The encroaching fog seems to lighten and fade as Assassin moves up next to Tomoko. Now that you’re not in the midst of being attacked, you take a moment to look over the enemy Servant more closely. She’s a young looking girl, looking to be in her mid to late teens. Rather tall, for a girl her age, as well. She looks somewhat malnourished, and wears a burlap cloak over what you think is black leather. Her cold blue eyes are glaring at you from under silver bangs, and it gives you the chills. “So, Mr. Master, you say you come in peace. What is it that you want with Oneechan and I?” Tomoko asks.“I came to propose an alliance. Or at the very least, a non aggression pact.” You tell her. She seems to nod slightly in thought.“Alright. Shall we hash out the details somewhere more comfortable, such as my room?” Tomoko asked.Agree, this is a sign of trust. A beginning to your alliance.Agree, but be extremely cautious. You never know when she might backstab youDisagree, propose somewhere else Where?Write inAnd once you’re negotiating, what do you want out of this Alliance? What are you willing to offer in return?
Previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23828663/GoogleDoc of Story posts: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1i9TLrQkahOhhqEeuWMT1DH3QaH4_IM69DFl_79eb3os/editAnd Character sheets and extra info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vgCmTOBG9ATZzTFVKJpUr_MDHOcv5L09qdAA9BP1M_s/edit<-and Assassin
>>23949347[X] Disagree, propose somewhere elseI really don't want to do anything within someone else's Atelier. We can talk on neutral ground, like a coffee shop or a park.
>>23949392This guy has the right idea. Coffee sounds good.
>>23949374aw balls, looks like it is Jack. Welp, there goes any hope of this alliance ending well in the long run. Crazypants McMurdertits will have to die eventually.>>23949347>[X]Agree, this is a sign of trust. A beginning to your alliance.We came to her, it would be rude to just up and demand she leave the relative safety of her room. She already stopped Assassin from going full murder on us once, so I doubt she's going to immediately pull a 180 and try to kill us.>And once you’re negotiating, what do you want out of this Alliance?For now, non-aggression and information sharing. Caster's summoning abilities give us a relatively risk-free method of information gathering (although we shouldn't give specifics on that, for obvious reasons), but we can't do so effectively if we're constantly looking over our shoulder worrying about Assassin.
>>23949617I agree with this. I trust the Master, but not her servant. Asking her to leave would just make assassin (even more) paranoid, and we don't want that.
>>23949347> [X] Agree, but be extremely cautious. You never know when she might backstab you.This Assasin's pretty unpredictable and our Servant is the Devil in cat form.I think a simple truce and intel sharing would suffice for now.
>>23949374Fucking hell, I almost feel sorry for Tomoko. Definitely got one of the craziest servants out there, and I don't mean that in a good way.And I'm new but, Kyubey is our servant! Holy fucking hell this is not going to end well for anybody, us most definitely included included. The only way this could be worse is if we summoned Lucifer himself! But hey, at least we got what amounts to a one shot "Army of the King" or Fate/Zero's "Zabaniya" which will instafuck 1 enemy. He's not a bad servant really, plus it ain't like he can get killed before we do. He has many bodies, after all.>>23949617Very smart (I hope), be nice. Don't agitate the crazy-ass Murder McBitchtits servant.
"Ah, certainly. Please, lead the way." You say, gesture for her to go ahead. She gives you a disarming smile and leads the way into her dorm casually. Assassin hangs back to keep an eye on you and Saber keeps her eye on Assassin. You find yourself mildly surprised when you enter her room and its filled with small figures of anime characters and a large computer dominating her desk, several of its guts currently spilled out on the table. You can feel the wispy sense of Assassin permeating this room, indicating that this is her point of summoning. "So, what are we looking at here? Full on mutual cooperation, or just little sharing?" Tomoko asked as she sat down at a small table on the floor. You sit across from her with Saber and Assassin taking up the other two sides."I was hoping we could have a non aggression pact and information sharing." You offer."Alright. We can do that. Oneechan, can you get some tea, please?" Tomoko asks. Assassin hesitates before standing and beginning to prepare some tea in the small attached kitchenette. "To begin with, I only really have one piece of information I can give you right now. Oneechan has detected at least one other Servant on campus. Someone else with stealth abilities roaming around since about two weeks ago." Tomoko tells you as Assassin serves you and Tomoko tea before offering some to Saber as well. Saber sips it lightly before giving you a reassuring look and you drink yours as well. Its a bit bitter, but good.[1/2]
"In return, I can tell you that there is a used summoning circle in the old burned out middle school. I've currently trapped it, so be careful if you go to inspect it." You tell her, making a mental note to warn the Assassin guarding it later. "I'll see about getting an estimate on its age as well, see if we can't link it to that Servant you've found." You reply. Tomoko nods in appreciation and thanks. You spend a bit more of the night tossing information back and forth, and Tomoko brings up the fact that she's willing to extend the alliance. After a little while you...Call it a night, head homeOffer to go on a patrol with TomokoExcuse yourself, go out on patrol aloneWrite in
>>23950355[X]Offer to go on a patrol with Tomoko
>>23950318Good, she's an otaku (like most of us players), meaning she thinks Sayaka is our servant. Let's keep it that way for as long as we can. If she sees who our boy really is she'll know who he is in an instant and will promptly attempt to kill us (One can never trust the devil, even if he is a cute cat-like being that also happens to be a servant after all).Not sure as to what is the best course of action. If we excuse ourselves or head home we can grill Kyubey for his thoughts, but going on patrol would be a further signaling of trust. Hopefully her darkest suspicions about us are not enough to overpower reason on this. War's just started, having an ally always helps, even if it is the face of all things evil.
>>23950355>Excuse yourself, go out on patrol aloneLets go see what we can find.I kinda want to bring her with us, but I'm a bit hesitant about getting her anywhere near Caster, more for her safety than ours.
>>23950355More Servants with stealth? Mfw. this is not a good situation. I think the Turtle Strategy is the best call here, go home, add more defensive layers to our defensive layers, so we can catch stealthy servants better.
>>23950355>[X]Offer to go on a patrol with Tomoko
>>23950479See's into anime, she'll know who/what Caster is given how popular that show was. It's bad all around if she sees him. He'll kill anyone who tries to fuck with his plans. Or he might offer to make a contract with her...Why, why is my brain going in so many directions, all of them Lovecraft levels of horrifying?
>>23950550Remember Kyubee said he was from another Timeline.
>>23950597Yes, but that doesn't mean his show wasn't made here. She's big into anime, and that show was quite popular here. No reason to assume it bombed, and even if it did, she'd remember a thread on /a/ talking about how shit it was and caster looking very familiar. A quick net search later and we're back in the same boat. The boat where our servant is the devil incarnate. I fear for our safety if that happens.
>>23950550>>23950651While Coobie is certainly "evil", he isn't antagonistic about it. He just does what he needs to do and happens to not subscribe to any human notion of morality. Provided we keep stringing him along with the carrot that is the Grail, he shouldn't have any reason to go full Lovecraft on us.
>>23950355Throw me in for patrol with Tomoko. Need to keep an eye on her.
>>23950730He does in a sense. "Preventing the heat death of the universe". Any means towards that end will, and I do mean WILL, be taken without a second thought. That one commandment *is* his morality. Difficult for most people to grasp or understand, but I get it.You are right that he isn't "actively" malicious though. You only get fucked if you get between him and the objective I stated above. I do hope you're right about him wanting the grail though. His wish is already pre-determined essentially, he'll use it to stave off the heat death of the universe. No worries about our servant bringing about hell on Earth with it.
>>23950730like he needs a 'reason' to go lovecraft.
>>23950913If he is in the War, he wants the Grail. Its a pretty well established fact that if you're chosen by the Grail, that means you want the Grail pretty damn bad (whether you know it or not).Plus, as a professional at fucking-you-over-with-Contracts, I'm sure he's acutely aware of just how potent the Command Seals are.
>>23950913Unless the grail is cursed by Angry Manjew, and he decides to slow the heat death of the universe by turning the earth into hydrogen and throwing it into a sun.Then we might have a problem.Anyway, >>23950355>Offer to go on a patrol with Tomoko
>>23950913Coobie is pretty selfish. It's obvious that his race has achieved immortality and just wises to ensure this by keeping the universe "immortal" as well by preventing Entropy.
"Ah, Tomoko. Would you like to come on patrol with me?" You ask as the conversation winds down. She seems to consider it for a moment before Assassin speaks up."Not yet. We're only on a non aggression and information sharing treaty. We don't have to risk our necks yet." Assassin interjects. Tomoko seems to pause and consider her servants words."Oneechan is right. Its to risky right now. As much as I think you're a decent guy. Instead, we'll work on hunting down the other Master and Servant on campus!" Tomoko reassures you."Very well. I wish you luck." You tell her. With a quick wave and a nervous glance at Assassin, you and Saber leave. Shortly after leaving campus Caster joins up with you.~Master. I trust all went well?~ He asks as he leaps up onto your shoulder."Yes. We're currently ceasing hostilities with Tomoko and her Assassin and we're sharing information." You inform him.~Seems wise for now. If she proves trustworthy, we can use her later.~ He agrees."I...don't know if I agree with befriending her like this. Won't we have to kill her and her Servant eventually?" Saber asked. You frown slightly at that thought.Answer Saber-How?Ignore herWrite inandRetire for the nightCheck on that ritual circle-Maybe switch out Servants again?Go patrolReinforce your defensesWrite in
>>23951054Ignore her and go reinforce our defenses. She is a tool. Tools are not to be spoken to, nor speak out of turn.
>>23951054>[X]Answer SaberTell Saber we need only kill the Assasin, but Tomoko can live.>[X]Check on that ritual circleMight as well check if any mice have been caught.
>>23951054[X]Answer Saber"Eventually we'll have to deal with them, and they're thinking the same thing concerning us. Such is life."[X]Check on that ritual circleCheck the circle, then we can reinforce the hell out of our house.
>>23951054>Answer Saber"Alliances are part of the Grail War Saber. It would be much easier for us to set up and prepare without worrying about an Assassin sneaking up on us at night. Besides, although it may be easier to kill the Master, there's no need to if we just kill their Servant.">Check on that ritual circle>-Maybe switch out Servants again?Summon Joan of Arc as Saber. I am not giving up on this idea, even if it might not be the Joan of Arc on the Throne of Heroes.
>>23951054Attempt to answer saber, fail to come up with a satisfactory answer, and muse on how much harder it is to consign another person to death once you start to see them as human.Then reinforce defense
>>23951054[X] Answer Saber-[X] We need only take her out of the fight. Taking her command seals should suffice.[X] Go Patrol with Saber while Caster Reinforces the defenses.Multitasking is a thing that happens.
>>23951054>[X]Answer SaberHer Servant, yes. Her, not necessarily. Killing Masters is a good idea in most cases, but not actually required.>[X]Check on that ritual circleNow that we know of the other Servant at the school, we should check to see if the timeframes match. Could be important later.
"Ah, well, its not that we have to kill her. We can just kill Assassin or take her command seals." You offer weakly, not entirely certain how to answer yourself."Still, that somehow seems...sad." Saber murmurs. You can't exactly disagree with her, considering how close the two seemed to you. You all pile into your old beat up car and drive out to the old school. Just as you're arriving, Caster bristles slightly.~Master, someone is fighting my Assassin. She's losing. Do you want me to provide her with a boost, or have her retreat?~ Caster asks as Saber tenses up in the passenger seat.Have Assassin RetreatHave Caster buff herBarge in with Saber and support herWrite in
>>23951612>[X]Have Assassin RetreatIf its a Servant, faux-Assassin won't win in a stand-up fight no matter how much we buff her.Lets play it safe and observe the situations. Have her retreat, report in, and we can go from there.
>>23951612[X] Send in Saber and support herMaybe we can do an attack from three sides.
>>23951031They don't have emotions. That was spelled out explicitly. So things like "fear" and "greed" are utterly alien concepts to them. He was confused on why the girls didn't like becoming liches because, even though they weren't totally human anymore, they're still essentially unchanged. So why get angry?>>23951246It won't be, it'll be the one from the Madokaverse. 99.99 percent sure of that. Bet she was still a hella powerful saber class puella magi though.>>23951612[X]Have Assassin RetreatWe needs more info. Get her out of there and have her report. We'll retake our shit later. Make sure they don't follow.
>>23951612Have Saber barge in and support her, and if they're getting overwhelmed, retreat.We're not going in the battle ourself, and neither is Caster. We'll confuse whoever is attacking and make them think Saber and Assassin have teamed up (if they haven't already met those Servants, or realized that they're fake).
>>23951612Retreat, if she starts getting followed send saber in to cover her.We aren't very offensively oriented, as far as i know, so if we need to, start setting up delaying walls or something for the other servant.
>>23951738I agree with this.
>>23951612>Have Assassin RetreatWe're here to gather info, not fight. If we go barging in there we might just run into a Berserker meatgrinder. Likewise, we shouldn't blow mana on a losing fight when we aren't being directly threatened.
>>23951648That gives up the ruse, you fool!Have Assassin retreat. there is time yet.
"Retreat. We need information, and she can't give us that if she's dead." You tell him, slamming on the gas, "If she's having too many problems we'll send Saber in, but I don't think we want to tip our hand this early."~She's on her way out now. She says she'll be running for the side entrance, and she's trying to lose her enemy, but be ready to run when she makes it there.~ Caster warns you as you pull up to the building. Saber throws the door open as Assassin jumps in while someone in brown and yellow jumps out of the shadows at her. You slam on the gas and leave, and the brown figure disappears before you get a good look at them."Monster. They were class Monster." Assassin gasped out as you quickly make your way back home. You take a long and circuitous route, just in case you're followed, but you arrive unmolested. Assassin is quivering like a leaf, and Saber is reassuring her. You help the two out of the car while Caster stands atop the roof and tries to feel out for any signs of enemy Servants. As you make your way into your ratty apartment, you help Saber sit Assassin on the couch. After a little while, she finally calms down enough to speak."They were fast, and they hit hard which I kind of expected. What I d-didn't expect was their stealth skills. I never got a good solid look at them because they seemed to dip and dive into shadows and cracks. And the traps. There were traps everywhere. I don't know how they were set up so quickly..." Assassin murmurs. From what little contact you made with your recording trap, she's right. Something brown and yellow tore through her and seemed to herd her into waiting traps that hadn't been there the other day. Caster is working hard at reinforcing your defenses while listening to Assassin's explanations. As you retreat to the kitchen to make Assassin some hot chocolate he jumps up onto the counter.~Monster is a class that shouldn't be. Something is fishy here.~ He informs you.Write in?
>>23951692It was just a theory. I just can't think of any other reason as to why the Incubators believe they MUST keep the universe from ending. It was like a race of robots with a single goal that can never be accomplished. Perhaps, they cling to this purpose because they cannot truly find any other...
>>23952124Fuck fuck fucking fuck. They got Shiki Ryougi, prepare our collective anus for we're about to get raped.[x]Write inAnything else you can remember? Faces? Names?
>>23952124Talk to Caster "There's a lot of fishy things here already, you're hardly the most regular of Casters, but you're right, this is very strange. Either the Grail itself is messed up or we've got some strange contestants who are trying to alter things. I don't like either of those possibilities.But we didn't lose this engagement, we got information on the enemy, they didn't get anything on us, we're ahead."Once we make the hot cocoa and are delivering it to Assassin."You did a good job Assassin, you were up against something big and nasty and got out with information. We knows that it is fast and sneaky, we know it's brown and yellow, and we can surmise that its legend has much to do with traps."
>>23952124Talk to whomever is overseeing this war and ask about this class.
>>23952124Well.... that isn't good.The only person to qualify for Class monster In-universe is Pic related.We fucked now guys.Defense up as hard as possible, we want to be left alone simply because to take us out is to expend way to much energy.
>>23952186I will agree. Our tools must trust us, lest they choose not to die for us.
>>23952206Maybe, but the biggest things we pulled from this besides the class name was "SUDDENLY TRAPS 'ERRYWHERE", and "brown and yellow".Also, we shouldn't restrict our thinking to just "in universe" options. After all, our Caster is walking talking proof that pulling things from non-Nasuverse sources is possible. More info needed before we can pin this one down.
>>23952186I like this. We keep QB satisfied with us and comfort our assassin. A happy worker is a busy and loyal worker.
>>23952287Indeed, we can apparently pull things from pop culture as per QB. Might want to ask Tomoko about it, perhaps she saw an anime/read a manga with something similar to that as a character.
I'm glad this quest was made before CCC was released. I don't want to deal with Launcher or Alter Ego bullshit for classes.>>23952206>>23952176I'm really hoping OP just decided to put something else in as Monster. "Brown and Yellow" MIGHT be Rouygi in her raincoat, but we don't know for sure.>>23952186This
>>23952206This is the HGW meaning it could be any historical figure, and QB's appearance opens up a lot more fictional stuff, don't restrict the options like that, you'll get it wrong.We know it's brown/yellow, that it's fast, sneaky, and loves its traps. That's all.
>>23952186This.I'm a bit worried about our Assassin. Regardless of the fact that she's a Servant-of-a-Servant, its kinda sad that she seems to have a panic attack after every scuffle.
>>23952335Just what we need. Two assassins with overflowing feels.
You let out a frustrated sigh as you make Assassin's drink, "There's a lot of fishy things here already, you're hardly the most regular of Casters, but you're right, this is very strange. Either the Grail itself is messed up or we've got some strange contestants who are trying to alter things. I don't like either of those possibilities. But we didn't lose this engagement, we got information on the enemy, they didn't get anything on us, we're ahead." You point out, pouring the cocoa into the now boiling water. Caster nods his head in agreement.~Yes, we were very fortunate to have events turn out in our favor. I do believe we could have done same damage had I been allowed to support Assassin, but I can now conclude that I doubt we would have received a victory, let alone a decisive one, and we would have tipped our own hand. Yes, this is a favorable outcome.~ Caster agreed. You pick up Assassin's drink and Caster follows you back to your room."Assassin, I want you to know that you did a good job tonight. You were up against something big and nasty and got out with information. We know that it is fast and sneaky, we know it's brown and yellow, and we can surmise that its legend has much to do with traps. And even better, all they know is that you're an Assassin. We have an advantage." You reassure her as you hand her the hot chocolate.~Yes, this was the best outcome considering the circumstances.~ Caster assures her as he leaps up into her lap.[1/2]
"Ah, thank you. Its just...its been stressful night, between the other Assassin catching me, and then this." She mumbled."I can't blame you for freaking out a little. But still, thank you." You tell her. You and Caster finish putting some finishing touches on the defenses to the apartment before you go to bed. You let Saber and Assassin have your bed while you take the couch for the night. At about midnight you wake up to find Tomoko's Assassin standing over you, Caster asleep on your stomach."Move, and I'll murder you." She whispers softly. You freeze for a moment, hoping Caster wakes up. "I'm just here to warn you, since Tomoko seems to like you. Don't back stab her. Don't hurt her. And be nice. Do that, and we're hunky dory, okay?" Assassin says. Caster seems to stir on your stomach and Assassin flashes her knives at you as she seems to leap away back into the shadows. You glance quickly at a clock. Five in the morning. Not exactly the normal time you would get up and you have no class today.Go back to sleepGet up now-Tell Caster about Assassin-Prepare breakfast for everyone-Have Caster summon more reinforcementsWrite in
>>23952512>[X]Tell Caster about AssassinWho knows what he'll do if we leave him unchecked.Afterwards, you should keep reenforcing. If Assassin can get in, then Monster definitely can.
>>23952512[X]Get up now[X]Tell Caster about AssassinKeep our Servant in the loop. No need to summon more people right now, but we don't want to blindside him. Then we can go back to bed.Also, note for the future, if our pile of magical girl servant analogues want to sleep in the bed they can share it with us, ain't nobody take our bed away.
>>23952512Fucking Caster. Fucking Assassin. FUCK EVERYTHING.>[X]Get up now>-[X]Prepare breakfast for everyoneAn army marches on its stomach, and I for one wouldn't be able to sleep for a week after that little encounter.I don't think we should tell Caster about this, because he might judge Assassin to be an unacceptable risk, and having the two most tricky Servants engaging in a pissing match behind our backs would be bad news.
>>23952512[X]Get up now-[X]Tell Caster about Assassin-[X]Prepare breakfast for everyoneShe should not have been able to get in here.
>>23952512Welp, saw this coming. Murder McBitchtits is full on yandere loyal to Tomoko. Before we know it she'll be making us go on dates with her, or else we get le knife! And we can't tell her about it, because that would make her sad and Assassin wants her to be happy.>[X]Go back to sleepSleep is good, don't want to be tired and assassin is essentially watching over us with her fucking A+ presence concealment.
>>23952512Get up now-Tell Caster about Assassin
>>23952512Get up now-Prepare breakfast for everyoneIf she can just waltz in here and threaten us, there is no way to guarantee she isn't listening to us RIGHT NOW. If we blab, she might flip the fuck out.
>>23952550Addendum to my post here, we should actually sleep in the same bed as our Magical Girls not just because the bed is softer, it means that they're that much closer to us for when Assassin or Monster break into our house through the wards and try to stab us in the eyeballs. I want our magical girl hit squad as close as possible for that.
>>23952556I support this action. Defence must be adjusted.
>>23952553I agree. It's best to tell no one about this incident.
>>23952597Ok good, thought you were going for a harem. That makes sense, though really they should get the bed and we get a sleeping bag. Don't want our body to get in the way of them drawing their weapons.
>>23952553Pretty much this. Kyubey doesn't need to know, and we weren't planning on backstabbing tomoko, we're planning on either taking her seals or front-stabbing her. so Assassin need not worry about that, being nice.... eh, we'll try, but being metal mind kinda makes me think we're less emotional and more logical.
>>23952597>>23952631Why not just sleep with Coobie?Basically same result, without all the creepy overtones. I say cuddle with our fuzzy little marshmallow cat monster.
>>23952666Oh you would want us to cuddle with you wouldn't you Satan.
>>23952666We need to stroke him menacingly, like Blofeld.
>>23952631I don't care that much about the harem stuff, I just want our murder machines as close as possible, tactical cuddling and all that.I don't have any objections to fucking them, it really won't accomplish much, but as long as it doesn't get in the way I'm okay with it.>>23952666Because Coobie has the combat stats of a mildly angered potato, his magic is good, but he's not the fighty type, that's what the Magical Girls are. And we can sleep with him as well.
>>23952512Get up, make food.Work on our defenses today at some point. After all, Monster is stealthy, so we can't let our guard down just because Assassin isn't a threat. Yeah, Assassin, no threat there, nothing to worry about at all. I'm all fine here now Caster, how are you?
>>23952666>Implying Coobie isn't in that room too.He's gotta have some offensive capabilities beyond summoning megucas to fight for him. So he's in the room too. Maybe he has a desperation attack where he converts a girl into a Witch, freeing him from having to supply them with mana at the cost of making them totally uncontrolable, attacking everyone in sight. Do that to one of our girls as we clear the fuck out, hoping it picks our enemy as its favored target.The potential for cruelty, it is overwhelming when QB is around.
>>23952553I also agree. Hard to sleep after that. Though I swear it will come back to bite us later. If we keep going without a full night's sleep he might start calling for rolls, and that's never a good thing. Also, if QB heard about this (if he hasn't already, bastard seems to know most everything that goes on in the world), he might just decide to off Tomoko on his own. He's got access to thousands of servants, one of them's gotta be perfect for the job and they only need to be around for so long...
With a slight groan you get up and Caster rolls off of your stomach and onto the vacated couch before sitting up and blinking at you. ~You're up earlier than anticipated, Master.~ He remarks as you make your way to the kitchen."Just can't get back to sleep." You reassure him. You rummage around in your cupboards and fridge, pulling out an iron frying pan and some bacon and eggs. "I think we ought to work a bit more on reinforcing your defenses." You tell him.~Well, it certainly won't hurt, but I've been trying to maintain a low profile so we aren't easily noticed. I can greatly strengthen our defenses, but it will make it obvious to Servants that a Magus lives here.~ Caster warns you. So, you would be sacrificing stealth for strength. It's a difficult choice, but...Stealth. Keep the defenses as low key as possibleStrength. Go big or go home.Write in
>>23952802Stealth. We are Caster's master, we need an atelier, not a damn fortress. Kayneth can attest to the idiocy of that approach.
>>23952830I am tempted to see the true power of QB's sorcery, but Ima go with stealth with this one. I remember what happened to the last guy who built a mystic fortress around his base, pic related.
You'll have to excuse me for a moment, folks. Got to go take care of some things, be back in a half hour or less. continue to vote and debate on things or what have you.
>>23952802>Stealth. Keep the defenses as low key as possible
>>23952802[X]Strength. Go big or go home.But see about in the next couple days setting up noticeable wards in other locations as well to obscure our location and putting traps in those places. Instead of trying to hide through not being noticed and open ourself to the possibility of having Assassin and Monster sneak in or a big one just bash through we hide ourself by being one point of light among many.
>>23952802>Stealth. Keep the defenses as low key as possibleAs much as it terrifies me, this might be the best approach.We can turtle up as much as we want, but if someone with magic resistance like a Saber decides to wreck our shit, all the fancy pants magic in the world probably won't stop them.I would suggest that we post a night watcher or two, since Monster has stealth capabilities.
>>23952802Stealthy like an Assassin. Or a Monster
>>23952905I agree, and suggest an Archer class for the job. Defense specialization for that class.
>>23952802Stealth is the best option. If it comes to a last stand, we always have that whole, "thousands of magical girls" thing on our side.
>>23952802>[X]Stealth. Keep the defenses as low key as possibleWe possess the near-unique capability to summon cannon fodder that can slow Servants at will, and Caster can boost them so they won't suck if necessary. This lends itself to a strategy of mobility, rather than fortification, since we can just pull distractions out of thin air when we need to retreat, and attack on multiple fronts when on offense. Painting a big WIZARD AM HERE sign on our lair would just make it easy for everyone to keep tabs on us.
>>23952965Like I said, our ultimate trump card is something between "Delusional Illusion" and "Army of the King". We can only do it once or twice, but we DO have an "I win" button as implied by its "EX" rank. I just pray nobody summoned Gilgamesh...
>>23953025Or kill us. It'd be like pulling what Zero's Lancer did. "Hey everybody! I'm right here, fight me! If you dare!" Somebody will, likely the guy who has "monster" (if it's Shiki, she just kills the defenses) or "berserker", y'know, the servants that can fuck up a caster pretty damn good.
>>23952802[X]Stealth. Keep the defenses as low key as possibleIf we make a fortress we're telling people we don't feel safe, and that's just painting a target on our forehead.
And I'm back give me a tic to get writing.
>>23953595It's cool, most of the quests I'm a part of have OP's that take a bit between updates. I'm used to it. I'm also drinking, so shit tends to roll off my shoulder at this stage
"I think it would be best if we remained low on the radar. Maybe up our defenses with some kind of a lookout." You muse.~Hm, yes, I believe I could do something to that affect. Right now, I'm mildly uncomfortable sustaining the two Servants, but if you're willing to lend me your Mana Generators, I might be able to set up an array to keep a Servant supplied with enough prana for it to have a net gain of zero instead of a drain.~ Caster suggests. "That would be excellent." You remark as Assassin and Saber enter the room sleepily. You quietly serve them breakfast and put a small plate down for Caster as well. So, while Caster is working on your defenses you'llScout the TownTalk to Tomoko-About Assassin-About the AllianceWrite in
>>23953803Let's discuss Assassin with Tomoko. We need to rein her in, another such intrusion cannot be allowed.
Also, I must ask. Where is this war taking place? if it's 'Murrica we need guns, lots of them. Right. The. Fuck. NOW! Grabbing a Rifle or a Shotty is hilariously easy as they don't even need background checks if you're over 21. Go to gun store, present cash, get weapons. Pistols? A mere gun show away to pull the same shit. If you got the funds, you can get pretty well armed fast and we ought to ASAP if we can. Plus that guy putting out the 3D printed AR lower... That other shit can be bought easily, the lower's the only part that's regulated. And there are guides on the net to make "Chechnyan firecrackers" (read: homemade, inaccurate but effective SMGs) easily available to the tech savvy magus like ourselves. All else fails, I suggest we visit our local hardware store with said plans in hand.
>>23953803[X]Scout the TownWe've been putting this off for far too long.
>>23953831I disagree, we should talk about Monster with Tomoko. We are going to have to deal with assassin another time. A greater threat has been encountered. Getting Jack the Fucking Ripper angry will not help.
>>23953852it's in tacoma washington
>>23953803[X] Scout out the townWe shouldn't have to worry about Assassin for the moment and more information is what we need.
>>23953852Maybe we can do that while scouting the town, and getting caster to magic up the rounds might make them more effective.
>>23953874Asking Tomoko to not have Assassin violate our alliance and trust by sneaking into our home at night would be something I think we should do.
>>23953876Then I do say, get thee to the nearest gun store! Time to Kiritsugu on this shit! That is, if we have funds. How much do we have lying around? I ain't from /k/, but I do know a bit about my guns. Give me a budget won't you kind OP?>>23953917I do wonder what "metal" origin rounds would do to a target...
>>23953925You rush things, Kirei. Assassin does not wish to hurt us. It would be better not to pry, and build a trust in our allies than take our chances and end up with no trust at all. We can discuss this matter at a later time, when we have a secure relationship with the two.
>>23953933You're a poor starving college student, so your budget is iffy at best. Most of your money is dumped into the mystic codes you've built. You might be able to scrape enough together for a cheap gun, but it would make your expenses a little tight, especially with extra mouths to feed.
>>23954031So "Chechnyan Firecracker" route it is then. We do have access to power tools right? I'd assume we do, given MC's obsessions. I could post a PDF on how to make a "Grease Gun" from plumbing parts and a bit of spring, but I don't want to end up on more "Watch Lists" than I'm already on. Also, don't wanna get banned by the based mods. Just rest assured, its out there, and easily accessible if you know where to look. And MC would if he was "well prepared" like you said he was...
>>23953803>[x] Inform Tomoko about MonsterSeems like an important fact. The basis of this alliance was information sharing, and knowing about the stealthy murder monster running around might be highly relevant to her survival.>>23953933We aren't going to be able to go full Kerry at the drop of a hat. Standard guns don't work on prepared mages, (remember how much good his little machine gun did against Kayneth?) and we sure as shit don't have time to prepare Origin Shot, nor do we have any guarantee it would work for us in the first place. Also, we aren't a hardened mercenary mage-killer with years of experience at killing shit with bullets.Not saying a pistol would be a BAD idea necessarily, just don't expect to be murdering wizards using our 2nd Amendment Rights any time soon.
>>23954031Then just have one of your Servants steal some then. In addition to a pistol, I'd recommend something you can snipe with. You can't hurt Servants with a gun, but maybe, you could possible pop a master if you ever get the chance.
>>23954073Would it be so hard to have an Assassin steal us an AR15 or something?
>>23954182It's possible, yes. How hard it is to succeed depends on hwere you're stealing from.
>>23954099M1A1 is pretty easy to find, if you got like 1,600 US dollars lying around for the gun and a half-decent scope (thank god MC can use tech, internet research is a fucking GODSEND on these matters for the uninitiated). Reach out and touch someone from up to around 600 meters if you're good. And .306 ammo can punch through a concrete block from a good distance, so if all he's got is his reinforced clothing? Fuck him, you're still just one good roll away from the vitals. And that 20 round standard magazine sure is sexy...Guns can't do shit against servants, might delay them a bit, but will never kill them. But against an opposing master? They'll never see it coming, magus elitist idiots. Kerry killed so many of them with ease for damn good reason. They expected a spell, he brought bullets. Hard to outsmart them it seems...
>>23954217I suggest we find us a Pawn Shop, they tend to have security, but we have magic.
>>23954240I personally suggest Slavshit, a Mosin shouldn't be hard to find and is a great choice for removing Master Kebab.
>>23954240Ah Kotomine, I like the way you think. They have a whole room where they keep the stuff they just "bought" for the cops to inspect. It's gotta be in there for a month before they can put it on the floor. Lots of stuff gets put in there, no surprise that a few things go missing and 24/7 security is far too expensive for them to maintain. We can do this. We, who seek to fuse the mundane with the magic, will show them the true power of our dream!
>>23954252Amen for Slavshit.Although I have a sneaking suspicion this will end with our moeblob assassin fleeing frantically from an angry bat-wielding Russian pawnshop owner.
>>23954374We have magic. We can turn his bat into a bagguete and him into an actual kebab.We will then remove him.
If we're stealing a gun we need to make sure that Assassin isn't spotted. The other Assassin only knows about Saber right now, and she probably assumed something else about Caster. Keeping it that way ensures that we have an ace in the hole.
>>23952688>he doesn't know about mana transferes
>>23954466Assassin should be able to avoid detection breaking into a mundane pawn shop, I would hope.
>>23954491But she needs to be able to avoid detection from another servant as well. We can't tip our hand so soon.
>>23954284http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT86_ShMKHUForgot to post the song my thoughts caused me to remember.
>>23954484We're not so terribad a Magus that we need 'mana transfers' to transfer mana, and given the fact that we power Caster and Caster powers them I don't think that we'd even be able to transfer mana that way given that they aren't actually our Servants. But if you want to tap those fine Magical Girl asses go right ahead, you don't need to make any excuses.
>>23954512We could just have Saber bust down the door, and then book it, I suppose.
>>23954512So help me god if this assassin can't manage to avoid being spotted on a simple trip to the pawn shop, I'm going to fucking make her cocoa and tell her its ok.
>>23954534She's one sucky Assassin if she can't manage that. It's a pretty big room, Pawn Shops do a lot of business in one day. If a fucking "Chumley" sees her she's really and truly "incompetent". Good thing we got QB, he would only summon the best for a said role. Those other idiots are for cannon fodder if we use our trump card.
>>23954534Your heart is weak.I am being overruled on the Amoral Magus front, so eh, fuck it, why not?
I think we should scout the town from the space needle.
>>23954595Uh, wrong city bub. Space Needle is like 50 miles north.However, if we need a good vantage point to play batman from, the Tacoma Dome will work nicely.
>>23954595Space Needle is in Seattle. The tallest thing Tacoma has is the Tacoma Dome, and that's at the bottom of a hill, with the rest of the city above it.>implying I didn't just respond to a troll post
>>23954649Unless all you care to look at is Downtown. Just like everyone else
"Assassin, do you think you can do a little robbery for me?" You ask, a small idea beginning to form in your head."From a Master or Servant?" She asks. You shake your head."No, just a small pawn shop or something." You assure her."Ok. What do I need to get?" She asked."Guns. At least one or two, but no more than three or four." You tell her."Ok, I can definately do that. Ammo, too?" She asked. You nod. She quickly finishes her breakfast and jumps up to to leave, leaving you with Saber and Caster. Caster is finishing his meal and wandering around your house inspecting the various wards and your mana generators. After breakfast Saber helps you clean up and put the dishes away. An hour later Assassin seems to step out of the shadows of your living room, weapons and boxes of ammo in her arms."Master, I have managed to aquire an M1911, an AK-47 and an AR15." She informed you, laying the firearms out in front of you along with the boxes of ammo."Thank you, Assassin." You tell her, picking the pistol and sending a pulse of magic into the weapon and analyzing how it works and its condition. You quickly do the same with the next two weapons and their overall condition is fairly serviceable, although of the three the AK is in the best condition and the AR is in the worst. You've managed to kill half the day so far. Next you ought to...Fix these weaponsScout the townCheck in with TomokoWrite in
>>23954724We need to summon Homura ASAP. Yeah, she hates QB, but she is totally logical, we can work with logical mofos. And her "time-stop" power is too awesome to pass up. She knows about guns better than we. Get her in on this anons. We can definitely win this with such a broken power on our side.
>>23954724Check in with Tomoko. Got to keep her servant happy.
>>23954724[X]Scout the townWe need do this at some point.
>>23954724>Check in with TomokoInform her of Monster and what we know of its fighting style. Its probably the same stealth-capable Servant that she mentioned has been dicking around the school, but she might appreciate the specifics.
>>23954749In character, we cannot say "Summon Homura", because we have no clue who the fuck that is.
>>23954750Indeed, must also appease Murder Mcbitchtits. Keeping "The Ripper"'s good side is now definitely on our list given her "visit". Keep her happy, keep Tomoko happy, even if we have to date her. Must. Avoid. Jack's yandere impulses!
>>23954724>Check in with TomokoGotta keep Murdertits happy if nothing else, and we DO have new info to share. Since we decided to go Stealth over Strength in terms of our defenses, we can't afford to piss her off.
>>23954724[X] Check in with Tomoko
>>23954771Yet another reason to ask her about our servant in as veiled terms as possible. I still fear for our own safetey if she learns about QB. Alternative timeline may make it harder, but for an otaku such as her, she browses /a/, so even "shit" shows are on her radar. If she finds out our servant is the Equivalent of "Mephistopheles"... Not good, at ALL!
>>23954808She can't really complain, considering the her Servant's favorite pastime.Is it worrying anyone else that our little alliance features two of the most hilariously evil Servants you could ask for? What if QB contracts Jack?
>>23954966game over man, game over.
>>23954966Then Jack would no longer be part of the War... It's impossible to fight when...
>>23954966I am just fine with it.
>>23954966what if, in this time line, he already did?also I vote for talking with tomoko about monster, after all, she could know something else.
>>23954966Jack is yandere, we know and can deal with yandere. QB? An emotionless being? Only an autist has any chance of getting him on any kind of level. I am, but it isn't exactly a common trait. And I'm not on everyday. You'll get him, but only if you purge any and all emotion/preconceptions from your mind. QB has only one goal, remember that, and speak accordingly.
>>23954992I believe this is what you wanted to say?
"Saber, do you mind coming with me to see Tomoko? We need to inform her about what we've learned." You tell her, putting the weapons away."Yes, Master." She agrees, assuming spirit form. You wave to Assassin who's intently watching Caster work on your way out. At the college you keep a cautious eye out as you head for Tomoko's dorm room. Halfway there, Assassin meets you in a blue and white maid uniform."Master Nicolas. For what reason are you coming to see Tomoko?" She demanded."Ah, I'm here to share some information on an enemy Servant that I aquired." I tell her, caught a little off guard by her appearance."Very well. If you would follow me." She said, leading you further onto campus and into Tomoko's dorms, carefully avoiding the sight of the other female dorm residents. She leads you into Tomoko's room and offers you a seat at the table, and then calls out for Saber as well. Your pseudo servant takes her seat next to you and Jack begins to make some tea. "Tomoko is currently in the next room over studying for an exam next week. She should be back in a half hour or so. Or you can tell me what you found out." Assassin says, setting the tea down in front of you and Saber.Wait for Tomoko-Drink the Tea while waiting-Don't drink, it might be poisonsJust tell Assassin-Drink some Tea-Don't drink, it might be a trapWrite in
>>23955207[X]Wait for Tomoko[X]Don't drink, it might be poisonsWe know who Assassin is, or at least we think we do. But she doesn't know that and she'd consider it weird if we weren't trying to find out. So gently ask some questions, make small talk, try to lead the conversation to life experiences, her past, anything like that. We won't get anything, but the point is for her to think we're trying to get something.
>>23955207Drink the tea, Chat with Jack. Attempt friend making. Tell Tomoko in person though.Also Thread is Archived here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23949347/Vote it up!
>>23955207Thin ice, guys. Thin. Fucking. Ice.>[X]Wait for Tomoko>[X]Don't drink, it might be poisons>>23955228Small talk is good. Maybe not on Jack the Ripper's life experiences, though.
>>23955207>[X]Wait for Tomoko>-[X]Drink the Tea while waitingShe was fairly explicit in that she wouldn't fuck with us provided we didn't mess with her Master. Lets wait for Tomoko, simply because I don't want to exchange more words with this crazy bitch than we have to, but we don't have reason to suspect her at the moment.Also, Poison doesn't seem like her MO. She seems more like the "paint a portrait with your guts after disemboweling you" type of gal.
>>23955260I've already voted, this isn't a vote.I doubt she'll actually tell us anything, but making the attempt to talk about her life, her past, anything like that, just subtly pushing the conversation towards there will make us look like a Master fishing for clues instead of a Master who already knows. She'll notice and even if she tells us to stop fishing or something like that she'll just be playing into our hands by thinking we have no idea who she is.
>>23955207>Wait for Tomoko>-Don't drink, it might be poisonsAnd go with this >>23955228"So, any reason why you specifically went after Prostitutes in particular?" No, I'm joking. Don't ask this.
>>23955268Indeed, "The Ripper" preferred to 'Front-Stab' her victims. It wasn't pretty, but at least they knew the face of their killer in their final moments...
>>23955268Yes, we know who she is and that she probably won't poison us, but she doesn't know that we know that. If we didn't know who she was we wouldn't drink the tea, we ought to act in all ways as if her identity is an enigma we are attempting to unravel.Again, I've already voted and advocated for small talk, trying to make her think we have no idea who she is and are trying to find out who she is by asking questions.
>>23955207Wait, don't drink. After all, I prefer my tea like my soul black and ice cold.
Well OP, when do ye hope to hold these threads? Gotta know, so I know when to get on and contribute...
A point of note: we (the character) probably don't actually know Assassin's identity. Just because we (the players) recognize her, doesn't mean we have that knowledge in-game.Now that will most likely be a purely academic distinction, since we DO know she is a fucking crazy chick who likes to murder people with knives, which is pretty much all the information about her that's relevant to us at the moment.
"I'll wait until Tomoko's here to tell you both at the same time. In the meantime, why don't you tell me a little about yourself?" You ask her."All you need to knows is that Tomoko means everything to me. If you try and cause problems, I will fix them. Through whatever means necessary. But if you play nice, well then I have no reason to hurt you. Or your Servants. I'll even admit that you're a seemingly decent guy. But you're unimportant compared to Tomoko." Assassinn warned you. Saber tensed up, glaring at Assassin, who makes a dismissive motion to Saber. "And don't get all worked up, Saber. I won't do anything if you guys behave. I value Tomoko's happiness too much to offhandedly kill you two for a risk you might be. But if you ever remove that doubt..." She threatened."We understand. So,, then, if you won't chat about yourself, perhaps you would chat about your Master?" You ask. Assassin merely gives you a level gaze. "You don't trust me enough to drink my tea. Why should I trsut you with anything about my Master or myself?" She asked. You occasionally try and start conversation up again, but Assassin is fairly tight lipped, making it difficult at best. It's not too much longer before Tomoko finally shows up."Ah, Nicolas! Its good to see that you're getting along with Oneechan!" She exclaims, noticing the still full teacup in front of you.
I try to run these at about 5 or 5:30 Pacific time and until i feel too tired to continue. Actually, let me see about getting a twitter set up for this, or something else if you guys have a better idea for a way to get these messages out to you
>>23955587Also, probably calling that the last post for tonight. We'll pick up from there next friday, around 5 or 5:30. still working on that account
>>23955616just keep using the same picture for the first post and I will keep finding your threads.
>>23955567Awww, she's pouting because we don't trust FUCKING ASSASSIN enough to drink her tea. That would be cute if it wasn't so terrifying.
>>23950465What a coincidence. There is another quest rght now with Sayaka, but she's allied with, I shit you not, Chuck Norris and GI Joe. Fighting Terran Marines and Grammaton Clerics.
alright, I'm @umarchauhdry on twitter, i'll occasionally post stuff there and maybe put small tidbits and info up there to answer questions
>>23955701And what would this quest be?
>>23955873The Last Library or somethingother. Its still up on /tg/ on the catalog. Saw the other threads onsuptg too....
Ok, so since we're in post-thread cooldown mode, I've got a suggestion for next time.When we're getting ready to leave after this little meetup, apologize to Assassin about the whole tea thing. We feel bad about it, but to be fair she is Assassin and we've known her for maybe 18 hours. If it HAD been poisoned, we would have won some kind of award for "most embarrassing finish in a Grail War ever".
>>23956027I like the way you think sir, excellent point! Seconding your response. She *is* assassin after all and we hardly know her, so naturally we won't drink the tea because we're not stupid. But we will from now on because she's cleared the air a bit.