Last time you invaded enemy territory and stole a (possibly) important piece of equipment that may or may not be the clue you need to overcome The Cult of Chernobog! You’re currently in an alleyway near the subway station, victorious and unscathed from the encounter. The only things that aren’t good are your power’s side effects, which are already going away while you sit here. Perhaps, doing things solo is way better than having people weighing you down the whole time…!…Talk about overestimating your own abilities! You’re lucky nobody in there had any flames, or worse: Someone actually competent being there! Then the whole factory might have become your own rusting steel coffin…The sun is setting, and you hold the stolen laptop in your hands…What do you do?>Inform your only team member about your success!>Go back to your apartment! You need a break!>Welp, turn on the computer and see what’s inside!>Write In.
>>3926767Information: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!
>>3926767>>Inform your only team member about your success!
>>3926767>Inform your only team member about your success!
>>3926767>Inform your only team member about your success!Look around you, just to be sure no one's listening. You never know nowadays.
You, again, look around just to be sure no one’s watching you. The city might be mostly emptied out, but you never know these days… You find no one in the street, but just in case you stand up and move deeper into the alleyway. Now, it’s time to inform your only team member about your success! You call Scarlet immediately…“J-Johnny, please tell me you are fine!” Scarlet didn’t even say hi!“Mission accomplished.” You respond with confidence. “I got out safe. Nobody caught me.”“Yes!” You hear her skipping cheerfully, shoes tapping on the floor. “You did it, Johnny! What exactly did you do anyway? What did you find?”“Something about a ‘dark church’, and I stole someone important’s laptop. You see…” You briefly explain what you know and what you did.“Woah, that’s amazing!” Scarlet is in awe of your abilities. “Did you check if the laptop had some tracking device?”“If I did what?” It never occurred to you!“Spy Movies 101, Johnny! You’re in the open, right? Don’t go anywhere you don’t want them to know! Let’s meet at your nearest Jackey Frosties and I’ll take care of it! Well, if it has one anyway…”“How can I check for it now?” It’s more important to deal with now than later!“It’s a normal laptop, right? Look for anything unusual on it, but if it’s inside I don’t know! Maybe you should take the hard drive out right now and drop the rest in a trash bin?” Scarlet proposes.What do you do?>Take the hard drive and toss this thing! It looks somewhat expensive, so that would be a waste.>Meet up at Jackey Frosties immediately and deal with this with Scarlet’s help!>Examine the laptop with the best of your abilities and try to find the tracking device yourself!>Write In.
>>3926940>>Meet up at Jackey Frosties immediately and deal with this with Scarlet’s help!
>>3926940>Meet up at Jackey Frosties immediately and deal with this with Scarlet’s help!
>>3926940>Meet up at Jackey Frosties immediately and deal with this with Scarlet’s help!We could also get some ice cream to celebrate a mission complete
“I think it’s better if we meet up. Jackey Frosties sound good?” You look around trying to figure out where one is.“Yes! I’ll send you the address, it’s really not far from where you are!” Scarlet starts preparing. “It’s not going to take me long. I’ll see you there!”“See ya.” You hang up and start heading out of this alleyway, Scarlet’s text soon to follow. Huh, this one is two streets away? Figures; you never really had a reason to know what there is in this area. The last time you were in this part of your neighborhood was going after T_T Neko, and you know how well that went…On arrival, you find Jackey Frosties decently packed! You’ve no idea why this surprises you, but it does. It’s not like the place is awful or anything, but can a place survive just serving ice cream? Especially when more than half of the city’s population has left? Anyway, you sit at one random free tables and wait for your teammate.After 20 minutes of wait (You ordered some Strawberry Bufu in the meantime. It was meh.), Scarlet finally arrives! That backpack of hers is visibly bulging with… whatever she has in it! The redhead waves at you with plenty of energy, walking up to your table and sitting across from you. Without wasting a second, you quietly pass the laptop over to her. She takes out her own and starts doing something online while you look around the place. Nobody is bothering to watch your table.“I didn’t know you were an expert with computers.” You’re pleasantly surprised. Scarlet never really looked the type.“I’m not!” A smiling Scarlet says without an ounce of worry.“So… how are we doing this?”“We watch a YouTube tutorial and figure this out! I was searching for the best one on my way here. Also, here are some tools!” She takes out a set of screwdrivers out of her backpack, some other tools that look surgical in use, and a weird gadget. “I didn’t know what exactly we would need, so I brought anything I thought could help us!”“What’s that?” You point at the weird thing.“A GPS jamming device. Don’t know what it’s called. Sammi used this once to screw with her phone so her mom wouldn’t find her. She kept it in my house.” Your teammate looks at the strange device with a certain fondness. “I don’t know if it can be useful here, but here it is!”“I guess we’re going to find out…”“Yup!”
>>3927238After an exhausting process consisting of listening to Youtube tutorials at 1.5x speed for an hour and doing your best, you two were able to find and extract the supposed tracking device inside the laptop! Praise the internet! Dropping it onto the floor of the ice cream parlor, you stomp the shit out of it until it meets its demise! Seems sensitive spying equipment are also fragile, because you weren’t surprised by any metal parts stabbing through your shoes and into you. Once you clean up the shards and wires and other crushed bits, it’s like it never even existed! Nobody paid any attention to you either!“Next time we’ll do this soooooooo much quickly… hehe…” Scarlet’s face begins to live up to her name. “So… how did the mask work for you today?”“I didn’t have any problems breathing, so it was perfect for me. It even kept my glasses on without them slipping off or anything.” You can’t help but smile, patting the pocket where your mask barely fits. “Though, is there any way I can have something to alter my voice?”“Oh! That’s a good idea! I’ll look into that!” Scarlet’s eyes open wide. Then your teammate blushes even harder. “And I’m glad you liked that. I thought it would be really bad if you lost your glasses in a fight or something, so I added some spots to help keep them stable. Good to know they worked!”“By the way, shouldn’t we leave this place just in case?” You were being tracked after all. This is a public place, and other people might be in the crossfire if things happen…“I think so… You never know with these things.” Scarlet starts packing up her stuff. “Man, I would’ve loved to celebrate your first mission complete! Guess this Bufudyne will be all we’ll enjoy here.”“Last time we went here, you ate a whole Mabufudyne, right?”“D-Don’t remind me of that! I’m so embarrassed just thinking about that! The ‘I’m beautiful’ stuff… I honestly have no idea how you were able to stand me back then…” Scarlet’s face is all red again. “Did I ever apologize to you for all that?”“You don’t need to. Errr… Are you ready to go?”“I am! I’ll take the laptop and look up the information you need. I’ll find everything about this Dark Church place! You can count on me!”What do you respond?>“Come over to my place and we’ll search it in there.” This is a team, damn it, and you need team effort!>“Thank you. I’m beat anyway...” You need a break. Your power use and the solo op were stressful.>“Don’t worry about that, I’ll do the work myself.” No need to give Scarlet extra work. You can figure it out.>“Let’s go somewhere else to celebrate.” You both need a break! Why not enjoy one as a team, right?!>Write In.
>>3927242>“Thank you. I’m beat anyway...” You need a break. Your power use and the solo op were stressful.
>>3927242>>“Thank you. I’m beat anyway...” You need a break. Your power use and the solo op were stressful.She hasn't failed us yet. And we can get working on the other computer while she deals with the cultist's laptop.
>>3927242>>“Come over to my place and we’ll search it in there.” This is a team, damn it, and you need team effort!We can take a break after that
>>3927242>“Thank you. I’m beat anyway...” You need a break. Your power use and the solo op were stressful.Take it easy
>>3927242>“Let’s go somewhere else to celebrate.” You both need a break! Why not enjoy one as a team, right?!Party time
“Thank you, I’m beat anyway…” You need a break after what you went through.“Yeah, I bet! I couldn’t dream of doing what you just did!” Scarlet tries to cheer you up. “Well maybe I can, but that’s not the point. L-Let’s go!” Scarlet is the first one to walk away. You follow her.You two ended splitting at the nearest subway station you found. The dorm she lives in now isn’t far away from your apartment, so it should be a short trip for both of you. Scarlet promised you to call as soon as she finds something important.The night fell a long time ago, and the dark streets are quiet by the time you arrive back at your apartment at last. The place looks quite tidy; not the same caliber as when hobo Nariko cleaned up the place, but better than nothing. You find Ruby doing nothing of importance in the living room, and she welcomes you back.“Hey Johnny, how was your day?” Ruby smiles, but you can feel concern coming from her.“Eventful, but I’m thankful I’m back.” You drop your heavy bag on the couch. Ruby quickly picks it up and moves it to your room. “H-Hey, you need to…”“Gee, it’s quite heavy!” A surprised Ruby comments. “So, do you usually come back this late? Is your school that far away?”“I’ve been busy lately…” Should you tell her what you are doing…?“I see. You don’t need to tell me more! I don’t want to intrude!” Ruby smiles again. The concern hasn’t left it at all. “It’s probably related to all that, right…?” Ruby looks up at a picture of Osgood hanging on the living room wall… Wait, when the fuck did that thing get there?!“Ehm, I…” You’re honestly taken aback by this discovery in your own apartment of all places. Taking the wise decision, you decide to say nothing about it. “Yeah, I mean it is.”“What’s wrong? Are you tired?”“I’m fine, don’t worry. Nothing bad happened.” At least, not to you. The same can’t be said of the cultists!“There is something I need to ask you…” Ruby starts rubbing her hands as she looks away. “A couple of things, actually…”“Well, shoot.”“C-Could I get an extra key for this place? I couldn’t go out all day. If it’s not much trouble…”“Oh god, I forgot about that. I’m sorry…” You scratch the back of your head, feeling very guilty. Amelia always has the extra key, but you could go get another pair made just in case.“Y-You don’t have to feel guilty! I-I shouldn’t need one after all…!”“That makes no sense. You have to go out and do things for me, remember? The chores and groceries.”“You’re right. My mistake.”“And what’s the other thing?”“Right… I… Johnny… C-Could you lend me some money…? Just for a little bit! I’m already searching for a job, b-but I need to buy some stuff… Personal stuff…” Ruby rubs her hands again as she blushes.
>>3927426How do you respond?>“Here’s my key and some money. Go get what you need and I’ll make dinner, okay?”>“Sorry, Ruby. I don’t have any extra money on me.”>“What do you need the money for?”>Write In.What do you do next?>Deal with computer over here! “Relax” your ass! You need to keep working!>Study! You haven’t done that in a while, what with fighting for your life and all…>Pass the time with Ruby. ‘cause why not? She’s your apartment’s new guest!>Go to the Dojo to train! Matilda works late, right? Have some night training!>Relax as promised. Make a nice meal and then go to sleep. You’ve earned it.>Write In.
>>3927430>>“Here’s my key and some money. Go get what you need and I’ll make dinner, okay?”>Pass the time with Ruby. ‘cause why not? She’s your apartment’s new guest!
>>3927430>“Here’s my key and some money. Go get what you need and I’ll make dinner, okay?”>Pass the time with Ruby. ‘cause why not? She’s your apartment’s new guest!
>>3927430>“Here’s my key and some money. Go get what you need and I’ll make dinner, okay?”>Deal with computer over here! “Relax” your ass! You need to keep working!
>>3927430>“Here’s my key and some money. Go get what you need and I’ll make dinner, okay?”>Pass the time with Ruby. ‘cause why not? She’s your apartment’s new guest!Craig's our landlord so he should have a spare key, we can use that until we can get another one made
“Here’s my key and some money. Go get what you need and I’ll make dinner, okay?” You hand her 50 Gor$ and your keys.“Uhm… I apologize profusely, but I’m going to need more…” Ruby looks so guilty, it wretches your heart.“Sorry, how much do you need?”“200…” So much guilt in her face!“Here…” Good-Bye 250 Gor$, you held on to ‘em for longer than you thought. “Now I’m off to the kitchen.”“Johnny… This really means so much to me.” Ruby is giving another one of her gratitude speeches.“Have fun with it.”Ruby bows before leaving the apartment, leaving you on your own again. You still have no idea how to deal with her… Oh damn, you forgot to ask her what she wanted to eat, no problem – you’ll improvise something.It took Ruby almost 2 hours to come back! You almost decided to eat alone, but you resisted the temptation. She has a couple of bags with her and left them in her room, and she’s wearing completely different clothes now. You told her dinner is ready and serve the plates after heating them up a little bit.“Here…” Ruby hands you a couple of pieces of paper and 2 Gor$. It’s the receipts.“Why are you giving this to me…?”“So you can trust me! I didn’t waste a dollar in something ridiculous, no sir!” Ruby proudly explains.“For the sake of your own privacy, I won’t look at these. Now, you don’t need to tell me what you use your money for. I’m not trying to be mean here, but I don’t care.”“I see…” Ruby looks afflicted with your response, stiffening up. “Oh, I almost forgot!” Ruby hands you your key back. “I got one made for me.”“I… Uhm… Do these types of shops usually work this fast…?” You don’t have much experience with locksmiths, but you thought they took a day or more!“Is that uncommon?”“I actually have no idea.” And you don’t care one bit. Out of the blue, Ruby’s tummy growls for food. “Let’s eat…”“R-Right…!”
>>3927775And so, you and Ruby ate dinner! Your guest really did enjoy the food on the table just like yesterday. She’s really pleased! You’re starting to get used to not making food for a family! Is that good? You think it’s good…“Johnny, you’re exceptional under the knife!” Ruby gives you props. “Makes me feel right home… Just lovely.”“Thank you.” You don’t think it’s anything special. “Are you busy right now? I’m not, and I was wondering if you want to pass the time together. Get to know each other a little better.”“That sounds like it would be delightful!” Ruby smiles warmly. “But I need you to excuse me first… I need to go to the bathroom!” She stands up, rapidly goes to her room, comes out with a small box you couldn’t make out, and goes inside the bathroom.After a couple of minutes. Ruby comes out and she looks desolated…“W-What happened…?”“It’s… Nothing…” Everything about Ruby right now can be summed up in one word: empty. “I’ll… be fine…”…?>“Okay… I guess we’re not passing some time together then?”>“Tell me what’s wrong please. You’re my guest and I have to know.”>“You don’t look fine to me. Are you sure you don’t want to tell me?”>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow.)
>>3927778>“Tell me what’s wrong please. You’re my guest and I have to know.”>"Ruby, you shouldn't feel a need to restrain yourself if you need support or comfort from me. I'm experienced in lending those two things, and more than happy to lend them."
>>3927778>>“You don’t look fine to me. Are you sure you don’t want to tell me?”This is concerning
>>3927778>“You don’t look fine to me. Are you sure you don’t want to tell me?”
>>3927778>“You don’t look fine to me. Are you sure you don’t want to tell me?”You make it very obvious something is wrong, Ruby.
Isn't Ruby pregnant?
>>3927934That seem like the obvious deduction, yes
>>3927967>>3927778Goddamn it, Osgood. Thanks for running, OP!
“You don’t look fine to me. Are you sure you don’t want to tell me?” “I-I’m overwrought for no good reason… So no, I do not. You’ve seen the worst of me for as long as we’ve known each other, and I want to rectify that.” Ruby tries to shake off your questioning.“You know you can trust me, right?” You show her your pinky and wiggle it. Reminds you of Amelia.“You’re far too kind…” Ruby smiles wryly. “Let’s change the subject, shall we? We’re supposed to have some quality time together, to get to know each other, right?”“Yeah, but…”“Hmm? Not in the mood anymore…?” Oh god, Ruby looks desolate again! “My apologies then.”“I-I didn’t say that!” No, you can’t have your guest being displeased under your roof! Not like this!“Good!” She tries to feign the enthusiasm she had before. Ruby goes and sits on the couch and takes her phone out. “While I was cleaning the apartment today, I found some rather interesting stuff! May I ask you some questions?”“Sure.” You don’t like where this is going…!“Excellent! Let me see…” Ruby starts scrolling on her phone. Oh. Oh no. That’s a lot. She’s giggling as she goes. At least she’s in a better mood now, but you get the feeling you won’t be for long!Time to respond Ruby’s questionnaire… (You don’t have to answer all of them, but answer at least one!)What’s your favorite movie genre?>Science Fiction.>Horror Movies.>Political Drama.>Action Movies.>Comedy.>Documentaries.>Write In.What’s your favorite kind of gift?>Clothing.>Silly gifts.>Something handmade.>Something expensive.>Something related to your hobbies.>Write In.What’s your favorite Sport?>You have none.>Boxing.>Soccer.>Basketball.>Fighting Games.>Write In.Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?>Yes.>No.>Write In.What do you seek in a romantic partner?>Loyalty.>A Nice Body.>Sharing hobbies.>Obedience.>This is getting weird, Ruby.>Write In.What really pisses you off?>Being Ignored.>Not being good at what I’m passionate about.>Injustice.>Airplane Food.>Obnoxious questions.>Write In.Are you more of a Sadist or Masochist?>Sadist.>Masochist.>Switch.>Ruby, you’re making me uncomfortable.>Write In.
>>3929268Is age just a number?>There are limits.>It’s all about love.>You’re asking the wrong person here.>Write In.Do you like children?>If they are not mine.>Yeah, I do.>No.>Write In.Are you able to physically punish someone, if you believed it was the right thing to do?>Yes.>No.>Write In.What’s your favorite color?>Purple>Green>Blue>Yellow>Red>Really, after all these weird questions, this one now…?>Write In.What do you think of single mothers?>Not my thing. My mom wasn’t one, at least.>If they pop out one, they can pop out more!>Isn’t this one very similar to the children one?>Write In.Are you a pervert?>I refuse to answer this question.>I don’t think so…?>I won’t deny it now…>Write In.Do you like retro games or new gen?>I’m all about the new stuff.>I just like them if they are good.>Retro is consistently better, yeah.>Write In.Would you have sex without commitment?>Yes.>No.>Are you hitting on me…?>Write In.Are you into fit girls or a little bit softer?>Softer.>Doesn’t matter to me.>Fit!>Write In.Does your job always come first?>I’m a highschool student.>Yes.>No.>Write In.
>>3929272>Action Movies>Fighting Games>Yes- Electric Guitar or Sax>Loyalty>Not being good at what I’m passionate about>Sadist>There are limits>Yeah, I do>Yes>Red>If they pop out one, they can pop out more!>I won’t deny it now…>I just like them if they are good.>No>Doesn't matter to me>No
>>3929272Hoo boy, she is a curious one!What’s your favorite movie genre?>Sentai and Super Heroes. What’s your favorite kind of gift?>Something handmade.What’s your favorite Sport?>You have none.Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?>No. too much hassleWhat do you seek in a romantic partner?>This is getting weird, Ruby.What really pisses you off?>Being IgnoredAre you more of a Sadist or Masochist?>Ruby, you’re making me uncomfortable.Is age just a number?>It’s all about love.Do you like children?>If they are not mine and not really annoying Are you able to physically punish someone, if you believed it was the right thing to do?>Yes.>No.>Write In.What’s your favorite color?>PurpleWhat do you think of single mothers?>Don’t care. Are you a pervert?>I refuse to answer this question.Do you like retro games or new gen?>I just like them if they are good.Would you have sex without commitment?>Are you hitting on me…?Are you into fit girls or a little bit softer?>Doesn’t matter to me.Does your job always come first?>I’m a highschool student.
>>3929268>>Comedy.>Something related to your hobbies.>Fighting Games.>No.>Loyalty.>Not being good at what I’m passionate about.>Sadist.>>3929272>It’s all about love.>Yeah, I do.>Yes.>Purple>Isn’t this one very similar to the children one?>I don’t think so…?>I just like them if they are good.>Are you hitting on me…?>Softer.>I’m a highschool student.
>>3929272>Action Movies.>Something handmade.>You have none.>No.>Loyalty.>Not being good at what I’m passionate about.>There are limits.>Write In.(Depends on the kid)>Yes.>Blue>Write In.(Asking me that makes me nervous)>I won’t deny it now…>I just like them if they are good.>Yes>Doesn’t matter to me.>I’m a highschool student.
>>3929272What’s your favorite movie genre?>Action Movies.What’s your favorite kind of gift?>Military surplus. But seriously, video games or something.What’s your favorite Sport?>You have none.Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?>I've had some interest, never had the time thoughWhat do you seek in a romantic partner?>A big nose.What really pisses you off?>When people don't do their best.Are you more of a Sadist or Masochist?>Ruby, you’re making me uncomfortable.Is age just a number?>You’re asking the wrong person here.Do you like children?>Yeah, I do.Are you able to physically punish someone, if you believed it was the right thing to do?>Yes.What’s your favorite color?>IrrigoWhat do you think of single mothers?>Isn’t this one very similar to the children one?Are you a pervert?>I refuse to answer this question.Do you like retro games or new gen?>I just like them if they are good.Would you have sex without commitment?>YesAre you into fit girls or a little bit softer?>I like both.Does your job always come first?>Yes. Though it's best she doesn't know your "job" involves infiltrating factories owned by insane death cults.
>>3929268>Action Movies.>Something handmade.>Fighting Games.>No.>Loyalty.>Not being good at what I’m passionate about.>Switch.>>3929272>It’s all about love.>Yeah, I do.>Yes.>Red>Not my thing. My mom wasn’t one, at least.>I won’t deny it now…>I just like them if they are good.>No.>Doesn’t matter to me.>I’m a highschool student.
>>3929329Changing>Are you hitting on me…?To>Yes
>>3929268ChangingWhat’s your favorite Sport?to>Fighting GamesWhat’s your favorite color?to>Purple
>>3926767Yees, suck it!
Ruby is ready to shoot! You drag over one of the chairs at the dinner table and sit close to the couch so you can look at her without being too close.“Ehem, What’s your favorite movie genre?” Ruby’s first question fires out!“I really like action movies.” You don’t mind if they are about superheroes or have some comedy though. “Recently I’ve seen this one yakuza movie, and I loved it a lot.”“I’m a fan too! I haven’t seen one in a while! It was all horror movies for me lately…” Judging by her face, she didn’t really enjoy them that much.“Next question! What’s your favorite kind of gift?” Ruby looks really interested about this one.“Something handmade…” You can feel the love in those things! “It shows the effort and care, you know?"“Uhm… I’m not exactly proficient with sewing.”“I don’t care. If it comes from the heart, I’ll like it.” You have received a bunch of those, and you love them! One from Nariko and the other from Scarlet…You’re starting to sense a pattern here with these questions. You don’t like it one bit, but you can’t stop her now.“You like sports? What’s your favorite?” She looks excited by this prospect.“I like fighting games. Those count, right?” From what you know, they have big tournaments that bring people from all over! You’ve always wanted to go attend one, even if just to watch…“I suppose…” Ruby deflates.“Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?”“No, I’m awful at music.” You don’t want to remember your singing, despite going decent last time. The mere memory of it makes you cringe inside!“Shame, could’ve been something fun we could do. I don’t know how to play one either…” Ruby shrugs.“Anyway, what do you seek in a romantic partner?”“Loyalty.” You don’t hesitate, despite this being a weird question. All three girls you remember getting really close to were like that.“Mhm! Same!” Ruby looks happy to hear that.“What really pisses you off?”“Not being good at what I’m passionate about.”“Woah! That’s interesting! Do you get frustrated easily?”“I don’t think so…” It takes a lot to genuinely anger you, to make you reach that boiling point.The most recent times you can recall having hit that ceiling have all been in this war. When you think about it, though, that’s to be expected…“Cool, calm and collected most of the time, huh? Are you more of a sadist or masochist?”“I’m a sadist.” You don’t have much bedroom experience to be sure, but you feel you would tend towards that side of things if it ever came to that.“Mhm…” Ruby blushes.“W-Wait, what kind of question is that…?!” Now you feel uncomfortable!
>>3929504“Is age just a number…?” Ruby is still blushing. She totally ignored you there!“It’s all about love.” You move your eyebrows. In your heart, you know Nina still agrees with you!“Mhm…” Ruby liked that answer. “D-Do you like children?”“Yeah, I do.” Who doesn’t?“Wow! That’s awesome! I knew so many people with an aversion to children, I was starting to think it was a generational attitude.” Ruby nods to herself.“Are you able to physically punish someone, if you believed it was the right thing to do?”Kazuchika Stoorgard’s broken body flashes in your mind for a brief second, as well as that Chancellor guy from today. Then those other flame users you fought at the Ka-Shino lot on Judgment Day… “Erm, yeah.” Osgood and Bradford’s bodies pop in your mind, as brief as before, followed by Lise getting shot… “I know I would.” You say, a lot more self-assured this time.“You want to be someone knight in shining armor?” Ruby wonders.“Not exactly.” You shrug stiffly. “I just happen to be the right guy for it, most of the time.”“What’s your favorite color?” That’s a normal question for once!“Purple.” You like the show where they turn things purple. That’s a good one!“It goes well with your eyes!” Ruby compliments you.“Thank you.” Though Philonune himself tends more towards red, from what you know of him.“Next, w-what do you think of single mothers?”“Isn’t this very similar to the children one?” You raise an eyebrow.“Y-You could say that… But maybe there is something I want to know about that.” Ruby tries to play it cool but fails. “Okay, next one. A-Are you a pervert?”“I won’t deny it now…” You scratch the back of your head. What you went through with Nina you enjoyed greatly, though in a different sort of way with Nariko’s ‘punishment’! “But I keep it to myself.”“How does that work?” Ruby stares at you with curiosity intense enough to make you uncomfortable! “Ehem, do you like retro games or new gen?”“I just like them if they are good.” You shrug. “Quality is what matters these days.”“Figures…” Ruby doesn’t like that answer, for some reason.“W-W-Would you have sex without commitment…?”“Yeah, I guess.”“J-Johnny! You’re in highschool!”“S-So what? You’re the one asking!”“R-Right…” Ruby is acting weird. A bit too weird.“A-are you into fit girls, or a little bit softer?”“Doesn’t matter to me.” You shrug. Nina is very soft, which you vividly remember! On the other hand, Yukika is pretty average, and Yu Yan turned out slightly more fit than you thought she was. “I don’t have much of a preference either way.”“I s-see…” Ruby’s whole posture becomes a bit more jittery as the questions go on. Where is this tension coming from?!
>>3929507“Does your job always come first?”You give Ruby an easygoing smile. Hopefully it takes some of her edge off. “Ruby, I’m a highschool student. I don’t have a job.” Well, you did work part-time for Doctor Calamity before. Now thanks to Ka-Shing’s money, you won’t have to work for a long while!“Yeah, that’s a silly question… haha…” Ruby flashes a wry smile again. Nope, still on edge underneath all that… “Thank you for answering everything, Johnny. I think I’m starting to get you… Now, feel free to do the same with me!” Ruby pumps her chest. She’s ready to answer all your questions…What do you want to ask Ruby? (All questions will go through and Ruby will answer them all to the best of her ability.)>Write in.
>>3929510To lazy to write out a bunch at the moment but asking her the same questions she did us is a good start
>>3929512This except the ones about the bdsm, kids, and sex.
>>3929521Nah, ask those especially
>>3929521Exactly this, and finishes off by asking if she'd like a dad for that kid she probably has.
>>3929507>While walking along in desert sand, you suddenly look down and see a tortoise crawling toward you. You reach down and flip it over onto its back. The tortoise lies there, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs, trying to turn itself over, but it cannot do so without your help. You are not helping. Why?
>>3929510I activate my reverse uno card and ask her all the same questions
>What’s your favorite movie genre?>What’s your favorite kind of gift?>What’s your favorite Sport?>Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?>What do you seek in a romantic partner?>What really pisses you off?>Are you more of a Sadist or Masochist?>Is age just a number?>Do you like children?>Are you able to physically punish someone, if you believed it was the right thing to do?>What’s your favorite color?>What do you think of single mothers?>Are you a pervert?>Do you like retro games or new gen?>Would you have sex without commitment?>Are you into fit girls or a little bit softer?>Does your job always come first?
>>3929510Same questions but end with>Are you pregnant?
“Well then, what’s your favorite movie genre?” You pull the reverse Ocho card on her! Nobody ever expects it!“I like fantasy movies, medieval times, and action movies.” Ruby smiles. Well she did mention it.“What’s your favorite kind of gift?”“Something that reminds me of the person who gifted me. I like to keep souvenirs that remind me of old times.” Ruby smiles as she looks at Osgood’s picture on the wall.“Can you give me an example?”“Uhm… I can’t. The more I think about it, it’s just me getting attached to these gifts… I still keep a pen my best friend from primary school gave me. We haven’t spoken in years, but I keep it with me all the time.”“What’s your favorite sport?”“I like snowboarding! It’s so fun! We should go to the mountains one of these days. Take advantage that it snowed the other day.” Ruby smiles.“We’ll see. Is it expensive?”“Y-Yeah, it is.” Aaaaaaaand Ruby’s smile is gone. Good job, Johnny.“Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?”“I know how to play violin. But I wouldn’t mind learning another one with you!” Ruby smiles. “Well, you don’t want to. So I better forget about it…”“S-Sorry, just not for now…” You scratch the back of your head. “Next question, what do you seek in a romantic partner?”“Oh I see what you are doing now! You’re recycling my questions!” Ruby just caught on. She giggles. “Someone handsome, who’s loyal and caring, and…” Ruby looks at you then away.“And…?”“T-That’s it.” Ruby is obviously embarrassed. “S-Should I keep answering the questions by myself or do you prefer asking them?”“I prefer asking because I have to rephrase some of them. Ehm, what really pisses you off?”“Dishonesty.” Ruby suddenly gets angrier. “…I don’t mind forgiving though. So if you make a mistake, don’t try to hide it. Or else.” Ruby smiles. Well that was… something! Seems Osgood was right about that when he told you about her…“Are you more of a sadist or a masochist?”“…” Ruby remains silent for a few seconds. “I-I can’t answer that…”“I could, and I’m in highschool.”“…Let’s say I try to be as compatible with my partner as I can.” Ruby looks down, face the same color as her hair.“Is age just a number?”“I never thought about it until today; that’s why I asked you. I sincerely don’t know, but 10 years of difference has to be some kind of limit, right? Maybe 15?” Ruby sounds really naïve now.“Do you like children?”“I love them! They are so cute! I always dreamed about having my own family, but…” Here comes the gloom!
>>3929752“I’m sorry.” Welp, you reminded her of him again! That’s two times so far! “Let’s change the question. Are you able to physically punish someone, if you believed it was the right thing to do?”“I don’t think so… I don’t think I should be the one punishing people. Of course, if they are hurting someone I love I would do everything in my power to stop them. But you know…”“If you had the guy in front of you who killed Osgood, what would you have done…?” “…I don’t know.” Ruby is struggling with this question.“I made this too uncomfortable, right?”“No, no, no! This important too! We can talk about Osgood if you want! Feel free to ask about anything. What I want the least is to bury the memories I cherish! My memories of him are part of his legacy.”“Right, I understand completely.” She’s doing exactly the exact thing you and Amelia do with your mom…“…You lost someone important?”“My mom.” Was it that obvious?“I’m sorry to hear that. Is that the one you have a picture of in the attic?”“What?” Isn’t that where your dad’s stuff is?! Your dumb sister stole the other pics after all! Shit!“Uhm, m-maybe I’m wrong! Relax!” Ruby suddenly looks a bit apprehensive. “What’s the next question?”“Oh, right. Favorite color, please.”“Purple! I was surprised that you liked the exact same one. Don’t tell anyone, but I don’t like red. Redhead this, redhead that. Get’s me hmph!” She smiles, her mood lot more relaxed now.“Right, I’ll remember that. What do you think of single fathers?”“Is that a common occurrence?” Ruby has a small reality check.“Yeah.”“Then it sounds admirable, if that’s the case.”“If there are single mothers, there has to be single fathers, right?”“I… Uhm…” Ruby never thought about it. “I thought most single mothers tend to be prostitutes, and it would be difficult to find the fathers… And with their economic situation and their reputation, no man would settle down with them.” Your guest winces at the words she speaks.“You can’t always assume that. There’s going to be exceptions to things.”“I-I’m sorry! It’s one of those subjects I never put too much thought into. Osgood tried to ‘put my feet on earth,’ like he used to say. Please be patient with me.”“Well Ruby, tell me if you are a pervert or not.”“I… I…” Ruby blushes yet again. “ I have my kinks… doesn’t everyone?”“Do you like retro games or new gen?”“…I’m not familiar with games. I saw your consoles laying around and I thought it would be a good topic of conversation. If you’d like to show me some, I would love to see them!” Ruby is open minded about vidya. That’s good.
>>3929756“Right… Would you have sex without commitment?”“…You know, I’m starting to regret the questions I made.” Ruby sighs. “I don’t think I would make love to a man I don’t… well… love. Is that good?”“Are you into fit guys or err… fatsos? Lean guys?”“I like lean guys, yes! But if you have a charming face, that’s all I really need.” Ruby nods to herself.“Does your job always come first?”“Well, I’m unemployed! Hehe! It’s funny we both have the same answer, huh?” Ruby giggles. “That’s all the questions I asked, right?”“Yeah, but I have a couple more.” You clear your throat. “While walking along in desert sand, you suddenly look down and see a tortoise crawling toward you. You reach down and flip it over onto its back. The tortoise lies there, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs, trying to turn itself over, but it cannot do so without your help. You are not helping. Why?”“What kind of turtle are we talking about?” Ruby answers with the strangest question for a reply!“Does it even matter?”“I’m not getting close to a snapping turtle, no sir!” Ruby shakes her head, chuckling to herself. “I think I heard that question somewhere, but I can’t quite put my finger on where.”“Are you pregnant?”“E… Excuse me?” Ruby’s smile goes away.“I asked you if you are pregnant.”“W-What makes you think that?!”“What happened to you in the bathroom makes me think that.” You nod towards your bathroom. “And it took you this long to come back. And you went in there with some box. And you asked me some weird questions right after. It’s not hard to connect the dots, Ruby.”“Haha…” Ruby is empty again. “Forgive me, Johnny… the truth is… I’m not sure. The last test said I was, but a couple of days now it said I wasn’t… I just… Please don’t kick me out… You have all the rights to… I know this is bad, but maybe… I don’t know… I’m scared. What do I do?” Ruby is having a mild panic attack.What do you say?>“Why did you keep this hidden from me? You’re my guest, and it’s my job to know if you have any problems.”>“Err… I don’t want to be mean, but I’m just a highschooler and I don’t think I’m capable of being a dad or anything.”>“Don’t worry, we’ll probably be dead before you get to have it with the war and all! Relax!” Positive thinking!>“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?”>”Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow.)
>>3929760>“Why did you keep this hidden from me? You’re my guest, and it’s my job to know if you have any problems.”and also>”Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”
>>3929760>>“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?”"That just means no alcohol or drugs. Pity, and I was just about to go get them too."
>>3929760>“Why did you keep this hidden from me? You’re my guest, and it’s my job to know if you have any problems.”>”Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”>"Don't worry anyway, I have enough to take of you until I can get on my own two feet and by the time you have it, I'll already have won the war. I'm sure Philo could pull some strings for me."
>>3929760>"Ruby, I don't know what you think of me but I'm not the kind of guy who would abandon you at a time like this. I'll do everything I can to support you, no matter what you decide to do">Give her a hug
>>3929268>>3929272I'm so sad I missed the questionnaire
>>3929760>>“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?”>>”Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”
>>3929760>“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?”>”Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”
>>3929760>“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?”>”Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”Keep cool. Keep calm. Keep aware.
>>3929760>“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?”>Hug the poor girl
“It’s fine even if you are pregnant or not. I didn’t even think about kicking you out. Just calm down and relax, okay?” You sit next to her and start patting her back to help out as well.“Thank you…” Ruby is recuperating. Her breaths are becoming less hitched. “I’ve been so distraught these last few days, please pardon me.”“Have you considered going and finding a doctor to check up on you? Don’t pregnancy tests get false results sometimes?”“S-Should I go right now? I don’t think I can calm down until I know the truth…”“I didn’t say that. It’s late and I doubt you can get someone to check you right now, unless by some kind of miracle you find someone at these hours who is willing to do it.”“I know!” Ruby stands up, her eyes shining with hope. “The nurse! She said I could call her if I needed help!”“What nurse? Nurse Calamity? She knows about pregnancy care?”“I’ll contact her at once! I’m leaving to the clinic!” Ruby runs away, leaving you thunderstruck.“W-Wait, Ruby! We’re not in a hurry!”“I’ll be fine!” Ruby leaves the apartment with turbulent speed! Where is this energy coming from?!“I don’t understand this woman.” You reflect upon what just happened.“Shouldn’t you follow her?” Philonune questions your methods. "She must still be near."“R-Right!" You leave the comfort of your couch in hot pursuit of your guest!As you step out of your apartment, from the railing, you see Ruby already running from the apartment building towards a nice red car. The person driving it is none other than Nurse Calamity herself! How the fuck!? Huh, so that’s how she looks without her uniform… Not bad.That’s not the point! Ruby a boards the car and both leave the place behind, riding off into the night!“What?!” The only words that come out of your mouth! "S-She’s fast…!"“Indeed.” Philonune agrees, more amused than you at this. “They got some ground on us, but I believe we can catch them! Find a wheelchair. Where do you humans keep them?”“Ehm… I’ll just call her…”You make a call to your neurotic guest. In a short conversation, Ruby apologized for leaving so suddenly and said she will get her checkup. You hear Nurse Calamity a little bit annoyed from the other side, saying something akin to “check-up? I thought it was an emergency!”. Well, Ruby is the one who is going to deal with her wrath this time, and not you. You believe it’s best if you just wait in the comforts of your apartment.Past midnight Ruby returns home, unlocking the door with her new key! It was a long wait, but you’re going to get the answers you want. She looks destroyed inside yet again, which shouldn’t mean good news.
>>3930767“Hey Ruby, how did it go?” You ask anxiously. It's appropriate to feel some anxiety when faced with things like this, right?“J-Johnny, you didn’t need to wait for me.” Ruby tries to feign some emotions.“Well I did. How did it go…?” You repeat yourself.“I’m… not pregnant.” Ruby’s heart is in pieces…What do you do?>“Isn’t that good?”>“I’m sorry.”>“You’re not? All that show for nothing?”>“Guess all those single mother questions don’t matter now, right?”>Write In.
>>3930769>>“I’m sorry?” Is this a good thing, or...
>>3930769>>“I’m sorry.”The other options are really stupid
>>3930769>"There's still time to fix that. . ."
“I’m sorry…” You don’t know how to respond to that, but you will try to show support otherwise.“I really felt like I had him, his kid inside me – a part of him clinging to this world… but it was all a lie.” Ruby still looks afflicted. “I know it’s late, but would you mind hearing my little rant before going to sleep?”“Sure.” You make some space on the couch for her. “I’m all ears, Ruby.”“Thank you. I’ll speak with my most utmost sincerity like always.” Ruby tries to smile but it just doesn’t come out right. She sits next to you, gives a loud sigh, and resumes talking. While she does, you start patting her back again. What? It works with everyone! “The idea of having a child under my circumstances terrified me. I’m a proper disaster right now, he didn’t deserve the terrible life I could cause him. But once you reassured me with your support, it’s like a switch flipped in me. On my way there, I started fantasizing about being a mother, taking care of my child… and in a way, having Osgood’s spirit living within him. He won’t be really gone. Or her. I don’t know why I’m assuming it’s going to be a boy, haha…” She certainly looks like she wants a boy though.“Everyone has their own vision of their perfect child.” But what would be yours? Do you even have the right to think of having one in this context? You’re at war! People you know have already died, and one right in front of you no less! Whoever you even care about enough to want a child with, assuming you ever reach that point, might die any day! Could you handle that? Could you endure it at all?“Something about you, the way you act, the way you move, the way you talk… despite being younger than me – I find you so reassuring and dependable.” Ruby’s continued speech snaps you out of your dread-filled thoughts. “Like nothing bad will happen with you around. That’s your charm of sorts. Well, one of many charming qualities.” She smiles with what’s left of her energy. “I can see you being a great father. All of us, together. I couldn’t stop myself looking at the future with a newfound hope. Everything sounds so silly now, huh?”
>>3930859What do you respond?>“Are you hitting on me…? Again? This hasn’t been the first time. What’s going on?”>“Ehm, Ruby I know this is your imagination, but aren’t you jumping the gun here?”>“Yeah, it does. I’m glad you’re slowly finding your peace, Ruby. You deserve it!”>”No way, Ruby. I honestly don’t think I could be a good father. Not as I am right now.”>Write In.Tomorrow you have classes! What are you planning to do after them?>Team Meeting! Let’s see what Scarlet found in the laptop! Well, if anything.>Time to deal with Dudley and have that duel at sunset, like in the movies!>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.>Time to see what’s inside this PC tower! Contact Nina to arrange the meeting with Neko tomorrow!>Write In.
>>3930863>”No way, Ruby. I honestly don’t think I could be a good father. Not as I am right now.”>“Are you hitting on me…? Again? This hasn’t been the first time. What’s going on?”Confront her.>Time to deal with Dudley and have that duel at sunset, like in the movies!As much as I want to go for the Cult and the White Flames thing, Assembly already exists and has done the most to Johnny out of any other faction so far, based on Judgment Day's shit. He knows Dudley is an Assembly member, and maybe he knows more than he let on that night. This duel could be a good way to get that info and gain more leads.
>>3930863>>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to sufferI have no idea how to answer to the first question aside from do all you can with what you have. This is a heavy question after all, though we certainly can't be a father with how things are.
>>3930863>“Yeah, it does. I’m glad you’re slowly finding your peace, Ruby. You deserve it!”>Team Meeting! Let’s see what Scarlet found in the laptop! Well, if anything.
>>3930872as for the Matilda choice, I think we should keep our word to Matilda. Sides, never hurts to train.
>>3930863>“Yeah, it does. I’m glad you’re slowly finding your peace, Ruby. You deserve it!”>Time to see what’s inside this PC tower! Contact Nina to arrange the meeting with Neko tomorrow!
>>3930863>“Yeah, it does. I’m glad you’re slowly finding your peace, Ruby. You deserve it!”>“Are you hitting on me…? Again? This hasn’t been the first time. What’s going on?”She's to cute not to tease>Team Meeting! Let’s see what Scarlet found in the laptop! Well, if anything.
“Yeah, it does. I’m glad you’re slowly finding your peace, Ruby. You deserve it!” You try to cheer her up, because you can’t have sad guests in your apartment!“Thank you, Johnny. I really needed your help, I don’t know what would’ve happened to me if you didn’t show up that day…” She rests her head on your shoulder without one ounce of shame. She’s just tired.“I know this is a sudden change of subject, but are you hitting on me…? Again? This hasn’t been the first time. What’s going on?” It’s time to confront her about her true intentions…!…Sadly, Ruby fell asleep on your shoulder. It didn’t even take her a minute! You won’t be getting your answer tonight. This must’ve really stressed her out, so you must be understanding. You carry the sleepyhead to her room, the one that’s a little bit renovated. She managed to fuse both beds somehow and there are a bunch of souvenirs lying around. Adorable. You tuck her inside her majestic bed and leave her to her rest.“She’s more of a handful than what Dhrtarastra implied.” Philonune smirks, watching Ruby sleeping alongside you.“Don’t say that… She’s having it rough.” You chide your partner. “Things will get better for her though. I know they will.”You walk back to your room and finally go to sleep…It’s the morning of the 12th of June. You’re going to tackle this Wednesday with the best of your abilities! First you need to get ready…!It never occurred to you, but today you had to make lunch for 5: Yourself, Ruby, Yu Yan, Nariko and Matilda (just in case), just like a few weeks ago. It’s like things don’t really change that much.Once you step out of your apartment, Yu Yan was waiting for you. With her ever-present smirk on her face, she told you she’s going to do you a favor and go with you to school! How nice of her. You hand both of your hobos’ lunch to her, in appreciation, Yu Yan did a quick twirl to show you her uniform! She asked you what you think, and you responded she’s as cute as ever – something she agrees with.
>>3930978During school, you asked Scarlet if she found anything in the laptop and if would be a problem if you meet up after classes. The confident redhead told you she found some juicy stuff, and that she’ll be ready to meet up later! Score! Finally something worthwhile to go on…At lunchtime, you randomly found Matilda roaming around the hallways and gave her the lunch box you prepared for her. She was a little dumbstruck by this, but received the food with her usual stoic gratitude.During the last recess, Scarlet appeared in front of you with some important news!“Hey Johnny, I needed to talk to you about something important.”“What’s wrong?” You wonder what’s gotten into her. You had a chat before that seemingly set up everything. What gives?“I was going to surprise you with this, but I kinda need your help to make this a reality…” Scarlet looks a little bit nervous. She starts whispering, paying attention to any nearby students. “I was planning on having a hideout.”“A hideout…?”“Yeah, for the team. What else? I sorted out some places, but I need your help – I proposed a new club for the school. We can get a room and we could get in here at night. We need some people to join and a teacher to help out for it to work though… I mean, we can’t always meet up at Jackey Frosties or I’ll get fat, you know?”Is that really an issue? Err… How do you respond?!>“Well then let’s figure out this club stuff.” You’ll have your own room to slack off in!>“Let’s just meet up at the rooftop.” Well, you can’t use that place at night. Not easily!>“Ehm, let’s just meet up at my apartment.” It’s private enough, right? Except for Ruby.>”What about your place, Scarlet? Could that work, or are there issues with being there?”>“Maybe we could rent a little warehouse or something? Some emptied-out place?”>“We don’t need a hideout. We can do things just fine the way we already have been.”>Write In.
>>3930982>“Maybe we could rent a little warehouse or something? Some emptied-out place?”>Make sure to buy a microwave, minifridge, a tv, table, and couch to go with it.
>>3930982This >>3930988but also first-aid supplies and a futon too
>>3930982>>3930988This but with a kotatsu and a pool table added on
>>3930982>>”What about your place, Scarlet? Could that work, or are there issues with being there?”Getting a warehouse for only 2 members seems a bit much but we should look into it in case we get more
>>3930982>“Well then let’s figure out this club stuff.” You’ll have your own room to slack off in!
“Maybe we could rent a little warehouse or something? Some emptied-out place?” You propose instead.“Ehm, I don’t have money for that!” Scarlet isn’t exactly up for it. “My family isn’t that wealthy.”“I’ll pay. The places should be cheaper than ever with everyone leaving the city. We need to make sure to buy a microwave, minifridge, a TV, a table and a couch to go with it.” It looks so cool in your mind. Your own secret hideout…!“Oh, oh! That could be so cool!” Scarlet is as excited about this as you are! No, even more!“With a kotatsu and a pool table too!” You’re getting way ahead of yourself but you don’t care! That one Poker Night becoming a Pool Night made you realize the power of billiards!“Yeah! It’s gonna be great!” Scarlet doesn’t care either! It’s time to dream damn it! Dream on! “I’ll look into it! I’ll ask around if people can give us some of the stuff they don’t need. This will be fun! Hehehe!”“Don’t forget first-aid supplies and a futon too.” You almost forgot. Those two are essentials for any survival venture too. “If we’re going to have a base, we need a way to patch ourselves up and for other people to sleep.”“Let me write this down…” Scarlet pulls her phone out and starts writing your ‘wishlist.’ Not much time passes before you hear the alarm, it’s time to go back to classes… “See you in a bit!”After your classes with the substitute history teacher finish, you and Scarlet went to the rooftop to discuss the contents of the Chancellor’s laptop. You’re sitting against the wall next to each other, Scarlet is showing you her findings on her own laptop, and summarizing the information as best as she can.—The laptop’s main contents were all about the recruitment process of its members. A great number of spreadsheets detailing all the information regarding everyone inside the Cult were stored in several folders. The emphasis was on which members were the wealthiest, who had potential as flame users, who had special abilities – and, surprisingly enough, attractive women. Sadly, only information about this facility and not any others was listed.—The Cult of Chernobog started a new process to “clean up” their image. It’s explained that they are dropping Chancellor Foroutan’s idea of abduction and quick brainwashing of people. With U.N. Forces involved in the mix now, they have to appear less suspicious or threatening to avoid drawing undue attention. Besides, the Final Emir never really liked the idea of being a cult of death, and would like to be invited to morning TV shows more frequently.—The laptop also contained details about the Cult of Chernobog’s other bases, including the “Dark Church.” Turns out, there’s multiple Dark Churches! There is one in Pokyo Lokyo, one in the countryside city of Hamje, and another in the city of Xumenlo.
>>3931204There are 3 main bases in Pokyo Lokyo: the Factory is for new recruits, Pleasure-ville is for “ascension” (whatever that means), and the Dark Church is basically their government house. All important members were moved there, and new promising recruits get moved there every Friday. The Dark Church is located in the Southern District, and used to be an old college for homeless children for some defunct government program. It closed a couple of decades ago after fierce rioting caused the government to crack down.–Scarlet sent you a list of highly influential people, according to the spreadsheets. Skimming through it, you find some recognizable names like Valdemar Bruun, Vivienne Neuville, the old man Hubbard, and... Giorsal Kane! Sadly these spreadsheets don’t have pictures to put to the names…—Scarlet made another comprehensive list of people who you can potentially get in contact with. In other words, other high school students or young people who weren’t completely brainwashed. Skimming through this list, you recognize some names like Howie Dewitt, Tobias Phonte (Twist), and Jeremy Cole.“That’s all. The laptop was full of self-help PDFs and weird pornographic drawings of a girl with weird eyes.” Scarlet informs, embarrassed. “There are some instructive videos about how to convince people to join and stuff. A lot of technical terms too. Mental reprogramming, thought reform, coercion methods, somatic stimulation effects…? It’s all really creepy…”How do you respond?>“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.”>“So what do you think the next step should be?”>“I need to sleep on this info before I can make a decision on what to do next.”>Write In.What do you do next?>Figure out the Warehouse Base stuff with Scarlet.>Time to deal with Dudley and have that duel at sunset, like in the movies!>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.>Time to see what’s inside this PC tower! Contact Nina to arrange the meeting with Neko right now!>Write In.(Last Reply of the day, we continue tomorrow.)
>>3931210>“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.”>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.
>>3931211yeah this basically
>>3931210>“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.”>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.Time for GRINDAN
Rolled 96 (1d100)The anons in the discord will know what this roll is for.
>>3931269the anons in the discord can go fuck themselves.
>>3931210>>“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.”She deserves props for all she's done so far>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.
>>>3931210 >>“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.”>>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.>>3931330What a Chad.
>>3931368maybe try discussing quest related shit in the actual thread?
>>3931376Nothing can’t stops me, old man. I will discuss everything everywhere I want.
>>3931330Based>>3931376It was all because of a dumb joke, it wasn't actual quest related discussion
>>3931210>Can the police use this information?>Go training at the Dojo! Matilda expects you, and you expect to suffer.
>>3931210Changing my vote to this>>3931387
>>3931387Yeah I'll back this too
>>3931387>>Can the police use this information?This is a great idea but I think it's best to keep it to ourselves for now while we investigate them. Definitely should keep this in mind for the future though
>>3931403Thinking the police can pull them in, stem the tide of recruits. They can do more than two high school students.
>>3931480My only problem is that once the police know the cultist will either A). All get captured by the government so we can't get information out of them or B). Go into hiding so it'll be even harder to find and investigate them. I do think that telling them is a great move but I think that waiting to leak this until we have more info for ourselves first is the right choice. THEN we rat these fuckers out. Us knowing their locations is a huge advantage and I would hate if we got that scrabbled up. Otherwise I fully support deploying this plan in the not so far future
>>3931550One other problem is that the police also have their own agenda, influence from the government. Also likely that the infiltration of the hideout and theft of a important laptop has forced their hand.
We should mail the stuff to reporters, N.U and upload it to 2ch
>>3931554Yeah definitely. The Cult and the White flames are our main targets as of now but it would be it's important to remember that even the government is our enemy in this war
"Fierce rioting", huh. Seems the Children of the Future program had a bit of a violent ending.>>3931598They're arguably the weakest of the major enemies, on account of not really having any flame users (other than maybe Gordon Sr), and the UN intervention likely throwing the government into disarray. Still, feeding them information on the cult could be useful at some point.
>>3931615>"Fierce rioting", huh. Seems the Children of the Future program had a bit of a violent ending.No kidding, from what we saw, this stuff was corrupt, inefficient and sould crushing. It were only a matter of time before someone will throw a first firebomb.
>>3931210>“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.”>Figure out the Warehouse Base stuff with Scarlet.Complete with headpats
“Nice work, Scarlet. I knew I could count on you.” You give her praise for her nicely done job.“Hehe, it was a piece of cake, Johnny!” Scarlet shoots you a piece sign to compliment. “Knowing we can make a difference really drives me forward!”“Mhm. Can the police use this information?”“I think so! We should leak online on one of those with cryptic messages and cool stuff. It would be like our debut of sorts!” Scarlet can totally see this happening. “I mean, we have secret identities for a reason, so maybe it’s not going to be much a debut...”“We don’t have to put it online, you know?”“We can’t just hand over the laptop or something, right?! What if they track us down or something? Use us as scapegoats for something else? I’ve seen enough series to know how badly things can go. I don’t know if we should put ourselves in the spotlight so quickly either…”“I didn’t say to do it right now. I said it's an option.”“Still, leaking it online would be the best approach I can think of. We just have to go to an internet café and upload it in there. Spam it all over the internet and boom!” Scarlet nods to herself.“I remember something similar from a month ago, but it was never shown in the news or anything.” That thing from the Hosts of Rebellion...“Shoot…” Scarlet doesn’t know what to do. “Let’s put on our thinking hats and come up with a good way to do this!”“We don’t have to rush it. You said it; we don’t need to put ourselves in the spotlight now.”“Yeah! There is a lot to uncover as well. We haven’t corroborated this information either, it’s not likely it’s false, but you never know.” Scarlet closes her laptop and stands up. “You want to go somewhere else? You look like it. Let’s go home, I still need to find the voice modifier for your mask and see to the base stuff, so I have my hands full.”“Sure. I still need some time to process everything myself.”“Remember, you can always call me if you need anything!” Scarlet smiles.And so, you two went together to the subway train and parted ways on different stations. You were walking towards home and decide to pay the dojo a visit, because Matilda is expecting you, and you’re expecting to suffer!You open the main door with your key instead of knocking, like you always do. The place looks even better than last time, like a proper house – can’t expect any less from someone of Matilda's caliber. You walk inside and head to the room where all the equipment should be.“Greeting, Johnny Ando.” Matilda was expecting you somehow. “I didn’t lend you that key to sneak upon us like that.”“Hey, I’m too lazy to knock, but not for training.” You crack your shoulders. “You alone?”“No, my other student is in the bathroom.”“I see.”
>>3932342“I wanted to mention your lunch was delightful, but it could’ve been better. Now, let us commence with your training.” Matilda is ready to make you suffer!What do you do?!>Train. That’s why you came here. For working out!>Propose Matilda a sparring session. For fun!>Ask her if she can make you a burger. For dinner!>Write In.
>>3932344>Propose Matilda a sparring session. With a wager.
>>3932344>>Train. That’s why you came here. For working out!see how we do before we go for the spar. Stamina is how we handle our sneaky powers and we will need all the stamina we can get.
>>3932354Eh I'll go with this. I still do want to spar with a wager after though
>>3932356>>3932347Supporting this again
>>3932344 (check'd)>Train. That’s why you came here. For working out!Attempt to hide the boner that her toned abs will most certainly give you.
>>3932378I'll change to >Train. That’s why you came here. For working out!
I go back to my original vote to break the tie
>>3932342>Train. That’s why you came here. For working out!
“Hey, I wanna propose a sparring session. With a wager.” You raise your eyebrows. Everyone loves it when you raise your eyebrow to imply something! “What do you say, Matilda?”“You can babble about any proposition after our training session is done. Only if you have any energy left in you.” Matilda doesn’t even consider it! “As of now, all you are doing is wasting breath you need.”“B-But…” Y-You raised your eyebrows! How can she do this to you?!“I’ll join you in this session, for sportsmanship’s sake. Now let’s get moving; it’s been days since your body has had any physical activity. Let’s see how much bravado remains after this.” Matilda starts stretching. Maybe she wasn’t all that happy to see you? It seems a long training session is upon you…And together, you both began your training session At some point Leo joined in to help you out as some kind of coach, since Matilda was as busy as you were doing the exercises. For some reason, this specific session felt 10 times worse than those other times. You don’t know how long this grueling event lasted, but night feels like it fell eons ago… Either way, you finished your training for today, and gained +5 Athletics points. Enjoy them!“Host of the Lightsbane, you’re impressive as always! Can’t believe you can retain your human form after all this punishment. That’s some stability.” Leo Watty congratulates you in his strange way as he gives you a bottle of water. You need it. You fucking need it so badly. “And Master Spice, I didn’t know you could follow the hellish regime of your creation without much trouble!”“I never had the ‘pleasure’ to join you, apprentice, because your form is deplorable.” Matilda stares icy daggers at Leo! “You make it twice as hard to keep my routine. For that, you deserve twice as much.”“Ngh… My words of praise always backfire with thee, Master Spice!” Leo backs away from her. He doesn’t seem too bothered by it though. Has he grown used to her this quickly?“You need to start showing some progress, or otherwise my attitude won’t change.” Matilda sentences, and then turns back to you. “Now, Johnny, congratulations on finishing another session. Now how confident do you feel about that earlier proposition of yours?” She smirks. It makes sense now: she went twice as hard just to make you doubt her and yourself!…Your body is frankly in incredible amounts of pain. Every muscle and joint throbs and groans. The stress from yesterday piling up with your recent training was a thought that escaped your consideration, and you are now paying the price for that ignorance.But you aren’t going to back down, are you?>You still want your spar session! And it’s going to come with a wager! You’ll duel! (Will require dice roll.)>Nah, you are probably going to lose in the state you are in. Maybe tomorrow you’ll give it a try…>Write In.
>>3932484>You still want your spar session! And it’s going to come with a wager! You’ll duel! (Will require dice roll.)
>>3932484>You still want your spar session! And it’s going to come with a wager! You’ll duel!This is a horrible idea, but so was not fighting the cat NEET and that worked out okay in the end.
>>3932484>>You still want your spar session! And it’s going to come with a wager! You’ll duel! (Will require dice roll.)We aren't gonna back down from a cheap plow like this!
>>3932484>You still want your spar session! And it’s going to come with a wager! You’ll duel! (Will require dice roll.)Here we go
“Yeah, I’m still up for it.” You won’t back down now!“Hmph. Whether this is brave or foolish, I admire your commitment, Johnny Ando.” Matilda smirks.“What’s going on?” Leo Watty goes out of character! It’s serious now!“We’re going to face each other in a friendly duel. No entities involved, correct?” Matilda looks at you.“I always play fair.” Well, except for that one time you didn’t… but she doesn’t need to know that!“Watty, prepare everything. You’ll be the judge. Johnny, it’s going to be a Judo Match.”“Pardon me, Master Spice… but I have no idea how to ref that.” Leo is still out of character! Did you break him or something?“…” Matilda stares daggers at him again. You don’t know how judo works either, so phew! “No punches. No kicks. Just straight grappling. The one who falls 3 times loses. Can you arbitrate that?” The stern freelancer says, in a voice that makes it clear she won’t take no for an answer.“Buahehahuhihihihi…!!! It’s simple enough.” Leo is now confident about his ability! And his character is back up again as if nothing happened.“Did you go to the doctor like I told you? That laugh is not normal.” Matilda scolds Leo, her eyes narrowing at him with an odd measure of concern. “It could be signs of a serious condition, and you wouldn’t know. Taking care of your health is a priority.”“I… Err… It’s… It’s fine.” Leo looks ashamed of himself, going quiet.“Do you accept my terms, Johnny?” Matilda is forgetting an important point though…“Yeah, but I said with a wager, didn’t I?” You raise your eyebrows, expecting better results this time.“…What did you have in mind?” Yes, your eyebrow-raising worked! Matilda’s on board!Yeah, what did you have in mind?!>Loser gets to make the winner dinner! You want that hamburger again!>Loser gets to massage the other! Your worn and aching body needs one…>Loser cosplays for the winner! You’ve wanted this for so long, damnit!>Oblige Matilda to join your new founded team! You need more people!>Write In.
>>3932548>Loser gets to massage the other! Your worn and aching body needs one…>Loser cosplays for the winner! You’ve wanted this for so long, damnit!
>>3932548>Loser gets to massage the other! Your worn and aching body needs one…>Loser cosplays for the winner! You’ve wanted this for so long, damnit!We WILL get that cosplay! Oh, and that massage for the bones.
>>3932553>>3932556>>3932557>>3932561Time to roll then! It's a Legendary Roll, Athletics Based! 1d100! Best of 4!
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>3932564Watch this!
Rolled 38 (1d100)Again
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>3932564Here!
>>3932587YOU FUCKED IT UP!
Rolled 10 (1d100)
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>3932564Well it can only get better right ?
It was a 1 in 20 chance. . . and you fucked it up. . .
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>3932564I'm still gonna roll, cause I just got back.
>>3932593>>3932609>>3932630Best of 4.
>>3932678>4>1-5 is withing the range of critical failure.>Critical failure only count in difficulties higher than normal>Legendary Difficulty
“Loser will not only give a massage to the winner, but will be cosplaying while doing so!” Those are your terms, and you will stick to them!“Woooah! Master Spice doing something like thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! Imagine the sheer connotations that act would bring!” Leo Watty for some reason is pouring gasoline on this fire.“…” Matilda is frozen. She doesn’t like this one little bit.“Don’t tell me you’re going to back down, Master?! Is this really the moment to doubt your own abilities?! How can you continue with your teachings if you’re afraid to face your own student wielding them!?” Leo Watty really wants to see the world burn! Holy shit!“Silence.” Matilda shuts Leo Watty up with a word. She then turns to you, giving you an even look. “I will only allow this because it’s you, Johnny Ando. Remember that. I accept.” Matilda leads the way somewhere else, leaving you and Leo in the room.“I believe in you, Host of the Lightsbane.” Leo has your back. As in, he’s literally patting you on the back, giving you a look of sympathy and support.“Thanks.” You won’t fail! “Be fair though. Don’t skew things in my favor.”“Right. I wasn’t planning on doing anything out of the ordinary anyway.”You all move to a spacious room with mats on the floor, specifically arranged for dueling! With everyone in position, the time has come. Leo looks at the both of you, hand in the middle – then raises it for the scuffle to begin!…First round, you managed to get the upper hand thanks to Matilda not reading your size advantage correctly. In seconds, you drop her on her butt! 1-0! You cannot believe it! You’re going to beat her again!……You lost the other 2 rounds in a flash, completely embarrassing yourself. You lost the duel in a miserable showing…!
>>3932728“H-Here is your winner: Matilda Spice! Good job there Master…” Leo Major announces for all three people to know. He sounded a little disappointed there, if your ringing ears heard it right through the failure.“…” Matilda celebrates with her usual stoicness. Which is to say silently, and with only a self-assured nod. “How are you feeling, Johnny?” She starts checking on you.“My back hurts…” You manage to groan out in-between breaths. Nobody likes to be thrown like that, no matter how good they are. Matilda was ruthless, as expected. “Some other things too…”“We have a lot of work to do ahead of us, Johnny. Your form is still subpar. Your hesitation left you prone to errors, but above everything, you were too cocky. We’re going to work on your solo discipline from now on.” Matilda takes notes for herself. “Some more reflex training is also in order. Without an emptied mind void of distractions, you won’t get far in close combat by yourself.”“I… kinda didn’t want to hurt you…”“Hmph. You of all people know better than anyone that wounds heal.” Matilda’s scowl makes it clear she doesn’t like what you just said. Not one bit. “And I told you numerous times, I don’t like excuses.”“It’s not an excuse, I was agreeing with you.” You stand up. Good, your legs are still working. Those mats sure helped dampen the throw impacts…“Leo, stay here. Johnny, come with me – I want my reward now, and I want you to do a good job.” Matilda goes towards the exit.“L-Like right now?!” Can you even pull it off now?! Your body is hurting all over!“Yes. And I don’t want another word out of you.” Matilda leaves the room first again.“…Good luck with that, Host of the Lightsbane.” Leo Watty gives you a thumbs up. It shakes for the briefest of moments… or is that your vision faltering? “I will pray for your survival or success, whichever comes first.”Sadly this is all we have for this week’s thread! Thanks for playing!
>>3932730Matilda is the BEST
I want to fuck Matilda with my black dick