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    275 KB Zombie & Witch Quest II - OVERTIME Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/12/12(Mon)23:05 No.18305483  
    Part I: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18288732/
    Part I overtime: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18294423/

    Twitter to follow along: HereticalLoveQ

    Previous thread: >>18301838

    Confronted by what you are almost now positive is a member of the Bleeding Sword, the witch hunters, you do the only thing you can think of.

    A swift kick to the dick drops the man before he can react, and you scramble to grab the gun out of your holster.

    The Sig pressed to your palm draws a bead right on his chest, and he freezes. You freeze.

    "A wizard with a gun... Now that's a new one..." He groans, still bent over.

    "Shut up!" You yell, seizing his own gun before toppling him with another kick.

    Which leaves you standing over the fake-cop, his mustache peeling off at the side as he glares up at you, his glasses shattered.

    "Just kill him and lets get out of here!" Kiara shouts.

    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:07 No.18305508
    remove earrings. witch minddives
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:08 No.18305517
    Are we actually a killer?
    We fled from home in part due to being forced to execute a traitor.

    Regardless, remove earrings and wipe his mind.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:08 No.18305519
    "Oh? You didn't expect a fucking KAPERNIEKS to be armed?!"
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:08 No.18305520
    "What the fuck man!? What kinda fuckin cop are you?"

    Play the fool.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:08 No.18305525
    Step on his throat, ask Kiera to leave for a few moments while you remove his earrings, then have her read his mind.

    Information we need, and he has more of it that either of us.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:08 No.18305526
    kill him the sword would cover it up anyway
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/12/12(Mon)23:08 No.18305527
    Take the earrings off him and let Kiara do what she wants to do. Barring that, two in the chest and one in the head.
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/12/12(Mon)23:09 No.18305529
    >"Just kill him and lets get out of here!"

    i suspect that reinforcments are enroute, kill him, quickly search him for documents(try to wear a piece of fabric or something to prevent fingerprint problems) and get out of here
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:09 No.18305530
    NOOOO my vision of an epic mustachio'd cop has been shattered! Ask him how he found us, then BLAMM on principal of imitating a mustache.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:09 No.18305531
    And don't be gentle about it. Also, pistol whip the fucker unconscious first. Worst comes to worse, we can always shoot him after or now. Either way.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:09 No.18305542
    Honestly this could have been BEACH BUM HEMI CUDA QUEST and I would have been perfectly happy.

    All this magic head possession stuff is just gravy.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:10 No.18305549
    Also, dat. Mindwipe that we were ever here.

    Or even better! See if we can implant the thought that we got the drop on him...and started making a run up the Atlantic Coast to New York City. The guy probably radioed us in to his organization, so just mindwiping him or killing him will put them on the hunt. Best to direct the hunt elsewhere for now.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:10 No.18305550
    If we leave him alive our location, car number and so on will be compromised. I'd rather not use a bullet if our gun isn't silenced though as it would attract a lot more attention than I would like. Pistol whip him unconscious, remove the earrings throw him in the back seat, Drive at exactly the speed limit and very casually. While Kiara works him over telepathically find out if we need to kill him and dump the body in some swamp or if we can mind wipe him.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:11 No.18305552
    Better option, order him to remove the earrings or we we shoot him there and then.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:14 No.18305592
    Shoot him with his own gun.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:17 No.18305616
    if we do BLAMM this cop use his gun so they trace the round back to his weapon. Obviously don't leave fingerprints on it, unless we already did when we removed it then that doesn't matter.

    still use cop's gun so our current one isn't hot or the round traced back to dad's mafia and atract attention of the hunters on to him. (Don't wana go save Dad only to have him die on Mom's anniversary death-day)
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/12/12(Mon)23:18 No.18305621
    You kick him in the jaw, none to lightly.

    The blow renders the man unconscious, his limbs flopping over as he goes limp.

    "Well I guess that answers the question of whether or not they can track you." You tell Kiara.

    "As though I couldn't have already guessed that!"

    Using your Hawaiian shirt you fumble around, trying to remove his earrings. It takes a minute or so, but eventually you get them off.

    "Alright does he know anything we need to know?"

    "Hmm... Well they are on to us now, that much I can see. There is still a lot of interference, I wonder if he perhaps swallowed some platinum. That was an old trick of some of the knights, though it isn't as effective as the earrings."

    "And?" You press.

    "Well, he isn't very high up on their food chain. He also isn't a cop and doesn't have a radio. He's not an amateur though, he's already called in our location but that was it. Arrogant fool thought he would bring us in on his own, didn't want to share the glory I guess."

    "So can you mess with his memories? Make it seem like we weren't here?"

    "Not exactly, I don't have that much power at the moment. I can scramble them a bit, slow him down. It would be better to just shoot him though."

    You look up and down the street, and see no one else around. Checking your watch, its only 5:54 am so a lot of people will still be asleep. That doesn't mean you want to shoot him, though.

    >dispose of him? Something else?
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:18 No.18305625
    Why do we need to kill him if he's unarmed? Just tie him/knock him out or whatever and leave
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:20 No.18305640
    "If he didn't realize that I use guns, then they don't know that yet. If I kill him with a gun, they'll know and we'll lose an edge- and it seems we need every edge we can get."

    Beat him savagely on the head with a blunt object a few times, then drive off.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:20 No.18305641
    shooting a unconscious (now) unarmed man is pretty fucking low
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:20 No.18305642
    He saw our car and if (when) his people catch up with him, he will tell them. Then we will have to get rid of the car.

    That is not acceptable.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:20 No.18305649
    I want to dispose of him but I'd rather not do a loud gunshot wherever we are. Beat his head a few more times until he's going to be unconscious for a number of hours, throw him in the trunk and take him to some secluded swampy bit to be croc bait. Leave no fucking fingerprints and remove the tattoo, fingerprints and bash all of his teeth in to make identification slower.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:20 No.18305650
    We've done it before
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:21 No.18305651
    If we have to shoot him, muffle the shot with his own clothing.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:21 No.18305655
    Two to the chest, one to the head.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:21 No.18305656
    Cut his throat, wrists, and inner legs to bleed out or step on his wind pipe, something aside from firing off rounds. Pretty sure we are on a secluded road but gunshots attract attention
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:21 No.18305664
    Indeed. Drag him somewhere else while he's not bleeding too bad and then kill him with a blunt object. Pistol whip optional but not preferred. Big rock ok.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:22 No.18305669
    Lets follow the conspiracy guys theory, and get some lead layered in a hat.

    If it fails, no problem. If it works, it works.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:23 No.18305681
    let her eat his magic
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:24 No.18305690
    Drop him in the forest, get out of dodge with a new license plate
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:24 No.18305691
    We've done it before, but not willingly. Part of the reason that we left was because we didn't want to get into a life where we'd be expected and required to kill.

    Morality shouldn't be a choice of convenience and it shouldn't be something carelessly set aside. We shouldn't kill him.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:24 No.18305694
    No because that will trigger a full on witch hunt.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:24 No.18305700
    >They are onto us being the harbinger of a goddess.
    >Game over.

    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:24 No.18305703


    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:25 No.18305711
    like this one! If the platinum he ate doesn't prevent it can she just suck him up for a power-up?
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:25 No.18305713
    Ha ha ha. You are an amusing person and I like you.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:26 No.18305718
    Why does everyone act like we're already some sociopath or serial killer?
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/12/12(Mon)23:26 No.18305726
    If she can't, or it would attract too much attention, snap his neck once she has extracted all the information she could from him and we got his documents and ammunition.
    and money, i guess
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:27 No.18305730
    For all they know, they're dealing with a WIZARD. Not Kiara.

    Seconding getting lead. Maybe carrying normal ammo on our person will suffice.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:27 No.18305732
    Because we share our brain with a primordial entity of chaos and ruin.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:27 No.18305735
    They might have missed the first thread?
    However, on the other hand, the situation is not simple.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:27 No.18305737
    they don't know jack shit about any goddesses. As far as he (apparently) knows, we're just some clever wizard who managed to stay under the radar until now.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:27 No.18305740
    If he didn't call in our plate or car then we good. We can just go to Bama and tell miss witchy to try to hide her magic a bit more.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:28 No.18305744
    PapaN, Get Kiara to tell us if he was just a hunter using detect magic or if he was ordered to come and kill specifically us. We need to know how hard it is going to be to find her soul now.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:29 No.18305750
    He was pretending to be a LEO, which is illegal.

    Why not call the cops and use that to our advantage? Give them a bit of a hard time and fuck off. Call cops with pre-paid phone or whatever, tie up fake cop with his 'credentials'
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:29 No.18305752
    We shouldn't kill this witch hunter. What are we, our dad?
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:29 No.18305753
    This isn't a choice of convenience, this is a choice of insuring that a global group of mage hunting fanatics don't track us down and give us some serious lead poisoning.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:30 No.18305765
    That is

    not a bad idea
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:30 No.18305768
    That's not a bad idea.
    Voting this.
    Scramble his mind a bit first though.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:30 No.18305774
    Here's a good idea that doesn't involve murder.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:30 No.18305776
    Throw him in the trunk. Drop him off somewhere else, like a proper gangster should. We ain't a killer as the execution incident shows, but we can damn well play the part in some undisclosed location and intimidate the guy into telling his secrets.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:31 No.18305778
    Except with how things are in the country, he'll be bailed out and gone right quick....

    Combo this and brain scramble?
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/12/12(Mon)23:31 No.18305783
    they own the guy who owns the guy who owns the cops
    letting him out of here alive would just let him tell them what we look like
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:32 No.18305792
    We able to go Taken Interrogation Scene on this guy's ass or we no like that at all?
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:33 No.18305808
    Gonna take some time to call a favor down that far. This doesn't seem like an area with a particularly efficient law enforcement apparatus.

    It should tie him up for a few days at least.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:34 No.18305816
    He's a foot soldier, not someone high up and he'd be dealing with a hick police station who may or may not be hostile to federal LEO. It'd mess with them, atleast
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/12/12(Mon)23:35 No.18305833
    Grabbing the unconscious man by his collar, you drag him through the mangroves until you reach the rocky shore. Making sure no one is around, you set him down and think for a moment.

    Murder isn't really your cup of tea, after all.

    "Just get on with it, and hurry! I don't want to be around here if more show up!" Kiara warns.

    Seizing a rock, you poise above the man's head.

    "Wait, can't you just eat him?" You ask, desperately seeking an alternative.

    "And draw more attention? Removing the life force from a human would take a lot of power. Hit him with it." She says quietly.

    You falter for several moments, thinking about what it is that you are about to do. No matter what this dude is, he is still a person, and that weighs heavily on you.

    "Can I just turn him in?"

    "Oh yeah, that will work great." Kiara huffs sarcastically, "Turn him in and he'll be out in an few hours or so, half a day at the most, with more backup than you have ammunition to deal with. Not only that, but he's seen your face and I can't erase that entirely."

    "These men won't show you any kind of mercy, mortal. They will rip flesh from bone until they've extracted all they want to know, and then they will kill you." She adds.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/12/12(Mon)23:36 No.18305842
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:36 No.18305843
    Gangster and/or crazy wizard.

    pimpslap with ak barrel.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:37 No.18305852
    Let's leave him tied up with one hell of a concussion and a magically scrambled memory.

    It'll give us a few days and murder shouldn't be our thing, we are not our father after all.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:37 No.18305853
    "Damn you for forcing me into this."
    Hit him with it. Repeatedly.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:38 No.18305866
    Kill the fucker, take his clothes and ID and burn them somewhere when we have a chance, destroy fingerprints, cut the tattoo of the bleeding sword off and fuck his teeth up to prevent dental records from identifying him. We may not like the skill set our father drilled into us but this is one point where it's really fucking useful.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:38 No.18305870
    Nah dude

    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:38 No.18305872
    Let's just injure him but not kill him if that's really our only option.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:38 No.18305873
    Kill him, just kill him and lets be done with it.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:39 No.18305878
    killing an unarmed and unconscious man is just not cool with us, we left our old life because of this shit.
    remind her that is still just along for the ride right now and if she wants to find someone else she can bail right now but the next people coming by will probably be witch hunters looking for their buddy.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:39 No.18305880
    Cant we give him amnesia? Like of the last 24 hours.

    We cant perform LASER BRAIN WIPING, but that should be broad enough, right? If not, a week
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:39 No.18305882
    kill him so hard he dies to death
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:39 No.18305883
    Cave in his skull and kick him over into the sea.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:39 No.18305886
    follow immortal waifu's lead! Bash like a weaboo bashing a watermelon! Deal with the mental trauma of opening up his skull as we drive as far away as we can get!
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:40 No.18305892
    No murders.

    Come on guys.
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/12/12(Mon)23:40 No.18305901

    make sure not to pick up a tracking device and make sure not to leave leave prints, hair or skin on him while looting
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:41 No.18305903
    WHAP. And problem solved and we can deal with the emotional problems when we're NOT being hunted down.

    Survival > FEELS
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:41 No.18305904
    "Damn it all."

    Beat him to death. Take his earrings.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:41 No.18305907
    We don't need to kill him. It may make things harder for us but that's the price of doing the right thing.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:41 No.18305912
    Have her do the dirty work with our body if it really is the only choice.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:41 No.18305913
    The witch in our brain will do it if we don't.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:42 No.18305924
    kill him, hes a supporter of a conspericy of child murdering fanatics.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:42 No.18305926
    Let her do it if she wants.

    We should not.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:43 No.18305942
    But we have to live with her... might as well stay on good terms.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:44 No.18305953
    Beat him near catatonic and call ambulance from some other phone.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:44 No.18305958
    for fucks sake, why did we bother with the guns if we lack the nerve to kill?
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:44 No.18305959
    these people flay skin from bone and rend apart souls of babies and little girls, and you're showing them pity? We are so fucked in the future if we try the paragon path this goes down.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/12/12(Mon)23:44 No.18305961
    Alright gotta make it a more clean vote

    [ ] Kill him

    [ ] Leave him

    [ ] Make Kiara kill him using you

    [ ] Take him somewhere
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:44 No.18305964
    Then we play to her ego.

    "Mistress Kiara, graceful Lady of Grove, please be the one to pull the trigger for unfortunately I cannot do it."
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:45 No.18305966
    Actually yeah. Hospitals are probably actually harder to get people out of than jails.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:45 No.18305969
    We CAN'T. That's the point. She's so fucking weak because she can't eat because they are tracking magic use.

    We do not have any other options, sadly. We will have to kill to survive now. They would do the same and worse to us, given the chance.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:45 No.18305975
    [x] Kill him
    We don't realy have much choice, we can break down over it later. Right now we need to survive. And curse the hand fate has dealt us.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:45 No.18305976
    Kill him.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305978
    [X] Leave him
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305980
    Perhaps we should interrogate him first. Then beat the shit out of him enough that he's brain damaged enough to not recognize us.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305985
    Kill his ass dead, render the body difficult to identify.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305988
    Broken jaw, shut eyes and broken fingers ensure that he lives and tells nobody anything.

    Hard, but he lives.
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305989
    Kill him, this won't be the first blood on our hands, and it certainly won't be the last.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305992
    Injure him badly and call an ambulance.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305993
    leave him
    >> teka 03/12/12(Mon)23:46 No.18305994


    >[ X] Kill him

    Grab his cellphone and make note of the last few numbers dialed, then wipe it off (fingerprints) and smash with another rock.

    Steal anything of note in his pockets, keeping an eye out for anything electronic that might need smashing.
    Avoid retching up acidy snackfoods all over the place.

    Bug out for the zombiemobile and leave while cursing our weakness and failures.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:48 No.18306008
    man the fuck up and kill our would be murderer
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:48 No.18306009
    [ ] Kill him

    I'd say skulls for the skull throne... but we're about to smash his skull... It would be kind of broken.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:48 No.18306011
    Don't kill him
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:49 No.18306016
    [x] Kill him

    We talked to the priest, and it was made clear that the other side is playing hardball. We cannot do less.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:49 No.18306017
    End him and cover our tracks.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:49 No.18306020
    Kill him and cry about how fucked everything is later
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:50 No.18306022
    nother vote for kill, dont understand why it's that hard of a choice this is kill or be killed at its core
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:50 No.18306023
    [X] Make Kiara kill him using you
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:50 No.18306024
    [ ] Kill him
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:50 No.18306025
    Kill him. We need to LIVE right now and not let these fucks know what we are/have.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:50 No.18306027
    Sure is samefag in here tonight.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:51 No.18306037
    [x] Make Kiara kill him using you

    "No, you do it. Take control of my limbs."
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:51 No.18306038
    Think like a proper good-hearted gangster.
    Neutralise the threat without killing. What do?

    Beat his information channels until they do not work. Ever. He will always remember our benevolent ass, but can't tell anyone about it.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:51 No.18306039
    Shit, is it possible for them to make a corpse relive the events leading to its death? If so, that'd be an issue. We couldn't just kill him; we'd have to make him disappear.

    Also, if/when we do kill him, it can't be a gun. Like the other guy said, they don't think we can use guns, so it's best to keep that a surprise.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/12/12(Mon)23:51 No.18306042
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:52 No.18306047
    Fates worse than death really shouldn't be our thing either.
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/12/12(Mon)23:52 No.18306048
    [ ] Kill him

    the samefagging, it is strong in this one

    just pick whatever you want
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:52 No.18306051
    I vote burn the body and dig its ashes
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:52 No.18306055

    Leave him. Killing an unarmed man just doesn't sit right. Plus it will generate more HUEHUEHUE later.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:53 No.18306070
    May as well roll for it.
    >> Colonel Guardspam !ZtIxy9nLcA 03/12/12(Mon)23:54 No.18306075
    dude we have 117 posts for the same action wat do.
    we need to kill him and get it over with so we can move on.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:54 No.18306076
    The only kind of HUE this will generate is the quest ending kind.
    He needs to die. We need to get Kiara's powers back and we need to do it before they figure out we are harboring her. If they do we will NEVER EVER find her soul or body. EVER.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:55 No.18306084
    rolled 2 = 2

    1 Kill him

    2 Leave him

    3 Make Kiara kill him using you

    4 Take him somewhere
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:55 No.18306087
    true he could become a reoccurring bad guy, but I wouldn't want that unless he had the mustache... I'm still saying he needs to die on principal of faking that! (Oh and the hate us, kill kids, knows our face thing also apply but not as much)
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/12/12(Mon)23:56 No.18306095
    The rock descends, cupped in your hand, until it collides with the man's face. Again. And again. Blood sprays, much landing on you, but you don't stop.

    By the time you stop, a bloody crater is all that stares up at you.

    You've just killed another man.

    "That's something you are going to have to get used to, and I'm sorry, but you will likely have to do it again."

    "Shut the fuck up... Just... Just shut up." You let the rock fall from you grasp, your shaking grasp, as you sit down hard on the fossilized coral.

    With trembling fingers you light up a smoke, averting your gaze from the body.

    "We need to get out of here." Kiara says softly after a minute.

    Doing your best not to think about it, you grab the body and drag it into the sea. Swimming out, you figure you've gone far enough, and the man's vest, now weighted with rocks, sinks him.

    Around here, the sharks will get to him before anything else does. They generally don't leave much behind. Your father taught you that. He taught you a lot of things. Like how fast a car sinks when it sails into the ocean at 70mph off of a dirt road.

    Washing yourself off as best you can, you clean up the scene of the grisly murder, tossing the rock as far out as you can manage.

    The trek back to your car feels like it takes forever.

    "I'm sorry." Kiera says softly.

    "Don't talk to me for a while." You turn the key, and fire up the engine.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:57 No.18306098
    Agreed. How hard it can be to beat someone so that they will have hard time telling anyone anything? He knows too much, so destroy all the ways he could communicate that knowledge.

    Or bash his head in and be done with it. Self defence against murdering, child ripping organisation is a-ok in my book.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:58 No.18306107
    Oh well.

    I knew HEMI CUDA BEACH BUM QUEST was a pipe dream anyway. Time to wake up and smell the grim.
    >> Anonymous 03/12/12(Mon)23:59 No.18306120
    Did we ever figure out if he knew what we had or if he though we were a random magic user?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:00 No.18306127
    There are a couple of things we need to do. One, get the fuck out of there. He called it in. They only sensed a presence, so they don't know what vehicle we are using. But It's safe to say with whatever type of magic they have, they'll be able to figure out what happened here eventually. We gotta get some distance.

    Also, I just want to make a point that we should, at all possible, leave our father's organization out of this. If the bleed swords find that he's backing us up, they will rip them apart without even a whimper. Our father's not the best of men, but he's been good (in his own way) to us; I'd hate to see everything he's worked for and done destroyed because of us meddling with a (nearly) two thousand year old organization.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:00 No.18306130
    He thought randumb.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:01 No.18306139
    Kiara is just going to have to live with the fact you're a man.

    Go see a hoe to fuck to get your mind off this shit
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:02 No.18306144
    4000, he said 2000BCE

    Call conspiracy guy, in some twisted conspiracy theory code inform him the hunters are coming and you need to meet up to better protect yourself from their lizardman ways, stop at gas station and get some tinfoil for a hat just in case. Last part is optional
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:02 No.18306146
    He called us a wizard, so I guess he thought we were just a random magic user chump.
    Plus if he knew that we have perhaps the most powerful witch in out head, he would have waited for backup.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:04 No.18306166
    He said lead, not finfoil. We need lead encased in a hat. Then we're fine
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:04 No.18306172
    You do your best to think about other things, like how good your engine seems to be running, and how slow progress is during the morning rush hour.

    That still can't erase the gravity of what you've just done.

    "He's sent more than his share of kids to a terrible fate, if its any condolence." Kiara's first words since leaving the scene.

    "It isn't."

    "I didn't expect it would be."

    The conversation falls quiet as you finally exit the last of the keys, and get into some 70mph territory. The speed feels nice, nice enough to almost make you wish your car was a convertible. Almost.

    "They don't know its you, do they?" You ask, figuring maybe talking some will help.

    "No, they just thought it was you, a young magic user. Thankfully."

    Well, that's something at least.

    "Going to be a long ride to 'bama." You comment, grabbing a handful of cigs and stuffing them into your mouth. You stopped at a gas station and bought every carton of reds that they had.

    "Anything you want to talk about?" Kiara asks, and you can tell she's really doing her best to try to help you through this.

    >Well, anything?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:04 No.18306177
    The Bleeding swords were founded a little after Christianity; so I would assume they'd be a hundred years or so short of 2000.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:04 No.18306178
    That's when Kiara was born, not when the Bleeding Sword was founded.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:07 No.18306205
    Ask about certain types of magic. Can they use magic to take a certain place back in time a few hours to see what happened? Can they reanimated a corpse for a short while and/or make it relive its last memories?

    These things would be useful to know so we know how they can track us/discover us.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:07 No.18306207

    "Who started it, you or them?"
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:07 No.18306210
    "Any magic I can learn to defend myself?"

    Also, Papa-N, did she know Gaius Julius Caesar or Julius Caesar Augustus?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:07 No.18306211
    Ok so at least the quest didnt just end outright, thank the gods.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:07 No.18306212
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    >Leave Dad out of this as much as we can
    >We need to see the Prof, hopefully without a trail of dead Paladins leading to the mans door.

    Looks like we're gonna be living out of the car for a while, and maybe we should look into REALLY securing our link with the crazy guy....
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:07 No.18306214
    No, I'm fine at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:08 No.18306217
    any idea about the origin of the Bleeding Sword?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:08 No.18306219
    Remember that the church guys are magic users too, crippling his 'information paths' is probably not enough, his own team will just mind rape him.

    Killing people who threaten us is different than killing a 'traitor' who was probably just costing daddy a couple percent by skimming.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:08 No.18306221
    It's not really your fault, but fuck you, my life was nice and quiet, it wasn't extravagant but it was quiet, I was able to get away from death and murder and other shady shit and it was nice. Then it waltzes back into my life with you riding right at it's heels.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:08 No.18306226
    Follow up; can she detect other witches, if we encounter them? It'd be useful if we could find some people who are on our side and that we don't have to worry about lying. Much.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:09 No.18306233
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:10 No.18306239
    "Yes. Explain to me how I'm ever going to be happy, acting as your hit man in a pitiless shadow war against a pack of merciless butchers. You said I might live forever- why would I want to, if it's just this kind of miserable shit?"
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:10 No.18306241
    They probably aren't THAT good at magic shit or they would have been flayed.

    Kinda hard to recruit from the people you are exterminating after all.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/13/12(Tue)00:11 No.18306248
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:11 No.18306249
    She'll always retort to this by saying "yeah, but you're still alive. I could have left you down there, dead."
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:11 No.18306253
    Does she have a rough timetable? I'm not saying we dont help her for a few years, but laying on low would be best. Not going to alabama and drawing more suspicion. She's 3000ish years old right? Few weeks or even months is nothing for her. We still have to go to work, too.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:12 No.18306258
    Doesn't sound all that bad now, considering.
    >> αlpharius !yJOmegoN4Y 03/13/12(Tue)00:12 No.18306262
    The obvious response to that is; "Maybe you should have"
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:13 No.18306275
    Murder is murder, even when it happens to bad people.

    I know it was kill or be killed. Even as I tried to fight it I knew I was going to kill him because there wasn't any other choice. I've been in that situation before, and that's why I left that life behind.
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)00:14 No.18306281
    >Tight camera shot, FOV filled with out-of-focus landscape rushing past outside a window.
    >The edge of what might be a frame member just visible on one corner of the shot.
    >Sound of a (mostly) well-tuned engine growling along at highway speeds.
    >Some unidentifiable noises, crackling of plastic.
    >Hand crosses FOV, in focus. Camera tracks along with it, revealing part of a face. The driver. Anonymous face has a cigarette hanging from the lips.
    >Flare of light, obvious pull as the cigarette is lit.
    >Dark smudge visible on the chin. a missed drop of blood?
    "They don't know its you, do they?"
    >Another drag is taken. Long pause, as if the driver was listening to an unseen passenger.
    "Going to be a long ride to 'bama."
    >cloud of smoke gets thick as the driver breathes out.
    >Cloud grows darker, quickly obscuring everything in a fade to black.
    >black screen persists through three or four almost unidentifiable noises like a melon being crushed.
    >Fade In Title.
    Zombie & Witch Quest
    >subtitle: Death Is Only The Beginning. Spring 2012
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:14 No.18306282
    Remember the bit about experiments with devices that use the souls of weak rended witches for power? Not comfortable with assigning a upper limit to what they can do...
    >> Brick 03/13/12(Tue)00:15 No.18306297
    >reading archives
    >conspiracy theory nut
    It's like I am really on /k/

    Love the quest so far papa
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:17 No.18306312
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    I'm loving what I'm reading.
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/13/12(Tue)00:18 No.18306321
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    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:18 No.18306326
    I'd watch it.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:18 No.18306328
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    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:18 No.18306331
    "Will they be able to figure out what happened there? I dunno, like magic him back alive to talk or something?"

    "Doubtful, especially without an intact brain. They will notice he's turned up missing, but aside from that you did a good job of cutting off much other information."

    Getting called a good murderer isn't helping...

    "Sorry, didn't mean it like that." Kiara quickly adds.

    "So who started this."

    "I'm sorry?"

    "You or them. Who shot first?"

    "It isn't that simple. I guess I should say we're both at fault. Them for being so xenophobic and fanatical, us for lashing out against their attacks rather then trying to find another path. Though this was all so long ago, and none of it under my control. There were plenty of powerful magic users when it all began."

    "I miss my old life." You sigh. "I miss talking fishing, I miss blowing paychecks on my car, I miss keeping a gun around just to fend off muggers..."

    "I know."

    "I'll never be happy will I? As your murder puppet? I'll just have to cowboy up and deal with the fact that eventually killing someone won't make me feel like the worst kind of shit? Wont I?" You ask, suddenly becoming quite angry.

    "That's up to you, ultimately. I can't tell you this road will be easy, because I'm not going to lie to you, about anything. I made this pact with you, and despite needing you for my own gains, I won't force you. That said, if you bow out, you will die."
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:19 No.18306336
    I'm throwing all of my money at my screen!!!!
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:20 No.18306353
    WHY IS NOTHING HAPPENEING!!!!?!??!??!?!?! WHY!!!!!???!?!?!!?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:22 No.18306371
    Any of those powerful magic user left besides you by chance?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:23 No.18306379
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:24 No.18306385
    "At this moment, the prospect is not uninviting."
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:25 No.18306398
    Yes, yes, we got the message. Let Papa get on with the feels on his own, man.
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)00:25 No.18306400
    "You think there is anyone left on your side?"
    "well.. Our side?"

    golly gee shucks.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:26 No.18306403
    rolled 13 = 13


    really with the quality of tv and movies nowadays im sure someone would pick it up for at least 3 seasons or 2 movies.
    Seriously the script writers need to browse 4chan quests.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:29 No.18306435
    >Both but she was referring to Gaius earlier

    "Yeah that's what I fucking figured." You sigh and shake your head, hating what this is quickly becoming.

    "That isn't to say there isn't light at the end of this long dark tunnel. If I can piece myself back together, obtain the power I lost so long ago, I can end this all." She says with a hopeful tone.

    "Can you? Can you really? Seems like its just going to be an endless cycle of shit, one way or the other."

    "I can and I will. Though it will take time, I can crush the Bleeding Sword, I'm sure of it."

    "Uh huh. Any help from some other immortal jackass?"

    "I don't appreciate your tone. And no, I doubt there are any left of my caliber if the Order has become this powerful. Eventually I might be able to piece more back, maybe, but just finding them alone will be nearly impossible I think."

    "So how do you plan on doing it?" You ask, frustrated by her confidence.

    "I'll have to wait until I'm whole again to know. Years have likely weakened my power, as a soul in captivity loses much when cut off from sources of magic. If I can corner the Order back somewhat, I may be able to train some new help. All I know is, is that it will take time, a lot of time."

    >more questions? Silent ride to 'bama?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:29 No.18306438
    I know I'd watch Bloodquest and Rubyquest, the show the movies. Be great if the guys holding Gundam would loosen their anuses a touch and let Zeonquest the teevee happen.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:30 No.18306442
    Radio time.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:31 No.18306452
    Turn on some tunes to drown out thoughts.
    End up listening to songs that are completely and ironically relevant to the situation and our feel.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:32 No.18306461
    Man, we're deep in feel territory.

    Although staying alive is a great motivation, we need to find a personal reason; be it moral, physical, or spiritual, to stick through this and actually go through hell to put Her back together.

    If we're really role playing as this person, I think we'd be seriously considering ending ourselves right here.

    What I want to ask her is this:
    "Please, just give me a reason, a good reason, to go trough with this. Some cause, or justification. Anything. I can't go on with this 'Kill or be Killed.' I left that when I left my dad. Or at least I tried."
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:32 No.18306462
    Dear God RubyQuest or BloodQuest the movie........

    Also PapaN this reminds me so fucking much of BloodQuest its like ive get Stonerbro in the GM seat again. This is awesome and you are fucking amazing, and i love you. KEEP IT GOING>
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:32 No.18306467
    I kinda wish I could have met you in a somewhat less miserable way. I would probably think you're a nice girl, currently it's hard not to hate you. Turn on the radio and blast the speakers.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:33 No.18306470
    Alright, I'm thinking silent time now. Mouth off, radio on.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:35 No.18306491
    So once again we have to live with one eye over our shoulder.

    Well, Marco's visit would have had us doing that anyway. We probably would've gotten sucked back into our old life just to stay alive. I guess the only difference between this and working with Dad is that this is at least OUR shit.

    I'm blaming this ll on Marco. Fuck, if he wanted to be number one so bad he KNEW we didn't want to inherit Dad's Empire. We would've have just given it to him if he had asked NICELY.

    But nooooooo he had to be a fuck head and try to murder us AND SOMEHOW GAVE US A FATE THAT MIGHT BE WORSE THAN DEATH.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:36 No.18306496
    >its like having Stonerbro in the GM seat again

    You know...until you said that, I never noticed it. But now that you have, I can't get it out of my head.

    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)00:39 No.18306526
    And then the ridiculous billboards along the road.
    >Face with aviator "cop shades"
    >"We're Watching.."
    a message from the highway patrol

    >Cartoon man in pain, grabbing head
    >Splitting Headache?
    ..try advil extra strength

    >Ready For A Bite?
    >giant open shark mouth
    ..All About Sharks at the FL science museum..

    Maybe not.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:39 No.18306532
    Damn, I knew I had a strange feeling of déjà vu, but couldn't pin it down.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:40 No.18306535
    You flip on your mp3 player and hit shuffle.

    ~And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder: One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw. And behold, a white horse.~

    Seems like a fitting god damn song, you shake your head and chomp down on another cig.

    "Give me a reason?"

    "A reason?"

    "Yeah, a reason. A reason to not just give up and let you find someone else. You can see my memories, you can see that the whole fucking reason I left my old life behind was because it wasn't me. I'm not a killer, I'm not. I may be good at it, I may have been trained at it, but it just isn't me babe."

    "Hmm..." Kiara hums as she thinks, "You will save a lot of lives by ending a few, hopefully that will be enough for you."


    You don't keep talking, and you let the speakers play. The music just begins to frustrate you after a while, because the slow and sad songs just make you feel worse, while the happy and groovy tunes only grate on your ears.

    So you turn it off, and ride in silence.

    "Going to be a long fucking ride to 'bama."
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:41 No.18306547
    Nah I'm not Stoner. He's a cool dude, though.

    >oh fuck my sides
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:42 No.18306556
    Dude were you there for Bloodquest? If not you NEED to read it cuz youll see what im talking about.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:42 No.18306564
    Tough to buy the "greater good" line when we're hosting miss black plague betwixt our ears. The fact that she's feeding us a line of shit doesn't help her credibility a lot, either.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:44 No.18306575
    To be fair, we can't entirely blame her for that since she was just lashing out since she was captured at that point I believe.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:45 No.18306582
    well if it came down to it we could always jump on a boat, tie another anchor to ourselves and when we hit the bottom of the ocean blow out our brains and she is then stuck waiting for someone else for another couple hundred years right?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:46 No.18306587
    A long ride it proves to be.

    Kiara doesn't say anything, and you are both glad to have some time to yourself (well, without her commenting), and at the same time, feeling quite alone in the world.

    You pass the "Now entering Alabama" sign before pulling off the highway and into a gas station to fill up. The ol' girl isn't exactly what you would call fuel efficient.

    The professor's number is on a piece of paper, and you fish it out along with the phone.

    Dialing it up, you hear the ringing.

    "This is McGruff." Comes a nasally tone, not exactly what you had expected.

    "Hi, Professor?"

    "In the flesh."

    >what do you say?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:46 No.18306588
    She can read our mind and control us if necessary. We can't work against her.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:46 No.18306594

    Does he have a similar writing style? I've seen him around but I've never read one of his quests.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:48 No.18306604
    Ask him if he'd have free time to meet since we're a student also interested in ancient church history and we had some questions.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:48 No.18306605
    Also someone want to archive this? I don't like doing it myself, the ones other people did during HLQ were always better.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:49 No.18306612
    Hi, I'm a student studying witch hunts very interested in your work on the spanish inquisition and I was wondering if you were free to talk today, it's for my thesis.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:49 No.18306617
    He only honestly ran two that i remember. BloodQuest and Alchemist quest, which IIRC collapsed after session 10. And its not the writing style, its the setup. We are a people that is host to an immortal voice in our head that gives us superpowers/undeath and we travel around to discover what the fuck is up. Hell you even started us out in the same place the Stonerbro did, South Florida/Miami.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:49 No.18306620
    To me, its more the mannerisms on how you approach us. Playfully but also can srs the fuck up. But mostly HUE HUE.

    Not easy to put into words, yo.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:51 No.18306635
    All we need now is a bitchin' hat and to live in a sewer for three days and the cycle will be complete.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:51 No.18306637
    Sigh. Don't remind me about AlchemyQuest. I wish he still had time to run it.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)00:51 No.18306644
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)00:52 No.18306647
    Maybe trim that down to fewer lies in case he can check?

    "I am very interested in some of your work about the Inquisition. I was wondering if I could have a moment of your time this afternoon to talk about some things?"

    Don't want to be showing our hand talking about witches and whatnot too early.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)00:59 No.18306740
    "Yeah, sorry to disturb you but I'm a student writing a thesis on the Spanish Inquisition and I heard you were an expert on the subject so I was hoping I could talk with you."

    "Eh? Finally someone really interested in my research! You've no idea how hard it is to find anyone who cares about this stuff, well, anyone young."

    "Great! So is there somewhere I should meet you?"

    "Well I'm currently on campus in the library if you'd like to chat here."

    "Yeah, that should be fine. I'll be there in about an hour and I'll call you then."

    You exchange goodbyes and hang up.

    "I'm going to want you to make sure this place is safe before we enter." You address Kiara.

    "I was beginning to think you'd forgotten I was in here, I can do that."

    The rest of the drive goes fairly smoothly, aside from a bit of traffic and the like.

    Its mid afternoon by the time you pull up at the small college library, park your car, and step out into the Alabama sun. You give the Professor a call to let him know you've arrived.

    "I'm not detecting anything malicious, though remember platinum can block me, but I'll let you know if I feel anything."


    You push open the doors to the library and are immediately greeted by a squat, mostly bald man with a red face who is waving at you excitedly.

    "So good to see you, so good. Come, sit down." He gestures to a seat and you take it, he plops down in the one across from you.

    "So tell me, what kind of information do you need?"

    >what ask?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:00 No.18306751
    Our first artifact will be a Hat from Outside Time and Space. It will be an item of great latent power but holds the risk of angering creatures from the BEYOND!
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:02 No.18306769
    Its a black Fedora with a red band. It looks well used and taken care of.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:02 No.18306775
    "Well, I'm having some difficulty finding reliable information on some of the various religious orders at the time- in particular, I've come across several references to a group called the Bleeding Swords, but haven't found any definitive information on them."
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)01:03 No.18306791
    well, if there is some paper and a pencil handy, we could roughly sketch the tattoo Alky-Priest had.
    >Have you ever seen.. this?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:04 No.18306797
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    Wait, something hit me.

    >mfw witch souls cause things to deteriorate
    >mfw some witch souls are thus used in nuclear reactors to help speed the process
    >mfw nuclear accidents are actually witches lashing out at their imprisonment
    >mfw Kiara's soul is probably still at Chernobyl
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:05 No.18306802
    Make sure any earrings he has aren't plat.

    Ask him about the predecessors the Spanish Inquisition had. I'm writing a paper on it's meteoric rise to prominence and was curious about it's parent organizations since not much is written about them.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:06 No.18306810
    Yeah we've talked about that and it seems like it may be the place
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:08 No.18306833
    Or not because that is a terrible idea and fission works fine without magic?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:09 No.18306835
    Wearing the hat makes you feel nervous, as if the eyes of the universe are watching you.
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/13/12(Tue)01:09 No.18306838
    anyone who deliberately puts a witch soul into a nuclear powerplant diserves to die a slow death due to radiation poisoning.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:09 No.18306844
    red flag: how did he greet us at the door of the library and know it was us coming in?
    (if we told him what we were wearing or something is assumed ignore that)

    Ask him about his perspective of the inquisition, we heard he has a different view and we were looking to get into all various theories and sides of the story
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:11 No.18306858
    we are Russian right? well can we actually speak it cause if she is in Chernobyl we'll need to.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:13 No.18306876
    "Well I'm just trying to narrow down some specifics. I've come across a few references to something called the Order of the Bleeding Sword. Know anything about them?"

    The professor's eyes raise at your words, and he slowly sits back in his chair.

    "Now where did you hear about them...?" He presses his fingertips together.

    "A few old and dusty books, mostly. A few web pages. I haven't found anything concrete so far though."

    "No I don't expect you did, nor will. Not many scholars will even acknowledge their existence, and much of what little is known about them has been chalked up to myth and the like."

    "I take it you aren't one of those scholars?"

    The squat man smiles.

    "No, I'm not. I've uncovered as much as there is out there about that particular Order. A group of fanatical witch hunters, very prominent during the crusades which I believe was the peak of their power."

    "Well what can you tell me about them?"

    "It depends, there is too much to just go over it all, and most of the info is tidbits I'm afraid. What would you like to know?"

    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:14 No.18306896
    Yes. Your Russian is passable, but not great. Your father is fluent and made you learn young, but you don't use it often so you don't get a ton of practice.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:14 No.18306898
    Weird conspiracies about them, what they did during the crusades and who exactly funded and supported them.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:15 No.18306901
    Why did they hunt witches and what did they do with them. I don't want to make it seem like we know a lot so let's start basic and see what he knows.
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)01:16 No.18306912
    Where was the order located? Their, you know, main church?

    I have heard rumors about -appx time Kiara was flayed to bits- and something big happening. Anything to that? some big project?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:19 No.18306942
    Well I've heard they were deeply involved in witch hunts throughout the crusades as a whole, but I've also heard they were just a tool to get "undesirables" out of the political picture. How would you weigh in on this? Did they have a political agenda or was there some other method behind their madness? Surely they didn't honestly believe in witches and warlocks.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:20 No.18306954
    Why did they disappear? Were they shut down like the Templars, but more hush-hush?

    (I know that we know that they're FAR from dead, but he doesn't know what we don't blah blah you get the point.)
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:21 No.18306977
    What ended them, or why do you think they are in decline?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:23 No.18306997
    "So what exactly did they do during the crusades? Who funded them? Were they a branch off of something?"

    "Well if you've read anything about them, you already know they were witch hunters. Though I digress, hardly the same kind as those more publicized. No, the Order seemed to have a more solid method to their madness then simply going after those accused of being witches. As far as who funded them or where they came from, I'm not certain, but they had direct ties to the Pope it seems, for as long as they were around."

    "The Pope? The head honcho himself?" You ask, surprised.

    "Indeed the Pope. It seems he gave them a lot of free reign, as well as a great deal of money."

    "So were they based in Rome?"

    "From what I gather, yes. Though I can't target a specific church or monastery where they originated." The Professor says, sitting forward and getting into the conversation.

    "Any idea where they went? Why they dissipated? I've read something alluding to a big event in the thirteen hundreds, would that have anything to do with it?"

    "Well, as far as what happened to the order, I can't really say. My guess is that they served their purpose and were simply weaned of funding much as many other orders were. Though concerning the event in the 1300's, I can speak a bit. From what I've gathered, it appears that the order was interested in one witch in particular that they thought was threat enough to devote most of their time to it."

    This certainly sparks your interest.

    "A specific witch? Any idea who it might have been?"

    The professor laughs, shaking his head.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:29 No.18307046
    >>18306997continue to ask about the witch, but dont make it seem like that's our main interest, maybe speak like it's just a passing interest since he brought it up, like "why just one witch, what did this witch do that warrented so much attention"
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:29 No.18307047

    He thinks they have declined, not ceased to exist. Ask him about any proof of them still existing, and if so, where. Any passing bit of info can help.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:30 No.18307057
    That, and something along these lines "Does she have a name written down somewhere?"
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)01:31 No.18307071
    >"Did This Person have a name?"
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:37 No.18307127
    "My boy, there is little alluding to whom it was that they were seeking specifically. Though they thought her enough a threat to raise an army, apparently. While I certainly don't believe in witchcraft, they most certainly did. A few ancient texts allude to a witch gifted with the ability to bend nature to her will, but give little as far as specifics are concerned."

    "Can you give me any specifics? Maybe a name?"

    "Hmm, a name, a name... All I've ever seen it referenced as translates roughly as "The One Who Watches", or simply "The Watcher." Though that name predates the crusades by quite a bit, it seems to be the most prominent of the names, and therefor a likely candidate for whom they sought." The Professor takes a sip out of a mug before continuing.

    "I believe the one referenced as "She Who Thirsts" may be one and the same witch, but its hard to tell. There were a few references to one simply called "Ruin", who may or may not be the same witch, its difficult to try to tie any of these together, after all."

    "Ah, yeah I guess. So why were they even hunting witches?"

    "Well, likely the same reasons the church has always been. Going after those who go against god, in their minds. They certainly believed they were an imminent threat to the stability of their respective kingdoms, as well as their faith."

    "Could they have been just hunting down political undesirables as well?" You ask.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:37 No.18307130
    why exactly did they think this witch was such a threat?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:38 No.18307135
    "Most certainly, yes. Though I believe there was more to it then that. These were men that truly believed they were hunting down witches. It is strange, however, as the texts don't allude much to what it is that they DID with these witches."

    "You don't think they just burned them at the stake?"

    "Its possible, yes. But from what I can tell, I believe that they brought a great many back with them, across the sea. I've seen one reference to a place called "The Grave of Heretics", which may be a reference to where they were taken, but there was no mention of "The Watcher" being taken there."

    >more questions?
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)01:41 No.18307168
    Golly, "the grave of Heretics". I would love to know more. Do you think that was back in Rome or.....
    >> "noko+dice+2d6" 03/13/12(Tue)01:42 No.18307177
    "Do you have any idea as where the grave of heretics could be? Or maybe where the watcher was taken?"
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)01:43 No.18307186
    >and unspoken
    >"you getting all of this? is he holding something back?"
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:45 No.18307207
    Do you know anything about "The Grave of Heretics"? Or what happened to this "Watcher"?

    Ask Kiara "She Who Thirsts" really, what'd you do for that title?
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:45 No.18307209
    "Any indication as to why the order thought that this particular witch was such a threat? This "Ruin" or "The Watcher"?"

    The professor chuckles.

    "Seems you are more interested in witches than those who sought them."

    "Well, I like to see all sides of the story. My thesis is on witches and why they were hunted, after all."

    "Well, as far as I can tell, and this is very speculative, mind you... They thought she was capable of ending the earth, or so I believe."

    "Ending... The earth?" You ask, shocked.

    "Indeed. Though the local accounts seem to pin her more as one who dealt little in the affairs of the state and such. In fact most of the references paint her more as an aloof being who perhaps blessed the land with bountiful harvest and fended off disease. There are others, however, that speak of a terrible wrath that gripped the land for quite some time, around 800ad or so, though there are no specifics I'm afraid."

    "Going back to the Grave of Heretics, any idea where it might be located?"

    "Oh well certainly, there are several good indications. If I had to pin it down, it would be in Rome. Perhaps even in the Vatican itself."

    "But The Watcher or Ruin? Were they taken there?"

    "Well the texts don't mention it, though it certainly is possible." McGruff shrugs.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:46 No.18307214
    Ask him what the last written records of the Order of the Bleeding Sword that he's seen is.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:49 No.18307241
    "The Grave of Heretics? Some kind of execution ground, maybe. Do you have any idea where it was located?"

    "Do you know of any other sites with ties to the group- not necessarily having to do with witches, but any places they would have been based from? They seem too widespread to have worked from Rome alone.

    "Anything else interesting that you've been able to turn up about the Bleeding Swords? I'd be interested in any references, if you can provide them- there's nothing like reading something yourself, after all."
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:50 No.18307251
    We know her name, he is an expert on the inquisition, not witches, ask more about the order, their motives, known or expected rituals, and that grave place and it's relationship with their crusades
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:52 No.18307264
    Also add what info he has on how their witch hunters might have operated in the past when they were hunting. Sure it's probably out of date but some things might have remained similar.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)01:52 No.18307266
    >a terrible wrath that gripped the land for quite some time, around 800ad or so

    Historyfag here. Shortly after Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor there was a long famine caused by several severe winters. Charlemagne had hammered the Empire together strongly enough that it was able to weather the crisis and enter an era of prosperity.

    Too bad he split the Empire up between his idiot sons.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:58 No.18307314
    "He holding anything from me?" You mentally ask Kiara, "Also "Ruin" and "She Who Thirsts"? I'm not so sure I'm helping the good guy here..."

    "No, he's being honest. In fact he's giving you information as fast as I've been gleaning it. As far as the titles are concerned, I'm not the one who came up with them."

    "Maybe not, but did you earn them?"

    "I toppled an Empire, the strongest of the time. You figure it out." She huffs.

    "So when was the last mention of the order?" You ask the Professor.

    "Well the last I've found was published in the early fifteen hundreds, and I've found no more after that. Its my guess that money was sieved away from them and channeled to the Inquisition itself. Certainly they don't appear in any later texts."

    "And their headquarters? Any idea where that might be? Or where they operated out of?"

    "I've never found any information concerning their HQ, but I would guess somewhere in Rome as most seemed to be of Italian origins, though there were many French members as well it would seem. Most of these kinds of organizations didn't rely strongly on a central base."

    "Ah that makes sense. Have you ever heard about any of their rituals? I've read something referring to "Rending", does that ring a bell?"

    The Professor frowns, and shakes his head.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)01:59 No.18307326
    >nice catch

    "No I'm afraid I've never heard of it, though it certainly sounds interesting. I do know they had a rather noticeable attraction to platinum. In fact, they seem to have plated their swords in it, which was quite marvelous technology for the time. It also speaks to their great wealth."

    "You think platinum was used as a weapon? Know of any more?"

    "I do indeed, they even speak of its strength against magic in a few old tomes. As far as other weapons, I'm unsure. Though the order did seem to place a great deal of emphasis on mental training for their members, as well as a requirement to plate helms in platinum, as well as platinum earrings. Quite bizarre if you ask me."

    >more questions? Call it good with the Prof?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:01 No.18307346
    "Mental training? You mean like meditation, that sort of zen stuff? Or mental tricks, like hypnosis, memory rooms, and the like?"
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:03 No.18307363
    I can't really think of anything, he didn't us that much more than we already knew but it filled in some gaps.

    Mock Kiara incessantly by refusing to refer to her except with names like she who thirsts, the eater of souls and puppies, the foreboding raven, she who must not be named and so on.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:03 No.18307365
    You'd think silver would be better. Also more common. and cheaper.

    Might be why the Pope cut funds...
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)02:03 No.18307367
    >"Kiara, can you make him forget this whole conversation? Or at least details about me? Just in case"

    "Professor, you have been a wonder. Thank you for this enlightening talk."
    Smiles all around, a hearty handshake, and gettin' the heck outta dodge, i think.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)02:09 No.18307416
    "What kind of mental training?"

    "Well there isn't much go go on. Meditation and the like, from what I've read. Perhaps to try to steel themselves against those wiley witches, eh?" He laughs.

    "Well, Oh Great Devourer of Kitten Souls, got anything you want to ask?"

    "..." Kiara doesn't justify that with a response, which makes you smile.

    "Thanks for all the help Professor. You've been a great deal of help."

    "No trouble, my boy, no trouble. Glad I could assist."

    "Mind if I keep your number on hand if I find out any more questions?"

    "Surely, feel free!"

    You exchange a handshake and a few parting words, before heading out of the library.

    >seems like a good place to end for tonight, perhaps?
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/13/12(Tue)02:12 No.18307443
    I'd say so, we talked with an old priest, got some equipment and money, killed a hunter, and interviewed a pretty cool professor. Oh, and how could I forget trolling Kiara and the HUE.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:13 No.18307452
    Epic quests, you've made me register for twitter just to follow more closely! Till next time.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:14 No.18307460
    It's a good stopping point, we should continue to mock her many titles, it may not be much but it's a small act of rebellion that is allowed to us.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:14 No.18307464
    Whens the next one?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:15 No.18307473
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)02:20 No.18307503
    Yeah its useful for keeping people informed. Not even sure when the next thread will be but I'll post it when I know. Maybe Wednesday if I don't have to work.

    I'm really digging this new quest, perhaps even more than HLQ
    >> teka 03/13/12(Tue)02:24 No.18307521
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/13/12(Tue)02:24 No.18307522
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    But... but the lack of HUE... you can't just not HUE anymore... It wouldn't be the same without it.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:26 No.18307534
    he spent all the HUE in HLQ. this quest will let him stock up for endless eight
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)02:27 No.18307543
    Yeah but I'm trying to make it more subtle for this quest. With the cute outfits on Kiara and trolling her with over the top titles.

    I can bust out some maximum hue if people want that, I guess. Though that's more along the lines of the monstergirl quest I have planned for the far future.

    Or yeah, for this.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:29 No.18307556
    HUE is good, trolling is good, but very little can accept as much HUE as HLQ did. I'm loving the more serious, analytical, slow paced, and thinking nature of this quest and the trolling must match that.
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/13/12(Tue)02:30 No.18307563
    >I can bust out some maximum hue if people want that, I guess. Though that's more along the lines of the monstergirl quest I have planned for the far future.

    I'm.... okay with this... thank you, anon, for pointing that out. And two words, papa, Maid Outfit.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)02:31 No.18307571
    I agree, I like the new pace and deeper thinking than "hit that, tap that", though it was a blast.

    Frilly and conservative or downright shenanigans?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:35 No.18307585
    My vote is for frilly and conservative. Lifted straight from Emma, Victorian era maid outfit.
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)02:35 No.18307586
    HLQ would not be HLQ without the HUE.

    This however, can stand without the HUE.
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)02:39 No.18307613
    Yeah I don't foresee any vorefishtentaclerape happening in this quest.

    Complete with feather duster?
    >> HUEmarine !UGnRYF8tC2 03/13/12(Tue)02:55 No.18307757
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    I'm now imagining this with longer hair for Kiara
    >> Papa-N !!z0ABcqUnNAP 03/13/12(Tue)03:02 No.18307807
    Oh yes, this is going to be fun to write

    I might try my hand at drawing something up. Though I'm not very good so meh.

    Anyways, I'm off to sleep. Goodnight /tg/, until next time
    >> Grunge !!4NVJ6WtCB9H 03/13/12(Tue)05:23 No.18308843
    Dammit, 2 hours late. Damn you work, money isn't worth missing Zombie and Witch!

    Ok, roll with me on this:

    seriously guys, last is fucked up in the head real bad and kiara has a stick up her ass, let's get them some "magic mushrooms" and let them run around in lasts lucid dreams playing dressup in some anime/cartoon

    You know you want it, you dirty, dirty heretic :3
    >> Grunge !!4NVJ6WtCB9H 03/13/12(Tue)05:33 No.18308878

    I mean, I feel these two need to do something fun, together! They've bonded a bit, how about a "second date"?
    >> Anonymous 03/13/12(Tue)05:37 No.18308897
    Dude. ZWQ is the HUE recharge time. It's a much more thinking-involved and dark quest, as shown by the whole "Beating a guy's face in" bit.
    >> Grunge !!4NVJ6WtCB9H 03/13/12(Tue)05:46 No.18308960

    Its not about HUE, its about drugs. And to some smaller extent comic relief.

    And frankly, I'm a bit suprised the son of the boss of a drug cartel doesn't have problems with abusing drugs.

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