You are a Magical Girl, and you could use a drink right now. Maybe two, really. No, make that three. Know what, you probably should just take the bottle with you.You are currently interrogating a Magical Girl you yourself had taken prisoner after a previous assignment. She'd been working with otakus with a real hard-on for professional military hardware and raping young idols on camera. You cut her career off at the knees when you blew them off with a golden Desert Eagle that makes you crazy, somehow.You're awake and rested, but you're still sore from going fifteen rounds with a crazed mutant alligator ninja named Kirika Kure. At least, she fought like one, hacking your right arm off and basically mopping the floor with you. You managed to keep her still long enough for your sniper support to reduce her to hamburger.Going back to your interrogation. The Magical Girl in question, Sakamoto Midori, is sloshed out of her gourd, so much that you're actually the tiniest bit jealous. She's been quite forthcoming about your questions, even revealing why she took the job. She doesn't seem to want to tell you who she's working for, however.Overall, the questioning is going swimmingly. You didn't even have to break out the rusty nails hooked up to a car battery. "H-hey, hey, Murderface," Midori calls out at you, a goofy grin on her face. "You're actually pretty cute, you know? I bet you clean up real nice."You're...not too sure how to take that.Ignore the compliment and ask her another question.Thank her for the compliment, and return the favor. Awkwardly.Have Kumatora get you a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of whiskey before proceeding.
Cigarettes and whiskey, obviously.
>[x]Thank her for the compliment, and return the favor. Awkwardly.Then ask her how she became a Magical Girl. She already told us why (the thing with parents and ramen store), but let's hear the whole story... partially out of sheer curiosity, partially because she's kinda buzzed and might slip who is her boss (which she refused to tell when asked directly).
>>19761802"I'll bet you say that to all the girls who shoot your legs off," droningly. Pop a painkiller to soothe over the little bumps and repetitions we're likely to have in questioning her. At least she's talking, it's getting her to talk about the right things that'll require patience. "I might be inclined to be a bit more social if you tell me something about who's been paying you."
I am going to have to recuse myself from these deliberations, since I have a fetish for doing bad things to tied-up girls. I'll be following along, however.
Btw: Emi/Midori also mentioned that we are sort of celebrity among the other Magical Girls, we could play on that tune as well.
>>19761877You mean kinky bad things, or like... really bad bad things?
>>19761840This. And get kumatora to get us some more smokes and booze
[x]Thank her for the compliment, and return the favor. Awkwardly.>I bet you clean up real nice.Can somebody explain what that means? English is not my primary language.
[X]Ignore the compliment and ask her another question.Gotta be professional while on the job unfortunately
>>19761910Basically. It means that if we took more care with our appearance we would be good looking
>>19761913We are never professional on the job. The closest we get to professional is completing the job.Plus this is a new experience that someone is giving us information without us having to get our hands dirty so we might as well see how well it goes
>>19761917Signs point to maybe!
>>19761802[x]Ignore the compliment and ask her another question.
>>19761802Thank her for the compliment, and return the favor. Awkwardly.>unfamiliar situation. might be able to weasel out info about the incubator if we take it slow and steady.
>>19761910>>19761917(It's also a rather unrefined expression. It makes it seem like you are a member of the lower class, or are deliberately affecting their speech patterns in order to sound "folksy." At least, that's how it is in the north-east.)
>>19761972That does seem to suit for Midori, her family sounds lower class after all
>>19761802[x]Have Kumatora get you a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of whiskey before proceeding.Her being drunk is making this interrogation proceed smoother than it would normally. May as well keep her drunk.Maybe ask her how she became a Magical Girl, talk about any co-workers. Even if we don't find the Incubator's name, knowing who his Magical Girls are might be close enough.
Oh, right, and this is still the theme music.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2kIPdNJlFAMaybe we can get a Powdermilk Biscuit break or something.
>>19761986don't think she will sober up any time soon, what with the way we have been using her gem and all.
>>19761857>>19761840"W-what?" Midori's brow furrows at your murmured reply, her glazed crimson eyes squinting at you as you take out one of your painkiller canisters, shaking it a bit to hear the rattle of the pills against plastic before twisting the cap off. You pop one into your mouth and crunch away at it, letting the bitter taste of the relaxing medicine blossom on your tongue. "I...I don't!" Midori finally exclaims, as if the alcohol permeating her body had slowed her comprehension down to a crawl, and she's just catching up. "I'm not that kinda girl...b-besides, no one's interested'n a loser like me." Her voice drops to a pathetic murmur, and she turns away briefly. "All th' other girls in my agency, they're...they're all pretty an' popular. They don't need to be like us, they're just in it for the extra sparkle and glitter and that stuff." She sniffs a bit. "So they're not interested. Pretty sure you aren't, either."You place the cap back on your painkiller canister and stash it back into your inventory. Waiting for her to continue."A-anyway, uh..." Midori turns back to you, seemingly disturbed by your silence. "I became a...Magical Girl when I got hit by a car. Was on my way to make a delivery downtown, when this sportscar just smashed into my bike. Broke both of my legs, my spine, left arm. Cried my eyes out and just waited to die. Then my Incubator came around, and he...he was really cute, y'know. I mean, when you see 'em for the first time, they're all mascot-like an' shit."
Call me paranoid but i dont trust her ,not one bit, she is putting up a good sobstory but in the end she is an illusionist, a very good one from what we can tell and there a lot of ways to get money with such a power which dont involve killing and raping.Add to that that she knew of us and our trackrecord and i get the feeling that she very much is a 'proffesional' in it for the challenge and enjoyment who is right now trying to sweet talk us to get away.
>>19762008>Broke both of my legs,ha, ha, ha
You know, I bet if we licked her soul gem we could get something approximating alcohol out of it.
>"I'll try going on /tg/, maybe theres MGNQ going on">MGNQ going onEMPEROR BE PRAISEDHe really helps those who help themselves.>>19762036And send shivers down her spine. I like that idea.
>>19762008She smiles at the memory. "Tried to pet him, but it hurt even to breathe. He asked me if I wanted to die, because he'd leave me in peace if I did. Told him I didn't, I was scared of what was gonna happen to my mom and pop if I did. So he asked me what I really wanted, and he gave it to me."You ask her, then, what her Incubator looked like."I...I can't forget it. He was like a black cat, but from his neck up, he was white, you know? A-and he looked like he was wearin' ruffles. And he had this strange French accent to him, all gentlemanly an' refined. He also had this circle mark thing on his forehead, I always wondered about that..."This...is going easier than you expected. Really. Can all interrogations be like this, forever?You try to ask her for her Incubator's name again."N-noope! Nope! Not gonna tell you, Murderface. Nuh-uh. Not even for your autograph. I...It's not like I don't want to tell you or give you a hard time or anythin', but I gotta stick by what I believe in, you know...?"Yes. You know all about that.Stop the interrogation. You think you've got enough.Continue the interrogation. What do you ask?
>>19762011She is also past the point where most people die from alcohol poisoning in an anti magic room.We get to the end of the line with this method while she is chatty and if she lies we start hurting her
>>19762008I wonder - are they bound to a specific Incubator, or could we convince Kyuubey to hire her? An illusionist could be good support, after all.
>>19762011>and there a lot of ways to get money with such a power which dont involve killing and raping.Yes, if you're a free agent. But she's tied to an Incubator, and the missions that he gives her, not her own jobs. He might have a strict policy on not doing jobs that aren't authorized by him.>Add to that that she knew of us and our trackrecordThat's apparently because we're kind of famous and a big deal. So was Kirika, and we just retired her, so more people in our line of work will know about us.
>>19762011>i get the feeling that she very much is a 'proffesional' in it for the challenge and enjoyment who is right now trying to sweet talk us to get away.Be that as it may, we don't really have any pressing reason to kill her, other than any personal dislike we may feel.Actually, come to think of it, the world probably would be better if we just shot her through the head.Still, she's probably drunk. (She could be faking it, but she'd need a reason to think we'd buy it, and magical girls don't seem aware of their surroundings while body and soul are separated.) If she can avoid slipping up trying to peddle a line of bullshit while she's drunk off her ass, she's _really_ good.
>>19762046Continue.She is gonna tell us the name of the blackwhite incubator. And I dont care if we do this the easy way, or the fun way.>nolockso dispensesNot dispensing any lickings? But captcha, we need to lick that soul gem for drunk!
>>19762046ContinueSo who are the other girls you worked with? It seems that you were quite powerful to get me trapped in your illusion so I guess you were one of their higher ranked agents
>>19762046Ask her about Pinky, and if she has heard anything about the Flesh of Fallen Angels.Also, she managed to sweet talk herself into bed with an Idol, I don't think she has relationship trouble. We shouldn't trust her.
>>19762036We soaked it alcohol, and now she's drunk. I'm betting, if we lick her gem, she'll feel it.>>19762046[x] ContinueWhen was the last time she saw her parents? We'll get QB to run a check on them. I'm betting they're dead and this two-tone cat was just baiting her along.If I'm right, we might just score a new agent for QB.
>>19762046[x]Continue the interrogation. What do you ask?Well, what DOES she believe in? Protecting your client is one thing, but you have to tell us who your contracting agency is, so that we can get into negotiations about prisoner exchange and such. And honestly? Does she like working for her own Incubator? Has she considered a possible change in employer?
>>19762074We dont feel any dislike for her because we dont feel a whole lot at all.>>19762054>nolicksocant even type my captcha right, hurf>>19762088This>>19762092And this.
>>19762046Just out of curiosity, ask her if she was involved in the Yayoi job.Shits and giggles, if she's cooperative about everything but her incubator's name, give her a kiss and sign her tits on the way out. She wanted a rockstar autograph, after all.
>>19762100If possible, please reply slower and to more people, Deculture posts really slowly, and we want the thread to stick around.
>>19762094>We'll get QB to run a check on them. I'm betting they're dead and this two-tone cat was just baiting her along.That's a good idea.We should try that.
>>19762095>[x]Continue the interrogation. What do you ask?Before pressing further on the subject of who her employer is, we could ask _why_ the identity of her employer is a secret.After all, it's not like we're really secretive about working for QB.
>>19762046Ask her to tell us more about her family, such as where the ramen shop is. Transition back to who the incubator is, and if she she refuses to give info, ask if she loves her family.Tell her it can then go one of two ways: the company can help the family and make sure they live comfortably, or they can get a visit from Murderface.
>>19762074If we licked the drunken girls soul gem would we get drunk? Furthermore what would her reaction be? Is it like stroking fluffy tails on a kitsune I wonder.
>I totally didn't suggest licking the gem because of the Eat the Flesh of Fallen Angels thing.>Not at all.
>>19762008>>19762046>[x]Continue the interrogation. What do you ask?"Yeah, it kinda sucks when you get pulled into the job without really getting any benefits in return, just because the other option would be to die there right on the spot. One of my friends got it the same way... but she got through it and keeps being awesome regardless... well, maybe except for the fact that she's kinda not talking with me at the moment..."(Once we are sharing stories, might also throw in some recent news, it's not really a secret. And telling her we offed Kirika - which she doesn't know yet - is gonna build up our reputation even more.)Now for the question part - let's get a bit philosophical here - it can get unexpected results when applied on drunk people."So, what exactly it is that you really believe in?"
>>19762046Let's give her an autograph, see if we can get a name out of it.
>>19762108I reply to as many people as I can at a time, bro. Also a new thread can just be started. Papa-N did "overtimes" often enough>>19762122>>19762109Both these.>>19762129Get into threats after other methods fail.>>19762141>[X] Touch fluffy tail>>19762153Not sure if good idea. Definitely fun idea.
>>19762046She seems pretty into us, maybe we could seduce her into talking?'sides, doing it with a cripple who we personally crippled could have a certain kick to it.
You know, she's a really bad person. We may be, too, but we aren't exactly short on self-hatred either.We should just kill her. Or, if murdering a rapist (and who knows what else) in cold blood is too distasteful for you, dispose of her body and keep her soul gem on ice somewhere.Besides, if we don't kill her, people may think we're going soft. We have a reputation to uphold here.
>>19762108I have never seen one of these threads not last until Deculture was finishedWe had one that went over 500 posts and was there when I went to sleep and was still there when I woke up
>>19762157>Once we are sharing stories, might also throw in some recent newsIt's not like Murderface could remember any old stories.But yeah, this could be the way to go.
>>19762046>"N-noope! Nope! Not gonna tell you, Murderface. Nuh-uh. Not even for your autograph."How about for a kiss?
>>19762172>[X] Touch fluffy tailWhat's the origin of this phrase anyway? The usual "look up the meme" site doesn't know it.
>>19762174Killing her just because "it is our reputation lulz" is a fucking terrible idea.Using her against whoever might be trying to fuck us over? Good, killing her IF she isn't going to cooperate, doable but falls under the same heading as killing Kirika.Hell so far she has been nothing but a good source of information since if we give Kyuubey a description of her incubator he can probably tell us who it isNot to mention that if we have the reputation of being fucking brutal and unforgiving to people who screw us but good to those who are our friends / helpful it works well for us in the long run
>>19762204I'm not sure whether this suggestion is rage worthy or awesome, but it's quite possibly both.
>>19762204It's like we got dat esp.Seconding for lesbo. By god, there's always a path to a harem ending.
>>19762207Monster Girl Quest. It's a Japanese eroge, where "touch fluffy tail" is one of the choices you get at a certain point in the game.
>>19762046Continue with: "How about..." Shit-eating grin, "MORE BOOZE!"Cruel and unusual, right here.
>>19762174I would rather have the reputation of brutally torturing uncooperative prisoners but being relatively nice to those that cooperate. It'll make future interrogations easier if prisoners think there's a chance for escape by being cooperative.
>>19762207The most popular usage I know of was from Generation A by Papa-N. it stems from an old Japanese superstition that touching a kitsunes tail would get you cursedThat's all I know about it though
>>19762207Papa-N's monster girl quest. Fox-girl with 9 fluffy tails. Addictively fluffy. Im fairly sure he got it from a vidya with the same name.
"Was Iori the rapists' objective, or your Incubators? If the latter, why is he interested in Iori?"Juubey is the Incubator in Kazumi Magica. He fits the description: black, with white head.
>>19762230Which we are fostering now by being nice to her while she cooperates.We have a reputation for brutally murdering people even if they do cooperate, we are branching out now
>>19762210>Killing her just because "it is our reputation lulz" is a fucking terrible idea.Agreed, no need for that.Besides, we can easily let her go simply because she's such a small fry we don't really care about killing her.
Interestingly enoughKyuubi = nine tailJuubi = ten tailThis implies that there are many more than we have encountered running around thereThe only thing changed from how it is spelt is that they used hiragana and katakana which ended in it being bey instead of bi
>>19762095 >>19762088 >>19762074"The...the other girls?" Midori seems to take a while to process this question. "I...I know some of 'em, but it's not like they really know me. They're...a bit of an uppity bunch, y'know? Like some sorta clique in school or something. Calls themselves P-Play...date Saints, or something? I can't remember too good..." She shakes her head from side to side, feebly.At the mention of switching employers, she shakes her head. "I've...I've thought about it, but I don't know if anyone else'll take me on. I mean, us Callidus, we're not really that important, right? Who needs illusions and camouflage if y'can get a Vindicare in a nice sniping position, or a couple'a Eversors to smash the place up. We don't suck as much as the Culexus, but...yeah. Not much demand for us." She sighs. "If I get an offer though, I mean....sure, I'd jump at it. Maybe stop getting the assignments that get me into this sorta crap."You let her continue as you take her Soul Gem out of your inventory and give it a sniff. It smells exactly like Kong Whisky, your favorite. "And the heck kind of question is that, what do I believe in? I...I believe in upholdin' the contract I signed, y'know! That includes a Non-Disclosure Agreement!" It's then that she sighs once more. "A-although, I do find it kinda weird...my Incubator's secretive about a whole lotta stuff. The other girls I know who work for other Incubators, they're all right, they don't have the same stuff we got. H-hey...what're you doin'?"You blink through your glasses as you slowly put down Midori's Soul Gem. Were you just about to lick it? Are you that jonesing for some whiskey?
>>19762046beat her face in. If she continues to be stubborn we'll start asking QB about her parents.Friendship is magic time is overwhy'd it have to come to this?
>>19762292Stop embarrassing yourself. At least ask Kumatora to get you your damn liquor instead of trying to get drunk off an alcohol-saturated phylactery.In any case, it seems that Midori is trying her best to keep the name of her Incubator a secret. Which is a bit strange. But you have a description, and you have a name (sort of). How do you proceed from here?
>>19762261You're just saying that because she's sort of cute and we know her name. What makes her any different from the guy operating the video camera who we killed like it was nothing?In situations like this, I ask myself, "What would Sayaka do?" And the answer is, "Totally murder someone in the face."
>>19762301Sayaka isn't a role model of positive and good decisions.
>>19762301Actually she has a lot of information and a quite powerful ability that could be a great help to us surviving this shit if we get her on side. The difference between her and the fuck operating the camera is that he was some fucking otaku with a gun not a potentially useful asset that people are just trying to kill because they think we are supposed to be chaotic stupidUntil she becomes directly disagreeable we aren't putting the hurt on, we see what we can get from her while she is being talkative then see if Kyuubey has anything on them and if he would be interested in hiring her on.
>>19762297Acquire whiskey, use soul gem as a warmer again.Say that unless she gives us some more, we're not sure we can give her what she asked for. We don't want to retire two magical girls in two days, but at least the last one didn't have family that we didn't fail to send the body to.
>>19762297> P-Play...date SaintsProd her for info about the organization, total strength, equipment, courier services, older contracts, limits of her powers, etc.Otherwise, ask QB if he'll let her join the Offico Assasinorium. Or just hire her for ourselves. She did manage to fool us until we had help from Pinky, right?If nothing else works, idly threaten her with more booze.
>>19762297We've got the information we need. Enough for QB's intel network to figure out who the Incubator is, at any rate. Also, illusion support would be really nice for once. It would make jobs a hell of a lot easier, especially since our Time Stop is broken.Tell her that's all for now, and we'll talk with our boss.Inform QB, tell him there's a chance to flip Midori and we'll work on it, and let's look into the girl's parents ourselves (asking QB to do it will only mean that he'll have her parents killed and frame Jyuubei so that Midori will defect).
>>19762297Tell her we'll be right back, and go to QB with what we have. Get him to run the check on her parents.Also, an illusionist might not be useful on her own, but as backup to a shooter or stabber she might come in handy.
>>19762336Nah we can get more from her, until she runs out of things to say we keep seeing what she will give us
>>19762336>Inform QB, tell him there's a chance to flip Midori and we'll work on it, and let's look into the girl's parents ourselves (asking QB to do it will only mean that he'll have her parents killed and frame Jyuubei so that Midori will defect).What do you take him for? QB is a bad person, but he's not a bad mutant cat.
>>19762329> directly disagreeable >flat out refused to tell us her bossThis is the point were you make threats and act on them.I do not want her working with us. She poor as shit, making her easy to fucking bribe into killing us.Off the bitch when we have her bosses name.
>>19762301>>19762295I see the chucklefucks are backwait a minute we will see if we can find more rape victims for you to lead us into groping
>>19762342Yeah, consult with QB is a good idea. We can continue interrogation later.Also, Saints is dangerously close to Angels. Dig deeper here, first.>>19762346Also this. Keep letting her give, then after that take the rest by force if necessary.
>>19762292Pleiades Saints?Because that's the crazy as fuck group in Kazumi Magica.
>>19762363>wahhhwahhh someone isn't Friendship is Magic
>>19762292>>19762297>How do you proceed from here?We have found out enough. QB should be able to look up the other Incubator based on the info we already acquired.And we promised Iori to be back real quick. So I'd say stop the interrogation here.As for what to do with the girl ... it looks like she could be converted to work for QB. Her boss seem like the odd type (even by Incubators standards). So let's talk with QB about it.
>>19762315>noir>good decisionsKill her.
>>19762356That's the one thing she hasn't talked about so far and she is showing signs of considering it. We start kicking the shit out of her at this point while she is still mostly drunk will just undo all the work we did towards getting her to defect and give us all of what she knows
>>19762297Ask for a glass of whiskey, turn to Midori and ask if she would like anything to drink.Tell her not to sell herself short, and state that we were impressed with her abilities. Try to flatter her a bit and show just how nice we can be to those who help us.
>>19762376Just because its noir doesn't mean we have to be chaotic retarded.
>>19762363Oh wait, that "rape victim" almost killed raped our principle.I said to do magic scans myself. Anyone that wanted to let her into the room without checking her failed that missing hard.
>>19762372No multiple people are playing "HURR DURR I AWESOME STOMP!" when investigation and being smart is what is needed here.We can get much more from playing nice with this one girl then taking apart her agency using the information she gives us
>>19762389She's unstable, possibly knows where we live, we fucking crippled her, and will probably kill us dead if given the chance. We're probably not getting much/anything more out of her anyway. Give her another shot or two if you wanna be nice about it.
>>19762391Who didn't have a weapon, was using the appearance of her friend who had been raped and nearly caused us to get killed because we couldn't use our magical scans due to her friend stopping usYou are trying to push down the same path of chaotic stupid on this decision regardless of what you supported before
>>19762391The room nullifies all magic. Pay attention.
>>19762415OK, this removes the possibility of an illusion.Also, she's drunk as shit. Drunk people don't tell lies.She's legit.
>>19762413We are moving soon anyway and she is vulnerable and afraid for her family. We can exploit this to give us a major advantage that you want to throw away to try and act badass.We get much more out of this if we flip her and show we can be merciful towards those that help us, it also reinforces us as being less batshit insane and in need of retiring
>>19762382>>19762380Why do we want her as a friend?She poor and has parents that can be used against her. She more a liability then an asset any way you look at it.Getting the boss' name and getting rid of her is the safest course of action.>>19762414No, you were wrong and I was right. You going "friendship is magic" let the rapists into the room and fucked everything up.>>19762415you're kinda slow, eh?
>>19762413She's still tied up and we still have her soul gem, as well as the fact that we blew off her kneecaps stop acting retarded.She can't even do her magic and can only form half a coherent sentence. Its completely unnecessary to kill her.Just because its fucking noir doesn't mean we have to a retarded sociopathic robot.
>>19762425Fair point. Just keep a close eye on her. We have the only gun in the room, right?
Emi (whats-her-name) is quite a bit of a pushover - the thing with a low self-esteem plus that she didn't really have a choice when getting recruited and didn't really see the choice in her assignemnts.She was just doing what she thought she had to do. She's the submissive type, so all she needs is just better master.
>>19762292"So, here is where I am at: I am inclined to make a job offer. Try to get you somewhere without this raping idols bullshit. So, what I need from you is something to take to my employer to get him on the same page. So, with this in mind, what do you have for me?"
We should probably ask about the Kirika incident. QB said she was talking to other incubators, so shuld try to figure out if its the one Midori works for.See if the flesh of fallen angels means anything to her. Golden weapons and Pinkie should also be mentioned.
>>19762445Angels and weapons yes, Pinky no. If she knows Pinky's connected to the gold weapons she'll bring her up on her own.
>>19762433We're not killing her for now.We're killing her for when pink promises her the high life with Golden Weapon XY that'll also make her parents also love her alot more.Or for when one of her old squad-mates needs her help to fuck with QB, and she gives in because they know where her Parents are.She is a liability. End it.
>>19762455So we move her parents.
>>19762432No I pushed for doing anything but groping the fucking rape victim. I wanted to scan her or stop time and frisk her or do fucking anything that involved more thought that what you chucklefucks pushed forAlso we don't want her as a friend or at least I don't, I want her as a minion as an ace in the hole we can use so that we don't need to get fucked up every time something comes upThink for a moment, she can disguise herself as anyone, we can use her to distract enemies by pretending to be us or the target or anything while we do our jobMaybe if you had more than three brain cells you would see there is a better solution to things than "HURR GRIMDERP IT"
>>19762433I'd actually say because it's noir, that's reason enough to not be a sociopath. These chucklefucks seem to think noir is Patrick Bateman running around solving mysteries.Yeah, we should be miserable and a pain to be around for long periods of time, but how the fuck does that translate into "lulz lets kill everyone"?
>>19762464If we're going to have her as a minion, why not be friendly?
>>19762432>Why do we want her as a friend?We don't. We are just considering the option of moving her into the arsenal of our agency instead of just killing her. Final decision will be on QB anyway.
>>19762455She is only as much of a liability as we let her be. Flip her, be occasionally nice enough to keep her liking us then leave her out of everything she isn't needed for
>>19762342 >>19762336 >>19762335You stand up from the seat, shivering slightly at the chill of the room. The Anti Magic Barrier always had that effect on you - making you feel as if you're standing in a walk-in freezer with nothing on except your underwear. It's not as bad now, but the longer you stay here, the colder it'll get.You have enough information to go on anyway, you think. A description of an Incubator, a sample of his rather unorthodox business practices, a name of a group (or at least something close to it) - it's certainly more than what you might have gotten if you started with the thumb-breaking and the face-shooting early."M-Murderface? Where are you goin'? Are you gonna leave?" Midori's voice is startlingly weak now, feeble, as if she's getting weaker by the second. "I'm...I'm not afraid to die, if you really have t'kill me, y'know. Just...remember what I asked for, please?"You walk over to her, and reaching down, awkwardly pat her hand, her fingers cold and clammy. The alcohol must be wearing off.You murmur that you'll just be a moment, that you need a drink of your own. She nods at this, and closes her eyes, as if to try and sleep."Come back, okay? If...if you just wanna talk, or somethin'." She murmurs.It's funny how things turn out, you think as you step out of the Silent Room. The first time you met her, you were much too willing to shoot her full of holes.Now you're not too sure.
>>19762470Because they are chucklefucks who think that 40k writing is the epitome of character development and motivation
It was suggested in the last thread that, given the nature of the missions that Midori was sent on, it may be entirely possible that her organization might retaliate against her family due to her capture and/or failure. Something to keep the rest of the low-level grunts in line. We could also try to entice her with promises of gainful employment for her family. Being a cook for a corporation probably pays more than being an unsuccessful street vendor anyhow. She's probably too much of a liability to do field work, but an illusionist like her could probably find a solid gig in some desk job like marketing or human resources or something. They'd probably need to live the rest of their lives on heavily monitored company property, eating QB-company food, watching QB-company TV, and wearing QB-company clothes. This is assuming that QB thinks that all this is worth it, though. We should keep pumping her for information and report our findings and/or suggestions to QB.It's also entirely possible that she's lying her ass off and is leading us to believe that another organization is backing her. We can always fall back on Jack Bauer-esque interrogation to confirm these things, if we get information from QB that contradicts her testimony.
>>19762494You got the important part rightIf she has lied to us we go full out torture to get what we want. If she is telling the truth we try flip her
>>19762494If her family is being targeted, then we could possibly use them as bait, reel in some of this organization's people
>>19762494That is, try to give her some incentive by saying that QB can offer her parents protection from any stuff her prior employers may try to pull. Within limits (but she doesn't need to know that).
>>19762441Thirding this.Give her some hope for a way out of this, and let her give us some more
>>19762487As soon as you close the door behind you, you're greeted by your former trainee, Kumatora - and what appears to be Kyuubey, being cradled against the young girl's jacket-clad chest like some sort of plushie or a pet. You frown slightly at this as Kyuubey glances up at you."Ah. Matsuda. How did the interrogation go? Did you get the information we need?" Kyuubey seems a bit too satisfied with itself in its current position. "Kumatora, please call Housekeeping to clean the Silent Room. Knowing her, she's probably used the prisoner's intestines as drapes by now, and her flayed skin as the carpet."How do you report your findings to Kyuubey?
>>19762522Tell him everything, mention she may be flipped and used as a source of information on a rival incubator and his team. Say that she seems to be relatively low in her organisation but has picked up a fair amount of usable intel
>>19762522"Not necessary, at least for the next few minutes. She has been quite cooperative, I think. If she was lying then I might take you up on that offer."<infodump>Is this correct?
>>19762522Tell him that, actually, no, we didn't kill her yet. We're keeping her alive because, through our talking with her, and her Incubator's choice of missions to give her, she may be amenable to being flipped.Provide QB with the information we've got, and that it would be more advantageous to turn Midori and use her as an asset.
>>19762522>>19762487Tell QB what you've found out. Mention that the girl was pretty much cooperating and that it might have something to do with you soaking her gem in booze for ... a while.Ask him whether he would be willing / able to take girl into his emplyoment. Because she'd be totally willing to go for a new master, her current boss sounds like a horrible "person". Even by Incubator standards.
Her Illusion-Ability seems useful to me. Instead of turning her into a red stain on the wall we should actually talk to QB about taking her in. Please keep in miny, that without Pinky, we probably only would have left that Illusion of hers after Iori`s private Parts would be all over the Internet. Also: Yes. She worked together with Rapists. It was a Job her Incubator gave her, so? Would you seriously refuse to do what some fucked up Spacecat tells you to do in his creepy happy voice?I'm not teling to trust her. I'm just asking to ask QB to let her switch agencies, if this Illusionary Schtick worked against us it should doubly so against Muscleheads similiar to Sayaka and Kyoko. Also despite being a scheming little Bastard, QB is not retarded, after Interogation ask him what he thinks of her and how much he thinks she is trustworthy or useful to begin with. Stop being triggerhappy Chucklefucks, this is not the path of Homu.
>>19762522Should we tell QB that we also think that the golden weapons may have a propensity to return to their owners? It's something we may want to tell him now than to have him contact us about some missing bling.
>>19762522Tell the mutant cat everything in a deadpan manner, as usual. "The subject is alive, she said X and Y and is likely to defect to our organisation" etc.
>>19762522This. >>19762547But open with "Yeah, fuck you too."And makes sure to ask for a check on her parents.
>>19762522She won't tell us her boss' name. I take it's worth beating out of her.>>19762553>I want to help everyone! Maybe if we try hard enough, friendship will prevail!
>>19762556Yeah tell him we suspect that may be the case. It seems they "bind" to their user or whoever kills their user
>>19762522Tell him all the information we got out of her. Let them know that cleaning won't be necessary and that we might need to interrogate her further depending on how useful her information turns out to be.
>>19762553I'd like to additionally point out that our Time Stop ability is currently unreliable, and may not even work anymore until the shield is repaired, if it can. We will need support, especially if we end up fighting rival Magical Girls. An illusionist capable of doing crowd control would help us out and keep us from losing any more limbs.
>>19762563Also, I think it's a good thing to show a stable side to us, what with the growing suspicion on us with the golden weapons effect on our dear protagonist.
>>19762566>BAAAAWWWWWW no one likes me trying to be stupid
>>19762563Why does Peter have a crown?Silly cat, you can't wear crowns.You're not even royalty.
>>19762566>We should have everyone! Trying to help people is weakness!
>>19762575He's a mutant cat.
>>19762575You were saying?
>>19762569This. No need to get rid of a potential lead. Still wish we had asked her about Kirika, but I suppose that can be for next time.
Honey attracts more bees than beatings. A low-level grunt like her might be swayed to our side for peanuts. Although a few beatings or implied threats could go a long way to ensuring her loyalty.
We are not trying to "help everyone" (that's Mami's job), we just happen to be in the situation where solving the things peacefully both requires less effort and yields better gains.
Can you faggots stop arguing like whiny little bitches? Post your suggestions (with logical reasoning, that usually helps) and let the OP decide.
>>19762589That can be a task for later or for the more people oriented people to sort out if we flip her
>>19762522>she's holding QB like a kittyD'awwwwwwwwwww.
No need to point out that she might be turned, he can figure that out on his own and if he wants to do that then he can go ahead and do it. Why should we care?
>>19762590Honey doesn't attract bees.Bees are MAKING honey.I guess honey could attract bears...
>>19762566Could you do me and probably some more of us the favour and put a trip on? So we'll just do the same as with Alexander's and the other Tripfag's retarded posts and just fucking ignore them?Come on, be a pal, it would really help us out.
>>19762590Nah she knows what we are capable of, she knew that she wasn't likely to be walking out of there when we turned up to interrogate herWe are a badass, we know it, other people know it. We don't have to go around trying to act hard because we are insecure about how small our dick is and that our parents don't love us
>>19762574>stuipid>have stated my reasoning well above.>>19762455>>19762432>>19762580She's weak, has parents that can be used against her, and has an intense lounging to protect/provide for them.At worst she a perfect caidate for a Golden Weapon and at best she's a new leak waiting to happen in QB agency. Get rid of her.
Well here's a thought, you think Mami will be proud we didn't kill somebody in the Silent Room?
>>19762609>Why should we care?Because that's one of the things we found out during interrogation.
>>19762625Her illusion had us completely fooled until Pinky came along and saved us.
>>19762620Can I ask the same of you?
We still have to question her about flesh of fallen angels, golden weapons and pinkyhead.Let's get to it ASAP.>>19762594This, people. Come on.
>>19762609Because we found it out and it makes us look better.It may be cheap but if we want to avoid Kyuubey pressing the "fuck everything" button then we have to use whatever we can
>>19762629Because we did a retarded frisk, not a magic search.
>>19762625She's not a golden weapon candidate obviously.The golden weapons are more attracted to people like us and Kirika. Not weak, fragile little girls.
>>19762625You can have all the reasons and put it as eloquently as you like and still be going full retard.Face it, no one agrees with you so shut up and get on with it
>>19762628And we gave him all the pieces. Organising his business is hardly our job.>>19762641So we should suck his feline cock to keep him happy? Fuck you.
>>19762629| |V>>19762653>>19762645Would we even magiscan her if she walked up to us pretending to be someone we know well? How often do we scan Mami, for example, when we see her?Her power is good. She's not to be underestimated.
>>19762672You're assuming a whole bunch of shit as well.
>>19762645Do we even have a magic search ability? This is the first I've heard of it.
>>19762670If it keeps us alive longer yes we suck his little fuzzy cock.I love fucking with him too but I realize when we need to e a good little girl and swallow
>>19762547Pretty much this. Also mention that it's entirely possible that she's lying and that Housekeeping might have to deal with something later on if that's the case.Keep it short and sweet. QB is the final voice in all these matters anyhow, if he thinks that her illusionist powers would be handy to have, he'll work something out. If not, then we'll just have to make do without having a spiffy new whiskey cooler.Also subtly mention that the golden weapons may be bound to their current owner. They might start re-appearing in our inventory sooner or later.
>>19762680We can detect magic iirc. It is the same as how they know there is a witch around if they are looking for it
>>19762670Kyubey can call down the thunder on us if he so chooses.If we don't want the fucking Deadly Viper Assassination Squad on our ass, we better be professional about this.
>>19762645>>19762629Both of you are wrong. We realised that we were in an illusion. We just couldn't get out.
>>19762686>when we need to be a good little girl and swallowNope. We don't need to put up with his shit any more than necessary. He doesn't really give a shit if we tell him to slag off, we still do our job, and do it well.
>>19762677We had one job. Stop lori from being raped. A few of us wanted her scanned to be sure, because we're paranoid. A lot of people went full durp and wanted to feel a loli up.But the paranoid people were right.>>19762679Yes, I assume the worst case scenario. It's what smart people do.>>19762699we did not know until we after we let her into the room.
>>19762626Oh god! Mami will be happy! I just giggle-squeeled.
>>19762710There is a difference between telling him to get fucked and shooting him and lying to him or keeping what could be important intel from himWe don't have to play nice but we have to play straight, especially given he knows we are compromised by Pinky and will be watching us very fucking closely for any reason to sign our death warrant
>>19762699We only realised we were in trouble when we tried to move, and even then we only knew it was an illusion because Midori revealed herself. And she only did that because she believed she had complete control, which would have been correct if not for Pinky.
>>197627121. They were also retarded about it.2. It's what paranoid people do. 3. What's your point?
>>19762712None of us wanted to let her just come in but where we differed was going full retard or using one of our many ways of doing things smartly
>>19762695It wasn't evident when we fought that Witch in Mami's apartment; we only knew where it was because of the screaming and the gunfire.Also, no indication of such an ability when Kirika attacked us in the taxi.I'm not even sure if we have such an ability, since we've never used it.
>>19762686I don't love fucking with him. I fucking hate him.There's a difference.If we start groveling he will never let us stop and we'll have the sword hanging over us for the rest of our life even if we survive to clear this up.>>19762697Being professional != sucking your boss' cock at every opportunity.
Tell the cat the information we gained and that we think she could possibly be flipped. Regardless, we want to keep her around and see if we can mine some more information from her if what she has said proves to be accurate.
>>19762712>>19762686>>19762691Pretty much these.>>19762547yes I was amongst the paranoid, but majority wins and that's that.Also want to reiterate asking about Fallen Angels, Golden Weapons, the works. Worst that could happen is we get nothing out of it if she doesn't know shit.
>>19762756They can find a witch when they search for itThis means they can actively search for magic not just passively know.Therefore we could have seen about scanning her with/for magic
>>19762758Fuck you are an assholeThis came from us wanting to professionally tell him what we found and now you think we are going to be his bitch constantly?I am not even going to bother keep arguing with you because it is well past evident you are the stupidest motherfucker this board has ever had the displeasure of having to see
>>19762565 >>19762553 >>19762551>>19762550 >>19762540"W-what?" Kumatora, who has once again brightened up at the sight of 'Murderface-sempai' - suddenly pales at the command from the Incubator. "N-no, surely Murderface-sempai didn't...! She couldn't--!"You narrow your eyes at Kyuubey, and shake your head, grumbling epithets at the smug mutant cat looking so comfortable being nestled against a neophyte's chest. You tell him what you've found out. You don't exactly clue him in on how you did it - not with your impressionable former trainee around - but you tell him about the description she gave you, the group name that she misheard, as well as her being amenable to a contract recruitment. Kyuubey seems to grow thoughtful at this, blinking every so often as you talk."Ah. I see. That's surprising. I was quite sure you were going to town with your prisoner. You've always been quick to use violence. I suppose this is a good thing." He glances beyond you, towards the door leading into the Silent Room. "The description rings a few bells, as do the group name, but I'll have to confirm it, first. As for her working in this agency as a double agent...I can, most probably, overwrite her original contract, but that's not without risks. Are you willing to take responsibility if the worst happens?"You nod silently after a moment. The worst, of course, would be Midori dying because of the process. "Very well. It'd be actually good for this Officio Assassinorum to get another Callidus, if anything. No one seems to appreciate the finer act of espionage and subterfuge anymore." He lets out a sigh. "I'll let you know if the contract process is a success."
>>19762773The scanning is only for witches. It's not for scanning for general magic use.
>>19762773But we didn't. Discussion ended.>>19762758We aren't sucking his cock, you dumb retard. Did you ever hold a job in your life? If your boss asks you about something and you know the info, then give it to him. Hell. You should do the same for your co-workers, too. It's just proper human interaction.Yes, we aren't proper, but he's still giving us money.
>>19762796I don't particularly care about this one thing. I think it's unnecessary but I wouldn't particularly care if it was only this.The problem is that people keep going out of their way to suck up to him out of fear for the deathsquad and this is only the latest example of it.
Well, we better watch out for people with French accents now.
>>19762813>Discussion ended.So, we should be more paranoid then? Seeing as if we had been that mission would have gone much better?
>>19762815If the deathsquad gets the drop on us, do you think we're getting out of it alive?
>>19762829Yes.Don't be a retard.
>>19762831given that we're the main character?
>>19762848that's not how CYOAs work. We fuck up we should die.That's why I'm paranoid.
>>19762804You then give Kyuubey a last-moment warning about the Golden Weapons currently under his custody. You tell him that they may suddenly disappear from his possession - the Shield may 'take' them from him and give them to you the moment you cycle the damn thing for weapons. Kyuubey seems to consider it, before nodding."Thank you for telling me, Matsuda. Also, please do not take this the wrong way, but I'm rather pleasantly surprised that you're cooperating so much, now. Keep it up, and perhaps you'll make it to Warmaster soon enough." He leans back on his comfortable perch, making Kumatora squirm a bit. "Now, do you have anything else you wish to say? I do have to remind you that Minase Iori is waiting for you at the lobby of the ground floor. You've kept her here for long enough, I think."Do you have anything else to say to Kyuubey before you leave?
>>19762858I think we should kill him, but no, we have nothing more to say.
>>19762858Nah, let's blow this pop stand. Let's go buy Iori a nice lunch for how long she's been waiting around.
>>19762858Give him a rude gesture
>>19762831Maybe, maybe not.Probably not unless we're paranoid and cautious enough to not let them completely get the drop on us and even then we'll probably not be able to do anything beyond escape but that's not the point.
>>19762858Tell him about the parents. Hide them in a fucking vault. Give them better jobs.Ask if putting our soulgem in whiskey is bad for it.Bat his fucking ears.
>>19762804Don't just leave. We told Midori we'd come back.Get back in here, tell her what happened (don't forget the part about use taking responsibility). Then tell her we have to leave now, but we'll see her later.Time to pick up Iori and get the fuck out of here.And we need to get our new phone also,>affair overtalyNo captcha we are not cheating on Iori
>>19762858Is he going to check on Midori's parents?Otherwise, nope. Grab him by the neck and go back into the room. We did tell Midori that we were coming back, after all.
>>19762886>not fucking Misaka Get out.
>>19762884>put our own soulgem in whiskey>get drunk>drink whiskey>get more drunk... dear god we HAVE to try this.
>>19762858"It's funny how something that would make a good pair of slippers can be so smug.. " , in a deadpan manner and than just leave.
>>19762873>>19762886>>19762884Some combination of these three.>>19762890What purpose would that even serve
>>19762858Just that getting protection to Midori's parents from reprisals from this rival Incubator may help turn Midori. Maybe leave with a quip that maybe Mami's finally rubbing off on us.Let's get our new smartphone from Mami, and go home with Iori.Also, Deculture, do we have the ability to do a magic scan? Or is it limited to only detecting witches?
>>19762858So we're not interrogating about the Fallen Angels and the Weapons?Also tell him:"I'll be keeping her Soul Gem. Really makes the booze taste better." Then mumble "And its fun to watch her be drunk">If interrogating furtherAngels, weapons>If notBuy Iori some ice cream. Bitches love ice cream.
>>19762858BTW what was the name of pink hair? And what's her story?
>>19762858Tell Midori what happend, get cell, get bitc-, get Iori, aquire currency.
Just flip him off and get out of there.
>>19762905Why would we mumble thatWhy
>>19762858>Do you have anything else to say to Kyuubey before you leave?Give him the drained Grief Seed (the one we used when chilling off when we flipped on Sayaka).Ask what's ETA of the next assignment. (and emphasise that he doesn't have to rush it, we could use a few days off).optional: Ask for permission to take Iori to the company's shooting range. When she's gonna live in the gunstore, she might as well know how to handle a gun.
>>19762886We just left Midori literally a minute ago. We will visit her when we get back to the officio.
>>19762858>Warmaster>Become warmaster, betray Em-Kyuubey>Kick his ass so he has to be on life support for the rest of eternityGENTLEMENWE HAVE A PLAN
>>19762897It'll make the top shelf stuff last a hell of a lot longer, that's for sure.I wonder if it would work if we dissolved painkiller pills in the alcohol.
>>19762858one last visit to Midori, tell her about our suggestion to Mutant cat and that we might visit again if she decides to make the switch.
>>19762917Because it was stated that we kinda liked interrogating a drunken puella magi.
Also, if we're in a SCIENCE! mood, we should see if Emi/Midori is aware of her surroundings while in soul gem form. First we get an empty bottle of clear whiskey and fill it with water. Drink from it as usual routine and soak her gem in it. If the next time she acts drunk, we know that it's an act she's putting up.
Hold off on visiting Emi again until we know how useful her information was. Might as well just keep her on ice until then.
>>19762934Yeah, but why would we mention it?
>>19762921Oh, right! Completely forgot about the drained Grief Seed. Yeah, we should do that.
If we are done with the interrogation, we should set up a meeting at our apartment with Mami, Kyoko, Sayaka and maybe Misaka. We need to warn them about the golden weapons and Pinky, and perhaps Misaka could give us some insight about the weapons if she's had a chance to investigate them.
>>19762906You mean Madoka? Watch the animu.
>>19762921>>19762943If we start train lori QB WILL make her a magic girl.let'snot do this
>>19762926The Homura HeresyMother of god...
>>19762858Ask QB to look into Midori's parents to try to remove any leverage the other group has on her. Go back and finish up the interrogation. Ask about any one using golden weapons or other magical girls in her organization that have started acting crazy or talking about the flesh of fallen angels.
>>19762949>MamiOh boy here we go.
>>19762948Why are telling them about pink?Just tell them to stay the fuck away from golden shit because QB said they're dangerous as fuck.I say we go home and get drunk,
>>19762958Hey, now, no need to get ahead of things
>>19762921No particular reason. Just being human and all, you know with the whole not being able to resist some guilty pleasures from time to time thing. Just thought it was a fun detail. Not everything needs a reason.>>19762942Oh yes, this. All of my this. Teach her Cooper's rules, fundamentals, mechanical operation, maintenance procedure, eye of the tiger montage ending in her shooting cans blindfolded. Ok, well maybe not that far, but let's make it something fun while not taking half a thread.
>>19762951Basic training in gun safety, and perhaps use, is entirely reasonable since she's living with us.
>>19762949No I mean Madoka in this version.I know the anime but the story here is quite different.
>>19762951And how is this, storywise for us as readers, a bad thing?In character it makes plenty sense to do it, given that weapons make up most of the furniture in the place she lives at.
>>19762971>>19762970"See this? It's the safety. NEVER TOUCH A GUN THAT HAS IT OFF!"Pat her on the head. End of lesson.There we go.
>>19762988Well, that's boring.>>19762980We don't know. If we did, we've forgotten.
>>19762971>>19762958>>19762906>>19762970>Basic training in gun safety, and perhaps use, is entirely reasonable since she's living with usThe reasonable thing would be to conctinue to keep her away from our world, that includes keeping her away from weapons. She is a normal girl. An Idol but still a normal girl. We want to keep it that way. How fucking carless can you people be? If you show her how to handle a gun you can fucking bet your asses on it that sometime in near future she will fucking show up with a firearm because she thinks that she can "help" us.
>>19762983nononononononononononoOne more person for Pink to corrupt. One more person we have to worry about getting a golden weapon. One more person that is a threat.I'd almost say kill her if QB says he thinking about making her a magic girl and asks us about it.
>>19762980Turned into a witch and we killed her apparently.We dont know any of that in character because we are amnesiac
>>19762980This is presumably some weird ass timeline where we failed to save Madoka and now she's a sentient witch, while the other girls are still alive. Might be a continuation of that Faust CYOA, seeing as the witch with the planet sized grief seed is being called Faust, but it could just be a passing reference.
>>19762951Actually, I was talking about giving the drained Grief Seed over to QB. It's useless to us in its current state, and only useful to him.Which reminds me, we're down to one Grief Seed. If we don't want to become a witch, we'll need to cut back on our magic usage and wait for an assignment that pays us in Seeds.
>>19763008We need to see how Misaka is doing!At least stop by and see her(if she's in).fuck swordbitch-lite
>>19762966Because Sayaka has already shown an interest in the golden katana and we owe her one for helping us out.Also it helps since it means Kyoko and Mami will trust us more which means they are less likely to push kyuubey to off us
>>19763001Hm. You do have a point, which I hadn't considered, and could have been presented in a slightly less hostile manner. But whatever.It's also a scenario that can be avoided by proper handling.
>>19762980If Kyuubey's information is correct, 'Pinky' in this setting is/may be a particularly unusual Witch known as 'Faust'.On the side, Deculture, is that the same Golden Desert Eagle in the OP image?
>>19763008Our last option was grief seeds or retiring Kirika. We may well end up with our next mission as a choice between cash or seeds again
>>19763020We owe her nothing.she had as high a stake in the mission as we did.We tell them QB thinks they're dangerous as fuck and leave it at that.
>>19763008>Which reminds me, we're down to one Grief Seed. If we don't want to become a witch, we'll need to cut back on our magic usage and wait for an assignment that pays us in Seeds.Cutting the magic use is gonna come naturally right now, the shield-thingy sort of overloaded in the last fight and needs a while before being useful again.
>>19762921 >>19762904 >>19762886>>19762890 >>19762884You take out the Grief Seed you had used trying to calm yourself down after your altercation with Sayaka - and Kyuubey's eyes immediately light up at the sight up of it, the perfectly-round crimson orbs following its every movement. You take this opportunity to tell him about Midori's parents, and how they may be in danger with their daughter being compromised and all. "As a rule, we Incubators try not to involve the immediate family of our employees in such matters. But since this Incubator is a bit unorthodox, I'm certainly not going to take my chances. I'll see what I can do, Matsuda."If dealing with the devil was only this easy and this reasonable. For an asshole bastard cat, Kyuubey isn't the worst. He's certainly up there, but he's just like any other boss. All you needed to watch out for was him being an alien and stuff.You toss the Grief Seed at his direction, and both his prehensile ears catch it in their grasp. You nod at Kumatora, who seems to be itching to salute you once more, except that she has both her hands full of Incubator and it's no really polite to drop your boss while he's feeding."Oh, yes. Matsuda, the assignment that's lined up for you this time involves Minase Iori. In fact, she asked that you take this personally. If you have the time, you can ask her for the details, I'm sure it'll be better than waiting for the dossier."You make a note of that as you leave, stalking past cubicles and quickly-hushed magical girls in office lady clothing. You never really liked offices to begin with. At the very least, the debriefing and interrogation went smoothly enough for your liking.
>>19763002Again as readers we only benefit from that scenario. It'd be Noir too. I like that idea.Besides that I believe we were ORDERED to stay around Iori, so we HAVE to live with her. She's probably going to be recruited either way, as our compeltely unintentional influence gets her used to the idea, then something bad happens to force her into making that wish. Metagaming aside, Chiaki can't avoid Iori, nor the place she lives at. Wherever Chiaki lives is never 100% safe, so at least give her the skills to defend herself, and not hurt herself in the attempt. We'd never forgive ourselves if she shoots herself due to our carelessness.
>>19763025>and could have been presented in a slightly less hostile manner. But whatever.You're right. I'm sorry. My hostility was uncalled for.
>>19763048> You take out the Grief Seed> Kyuubey's eyes immediately light up at the sight up of it> while he's feedingGentlemen, we've found the one thing we can use to manipulate QB.
>>19763070Yeah sadly they are a limited resource at the moment.That I something we will have to fix
Since Iori will be around us for a while longer teching her basic gun safety is only reasonable. teaching her to shoot is a different matter.
>>19763051Then we kill her.But no one else will say to be safe, so have fun being stabbed in the back.>>19763051get our phone, visit Misaka if she's in, wave at mami, go home to get drunk and hear about our shit mission from the loli
>>19763048>the assignment that's lined up for you this time involves Minase Iori. WHAT?I can see that she's still an idol and can afford it, but considering she's also sort of attached to us... whatever the assignment is, it's gonna be akward.
>>19763091We tell her where the safety is. If it's off, never touch it.Problem solved.
Ok everyone how is this for a compromiseWe teach Iori basic gun safety and use.But we make her swear to never use them unless it is to protect herself if we or any of the other girls aren't around
>>19763101More or less. I agree that teaching her much more than that isn't called for.
>>19763107Agreed. The safety thing is just silly, might as well tell her not to touch them at all which ain't gonna get us anywhere. She doesn't need to a be a high speed, low drag good-to-go OPERATOR. Just not shootherself in the tits with it.
>>19763107That should be what it is by default.
Deculture, your quest has kept me awake through a very slow morning at the office. Thank you!
>the assignment that's lined up for you this time involves Minase IoriSetting panic to 11!
>>19763048The elevator ride is a short one, now that you're not moving between fifty or so floors. You step out at the ground floor lobby, and you see Mami and Iori waiting patiently by the revolving doors. They seem to have been talking quietly about something just before you came into view - and it's obvious from Mami's flushed face and Iori's pink cheeks that they were once more up to no good.At least Mami seems to be recovering slowly. Maybe given enough time, she'll like you enough again that she'll make you pancakes once more, eh?"Chiaki-san." Iori calls, waving to you, and you nod as you approach the both of them, Mami staying behind quietly, a white box in her hands. "Are you finished with your affairs here?"You say yes. There isn't really anything else to do, here."I see. Um, this is a bit short notice, but Mami-san is going to show me around the Shopping District. Would it be alright?"You blink at this, and nod after a moment. You don't really have any reason to object now that you think about it, and the assignment can wait. Kyuubey never said it was urgent."Great!" Iori smiles. "She'll get me back to the apartment later tonight, and I promise not to stay out too late. Mami-san will see to that."You glance over at the blonde, and she nods, a small smile on her face. That...should be enough for you, really. You turn back to Iori and remind her never to stray from Mami's company.
inb4 Iori makes us do some romantic sort of thing for some convoluted reason
>>19763132We're FREE.Visit Misaka. Have vodka victory party.
>>19763132>>19763146YESPut soul gem in vodka, express train to smashed city.
>>19763132>they were up to no good>Shopping DistrictSetting panic to 12!
>>19763158We're paranoid. Set it to 13.>>19763146[X] Touch shiny armorSee if she has more cool stuff to jam into our shield. Like Tomahawk cruise missiles.
>>19763132Ask Mami to get in contact with Sayaka, Kyoko and Misaki. Tell them to meet at your armory to discuss the weapons and Pinky.
>>19763132"Oh, Mami, before you go,"Grab Mami to the side and whisper to her, "Mami, promise that you'll, never, ever talk to or trust a creepy girl with pink hair. You have to trust me on this."We need to do this before all our allies get Pinky'd.
>>19763169Well, or this.
>>19763132Guess that box contains our new phone. And I suppose this is as good a time as any to ask Mami if she could organize a meeting with Sayaka and Kyoko at Misaki's. We should talk about the golden weapons sooner rather than later.
>>19763169This. It is important that we make sure they don't get Pinky'd, mention it is what caused Kirika to go off the deep end
>>19763169no business. no bitchy SayakaVodka. Victory. Party.add this >>19763173 to this >>19763146
>>19763188>We should just let ourselves die, we need to party!
>>19763132"I won't. In the meantime, here--" The idol takes the white box in Mami's hands and places it on yours. "Your new smartphone! I activated it myself. It's got my number in it already, along with Mami-san's and the rest. "Well. That's convenient. You start to thank her, but she'd already gone, taking Mami by the arm, the both of them eager to get somewhere. You're a bit annoyed at this development at first, but you realize that if Iori could improve your mood by the tiniest bit by simply giving you company, imagine what she could do with Mami.You glance down at the box in your hands, and open it carefully. In it lies your new phone - a smartphone of all things, the sort without buttons, the entire device just one flat piece of glass welded to steel (or so you think). The display picture, funnily enough, is a picture of both Mami and Iori, smiling at the camera. Probably had someone take the photo for them.As you glance through the app menu, it's then that you see a diary app. That's...strange. You tap its icon with a finger - and it's then that you get the same kind of dialog you did with your first cellphone. Password, five letters.And this was supposed to be a brand new model.You frown at it, before shoving it back into your inventory. No need to fiddle around with doodads right about now. You've got...well, most probably the entire day to yourself.What do you do?
>>19763169Also this. Organize after them shopping.In the meantime we get drunk and awesome with Misaka.
>>19763169>>19763187Why are we telling them about pink?Just tell them that the Golden Weapons are dangerous. No need to give Sayaka more fuel.Sayaka did just ask to retire us 12 hours ago guys. She is not our fucking BFF.
>>19763195Misaka!Gun Vodka Party Time
>>19763195Visit Misaka. Experiment with soulgem vodka dunking. Get completely smashed.
>>19763195We're being haunted by our diary? That's pretty creepy.
>>19763195Have Misaka check it for non-QB bugs.then >>19763188
>>19763195Send messages to Mami, Kyoko and Sayaka say we need to talk to them either this evening at our apartment or now at the armory. Get golden weapons and their implications out of the way then vodka with Misaka
>>19763195>They let someone else hold the phoneAnd now it has been tampered withShit be whack
>>19763203All the more reason to make sure she doesn't stab us in the back with a golden saber.I'm voting for checking up on Misaka and then relaxing. We should schedule some meetup with all our contacts to warn about the golden weapons and Pinky. I imagine Sayaka and Mami are the biggest risks. Sayaka hates us and Mami could easily be tricked into taking a golden musket to "protect her friends". Mami means well, but her niceness is going to get everyone killed.
>>19763195See if Misaka can help us get into our diary app.
Why do their reactions make me think they're going to shop for sexy underwear so Iori can surprise us tonight?
>>19763203For fucks sake this has been gone over beforePinky is Faust. We are telling Sayaka because we owe her one and don't particularly want her going off the deep end like Kirika.We aren't doing this to be her friend we are doing this because of the few allies we actually have we want them sane and at least nominally on our side
>password: 5 letters'Faust'? 'Akemi'?
>>19763203>She is not our fucking BFF.And now I can't stop thinking about this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nIUcRJX9-o
>>19763228that's why I want Misaka to look at it.Have we ever check to see if the loli was pink?>>19763238We. Owe. Her. Nothing. She had just as much staked in that mission as we did. She did it for her own reason.Nothing is owed.
>>19763243Nah we came up with that nickname in one of the earlier threadsSomething about calling pinky a bitch and telling her to stop haunting our time stop
>>19763195Buy Cigarettes.Seriously, we've gone all morning without any cancer sticks. We're probably unconsciously shaking from the nicotine withdrawal.
Whether or not we owe Sayaka anything is irrelevant. If not warned, she will be a liability that we may have to retire as well. Losing arms is kind of a nuissance.
>>19763253This is why we tell them about the golden weapons. If QB wants to tell them about pink let him.
>>19763195Use the phone to organize a meetup, or at least a conference call, to warn Mami, Kyoko, and Sayaka about the golden weapons. That QB has identified the person giving them out as some pink-haired witch called Faust, and that the weapons can make you go crazy like Kirika, and that he's already been informed about our brush with contamination.Then we go and visit Misaka, see if she can hack into the diary function, and if she can do anything about our shield.
>>19763245Except we do because she could have easily ratted us out to kyuubey over the whole going nuts thing and forced the issue of retiring us, or she could have decided to just kill us anyway or She could also have said no and gone off to save Mami herself.Stop being such a cunt for five seconds and look towards the longer term gains of actually doing something other than trying to be the biggest dick around
>>19763262Pink doesn't give them the golden weapons immediately. By the time she does, they will have interacted several times already, and started the process of corruption. Tell. Them. About. Pink.
>>19763269We told QB about that.So glad you actually read the threads.
>>19763245You blithering idiot, the motivation is to keep US safe by minimizing Pink's ability to cause problems for us.
>>19763274Exactly.It took us seeing pinky half a dozen times and asking her for help before the deagle turned up.She is a danger they need to know about
>>19763269She did rat us out though. I'd say we are even.
>hey, girls, don't accept golden weapons from a pink girl I see in my hallucinations. They'll make you go crazyComing from someone with a record of sadism and insanity, how do you think this sounds?
>>19763274>>19763281Telling them about pink is just going to drive them away and make Sayaka take independent action if she feels Mami is threatened. It's a terrible Idea.
>>19763280>>19763289I have been here for all the threads. She spoke to kyuubey first and mentioned it but just asked if she was to retire us she didn't push it. She has also not decided to simply shank us and avoid any issues that us being unstable may cause her which after what we pulled and our history would be perfectly in character for her to do
>>19763288Exactly. If they ask for help, it's already too late because they have a basic level of trust in pink. That's dangerous. We made that mistake and we still pay for it. If somone else makes it, we also pay for it. It all comes back to bite us in our cute little loli ass.
>>19763298Keeping it quiet is a worse idea because pinky can quite easily subvert them if they aren't aware.This is another time where keeping things to ourself is going to fuck us harder in the long run than coming out with it, at least if we tell them we can wash our hands of it if they do get golden weapons.Also we aren't going to spit it out like a fucking retard we will tell them kyuubey said it is a witch we will explain Kirika saw her got given that sword and a prediction and went batshit insane
>>19763195Input "Akemi" into the phone.
>>19763298How is sharing information driving people away? We're giving them a heads up, and if they don't believe us we can have QB confirm it. For fuck's sake, a couple threads back we were all arguing that we shouldn't let them know because one of them might tell QB, but then we fucking told him ourselves. What do we lose from informing our allies about a potential threat?
>>19763132ooooooooooooooooh shit.Stalk Mami and Iori from a distance. We can't trust how unhinged Mami really is. There's also possible people who want revenge by taking it out on Iori.
>>19763293Since we're starting to act less crazy, and the other person known to use a golden weapon started to get progressively crazier the more she used it, and that they can confirm the story by asking QB, I think it sounds legit.>>19763298Now, yes, with Sayaka, that's a possibility. But it's also possible that without the warning they wouldn't have any reason to immediately break off communications with Pinky/Faust, and would give Pinky a greater chance at corrupting them.
>>19763313You're the first person that's said how to tell them. All the other left it to the author's discretion. what happens when QB decides to to them and it contradicts our story? Tell them to stay away from golden shit and just have a vodka party
>>19763211 >>19763205 >>19763200You step out of the QB Heavy Industries building after a few moment's worth of letting everything sink in. It's been a frenetic twenty-four hours for you, and while the painkiller you took was certainly helping, there was no denying the fact that you had your ass kicked by Kirika. You could've easily died if she went for your neck first rather than your favorite drinking arm.You flex your new arm again, wiggling your fingers - and it's then that you flick your wrist, the Shield immediately manifesting out of thin air and solidly clamping onto your arm. The comforting weight of your time-stopping device there once more, letting you know that no matter how bad it get, you could always make it worse.It's then that you settle on what to do, and you hail another cab with your left hand. A smile on your face as you do so.It was time, at least, to give credit where it's due. You didn't kill Kirika, not really - you only helped. Misaka did her in.You could only hope she was old enough to drink Stolichnaya.
>>19763169THIS! A thousand times this!
>>19763333>You're the first person that's said how to tell them.No he's not.Right here >>19763264
>>19763324hmm 30/70 odds that she's crazy.but I wanted a Vodka Victory Party....
>>19763333Because it seems to be that everyone thinks we are suddenly going to act like a retard and start ranting about hallucinatory girls and act like we have no evidenceWe have evidence, ourself and the cold half a body of the bitch we had to kill both had weapons and saw pinky and have been acting weirdly. It should be evident that we are going to handle it well and quite possibly stave off another problem like Kirika
When it comes to handling Iori, maybe a Leon approach would be best. We're a quiet loner by nature, a cleaner who likes to do her job then enjoy the peace and quiet of a single malt forgetting all her troubles. If she bugs us for some basic weapon handling and safety, sure I guess but we've only got her for a month and she's got a guard at all times.We've got whisky to keep us company. Maybe we should pay off our tab at some point at the bar, we've got some cash handy.Mami on the other hand, give her time. We was wrong, it's pure and simple. Telling her about it won't work, because she's so kind to us we don't want to throw everything in her face and burn all our bridges, but we aren't going to change to fit her delusions either. Better to just give her some space for a while and see how things pan out. Show her we care, but don't apologise for the way the world is.
>>19763355Deculture, one thing.If you're going to do a two part post, label them 1/2 2/2 please.otherwise you're awesome
>>19763405It should be pretty clear if it is a multi part post since he always asks for an action when it is needed
>>19763405That is completely unnecessary.
>>19763429I'm not insulting him. I asked for a simple marking. It's up to him.
>>19763453I understood that I just think it is unecessary
>>19763405Ah, sorry about that! I'll try to add that next time.Guys, sorry about cutting this one short, I found out that I'm being called to work again tomorrow. So I can't stay up as late as I should be able to tonight.Thank you for all your kind words and support, however! I'll do my best to make it up for you guys next thread.
>>19763470but... but... but...VODKAsleep well, you weakling.
>>19763470Thanks for the thread.
>>19763470Dude you run a fucking awesome quest, you make it up to us just by posting.
>>19763470Alright, thanks Deculture.Before you go, could you please answer a question?Do we have a magic scan ability, or does it only work against witches?
Thanks for the quest, bro.
>>19763470Thanks as always dude.For once I guess I am going to sleep before 4am when you normally finish
>>19763470Well, thanks, as always, for the fun quest, Deculture.One of the best things on /tg/.
>>19763470I'm looking forward to the next part and some more of your art!
>>19763494My apologies.>>19763500No need to thank me, without you guys there would not be a thread past the first one!>>19763503I should've been able to make more posts this thread, though. And I do apologize for posting slow, I'm not the fastest of typists.>>19763504Chiaki can sense Witches. But being a Vindicare, she can't track or sense Magical Girls too effectively. You need a Culexus for that.>>19763506Thank you for participating in the thread! It's always great to see people discussing what to do next as Chiaki's action. Although sometimes the arguments get a bit heated!
>>19763470I keep wondering what or who is Chikuwa?
>>19763470Thanks again Protoculture, you're the best!
>>19763579Chikuwa is a tube-like food made from fish paste.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chikuwa>>19763576>But being a Vindicare, she can't track or sense Magical Girls too effectively.So effectively, we can't scan a person for magic, or detect if they're a magical girl.
>>19763579Chikuwa is a fish sausage. It's my favorite snack.>>19763531Hah! Me too. Although it's worth it for you guys.>>19763541Ah, there are lots of better quests than this, though!>>19763553Ah, before I forget. Please expect a bit more art next thread. Hopefully I can make illustrations of the current characters.Thank you for your support!
>>19763611Stop tip toeing around it like a bitch.Could we have scanned lori's fake friend and knew she was fake?
>>19763664We could probably sense one when they are using powers but I think things like midori's powers would defeat our ability to sense
>>19763494Just means we have something to look forward to next time.>>19763470Aw, nuts. Oh well, take care.
>>19763696He's asking to settle the argument he was having way up in the thread.
>>19763645>expect more art>bueno.gif
>>19763664Not to give everything away, but as a Callidus, Midori is pretty good at her job. Callidus focus on undetectable subterfuge and espionage. There was a way for you to detect if she was fake, but you would have scanned the wrong person.
>>19763324>Stalk Mami and Iori from a distance.No, no, no, you got that all wrong. The idol should go yandere for us, not the other way around.
>>19763787>There was a wayThank you, I will be super paranoid now!
>>19763826Scan the security head or Iori.One would have come up as being under a witch's kiss and the other would have come up as being quite heavily influenced by magic
>>19763826To be fair, if there wasn't a way we'd bitch about railroading.
>>19763860that's what I was thinking just now.Now we have reasons to be paranoid.>>19763866well, it kinda would have been. Bad guy can get in with zero chance at being caught?
Is the fact that Pinky is called Faust rather than Kriemhild Gretchen a plot point? Is this story connected to that other cyoa or was it just a tribute/coincidence?
Anyone get the feeling that partly why Midori made such a good callidus is her personality? She seems to be the sort of person who when not drunk or in a position of power would be very quiet and almost unnoticeable
>>19763934What? The first part, not the second
>>19764086oh yeah. She seems the to try and stay out of sight as much as possible.
>>19763576Heated arguments just mean that people are invested in the characters. As unpleasant as it can be it is proof that you're doing something right.Looking forward to next time.
remember to vote at the archive gentlemen
I can see it now, we end up with a team of emotionally broken magical girls against the greatest evil ever
>>19764427But that's so cliche now.
>>19764427But with powered armor and more heavy weapons!
>>19764530Maybe but we have the head start f being in noir and being an alcoholic.Maybe we could turn out team into alcoholic emotionally broken magical girls?
>>19764636Kyouko already seems to be halfway there, even if she's pretty upbeat most of the time. Anyhow, reading the old threads, I noticed that Madoka was in the old cellphone's contact list. Now, this isn't a big deal for Chiaki because she's so drunk all the time that she can't remember her own name but... why hasn't anyone else even mentioned her? I mean, they were obviously acquainted at some point, right?
>>19764704Madoka is dead and now Faust remember?We theorized that is partly why we are amnesiac and so fucked, the event of her becoming a witch and us having to kill her basically broke our mind and we ended up with a new personality in murderface. That's why Mami takes care of us, Kyoko seems to sort of like us and Sayaka hates usThey all knew what we were before and what we did
>>19764751And now they avoid it because they either brought it up and it caused us to freak out / break even more and kyuubey possibly had to mind fuck us to forget it happened so we could keep functioning like we have been
>>19764704>>19764839Makes sense, I suppose. However, and maybe I'm remembering wrong here, wasn't normal Madoka in one of the monitor displays in QBs office while Chiaki was being debriefed? I mean, if she's dead by our own hand and probably the main reason behind the alcoholism...why keep a recording of her there? Again, maybe remembering wrong here. Cant really check since my phone is acting up...
>>19764932We saw a flash of her but nothing identifiableThen he put up a full picture of Faust when we told him we had seen her.I think it is largely that we see Pinky about so seeing her isn't the trigger but maybe her name brings back the memoriesIt could also be that they decided after it happened and we broke down that it wasn't to be mentioned
>>19764932Also she was a member of QB's agency and like Kirika he would keep files on hand about her
when will the next one be
>>19765618That's always an excellent question.
>>19765618when he's had enough fish sausage.ehhhhhhgggggg...