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    103 KB REBOOT: INFLUENCE THREAD 2 EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)14:24 No.17818018  
    THREAD THE FIRST: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17795386/

    Summary: You are Westing, a supernaturally accurate musket. You are Patient, and the longer a person aims you, the more accurate you become for that specific target. You generate ammo and powder pre-loaded into your barrel when aimed and empty.

    You have volunteered to help the Kingdom of Rust fight off the incursion from the Fae. Little is known of this foe. While the administration finds you a proper weilder, you in the care of a young scribe Ceran, who is relieved that you are not interested in her body, despite your light flirtation and offers of teaching so she may accompany you to the battlefield.

    It is morning, and the young lady is presently snoring quietly in her bed. For now, what do you do?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)14:32 No.17818110
    Try to move
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)14:33 No.17818118
    Check ammo, check powder, check everything. Call out to her. "'Sup baby, had a good night?"
    >> @@ EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)14:53 No.17818408
    You attempt movement. You only manage to fire, making Ceran leap out of bed with a knife in hand, only to stare at you.

    You now realize you were loaded, since you had been aimed last night.

    >Sup, baby, had a good night?

    She stares for a moment, then laughs.
    "Yes, I slept better than usual." she says, picking you up in her soft hands once more. "So, I've nothing to do today. Want to head to town?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)15:00 No.17818500

    Say yes, but you want to know if she has any ideas of where to go.
    >> @@ EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)15:44 No.17819006
    >Yes. Do you have anywhere you'd like to go?

    "I've a few ideas." she says, humming to herself as she works her hair into a bun. "I was thinking I'd give you a sort of tour of the city - show you around a bit." she says as she slides the hood up over her head, obscuring her face from view again. "And I need to buy a new robe - this hood's getting ratty." she adds, slinging you over her shoulders. "So, market, main square, or entertainment district first?" she asks.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)15:54 No.17819102
    >market - robe

    Let's get the neccessary stuff out of the way first.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)15:54 No.17819104


    Meant to post that a minute ago, but I think captcha ate my post
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:00 No.17819167
    Yeah let's do this.

    "Careful where you touch me, baby.
    I might unload in your face."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:05 No.17819214
    >"Careful where you touch me, baby.
    >I might unload in your face."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:08 No.17819249
    Would you imply that a conscient musket would not naturally be cocky?

    Also: We are a thinking musket? Really?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:08 No.17819252
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    And get me some gun-lube too, my barrel needs oiling or I won't shoot properly.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:10 No.17819273
    Patience is the gun's main aspect, so I doubt premature firing is something the gun is even capable of.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:14 No.17819300
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    Though, she could still force it, right?
    Get him a little too... triggerhappy.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:15 No.17819312
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    She'd have to work really hard for that, I guess. Let's ask her about her mother.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:17 No.17819334
    On a more serious note:
    Could she cause an accidental shot by pushing the trigger unconsciously?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:20 No.17819353
    I doubt it. Our character seems to be able to decide if he wants to shoot or not, judging from the last thread.
    >> @@ EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)16:21 No.17819365
    You consider making a few jokes regarding phallic imagery and guns, but decide against it, finding it in poor taste.

    >Let us see to the market, first. I can wait on the more interesting parts of the city.

    "I had a feeling you'd say that." she says, making her way through the halls. "Anything you want?"

    >Do you have everything needed to maintain a weapon of my caliber?

    "We should." she comments, before checking a large, walk-in storage closet. She pulls down several tin containers, looking them over. "Yeah, this should do it." she says, picking up a few other cleaning devices. These she drops off in her room before making her way back towards the exit. She drops off the sheafe of papers she had written the last night, before making her way out.

    The sun is bright, and low in the sky. The air is crisp and slightly chilly, and your holder smiles. "I love mornings like this." she comments, before moving along the cobbles. The city is clean, the first thing you note, and the humidity is at a comfortable level for you and her. The architecture is solid, if a bit fond of squares and right angles.

    Time passes as you reach the market. A small crowd is here, and she mills among it looking for goods. A large statue of a young woman in leather holding a sword of rust, gauntlets on boh hands and a helmet on her head, stands over the market, holding the blade to point at the sky.

    You note that not only is it a monument, it is an ingenious clock of sorts, the shadow moving the point at the hour.

    You are the one who chooses whether you fire or not. Misfires are impossible.

    Your holder chooses an excellently dyed robe of very lustrous red, smiling to herself over an good bargain.

    "Is there anything you'd like, Westing?" she asks.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:26 No.17819411
    For ourselves, I'm not sure what we could use. If there is a shop that can accessorize a firearm, then by all means let's have a look.

    Also, last night you said that other items sought to teach you their skills but nothing came of it. Did they fail to teach or did it fail to matter?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:27 No.17819425
    Let's have a look down from a high building.
    Down onto the marketplace.
    Is there a church around here, somewhere?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:28 No.17819432
    "I'd love to know what my standing in the kingdom is. Am I considered property, a serf, a citizen?"

    >Red robe
    "Nice choice, although I'd think you'd look even better in a green one."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:29 No.17819447
    Or wherever we can find the best view.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:31 No.17819456
    >Red or Green
    Hmm... what are the color of her eyes?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:31 No.17819458
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    Red robes are clearly superior.

    Yeah, any targetri- lively place is okay.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)16:34 No.17819485
    But then with hazel eyes rich green clothing can bring out the traces of green in their eyes, the result can be quite striking.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)16:56 No.17819699
    >Tell me, have you ever thought of trying other colours?

    "Red is the uniform. It, uh... It's easier to clean up the testing chambers. When we use the convicts, you see." she says, nervously. "Argyle always did that himself, though. Something about preferring to clean up after himself." she says, letting out a quiet laugh tinged with nervousness. "Anyway. It's red or nothing." she says with a nod.

    >I see. I've been wondering - what is my status in the kingdom?

    "Intelligent items are first-class citizens. I would put them on the same level as nobles - the Queen was adamant they be treated with kindness and respect, and we uphold that tenet." she says. "After all, it's not like they can move around or anything without help, with some exceptions. So we take care of them. After all, they helped defeat Sanguinus, the Orcs, and now the Fae. You might even say that they are the backbone of the kingdom."

    >Hrm. Is there any store that knows how to accessorize a weapon like me?

    "I... no, not really. You're not exactly a common weapon. You're probably one of a hundred or so miniture cannons available. And you're the only magical one."

    >I see. May I see this place from above?

    "Oh, sure. I know a place."

    She ducks through the crowd, smiling to herself, until she reaches a tall watch-tower, clambering up a ladder inside with surprising ease despite her robe. At the top, you can see out, over the crowds. The size of the city is a little daunting, and a castle looms over it at its centre. High walls surround it, and the land outside it has been terraformed with trenches and other wartime constructions on one side. Still, it is a marvelous city.
    "U-uhm, the view is nice, but it's a mite windy. Can we go down, now?" she asks, holding down her robe to keep the wind from flipping it up.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:02 No.17819777
    "Yes, thank you. How far away is the enemy? I didn't get the impression the frontlines are so close it would neccessitate fortifying this city."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:04 No.17819801
    Between the distance, the wind and your stability, I wonder how long it would take for our shot to fire true? We must test such things later.

    ...Maybe you could wear more practical attire under the robe?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:05 No.17819810

    I agree, have her buy a nice set of red pants. Only if she wants, of course.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:08 No.17819837
    I was actually planning for a little lection on power and responsibilty here.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:09 No.17819846
    The only magical hand cannon, well that is interesting. How common are magical bows and crossbow then? Or other ranged weaponry? Because with our ability we may well be effective at the longest range of any weapon in the world.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:33 No.17820105
    If a skilled marksman holds us still and focused long enough, we might be able to snipe the Green Man himself!
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)17:35 No.17820119
    >Yes, thank you. How far away is the enemy? I didn't get the impression the frontlines are so close it would neccessitate fortifying this city.

    "You haven't met the High Warlord." she states dryly, climbing back down and smoothing down her robe. "Preparedness is the mark of a living kingdom!" she says, in a mock-deep voice. "Every citizen should be ready to be a sodier! he can stuff his sword right up his... Anyway, better prepared than dead."

    >Mayhaps one should buy something practical for under the robe?

    "Eheheh, yes. That's a wonderful idea. Some leather pants would be fine. Though I never did like the restricting feeling..." she mumbles to herself, wandering through the market. After buying a nice pair, she nods to herself. "Too bad I can't get it in red without an exhorbant price kick." she mutters.

    >I may very well be the best long-ranged weapon in the kingdom.

    "Since Margollota was shattered, yes, you are." she confirms. "Hence the royal treatment which you are most notably not abusing."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:46 No.17820224
    "What can you tell me about the other weapons. From what you described, I sound like I somewhat unusual in interactions with my users."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:46 No.17820226
    "You haven't really had good experiences with magical items and weaponry, right? I hope not all of us did their best to make treating you like a decent person stand out so much."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:50 No.17820269
    He make take it too far, but he isn't entirely wrong. Of course I'm of a mind that common folk should take up a ranged weapon rather than a sword, less skill to use. And in our case even that doesn't matter.

    Now tell us about this Margollota.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:53 No.17820308
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    You can cheapen the price by wearing normal cloth pants, but with a slitted leather 'skirt' over it, rather than having pants fitted to you.
    Pic related for reference.

    But enough about fashion, what of the foes we face? Stone and Glass, I remember, but no actionable details.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:57 No.17820352
    forgot to mentions, the great part is the gift of mobility along with warmth in the wind and 'breathing' in the summer, and a way to look stylish while protecting your wool or cotton pants from the bloodspray!
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)17:58 No.17820361
    Somehow I think a skirt defeats the purpose have having something practical under the robe.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)18:02 No.17820411
    It is practical.
    This is a working skirt: consider it like a leather apron for the lower body.
    The slitted sides would give mobility, while the skirt itself would reach down to the shins at most. with no frilled edging to catch on anything.
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    That makes me imagine a female version of the hostel outfit.
    I have no clue why I like that idea so much.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)18:07 No.17820462
    But it isn't practical for climbing and shooting form a cold and windy position, which may well happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)18:09 No.17820478
    That is precisely what I was going for, but without the upper half.
    She's a Scribe. If we get stuck with here then things will have gone to shit so badly for that to be a concern.
    Besides, it would be easy to shear off enough so that it stops above the knees.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)18:21 No.17820604
    >take me to a range. I want to meet prospective wielders.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)18:23 No.17820631
    It's an outside chance, but still a chance. Besides it's still cold and windy no matter what else is going on.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)18:59 No.17821084
    >What can you tell me about the other weapons. From what you described, I sound like I somewhat unusual in interactions with my users.

    "Well, what's to be said? Most of them want something they can't really have." she says. "At least... most of them. They hunger for what they can't have, and I'm supposed to make them feel better about standing up against the Fae, or, god forbid, the Breaker." she sighs. "As soon as Argyle says I've done my duty to the State, I'm out. But at least there's the occaisional breath of fresh air, like you."

    >You haven't really had good experiences with magical items and weaponry, right? I hope not all of us did their best to make treating you like a decent person stand out so much.
    "There was a rather nice buckler a month back." she admits. "While he certainly wanted me to tear off my robe in full witness of the Queen's statue, he didn't pester beyond my initial refusal. Most, though? Perverts. Through and through, perverts."

    >What of Margollota?

    "The last living weapon from the Age of Rust. Female-identifying bow, liked to manipulate male wielders. Fought hard, was shattered. I never met her."

    "...I'll think about it. Did you know you can transmit images? I didn't know that. I should write it down, later." she says as she walks the street quietly. You notice people getting out of her way, slight bows in her direction. "So, what now? Entertainment?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:04 No.17821143
    "Well, it's not like I'm going anywhere without you. Anyway, you're the only person I've met so far who at least pretends to be interested in me beyond my abilities as a weapon. I don't want to ruin that."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:05 No.17821163
    We've met like two people so far.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:07 No.17821187
    3 I think.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:10 No.17821226
    We've only talked to two.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:15 No.17821291
    Yeah, but killed one.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:17 No.17821318
    Entertainment? I don't know what could be interesting to us here. Oh wait, what about a play? Something describing great events from the time of the rust princess.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:29 No.17821461
    I don't think we should go to a play. Either we talk and are rude to others, or we sit there like an object with no chance of interaction with her. I'm not trying to get her to be our wielder, but I'd prefer more conversation.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:31 No.17821494
    I personally like this idea. It lets us meet new people and get some useful information
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:32 No.17821501
    How about going to a library? Although we should investige if we can read beforehand.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:32 No.17821504
    Our speech is transmitted mentally, IIRC. Talking wouldn't be rude to others unless we were intentionally transmitting to them.

    It's not polite to talk at a play anyway, and what sort of interaction would you expect at one?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:33 No.17821511
    The lets go to a library and have her read a book of such themes to us.

    A firing range might be fun as well, and if the young lady can tell us some tales from memory along the way that would be even better.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:49 No.17821676
    >A firing range might be fun as well, and if the young lady can tell us some tales from memory along the way that would be even better.

    Shooting, stories, people, sounds like a party to me.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:50 No.17821694
    We'd probably have to visit an archery range, when there are only 100 hand guns in the world.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)19:54 No.17821734
    still a big empty place with stuff to shoot at.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)20:19 No.17821992
    >Would you know where there is a shooting range? Or a firing range?

    "Not for weapons like you, Westing, but there should be an argery range. Is that alright?"

    >Most certainly! Do you perhaps any tales to share?

    "Hm. Hmmmm. Well, there was this one magical item." she says. "Or rather, magical occurence. We found it in, I think it was one of the great theaters. They had this staircase. People started going missing, so we eventually were asked to take a look. We sent down a C-class - that stands for Convict - to go down. He, uh, didn't go back. So we asked the next to carry a simple pulsar -a magically greased stone that sent pulses we could read. The man went down four hundred flights, then vanished! We had a miner dig down and into the stairwell - but it was not even there! Argyle volunteered to look himself, but I convinced him, no, we need you for our country. We eventually sealed it off..."

    You reach a building that is squat and square, near where you began. "Excellent, this looks like the place." she says, slipping inside, looking around. The building seems mostly committed to a clear area for target practice, one wall far off lined with targets, though it appears it's possible to move this low wall further and further back.

    The place feels oddly empty.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:23 No.17822030
    "Why is nobody here? Shouldn't the soldiers be training?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:23 No.17822041
    I don't like this... we get told a story about people magically disappearing, and the we walk into a building that feels *too* empty? That's not at all suspicious.

    We should ask if it's common for no one to be training here. I feel like during war there'd be at least some people here at most times.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:24 No.17822048

    Delicious SCPs.

    Ask her to move the wall all the way back, and take aim.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:25 No.17822065
    Let's hold off on this until we're certain no one's here. Don't want Ceran getting accidentally shot.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:26 No.17822082

    This then make sure no one else is in the area.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:29 No.17822110
    "This place fills me with unease. I think, perhaps, my talents could be used to secure your safety. Ready me, and swivel your aim slowly about the range and rooftops. If there is anything or anyone there to shoot, I will know it."
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)20:39 No.17822222
    >This place fills me with unease. I think, perhaps, my talents could be used to secure your safety. Ready me, and swivel your aim slowly about the range and rooftops. If there is anything or anyone there to shoot, I will know it.

    "Right." the woman says, taking aim. She circles slowly, along the range and the rooftops, taking careful, precise steps.

    Then stops dead.
    "o-oh god." she manages. A creature stands on the roof, a small pillar of darkness. It looks humanoid, but too thin. "Oh god no." Five arms slide from its cloak of darkness, each weilding a wickedly curved knife. She aims at it, but her hands are shaky with fear as a sixth arm slides out, just as armed as the rest. She keeps losing aim on the creature, backing away in fear.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:41 No.17822239
    "Just keep your aim on that thing, I'll do the rest."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:43 No.17822263
    "Trust me fully. I will protect you. Aim me as true as you can."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:44 No.17822271

    "Feel no fear, for you are safer than anyone else alive as long as you are with me. Just aim, and let me do the rest."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:44 No.17822279
    "Just keep me pointed at it, I'll do the rest. I will not miss, and I will not harm befall you."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:47 No.17822309
    >OP, do you prefer commands to general suggestions?

    "Control yourself, Ceran! Was this not what I was made for?! Replace that fear with hatred, and let this fae beast know the wrath of the West!"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:49 No.17822324
    "If you run, it will most likely catch you. If you do not stand your ground and hold me steady, there is nothing I can do to help you. Just aim, don't think on it."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:52 No.17822356
    Keep aiming, be patient, you will not fall to this thing. Back up slowly and concentrate on it as best you can, that will help us.

    >patience is our gift
    >grant it to her, with the calm and control that comes with it
    ...Hey, it's worth a shot!
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:53 No.17822378
    This is 'ego'quest after all, there's no reason we couldn't infuse some of our own into hers.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)20:59 No.17822450
    "Relax, madam.

    I shall deal with this pest."
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)21:00 No.17822474
    That falls under Influence, our reality bending power. We build it up with forsight and planning.

    Or at least thats how it went last time.

    Ask her where their weak point is so we can stike for massive damage.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)21:05 No.17822563
    >Take aim. Do not fear. I shall deal with this pest.

    She takes aim, and you feel that ratcheting tightness again. The creature leans down and scuttles down to the range itself, Ceran maintaining the aim, and then finally, she pulls the trigger.

    You fire, bullet flying forth and tearing through its veils as it rushes forth, three of its arms going limp as it swings with the other side. Ceran stumbles back, away from it, but it steps closer.

    "Sorry!" she says, grasping your warm barrel in her hands, stock swinging around to slam satisfyingly into the creature's jaw. It screams, skittering away as she takes aim again. She doesn't take as long to aim this time, and the bullet glances away from the brain -but gouges out an eye as it skitters off to the roof. She aims again, but it vanishes from sight before she can fire again.

    She drops to her knees in relief, holding you close, and breathing heavily. This has a profound effect on her chest that you feel against your barrel.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:07 No.17822591
    >This has a profound effect on her chest that you feel against your barrel.
    We have a sense of touch?
    Does that mean getting scratches is painful, and being bent is the same experience as someone doing an arm-lock and then pulling too far?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:07 No.17822599
    Resist the urge to be lewd.

    "You did well. Very well, for a scribe. Are you hurt?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:08 No.17822624
    Good enough. Now let's get out of here and warn the others.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:09 No.17822627
    "Well shot. Perhaps we shall make an musketeer of you yet.

    That said, I don't suppose you know what that was, do you?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:09 No.17822630
    "Now that you are safe, tell me these things: What was that, why didn't it die the first time I shot it, and how did it get inside the city?!"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:12 No.17822658
    We should get someone to invest in a bayonet for us.

    "Are you unharmed?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:12 No.17822663
    "And does someone need to be alerted that such things are within the city's walls?"
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)21:12 No.17822670
    Confirm that she is fine, then suggest that the fort/bunker would be a good place to be right now, surrounded by stone and steel.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:14 No.17822691
    Just a side note: Why do people keep calling the sword "Xaven"? It was Xaver, not Xaven.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:15 No.17822700
    A bayonet would be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:15 No.17822705
    We could get a magical dagger attached to us, maybe. Preferably one with a mind for cowardice, protection, or assasination, since t will only be used as a last resort, or to deflect blades, or for quiet kills.
    Where did xaven come from? No one calls it xaven. The sword's name is Wester. Do you have some sort of filter on?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:16 No.17822711
    Our name is Wester.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:16 No.17822718
    I meant the original sword from INFLUENCE quest part one.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:17 No.17822725
    Not to mention a steady harness and/or a bipod.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:17 No.17822741
    And we are not a sword.
    ...I think we're a bit mixed up after that swing. We are not a good improvised melee weapon.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:19 No.17822768
    We should also see about getting a scope and bipod. I know the tech level's low around here, but surely there are astronomers familiar with the necessary glasswork.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:19 No.17822775
    From the beast's reaction I'd say we're an excellent improvised melee weapon
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:19 No.17822780
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)21:21 No.17822809
    Names get distorted by dialects and time.

    A Bayonnet would be good, if sentient is possible aim for a protector, as if anything gets close enough protection is an issue. Perhaps an aggressive charger as a personality counter to our own?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:21 No.17822813
    We don't need it. That's the point of our power.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:22 No.17822829
    Not quite. Our user still needs to roughly see the target's location.
    If we want to be sniping from a mile or three away, then we need a scope.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:23 No.17822832
    Anyway, right now our priorities should be;
    >Making sure Ceran's alright.
    >Getting to safety and reporting the sighting.
    >Getting accessories.

    Maybe other things if they come up, but the first two should definitely be done before the third.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:23 No.17822840
    I second this motion.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:26 No.17822879
    Exactly. And a bipod will heap deal with the unsteady hand issue, too, and can be built by any skilled metalworker. Hell, since we're apparently such a big deal and can make requests, let's get a monopod to complete the set, allowing our user to aim us with perfect steadiness.

    Of course, but there's no harm in planning ahead.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)21:27 No.17822893
    In the original quest, we were a sword named Xaver 66. Remember this, it is fairly important in universe.

    Why in hell do we need a scope or pod? Stability and focus dont matter to our accuracy, time is. If someone is visible, they are just as visible with a scope. And we correct our aim in flight, so no need to compensate for shaky hands. As long as we aim at someone, we get more accurate the longer we aim.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:28 No.17822901
    Xaver 88. The number is a reference to the suggestion that we be an 88mm gun.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:28 No.17822904
    Xaver 88, because our mommy was an 88mm flak cannon.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)21:29 No.17822909
    >You did well. Very well, for a scribe.

    "Yes, well, more than once I've had to knock out an item-possessed Argyle. You, uh. It's all in the hip, and shoulders, mostly." she manages, the dialogue calming her.

    >Are you alright?

    "Yes, I should be fine. I wasn't even nicked." she says. "That... was a fae. They... They like to do that. Sneak in, attack someone unimportant. No one knows why. They don't like talking to us."

    She uses you to stand up, grunting a little.

    >Why didn't it die?

    "It's Fae. There's no real way of telling. Every sngle one is different. The only thing that unites them is their aggression and uniqueness, with the exception of their frontline soldiers."

    >Should we tell someone?

    "They never attack anyone but one person." she says. "We should be fine."

    She makes to leave, but a barrel-chested fellow blocks her way. Tall, thick with muscle, and missing an eye, he grins at Ceran.
    "Hello there, missy. Whatcha doin' in a place like this? Little Scribe come to check out the men?"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:29 No.17822912
    >Of course, but there's no harm in planning ahead.
    Fair enough, and it's not like Ego doesn't know we want to get her to safety.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:29 No.17822916
    Fomr last thread.
    >others ask what happened to a sword called Xaven 88 - a sword that vanished once he was in the Archives. Others want to know about the Sword of the Throne, which was never used.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:31 No.17822938
    Do we still have that limited telekinesis thing?

    If so, jerk ourselves up and smack that motherfucker in the face.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:32 No.17822954
    We can only shoot. that would seem a little excessive at this point.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:33 No.17822968
    The more accurate we start, the less time it takes for us to correct everything. While we don't need anything extra, it may come in handy.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:34 No.17822973
    Not fucking Xaven
    Stop that
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)21:35 No.17822991
    ((Yo, Xaver/Xaven has been mixed up pretty much from the start.))
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:35 No.17822992
    >"Hello there, missy. Whatcha doin' in a place like this? Little Scribe come to check out the men?"
    Make it very clear that you wield a magical weapon, and just dealt with a fae who snuck into their complex without them knowing.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:35 No.17823001
    Tell him about us and that we came along to test our ability on the range, only to get in fight with a fey.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:35 No.17823002
    We don't have to be touching who we talk to IIRC.

    "Yes, I asked her to show me some of the city's marksmen."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:36 No.17823009
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:37 No.17823021

    "No, no, just wounded a fey, nothing serious. TOOL."

    Where was this guy? For that matter, where was everyone?
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)21:42 No.17823082
    Try to talk to him, verbally or mentally 'nope, bagging some fae downrange. Besides, you aren't my type.'
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:43 No.17823095
    I assume that medical technology isn't advanced enough that shooting him non-fatally should he try to take us by force could be repaired?

    We might not want to make our presence known unless he is actually hostile. She and he could be close friends, or he could be a bullying type of person. We should wait to act.

    We are a gun of patience after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:44 No.17823111

    New idea.
    If we don't have to be touching someone to speak to their mind, and we are able to chose who we are talking to exclusivity. What is stopping us from making the most horrible screaming sound and directing it at that jerk?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:46 No.17823138
    He's not necessarily a jerk. They could be old friends and this is how they banter. Let's wait just a little bit.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:47 No.17823151
    I agree. Patience, and all that. Let's watch the situation unfold.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:48 No.17823156

    Maybe, but he still seems like a jerk,
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:48 No.17823163
    Patience is what we are all about.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:49 No.17823169
    Wait, we can transmit images, can't we?
    >for the love of god, don't follow this link
    >really, don't. There is gore and scat, and then there are waking nightmares that are all the worse because they really truely exist.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:50 No.17823180

    For future reference, you should put the warning before the image.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:51 No.17823185
    Jesus Christ.

    Too bad this sort of psychological warfare probably won't work on Fae.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:53 No.17823201
    We don't even know if we can effect other people, so just put that away.

    Blocking it entirely if at all possible.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)21:53 No.17823209
    Belatedly noted.
    A fair point. It would probably give them ideas, even!
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)21:58 No.17823253
    This strikes me as potential rape. So waiting might not be the best idea. Being nobility, we could avoid any situations by letting our presence be known.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)22:00 No.17823284
    "Ugh, no, Damien. I'm not fourteen anymore. You should know that by now!"

    The man laughs and smacks her on the back.
    "Still, Ceran, nice to see you!"

    She giggles innocently.
    "I've a new 'friend'. He wanted to come to the range."

    "He's not like the crossbow, is he?" the large man asks, sounding worried.

    "No, Damien. Nothing like him."

    "GOOD! Maybe he can teach mah bios a lesson or two. Gris, Scherald!" he calls.

    Two young men, somewhat top-heavy, walk in. They hold longbows, and a quiver on their back. They wear leather gloves, and seem to have very strong arms. "It's alright, now. That damn sinking feeling is gone."

    They look relieved, then immetietly set the wall of targets back a ways, not even noting Ceran.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:03 No.17823339
    "Would you like to join them, Ceran? We can certainly show them something."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:05 No.17823356
    So I guess he does know about the Fae attack?

    Also, is it really that bad that being attacked by the Fae, away from the front lines, is a nonchalant matter? That is worrying.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:05 No.17823365
    Yes let's show these archers what for. It's almost not even sporting of us, but oh well. It serves its purpose.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:06 No.17823370

    Ask about the sinking feeling. Then show them who's the best aim, ever.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:06 No.17823374
    I second this. It also lets us watch them and see if any of the three are any good.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:06 No.17823380
    we may even let Ceran choose one of them to 'try us out'.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:08 No.17823395
    I want to compare our ability in her hands to theirs and their chosen weapon first, before that.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)22:11 No.17823440
    Musclebound archers? My brain is full of fuck, all that size gets in the way of a proper draw. Plus patience isn't helpful to non-compound bows, you fatigue yourself the longer you hold your shot. Dont think we can do much for them.

    Also, what is our firing method and how are we loaded? Like a muzzleloader (most likely if guns are seen as small cannons) or something else? Flintlock, fuse, wheel lock? Lead ball, mini ball, paper cartrige, or metal cartrige? Because we seem to shoot a bit fast for this era...
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:13 No.17823467
    We aren't loaded.
    We are a flintlock musket that magically only needs to have the hammer drawn, if even that.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:13 No.17823478

    Just to nitpick, you do need to be strong to pull back the string of a longbow. Not any asshole can hit the pullstrength on those things easily, and if you need to do it quickly, and repeatably you need to have strong arms, shoulders, and chest. Them being top-heavy is par the course for longbowmen.

    Also, we don't need to be reloaded. In the previous thread it was revealed that we generate our own ammunition and powder.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)22:15 No.17823510
    She smiles, raising you onehanded to point at one of the targets. They look at her, and laugh, and then she fires after holding you for about fifteen seconds.

    The target falls over, a smoking hole directly in the center. She raises an eyebrow.

    "Awright, lady. What's yer game?" one of the big men ask as he partner draws and fires. His own strikes center.

    "A shooting match. My friend wants to challenge you."

    "Ha! Oh, alright then. But there's nothing on the line, here. What're yer gonna bet, yer clothes?"

    This rises a hearty laugh from his friend. Both wear leather vests and trousers with strong boots and gloves.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:16 No.17823523
    This reminds me, how fast do can we reload? What is our best possible rate of fire? I mean it isn't our strong point, rather the opposite in fact, but it is still good to know.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:17 No.17823535
    >What're yer gonna bet, yer clothes?
    I feel OP has been testing us, NOtice the number of times there has been blatantly obvious chances to be lewd?
    I assume we can fire at least six rounds a minute. Ten seconds is enough time to be recovered from the last shot, draw the hammer and take aim.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:18 No.17823541
    we should probably try and figure out our maximum effective range too.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:18 No.17823545
    well we seem to reload magically after being aimed so I assume as long as it takes to retake aim from a rest position
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:19 No.17823553
    Well... you have pants, they have pants. As long as you don't wager more than that you're fine. It isn't realy *ladylike* but it could be good for a laugh, and you'd stay decent under your robes even if you lost. Which you won't.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)22:19 No.17823555
    Why yes. She wants red leather pants, and if we win they get her a pair. Up to her what she wants to wager.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:20 No.17823570
    I like.
    Rather than betting immediate, bet favors.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:22 No.17823591
    We already bought some pants, and I doubt theirs will fit. Ask Ceran if we can win something for her.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:24 No.17823605
    Remember how we had some issues getting a shot off at that Fae because Ceran's aim wobbled? We need to be held STEADY, the more the better, and I'm sure the importance of this increases vastly with range.

    It sounds like we're loaded as soon as we're aimed. If so, we should be an exceedingly effective close-combat weapon as well; our accuracy will be limited by the skill of the user, instead of magically boosted, but that's not terribly important when we can fire as rapidly as our user can deliberately aim.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:25 No.17823613
    We could bet a chance to fire us a couple of times, but it's doubtful that if they win they'd want to try us, likely seeing us as an inferior weapon. But if we wager that and win, we can't exactly let them try us out, or the bet would've been useless.

    tl;dr It's unlikely that we can meaningfully bet anything that Westing can offer.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:26 No.17823627
    Aye, but that mean we need someone calm.
    We cannot be used by a panicked user, that deactivates us. We need someone who can turn around, see a monster, and without flinching or blinking aim and fire.

    Also, keep in mind we CAN fire ourselves. Remember we fired to wake up Ceran.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:27 No.17823640
    If we load every time we're aimed, and we're a musket, we are an easy source of infinite quantities of gunpowder and shot, usable simply by aiming us at a target, then holding us barrel-down and shaking the load out. So we could offer them a sizable amount of gunpowder.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:28 No.17823641
    >tl;dr It's unlikely that we can meaningfully bet anything that Westing can offer.
    bag them a dinner fit for a king?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:28 No.17823646
    If we can indeed confer patience on to our user, then that's no obstacle at all.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)22:29 No.17823654
    Last time we genderswapped our wielder basically the second we were picked up. Think hes trying to find at what point that happens here.
    As an archer, let me tell you the term 'longbow' is about as descriptive as 'longsword'. You are thinking of the crazy ass british ones that some people had to draw with their whole body. Longbow just means it isn't a part of the recurve master race. You dont need to be considered 'top heavy' until you reach 175+ lbs of pull, and that is closer to a ballista.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:30 No.17823664
    I like this. Go up high, find something that they'd want to eat, and aim for a minute or three. That would also be a good test of our max range and it'd be impressive.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:32 No.17823691
    Ah, sorry then, I was thinking of the British archers. My mistake.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:34 No.17823716
    Besides, we established the muskets personality as well spoken and not rude from the first thread. He's done nothing but nudge us to a more consistent character.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:36 No.17823728
    "If either of you two win, I'll let you use me to hunt down any animal you can see from the top of the walls for you to drag home and feast upon. Should I and Ceran win, you two will buy her the red leather pants that she wants."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:38 No.17823749
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    >recurve master race
    If these guys are boywers, why don't we channel the Recurve bow design into Ceran and have her teach it to them as HER failing the bet?
    A chance for a better bow would be nice, not to mention the pride of being the first to make it.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)22:38 No.17823754
    "Oh, no. Not stripping at the behest of weapon or man." Ceran says playfully.

    "Fine. If you win..."

    "If you win, you buy me dinner. A nice dinner. And if you win, I'll bag you one myself."

    "Oh, really?"

    "From the guard tower." she adds, for impact.

    "But the nearest wildlife..."

    She nods.
    "I can pony up, don't worry. Shall we?"

    "Three shots. You've five seconds to aim. Best of three wins."

    Damien sets the targets at the farthest, small white circles with little circles upon them.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)22:41 No.17823778
    Or we can abuse our nobility status a bit and reccomend them for promotion if they beat us.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:41 No.17823780
    Ok now, time is limited but it isn't just about time. Keep calm and steady. And use both hands this time.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:41 No.17823788
    >"From the guard tower." she adds, for impact.
    >"But the nearest wildlife..."
    Sounds like we'll REALLY need that scope and bipod.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:44 No.17823823
    Nah, enough time and we can shoot anything in range without fail. Our only real limitation is the power behind our shot.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:45 No.17823844
    The power isn't the issue. Enough time and it will hit without fail. The issue is line of sight. The target has to stay visible.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:46 No.17823847
    This. Exactly this.

    Well, if we happen to lose, then hopefully we'll be able to pick one of these up on the way.

    Also, EGO, do we know if we get some quantity of money for our use, or are we completely reliant on Ceran for currency?
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:46 No.17823849
    "Focus now, Ceran. let your mind focus on the target, and ONLY the target. It is the criminal, you are the executor, and Wester 47 is your loyal blade."
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:47 No.17823862
    ...Does it? It's not like we've tested on targets with cover of any sort yet.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:47 No.17823865
    And we need to be aimed at it steadily, which, again, gets much harder at range.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:48 No.17823875
    We're named Westing. Numerically, it's 45, not 47, and think you're being metaphorical, so I'll assume you're aware we're a gun.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:49 No.17823883
    >You know this is impossible - the target must be in sight.

    from the previous thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:49 No.17823889
    My understanding is that the guys that made us will go to some lengths to serve our whims just to keep us happy and complaint. If it'll drastically improve our combat efficacy, I'm sure they'll be happy to fund whatever we need.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:53 No.17823935
    One we can't see at all, sure. But what of a target that we train our aim at, that ducks behind cover and reemerges? Or that we only get glimpses of as it travels through fog? One that we can hear approaching from behind a wall, and we ready to fire at it from the doorway? There is much to test concerning our ability and limits.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:54 No.17823957
    In that case we can 'track' it like on MW3.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:55 No.17823959
    Assure her, tell her to keep calm and trust that she can do this, she just needs to hold us as steadily as she can.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:55 No.17823970

    This, we don't know that "sight" is needed. What if the person can hear the target, what if they are told where the target is. Can we be used as artillery getting the location from a third party?
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)22:56 No.17823988
    Thus my issue with the scope. Line of sight is still line of sight. Whether the target seems 1mm tall or 4 meters, he's still in los. The scope only helps the weilder, provided the scope is accurate and the wielder is too.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:57 No.17823991
    Artillery coords are too abstract.
    Now if we wre told "behind you, to the left, on top of the steeple behind the third chimney' while the user also had an almost photographic memory so as to envision it, then sure.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)22:59 No.17824042

    Yes but we don't know how well it works yet.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:03 No.17824091
    Now you guys are taking it too far. We were told we gain accuracy as we aim AT the target. We arent a hunting shotgun, that you snap at ducks then shoot. We are a sniper's weapon. We need sight and time. If we lack those, we miss.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:05 No.17824106
    We don't need to aim directly at the target though. Just kind of level it and be in the general region, and itll hit.
    So optimally we'd need a high vantage point, with an open area in front of us, and we could hit even moving targets.
    We'll be best at defensive tactics, really.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:05 No.17824109
    >We arent a hunting shotgun
    ...Can we reload ourselves with buckshot? I want to try that later.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:06 No.17824121

    But there is no known requirement for "sight" at least, we could still work off hearing, I mean you can throw stuff at a sound. So we too should be able to be aimed at a sound.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/05/12(Sun)23:06 No.17824122
    Ceran ignores the multitude of squabbling and discussing tones as she takes to heart the singular advice you give. She aims carefully, stance slightly improved from before. As soon as Damien shouts the signal to fire, she pulls the trigger, and there is a sound like thunder.

    "I... hit." she manages, as both the arrows find their mark near the centre, her own landing in the white space at the edge of the target.

    Again they draw and again she aims, and again she fires - this time a little closer to the center. The five seconds simply aren't enough.
    She takes aim for the final shot, and this time, her aim is true, her stance perfect, as she fires, a black dot appearing on the red centre of the target.

    Ceran whoops as she jumps in the air - even the archers weren't able to manage that!
    "So where we eating, boys~?" she asks playfully.

    "Ceran, can I see that weapon of yours?" Damien asks, suddenly there.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:07 No.17824143
    >...Can we reload ourselves with buckshot?
    We magically load ourselves.
    ...though I suppose we could try.
    Maybe we could stick something else in there, like that Lara Croft 'screwdriver gun' thingie from years back.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:08 No.17824146
    What I want to know is if we can be aimed at the expectation of something. Specifically I want to see if we can shoot out one of these archers arrows mid flight.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:08 No.17824152
    Guys, come the fuck on. Even if we CAN aim ourselves, it's better if all we need to do is adjust. Have her at least TRY to aim.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:11 No.17824187
    No, we have some people justifying the accuracy against targets we are yet to see but know of, or hit targets no longer visible by getting information from others. Yes we work best on defense or when we can work the battle to our specifications (vantage point with cover, open lanes of fire going to us with no blind points)
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:12 No.17824214
    Guess he's just figuring out we're a magical weapon. Seriously though, how did they think she defended herself from a Fae? She's a scribe.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:13 No.17824224
    "For what purpose Damien? I like knowing why I'm in someone's hands before I reside there"
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:15 No.17824266
    When you hand it over, do so barrel first.
    >refuse to fire while not in Ceran's hands.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:16 No.17824281
    This is a friend of yours Ceran, if you trust us with us then who are we to argue the point. I do agree he should state his intent first though.

    He already knew that much.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:16 No.17824284

    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:18 No.17824312
    >trust us with him
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:18 No.17824316
    Ceren works with magical items, of couse he thinks we're magical. She wouldn't have us otherwise.

    Bypass the handing part and ask him what he wants to know. Bit impatient but I'm hesitant to leave our wielder.u
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:19 No.17824336
    >Can I see that weapon of yours?

    Damn, they figured us out.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:21 No.17824370
    Eh, they wagered against a magical weapon of unknown ability. Who cares what is "found out" the victory was completely fair.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:24 No.17824446
    but of course. Time to introduce ourselves to an actual prospective user.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:30 No.17824575
    Not our type. We need a quick, stealthy type who can hide up trees and then dash off to the forest when we finally give ourselves away. Their actual accuracy with us is unneeded. We are a sniper rifle, we should be carried by a sniper.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:31 No.17824584
    She is NOT our wielder, she just carries us around.

    Also, I think our magic aim accumulates when aimed at the same target repeatedly--I doubt she suddenly stumbled into perfect aim.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:31 No.17824591
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    This conversation is starting to remind me of /k/ s "What can we fit into a shotgun shell?" threads
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:31 No.17824593
    Pretty much this. So we should probably just ask him why he wants to see us.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:32 No.17824603
    True enough. However, this guy has connections to those who would be our type, which makes him useful.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:33 No.17824616
    Guy here has a point. Someone who can shimmy up to high places, and get away quickly is needed. Someone who can hide when needed, and survive when shit gets tough. Someone like Simo Häyhä.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:34 No.17824630
    If we can reload ourselves with whatever we like that would be fantastic.

    Hey if this guy goes to fire us, then let's try to be loaded with confetti.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:38 No.17824705
    or gold.

    Or fire.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:39 No.17824712
    Thats falls under Ceran's job. They create, test, then use magical items. Part of that would include finding ideal wielders for us, likely drawn from military forces. We'll probably end up in the hands of a scout or assassin, they fall under our specifications nicely.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:39 No.17824717
    So much this.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:44 No.17824790
    Instead of confetti, why not those cartoon flags that say 'bang' on them pops out?

    In fact, that should be standard procedure when we are fired against our will.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:45 No.17824810

    No not just the flag, also confetti with the flag.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:46 No.17824824
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:48 No.17824857
    We can't be fired against our will. We can decide not to fire.

    We know we can trust Ceran more than we can trust anyone else at the moment, since we know the most about her. So for now let's just stay in her hands until we find an actual candidate.
    >> That McGuyver 02/05/12(Sun)23:49 No.17824870
    Hahaha sure. Hand over to him then fire flag+confetti if he pulls the trigger. Need to troll somehow.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:49 No.17824873
    >We can decide not to fire.
    Well of course, but this is FAR more amusing.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:49 No.17824876
    Yes, we know, we're saying we should do this instead of just not firing.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:51 No.17824910
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    Pic guy here, If he pulls the trigger after the flag pops out, we should shoot the flag out perfectly
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:56 No.17824962
    Yes. the second she hands us over to him hes going to turn evil and steal us.

    you all need to relax. it's not like hes a random guy off the street.
    >> Anonymous 02/05/12(Sun)23:58 No.17825001

    But we want to know why, have you never been curious? The character is methodical, he thinks things through, he asks questions before doing things.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/06/12(Mon)00:01 No.17825036
    "Excuse me, Damien." she says, pointing you at the ground and shaking. The bullet, and the powder, doesn't fall out. "Okay. Here you are~, do give him back."

    The man takes you in his hands, aiming you with care.
    "Hrm." he mutters, looking you over. "Okay. It's like a cannon. Less powder. Good heft. Recoil won't matter when it's this big. Reload?"

    "It does it itself."

    This earns a grunt of approval.
    He turns his back on the target, thinking.
    "Mister miniature cannon, if I turn around and pull the trigger, so as to test your efficacy, will you actually fire? 'Cause I'd hate to be made a fool on mah own range, suchlike."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:02 No.17825058
    Ehhh.... I was all for the troll shot, but since he asked nicely...
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:02 No.17825065

    Fire for him, but if we can, add confetti.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:02 No.17825066
    We should probably fire.
    He doesn't seem untrustworthy, and if he aims at a person we can change our minds then.
    Annoucne this in glorious image form, vis a vis an angel coming down from heaven with a scroll labelled yes. Slowly.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:03 No.17825073
    "I'm better with time than with impulsive shots, but provided you're pointing me down range, I will fire."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:04 No.17825106
    Yeah let's try that later. He asked nicely so let's be the same.

    Go ahead sir, fire at will.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:05 No.17825120
    "aim me for a few seconds and you'll be the best marksman in the land."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:05 No.17825121
    Well, he did ask nicely.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:07 No.17825141
    "Considering you not only asked nicely, but consider us with a professional attitude, certainly!"
    "I don't suppose you've had other magical weapons make a 'fool' of you before?"

    >fire "bang" sign to hit dead on the target.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)00:07 No.17825145
    'Its Westing 45, and I much prefer having time to take aim at my target, but I will fire.'

    Fire shot and confetti, or gunpowder that makes the muzzleflash hot pink.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:09 No.17825168
    This since we are a rather serious weapon and being silly/impulsive doesn't really fit with out persona (also long term getting in good graces with a man in the ranged weapon trade will likely help in finding candidates)
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/06/12(Mon)00:09 No.17825176
    >I'm better with time than with impulsive shots, but provided you're pointing me down range, I will fire.


    He spins, into a crouched aim, and fires downrange, at the one she had been aiming at. Ceran's hole becomes an oval. he whistles, appreciatively. "Too bad I can't go out on the lines no mo'. This'd be a fine weapon."

    >Aim me for a few seconds and you'll be the best marksman in the land.

    "Haw. Already am." he says, handing you back. Ceran sighs.

    "You know you can re-enlist."

    "Fuck that." the man says simply. "I'm better off working here, training, and breedan. Boys, you owe her a right dinner."

    "But father-"

    "Be a fuckin' man and pay yer debts." he growls, and they relent. "Thank ye for the priveledge, Ceran. It's always a pleasure."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:11 No.17825199
    Yes let's fire well for him. ...He can later hand us to the guy who challenged us earlier, we'll make him fire confetti. If we can, I think any trick like that would have to be declared after we fire and before we reload.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:11 No.17825202
    we could do amazing things in his hands.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:12 No.17825219
    Dude didn't even need to aim. Wow.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:12 No.17825223
    "Shame I won't be able to have dinner as well. Such is the life of a talking musket."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:13 No.17825236
    Anyway back to Ceran then?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:13 No.17825239
    >"Thank ye for the priveledge, Ceran. It's always a pleasure."
    "Ceran, do make sure to let him know that it was our pleasure to be handled by a fine marksman. Oh, and tips on fighting fey, at range please. We may be magical, but we are still a newborn."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:13 No.17825240

    but he may not be stealthy enough, though a running gunning musket would be fun too.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:14 No.17825251
    Tell your boys not to go around challenging people with magical weapons of unknown ability if they are going to be sore losers about it. Let's see him make a shot with us.

    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:16 No.17825276
    We could offer to drop the debt if they let us shoot a board from their hand. It's a test to see if they flinch, even though we'll only fire confetti.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)00:18 No.17825296
    Thats the beauty of our power, we dont need to be weilded by a marksman. I'd rather us be used by an assassin or scout than some guy attached to a unit of other archers. We work much better unseen far behind enemy lines than in the hands of some archer on the front lines. He is fairly useless to us.

    Onward to dinner!
    (what would a gun consider a meal?)
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:18 No.17825298
    Nah, let's restore Ceran's faith in magical talking weapons some more and let her have her dinner. Poor girl gets too much grief from our kind.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:18 No.17825304

    But we don't know if we can fire confetti yet!
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:20 No.17825325
    If we successfully reload ourselves with confetti, then we can have fun with that. If not, oh well.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:24 No.17825380
    Then let's test. We ARE at a range after all, and it would only take a few seconds.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)00:33 No.17825476
    Now would be a good time to test our power. We should try:
    Target behind cover
    Target around corner
    Ricochet accuracy, perhaps with help of a mirror
    Load self with buckshot
    Load self with pointed round w/ rifling on round (if we have none ourselves)
    Load self with less than lethal round
    Load self with confetti
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:35 No.17825498
    More then that, we should have Damien do all the testing.
    He IS a professional after all.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:35 No.17825499
    Yes, all this testing will be much more easily done with this experienced marksman. Let's get to it!
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:37 No.17825519
    Might as well do a little testing. No harm to it, and it will only take ten minutes top in game, and Ego can basically just tell us what does and doesn't work.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)00:41 No.17825565
    Bad idea with a pro, we are quantifying OUR power, we dont want a weilders skill skewing our lowest expectations. Besides, forgot to say 'time to become accurate if deliberately bad aim is used', he seems to take advantage of aim magic quicker as he needs less of it. We want minimum standards, not maximums.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:42 No.17825573
    add "shoot blindfolded at noisemaker"
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:43 No.17825581
    It's not a matter of total ability, he'll know how much of an influence we have on him because of his experience.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:44 No.17825589
    Yep, let's get some good testing in, then go get those bipod, monopod, and telescopic sight upgrades, and then have another round of longer-range testing.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:45 No.17825593
    The thing is though we will be operated by a professional considering our single high value target ability so getting someone with a similar skill level to use us will give overall more consistent results with field situations.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)00:49 No.17825644
    The idea is to know if someone completely untrained (ceran) can use us to pull off nigh-impossible shots. If the wield could already do that, or was close to being able, what did we learn? Skill is a veriable in our testing, and Ceran is a good canidate for eliminating that variable. Using her gives us our minimum standards, and then we know we need at least X to pull off Y shot, subtracting Z from X where Z is wielder skill.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:50 No.17825657
    This is a good point. So... testing with Damien, then shopping, then Ceran's dinner, since it's probably noon at the latest by now.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/06/12(Mon)00:50 No.17825661
    ((Holy fuck, did we hit autosage/bump limit?))
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:51 No.17825671
    No. Around 40 posts to go.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:52 No.17825673
    Not yet, we're at 261 posts and counting.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:52 No.17825677
    I think the limit is 250 posts.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:53 No.17825692
    I stand corrected.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:53 No.17825697
    Yup. Don't let that stop you. Another update or two than new thread.
    Void Quest and Meta-Quest usually hit 400-500 before hitting page fifteen, though admittedly the former was full of shitstorms and the latter was full of REQUISITIONS.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:53 No.17825700
    The limit was raised to 300 a few months (perhaps even a year) ago.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)00:54 No.17825707
    Think so. But this is /tg/, we have 5+ hours before we dissapear. Don't fear the autosage (learn how to fly)
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)00:56 No.17825719
    >though admittedly the former was full of shitstorms

    Stop it, you're making me nostalgic.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/06/12(Mon)01:00 No.17825768
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    "I getcher." the old veteran states.

    >Target behind cover
    He nods, sending the boys to set up the advanced bits for his range - series of wooden boards to move back and forth, covering the targets. You note losing Accuracy as soon as the target falls from view.

    Ceran does the same - and you note the same.

    >Target around corner
    "Eh. First test covers that - gotta see it, right?"

    >Ricochet accuracy, perhaps with help of a mirror
    "Fuckin' hate trick shots..." the man mumbles, yet pulls one off with ease. Ceran doesn't fare as well - rather, not at all. It seems the only thing that matters is a straight line.

    >Load self with buckshot
    You attempt to change your load with each shot, but nothing changes.

    "Well, that was fun as 'ell. Tell yer what - you put that bad boy in my hands, I'll see about re-enlisting."

    Ceran nods, taking you back. her familiar hands are nice after the rough, yet skilled handling of Damien.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:01 No.17825780
    OP Image looks like two juggalos arguing.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:03 No.17825799
    I guess the trickshot also covered the blindshot?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:04 No.17825814
    Well, now that we know that we're only good for straight lines with normal rounds except for whatever our wielder can do, time to go Shopping. Well, assuming we have funds.

    Unless in this strange world, dinner takes place this early.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:06 No.17825830
    Well that was fun. We'd be a dangerous team no doubt about it. He's a bit rough though. If our eventual user doesn't have soft hands like yous they should at least use lotion or gloves or something.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)01:06 No.17825840
    While interesting, an accuracy based weapon doesn't need a marksman as a user. I'm still aiming for a scout or assassin, they would be our best wielders.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:07 No.17825853

    Well to bad about the confetti

    Yes, rough hands equals gloves.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:07 No.17825859
    >rough yet skilled

    So we have to have straight LOS to the target?

    Also, rip void quest. Anybody ever find out what happened to it? It dissapeared right as shit started getting real on that magitek planet.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:09 No.17825888
    Vedibere got bogged down with schoolwork. He's repeatedly promised to continue when he has the time, but no word on when that will be.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:10 No.17825901
    he is doing a doctorate. Or was it post doc now?
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)01:12 No.17825922
    You secretly desire to have carnal relations with your mother. You are also envious of hatchet owners.

    Freud, the troll of the psychology world.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:13 No.17825946
    Well I think we need to go to the library, or see about a scope, though I think we may want instead to get a regular looking glass and then look into a spotter in addition to whoever will be wielding us.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:18 No.17826008
    Time to go see about getting ourselves some addons!
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)01:20 No.17826035
    Ugh no sniper/spotter teams. If we know we hit our target, we are basically a spotter. Also, need to look into a bayonette, perhaps a sentient defending one (could just be a dagger or sword strapped on with a special device, wouldn't have to be too complex, try the place they put objector weapons, see if we can talk one into joining us)
    >> Gray 02/06/12(Mon)01:22 No.17826052
    So shopping list;
    >Fold down Bi-pod

    Anything else we should look into?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:25 No.17826097
    Something nice for Ceran perhaps, if we come across anything she might like.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:28 No.17826143

    >Rope, because you always need rope
    >a sling, so we can be easily carried while slung over a shoulder.
    >maybe some confetti to stick in the end of the barrel on occasion.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:29 No.17826149
    we'll ask/royally demand she get a small bonus to splurge with.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)01:29 No.17826153
    Rifling. If we don't have it, we're inventing it here and now.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:30 No.17826179
    >>Rope, because you always need rope
    And a twelve foot pole.
    In fact, we need an underslung attachment for things like poles and bayonets to be easily latched into.
    No need at all. The rifling is part of the magic.
    >> Gray 02/06/12(Mon)01:32 No.17826213
    We know we can feel things, so this would be the gun equivalent of having our arms partially hollowed out. We probably don't want to do this.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:35 No.17826234

    True, and for a likely negligible affect on our abilities.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/06/12(Mon)01:36 No.17826244
    >Can we get rifling?

    (Time spent explaining the procedure.)

    "No. Magical weapons cannot be damaged. Even if we wanted to, such a procedure would be wholly impossible. On you." she smiles. "However... I can offer it to the league of Crafters. If you like?" she says, saying goodbye to the men and returning to the market.

    The market is empty.
    >> Gray 02/06/12(Mon)01:38 No.17826276
    "An empty gun range and now an entirely empty market. I'm starting to sense a pattern."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:39 No.17826278
    Oh no, not again.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:39 No.17826282
    ...Shit. What the hell is going on around here? You can't tell me this place is supposed to be empty right now. Assume hostilities, ready us for defense and get yourself out of here as soon as possible.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:39 No.17826287

    Market is Empty?

    Well then first order of business, find out why the hell the market is empty.

    If it is nothing threatening see about our list, if it is something threatening, wait for the perfect moment, then destroy it.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:39 No.17826289
    >The market is empty.
    "Ceran, this had better be a holy day or some shit, because this is some terrible security if Fae come and go willy-nilly in our own fucking capital."
    "Start aiming, start swiveling, you know the drill."
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)01:47 No.17826372
    Fey attack when you're alone, so why the hell are you walking around alone anymore? Next time we find a soldier we're making him follow you.

    For now just focus on surviving.
    >> Gray 02/06/12(Mon)01:57 No.17826473
    "Prepare yourself for an attack, and press your back up against a way so that a Fey cannot sneak up behind you. This seems to similar for it to be a coincidence."
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)01:57 No.17826477
    'Hope you learned something on the range, think the fae are about to attack again. Might want to start moving to the fort or barracks for an escort. And pointing me around so I can shoot them. Just a suggestion.'
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:01 No.17826511
    Now in autosage.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 02/06/12(Mon)02:01 No.17826512
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    >Aim me. Same as before, just remain calm.

    "I am calm." she says, leveling you with steady hands, slowly revolving around the eerie market. And there he is, standing on the sword of the Queen of Rust. A pillar of darkness, as usual, which then blossoms into three arms, each weilding a blade. It leaps from the sword, towards Ceran, She fires, hastily - The bullet slams into the figure, sending its controlled leap into a spin as Ceran tries to run, but trips, dropping you.


    She gets up as the shadow behind her rises, looming. Barely dodging a three-blade swipe, she dashes to you, picking you up and landing on her posterior to aim you - but changes plans, raising you to turn aside another assault.

    [[OUR BR-]]

    Is all it can say before she slams the barrel into its wide, stretching maw and fires.

    The creature disperses like so much darkness, and she hugs you close again.

    You would feel victorious, were it not for the sensation that you know, in your heart of hearts, that you will now work much, much better in the dark.

    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:04 No.17826536
    we absorb fae essences?
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:05 No.17826544

    That shall be useful, sooo new tactic, shoot legs, bash faces.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:06 No.17826556
    Or simply learn from our kills... but that alone wouldn't make us feel uneasy.
    >> Gray 02/06/12(Mon)02:07 No.17826564
    We were told in part one that she's not allowed to tell us about the process in which a weapon like us is "born"

    I was beginning to suspect that we may have once been human... but I think the fae may have been about to say "Our Brother," which makes me think we were once something else.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:10 No.17826587
    Spirit of Fae, Enwombed in Man, Born to Serve the Royal of Rust...
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:16 No.17826646
    I'm glad you decided to restart the quest. Thanks for the thread.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:17 No.17826661
    Or whatever. It doesn't matter where we came from, except in what it means for the present situation, to defend those who deserve to live.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:18 No.17826665
    This shall be our dream tonight.

    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:18 No.17826671

    True and Ceran has been awesome so far.
    >> That McGuyver 02/06/12(Mon)02:22 No.17826702
    Working better in darkness just pushes the scout/assassin angle that much more.

    And yeah, we are probably made of fae-stuff and they want it back. Too early to decide anything though, the truth will out eventually.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:24 No.17826721
    I heard speaking about The Breaker before who was the only one to destroy magic weapons.
    Maybe he is not breaking form, maybe he is breaking binds.
    >> Anonymous 02/06/12(Mon)02:41 No.17826861
    What if the magic weapons are made from the souls of convicts?
    It might explain why there are so many who are lewd in nature (not that lewdness is bad in itself, but it might be due to poor self-control, which can lead to being a convict as well).

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