LAST TIME, ON DWMA QUESTYou arrived at the Death Weapon Meister Academy after living a life of poverty and crime for most of your existence. You quickly discovered, upon entrance screening, that your soul contains traces of power from a Witch, a powerful but troubling legacy. You quickly met Kia, an energetic, somewhat lewd island girl, Asuka, a quiet, no-nonsense mystery girl with a laser focus, and Shinobu, a nervous wreck that feels just as out of place as you do. On your first day of class, you had a major breakthrough the very first time you wielded Kia, a bamboo spear with an obsidian head: You achieved a crude version of Soul Resonance, the ultimate technique of a Meister and Weapon team, which lit Kia's blade on fire. You then proceeded to wreck Steven, a tall, scarecrow-like redhead with a chip oh his shoulder, wielding Shinobu, who became a silvery kite shield.After class, your acting professor, Kirara Braun, was strangely angry and cool with you, ultimately taking you to see Lord Death himself. You did the gallant (and stupid) thing of poking the being in the face and telling him to back off of Kia. He straightened the situation out, telling you to be proud of what you achieved, but careful of pushing yourself too hard, as your professor had done, causing her to be incapable of becoming a Weapon again.
After that excitement, you agreed to Kia's request of being partners, at least temporarily, had a good run on a treadmill, and met Shinobu and Kia for dinner, where you discovered the rumor that you had punched Lord Death in the face (and ideas on why you would do that, being a Witch included). Kia quickly brought you back to reality, and you realized that you actually had someone who cares, for the first time, how you feel. You spent some time studying with Shinobu in the library, learning a bit about what the hell you were actually doing. You promised to train with her the next day, after her disaster with Scarecrow Steven made her realize she needed someone to help her. In your room was an ominous note about paying protection money, and an apology from your professor, Miss Braun, about how she had acted towards you.The next day, you took a general knowledge and critical thinking test, and did pretty well (you think). Then, you went to train with Shinobu and Kia, who you invited along as well. You met with middling success with Shinobu, but she seemed to be capable of handling things, until you probed a bit too close to her soul and she froze up, nearly landing you in a situation you couldn't unsee (but wish you had seen regardless).Finally, you tried to wield both Kia and Shinobu simultaneously, and managed to hold the connection for half a minute before sustaining burns and bruising to your forearms. Still, you figure it was a success, and now walk with your two friends to see how you did on the exams...
There's a small group of people looking at the names on the wall. Asuka is walking away from them with a smirk on her face. You step close to read the names...1. HAYAMA, ASUKA - 1002. KRALL, ROBERT - 992. KUROKO, SHINOBU - 994. LANGE, TIFFANY - 95 What? The slug tied with Shinobu for second? Just... How? And apparently the tall bombshell is named Tiffany Lange.Let's see...8. STARBRINE, TONY - 759. ALANI, KIA - 71Not a bad showing! At least you can tease Kia about a street rat being smarter than her.Suddenly, a booming voice shouts from behind everyone, "NO WAY! I'M WAY BETTER THAN THAT!"Turning, you see Blue-Hair, muscles rippling in disbelief, as he points to the dead last spot.24. GRAYSON, WATARI - 12"I KNOW I answered every question correctly! Hell, that last one should have been work full marks on its own!" He pounds a fist into his opposite palm. "Beat the monster regardless of the situation!">Don't get involved. Usher your girls away.>"I don't think that last one counted towards our score...">"You can't punch knowledge out of books, though I bet you've tried.">"Wow, the top and bottom students were paired together yesterday. Hilarious.">Write-in?
>>732158"I don't think that last one counted towards our score..."
>>732158>"I don't think that last one counted towards our score..."
"I... don't think the last one counted for out score..." You say.The mass of muscle swivels towards you. "That doesn't make sense? Why would they put a question on the test if they don't grade you on it?"He realizes who he's talking to. "Oh... it's the badass from yesterday!" He claps you on the shoulder with one meaty hand while the other gives you a thumbs up. "Man, that was SO awesome. I got so pumped from watching, I tried to rush in against that smile girl, and forgot to guard!" He laughs loudly. "How did you do, anyways?"This guy is pretty loud. You can feel Shinobu hiding behind you and shaking slightly."Uh, I'm 8th? I-" You begin"8th? DUDE!" Watari holds a hand up for a high five. "Skilled AND smart? You're a force to be RECKONED with, my man!">High five him. "Well, I'm not gonna stop there, are we, Kia?">High five him. "I got lucky. Like, REALLY lucky.">High five him. "Studied with Shinobu last night. She tied for second.">Ignore the high five. "You gonna pass with a low score like that?>Ignore the high five, abandon conversation. "Well, I RECKON that it's lunch time...">Write-in?
>>732249>High five him. "Well, I'm not gonna stop there, are we, Kia?"
>>732249>High five him. "Well, I'm not gonna stop there!"
>>732249>"High five him. "Well, I'm not gonna stop there!"
>>732249>>High five him. "Studied with Shinobu last night. She tied for second.">"Well, I RECKON that it's lunch time..."
You high five the blue-haired ball of muscles. "Well, I'm not going to stop there. I have a long way to go.""THAT"S what I like to hear! By the way, I'm Watari, but everyone calls me Grayson, my last name. What do you say you tell me how you rocked so hard at lunch?"You feel Shinobu shake her head against your back.>"Actually, I promised I'd eat with these two..." Gesture to Kia and Shinobu>"It'll be fine, Shinobu." >"Kia, get Shinobu some lunch somewhere quieter while I lead Grayson here away...">"Write-in?
>>732311>"Actually, I promised I'd eat with these two..." Gesture to Kia and Shinobu>"Tell ya what, you look like a guy who enjoys the gym, wanna help me get fit? I'm only so good with skill and a pinch of luck, think that you could help me out with rounding me out?"Nothing like making new friends work out to bond! Plus we get to keep Shinoubu friendship high.
>>732311>"Actually, I promised I'd eat with these two..." Gesture to Kia and Shinobu>"Tell ya what, you look like a guy who enjoys the gym, wanna help me get fit? I'm only so good with skill and a pinch of luck, think that you could help me out with rounding me out?"
"Actually, I promised I'd eat with these two..." You wave at Kia and Shinobu, the latter of whom peers out from behind you slightly."Oh? OH! OH HOHOHOHO!" Grayson gets a devilish look on his face. "I see what you're cooking up there." You decide to shift gears before even MORE rumors spread. "Tell ya what, you look like a guy who enjoys the gym, wanna help me get fit? I'm only so good with skill and a pinch of luck, think that you could help me out with rounding me out?""All right dude, after lunch, prepare to lift until your arms fall off!" Grayson gives you another thumbs-up and walks off. So... no wonder that guy didn't work well with Asuka yesterday."Uh... I didn't mean to cling so close, Tony," Shinobu emerges from her hiding place behind your back. "I just... don't do well with loud boys."Kia pats her on the back. "Well, at least loud girls aren't an issue, right? Come on, let's go get something to eat! The excitement earlier got me running on empty!"You and the two girls waste no time in getting something to eat, which looks to be some sort of meaty sandwich thing. Tastes vaguely middle-eastern, too. You sit at a table in the corner, avoiding the piercing stares of some of the older students.You can see Grayson sitting with Asuka across the room. Even from here, you can see her tuning him out completely as she reads some kind of textbook."So... you're sure you're okay, Tony?" Kia looks at the burns on your arm. "Maybe you should get checked by the nurse, just in case?"You really do feel all right, if a little sore. You know it looks worse than it feels, but...>Humor Kia. "All right, straight to the nurse after lunch.">"I promise, if I get really hurt, I'll go to the nurse, but it isn't that bad.">"Calm your non-existent tits, girl. I told you I was fine, right?">Write-in?
>>732394>"I promise, if I get really hurt, I'll go to the nurse, but it isn't that bad."
>>732311>"Actually, I promised I'd eat with these two..." Gesture to Kia and ShinobuSorry dude.>"Maybe we can spar together some time?"This guy is a Master IIRC, and we can work on our kung-fu maybe.
"I promise, if I get really hurt, I'll go to the nurse, but it isn't that bad, Kia." You poke at the burns for emphasis. "See? It feels like a sunburn."Kia slumps back in her chair. "I guess... I just feel bad about it. I, of all people, should know how hard that is."You finish swallowing a bite. This stuff is actually pretty tasty. "What do you mean?"Kia scratches the back of her head. "Well, you've both been nice to me, so I should tell you officially... I'm the daughter of the Death Scythe assigned to watch over Oceania. Dad is... an interesting case, even among Death Scythes..." She frowns.Shinobu inquires, "What's so special about him?""Well, he's not my mom's only partner, either. He's a spear, too, but Mom also wields a bladed gauntlet-type. Her name is Valerie, and I always felt like she wanted Dad all to herself.">"Wait, your dad is a Death Scythe? You could have told me!">"What do you mean, in charge of Oceania?"AND>"If you hate that, why did you want Shinobu involved?">"Just because they're partners doesn't mean they're... involved, like that."As always, you can choose to write-in
>>732478>"What do you mean, in charge of Oceania?>"Just because they're partners doesn't mean they're... involved, like that."
>>732478>Bitchin, You think our adorable little book worm is gonna steal me away?
>>732478>"What do you mean, in charge of Oceania?"The tanned loli girl is actually a disney princess, 10/10>"Just because they're partners doesn't mean they're... involved, like that."We've got to break it to Shinobu some day
>>"What do you mean, in charge of Oceania?">>"Just because they're partners doesn't mean they're... involved, like that."Gotta let Kia know that she doesn't win waifu by being partner
>>732531She going to the Tonybowl because she's first girl and best girl, anon.
>>732550Nah. First and basic. She's a good friend though. If she has a super compatible soul she can be overtaken by madness easier. Shinobu is a shield and offers the protection Tony never got. Shinobu is shelter.
>>732550>Decreeing a best girl>After only one full threadYou're a funny guy
"What do you mean, 'in charge of Oceania?' Does that make you a princess?"Kia snorts. "Not even. It means whenever there's a threat to human life in the islands or Australia, he's responsible for relaying the threat level and take out the ones students here can't handle." She sighs. "He's away from home a lot, but it's important work. He can sense souls over very long distances, so he was assigned to the place with the widest net to cast."She frowns again. "Also, because Mom has a crazy amount of wavelength, she can take turns with Dad and Valerie as her partner taking down bad guys, but they tend to do it alone just as often."A thought strikes you. "You know, just because they're partners doesn't mean they're... involved, like that, right?"Kia looks at you, raising an eyebrow. "Wow, I haven't even asked you out or anything and you're friendzoning me." Shinobu giggles from behind her book. Its the same white one again. Guess she can read and listen at the same time."No, that's not what I meant. I mean... is it, like, a thing, where partners have to get married?"Kia grins. "Nah, but it happens a LOT. You fight alongside someone, you get closer, right? And you felt how matching our soul wavelengths feels... a bit intimate, right?" You can see Shinobu's face redden a bit. "Of course there would be feelings like that!"Shinobu sinks behind her book slightly further. "So if you know that, why did you want the three of us to try and sync together?""Well... I was curious. And I like both of you, so why not?">"'I like both of you'? You're awful, Kia. Shinobu is a pure innocent flower, I'm damaged goods, and you're trying to start a harem. Unbelievable." Cue shit-eating grin.>"So what makes you think Valerie is trying to steal your dad away?">Change the subject. "How do you become a Death Scythe, anyways?">Write-in?
>>732601>Change the subject. "How do you become a Death Scythe, anyways?"
>>732601>or Australiadoes this mean kia gets a bonus to shitposting?>Change the subject. "How do you become a Death Scythe, anyways?"
>>732601>"'I like both of you'? You're awful, Kia. Shinobu is a pure innocent flower, I'm damaged goods, and you're trying to start a harem. Unbelievable." Cue shit-eating grin.This is too good to pass up.
>>732601>>"'I like both of you'? You're awful, Kia. Shinobu is a pure innocent flower, I'm damaged goods, and you're trying to start a harem. Unbelievable." Cue shit-eating grin.
>>732601>"'I like both of you'? You're awful, Kia. Shinobu is a pure innocent flower, I'm damaged goods, and you're trying to start a harem. Unbelievable." Cue shit-eating grin.
>>732601>>Change the subject. "How do you become a Death Scythe, anyways?"
"'I like both of you'? You're awful, Kia. Shinobu is a pure innocent flower, I'm damaged goods, and you're trying to start a harem. Unbelievable."Shinobu sinks lower into her book, completely obscuring her face, but you can see her trying not lo laugh anyways. Kia stares at you, momentarily dumbfounded.You lean back, having finished your meal, and smile. Feels kinda nice to turn the teasing around on her for a change."I-that-you-she..." Kia tries to recover from being called out. "It's not like that at all!" Her face is getting redder and you think you can see steam coming from her ears. She's actually really cute when she's flustered.Shinobu peers over her book. "You don't even know if I like girls yet. You should probably figure that out before you waste your time." Holy crap, even Shinobu is getting in on this! You suddenly wish you can a camera or a phone. You doubt you'll see Kia this broken for a while."I... you... guys please..." Kia stammers. "I've only known you for a couple days!"As entertaining as this is, should you continue?>"Yeah, you work fast, you nympho.">"Shinobu, DO you like girls? I'm genuinely curious here.">Okay, time to calm her down before she explodes. "Relax Kia, we know you're just weirdly suggestive.">Abrupt subject change! "How do you become a Death Scythe anyways?"
>>732649>Okay, time to calm her down before she explodes. "Relax Kia, we know you're just weirdly suggestive."
>>732649>"Yeah, you work fast, you nympho."bully the Kia, protect the Shinobu.
>>732601>>Change the subject. "How do you become a Death Scythe, anyways?"We just need to train with shinobu til we get a Nat 100
>>732649>Okay, time to calm her down before she explodes. "Relax Kia, we know you're just weirdly suggestive."> Subject change! "How do you become a Death Scythe anyways?"
>>732649>>"Yeah, you work fast, you nympho."
"Relax Kia, we know you're just weirdly suggestive. If I thought you were actually trying to get with both of us, I'd probably have to have a serious talk. Harems don't work in real life unless you're rich."You hear Shinobu faintly say from behind her book "It isn't a harem until you have three...""Shhhh I'm trying to stop Kia from melting down." You pat Shinobu's purplish hair.Kia seems to snap out of it. "Well... well I knew you weren't serious! Besides, there's nothing weird about having a healthy interest in these things at our age..."Shinobu looks over her book again. "How do you become a Death Scythe, anyways? I haven't read that far in the library yet..."That's a good question. You'll obviously be expected to put your future partner (partners?) through whatever trial this is."Oh... Oh! Well!" Kia looks relieved that the subject is changing. "You have to retrieve ninety-nine Kishin Egg souls and one Witch Soul. Consuming souls, as a general rule, makes you stronger, but takes away your humanity. Eventually, your body warps and turns you into a monster. This changes the nature of your soul, as well." She gets a serious look on her face. "After consuming even one pure human soul, another human's soul becomes changed forever. Also, beings that consume Kishin Eggs gain no power whatsoever, and the soul isn't even properly absorbed, the energy lying dormant within them. That's where the witch soul comes in!"You gulp. Uh oh. Your soul has traces of witch power... What if someone hunts you down?"The souls of Witches are transformative in nature. They are capable of unlocking new abilities, altering wavelengths temporarily or permanently, and a lot more! That's one reason they're really strong. When a Weapon consumes a witch soul after munching on 99 Kishin Eggs, all of that energy is released at once, changing the weapon's soul into the form required to handle Lord Death's awesome power!"Shinobu's face is lit up. She's even closed her book. "Wow! So even someone like me could be super strong like that?"Kia nods. "Of course! I mean, the training and growth you experience actually hunting the things makes you powerful, but no regular person could be wielded by Lord Death for even a few seconds without exploding."You can't get your mind off of the implications your heritage has.>roll 1d100 to play it cool.OR>"Hey, guys/Kia/Shinobu, can I talk to you privately? There's something I gotta say, since we're in a sharing mood."
>>732748>"Hey, guys/Kia/Shinobu, can I talk to you privately? There's something I gotta say, since we're in a sharing mood."
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>732748>roll 1d100 to play it cool.Not now.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>732754>roll 1d100 to play it cool.Yeah wow, those witches sound real dangerous sure glad we don't know any of those, haha like right?!
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>732748>>roll 1d100 to play it cool.
>"Hey, guys/Kia/Shinobu, can I talk to you privately? There's something I gotta say, since we're in a sharing mood."Best to get all our delicates out of the way early. Itd be worse if this came up later and our wavelength gets screwed up because of psychalogical shitWorst comes to worst we MAY lose one of our girls... which some other anons want. Ill take the rish for not potentially dying later
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>732748>>roll 1d100 to play it cool.not quite yet, maybe once were officially partnered.
>>732748>>732769Can we take this one?Else, change my vote (>>732758) to:>"Hey, guys/Kia/Shinobu, can I talk to you privately? There's something I gotta say, since we're in a sharing mood."
Shield and spear combo when?
>>732785Once you gain their complete trust and work well as a team.
>>732783Fuck were we supposed to edit that vote?>"Hey, Kia, can I talk to you privately? There's something I gotta say, since we're in a sharing mood."
>>732795It's fine. Rolling reached three even with the changed vote first, and if telling them won without editing I was assuming you'd tell both.
>>732804wait, noLet's do it this way: Final destination, 10 minute vote. Post a number, and only a number, no punctuation.1 Tell them2 Don't tell them (rolled 85)
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>732817>2
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>732817Tell them,1
>>732830>>732837What part of only the number did you not get?
1 wins, with three valid votes over two. Even with invalid votes, we have 4 over 3, with telling them winning.Writing.
>>7328171we have ID numbers to prevent samefagging, right?
>>732888You can just delete your browser history and get a new ID.
You sigh. Looks like this is a good opportunity to get this out of the way. You don't like the idea of keeping this from them, especially if they notice your abilities in combat."Can I talk to you guys privately? There's something I gotta say, since we're in a sharing mood."Kia and Shinobu glance at each other, then back to you. Kia stands. "All right, lead the way!"Shinobu packs her book, and the three of you head outside, to a small balcony attached to the cafeteria that people seldom use in the heat of the day like this. As you thought, it was empty."Okay... how do I put this..."> Snarky. "I'm a Witch. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, and all that."> Serious. "So... I just found out when I arrived that I might have a witch in my family.> Ease into it. "Its pretty funny that the subject of eating a witch's soul has come up..."> Write-in?
>>732928>Ease into it. "It's pretty funny that the subject of eating a witch's soul has come up..."
>>732928>> Ease into it. "Its pretty funny that the subject of eating a witch's soul has come up..."Telling two girls that we barely met something so huge is retarded.
>>732928> Ease into it. "Its pretty funny that the subject of eating a witch's soul has come up..."
>>732928> write in> oh snap we were supposed to go work out! Gotta run we'll talk later!Heart felt sharing later, getting SWOLE now!
>>732928>Be blunt; get it out of the way. "I have a witch in my family. I don't know how it might affect things. What about you guys?"
>>732928> Serious. "So... I just found out when I arrived that I might have a witch in my family.I myself am not a witch so if ither of you try to eat me it will be a serious strain on our relationship.>>732938Whats more retarded is dropping a bombshell on our partners after we have known each other for a long time, gotta have trust in this kinda thing right?
>>732928>> Snarky. "I'm a Witch. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble, and all that."
>>732975We can do that after we've spent more time with them but before we start experimenting with witch shit.
So we're just blowing off grayson?
>>733001What do you mean? While other anons want to spill the beans to their waifu, we must gain Grayson's trust.
>>733001this will only take a minute, and if things start going down the shitter>"Oh look at the time i got weights to lift"
>>733001>Telling our Armstrong this infoWe must first get HUEG with him to build trust then we can drop it on him. He needs the extra mass to carry this truth.
>>732928>> Serious. "So... I just found out when I arrived that I might have a witch in my family.
You take a deep breath. "Its pretty funny that the subject of eating a witch's soul has come up..."You pause. Kia looks concerned, but Shinobu seems curious."Let's keep going? "I... just found something out when I got here. Apparently my soul is... different than usual. It has the signs of being affected by a witch, but Mr. Satoru said it seemed natural, not like I was experimented on..."Shinobu suddenly connects the dots. "You're a WITCH?""SHHHHH NOT SO LOUD!" You whisper-yell. "And no, only women can be witches, right? I'm just... descended from one, at some point. I guess I could probably draw on that power, if I tried, but I don't think I've ever consciously done it."Kia walks up to you and yanks your face close to her own. She's staring you directly in the eyes. "Uhhh Kia?""Be quiet for a moment." She's really, really close to your face. You're not sure whether to blush or shake in fear.Finally, after what feels like an eternity, she closes her eyes, sighs, and steps back. "Okay, I believe you.""Just like that? You aren't going to get weird about-""Look, you've been great to us so far. If you WERE a witch, you'd have the means to hide it, and telling us would not be a very good idea in any situation, right Shinobu?" The shy girl nods, then adds, "And you're probably telling us because you're worried that we'll find out anyways, right?""Well, yeah. We gotta have trust, right? Springing a new power on you in the middle of a dangerous situation just doesn't seem wise.""Also," you add, looking down and to the side a little. "I'm already sick of keeping it to myself. After the rumors started yesterday, I worry that someone will find out and I'll be run out of the school. I like it here... and not just for the free food."You look back at the two girls. "I only get one chance at this, so I might as well do it right..There's a pause, then Shinobu speaks."You think we can use your witch powers safely?"You shrug. "No idea."Kia speaks up. "We'll have plenty of time to figure this out. And also, you won't be run out of the school. Lord Death must already know, and if the other students give you trouble, just turn them into frogs or something!" She smiles again. You're glad to see it. You were worried that this would somehow drive her away...Since when did you actually WANT her around?"Thanks, girls. I appreciate your acceptance of this. I'll play around with it when I have time before we try incorporating it into our practice together, okay?"Kia gives you a small hug, and grins up at you. "Deal. for now, aren't you supposed to meet Grayson to get massive gains or something?">"Yeah, I should go.">"Nah, I just didn't want him butting in on our lunch">"I was thinking I'd take a nap.">Write-in?
>>733038>"Yeah, I should go."
>>733038>Write-in>Come my friends, we must all get HUGE together. Plus it might help if we start making connections with other people.
>>733038>"Yeah, I should go.""You think we can use your witch powers safely?"My heart, it is pierced!
>>733038>"Yeah, I should go.">>733046No, this is brodown time
Also, with the advent of Real Life, I have to cut off earlier than I wanted.I can still respond, just... I'm preoccupied and can't write as much as I'd need to and as focused as I'd need to.I appreciate all of you coming!
>>733070Thanks OP, this is great and you are great.
>>733070>"Yeah, I should goBrotown it is Love how you mentioned my home land in that aussy aussy aussy oi oi oi
>>733252When is kia going to make a hugy for us to shair?Ilander bbq( fire pit under ground cooked for a few hours then dug up and eaten)
>>733268you fucking what?
>>733305>>733374Well looks like i didnt type that right Its a islander type of bbq but its a fire pite/ hot coals that you make by diging a hole then you wrap up the food you want in it then put in the whole you made then cover it for a few hours then dig it back up.Its very good
>>733459The problem is more your atrocious spelling.
I apologize again, I wanted at least two more hours today, but a friend was on suicide watch. He's fine now, just a bad breakup. After I got done slapping his shit together I was exhausted and passed out.Next session will be before 5:00 PM Mountain Time on Sunday (I work mornings then).Now I see why Twitters are useful. Still hate it though.Have an Asuka concept.
>>735674No one likes hammers but you still need something to bash nails in with.
>>735674Then why not a discord?
Rare picture of Grayson in the wild
>>736529nah Grayson is a huge muscle dude so pic related is correct.
>>738512Jesus Christ I keked too much at this
so are we playing tonight or no?
>>744227Smart money says nah
rip thread you were one of the good ones
We are playing!A combination of a fucked up coworker and a job I can't just leave at the end of my shift without relief has delayed me.Aquiring food, then we start! Expect about an I'll run tomorrow morning to make up for this as well!
>>744548hooray you're not dead!
>>744548Expect about a what?
>>744548I'd recommend figuring out a weekly schedule for the quest if you plan on running this for a longer amount of time. It helps both by not burning you out and allowing you to plan. Also makes it easier to have a consistent player base when you start at the same time of the week.
>>744583Yes! I want to run at least on Thursday night after I get off of work, then again the morning after (no work), but I'm getting my life squared away (I was literally homeless a month and a half ago, and now I'm Gainfully Employed and have a bit of extra money to be comfy with). Writing
>>744894Damn man, good on you
Radical dadical. Waiting in the wings
"Yeah, I should go. Grayson doesn't look like the kind of person who deals with being stood up well. Or... deals with anything well."Kia pats your arm. "We'll see you later, okay!" She and Shinobu head off to do... something or another.You make your way back to the gym. This building might be like a maze, but there are maps in common areas for you to navigate by. You enter the room to see Grayson on a treadmill... running at what seems to be full speed."Uh, dude? You're supposed to do distance running on those...""I AM distance running!" he gasps out in between breaths.Suddenly, his foot falls just a bit too slow, and he rockets off, spinning across the floor as the treadmill punishes the boy for his hubris. You shake your head and sigh.Grayson seems unfazed, despite the fact that he is upside down and his head seems to be bleeding slightly. "That was invigorating! Now, what do you want to work on, Noodle Arms?"You don't like that nickname.>Strength>Speed>Stamina>Soul Wavelength (You are still tired on this front, from earlier)>Write in anything specific to talk about, will have small talk and get to know him otherwise.
>>744964>StaminaStamina and speed is what I think we should focus on.
>speed>staminaIn that orderCasually suggest a little friendly sparring later, ask if he has an eye on any of the weapons
>>744964>>SpeedAsk about why he's a meister
>>744964>Stamina>Ask what he thinks of Asuka
"I think you had the right idea before, but maybe not at literal breakneck speeds." You glance over at the Out of Order sign on the third treadmill. You think you might know who broke it..."All right! Let's do a short five kilometers to start!" He jumps back on the treadmill and starts it running again. Fast, but not INSANE like before. You punch up a speed slightly faster than yesterday."So Tony! How did you pull off that flashy fight yesterday? I gotta know!"You shrug. "Hell if I know. I just did it. Kia was as surprised as we were."You look at him. Damn, that guy is in shape. You don't doubt that one-on-one, he could wreck most people here. "So what compelled you to become a Meister, anyways?"Grayson grins. "I fought a witch and lived. Nearly killed her."You freeze, stumbling off the treadmill. Grayson laughs. "Yeah, a lot of people react that way. She had me cornered after I got out of practice, and I tried to punch her. It didn't work. She kept blocking with this barrier spell and slashing with these bony claws. I was bleeding badly... but suddenly, I felt something CLICK in me, and I punched right through that barrier and tried to grab her neck. She got away, and I collapsed in a pool of my own blood... until a Meister found me and brought me here for treatment. I decided to stay after they said I had awakened my Soul and had potential. Been training super hard ever since so I can throttle that bitch if I ever see her again."You decide that this person doesn't need to know about your witch heritage for a long time. He might get the wrong idea. "So, you talk with... well, you talk AT Asuka a lot. Trying to be her partner?""Dude, you know it. She's a katana, we had good chemistry yesterday, and she's SMOKING HOT. What more could you ask for?""Well, you're.. straightforward, aren't you?" "Yup! Never wanted to be anything else!" He smiles widely.>"Maybe you should look for a more... friendly partner?">"Asuka is pretty hot." Fistbump.>"If you wanna get Asuka as a partner, you'll probably need to get past her icy exterior...">Write-in?
Rolled 7 (1d20)>Think you have a shot with her? She seems kind of aloof>roll to up the speed and break barriers and shit
>>745086>"If you wanna get Asuka as a partner, you'll probably need to get past her icy exterior..."
>>745111Good thing this quest uses d100s, anon.
>>745086>"Asuka is pretty hot." Fistbump.GLUTES FOR THE SLOOTS
>>745086>"Asuka is pretty hot." Fistbump.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>745128...
>>745174What can I say? Seven's my lucky number.
>>745086>Asuka is pretty hot.
"Asuka is pretty hot." You hold out a fist, which Grayson readily bumps. After a moment, you continue, "Still, you think you have a shot with her? She seems kinda... aloof.""Dude, no REAL woman can resist my charms! I'm awesome!" He poses his arms dramatically while he jogs. "She'll be all over these muscles in no time!"You highly doubt that. "I dunno man, I think it'll take a drill instead of a jackhammer to break that glacier.""I should probably take that advice. The whole school is whispering about how you have two girls following you around! How'd you manage that, anyways?">"Starting a harem. Not gonna waste any time.">"They just kinda latched on and won't let go.">"No idea, but I'm not complaining.">Write-in?
>>745221>Just my winning personality and dashing good looks.
>>745221>I guess that what happens when you introduce yourself via flashy moves
>>745221>>Write-in?My charming good looks, my clever quip and the fact I just attempted to wield the both of them at the same time.
>>745221>"They just kinda latched on and won't let go."
>>745221>No idea, but I'm not complaining."
>>745221>>"No idea, but I'm not complaining.">Might have to do with the instant sync I had with Kia, and Shinobu's sparring partner being a jerk though.
>>745221You mentioned we had Souls personality. I disagree since it appears we're the cool guy Soul wished he was.
>>745221>They just kind of latched on>no idea why, but I'm not complaining. They're both pretty great
>>745221>>They just kind of latched on>>no idea why, but I'm not complaining. They're both pretty great
>>745221No idea but im not complaining
>>745232>>745241A mix of these
"No idea, but I'm not complaining. Honestly, Kia and me instantly synching up and Shinobu having a complete dick as her first partner probably helped?" You shrug. "Man, I'm just glad I'm not picking up cans out of the garbage anymore.""You were what?" Grayson sounds a little shocked. "But you're... so well-adjusted! I think?!""Gotta learn to deal with shit fast when you live like I have. Not conducive to building muscles, though..." You stop running. Your legs have had enough, and they were still a little sore from yesterday's running. You're probably going to put on muscle like crazy now that you're eating right. "I think I've had enough for now.""All right, I'll go easy on you for today. Hey, if you happen to talk to Asuka...""I'll put in a good word, man. Also, maybe we can spar tomorrow? I'd like to start learning how to actually fight someone who isn't trying to hide behind a wall of metal.""You're on, man!"Dinner passes quickly, with both girls making small talk with you about the test, the attempt at dual-wielding, and what you thought of Grayson. You tell them a little about his thing for Asuka, and they giggle. Girls.After dinner, you're exhausted, so you make your way back to your room.Sleep comes quickly for you that night. You wake up to the same alarm, get ready quickly, and head to breakfast. You meet up with Kia and Shinobu, then head to class.>Continued
In the classroom is Mr. Satoru, sitting in a comfy-looking office chair and... smoking a cigarette? Well, I guess the professors make their own rules here, to a degree.You sit down, Shinobu sliding into your left, and Kia sitting to your right. There's not too many other kids left. That test must have weeded them out... though Grayson is here, and he got dead last. Odd.Once the other students arrive, you take stock: Asuka, Grayson, Steven, Tiffany, Robert, and your little trio are all that seem to be left. Shouldn't a class be bigger than this?"All right, listen up. We obviously don't have a full class of EAT students here. We have more being processed, like you just were, for the next week. In the meantime, I'm here to welcome you to the program and advise you on your growth. I have these for you."He flings a card into each of your chests at a high speed, with pinpoint accuracy. After you finish flinching, you look at it. You see a small drawing of you with a slight frown, and several stats:STR: ++SPD: ++++STM: +++-SOUL: +WAVE: ++-What is this? Are you in an RPG?"This represents your capabilities, as far as I can discern them. I'm not going to update these for you all the time, so plan your time accordingly. There's a gym, you can come to me for specialized training, and you can spar or get in some practice in the training halls."He takes a long drag on the cigarette, finishing it."Kia Alani, Tony Starbrine, come see me immediately after class, by the way."Everyone looks at you two. Ah, crap."In any case, you'll be training to fight and kill other living beings. Treat this responsibility with the respect that deserves."He smiles faintly. "That being said, welcome to the EAT program. You're all capable of saving the world. Don't forget that either."He walks out of the room, dragging his chair behind him.Huh. Weren't you supposed to meet him after class?>Check Kia and Shinobu's cards>Chase him down>Talk with someone (Specify who)>write-in?
>>745452>Chase him down
>>745452>Chase him down with Kia and Shinobu
>>745452>>Chase him down
>>745266Well, yeah. Soul wanted to be cool, you don't give a damn, apparently, which makes sense. Being cool doesn't feed you.
>chase him down
>>745452>Chase him down with Kia and Shinobu>Ask what their cards were like on the way.
>>745452>Chase him downbring Shinobu along with us, since shes in or team to
"Let's catch up to him!" you yell to your friends. You dash out the door, attempting to catch Mr. Satoru. You manage to grab his chair before he turns the corner."Hm? Oh! Right! You paid attention, it seems..." Mr. Satoru scratches his cheek with a finger. "And you don't know where my office is. He glances over your shoulder at the two girls. "I assume it is okay to speak about your... private matters... with them present?"You nod. Good thing you came clean."Very well then. Follow me!" He turns, dragging his chair along."Excuse me!" Kia calls out. "Are we in trouble?""No, you aren't. You're getting a special assignment."------------------------I have to stop here tonight, but I will continue tomorrow morning! Thank you all for being patient with me!
>>745542Thank you for running for a bit.
>>745542Thank ya for runnin
>>745542Alright time to be experimented on!
>>745580Pfft this isn't Stein.He's no less dangerous though. Just has different issues.
Discord might be better for you than a Twitter, as >>736326 said. I see alot of QM's utilizing it.
>>746913>Cue music elevator music
You follow Mr. Satoru into a new wing of the school, that still manages to look like most of the others. They should really put some landmarks or paintings or something up on the gray walls so people don't get lost...Mr. Satoru comes across a door different from the others. It's blue, instead of the uniform grey of the other doors, and it has a stylized owl on it."Here we are, my home away from home!" Mr. Satoru pushes the door open, revealing a cosy little office with a dark wooden desk, plush blue carpet, and a massive bookshelf lining the back wall, crammed with books. The desk is a mess of papers, books, and cigarette butts, but you don't smell any smoke. Odd. Mr. Satoru pulls his chair behind the desk and sits."Well, now, I'm glad to see you've made some friends! I gotta say, you struck me as a loner when you first got here." He grins.Kia speaks up again. "Uh, sir? I'd like to know what we're doing here!" "I'm getting to that, Miss Alani. First... I'll just confirm: Tony has shared something personal with you two?" He pulls a cigarette out of his pocket and brings it to his mouth, but doesn't go to light it yet.Shinobu peers out from behind you. "Y-yeah, he told us he was descended from a witch...""Good. I'm glad you got that out of the way. Trust is important for a Meister and his weapon." He tries to take a pull on his cigarette, then frowns at it when he realizes it isn't lit. He starts to search his pockets for a lighter."In any case, I've been given an order from Lord Death himself. You're to shadow an existing Meister and Weapon on a mission. I have a couple to choose from here..." He finds the lighter and ignites the end of his cig, then looks down at his desk. "I'll find it in a moment, but there's three that would be safe enough for novices to tag along.""So, who are you gonna bring with you, Mr. Starbrine?"You pause. "Can I bring both? I kinda thought..."Mr. Satoru looks amused. "I like your ambition, there, but the more of you there are, the harder it will be for the pair you're assigned to to protect you." Mr. Satoru puffs a smoke ring into the air. "You can take one partner. Don't worry, you'll be able to bring both on real missions, provided you can prove yourself with them. So... who is it gonna be?">Kia>Shinobu>Someone else? (Write-in?)>Convince Mr. Satoru to let you bring both? (Write-in why, but this could be dangerous, and you can tell he isn't exaggerating)
>>746957>convince >we won't need the protection, I've got 100% trust in my weapons as they have in their meister.
>>746957>KiaPretty much no question there. That immediate sync is just too great to ignore.
>>746957> BothLook Mr. Satoru, this way I can react however I need to. I if I need to defend I have Shinobu, if I need to attack I have Kia. We work best as a trio, like a tripod we all support each other.
>>746957>KiaWe don't want to take a risk on such a mission.
>>746957>Kiadon't want to risk shinobu when we're not completely proficient with her yet... say. could we bring a body camera +mic or something so shinobu can watch?
>>746957>Flip a coinThis way we're not playing favorites between the girls, since I think we should listen when the teacher says it's dangerous.
>>746957>BothWhat could go wrong, i mean really?
>>746995dying is kinda bad.
> Kia> "Shinobu, can you look into dual weapon masters in the meanwhile?"If she can learn how it's done best and pass that onto us, then next time we might do better and be able to bring both of them along. We can't trust Kia to do this, she doesn't know how to read.
>KiaWe already have something good going on. It doesn't really make sense to endanger shinobu just because we want her along with us.
>>746957>>KiaThere's no need to rush into this, and if something goes wrong Kia is much less likely to flip her shit than Shinobu
"If it's dangerous, I'll take Kia with me. I need to train more with Shinobu before I'd feel like we'd be effective in a life-or-death situation..." You can feel Shinobu's hands tighten on your shirt. You turn your head to look at her. "Look, I wish we could all go, but... if we have to run, or fight, I don't want to risk you getting hurt-"Shinobu's head snaps up and she looks you in the eyes. "I don't want either of you getting hurt either! If...if you don't come back, I'll..." She doesn't finish the sentence.You're about to comfort her more when Mr. Satoru speaks up. "Shinobu, it will be fine. Tony is quick on his feet and has a sharp mind. If everything goes to hell, he can grab Kia and run away. Also..." He pauses. "I could see if Lord Death is willing to have company, He has a mirror we could watch through."Shinobu nods. "Yes, please.""So it's settled then! I have the utmost faith that you'll be fine. Now... we have two choices on where and who you'll be shadowing:"He finally finds a paper on his desk. "There's Daisuke and Akemi. They're three-star students, nearly graduated. Not Death Scythe material, but they have a track record of being very thorough in their work. They've been sent to London to hunt down a serial killer who is becoming a Kishin Egg.""The other option is with Train and Gregor. They're... eccentric, but they have a safer job: Just have to meet with a contact and return with information from them. Simple. Job is in Chicago.">Go with Daisuke and Akemi. They sound reliable.>Go with Train and Gregor. The job sounds safer.Gotta run to the store, will be right back
>>747032>Go with Train and Gregor. The job sounds safer.
>>747032>Go with Daisuke and Akemi. They sound reliable.Let's get some real taste of combat, we're gonna need to stomach it sooner or later. Could learn some good tricks from them tooAlso>not death scythe materialThat's a pretty harsh thing to just throw out in front of younger students, Satoru seems kinda whack
>>747032Damn it on one hand I want to go hunt Jack the Ripper but safety is more in character>Go with Train and Gregor. The job sounds safer.
>>747032>Go with Daisuke and Akemi. They sound reliable.
>>747032>Go with Train and Gregor. The job sounds potentially hilarious.
>Go with Daisuke and Akemi. They sound reliable.I'd rather learn under people that have worked hard and have lots to share, than people with lots of talent that go by instinct.
>>747032>>Go with Daisuke and Akemi. They sound reliable.
>>747032>>Go with Train and Gregor. The job sounds safer.
>>747032>>Go with Daisuke and Akemi. They sound reliable.Let's try not to head into combat unless we have to, though, and just learn observation and experience.
Called. One more vote for Daisuke and Akemi.
"I think I'll stick with Daisuke and Akemi. I'll have to deal with combat sooner or later, and they seem like they have their heads on straight."Mr. Satoru smiles. "As good a reason as any. Now, we have a quick way yo get you two to London. Come with me." He stands, and leads you back into the halls. You wind up at the main entrance of the Academy. Mr. Satoru points down into the mass of buildings. "There's an airfield at the West end of the city. Tell the gate guards where you're headed for, they'll be expecting you and get you on a flight."You recall the trip here. It was quiet, lonely, and over far faster than should be reasonable, though you'd never flown before. "Where is it?" Kia raises her hand. "I know the way! I'll take it from here, Mr. Satoru!"You walk down the steps, Kia holding your arm as you go. You glance back, and see Shinobu waving slightly, before turning and following Mr. Satoru back into the school."I wish we could have brought her too, Tony." Kia sighs. "Buuuuut this means we get some quality time!"Oh lord, here we go. You decide to head that line of thought off. "So you know the city pretty well, then?""Oh, of course! I live here!"What? Then why are you staying in the dorms?" You look at the small girl in mild shock. "I bet you have a way nicer place than the ones at the school!""True, but if I want to live with you, I have to follow the same rules as everyone else. >"What do you mean, live with me?">"I'm going to ignore that part about us living together">"Wow, you aren't even trying to imply anything, you're just straight-up being lewd there.">Write-in?
>>747210>"Wow, you aren't even trying to imply anything, you're just straight-up being lewd there."
>>747210Just carry on like we didn't hear that
>>747210>>"Wow, you aren't even trying to imply anything, you're just straight-up being lewd there."kek the kia-tony dynamic is far and away the most entertaining, its almost not fair
>>747210>>"Wow, you aren't even trying to imply anything, you're just straight-up being lewd there."
>>747210>"Wow, you aren't even trying to imply anything, you're just straight-up being lewd there."I mean that wasn't even a 1.5 entendre
"Wow, you aren't even trying to imply anything, you're just straight-up being lewd there."Kia giggles. "Hey, you're the one who jumped to the gutter. As EAT students, we earn enough money and have the privilege of renting a condo to live in outside the school. Partners tend to live together, to strengthen their bonds and to have each other at the ready in case they are needed."You think about this for a moment. "Wait, that means, if I want to have you and Shinobu as partners..."Kia hugs your arm and locks eyes with you. "Living with two pretty girls is every teenage boy's dream, isn't it?" She giggles.God damn this girl. >"I think it might be best if we don't co-habitate">"It's too difficult to ignore how useful it is to live together. Let people talk.">"I should warn you, I sleep in the nude.">Write-in?
>>747237>"I should warn you, I sleep in the nude."
>>747237>>"I should warn you, I sleep in the nude."really enjoying this
>>747237>>"It's too difficult to ignore how useful it is to live together. Let people talk.">>"I should warn you, I sleep in the nude."
>>747237>"It's too difficult to ignore how useful it is to live together. Let people talk.">"I should warn you, I sleep in the nude."Sharing the rent? Sign me up!
>>747237>"I think it might be best if we don't co-habitate"Why jump in bed with her?
>>747237>"I should warn you, I sleep in the nude."We must out lewd her so as to claim victory!
>>747237>>>"It's too difficult to ignore how useful it is to live together. Let people talk."
>>747237>"It's too difficult to ignore how useful it is to live together. Let people talk."
>>747237>i should warn you i sleep in the nude
"It's too difficult to ignore how useful it is to live together. Let people talk." You return her stare twofold and add. "I should warn you, I sleep in the nude."Kia's face turns bright red, and she looks away, though her grip on your arm remains. "It's not like we'll be sharing a bed, Tony."You aren't letting up. See how SHE likes it. "Why not? It'll bring us closer together and make us more effective as a group, right? We should just abolish clothing in general in our apartment!"You can see the steam coming out of her ears. Good. Let her feel awkward for once.You look around the city as you walk. They sure seem to be fond of skulls and scythes around here... and everything has the words "death", "murder", or "kill" in them. One notable example is Deathbucks coffee. You wonder if Death City ever has to deal with copyright infringement suits.Kia finally seems to have cooled down a bit. "The airport is close, but there's a shortcut down this alley." She points to a dark, dingy corridor between Death City Books and Fashion to Die For. These business names, man. >Take the alley, let's get there faster.>Take the scenic route. You don't really get out much.>The plane can wait, go look around in the shops nearby>Write-in?
>>747277>take the alleyway>We're batman
>>747277>>Take the alley, let's get there faster.Certainly nothing could possibly happen going into a dark alley
>>747277>Take the scenic route. You don't really get out much.
>>747284Nothing at all. Certainly not Kia's hormones taking over and aggressively holding your hand
>>747290>high impact adorable cutenesshow lewd
>>747277>Take the alley, let's get there faster.Even if they're not the alleys he used to walk I'm pretty sure Tony feels more comfortable in small alleys with plenty of shadows and hiding places.
>>747290MY GOD MAN, that is far too lewd how dare you, and on a blue board no doubt you should feel ashamed
>>747277>Take the scenic route. You don't really get out much
>>747309your namefag is showing.
"Yeah, let's take the alley then. I'm pretty comfortable in dark cramped spaces anyways." You lead Kia into the shadows of the alley.You can tell Kia wants to say something by the way she's fiddling with your sleeve. "Hey, Tony?""Yeah?""You're... you're not..." She sighs. "Never mind. I'm just nervous about our first mission, I guess.">"No, you started to talk, now you have to finish. It's like... a rule, or something.">"I'm nervous, too. Even if it's supposed to be safe, this is the first time we'll be out there.">"Nothing to be nervous about. This isn't even technically our mission, right?">Write-in?Also, don't worry about things like ROUTE LOCK for now. It's been three days, and they know it. I'm not gonna spring something like that on you. That said, I know Kia is getting a lot of screen time, and that will change after this mission... for one reason or another
>>747325>"No, you started to talk, now you have to finish. It's like... a rule, or something.>inb4 QM kills our nat 100 weapon cause he can't handle our soul resonance
>>747325>nu ub you started you finish that though missey
>>747325>"No, you started to talk, now you have to finish. It's like... a rule, or something."
>>747325>Write-in?Now you go nervous on me Kia?
>>747327C'mon, even the darkest parts of the source material don't go THAT far.Now, permanent scarring and trauma? Sure!Soul Eater has a lot of fucked-up moments.
>>747325>"No, you started to talk, now you have to finish. It's like... a rule, or something."This riles up the Kia>>747325>QM actually paying attention to structure and making people like normal human beingsreading this quest makes me long for what wolfgang quest could have been
"No, you started to talk, now you have to finish. It's like... a rule, or something." You shake the island girl a little. "Tell me or I'm revoking arm-clinging rights."Kia pouts, and some of the red returns to her face. "Fiiiiiine." She looks down. "You're not put off by how I act, right? I know a lot of people get irritated by it, but... I don't know how else to interact. If I don't get in people's faces, they tend to drift away. Either my family's position is intimidating, or they think I'm a kid..." She pokes at her chest. "I still look like this at 15. Even if they don't say it outright, people treat me like an annoying brat instead of a person." She looks back up at you. "If I ever take things too far, please just tell me instead of drifting away? You're probably the nicest person my age I've met in years.">"You come on a little... strong, yeah.">"I don't want us to drift apart any more than you do.">"Hey I've seen people make less than you have work for them.">"If someone can't see past your lack of puberty, that's their loss. I'm sure you'll grow... eventually, right?">Write-in?
>>747365>"Hey I've seen people make less than you have work for them.">Kia is getting a lot of screen time, and that will change after this missionFucking finally
>>747365>"If someone can't see past your lack of puberty, that's their loss. I'm sure you'll grow... eventually, right?"
>>747365>"Hey I've seen people make less than you have work for them."Quite literally in some situations.
>>747365>"If someone can't see past your lack of puberty, that's their loss. I'm sure you'll grow... eventually, right?">"I don't want us to drift apart any more than you do."
>>747365>"Hey I've seen people make less than you have work for them."
>>747365Well, I mean, okay you're pretty well flat as a board, but I think you're a pretty fun, and genuinely decent person. Which is weird, but not unwelcome.Plus you know, them legs. Dat ass and so on.
>>747365>"I don't want us to drift apart any more than you do."
>>747365>"You come on a little... strong, yeah."
"Hey I've seen people make less than you have work for them." You remember the various people you'd meet on the streets. One girl in particular didn't get enough to eat during her teens, and looked much the same as Kia does... and she managed to do her... work... just fine. You shake the thought out of your head. "Besides, I'm sure you'll grow eventually, right?"You can see the end of the alley coming up, You hear what sounds like a propeller spinning up in the distance, as well as the faint whines of jet engines.Kia is silent as you step into the sun again. You make your way through the glass doors of the airport lobby. It's a small-ish place, with a single counter, and two bored-looking guards sitting on stools. You approach them."Hey, I'm Tony Starbrine, and this is Kia Alani. We were told to let you know we're ready to go." The guard pulls a piece of paper out of his pocket, checks it, and nods. "All right, go on through. Go to the red and white one, your pilot will be there."You thank them and head outside onto the airfield. The plane you're looking for is pretty obvious, and the pilot is... well, you remember seeing cartoons when you were very young, and there was a stereotype of a female opera singer, with thick braids and a horned helmet. This woman looks the same, with a round torso and braided hair... just missing the helmet, really. This is your pilot?"Ah, THERE you are!" The large woman waves. "We're all set to go here! All aboard for London! Just get in, put on a headset, and relax! Take a nap if you can, you'll be working into the night!"She's cheerful, at least. You and Kia, unable to hear much this close to the engine, climb aboard, with you helping the tiny girl into the plane first.The cabin is small, but not cramped. You could probably fit five or six people in here before you filled it entirely, but it wouldn't be comfortable. You hope they have bigger planes for that kind of deployment. You put on the headset.Your pilot speaks to you through the headset as you get comfortable. "Okay, that headset has three frequencies preset. You can talk privately on preset 2, talk to everyone on preset 1, and just talk to me on Preset 3. Good? Good!"The takeoff is quick, and you find yourself in the air.Kia looks happy, but you can still sense a little nervousness from her. >Distract Kia by talking about getting a condo.>Chat with your pilot, get to know them>Try to sleep>Write-in?
>>747446>>Distract Kia by talking about getting a condo.
>>747446>Distract Kia by talking about getting a condo.
>>747446>Chat with your pilot, get to know themSo how does one become a flying viking anyways?
>Chat with your pilot, get to know them (preset 1)A name is a pretty basic question.Work with the DWMA often?Places she's been, where she has family and what they're like.We could offer to show her around the city that we grew up in, show her all of the sights.Plenty of topics to keep people distracted.
>>747446>Distract Kia>Talk with the pilot too
>>747468We could ask for a flying demonstration on P3 to try to keep Kia distracted from the mission, later. I'm liking this more and more.
You distract Kia for a while about getting a condo. She already has several places picked out, with ideas on how to decorate and knowledge of things to do in the surrounding area. Apparently, she already talked with Shinobu about this as well. Good to know.You find yourself coming down far more quickly than you feel possible. You'll have to ask about that later.You land in London at a small airfield, staffed by a couple people wearing a small skull on their clothes. You briefly wonder how far the DWMA's influence reaches, but are quickly brought back to the task at hand by two figures wearing what seem to be... biker clothing. One is a slender man, with a leather jacket, spiked boots, and a bright green pompadour, while the woman has a matching (but much more form-fitting) jacket, a bright green tube top underneath, and leather pants with chains hanging from them at various points.These must be the pair you're supposed to shadow. Oh boy."What's good, kiddo? Ready to get violent out here?" The man you assume is Daisuke holds a fist out to you.>Bump it. "Hell yeah, been looking forward to this!">Bump it. "Nah, you guys take care of that. We're here to observe.">Eye the pair suspiciously. "This is the reliable pair we were told about?">Write-in?
>>747496>Bump it. "Hell yeah, been looking forward to this!"
>>747496>Bump it. "Hell yeah, been looking forward to this!
>>747496>Bump it. "Nah, you guys take care of that. We're here to observe."I'm 100% for not getting in danger.
>>747496>Bump it.We're willing to help where we can. Dunno, first class was yesterday.But hey, first time for everything right? The
>>747496I was beyond ready for viking opera pilot to become a proper side character, oh well.>Bump it. "Nah, you guys take care of that. We're here to observe."> "We'll jump in if it looks like you're in it, though."
>>747496>Bump it. "Nah, you guys take care of that. We're here to observe."Though if it looks bad we can help out
You bump his fist. You know better than to assume anything about their capabilities by how they look. "Hell yeah, been looking forward to this!"The woman steps forward and leans down to look Kia directly. "Awww, she's so little! Bet that means you're like a chainsaw or something equally badass?"Kia puts her hands on her hips and puffs out her chest. "I'm a spear! And I can light ON FIRE!"Akemi laughs. "Awesome! We're gonna get along just fine!"Daisuke puts his arm around your shoulders. "All right kiddo, I like the enthusiasm, but we're gonna take this nice and easy. We didn't collect 50 souls without learning to be careful, after all."You nod. "I was thinking the same. We're supposed to observe, not fight."Daisuke chuckles. "Yeah, but if the Kishin Egg comes for you, I want you to do what it takes to stay alive, even if that means fighting." You walk with the pair to a local cafe. Kia orders some coffee for the both of you, while Daisuke and Akemi each have a beer. You raise an eyebrow at this. Akemi notices."Kid, chill out. It's one beer. Not like we're going into battle drunk. Besides, the sun is barely setting. We have time to kill." She takes a long drink, then continues. "So, you two dating, or what?">"Nope. Nuh-uh. Not a thing.">"Just partners, for now.">Completely deadpan: "Totally. We're all over each other." >Let Kia answer.>Write-in?(Gotta do a thing again, will be right back, I hope)
>>747548>>Completely deadpan: "Totally. We're all over each other."Trolling kia is truly our greatest calling
>>747548>Let Kia answer.>Obverse their reactions.
>>747548>Completely deadpan: "Totally. We're all over each other."You wouldn't believe what we did on the trip over.
>>747548>Completely deadpan: "Soulmates."
>>747548>>Completely deadpan: "Totally. We're all over each other."
>>747548>Let Kia answer.Slow head turn to Kia, then stare. Give a smile like pic related except a little more smug
>>747548>>747580fuuuck that's a good answer, changing >>747558to >>747580
>>747580I can get on thatchange >>747568
>>747548>>Let Kia answer.We should just look smug
>>747580You mean this look?I'm back, writing.
>>747765THATS THE ONE
You lean your head on your hand, and say, completely deadpan, "Totally. We're all over each other. Soulmates, in fact." You look over at Kia with a smug expression.She's red already. You're starting to see why Kia does this so often. It's fun to bully people like this. She tries to respond, "Well, we just work well together, and we Resonated right away, and he's really nice-"Daisuke slams his hands on the table. "Wait, you can perform Soul Resonance?" His partner looks similarly shocked, her mouth agape.You look between the two. "Is it really that big a deal? It just kinda happened...""Of COURSE it's a big deal!" Daisuke points into the air." Soul Resonance is the culmination of your feelings for your partner!" He leans forward suddenly, his face inches from your own. You two must really be in love to make that happen!">Continue the joke. "Madly. We already have names picked out for the kids.">"For real though, we just met. It was a fluke.">"I take it you two are involved then?">Write-in?
>>747808>>Continue the joke. "Madly. We already have names picked out for the kids.">>"I take it you two are involved then?"Bully, bully bully
>>747808>>Continue the joke. "Madly. We already have names picked out for the kids."beat panel>"For real though, we just met. It was a fluke.">"I take it you two are involved then?"
>>747808>>Continue the joke. "Madly. We already have names picked out for the kids.">>"I take it you two are involved then?"
>Continue the joke. "Madly. We already have names picked out for the kids."Yeah i think im going to start calling her some pet name like " honey bunny "or whatever would make it better
>>747808>"For real though, we just met. It was a fluke.">"I take it you two are involved then?"
>>747808We're definitely a good match
You lean back and caaaaaasually put your arm around Kia's shoulders. You can feel the heat coming off of her. "Madly. We already have names picked out for the kids."You, Akemi, and Daisuke all share a moment of understanding, then laugh. Kia looks around, seemingly lost. Akemi recovers first. "Okay, okay, let's stop torturing the poor girl." Daisuke nods. "I know you two only just met. Still, I meant what I said about Resonance. You two must be very compatible to make that happen. Whatever your relationship is or will be, that much is certain."Huh. The guy is actually pretty wise. You decide to ask about them. "I take it you two are involved then? Or is the biker thing a team uniform?"Akemi grins. "We're getting married next year, after we graduate. We've made a decent nest egg here, and Daisuke is actually really good at investing, would you believe it?"Daisuke crosses his arms and grins. "I was planning on being an accountant before I wound up at the DWMA. Akemi here pulled me out of my shell and made me into a REAL MAN!" He strikes what he believes is a dashing pose.Akemi rolls her eyes, but chuckles to herself. "Well, it's about time we get into position. You two ready?">"Yep! What's the plan?">"Actually..." Write in anything else you want to ask about.
>>747867>"Yep! What's the plan?"
Mid-session question: You guys like or dislike anything about the writing? I plan on another hour of play, just want some sort of feedback before we finish.
>>747877You're good enough that I'm doubting this is your first quest.
>>747877I'm enjoying it, Loving the interchar relationships and talking. Waiting to see how you handle 'fights' as in real ones tho
>>747877Supporting >>747882 actually, its going almost too smoothlyanyway i'm enjoying that you know when to pull the plug on social stuff and get the plot back on track. Having a proper sense to mix in both is key to keeping the quest moving while keeping characters interesting. Good work in general, keep it up
>>747867>>"Yep! What's the plan?"
>>747867>Yep! But if you have any advice you want to give us first that'd be grea
>>747877Route lock us. Waifu wars ruin quests
>>747886Trying to get there. I've written a few short stories, and my wife is a writer, but she tends towards horror. I hope that the fights remain interesting without spanning entire threads.>>747882First one, honest, though I read all of Mecha Space Pirate, Gobble's first Pokemon Quest, and half of Shinigami Savant before starting.>>747895I hoped I was balancing that well enough. We're out of the intro, finally, so combat and action should be more common, depending on player choices. Time will also move faster, as you don't need to play EVERY DAY.>>747917I like that people seem to have latched onto Kia and Shinobu. Technically, Asuka, Tiffany, and another person were all (and still are) available, but that megacrit plus the appeal of dual weapons is driving us pretty squarely towards at least one of them.
>>747932>I read all of Mecha Space Pirate, Gobble's first Pokemon Quest, and half of Shinigami Savant before starting.All solid quests, I'd recommend Snake catcher and Lamplighter quest by Ouro for creating a coherent persistent world, and character interaction. Valen quest by Riz for the same reason.
"Yep! What's the plan?" You stand and stretch."Well, we go up high, to start. Follow us." You both head into an alley behind a large apartment building."Now, transform, and let's get up there!" You see Daisuke glow, and suddenly, Akemi is holding... a crowbar? Interesting.Kia shifts into spear form, and you immediately connect your wavelengths. It feels warm. You can also tell she's still in shock from the bullying earlier.Akemi plants her feet on the ground. "All right, I'm going to show you this once. Here's how to jump. Force your wavelength into your feet, let it pour into your muscles and bones, and let it EXPLODE!" With that yell, she rockets up to the top of the building, landing lightly on top.Woah.>Roll 1d100, best of three, to learn how to jump!
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>747954JACK JUMP GOOD?
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>747954
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>747954BARREL ROLL
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>747954welp
>>747962Alright - mediocre is better than shit I guess.
>>747972Not as entertaining though
>>747977>all this super cool attitude>turns out we're pure shit and just got lucky
>>747980> as if that wouldn't make the Best protag on /qst/
>>747980We turn into Soul instead of just acting like himThen we get swole
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>747980I was playing Diablo II and using my luck on getting mad drops
>>747993Fucking late as Kia's next period dickhead.
>>747989actually we'd do a reverse Soul.We started off as the cool dude who turns out to be average instead of Soul's trying to be cool while being amazing.
>>747962You try forcing your wavelength down into your legs, but it isn't easy. You manage to get what you think is enough there... and then what? Make it explode? How? You experimentally grab a bit of Kia's warm wavelength and try to use it like a match... no good. Akemi leans down and yells "What's the holdup? Fire it down like a rocket!"You frown. You put pressure on the top of the collected energy, and...WHOOOOOSHYOU'RE LIKE FORTY FEET IN THE AIR HOW DID THIS HAPPEN AAAAAAAAAAAYou look down and see Akemi doubled over laughing. At least someone is having fun. Kia is panicking as much as you are."TOOOOONY WHAT DID YOU DO?""I DON'T KNOW I GUESS I USED TOO MUCH!""HOW ARE WE GONNA GET DOWN SAFELY?""FUCK IF I KNOOOOOOOOOW!" You finally reach the apex of your flight and begin to fall. You're about to wonder if you'll be the first in your class to die when you feel a pair of arms around your waist. With a lurch, your fall is slowed. "I gotcha, kid. Not the worst attempt I've seen."You feel her land solidly on the roof, cracking a tile. She sets you down, chuckling to herself. "Honest, you did fine. I expected to have to help you up, not down, though."She heads over to the edge of the building as she talks. "All right, time to wait for our killer. He was seen in this area a lot recently. Might be his hunting grounds. Feel like learning another neat trick?" She grins, turning to look at you.>"After that last stunt, no. Not at all.">"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!">"As long as it doesn't make us miss the killer...">Write-in?
>"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!"Man I really should have kept that one in the tank.
>>748022>"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!"
>>748022>>"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!"
Kia whatcha think?>"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!or>"After that last stunt, no. Not at all."
>>748022>"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!">We kill the killer during a fuck up of the trick they are trying to teach us.
"Bring it on, I have a reputation to uphold!" You try to put on a confident smile, even as your stomach is still flipping over after your fall."That's what I like to hear! All right now, you gotta be more careful with this one. Try to push your wavelength into your face, focusing on your eyes. Look at me, right here," she points at her belly button, "and try to see into me. Like... you're trying to use x-ray vision. Go ahead and stare until you get it, I'm not shy.You try to ignore Akemi's (admittedly nice) figure and push your power upwards...>Roll 1d100, best of three! Critfail and your eyes might explode!
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>748049
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>748045Rocket spear throwing>>748049by the power of Diablo II loot drops
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>748049EXPLOSION!
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>748049
>>748022>"As long as it doesn't make us miss the killer..."
>>748051Funnily enough I found a legendary level 60 bow in Diablo3 in a barrel.
>>748051You take extra care this time, letting your wavelength move more naturally instead of pushing it. It takes a minute, but you start to see... a shape? It looks greenish-blue, round... and... is that her Soul?"Akemi smiles. "You can see it, huh? That's good! Only about half of all people can even detect souls, much less see them. Of course, Kishin Eggs and Witches can see them much easier, and Immortals are rumored to be able to see them all the time, though I've never met one."This is kinda cool. You can't tell much beyond shape and color, but you can see them pretty clearly... and you can see several humans in the building below you, like tiny blue candles...>roll 1d100, best of three again!
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>748067
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>748067oh boy
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>748067
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>748067
>>748074You glance up at the sky. Night has fallen, and the moon above lights the area pretty nicely. Street lights line the roads. You clutch Kia tighter. "It's beautiful here, isn't it?" She asks. You can almost feel her clutching your arm."Yeah. it -"Your response is cut short by an ear-piercing shriek. Your eyes snap towards the noise. That was a cry of fear, not pain.Akemi tenses, and plants her feet again. "Follow my soul if you can't keep within sight, stay at least two meters back. It's time."You nod, and she rockets off the roof towards the source of the scream. You clumsily follow, using much less energy to hop between buildings instead of bounding across several like Akemi is. You finally reach the edge of a building overlooking a small plaza. Below is Akemi, her wavelength flaring, and... what IS that?You feel Kia stiffen. "A Kishin Egg..."The creature is bloated and cancerous, with one arm twisted into a bony blade, and the other frail and useless, almost vestigial. Its torso is distended and round, almost reminding you of a man with a ton of small balloons stuck in his shirt. Its legs are short and stumpy, but look strong. It seems to be without clothing.On the ground nearby is the body of a woman. A small blue flame floats above it, visible even without your new sensory ability. Her Soul.Akemi shouts, "Dahmer, your soul has been judged. Prepare to die!" She dashes towards the monster.END SESSIONFuck, I managed to get to the fight. Thank you all for your support and patience! I'll be around as usual for comments!
>>748120Oh yeah something you should remember as a QM. You will not be able to predict how long something is going to take no matter how trivial.
YOU HAVE GAINED:Soul Boost (half-strength)Soul VisionKia can barely think straight, with all the bullying you pulled on her. She likes it, though, even if she can't admit it.Shinobu was watching the whole time. She thinks of you as someone she can trust.Grayson thinks you're manly, and a good workout buddy, even if you have noodle arms.Mr. Satoru has big plans for you. Biiiiig plans.Lord Death is still laughing at your Soul Boost mishap.Asuka is irritated because your words have redoubled Grayson's attempts to gain her as a partner.SHE IS WATCHING YOU
>>748136>SHE IS WATCHING YOUWitch mom is watching us? Are we Crona?
>>748147I don't know if I could deal with that.
>>748147>>748156That would be interesting, wouldn't it?
>>748156huh... I don't think we're insane enough to be affected by the black blood.
>>748147>>748163Oh boy we're gonna get mind raped
>>748171Or we've gotten REALLY good at repressing it.>>748163Also fucking terrifying, Medusa despite being hot was insane and a huge bitch.
>>748181Arachne was better.That said, neither of them exist here. SOMEONE has to fill the COMPLETELY FUCKING CRAZY witch role...
>>748211>inb4 dog witch that will bring out the incest and awoo fagsThat said I get it, but dayum we're heading towards bad touch town.
>>748217Speaking of witch typesWhat sort of witch should Tony's ancestor be?Go nuts. I'll take the one with the most support OR the coolest option. Land animals and birds only.
>>748229Cheetah, Since we are working on speed, we might as well be a speedy animal
>>748229Honey badger. Power to not give a shit.
>>748229Racoon fits a thief
>>748229Either a shrike (bird known for impaling its prey on thorns), a tanuki/racoon or... ostrich/cassowary.
>>748235>>748241Keep in mind, if Tony ever casts a spell, he'll have to chant "badger badger badger". Kinda meme-y.
>>748229Bush Viper witch, venomous but colorful.
>>748229Well since she abandoned us from onset, she can't be animal that raises their young. How about a Praying mantis? Arm blades, great leapers, good camouflage as long as they stay still, care not at all about their young, and can eat the souls of those who they got to willingly mate with them for a power boost.
>>748260>We have to kill Shinobu and Kia for more powerSounds Dio-y enough.
>>748253That sounds hilarious, so badger has my vote
>>748229Snapping turtle or Honey badger
>>748253>not sprinting toward literal meme-magic at full speedBADGER BADGER BADGER
>>748265We're not a witch,our mom/grandma/great grandma IS one. Meaning we know why there are no other male family members taking care of us.
>>748274Seriously these guys are so badass.
>>748253>>748229Definitely badger or snapping turtle; had an uncle who lost 2 fingers to the latter.
Okay, gonna collate the suggestions. CheetahHoney BadgerShrikeRacoonOstrichViperMantisTurtleRemember, again, to cast, you have to chant the name of the animal either specific or general, or the sound they make (Medusa chanted "Snake Snake Cobra Cobra", Free chanted "Wolf Wolves", Eruka chanted "Ribbit ribbit") so keep it in mind. It doesn't matter much, especially if you never learn real spells, but it's an option.
>>748296>MantisI stand by mantis as any animal that raises it's young would be thematically unfitting. But since badger is an option you might as well say it won because people will vote for memes options every time.
>>748296>Turtlespecifically one from the snapping turtle family
>>748306Turtle isn't much different, as then we'll be going the Master Roshi route.I am okay with whatever.
>>748286We can have a hen witch for an ancestor, but not a rooster. Wrong gender. *ignores joke*>>748229I say tanuki. Minimize our risk of going mad, and a frontline fighter with self healing capability can be terrifying: see Wolverine.
Guess people feel strongly about this. Calling in 10 minutes.
It would have been so thematically appropriate to be a snapping turtle since we have both a shield and a spear.
>>748356This isn't about us though, it's about the witch in our family.
>>748365This is backfilling so it really is about us.
Aaaaaaand called.Looks like Tony's a Mantis. Neat.Yes, I'm aware that related witches can be different animals, but Tony is NOT a witch. He doesn't get his own animal.
Also, I archived this thread. You don't have to vote or anything, just wanted you all to know I did it already.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/732114
>>748383>>748388So you have any idea what ma, grand ma, great grandma witch looks like now?
>>748389Well, I'd imagine that she's thin and tall, but beyond that, it depends on what Tony looks like to a degree, and all I have to go on is that some people want him to look like Dio.If y'all want to figure that out, that's fine too. I'm okay with leaving him undescribed, too.
>>748296>Not a single vote for Wolfwow. I'm shocked.
>>748398Pic>>748399Oh it's just Kayaba. Leave him alone.
>>748398Sometimes we want something other than wolves kayaba.Now get back to writing harem shit faggot
>>748393I like the idea of us as DioWitch Dio as an ancestor sounds cool
>>748410Hey, you should know that I'm secretly hoping you try for it.Please don't, it won't work. Two is the limit, and even that needs to be done carefully, and yes, it's because I took two girls to prom ten years ago and know how easy it is for that to spiral out of control.>>748418>Witch Dio as an ancestor sounds coolYou should stick around. I mean it.
>>748388Doesn't the thread that you archive cut off after you archive it? Is there any way to refresh the archived thread?
>>748427It does it automatically like every hour or something
>>748424I'm reading this as get more weapons.
>>748427That's ancient. Suptg has rechecked the archived thread for years now.
>>748424>Witch Dio Ancestor>We're Dio>Took 2 girls to promwhat an absolute madman
>>748428Ok cool, I wasn't sure. >Ready for mantis stand
>>748383Fuck i wanted a jackalope
>>748438No, for real, it was miserable. Don't do it. Ever.
>>748449>Taking two women at once ANYWHERE w/o backupWife meeting mom was too much; can't even imagine that shit
>>748120Next session when?
>>748424>You should stick aroundAs long as you don't go all Somulis or something I intend to
>>748504Somnius not Somulis
>>748483Next week, Sunday night and Monday morning!>>748504>>748519What did he do?
>>748532He likes to fuck over players so he can more or less jack off about itHe once said he doesn't punish players for failure, he does it because it makes him happy when the players are upsetThough that was like a year or two ago so I don't know how he is now
>>748552He's still a gigantic faggot, but he runs almost every day so a few people still follow him.
>>748552I saw him posting in Mecha Space Pirate Quest. People mildly disliked him there overall.As for me, this is Soul Eater. It's a shiny bright heroic story set in a world where people torture, murder, and mind-break people for fun and profit. I intend to keep it on that level, where you're generally able to deal with the effect fighting literal abominations and insane women has on you. You WILL break down eventually (unless you're lucky or smart), but you'll build yourself back up stronger. That's the feel of the original, and why I like it so much.
>>748532Aww... Well I guess it'll be worth the wait, but man do I look forward to reading this.
>>748565You prefer the anime or the manga?
>>748576the anime had such a dumbass ending holy shit.
>>748568Thanks! That's the highest praise I could hope for!Just trying to pace myself and not burn out.>>748576Manga. Especially since some of the coolest shit happens right where the anime's gecko ending begins, with Medusa launching Kilik like a big black FUCK YOU missile with her vector plates. It has it's flaws, but I was happy with it overall.
>>748565I mean he runs quests in settings like that but goes off the rails into asshole stationGlad to see you're keeping to the tone>>748576The manga is better but the anime is great until it overtakes the manga
Good to see we all have similar opinions. Manga ending was bretty gud, the anime ending was... something.
>>748612Maka punch too op pls nerf
>>748612Do not punch the embodiment of madness in the face. It will eat your fist.
>>748612Seriously they could have just let Kid connect the last line and BTFO of him instead of LOL MAKA IS BOTH A MEISTER AND A WEAPON ALSO SHE'S STRONGER THAN DEATH
>>748646Not gonna lie, my original vision for the MC was a girl who could do both, so you could experience being a weapon and Meister in the same quest, but then I remembered THAT idiocy and decided to let you guys choose everything.I like to think it's worked out for the best so far.
>>748959It's good. Waiting for someone/something to trigger Tony and he goes berserk.
>>749016Well, witches ARE very susceptible to the Madness of Destruction. And you have witch powers.Might be possible.
>>749016Nah m8 if we keep being like this we'll turn out like Soul was at the end. The grounded one that fought off pretty much the heaviest infection of madness possible.
>>759148Look at this >>748532
Reminder to everyone, gonna be running Sunday Night and Monday morning according to Mountain Standard Time. I have two 12-hour shifts (4 AM to 4 PM) to do, but I promise I'll get some updates in before I pass out Sunday, and we will finish the mission Halloween morning, hopefully more. Thanks for your patience!If I didn't have to go to sleep in about an hour, I'd have run some tonight, but... yeah. Avoiding homelessness is important.
Would somebody be so kind as to provide a link to the first thread? I can't find it in the archives.
>>762940Nevermind! Found it.