronger than the other. And it's her dad's curse that is the problem.
>>44273614Betcha Sophie's mom looks like this.
>>44273653betcha sophie's mom would get that super ordinary human D
>>44273614Then stop running your quest.
>>44273653Nope, That clan shown no demonic taint, just ordinary werewolf curse. We might summon one of those though, which may be an issue.
It takes you some searching around the school to find Catherine, and when you do you've burnt through any potential study time. You didn't expect to glimpse her heading into the locker rooms near the pool so late in the evening. Aren't there supposed to be dangerous merpeople or something that gather there for parti-Oh.Oooh. Waxy paper. She wrote her version of the religion on waterproof paper. Well, you don't have much time before the sun sets now.>Investigate mermaid activity>Head to the paranormal club for whatever big thing they have going on>Go hang out with Sammy>Figure out where the heck Jennifer and Meliora went>Student file time>Other (write-in)
>>44273653That's pretty hot.
>>44273614>we shouldn't rule out greed or power, she could jip us at a moment's noticeWell, she's trying to make us stronger, and that's why I want to get some funds to test her with. At the moment she's manipulating on our behalf. And don't forget, we're the only person who can fulfill her (rather weird, super specific) fetish. Well, us and any other blood mages.
>>44273700>>Investigate mermaid activity
>>44273700Anything about mermaids in the notes?
>>44273700>Head to the paranormal club for whatever big thing they have going on
>>44273691No>>44273715>At the moment she's manipulating on our behalf. And don't forget, we're the only person who can fulfill her (rather weird, super specific) fetish.Manipulating us on our behalf for her behalf. Should we be offended at that really?You've turned me round a little anon, though I still don't trust her, or anybody.>>44273711 fish pussy >>44273700>>Investigate mermaid activity by calling out to herthen>>Head to the paranormal club for whatever big thing they have going on
>>44273700>Text Catherine, "just saw you head into the locker room, sorry I missed you again. Do you want to try meeting up later? I can text you again once I'm done with this club.">Head to the paranormal club for whatever big thing they have going onWe can do the student file thing, then meet up with her.
>>44273700>>Investigate mermaid activityCuriosity rising...
>>44273700>Check notesIf nothing totally dangerous, >Investigate Mermaid Activities,If Dangerous>>>44273700>Head to paranormal club
>>44273794>>44273748I think our notes are back in our room....
>>44273801You're back in our room faggot.
>>44273801Come out of the closet already, faggot!
>>4427365311/10 would waifu and hold hands in public.
>>44273801I would think Oliver would have skimmed through the notes to see what monsters are mentioned in there.
>>44273823>>44273852Isn't it past your bedtime, kids?
>>44273748"Merfolk fall into three major categories. Sirens, mermaids and fishfolk. Do not engage in or around water. Highly intelligent, highly mobile in water. Mermaids tend to be shy, sirens tend to be ostentatious, fishfolk tend to serve as guardians of their cousins, and can be brutally aggressive when defending their kin."
>>44273888Another trips. Stay away from them in the pool. Got it.
>>44273888So Cath is a mermaid and likely meeting others who fall in the other 2 categories.Test to call us when she's done swimming.
>>44273888YESGO INLETS CATCH US A MERMAID FELLAS
>>44273887Pfft. Look at this child caring about looking adult!Quick! We need smug anime girls!
>>44273967>fishfolk tend to serve as guardians of their cousins, and can be brutally aggressive when defending their kin."Also we can't breathe in water, and lord knows we'd fall to a Siren song. Not worth it.
>>44273888Wait wait wait... acording to her behavior this would made Catherine a mermaid? Where is the fish tail?
>>44274000She either can shed her skin like Selkie's of myth, or can use shapechange magic.
>>44273988She's clearly a mermaid, she was shy in class. and didn't hum or sing, that would be our sign.Lets do it
>>44274000It's magic, their legs turn into a tail.
could we use blood magic to deafen ourselves temporarily?
>>44274020There might be sirens at the party.
>>44274020>Being alone in the mermaid meeting groundshah no.>>44274024prolly need a spell for it, but maybe.
>>44274056Got it,BQTM put in our ear plugs.
>>44274020You want to gamble on her being alone? I say do this,>>44273774 we can peek some day when we're less busy.
>>44274102as long as we get to see her i dont care
>>44274016>Selkie's>google it>chubby mermaidsI have a new fetish now...
>>44274076>implying ear plugs can protect us from magical singing
>>44274157>implying they can'tMagical soundwaves are still soundwaves
>>44274157>That why they're ENCHANTED ear plugs
>>44274131I thought selkies were seal-girls though.
You pull out your phone and send Catherine a quick text letting her know you just barely missed her, and to give you a call when she's done swimming. You also wish her luck with whatever is rumored to be there at night, and that you'll text her again when you get out of your club.You turn around to head for the room listed on Tobias' business card and bump straight into someone who, at first glance, makes you think of a shark. He doesn't actually look like one, but it's the impression you get from him. He pushes past you and heads for the pool."You should pay more attention to where you're going. Don't want any accidents, right?"He grins. For an instant you see shark teeth, and he walks away laughing. You take a few moments to gather your thoughts before heading off to the paranormal club room. When you arrive you're greeted by the smell of incense and candles, the room decorated with banners and posters covered in various symbols.At the center of the room sits a boy dressed in black robes, pouring over some sort of book. The pages are wooden plates with images and words etched into them, and the boy is muttering and chanting as he turns each page. He doesn't seem to have noticed you. As you move closer to take a look you feel a sharp pain at the back of your head, as though the book's contents hurt to comprehend, even if you can't understand the words.The boy turns to face you suddenly, eyes wide. One eye is bright green, and the other a deep, blood red. He closes the book and rises to his feet, hiding the book behind his back. He looks terrified."You have seen nothing! Say it!"You clutch your head and feel an arm around your shoulders as Tobias enters the room, all smiles."Hey there, buddy! How's it going? Find the place alright?">Abort! Abort!>I'm fine. Everything is fine. I didn't see anything.>Yeah, no worries. What's that book? Interesting stuff.>Other (write-in)
>>44274184It varies from myth to myth.
>>44274188>>Yeah, no worries. What's that book? Interesting stuff.
>>44274184Seal-girls are chubby anon. But you aren't wrong.
>>44274175We don't know enough. If Sirens sing with deep soundwaves, earplugs won't protect us. Bone conductivity and all.>>44274180>implying we have any. The pastebin has our complete equipment list. And we're going to be late for this "big thing"
>>44274188>>I'm fine. Everything is fine. I didn't see anything.Yeah I did, didn't know when to come though, really need to tell a guy that.
>>44274188>>I'm fine. Everything is fine. I didn't see anything.Remember. Dumb innocent guy that knows nothing of the paranormal and certainly has NO defence against its influence.
>>44274215>Pulling the exact same shit that we did against Vanessa>Thinking it'll work.
>>44274188>Yeah, no worries. What's that book? Interesting stuff.Is it necromancy? Because I have mixed feelings about necromancy.
>>44274188>I'm fine. Everything is fine. I didn't see anything.
>>44274188>mfw the boy's from free are all fishfolk>mfw we just bumped with NOT!Rin Matsuoka
>>44274247we're professional "hey what's that book for"-ers though anon.
>>44274188Hastur, Hastur, Hast- Nyarlethotep, you want in on this?!
>>44274215>>44274259WE SHOULD NOT OUT OURSELVES, especially if this guy has mind fucked the others. Play it cool and innocent, then look shit up and end him.>>44274279kek>>44274281No when it could get us killed, incredibly easily.
>>44274279Well, he is a bipedal shark person.Also, 50% Off
>>44274300I'm sad we are a boy now...wanted to date some of the free boys. Specialy a NOT!Makoto Tachibana
>>44274378another quest for another time, anon
Home now, having a quick snack while Windows updates. Back in 5-10
>>44274378...why are some anons so obsessed with turning this into a dating quest? Seriously, I don't see the appeal.
>>44274518cause we're lonely anonsalso because romance is a good part of any adventure and we're already romancing the Sammy, so it'd be dumb to stop now
>>44274518Virgins. Virgins everywhere.Also: Romance creates drama and drama creates interesting storylines.
>>44274518I'm lonely. Besides i don't want it after all Oliver is straight as a arrow.
>>44274554After a while it stops being interesting and starts being obnoxious and forced.
>>44274554The drama argument is reasonable, but it'd be weak as the sole premise. If anons want that, they should go read a bodice-ripper. We'll get drama from the main plot, too.
You take a good look at Tobias. No sign of any sort of manipulation or mind control magic, though truth be told you don't know what signs to look for. You turn back to the other boy and smile.“Yeah, everything's fine. Nothing out of the ordinary.”Tobias grins and walks past you, patting the other boy on the back.“Sup, pres? Playing around with your spellbook thingie again?”The boy clears his throat.“It's a tome, Toby. It's a tome of eldritch magic and I'm trying to unlock its secrets. I was in the middle of some research when your... friend walked in.”The boy looks you over and squints.“Hmm. Well, he's human at least. But I can smell ectoplasm...”Tobias grins and sits down, looking at you.“See what I mean? Bradley knows all kinds of things. Looks like a ghost has been paying you a visit or something. Pretty cool, right?”You seriously hope that Presence can keep to herself long enough for you to not utterly blow your cover. Bradley looks at your bag and frowns, before shaking his head.“Anyway... Tonight, we've got something really special. Francine is doing a security check right now before I start opening the locks on it. The last thing we need is for our club supervisor to interrupt again...”Tobias leans towards you slightly.“The school nurse was the only one willing to sign on as our adviser, but she keeps taking our stuff if she thinks it's too dangerous. Total killjoy, but pretty cute when she's actually awake.”A girl with messy brown hair stumbles in and smiles.“All clear, Brad. Fire away.”She turns towards you, shrugs, and sits down.“Toby made a friend?”Bradley nods and pulls out an old wooden chest, removing five small metal locks one by one.“Seems like it. Now... behold.”
He sets the locks aside and opens the chest, revealing a book with a similar cover to your hemomancy tome. You can feel something stirring inside yourself just looking at it. Whatever that book Bradley was studying earlier was, it's no spellbook. This one is the real deal. Bradley grins as he opens the book up.“This is an ancient tome of powerful magic. I managed to get ahold of it for us to study. I think this one is some kind of text on summoning, but the words keep shifting whenever I try to read it, like it's trying to hide the meaning.”Bradley looks at you for a moment.“Tobias trusts you, so you can look as well. But you can't tell a soul. Got it?”>Let's have a look then>Nah, I'm good>Are you guys for real? This is totally made up!>Other (write-in)
>>44274843>let's have a Look then>(Mutter to yourself) Not like i have a soul to begin with.
>>44274843>>Let's have a look then>Stealth Text Angie and Meliora once we're away.>>44274888we patently do
>>44274843>>Let's have a look then
>>44274843>Let's have a look then
>>44274843You know if that book is what I think it is, than you don't want it trust me reapers hate that kind of thing.
Spirit roll, +2
>>44274843"Man if this is real it can only end badly...let's have a look"
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>4427495420 pls
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44274954My time to fuck it up
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44274954
>>44274968your time to make the best roll
>>44274968As you do moderately well.The club pres must have potential. Maybe he can read our aura for us, and all that other shit Jennifer said we needed to find someone to do.
>>44274843>angie is the club supervisorOkay now we NEED to be part of the club.
>>44275090Maybe she'll let us have some of those "dangerous items"
>>44275090We'll likely be her assistant>>44275111unlikely
You shrug and walk over to examine the book, looking at the pages. There's something strange about them, but it's not the pages. Whatever magic obscures this text, it's influencing your mind directly. You don't know how you can tell that, but it becomes immediately apparent the moment you take hold of the book. You focus for a few moments, and the pages become clear.“Congratulations to you, dear reader! As a practitioner of the magical arts able to see through this humble trick, you have proven yourself worthy of studying the fine craft of illusions. As you may or may not be disappointed to learn, this is not the tome of necromancy or demon summoning that this book conceals itself as. Apologies for any inconveniences. That said, perhaps this comes as good news to you.Hidden within these pages, behind obscure riddles, logic puzzles and tests of your ability to bend your mind and your perceptions to their limits, you will find the tools to do the same to others. Illusion magic is not just about what is, but what could be, what is impossible, and the spaces between. It is my sincere hope that you will find delight and amusement in this craft before it inevitably drives you to the brink of madness and all the way back around to some semblance of sanity.Good luck!”A cloud of confetti springs forth from the book, along with the sound of triumphant music, but no one else seems to notice it.>Can I borrow this?>Neat. You can have this back now.>Weird book. Mind if I keep reading? I think it's making a kind of sense>Other (write-in)
>Must resist telling club members that the best way to get around the narcoleptic nurse is threatening her coffee and caffeine stash.It'd be funny until the obituaries.
>>44275145>>Weird book. Mind if I keep reading? I think it's making a kind of sense
>>44275145>Weird book. Mind if I keep reading? I think it's making a kind of sense
>>44275145>"Oh, hey, cool, a book on illusions that bases its knowledge on and hides it behind puzzles, riddles, and other shit. That's pretty damn clever, actually, forces you to think outside the box when researching illusions."
>>44275145>Weird book. Mind if I keep looking at it?No need to tell anybody we can maybe understand it.
>>44275145>Weird book. Mind if I keep reading? I think it's making a kind of senseLet's train our own team of amateur illusionists.
>>44275145>Neat. You can have this back now.we don't wanna push ourselves, to them we have just been introduced into Paranormal so theres no reason to look further than we have
>>44275214we'll start a band and do our own effects. David and the Copperfields.
Spirit roll, +2 (to continue seeing through illusions)Smarts roll, +1 (to see if you learn anything useful)Schmooze roll, +1 (to conceal how much you know)
>>44275244I was thinking more "The 4 Horseman" illusionist thieves, but we could do both.
Rolled 3 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44275259spirit
Rolled 11 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44275259Spirit roll
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259Schmooze
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259schmooze
Rolled 19 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44275259Spirit
Rolled 11 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259Smarts
Rolled 11 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259schmooze roll
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259smarts
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259Smarts
>>44275273we can use the band as a cover rather than a magic show.
Rolled 10 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44275259>Schmooze roll, +1
>>4427528421spirit>>4427529717 smarts>>4427529612 schmmozeSo we learned something and see through Illusions easily but they know we know something.
>>44275297 Smarts 17>>44275284 Spirit 21>>44275296 smooze 12Well, I don't think they believe that we can't read it.
>>44275282>>44275283>>44275296What happend with our schmoozeness?
>>44275351They're human, we don't know how to talk to them.
>>44275351Traded it in earlier today for more soul power than Shaft. Might swap out later.
>>44275369That...kinda makes sense...in a sad way.
>>44275369Now that I think about it, we haven't had much normal human interaction.
>>44275351Everyone rushed rolling it, never rush schmooze rolls, it ends poorly.
>>44275402Nah it's because anons can't deal with normal social interactions so. Since a bunch of anons are controlling oliver it's only natural he would be weak against humans.
“This thing is pretty weird...”You turn a few pages, looking for the first spell.“Mind if I keep reading? I think I'm seeing a pattern...”You manage to find what looks like a table of contents, but really it's just a list of starting points. The first spell is probably buried under a series of riddles about perception, and it turns out to be a completely accurate guess, with the answer to the first riddle providing the page and section number of the next. You make it through the first two riddles before Bradley rests a hand on the tome.“A pattern, huh? Looks to me like you're just reading it.”You shrug slightly and smile.“I mean, I'm trying to. It's all kind of a jumble though. Like I said, it's pretty weird. It's kinda like one of those magic eye drawings.”You turn to the next section on your list and find the first spell, named Color. It's a simple spell for modifying the color of an object. There's no precision to it, it just turns the whole thing into a single color for as long as you concentrate on the spell. A note written along the edge of the page says that it's great for parties where you don't want anyone realizing you spiked the punch, and also for stage plays for fake blood.And then you run into your first stumbling block. Blood magic has arrays, symbols and patterns used to guide the magic, and each time you cast a spell the book itself helps you to chant the words properly, focusing the magic for you. The Color spell requires you to manipulate your magic unaided in order to function, something you haven't done before. You make a mental note of the process it describes and close the book, passing it back to Bradley.“So this is what you guys do? Sit around and look at neat books?”Bradley scoffs.“Hardly! We investigate paranormal activity all over the school! Tonight we're looking at the book because it's an impressive and important artifact.”
Tobias nods.“Pretty much, yeah. Normally we gather, trade notes and do some hunting, but tonight we're researching this spellbook. I'm hoping we actually manage to get something out of it before our adviser gets here...”>Well if that's all, I'm out. I'll be back the next time you guys go hunting>Fair enough. Maybe I should stick around and help then, I think I was getting somewhere>Other (write-in)
>>44275536>That adviser owes me a favour or two, don't worry, we're keeping the spellbook for tonight
>>44275536>Fair enough. Maybe I should stick around and help then, I think I was getting somewhere
>>44275536>>Fair enough. Maybe I should stick around and help then, I think I was getting somewhereBut if Catherine calls us, we should bail.
>>44275536>Fair enough, MAybe I should stick my dick in dis girlie here.
>>44275555Someone of the adults owning a teenager a favorNice joke Wynaut. I thought we were shadowrunning were.
>>44275555>>44275536I'll second this. We should be able to get her to back off. It's fairly harmless if they can't read it.
>>44275633She does, we bribed her with chocolate covered coffee beans, also she's both a) our demonic deals advisor, and b) an angel of deathAlso might qualify as our guardian angel, since she seems to enjoy giving us advice.
You smile a bit and lean back.“Alright then. Maybe I should stick around, try to help you out? I think I was getting somewhere with that thing.”Bradley shakes his head.“It won't be necessary. You were skipping around randomly, to properly understand a book on magic you must read it in the manner it is meant to be read. One page at a time, in order. I'm sure that Tobias and Francine will be more than happy to tell you all about our club activities though.”You regard Bradley for a moment. He's pretty smug for a guy wearing black robes and a colored contact lens without any sense of irony. He's also trying to use a book of illusion magic like a book of summoning magic, which makes him either stupid or completely non-proficient with magic. Either way, you don't like him that much.>Alright guys, fill me in on stuff>Well, if that's the attitude I can expect, maybe I should just leave>Walk out without a word, no time for his jackassery>Other (write-in)
>>44275633“The school nurse was the only one willing to sign on as our adviser, but she keeps taking our stuff if she thinks it's too dangerous."Throw the chocolate covered coffee beans at her if she starts shit,
>>44275714So how'd you know a ghost visited me? Had some spooky stuff going on in my locker.
>>44275691God dammit this people are normal humans. I told that so we can keep ourself in secret. We don't need to tell about stuff that would make us suspicious
>>44275714>Stand and walk away''I think you don't know that much about magic, then. Lame.''>Wait for Angie to get the book, then bribe her to give it to us.
>>44275714>Well, if that's the attitude I can expect, maybe I should just leave, and take my expertise on dealing with your adviser with me.I don't want to cast magic in his face just to be a dickhead, but if he keeps snarking us, he's gonna get it.>>44275746Coloured contact lense sees magic and paranormal, how he could see it in our bagGENIUS
>>44275714>You do know this is a book about Illusion magic yes?
>>44275714>Other (write-in)>You say that with so much authority. Have you ever successfully read a book of magic? How do I know that you're not just pouting because I seem to be getting somewhere and you couldn't? If he's gonna condescend, we'll be rude right back.
>>44275714>Well, if that's the attitude I can expect, maybe I should just leave
>>44275766>>44274188>As you move closer to take a look you feel a sharp pain at the back of your head, as though the book's contents hurt to comprehend, even if you can't understand the words.>The boy turns to face you suddenly, eyes wide. One eye is bright green, and the other a deep, blood red.I don't think he's completely human, if he's wearing colored lenses, it's probably to hide his eyes. There WAS something going on there.
>>44275714>>44275771>>44275765The guys an ass. Supportin'.
>>44275821Man was reading dark cthulu words, humans can do that with practice.Trust me, vampires and shit don't jsut instant see ghosts and shit because they're not normal either, ask him for a pair of his contacts, or whatever ritual he used for magic eyes.
>>44275714>Alright then fill me in on stuff.Try not to giggle.Bow out after a bit sating we need to work on our project maybe.
You get to your feet, watching Bradley carry the book over to a desk and lay it out to read over.“If that's the attitude I can expect here, maybe I should just leave. I mean, you act like you're some big authority on magic, but I think you're just ticked off because I was getting somewhere with it but you can't make sense of it.”Bradley doesn't even look up from the book. He's pointedly ignoring you. You head for the door and look over at Toby.“Sorry, pal, but I'm out for the time being.”You pause in the doorway and look over your shoulder.“And for the record, that's not a book on summoning magic.”You close the door behind yourself and check your phone for messages. Nothing from Sammy, a response from Meliora thanking you for sticking up for her, and something from Jennifer about how she got home alright but there's trouble brewing, and asking if tomorrow, Friday night, is a good time for your first proper magic lesson. You're about to start messaging people when Bradley bursts out the door. He looks at you accusingly“What do you mean it's not summoning magic!?”>It's illusion magic, and you're a moron. I'm leaving.>You wanna know? Maybe stop giving me so much lip and I'll explain.>I mean it's dismissal magic. See? Walking away now.>Other (write-in)
>>44275923>You wanna know? Maybe stop giving me so much lip and I'll explain.
>>44275923>>You wanna know? Maybe stop giving me so much lip and I'll explain.
>>44275923>turn that niggas eye the normal colour with the colour spell and then tell him to look at his reflection>Illusion magic
>>44275923>''Want to know? Read it your way, maybe some day you'll get it''Smirk, then leave. Fuck him.
>>44275923>>It's illusion magic, and you're a moron. I'm leaving.>Text Jennifer, "That was the deal, so yes."
>>44275821He's obviously a witcher(The magical kind not the monster hunting kind). You do know that mage's are just humans with magical power right? Problalby started the occult club to do that. He also could easily notice us as a human but didn't notice our henomancer aura. Which Jennifer told us some vampires and other creatures could see.
>>44275923>Illusion magicNot like they can without being able to magic anyway.
>>44275951>>44275953>>44275974>giving away info to dickwad for freebaka
>>44275969He must be a shit one then. We're brand fucking new and we could handle the illusions.
>>44275923>>I mean it's dismissal magic. See? Walking away now.
>>44275989It entices and ingratiates.Soon my friend. Soon.
>>44276007No it gives away info for free and makes him still be a dick to us, as well as laying our cards out on the table.
One moment while I try to properly tally the votes.
Did we find out if it was our book in particular that teacher was after or a different one?>>44276018it doesn'twe've already fucked up schmooze and have a ghost on our bag, he knows we know what we're doing.
>>44276045>it doesn'tId patently does>we've already fucked up schmooze and have a ghost on our bag, he knows we know what we're doing.OOOOOOOOOOOOOOr we've grown so adept at fooling creatures with magical super senses fooling a pleb tier human is easy for us.
>>44275996Oliver is'nt exatly a normal human. And i agreed he must be really bad he's after all still a teen.
>>44276045It was never confirmed. For all you know, it could be this one.
>>44276074And with that i will be going to bed. Good night anons try not to kill Oliver.
>>44276094an attempt will be made
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44276136lets check tonight's luck then shall we..
You look at Bradley for a few moments. You want more time with the book on illusions, and getting in good with these guys could lead to good things down the road, but you don't want to yield too much right now. You settle for goading him a little bit and leaving.“You really want my help now? Fine. Next time I come by, don't be so uppity. If you're going to be rude then I'm not gonna help you. Try to keep that book safe until next meeting.”You turn and walk away, leaving Bradley to stew. The book isn't useful to you right now since you don't know how to manipulate your magic into spells without your hemomancy tome. That would probably be a good focus for tomorrow night, and Jennifer will probably suggest the same anyway. You turn your attention back to your text messages. You decide to give Sammy and Catherine a nudge to check in on them, touch base with Meliora, and let Jennifer know that you're set for tomorrow night.>Head back to your room for now, do homework and study stuff>Student file time? Student file time.>Go back to the room and practice your blood magic>Other (write-in)
>>44276225>Student file time? Student file time.Let's get it done.
>>44276225>Student file time? Student file time.
>>44276225>LE SHADOWRUN STUDENT PHILIA THYME
>>44276225>Ask Catherine for the files if possible.>Meanwhile get our student file
>>44276169unlucky 13...>Student file time? Student file time.been putting this off for too long
>>44276225>Student file time? Student file time.AFTER ALL THIS TIMEYESSS
You decide it's time to find your student file, but before you do, you should probably make a checklist of things to do regarding the file, as well as how you plan to track it down. Sneaking around in your hero suit might be wise to obscure your identity, for instance, but it's also a little flashy and not meant for stealth missions without some modifications.
>>44276307Ski mask and bat repellant? EMP?Hm...Walk right up, pick locks like a mad man and escape into the vents where golems can't follow?
>>44276307I got a check list, getting me summa dat QM dick
>>44276307>avoid using hero suit if possible >use phone AI to acquire layout of security >get physical file and any access logs>maybe take Sammy's, Tobias's, and Catherine's as well That what you want, QM?
>>44276307Ski mask, something to mask scent, bobby pins, dark clothes, but first ask Meliora if she can tell us what's on it.
>>44276434Pretty much, yeah. A general overview of intent, in terms of methods and objectives.
>>44276307Can we ask for our file?
>>44276450I'd rather get it ourselves, so we can be sure it's the unedited version. I'm gonna laugh if it turns out we could have just asked to see it though.
>>44276452Okay, then all that>>44276434 and ask for Mel's help if we get caught by school security. She did say she owes us for one or two big things.
Sleuth roll, +1
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44276546>Sneaking for that QM peepee
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>44276546
>>44276546Sorry, wrong quest>>44276581This was me.
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44276546
Rolled 6 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44276546
Rolled 12 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44276546
Rolled 9 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44276602>>44276546God help me I swear I put dice in.
>>44276605Oh ye yi
The ski mask is a bit of a tall order, and you already have your suit to mask your scent, but you do get ahold of a map of the school on your phone, along with the locations of vents big enough to crawl through. The records room is on the ground floor, right next to the guidance office. Your phone cautions you against forced entry, since there's an alarm, and instead recommends making your way in through a vent.Or you could just try levitating the file out. Assuming it's the right size and all that jazz.>Vent crawl>Try to use convenient magic powers>Suit up first>Other (write-in)
>>44276682>Try to use convenient magic powers
>>44276682>Go and ask to see your file.
>>44276682>>Try to use convenient magic powers
>>44276682>Vent crawlMagic powers might be a little unreliable still, so they're a second choice.
>>44276682>Go and ask to see your file.Fuck it, I'm in.
>>44276682>Try to use convenient magic powersLet's do it
You head for the records room, slipping your suit on under your uniform and taking off the gloves. For now you're trying to avoid suspicion, but you also don't want to leave more of an impact than you need to. It's probably a good thing that you didn't immediately go for the vents, since the light is on and the door is open. You peek inside and spot someone rummaging through a filing cabinet with a flashlight. They're wearing the colors of a student uniform, but you can't tell if it's a boy's jacket or a girl's; they're almost entirely out of view.>Suit up and ask why they're breaking the law>Ask for your file and walk away, honor among thieves>Hide and observe for the time being>Use magic to stealthily obtain your file while the other person is busy>Other (write-in)
>>44276872>Use magic to stealthily obtain your file while the other person is busy
>>44276872>Other (write-in) Sneak up and whisper "Pssst, hey... what are we looking for?"
>>44276872>Ask for your file and walk away, honor among thievesShady is as shady does. Besides it'd be good to know who else is poking around.
>>44276872>Hide and observe for the time being
>>44276872This is me, >>44276898Replace with >>44276894
>>44276915deleting your post makes it easier
Sneak roll plus Conceal, +4
Rolled 7 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44276947Sneek
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44276947
Rolled 6 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44276947Come on 20
>>44276959Oh we surprise the FUCK out of them!
>>44276986you're welcome, shame no one confirmed it. 2nd crit that got left hanging today.
>>44277023it happens, it's still the highest possible success, just not God-Like
You sneak into the room slowly. You don't want to raise any sort of alarm by using your magic and missing completely or messing anything up. As you approach you hear a boy's voice, grumbling about something. As you get closer you spot that boy who's usually tailing Kim, that hall monitor girl. You crouch next to him and smile."So what are we looking for?"He passes you a folder and sighs."I have to find something and destroy it, it's the file for a student who died. I have to cover up that they were ever here, otherwise the school will get in trouble."You nod slightly."Cool."He pauses and turns to look at you, before jumping backwards and hitting his head on a drawer he pulled out. As he slumps to the ground you hear a soft beeping noise, the sound of an alarm being triggered. You carefully set the file down and wipe any fingerprints off of it.>Run like the wind>Grab your file and get out of there>Escape through the vents>Other (write-in)
>>44277067>>Grab your file and get out of thereHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>44277067>>Grab your file and get out of there
>>44277067>Grab your file and get out of thereTime to bounce.Maybe we should grab him too?
>>44277067>Grab your file and get out of there
>>44277067>Escape through the vents>Get the guy and drag him with usPerhaps gifts, or an accomplice we have blackmail on.
Sleuth roll plus Perception, +2
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44277161
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44277161we detective now
Rolled 6 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44277161
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44277161another 20 please?
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>44277161
>>44277185>>44277186>>44277187>>44277180>>44277201We found NOTHING and got LESS
Judgment call time. You're having trouble finding the file. Do you keep searching and increase your chances of being caught, or cut your losses and run?
>>44277234Cut our losses. We can always try again.
>>44277234Cut our losses.
>>44277234Live to fight another day>Bug out.
>>44277234Cut our losses drag what's his name with.
Rolled 1 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44277306
Rolled 14 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44277306oh god please...
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>44277306Please RNGods
>>44277347fuckin saved us, I hope
You slip back out of the room and duck behind a locker when you hear someone running towards you. You spot Kim, who skids into the room and screams at the top of her lungs."Luke! How could you!? You've become an enemy of justice! A vandal! A thief! I trusted you, and now you've proven yourself to be the same sort of scum we've thrown into detention every day! Have at you, villain!"You decide to hustle away while she's distracted so you don't become involved in this mess. You really hope this doesn't turn into a massive deal.Well, you didn't get the file, but the evening wasn't a total waste. Tomorrow you have more classes, then a magic lesson, and once you get the hang of the basics it's all fun and games from there, studying what you like and- Your phone buzzes and you check your messages. Sammy wants to know if you're finally free. Hmm.>Go spend some time with Sammy.>Check in with Catherine one last time, she's been really elusive. A slippery fish, so to speak.>Go to bed, it's getting late now and you'll need rest for your lessons>Other (write-in)-Last post of the night.
>>44277467>>Go spend some time with Sammy.The lady calls. Thanks for running, BQM.Any idea when you'll run next?
>>44277467>>Check in with Catherine one last time, she's been really elusive. A slippery fish, so to speak.
>>44277467>check in with catherine one last time, she's been really elusive. A slippery fish, so to speak
>>44277467>Check in with Catherine one last time, she's been really elusive. A slippery fish, so to speak.
>>44277467>Spend time with Sammy.>Text Catherine to meet in the morning. To go over stuff
>>44277487Probably Tuesday, but it depends. I'll keep you guys posted.
>>44277467>>Go to bed, it's getting late now and you'll need rest for your lessons>>Other Have a dream chat with angie about the student who died and the fact that she missed an eldritch tome on her last club sweep.
>>44277467>>Go spend some time with Sammy.
>>44277537good to know. I'll keep an eye on twitter in case it changeress.
>>44277467>Check in with Catherine one last time, she's been really elusive. A slippery fish, so to speak.I'm late to the show tonight, but here we go.