"It's not worth the risk to have you scout now. We should defend our current position first, and solidify our defenses." You told Tomoko."So, we're going to booby trap the school?" Tomoko asked curiously."Something akin to that, yes. Now, if you don't mind, I ought to get working on that. I'd tell you to be careful, but I'm certain Assassin will keep you out of trouble." You tell her."I shall." Assassin says softly."Have fun with the booby traps!" Tomoko adds as you leave. You toil away most of the day with Caster and Ayase, laying down a network to tap into the leyline and your generators to power your defenses. This time, you've decided to...Go all out. No more attempting to hide. Offense and defense to fullKeep it in the middle ground, with a more offensive bentKeep it in the middle ground, with a more defensive bentAnd later on, in the night you'llScout the town yourself, keep Tomoko at homeHave Tomoko and Assassin scout while you watch over themScout with TomokoWrite in
 I like my defenses like I like my music, HEAVY and METAL.later on we will not split the party, because it seems that when people are not around us they either become gods or terminally stupid...
>>25820915>Go all out. No more attempting to hide. Offense and defense to full>Scout with TomokoY u do dis?Its time for sleep. Not time for quest. But I cannot say no to quest. Is impossibru.
Almost forgot links.Status Sheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16AOv8GSjf4opT8VW__owsvon55nds23BfWDoFXdKPH4/editPrevious Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25571148/Nubum's ebook: http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDbTwitter is @umarchauhdry
No it's okay twitter. I'm fine with having to reload the page to see new tweets about threads, really...>>25820915>Go all out. No more attempting to hide. Offense and defense to full>Scout with TomokoAlthough in the future we should let people come to us. No point in making a defensible base if we leave it every night.
As night falls, your two Caster's are putting the final touches on the arrays. You quickly lie down and switch bodies to the boy that you'd acquired earlier. With that, you head up to the library, Sayaka following along in her spiritual form. As you're leaving, you practically run into Tomoko."Oh, there you are! I was wondering if you were just going to hide in your hole all night." Tomoko teased, a cheeky grin on her face. "So, let's go out and about and see what the town has to offer!" She exclaims, grabbing your hand and dragging you after her. You spend some time moving up and down the more populous streets, occasionally stopping in small shops and looking around, acting like any other young couple. When you're waiting as Tomoko tries some kind of dress on, Assassin appears in a shadowy corner next to you."It's strange...there's been no sign of anything strange while we've walked through town." She muttered.It's quiet...Too quiet. Someone's probably here, we just haven't noticedWe should expand our search, move out to the rural areasCheck by the docks, near our old warehouseWrite in
>>25821878>It's quiet...Too quiet. Someone's probably here, we just haven't noticed
>>25821878 Paranoia mode, engage!
>>25821878It's quiet too quiet
"So, might that be because no one is here?" You suggested to Assassin. She shook her head."I'm having trouble telling where your Saber is. Something is suppressing the presence of Servants here. Muffling it." Assassin whispered."What? How big is the area?" You ask her."A block radius, at least. We haven't been been in it enough for me to tell where its edges are, and it seems slightly mobile." Assassin explains."Damn...Have you gotten any other strange feelings inside that area?" You ask her. She shook her head."Not really. Everything just seems muffled, and it makes it hard for me to sense other servants." Assassin clarified. As she says this, Tomoko comes out and tosses the dress aside."Is something wrong?" She asks."Not certain. Something is muffling the presence of Servant's in the area, and it might be another Servant." You tell her."Well, maybe we ought to bring the fight to them for once." Tomoko grumbled.Go on the offensiveJust scout it out for nowAvoid themWrite in
>>25822501Scout it and look for an opportunity.
>>25822501>Just scout it out for now
"We need more information before we do that. It's best if we try and locate and observe them first." You point out."True...Assassin?" Tomoko said, turning to her Servant. Her Servant gave a sharp nod and disappeared."We should get moving again. Don't want to be caught off guard, or anything." You tell Tomoko. The two of you leave the store and begin to walk down the street, Sayaka's comforting presence nearby you and on full alert now. As you pass an alleyway, Assassin steps out to greet you two."From some quick scouting, it seems like they're in the Courtyard Hotel, or a nearby building." She informed you two, "Beyond that, I cannot really pinpoint it down very well without entering the buildings and searching them room by room.""Still, that's helpful." You reassure her, "We'll just mosey on over and see if anything jumps out at us." You add. Assassin nods, and disappears, and you and Tomoko turn to make your way to the hotel. Tomoko begins humming a song you don't know as you walk, and soon you find yourselves in front of the hotel itself. Tomoko suddenly stops humming and freezes."There's something big, here. Sleeping." She warns."What? How can you tell?" You ask her quietly."I can feel the immense shadow it casts." She whispers back.Push onwardRetreat, retreatWrite in
>>25823477Clarify, then retreat most likely.
>>25823536Yeah, >>25823536My first thought was that it was the grail, but I just checked and Caster told us it was at the bottom of the bay back in thread 11.
>>25823869just saying, the grail? totally Cthulhu
>>25823477>[X]Write inAsk Tomoko to clarify? Can she tell anything about it other than size?The status sheet still lists the Commando familiar. Didn't John kill it?
Which of the three remaining Servants do we like for the one with a muted presence with the kid from earlier today? Does Musashi have anything in his legend that would aid in nondetection?
"Can you clarify that for me?" You asked her."I...I don't know how to describe it. It just feels like its a deep, dark shadow, bigger than anything I've ever felt before. It feels like it might be several times bigger than even Assassin's. It feels gaping and huge, like it's reaching out to devour everything." She said softly, shuddering slightly, "And...I think it stares back.""It's watching us?" You asked, the hairs on the back of your neck raising in paranoia."No, not actively. More like it touches everything that enters its perception, then quickly loses interest? We're more like the Waldo in a Where's Waldo book. We're technically visible and being seen, but not necessarily noticed." Tomoko clarified."Yeah, I think we should leave, then." You mumble. Tomoko worldlessly nods and you both turn and leave as casually as you can. Occasionally, Tomoko shuddered slightly, but she seemed to relax once you were back on campus."See you in the morning?" Tomoko asked. You hesitate before deciding toSpend the night with herAsk to talk with her alone for a bit(About what?)Send one of your Servants to scout that hotel(Who?)Go out with Kyubei to the hotelWrite in
>>25824196My mistake. Fixed now
 tomoko+/-assassin handholding scene? yes please
>>25824482>[X]Spend the night with herTell her we don't want to risk anything and we'd like her to stay with us for the evening. For security reasons of course.>[X]Send one of your Servants to scout that hotel(Who?)Have Saber and Monster get close enough to take a quick peek then come back. We need to figure out if it is in any way related to an enemy servant. Stress to Saber that her and Monsters safety is far more important than whatever;s there. Have them RV with Assassin on the way back so she can make sure they aren't tailed.We need to figure out how to handle Sayaka. We've been steadily losing points with her since Mami's witchificaton.
>>25824701Also, make sure to check in with Ayase (we left her at a leyline, right?). I still think we should pick up a bunch of prepaid cells to give to everyone in the group.Tomorrow morning, we should have Tomoko and Assassin get on that, and we can make a new scout golem. After that, I think we should check out where we lost saw John. Perhaps try to neutralize that particular loose end, and we just might be able to retrieve and repair our original body or get a DNA sample for Tomoko to grow us a new one.Make sure that Tomoko disguises herself whenever in public from now on.
"Actually, I'd like it if we spent the night together." You tell her. She blushes slightly, and you hastily correct yourself. "For safety reasons, of course!""Uh-huh, I'm certain." Tomoko says deviously, with a grin."We just need to stop by the leyline so I can have Sayaka and Monster scout the hotel." You add. Tomoko nods and the two of you are off. You notice that even though you're back on campus, she has yet to let go of your hand. After a quick chat with your two Psuedo-servants you head to Tomoko's room. Once inside, Assassin materializes and begins to cook a small meal up for you. "By the way, Tomoko, from now on you probably ought to disguise yourself whenever you head out." You tell her."What? Why, are you ashamed of me?" Tomoko asks with a smirk. You just give her a sharp look, and her smirk gets somewhat smaller. "Okay. I need the practice anyways." Tomoko concedes."Thank you. Also, do you think you and Assassin can make a run into town for some prepaid cell phones for our group to use?" You ask."I can deal with that tonight whilst you two sleep." Assassin says, setting a plate down in front of you with a lightly grilled hamburger."Thank you, it's much appreciated." You tell her. With that, you pass the meal with casual conversation before finally retiring to bed, girl and servant on either side of you. That night, you dream of...SufferingLonelinessFaithPassionHope
>>25824977>[X]Suffering>[X]HopeLet's go with residual memories from the body that we're currently in before those get replaced with dreams of all of us living happily after the war, including the pseudo-servants.We should clarify with Caster if it's possible to let the bodies loose again. I'm not 100% with Nick turning into an evil body-snatcher out of the blue, and it would be nice if we could erase any memories and let people go once we've found a new body solution (potentially based around Tomoko's increasingly useful powers).
>>25824977 Passionor  lonlinessmaybe homuhomu memories? I cannot see how knowing more about the irregular's existence could be a bad thing.
>>25825176These could all be Meguca themed dreams, as we summoned five different ones. I don't really know who gets which. Loneliness for Mami, Suffering or Passion for Sayaka, but I don't really know enough about the others to make a good guess.
>>25824520> that flashFuck you for reminding me of that.He moved away a month ago. And my webcam broke a week ago.
Currently tied between Loneliness and Hope. Do we have a tiebreaker, or do we want to roll?
>>25825529Evens Loneliness, odss Hope.
Rolled 2>>25825559to end the conflict once and for all.
That night, you dreamt of a lone girl, fighting and fighting as the people around her ignored her plight. Every morning, every day she would awake and put on her a smile for those around her, and every night she returned home to an empty apartment. And then, then she came upon people who would help her, stand by her. And for it, she was condemned to a brutal death.And so it began anew, watching her suffer. Every time, a horrible death, each one as gruesome or painful as the last. Until one day, she snaps. Pushed the wrong way, told of the horrors haunting her every corner and she snapped. But now, without her humanity, there was nothing holding her back from collecting her friends.And so, she set out to collect her new friends, when those she once considered closest again arrived, and again she was slaughtered, this time at the hands of her own compatriots. And still, you observe. It is a pitiable existence, and one that even you cannot help but feel a pang of regret over.~After all, Mami was a most successful magical girl, and even better as a Witch. Tis wasteful to have her defeated at this point in time.~ You muse to yourself.You awake with a gasp, and Assassin is peering over you curiously. "Are you okay? It seemed like you were having a nightmare." She remarked as Tomoko slept peacefully in the crook of your arm. On the table behind her is a plastic bag full of phones and phone cards.Ask her if she and Tomoko have been dreamingBrush it offWrite in
>>25825789I hate to sound like a psychoanalyst, but lets talk about some dreams
Rolled 7>>25825789>[X]Ask her if she and Tomoko have been dreaming
>>25825789>Ask her if she and Tomoko have been dreaming>>25825845Oh please, we're a magus. We use Oneiromancy instead!So same thing really.
"Have you and Tomoko been dreaming?" You ask her, carefully pulling yourself out of Tomoko's grasp."Yes. Since about the second or third night of my summoning, we have been sharing our dreams." Assassin answered softly."Well, I'm receiving some of Caster's memories. And it's...rough, seeing things through his mindset, sometimes. Knowing what he's done to the girls, sometimes. I understand it, I even agree with it on some levels...and it frightens me." You say softly."You are not your Servant, just as Tomoko is not me. It is your closeness that allowed you to summon him, but you are not him. . But...I will admit, I was afraid Tomoko would shun me when the dreams started. She seemed so different from me, cheery and happy. Instead, she accepted me for all that I am and I saw that she was not without her own flaws. She understands me on a level no one else can, and for that I am eternally thankful. I believe it is the same with you and Caster, though he does seem to be quite stoic, I feel he values you immensely." Assassin assured you."I see..." You mumble softly. Assassin lets out a soft sigh, and pats you on the head."Even if you are like Caster in many ways, you're still a good person in my eyes and in Tomoko's. You treat us with respect, you care for us, and you've shown that you're willing to stick with us through thick and thin. That is all that matters to us." She said softly, her eyes steely and resolute. Behind you, Tomoko yawns and stretches, parts of her bones and musculature shifting as she unconsciously ripples her body slightly."Mornin." She greets sleepily."Good morning." You return. Assassin steps away and begins to prepare a small meal for you and Tomoko. As you're sitting down for you meal, Assassin places a fourth plate and Sayaka materializes in its seat."We couldn't find a sign of any Servant in the hotel, and nobody seemed out of place." She said before you could even ask.[1/2]
[2/2]"Really? Damn..." You mumble. Over breakfast, she fills you in on her and Monster's explorations. They could definitely feel signs of a Servant and magic in the area, but were unable to pin it down due to its strength making it permeate everything. As you finish your meal, you decide to...Deal with this hotel problem. Send in Caster and Caster.Have Sayaka guard and observe the area as much as possibleLeave the hotel alone, have a talk with Caster about the dreamsWrite in
>>25826452On the one hand problems are problems... on the other... dreams
>>25826452>[X]Write inMake a new scout/stealth golem. Having a cheap, disposable set of eyes was useful as hell. While working on that, have Sayaka sit on the hotel for a bit after dropping a phone off with Ayase.>[X]Have Sayaka guard and observe the area as much as possibleAs we work on the Golem, ask Cubes what he's been seeing in our dreams and talk to him about what we've seen.>[X]have a talk with Caster about the dreamsDon't accuse him of being a monster or anything, just try to get a feel for how he thinks. Ask him if there is anything we can do to help the megucas.
>>25826452>Leave the hotel alone, have a talk with Caster about the dreamsBecome bro's with caster, little sin against all that is good in the world needs a true friend who accepts him and all his mind-rending abomination-ness.
After breakfast, Tomoko leaves for class and you head to the library basement to have a conversation with Caster. Your cat like Servant greeted you as you descended the stairs.~Greetings, Master. Everything is going well, I presume?~ He asked."As well as can be expected. I'm still alive, after all." You reply as you hand Monster and Ayase a phone each. "By the way, Caster...have you been having the dreams as well?" You ask him. He seems hesitant for a moment before nodding.~Yes. It has been rather education to observe things through sensations and mind of someone of keen intellect who feels emotions as well. It has helped me to come to a better understanding of the complaints and messages of several of my Puella.~ He answers, ~Am I correct in assuming that you have seen several of my memories as well?~"Yes. I have. Last night, it was your observations of Tomoe Mami." You said softly, "And I felt as you did on the situation."~Yes. I imagine, from my understanding of your own psyche, that you feel pity for her. But, I too, do regret her loss. Every action I took that you saw took place in a different timeline. I made decisions with the information I had at hand at the time, and even then I....mourned the loss of such a valuable resource. I understand, and even expect that you wish to distance yourself from me. Humans, as a whole, cannot come to terms with my logic. But know that I do what I can for the betterment of everything in the universe.~ Caster explained softly. While you still understand his decisions, part of you wonders if you could bring yourself to do the same in his situation.Assure Caster that you shall stand by him, that you understand his decisions.Tell Caster that saving the universe is all find and good, but he needs a better wayLie to Caster, tell him you stand with him even though you cannot reconcile his decisions with your emotions.Write in
>>25827432>[X]Write inAssure Caster that we'll stand by him and that we understand his decisions even if we don't know that we could do the same in his position. For shits and giggles, we should try to get relationship advice from Cubes at some point.
>>25827499Oh, and make sure he knows that we don't revile him or desire to separate ourselves from him.Y'know, his society seems to have already accomplished what we want to do with our wish. They're using magic to harvest energy for technology. I wonder if the Cubes knows anything at all about the actual tech they use to harvest meguca power.
>>25827432"What is a human mind capable of that a computer is not? Empathy; the ability to 'feel' for others... Love for a child, pity for the weak. Grief for the dead... The male brain may be well suited for systematic thinking, but it's less able to empathize. In that sense, it's closer to a computer. So, if the objective is to make the eldrich abomination think more like a human...""You need to teach it to empathize like a woman?"[X]Tell Caster that saving the universe is all find and good, but he needs a better way
>>25827770>[X]Tell Caster that saving the universe is all find and good, but he needs a better waySay's the body-snatcher. We don't have much ground for criticizing others on their moral conduct.
>>25827858>note that this isn't a vote for the "better option" option
We seemed to have slowed down for the night, so i'm going to call it here for now. We'll continue again tomorrow night at about the same time as today if this thread is still alive. If someone doesn't mind archiving this just in case, though, it would be grand.
>>25828163Archival complete. Thanks for running. Any chance of a new thread if this one falls off page fifteen?
>>25828229If it's dead, we'll start a new one and I'll link it on the twitters. If we last long enough, might even do a bit more Saturday, but we'll see how tomorrow turns out
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>>25832733Another page 10 bump
Alright, I'm back and about to start writing up a new segment. Looks like we're currently left with a tie in our decisions.
>>25827432"I don't entirely understand, but I will at least stand by you in this, and in any case, it was in another universe, so the events technically haven't happened as far as we are currently concerned."
>>25839287Now thats thinking with Kaleidoscope!
"Caster...I'm not certain I will ever truly understand, but I want you to know. I will stand by you, I will trust you. We're partners in this War, and you've done much for me already. In fact, were it not for you, I would likely be dead right now." You tell him.~That is...good to know. I will admit, there were times where I was fairly certain you had plans to betray me. But we have made it this far together, and we shall survive until the end. I will ensure it. Your wish and my own coincide quite well.~ Caster tells you resolutely."Yes, well, I summoned you for a reason." You tell him.~Indeed. Now, we have a rather well defended fortress to which we can quickly and easily retreat. I can attempt to summon a good scout, or we can go scout ourselves.~ Caster suggested.A scout might be a good idea...If you want something done, do it yourselfLet's lie low right now, get some familiars builtWrite in
>>25839526>Let's lie low right now, get some familiars builtWe have a solid defense, I guess we have bought enough time to create some familiars to scout.
>>25839526[X] Let's lie low right now, get some familiars built
>>25839526>Let's lie low right now, get some familiars built
"I think it's best if I lay low for now, work on a few more familiars to replace the one I lost." You tell Caster. He nods and leaps down to the floor.~Best of luck, then. I am going to work a bit on the defensive lines.~ He tells you. You settle down for the night at the table, several tools and pieces of metal to begin crafting smaller, sleeker versions of your familiar. Through the day you manage to get a good six of them made, each the size of about a sparrow. They don't have all the capabilities of your original, but they're hard to notice and mobile. You carefully send them through a few motions, testing their abilities and scurrying them about the room. They all freeze when you hear the door to the library open and you see someone who you could have sworn was dead. "Monster!" You growl at the tall women descending the stairs, tensing up as you prepare fro the worse. Caster looks up from where he was working curiously."Huh? What? Oh, damnit." 'Monster' mutters as her form ripples and compacts down into Tomoko. "Sorry, I went out in town for a bit and you said to wear a disguise..." She said, trailing off slightly."You nearly gave me a heart attack." You muttered. Tomoko shrugs apologetically."So...what do we plan to do tonight, Brain?" Tomoko asked.Set up familiar guards on the hotelHave Caster summon a guardLeave the hotel alone, check out the rural parts of townWrite in
>>25840121Disposable familiar guards sounds best option.
>>25840121The same thing we do every night, Tomoko... ATTEMPT TO BE BADASS AND FAIL MISERABLY.[X]Set up familiar guards on the hotel[X] With Tomoko
>>25840121>Set up familiar guards on the hotelWe've made them, might as well use them efficiently.
>>25840121Hmmm, we may have the perfect lure for John now.>[X]Write in.Send a familiar to watch the hotel. Send another to check out John's last known whereabouts. Ask Tomoko about making a new body.Send a familiar to
>>25840279>Hmmm, we may have the perfect lure for John now.With that said, we may want to ask Tomoko to avoid using easily recognizable people.
Set up familiar guards on the hotel
>>25840121Wait a second... Is it at all possible we can create a metallic body to use as our own? There would be no better way to synchronize our element than with an elemental body. Then again, It has to be a LIVING thing we swap bodies with, doesn't it?
>>25840527Although it sounds like a good idea, if we do this, do we require organs or anything to sustain ourselves in order to live in that body? It must have some source of fuel.
What do familiars run on?
>>25840559What do our Familiars run on? We would probably require a large generator, which could be recharged at a leyline.
>>25840607I was thinking that we infuse a part of our magical energy into them. Like putting a finite battery in a charger while we lose some of that energy temporarily. If we somehow attach a Magic energy generator internally to our familiar, they should run indefinitely as long as they have the resources to keep the engine running.
"Tonight, we're going to set up some guards." You tell her, gesturing to the familiars as they come scurrying over. Tomoko picks one up curiously."Neat...you'll have to teach me how to do this some day." Tomoko said."I'll do my best, but I doubt you'll be able to make metal familiars like these. Yours will be more in line with your affinity. Or you'll have to make them out of critters or people." You tell her."So, made of blood and shadow, then? Hm..." She mumbles, as you pull a bag out and have the familiars crawl inside."By the way, do you think you and Monster could make an artificial body with that goop? With it, we might have the perfect lure for John." You muse."Maybe? Its hard to make a self functioning anything that I don't already have, I just kind of...expand it. Sometimes, when I mimic someone I can get a feel for how to mimic anything I need to add, which is why Monster was relatively easy, I still had her imprint stored in my city." Tomoko replied."Well, it's something to look into. As well, try not to change into easily recognizable people when you go out." You warn her."So no becoming celebrities?" Tomoko asks. You shake your head and she sighs. "Oh well." She sighs. With a deep breath she quickly changes forms into a tall red head, refilling out the dress she was wearing. "Shall we?" She says, holding her hand out. You take her hand and the two of you make your way along the streets like a young couple."Just a minute." You tell her, and the two of you stop at a small alley and you open the mail bag you're carrying. The small familiar inside jumps out and scurries away. You repeat this a few more times, scattering familiars around the hotel and setting them up to watch."So...now what?" Tomoko asks.Bodysnatchers need bodies badlyShall we go for dinner, my lady?Get some more scrap metalScoutingWrite in
>>25840602>>25840607>>25840635Your familiars run on your magic. They're a tiny strain on it, not enough to notice unless you really push them, and just sitting there doing nothing but watching, the drain no energy. They have very small versions of your prana generators in them.
>>25840687>Bodysnatchers need bodies badlyWe should add some variety to our current stock for multiple situations.
>>25840687on one hand bodies... but on the other hand... Date event...type moon savvy-ness tells me that date event is plot important, or at least will cement out already cemented route.
>>25840687>Shall we go for dinner, my lady?Nasuverse logic dictates this is the most important course of action.
>>25840635It's gotta be mobile and resistant to damage. It's gotta be fast and strong. It's gotta have a cute name.
>>25840687[X]Shall we go for dinner, my lady?
>>25840805Why don't we just possess a modern main battle tank or some sort of magitech robot?
Shall we go for dinner, my lady?Get bodies afterward. On an unrelated note, I'm kinda new to this, how do I reply to a specific post?
>>25840866I'm fine with a Magitech bot, but don't we need preparation and... SPACE for a tank? Can our soul even CONTROL such a thing?>>25840941Click on the post number and a quick reply window will pop up.
>>25840959Okay to be honest, I was just trying to take it a logical extreme. The magitech robot idea seems a bit more practical.Just imagine the amount of firepower we can fit in it though! Maybe we can install a chest blaster, rocket fist, hidden blades, shoulder-mounted weapons, or even rocket boots for enhanced jumping.
>>25841045We have metal manipulation.All we have to do is dream.
"How about we go for some dinner?" You suggest."Really?" Tomoko asks, slightly surprised. You nod."We can't keep doing this without taking some time to unwind occasionally." You assure her, leading her by the hand to a small, family owned Italian restaurant. Tomoko squirms slightly nervously, blushing a little as you request your table. You two pass through the meal with a few nervous starts on conversation, but once you get Tomoko talking about her interests it's difficult to make her stop. After the meal you're both walking home, towards the college when Assassin appears in front of you. Down the street stands the young boy from the other night."Nice to meet you, Sister, Brother." He greets you and Tomoko. Tomoko has suddenly tensed next to you and you feel Caster's feet materialize on your shoulder. "The was is in full swing, and my Servant is getting antsy. Could you be so kind as to help me satisfy his urge for a fight?" He asked.Oh, certainly. Caster, if you would provide them with what they desire?Sorry, no fighters here right nowJust RunWrite in
>>25840959Concealing an illicit TANK is one hell of a task, even with magic. To say nothing of acquiring one in the first place.And it would basically be one-use only, since the mortal authorities would shit themselves scramble an air strike if a fucking tank popped out of nowhere and started shooting.Would totally be worth it though, because nothing is quite as pants-shittingly terrifying as an angry tank.
>>25841106>Oh, certainly. Caster, if you would provide them with what they desire?Lets see what this creepy fuck has got up his sleeve. We can't keep dodging him forever.
>>25841106>Oh, certainly. Caster, if you would provide them with what they desire?Dude! We were just eating and wanting to get home. Caster, deal with them.
>>25841115Maybe during our Last Stand Megucapede.
>>25841106why the hell not.
>>25841106>Oh, certainly. Caster, if you would provide them with what they desire?Watch as a Berserker appears, confusing the fuck out of everyone thinking all 7 have been accounted for.
"Caster, do you mind providing some entertainment for our...guest?" You asked him.~Certainly.~ Caster hops down and a small circle glows in front of him and a young woman with long black hair in bike leathers riding a motorcycle rises from the ground."Servant Rider, at your command." She greets cheerily."Ah, a Rider. Very interesting." The young boy remarks, "Assassin, have at them." He commands. Tomoko's Assassin tenses nervously as a young man with thick black eyebrows and a perfect black bowl cut in green spandex suddenly appears in front of the boy. He raises his bandaged arms into a defensive position."I, Servant Assassin, am here to test my skills against you, Servant Rider! Please, come when you are ready!" He commands. Rider grins, and kicks her motorcycle into gear and sends it screaming towards the enemy Assassin as she pulls a shotgun out of a side holster and fires it. Green Assassin manages to throw himself to the side and lashes out with a kick, knocking Rider off of her motorcycle and into the street."Fast...really fast..." Rider remarks, keeping a wary eye on Green Assassin.Let's cheat a little. Attack the MasterSupport Rider. Get another Servant in there stat-Caster summoned-AssassinFlee while they're distracted!Write in
>>25841407>young man with thick black eyebrows and a perfect black bowl cut in green spandexOH FUCKING SHIT>Let's cheat a little. Attack the Master>Let's cheat a little. Attack the Master>Let's cheat a little. Attack the MasterEven he can't be in two places at once!
>>25841407NOPE-NOPE-NOPE-NOPE-NOPESummon another servantAttack mastersouds legit
>>25841407AW FUCK YEAH, GISELA IS OUR RIDER!Unfortunately, she will be dying, unless we Witch her. Even then, we would NEEEEED a ranged Magic User to beat Lee. Preferably teleporting.
>>25841532Sorry, forgot my descision.>[X]Support Rider. Get another Servant in there stat>-[X]Caster summoned... Let's let him decide.walpurgisnacht
>>25841407Oooooor an Assassin.Well. This is either like Fate/Apocrypha with two sets of Servants, or by killing Archer we've let someone else join the war. The later of which makes no sense, the grail war would never end if that was the case.Anyway, >Let's cheat a little. Attack the Master While I pretend to panic and know who the new Assassin is.
>>25841590dude.http://naruto.wikia.com/wiki/Rock_Leeits only best ninja.
>>25841407>Let's cheat a little. Attack the Master>Support Rider. Get another Servant in there stat>-Caster summonedBOTH.This guy is going to rip us a new asshole if we don't go all out.
>>25841407>Let's cheat a little. Attack the MasterGeneral Rule for all Special Forces: If you aren't cheating, you aren't trying.
>>25841635Oh, from Naruto.I never really got into that, so no wonder I didn't recognize the description given.
>>25841717Overall, its pretty shit.But Lee is a legitimate badass and pretty cool guy. In a world where ninja are also supposed to be powerful wizards, he's a bad enough dude to get by simply by being really fucking good at beating people to death with his bare hands.
>>25841717I always wonder how to get into shit with over THREE HUNDRED FUCKING EPISODES.
>>25841407>[X]Write inAsk the kid if this is a duel to the death. If so, go ahead and cheat while summoning another servant. If not, let them fight.This kid has been very polite and didn't try to assassinate us. Let's not go nuts quite yet. We really need to figure out why we've encountered an eighth servant.
"Caster...now would be an excellent time to get someone to deal with Green Assassin's Master." You say softly. He nods, and another glowing circle appears and a woman in a yellow trenchcoat is left standing in front of you."Who would you have me kill?" She asked me. You gesture to the young man and she grins, a small swarm of wasps bursts out from the sleeves of her coat towards the young boy. Green Assassin takes note and immediately kicks Rider away and runs back to his Master, grabbing the boy and leaping away."Tch. Such dirty tricks are an insult to the skills of the combatants." He remarks."If you're not going to play by the rules, I don't want to play with you anymore!" The young boy pouts, blowing a raspberry at you. Green Assassin adjusts his carrying of the boy and leaps away across the rooftops."Well...that just happened." Tomoko muttered.~Master...Supporting these Servants is going to be somewhat strenuous. Do you wish to let any of them go, or shall we merely adapt?~ Caster asked.Dismiss one of the new ones-Who?Dismiss one of your old ones-Who?Turn someone into a witch-Who?Suffer through itWrite in
>Write inCan we get a quick run down of the capabilities of the new Rider and Assassin? Other than "Has a bike and guns" and "Shoots BEEEEEEES" we really don't know what they do. We should make an informed decision here.
>>25841843>Write inAsk the new Servants of their capabilities.
>>25841843WAIT.CAN.WE.PUT.THEIR.SOULS.IN.SHIT?We can STORE Megucas for when they are needed. Can we?
>>25841843A bit more info would be nice, but if they're about the same, I really have no preference. Either is fine by me.If Caster wants to keep some extra prana he can dismiss both of them if he wants, but I'd rather see what they can do first.
>>25842029IIRC, servant souls are pretty hard to keep in anything aside from the grail itself
"Before I make that decision, could you two tell me a bit more about yourselves?" You ask the two Magical Girls."Certainly. I am Yuri. I spent much of my life preying upon targets of opportunity, and my skills are well suited to capitalize on advantages. I can concentrate on multitasking through my swarm and use them as long range spies and scoutes, and have several one of a kind magical breeds, though I normally just stick with Vespa Mandirinia." The wasp girl answered."I am Chiyo. I'm a skilled rider and picked up proficiency with fire arms when I became a Magical Girl. I've mostly focused on hit and run tactics, doing my best to avoid taking a hit and keeping them occupied with my own attacks." The motorcycle girl add.???
>>25842208Keep Yuri.Magical doom bees that can also be used as scouts and spies? Fuck yes. All day 'erry day.
>>25842208Yuri. We're keeping her.She is much more useful as a scout, and if something happens to Meguca Caster, we have a backup against Villian.
>>25842208Yuri seems alright.
Also, status sheet should now be fully updated.
>>25842208I'm leaning towards dismiss both of them. Neither one is providing a skill that we particularly need, and I'd rather we keep the prana open for emergencies.
>>25842410>6 feet tallWell damn, that gets my nether bits a roiling.
>>25842208Deal with it later, we've got dinner and a girl to eat it with on the line
"Keep Yuri." You tell Caster softly. Rider looks somewhat sad, but accepting."Kind of figured. Well, it was nice to come out for a bit, at least." She remarked, fading away as you watched."Don't worry, Master. You made the right choice. I won't let you down." Yuri assured you, disappearing into her astral form. Tomoko's hand gives yours a reassuring squeeze as Caster and Assassin also resume their astral forms and you two continue walking back to college. Once there, you...Spend the night with Tomoko(And do what in the morning?)Switch bodies, go collect bodies during the nightSwitch bodies, go scoutingWrite in
>>25842664>Switch bodies, go collect bodies during the night
>>25842664>Switch bodies, go collect bodies during the nightWe've gone entirely too long without doing something irredeemably evil.So how long until the Church notices all the people going missing, assumes its an Apostle infestation, and sends in a goon squad to investigate?
>>25842782A few people going missing during a grail war should go almost unnoticed. If we only nab a single person once every few days, it should be fine. Unlike what happens after a DA nabs someone, we don't turn whoever we abduct into a ghoul and then send them out to nab other people. That's what draws the Church's attention. We can probably keep this up until the war ends, so long as we stop as soon as that happens.
>>25842664>[X]Switch bodies, go scoutingWe need to figure out if John is still at his last known location and where out body (and the shit that was on it) is at. At the very least, let's get the magical protection jacket that doesn't protect against knives back.>>25842782>>25842676What purpose does this serve other than making authorities suspicious and giving us more bodies that we have to care for?
>>25842676Changing to:Switch bodies, go scouting
>>25842782>We've gone entirely too long without doing something irredeemably evil.Aside from stealing these two bodies, we haven't done anything that evil. We should check with Cubes to see if we can un-possess bodies.
"Tomoko, I'm going to be a little busy tonight, so I'll see in the morning, okay?" You assure her."Alright. Be safe." She says as you part ways. You quickly make your way down to the basement of the library and quickly switch bodies."Here, Yuri. Keep this." You tell her, grabbing one of the spare phones and tossing it to her. She flips it open and turns it on with practiced ease. She nods, closing it and tucking it into a pocket. "How far out can you remain in contact with your swarm?" You ask her."Several city blocks." She answers readily."Excellent. I want you to focus on just scouting out and around us when we head out, keep an eye out for the pair we encountered tonight, and be on the lookout for someone else who uses insects." You tell her. "Sayaka, if you would be so kind as to join us?" You ask the blue haired Saber Servant from where she was reading some novel from the upstairs library."Oh, sure." She says, setting the book down and following after you and Yuri. The two servants quickly turn astral as you climb the stairs and you head into town. As you start wandering the dark streets, you decide you ought to be looking for...JohnGreen Assassin and his MasterVillainHeroMarianneWrite inAnd roll a d100 for luck.
Rolled 44>>25843252lets look for a drunk.
Rolled 40>>25843252>MarianneLet's see if we can kill her and take out her Servant that way.
Rolled 73>>25843252>MarianneDon't think I've forgotten about you, bitch.
Rolled 56>>25843252[X]MarianneIt's been a while.
>>25843252>[X]JohnHe's already killed us once, and there's a good chance he wants to kill Tomoko/Assassin for being complicit in Monster's death. We should neutralize him now, while there's still a chance he thinks we're dead.
Rolled 36>>25843540Shit, forgot roll.>>25843332>>25843340>>25843422The last time we just rolled up on an enemy master, we got gibbed pretty fucking hard.
You decide it's best to go hunting for Marianne tonight. In fact, you feel you owe her a little something special for setting up that ambush that soured your relationship with John. You roam around the area where you met her as Archer."That house there probably has a Master in it, I want you to pay close attention to it." You warn Yuri under your breath. You loop around the block once, watching as several wasps go buzzing by occasionally. Eventually a handful of wasps coalesce in front of you and a buzzing voice speaks through them."No one there. Abandoned, about three, four days ago. Signs of two occupants." Yuri says. There's a loud buzz and several insects swarm into the middle of the street nearby."You have come searching for Marianne?" Villain asked softly as Yuri materializes next to you, covered in a swarm of large wasps and looking tense. On your other side, Sayaka appears, sword at the ready.AnswerAttackRun awayWrite in
>>25843693>[X]AnswerDis guy's cool.
Rolled 4>>25843739i bet you my internet money villian is a lanky ass girl.>>25843693answer
>>25843693>[X]Answer"Was just in the neighborhood. Thought I might drop in and have a chat about a mutual acquaintance."
>>25843693>AnswerJust because we're in a war doesn't mean we don't have proper manners.
>>25843844>Just because we're in a war doesn't mean we don't have proper manners.Says one of the idiots that tried to cheat against a shota.
>>25843874That's because sometimes honor has a place on the battlefield. The time with the kid didn't count because he interrupted our "date" event with Tomoko.
"Yeah. I just stopped by to check in on a mutual acquaintance." You answer. Villain seems to nod."I...need your assistance. Marianne has my Master under thrall, and is using that to control me. If you could do something, anything, to help me out, I would be greatly indebted to you. As well, Hero's master is held under her thrall, so his Master would also be in debt to you as well." Villain says softly."So, you want me to do you a favor. After the attack you did on me and my allies?" You asked her."I'm hoping we can work together against a mutual enemy. John and Marianne have holed up on the south side of town, in an old couples home at the intersection of 22nd and 208th. I can't spend much longer telling you this, for fear that she'll check on me and notice. I know you're not obligated to do this, but..." Villain's voice trails off as the swarm of bugs dissipates."Master?" Sayaka asks softly.How can we turn down such a heartfelt request?Good to know, but we'll retreat for now. Strike tomorrow.Villain and Hero have to solve their own problems.Write in
Rolled 68>>25844076Time to check in on the newlyweds.
>>25844076[X]How can we turn down such a heartfelt request?It's almost too good to be true!
>>25844076>How can we turn down such a heartfelt request?
>>25844076>Good to know, but we'll retreat for now. Strike tomorrow.We're not attacking the place right now, not when we only have Yuri and Sayaka with us. We need more than that to deal with this. Especially if Marianne can control Villain and Hero by proxy. We're going in with everyone, and taking her out, as well as Hero and Villain's Masters if possible.We also can't rule out that Marianne only told Villain to tell us that to lure us into a trap, I certainly wouldn't put it passed her.
>>25844919and that is the sort of twisty thinking that we need around here. not changing my vote because then it would be a tie, but this sounds like closer to a plan. get everyone, go and punch out the mansion
>>25844954actually screw it seconding this
>>25844076>[X]Good to know, but we'll retreat for now. >[x]Write InCaution is the better part of valor. Running in killed us last time. Let's at least RV with everyone and discuss our options. Striking tonight might still be our best option, but let's at least discuss it with Tomoko, Assassin, and Caster.
>>25844076>Good to know, but we'll retreat for now. Strike tomorrow.Load up and go all in tomorrow.
"While good to know, I think we should retreat for now. I'm not entirely eager to rush in and repeat a situation like what happened last time." You assure her. She seems to relax slightly at that."Oh, thank you. I wasn't certain I could deal with another encounter like that one." She mumbled."This time, we'll be far more prepared. I can't be entirely certain that this isn't another trap, anyways." You comment."As well, commanding the regular wasps is...difficult with Villain around. They also seemed to prod at my more...personal insects." Yuri confessed. That was worrying. You three retreat from the area cautiously and make it back to the college just as dawn is breaking. Your two Servants disappear back to astral space. By the time you arrive at Tomoko's, Assassin has already opened the door for you."Thank you." You say as you enter. She's already got everything set up, and even Tomoko was awake."You're okay! Did you meet anyone? Find anything out?" She demanded excitedly."Yes, yes. I met up with Villain, and they said their master is being held hostage by Marianne. So we're thinking of mounting something of a rescue mission." You tell her."Really? We're going to be big damned heroes?" Tomoko asked excitedly."Or big damned villains. We need to prepare for this, though." You tell her."Well, I'm coming this time." She decided. You're not entirely certain you want her there, but she looks dead set on it. And you need to prepare...Some weaponsSome FamiliarsHave Caster prepare some more Psuedo ServantsWrite inand Tomoko will...Come with youStay home
>>25845491[X]Some FamiliarsThere is never enough Familiars.And also look into making a possible metal body for personal use.
>>25845491>Have Caster prepare some more Psuedo Servants>Come with youIf we're going in full force, then we're going in full force. No sense half-assing this. Keep Sayaka or one of the assassins close to Tomoko though, we don't want anyone getting her by surprise before she can use her RM.
>>25845491>Some weapons>Some Familiars>Come with youWe need to be able to defend ourselves should we be attacked, Familiars are a good buffer for our forces, and the more the merrier with Tomoko with her abilities.
>>25845491familiars now, psuedo servants once we're there to minimize mana drain. come with because god-mode is great.
>>25845605[X]Come with youI'd say it's dangerous to go alone.
>>25845491>[X]Some weaponsLet's not have a repeat of last time.>[X]Have Caster prepare some more Psuedo ServantsHave him prep to summon new ones, but don't actually do it. Tell him that we'd rather go for quality over quantity. Sayaka and the other megucas have been a great help, so let's avoid compromising their supply of prana by making an army.>[X]Come with youTime to fuck with John's mind.
Am I correct to assume we're still in the young woman's body while doing this?
>>25845993Yes, you are. Also, currently writing.
"I'm going to prepare some familiars for the fight. If you plan to come with, I suggest you prepare anything you think you might need." You tell her. She nods."I'll talk to Monster some about a, uh, secret trick we've been trying." Tomoko said."Good. We'll need everything we can get." You tell her. She nods, and you two eat breakfast quickly and both depart on your separate ways. You scrounge up some spare metal at a local scrap yard and return back to the basement and set to work building bigger and stronger familiars than your scouts from the other day. As you work, you notice that the sludge in the pool is gone, as is Monster. Probably working with Tomoko on their secret weapon. You manage to piece together two working familiars of large dog size bristling with spikes and blades. You also managed to fasten a simple blade launcher for yourself that you've hidden up the sleeve of a large rain coat that someone left laying here at some point or another. With that taken care of, you shoot Ayase a text telling her to meet you at Tomoko's place.------"Alright. Sayaka, you're to guard Tomoko. Assassin, targets of opportunity. Same with you, Yuri. Ayase, you're crowd control. Caster, summon Magical Girls as needed to keep the pressure up. Tomoko, if play it careful and safe. When you get an opportunity, deploy the city. We want to end this as decisively as possible." You tell them as you're all approaching the area. You get back general grunts of acknowledgement. Part of you wishes you could have brought Monster along, but she was tied to the leyine. Tomoko tenses up as you approach the area."I can feel Hero and Villain, and...maybe a third Servant as well." She whispered.Full frontal attackSend in the Assassin's firstLure them outWrite in
>>25846348>Lure them outThey've probably set up a crap ton of traps in case if anyone dared enter their perimeter. If we lure them out, we can take initiative.
>>25846348>[X]Lure them outIf only we had some way of causing John to hear the pained screams of his lover...
>>25846348>Lure them out
>>25846348lure them out. also we need to get tomoko a flesh puppet some time
>>25846618>we need to get tomoko a flesh puppet some timeJesus, let's slow down. We went out for dinner once, no need to scare the poor girl.
>>25846736but we could aggravate john by making her change it into our body pre-death
You cautiously send in the first spindly familiar, closely followed by the second following it more slowly and carefully. As the first one approaches the house, an arrow comes flying out and piercing into the armor, coming dangerously close to the internal generator. Immediately, you have the familiars duck down low to the ground as bugs of all types flow out of the house. From inside of the bugs comes Hero and a woman that you don't immediately recognize. At her side is a long katana."Come out and fight. We know you are here, Master of Caster and Master of Assassin." She calls out.Assassin, shank a bitchAttack Attack AttackCaster, start us offWrite in
>>25846875>Caster, start us off
>>25846875>Assassin, shank a bitchShe made the crucial mistake of being a woman.
>>25846875Forgot the picture of the new Servant
>>25847036>She made the crucial mistake of being a woman.It's not night time. We need to neutralize Marianne. We can't hope to fight three enemy Servants at once for very long.>[X]Assassin, shank a bitchTry to get to Marianne. We'll try to handle distracting the enemy servants. Hopefully Villain realizes what we're doing and doesn't go all out.>[X]Attack Attack AttackHave Caster ready to summon reinforcements or witch out megucas as necessary, depending on which is more mana intensive.>[X]Write in.Have Tomoko pretend to be Assassin for now, hopefully they won't notice the extremely muted presence of Assassin is missing until too late.Is this Servant number 9? The fuck is going on?
>>25847240It is the beginning of night. Dusk, honestly.
>>25846875We need a "FUCK EVERYTHING" spell/cantrip. Something like dynamite filled metal snapping turtles or a swarm of small birds that spit glass shavings. Or we could go with the magical tank idea, that sounds nice. If we go that route, can we use pic related as a base?
>>25846875>Caster, start us offTie them up with the Meguca so that Assassin can get a good run on Marianne.
>>25847291How about small animals that are loaded with explosives? Or flowers that, when stepped on, turn into bear traps?
>>25847291>We need a "FUCK EVERYTHING" spell/cantrip.What Mysteries do we have exactly? What fun stuff is on our crest?
>>25847467Mostly things that let you take shortcuts when metalcrafting and designing things.
Sorry guys, things are getting busy on my end. Can't quite run quest any more tonight. I can try and add some more to this tomorrow, though, if it's still alive. Feel free to continue debating or asking questions, I'll keep an eye on the thread for a bit longer, probably, just can't sit down and write updates.
>>25847560Just curious, but where do you live?Thanks for running.
>>25847627In California right now. I try to start round 5 or so here.
I've been wondering, whenever we switch to another body, do we feel hungry in the new one even if we already ate in the old one? And whenever we eat, does it nourish our soul now rather than the body due to our circumstances?
>>25847789You've actually managed to get at least one meal a day in each body, generally. It tends to be rather a good sized meal. But yes, sometimes you switch bodies and are a little hungry.
Could we turn some heavy machinery into familiars by integrating some sort of "driving" creature into them?
>>25847907Yes, in fact it would be child's play for you. The hard part is getting the machinery.
>>25847928How long would it take to make the necessary alterations to a vehicle? How physically intensive is the process? Let's take a leaf out of Archerko's book and stop walking up to enemy bases and waiting for them to come outside. Next time we find the enemy's house, let's send suicide Cessna's at it.
>>25848204A couple hours, maybe, if you wanted full control. You could cut it down to a half hour to just slap basic imprecise controls on it
FUUUU I missed it.
>>25850796Just going to throw this out for next thread. My advice is to summon a fast expendable magical girl crash it at them while going full witch. Then take advantage of the domain the witch has to seclude them and wear them out for assassin. If the witch dies then it wears them out if the witch kills the women then we get prana back. The expendable magical girl triggers any traps that they have set from a range.
So if we do make a metallic body for us to possess, what kind of metal should we make it out of? Copper for it's conductive properties and ability to be easily shaped? Cold Iron for it's weight, and ability to harm the supernatural as well as its abundance?Steel for it's durability and strength?Silver for the improved benefits of fighting the supernatural as well as being able to conduct electricity?Or should we make a Composite body?
>>25853973If we can only choose one, I'd go with steel, but if we can, we should mix silver and iron. I REALLY like the idea of conductibility.
>>25853973The downsides to these metals are also relevant:Copper tends to loose it's edge very quickly when fashioned as a blade, and is less dense than the other metals.Cold Iron can be too heavy for our body and has the potential to rust if not properly stored and maintained.Steel can also rust if not properly maintained.Silver is very expensive, tarnishes easily, and rare compared to Copper.
>>25854090I'm sure we have the magical ability to get rid of rust and keep our weapons clean. If we opt for a lighter metal, like steel, we use quick, bladed weapons acting as a hit-and-run dude, but if we go Heavy Metal, we use blunt, crippling weapons and be a tank. I'd go for the metal with the most magical resistance.
>>25854216Not a bad idea with the magic ability, but we are still using magic energy, so I guess we have to use Mundane methods in order to preserve as much magic as possible for later use.
>>25852544This idea is both practical and evil. I'm for it. Also, Sayaka is going to kill us in our sleep, so we should prepare for that.
>>25856417>>25852544I don't know how angry we have her. We've earned points by showing concern for her safety and attempting to avoid unnecessary risks. She's proven loyal and capable thus far, and Cubes has to have some sort of ability to control the megucas (otherwise summoning the Irregular might result in a TPK). Let's avoid pissing her off unnecessarily.
>>25858592Thing is, they ARE spirits, after all. Rider accepted her dismissal pretty calmly. The thing about being a Meguca/Witch now is that it is no longer a matter of "YOU MUST KILL THEM OR THE WORLD WILL DESCEND INTO DESPAIR AND MADNESS." It's more like a chanse to return to the land of the living and DO what a Meguca/Witch has always done: fight. Sure, Witches are more volatile, but that is what being a mad, twisted version of a Meguca's wish will do. They all return to Madokami's harem in the end.
>>25860306I don't think any of them want to be forced to witch out or spend a lot of time with a witch, regardless.
Alright guys, I've got a few hours available. What's the game plan for dealing with the enemies?
>>25846875Caster should start us off, the root of the problem is marianne and if we kill her then hero/villian may turn on their current ally.
Caster>>25847313>>25847033>>25861559Assassin>>25847036ALL THE THINGS>>25847240
"Caster, would you be so kind as to start us off." You say softly. He nods, and a small circle appears in front of him and red haired young woman in what look like stylized priests robes and with a Lance appears.~Lancer, I've summoned you to deal with some troublesome opponents.~ Caster commanded. Lancer grinned and charged forward to meet the three in battle, her spear stabbing forward and separating into several pieces to worm around the enemy guard. ~Servant Berserker, support her.~ Caster adds as a young woman in a bear skin outfit darts forward with a roar, attacking Hero recklessly, forcing him to cower behind his shield. Behind you, Tomoko is muttering under her breath and you can feel something swelling in the air around you. Villain's insects are darting in and out of the fight between Lancer and the new Servant and Berserker and Hero."Come now, face us like a warrior, Villain! None of this hiding like an Assassin!" Lancer taunted. There's no response from the bug controlling Servant.Have Tomoko unleash her Reality MarbleHave her hold it off for a bitTry and sneak in while the Servants are distractedWrite in
>>25861977>[X]Have Tomoko unleash her Reality Marble>[X]Try and sneak in while the Servants are distractedI feel like having her unleash it while we sneak in would be both advantageous and dangerous. Leave a Familiar in to check the damage every once and a while.
>>25861977>Kyouko appears>Lesbianism Intensifies.lpgAnyway....>Try and sneak in while the Servants are distractedStay on target. We take out Marianne and the battle is ours.
>>25861977>Try and sneak in while the Servants are distractedWe need to make sure Kyoko survives, so that she has time to acquire delicious blueberry.
>>25862301My thoughts exactly, which is why i think its time for sunken city rising>>25862113has my vote.
>>25861977Sneak sneak time
You start sneaking your way towards the house. Tomoko follows you, still mumbling under her breath. There's a tense moment where it seems like Villain is going to interfere, but the insects pass by without pausing. You continue creeping forward, making it around to the back of the house where John and Marianne are leaving through the back door with two people in cloaks following them. You feel Assassin's presence begin to fade from behind you as she moves forward.Everyone diesJust Marianne and John have to dieJust MarianneWrite in
>>25862428Gah, sorry. Didn't catch this vote in time.
>>25862582Though personally i like john... he did kill us. and Mary is a bitch out and out so...Both die.
>>25862600and if the servants are still fighting after we finish off those two, the other masters die too.
>>25862582Not gonna try to reason with him again. It just ends up being awkward. Marianne is bad news all around. There's only one kind of man that you can trust. That's a dead man. Servants live.>[X]Just Marianne and John have to die
>>25862582>All 5 fingers0/10 would not restore balance with
>>25862582Finish this sentence. Rocks fall...
"Only John and Marianne" You whisper as Assassin's presence passes you by. Assassin and Yuri suddenly appear in the group of four, Yuri unleashing a flurry of insects in John's face causing him to fall and Assassin stabbing Marianne in the side. Marianne lets out a pained scream as Villain suddenly appears, a swarm of insects and a shadowy figure, tall and lanky concealed amongst them. Villain pushes one of the cloaked figures and Marie aside, and Assassin turns her knife around, cutting out at Villain and her knife draws no blood."Saber!" Marie cries as her chest glows and the young woman with the large katana appears, slicing out at Assassin. On the ground, John lays motionless and Yuri retreats towards you, being driven back by a growing swarm of insects."The Sunken City Arises Again!" Tomoko screams, and the city once again covers everything you can see. The pools of shadow and blood stir and soon you see a dark gray and red version of the new Saber appear in front of you with a young woman in some kind of outfit with what looks like mandibles next to her.Push the assault, get them allEnsure that Marianne is dead and retreatRetreat nowWrite in
>>25862582>Ensure that Marianne is dead and retreatComplete the objective, get out.
>>25863134Ensure Marianne is dead, get out, try to get in contact with villain later.
>>25863134>Ensure that Marianne is dead and retreatJohn is still useless until provoked, as always. Villain's our new bro if we do this. >>25863185Is you some kinna Futurewizz?
>>25863134Ensure that Marianne is dead and retreat. Bitch needs ending.
>>25863222huh? Villian said her and hero's master were under some sort of spell and theyed repay us some how if we got them out from marrianes thumb.Don't know what you mean by futurewizz...
>>25863323You said she was gonna be some lanky ass chick.You were right.I was the same Anon that said Villain was 'coo.
>>25863338oh, to that... Ever heard of the story worm?http://parahumans.wordpress.comone of the best cape fictions out there currently. Skitter, the protagonist, was my first guess for bug covered 'villian'.
"Assassin, Marianne dies tonight!" You order as Saber's counterpart rushes forward to counter the true Servant. Meanwhile, your shadow Villain has been immediately put on the defensive by the real Villain.Yuri quickly sends a burst of wasps at Marianne, causing the young woman to screech. Assassin, however, sets upon the woman viciously stabbing down with an old rusty scalpel in one hand and a large knife in the other. "Marianne!" Saber cries out, deflecting an attack from her shadow and trying to move to her Master's side. Assassin, however, throws the knife at Saber, driving her back slightly. With that, Assassin stabs the scalpel into Marianne's throat, glaring at Saber the entire time. Saber immediately disappears and Villain manages to trip up her shadow and stab it, turning quickly to face you and Tomoko cautiously.Let Villain, Hero and their Master's leaveLet Villain and her Master leave, deal with Hero's masterNobody leaves aliveWrite in
>>25863500>Let Villain and her Master leave, deal with Hero's masterVillain has been pretty chill. No need to force a fight on that front and risk losing somebody.Hero's been nothing but a pain in the ass though.
>>25863500>[X]Let Villain and her Master leave, deal with Hero's masterI think I have a good idea what his Noble Phantasm is, guys. He just hasn't found a weak spot yet.
>>25863500Man of honor. approach peacefully, let them leave if they want to. attempt trucemaking procedure
>>25863500Let Villain and her Master leave, deal with Hero's masterNow that you think of it, how many people actually know of our body switching ability?
>>25864139John MAYBE implied that he did when he went full crazyguy rant on us, but its too late to confirm whether he actually knew since he's quite dead now.Other than that, nobody we know of.
"Assassin, deal with Hero's Master, please. Villain, we have no quarrel with you." You tell the dark Servant. Villain inclines her head slightly in thanks, moving forward cautiously and picking her Master up carefully and moving away quietly. You turn back to see Assassin covered in blood and standing next to Tomoko by the bodies of the fallen masters, helping the young girl stand as the City's presence fades. Marianne and John's corpses look to be mostly hacked apart, and Tomoko herself has a surprising amount of blood on her.~Master, we should retreat for now.~ Caster said."I think you're right. Call the girls back for now, have them meet us at the college." You tell him, moving in and helping Tomoko to stand. You grunt slightly as you realize just how heavy she is now. With some effort, you begin to limp back to the college, Caster and Yuri reverting to their astral forms.>And I'm calling it here tonight, got work to do. Pleasure running for you guys this week, we'll pick up again next week. Leave anything you want to do in your immediate future and I'll work on trying to incorporate it in the next thread. I'll be popping in and out here and there, so if you have any more questions.
>>25864286Ah, damn, I missed it. Oh well, thanks for the thread!Ebook updated: http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb
>>25864286Okay, so we lost Sayaka, Kyoko, and Ayase?Thanks for running.
>>25864286>"Assassin, deal with Hero's Master, please.Wait, did Jack attack/kill Hero's master or not?
>>25865868Um, I don't think so. If our people were dying I think it would be mentioned.
>>25865868No, Sayaka is hovering around Tomoko in Astral form, just as a last ditch, and Ayase is doing the same with you. Kyoko and your new Berserker as headed back to campus ahead of you.>>25865885Yes, Hero's master was one of the fallen bodies near where Assassin and Tomoko were standing. Unlike John and Marianne's bodies which were ripped into, it seems whole.
>>25866088>Unlike John and Marianne's bodies which were ripped into, it seems whole.Ominous. Hopefully it's just because Assassin didn't have as much rage/reason to mutilate it and not an indicator that Assassin didn't finish the job.All-in-all, this was a pretty good outing. Still don't have a reliable plan to kill off Villain, and they've got a pretty good grasp on our abilities.
So. We've seem quite a few Servants running around this war.Caster: CoobsAssassin: Jack, Rock LeeMonster: JorogumoSaber: Musashi, ??? female saberArcher: ArcherkoHero: LinkVillain: SkitterThat's nine Servants so far, three of them we know are dead (Monster, Archer, and ??? Saber.). There's also that pirate ship we heard about in the 4th thread, as well as whatever was up with the hotel, so there's probably a Rider and one other Servant too. That leaves us with three more potential Servants, assuming 14 were summoned this war (which could just as well be completely wrong, it could be some arbitrary number for all we know.)I'd say ask Coobs about this, but I've lost track of all of the ongoing things we've asked him to look into for us.I say next time we make sure Hero's Master is dead, and then the next day we head to the bay and find out what's going on with the Grail. It's the easiest way to learn a) if the Grail actually works as intended, b) if there's a reason for all these abnormal classes, and/or c) why there are so many Servants.
>>25866315>I say next time we make sure Hero's Master is dead, and then the next day we head to the bay and find out what's going on with the Grail. It's the easiest way to learn a) if the Grail actually works as intended, b) if there's a reason for all these abnormal classes, and/or c) why there are so many Servants.Sounds good to me, although let's make sure to scout it out with a submersible familiar first before heading out in a boat.