[8:00 PM] You narrowly escaped certain doom against the giant beast “Seioubo” – all thanks to your moody little sister and her irritable bear goddess! With that calculated risk paid off, the next step is to reach the closest Crystal piece to make Seioubo chase the easier, slower target instead of you! It hasn’t been a minute since you flew across Pokyo Lokyo on Saraswati’s magic cloud, and you just spotted your objective! Inside the massive Ka-Shino parking lot is Flint Masterson! And he’s not alone… Standing a distance in front of him are a group of five cultists in full robes, two of them with their hoods down.One you recognize as Valdemar Bruun, the depressed dude you supposedly knocked out while also knocked out. He has three flames on him, same as before.The other cultist is a bald man wearing small circular sunglasses and a killer goatee. Looking at him, you vaguely remember your dad talking shit about someone like that once. He called them a “naïve beatnik hipster,” whatever that meant! If you squint hard enough, you can just make out the flame on his right elbow… But that’s not all! Far behind Flint at the main Ka-Shino gate, two women enter the stage!One is the spinster-looking rocket-feet woman with the cherub entity. Being this high above them doesn’t stop you noticing how erratic her movements are, swaying unsteadily this way and that… along with the white flame on her right thigh.The other is a middle-aged woman who you assume was the mystery person hiding at your earlier encounter, strutting a short distance behind the first. She too has a white flame, just a few inches over her breasts.First Lise’s flame on her ass, now this woman’s on her tits… Who’s in charge of putting these flames on people?! To complete the setup, there is a line of bushes a few feet to the right of Flint. From your vantage point in the air, you think you see Famous Internet Superstar Chewirton hiding there! Oh yeah, and his owner Yukika is there too. The celebrity and his owner bounce in place, eager to watch the show unfold live from front row seats – but they will be exposed if they get up to move away… Amelia points down at the bush they’re hiding in. “Is that… Yukika?” You will never forget that one time you two beat her up in the dog park, after her spider queen entity possessed her and tried to go monster-sized. Good times! Do you even need to do anything here? >Keep flying, this is not your fight! A giant monster is chasing you, why would you stop?!>Land as stealthily nearby as you are able to, then sneak up to Yukika! She might have info…>Fly to another crystal piece! It’s better if Seioubo doesn’t interfere with whatever is happening.>Land right in the middle of everyone! You are crashing this party – with some survivors!>Fly over the cultists and rain on their parade, literally! Put Saraswati’s weather power to use!>Write In.
>>3315383Information:Twitter: https://twitter.com/QM91mDiscord: https://discord.gg/AmjbaTRArchives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=do+your+best+quest (Rough Grammar ‘till half of the 9th Thread) Complete Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-nIx_dvaNCPQ7zLg2BK_ucCyGNM741kAANxqXj7hdDs/edit?usp=sharing Votes: Votes are counted until 25 minutes have passed. This rule doesn't apply to the last reply of the day.Votes that require a dice roll are counted until 15 minutes have passed, so we can speed up the process. Rolls are counted until 10 minutes have passed, so be prepared! (NEW) Dice Mechanic: We always roll 1d100s!Since most people weren’t happy with the system of averaging top four rolls, we’re using best of 2/3/4 depending on the attribute a prompt requires. If Johnny is a genius and it’s a Knowledge based roll, he gets more rolls (Max. 7)! If he sucks, he gets less dice (Min. 2)! When asked for rolls, I will specify how many you’re going to get. Rolling begins after it’s asked. Rolling over a 95 is a critical and ignores all other rolls! In the same vein, rolling 5 or under means a critical failure (only for hard rolls and above). The difficulty of the roll is tied with the effectiveness of the action. In other words, the harder the option the better the result! Don’t forget that at the end of the day, this is a story-driven quest! What the prompts are describing is more important than the difficulty of the rolls, for results in a fight. Again, rolls are only counted when they are posted within ten minutes of being asked, so watch out!
>>3315383>Land right in the middle of everyone! You are crashing this party – with some survivors!
>>3315383>Land as stealthily nearby as you are able to, then sneak up to Yukika! She might have info…
>>3315383>Keep flying, this is not your fight! A giant monster is chasing you, why would you stop?!
>>3315383>Land right in the middle of everyone! You are crashing this party – with some survivors!BATON PASSU!
[8:10 PM] “Amelia, land right in the middle of everyone! We’re crashing this party – with some survivors!” You order your little sister, suddenly feeling bolder than usual…“Your reckless disregard for your own well-being greatly concerns me, young man! Simply crossing overhead is enough to distract Seioubo from chasing us.” Saraswati shuts you down! Doesn’t she know it was only two times? Or was it three…? Is having lost count supposed to be a bad sign, or something? “We’re not landing, apprentice. Ignore his drivel.”“…You’re right. Yukika will have to manage on her own.” The sad note in your sister’s voice is not lost on you. You remember she had a great time at the dog park with Yukika – well, before the giant spider monster tried to kill you. There must be a way to get the bear to want to go down there herself…Hang on, you read about this before. Saraswati is one of the famous Hindu goddesses, and her husband in the myths was… “Are you just going to leave your husband to die?!” You yell at the piloting bear. “Brahma is right there on Flint’s elbow!” You point down at Flint, still standing there. There’s no indication anybody heard you scream from the cloud…“Excuse me…?” Saraswati is taken aback. The shock is so great, her cloud brakes in the air on its own!“Amelia, you never told her Flint’s flame is Brahma?!” You switch to yelling at your little sister. “And how the fuck didn’t you know?! You’re with my sister 24/7! You’re literally a goddess of knowledge! ” You switch to yelling at the piloting bear again, now no longer piloting in favor of being frozen in place.“Johnny, you can turn them off you know? It’s like sleeping for them.” Amelia mumbles out. Guess that would explain Philonune not talking so much… “Also, I kinda forgot too…” Damnit Amelia! “W-we’re landing then! I need to save my dear husband from those wretched zealots!” Saraswati changes her mind! She would throw everything away for her family, just like Amelia! You hear the bear start murmuring about her husband’s reaction when he sees her in her bear form, plus some words in another language you don’t understand.“Haha! More action! Let’s prove our worth again, Johnny!” Philonune is up for it.“…Fine.” Your little sister relents, thankfully. Everyone’s in agreement now!
>>3316044The four of you descend to the middle closer to Flint, hovering off the ground! Everyone is surprised by your strangely-timed entrance! A bit away, you can hear the cultists talking in hurried notes between themselves, but you’re too far to make out anything. Same with the two women farther back. “Hey, you’re that little brat with the stupid plushy bear!” Flint recognizes your sister for some odd reason. Since when did they know each other? “I almost ended up a registered sex offender thanks to you! You have any idea how much that fucks up your record?!” Oh god, he’s furious! He’s cracking his knuckles menacingly… Whatever happened, it must have been a misunderstanding, right? In retrospect, you should have planned this encounter better. What now? >“Apologize to him, Amelia. Also we came to help! More assholes on the way!”>“Flint, shut the fuck up and bring Brahma out! It’s important, trust me on this!”>“Get on the cloud, there’s no time to explain! Big monster coming, let’s move!”>“You know what, this was a bad idea. Let’s just leave before anything happens.”>Write In.
>>3316046>>“Flint, shut the fuck up and bring Brahma out! It’s important, trust me on this!”
>>3316046>“Flint, shut the fuck up and bring Brahma out! It’s important, trust me on this!”
[8:16 PM] “Flint, shut the fuck up and bring Brahma out! It’s important, trust me on this!”“Who are you again?” Flint doesn’t remember you! He probably took one too many hits to the head and his brain damage made him forget you existed. Yeah, that’s it…“Stop talking and just do it!” Flint grabs the flame on his elbow. The fire rises, and from its ashes the huge Brahma makes his appearance! That scowling tiger helmet, that weird petal-claw arm thing, those bulky muscles, and that godly beard… he’s still as threatening as last time! “Well well well, we’re back here again.” Philonune smirks at the sight of the fierce deity. “Is it that time again? Settling the score?”“Our encounter wasn’t memorable enough for me to bother remembering, upstart.” Brahma breaks Philonune’s ego too! Sensing his shattered composure, you exchange glances with your partner. His grin is strained and one of his eyeholes is narrowed in a cringe.“…But enough talk. Move aside. Our enemies are on their way, unless you want be considered as such.” Brahma’s weird arm coils and uncoils without stretching. Out of the corner of your eye, Philonune’s hand inches towards his spear… Saraswati spawns a little cloud for herself and floats in front of the elder god. She can’t bear to look at Brahma, averting her gaze down in a mixture of shame and embarrassment. You, Philonune, Amelia and Flint stare at the scene to see how it plays out. The cloud you two are on lowers enough to drop you as it disappears. “Hmm…?” Brahma looms over the bear, “Dear… Is that really you?” A rare shy Saraswati says. She still can’t muster the courage to see him eye to eye.“Dear? I’m sorry, little creature. I have no previous knowledge of thee.” Brahma can’t recognize his own wife! Being fair, Saraswati didn’t recognize him either.“That’s fine. I’ll make you remember.” Saraswati gives the giant creature a tender smile, followed by making a veena appear in her hands! The little bear starts playing a beautiful melody, unlike any song you’ve ever heard in your life. A harp, a guitar, falling raindrops, and the sighing of the wind – that’s the closest impression you have of what you are hearing. Brahma silently watches the bear goddess playing her magical song…
>>3316660…But this heartfelt reunion doesn’t stop your enemies from attacking! “Johnny, we have company!” It’s Valdemar Bruun with his three cultists lackeys and three bird monsters! He wanted to sneak attack while you were mesmerized, but Philonune blocks the birds’ triple strike with a spinning parry! They split up and move haphazardly through the air, trying to force their way past Philonune’s guard. Your partner struggles to keep them at bay, the odd angles giving him a run for his money. The other goateed cultist remains standing where he was, but his flame is gone. Did he bring his entity into play? Where could it be? The edgy cultist walks towards you. “I didn’t forget what you did.” Valdemar’’s the type to hold grudges, huh?“Too bad. I did.” You catch his eyelid twitching at that. Got him! “Hey tell your stupid bear to stop! I can’t fucking control Brahma like this!”“I can’t do anything either! It’s your ghost’s fault for forgetting her, you dummy!”“I’ll have to fight like this then! Fuck!” Flint now turns his attention to the cult members. “You want a piece of me, punks?!” He’s going full on aggro. At least this time you aren’t his target! Before anybody could get close enough to start brawling, the music reaches a crescendo! A white light surrounds both entities from below! “My dear Saraswati, how could I have forgotten you…? I’m so sorry…” Brahma gently grabs her little wife with his giant petal arm.“I told you one day you might, and you didn’t believe me.” Saraswati keeps smiling at her husband. “But I also told you I would make you remember, no matter what world fate takes us.” “Awww… It’s so cute!” Amelia is so happy for her bear her old smile is back! Not for you though.“That’s great! Tell me to do something!” Flint yells back, in the middle of fighting the three cloaked cultists.“Yeah, I agree! I can’t hold them for long!” Turning back, you see Philo continuing his defense against the relentless birds. He’s holding up okay, but you know it only takes one strike landing to start snowballing…
>>3316662The blinding blaze below both entities ends up rising to consume them. As soon as that happens, Amelia flies through the air and onto Flint’s back! It didn’t seem like ordinary flying, almost magnetic… “Hey, get off of me!” Flint complains loudly.“I can’t! You get out from under me!” Amelia complains even louder!While they bicker and complain, Flint is dragged towards the conflagration against his will, barely keeping his balance! The light shines bright enough that even turning away from it doesn’t make it better! All the snow everywhere reflects it so much your eyes ache through your eyelids…!Suddenly the obnoxious display disappears, and the two entities remain standing! Whatever the odd lightshow did to them, they are now about half the size of Seioubo! Spinning in sync, the husband and wife pair holds a hand out towards the three creepy birds. A vortex of glimmering wind and streams of ice manifests into being, collapsing in seconds with a crunching noise – right on one of the bird entities! A squelching squawk noise is all the poor monster can get out, before the slicing ice and compressed air pulverizes it into bits of ghostly feathers!The power’s sheer excess sends you, Philonune, Valdemar, and the two other birds flying back, thankfully none the worse for wear. Scanning around, you spot one of the three mystery cultists downed, and the bald cultist is waving at you from his spot. “WOOOOOOOOOOOOAH!” A hidden someone screams out in hype.“What in the name of…” Valdemar takes a step back, bracing himself.“…You can do that?” You say without thinking, sounding very stupid all of a sudden. This is fucking bullshit, but you believe it. HOLY FUCKING SHIT AAAAHHHHH! >Tell them to eliminate Seioubo!>Tell them to eliminate the cultists!>Tell them to eliminate the upcoming enemies!>Write In.(Sorry guys, this is the last reply of the day. We continue tomorrow.)
>>3316665>Tell them to eliminate Seioubo!Kaiju is a worse threat over the remaining two birds, but the bald guy has his entity somewhere around here too
>>3316665>Tell them to eliminate Seioubo!
>>3316665>Tell them to eliminate Seioubo!We're gonna have to handle the small fry to buy some time. Let's leave things to Amelia and Flint!
>>3316665>>Tell them to eliminate Seioubo!Yikes
[8:29 PM]The giant Saraswati bends to grab Flint with Amelia as his backpack, placing them on Brahma’s right shoulder in a gentle motion… or as gentle as you can be when you’re building sized and picking up people as if they’re toys. …Blinking hard, you snap yourself out of the moment’s awe. Now that you have two powered-up allies at your disposal, it’s time for them to keep up the pressure! And you have a really good suggestion for their next target: “Hey! You two get rid of Seioubo! She’s coming from that way!”Waving up at them to catch their attention, you point hard in that direction. Sure enough, Seioubo’s lumbering shape appears down a distant street, eyes glowing an unsettling pinkish red… Brahma looks to the giant skeleton monster and hums questioningly, Saraswati leaning up to whisper something to him. Probably a quick recap of the past couple hours… Either way, Brahma’s expression hardens from what you can make of it, and he begins to carry his wife and your two allies there, sending rumbles echoing through the icy field of concrete and asphalt “What?! What is he talking about?! Who the fuck is a Say-yo-boo?” Flint yells out. Isn’t it rude to yell right next to someone’s ear like that?“The giant monster in front of us, you big dummy!” Amelia elbows Flint in the back. “It’s been chasing us nonstop for hours!”“…So why are we fighting that now? Halloween’s two months away!”The look of pure exasperation Flint receives from your sister would make Matilda proud, if only she were here to see it! Brahma turns to say something to Flint, but they’ve moved far enough away that you can’t hear them anymore.As they near the relentless bone hulk, a barrage of giant snowballs manifests and flies forward, crackling energy bolts arcing between them in a net pattern! Before they can close the distance past halfway, it all plummets anticlimactically to the ground as Seioubo’s eyeholes glimmer in that ominous way…
>>3318471…And now you’re left alone against this whole other party! Not even a moment passes before the asphalt below you is ripped apart by a giant horned mole, ruining your balance! It must be the bald man’s entity if it took this long to show up! Before the beast could close the gap, Philonune grabs you and moves you away from the razor-edged claws. Taking advantage of this opening, Valdemar’s two remaining birds dive-bomb straight at you and Philonune – but your partner deflects their twin strike one-handed, and their feathers pass within a foot of slicing your arms open…! In front of you are Valdemar and his birds, then the two active cultists and one downed one, then the bald cultist grinning at you. His mole entity has vanished under the parking lot again.Behind you are the women approaching with their own entities, the odd-moving one before the one with the hoodie.To your right several blocks away, the power couple and Seioubo continue their titanic clash.To your left inside a cluster of bushes, Chewirton and Yukika watch the battle play out.Right here, dead center, you stand with your fallen angel companion, facing this chaos. Who do you deal with first? >Rush Valdemar, he’s the one in charge here! You can take him on yourself while Philonune handles the birds! [Hard Roll][Courage Based]>Rush the two cultists! They’re definitely linked to Valdemar somehow based on what happened to the other one… [Hard Roll][Knowledge Based]>Circle around them and rush the bald goatee cultist! As long as he’s standing, that mole is a constant threat… [Hard Roll][Courage Based]>Ignore the cultists and go for the two women! The cultists might prefer to attack them instead of you…? [Hard Roll][Athletics Based]>Run for the bushes (not where Yukika and Chewirton are), go invisible, and throw the crystal piece nearby! Bait them into an ambush! [Hard Roll][Athletics Based]>Write In.
>>3318472>Circle around them and rush the bald goatee cultist! As long as he’s standing, that mole is a constant threat… [Hard Roll][Courage Based]
>>3318481>>3318487>>3318491Best of 4! Please roll!
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>3318496
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>3318496Just incase we get a nat 100
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>3318496
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>3318496
(83! A good roll! Nice!) You dash to your left and began circling around Valdemar and his goons, with Philonune by your side you will stop any upcoming attack. Valdemar commands his birds to chase after you yet again, the same way as before. But before the monster chickens fly too far, two giant lengths of dark cloth flow through the air at the birds! They wrap around the feathered fiends and smash them into the cold ground! Following with your eyes, you spot the hyper-extended bedsheets grow smaller and thinner, eventually merging with the middle-aged woman’s hoodie sleeves! The action happened too fast, but you get the nagging feeling the hoodie had a pair of eyes in it…“Carmella, do something! This one’s mine!” You hear the woman bark out at her ally. She must have unfinished business or a grudge with Valdemar, or something. At least, that’s what you assu—Wait, Carmella?! While you’re distracted, the two zealots tried to jump you in the middle of your run – but for some reason, they froze in place after the birds were flattened. Closing in on the bald cultist, you can see the shit-eating grin he’s wearing. He doesn’t even bother to run away or anything, he just stands there looking smug!Despite this stroke of luck, you’re not out of trouble yet! The mole beast pierces through the snow-covered concrete in your path, leaping out with savage guillotines ready! Reacting instantly, Philonune floats up and grabs you, pulling you vertically and using the mole as a trampoline! Irritated pig-like squealing noises come from the mole’s weird star-shaped mouth, as Philonune bounces you off its back. Together, you twirl in the air and land on solid ground again, past the hole it dug out of and a few steps from the bald man!
>>3318674Watching the smug smile melt off his face, you grow one of your own with Philonune. “Shit! Buné!” He takes a few steps back, then turns to run.It’s too late for him anyhow, but turning his back to you was another mistake he made! Philonune zooms in and smacks the side of his head with the flat end of the spear! The strike is so vicious, the man hits the snow with a crunching noise, bounces back up a few inches, and hits the ground a second time! Even after all that, the goateed cultist is still not unconscious! He’s clearly moaning in pain, but you don’t think he’ll be getting up anytime soon. That’s one less enemy to worry about now… Without warning, using the same propulsion thing from your first encounter, the crazy glasses woman is face to face with you! And it doesn’t appear she overdid it this time! What do you do? >Duck before it’s too late! [Normal Roll] [Athletics Based]>Slap her glasses off! [Normal Roll] [Knowledge Based]>Strike her with Philonune! [Normal Roll] [Courage Based]>Headbutt her in the face! [Normal Roll] [Courage Based]>Write In.
>>3318679>Go invisible right in front of her, then move away as fast as you can as suddenly as you can! Use the power to make her nauseous!This could get her to throw up, which is still an opening we can use.
>>3318679>>Headbutt her in the face! [Normal Roll] [Courage Based]
>>3318691BREAK THE NOSE
>>3318679This >>3318682 but also>Headbutt her in the face! [Normal Roll] [Courage Based]
>>3318682>>3318691>>3318697Headbutting + trying to make her puke.Best of 4! Please Roll!
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>3318710
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>3318710
>>3318674It should be 84>>3318509you said best of 4 and this was higher.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>3318710GET SOME>>3318716Fuck yes
>>3318717Yeah, my bad.
>>3318720Eh, wasn't that big of a difference, but it's worrisome that no one catches you when you miss a number.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>3318710
>>3318723check this 4
>>3318740>>3318723See? Anybody can get the wrong number
>>3318740....I don't get it
(88! That’s an amazing roll!) The drunk woman points at you with her index finger while floating! This must means she’s readying some sort of attack, because why else would anyone pose like that?! You chameleon up right in front of her, then start running on a collision course! Hopefully this will make her nauseous!…And it’s working! The woman with glasses goes pale in the face, her cocky grin giving way to genuine horror. Whatever she’s seeing, it’s disturbing enough to stop her midflight and force her to close her eyes. Using this prime window of opportunity, you bend your head down and crash straight into her face, both hearing her nose break and feeling it shatter on your forehead! The woman propels backwards, glasses askew and blood streaming from her crippled nose. She struggles to stand for a second, but gives up and turns her head to puke. Eugh. The glasses woman’s white flame appears on her thighs, signaling her complete defeat. Looking there, you also happen to notice the growing wet patch on and around her pants, which can only mean one thing… EUGH. Behind you, the cultist with the mole is still struggling to stand after Philonune’s blow. You notice the flame is back on his elbow. A sign not to worry about him…?The series of brutal fights happened in less than a minute (though it felt longer), and not much has changed around you. Whoever this woman is, the vomit isn’t stopping her from breathing and her bleeding should slow down. Good thing too; you don’t want to accidentally kill someone anytime soon, and this is a shitty way to go…Either way, two people remain to be dealt with – if they don’t deal with each other first! What do you do?! >How many times do we have to teach you this lesson, old man?! [Easy Roll][Knowledge Based]>Interfere in the fight between those two! Attack the middle-aged woman! [Normal Roll][Courage Based]>Interfere in the fight between those two! Attack Valdemar Bruun. [Normal Roll][Courage Based]>Ignore this clusterfuck and see if you are able to help Amelia and Flint against Seioubo. [Hard Roll][Courage Based]>Write In.
>>3318863>Interfere in the fight between those two! Attack Valdemar Bruun. [Normal Roll][Courage Based]Wonder if Nina would be happy about this.
>>3318863>Interfere in the fight between those two! Attack Valdemar Bruun. [Normal Roll][Courage Based]Fuck you and fuck your birds, you cultist edgelord faggot
>>3318863>Interfere in the fight between those two! Attack the middle-aged woman! [Normal Roll][Courage Based]
>>3318868>>3318892>>3318895Beating bird man won. Please roll! Best of 4!
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>3318908
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>3318908
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3318908
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>3318908
(95! Lads, that’s a fucking CRIT!) The fighting is not over yet. Valdemar Bruun and the mature woman are exchanging furious blows in a stalemate. The woman is repelling the birds from approaching with her clothing extensions, but cannot catch either of them out a second time. “Which one will cause us more trouble later?” Philonune points back and forth between them with his spear tip. “I’ve fought enough infuriating opponents to know the birds exist only to torment you, not fight you… but those lengths of clothing only need one false move to render you helpless…”“Nah, bird boy’s ability has a lot of potential we still don’t know. All they’ve done is dive-bomb and peck us, nothing weird. We’ll go for him first before we’re forced to find out.”“Agreed. Let’s have some fun, shall we?” You and your partner enter the fray! Running at full speed with your partner by your side, you silently command him to all-out attack the bird man. Philonune angles his weapon and smacks Valdemar with the non-pointy end of the spear, the same way you did his colleague! It doesn’t break his nose, but that’s still gotta hurt! “Again?! Always when I’m blindsi—” You don’t let him finish, moving past to position behind him. Philonune brutally smashes his stomach with a strong horizontal blow, causing him to spit out blood! On reflex, he puts his hands over his stomach, but the hit sent him reeling back – straight into your shoulder bash! “What the hell is this guy…?” The middle age woman murmurs, stopping herself to watch in awe. Now Philonune smoothly flips his weapon around so the pointy end is out, in a move worthy of a martial arts master. He casually runs his spear through Valdemar’s cloak, expertly avoiding actually stabbing him, and holds him up on the point as a limp flag. Then he kicks the back of his right leg while you move to kick his left shin! Philonune shakes Valdemar off his spear and down on his knees.
>>3319133Crouching down, you gather up snow into a snowball then grab his chin with your other hand. Jerking your hand up, you force him to look dead at you with his one good eye, then grind the cold snow right into his face. Most of the snow goes on the half Philonune smashed the first time, a little ice to ‘help’ with the bruising, then you do it a second time in his good eye. When you do so, you make sure to dig your thumb in to add to his humiliation.For the final blow, you step back and punt him in the good half of his face yourself, remembering what Trent told you yesterday about doing it right. The kick’s force sends him back a few feet, then he falls limp all nice and quiet. He’s out cold for real this time!Three flames appear near his unconscious body, floating around like Philonune does all the time. If this were a cartoon, this would be him seeing stars. How fitting… The effortless and ruthless curbstomping of Valdemar Bruun grants you +4 Handsomeness Points! You still have a long way to leveling up, but you savor the moment anyway! Oh yeah, that woman is still here isn’t she? All it takes is for you and Philonune to turn in sync for her to become hysterical. “G-get away from me! Or else…! I… I…!” She looks around in panic, trying to find something to help her… …? >“If I were you, I would start running. Ten seconds. Nine. Eight.” [Easy Roll] [Handsomeness Based]>She thought she’d get away with this? Nope! Knock her out too![Easy Roll][Courage Based]>Ignore her. Seioubo is the last big threat. Go help the others! [Hard Roll] [Courage Based]>Write In.
>>3319136>Ignore her. Seioubo is the last big threat. Go help the others! [Hard Roll] [Courage Based]Just walk casually past her as if nothing happened.
>>3319136>She thought she’d get away with this? Nope! Knock her out too![Easy Roll][Courage Based]
>>3319160>>3319218>>3319157Beating her up won! Please roll! Best of 4!
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>3319222FORGOT MY ROLL
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>3319222
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>3319222
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>3319222>>3319252Wow fucked that up.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>3319222
(72! It’s a Good Roll! Nice!) “Stay away from meeeeeeeee!” The woman cries out in despair.Ignoring her please, you continue walking. “Eh… I can’t really trust you to leave me be. Sorry about that!” The harsh truth of the battlefield: the enemy’s word cannot be trusted. You commence your attack! Running forward to stop this mad woman from doing anything dangerous, you and Philonune remain on your guard! But she won’t go down easily, twin volumes of dark cloth rippling through the air to bar your path! Too bad for her, Philonune’s spear is the perfect counter for such feeble fabric, slicing it into ribbons with ease. Now that she’s within reach, her eyes widen in the sudden realization that maybe this wasn’t such a good idea… In the interest of time, you forego dragging this out like you did with Valdemar and simply knock her out cold! That’s a very compromising position she’s in now, but at least she can still breathe. She looked a lot tougher than she really was, honestly. Maybe whoever she is, you countered her hard enough that strength didn’t matter. Sobering thought, that… …And with this takedown, you’ve managed to beat FOUR flame users! Holy smokes, eating those marshmallows really did make you super strong! Still quite the feat! “Wooooooooooooah!” A certain bushy someone exclaims. She comes crawling out of her little hideout to get closer to you. “You beat them all! You’re amazing!” Yukika can barely stand still, head bobbing up and down. Chewirton waddles up to you for headpats, and you oblige! “So that explains how you were able to beat me! Oh, reminder: please don’t beat me again! I’m innocent this time I totally swear!” The ex-celebrity bows formally a few times.“S’up. You still remember me?” Better to take it in stride, you guess…“As if I could forget you! Though it was kinda hard to recognize you at first… Did you do something to your face? Get a different haircut? New glasses? You definitely look different! Erm… for the better, I mean! Like… a lot tougher, you know?” The praise is fine and all, but aren’t you forgetting someone? Or someones?“Wait, Amelia! Flint! How are they doing?”“Huh…? I kinda lost interest! Even though they might be giants, they move mega slow! Yours was super-fast-paced, zooming everywhere!” Both of you turn to see and hear an unexpected end to the kaiju battle: Seioubo’s massive skeletal frame crumbling down, bringing up a thick haze and shaking the snow from the trees and bushes! The impact’s force almost made you lose your balance, even from this distance! As the graveyard beast dissipates from this realm of existence, so too does the godly appearance of the power couple – leaving Flint and Amelia suspended midair on Saraswati’s small cloud. They fly back to you, but the cloud doesn’t seem to be in the best of shapes…
>>3319628“Holy shit they won!” You’re surprised it didn’t take them so long, more than the fact they won. It was two against one, of course they’d win!“Mr. Masterson is really incredible too!” Yukika claps in joy and Chewirton barks along, now on Yukika’s shoulder.“…Wait, you know him?”“Yup! We hired him as Chewie’s bodyguard a while back! He’s an amazing professional!” The cloud (sans Saraswati) lands next to you and Yukika. Both exhausted, Amelia and Flint stumble out of it! “Where are they? We need to take them down too! GRRRrrrrrr…” Your little sister hungers for more, her flame cannot be extinguished! After a few moments of very bear-like gnashing and clawing at the air, she notices everyone unconscious except you three. “Huh…?”“Johnny beat them all up!” Yukika gleefully points out the obvious.“Nice one, kid.” Flint nods in approval and pats Yukika on the head! You get the feeling this isn’t the first time they’ve done this… “Oh thank goodness…” Amelia’s eyes close and her body goes limp. You grab her before she falls, holding her in your arms. The cloud disappears and her flame returns to her foot.“A fuckin’ break… finally…” Flint does the same, his flame on his elbow. Yukika tries to copy you, but the musclehead’s weight leaves her outmatched. Unable to do anything else, she drops Flint as gently as she can. “Good shit. Glad you made it out okay.” He says while staring at the youtuber daredevil. Soon enough, his eyes close too. “We need to carry them somewhere else. With two crystal pieces, we’re fresh meat the longer we stay here.”Yukika blinks at you, turns away, puts her hands behind her head, and whistles as nonchalantly as possible.“Let’s just separate… I can still fight on my own. Take Ikeda and her dog with you.” Flint tries to stand up, but he has no energy. “Fuckin’ Brahma and your stupid mythical fusion dance mumbo-jumbo… Now we’re screwed.” “Don’t you ever get bored of complaining all the time, Waterson?” Amelia mumbles, face buried in your arms.“You have no idea how much I fucking hate you, little bitch…” Flint mumbles, face buried in the snow.
>>3319633Before a decision can be made, you hear a commotion coming from the parking area’s main gates. An unsettling amount of men in black march onto the premises, each one armed to the teeth with weapons! And the man leading them is none other than the owner of the Ka-Shino behind you: Mikhael Ka-Shing. The ray of light shining down on him says it all. He looks around and seems rather content with the ‘almost six people unconscious’ scenery. “Man, it’s good to be back!” He struts right up to your group, henchman maintaining positions close by. “Goodness gracious! Do I smell another golden opportunity here, or is it just me? But before we start negotiations, I want to personally thank Flint for cleaning up the place, just as planned. You’re gold mine, boy! Worth every penny!” Ka-Shing winks at the muscle head.“Don’t mention it, boss…” Flint is barely awake, but he has enough in him to lift a hand in a halfhearted wave.“S’up?” You say to the man in charge, trying to copy how nonchalant Yukika was. Speaking of which, you can feel her standing close behind you… “Johnny boy! I didn’t expect you to be here! And for you to have one of these preciouses to boot! You’re quite something, ain’t ya?” Ka-Shing notices the red laser beam conspicuously ending over your pocket. “You seem quite tired as well, hmmm?!” He grins, suddenly very wolf-like…You match his gaze. “Yeah, we could use some help…” You’re no Nariko, but you’ve still seen enough movies and shows to know where this is going…Ka-Shing’s grin grows wider. “Help? Of course! I’d be more than happy to provide you with that. It has a little fee though, and it’s right there in your pocket…” The billionaire drops his smirk and gives you a regretful look. “Sorry kid, but we aren’t playing games here anymore. I’m a benevolent man and I quite like you, that’s no lie. But the sad fact is no matter how good you are, there’s some shit in life you just can’t dodge…” He shakes his head. “Give me your piece if you want to leave this place intact. Yeah, I know, it’s not help – but believe me, you’re going to be better off without it weighing you down. No hard feelings, yeah…?” …? >Give the Crystal Piece to Ka-Shing. It’s a small price to pay for guaranteed freedom, isn’t it?>Refuse to give the Crystal Piece. You’re going to find a way to escape with your little sister! [Hard Roll][Courage Based]>Refuse to give the Crystal Piece. Drop it and crush it under your foot as a final fuck you. [No roll needed]>”Fuck you, Ka-Shing! I didn’t run nonstop for two hours just to give this up! You’ll have to fight me for it!” >Write In.(Last reply of the day. We continue tomorrow.)
>>3319635>You're not the one in control here, kashing.>Throw it high up into the air, turn invisible and bullrush him. Get him in a chokehold and Philo keeps his spear at his heart. Take him hostage.
>>3319635Backing >>3319911Crimzone stops all guns, so his mooks are just for show as long as they don't all rush us at once. If we throw it up, Yukika might catch it if we let her know somehow. Going invisible will backlash us too if we move too fast, but it's fine as long as we get Ka-Shing on lockdown
>>3319635>>3319911This sounds cool.No hard feelings Ka-Shing, but we can't let this go after all the hard work we put in.
>>3319911I like this, supportingBut remember, Yukika might have the other piece, and if she snatches this one...
>>3320448Nah, if Yukika had her own crystal piece, the light beam would make it fucking obvious to everyone.
>>3319911Doing this! It's a Hard Roll, Courage Based.Time to roll! Best of 4!
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>3320573
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>3320573
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>3320573
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>3320573
>>3320575Ahh... middling success? Maybe?damnit
(68! Success! That’s good!) [9:03 PM] You look down for a second, thinking what to do next… While considering your actions, you pass your sister over to Yukika. Amelia opens her bleary eyes, takes in the situation from her drunken carry, and stares a “you better not try to be cheeky or else…” expression at you. Freed from your sister in more ways than one, you casually nod the resigned way people do when they are bested. “Yeah, I imagined this would happen.” Pulling the Crystal Piece from your pocket now that your arms are free, you begin your slow walk towards the supposed billionaire. All eyes are on you, and the radiant chunk of polished rock you hold…“But you’re not the one in control, Ka-Shing.” You fling the piece high into the air! Almost instinctively, the surrounding gazes follow it up. Seizing the window, you turn invisible and bull rush Ka-Shing, forcing your power-induced nausea back down. In mere moments, Ka-Shing is locked helpless in your chokehold and Philonune points the spear at his heart! The suited goons let out various gasps, seeing their boss stuck in an awkward position. Oh yeah, they can’t see you…“Everyone, you all knows how these scenes play out! Don’t move a muscle, or else!” You call out loud enough for people to hear. “I know you can’t really see what’s going on, but there’s a reason your boss ain’t moving. I’m sure you can imagine why.” The Crystal Piece plops right onto Philonune’s outstretched free hand, just the way you hoped it would. Keeping your hold on the rich bastard struggling in your arms, you three slowly move backwards away from the mob. They probably know about the entities enough to put two and two together, watching the Crystal Piece float in midair.Your face hurts from the massive smirk you now share with your partner. “No hard feelings, yeah?” You whisper in Ka-Shing’s ear, unable to keep the smug out of your voice. Seeing Ka-Shing’s frustrated expression cringe even harder is icing on the cake.“Yeah yeah… No need to be facetious, kid.” Ka-Shing is not one bit happy to be in this position. Sucks to be him!Philonune’s spear tip edges eerily close to the flame on his chest, though it doesn’t stop him from struggling. The hold you have over him prevents any elbow jabs or inconvenient twisting… Without prying his eyes or twitching his spear, your fallen angel partner places the Crystal Piece back in your pocket. The minions continue to stare, unmoving and unwilling to take the risk of stepping forward.Ignoring Ka-Shing’s grumbling and the scuffling noises from you dragging him, the entire area is dead silent. Just by looking at him, you definitely feel he has something left under his sleeve. An ace in the hole ready to wreck your deck…?
>>3320790…? >Steal Ka-Shing’s Crystal Piece from his pocket, then throw his own words back at him again.>Tell Yukika to take Ka-Shing’s Crystal Piece from his pocket. Better if she has it right now.>Order Ka-Shing’s men to step aside. You’re leaving with your sister, Yukika, and Ka-Shing.>Make Philonune throw Ka-Shing away! They’ll be too busy with him to give chase to you!>Write In.
>>3320794>Order Ka-Shing’s men to step aside. You’re leaving with your sister, Yukika, and Ka-Shing.Taking his Piece is too much trouble, Just get the girls and get out.
>>3320794>Order Ka-Shing’s men to step aside. You’re leaving with your sister, Yukika, and Ka-Shing.
“Step aside! We’re leaving.” You indicate Ka-Shing’s men to move away from the way out. “Amelia and Yukika. Follow me.”“I’m tagging along? How fun!” Thankfully Yukika’s happy to oblige. She turns to a seemingly-unconscious Flint and bows low. “My thanks for the lovely evening, Mr. Masterson.”“Yeah, yeah. You owe me for later.” This gets Flint an eyeroll from the former celeb. Facing the massive crowd of black-suited men, you find they haven’t budged an inch! Wait, you’re still invisible! Duh! “You heard the kid, move aside…” A deflated Ka-Shing barks out his order. Now his forces make a little passage for you to walk through… You four (plus Chewirton) shuffle past the walls of black on both sides, Yukika and Amelia feet behind your invisible state. Glancing around, all you see is cold faces set in scowls, and what hostile glimpses you catch past obscuring shades does nothing to help you. Yukika’s unshakeable smile looks a tad strained in the face of this not-so-glorious attention. Any second now, someone might snap and seize either of them – and it only takes one person to open the floodgates… “Hey! I wouldn’t do anything stupid if I were you. Just sayin’.” Flint yells from where you left him, finally recovered enough to sit himself up and see the full picture. Was he trying to be nice? You don’t know. Regardless, the men’s expressions become more hesitant and less antagonistic. They all take one step back in unison. Sign of respect, maybe? You’re finally out of the Ka-Shino parking lot and back onto the streets, a few feet from the main gate! Whew! There’s still a long ways to go to before you can even begin to consider what to do with this guy. No chance risking anything this close to where you just escaped…
>>3320973Without warning, the ground around you quakes and ruptures! The mole monster lunges from the earth under the splintered street, aiming straight at you! Philonune reacted fast enough to pull you out of harm’s way again, though your chameleon power’s backlash sends your stomach churning! Ka-Shing wasn’t lucky enough and the beast snatched him right out of your clutches, trying to take the poor billionaire with it! The bald cultist probably wanted to strike gold and score a two-for-one! “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh…!” Ka-Shing’s scream echoes off of the buildings, sounding straight out of a cheesy movie scene.“BOSS!” The squad of suited goons haul ass immediately! They look on at their buried boss in shock, at a loss as to what to do! Meanwhile, the mole monster’s collision caused Yukika and your sister to fall over, but they seem okay. Yukika and Chewirton grab your sister and start dragging her away to a safe spot.Dropping your invisibility, you quickly scan the area. Other than the big crowd of mooks, Yukika and Chewirton with your sister, Ka-Shing sucked in somewhere inside the mole hole, there’s nobody else out here. What do you do?! >Obviously get the fuck out of here! Sorry Ka-Shing, but this isn’t your problem!>Yell at Ka-Shing’s men that the culprit is a bald cultist in the parking lot, not you!>Maybe you should help? Run back into the parking lot and stop that cultist!>Write In.
>>3320974>Maybe you should help? Run back into the parking lot and stop that cultist!
>>3320974>>Yell at Ka-Shing’s men that the culprit is a bald cultist in the parking lot, not you!>>Maybe you should help? Run back into the parking lot and stop that cultist!
>>3320974this >>3320977The parking lot is a fuckhuge open area, and the bald motherfucker must be where we left him last time. Just a matter of getting there and beating him to a pulp
[9:19 PM] You yell at the crowd of mooks that the responsible one is a bald cultist in the parking lot! They can’t miss him, he’s wearing literal cultist robes! The group snaps to attention and scatters across the vast empty space! Now they follow your orders, huh? You head inside with them to help root out the guy, running past random suits towards the original spot you left him. On you way there, you pass by three big clusters of Ka-Shing’s goons. They’re probably giving medical attention to the three people you knocked out earlier – hopefully that woman with the broken nose is doing okay… To your mild annoyance, there is a small hole where the bald cultist should have been. His partner Buné must have helped him escape. But where the hell did he go…? Okay, you need to cool your head off first. Time is of the essence, and every second you waste chasing after shadows is a second you aren’t making progress! Examining the immediate area, there’s nothing different except the obvious hole in the ground… which can only mean one thing! The answer should be clear… >But it isn’t, so you will have to dive into the mole hole and chase after him! How complicated can a mole maze can be? [Hard Roll] [Athletics Based]>He wasn’t alone, and he probably won’t want to stay solo for this. Go where Valdemar is and wait for the mole to show up! [Normal Roll] [Knowledge Based]>Inside the Ka-Shino! He needs to beat up Ka-Shing and take his piece before he gets to do something else first! And what better place than that?! [Normal Roll] [Knowledge Based]>Well his objective is to take all the Crystal Pieces, right? Maybe you should stand next to Flint, since he’s looking like an easy target. [Normal Roll] [Knowledge Based]>Write In.
>>3321077>He wasn’t alone, and he probably won’t want to stay solo for this. Go where Valdemar is and wait for the mole to show up! [Normal Roll] [Knowledge Based]
>>3321077>Inside the Ka-Shino! He needs to beat up Ka-Shing and take his piece before he gets to do something else first! And what better place than that?! [Normal Roll] [Knowledge Based]There's nothing stopping this guy from straight-up killing Ka-Shing once he takes the rock from him. He's part of a fucking doomsday murder death cult, why wouldn't he take the chance to gut a billionaire in his own luxury casino?
>>3321092>>3321102We're going with this!Please Roll! Best of 3!
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>3321111
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>3321111please don't fuck up.
(64! That’s a good roll! Nice!) [9:27 PM] “Partner, I have a question…” Something about Philonune feels apprehensive through your link.“Shoot.”“…Why didn’t we simply follow the red beam? It went straight inside that ostentatious building, and remained there for a little while. More than enough time to pursue, had we tried.” …You want to respond with something sensible, but you got nothing. “Now it’s moving towards the obnoxious cultist with the bird.” Philonune’s completely right! The energy ray traces a line over the snow, rapidly closing in on Valdemar’s location… You need to tell everyone and stop the mole! “Guys! Someone check inside the Ka-Shino! The others stay away from the cultist, he’s definitely hiding somewhere around here! The mole thing is coming for that one guy!” You start running towards Valdemar Bruun!Why did you completely forget about the red lights?! It’s the whole point of this fucking day!Perhaps you’re too worn out to think straight after surviving a stressful siege, watching someone you knew and fought with die tragically in front of you, torturing and brutalizing a salaryman, being hunted by a skeletal abomination for hours, and soloing four enemy flame users in a row… The few henchmen checking on the cultist’s condition give him a clear berth, as ordered. Another group makes their way inside the Ka-Shino. The rest of the goons stand around on full alert. “It’s the boss! The boss is seriously injured! We need to get him to a hospital ASAP!” One of the henchmen calls out from outside the Ka-Shino, loud enough to carry over the whole field. Hopefully Ka-Shing had his minions learn first-aid in case of emergencies like this… You’d rather not have more people you know dying in one day. Soon enough, you outpace the indicator beam and reach Valdemar first! The rumbling noises close in, the concrete and asphalt splintering and crumbling louder and louder…Stabbing the mole through the weakened ground is your best bet here, but timing is everything. Too early and it’ll swerve around the spear; too late and it won’t matter.
>>3321290Once you feel the moment is right, you command Philonune to leap towards the bloodied Valdemar Bruun spear-first, piercing the earth inches next to him as the scarlet ray passes! The mole weakens the pavement enough for the thrust to strike true, squealing like a pig in pure high-pitched agony!With Buné gone a second time, the cultist should be knocked out properly wherever he’s hiding. Victory is yours again! So is the Crystal Piece, if you can dig it out…Taking this free moment to catch your breath, your thoughts wander over this whole situation…Why would the cultist risk the Crystal Piece like that?Was he worried about being found out easily if he kept it on himself?Why telegraph his mole’s moves instead?Why bother to come back for his partner if he was in no position to fight?One part of you wants to cut him some slack; being forced to fight random people to the near-death is stressful as hell, no matter who you are. You can’t imagine someone doing this for two thousand years and staying sane afterward.Another part of you doesn’t give a shit about these crazy maniacs; they’re willingly part of a literal doomsday cult for fuck’s sake! They knew what they were signing up for… But sometimes people are forced into taking options they would never consider, huh? “Hah! Maybe you are the real deal!” An exhausted Flint actually applauds you! If he had the strength to stand, would he give you a standing ovation or something? “I was waiting for him to come up for me, but what the fuck do I know? Good shit.” Now what? >Dig up the Crystal Piece and leave. Head back to Yukika and the others.>Search for that cultist again! The madman can’t keep getting away with it!>Write In.
>>3321292>Search for that cultist again! The madman can’t keep getting away with it!
>>3321292>Search for that cultist again! The madman can’t keep getting away with it!It's a huge parking lot that maybe a thousand cars can park in? Maybe more? I hope we have enough Ka-Shing dudes here to help narrow this down
[9:40 PM] Better to not leave him hanging. “Thanks…” Hearing praise from Flint of all people is… odd. Is he okay? Why is he acting so different? Did you impress him that much? Before you can call this mission complete, you need to find that cultist. As long as he’s out there, he’s a threat! Though you still don’t know where he is, you have some inkling of a clue… “You said the red beam stayed over the Ka-Shino for a while, right?” You telepathically ask Philonune.“Indeed. Then it moved towards this unconscious chap.” Philonune points at Valdemar, then he reverts back to flame form.“Okay. Let’s assume he made a series of fuck-ups. We know he brought Ka-Shing inside the building, knocked him out, and took his piece. Now when he realized he would be easily spotted outside with it, he panicked and decided to let the mole carry the piece… And assuming he didn’t escape from some back exit while we were busy… then he’s still inside.”“A lot of wishful thinking, but sounds reasonable enough. Let’s chase him down.” You grab one of the running grunts and tell him that the cultist is most likely inside the Ka-Shino. And you also tell him to tell everyone he can to search around, secure the perimeter. With enough dudes, you will narrow him down one way or another.The goateed bodyguard doesn’t seem willing to follow your orders, however. Something about his outfit doesn’t feel on the same level as those of the other henchman… “Hey Gonzales, just do what the kid says!” Flint intervenes in your favor.“Pfft. If you say so…” Flint must be second in command of these guys with how much they listen to him. 2/3 of Ka-Shing’s men left with their boss to the closest hospital. Meanwhile, the remaining group helped you search for the mystery mole man and secure the other flame users. It didn’t take long to find the culprit unconscious inside the Ka-Shino, next to one of the windows in a third floor break room. A worn pair of binoculars is on the luxurious carpeted floor next to him. This must be how he’s able to pilot his mole entity effectively from ridiculous distances.For some reason, the disgusting girl with glasses is not tied up with the other enemies. Maybe she is – or was – on their side? Now it’s all over! You can finally say you secured an (almost) complete victory here! Ka-Shing is still injured, but you had to plan ahead to stop the mole. Oh well.
>>3321521After all’s said and done, Ka-Shing’s men don’t seem willing to obstruct or prevent you in any shape, or form. Whenever you pass by any of them, they move away and try to keep their distance as much as they can. The goons even go out of their way to avoid looking at you! Flint is still laying around near the parking lot, his Crystal Piece in his pocket. Ka-Shing’s Crystal Piece remains buried underground where the giant mole left it. The adrenaline of constant battles has not run out of your body, arms and hands twitching occasionally. The freezing chill of the crimson night air cuts through to your bones more vividly now. The streets ahead are the same dull red gloom as they have been for the past several hours. Pretty soon you will have reached your limit…You’re close to the main gate now and could leave no problem. What do you do now? >Dig up Ka-Shing’s Crystal Piece. Better to not leave it there.>Ask Flint for his Crystal Piece. He’s in no condition to fight.>Leave. Find your sister and Yukika. You’re done with this place.>Write In.
>>3321524>Leave. Find your sister and Yukika. You’re done with this place.
>>3321524>Leave. Find your sister and Yukika. You’re done with this place.What a fucking day, huh?
[10:01 PM] Enough is enough. Time to finally ditch this dump… until like two more months when you can legally enter to play inside. You bid farewell to the money sinker as you cross the main gate to find your sister and Yukika. It doesn’t take long. The daredevil Youtuber was hiding immediately next to the main door – probably watching everything unfold from afar. She’s carrying your sister the same way as before. “Holy smokes, you did it! Congratulations!”“Thanks.” You shrug like it’s nothing, which it is. The aches and pains will probably hit you by the time you return.“Blergh-geh-fub-he.” That eloquently sums up Amelia’s thoughts. Judging by her state, she might actually start getting drunk for no real reason. Oh boy.“I think Amelia wants to go home.” Yukika pokes Amelia in her face. Your little sister growls like a cute bear. “As you should. You said it yourself: three light beams together is a massive target.” “Wait, you aren’t coming with us?”The ex-celebrity claps, the sound much more startling in the dark red streetcorner with nothing else around. “A proper invitation, how kind of you! Please hold Amelia for a second. I need to go check on Mr. Masterson before leaving.” Yukika hands you Amelia, as lightweight as ever. Yukika comes back within a minute, and something is already bothering you… “Alright, who’d you steal that from?” You narrow your eyes. She stole a Crystal Piece! That new red laser proves it!Yukika holds her hands up to her face in ‘shock.’ “WHAAAAAAAT? Me? Steal? Chewirton found it in the ground, fair and square!” The disingenuous Yukika stares at her dog, who wags his tail at record speed. “See? No problemo. Let’s start moving before someone realizes… I asked Mr. Masterson to not rat me out, but you can never know for sure with these bodyguards. That loyalty to Mr. Ka-Shing can get real obnoxious.” She glances back towards the parking lot, still overrun with goons in suits. “Also let’s keep our voices down… We don’t want any more problems, do we?” That coy expression on her face almost reminds you of the one she had while her entity was possessing her. Almost. Yukika pushes away from the pillar and starts moving out. You’re too exhausted both physically and mentally to muster any resistance.
>>3321828Once you two reach several blocks into the disturbing darkness of Crimzone’d Pokyo Lokyo, you start loudly whispering to each other. “With two beams on us, we’ll be done for if we get caught out. Let’s go back and return the piece, please.” One last ditch effort to make her reconsider…“Mmmmm… Nope!” Before you can retort at all, Yukika continues speaking. “Oh no, there’s something over there!!” You spin to where Yukika is pointing, and by the time you feel your pocket a bit lighter than it was, it’s already too late. The shame of falling for the oldest trick is one you won’t scrub easily!Philonune manifests himself and twirls his spear in his hands. He stares down the kleptomaniac girl wordlessly, the condescension oozing through your link to you.“Whoa, calm down! I just wanted to make sure of something…” She places the two pieces next to each other. One very odd sound and flash later, they’ve fused into a bigger fragment with a strange symbol inscribed on it! The red beam remains the same, with no sign of it growing thicker or intensifying.Did the Judges even think about the possibility of the Crystal being torn apart and used like this? They’re rather inept when it comes to accounting for loopholes. “See! Now there is only one beam the way you wanted! Cool, huh?” Yukika drops the Crystal Piece back in your pocket, patting it a few times as if she didn’t just rob you blind.This girl… Too lazy to break it and return it right now. “I guess it’s fine.” Besides, if Ka-Shing suspects you were the one, he will simply contact you himself. “But why exactly are you doing this?”Yukika moves further ahead, grabs a signpost, and twirls around it a few times! “Let’s keep it our little secret until we get to wherever, alright? Now that I think about it, where exactly are we going?”“Just follow me… I’m not exactly sure if we should return home with the beam on us. Gimme a minute to think about it.” When you started to think things would calm down, you were wrong. Again. What are you supposed to do now? Fuckin’ greeeeaaaaaaat... Sadly this is all we have for this week’s thread! Thanks for playing! Hope you guys enjoyed it! Look forward to the next thread!
>>3321837Thanks for running!
>>3321837GG, dog girl needs to be spanked.
>>3321837And why did she know to think to do this?
>>3322800She had Flint working for her, and they seem to have a nice relationship from that. Flint also works for Ka-Shing, who knows all the Crystal research/testing stuff from back when he worked with Lise's mom and Rise (evil Yu Yan). Ka-Shing definitely must have briefed him about the Crystals and how they work, and then he just told Yukika.
>>3321837thanks man, good thread
>>3322926Eh. Sounds about right, Flint jaw isn't the paragon of subtly.