You are Tony Starbrine, Meister at the DWMA for all of a few days, and right now, you're watching someone you just met take on a Kishin Egg for the first time.ARCHIVE OF PREVIOUS THREADS:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=DWMA%20QuestI want to take a moment to apologize here. I wanted to start this thread last night, but I took a nap that was supposed to take an hour and a half... and ended up with me sleeping until about an hour ago. Two twelve-hour shifts in a row will do that, I guess. In any case, we'll get the ball rolling with our first chance to die horribly!
>>775676No need to feel bad OP, sleep's important!
You peer over the edge of the building, watching Akemi intently. You were sent here to learn how to hunt these things, so you might as well pay attention. You can feel Kia focusing as well, through your connection. Akemi lunges forward, bringing Daisuke, transformed into a crowbar, in a wide diagonal arc aiming for the misshapen creature's head. What did she call the thing? Dahmer, like the cannibal? Odd...The bloated figure brings an arm up with unnatural swiftness, catching the brunt of the strike on it's forearm, before lashing out with the other arm, knocking Akemi back. She slides across the pavement, dragging Daisuke to slow down faster. "This bastard is faster than he looks. All right, new tactic!" You can hear Akemi's voice from here. She launches herself at the monster again, but from much higher, flipping once and bringing the crowbar in a hammer blow at Dahmer's head.Of course, the monster blocks the strike, similar to before, but Akemi is ready. She hooks the clawed end of her weapon into the beast's arm, using her momentum to fly in a sharp curve into it's back, and drives her foot against it's spine. You can almost feel the impact from your perch, a sickening CRUNCH filling the air. The hooked end of the crowbar tears through muscle as the Kishin Egg is launched into a wall. You can see the spot on it's back where Akemi hit it. "See that? That's what you can do with just your own wavelength! Now, let's kick into high gear! Soul Resonance!"You can see Akemi adopt an almost ninja-like stance, putting two fingers up in front of her nose, and holding Daisuke out horizontally. Kia mutters, "I wonder if that's just for show, or if the pose helps?"Might want to ask about that at some point. Could be useful.You can see what appears to be green electricity start coursing through and around Daisuke, until he suddenly SHIFTS into a new form: He is still the same shape, but the flat end of the crowbar now has what looks like a wicked set of spikes that point inward, like... fish hooks?Akemi points this end towards Dahmer, who is turning to face her, finally. It's arm is torn to shreds in one place, and it seems to have trouble standing upright...You feel something is about to happen. There, in the corner of your vision, behind Akemi. Something is moving.>Jump down, intercept it>Chuck Kia at it, preemptive strike!>"Akemi, dodge!">Write-in actions, will process based on how decent it is and how well you roll.>Roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>775712>Jump down and intercept itWorried you died too.
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>775712>Jump down, intercept it
>>775717I can't die, I like doing this too much. Spent some time to and from work reading some... objectively less well-written quests, trying to interpret why they're not well-liked and understanding how to not screw this up.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>775712>Jump down, intercept it
>>775712>Jump down, intercept it
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>775720This, though also warn Akemi and Daisuke as we do it.
>>775720You aren't letting Akemi get ambushed like this. Before you realize it, you are sailing down onto the pavement behind Akemi, concentrating your wavelength into your feet to absorb the shock of landing. You barely feel the impact, a small part of your brain notes. Must be getting better at this boost thing already.You swing Kia as you hit the ground, almost like a baseball bat, and can feel her instinctively respond, increasing her speed and force... Your timing is nearly perfect. Kia's spearhead tears through monstrous flesh, and the force of your swing deflects the shape into the air, letting the light hit it and revealing it's form. You see what looks like some kind of goblin, greenish skin and body hair covered by a crude cloak. Its face is twisted into a grinning slasher smile, though you can see pain in its eyes. There's a deep gash in its chest, and a dark fluid is already staining it's clothing. Akemi speaks up. "Shit! There was two?" She glances back at you. "That was a good reaction. I promised I wouldn't let you fight, but there wasn't supposed to be two enemies. We'll call it a wash." She grins, then continues. "I'll finish this one off. Hold the other here, but don't underestimate it. I'll help finish it as soon as I can!" She turns back to Dahmer, who is seemingly... popping its back into place again, with sickening grinding noises.Your attention is brought back to the goblin Kishin Egg, who has landed in front of you. You can hear a quiet, high-pitched "kishishishishi" coming from it. "Tony, be careful." Kia sounds nervous. If she could move herself, she'd probably be shaking.>Soul Resonance! Full offense!>Play this defensively.>Witch Boost! Let's outspeed the bastard!>Balance things out, use Kia's range to put pressure on, stall for Akemi>Write-in?
>>775777>Balance things out, use Kia's range to put pressure on, stall for Akemi
Let's roll another time here. >1d100, best of three. Your stellar roll before gives you an advantage here, I will ignore any rolls less than 20.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>775785
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>775785
>>775785Actually, I should rephrase. I'm ignoring rolls under 20, but they still count as one of the three rolls I take. If you, in theory, rolled three rolls of 20 or less, you'd still have a negative outcome, but you would still have a better result than rolling three 20s.
Rolled 5, 2 = 7 (2d10)>>775785
Rolled 64 (1d100)>Balance things out, use Kia's range to put pressure on, stall for Akemi
>>775788>>775790>>775798Geeze, all very middle of the road and close together, assuming >>775793 didn't count
You take a second to reassure Kia. "We're not doing anything dumb here. We're waiting on Akemi to come help. Just not gonna let it escape."That seems to calm her down a bit. "Okay, let's go then!"You dart forward, striking at the goblin's center of mass. It manages to roll to your left, out of the way, and tosses something at you. You drive Kia's point into the pavement, stopping you short as the item-you see it as it passes, a dagger- sails in front of your face. You pull Kia back up, closer to your body, ready to deflect anything else thrown at you. The goblin obliges, tossing two more blades, but you manage to parry one, the other not aimed well enough to hit you anyways. That wound you gave it is definitely affecting things.You hear Akemi shout behind you, and then there's a sound like a chain pulling tight, followed by a wet crunch. You can feel Akemi's wavelength from here. She must be about to deal the final blow.You dash forward and to the side, remembering your spar with Steven and Shinobu. Instead of thwacking with Kia's haft, however, you strike at the edge of your range at the goblin's leg, tearing through it and dropping the creature to a knee.You can see it thinking behind that frozen smile, trying to figure out how to get away. It knows it is outmatched.You don't have time to activate Resonance, because, like Akemi, you'd have to take a moment sitting still, and the goblin would surely run off.>Don't give it time to think, go for the kill!>Maneuver to cut off escape, let it sit there and bleed.>End things decisively, Witch Boost and drive Kia through its head!>Write-in?>Roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>775813>Maneuver to cut off escape, let it sit there and bleed.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>775813>Maneuver to cut off escape, let it sit there and bleed.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>775813>>Maneuver to cut off escape, let it sit there and bleed.
>>775827You lock eyes with the monster, daring it to look away. It glares back over those sharp teeth.You glare harder.You see those yellowed irises flick over towards a nearby street, just for a second.You grin wolfishly, and slowly start circling the bloody Kishin Egg, cutting off it's escape.You see the grin on the monster's face fade slightly. It isn't getting away. It flings another dagger at you, but you spin Kia skillfully, dropping the blade into the dust at your feet, and keep moving. You can see Akemi now. She's in front of an evaporating mass, shining with a purplish light. After a second, all that is left is a small purple orb, pulsing and shivering in the night air."Well done, guys!" She walks quickly to the opposite side of the goblin. "Looks like you trapped this one pretty good. I should end it's suffering."She holds Daisuke out straight, with that wickedly hooked end pointing directly at the goblin."Your soul has been judged! DIE!"Daisuke's end separates from his main body, the hooked head attached by a chain. It flies through the air as though fired by a gun, and pierces the goblin's back.The goblin makes a strangled noise, and evaporates, leaving behind a similar, but smaller, purple orb.Akemi smiles at you, and Daisuke changes back. "Seriously, that was pretty incredible for a pair of newbies! You fought well, didn't take a hit, AND kept your head on straight, not taking any silly risks! You'll be top students for sure!" Daisuke goes to retrieve Dahmer's soul.>"Feels like that was too easy...">"I'm just glad no one is hurt">"So, who gets the goblin's soul?">"Kia, you all right?">Write-in?
>>775851>"So, who gets the goblin's soul?"
>>775851>"Kia, you all right?"
>>775851>"kia you alright?"
>>775851>Kia you alright?
>"Kia, you all right?"The best time of the week has arrived, and on the spookiest of nights!
"Kia, you all right?"The small island girl changes back into a human. "Yeah... I'm okay. That was really tense, though! I've heard so much about students not coming back from their first missions... I'm just so glad you're on top of things, Tony."You think about what she said for a second, realizing there was no innuendos. She must be serious, then. You put a hand on her shoulder, leaning down to look her in the eyes. "Why do you think I took things so carefully? That guy could have killed us. I don't handle danger lightly."You straighten up and look at the goblin's soul, floating like some weird Halloween decoration. "So who gets this one?" you ask.Daisuke points to you. "All yours, bro. You might have saved Akemi's ass when you jumped off the roof. Least we can do, really."You nod, then go to grab the soul. It feels slightly warm and springy.You see Kia staring at it.>"Down the hatch?">"Could always find another way to absorb it...">"It's kinda big... think of it as practice?" Smug grin.>Write-in?
>>775871>"Down the hatch?"
>"Down the hatch?"1 down, 98 to go.
>>775869You flatter me, but there's better quests out there.The day is fortuitous, though. Just happens to be my day off, and Soul Eater is one of the Halloween-est series.
>>775871>It's kinda big.. think of it as practice?ALL THE HASSLE!Also, you know, gotta deflect that tension.
>>775871>Be sure to ask what it tastes like.
>>775871>its kinda big, think of it as training
You hold the soul out to her, suppressing the urge to tease her. Plenty of time to do that, of course. You'll have to do this another 98 times."Down the hatch?" Kia grabs the purple orb, still with her eyes locked on it. She seems unsure, but she opens her mouth and shoves the thing in... and starts to chew.She manages to get the whole thing down in one gulp. She looks uncomfortable for a moment, then her expression changes to one more of curiosity.You're curious, yourself. "What's up?""Well, it was weird. At first, it felt like swallowing a large wad of gum, but then it just kinda... dissolved? I can still feel it there, if I try really hard, but otherwise it's gone.""What did it taste like?"She furrows her brow. "Like... not much, really. It had shape and texture, like I said, similar to chewing gum, but... It wasn't bad, just really weird." She looks up at you, smiling a bit. "I'm sure I'll get used to it, though!">Roll 1d100, best of three.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>775882I don't watch any of those other quests, but this one I've been refreshing the catalogue every other hour for in anticipation. You rock.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>775913
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>775913
You feel... something. Something like eyes on your back, little insects of anxiety crawling up your spine. You're being watched by something that is hunting you.You've felt this before. You stole a wallet once, from a very big, very angry man. He had chased you down, but you escaped... until the next day, when he found you, stalking you until you were alone and beating you half to death.You spin around, eyes searching, and you see it... a dark shape in the sky. It looks humanoid, sitting on a thin platform of some sort.You see it wave, then descend into the city.>Keep cool, make an excuse, and find the being alone.>Keep cool, make an excuse, and find the being with Kia>Panic>PANIC>Tell Akemi and Daisuke, ask them what you should do.>Write-in?
>>775921>>Tell Akemi and Daisuke, ask them what you should do.We're a smart little fuck we're not going anywhere alone
>>775921>Tell Akemi and Daisuke, ask them what you should do.
>>775921>Keep Cool, Excuse, Kia
hey Death, wolfgang quest is kill, But an anon made a new discord for all the people who were in the old one.If you wanted, Im pretty sure they said they would be glad to make a Text channel for your DWMA quest. In case you wanted to talk about your quest and also general shit postingAlso>>775921>Tell Akemi and Daisuke, ask them what you should do.>Panic
>>775929>discordGo be cancer somewhere else
>Tell Akemi and Daisuke, ask them what you should do.
Kia tugs your arm slightly. "You okay? You look like you've seen a ghost..." She's concerned."Yeah... yeah... I'm all right. I think." You involuntarily shiver as the feeling of being watched passes. "Hey, Akemi, Daisuke... I think I saw something in the sky. It was watching me... and it waved, before dropping into the city."Daisuke's perpetual smile drops immediately. "Dude, what did it look like. Was it on a broom?"Thin platform... yeah, that might be a broom. "Probably?"Akemi balls her hands into fists. "Fuck! God fucking shit fuck. That explains why there was two... Kishin Eggs don't work together like this."Daisuke puts a hand on both you and your partner's shoulder. "Look guys, we need to call Lord Death. Guess we can use this as an excuse to teach you. Come here."He leads you to a nearby window and breathes onto it, fogging it up. He then writes out numbers: 42-42-564.He explains "Lord Death has a sense of humor. In Japanese, this is pronounced 'shini-shini-goroshi' which translates to 'death death murder'. Anyways, you write it, then place a hand on the window and concentrate your wavelength..."The window suddenly shimmers, and you can see into the Death Room. Shinobu is standing with him, but a ways away."Heya, hi, how's it going! Daisuke, what can I help you with?!" The deity is cheerful, as always."Daisuke reporting in, the job is complete, with a bonus! Two for one!" He smiles a little. "Of course, that's part of the problem."Lord Death leans to the side, looking past the three of you at Akemi, still swearing up a storm in the distance. "I take it there's a Witch sighting, based on Miss Akemi's... behavior."Daisuke nods, his smile disappearing. "Tony here saw one in the sky, probably on a broom. I'm sending them home now while we take care of this. We'd like backup, as well."Lord Death nods. "That would be wise, indeed. Stay hidden until I can get Satoru on the scene. Now, can I speak to the younger students privately for a moment while you calm your wife down?"Daisuke chuckles. "Not my wife yet, but I'll try." He walks off.Lord Death sighs. "So, you two fought a Kishin Egg. I saw how you handled yourselves, and I must say, I'm both impressed at your cool head, and glad that you prioritized safety above all else. There's a time and place to let loose, but your first fight is not it. Full marks.""Thanks, I guess. Not used to praise." You scratch your cheek a little. "About that witch...">"Will Akemi and Daisuke be all right?">"I want to stay and help.">"Is Satoru enough to make a difference?">Write-in?
>>775962>"I want to stay and help."
>>775962>>"Will Akemi and Daisuke be all right?">>"I want to stay and help."We should make sure we're not gonna get in the way, this could be out of our league
>>775962>do you think that id be of any help against the witch?
>>775962>Write-in?So how are we getting back?
"I want to stay and help. I know we're still new at this, but... if this is a witch, they're going to need it."Lord Death can't seem to move his face/mask/whatever it is, but you can swear you see it frowning. "You do realize how dangerous this is? A single witch is more than a match for most three-star students, and you're just a few days into your first year."You don't back down. "Yeah, but I can still help. I'm not going to challenge her to single combat or anything, but... I can't just leave those two here."Lord Death leans back, looking upwards. "Hmmm. I'll let you stay on two conditions.""Okay? What are they?""First, you will not hesitate to obey any order Daisuke or Akemi gives. If they tell you to stab them yourself, you'll do it. They have a plan. Of course, this goes out the window if you suspect a spell is influencing them."Lord Death points at you. "The second, is that you are forbidden from using your... ability. I know you've kept a lid on using it before, but we don't want any unexpected developments. I don't know how the Coven would use the knowledge that one of their blood is in Death City as a student.">"Deal">"No deal, how are we getting back?">"No deal, I'm staying anyways">Write-in?
>"Will Akemi and Daisuke be all right?"Even if dynamite is our middle name, I don't want to put Kia in danger
>>775988>"No deal, how are we getting back?"Why are we doing stupid things?
>>775988>"Deal">"The Coven could use this knowledge...how?
Hrm, based on the choices we've made so far it seems like Tony gets attached to people rather easily. At least now that he knows that these are people he's actually going to get to see again.
>"Kia?"If she's for it, we go. We've got a partner guys.
>>775991Because, as atypical of a shounen hero Tony is, he can't escape his fate, apparently.
>>775988>"No deal, how are we getting back?"Why would we even attempt to do this? We don't have the skill required for a fight with a Witch. Neither Tony or Kia are stupid enough to not realize that.
>>775988Supporting >>775998 >>"Kia?"
>>776002I just wish one day /qst/ will stop being stupid and act like the character.
>>776015Explain why it's out of character fast enough and I'm sure people would be on your side.
>>776028Kia was already pretty nervous fighting the goblin that we outclassed, which is why I suggested >>775998Hopefully she's okay, the winning vote looks like taking the challenge.
"Kia, you okay with this?" You look down at her. She looks worried, but nods. "I don't want Daisuke and Akemi hurt either. They've raised too many death flags for us to leave them here.""Deal, then. Oh, before you go, how COULD the 'Coven' or whatever use that knowledge about me?"Lord Death shrugs. "They might find your relatives, try to recruit you, capture you to experiment on, or just plain target you any time you leave the city. I don't want to risk any of it, do you?"He waves. "All right, be safe! We'll be observing, and Satoru is already en route! Hold out until then!"The window goes dark.Kia clings to your arm. "Why are we being idiots like this?"You shrug. "I don't like this. I'm not leaving friends alone, even if we just met them."You head back over to Akemi and Daisuke. After a little convincing, they believe you when you say Lord Death agreed to let you help."Okay then. I want you two to head back to that cafe from before and wait. It's a more populated area, so you won't get ambushed. Daisuke and I will be scouting from the rooftops until Satoru arrives, and then we'll find the witch with his sensory abilities."You open your mouth to protest, but stop. You agreed to listen to them. You instead nod, and you and Kia walk back to the cafe.As you near the street where the cafe is, a local man forcibly smacks his shoulder into yours as you pass, knocking you back slightly. "Wot? You fuckin Americans, thinking you own the place? I should bash your 'ead in for that." He sounds slightly drunk.>"Sorry, I'll get out of your way, sir." Take a detour through an alley.>"The fuck you say? I could put you through a wall.">Ignore him, keep walking past him.>Have Kia transform, use her as a threat>Write-in?
>>776041>I'll bash you're fucking mum in I will mate, talk to me again like that. "
>>776028Because we've lived on the streets most of our lives and are risk averse? Because that witch reminded us of the time we got half beaten to death? Because going against something everyone says is going to kick our ass is a bad idea? Because we'd just get in the way?
>>776041>Ignore him, keep walking past him.Use our urchin skill to make ourselves look demure and unchallenging
>>776044this (meme write ins a best)
>>776041>"Sorry, I'll get out of your way, sir." Take a detour through an alley.Know when to pick a fight, we don't need it right now.>>776045Oh, I agree with you, but you need to explain your reasoning for every vote.
>>776041>Ignore him, keep walking past him.Just assume the form of the alley rat that we are and ignore him
>>776041>Ignore him, keep walking past him.I sense a trap here.
>>776041>"Sorry, I'll get out of your way, sir." Take a detour through an alley.
>>776041>Ignore him, keep walking past him.
>>776045I will say that I wouldn't have given the option if I didn't think Tony would have a chance to respond this way. He's been alone and without parents most of his life. These are two likable mentor figures who Tony KNOWS will be risking their lives just by staying in the city. Plus, he's feeling confident after wrecking Steven a few days ago and Goblin just now. Just know that he doesn't think he'll be fine here, he just doesn't want to sit back and let people he likes get killed.
Ignore might be read as disrespect. A bit of kissass might get him to leave us alone and it'll keep our profile low... but the vote seems decided.
You ignore the intoxicated man, trying to walk around him.He steps into your way. "You fuckin DEAF, mate? Don't fuckin walk away when I'm talkin to you..."You frown slightly as you realize he isn't going to let you pass... then an idea hits you. You wrap an arm around Kia's waist, pull her close, and leap over the man.You land lightly on the other side of him and keep walking, letting Kia find her footing first."The fu- what was in that pint?" The drunk man seems to be at a loss, and doesn't follow.You reach the cafe without further incident."Tony, if I didn't know better, I'd say you try too hard to look cool."You smile a bit. "I don't care how I look. I wanted to get past that guy, and he wasn't worth putting through a wall."Kia leans against you. "Yeah, and that's how I know this whole 'cool streetwise punk' thing isn't just an act to attract girls."You chuckle. "Course not. Why would I want to attract MORE annoyances to my life?"The cafe is closed, but there are still people sitting in some of the chairs. A woman by herself, writing in a notebook... a young couple, discreetly pulling at each others clothing... a man in a suit, looking disheveled and drinking an energy drink. Idly, you let your vision slip over to see their souls...>roll 1d100, best of three
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>776080
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>776080
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>776080That dude is straight up suspicious.Who the hell drinks an energy drink in a cafe?
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>776080>I swear on me dead mum you ded.
>>776087someone using the cafe's internet to play games.
>>776087It is closed after all. Maybe he arrived after that and couldn't buy something else.
>>776098in a suit?
You see four blue flames, as you expected. You relax and let Kia lay against you, ignoring her elbow jabbing you over your small insult."So, fancy meeting you here." The voice is friendly, but devoid of warmth. And it comes from the table behind you.You bolt up, craning your head around to see who said it.There is a girl. She is young and pretty, with reddish hair. However, the look she is giving you is... piercing. It almost reminds you of Asuka's laser glare, but this one is more curious.You try to see her soul... and see nothing. A blank space. What is this?"I wanted to speak with you, Tony. You caught my interest earlier, and it would benefit all of us if you'd at least hear me out." She glances at Kia. "I hope you're more level-headed than your father."Shit. This is a witch. The one you saw. And she snuck up on you. You grip the armrest of your chair. You could try to attack, but Kia has to transform, which would give her time to strike first. You could leap forward yourself, but... you don't know what she's capable of. Also, fighting here puts the other people at risk.Shit. Shit shit shit.She inclines her head slightly. "My name is Layla. Pleased to meet you."Kia is frozen against your arm. She looks to you, waiting for you to make a move. She realizes how vulnerable she is like this.>"All right, let's talk.">"We should take this conversation somewhere else.">"My friends are looking for you. You'd do well to leave before they find you.">No words, attack with Kia.>No words, lunge for her yourself.>Stay silent.>Write-in?
>>776115>>No words, attack with Kia.
>>776115>>"My friends are looking for you. You'd do well to leave before they find you."Let's avoid doing anything that might start a fight where civilians can get hurt.
>>776115>We don't really have a choice here. Let her speak.
>>776120Fuckig. Suicidal>Alright, let's talk
>>776115>"We should take this conversation somewhere else."
>>776115>>Write-in?Through the window
>>776115>>"My friends are looking for you. You'd do well to leave before they find you."
>>776115>"All right, let's talk."Pleased to meet you, too. This is Kia, my partner.> "You knew my parents?"Witches are on a whole 'nother level, guys.
We should stay where we are, but hear her out. That way we can rely on Akemi and Daisuke showing up eventually, have witnesses to make her less likely to cause a scene, and don't anger the witch by attacking her or telling her to piss off.
>>776115>"All right, let's talk."
>>776115So what's your relation to me since you knew my father? Mom? Aunt? One of thier freinds?
>>776115>>776128Hold Kia's hand and move her as far behind us as possible, ready to change at a moments notice and already be ready to swing, also protecting the non weapon form that for all we know cant fight hand to hand very well
>>776161Was she maybe talking about Kia's father? The Death Scythe?
>>776170Oh shit, you're right.I am retarded.
>>776149>>776161You guys expect one of our enemies to give us, an orphan, a straight answer about our parents, without any manipulation? If you do, I've got a bridge to sell you.
>>776115>>Alright, let's talk.Let's not be suicidal and attack a witch on our first outing.
>>776170Well now I feel stupid. This shows just how dangerous the witch is though, if they've survived a run-in with a Death Scythe.
>>776161>its our dadDon't question it, its magic
You tense up. For a moment, you're about to have Kia transform, but you remember the people next to you. The man in the suit and the couple are staring at you. You try to relax a little."All right, let's talk."Layla sits at your table, across from you. You feel a bit confused about what she said regarding parents."When you mentioned parents..." you begin.Layla motions towards Kia. "Her parents. I've had several run-ins with them, and they just don't want to talk at all. Just 'AAAAH A WITCH' and then they make with the slashing and chasing and... it's a pain. They should be glad I'm so nice." She smiles. Kia is basically vibrating in anger next to you."I see. Well, you have our attention. What do you want? Keep in mind, our friends are getting backup."The witch waves dismissively at you. "Yes, I know all of that, death upon me and my house and so forth." She pulls a small flask out of her pocket and unscrews the lid. "Mind if I have a drink here? It's been a hell of a night.""Uhhhh...""Great." She takes a huge swig. You faintly smell whiskey. "Look, you took down Hobbs. That little bastard has been running around here for a while now, making things hard on me. He's always got an escape plan. Thing is, he charged in on Dahmer's fight. What sort of street rat does that?" She levels her gaze at you."He doesn't. Where are you going with this?" You frown slightly. She should just get to the point."Well, exactly. Someone is at work here in London, and I don't like it. So, I'm giving you a chance to help both of us here."Kia finally calms down enough to talk, though you can hear the fire in her words. "How are we supposed to do that, witch?""Easy. I want you two to work for me for a bit. Not overtly, but quietly. Convince Lord Death to pull his men out of London for a single day, and I can clean up the mess that's forming.""So what exactly do we stand to gain from letting you control the city?" You can't read this girl. It unsettles you.She takes another drink. "No more Kishin activity in London. No more lives lost, no more students at risk.">"I'll do it.">"Nope. Not gonna happen.">"Ask Lord Death yourself.">"Why are you asking me specifically?">Write-in?
>>776115>>>"My friends are looking for you. You'd do well to leave before they find you."
>>776211Yeah and I've got a bridge to sell. NO.
>>776218like god damn this is exactly the kind of recruitment Death was worried about.
>>776211>"Ask Lord Death yourself.">"Why are you asking me specifically?"
>>776211>"Nope. Not gonna happen."
>>776211>"Why are you asking me specifically?"What do you get out of this?
>>776211>"Why are you asking me specifically?"
>Why should we trust you, and risk angering Death ourselves?>What, exactly, is brewing?
>"Ask Lord Death yourself.">Fog up a window, 42-42-564, call him up right here and now.
>>776211I can let you talk to lord death this minute, you can convince him yourself.
>>776211>"Ask Lord Death yourself."> "Here, we'll even call him up for you."
"Why are you asking me specifically, here?" You really don't trust this witch. "I'm a brand-new student. What kind of pull do I have?"Layla smiles. "Because you're unattached. You just joined the school. You don't have family here. You can make an unbiased decision." She leans back. "If I thought anyone else would listen, I'd ask them. You're all I have, really.""Okay, but I can just call up Lord Death and have you ask him directly..."Her smile fades. "Do you not care whether Lord Death trusts you?"You pause. "What do you mean?""We both know what it would look like. 'Oh, Lord Death, trust this witch I just met, disregard the fact that I'm descended from one!' Really now." You're stunned. "H-how..." She holds up a hand. "We can see things, too. You could say... I knew your family, long ago."Well.>"I'd still rather you ask Lord Death.">"All right, I accept.">"No deal. Please leave me alone.">Write-in?
>>776244>"I'd still rather you ask Lord Death.">If I help you, you give me proof about my family. Deal?
>>776244>"No deal. Please leave me alone."
>>776244>"I'd still rather you ask Lord Death.">"if it makes you feel better, i'll tell him that you've been perfectly reasonable so far and that I have seen no evidence of aggression."
>>776244>"I'd still rather you ask Lord Death."
>>776244If i was death i wouldent trust me ither, not soley for the fact im decended from a witch but because ive only known him for a total of what 3 days? And we arent telling him to trust you, we are simply giving you an oppertunity to make your case.
>>776244>"I'd still rather you ask Lord Death.">"if it makes you feel better, i'll tell him that you've been perfectly reasonable so far and that I have seen no evidence of aggression.">Odds are he's watching right now anyways.
>>776244You're no purest waifu witch, you're secretly an old hag in a mask.> "No deal. Please leave me alone."> Prepare to flee, we don't stand a chance.
>>776244>"No deal. Please leave me alone."holy shit could we not.
Be back soon, have to go to the store. Will have one big update when I get back before I take my kid trick or treating.
>>776278Us letting her talk to death is not us caving, we're passing the decision up to our much more knowledgeable superior, and not disrespecting a witch who could have useful information.
>>776282The fact we're even having a conversation with her is rather questionable. We should have just ran and raised enough of a ruckus for the others to come over.
>>776244>"I'd still rather you ask Lord Death.">I'm not going to lie to my boss, and I doubt I can get him to pull everyone out of the city anyway.>This way, you get to talk to him, something I'm only letting you do because I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt, which I didn't have to do.>If you still don't want to talk to him, I cant make you anyway.
>>776294We're a first year student. She completely outclasses us and was able to get within literal feet of us and strike up a conversation before we even realized she was there. Running away wouldn't have gotten us very far. Choosing to speak with her was the safest decision.
>>776300Except we almost outran a three star meister after stealing their death scythe. That was before we were able to use our soul.
Change >>776268 to >"All right, I accept."We can just alert lord death, why do we need to stay true to our word with a freaking witch. Plus, we're a street rat it's not like we haven't lied and stolen before.
>>776309We stole their demon weapon, not a death scythe, and we got the drop on them, completely different situation than a witch sitting straight in front of us with probably no qualms about killing.
>>776318I don't think it was ever expanded on whether the weapon was a demon or death class but considering the teachers reaction the meister was high level.She doesn't look like she's ready with no weapons drawn and sitting in place.Assuming she has no qualms about killing we should be even more prepared to get the fuck out the moment we decline or ideally before doing so.
>>776338Even if the meister was high level, its highly unlikely they were wielding a death scythe. Those aren't exactly everywhere.This witch survived an encounter with a death scythe herself, I highly doubt she needs weapons to blow us away with some magic. The only reason we're still alive is her good graces, she snuck up on us perfectly; let's try and humor her and wait for backup.
>>776355And we're best at running away and want to have the initiative if things get ugly.
>>776366Shit forgot the second part.How would the backup even know she's here? Death doesn't really have a way to contact anyone without one of those weird Deathphones Kid had. The only people that are supposed to be close enough are Daisuki and Akemi who were given orders to hide until Satoru arrived and if she's using Soul Protect she's as invisible to them as she was to us.
>>776381>have initiativeYeah we can run away while she's talking to death if it comes to that. And that also solves the problem of how help will know we're here; once death talks to us, he'll let akemi and daisuke know for sure.You really think we're fast enough to just run away from a witch? With Kia in tow? Talking to her IS the safe optionAnyway it looks like the vote will sort this out so we'll see how this goes
>>776393You're assuming she'll let us call Death.
>>776406Fair, if she doesn't then i'm totally down for flipping the table and running like hell
>>776412At that point we've already lost the initiative.
I'm back.Looks like calling up Death wins out.Also, it's good that you're wary. Like, really good.
"I... would still rather you talk to Lord Death. No offense, you've been reasonable, and I appreciate that, but there's no way I can think of to get him to pull everyone out."Layla puts a hand to her head, sighing. "This is why I had whiskey. All right, let's call the big guy."You and Kia get up, letting the witch walk in front of you. As soon as you're out of sight of the cafe, Kia transforms. Layla doesn't react.You find a large empty shop window, and write the numbers on the glass. A jolt of energy from your palm, and the Death Room shimmers into view."Hello, hiya, how's it hanging! Tony! Back so soon? He tilts his head as he notices your companion.>"Lord Death, meet Layla. She's a witch. She didn't immediately try to kill us, so I figured you'd want to hear her out.">"Sorry to bother you, but this young lady has a favor to ask...">"I'm not a part of this, just connecting the two of you so you can talk.">Stay silent, let Layla handle her own introduction.>Write-in?
>>776589>"I'm not a part of this, just connecting the two of you so you can talk."
>>776589>>Stay silent, let Layla handle her own introduction.
>>776589>>"Lord Death, meet Layla. She's a witch. She didn't immediately try to kill us, so I figured you'd want to hear her out."
>>776589>"Lord Death, meet Layla. She's a witch. She didn't immediately try to kill us, so I figured you'd want to hear her out."
>>776589>"Sorry to bother you, but this young lady has a favor to ask..."
>>776589>"Lord Death, meet Layla. She's a witch. She didn't immediately try to kill us, so I figured you'd want to hear her out.">"We tried to stay out of trouble, but trouble came to us"
>>776630>>"We tried to stay out of trouble, but trouble came to us"Can this be our catchphrase
This is also like, a hostage situation for Death.Fuck.
>>776630>>776639append>Jet Boost out of there while Layla is distractedKia is transformed, we don't have a better chance to get away. Soul magic should alert Asuka as well, she's good at sensing that shit.
"I'm not a part of this, just connecting the two of you so you can talk." You step back, letting Layla have space."Greetings, Lord Death. I'm Layla. I would like to ask for you to take an action that would benefit us both."Death peers out of the window at her. Uh... huh. You're a witch." There's no question here, just a flat certainty."Yes, I am.""And my cute little students aren't in pieces because?""I'm not that sort of witch, m'Lord. I prefer to keep those I find interesting alive."Death straightens up. He rubs the bottom of his mask as through stroking a beard. "Interesting, are they? I'm sure that's not all.""My business is my own, Death. I just don't want my city to die." Layla seems to be growing impatient.Death turns to look at you. "How did she end up finding you? I thought you were supposed to listen to Akemi and Daisuke..."You shrug. "We did. We tried to stay out of trouble, but trouble came to us. Honestly, it's kind of what happens to me all the time."Death chuckles. "I can see that you'll bear watching a lot in the future. Now, Layla, mind telling me what you have to offer?""Get your agents out of the city for 24 hours. In that time, I will eliminate the witch who is crating Kishin Eggs on purpose and controlling their movements."Death hesitates. "And how can I trust that you'll just let my people back in?"Layla smirks. "You can't, I guess. However, if you do not, I can't operate freely, and more people will die in the next month to feed more Kishin Eggs. You'll have half your student body here full-time eventually."Death lifts his finger. "I could just have my Death Scythes come and purge the city, including you.""Yes, but the witch is crafty. She's able to sense your Death Scythes almost as well as you can, and she is very adept at hiding. You should know... she's my big sister, Charlotte. I believe you and her are VERY aquainted..."That smirk on her face... no fucking way. SESSION END.Sorry, I have to do family things, but I'll be running more tomorrow morning, at least a little bit, to make up for last night.Questions, complaints, and whatnot are appreciated!Also, If you can come to a consensus on one question, I can guarantee you a truthful answer! Just as a Halloween present to you all!
>>776701Guys, let's ask for a two times a week run
>>776716anon. Thats a request, not a question. Right?
>>776716I said a question, not a request, though I'd run every day if I could. I'm having a ton of fun.As it stands, how was my depiction of combat? How do you guys like Layla? Do you like the >implicationshe gave at the end?
>>776701Do we have a different base resonance with different weapons based on personality? I remember that being a thing in the manga.
>>776727So far she seems alright.You know, for a witch.
>>776727I liked your combat depiction, though I totally wouldn't mind if you took more time and added a bit more detail. It's fine as is though.>LaylaGreat so far, you can tell with all the anons arguing that she has a lot of us wary and we're not sure how to react. Also, she a cute>implyingI wasn't really sure what she's implying... DID THEY BANG?
>>776727Wait was the implication that Death got to know her in the biblical sense?
>>776729Yes. You actually resonate well with Shinobu, because nearly everyone does, if they tried (accommodating soul), Kia and you should have had more trouble... But that critical, man.>>776740>>776738That is the implication, so far.Death wasn't always an amorphous black shape with foam fingers. Also, witches can live a long time if they're careful or unscrupulous.
>>776761I like it, just don't go crazy like kayaba and delta everything if you're stressed.
>>776767COZ KAYABA A BITCH.A BITCH I SAY.I KNOW YOU LURK THIS QUEST BITCH!YOU'RE A BITCH
>>776767I missed what happened to Kayaba.What did he do now?Also Kayaba, if you're here, I still think you're cool. Just slooooooow down next time.
>>776767>>776779>kayabaWho?>>776701Where are the characters opinions that you normally update? I like those, they give nice insight into NPCs
>>776790He nuked his twatter, discord and ended the quest like a grudgy cunt.
>>776790Yeah he nuked it all, ended the quest like a bitch, and didn't give anyone on the discord a headsup. There were a ton of jump builds lost.
>>776779>>776801>fuck kayabaMY NIGGAS>>776790He ended the quest in a shitshow of of railroad nonsense, we ended up splatted against a wall as a bunch of black goop. Then we got revived and it was over. Please don't kill this off like that, it really sours readers on sticking with quests for the long haul.
>>776796Ah, there wasn't much of a change, for most people yet. Akemi and Daisuke think you'll make Kia a Death Scythe someday. Kia still feels the same as she did before overall. Layla thinks you're not worth respect, but you're strong and interesting.Anyone else will have to wait until you finish the mission.
>>776819>Akemi and Daisuke think you'll make Kia a Death Scythe someday. A high compliment given their experience>Kia still feels the same as she did before overallShe still trusts us with this whole thing with Layla, that's good>Layla thinks you're not worth respect, but you're strong and interesting.So she was telling the truth about finding us interesting then. HuhOn an unrelated note, is Layla a Clapton fan?
>>776840Layla prefers orchestral stuff. She dislikes songs with words, preferring to let the flow of the piece direct her feelings. It's a very hippie way of thought.
>>776840She doesn't have us on our knees, we're not begging "darling please." She's quite the Witchy Woman though anon.
Here's a question: what is layla's animal theme?
>>777020If we're still supposed to voting on a question or whatever I'd support this.
>>777020You don't know, in character, but I'll answer it.She's a salamander.
>>777874As in mythical creature or amphibian?
>>777972I think all the witches were based on real animals, so id guess amphibian
>>778021>>777972Amphibian, though she favors flashy fire spells.Also, I had a lot of alcohol tonight. Like, 9 out of a twelve pack. Lucky for us I'm a giant (6'8 or 457 CM) so I process shit fast
>>778143>(6'8 or 457 CM)>457 CMbruh
>>778331He could totally be 12 feet tall. Dont judge.
>>778404But he just said he wasn't.You cant defend this bro 6'8=/=14'9.
>>778429I was very intoxicated. I had 9 very strong beers and 4 shots of vodka beforehand. I'm actually just over 2 meters tall. Let's get this ball rolling.
You stare at the witch blankly. She didn't just imply what you think... did she? Can Death even do that?You can feel Kia blush suddenly. Death remains as impassive as ever. "I don't think this discussion is appropriate to have in front of my students, Miss Layla. I won't pull my people out of London, so you'll have to do your thing under the radar."Layla's smirk disappears. "Then you're dooming dozens of people. Maybe hundreds."Death is silent for a while. "People die. It is unfortunate, but we do all we can to prevent the greatest loss of life possible. I can't trust that letting one witch run amok is better than another." He leans in slightly, and you notice his hands are balled into fists. "I may have known your sister, but I don't know you, Miss Layla. You could be much worse."The witch grits her teeth. "You're making a mistake, Death. You'll see that soon enough."Death looks back to you and Kia. "You two should head to the airport now. I don't believe Miss Layla here will hurt you, but you shouldn't test her patience. You will return on the same plane Mr. Satoru arrives on.">"Sir, maybe the witch has a point.">"Don't have to tell me twice. Be back soon." Leave for the airport.>"Isn't there any way for you two to work together?">"I'll be fine, sir." Wait here for the call to end.>Write-in?
>>778460>"Don't have to tell me twice. Be back soon." Leave for the airport.
>>778460>>"Isn't there any way for you two to work together, SIR?"If not, then >>Leave for the airport.
>>778460>Yes, Lord Death, but before we go I do want to say something. The fact that Layla didn't hurt us, that she was willing to hear us out and let us contact you, I think that's worth something. Maybe you should reconsider her offer.Hmm... I really do feel like Layla can be trusted, in this case at least, not to try and screw Death over.
>>778460>"Would Daisuke and Asuka be open to working with Layla? If she's so concerned about the people, I'm sure they wouldn't mind."
>>778469It was Akemi, not Asuka.And I'll gently remind you that, as soon as a witch was mentioned as a possibility, she started swearing non-stop and stomping/pacing around the area while you talked with Death. She probably went on like that for a good few minutes.Just saying.
I think that we should make a point of not distrusting witches simply because they are witches. If they are beyond redemption, then so are we.
Oh, awesome, I didn't realize there would be another session in this thread.
>>778479We're not nor ever will be a witch so redemption isn't the issue
>>778480I felt bad for sleeping through the other night, so I decided to give an hour or two this morningI don't have long, but it's something. Plus I wanna get Tony and Kia back home now that they've avoided being gutted.I'm taking >>778468 as a vote for >"Isn't there any way for you two to work together, SIR?"So unless there's another vote for a different option, I'll incorporate that.Writing.
>>778460For what it's worth Layla I tried, good luck tracking down your sister before the meisters do
You frown. Layla might be a witch, but she's been pretty reasonable, if a bit aloof. "Isn't there any way for you two to work together? I mean, there's the fact that Layla didn't hurt us, that she was willing to hear us out and let us contact you... I think that's worth something."Layla looks at you strangely. Guess she didn't expect you to stick up for her?Death puts a finger to where his mouth would be, if he had one. "Tony, I appreciate what you're trying to do here, but things aren't so simple. If you would come check in with me when you return, I'd be happy to explain a little.""Tony, maybe we should go. Lord Death seems... way more serious than normal." Kia sounds worried.>"All right, I give. I'm heading out.">Stay until the end of the call>Write-in?
>>778503>>"All right, I give. I'm heading out."We tried our best, and we should also respect our partner's wishes. I'm comfortable with how much we gave it a shot, and maybe Death will work a secret deal with Layla when the kids are out of earshot.
>>778503>"All right, I give. I'm heading out."
>>778503Yeah, we aren't winning this argument >"All right, I give. I'm heading out."
"All right, I give. I'm heading out. See you soon, Lord Death."Layla watches you go. You still wonder a bit about what she said regarding knowing your family... Either that witch in your family wasn't that long ago, or she's much older than she seems.Kia transforms back, but isn't really talkative. You both find yourselves at the airport fairly quickly. You find seats overlooking the small airfield you arrived on. You're struck by how tired you feel, suddenly. It must be close to two or three in the morning here, and with timezone shenanigans, you've missed at least some sleep. Huh, get a schedule for three days and you already feel the effects of not keeping it.Kia looks tired as well, but she's not quite as shaky as she was around the witch. You could always see if she knows anything about that situation back there, or just enjoy your last bit of privacy together.>"I'm glad you're okay after all that, Kia.">"So, did Layla really imply that Lord Death... you know?">"I'm gonna sleep for like, two days when we get back.">"Think Shinobu is gonna be waiting on the steps for us like a lost puppy?">Put an arm around Kia and just enjoy the moment.>Write-in?
>>778533>"I'm glad you're okay after all that, Kia.">"So, did Layla really imply that Lord Death... you know?">"I'm gonna sleep for like, two days when we get back.">"Think Shinobu is gonna be waiting on the steps for us like a lost puppy?"
>>778533>"I'm glad you're okay after all that, Kia.">Put an arm around Kia and just enjoy the moment.>>"So, did Layla really imply that Lord Death... you know?"Combination comforting/kidding
>>778533>"So, did Layla really imply that Lord Death... you know?"
>>778533>"I'm glad you're okay after all that, Kia.">"Do you think that Leyla was telling the truth?"
>>778533>"I'm glad you're okay after all that, Kia.">"I'm gonna sleep for like, two days when we get back.">"Think Shinobu is gonna be waiting on the steps for us like a lost puppy?"
You look at the small tanned girl. She's been through a lot today. You might be used to violence and the struggle to survive, but she... well, she might have been preparing for it since she can remember, but you don't really know what it's like until you're face to face with real danger."Hey Kia, I'm glad you're okay after all that."She looks up at you. "Yeah, it was... well, I'm happy we got through it safely."You lean back, stretching a little. "I'm gonna sleep for like two days when we get back though. I'm exhausted."Kia giggles a little. "Using your wavelength like that might not feel tiring when you first start, but it gets pretty draining. There's stories of people in the old days fighting dozens of Kishin Eggs, only to die after the adrenaline caught up with them. It's also why we use partners like this. If we bounce the energy back and forth, we can amplify it without drawing on too much."Huh. Guess that makes sense. Whoever thought of it was pretty smart. "So, did Layla really imply that Lord Death... you know? With a Witch, no less?"Kia immediately flushes red. "I mean, I don't know if he even has the.... uh... equipment? No one knows what's under the robe... For all we know he's chiseled as a statue under there."You chuckle. "Imagine a model's body with that goofy voice."Kia giggles, but her blush is still there. "Honestly though, if he could, I can't imagine what sort of kids he'd have. I mean, the guy is always working, never sleeps... he'd be a weird parent to have. His children would have all sorts of issues."You decide to tease her a bit further. "So, are you gonna imagine a muscular dude in that cloak every time you see him from now on?"Kia shrinks down. "Noooooo. No I'm nooooot." "Good, because you wouldn't want anyone to get jealous."She glances back to you. "Like who, exactly?"Hm.>"Like me, of course.">"Shinobu. She's totally into you.">"I bet Steven has a secret shrine to you in his closet.">"You probably have a fan club among the other boys by now. Can't disappoint them.">"Slugboy- I mean Robert is super interested. Can't you tell with how he puts his undivided attention on you?">Write-in?
>>778561>"Shinobu. She's totally into you."
>>778561>"You probably have a fan club among the other boys (and maybe a few girls too) by now. Can't disappoint them."
>>778561Shinobu, she's super into you.or me
>>778561>"You probably have a fan club among the other boys by now. Can't disappoint them."
>>778561>"Like me, of course."
>>778561>Well you wouldn't want too hurt Shinobu or me with your new fetish for death right?
"Well... there's Shinobu, of course. She's totally into you." You grin and wait for the steam to start- there it is."N-n-no she isn't! She's not... I mean..."The poor girl is starting to melt down, so why not push it further?"Hell, you probably have a fan club among the boys by now, and probably a lot of the girls too. Can't disappoint them. It's a shame, if you're the school idol you can't date anyone or you'd lose your purity appeal..."Yep, she's broke. Good job, Tony. You're truly the master of vague innuendo and implied lesbianism. Well, either that or Kia is weak to being bullied. It's fun either way.You let her stew for a few minutes, feeling the heat coming off of her face through your clothes. It's like being next to an adorable space heater."T-tony? What do you... um... think of Shinobu?" "Huh? That's kind of out of nowhere..." You reply.Kiaruns a hand through her short hair. "Well, you brought her up, so I'm asking you.">Noncommital. "She's cute. No idea about anything else though.">Professional. "She's a great partner, if you can handle a shield.>Teasing. "Why, worried I'll be stolen away from you?">Write-in?
>>778599>Teasing. "Why, worried I'll be stolen away from you?"
>>778599>>Teasing. "Why, worried I'll be stolen away from you?"then>Noncommital. "She's cute. No idea about anything else though."
>>778599>Teasing. "Why, worried I'll be stolen away from you?">Noncommital. "She's cute. No idea about anything else though."
Another reminder: Don't worry about route locks. Really, I will tell you if things are getting that serious.
>>778599>Professional. "She's a great partner, if you can handle a shield.>Teasing. "Why, worried I'll be stolen away from you?"
>>778599>Professional. "She's a great partner, if you can handle a shield.
>>778599>Professional. "She's a great partner if you can handle a shield. Smart too, and she has her head on straight. The boys would be all over her if she was a bit more outgoing."I don't think that Shinobu has told us why she volunteered for the advanced class.
"Why, worried I'll be stolen away from you? I didn't take you for the jealous type, Kia."Kia sputters for a moment before jabbing you in the ribs with her elbow. Ow, that one hurt a little."But really, she's cute. I don't know about anything else, yet. Depends on how things go."Kia leans against you. "Yeah, I know. I just wonder about things like this too much. I should relax more."You pat Kia's head. "Don't relax too much. It's fun to make steam shoot out of your ears."You take another elbow jab, but it's worth it.Soon, the plane arrives, and you climb in with Kia. You end up dozing on the plane, slumped against your partner, with vague dreams of Layla talking to you about... something. It's all very hazy.>Roll 1d100, best of 3.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>778624
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>778624
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>778624
>>778626You manage to focus, despite being tired and still somewhat unsure of what this is. You still can't make out what she's saying... but you realize she isn't talking to you. She's talking to a large dark figure... one that seems to have spikes of bone jutting from his arms. His face is shrouded in shadows.You look back at Layla... no. That's not Layla, her hair is blonde and she's older-looking. Layla looked no older than 18, this woman is nearly 50. You see the shadowy figure nod, and extend his hand. The older not-Layla walks forward and places her hand in his...You jolt awake to the impact of the plane's wheels on the ground. You're back.You're still exhausted, so the next half hour is a blur of you half-carrying a sleepy Kia to the DWMA, where you manage to get directions to her room from her. You tuck her in as best you can... man, you're tired.>Sleep on the floor here, fuck the rules.>Stumble back to your room, there's enough rumors about you.
>>778640>Sleep on the floor here, fuck the rules.
>>778640>Stumble back to your room
>>778640>Stumble back to your room, there's enough rumors about you.
>>778640>>Stumble back to your room, there's enough rumors about you.
I love ties.Next one decides it.
>>778670>Tfw we stumble back and get muggedThis is on anon's.
>>778675samefag harder>>778677This, and how much I love misunderstandings.
>>778680We had an excuse to pass out, Now any interactions is on us, including misunderstandings and/or stumbling into folks that manhandle us.
>>778680>>778677How are we going to get mugged if we're just moving from the girls dorms to the boys dorms?
>>778688>Leaving the girls dorm>Too the boysANON, Teens are the most common muggers there are.
You briefly consider passing out on the floor next to Kia's bed, but you decide not to risk it. The boy's wing isn't THAT far, and you'd rather not piss off Miss Braun again. You sleepily wander back to your room, bumping into Robert (quite literally) as he went about his business. Is he this tired all the time? How does he live like that?You manage to make it to your door. You turn the handle, smiling as you imagine the sweet embrace of the bed inside.The handle sticks. You try again, and realize that it is locked. These doors don't have locks. What the fuck.SESSION END.
>>778691>inb4 Glasses has put a lock on our door and been sleeping in our bedroom. >Inb4 she has refused to leave because she dones't want to be hurt in weapon mode after our tender handling>inb4 we stumble in on abunch of drunks who threw a party.Its all orger, we're in a witches trap.
mfw I miss the whole session
>>778677>>778687>>778690>>778697ITP: Doomsaying shitposting idiot.
Kia thinks you're a big meanie jerk (and also was more awake than she let on as you tucked her in. Part of her wanted you to stay).Shinobu heard you got back safely. She didn't get to see the conversation with the witch, but she knows you're okay. She was more worried than she admitted to herself.Lord Death has concerns about your trusting nature.Layla wonders why the hell you tried to stick up for her. She'll be watching for you.Robert has already forgotten that you bumped into him. He was too preoccupied with figuring out how to get the True Harem End on his copy of Precure Weapon Girls.Akemi thinks you're an idiot for not immediately attacking the witch. She obviously had Soul Protect active, so you would have had time to kill her as she released it. Daisuke thinks your way was much more manly and brave, though.>>778697Ha, you think you actually got away? She cast an illusion on you so you think you're back home when you're really in her secret lab about to be dissected in the name of magi-science
>>778715>Tfw we turned into /ss/I'm not sure if I'd be okay with that, or worried. Loving it though mate. when might the next run be?
Hmm, so something is blocking the door from the inside?
>>778715>Robert has already forgotten that you bumped into him. He was too preoccupied with figuring out how to get the True Harem End on his copy of Precure Weapon Girls.I yet again wonder why we haven't tried to make friends with this beautiful bastard yet.
At least we're used to sleeping rough already.>>778715Thanks for the game OP, this is still my favourite quest to date. Do you have an idea on when you can run next?>Robert has already forgotten that you bumped into him. He was too preoccupied with figuring out how to get the True Harem End on his copy of Precure Weapon Girls.Man, we need to talk with some of the guys.
>>778731The handle stopped turning partway through, like a lock is engaged.Tony doesn't remember these doors having locks at all. Either it is broken, or something is up.>>778738You'll have some quality time soon. He's a weapon, too.
Oh, next run will be Sunday night at some point, continuing again Monday morning. If I have time somehow pop up in the week, I'll post tn the Quest Thread General. I just don't have the time or inclination to care about using social media.
As always, questions, concerns, complaints about how much of a shit Kia is, and so on are encouraged!
>>778769What would we have to do to get a third arm so we can wield 3 weapons at once? Katana waifu deserves better
>>778769Why did she seem so upset when her Dad was brought up, did he die at some point already?>>778786We must use our third arm and make it learn how to grip things.
>>778786Hang Shinobu off of the extra limb every man possesses! But seriously, that way leads to madness, serial murder, and horrifying experiments. If you really want to, find Charlotte>>778793Nah, she was freaked out that she had faced him and lived. Also, her dad doesn't tell her when he faces witches. She'd worry too much.
>>778798>Hey witch-lady, I've got a need for a third arm, hook me up?>I've got witch blood, does that help at all?
>>778798Sounds doable for many arms, Also did she buy into the whole 'every witch is super evil' Stick?
>>778803Kia still thinks of things more openly than that, but she's heard stories about the atrocities witches committed. She spent the entire time around Layla waiting for the other show to drop, and the fact that it didn't made her worried.
>>778808What type of Atrocities do they actually commit?
>>778811Well, forcibly turning people into Demon Weapons sucked. They also pioneered the process to create Kishin Eggs, and they can convert human souls into raw life force to extend their own lives, if the human is strong enough. Anything else is secret for now.
>>778811Manufacture of kishin eggs for one, and that on the LIGHT side. I mean look at Medusa, she was a typical witch in term of thinking, if not power and cunning.Basically MAD scientists who'd nuke a populated city just to see the effects.
Jesus christ I miss the morning session and suddenly we're Team Witches Tits. Should have just stayed quiet like we decided on the first vote.Also why the hell would a street rat be this trusting of someone everyone around him is afraid or mistrustful of?I know I'm just raving at the clouds but god damn.
>>778829Mostly because she didn't nuke us when she could have. I personally don't trust her, and think she's gaming us, but no way in hell we're beating her. Also I expected the big D to turn this to his advantage somehow instead of saying flat "no". Death is cunning and patient, usually. Even when he is acting the fool that's usually obfuscating stupidity.
>>778829Hey, what if Layla is pure and good like Angela from the series?pfftOkay, maybe not, but she's clearly not Medusaright?
>>778819I'm gonna be honest, I don't see the issue with that. How were witches fought in the past anyway if they made demon weapons?>>778834Hey, as long as its willing wither through Mind-control or not. I'm all for it.
>>778833That just means she's not actively trying to kill us not that she's worth trusting.
>>778834The problem with Medusa is you couldn't tell she was bad from IC knowledge until she punched you in the dick, stole you anti-kishin security system keys and nearly blows you up.>>778837I don't. But I wouldn't have voted to second guess death once after he said no. missed it cause of work.
>>778834They should have just taken Angela into DWMA and kept her away from witches.>>778835Witches literally eat innocent peoples souls for power and mutate the souls of others to use them as weapons.The current Weapons DWMA uses were made by The Old One of Knowledge modeled after the Legendary Sword Excalibur.
>>778846I thought they were the children of the first demon weapons witches made. huh
>>778855Nope, based of Exaclibur, who is the best weapon, but also a pain in the ass mouse thing when not a weapon.
>>778868Strongest and most powerful, usuable by everyone it deems worthy/can stand it for any length of timeDrawback it literally insufferable to the point death is preferable.
>>778888Nice quads.Also note, Shinobu was reading a white book for a few days.Hmm.
>>778899nice trip dubs Oh god was she reading THE LEGEND OF EXCULIBUR!?!?!if so my pity for her only grows.
>>778899Isn't she a weapon? God damn it.
>>778921Maybe she wants to learn from a master?
>>778928Is that what we call it now?
>>778942She's just read the book.She doesn't know. She CAN'T know.She'll find out. One day, she will make the face.
>>778846>The Old One of Knowledge modeled after the Legendary Sword Excalibur.Is this information from the manga maybe? Sadly I've only seen the anime.
>>779163Yes. Also, read the manga. The anime ends badly, and some crazy awesome stuff happens right after the story splits off, like loli-Medusa going with the students to assault Arachne's base and her using her vector plates to do awesome stuff.
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/775676Archived, and 10 minutes later there's 2 positive votes. I... don't know what to say.Anyways, to anyone still kicking around, a question, and a request: How do the character interactions feel? Do you believe these would be real people, or at least fit in with the Soul Eater ensemble? This universe feels tricky, because you have a cute scene where the crew plays basketball, a lewd scene where the magic catgirl comes on to the main guy, and a serious as balls scene where someone gets seriously hurt and people try to kill each other, very close to each other. I'm trying to fit these pieces together, and I'm worried I'll go too far into the serious when things get real, like they tend to on missions. How am I doing on that front? And can I trust you all will keep me on track with what you'd like to see? I'm doing this for me, but also to make sure you guys have fun.The request: I need pictures. Pictures of spiderman people you imagine the characters to look like. I want to start using more, but I feel like there's so much garbage to sift through when I do it myself, and I don't obsessively consume anime, so I have no idea where to even start looking among characters. Looking back, I should have looked at pictures and based the descriptions off of ones I liked. Anyways, it would help a lot.Also captcha pls A CAR IS NOT A BICYCLE
>>781791I think the characters gin in fine if not for the more realistic and real life feeling it has if that makes sense. Also I liked how Tony and Kia talked about death having a kid. It felt like a good reference.
>>781811I was hoping someone would catch that reference. With how little people tend to talk among themselves in these threads, I worry that no one is reading... then I look at the archives and see my threads are purple. At least someone likes them.
>>781830Yah I hardcore lurk but love the thread. It's like an interactive book in my opinion.
I'm a big fan of this quest. I occasionally toss in write-ins but you usually run at same time as I do so it's hard to discuss much.
>>781845Oh hey. Yeah, I'm actually getting around to reading your series next. Finished catching up with Kato's two quests, and slogged through a few bad ones that will not be named. I have high hopes!
>>781791You are doing a good job so far.
>>781791Seriously mate, start a discord or join one. It'd be a ton easier
>>781791I know somebody opened an invite to the Starborn/ All the quests spawned off of Wolfgang Discord, but we're happy to have you there if you want. https://discord.gg/xM2aCYq
>>781791I'm pretty bad with nihonese names, pictures would really help.If anyone is too flat it's us, your characters are OK I think.
>>781791Interactions feel good. Just did a read of the archive and I can say I'll try to be around for more threads.
Hey guys, Lord Death is having some health issues. He may need surgery. So he will run if he can from the hospital.He says on the discord that Maka is best girl.Have a wagon, in these tough times.
F-fuck. Somebody got Asura'd I guess. Best wishes and don't kick the bucket OP. Also Crona is best girl
>>799926The QM curse again
>>800847Pretty sure his getting operated on currently.
>>781791>Pictures of people you imagine the characters to look like.Well I can't help but imagine Kia looking like Mito Ikami from Food Wars. Easy on the eyes, perfectly tanned, blonde, and too busty for her own good. Plus bikini tops all the time no matter what.
>>803412And then since I've already got Food Wars on the brain, and they have such similar mannerisms like they're about to have a complete nervous breakdown at any moment, I can't help but imagine Shinobu to look like Megumi also from Food Wars.Anyway, get well soon OP.
>>803412Isn't kia flat as a board though?Also, is it just me, or is grayson's physical discription literally Jonathan Joestar?