You are a Magical Girl, and you find yourself hunting bears in Siberia, a freshly-loaded M91/30 Mosin Nagant rattling on its strap slung on your shoulder as you do your best to tread snow with somewhat ill-fitting boots. You'd been having so much trouble with your heels that Kharn finally took pity on you, and gave you the pair she'd been meaning to hand to you but suspiciously forgot. "Maybe your amnesia is contagious, Murderface," she had said, laughter in her voice after she sees you eat it for the fourth time - your reward for trying to tread the rather unforgiving terrain consisting of hard-packed snow, suddenly ankle-deep snow, and slippery ice. "Perhaps I am catching it, and I am forgetting things! Hahaha!"For someone whose career - and life - you ruined, and forgot all about it because of your amnesia, Kharn is being a real sport about it. You're not sure why, but hell, you'll take your blessings where you can get them.You'll just have to ignore the sinking feeling in your stomach that you'll be looking back at this moment with regret, someday.
>>20506252With the boots, the long trek to the hunting grounds that Kharn promised didn't seem all that long, after all. The massive truck on treads was slow enough that you had opted to tackle the trip on foot; something your former partner seemed more than happy to join you in. Tiny Pete, Misaka's little experiment and your current best spiky buddy, brings up the rear, leaving massive imprints with every lumbering step. Walking side by side with Kharn, a good solid rifle in your hands and nothing to wait for but tomorrow - it's a quite refreshing experience, revitalizing almost. Perhaps this is why vacations to remote parts of the world are so popular these days - to really relax, to really disconnect from stress is to be placed in a radically-different environment; totally alien from your usual trappings. Not that you'd recommend a trip to Siberia to hunt bears for anybody else, but for someone like you, this seems to be what just the doctor ordered.You're not even jonesing for the booze as much as you were, earlier. Hell, you haven't even lit a single cigarette since this started!An almost happy sigh leaves your lips; and you breathe in the chilly, bracing air as you continue to follow the large tracked vehicle rumbling in front of you. You probably don't even mind if you don't get to kill a single bear - that would really just be a bonus. Being out here, in a quiet, snow-covered forest......You almost feel like you're home.[1/2]
>>20506261"It is nice, isn't it?" You hear Kharn say beside you, her armor-plated feet clanking quietly with every stride as she keeps in lockstep. "Despite the obvious danger, the men relish these hunts because it relaxes them as much as it gets their blood up. Hunting is a slow and methodical sport, and there are chances that we end up not sighting a single horde. But we enjoy it all the same."She turns slightly towards you, and you catch a gleam in her black, crimson-pinned eyes behind her glasses."I would recommend that you take this up as a hobby when you get back home, but, ah, there is really no decent place to hunt in Mitakihara, is there?" Kharn smiles. "Well, unless you count our own hunting parties, back then - which, while I recount fondly, were not exactly...officially sanctioned, if I may be allowed to use euphemisms." The word sounds strange with her accent, but it sounds like a strangely erotic term all the same, rolling off her tongue. "You were quite enthusiastic about them, you know. And you have the leading score, still, at that."You blink at this. It seems that Kharn is sharing something about the past that you don't remember, and while it sounds positive for the most part, the small amount that her smile had faded seems to signify that it wasn't all...peaches and cream, back then.[3/4]
>>20506360"Ah, listen to me, reminiscing already." Your former partner lets out a small laugh that sounds the slightest bit forced. "My apologies, Murderface. It is not easy to ignore nostalgia, even when we have not been that long apart. Almost a year is not long enough a time to be misty-eyed about past events, eh?" She grins at you. "Already I am talking like an old woman. Souji says I should not dwell on such things, or I will get wrinkles."How do you respond?
Ha ha, finally, one of these damn threads which I am in time for!
LETS DO THIS.
>>20506367"Souji seems to say a lot of things I disagree with."
>>20506367"By the way Kharn, how come we wear the same glasses?"
>>20506367Reminiscing isn't really something I can do. I'm sorry I forgot all the good times we had together. What was my score? What were you and Misaka arguing about earlier? It sounded quite heated. Were you being mean to her?So you and Souji? Is there anything between you two that I should be aware of? This isn't my field, but even I noticed that he cares deeply about you.
And someone wanted a desktop resolution one. I make no apologies for the text placement being fucked.Anyway.>>20506367"Nothing to apologise for. Somehow my memory makes it seem a lot longer."
>>20506367Not at all. We're defined as much by our past as least as much as how we behave now. How were things like, back then? The officio, and the other girls?
>>20506367Souji says things. Lot's of things.Not all of them correct.
>>20506367Huzzuh, and we're live! Time for the long awaited gap filling and bear hunting!"If you wouldn't mind filling a few gaps for me... what exactly -did- we hunt?
>>20506367"'s comforting, actually. Hearing someone talk about my life reminds me that it really did happen, even if I've forgotten."
>>20506367"Take it from an expert on the matter, my friend, memories are to be treasured. Reminisce away... so long as you don't get distracted and end up as bear chow."
I've realised something.In the anime, Homura was never shown drinking and smoking.I know the drinking and smoking as added as part of the noir theme, but there is one line that got me thinking.> "But at the very least, you still remember how to slowly self-destruct. That's something the original was very good at."This could either mean:1. This is set post anime, living in a world where your friend has become the worlds unsung martyr despite having spent lifetimes trying to save her is a good case for turning to pills, meds and the bottle.2. We are silly billy's for trying to fit the anime into this.
>>20506430I translated the first sentence on the background, and it is really the copypasta i think it is?
>>20506464Somewhat altered, but it seemed appropriate, somehow.
Some more speculation:So far, we've been assuming that Homura (before she got kali-mah'd by Faust) was a good guy. However, the diary entries seem to imply that she was, at the very least, paranoid. And from what I can piece together from what other people have said, there is an actual continuity where Homura kills off Madoka for power. Perhaps we should take what the diary entries say with a grain of salt? Homura may have been a magical girl of a very 'Practical' nature. Pic related.
Having just drunk an appropriate amount of whiskey, this thread is timed perfectly.
>>20506533No. Homura never killed Madoka for power. The one time she was shown killing Madoka was as a mercy-kill to keep her from turning into a world-ending witch.That scream as she pulled the trigger was one of the most heart wrenching scenes in the show.
>>20506533>Our journal entries sound paranoid>We shouldn't trust them.I am lolling up and down the walls, my friend.
>>20506464Don't suppose you want to give anons of a less cryptographical disposition a clue?
>>20506367"No apologies needed. Can't say that I can do the same, what with the holes in my memory."
>>20506562It's quite easy, the PMMM wiki has a chart and it's a 1-to-1 swap all in the same 'font' of the runes. Once you start to pick up the common letters, it rolls along.For the busy, though, the first line is "What the fuck did you just fucking say to me you little bitch?", which should sound similar to a particularly well-known (and reposted) meltdown...
>>20506554To be fair, we want to be aiming for a level of paranoia somewhere between Call of Cthulhu and Shadowrun, without actually going full Shadowrun.Never go full Shadowrun.
>>20506435 >>20506426 >>20506408Kharn laughs at your comment about the director of the Officio's Research and Development branch, which you've worded with your typical sense of subtlety and tact. "Yes, he does, there is no disagreement between you and me there. But, ah, what will you say if I told you that it is one of his better qualities?" Her strides, as confident as fluid as always even in the snow, continue to make those strangely-enticing noises - and it's then that you realize how similar they sound to the mechanical action of a firearm's slide being pulled back and being gently released. It's a strange comparison to draw, but there it was.You shake your head as you digest her response, however. One of his better qualities, she says? Is she keeping track of them, or something?"...You can say that. I put it to you, you can learn a lot about someone's personality when you spend six months with them in somewhere as remote as this." She gestures with a brutally-clawed hand over the snow-muffled landscape around you. "Working with him has been...an interesting experience. Like desk work. I thought I would never grow accustomed to it, but there it is." Kharn lets out a sigh, her breath leaving her mouth in a small puff of steam in the chilly air. You idly wonder if you'll turn out the same, too, if in her situation. Kharn's laughter gives it away that you had mistakenly thought aloud."You? Desk work? The mere thought of it is inconceivable, Murderface! No, you would probably go insane first!"[1/2]
>>20506367"Oh good, at this rate I'll be young forever and ever.Oh wait, I had that already. I want a refund."
>>20506533Well, I've also been thinking. It keeps being implied that this state of affairs is our, for at least Homura's, fault. I think that this occurs post anime where Homura unsatisfied with the world that Madoka's sacrifice found tried a way of undoing it. She somehow got Godoka to create an alternate universe, however the strain of creating a universe was too much even for Godoka. Since the new universe still had the default:magical girl -> witch ruleHer soul gem shattered and became the oversized grief seed we know today. But I still don't really understand how killing Godoka's witch is supposed to help things.
>>20506591>never go full shadowrunWhy not?
>>20506586Haha, ogod, nice. Thanks for that anon.
>>20506621Because that is not a healthy level of paranoia anywhere other than Shadowrun.It leads to accidentally blowing up your mailman because you mined your front porch.
>>20506621>Shower_FAL_Muffin.jpgIt's not a pretty sight.
>>20506594Chiaki doing paperwork. The horror.She'd burn through a pack of cigarettes and a bottle of kong every stack. Half of the papers would have whisky stains on them and the rest would be smudged with cigarette ash. That aside I think she'd be brutally efficient at it as long as Mami was nearby with pancakes to keep her from hunting bureaucrats down and kneecapping them at regular intervals.
>>20506594We should mention while we are getting hammered with Kharn that we had to retire Kirika.It wasn't pretty or fun or anything we want to have to do but she was consumed by one of the golden weapons
>>20506639>That aside I think she'd be brutally efficient at itUntil she runs out of cigarettes and starts smoking the papers.
>>20506633I assume you're referring to this?>>20506629You're quite welcome.
>>20506650We'd have someone whose job was to make sure that we had a full carton of cigarettes at all times. We'd buy them wholesale.
Hey, we should have our paranoia for someone who deserves it.It is a possibility that Khan's niceness is an act and she resents us for taking her off the field.You know, we should get a look at her soul gem.Perhaps when we show her how "to make alcohol go directly into your SOUL" trick
>>20506664The diary entries say she deserves it. And why would they lie to us?As much as I like Kharn, my paranoia is telling me that this is going to end in some sort of death gauntlet through the hordes as an act of revenge by Kharn, while our gals are held hostage.
>>20506664I agree on the trick but I think she might actually not hate us.That is because I think she is somewhat yandere for us though...
>>20506594You turn to frown at her, but it's then that she hushes you before pointing towards the clearing to your left with a brutally-clawed finger. You turn to look - and it's there that you see what looks like the skeletal remains of a skier impaled on a tree branch, his bright neon clothing now faded and dulled with drying blood. A broken jawbone hangs lopsidely from underneath a crimson skiing cap, as petrified fingers clasp around the jagged stump of a branch jutting out of the former skier's ribcage.It's to note that it is missing both its legs, and most of its lower torso."One of the victims from last month." Kharn murmurs under her breath as she nudges you to continue walking. "We suspect he was a tourist who flew in here by helicopter, looking for fresh skiing spots. See how he is holding onto that which holds him in place, on the tree? The bears placed him there while he was still alive, and it was then that they started feasting on him."Well. Not exactly standard bear behavior, but it's not like you've done this before. As far as you can remember, anyway."In any case." Kharn clears her throat as the both of you continue your trek, Tiny Pete's plodding footfalls behind you an ever present reminder to keep moving. "Souji can be abrasive, but that is simply because he favors honesty and directness to...a pretense of civility. He says it is much easier if we speak only what we mean to speak to the people we do not wish to get along with, to limit interaction and waste less of each other's time."[2/3]
>>20506693"These are large woods, people can get lost in them"NEVER split the party.
>>20506664She's definitely hiding something. I also don't trust her because of the diary entry on her and Pinky said she doesn't like her either. Admittedly, Pinky's biased, but still...
>>20506664Kharn abdicated the Warmaster position when she took Chiaki under her wing. However, QB did mention that she only retired to Siberia after her 6-month partnership with Chiaki ended rather badly. As others speculated, this may have something to do with the late Culexis that seemed to be friends with Kharn and Chiaki. Perhaps it was over something that involved her death?
>>20506693Please, we haven't even gone through the gold weapon training yet. What kind of terrible traitor starts stabbing backs the first chance they get?Plus, the journal said that we can trust her "with our life, but nothing more". I'll start worrying about kharnette once something more subtly dangerous than a pack of uberbears shows up.
>finally catch MGNQ early>finally get to be paranoid i front of everyone elseKharn is Phyrexian and we're going to have to put her down.
>>20506703>He says it is much easier if we speak only what we mean to speak to the people we do not wish to get along with, to limit interaction and waste less of each other's timeSo he's an asshole because we're a cunt. I can respect that.Also, that level of intelligence and sadism from bears is kind of alarming. Maybe we should have brought an M2 or some other anti-vehicle weapon with us just in case as well as Tiny Pete.
>>20506730Well we do have a bolt pistol we pulled out of our shield.
>>20506730Nah he is just an asshole overall.Especially given we didn't ( to our knowledge ) offend him or even meet him before and we had been looking after his little sister
>>20506744To be fair, amnesia is not a thing which should generally be expected in social interactions. His actions are comparatively reasonable given the extent to which we apparently fucked over Kharn.
>>20506703That makes...sense. A surprising amount. You actually understand where he's coming from--"But I have also told him that there is no excuse for deliberately being an idiot." Kharn adds, as if an afterthought. "Civility may be bothersome, but it is what separates men from the beasts. Manners."...Yes, of course. Manners. Those are important, too.A moment of silence passes between the both of you, and it's then that you ask her another question that pops up unbidden in your mind. Well, not really unbidden, as you've been wanting to ask her about it earlier - ever since you saw her arguing rather heatedly with your arms dealer, who you haven't seen as incensed for quite a while. Not even Kirika's little stunt with her prized Chicago Typewriter then had earned such ire."Ah. That." Your former partner lapses into silence, before replying with a slight tinge of crimson in her cheeks. "It...it is a personal thing, Murderface. You are the dearest of all my friends, but I do not think that I am at liberty to discuss it." She smiles, awkwardly, apologetically. "I do not think the parties involved will appreciate it if I get other people involved, as well. So, if possible...I would like to conveniently dodge that question. You may ask me anything else, however."Press the issue.Accept her request, and ask her something else.
>>20506744No, he knew of us from talking with Kharn, and started out mad at us for murderface's role in her exile.He's still being a dickbutt who is incredibly lucky we didn't break his arms, but at least he has a reason for it.
>>20506744He has pretty good reason to resent us. He respects Kharn to a very high degree, maybe even loves her, it's not been explicitly stated how far their relationship goes. But he cares about her and we're the one whose fault it is that this talented women is stuck in the middle of fucking Siberia. By all accounts we threw Kharn under the bus, it makes since that he's angry as hell.
>>20506261Tromp tromp tromp
>>20506762[X]Accept her request, and ask her something else.I think the relationship is just "when we get horny"
>>20506762Accept her requestDon't push things
>>20506762Well, we're not going to get the serious nostalgia until we're drunker, so,>[x]Ask something else"Do i have the same glasses as you, or do you have the same as me?"
>>20506762Accept her request, and ask her something else.Yeah, that's cool.Inquire after those giant mech-like shapes we saw coming in.
Ask about her robo-arms and robo-legs
We could ask her about her arms and legs.
>>20506762>>20506800>>20506796This sounds good.
>>20506762[X] Accept her request.Ask her about those fucking super-bears we're hunting. Seriously, am I the only one who's starting to get anxious about the clearly-not-bear-like behavior.
>>20506762[X] Press the issue, kinda.Kharn, I am closer to Misaka than almost anyone else. She is one of the few people who I trust implicitly and actually seek out physical contact with. You of all people should know how rare that is. When something gets her this mad I want to know why.I'm getting groomed to be Warmaster. Keeping subordinates from killing each other is in the job description. I don't need to know about the fine details, I don't want to pry, I just need to know if this situation is going to blow up in anyone's face, especially Misaka's.
>>20506762>[x]Accept her request, and ask her something else.Is there anything special I should know about these bears we're hunting?
>>20506762What is the sarcophagus?
>>20506762[x]Accept her request, and ask her something else."So, these bears. They hunt in large packs called hordes. And they're incredibly sadistic. And they're big. Are they smart enough to set up traps and ambushes? Like, hide in holes in the ground covered up by snow and wait for an armed convoy to get into the middle before striking?"
The robot arms and legs probably have a lot to do with us throwing her under the bus, honestly, so maybe we should wait on that.>>20506762[x] ask about our shared glasses fashion sense.
>>20506762"So, how come we are wearing the same glasses?"
>>20506810>>20506814Nice to see I'm not alone in being concerned that this bear hunt might go up pear-shaped.
Might be a good time to ask about the Culexus girl. Leave the sarcophagus for some other time.
>>20506841if people weren't already thinking that, i would be disappointed.
>>20506762So, these bears.. Can they open doors? Do they tunnel like gophers? Have they discovered the wheel yet?
>>20506762[ ] timestop, ask Pinky what she thinks about the trip so far.Really, we should be nicer to her.
You know what would be funny!If there was a powerful barrierless witch around here, and her familiars look like bears!
>>20506869That'd be dwarf-grade FUN, indeed.
>>20506857Good god, what if by "hunting" we're actually committing acts of genocide on entire race of intelligent bears?
>>20506857Bear paranoia discussion:In case the bears have discovered tool use and fire / are a hivemind / other horrible scenario -1 - cram Midori in the Inventory. She doesn't really need air anyway.2 - Get Misaka to the truck, and thence, to safety.3 - If Kharn or Tiny Pete are in danger, throw a MiG at their attackers.Any thoughts?
>>20506762>Accept her request, and ask her something else.we just had a lesson on manners here
>>20506887they are bears. They all deserve to die.
>>20506851Considering that we're an alcoholic, gun totting, 40k lesbian Lich, for all we know that's just how bears act in this universe. Though how Midori could think bears can be fluffy and cute based on that behaviour raises important questions about what Mayumi may be getting up to in later issues.
Let her dodge the question, but perhaps you could ask Misaka later since she's a party involved.Ask Kharn about Homura too if we're going to about the glasses.
>>20506892Better to keep Midori in the truck with Misaka.She may not be able to kill any bears directly, but she could use her illusion powers to get her and Misaka out safely.
>>20506762[x]Accept her request, and ask her something else.Get a rundown on the bears' capabilities.Also, tell Midori that, in case of TOO MANY BEARS, she is to distract them with extra targets, and hide Misaka.>>20506892>implying the truck would be safeAhaha no.
>>20506892WHY HAVEN"T WE TRIED STICKING MIDORI IN OUR INVENTORY YET?!Seriously, we should stick her soulgem in to see what happens to her body. It might open up safety options for us. Oh, and we can always stick Misaka in a MiG and then stick her back in the inventory. That should be a nice bubble of her for her.
>>20506923Hell just throw Misaka in a MIT and she would be okI am pretty sure she could out fly most pilots if we gave her the chance
>>20506920>Misaka not riding Tiny Pete into battleAll people who aren't faggots please step outside.
>>20506931Making Misaka invisible and putting her on Pete's shoulder are not mutually exclusive actions.
>>20506930Fucking autocorrect MiG not MIT>>20506931If they are truly intelligent and sadistic then they may be able to get her down from on top of Tiny Pete.Would like to see them grab her out of a fighter plane
>>20506810 >>20506784As honest and forthcoming as your former partner is being, you've noticed that she's being a bit closed with certain topics. Topics that somehow involve both the R&D Facility Director and your arms dealer. Of course, you're not as stupid as to miss the obvious implications between her and Souji, but where does Misaka come in? Perhaps there's some sort of tension between them because of what's between Kharn and her older brother? Is she opposed to the relationship in some way, or just not enamored about the entire idea?Well, whatever it is, you leave it alone. She did ask, and even you know that there are limits to what you share with your friends. It's not like you don't have anything else to talk about, either.You glance back up at Kharn, who seems to be fiddling with her rifle - her long, brutish fingers slowly working the bolt back and forth a somewhat disturbing, if entrancing sight. You shake your head briefly, before asking her about her glasses - which, as you've noted, is quite similar to yours."Ahaha, these? I was wondering when you would ask!" She reaches up with a clawed hand to nudge her glasses up the bridge of her nose, a curious gesture coming from her. "These are yours, in actuality, Murderface! It is last gift you gave to me, before I left!" She smiles, brightly. "You gave them to me because you thought my eyes, they...attract too much attention. As such, glasses with fancy would make them look friendlier!"Huh. Well. At least the past you had a lick of sense. And it does work - you're sure that anyone else would shit themselves if they got an eyeful of Kharn's peepers in a dark alleyway. The feminine glasses do blunten the effect - somewhat.[1/2]
>>20506948>>20506943autocorrect is the bane of my existence
>>20506931>>20506762>>20506943>Put Midori in MiG>Put Misaka on Midori in MiG>Put Tiny Pete on MiG>Jolly Cooperation!
>>20506923Do people retain limited awareness of what their soul gems experience? That seems to be the case with the whole 'licking incident'.Maybe we could find out what it's really like inside Homura's shield. I bet it's just the Universes armoury in there, with a million copies of every weapon of war ever devised ever by anyone anywhere. In other words: fucking awesome.
>>20506762>dearest of all my friends>"Max, dearest of all my friends!">VladOh, snap.
>>20506962>I bet it's just the Universes armoury in thereAlong with half-empty vodka bottles, used clothes, empty painkiller packs and everything else we tossed down when drunkenly using the shield as waste bin.
>>20506962Wouldn't it be easier to set a camera to record and chuck it in there for a few minutes?
>>20506982Where's your SPIRIT OF EXPLORATION! We need a manned flight to this pocket dimension, not some drone.
Clearly, these are perfectly ordinary Bears. Also, the Truck will be fine - if it wouldn't hold up to the Bear's aggression, they wouldn't have brought it. We should ask about what R&D has been working on - it can only help us.Maybe it would be a good idea to see if we can get Midori in the shield. We should wrap her soul gem in something first, so it doesn't bump against anything. The weapons dealer should have an idea.Also, we should totally trust Kharne, without reservation.
Putting soul gems in the shield could probably totally cheat the system somehow, especially if you went back in time and started making copies of soul gems. (There was a doujin that involved this. It was weird.)So I'm going to assume that maybe Soul Gems can't go into the shield for some reason.Dunno about people though.
>>20506988Now I get the image of Misaka in an old Victorian style outer space suit with Midori and tiny Pete in a little spaceship flying through the galaxies of weapons, booze bottles and explosives.
>>20506988Well, I suspect that as soon as something enters the shield it'll enter stasis. We should test this though, by sending in one of the trainee girls who loves us. We advertise in Midori's doujin for a special prize, where they'll be able to enter Mayumi's "cavern". Include enough innuendo and we should have plenty of volunteers.
>>20507003Infinite Sayaka works
>>20506988Manned exploration should be preceded by the camera to make sure it's safe.
>a million copies of every weapon of war ever devised ever by anyone anywhereFirst order of business: have Chiaki learn a summoning spell or something that lets her get from the shield what she wants to get, even if it is a fucking Iratus Launcher.
>>20506988Well, for one, i think we were keeping Midori's soulgem in the Inventory while she was still The Enemy. Since she hasn't come to us with recurring nightmares of dark, cold, endless fields of guns, i'm going to guess that soulgems don't retain independent memory.Next, i think trying to cram ourself into our own shield is probably a div/0 error, and at best will render us comatose until someone manages to figure out how to work the shield and gets the soulgem out of it.Lastly, i don't want to shove an entire person in there solely out of curiosity, because i'm not really sure that it isn't inimical to all life.
>>20507021Good thing Magic girls are unliving husks
>>20507021Actually I think we kept it either in our whiskey glass or on our person during that time.Also Mami took it a few times to let her live for a it of talk iirc
>>20507035* and for a bit of a talk
>>20507021For all we know, there could be a civilization hiding in there. Not unlike the bag world that someone came up with on /tg/ some time ago. Several generations of people, eking out a strange life on mountains of trash and guns.
>>20507018But then how will we know whether or not it's safe for the camera? Remember: cameras are sacred, you should not waste them. Oh wait sorry, I forgot we weren't in 40K for a second there.
>>20506956You have other questions to ask, of course, but it's then that Kharn holds up a clawed hand as she presses her fingers against her headset's earpiece, eyes narrowing behind her glasses. Ahead of you, the truck has ground to a stop, with some of the soldiers hopping off. Metallic clicks filling the air as they ready their own weapons, worn rifles and firearms being prepared for combat.Kharn shouts a query in Russian; a hard-bitten soldier with rheumy blue eyes and a savage, jagged scar for a mouth replies quickly and tersely, an AK-47 slung casually across his body. You look towards your former partner for answers - you'd like to know what is happening, at least - and you watch as both Misaka and Midori disembark from the truck as well, running towards you with curious looks on their faces."Sempai? What's going on?" Midori asks as she comes up in front of you, one hand carefully holding Misaka's own. "From what I could understand, we weren't supposed to be stopping until after a few more kilometers." She looks up at Kharn, who's still murmuring into her headset. "Did Miss Valnikov say anything?"You shake your head. You've been waiting for an answer yourself, really. Misaka, on the other hand seems to be studiously ignoring Kharn, instead giving you a look up and down."Boots." She says, witheringly. "Murderface in boots is a travesty. Misaka is not amused."It's boots or broken ankles and faces, really. But you refrain from saying this and simply pet her on the head again, if only to improve her obviously black mood even if just a little bit.[2/3]
DM: "Your shield has a hammerspace serving as your inventory."Normal people: "Oh, that's sweet."/tg/: "Let's explore it!"Focus, guys. FOCUS!
>>20507021We could throw QB in first. If it doesn't kill him, we can move on to human trials!
>>20507057>QB eternally stalking us through our inventoryWhat could possibly go wrong!
>>20507003>(There was a doujin that involved this. It was weird.)Name?Also, I STILL haven't gotten anything on that Yayoi one.
>>20507062What if Pinky is slumming it inside our shield?QB and Pinky could have a talk.
>>20507048Brace for bears. I wish we had a CC specialist with us.
>>20507068That is a scary thought anon. One that makes an annoying amount of sense.
>>20507077Kharn was. Probably still is.And we could probably bludgeon things to death with our Goldsword, if we felt like it.
>>20507048Misaka knows that foxy highheels are where it's at. NOW I'll believe she's a good girl.
>>20507077That's what Pete is for!If the bears can take him hand to hand, well, then...WE STICK THEM IN THE INVENTORY AND WEAPONISE THEM!
>>20507084I don't think that we really, properly took Ownership of either of the new Gold doodads yet. I mean, the DEAGLE will always come when we call because it's *ours*, but the others were handed off to Kyubei's custody quite quickly.
>>20507097This...This may be the best approach to human trials ever. We should stick a bear in hammerspace if it gets close enough for hand to hand.Worst case, it learns to use what we have in there. Or, the bear dies horribly. Who knows.
>>20507080Only question is what Kyubey and Pinky would talk about.
>>20507132If they learn how to use the weaponry, we're only a Misaka away from MechaBear Shock Troops. Regardless, when Pleides Saints come calling, we chuck the bear at them and have Midori cloak it as a kitty cat.
>>20507132Months later we pull a bear outIt is a shivering wreck from the insanity that is the inside of our shieldOr it comes out a commando bear
>>20507147How much the love Chiaki and that their love is true love
>>20507132I think it was established that large objects are difficult to get into our inventory.Large objects made of whirling teeth and claws probably moreso.
>>20507048A few more moments of speaking rather tersely to her headset's microphone - as well as snapping out some commands in Russian - that Kharn finally remembers her small group of guests consisting of two magical girls and a rather irate-looking arms dealer. "Ah, forgiveness, Murderface, but there seems to have been a slight issue in our preparations. Our hunting is delayed for a bit." Kharn shakes her head. "It seems that one of the advance parties has sighted something hunting alongside a couple of hordes. It is...not a bear, that much is for certain. It is something worse than them, otherwise the bears themselves would have torn it apart instead of following it like a leader."Well. That doesn't sound all that good. Did the advance party get a good look at it? What did they describe it as?"The advance party was describing it as small in stature and looking like a young girl with fiery-red hair wielding some sort of sword. We lost communication with them after that, apart from their screams." Your former partner is already loading rounds into the action of her Mosin Nagant as she says this, and the rather terse, irritated tone in which she says this presents the implication quite clearly. Somehow, a Magical Girl had gone berserk. Somewhere all too near the Research and Development base. And whoever she was, she had already done away with a handful of Kharn's men. [3/4]
What if the bears have (a) golden weapon(s), guys? What will we do?
>>20507165Huh so much for relaxing bear killing.
>>20507147I think that Pinky and her fluffy new ventriloquist dummy would talk about whatever Pinky wants.
>>20507165Shit, I almost thought that was Kyoko with a golden sword for a second.That would have freaked me right out.
>>20507165did they see what the sword was made of?
>>20507165Pffft. A flame-haired crimson-eyed hunter ?!
>>20507182>yfw It's Kyoko wielding Kirika's katana
>>20507165So Golden Sword again. Im seriously thinking that Pinky needs to get some originality in her weapons designs.
>>20507208No, it's impossible! I REFUSE TO BELIEVE.
>>20507208I wouldnt be surprised. Seems like a normal Tuesday for us.
>fiery-red hair wielding a swordShoot to kill. She won't live past this day.
>>20507212Dude there are a bunch of different types of sword and each is used quite differently.
>>20507222My google-fu having come to a similar conclusion, I must ask, what is Shakugan no Shana?
>>20507165I vote we time stop quickly and demand an explanation for this bull shit. Pinky likes to give us our odds before an encounter with another magical girl. If she says we have a 90% or more chance of dying then we should call back all troops and fall back to the base, where the superior numbers and defences will give us a better edge. I don't like the idea of being caught in the middle of nowhere, with a small (however skilled) party against one berserk magical girl (who could have more than 1 golden weapon) and multiple hordes of killer bears on her side. So lets time stop and see what intel we can gather. Being forewarned is being forearmed, and all that.
>>205072411. Timestop2. Bitchslap Pinky."DON'T. RUIN. OUR. HUNTING. TRIP."
>>20507234Generic harem anime thinly disguised as an action anime. MC, a tsundere, is based by Rie Kugimiya. That's all I know.
>>20507222AAAAAAHHH! Kill it! Kill it Kill it!
>>20507241We have MiGs and Tiny Pete.
>>20507234>>20507222Ah great, I hate Shakugan no Shana.Stupid things that somehow eat you out of existence. Another thing, why is she here? Can incubators track their magical girls? Maybe Midori's formor incubator is trying to get Midori back.
>>20507165maybe we could try to talk to her?
>>20507165"I will have to ask you a favor, even if it is much too early in our reunion for me to be doing so, Murderface." Kharn racks the bolt of her rifle forward, chambering the first round, before holding the weapon steady in her grip. "Can I count on your assistance, here? I know, I know, this is exactly what you have come here to avoid, but...think of it as hunting, still, except the prey has changed very slightly." She smiles at you, but then blinks at Midori and Misaka. "Hmm. Maybe, we should have Misaka and your subordinate escorted back to the base, yes? This is no place for them."Misaka hears that, of course, and snaps back at your former partner in a scathing stream of Russian - which she returns ably enough, although in a more placating tone. Midori seems to have gone completely pale at the news, however, and you take her hand, asking her quietly what's wrong.Her hand is cold, very cold. Nothing extraordinary in this weather, but it's shivering, too."Sempai, I...that description's a bit general, but I think I have an idea who it is." Midori's eyes are wide. "It's...I just don't know what she's doing here. If it's her, I mean, a-and we don't know for sure. Just that..." She looks at Kharn, then back at you. "Sempai, I want to come with you. You're going with Miss Valnikov, right? Take me with you. I need to see if she's who I think she is."How do you respond?No. Absolutely not. You'll escort Misaka back to base. No arguing.I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.
>>20507262The last Golden Weapons user, whom was not a Magical Girl almost annihilated Tiny Pete. Not we have one that has a horde of demon bears following her. Yea this really is fucking Tuesday.
>>20507253>MCMeant 'main heroine'.
>>20507273I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is."Can you fly a jet fighter? Now's the time to find out."
>>20507253>harem I don't think 2 girls count as a harem.
>>20507273[x]I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.If she's familar with Midori then her illusion abilities are likely to be of little use.She can still distract the bears, though.
I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.
[x] Tag along.I think we already know, but that would be metagaming.
>>20507273[x]I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.And you promise me you won't take any risk.
>>20507273[x] *Test bolt action, not looking at Midori* You can hang out with the rearguard if you tell me who you think that is, and how much shit we're in if it's them.
>>20507273[X]No. Absolutely not. You'll escort Misaka back to base. No arguing.I can spot Midori dying far, far too easily here. Time stop, reassess the situation, and if necessary fall back or charge in.
>time stop>pull pinky into the regular world>throw her at evil bearsyou know you want to guys
>>20507273[x]I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is."And you don't get in our way of retiring her. If she was a friend, my condolences. If an enemy, don't make yourself a target."
>>20507287Still a male MC too many, but let's drop this discussion.
>>20507273You can tag along so long as you tell me who it is. You might not like your past, but if our lives are at risk I don't particularly care. Who the hell is she, and why does she have a horde of murder bears?Oh, and everyone but the three magical girls get sent back to the base with Misaka. They're only good as canon fodder against a golden weapon user.
>>20507273Take Midori along, but tell her to keep her distance and support the rest of the hunting party.Convince Misaka to go back so she could help her brother with logistics should we need more firepower or tech. We might need everything the base has to offer to avoid resorting to a golden weapon.
>>20507273[x]No. Absolutely not. You'll escort Misaka back to base. No arguing.If she's a friend, better to not see us putting her down.
>>20507273>>No. Absolutely not. You'll escort Misaka back to base. No arguing.No charing into battle on Tiny Pete vs magic girls. Bears yes, magic girls no.
>>20507273I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.if she's a colleague, it is entirely possible she has gone witch
Guys this one I have a bad feeling about. Khiraka I did not have a bad feeling about. Everything turned out sorta okay. Kilgore I did not have a bad feeling about. Everything went to shit, then turned out sorta (not really) okay. This I have a bad feeling about. [X]No. Absolutely not. You'll escort Misaka back to base. No arguing.And I'll second the idea of using timestop, we never use it in fights anyway after all.
>>20507273[x]I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.Maybe she can help us find out weaknesses, or talk our way out. Something that won't end in misery.
>>20507361because our shield is fucked up, we abused the shit out of it before that.and no, Pinky telling us it's not broken does not change my mind about it.
>>20507361>we never use it in fights anyway after all.There's a pink haired creepy yandere reason for that, you know.
>>20507273I think >>20507241 might be a good idea too.
>>20507273[X] Alright, you can come. Any danger, or attempts to distract me, and I'm finding out if I can put you in this. *Gesture to shield* If she's got gold with her, there's a near certain chance she's gone. You know this, so don't get in the way.
>>20507222>>20507222.....AND SUDDENLY EVERYONES DAY WAS RUINED FOREVER!If she is anything like in the animu, she has the ability to fly. That on the other hand means: [x]Whip out MiGs[x]Prepare for a Dogfight with a Magical Girl.
>>20507361I was one of the votes for taking Midori, but I think I agree with anon.This stinks. This well and truly stinks of a set-up. Magical girls do not appear out of nowhere. Whoever is behind it, even if it's just Pinky playing games, has set this up for an ambush. We've walked into ambushes before and we barely survived. We should pull back to a location of our choosing to fight.I know people won't like me raising it, but Kharn could have planned this. Just because we don't think she'll kill us doesn't mean she won't try and take the Golden DEagle. We need to watch the girls. She may be cautious about our time stop, but we get separated from them and she's got us over a barrel.
>>20507403>If she is anything like in the animu, she has the ability to fly.Ah shit be fucked.1. Get air raid siren from shield2. MAN THE JETS
>>20507273Her powers could be useful so let her tag along,First sign of trouble she legs it with Misaka and tiny Pete though
[x]I'll let you tag along if you tell me who you think she is.Do you know how to handle a gun?
>>20507273TIME. STOP. BEAT. ANSWER. OUT. OF. PINKY. THREATEN. TO. NEVER. GIVE. HER. SWEET. CHIAKI. LOVING.
>>20507434I like this.
>>20507429"Do you even aim?"
>>20507434Beating her is sweet loving.
>>20507434lololi approve of thisshe needs to stop her shit.
>>20507403That is an awful idea. An awesome idea, but an awful one. We move into her element and you can bet she'll be more maneuverable and she'll be a much harder target. Besides, she can pick us off one at a time, and I just bet her Golden Sword would cut through the planes.
>>20507403>Prepare for a Dogfight with a Magical Girl.Fuck this shit.Shilka time!
>>20507434This.Honestly, we're dealing with all of the drawbacks of a yandere without reaping ANY of the possible advantages.*Deadpan Monotone* "Oh no, Pinky, girl with red hair over there tried to rape me, she wants to bone me."Only thing we wouldn't have is an umbrella for the impending gore EVERYWHERE.
>>20507434>>20507273Well, this also seems like a decent idea.[x]Timesotp[x] Bitchslap Pinky[x] Grab her coller with one hand[x] Point at bear army with crimson red-eyed hunter at the front with the other[x] "You!" Explain this shit!"..Huh. Makes me kind of wish I was a drawfag.
>>20507474Who needs an umbrella when you can stop time to avoid the rain of gore?Also pinky may be yandere for us but she hasn't so far shown reluctance to let us get maimed or killed
>>20507496Now's the time to become one (but holy shit the painful practicing) Or become a writefag.
>>20507434You magnificent bastard.I'm choosing this
>>20507474What if Shana beats Pinky?
>>20507434Change vote from tag along to this.
>>20507474The problem is that Pinky doesn't seem totally set on helping us stay alive. We went to her once before for help, with extreme reluctance. And that was a mixed blessing because part of helping us involved giving us the golden desert eagle in the first place. Seriously, don't forget the Faust parallels are here for a REASON.
>>20507528Then another of our problems is solved!And then we run away very fast.
We should definitely put Midori in a MiG, but keep her jewel seed so she stays safe.It may also help to get to high ground.Also, information is always a good idea, so .The weapons dealer may be useful in dealing with the horde of bears ALONGSIDE the magical girl.
>>20507528Not going to happen unless the moon sized Grief Seed is destroyed.
Just want to remind everyone that in the description of the base when we first arrived, Deculture mentioned huge silhouettes that looked like Titans patrolling it's perimeter.So, yeah, if we want to fall back and try to get aid from one of those (or any of the troops) in that heavily armed military base, there's always that.
Seriously, people here are forgetting that Pinky may be kind of weirdly adorable, but she's not our happy fun dumb anime waifu who we can trick into sicking on whatever threat we have at a whim. It was with great reluctance that we asked for her help once before, and that ended up biting us in the ass for sure.Either A: She'll laugh us off for asking for help against something where we don't entirely seem to need it as badly as we did before(because we were literally rendered comatose, we had no choice), or B: She'll gladly help us.. And we'll be stuck with another golden weapon at best, or losing a big chunk of our humanity or some other precious thing or somesuch at worst.
>>20507297 >>20507296>>20507342"S-someone from the Pleiades Saints, Sempai. Mirai Wakaba." Midori hesitantly says the word, as if loathe to give reality to her worst fears by vocalizing them. "I...I hope it's not her, but that particular description, a-and with bears involved..." She shakes her head. "She's...her gimmick is that she summons bears, sempai. The sword thing she uses really rarely, because she doesn't like violence. She only uses it when she's really, really angry..."You blink at this. If she's really from the Pleiades Saints, then why is she bothered about it, you ask? If you remember, they never got along well with Midori, treating the Callidus like so much chopped liver. Why the concern now, then?"S-sempai, I..." Your subordinate glances at Kharn, who blinks in slight confusion, before turning back to you. "Mirai...Mirai-san, out of uniform, w-was..." Midori shakes her head vehemently. "--IS a friend of mine, sempai. Tthe only one who talked to me outside of assignments, only one who approached me and asked me how I was from time to time. She even made me a hand-sewn teddybear, Sempai." She grabs your hand, and you feel how cold hers are once more. "Let me come with you. She's the only friend in the world I have except for you, sempai. Please."...Funny. You remember something EXACTLY like this happening. Except that one involved a certain brown-haired idol. That didn't turn out very well, even if it did end in your favor. Somewhat.What are the odds, then, that this would turn out the same? Or worse?How do you respond?
>>20507510I can't draw for shit, and apparently my timestop Pinky-beating is getting votes, so I reckon writefag would be more likely for me.
>>20507576We don't run away from problems. We drown them in Vodka. And then set them on fire.
>>20507565We actually don't need destroy the grief seed
>>20507539Preferably to mami's nice, soft, safe mammeries
>>20507583You're going back with Misaka. See if you can send giant robot backup
>>20507583Respond with this ( >>20507434 ), please?
>>20507583Timestop. Bitchslap Pinky.
>>20507583Take her along. If the rogue MG turns to be her friend, she can try to talk her out of violence. And if that doesn't work out, there's still hypnosis.
>>20507583It is entirely possible she is here to kill me. turning her to our side is highly unlikely.
>>20507598Giant robot backup sounds good.
>>20507583Are we just stuck on a fucking loop? You know ending it all actually doesnt sound so bad at this point to be honest.Oh well i suppose that we need to go along with it. I DO NOT trust Midori right now. We will have to kill her friend. And just like with Mami this will ONLY turn out horribly. So be prepared to soul strip Midori at the FIRST sign of treason.
>>20507583Welp, she's compromised. Back to base with ye!We need to have Misaka escort her back to base. Also, promise we'll try to bring the girl in alive.We'll fail, but we promise we'll try.
>>20507583Timestop. Pic related.
>>20507583>Mirai WakabaThose are not red hair.>dat bearwe are fucked.
>>20507583"If she proves aggresive, I will kill her. Do you want to be there to see that?"Aside, remember guys, that if a grief seed is not disposed of by an incubator, the witch will eventually regenerate. You can probably kill Pinky, but she'll just show up again later if her grief seed is still around.
>>20507583take Midori with you but make it clear that if things go south we won't be able to guarantee her safety. she might be her friend but that doesn't mean getting away safely from rampaging super-bears.
>>20507613This, we took her so we could use her support powers.What use is it when you dont make use of it?Also Tell Kharn if she is expecting her and her soldiers to treat Chiaki like their warmaster, then No Russian. Japanese only so we can understand what the hell is going on without waiting for her to interpret.
>>20507598>>20507629Despite him being labeled like a fucktard, getting the soft people out of here is the best plan.
>>20507583"You know that its just too convenient for her to be here for it to be coincidence. She's here to either kill you or me. You know that unless she gets a change of heart, this'll only end in one way."
>>20507583"Look, if there's gold on her, which is the only explanation I can think of for having a fucking BEAR MAFIA after us, then she is not your friend any more. She is a higher state of crazy, one that even I haven't got to yet. You can try to figure out if there's another reason she's here, but I need to take her out if she's fallen. Don't... Make this harder than it will turn out to be."
>>20507583[x] Timestop. Bitchslap Pinky. If its too much of chucklefuck-territory though I would also go with: [x] Take Midori with you, give her the chance to reason with that person, while giving Misaka time to set up a good sniping position, Kharn and Tiny Pete stay with Misaka.Its like a Plan B that has another Plan B attached to it! If the red haired bitch tries to fight Chiaki will engage her and Misaka will provide Sniping-Support, Tiny Pete and Khran being there to protect from Winne the poo`s angry cousins.
>>20507583'OK, but if I tell you to run, you WILL OBEY, you hear me?'
Ah. Mirai might think that Midori is dead. So.. yeah, there's a chance we might talk things over, maybe.Or she could be pissed that Midori left. Eh, then it's just a fight like we were expecting.So, take Midori along, see if we can parley.
>>20507583"I say Misaka can stay if she keeps her distance. She may be able to provide support with a certain rifle she's used before. Tiny Pete will of course be with her at all times. I've seen it battle. The safest place in the world is to be is close to it, no matter where that may be.""And you." Face Midori, pointing a finger at her. "You can come, but if you do, you're going to aid me in killing her..." Poke her with the finger with each word for the rest of the sentence "...no matter who she turns out to be. Don't slow down, don't hold back. You're with me now..." (point thumb at ourself) "...and there ain't no rest for the wicked."
>>20507699>implying that's going to workWhy are you relying on a stupid plan?
>>20507660Damn I hadn't thought of that, this could be retribution. However, what if she's here for revenge? What is she wants to kill us because she thinks we killed Midori? That's a long, long shot though so I'll discount it. But I could imagine her volunteering for a mission to take us out from her incubator, who only wants to make sure OB doesn't fuck with him any more. In any case I still think we should take Midori with us, just make sure she stays well back and doesn't rush in or anything, I don't want her getting killed.
>>20507583Sorry no. If you are emotionally involved you'll be a liability.I'll promise I'll try to bring her back alive, but I'll do what I have to do and I'd rather you not be here if things go south.
>>20507583Remind her that we might have to kill her friend.Also ask here where the soul gem is located, if we shoot that out, we win.
>MiraiGreat, more references to Kazumi Magica. That thing started good, then went bad so hard it was depressing.>>20507708So that she doesn't watch us killing her friend.
Did we brief Midori on the golden weapons? I dont think so...At any rate, tell Midori she can come along to try and reason with the Saintgirl, but warn her that if she is compromised we WILL kill her.
>>20507583Bye, you're just going to fuck it up if you stay. Take Misaka with you.
Uhm... Why do you poeple want to kill her in the first place? I mean its not like she has a golden weapon. So killing her is pretty much without any benefit. We should try to use Midori to reason with her, if it doesn`t work we can still kill her.
>>20507583[x]"...Fuck." This is the part where we stop bullshitting around and act decisively. First off, grab Kharn and get her to order the cavalry back a bit. A fighting retreat if needed. Second off, we, ourself, alone, are going to the forefront. We are going to confront this magical girl, and get this shit figured out. We ask why, and how to get her to leave us the fuck alone. We we beat her into unconsciousness if we have to. Our allies are only to shoot bears coming at us or maybe cover us a little if she beats our ass. And tell Midori to prepare for the worst if it happens, as a magical girl, we don't have time to play around if she's on a gold-powered murder spree, but we'll see if that's really the case first.But we are done wasting time.
>>20507759>assuming that we can end this nicelyThis isn't Hello Kitty Island Adventure, I doubt she'll even talk coherently with us
>>20507759>otherwise calm girl with bear related powers forms a bear mafia and apparently went berserkThat's why. If Midori doesn't get to her, we'll drop her, or at least knock her unconscious.
>>20507759People want to kill her because she's Shana from shakugan no shana. One of the worst character conceivable, from one of the worst show conceivable.But she's the friend of Midori, so it's all good, I guess. Lets her live.
I suspect the MG has been sent to take care or our little green-haired deserter, so here's the deal:we hand Midori a gun, and tell she can come along ONLY if she's ready to kill. We describe her the grisly (lol) scene we found and make her understand the kind of person we're dealing with.We allow her exatly ONE shot at settling this peacefully, with words or mind powers. If it doesn't ork, it's the Russian Retirement Plan for the girl.
>>20507793>This isn't Hello Kitty Island Adventure, I doubt she'll even talk coherently with usThis also isnt Grimdork-Quest. So please take the "Hurrshotfirstaskquestionslater"-Mentality of yours and GTFO.While I agree that we should let Misaka set up a Spot where she can snipe the bitch, I also think that we at least should try to find out what she wants first. Midori and Chiaki go up to her, the Rest stays the fuck back.
>>20507799>she's ShanaNo, she's not. She's an entirely different character that has, until now, done nothing to deserve our rage.
>>20507759If we shoot her we don't have to risk talking to her.That means less chance of Pinky related shit happening.
>>20507838We have avoided pinky related shit for too long anyway.That's what our little visit on the plane was all about
>>20507833No thank you, I like the character living. You're trying to have our servant have to choose between saving us or her first friend.I don't want to take that risk.
>>20507833While I agree that we should at least find out why this MG is here (if it's to kill us or Midori, then we need to tell QB that this JB is not playing by Incubator rules), I think the people calling to have Misaka take up a sniping position have forgotten that she does not have her Anzio rifle with her.I suppose we could try searching our shield for one, but it's no guarantee.
[x] Take Midori with us. I wonder if her friend has a golden chainsaw sword.
People, remember the dream about us having killed Misaka with a golden sword?I think Misaka should be going back to base.
>>20507833Oh and get Pete and Kharn to keep bears off our back if things turn hostile.
Bring midori along, try to resolve issue peacefully.do not mention bear hunting
>People really not send Misaka awaySo, the plan is to kill her then?
>>20507874Look, I'd rather not look too much into it. We can start thinking about that when there is obvious signs it's coming true.
>>20507910I think the signs are starting to pop up.
>>20507909You assclowns know we can have Tiny Pete take Misaka back to base then teleport back to us right? We still have the cross on I do believe
>>20507909We would expect her friend to not try to kill her on sight, you see.
Misaka needs to go back to base. She's excellent sniper support, but in this environment, without a rifle she's just a target. Midori is too emotionally invested for us to bring her along, no matter what call we end up making.Look her in the eyes "Trust your sempai. I'll put her down if necessary, but it's possible to bring her in alive, I'll do it. As your friend I promise this."This also ensures Misaka and escort actually makes it back.
>>20507930We handed that back to Misaka I am pretty sure.
>>20507949I don't remember doing so, but we've had like ten threads of bullshit before we even got to Russia, so that's going to be a bitch to look through.>>20507942>>20507942this
>>20507934thats midori. misaka is adorable weapons dealer
Why not turn her into Rin?
This is Noir, and if my Noir reading has told me anything, it's that fights can go one sided on a dime. We probably should hightail it back to Base. Lots of firepower back there and it'll lead backing to our words. She'll be less likely to hurt ANY of us, Midori, Kharn, Misaka, whoever. If we can't do that, for, say, too far away, or the secret should remain a secret, then we better prepare. She seems to be hankering for death, and is using her sword, which Midori told us is when she's angry. We should attempt to calm her down first, using Midori, who should be covered. She shouldn't be allowed to do anything unnecessary and dangerous beyond the expected. If everything goes pear shaped, we need to keep Midori from dying and keep this PM and her bear mafia at bay.
>>20507942I don't know they could both be helpful, we just need to give Misaka the right hardware and set her up in a good overwatch position. And Midori might be able to lock down this girl with her Nightmare mode enough for a non-lethal take down, leaving the bears to us and Kharn. Besides it would be good tactical practice as Warmaster cause this will be the kind of group tactics expected of us.
>>20507942>implying we cant pull a big-ass rifle from our shield.
>>20507942This has my vote.
>>20507981Yeah seriously. Second. Lets think about this guys, why go into a fight that could go against our favour when we could draw her into a fight that can only go in our favour?She seems to be of a mind to charge at us no matter where we go, she is described as being a berserker after all. We can and should exploit that. Now shhh, lets wait for Deculture to come back.
>>20507998>That'll matter when a bear ganks our best girlIt's a fucking forest, full of sadistic murder bears. We only bring people who can handle a whirring machine of death up in their face.Bringing Midori along to talk down her friend might be an idea though.Oh, and guys, don't forget, we do have a bolt pistol as back up. Combine that with Murdeface accuracy and Chiaki should be pretty fucking scary.
>>20507660 >>20507647 >>20507615You let out a sigh as you shift your right arm slightly so as to get a good look at your Shield. It's clicking a bit erratically, but other than that it's still its battle-damaged self, and the cold is making frost form on its rim. You play with the idea of racking it an entire 180 degrees, initiating your Time Stop and making Pinky materialize out here, in the wilderness - before hauling off and slapping her in the face. Chastising her for daring to interrupt your hunting trip, something you desperately needed to unwind with. How can you pick up after her if she forces you to remain an overworked and overwound Magical Girl? Who does she expect to collect her golden crap? Midori? Or maybe Sayaka? Whoever's just the teensiest bit crazier than you?You smile slightly as you play with the idea, and nothing more. Of course, that's crazy. That's suicide. For all her honeyed words and murmured declarations of love, she's all but admitted that your dreams involving her have come true. And you know she'll do it again the moment you let her."You're nothing but trouble to me." You hear yourself murmur underneath your breath as you stare into the clicking gears at the middle of your shield. You look up at Midori's puzzled, expectant face, before finally replying to her - that yes, she'll be able to come, but she has to face the reality that her friend has been sent to kill you - or her. [1/2]
>>20508075It's as predictable Incubator behavior as it can get, really. Incubators are, after all, notoriously jealous creatures - if it finds out that a Magical Girl under its employ had gone rogue or went to the other side, it will immediately deploy resources in order to destroy that traitorous Magical Girl. No matter where she was. And the method of execution would be personal - through another Magical Girl, hopefully someone who at least is involved with the traitor at one point or another.Kirika had been proof enough of that. Midori nods after a moment. "I...I accept that, Sempai. R-really, I do." She seems to hesitate for a split second, before nodding fiercely, a set expression in her face as she looks back at your eyes. "I...I've dreaded something like this happening ever since I came over to your side, Sempai, and it's happening now. I have to deal with it." She draws in a shuddering breath, and lets it out just as shakily. "A-and as attractive a prospect it is for me to just hide from it, I...I have to be there. If we're going to have to kill Mirai-san, sempai, then I want to be there to say goodbye and...and take responsibility." She nods again.You stare at her for a moment, before nodding. She's...she certainly seems to be adjusting to this sort of thing very well. A bit too easily, for someone who'd just been told that they'd have to watch their best friend die, but then again, Midori's shown a rather strong sense of pragmatism, even with her...strange fantasies. If anything, she was able to seperate her work from her life, and that was a good sign.
>>20507799>2012 ACE>Not saying bearserkI shucky ducky.Anyway, fuck. We're probably the Kazumi to Homuhomu's whatever that bitch's name is so it stands to reason we'd have to fight a Saint.[X] Tell Midori she can come along, but out of sight and cloaked. Bring Misaka as sniper and Pete as watch, Midori cloaks all of them. If Kharn argues, bring up Kirika and tell her we wouldn't be here today if it weren't for Misaka.Tell Kharn to take a company of men and swing around Mirai's six; we're setting up a pincer and we need to do something about those damned bears. Tell her we are going to be vanguard and try to talk Mirai off the ledge.If Mirai goes bearserk, we timestop, chew out Pinky and shoot to cripple. If we rack the Golden DEagle, we go back and discipline Pinky. Verbally, that is. She may be evil, but she's still Madoka and Madoka's kind of a punk.
Huh. Now that I think about it, did Kharn or anyone check that dead skier's body to see if it had a radio? Maybe he wasn't just a tourist, but a scout sent by a rival Incubator to find QB's R&D lab? And the MG was sent here to confirm the location before a MG strike team is sent in?
>>20508139"Comrade, I am sorry to interrupt, but we have to go. If we wait any longer, the trail may get cold." Kharn cuts in from the side, her armored legs clanking as she pats the snow off the jagged plates. She nods towards Midori. "She is coming with us? If so, I will have her armed. But Misaka..." Your former partner glances back at your arms dealer, who is fussing about with Tiny Pete. "Her machine can stay and help, but she must be escorted back to base. This is too dangerous."It's then that she grins. "Ah, you are Warmaster now, I keep forgetting. Right. We will do as you command, here, in this situation. Consider it your first lesson." You try to protest, but she shakes her head. "No, no, do not reject it. Whatever your decision, we shall follow. Command us, Warmaster, we are about to go to war."Kharn's grin widens as she bows to you.What is your plan of action?
>>20508140Half step too slow. And who's to say we don't wanna commit suicide, Deculture? Murderface hates herself enough for it and if we're a Homuclone we'll just have another long stretch of amnesia while Pinky masturbates over our corpse or something.
>>20508158Misaka goes home, Midori comes along.
Misaka goes back to the base anybody who says otherwise is a heretic
>>20508158Misaka leaves at the very least with Tiny Pete, then it teleports back
>>20508158send misaka home with a mundane escort, I want pete here
>>20508158Keep Tiny Pete, send some of the soldiers back with Misaka.Kharn is right; it's too dangerous to bring Misaka along when we can't put her in a building a mile away with a dedicated MG bodyguard; even then Yakuza goons almost got through (and they would have, too, if they'd have tried just detonating some explosives in the room a floor below where Misaka was shooting from instead of trying a frontal assault against an Eversor).Tiny Pete and the rest of the soldiers can come to help keep the bears from outflanking us and bear-rushing us.
>>20508158Send Misaka back with an escort plus Tiny Pete. We can always call him back to us if things go south - I just want to make sure that she's got enough firepower with her in case they run into a roving pack of super bears.
>>20508158Snipers on both wings, full camo.Chiaki acts as a bait. Pulling bears into range using short time-stop bursts.Tiny Pete, Kharn and Midori drop on bear-girl.
>>205081581. Put Misaka into a MiG. Let her fly CAS.2. Soldiers are going to deal with the bears. They know how it's done best, let them do it best. 3. Abandon the vehicle, it's a too good target.4. Ask Midori about the new girl's modus operandi. Which weapons, close or ranged combat, obvious weak points, and so on.
>>20508158First order would be to get the biggest fucking gun from the base to the hunting grounds, stat.Second order would be to prep artillery. Fuck going into a battlefield without turning it into porridge first.Third order would be to get a few flamethrowers. WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH BEARS. I REPEAT, THIS IS NOT A BEAR WE ARE DEALING WITH.
>>20508187I'm trying to remember, did Misaka fix the teleport beacon yet? I don't think she did yet, but I could be wrong.
>>20508158Send Misaka back with at least half of the soldiers. We only keep what we need to move light and fast. Send Tiny Pete with Misaka. We need to make sure she gets back. If she gets hurt, it'll rip out our heart again. Swap in our crappy rifle for anything nastier we might have on the trucks. Oh, and warn Kharn about us going Flesh of Fallen Angels in the middle of a firefight, in case we get in too deep and accidentally draw it.
I just had an idea.We should try to get a gustav partially in our shield, with connections to the firing mechanism going outside as well.Yes, it would break our arm firing and be one shot only for many other reasons. But nothing has ever fucked shit up quite like the gustav. Y'know, since it uses inert rounds.
>>20508158Fine. If we need to follow her trail before we lose track of her then at the very least I think we should call for reinforcements from the base, telling them to follow us as quickly as they can. Then go forwards I guess. Send Misaka back with a small force. Keep Midori in the truck.
>>20508158Basically what Kharn said.A good war master should listen to the advice of subordinates with experience and frankly we would only suggest the same thing with the exception of sending tiny pete back with Misaka.
>>20508158Tentative Plan: Misaka goes back to base and remotely commands Tiny Pete, who will stay with the group. Misaka is a great sniper, but she would be too vulnerable out here; Kharn, Chiaki, and Midori will be pre-occupied with hordes of bears. Also, AK-47-equipped regulars are a good escort, but I'm fairly sure that those guns can't stop ten or more berserking bears with no sense of self-preservation charging at them. Besides, if there are giant robots at base equipped with anti-infantry weaponry, odds are that Misaka would probably be one of the most qualified people on the planet to drive one. We may need that backup in case this new MG has called in every bear in the countryside for this job.Get more details from Midori about her abilities that would be very useful in an immediate conflict. Can she hide the scent and sight of a group of soldiers, or confuse animals?
>>20508158[x]Take Midori, send Misaka back with Tiny Pete. If she resists, knock her out. Set out fast, with Chiaki taking the lead, the rest following her spearpoint to support her. Fight defensively until Chiaki can get into range to try and do the Nanoha thing. Maybe we can find a white flag to put on a stick of something to try and hail her.If that falls through, preforate everything that moves.
>sending Misaka back with soldiersAren't these the kind of soldiers the bears can maim? I'm not so sure I feel that's safe enough.Send soldiers and Tiny Pete.
>>20508187Seconding this. Misaka will go back with Tiny Pete, but she will leave a teleport beacon with us. When she is safely at base or ensconced within a giant robot, she will contact us or do some other recognizeable signal (i.e. signal flares?), and we will then teleport Pete to us.
>>20508265Select a few of them, ask for their names and favourite movies.Plot armor applied
>>20508230A small team breaking off from a large group in the middle of unknown hostile force dispositions when a small group has been demonstrated as incapable of disengaging? Clearly the best idea I've heard all day.I'd say keep Misaka and Pete together at the centre of the group. Murderface, Kharn and Midori slightly ahead, with two flanks of soldiers.
>>20508215Yes she did, that's how she was able to get Tiny Pete here without having to worry about customs. Also lets ask Kharn about what reinforcements the base can offer us.
>>20508278Just make sure not to ask them if any of them have girlfriends or boats waiting for them once their tour of duty ends this week.
>>20508278>names and favorite moviesNo, that's not plot armor, that just makes their deaths more tragic.
>>20508288Ah you see, we are not giving them backstories but preferences which are less risky. If anything It gives us a chance for a new background hero
>>20508302I don't think Misaka needs Tiny Pete as much as we do, we aren't far from base and if we radio back for the base to send out a party to collect them then Misaka will have heavier protection for half her journey.
>>20508200Changing this to sending Tiny Pete back with Misaka, then we teleport Tiny Pete back to us if we need his help.
Damn, if we had the foresight to bring Souji with us he could have been our bear bait, erm I mean point man.
>>20508278Mah nigga.If we're sending Misaka back, we should lead Mirai alone nearer to the base's perimeter so she can get chewed up by mechs and Misakas. That sniper position saved our ass.Either way, Midori needs to make that money. Harry her friend/protect our allies with illusions.
>>20508319I think she needs it more than we doWe have Kharn, Midori and a heap of soldiers here, we will be sending some soldiers back but three MG's is still more than enough
We may also want to see if the base can lend us some air recon support, or real-time satellite imaging of the area. Soldiers leading us around on the ground would be great, but having several pairs of eyes in the air would be awesome. Even if it's a heavily wooded area, they may be able to spot the densest concentrations of the Bear Horde and alert us if we're getting close to them, or if they seem to be shifting in one direction or another.Leading the bears and the MG to the base would be the safest way to do this, but the MG is probably not an idiot. She probably knows her best chance of killing us (or Midori) lies within the forest, and that she and her horde will get cut down by whatever defenders an incubator with an absurd amount of insane R&D scientists and unlimited funding can afford. She will probably not follow us back to base if we try to lure her there.
>>20508385The problem is also, if she realizes that an R&D facility is there, and she IS on assignment from an Incubator, that Incubator may decide to send an entire MG strike team in order to get at the goodies in the facility and to dick over competition.
>nobody wanting to use our own private air forceCome on, guys…
>>20508418You don't open with your secret weapon.
>>20508273 >>20508183 >>20508187You reach up to take off your glasses and massage the bridge of your nose. Really, Kharn? It's not like you're still in training, right? Doesn't she realize that Kyuubey has effectively promoted you into incompetence? You have no idea what it takes to lead, you have zero experience with tactical shit like this. You need to learn more, in a setting that doesn't run the risk of your friends and a whole lot other people dying because of you screwing it up like always."Do not sigh and groan when your subordinates are expecting you to command them, Murderface." Kharn chides, her clawed hands on her hips. "That is childish, you know. It does not give the best impression."Oh, you don't say? You refrain from saying that as you place your glasses back on and clear your throat. It's then that you call Misaka over, and the arms dealer blinks in puzzlement as she runs over, nearly tripping over a branch as she does so. "Y-yes? Murderface, what is it?"You bite your lip in hesitation before blurting it out. Misaka blinks once more, confused, before frowning very crossly."That is not funny joke, Murderface. Misaka must be here. Misaka must see if Tiny Pete's repairs are okay against bears!"You tell her that she'll have other chances to. Right now, she has to return to base, along with Tiny Pete and the other soldiers. As soon as they're secure there, then Tiny Pete can teleport back here and support you. At least he'll...uh...he'll still get EXP points then, or something, right?Misaka's frown deepens at you, before nodding grudgingly. "M-Misaka supposes so, but...it's not the same as being here to cheer Murderface and Tiny Pete on..."[1/2]
>>20508405I see you are thinking like a Warmaster already.
>>20508359You assume that Misaka will be under threat when she's sent back to the base, I do not think this will be the case. It seems to me that the enemy is trying to draw us (and by that I specifically mean Murderface and Midori) out by killing our scouts. Based on this I don't think she'll suddenly flank us and cut off our route back to the base. Nor do I think that she's targeting Misaka at all, hell I doubt she knows Misaka is here. The only way she would attack Misaka is if she was in her way, and the most likely place for that to happen is if Misaka stays with us. We are 100% guaranteed to get into combat soon, and for that I think we could really use Tiny Pete. His armour and close combat abilities will make him essential to defeating the hordes.
>>20508385That just means we can't let her escape alive. Or dead. In fact, lets just make sure she doesn't escape.
>>20508429>20508429You offer Misaka one of your rare smiles. You tell her that both you and Tiny Pete would feel much better if she was safe behind closed doors. And this way, she'll be there to send backup - which you really can't trust her brother to be able to do in any capacity whatsoever. This makes her smile as well, before finally relenting."F-fine! Fine, Misaka will go back, just because Murderface asked! A-and will have Tiny Pete teleport back after we are safe in base!" She looks up at you, pouting. "Murderface still has her teleport beacon, right? The golden cross pendant!"A brief rummage in your inventory confirms this. You lift it out and show it to her, and her face brightens."Ah! Keep it! I will use it to track your location and have Tiny Pete sent there right away!" Misaka smiles, before grabbing your hands with her own. "Misaka is being a good girl, yes?"You nod at this, smiling. Of course. She's been nothing but a good girl to you from the very start. Tiny Pete lumbers up from behind Misaka, towering over the both of you, and it's with a final pat to the head that you entrust her to the gigantic machine. You nod at it, and the tusked helm with the crimson eye slits nod back.[COMPLIANCE, CAPTAIN MURDERFACE.] Tiny Pete booms, the words snarled by vox-corruption. At your behest, the remaining soldiers form up around the unlikely pair, weapons drawn, and it's then that they make their way back to the base. More cautious than ever before.[2/3]
>>20508418If we wanted other people to pilot them, we'd need to have a place for them to take off from, and we don't know if anyone in our group has the ability to pilot them. We can probably use one immediately ourselves if we do the Fate/Zero Berserker thing, but we should save something flashy like that as a trump card.
>>20508639Godspeed Tiny Pete
We also need to think about how our enemy will go about doing this.Mirai can summon bears, but we'll have to assume that she can exert influence on them. Strong enough to make them into a cohesive force and give them orders. Not sure if she has to verbally command them or if she has some telepathy going on.If she's reasonably intelligent, she'll likely treat them like a traditional army. Send out scouts, keep the bulk of the army near her to keep her safe and so she can immediately order them to go places.If she's a reasonably experienced tactician (and biologist), she may have them dispersed around the forest with a set of orders to keep an ear and eye out for things. When one of them hears something or catches a glimpse of the target, it goes to notify more bears, which then signal to notify even more bears, etc. etc. until a large enough force is informed. Then they converge. If she has telepathic abilities with the bears, then all of these things are still valid, just sped up by a factor of three or so.
>>20508405Hmm. Looking at that angle, if Mirai isn't out there looking for the facility, Chiaki, Midori or isn't already Golden Weapon crazed... then it's also possible that the other incubator already know where it is and she's out here as bait while a seperate strike force goes for the base.If her bears are the same killer bears that's been around all this while.. she might have had allies that already tracked the hunting parties.It's probably best for Chiaki and Midori(for illusion cloaking hopefully) to head out to scout Mirai first. We need confirmed visual on the weapon and what sort of airs she's putting on.
>>20508643Considering they were collecting ice on the tarmac, wouldn't normal air force regs require that they not have fuel or armed weapons?Of course, this is the Russian Air Force, in the ass-end of Siberia. They might have left fully-fueled MiG's with armed missiles on the tarmac just collecting ice.
>>20508682So we approach things the way we normally do. Charge.We track her and punch a hole through. She gets one chance to disarm completely, if she doesn't then our allies provide support while Kharn and Chiaki go straight for her, with Chiaki taking the lead. We're the warmaster, we lead from the front. We punch through, take her out, hopefully with a shot to the soul gem to make it nice and quick and hopefully the bears disperse. Getting into a war of attrition with the bears just means we'll get worn down.Hard and fast, what we're best at.
>>20508682Oh god are we going to have to roll bear lore? One other thing to note, although I could be wrong about this, but I'm guessing that each time she summons a bear it clouds up her soul gem. The last thing we need to do is deal with a witch, so we might want to focus on taking her out instead of the bears.
>>20508744I would prefer if we capture her alive so that we can interrogate her.
>>20508639Their departure leaves only three individuals left in the forest: you, Kharn, and Midori. What had supposed to be a leisurely slaughter of some oversized woodland creatures with the use of long firearms had now turned into something you had travelled over a literal ocean to get away from: trying to kill a Magical Girl before she kills you. It doesn't help that she seems to have a few friends with her. Large, furry friends who seem to have quite the appetite and sadistic streak."Not bad, Warmaster!" Kharn cheers, clapping in applause. "Is not quite how I would have handled it, but it is a smart move, to send a VIP back to base with more than enough protection while we take care of the threat." She smiles. "And I have to say, this is very nostalgic. Just three of us against an army. It is like back in the old days!" She glances at Midori, who seems to be shivering in place. "Well, kind of. Cannot be perfect. Here, Midori. Catch!""W-wha...?" Your subordinate is barely able to react quickly enough to catch the rifle tossed to her. It's the Mosin Nagant that Kharn had prepped for hunting, but obviously never got to use. "B-but I don't really use guns, I--""Is easy, you know? Just work bolt back and forth with every shot, and then reload after five shots! You load here, five at a time, and then push bolt back in again." Kharn points out the rough and ready rules of killing with a Mosin Nagant. "Aim from the iron sights, and if target is close enough to hit, use rifle as club. Easy!"[3/4]
...wait, does this mean that Kharn and Midori will have to transform now?
>>20508817It could, and now that you bring it up; I'm excited.
>>20508817>Kharn in magical girl formPost it decult
>>20508817>>20508827Same. *crosses fingers*
>>20508772"But Miss Valnikov, I--""Always make sure to wait a second before firing, too, to make sure of what you are aiming at! You may hit me or Murderface here, and it is bad luck for both of us, and worse luck for you!" Kharn laughs, but the threat in her eyes isn't to be laughed at. You've seen that look before, once, when you glanced down at your reflection from the Gold Desert Eagle's slide.As such, Midori is properly cowed."Y-yes, Miss Valnikov. I'll...I'll do my best." Your subordinate murmurs, holding the rifle tighter.You frown at Kharn scaring Midori shitless, but instead of calling her out on it, you ask her about what gun she'll be using, since she gave hers to Midori."I will not be using a gun, Murderface." Kharn murmurs, her back to you as she flexes the unnaturally-clawed fingers of the hands by her sides. "If the advance party's reports are true, then this means I can finally have my one last sword fight." It's then that she raises one skeletal hand up to her face - the crimson teardrop of a Soul Gem sparks loudly into existence on the center of her palm, its gildings pure black instead of silver or brass. Its motif thorny spikes, rather than elegant reliefs of angels and angelic wings."And I will be taking her skull. With how many of my men she'd killed, I believe I deserve it."
>>20508772>"Aim from the iron sights, and if target is close enough to hit, use rifle as club. Easy!"Is Kharn trying to get all of us killed?
>>20508853Kharn... I... don't know what to say. You're. Beautiful. Don't get yourself killed.
>>20508853> one last sword fight."I do hope you aren't planning on retiring tomorrow. Bad things tend to happen to people just before retirement."
>>20508853And that's it for this thread!Bears continue to elude us but they will arrive! Thank you for participating. Posting has been a bit slow due to network issues. :(Feedback is great and appreciated!
>>20508817Kharn Transformation time!
>>20508853"You always had the strangest hobbies."
>>20508853>"And I will be taking her skull. With how many of my men she'd killed, I believe I deserve it."I now imagine Kharne having a small skull throne in her room.
>>20508887To hell with you, Chikuwa Sign!Next thread promises to be awesome. Thanks again, Deculture. Kharn got bumped up even more.
>>20508772>>20508772I see what you did there. Now where did I put that m16 vs ak47 vs mosin nagant comparison table...
>>20508859>The Betrayer You have to ask?Anyway, get moving to where the advanced party last phoned in, if they bears are that blood thirsty they shouldn't be hard to track.
>>20508887Thanks for the thread Deculture.Is somebody already archiving this or should I do it?
>>20508887Thanks for the thread! I'll get to participate more next time hopefully!
>>20508887You know, since you ruined this Vacation hunting party with magic girl drama you owe us two parties right?SIBERIAN SNOWBALL SHOWDOWN
>>20508942Hey, he gave us the bear hunting trip we asked for.It's your fault for neglecting to specify that we had to be successful, or that we wouldn't become the hunted.Or that the bears wouldn't be strong, big, fast, and smart enough to actually threaten a Magical Girl.You're getting what you asked for, not what you wanted. Deal with it.
>>20508919Archived. Don't forget to vote.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Quest
>>20508887Awww crapI mean, thanks for running Deculture! Was a pretty cool thread all told, even if we're still waiting for a fight scene. I'm sure it'll be worth it though. This next showdown is building up to be pretty major, I'm certain of it.
So... We will get Magical Kharn pic, right?RIGHT?
>>20508996Already been done.(yes, that's her magical girl costume. Witch the Warmaster hat)
She's going for the kill. She's not even going to wait for Midori to try and talk to Mirai.What if Mirai can actually be saved, like Midori was? Will Kharn kill her anyway? This could be a source of great drama between both, and we will be inevitably dragged.Mirai better be a good talker.
>>20509022And Kharn better learn damn fast how to follow orders.
>>20508970No, I said Vacation Hunting Party. Not Vacation Hunting Storytime and side/story battle for our useless sidekick.
>>20509022Whatever. It's an enemy magic girl anyway. Her even knowing about this area has marked her for death for QB I bet. Might as well get it over with now.
>>20509033Vacation Hunting Party does not preclude it getting interrupted by events.
>>20509033I... I could write a slice of life piece called Operation Hunting Party starring Chiaki Matsuda and Kharn and the others for you.N-no events would interrupt their hunting.
>>20509033Fuck what you want, we're hunting the most dangerous game of all.Meguca.
>>20509179as long as you don't have anyone taking dicks, fingers, or tounges from g/mary stu/sue self inserts godspeed.
I am surprised we haven't seen the final version of nyan nyan posted yet.
>>20509269Taking them from each other is fine, however.>Captcha: Very erostravDamn, son.
>>20509235In case you can't tell, I don't use paint much
>>20509289My phone is extremely temperamental about uploading. Unless I'm at home, I rarely upload any art or edits. Since most threads occur while I'm at work, that means I almost never upload anything, aside from Deculture using the Chikuwa edits.
>>20509370Oh you are around,I just am surprised because if you don't post it generally someone will by now
>>20509370If you mention it a bit earlier in the thread next time, I'm sure someone could upload it for you, if you want.
>>20509269>>20509309I'd never tarnish trust like that. It'd be strictly SOL with our favorite cast of characters and a party load of tragic soldiers waiting to be killed, all going Bear Hunting in Siberia.>atargedy strictYep, a targedy strictly.
>>20509433In case i can't make it to the next thread - If this MG is her to make an example of Midori, then it's probably best if she doesn't look like herself on the approach, no?It shouldn't be too taxing on her magic reserves to disguise herself as Kyoko or Sayaka or magical Iori or something. After all, it'd be really embarrassing if our first minion got dead on the first day of Warmaster training.
>>20509516>disguise herself as IoriThat probably won't blow over too well with her.
>>20509552And that's why it's the last thing they'll expect!Yeah, no, magical girl Iori disguise was mostly a joke.
>>20509552Wouldn't go over well with anyone. Midori would be miffed, but if she did it on a whim and Chiaki didn't see her transforming, then she'll BSoD for a while.and yes, I know this is a joke. I got my giggle.
>>20509516We hope it isn't too taxing. We don't know how well Midori's power works in battle. I think we need to stop and talk to her about tactics before we jump in.
One thing that I'm worried about is how this rival incubator discovered that Midori would be going over to Siberia. Either QB's got a mole in his organization (likely, given how intense the competition seems to be), or Midori may still be unwittingly linked to her incubator in a way; it may even be possible that Midori snuck a call to this incubator while we assigned her to watch over Misaka at the airport. Or perhaps called someone else dear to her, who may have given up the information. Alternatively, assuming that Midori is loyal to us: the only people who we told about the Siberia operation were Mami, Misaka, Midori, and everyone who was listening in on our conversation within the Lovelace household. I doubt that that one Lovelace guy would have the guts to do such a thing, and Fabiola might not either. But Iori, on the other hand, thinks that her perceived lover has cheated on her and client-zoned her. If she looked out of the window while Chiaki was departing the mansion, she may have caught a glimpse of Midori waiting at the car.Now, Iori doesn't have a lot of friends left. But she does have money in spades. It is possible that she contacted an incubator in sore need of cash (Midori's former incubator seems to fit this description, as he stoops to making rape videos), and calls out a hit on Chiaki and/or The Green-Haired Bitch What Almost Raped Me and Now Has Stolen My Lover (Midori), both of whom she knows are going to Siberia. This incubator sends out Mirai to kill Chiaki and/or Midori, as she has history with Midori and can take advantage of the murderous kill-bears in Siberia.Of course, it could also be that this incubator has known about the Siberia base for some time, and dispatched Mirai to Siberia to keep tabs on it.
>>20510128Alternatively, it could also be that Midori's phone has not been changed since her tenure under the other incubator, and is tapped.
>>20510128Or it could be a trap by Pinky. She just happens to show up as we're on our way to Siberia, for a chat, because she's lonely?
>>20510196Yes, she did.
>Golden slider Late to the game, but can we put away that golden gun please?