Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Demon%20QuestQuest twitter feed: https://twitter.com/tgdemonquestYou are Nathaniel, a well dressed man of great taste. The only untrue part of that statement is that you are a man; Actually, you are demon, with a penchant for souls, and a mission to complete. You are on the trail of something known as Origeth, which you must retrieve for the glory of the dark lord. But that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun along the way, does it?(cont.)
>my body is ready.jpg
>>25709141> smiles lewdly
>>25709001You awaken to the sound of Emily coming through the door with two cups of coffee. She is wearing your bathrobe, which is a little too big for her. "You like coffee, right?" She looks at you hopefully. You nod, and accept your early morning gift of caffeine. It appears having someone hopelessly infatuated with you does have its benefits. She sits down on the edge of the bed, and begins to sip her coffee.As you enjoy your beverage, you think on what you have accomplished, and what you still need to do. You need to come up with some sort of plan for the party on Saturday, so you can get the ring. Upon further inspection of your information, it appears that the party is invite-only, making things more complicated.Additionally, you need to be on the lookout for some more easy souls. Once you get two more souls, you will gain an ability that will give you more influence over this human realm. You check your phone, and see that you have a message from the friend you made at the coffee shop yesterday, left late last night. "Hey, uh, do you still have that job you talked about yesterday? If so, I'm interested. Give me a call back, okay?" You can sense a tinge of desperation in his voice.And then, there's the matter of Emily. You don't want her to get in the way of your plans, but you know if you send her home, she will most likely be picked up by the police, and asked where she disappeared to last night. The day is young, and you have much to accomplish. What will you do?
>>25709201We'll have to get some money so we can buy a more suitable place to live. If we want a thrall it will be necessary.
>>25709201Find souls! We want to buy thrall an apartment or something, but that can wait. Tell her to wait here while we search out some people, preferably Pride/Wrath folks.
>>25709201Tell Emily to rest today, she'll need some time getting over the whole ordeal Head out to acquire souls, and more information.SPecific destinations include diners and restaurants in the area of this guy's mansion, hopefully we can find another invitee
>>25709281we get $1000 free every week
>>25709201rub her back, and keep her quiet shss! her and say we are thinking get more and more sensual ;)then lets go out and get a job in advertizing
>>25709292>>25709281You are down to $275 now, after your day of eating out and taxi-ing around. But you do get $1000 every week, and you could probably get some more from down below if it was needed.
>>25709361Or we could start becoming theiflord and taking a cut of the takes from the burgles
>>25709361we need more info before we ask our... supervisor for more cash
>>25709325$1000 isn't much. We're kind of flashy so far. We can't have much left.I say that we have our good friend do a few jobs for us. Maybe we can find a few contacts with some dealers and fences. Everyone can use a runner, and I think we can convince this gentleman to do most of the work we can line up for him.
>>25709201How do i demonize thrall?
>>25709403Then lets give this guy an interview, see what the depths of his skills are, and how overburdened he is with morals
>>25709417The new ability will be relevant here
>>25709201Can't send her home, at least not off-hand. Can't let her stay because we risk her getting in the way. Also we already explained that it would be a problem for a few days. Need a good reason for her to stay away from the cops. See about sharing breakfast first, then something along these lines perhaps?"There is one thing I have to warn you about. Fate is a cruel mistress with hands hidden out there among normal people. For simply wanting life, freedom or a shot at happiness, those who defy her are seen as wicked and called the worst of things. Abominations, horrors, demons and many more things like that. If you hear anyone call you or me something like that, stay away from them if you can. But for now, just stay here and rest. You'll be safe."
>>25709466WE MUST HARVEST!!!!
>>25709466We could walk into a police station and see how the souls be.Maybe snag a crooked cop while he's got his back turned.
>>25709451>>25709399>>25709316combine these, seems like a good start
>>25709537the evil man in me wants to, but dear god that is high risk high reward i think >>25709316 would be safer
>>25709466Excellent.So, let's got get some gangster mooks, eat them/make some contacts so we can hook up our guy with some work.Delegation is awesome here.
You decide to head back to Eric's neighborhood, to get some more information, and also find out more about your new man. Before you do so, you make sure Emily will be alright while you're gone."I've got to go out for today, I won't be back until later tonight. You should stay here and rest, after what you've been through in the last few days. Will you be okay?" She nods. "Alright, just stay here and get some rest."You step outside, and catch a taxi. After arriving in the area of your destination, you find a nice diner, and find a corner where you can call your guy back. You do so, and he picks up."Hello?""Yes, I got your message. You are interested in a job""Oh, yeah! Do you have anything for me?"
>>25709677Come meet me at "whateverthefuckweare" in 30 minutes. we'll discuss it over "whatevermealweshouldbeeatingnow".Scout souls in location, and size up the people. How many people would look the part for an invitation? or better yet, anyone bragging about it/ sad that they didnt get one?
>>25709677HAHA! Time 4 burgle!
>>25709723>whateverthefuckweare>whatevermealweshouldbeeatingnowclearly you are a man that lets no small amount of detail escape you
>>25709723>>25709725We don't have a good burgle spot but maybe the angle is to have him help about creative means of getting our hands on an invitation?
>>25709831OP should really give suggestions or else we'll lack direction. I like the:>[ ]>[ ]>[ ]format
>>25709723"Come meet me at 16th and Pecos, I'm inside the diner. We can discuss this over lunch." After waiting for a bit, he arrives, and comes and sits across from you in the booth."So, hey, this job, what would be the specifics of it?" He seems a bit nervous. You can tell that his soul is a little more tarnished then when you saw it last.
>>25709867So far we've been doing good IMO, advancing our mission while doing other stuff (like working on a pseudo-succubi minion, getting a guy to commit murder and snacking some souls) on the side. That being said, I wouldn't object as long as >[write in] remains in the options
>>25709913"I work for a very powerful man. He often sends me on acquisition runs around the world picking up odds and ends that suit his taste.">cont.
>>25709945"occasionally, like this job, i need an extra set of eyes and hands assisting me in the acquisition bit"emotion... envy"im sure a man like yourself has been sick of scraping at the bottom of the barrel. This job will give you something you've never really had before i'd reckon"
>>25709980More Envy, some pride"Power. Lots of it. The people you'd be working for through me have a way of being able to affect shit on a scale you could only dream about... and hell, you prove yourself right.... you can consider a slice of that pie yours"
>>25710007>>25709980And greed. Oh god don't forget the greed.
>>25710007Even moar Envy and Pride. "it isnt without its risks, the people i work for demand that we cut corners and cross lines as needed. This isnt for the faint of heart, or for a guy who doesnt want to strike out and become top dog."add some greed now"so... you interested?
>>25709945>>25709980>>25710007>>25710046I like it,. Start off with Envy, Roll in some pride, then Garnish with a load of Greed.
>>25710046Maybe offer some warm up runs of minor burgles to get him warmed into the idead of thievery? The ring job isn't for 5 more days.
>>25710088We don't have any burgle spots that are all that great yet though
>>25710088thats what is going to be his 'eval' once we get a decent mark. Then we give him the beans on the party. and then we have a decent partner/fall guy for the job
>>25710085this is good, for now
>>25710131seconded. Again, his first party related thing could be invitation pilfering if we can't come up with a better way.
You begin to feed him a well-cultivated mixture of Envy, Pride, and Greed, slipping it into his mind like a stream of well-flavored wine. "I work for a very powerful man. He often sends me on acquisition runs around the world picking up odds and ends that suit his taste. Occasionally, like this job, I need an extra set of eyes and hands assisting me in the acquisition bit. I'm sure a man like yourself has been sick of scraping at the bottom of the barrel. This job will give you something you've never really had before, I'd reckon. Power. Lots of it. The people you'd be working for through me have a way of being able to affect shit on a scale you could only dream about... and hell, you prove yourself right.... you can consider a slice of that pie yours." You end with a tangy note of greed, leaving him to consider.After a few moments, he responds. He is rapt in his attention, considering what he is about to get into. "How long until I could do one of these ...jobs, and get paid?" It seems he is desperate for some kind of quick payment, although his reasons are unknown.
>>25710221The job is on Sunday, however if you were in need of something more... immediate, then we could make some warm up runs on a few lesser jobs and make you some faster cash.Then hit more greed.
I need to get my damned sleeping habits in order. Waking up at midnight and missing half of the Demon's Quest thread every night is a pain in the ass.Catching up now.
>>25710221Ill have a job or two lined up for your within a day or two once i scope out the marks.For these targets, provided you can get the fence, ill let you keep 50% of the take.You do good on these... well... we'll cross that bridge once you reach it now, wont we?
>>25710382I think we should have him give the loot to us. We can find a fence. Honestly, we can walk the bad part of town and influence people to talk to us.I mean, if we have him go in, steal, then go fence it, why are we getting anything? He'll see that.
>>25710414This, and greed it up
>>25710444he is finding the Fence for us, so we do less legwork, AND get to expand our network. the 50% is to tie this man in. We dont really NEED money at the moment as much as this guy. and given that this is a rich neighborhood, im sure we'll both have enough to last a few weeks or so
>>25710444We already have the argument that this is basicly a test to see if he and his skills are up to snuff
is he going to ask about the catch? im trying to think about that response now
You vamp up the amount of greed you are sending, watching his reactions. "The job is on Saturday, however if you were in need of something more... immediate, then we could make some warm up runs on a few lesser jobs and make you some faster cash.I'll have a job or two lined up for your within a day or two once i scope out the marks. For these targets, provided you can get the fence, ill let you keep 50% of the take. You do good on these... well... we'll cross that bridge once you reach it now, wont we?"He seems nervous, but agrees. You finish your meal, get up, shake hands, and he leaves.
>>25710571wow, didnt even ask about a catch, send him a text telling him to keep an ear out for his phone.Lets case the other people in this restaurant. Start listening in to any conversation that could be of note. Watch, Listen, Learn. We need Marks and Victims, both for our new Thief, and for our Soul collection
>>25710605And soul readings, of course
>>25710571OP, you should just write the dialogue.
>>25710639>>25710605sure why not
>>25710365 oh its not that much to catch up on
>>25710639>>25710605You send him the text, and begin to scan the cafe. It is well attended, and most of the patrons seem to keep themselves clean. As for marks, most patrons of this establishment look like they are well-off, given its location. However, one woman catches your eye. Her soul is filthy, seeping yellow juices. She sits with a group of friends, laughing as she eats. She is fairly good looking, and wears a lot of expensive jewelry. However, you are too far away to hear their discussion.Sitting in the booth behind you, is a woman and her lover. Nothing particularly interesting about them, they are discussing their plans for the weekend: A trip to a cabin by a lake. In the booth in front of you, two businessmen with papers splayed out over the table, working together on some kind of project.
>>25710834lets get closer to miss corrupt, shall we? just to listen in for now
>>25710834Listen in on the couple. Try and find their house. We can definitely use that knowledge.If we can figure out where the live, go to the tainted girl's table, radiating lust because it's what we're good at. "Hey, I'm sorry to interrupt, but I'm rather new in town. Do you know where a good bar is?" or anything else to get into a conversation.Whatever it is, look straight to the girl.
>>25710834Can we get a better read on the corrupt one at all?
>>25711007d100, 60+ for major sin identification
Also: if anyone is interested, this is where I took inspiration for last night's "That is who I am" monologue.http://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=IdUmNmoTJ1U#t=933s
Rolled 82I wish you'd all stop using names.
>>25710985>>25710923You listen in on the couple, but within a few minutes, they finish eating and leave, never mentioning their living location. However, you know the beach cabin is on lake Tahoe, from their discussion. You move to the food bar, to get closer to the corrupt woman. From this distance, you are able to hear their conversation better. You are able to determine that they are talking about some kind of charity event they attended last week, and the corrupt one is making fun of the man who organized it.
>>25711219Unfortunately, your attempt to get a better read on her soul failed. You are able to gain that it isn't one you have had experience with here, yet.
Rolled 40>>25711320Honestly, that's all I really wanted to know.She shall be damned for her poor choices.
>>25711358Damnit. Forgot to remove the dice command.
>>25711263Does it really bother you that much?If it does, I'll drop it. For a while it was only us posting, so it was kinda funny.
>>25711289After listening in for a while, you are able to make out that her name is Christie, and that she has recently started a new relationship, after ending a previous one.
>>25711537Shortly after, they finish their lunch, and get up to leave. You see her starting to walk to her car, alone.
>>25711607Driver, follow that bitch!
>>25711607give chase... she may be a way inrto the party
Follow her. She Maybe a way into the party, she's definitely a promising prospect for harvesting and an educated guess says she's on the pride and/or envy wagon which are a pair of sins we want more of
>>25711742>>25711698You get into a taxi, and instruct the driver to follow her sleek black Mazda. After driving for a few miles, she turns off into a suburb, and then into the driveway of what you assume is your house. You stop the taxi a few houses before it, pay, and get out.
>>25711857We had a Sweet ass smartphone right? Let's do a quick detour to the interwebs using her address and first name to help us with Intel
>>25711934Oh gawd, I forgot the smartphone! Let's do a check on her!
>>25711934You get out your smartphone, and open up Hellgle In your browser. As the only search engine connected directly to the bowels of hell itself, it can provide results no mere google search can.You get a smattering of findings: A variety of pages and images appear on your screen. From what you can gather, she has an active social life, and has a presence in the high-life scene of the city. You can see evidence of several relationships that were quickly joined, and quickly finished. Among the photos of her at social gatherings, and profile headshots, you see some self-shot nude photographs. Her soul is already corrupt enough to be bound. If you can figure out some way to get close to her to follow the procedure, her soul is yours.
>>25712133ANy info on current habits? schedules and the like? what does she do in her pass time?And while we're here, what do the other houses in the area look like security wise? (For our new man)
>>25712133Current time of day?what does the neighborhood look like?
>>25712133Does Hellgle say what her sin of choice is?
>>25712133Any records of sins/desires/lawbreaking?
>>25712133Hey, why don't we just break and enter, bonk her on the head, then take her soul and her tv?Yeah it's the easiest way, but the police will think it was just a normal burglary.
>>25712271Ooh, free TV!
>>25712133>>25712271I agree, best idea. Come here during the night and do it.
>>25712271>>25712294No, this is not the best idea. She could be our ticket into the INVITE ONLY party.
>>25712219Not too much you can find. She doesn't have a job, and not many obvious habits besides being a socialite.>>257122252:00 PM. The neighborhood isn't as nice as Eric's, however, this means you don't notice as many high fences/security systems.>>25712268>>25712251There's no list of sins/lawbreaking, besides the posting of nudies.
>>25712321Whoops, forgot trip.
>>25712352then have our man scope the woman out. He is free to takeanything of value that he wants, but his target is more information on this woman. Diaries, Account info, Contacts, Imporatant mail. That sort of thing
>>25712321We could do both. Is we take her soul, she'll be easier to manipulate.
>>25712321Keep following her out to her place, but we probably shouldn't get out and talk to her. Some stranger following her back to her place would be cause for alarm.
>>25712513Let's get out around the corner and walk to her place.sage for doublepost
>>25712513You walk the rest of the way to her house, careful to stay out of sight. You see her walk up to her door, unlock it, and go inside. After a few moments of silence, you hear some loud music begin to play from within.
>>25712542care to specify what song or band? We might be able to find some guilty pleasures from her song choice, or, if nothing else, a good conversation starter next time we see her.
>>25712542How did we unlock it from the outside without the key?
>>25712542Now sneak up behind her and grab her with one hand and cover her mouth and nose with the other. Don't let her see you.
>>25712680this... well. no need to beat around the bush any more
>>25712680Are you planning on raping her? Seriously?
>>25712680I support this.
>>25712709No just tying her up and stealing her soul. Demons are only interested in sex for it's efficacy in corrupting others. She's already corrupted.
>>25712709No.If she passes out we can take her soul. Then we leave.The next time we see her, she'll be both rattled and soulless, both of which should make the emotion manipulations work better. This is helpful because we want to use her to get into the party.
>>25712680>>25712668Sorry if there was misinterpretation there, you saw her unlock the door, and walk inside.You carefully creep up to the door, and try its handle. She seems to have carelessly left it unlocked. You slowly open it, step inside, and close it behind you. You walk towards the room from which you hear the music, and peek through the doorway. She has her back to you, sitting at her dresser. She is doing her nails, engrossed in the music playing from her speakers.
>>25712798Spike her with so much lust she won't question us as we walk up and then bind her. Then we can sit down and talk to her after that's done.
>>25712798sneak, making sure to stay out of sight. Put her to sleep via headlock. Drain soul. Leave a card with a time and a place on it in her purse. change fingerprints once we finish
>>25712842That's just stupid. She's already corrupted so it's unnecessary. Put her in a chokehold.
>>25712847I agree. Normally I wouldn't, but I can't think of any better ideas at the moment.Sleeper hold and drop a note detailing a time and place to meet, then get the fuck out.We might need to change more than just our fingerprints. There could be other witnesses, like the cab driver.
>>25712881Then there's no need to chokehold her either, you fool. Just bind her and talk to her. Politeness and diplomacy cost nothing.
>>25712847I'll need a d100 roll, 35+ for success.
Rolled 21>>25713032That's the luck of those with names.
>>25713042i hate you so much right now
>>25713042Did you just delete your first roll? What the actual fuck, man?
>>25713067gah, i failed. delete it doesnt change that as much as i'd like it to
Rolled 43>>25713077There is no honor among the named.
>>25713077kk, too much tequila, ima leave before i really fuck up here
>>25713077Well if all you want is success at every turn, go eat a brownie, because a fucking brownie won't fight back. When you play a bloody game, bloody roll with it.
>>25713107Jesus tits man, thats damn near sacrilegious.
>>25713042it was 23You approach her from behind, slowly, stealthily. But, just as you are about to reach her, she turns, stares at you wide-eyed for a few seconds, screams, and jumps up to run for the door. You attempt to grasp her, but she slips through your arms. She runs out the doorway, and you run after her in hot pursuit.She dashes around the corner, running into her kitchen. By the time you make it around the corner, she has already pulled her phone out of her bag, and dialed 911. You manage to reach her, grab her head, and slam it against the counter. The phone slips from her hand as she falls to the floor, unconscious, and her head with a nasty gash. Hastily, you complete the binding process, and feel her soul rush into yours. You then have no choice but to break for the back door, and make a run for it. You burst out into her backyard, vault her fence, and land in the alleyway. You can hear a police siren in the distance.
>>25713187FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCKWalk outta there. Act casual. You didn't see shit. You didn't do shit. You weren't fucking there.Walk the fuck home.
>>25713187*facepalm* that went well. Change fingerprints. Can we also change appearance? She's seen us, after all.
>>25713187leave, get some distance. Go home. Ensure the following is done near emily.Alter Face. More Kevin-Bacon, less devil's advocate.Send a picture of our new persona to the hired theif, "this is your new contact"
>>25713222NO. DO NOT CHANGE APPEARANCE.If we're gonna draw heat, we wanna draw it to this face, then change to a new face that nobody's seen before.
>>25713247yeah, this cant happen in public
>>25713260Exactly. It needs to happen in private, with Emily watching.
>>25713247I think you will find that if she remembers the man she was staring at, heat has already been drawn to our face... But yes. Not to do it in public, that's a good point. Let's find a bolt hole. Or look for Emily.
You begin walking down the alleyway, at a brisk pace. Just as you round the corner, you hear the police make their way into the alleyway. You continue quickly walking, until you get to a busy street where you can catch a cab, making sure to mask yourself by sending feelings of trust, and tranquility to the driver. You have him drop you at a different hotel, several blocks from yours. From there, you walk. Eventually you make it back to your hotel, and walk up the stairs to your room. You step inside, to find Emily sitting on your bed, watching TV."Hey, how did your day go?"
"Weird"sit, catch our breath>cont.
>>25713438"Like hell. Could you do me a favor?" When she asks what the favor is, simply say "I want you to trust me", and promptly change our face.
>>25713475my boss wanted me to talk to a woman to get a party invitation. My job largely involves tracking down items and people my Boss is interested in. He gives me a goal, i try to make contact so we can discuss business.
>>25713438'Just like a day in my hometown.'Close her eyes, give her a gentle kiss while we change our face. 'Thought I'd slip into something more presentable.'
>>25713495so this lady, after inviting me over, flips the fuck out and starts screaming, she starts throwing things at mean and then tries to get a gun. i wound up having to knock her out and run the hell away.I dont know what the hell she was on, but im kind of worried about something bad coming out of it.Im, about to do something.... weird' im going to need you to trust me. Its something, im kind of hoping to teach you how to do later.
>>25713475>>25713495>>25713524egg on the trust during all of this.Then, lets Kevenbaconify
>>25713506Actually, I'mma back this. I like it.
"Just like a day in my hometown."You lean forward, and kiss her. As you do so, you begin the internal process of changing your physical form. You rearrange yourself: Bones shift, lengthen, pop. Textures roughen and smooth, your eyes shift to a pale blue, hair to a toned brown. The lines on your fingers run themselves in new directions. However, one thing remains intact: Your devilish appeal, and incorrigible charm.Emily pulls back, shocked. "Y-you can do that? Change who you are?""Not who I am, what I look like."She reaches up, and feels your new face. "I know. It's still you."After a long day, you fall asleep, Emily's head nestled beneath your chin. You can feel the soul you captured today settling in, and you feel you are close to unlocking a new level of exploration and power. For the first time in this world, you dream. Of the future, and things to come.
I'm in favor of lord's approach following it up with "so mostly like a day in my home town" then the kiss, change thing
That'll be all for tonight, hope everyone enjoyed it.Unfortunately, I won't be able to run it tomorrow night. It will most likely return Sunday or Monday, instead. I'll update the twitter once I have a time. goodnight!
>>25713803Make sure that Emily understands that if anyone comes knocking asking about someone matching our old description, that person is not us, and we haven't seen them for days.>>25713829We kinda just changed.>>25713845Night, OP!
>>25713803Can we tell what sin she was now? Also, we should probably spend a bit of the morning listing Emily up and getting her addicted to our D
>>25713854I kinda posted that before my browser updated with ops post
>>25713860She was Pride.Oh, and here's the archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25709001/
dammit i just arrived