>Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Devil%20Summoner%20Task%20Force%20666%20Quest>Previous Session: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/46399268/>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…
[1:37 PM Monday June 29th 2015]There’s one more place that you have to visit before you can go out on the mission. Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) recommends that every agent should pay a visit to the fusion labs. Even if an agent didn’t have the need to fuse any sort of demons for whichever mission he/she had been assigned, it still never hurt to update one’s personal registry of demons. Once upon a time, a Demonic Compendium was literally a book with mystic runes and eldritch writings that sought to record a demon’s essence. And Demon Fusion was conducted with magic circles under the moonlight. However, that time was long gone. Nowadays, digital compendiums and fusion units are the way to go. You’re still a bit confused as to why the manual refers to Mido’s particular floor as the ‘Cathedral of Shadows’. Maybe it was an inside joke of some kind, or one of those things that are still higher than your paygrade. The five of you step out of the elevator as soon as it hits the destined floor, and follow the signs that point to the cathedral. You can feel a sort of humming that sets your teeth on edge, and a sort of electric charge in the air that causes the hair on your arms to stand up straight. Judging from the way the others are tense, they’re feeling it too. You find a vacant lab, and shuffle inside. It’s a small space, barely able to accommodate all of you, dominated by a wide series of dials and gauges, buttons and levers. Separated by five inches of reinforced plexiglass, you behold a room thirty by thirty feet lined with cylindrical test-tube-like structures, each going almost one story in height. Six ‘smaller’ units to contain the fusion materials feed into a ‘larger’ one with various cables and tubes. That is where the expected result of fusion would be by the end of the process. (cont.)
Sitting in the room’s only chair, a man in his late twenties regards you with a cool expression. If his lab coat is any indication, then he must be one of the staff members in charge of this particular room. But his disheveled appearance and unshaved chin stubble gave him the appearance of a hobo trying to cosplay as a scientist more than anything else. ...okay, that was a bit much. You correct yourself. He doesn't look like a hobo as much as he does a mad scientist. All that was missing was a comic relief assistant that had some kind of speaking disability to complete the guy. “Welcome to the Cathedral of Shadows,” He intones, adopting a serious gait and demeanor with a dramatic pose. You have to give him points for trying to match the rather…ominous vibes that the Cathedral was pumping into you. “I am the current technician operating this particular room. “From the weary looks on your faces, I deduce with my genius intelect that you are agents about to go on a mission and not the interns that I ordered lunch from. You must be here to either register your demons, fuse your demons together…or perhaps both. What say you?”>“…just registration.”>“Registration and fusion.”>“…who are you, exactly?”>Custom option.
>>46531955>“Registration and fusion.”>“…who are you, exactly?”
>>46531955>“Registration and fusion.”>“…who are you, exactly?”This'll be the first time I've seen fusion in a quest since Persona 2129 hasn't gotten to it yet and probably won't for awhile.
>>46531955>“Registration and fusion.”>“…who are you, exactly?”Also, is Madison in a different squad?
>>46532051She's a replacement secretary for one that got transferred.
>>46532051Pretty sure she will be once she gets done training. Odds are down the line she'll be a team lead to a team we have to work with on a big op.
>>46532114She's getting training but she is slated for a desk job. Said so right at the beginning of last thread.
>>46532012>>46532027>>46532051Victoria and Brady seem to be regarding the dials and gauges with wide-eyed interest. You can’t exactly blame them. You’d be giddy as well if you weren’t here on business. First impressions matter, and you exactly can’t go fanboying out of glee that you’re standing on what’s like the set of a sci-fi movie. You clear your throat noticeably before replying. “Registration and fusion for all of us. And if you don’t mind me asking, who are you, exactly?”With a dramatic flourish, the technician stands up, knocking back his revolving chair in the process. As if on cue, the air conditioning suddenly turned on, and his lab coat fluttered as dramatically as it could from the little breeze. “You do not know who I am? By the time I finally reach my next breakthrough in demon fusion research, you will most certainly know who I am! I am Frederic Byrne, the number two protégée of Professor Mido, and resident inventor and scientist for the Cathedral of Shadows. I have a doctorate in physics, dozens of thesis published on demonology, and a few learned youngsters under my wing that still haven’t gotten me lunch. “But that is besides the point! As I mentioned earlier, I am Frederic Byrne and I shall be your guide to all things related to demonic fusion. Proceed at your own peril!” He finishes with a dramatic flourish of his hands and a laugh that’s clearly been rehearsed. …Victoria politely claps, but from the strained smile on her face, it seems like a polite gesture more than anything else. MacKay maintains a stoic front, but from the way Brady’s jawline is working, he seems to be struggling to keep his foot out of his mouth. Fitz keeps a dour expression. >“I rate it ten out of ten.”>“How long did you practice that speech for?”>“That was nice and all, but I would really like to proceed.”>“…I would like to access demon fusion, without the sideshow act.”>Custom option.
>>46532535>>“I rate it ten out of ten.”>>“How long did you practice that speech for?”
>>46532535>>“How long did you practice that speech for?”The approach was a bit wooden Frederic. A for effort though. May we continue?
>>46532535>“How long did you practice that speech for?”
>>46532535>“How long did you practice that speech for?”>7/10>captcha is boatsBad timing captcha
>>46532578>>46532580>>46532612>>46532630“I give it a seven out of ten,” You eventually say, “But an ‘A’ for effort. How long have you been practicing that speech for?”Byrne visibly droops, but manages to recover. “A week,” He admits, pulling his chair back and plopping on it with the grace of a sack of bricks. “Damn. It really has been a long time since my drama years. I need to step up.”“Only the approach was wooden. Everything else checked out nicely.”“The heck is a drama student doing in a paramilitary task force?” Brady mutters.“Well, it was one way to pay the bills back home. That, and this was the best outlet that I had for my…ah, little eccentricities that would allow me to pursue both drama and my primary field of education.”Everyone just gives him a deadpan stare. “Oh, for heaven’s sake. I highly doubt that I’m the only oddity here. It’s a statistical improbability to find an employee or agent here that has some sort of odd quirk or skeleton in their closet. I can guarantee you that much.”“No kiddin’?” Fitz says with a wayward glance towards all of you. “…yeah, we’re all pretty unique in that regard, aren’t we?”Brady recoils dramatically. “And here I thought I was the last sane man.”“No offense, Brady,” Victoria interjects, “But I think that title goes to MacKay.”The man in question smiles, and politely clears his throat. “Yes, thank you for the recognition. Now, before we got…sidetracked, I believe we came down here for a reason…”Byrne straightens up in his chair. “Well, enough dallying around, I suppose. Now, if this is your first time here, listen to my instructions carefully…”>You connect your COMP to an available terminal.“You first have to register your demons. Most agents do that unless they’ve got something better in the Compendium. Not you guys since this is your first time doing this.”>You registered your demons!(cont.)
Time to pray that this won't turn into a mess...“If you’re wanting to fuse your demons, then keep your COMP connected. If not, then it’s alright to disconnect from the main sever. Your demon’s data should have been recorded, and will be available to access in the future.”Brady looks at the screen, back at his COMP and then shrugs. “I’m happy with what I’ve got. How about you guys?”MacKay with a nod. “Yes.”Fitz, with a shrug. “Yeah, sure.”Victoria, with a smile.“Hai.”That leaves only you with your COMP connected to the terminal. The options displayed on the screen in front of you are…>Introducing Demon Fusion!>This allows you to receive better demons by fusing demons in your current roster. >With your current demons, you can only perform Binary Fusion. >The level of the fused demon will be the average level of the materials used, rounding up to the closest whole number. >Players must select the final result before choosing the demon’s moves. >The personality of the new demon can either be one of the materials used, or a new composite one. >Your options are…>Lv. 9 Centaur + Lv. 10 Gryphon = Lv. 9 Hequet>Lv. 11 Napae + Lv. 10 Gryphon = Lv. 10 Harpy>Lv. 9 Centaur + Lv. 11 Napaea = Lv. 10 Angel
>>46533292>Lv. 9 Centaur + Lv. 11 Napaea = Lv. 10 Angel
>>46533292Going to need to see the skills available to the three combinations to make an informed decision.
>>46533292>>Lv. 9 Centaur + Lv. 11 Napaea = Lv. 10 Angel
>>46533324For example...>Centaur--- Bufu (Weak ice spell, 20% Freeze to one foe) [3 MP]--- Needle Shot (Weak Gun attack to one foe) [4 MP]--- Sukunda (Reduce enemy Agility by 1 level)--- Lunge>Napaea--- Dia (Weak healing spell for one ally)--- Zan (Weak Force damage to one foe) [5 MP]--- Resist Ice (Reduces Ice Damage)--- Dormia (90% Chance of Sleep to one foe) [8 MP]--- Dream Needle>Angel initiate moves...>Dia>PatraYou can have all eight move slots filled immediately. No app point BS.
>>46533373Gotcha. But what are the initiate skills of Harpy and Heget?
>>46533373So our angel could start of with>Dia>Patra>Bufu>Dormia>Zan>Sukunda>Needle shot>Resist IceNot bad
>>46533408>>46533373Also Strengths and Weaknesses.
>>46533408>AngelWeak to Dark/Nulls Light>Harpy-- Weak to Gun/Elec, Reflects Force- Mazan- Sukukaja>Heqet-- Weak to Fire, Resists Elec- Healing Knowhow- Zio
>>46533479Alright>>46533292>Lv. 9 Centaur + Lv. 11 Napaea = Lv. 10 AngelIs the best combo without wasting inherited skills. Harpy's Mazan is nice, but wastes Napaea's Zan and Gryphon's Sukukaja gets wasted as well.
>>46533548So we all good with fusing Centaur and Napaea to form Angel? If so, what moveset do you want on your new demon? >Choice >>46533434>Custom
>>46533640.>>46533434Sounds good to me
>>46533640>>46533434Looks good. We are only losing Lunge anyways and we still have Gryphon and Adrian for the Phys.
>>46533548I doubt you could convince us to fuse anything other then Angel anyways. >>46533640Does Gryphon have Sukukaja or Sukunda? >>46533373 says Sukunda but the character sheet says Sukukaja.
>>46533675Oops. You're right. That's supposed to be Sukukaja.
>>46533675Grpyhon has SukukajaCentaur has Sukunda which is who we are fusing right now.>I doubt you could convince us to fuse anything other then Angel anyways. I'd like to think you guys would be willing to change your mind if there was a better result instead of going for the pretty face, but that comment does inspire confidence.>>46533700No he isn't. He got Centuar and Gryphon mixed up.
>>46533735...oh goddammit. Fuck. I haven't had any food all afternoon...I'm ordering a pizza. That should set my brain straight.So with that said, if we're all set on fusing Angel, then that's what I'll write. Writing now...
>>46533765Yeah, sorry Kaz. I'm half asleep myself so I got confused. Didn't mean to make it more confusing/difficult for you.>>46533735Nah, man. Pretty Face and Coolness Factor are the two most important things when summoning and fusing demons. That's why Alice and Lucifer are so strong.
>>46533862>Nah, man. Pretty Face and Coolness Factor are the two most important things when summoning and fusing demons.Eh, maybe in the games where we'd get random encounters every 5 seconds and demon negotiation takes hardly any time. But here fighting and negotiation take a very long time and the demons we recruit are far and few between. I'd rather not waste them.
>Alice is introduced>anons tripping over each-other to recruit it>YouDied.png
>>46533959We aren't wasting them. I'm pretty sure we have them in the compendium, so we can re-summon the fucks. >>46533964We're going to have best daughterfu. We're going to take her to get ice cream and hold hands, dammit!
>>46533959>maybe in the games where we'd get random encounters every 5 seconds and demon negotiation takes hardly any timeDoesn't make Demon Negotiation any easier, now does it?
>>46534049>We aren't wasting them.I'm not saying we were, Angel was the best combo here. Compendiums are usually expensive though, not sure what the price tag is in the quest.Also Alice is totally going to kill us isn't she?
>>46534096>Doesn't make Demon Negotiation any easier, now does it?Honestly it's probably easier in the quest since it's less random chance. Games have much much more opportunities though with out frequent encounters are.
>>46534105>anons somehow manage to gain her favor>Die For Me!At least that's how it worked in the original game, I think.
>>46533964>>46534049>>46534105That actually might happen sooner than you think. Almost done writing...
>>46534165I'm going to pray Nebrios and Belial are nearby to rein her in a little.
>>46534165>That actually might happen sooner than you think.Wait a minute.>Kids going missing.>Fairies Blamed.>Fairies are totally "It's not us! ;-;"It's Alice making friends, isn't it?
We're gonna befriend and daughter the SHIT out of Alice. And somehow not die in the process. Alice and Pixie are off limits for fusion, they can evolve into higher forms (does Alice even have one?) if they so wish, but never fuse them. Not even YHVH is that much of a evil bastard to do such a thing.
>>46534182>Uncle Red and Uncle Black have been indisposed since the last cycle/manifestation. >It's up to Papa Adrian to rein her in.>Alice gets super Victoria level jealous whenever we talk to other girls, clings to us and makes death threats behind our back. Best Daughterfu.
You make your choice. With a push of a button, you select the demon you want to fuse. It doesn’t even take more than five seconds for you to input the magic that you want it to learn. You want to fuse an Angel. Out of all the options, it seems like the one that will cover the most bases. Still, you can’t believe that you’re doing this. And not in a whole ‘demon fusion’ thing since you’ve read up a little more about the practice. You’re not bothered by the fact that this is what the warlocks and devil summoners of old used to do. You’re more concerned with the fact that you’re making an Angel. You know, one of the Lord’s servants. How the heck does that even work? Everything Sunday School taught you is screaming how this shouldn’t be possible…...hmmm. You’ll ask about the ramifications later. Hopefully your new demon has a few answers for you. The dials and gauges on the control panel start to hum to life as you input the final command. There are cameras inside of the fusing room proper, and their live feed is on display on a few consoles. You take a look at the camera feed as the ritual begins to warm up. >You do not need to roll an Loyalty check. >Both Centaur and Napaea have 100% Loyalty. >Your demons will not resist the fusion.“My liege,” Centaur rumbles, his voice distorted by the sound of the fusion magic firing up. He bows low towards the observation room. “It has truly been an honor. I thank you for the opportunity to let me fight by your side. Should we never meet again, then I hope that my sacrifice shall bring you closer to your dreams and desires.”“…” Napaea looks around nervously, but swallows and forms a resolute look on her face. “Thank you for letting me journey with you, Master!” She says, eventually smiling in spite of herself. “It really was a fun time! If we won’t see each other again…I’ll miss you!” >Say a few words. >Straight to fusion.
>>46534240Alice is a super high tier demon anon. We're talking end game fighting gods level.
>>46534272>Say a few words."The honor has been mine Centaur.""I'll miss you too Napaea, you've grown a lot."
>>46534272>>Say a few words."I'll miss you guys too. If I need you again, I hope you'll answer my call. This isn't goodbye forever."
>>46534272>>Say a few wordsI will miss both of you. Thank you for your aid and you support. You have been good to me.
>>46534272>>Say a few words.Why am I tearing up?
>>46534272Man, you know how to tug on a guy's heart strings. They're acting like they're dying.
>>46534345They kind of are. They are about to lose their 'self'. Sure you can summon a copy from the compendium but that's basically cloning.
>>46534345They're not dying!, we are merely ending their stream of consciousness and destroying their personalities in one swoop!
>>46534330>>46534345The demons in Raidou 2 wrote goodbye letters whenever you fused them together. >"The letter was stained with tears so it was illegible."
>>46534345You should play Raidou sometime. ;_;
>>46534272>ask if Napaea doesn't want to send a message to her sisters or something
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>46534645Come on Dice Gods. Time for a Nat 100.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>46534645uh oh
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>46534645Come on fusion accident.
You press the TALK Button on the console and pull the mic towards your mouth, and lowly say, “…yeah. Centaur…the honor was mine. Truly. You were the first demon I ever recruited. I can’t thank you enough for the help. And Napaea? You’ve come a long way from the little fairy I rescued. Your sisters would be proud of you. Just like I am now.“…I’ll miss you both. Thanks for taking care of this idiotic and reckless human. And…if I ever need your help…”“Worry not, my liege!” Centaur declares, just as the blast shields come down around his tube. The Task Force wouldn’t risk magical backlash coming out of the ritual. Too many botched fusions and accidents for their liking. “Should you ever find yourself in need of my aid once more, you shall always have it. The Compendium will call me once more into the fray by your side!”“Yeah!” Napaea adds, doing her best to keep eye contact with the camera as the metal comes down. “What he said. So don’t you worry, okay? We’ll always be with you, Master! Always and forever…!”Her cry is cut off with the finality of the blast shields enveloping their tubes. The camera feed shuts off with a burst of static, and the magic runes around the platforms flare. Electricity surges in the fusing room, cackling and cracking to life, dancing and casting macabre formations against the walls. A bubbling noise suddenly fills the air, and motes of light travel from both containers, through the wires and into the larger chamber. The dials on the switch are now peaking furiously as Byrne regards them with detached interest, occasionally tweaking a knob here and there. Your companions seem to be startled by how…visceral Demon Fusion is. >Roll 1d100. >Best out of 3.
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>46534685
Roll again or are you taking those three?
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>46534685Do we reroll?
>>46534699Roll again, please.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>46534685
>>46534714Not bad Anon.
>>46534714Damn fine angel we have.I wonder what 100 would have gotten us? A shiny?
>>46534820>Angel Feather>When given, heals the hand that holds it. >When taken, cuts the hand that took it.
>>46534820Does that mean if we had rolled super low we'd get a fat ugly angel? Also, are we getting Bondage Angel or Pantsless Angel?
>>46534714MacKay my angel has Bondage gear.... is this Holy? I don't think it's holy
>>46534820A freak accident fusion that would of landed us a Metatron or a Michael at 100% loyalty
>>46534859MacKay....Why isn't she wearing pants?
>>46534878Wouldn't make sense if it was a unique demon, but something like a Throne would work.
>>46534858We're a ladies, man so pantless probably.>Cue Brady making jokes, Mackay trying to reconcile his faith, Fritz laughing herself to death and Victoria getting jealous.
>>46534878>Metatron"FOOLISH SON OF MA.... Wait where the fuck am I and why do you look like such an awesome guy"
>>46534904In before the d100 roll was to see how much clothes she was wearing. Higher means less.
>>46534820>Nat 100 = 100% Loyalty, Bonus shit, etc.>Higher roll = bonus>Lower than 10 = Fusion accident>Nat 1 = Slime.
>>46534959>Nat 1 = A certain shitty one eyed Dominion with -150% LoyaltyFTFY
>>46534972If we ever get him his eye back, he immediately jumps to 200% loyalty and becomes tsundere as fuck?
>>46534959>Lv 99 Slimefuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
>>46534959So Pantsless angel was inevitable unless we fucked up?>>46534972There's a difference between that and a slime?
>>46534995>200% loyaltySo a male Angel version of Jeremiah Gottwald?
>>46535016>There's a difference between that and a slime?The slime is better in a fight and less condescending.
>>46535016Nah. We could have also got robed Angel or bondage Angel. Which are also both good. >>46535019I don't know who that is.
>>46535036>I don't know who that is.Code Geass character, joke was that he was so DAMN loyal, his levels were at 200%
>>46535027Point>>46535036The joke was Adrian was such a ladies man his angel would come to him without pants on by default.
>>46535088>Adrian: I need an adult!
>>46535088MacKay! I think she's DTF! What does the Bible say about this?
>>46535103>Angel: I AM and adult!>>46535119Mackay.exe has failed, please restart.
>>46535119The bible says nothing, but the the handbook says no.
>>46535142>the handbook says no.The handbook will change it's tune once Adrian is done with it.
>>46535119>DTF?Destitute Transvestite Fairies?
>>46535186Down to Fuck anon.
>>46534692>>46534707>>46534709Out of the corner of your eye, you thought that you saw Brady regard you with a dark look on his face. But perhaps it might have been a trick of the light, because when you blinked, his face returned to a more neutral expression. >Brady disapproves -8There’s a sudden flash of light, and a noise that sets your teeth on edge. And then…the ritual is over.Unseen generators and gyros cycle down, and the last motes of electricity sizzle away and disappear. The blast shields rise up, revealing the smaller tubes to be completely devoid of any demons. You swallow the lump in your throat as you turn towards the larger, final tube. If it weren’t for the fact that you knew you were a Devil Summoner, you would’ve confused the…the…huh. You can’t describe it. Words are having a hard time coming to you right now. And the rest of your friends. But MacKay seems to be sticking out the most, if his choking is any indication. The pinions on her back are still and motionless, but in spite of that, the figure inside of the fusion chamber hovers a good foot off the ground. Sun-kissed hair tumbles down the side of her head to gently pool around the area between her shoulders, and her skin is completely devoid of any superficial blemish. But perhaps what is most noticeable about her is…how… noticeable she is. A black blindfold covers her eyes, completely whole save for the design of an eye embroidered on the fabric. What looks like strips of leather go down and wrap around her body, creating some kind of barely acceptable clothing that looked like it belonged to a fetish magazine than it did on a servant of the Lord. And that wasn’t even taking the collar and chain on her neck into consideration. (cont.)
>>46535209Shit. Forgot to include >>46534714
>>46535209>Brady disapproves -8Wat?
>>46535243Presumably, Brady doesn't like sacrificing demons to create stronger demons.He can get off his high horse though, just like Victoria.
>>46535308I think he meant when he linked the rolls to his update. So basically super inconsequential.
>>46535209I guess Brady didn't like the show.MacKay is freaking out.Vicky is going to give us a dark look from the demon.And Fitz is probably busting a gut.
>>46535209“I am Angel of the Divine Clan,” She intones, her voice solemn and unyielding. “And you are my new charge? Very well. I shall be the light that guides you down the path of righteousness so as long as you will have me.”You can't even dignify that with a response. You slowly turn around. Brady’s jaw shows no sign of being scrapped off the floor. Victoria’s recoiled violently away from the glass, a look of mortification on her face, and it’s all Fitz can do to reign in her laughter at all of your faces. As for MacKay……well, he’s still breathing. So that has to count for something, right? Even if he’s looking like he’s experiencing ‘nam flashbacks to the Nth degree. Oddly enough, all Byrne is doing is munching on some popcorn. And then everyone’s faces turn to yours, and you swear that you can hear every individual joint in the priest’s neck crack and pop as he regards you with a haunted expression. >“I didn’t know this was supposed to happen!”>“…so what does the Bible say about this?”>“…she was supposed to have clothes.”>Custom option.
>>46535243>>46535282>>46535344Brady is super close with his demons. That's why he was upset.
>>46535399>“…she was supposed to have clothes.”
>>46535399>“I didn’t know this was supposed to happen!”>“…she was supposed to have clothes.”>It is nice to meet you Angel, is there a reason for your current attire(or lack there of)?
>>46535399>>Custom option."Uhhh...Welcome aboard Angel!"
>>46535405We're super close to our demons too. But they said themselves, if we need them by our side once more then we can always call them from the compendium. Demons don't really die, they just lose their physical bodies and return to wherever demons go before they're summoned.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>46535399>“…she was supposed to have clothes.”>“…so what does the Bible say about this?”Huehuehue
>>46535399>>“…she was supposed to have clothes.”>>“…so what does the Bible say about this?”
>>46535405He's knows we are too. I mean he's seen us and Pixie. I feel he was going to get salty at anyone who tried fusion first and it happened to be us.
>>46535399>>“…she was supposed to have clothes.”>are the male angels just as unclothed?
Pixie and Angel fighting over who's the better demon when?Pixie and Angel fighting over who Adrian prefers when?MacKay finally snaps soon
>>46535514Angel is kinda out classed in that regard.
>>46535514I hope MacKay never meets Lucifer. Especially in one of his girl forms. I'm pretty sure he'd have an aneurysm on the spot.
>>46535535>his face when he finds out we've already fucked LucyBeing best buds with MacKay won't be easy
>>46535535and Lucy will do it just to have that happen and be amused.>>46535562If that was Lucy and he wasn't just mind controlling Allyssa.
>>46535562>So, uh MacKay. I have something I need to tell you....>Oh? What is it?>I, uh. May have kind of fucked Lucifer. >What?>Also, it was so good now she's stalking me.>WHAT!?
>>46535592>If that was Lucy and he wasn't just mind controlling Allyssa.Close enough.
I thought that fusion just combines their power essentially, and their actual selves join the compendium.
>>46535731Pretty much. But it looks all spooky and shit and they give heartfelt goodbyes.
>>46535731yup. That's exactly it.
>>46535731You wouldn't happen to have a source on that, do you?
>>46535819...Where would he go find a source on that anon?Do you want him to come over to your house and boot up a PS2?
>>46535867Just want to check on whether or not Atlus went and said that that's what happens for demon fusion in one of their games. I've played through all of the main SMT games, and I don't remember that fact being mentioned.
>>46535415>>46535429>>46535445>>46535470“She was supposed to have clothes,” You say, raising your hands up in a placating gesture. Victoria’s eyes have narrowed into something resembling disgust, while MacKay still has that distant look in his eyes. “I mean, look. The last time I met an Angel -not even a week ago I might add- was something more family friendly than the one we’ve got here. I mean…I thought golden and/or white robes were the standard!”The intensity of her gaze lowers, although her mouth is still twisted in a frown. “…yeesh. I mean…I’m not Catholic or Christian…kinda on the fence about the whole ‘God’ thing,” Victoria mutters, “But even I’m appalled by her…uniform.”“Adrian,” Brady says, clapping a hand on your shoulder with a serious expression on his face. “Remember what was at the top of the list. Please, for the love of all that’s holy, tell me that you remember.”You shake his hand off and roll your eyes. “Yeah, I know. ‘Don’t stick it into demon poon’, you don’t need to tell me. So…MacKay?” You direct the last bit of your sentence to the frozen priest. “So…what exactly does the Bible say about this?”The light in his eyes returns, and he rubs his face thoroughly with both of his hands. “…I think I need a moment to pray before I can respond to that. A very, very long moment. Preferably as far away from you as possible…no offense.”Fitz finally loses it, and starts laughing with unrestrained joviality. >You thank Byrne and head back up to the top floor. You find Alger standing in the garage, leaning up against the Cadillac as he twirls the keys errantly. At your approach, the ring flies off of his finger and towards you. You catch them, fumbling in the air for a moment as you balance your equipment. (cont.)
>>46535819Pretty sure QM said something like that when fusion was first discussed.
>>46535889Fusion doesn't really make sense from a narrative perspective anyways. It's mostly a game mechanic. Just go with whatever interpretation you want, it all ends the same way.Two demons pool their power and disappear, yet they exist in the compendium somehow.
>>46535928I'm going to feel bad about MacKay when he realizes that God is a massive controlling douche.
>>46535929>>46535935Let's clear this out of the way. I'm of the school of thought that believes that the 'original' demons you're fusing together are lost once you make a composite being. The registered entries are kind of like 'flash clones' that are kept in stasis for future use. Sure they'll retain the personalities and quirks of the original, but aside from that...well, they aren't the original ones. Not the same. And that's kind of why Brady was upset. I mean, the guy eats ice cream with his demons and watches shitty BBC TV shows in their spare time. He'd rather saw his own limb off than sacrifice (what's in his mind) two or more of his closest friends.
>>46535819>You wouldn't happen to have a source on that, do you?It's MAGIC, he ain't gotta explain SHIT.>>46535928I wonder what Alger thinks about the new team member...
>>46536001So Brady is the kind of guy who is just going to release his demons when he needs space for stronger ones huh?
>>46536007>I wonder what Alger thinks about the new team member...He's seen worse, no doubt.I mean, Mara exists.
Brady's gonna stick it in a demon first (if you don't count Lucy)
>>46536001Now I feel like shit.
>>46536001I can totally get this with Jack Frost. I'm like that with Pixie and Alice.Would he allow the Jack Frost to evolve though whenever he reaches the proper level?
>>46536001I can't agree with that. Especially since Fusion and Demon Fusion are different things as are Sacrificial Fusion and Bloody Fusion.The Demon's Body and Magicite are used to form a new demon, like a child of those two. But there's nothing to suggest that the demon themselves die, especially since we know demons can be killed and not actually die.
>>46536071I don't doubt it actually. Get that man a Leanan Sidhe.
>>46536051>I mean, Mara exists.Oh hell. I totally forgot about that one. I can't wait to see the team's reaction to that demon...
>>46535993So he'll be our Cassandra if he breaks from Law's path. Well, Cycle One Cass.
>>46536115>Cass and Ose's in London.Nope. No way. You are NOT looking at this – this must be a trick of the light, or an illusion, or... something! With desperation, you tear your eyes away from the thing before you and look down at your phone, calling Ose out to fight. The leopard devil shimmers into existence and stares up at the creature before you, his jaw dropping in horror.“That's a big fuckin' dick!” he slurs in amazement, drawing both of his swords and clashing the blades together.
>>46536001Figured as much. I was ready to fuse centaur and gryphon because theyd be cool with that sort of thing, but release napaea to spread tales of adrian for better negotiations in the future.But i got here late.
>>46536115Mackay: Demon be purged!Victoria: EW Ew Ew EWBrady: There are many things I have never wanted to see, this is one of them.Fitz: That is one ugly dick *blam*>>46536141Dear lord let's avoid her second cycle retardation. Felt so damn forced.>>46536151That was great.
>>46536141He can go Cycle Two Cass as well and try to change how Law works. Go revolutionary.
>>46536083...I can see that argument. Maybe if we had more time, we could debate about it. But I'm kind of operating on a tight schedule right now. I'd love to debate, but...time constraints. >>46536115>SeenEnoughHentaiToKnowWhereThisIsGoing.jpgI mean for goodness' sake. The damn fucker has tentacles and is a giant phallus. That enough should send Victoria into a panic. >>46536158You can always tell Napaea's sisters about what happened.
>>46536163>Dear lord let's avoid her second cycle retardation. Felt so damn forced.Her goal was noble, but man the way she went about it was so damn retarded until Gabriel slapped her shit.
>>46536196and they way she went from "My friend is mishandling this because she still is kinda mortal to "YHVH ALL THE WAY, LAW PRIDE WORLD WIDE" was just, ugh. When an ARCHANGEL tells you you're being a tit you've gone too far.
>>46536219Yeah, Moloch didn't really handle that well, but the aftermath was better. But Mia made up for that.
>>46535928“Nice catch,” He says, opening up his COMP. “Hope it’s that easy for you to get the culprits for this case. And I’ve got all the case-relevant files coming in your direction.”>Your COMPs receive Alger’s files.“And I see that you took the time to visit the fusion labs, huh?” He regards you all with a wry expression. “Yeah, I had the same look on your faces…well, no. You seem to be more disturbed than I was. But we’re getting off topic and burning daylight.”He hands you what appears to be some kind of storage device. “You guys aren’t strong enough to handle Titania in your own COMPs. This here is one specially made for her, and it’s programmed to release whenever you push the button. One-time use, though, so don’t fuck up and release her when you aren’t in Kentucky.”“Pardon me for asking,” Brady interjects, “But why isn’t the Queen of the Fairies…you know, riding with us in the car?”“Three reasons, Brady. One: you don’t have enough space for all your equipment in the trunk. You can’t even put up one of the back seats. Two: wings. How the hell is she going to hide those from highway patrol and bored kids playing ‘I Spy’? And three: she hates driving. Something about our cars causes her to get motion-sickness. And trust me, that I learned the really hard way.”You get the sense that there’s a good story for that, one that’s only accessible through many more missions and copious amounts of booze. “So if you’ve got nothing more to add, then you guys need to get going. It’s thirteen hours from here to Kentucky, and that’s not even taking traffic into consideration. And try not to make too much of a shitstorm trying to solve this case. The last thing we need is a diplomatic nightmare. Understood? It's your asses and mine on the chopping block if we fuck up now, capisce?"(cont.)
You all salute and respond with variances on ‘yes sir’. That seems to satisfy him. “Now get on out of here. And don’t come back until you’ve untangled this fuck up.”Without further ceremony, you load Miss K’s equipment into the back of the car, gently moving Elena’s cargo aside to make room for the guns and body armor. It doesn’t even take you five more minutes before you’re in the driver’s seat, with Brady riding shotgun and the others in the backseat. You give Alger one salute from the window as you drive up from the garage and hit the streets of D.C., speeding off onto the highway and out of the capital of America. >Drive through the night, don’t stop for anything. >Drive as far as you can, then stop at a motel. >Custom option.
>>46536412>>Drive through the night, don’t stop for anything.Switch off driving if we get tired.
>>46536412>>Drive through the night, don’t stop for anything.
>>46536303Yeah Cass seemed to be easing up a little near the end there. Maybe during peacetime she'll go back a little to her cheerful self in Cycle 1, though tempered with some maturity and some jadedness. Sucks she can't get human food anymore, stuck over there like she is.>Drive through the night, stop for food at least once.
>>46536412>>Drive through the night, don’t stop for anything.Don't think about bondage angels, Don't think about bondage angels, Don't think about bondage angels, Don't think about bondage angels, >"Damnit MacKay are you done praying yet? I think I need a confession"
>>46536462>>46536412Forgot to link vote, whoops.
>>46536464>that stuff other than the voteNoJust........ No.
>>46536412>Drive through the night, don’t stop for anything.>Punch Brady everytime he whines "Are we there yet?"
>>46536464Instead of Bondage Angels, think about pure wholesome Alice.
>>46536565"Hey Adrian you thinking about something?"
>>46536583"Yes, little girls.""...No, wait. FUCK!" The hole just keeps getting deeper.
>>46536412>Drive as far as you can, then stop at a motel.
>>46536430>>46536447>>46536462>>46536464All of you find something to do as you drive through the afternoon. Fitz catches up on her sleep, while Brady surfs the internet and reads the files that Alger sent all of you. Victoria fiddles with her COMP as MacKay peruses through what looks like his pocket Bible. As the driver, you don’t have much in the way of passing the time aside from humming classic rock tunes (the station was never getting of Hot 100.3 as long as you were driving) and chatting occasionally. It’s quiet moments like these that bring the team together. >Squad Carina approves +2By the time sunset rolls around, it’s almost eight o’clock, and your throat feels something awful from all the singing. You’ve just made it into Kentucky now, but you’ve still got a few hours before you make it to your destination: Lebanon, the county seat of Marion County, and hotspot where the disappearances have been happening. After gassing up, you made the executive call to pull over and get some chow before you continued. The only options available were a mom and pop rib joint, and the local IHOP. You ended up choosing the pancake house since eating ribs was more than likely gonna put you to sleep. “Okay, someone else is driving as soon as we hit the road,” You mumble as you pop open one of the menus. “I wouldn’t trust myself on the road any longer at this point.”MacKay nods. “I was about to offer to trade places. You look like you need the sleep.”“You look like a tanuki,” Victoria observes, sipping on a coffee. “Raccoon, in Japanese. Complete with the circles under your eyes. All that’s missing is a tail.”Brady shrugs as he closes his menu. “Driving on the wrong side of the road’ll do that to ya.”“Welcome to America,” Fitz deadpans with a snort. “Where driving on the left is a one-way ticket to the slammer. Or a hospital. Your lordship.”“Hardy har har.”(cont.)
One average helping of grits and one slightly-above-average side of pancakes later, and you and MacKay have traded places, with Victoria taking the navigator’s seat. You try your best not to doze off. You really do. But the jostling of the car and Brad Paisley singing out of the radio prove to be a deadly combination against the cup of coffee you had. You can hear Brady talking with Fitz about the virtues of a shotgun, and Victoria pointing out which exit for MacKay to take. That much you can remember without too much trouble, drifting in and out of consciousness. Your eyes get progressively droopier, and eventually, you give into the exhaustion and close your eyes……and then you wake up in a landscape of perpetual white, with the scent of hyacinth flowers filling your nostrils and the feeling of moist soil squelching underneath your feet. …Oh shit. >“So who is it this time?”>“We’ve got to stop meeting like this.”>“I’m a little busy now.”>Custom option.
>>46536890>>“So who is it this time?”
>>46536890>>“So who is it this time?”>>“We’ve got to stop meeting like this.”>>Will this always happen as I start or end a mission? I mean seriously.
>>46536890>“So who is it this time?”If it's the sexually aggressive one>"Being choked out is NOT my fetish just so you know."
>>46536890>“So who is it this time?”
Mara has his own engrish theme song, can your favorite demon boast the same?
>>46537046Pixie is cute enough she doesn't need a dumb theme song! Did we ever get her a cap full of hair dye?
>>46536914>>46536926>>46536957>>46536987“So who is it this time?” You shout, cupping your hands over your mouth. “Because, we have got to stop meeting like this. I mean, there’s a time and place for everything, but come on. Really? Are you always gonna call me whenever I’m starting or ending a mission? Seriously…”Your voice trails off as you feel something grab you from behind without any warning. You tense up and go through all the motions of getting ready to toss down and smack a bitch before a familiar voice laughs and the weight around your body spins you around and around and around. “You came back! I thought you had forgotten…but you didn’t! I’m so happy you came back here!”Eventually, you lose your sense of balance and collapse onto the earth. You hear the displacement of soil and the sound of moisture compressing as the foggy outline of a young woman lies beside you. “And you’re even more powerful than you were since the last time I saw you. Human potential truly does have no bounds. Little wonder why you were to inherit the earth…”The voice becomes wistful before it comes back to its cheerful demeanor. "But I'm feeling much better. Last time, I could barely manage a coherent sentence but now? Listen to my voice!">“…are you the Maiden?”>“…it’s good to see you again, I guess…”>“…where are the others?”>Custom option.
>>46537144>“…are you the Maiden?”>“…it’s good to see you again, I guess…”
>>46537144>“…are you the Maiden?”
>>46537155>>46537183>>46537217Recalling what the Crone told you, you take a deep breath and ask, “Are you the Maiden?”The figure hesitates, but says, “…that is one of the names that I now go by, yes. It is not my preferred title…but one that I will accept nonetheless. So to answer your question, yes, you may refer to me as the Maiden. You will need some kind of label to refer to me as.”You smile. Out of the three goddesses that pulled you in here, she was the one that was the most benign. “…it’s good to see you again, I guess. And I’m glad to see that you’re feeling better.”“I would think so, too! It’s quite nice to have just a little bit of my former self. Of all the things I’ve lost over the years, just getting my whole voice back is a nice and welcome gain.“But I suppose you are wondering why I’ve called you here. You deserve to know that much now.”You nod. “That’s right. Your friend the Crone had a lot to tell me about all of you.”The Maiden audibly winces. “…we did not expect her to reveal us this early. I wanted to build my relationship with you some more…and that…harlot of a goddess wanted to test your resistance with her depraved and brazen behavior.”“Even though she was kind of a bitch, she still revealed more than you did,” You point out, not unkindly. “Not that I blame you since your voice was barely audible when we first met. But you could have told me that you were a forgotten goddess.”“Would you have believed me if I did?”“…no, probably not.”“Then you can hardly fault me,” She quietly sniffed. “I was desperate and on the verge of oblivion…a selfish wish from a selfish goddess I know. But I never wanted to force you into serving me. That much you must trust me. I never harbored any ill intent for you, mortal”>“I believe you.”>“I don’t believe you.”
>>46537584>“I believe you.”I mean that's pretty much true. If I remember right she was throwing a pity party for herself when we told her we could maybe help.
>>46537584>“I believe you.”
>>46537584>“I believe you.”>She quietly sniffedMAIDEN GODDESS BEST GODDESS.FITE ME FGTS.HARLOT GODDESS A SHITA SHITBut seriously I hope this isn't a trap
>>46537720Honestly they all probably have some bullshit attached and Maiden's might be the least overt. But she hasn't done anything yet so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.
>>46537744Maiden gives us +10 to Lolis.
>>46537631>>46537661>>46537720“I believe you.”You say it without any hesitation because it’s the honest truth. If anything, she was stewing in her own sadness before you first came here…wherever this place is. Huh. You still don’t know where this is. But even so, the only physical action the Maiden ever took against you was to hug you and spin you around. That definitely places higher than, you know, being sexually assaulted while being strangled (definitely not your fetish) or having the smell of rot violently shoved into your sinus. The soil shifts, and you can feel the mist coming off of the figure in slow, lazy breezes. You think you see what looks like a smile appear on where the head of the Maiden would be. A cool phantom touch trails down your hair, poking at your face and chest with blunted fingertips. “…perhaps you were fated to come here,” She says, “Perhaps you were not. But that matters not. I’ve had my time to explain my side of things. And now for my first offer: will you be my champ-”She cannot finish her sentence. All of a sudden, the earth violently shakes. Even though you’re sitting down, you’re still tossed around. It’s like a powder keg went off right underneath you. You’re sent rolling across the earth, hacking and spitting out rich earthen soil. “What the fuck-”“Something has happened,” The Maiden whispers. “None of us would dare infringe. Not after the oath sworn. If it is not us…you are in grave danger.”“Bwah?” Is the only noise you can get out of your throat before the telltale sensation of being pulled grabs the back of your neck. “The next time you come here, it will be the Mother’s turn,” She warns you frantically, as the darkness closes around you. “It is a cycle we must go through, the rules we set for this game. They did not do this. Someone else is causing this disturbance. Quickly! You must return to the realm of existence!”(cont.)
“What about you?” You shout, doing your best to resist the pull as long as you can. “Are you going to be alright?”“Don’t underestimate a goddess! Not me, nor the Mother, nor the Crone. Beware of the other two as well the next time you come here…!”Her echoing words are the last thing you hear before you suddenly wake up, eyes wide open and frantically darting around. Your arms lash out blindly in a panic, and it takes Fitz’s elbow into your stomach to get you to calm down. “You better not make this a habit, Sawbones,” She growls. You blink. Her pistol is in her hands, and Brady is doing his best impression of ‘duck and cover’. “Bwah?! Fitz, what the hell is going on?” You belatedly notice that it’s still pitch black outside, and that MacKay is driving as fast and as hard as he can, with Victoria shouting directions and yelping at a series of noises. Metal pinging off of metal.“Just as we hit the dirt roads, someone decided it would be a great idea to take pot shots at us,” She intones as she screws on holyshitafuckingsilencer. “I would’ve called the police, but oh gee? Guess what. A bolt of lightning came this close to fryin’ the phone in my hand, as well as the entirety of my body.” “It’s either demons with guns, humans with guns and demons, or an unholy combination of the two!” Brady shouts as a needle the size of your forearm embeds itself in the side of the door. You stare. A needle that size was only possible through a spell. “I’m frankly not sure which one’s worse!”“They’re coming around the side!” MacKay shouts, frantically eyeing the rear view mirror. “It’s a straight road…and as much as I’m loathe to say it, it’s either us or them right now, and I value all of you more than them at the moment!”Victoria shouts, “I thought the Bible had something against killing!”"The good book never went over demonic road rage!”=======And that's that for tonight.
>>46538073Thanks for running.
You know, all things considered, Demon Fusion went pretty smooth here. Or smoother than I anticipated at any rate. Probably might just keep it at using fusion at the Task Force HQ. I'll update the sheets tomorrow, and if the thread's still up by then, answer a few questions. Maybe take a few now while I'm still up. >>46538093You're welcome, anon. ===========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.
>>46538134Eta to Alice when?
>>46538156It's already happened.
>>46538134>Probably might just keep it at using fusion at the Task Force HQ.Honestly, I expected that was how it would work anyways. We don't really have the Cathedral of Shadows app, and it gives more control over it so we're not scrambling for stats mid-mission.
>>46538162>Nebrios, Belial, and Alice are doing a drive by on us.Probably not the case, but a funny image.
>>46538162So she's the Maiden then? Unless >>46538178 is right and they're doing a drive by?I know who I'm championing.
>>46538188There's no way Alice is the Maiden. Not her personality. She also doesn't have a connection to a trio of gods I don't think.
>>46538197I'm just confused now. Stupid half truths.
>>46538194Honestly, she might be. The Maiden is the only one who fits unless she is indeed doing a drive by.The Maiden also acts more like a daughter then the Mother or the Crone who want to jump our bones and is old respectively. We also haven't see how she acts in the real world, just when she's around us. >>46538239Who's Annette?
>>46538252Eh I don't buy it. Alice isn't tied with neo paganism.Also Annette is the woman we play as in the Interludes in the past.
>>46538252Annette is the deuteragonist of this quest. She is the woman we play in the 1875 interludes that take place in the wild west.
>>46538268Well remember, near the start/mid of the thread Kaz said Alice is "Sooner then you think." Then we get to the end and he said she's already happened. That suggest it's something between when he said those two things.
>>46538295Yeah but we met the Maiden before. Wouldn't he have said 'You already have met her'?Whatever I'll wait until there is confirmation, but until then I am very skeptical.
>>46538295Actually check Twitter, Kaz just confirmed Alice wasn't Maiden.So she could be tied to the drive by, or she could be tied to what pulled us out of Maiden's dream or something completely different.
Alice happens in the past sooner than the future. And that's all I'm saying just to keep you guys from blowing a gasket.
>>46538328So yeah, Annette's story.
>>46538328>keep you guys from blowing a gasket.Bit too late for that one.
>>46538321Eh, I still like the Maiden better then Mother or Crone. >>46538328We're way past blowing a gasket and now at "Is Alice here yet?" every 5 minutes.
>>46538361>>46538369And I don't blame you guys in the slightest. I came perilously close to tearing my hear out as I read the London Quest archives whenever she showed up.
>>46538391Also, hopefully we get some answers from the Fairies as to why Adrian's High Pixie looks different. Also, some answers from God as to why the Angel we summoned looks like she just came from a bondage convention.
>>46538409Quick Angel explanation because I'm getting sleepy. Titania will take care of High Pixie later. Blindfold with eye stitching>Ever vigilant, 'Watchers'/GrigoriBondage equipment, chain>Guardian angel assigned to only one mortal soul, created for that purpose, attatched forever. Skimpy clothing>Angels have no shame, their forms are created by God>Or this is a form that is the most comforting to mortals. >Captcha is pancakes>KEK
>>46538450Mackay going to be alright?
>>46538391Why were you almost tearing your hair out? How potentially close to death we were by being near her?
I wanna touch Fitz's Fitzes.
>>46543333I wanna eat Victoria's Sushi!No seriously. No innuendo intended, I could really go for some sushi right now.
>>46544523Yeah we never did go and get it with her
>>46544566We haven't really had a break 'on-screen' since we started boot camp. Can't really be helped.
>>46544602and yet we did the Dnd bit.
>>46544612Like I said, 'on screen' when we have choices and such.
>>46544624true but we could done the sushi hunt off screen too.
So what level appropriate demon should we try to get next?
>>46545473Level tiers change from game to game. Some days Orthus is in the teens, next he is in the 30s. Kaz could fluctuate levels however he wants depending on where we are and what we encounter.Since we are going to the Fairy Kingdom...I dunno. I want Morrigan, but she is probably too high of a level right now.
>>46545586Probably, we might be able to swing a Moh Shuvvu or Dryad or Rusalka. Maybe even Nadja.
>>46545644From a tactical standpoint we could really use a Fire demon. And a demon with Media.
>>46545692Maybe try to pick up a Hua Po then? Also won't Angel unlock Media eventually?
>>46545813MacKay has a Hua Po already. We are around the level of a Pyro Jack I think. Not sure if Angel learns Media, probably up to Kaz.
>>46545835Pyro jack would work, and Angel learning media depends on which game he bases them off of.