Previous thread:>>1351482Pastebin:https://pastebin.com/XBf9e8LzTwitter:https://twitter.com/Pastorboysavior----------You're a priest from the southern land of Fauland. You've come north to Tairmora to warn the towns which have been cut off from society about the Malformed threat.Malformed are malicious misshapen demons which consume and devour all in their path. When they take over a town it becomes their breeding ground, and the spirits of that town cannot rest until it is purified.After saving a pixie from the snow she travels with you on your sacred quest to save the north!------------Notes:>Priest Anon uses holy magic>Your holy magic becomes stronger the more good deeds you do.>It will weaken if you choose to do morally ambiguous or bad things.>Regular weapons can kill Malformed, but it is generally far more effective to use holy magic or holy blessed weapons or bullets.---------------------------------------------------------------->You look up and try to compare where the sun is rising and which direction it's raising to find the true north and compare that to the map.>While doing that you ask Veronica to fly up and get a look around.>So chilly up here. >It certainly feels a long way from your southern home in Fauland.>"Well, I saw a path of sorts over to the right someways along that way, it's narrow, but there are certain trees missing which form a path. I'm thinking someone might have laid a path here once.""If the people who live here travel this route often, maybe they've just memorized where to go by now.">You tread onto a narrowly defined path and follow the map.>Veronica is tucked away in your hood.>"Whew, I don't think I could make it out here without you. It's freezing out here, even with my new clothes.""Your body is too tiny for this weather.">"Brr. it was never this cold back in the village.">At least there won't be any danger of her stripping.>Even still, that thought from this morning.>The sight of her nudeness.>What would it be like to touch upon her soft Pixie skin?>No! You mustn't succumb to such impure thoughts.>To see it in your mind brings you great shame.>"I smell distress. Are you feeling well Anon?""I-i'm fine, everything is well!">Oh no.. You've just lied, tis another sin.>Verily you have fallen. >You will have to pray extra hard tonight to absolve yourself of these sins.
>>1362377>You arrive at Alpek.>The smell of brimstone and fire looms.>Cackling and crying.>You and Veronica approach.>Walls have been demolished.>Parts of the town are in ruin.>People are running about in a strange manner.>One person runs up to you.>He shakes you.>"Y-you got money? GIVE ME MONEY!""Ah, calm yourself I have nothing!">He scoffs.>"Bah, worthless tourist anyway.">You sigh.>"A welcoming lot these people are aren't they?">You see corpses collecting maggots and flies stuffed halfway in containers.>You see drunkards stumbling through the streets.>As you pass you see two people fornicating in an alleyway.>"They sure are.. Carefree aren't they Anon?">You take in a deep breath."They have no decency.">Some people are happily skipping along the streets.>A gleefully insane look in their eyes.>"We should try to look for lodging right.""Oh dear, we're going to have to stay in this dreadful place aren't we?">"Uh huh. Makes you wonder if the humans are worth saving, huh Anon?""Let's just look for the Inn."------>Sometime later after passing through more of Alpek you find a place of lodging.>"Eh, what do you want! Whatever it is, we ain't got any!">A piece of pottery hits the wall next to you.>You cautiously move forward."We mean no harm. This place is the Inn is it not?">"Eh? You tourists?""Well sort of-">"Well why didn't you say so?! Come on in!""O-oh, well thank you, you have no idea how inhospitable this place has been so far.">"Oh I know, it's certainly gone downhill.""So, you're saying it wasn't like this at one point?">"I've got a room upstairs for you if you're interested.""Yes, but I mean, the town-">She grabs you by the collar.>"You do have money don't you?""W-well-"-------->You get tossed out of the Inn.>"And stay out you bum!">She slams the inn's entrance."Well, it's not like one can stay at an Inn for free anywhere else either.">"But you're a priest.""What does that have to do with anything?">"Anyhow, that Inn looked horribly run down. I'd be fine sleeping outside the city.""I don't blame you, this place is horrible.">As you're walking along you bump into someone.>He's wearing black priest robes with red trimmings."O-oh, I'm terribly sorry.">"Watch where you're going you-">He collects himself.>"Oh, my.. You must be that priest I heard was coming from Mortenal.">"What gave it away?">"O-oh, and it seems you have a little flying friend.""Yes. Listen, we're looking for a place to stay.">"Please, come to the church, we mustn't linger outside."-------------
>>1362378>The church is a dark elaborate looking cathedral in the middle of town. Upon entry you get an uneasy feeling.>The interior is red and black, and looks, glib and macabre rather than bright and pure.>"Our church is.. You could say a little unorthodox.""I-i see..">"My name is Father Gurnyop. I lead the church in Alpek and guide the fair citizens of this city.">Veronica speaks,>"Well, you've been doing an awfully poor job father. This place is a dump.""Veronica!">"What? It's true.">"We encourage, more free spirited actions.""Free spirited?">"Too long have people been oppressed by rules, by pretentious priests who want to keep the people under their thumb. Their pride and arrogance, it's unfitting of the name priest. So I've taken it upon myself to show the way. All people under the new bible shall do what they want. Commit adultery, sleep with whomever they desire, man or beast in any public setting they so choose without shame. They may lie, rape, and murder, and steal. They can do whatever they so choose so long as it is a desire of their heart.""W-what?! What sort of crooked church is this?!">The pastor snickers.>"I did say it was unorthodox.">He snaps his fingers.>A harem of sexy nude females emerge from the backdoors.>"You're a virgin little priest, I can smell it on you! Go on, all of these women will take care of you. You may lay with any of them, and all of them to your hearts content! Be not bound by rules and reason! Give in to temptation! It is the only way to truly be at one with the world!">The women have surrounded you grinding themselves on you.>Their soft nude bodies feel warm.>Your mind feels like it's caught in a haze.I should give in to temptationI shouldn't give in to temptation
>>1362386>I shouldn't give in to temptationVeronica is our waifu, not these harlots!
>>1362386>Do not give into tempetion, instead ask the man for a debate between this new and old religions!Yo QM because I'm rather confused or just blind. Can you tell us more about the 'holy order or religion we apparently hail from?
>>1362426For all intensive purposes just assume it's something akin to Christianity or Catholicism. Crosses, holy symbols, the works.
>>1362434New or old testament? Also rip lewding the fairy. Man cannot lay with beasts.
>>1362441I mean, depends on your definition. Of beast don't it?But yeah,>Don't fall into temptation.
>>1362452Well unless the fairy is a sub-race of human then it would count as a 'beast' like the malformed. Ontop of that depending upon which Christian 'group' I guess you could say would determine if we could even look at women as wives.Fuck me for taking stupid shit in college and needing to ask these questions lol.
>>1362460>>1362434But this is magical Christianity or Catholicism we're talking about, aren't these fairies like tiny humans with wings?
>>1362399This. Save the lewd stuff for the pixie.
>>1362386>I shouldn't give in to temptationThere's still man-eating demons on the loose around here.
>>1362386>I shouldn't give in to temptation
>>1362386>I shouldn't give in to temptationGet that nasty lewd shit away from us
>>1362386>I shouldn't give in to temptationAlso, punch the Satanist in the face.
>>1362386I shouldn't give in to temptationIs this the option that get us raped?Also i dont think if this town goten eaten narthing would be lost
>>1362751One dosnt just puch a pristYou got to thow salt in his face Also just tell him whats happening then be on our way
>>1362805Fine, here's the order of operations:>throw salt at his face>punch him in the face>tell him his degeneracy will cost this town it's life>tell him about the malformed>If he's pro-malformed repeat steps 1 and 2 until he is no longer pro-malformed
>>1362809Are we going to make this town grate again?Rebuild the wallAlso il say the pixy isnt a beastSo can lwed herOmh she can fit inside the pussy
>>1362811Time to Make Alpek Great Again(I see what you did there Pastorboy)
>>1362809Why would we salt and punch him. It's just our healthy desires to remain oure.
>>1362876>guy turns village into a dangerous shithole>is obviously an impure and evil satanist>his actions has rendered the village unable to defend itself from even minor malformed>nah man we shouldn't punch himReconsider your opinion anon
>>1362884Well we are currently outnumbered and covered in 'supposed' females. Who if we punch him may very well suddenly get much more aggressive including the fact we would need to rush out of the city before being killed by those assholes. Salt and holy water is important stuff we shouldn't just waste on stupid idoits.
>>1362896That is a fair point, but this town needs help, and who else will help it if not us?
>>1362912They seem violent enough; maybe they'll be able to fight the Malformed off.Mundane weapons still work, after all.Or we could make a safe space protected by salt, and get any children we can round up in there. Give them an object lesson of why rules and working together is better than rampant self-interest when the Malformed come to feast on the adults.
>>1362386>I shouldn't give in to temptation>Holy Light+Pixie help>Use holy salt if you have it. "Rules are what prevent society to fall into chaos, without rules humans are worse than animals and fall prey to evil!">Run away if it looks like you are losing, letting yourself and the pixie fall would be a great sin.
>>1362912Honestly, we might have to just withdrawl for the time being. Or a debate with the other priest over everything. I mean he did say do what the heart wants right?
>>1363038Right now, my heart wants to punch him in the face for badmouthing the churchWe have protected the masses from the malformed for generations, and he has the gall to say that we're the problem?
>>1363042His not saying we are the issue just the the rules the curchs gose by are too strict and pointless(some of them) i mean just look at all the pedos and other shit that gose down
>>1363118Also waiting the prist to ask us whay we beening so salty
>>1362399>>1362426>>1362426>>1362441>>1362452>>1362460>>1362463>>1362492>>1362543>>1362553>>1362668>>1362751>>1362804>>1362805>>1362809>>1362811>>1362815>>1362876>>1362884>>1362896>>1362912>>1362921>>1362934>>1363038>>1363042>You feel the temptation.>But you know you shouldn't give in.>You struggle against it.>These women are truly beautiful, their hair, their bodies, it's all so attractive to you.>It takes tremendous control not to want to stare.>Their eyes looking lustfully at you.>He laughs.>"Our pure virgin priest seems to struggle when presented with such a golden opportunity doesn't he?"He seems to be talking to Veronica.>"You.. You're tempting him!">He's grinning smugly.>"And why is it tempting to him? It's almost like theres a part of him, deep down inside that wants to succumb. To let loose and ravage these women.">Veronica blushes folding her arms.>"Come on Anon, fight it!">You take salt from your satchel and throw it at Gurnyop.>He yells out in agony clutching his eyes.>"Agh!">You push the women off you.>You run over and punch him in the face>He falls to the ground."Rules are what prevent society to fall into chaos, without rules humans are worse than animals and fall prey to evil!">He laughs getting back up.>"Because removing the temptation gets rid of the desire right?""Of course. You're tempting these people telling them to succumb to their desires.">He wraps his arm around the waist of one of the women.>He kisses into her messily.>He pulls up wiping the spit from his face.>The woman giggles a little.>"You could say I'm just giving them the freedom to choose. Murder is illegal, and so is stealing. But when I removed the punishment suddenly everyone started doing it.""Because YOU made it so appealing!">He strokes her chin.>"And tell me, does prohibition work?""What?">"When you remove the direct temptation, people still choose to sin. Even you, a priest who's lived his entire life in chastity can hardly contain yourself when it comes to raw sexual desire.">You grit your teeth.>"Face it, you're just as much an animal as the demons you people in the south choose to fight. Don't you see that it is unnatural to fight against your own inherent desires?""You.. You know of the demons then? Then you must cease! They're coming, they're coming north! And they will consume this place! You must cease this degeneracy and instill reason back into Alpek before it is too late!">"Humans are too consumed with their self righteousness. They boast about a holy order free from sin, and yet every priest is just as much a sinner as the average citizen. Pathetic, don't you think?""Veronica..">"Right!">You blast him with a shot of holy energy.>He screams getting blown back against a church column.>The pillar collapses onto him crushing him.
>>1363144>You let out a sigh of relief.>"Well, that takes care of that, but what now?""We try and restore order the best we can.">Suddenly a blast of dark magic hits you knocking you back against the wall.>"Such foolishness.">You struggle to move.>Gurnyop walks over to Veronica still flying on her own.>"Why ally yourself with a human? Aren't you aware of the pixie slave trade?">She balls her fists.>He continues to speak.>"Humans are naturally sinful creatures. Even your priest friend isn't above being tempted. You should realize that humans and Pixies can never truly be friends.">"They.. Can never truly be friends?">She looks back at you."Ngh, don't listen!">"Thats right. As pure as he is, he'll never rid himself of his inherently sinful nature. Better for humans to simply go back to nature and consume all that there is without any regard for our moral sensibilities.">She flies over to you.>She uses her magic on you.>You feel like you're less wounded.>You stand up.>"And yet still you resist.""Silence!">You blast him again using Veronica as a buffer for your magic.>He takes the brunt of your magic remaining standing and only being moved back a few inches from the force.>"Ngh, admittedly you are strong. Fortunately for me, this town is so consumed by it's sin and desire I am nearly invulnerable to your attacks!""You're.. You're feeding on the sin of this town? But how?">He snickers.>"That is not for you to know.">He blasts you again.>Veronica heals you a little bit.>"We should retreat! He's too strong!""R-right..">You run away as fast as you can out of the church.>"You can run priest, but you can never hide from your own desires!"---------------------->You're outside the town in a nearby cave."That man.. He wielded dark energy. And it seems he is able to utilize sin and desire to make himself stronger.">Veronica silently stares out of the cave looking over at the town.>"Right..""Veronica?">"Do you think, humans and Pixies can ever truly be friends?"They can be friendsThey cannot be friends
>>1363146They can be friends
>>1363146>They can be friends... and maybe something more.
>>1363146>They can be friends>I want to be your friend
>>1363146>Of course they can be friends!>Realize that Gyrnop's greatest weapon isn't his dark magic>It's his silver tongue>Tell VeronicaGyrnop is a clever speaker, I'll give him that.I'll even give him the fact that there are some human beings who are nothing more than wolves in disguise.But the vast majority are not such peopleAll he's done is let the wolves out of their cages, and let them feast upon the rest.Of course everyone here are wolves, that's the inevitable conclusion to such a society.But I doubt he cares about humans either way, because he is certainly not one.And I mean that literally, as in he's a daemon in disguise.
>>1363146>Of course humans and Pixies can be friends.That man spoke quickly and with conviction, jumping from deception to deception before one has time to truly unravel the first. But they are still deceptions, to be wary of.
>>1363150>>1363161>>1363196>>1363221>>1363224"They can be friends.">She turns to you.>You walk over and sit next to her."I want to be your friend.">She smiles.>"Thanks Anon.">She looks up at you."I.. I'm sorry, earlier, when you rode in my hood.">"Huh?""Before we came to Alpek, you asked me if everything is well. I lied to you. I.. I had thoughts about when I saw you in the nude. Forgive me. It seems I'm every bit as prone to sin as Gurnyop foretold I would be.">Silence for a moment.>She flies up onto you lap.>She leans her back into your stomach.>"You did nothing wrong.""What? But.. I-">"Its not like you meant any harm. Even if you thought about me like that.. I wouldn't mind.""V-veronica.">"You're one of the purest and kindest beings I've ever met. You went back to a town even when they all rejected you. Even when faced with the fact that you might die for selfish and undeserving people. You stood your ground. And on top of that, you saved me. I wouldn't be alive still searching for my sister if it weren't for you.">Your heart pounds.>You want to hold her..>She looks up at you.>"If, you want to touch me right now, you can.">You feel yourself swell with desire.>Slowly you move your hands onto her body.>She feels so soft and warm.>You pick her up and hold her gently against your chest.>She outstretches her arms laying against your chest with a smile on her face.>You feel her warmth on you.>She giggles.>"I can feel your big heart beating against me.">You blush laughing a little."You feel warm Veronica.">"So do you Anon.">You and Veronica cuddle together staring up at the night sky.>A crescent moon looms over the town."I'm.. I'm worried about the townsfolk. This town is much bigger than Mortenal.">"We'll save them, if anyone can, it's you.""His greatest strength isn't his dark magic it's his silver tongue. He spoke quickly moving from deception to deception without allowing the time to unravel each one. But they are still deceptions we must be wary of.">"We should try to find a way to get the townsfolk back to normal. But how?""I don't know. I doubt sprinkling holy water or blasting people with light is really going to convince them not to give in to their desires.">"True. But if we allow a town this huge to fall to the Malformed..""You're right, the north would be doomed."What is the plan of action?
>>1363146>They can be friendsPeople can be friends despite being dicks. Why not people and pixies?
>>1363262>Find how he is getting power from the city and destroy it, it'll weaken him then when he is killed, they will be without hope and we will install it in them.
>>1363262>Take out shieldThere are three type of people in this world:SheepShepherds And WolvesThe few sheep left in Alpek need protection from the wolves.The only true shepherd here is us.As such, it's our duty to seek out the wolves and ask them a simple but very important question:The sword or the leash?>I AM THE LAW
>>1363262Pray for guidance.Can't really think of anything else. It will take nothing short of miracle to convince the people to turn away from this debauchery in time to protect themselves and their close ones from the hordes of grotesque creatures.A rousing speech of heroism, inspiration and mass evangelisation might work, if we can find a suitably public place and summon an audience (with a bell or something). Coming up with a suitable speech will also take some divine inspiration eh...
GurnyopGuyrnopRnopguyPornguyPorn guyPastorboy you clever dog
Don't know if this setting is different, but humans are generally decent at morals, and laws are more for preventing mob justice than preventing individual acts of murder and rape and stuff. So if those things are happening, there's probably some sort of outside source.If so, mayhaps the dark priest is making a feedback loop, where he draws power from the town and influences them right back to giving him more power. Perhaps there's a mechanism of sorts that can get broken, ideally severing both sides of the situation.
>>1363286That mechanism is the priest's head
>>1363389Lewd the Fairy and ascend to a higher plane of existence to battle the forces of corruption?
>>1363271>>1363278>>1363283>>1363286>>1363389>>1363394>Before bed you recite a prayer."Lord, the people of the land are suffering in Alpek. Innocent lives are cowering in fear, and evil runs rampant. Lord I pray that you would show us the way, in your name we pray-">"Amen."-----https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=en9__tKi83c>Its the next day and you approach the town.>There are people smearing blood all over the walls.>"Yes, yes, praise Lord SATAN for pleasure!">"Darkness will consume us, and our ecstasy will never end!">With each stroke of the paintbrush they seem to writhe rhythmically in pleasure.>In the distance you can hear a mighty pipe organ in the city."Stop right there! What are you doing? Who's blood is that?">"Haha, human and rams blood! An appeasement to the unholy ones!">"They will show us the path to darkness!""You fools! This unholy practice will only stop holy water and salt from being effective within the city!">"What has Gurnyop done to these poor people?""It would seem they're just doing his bidding because it makes them feel good.">"This is bad..">You both decide to run into town.>Everyone you pass has a dazed look on their face.>Its a look of complete ecstasy.>"Yes.. Darkness will consume us.">"Praise be to the Malformed.">You continue walking through the town as the sound of the organ gets louder.>Within some of the houses you can hear crying.>Curiously you enter one of the houses.>"Anon! What are you doing?""Someone might be resisting this awful nonsense!">You look around spying a little girl.>As you approach winces and screams.>"No, please don't hurt me!""Shh, we're here to help.">She's trembling in fear.>Veronica flies over to her.>"It's fine sweetie, we're gonna make everything better ok?">She sniffles.>"C-can you make Mommy come back too?""W-what?">"The church needed volunteers for something, an offering. Mommy hasn't come back in 3 days, the noises outside are so scary.. I miss mommy.""You poor child..">Veronica hugs her.>Veronica then speaks to you.>"What should we do?""I guess just try to get all the people who haven't been affected the hell out of this city. Maybe they can stay safe in the cave.">"Will that work?""It's our only option I think."
>>1363396>So one by one you look around the city gathering people who haven't lost their minds taking them out of the city.>By the end you have about 55 people, most are children.>You guide them safely to the cave and put a barrier of salt around the cave entrance."Stay here.. We're going to take back the city."------->You arrive at the church.>Gurnyop is playing the organ.>"I was beginning to think you'd abandoned this town little priest!""Never! Your reign of evil ends here Gurnyop!">"That's right, you're going to pay for what you did to this city!">"I don't think so! By midnight tonight the Malformed will arrive in full force to devour this town and everyone in it! The people here have spoken, they've given into sin! You're too late priest! Humanity will fall! Nature will take it's course!">You use Veronica to buffer your light magic and blast Gurnyop but it dissipates before even reaching him.>"Light is useless, my organ is channeling every bit of evil in this city. I'm practically an UNHOLY GOD the way I am now!">"T-this isn't good.""By God..">"Now! A little taste of what is to come! Arise servants of evil!">From the ground fleshy humanoid abominations with writhing tentacles and misshapen arms and bodies arise.>Their eyes are black and empty and they seem hungry."Agh.. The noise from his organ is so loud!">"I know, it's hurting my ears!">"Feast on their flesh my precious minions! Show them what happens when you are driven solely by desire and the will to feed!"What is it that you will do?
>>1363398Do we have any weapons? Also, I'd suggest archiving the last thread not using a pastebin for it.
>>1363403How do I archive a thread?
>>1363415http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.htmlthat link, click on the bit about request interface.Put thread # in tags title and descriptionNever had to do it myself So, a QM friend gave this.
>>1363398>My Organ is channeling every bit of evilThose words are your downfall Gurnyop>Run outside>Obtain a weapon>Tie the people together>Destroy the blood paintings>Use shield to fend off monstersStopping about 30 people and destroying 10 paintings should weaken him enough so that we can destroy the organ.
>>1363398Okay, so eventually we have to disable the organ. We can't do so via magic because we'd be overpowered as it is, so we'll have to resort to physical stuff.We'll quickly need something to defend ourselves from the abominations - hand-to-hand combat probably isn't our best option.It's likely he'd win both a battle of attrition and an all-out fight, so maybe we should see if we can break up some of the evil in the town, then return in time to destroy his weakened power?
>>1363448...actually, that might take too long>take put ice pick>use shield to bash abominations out of the way>ANON SMASH EVIL ORGAN!!!!>ANON STRONGEST THERE IS!!!!
>>1363398backing this guy >>1363455https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBshnnXjwP4
>>1363398Start fucking Veronica.
>>1363398We may not be able to hit Gurnyop, but his pipe organ might be vulnerable. Let's try to blast that.
>>1363484>Start fucking Veronica... TomorrowFixed it for you
>>1363484>>1363503No Lewding the fairy until we have a break and are far enough ahead of the malformed invasion.
>>1363398>>1363455>>1363500Support. Also use our holy magic to shield us long enough to either blast the organ, or smash it too pieces.>>1363512Also until we're away from any sin magic-wielding areas. Wouldn't want to empower our worst foes, would we?
>>1363512Hey man, I'm not the one who wants to lewd the fairy in the middle of a boss fight, no need to (you) me.
>>1363520well if we're being chessy, true joy/love/w.e would defeat them and lust desire.
>>1363525I want to know if this is possible now. What about THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP?
>lewding the pixie>not developing a master/apprentice or father/daugter relationshipAnons, you have dissapointed me with your simple, animalistic desires
>>1363525He worships the sin of lust...And perhaps there is a spark of lust in us...But I fear that Gurnyup has unintentionally woken another sin within us...The sin of wrath.
>>1363534You don't fuck friends if your a priest. You fuck lovers. We need to be wholesome lewders, Not bestial lewders.>>1363539Wrath is always the greatest of the sins and the hardest to control.
>>1363536>father/daughter>with a 25 year old pixie>Ishiggythediggy.jpg
>>1363544>Wrath is always the greatest of the sins and the hardest to control.I thought it was the sin of pride that was the greatest and hardest to control?>>1363544>You don't fuck friends if your a priest. You fuck lovers. We need to be wholesome lewders, Not bestial lewders.What if we just hold hands?
>>1363552Pride is the hardest to spot if you're the one falling for it. Now you're just being a sick fuck, holding hands without getting married?
>>1363398Pipes of organs were traditionally made of lead, very soft lead that can be warped.Punch him in the pipes.Smite the pipes.
>>1363398>Destroy the Organ, is your only chance. Is not like it can play with salt inside the pipes, right?
>>1363552>Pride is the hardest to spot if you're the one falling for it.That makes sense. I thought it was the greatest one because of the whole Lucifer's fall from grace and whatnot. >>1363554>Now you're just being a sick fuck, holding hands without getting married?You're right, anon. Verily I have fallen. Looks like I'll have to furiously pray tonight to wash away these impure thoughts from my mind.>>1363563>>1363571These are pretty good focuses on the organ to destroy or alternative ways of disabling it.>>1363571>Is not like it can play with salt inside the pipes, right?Wouldn't the air from the pipes blast out the salt, though?
>>1363628Hit the pipes with holy water, the reaction between good and evil should produce heat which could melt the lead.
>>1363634Holy water has been rendered inert, anonThe blood paintings, remember?
>>1363680Crap. Uh... Um... Shit in the pipes. That'll show him.
>>1363680>>1363692Why not just shit on his bed while we're at it? It'll be a pretty good reflection of his work.
>>1363448>>1363454>>1363455>>1363463>>1363484>>1363500>>1363503>>1363512>>1363520>>1363523>>1363525>>1363534>>1363536>>1363539>>1363544>>1363563>>1363571>>1363628>>1363634"Veronica, we have to destroy that Organ!">"But how?""Follow me!">You rush past the hordes of fleshy humanoid abominations toward the organ.>Approaching it and being this close makes you feel weak and sick.>You bear it and throw all your holy water and salt at it.>You wait for it to stop but nothing happens."B-but how!?">"The blood the people of this town put up completely negates whatever holy works you try to use. Your light, your holy water, your salt, nothing within the barrier will work!""Impossible!">He blasts you with darkness.>"Anon!">"Hahaha! Now you realize how pointless it is!">She rushes over to you healing you.>You run past the abominations getting out of the church.>"What now!?""We try to wash away the blood! It's our only chance!">You run through town looking for a well.>In the middle of town you find it.>As you draw up the pail you see the entire well has been filled with garbage and blood."Eugh!">"Now what?""I'm thinking! Hmm.. What if we went out and melted the snow?">"The snow?""Yeah, but first we need to find salt.">You look around in random buildings.>While looking around in one you fall through the floorboards.>You fumble around, Veronica lights up the area.>It's a bunch of holy relics.>"What the heck is all this stuff doing here?""I'm not sure.. There sure are a lot of holy artifacts.">Shields, swords, weapons, salt..>"What's this?">She points to a chest before blowing the dust off it.>You open the chest.>Inside is some kind of metal and wood gun with a hollow tank affixed on the back.>You unscrew the cap on the tank.>Inside is the distinct smell of Holy Water.>Veronica flies into the chest.>She lifts up a belt with other tanks attached.>"What on earth is this?""It seems to be a replica of a holy relic from the early days. Back when all we knew how to fight the demons with was holy water.">"How does it work?""Well, if I've read my history books right, the tanks are designed to be filled with holy water. When the cap is screwed on, pressure builds up and when you squeeze the trigger it causes a jet of water to squirt out.">"Will the holy water be any good though?""It's still good, it just doesn't perform it's function because of the unholy blood everywhere. But if we can wash it all away, it should be usable again."What will you do?
>>1363759>Melt the snow or use the holy water to wash it away while saving enough to dose down the inside of the church.>Fairy you did good, get a headpat.
>>1363759It's time to take a bath, AlpekSCRUB SCRUB SCRUB TILL THE WATER'S BROWN
>>1363759How much time do we have before the Malformed come to claim the town?
>>1363776SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB ALL THE WALLS OF ALPEK
>>1363759In addition to using some of the water tanks and melted snow to wash the blood away, what if we just set some of the houses on fire? We should take a shield with us just in case, too.
>>1363759Could we make small barriers of salt at strategic locations just outside of the Dark Magic's effects?
>>1363801Take a small melee weapon tooNow that we know there are ways to block our holy magic, we need to prepare for those situations.
>>1363820We're a priest, we need a mace. Good for smashing nuts AND skulls.
Can we purge the town with fire? If the town is gone, the malformed cant infest it and the blood wards would be gone.
>>1363858What about a warhammer?
>>1363759>>1363768>>1363810>>1363858Support. It'll probably work better for smashing the organ than a sword too.Melt the snow, fill our holy water tank with it, equip shield and mace. Maybe take a backup dagger too. Make strategic salt barriers, maybe recruit any of the uncorrupted adult townsfolk too, burn any places if necessary. Headpat Veronica for being so helpful.>>1363801Aren't there people who'll live there once we save the town?
>>1363886Priests used maces because they weren't allowed to "spill blood", you can bludgeon someone to death without causing them to bleed, externally that is.
>>1363924So killing someone by crushing their skulls is fine but spilling blood isn't?Can't we let them bleed in self-defense? What about using a collapsible baton as a backup weapon if that's the case?
>>1363942"Spilling blood" was an euphemism for killing someone, they decided to take it literally instead of metaphorically. Actually spilling blood.
>>1363994So the church/priests decided to rules lawyer that rule to get warrior priests?
>>1364002Yeah, basically. It feels great to follow in their footsteps
>>1363768>>1363776>>1363784>>1363789>>1363801>>1363810>>1363820>>1363858>>1363876>>1363880>>1363886>>1363924>>1363942>>1363994>>1364002>>1364047https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TXevsdh8kE>You pick up a mace and shield arming yourself with holy water, salt, and the gun.>You also equip the belt of spare tanks.>You figure it would take too much time to melt the snow, and it's already night, best to just spray down as much as you can.>With no time to lose you spray the heck out of every inch of the city covered in blood.>It takes about an hour, but you're pretty sure you covered the necessities.>Suddenly the townspeople move in to attack you out of nowhere.>"KILL PRIEST!">You instinctively spray them with the holy water.>Upon contact it seems to snap them to their senses."Can you hear me?">They don't respond, still caught in a haze, but you get the sense that they don't possess particularly wicked intentions anymore.>You hose down those you get in your way and make your way to the church.>Once inside the church you start spraying your gun everywhere.>The monsters that get hit by the spray get dissolved into nothing almost immediately.>"W-what?! But how?""Say your prayers 'priest', the real messenger of God has come to exact his righteous vengeance upon thee.">"B-but that's impossible! I-">You blast more and more of his minions moving closer.>He slams the keys on his organ but it doesn't stop your advance.>"You won't change anything!">You drop the empty tank and quickly reload another.>You pump the trigger and spray down his grand organ.>The organ warps and twists, the music ceases.>He starts laughing maniacally.>"Y-you'll succumb to sin! You're no different from me! Just a damn animal, just a damn-!">You shove the gun into his mouth."Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. May God have mercy on your soul.">"You-!">You pull the trigger as the holy water eats a hole through him dissolving him into nothing.>Suddenly the church bell rings.>It's midnight.>You hear the roar of the malformed.>There are no gates and you didn't have time to lay a salt barrier.>Guess theres only one thing to do.>You walk through the town, 8 foot tall lumbering Malformed start pouring into the streets in droves.>You hose them down with the gun eliminating them.>Winged Malformed from the sky appear.>They attack some of the hapless citizens but you hose them down too.>For the next 3 hours you patrol the town spraying all who are in your path till nothing remains.>By the end of the night you're out of holy water but the town, while in shambles remains somewhat.What will you do?
>>1364148Try to get water to bless and reload our tanks. We need to hose down people and bless any salt we can find.
>>1364148>Get to work on a salt barrier, and more holy water.You know this town is most likely doomed anyway, All that blood and other stuff INSIDE the well water? Its posioned, and god knows what has happened too the food.
>>1364185SecondingAlso, grab a mace.If we get in another situation like that, it's much easier to bash in the organ than take hours washing away blood.
>>1364148>>1364185>>1364207Support.Get any townsfolk who have come to their senses to the safe haven we have in the cave. Try seeing if we can arm any of the more reasonable townfolk with the equipment we found back at the holy stash. Maybe burn some heretical places that'll take too long to cleanse before more Malformed arrive.>>1364209We already have a mace and shield. Do you mean grab a smaller mace-like weapon as a backup?
>>1364221Sorry, I seem to have skimmed over that
>>1364185>>1364207>>1364209>>1364221>>1364238>You've gathered all the townsfolk.>You're terribly exhausted from the night.>But they've all been hosed down.>"Alright, it's explaining time! What in the heck happened that you let some shady looking priest come in here and ruin the town?">One of them comes forward.>"Forgive us.. We used to have a fairly reasonable little church. We worshiped the God of Fauland. We remembered when the ancient saint himself visited us once. Since then we've been the only town that adopted his religion. We saw great success and then-">"That MONSTER, came in and gave us all these ideas about how the priests of the town were using us.">"We believed him for some reason and killed all the priests. We gave in to our sin.. Most of us.">"It was degeneracy, for almost a year its been pure hell. We've lost over half the population.""So some of you remember then?">"Unfortunately yes.">"Good Priest Anon, when is Mommy coming back?""Mommy.. Mommy isn't coming back, we, we found her, and.. She had her life claimed in the chaos.. I'm sorry.">She grips your robe tightly.>"M-mommy! I want my Mommy!""I know.. I know.">The villagers all have their heads down."This is what occurs when you give in to all your wild temptations. The road is hard sometimes. And sometimes it isn't easy to do the right thing, but the alternative is madness, chaos and death.">There is crying from some of the villagers.>"Thank you priest, for saving us.">"You'll stay, won't you?">"Be our light! We are lost without you, this town won't survive!">"We, we can afford to stay a little while, right Anon?""It would be bad if this place succumbed. I think it's neccesary.">Some of the little children hug you.>"We love you Mister Priest!""I love you too little ones. Be patient. We will make this place safe for you once again."
>You take no time to rest blessing more water and salt and ordering the villagers to take up arms, burn unholy places, and begin building the walls and repairing homes.>There isn't a second to lose, and the work is tumultuous.>By nightfall you think you've purged about a forth of the unholy things with fire, to include bodies, effigies, unholy relics, and spots of blood.>There is also a salt barrier around probably a forth of the homes.>You instruct most of the villagers to hide in the cave as the Sun peaks itself down.>Nerves steeled, you and the other townsfolk ready yourself to purge the unholy scourge which may harm the town further while the townsfolk are away.>The first wave of them arrive, female humanoid Malformed which have weirdly elongated necks, an underbite, razor sharp teeth and claws, and those same empty eyes.>You blast them away with your light.>The other villagers with fear and anger in their eyes fire their guns with holy bullets at them.>Each man works in a sort of clumsy union making a semi-cohesive unit.>Other monstrous humanoids with several legs and arms and long mouths and sets of teeth walking around on more than two legs.>Some with no eyes, some with too many eyes. Some with several heads, some are just torsos sewn together with other random assortments of body parts.>The petrified villagers fire trying their best to stay calm under such nightmarish circumstances.>You and them blast as many as you can with light and bullets, some start sniffing around and ripping apart the houses causing destruction and mayhem.>There are far too many to control.>Suddenly a massive 15 foot tall abomination which seems to be an amalgamation of misshapen mouthes, eyes, and other human body parts crawls it's way along the unsalted parts of town flattening everything in it's wake.>You're not sure if you all have enough light, bullets and holy water to purge this monster from the face of the earth.>Suddenly a flying Malformed swoops down from overhead.>It lands next to you.>And on its back is your Sister.What will you do?
>>1364387>"[sisters full name here], what the fuck? Really?"
>>1364387>>And on its back is your Sister.What does this mean? Our sister was corrupted and joined the Malformed or was she enthralled by them?
>>1364398Might be being paid by them? Somehow?
>>1364387Hose down with holy water.
>>1364387>Spray it and her with holy water and retarget a new enemy.
>>1364387Get the townsfolk into cover, try rallying them.Try to talk with our Sister to get her to come to our senses.Hose down the Malformed if they start start attacking.
>>1364394>>1364398>>1364412>>1364414>>1364466>>1364474>>1364481"What in the name of all that is holy Allison?!">She laughs.>"Good to see you too little bro.">She dismounts.>You hose her down with holy water.>She shakes it off a bit like a dog would.>"Not cool man, its freezing out here.""What is your issue!? Did you join the Malformed?">She laughs.>She moves her hand, the winged fleshy looking demon malformed with it's raven wings moves as well.>In the light of the moon you see small wires connecting her hand to the monster.>With each tiny movement of her fingers she seems to be able to control it.>An 8 foot tall lumbering creature approaches you from behind.>She raises her hand and a wire shoots out and attaches to it.>Within seconds she's able to manipulate it with her hands."Its.. Not possible.">"I've always disliked the churches squeaky clean methods.""Allison! You didn't!">She smiles and nods.>"Broke into the churches secret archives. Found a nice little forbidden book covered in holy seals.""Allison those are forbidden manuscripts!">"Eh, whatever.">She waggles her pinky causing the 8 foot Maformed to grab and devour a Hellhound whole.>It yelps as the monster messily chomps into it."I just don't understand.. A Malformed is a demon, a monster of pure evil!">"Well, the method I used matches my brain wavelength to theirs through magic.""Isn't that dangerous?">"Yeah, it could be pretty bad if I let it get out of control.">She latches onto a Hellhound.>She uses the three of her minions to fight while she only barely moves her fingers.>"Dance my little puppets, dance.""But..">"Sure, theres always the chance the mind of a Malformed will overwhelm my own, and thats the risk I take. But I've controlled up to 12 at one time without losing control, I'll be fine.""T-twelve?">Veronica flies over to her.>"You're not much like your brother are you?">Allison grins.>"And whos this?""Thats-">"I'm right here you know, my name is Veronica.">Allison snickers. Are you his little girlfriend then? I thought you might have had a think for petite girls, but this is pushing it don't you think?""Very funny sister..">"You're always such a stiff, lighten up.">She latches onto three more Malformed.>She has a small battalion now under her control.>"You do anything interesting while I was away?"
>>1364581I cleaned this whole cityI killed a satanistY'know. Normal priest stuff.>Blast the behemoth with everything we have
>>1364581>Saved a city>Purged some sketchy stuff>Got Almost raped by abunch of Corrupted Nuns>Some cool relics.>What about you?Now this is some chaos I can join.
>>1364581>Purged a city of evil. Then smash her behemoth
>>1364631>smash her behemothLEWD
>>1364581Pragmatism is warring with purity of faith.Protected two towns, killed a corrupt priest, still failed to save people though.
>>1364601>>1364604>>1364631>>1364670"Well lets see, I saved a town, Purged a city of evil, almost got raped by abunch of Corrupted Nuns, got some cool holy relics and killed a Satanist.">"A Satanist huh?""A real bad one, he was masquerading as a priest.">She has a troubled look.>"Anon, I think you had a run in with one of the agents of the Malformed.""A-agents of Malformed?">She sighs.>"There are a lot of things the church doesn't want you to know. Mainly because they don't want to start a panic. But there are intelligent agents of the Malformed.""Surely this is just recent..">"Nope, they've been around since the time of the first great saint.">You grimace.>"They're one of the few Malformed which can survive the daylight.""I saw. Anything else?">"Hmm, I'll tell you after the battle, don't want you to get too complacent.""Right.">You fight your way to the giant amalgomation of body parts.>Allisons monsters tear into it.>"Rip, tear, annihilate!">"Wow, controlling all those monsters must really be doing a number on her mind.""Nope, she's always like this.">Allison winks at Veronica.>You blast the demon using Veronica as a buffer.>The townsfolk are firing their weapons at it.>Within a few minutes you manage to subdue and kill it.------With the battle being over you feel exhausted from a days worth of no sleep.What is it that you will do?
>>1364678>Find somewhere to sleep>Groan loudly>Take a nap>Salt barriers when you wake up
>>1364678Bless the town's well (once it's been cleaned out).Then rest.Then bless all the salt they have, ask Allison what she's going to do now, sort the holy relics and pass them around, build a blessed salt barrier around the town that'll survive wind and rain.
>>1364678>>1364681Oh, and ask if anyone knows about the fairy slave trade.
>>1364678>Thank the others for their help in the battle. >Ask Allison where she'll be staying for the night. If Allison doesn't have anywhere, offer her a place nearby the safe zones. >Bless as much of the well or salt that we can for later. Go back to the cave with the others to further secure it with salt and rotating watches of guards.>Sleep for the night.
>>1364678Sleep, then eat, but mainly sleep. Oh and pray.
>>1364678>>1364694>>1364705Always remember to pray. Remembering to eat is also good.
>>1364678Lewd before sleeping
>>1364678Eat pray sleep, ask sis in the morning to teach us
>>1364678 Cuddle with the sister.
>>1364678>Bless the town's well (once it's been cleaned out).Then rest.Then bless all the salt they have, ask Allison what she's going to do now, sort the holy relics and pass them around, build a blessed salt barrier around the town that'll survive wind and rain.>Pray>Wonder if priests could originally marry but the church changed that to get all the money when the priest died and to not have to take care of the dead one family.>Examine the relics and pray so they get purged of evil, maybe dose them with holy water,
>>1364767No, such ways are impure
>>1364678>Lewd the pixie.
>>1365395Do not lewd the pixie. There is still much work to do on holding off the blight of the Malformed.
>>1364681>>1364685>>1364688>>1364694>>1364705>>1364717>>1364765>>1364767>>1364777>>1365320>>1365365>>1365374>>1365395>>1365403https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owJfZBCOL04>You stagger over to the well."I must.. Purify.">Veronica touches your shoulder.>"Come on, let's fix this in the morning.""Ungh.. Fine.">You're led back into the run down Inn.>You walk up the stairs going into one of the rooms.>Slowly you walk your way toward the bed.>You plop down on it.>Veronica pulls the blanket and tugs it over you.>She then rests herself with her back against your chest."Veronica.. We can't sleep together, if I roll over I might crush you.">She giggles.>"Pixies have a sort of 'lovers magic' which gently fixes your sleeping position.""That's weird.">"It's evolutionary. Plus we're made of sturdier stuff than that. Even if you sat on me I'd be annoyed more than anything.">You wrap your arms around her."Mmm, you feel so warm.">You feel her little arms resting on yours.>"So do you."------->You wake up, you hear shuffling outside the door.>You situp yawning.>Veronica is gone.>Through the door you hear,>"One at a time, one at a time!">You slowly walk toward the door opening it.>"Thousand pardons Mr.Priest. We just gots some folks here with some confessions is all.""Confessions huh?">You peer down the hall at the lineup of people.>"We all feel we've sinned pretty badly. And well, you're a priest!">You rub your hand against your forehead."Meet me at the church.">Veronica flies over to you.>"I tried to stop them Anon I really did, it's just-""Veronica, it's fine.">"But-!">You smile."This is the part I like about being a priest after all.">"Are you sure?""I didn't sign up to go fight monsters. I wanted to help people. And now I'll really get to do what I set out to do. Not to shed the blood, but to heal the soul.">"A-alright."
>>1365546>After an hour of gathering the unholy artifacts from the church and burning them, the church, while a little more dismal and barren that you'd like, is a somewhat feasible as a place of worship.>The pews are filled to the brim with townsfolk.>You're at the podium ready to give a sermon."Welcome, everyone. It's good to have you all here. I know this town of Alpek has suffered greatly at the hands of Malformed. False shepherds, and most of all our own human nature.">Everyone seems to be filled with sadness and shame."But! Just as there is bad human nature there is also good. While you may have done horrible things, there is still redemption, there is still a path forward. God will guide us all to peace. And to do this we must follow his commandments. Love your neighbor as yourself. A quote from Mathew, “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?" >After the quote the people seem anxious but attentive."Money, food, clothes, these things beyond necessity are mere status symbols. Status symbols which you cannot take with you beyond the grave. And when you leave this world behind, it will not matter what you owned, but how you are remembered by the people around you. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of god. For with the same judgment you pronounce, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Do not judge each other for sin. Do not use each other for material gain. As it is said in the good book, and as I said earlier, love thy neighbor. When you are wronged do not seek vengeance, another quote, "But I tell you not to resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also; if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well.">They seem mildly confused.
>>1365548"Do not say, "I will repay evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you." Don't let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. The way of the godly leads to life; that path does not lead to death. A foolish man is soon angry, and is hasty in expressing it; he is ever in trouble and running into mischief. It is kindness to ourselves to make light of injuries and affronts, instead of making the worst of them. It is good for all to dread and detest the sin of lying, and to be governed by honesty. Deceit and falsehood bring terrors and perplexities. But those who consult the peace and happiness of others have joy in their own minds. If men are sincerely righteous, the righteous God has engaged that no evil shall happen to them. But they that delight in mischief shall have enough of it. Make conscience of truth, not only in words, but in actions. Foolish men proclaim to all the folly and emptiness of their minds. Those who will not take pains in an honest calling, living by tricks and dishonesty, are paltry and beggarly. A good word from God, applied by faith, makes the heart glad. The righteous is abundant; though not in this world's goods, yet in the graces and comforts of the Spirit, which are the true riches. Evil men vainly flatter themselves that their ways are not wrong. The slothful man makes no good use of the advantages Providence puts in his way, and has no comfort in them. The substance of a diligent man, though not great, does good to him and his family. He sees that God gives it to him in answer to prayer. The way of religion is a straight, plain way; it is the way of righteousness. There is not only life at the end, but life in the way; all true comfort.">The people seem content."Let us bow our heads in prayer.">They bow their heads."Holy father, we ask for your forgiveness in all our trespasses. Care for each of us, the child who has lost a mother, the mother who has lost a child. The man whom has no family at all, and the man who has such guilt for what he has done he feels he cannot repent. Lord give us the strength, the courage, and the conviction to overcome all obstacles which lay in our way. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.">"Amen.">For the next hour you allow some of the townsfolk to give you their confessions.>You council them in the ways of righteousness. Giving them wisdom on how to live a wholesome and Godly life.
>>1365549>"As good a sermon as ever Anon.""Sister..">She walks up to you ruffling your hair.>Her own is a dark brown, near black. >She is tall, and her eyes are blue, and she has a flattering pale complexion.>"You were always such a good boy.""Please don't treat me like a child-">She hugs you.>"I missed you so much.""S-sister please, we're in public.">"I worried for you when the church sent you all alone into the cold wilderness. I thought there was a chance you might not survive.""I worried for you as well, please, let us exchange pleasantries over lunch.">She nods smiling.--->A modest lunch of soup and sandwiches is provided by the townsfolk outside a local restaurant."Reading the forbidden texts.. Sister this behavior is reckless. I worry that.. Well..">"I won't succumb to evil. I have too many people I care about to let that happen.">You sip your soup.>"I take it given the state of things you won't be returning to Hausterien down in Fauland will you?""You presume correctly. There are many people up here who need my aid.">"You.. Wouldn't be greatly opposed if I were to stay here and help then, would you?"I would oppose that.I would not oppose that.
>>1365553>I would not oppose that.>Do remember though Sister, pride is also one of the paths to damnation, Do not let yourself think you are above all you fight. >Do you have the book with you?
>>1365553>I would not oppose thatShe seems to have stayed well so far. Caution her against pride, but the town could definitely use her help.
>>1365553>I would not oppose thatI do, however, have conditions
>>1365567Her current thralls?Gone.She can't keep them.Not in my town.
>>1365553>I would not oppose that.Pragmatic helping people.
>>1365567Can't survive in sunlight from what we've seen. So unless she stored them in a basement, Its already taken care of.
>>1365561Seconding and add that we love her and we just worry about her.
>>1365572>from what we've seenWe were kinda blindsided by a Malformed agent being intelligent. I'm not sure we can count on them universally being harmed by sunlight, just the dumb muscle.
>>1365597Which is what she hated, we killed a Malformed agent tho.
>>1365553>I would not oppose that.>Do remember though Sister, pride is also one of the paths to damnation, Do not let yourself think you are above all you fight.>Do you have the book with you?>Subtly ask about if priests could marry in the past since she read thise books.
>>1365553>I would oppose that.
>>1365553I would not oppose that
>>1363285I've been binge-reading to catch up. I was very excited to post this. Anon beat me to the punch!
>>1365561>>1365566>>1365567>>1365568>>1365570>>1365572>>1365576>>1365597>>1365608>>1365663>>1365682>>1365731>>1365760"I would not oppose that. Do remember though Sister, pride is also one of the paths to damnation, Do not let yourself think you are above all you fight.">"Thank you. And while it's a little unorthodox I think my methods suit me well.""Do you have the book with you?">She pulls it out.>You reach for it.>She pulls it away.>"Theres a small inscription on the front, that you need to have a certain holy seal engraved upon you in order to weaken it's foul taint of corruption.""What do you mean?">"This book, or at least some passages within it contain knowledge. Because of what it contains, were one to hold this book, it would tempt them to do mightily wicked things. It is said that even the great saints themselves took great caution in writing and showing the book to others, even among their most trusted people.""So you have this holy seal then?">She turns around pulling up her shirt exposing her back, where an elaborate black cross has been inscribed upon her back."I-i see.. So what if you were to just show it to me then-">"Even looking at the pages will sew seeds of evil within your mind without the protection.""T-thats horrifying! And you think somehow you're in control?">"I know what I'm doing Anon.">You sigh."D-does it contain anything regarding the early history of er, matrimonial proceedings of the saints?">"You should know because the Old Order was corrupted by agents the New Order, which consisted of the Lady Saints of Virtue overwrote certain laws regarding that as well as other things.""Why?">She flips through the pages.>"Mostly to encourage membership. The lifespan of a battle priest back then wasn't a long one. And the thought of not being able to spill blood, marry or allow women to be ordained was really detrimental to the new order.""So what was done then?">"New laws were passed saying priests could wield any weapon so long as it were used to combat evil. Marriage required the man or woman to be at least 20 and the wife or husband had to swear an oath of fealty and servility to God, her husband and the church. And of course the lady saints were a big factor in allowing any other women to be ordained.""Remind me the reasoning for the ordaining of women?">"Through baptism in Christ, the distinctions between women and men disappear. Galatians 3:28 says "In Christ there is no Jew or Greek, slave or citizen, male or female. All are one in Christ Jesus.""Ah, I see."Is there anything else I should ask? It's mid-afternoon, what should I be doing?
>>1365813How did you get the mark or know where I was?
>>1365813How did you find me?How did you get the mark?What will you do here and where will you go?
>>1365813>Remind the townspeople that they don't need to follow our faith in particular, nor any at all. They just need to follow the common decency of man. Be they a Jew, Muslim, or Buddhist, they all have a right to live without persecution.>All men once held the sin of man, but we need not remember that. Even if you believe not in God, believe in your neighbors.>After all, God is a busy man, why not ask for help from somewhere a bit closer?
>>1365813You should be lewding the pixie.
>>1365862No. Lewding the pixie can wait.
>>1365862Anon, Read what was just said.>Marriage required the man or woman to be at least 20 and the wife or husband had to swear an oath of fealty and servility to God, her husband and the church. And of course the lady saints were a big factor in allowing any other women to be ordained."She has to go through all this before we stick it in her.
>>1365899>>1365905Oh, he's been trying to lewd the pixie for the entire thread - and I wouldn't be surprised if he was up to it last thread, too.Go away, Gurnyop.
>>1365915I know, I just was pointing out the flaws in trying to push for lewding without going through all these hoops first. This much of a push for it will end up driving things ever farther away from lewding just to spite him.
>>1365841SecondingAfter this, I say we salt a few houses, get some supplies, and say our goodbyes to the townAlpek seems like a nice place to settle down in after we finish our mission.
>>1365825>>1365841>>1365847>>1365862>>1365899>>1365905>>1365915>>1365923>>1366110"Where did you get the mark and how did you find me?">"Blackmailed a priest who crawled into my bed one night and raped me.">You grit your teeth standing up."The scum, where is he!?">Other people around you stare as you slowly sit back down.>"He tattooed the mark on my back despite his initial reluctance. As far as how I found you, it wasn't hard. I just asked the Praetors and they told me where you'd been deployed. And after sharing the brain wavelength of the flying Malformed it followed your scent and smelled you out.""So.. They have that good of a sense of smell huh? Bah, enough of that! Where is this unscrupulous man. How dare he besmirch the name of the holy order. I'll reap such a holy vengeance upon him he'll naught soon forget!">"Down in the Capital of Hausterien, his name is Pastor Donnaen.""Mmm.. I'd love to go down there and teach that man a lesson. But I must complete my mission.">"I understand. So, I can stay?""Of course. We're shorthanded.">"So much for turning the other cheek huh bro?">You blush."T-this is different."------->You cover the uncovered places in the city with salt.>By nightfall the city is completely safe from Malformed due to the salt barriers preventing entry.>It is night time.>I should leave this town at night with Allison and Veronica, the northern towns may need our protection.>I should stay and help the people rebuild, but for now let's go to sleep.>We never did clean out that well, maybe tonight would be a good chance to check it out.
>>1366207>We never did clean out that well, maybe tonight would be a good chance to check it out.>Ask if she can do that to others or to us?
>>1366207>I should stay and help the people rebuild, but for now let's go to sleep.>We never did clean out that well, maybe tonight would be a good chance to check it out.
>>1366207>Never did clean out that well
>>1366207>We never did clean out that well, maybe tonight would be a good chance to check it out.
>>1366207>We never did clean out that well, maybe tonight would be a good chance to check it out.They'll need a good reservoir of holy water.When we find a lake, we should bless it all.
>>1366207>>We never did clean out that well, maybe tonight would be a good chance to check it out.Having a well not filled with blood and garbage will also help with sanitation.>I should stay and help the people rebuild, but for now let's go to sleep.To avoid the Revenge of the Sin Priest from occurring.
>>1366559It would be fine, we would have the high ground.
>>1366216>>1366285>>1366312>>1366392>>1366464>>1366559>>1366578>You decide to go to sleep.---->In the morning you go to the well.>You fish out the gross blood and garbage bucket by bucket.>It's a truly nauseating process.>After about an hour you've managed to drain the well.>You ride the bucket down to the bottom.>You start spraying your water gun.>It washes away revealing a wood door.>Curiously you open the door.>Inside is darkness.>The black so thick you cannot see inside.>You feel uneasy peering inside.>You decide to walk inside.>Using your magic you try to light the way.>However your magic won't work.>You feel your way through the darkness.>Suddenly torches light, and your path is clear.>Inside you find an impossibly large cathedral hall.>It's like the inside of the church when it was run by Gurnyop.>You walk through the halls cautiously."Sweet heavens what is this place?">You come to the edge of the hall where the hall seems to be lacking a floor connecting it to the hall ahead.>That is to say, there's a giant chasm cleanly separating you from reaching the end of this hall by roughly 60 feet.You are alone, what will you do?
>>1366902look around and pray.
>>1366902>Go back up to inform the rest of this new discovery.>Ask if anyone knew of this before and if it's related to the corrupted cathedral.>Bring some more equipment for a fight.
>>1366902Go back and get reinforcements, as well as weapons, torches, ropes, grappling hooks, and whatever is needed to cross the chasm.Also, take note of where the hallway would lead above ground. Maybe we'll have better luck tracing its path above ground and avoiding any traps.
>>1366916>>1366920>>1366935>>1366979>You bow your head in prayer."Oh Lord, please, show me the way.">The chasm suddenly closes, and a book appears on the ground.>It's the bible.>You take it and go back up.------You return later with torches, ropes, grappling hooks, Veronica, and Allison in tow.>Veronica speaks.>"So what the heck is this place?">Allison shrugs.>"Beats me, hey Anon, what do you think of Bishop Clarity?""Why must you bring this up now?">"Oh, I dunno, you seemed to fancy her back in the day.""C-clarity is an admirable lady with considerable moral fiber and righteous convictions.">"And a pretty cute blond with nice big titties, she's around your age isn't she?""You will not speak of Lady Clarity in such a lewd manner!">Allison grins,>"Youngest little Bishop to have ever risen to power. I hear she's still a virgin too.""She.. She is a very kind woman.">"So who is this Clarity person anyway?">"She's some kind of priestly prodigy that became head of the church.""They say the church discovered her when she healed a priest after he was attacked by the Malformed. And they also say she was an orphan who never underwent any kind of training to learn that type of magic. Not to mention her pretty wings.. She can sprout angel wings whenever she likes. Thats why all her clothes have holes cut into the backs of them. She's always so kind and pretty and innocent.">Veronica raises an eyebrow.>"Gee Anon, it's almost like you're in love with her or something.">Allison snickers."N-no! Of course not.. I'm hardly worthy of someone of her status anyway. She's too pure and innocent. And besides, I'm just a lowly priest. Why would she even give me the time of day?">"You sound real broken up about it little bro! But cheer up, I could always drop in and tell Lady Clarity how you feel about her!""Y-you mustn't! W-what if she gets the wrong idea?">Suddenly you come to a door.>You try to open it but it's locked.>Inscribed next to the door is "Psalm 24:7"What will you do?
>>1367288Read "Psalm 24:7"
>>1367288open our new bible to that psalm
>>1367288Why must Allison bring up an old crush around our love interest?Why?And on purpose too!Also:>read Psalm 24:7
>>1367288>>1367313>>13673162nd, also act suitably reverent for the passage we're reading.Maybe we're supposed to say the words and act like we mean it?
>>1367288backing these guys >>1367313>>1367309>Tfw this is all a test to get our own mark on our back.
>>1367309>>1367313>>1367316>>1367321>>1367328"Hmm..">You turn to Psalm 24:7>Veronica looks over your shoulder.>"Well, what's it say?""Lift up your heads, O gates, And be lifted up, O ancient doors, That the King of glory may come in.">The door doesn't budge.">Allison.>"What's that supposed to mean? How do we get the door open? Drag a king down here?""No, the 'king' in this passage is referring to God. Perhaps we have to bring ourselves spiritually closer to God so that the doors open for us?">Allison scoffs.>"No way, if you were any closer to God you'd be knocking on heavens door. It's gotta be something else. Like, what about that whole 'lift up your heads' part?">Veronica speaks,>"Yeah, that makes sense.""Oh come on, that'd be stupid. You're telling me in order to open this door we have to literally turn our heads up like this?">You all lift up your heads.>The door slowly shakes open.>Allison smugly grins.>"Next room please.">Veronica giggles.>You groan walking into the next room.>It's another hallway.>Veronica inquires.>"So, Anon, you seemed pretty keen on Clarity back there.""I-it was nothing, really she's just-">Allison interrupts.>"A biblical prodigy. She read the bible only one time and never forgot it. And that goes for every book she's ever read, she's got perfect memory.""Allison!">"What? You're the one who told me all this stuff about her.">You're motioning her to stop, but Veronica flies in your face with an extremely disgruntled look on her face.>"Oh REALLY?""Allison please-">"Yep, every day little Anon would come home and tell me how he'd been watching her from afar and doting upon her.""O-ok. So maybe I had a thing for her but now-">"So if Clarity came up to you right now and asked for your hand in marriage you'd turn her down?""W-well, I mean not exactly but-">"Ugh, I can't believe you!">Veronica flies away angrily.>You pass some statues before seeing the next door.>Next to it is inscribed "Zechariah 13:2">"Alright bible boy, what's this one say?>You shoot her a dirty look.>She's still smugly grinning."And on that day, declares the Lord of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness.">"And what's that supposed to mean?"Well?
>>1367733Looks like we need to take a bath.
>>1367733Killing malformed and ancient order? Along with crazy rape priests?
>>1367733Search the statues.If they have nameplates cut them off.
All in favor of naming Allison 'Worst Grill,' say 'aye'.
>>1367763Family likes to tease, especially older siblings.
>>1367773Ik, I was just joking
>>1367763Bringing family in this was the worst decision
>>1367733>Hit our sister with holy water, she is unclean.
>>1367780I like this idea. The hit her again, when she asks what that was for, say it was for her mind.
>>1367740>>1367741>>1367746>>1367752>>1367763>>1367773>>1367775>>1367778>>1367780>>1367785"I think the uncleaness part means we need to take a bath.">You hose down Allison.>"Anon, what the heck!""Hmm, that's not it.">She growls.>You walk over to the statues.>Underneath them are nameplates which you cut off.>The door opens.>Veronica returns to your side, but she doesn't seem very happy.>You all walk through the door.>You spray Allison down again.>"Hey what gives! The door is already open!""It's for your mind.">Allison seems upset.>This room is small, but in the middle of it is a flaming sword thrust in a pedestal.>Near the door is "Gen 3:24">You read the passage."So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.">Veronica asks,>"So I assume it has something to do with that flaming sword over there."Well?
>>1367807move the sword to the east
>>1367807When you see a sword in a pedestal, you should absolutely attempt to pull it out.
>>1367807...so which way is east?
>>1367807Spin the sword like a dial.
Y'know, that Zachariah 2:13 room is pretty relevant to our personal dilemma.We don't know Clarity at all, do we?Not on a personnel level.What more us she to us than an Idol?If we want to pursue a relationship with Veronica, perhaps we should cut off the name of false idols from our heart.But not the name of The Lord.Never cut off The Lord.
>>1367879Hmm, was thinking something like that.Ah infatuation.He is infatuated with Veronica. Infatuation leads to several things, most not good. Lust for example.
>>1367897Even worse is that Lust from infatuation cannot be channeled positively, and will simply bottle itself up.
>>1367901Well, he could always turn into a fanatic.
>>1367825>>1367828>>1367835>>1367847>>1367879>>1367897>>1367901>>1367903>You grab the sword from it's pedestal and point it to the east.>Nothing happens.>You spin around with the sword and the door opens.>The door opens.>You, Allison, and Veronica enter.>In the middle of the room is a light.>You go to the middle of the room and touch the light.>You're elevated off the ground and begin to glow.>You feel something on your back>After floating back down you check your back.>It looks to be about a third of the cross on Allisons back.>"Well, I guess that's that.."-------->After washing out the well coming up you retire to bed.-------->You're standing above Allison while she sleeps.>Shes holding onto the book.>You haven't been able to sleep all night.>Something about that book..>What could be inside?>Just a quick peek, I mean, you already have a third of the tattoo. >Surely a holy man like yourself will be fine.>A self righteous idiot like her will just mess things up.>You NEED to see whats inside.Grab the book.Take the mace and bLuDgEoN your sister to death and steal the b̖̖̭̺̺̤̣o͓̻o̜̻͚͇̲͞k.Then hide the body in a nearby forest so Veronica doesn't find it.Go back to bed.
>>1367944Pray, then go back to bed. Tomorrow tell Allison about the sudden compulsion, and apologize for thinking she is a self righteous idiot.
Good night you all.
>>1367944Pray, then back to bed. Tell Allison and possibly also Veronica about those thoughts.
>>1367944>>1367947>>1368005Support. Pray away the thoughts of bludgeoning our family to death! Turns out the book is more corruptive than we thought.
>>1367944>wake your sister worriedly and then start prayingI mean. If we could steal it or peek with out killing her I'd be all for once. But I ain't pulling a kane and able
>>1367944>Grab the book.>Take the mace and bLuDgEoN your sister to death and steal the b̖̖̭̺̺̤̣o͓̻o̜̻͚͇̲͞k.>Then hide the body in a nearby forest so Veronica doesn't find it.GIVE IN TO YOUR DARK DESIRES
>>1367944>Go back to bed
>>1367947>>1367955>>1367969>>1368005>>1368060>>1368124>>1368135>>1368173>You scream waking up your sister.>You worriedly begin praying."Lord wash away these wicked temptations. I am but a mere man who cannot resist them without your aid!">Allison rubs her eyes.>"Anon?">You fall to your knees."Oh Allison, it's been awful! I've been.. T-thinking of doing these awful things to you.">"What do you mean?""I wanted to murder you for that book!">She looks down at it.>"Oh, well that's the problem, one of the holy seals is starting to peel off, we're gonna need some good adhesive for that.">Your emotions get the better of you as you start to cry.>She sets the book on the bed and wraps you in a hug.>"There there brother..""I-i'm so awful. I thought of you as self righteous, and as a fool. When really I was the fool.">"Shh.. It's only the books dark taint whispering in your ear. Do not think of it.""I.. I love you Allison! I don't want to hurt you!">"Shh.. I know."------------>The next day she purchases adhesive adding a drop of holy water to cement it's staying power on the book.>"There we are brother, all fixed!">"Veronica speaks.>"It is strange that even Anon can succumb to temptation.">Allison replies,>"Well, that just goes to show you the power of the book. It's a history book, but it also contains knowledge"Veronica seems worried.>"And what sorts of things make up this knowledge?">Allison responds,>"There are cases of a special concoction being used to lure Malformed to key areas.""What does that mean?">"Just a dab upon a crib will lead a Malformed to the room where it may devour the baby.""Good God..">"This was mostly used for assassinations. The salt barrier if there was one would be broken, and the Malformed would creep in and devour the unsuspecting victims.""How horrifying.">"Sometimes it's best if things are not known. Darkness should be left in darkness. But as for me, I've chosen to shoulder the burden of humanitys darkness. To protect my family and those close to me..">I should stay in this town and help it rebuild.>We should head north to the next town.
>>1367944>Go back to bed.>Pray the corruption away.
>>1368239>We should head north to the next town.
>>1368239>North to the next town>But for now just sleep
>>1368239>We should head north to the next town. Ask Sis if she can handle this and catch up afterwords and to be on alert for any other agents of the malformed
>>1368239>>We should head north to the next town.
>>1368239Sounds like Allison's got a pretty good handle on things. Let's head to the next town.
>>1368244>>1368250>>1368260>>1368263>>1368269>You, Allison and Veronica make the northern trek toward the next town.>Veronica inquires,>"So, what potentially demon infested town are we off to next?">You cough."Well, the idea is that hopefully we arrive BEFORE it becomes demon infested.">Allison speaks,>"Yeah well, considering the Malformed have already had at least 1 agent up here, it seems like this area has strategic importance to them.""I've been meaning to ask, do Malformed have strategies?">Allison responds to your query as you continue to trek through the snow.>"Well, sort of. Malformed are hunters, some specialize in ambush tactics, laying in wait in the dark to pounce upon unsuspecting prey. They can do things like open doors or even complete certain puzzles in order to devour their prey.">Veronica responds.>"So basically a more sophisticated predatory animal.">"Exactly.""Which is exactly why they must be stopped. What about the Malformed Agents?">"We're not entirely sure. I've read all kinds of forbidden books which document their existence specifically. Agents possess any number of deadly magics, and take delight in manipulating and mocking humanity and it's inherent nature. Agents have high intelligence and are one of humanity's biggest threats.""What about weaknesses? Surely they must have some.">"While lacking the weakness to sunlight they're still affected by holy artifacts, holy water and salt, just like any other Malformed. However their biggest weakness seems to be a lack of numbers in regards to agents. It is theorized that the Malformed would probably deploy more agents if there were more available. This suggests they have difficulty breeding or training these specialized and elite Malformed."-------->Night has come as your journey has led you up into the mountains.>You're resting in a cave on a mountaintop as the snow flurries outside.>There is a warm fire though and Allison and Veronica have huddled next to you for warmth.Should you discuss strategies? Make pleasantries before bed?
>>1368527>Discuess more about the agents, asking if there is an actual plan within the church as a whole to see if one of them is an 'agent' attempt to sneak in.>Where the hell sis keeps getting all these forbidden books>Pray and then sleep.
>>1368533"So, what's the plan if the church finds an agent in it'd midst.">"The idea is that there will be too many priests around it's pretty much a lions den for any agent to be acting too suspiciously. There may be some agents within the church, but if there are, they're being pretty sneaky about it.""Somehow that doesn't fill me with confidence.">"Well, you'll never know if they're a Malformed agent or not, so the church thinks it's best to keep stability within the kingdom and not start a panic.""What about all these forbidden books you keep finding?">"Hidden passage in the library which leads to a secret underground library.""S-secret library?">"There are tons of books in there, so I haven't read them all yet. But I've seen some of the Officium down there a few times.">You sigh."You're so reckless sister.">She laughs.>"I think if I were reckless I would have been caught.""Do.. You want to do a prayer?">"Sure, lead the way bro.""Dear heavenly father, though we march headfirst into an unknown land, we ask that you bless our journey. That it will be safe, and that we will be able to save others. Give us the strength and the steadfastness in our conviction to practice and uphold what is right, in your name we pray, Amen.">"Amen."---------->Through the wind and the snow you journey to the lesser known town of Slour, one of the last known northern towns.>An uneasiness sweeps over you not knowing what awaits within this town.>The town is covered by a large roof as you simply open the front wood door and walk inside.>You walk into town.>Its streets are clear of snow, and in fact, it is rather warm and comfortable here.>In the middle of town are trees.>And on the trees there are many fruits.>Strangely there seem to be prepared and cooked cuts of meats growing from the trees as well.>The smell is quite lovely.>The people of the town don't seem weird at all.>Veronica comments.>"I've never seen any trees like these before.">Allison remarks.>"This weather too, it's really warm inside here.">Veronica has an intense look on her face.>"There is pixie magic at work in that regard. I can feel it.">A man is pulling steak and bacon from a tree."Um, excuse me, sir?">"Huh? You guys seem weird, you from out of town?""Uh, yes well uh-">"What's with the trees?">"Oh that, the mayor planted magic trees to make all our lives so much easier!""Hmm, that sounds nice.">"Heck yes! We haven't had to slaughter our own animals in ages! Plus theres delicious fruit too. Hey, I'm Bawe by the way.">"Sup Bawe, I'm Allison.">She shakes his hand.>"Y-you're cute, wanna come over?">"It depends, can my friends come too?">"S-sure, uh, I'll just lead you to my place.">Allison winks at you.
>>1368690>You're in Bawe's house.>It's a pretty nice place, got all the furnishings and homey knick nacks you could want.>He sits down on his chair, and invites you to sit on his couch which you do.>He bites into his bacon pulling out a little box.>The box is colorful and he seems happy when he looks at it."What's that thing?">"Oh this? It's my dream box. Everyone in this town has a dream box.">Veronica inquires,>"What's a dream box?">"It shows you exactly what you wanna see, all day long, every day! Man I can't get enough of this thing. It makes me feel so happy when I see all the images and colors.">Allison inquires,>"Alright, so what do you do for a living?">"What do you mean? I don't do anything for a living, no one does.">Veronica seems baffled by this,>"So what the heck do you do? Just stare at your dream box all day?">"Yeah pretty much. It's fun you should try it.""But what about working hard for a living?">"PAH! Only the old people had to work hard. And those people were stupid. Why work hard for something when you can just be happy staring at your dream box all day? I can get all my food, and shelter just living like this. Heck even the clothes grow on trees."What will you do?
>>1368692>Ask the fairy if she knows more about the magic in this town and these 'dream' boxes. This entire town is full of sloth it seems, Though it seems odd he was out actually doing something.
>>1368692living the dream eh? sounds like we'll need to check in with the mayor. This setup seems a bit too comfy to not come at a deferred cost.meanwhile>so this dreambox, does it just keep working on its own, or do you need to feed it?>what about the magic trees, there's no trick to them? You have to admit it feels a bit too convenient.>btw there may be a horde of unholy abomination coming to attack soon, do you have a guard here?I strongly suspect the blessed salt will not agree with the sloth GMOs here
>>1368692>This... this while town is fake isn't it? The magic to create all this for real would be way too much, so is all fake. >Holy water the man and his box, also use holy salt. It might break the illusion for a moment.
>>1368692>Tell them about the malformed>...but also say that the malformed hate dreemboxes and magic trees>perhaps that will resolve their sloth
>>1368967to be fair we don't know if that even approaches the truth. For all we know malformed might avoid this area as long as locals are neutralized with neetboxes, or leave it until more resisting men are dealt with.
>>1368977The thing is, this is all too good to be true. For all we know is an an illusion and they are actually eating dead people and so sick they are about to die because they did not take care of themselves.
>>1368692>>1368716>>1368818>>Ask the fairy if she knows more about the magic in this town and these 'dream' boxes.>Ask Allison if she's ever seen or read anything like this before.>Warn them of the malformed.>Warn them that having all their needs taken care of with almost no work required seems too convenient to not have a catch.>Prepare for trouble. Start making safe zones for the town to retreat to.
>>1368716>>1368818>>1368893>>1368967>>1368977>>1368988>>1369116"Veronica, do you know about any of the magic in this town, what about the dreamboxes?">"Well, I don't know about the dreamboxes. But I do know that there is fairy magic in this town, but something about it feels, perverse.""Perverse huh? Does the dreambox just work on it's own, or do you need to feed it something?">"It just works. I can't explain how but..""And the trees, theres no trick to them? You have to admit it feels a little too convienient.">"I don't care.""What?">"So what if I can't understand it? Its not like slaving away for no purpose has any meaning to me anyway. Whats the sense in going to work and coming home? Why struggle, why suffer? Life is too short to worry.">You decide to splash Holy water on him.>At first nothing happens.>But then, he starts screaming.>Loudly.>He clutches his head and starts screaming.>The dreambox rolls off his lap.>Like an animal he crawls after it.>"O-oh no, my dreambox!">He starts caressing the sides of it.>"Come on baby, work for me!">His breathing seems rapid and he has a desperate look in his eyes.>He clutches the box shaking in sadness shedding tears.>"W-where are the colors? Why can't I see the colors anymore?!">Hes crying.>"Oh why.. Why can't.. I see the colors?"
>>1369296https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opi5R9xwX8s>After feeling awkward you ask some townsfolk where the mayors place is.>You take their directions and go there.>As you walk along you start to feel tired.>Tired and sluggish, like you just want to rest. >You struggle through making it to the mayors house.>You open the door.>It's dark.>There are many tubes and pipes all leading to a giant dreambox where a girl is sitting in front of.>Shes thin, with an oversized comfy looking sweater draped over her and baggy looking pants.>"Oh, didn't see you come in.""Ms. Mayor.">"You can call me Fouella, or don't. I don't care.""Uh, right, Fouella, are you the one who planted the trees?">"Hmm? Yeah.">Allison speaks, >"You realize the entire town is acting like a bunch of lazy slobs right?">Shes staring intently at the dreambox.>"Listen, what do humans live for? They are born into a cold world that they didn't ask to be brought into. Brought into centuries of strife, and pain, and misery. They might learn quite a bit about the world. But it wouldn't be enough to know everything. They could strive to be their best and do something that's never been done before, but that doesn't save them from death. They'll never know how their actions affect the next generation. Your lives are but a whiff of smoke.""Yes, and that is why we must live each day to the fullest.. Fouella, you're a Malformed agent aren't you?">She sighs.>"Yes.">She revealed it so casually, as if she didn't care."And.. You realize you're causing these townspeople to be lazy right?">"Mark 7:20 to 23, "What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person." It's their own desires, their own inherent nature which they can never overcome.""It doesn't mean they shouldn't try.">"I think it does. Look, I'll tell you why I'm doing this. Because the Malformed need to feed. And lazy humans are easy targets. Consumed with their own sloth the Malformed will consume them. And maybe it's better that way.">Allison picks her up grabbing her by the sweater.>"And what makes you think it's better that way huh!?">"Because then they wouldn't have to suffer anymore.">"Huh?">"I've been watching them. With the dreamcube, I can see all of their desires. All these wild and imaginative things they could never achieve in this lifetime. That's why I say, why live a pointless existence?"What will you do?
>>1369306>Because its only pointless if you LET it be pointless, If you give up before even Trying then of course you're gonna fail but you always need to try. Its not the end of the journey that matters but the time between the start and end that is the most fulfilling out of anything.>Thank you however for being honest with us. Can we ask why they need to eat and what.. you are, and why you are here in this area and not somewhere with more food?
>>1369306>So you sit there, and let them be fooled into believing that their little box will provide them everything real life can't. Then when the Malformed come, they will be torn into like so many helpless sheep and become bound to this place and forced to suffer for potentially all eternity. All for what; because you believe the life they lived was pointless, that none of the struggles and pain and joy and happiness that make up the average persons life is worth anything because eventually they will die? Why do you get to decide what is and isn't meaningful in a person life!
>>1369306>>1369315>>1369362>Ask what Fouella's goal is if she believes this to be the case.>Also ask why Fouella hasn't tried attacking us like the Lust Priest did when we tried stopping him.
>>1369315>>1369362>>1369365"So you sit there, and let them be fooled into believing that their little box will provide them everything real life can't. Then when the Malformed come, they will be torn into like so many helpless sheep and become bound to this place and forced to suffer for potentially all eternity. All for what; because you believe the life they lived was pointless, that none of the struggles and pain and joy and happiness that make up the average persons life is worth anything because eventually they will die? Why do you get to decide what is and isn't meaningful in a person life!">"They could never achieve their dreams realistically. You think working some lame job like being a second rate chef in a one horse town in the middle of the mountains will bring him happiness? Or that some poor peasant woman with a gimp leg has what it takes to dance with a nobleman? Or what of the man who wants to invent something that will change a world, but he can't even change his own life. In the end they all have to sacrifice their dreams. It's pointless and cruel to let them live up to mediocre lives."Its only pointless if you LET it be pointless, If you give up before even trying then of course you're gonna fail but you always need to try. Its not the end of the journey that matters but the time between the start and end that is the most fulfilling out of anything.">She remains silent."Why aren't you attacking us like the Lust Priest in the other town?">Veronica speaks,>"Maybe she doesn't believe in what she's fighting for?">"I did. In the beginning. 5 years ago I thought humans were nothing but cattle to be raised, bred and led to slaughter. Dumb creatures with simple motives. It was only when I implemented the dream cube did I begin to understand the lengths of their ambition. As I sat and watched I realized their passion and drive was comparable to our own. We strive to eat and consume all that is around us. We don't entertain things like morality as a justification for weakness. In fact most of us think morality is a joke because so few humans follow their own teachings.""So you saw a common ground between your kind in ours.. What is your goal then?">"I don't know. When I started the Malformed taught me these things. To eat and devour, to take pleasure in manipulation and the pain of others. But now I feel nothing. Neither side will ever stop fighting. It's all pointless.""Why do the Malformed need to eat?"
>>1369485>"To feed the mass.""The mass?">"Where do you think the Malformed go when the sun comes out?">You're not sure what to say.>"They exist on a sort of shifted plane, they see all that passes by, but they cannot move or interact with it. When the Malformed consume they feed the mass. When a town is taken over, the Malformed can exist in both day and night within that town. Feeding the mass gives us power.""But why?">"To us, humans are sort of our obsession. We have such a strong hate for them, yet for most of us, myself included for a while, really failed to understand them. Not to mention, to us they are an obstacle.">Allison speaks.>"But aren't the Malformed evil?">"Very much so. We pervert your practices, manipulate you. And slaughter hundreds of humans for our own selfish gain. Every bit of evil you commit gives us power and strength.""And yet you seem conflicted for a truly evil being.">"I just.. Don't see the point. A few humans are added to the mass. Humans fight the evil and a little mass is subtracted. The conflict could rage for centuries, or it may simply never end. In all my time to reflect I just fail to see the point in any of it."What will you do?
>>1369491Try and convert her, show her there can be joy in helping.
>>1369491>Ask if she truly wants to do this, or atleast see more of humanity before deciding this?>Ask why we are a Obstacle if we are what feed the mass?Sloth is the cutest of the sins no matter what.
>>1369491>>1369496>Try and convert her,>Attempting to convert a Malformed Agent.>a Malformed Agent.Even though this sounds like a terrible idea, I still want to try so I'm supporting this. Perhaps we can ask if there's any other way for the Malformed to sustain itself beyond sin and evil?>Ask what the Mass's goal is if they succeed.
>>1369515What happens when a blackguard rises?Offer her a chance to learn about the humans, let her come along.
>>1369526If a paladin falls, he turns into a blackguard.Which the reverse could also be true.A blackguard can become good and turn into a paladin.
>>1369491>Ask if she truly wants to do this, or atleast see more of humanity before deciding this?>Ask why we are a Obstacle if we are what feed the mass?"You don't really want to do this, all you want is to sleep and have happy dreams. But you can't, no matter how much humans you corrupt to laziness you are unable to imagine or dream. And if is not us, someone else will defeat you. Even if you corrupt this town, then you will be sent to another, and then another, is too much hard work isn't it? Don't you want to just lay down and sleep?"
>>1369496>>1369508>>1369515>>1369526>>1369531>>1369546"You don't really want to do this, all you want is to sleep and have happy dreams. But you can't, no matter how much humans you corrupt to laziness you are unable to imagine or dream. And if is not us, someone else will defeat you. Even if you corrupt this town, then you will be sent to another, and then another, is too much hard work isn't it? Don't you want to just lay down and sleep?">"Yes, you're right. I wish I could dream of a better place, a better way for things to turn out.""Why not come with us?">"What?">Allison pipes in,>"I agree, come on, humans ain't that bad. Well, most of em anyway.""Don't you want to see more of humanity before deciding to feed the lot of us to the mass? Why are we the obstacle if we're what feed the mass?">"Because when humans fight back against our evil the mass is subtracted. If the Malformed consume all of humanity. The earth will be ours, and from there, we will find a way into the heavens to colonize the stars.""So that's the Malformed dream isn't it?">"I suppose. Perhaps we aren't that different. Very well."She places her hands inside the cube.>The cube starts sending out bits of electric discharge.>It seems like it's physically hurting Fouella to do this.>In a few minutes the cube goes black.>"I've.. disabled the cube.. The humans will wake up, and they'll forget everything that came after the cube.""Thank you Fouella.">She passes out falling to the ground.>Allison grabs her slinging her over her shoulder.>When you leave you see the fruit and meat trees withering.What will you do?
>>1369629>Make sure they are all okay while she is okay, Do NOT let sis kill her.
>>1369629Well, time to help the citizens not die. They're probably panicking.Hopefully the elder ones still remember how to not be little bitches.
>>1369641Help them, and release the faeries from the boxes.
>>1369641>Hopefully the elder ones still remember how to not be little bitches.Do you think they still remember the basics of CQC?
>>1369629Damn, we can't salt barrier the town because it'll affect Fouella.Guess we should focus on getting the non-combatants safe and arming the one's who do know how to fight.
>>1369791Bring them to a cave nearby? Didn't we hide out in one before we came into town?Alternatively, we can salt everywhere except for the mayor's house, since she spends most of her time here anyways.
>>1369791>>1369804I thought we were taking Fouella with us?
>>1369817we are>>1369791>>1369804Salt dones't effect her, shes coming with us.
>>1369820We have no idea what happens to malformed inside a salt barrier though, so we can't put one around the entire town
>>1369629>Look for fairies, it was fairy like magic, right?>Open one of the boxes, hoping a dead fairy isn't inside.
>>1369636>>1369641>>1369649>>1369650>>1369791>>1369804>>1369817>>1369820>>1369828>>1369833>You check on the townsfolk. >They seem dazed but unharmed.>Veronica is able to sense where the Pixie magic is coming from and tracks down the Pixies.>They were asleep.>Veronica finds her sister.>"Chelsea!">"W-where are we? S-sis is that you?">"Yes! Yes I've found you. You're safe..">Allison speaks,>"Well, safe in relative terms, this town is probably scheduled for a demon attack sometime tonight.">Veronica speaks,>"I don't suppose we can use a salt barrier with Fouella around.""I suppose not.">There were ten other pixies but they left for their home village.>You decide to put Fouella back in the Mayors house.>You gather the townsfolk and guard their houses with Salt.>Night falls upon the land---------->The Malformed come to Slour to feed.>With just the three of you, the situation seems pretty grim.>The Hellhounds come first.>You blast them away with light.>Next the big 8 foot tall humanoids.>Allison controls 7 of them causing them to fight against other Malformed.>Theres only one entrance and exit, and you're guarding it.>However, this stream of Malformed is too intense and you're pushed back into the city.>Suddenly you hear marching from behind you.>A rain of arrows comes hailing down on the Malformed.>It's the citizens of Slour.>They all have an empty look in their eyes.>Behind them in the distance Fouella is levitating and seems to be radiating dark energy.>Fouellas 'soldiers' march onward annihilating the incoming Malformed.>By the end of the night Fouella passes out again.>You decide to take her out of the city, and pour salt around the remaining areas of the town protecting it from evil..
>>1370234>Onward for another day you march into the snow with her.>She awakens as she's being carried by Allison.>She yawns.>"So, you decided not to kill me after all.""You fought against your own kind. You didn't have to do that.">"You're right. Maybe I'm being stupid. Betraying my own kind. I'm a terrible agent aren't I?">"Yeah you're pretty dumb. Honestly I'd never betray my side.""Allison!">"She's right though. I'm a traitor. The Malformed will likely be displeased with my betrayal.""Are you ok with that?">"I dunno. I guess if they're angry they can try to take my life. That is, if you all don't just decide to take mine first.">Allison snickers.>"A Malformed being scared of a couple of humans. What a world right?">"If humans weren't a threat to the Malformed we would have conquered you ages ago. Fear is not an accurate word, it's wisdom.">Veronica teases.>"Play nice you two.">"Ok, I'll admit, that was a pretty neat trick with the possession, what else can you do?">Fouella smiles.>"I guess you'll just have to wait and see.">"Aww that's no fun.""Seriously though, a mass possession like that?">"Yeah well, I had to use up a lot of my power for that. I still have some in reserve. But without doing anything evil, I'm afraid my power only stands to weaken.">"And what about feeding on humans?">"Some Malformed like to feed on their bodies. But we can last just feeding on sin and negative feelings.""So, this need to eat humans is more like, a strong desire then?">"No, it's more like it's needed. What human is going to let you sit there and latch onto them like a parasite? Besides most Malformed have pride in that sense. They'd rather just eat the humans as it's far more filling.">The trek to the northernmost town is 3 days.>It'll be a slow ride at best due to all of this snow, frequent stops, and lord knows what else.>You stop in for the night at a local cave.-------->You're standing over Allison.KILL..I MUST KILL HER AND TAKE THE BOOKI MUST->You get tackled by Fouella who bites into your shoulder."Ah!">She slurps sucking messily.>You feel the wickedness being drained from you till there's none left.>"SUCH DELICIOUS EVIL..">She wipes her mouth.>She's straddling you at this point.>You give her a bewildered look.>"What?"Well?
>>1370238Are the evil thoughts still there?If not thank her for her help, wake your sister up and tell her what happened, then pray a little, and finally go back to sleep.
>>1370238>hug her and whisper thank you into her ear.>Ask her how she is feeling now that she's fed and awakeWell other anon's I got bad news, Looks like we'll never be able to defeat the malformed.
>>1370238Well, it seems like my 10-year 'Malformed Extinction plan' is going in the trash now.>Ask Fouella why our wicked thoughts our gone, and if she knew she could slurp the evil out of people.
>>1370256Why defeat when we can convert.Wololo
>>1370294I hate you that I just spilled my fucking coffee from laughing at that.
>>1370238Thanks for the save and all, but we really need to know what the everloving fuck just happened.>Why are the thoughts growing?>Does that remove evil thoughts, or merely delay them?>Can you, uh, maybe stop straddling us?
>>1370238>>"Some Malformed like to feed on their bodies. But we can last just feeding on sin and negative feelings."So if she can just feed on our sin, does that make her like a succubus then?
Random thing I noticed so far. It appears each 'agent' will have a sin associated with them in some fashion. I think the church may be lead by pride.>>1370373Anon that's not how the Buses work at all.
>>1370253>>1370256>>1370279>>1370294>>1370339>>1370373>The evil thoughts seem to be gone from your mind completely.>You sit up and hug her.>You whisper into her ear,"Thank you.">She looks at you quizzically."How do you feel now that you're fed and awake?">"Just fine I suppose.">You look over at Veronica and Chelsea cuddling up with each other.>They're so precious.."Anyhow, were you even aware you could slurp the evil out of people?">"Of course, all Malformed feed upon the sinful desires of humans.""Then.. I have a favor to ask of you.. Will you feed upon my sinful desires while we travel? My code of morality requires me to be pure of heart. And as hard as I try I feel like I can never overcome my human nature.">"If that's what you want.. I've never had a human offer me something like that before.""It's convenient for the both of us, think nothing of it. Now, could you stop straddling me?">"Oh. Alright.">She gets up.>You begin your prayer."Oh Lord, deliver me from evil. Keep my mind clear from sin. Guide us all on this journey. May you keep us safe and protect us all. In your name, Amen.">You go over to snuggle next to Allison, Chelsea and Veronica.>Fouella curls up at the far end of the cave all by herself.>Another disastrous situation narrowly avoided. >The Lord must truly be looking after you.>You close your eyes and get sleep huddled next to the warmth of your sister and your friends.----->It's the next day, what pleasantries will you talk about with your comrades on your trek north?
>>1370384Shoulda invited Fouella into the cuddle pile.
>>1370384>get to know our malformed agent more and let her poke questions at us in return. An exchange of knowledge.
>>1370384>Ask Fouella if there's any way for the Malformed to feed beyond sin.>Ask Allison if she had to deal with intense urges to kill back when she had the book and before she fully got her holy mark.>>13704013rd.>>1370380>Anon that's not how the Buses work at all.Oh. Then how do these Buses work?
>>1370432Depends on the mytos. Some legit suck the soul out not emotions. Others fuck to draw out the sperm and then knocks up other humans and that kid is a new bus. Unless I misunderstand your statement which is likely cause it's fucking late here.
>>1370397>>1370401>>1370405>>1370432>>1370441>The cold icy winds of the plains deep in the north of Tairmora are unlike anything you've ever felt.>These winds pierce you like a thousand small blistering knives.>How anything could survive up here baffles you.>These wastes however hold beauty to them. >Thousands of years, perhaps more, the landscape lay untouched by man.>Though dangerous, there is a serene and ancient beauty to it.>The two pixies are huddled deep in your hood for warmth, and Allison sticks close to you.>The outlier here is Fouella."Fouella, won't you join us over here?">She seems a little hesitant but complies.>She walks closer to you."So is the cold the reason you Malformed never conquered this land?">"The cold, the harsh landscape. The low population. Really the bulk of the mass seems concerned with Fauland. If the humans overtake our forces there, we may need this snowy retreat to replenish our forces.""Are.. You saying theres a chance of defeat for the Malformed?">She grimaces.>"There was always that chance. But what does it matter? The forces just smash against each other again and again.""So, you think that there's no hope for either side.">"Exactly. Neither will progress. Caught in a limbo. The humans won't advance to the stars, and neither will the Malformed. It's just, battle, subversion, takeover, sin, righteousness. We are slaves to our ambition, because it is our only sense of purpose.""I don't think a compromise is likely." >Allison laughs.>"That's the understatement of the century. The church has been fighting the Malformed since they first were discovered. Countless deaths and suffering are attributed to the Malformed. There is a greater likelihood of separating every grain of salt from the ocean than for the church to make peace with the Malformed.">"The Malformed are too wicked and selfish to want anything but bloodshed. And their stubbornness has made us an enemy to the entire human race. Though it was our efforts to wipe out the humans first that started everything.">"Exactly, you brought this on yourselves.">"I grew up unquestioning them. To spread mayhem and kill humans was all we knew. It united us. Made us feel like we were fighting for something. We were finally going to show those humans how much better we were.">"Yeah hindsight can be a real bitch huh?">"Even now. I don't know if where I'm going is anywhere different. I don't know what to believe. I am lost. And I am alone. Using the dream cube and seeing the humans dreams gave me some sense of happiness that wasn't from mayhem. But it's hard to describe why I felt that way."How do you proceed?
>>1370581As long as you are with us, you are not alone.
>>1370592And one who is lost can find their way.How is Veronica feeling now that her sister is safe?
>>1370581>Do you have any dreams of your own?>You are clearly capable of independent thought, are other Malformed able of this, or just agents?Do you think one can overcome their nature? No, scratch that. Through God, anything is possible.Hmm...her feeding on the evil is convenient for us, but it runs the risk of invalidating and weakening our own faith and resolve. It would be better if we could stand up to the temptations of the book with the bulwark of faith and free her of her dependency on evil.
>>1370581Because you saw us not as we want to be. We want to steal of a better future, we have dreams and hopes and desire and while we have the freedom for the most part it seems you were never given the chance. Hopefully we can change that while we go. Who knows, maybe this will lead to a greater understanding or common ground.
>>1370996>We want to steal of a better future,I don't think Fouella would like it if we stole from the Malformed's hopes and dreams.
>>1370581>>1370996>>1371007Fucking phone. Good catch.>you saw us as we want to be, not what we are forced to be day in and out.>we want a better future.That sound make more sense. I just got up for church apolgizes.
>>1370581>you saw us as we want to be, not what we are forced to be day in and out.>we want a better future."If your kin wins they will starve and start to eat each other, if humans win, will we turn into each other without an enemy to fight?"You wonder for a moment."Humans tend to evil, Malformed can life just by eating evil, is it really impossible that we can life in peace together or is just because our superiors prefer war?" >Point to your sister "Can you eat her evil?"
>>1371267>Cue sister becoming malform agent of lust.
>>1371301Malformed agents were born as malformed thoughHow would that work
>>1371327Are we sure about that?
>>1370592>>1370614>>1370771>>1370996>>1371007>>1371022>>1371200>>1371267>>1371301>>1371327>>1371332"It's because you saw us not as we want to be, not what we are forced to be day in and out. We have dreams and hopes and desire and while we have the freedom for the most part it seems you were never given the chance. Hopefully we can change that while we go. Who knows, maybe this will lead to a greater understanding or common ground.">"Maybe. It is why I joined you after all." As long as you are with us, you are not alone. And one who is lost can find their way.">"How?""Through God, anything is possible.">"Would God really take pity on one who has thrived through sin? As far as I know, sin is the only thing that can feed us.">You sigh."Veronica, how do you feel now that you have your sister back?">"Tremendously relieved. But I feel like I can't go back now. Not to my home, it isn't safe there.. I feel like even though we're headed toward places where the Malformed now roam, we're safe as long as we're with you.""You place too much faith in me.. I'm just a man.">"A holy man, don't worry, we'll protect you too. We'll lend you all of our strength, right Chelsea?">"Yes. Veronica told me about how you saved her too. I can't ever thank you enough!">You feel her hug the back of your neck warmly.>You continue your trek through the cold.--------------"You ever have any dreams of your own Fouella?">"Malformed don't have dreams like humans do. We may rest to recharge ourselves, but that is where the similarities end.""You are clearly capable of independent thought, are other Malformed able of this, or just agents?">"There are different classes within the masses. There are at the lowest level the primus. These are the obedient grunts. They do whatever is requested by higher classes with few exceptions. Their base drive is their need to feed. And depending on their drive they can reach monstrous physical proportions.">Allison strokes her chin.>"So what are the other ones?">"The next level up are the awakened. When the primus feeds enough the few numbers of our awakened are born. The awakened cannot be born without the nourishment from the primus. They also cannot step into the sun at this stage. They draw from the sin around them and develop higher cognition as they grow older. And finally the agents are those few awakened who have mastered sin and wield it like a weapon. They have achieved the highest cognition and can walk among the humans in sunlight. There aren't very many agents as most of the awakened have a brutal unruly nature which is hard to tame. They lack a focus and a direction, but are able to cause destruction none the less. The awakened are usually forbidden to enter combat as the Agents believe it's a waste to throw away the limited amount of awakened which could potentially become peers of their caliber."
>>1371489>Allison, Veronica, and Chelsea are quiet for a while as you continue your march."Allison, did you ever have intense urges before you got your mark?>"I did. But the mark has helped with that. It helps against all temptations really. Higher members of the church to include Clarity and the Bellum papum Joshua have this mark.""I see."------->A day passes and you spent the night in a cave.>It is the next day and your march continues."If your kin wins they will starve and start to eat each other, if humans win, will we turn into each other without an enemy to fight?">"This is not correct.""What?">"When the Malformed overtake a town it becomes our unlimited food source from there on out. Which is why the human souls killed in or around that town, and around that time as well are trapped within it.""Thats..">"When you walk through the town you'll hear pained screams like someone being viciously assaulted. And then more, and all over, all their screams repeated in an infinite loop coming as if from nowhere.">You can't bring yourself to speak.>"Because deep underground the human souls take physical form, and a nearly invincible class of Malformed within the town called the torturers of the damned torture them in unspeakable ways.">You gasp.>"This is the nature of the Malformed. We're vicious and evil beyond reprieve. Would a God take mercy on a race which can only thrive through the suffering of others?""I..">"Well?""Humans tend to do evil, Malformed can live just by eating evil, is it really impossible that we can life in peace together or is just because our superiors prefer war?">You point to your sister."Can you eat her evil?">"Hey!">Fouella looks at her.>"There isn't much there to eat. Imagine using your teeth to scrape a morsel off a chicken bone. I'm not that desperate. And on the note of my superiors. They've been alive for hundreds of years. When you're born and bred on a diet of human suffering for that long, I sincerely doubt they're likely to change." Well?
>>1371491Mountains are thousands of years old, they are changed by the wind and the rain.
>>1371491>God forgives those who ask of it, and show a desire to truly repeat. What you are doing now and shown when you aided us in that you wish to not be part of an endless cycle. Wither you know it or not, You have taken a step into the light of the Father and he in turn has started to take you in. Also this guy >>1371499
>>1371505This is better though.
>>1371491God only asks for those to repent; to do so is a choice that any thinking being can make.
>>1371491When in doubt, pray.What is origin of the malformed anyway? If they are created, it seems unlikely God would intend them to subsist on evil, especially if they are granted what seems like conscience which implies they have choice to do otherwise.What did they eat before they met people for first time?Assuming she's not just tricking us, but then why would she be telling us all this stuff.Regardless, this soul torture business will have to stop, one way or another.
>>1371587if the theory holds true, we need to encounter another Malformed Agent, But I think each one is 'tied' to a sin in terms of its actions. The first one we clearly lust in some fashion, to be wanton desires and give in. This one made everybody lazy and provided for thus being Sloth. If this is true, the odds of her lying to us are very fucking small, she'd have no reason too.
>>1371591I don't think she's lying. But the question is the age-old /tg/ topic of - can demon, a being of pure evil - be redeemed? What would they turn into, and how would they be able to survive if they need evil for that?Do intelligent malformed all have enough of a sapience (soul?) to have a conscience, or perhaps did she grow or absorb one when interfacing with the villagers over their neetboxes?
>>1371491I'm curious about the origin of the Malformed
>>1371491>"You seem fine...">Tousle her hair a bit.>"Hey, and who knows? We have a long journey ahead of us. Plenty of time to think...">Keep tousling it as you ponder.