Twitter: https://twitter.com/MercCommandArchive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Frontier%20Knight%20QuestStat List: https://pastebin.com/K2SwLBKfOther Quests: https://pastebin.com/TrNWfAkeYou are the TEMPLAR, a holy knight sent to clear the frontier of monsters and heresy!Currently, you have been politely asked by Princess Lucina to to help her "remove" some troublesome Oriental warriors that had been harassing her subjects. Warriors who were apparently searching for Niko, your most recent party member. Seemed like a good opportunity to remove two problems with a single strike. Your first target was the warrior designated "Spear", due to her weapon of choice. It was easy enough to find her, as her Oriental clothing made her stand out even among the multi-cultural melting pot of Eisenwand. You could already see she was wearing relatively light, segmented iron armor bound together with leather. Not nearly as hardy as your plate armor, but given the reach of the long spear she was carrying, she probably didn't need such levels of protection.So far, she wasn't aware of your presence, as she glared menacingly at everybody who passed by her.>A surprise attack would be the quickest.>Only an honorable duel would do.>Other
>>1768146>>Only an honorable duel would do.
>>1768146>Only an honorable duel would do.
>Only an honorable duel would do.
>>1768146>>Only an honorable duel would do.LOOK AT THE TIME NOW!
>>1768146You step out in front of Spear, your halberd drawn and ready. You make sure Spear sees you well and fully. She tilts her head curiously. "To draw your weapon... do you mean to challenge me?" She asks, more curious than angry. You nod. You swear you can hear Spear chuckle as she reverts to a battle stance."Then come at me, Templar." She challenges back. "I, Nobushi, shall be your opponent."Already, you could see the crowd clearing out to give you both enough space to battle in. You were both located in a market square, so there was ample space to move around. You do note that, instead of fleeing completely, most of the townsfolk have become spectators. A number of adventurers had stopped to observe as well.No matter, it would be a chance to prove the strength of the Black Templars. You focus on your opponent in front of you.That long spear of hers was going to be an issue. Her longer reach meant that she would likely get the first hit in on you. However, you had much tougher armor, so you figure you could afford to take a hit in order to get close.>Charge at Nobushi and force her to respond.>Try to bait Nobushi into committing to an attack.>Other
>>1768277I wonder what our group is doing right now. Is Nino making a new cute magic friend that's secretly a WITCH?
>>1768293>Charge at Nobushi and force her to respond.
>>1768293>>Try to bait Nobushi into committing to an attack.>>1768299>WitchWe better have a word with her parents.
>>1768293>>Charge at Nobushi and force her to respond
>Try to bait Nobushi into committing to an attack.
>>1768293>Charge at Nobushi and force her to respond.We really need to raise our stats.
>>1768293>Charge at Nobushi and force her to respond
>>1768293>>>Charge at Nobushi and force her to respond.
Rolled 4, 5, 15 = 24 (3d20)>>1768293You decide to charge at Nobushi, your halberd pointed forwards as you do so. You see Nobushi backstep to gain a bit more distance as she twirls her spear with an elegant grace. No doubt to throw off any attempt to predict her moves.>Roll 1d20+3
Rolled 6 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1768402
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1768402DEUS VULT
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1768402Simple PUNCH
Rolled 3 + 3 (1d20 + 3)>>1768402
>>1768402Nobushi suddenly stops twirling her spear and locks it into her grip, thrust forward with lightning speed. From the angle, you could already tell she was trying to aim for the gap in your armor under your armpit. You quickly shift your own stance, angling your torso so Nobushi's speartip instead glances off your chestplate. There's a screech of metal scratching against metal, but otherwise you don't feel a thing. You respond by jabbing the handle end of your halberd into Nobushi's chest, serving the dual purpose of knocking the wind out of her and forcing her back so that you can follow up with another swing. The hammer end of your halberd connects solidly with Nobushi's chestplate, the armor completely useless against the sheer blunt force.Nobushi is thrown back, her boots grinding against the pavestones as she skids to a stop. She briefly uses spear as a support stick to keep her on her feet as she tries to recover.The crowd remains silent. Possibly because they didn't quite know who to cheer for. >Follow up with another attack while she's weak.>Allow her to get breath back.>Other
>>1768446>>Allow her to get breath back.Plant the pommel and strike a cool guy pose while waiting for her
>>1768446>Allow her to get breath back.Templars are honorable folk dontcha know
>>1768446>>Allow her to get breath back.
>>1768446>Follow up with another attack while she's weak.
>>1768446>Follow up with another attack while she's weak
>>1768446>Allow her to get breath back.
>>1768446>>Allow her to get breath back
>>1768446You decide to hold back for a bit. It was unsporting to finish off an opponent in this situation. You note a few hushed murmurs among the crowd, though you're not sure if that was a good sign or not. Well, not as if you cared about their opinion, anyways.Nobushi finally manages to get back up to her feet. She gives you a silent but respectful nod as she readies herself. From her body language, you could tell she was preparing to go on the offensive. Well, you couldn't blame her. Considering the damage you dealt out, she wasn't going to win a battle of attrition at this point. You see her leap forward, her spear outstretched with one arm like an extension of it. It was obvious that she was putting as much forward momentum into her strike as possible. Intending to end this in one decisive blow, eh?>Stand your ground.>Dodge out of the way. >Attempt to parry.>Other
>>1768538>Attempt to parry.
>>1768538>>Attempt to parry.
>>1768538>>Dodge out of the way.
>>1768538>Attempt to parry.>"Attempt"Templar does not attempt, Templar does
>>1768538>Dodge out of the way.
Rolled 5, 17, 15 + 2 = 39 (3d20 + 2)>>1768538You ready your halberd, waiting for the perfect moment to parry Nobushi's lunge. This would require very precise timing...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1768626
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1768626
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1768626>>1768630I hope our team doesn't hear about this...
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1768626>>1768630Welp.
>>1768630Pretty sure we got a spare fate point.
>>1768630Uh oh!In addition to the 1, your current rolls aren't going to beat Nobushi. Do you want to spend a FATE POINT for a reroll? You currently have 3 points!>Y>N
>>1768648Not that using it will help us. a 17 is already tough to beat.
>>1768656>ySurely, this Luck cant hold
>>1768656>FATE POINT USED>2 points remain!All right, let's try that reroll, then!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1768716
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1768716
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1768716
>>1768716You try to use your halberd to bat Nobushi's spear aside, but the Oriental warrior had much finer weapon control than you, you had to admit. A flick of her wrist changes the position ever so slightly, enough that as the handle of your halberd clashes against the shaft of her spear, it instead deflects downwards and cuts your arm at the segmented joint on your elbow. It wasn't deep or life threatening, but it was certainly painful. With her damage done, Nobushi quickly pulls back, trying to get more distance. >Charge her to keep her off balance.>You need to get a better handle of her fighting style.>Other
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1768741>Charge her to keep her off balance.
>>1768741>You need to get a better handle of her fighting style.
>>1768741>Charge her to keep her off balance
>>1768741>Charge her to keep her off balance.
>>1768741>>Charge her to keep her off balance.
>>1768741>>You need to get a better handle of her fighting style.
>>1768741>Charge her to keep her off balance.We shouldn't let that blow go unanswered
>>1768767>>Charge her to keep her off balance.Defence wasn't working
Rolled 4, 14, 6 = 24 (3d20)>>1768741You decide that playing defense was not enough. You ignore the pain in your left arm and charge forward to pursue Nobushi. Nobushi stumbles a bit as she tries to get back into a defensive stance, caught off guard from you going on the offensive right away.>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 9 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1768783
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1768783
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1768783
Reminder that balloons are the best form of flight in fantasy.
>>1768783Nobushi tries to get into a defensive stance, but you drop your halberd and bat her spear away with your uninjured right arm. In this close, and with no momentum to power her weapon, the was nothing she could do. You continue forward, shoulder checking Nobushi and using your own sheer momentum to propel her directly into a nearby wall with a loud CRUNCH.Nobushi falls limp.There are gasps among the crowd and some sporadic applause. "Shameful display." You hear a grunt.You turn to see both Sword and Club already present, wearing similar segmented armor like Nobushi, but obviously much thicker and heavier. They were also wearing horned helms, making them seem very intimidating. "You fight well for a foreigner." Sword grunts."Still puny." Club growls. You notice he was absolutely massive, taller than even you. >Challenge Sword>Challenge Club>Convince them to leave.>Other
>>1768820How about a Dragon/Wyvern/Drake
>>1768829>>Challenge Club>>1768820>>1768830Those are pretty good, but I think there's a sort of hierarchy when it comes to airships.Floating stones and engines for FLYING FORTRESSES, Mobile HQs, and the capital shipsSails, and Rotors for light scout, and landing craftEngines, Sails, and Rotors for everything else.
>>1768829>Challenge Club>"You're a big guy"
>>1768829>Convince them to leave.
>>1768829You point to Sword, intending to challenge him to a duel. "You wish to challenge me?" Sword steps forward, hand on his sword hilt. "Then I, Ryoma shall be your opponent!"However, then pauses."Perhaps you would like to have that wound healed." He points to your cut arm. "I would hate to defeat an opponent who is not at his strongest."You flex your left arm a bit. It still hurt, but your arm was still responsive enough. >Perhaps you should get some healing.>Just a flesh wound.>Other
>>1768910>Perhaps you should get some healing.REE infection!
>>1768910>Just a flesh wound.
>>1768910>>Perhaps you should get some healing.
>>1768910>Perhaps you should get some healing.
>>1768910>>Perhaps you should get some healing.No point in turning down an honorable offer.
>>1768910>>Just a flesh wound.
>Just a flesh wound.We Stopping this momentum just for a small cut?
>>1768943Who'd we even ask for healing? Doesn't the church hate us and our partie's like an hour away>Just a flesh wound.
>>1768910>Just a flesh wound.TEMPLARS ARE UNBREAKABLE
>>1768910Well, you suppose you could look for some healing for this wound-"Honestly!" You freeze up when you hear that familiar, domineering voice. You turn to see Valentia stomping up, an annoyed expression on her face."I hear news of a Black Templar dueling with Oriental warriors in the streets, and I knew it had to be YOU." Valentia groans as she gives Ryoma and his companion a suspicious look. "And of course, you go and get yourself hurt."You hold your arm out to her. "What, you think that just because I'm a Paladin, I can just heal your little injury?" Valentia sighs.You nod. "Fine." Valentia grunts. "But in return, you let me fight his buddy."You pause."Can't let you have all the fun, right?" Valentia grins.>It's a deal.>You shouldn't get involved in this.>Other
>It's a deal.
>>1768964>>It's a deal.
>>1768964>>It's a deal.TAG TEAM DUEL! Prepare the Combination moves that we just made up on the fly!
>>1768964>>Otherrock paper scissors for it.
>>1768964>It's a deal.
>>1768964>Just a flesh wound.The princess gave the /Templar/ this missionNo outsiders
>>1768964>>It's a deal.>>1768970>Combination movesV: "I am NOT saying, "Sword and Rose Whirlwind" when we do it!!!
>>1768980>You shouldn't get involved in this.Damn it. Wrong vote
>>1768964>You shouldn't get involved in this.
>>1768964You nod. It's a deal."Glad that you agree!" Valentia smiles as she puts her palm over your wound. She closes her eyes and mutter something, and you can feel the healing light of Sol inject warmth into your body as the would heals."Done." Valentia nods and steps back. "Good luck with your duel, Templar!"You give her a thumb sup and turn to face Ryoma. His sword remains in its sheath, though his hand is still gripping it. He's in a very low, almost crouching stance as well."Are you ready, Templar?" Ryoma asks.You nod, getting your halberd ready. You had the reach advantage this time, but Niko warned you that Oriental swordsmen were quick and precise in their attacks...>Make the first attack.>See what he's planning.>Other
>>1769015>See what he's planning.
>>1769015>>Make the first attack.
>>1769015>>See what he's planning.
>>1769015>OtherFeint, close in and smash his chin with an upward stroke of our halberd.
>It's a deal.She helped heal us so this the least we can do in return.
>>1769015>>See what he's planning.fuckin quickdrawers
Rolled 18, 8, 10 = 36 (3d20)>>1769015You pause to see what he's planning, staying in a ready position. Ryoma still doesn't draw his sword, but you can see him inching forward every so slightly.What was he trying to do...>Roll 1d20+1
Rolled 16 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1769056
Rolled 2 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1769056Here goes
Rolled 7 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>1769056
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1769056
>>1769056And just like that, there's a flash of light as Ryoma draws his sword one lightning fast motion directly into a slashing attack. You barely have any time to react, raising your arm to block the sword strike. The curved sword strikes your armored forearm with a loud CLANG. Worryingly enough, you can feel the blade digging into your armor. Was it enchanted somehow?"Impressive, to have avoided a lethal blow." Ryoma notes as he pulls back. You quickly inspect your forearm, and note the large, clean break caused by the sword. It wouldn't be blocking any more blows in this state. Ryoma then transitions into a high stance, keeping his sword raised over his head with both arms, ready to swing down at any moment. He obviously was planning to put all his power into his next blow. >Your armor can handle it.>Try to bait him into attacking prematurely. >Attack low to knock him off balance.>Other
>>1769080>>Try to bait him into attacking prematurely.
>>1769080>Attack low to knock him off balance.
>>1769080>Try to bait him into attacking prematurely.
Rolled 11, 18, 16 + 1 = 46 (3d20 + 1)>>1769080You move forward rapidly in a feint to try and get Ryoma to attack prematurely and leave an opening for you. However, this all depended on whether Ryoma would fall for the feint in the first place.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1769109
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1769109Here it comes.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1769109
>>1769109Unfortunately, Ryoma does not take the bait, instead switching up his stance so his sword was lower quicker but less powerful attacks. He then takes the offensive, dashing forward at you. >Charge him back.>Stand your ground. >Dodge out of the way.>Other
>>1769133>>Stand your ground.
>>1769133>Charge him back.
>>1769133>Stand your ground. Should have better range on a halberd.
>>1769133>Stand your ground.
>>1769133>>Charge him back.
Rolled 10, 4, 7 = 21 (3d20)>>1769133You had the advantage in reach and defense. You were going to stand your ground and take this Oriental warrior's attack head on!>Roll 1d20+2
Rolled 15 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1769166
Rolled 2 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1769166
Rolled 5 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1769166
Rolled 18 + 2 (1d20 + 2)>>1769166
>>1769166Ryoma charges forward, his sword slashing out, obviously aiming for your neck. In response, you shift your stance, raising your right shoulder in the path of the blade. The foreign blade glances off your pauldron, leaving the foreign warrior vulnerable. >Hit him with the blunt end.>Hit him with the pointy end.>Use your fists.>Other
>>1769179>>Use your fists.
>>1769179>>Hit him with the blunt end.
>>1769179>>Use your HeadHEADBUTT
>>1769179>>Hit him with the pointy end.
>>1769179>OtherHeadbutt him, and while he's stunned, disarm him.
>>1769179>Hit him with the blunt end.
>>1769192Headbutt then pommel
>>1769185This. This is a dangerous fight, we could easily lose if we don't use our heads.
>>1769179You decide to put this Oriental armor to the test. One helmet to the other! You grab Ryoma's arms to keep him from being able to move away as you crane your head back and thrust it forward with full force...>Roll 1d20
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>1769204
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1769204
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1769204/dice+1d20
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1769204
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1769204HELM SPLITTER!
>>1769204Two helmets collide together like mighty titans. The sound of metal ringing echoes throughout the entire square. Fortunately, you were trained for these sorts of attacks, and your opponent evidently was not. Ryoma wobbles back and forth before falling down face first into the ground. How disappointing. And he had put up such a good fight, too. There was now some more cheering and applause at your victory. Maybe you were starting to win the crowd?"All right, it's my turn, then." Valentia grins as she steps forward, shield and sword ready. "Hmph. So the mighty Templar hides behind a little girl? How pathetic." Club grumbles as he lumbers forward. "Hey! I'm no little girl!" Valentia scowls. >Perhaps you should give Valentia some advice.>She should have learned enough by this point to handle herself.>Other
>>1769220>>She should have learned enough by this point to handle herself.
>>1769220>She should have learned enough by this point to handle herself.
>OtherEither give her a thumbs up or a head pat
>>1769220>>She should have learned enough by this point to handle herself.Promise is a Promise
>>1769220>Other>Banter back. Yes, through pantomime. Everyone's a little girl compared to him; he's a big guy.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1769220You just simply headpat the little Paladin as a form of encouragement.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1769233
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>1769233
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>1769233
>>1769234Looks like she's getting pumped up on this.
>>1769233You can almost swear you see Valentia smile, but she strides forward before you could be absolutely sure. The crowd universally cheers at the sight of Valentia, though. Paladins were just that much more popular among the general populace. Club seems to regard Valentia with disdain as he hefts his mighty weapon. Valentia, however, refuses to be intimidated and keeps her shield raised in a defensive posture."C'mon, big guy." Valentia grins. "To keep things fair I won't even use any of my magic!""Such insolence!" Club roars as he swings his club in a mighty lateral arc towards Valentia.Valentia raises her shield, but rather than try to take the full brunt of the attack head one, you see her crouch down and angle her shield. The club strikes Valentia's shield with a ear cracking THUNK, but bounces off thanks to the angle. Had she taken that blow head on, you were sure she'd have a broken arm. Thankfully, Valentia had learned a thing or two since you met her. While Club was still recovering, Valentia straightens back up and charges forward. She flips her sword so that she's gripping the blade instead of the handle and slides up in front of Club. She then jabs her sword upwards, smashing the pommel directly into the bottom of Club's chin, stunning him even further. Valentia then makes a quick followup attack, spinning around and crouching at the same time, driving the edge of her shield right into the side of Club's left knee. And the mighty giant falls. The crowd starts cheering wildly for Valentia as she stands back up. Looks like she has things handled here.>Stick around to congratulate her.>The job's done. No reason to stick around.>Other
>>1769244>>Stick around to congratulate her.more head pats
>>1769244>>Stick around to congratulate her.Clap.
>>1769244>Stick around to congratulate her.
>>1769244>>Stick around to congratulate her.with headpats
>>1769244>Stick around to congratulate her.Maybe our group is watching from the buildings?
>>1769244>>Stick around to congratulate her.
>>1769244Should we maybe call somebody for the three passed out foreigners
>>1769244>Stick around to congratulate her.A salute with the halberd should do.
>>1769244As the crowd cheers, the City Guard (finally) arrives to drag the knocked out warriors away. No doubt to be "politely" shown out of the gates. All according to Lucina's plan, you suppose. Valentia doesn't even wait to bask in her popularity, as the first thing she does is make her way up to you."So? You impressed?" Valentia grins, obviously in high spirits.You nod and give her a thumbs up."Not bad for a little girl, huh?" You nod again. Valentia is absolutely beaming when "Oh my, you two seem quite friendly with each other." Lucina says cheerfully as she walks up,."P-Prince-" Valentia yelps but is cut off by Lucina."Shhhh, I've put up a little spell to hide my presence. I wouldn't want to get caught up in this crowd, after all!" Lucina says pleasantly. "Excellent job, the two of you!""Wait..." Valentia pauses as she starts to put two and two together. "The Princess told you to pick a fight with those guys?!"You nod."Is that even legal?" Valentia turns back to Lucina."It is if nobody questions it." Lucina gives a pleasant yet also threatening smile. "You're fine with that, yes?""U-um of course." Valentia gulps."Mmmm, perhaps we should celebrate this little victory of ours?" Lucina grins. "I know a very nice establishment that doesn't water down their drinks and doesn't ask too many questions...""Ah, well..." Valentia hesitates and looks to you.>Sounds fun.>You really should be heading back.>Other
>>1769266>>Sounds fun.Princess TEA TIME! Can we have those cute little pastries with cream that are ridiculously overpriced, and be eaten with a single bite?
>>1769266>Sounds fun.>>1769267As many as we want!
>>1769266You shrug. Why not? Sounds fun."Then it's decided!" Lucina smiles brightly."Errr, well-" Valentia hesitates again, but can't protest with Lucina grabs her hand and drags her along."Don't worry, it'll be fun!" Lucina assures her. Lucina quickly leads the both of you through a few side alleys before arriving at an innocuous looking tavern seemingly tucked away in a forgotten corner of the city. Lucina opens the door and motions for you and Valentia to go in first."Yo!" Niko waves with a smile, already sitting at a table, filled with refreshments."This doesn't exactly seem very... royal." Valentia frowns."It's a little place I like to go to so I can get away from all that royal protocol." Lucina chuckles. "Don't worry, this place is perfectly safe!" "If you say so..." Valentia mumbles as she sits down, obviously feeling very out of place."Man, that was some pretty badass fighting!" Niko nods. "Taking out my big sis' goons like they were chumps!""I should've figured you were involved in this somehow." Valentia sighs. "Let me guess. She's what those jerks were looking for?""That's correct." Lucina confirms as she pours out some liquid into four cups. "And thanks to all your efforts, they won't be bothering us much anymore.""Is this... alcohol?" Valentia winces as she takes a sniff. "Royal stock." Lucina winks as she takes her own cup. "This seems like a proper occasion, doesn't it?">Bottom's up!>Perhaps this isn't the best time...>Other
>>1769278>Bottom's up!A Templar never refuses a drink from a lady
>>1769278>Bottom's up!Just hope this stays between us.Do we headpat the Princess?
>Perhaps this isn't the best time...
>>1769281>>1769281>headpat the PrincessThe King would have our head for touching her like that.
Isn't there a religious rule about not drinking?
Rolled 18, 13, 18 = 49 (3d20)>>1769278Well, you suppose it can't be helped if it's a request from the Princess...>Roll 1d20
>>1769289Yes. All booze is communion wine, and therefore must be savoured.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>1769294Bottom up
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1769294
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>1769294
>>1769294As you gulp it down, you find that this "Royal Stock" was actually very good. Strong, but good. And very smooth. Definitely a step above most other liquors you've had. Valentia coughs loudly in response to the strength of the drink. However, Lucina and Niko don't seem effected by it at all. In fact, they both giggle at Valentia showing the most discomfort. "Don't drink much in the Church, do ya?" Niko grins."N-no, no we don't." Valentia's cheeks redden, though you're not sure if it's from the alcohol or genuine embarrassment. "It's something Paladins don't think of doing very often.""Hmmmm, I seem to recall your father having a different view on that." Lucina smiles."Dad was always an odd one." Valentia grumbles. And so the little chitchat continues for a while more. Mostly just small talk among the girls as they catch up. Some stories about their home lives, what they're doing now. Simple matters like that.However, you couldn't say that you didn't enjoy yourself all the while.>And that's all for tonight! As always, next thread is next week, and don't forget KanColle on Friday!
>>1769311Thanks for running Merc.
>>1769311See you next time, boss.