>Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Devil%20Summoner%20Task%20Force%20666%20Quest>Previous Session: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45806257/>General Pastebin: pastebin.com/u/TaskForceKaz>Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaskForceKazYou are Adrian Brown, a twenty five year-old third-year medical student living an otherwise normal American life in search of employment. That was until you woke up inside a direct and demon-infested hospital with four other victims of short-term memory loss. Together, the five of you managed to somehow survive by negotiating with demons and defeating those that were not so amicable. And upon escaping, the all of you realized that it wasn’t as simple as that. Task Force 666 a multinational organization dedicated to combating hostile demons and those that would use them for ill intentions. And the hellhole you just went through? That was your ‘job interview’, one that you passed with flying colors. When properly offered employment as an agent among the ranks, you accepted without too much hesitation or second thoughts. Duty to humanity and whatnot. You are now a Devil Summoner in the service of the Task Force, and the de-facto leader of East Coast Operations Rookie Team Three. It is your duty to protect mankind from all threats involving the demonic, but how you choose to carry out your orders is entirely up to you. The choices you make shall not only affect those around you, but the fate of the entire world itself…
[7:42 PM Wednesday, June 24th 2015]MacKay drives like a Christian late to Sunday morning mass, which is to say that he drives as recklessly as your mother used to when you were a kid. Fast, aggressive, completely faithful in the fact that if they were to die, they would be met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates. Such reckless devotion, but it was all within traffic laws, of course. But if the cacophony of honking was any indication, then the other drivers on the road weren’t too happy with his borderline ‘dukes-of-hazard’ skills. Not that you’re complaining. If anything, you’re glad that he’s driving as fast as he can. The sooner you find Madison and run her through the twenty questions, the sooner this case is over and done with and you can vaporize the Each-Uisage without a second thought. Ten minutes of Steve McQueen Simulator 2015 later, and MacKay pulls up in front of the address that Fitz punched into the GPS. It’s nestled in a quiet area of the town, just a mile deep off of the main road in a comfy suburban area. With the headlights on, you can make out the light purple hue of the horizontal sliding. The building itself has at least three floors, maybe a basement downstairs, but it’s hard to tell. “Jesus Christ,” Fitz mutters as she steps out of the car. The gravel underneath her boots shifts with a noticeable crunch. “What kind of person chooses paints a house in that color? It’s ugly as hell.”MacKay chortles. “I assure you that hell is infinitely uglier than this…peculiar choice of coloration. Still, it makes one wonder about the contractor’s state of mind.”“He was either off his rocker or he hated his kids,” You wryly mutter, cutting them off with a pointed look. “Alright, we’re approach it this way…”>Politely knock on the door.>Call Madison on Alyssa’s phone. >Custom option.
>>45866008>>Politely knock on the door.
>>45866008>>Call Madison on Alyssa’s phone.
>>45866008>Call Madison on Alyssa’s phone.She can let us in or if she wants to talk away from the house she can.
>>45866008>Call Madison on Alyssa’s phone. safest option knocking might freak her out.
>>45866037>>45866059>>45866457You pull out your cell phone with a deft motion. “Unless she’s somehow lost it, Madison still should have Alyssa’s phone. I’ll call and let her know that we’re here. Should give her some breathing room to get ready to head out.”They nod and set themselves as nonchalantly as they can as you hold the phone up to your ear. The sound of the dial tone drones on for a good ten seconds, and you’re worried that she won’t pick up. But your worries are quickly put to rest when the drone cuts off with a shaky breath. “H-hey, you’re…” Madison audibly swallows before continuing, “You’re here, right…? Ah…I…you wouldn’t call…”“Yeah, we’re here,” You cut her off with a gentle but firm gesture. “Okay, so…can you come down here, or…are we gonna have to come up there?”There’s a poignant moment of silence before she quietly whispers, “No, I’ll…just get the door.”Madison hangs up. In less than a minute, you hear the sound of a deadbolt sliding against metal and the sound of the luck tumbling open. Fitz and MacKay take up positions behind you as the door opens by the tiniest of margins to reveal the girl you met at the beach this morning. She looks like she’s been through hell. Her eyes are puffy, and from the lines going down her cheeks, it looked like she’d been crying. The person standing before you is a far cry from the haughty young lady that had driven you away from the charity stand this morning.“Wait…” She frowns, pointing to Fitz and MacKay standing behind you. “Who’re these guys? I thought you said you were coming alone.”Fitz raises an eyebrow. “Not likely considerin’ what we’re up against. Barely managed to drive it off the last time." “Indeed,” MacKay exhales. “There is safety and security to be found in numbers. If he’s right and your life’s in danger, then it’s probably for the best.”(cont.)
Madison pales, and you quickly move to respond. “Listen, it’s going to be fine…”>“We have the beast in our custody.”>“We’ll keep you safe from harm.”>Custom.
>>45866650>“We’ll keep you safe from harm.”If you saw Pixie I'm sure you realize we'll need more than a few tricks up our sleeves.
>>45866650>“We’ll keep you safe from harm.”
>>45866650>>“We’ll keep you safe from harm.”
>>45866650>“We’ll keep you safe from harm, you have my word.”
>>45866680>>45866693>>45866724>>45866734“We’ll keep you safe from harm. And I don’t make promises I don’t intend to keep,” You intone with a reassuring smile on your face. “The only thing you have to worry about is whether or not Alyssa’s gonna forgive you for taking her phone.”“He’s not exaggerating either,” Fitz grins. “When Sawbones makes a promise, he intends to keep it. So relax your pretty little head. It’s gonna have to go through us before it gets to you.”Madison’s face scrunches up, going past growing hope and straight to confusion. “Sawbones…?”“Just a nickname, nothing more,” You assure her, before quickly adopting a more serious gait. “Now, if you don’t mind, it seems that you have answers to some questions we’ve been asking to ourselves. If you don’t mind, I’d like to have them answered…”She looks uncertain of herself, grimacing and glancing down to the side. “…okay, fine. But…you wouldn’t happen to have some kind of…you know…tracking spell? Thingy? God, I sound like an idiot…but…do you know where the water horse is?”Fitz and MacKay turn pointed gazes towards you. Running the various ramifications and byproducts of the possible responses, you eventually reply with…>“The Each-Uisage is in our captivity far away from here.”>“Don’t worry about it. We’ll know if it gets close to us.”>Custom
>>45867044>“The Each-Uisage is in our captivity far away from here.”
>>45867044>>“The Each-Uisage is in our captivity far away from here.”And before you ask why it's not fish food, it's cause I'm not convinced that'll completely solve the problem.
>>45867044>“Don’t worry about it. We’ll know if it gets close to us.”Kinda like a Pokemon finder. This is a bluffSup Kaz
>>45867044>“The Each-Uisage is in our captivity far away from here.”Before you ask why it's dead, It's clearly a vengeful spirit. Those won't go away easily. Killing it will just bring it back stronger, smarter and meaner later.
>>45867211>It's clearly a vengeful spirit. Those won't go away easily. Killing it will just bring it back stronger, smarter and meaner later.>clearlyAre those so common place that this is 'clearly' it? I didn't know Adrian had the ghost handbook. I know we the players know it for sure but Adrian? Unless you are having him base this off of movies.
>>45867092>>45867145>>45867197>>45867211“The Each-Uisage –it’s the demon’s proper name –,” You explain at her bewildered look, “It’s safely contained in our captivity a very long way away from here-”You don’t even have time to finish your reply before Madison turns as white as a sheet. “You…you didn’t kill it...it’s alive-are you…you have to be…what the fuck…what the actual fuck?! Are you insane?!” Her voice has gradually increased in volume from a shell-shocked whisper to a flat-out hysterical screech.“Oi, quiet down,” Fitz scowls, “Last thing we need is attractin’ anymore undue attention to ourselves. So shut your piehole before I shut it-”MacKay is quick to interject. “Okay, I think we all just need to take a few deep breaths, and maybe have a few glasses of water to cool off. Miss, it’s in your best interests to keep quiet. We are trying to help you-”“You’d do me a real solid if the damn thing is actually dead!” She scathingly reports. “You have…fucking…demons! Guns! You said you put it in captivity, so why the fuck isn’t it dead yet?!”“Because it’s some kind of vengeful spirit,” You snap, completely dispensing away with the niceties with a blunt reply. Probably a stretch, but it's worth a shot considering the girl trapped inside of the demon. Madison quickly falls silent at your harsh words. “Those things aren’t going to go away easily. And if what little TV I’ve seen regarding the subject, killing is just gonna bring it back stronger, smarter and meaner much later. So yes, killing it is an option, but I’m not convinced that it’s gonna completely solve the problem…”Your voice trails off. Something isn’t right, and from the way Fitz and MacKay shifted in their steps, they can sense it too. (cont.)
Are you going to update the demon sheet with high pixie?
>>45867724Madison’s face is the model expression of complete and utter despair. Her hands twitch restlessly, gripping at invisible things by her sides, and she looks precariously unbalanced. One errant sneeze could’ve sent the girl sprawling onto the floor.“…vengeful…spirit?” She whispers with a look of dawning horror in her eyes. You only spent a few semesters taking psych courses, but you can easily see the what's going on behind her look. Fear. Realization. Horror. Hysteria. Panic. All those feelings and more are the most visible ones that are breaking across her face. But the biggest one you can see, that outweighs every other emotion?Guilt. >“…if there’s something that you want to tell us…” [Gentle]>“You’re hiding something from us.” [Blunt]>Custom option. >>45867739Yep. I'll do it after I post this.
>>45867777>>“…if there’s something that you want to tell us…” [Gentle]
>>45867777>“…if there’s something that you want to tell us…” [Gentle]
>>45867777>“…if there’s something that you want to tell us…” [Gentle]"We are trying to make this go away, but we need to know everything."
>>45867795>>45867807>>45867812>>45867816>>45867824>>45867827You hold a hand up for Fitz and MacKay to relax. This isn’t the situation for good/bad cop. The situation calls for delicacy and tact, because right now, it looks like Madison is a hop, skip and away from a full-blown panic attack. You’ve seen people enter into shock from traumatic experiences. It’s never pretty.Recalling all of the courses you took on bedside care, you take a deep breath and exhale deeply before going to work. “Madison? Oi, Madison. Look at me, okay? Look at me…” You snap your fingers in front of her face. She turns to look at you with a wide-eyed glance that you’re sure is going to haunt you in your dreams. “Okay, listen. If there’s something that you want to tell us, then go ahead and say it. If it’ll help us keep you safe from the demon, then I need to hear it. We’re trying to make this go away, but we need to know everything. "Please. For you sake.”>Roll 1d100 + 20 (+10 Social, +10 Bonus) >Best out of three
Rolled 58 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>45868001
Rolled 32 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>45868001
Rolled 64 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>45868001
Rolled 33 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>45868001
Rolled 72 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>45868001
>>45868019>>45868021>>45868026welp we failed.
>>4586804884 is solid anon.
>>4586804884 aint bad man
>>45868056>>45868060we failed to get the old man to open up before on an 80 some odd, and I doubt she'll confess to something horrible on a not bad roll.
>>45868086We rolled a 58 that time ya dunce.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45637841/#p45646375
>>45868019>>45868021>>45868026>78, 52, 84. Good rolls. >What is it with the RNG trying to make the ladies swoon for Adiran?Tears start going down Madison’s face and her body starts to shake uncontrollably. “…I’m sorry,” She whispers. “…I’m so…sorry…”She looks completely helpless and lost. She stumbles towards you, almost hesitantly with her fingers still clenching incessantly at nothing at her side. “…I…" Her voice cracks and shakes violently along with her body. "...I…”>Hug her?>Yes. Give her time to recover, cry it out. >No. Straight to the questions. Time’s a wasting.>Custom option.
>>45868357>Yes. Give her time to recover, cry it out.
>>45868357>What is it with the RNG trying to make the ladies swoon for Adiran?He actually took those extra courses on proper patient emotional/after care
>>45868357>>Yes. Give her time to recover, cry it out.Let's not get too chummy. A shoulder pat is fine.
>>45868357>Yes. Give her time to recover, cry it out.Maybe ask Mackay or Fitz to check in with Captivity Team, see if they are doing alright.
>>45868357>>Yes. Give her time to recover, cry it out.
If you guys really, really, really fucked up with the roll, this is what would've happened. It was too interesting for me not to share it with all of you. Tears start going down Madison’s face and her body starts to shake uncontrollably. “…I’m sorry,” She whispers. “…I’m so…sorry…”You don’t even have time to react. Her hands shoot to give you a violent shove in the chest. Caught off-guard by the alacrity of her moves, you stumble backwards. Your arms flail wildly for purchase as your motion takes you to the edge of the stone steps-Only for someone to break your fall with a weighed ‘OMPH’ as you collapse on to the bottom of the steps. MacKay, if his deep grunt of exertion was any indication. Falling-down ass-first on gravel is never fun, and always hurts. By the time you manage to blink the stars out of your eyes, Madison’s taken off deeper into the house, running as fast as she can with Fitz chasing after her. “Why you little bitch! By the time I’m through with you, there’s gonna be nothing left for the demon to eat-!”
>>45868462>Fitz going after herWas that her police training and experience kicking in? Or was it her being pissed her friends just got knocked over by a bitch?
>>45868462Damn Fitz. Protective much? Muh fetish.
Okay, gonna have to take a quick break to go help jumpstart my parents' car. Damn thing died in the middle of the road. I'll be back soon, keep the thread bumped please. In the meantime, have this. The others are coming soon.FitzAge: 27 [Born May 5th 1989]Gender: FemaleHeight: 5’9”Weight: 184 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Dirty BlondeRace/Ethnicity: Caucasian (German/Irish)Division: East Coast IVCommander: Landon AlgerTeam: Rookie IIIRoster: Active FieldPsyche: Stable, be wary of short temper[You don’t even have time to blink as she lashes out in the split second after the whistle goes off. Temple, sternum, gut. Her hands are a blur as they strike with brutal efficiency and power. Wheezing for air, you collapse to the ground as the line of her lips curves upwards into her trademark smirk. She extends a helping hand towards you, with another round of sparring (read: kicking your ass) an inescapable inevitability.]General: Fitz is a local from Northern Virginia, and is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. She’s spent the last seven years of her life in law enforcement after getting an associate’s degree from George Mason University. Thirty three weeks in the academy and one graduation with high honors later, and Fitz has been patrolling the North Virginian area until undisclosed events have made her seek other avenues of employment, leading her to the Task Force. Personality: Fitz can be best described as one who “wears her emotions” on her sleeves, in that she isn’t hesitant or afraid to bluntly tell someone her honest opinion or insult them, whether or not it’s a superior or a comrade. She is friendly and outgoing enough with her comrades and thrives on the mutual banter exchanged between each other.
>>45868682Fitz is so fucking great
>>45868682>German/IrishHey, Fitz is a mutt like me! Cool.
>>45868682Oh boy Irish temper with a helping of frigid German determination and fury underneath.
>>45868682irish german huh did not expect that.
>>45868682>her trademark smirkShe would do so well in SMT 4.Here's a quick edit on me.
>>45868788>Smirk in SMT IVOh boy, here come the Minotaur flashbacks!
>>45868878You know, i never really had a hard time with Minotaur.Now fucking Matador that was a fucking fight..
>>45868969Matador depends if you get Walter as an ally. If you get Mr. Hoy you might as well restart.
>>45869006>MatadorShit meant Minotaur.
>>45868969>>45869006File name related nearly drove me to gibbering madness.
>>45868894So is it just me or does Isabeau kinda like a mokeygirl.either way shes fucking cute as hell.Its a shame she had to die in the name of Chaos
>>45869089>Monkey girlI never saw this, to be honest.
>>45869056Yeah he is a tough one in that game. You know most SMT games get easier as you go on (SMT 4 is extreme example of this) since you get more options, but Devil Survivor Overclocked kept challenging me throughout the entire game. Its a lot of fun.>>45869089She is called 'Monkey' a lot.
>>45869121It's what introduced me to the series, actually. After that, I played Soul Hackers, Nocturne, SMT IV, and Devil Survivor 2: Record Breaker. Anyone know where I can find Strange Journey, by the way? It's next on my list.
>>45868878>ending it thus:
>>45869167I emulated Strange Journey on my computer when I played, but if you can find a physical copy I'd say go for that. Handheld portability is always a nice convenience.
>>45869167Amazon and Ebay, unless you want to pirate it. No gamestops around me have it, so you might have better luck then me, but those two almost always have games.
>>45869202God damn it, Hoy-boy.>>45869214>>45869224Ah, thanks Anons. I'll check it out. Any other games you can recommend me?
>>45869118>>45869121I think its because of the ears and the eyebrows.The red eye shadow don't help much either.
>>45869261Go to town brother.If you have a PS2 you are in for a treat. If you can find the games.
>>45869261could always try out the original SMT 1&2. Maybe even Megami Tensei.
>>45869281Ah, now I see a little bit of it. Did they change that in FINAL?>>45869322Oh hey, I actually have heard of DDS. I'll have to look into that and the others. Grazie, Anon.>>45869350I thought SMT 2 and Megami Tensei were never translated? Or was I misinformed?
>>45869322I should add that most, if not all of the PS2 titles are available on PSN.
>>45869322>If you have a PS2 you are in for a treat. If you can find the games.Just remember that SMT III, DDS, the Raidou and persona games are easily emulatable if you can't find them With only minor issues, you can play through the whole games
>>45869322>>45869369>>45869378DDS 1/2 and Raidou 1/2 are available on the PSN for 9.99 each. Go nuts. So it turns out that the car was having engine troubles. Nothing I could do with the jumper cables. Had to toss up my hands and call AAA for help. Heading home now, should be back in ten minutes.
>>45869369I found a translated remake of Megami Tensei 1&2 for the SNES somewhere and SMT 2 is translated.
>>45869430Oh cool, thanks Kaz. Shame about the car though.>>45869450Really? I hadn't heard of that. I'll look into it.
>>45869369No i don't think so I hope not,I fucking love her design
>>45869382I've actually been blessed when it comes to SMT games. Me and my close friends have like a communal pool of the games.I own SMT 3, SMT 4, DDS 1&2, and Soul HackersFriend A owns Persona 3, Persona 4, DeSu OverclockedFriend B owns Raidou 1Friend C owns Raidou 2Friend D owns DeSu 2 Record BreakerThen we just trade and borrow what we want to play from each other.
>>45869578Fuck you and your friendsI only have Desu 1 and 2 and persona Q, emulated the rest of them
>>45868682>Weight: 184 lbs.Unless she is built like a brick shit house, this seems a little high. Consider Ronda Rousey: 5'7 and all of 135 lbs.
>>45869621Weight goes up faster than height. 2 inches gives you 30 pounds of wiggle room. Also muscles weigh more than fat.
>>45869578Yeah it helps to have a friend that owns the original copies of all the PS2 SMT games as well as all the DS ones.he also has demi kids for some reason
>>45869673>2 inches gives you 30 pounds of wiggle roomI really want a source because that seems wrong.
...and I'm back. Time to go typing. But first...>>45869621Think so? Hm...having consulted the height/weight averages, I think you're right in this case. I'll bump it down to...say, 148 lbs. Sadly, women and their measurements/weight aren't my forte. And you know what? Considering that I was half asleep when I originally typed that bio up last night, that could have easily been a typo on my part.
>>45869844Maybe. I mean this girl is built at 135 lbs. Even being a bit taller, a 184 lbs Fitz would be like a Miss Universe contestant or a power-lifter: show muscles only possible with steroids or possessing a good amount of strong fat.
>>45869089Good thing Neutral is canon end.
>>45869844So are your Rents ok? You didn't have any trouble did you?>>45869941Hey as long as the lawfags didn't win i'm happy
>>45869969Nope. I'm perfectly fine, thank you very much. My folks are checking with the AAA guy last time I heard from them. Should be a quick fix that shouldn't set us back. Back to writing...
>>45870081SMT 2 and Devil Survivor 1 had decent Law routes. SMT 2 especially.
>>45870110>Devil Survivor 1 had decent Law routeI was Jebus savoir of weaklings.I will admit the first time I went law was in DeSu and that was purely dick thinking
>>45870081>Lucifer>Not being one-half of Satan and thus a pawnLaugingyhvh.jpg>>45870110I actually really liked Amane's path. More than Naoya's and Haru's actually. Especially in Overclocked, considering you're actually making a difference, redeeming demons and convincing angels to not be dicks.>>45870142"Also this, because Amane is cute,
>>45870180>AmanefagsYou all are gentlemen of refined taste
>>45870142Amane and Laura Bailey will do that.But seriously its a very Light-Law with the MC that has a good amount of control over how strict things are so its not 'LolNoFreeWill'.Also helps that Remiel genuinely wanted to help humanity. (Reminds me of London Quest's Gabby actually.)
>>45870180Lucifer and Satan are two completely different beings in SMT. To the point they despise each other and generally when you team up with Lucy you go and dickpunch Satan before you go and dickpunch YHVH.
>>45870215Gabby was best Archangel hands down.
>>45870215>Laura Bailey>more of her as Nozomi in FinalWHEN ATLUS?
>>45870252In the Law route you team up with Satan to dickpunch YHVH
>>45870252Wait, Anon, haven't you heard?"In SMT IV Final, Lucifer and Merkahbah are both halves of Satan. You fight him, he joins you, and you both fight YHVH. I know you meant SMT II, but..>>45870205>>45870215>>45870266I have found my people
>>45870299Final seems like an odd game with a lot of crazy shit.Atlus pls, localization when?
>>45870330Every time I see that image, I get hyped. Why? I've seen it a dozen times. So why does it still hype me up every time?
>>45870299What? Link, cause that's dumb as fuck.
>>45870382I'm sad Space Marine isn't fighting but I can pretend he is the item button in that fight.
>>45870330you do know in this day and age all the odd crazy shit you want will be ripped from the game and replaced with old memes right.
>>45870330So guys, are we going Badass Normal like SMT1 Protag and Aleph, or Demi-Fiend like Demi-Fiend?
>>45870479I'm not going to get drawn into a /v/ tier localization debate.Atlus's localization team isn't Nintendo of America. They did a great job with SMT4 and I have faith that if they work on Final it will be of the same quality.
>>45870383I can't find a link right now, but I assure you it's real.Basically, from what has been translated, Lucifer and Merkahbah are both pawns of the big yellow guy, who returns as the final boss, in order to continue the eternal war for an unknown reason. Jonathan and Walter are either restored to their normal selves in the Peace route in order to fuse, or their spirits do in Anarchy, because they both have that power. Here's YHVH for some proof I'm not bullshiting you.
>>45868377>>45868393>>45868394>>45868409>>45868412>>45868435You disregard MacKay’s grim nod and Fitz’s raised eyebrow as you reach out towards Madison. You only hesitate slightly before gently placing a comforting hand on her shoulder. “Okay, okay…just…let it all out, okay? Nothing’s wrong with a good cry…”That seems to have been her threshold. You only went for the shoulder. She went for the whole damn hug. One moment, you’re standing there somewhat awkwardly, and the next, you’ve been pulled into an extremely tight embrace. It’s a stark contrast to the hug you received from High Pixie. That one was done out of happiness. Right now, Madison is clinging onto you as if you were a life raft.…okay, probably not the best choice of words. But, you digress. As she sobs uncontrollably into your shoulder, you reach a tentative hand to gently pat her on the back. “Yeah…just…you do that…” You gently intone, “…just let it all out now…”With your other hand, you make a pointed gesture towards your friends. You do your best to ignore the wet feeling of tears and mucus getting on your shirt and pantomime calling Brady and Victoria. “We need to check up just in case,” you hiss out of the corner of your mouth. “On it,” Fitz says, punching the numbers into her COMP. She pauses, looking at you with a wry look before shrugging and heading off towards a less-crowded area. “C’mon, pick up guys…”MacKay offers you a supportive smile and a thumbs-up gesture. “Good job,” he mouths, “Now just let her finish on her own…”…that sounded so inappropriate, and you know what he originally meant. Jesus Christ, you’d think he’d know what was saying, but you aren’t about to comment. You seem to be doing a good job so far. Best not to interrupt that with your usual dry wit. >MacKay approves +5(cont.)
>>45870525NoA always seems really hit or miss with every recently in all honesty
>>45870525It's too bad Persona x Fire Emblem got localized by Treehouse, honestly. >>45870571If it's being localized by treehouse, your best bet is to either avoid it outright, buy it second/third hand or pirate it.
>>45870515Depends on how the story pans out. I can't really see Adrian swallowing a magatama right now, but who knows that the future holds.Badass normal seems more likely right now. Specially if we get DEMONICAs
>>45870614Honestly, I hope we go less Demonica and more dude with a sword in hand and a rifle over the shoulder ala SMT1 Protag and Aleph.
>>45870534Ah shit, forgot to spoiler. Ah well. Here's Satan's design.>>45870559I like MacKay. "And if swear if you pull a Jonathan and turn a lovable law guy into one of the final bosses...
>>45870525I'm not trying to fight brev. I'm just saying you should be cautiously optimistic at the least. Having faith in a localization has gotten me burned too many times.
>>45870559After what seems like an eternity, Madison eventually loosens her grip on you. You take a moment to fill your lungs with air and gingerly shift your upper body. Doesn’t hurt too much now, but they’re somewhat sore. Damn. Ah well. Nothing that enough Advil won't fix by tomorrow morning. “Feeling better?”She sniffs, running a sleeve of her shirt along her eyes, nose and face. By no means is she in a perfectly emotionally stable condition, but she seems to be doing much better. “…yeah, I’ll…I’ll be fine, I guess…”You raise an inquisitive eyebrow. “Again, if you have something you want to say…”Madison hesitates, looking around the neighborhood for anyone watching. You track her gaze. There’s no one on the streets, or on the sidewalk. As far as the eye can see, it’s just Madison, Fitz, MacKay and yourself. As soon as she finishes checking, she gives you a somewhat mirthless smile and sits down on the doorsteps. You hesitate briefly before following her example and sitting right beside her. Adjacent to you, MacKay’s whipped out a small notepad and a pen, tapping the paper as he awaits dictation. And Fitz is still off talking with Brady and Victoria from behind the car. Madison exhales deeply, and blows an errant strand of blonde hair out of her face. “…where should I start?”>“From the beginning.”>“You tensed up at ‘vengeful spirit’…why?”>Custom option.
>>45870710>“You tensed up at ‘vengeful spirit’…why?”
>>45870657>And if swear if you pull a Jonathan and turn a lovable law guy into one of the final bosses...Thankfully unlike the games, we actually have free reign for when we can talk to people and possibly convince them not to go too extremist. Kinda like Cass in London if you read that.Game protags just had to watch as their friends went crazy.>>45870710>“From the beginning.”
>>45870710>>“From the beginning.”
>>45870710>>“From the beginning.”All the info.
>>45870710>“From the beginning.”I actually feel kind of bad for her now. What's her story?>>45870733I hope so. His fate really bummed me out.
>>45870330I am diamonds hard right now. >>45870534>Jonathan and Walter return to normal. What the fuck?>>45870657...now that is a really cool design for Satan.And regarding MacKay...I mentioned this earlier, but this isn't the games. People aren't locked into an alignment. They change constantly every day, every hour, every minute, every second. People aren't static. There's butterfly effect and chaos theory, essentially through our actions and choices. Depending on how well you play your cards, none of the party could ever go become entangled in an alignment.
>>45870811>Depending on how well you play your cards, none of the party could ever go become entangled in an alignment.Oh thats goo->Jokingly hit on Fitz during bantz>Unknown to us Victoria overhears>Next time we see her she has TWO Magatama spikes coming out of her neck and a new blond friend.
>>45870811How do I explain this...Essentially, the Peace route is Persona. I'm dead serious. You fight Law, Chaos, and the Polytheists with the support of god who helps you permanently kill gods. On the Peace route, the power of friendship is real, and it helps you save Walter and Jonathan, from what has been translated. Seriously. At the end, you kill YHVH forever with the help of The Great Will, who YHVH is only a fragment of. The Anarchy Route, on the other hand has you kill EVERYONE. Your party, Skins, even Flynn before he's revived and brainwashed. At the end of the route, one of the girls is revived as your goddess, because supposedly YHVH went mad because he was alone, and the two of you recreate humanity. Stephen implies all you've done is start the cycle all over, just with YOU as YHVH's replacement. Again, we don't have the full story, but...Also, behold, YHVH's true form!>>45870944OH BOY.
>>45871023DAMN IT, AGAIN?! WHY MUST I FORGET THIS EVERY TIME?
>>45871023So basically Anarchy is my perfect dream ending that's good to know.
>>45870944>Implying we won't be running into Alyssa and every other girl we've charmed wearing Magatamas coming to kill us at Lucifer's behest. Party included.
>>45870733>>45870740>>45870762>>45870765>>45870775>>45870779“Why don’t you start at the beginning?” You say with a comforting smile. “It’s as good a place as any.”That gets a chortle out of her. At least, that’s what you think it was since it sounded more like a hiccup than anything else. “…you’re an older guy, right? I mean...you look like you’ve been out of college for a while, right?”You shrug. “I’ve been done with undergrad for a long time. Not too long though, I’m nowhere near that old yet.”She exhales. “...okay…ever been in a frat? Or a sorority?”You shake your head. “No, but I do know how it works. I wasn’t the most social of individuals back then. Spent most of my time studying to get into medical school."“Yeah…we…the girls have this thing, you know? Rituals, habits, all that shit we go through. Like…last year, we were supposed to do elections for sorority president…” Her face contorts into an unreadable expression. “…I was in the running, I’ve been with the group for two years…and Alyssa won, despite only having one year.”As MacKay scribbles down the details as fast as he can, you offer the occasional nod and ‘ah’ as Madison starts talking. So she was probably resentful at Alyssa winning. That made enough sense. But as far as you can tell, Alyssa doesn’t have a connection to the murders aside from the fact that the victims came to her booth. When Madison was there. Madison sighs. “Fuck…I was so fucking angry…I did a good job of hiding it though. Good of the group, right? And then came the time for us to hold rush events to get new members to join. That’s when I got assigned my Little in the fall semester of 2014…she was…”Her voice trails off again, and her breath is a rattle. It takes her a few moments for her to speak again, this time with a strained voice, “...I was the Big for Brenda Murdock when she was a freshman last year."(cont.)
>>45871456>Brenda MurdockFuck. Our old Task Force Senpai is keeping guard over his the demon version of his daughter. Or the demon that has his daughter's spirit in it.
>>45871456>I was the Big for Brenda MurdockOh hell.
>>45871456fucking hell, I knew she was connected to this.
>>45871456Brenda Murdock. The mention of that name causes all the red flags and alarms in your head to start waving and ringing without signs of any pause. You instinctively cast your eyes towards MacKay, who’s long since stopped writing down in his notebook. The look in his eyes tells you that he’s thinking along the same lines. Murdock’s dead daughter. You must’ve had something show on your face. “…oh God,” Madison pales, “…you…you weren’t friends with her, were you? I…”You grimace and wave her rambling off with a gesture. “Not…quite. The name just…startled me is all. Not a local name, I would think?”She still seems uneasy, but she winds down a little bit. “Eh…yeah. It is…I think she said her family was Scottish…here, I think I still have a picture…”Her hands fumble at her pockets, eventually pulling out a phone. Madison’s actual phone. She unlocks it with a press of her finger on the home pad and scrolls through her photos. Eventually, she finds what she was looking for. With hands slightly trembling she passes it towards you for a look.It’s a photo of two girls arm-in-arm, smiling behind the main residence hall of Phi Alpha at whichever university this chapter happened to be stationed at. The blonde is undoubtedly Madison. As for the light brunette, she could’ve been the spitting image of Murdock if he was a college freshman girl. They had the same eyes, and the same slightly lean jawline. The only thing that wasn’t Murdock’s was the light-green eyes, who probably belonged to the mother. It would’ve been an ordinary photograph if it weren’t for the fact that you could see the slightest bit of strain in Brenda’s face. >“…what does Brenda have to do with all of this?”>“What happened to Brenda?”>Custom option.
>>45871924>“What happened to Brenda?”
>>45871924>>“What happened to Brenda?”Maybe show the picture to Fitz she had the 'best look' at the girl in the Each-Uisage.
>>45871924>What happened to Brenda?This is going to suck. Hard.
>"What happened to Brenda?"You recognize that picture. You’ve seen that face before. It was chaotic, and you can’t guarantee it 100%, but you’re willing to bet your diploma that the girl trapped inside of the demon’s many forms was Brenda.“…okay, I can kind of see where this is starting to go,” You mutter, rubbing the side of your head. Christ, what a clusterfuck. “…hang on a moment. Fitz!”She pokes her head out from behind the car. “What is it?”“I need you to verify something for me.”“…okay, sure. Gimme a sec, Brady, Victoria.”Seven seconds go by with the former policewoman jogging towards you And it only takes a quick look at the screen for her to violently recoil back. “Fucking what?!” She shouts, causing you, MacKay and Madison to wince at the vehemence in her voice. She grabs the cell phone roughly out of your hands and takes a good long look at the photo. “Sawbones, what the hell? That’s the girl that I saw-”“I thought so,” You intone darkly. “I had a feeling, and I just wanted you to confirm it for me. Madison.”The girl jumps at the mention of her name. She quails physically at the intense looks that the three Devil Summoners are giving her. “Y…yes?”You ask it bluntly without any sort of niceties attached. “What happened to Brenda?”“…I…”“I’ll ask again. What. Happened. To. Brenda?”Madison has to audibly swallow a lump in her throat and take one, two deep breaths before she can speak. “…it was…we came for the summer, right? To do Alyssa’s fundraiser for whatever. She came along with us since she was still on a probationary phase. Wanted to do as much as she could even though she wasn’t a full member.“…I was…still mad at Alyssa for...taking my spot…and…”“And what about you?” You ask. She shrinks in on herself, curling up into near-fetal position as best as she could on the steps. “…I was...erm...takingitoutonBrenda.”(cont.)
>>45872358You do your best not to show any sign that your temper is starting to boil, but you can’t say the same for the others. Fitz looks ready to blow a gasket, and MacKay’s countenance was slipping from “New” to “Old” Testament.“Keep going,” You nudge her, not quite hard but neither are you gentle about it.“…what do you want me to say? That I was a cunt towards her?” Madison looks at you with another helpless expression on her face. “Fuck…I don’t know what I was thinking…I was just so…angry. Like…I couldn’t…”“Okay, so you were venting your frustrations using Brenda,” Fitz bluntly says, with a scowl on her face. “Terrific. Real fuckin’ classy, princess. Now explain what she’s got to do with this shitstorm.”Madison’s lips purse deeply, and her eyes screw shut. “…I…shouldn’t I have a lawyer for this?”“It’s not wise to play smart with us, Miss,” MacKay intones gravely. “Confess your past actions so that we can figure out what to do from here.”“Ah…but…”“Do you want to live?” You bluntly ask. “Answer me: yes or no? Well…do you?”Curled in on herself, her reply is a weak ‘yes’. Barely audible, but manageable nonetheless. “Then tell us what happened.”Madison’s eyes are empty as she speaks in a hollow voice. “…we were on the beach a month and a half ago, it was cloudy…might’ve been thundering at one point? I don’t remember. Late at night, we snuck out. Brenda wanted to…fast-track her initiation into the sorority. Become a full member. She kept asking me, and asking me, thinking if she did all the shit I told her to do and put up with me, that she’d get in before the start of next year.“So I told her that…if she could swim at least…half a mile out…into the water and come back, she’d be in, no…no questions asked. I’d stop…treating her like…I wouldn’t be...”>A bully.>A cunt.>Custom.
>>45872637>Custom."And she never came back did she?"Lets keep this train rolling.
>>45872637>A vindictive Bitch
>>45872637>>45872668This.We are beyond name calling, even if its deserved.
Madison did nothing wrong.
>>45872668“And she never came back, did she?” You quietly whisper, hands gripped tight in an iron grip. “It wasn’t my fault!” Madison cries out, face pressed against both of her hands. “The weather took a turn for the worse, and when I tried to go try and help her…I…I couldn’t do anything. All I could do was run-”What sounds like a gunshot breaks through the air, startling the girl out of her position. The pencil in MacKay’s hands has turned into two splintering halves, and the kind preacher’s face is almost as angry as a cathedral gargoyle. No, not even that. The wrath of God in all its fury. It's actually quite terrifying. To see a gentle man roused to anger. She continues on, ignorant of everyone’s rising ire. “I thought I was going to go to prison. It wasn’t hazing, I swear. So I kept my mouth shut when everyone was asking where Brenda went. It was the next morning when the lifeguards found her body. She’d drowned to death. I…I’m not a bad person. I went to the funeral, helped Alyssa with her charity. She wasn’t supposed to come back! Not as a…demon…she was supposed to be dead-”Fitz grabs Madison by the front of her shirt, lifting the girl a good foot off the ground. She tries to resist, futilely kicking and clawing at your comrade Devil Summoner, but all it seems to do is make her angrier. If that was even possible at this point. “You little shit,” she snarls. “You’re the reason why this monster is attacking. As far as I'm concerned, you helped cause the deaths of seven people, includin’ a fucking thirteen-year old kid. Not to mention the other Phi girl losing her arm. Give me one good reason why I just shouldn’t throw you into the fucking water right now and feed you to the damn spirit.”“I…I didn’t know!” Madison shrieks. “Demons aren’t supposed to be real! Ghosts aren’t supposed to be real! When did this…why is this happening…oh God…”(cont.)
>>45873144>Give me one good reason why I just shouldn’t throw you into the fucking water right now and feed you to the damn spirit.Cause human sacrifice will never be an option. Even though I know she is just saying that cause she is really pissed.
>>45873144You grimace, standing up with a quick spring of the legs. “Fitz, put her down.” She looks at you incredulously. “Sawbones, but she-”“I know. This isn’t going to get us anywhere…just…dial it down a notch…for now, at least.”“…fine.” She declares, unceremoniously dropping Madison to the gravel. The girl sputters and wheezes for air, but scrambles back in a panic when Fitz rounds on her from above. “…you’re really lucky that Sawbones is a whole lot nicer of a guy than I am. Because I for one am nowhere near as merciful as he is.”She spits into a nearby flower bush and stomps away. Madison turns to you with a grateful look in her eyes, but you don’t return it. MacKay offers no words of assurance either. He's just muttering prayers, fingering a rosary and something about a "life taken before its time".Okay…shit. Now what? Everything’s laid bare, and you’ve got the demon and motive tied together. Problem is that you have no idea what’s coming-“Sawbones, we’ve got a problem!”…you just had to have spoken, didn’t you?Fitz sprints back into view with a disturbed look on her face. “It’s Victoria and Brady! The demon’s woken up, the spells aren't working any more, and it is not happy.”…you and your big mouth.Fuck.>Choose a character:>Brady>Victoria
>>45873294>>BradyLet's see how our englishman takes to this.
Other than Mokoi's Zio most of their demons are going to have to rely on Physical since Bufu isn't good here. Gremlin can also Sukukaja stack, but they don't have a lot to work with.
>>45873328>>45873335>>45873346>>45873360>>45873430Your name is Lawrence Brady, Englishman computer genius and debonair Devil Summoner, and right now, you’re up the creek without a paddle. And it’s raining shit. The first sign of trouble you ran into was the fact that you’d long since run out of chewing gum. Without it, you’re just a tad bit more skittish than usual. You pace, looking for something to do with your hands. The best you could do was pull up a bit of script on the COMP that you’ve been working on. Not much you could do with the tiny interface, but it’s better than nothing. You already got told off twice by Victoria to stop pacing. How was it that the Yanks said it? Three strikes and you’re out? It is with that philosophy in mind that you made the executive decision to plonk your rear end down and mull over the coding. The second sign of trouble was when the demon woke up and Victoria started to panic. Something about the spells just bouncing off the demon now. Just great. And now it’s struggling against the ropes. Whelp, Murduck shouted about getting a gun from his boat. And with Victoria calling the others for back up, that leaves you responsible to deal with the demon. Joy. With a sigh, you activate the Devil Summoning Program and materialize your demons into the physical realm. Jack Frost and Mokoi greet you with pleasant waves and cheerful ‘hello’s before they realize the thrashing demon behind them. They promptly retreat to hide behind your legs, quivering and shaking in fright. You sigh. “You’ll get ice cream at the end. Mint flavored, Ben and Jerry’s.”That seems to motivate them. They await your orders…>What should Jack Frost do?>What should Mokoi do?
>>45873624>>What should Jack Frost do?Physical, pray its a New Moon out to proc Dark Might.>>What should Mokoi do?Zio
>>45873624>>45873660I'll back this
>>45873624>What should Jack Frost do?Freeze the water around us, hopefully makes it harder for it to swim away>What should Mokoi do?ZIO MOTHERFUCKER
>>45873660Better then I can think.
>>45873690>Freeze waterIf thats a thing we can do we should let Gremlin do it due to him having Mabufu. More coverage.Though I think the doors are closed in this warehouse?
>>45873812Doors are closed, yes.
>>45873660>>45873673>>45873734This is an aquatic demon. If years of playing and bootlegging old Pokémon games on your computer has taught you anything, it’s that water pales in comparison to electricity. “Understood, Master,” Mokoi bobs his head drunkenly at your orders, before pointing the tip of his boomerang at the thrashing horse demon. “Zio~!”You scrunch your nose up as the scent of ozone fills the air. A blue arc of lightning rockets towards the demon, striking a nice big scorch mark in the monster’s flank. It neighs in pain and thrashes even more fiercely, but the rope holds. What was it that Murdock said it was? Unicorn hair twine? You shake your head. Whatever it was, it’s doing a damn good job of restraining the demon. Hopefully Victoria gets off the bloody phone soon. You could really use the backup. >Roll 1d100 chance to Shock the demon.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>45873867
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>45873867
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>45873867
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>45873867
>>45873880>>45873886>>45873904As slightly similar Brady is to Elliot, he does not have her luck.
>>45873880>>45873886>>45873904No such luck with the paralysis. The demon’s still thrashing around like a bronco in heat, making a complete mess of Murdock’s boating shed. You wince as an expensive piece of equipment comes crashing down to the ground to shatter into a million pieces. Say…Adrian’s the one footing the bill, right? Well, then there’s no point in holding back anymore. It’s your job to stop the bugger before he buggers all of you. You order Jack Frost to give the demon a good whack across the head. With a valiant cry of “TALL-HE HO”, it sprints as fast as it can on its tiny legs and pulls its fist back for a haymaker. The snow fairy lets the strike fly, and it hits the demon with a nasty CRUNCH.That had to have left a mark. Hardening the ice coating their fists is something that the Frosts do. You know that for a fact. The difference is quite stark: between being playfully battered for ice cream to being hit with an ice ball at an ungodly speed. Had to have left something, didn’t it?>Roll 1d10 + 5 Damage.>Demon is immobile and cannot dodge. Attacks automatically hit.
Rolled 10 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>45874077
Rolled 5 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>45874077
>>45874102...we need to get Pixie a cute little wool sweater this fall.
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>45874077Rolling to get this out of the way.
Rolled 3 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>45874077roll>>45874102Pixie a bestie
>>45874102PIXIE CONTINUES TO BE A BEST
>>45874102>>45874103>>45874125Oh, that had to have hurt. Really gave the bastard a good smack across the face. Fairly sure that teeth and blood went flying in the aftermath. Real good show, Jack! Real bloody good! Still, you should probably do something. Your demons look at you anxiously as if waiting for your move. A side glance to Victoria sill shows her relaying information to Fitz, if the crass voice was any indication. And Murdock’s still tearing up his boat looking for that aforementioned shotgun. It appears that it’s your turn. You should definitely do something now.>Shoot the demon. (Beretta M9)>Call Alger, give him a heads up.>Other.
>>45874328>Call Alger, give him a heads upWell, this is a problem.
>>45874328>Call Alger, give him a heads up.
>>45874328>>Shoot the demon. (Beretta M9)SHOOT HER. SHOOT HER.
>>45874328TIME FOR META>call adrian, he better have something> freeze the limbs together. Hold off on the shock until the instant it moves again
>>45874328Odd, my vote isn't appearing.
>>45874328>Call Alger, give him a heads up.Might have an idea on how to calm it down. Its going to be sad though.
>>45874328>Shoot the demon. (Beretta M9)
>>45874408Its resistant to Ice mang.
>>45874479So? I'm certainly not risking Murdock's kid's life.
>>45874573I get that, but doing something useless isn't going to help. Just have Jack on standby to react when he needs to.
>>45874620Not that Anon, but is there a way to stun her?
>>45874620I don't think it's all that useless if it makes it harder to move without incurring actual harm.Resistance to ice doesnt mean it parts away from your skin, it just means itll be comfy even while incased in ice
>>45874573Brenda's dead, dude. There was a funeral and everything.
>>45874633Dormina seems to be out so I doubt Dream Fist or Needle will work.Shock via Zio will work, but that requires luck and it doesn't last long.We don't have much honestly.>>45874653You'll need QM ruling on that, cause that isn't how the games work and we are working within Kaz's homebrew system.
>>45874653Or it means that while uncomfortable, it won't freeze around you. Both of these are valid.
>>45874670I think what he means is that he doesn't want to kill the NotKelpie until Brenda's spirit is freed. Somehow.
>>45874721Yeah, that. Do not aggravate the suffering of the dead.Also, Murdock is right there and would not appreciate beating up the ghost of his daughter if it could be avoided. Geez, give the man a break.
>>45874718I hadn't considered that.>>45874687Im basing off the prologue mission, but i will indeed wait on Kaz's ruling
>>45874391>>45874396>>45874455You decide to do what any sensible person would do in your position, which is to say that you do what Adrian did back at Cocytus when there was a bomb. You pass it up the chain of command like the dutiful soldier you are. “Brady?” Alger’s voice comes through the speakers slightly distorted. “Why are you calling? And what the hell is up with that racket?”“Sir, listen to me, please?” You voice is as clam as it can be as you make a slow and steady tactical backpedal. The demon’s thrashing is getting more violent. You duck as a tackle goes flying over your head. “We’ve got trouble…”>You explain to Alger how deep in the shite you are. “Murdock?” Alger says quizzically. “I recognize the name. He’s one of the best Devil Summoners Europe’s ever had in the service. He retired years ago in Scotland last I heard. What’s he doing here?”“Something about his daughter’s funeral and being caught up in the attacks,” You answer dutifully. “Pure coincidence. And he can’t just ignore the attacks if he can’t do anything to help.”Alger grunts. “That’s reckless of him, considering he doesn’t have a team of demons. But he’s got balls, I’ll give him that. Alright, where’s Adrian? How many men do you have with you?”“Pursuing a lead with MacKay and Fitz, and it’s just me and Victoria featuring Murdock down here.”That elicits a string of curses. “You’ve got to be shitting…great. Keep it down as long as you can. I’m heading there myself. From what data you’ve sent me, this thing’s a bit more dangerous than I anticipated. I have no doubt that you can handle it, but it’s gonna be hell, and the odds aren’t in your favor.”“Understood sir-”“Brady, look out!”>Roll 1d100 + 10 to DODGE.
>>45874653>>45874718>>45874796It's possible to bind the demon in ice. But not with your demons since you've already taken your turn. Probably next round, or Victoria might be sharp enough to deploy a Mabufu spell after this.
Rolled 25 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45874797
Rolled 13 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45874797
Rolled 33 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45874797
Rolled 57 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>45874797
>>45874857Desk jockey gonna desk jockey
>No one has a Dia.Shit. Doesn't Jack always get Dia in the games?
>>45874847>>45874854>>45874857The only response you’re able to squeeze out is a panicked “WHAT THE FUCK-” before a tangible and violently sharp gust of wind tears at your body. >Warning: Enemy demon has deployed move registered in database as [Zanma]It’s sharp enough to tear your clothing and leave tiny scratches and lacerations all along your exposed skin. Bleeding from what feels like a thousand cuts, you stagger backwards on your feet. Fucking hell, that hurts! Ow, ow, ow!> -6 HP.“It can still use magic while it’s tied up,” You mutter. “Of cours it can. Fan-fuckin’-tastic that is. Absolutely smashing…”You quietly decide to forgo bitching about how the only people with Dia spells are not with you at the moment. Maybe it’s time to go back to Cocytus for some extra demons. Or stock up on drugs and life stones. And maybe, just maybe…hold out long enough for Alger to show up. Gritting your teeth, you stand back up on your feet. “Is that all you’ve got, you barmy horse?! I can do this all day!”The end of your sentence is punctuated by loud BOOM, and the demon recoils violently. Clenched in Murdocks’ hands, the ends of a humongous double-barreled shotgun mist slightly in the cool night air. The former agent’s eyes are alight with fire and he laughs as he advances. “You’ve got guts, laddie! I’d normally never give your kind the time of day, but you’re alright in my book! Now stand there and watch how a real Devil Summoner goes about killing demons!”…well, that happened. Victoria rushes over towards you with a worried look in her eyes. “Are you okay? That looked like it hurt!”You grunt. “Not as much as my pride. Now, do you think that you can freeze the demon shut?”>Warning: enemy has deployed the move registered in the database as [Concentration]. She runs the math in her head before nodding. “I can do that. Gimme a second…Gremlin! Tagata Manu!"(cont.)
>>45875279>Warning: enemy has deployed the move registered in the database as [Concentration].Thats Power Charge for Magic right? Maybe we should take cover.
>>45875279Something something, I want to protect Murdock's smile.
>>45875330A little late for that, ya fuckin' weeb.
>>45875279The demons respond to her commands quickly and without hesitation. Ice begins to rapidly form against the Each-Uisage’s body. Since they’re an off-shoot of the kelpie demon species, they share the same resistance to Ice magic. Thing is, they never did specify whether or not they would resist being encased in ice.And Victoria isn’t one to be apparently left in the dust by her demons. She pulls her own pistol out of her holster and fires off a shot at the demon’s head. Sadly, she misses. The bullet flies off into the boathouse and pings off one of several fishing trophies on a distant rack. You instinctively duck at the sound of the ricochet. “Aw crap,” Victoria complains as she ducks down behind a crate. “I knew I should’ve taken more shooting classes at Cocytus…”“Complain later, fight more,” You dryly retort before clearing your throat and raising your voice dramatically. “There's always a chance to train at base after our missions. But first...now, my demons…!”>What should Jack Frost do?>What should Mokoi do?
>>45875470>>What should Jack Frost do?Phys>>What should Mokoi do?ZioNot much to work with to be creative we these two.
>>45875470>>What should Jack Frost do?Freeze it in ice more>What should Mokoi do?ZIo
>>45875470>YOUR SACRIFICE WILL BE REMEMBEREDBait the magic ontu someone guarding
>>45875470>What should Jack Frost do?Guard>What should Mokoi do?Zio, pray for shock to stop that magic attack.
Sudden death: Jack Frost should...>Physical attack.>Aid Victoria's demons in making ice trap.>Guard
>>45875648>Aid Victoria's demons in making ice trap.
>>45875648>>Physical attack.worked well last time.
>>45875648>>Aid Victoria's demons in making ice trap.
>>45875670>Aid Victoria's demons in making ice trap.Writing now...
>>45875709>>45875716Jack Frost seems a bit too relieved to be helping construct the ice trap with the others. Not to suggest that he’s a coward in any way shape or form. That’s a load of rubbish. As far as you’re concerned, Jack Frost is the bravest demon in all of the group…once he’s properly motivated. But you digress. His added magic spells have significantly sped up the production of the trap. And as far as you're concerned, he's done a brilliant job. As for Mokoi…if it isn’t broken, than it’s best not to try and fix it. With a drunken salute, the demon obeys your orders and gestures with the tip of his boomerang, “Zio!”Ozone, blue lightning, and all that usual good stuff happens and the beast roars again as electricity runs along its clammy skin. You pray to whatever higher power that’s currently looking over you for spell to have caused a stun…>Roll 1d100 to Stun
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>45875830Once more, with feeling.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>45875830Praying to the Trio
>>45875838Nice. Thanks girls.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>45875830
>>45875834>>45875838>>45875865Someone somewhere is looking out for your British arse. You offer a brief and silent ‘thank you’ to the benevolent god(ess) or god(esses)s that have turned the tide in your favor. Because the Zio spell that Mokoi fired off at it? It stuck. The demon’s immobile, and it can’t move. You bump fists with your Australian death demon. “You cheeky little kipper…well done! You’re getting double scoops as soon as we get back to home base.”Mokoi’s eyes stare off into the distance. “I want to go to Istanbul,” It says wistfully, with a voice of rustling cloth. “I hear it’s quite nice this time of year.”“That’s a bit outside our budget for now, so how about this: Turkish delight from the best store we can find. That sound good?”“You know what I like, Mister Summoner.”“That’s the way! Now, watch your Master work!”You move up from your cover and aim the Beretta M9 pistol towards the bound demon. >Roll 1d10 + 5 Gun Damage.>Guaranteed hit. Demon is Imobile/Stunned.>Demon is stunned. Guaranteed Critical, multiply damage by x3.
Rolled 9 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>45876022
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Rolled 6 + 5 (1d10 + 5)>>45876022
>>45876033What he lacks in dental care he makes up for in fucking you up
>>45876032>>45876033>>45876051There’s nothing more satisfying than the sound of the bullet perforating through demon flesh and exiting out in a bloody spray. For the briefest of moments, your hearing aid goes into a feedback loop, and you wince sharply at the sudden influx of noise. But it easily breaks down quickly enough and the noise levels return to acceptable parameters. There’s a nice hole the size of a quarter in the Each-Uisage’s hindquarters, and it’s rapidly leaking blood from both entry and exit point. Demonic ichor spills to the ground, steaming with every drop that hits the wooden floor of the dock. It’s breathing is labored as it struggles against the electricity. >Warning: Demon is no longer afflicted with [Stunned].“Not like I needed it anyway!” Murdock retorts as he fires off another blast with his shotgun, moving closer all the while. The man reloads quickly, you’ll give him that. “All the firepower I’ll ever need, right here in me fingertips!”“Murdock, I wouldn’t recommend-”You don’t even have time to finish your sentence. >Warning: Demon used move registered in database as [Mazanma]It’s like someone set a tornado spinning within the small confines of the boating house. You’ve seen demo videos of what a normal spell does, but this one is ‘roided up like a weightlifting twat. [Concentrate] is one smarmy dick move. If Zanma felt like the flesh was being cut, then a Concentrated Mazanma feels like the wind is flaying your exposed flesh from your bones. Even behind cover, you can’t hold back a roar of pain as splinters embed themselves in your clothing. Victoria isn’t doing so hot either, judging from her high-pitched shrieks. Not that you blame her. These things hurt! (cont.)
Mokoi slams to the floor, unconscious. Poor sod was weak against Force spells, and this one seemed to be the death of him. Jack Frost screeches “HEEEEEE-WHOOOAAAAAAAAAA” as the winds send the snowman spiraling across the room. Victoria’s demons haven’t fared any better. Gremlin is down and Tagata Manu’s heavily injured. And then the winds stop abruptly. Jack Frost comes crashing down into a field of debris. Victoria is completely passed out, bleeding from over a dozen tiny cuts all over her body. And Murdock…The man looks like he’s been put through a shredder. You’re not sure how he’s still breathing, but the resilient fucker still is. Using his goddamned shotgun as a cane to prop himself up, the absolute madman. Still, you’re not as much concerned about him as you are about the Each-Uisage. The wind’s completely shredded the ropes, leaving it wounded, but mobile in its own right. It fixes you all with a baleful stare and undergoes the acid sequence of a transformation again. Having already seen it happen once, you have a better time making out the various forms. Land horse, attractive man, albatross-Wait, what the fuck? You blink once to make sure you weren’t hallucinating from blood loss. Was that…a girl?“…Brenda?” Murdock’s whisper is little more than a raw, raspy gurgle, but you can hear the man’s emotions. Shock, disbelief and…horror? The fuck? Did he know this demon or something?For a moment, it looked like the monster was going to stop, regarding the man with a curious look. But then it unfurled its wings and took off, crashing through a hole in the roof and sending more debris across the ruined boathouse. …thank God you’re not paying for that. Everything hurts, and you and Victoria, along with your demons, are down and out for the count. With no supplies. You make a mental note to give the quartermaster an ear-bashing as you reach for your COMP with bloody fingers…>Warn Adrian.>Call Alger.
>>45876318>Warn Adrian.FirstThen>Call Alger.Tell him to go to Adrian.
>>45876332>>45876361You don’t even wait for Adrian to say ‘hello?’ before you cut him off with a rasping cough. “The demon’s broken lose…kicked the piss out of us, too…couldn’t stop it, too powerful…”He curses. “You have got to be joking. The timing could not be worse…”“Such is life for us misfortunate rookies. Thrown into the deep end…you said we were the Men In Black, feat. Demons, right? Are you sure we aren’t XCOM?”“This isn’t the time for jokes. How badly injured are you? How long has it been since the demon’s left?”You take a weary glance at the ruined boathouse. “All our demons are down, and Victoria’s knocked out. Murdock…he’s heavily wounded, but still conscious. We got hit by a Concentrated Mazanma. Cocked up all our brilliant plans to trap the demon in a block of ice and really cut us up real bad…”“Shit. I’m sending Alger to your location, okay? Hang in tight-”You scowl, cutting him off with a curt tone of voice. “Negative. You take him. We’ll be fine on our own. I’ll just…you know, call the hospital. Shouldn’t be too hard to come up with a bullshit excuse.”“You really are bleeding out right now. You have to be to think that I can justify taking Alger and leave you bleeding to death in Murdock’s boathouse.”“Eh, it’s not that bad,” You reply as you lift up the shredded remains of your shirt. Paper cuts, the lot of them. Stings something awful, but nothing life-threatening. Besides, you need him if your’e gonna want to beat the Each-Uisage”“No. That’s unacceptable. As your team leader, I’m ordering you to comply. I’m sending Alger in to patch you up and extract you. Just hang in tight while he gets there, understood?”“…you drive a hard bargain,” You eventually reply. “Fine. We'll let Alger come get us. Just get the bastard for me, will ya?”(cont.)
“Yeah. For both of you. I can promise you that much, so just hang on, alright? Brown out.”The COMP communication relay cycles down without any further word. It’s gonna take Alger some time to get here, so you best fill it with something to do. Propping yourself up into a more comfortable position, you pull out the programming script on your COMP and start going through the program, searching for errors and loopholes in the code as your foot errantly taps against the wooden floorboards…===========================And that’s it for tonight. Time for me to go to sleep. We now definitely have to finish the case in the next session, right? Right? >mfw 'select all images with boats'
>>45876509>We now definitely have to finish the case in the next session, right? Right?Maybe? Thats up to you brah.Thanks for running.
>>45876527So if we entered the home stretch in the last thread, does this make this thread the home home stretch? Because now that everything's out in the open, all that needs to be done is to resolve the climax and enter the falling action. You guys did good today. Really good. Proud of y'all. Next thread...Wednesday at the earliest, Friday at the latest. ===================Gonna archive it in a few minutes. Follow me on Twitter for session times and other TF666-related stuff: https://twitter.com/TaskForceKazDon't forget to vote for the previous threads on suptg: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Devil%20Summoner%20Task%20Force%20666%20QuestHope y'all have a good night/morning/day/afternoon wherever you based anons are.
>>45876509>We now definitely have to finish the case in the next session, right? Right?Eh, the mission is fun, I'm not complaining about the length. Though
>>45871023Incorrect about some things.Walter and Jonathan die because they are part of Satan, who is part of YHVH, and Satan was actually the Four Archangels/Merkabah and Lucifer in IV as well.Also the guys can be your Megami as well. Try to spin that around your head how they birth a new humanity (Metaphorical or literal).
>>45871023Reading over the various SMT endings makes me wonder how far down the rabbit hole this quest will go.>quick, Adrian, you must devour the still-beating heart of High Pixie before she becomes the reincarnation of Lucifer!
>>45876878IV and Final's Lucifer are a different guy form the Lucifer we normally see.Besides Demi-Fiend was made in the true Lucifers image. The whole point of shoving giant powerful worms down his throat filled with demonic power.