Archives are here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=AzureEarthIf you want to follow on twitter it is: @dothackaidaYou are Chen, a macabre dancer who is played by special agent Anon, and your job is to investigate "The World" acting like a regular player, doing your damnedest to make sure CC Corp does not discover you are actually working with the government to shut this coma nonsense down. You are joined by your partner Haruko who plays as the Tribal Grappler Durga, and Lotus, a Blade Brandier played by an office worker named Ryoko who is trying to wake her sister from a coma. Last time you got the data your boss left you before he vanished, and you distanced yourself from the office in order to continue your 'paid vacation'.You are currently investigating a lost ground at Hidden Forbidden Holy Ground and your imaginary friend, the AI Snark which lives in your character's head, tells you he has a bad feeling about this place and insisted you used caution. As you walk towards the pedestal at the front of the church your head feels like it is about to explode. You are about to ask snark for help when you realize he is screaming. "FUCK! FUCK YOU, STUPID BASTARD! IT IS YOUR FAULT! YOU BROUGHT IT ON YOURSELF! NONONONONONONONONOOOONONONONO STOPITSTOPITSTOPITSTOPITSTOPITSTOPIT SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP" He shouts and you see the black orbs which compose his AI data begin to swarm you. You are enveloped in a sea of darkness, and you hear Durga scream your name... no, it is Haruko, not Durga... right? Before you black out.(1/2)
You awaken later in a pure white room, no you can not define it as a room as a room would have some boundary which would mark it as a room, this is just a pure white void. You start to panic before you feel some one grab your bum. You whirl around and punch, but snark moves out of the way. "Welcome to hell, we only have one flavor of water and the bathrooms are all a bit too far from her water heater." He explains before walking by you an looking around.Wat say wat do?Where are we?What happened?Am I in the game?Did you just touch my bum?Other, please specify(2/2)
>>24457698>[X]Other: "You can do that again, later. But first, where are we exactly?
>>24457698"Am I in a coma again?"
"You can do that again, later. But first, where are we exactly?" You ask while walking around, each direction looking the same."Well, if I had to hazard a guess." He scratches his head without taking off his hood. "Inside the pedestal, or under it. Probably around the pedestal. A pretty annoying thing latched onto us in the church and, well, here we are." He continues then licking his index finger and holding it up as if testing for wind."Am I in a coma again?" You continue to which he just shrugs."Probably. The game seems to have it pretty bad for comas so..." He lets the thought dangle as he starts to press on empty areas in the voidHe seems to be looking for something in particular, though you are not sure what. You are about to ask him when he suddenly snaps his fingers as if in revelation. "Got it, right here." he smiles before letting the black spots pool out of him.He slashes his hand in the air and nothing happens for a moment. But then, with the sound of shattering glass where there was once just white void now rests a red upside down chair in the shape of a person. You look at it while trying to figure out what it means when you hear someone talking."Have you seen... my daughter? I have not seen her in so long. My daughter, my beautiful Aura." The male voice calls out causing snark to scoff as if annoyed."Stupid bastard. Can't even see what happened. Like he has Alzheimer's or something." He mutters."My Aura, child of myself and Morganna. She is... have you seen my daughter? Where is my Aura... Morganna's rebirth. Aura... Have you seen my daughter?" He asks evidently rambling more than asking.Wat say wat do?Grill Snark for more infoTell the chair something(wat?)Ask the Chair something(what)Other, please specify
>>24458139Dropped my trip
>>24458139Ask the chair something.Introduce ourselves."Hello, my name is Chen, and this is my partner-in-crime // Artificially Intelligent sidekick, Snark. Are you lost in here too?"
>>24458257"Hello, my name is Chen, and this is my partner in crime slash artificially intelligent side kick Snark, are you lost in here too?" You ask."Artificially intelligent... Lost... I must... speak with Morganna. To go where she is... the living flesh poses a hindrance. But I must... I must go. For our Aura. Emma, please give me a little more courage." He repeats, his words sounding like a recording.Wat say wat do?Who are you?Tell me about AuraGrill snarkOther
>>24458329[x]Who are you?Who exactly are you? Do you know anything about this place that we are trapped in? It sounds like you're in a bad way right now, but I must get back to the rest of my friends in Hulle Granz Cathedral.
"Who exactly are you? Do you know anything about this place that we are trapped in? It sounds like you're in a bad way right now, but I must get back to the rest of my friends in Hulle Granz Cathedral." You frown."I am a father, no... I have no right to call myself that. Still a father I am despite my failures. It is alright, you do not have to forgive me, I do not need you to. All I need is for you to be happy. Be born my Aura, live my daughter. Be proof of the love for my Emma, the love I could never share with her. My Daughter...." He repeats as the chair slowly crumbles.You think you have time for maybe one more question before it breaks down completely.Tell me about AuraWho is her mother?Other, please specify((Should I have perhaps not run it so early? I can always go do other things for a few hours and come back)
>>24458538>[X]Who is her mother?
As it fades into red dust you hear the voice again, grainy and distorted. "Emma, my love. I crafted our daughter in your image. But the one to raise her is Morganna. Morganna-Mode-Gone. Death made manifest, taking in the cursed wave... She is here, she is dead. To watch over the birth of the ultimate AI. To watch over our Aura... I am sorry. I am so sorry." He apologizes before fading into nothing."Well, he was full of crap wasn't he? I can probably pull us out through here." He tells you before grabbing your arm and pulling you through the white void.You open your eyes staring at the ceiling of your apartment with Haruko resting your head on her lap."Ah, fuck. He's back!" She smiles tapping her headset as she talks.You see your M2D, the sunglasses you use to play "The World" lying next to you.You sit back up and put your glasses back on. "Hey, uh, sorry about that. Something just came up and-" You start but Shimabuku interrupts."You mean the crazy hood guy screaming and you getting swallowed up by black dots and vanishing? Yeah, we saw. What happened?" He asks.You look around the area and you are back at the Church. Haruko is sitting next to you, as her character Durga is sitting next to Chen. You notice Lotus is looking at you strangely, though with how well she masks her feelings it is hard to say what emotion she is expressing.Wat say wat do?LieTruthRedirectOther, please specify
>>24458538I just found the thread myself, reading through it now.
>>24458749[x]Other, please specify"You saw and heard Snark screaming?"Also [x]Truth
>>24458749Tell the truth, as bizarre as it seems.We were sucked into a white room with a weird red chair in it. An old man's voice started lamenting about how he could not find "Aura", and some stuff about "Morgana Mode Gona" and "Emma".
>>24458812>>24458826"We were sucked into a white room where- wait you could see Snark? You could hear snark?" You ask causing Shimabuku to nod."Yeah, like, at the tail end of when you were freaking out and there were those black dots everywhere I could sort of see this shape and heard something grainy yelling." He tells you causing Durga to nod."Yeah, me too, though Lotus says she saw it pretty clear, right?" She nods to Lotus who momentarily stares at her before resuming her cold mask."Yes, a young man in a hooded sweatshirt. Late teens to early twenties, light hair and fair skin with black eyes and those dots pooling out of him. Would you kindly explain what happened then Chen?" She finishes inclining her head towards you."Right, so I was sucked into a white room with a weird red chair in it. An old man's voice started lamenting about how he could not find 'Aura' and some stuff about 'Morgana Mode Gone' and 'Emma' I could not make much sense of it, but Snark acted like he had Alzheimer's." You explain making the group seem thoughtful for a few moments."Okay, so what do we do now?" Shimabuku asks before yawning. "Well actually I should say what will you do now? I have a long day ahead of me tommorow, gave to fly into the tokyyo airport which is always a bitch." He mutters before giving a lazy wave."Keep on working I suppose." You tell him to which he nods before gating out."Ah, I should probably go get some stuff from my place." haruko tells you after muting her mic. "No offence, but you were in a coma for a bit there, and I would rather not have you alone." She tells you before getting up and leaving.You are now alone with Lotus.Wat say wat do?Go wth haruko and talk about somethingContact Mania, see how she is doingTalk to Lotus about that weird lookTalk to snarkOther, please specify
>>24458958First ask Snark if he thinks it's safe to stay here, or if we should head to a different area ASAP.
>>24458958>[x]Talk to Lotus about that weird lookThen lets invite that stuttering bastard Durandal to go on a adventure with us if he is online
>>24459049Seconding asking Lotus about the look.
You decide there are certain priorities a man must take. "Snark, is the area safe now? Do you have any weird feelings about anything?" You ask.After a few seconds with no reply you hear his voice in your head. "It should be fine. The only super threatening thing which might hurt us here is in a pretty deep sleep, so it should be no problem."You then turn to Lotus. "Hey, what was that look about earlier?""What look?" She asks after a few moments pause."The one you gave me when I came back? It was like... I dunno, you were shocked or disappointed in something." You tell her to which she looks away."Your personal life is your own business..." She mutters.Clearly she is being evasive.Durandal is not online. He is usually online in the afternoon to early evening. It is currently late at night.Wat do?Push Lotus, you do not want her closing herself away againLet it go, she will unclench her panties in her own timeOther, please specify
>>24459283[x]Make a comment, then let it go, she will unclench her panties in her own time"It'd be nice if you were a bit more expressive, I worry about you, besides, it's cute."I miss MANIA.
>>24459283Other:Lotus, I'm not going to pry into matters if you don't want to talk about it. But we're dealing with some serious stuff here. Take it from me, it's never a good thing to let any doubts or resentment about a partner fester for any amount of time. When you're ready to talk it over, I'll be here to listen.Also, go check who else is online.
>>24459283>[x]Push Lotus, you do not want her closing herself away againGive her a hug
>>24459392Er, meant that in addition to telling Lotus that, we should also check who else is online. Not ask her to see who else is online.
>>24459397Lets change my vote to this, keep the hug though>>24459392
Oh my, she wants the D.
"Lotus, I'm not going to pry into matters if you don't want to talk about it. But we're dealing with some serious stuff here. Take it from me, it's never a good thing to let any doubts or resentment about a partner fester for any amount of time. When you're ready to talk it over, I'll be here to listen." You tell her before moving in for a hug but stopping when she frowns deeply.She is silent again for a few seconds before turning to look at you again. "Durga left her mic on." She tells you making you tilt your head in confusion. "When you fell, she shouted 'Anon, anon! Shit, open your eyes Anon! Not again, not again you stupid fuck.' It is none of my business what you do, but it came as a bit of a shock that you and Durga were in that sort of relationship is all." She explains."What?" You ask, genuinely confused."A young man and woman alone in a room together in the middle of the night? While not an expert on the subject I do think playing games together is not a very good way to spend time with your girlfriend." She explains.It seems she is under the impression you and Haruko are an item.ONLINE: Durga, Lotus, Mania, VividorWat do wat say?Durga is just a friend who worries about you going into a coma againThere is something thereAre you Jealous?No, Mania is my true loveI'm going for the HaremOther, please specify
>>24459564>[x]Other: No, Vividor is my true love!Then invite him to show off his body. Before that just tell her we're close friends.
>>24459564[hue]Other, please specify"No no, Mania is my true love! she's just so fascinating!... Just kidding and no, we're not an item. We've been friends for years, she wouldn't even wear a bunnysuit for me like she promised. As a result, I'm still a single bachelor with a what Until I like to call 'handsomely cute' face."
>>24459564Aw shit, Anon is now faced with confronting his own feelings. We can attempt to deflect, delay, and possibly fluster by going with: Ask her if she's jealous.
>>24459671I think I will change my response to this. No point in delaying when we're the one who prompted this.
"She and I are just good friends, not an item. We've been friends for years, she wouldn't even wear a bunnysuit for me like she promised. As a result, I'm still a single bachelor with a what Until I like to call 'handsomely cute' face. Besides, if we want to go the true love route I think Mania is closer." You scratch your chin in thought, the insane PKer's memory bringing feelings to the surface you would rather no one know about. Especially Lotus."You go for the type which would strangle you with their hair?" She asks while relaxing, clearly intent to go along with it if it is a joke."Or Vividor." You finish, a strange smile coming to your face."Vi- The guy we just met? The one who spoke in pelvic thrusts?" She asks furrowing her brow."Did you not see his abs? Did you maybe miss the part where he talked about his pecs, or when the wind unbuttoned his shirt for him? My god, it was like staring into some sort of glowing Greek god of raw sexuality. In fact, let me message him. I need him with me." You tell her, quickly sending him a request."I don't... you are joking, yes? I am uncertain I understand your humor." She asks, crossing her arms.You are about to reply to her when you get a message from Vividor."I can noot come. For zis man, in ze town. He is, how you say, very very goo looking. Almost as mooch as me. We must settle who the most handsome with a coontest. It is, how you say, a walk off." He tells you. Apparently he is busy.(1/2)
Haruko opens up your door and walks in without knocking. She is carrying a bag with clothes and some toiletries, as well as a pillow. "What's the plan boss? You have any ideas?" She asks you as she throws her pillow at you. My god it is the softest pillow you have ever felt.As Haruko puts her headset back on Lotus seems to stiffen up a bit more. "Ah, sorry, I was just asking Chen what we should do now. Oh yeah, you met in the real world, right? If you want to know I'm Haruko." She tells Lotus as you think."A good question. I think we should perhaps try and find more power users at the award cerimony in a few days. Perhaps lay low for a bit." She answers while looking at you and not giving her name."Fuck that." You hear as the familiar black dots form next to you into the shape of the young man. "I say we go search the town. Now that I have an idea as to what to look for from Raum and Lotus, I can probably try and find some members. Wander around town, get info on people with strange abilities. If you back out now you will go bald ya know." He explains while leaning on you.You are silent for a few moments while Lotus stares wide eyed at snark. "Chen... is that Snark?" She asks pointing directly at him."Is who snark?" Haruko asks looking around where she is pointing."What? You can see me? Hax, I call hax!" He shouts pointing back at her.Wat plan?Lay low for a while, things are blowing up IRL tooYou have to keep up the pace. No way for CC Corp to know you are ChenThis Snark being seen thing could bear significanceSteal Haruko's pillowOther, please specify(2/2)
>>24460080[x]Steal Haruko's pillow[x]This Snark being seen thing could bear significance"Uh, okay. So according to my observations of Lotus and Shimabuku, Snark can be seen by them now, although Shima only sees a blur since he isn't very infected. Lotus, meet my imaginary friend, Snark can you interact with her physically? Try not to grab her bottom like you did to me earlier. Oh yeah, Durga look over there-" followed by yoinking of the fluffy pillow.
>>24460278Seconding this, along with consulting Durga and Lotus about how to proceed next.
>>24460278Going to have to vote for this anon. Maybe we can also bring up the idea of infecting Haruko up to her again.
"Uh, okay. So according to my observations of Lotus and Shimabuku, Snark can be seen by them now, although Shima only sees a blur since he isn't very infected. Lotus, meet my imaginary friend, Snark can you interact with her physically? Try not to grab her bottom like you did to me earlier. Oh yeah, Durga look over there-" You command making Durga look to the side as you grab her pillow and rest your head on it. My god, it's full of fluff."What you ask is impossible. It is written right there on my card. 'My name is Snark, I do butt stuff.'" he tells you while walking over to Lotus and tapping his finger to his chin. "Shimabuku isn't infected by the way. I would notice that at least. Maybe it was because he got used to it with Mania, but I am fairly certain he isn't." He tells you while jumping left to right in front of lotus."I can always infect you if you want Durga, then you can enjoy the magic of my imaginary friend too." You offer making Durga frown."I wouldn't, he seems pretty annoying." Lotus adds on making Snark scoff."I would... still rather not. I don't think my mind will change about that, sorry." Durga replies seeming genuinely sorry."Wait a tic..." He mutters before walking back towards you and standing next to you. "Okay, which side am I on?" He asks."To the left of Chen." She replies correctly."Good, very good." He says before flickering slightly and walking to your other side. "Now where am I?" He asks making her tilt her head."Same side, though now you are making a rude gesture at Chen." She replies making you look at snark oddly."I give, how?" You ask making him smile."Evidently the Epitaph I took from Raum gave me the ability to project myself as I wish onto power users. That is sort of swanky and noooow..." He smiles as Lotus blinks and looks around.(1/2)
"And now he is gone." She answers."Innis, the mirage of deceit. Hmmm.." he seems contemplative before vanishing again."What do you think I should do?" You ask Durga and Haruko."I believe you should wait for a few days until the crowning ceremony. There will be a lot of people there and we may notice something." Durga offers causing Haruko to nod."I agree, things are a bit hot now in the real world for Chen and me too." Haruko adds."Chen and 'I', damn muscle woman. Don't listen to them Chen, why not go chase down some rumors and leads? The more you are idle, the greater the chance some one else is going to get hurt. Oh, you should track down leads with Mania, I like her." Snark offers from inside you head.Wat plan?Lay low, little to nothing done.Play it cool, do some light investigating but nothing flashyGo where the clues are, no matter what. You have a scrubbed background, you are untouchableOther, please specify(2/2)
>>24460592[x]Other, Play it cool by doing genuinely nothing but play the game."Why don't we all powerlevel for now? No investigating, just dungeon crawling. I'll call MANIA and [gothic roleplayer chick if she's online], maybe even pass through town and watch Vividor's flexing contest. I don't think you've met MANIA yet Durga, huehue...ADVENTURE!"
>>24460592[X]Go where the clues are, no matter what. You have a scrubbed background, you are untouchableThere is a time and place to sit on your hands. This is not that time.
>>24460592Play it cool, do some light investigating but nothing flashyLooking for leads isn't a bad thing... But if the BBEGS have any idea of what's going on, it's a safe bet that they'll be looking real hard at the people who beat the arena and sparked some attention with a certain Other Party. We should look for interesting stuff and plan how to act on it.
>>24460592>Durga and HarukoI think you mean Durga and Lotus?Unless things just got weird
>>24460842Should we try to ask around about Hamelin, or would that be too risky?Because so far I'd say he's the primary suspect.
>>24460883What I get for not checking. Or Snark has been feeding us hard drugs. Either way really
>>24460887Well at least we agree that we need to investigate. How about investigating while playing the game?
>>24460887I just want my delicious MANIA fearboners.
>>24460592[x]Play it cool, do some light investigating but nothing flashyWe could try to find Raum? He's the only one whose is infected but haven't got the member address from.
>>24460917Well, the two aren't mutually exclusive. Chen could do some low-profile sniffing for other Infected & epitaph users while around town, and then the group can go for dungeon diving sessions (sometimes in areas with reported black dots or other suspicious sightings).
>>24460897Hamelin is a bit too high-profile right now. If what those grunts said earlier is any indication, he is directly connected to CC corp.
>>24461048Sounds like a plan.
You think over your options. They are right, you can't stick out too much, more so with the boss having been potentially murdered just hours ago. You nod to Durga and Lotus. "We play it cool. We play the game like normal players, but keep our ears to the ground. We hear anything we act like curious idiots who happen to fall into strange situations. Like Ms. Marple, but with comas and black dots. We can go to dungeons where there are rumors and wander around looking for stuff." You tell them making Durga do a spit take."Ms. Marple? Really? That is the analogy you are going with?" Durga asks."When they finally find Chen's dead body in some horrible alleyway clutching your dying note, the cops shall say 'Twas murder she wrote'" Lotus smiles slightly."Actually, it will probably just talk about penises for half a page before proclaiming my gender to the world." You tell them making Lotus nod calmly."Of course it will Chen, sure." She tells you before walking out of the cathedral with Durga on her heels."It will, I'm sure! I am not a 50 some odd year old woman! Hey, listen!" You shout while chasing after them.---------------------------------------------------------------You are now in the Mac Anu Chaos Gateroom. It is around 4 am and Lotus lets out a yawn."I do not have work today, but staying up this late is not good for me. I shall take my leave here. Thank you for an enlightening ay Durga, Chen." She tells the two of you before gating away."Well... now what Anon?" Haruko asks over private chat.Good questionFriends online: Vividor, MANIAThere are new posts in the world message boardHow to feel things inside the game(1/2)
Hey, I was wondering how one might go about making it so you can feel what happens in the game? I was with another user and she, uh, touched me and I could feel it. Is this some new feature? I didn't have time to ask them about it because they took my money and left so. Can anyone help me? I really want to turn this feature on.-Kagebushi>Took my money and leftsounds like you were engaged in online compensated dating. There was one of those prostitutes who were pretty famous for that, right? Can't remember her name. sorry pal, but you just have an active imagination.-RenjiHow do you know this Renji? Feeling looooonely lately? Need some one to hold you and make you feel things in a game? lol-Lady TsukoPerverts! There are perverted old men in here!-MayumiHey! I am a perverted young lady, thank you very much~ ;o-Lady TsukoHey, it isn't like that. I had a guild master who spent nearly a million yen on one of those girls and he said she was so good at describing things or what ever that it felt real is all. He just sort of reminded me of it. Now that I think about it, there is one who is pretty famous for being good at that sort of stuff, isn't there? Can't remember her name though.-RenjiLike, wow! What is, like, this stuff you are talking about guys? I am like, super interested! It's me, NAOO-tan! So Renji, could you, like, tell me what sort of stuff she was describing? NAOO never heard of that sort of stuff.-NAOOShit, looks like a NAOO derail thread again. -,--MayumiHEY! People just genuinely like NAOO! You are just jealous! I swear, if I ever find you in an area I will PK you so hard for saying that shit! Ugly skank, NAOO-tan is a saint who never heard of dirty stuff so she is curious is all! It is natural and you are just a hater!-TakashiWat say wat do?Go see what this walk off is aboutContact MANIAGo do a dungeonReply to message boardOther, please specify
>>24461440This was 2/2 by the way.
>>24461440[X]Reply to message boardMessage Kagebushi privately if possible. The thread itself is probably a shit slinging party already. Also while we're waiting we should message Mania to ask her to look out for other people who are infected.
>>24461440Respond: a user touched you and you felt it? Sounds kinda like that Ring thing. Did she wear a tattered nightgown and have long torn hair covering her face?2.) Assess our own health and schedule. Can we afford to do a dungeon? If so, let us see if Mania would be up for a dungeon or quest.
I should point out you have been running around all day, woke up just before noon, it is now 430 am the next day after sneaking around and going into a coma. Haruko is sleepy. You are sleepy. You stole her pillow and she has not noticed yet.
>>24461731Well shit. Changing my vote to respond to the dude and then pass out.
>>24461731Hmm. Perhaps it is time for some rest. PMing the OP in the thread about the touchy user might also be a good idea.
>>24461756>>24461766Yeah this seems like a good course of action.Send him a PM and then turn in for the night.
Rolled 61>>24462002>>24461766>>24461731And quickly, before she notices the pillow.
Sadly this is posted to the public message boards and not CC Corp message boards you do not know their names just from their poster names so you have to go about it a different way.Re:"Before we derail this into a NAOO shit storm, could we maybe meet up somewhere, or could you give me your PM information Kagebushi? I felt something like that recently in the arena and I thought it was just my imagination but... I will admit it scared me pretty bad."~No one in particularInstantly you are replied to:Yeah, my character name is Kagesanshi, just PM me later and we can talk about it. Just glad some one believes me-KagebushiLike, how super rude! NAOO does not make shit storms, you need to, like, say sorry or I will, like, totally cry!-NAOONow you have done it No one! I will kill you for making my angel cry! I am glad you did not soil her ears with dirty talk but you are on my shit list!-TakashiChen is better than NAOO-RenjiChen is super better than NAOO-MayumiNAOO is mega less than Chen ;P-Lady TsukoHE IS A GUY! WITH DANGLE PARTS!-TakashiEven if that were true, not saying it is, but if it was... I do not mind so much. It might even be... better.-Renji^ This-MayumiNAOO loves Chen too! We are, like, friendly rivals or what ever! Hey, maybe someone could sponser a, like, Ms. World contest? NAOO and Chen would totally have fun together in that. Like sisters!-NAOO... You decide it would probably be best to log off. After taking off your M2D you see Haruko looming over your prone form. You pause for a few moments before smiling. "Yo, Haruko. This pillow is amazing. I want its fluffy babies." You tell her before she crosses her arms."Listen well Anon. You are weaker than me, less trained, just got out of a semi coma, and look like a woman. You really want to do this?" She asks calmly.... too calmly.(1/2)
Wat do? Also sleeping arrangements? You have a bed and a sofa and a floorYou have a barely functioning Gellar field, she may have the pillowYou would die for this pillowShe can have the bedYou take the bedBoth take bedOther, please specify(2/2)
>>24462141[X]You would die for this pillow[X]She can have the bedShe may have the bed but the pillow stays with us. This whole Naoo trying to latch onto Chen thing may cause problems later on. If she tries to force our hand a good strategy would be to turn her fans against each other. For example asking who likes her the most would be the simplest method.
>>24462141Both take bed. Since neither of you will back down, and both want the pillow we shall share the fluffyness and the bed. Spooning Optional.
>>24462141>[x]You would die for this pillow"You promised me a bunny suit. This is the least you could do since you broke your promise"
>>24462212See if she'll go for this, but back down if she's not having it.
"I will murder for this pillow. I am a mad man with an imaginary friend who is less than imaginary, have watched the entirety of 'Murder she wrote', I have a barely functioning gellar field, and nothing to lose. I want this pillow, I need this pillow. It is the least you can do for not wearing the bunny suit." You tell her making her raise her hands up."It has barely been a day! Can you let a lady breathe? I promise, it will be worn. Just... I need time to prepare myself mentally, women have lots to think about, okay?" She explains reaching for the pillow.Like some sort of poisonous dart spider/frog/slug you curl around it and wiggle away from her, never leaving the comfort of the pillow. "My fury will be that of an unleashed psychopath with no feet punching Odin in the dick. You wanna go there Haruko?" You ask not looking at her.She waits for a few seconds before sighing. "Fine, you win Anon. You get the pillow and I get your room. Too bad for you, I could have probably been talked into sharing the bed since we are both adults, and I sleep naked. Well, goodnight." She tells you before going into your room and locking the door.You feel like you won the battle but lost the war.You do not even bother getting off the floor, the comfort of the pillow becoming all consuming. As you drift off to sleep you think it smells faintly of Haruko's shampoo.--------------------------------------------You wake up at around 1500 Haruko is sitting on your sofa wearing her casual clothes, jeans and a white T-shirt, and playing around on her M2D. You notice she must have covered you in a blanket last night.Wat do?Ambush HarukoGet foodForget food, go straight back into the worldDo real world stuff(wat?)Other, please specify
>>24462536Ambush HarukoSurprise Pounce and give her a peck on the cheek for covering us up, then go get some munchies. No use playing Video Work if we starve while we're doing it.
>>24462536Ambush Haruko to ask if she's already eaten anything, and then go get food.
>>24462536[X]Do real world stuff-[X] Check the news for anything relating to the explosion.If we find out who is covering up the explosion we'll be that much closer to finding out who was hunting the boss.
>>24462536Go check E-mail for any notices from work, take care of hygiene/bio needs, check IRL mail, eat, think of optimum attack angle for ambush with least chance of retaliation, then Ambush Haryko.
>>24462609Yeah, checking the news in addition to everything else would be a good idea also.
>>24462785>>24462609Oh right, it would be nice to see if we're still getting paid, or have been framed etc.I can't help but worry that our lack of imagination when designing our character might bite us in the ass. Like if CC Corp is looking over a personnel list, we stand out.
You know what you must do; the war only ends after you win and Haruko still has the upper hand. You crawl on your belly along the smooth floor and get behind the sofa. You slowly crawl up behind her and then go in for the hug. You wrap your arms around her and are about to go for the peck on the cheek when you remember that she was a member of some pretty hardcore teams. She thankfully flips you onto the sofa and is somehow on top of you before you can even blink. She had her knee pressed between your legs and yer forearm against your throat. She takes off her M2D and looks at you but then relaxes when she sees it is just you. "Oh, Anon. You will have to try a bit better than that if you want to get me." She tells you before getting off of you and sitting back down and playing with her M2D."You eat already?" You ask to which she nods."Breakfast and lunch. Left you some in the microwave." She answers making you nod and move to the bathroom, picking up your M2D along the way. You go to the news section as you take care of your bio needs.DISTRIC BRANCH CHIEF FOUND DEAD IN SAMEGAWA RIVER. BELIEVED SUICIDE3 BODIES FOUND IN EXPLODED JSDF FACILITY. AUTHORITIES CONCLUDE FAULTY GAS MAINShit, looks like they managed to get the boss. You hold mack a manly tear as you wash you hands and grab the food Haruko left you. Scrambled eggs, some ramen, and toast. Brunch of champions.You look over the other news article. They do not give any information about the 3 bodies, but they are fairly certain the gas main ruptured and have no reason to suspect foul play. Well, that's something at least. You make your way to where you slept last night and notice Haruko has taken back her pillow and is relaxing on the sofa.You decide to check your snail mail and are rewarded with a pizza coupon! Two 16" pizzas for the price of one when you order from the new place which opened up! Any topping!(1/2)
You make your way back inside and decide to grab a quick shower. After you get changed and sign back into The net. From there you see you are still on paid vacation until- jesus you have a lot of time saved up. You sign back into the world.Wat do?Friends online: MANIA, Durandal, Lotus, DurgaYou also have the contact info for the member on the forumWat do?Form Party(who?)Go contact the guy and set up a meetContact SnarkExploreDungeonQuestOther, please specify(2/2)
>>244630113 bodies?The minion and female goon may have left Jack behind, but not sure who the other two would be. I guess they may have been JSDF agents that happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time?
>>24463029[X]Go contact the guy and set up a meetMake a group of Mania and Durga to meet up with the guy. If he needs proof of our credibility let snark grab his arm to see if that affects him.
>>24463029For now, contact that guy and set up a meet.Later I think it'd be a good idea to see where we stand with Mania.I forget, who's Durandal again?
>>24463080Stuttering harvest cleric
>>24463062Weren't minion and chick looking for jack? So maybe the three bodies are all of them? But then why did the building blow up?
>>24463029[x]Form Party(Durandal and MANIA)[x]Go contact the guy and set up a meetIf the guy has to be in our party then remove Mania
>>24463062Either that or someone killed them and asploded the facility for whatever reason.>>24463080Durandal is the guy with the stutter. We brought him to that Lost Ground with the huge underground tree.
>>24463123I don't think so. Seems like they probably just assumed we killed Jack and decided the location was compromised....Otherwise we've got a third force out there who loves indiscriminate destruction.
>>24463165It might be that their boss decided they were compromised.
You decide you have been sitting on this pile of worms for a while now, and it is probably best to take care of it while you have a chance. You send MANIA an invite, and after a few seconds she accepts. You decide you have not talked to Durandal for a while, so you will bring him along now, plus your other option, Haruko, seems busy with something. he accepts almost instantly and you sit in the chaos gate room waiting for them.After a minute of waiting you see the familiar sight of Cyan colored hair and quickly catch sight of the beautiful Tribal grappler. As before she is wearing highheeled boots and shoulder length gloves. Her cool eyes lock onto yours and she holds contact for a while, neither of you blinking It is only interrupted when Durandal shows up."tada! H-h-ere t-t-to fight f-f-for justice a-a-and truth! D-d-d-durand-dal!" He shouts proudly holding up his staff while practically beaming with joy.He looks at the two of you for a few seconds before shouting loudly and pointing at MANIA."T-t-t-the P-P-P-PK lady f-f-from before!" He waddles behind you and shivers a bit.At this she finally breaks eye contact and tilts her head at Durandal. She seems to study him for a moment before shaking her head. "Uninterested." She tells him before resuming staring at you."D-d-don't think it w-w-will go the s-s-same! Chen is h-h-here and he a-a-always stops you! N-n-no m-m-matter how p-pr-p-p-pr-pretty you are, PKing is w-wrong!" He shouts before blushing and covering his face"You are interested in me? Your screams don't excite me, but I'm nice. I'll let you watch while I play with Chen. I won't even command you to keep your hands behind your back." She tells him making him tilt his head in confusion.You are getting nowhere like thisTell MANIA to knock it offExplain to Durandal the various types of people in the worldRedirect the conversation to the matter at handPrivate chat with one of themOther, please specify
>>24463418[x]Tell MANIA to knock it off[x]Explain to Durandal the various types of people in the world
>>24463418Send a PM to Mania.Ask her how she liked her introduction to the wonderful world of AIDA.
>>24463418[X]Explain to Durandal the various types of people in the worldHe should be happy that he's actually going to be helping to bring people to justice.
>>24463488If we have time can we also private chat with the both of them? Asking MANIA about Moon Tree and the ninja while asking Durandanl about his therapy and what guild he is in?
"In life, Durandal, there are different sorts of people. The sorts who get their kicks in ways you and I could never imagine. Just learn to roll with the punches, it's what I do." You tell him to which he just nods, still not getting it.You send a quick PM to MANIA. "How did you like your introduction to the world of AIDA?" She tilts her head in response. "AIDA?" She asks"Black dots, make you feel the game?" You illuminate. "What was that moon tree guy asking you about?" You ask her, not letting her answer."He wanted to know how to get the black dots and asked if I could infect some people in his guild. I told him what I thought if crazy cults. I think it turned him on. Or her on. Hard to tell." She answers."About those black dots..." She starts taking a hold of the conversation again. "I would rather have them back. Tell you what, if you return the black dots to me I will spit in your mouth as a treat after I hurt you. I promise to be real affectionate." She explains."We are going to meet someone today, someone who may have information we need. So just stick close, and things will be alright." You tell them as you send a message to the guy asking for him to meet. As you wait for a reply...You send a message to Durandal"How is your therapy coming? What guild are you a part of?" You ask to which he does not bother relying in the PM window."I-i-tsgoing w-w-well. J-j-just when I g-g-get s-s-spooked i-i-it g-g-gets bad. I am not a m-m-member. P-places d-don't l-like me" He answers sadly.You get a reply that the contact is waiting at the merchant square, where you jumped off the ledge into the ocean before.Wat do?Infect Mania with Snark carefullyGo see the guy aloneOther, please specify
>>24463784>Tell you what, if you return the black dots to me I will spit in your mouth as a treat after I hurt you. I promise to be real affectionate.Oh Boy!
>>24463784Tell Mania you'll try infecting her later at a more discreet location, and then meet the guy alone?Well maybe ask Snark if he's willing to give procreation another try first.
>>24463784Yeeeeah, no. We're not letting Mania anywhere near infection or Snark. We might catch internet AIDS or something.
>>24463834Odds of her being this really demure woman when not online?Us, Haruko, and Lotus have all been pretty on the nose so far.
>>24463871Eh, as part of our investigation I feel we would be remiss in not seeing how a consensual infection works. I mean worst comes to worst we'll just beat it out of her like we did last time.Though we might have to make her promise not to PK anyone afterwards.
>>24463784[x]Infect Mania with Snark carefullyIf Snark can prevent her from infecting others that would be great along with her sending anything she eats back to us. Maybe we should talk to Durandal about forming a guild or joining one with us
>>24463945I'm not sure, would forming a guild be too overt a move?Like the nefarious forces (CC Corp?) might have an easier time tracking us down if there's a list.
You think this over for a bit and then decide you are not even close to an expert on the subject. "Snark, need you for a bit." You command and feel the errant AIDA leaning on you."Howdy Chen, oh, hey. I liked this chick." Snark comments looking at her. "Nice bum." He adds to which you nod."If you were to infect her how would it... work?" You ask"Just a touch, hold onto them for a bit and I will go into them, then presto, we have a new AIDA-PC." He explains.You decide you may as well infect her.Wat do?Hold her handGo for the hugKiss her you fool!Other please specifyAlso, please decide how you want to go meet the guy who talked about being able to touch some one.AloneHave them hang back and just you meet himGo with Mania but not DurandalGo with Durandal but not Mania. it is a guy problemOther, please specify
>>24463985I'm also of the opinion that forming a guild would make it easier to track down all of us, or possibly attract CC's attention to Chen and his activities. Unlike some of the previous .hack// franchise protagonists, we're not working in any capacity for CC-corp. Quite the opposite is true, in fact.Anyhow,>[x] Go see the guy alone>[x] Go see what Durga/Haruko is up to, either by talking to her IRL or otherwise. She's a solo player, but it never hurts to check in.
>>24463985We're probably already on some sort of watch list since our encounter with Hamelin
>>24464081Infect her by grabbing her throat, It'll assert our dominance.
>>24464081Durendal is non-threatening. Mania is the opposite of that.
>>24464143Man I'm pretty sure that'd turn her on much more than kissing her....Let's go for it.But I'm not sure about doing it in front of Durandal.
>>24464081>[x] Other:Snark, if you infected her, would you be able to reverse the infection at any time? Or would we have to go through the lengthy process of having an epic showdown in what I've tentatively termed "dataspace" and beat the infection out of her?
You decide to infect her the only way she could appreciate. You grab onto her throat and start choking her. She seems quite bored for a few moments until you see some small black spots go down your arm and into her. Her eyes filter black for a moment and she begins coughing. Sadly, as you are a macabre dancer and she a grappler she easily breaks your grip and moves back slightly. She frowns a bit before grasping your hand a holding onto your index finger. You see her eyes shift black as she gently licks your finger, the wet warmth transferring over to your person, before biting it causing you to flinch and pull back. She seems... content."Acceptable." She states as Durandal stares wide eyed again."W-world of a-a-a-adults." He Mutters looking between the two of you."Now that that's done I have to go see a man about a thing. Let's meet back up here in a little bit." You tell them before moving towards the end of the street you remember.As you walk through the city you have a lot of memories come flooding back, despite the fact it has only been a few days. You browse the guild wares and listen in to some random chatter about the countless nothings which the everyday player finds so important."Say Snark, could you rip the infection out of her when ever or would we have to do an epic battle again?' You ask to which he doesn't answer, which you assume means he doesn't know.You make your way to the pier and see what looks like a large grey werewolf type man staring sadly at the ocean.How do you want to approach him?Gently, let him take his timeStep on it, he will be shy because it is a sex thing. They always lie about sex thingsCall MANIA over and let her "talk" to himOther, please specify
>>24464432Ask Snark to tap him on the shoulder?
>>24464432Weird, she seems to have responded a lot better this time than she did the first time she was infected....Hopefully she doesn't immediately go on a killing spree.
>>24464501Seconding this, but have Snark disappear so that he will not be seen. It will be a sure way to see if this guy is special, or is just a delusional player.
>>24464693Didn't the forum posts say that the e-hooker was able to make players feel things, which is why she got paid so well?
"Hey Snark, can you go over there and tap him on the shoulder?" You ask the entity in your head."No, why?" He asks making you sigh."I want to see if he has a power or not." You explain and you swear you can feel him sigh in your mind."Does your head hurt?" He asks."Not more than normal, no" You answer."Then he is probably not special." He answers before going back to sleepYou frown and go up to the guy."Hi, I am the one who replied to your post?" You wave at the man causing him to turn beet red."O-oh up, post? What post? That wasn't me, some hacker used my name to, uh, do it. I did.... I never used sexting friends or what ever, I am married, I have a daughter that girls age and, uh." he stumbles trying to fool youWat say?Please write in for yer mastah interrogation methods
>>24464802Slap him and see if he feels it?
>>24464802First of all, what you do on your own time is fine. Second, I want to know about you being able to actually feel it.Third, you're a horrible liar.
>>24464802Send in MANIA
>>24464802"Oh. Well..."Then look around conspiratorially."Hypothetically speaking, if there was an individual who you knew that was using your account to post about his or her online habits (which are totally not related to anything you do) on a forum regarding a certain touchy user, what would this individual have to say about that experience?"
"First of all, what you do on your own time is fine. Second, I want to know about you being able to actually feel it. Third, you're a horrible liar." You tell him making him seem to shrink a bit."I just didn't expect a cute girl to show up and try to ask me about her so I panicked sorry. I mean, uh, it isn't that big of a thing." He tells you making you frown."Hypothetically speaking, if there was an individual who you knew that was using your account to post about his or her online habits, which are totally not related to anything you do, on a forum regarding a certain touchy user, what would this individual have to say about that experience?" You ask, deciding to treat the probably middle aged salary man like he is four."Y-yeah. I had to get in contact through some guild liaisons and I just had to tell them what I wanted and then had to transfer a lot of... uh the payment to an account where it would be held until we did the... things and then when were done it was unfrozen and sent to her account." He tells you making you nod."Okay, and the feeling?" You ask making him frown."Her eyes glowed red. I remember that, then I felt it when she touched me. When she licked me and... uh... when other stuff happened. That is what.... I remember and she was good. really good, like better than I, uh, they have ever had and stuff." He tells you.Wat ask now?How much it cost?How to get in contact with herHer character nameOther, please specify
>>24465019...Well now we're getting somewhere.Character name and how to contact her sounds good.
>>24465019>[x]Other, please specify>[x]How to get in contact with her>[x]Her character nameDo you know what her name or what her guild was named? How does one contact her guild liasons? Could you describe her appearance, such as clothes or peculiar clothing or accessories?
>>24465019Macha the Temptress is my guess. See if he's willing to trade addresses incase he runs into anything else. Also this way he won't have to post on the forums about it and run into NAOOtards as much,
>>24465019[X]How to get in contact with her[X]Her character nameThen followed by "I have a penis"
>>24465112I second the notion of getting his member address
>>24465112Yeah that's probably for the best.Also, should we ask Snark for tips on how to investigate via message board posts? He seemed content to critique us before we knew what he really was,
You nod your head to this. "Okay, how do I get in contact with her Liaisons? What guild was used?" You ask causing him to look around as if afraid he was being followed."Ah, you contact them via email by posting on their private forum, I will send you the address. The Guild is called 'Hypocrisy Lilly'." He answers.You nod as you see a PM show up with the address. "This girl, what did she look like? What was she wearing? What was her character name?" You ask making him look away awkwardly."She, uh, well... I wanted a nurse thing so she was in a nurse outfit, uh.... She had grey hair, and she looked like a young attractive woman with red eyes. I can't remember her name it began with an 'A' I think, and it was Greek sounding, I remember thinking it sounded Greek." he mutters.You jot down the information. "Alright... by the way. I have a penis, so can I get your member address so if you remember anything we can stay in contact?" You askCHEN USES CONFUSEIT'S SUPER EFFECTIVEGAIN MEMBER ADDRESS CAN NOW SEND EMAILS TO KUGASANSHIYou turn and leave(1/2)
As you turn the corner into an alleyway you bump right into mania. Evidently she has been following you and eavesdropping."That is a pretty gross habit you know, eves dropping on someone like that." You tell her causing her to tilt her head in that peculiar way she does when she is thinking."It is a woman's nature to follow things she is interested in. You went to talk to someone and i wanted to know who." She explains slowly tracing a finger up your chest. "A girl wants to know everything about a boy who interests her. His likes, dislikes, his feelings and fears. Then she takes them..." She pauses before leaning her head back and thinking some more. "And breaks all of them to fit her idea of him." She finishes digging her nails into your collarbone. "She hates, and despises, and spites all to break the boy she wants and to ruin him for others. A man's love is protecting and a woman's love is ruin, ruining him so no others can have him, thinking minemineminemineminemineminemine!" She chants her expression never changing as she locks eyes with you.You pull back as your character bleeds, panic crossing your features but you notice she did not use her AIDA, so you did not feel anything. She gently laps up your character's blood from her fingernails before continuing. "And that Chen, is why I followed you." She answersWat do wat say?Go to the message boardTalk to MANIACall DurandalOther, please specify(2/2)
>>24465362Be a good girl and respect personal boundries or I'll take away your AIDA again.Then call Durandal.
>>24465362>[x]Talk to MANIAHmm. Did you adopt that attitude before or after your first encounter with me?>[x] OtherNotify Haruko/Durga about the development concerning this PC that can induce RL sensations in-game. Pass on the guild info and the description of the player-character.>[x] Call DurandalTime for ADVENTURE!
>>24465400Seconding this. Can't have psycho lady asserting dominance. It won't end well.
>>24465362[x]Talk to MANIA[x]Call Durandal"I can't tell if I should be afraid or want more from you, this can't be healthy." Then forcibly tongue kiss her, to assert our dominance. "Hey Durandal, you can come now! Have any of you two heard of some Guild called Hypocrisy Lilly?">mfw delicious MANIA
>>24465623Getting a bit ahead of yourself aren't you? We don't know where this chick's allegiance lies.
>>24465362"So what happened the first time I infected you? Did you drive your AIDA insane?"
>>24465638>>24465638You saying to let MANIA take control of us, what are we, some girly man?Girly boys can be assertive too.
>>24465400Nah we're a big guy, we can handle a kinky relationship.Tell her the second she focuses her fascinating capacity for violence on someone else we will take her down.
"Be a good girl or I will take away your AIDA again. The second you focus your fascinating capacity for violence on someone else I will take you down." You tell her making her tilt her head to the opposite site."Jealousy? How sweet. Don't worry, I intend to thoroughly break you before anything else." She replies while you contact Durandal to come back."I have to wonder, did you adopt that attitude before or after your first encounter with me? Did the AIDA drive you insane?" You ask as you write out the information you collected and leaving it out for Haruko."Hmm, I wonder I certainly had the personality traits required to be as I am but I didn't have anyone or anything that interested me. Now I do." She offers as an answer.You continue to keep an uneasy eye on her, unable to tell if you should data drain her into a coma or take her there. It is an uncomfortable feeling to be sure. After a few moments Durandal shows up, his fat beastman character bobbing along."H-hey! W-what are w-we d-doing?" He asks, making sure you are always in between him and mania at all times.Good questionWat adventure today?Dungeon exploranBoss fightanQuest shopPkOther, please specify
>>24465780>[x]Dungeon exploranWe are going to go into a field and be murderhobos. Which is to say, kill monsters and take their stuff, and become stronger so we can kill more monsters and take their progressively better stuff. Maybe we'll make some new friends in the process!
>>24465780>[x]Dungeon exploranMost people seem against forming a guild so how about joining one? That Moon Tree chick invited us and we can keep an eye on suspicious activity from the Ninja
>>24465875Nah, right now they're almost as suspicious as Hamelin.
>>24465780Dungeons sound good. Might be a good way of keeping an eye on Mania.
>>24465780[X]Dungeon exploranThe boy needs some hair on his chest. Killing something will grow some rather quickly.
You decide to go to a dungeon. You walk over to the Chaos gate and start putting in words. As you shift through the long lists you notice Durandal walk up to MANIA and point his staff at her. "J-j-just r-r-remember I'm wat-tching you!" You threatens making her tilt her head to the side."With what sort of intentions?" She asks as you continue shifting through the keywords, a sinking feeling in your stomach."Eh? R-regular o-o-ones I s-s-suppose." He mutters."So you regularly have those sorts of intentions towards me?" She asks and he takes a step back."Wh-what? I guess?" He replies."I see, so you are always watching me with those sorts of intentions in your eyes. Constantly running your eyes over every inch of my body with those intentions. I see, I see... Pervert." she calmly states, her relaxed face and calm voice actually a bit soothing."W-w-wait I-I-I D... THAT'S NOT IT AT ALL!" He shouts and looks away blushing.as you turn to glance back at MANIA he gives you a small victory sign.These two....------------------------------------------------------Delta Angry Sandworm's Bad NewsYou are in what looks like a dessert cave, the sand beneath your feet warm and the rocks on the wall dry and cracked from baking in the sun.Please Roll 2d100s. I will take the best of first three like normal.Also if you want to talk about anything while in dungeon please say what and to who.
Rolled 40, 44 = 84>>24466031Ask Snark if he knows why Mania seems more... stable than she was the last time?
Rolled 23, 37 = 60>>24466031"So Durandal how'd you pick your name?"
Rolled 96, 58 = 154>>24466031Rollin'
"ay yo mania gurl u want sum fuk?"Ahem, I mean "Pardon me for prying, but what's your condition that keeps you in the hospital anyway? It isn't life threatening at least, right?"
>>24466166The bottom part being directed at Durandal, that is.
>>24466166Wait, when did we learn that about her?
>>24466179I meant to say it to Durandal.
>>24466276He's going in for therapy.
Rolled 45>>24466286most likely speech Therapy. Don't need to go to a hospital for those.
EXPLORAN=96FIGHTAN=58You make your way through the dungeon and find the cave quickly turning into a pyramid bottom. You find scorpions and mummies, which you sort of fumble against at first. Partially due to Durandal's dislike of healing Mania you tended to find yourself doing double duty. By the time you make it to the bottom of the Pyramid you think you have a good balance."Hey, so why Durandal?" You ask as you punch the head of a mummy."I-i-its Roland's s-s-sword. I-i-its stuck in a c-c-cliff. I-its proof th-that there w-were heroes i-i-in the w-w-world. I-i-t stands a-a-as a s-s-symbol th-th-that there are those wh-who don't g-give up the fight!" He proclaims proudly while whacking small scorpions."Give up the fight... do you mean.... the reason you are in the hospital so much is..." you frown at him but he shakes his head."S-sort of, b-but not l-life threatening, f-f-for now a-anyway. Wh-when I was a k-kid it was b-b-bad. I w-w-would have b-b-been f-fine but 7 y-y-years a-a-ago when I w-was l-little there was s-something which shut o-off all machines. G-gave me mm-my o-o-orat-t-tory s-skills too." He explains making you nod. Fucking CC Corp.The three of you make your way to the end of the dungeon with some okay equipment, but nothing spectacular. You are about to call it a bust when you lean against a wall and find a store room full of treasure.GAIN: 150k, COMPLETE MAID OUTFIT SET(RARE) ***** EYE OF HORUS ***** (Anti-Dark/Light Half elemental damage. Double SP)You then enter the beast temple and open the statue.One more set of rolls. 1d100 please, best of 3
Rolled 35>>24466362Come on big money.
Rolled 64>>24466362Lootrolls, go!
Rolled 25>>24466362Why does this keep happening to us?I'd say Durandal can have the Eye of Horus, dude needs all the help he can get.Now lets look at Mania and wiggle eyebrows suggestively.
>>24466362 COMPLETE MAID OUTFIT SET(RARE) *****we need this for reasons.
>>24466390>>24466392Doubles..We should get something extra for this.What's the chance of getting two 35's, one after another..?
>>24466424>>24466413>>24466396I should point out I am trying to set up a good trading system for the quest, so the pumpkin head and all them are good for that if you do not want them
>>24466429Only dubs count on 2d100s, sorry
>>24466434Well yeah we can trade the other stuff in but keep this for when we have to fight in the MS WORLD pageant in order to gain some info about CC Corp.
>>24466434Yeah but you know, just because we're the main character doesn't mean we get all the loot.That's just bad teamwork.But yeah, trading that Pumpkin head might be a good idea, since it isn't really our style.
You look over the items you gained and nod before gating back to the Mac Anu gateroom. The three of you stand around before Durandal jumps in joy. "W-we won!" He gives a dog like grin as you nod."Yeah, you did pretty good there. Here."You tell hm handing him the eye of Horus."Wh-what? Th-this is for me?! W-wow! You s-sure?! R-r-r-really?! W-w-wow! Th-th- that's I tha... Thank you!" He beams as he equips it. You then pull out the maid dress and garters and wiggle your eyebrows at MANIA. She gently runs her fingers over the fabric before sighing. "A pity, but those sorts of outfits do not suit my style. Perhaps were it a Cheongsam, or something that showed more leg it would work better." She explains calmly, and you notice Durandal blushing at the mention of the word 'leg'.You divvy up the gp and are now standing in the mac anu gateroomCHEN: LEVEL 37MANIA: LEVEL 38DURANDAL: LEVEL 34Durandal hops up and down. "Oooh, oooh! I h-h-have t-t-to g-go b-b-buy s-s-stuff! W-w-wait a-a-a bit k-kayy?" He asks before skipping off to town.Mania just stares at you. You lock eyes for a few moments before she tilts her head. "Should I keep up pretenses? I will end up following you in the end, so it doesn't really matter does it?" She asks making you sighYou have 66k to spendFriends online: MANIA, Durandal, Durga, Luna BlackthorneWat do?Walk and talk with ManiaGo with DurandalGo shoppingContact a friend
>>24466607>Walk and talk with Maniathe things you do with her Azure hurt my nutbladder.
>>24466607[X]Walk and talk with ManiaTell me about yourself your crazy lady.
>>24466607Might as well buy some things.I'm pretty sure we should contact Durga regarding our recent activities (learning that that Moon Tree place apparently wants people to be infected with AIDA, mention the succubus lady) and we should bring up what we did with Mania, but I'm afraid she'll punch us.
GuiseWhat ifInstead of selling the bunny and maid outfitsWe wear them and show off for goldOur fanclub will bust a nut, especially if we meet up with NAOO at some pointPosing with MANIA in fullsadistmodo is required as well, for reasonsThe pumpkin hat can go fuck itself though, maybe we can use it as a bribeAlso, [x]EverythingCheck on Haruko out of game, yell her about the slut guild, but keep the maid outfit a secret until she refuses to put the bunnysuit on. Then follow Durandal and chat with MANIA about stuff and things like why was she hanging with that square we always beat up. Try to find some nice armor that won't go over our anti-status effect one, like a hat or some shit.
>>24466607>Walk and talk with ManiaSo what was a girl like you hanging around with a punk like Deevon? Even though you thoroughly disturb me, I still have to admit you're too cool to hang with him by several orders of magnitude.
>>24466709I agree with this, we may even be able to save camera views for our little sister.
>>24466607>Luna BlackthorneBeen a while since we saw her, could be fun to catch up.Especially due to how the whole AIDA infection thing can be compared to vampirism.
>>24466729Can we take those?Because if so, we've been missing out on SO much evidence.
>>24466607>[x]Walk and talk with ManiaTell us more about Mania. You know, the parts that aren't broadcasted as crazy and possibly SDM. You were a PK once, yeah? With Deevon and that other girl. How'd you get to know those guys?>[x] Ask Haruko's opinion on the maid outfit.>[x] Rub bruise on arm after being punched.>[x]Go shoppingStock up on consumables. See if there's anyone who might be willing to part with great gear for something as cosmetic as the maid outfit or pumpkin head helmet.
>>24466709Must be done.
>>24466607>more legShit, we should have saved the bunny outfit for her.
You decide to take a walk with Mania. You tilt your head towards the door and as you walk she keeps pace with you, evidently not really caring where you go. After a few minutes of silence and restocking basic gears you decide to ask anything you can. "So, tell me about yourself, you deeply disturbed lady? Why do you hang out with that scrub Deevon? Even though you thoroughly disturb me, I still have to admit you're too cool to hang with him by several orders of magnitude." You ask making her tilt her head again."I do not really... hang out with him. We are, were, in the same guild. Kestral. He was fairly loud about his likes and dislikes, but he was never really a toy. The other girl... 'Fell in love' with Deevon and tagged along with him. I went along with it because as long as they did not hinder me I did not care what they did. They would not have even been fun to kill." She explains righting her head and continuing."Ah, and the head thing. Why do you tilt your head after a question?" You ask."Because in the... school I was taught at the sensei thought it was disrespectful if you just answered everything immediately, and insisted you had to think about every question and show that their lesson plan was perfectly challenging when really it was just the same thing we had been doing for the last few years." She answers immediately. "Besides, I like staring into your eyes, I want to pluck them out and keep them. They are my second favorite part of you." She continues stopping at a stall and looking over some of moon tree's items.The vender seems to be in a barely contained state of discomfort just being around her. "Can I help you?" The young man asks gritting his teeth.(1/2)
"I don't know." She answers after a sufficiently long pause. As she seems to be content annoying the shop keeper you grab a pen and paper and write out what you found out about moon tree for Haruko to look at when she is done, as well as information about the guild with the prostitute.After you put the headset back on you find yourself centimeters from Mania, staring directly into her eyes. She tilts her head as you reel back but you do not get very far as she has a handful of your robe in her hand. You are about to panic when she puts a fedora on your head and turns to continue looking around the market.GOT BLACK PINSTRIPED FEDORA(RARE) *****Wat say wat do?Write in please
>>24466912"What are the odds that this thing we're having won't eventually result in you stabbing me repeatedly?"
>>24466912What's our character currently wearing beyond that?Some kind of flowy robe thing?
>>24466912"Erm thanks, at least you didn't actually pluck my eyes out. Here, you can have this...?"Pull out da bunnysuit, we can screw with Haruko later when she tells us she's ready to wear the bunnysuit and give her the maid outfit instead.
>>24467029You gave haruko the bunny suit already in the cave place
>>24466912Hm, hey Snark, you feel like talking to the monster we created?It'd also be a good way to feel out what kind of progeny Mania has now.
>>24467010Yes, a flowy robe like pic related but with lots of white on it
>>24467040Ah well.Considering our luck, there will always be more costumes.Because this game was made in Japan.
"So, what are the odds that this thing we're having won't eventually result in you stabbing me repeatedly?" You asks adjusting your new hat."In most relationships between men and women someone ends up getting stabbed in some way." She replies calmly looking at other items for sale."Hey snark, can you see what sort of monster she has got in there?' You ask mentally."No way of knowing for a bit. It is like a fresh hatched bug or something. It needs to grow and evolve a bit." He replies.You continue looking at shops, but nothing really catches your eye however it is not unpleasant, despite the deeply troubling company you are currently keeping. The two of you make your way back to the square where you see Durandal surrounded by a group who seem to be giving him a hard time."N-n-no I d-don't want t-t-to g-g-g-give y-y-ou m-my-" He tries stuttering out but a kick from one of the people surrounding him shuts him up."Quiet dog, crawl over here and lick my boots clean!" He laughs as Durandal rolls onto his stomach and tears up."To... r-run wh-where t-the br-br-brave d-d-d-dare not goooo" He whimpers."How dull" Mania sighs beside you.Wat do?He has to stand up for himselfBully the bullieschallenge them to a fightLet Mania decideOther
>>24466912Take off Fedora. She's trying to shape us into what she wants! We'll keep it though. Unless she coerced a discount from the Moon Tree clerk.
>>24467050So in other words, something that doesn't match a fedora at all.Eh, we can pull if off.
>>24467189she just stared intently at the Moon Tree member.
>>24467184Isn't 34 a respectable level, considering we only needed to be level 30 for the arena?This really shouldn't keep happening.
>>24467184As bad as it sounds, I'm starting to agree with Mania.I don't know, attempt some hotblooded mentoring?
>>24467184Bully the bullies"Hey Mania, pretend they were me a year into a relation ship and they were "acting" up. I want to see how badly that would end for me."
>>2446721134 is respectable, 99 is max I believe. But it might be more of a psychological issue. He needs to stand up for himself, but we're his friend too so let's back up him. Be all "You're not alone you know, so don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. If you need help you can always ask your friends."
>>24467244150 is max
>>24467244So... friendship speech?I'm just not sure how that'll work with Mania standing right next to us.
>>24467211At lower levels, it's difficult for Harvest Clerics to do anything without partners. I don't think they get any real effective offensive spells until their weapon skill gets a lot higher, usually when they reach the 70s or so. Though some playstyles and actual real-time actions can have an effect that can trump certain level differences, being timid may do the exact opposite.The gamut of levels in The World ranges from 1 to 150, if I remember correctly. You usually don't see a lot of high level players in the lower level root towns, though.
>>24467266most likely whisper in our ear how thats got to stop as she starts molesting us through our robes.
>>24467242It might be interesting to see how that plays out.But if she's disinterested, then we may want to opt for:>[x] Challenge them to a fightDurandal is a pure support class, being a Harvest Cleric, though his timidness won't serve him real well even in that role. Perhaps introducing him to actual PvP will help build his confidence and stop him from being a doormat, even if he is going to get rolled.
You decide that enough is enough and boldly walk forward. "Listen Durandal! You need to believe in yourself! Like Roland did in days of old! Like Heracles did when braving the trials! You always have your friends at your side! You hve comrades!" You shout to him, but he just keeps muttering the words of 'Man of la Mancha'."Ha ha, see that? He has two women come up and fight his battles for him." The ring leader laughs strutting up over to the two of you and giving you a toothy grin."Hey Mania, pretend they were me a year into a relation ship and they were 'acting' up. I want to see how badly that would end for me." You tell her making her tilt her head in thought."Had I a year you would not be so ill behaved. At which point you would be so addicted to me and so broken I would just not touch you for a month for such classless behavior." She informs you before looking back at the man who seems to be staring at her."M...Mania... Nee-chan." He mutters taking a step back, a few of the other members following suit."I... the cleric is your friend? I didn't know, I mean, he didn't, I didn't..." he mutters but she just shakes her head."He is no friend of mine." She answers and you think you hear Durandal wail."O-oh, so this bitch isn't either, right? Hehe, fucking pansy." He smiles grabbing a hold of your robe and pulling on it.Before he can get very far Mania's hand lashes out and grabs a hold of his wrist. She tightens her grip and stares at the man with dead eyes.(1/2)
"Chen is no friend either, rather something more. He is the only being I am willing to acknowledge as a man the rest of you are just toys for me to break... no, that other person, the hot blooded one. He is not a toy, more like a particularly energetic dog maybe. And the only person who is allowed to hurt Chen is me. Got it?" She snarls, her dead eyes shifting into a glare the likes of which you believe could easily freeze the fires of hell if it wanted."G-got it. S-sorry." He smiles before a slight twinge of black covers Mania and she bends his arm back causing the man to grunt in pain"This arm which dirtied my Chen... should I rip it off I wonder?" She asks to no one in particular.Wat doStop herSee what Durandal doesOTher please specify(2/2)
>>24467533"Mania look at me." and when she does."No AIDA OK."
>>24467533Send her a PM, saying that we are staunchly against putting people in comas.
>>24467615but good old cartoon violence is not unneeded.
>>24467637She should rape them all, just make sure it's AIDA free, I suppose...
As I have been running this for 12+ hours I think I will call it here. Already archived so don't forget to vote! I am going to stick around for a bit so ask any questions you might have!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI am thinking of doing some sort of email chain type thing at the end of quests where you can send a personal type question to a friend and learn more about them, also an online jack type thing. Ideas/comments?
>>24467533Tell her to hold him still.Then flying jump kick to the face.
>>24467685That sounds like an excellent idea.
>>24467685The emails would be great. More character development is always nice, especially for when Chen can't bring them along to adventure. Online Jack might be interesting, if only to see how far an obnoxious yet well-known talk-show host/pseudoreporter goes in his quest to find the truth.
>>24467685Do we know whether or not our sister is a player?
Hang on a minute.>MANIA wants something that shows more legIf our tsun partner won't wear the bunny outfit, how about the yandere?
>>24467861shes not a Yandere, Shes a Dominatrix
>>24467836He knows she plays some
>>24467901Can't she be both?
>>24467903Hm, I feel like we should ask her about her experience (and make sure we haven't met her already), but if she finds out what our character looks like, we'll never hear the end of it.
>>24467935I can say you have not met her yet. Granted you should see the long list of made characters I have
>>24468021It would have been something special if she turned out to be MANIA.
>>24468260That fear was exactly what spurred me to ask that question.
>>24468021Speaking of that, would it be possible to give a brief (one or two sentence even) description of what at least the primary cast members look like? You've given a good deal of them in the cast, but I'm not sure how outdated they are vis-a-vis equipment and suchlike.