Last time you met a weird woman and got some intel on other Masters. Let's see how things go this time.===Info Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L5-s3EIlzJJ2Mt_wQLDV-6oH0Y4fFHHBhQUd_2_3RTA/pub===Night has fallen over Fuyuki, on the first day of the Holy Grail War. You sit in the Tohsaka house, your employer Tokiomi in front of you, while your parter sits at your side. The information that Tokiomi had managed to procure is valuable, certainly, but there are still some worrying gaps in your knowledge that demand you exercise caution. The thought of that woman, the one who called herself Xuan, flits through your mind without warning. With your current information, she's the largest wild card. Feend vor Sembren is an arrogant Clock Tower type; you've dealt with his ilk before. Adnan, while largely shrouded in mystery, is still a member of Atlas, so you can glean some information about him from that. The Einzbern and Matou representatives are no doubt powerful, but you have Tokiomi as an asset, who is intimately familiar with the other two families. That leaves one unknown Master and Xuan herself as the ones you're fully in the dark about. Regardless, as the haze of moonlight settles over Fuyuki, you find yourself faced with a decision to make. With night here, Masters and Servants will come out of the cracks, and in all likelihood, both meetings and combat alike will occur tonight between participants in the war. The only question is, what will you do? Head out for the night. You don't gain from prep time, not in the same way someone like a Caster would, so you need to strike early and decisively. Stay in for the night. You need to stay discrete and unknown, getting noticed by Xuan earlier was bad enough. Stay in for the night, but ask Tokiomi to send out a familiar or two to scout the area. Intel is important, even if you might get found out. (Specify locations)
>>48026302>[X] Stay in for the night, but ask Tokiomi to send out a familiar or two to scout the area. Intel is important, even if you might get found out. (Specify locations)Scout out the temple
>>48026302>[x] Stay in for the night, but ask Tokiomi to send out a familiar or two to scout the area. Intel is important, even if you might get found out.>Church>MiyamaOur Servant can't fight well without unleashing her Noble Phantasm, after which anyone watching (i.e. everyone) will know her identity. We must recon and gather information so we know who to side with, who to set against each other, and where/when the precise moment to strike will be.
>>48026302Recon on the Church with familiars.
>>48026302>[X] Stay in for the night, but ask Tokiomi to send out a familiar or two to scout the area. Intel is important, even if you might get found out. the temple
Rolled 2 (1d2)1 for temple, 2 for church. ===Heading out for yourself is too dangerous, if you get caught up in combat then you'll either die or leave with your prana supply heavily reduced and your trump card revealed. Instead, you decide to ask Tokiomi to send out some familiars to do scouting on the city."Hm...I suppose I can do that. You'll need to wait a bit for them to reach there, it's a fair distance away." He explains, departing from the living room presumably to fetch one of his familiars.
>>48026570Some time later, a crystal owl flutters through the air of the eastern half of Fuyuki, hidden amidst the night sky as it flies towards the foreign Church that sits on Fuyuki soil. The flight there is rather appreciable in length, but a familiar isn't the type to be bogged down by such things as fatigue, so long as there is enough magical energy to sustain it. It stops a short distance from the Church, flapping its wings to keep itself airborne. The lights appear to be on, but Tokiomi tells you that from its current position it can't make out much of what's happening on the inside. There don't appear to be any Bounded Fields or similar things set up, from where it is now, though.  Tell Tokiomi to send it in closer. Keep it where it is. Pull back, go somewhere else.
>>48026598>[x] Tell Tokiomi to send it in closer.> - Land on a branch where it can see inside the window, not on the windowsill itself.It'll narrow our view, but it might help keep the familiar hidden.
>>48026598> Pull back, go somewhere else.
>>48026598>[X] Tell Tokiomi to send it in closer.need any information we can get
You can hardly just turn back now, any information at this stage of the war is invaluable. You have Tokiomi move the familiar a bit closer to the Church, trying to still keep it hidden amidst the darkness instead of revealing itself in full. Tokiomi tells you what he sees through its eyes. The area of the building that he can see is rather empty, though there is a single person there, a woman who seems to be sleeping in the pews. Tokiomi begins describing her appearance to you, seeming a bit confused; he doesn't recognize this nun, or her rather outlandish attire, in the slightest.  Try to get a closer look, see if you can make out any important details on her.  Rap on the window and try to wake her up. You've done enough, send it over to somewhere else now (specify).
>>48026716>[X] You've done enough, send it over to somewhere else the temple we know what this person looks like now anymore and we risk being seen
>>48026716>[x] Try to get a closer look, see if you can make out any important details on her.Closer scrutiny could reveal something about any affiliations she has, then we can move on to the next point.
>>48026716> Try to get a closer look, see if you can make out any important details on her.
>>48026716Get closer, but try to not wake her up.
>>48026716 Try to get a closer look, see if you can make out any important details on her. She's either no one or everyone, let's be cautious for now.Also, your Filename skills are impeccable QM
>>48026716>[x] Try to get a closer look, see if you can make out any important details on her.
You ask Tokiomi to move the familiar a bit closer, in the hopes of trying to pick up some more information on this figure. There has to be a reason she's just sleeping in the church at night while wearing such a ridiculous outfit, after all. Your employer nods, moving the familiar a bit closer and sharpening its sight as best he can. Her clothing doesn't seem to be anything special, but it's hard to tell on the basis of the familiar's sight alone, since it can't detect magical emanations easily. There don't seem to be any special marking or symbols either. Something that Tokiomi does manage to notice, though, is that she seems to be sitting on something metallic in her sleep. It seems somewhat rounded and a bit raised up, like a large plate or a shield of some kind. However, no sooner does Tokiomi relay this to you than do the woman's eyes crack open, slightly narrowed as they abruptly scan her surroundings. Before Tokiomi has a chance to pull his familiar back, the woman's eyes land on the window, sighting the glint of it in the night. "What?"A confused question leaves the woman, and a moment later, something pierces through the window and stabs into the familiar's wing, knocking it from flight and sending it falling to the ground haplessly. Naturally, Tokiomi reports this as it happens. The door to the Church swings open, and the woman steps out, walking around the outside until she reaches the grounded familiar, looking down on it questioningly. The thing she was sitting on was now strapped to her arm, very much looking like a shield now."...jewels? Tohsaka, then? This is neutral ground, you know. Please don't do this sort of stuff again, it's against the rules." She said, sounding more like a parent lecturing a child than someone legitimately upset. Something materialized in her hand, a conceptual armament that Tokiomi recognized as a Black Key, before the familiar's vision went dark as it was destroyed.(Cont.)
>>48026936...well then, looks like she is related to the Grail War after all. If you had to guess from her words, she's the overseer the Church sent to "supervise" the war. Her reflexes weren't anything astounding, honestly. From what Tokiomi reports to you, she doesn't sound altogether special among members of the Eighth Sacrament. People trained by the Church are essentially monsters in terms of physical abilities, but among them, being able to notice and shoot a familiar out of the air isn't especially amazing. Certainly nothing compared to a Servant. Still, you now face the question of how to handle this. Tokiomi seems a bit crestfallen at the loss of his familiar though, understandable given how costly those jewels are. Head to the Church yourself. Ask Tokiomi to send out another familiar (specify where). Stop for the night.
>>48026972>[X] Stop for the night.
>>48026972> Stop for the night.
>>48026972> Ask Tokiomi to send out another familiar (specify where).Might as well check up on the other head families, see who they raped into their service this time. FUCK YOU WORM BITCHESAlso, how much trouble would we be in if we nuked the Church for safety? Nothing good has come from that place, ever.
>>48026972Stop for the night.
>>48027041We would be in lots of trouble. Never nuke anything unless you have good reason to. And no meta-gaming.
>>48027115Right sorry, I didn't mean to do that. I'm just saying, we have a nuke that can almost certainly wipe out one problem location, like the Church or one of the mansions of the head families. It's a last resort option, but it's there.
>>48027041>Also, how much trouble would we be in if we nuked the Church for safety? Nothing good has come from that place, ever.Who knows? Give it a shot and find out.===You decide to keep to yourself for the rest of the night, not wanting to reveal yourself any further. If nothing else, you managed to get some information on the overseer. Instead, you spend your time trying to help Tokiomi in what information gathering he can do from the house, while your dear partner continues trying to...bond with you. You're honestly surprised that she doesn't try to assault you in your sleep.Regardless, before long the sun rises on the second day of the war, and a well-rested you rises with it. Granted, you need to get yourself ready first, and probably deal with Kiyohime, but once you have, what does the plan look like for today? Continue recon (Miyama, Shinto, Matou, Einzbern, Temple, Church, Park). Just stay at home and cuddle with Kiyohime.===Also, since we're an hour in and have a pretty fair amount of respondents, I'll do as I said I would on Twitter regarding the whole deal from yesterday. What sort of appearance is the MC having? I'll be closing this decision after ten minutes. Fairly-standard male Shota
>>48027166Scout out the Matous. And normal male please. No meme shota, it doesn't even make sense.
>>48027166For the record, I'll go ahead and cast my own vote for normal male. I won't count my vote for +5 or something bullshit like that though.
>>48027166Tempted to give Kiyohime some love but we should check out the Matou household.Also,> Fairly-standard male
>>48027166>[X] Continue recon (Shinto, Matou, Einzbern, Temple, Park)[X] Shota
>>48027166> ShotaActually describe the other one and I might vote for it.
>>48027166>[X] Continue recon (Miyama, Shinto, Matou, Einzbern, Temple, Church, Park).>[X] Fairly-standard male
>>48027166/Shota/> Just stay at home and cuddle with Kiyohime.
>>48027166Shota Scout matou
>>48027166> Continue reconThe Park. > Fairly-standard male
>>48027166> Continue recon (Miyama, Shinto, Matou, Einzbern, Temple, Church, Park).Matou> Shota
>>48027166> Just stay at home and cuddle with Kiyohime. As much as I hate the Matou's, they'll have anti surveillance magic up the ass in the're participating this year, and they are. And cuddling with the dragonfu sounds niceAs for the other vote, let's just have an average body with a very young/womanly face and longish hair, that seems like the most realistic option for shota to me. Shota
>>48027166> Continue recon Matou> Fairly-standard male
>>48027166Sudden vote influx for appearance, more than the amount of posters. Shocking. This is why you should premake MCs. Anyway, recon at the Temple again, and standard male for me.
>>48027166/ss/ sounds fun. Or at least femmy.
Standard male. Can't let the memes win.
>>48027166> Continue recon (Miyama, Shinto, Matou, Einzbern, Temple, Church, Park).> Shota
Well, I can't say I'm surprised by the samefagging, though strawpoll wouldn't have been much better so eh. Anyway, since plenty of posts seem to just vote on the appearance and not the actual choice, I'll be counting the posts that actually gave an answer for the actual choice as well. In other words, the people that just posted an appearance preference won't be evaluated, since the whole reason I did something during the thread was so that I'd be prioritizing the people who make choices in the quest itself. So for standard:>>48027183>>48027192>>48027198>>48027218>>48027242>>48027266>>48027292And for shota:>>48027200>>48027229>>48027239>>48027247>>48027258So standard male it is. If you want to complain about me ignoring the posts that just voted for shota, sorry but you missed the whole point of why I did it here and put a timer on it. ===The Matou household, one of the three founding families. From what Tokiomi told you yesterday, their family head, Zouken, is a force to be reckoned with, and you can be relatively certain that he has his claws in this war. With that in mind, you depart for the Matou estate, arriving in relatively little time. There is a set of layered Bounded Fields around the house itself when you arrive, though you can't sense any magi with your threads of consciousness, nor can Kiyohime sense a Servant on the quarters. There is a certain...feeling, though, a reek of death that overwhelms the area.  Knock on the door.  Stake it out.  Tell Kiyohime to burn it down.
>>48027200>>48027211>>48027229>>48027232>>48027239>>48027247>>48027258>>48027363Kill yourself, please. Meme characters make every quest ten times more cancerous
>>48027395> Stake it out.
>>48027395What the fuck is a fairly standard maleIt's even compatible with being a shota assuming a young enough ageIt isn't even a descriptor of the actual fucking person. That's why I voted against it, the only thing I can complain about is that"Fairly standard male" describes LITERALLY NOTHING
>>48027395Dawn with the integrity.Anyway, a stakeout won't do much since Zouken's a night owl. Let's knock on the door for the hell of it.
>>48027395[X] Stake it out. eh whatever
>>48027395I know this won't win but my personal vendetta won't all ow me to vote otherwise, sorry in advance for the yelling. Tell Kiyohime to burn it down.DESTROY THIS HOUSE OF EVIL AND WORMS, THAT THEIR EVIL MIGHT DIE IN AGONY AND IMPOTENCY.Thanks for the option Mr. Dawn, that felt nice.
>>48027425It's not a shota though. Just think regular anime protag
>>48027395> Knock on the door.Reminder to not look at any woman we meet otherwise we might die.
now that, that's out of the way time for names I put forth the name sum Yung Gai
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>48027425You're a freelancer hired by Tokiomi, so you're not going to be a child. The standard descriptor is purposefully generic. Self-insert whatever you like, whether it's a generic anime male, Gudao, you, it doesn't matter. It just means that, when I'm writing posts, I don't add in modifiers like the MC looking like a girl or being shorter than Kiyohime. This isn't the sort of thing to get angry about, though. It doesn't impact the quest much, which is why I didn't bother with it when we were doing Master Creation. Only reason I'm dealing with it now is because people got all riled up about it yesterday.Anyway, 1 for stakeout, 2 for knock.
>>48027516If we see anything that even looks like a weird daemon bug, we should get the hell out of there as fast as we can.
You don't want to reveal yourself or take any especially rash actions on the second day, especially against someone that Tokiomi views so dangerously. With that in mind, you stay on the Matou premises but outside of their Bounded Fields to avoid being immediately detected, eyes scanning about for anything of note. ......nothing. Literally nothing of relevance happens while you wait, it's just-Wait. You pause as the front door to the house swings open. What steps out is not something that looks like a terrifying monster, but......is......is that seaweed on his head? Walk up to the strange boy and say hi. Knock him out and kidnap him. Don't get noticed. Don't make eye contact. Interacting with him might give you a disease.
>>48027574>[X] Don't get noticed. Don't make eye contact. Interacting with him might give you a disease.maybe try to follow him?
>>48027574> Knock him out and kidnap him.MOTHER FUCKER I WILL MELT YOUR DICK FROM YOUR BODY AND RAPE THE HOLE WITH A FAMILIAR MADE OF SANDPAPER IF YOU'D DON'T TELL ME WHAT I WANT TO KNOW YOU MAGIC-LESS BITCH BOI. I swear to god I couldn't stop myself if I wanted to (which I don't)
>>48027574> Walk up to the strange boy and say hi.
>>48027574> Don't get noticed. Don't make eye contact. Interacting with him might give you a disease.Or worse
You watch him with a mix of disgust and confusion as he walks off, thankfully not noticing you. If you remember the map of the city properly, he seems to be walking in the direction of the academy on this side of town. Well, he seems to be wearing a school uniform, and it is the morning, so maybe this isn't a shocking revelation. Either way, you do manage to notice in his departure that he didn't make any movements to lock the front door behind him. Maybe it's still unlocked? Follow the weird kid to school. Go check the door.  Go somewhere else. Somewhere without worms (specify).
>>48027723> Follow the weird kid to school.
>>48027723> Go check the door.Let's try and place a curse on the door, so that the next person who walks through it just atrophies into dust or something. Even if the little shit isn't a Master, psychological warfare is a helluva drug.
>>48027723> Go check the door.
You decide to go give the door a quick look-over, though this means entering the Matou Bounded Field in the process. You reach out to the handle, checking it tentatively, and...yep, it's unlocked. Your mind goes to checking the Bounded Fields, now that you're inside of them. You obviously can't decipher their inner workings on the fly, but it looks like you're dealing with the standard fare, detection fields and whatnot, as well as a Bounded Field to restrict usage of mana by people without permission, so you'll have to rely on your own internal magical energy for casting spells. That's dangerous, humans can't hold that much energy in their bodies, so you'll only be able to fire off four or five weak spells or one relatively large one before you're out of juice. You don't even have the ability to cast an "A rank" spell without mana helping you.  Go inside.  Trap the handle and leave. Just leave.
>>48027912> Go inside.
>>48027912 Trap the handle and leave.Preferably with a massive dose of Face Melt to ruin someones day
You steel your resolve, swinging the front door open and moving to step inside. The moment you do, you feel a chill run down your back, the sounds of "something" skittering under the floorboards, behind the walls, everywhere filling your ears. Yet, your Command Seals don't burn. Kiyohime stands at your side, her eyes narrowed as she hisses under her breath. And yet, nothing seems to change.  Progress. Retreat.
>>48027912> Trap the handle and leave.
>>48028103> Retreat.I have a bad feeling about this.
>>48028143Really? Who would have though that going into one of the most dangerous places in the city, if not the world, would be a terrible idea.>>48028103RetreatWe will die if we stay her, let's go before the worms come to eat us or some shit.
You can't stay. You can't describe it, but this place is worse than other magus workshops you've entered. Different. It's not just the reek of death, it's not just the chittering of insects, it's something else that you fail to describe. There's a sort of intricacy here that you can't dismiss, the sort of feeling that even high-ranking Clock Tower officials didn't make you feel. You back out, retreating from the house's confines almost hastily and not stopping until you're outside of the Bounded Fields. A sharp exhale leaves you, your jaw clenching as Kiyohime looks to you in concern.  Destroy it. You can't allow whatever's in there to exist for a second longer.  You can't be hasty, leave now and go somewhere else. (Specify where)
>>48028209> Destroy it. You can't allow whatever's in there to exist for a second longer.I've said it once, I'll scream it again LET US BURN THE HOUSE OF WORMS AND DARKNESS UNTIL IT'S MEMORY IS NAUGHT BUT ASH.I will never stop until they are all dead.
>>48028209>You can't be hasty, leave now and go somewhere else. (Specify where)Ignore Champion of Murder, let us go check out the church in person, getting to know the Nun could be good for later on.
>>48028278Seconding. I saw how mad Zouken got in AZO when Iskander burned down his house, we're not doing that.
>>48028209> You can't be hasty, leave now and go somewhere else. (Specify where)God why are we behaving like we are a shota mentally except also retarded?What next, trying to redeem The Dead by sleeping next to it?Go and check the temple to see if our trap triggered
You need to calm yourself down. Tokiomi called Zouken a shrewd genius, and he's one who likely now knows you're here, if those Bounded Fields mean anything at all. You could burn his house in broad daylight with dragon fire, yes, but if Zouken isn't even here or if you were to be noticed, you could be playing right into his hands.You decide to head to the Church on the opposite end of town, wanting to meet the nun from yesterday, the presumptive overseer who had destroyed Tokiomi's familiar. With that in mind, you set off to the Church, arriving after a rather lengthy walk. Upon your entry, the only other person present is that same woman from yesterday, thankfully since she's the one you came to see. She appears to have been sleeping in the pews again, but jolts up as you walk inside, hastily standing up and wiping her eyes as she turns to face you. "Hello, welcome to this house of God, how may-"The woman cuts herself off as her hand left her eyes, getting a good look at you and Kiyohime. She goes silent for a few seconds before nodding a bit, slamming a fist into an open palm. "Oh, a heretic." She remarks simply."Well, never mind that then. Welcome, Master of the Holy Grail War. How may I help you?"You can already feel killing intent radiate off of Kiyohime, though the woman either doesn't notice or doesn't care. Introduce yourself, don't mention you're with the Tohsakas though. Introduce yourself as the Tohsaka representative. "Darling, kill this woman please."
>>48028434> Introduce yourself, don't mention you're with the Tohsakas though.Information is dangerous, best not to hand it out freely.On a side note, bow deeply and introduce ourselves and our darling wife, and if she get's annoying, comment on her weird ass outfit and explain that our wife is a bit of a jealous type, and that it would be best to watch your tone around her.
>>48028502Seconding this, better not mention our allegiance to that owl just yet
You introduce yourself, and your loving wife, rather cordially, being careful to not mention your affiliation with the Tohsaka family. You don't gain anything from telling her that, and she might be annoyed with Tokiomi after last night, so it's best to reveal as little as possible."...Wife, huh? Well, whatever you say." She replies with a shrug, prompting another flare of killing intent from the dragon-girl at your side. "Well, anyway, it's nice to meet you! Elena Griston, overseer of the war and Knight-Captain of the Holy Church, at your service! Japan's really interesting, glad I snagged this job from one of my subordinates. Always wanted to visit Asia, but we don't get a lot of jobs this far East.""Aaanyway, that's beside the point. But I'm glad you decided to stop by, you're only the second Master to do so right now! So, in case you don't know, the way this works is that I'm in charge of covering up all the crazy stuff you lot do, and if you ever want to exit the war, or lose your...wife, and need protection, just come by here. This is 100% neutral ground, after all!"Your eyes widen, not because of her explanation, but because of the title that this "Elena" said she possessed. Knight-Captain, a high-ranking member of the Church with few parallels. While not at the level of a Burial Agent, that title was enough to give you concern; you still doubt she's capable of fighting a Servant, but as far as human standards go...it's for the best if you stay on her good side. ===Sorry for the abrupt exit, but something's come up that I need to deal with. I may resume tonight (~7 hours from now), but odds are that the next part won't be until tomorrow. As always, Twitter, Ask.fm, etc etc you know the drill. Bye all.
>>48028617Not a problem, good luck with your thing, and see you then.
>>48028617Thanks for running the quest, hope you get your stuff sorted out ok!
>>48028617>[x] Thank her for ensuring the sanctity of neutral ground, and inquire about the other master that stopped by.If you get back before the thread dies, here's a vote.>>48028339>God why are we behaving like we are a shota mentally except also retarded?Possibly because 1/3 of the voting force types that way, and because the personality of quest MCs tend to act as agglomerations of all votes present.
So OP is gonna be back soon and it would be a shame to let a thread under 100 die
Oh, the thread's still alive. Well, let's get back in the game, then. ===You examine Elena with a new mental lens; you had assumed she would just be a standard member of the Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament, maybe an Executor or something of that make, but you certainly hadn't expected a Knight-Captain to be sent to what was functionally nothing more than a magical backwater in the eyes of the Church. ...catching yourself, you quickly send Kiyohime a mental assurance that you're not attracted to the overseer in the slightest. Such are the disadvantages of your partner. You worry that if you're quiet for too long, she might take it upon herself to speak up, which is something you want to avoid for a whole host of reasons, least of which not being the likelihood of her burning Elena to death. "Well, anyway, if you just came to register then I'll go ahead and jot you down as having showed up. If you see any other Masters, please tell them to stop by; it helps me do my job if I know what faces to keep an eye out for. If there's anything else you need though, just let me know and I'll see what I can do about it, so long as you're not asking me to violate my neutrality!" Ask about Elena. She seems like the chatty type, so maybe you can get some information on her, in case she ever becomes an enemy. Ask about the Master who visited before you, maybe she'll give out some intel you don't already know. Ask if there's anything you can do for extra Command Seals, you remember Tokiomi saying that the overseer was entrusted with leftover Command Seals by the Holy Grail.
>>48034955[X] Ask about the Master who visited before you, maybe she'll give out some intel you don't already know.
The opportunity of gaining more information about the other Masters is a tantalizing one, even if you concede that you likely won't just be handed anything off the bat. With that in mind, you decide to ask the overseer about the first Master to visit the Church. Elena blinks, looking at you with a bit of confusion. "You...uh...you know I just told you I can't violate my neutrality, right?" She asked, visibly perplexed by your request. "I can't just give you information on her or anything, that violates my role as overseer."...well, you suppose that's fair enough, if a bit disappointing. Still, you at least got something out of it, namely that Elena called the Master in question a "her", meaning that at the least, you know it was neither Feend nor Adnan.  Try to press her a bit, see if you can't squeeze out some information on the Master.  Change the subject, ask about Elena.  Say your farewells, you introduced yourself so that's enough.
>>48035120Damn, worth a shot. Well let's head out, we can always come back if we need to.
>>48035120> Change the subject, ask about Elena.
>>48035120> Say your farewells, you introduced yourself so that's enough.
You decide to say your farewells to Elena, all the while trying to continue ignoring the waves of killing intent flowing off of the Berserker at your side that are directed at her. You exit the Church somewhat hastily right after, not stopping until you're fully off the premises and Kiyohime seems to have calmed down, at least by a bit. By now, it's gotten to the mid-afternoon, so you should still have one or two more stops you can make before night starts to fall, depending on how far away they are. Well, where to? Back to the Tohsaka house. Explore Shinto Explore Miyama Head to the Park Head to the Temple Head to the forest
>>48035379> Head to the Park
>>48035379Let's visit the freak in the park.
The thought of the woman from yesterday, Xuan, drifts through your mind. Her existence still worries you, and Tokiomi did say he'd be able to get better results on research with a picture of her. Not to mention, you can check if she was the one to visit the overseer to sate your curiosity. With that, you set off for the Fuyuki Park, arriving in relatively little time. Unsurprisingly, your Command Seals start to burn as you step onto the park premises, your eyes scanning the various crowds of people and finding Xuan in a handful of seconds. She also seems to be looking around, spurred on by her own Command Seals burning no doubt, but hasn't noticed you yet. Walk up to her. Ignore her, try to search the park.
>>48035379> Head to the forestAt worst we will have nice walk with a murderous dragonAt best we will find hidden base of Caster earlyBut in truth anything is better than visiting something that could or could not kill bottom of the barrel servant like the one we have
>>48035483>> Walk up to her.
>>48035483> Walk up to her.With some luck we can exchange some info on masters
You've come this far, may as well approach her. Mentally assuring Kiyohime that she's the only one for you, you approach Xuan just as she catches you in her sights, a coy grin spreading across her face. "Oh? You're back already, I'm flattered~" She remarks, pausing a bit as a practically palpable wave of malice strikes her, its source the fuming Berserker you're contracted to. "...oh, right, you two are like that. Sorry, sorry, forgot." Xuan speaks up, though you can't help but doubt how genuine she's being."Ah, it's no fun if I don't get to tease you about stuff, though. I'll have to find other ways to entertain myself. But regardless, what did you come here for?" Ask if she'd be willing to share what information she has on the other participants in the war. Ask if she was the one to visit the Church. Ask her to take a picture with you. That way Tokiomi will have something to go off of. Ask her who she is, really.
>>48035483 Walk up to her.Good to know she probably wasn't lying when she said she spends most of her time at the park, that's good to know. Let's see if we can get some trust flowing though.
>>48035595>ask about what she wanted in a partnership, and if she's willing to do the Grail War equivalent of trust falls in order to get some good will going. (I mean for her to show us what her servant at least looks like, nothing more)
>>48035595> Ask if she'd be willing to TRADE what information she has on the other participants in the war.
Given that Xuan mentioned the professor, which you assume to be Feend vor Sembren, yesterday, you can assume that she knows a fair amount about the other participants in the war. She also just seems like that sort of person. "I was wondering if you'd be willing to trade information on the other Masters and Servants." You reply, your temperament noticeably calmer than it was in your first interaction, thankfully. Xuan quirks up an eyebrow, looking at you with a trace of surprise. "Oh? You want to trade instead of just accepting my generous alliance offer? I'd be happy to tell you everything I know if you agreed to that, you know~""Well, what do you have to offer me, then? The intelligence I've painstakingly gathered doesn't come cheap, and I doubt Tohsaka was able to find out anything that I didn't, so you'll need to offer something besides information, unless it's about you and your partner of course~"The fact that she evidently knew you were affiliated with the Tohsaka makes doubting her statement a tricky proposition.  Offer information about yourself/Kiyohime (specify what). Offer information you don't think she knows about Feend or Adnan (specify what).  Offer something more valuable than information (specify what). Ask about the potential alliance.
>>48035774Well we could probably say that we are seventh gen magus that specializes in curses or that our servant is heavily related to fireOne of these should be enough to get us identity of last master
>>48035774>[x] Ask about the potential alliance.She knows we're with Tohsaka, which means she can either intuit a great deal or has eyes everywhere, both of which mean she likely has plenty of info on Masters and Servants already present in Fuyuki. It really seems like giving ourselves away is the only chip we have, but we should definitely get more details about the alliance first before giving that away.
>>48035774Ask about the alliance. If we're giving out info then we should have some insurance.
You stop yourself from blurting out any information about either you or Kiyohime, not wanting to lay your cards on the table too early. Instead, you decide to ask about the alliance offer that had been mentioned yesterday.The moment the question leaves your mouth, Kiyohime's teeth gnash. "An-...Master-sama, that's not-""Oh, you're considering it? Wonderful." Xuan cuts in, smiling broadly. "Essentially, I just want someone to ally with until all other Masters and Servants have been taken out of the equation. Once we reach that point, the alliance is null, of course. If you want to use one of those Self-Geis Scroll things, feel free. As for what the terms would look like...non-aggression, for Servants and Masters, as well as aiding in combat whenever either of us is aware of it. No knowingly providing information to or aiding another pair without the consent of the other. You know, things like that." Ask about who Xuan is. She clearly knows a bit about you, but you can't enter an agreement without knowing a bit about her. Brush off the alliance offer for now, just trade for info and get out of here (specify what you're offering). Ask what her goal for the Holy Grail is.
>>48036047>Ask about who Xuan is. Then make sure your dragonfu is not about to go bonkers on you all.
>>48036047Ask about Xuan, on the off chance we get a straight answer
You narrow your eyes slightly. The offer's certainly beneficial to you, at least on face, but you're hardly going to agree to something when you don't even know who you're dealing with. "If I'm going to consider an alliance, I'll need to know about you first." You say simply, looking over at the woman with an expectant glint in your eyes. In reply Xuan smiles cheerily. "Alright, and what will you offer me in return for that?""You already know about me. If you want me to even put accepting your offer on the table, I need to know who I'm getting involved with." You reply dryly, while mentally trying to calm down an increasingly irate Kiyohime. You can practically see flames erupting from her face, and when you try to touch her mind...'HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE-'...okay, you should hurry this up. Xuan pauses for a few seconds before sighing slightly. "...aw, fine. If you need to know about me so much, then I guess I can oblige~" She hums, putting a finger to her chin. "Let's see, I'm 306 as of this November. I like long walks on the beach, and prefer cold weather to hot weather. I think the world isn't actually real. I don't actually know magecraft. I'm here to check out the ritual and, if it's a strong enough wishgranter, to become God. Um, I think those are the big ones."......you legitimately can't tell if any of that was serious or not.  Ask about what the hell she just said. (Specify a part) Leave before Kiyohime razes the park to nothingness. Fuck it, agree to an alliance. You'll get Tokiomi to write up the contract.
>>48036416I vote leave. Things are getting a bit too hot, if you know what I mean.
>>48036416> Leave before Kiyohime razes the park to nothingness.WellI didn't except a TYPE around here
Regardless of how much you do or don't believe Xuan's "biography", you get the distinct feeling that if you don't leave immediately, there won't be a Fuyuki Park soon. "Well, I'm going to have to go now." You say almost hastily, turning away and moving to drag Kiyohime with you before she erupts. By the time you've left the park, she seems to have calmed down a fair bit, but is still far from an ideal mood. "Anchin-sama, we're not allying with that woman." She snaps coldly. ...setting aside your partner's possessiveness, you should decide on where to go next. Given the time, this might be your last stop while it's still light out. Forest Temple Shinto Miyama Back to base
>>48036560> ForestAlso ask her if she knows what exactly is that woman
>>48036560>ForestWe should pacify Kiyo until she's feeling better.
You decide to head off for the forest. Perhaps bringing an upset dragon to the most flammable area of the city isn't the best idea, but the long walk over there has its advantages. By the time you've arrived, Kiyohime seems to have largely calmed down, though you feel like mentioning Xuan will send her right back into a rage again. After reaching the forest, you reach out in search of any magi in the area, coming up blank. You remember Tokiomi telling you that the Einzbern castle is at the heart of the forest, so if there is anything, you'll have to head in deeper. Talk to Kiyohime (Specify subject) Head deeper into the forest Keep searching the immediate area
>>48036625It's still a trial board, fuckwit. Besides, Dawn's running a quest there but decided to do one here too since it's such a failure of a board. >>48036710Let's just head back to the Tohsakas.
>>48036710> Head deeper into the forestCan we even support our NP fully?How many times can we fire it off?How good are we at mass sacrifices?
>>48036748It's a containment board you mongoloid, it's because we're suck of this cancer clogging up this board. You have a place to do fucking quest, use it motherfucker.
>>48036756Yes. Only once before you start running low, the fact that she's a Zerker doesn't do you any favors.If you want to just send her out to go eat people, you totally can.>>48036748Don't reply to bait.
>>48036710>Head deeper into the forestBetter not make this trip a waste.
>>48036791You're entire thread is bait m8. Post your thread in the correct board next time.
You decide to press on a bit deeper into the forest, hopefully to find something that at least makes the walk over here worth it. You weave your way through the trees, Kiyohime at your side as you do so. It takes a surprising amount of time with nothing notable beforehand, but eventually you find yourself just outside of a Bounded Field, presumably that of the Einzberns. From what you can tell it looks like it covers an incredibly large swath of the forest, but you can't ascertain what capabilities it has just at a glance. Still, it's fair to assume that entering will alert the Einzberns of your presence.  Press further onwards. Head back. Tell Kiyohime to run forwards until she finds a castle, then to burn it.
>>48036710>[x] Return to the Tohsaka residence>[x] Talk while you walk. Other than her listed skills and Noble Phantasm, does Kiyohime have any particular training, interests, or knowledge? Get to know your partner.I like conversations, it makes everyone feel alive.
>>48036863>[x] Skirt around the outside of the field for a bit to determine its size, then>[x] Head back, and talk while you walk: >>48036900Oops, posted late.
>Tell her to burn the castleWhat could possibly go wrong?
Hey guysWhat if our name is Anchin?
You decide to look around to try and ascertain the approximate size of the Bounded Field. From what you can tell, its center looks like it's nearly an hour's walk further on from here, which is where you can assume the castle is. After roughly gauging that, you start back off towards the Tohsaka residence, deciding to talk with your partner as you do, though you keep it through the mental link. 'Say, Kiyohime, we haven't gotten much chance to talk since I summoned you.' You remark. 'Why don't you tell me about yourself?'You feel a sense of confusion from Kiyohime's mind before she responds. 'Ara? Anchin-sama, what about me could you want to know that you don't already?'...right. You're supposed to have known her already. Shit. 'Well, it's not that I don't know, it's just that I want to hear you talk about yourself. I know it's a little silly, but...''Ah, Anchin-sama, how romantic~.' Kiyohime's mind hummed, apparently satisfied with your answer. 'Well, repeating our shared legend won't do. Let's see, I am simply a wife in your care, isn't that right? For things I like, I adore honesty, and you of course, Anchin-sama. I'd also like to travel one day, so let's do that after our love conquers this fleeting conflict, yes?'As for things I dislike...lies. Even the word is disgusting. I won't forgive liars, but Anchin-sama would never lie to me, I know. That's why, with the Holy Grail, I'd like to make a world without lies. Ah...it's troublesome, though, because if I wish for a world without lies, then I won't be able to wish to be materialized. I'll fade away, and we'll have to be separated again until next time. You'll think of something, won't you, Anchin-sama?'===And with that, I'll call it a thread. Expect the next one tomorrow, probably around 1:00 or 2:00 PM Eastern time, but if I need to postpone I'll say so on Twitter. We'll resume with you arriving at the Tohsaka household at night. Bye all, take it easy.
>>48027395You should try /qst/. Samefagging isnt a problem there.
>>48038399The only reason it's not a problem is because it's fucking dead