Tea, check.Bookmark, CheckBook? Double and check.Faefnir's tale continues tonight my good gentlemen!What has that naughty demon been up to as of late?We shall see..In the last telling of this tale, Faefnir consoled my dear Morgan away from the stigma of her failure, thus introducing a new type of creature to my brilliant army.However he's getting awefully close to my little Maitora... I wonder at that.He then taught the all too honest, or perhaps.. GUILTY Schwere how to improve her game at cards, and went on ahead to discover a secret kept by the gypsies.... Fonso carries a pentacled mark! Oh.. I wonder just how he got that?They broke for another round of cards, and now Faefnir's story carries on into his evening tales... And the Lady Florin's funeral is soooon approaching!First, Faefnir's stats and abilities!>http://pastebin.com/CuLptHELHis naughty family...>http://pastebin.com/1XTzrHiRAnd the Scoundrel's tale so far!>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20QuestWelcome to Akume Quest, happy hunting. <3
"Well, I was with them for a bit.. Squired under a knight or two.. but they kicked me out for unscrupulous behavior as they would have it. Bleeding sods, I was more than half the knight my master was at that.. Got no love for 'em blokes,otherwise, why would I be wagering a month's earnings with fellows like you? Bah, look at that, got me talk'n..: You scratch your head and ruffle your hair a little bit, breathing out warm breath," Long story short, I've got some friends with them, but really only for an odd hand or two a week. They're really not as colorful as you fellows, God-blowing wankers if you ask me... Hell, call me a heathen. Least I'll die happy, Am I right?"You wait for a response and Fonso curls his lips into something of a smile, first time you've seen him really do that. "Not often you hear about someone speak ill of the church and their... trappings..."He chuckles at that,"No need to show me your hand, I know it's shit. I've got another flush. You really shouldn't let a gypsy deal you when the stakes are high."You smirk at that, yeah, go figure, right?He snatches up the coin and rolls it between the fingers upon his left hand, the one that does not bear the red cloth."You've given this coin to me... I'll pay your curiosity in kind.. I don't know what it means to you... but..." He grips the cloth and unfastens a tightly knotted part of it...There, you see a pentacle shaped scar with lines that seem to travel all the way up his arm, glowing faintly."I've had this for a long time.. I received it when our father died.." The eldest brother speaks with a cold manner in his voice...The other brothers glare at you."If you rat out our brother, we'll stab you while you sleep..." Bo mutters under breath, only to be elbowed by Boiko."Don't you get like that Bo..." Boiko looks to you, maintaining eye contact," We've had people of the church want to take him before..
>>26056421"I would think so with a curse like that."
This is a thank you for the piece... But if you rat him out, we'll find a way to disappear and lay our own curse upon you.."It's with an approving look that you scan over the pentacled hand once more, truly unsure of what it could really mean... though you certainly feel the influence of a demon at work.."You don't need to worry much about me rattings out to those damn knights. Can't think of why they'd be interested in this whole thing, for certain... Though I'll tell you.. If you're willing to split me back some of that gold coin, I'll bring in a special lady that could tell you more about that little... mark.. of yours.." You smile, a toothy one of a jackass that's just had a couple of drinks and a brilliant idea... Yes.. yes... you channel the Rickton Asher.."Fonso looks at his brothers, with a scratch of his chin." Another round? We'll discuss over cards..."You nod," Right." You give them a sarcastic smirk," But I'm dealing this time.."
It's now time for the evening-night events!>Experimenting with the Creation OvenYou have choices!Listed in order of difficulty!Please select 1 to focus upon!>Improving baked items>Creating Non-bakery goods>Creating Non-food items.>Creating animate items.Time with FamilyMore choices!Select 2 to focus upon!>Getting to know Armbrust>Flirting with Madeleine>Learning more about Schwere>Playing with Kama and the kids.And then there's HUNTING>If you'd like to select a particular prey, let me know!Otherwise, roll a 1d100 for this!
Rolled 88>>26056534>Improving baked items>Getting to know Armbrust>Flirting with MadeleineWe did Shwere and Kama/Klaire so those are the two I'd like toget to know better. Also, time to hunt
>>26056546I'd like to improve our baked items. there's no need to go getting over-ambitious, our story's just begun. Let's stick with what we know, until we're absolutely satisfied with it.For the faamily, let's play with Kama/the kids and get to know Armbrust. Madeleine will flirt with us enough without our encouragement, and... well... I dunno what we can really learn about from Schwere.
Rolled 36>>26056546>Improving baked itemsLet's try making something like an apple strudel, but instead of it being apples it's black spheres of something and obsidian colored filling. It sounds delicious.>Getting to know Armbrust>Flirting with MadeleineWe haven't seen either of these people for a bit.For prey, I don't have any particular targets in mind. Though if we can subtly get people whose death/disappearance will lead to increased panic and suffering I'm all for that.
>>26056598The flavor texts are really just there for no reason.In any case, you'll be hearing and collecting information from whichever ones are agreed upon. And improving your overall relationship with them.
>>26056650ah. that makes more sense then. well, my answer remains the same regardless. I don't really think it's wise to encourage Madeleine, and we've spent a good amount of time with everyone else while pretty much neglecting Armbrust.
Rolled 37>>26056546>Improving baked itemsThey helped us tremendously thus far>Learning more about SchwereLets make Madeleine jealous
>>26056546Improve our Baked items, and spend time with Armburst and Madeleine (the poor girl must feel jealous that we haven't paid a lot of attention to her) also, guys, I have a gut feeling that we might be seeing the Asher very soon...
>>26056705>>26056736damnit.... now my gut has a feeling...
Rolled 25>>26056705Actually, how do we know that we've not arealdy met him in town? We only saw him either wearing a full armor or covered in his innocence. For all we know, he could be in the town's barrack. The order has already noticed the odd number of death. We should maybe prepare a nice exit and escape in the night.And by a nice exit I mean erasing the town from the map.
MaddieIIIKlaireIArmbrust IIIISchwere IBaked items is unanimous.You may select a type of bread or pastry good to learn. I recall you'd been interested in Russian sour?Writing for Maddie and Armbrust....Good choices!
>>26056831I'd be alright with a Russian Sourdough, that'd fit for Ivan, either make it jack Durability and Willpower up a few notches, or make it improve on the specialty of the one who eats it as Ivan was all about supporting others.
>>26056831Something Russian would be nice. A tribute to Ivan, our sadly deceased Russian bro.
Rolled 94>>26056831How about the blood pumping pumpernickel ?Same effects described by >>26056875Sadly the only russian bread I find is russian black bread, which is a lot like our black bread.
>>26056831Yes, let's go with Russian Sourdough so that the next time that we see that god damn Asher we can shove it down his whore-son throat and yell "THIS IS FOR IVAN!" >>26056826and while that may be seem possible, let's not forget that he is an exorcist. Exorcists don't hide who they are, they make it very blatant that they are exorcists with the clothes they wear, so that Akuma will come to them. they willingly act as bait.Besides, I'm not worried about him. we are prepared this time
>>26056831Russian sourdough definitely has my vote.... what should it's ability be though... perhaps thickening our defenses? (when eaten by humans they become considerably more frail than normal)
>>26057015sounds good to me.
Rolled 99>>26056961Why it's true that the order isn't exactly subtle or creative, lets not dismiss the possibility that they could wisen up.If I may ask, has Armbrust levelep up already?
>>26057047no, you make the mistake of assuming that they don't try to hide who they are because of stupidity. it's actually quite the opposite. they PURPOSEFULLY act as bait so that Akuma will attack them and they can destroy them. this is mostly used against lvl 1's, who can't resist the urge to attack.
Oh, your evening days.. You had decided to spend time working out the tricks of your oven, see if you can't create any more delicious, wondrous and evil bread..You had taken to nights in the skirting woods of Florin beneath a waxing moon among the cold air of the trees.Using your own teeth to saw down the trees, you'd figured that no one would miss them, right? With your sole ingredient ready, you could get to work... Yet..As the nights in the woods dragged on alone.. you were reminded of Ivan. How you met him. What he was like, and who he became.He hadn't been around for long, yet he left an impression upon your memory that will never fade away. Something to remember him by...The night speaks to you. The darkness among the trees... They remind you of the shadow children from your dreams.You focus... You focus on those children, and upon Ivan's memory... You feel something break through as you do your work.You pop out a loaf of bread with a distinctly sour smell. Sour like the memory that went into making it..You take a bite, and you feel Dark energy radiate from your core, coating your body in a thick sheet.You feel... Durable...>Rampart Russian: A recipe made in the honor of a comrade, it creates an aura of dark matter that raises the durability of its consumer... When eaten by humans, it weakens their skeleton.>Incoming name changes...
>Updated in pastebin. I love alliteration!>Bouncer Bread: Amplifies the strength of Dark Matter-empowered beings. Tastes like pure despair to humans. 1 Ash >Binding Baguette: Heals minor wounds of Dark Matter beings by the bite and applies a regenerative effect when eaten in whole. When consumed by humans, old wounds open. 2 Ash >Rampart Russian: A recipe made in the honor of a comrade, it creates an aura of dark matter that raises the durability of its consumer... When eaten by humans, it weakens their skeleton. >Fiasco Fruitcake: Why would you ever make this? It's a travesty, it looks like a brick and it's so terrible it makes you throw up... Humans seem to love it however... Ash Cost: 2 Why would you even waste the ash?
>>26057195>Rampart Russian1 ash
Armbrust time:Anything you'd like to say to him? Talk to him about? Ask about?Let me know so it happens!Same for Maddie!
Rolled 91>>26057195Isn't fiasco fruitcake a bit of a pleonasm?I am thinking, if we are to prepare ourselves to meet the Asher again, shouldn't we grab a new human form and plan ahead a strategy to fight the metal monster?
>>26057286True. perhaps it should just be called "The Fruitcake"
>>26057333No no no, not the fruitcake, that fruitcake.
Drawfag is back from a 2-thread posting break, since I was away from my PC to visit family. Anyone given any thought to the other undecided LV 2 forms since they're going to be used soon?
>>26057261For Armbrust chat with him in a relaxed setting, have some drinks with him, offer him the first taste of Rampart Russian.See how he's doing in the guards, what his thoughts on our current situation are, ask about how close he is to Level 2. See if he's picked up any hobbies or anything like that.Get to know him better, ask him about himself, try to puzzle out his other Quirks. See if he knows anything about the guard arrangements for the Funeral, see if he thinks he can get involved in that and infiltrate it.For Madeleine see how she's been enjoying her job lately, talk to her some about how the rest of the Family is doing, ask her to keep an eye on them when we can't. Call her pretty. Ask about what's so fun about showing off and being a tart.
>>26057373This form for Schwere is perfect.
>>26057286No, I have a plan. if he shows up at the funeral, we will walk in, wearing our Asher form, and act like a jackass. "Sorry I'm late everybody, I was too busy raping small children and innocent women, and then I remembered that the Lord's whore wife's funeral was today." and then the slaughter begins
>>26057407Do you think tackling him head on would be a good idea?Well, we do have a Noah on our side this time. I wonder if Morgan is combat capable.
>>26057373From another thread on /tg/, this with a repeating crossbow or longbow?>>26057091
>>26057395I'm partial to it myself, I might make a better picture than just that sketch.
>>26057407Well, Armbrust and Edward are easy to sneak in the funeral, being a guard and the gravekeeper respectively. I don't know about the others.
>>26057472I'm sure that most of the townsfolk are free to attend as well
>>26057407I love how evil you gentlemen can be. I simply love it.Kama's form is a mix between a weasel and a shark. She's got a very light frame and rarely ever makes direct contact with the ground as she's in nearly perpetual flight or hover.Sickle-tail blades coming off of the arms and a shark fin. Currently her ability is known to create solid blades out of the air.I'd imagine that it'd have a lunatic shark smile or perhaps something a bit more... weasel..Armbrust... I'm partial to some of the sketches from before... though if you had more ideas I'd love to see them.
>>26057432That is an excellent question. Duke, as all Noah have a special ability would you mind telling us what Morgan's is?
>>26057432Well presumably we will have the whole place trapped. Maybe this is how we spring it? Although I would prefer doing it without saying anything since giving them any time to react is probably a bad idea. We really should be planing out that ambush right now shouldn't we?
>>26057573no, we act as a distraction while the rest move into place.
Make preparations, just in case the Asher comes early.
>>26057572Well, she's obviously adept at sorcery at least.Now, we could try to use the strategy the Duke hinted at during our last encounter. Hot+Cold magic againt Asher could break his armor. We may need to upgrade our furnace heart for heat magic.
>>26057655Definitely boting to upgrade our Furnace Heart.Also, someone remind Duke of our willpower bonus against the Asher. Every little advantage helps.
>>26057758Well now that he's killed Ivan JUSTICE comes into play...
An evening out of the week, you sit down with Armbrust with two mugs of ale and Madeleine keeping busy with other drunk customers, strangely enough, two busy for you.The fire in the hearth of THe Lady's Rest is burning bright and warmed the interior well. Not that you ever had cold to complain about, it certainly feels better on your human skin.You begin your drink with Armbrust with a small cheers."So, Armbrust, how's your time in the guard been?"The guardsman is silent a moment, as he looks into the foam of his ale," Say... Jacob. Would it be alright if we used another name for me?" He looks you directly in the eyes, and you shrug and give him a little nod."Certainly my friend, what name do you go by now?"He does not smile, though you can see that he's a bit happy at that," Denis, the other guardsmen call me Denis Fletcher. I tend to fix up arrows on my free time in the barracks."You raise your eyebrow, with some intrigue as you take another sip. He suddenly takes a swig himself,"We've just about all chosen names for ourselves... Schwere just needs to decide on hers, the children on theirs, and we'll seem all the more normal won't we?"Denis stares straight ahead, seemingly upset by that," Don't you think it's a.. bit disgusting, sir?"Your face ponderous, you set your drink down," What is?" You averts his gaze, staring into his drink again," That... we emulate them. They are weak aren't they? They are weak.. yet they killed Ivan who was so..."You reach into your coat and pull out your newest creation," I call this one Rampart Russian. In memory of the friend that protected us.." You break off a piece and hand it to the demon,"Here you are, first to taste it aside from myself."As he takes the offering, he looks over the black bread in his grip, the sour aroma wafting from the loaf. His expression changes, he bites his lip."I know how much he meant to you Armbrust, you miss him as much, if not more than any one of us."
>>26057655We do have 600 exp to spend. Unfortunately, Heat Magic is Locked. i think that means we have to upgrade Furnace Heart again before we can get it. and we don't have enough for that.I'm for upgrading our chain saw teeth, grab the Devil Saw upgrade (300 exp), to cut through things better. or maybe the chain saw teeth general upgrade (500 exp) so that we can get to Body of Mouths
>>26057822We won't be getting in melee with the Asher, or most enemies, if we can avoid it.Furnace Heart is more important just wait for the 100 XP we need to hit 700.
>>26057608Im partial to the distraction being a giant explosion of some sort, only I dont know if they have gun powder at this point.Do we really have enough Akuma to just straight on ambush these guys, even with the element of surprise?
>>26057866they have gun powder, I believe. if only for cannons.>>26057860why can't we do melee? we strafe them with fire and then we move in for the kill by sawing them in half.
I think we are forgetting something important here, finding the twin Noah.Even if Morgan is useless in combat, Jasdevi is very competent in battle and could probably take on the Asher.
Hmmmm, it would seem I've misplaced my drawing folder. Ah well, this doesn't affect photoshop art, just doodles, which will have blue lines. Or maybe not, since my scanner tends to scan rather brightly.I'll start on a cleaned up version of >>26057395, and as always am open for suggestions.
>>26057904I don't think they are in Florin. we would have heard something about that.
>>26057931Wasn't there a lake in florin?I remember something about a tale involving that lake. That scene oddly remind me of our dream.
>>26057971the lake in the dream is always there when a character has a dream. it doesn't mean anything probably
>>26057866Pastor James said there were around 10 of them, right? We killed 2, so just about 8 more are left. We'll have the assistance of a Skull and ( possibly 2) Noah. All told, that's 13 in all (6 level 2's). We're good.
>>26057898We can against some things, but a melee focused exorcist, we keep our distance and abuse our magic, in most cases we should use our speed to keep a safe distance, we're less likely to get hurt that way.For melee we give Madeleine some Black Bread and some Rampant Russian and let her go to town on them.
>>26058043oh god. a stronger and more durable Madeleine. there are no breaks on that rape train
>>26058043Imagine Madeleine buffed with both of our bread.Two stat buff over her already sky high stats.
>>26058028I was just thinking stealing some gunpowder and putting it in the graves around where the duchess will be buried might make for a good opening act to our little party
>>26058108no no no. we obviously attack them inside the church. remember, the doors only open one way.
>>26057807Got a question for you dearest duke. What happens when we mix our poison in red wine?Is it easily noticeable?
He eats the piece of bread, and you feel your body heat up at the thought of Asher as he shudders with raw emotion.Chewing it, and calming himself," Thank you Faefnir.. Thank you for remembering him.. He lives on in our memories.. He lives on so long as we live."With a grim conviction, you lean over and whisper to him," We will get The Asher.." Denis's eyes lock upon yours, still as oil before burning with your resolve," We will get him and we will kill him. We will tear his body to shreds, litter it with poison and arrows. It matters not. We will kill him."Armbrust nods, he nods and he finally smiles, his wickedness coming through. Though just for a moment, and then it's gone. "Yes... we will.. Yes.."The two of you enjoy another round of drink, and Maddie abusing some drunk that swat her tush,"Hey now, how now. One more time, I didn't feel it!" You see the man give her a good swat before she turns around and smacks him back," Yes, yes, that's how you do it. I like it rough, don't you good men like it so? Strong and hard, Big and dangerous."The slapped man is out cold, but the others are whooing her like lovesick puppies.You laugh a bit at that and she looks at you before snapping her head away with a "hmph!"But you swear you see a coy smile from the side..."So, I needed to ask you, Denis.. Have you been informed of the guard setup for the funeral proceedings?"Armbrust furrows his brow at that, and slowly shakes his head," Unfortunately, we've been told little, to nothing... only that we likely won't be on duty for the funeral.I get the feeling that they've noticed us slipping around our patrols, people disappearing even when there should be an eye on the route.. The Knight-commander, Arnold Hunter's been giving me a weird look lately as well.. In fact, he gives it to all of the guardsman. Likely, he sees us all as failures or cowards."
>>26058185actually, my plan is to use Jacqueline's poison. to paralyze them.
Armbrust takes a quick swig and shakes his head again," Yeah, I'm sorry. As far as I know, the Guard will not be at the funeral at all."That's... ill to hear of Denis.. very ill.. We'll do what we can. Keep me updated."Armbrust nods to you, his eyes sharp again," Yes sir, as always."
>>26057914Wendel and Kralle as Level 2s.Wendel is going to be very lightning based and mechanical. Maybe a humanoid with lightning forming parts of him I'm not really sure. For Kralle maybe a Praying Mantis influence, long sharp claws/blades, light insect wings, maybe 4-6 wings, not the biggest Akuma, very fast.
>>26058202Why not both?
>>26058232because I'm not sure if Jacqueline's poison is clear or not. also, if commoners are allowed at the funeral, I plan on taking the female baker with us, and giving everyone the order before hand to not kill her. we're going to give her a most generous offer. I'd prefer not to have her turn to dust before we do so. paralyzed or otherwise disposed, however, is fine.
>>26058078Maddie could easily become the crux of our operation against the Asher. We might want everyone focusing on supporting her.
>>26058232also, our blood oil won't mix with the wine. Still not sure about Jacqueline's venom, we'll have to see about that.
>>26058214Any last questions for Armbrust(Denis)?>>26058216 Kralle's L3 is set to become a "Claw Fairy" An insectoid humanoid with horrible sharp claws for ripping and tearing.A praying Mantis/ Raptor influence could be very interesting if combined properly.. >>26058185It would turn the Wine Black.>>26058202 Hmm..
>>26058314ask him how close he is to lvl 2.
>>26058271What kind of offer? What use would we have of a ordinary baker? I hardly think an ordinary person would willingly become an Akuma or Skull or Akuma. Tricking her into a deal with the Doctor is our best bet for converting her.
>>26058314Ask him more about the Commander, his strengths, weaknesses, patterns. If we have a good opportunity to take him down before the funeral it'll disrupt their operations.
>>26058376we could use an akuma with a human form of a mature older woman. and I'm more for phrasing it like this. "I will give you a choice. either A. become one with the very soul of the loved one that God, in his infinite cruelness, took away from you. or B. I kill you right here."
>>26058421>we could use an akuma with a human form of a mature older woman.Why?
Nice to see the family is coming into their own sense of self.
>>26058483because reasons are you saying you don't want another baker in our lovely family?
>>26058518I'm for as many Akuma as we can get I was just wondering why a middle aged woman would be especially useful
>>26058565i had a reason, I really did. then I kind of forgot it.
>>26058421Yeah, I don't see the benefit of that plan at all. Akuma are created from a person's grief over a loved one's death. Fear of dying doesn't help. The previous plan of forming an emotional connection with her, reminding her of her husband's death, and feeding her our bread is more fitting.
>>26058586meh. maybe I'm just thinking of another kind of Faustian deal.
"This... Commander Hunter. What could you tell me about him? Strengths? Weaknesses? patterns? We may have opportunity to take him out before the funeral, hm?"Armbrust sips what's left of his third ale, thinking intently."He makes us all rise from the barracks at the break of dawn, I always need to be inmmy cot before then to avoid suspicion so I'd figure that he's a man that goes to bed early himself. He's in full armor at that time, I wouldn't be surprised if the man sleeps in it. He runs the night-shift of guards through drills before they turn in, and takes the first patrol of the day around the perimeter of Florin with a second cross member that carries no weapon. Commander has three extended spikes from his Rose Cross, and his companion, two. Should show their ranking.After the first patrol, he eats at the barracks, after noon patrol, he's back for lunch, and then after evening, dinner.He doesn't bunk with the other guardsman, he returns to the Red Watchtower marked by the Cross Banner. I haven't been inside. They don't let anyone outside of the red but suspects and the black inside.I'm sorry, but that's all I've gathered."He shyly sips down the last of his drink and holds his head, you give a pleased smile," You've given me more than enough. Good work Denis."He sits up straight again and gives a curt nod,"Thank you sir.""One last thing now, Denis, I had been.. wondering.. Just how close are you to your second level?"Armbrust gives you a wicked, yet gloomy smile. Once more, just a moment, before stoicism" I have achieved it, sir. I've increased my fire rate and accuracy. Every fifth bolt is a tracer bolt. It forces the others to target on that mark. I'm sorry if it's not more impressive."::Armbrust Time, end.:::::Time for Madeleine!::
>>26058618Being dead probably sucks less than powering an akuma
>>26058656oh, it's not like it's HER soul that power's the akuma. it would obviously be the husband. but yeah i gues the emotional approach is better.
>>26058642>Every fifth bolt is a tracer bolt. It forces the others to target on that mark.Thats pretty flipping cool
Some of your nights, you hunted in these past two weeks.. Quite successful at that, slipping through the streets, keeping to the shadows..With your smoke, you'd asphyxiate a wandering person and take them from the street, or their home if they weren't being stupid that night. You never did have the most ideal lengths of time to have your way with them however..You'd have liked to peel off their skin, pop off their nails, let them watch their own bowels spill out... You made do with the time you could.. And did some of these things.. Cleaning up the mess was the worst part.Dumping them in the River though? That was the easier.They'd dissolve within a day thanks to your poison after all..>Exp gained, 300!>Total exp 900!Maddie time's coming up for real now!
>>26058642also, sweet, we now have 5 lvl 2s in our family. hopefully we can convince those lovely sister's to join us as well. Madeleine needs a frienemy in tartiness
>>26058723pretty sure its both
>>26058656The problem, however, is that Akuma aren't created that way.
>>26058746Excellent, upgrade Furnace Heart to 5/5.
>>26058768agreed. after we get heat magic, then can we please upgrade our chainsaw maw? I have a good feeling about the Body of Mouths.
>>26057394>For Madeleine see how she's been enjoying her job lately, talk to her some about how the rest of the Family is doing, ask her to keep an eye on them when we can't. Call her pretty.>Ask about what's so fun about showing off and being a tart.Going with this general idea if there's nothing else you'd like to run by her.
>>26058750We need to instigate a tartoff in every town from now on.>>26058746Another vote to upgrade furnace heart
>>26058746Let's get heat magic ASAP, probably the best way to take out Asher.
>>26058750Let's be sparing in who we add to our family. Despite our recent... independent attitude, it wouldn't do to deprive our Dearest Delightfully Dapper Duke of his eyes and ears, which non family akuma are.
>>26058768Eh, I 'm having a rather bad case of art block since I can't use my usual supplies... That being said, here's a slightly nicer version of the other design, with a bit more of a robe motif because magic. Also added the upside-down cross.
>>26058805yes. i like it>>26058809I like the way you think.
>>26058830Ya got some talent there drawbro, bravo.
>>26058828b-b-but I want a nun!
>>26058805Get some drinking in with her as well.Also, run some ideas on planning the Funeral "party" by her. Poisoning drinks, setting up explosives, choking with Smoke, freezing them with Edward, yadda yadda. Get any ideas she has and just chat about murder and death.
>>26058924oh jeez, i may have found us a L2 for our lazy new ice-bro.>>26052383
>>26058912admittedly, a nun would be fun... might even fill her oven with a bun. that joke is awefull though it isn't a pun. ok, it really is time to be done.
>>26058828The good Duke has other people, humans he has paid off with his vast fortune, that are aiding in the demise of mankind. I forget what they are called (been a LONG time since that chapter/episode) but they are there. So he has information beyond that which the Akuma relay back to him.Thus I say that "Enemy" Akuma get an offer, join our loving family, or become EXP for it. If we think you're about to betray, you become EXP anyway. Because nobody fucks with the family, not even other family members.
>>26058924I know. We need to eat the corpse of the Lord's wife taking it on as our new disguise. Then we give the Lord a super double plus unholy surprise. Would involve losing the Asher but would allow us to scar the minds of our fellow Akuma forever by getting in a tart-off with Madeline to see what's so great about it.
>>26058924I still don't see why we want to set up explosives. since the guard isn't going to be there, an explosion would alert them that something is up. can't we just do a nice, quiet slaughter in a church?>>26059000see pic
>>26059003i think we've been told not to attack other akuma. I doubt the earl would like us to outright destroy his eyes and ears.
>>26059003That's not really a good idea. Look they're doing the Doctor's work, they aren't part of our family but as long as they don't go after us we leave well enough alone and work together.
>Shwere L3 or L4>>26053424
>>26059067well, maybe not make them a part of our family. make them travelling companions. they don't have to listen to us.
>>26059054>>26059067Only so much EXP to go around and I think I'm being reasonable. They do get an offer, an offer that has many benefits. Backup, camaraderie, the chance to help with a Noah's R&D with the promise of working to find more of these wonderful people, and serving under the Good Duke's Favorite Akuma...I don't think any self-respecting Akuma would refuse!
>>26059133actually, that's not true. we don't get experience for getting a kill. we get EXP for helping to cause and seeing a kill
Well I see it like this.If they ask to come with us, they can. Don't specifically ask, they are needed by Matoria for her research, it would be rude to take her servants away. Just because we are independent, the other Akuma are tools for the Duke.
>>'26059133EXP is NOT divided. Only EXP gained from eating Akuma isn't shared.
>>26059165Man that's badly worded. Remember to proofread, kids!
>>26059165i suspect that after the funeral, we will be all be moving town, Morgan included
Guys quite frankly the Family is getting rather large as is. Also I came across interesting tidbit reading through the manga. Most exorcists assume that anyone trying to approach them unexpectedly is an akuma.Captcha nausapa cherubCaptcha wants us to get to lvl 4 already
>>26059213>we will all be moving townwow, look at me derp
>>26059164>>26059190Ah but if nobody from the family is around to see or cause the kill the family was robbed of potential EXP you see. We desire the prosperity and upgrading of the family, anyone in there will do, just so long as SOMEONE in the family gets that EXP. If someone outside the family is getting EXP then we're being cheated!
Coming back to the Lady's rest from a private session of cards with Schwere, you're still giving her instruction, and helping her practice.. not making guilty faces as she tries to tell obvious lies and not so obvious ones."I won twenty silver off of a man the other night when I wasn't playing with you." Her brow is furrowed harshly."You're lying."Her brow tenses up even more," No.. No I'm not." "It's written all over your face."She squeezes her eyes shut and resumes a blank, stoic, deadpan expression," I bluffed a man, telling him he was wearing my underwear." Her expression starts to look like she just ate something sour," When he took off his trousers to check his breeches, I took em! Took his trousers right from his bum!" Her brow is in full furrow is she tries to straighten out her face."I believe that'd be something I'd do Schwere," You hear Madeleine's voice, as she struts up to the two of you in her barmaid skirts. You realize how late it is without any other patrons, or rather, the ones that ARE here are asleep.The barkeep's gone ahead and begun to wipe out the mugs with some rags and set them up behind the counter and by the tap.It's really just you, Schwere, and Maddie.The Mage looks at Maddie with her face still again," Ah, that's right. Though you'd do more than just steal his trousers, you'd take all the bottoms too!" Schwere laughs like a drunk.. you weren't aware that she could get drunk, or maybe she's just having fun?"Madeleine pouts to you," Again, you two were out again while I work here. I thought you cared about me Jacob, why are you paying more attention to Schwere?"Her lips jut out in a pout, quivering as though she's about to cry. Hands drawn up into her bosom.Schwere lightly pounds against your chest," Jacob, Jacob, why... why are you so mean to Maddie, you're about to make her.. you're gonna make her cry Jacob."You roll your eyes, not buying it. but ... she is right, you have neglected her.
>>26059228there are no shortage of humans. we aren't trying to make an enemy of all akuma. that will not go over well with the Duke.
>Write in?>Carry on with the plan.
>>26059258go along with the Keikaku
>>26059258Very well she will have Faefnir to herself for the remainder of the day.
>>26059258Spoil her with a night out in the town. Do the plan in-between bouts of MERRY MAKING.
>>26059228So, are we to assume that you've stopped arguing for your point and are just having fun with us? Because I'm totally down with that.And if you weren't, just say that you were.
I'm completely drawing a blank on what to do for Armbust, er, Denis. Maybe a knight with a large, rapid-fire crossbow? I can't think of any real way to make him sufficiently inhuman for a L2 though. Maybe just make him unnaturally large/thin, or an open helm with a skull? I wanted something guard-themed to match his personality.
>>26059374>>26059255that's my arguement
>>26059306>>26058805This plan.>>26059013Get the Lord to ingest some of our bread and get him REALLY drunk.Approach him in the form of his dead wife. Pretend to be her ghost. Tell him some lie like God will let her return for one day if he called out for her.Transform Lord into Akuma. Install a Skull to act as a sort of shadow adviser for him until he's sane. Boom bam, Florin is converted into a secret Noah installation.
>>26059426He's got crossbow racks (I have no idea how that looks) on his shoulders.Have you played Metal Gear Rising? Look at Sundowner's design. Maybe have the racks form a kind of....shield thing on his back. And he can spread them out and aim them at stuff. Like a mobile artillery battery (but with arrows).
>>26059449that will never work, I can guarantee that.
>>26059492Eh, yeah. He's too close to the Crimson Cross.But I'm hoping that those who aren't directly part of that organization or the Order would be more susceptible. Like Teresa was, who, while being a member of the Order, was just a Finder and was not a devotee. We converted her even though she knew of the process by which Akuma are made, remember?
>>26059478Ah, that helps quite a bit. I think I'll give him a more mechanical look than our other Akuma, fitting for his stoic demeanor.
>>26059539Mechanical works. What about a gatling gun-type set up that fires his bolts? The racks on either arm, and a converting megaman-like hand-to-cannon?That may be more appropriate for L3 though...I remember these drafts here.
>>26059588Can Armbrust/Denis develop trick arrows in the future?
>>26059644I like how you think sir. Having a "Black Arrow" if you catch my drift on the team would be most helpful.
>>26059671And to clarify, I'm making a /co/ reference.
>>26059258So what are we doing here?2 votes are for going along with the plan and 2 votes for making Maddie happy (with 1 vote having the caveat of asking her questions in the downtime between activities).
"Schwere, you're usually better at sensing a bluff, it's what she's doing right now, my dear Madeleine's just faking it" You roll your hand and suffer a stepped on foot, causing you to gasp reflexively in pain.As she puts real weight on it, she twists it," Oh, my dear Jacob, whyever would you call me a liar?"You shake your head with a wince," I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. It's time for Madeleine. Now. Now is Madeleine time."She grins and almost shoves Schwere away, that just happens to stumble, staying on her feet, and walking towards the stairs," Bed-time for Schwere. You two have fun." She gives you a wave as she rounds up to the second flight.Madeleine grips your arm tight," THis place is dead, let's find somewhere fun!"The two of you hop about going to nearly every Tavern on the lakeside, finding them all to be in the process of closing, hell you even need to avoid guards at this hour."Typically people aren't out this late, some are scared, paranoid about the demons. It's silly right? It's... fun to be the demons, isn't it?" She smiles at you, looking up, as you're slightly taller.Her dirty blonde hair catches some of the waxing moon's light, and you think to your dreams for a moment, the ones where the moons have been slowly rising, night after night.. from either horizon. You haven't seen the two glowing bodies since that first night...Maddie seems to notice your mental distancing, and she snaps her fingers in your face," Faefnir, did you hear me? "You shake your head and look at her, breasts pushed out by her tight dress as she leans over, looking into your eyes," I had things to tell you."With a blink," Ah, yes, I'm.. I'm sorry. What were we speaking of?" You hadn't heard the start."Rumors, I was telling you about the rumors I've picked up." She looks out across the moonlit lake from the little alley the two of you are hiding away in, predators in the night."An exorcist has arrived, from what the people are saying.."
>>26059588After some thought, I think I rather like the Scorpion look. Make his claws usable as either additional crossbows or shields when needed. I'll work on some other ideas for a Scorpion.Scorpion also assumes he'd be less agile and more durable, a mechanical battle tank of sorts.
>>26059717Ah yes, there we have it. The complication.Hope it's the Asher and not something worse.
>>26059735well, the bishop was on his way to the last town we were in- oh shit
>>26059449Ok then, the plan, I like it. Character Development and all. Plus I like girls like her. The ones that lay it all out on the table up front. Such girls are rare. Danger and Play, she has her way then gets EXP by ending them after a good session of receiving the Descartes. She literally sends them to heaven!
>>26059757It's been about 2 weeks.I had hoped that our plan to mislead them would have given us more time. So either they exterminated all the potential Akuma we left behind and figured none of them would have been strong enough to ransack Temes, what with there having been an Exorcist in it.
>>26059797An epiphany! L2 Denis! With the ability to fire "arrows" (Bone or metal spikes) from it's mouth in rapid succession! I'd give it an additional pair of limbs, for forearms so it would be quadrupedal.
"An exorcist? Could it be... The Asher?"Maddie shakes her head," I don't think so. It seems the descriptions tell he wears a sword on his belt that seems to glow within its sheathe. I don't remember the Asher carrying a sword, do you?"You think.. a sword... was there a sword... did he wear a sword?"Anything else to identify?"Madeleine thinks to herself,"A sword, and no helm... I was hard-pressed to obtain more information than that... I'm sorry..">Anything to say?>No, carry on.
Arg, I lost track of time! I'm off to work, drawbro out! I'll be back around 3ish, so if anyone is still up I can make some art.Time to phone lurk!
>>26059881I'd say give the wings armor as well so that they can fold into shields or thick armor. Armbrust's durability is actually rather high now, though his agility is about medium. 3-4
>>26059894Reassure Maddie. Keep her confidence up. We've got 13 on our side. The number of the Noah. A baker's dozen. 7 Level 2's. (Possible 2) Noah. A Skull.We'll kill this Exorcist.But tell her to be on the lookout for any other rumors. It's possible that this Exorcist isn't alone and was just meant to draw our attention. There may be others in hiding.
>>26059894OH JOY. We have a Kanda on our hands. RETREAT!!!!
>>260599373am or pm? Time differences... hehe...
>>26059943Hey Duke, would it be possible to stockpile enough bread for the entire family? Strength and Durability and some loaves of Regeneration? I want us all to be prepared before the funeral. We've got some mausoleums to ransack, so fuel for our baking shouldn't be a problem, right?
>>260599593 AM eastern 'murica time.
Rolled 10>>26059733>>26059733You mean like this?
>>26059970The ash can be from any source. I'll include that in Faefnir's preparations. The entire family will have all buffing bread types.>>26059945Any other input? Is that all you'd like to hear from her?
>>26059779Ya just done described why smart people play Traditional Games. Only a man who can really think would ever come up with such an insane weapon that utterly works in universe.GM prep is hard for a reason. They may be dealing with a true tactical genius. It is almost impossible to prepare for such players.Throw what you think is an inescapable situation at them. You were not through enough, there was a way, you simply didn't see it. But they did. Can you Deal With It?
>>26060007I just remembered something. Schwere still has that spell that makes stuff magnetic. this is good
>>26060006Lets ask if she heard any other rumor. Anything out of the ordinary happening in town.>>26059957Well we still have a Noah with us.
>>26059971Regenerating Lotus?Would the Order have the technology to create Second Exorcists at this point in time? I thought Kanda and his friend were the only successes.So either this version has an inferior version of Kanda's "lotus" due to less advanced technology or his was achieved through different methods.>>26060058Which reminds me, what IS Schwere's special ability? Gravity Magic is her specialty, but it's not her Level 2 special ability.Madeleine got some sort of forcefield, Klaire can create invisible blades, Denis shoots tracking arrows; what can Schwere do?
>>26059588How about -THESE-, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO6I5OZpRDI Imagine, Dennis with rows of those hexagon shaped launchers modified to be back mounted... Now imagine the carnage his tracer arrows will inflict.
>>26059971You know, this may be a blessing in disguise.If he can't unsheathe his blade, he can't fight right?At the funeral, we could have maddie take a seat behind him. Right before we attack, she can probably immobilize him with her bulk and strength before he unsheathe his blade. Doubly so if everyone in the room is affected by the paralysis poison.
>>26060219I don't even understand what that sword's ability was.And why can't he unsheathe the blade?
>>26060219Now, did I ever say it was Mugen?Did I ever say he was Kanda? I simply said prepare..
>>26060219no, bad idea. Let's use Schwere's Magnetism spell to either weigh down the sword with tons of armor, or to disarm him.let's NOT endanger Madeleine. she is still kind of a personal trophy of ours.
>>26059971So, I'm hoping you don't make the fight more difficult just because we got the buffs of our bread.When the player gets stronger, fights get more interesting because of the variety of options that open up, both for the player and the enemy, rather than because the numerical difficulty rose up as well.
"Any other rumors that've come across your ears?" You touch Madeleine's cheek and push her hair behind her ear, causing her to give you a little smile.She turns away from you, walking partway out into the moonlight."Nothing that we haven't caused. People speak of their cheating spouses, no good husbands and wives, lazy children that don't tie their own shoes..." She looks back to you,"her eyes glowing a ghastly gold with reptilian slits," And demons lurking about in the night. As I said, things we don't already know." She turns her back to you and stretches with her arms behind her, likely pushing her bust out."I did.. want to speak with you about your visits to Morgan... you've gone to see her... almost every day, haven't you? I don't like it.. What she almost made you do. What she's taken from us. First Ivan, and then->Will you cut her off there?>No, let her go on.>Anything to say after?
>>26060290 The fight was already set to be very difficult. I'm not raising the difficulty any more. However you'll all need to make sure that the family is ready for it.
>>26060306>Will you cut her off there?She didn't take Ivan from us. The Asher did.He's responsible for his death, and we'll have his head.
>>26060306>No, let her go on.Let her vent, but correct her about Ivan. The Asher killed him, not the Noah.
>>26060306"Without the Noah, we would not exist. That one act alone demands a certain level of respect. However, it is good that you're angry at what she did, but we must move past that to reach our mutual goals.We should not judge Morgan on that one incident. She has sympathized with us before and I do not believe she will ever force anything like that upon us again. I'm sure the stresses of this war and her responsibilities pushed her into such a rash action."Feel free to modify as needed.
>>26060306>No, let her go onShe needs to get this off her chest and we would look better if we listened to her.>Anything to say after?Firstly, The Asher killed Ivan. Secondly, Morgan is still an ally despite her... indescretions. Basically, right now we both need each other due to the next reason. Thirdly, our enemies, the exorcists and the Crimson Cross are allied and winning, so this is an alliance that we both need in order to win the war.
>>26060306cut her off."I'm sorry, my dear Madeleine, but that is incorrect. She did not take Ivan from us. The Asher did. and we will make him pay."
>>26060343So long as we have a chance of devouring his sorry exorcist ass. Such "Ironman" fucktards deserve the very worst our family has to deliver.>>26060418Indeed. The Noah are on our side. If worse comes to worse, the Good Duke will put that fucker in their place. Only Generals stand a chance against such a great man! Too bad for them, that Generals are quite a rare thing...
>>26060306If anyone is responsible for Ivan's death, it's me. We already freed Morgan, we could've left at anytime... But I pushed you all to stay and fight. I was overconfident, high on battle. Morgan is not to blame.
>>26060491That's debatable as the Noah may decide that the family is too large a risk to be left alive. For now they are allies, and nothing more.
>>26060493If we left right after that we would have been pursued and hunted down. Without the burning city and the Asher's rage they'd have followed us all the way to Florin.
Her talk of Ivan and morgan's got your blood boiling, you hiss and give her a low growl, giving her immediate pause iin her speech," My... dear Madeleine." Your tone is strict, commanding," You seem to forget, that it was The Asher that killed Ivan, not Morgan. We will make that man pay for his crime in due time, however I will not simply stand by and have you insult not only Morgan's name, but Ivan's memory. Do I make myself clear, my dear?"She turns to you, almost glaring," Faefnir, you seem to forget that she ordered us to raze that village."You return," And I confirmed her command. Will you be blaming me now?"Madeleine seems to be taken aback, yet she starts to concede,"I.. I just don't want you, or Schwere, or Armbrust, or Kama, Kralle, Wendel... I don't want any of us to get hurt... I don't want anyone else to die.. She was willing to kill you, to take you away from us. You can understand that feeling, right?"She looks you in the eye again, defiant once more," If it was between that... Witch or the Family, would you be willing to choose her over us? If she told me to self destruct and I couldn't bring myself to resist the command?">What now, charming?
>>26060631"I would of course rip her apart with my own teeth.
>>26060631Of course we would command her not to self-destruct. And if that didn't work, if Morgan's power over them overrode their loyalty to us, we would argue with Morgan. Make her see reason; that our lives would be wasted on such a small act. And if that failed, we would sever ties with the Noah. Because, just as they would not subject themselves to ever living under God's tyranny, we will not under theirs. We are not afraid of sacrificing ourselves, but we will not do so without just cause and if it was not the last resort. We will not waste our lives at their whim.
>>26060631"I would command you not to die. Make no mistake the family are different from the Noah."Said it before, and I'll say it again. Noah are allies, not family.
>>26060631WIihout even the hint of a doubt, I would always choose the family first Madeleine. If anything threatens the family, be it a Noah, an exorcist or an Akuma, I will destroy it.
>>26060631"Madeleine, we are allies with the noah, but they are not our family. May we never come to such a choice, since it could only stem from a betrayal by the Noah, at which point I think it likely that we would cease to be allies, and things would get... very interesting. We are family first, above and beyond and before all other things."
>>26060631"If it ever comes to that then I have failed you all, and myself. We're dangerous to the noah, and they are dangerous to us. We both know that. Which is why I've gone to such great lengths to cement us as allies to a cause, and great assets. Because if it came to them hunting us, along with exorcists we wouldn't stand a chance. What I do, I do for you. For Ivan. For schwere, armbrust, claire, kralle, and wendel."
>>26060727>>26060729>>26060811>>26060870So basically, we reaffirm our loyalty to the family and that, while we will follow the Noah, we will NOT do so blindly and that, if they as a whole should ever treat us like trash, we won't hesitate to rebel?
"I would command you not to die," You say that calmly, and walk over to her, putting a hand on her shoulder, a sad, almost innocent look from her Golden eyes.She's about to say something, however you put a finger to her lips, halting that."Madeleine, we are allies with the Noah. But they are not out family. Should it ever come to be, such a betrayal could only stem from their side, at which point.." You unleash the volatile red glow of your furnace heart through your eyes,"I would rip her, and them apart with my very own teeth..."You regain your composure and she nods, bringing her arms around you for a chaste embrace," Faefnir, I'm sorry... I'm just scared. Jacqueline and Lisa from that night, they haven't been coming near us.. I just don't trust the Noah right now. I never.. I never doubted you. I just don't trust them after what they almost did to us."You return the embrace and pet her hair," Remember this Madeleine, we are dangerous to the Noah, as much as they are to us. If they ever did... turn against us... things would... Well.. they'd get interesting to say the least.. We won't live under God's Tyranny and we won't suffer the Noah's either if they make it so. Just trust this, alright?"She shoves off of you, and turns around to sniffle, her curly blond hair catching light again," Alright. Just don't forget what you said Faefnir.. We're all counting on you... Just as much as we're here for you."> Any last words for this encounter?
>>26061054We don't follow the Noah, we're working with them.
I've got nothing. Just remind her that family always stays together.
"Let's go look for some fun, Maddie."
>>26061434There we go.
"Let's go look for some fun, Maddie."She looks at you, a smile on her face, right before relaxing and resting her head upon your shoulder, pulling you in for a tighter embrace," I've had enough fun for tonight, Let's just.. stay like this for a little while... alright?"You return the tightening embrace,"If you insist..""I do.">End Scene.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -You're back in this dream again... you've had it every night... Every single blasted night.You look up at the sky, the stars have stopped spinning," Well.. that's unusual." You think out loud... or did you even open your mouth?The Decrepit black woods have no winds hissing through their branches, the countless children of shadow stare from the break in the woods.You look at your own hands again. Not Jacob or Faefnir. You're not either on of them here.The children continue to stare. They're not playing. They're not laughing.They're not dancing.And they're not singing.The moons sit up in the sky.. in positions of 11 and 1 in symmetry.You look forward at the pond that exists here as the wood and shadow children enscircle this entire scene.The luminous bodies are back, and this time they're staring at you while holding hands... Their black crown of Crosses upon their heads..The world here is still... you almost anticipate that you'll be falling into a pit any time now, like you have almost every other night."You love them, don't you?"The voice rings out from everywhere, and the children of shadow stir, yet your intuition tells you, it's one of the luminous beings speaking."It's alright to love them. If they're family, they'll love you back." A different voice, another, this one... feminine? The children begin to reach for you at that part, yet they never shy away from their wood.This is the first time the dream's spoken to you out of song.> Approach the Shadow children.> Approach the Luminous beings.> Anything you'd like to ask, or say?> Do nothing.
Will we get any time to lure our bakery boss to the dark side? If we do, I suggest we postpone it. Don't want to accidentally alert the Exorcist. Level 1s aren't exactly skilled at being subtle.
>>26061526Now then, I guess we are going to prepare for the Funeral. Gentlemen, prepare the Panic Button
>>26061756>>26061747Right after a brief dream sequence. <3 This may, or may not help you in the near future.
>>26061742Approach the luminous beings.
>>26061742let's approach the luminous beings. I'm very curious about this.
>>26061747If we can slaughter the exorcist and the red cross in the church quietly (well, semi-quietly) we can then convert her before leaving town
>>26061742Ask why the children are afraid to leave their forest, and head into said forest.
>>26061742Approach the shadow children (obviously representing akuma) but keep an eye on the luminous beings.ask them "Where are you?"
>>26061830Dude, we're level 2. competent exorcists routeenly take on level 3s. We're lucky to survive encounters, and we won't win them unless our strategy is Deity tier (or our luck, either one).
>>26061922that is why we have the paralyzing wine, duh
You look to the luminous beings, and then to the children, they reach for you, they beckon for you to come with them, to hide in the wood...You try to give them a smile, and failing that give them a gesture with your hand to settle them as you approach the beings of light," Why are.. the children afraid to leave their forest?"The male voice speaks, echoing throughout this place once more," Their home lies in Carnage. Death, Decay."The female," It is not that they are scared.The male," It is that they cannot."The two point at you... no.. behind you.With a turn, you see six children of shadow standing behind you. Perhaps they had always been behind you.. have you ever turned around in this place?You see a grave among them, with white flowers atop of it."Eight have been pulled from the wood." The male states."Only you may drag them out into the beauty of this world."They both nod, and speak together,"You are the one that will make them cry when another dies."The world begins to get distorted, the plane shifting and turning. The faces of the shadow children remain blank, yet the ones by the grave seem to frown, and reach for you, grabbing your hand just as you begin to fall.A discordant voice rings through the twisting land,"yOu mUSt cHooSE. wILl yOU lEt thEM GO?!"And then a whisper," Will you betray them?"> Hold on> Let go
>>26062054we don't have it yet.
>>26058642>Every fifth bolt is a tracer bolt. It forces the others to target on that mark. I'm sorry if it's not more impressive."the Duke used my idea, yay
>>26062067Hold on man. We must hold on
>>26062067hold on, but let go if they're going to get pulled down with us.
>>26062067Hold on.Also.Adam and Eve?
>>26062067> Hold onI am curious as to what will happen.
>>26062162no. Jasdevi. we've been over this
You reaffirm your grip even as the rest of this world is torn away. The moon and still stars dissolving, the decrepit wood and the confined shadow children fade away.For a moment, the free childe that's holding your hand seems to be slipping, however another grabs you by the wrist, and another lends it power, the lot of them pulling you up even as you feel the bottomless empty void swelling around you.They finally pull you up and they all gather around to embrace you, only this little plot of land left.For the first time in this dream, you didn't fall.With that realization, you slowly awake. The first time you haven't been shocked awake in two weeks."Never let them go," You hear those two voices whisper..You shake your head slowly,"I.. I won't.." You look to your hand, and clench it into a fist.You have two days to prepare for the funeral, it will occur on the third day...>Next post will compile things that you already know about the event.
>>26062312The bond of Noah is telling us to never let our family down. This is an interesting turn of events.
>>26062359Well, it kinda makes sense that Jasdevi would understand us better than the other noah, afterall, they share the deepest connection possible.
>>26062359>Jasdevi is total family bro
The Guard>According to Dennis, the Town Guard will not be attending the Funeral, he has recently informed you that it will be open to the townspeople, and that the guard will in fact be gathering everyone together to pay their respects for Lady Florin's funeral.>Madeleine has informed you of rumors pertaining to an exorcist having come into Florin. Nothing that details The Asher... which honestly surprises you given the pure rage he had for his brother's murder. You almost wanted him to show up so that you could have your revenge...>Morgan has created two more skulls out of people that the sisters have captured, apostates that didn't even realize they had the gift of magic till it was too late.>Fonso, the cursed gypsy will be meeting with Morgan today, you'll need to pick him up, or simply let him go to her on your own. Madeleine's words still bother you somewhat.> Andrea doesn't expect you to work today, in fact she's taking the day off to prepare for the bake of tomorrow's night for the Funeral. If there was a time to speak with her, it would be now.> Klaire and the children know the city streets better than anyone in the family, they know the routes.> Pastor James has informed you that the funeral service will be upon the docks and at the lakeside nearest to the church.>Edward has informed you that the Mausoleum's full. They'll be burning the body upon the water. "No skin off my bones, less work for me right?" He chuckled at that.> You still can't get in contact with Jacqueline and Lisa. >Morgan informs you that Maashima, the noah of Pity will be arriving to pay his "respects" during the funeral... and that Alice will be here as well.. Though she will not be directly involved.>Morgan reports the Crimsons have destroyed nearly all the other demons created since in Florin, save for your family, Jacqueline, and Lisa.
>You don't have an insider for the funeral planning, so you don't know of a way to get to the food or wine besides through Andrea's baked goods. Pastor James will not have any interaction with it, though he may insist to "bless it." It may cause severe suspicion to fall upon him.>What's your first course of action?
>>26062669>Morgan informs you that Maashima, the noah of Pity will be arriving to pay his "respects" during the funeral... and that Alice will be here as well.. Though she will not be directly involved.This is interesting. Can we expect their help if shit goes down?
Also!I have not yet adjusted the stat sheet for exp expenditure...What will you gentlemen upgrade with 900 exp?!
>>26062359It's not an exact fit, but our relationship with Morgan and Bondomu (possibly) somewhat mirrors the relationships Allen had with Tiki and Road (respectively). Some Rampart Russian....some Bouncer Bread....maybe a Fruitcake or two should be given as samples, to prove to the guests that, while the food looks strange, they taste great....>>26062749Maashima will help. Alice won't.>You almost wanted him to show up so that you could have your revenge...Tempting fate there, Duke.>>26062669>>26062690Okay, can we have the Skulls prepare some sort of spell around the lake that will nullify or at least dampen the abilities of the Crimson?Let's go pay Andrea a visit, gents? We need to replace her food with ours.....We need to talk to Morgan later, along with Jacqueline, Lisa, and the rest of our family. We need to know what we all can do so that we can maximize our abilities' potential to the fullest.We should expect the Exorcist to be present at the funeral. Gotta start making precautions, guys.>>26062793Furnace Heart, guys?How much did it cost to unlock Smoke Magic anyway? 100? We could potentially get Heat Magic mid-battle with the Exorcist and the Crimson Cross.
>>26062793A lot of people (including me) suggested furnace heart earlier.Not sure if it will help much against the swordman through.
>>26062847Correction: I meant to say 300, for the price of Smoke Magic.
>>26062690go to the church, ask the Pastor if he knows where Jacqueline is. we ask her if her she can collect her venom in a vial, what color is the venom, does it paralyze instantly or does it take time. though, I imagine, if it is usually instant, it's probably because it gets in the blood. if it's ingested, it will take a little longer then we go and pick up the cursed gypsy and bring him to Morgan.>>26062793Upgrade Furnace Heart.
>>26062690There will be a procession for the funeral, so we should ask the children which streets would give the most exposure to the lord. On the day of the funeral we can send Denis to scout out the people near the lord and plan accordingly.If it's only the one exorcist we might be able to get away with setting the lake on fire and killing him in the distraction.
>>26062892I got a feeling that pentacle man might be an important factor in this story. Better not leave anything to risk. So yeah, let's go escort him.
>>26062893We can use our smoke magic to make sure that none of the smoke is visible from the town.
>>26062929of course, we'll have to go as Asher... And that new Exorcist might recognize us if her knows the Exorcist Asher, since I imagine that the brothers were always together... hm....
>>26062793Finish off Furnace Heart, and then upgrade Gravity Magic.
>>26062958Yes. Make sure to hide our face.Gypsy man won't question it, since we're bringing him to an "apostate" (since that's the only kind of person who could help him) and he might even be suspicious if we weren't trying to be more covert with our actions.
>>26062971No gravity magic. I was very much against gravity magic in the beginning. that is Schwere's thing. let's just safe the rest of the 200 exp, please.
>>26062996I HAVE noticed that you don't use those Gravity Core modifications very much, or rather at all...Would you like to refund them for 200 exp?I'll only allow it as it's been at 1st rank ever since you turned level 2....
>>26062847I don't think we should bring any Rampart Russian to the funeral. people might notice the effects. but the Bouncer Bread is okay, since it's effects will blend in, being a funeral and all.
>>26063044I vote against that. Gravity magic is what helped us in the fight at with the knights.
>>26063044YEEEEEEEEEEEEES! PLEASE!>>26063074Actually, I'm pretty sure we didn't use it. at all.
>>26063044Yeah, I'm voting for a refund.Better if we could use that to unlock Heat Magic. (Smoke Magic cost us 300, right? So Heat Magic might help)
>>26063044Actually, could we modify our gravity magic to automatically add its effect to our poison or some such?Say, we sack gravity magic for an added slow effect on our poison.
>>26063094What.....that's already under Carrier. Which is much better that what you're suggesting.
>>26063094>>26063044this is good
>>26063110Oh wait, I understand what you mean now.Akuma Poison ALREADY does that.
>>26063094I'd rather not. we have to specialize, I'm more for putting that extra exp towards either Devil Saw, 300, or Pure Fluid, 400
>>26063142Then we could also keep the 200 xp to unlock heat magic, assuming we upgrade furnace heart.It could save our ass against an equipment wielding exorcist.If not, pure fluid sounds good.
>>26063086just checked. we didn't use the gravity thing. ever. at all. scrap the shit out of that.
>>26063209I guess... I just really want to get more in touch with our chainsaw mouth. I feel we have grown apart...
>>26063212Could have sworn we used it to slow down the knights.
>>26063245I want the chainsaw mouth too, but using it means that we have to get in melee range, which I'd rather avoid against a melee specialized exorcist.
>>26063264I just checked right now. We didn't.
>>26063245After we max out our Furnace Heart and our Smoke/Heat subtypes, we should totally up our Strength and Durability first before we go and improve our Chainsaw Maw.It's fine. Getting to Level 3 is going to be a long road, and it's only our stats that get locked in. We'll still be able to improve our abilities (though it'll be harder to).
>>26063272but aren't all exorcists Melee specialized? except for the few odd balls
You feel a burning in your core... a completion even, as it threatens to scorch right through your human disguise. You breath few breaths of blue flame before it properly adjusts in your body, hurting at first, yet you slowly ease into the pure destructive heat and suppress it in your body.>Blast Furnace Heart(5/5 MAXED) Your Dark Matter heart has been converted into nothing short of a blast furnace. You may expel scorching blue flames from your wings to increase flight speed, breath flame that can melt metal with enough exposure, spit fireballs, and otherwise control and move the power of fire to your will. >Flame Cloak: Shrouds your body in flame by venting it through your scales.>Wing Burners: Leaves a burning trail through your flight path.>Pyroclastic sphere: A charged Fireball that can demolish a small home with enough focus.>Blue Flames : These flames are now blue and hotter than red flames. They focus heat and incinerate things with far more ease than ever before.>These are your basic, default attacks with your power. Any improvised applications from the players will ve added.
>>26063314I guess that you do have a point. We should maybe upgrade our physical stats then.
>>26063323How much for heat magic upgrade now duke?
>>26063323How much is the Heat Magic? If we've got enough exp for it (400, if we refund our Gravity Magic), we should totally get it.
If we output enough fire we can suffocate an entire area by burning all the oxygen.
>>26063323>increase flight speedSo we go from Level 5 Agility to Level 6? Nice. So dodging DC while jet streaming through the air is 25. We'll be hard to hit while flying.
Once more to comfirm.>Refund Gravity for 200 exo?
>>26063411Mind that for every point of agility that they have, your DC to dodge goes up...I had recently considered perhaps using challenge rolls for combat however...
>>26063414Yes. >>26063364In a closed area yeah.
>>26063441What do you mean by challenge rolls?
>>26063467I guess it would be like DCs in D&D 3.5.We have roll above a certain number to accomplish a task. Our roll is modified by penalties and bonuses for many sources.
>>26063512Oh, yeah, that makes sense. Basically situational modifiers.
>>26063546Well not quite. My guess it will go likeRoll+ Stats modifiers+ situational bonus -penalties
Rolled 63, 87, 62 = 212>>26063467Vs these rolls.Though modifiers would be included, altering the real result.I'd use 1d20 and increase dice similar to Bleach quest, however I'm feeling Edward and don't want to make new dice rules for Devil's d20.I'd tell you want the net modifiers were during my roll.Changes based upon enemy number, action, and reinforcements... though I'd rather it not be too complicated.This is a narrative after all.As for gravity, I'm seeing no opposition to casting it away.You have 400 exp to spend.Smoke magic has gone down to 400 due to Blast Furnace HeartHeat Magic is also 400.Choices, choices.What will it be?
>>26063609This is really the more simple method. It's appreciable with the stats, yes?
>>26063614bring the heat
>>26063614Heat Magic. I'm just glad that it only has one rank.
>>26063614I stay we upgrade to Devil Saw.
>>26063668It's been modified to 2. because it needs a second, ungodly rank. More ranks will open up at level 3!
>>26063668I just thought of an application of heat magic. we can use it to absorb the heat from something and make it colder. maybe
>>26063614I say we increase heat magic and melt the next anti-akuma weapon we come across.>>26063625Well, I believe that you already factored in our stats to determine how high we needed to roll, so it's only a logical extension.
>>26063698Heat magic pays no respect to entropy.
>>26063614>guys leadership over lvl 2 akuma....fine with heat too>>26063698i like this, could work
>>26063614Light me on fire, babeh. Heat.
>>26063688Now I'll never get my Body of Mouths! CURSE YOU!!!!!!but, more seriously, Body of Mouths could be very useful and tie in with other abilities, like our Pressure Cannon (which is in our mouth) and our Fire breathing
>>26063715ah well, I tried.
>>26062847>>26062892>>26062893Giving myself links to these down here...>There's... Visiting Andrea>Visiting the church, and asking James about Jacqueline to get her venom.>Taking Fonso to Morgan>Marauding the Lord's procession on the way to the funeral...We could jump directly to the last with the least amount of prep...You could turn Andrea into a level 1 today, and simply take over her bakery with your command..
>>26063715>does heat magic increase our baking speed/efficiency like smoke did?
>>26063816>Perfect baking once you get used to it.
>>26063812all of this, perfect
>>26063812We could simply say that she suddenly became sick and asked us to fill in for her.
>>26063827>at last, my dream of always smelling of the finest breads and pastries has come true. my duke is a kind and cruel duke <3
Your morning is an aweful one... first your heart damn near explodes fire from your mouth, and then you coughed up little orbs, rather similar to Schwere's enlarged ones.Seems you had gravity parts you never really knew about...They evaporate into a wisp, vanishing and you suddenly feel an intense searing in your hands, yet no flame.You feel your breath and find that it's nearly burning warm, yet gives off no light.After adjusting your expelling temperature, you breath like a normal human again, however you find that you can even manage to trace a searing line with your fingers. Seems your heart pushed out useless parts for a much better modification...>Heat Magic (1/2) You have gained the ability to generate intense heat without need for flames. It's not quite as... conflagrating as the flames, however it does have the benefit of searing and adjusting overall temperature. You could burn out someone's eyes with enough focus. (1000exp to Prestige.)
>>26063858and then, on the day of the funeral, we tell Kama and the kids to go to her shop, wait until they see the signal (smoking accompanied by screams or an explosion) then have them turn to akuma form and move around town picking off any stragglers. if they see the exorcist, A guy in black with a sword, they are to HEAD TO THE LAKE IMMEDIATELY. remember to order Andrea to listen to Kama's orders.
>>26063614Question:If we refund gravity magic, can we get one of the "gone forever" abilities back? I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while. I know we already have the halberd as an akuma weapon, but I'd like to purchase weapon aquisition and combine it with our newly gained blast furnace heart and creation oven.Forging was one of the suggested uses for our oven early on, so lets expand on that notion. I want to break the halberd down into raw akuma weapon material so we can make our own weapon. The weapon that can take any form we dream of.I want to pull some balrog/firebender shit, I want a liquid metal omni-weapon. Can we do that duke?
YOU WILL BE VISITING ANDREADO YOU TURN HER INTO AN AKUMA WITH BOUNCER BREAD?Y/N?
>>26063961That's going directly into my notes.Please specify this... Liquid metal Omni weapon...I'm not averse to the idea of remaking that Halberd.It's likely something to be considered for your LV3, or perhaps LV4...
>>26063946Damn, I expected the heat upgrade to make our flames hottor.Well that work too. Look like heat is a nasty and subtle weapon.
>>26063970I vote no.
>>26063961no. no. no. no. no. I'm sorry, but I must say NO. we are already specialized. let's not gain brand new abilities to waste EXP on. Are you not happy with Chainsaw teeth?
>>26063970yes, have her resume her usual schedule to avoid suspision
>>26064040It could be possible to at least remake the thing with the blast furnace and creation oven combo.It would build off of pre-existing abilities instead of garnering new ones.
>>26064040The only thing is that we may have to trade in our teeths for something else upon hitting level 3.Maybe a giant spear that ends in a dragon head with a chainsaw mouth.
>>26064071I'm not so sure she can do that. with the Edward, it was easy, his job basically requires no skill. hell, no one would noticed if he took a few days off.With Andrea, it's different. Baking requires skill, and she might have to relearn those. it's better to have her play sick, and we will take over the shop for her.
>>26064101there we go. that's a lovely compromise.
>>26064022>>26064040I'm not asking for much, I just want our weapon to shapeshift on command. It will still be an akuma weapon, but instead of just [halberd]- [sword], [dagger], [spear], and so on will be avaliable with enough focus and applied fire magic and a good run through the ol furnace.
>>26064202and perhaps chainsaw edges, yes?
With a freshly baked slice of you Black Bouncer Bread, you give The Warm Morning a knock some time into the day, and receive the gentle smile of Andrea."Why, hello there Mr. Jacob. I though I told you that we weren't working today, getting ready for tomorrow..."You squirm a little under her mature, flirty gaze.. much unlike Maddie's. Yet you stand firm, and offer her the bread," This is like the black... err... cake I made the other day. My friends have told me that they really like it."She touches it and takes it out of your hands, looking upon it in wonder," Interesting... it's black enough to be burnt, yet soft enough to be a fresh loaf... How in the world..."Your inner devil hides, your mask of innocence the only thing that shows. "Go on, eat it, tell me how it is." You get closer to her, trying to pressure her instead of the other way around...She looks down to you, an amused smile.How would you go about doing this?>Friendly, caring manner.>Amorous, provocative.>Shove it down her throat, force her into the sadness, kick her in the gut and leave.> Just kill her, and the people outside for that matter.> (Other)
>>26064308>Amorous, provocative.Lets go full harem mode.
>>26064308[X]Amorous, provocative.We need her thinking about the dearly departed.
>>26064308hm..... my mind's telling me Friendly and caring, but my body is telling me Amorous and Provocativelet's go with my mind. Friendly
>>26064364>>26064361>>26064345nevermind, let's go with what my body thinks then. HAREM AWAY!!!
>>26064345>>26064376 Mind what I've said before..
I was thinking less romantic and more getting her to remember what she has lost.
>>26064406 we keed, we keed.
Drawbro is back! I'm feeling rather tired, so I probably won't be doodling anymore tonight, but as always like me some suggestions to get the ol' art juice flowing.Also regarding Armbust, I had another idea for his design, maybe for his L4, if he gets that far. >pic related>The weapon, not the characterOh jeez, L4 Armbust is Jack Black
You give a smile in return and push past the door, closing it behind you. She raises an eyebrow at you. her red hair catching some luster in the sparse light. "Jacob, Jacob, what are you- Oh!" You take the bread with your teeth and push her against one of the counters, grabbing her by her wide hips and lifting her up with your deceptive strength.She just goes on about giggling at your advances before finally puts a hand on your chest, and snatches a bite of the bread that's jutting our from your own mouth."I'm sorry if I've led you on Jacob... I.. It's just hard being a widow for so many years. I've had plenty of men come in and flirt with me... it's..." She starts tearing up after swallowing the bread," It's my own fault that I've... turned down.. their advances.. Like right now." She starts sniffling, tears streaming down her face as her expression contorts, trying to hold back her tears.You take the bread out of your mouth and offer it to her. She refuses any more with a shake of her head and a raise of her hand."You look so much like my own long dead Husband... " She places a hand upon your cheek tenderly, feeling your flesh."Andrea... I'm sorry if I've brought these feelings back... You must really miss him... don't you he was good to you, wasn't he?"The redheaded baker nods slowly, bringing both hands to her face as the tears begin to flow. You hug her, feeling the tears that wash down your face trickle upon your shoulder."Let it all out, let it all out... You know... I've heard of a doctor that can bring back the dead...>Skip scene.>Popcorn time.
>>26064658popcorn, i want to bask in the good doctors presence
>>26064658Popcorn! Also, I want this scene to see how the Good Doctor reacts to us now that we're not under his express control, now that we're a third party allied with him instead of being a tool.
>>26064673maybe ask the doc if he wants to help in the festivities?(and offer some of the new bread of course)
>>26064658>popcorni can't wait to teach her to bake, the student becomes the master
>>26064698he's had the black and baguette, time for sourdough
I'd ask the doctor if he's busy, so we can discuss the important fact of our independence, and also to ask if he has any better idea where to find the next Noah, Jasdevi I presume.Also to give him some bread and see how he's doing.
>>26064658Popcorn! I want to see (read) the look on her face when she realizes we tricked her.
>>26064731 I'd be careful with what you ask or say... remember the last time you brought up something that could've been more... discreet?
>>26064658>after the deed is donebow"My Good Doctor, please accept my sincerest apologies for my selfish desires. But I assure you my heart and soul are both your ally and tool against God. I-We the Family will see God fall, see the AsHEr FALL, nay all humanity fall to your wish."offer bread"This i promise."
>>26064731i think limiting the scope with the earl would be best, no heart too heart just business.
>>26064779Even still, I think it would be good to stay in his good graces, and letting him know the truth of our family could save us from figuring out himself later and getting... upset about it, since I know he can get quite "emotional"
>>26064811>No idea what you're talking about.
>>26064779Well looking at the dream we had earlier we're somehow intimately connected with Bondomu, the Shadow Children in the Woods are the Akuma, and the ones we've dragged out of the woods are our Family. Speaking in a metaphorical sense Adam may be the Forest.Something very surprising and possibly infuriating for the Good Doctor is that we know something about what's going on that he doesn't, he's used to being the one who knows more than anyone else.
>>26064857let us not trouble the good doctor with the details... not until we fully understand what is going on.
>>26064886he should already know the gist of it from morgan.
>>26064897exactly. let's not bother him further. the doctor is a busy man after all
Alright, so rather than letting him know EVERYTHING, just let him know that something "strange" is happening, and that we'll let him know first if anything important happens.
>>26064857Actually, adding more to my post, when we were baking Ivan's Bread we felt something break through from there, possibly if we keep upping our Creation Oven like that we can drag Shadow Children from the wood like that, create our own version of Akuma. Obviously we'll need at least Level 3, probably level 4, if we want to pull something like that. Also, I'm not sure about Adam being the woods, though it would fit with him having control and being able to see through their eyes, that may be a metaphor for something else.>>26064886Wasn't suggesting we go out and tell him everything, but if he tries to pull rank on us we can point out that we know things he doesn't and offer a trade of information.>>26064917Do to him what he does to others, give small hints towards something bigger, if he wants to know about what's going on with us we get him to tell us more about his plans and clue us in on what Akuma truly are, what Innocence actually is, and so on.
>>26064943>offer him a trade of informationboy, you trying to get us killed?
>>26064943>create our own version of Akumawe do aspire to this but we should never talk about it with anyone, even more so if gain that power
>>26064943Offer to trade with the duke=terrible ideaTell him HAY IM INDEPENDENT AND KNOW SECRET STUFF=Worse ideaLet him know something odd is happening, something like >>26064917?Might work well. We don't want him to obliterate us if he thinks we are a threat, and don't forget that he still created us, and is a PRETTY COOL DOOD.
>>26064964Currently the Good Doctor is getting his ass handed to him on a silver platter by the Crimsons, I mean seriously, they have his ass perfectly cooked, garnished with chives, and on a silver platter. He may wear a mask of confidence, but he's desperate as all fuck. I'm banking on his self-interest, desire to win, curiosity, and the fact that we have done much more to help his side of the war than a dozen other Akuma to win over any murderous tendencies he has.
i forget, have we spoken about our dreams with the noah/earl before?
>>26065047boy, all he would have to do is kill us. I bet he could get the rest of them under control and kill the ones that aren't. hell, he could feed our cores to the sisters, one of them would probably level up.
"That's hogwash" She wipes away a few tears, yet to no avail as she keeps crying," There's no such thing.. The Crimson's told us so.."You shush her silently," The Crimson don't know the power of love that can transcend death itself." You pull away and look her in the eyes. Once green and white have become green and red from her uncontrollable grief.."They can't save you.. What say you ask the doctor to bring him back? It would only be for a day... You could say goodbye.. I could meet the man that I remind you of.." You touch her gently, and look into her eyes with a calm seduction, she's entranced by your eyes.She starts nodding at that," If.. if you really think he exists, then I'd look for him. I'd love to see me Leo again..."You shake your head and rest it upon her chest," You don't seem to understand... he finds you."Without the door opening, you suddenly hear a voice from behind Andrea," Indeed, I listen to the pleading hearts ripe with misery... The people lost without their dear ones... Miss Flowers, I would do you a dear service and restore your Leo to you..." There he is, from out of nowhere, the Plague-masked Doctor... You notice that the smell of Lilac is hanging upon the air... Odd, that.Andrea turns to the man with a gasp," Oh, you... You... You're... So you're the doctor?" She seems to relax from the surprise, growing nearly drowsy, you separate yourself from her... Eyes entranced by the doctor."Yes, indeed. Call out the name, my goodly little baker. Call out the name and be returned to him." He seems almost... bored? Not as... amused as he often is.Andrea, in a trance, nods," Leo... My dearly beloved Leonard Flowers... I kept his last name. return him to me."
>>26065075And lose out on nearly the most useful asset he has, never know what we knew, and annoy Morgan.It's in his self-interest not to be a dick towards us, and you can usually trust people to act towards their self-interest.
>>26065109we might be an asset, but we are also a humongous risk. when the risk of keeping us around outweighs our usefullness. BAM. dead
>>26065099also, see how the Doctor is not in a good mood? LET'S NOT PUT HIM IN AN EVEN WORSE MOOD.
>>26065119>we might be an asset, but we are also a humongous risk. when the risk of keeping us around outweighs our usefullness. BAM. deadI doubt he's in a good enough position to sacrifice us. His only hope of winning currently is taking a risk with us.>>26065137He deserves to know what we learned.
>>26065137buy his good mood via bread!
>>26065099While he's busy converting Andrea, let's go ahead and bake some bread for the good Duke. Maybe he'll enjoy our latest recipe.>>26065175It seems like the jury is out on this verdict (I have no idea if that phrase is appropriate); most of us seem to be against informing him of the dream. And what with his apparent mood...
With a tap of the cane, he tosses it up and grabs it with a flourish, an Akuma skeleton appearing," Oh Faefnir, always the busy bee... or are you going by Jacob again?"He turns to Andrea," Ah yes. Here is your long-lost Leonard Flowers, he is returned to you as a demonic monster that's going to be killing you and wearing your body as a flesh suit.. Now is the time to scream."Andrea screams... Lazily?" Ahhh..." As though stuck in a daze."The newborn Akuma roars, and lunges out," Andrea! Andrea! How could you turn me into this?! I'm a monster! Andrea!!!" In the whole display, only the Akuma seems to have any enthusiasm for this event.The Good Doctor's kept his eye on you the entire time, unflinching even as the demon begins to ravage the body with what would be its first weapons.The Doctor yawns llazilty, the mask opening up like an actual mouth," Hello my dear Jacob. How are you this... Fine and early morning? Apologies if I seem a touch... drab. I'm much more of a night person... Don't get too many grieving people in the morning... And Alice? Ohhh, Alice never sleeps, possibly why she's Ma- Nope! not going to say it. Not going to suffer a half day in wonderland again..Once more faced with the Doctor, you are taken aback by his change in overall behavior and the strange trance of his... victim?>Hardly awake now gentlemen, turning in before I pass out upon the keys!>Next Akuma Quest will be Saturday at 23:00! Apologies for the late running, that's the best that I can do, I'll be a bit earlier likely, will post on twitter when I begin!>Good night gentlemen.
>>26065230if he asks tell him, if not don't sweet it.but we should ask about him joining the festivities", overwhelming force could only work in our favor
>>26065237good night, Duke. it was fun.
>>26065237Oh. I suppose we might be talking to the good Doctor's human form! And....no surprise he's tired out from having just spent some time with Alice....seems like she might be monopolizing most of his daylight hours.....
>>26065237Good night Duke.I've been reading the last chapters recently.Does anyone understant what happens in the second half of champter 218?
The thread has not been archived yet.
>>26065237>Alice never sleeps, possibly why she's Ma- Nope! not going to say it. Not going to suffer a half day in wonderland again..ok, this is now my favorite part of this thread
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26056397/Archived, gentlemen.Also, I'm looking at the pastebin; needs to be updated with our correct exp and our having unlocked Heat Magic.
>>26065237We should invest in some sort of rejuvinating coffee cake for occasions like these.
>>26065274I'm loathe to say it, however I don't have the words to eloquently explain it..The Earl's gone mad, and is looking to meet Nea again, the 14th Noah.The mindmeld thing showed Allen what happened in the past... seemed that Road was defending Nea and Mana did... something... Waiting for updates is a dreadful shame...
>>26065386I don't think it's even running in the same magazine anymore. Did the author find anyone else who would publish D.Gray-Man?
>>26065401author seems to be sick at the moment
>>26065408Indeed. Sick again. Dreadful shame for such a long running series.Be even worse if it were with One Piece... The best of the big three.
>>26065430You've got agreeable with me taste, Duke.
>>26065430can't say i agree when progress was being made on the 14th storyline
>>26065386Lets just say that the fan theory I looked up only make things weirder.A common theory is that The Earl and Mana are the same person.
>>26065506But Mana was brought back by Allen as an Akuma, right? What's the theory's explanation for that?
>>26065515It was Mana's human soul. The Noah within the earl kept on living.A bit like Allen and the 14th.
>>26065506Interesting... They do look very much alike.. I could see it as being a result of instability..Though this point>>26065515 stands.The Akuma's plate clearly said Mana Walker.It IS curious that Allen got away with a curse...Then again, Allen was also pretty broken mentally by Mana's death, end ensuing second death...>>26065458I meant moreso that more people would be troubled.I am also eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the D-grayman series. Along with the inevitable conclusion of Claymore... Or continuation onto the main continent.
>>26065536Ah, so you're saying Mana used to be the Earl's previous host before he reincarnated?
>>26065559An addendum: I wonder if the memories of a Noah's human host carries over from one incarnation to the next?
>>26065559The Earl never reincarnates according to wisely. Theory says that he tried to steal the body from Mana by possessing him. Mana actually succeeded in fighting him off for a while, creating two conflicting personalities.