You are in the Distant Frontier because Constance asked you for a meeting earlier in the day. It was, in fact, to talk about what to do with Dhrtarastra – Osgood’s entity. Since this will be the last chance to know why he was how he was, you asked about Osgood’s story. After the not-so-shocking revelation he was struggling alone with his demons, you had another question in mind: “…But what about you?” Couldn’t Dhrtarastra be the voice of comfort for Osgood? Didn’t he help? What happened between them? Dhrtarastra closes his eye… things. They’re not exactly eyelids, but something similar. He’s about to speak up… “Me? I, of course, set him straight! If we wanted to save the world, he should be stronger than that! Enduring such meager adversities is barely an issue for a warrior, less for an ally of the Defender of the East! How pathetic could a man be that he needed to seek comfort from his own mistakes?! Seeking aid in battle is one thing, but that is a different matter! That’s the lowest of the low! We needed to be the rock everyone would rely on! Impervious! Stolid! Unyielding! He needed to seek peace within, not without! We lead by example, our faults are our own, but our mistakes will not reflect upon our allies!” Dhrtarastra is heating up! Reminds you of Osgood arguing back in the clinic room with the others… “I had to shut him down! To remind him how he was above it at all times! I forbade it! Every time! He needed to be stronger, because I knew he had the potential to overcome what haunted him! I knew he didn’t need to put himself down! I knew he wasn’t a coward! I… I knew…” Dhrtarastra finally stops shouting. The last of the words echo around you, swallowed by the emptiness… “…Yet, it did not matter. I let him die as one. I wasn’t able to show him what I truly saw in him. That untapped potential vanished into the earth, never to flourish. Pain creates character, yet I never gave him the opportunity to overcome it. I simply left him to his spiral of suffering and expected him to stand tall in the face of the storm. If only I wasn’t so foolish…” The protector from another world sobs openly, not caring anymore. “What kind of pathetic ‘true warrior’ am I if I permit my comrade to die like this? In the end, I was the rock everyone would depend on… Unmoving. Uncaring. Unimportant.”“Mr. Dhrtarastra, don’t—”“Cease, young savant. If I didn’t allow my closest friend to hear words of comfort, I deserve no better.” Dhrtarastra stops Constance from talking. His voice is hoarse and tired, hundreds or thousands of years finally weighing his spirit down. “I simply want a chance at redemption. Not for myself… but for him.”
>>3466310Before listening to Dhrtarastra’s story, you were pretty much sure you wanted this power boost for yourself. And while a big part of you still feels the same, you can’t help but rethink yourself after the heartfelt story you witnessed here… What do you do? (Just for clarification, marshmallows are a permanent power boost. How effective they are, however, depends on the entity in question. More info on that later!) >Agree to his request. He wants you to take what’s left of him. Who are you to refuse?>Decline his request. Propose Constance eat him instead! She needs to get better too.>Decline his request. Propose to let him continue living, until you really need him later.>Write In.
>>3466312Information: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!
>>3466312>>Agree to his request. He wants you to take what’s left of him. Who are you to refuse?See? I told you guys marshmallows are permanent. Anyways same as before if he wants to do one last sacrifice I can respect that, don't force him to live
>>3466312>>Agree to his request. He wants you to take what’s left of him. Who are you to refuse?He's already resolved himself, it would be disrespectful to refuse at this point
>>3466312>Decline his request. Propose Constance eat him instead! She needs to get better too.
>>3466312>>Decline his request. Propose to let him continue living, until you really need him later.
>>3466312>Agree to his request. He wants you to take what’s left of him. Who are you to refuse?Also ask him if we can do anything else for him.
>>3466395Supporting. Promise to take care of any lingering regrets him or Osgood might have had. It's what bros are for
“Alright.” You nod at Dhrtarastra. You have no reason to decline at this point, it would be too cruel to even think it. “Right, Philo?”“I agree as well. Regardless of past events, it was a pleasure to fight alongside you – Dhrtarastra.” Philonune wields his forever-reassuring smirk the same as you do now. “Young warriors… I thank you.” The tears finally stop, but the rest of them continue to drip away. “My power may be weak now, but we’re fighting a war of inches, and every bit of power counts.”“Is there anything else we can do for you? Or Osgood?”“On my end this is enough, young man. I appreciate your generosity. But for Osgood, there might be a few things you could do.” Dhrtarastra hums to himself. “One, protect his prized possession.”“His van…?” Based on how much he talked about it, that might be it.“Indeed.” Dhrtarastra nods somehow despite not having a neck to move him. “The keys are hidden within the bed he slept on in this very clinic. Its documents are kept safe by that rogue Sewel.” Oh yeah, Sewel is good with documents and things, isn’t he? He got those government papers for Yu Yan that one time. Maybe you should pay him a visit when you can…Wait a second…“Wait, I can’t take the van! I don’t know how to drive! What about his ex-girlfriend? Can’t she take it?” Wouldn’t it be hers or something now that he’s dead? He bought it for the team, but you can’t exactly drive it yourself!
>>3466644“Precisely; that’s another thing you need to look out for us. Just make sure she’s safe and sound.”“…Is that all?” Philonune’s tone is polite on the outside, but you can sense his respect ringing through your link with him. The feeling is mutual!“Yes. Thank you. I know I ask for much, but I don’t know anyone more reliable than the two of you for this.” “It’s no problem, really!” You mean it too!“…Then it’s settled! Johnny, please visit me to give you his power!” Constance informs you. “I’ll see you later when you wake up! I hope you get enough sleep!” The volleyball head starts waving without a care, all smiles and sunshine in this black space.“Rest well great warriors. As one of the Four Devas, I thank you once again.” That’s probably the last thing you’re going hear from Dhrtarastra before you eat him.And just like that, you wake up in the same barracks room in the bunker! Rubbing the sleep from your eyes and squinting at your phone, you see it’s Thursday May 6th, 6:54 AM. Going by his loud snoring and the little light your phone gives you, that’s Henry a few rows down from you. Putting your glasses on, you walk towards the bed you think Osgood slept in the other day, and find the van’s keys inside the pillowcase! Now that that’s handled, what next? >Visit Constance immediately! The earlier the better, even if it’s barely dawn!>Visit the impromptu cell! If they’re tired, then they won’t be as guarded to you!>You haven’t seen T_T Neko just yet. Cats are awake this early, aren’t they?>Go up to the clinic rooftop! Early morning is the best time for some fresh air!>Wake Henry’s ass up! You can work out with him or talk some plans through?>Write In.
>>3466649>>Visit Constance immediately! The earlier the better, even if it’s barely dawn!
>>3466649>First things first; check if our phones are working. Maybe the phone towers came back on again while we were asleep?>Grab some breakfast, we have a long day ahead of us>Go see Constance, maybe even bring her some breakfast too
First things first, you check if your phone is working now! To your disappointment, still nothing. What a letdown! Now next, you should go for some breakfast! You have a long day ahead of you… but that won’t stop you bringing some extra for your favorite volleyball head! Entering the cafeteria, you find the place not entirely empty! A few cafeteria staff and three patients are around here, either chowing down into their breakfast or cooking up the next batch. How does the new clinic building have room for so many patients? Where do they even sleep? Are all those rooms you saw when you got lost with Yu Yan actually in use?!Anyway, you head to the line and buy some breakfast for yourself! Some egg and cheese sandwiches, small salads, and bottles of orange juice… not bad. Surprisingly, the clinic employee didn’t charge you extra for not being a patient. After getting your things in a plastic bag, you run into Nurse Calamity! When you tell her about getting some food for Constance, she smiles and tells the staff to get the ‘special recipe,’ whatever that is. From what Kata told you, Constance has trouble chewing some foods with her current condition…Before leaving, Nurse Calamity thanks you for looking out for Constance. Of course, you said it was nothing. Watching her go, you wonder if she even sleeps… The maze-like bunker doesn’t stop you anymore, and you promptly find Constance’s room without dropping her food tray or your bag! You open the door without knocking like you always do, and you’re greeted with a rough chokehold! It’s Matilda! Once she realizes it’s you, she lets you go. Sweet bunker air! “My mistake. It’s early in the morning.” Matilda apologizes in the usual monotone. You’re lucky you didn’t drop the tray!“I’ll pretend that was a hug… It’s nicer that way…” You reply to the future assassin in-between your breaths. Looking around the room, there’s only Constance’s sleeping and no one else. “Where’s Lise?”“Uccelli thought it was about time she got a break, so she sent me to stay the night here in her place.” Matilda summarizes. “Didn’t expect anyone this early.” So she says… “Didn’t Lise tell you I was going to be here?” Assuming Constance told her you were coming for the marshmallow…“I carried her out of this room while she was sleeping. Less hassle that way.” Well, Matilda didn’t know. Guess that happens when not everyone is on the same page. “Johnny…” Constance is waking up! “Ms. Matilda!” Now she’s fully awake!“Constance, Lise is sleeping in the barracks with the other women. I’ll be your guard for the meantime.” Matilda does a stiff bow. “I hope you find my performance more than adequate.”
>>3467095“Yeah! Of course!” The sick mummy smiles so brightly Matilda can’t help but smile back! Turning back to you, Constance does a hand motion. “Johnny, you came for…” You thought it was a fly or something, but she has a miniscule flame floating around her! That must be Dhrtarastra.“Yes, but first let’s have some breakfast!” You step forward and put Constance’s tray on her bed! Somehow she didn’t notice you carrying it until now. “Can’t start the day without some nutritious food! Nurse Kata got me the good ones for you!” “…How many lunches do you owe me by now?” Matilda whispers to you in a strained tone. Shit, you forgot about that deal!“…You want mine instead?” You whisper back at her, trying not to be equally strained. No, not your nutritious food…!“Don’t worry, I already ate. I need you to be well-fed or else our training won’t accomplish anything. Here.” Matilda passes you a paper. “That’s your new and improved schedule. I was working on it in my free time, and I made it at least 40 percent better than the last one. I don’t want any faults or complaints from you, you hear me?”“Yes, ma’am.” Why couldn’t she send it to you through your phone?!…Oh yeah, no internet and satellite connection yet. Damn the dictatorship you live in finally being less lazy! After eating breakfast together, everything is settled for Dhrtarastra to turn into the raw energy marshmallow! Without any fanfare, the process finishes and you eat the defender of the east. Tastes like salty ocean breeze and sadness…You feel an immense rush of power as before, but also a little weaker…! Then you fart anticlimactically! By this point, you’re convinced this is by design! “Thank you for helping us, Mr. Dhrtarastra.” Constance says solemnly.“…Did you just fart?” Matilda sidesteps away from you.You adjust your glasses. “It’s part of the process.” And she can’t leave the room! Ha! Welp, that’s done! It’s 7:39 AM now, still early in the day. What’s next? >Visit the impromptu cell! If they’re tired, then they won’t be as guarded to you when you ‘interrogate’ them!>You haven’t seen T_T Neko so far! Where’d the stray cat go? She shouldn’t have left the building, maybe.>Spend the morning in Constance’s room! There shouldn’t be danger anymore, but you’re still a flame user!>Go up to the rooftop! It’s not quite ridiculously early anymore, but some fresh air will do you good anyway!>Go wake Henry up! You want to work out while you’re stuck in the clinic, and you’re going to drag him into it!>Write In.-15 Gor$(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>3467101>You haven’t seen T_T Neko so far! Where’d the stray cat go? She shouldn’t have left the building, maybe.
>>3467101>>Go up to the rooftop! It’s not quite ridiculously early anymore, but some fresh air will do you good anyway!
>>3467101>Go up to the rooftop! It’s not quite ridiculously early anymore, but some fresh air will do you good anyway!
>>3467101>>You haven’t seen T_T Neko so far! Where’d the stray cat go? She shouldn’t have left the building, maybe.She's the only one we haven't checked on
>>3467101So, Matilda's up next for sexy shenanigans right?Do we save it for the training session or do we pursue someone else?>You haven’t seen T_T Neko so far! Where’d the stray cat go? She shouldn’t have left the building, maybe.
>>3467101Farting is the assimilation of spirits. Don't worry about it Matilda.
“What? You can’t be serious.”“Farting is the assimilation of spirits. Don't worry about it, Matilda.” You nod alongside with Philonune.“Uhm… Everybody does it every time, so that might be true.” Constance backs you up, though there’s no sign of her being thrilled by this. “Thank you for doing this again, Constance.” Thanking her starts the sunshine and rainbows all over again! “Well, there is one person I haven’t checked out so far. Matilda, do you know where T_T Neko is?”“I do. In fact, it’s not far from here.”“Nice. Where is she?”“5 bucks. Now.”“I… Ugh, fine…” Matilda smirks and waves your hand away. Did… Did she just reject easy money?! What the fuck is wrong with her?! You may need to investigate this later!After learning where Neko’s bunker room is and saying goodbye to both girls, you find it no problem. Navigating the bunker is second nature to you now! You open the door without knocking to find T_T Neko with her eyes glued at a computer screen! Facing away from you into the bright light, her hands fly over her keyboard at an impressive pace. From what you can make out, she has her headphones on and is playing that stupid dinosaur browser game. The room is the same as every other regular room in the bunker, except for the computer and extra trash on the floor for flavor. Did they get her a special computer just for her? Either way, it appears she just lost the game. Time for you to make yourself known! “S’up?!”“GAAAAAAAAAH!” T_T Neko shrieks in surprise. She spins around and points a trembling finger at you. “A GHOOOOOOOOOST! P-PLEASE DON’T HURT MEEEEEE!”“No. I’m alive and I’m not going to hurt you.” You explain, keeping your voice down and closing the door behind you. “How—”“Huh?! W-Why did you sneak inside?! Are you spa-spying on me?! Who gave you p-permission?! D-Do you even understand th-the concept of privacy?!” The crazy cat girl continues to gnash her teeth at you. The irony is palpable. “You’re a priiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick!” “I just wanted to check on you. I was worried.” And she’s literally the last person you haven’t checked on, but she doesn’t need to know that. You thought you overcome this phase of her with her stabbing you!“Ngh… I’m sorry… But you know h-how I am… You s-should have expected it at this p-point. But thanks I-I guess?” Neko ‘s face is a complicated mix of emotions you’re not sure how to decipher.
>>3470234“…Well, I see you’ve been keeping yourself busy.” You say, changing the subject to something easier. Glancing at her screen, you see Neko hasn’t even got a high score. “D-Don’t judge me! I did m-more than enough for y-you guys! I deserve a break too! I w-wish I bought my games here though…” “Maybe you could have talked to the others instead of being locked in your room, alone?” Oh god, you’re really starting to sound like your mother… Amelia was right!“T-They all freaking hate me! No thanks. E-Except for that teacher, all your f-friends are a b-bunch of… pricks!”“…What’s wrong with Constance?” You’re not going to bother to defend the rest. They all have reasons to dislike her or are, in fact, pricks. You’ve witnessed this firsthand, after all… “W-We did play some SoL… She’s pretty cool… and kinda cute.” Neko fidgets in her seat. “Hold on a sec. I remember something… Here you go.” She hands you a Sparks of Luck card! it’s The Lieutenant of Headpats! Now that you’re looking at this, you vaguely remember a poster of this in Neko’s disgusting ghetto apartment… “It’s my favorite one. Now we’re even.”“What do you mean we’re even?”Neko’s hair actually bristles at that. “That’s the best card in the meta! What else do you want? You pricks undervaluing a rare piece like that should just disappear!” “Is it that rare? Doesn’t look like it.” You examine the card and it only has 2 stars. The design is also drastically different from the one you own!“It was so good, they had to nerf it to the ground! That’s an original copy!” T_T Neko realizes something. “Hold on a sec. You play? Do you want to play… with me?” Her eyes are shining in a bad way… What do you do? >Play Sparks of Luck with Neko! It sure is better than getting the shit stabbed out of you!>Decline. You just came here to check on her, and maybe chat a little. Maybe get more info?>Decline. Amelia bought an old console for Constance, maybe you all could play together!>Write In. If you accept playing, do you prefer just leaving it all to a dice roll, or playing it thoroughly? >Full game! If you’re going to play against her, you’ll beat her legitimately!>You’re fond of one dice roll to decide it all! [Very Hard Roll] [Knowledge Based]+The Lieutenant of Headpats – Original Copy
>>3470236>Play Sparks of Luck with Neko! It sure is better than getting the shit stabbed out of you!>Full game! If you’re going to play against her, you’ll beat her legitimately!
>>3470236>>Play Sparks of Luck with Neko! It sure is better than getting the shit stabbed out of you!If I win, I get the sweater you're wearing.>Full game! If you’re going to play against her, you’ll beat her legitimately!
>>3470236>>3470244This but no need to play strip tcgs.
>>3470261You telling me you don't want that sweater? It's sick as fuck
>>3470265Knowing her it's the only shirt she's wearing. Also, it would raise questions from everyone.
>>3470275Or we could just get her another shirt? Seems like a very easy to solve problem
>>3470261We trained all our life for strip tcg. Let's do it! Also, the sweater is still cool as heck.
>>3470280I think you're missing my point.
RULES>It’s a card game played with a 6 faced dice. >You have two types of cards, Contenders and Effects. You start by drawing 3 Effect cards.>The objective of the game is to defeat the opponent’s Contenders!>The Contender is your main guy in the game; he has life points, attack points and defense points.The Game consists of 3 phases:>First Phase is putting your Effects card (only one) in play facedown. You can reveal its ability in one of the other two phases.>Second Phase is both players throwing the dice to see who attacks first! The one who throws the bigger number is the one who will attack (unless an Effect card says otherwise!). You can activate your Effect card if you want to.>Third Phase is attacking and defending depending on who is attacking. You can also activate your Effect card if you want to. If you don’t use your Effect card, it goes back to your hand.>Repeat until one contender is defeated!>If you use up all your Effect cards, you can draw 3 more, until your maze is emptied! (Max 12 Cards.)>Life Points are how much damage the card can take before getting KO’ed!>Attack Points are how much damage is added to the dice rolls while attacking!>Defense Points are how much damage you don’t take when you decide to defend!>In the battle phase, if you are attacking, you only need to roll the dice to see how much damage you are doing.>In the battle phase, if you are defending, you can either choose to defend or to dodge! >If you defend, the damage you receive is the attacking roll of your opponent minus the defending roll you threw, if you somehow defend more than your opponent’s damage, you will still receive 1 damage regardless.>If you dodge, and your rolled number is greater than your opponent's, you receive no damage! Otherwise, you receive full damage. Boosts aren’t counted here, only when calculating damage!>All modifiers are counted immediately.Have fun!
>>3470300Before we start! Please select a card! (In order.)>The Warrior Queen of Prosperity>The Lieutenant of Headpats>The Ice Goddess of Sorrow>The Little Princess of Corruption>The Angry Spirit of the Forest>The Untalented Novice Witch>The Uncharismatic Rogue Huntress>Random.
>>3470286How so? Are you talking about people asking questions? We could just, ya know, tell them that we won it in the game. I don't see any problems with that
>>3470306>>The Lieutenant of Headpats
>>3470306>>The Lieutenant of HeadpatsWe'll beat her with her favorite card
>>3470261>Not wanting an awesome shirt for our victoryYou're a boring guy >>3470306>>The Lieutenant of HeadpatsIt's the most busted one right?
>>3470306>>The Warrior Queen of Prosperity
“Alright sure – but if I win, I get the sweater you’re wearing.”“What?! Why?!”“I just like the design.” You adjust your glasses. “Ha! Sure, I’m not going to lose anyway! And when I win, you get to do what I want!”“And that is…?” An eyebrow raise is all she’ll get from you!“You just wait…” Neko starts grinning, showing her teeth like a certain fat purple cat. You have a BAD feeling about this… Either way, it’s time to begin this duel! GET YOUR GAME ON! T_T Neko picked “The Knowledgeable General of Wisdom and Headpats!” (LP:13 AP:3 DP:-4)!Johnny picked “The Lieutenant of Headpats!” (LP:5 AP:3 DP:2)! “Hold on, I thought The Lieutenant of Headpats was the best card! What gives?!” Her card has three stars! It’s one of the rarest cards in the game! Holy shit!“I anticipated you wouldn’t play fair once you asked to bet. I’m sorry, but I won’t play nice!” Neko is grinning savagely now. For some reason, you are starting to hear boss music in your head…
>>3470374Please select one of the Effect Cards in hand to put down!>Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!>Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand!
>>3470376>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!It's time toD-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-DUEL
>>3470376>>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!
>>3470376>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!
Rolled 4 (1d6)Cards are set!Neko is looking confident!-Roll 1d6 to decide who attacks and who defends! Rolling for T_T Neko now!-Also, do you want to activate "Roll Plus" in this phase?>Yes.>No.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470405Not now
>>3470405Forgot to say, all rolls are best of 2!
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470405no
>>3470405Neko activates Change of Fate!: Winning is losing! The fewer number wins the duel!Neko is the attacker!Do you want to defend or to dodge?!>Defend>DodgeDo you want to activate Roll Plus?>Yes.>No. Let it return to your hand.
>>3470433Forgot the pic.
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3470433Dodge and yeslemme try rolling again...
>>3470433>Dodge>No. Let it return to your hand.
>>3470433>Dodge>No. Let it return to your hand.Keep that free buff safe
>>3470433>>Dodge>NoSave it for when we we're attacking her card doesn't do that much damage
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>3470433You decide to Dodge!You don't activate your card!T_T Neko is amused. Roll 1d6 to Dodge, Best of 2! Rolling for Neko now!
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3470491
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3470491
>>3470491T_T Neko misses wide! Johnny receives no damage!T_T Neko is impressed!You weren’t even worried.Roll Plus returns to the hand!Please select one of the Effect Cards in hand to put down!>Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!>Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand!
>>3470507>>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!We need to go on the offensive that's her card's weakness
>>3470507>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3470507Cards are set!Neko is looking slightly concerned...Roll 1d6 to decide who attacks and who defends! Rolling for T_T Neko now!Also, do you want to activate "Roll Plus" in this phase?>Yes.>No.
>>3470524>>NoSave it for damage step, that's when we go all out
>>3470531Don't forget to roll!
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3470536sorry
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3470524>>No.
Rolled 2 (1d6)Johnny is Attacking! T_T Neko is Dodging!T_T Neko compliments your rolling technique!T_T Neko activates Block!: Before rolling is done, your opponent can’t use his card in this Phase. This card can’t return to your hand!You have no other option but to roll now!Roll 1d6 to decide how much damage you do and if you hit or not, Best of 2! Rolling for T_T Neko now!
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3470573AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470578At least you tried anon
>>3470573Johnny deals 9 (6+3) Damage! Holy Moly!T_T Neko has 4 Life Points left!One more attack and that should do it, right?Roll Plus comes back to your hand!T_T Neko says she’s having fun!Please select one of the Effect Cards in hand to put down! >Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!>Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand!
>>3470608>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!
>>3470608>>Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!I'm determined to use this card!
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>3470608T_T Neko is thinking this thought…Cards are set!T_T Neko believes it’s not over yet!Roll 1d6 to decide who attacks and who defends, Best of 2! Rolling for T_T Neko now!Do you want to activate Roll Plus?>Yes.>No.
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3470628NOT YET
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3470628>No
>>3470628>>No.Unless if Neko pulls some bullshit, I think we've got this boys
T_T Neko activates Berserker!: For Every two points of LP lost, gain +1 to your roll for this turn. This card can’t return to your hand! T_T Neko’s roll is 6(2+4) now!You think that card is busted…T_T Neko is attacking now!Do you want to defend or to dodge?!>Defend.>Dodge.
>>3470647Also, do you want to activate Roll Plus?>Yee.>Nah.
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470647>>Defend.>Yee.Play it safe
Rolled 2 (1d6)>>3470647>Dodge>Nah
>>3470647You decide to defend!You activate Roll Plus!: Add +2 to your Roll!Your defense is 10 (6+2+2)!It’s not even worth the time to make T_T Neko roll…Johnny has 4 Life Points left!T_T Neko is really impressed!T_T Neko draws 3 new Effect Cards!Please select one of the Effect Cards in hand to put down!>Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!>Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand!
>>3470683>>Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand!Might as well use it. I mean, it's in the name!
>>3470683>Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!
>>3470683>Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!No boostan!
>>3470690>>3470691>>3470693Wait why are you choosing this?
>>3470697because we can no-sell her if she tries to brute force us dead
>>3470683T_T Neko smiles!You smirk back.Cards are set!T_T Neko can’t believe how good you are.Roll 1d6 to decide who attacks and who defends, Best of 2! Rolling for T_T Neko now!Do you want to activate Even field? (For intimidation. It’s better to activate it later.)>Yes.>No.
>>3470683>>Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand!>>3470690>>3470691>>3470693>>3470702Isn't AP and DP are to our advantage?
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3470705
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>3470705rollan>>3470709not if she buffs or debuffs us
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470705ehem, the roll!
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470705>>No.
>>3470702>>3470711But then we can't take her out this turn. The longer the gane lasts the more broken cards she can use
>>3470705(Sorry guys, your 6 was the third roll.)T_T Neko is attacking once again! What a miraculous roll!You can’t believe this bullshit! But you stay quiet.T_T Neko can’t believe it either, but acts confident!Do you want to activate Even field?>Yes.>No.Do you want to defend or to dodge?!>Defend.>Dodge.
>>3470729>>Yes.>Defend.Unless if she rolls great and we roll shit, we won't die this turn
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3470729You activate Even field!: AP and DP don’t count for this turn!T_T Neko doesn’t look thrilled. She thought she was about to win.You feel a little safer, but the dice might fail you…T_T Neko doesn’t use her card! You wonder why.Roll 1d6 to Defend, Best of 2! Rolling for Neko now!
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470748Duro!
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3470748>T_T Neko doesn’t use her card! You wonder why.This worries me
Rolled 1 (1d6)>>3470748
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470748
Rolled 4 (1d6)>>3470748You managed to overcome most of the damage!You have 3 Life Points left!T_T Neko knew it was impossible to win in this turn, but wanted to do more damage.You only have one card left in your hand. So you put Finisher Move!: After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do! This card can’t return to your hand! down.Cards are set!You cannot use this card in this phase...Roll 1d6 to decide who attacks and who defends, Best of 2! Rolling for T_T Neko now!
Rolled 3 (1d6)>>3470762Moment of truth!
Rolled 6 (1d6)>>3470762
>>3470765Nice. Damn nice.
>>3470845I dedicate this winning roll to Nina.If it wasn't for her we wouldn't be the men we are today, and even if we don't end up with her in the end, she will always be in my heart and a driving motivating force in my life and lifestyle.
Another perfect 6! You are the one attacking! You take your dice for the next throw!T_T Neko asks you to stop.“No need to roll! With Countermeasure (You receive 2 damage instead of what your opponent’s damage your roll shows.), I just receive 2 damage. Let’s roll for—”“Sorry, Neko – but you just spelled your own demise.” You smirk vigorously as you interrupt her babbling. “I activate Finisher Move (After the damage calculating damage, add +2 to the damage you do. This card can’t return to your hand.), I do enough to win now.”
>>3470862Trap card activated!
>>3470862“W-what?! N-no…” T_T Neko is in shock. “I… Holy smokes. I lost…?” T_T Neko looks dejected.“I’ve never lost before. You’re the real deal! Hopefully we will get to play sometime in the future soon! As one of the best SoL players, I don’t think I can’t let his one end like this!” T_T Neko smiles. She has been awfully nice while you were playing, and now she’s gracefully admitting defeat. But… It wasn’t a mere game for funsies, right? What do you respond? >“You’re strangely nice now. What gives?”>“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” Adjust your glasses.>“Suck it, King Johnny has arrived! Johnny! Johnny!” Better than being the Prince of anything!>“Don’t forget we had a bet…” You want the sweater.>Write In.
>>3470862>>3470870"My Grandpa's deck has no pathetic cards Neko!"
>>3470870>>“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” Adjust your glasses.But...>>“Don’t forget we had a bet…” You want the sweater.
>>3470870>“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” Adjust your glasses.>“You’re strangely nice now. What gives?”>“Don’t forget we had a bet…” You want the sweater.
>>3470870>“You’re strangely nice now. What gives?”>“Don’t forget we had a bet…” You want the sweater.
>>3470870>>“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” Adjust your glasses.It was a good game>>“Don’t forget we had a bet…” You want the sweater.A bets a bet no matter how nice you're acting
>>3470870>>“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” Adjust your glasses.
>>3470870>>“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” Adjust your glasses.>>“Don’t forget we had a bet…” You want the sweater.Also ask what she was going to request from us
>>3470870I like Neko. Stop me if I'm wrong, but Neko is actually a shy girl underneath, right? If she acts hesistant and pouty about the sweater, I want to tease her instead, not take the sweater, and ask what she wanted us to do had she won.
>>3470941>Stop me if I'm wrong, but Neko is actually a shy girl underneath, right?Yep>If she acts hesistant and pouty about the sweater, I want to tease her instead, not take the sweaterWell yeah, we obviously aren't gonna snatch it from her. She didn't seem like she minded all that much though
>>3470971> She didn't seem like she minded all that much though
“I’ll be waiting for your challenge, Neko.” You adjust your glasses. This Sparkles of Luck game can be really fun to play. You think that now because you haven’t lost a single time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel the positives!“You took me off guard! No one uses Finisher Move at all! The meta changed to hard hitters with low LPs; better to win initiative with your cards and beat your opponent as fast as possible with your contender than to miraculously win it with dice and earn guaranteed damage.” Neko explains. “It never came across my mind, using it to counter Countermeasure! I’ll be honest, you must be really lucky to pull that off since it isn’t reliable at all. Maybe I need to start thinking outside the box with strats from now on.” “Hey, you’re giving me too much credit here!” You scratch the back of your head. You just used what you had, that’s all.“With your dice rolls, I don’t think I ever stood a chance! You’re so good! Have you ever thought about entering a tournament? I used to go to them, but lately…”“N-Not really. I just like collecting the cards and that’s already a stretch. Hasn’t been that long since I got into this, and there’s something about them that I can’t just put my finger on…” Maybe it’s the artwork designs? Every time you look at them you feel a deep sense of familiarity you can never quite place…“Then you can be my practice buddy! That’s the SoL spirit! Helping each other become better! I swear I’m going to win next time, count on it!” Neko is a completely different person when it comes to this game. You don’t mind, really, but you don’t know what to make of it. Having the crazed NEET who almost bled you dry looking forward to playing with you again… it’s almost surreal. “Hey hey, don’t go too far there! Don’t forget we had a bet.” You want her sweater. You want it bad.“W-What exactly did you want again?” Oh god, she’s starting to sound like old Neko again. There goes all the bravado and energy from ten seconds ago!“Your sweater. It looks comfy.”“T-This one? Fine… I have, like, t-three of these… The Headpats I gave you is way more valuable than this.” It’s like when she talks about the cards her entire mood changes completely. “Y-You will have to w-wait for the curfew to end for me to s-search it online though…” “No. I specifically want the one you’re wearing. I want to make sure I end up with one.” You wisely leave out saying ‘before something kills me,’ because that might ruin the situation for obvious reasons!“I w-wouldn’t trust you a-all that much either, b-but it’s old a-and smelly… And this is k-kind of weird too.”
>>3471151“Eh, no big deal. Must be a washing machine somewhere down here.” You shrug. “Panic bunkers have those, right?”“B-But why the one I’m u-using…? Is t-this one of your s-sick jokes?”“No joke. I think it’ll fit me perfectly and I don’t feel like waiting.” You shrug again. “But d-d-don’t complain later, o-or you’re going to b-be back to my p-prick list, you w-weirdo!” She’s stuttering way too much now. It’s not even that cold down here! T_T Neko pulls her sweater off to reveal a sloppy sleeveless top. It’s stained in some places and one side of it keeps trying to fall off her shoulder. You’re not sure whether to be disgusted or otherwise. She hands you the sweater and promptly gets up to search for the hoodie she came here with. “I-If I catch a cold, I’m b-blaming you.” T_T Neko puts on her hoodie and stomps back to her seat.“You wouldn’t be that different from everyone else in here. Anyway, I do want know what you planning for me if you won.” Is it for you to embarrass yourself? Something else petty?“…I wanted you to give me Melodia back.” T_T Neko says without hesitation or stuttering. “It’s your cat. How does that make any sense?”“I g-gave her to you, you stupid prick! D-Did you forget?! You were going to let her die, huh?!”“Oh, I thought you coming here stopped that. Neko, she’s your cat. Don’t worry about it, okay?”“A-Are you sure…? I know e-everyone you lived with dumped you like a stray dog.”“Yeah… I’m sure.” But while you still have people you trust and who trust you back… you have fewer people to truly rely on. Except yourself and Philonune. “C-Can you go and b-bring me some food later? I d-don’t like how your f-friends look at me, and I’m p-pretty sure the lady at the c-cafeteria hates me too…” T_T Neko grovels at you the same way a starving stray cat would probably do, minus rubbing herself on your legs.“I’ll bring you lunch later, I’ll promise.”“…T-T-Thanks.” The smile Neko gives you is the same as the one she gave you after the SoL duel. It’s not a bad smile. Well, that’s the end of this nice chat! Even though T_T Neko doesn’t seem like she has anything else to do, you’re sure she won’t go idle for long. It’s 9:42 AM now. Not nearly time for lunch, but still counts as morning. What do you do now? >Visit the impromptu cell! You have people to interrogate, damnit!>Search for a washing machine and clean up this filthy sweater!>Go to the rooftop and get some fresh air and alone time! Relax!>Search for someone to interact with! (Specify who!)>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow!)
>>3471154>Search for someone to interact with! (Specify who!) Yu YanThat whole situation from the other day has come and gone. So let's try and get to know her like she wants us to
>>3471154>>Go to the rooftop and get some fresh air and alone time! Relax!
>>3471154>Put on the sweater before leaving.>Go to the rooftop and get some fresh air and alone time! Relax!>pic related to pic related
>>3471151What a good girl>>3471154Holy shit. She's stacked>Visit the impromptu cell! You have people to interrogate, damnit!We can relax on the roof after we're done interrogating, I'm sick of putting this off
>>3471177Yeah I could tell, that's why I wanted the sweater. Plus, to throw her off her game and it is a pretty cool looking sweater.Also>>3471154Thanks for running. This is a pretty sweet quest.
>>3471154>Visit the impromptu cell! You have people to interrogate, damnit!
>>3471154>Visit the impromptu cell! You have people to interrogate, damnit!Time to fuck some bastards up
>>3470234We missed an opportunity to overreact and hug Matilda while asking what happened to her.
>>3471162this, we should deal with the situation now instead of postboning it
>>3471600Yeah but we gotta kill Howie before he ruins everything.
>>3471601And Twist too. If we kill only one of them the other will be an even bigger thorn in our side. It sounds fucked up but they actually deserve everything they get
You attempted to put on the sweater, but the strong stench coming from it dissuaded you from trying. Good thing Neko didn’t notice! Without much else, you say goodbye to Neko and leave her room. You’re not really sure what to make of her now; your first hunch about her wasn’t so off the mark. She’s just a very ‘complex’ individual… There is one place you still need to check before you can finally start taking things easy: the impromptu cell with that sniveling little rat. Just one problem though… you have no clue where it is! Turning back to ask Neko would be awkward, and you don’t want to go drop in on anybody else in the bunker, so you just decide walk around and maybe take a guess. Luck is finally starting to turn for you, because you find Nurse Calamity yet again! Apparently she was on her way for one of Constance’s routine checks. She jokes about you following her around, but you’re starting to feel it might be the other way around… After a polite ask and answer, you now know where the holding cell room is! It’s… the exact same room you and the others used to confine Amelia! Is there a design flaw somewhere? Isn’t it a bad idea to hold your enemies in the same bunker you’ll rely on to stay alive?In the middle of you thinking to yourself, Nurse Kata smiles at you and tells you to take things easy – or else she’ll have more injuries to treat.Something about the way she smiled as she said that, almost savoring the possibility… it unsettles you on a deep level. Once you politely part ways with the creepy nurse in the creepy bunker, you arrive at the holding room. It’s exactly as you remember it, except it doesn’t have your moody little bear of a sister inside the massive central cell but four guys tied up separately! Two of the men are wearing damaged janitor’s clothes and sporting visible wounds all over their bodies, one is the guy you knocked out in the lobby, and the other is him… Only him and the guy you knocked out are awake. “Hello, Howie.” “I’m not Howie, I’m 7w157! Get it right, damnit!” The snot-nosed kid barks back.“W-Whatever! You’re almost interchangeable anyhow…”“Yeah, and you’re still a stupid fucking idiot. What now, huh? Are you going to drug me up and throw me in the trash again?!” Twist remembers something you aren’t sure happened. Did you really do that once? “Sounds like a safe trip back home to your parents, eh smoothbrain?” The man you knocked out interrupts you two, mumbling in a sarcastic tone. The look on his face is more disoriented than fully awake.“Who are you calling a smoothbrain, retard?!” The smoothbrain acts way more offended than he should be. No wonder he’s a smoothbrain!
>>3472598What do you do with these idiots? >“Sorry kid, but we’re turning you into a potato. Or was it a leek? Anyway, something delicious to cook!”>“Why Twister? Why’d you do all that to us? We were trying to help you and Barry to not die, remember?”>“We left you go once, we won’t make the same mistake again. Sorry, 7W157, but goodwill has its limits.”>“Tell me everything you know, starting with whose side you’re on.” Wasn’t he with the white flames before?>“So what’s the deal with you? And why the big monster?” Ask the other man who was hitting on Nariko.>Write In.
>>3472599>we let you go once we wont make the same mistake again.KILL HOWIE
>>3472599>“Why Twister? Why’d you do all that to us? We were trying to help you and Barry to not die, remember?”
>>3472598>>“Why Twister? Why’d you do all that to us? We were trying to help you and Barry to not die, remember?”>>“Tell me everything you know, starting with whose side you’re on.” Wasn’t he with the white flames before?We might as well ask all we want before we beat his shit in. Don't be afraid to be violent and aggressive, he seems like an undisciplined brat who won't respond to us acting nice with him
>>3472617This. Make sure this fucker realizes that he isn't as big as he thinks
>>3472599>“Why Twister? Why’d you do all that to us? We were trying to help you and Barry to not die, remember?”>“Tell me everything you know, starting with whose side you’re on.” Wasn’t he with the white flames before?>>3472617yes, this fucking shitkid at it again
It hasn’t been the first time you’ve come across him and the other guy against you. It still gets to you, wondering why he keeps doing this shit. “Why Twister? Why’d you do all that to us? We were trying to help you and Barry to not die, remember?” He came in here begging for them to save his friend, didn’t he? You want answers!“Who the fuck is Barry?”“T-The giant hobo you bought with you.” Oh yeah, he had another name didn’t he?“That’s how retarded you are! Why would I care for a mumbling fat bastard like him? He couldn’t even talk properly! I mean it was cool having him helping me and all, but fuuuuuuuuck me man, it’s no different than having an attack dog.” He… what?! “Yeah, I needed him fixed up, so what?” “We were trying to help you, you dumbass!” You shoot back, trying not to get too mad too fast.“I don’t want to be helped by fucking murderers! It hit me later you were the fuckers who killed Federiel! Just because you don’t think flames are worth much, doesn’t mean you pieces of shit didn’t kill my friend!” Twist barks back, face contorting in a mix of rage and sadness. “Titan died, big deal! Isn’t it the same to you? You didn’t give a shit about him until now either, didn’t you?” “Yo glass eyes, if this crouton can get another chance with you, can you be golden and let Billy have another shot too? I don’t know what you guys want or whose side you’re on, but you’re good in my books if you hate this shitty kid.” The man you knocked out wants another chance, huh? Is his name Billy? Why is he speaking in third person?“Hey, shut up!” Twist interrupts who you assume is Billy.“Listen here, dumbass. Do you even understand what you’re doing here? What could have happened? People are dying here!”“Hurr durr, listen here, hurr durr.” Twist attempts an imitation of you. He only succeeds in failing it. “That’s how retarded you sound, Johnny Asshole!” That the best insult he’s got? Pfft, you’ve heard worse at school…You kick the cell hard. Being shaken up should set him straight a little. “Stop with that petty shit and start taking this seriously!” Kids these days…“Gaah..!” Twist tries to flail in panic. Being tied up, all he does is wriggle in place like the worm he is. “Y-You’re just going to throw me away, b-big deal! I’m not afraid of you, sucker!” “It won’t be that simple, not this time.” You crack your knuckles. From your link, you can sense Philonune’s approval. “Now tell me everything you know, starting with whose side you’re on.”“A-Again with that retardation? I told you I’m on the good guys’ side the first – and this time I’m pretty fucking sure it is!” Twist grits his teeth at you, but you can tell he’s getting nervous. The situation is starting to get to him…
>>3472789Taking the brief lull in the interrogation, you relax your breathing. Can’t be losing control on him this early… “Okay. Why did you help Kaz?”“Because he’s a cool guy and he wants to save the world! Duuuuuuuuh! Better than whatever dumb shit you guys are doing!”“Kid, you crazy? That guy was a genuine loon.” Billy (?) chimes in. “Hey glass eyes, can I at least move to another cell? This escaped zoo monkey is getting on my nerves.” “Shut up! Just go back to sleep, you weird-ass motherfucker!”“I can’t sleep with you shriekin’ right next to me, you muppet. They should’ve gagged you too.” “Do you even know what the hell is going on?” You ask Twist, genuinely curious about him. He can’t possibly be this stupid.“Y-Yeah, way better than you do!” Twist retorts back. Okay, maybe he can be that stupid… “What’s the deal with you and Howie?” These two have been moving around between groups a lot. What are they up to?“…” Twist goes silent for a few seconds, thinking. Then he scoffs at you. “Oh yeah, you just reminded me of something good!” He’s smirking furiously, the little shit. “Fuck you, Johnny! In a few hours you’ll be the one getting your shit kicked in!” What do you respond? >“Nah. Howie’s a bit… busy, right about now.” Smirk. Trent must be enjoying torturing the little shit. You would too, if you were there!>“Fuck it. I’m done. We’re putting you in a permanent coma. See you never, Twist.” Why did you even bother talking to him? Why?!>“I’m calling your parents after this. Do they even care you’re running around trying to get yourself killed?” What’s going on?>”You first.” Open the cell and dropkick him in the face! He’s asking for it! The keys should be around here somewhere… Where?>”So what’s your deal then… Billy? That was your name, right? Wanna explain what was with you running from a giant skeleton?”>Write In.
>>3472793>“Nah. Howie’s a bit… busy, right about now.” Smirk. Trent must be enjoying torturing the little shit. You would too, if you were there!>“I’m calling your parents after this. Do they even care you’re running around trying to get yourself killed?” What’s going on?>”So what’s your deal then… Billy? That was your name, right? Wanna explain what was with you running from a giant skeleton?”
>>3472793>Answer my fucking question>Invoke Philonune to beat him up until he talks. Not enough to knock him out but enough to make him regret all of his life choicesI'm sick and fucking tired of dealing with this idiot's bullshit, don't play his stupid game
>>3472811SupportingDon't switch subjects that easy, it's exactly what he wants. We can talk with Billy after if we really need to, for now teach this kid some fucking discipline
>>3472793Supporting >>3472811Then talk to Billy because having to listen to Twist is torture enough.
>>3472811Yeah fuck him we can be evil this once
“Answer my fucking question.”“Huh? F-Fuck you! I’m not answering shit!” You look around for the keys. Sure enough, they are hanging on the wall right next to the door. Taking them and opening the cell, you put the keys away and begin to walk up to the shitty kid. “I said answer my fucking question.” With one flick of your hand you summon Philonune, who grins wide in sheer anticipation…“Uh… Cool looking guy you got there! Yeah. Don’t hurt me, okay?.” Billy (?) stares at Philonune and starts moving away from your way. The formerly mellow guy suddenly can’t stop looking back and forth from you and your partner.“G-Gyaaah?! Twist flings himself back and starts crawling away from you. Without any of his hands free, the worm comparison becomes more apt. “Y-You wouldn’t dare…!”“Hey, zoo monkey? If I were you, I would… kill myself. Either way, I think you should answer his question.” Billy (?) advises Twist from the safety of the cell bars as far away from you as possible. “W-What was the question again?!” …This fucking idiot. Wordlessly, you make Philonune kick him in the chest. “GAAAAAAahhhh…!” Twist curls up and falls to his side, squirming in pain.“Answer me. What’s the deal with you and Howie?” You silently command Philonune to lift Twist up to eye level. He does, grabbing him in an arm-hold. Twist opens his eyes and starts crying. “P-Please, I’ll talk…!” One kick is all it takes, huh? That was fast… “W-We were tryin’ to kill those Judges… We wanted to ruin your fucked up game!” The same fucked up game he didn’t have any trouble with before losing his flame. Uh huh. Suuuuuuuure.“Keep going.”“W-We were gatherin’ info off all the groups! I p-pretended to work with the White Flames, and Howie joined that sick Cult… With the help of other people… We were able to… able to… find where they are!”“What other people?”“Them!” Twist strains his head towards the two unconscious janitors. “Dylan… and Aref…! We all collected info one way or another… Kaz, Joe, Dudley, Sasha, and Sven helped too!” “So you were one of the Assembly’s bitches? Figures you’d be something like that.” That was what they were called, weren’t they? So that’s all their names… and Dudley was one of them. Guess your hunch about him being an Assembly agent were right that night. “Where is your base? It’s gotta be related to the Stadium somehow, right?” You know Bradford went there to meet with them way back when you got the invite on your phone! Good thing you wimped out on heading there then…
>>3472980“H-How’d you know?! His place is practically right next to it! It’s Mellow Street, 1720! T-That’s where we showed up!” Him having that memorized aside, you now have the location of Kaz’s house! “But you and Howie didn’t seem as involved with them the other day. You have plans of your own under all this. What are you hiding?” Spelling everything out like that, laying his cards out… It’s too convenient. You’ve played too many poker games to know he’s trying to misdirect you.“W-What?! The fuck are you talki—” Not giving him time to damage control, you make Philonune punch him in the stomach! “GAAAAAAH—!”As much as you’d want to at this point, you can’t afford to waste time savoring this. You have information to gain. “You don’t seem to care too much about the Assembly. That’s fine. I’ll ask again, and please be truthful this time: What’s the real deal between you and Howie?” “Ask him about the group they have with the lame name.” Billy intervenes, pulling your attention from the twisting sack of shit. “They have a weird badge and everything.”“Y-You bastard! H-How did you know?!” Twist continues to squirm, back to that mix of rage and sadness.This is getting irritating. You command Philonune to smack him with the butt of his spear, but not too hard. “Answer the question.” You say, after his whining dies down a bit. “W-We created a group with other flame users who aren’t fucking stupid adults with stupid plans! Fuck this gay Earth! We’re gonna change it for something awesome! We’re going to reform society! And you fuckin’ retards won’t stop us!” He’s got a little of his bravado back. What a shame. One noiseless signal later, Philonune smacks it out of him again.This group idea sounds so fucking lame. Reform society? What a load of garbage! You live in a dictatorship, what kind of ‘reform’ can they even do?“Okay, tell me more…” You don’t really want to know more though; you’re just saying it to keep him talking and fish for more info.“You’ll see! You’ll all see! But I’m not ratting out my real bros, you fucking retard!”“I think you’ve done enough to spoil it, baby.” Billy chimes in again. Stepping closer to him, you deafen yourself to his screams as you work with Philonune to relieve your stress… It doesn’t take as long for your apprehension to go away anymore. “My… phone…” Twist is bleeding on the ground, blood leaking from his mouth. His voice, when you can hear it through his wheezing, is ragged from all his screaming in the past ten minutes. All defiance he had before is smashed alongside the rest of his face. Good riddance. “The chat… is there… It’s… all online…” He’s barely conscious. Definitely need some medical assistance soon. Isn’t he glad you’re all in a clinic? “I… don’t… know… anymore.”
>>3472983“They took our stuff, Glass-Eyes.” Billy shuffles up to you, then stops. He’s keeping his distance from you and Philonune. “You’ll have to ask those two were his phone is.” What? Those two?Seeing the confusion on your face, Billy tilts his head to indicate something behind you. You turn to see both Matilda and Nina watching you next to the door. How long were they there? Oh well, doesn’t really matter too much. They don’t seem too concerned about Twist, but the way they stare at you says it all. “You were right, Matilda. You should’ve beaten him up from the start. I really am being too nice with them…”“It worked with that lowlife Howie. Who am I to question efficiency?” Matilda shrugs. “I’ll take the kid upstairs for the doctors to check out. No pay needed.” Walking into the cell and moving past you, the freelancer picks up the limp body of Twist and begins to carry him out… …? >“I’m sorry for getting carried away and for taking matters into my own hands.”>”Sorry about that, I should have saved some for you too. Hope it’s all okay.”>“So what’s your deal Billy? That is your name right? Talk to me, I’m all ears.”>“You were going to question them too? My bad, I guess… I didn’t want to wait.”>“Matilda. Tell Constance to put him in a coma, please. Before I do it myself.”>Leave the cell and sit in one of the empty chairs. You need to breathe a bit…>Write In.
>>3472989>>“I’m sorry for getting carried away and for taking matters into my own hands.”>Leave the cell and sit in one of the empty chairs. You need to breathe a bit…>“So what’s your deal Billy? That is your name right? Talk to me, I’m all ears.”
>>3472989this >>3472997gotta RELAX after that ultraviolence
>>3472989>“I’m sorry for getting carried away and for taking matters into my own hands.”>Leave the cell and sit in one of the empty chairs. You need to breathe a bit…>“So what’s your deal Billy? That is your name right? Talk to me, I’m all ears.”
>>3472997+1Finally finished reading through the archives after a few slow days at work, great shit OP.Matilda Gang WW@?!
>>3472989>>“I’m sorry for getting carried away and for taking matters into my own hands.”>>“So what’s your deal Billy? That is your name right? Talk to me, I’m all ears.”>Go to the rooftop and get some fresh air and alone time! Relax!Don't just go outside the cell. Relax on the roof and get some fresh air like we were gonna do earlier. It'd be nice to have a second to gather our thoughts
>>3472989>We're not really sorry, we kinda liked it.
As you leave the cell, you feel like apologizing for what you just did for the past ten minutes.“I’m sorry for getting carried away and for taking matters into my own hands.”“Hmph, I don’t see the problem. We lack people taking the initiative around these parts.” Matilda throws shade at the rest of the group, walking away from the cell. “You understand what I meant, yes?” She stares at Nina pointedly. “I do. I didn’t know how lackadaisical we were until I took charge.” Nina admits freely with a sigh.This earns Nina a small smile from Matilda, so small you might have imagined it. “You’re getting it. Good. Anyway, I’ll see you around. One he is handled, I’ll return to the cameras.”“Thank you Matilda.” Matilda nods in response and steps out of the room as you step out of the cell.“Thanks…” Without missing a beat, Matilda throws a thumbs up your way and closes the door. Now it’s just you and Nina on the outside, Billy (?) and the other two unconscious goons on the inside. “Interesting…” Billy (?) nods to himself. “I would have said I like the way she walks, but I felt an ominous aura coming from her. Sometimes beauty is best admired from a distance.” Well he’s not wrong, but you’re not sure you’re a fan of him saying it flat out like that.“So what’s your deal Billy? That is your name right? Talk to me, I’m all ears.” You sit on one of the empty chairs and get comfortable.“Yes. I’m known as Perfect Billy Buonanotte.” He looks away as if striking a pose. Too bad he’s tied up! “The world shines brighter now that we have met, Glass-Eyes. Or should I just call you Johnny?”“Johnny’s fine, thanks.” Best to keep the conversation going. If he wants to talk that badly, that’s fine by you.“Mr. Buonanotte, you seem more talkative today.” Nina read your mind! “Could you share the reason with the rest of us?” Your ex-girlfriend walks forward close to you.“Madam with the eccentric hair, I had time to reflect on my actions of late and the situation at hand. I believe I benefit more from opening up to you than keeping quiet. Prisoner’s dilemma, yeah?”“I guess ‘Madam with the eccentric hair’ is better than ‘Madam with the nice curves,’ as a certain someone would prefer.” Nina looks back at you with a pout. You just smile and raise your hands in front of you. “…Either way, I would request you call me Uccelli from this point on.” “Everything to makes this conversation enjoyable, baby. I apologize if my comments made you uncomfortable, but it’s a real waste when beauty goes unnoticed. At least, that’s my opinion.” He’s quite eccentric himself, isn’t he?“I-I would prefer if we respect each other’s boundaries…” Nina is more than a little uncomfortable now. Her eyes glance over the cage’s iron bars briefly.
>>3473205Better for you to break this awkward air and get back on track. For her sake and your own. “Again, what’s your deal?” Relaxing in this chair is helping you refocus, though you could use a better place to rest…“I won’t delve into details too much; your group seems to be in the know enough. As of late, I used to work for the Ka-Shing Corporation as an ex-flame user. I kept my ability to see the ghost deities, so I was hired on to work as a… specialist of the force.”“Specialist of the force?” Nina’s as confused as you are. What ‘force’ is he on about? Some sort of Ka-Shing special squad?“You have your bog-standard cannon fodder, and then I stand tall above it. We were assigned different jobs related to these entities, but I was merely hired days before the red day – so I wasn’t involved in much.” “Wait, what happened to your flame?” He can see flames just like you can, but he had a partner of his own before! How?!“I lost it after a failed attempt for revenge backfired on me. I tried to kidnap the granddaughter of a terrible family. If I’d known that special piece of meat wasn’t even worth the hassle, I would’ve stayed far away from the Koromas. But I didn’t, and I ended up in jail.” Koroma? Isn’t that Osgood’s ex-girlfriend’s name?!“Hold the phone, does that mean he’s…?” Wait, he’s the guy who Osgood beat to save Ruby?!“We confirmed it with Constance just yesterday after our chat.” Nina nods at you, reading your mind again! “He’s the guy.” “Hold on, baby! There something you guys are hiding from me?” Billy caught on to it! Shit!“Sorry, we aren’t the ones answering questions here.” You respond, deflecting the question.“…Okay, I get it Johnny. That’s fine.” Huh. He really is more mellow than you thought. “Honestly, if the moon doesn’t cast its light on the events of the past, then I won’t either. If I ever have the chance, I’ll apologize to that poor woman myself. You can count on that.” When Billy goes quiet, you exchange glances with Nina. She nods at you then turns back to Billy.“…So how did you end up working with Ka-Shing? What did you actually do for him?”Billy shrugs. “What can I say? He’s a smart businessman, and he’s got good informants and connections – some in very unlikely places. He offered me a hefty sum and pulled me out of prison. The catch is I had to learn to be a babysitter.”“Babysitter?” Uh… what?!
>>3473207“Ka-Shing divided his Crystal Piece into eight parts and entrusted one piece to seven of his most powerful allies. Between them there was a flame user who couldn’t quite take care of herself after using her ability, so I was asked to be her partner for the day. She betrayed me, but I managed to escape with the piece. From then on I was chased by her and another one of her allies, until the giant skeleton appeared and the two of them ran away. I’m quite the slippery guy if I do say so myself!” “…So who was this traitor?”“Her name was Carmella. I have no idea what her—” Wait, that’s Nina’s friend?!“Carmella Camerota, correct?” Nina interrupts. Oh boy…Billy looks a bit apprehensive. “I-I don’t know, baby! I met the broad the same damn day! All they told me is that her power was to turn the alcohol in her body in some kind of weird propulsion ability. She figured out to offset that by getting absolutely smashed.” He shudders all over. “You can imagine how messy that got… Ugh…” “Hold on… Oh god, that’s the same girl I beat before!” You remember now! It all makes sense! Wait, no it fucking doesn’t! But you get it anyway!“You beat Carmella?! How didn’t you recognize her? I show you pictures of her, remember?!”“Uhhh… I kind of did recognize her, but I wasn’t really sure… If it helps, I was busy fighting four people in a row, so… My bad?” You scratch the back of your head. Nina finds your response funny enough to stop being indignant. Thank god. “Welp, it seems I told you a big chunk of information you already knew.” Billy almost feels bad about it. Almost. “Either way, is it a bad time if I ask you two something?”“You’re in no posi—”“I know, Johnny. And sorry for interrupting but…” Billy interrupts you anyway. So much for being sorry! “Is there any chance you guys’ll let me join your crew? I’ll answer everything as true as I can. I’ll even be fine with a trial period. After all the muck I’ve gone through, I don’t think I can let it end like this for me, baby. No way, no how!” What a tremendous proposition! From what you remember, you do have his partner in Constance’s book! Maybe something can be arranged? Or maybe you aren’t stupid enough to fall for this, and decide to decline immediately?!Either way, that’s all we have for this week’s thread. Thanks for playing!
>>3473208Fantastic writing and amazing drawings! Thank you for running. And I saw the first thread.>I was going to work onto something that fell off. Now I have free time for a short one.lol Did you think you would be running this quest 2 years later?
>>3473208Thanks for running
Everyone, I have awful news. DYBQ will be in hiatus for 3 weeks. My proofreader/ghostwriter is going to be way too busy for personal reasons.I might try to do a fun non-canon thread during this period though by myself. Ideas are welcome!>>3473218Thank you and thanks for playing! And not at all. I thought Ando was going to die like in less than 15 threads!>>3473232Thanks for playing!
>>3473262BEACH EPISODEHOT SPRINGS EPISODESHOWER EPISODE :^)
>>3473262>UpdateYour doing your best QM, always look forward to this quest.
>>3473594FUCK YEAH BEACH EPISODE
>>3473262Beach episodes are fun.>>3473594This order is also excellent. We must lewd all in the hot springs.
>>3473262Well damn. Thanks for letting us know. Good thread as always.