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"Don't worry, I wont do anything to disturb your church... But now you got me curious", I say as my face grows more mischievous "What would you do to.. 'convert' me?"

"..."

Marianne becomes silent as I turn on the heat. She mouths at me, hesitant to talk.

"...lashing," she mumbled. Hiding it under her breath.

I tease her, acting as I didn't hear. "Sorry, Drilly, say again?"

"L-Lashing! Whipped until the skin is drenched in blood or when you comply-- I, didn't want to say after I thought of something...impure. It's, it's shameful. Utterly sinful!"

Marianne looks down, shameful at her words as she puts together her hands near her face. Acting in a girlish way that juxtaposed her appearance; the tall and proud woman now feeble at the heart, a damsel within her core.

"Aah, cute you are when you're whole demeanor changes to a fantasizing girl. I won't tell anybody what you said. Just between the two of us."

"..C-Can we move on then?" Marianne pleaded adorably.

"Very well~ I don't suppose that you can spar with me? I would like to know how to wield a sword as well as you do~"

Again, Marianne's head goes into deviancy, driving her in circles. "I don't understand."

> "What don't understand, Drilly? I just want to spar."
> "I'll make it clear. Beat me in physical combat and I'll do anything, love~"
> Other?/Write-in

Previous thread: >>2885309
Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Once+More+Another+Isekai

Fuuma "Nemo" Nagaro's status: https://pastebin.com/j89Sdf9T

--Gen. Rules--
Dice rolls are best of three
Please greentext your vote or write-in. This is an obligation but it helps.
Please don't use the side-stories to your advantage. Other than that I'm fine with you guys talking about them.

Add. info here: https://pastebin.com/u/ab1rd
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>>2897520
> "What don't understand, Drilly? I just want to spar. I think I could use the training, my stamina isnt the best, and it wouldnt hurt to get some martial experience"

Thread is live! Huzzah!
How old does Marianne look btw?
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>>2897546
supportin.
also curious on the age.
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>>2897546
Marianne's 20
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>>2897546
+1
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>>2897520
>>2897546
Yeah, this is fine. We haven't experience real human combat I think.
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>>2897520
>>2897546
>"Though I wouldn't object to a little bet, winner gets to tell the other to do something?" Getting real breathy at the end there, tonal whiplash for maximum effect!
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Oh sweet, you really upped the info in the pastebin! Man, tempered body seem nice

>>2897572
Heh, why not. I wonder if she has a chance to beat us though.. we have double her stats, all she got is combat experience, i wonder if that can make up for the gap
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>>2897520
>>2897572
Didn't actually wanted for the risk, but to hell that.
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>>2897546
>>2897552
>>2897564
>>2897569
>>2897572
>>2897577
>>2897637

"What don't understand, Drilly? I just want to spar. I think I could use the training. My stamina isn't the best, and it wouldn't hurt to get some martial experience."

I stop hovering over Marianne, letting her get up while she studies me. She was dumfounded; suspicious as I'm proven tricky.

"Sure. T-That'll be good. Will the training grounds do?"

"Hmm...Seems fine but what about the soldiers?"

"They should be out by now," Marianne assured. She goes to the door, freezing before she held the doorknob in a fit of worriment.. Looking back at me she opened it, watchful for anything I did. She sighed in relief, my previous actions taking a toll. "Follow me. I'll lead you down there."

"Great," I said, gathering Cheru and Yoksha. I pulled Fenrir's tail which instantly woke her up. She didn't have time to say anything as I dragged her on the ground.

To escape my rough handling she delve into my shadow. "What was that for, master?!"

"We're going with Drilly for a little spar between us. I also needed to dish out some punishment for being oblivious to your sister."

"Was it really my fault!"

"Yes, yes it was."

"Moo~ Fine!"

>(Cont.)
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>>2897643

At the headquarters' training grounds it was only Marianne and my company who were occupying it. I told Cheru to sit at the bench, leaving Yoshka and Fenrir with her for safety reasons. The sun's rays radiate warmth as it's high over the whole building and yard. It was a nice day out.

Stepping into an outline that cut out a decent amount of room on both of our sides, we get ready. Marianne has gone over the rules as this point; stop attacking if the opponent yields or is knocked unconscious, no destructive magic that'll harm the environment or spectators, and if either side crosses outside the white line it's their loss. Very basic.

Before the spar began I pitched a wager.

"Though I wouldn't object to a little bet, winner gets to tell the other to do something?" I say, getting real breathy at the end of my sentence.

"You sure?" Marianne said, taking my offer into account. The moment her eyes lit up was the moment I caught her. "If you lose you can't bail, Nemo."

"I agree. Shall we start?"

"Yes. The winner gets to tell the loser to do something, correct?"

I nod, confirming for her.

"Then it is."

Marianne and I get into a stance. Her sword unsheathed she started counting, my legs itching to move as she got closer to one.

"Three, two, one...GO!"

With a resounding shout she charged in with great speed at me, readying her blade in a unreadable way.

> Attack head-on (write-in)
> Defend (write-in)
> Restrain (write-in)
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2897697
>FUCKING DOOOOOOOODGE!
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>>2897697
>defend, try to learn something from this fight while looking for and opening for a grappling move

Her blessed child property makes sure we will have s hard time debuffing her.
Then again, we did come here to train physically, not for a cheap win
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>>2897697
>> Defend (write-in)
Dodge, then counter attack with a weak wind blade
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>>2897697
>> Defend (write-in)
>Do an amazing parry then attack with a kick in her stomach with a following approach to push her to the ground.
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>>2897697
Btw, im not sure what effect the stat difference will have, but if it becomes obvious that we can just overpower her with speed and strength, i dont wan to end it too quickly, we are here to learn and improve endurance & stamina after all
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>>2897697
> Defend (write-in)
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>>2897716
>>2897719
>>2897726
>>2897733
>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>2897737
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>2897737
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>2897737
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>>2897740
Why didn't you DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODGE?
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What "Mother's Line" in our bag do?
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>2897737
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>>2897756
Allow us to teleport to Cheru if she's in danger.
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Well, on the bright side, taking a beating means experience right..?

>>2897756
Teleport to Cheru necklace
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>>2897760
>>2897761
Ah, that's what the necklace, thanks.
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>>2897740
>>2897741
>>2897742
>7

Trying to attempt a dodge and counter-grapple, Marianne feinted a slash and bash me in the stomach. She then followed up with a another punch to the underside of my chin.

It pushed me a ways back without too much damage but I felt it. Not painful but felt it.

While I recovered, Marianne then casts a group of fire arrows. Sending them at my feet without any aim towards me, blasting them with torrent, along with mixing fire creation and water creating. A thick mist was produced in front of me, completely hiding the view of Marianne.

> Try to dispel the mist with air control
> Wait for Marianne's next strike and counter
> Wait for Marianne's next strike and dodge
> Run through the mist
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2897801
>> Wait for Marianne's next strike and counter
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>>2897801
>dispel with wind and make sure to move forward to stay away from the edge
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>>2897801
>> Wait for Marianne's next strike and counter
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>>2897801
>> Other?/Write-in
>Do [Faint Barrier I] and take some distance while
>> Try to dispel the mist with air control
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>>2897801
Switch from
>>2897810
To
>>2897819
But make sure to not get near the edge of the ring
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>>2897801
>>2897819
+1
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>>2897819
>>2897824
>>2897828
>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 91 (1d100)

>>2897851
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>2897851
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>2897851
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>2897851
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Rolled 1 (1d100)

>>2897851
WEW
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>2897851
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Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>2897852
>>2897853
woo thank god 91 wins
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Holy shit these rolls... glad this isnt an important fight
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>>2897864
>glad this isnt an important fight
We did a bet! We may as well become her toy or something. We gotta win.
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What was the crit rate again? 1-10 90-100?

>>2897878
Well it's really just our word, if it's something we truly dont want we can just disagree. It's just a bit of fun. Plus, we kinda owe her for standing up for us, so doing her a solid or playing along with something isnt that bad
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>>2897896
>She gonna say "Be my wife" Then she realized what she said and now hiding her face behind his hands kneeling about soldiers honor with a mix of wedding vows and imaginations with Nemo in bed. While we stand in front of her akwardly with Cheru growling in the corner because the knights have been peeking on our fight.

Ah good times.
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>>2897916
Im okay with this
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I just want Fuuma to become a Goddess of Greed.
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>>2897935
(A)greed, that is an interesting idea.. Probably a long road there though. We aint got stats anywhere near that yet.
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>>2897916
Personally, she'll probably try to wrangle some truths out of us. She probably wants to know our true history or something.
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>>2898180
Well if she wants sth we dont wanna give, we can just compromise and give something similar but acceptable
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>>2897852
>>2897853
>>2897855
>91

Protecting myself with faint barrier from further magic attacks I use air control to push the mist away, revealing Marianne. Mid dash I just dodged her thrust, kicking her with my knee. I then punch a blow on her shoulder, pushing her a ways back.

Marianne tried to get back in a proper stance but I closed the gap, forcing her to defend my self-restrained blows with shatter and rupture.

> Trip her
> Parry and grapple
> Take out Tusk of Searing
> Continue punching
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2898390
>> Parry and grapple
Time for wrestling moves we watched on tv when we were a kid. Or KINNIKUMAN!
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>>2898390
>parry and grapple
Ooh make sure not to hit her with rupture.
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>>2898390
>> Other?/Write-in
Grapple
Hold similar to that of a dance move where the dancers are very close.
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>>2898390
>> Parry and grapple
Don't hurt her too bad, though
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>>2898404
I dig it
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>>2898390
>> Parry and grapple
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>>2898402
>>2898403
>>2898411
>>2898419
>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 79 (1d100)

>>2898431
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>2898431
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Rolled 57 (1d100)

>>2898431
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>2898431
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>2898431
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Time for teases
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>>2898434
>>2898435
>>2898446
>79

During my offensive I switch it up a bit, slightly ducking and parrying a strike from Marianne. It staggers her, leaving her out in the open for me to grab a hold of her body.

I pulled her down, sandwiching her between my legs as she fights back to get me off.

> "Yield, Drilly?"
> "These hips can do more than just cushioning."
> "Having the time of your life down there?"
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2898463
>> "Having the time of your life down there?"
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>>2898463
> "Having the time of your life down there?"
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>>2898463
>> "Having the time of your life down there?"
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"Having the time of your life down there?" I teased, squishing my legs around Marianne's neck. But before she even gave an answer she tipped her upper body down, doing a somersault that threw me off balance.

"soft," Marianne muttered.

"Louder, Driller."

"It's soft!" Marianne repeated.

"Really, are they? I knew you could be honest~"

> "Yield, Drilly?"
> "These hips can do more than just cushioning."
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2898497
>"Yield, Drilly?"
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>>2898497
>> "Yield, Drilly?"
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>>2898497
>> "Yield, Drilly?"
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>>2898497
>"I gotta say, this position really suits you "
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>>2898497
>"Yield, Drilly?"
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>>2898497
>> "These hips can do more than just cushioning."
>> Other?/Write-in
>Just you wait when I win this match.
>> "Yield, Drilly?"
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>>2898503
>>2898505
>>2898508
>>2898516

"Yield, Drilly?"

Marianne smiled a toothy grin, "No, not yet. I'm still full of energy."

Grabbing my legs she rolls me over alongside her, freeing herself. Marianne then picks up her sword, lowering her arms and tilting the blade back into stance. Casting torrent, she shot out at me, colliding with my barrier.

> Roll 1d100
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>2898555
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>2898555
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Rolled 61 (1d100)

>>2898555
CROSS COUNTER TORRENT
>It became Tidal Wave (Team Tag Magic)
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I offer this roll as atonement for my previous failure
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>>2898558
>>2898559
>>2898560
>99

While my barrier took the brunt of Marianne's torrent, getting weaker by the constant attack, I cast my own as well.

Sprouting from a magic circle, another stream of water fought the opposing one. It was stronger, the pressure ripping through the other's as it goes to Marianne. Thankfully for her, she had enough time to dodge due to the effort against her spell.

> After her. A full assault
> Go defensive again
> Try to grapple her again
> Yield
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2898569
>> Other?/Write-in
Let's test out our sword play, cross blades using Tusk, no fire.
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>>2898569
>after her, full assault
Time for offence.
I hope she is up for more sparring after the winner has been settled

Would Shatter have been able to counter her torrent spell, or does it not qualify as a projectile?
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>>2898574
+1
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>>2898574
Supporting.
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>>2898574
Yeah sure, whip out some bladework while we are at it, then attack
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>>2898575
Torrent is making a stream of water so it won't be able to shatter. Something like fire arrow can be.
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>>2898584
Good to know
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>>2898574
>>2898576
>>2898579
>>2898580

"Dear! Could you reach into that bag for me and throw me the tusk?" I said, instructing Cheru. "Please hurry. But take your time, Mommy can wait!"

Not knowing much of what I'm saying, Yoshka pointed at my magic bag beside her using his tail. Cheru opened it, and to her amazement, felt around the void within the bag. She dug into it deeper, and with the help of Fenrir they both found the tusk sword. During the process, Cheru almost fell inside. Fenrir saving her narrowly by grabbing her ears.

"This Mommy?" Cheru says, waving the ebony sword.

"Yes dea-- Woah! That's not nice, Drilly."

Almost hitting me, Marianne gave me a piece of advice, "Look here, Nemo. An opponent who turns their backs are begging to have a blade stuck into them. Common knowledge."

I jump away from her, maintaining the gap between us. With a cute yelp, Cheru threw the sword in my general direction. Catching it, I raised it against Marianne's own.

"Let's see how I fare in swordplay. Never used one before."

Marianne's showed a bewildered face, but reverting back into a deep focus, "You're kidding?"

"Nope~! I don't know how sword work!"

And just like that I took the initiative, lunging at her with blade and blade. I had the upper hand as the tusk was light, allowing me to swing faster. But to Drilly's credit, she immediately went on the defensive, blocking me at every turn.

> Try to bash Marianne's head with the hilt
> Continue to attack and power through
> Try to trip her
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2898624
>> Other?/Write-in
Parry and hit her sword shoulder with the hilt
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>>2898624
>Feint and attack the sword arm
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>>2898624
> Continue to attack and power through
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>>2898624
Also
>"so, any idea what you will want if you win ?" While attacking
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>>2898624
>> Try to trip her
>> Other?/Write-in
>Once in the ground grab her with [Horrid Grasp] her 4 limbs, take her sword and stroke her body.
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>>2898624
>>2898655
But can we stroke her face in stead? While pinning her arms with our knees, and sitting on her chest.
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>>2898661
Hopefully an anon can elaborate even more, I like the progress.
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>>2898655
>>2898661
This
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>>2898655
>>2898661
>>2898672
>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>2898681
wew
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>2898681
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

>>2898681
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>>2898685
10/10 this is now a yuri quest. Not that i mind. When we will expect a lewdbin between these 2
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>>2898732
I'd rather this supposed relationship went slow regardless of how many crits we roll.
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>>2898685
>>2898692
>>2898703
>90

Sliding my leg forcefully to the side of hers, she trips on the ground while the sword she was handling clanged by her side. Marianne made an attempt to grab it back but I restrained her with horrid grasp. The amount of hands I had to make were many because of her strength that can easily over power just a few, a number of over six just for one arm.

All of her limbs were held down, the hands wrapping around her as she struggles to move.

I climb unto Marianne, placing my knees on her arms as well. Sitting down on her chest, the way I folded my legs made my thighs look thicker, attracting her eyes to them. Stroking her body, I make my hands slowly go up to her face as I feel her skin. She still tries to break free, but it was all futile.

> "Say 'I yield' and I'll make things more enjoyable~"
> "Eyes on my mask, Drilly."
> "Now about that bet."
> Other?/Write-in
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Going to sleep. Feel free to talk about stuff.
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>>2898750
>"Now about that bet."
>"I'm thinking a Maid's outfit would look good on you."
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>>2898750
> "Now about that bet."
> "Why don't you tell me what you would ask me to do? Spare NO details."
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>>2898750
>> "Eyes on my mask, Drilly."
I remembered this pic.
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>>2898750
>>2898772 this
>>2898767 and then this
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>>2898750
>> "Eyes on my mask, Drilly."
>> Other?/Write-in
>Take off the mask while slowly kiss her cheeks and move until reach her lips, kiss her softly there, put again the mask and
>>"Now about that bet."
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>>2898751
Also, thanks for running tonight QM. And for trying to work with us despite our collective derpage.
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>>2898796
I think we're a pretty normal crowd all things considered
Torture monsters, acquire cute things
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>>2898800
I was more referring to the fact that we've forgotten or overlooked something by pure accident or thought of some odd plan that worked out in the end by the seat of our pants.
I still enjoyed our past talks about slavery and the ideas on how to abolish it effectively without it turning into a complete shitshow.
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Whilst Marianne's eyes wonder to my legs I tap her on the forehead lightly to get her attention. "Eyes on my mask, Drilly."

She looks up to me but her eyes still take a glance now and then. "I..I yield."

"I think we both knew that, but I on the other hand want to enjoy myself a little more. Good thing the soldiers are out, right~?"

"What?!"

I take off my mask, letting the paralysis set in on Marianne's body. "Side dishes before the feast, as always, Drilly." I lean over, kissing her on the cheeks and progress my way slowly to her lips. And just like the time I was before the mage's guild, I wholeheartedly kiss mouth to mouth. I could hear Marianne's heartbeat drum crazily as I pour my passion in, a tempting honey; a deceptive poison.

Having my fill I pick up myself over her, putting on my mask in which Marianne could move again. I wasn't done there though. I shuffle back into position, knees over arms and hovering over her.

"Now about that bet."

"I-I thought that's what you wanted," Marianne said meekly; the lion now a kitten.

"Why don't you tell me what you would've ask me if you won? Please, spare no details."

At this point she doesn't have the mental endurance to think clearly, and under my submission she told me her plan. "...I wanted to..." she swallows her throat before moving on. "I...wanted you to be my...maid."

"Do elaborate, Drilly."

"I-I was thinking that if I won, I would..have you. A maid that works for my house and...me."

"You give an innocent reply but I hear something more, that isn't what you really want do you?"

Marianne hesitates again, "I..really wanted to--"

"--Aah, I guess we'll save it for later. Now about me~"

The knight sinks her head back, staring at me: my mask, my body, until I give an answer.

> "I'm thinking a maid's outfit would look good on you yourself."
> "Come back to my room in the night. Then I'll tell you more."
> "You know, I wonder what you looked like as a kid~"
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2899049
>"for now i'll save it. I havent actually thought of anything yet"

I kinda wanna meet her request of being a maid for her, if just for a day or so
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>>2899049
>"for now i'll save it. I haven't actually thought of anything yet"
>"I'll let you squirm a bit."
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>>2899097
I support this. Maybe have a slightly malicious/teasing laugh before
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>>2899088
>>2899097
Both are good. Just instead of being a full on maid, just act the part a bit for a day to watch her reactions.
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>>2899163
That could be nice too!
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>Marianne successfully developed a fetish. She wants to be bullied by a strong dominating woman.....like Nemo
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>>2899189
Marianne will become our first human worshipper.
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>>2899205
>Ahh~ Mistress Nemo please notice me.

Clearly I don't have that much imagination with girls love girls
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>>2899049
>> "Come back to my room in the night. Then I'll tell you more."
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So, any ideas what the favor should be guys? Im thinking something simple, like help us train or sth. Dunno tho, seems a bit uninspired. Im not opposed to use it to build a relationship with her either.
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>>2899251
I was thinking after lots of teasing, just ask her to go on a date.
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>>2899251
>>2899253
Why not ask for history and political lessons on the world?
It's something she might know since she's nobility. And if we know what happened before in the past, we might have new potential places of power to look into.
And never forget fellow anons, it took one plucky serb to set off WW1 by killing an Archduke.
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>>2899258
I mean that would be fine too.
As long as we don't ask for anything that she's not going to want to do. We don't wanna be "that guy"
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>>2899258
Fumma Nagano Bucket list
>Become a Queen
>Demon Queen is also included
>Lead an army to conquer a kingdom
>Bully Marriane
>Do whatever Alia wants to be done
>Gather monster children and set an orphanage full of cute girls and boys for queen to cuddle (fluffy ones are prioritized)
>Bully Marriane some more
>Kill slavemancer
>Waifu the other girls who got also isekai'd

I know most of these are very meta.
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>>2899258
Idk, doesn't sound like sth i would be all that interested in hearing..

>>2899278
A lot if this sounds nice. Idk about killing slavemancer, qm said he us standard isekai main guy, so I expect him to decent enough. We can agree on fucking slavers up in general though
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>>2899287
I think it was that he acted like a main character. Either way, we don’t like slaves. I’m thinking we should improve on Golemancy and shit
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>>2899258
I could get behind this. Let her think it's going to be something else, tell her to dress comfortably, then have her teach us and our little family history and current politics. She's going to be so confused.
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>>2899456
Im not hot for poltics, but im not against having some fun at her expense
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I want us to make some ridiculously innocent request. Like just asking her if we could go on a date. I understand our character might actually have been a bit of a pervert, and also enjoys the power she gets from making others flustered like this, but does she actually have any genuine romantic experience? How would a genuinr relationship here work?

I don't even know.
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>>2899049
>>2899097
>Other
Let's go for meal, must be around 1pm.
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>>2899258
I support this after having teased for a while. Something completely harmless while also learning a lot of potentially useful information. Also it creates a bit of the world. Right now all we know is that the demon king is threatening everyone, humans are trading slaves and fight the dk, demi-humans as far as i remember have their own kingdom... But we really don't know all too much
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>>2899088
>>2899097
>>2899139
>>2899163

"For now, I'll save it. I haven't thought of anything yet."

Marianne gave rest at me knowing that I have nothing planned for her.

"Could you release me?" she requested. "Our duel has been settled, right?"

I laugh maliciously, putting her short-lived relief to an end. "Yes, I'll let you up but only after you squirm for a bit."

"Huh?!"

Picking up myself up, I dust the dirt off my skirt while Marianne shook herself. As ever, the hands were steady and won't let go from her to which she called to me.

"Wait! At least help me up!"

"I could, I would, but this is much more fun don't you think, Drilly?"

"What part of watching me like this is fun? Could you dispel these hands?"

Again, Marianne tried her best to pick herself up, pushing an arm upwards but coming back down after losing stamina.

Cheru came over to me, leaving Fenrir and Yoshka and passing Marianne without a single thought. And, as she always does for some cute reason, grabbed on to my side. She leaned over from behind me when she wanted to talk, but if that's not the case she hides behind me, warming me heart.

"Are you hurt Mommy?" Cheru said out of concern.

"Mommy's a-okay, dear. How did I fare?"

Cheru shook her head side to side, "Mommy got hit. Cheru's scared."

I giggle, exceedingly different from my laugh towards Marianne. "So that's what you're worry about," patting the top of her head, "Don't worry, Mommy's strong. A few body blows won't take me down."

"Okay, Mommy."

Marianne called me once more, begging for my help.

"P-Please, Nemo. This is getting too cruel."

> "If only you tell me your deepest secret."
> "Call me master. Maybe also say how naughty of a knight you are."
> Release Marianne
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2900339
> "If only you tell me your deepest secret."
Unless she seem to genuinely dont like it, in that case free her and apologize for taking it too far
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>>2900339
> Release Marianne
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>>2900339
>> Other?/Write-in
>"I've heard kisses can remove curses."
>Lean in close to her.
>Release her.
>Walk away laughing.
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>>2900339
>>2900401
Supporting. Also go grab lunch and head to Mage Guild's Library or Adventure Guild.
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>>2900339
>Sigh Dramatically and release Marianne
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>>2900339
>>2900401
And she pulls us in for a kiss just after releasing her. Realising afterwards that we had already released the spell.
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>>2900401
>>2900416
>>2900517

I stood over Marianne who was waiting for me to do something. Plastered on the ground; looking down on her as she saw my smile under my mask.

"I've heard kisses can remove curses," I implied. "Want for round two, Drilly?"

Not talking back, her face expressed reconsideration. Then, a shy willingness.

"Fine," Marianne said, closing her eyes this time. "Just...get it over with."

Leaning down as she wished, I took off my mask for a quick second. Face to face, she could feel my breath, preparing for another. I didn't kiss her, just stayed like that as time killed her.

Thinking that's enough I put my mask on, releasing Marianne. She was confused; worked up distraughtly as she presented herself willing.

I started to leave the training grounds, gathering up my company. Waving a hand behind me I said good-bye to Marianne, "Excited are you? Well, see you later~"

She sat there, a hand on her chest to feel her heart. Thoroughly anxious, she reflected on herself.

"At least a little peck..." Marianne mumbled to herself without my knowledge. She then went red, "W-What am I saying?! It's impure, impure!"

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Leaving the Palad Order's headquarters, me and Cheru was presently wandering the upper district. Yoshka and Fenrir in their usual places.

> Find a place to eat. Hadn't ate breakfast today and might as well get use to the upper district.
> Go to the mage's guild. Wilbur is in for some news.
> Go to the adventurer's guild. Let's see how Qala's doing.
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2900524
>> Find a place to eat. Hadn't ate breakfast today and might as well get use to the upper district.
>> Go to the mage's guild. Wilbur is in for some news.
We gotta prepare a little to teach those kids and make more magic.
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>>2900524
>>2900528
+1
Dont remember who Wilbur is, but yeah a little prepping might be good
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>>2900533
Is the guy who tested our magic with the ball, also the one who invited us to teach at the academy.
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>>2900524
>>2900528
+1
>>
>>2900524
>> Find a place to eat. Hadn't ate breakfast today and might as well get use to the upper district.
We've got kids to feed. We'll do business after that
>>
Do we have an equivalent of WcDonalds here and buy 3 kids meal? Maybe buy Cheru a Doll?
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>>2900528
>>2900533
>>2900544

Looking for that cafe' Marianne took me that one time, I came across its doors with Cheru in hand. It was called "Cradle", as I looked on the polished sign while memorizing where this place was in the area.

The door rang with a silver bell, notifying a host to me. I asked for a table of three to which he gladly gave us. As both us took our seat he then told us that a waiter will be here shortly.

"Fen, take a seat, please," calling for her.

Fenrir's head peeked out from under the table. "Why, master?"

"Just so things feel complete. Nothing more to ask if I have two daughters with me," I sweetly said. "Come, Fen."

She just shrugged, crawling out of the table's shade. Fenrir didn't calculate the height of the woodwork, and with an audible bang she bumped the top of her head.. Eyes fled to our direction; a bunny demi-human and a woman wearing a mask. The people here in the cafe' soon turn face, ignoring us until further disturbance. Or maybe the hope that we'll leave faster. Their faces held a myriad of emotions, some of disgust while others chuckled at the foolish commoner. Either way, we stuck out as a sore thumb.

Fenrir made it into her seat at the same time the waiter came to the table. She took a gander at the bunny and wolf before remembering to do her job, taking our orders.

"Welcome, what would you like?" the female waiter greeted, a few seconds late.

I stared at the menu, browsing the choices. The portions are pretty huge when looking at the other tables so sharing it will offer enough for the four-ish of us.

> "Cake. Chocolate cake."
> "The honey glazed ham sandwiches."
> "The Upian fish salad."

>>2900591
The world isn't that downhill yet.
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>>2900595
>> "The honey glazed ham sandwiches."
For the 2 meat eaters, besides us.
And the fish salad sans fish for Cheru
And then cake for everyone afterwards.
No chocolate for the wolf.
Just in case
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>>2900595
>The world isn't that downhill yet
IT IS CLEAR, WE MUST INVENT MCDONALDS.

>>2900595
>"The honey glazed ham sandwiches."
Sammichies are delicious.
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>>2900595
>>2900600
+1
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>>2900601
Can't we just create a White Castle or Five Guys instead?
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>>2900607
If we are to be the Goddess of Greed then we must make our (garbage) fast food available to the lowest common denominator.
However I will conceed to Hardee's or Wendy's, never been to a White Castle or Five Guys sadly enough.
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>>2900600
>>2900601
>>2900602

"The honey-glazed ham sandwiches and a small plate of the fish salad, please."

"Okay, would you want anything drink?"

"Water is just fine."

"Good then. Your order will come shortly," the waiter said before leaving us, going to the kitchen.

During the wait we had each other's company. Cheru, who showed no emotion, looked around herself. Observing the clean linens and the luxury decorations. Fenrir however seemed offset at the moment, her nose twinging along with a twitch of her ear.

"Is something the matter, sister?" Yoshka asked her. "You seem wrong. You weren't like this a short second ago."

"I smell an elf," she says with a silent anger. "Not here but somewhere close by."

"Oh yes, you hate elves right? You told me that when we first met."

"If I wasn't stupider I would've chased to their territory or kingdom whatever for vengeance. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth that meat can't take away, master."

Yoshka elongated himself closer to Fenrir until his coils was only twice around my horn. "What is an elf doing here anyway. Could you tell us where he or she is?"

"Mommy," Cheru said, grabbing my attention. "What's an elf?"

> "Arrogant pretties with a complex towards anyone else who isn't them."
> "I don't know myself. What I do know is that they have long ears."
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2900682
>"I don't know myself. What I do know is that they have long ears."
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>>2900682
>Cheru, an elf has knife ears, slim noodly arms and legs and have very complex attitude whoever that isn't elf.
When we will find a good natured wood elf ranger who is an onee-chan archetype
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>>2900682
>> "I don't know myself. What I do know is that they have long ears."
>> Other?/Write-in
>>Your sister is more acknowledged on them.
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>>2900682
>"Depends what type of elf, and the elf themselves. Some are arrogant and have a complex towards non-elves, and some see themselves as guides through the world. They all have pointy ears though."
>>
>>2900682
>> Other?/Write-in
We'll let them speak for themselves.
>>
>>2900620
Just take over salt and add iodine in it as a health measure. bang! We make money and we're like ancient China with the salt monopoly.
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>>2900694
>>2900729

"I don't know, dear. Your sister is much more knowledgeable about them. What I do know is that they have pointy ears."

Cheru turns to Fenrir who's still in a heated state, "What's an elf?"

"An elf looks like a human," Fenrir pointed, showing the people in the cafe' as an example. "Unlike humans though, they're a bit more slim. And as master said, they have pointed ears. Their appearances aren't the important part, sister. It's the arrogant expression they carry around with them."

I look out the window, spectating the passersby. "Speaking of elves, do you know where they are? Like Yoksha said."

Yoksha recoiled, "Yeah, still wondering, sister."

"Hold on, I can smell the elf but not know where it is. I just know that it's somewhere near."

>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 10 (1d100)

>>2900767
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Rolled 89 (1d100)

>>2900767
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>2900767
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Rolled 66 (1d100)

>>2900767
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Rolled 3 (1d100)

>>2900767
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>>2900768
>>2900772
>>2900798
>10

Still gazing outside I admire the expertly crafted stonework of the buildings and statues. Neat and finely carved to a satisfying ratio.

In the streets were horses that carried highly valuable goods such as glassware and items from lands outside of the country. This place reflected its populace: the wealthy, the powerful, and ones of good connections. As noble as it was, it was full of color. A color that drowns out the grey from Earth.

The thought was ruined as I saw an elf walking along, long and slender as Fenrir described, the iconic pointed ears poking through her hair. She was well-dressed in a green garment and skirt that complimented her blonde hair.

Next to her was a person I didn't expect. Reigniting like a random forest fire, hostility grew towards the person. A petty hostility, only fueled by an old anger. It was Kita Ruijji beside her.

> Look away
> "Cheru dear, mind sitting on mommy's lap? I need a bit of love to calm down."
> Continue watching
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2900832
> Look away
> "Cheru dear, mind sitting on mommy's lap? I need a bit of love to calm down."
>>
>>2900832
> Other?/Write-in
Appraise

this should be like an automatic action
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>>2900832
>> "Cheru dear, mind sitting on mommy's lap? I need a bit of love to calm down."

Oh and appraise discretely
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>>2900832
>>2900835
>>2900837
>>2900838
Supporting
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>>2900838
This actually, I really need to get my head in the game.
>>
>>2900837
>>2900838
h*ck yeah dudes. Let's appraise this fuck boy, need to know how we fair against those nerds who got in with the kingdom. I think we might be a step ahead with the goddess of this world fixing our abilities but I'm not sure.
>>
>>2900838
Supporting

>>2900861
I don't know why but I get the feeling that Yalaboth (can't check because internet is being a shit) from the first thread gave us a step up over the rest of the chosen ones with [Selfish Me] because he figured that she'll make it even more broken and thus give us a efficient way for us to fuck over the rest of the competition.
Of course I can be wrong since we have yet to confirm that he has not done the same with the rest. But it's nice to hope.
>>
>>2900861
I'm not sure, I mean, we want to help the goddess but we just don't want to do it publicly like these glory seeking assholes are doing.
We'll be the knife in the dark type I guess? Doing little things like spying and figuring out behind scenes crap
Which reminds me, we still haven't said anything about who the Generals are and that Titania is being a gigantic treacherous bitch
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>>2900868
That's because we believed that it'll out us as one of the six or make them think even harder that we're a double agent for the enemy, either one will fuck us over even harder.
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>>2900837
Unless they have some sort of Appraisal alarm or something and it backfires. Let's not appraise them until we find ourselves unavoidably face to face with each other to avoid said circumstance.
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>>2900875
I do not believe they have, like, they're leaving the dream, why even bother to have one?

Also, do someone know if we can steal that cheat skill?
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>>2900835
>>2900837
>>2900838
>>2900845
>>2900867

I put every once of my being to push down that anger, focusing on appraising Ruiji discretely. Done, I move my head to not risk eye contact.
__________
Name: Kita Ruiji
Race/Species: Human

Status Ailments:
-empty-

Strength: 155
Speed: 210
Defense: 380
Magic: 385

Skills & Spells
[Appraise] [Slave Seal] [Empowering Connection] [Fire Resistance II] [Danger Sense] [Fire Arrow] [Combustion] [Water Arrow] [Water Creation] [Stone Needle] [Clay Earth] [Stone Shell] [Clean] [Wind Blade] [Whirlwind]

Titles
[Hero of the Collar] [Abnormal Attraction] [Female's Interest] [Deer Mother's Disdain]
__________

[Slave Seal]
- The user is able to forcefully contract a target, making the target a slave to the user.

__________

"Cheru dear, mind sitting on mommy's lap? I need a bit of love to calm down," I beckoned.

Pushing off of her seat she came to me, setting herself on me as I hug her for comfort. Cheru doesn't know why I asked for this but she didn't mind nor cared. We both only desired each other which put my heart at rest.

"Cheru's worried. Is something wrong? Did Cheru do something bad?"

> "No, dear. It's that I have some inner issues that needs mending."
> "You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings."
> Just continue to hug
> Other?/Write-in

Fuuma and her five classmate's cheat skills are part of their soul because of divinity shenanigans. We can't.
>>
>>2900889
> "You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings."

>>2900884
What appraisal alarm or detection? Hm, we could make something that could do the equivalent?
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>>2900889
> "You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings."
> Just continue to hug
> Vacate the area immediately and without drawing attention

No seriously, the longer we stick around, the greater the chance of them noticing us.
>>
>>2900894
This seems like a good idea if they were in the same building as we were, but they're just walking down the street outside of the shop we're in.
>>
>>2900901
We leave out the back.
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>>2900889
>> "You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings."
>> Other?/Write-in
>Sigh* I think I need to take care of my stress.
>>
>>2900889
>> Other?/Write-in
>steal [Fire Resistance II]

get burned dick
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>>2900894
That's even more unnatural, let's just enjoy the time in family, otherwise they may notice, especially with all those people around that see us as some weirdos.
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>>2900908
Oh damn son, we gotta grab that on our way out.
Either that or grab Danger Sense since that seems like a skill that can allow him to detect if something fucky has happened.
Supporting
>>
>>2900889
>> "No, dear. It's that I have some inner issues that needs mending."

We should distract Cheru and talk about school. She's going to be a big girl and learn to read and write
>>
>>2900913
Alright, I'll conceed.
I just hope that it doesn't give us away even quicker.
>>
>>2900908
>>2900914
Do we have steal right this instance? Why? What happens if he pieces together the weirdo in the mask did something to him as he passed by because were the most memorable thing ever.
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>>2900922
No, however nothing says that we can't do it at the last possible moment when he's the farthest away from us.
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>>2900926
https://pastebin.com/5VEHNWdy
He has dangerous sense

[Danger Sense]
- The user is able to sense an incoming attack, skill, or spell.
>>
>>2900935
So I WAS right in the fact that Danger Sense will give us way. Therefore it should be the FIRST thing to steal.
>>
I can't remember, why does Fuuma hate this guy so much?
>>
>>2900889
d*mn dude. We really need to get something like danger sense some time soon. That seems useful as fuck given we always roll bad in random encounters. Also, H*CK that dude is better than us in literally everything other than strength. We need to go out and just murder kill sh*t. WE NEED to go to the adventurer's guild and pick up the hardest sh*t we can find. Maybe that goblin cleanse thing we saw earlier and just dump all our points into attributes.
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>>2900941
Because he was basically a cockwaffle in his past life.
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>>2900942
Or we could just get more efficient in skills or get a variety of other stuff.
Remember we can make magical shit. Imagine us getting an army and supplying it with magical shit we created for it. He can't win against all of them if we hex them to be immune to his shit.
>>
>>2900889
>>2900935
>>2900938
>Steal [Danger Sense]
We already gave us away using Appraise, he fucking sensed that.
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>>2900946
That's definitely a valid plan, but getting exp is a good idea pretty much always.
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>>2900942
We hate him because he was a lazy unmotivated git. Who apparently really dreamed and wished to be isekai'ed into another world where he has super cool powers and have slaves and shit.

The first part of him being lazy and unmotivated doesn't bother me much personally. It's the second bit with being a super fan of isekai crap and having slave magic that gets my goat. Imagine you have the power to force anyone to be your slave through shenanigan powers and he absolutely loves the idea.
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>>2900942
yeah one other thing, we need, like, to know how to get danger sense too. that seems important. Since we can steal it but I don't think we can keep anything we steal indefinitely, though the pastebin seems to be ambiguous with how it defines the skill since we could technically just steal all his abilities and powers and keep them forever.
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>>2900947
Well, live and learn. We'll know now and we can brush it off by saying we were curious about so we sent a luck toggle hex on him. Heads, he would trip on his feet. It landed on tails so he didn't.
A harmless prank.
>>
>>2900947
All I'm hearing from this post is "Cops are already onto us, fucking go loud and steal as much shit as possible."

>>2900950
There's also the fact that his titles give him away as a wannabe casanova, combine that with the fact that his main god gift is the instant enslave skill and being a lazy jackass pretty much all but confirms that he's the type of person whom left to his own devices will immediately become a sort of degenerative tyrant akin to Caligula when the whole shine and "glory" of being in another world wears off.
>>
>>2900966
Flucticulus Diana!
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>>2900973
That shit be scary, don't joke about that.
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>>2900973
WHAT IS HAPPENING???
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>>2900948
Think there's a skill for more effective EXP gains? it's a staple of these things.
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>>2900988
We have one. It's bundle into our divinitas avaritia.
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>>2900992
>Flucticulus Diana!
Oh, thanks for pointing that out.
What about creating a training ground that builds golems to attack us in large numbers? Would that be classified as a threat and give us EXP? I want to try it some time.
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>>2900966
If we can steal skills from him though... doesn't that mean he could enslave us?
I think we need to make ourselves a unique hex. Let's call 'contract negotiation', it sort of modifies his power since I doubt we can negate it. He has to negotiate his enslavement power, and if he refuses it nulls and voids his ability on us. He could try again but he has to agree to negotiate and we can refuse it.
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>>2900999
I like this idea a lot. We really don't wanna be a slave to this guy.
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>>2900999
nice trips

Talking about hexs, I think we need a magic reflection kind of hex. Spells that are cast against us by users of a lower skill than us are sent back to the user instead or something.
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>>2900973
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EATVRRLCP6c
So QM, when is he gonna put a flower in a guy's asshole?


>>2900999
What we need is to devlop an ability that makes our spells unnegatable period.
Because all it takes is for one of these chucklefucks the idea of "Why don't we try and purify!"
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>>2900973
QM pls, don't do that!
>>
>TFW you read through the entire archive of the quest in a single day
Yeah I've been missing some good shit.
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>>2901011
>>2900984
>>2900975
WAIT A MINUTE GUYS!
>QM quotes the lines of a Noble Phantasm
>Gives us the ability to make magic items at will
>Magic is our strongest suit
>QM has used Fate/Stay Night image of Caster in OP

I figured it out! We don't JUST have to produce negotiation abilities to fuck with his godgift.
WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE RULE BREAKER!
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>>2901022
o shit
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>>2901022
Well, this is certainly a thing to come back to after work.
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>>2901022
Can that even be possible!? So we have to make it now!? Like.
>>2900889
>> Other?/Write-in
>Feeling my uneasiness I decided that that skill are you dangerous and he may detected me already, so I need to make an skill to destroy it
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>>2900893
>>2900907

>>2900908

>>2900918

>>2900947

>>2901030
>>
META WARNING:
So far our 5 heroes is
Hana Kotomine (Wants to go home badly)
Kita Ruiji (Lazy git who wants to stay)
Aiko Jakimura (heroic type doesn't want to go home)
Yuukito Homura (heroic type doesn't want to go home)
???? Hanazawa (have no idea what her first name is, also doesn't want to go home)

So I guess our hated Sakata Shiru died... or has been empowered but ended up with the demon lord. We will crush our hated bully one day.

NO MORE META

In any case, Nemo has at least identified one hero. Kita Ruiji. We should snoop around to know who else broke through. It seems like a pretty good idea now that we ran into one of our classmates.
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>>2900889
>> "You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings."
>>
The good thing is that we have the advantages of battle here. He doesn't know our location (even if we stand out a bit), we have appraised him and he can't. Gotta play clever from now on or we gonna get slaved.
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>>2901060
You bring up a very good point Anon.
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Rolled 5 (1d6)

>>2901035
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>>2901064
It seems we have majority for

>> "You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings."
3 votes
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"You didn't do anything bad, dear. I just seen something...undesirable for you, me, and your siblings," I said, hugging her body as she gets enveloped by me.

Cheru tilts her head, unaware of Ruiji's skill. God-- or Alia? Whatever. God knows what'll happen if he affected her. I can't risk to break her fragile mind. That leads to the question: what do I do right now? Stay, leave?

I look back at the window meticulously, both the elf girl and Ruiji stopped in their tracks. The elf girl looked taken aback when Ruiji told her something, hiding her surprise.

> Leave Cradle
> Stay
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2901075
>Keep calm and pretend like that you didn't jack that stereo system

Can't read my pokerface.
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>>2901075
Stay
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>>2901075
> Stay
We have a sandwich to eat. If they don't enter the restaurant we should be fine. Though if they do, we have bad luck and will need all our powers of lying and flying at the seat of our pants to get us through.
We'll be fine I think
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>>2901075
>> Other?/Write-in
Try to create an anti-slavery hex.
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>>2901075
>> Stay
We probably should make glasses so we don't have the mask on at all times.
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>>2901092
We have the blindfold but people voted to wear the mask.
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>>2901075
>> Stay
>> Other?/Write-in
>Can leave things as there are, not gonna have another opportunity to get rid of that looking dangerous skill, me and my family are in danger. So first I have to take that [Danger Sense] and quickly create something to deny or break that cheat skill!
>While still playing with cheru, gotta play the innocent part.
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>>2901075
> Stay
>>2901092
Missread as "Slay" and almost yelled no. That'd be a little much right now I think.
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>>2901108
The only thing we're "slaying" is Marianne's sexuality and rezzing her into the gay.
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>>2901083
>>2901085
>>2901092

I stay, deciding not to alarm us. Ruiji hasn't moved but is talking to the elf girl.

The waiter came with our food, setting it on the table, "Sorry for the wait ma'am, here's your food."

Fenrir dug in immediately, taking a few sandwiches for herself as she munched on them with a ravenous maw.

"Sweet!" she said with her mouthful. "It's meet but sweet!"

Yoshka takes a sandwich for himself, going on the table. "It's good. Not one for they taste of honey; I rather have blood glazed on the meat."

"Whatever you say chef," the wolf girl told Yoshka dubiously.

Cheru was delightfully eating the fish salad while in my lap. Her eyes twinklings as she hadn't ate anything this good before since last night.

I myself dared not to take one of the sandwiches. Ruiji's presence is overbearing and losing sight of him may be inimical.

>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>2901116
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>2901116
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>2901116
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>>2901116
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>>2901116
please dont notice us nothing to see here
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>>2901122
You have to save us, anon!!!
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>>2901122
Wew boy,here's hoping lazy boy doesn't come in
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>>2901114
She's going want to tie us up... or wants us to use our paralyzing gaze on her as we have our way with her. Either way, light bdsm ahoy!
>>
We need to Appraise the elf too, she might me dangerous too.
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>>2901156
For all intent the elf may purposefully enslaved but her thoughts are hers thereby she can freely convince or brainwash or even sway Ryuji or technically the other heroes on the other side.

Also don't trust elves.
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>>2901119
>>2901121
>>2901122
>77

Ruiji inspect the area around himself as does the elf. He then looks at my table through the window. At that moment, time stopped for me. What was he gonna do? Appraise me? I have a hex to counter that. Enter the cafe'? I doubt he'll want to make a commotion.

My mind panicked like a certain knight, watching his every move-- his every glance at the window.

And then he left, checking behind him now and then as he stared at me, Cheru, and Fenrir.

What bothered me was that he payed more attention to Cheru and Fen. Something in the back of my mind that was foreboding.

"Mommy? Not going to eat?" Cheru voiced, snapping me back into the present.

"Oh, uh, sorry dear," picking a sandwich from the already barren plate. "I was thinking too hard."

As I was gonna take a bite, Cheru held down my hand. "Cheru wants to feed Mommy."

I blinked once or twice before a smile melted on me. "Sure, dear," giving the sandwich to her.

She held it up with both of her hands, presenting it to me as I take a bite at a time. Finishing it, she hugged me shyly.

In response I petted her head, forgetting the anger and worry I have wrought on myself.

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Out of the cafe', we went towards the mage's store. This time, Fenrir stayed out for herself; her time within the cafe' grew her comfortable within the environment. There no sign of Ruiji or the elf, putting an end to my internal episode.

At the mage's guild, I ringed the receptionist for Wilbur. He came a while after, explaining that his duties got into the way but was happy to see me.

We moved from the central lobby and into the hall, entering an office. Each of us took a seat, Wilbur taking the one behind the professional desk.

"It's good to see you after a time," Wilbur greeted. "May I know why you've rung me? And who are those cute demi-humans of yours? I'm quite piqued."

> "My children. Adorable aren't they?"
> "I came to tell you that I'm gonna work at Lionheart now."
> Other?/Write-in

Gonna sleep, see you tomorrow. Feel free to talk and whatnot.
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>>2901160
>> "My children. Adorable aren't they?"
>> "I came to tell you that I'm gonna work at Lionheart now."
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I'll bet the reason he was looking more at Cheru and Fen was because they didn't have the hex that protected them from Appraise and thus was reading as much as he could from them.

The game is afoot, the hunters will know of our existence through our family and thus might come after them.


>>2901160
>"My children. Adorable aren't they?"
>"I came to tell you that I'm gonna work at Lionheart now."
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>>2901160
>> "My children. Adorable aren't they?"


> Other?/Write-in
>Quick, turn around see if anyone is watching us!
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>>2901160
>> "My children. Adorable aren't they?"
>> "I came to tell you that I'm gonna work at Lionheart now."
>> Other?/Write-in
>Would you mind teaching me a thing or two about that?
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>>2901167
I actually foreseen that and I was waiting for the moment to practice magic again the give them that hex, now this might be too late.
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>>2901160
>>2901170
learning to teach is a good idea.
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>>2901167
Next time we get a chance to practice magic i'm definitely voting to try and create something to prevent or weaken his slave magic.
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>>2901174
Technically it might not since we can still give them a more modified version of the hex that will hide anything new after the hex was implanted.
So that way they don't see anything new any time they try to appraise them.
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>>2901174
>>2901181
I will point out that it would be a extremely good idea for us to give all our family members the ability to essentially emergency teleport away from an area they might be currently in.
That way if Cheru or Fen get cornered they can still cheese it.
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We should appraise his slave ability, knowing is half the battle. Auto aim? Does it require touch? Can it be resisted? Does it have limits?
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On the other hand, i think our best defence against the heroes is being one of the good guys
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>>2901241
Or being a smiling harmless backstabber

get anti appraise and enslave hex, act slaved, then backstab
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So our goals in protecting ourself and our family from the others are:
1) make hexes to protect against tge slave magic most importantly
2) in our free time do some quests to raise our stats and learn new skills. Wouldn't want to be beaten
3) if possible learn a spell/make a hex that lets us and our family not only teleport to each other, but also generally out of a fight
4) optionally make a hex like the one fuuma already has for ren and cheru, though less effective now that they've probably already been appraised
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Is hex a divine ability? I think it is. Im not sure it can defend vs slave thing though
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>>2901241
>>2901244
Either way we should TRY to get along with or avoid them. Judging by our character so far though the getting along part will be... difficult, to say the least
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>>2901247
>>2901253
It's not, but man, what we can learn about this is that we have to max hex, so quest is the only way.
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>>2901253
Hex is a basic Dark Spell that can be acquired with Level 1 Dark Magic.
It's basic limits (more or less) are how many things we can put into a single hex and how strong the caster is.

>>2901241
>i think our best defense against the heroes is being one of the good guys
That's going to be easy on paper, hard in practice due to their personalities potentially going to go out of whack due to how the Titles work and how their powers may be abused.
The real question is not what but who will stop them. Since the Chosen 6 are basically godsent, have easily abusable abilities, but also still have their original personalities (which are basically bottom tier gutter trash for the most part or utterly mundane in that they have weak wills to not abuse their newfound station since they were pretty much randomly grabbed on what was basically a lark). Which will lead into a "Who watches the Watchmen?" situation. Because I'll bet that as this quest goes own, each of the six will start to acquire more and more titles which will fuck with their minds and personalities on a functional and moral level, which can end up making them be worse than the Demon Lord.
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Was there ever a stated reason for slavery just being an okay thing to do?
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If hex is a just dark spell, i dont believe it will work well against a divine ability.. Maybe if our magic stat is way higher than theirs?

I think we should act the good guy, but try to about the heroes - as an outcast we wont get along with them anyway

For starters, i say we need more exp

>>2901302
Prolly just a cultural thing
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Is it meta to try and just be civil to Ruiji, since Fuuma seems to have an innate dislike of him?
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>>2901323
No, she knew the other heroes from before, she knows what she thinks of them, and she knows they are powerful. It makes a lot if sense to be careful
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>>2901302
Normally slavery needs a reason to NOT be an okay thing to do.
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>>2901323
A mature dislike is fine.
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>>2901161
>>2901167
>>2901169
>>2901170

"My children. Adorable aren't they?" I say with pride.

"I didn't know you were mother. You look younger than one, hoho!" Wilbur laughed.

"Anyways, I came to tell you that I'm gonna work at Lionheart."

Wilbur's expression changed from jolly to a deep interest. "Hmm? Did you go there yourself? I certainly don't remember introducing you. Or maybe I did, I am getting old."

"No, I...Had an opportunity to teach there. Couldn't pass up the offer for a better job except for adventuring. Also need to support my kids of mine."

The old man scratched his beard. "I agree. A mother needs to care for their child someway or another. Working at the academy will give you a stable pay for your family. Two platinum coins after a month." Wilbur then coughed, his age taking affect. "Well, is there anything you want to tell me? I know you are not here just to give me news, you aren't that type of person I assume."

A weird creeping feeling latched onto the back of my mind, making me turn around behind me. Once, twice, I stayed watch, but faced back to WIlbur after my nerves were sedated.

"Please forgive me. I felt something off."

"It's okay. Resume, you were going to say something, no?"

I nod, "Would you mind teaching me a thing or two about teaching?"

"How so? In the context of giving lessons?"

"Yeah. As you can see for myself, I'm not experienced so."

"Advice? I can give you some pointers. What do you want to know?"

> "How are the students there?"
> "Do I just give a lecture? I'm becoming a magic combat instructor there so I don't think that's plausible."
> "Do I need to worry about bringing my daughter? I trust no one but myself to care for her and I think I'm authorized to bring her."
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2901491
> "How are the students there?"
> "Do I just give a lecture? I'm becoming a magic combat instructor there so I don't think that's plausible."
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>>2901491
> "Do I just give a lecture? I'm becoming a magic combat instructor there, so maybe you can give me some advice on how to teach? I only have a rough idea of what to do"

Would be kinda cute to bring Cheru..

So yeah. We really need an item or sth that gives us info on our surroundings.
I suggest enchanting one of our items to make it so that whenever someone looks at us, we know it.
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>>2901495
Supporting
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>>2901497
Adding i also wanna ask
>"How are the students here"
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>>2901491
>> "How are the students there?"
>> "Do I just give a lecture? I'm becoming a magic combat instructor there so I don't think that's plausible."
>> "Do I need to worry about bringing my daughter? I trust no one but myself to care for her and I think I'm authorized to bring her."
>> Other?/Write-in
>Use Appraise on our daughters and Wilbur, something makes me uneasy. Also take our map and localice kajin.
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>>2901491
>A weird creeping feeling latched onto the back of my mind, making me turn around behind me. Once, twice, I stayed watch, but faced back to WIlbur after my nerves were sedated.

So what the heck was that? I suppose we should check ourselves over later on. I wonder if Ruiji managed to get through our hex since he has a higher mana rating.
Or perhaps he tried and failed, got interested and tried to enslave us but failed.
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>>2901578
Mean to say Ruiji.
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>>2901495
>>2901497
>>2901503
>>2901499
>>2901578

"How are the students there?"

"Ah, the students, I told you little about them the last time you were here. The school is for nobles and wealthy houses so you should expect a little confrontation there; the children don't take lightly to those of a lower class teaching them, even if they're skilled in their own arts. Anything else to know, Nemo?" Wilbur added.

"I suppose you can tell me about teaching itself. Do I just give a lecture? I'm becoming a magic combat instructor there so I don't think that's plausible."

"It depends. Combat as a subject, from what I remember at my time there, was taught through real-time duels, practices, and such between students that was coordinated by the teacher; even at times, the teacher would ask a student to fight him or her. Ultimately, it's your decision on how you make them learn. Does make for a good excuse to put the young'un's behavior into shape too," Wilbur joked.

Listening to Wilbur, the feeling was still stuck at the back of my head. It was overbearing; fearing not for myself but Cheru and Fen. I appraised them on reflex, the paranoia commanding me.

__________
Name: Vengeur Fenrir
Race/Species: Dire Wolf

Status Ailments:
[Marking Hex of Obedience]
[Marking Hex of Human Transformation]
[Spirit Tracking] - !
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Name: Cheru
Race/Species: Rabbit Demi-human

Status Ailments:
[Marking Hex of Sanity]
[Marking Hex of Snow Foot]
[Spirit Tracking] - !
__________


The reveal horrified me. Was Ruiji tracking us? Following us? There was no spell or skill like that when I appraised him. Wait, the elf girl! She must've affected the two. But how?

> Leave "Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."
> Stay and ask one more question (write-in)
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2902134
>> Leave "Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."
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>>2902134
>> Leave "Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."
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>>2902134
>Leave "Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."

Oh boy, time to figure out how to remove horseshit from a stable.
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>>2902134
>Leave "Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."
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>>2902134
>> Leave "Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."
>> Other?/Write-in
>Let's meet another time.
>Head to the library. Also check us too with appraise. We don't have immunity to those skills.
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>>2902134
>appraise spirit tracking
>>2902197
+1
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>Listening to Wilbur, the feeling was still stuck at the back of my head. It was overbearing; fearing not for myself but Cheru and Fen. I appraised them on reflex, the paranoia commanding me.

Welp, it isn't really paranoia if it's justified. Maybe we can just put a hex that negates spirit tracking?
Should probably do this >>2902204
To know how it works.
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>>2902138
>>2902141
>>2902165
>>2902176
>>2902197
>>2902204

Interrupting Wilbur midway I excused myself.

"Wilbur, thanks for helping me with my questions. But I have to go now, there's something I have to take care of."

"Oh, I apologized. Must have held you here for long. Do go, you're free, Nemo," Wilbur smiled.

"Bye! Let's meet another time," I said, dragging the two demi-humans along.

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Inside the mage's guild library, I took refuge within the archaic aisles. Cheru explored the dusty shelves nearby, reading the backbone of the books but not pulling one out.

Appraising myself, I too saw that I was being tracked. The same text shown under my ailments heading.
__________
Name: Fuuma Nagaro (Nemo)
Race/Species: Human

Status Ailments:
[Evil Eye: Paralysis]
[Marking Hex of Waking]
[Marking Hex of Erasure]
[Spirit Tracking] - !
__________

[Spirit Tracking]
- The user tracks a target with the help of spirits.

__________

> Try to dispel with purify
> Use it to make Ruiji come to you
> Other?/Write-in
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>Use it to make Ruiji come to you.

He's going to confront us anyway, may as well be on our own terms.
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>>2902219
>attempt to dispel it. Next time we meet him, confront him and sternly tell him we dont appreciate being cast on. If dispel doesn't work, confront now.
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>>2902219
>> Try to dispel with purify
>> Other?/Write-in
Create 3 bangles that nullify slavery magic and, I dunno, a tail cap for Yoksha, with that and two of the bangles that also block appraisal.
Our Divinus Humanitas is at divine level, so it's better then trying to use a hex that's not, because chances are, his slave skill is above our Hexes.
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>>2902236
God point. I dont feel entirely confident though, his magic is higher lvl than ours..
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>>2902219
>Prepare yourself with hexes and items to counter his skills and magic. This includes your allies.
>Use it to make Ruiji come to you.

We meet on our terms if at all.
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>>2902219
>>2902248
+1. Dispel, enchant defensive items, then confront.
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>>2902248
+1
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>>2902231
>>2902248
>>2902253
>>2902256
>>2902242

I call for Fen and Cheru, letting me purify the tracking off of them. They were confused until I told them what was going on, Fenrir becoming ticked off about the elf and Yoshka getting surprised; covering his disbelief up with understanding as I explained the situation. Cheru herself didn't know what it meant but sensed something bad, huddling closer to me for comfort.

> Make or modify an item to resist slave seal
> Hex yourself and the rest to resist slave seal

> Additional hexes or item creation/modification (write-in)
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2902287
>Make two items to resist slave seal. Something that resists it that you can put on your person, and an item that breaks it if it's already been applied.
>Add hexes that make it hard for opponents to target you with attacks.
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>>2902287
>> Make or modify an item to resist slave seal
> Additional hexes or item creation/modification (write-in)
Try to make something to up all stats. Pills/other form of consumable item for a temporary but more potent effect if possible. If not, accessories for everyone.
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Do we still have the school uniform? If do we could could some cloth and enchant, that could tied around wrists or sth.

>>2902295
Wouldnt a general one be better? Something about mind affecting effects
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>>2902287
>> Additional hexes or item creation/modification (write-in)
>>2902295
>Also, and for real, make an item to teleport us to our inn's room, from there we will make some hex now that we are secured and finally go to adventure guild to take a subjugation quest.
>I'm really furious with those two, damn elf and pervert to aim for our family, they will pay for good.
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>>2902300
Yeah, I don't think it's going to be just called, a slave seal resist, more a contract magic resist, or mind control resist item.
>>2902314
Having a one-time use escape teleport item might be nice to learn how to make. Maybe not one time if we can manage it. We also don't know if they are actually aiming for our family. High chances they are, but also a small chance they just want to talk about us appraising them. Just keep your mind open.
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>>2902287
>>2902295
>Make two items to resist slave seal. Something that resists it that you can put on your person
This, but for control effects in general
+
The spiteful thoughts of
> >I'm really furious with those two, damn elf and pervert.. just when i was starting to have a good time..

>>2902323
I dont think they aim for our family either, but I aim to have our character be somewhat bitter and with a dislike for s lot if ppl, so I partially agree with the thought still
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>>2902329
>effects in general

Honestly, I spoke about this earlier. We should make something that dispels magic or reflects it back at the user.
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>>2902363
While it would be nice, im not sure such a catch all item would either be possible, or repel strong enough spells.. after all, if it worked, why not just make 2 items: one negates magic attacks, and one that negates physical ones..

On the other hand, it may be worth a try, i have just assumed it wouldnt be possible since i myself wouldnt allow it as a gm
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>>2902323
You do have a point, anon, though we must prepare for the worst. Also, the idea of that teleport item is to escape immediately so they don't get where we are.
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Too bad you guys didn't transfer the spirit tracking onto another person or thing somehow.
They would have been tracking another person for a little without realizing it wasn't us.
Or ask Wilbur for help and point out someone trying to spy on a fellow guild member so crassly
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>>2902435
I thought about Wilbur, but the situations was too unknown for me to take the risk. Also no need to cry over spilled milk, from now on we just have to move faster and dedicate time to research and stuff.
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>>2902287
Send a hex up the connection to the caster, see if he likes a taste of hair loss, or inability to look at breasts, or the sudden need to pee( uncontrollably so) whenever an intimate moment occurs.
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>>2902287

> Other?/Write-in
Can do we feedback on the spirit tracking, let's annoy the elf with some bell ringing noises for a minute or so.
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>>2902521
>sudden need to pee( uncontrollably so) whenever an intimate moment occurs.

I'll do you one even better.
>Whenever he gets physically aroused, his body will be wracked with pain akin to getting kicked in the nuts while having bad back pain
>Whenever he tries to actively command any of his slaves, it'll always sound like babbling to them, and writing them commands always looks like chicken scratch
>Whenever he attempts to woo someone, he'll fart, belch and sneeze at the worst possible moments of it
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>>2902531
Yes please.
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>>2902531
>>2902521
jesus this is worse than what we did to that orc
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>>2902538
why not? let's use our title of sadistic...its for the greater good.
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>>2902538
Well if you think about it, we are kinda a witch of a kind.
And if there's one thing that the old tales tell you. Is to never fuck with or piss a witch off.
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While i enjoy these malicious thoughts, i think it may be a good idea to not makes enemies of him yet, or any of the heroes for that matter
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>>2902538
He will learn not to cast magic on people willy nilly.
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>>2902541
>>2902542
it's just... has this fucker even done anything besides have slave magic and be lazy?
maybe he's chill?
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>>2902546
Is having slave magic not an immediate red flag?
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>>2902559
It means be cautious sure, it doesn't mean kill on sight or the like.
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Could we form a master, slave contract with ourselves, so he can't make us join one with him as we are already in one with ourself?
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>>2902559
I mean, logically, he's just like us. Fucked over by Yab, and he chose the "gift" he liked best. Hell, he might not have even gotten a choice. To be fair, theft magic isn't really so heroic either.
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>>2902546
QM said that he is your typical Isekai MC who has slave magic as his primary arsenal and you already know how many MC in Isekai that has slave magic did anything good? I think not although yes it is very bias because probably 100% of them are in r18+
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>>2902560
Here's something to think about.
Unless that someone has the specific resistance towards that type of magic. Assume that they can be enslaved. Especially royalty.

>>2902566
We at least can defend our choice as it does not take away free will and you can still make your own choices.
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>>2902575
There's still the chance that he's a decent enough guy to ask before he uses it?
That's probably just my wishful thinking.
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It's fine to be prepeared, im all for that, but dont go attacking him just yet, we dont wanna be am enemy of the heroes and kingdom..

So let's build what defensive measures we can, and see where it goes from there?
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Reaching into my bosom, I make something to counteract against Ruiji's power. One to resist him and one to break it.
__________
Created...

[Silver Shackle]
- A ring made of silver with a blue a swirling blue stone.
Effect
- Blue Clarity: Resist all magical effects towards the mind.
- Silvermen: Resist all magical effects that causes subservience.

[Revolution]
- A large dagger with an intangible blade. The blade itself is visible but fainting and wispy.
Effect
- Collar Brake: Strike any personage, destroying any magical effects that causes subservience.
- Materialize Change: Use mana to make the blade physical.

__________

Placing the new items aside on the table before me, I put my arm out from under my cloak. It was already marked, the whole forearm covered in black characters and up to the upper half.

I then started to cast myself with a hex. The symbols and characters now reaching to my shoulder...

> Hex effect (write-in)
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2902615
The hexes are kinda like magical tattoos?
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>>2902622
I kinda imagine it looks like the Black Scrawl Disease from NiER.
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>>2902615
>> Hex effect (write-in)
Reign in emotions and think clearly in any situation.
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>>2902615
>> Hex effect (write-in)
>A kind of Danger Sense and something that locate the source of incoming spells/skills/attacks.
>> Other?/Write-in
Create a object of one use that teleport us to a safe place, in this case, our inn's room.
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>>2902579
It's hard to determine. He was a stereotypical lazy harem protagonist type at our school but still somehow popular without putting that much effort in. Now in this world, he's still the same and has powers that are just super sketchy. In the vast majority isekai plots with similar protagonists and powers, the protagonists are extremely unpleasant or incredibly questionable despite authors and mangakas trying to shill the protag guy as super awesome and does nothing wrong ever. The resulting mess of a story is almost always X-rated and never pg13 in movie terms.
As a result, I am inherently wary of someone running around with enslaving powers. And let me tell you, there are a lot of terrible isekai plots in Japanese that have never been translated and I sincerely hope they never see the light of translation because they are the self insert fantasies of young Japanese men who don't realize that there are bucketloads of unfortunate implications in their writings.

Also remember, we're not exactly a nice girl or a saint ourselves.
We were one of those pushover types who never really pushed themselves out of depression, indolence and lack of confidence. Apparently one wracked with jealousy for more popular and active students because we wanted what they had but was too much of a pussy and coward to just try due to fear of failure or social anxiety.
Her terrible personality (and of course, the interpretation and decisions of players such as our selves) is coloring the perception of this guy.
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>>2902615
>> Hex effect (write-in)
Danger sense
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>>2902615
Wow, we're going to end up like the Nameless One if we keep up the tattooing/hexing on ourselves bit. We should probably work on getting innate immunities to avoid making our entire body a canvas.
Also it must look super odd on our kids to have so much hexing on them. Let's try not to go overboard.
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>>2902615
>Hex effect (write in)
>One to block appraisal and one to make us difficult to be targeted with attacks, skill, etc
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>>2902646
a hex to hide hex marks
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>>2902646
>Wow, we're going to end up like the Nameless One if we keep up the tattooing/hexing on ourselves bit.

>Nameless One

IN KNOWING THE TEACHINGS OF ZERTHIMON, I HAVE BECOME STRONGER.
You are now reading this in Dak'kon's voice
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>>2902657
hex to give more space for hexes somehow.
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>>2902615
>>2902642
+1 super simple and super handy

>>2902657
I think it looks cool though..
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>>2902685
i saw we keep the tattooes/hexes visible. It'll help disguise us a bit more from our classmates. I'm sure they don't remember us but as we change our look it'll make it harder for them to remember us.
Let's get some braiding in our hair!
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>>2902685
>I think it looks cool though..
Me too I was just being a smartass.
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>>2902646
I mean, I always thought that they just faded and only appeared when needed or when we're editing them, like with Danger Sense, it might faintly glow, or Anti-Faint, it'll flare up.
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>>2902676
Maybe we can refine our methods? Wrap them around our bones and organs rather than skin?
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We actually need to try putting the silver shackle on our little bunny.

I want to see if that takes away her craziness.
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>>2902694
So when we die, our bones will dispersed throughout the world as magical trinkets.
Kind of like the martyr/saint trade they had in past when Christians went wild with relics
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>>2902642
>>2902685

__________
Inflicted...

[Marking Hex of Danger Sense]
- The inflicted is able to sense an incoming attack, skill, or spell

_________

Ready with all the precautions against Ruiji, I told them plan. I'm going to go outside and use myself as bait to confront him and the elf. Possibly intentionally wander somewhere so the general populace won't see us if a fight breaks out. Of course, Yoksha and Fen met me with concern, but Cheru was of panic.

Cheru latched onto me like she always do with a saddened pout. "Don't go mommy. Cheru doesn't want you to get hurt. Please don't go! Please, please!"

> "write-in"
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>>2902728
>Calmly hug Cheru tightly
>"Cheru... If I don't do this, then more people might get hurt, you as well. And I don't want you to get hurt because of the actions of others. Especially mine if the people I am about to meet want to hurt you."

Yeah I got nothing.
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>>2902728
> "Don't worry pumpkin, I'm strong right? I'll come back to you, no matter what." Say this while lifting her necklace. "Mommy just needs to make sure something dangerous won't bother us later."
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>>2902742
>>Calmly hug Cheru tightly
>>"Cheru... If I don't do this, then more people might get hurt, you as well. And I don't want you to get hurt because of the actions of others. Especially mine if the people I am about to meet want to hurt you."
That write in is pretty good.
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>>2902728
>>2902742
>>2902743
Supporting and adding.
>if anything happens I can teleport to you with they key [Mother's Line], just trust your mother.
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>>2902728
>"Mommy just needs to make sure something dangerous won't bother us later." Also give her a loving kiss on the forehead
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I wonder, how does emancipation work in this world? Right now, Cheru is still in slave status. Does that mean if we bite it, she is rendered as property to be disposed of at the state's pleasure (which might be execution)?
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>>2902742
>>2902744
>>2902748

Crouching down, i hugged Cheru calmly, "Cheru... If I don't do this, then more people might get hurt. You as well. And I don't want you to get hurt because of the actions of others. Especially mine if the people I am about to meet want to hurt you." I then kissed her on the forehead, "Don't worry, dear. If anything happens I can come back to you with my necklace, just trust your mommy"

Cheru looked down on the corresponding lock that hung around her neck, pondering.

"Please, promise," the bunny said. "Mommy will come back...right?"

With a warm voice, I agreed. "I promise, dear. Forever together, like you've said."

We hugged for some time, parting as I'm ready to take leave. I checked my status again to see if I'm still being tracked; still there. Closing the window, I thought about who was going to stay and watch over Cheru for the time.

> Leave Fenrir with Cheru
> Leave Yoksha with Cheru
> Leave both Yoksha and Fenrr
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>>2902762
If we die, Cheru will be at the mercy of the state. Although, pray for Marianne or Olivia if it does happen.
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>>2902785
>Leave both Yoshka and Fenrir
I don’t believe we’ll be attacked in broad daylight
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>>2902785
>> Leave both Yoksha and Fenrr
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>>2902790
>I don’t believe we’ll be attacked in broad daylight
We're going to a deserted place, anon.
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>>2902785
>> Leave both Yoksha and Fenrr
I really want to take at least one, but don't wanna leave the other in a disadvantage.
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>>2902785
>> Leave Yoksha with Cheru
Have him comfort her in his human form
Fen can hide in our shadow
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>>2902785
>> Leave Yoksha with Cheru
We should probably leave/make some clothes for him.
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>>2902813
I think his human form had clothes on already because we crit that cast of hex?
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>>2902654
we already hexed ourselves not to be appraised back then before tracking Cheru
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>>2902833
Good thing too because our name would have outed us the moment someone clapped Appraisal on us.

Also, do we need to confront him right now? can't we try to just get the tracking spirit on someone else and let him go on a merry goosechase instead?
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>>2902785
>Leave both Yoksha and Fenrr
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>>2902836
"Confront" doesn't have to mean "fight."
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>>2902794
Even if we are attacked, we can just bamf back to Cheru if things get hairy
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>>2902785
>Leave both Yoksha and Fenrir
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>>2902790
>>2902792
>>2902798
>>2902839
>>2902845

"Yoksha, Fen, stay with Cheru, please. Brothers and sisters should stay together."

"Aye" said Yoksha, turning into his human form. "Wish you luck, master."

Fen was upset at my command but couldn't disobey. "Fine. Make sure to beat that elf up for me."

"Sure, if things force my hand."

"Yeah, yeah. Just leave sister to us, master."

"Thanks, Fen," I say, starting towards the door. "I'll be back soon. Wait for me, dear."

"bye, Mommy," called the bunny girl, meek in speech.

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Back outside, I start walking on my lonesome to get some distance from the guild. Chances are that Ruiji will come to me if I go somewhere secluded; I can feel it. I put on the silver ring and hid the ghostly knife under my coat. That's all I have on me, say for shatter and rupture which is braced on me presently. I left my bag with the kids so I it wouldn't get in the way or be damaged.

With a plan outlined I start to single myself out, heading into the backstreets of the upper district. They were cleaner than the ones at the lower district, weirdly well kept for a barren place even for the time of day. This place was perfect.

>Roll 1d100

Slit the goat and pray to the dice gods. Pray and lo there outcome!
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>2902848

nat 1!
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>>2902848

>>2902851
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>2902848
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>2902848
I'd say go fuck yourself Dice but I'm pretty sure you already do that when it gets boring enough.
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>>2902851
>>2902855
>>2902856
Oh dear Shub-Niggurath! Save us, you mother of us all!
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>>2902848
If this fail means that they don't appear at all because danger sense cancels the chance of a surprise attack then that means they'll be at where we left the others and we can teleport to their side.
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>2902848
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Rolled 47 (1d100)

>>2902848
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>>2902851
>>2902855
>>2902856
>9

Cruising down the empty path, my hex forewarned a projectile. Quickly, I dodged to the side, an arrow flinging across the air that punctured the pavement. The arrows itself then started to dissipate like magic, leaving no trace but the site of damage within the stone.

A person dropped from above the roof, catching me off guard, grabbing my arms behind me leaving me restrained. Ironic, this was suppose to be Marianne's position!

Within the light, the identity of the person was clear - it was the elf girl who was with Ruiji.

"Got her, master!" she yelled, a very, very familiar face running to where we were.

"Good job, Ellina," the young man complimented. "Now, that we've got you, I'd like to ask a couple of questions."

> "Go die in a ditch."
> "Everyone nowadays wants to ask of me. What makes you think that I'll answer?"
> "I'll humor you. Breaking free from knife ears isn't a problem."
> Stay silent
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2902881
>> Other?/Write-in
Appraise elf
Stab with Revolution
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>>2902851
Congratulations...we got enslaved.
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>>2902881
>>> "Everyone nowadays wants to ask of me. What makes you think that I'll answer?"
Also prepare to throw this bitch into Ruiji if need be.
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> Curse him with the mark of Amnesia.

Make him forget everything.
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>>2902881
>> Stay silent
>> Other?/Write-in
Wait until he get close to us and then break fucking free, use the goddammit [Horrid Grasp] and pierce his bloody heart with the dagger. If is necessary take off our mask.
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>>2902881
>> Stay silent
>Just give him the best resting bitch face we can with our mask.
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Don't we have 200 strength? How could someone hold our hands behind our back at all unless they are skilled at hand to hand and at least 150 or so?
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>>2902881
>”Not very Heroic to accost a woman in a back alley, but go on. Ask me anything.”
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>>2902906
Do we have mask off and eyes of paralyses on?
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>>2902908
Now that I think of it we didn't appraise the elf did we?
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>>2902912
We let her grapple us just to keep our cover, we don't want him to know we are also a "hero" from his world and take us "seriously".

We got the mask on. I think.
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>>2902910
>Mask off
No, cause he would have recognized us. Hell, he'll probably think we sound familiar due to our voice.
>Eyes of Paralysis
They are always on. The mask just blocks them. We should probably change them so we can turn that feature on or off.
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>>2902881
>> Other?/Write-in
Why can't people just knock at my door and just ask? Or make an appointment at Lionheart? I mean come on, just ask!
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>>2902881
> Stay Silent
>Get ready to break free and attack if he tries something.
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Reminder to everybody, pretty sure either we kill both of them or break their minds, cos if we take his ability they will know we're an enemy and persecutions will follow.
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>>2902915
Well I suppose if we play a weak mage type with no physical strength, that works too.
After all, he's not going to take us seriously since he's 'so much more powerful' than us.
I guess the grapple might work to our advantage to help us in the act?
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>>2902881
> Stay silent
>Appraise elf
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>>2902924
I suggest we just pretend we're a powerful adventurer type but not so powerful that they suspect we're one of the six heroes.
We play weak despite actually being pretty powerful and lull their expectations on what we can do.
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>all these people wanting to attack
Never throw the first punch my dog
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>>2902953
>Never throw the first punch my dog
Dude, they literally did, didn't you read that arrow?
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>>2902957
Imagine if we didn't have danger sense. That would have hurt. Seriously, could kill someone there. Why the heck do they think we'll answer questions honestly after they attacked us?
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>>2902896
>>2902906
>>2902923
>>2902929

__________
Name: Ellina
Race/Species: Elf

Status Ailments:
Slave Seal (Kita Ruiji)
Empowering Connection (Kita Ruiji)

Strength: 48 (+100)
Speed: 67 (+100)
Defense: 31 (+100)
Magic: 92 (+100)

Skills & Magic
[Arcadia Bow] [Wind Slash] [Water Creation] [Elven Spirit] [Forest Guide] [Root Spear] [Spirit Tracking]

Titles
[Slave of the Collar Hero] [ Second Princess of Sylvanus]

__________

"..."

"Not much of a talker, huh," the young man said. "Oh yeah, I'm Kita Ruiji."

Ruiji introduced himself as if I wasn't confined by the elf girl, or Ellina, if that's what he called her.

"Master, this person was the one we saw at the cafe', correct. Along with those two demi-human girls."

"Yeah, she is," Ruiji replied. He then asked me my identity, "Who are you?"

> "No one."
> Stay silent
> "Nemo."
> "Fuuma Nagaro."
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2902964
>> "Nemo."
Also appraise Empowering Connection
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>>2902881
>[Slave of the Collar Hero] [ Second Princess of Sylvanus]

How much do you wanna bet that her real self is locked away in the darkest corners of her own mind.
How much do you wanna bet that she is begging for death every single damn day.
Oh it would be a shaaaaame if someone were to free her.
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>>2902964
>Stay silent
Still that chance he can figure who we are by our voice.
Empowering connection giving the elf additional stats which means if we break the contract those stats go away. Which means that if we do attack our first move should be to remove that.
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>>2902964
>>2902967
What this guy said.
>>2902968
Oh boy, fun times ahead on that route.
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>>2902964
>> Stay silent
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>>2902964
>> Other?/Write-in
>Using all our force to take off the elf, let's take of our mask and stab the damn bastard don't end his link with the elf, in that moment the shock should paralysis her and then we give the final strike.
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>>2902964
>Empowering Connection (Kita Ruiji)
Steal this
hahahahahaha
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>>2902970
Weren't we kind of not well known in our class?
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>>2902980
We may not have been well known, but it wouldn't be a shock if we were noticed at one point or another.
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>>2902981
Recognizing someone you didn't know well by voice, through a mask, is pretty unlikely though.
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>>2902957
That wasn’t an attack to damage, my dog, it was to get us to move so we could be grabbed
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>>2902983
Of course, my cat, whatever you say.
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>>2902968
Yeah, but I'm also curious. We know the Demon Lord's army is going through Queen Titania's forest and she's a general. Are the elves under her rule and also working for the Demon Lord? Will things get more shit if we release her? Chances are, it might just be only a small minority, but I don't have a clue.
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>>2902986
Good point, in that case if a fight does come to pass just stealing empowering connection should be enough, at least until we figure out whether the elf princess is indeed working with the Demon Lord.
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>>2902986
There's always the possibility that she's allowing him to go through her lands as a way of saying "fuck you and the horse you rode in on" to the people that have enslaved her daughter.
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>>2902964
> "Nemo."

>[Slave of the Collar Hero] [ Second Princess of Sylvanus]
Got a feeling this is may be why the elf queen is allied with the demon lord.

On a side note, we forgot to appraise Yoshka for spirit tracking
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>>2902994
I think Yoshka was hidden/small at the time but if we get a chance we should check, yeah. Good catch.
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>>2902992
We would have to steal it from him cause he has the skill. Plus, it says any target and grows from bond, so it would be great for our family.
>>2902993
That is also another possibility. Probably has a deal with them to get her daughter back.

Also, just checked last thread, yep, Titania is the elf queen and Sylvanus is her kingdom so we have a choice. We can either kill her, or we send her back and get Titania to cut off with the Demon Lord, thus denying them another ally if that's what the deal is.
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>>2903003

Its that or the elf queen was allied with the demon lord anyways and this is a captive.
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>>2903008
It's a very pathetic captive, since she's still technically supporting the Demon Lord and shows no real signs of stopping.
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I think things are tied? So you anyone here that still hasn't voted needs to do so.
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>>2902967
>>2902975
>>2902994

"Nemo," I gave out, saying no more.

"Okay, Nemo. You're pretty strong. Tell me, what did you do to block appraise? There's barely anything if not nothing that can block the skill."

Again, I didn't say anything. Ruiji saw this, through the dense rock that is his head, and gave me a choice.

"You know, if you don't cooperate then I'll have to put a seal on you."

"Master, I think that's a bit too much," Ellina thought. "You can't just make people slaves all willy-nilly."

"Well, how else is she gonna talk? I can just command her once I put her under control," says to the elf. "C'mon, don't make things troublesome for the both of us."

> "Try me. You might see things difficult."
> "I hexed myself to block your appraisal."
> Stay silent
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2903014
>> Stay silent
>> Other?/Write-in
He got to get closer.
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>>2903014
>> Stay silent
Cone closer says the spider to the fly
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>>2903014
>> Other?/Write-in
"Tell her to back off and I might be more talkative."
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>>2903010
As in the queen herself?

The captive might be stopping the queen from taking overt action against the kingdom but that wont stop support. like allowing troops to pass through the elven kingdom or supplies.

>>2903014
> Other?/Write-in
"So let me get this straight. You admit that you think I'm strong. And your intention is make me your slave without provocation from me? Have you thought this through?"
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>>2903014
Seconding >>2903020
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>>2903014
> "Before I respond to any of your questions, why did you put one on that girl?"
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>>2903014
>>2903016
Changed mine to these.
>>2903020
>>2903025
Making sure we do the questions and avoid is.
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Also this :
>>2903020
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>>2903014
>I have an item that blocks any kind of magic
It's not technically a lie we can also say our job is Anti-Magic or Anti Mage also MAGIC SUCKS
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>>2903014
>>2903020
ALSO

Steal his slave skill.
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>>2903030
Did you just totally give us a way for him to get closer, take off our mask which allows us to paralyze him with Evil Eye?
Not even gonna lie, that's pretty clever.
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>>2903014
>Cock head slightly, "Are you sure that's wise?"
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>>2903038
Can't, it's soul bound, otherwise we would have already.
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>>2903038
I think we cant.

Anyways, with or without [Danger Sense] he will instantly notice since he can see his own stats
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>>2903046
>>2903047
Damn. Would have been nice to neuter him.
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>>2903020
>>2903023
>>2903026
>>2903029
>>2903038

"So let me get this straight. You admit that you think I'm strong and your intention is to make me your slave without provocation from me? Have you thought this through?"

Ruiji shrugs. "Whatever works. Besides, becoming my slave adds benefits. But still, you didn't answer my question, please."

> "write-in"
> Other
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>>2903049
>> "write-in"
"Get the right skill. Focus on blocking the appraisal enough times and you'll get it."
I'm grasping at straws here.
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>>2903049
>> "write-in"
"If you move my sleeve a bit your question will be answered."
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>>2903049

>Anti scrying artifacts. they are rare but not THAT rare.
>Being an incult and a moron arent good enough reasons to agress people.
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>>2903049
>> Other
>answer my question first
>"Why did you enslave the princess?"
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>>2903049
Hm. We could stay silent and bait him closer for an attack or tell him that our mask does it and if he tries to take it or otherwise paralyze him with our eye before attacking?
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>Enslave him instead
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>>2903058
This could get us our answers on where he stands sort of. So let's ask this then.
>>2903057
Being abrasive while doing so only seems in character
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>>2903049
>>2903058
Try this then first.
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>>2903049
>>2903058
Supporting.
> Other also
>Why are you so interested in me?
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>>2903058
>>2903070
>>2903073
>>2903057

"Answer my question first. Why did you enslave the princess?"

Ruiji didn't show any different emotion then apathy but Ellina behind me blurted out something key.

"H-How did you know?!" the elf said, silencing herself when she realized her mistake. "S-Sorry, Master"

"It's okay, Ellina," Ruiji assured. "All I'll say to you about that is that me and Ellina met each other when she was running away."

"Running away from where exactly?" I furthered.

"I won't tell. Maybe I will if I enslave you, but it's your turn to talk."

"Tch, anti-scrying artifacts are rare but not that rare. On a side note, being an incult and a moron aren't a good enough reason to aggress people."

"That's a lie," Ruji stated.

"...How so?"

"Looking at you, you only have clothes on you. Unless that mask is the artifact."

> "Why don't you take it off then?"
> "Fine. If you move my sleeve a bit your question will be answered."
> "Do you stare at a woman's body the first time you meet her?"
> Stay silent
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2903083
>> "Do you stare at a woman's body the first time you meet her?"
>"No wonder you had to enslave her."
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>>2903083
>> "Why don't you take it off then?"
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>>2903083
>”Do you stare at a woman’s body the first time you meet her?”
Then sigh and answer the question. We work hexes on ourself for protection. If he asks why lie about it, say that it’s natural to want nothing with some brute that accosts people in back alleys.
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>>2903083
>> Other?/Write-in
Laugh. "Lets just say whats on you can be stolen."
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>>2903083
>Do you stare at a woman's body the first time you meet her?
>And? What about it? Whaf if it is, hm?
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>>2903083
Seriously im grinding my teeth on how annoying this guy is. I can't wait to unleash armageddon on her starting by freeing the princess.
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>>2903083
>>2903086
>>2903090
>"What's IN you however... Implantation is not for everyone."
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>>2903083
> Other?/Write-in
>It's the mask, its why its a mask duh
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>>2903083
>>2903086
>>2903087
Support.
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>>2903083
>It's one but you are mistaken if you think it's the only artifact in my posession.
>Speaking of artifact and enslavement spells, i got a dagger in my bag that, I belive, could remove your seal.
>Why dont we try it on the princess and ask her if she really did accept or if you forced her ?
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>>2903086
>>2903089
>>2903091
>>2903094
>>2903100

"Do you stare at a woman's body the first time you meet her?"

"No, not on purpose. You look pretty good under that cloak when seeing closely though."

"No wonder you had to enslave her."

"You're wrong," Ellina interjected. "I owe a great debt to master. He isn't like that!"

Ruiji puts a hand under his chin as a interrogative gesture, looking me from top to bottom. "Prey's Guise, huh. Looks like I can analyze the stuff on you but not you yourself." He then puts his hands behind his head lazily, "You know, you sound awfully familiar...Mind if I take that mask off?"

> "Test your luck."
> "You dare to and I'll bite back."
> Stay silent
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2903107
>>2903090
>Telling the guy exactly what we have
C’mon son, we’re supposed to be AWARE of the anime tropes, not fall into them.
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>>2903110
>”For your sake, I wouldn’t take it off.”
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>>2903111
More of an implication of implantation.
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>>2903110
>"It would be extremely painful."
>"For You."


BANE GIVE US CRIT SUCCESSES AND LET THE FIRE RISE!
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>>2903110
>>2903115

YES.

Too late, this is now a go.
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>>2903113
+1
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>>2903110
> "Test your luck."
>Kick him in the balls at full power.
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>>2903110
>>2903115
damnit, this is way better than what I was going to say.
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>>2903115
+1
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>>2903119
>What is Danger Sense and higher Speed for 400 Alex?
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>>2903110
>>2903115
Was thinking the same, pls QM do us the favor!
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>>2903115
>>2903116
>>2903117
>>2903120
>>2903124
>>2903130

"It would be extremely painful....For you."

"We'll see about that," Ruiji said, his hand coming closer to my mask with the intent to take it off.

> Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
> Break free before he takes off the masl
> Let him take the mask off
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2903136
>> Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
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>>2903136
>> Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
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>>2903136
>> Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
Chances are, his danger sense will tell him not to as he starts to lift up the mask.
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>>2903136
> Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
Just checking, but are we using mark of obedience afterwards to make sure that he cuts the shit?
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>>2903136
>> Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
>> Other?/Write-in
>Break free in the moment he take it off and stab him so the empowered elf lose her strength,
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>>2903136
>> Break free before he takes off the masl
Gotta dodge becoming part of the hero squad. I don't wanna test out memory alteration magic....yet.
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>>2903136
>Let him take it off. The paralysis will do the job.
He's either going to listen to his danger sense and leave it on or ignore it and take it off.
Hopefully he's retarded enough to ignore it.
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>>2903137
>>2903138
>>2903140
>>2903141
>>2903142
>>2903145
>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 22 (1d100)

>>2903147
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Rolled 69 (1d100)

>>2903147
Come on Shub-Niggurath!!!
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>2903147
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>>2903149
Definitely above average, but is it enough? Who knows.
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>>2903149
How oddly appropriate for such a occasion
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Rolled 13 (1d100)

>>2903147
nat 100!
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>>2903150
Please, QM, we did nothing wrong.
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>>2903149
time to fuck him
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>Shub-Niggurath the Outer god of fucking
>69
She has a weird sense of humor.
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>>2903156
>>2903157
>>2903158
Will Marianne ever forgive us?
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>>2903159
He literally asked for it.
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Did we steal a skill yet? like his dangersense?
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>>2903147
I STILL ROLL AND YOU WILL LAUGHT AT THIS RESULT
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>>2903163
Goddamn anon, why couldn't you have rolled earlier?
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>>2903159
I can see it now
>Marianne walks in on us fucking eachother
>She channels the internal rage of a thousand /v/irgins to transform her vagina into a penis the size of a 203mm cannon
>She then rapes him to prove that "Whoever fucks my woman shall become my bitch!"
>The Elf gets none of it and has to stand there and watch as her master gets raped to near death
>Not even the 300+ defense will save him
Man that was a weird sight to see.
Yeah I think she'll forgive us.
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>>2903163
we could have used that 99 anon, now it's lost to us.
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>>2903163
Goddammit anon. Where you were when we needed you?
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>>2903168
When this Insight hits 99. You're gonna see some serious shit...

>>2903163
Much like his dice roll!
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>>2903165
It's even weirder when we're also fucking him with a magical penis.
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>>2903165
Y’all are fuckin weird
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>>2903171
Nah, we're just holding him down with our superior strength while also paralyzing him.
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>>2903148
>>2903149
>>2903150
>69

Taking off my mask he revealed my face, staring back at him with the hate I could muster. Ruiji himself was bewildered, his face showing a some emotion for once then just tiredness.

"Wait, you're that girl form the back of the class! Nagata? Nagamo?"

"It's Nagaro, dunce," insulting him, smiling sinisterly.

Ruji's eyes lit up, destroying his train of thought. "Ellina, push her down to the ground!"

On command, the elf chick slammed down to block my evil eye. I break free from her grip, not without getting my head slammed.

Pushing her off I then step back. But the time my vision cleared, Ruiji and Ellina disappeared from view.

My hex ticked, causing me to dodge a flurry of arrows in reflex that came from above. I snapped my neck towards the general direction only to get a second's glance of the elf's blonde hair going into cover from the roofftops.

"There was suppose to be six heroes that were summoned, Kotomine told us about that," Ruiji said above. "You should come with the rest."

> "Sorry, but I have something else in plan for myself."
> "That offer makes me want to work for the demon lord instead."
> "Go die in a ditch. If Homura said that then I'll at least take it into consideration."
> "Offer me something more desirable then I'll see if your "game" your party is playing is worth joining, scum."
> Say nothing and take chase
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2903175
>Steal everything from both of them. Now.
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>>2903175
>Say nothing and take chase

He's got nothing we want except his head on a pike and his body in a ditch.
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>>2903175
>> Other?/Write-in
"If you want me to join why are you trying to fucking attack me?!"
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>>2903176
YES
THIS!

SUPPORT!
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>>2903175
>Not a chance. I live for myself now.
>>2903176
That too.

We stared at him and our eyes didn't proc?
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>>2903176
>>2903177
Christ guys, we don't win this if it comes to a fight. He's stronger than us on his own and has a buffed-up companion.
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>>2903175
>>2903176
Go for it! We have not much time since that guy can sense danger, so let's go for the elf first!!!
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>>2903183
The ability that gives the huge buff to his companion can be stolen.
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>>2903183
>>2903175
Actually yea, lets just get out.

>port back
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>>2903175
>”Well, I didn’t. Don’t really have control over yourself when you die at the whims of God’s.”

Also >>2903178
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>>2903175
I'm confused though, he took off our mask and we stared right at him yet didn't get immediately paralyzed.
Does our eye take several seconds to being working or something?
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>>2903176
supporting
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>>2903186
We don't know that.
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>>2903193
Won't matter since we're attempting to take everything.
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>>2903176
>trying to Steal everything
>Our eyes can steal one thing from one person last I checked

Christ, y’all are asking to get bodied.
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>>2903191
elf dispelled it I think

he could still command verbally
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>>2903195
No I mean "we" as in "the players." That ability could be part of his divine gift and unable to be stolen. Or worse, stealing that could link us to him somehow.
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>>2903199
Well if that's the case then our own stealing gift can be more powerful.
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>>2903175
Seconding >>2903189
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>>2903199
Don't we have the shackle protecting us?
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We need to fall back or at least summon our children. We're not gonna have a good fight like this.
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>>2903205
Yeah, from slavery. But the name of the buff ability is called Empowering Connection. The wording makes it seem like a soul-link type thing but I'm just guessing.
>>2903207
I honestly think we shouldn't try to fight him at all. We could lose and become a slave, we could battle to a tie and then have an increasingly powerful enemy to deal with. Or we maybe we kill him but the gods get pissed and punish us for it.
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>>2903209
M8, no amount of trying to not fight is not changing the fact that the're still chucking shit at us.
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>>2903209
The nothing to gain everything to lose dilemma huh? I think we should at least convince/do enough to him to make it just not worth the trouble to come after us. That should be our goal here. Still need to fight since he's only been in the interrogate and attacking mood./
Plus our character really doesn't like him so she's not going to try to make nice either.
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>>2903209
Hex of obedience, paralysis poison, stunning noises and flashes, we don't have to kill him to fight and win.
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>>2903212
Which is why my write-in is asking why he's telling us to join WHILE shooting shit at us.
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>>2903214
We don't have to like him, we just have to get him to agree to a truce.
>>2903215
Defeating him non-lethally leaves an enemy, with a grudge against us.
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>>2903216
It's because he's dumb in that regard and has to rely on his danger sense and slaves to keep his ass out of the fire.

>>2903178
Eh fuck it I'll support it regardless of my own personal opinion.
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>>2903176
>>2903178
We can talk as we fight right?
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>>2903176
>>2903179
>>2903181
>>2903182
>>2903192

>>2903178
>>2903181
>>2903189
>>2903204

"If you want me to join then why are trying to fucking attack me?!" I shouted back. ”Summoned? Well I wasn't! Not like I have control over my own decision when we all died at the whims of a god!."

"I didn't expect you to be from the class. I don't know why you're so heated either, the others didn't make it but that's because they couldn't handle the divinity."

Crack

Those moment he told me that something...broke inside. It sounded sharp, like glass breaking. The fire...the screams...the pain when Yaldabaoth gave me powers....

This person...I remember why I hated him...

>"write-in"
>Roll 1d100 to take chase

>>2903191
Danger Sense reacted when the mask was taken off. Ruiji told Ellina to slam Fuuma to the ground to stop her from staring at him.
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Rolled 45 (1d100)

>>2903220
Hex of speed on us.
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>2903220
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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>2903220
>Laugh at the stupidity that this worthless excuse of a human being has become.
inb4 crit fail
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Rolled 20 (1d100)

>>2903220
I guess we’re chasing him then? Starting to lose it
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>>2903222
why this.
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>>2903217
The problem is that he's already been forceful in getting what he wants, I mean tracking someone, attacking them, and restraining them the moment they are alone to ask them who they are and why he can't appraise them. Does that sound like someone you can form some sort of mutual truce with?
That plus the fact our character isn't going to try very hard to get him to see reason and I don't see us forming a truce with him.
He really doesn't seem like he gives a shit about others.
>>2903220
And now we're auto chasing him because our character hates him so my point is proven to an extent that it doesn't matter what we the players want to reasonably settle things without conflict.
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Rolled 15 (1d100)

>>2903220
>>"write-in"
You will regret the moment you met me.
>>Roll 1d100 to take chase
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>>2903222
I can't even be mad at these dice anymore, it's just too exhausting.
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Jesus Christ, what's with the fucking dice.
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>>2903222
Shit.
Deleted my write-in because I didn't read correctly.
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>>2903225
>>2903227
My shame is beyond words.
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>>2903232
Not like it's unexpected the crit range is generous enough that crits or crit fails should be expected to happen at a regular basis.
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>>2903236
Think there's a skill to reduce the range of critical failure?
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>>2903239
That sounds far too meta. Would be a skill of the gods if anything. Unless something as simple as a hex of luck would do the trick.
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Random thing for me to point out while reading Rushit's stat page.
Despite having a superior magic stat. Rushit does not have Mana Control, which means that we'll have a easier time actually casting the magic than he will(outside of critfailing).
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>>2903242
Regardless, I'm tired, good night all, I hope the rolls are better tomorrow.

DON'T TELEPORT WHILE HE'S TOUCHING US. IT MIGHT BRING HIM ALONG.
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>>2903239
>>2903242
Not at all, if we have the skills that enhance our movement through decisions we can have in our throws +10 or +20.
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>>2903221
>>2903222
>>2903223
>6

"KehahahaHAHAHA!"

I laughed. Laughed because of how worthless of a human being is and how I am too. Everything in the past rushed past my eyes, not in a near-death experience but a recollection: My childhood, school-life, and here.

The others that were summoned with him may garner a different attitude from me but not Kita Ruiji.

Jumping up to the rooftop I gave chase to Ruiji and Ellina. I focused on keeping them in my view to paralyze them but they keep moving and taking cover. Rooftop to rooftop, alleyway to alleyway I chased while they shot at me with spells.

I followed them until I was in close view of the palace's wall; another backstreet. They were hiding somewhere but I don't know where.

"Combustion!"
"Root Spear!"


Out of nowhere, a massive sharpened root came out of the ground at me. I dodged it easily enough but I ran into the combustion blast, throwing me into a wall.

I felt Ruiji's spell. Out of all my time here he caused me mortal pain that I could feel. The heat and the magic power equivalent to mine. Checking myself, my clothes were singed with black spotting me all over. There was even a few burns on my skin.

> Heal yourself
> Take cover
> Continue chasing
> Other?/Write-in
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>>2903251
>> Take cover
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>>2903251
>Teleport out and heal once you've returned.
>Make an item or hex to remove Spirit tracking after

We can't stay we're close to the palace and he's a hero remember? Staying to fight at this point is foolish.
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>>2903251
>Take cover
>Teleport out

Even a parasite runs to it's fool's breast.

Regardless, it's just like I have foreseen. They will be on the prow and try to find us.
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>>2903251
>>2903256
>>2903258
I'd like to change my vote to be :
>Take cover
>Purify Spirit Tracking
>Teleport away
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>>2903261
Supporting
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>>2903251
>>Take cover
>>Teleport out

I think this is our out.

A hero of the nation just assaulted us with the intention of enslaving us. We should show up to the Knights in our current singed state and announce our withdrawal from the kingdom.
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>>2903263
I like your style Anon. We should bring this up when we have the chance. Bonus points if we fall into Marianna's arms while doing so.
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>>2903251
>> Take cover
>> Heal yourself
>> Other?/Write-in
Let's just teleport, even in our rage we still now how dangerous at that time is to keep going on.
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If we manage to get away safely we really need to grind xp. We should be able to outpace him with our double-xp gift if we stay out of the city and just slaughter monsters for a while.

Fucking captcha giving me blurry-ass images.
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>>2903266
We're still hit with spirit tracking, the'll know where we're at and we can heal when we're back at the mage's guild. Gotta get that tracking beacon off of us ASAP.
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>>2903253
>>2903255
>>2903256
>>2903258
>>2903261
>>2903262
>>2903263
>>2903266
>Roll 1d100
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>2903272
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Rolled 17 (1d100)

>>2903272
Welcome to die
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>2903272
Dear lord, help us.
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Rolled 99 (1d100)

>>2903272
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>>2903275
>>2903276
The Lord has heard your plea and thus has blessed you with a boon.
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>>2903275
Checked one last time before I actually went to sleep. All that worry and tension from before is gone. Thank you.
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>>2903276
>>2903275
Finally
(How do i roll guys, i want in on the fun too)
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>>2903283
dice+1d100 in the options. Don't test it out now, as perhaps you might get a good roll and that makes people mad.
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>2903283
In the Options section of the post, type in Dice+1d100.
This should provide you with a single D100 roll.
If you want different dice and amounts, merely change the numbers.
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>>2903275
SAVED!! ALIA WATCHES OVER US!!

Also she is a goddess anon you dont worship that jackass Yadalbaoth
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>>2903283
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>>2903286
>Implying he's not the nigga in charge of the dice.
I admire your hope Anon.
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>>2903286
It's okey, anon, my god/goddess is Vaermina.
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Rolled 63 (1d100)

>>2903287
>>2903284
>>2903285
Thank guys!
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>>2903293
NP Anon, the more the merrier!
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Think we could make a hex to temper our emotions and promote cold, logical thinking in stressful situations?
Might help Fuuma not crack like that anymore.
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>>2903296
so turn this into an Overlord quest?
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>>2903296
You know what would also be a neat spell to learn?
A spell that acts like ablative armor.
So that way it absorbs any attempt at purifying or curses and dispels it.
Also literally any post 5 power from OWOD will work too.
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>>2903273
>>2903274
>>2903275
>94

Groaning, I drag myself to cover while arrows ripped through the air. I was still fast enough to dodge them, enabling me to hide behind a narrow alley. Hastily, I healed myself, then purified to get rid of the tracking on me.

The battle isn't in my favor. As I thought that I heard footsteps running down my direction. Grabbing the key necklace around my neck I teleported away, ending the confrontation.

I was back at the library, Yoksha and Fen in awe by my sudden appearance. Cheru flew at me, delivering me a rejuvenating glomp.

"What happened, master!" Yoksha came, still in his human form. "Where did the singes came from?"

Fen, joined along, "Dammit elves. Looks like you got into trouble."

"I-I'm fine," I said. "It was a bit rough."

My attention was taken by Cheru, returning her love as she gave to me. The cold, office air of the library cooled the burns as well as my little bunny girl.

I was sleepy. Tired. Felt like I'm going to black out.

"Mommy, are you okay?" Cheru says upon my drained complexion.

> "I'm fine, dear. I just need to...sleep."
> Just Sleep
> "write-in" then sleep
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>>2903302
>> "write-in" then sleep
"Fen, Yo, I'm about to pass out. Carry me and lead Cheru somewhere safe."
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>"write-in" then sleep
>If we haven't purifed them of the spirit tracking, do so now. If we already have, then ask Fen and Yok to take both us and Cheru to a safe place.
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>>2903302
> Appraise Yoshka to see if he got tracking from before
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On a entirely different front.
I think Dark Magic when upgraded will lead to stronger curses and the like.
Which means we can hit people with curses of weakening and curses that affect their EXP gains.
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>>2903302
>> "write-in" then sleep
>Yo, Fen, you take upon us and call for Wilbur, he's the only who can help us now.
>Passed out.
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>>2903307
I checked that myself. We have. It's time to go to sleep.
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>>2903305
This and open skill panel, we havent update our skill for a while now.
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>>2903317
We still only have the 5 EXP since we didn't really get any proper training done with Drilly.
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>>2903305
>This

On a different note, this fucker's gonna die by our hand. Even if it takes 50 threads, i want him dead
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>>2903318
Then guess it's time to lift. We're getting powercreeped pretty bad.
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>>2903318
>>2903322
Agreed. We need a mix of physical and magical skills, and it seems physical skills only develop the old-fashioned way rather than being bought with xp.
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>>2903326
Something to note is that while a person can attack with two different types of damage their is only one defense stat that covers both. So pure damage against him that focuses on defense isn't the way to go. Taking advantage of his weaker strength and agility to toss him around with our attacks would be best, but given that he's a slave user he'd have people to cover him that way. So estoric means are the way to go, at least until he begins focusing on resistances to things like that.
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>>2903329
So in short, we better make damn sure that our plans will put him in the grave in one go and fast.
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>>2903305
>>2903307
>>2903309
>>2903312
>>2903317
>>2903320

__________
Name: Yoksha
Race/Species: Wyrm

Status Ailments:
[Marking Hex of Obedience]
[Marking Hex of Size Transformation (wyrm only)]
[Marking Hex of Human Transformation]

__________

Double-checking that Yoksha wasn't affected with spirit tracking, my conscious then started to drift.

"Yoksha, Fen. Could you carry me and Cheru somewhere safe, please?"

"Why?" Yoksha questioned. But at that moment, I blacked out.

...

...

"Mommy?! Mommy?! Wake up! Wake up!"

...

...

As if I was in a cave, the faint plead of Cheru echoed in the blackness. I was sinking, letting my body rest and forgetting everything for the moment. My mind was weary, fading in and out between sleep. It was a comfortable limbo, calling my already closed eyes to fall. Just the darkness, the faint sounds of the outside, and my breathing...

"Forever and ever Cheru. I won't forget~ Mommy's just tired.

--------------------

Side-story
Nariko Hanazawa's POV


Training in the private area of the palace, I had a duel against Jakimura. No matter how much I tried to strike, counter-strike, parry, or feint, she would always come back with a maneuver that would put me in a bad position.

"You've improved, Hanazawa. Faster than last time!" Jakimura complimented.

Undeterred, I remain constant in my assault, "Just goes to show how much I'm catching up!"

"Yeah. At this pace, we'll defeat the demon king! Fight on!"

When we were all summoned, my initial thought was to get back home. Kotomine felt that way as well, and up till now she holed herself into the library, researching a way back to Earth. She was more determined that any of us, not getting out of that place unless for food or when we were in need

My outlook on the whole situation changed however when Homura took the reigns and became the leader of our party. The Heroes party. Since then, battle after battle against the demon king's army was a win, and my want to go back home disappeared. Now I'm staying here to fight for Pildadium and humanity. As for going back home, I still want to. But I feel like helping the people here is more important right now; though that may be Homura's influence.

Jakimura dodged my sword strike, punting her blade against mine to throw it aside. I tried to move my hand but I wasn't fast enough, tripping myself in the process.

She gave a hand to me, pulling me up from the ground. "Good job! Almost got me."

I laughed awkwardly, "Next time I'll beat you for sure."

Aiko Jakimura was beauty. Even here or at class she would leave the men breathless, getting one confession to another. Nonetheless, she turned them all down, saying 'I'm waiting for the one I truly love'. On paper, it sounds cheesy but she's genuine.

"Hey, isn't that Ruiji?" Jakimura says while looking at the opposite direction. "Ruiji, Ellina, did something happen?"

>(Cont.)
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>>2903336

"Master and I encountered a person who proved difficult. We got into a fight but eventually lost her," spoke Ellina while we came up to them.

"Did Ruiji do something stupid again?" I said undirectly towards him. "Those eyes must've been ogling at a woman. Must've lost as well."

"I guess you can say that," Ruiji said, scratching the back of his head. He then asked us of something that Kotomine told us yesterday. "Kotomine did say that there was suppose to be six heroes here?"

"That's right," Jakimura confirmed.

Ruiji went quiet for a second, unlike him.

"...Do you know a girl named Nagaro?"

Nagoro? Ah, isn't it that girl from the back of the class? Barely remembered her since she rarely spoke. She had long hair, longer than Jakimura's even which was a little disheveled; her appearance was pretty attractive in my book but she would never "use" it you know? Always wore a long skirt and stuff, different from the short skirts most of the girls had.

Jakimura thought about it, perplexed, "Nagaro? No, I don't think so."

"I know her-- well, remember her. Fuuma Nagaro is her full name," I interjected.

"Wow, didn't think you would know."

"What do you mean by that!" I said angrily.

"Calm down. Anyway, the person Ellina mentioned that we fought was her. She wore this cloak made out of a bear and a weird mask."

"So you mean that the sixth hero was her? No, scratch that, was it even her?" I told Ruiji.

"There was no doubt about it. i remember her face since her quietness left a lasting impression. Some of our classmates even joked about her being a ghost."

"I get why you're telling us but you seem to be thinking of something else," guessed Jakimura.

"Well, to continue on, it was like she was a different person. Her eyes were full of life - the bad kind I suppose. She even laughed maniacally. And the way she spoke was pretty beguiling too, like she was playing around."

"That sounds way too different than Fuuma Nagaro, are you sure it was someone else?" I refuted.

"It really was her. Ain't lying," Ruiji reassured.

"If what Ruiji said was true then we need to tell everyone else about it," Jakimura suggested.

The rest of us agreed as well, Ellina speaking up, "Master had complication appraising her, like something blocking it."

"A power maybe?" I said.

"Maybe. But we'll need to follow what Jakimura said. Nagaro may be dangerous on her own and might need multiple of us to take her down."

"Well what are we waiting for, let's go!" I pushed. "Maybe Kotomine will know more."

Side-Story end

Gonna sleep, feel free to talk and stuff.
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Wretched wastes of life.
What is there to be said?

With that We will need to devlop anti-scrying magic that is NOT hex based. We're relying too much on it like a crutch.
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Also, we need to create a memory sphere that will store our memories of the event in the case of needing to convince someone about the Six.
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>>2903352
I think we should double down and max out dark magic. JOAT build is not going to work when we inevitably go in 1v5 mode.
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Events were too much after all. But if we gotta do something is train and not only us, but Yoshka, Fenrir and Cheru (even if is a little).
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>>2903357
Nothing would not work was because we got assfucked by the dice. Only barely saved by a crit success at the end.
So no, you cannot put this on the whole Jack of all Trades thing because of shit rolling.
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>>2903358
I will agree with this until I drop dead.
It's also leading to the question of whether or not we can level them up as well and whether or not they also have their own EXP pools.
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Christ, why can't this guy Ruiji sucks.
I guess exile is coming up. They're probably going to attack us. If that should happen, we should just run. Maybe kidnap the princess and sever the magic slave connection to let her go free as the last thing we do when we leave.
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>>2903395
Doubt we would get that far. Fuuma should just leave. Time to gather an army of Demi-Humans. The mark of the Deer Mother will become known soon.
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We need to grind exp a lot... I wont feel confident unless we have about 600 magic. And dark magic needs to go up as well.

Out if character i think these classmates are decent people. But I dont want our character to think that, i want her to be bitter and angry and spiteful.. I dont neccesarily mean kill them all, but Ruiji i want dead for trying to use force on us. If our counter attack had worked i might have voted to let him off with a scare. Not anymore though
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>>2903429
Ah then again.. that may have been an emotional response.
If i imagine defeating him and standing over his prone form, afraid of death, i dont think I wanna deal the finishing blow.
What i really wanna do though, is just establish dominance. As it stands, in my view, he kinda won the power clash, since we got hurt and he didnt. Plus, restraining us was humiliating, we.. fuck that guy.
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>>2903446
Minus the last "we", editing error
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When I woke up I was on the guest room's bed within the Palad headquarters.

How long did I sleep? The sun is still out, albeit early in the afternoon if I interpret the sun's position correctly.

Beside me was Cheru, sleeping next to me on the bed while holding my arm. Looking at myself, I see that I'm only wearing my skirt and tunic which was thoroughly burnt; the bear cloak was taken off me and placed on a chair next to my magic bag. As for Yoksha and Fen: Yoksha was sitting in a chair, asleep, while Fen slept on Cheru's side.

Recounting the fight I had with Ruiji I took notice that I lost my mask, giving me a little fright as I closed my eyes to not affect my kids. I reached into the magic bag by leaning on the bed, getting Olm and tying it on myself as I opened vision again.

Cheru tightened herself around my arm, mumbling in her sleep. "mommy, forever and ever. cheru will be a good girl."

I petted her, slowly worming my arm out of her grip to put her in a better position, tucking Cheru under the sheets.

"Forevermore, dear," I whispered into her ear before getting out of bed.

The door opened. "Oh, you're awake," said a familiar voice, catching me off guard. It was Marianne; she wasn't wearing her armor but casual clothes - well, casual in noble standards. Marianne came through the door as I got up, myself meeting her.

> "Didn't realize you'd be coming, I would've prepared myself then."
> "Not in your armor, Drilly? Unless you want some 'fun'."
> "Does the sight of a burnt girl excite you~?"
> Other?write-in
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>>2903557
>"hi Marianne" simply greet her and see if there's anything in particular she wants. I dont imagine the encounter left us in a playful mood

Wonder if she will connect the dots now that she see us wear Olm..
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>>2903557
>> Other?write-in
"Marianne, I need to be honest with you. Yesterday I was attacked and almost enslaved by one of this Kingdom's heros. A Ruiji. At this rate, I fear for my safety in this city and baring me changing my appearance completely, I intend to leave soon."
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>>2903578
support
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>>2903557
Changing from
>>2903577
To
>>2903578
But maybe first ask if there was sth she wanted
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>>2903578
This
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So what are you guys' thoughts? Personally im thinking getting stronger and at some point get back at Ruiji in some way. But getting stronger being the most important part for now.
Maybe go live in the woods for a while? Or seek down groups that can be legally killed, like orcs or such
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>>2903666
2 choices really.

Firstly, we make a clean break, find another base of operations and train up while building up another network. Maybe send a letter to Hanazawa through marianne, explaining the situation.

Secondly, is we hex ourselves and our children completely. Different look, different voice and a falsified status screen. This will allow us to live in the den of the beast, allowing us to continue the contacts we've built up here and access to the mage libraries to continue our studies.
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>>2903666
Maybe we can move to another kingdom/city? I think living amongst demi-humans in their territory would be hard, considering all the slavery. But having somewhere where we can earn money, build connections, get stronger and can generally expand our knowledge would be good.
Maybe if we leave, get some books on magic before doing so, so we can study during our travels.
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>>2903682
I vote for the fake appraisal hex. We can remove our anti-appriaisal hex we have and replace it an illusionary stat screen that they can see.
May be make it double layer. One that shows our fake stats which are normal adventurer level A and behind it another fake stat screen with higher stats but our true screen is in the third layer.
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Before we leave, Futuna should pray for guidance. We should tell the goddess our situation and that we’re unable to cooperate with people who want us dead at first sight.

>>2903682
Also, I’m thinking we should do both. Leave and change identities. Become the Deer Mother. Maybe find a few villages of Demi-Humans and gift them some kind of champion’s Mark or something. I’m actually really torn up about the loss of our mask. That’s the first thing we should recreate. Like recreate right now using our divine crafting thing.
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>>2903727
Fuuma not whatever the fuck autocorrect changed it to. Phoneposting is pain.
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>>2903694
I agree

Im not sold on the idea of changing appearance or such..

>>2903727
Yeah i didnt even realize we lost the mask in the scene, but it's kinda sad. Good thing we can make another though
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>>2903742
The main thing we're losing out is access to the vast mage libraries of the guild and the noble school. Their collection must be pretty extensive and being able to mine their depths will be very valuable in expanding our expertise. Any other location we head to will require some time to reforge the type of contacts we need for such access.
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>>2903769
True, but given how we have used magic i think we can manage with learning by ourselves. The main thing im conflicted about is if we move far and lose Marianne for s long time..
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>>2903557
>>2903578
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>>2903777
No need to reinvent the wheel if we have it infront of us.

Currently theres like 3-4 people who know we're gonna be the noble teacher. We should be able to secure their cooperation to change the teacher from Nemo to our new persona.
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>>2903769
>>2903777
>>2903788
Teleportation magic. We can just live somewhere far away, but teleport to classes & the library.
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The teleport thing may work, assuming we're not gonna be branded enemy of the state (i dont expect that, but who knows)

>>2903788
I dont want a new persona tho :/
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>>2903812
We're not exactly given a choice in the matter since we're going to be hunted by the other six.
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>>2903812
At least until we have contact with the other heros that we can guarantee that we can slap a restraining order on the bastard.
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>>2903820
We dont know that though, we only know we had an unpleasant run in with one of the five, which desu he started... But I dont disagree to be prepeared for the worst, in which case i would rather leave the area than change persona.. plus, if it's a manhunt, it seems safer to leave than to attempt to hide
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>>2903820
Technically using meta knowledge but still. Remaining while them knowing we’re here is a bad idea. We should move into a demi-human village, probably those bear guys, and build up ourselves while hunting shit. Teleporting to the places we need and such. Just make undetectable markers since we know there’s tracker magic now.
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>>2903820
>>2903878
>Using meta knowledge
slightly correct
but our main character (Fumma) can already guess that that degenerate slavemancer told the other heroes about us.
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>>2903888
True, i dont see a problem in assuming Nemo can figure this out
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>>2903878
Considering that Fuuma thinks the worst of them and knows that the 6 are all hot shit due to what the gods say. It's not that big of a stretch for her to think that the're functioning like a street gang.
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>>2903888
sry im actualy on another thread right now so i messed up with my name

Also could we use the info of slavemancer having the Elf princes as his slave to throw shade at him.
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>>2903919
Might be tricky depending on how it plays out.
If we just rely on the moral outrage of it, it might just simply fizzle out due to slavery being a part of their culture and combined with the fact that the elves are a enemy of this kingdom.
Now if you come at it with a logical method and bring up his personality, and combine that with the fact that his power means that he can enslave the royal family and thus overthrow the kingdom through literal mind control, you could possibly get a foot in the door.
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>>2903930
This makes sense desu. Claiming he may become treasonous and overthrow the kingdom will probably net us something more than just how he is. We can prove this through a display of his personality.
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>>2903948
His ability to enslave anyone at will would be a major selling point in this case. Adding meta knowledge of him not actively helping the others, we could claim that he may or may not be companions with the demon king. We would need a few nobles to start to toss in accusations before we come into light. Stir the pot with our home girl M and let her network with other nobles.
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>>2903960


I see your point but I dont think it's a viable road to take
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>>2903960
Hell, you don't even need the meta knowledge, you can easily bring up the fact that he acts like a bandit when none of the other 6 is around to keep him in line.
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>>2903960
IM thinking she could wear noble looking clothes like the dress she wore before with the veil. Fuuma’s a magic caster witch would make sense to cover ourselves. They know Fuuma to be modest, here we will not be. Her looking like a mysterious noble would let her integrate into the upper class easier. Fuuma would teach and learn at the mages guild while we live at the village and cast magic spells n shit.

Also, she could hex ourselves with something like hex of restfulness that allows her to rest passively when she’s not actively doing something like combat and what not. She could still sleep but it’s not 100% needed with it.
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>>2903973
May not be something to completely exile him but it would cast doubt on his character from the general public & noble cabals. Playing the political game only lightly to not entirely oust him as villain number two but a danger that, if not contained, will become something terrible. Allowing us to eventually attack him and the rest without the public hating Fuuma.
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>>2903973
We may not even need to take the road. Merely give Marianne the truth with the full intent that she is a honorbound knight and noble lady who needs to protect the kingdom. If she was willing to find a third way to save Cheru. Then she'll find a way.
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>>2903991
Which brings into question if we should tell our main girl M that we’re one of the six. May not be needed but I find a certain safety in telling her in a way to legitimize Fuuma’s standing and reasoning.
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>>2904008
we could tell them that he made his slave cast a tracking spell on us and tried to inslave us when we tried to confront him. (just tell half truth)
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>>2904008
If need be, I wouldn't be surprised if we had to burn our Nemo ID to such a degree that we can't use it again and thus build up a new fake ID.
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>>2904019
Also point out the fact that we were willing to talk things out and they still insisted on attacking.
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>>2904027
oh yea thanks for the reminder
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>>2904027
Good point. He’s aggressive, compulsive, uncooperative, and powerful. Things that make someone dangerous.
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>>2904031
>>2904032

I mean seriously. The entire event with Rushit doesn't really have to be modified much.
It literally wrote itself out hilariously enough to where in any other setting where the chosen ones aren't so loved he'd be buttfucked by the justice system.
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>>2904035
yep
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>>2904036
Of course this can all easily mean nothing if everyone in the kingdom throws in with the other 5 because of retarded reasons.
Either way, we will probably need a form of legal witness protection.
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Nemo: so yeah that guy is probably a bad person and he uses slave magic
Authority figure: oh yeah we know about that, he's a nice guy though and doesn't abuse his power at all

Then what?

Also, it isnt unthinkable that can shrug the entire encounter off with sth like "yeah np it wasnt a lethal spell, and I knew she could avoid the attack"
I think there's a decent chance that this country's figureheads already view the 5 as allies, and wont do anything against them
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>>2904056
I figured as much.
Which is WHY if they bring that up, we need to bring up the fact that nothing is stopping him from enslaving the royal family and heads of power, even the other 4 that are with him can't be around him 24/7 and when they're away, he's going to abuse it like they've never seen before.


On a entirely different thing involving the short story and a spoiler QM posted, Rushit never brought up the fact, word for word that our eyes were capable of Paralyzing to the other four.
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>>2904070
What if they are cool with it though? Like "Well he is a hero that has proven himself, and he hasnt done anything to diminish our trust in him" or such.. It's entirely possible in my head. I dont really trust this approach
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>>2904084
then bring up that the elves might have joined the demons cause he enslaved a elf princess (willing or not...)
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>>2904084
>>2904056
networking my guy. It’s all about talking to people who believe us and letting them talk to people who believe them. We build a cabal within the nobles to create distrust with the heroes. We could also claim that Rushit could have the others enslaved as well. How can you know your enemy when your enemy could be your ally? He can literally control minds. It’s an unknowable danger and from what I know, almost everyone we’ve appraised doesn’t have the appraisal skill.
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>>2904110
I see it, but I just think it can fail too easily and in too many ways..
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>>2904084
>>2904127

Then we drop it politely if they keep insisting that he's a gudboy who dindonuffins, find some privacy to write a letter explaining why we chose to leave the city with the main reason being that the're intentionally harboring someone who will gladly corrupt their kingdom into nothing. Give the letter to the head knight saying the letter is for Marianne, and then fucking leave the city.
Because nothing we say at that point won't do a damn thing since they're pretty much committing suicide. And we have to protect our children.
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>>2904131
We should still leave, just start the nobles on their way to casting doubt on the heroes. Not to mention that there’s supposed to be six heroes, meaning that these five people could just be demon king minions to claim that they’re heroes. There’s several little routes we could choose to push some nobles toward. They, themselves, will push our agenda while we’re away.

Give our girl M an untraceable market and place one within the mages guild so we can teleport to and fro from wherever we are.
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>>2904131
>>2904127

Oh yeah I also forgot to put in
*main reason being that the're intentionally harboring someone who will gladly corrupt their kingdom into nothing and We don't want our children to be prey to such a being.
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It's all well and good to politic away to get rid of the other guy but let's try to look at this at the point of view of those in power.

We deliberately hid ourselves and did not reveal ourselves to the nobility and clergy who summoned us. We act in a sketchy manner. Our five heroes didn't resort to such underhanded tactics and in fact announced themselves rather promptly. They don't know very much about us compared to the others.

They're going to ask why? Why did we put all that effort into hiding ourselves and avoiding the other heroes? Could it be that we've been corrupted or untrustworthy in some manner by the ritual? Or perhaps we've joined up the Demon King's side, remember we got that map from the orcs. Maybe it was a ruse? And then we lied to the Holy Maiden and to many Knights of the Palad when we got questioned.

Also, though this is meta knowledge unfortunately so we'll have to discard when playing in character, Ruiji has gotten the first word in with his comrades and authorities. We appear to be acting in a funny manner and might be corrupted in some manner because our personality is so different from what it used to be.
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>>2904416
So the best case scenario is literally run to the ends of the world and be an absolute pain to find.
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>>2904423
Not necessarily, but I want to point out that the authorities have absolutely no reason to believe a word we say given how suspicious we are.

We need to abandon this identity. Maybe we can craft another and remain on the downlow. Forge false identification papers and bribe a clerk to get it registered. Get a job as a merchant and set up a caravan to get away for awhile and out of town. Return after a trade trip and start over again.

Or if you insist we can remain in the city and try to brazen it out. We don't have to cooperate, we could simply just do nothing. What the fuck are the others going to do about that beyond imprisoning us or if they're dumb enough to try to compel us with force or magic, they'll make us permanently an enemy.

I want to help the Goddess Alia, it doesn't mean I want to do it necessarily with them or even in the manner everyone else thinks I should help.
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>>2904436
I'm of the opinion that we can somehow just talk this through. The others don't seem as stupid as Ruiji so maybe they won't open fire the second they see us. If we explain that we're not evil and we just want to be left alone so that we can help Alia in our own way, maybe they'll let us be.
Of course, Fuuma's kind of a lil' shit so for this to work we'd have to have some kind of magic to calm her down.
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>>2904416
I'm gonna try and make up some example excuses for these questions because they are honestly good, and I'm just passing time till the next session.

>Why did we put all that effort into hiding ourselves and avoiding the other heroes?
>Could it be that we've been corrupted or untrustworthy in some manner by the ritual?
"Because I feared being caught by the Demon Lord's agents and I can not be sure if the other heroes are also corrupted, or even plan on betraying you to him."
>Or perhaps we've joined up the Demon King's side, remember we got that map from the orcs. Maybe it was a ruse?
"Tell that to the young women that were taken captive and raped. The Demon Lord has NOTHING I want if that is a end result."
>And then we lied to the Holy Maiden and to many Knights of the Palad when we got questioned.
"Beca