Your name is Amy Nakamura, a 17 year old void Oni, and you are currently trying to kill time with Trish before your scheduled Wizard meeting. You never thought you’d think that particular phrase before, but this week’s been pretty hectic and out-there. Honestly, going to see a wizard is probably the most mundane thing that’s happened to you this week. Which isn’t really that hard when you’ve fought faeries, got bound and met another Oni all in a few days. God you hope your life slows down after this…. Actually, that’d be a lie, this week has been incredible. In a good way and a bad way. Now you’re ending it another interesting note. What could this Wizard be like you wonder? Trish was sparse on the details, of course that could be because she doesn’t know the details herself. Speaking of Trish, she’s currently trying to keep herself awake by dicking around on her phone. She had a late night and is currently suffering for it. Her head keeps drooping further and further before she catches herself. How late did she stay up?The poor, poor thing~ >Bully the Trish >No bully, you have to be serious >Write-in?
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>>45993435>No bully, you have to be serious
>>45993435>Let Trish sleep, she earned it
>>45993435>Bully the TrishIs Trish ticklish? You can't be sleepy when someone is tickling you.
>>45993435>Bully the TrishAw yes I've been waiting for this
Anyone want to break the tie? >>45994206Sorry for the break anon, I had stuff to take care of.
>>45994428Don't samefag anon.
>>45994287No bully, cuz fuck samefagging.
>>45994488I was actually >>45993902 but ok
>>45994502And with that we're letting Trish get some rest. Writing.
>>45994533Then you declare who you are and that you're changing your vote so you don't get mistaken for a samefag. Lesson for next time.
>>45994533You should've said you were changing or deleted your old vote.
>>45994287There is no tie. Bully is winning.
>>45994577You should have counted the votes correctly the first time.
>>45994578Letting her sleep is considered identical to no bully, as evidenced by the QM declaring a tie.>>45994604Stay mad.
>>45994577Noted for next timeSorry
>>45994578>Implying letting her sleep isn't just a flavor variant
>>45994578>>45994604Letting her sleep was a write-in variation of no Bully. >>45994633S'all good in the hood.
“Get some more sleep, you’ve got like an hour and a half before we go.” She looks at you blearily for a minute, before yawning and nodding. “Alright alright, I’ll get a few more winks. Make yourself at home.” She says before immediately pulling the sheets over her head. One Two Three annnnnd… She starts snoring almost immediately, it’d be cuter if it wasn’t so loud. It’s a good thing it only lasts for a little while. You smile and shake your head, your friend hasn’t changed in a long time. You get up from the shore and stretch, she said you could make yourself at home… >Look through her history to try and find the wizard. >Ah what the hell, set an alarm and get some sleep. >Go downstairs and make her a snack, she probably hasn’t eaten today. >Write-in?
>>45994940>Look through her private internet historyLOOKS LIKE BULLYING IS BACK ON THE MENU BOYS
>>45994940>Ah what the hell, set an alarm and get some sleep.Use Trish as a pillow.
>>45994940>Look through her history to try and find the wizard.
>>45994940>Go downstairs and make her a snack, she probably hasn’t eaten today.
>>45994940>Ah what the hell, set an alarm and get some sleep.
>>45994940Changing >>45995072 to>Ah what the hell, set an alarm and get some sleep.
Looks like we're taking a nap. Roll me a d100 for dreaming.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>45995351HERE COME THE NIGHTMARES
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>45995351
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>45995351
>>45995375>>45995382>>45995386Lucky, you guys got 1 degree of success. Writing.
Ah fuck it, you were up early with yard-work this morning, you can afford to take a break. You gently peel back the covers and slip under them. Lucky for you Trish’s bed is bigger than yours and the both of you fit pretty comfortably. You set an alarm for an hour and half on your phone and lay your head down on the paisley patterned pillows and shut your eyes. ….Yeah Trish hasn’t stopped snoring, has it only gotten louder over the years? It’s been a while since you two shared a bed. Eventually you start to drift to sleep…. Everything is dark, empty. There is nothing, except, you. You stand alone in the Void, it watches you, it listens to your thoughts. It know your hopes and dreams, and your inner most fears. Normally this would be disconcerting, but it’s actually the opposite. The emptiness, the Void, is calming. It is serenity separated from chaos. Then something changes, you change. The Void begins peeling back, the darkness and emptiness thinning. The peace and tranquility shattered in a mere instant, and for a moment you see something beyond the edge of the Void. Something looking back at you… It looks like an eye Your eyes fly open as soon as your phone’s alarm goes off. That was…. Different. You can’t remember the last time you dreamed. That was unlike any dream you’ve ever had, it felt real. What was all that? That eye? You shake your head, you can worry about this later. You move to turn your phone off when you notice her. Trish, somehow, has managed to wrap her arms around your middle and is resting her head on your right boob. This is somewhat awkward. >Remove midget from boob pillow, time to go. >Let her sleep for minute as you try to figure out what the fuck that dream was. >Write-in?
>>45996112>>Let her sleep for minute as you try to figure out what the fuck that dream was.cuddle dreamsleuth time
>>45996112>Wake her up but don't move her, Have the smuggest fucking smile.
>>45996112>Let her sleep for a minute while you try to figure out what the fuck that dream was
>>45996112>Let her sleep for minute as you try to figure out what the fuck that dream was.
>>45996217 here, changing/adding that after we ponder the Eye, we should totally do >>45996216 if Trish is still asleep then
>>45996112>Write-in?Reach for phone and take picture of her using boob-pillow.
>>45996216>>45996419I vote for a combination of these.
>>45996112>Let her sleep for minute as you try to figure out what the fuck that dream was.>Wake her up but don't move her, Have the smuggest fucking smile.Can't it be both? Let her sleep for a few more minutes, then wake her up and be smugoni.jpgAlso >>45996419
Alrighty looks like we're mixing up some votes. Is a mix of >Let her sleep for a minute while you try to figure out what the fuck that dream was >Wake her up but don't move her, Have the smuggest fucking smile. >Reach for phone and take picture of her using boob-pillow. Cool with everyone?
Alrighty, can I get some 3d10 rolls for figuring out shit.
Rolled 3, 2, 9 = 14 (3d10)>>45996893Let's do this
Rolled 10, 9, 2 = 21 (3d10)>>45996893
Rolled 2, 2, 9 = 13 (3d10)>>45996893
>>45996904>>45996925>>45996934Good, good. Writing.
>>45996925Thank you, the dice seem to hate the rest of us
>>45997037Well, Chance is a fickle girl, she is
You sigh and rest your head back onto the pillow, Trish can wait for minute, you have to try and figure out what the hell that dream was. You focus on your breathing for a moment and try to enter the Void. You reach out to the Void and it reaches out, and you can see… Nothing. It’s exactly the same as it usually is, empty and peaceful. Maybe it wasn’t something external breaking into your Void, maybe it was something from inside? Ugh, this sucks, if it wasn’t someone else what could it have been? What could change the Void’s shape like that? You sigh dejectedly and stop your introspection, maybe you’ll just have to try again later. Now back to the problems at hand, namely Trish being plastered to your boob. You go to remove her when a particularly evil idea cross your mind. You keep yourself from giggling as you grab your phone and take a picture of her cuddled up on you. The blackmail you could get from this…. After a minute or two of snickering you gently shake your tiny friend awake. She groans and grumbles and opens her eyes to see you smiling smugly at her. “Have a good nap?” You ask her in a sing-song voice. “Yep, you ready to go? I could use a few more hours of sleep but we need to get going.” She tells you completely nonplussed. …..Why is she only cute when she’s asleep? >Yeah, let’s go meet a wizard. >Not yet, we have to (what?)
>>45997536>Yeah, let’s go meet a wizard.
>>45997536>Yeah, let’s go meet a wizard.We're off to see the Wizard!
>>45997536>Yeah, let's go meet a wizardMight as well go see what sort of wizard she's found. And what it's gonna cost for lessons, because this ain't the sort of thing they give Pell grants for, is it?
>>45997536>Not yet, we have to (what?)"We can't go to meet the wizard yet. We still need a tin-man, a scarecrow and a lion.Where can we find them toto?"
>>45997536>Not yet, we have to (what?)Bring up the binding thing real quick. Sounds real simple since she is literally still in her room.
>>45997736>>45997536Agreed, might be a good idea to knock that out.
>>45997637 here,>>45997736 seems like a real good idea to add, especially given the meeting with a strange wizard coming upSo yeah, change to that
>inb4 wizard is the guy we met
Looks like we're meeting the wizard, but first. Mention Bonding to Trish? >Y >N
>>45997978>>YBond to Trish, we trust her.
>>45997978>NMaybe later, but I feel like it's a bit soon.
>>45998006Could've been an interesting plot hook
>>45998062We've already saved her from a witch, shes been our best friend for pretty much forever, and we know that the bond is not detrimental to either party. Now we'll know if she gets into to much trouble with finding out about magic.
Mentioning it is, writing.
>>45998129>saved from a witchWe did?
>>45998485Yup, its never been really explained heavily but we know that we saved her from a witch a few years ago. I think it was in the first or second threads.
>>45998485>>45998536I've mentioned it twice, it's not something Amy or Trish likes to think about. It was pretty fucked. I'm saving it for a flashback thread
>>45998536>>45998578Fair enough, probably overlooked it
Hey!Hey!Whatchu listening to.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MZ1rsSrq5Q&list=PL9B8C3559EE36372A&index=230
You groan and get up off the bed, Trish quickly untangling herself from you and putting her glasses on. She puts on some street clothes as you stretch a bit, working a few kinks out. Then an errant thought crosses your mind, you were about to go see a WIZARD, and despite what Kondo has told you the thought of being forcibly bound scares you a bit. The lack of freedom is entails, the powerlessness you’d have at the hands of your master… You unconsciously start rubbing your neck again. You look at Trish slipping into another over-sized anime hoody and a thought crosses your mind. “Hey Trish?”“Yeah, what’s up?” She responds. “Well I was just thinking about the fact we’re going to meet someone neither of us knows, who is apparently a Wizard.” Trish rolls her eyes. “Yes, that’s the plan, don’t blow a gasket in worrying about it.” “It’s just that…. I’m worried about being forcibly bound again. I don’t think I could deal with that again, when it happened I kind of destroyed a bunch of trees.” Trish stays silent for a moment. “Are you trying to ask me to bind you?” >How do you answer? Why are you bringing this up? (The next couple of posts will have write-ins only. This is some major character development.)
>>45997978>>Ywe don't' need to make a decision on it now, but we should let her know its an option. We trust her, and already plan on watching her back.
>>45998940We've been friends for a long time and don't want to see her get hurt again. This way we can stop it before it even happens.
>>45999006This. Onis swear to protect their master.
>>45998940>How do you answer? Why are you bringing this up? "I... I am. Both for my own sake, and not wanting to risk some other asshole doing it... and for yours. I mean, anyone can say stuff, but we don't know this wizard and... I'd always protect you anyway, but I can't help but worry about something happening. I mean, if oni are supposed to have someone they serve... I'd rather it was you, Trish."
>>45998940>"You can make me do anything. Aaaanything."
>>45998940>"I'm just throwing the idea out there, this might be the best option for the both of us">"N-No homo or anything like that"
>>45999204I think>>45999133Disagrees with you.
>>45999246I disagree with the anon disagreeing with the disagreement!
So these appear to be the "Popular" options. You guys want to add anything more or is this cool? >>45999006>>45999108
>>45999336"Besides, this way I can get a sweet new hairband or bracelet."
Don't pick anything lame for the chain
>>45999463What about earrings?
>>45999507Has to wrap around us somewhere
>>45999460>>45999463>>45999507Don't worry anons, you get to pick! Writing.
"I... I am. For my own sake, I don’t want some asshole doing it... and for yours. I mean we don't know this wizard and... I'd always protect you anyway, but I can't help but worry about something happening. You’ve been my best friend for years Trish, I’d die before I’d let something happen to you again. I mean, if Oni are supposed to have someone they serve... I'd rather it was you, Trish." Trish looks you in the eyes for a few brief moments, a bit of water pooling in the corners of her eyes before turning away and sniffing loudly. “A-alright… If you want me to.” She says with a bit of trepidation in her voice. “I promise I won’t let you down.” She says a few seconds later, with a bit more strength in her voice. >What is your oath? What do you swear to be and do for your lord? >What does she bind you with? >Nope, this is too soon.
>>45999853>To always be there for her and to always protect her both physically and mentally>That's up to her really isn't it since it has to be something personnel that's important to her.
>>45999853>What is your oath? What do you swear to be and do for your lord? I swear to protect you and be there for when you need me. My strength will be yours.>What does she bind you with? A chain bracelet. Don't care to much about what its made of.
>>45999932>>That's up to her really isn't it since it has to be something personnel that's important to her.You get to pick it anon, you pick what the personal item is.
>>45999853>Nope, this is too soon.Maybe we should late and do this right later.
>>45999988Ah, then does Trish wear a hairband or anything normally? Or maybe we got her a present that she's kept for a long time?
>>45999853>What does she bind you with? A ribbon she joked about us wearing before, since it was kinda bad-ass with a spiky chain printed on it>What is your oath? What do you swear to be and do for your lord? "I am Amy Nakamura, Void Oni, and I swear to protect my Lord, Trisha Ngyuen, to protect always, and to aid in whatever way I can, even the times she might not want to hear it."
>>46000069I dunno anon, does she? This is your chance to decide that.
>>46000086"The little silver bracelet that I got you for your birthday last year. Do you still have it/wear it?"
>>45999853This then.>>45999932>A chain bracelet. Don't care to much about what its made of.
>>45999853>>46000079The oath of this and this object>>45999949
>>46000129I like this.
Okay I've got a good idea about what you want for the oath, but let's have a formal vote on the binding. >A ribbon with a spiky chain on it. >A chain bracelet. >The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday. >Something Else? (Feel free to make up a backstory for the item if you want.)
>>46000296>A ribbon with a spiky chain on it. >The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday.One of these two, though I like the idea of it being a gift
>>46000296>A chain bracelet.>The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday. Either.
>>46000296>A chain bracelet.Should be this since it had the most votes....
>>46000296>A ribbon with a spiky chain on it.
>>46000296>>The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday.
>>46000296>A chain bracelet.>The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday.
>>46000296>The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday.
>>46000296>A chain bracelet.>The silver bracelet you got her for her birthday. Seems like a cute combination
I know its probably really stupid but just follow me here guys...what if...what if... an oni figured out how to have more than one bond and literally wore nothing but belts and gets super large amounts of xp. Anime fights are a go.
>>46000484It seems like a stupid and arbitrary combination to me. The only reason I can see to want it is that you want chain bracelet but you're too lazy to make up an actual backstory for that item.
Coolio, to think that the option with the most votes was for accessories. Never change /tg/ Writing.
>>46000615Gotta prioritize yo necessities dawg Swag aint nothin you go about lightly. Gotta make sure it be pimpin yo. Ya feel me?
>>46000580What, we couldn't have gotten her a bracelet of fine silver chain?
>>46000667We could've, but that's still arbitrary and lazy, motivated by a lack of creative ability and blatant desire for a losing option.
>>46000576Not how it works buddy, Samurai only had one master.
Just some quick mechanic notes. The binding always scales in size with the Oni, so it doesn't break in Oni form. Also it's almost indestructible, but in the case of it breaking you'll feel oddly disconnected and dizzy for a few moments. The bond will still be their but it will be a bit muddied until you can replace the binding. Basically just a sensory debuff for the servants lord sense. It shouldn't come up and is pretty easy to fix, just thought you guys would want to know.
>>46000761Alright so using it to block hits have a risk benefit factor. Good to know.
You get down to your knees and bow your head to Trish. "I am Amy Nakamura, Void Oni Ronin, and I swear to protect my Lord, Trisha Nguyen from everything that would harm her. My strength and my blade will be her’s to command I will aid her in whatever way I can, even when she might not want it." You’re not sure where these words are coming from, but they feel RIGHT. You were born to do this. Trish looks at you nervously for a moment, before shaking her head and approaching you. She places her hand on your right shoulder and adopts a regal tone and bearing. “I Trisha, first born daughter of the Nguyen family, accept you into my service Ronin Nakamura. You will no longer be Ronin, but a Bushi instead. I swear to always be worthy of your oath and Bond. I will never make you act dishonorably or frivolously. I hope despite these titles we give each other, that you will always remain my friend.” She then moves to her dresser and opens up a small box. You can’t see from your position what’s in it, but she quickly scurries back over and grabs your wrist. You hear a tiny ‘click’ before feeling magic flow through you and into… The silver bracelet you gave her for her birthday so many years ago. She kept it all this time… “Rise Amy Nakamura, first Samurai of my household.” Trisha commands, you stand and feel the power of the bond wash over the entire room. Then you feel it, the presence of another in your heart. You can feel Trish, but it’s so much stronger than it was with Dan. You can feel her pulse, and even the latent power stirring inside of her. It’s honestly hard to hold the tears back, you’re feeling so many different emotions right now. You glance downward and see Trish smiling up at you, tears unashamedly pouring down her face. >What say/do?
>>46001322"Thank you, Now lets go see about that wizard!"Hug her a bit and then say that she isn't getting mushy on us now is she?
>>46001322Hugs. Now is the time for hugs.Then break off, cut out the mushy stuff and go find a Wizard.
>>46001322Huggles and headpats.
/tg/'s a hugslut.
>>46001584At least we aren't holding hands
Alrighty hugging it is, the wizards. Also >Cry >Hold back the tears >>46001584Would you want it any other way?
>>46001670>Hold back the tears
>>46001670>Hold back the tearsWhy would we cry? TIS A JOYOUS OCCASION!
>>46001670>>CryTry not to cry, then cry a lot.
>>46001670>try not to cry>cry a lot
>>46001670>Hold back the tears Not in front of the wizard!
Writing. Thanks for sticking with me this late guys.
>>46001894man this is early for me, I regularly stay up til nearly 3. Sleep is for the weak!
>>46001894Happy to stick around, it's been a fun ride so far. Although Friday night is one thing, Sunday is killing me since work in five hours.
You don’t even hesitate, you scoop Trish up into a huge hug, fighting back the tears of happiness in your eyes. You’re actually kind of holding her like a child, she’s small but not that small…. Oh, shit, you changed into Oni form. But none of your clothes are destroyed, how does that even work? Questions for later (Oni Bond power gained: Noh. Your clothing and any accessories on your body grow and shrink with you as you change forms.) You set Trish down gently and pat her head as the last of her tears fall down. “Alright, I’m alright.” She says, mostly to herself. “Let’s get going if we dilly dally anymore we’ll be late. But first you need to shrink back down, you kinda sprung up when I finished my speech.” You nod and then the both of you quickly make your way back to your car, Trish grabbing a granola bar before you head out. You swear you can hear her say “I don’t deserve a friend like you.” When you leave the house, but it was so quiet it could’ve just been the wind. cont.
>>46002417----- The Drive to the Wizard’s place was surprisingly short, apparently she (it is a woman as it turns out) has a small office/shop in the Galleria. The small office is in one of the strip-centers that litters the area, It doesn’t even look like any wizard’s lair you’ve ever seen. The sign just reads “KLEIN’S HOME REMEDIES AND HERBALIST.” As you and Trish walk in a bell chimes merrily from the door and a bubbly breathy voice greats you from the back room. “I’ll be with you in just a minute!” You glance down a t Trish and giver a skeptical look, she returns it and just shrugs. “Just go with it.” You give a non-committal grunt and start to wait. Your patience is rewarded in only a few seconds, as an overweight blonde woman in her late twenties walks out from what you presume to be the back room. She catches your eye and lights up with an immaculate smile that frames her rosy cheeks and bright blue eyes rather well. “You’re the three o’clock then?” She asks in her bubbly voice. You and Trish nod, and her smile gets even bigger. “You must be Trisha and Amy, what a pleasure! I’m Christin Klein, botanist, herbalist and Journeyman Wizard extraordinaire!” she exclaims as she rushes over and shakes yours and Trish’s hands. “Why don’t you two come with me to the back, I have a pot of tea that’s almost boiling. We can share a cup!” This is…. Not what you expected at all.
And that's it, thanks to everyone for showing up and participating. I'll be sticking around until the thread is gone to answer questions and accept criticisms. My twitter and the Quest Archive are in the second post. I hope everyone has a great week. The next thread might be anytime this weekend from friday to sunday again. Please check twitter, as the times may change. I hope everyone has a great night, see you next time.
>>46002447*and give her ugh
>>46002495Thanks for running Strike! Have a good night.
>>46002524Thanks for playing anon, have a good one.
>>46002495Fun thread, glad I decided to catch up with this again.
>>46002559Thanks for showing up anon, I appreciate it.
>>46002495Only caught the end of this, but have a good night.
>>46002586Thanks for reading anon.
Like I said I'll be here to answer any questions whether they be Lore or game mechanic. Insomnia is a bitch, but I don't have work tomorrow.
>>46002495About how much power do most wizards have, for frame of reference?Like, is it mostly low-key stuff, or larger things like earthquakes?
>>46002713No idea as far as Amy knows, I'm actually planning on revealing everything about Human Magic next thread in a huge lore dump conversation with Christin. The Short answer is it depends on how experienced the Wizard is. Human magic is very distinct in that regard.
>>46002815Lost my Trip.
>>46002815Try to colour the info based on what the current witch knows. Everyone is right, to a point, but what's right for them may not work for someone else. And don't have her say it, have us learn it.
>>46003398She doesn't know absolutely everything and Trish set up this meeting as a way to learn more about magic. I'll try and do this tactfully.
>>46003419I know strike.May I ask why an Oni can function spiritually in America as well as Japan (is there spiritual gating like in XS's game)?
>>46003477Because most Oni powers in my mythos are fueled by the elements and their own genetic magic. It has less to do with Japanese spiritualism and more to do with Oni just being magical in their own right. This doesn't apply to everything though, an Eastern Dragon would lose a lot of their power by coming to the west because most of their power is spiritual. Another example would be the Fae, when the Fae were chased from the Old World they lost the majority of their amazing power. (Although they're starting to get it back by converting more and more of America's wild spaces into Fae domains which is pissing of the Native spirits quite a bit)