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Your name is Chiaki Matsuda, and you are a Magical Girl.

And you've just unleashed what looks like a huge brass spider monster witch right smack dab in the First Officio Assassinorum's moonbase.

A spider monster that is currently disemboweling and tearing apart anything and everything it can get its bladed chains around, with each prey providing a sobering choir of death screams punctuated with the juicy crunch of broken bones and ripping flesh.

All just to interrupt Tomoe Mami's judgment and impending execution.

All just to buy more sand for her hourglass. For you to make sense of what she's done and what she's tried to do.

This is you fixing things. This is you taking control of the situation. The only way you know how.

And you'll make her answer you properly if it's the last thing you ever do.
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>>1278076

Above the deafening alarms and the wash of red emergency light, through the bloodcurdling screams and the hypnotizing cascade of pulping meat, behind the maniacal peals of laughter coming from nowhere and everywhere at once - you find yourself momentarily enchanted with the sight of the most powerful magical girls in the world being inconvenienced by a Witch. No, that's obviously an understatement - they were being massacred by it. Decimated by it. Tearing them to pieces despite their best efforts to kill it.

It's not for lack of trying, to be sure. Even without looking - and you can't, not without risking blindness from the migraine-bright flashes of light and explosion of color from the desperate attacks - you know each of them is burning enough magic, flinging enough firepower to level an entire city block with each hit. Enough to make the air inside the now-bloodied chapel smell acrid, thick with ozone and static electricity. Enough to make your teeth itch and your ears ring.

But no matter what they did - no matter what they tried - nothing seemed to hit. Nothing seemed to work. Sure, their attacks sheared off chain after bladed chain, even flash-melting them whenever they get too close - but each one destroyed was replaced with two, and every two replaced with three. When a blast of blinding light finally managed to slip through the trashing forest of barbed metal links, they simply dissolved into the yawning, gaping tear in reality that the Witch mockingly peered through. Its massive, arachnid form barely visible through the virulent, violent energies of the warp-torn hell it made its nest in.

Almost like...huh. Almost like one of those creepy, poisonous spiders you remember watching a documentary about. A funnel web spider, kind of thing. Burying itself underground, in its own tunnel, only to burst through the camouflaged opening with fangs ready to deliver the killing blow at the right time.

As much as you'd like to stick around to see that, though, you have bigger things to worry about. Namely the all-but-forgotten blonde still crucified at the altar, placid among the carnage, amidst the chaos.

+ CHIAKI-SAN, I'VE GOT HER! NOW MOVE! + Vintage's pulsed cry of panic and haste derails your track of thought, snapping you back into the chaotic mess of the present. You hurriedly scan the chapel for the mousy Equerry - only to find her just beyond the whipcracking cascade of bladed chains still hewing flesh and blood from the First Officio, her small frame shivering as it tries to support the limping, bleeding form of...Tomoe Mami...?

You blink at this. What...? Two of them?

[1/2]
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>>1278077

+ One of her ribbon copies! No time to explain! + Vintage insists as she hobbles towards you, clearly struggling to haul the blonde's weight. + MOVE! We need to get the both of you to the savior pods before they catch on! Luxuria can't keep this up forever, even if it looks like she's winning! +

Just behind her, another girl of the First screams bloody murder as the chains wrapped around her limbs violently rip and tear her apart, before dragging her still-bleeding, still-twitching remains into the abyss from which they've sprouted from. Her cries for help joining the ever-present chorus of the damned.

What do you do?

[]Scout on ahead. Clear their path to the savior pod.
[]Grab Mami and have Vintage guide you to the savior pod.
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>>1278078
Heh.
Before the announcement even happened.

> [X]Scout on ahead. Clear their path to the savior pod.
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>>1278078
>[X]Grab Mami and have Vintage guide you to the savior pod.

I don't feel quite comfortable with the notion of "clearing the path". Jesus, this was supposed to be a diversion and instead we get half the officio snuffed out. They're on our side, all things considered, no?
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>>1278078
>[X]Scout on ahead. Clear their path to the savior pod.

Chiaki struggles to carry lighter people on good days, and today is not a good day.
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>>1278076
[x] Scout on ahead. Clear their path to the savior pod.

Might be between dumping the blame on Vintage and making it obvious we're doing this, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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>>1278076
> it's the last thing you ever do.
I'd rather not.
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>>1278087
>I don't feel quite comfortable with the notion of "clearing the path".

Do it faggot

> They're on our side, all things considered, no?

If they knew Chiaki was Homura and was sprouting fucking demon wings they'd wipe out the whole Ninth just to remove the taint of corruption.

No, they're not on our side.

Nobody is.
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>>1278078
> [X] Grab Mami and have Vintage guide you to the savior pod.
Sticking together may be better. Also, what's this about saivng pods, I thought there was only teleportation?
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>>1278078
>[]Grab Mami and have Vintage guide you to the savior pod.

I think that simply leaving amidst the chaos when Mami "conveniently" escapes it's going to put us in the firing line of the First... along with our Officio
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>>1278078

>[X] Grab Mami and have Vintage guide you to the savior pod.
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>>1278078
>[x]Grab Mami and have Vintage guide you to the savior pod.

Vintage can be the meat shield.
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>>1278078
>[]Scout on ahead. Clear their path to the savior pod.
There will be time for post-massacre skinship later.
Just make sure to not go ahead (heh) of ourselves, don't scout too far ahead and try to keep an aye on Mami and Vintage.
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>>1278092
I think Decu mentioned the girls of the First would be able to achieve planetfall in an emergency.
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>>1278078
>[]Scout on ahead. Clear their path to the savior pod.

Also try to distract everyone from Vintage grabbing Mami.

Maybe even

> Timestop
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So...
Mami's Soul Gem was where exactly again?
Cause fuck Mami's body.
We need that fucking rock.
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>>1278101
>timestop
Why don't we ask Pinky to take care of Mami while we're at it?
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>>1278078
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>>1278100
Correct. But I believe the plan is to send Mami to Earth and make her hide somewhere. Then, if we are clever, we remain in the moonbase and say "I tried to stop her, but she took an emergency pod", pretending to be on The First side.
But, seeming that we are stupid, I think we are going to escape with her, seañing the fate of our Officio for betrayal (or, at least, sealing our fate).

GUYS, DON'T TRY TO ESCAPE IN THE EMERGENCY POD WITH MAMI!
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>>1278106

Yes I do.
And crushed soulgems too.
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>>1278102
On her hat. That's why getting her head eaten killed her in episode 3.
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>>1278109
Or within 100 meters from her or so. That's why her hat has a fakegem on it.
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>>1278109

> That spoiler
Who ever is in this thread and hasn't even seen the first 3 episodes should really consider what the fuck they are doing.
>>1278111
This was what I was thinking of.
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>>1278107
>Then, if we are clever, we remain in the moonbase and say "I tried to stop her, but she took an emergency pod", pretending to be on The First side.

Why would they believe us? Nanoha already made it clear that she (and probably the rest of the first) was only waiting for an excuse.

I agree with the not fleeing immediately part though, we should loot their golden weapons. This is also a golden opportunity to kill their injured culexus.
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>>1278112

Which brings me to this.
What good is her body, if we don't know where her soulgem is?
Soulgem first, then the body.
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>>1278114
If we're going to throw ourselves in the thick of it, we might as well kill everyone aligned with Hazuki. No enemies, no retaliation. Kill the warmaster with her company and install Vintage as the new one, propose atmospheric immolation for the dickbutt if he opposes.
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>>1278118

Might as well spread those wings of ours, right?
Not like there will be anyone who would oppose us from there.
And I'm only half shitposting there.
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>>1278114
Because let's not forget that our actions could also make our Officio fall. It's best to pretend to be on their side. After all, if they are going to kill us anyway, then the outcome it's not going to change. And if they are looking for an excuse, let's not give them one. They can think that we are lying, but without proof, euther they contain their hand or, as you say, they attack us. Anyway, what I mean is to act as a loyal warmaster ally of the First. And that's it.
Now, I doubt the Culexus is going to tecover soon, but if the cahnce presents itself, killing her is a good idea
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>the First is the best
>they're not even a little organized

sempai pls
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>>1278125
That is what happens when a powerful Witch makes a "SURPRISE MORHERFUCKERS!" On the First... or anyone
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>>1278126
this is not what should happen to what should be the most highly trained and skilled military force around
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>>1278125
It's not that they're unorganized, Luxaria is just that strong.
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>>1278125

I'll just assume that's Esper.
And will post this by the Crunchtrain.
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>>1278122
That will turn every Officio on Earth against us.
What I propose is to start an uprising in the First so Coobie and Lewdxuria's organization can take over as they set us up to do. Everyone will see this as Coobie doing his normal thing, not the second coming of satan. So no Homucifer please.
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>>1278129
it's clear that they're dying as individuals, rather than fighting as a team

otherwise cries for help wouldn't be necessary
as help would be present
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>>1278126
I'm with >>1278125
These Guys are trained killers. They should be the gold standard for combat efficiency. What separates good and bad operators is exactly this: being able to perform at optimum capacity in unexpected situations.
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>>1278076
well if that aint some neat art
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>>1278133
And it's clearly implied that they're not focusing their fire or coordinating in general.
Sempai is a good writer, but he needs to tactics more!
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>>1278131

But TTO is Lewdxuria's MIstress.
That shit is beyond bad.
We don't have "The good, the bad and the ugly".
We have "The bad, the worst and the fuckup".
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>>1278128
>highly trained and skilled military force
>The First

Almost each and every one member of The First are more monster in mindset than disciplined soldiers. To a one, they're mildly-to-moderately less obscene versions of Kharn. Most of their traits that you'd think are born from professionalism are just as likely to stem from an "Alpha Dog" mindset.
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Though we have to be quick, I don't think Luxaria is in any major danger, Since we have her core in our inventory. (If I recall correctly?)
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>>1278141

...
What happens...
When a witch...
Turns into a witch?
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'just smoke this cigarette, murderface'
'what could go wrong'
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>>1278142
Pinky happens.
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>>1278147

desu, katana wasn't so bad.
With the exception of killing Yuma, but who cares about the details?
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>>1278133
My impression of the First is that they're like a group of 16 year old clanners in an FPS. A handful of people ridiculously good at what they do that look invincible from the outside, but are actually just a mob of edgy divas who crack when they get a curveball from randos who unexpectedly punch way above their weight class.
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>>1278142
Double witch power?
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>>1278136
And we're the Blessed Lady's shieldmaiden and Pinky's bitch, and the homusatan, and we're rescuing a crazy murderer.
No one's good here I suppose.
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>>1278155
then why is another, singular edgy 16 year old able to overwhelm them
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>>1278155

Come to think of it, few officios seem to train to fight in formation. The First especially is supposed to be made of one-girl armies that can murderize entire officios on their own. Guess they didn't plan for enemies that need coordinated responses.
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>>1278139
Don't tell me how to live my life, mom!
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>>1278158

Indeed. We are the fuckup.

>>1278159

Esper? has a point there.
Problem will be the quantity.
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>>1278125
>>1278133

>Even without looking - and you can't, not without risking blindness from the migraine-bright flashes of light and explosion of color from the desperate attacks

I dunno what people are going on about organization and effieciency when the person narrating can hardly see what's going on over the explosions, and the one thing she's telling for sure is that the girls seem to be losing a battle of attrition because the Witch is regenerating weapons faster than the girls can fend it off and their attacks don't reach the main body.
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>>1278162
>>1278160
the enemy SHOULDN'T REQUIRE COORDINATED RESPONSE

the problem is that sempai is trying to be edgier than the Geto Boys

Geto Boys is the maximum edge you can get without running into meme territory

>>1278164
>the witch is regenerating
the witch would not be regenerating if they coordinated their attacks, fell back and regrouped, or any number of not-stupid things
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>>1278165

Well...
He IS an edgy potato.
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>>1278159
Haven't you ever seen immature guild groups/premades fall apart or ragequit when their pub stomping gets thrown off? (because half of them are in it for their KDR) This situation doesn't seem like anything they've had to deal with before, something that required betrayal from one of their own to happen besides. Requirement of joining the First is power and a chip to put on your shoulder. I think it's pretty easy to see how their mystique overshadows just how atrocious their organization is on a personal level, especially vs. an out of context problem.
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>>1278168
how does this in any way make it sensible for another edgelord to overpower all of the other edgelords 1vOfficio
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>>1278165
You can still make it work by making their tactics Kuromorimine-like - effective in well kept formation just mowing down enemies, shitty when somebody blitzkriegs right into their ass.
They wouldn't have that problem if they just invested in a dildo psychotic loli. Or magical girl Miho.
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Hoping eyebrows will remain unharmed, even if she's not our best friend right now.
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>>1278175
Satsuki-sama is the strongest, she'll never die!
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To be honest?
If the Warmaster doesn't appear now to strike back the witch...
I don't know what will.
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>>1278170
I'm guessing because the one edgelord is able to do that with the element of surprise and prior planning. The First probably has the power to do what you're saying they should be doing and take the witch out, but their bad organization and lone wolf mindset just makes them a mob of deadly idiots when they aren't fighting in their preferred context. Smaller and more organized force taking on a larger and stronger enemy who should win on paper, you know?

Like >>1278172 said, just like how the Guppies beat Kuromorimine and the uni team when they had no place doing so. Except Kuro and the uni team are bravado edgelords.
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THICC
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>>1278150
You either die a hero or see yourself do nothing wrong
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>>1278122
FUND IT
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>>1278087 >>1278091 >>1278097

+ Savior pod? + You shake your head here as you run to the pair, immediately scooping Mami up in your arms in order to relieve the clearly-struggling former Warmaster of her load. She's...definitely lighter than how you remember her to be, but maybe that's just the adrenalin. + Why not just teleport back down? It'd be faster, wouldn't it? And where's her Soul Gem? +

+ The entire place is on full alert because of the breach. That means total lockdown. The savior pods are the only way back home. + Vintage winces as she hears another member of the First get messily eviscerated by the bladed chains, before pulling a glowing amber jewel set in a cute flower-petal gilding from the depths of her sleeves and then tossing it to you. You reach out with your free hand to catch it, but in a surprising display of reflexive sharpness despite grievous and crippling injury, Mami pre-empts you - her blood-encrusted fingers closing around the glowing rock.

+ Mine + Is all that the blonde pulses to both you and Vintage, a weak pitiful gasp of a mental sigh, before her head lolls forward on her neck, still clearly out of strength from...whatever the First did to her. Vintage shakes her head at this, an unreadable expression on her face, before leading you away from the frenzied, murderous chaos. One you steal another glance from before Vintage ushers you outside of the chapel, through an unsealed door and down a long corridor. One that hasn't seen occupants in years from the looks of it.

You wanted to ask about that. You wanted to ask Vintage why the supposedly 'strongest' Magical Girls in the world were fall apart like wet paper in a hurricane, under the attack of one single and solitary Witch. But most of all you wanted to ask Mami about what she did, and what she tried to do.

A thousand questions, but only time for one, as you hurry towards the Savior Pod, the screams of the dying and the shrieking of the sirens fading away in the distance. As the Transcendent One's voice echoes in your mind, unbidden.

"If you proceed down on this path you've chosen for yourself, all the things that you hold dear will be taken away from you. Your friends will become your enemies, and your enemies will be the ones you turn to for aid. You will lose everything, piece by piece, person by person, until you are left with nothing but the road you're traveling. And of all the people who will abandon you, Tomoe Mami will be the one to betray you first."

...

What do you ask Mami?
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>>1278204

We ask about Midori, right?
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>>1278204
Was getting captured part of your plan?
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>>1278204
"What the fuck did you do to Midori and why shouldn't I leave you here to be executed by the first?"
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>>1278204
>"Spill the beans, Mami. What the Hell were you thinking? What was your plan? Talk, and don't think about using half-responses or shit like that. I have passed that point a long time ago"
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>>1278204
Why
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>>1278204
This >>1278215
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>>1278204
>"Do you think I should save you? Do you want to live?"
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>>1278214

This guy.
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>>1278204
>What do you ask Mami?

"Should we escape now or finish what you started?"
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>>1278204
"What can I do to help you? What can I do to save you? Just don't give me that Blessed Lady nonsense, she's a liar and a bitch."
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>>1278204
TELL ME THE RECIPE BITCH
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>>1278204
>"Bitch, what the fuck?"
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>>1278226

That's a good one too.
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>>1278226
CHIAKI, THE RECIPE WAS WITHIN YOUR HEART ALL ALONG.
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>>1278226
MAMI SHOT MIDORI TO KEEP THE RECIPE SECRET

GREEN HAIR IS THE DANGER
NOT TO US
BUT TO MUMI'S PANCAKE BATTER
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>>1278226
Tell me the recipe.
Then you have my permission to die.
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Seeing that everyone posted a different answer, What option won?
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>>1278240
SCREAMING EXTERNALLY BECAUSE WE'RE RUNNING AWAY FROM THE FIRST AND ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE TIME FOR QUESTIONS
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>>1278240
The pancake recipe, obviously.
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>>1278240

OP decides.
Probably pancakes though.
And that would be by far one of the stupidest decisions Chiaki made so far.
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>>1278240
mumi why
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>>1278248
The pancakes were a joke answer. I seriously hope those are not tallied.
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>>1278248
Maybe we can go find the warmaster of the first, show her our wings, tell her to get fucked, and hand her our soul gem
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>>1278240
Hopefully something serious, I ran out of time to vote but I really hope we didn't go through all this trouble JUST to ask her about pancakes.

I have no problem with adding it in, as something we'll ask her later when she's fully recovered, to try and lighten the mood a bit.
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>>1278255
Perfect plan. Nothing can go wrong
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>>1278254
anon confirmed for not woke
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>>1278260
'sup kraut?
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Maybe I'm being slow, but I just realized we are completely and totally the bad guy here.
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>>1278269
WELCOME TO THE MURDERFACE EXPERIENCE

THIS IS THE FUTURE ANON CHOSE
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>>1278269

Not bad.
Just... good for nothing.
And in the end it's all MAMI'S fault.
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>>1278269
It's really their fault for not liking devil homus.
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>>1278269
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU
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>>1278254
Maybe you shouldn't joke around when all votes count? Have you considered that maybe shitposters should have their faces rubbed in their shitposts?
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>>1278269
Thankfully green hairs love bad girls. Decu gave us the option - go with Lori or take the Green Hair and see just how deep the soulgem goes.
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>>1278273

Funny thing really.
We just LOOK like Homusatan.
... MAybe also have their power to some extend.
... and a strange soulgem/witchcore.
... Ok, no, we ARE Homusatan.
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>>1278272
>Unleashing the archenemy on a bunch of MGs who - at the end of the day - were doing there jobs and were in the right for the sake of prison breaking a convicted traitor.
>Not bad
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>>1278275
welp
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>>1278277
Nah man, we are Chiaki Matsuda, a girl with a much too fancy name for the type of person she was (who is working to get better)

That's the way I think we should go at least.
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But pancakes really are the key to solving this case!
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>>1278288
Well, in the end we are who we are right?
Still ourselves, right?
Right?!
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>>1278290

> inb4 they actually matter, they were flesh of fallen angels since the very beginning.
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>>1278288
>who is working to get better
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>>1278291
I believe that as long as we stay Chiaki Matsuda things will... work out?
M-maybe not turn completely horrible?
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>>1278301

Daijoubu
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>>1278301
I have always wondered how the TTO-Chiaki relationship works. Are bith evil powerful Homu? One is more powerful than the other? When we go full Devil, we "take" the power from her? Can we merge with her? Can we kill her and be One Evil Homu?
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>>1278301
I can't believe you faggots didn't fucking shoot mumi

you've got conviction, I'll give ya that
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>>1278301
As long as we trust the voices in our head, everything will be fine.
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>>1278301
We never were Chiaki Matsuda.
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>>1278308

> I can't believe

Confirmed for the Esper.
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>>1278307
More importantly, can we fug her?
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>>1278269
Road to hell and good intentions.
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>>1278312
... is that a thing I say a lot?
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>>1278313

DO NOT STICK IT IN OTHER HOMURAS

BAD DECISIONS AND EGGS LIE THAT WAY
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>>1278315
Not sure, but you sure like shooting mumi.
Filthy degenerate.
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>>1278315

No, but you wanted to shoot the Mumi.
But you DO say Sempai a lot.
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>>1278318
She's a murderer and a traitor!

>>1278319
lies and slander
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>>1278320

Want a compilation?
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>>1278318
Shooting Mami is an objectively great idea. SHE RUINED OUR WATERMELON END.

>>1278320
You're the only one I know who spells it with an m!
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>>1278320
We're a murderer and a traitor!
And we're still making it worse all the time!
Why would we do it any other way with mumi?
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So if insulting Mami is 300 members, the equerry and the war master, and imprisoning and torturing Mami is summoning the epitome of evil to slaughter you in your own house, then what does killing Mami get you?
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>>1278328
Half of all magical girls worldwide witching out because they're gay for Mami's mammies.
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>>1278328
>>1278330
And the other half hunting you like good fanatical zealots
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>>1278328
An earth with over half it's meguca population turning into witches simultaneously.
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>>1278330

Which would be a great way to start a...
Rebellion btw.

The telling the Magical Girl around the world that the First wanted to kill the Pancakes, that is.
Not making them witch out.
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>>1278336
And between Neco and all the idols we know a lot of people with influence who could spread the message discreetly.

Hmmmmmmmmmm.
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>>1278338

> NECO
> Idols

You sure?
You really think this is a good idea?
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>>1278125
Alpha Witches had wiped Officios out in the past. I for one am glad Decu doesn't write her as a pushover.
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>>1278342
To be fair, I think we lost the ability to quality check our ideas after the incident.
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>>1278342
As a matter of fact, yes.
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>kill mumi, megucas witching out worldwide
>save mumi, the first kills you and everyone you ever loved
That does it, we're conquering the First. As I said, massacre the Hazuki fraction within the base, acquire GWs, make Coobie take over the business and make Vintage a new warmaster. We don't have to incriminate ourselves by showing our wings and no one on the Earth is willing to oppose the Ninth after it kills the biggest shark in the pond. Everyone lives, except some evil sluts on the Moon.
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>>1278349

Only problem left would be...
Well... Pinky.
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>>1278349
Yeaaaah, and tell me: How do you plan to defeat the most powerful megucas, my sweetie?
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>>1278349
The First can't kill you if the First is dead.
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Alright, regardless...

Let's find out about t h e p a n c a k e s.

NYAN NYAN!
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>>1278358
NIHAO NYAN
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>>1278354
They're already being slaughtered m8, just take the chance to drive the knife all the way in.

>>1278353
Coobie and the 9th is competent enough to contain Pinky.
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>>1278349
Now your supply of absolutely terrifying monsters with a paper leash - meant to ward off the spawn of an angry and extremely malicious god - is empty.

Earth won't survive a week. Possibly not even a day, if either the mad god or the other, less angry but much more haughty god capitalizes on the loss of opposition.
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>>1278359

ONE JOB!
Too soon.
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>>1278363
BECAUSE KYOUKO
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>>1278362

You know..
This is, this will now be an all out war.
Between who and whom?
Nobody knows.
But it involves Pinky, TTO and us.
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>>1278360
I remind you that ONE member of the First can kill an Officio. And the witch is not killing everyone: she would be defeated in the end. The surviving members will be more than enough to wipe us. Let's be realistic here: right now we can't compete with them. Maybe if we take control of our demon powers, but that would means that everyone wull be convinced that we are the Devil incarnate. So, put down your extermination olans and think about ideas that can be realized
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>>1278364

I'll count that as an gorgeous by the way.
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>>1278214 >>1278215 >>1278216

"Why?" Even with your untransformed, still-human body crying out for a moment's rest, even with adrenalin spiking your pulse and pounding through your bloodstream, even with the chilling thought that any moment the First would catch on and realize what you've done - you find yourself asking her why. The note of sick-hearted despair in that one uttered word painfully audible, even if you tried your level best to hide it with accusation. With anger. With the offended fury of the betrayed.

It takes her a moment to respond, and when she does, it's with her slowly lifting her head to smile weakly at you. Her eyes opening to reveal dead, empty orbs of yellow when there had been warmth in the glowing amber before. Her skin pale enough to almost be translucent.

+ Did...what I felt...had to be done, Chiaki-san. + Her pulsing is slow, weak and erratic, like a radio signal cutting in and out. + Whether it's you or...the First Warmaster herself. +

+Someone has to carry...that burden. No matter how much it hurts.+

Before you could react - before you could pulse or even spit the hot, acidic bile rising in your throat - Vintage's frantic, hurried calls for your attention cuts you off. You look forward to see your destination rapidly approaching despite your hobbling pace - a row of savior pods, each one prepped to launch at the press of a button, hatches open and ready for passengers to squeeze themselves into safety. Each pod a large but cramped-looking metal sphere with what appears to be rudimentary thrusters dotting its bulkily-armored surface.

"Clock's ticking, the both of you get in! They've already fended off Luxuria and regenerated their injuries! They'll be here any moment!" Vintage hurries you along, the mousy Equerry wringing her hands inside her kimono sleeves. "I've already notified the Ninth to scramble some staff up to your potential landing sites for recovery!"

You glare at the limp, weakened blonde in your arms before turning towards the savior pods. You'll just have to ask her about it later, you decide. Back at the Ninth. And maybe inside a Silent Room, just to be sure.

[]Go inside a savior pod together.
[]Go in seperate savior pods.
[]Ask Vintage to escape with you.
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>>1278374
>[] go in separate savior pods.
>[]shove Vintage into a savior pod with Mami
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>>1278374
>[]Go inside a savior pod together.
Let's not give Mami the chance to run away
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>>1278374
>[]Go inside a savior pod together.
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>>1278374
> [X]Go inside a savior pod together.
> [X]Ask Vintage to escape with you.

Hostage AND armed backup if things go wrong with Mami.
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>>1278374

> [X] Go in seperate savior pods.
> [X] Their body in one pod, her soulgem with us in the other one.

Goddamnit Pancakes.
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>>1278160
Not really, rather, squads are the rather more common way the Officios handle personnel. You've got them basically everywhere except where it wouldn't make sense like 4th or 13th.

And that might actually be the point. Maybe with the exception of Satsuki, everyone in here is a special snowflake. Once you rise up through ranks to become a squad leader and eventually a rank leader on account of your experience with personnel management, you're too valuable on your position to promote anymore - if the normal way is how you got there in the first place. The way that you get people like Warmaster or people the First would be interested in is that you make an outrageous contract, get some completely bullshit magic like time stop that makes you a special potential that would be 'spoiled' working in a squad, and then you spend a hard to recall time that is in actuality five years shooting witches and yakuza in drunken stupor before the the Incubator walks up to you after a particularly big gig, and is like "Congratulations, you're the biggest murderhobo around. Would you like to become a Warmaster?"

And that's probably what the First really is. A bunch of misfits whose first experience at teamwork was actual warmaster stuff, and their past never truly faded away. In an Officio, the Warmaster is a figure that draws inspiration, but really, they're like a big hammer and when there's a particulary big nail around, that's what you have the Warmaster for.

And now we got the mother of all nails crashing the ceiling of this antique tools workshop, and the hammers are hitting each other in confusion.
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>>1278374

> [X]Go inside a savior pod together.
> [X]Ask Vintage to escape with you.
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>>1278374
>[x]Go inside a savior pod together.
*AND*
>[x] Kneecap Vintage to make it look like she was trying to stop you. She'll understand.
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>>1278374
>[]Ask Vintage to escape with you.
We'll pretend we're keeping Vintage hostage as a bargaining chip with the First. It's not like we can make them any more mad. Plus it will explain why Vintage was with us, so she won't be in danger of being labelled a traitor. If this reasoning is wrong, I'm sure Vintage would just decline.
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>>1278391
I'm sure they have security camera footage, because we did nothing to disable those.

We should kneecap her anyway for the fun of it.
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>>1278374
>[X]Go inside a savior pod together.

The unforeseen consequences of going in the same pod are too unseeable to justify the very knowable dangers of leaving an unstable Mami alone in a pod hurtling through space.

Also for the next vote
>[X] No I guess not.
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>>1278374
[x]Go in seperate savior pods.
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>>1278374
I guess my idea of a hostile takeover can wait.
This >>1278387
Also, ask Vintage if she wants to join us. If she has an alibi, she may stay, if she's sacrificing her life here, we shove her in.
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WHY!? OUR PERFECT PLAN TO NOT MAKE THE FIRST KILL OUR OFFICIO IS GOING TO SHIT! NOW EVERYONE WE LOVE IS GOING TO DIE! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!
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>>1278374
>[]Go in seperate savior pods.
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>>1278399

I don't know why nobody is considering taking MAMI with us (SOULGEM)
While sending MAMI out of another pod (BODY)

It could also help us escape in some way, should it come to it.
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ALSO, LET'S NOT FORGET THAT ONE OF THE SINS OF TTO IS AWAITING TO AMBUSH US!
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>>1278374
>[X]Ask Vintage to escape with you.
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>>1278399
The obvious consequences are that everyone will know for a fact we saved Mami because we only used one pod.
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>>1278374
>[x]Go in seperate savior pods.
not only that, launch all the unused pods. partly to improve our chances vs. interception, but mostly because we've crossed the douchebag event horizon and those big shiny buttons are calling to us
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>>1278410

That's why I want to send out two separate ones.
While keeping their soulgem save with us.
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>>1278409

Magical girls can sense each others' soul gems, so they will know about the ruse.
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>>1278374
> [X] Go in separate pods
Ask Vintage to destroy/damage the rest of the pods. Maybe teleporter room would be broken and they will be stranded there for a while.
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>>1278416
They'll be able to track soul gems by their aura and bodies by their influence on the pods' acceleration curve.

But I always approve of being a douchebag.
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>>1278418

But from what distance, I ask you?
We are probably far away enough to not be sensed anymore, as the Fuckups are fighting the Witch.
They will go after one pod, and either find Mami or an abandoned pod.
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>>1278374
>[X] Get Mami out, and return to help contain Luxuria. Bluff.
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>>1278434
Fuck, I would have voted for this. It's good.
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>>1278417
Make Coobie retrieve only your escape pod.
Let Mami's pod crash on Earth.
Coobie's spiel: we just wanted to rescue our warmaster, didn't know about Mami's escape, she must have died during the escape attempt.
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>>1278434
This is more retard than Kharn's "Girl A is dead" bluff.
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>>1278431

I need an edit of this image.
Just something which is related to this current situation please.
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>>1278374
>[x]Go in seperate savior pods.

I'd rather have Vintage stay on as an agent, but I don't know if that is possible anymore in the current situation.
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>>1278440

But if fucking worked, now didn't it?
Girl A?
Muderface?
Chiaki?
What do you want me to call you?
Good for nothing?
This is just me messing with you.
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>>1278434
>21 seconds late

Dammit.
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>>1278413
Be that as it may, and let me state this with the devout sincerity, we have come too far, done too much, to let even the smallest chance exist that our efforts will be undone. The consequences will come for this, sooner than we think, and if we lose our prize now then we will have struggled all this time in vain and We might have well just let Mami be crucified.
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>>1278449

Heck no.
Pancakes are worth the end of the world.

Fuck the world.
I got pancakes.

Where are thou Dan?
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>>1278441
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Speaking of QB, where is he? He came with us to the moon, right? Feels like it would be time he and his brother make an appearance, no?
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>>1278449
If it comes to worst (and it most definitely will) we cut ourselves out of the 9th, spread our wings and go on our roaring rampage of revenge to finaly set everything right. Just like it was meant to be.
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>>1278454

Nevermind that last though.

>>1278463

We can't let anyone get involved.
We fucked destiny hard though.
Which is to say, we fucked This-Universe-Madoka
BUT!
They were OK with this. I'll get a link.
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>>1278473

And here they are:
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39504163/#p39504163
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>>1278374
>Separate pods
Fuck, did I miss it?
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>>1278460
>be Coobs
>the base is on lockdown, megucas dieing
>"My warmaster is at her job again, I see"
>make Nanoha continue petting
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>>1278473
>>1278479
>They were OK with this.
?
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....

Hoooly shit.

> Why couldn't it have been some else? She said you had a clone who helped her, what about her? Why not let her handle this kind of responsibility--

> "Because she was dying," Malal cuts you off. "She didn't have much time left. I believe she tried the same exact thing, with the Golden Weapons and all - but she made a mistake somewhere and they've basically turned her into a puppet they were slowly draining of life."
> They've basically turned her into a puppet they were slowly draining of life
> They've basically turned her into a puppet
> They

...
Guys.
It's the 1st's Warmaster.

> "I THINK I left a partial list of suspected Golden Weapon users in my room, but you'll have to ask Yuma to help you get in."
We gotta get talking with that staff too.

And it's supported by

> "No. That's the one thing I was trying to find out when Walpurgisnacht happened. I was hoping I'd be able to find her in the confusion of that kind of event, but..." She shakes her head. "I know she's contracted, though. Someone in the more powerful Officios. But you'll know her when you see her, and when you do..." The Culexus draws a leather-encased thumb across her gorget.

Last but not least.
We have to use the word 'Nevermore' more often.
> "I hear you. Okay, don't spread it around, but I have it from a reliable source that the Spymaster's been trained to...uh..." The Culexus seems to hesitate here, going with some rather awkward hand movements instead. "...you know. Do 'that' on command. Some kind of weird sex hypnotism shit that she was trained on by someone she got into trouble with."


...
Well shit.
This is a lot of information we should write down somewhere.
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>>1278500

> "Do you think it's up to me? I'm part of this prerecorded memory, aren't I?" Malal snaps at you. "Even if we're talking like this, here and now, there are still some things that are set in stone. The moment you wake up, Chiaki Matsuda is gone. It's going to happen, and nothing bar rewriting this particular memory itself is going to stop it--"

> She stops here, just as lighting fissures the very sky underneath her. Her visor reflecting the bolts of electricity as she looks up, and then the gold luster of your Desert Eagle as she comes face to face with its barrel.

> "...Alright, that MIGHT work." Malal finally concedes. "But you're basically fucking with your own head, you know? Sure, you might not forget anything, but
you're risking some serious brain damage with that. The kind of brain damage that makes you pee all over yourself while you twitch like a fucking Chihuahua. And it's going to hurt like a bitch--"


Fighting destiny be like.
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>>1278501
Anon, the identity of the Spymaster was already discovered. Don't expect to see any Nevermore
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>>1278510

Orly?
Who was it again?
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>>1278501
The shadowruns, they're all coming back.
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>>1278514
Ruri
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>>1278517

> They are all coming back
> Coming back
> Left in the first place

What do you think this is?
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>>1278509
Ah, you mean stooges? They're almost as clueless about our destiny as we are though.
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>>1278525

No.
Malal.
Madoka.
Back when we were supposed to get a mind wipe because we turned into Homusatan.
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>>1278501
I think you are mistaken. If that is the case, if Hazuki is in reality a possessed Homura from the Akashic Realm (you know, a Homu from another tomeline), Then were is this timeline Homura?
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>>1278525
Ahhh, the stooges, good times. I kinda wish they were here so they could ask us how exactly we justify not being the devil while summoning demons to kill the strongest magical girl deterrent against super-witch planetfall.
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>>1278529

Do we...

Gotta get back.
Back to the past
Magical Girl Homura?
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>>1278532
Are they really protecting the earth? The only thing we ever saw them do was
a) nothing (walpurgisnacht)
b)pick fights with random magical girls (Yuus backstory)
c)protect their own base (right now)

Their main job seems to be ensuring that the first remains the leader of the Incubators.
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>>1278529
She didn't say it was OK though. She admitted we had a chance at not having our memories wiped out but it was risky. We still derailed her keikaku and she was pissed.
I mentioned the stooges because I don't remember us having any GW (I may be mistaken, check archives) when we had that wipe. It seems like the stooges had a hand in letting us choose.
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>>1278540
They keep the witches that emerge from Pinky's rock from making it to earth.
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>>1278540
Yeah, keep saying they are useless/shit. When they come for you, you will realize your mistake.
If you don't believe me, Decu has stated many times that they are obscenely powerful
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I give up.
I suck at arguing.
Can't find the correct words.

Still wanted to give you a reminder of this information dump.
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>>1278556

In other words:
Nyan Nyan!
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Shit, I keep missing this when it starts
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>>1278536
LONG AGO IN A DISTANT LAND, I AKUMA, THE SHAPE-SHIFTING MASTER OF DORKNESS UNLEASHED UNSPEAKABLE LOVE. BUT A FOOLISH MAGICAL GIRL WIELDING A GOLDEN SWORD STEPPED FORTH TO OPOSE ME. BEFORE THE FINAL BLOW WAS STRUCK I TORE OPEN A PORTAL IN SPACE TIME AND PASTED HER TO A TIMELINE WHERE CYCLES ARE THE LAW.

NOW THE FOOL SEEKS TO RETURN TO THE AKASHIC REALM AND UNDO THE PRESENT THAT IS AKUMA
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>>1278553
I don't think they are weak, I think their main job is being the private army of the first Incubator and that they exist to further his goals. Same as all other officios really.
For all we know those witches might not even aiming for earth but trying to remove the moonbase.
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I haven't read the thread yet and only know what's going on through Crunch's twitter.
From what I gather, this is the current plan, yes?
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When did Crunch become so sensible?
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>>1278586
When anon started to have *less* common sense.
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>>1278576
And if walpurgisnacht-class attack continously attack, and the First always win, Don't you think that is a testament to their power? Witches that could destroy single-handely Officios are murdered by 20 girls. The First was never a charismatic or political leader: he's more a warlord than other thing. "Do as I say, or I will wipe you and your Officio". And no one has the power to oppose him
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>>1278586
Heather is right: How do we prevent our Officio's death?
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>>1278530

No, Hazuki is this timelines Homura.
The one from the Akashic Realm is us.
The only uncorrupted one Malal could find.
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>>1278599
But you yourself have posted a theory about Hazuki being the corrupted Homura from the Akashic Realm. That would make her another Homura different from the one of this timeline. You are not making sense, man
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>>1278586
less kancolle = more sanity
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>>1278605
>implying there *is* a Homura in this timeline
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>>1278593
Yes, we agree on that. They are really strong.
All I am saying is, their job is not to protect the earth ( although they themselves might believe that) but to serve the first Incubator in his designs.

Which leads me to believe that destroying the first might not be as catastrophic as some anons have suggested. Nuking this place wouldn't necessarily mean the end of the world.
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>>1278597
Let's just make sure we survive re-entry first. We can evaluate the situation based off what happens then.
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>>1278605

Did not.
What I was talking about was that this timeline's Homura might been the one that Malas was talking about.
The one who failed.
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>>1278615
There is a Homura in every timeline, just as there is a Madoka, Mami, Sayaka...
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>like eleventy zillion bitches getting blender'd by the witch
>tfw I thought the First only had like 25 hoes
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>>1278623
but it do
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To be honest I have no idea what's going on anymore so I'll just leave it to you guys.
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>>1278623
You count your bitches and your hoes separately, anon.
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>>1278623
Interns.
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>>1278633

Just stick around.
Nobody has any idea about anything anymore.
The very least I don't
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>>1278597

It's too late. I posted >>1278434 for this exact reason. We needed to use our obvious pissedness at Mami before the distraction as plausible deniability, and explain that we (and Vintage) saw her try to escape and tried to stop her. She was wounded badly, but she still had enough strength to make ribbon duplicates (this is verifiably true), and managed to be tricky enough to get to a pod and escape.

Strategically, we needed two things out of this part of the quest - we needed to be above suspicion from the 1st, because our Officio is precious, and we needed to get some Golden Weapons, because we need to progress the motherfucking plot god damn it. Both of these goals required us to stay on the Moon longer than we have.
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>>1278639
I know a lot of things, anon. Like how green hair is the danger, or pancakes are great, or Mami's mammies are great.
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>>1278633
pic related is still pretty much the MO.
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>>1278619
Wrong again: there is a Homura resident in this timeline. Anything that comes from the AR is another person different from her. Considering that Chiaki is a Homura and this timeline Homura is the other, then there is no way that your theory is correct. This timeline Homura can't be one from the AR. The only explanation is that Hazuki is this timeline Homura or that there is a 3th Homura waiting to make her apparition
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>>1278380 >>1278387 >>1278401

You take a split second to make the call. You and Mami will take seperate savior pods back to the surface. It makes sense - if they've already found out what's happened, and decide to simply blow up the first savior pod they see, they'll have to contend with the chances of blowing up an 'innocent' Officio Warmaster, rather than the perpetrator they've just decided the verdict of guilty on. Of course, that involves another gamble where they haven't yet figured out YOUR involvement in Mami's escape, but you never know...

+ You don't have to justify a decision like that to someone like me, Chiaki-san.+ Mami lifts her head to look at you again, the same tired smile on her face as you move to help her limp, ragged form into one of the pods. + Most of all to yourself. Like I said earlier...doing what you feel needs to be done. Making that decision that no one else can but you, and bearing the consequences of it. No matter if it hurts. ...Especially when it hurts. +

...

+ You're having us go on seperate pods because you want to make it look like I escaped, rather than you helping me escape. + She lets out a breathless chuckle here. + So that our Officio - our friends, our family - won't be implicated in this madness, and escape excommunication. Just like a Warmaster would. +

You look back at her, silent. Frozen. Horrified.

N-no, of course not, that wasn't--

+I told you. You don't need to justify it. To me or to yourself. I understand you completely. + It's here, then, that she reaches up with one hand to grip your shoulder - and you blink as she squeezes you there with a surprising amount of strength. Using you as support to slowly clamber out of your grasp and stand on her own two feet. "Which is why I think I can do this now, and hope you understand my intentions with the same clarity as I do yours."

"What?" Is the question you were posed to ask, just as Vintage herself turns towards you, puzzled and surprised at the sound of Mami's voice. Not just in the fact that she could talk with any capacity after her obvious torture and incarceration, but how...determined she sounded. "What are you--"

Ribbons. Thick, impossibly strong and smelling of honey, they sprang out of nowhere and wrapped around you with such prodigious, rattlesnake speed that you barely had time to gasp in surprise. Your arms immediately pinned to your sides, immobilizing you, preventing you from engaging your time stop even if you could manage to transform right then and there. The ends neatly tying themselves into a pretty bow at your front, secured with a brooch lock.

With barely a sigh of effort, her soul gem sparking as it works furiously to heal her injuries and provide her with as much strength as it could before burning itself out of magic - Mami stuffs you into one of the savior pods. The savior pod you were helping her into moments before.

All this, happening in the space of a single eyeblink.

[1/2]
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>>1278643
Daijoubu anon, Daijoubu.
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>>1278650
...
I don't think I get it.
Or I fail to bring across my point.

This timeline's Homura = Hazuki = The Homura that failed Malal. Another one, that is.
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>>1278654

Thank Madokami for you, Decu.
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>>1278654

You grunt and growl at this after getting over the initial jarring shock of it, trying to brute-force your way through your bonds with gritted teeth and harsh language. Cursing loudly and vehemently as Vintage herself is pushed into the same pod as you, her hands raised as she backs away from an ivory musket wielded with a rock-steady hand.

"MAMI!" You finally find it in yourself at to shout, to scream again, at the outrageous absurdity of it all. "WHAT THE -FUCK- ARE YOU DOING NOW?! LET ME GO, GET THIS FUCKING RIBBON OFF ME--! MAMI! PLEASE!!"

"You're making a grave mistake," you hear Vintage say to her, her voice cold. "She'll kill you. You don't have a hope of killing her, not in the state you're in."

"I know." Mami replies as she smiles at you - one last time - before flicking the wrist of her free hand to the side. Another musket manifesting in her grip, but this time wrought in demonic, devilish gold. Her eyes immediately flooded with sunless, fathomless black, leaving only the pupils amber.

"But all the same, I'd like to try again, this time with everything I've got." She nods at Vintage. "Please take care of Chiaki-san. Consider it my last request." Then, she turns to you. "Chiaki-san, thank you...and goodbye."

How do you react?
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>>1278661
YOU GODDAMN PANCAKE-SUCKING AIRHEAD, STOP DOING EVERYTHING BY YOURSELF! WHAT THE FUCK IS EVEN GOING ON?!
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>>1278661
>[x] BRING MAMI BACK
[x] BRING MAMI BACK
>[x] BRING MAMI BACK
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At this point it doesn't matter!

We're like a Wehrmacht soldier in Berlin in 1945 obsessing over how good his shooting skills are, how polished his boots are and how good his melee skills are when the Russian comes! No matter how much he excels, in the onslaught of history he'll be swept along regardless!

At this point, the smartest thing is to hold onto the people we love and care about, keep our principles in mind, do our best for our fellow man and do the best we can to ride this wave out until it all comes to an end - one way or another.

Do your best. Clutch whoever matters close. Grit your teeth and open your lips. God willing, you'll keep at least some of them. Let love be our watchword.
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I'm gonna take a break here for the night! We'll continue in the following days over the weekend! Thank you for everyone's participation thus far!
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>>1278659
He says before reading more thoroughly and realizing that, in addition to getting our Officio killed and losing our shot at any Golden Weapons on the Moon, we're still losing Mami. I though she was going to trap us on the Moon, which is exactly the sort of thing we needed in order to survive this. Fuuuuuuuuuck.
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>>1278661
>"I don't think I can keep going without you."
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>>1278671
Is voting still on, or do we start over later?
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>>1278657
Again: if Hazuki is this timeline Homura, she CAN'T COME from the Akashic Realm. There is a Homura original from every timeline. The ine who helped Malal was lost in the AR, taken from her own timeline. She CAN'T be this timeline Homura. Don't you get it?
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>>1278661
go full Homura. Unleash the power.
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>>1278617

You need to reread the older threads - The First's most vital purpose is to prevent Eldritch horrors from reaching Earth and killing a thousand magical girls within MINUTES of them hitting the ground. Eldritch horrors that appear every day.

What do you propose to do if the First is wiped clean and Pinky's spawn are no longer prevented from going planetfall and tearing the Officios apart?
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>>1278671
Thanks for your efforts thus far, Decu!
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>>1278661
>[X] See you, space cowboy.
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>>1278661
[x] Launch MiG at her

WE STILL HAVE THAT THING IN THE INVENTORY
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>>1278661
REQUEST DENIED.
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>>1278661
>"You're just gonna run away? Forget me and the stupid Lady and all of this bullshit. You're gonna run away from the Officio? All the girls who think the world of you?"
Based on their performance here I bet even our shittiest magical girls could wipe the floor with the 1st anyway, let them come
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>>1278661
Scream:
>"FUCKNG ASSHOOOOOOOOOOOOOLEEEEE!"
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>>1278661
[x] Trust Mami.

If someone insists on killing themselves this much, stopping them is just delaying the inevitable.
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>>1278661
Thanks for running!

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Quest

Thread has been archived!

AHHHHHH!
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>>1278691
That's what they said about Sayaka too, and what it turned out to be was just that she needed a good cause to fight for and then she'd turn into a true paladin of eternal justice.
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>>1278654
>>"You're just gonna run away? Forget me and the stupid Lady and all of this bullshit. You're gonna run away from the Officio? All the girls who think the world of you?"
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...

I don't even know how to respond to all of this.
This.
THIS.
All of this was such a collosal waste of time. It was to be expected.
But I'm still mad.


I hope ribbon can't keep up her magic.
The second we get set free, I request the combination of Shield and flying the fuck over there.

We cannot move.
We cannot do jack.
This.
Is such a waste of EVERYONE involved.

...
>>1278661

> WHAT ABOUT MIDORI?!
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>>1278661
>How do you react?

"What did you do to Midori?"

At the very least we need her to pulse us the memory dump.
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>>1278698

Seriously, what ABOUT Midori?
Fucking trigger her memory.
JUST SPILL THE BEANS YOU GODDAMN HAG!
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>>1278703
Holy shit. Changing my vote to this
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>>1278661
If there ever was a time to go FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS, this is it
[X] FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS
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>>1278661
>>1278661
I've been waiting for this.
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>>1278714
Mumi nuuuuu
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>>1278683
>You need to reread the older threads - The First's most vital purpose is to prevent Eldritch horrors from reaching Earth and killing a thousand magical girls within MINUTES of them hitting the ground. Eldritch horrors that appear every day.
We have the firsts word on that and nothing else, feel free to believe it.

>What do you propose to do if the First is wiped clean and Pinky's spawn are no longer prevented from going planetfall and tearing the Officios apart?

Pinkys griefseed isn't new. How did earth survive before they build the moonbase? For all we know the moonbase might be triggering the spawning.
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>>1278712
What good would that do us?
Kill mumi, she will be dead anyway?
Help her kill Hazuki, our Officio is fucked.
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I told you.
They told you.
Everyone told you.

But you still took the body.
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I think the worst part about all of this is how the soulgem was the only thing neccecary.

Vintage?
What the fuck?
Why did you bring her fucking body?

We could have rebuild her.
WE HAVE THE GODDAMN TECHNOLOGY!
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>>1278721
Help her kill Hazuki, the First will come apart at the seams.
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So what happened?
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>>1278729
Or maybe they'll just elect a new head honcho and swear bloody vengeance.

>>1278728
Technically magical girls can witch out from isolation if kept without a body for too long, and we really can't trust Mami to not be that dumb.
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>>1278686
We're not transformed, so our shield and with that our space where we stored the MiGs is not available.
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>>1278734

Mami pulled Episode 3 on us.
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>>1278661
You're going to need two guns for this.
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>>1278661
You know, I'm not even mad, I'm something beyond furious. We come to the moon base, willing to lay ourselves and our Officio on the line to rescue Mami. We bring everything we have, resolute in our conviction that having the entire First pay the blood price would be worth it if it would save Mami. All of this preparation, the sneaking about making deals with witches, plotting with the First's very equerry to betray her Warmaster, and we get sent home on our ass. All because Mami wants to be the big hero. All our efforts to save her are worth nothing. We could have sold what little humanity we had left in a deal with the devil to save Mami, but that comes out as little more than a pittance against her drive to play hero just one last time.
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>>1278738
We pulled the packet of fags out of the "inventory" tho so it might just work
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I'm starting to lose hope.
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>>1278739
Never came out?
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>>1278740

Heh...

At the very least we got 3 "Midori" requests.
That ought to do it.

>>1278748
PMMM episode 3.
Ribbon magic.
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>>1278752
I don't get why though.
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>>1278746
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>>1278757
Mami ribbons up Homura to handle everything alone and dies from an acute overdose on stupid.
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>>1278757

Which one?

Requests to get answers related to Midori, maybe make them reconsider.

Ribbon magic because MAMI IS SUCH A FUCKING FAGGOT, HOLY SHIT, I WANT TO KILL MYSELF, AND SO DOES CRUNCH!
THEY PROBABLY BECAME A WITCH BY NOW!
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>>1278766
Handle what alone?
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>>1278734
we've wasted a year IRL going down an unwinnable side path
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>>1278770

Killing the warmaster of the fir-
Did you even READ this thread?

Did you even read the LAST threads?

... did you even read ANY thread in the past?
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>>1278770
Charlotte in episode 3, the whole First Officio now.
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>>1278586
Crunch is still dumb.

Anon is dumber.
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>>1278778
What'd the first warmaster do?
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>>1278789
Which one was Jim Carrey?
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>>1278796
Crunch, probably.

>>1278656
THIS IS NOT DAIJOBU

SHOOT THE BITCH

GRAB THE PINKY MUSKET AND THEN SHOOT THE BITCH
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>>1278794
Wouldn't we all like to know?

No, seriously, go read the fucking threads.
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>>1278815
We came here to rescue Mami, that's pretty much all I remember.
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>>1278819
AND LOOK HOW THAT TURNED OUT
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>>1278819
Well everything's fucked now, so it's moot, but someone should really be collating/summarizing the fuck we're supposed to be doing if we don't want to stumble from one chucklefuck moment to the next.
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You know what? I'm not even suprised anymore.
It's exactly like Mami to try to be a hero and fucking up everything, leaving us to clean up the mess. Remember Kirika mission? It would have been a cakewalk if not for her "help".
That's what mumi actually is - a worse fuckup than us. And what's worse - she's the first one to betray us, but there will be more.
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>>1278833
Shouldn't the QM be doing that?
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>>1278833
>>1278840

Or, you know, read the threads.
Like everyone fucking else.
OP did it like this for 5 years.
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>>1278840
hahaha
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>>1278841
Don't be autistic about it. There's a lot of stuff spread over a lot of time. Brief recaps would be great.
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It may help if we remind Mami about the enormous void she'll leave behind is she continues on this suicidal course, harshly if needed.

She will not only leave behind friends, and people who depend on her emotionally, but it would trigger a world wide witching out of the meguca populace. This is not about being a hero anymore, this is her being a selfish asshole with no regards for the well being of people SHE made.
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>>1278851
No, anon, you are the autist.
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>>1278857
What's the problem with having a brief recap of relevant information every thread?
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>>1278862

OP never did it like this for 5 years.
You cannot recap all this shit.
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>>1278862
>LAST TIME ON MGNQ BALL Z
>HHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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Don't worry

Everything will be a-okay
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>>1278866
You don't have to recap literally everything, just the shit that happened in the last few threads.
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>>1278855
The only person that ever managed to make anyone snap out of fofa is Midori. By means of hugging and bitchslaping. I'm in favor of a new method: kneecapping. That should reach her.
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>>1278875
Ribbon bondage man, not getting out of it till Mami dies. So we are immobilized for the next 5 minutes.
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>>1278880
There is a way.
We crank up our shield.
You know you want it, anon!
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>>1278841
And we have been fucking up for five years, based on a lack of knowledge and Decu fucking off/not updating for longer and longer chunks of said five years.
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>>1278906

We cannot.
See Episode 3 and 10.
And they were transformed.

>>1278915
I want to go fishing.
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>>1278923
mgnq shield has been known to turn on by itself. Usually because of Pinky. We just have to let her know that we're ready to talk to her and explain why she shouldn't just let Mami die.
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>>1278941

Well...
We better hope Pinky thinks that Mami shouldn't die.
Maybe reason with them that if Mami dies, we will have a harder time getting the Mumi's Golden Muskets.
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>>1278661
"Mami, you idiot! If you keep me stuck in this pod, you're killing your friends. If you go back there, you're throwing away what we risked everything to save. Ad you want to do that all for, what, one last chance to die like a hero? The Mami I've known all my life isn't that selfish. Let me down, give me your gun, get in your goddamn pod, and let me do the job you trained me for. Let me be your Warmaster. Let me fix this."

Pity it's past voting time.
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>>1278945
There's a non-zero chance Mami going nuclear here and now is because Pinky wants to make moves on Earth directly. Especially given Mami has gone full FOFA during a witch attack.

You know, with this being the final chapter and all.
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>>1278949
>Ad you want to do
that's what i get for typing one-handed this whole time
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You think Decu is coming back in aprox. 3 hours?
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>>1279412
More lilke 5-6
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>arrive late at the thread
>First Officio apologists

Absolutely disgusting
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>>1278714
Man.

Why the fuck can't we just tell Mami that if she dies we'll simply go to war with the first anyways?

And it won't just be our officio.

Let her know that if she dies here stupidly that we'll damn the fucking Earth for revenge.

She already fucked up once and hurt Midori.

Like does she get off on being a martyr? Because she doesn't seem to give a fuck about how it affects the people she leaves behind.
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>>1281004
Mami is apparently too corrupt to recognize basic logic: is the excuse Deculture is gonna to do force more suffering.
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Well, it saves us the trouble of killing Mami ourselves, but we don't get our 400,000 Risa points.
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>>1281251
>but we don't get our 400,000 Risa points
Fuck.

But we at least inserted ourselves into the chain of events that led to her death. Doesn't that count for something?

We deserve SOMETHING for this whole clusterfuck, even if it is just a pile of meaningless points.
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>>1281423
I count the First being bloodied as a positive. Now, if we can finish the job sometime soon...
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>>1281463
Hey man. I'll vote to Spread Our Wings.
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>>1281683
Seconded.
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We could just shoot her in the gut and grab her. She's had it coming for a long time now.
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>>1281463
sooner or later, god'll cut ya down
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Oh boy, Decu is late. I hope it´s not raining
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>>1282644
Hahaha!
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>>1281700
Thirded. Mami's head is stuck up so far up her ass that words alone won't convince her.

We need to go FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS.
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>Get conscripted into the army
>Find out about MGNQ
>Spend free time reading the archive from the first thread
>Finally reach latest thread, start stalking Decu's twitter for updates
>Live in the same timezone
>Threads always start when I'm about to sleep
>Guard duty today
>Thread updates coincide with my shifts

why this
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>>1282719
because living on the moon is suffering
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Please take this time to consider your goals and the consequences of your actions.

Do we want to:
- Save Mami
- Recover her golden musket
- Grab golden weapons from first officio members
- Make sure our officio doesn't get purged

I think going full satan would result in us failing the last one.

The third one will be difficult considering how close people get to those weapons and the general strength of first members.

I'd say aim for the first and last goals, and failing the first at least aim for the second.
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>>1282748
We are currently tied up inside an escape-pot that is about to start. I doubt we will be able to do anything but talk/pulse.

If we are not able to do move the minimum requirement has to be Mami pulsing us her memories. We can achieve this by talking.
If we are able to move I agree with your goals.
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>>1282748
I think that only the last is within our current capabilities. I feel that right now we cannot save Mami as we are currently tied up in an escape pod. Nor can we recover her golden muskets when she dies. As such, they will fall into the hands of the 1st and will likely be handed over to one of their people. Reclaiming any golden weapons will be insanely difficult without transforming. But transforming reveals us to be the devil, and will violate the 4th objective.

Also, do we know what the 1st officio's rules are regarding golden weapon users from other officios? Do they kill then, leave them along, or do they try to recruit them?
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Decu on Twitter: "Sorry, had to finish up something really quick! We'll continue the thread in an hour!"

>An hour has already passed

Huehuehuehuehue
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>>1282815
anyone got the weather forecast for the moon?
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>>1282853
Sunny.
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>>1282815
That was a typo. He meant, "Continue the thread in a whore".

So we aren't going to see a thread until Decu's balls deep in a piece of pinoy ass.
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>>1278667 >>1278689 >>1278695 >>1278698

"No! NO! YOU DON'T GET TO DO THAT! NOT TO ME!" You roar as you frantically struggle to get up, your heels grinding against the savior pod's bare metal grating floor. Every movement you make infuriatingly making the ribbon cinch tighter around you, to the point that it's almost crushing. "I CAME HERE TO RESCUE YOU! EVEN AFTER WHAT YOU DID - EVEN AFTER EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE!! YOU DON'T GET TO PLAY A FUCKING MARTYR AFTER ALL OF THAT!"

"Chiaki--"

"WHAT ABOUT MIDORI? WHAT ABOUT ALL THE OTHER GIRLS WHO LOOK UP TO YOU AND FUCKING WORSHIP YOU? ARE YOU GOING TO LEAVE THEM ALL JUST TO PLAY HERO AGAIN?!" The brooch securing your bonds clicks heavily as you finally manage to pull yourself up to your feet. "WENDY! SAYAKA! KYOKO! EVERYONE--"

It's then that you feel it, and your shock of it is such that it chokes off the rest of your desperate tirade. A sudden stab of freezing, unnerving cold, one that cut right through your soul. A chilling fear that you've never felt before, not even with Pinky at her worst. Icy fingers curling around your heart, moments before tearing it out of your chest.

A shadow, manifesting at the very end of the corridor. Blurring into reality after briefly warping the world around them. A young woman, with long silver hair and cold, piercing eyes. Her form swaddled with the symbol of her rank: a black cape, fastened at the front with roman numeral I.

You shouldn't know her. You've never seen her before.

But as she takes a step towards you - then another, in a deliberate and unhurried pace - you immediately know who she is. Even if you yourself know that it's not possible, that there's no way--

That's...no, that's not...

Another step, then another. And then, you watch as she throws back her cape, revealing an oversized clawed gauntlet encasing her right arm and hand. Each finger terminating in a wicked scythe-blade that rivaled Sayaka's swords in length, and Kharn's own fleshmetal claws in brutality. Two fat twin-linked bolter barrels sprouted from the gauntlet's wrist and extended past the knuckles, their mouths wrought into daemon's roaring maws.

And it too, was gold. Shining, lustrous gold. The same gold that shone from Mami's flintlock rifle.

"Nameless One." The killer whispers with your voice. Smiling with your lips.

"We meet at last."

How do you react?
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>>1282888
Open Fire.
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>>1282888
>"My name is Chiaki Matsuda."
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>>1282888
Playing the fool is not going to help anyone. So:

>"What is your objective? Wathever you are thinking, I assure you you are wrong. You don´thave the full scheme of things. Don´t do anything stupid, Homura"
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>>1282888
Fuck that is swag.

[x] "Your dynamic entrance timing is way off."
[x] "Your eyes don't seem to be black, huh."
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>>1282897
>>1282900
both of these are good also
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>>1282888
And at long last, my theory proves to be wrong. Well, to be honest, as time passed, I realized by the hints Decu wrote that most likely I was wrong in believing Hazuki was not tjis timeline Homura.
Well, I don't regret expressing my opinions, and I will always consider the shitstorm in thread 274 my true initiation in 4chan
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>>1282888
What is there we can do even? We're locked down pretty tight right about now.

>>1282897 sounds about right
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If Hazuki is visually so look-alike as Homura (and by extension, as Chiaki), Then why Malal didn´t realized who Hazuki was during WPN, when she was searching for this timeline Homura??
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>>1282917
1) Hazuki wasn't a Warmaster or even contracted by then, it may still have been Usagi time.
2) Malal isn't omniscient and prognostication isn't all-powerful. They aren't that similar to each other, especially if Malal never truly met her.
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>>1282920
I agree. But, according to Decu, you can see the Warmaster of every Officio simply by entering in the web page. The Officios make this info public (well, except the 20th). I don´t know if a photo is added, but if that is the case, Malal knew Hazuki´s face.
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>>1282888
"One of us is going to do something stupid. Please don't be the one."
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>>1282888

[X] THE FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS

I think we're out of options.
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>>1282930
>"Fine, then I will kill you to prevent you from doing your stupid thing"

Circular logic, bitch
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>>1282934
We're tied and she has a golden weapon.
Pissing her off is the right thing to do.
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>>1282897
>>1282900
>>1282902
See if you can learn anything first by laying on the bantz
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>>1282941
Ahem, anon, I wasn´t speaking for Chiaki. I was doing it for Hazuki
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>>1282960
I know, that was Chiaki's rationalization for "don't do anything stupid" choice.
I think we have a communication problem here.
I doesn't matter anyway, because nothing we say will change anything. Not in the state we're in.
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This is why you always carry a W82 on your person.

Sometimes the area is just TOO FULL of HVT's.
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>>1282982
When your standard issue Davy Crockett just isn't enough.
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>>1282982
Chiaki does have a Davy Crockett in her inventory.

But tied up it's hard to use it.
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>>1282988
Besides, we don't have much control over what the shield spits out. At least not without Braids.
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>my brain when

>>1282986
>>1282988
It's not that much more powerful really. I just like the idea of going "Yeah okay. All of you are much, much more powerful than me. Fine. I can't beat one you. I can TRADE my life for ALL of yours though! Does ANYBODY here know what opportunity costs are?!"
>clickBOOM
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>>1282897 >>1282914

You wanted to move. You wanted to scream. You wanted to roar your name at her, to spit your REAL name into her face - the name that you've taken as your own, and not the name of the failure that you never chose to be a fucked-up copy of. Not the title that your other selves had bestowed upon you either, the otherwise mysterious-sounding moniker making the bile rise at the back of your throat as you'd grown to realize its true meaning from more than your fair share of convoluted visions, twisted prophecies and horrific half-remembered nightmares.

Your name is Chiaki Matsuda, you wanted to say. Not Akemi Homura, not the Nameless One.

Chiaki Matsuda.

But you couldn't. You couldn't even move. Even breathing felt like a monumental task, as your entire body locked up and froze at her gaze.

A gaze that is then quickly blocked by Mami's own face, fear staining her features - even as the influence of her Golden Weapon twisted them into something horrific.

She says your name one last time, just as the door of the savior pod slams shut and secures itself closed. The grimy transparent window allowing you to catch the final sight of Mami turning back to face your murderer, raising both rifles, right before an ever-expanding web of yellow ribbons begin to fill the corridor.

The pod blares its warning in your ear, above Vintage's own panicked cursing.

And as your entire world shakes, before dropping underneath you in a sudden, stomach-churning freefall...

+ This isn't about me, Chiaki. Not after every horrible thing I've done. +

+ After every single thing I've done wrong. +

+ This is me trying to make amends, the only way I knew how. +

+ This is me saving you from her. Because she knows who you are. +

+ Goodbye. I'm sorry about Midori. I'm sorry about Wendy. +

+ I'm sorry about everyo-- +

...

...

And then, a release of pressure. A sudden slackening of your tight, crushing restraints, one so sudden that along with the relief of being far away from - whoever that was - makes your knees buckle and sends you flat on your ass, on the savior pod's floor.

The ribbon - it's melted away into black, clotted blood. Smearing into your once-pristine costume.

Leaving behind an elegant golden mask, one shaped like the unfurled wings of a butterfly, and bearing the roman numeral XVIII.

There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask 'Why me?' and 'What if?' when you look back. You see the branches - like a pruned bonsai tree, or a forked lightning.

If you had done something differently, it wouldn't be you. It would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions.
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>>1282982
While destroying the First with a nuclear blast is interesting, we are in the radius of the explosion. Option discarded
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>>1282996
FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKING CUNTWAFFLE AT LEAST GIVE US THE INFODUMP
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>>1282996

And that's it for this thread! Sorry this one is a bit short and very slow with updates, but this weekend got suddenly busy! Next thread next weekend, as always, and thank you for the participation yet again!
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>>1282996
Mmmm, whatcha say,
Mmmm, that you only meant well?
Well, of course you did
Mmmm, whatcha say,
Jason Derulo
Mmmm, that it's all for the best?
Of course it is
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>>1282996
THE RECIPE!! GIVE ME THE RECIPE, BIIIITCH!!
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>>1283005
Thanks for running, Decu
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>>1283005
Thanks, boss

Why Malal wasn't able to discern the true identity of Hazuki?
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>>1283005
...
...
I don't even...
...
Till the next thread then.
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>>1283005
Did she just give us THE golden mask? Because I'm pretty worried about Wendy now as well.

And no one is left to defend Chiaki against the accusations that will no doubt be thrown against her by the first.
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>>1282996
After three lifetimes of fucking things up, we finally managed to lose the center of our universe, and already the world seems a little less bright.

Goodbye.
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>>1282996
NOW WHO'S GONNA MAKE US PANCAKES GODDAMMIT

VINTAGE YOU BETTER KNOW HOW TO MAKE SOME FUCKING PANCAKES


I think we're beyond doubly screwed at this point. I have a feeling our Officio's about to be purged.

I guess Hazuki was the assassin that Ira was talking about, which makes a lot of sense since all the other Homuras are under TTO's control.

That's another golden weapon in our possession as well so that brings it to six. Mami's gun is stuck on the moon for now, together with Hazuki's claw. That's at least 8 weapons we know the whereabouts of I guess.
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>>1283036
Hazuki just stopped time, so she might have the zawarudo shield.

It's supposed to be an ability unique to us and her. We kind of are Homura herself, but the shield doesn't even act like ours, and time magic, being rare, is clearly related to Homura's very specific wish that Hazuki probably didn't make. So it looks like a very logical conclusion to make that the XXI lets the user stop time.

By the way, considering just who Hazuki is didn't seem to be set in stone before, and may have been more something the players came up with and Decu picked up, the initials being the same as Akemi Homura is pretty cool.

>>1283005
Oh yeah, thank you for the thread, Decu.
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>>1283036
>I guess Hazuki was the assassin that Ira was talking about
Too high up in the First to be a plant, I think. Ira was mentioning "pulling strings" and "bypassing the wards", but with warmaster wrapped around their finger they wouldn't even need that much.
Then there's Lewdxuria, which according to Ira was supposed to be on an "assignment". Whether what happened here was according to her plan we don't know.
Speaking of which, we still have her witch core in our inventory, right?
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>>1283048
>stopped time
Oh what the fuck. She has time-stop on top of 'universe-related powers'.

This is a whole-new level of Murderhobo

How do we fight this

>>1283005
Thanks for running!
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>>1283066
Also, we didn't get pulsed by Mami, but we have a new golden weapon in our hands. Let's talk to it's spirit asap.
>inb4 Hello Kong
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>>1283074
Didn't Wendy get 'taken away' by church people? Did they just take her corpse with her soul stuck in the mask?

I expect to get trolled by Nicole instead.
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Alright...
First thing after this?
Talk to the mask.
We got nothing better to do.
> inb4 Wendy was Pancake's ribbon magic combines with the mask ALL ALONG!

To be honest?
This went better than expected.
We even got a golden weapon out of it.
And that means info dump, regardless of who it is.

Daily reminder to bugger the staff for info on other golden weapon users.
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>>1278669
>>1278669
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>>1283104
You seem to forget that The First is going to put the "Betrayers" tag on us and oir Officio in no time, Right? The golden mask does not compensate for that.
Andby the way, Where is Coobies?
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>>1283109
They might not condemn our officio, we never even gave them a glimpse of our wings, and that is basically the best thing we could have hoped for.

If they do only brand us a betrayer, everyone will be our enemy. It is a good thing we took all our gold from the vault. (W-we did do that, right?)
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>>1283109

We could have went there, and then get fucking nothing out of this whole incident.
We got to check out the first.
We now know our enemy.
We even got a fucking GW out of it.

We would have gotten fucked regardless.
At the very least, we got some information out of it.

Appreciate that what we got.
It's the only thing which we can do now.
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>>1283090
>Didn't Wendy get 'taken away' by church people?
That's what we've been told. Either way, we should be able to get some info from the inhabitant.

It's slowly starting to make sense to me. Hazuki Amane is the real Shieldmaiden, bringer of the apocalypse. The Church of the Golden Land is devoted to Madokami/Pinky and opposed to all forms of Akemi Homura. That's why Mami (being an important figure in the Church, hence involvement with Wendy) tried to slay us as soon as we grew wings. Midori changed her mind by simply being the Blessed Lady's chosen and Chiaki's girlfriend. Mami decided that she's been played like a damn fiddle and turned to Hazuki, leading to present day.
And what that would make us? We're the fall guy, a false satan that's meant to turn the entire magical world against her while the real devil sits comfortably on the Moon.
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>>1283132
A problem with that is that the Golden Land, despite being probably the biggest cult of the Blessed Lady, is still a cult, thus somehow in disagreement with the Church. Beyond that, they are rather in favor of the Shieldmaiden, which is exactly why Ahriman did a thing like wiping out the church.

Mami being an important figure in the church is massive conjecture, but her position in that regard is also all kinds of weird, with Candeloro being an extremely obscure figure even among cultists.
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>>1283180
I'm getting some facts about the cults here wrong, feel free to correct me when I fuck up.
I didn't mean "figure" as a religious figure, I meant important person. She was in close contact with Wendy's cult and probably had some influence over it. If Wendy's cult likes the Shieldmaiden, that makes even more sense, because Mami was close with the First as well. That's where Hazuki might have set her up against us. She was set up, but Midori made her realize the truth. You can't be a homusatan and have the Blessed Lady's chosen by your side.
I clearly remember Ahriman's cult being against the Shieldmaiden and trying to off us because of that. And they turned to be right, they just got the wrong homu.
At this point I'm starting to think that Homusatan (the slutty one with seven deadly sins) might have been a red herring all along.
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>>1282996
I'm looking forward to seeing how we can loose cannon our way out of this one, because it looks like Hazooki has us dead to rights.
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>>1283127
Yeah, we took everything. Even the staff. We are a golden pinata with all 6 golden weapons (or artefacts, I doubt that the mask should be counted as a weapon as you can't kill with it) on us.

Though it does bring up a new question, what is the function of the golden mask?
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>>1283251
>Though it does bring up a new question, what is the function of the golden mask?

It makes everyone looking at you crave to touch your ass.
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>>1283251
>Though it does bring up a new question, what is the function of the golden mask?
It's a Jojo reference.
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>>1283251
I think that Decu stated that the mask increases enormously your physical abilitites
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>>1283251
>Though it does bring up a new question, what is the function of the golden mask?

It makes us a big girl.
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>>1283262
That's why Mami became so strong all of a sudden. And she gave the mask to us, when she needed it the most.
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>>1283251

+20 style (not always applicable)
May or may not grant you a Persona(or Stand)
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>>1283236
It's not impossible, but in-quest, we have no idea what the cult's deal actually is. Annie's conversation with Midori was a complete front and Wendy's writeups regarding to it are really edgy, and they have a big hand in fucking apart the Seventeenth.
there is a lot more significant fact I could point out here, but it's probably not canon/something Anon is supposed to be able to operate with

>>1283251
Enhances senses to very very sharp, but seems to get people into berserk state a lot faster than other weapons too.
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So what happens when we bring Hazuki into our timestop, does Pinky kill us both, or only one of us?
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>>1283278
http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Golden_Weapons#Unknown_Numbers
Also makes you bleed a lot, apparently.
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>>1283262
>>1283266
>>1283278

Well that is both good and bad. I was hoping that it would allow us to easily change our appearance, so that we don't look like the fucking devil. This kinda kills the 9th.

Anyways, we need to start planning out who we can trust with golden weapons. Yes, this sounds fucking stupid but I wouldn't be suggesting this if the 1st weren't trying to neck us. At this point it's reasonable to assume that 9th is done for so we ought to move to damage reduction as we become the megucia equivalent of outer heaven. As far as I know of (so correct me if I'm wrong) there are only 3 people who may be able to withstand the effects of the golden weapons. Kharn (due to being the test dummy for our procedure and previous experience with the weapons), Kyouko (due to the robot arm) and Vintage (due to being tough enough to be the 2.I.C. to the 1st officio and a former warmaster of the 9th)

Also, we need Sakaya on our side. Though to say that this will be difficult is an understatement. No doubt 1st will be pushing the rhetoric that we went rouge, killed Mami and escaped. We have to return to the 9th to talk with Sayaka before she witches out.

>>1283280

Neither of us. Hazuki is her bitch and she just wants us to suffer for as long as possible.
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>>1283296
>Kyouko (due to her robot arm)

That's not how corruption works.

She does seem to wear the golden armor in the flashback and talk reasonably though.
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>>1283278
Mami's involvement with Wendy's cult is apparent in the quest, anon.
It's not about cults anyway, it's about homus and madokas, always been. My point is that we've been played by another homu.
By the way, has Homusatan or the sins ever called herself TTO?

>>1283296
Kyouko and Sayaka tend to go berserk when Homura Akemi is involved. Kharn is the Betrayer, that's why we should keep her as close as possible. Vintage doesn't seem to have much choice now, really. We may still grill Lewdxuria for info about this secret organization that helped us with Mami's rescue. We have to find Wendy, wherever she is.
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>>1283323
The Sins have been introduced like three threads ago. You just might have trouble remembering when that was.

Akuma was always TTO and everyone has refered to her as such, even Decu in filenames and shit.
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>>1283347
Fair enough.
Shadowrunning with so many homus can be pretty tiring, isn't it?
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>>1283320
Yeah, upon further review I miss-remembered why Kyouko got the new arm. It was to get a leg up WITHOUT having to use the golden weapons. That kinda takes Kyouko out of the running as we need fucking city-killers right now. People that are at least as powerful as us and/or Kharn and Sayaka.

>>1283323
On Kyouko and Sayaka, we kinda need them on side because if they aren't with us then they will smoke us. Both of them are CQC beasts, and while we have the golden weapons on our side, we just aren't built for CQC, I suppose we could try either the katana or the kiraka special (i.e. sniping them with an anti-tank gun), but as soon as they enter melee range we loose our advantages. On our side however, not only do we gain an emotional rock, we also gain a pair of very good MGs who we know and trust.

On Kharn, she is one of the few guaranteed allies we have. Our long friendship and similar conditions almost make us a perfect match. But the problems with her are that we don't know if she wants to return to the battlefield, what with being a mother and all. Secondly, we don't know how effective her treatment against the golden weapon effects is.

Vintage is a gamble. While she's practically stuck with us, and an insanely good fighter. She might not cut it against the golden weapon armed foes we'll probably be facing. And we have no guarantee that we can put her through the same treatment as us. QB at the moment is a giant fucking question mark. And he might just decide that it would be better to leave us out to die to save the 9th's collective neck.

Wendy is a massive question mark for me. But that's probably because I haven't read much into the write ups. I don't know her worth aside from her golden weapon -the knife-, and her relationship with us. If you can give me other reasons then I would be thankful.
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>>1283367
>as we need fucking city-killers right now
Bring a tank. Or three. Call in an airstrike. Or three. Nuke. Or three hundred.

Call in a favor with the army. One magical girl might be a threat to whatever, but seven thousand riflemen? Quantity has a quality all of its own.
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>>1283367
Mami was killed like she was nothing, our minions would die just as quickly, golden weapon or not. We need to use them ourselves and face Hazuki on a somewhat even footing.

Remember, the whole point of collecting all golden weapons is that their effects stack. Using all twenty puts our strength in Pinky territory. Using the 6 or 7 we have will allow us to face Hazuki.
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>>1283367
>On Kyouko and Sayaka, we kinda need them on side because if they aren't with us then they will smoke us.
On that I agree. The question is, whether they smoke us as our enemies by the order of the First, or do they stab us in the back when their hatred against Homura kicks in. Kyouko is actually the more level-headed one, but Sayaka will retire us the first moment we start looking like a bad guy. And we're already looking like a bad guy here.
>On Kharn, she is one of the few guaranteed allies we have.
I can't help but to be suspicious of her. That's why I want to trust her. She will either fuck everything up at the worst possible moment, or die saving us.
>But the problems with her are that we don't know if she wants to return to the battlefield, what with being a mother and all. Secondly, we don't know how effective her treatment against the golden weapon effects is.
Good point. She is a part of the 9th though. Officio's future is also the future of her children.
>Vintage is a gamble.
I bet she's also pissed and ready to fight.
>QB at the moment is a giant fucking question mark.
He's been itching for a hostile takeover for a while, while getting more and more empathetic with his megucas. And he's a scheming mutant cat that rolls in battle scenarios like it's catnip.
>Wendy is a massive question mark for me.
Wendy is Wendy really. I don't even know if she wanted to be put into this mess in the first place. She was really into Mami though, she might join the party for revenge alone.
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How about this:

Malal's vision about us getting hunted by Kyouko because we killed Mami is still what we are headed towards, because the First will now accuse us of having killed Mami and nobody can know any better.

That said, the Ninth fighting for us is clearly off the table now, and Mami not actually really dying in the fight trying to put us down might throw Malal for a loop. Us handing over the Soul Gem was unpredictable, but what Midori did was probably not a very predicatable thing either.
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>>1283296
>>1283465
We have Vintage on our side; the word of a former Warmaster should be fairly believable, at least within our own Officio. I'm also not sure how they're gonna spin that shit since Mami was already slated for execution. Why would we go out of our way to kill her?

Then again this is noir so everyone hates us by default I guess.


We should assume for now that the entire ninth is on a hitlist. First things to do now are to re-establish contact with Coobs, Sayaka and Kyouko.

Best-case scenario we manage to get our friends on our side.

Worst-case scenario they send everyone to hunt us down without a 5 second headstart.


Also as much as we might want to talk to the Mask spirit right away, we should probably stay alert for now because Ira's assassin still hasn't shown up.
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>>1283789
>First things to do now are to re-establish contact with Coobs
We left him on the Moon.
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>>1283933
White and fluffy never went with us to the moon.
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TWO HOMUS ENTER

ONE HOMU LEAVES

TWO HOMUS ENTER

ONE HOMU LEAVES
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>>1283988
Anon, Did you not read the threads? He went with us in teleporter. The first thing he did when arriving was puke. Please, read the threads before writing things like what you wrote
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>>1284104
I fucked up.
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>>1284134
We all do. Don't take it too hard, and improve to do it better next time
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Honestly something is fishy as hell here.

Luxuria being here is something TTO obviously knows about given her warning/communication with Chaki about it.

Amane being indisposed but then suddenly able to show up exactly where we are. Just in time to kill Mami even faster then the rest of her crew. Kind of like she was watching and waiting for us.

Also given how accurate the warning of TTO was about Mami betraying us is we need to worry about that.

>>1283789
> we should probably stay alert for now because Ira's assassin still hasn't shown up.

I'm not really sure if it even is an assassination attempt here. She mostly said she would make it difficult for Chaki to leave but that it wouldn't be anything major.

Luxuria showing up like this and this entire situation could very well get the entire first after us. Which is pretty fucking bad and something TTO could have planned out.

There is also the hint that Ira gave before that Luxuria is the most unstable of the 7 sins. Which we haven't seen any examples of yet. I wonder if it is possible the witch core she gave us is linked to a different witch?
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>>1284134
>>1284104
It's probably just a spare body that he nevertheless needs to transport to talk to the First in private. We don't know quite what an Incubator's container is yet, (a huge alien database machine seems likely though), so unless there is a 'prime body' and that was it, he just lost a bit of his bodygoo and that's all.
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Huh, I was sure we were gonna run facefirst into Nanoha since she left the room before the whole witch thing started.
This is rather more terrifying, though. I wonder just what Hazuki wished for. Did she have dreams, like Malal did? How much did she know from the start? Maybe she simply wished to be able to stop all of this, long ago.
She's the one who decides if the Ninth lives or dies, all evidence and justifications aside. I wonder if she'll ask for us, alone, to spare the rest.
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>>1284369
Decu confirmed in ask.fm that this timeline Homura has profetic dreams too, and that she has her own agenda
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>>1284148
>witch core of a different witch
gdi

Though now I wonder if licking a witch core does the same thing as licking a soul gem.

I guess there are a few possibilities here:
- Luxuria is loyal to TTO and Vintage is Taqiyyah-ing us
- Luxuria is loyal to TTO and is somehow misleading Vintage
- Luxuria has her own keikaku and her endgame requires her to help us - for now, at least.

I don't think Luxuria was working under TTO's orders in this instance, though. She was after all supposed to be far far away from the moon - such that she couldn't be called upon to screw with us. And if she really wanted she could have just killed us outright; considering how TTO really wants us gone from the picture, I don't see why she hasn't just offed us if this is the case.

Could someone jolt my memory regarding
>Luxuria being here is something TTO obviously knows about given her warning/communication with Chaki about it.
?

We should probably also ask Vintage about Luxuria while we still can.

Hazuki being 'indisposed' could have meant any number of things. She has Mary-God-Sue powers and prophetic dreams. Maybe she just batmanned that we would be here if things went to shit in the execution chamber.

Wouldn't put it past her to be in cahoots with TTO somehow though - considering how TTO has some vague ability that allows her to 'control' Homuras that aren't us. Then again if she did have that level of control, there would have been no point in Ira trying to pull strings.
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And it finally came true, 307 threads later.

'Hahaha!'
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>>1285489
I am more concerned about one things: Why didn't Hazuki acted before? If she knew who Chiaki is from the beginning, Why not act before? Why wait all this time?
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>>1286671
Who said she knew from the beginning? Malal broke our shield to make it harder for TTO to find us - the same could apply to Hazuki. We would become one of the good guys with powerful friends by our side, making everything a cakewalk. But we did you-know-what and ultimately revealed ourselves. Hazuki probably can smell our heresy from miles away now.
What's curious is that Malal tried to name us Akemi Homura in Kharn's flashback. Wouldn't that defeat the whole purpose of keeping us low? Maybe she tried to make us into another Shieldmaiden, the good one from Madokami pantheon?
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>>1287197
Nah. The story was not settled at that time. The idea of Homura=Devil-that-everyone-have-heard-about came later
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>>1287212
But Malal was scheming almost from the beginning and Schieldmaiden started popping out around the same time as Homusatan I think. It fits Malal's plan - take a blank state homu (Nameless One), turn her into homu that was by Madoka's side (Shieldmaiden), not the one that did nothing wrong (Akuma Homura). But we wanted to know who we are, so now we are another Homusatan, we were supposed to be another Shieldmaiden. It also makes sense that going that route can make Sayaka and Kyouko angry since they're also good guys from that religion.
My knowledge of Madokami cults is spotty to be honest. I will check archives if I find some time.
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>>1287230
I was refering to Deculture. At the moment you mention, Decu didn't have the idea of Akuma Homura being a figure of popular knowledge. That came later. You have to understand that much of the early story has been retconned
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>>1287247
Yeah, I get what you mean. That's looking too deep into it right now. Consider this argument as a fan-made lame rationalization for a retcon.
We all agree we're fucked and that's what really matters.
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>>1285427
>?

>"If you proceed down on this path you've chosen for yourself, all the things that you hold dear will be taken away from you. Your friends will become your enemies, and your enemies will be the ones you turn to for aid. You will lose everything, piece by piece, person by person, until you are left with nothing but the road you're traveling. And of all the people who will abandon you, Tomoe Mami will be the one to betray you first."


TTO obviously knows what is going on if she is making prophecy about the consequences and accurately read that Mami would betray Chaki via letting herself die.

Given they were talking about pulling strings during the TTO interlude and given how Vintage seems to have contacts with Luxuria. I kind of assume the plan was something like Pulling strings to get Vintage to get Chaki in contact with them.

Then get Chaki to give them a signal to get into base. While Amane waits for Chaki to make a move on Mami. Once that happens Amane will boot herself there and see the two of them escaping and then use that as an excuse to have the 9th wiped out.

Because who would question the 1sts warmaster when she says she saw Chaki using a witch attack to save a traitor?

Add in Luxuria's comment that she wants to talk to Chaki afterwards to give her a bigger offer. Which she knows is going to be noticed by TTO. I theorize what they are trying to do is get Chaki to set the world off against her. Then give her an offer for support for aid in some endeavors elsewhere.

Which explains why she said the entire spiel about allies becoming foes and foes becoming allies.

All conjecture so far but it does seem to mostly add up.
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>TTO obviously knows what is going on if she is making prophecy about the consequences and accurately read that Mami would betray Chaki via letting herself die.
A prophecy, quite a few megucas already done some prognostication related to us. By the way, those words were spoken during Akashic Realm mission, when we met TTO for the first time. And she said it to make us turn back.
>Given they were talking about pulling strings during the TTO interlude and given how Vintage seems to have contacts with Luxuria. I kind of assume the plan was something like Pulling strings to get Vintage to get Chaki in contact with them.
From the TTO thread
>As you can see, we're the only ones here. Everyone else - that's Avaritia, Acedia, Superbia, Luxuria and Gula - are out on errands.
>"Well, she's on her way to Ground Zero, it looks like. Luxuria sent in a report about a couple of hours ago saying that she spotted the Nameless One's thread intersecting with some really big players, and from the looks of it there's going to be some cutting here and there."
>...So, she's going to try and rescue the yellow one, is she?
>Again the back-and-forth stare between your two remaining subordinates. "Honestly, boss? We're not really sure. I mean, we did see the yellow one pretty much throw her to the wolves, right? Her and that other titty monster she was running around with?" Ira shrugs. "I think it's more likely she's just going to watch the execution over drinks and cigarettes, pretty much.
>Sounds like something she'd do, yeah?"
>No, you shake your head, and for the first time since you woke up you feel a smile curl your lips. She'll save the yellow one. She'll save Tomoe Mami. You're sure of that. She's stupid enough, foolhardy enough, and most of all naive enough to chance it.
>"And before you ask, boss, we don't have anyone near enough to make the jump in time, but if you think we have a window of opportunity here, I can pull a few strings if you like."
>Do it, you tell her. Someone should be there. Someone positioned to strike at the Nameless One in the ensuing chaos, to finish what you started. To be able to capitalize on that chance when it presents itself.
>"Then I'll make my own calls after this, then." Ira says, tapping at her smartphone's screen with a well-manicured finger. "I'm not promising anything major since it's a bit short notice and bypassing the wards in Ground Zero can be a bit tricky, but I can at least guarantee the Nameless One won't exactly have a safe trip both ways."
Doesn't look like Ira even knew that Lewdxuria was on the Moon. And Lewdxuria can prognosticate (maybe she's the one that made prophecy about Mami's betrayal). Their plan seems to be just waiting at the right moment and kill us.
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>>1287589
>>1287682
This is for (You) by the way.
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Hans, are we the baddies?




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