You are a Magical Girl, and you’re about to interrogate a bunch of filthy rich recording company executives about what’s exactly got them spooked enough that they’d want to leave just as your client’s grand concert had just started. It’s a convenient stroke of luck, considering that you’re REALLY in the mood to shoot some kneecaps off. Or maybe just tear them off manually with your hands, or whatever. You'll play it by ear.It’s all about moving on, and becoming a better person, and not dwelling on the past.Because fuck everything there is about idols. Everything.
>>27361743Of course, you kind of know why the executives are spooked as they are, their badly tailored coat-and-ties making them look like worried penguins scurrying about mindlessly. Yoshitaka Mine, President of Hakuho-hai and a representative of one of the biggest yakuza groups in Japan, Tojo Group, had been urgently herding them out of the stadium and into a limousine before you had them rounded up by Kyosuke’s armed gorillas. It doesn’t really explain the exact reason, though.Of course, you had the limousine blown up by your own squad of Vindicares. It’s currently a smoking wreck just outside the stadium, one that had attracted a few of the stadium staff and was now dousing the flames with fire extinguishers. This isn’t your first idol mission.Anyway, you’ve got the executives – four of them, to be exact – sitting in one room. You were just about to ask about Mine, when you realized that Kyosuke’s men had him separated from the executives and guarded in another room entirely, in a surprising show of competence and consideration. No worries of the yak answering for them, or trying to threaten them to keep silent.Beyond the backstage area, you can still hear the sounds of the concert – the pounding bass, the shitty J-POP blasting from huge speakers, and the screaming of the crowd – melding into one roaring din, muffled by the walls. The very floor vibrating slightly with the beat.…Well. Anyway.What do you do now?Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.Interrogate the executives.
Whoo MGNQ!>>27361764>Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.
>>27361764I've been waiting for this! [X] Interrogate the executives.More likely to let something slip that can be used when talking to Mine later.
>>27361764[x] interrogate Yohsitaka Mine
Best day etc etc.
>>27361764It's finally back.[x]Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.Make sure someone with an actual brain takes care of the execs as well.
>>27361743>[X]Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.
>>27361764>Interrogate the executives.what did he tell them?
Threadly reminder that the Ebook can be found at http://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb.I have no clue when I'll have my laptop to update it again, current estimate is Tuesday.>>27361764>[X]Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.
>>27361764[x]Interrogate ExecsWe can use them as a warmup to the main course. Plus, as said they might accidentally give us some dirt on Mine which will be more useful in dealing with him later.
>>27361764[x] interrogate the small fries, find out what they know first to use it as ammo against Mine afterwards.
>>27361764[x]Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.FINALLY
>>27361809>yfw it's not a sound effect, it's a declaration
>>27361842>murderface>making sound effects herself....not sure if cute and slash or terrifying
>>27361764[x]Mine[x]Walk in[x]Shoot him in the foot first.[x]Then start asking Questions. We can just start hurting him already as well, since he is a Yak he will try to play tough and feed us bullshit, so lets take the quick route, we dont have time to waste.Fucking Idols.Fucking Warmastering.Fucking everything.
>>27361764Interrogate the executivesLet's get the soft targets out of the way so we can really work Mine
>>27361764>[x] Interrogate executivesThe Yak boss probably knows how to keep his cool under pressure, the executives? Unlikely, especially the "I will shoot you and then dispose of the body if you don't tell me what you know." kind if pressure
Shoot the executives some, ask them some questions, move on to boss
>>27361764>[x]Interrogate the executives.
>>27361858>>27361863>>27361870>etcWe might not have time, and they might not know anything anyway.
>>27361764>Interrogate the executives.Since Kyosuke's men had all the work to prepare this to us lets make good use
[X] Interrogate them all at onceWe have timestop. Lets abuse it. Bonus,lets get Pinky involved. It'd be like a date!
>>27361877True.So many kneecaps, so little time.
>>27361764>Interrogate Yoshitaka Mine.
>>27361764>Interrogate the executives.
>>27361743Back to regularly scheduled opening picture now, then?
Threadly reminder that Ruri is a robot and you should run her through an X-ray at your earliest convenience.I mean come on. She is Hatsune Miku. Except she is not a vocaloid program, she is a real person, for a given value of person anyway. The snag has to be SOMEwhere and this is where I smell it. There's too many inconsistencies in her behavorial patterns.
>>27362019Does she have the tentacle-knife mouth too? Cause if so, she just shot up my best girl ranking.
>>27362019That, or you're taking the bait like a scrub and she's perfectly normal.
>>27362019>skull necklaceShe was actually Kharn all along!
>>27362034>baitYou mean caution. She owns a massive sniper rifle for fuck sake. IN JAPAN. You just don't do that, especially as an idol that's supposedly not even twenty-five. This shit doesn't add up and we'll lose literally nothing by investigating discreetly.
>>27362019Couldn't we be more subtle and just see if a magnet would stick to her?
>>27361787 >>27361819 >>27361826 >>27361831You decided to interrogate the executives first. Let the yak freeze his nuts off for a while longer while inside the equipment room that Kyosuke's men had appropriated for his holding cell. Easier to deal with someone used to having a lot of clout and power after he's stewed in his own juices for a while, alone and without his usual attache of brutes.Besides, the warmup will be appreciated. It's been a while since you actually worked properly - and no, running errands and babysitting for an idol does not count as work. At least, you don't count it as work.Just before you could enter the room where the executives are held, however, it's here that your smartphone starts to vibrate. You blink at this, before pulling the device out. It's a call, from Kyuubey. You immediately accept it and hold the device up to your ear."Ah, Matsuda. There you are." The Incubator's voice is a bit faint from the cheering in the background. "Sorry about the ambient noise, I'm calling from the general assembly room. Our girls are very vocal about how much of a fan they are of your client."Right. Well. What's he calling for? You've got a date to keep with some kneecaps, here."Yes, well. I'm calling about that."...Here it comes."Now, now. I know this seems a certain way, but I do my best not to micromanage everyone in my payroll - most especially my Warmaster. I simply try and...provide direction, so we're always on the same page in terms of office policy." The mutant cat pauses here momentarily. "That is what I'm doing here. Providing direction. And the direction I'd like you to take is the one where you try not to ruin the great PR you've been building up for us so far by doing something counter-productive."Like what?"Like shooting a certain recording company executive or two in the kneecaps," Kyuubey replies....Goddamn mutant bastard cat.How do you respond?
>>27362057I don't know, you can de-magnetize metal easily. In a robot that's advaned enough to seamlessly mimic a human being full ECM shielding might also not be too hard to expect. I'd suggest taking her to a motor garage and putting her next to one of those 500kg-mega magnets they use to trigger magnetic valves in engine blocks or gearboxes. It'll do something and I bet Misaka has one of those lying around.
>>27362072[X] "I will try, but make no promises."
>>27362072>[x] "I see. What about their feet? They're far from kneecaps."
>>27362072"What about 'unfortunate accidents'? Are those still on the table? Because I feel like getting creative with my timestop."
>>27362072"This group has been harassing my client, probably killed that girl we got a head of, dumped her body in the street and you're telling me I CAN'T shoot their kneecaps off?"
>>27362072[x]"This is convenient, then again there is little point to asking how you are watching me right now. Anyway, they don't know that"I wonder if we can get a gun with blanks.
>>27362072[x] "Okay."[x] Hang up.[x] Use bare hands instead.
>>27362072"I wasn't planning to cap the executives, I was thinking about it, but they aren't quite guilty, yet."Mine and his Yaks are the only ones who really deserve it, we don't even know why the Execs were in such a hurry to leave.one of those, "Come with us or else." type of situations.
>>27362072[X] "Can I at least pistol whip them a little?"
>>27362072[X] You can try. Howver, they way they were about to leave means shit is going to go down soon.
>>27362072>[x] It's not like I'm going further than threatening. At worst one of them will leave the room with a concussion.Remind me, did we do it more than that one time with Midori because I'm drawing a blank here, except a threat or two and OOC stuff
>>27362072"Fine fine, I'll try and save the kneecapping for the Yak."
>>27362072>>27362127I forgot the most important thing:[X]
Rolled 9>>27362072>"I'll use the sword, then.">End call>Interrogate
>>27362072I'll do my best but I am not promising anything
>>27362072[x] "Oh please, like I'd need to kneecap any of these skittish fucks to get what I want. They'll probably piss themselves the moment I raise my voice, the only reason for lasting that long being how used to having authority they are."
>>27362072Demand Kneecaps plus interest when we return from the mission.Then proceed to shoot Femurs.
>>27362072[x]Try to hide our disappointment under a veneer of professionalism. "It won't need to come to that. They probably don't have their hands that deeply into the matter anyway, and they're probably already a hair's width from spilling everything they do know. I'm just fishing for what I'll need to deal with Mine. ...Who I'll be more willing to consider kneecapping, mind you."
>implying these guys will be easily broken>implying you can just maim some execsThese are literally the nerve centers of this oh-so-corrupt world the way Decu paints it. You don't just fuck them over and expect no consequences.And despite appearances, we do have quite a lot to lose by now. So try to stay on track here.
Let's ask them nicely, with minimal bloodshed, then remind them that this is our mission.If they won't comply, hurt them.If they have nothing, repeat with Yoshitake
>>27362197We need something other than physical violence we can use against them...
>>27362241So.. throwing people in a Witch barrier.. Physical violence or spiritual?
>>27362251Deliciously evil. I like it.
Guys, remember they were desperate to flee. I doubt anything more than refusing to let them go until they tell Chiaki what she needs, and promising to release them if they do, will be needed. Only one of them has to break after all.
>>27362197The way I see it is that we talk all this shit about "Kill. Maim. Kneecap." between posts, but when it comes to it we don't do something that might have bad consequences in the future, like a shadow war between companies. No. We'll go in there and ask questions, when they hesitate we ask again and then if that doesn't work we'll do a show of force. Like say pulling out the gold chainaxes from the shield (Because you know it's going to happen at some point). Or [Retarded plan that will drop Sayaka points by a lot maybe] Tell Sayaka she'll need to play pretend for a bit, handcuff her and make one of the guards bring her in the room, we will pretend to think she's involved with the yakuza, she'll deny it of course and when she refuses to speak we kneecap her and while typing this I remembered we're in a place with many uninvolved people. I'm stupid and should probably go play a game or something.
>>27362287>>27362251We don't just have a witch barrier lying around. Better idea is to grab one and then engage time stop if we have to.
lets not harm the Executives before we know exactly why they went with Mine.these guys are pansy business men, not hardened criminals.
>>27362296Because Pinky just LOVES Visitors.
We should make it clear to them that siding with the Tojo Group is a mistake and they should correct that mistake as quickly as possible.>>27362294Sayaka's on stage. So you're double retarded.
>>27362310Exactly. We can disengage if it gets too hairy but it'll be excellent to make a point.
>>27362321>HURR DURR WE CAN JUST DROP TIMESTOP AND EVERYTHING WILL BE FINENo. Pinky will remember, and remain all kinds of pissed.
>>27362338Pinky is always pissed / in a mood currently convenient to plot shenanigans, is there really any point to not letting that run in our favor every once in a while?
>>27362321But angering Pinky means that our Timestop becomes even more unreliable. Pinky controls the Timestop, she can turn it on and off on a whim. If she's annoyed enough she could remote-deactivate our Timestop when we're in the middle of a gunfight and relying on it.
>>27362321Maybe I lack a sense of adventure, but poking the insane god doesn't strike me as a wise idea.
>>27362345>deliberately throwing away Pinky pointstroll pls go
>>27362345>>27362321The problem is that we can't always be sure that Pink will freak out in a predictable manner, and it's not a good idea to believe that we can always win back our points in a logical way. One of these days she may seriously screw us over.
>>27362296>>27362321>>27362345http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt2u4dlZBHE#t=1m10sSubsitute Russians with Pinky.
Couldn't we like...Ya know...ASK her if it's alright to drop by from time to time for practical reasons. Like going from point A to point F in the blink of an eye.
>>27362393>Poke the Pinky>Poke the Pinky>OH GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE NOW SHE'S MAD
>>27362410It..has always been ok? As long as it's just us and not us with someone else.
>>27362393Come on. Live a little!
>>27362410A long time ago, she said she wanted us to drop by more often. That probably means just Chiaki though. Well, she might like a visit from Midori, maybe. The two got along surprisingly well during the barrier arc.
>>27362454Every fucking time I see a pic of Pinky I want to sayThe Blessed Lady protects.
>>27362436>>27362454I know this, but I have the impression that a lot of people act like we're going to get maimed if we even think of stopping time
>>27362454she won't react well to anyone else in timestop.let's not do that unless we absolutely have no other choice.
>>27362477Ah, excuse me. I missed the part where you were talking about bringing someone else in. But I still have that impression from other threads...
>>27362450Yeah no, I'm not trusting the bat-shit insane lady in pink who smells like corpses doused in tacky perfume.>>27362454>>27362464In my opinion, it's because Pinky is such a random variable that I would rather not rely on her for that single fact.Also, Yay! MGNQ is back!
>>27362479Pretty much.Still want to bring Midori in sometime.
>>27362454I like your taste in maids.
>>27362505Well... I think Pinky wouldn't mind a visit from Midori.On the other hand, I'm not sure that Midori would have the courage to actually face Pinky again, hahaha
>>27362450I'm sure Pinky will be just as kind and accepting when we explain everything to her as Sabrina was to Sayaka in the flashback.
>>27362522Hey, that's not a fair comparison, it totally worked before.
Rolled 3>>27362519Maybe. We'll ask her though.
>>27362072[x] Ok.[x] Interrogate the yakuza guy then, he has acceptable kneecaps
>>27362519Well, that might make Pinky even less likely to mind. Or more likely, perhaps. Who knows whether she'd see it as proper respect or Midori being spineless and not worth Chiaki's time.
I must ask, is there someplace where all of the art of this quest is stored?
>>27362558Newfag, get to suptg.
Rolled 20>>27362558Suptg or foolz, young /tg/wan.Failing that theres the mgnq wiki for full thread listings
>>27362558Nicehatguy was working on it if I recall correctly, I don't know if he finished it.
>>27362562Not that guy, but what?You seriously want him to go through the 100+ threads looking for the drawings?That said>>27362558Deculture's pixiv http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=537957Not sure about Nice Hat Guy
>>27362558http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Thread_indexthe suptg archive is a bit jumbled, Nicehatguy made a neat list here
>>27362577I meant in one place as I am a lazy bastardand I was not aware that there was a wiki
>>27362558If you want drawings, I have all of my art collected herehttp://minus.com/miLyqokn5DrM7I have every other piece of fanart collected too, but I'm a bit hesitant to upload other's stuff without permission.
>>2736209 >>27362111Hnh. Well. You weren't really planning on REALLY shooting them, just--"Please don't insult our working relationship by lying to me, Matsuda." There's the slightest note of reproach in Kyuubey's voice as he cuts you off. "I have your best interests at heart, and your worst ones written down and notarized in case you need proof that will hold up in court. If at all possible, try to leave them as you found them - with their knees intact."...Damn cat. Fine, okay. You'll do your best not to. No promises. It's not like you're interrogating them to find out just what kind of shit involving your client might be going down, right? It's not like you're doing this for the benefit of the mission, right?"I'm glad we can come to an understanding, Matsuda," replies Kyuubey, in the most shit-eating voice you've ever heard him reply in. "I have complete trust in you, both as my Warmaster and my proxy." A moment's pause, once more. "Of course, the overt threat of having their kneecaps shot out might be enough. You do have that gift for that kind of diplomacy - it's just a shame that you carry them out just as much as you threaten them."Oh, so you can't shoot them, but you can at least make it look like they would?"Well, as long as you maintain the illusion that they might get their kneecaps blown out, but to not actually do it..." Kyuubey replies. "I'll leave it up to you to decide what route to take best. I am simply advising that the actual act of shooting their kneecaps out be left as the very last, penultimate resort."...Right. But what about Mine, then?There's a moment of silence, here, before Kyuubey replies. A reply that, while delivered in his same usual tones, is made much more chilling by the fact that he doesn't seem to think much of just what he said."As long as it's kept out of sight, I could hardly care less what happens to him, Matsuda." He clears his throat, once. "Good evening to you."[1/2]
>>27362625The call ends there, and you shove your smartphone back into your inventory.You heard it from the mutant cat himself. The executives are not to be shot unless it's just about the only thing you can do, and Mine...well. Kyuubey's practically told you that you could shove him facefirst into a woodchipper and he wouldn't mind.Sure, you'll always have your disagreements with the mutant cat, but he knows how you work, at least.Shoving your hands into your jacket's pockets, you step into the room where they're holding the executives. All four of them sitting in cheap monoblock plastic chairs, pulled out from makeup stalls. All of them visibly sweating, clutching cups of tea with one hand and their smartphones in the other. One of them in particular is looking almost ready to spill, moreso when you saw him glance up at your hat's emblem.How do you start this interrogation?
Rolled 20>>27362625>"As long as it's kept out of sight, I could hardly care less what happens to him, Matsuda." He clears his throat, once. "Good evening to you."God damn mutant cat. Keep this up andthis job might not be so bad anymore.I vote we make him disappear and giftwrap him for kyoko to play with.
>>27362638Just stare for a bit.Wait until they're visibly on the verge of cracking. Then,"Hello."I'm betting at least half piss themselves.
Rolled 7>>27362638Draw pistol.Disengage safety.Rack slide.Set gun down on a table in clear view and sit down.And then smile.Smile the smile of a cat who finally has its favourite murdertoy.
>>27362638>smartphonesfuckingreally[x] Trash their smartphones. All of them. Right now.[x] Ask one why he thought it was a good idea to let the Yakuza in, and why they were so eager to leave.
>>27362672>>27362657>>27362625combine these two, should be good.
>>27362638[x] "Gentlemen. Is there a problem? Were the accommodations not to your liking? Would you mind telling me the reason for your rush? And I heard from security that there has been an accident with your vehicle; it is being cleared away as we speak."We don't have much time, lets put everything on the table. If they realize their getaway car is totaled maybe they'll break more easily.
>>27362638[x] "So, just got a call from my boss, and he told me that as long as you're physically intact when you walk out of the room, I can do whatever I want with you guys. Fortunately, I've got someone on hand who can project the pain of me blowing out your kneecaps directly into your mind, so if you give me any funny shit, at least I can blow your kneecaps out vicariously."[x] "Why are you in such a hurry to leave? Don't fuck around with me."
>>27362638>>27362672[X] This, followed by "Phones on the table." Then point at one and have them talk in order, rather than frightfully babbling over each other.
>>27362638[x] stare at them for a while, then introduce yourself and start pointing out how odd it seemed that they were in a hurry to leave just as the concert was about to start. Leave the weak looking one for last when asking questions to let him put more pressure on himself.
>>27362638[x] "Alright, who wants to hurry this up? I got a lot to do so it'd be nice to skip all the threats and physical harm for once."
>>27362625For once, I like the bastard mutant cat.>>27362638> Be blunt and direct, no fucking around.
>Killing the YakCome on, he was slick as hell.
>>27362638Y'know what would be REALLY intimidating if these chucklefucks feel uncooperative?Shooting the legs out of their shitty plastic chairs so that they fall on their asses.We could even make some quip about that being a poetic metaphor as we pull out a bigger gun.
>>27362742He is also a threat to the safety of our client. We should have interrogated and eliminated him as quickly as possible; these princesses aren't going to know a damn thing and we can't even use them to vent.
>>27362672[x] I'd do this, but also take out a golf club and a baseball bat with nails in it. Set all three instruments on the table between us and them. Then smile.
>>27362742All yaks must die.
>>27362755It might be more effective to keep eye contact with the one that's angering us and then shoot out the leg of the chair one of the others is sitting in without looking at him. I think that would actually be more fear inducing because it cuts down on the disorientation and the fear of pain is always worse.
>>27362789>>27362777You wish you'd be as cool as him.
>>27362777They know SOMETHING, or they wouldn't have hustled out the stadium on some Yak's say so.
>>27362638"Gentlemen, lets start with your phones. On the table now."
>>27362625>>27362148>>27362638[x]Walk in into Intergation room.[x]Take a short glance the Execs[x]Ask Kyosukes men through the Headset to prepare a Buzzsaw and plastic sheeting and bring it into the room as soon as they have it, do this loudly so the Execs can hear it.[x]Sit down in chair.[x]"I am Chiaki Matsuda, Warmaster of the Ninth and while we wait for the proper tools for this interogation to begin, you might as well use that time to decide who of you wants to go first."[x]Lean back, watch them freak out and then trying to eat and sellout eachother like the rats they are.Roll for Intimidate.
>>27362777At least if we get annoyed her we can use the yak to vent our frustration from these idiots as well
>>27362755I like that, but are we actually carrying any not gold weapons outside of our shield?I don't want the shield spitting out something with explosive or incendiary rounds.
>>27362996/rack shield./deposits RPG"Hmm..."/toss it on the pile and racks shield again/deposits M240"..."/tosses on ever growing pile of doom and racks slide again for something smaller.>exec's faces when>exec's faces when a mig pops out
>>27363089Calm down it's still < 1 hour
Come on guys. There's no need to keep this bumped on page one with one word comments. I know we're all excited for the next post, but it just comes off as impatient. Let's just wait calmly, alright?
>>27363166Draw amber, dammitalso>Drawing qipao>CUTTING OFF THE DRAWING WHER ETHE SIDESLIT WOULD SHOW AND LEAVING OUT GLORIOUS LEGSmissing the whole point of the sexiness of the qipao
>NECO suspiciously silent[shadowrun intensifies]
>>27363166>27363166>>27363184>>27363243>Cutting off the legsShadowruns intensify.
WHAT IS LOVE
>>27363325>mfw I just noticed the Pinky>mfw I have no face for the horro
>>27363342>horroHoro? Horror?I don't even know anymore.
>>27363356Anon means a horoscope, obviously.
>>27363342But then where do you put the apples?
>>27363325Would be really baller if it was made into a gif where the hands spun around for a bit and then stopped on pinky and everything started getting distorted like the heavier [X INTENSIFIES] gifs with Pinky's mostly-opaque face on it.
>>27363089>>27363100CAN WE PANIC NOW?
>>27363527M-maybe it's just a really really long update!
>>27363527YES WE SHOULD PANIC NOW.
I archived the thread just in case.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20Quest
>>27363527>>27363557>not already panickingDo you even MGNQ?
>>27362695 >>27362672You stare at them for a few moments, while allowing them to get a good look at you in return. The uneasy silence in the room allowing what little of the concert's din to float through the open door. ...The first bars of A Magical Girl's Only Wish, if you're hearing it correctly. The concert seems to be getting into full swing now, and it's a pity you're not there to see Sayaka really work it.It's here that you step around the table that Kyosuke's men were also kind enough to set up for you, with the executives all seated on one side, facing the other that had a single, solitary chair. Meant for you, most likely, and it's in this chair that you take a seat in, carefully, quietly. Taking your time to get comfortable, even with the knowledge that time isn't exactly on your side, here. But then again, it isn't on theirs, either. The mixed look of impatience and despair on their faces proof enough of that.After a few more moments of fidgeting, it's here that you stare at them again - each in turn - before reaching into the depths of your jacket to pull out the Golden Desert Eagle from its concealed holster. The cold metal immediately growing flesh-warm to your touch, eager, hungry.You hear, very faintly, their collective intake of breath as the room's harsh fluorescent lighting caught the polished golden metal. The gleam sliding, silklike, along the barrel as you draw the bulky firearm out in full. A comically-oversized firearm even in a grown man's hands, much more made disproportionate in yours.One click, as you disengage the safety.Another as you carefully slip out the magazine, giving it a cursory check before sliding it back in.The third and final one echoes throughout the silent room as you place it carefully on the table, in front of you. And once that they've managed to tear their eyes away from the Desert Eagle, glancing back at you with jaw-slack faces, it's hear that you smile.[1/2]
>>27363628"Gentlemen," You start, keeping your voice pleasant, level, something made difficult by how all of them flinched even before the first syllable left your lips. "Is there a problem? Were the accommodations not to your liking?""E-excuse me, young lady," One of the executives cut you off, sweat positively pouring down his balding head. "I-I do believe there's been a bit of a misunderstanding, we--""--Would you mind telling me the reason for your rush?" You keep smiling as you continue. "I heard from security that there has been an accident with your vehicle; it is being cleared away as we speak. I am sure we can find you cabs after the concert."One of them had started to murmur incoherently under his breath, jowls quivering as he gripped his smartphone in a sweaty, white-knuckled grip."Can't...can't stay here..." The executive gabbled. "I'm not...I've got a family...""Nakamura, shut up!" The executive at the far end - a particularly squat-looking one with a receding hairline concealed with what looks to be a particularly shameless combover and lots of hair gel - snaps at his gabbling compatriot. "You don't have to tell this kid anything! Do you idiots forget what the Tojo Group can do?!""I'm...I'm not going to die here....got a family..." The previous executive shakes his head, positively panicking now. He turns to you, pointing one shaking, well-manicured finger. "Y-you. What's...what's your name? G-give me your name, miss." He all but rips out something from the inside of his suit, you see it's a slightly sweaty checkbook. "C-can pay what you want. Anything. J-just let me go back to my family...please."How do you react?
>>27363646I don't need money. And I have the ability to keep you all here indefinitely. You can go after you tell me what Tojo said.
>>27363646Whatever it is, break the one at the far end first.
>>27363646Well our suspicions are more or less confirmed. Shit is going to go down in a bad way and soon.Press them once or twice for any details they might have about it, and then head over and kneecap the yak.
>>27363646we should totally introduce the pushy confident one to pinky,,,
>>27363646[X] "If I wanted your money I would have knocked you out cold and taken it from you. I asked questions, I want answers. Then, I will ask more questions and want more answers. Are we clear?"Stay clear-cut and cold. Remember to keep smiling.
>>27363646Press for information. Point to Golden Weapon. "Does it look like I need money?"
>>27363646[x] "I don't need your money. What I want are answers."
>>27363646[x]Shoot out one of the chair legs. Time is not something we have. They don't understand words, time for actions.
>>27363646[x]"I'm sorry, but money is not a currency that I deal in. I'm much more in the information and pounds-of-flesh market."I can take your kneecaps, or I can take why you're in such a hurry, why the Tojo Group and Yoshitaka Mine wants you away from here so badly. The choice, is yours."
>>27363646Laugh. Just simply laugh softly.Look at the man who obviously recognised the hat. "You look like a smart man. You clearly know what," tap the hat, "THIS is and what it means. I have no use for wealth.Rap the table loudly, make some sudden noise. Get them jumpy and even more off balance."What I do have use for is information. Just simply tell me what I wish to know and you fellows can be on your way." Smile slightly. "Otherwise we can wait for my subordinate to arrive and do the interrogation. That should be after this set. Time enough for whatever it was you gentlemen were running away from, to happen.So what will it be gentlemen?"
>>27363646"I'm sorry, but money is worthless for me. But, I will gladly escort you out of the concert as soon as you start talking. I AM the head of security here, the safety of everyone in the concert is my only wish. And I take my job dead seriously."
>>27363710[x] Fucking This.
>>27363646Shoot the chair leg out of the guy who just said that shit about the Tojo group. Tell the scared guy to put away his worthless checkbook.
>>27363646[x] "Tell me why you're so desperate to leave, and I'll think about letting you go. If you're concerned about the Tojo group, I may even be able to arrange for protection. My boss has been hounding me about PR all fucking night, and some good news on that front would shut him up."
Huh. With the Tojo Group going to the Tenth for all of their Magical Girl needs, and Jyuubei known to force his girls to Witch Out if it'll complete mission objectives, how likely is it that he sent on of his Magical Girls to the concert, maybe as bonus for 'a job well done', and then he's going to have her Witch Out and take the entire stadium into a Witch Barrier?
>>27363646[X] "All I want is to know what the panic is over. You can go back to your families once the show is over, along with everyone else. I don't know why you're panicking so much. If there was some kind of danger, I'm sure you would report it to the security, or myself, being the upstanding members of society that you are. Wouldn't you?
>>27363733Jyuubei, why are you so deliciously evil?
>>27363733And kill Ruri?
>>27363646Ask for one million yen. After he writes the check and gives it to you rip it up in his face."I don't need money, I need information. Maybe we can call that cab if you want to talk."If his buddy tries to interrupt again shoot his chair leg out.
>>27363646[x] Go with >>27363699, shoot that chair leg.
>>27363733You mean the Calliadus he has impersonating Ruri?
>>27363646Grab the one that told Nakamura to shut-up. Roughly drag him out of the room.I assume Kyouske's men have some guards posted outside.Tell them to "Deal with him", then subvocalize on the commnet that we want him put into a seperate room...knees intact.Did QB say anything about dislocated shoulders though?Go back inside. "Mr.Nakamura, you were about to tell me something I very much want to hear?"
>>27363748She's valuable, yes, but she's also an obstacle. She's refused the Tojo Group's offers. She's made them look bad. Mine wants to send a message to all idols and production companies: sign our contract, or else.
>>27363646[x]Well, since we have the golden gun out, it's only proper to use it. Kill them all.
>>27363646[x] Whatever we choose, keep smiling.
>>27363628>>27363646[x] "We at the ninth officio are a competitive service, and can provide full protection services to whatever retribution the Tojo Group can do. Up to and including wiping out their top staff in order to protect our clients."[x] Shoot out chair leg of guy on the right.[x]"Please note that by witholding information from me currently, you are endangering my current principal, and as such I may be regretfully forced to ensure her safety in any means neccessary."
>>27363761Let me modify that, we'll get to discharge our Desert Eagle if we do this, release some stress you know.Drag him out of the room, leave the door open say something like, "Where's that plastic sheeting again? Ah there. Stand still fatty."Fire 1 shot into the floor, it should not richochet it's just cement, as we fire, kick the fat guy in the nuts so he screams, fire again, kick again. Then say out loud, "Good Night, I hope you enjoyed the show."Fire a third time as we 1hit KO him have and ask the guards outloud to drag him to a quiet dark spot and leave him there.Walk back in wiping the deagle off with the hem of the skirt, and say, "Mr.Nakamura, you were about to say something I very much want to hear?"
>>27363816This, while smiling.QB said no kneecapping light physical abuse isn't out of the question though.
>>27363733That seems like something that would get Jyuubey on the shit list of every incubator ever. Not really smart on his part, even if he wants to get revenge on the ninth.But then again, Jyuubey doesn't seem smart enough to play the long game.
I wonder, what kind of insurance policy do the record companies have on the idols on stage right now?Insurance policies on their contracts too?Insurance on the stadium?Say for some reason they needed a huge amount of money, either to pay off a debt, or just plain greed. They contact Tojo group with an idea, maybe some of our idols are getting out of hand and we want to collect on what we can while we can. Arrange for an incident at a time and date, and we'll give you a big cut.Tojo goes to the 10th, offers an idea that can put not just one Meguca into despair, but many others watching around the world as the most popular idol ever that loves magical girls and wishes them happiness and pure love gets killed by a witch they're helpless to stop.What do?
>>27363710doesn't seem dramatic enough
Shoot the chair leg
>>27363937Why do you need to be overly dramatic when you have all the power?Theres no need to shout or even shoot. All Chiaki needs to do is simply speak softly.
>>27363937"Dramatic" isn't really Chiaki's shtick, in any case.>>27363955Exactly.
>>27363955Speaking softly wastes time though. Can shoot out a chair for more impact in half the time.
>>27363733Thats nice thinking, anon. Here, have a prize.
While we're doing this interrogation, can we get people to do a thorough inventory of what's stored at this place? Look for any crates that there aren't any records of, any shady deliveries that haven't been checked yet. Make sure nobody's dropped of a bomb in a storeroom under the stadium.
>>27364008it also exposes that we have orders not to shoot them.That guy that recognised the symbol? Probably also knows Chiaki's MO, shooting out kneecaps.What other explanation could there be for such a deviation from her standard normal practice? It shows that there are fetters around her ankles, small as they may be, and is something that can be used.
>>27364039Chiaki is pretty new on the stage so to speak. The guy probably knows OF the symbol and that Kharn wore a hat with it. He put 2 and 2 together and he realized who he's dealing with
>>27364039Uh, and talking softly ISN'T a deviation from normal practice? I'm not sure what your point is here.
>>27364039>>27364094>>27364105Really, all we have to say is that we're wasting time, and "for their safety" call someone to bring a solid padlock to lock them in until after the party's over, with guards. "Unless of course there's any specific danger you'd like to tell us about?"
>>27364094At least then he knows what the badge means.>>27364105Point is the threat is still there.If we go to the gun immediately, what happens if they call the bluff. How do we escalate without defying Kyubey's instructions?With talking the implicit threat of gunning them is still there and is an option that can be taken if they refuse to budge after talking.
>>27363646[x] I'm sorry, but technically you're already paying me for my services. Which is to ensure the security of the participants of this concert from some rather unfortunate and unsavory elements. I'm a professional you see, I'd rather not leave a job half done and walk out. You people scrambling out of here like rats off a sinking boat is like insinuating that I'm failing my job...or is there something important you're not telling me ? Please understand that I highly dislike failure in my assignments. Or word getting out about it. If you help me do my job successfully, I'm sure there will something in it for you.
>>27364209>but technically you're already paying me for my servicesTechnically that's incorrect. Ruri's production company is paying us, not these record company execs.
>>27364237Her execs aren't there ? Oh sorry then.
>>27364237They "Paid" for an entry ticket, and we are providing security for the concert.So strictly, they are, just in a very roundabout fashion.
>>27364273I think they were given their tickets for free.
>these guys are terrified and want to get out>what might scare them most?>protip: barring them in might work and save time
>>27364284Hence the airquotes.It's a really roundabout way of putting it, but as far as service is concerned they're to be considered paying customers once their entry tickets got stamped, regardless of how they came by those tickets.
>>27364273We're only providing security for Ruri during the concert, not security for the concert.There is a difference between the two.
>>27363659 >>27363678 >>27363684 >>27363710 >>27363728You look down at the executive's open checkbook - his hand, poised with an expensive-looking pen over it, already dripping sweat onto the paper - and you shake your head, the smile still on your face."Do I look like I need money?" You ask the middle-aged executive named Nakamura, your voice still level, still polite."N-no, of...of course not, but--" The executive tries, one hand reaching up to wipe his suit's sleeve on his bedewed forehead. "L-look, whatever they're paying you, I-I can double it, triple it, m-maybe some stock options--"You slam your hand down on the table, open-palmed, the sound a clear and shocking bang that makes all four executives jump in their seats. Nakamura in particular almost falls out of his - and you can tell that the man's just about close to breaking down. You've seen their type - the usually spineless sort that got way in over his head because someone strong-armed him into. Rich and sheltered, he'd always counted on his money getting him a convenient way out - and now that it's not working, his world is just about crashing around his ears. The sort that would crawl through dirt and mud and shit just to save his ass, even if it meant dragging his friends down into the crap with him."Tell me," You start again, still in the same maddeningly-patient tone. "...why you're so desperate to leave, then, and I'll think about letting you go. If you're concerned about the Tojo Group, I may even be able to arrange for protection." You pause here, before turning to glance at the executive who'd tried to shut Nakamura up earlier. "...But until I start getting the answers I want, then we're all going to enjoy the entire concert together."[1/2]
>>27364376There's a sudden dripping sound from underneath the table, faint yet clear as day. The scent of ammonia detectable even in the amount of makeup and perfume in the dressing room you've appropriated as an interrogation room."For fuck's sake, Nakamura..." Combover Executive growls underneath his breath, before moving his chair a few inches away from the now-blubbering family man. His other companions following suit moments later....Well. Apparently you've made someone piss themselves without even so much as touching them. Is that a first? You don't quite remember."...Listen, girlie." It's here that Combover lets out a weary, tired sigh. "Fine. You've made your point. Yes, we're...in a hurry to get out of here. I'll give you that." He nods at you. "But let me tell you, you don't get to where we are by just being fat old men earning too much money off of idols and girly boys. To be where we are, you have to be smart about it." He points a gnarled finger to his temple. "Real smart. And right now, young lady, I think the smart thing to do would be to go with you. For now, at least."The executive clears his throat, shooting the sobbing Nakamura a dirty look before continuing. "That said, Mine didn't tell us anything. Nothing concrete. But I did hear him fighting with someone over the phone - seemed like someone at the other end of the line had told him some bad news, bad news he didn't quite expect or take very well." He pauses here to wipe sweat off his brow with a monogrammed handkerchief. "It looks to me that whoever he was talking to is going to do something they didn't quite agree on. I heard him tell them not to even think about doing it here. About it not being part of the contract."Silence, here, as you wait for him to continue. He blinks at you, before shaking his head.[2/3]
>>27364395"That's it, girlie. After that he stood up. Looked pale as a sheet, and asked us very nicely to get our asses out of our chairs and get to his personal limo. Nakamura here didn't want to at first, because he's a big fan of whatever tripe that green-haired hussy is singing on stage." Another glare at the blubbering executive. "That's all you're getting out of me - and us. Now, can we fucking leave already?"...Well. It doesn't seem like he's lying. It's hard to tell, though - despite what you've been doing, Combover looks remarkably calm, despite sweating just as much as Nakamura. How do you react?
>>27364408Eh, that's enough for us to go on.Let's go rough up the Yak.
>>27364408Call off the concert right the fuck now. Tackle them the fuck off the stage if we have to. Exfil now. Take the execs with us. Call Kyuubey
>>27364408[x] Lock them in until the concert ends. Then go to the yak.Fucking dickbutt is really planning on witchbombing us, eh.
>>27364408Let them go, go talk to the Yak.
>>27364408[X] Let them go and move on to Mine quickly. Call up our MG teams and let them know the 10th might be moving very soon. Sounds like whatever girl's Mine has working with him are getting out of control and making changes to their arrangement. We need to talk Mine NOW so that we can give better instructions our teams.
>>27364408Good enough."Thank you kindly. I will have transport arranged for you gentlemen soon enough as well as a change of clothing for Mr Nakamura here. Thank you for being so cooperative and on the offchance that you're lying... we'll be in touch."
>>27364408[x] "Jyuubey. Witch. Grief. Any of those words come up?"
Rolled 2, 14 = 16>>27364408Let them go, sure whatever information you give us here will determine how much protection you'll have and as of write not is not much. So if he does leave and the Tojo group finds out well our girls may be on coffee break when they decide to move.
>>27364408Most likely the Yak didn't want whatever is about to happen, happen to his money pump. And whatever is about to happen look like it'll involve the 10th Officio.These execs are probably just money bags.
>>27364408All teams to max readiness. Prep for trouble. Bad shit is brewing.Also need to let our enishi and Sayaka know to get ready to pull our principal off the stage ASAP.
>>27364408[X] "You are free to go, if I find out you've withheld information we'll be in touch."let's get to Mine quickly.
>>27364408IC: Realize that the yak is probably connected to the 10th and Jyuubey. Remember that they are considered rogue and that Jyuubey force-witched a MG back in siberia. Make the connection and assume the worst. Get out and go to the Yakuza's room fast.
>>27364408[x] "And he didn't mention a name? Security will escort you out."Go to where Mine is being held. On the way, call up QB, tell him that we suspect that the 10th Officio is reneging on a contract with the Tojo Group, and are going to witch out one of their magical girls at the concert. Keep QB on the line as we question Mine. Call up Squad Hiryu and Enishi, tell them to begin targeting all magical girls in the crowd; one of them is possibly going to witch out.
[x] "Thank you for your time. If you survive, please take note of our good protective services."[x] Leave, let them rot. Go interrogate Tojo fast. Possibly with "Ok, if you tell me what's about to happen I might be able to save your life."No point dicking around with these idiots now.
>>27364408Thank them for their help, make them comfortable, get them a drink, perhaps give them a live feed of the concert to watch. Don't let them go just yet, however. Move onto the yak, seeing if QB or someone can get a log of any phone conversations he's had recently. Make sure everyone's doubly on the lookout for anyone behaving suspiciously or any odd packages.
>>27364395Walk out, walk to Tojo, shoot him in the kneecap and tell him to talk and he might get away with just that.
>>27364576generally it isn't a good idea to start off the interrogation by sending the subject into shock. Remember, Mine doesn't have the regeneration and resiliency that a magical girl has. Save the kneecapping until later.
>>27364408[X]. Time to go yak hunting.
>>27364576Oh, yes, we did get carte blanche with Mine, right? Finally, Chiaki, finally you'll be able to work off all that pent up aggression.
>>27364603Fine.STAB him in the kneecap.
>>27364613>Not gently and delicately removing the kneecap with chopsticks and making airplane noises while we put it in his mouth while he's screaming
Oh boy, the thread is still here!Is it time for exploding knees yet?
>>27364408>DecultureProd Nakamura, see if we got anything else from there or if they're just all panicked.Maybe >>27364464Ping Squad Hiryu and see if anything else is up.
>>27364613don't get me wrong, I'm all for kneecapping. We just have information we need to get first. Work smarter, not harder and all that.
>>27364408Immediate high alert for all the security, organize a ride for these dicks, and maybe a change of pants for NakamuraGrab our gun, walk in to see Mine and tell him he has one chance to explain what he was so worked up about on his phone or we fill him with enough lead for him to use his dick as a pencil and the same for the rest of his group
>>27364408Apply gunbarrel to knees.
>>27364655I like that. Give him one chance to spill it. If he doesn't he loses a kneecap. Give him another chance. If he still doesn't, he loses the other. If he fucks up his third chance, he gets a bullet to the brain. We want info, but we don't have a lot of time, and he's expendable.
Gold Deagle, apply directly to the kneecaps!Gold Deagle, apply directly to the kneecaps!Gold Deagle, apply directly to the kneecaps!Gold Deagle, apply directly to the kneecaps!Gold Deagle, apply directly to the kneecaps!Gold Deagle, apply directly to the kneecaps!
>>27364408Confirm it with the other two execs. Then have them escorted out.
>>27364408Make sure none of them are Mine in disguise.
>>27364743thisand start out Mine's interrogation with a shot that just misses the crotch, before saying anything
>hurting peopleB-but Homura-chan...
>>27364771>pinky>not wanting us to hurt peoplesrsly
>>27364771Oh, like you're one to talk, Pinky.Rip any other girls' hearts out lately, or is that something special just for us?
>>27364779>implying Pinky has anything to sayWe serve someone else and you know it
On dealing with Tojo:[x]Kneecap[x]"Congratulations! You've got a front row seat for whatever you've got planned happening at the concert, and don't worry, you won't be walking away before it ends! The faster you tell me what's planned, the more likely it is you'll survive to the end of the concert."
>>27364791>power fistshit man thats no power fist
>>27364823Maybe I'm just naive, but doesn't that seem like an excessive amount of tissues?
>>27364831It's a power fist.
>>27364857Thats because they did it an excessive amount of times, anon.
>>27364418 >>27364444 >>27364492 >>27364610You stare at Combover for a few moments more, making him sweat - before finally standing up from your seat and picking up the Golden Desert Eagle off of the table. You make sure to let them see that you're not making any move to holster it, but simply holding it by your side.It's here that you thank them for their time, and tell them that they're free to go. Security will escort them out and into a conveyance of their choosing. Of course, if you find out that they've deliberately misinformed you, then you will be in touch."Understood, but unnecessary," Combover grunts as he stands up, along with the rest of the executives. "We're not that stupid, girlie. We've been negotiating contracts and dealing with yakuza for half of our lives. You...magical girls... are just like them, as far as we're concerned. The only thing different is that you're just a bit more expensive, and you smell better. " He utters the term like someone tasting cancerous bile and being told it was the finest cuisine money can buy. ...In retrospect, maybe you should've shot out his kneecaps for that, but you were already on your way out then. Making a beeline right for the room where Mine is being held - which, of course, is just next door from the executives'. The security detail posted in front of the door seems to be occupied in stopping Mine's own goons from getting into the room, but they part quickly enough for you to step through without breaking your stride. You pull the door close behind you, just as the Tojo Group representative looks up from his seat, a lit cigarette held delicately between two fingers. For someone in a hurry to get out of here, he looks calm, almost bored. He even has the balls to smile at you. "Ah. Miss Magical Girl, we meet again. Do you smoke?" He reaches for something inside his jacket. "I have here some splendid--"[1/2]
Is idd ogrre
>>27365184incoming renegade interrrupt
>>27365184You cut him off as you continue moving forward, reaching out and grabbing a handful of his collar - hauling him off his chair, upsetting the table, and shoving him facefirst against the cold metal wall of the equipment room. He lets out a rather unmanly squawk as you smash his face into the wall again, just with enough force to hurt. The impact is a solid, metallic noise, like a gong muffled with cloth but struck hard enough to reverberate."Please, allow me to explain--" Mine tries, while at the same time trying to dislodge you - he may be impeccably dressed, but the man is just as well-built as Kyosuke, probably even more so. However, you're not in the mood to play fair - and you kick the back of his legs in, forcing him to kneel. He's just about to hiss in pain when you press the cold mouth of the Desert Eagle's barrel against the back of his knee. Optimal kneecap blasting range."Start talking, fuckface." You all but snarl at him, the trigger pulled to a hair's breadth to completion."...I'm not at liberty to say," Mine manages to say calmly and levelly. "It's...it's a matter between me and the people I hired. Please, don't do anything you may regret, Miss Matsuda."...Oh, so he knows your name, now?"...Yes. The...squad I hired. They told me about you." The yakuza representative seems to be suddenly aware of his slip, wincing. "...Please, can't we discuss this like rational adults...?"How do you react?Shoot his kneecap off.Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.
>>27365235I am glued to my seat for that.
>>27365247[x] Throw him onto the table[x] Question himNo kneecap breaking, it's just a man doing a job.
>>27365247[x]Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.He's got eight seconds
>>27365247>Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.We can always shoot him later. Screaming does not get us information.But we can tell him our boss said we could do whatever we wanted to him so we won't regret anything.
>>27365247>[x]Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later."You forget your place. Make no mistake, you are going to die here. Thew only thing you can change is how quickly and painlessly the process is."
>>27365247If you value your kneecap, you'll tell me what I want to know. You have one chance.If he doesn't spill it, blow his knee off, then repeat with his other one. We don't have time to play nice.
>>27365247>[x]OTHER: Shoot next to his knee and tell him the next one will not miss. Proceed to question as to what the fuck he talked about on the phone
>>27365247[x] Shoot his kneecap
>>27365247>Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.If doesn't work>Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.
>>27365247>[x]Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.
>>27365247"I don't have time for games. Start talking or we're going to find out how creative I can get while still keeping you conscious. I wonder if those 10th girls told you about THAT!"[X] Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.Work out that pent-up aggression, Chiaki. Let it all out of your system.
>>27365247[x] put one in the floor next to him"its a bit late for that, tell me what you're planning before I do something YOU regret"
>>27365247[X] Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk."My patience is running extremely thin and you and your goons are the perfect thing for me to let off some steam on.""Tell. Me. Everything."
>>27365247[x]Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.Given that he wasn't pleased with the situation, maybe we can help smooth this entire thing over.This is his ONLY chance to get out of this room in once piece. What is going down, when, and who do we need to kill to stop it. If shit goes south, he doesn't need to worry about his or any other organization blacklisting him.If he evades the question again, then shoot him.
>>27365247"This is not a discussion. You are going to tell me /exactly/ what it is you've hired the 10th for, who they sent, and what they've done that made that blathering idiot piss himself."
>>27365247[x]Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.But pistol whip him first. See where that gets us.He seems to be susceptible to pain.
>>27365247>[x]Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.Remind the mongel of his place, also, tell the security detail about 10th officio bullshit goddamn
>>27365247Tell him to keep talking for now. As long as he's telling us what we need to know, there's no reason to get any nastier than we are at the moment.It may be worth grabbing his phone and looking at any messages he has on there, to see if there's anything relevant.
>>27365289thismake it clear you're serious, but actually breaking something will just have him ramble off whatever we want to hear
>>27365247"The only thing I regret is not blowing your head off last time we met. Now I'm not in the mood to play games, so I'm going to make this simple; You tell me what I want to know, you get to keep you kneecap. Anything comes out of your mouth that isn't an explanation for why you're in such a hurry to leave, you never walk again. Your choice, shitstain."
>>27365247>[X]Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk."You seem to think you get to be treated like an adult. You're a spoiled brat, and you'll be lucky if you even get to walk out of here."
>>27365348This. It should be one of his last calls made. Let's find out! Ammunition for the interrogation!
>>27365277>>27365313"the next thing I hear better be you telling me what got you so spooked that you ran like a little girl, or you're going to be minus one kneecap."
>>27365247>[x]Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.The rational adults were the ones trying to leave the building.
>>27365247[ ]Paragon[x]Renegade [x]Break his kneecap. Shooting comes later.
>>27365247>>27365289>[x]OTHER: Shoot next to his knee and tell him the next one will not miss. Proceed to question as to what the fuck he talked about on the phone+1 for this
>>27365247[x] As long as he keeps talking - relevant information, no stalling - there's probably no need for physical harm. But your trigger finger tends to get awfully itchy when no sounds are being made.
>>27365247>Please, can't we discuss this like rational adults...?"[X]"I'm a teenager."
>>27365401another +1 here
>>27365247[x]break kneecap"Please start talking. The faster you tell me the better chance everyone has at surviving."[x] tell the girls to get off stage now.
>thread still goingUp past your bedtime Decu? Will you make it to work?Anyway, I don't really care which option we go for here.
>>27365422[X]"I'm a teenager, not only that, but you have turned me into a distinctly pissed off teenager. If you like your kneecaps attached to your legs, talk. Now."
>implying Homu still counts as teenager after a million repetitions
>>27365440actually side stories indicate she could be 20 yrs old in this continuity
>>27365247[x]Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.
>>27365422>>27365440I really dislike these
>>27365451Yeah, I don't know if there's any reason to think she's below twenty rather than above, even discounting time shenanigans.
>>27365451>>27365465Where are you pulling this 20 from?
>>27365247[x]Question him further. He's hiding something, but it seems like it won't take much to make him talk.Remember he's not as resilient as a magical girl.
>>27365465well she was stated to be 18-19 in Wendy Cooldown stories, so there's that
>>27365423+1 to this plan
>>27365474Many many times through the loop/because?
>>27365247[X] Ask questions. If he doesn't answer, break his kneecap. Ask again. If no response, shoot out his kneecap
>>27365479Well, here real age is unknown. I mean, she was just found in a Witch's barrier two years ago with no prior history. Pinky says she's "over a hundred years old" so that's our only real lead to Chiaki's age. There is nothing else to indicate her age other than "she looks to be in her late teens"
>>27365247[x] Rattle it down matter-of-factly the following little speech:[x]"I just want to inform you, that my employer declared you as disposable just 5 Minutes ago. You are only alive because you have some information I am interested in, Information that, mind you, is not crucial to me, that I may acquire through other channels with enough time. Right now, you should ask yourself the question: How much will not telling what I know inconvience the crazy Sparklebutt with the golden Gun and is wirth my life to pose a bit of inconvience to her."
>>27365495>>27365423Damn guys, if you want to vote the action then don't "+1" the "+1" reply. And it might look like I'm samefagging my vote if you do that.
>>27365517We could say that we're perpetually a teenager.
>>27365247[x] Acquire meathook, then impale him through the shoulder on it and then start interrogation
>>27365540you have a good point, ser[x]OTHER: Shoot next to his knee and tell him the next one will not miss. Proceed to question as to what the fuck he talked about on the phone
>>27365555I was thinking more Sherlock holmes 2 actually.And tbh we need to spread from kneecapping .
>>27365575No we really don't. Lets be realistic here, those fellows aren't magical girls. They won't be regrowing anything. If you take a knee with them they'll limp and stumble in pain for the rest of their lives. Come the fuck on, we don't even need to hurt anyone to get everything we want, the last section showed that well enough.
>>27365247"It sounds like I'm on a time limit until your little friends do their thing. How intact you'll be in the next few minutes depends on how much you tell me about who they are and what they're going to try and pull."
>>27365572Looks sufficiently intimidating, indeed.
>>27365277 >>27365289You reply by pulling the trigger - and the Desert Eagle bucks harshly in your grip as it spits out fire and brimstone in its usual deafening roar of a discharge. But instead of spraying yourself with blood and bits of knee, all you get is the faint whiff of gunpowder and seared metal - the spot on the wall right beside Yoshitaka Mine's still-intact leg joint bearing a new fist-sized hole in it, its edges still a hot, molten red."Eight seconds." You state stonily, curtly, in a tone that you hope conveys the notion that your patience will only last eight seconds and not one second more. "Seven. Six.""...Alright. Alright, Miss Matsuda. You win." Mine gulps audibly. "Fine. I had...I had nothing planned for this concert, not in the way you think." He tries to look at you, but you're not letting up the pressure much, making it an exercise in futility. "All I was going to do was to visit Miss Kirishima's room when the concert's done. Ask forgiveness for my disgraceful display back there at the Hotel." Mine takes a deep breath. "I realize now that...that might have colored your perception of me, some. Seeing as we're here, and all."You grunt irritably at this. He's not talking fast enough for your liking."...I'm getting to it, please, Miss Matsuda." The yakuza representative takes another deep, shuddering breath. "The squad I hired...they warned me about...an attack. Another group is here, among the audience, waiting and watching for the right move. They have no Officio, but they have a leader." He shakes his head. "They call her their Prophet, and that her vengeance is at hand."...Hnh. This Prophet, again.[1/2]
>>27365888Hmmhmhm, interesting.Not that Chiaki has time to waste here, if it's true.
>>27365888Fantastic! We can kill her and rid the world of this bitch once and for all.
I think it's time we call the concert off..
>>27365888TIME FOR ORIKO?
We should definitely warn our cover squad.
I fucking TOLD you bitches that killing people is not the solution you want to be looking for.See, the yaks even know that what they did was wrong. Play the Honorable Gangster angle and let old matters rest for the good of everyone.
>>27366012Actually I'm sure he's lying about the honorable part, but at least he was willing to tell us about this.
>>27365888I think he's lying.
>>27366035Ehhhh, to make a friend you need to be a friend first, hm? Not like they'd stand a chance in an armed conflict so we can afford to leave us a bit open to attack.
>>27366043I doubt it. We never mentioned the Prophet to ANYONE but Kyuubey, right?
[x] Call Sayaka. We have a called in threat, concert is cancelled. Get the principle out. Start orderly evac procedures.[x] Tell tojo to keep talking
You know, assuming this is true (and bringing up the prophet makes me think it, since it's not something he should know of) this not being obviously related to the idol industry or seemingly Ruri personally, but still taking place at the concert, just makes me suspect Ruri is the prophet.The other obvious option would be Oriko. But I don't see how it could be her, how would she both go MG AND gather many non-officio MGs in the short time since Kirika died? I guess with lots of pinky intervention on her behalf it could happen, but...Now watch as it's actually Tomoko.
>>27365888Paafecto! Now we can get over with this shitty Gig AND kill the Prophet and same time. Fukken Finally.
>>27366064He might've talked about Prophet to other Incubators.
>>27366043He's either telling the truth because he wants to get the fuck out or he knows just the right strings to pull. We will hunt him down if he has wasted our time on this matter. He will not have a good death.
>>27365888...Hnh. This Prophet, again."They advised me to leave immediately, and take the executives with me out. They told me that this group is gunning for one specific person - and that person is you, Miss Matsuda." Mine manages to smile, here. "Which is a bit ironic, considering that you're the one supposed to protect your client in the first place. Instead, you've brought the danger to her." He chuckles, a low, breathless sound. "Is...is that to your satisfaction, Miss Matsuda?"You're just about to reply, when suddenly your earbud comes to life with a crackle of static."Matsuda-sama?" It's Enishi. "Matsuda-sama, I know you're busy, but we have a situation. Ayumu of Squad Hiryu isn't responding, and her readout is a flatline--"Another crackle of static, and then, an unfamiliar voice crackles in your ear. One with a rather smooth, dignified accent, like someone brought up reading poetry and high literature, that kind of thing."Your little sniper is fine, Murderer. Or, at least, her Soul Gem is." The voice is smooth, silky, not unlike Kirika on a good day. "I can't guarantee it will stay that way, however, if you choose to conduct yourself in the uncouth manner you and your Officio seem happy enough to revel in. Like pigs in shit."How do you react?
>>27366091[x] Timestop and go looking for the body?
>>27366091Engage timestop, ask Pinky.
>Timestop>Go through the audience and find anyone with a soul gem>Remove their limbs
>>27366091"We'll clear this outside."
>>27366091[x] Considering her entirely unwarranted intrusion into Officio-protected territory and temporary termination of one of your agents, that insults rings quite hollow. What does she want exactly?
>>27365973>>27366069Calling off the concert is the last thing we want to do. The chaos of getting all those people out is just going to make it even easier for trouble makers to cause problems. We should leave calling off the concert until things start happening. We've got enough cover on the stage if things go pear-shaped.
>>27366091>ProphetWe are positively giddy. Tell him that he just said the magic words. He gets to keep his legs, we have much better uses for the bullets now. He is free to go.Take our leave, ask if they would like to take this somewhere that would result in less collateral damage.
>>27366091Yeah, this sounds like a good time to pay Pinky a visit.
>>27366091"No manners. Typical of useless insects like you."Turn the headbead off and timestop. Time to walk up and blow that bitchs head off.
>>27366108>>27366109Somehow, I don't imagine our timestop will hold up long enough for such a search. It's a big venue, there's a lot of people here, and our shield isn't exactly in the best condition.>>27366109Nor do I imagine Pinky will be much help.>>27366091[x] Keep her talking, and get moving to track her down.
>>27366091[x] who are you and what do you want?
>>27366091"What the fuck do you want?"
>>27366091[x] where would you like to meet to deal with this officially then.
>>27366091[x]Tell the offhandedly Yak he is free to leave.[x]Enter the Concert Stage[x]Grab Mic from Ruri. [x]"Here I am, give me your best shot."Like a boss.
>>27366091Tap Mine on the shoulder with the Deagle"I will be in touch once I finish with this annoyance, also in the future don't hire discount magical girls. It is bad for your health"Over the microphone "okay bitch what is it? You have been rather overt in your attempts to piss me off and this job has really not been enjoyable for me so unless you can back up your little threats then just make it easy on yourself and surrender, it won't be quick or painless but it will hurt less than what I will do to you in a fight"
>>27366173>>27366167But, we know what they want. Us dead and Mamis head.
>>27366091[X] "Return my subordinate."
>>27366091"What do you want?"try to keep her talking as we go find her
>>27366091That whore killed Osaka!We really need to murder her now
>>27366195Well that's the long term (long is relative) goal.Short term is to get us to do something.
>>27366091[X] Don't get innocents involved in your petty grudges. If you want me, we can settle this somewhere cleaner.
>>27366189>[x]"Here I am, give me your best shot.">>27366091http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRbXMWYMNnoSIIIIIIIIIIING
>>27366091[X] Remain calm. We're now negotiating for Ayumu's Soul Gem. We can't check over 1000 thousand off-duty magical girls. Ask her who she is and what she wants
>>27366091laugh.LAUGH AT HER.
>>27366091>>27366159>>27366203>>27366285A combination of those
>>27366091"You have no idea how much time you just saved me with this little stunt of yours. In fact, I'm feeling generous, come out with your hands behind your head and I'll make sure you die quick and clean."
Since I don't want our subordinate to die, can we hold back on the posturing until we get within shooting range?
I don't know guys. Is it really okay to threaten someone who we know nothing about and who is in a position to take out one of our snipers without the others even being aware and who just hijacked our comms and who is unaffiliated to any Officio and who's specifically gunning for us but doesn't care about harming unrelated parties like Ayumu?We need to know more about who and what we're dealing with before we go making threats. We're at a complete disadvantage right now and anything we say is just baseless threats which will be immediately seen as such.
>>27366091[x] Surely if she's so obsessed with manners, she could courteously contact you without first taking out one of your agents.
Alright, pausing for now. Sorry for the delays, still trying to get used to posting from a Mac!Thread to resume tomorrow night! As always, thank you for your participation, and feedback is always appreciated! Questions answered after the writeup!
>>27366438>posting from a MacWhy would you do this DecuAlso, thanks for running. And welcome back!
“Sami?” I called out to the open. Immediately faces turned to me and only half turned away a second later. Don’t really blame them; I’m known to be more active during dusk and nightfall. But a call in by Eightball is a call I couldn’t really deny, and apparently I wouldn’t be alone for his little interrogation. Still, people didn’t expect me to ever show myself in day time. I couldn’t tell if they were wondering why I was there at the time or if they were looking at me and thinking “that’s one of the qualifiers for the tournament.” I couldn’t care less about it back then; I just wanted to make sure Eightball knew something after the interview.I am not a morning person. Do not ever expect me to become a morning person. If you call me up early somebody will have bloody jelly for a head.…Guess I was feeling merciful that day.I walked straight to the end of the room to the elevators when one of them opened in front of me. A few girls walked past me but the surprise was the only one left in the elevator when I got on.“You’re still in that?” The casual question was asked as I joined Sami, transformed in her dress and ribbons combo.“Not much blood, doesn’t matter. Then there’s you, hypocrite.” She eyed my own dress, black and that same shade of blue while having more dots of crimson on it then on her.“Yea, I guess we’re both lazy.”“You’re lazy.”“You don’t care.”We stopped after that as the elevator began to ascend. I realized then why she was there; we both fought the day before and did well. Eighty had told me he wanted a few words with those he thought showed potential in the tournament.I already had been watched by him in the past. I wanted to see who else he saw.(1/8)
>>27366425I don't think we gave her much of an option, what with how much backup we called in.
>>27366421Couldn't have said it better myself. We do not have the upper hand here, so threats and bravado are a very bad idea.
Well whatever we say, we need to keep her talking and head towards someone in our squad and let them know what's going on. Finding pen and paper out of nowhere, hand signals... fuck, write it on the wall with bullet holes. We need to let someone know so they can help us out with dealing with the Prophet's flunkies while we deal with her.
>>27366421actually, threatening her while she has our subordinate's soul gem is down right retarded.>>27366438thanks for running.
>>27366438Thanks for running!
>>27366467“Mornin’ bitches!” A classic greeting by Eightball as we walked out of the elevator and passed by a girl with long, orange hair who grinned at me as she walked by. “And I’ll be catchin’ you later Megan!”Megan huh? I’ll probably see her again later.“Gina, you were all bitchin about the tourney, but look at you now! Totally wiped that poor sucka! You getting on the good road to winning, I tell you. Now, Sami…” He turned his head to her while she was doing her best not to yell. “Eightball ain’t got much to say to you. That match? Fuckin brutal, it spoke for itself. Wasted her in no time flat! You serious about gettin that gold aren’t you?“I did what would make me win.” She stated coldly, turning her head away. Sami never had the best… relations with Eightball, ever since I knew her. Didn’t know why and figured that if a cold person gets irritated by something, you don’t ask, especially if they consider you a friend.“Aw, come on now Sami-girl. You scared a lot of the other bitches by tearing that girl a new one! When she came back to she didn’t know what the fuck happened! You’ve been-”“Eighty, please.” I interrupted his speech, hoping he would get the notice.“Gina, you shut the fuck up for a bit, okay? Just tryin ta make sure all my good bitches know I’m proud of em!” He… kinda did. “Alright, earth-ta mother-fuckin Sami. . .”Oh boy, I thought at the time, this will be a while. And it would.(2/8)
>>27366438Thanks for the great quest but>owning a mac
>>27366144We don't really care that much about the crowd. Call for a break, get Ruri off stage, get all our MGs texts telling them to get out now, wait thirty minutes for them to get out, then apologise and have everyone else leave slowly.[x]A pleasure to you too. *call enshi on the other phone and tell them to get Ruri off stage etc* What can I do for you?
>>27366495The ten minutes afterwards were Eightball trying to sweet-talk Sami into talking more, but her responses were either short, non-descriptive or unsatisfactory to Eighty. I knew that she was hard to crack, but he didn’t need to try that hard. Whatever Sami had against Eightball, he was only making it worse. I could tell from her face.His phone rang on the table, making a nice interruption. “Fucking damn it, what the hell is it now?” He opened the phone while I looked back at Sami, who was more then relieved.“The fuck is it Mary? …Oh really? We fuckin straight now… She asked for what!?” He busted out laughing at whatever him and what I assume was the warmaster-in-training was talking about. “Fuckin Japaneese. Just make sure the suit fits er like a glove as we be rollin. I’ll thank my bro for sendin his bitches over. Eightball out.” He sets the phone down and looks back at us. “You girls be free to go, I gotta see that I pay my respects. A brotha gotta thank his brothers." “Later, Eighty.” I did a respectful bow and turned to leave. Sami on the other hand wasted no time heading to the elevator, immediately getting in as it came up and opened.“Never good with him huh?” She intentionally avoided my gaze and my question, tapping her foot against the floor as the elevator started going down. “If it helps you calm down, you can come to my place.” It was nothing I really minded, I never had any problem with visitors before, but I knew Sami was… different. Like I was.“…Sure."(3/8)
>>27366091Hope it's not too late to input a suggestion."If you were any good, you'd have taken me when I was alone in the tunnels. Instead you try coerce me by kidnapping one of my girls. I have left a river of blood so deep it's one of the signs of the apocolypse, what's one more drop in that. If you want to get serious, make a fucking appointment. My office hours are 9-5 on weekdays."
>>27366543Other magical girls didn’t bother us as we exited the building. For a long time, we didn’t talk. I could tell she was conflicted then, and I knew there was still a lot I didn’t know about her. But I was reminded of the day before, and what she told me. “You were right yesterday.” She turned to me as we began walking down the sidewalk. “What you said about collecting weapons. I didn’t really think about it then but you made a point. The difference here is that when the world comes looking for me, I’ll be ready.” “Better be.” Her cold response told me she wasn’t going to cooperate that well. With the opportunity of location I decided to change the subject.“We first met around here, a few months ago.” My eyes scan the area, a normal California costal town that’s hiding two deadly organizations. “Funny how you started the conversation, asking me why I was perched on a rooftop.”“You didn’t know why.”“True, it was just habit. Like how you are always in costume.”“It’s comfortable.” That was true, at least for me as well. The outfits are usually on-spot for most girls, though there are some… questionable combinations. I briefly considered asking how Eightball could get all those fashion ideas for so many girls, but I found out we were out of time.“Well, we’re here. Again."(4/8)
>>27366565(4/8)My apartment was fair, at best. Not too bland but not a whole lot to look at either; walls of blue, black carpet and very few pictures. At least it looked more modern then others. The furniture was comfy at least, save for that one rocking chair that I forgot its origin. I didn’t like to keep anything dirty or messy for too long, but I knew regardless of that Sami wouldn’t care.“It’s been a while.” She stated as she walked in, looking around.“To an extent we both prefer being alone.” I reminded her, entering in last and closing the door. “The first time you came here you ranted on about every minute detail and hoped I got annoyed enough to let you go.”“Which didn’t happen.”“You did do your best, I’ll admit.” Chuckling, I looked over where she was. Surprisingly she was looking at the mirror, her hands touching the blood stains on the dress. Her ribbons began moving too, stretching out then relaxing. She once said her ribbons felt like a part of her, which was part of the reason she didn’t like getting out of her magical outfit, since they also vanished.She looked back at me after a while and I could tell she was looking at my bloodstains as well. “You have more blood on yourself then I do.”“You’re smaller.”“You should change.”“I, what?” She never bothered with me on stuff like that before, why now? I stared at her in shock as she opened the closet and looked at my clothes inside. “Well, I guess I should but…” I watched her take some clothes and fling them at me.“Get out and go change.”(5/8)
>>27366478>not having expendable subordinatesshiggy
>>27366591Sami is not someone I would ever consider for fashion, but looking at the full-body mirror showed she did have some taste. A black and purple skirt reached my feet while the top half of me was blue shirt with a black, red and gold Chinese dragon coloring on it that spans my entire chest despite my proportions (Sami was jealous of me, but a D isn’t really -that- big). My black hair didn’t get in the way since it only went down to the shoulders, but it also didn’t hide my worn-out face, only made more apparent by my dejected red eyes.Eventually I walked away from the mirror, wondering how much I could really go before I couldn’t recognize myself anymore.“You want anything?” I asked her, walking over to the kitchen area. “Still got a lot of stuff I haven’t finished yet.”“I’m good.” Her reaction was bland as she gazed at something across the room. Just knowing what direction she was looking at I knew what object had gotten her attention.“I really haven’t picked up that in a long time.” Turning my head to the piano at the far side of the room, I couldn’t remember the last time I played music. “Probably should, every night something doesn’t go wrong when I wonder around just means it’s going to happen later.”“Playing music is safe?”“Safer then braving the midnight streets, even if I’m a magical girl.” Almost automatically I walked over to the piano, an old wooden model that was handed down to me…“One of the bloody gifts?”“Yea. . .” We once talked about our histories and how we became magical girls and decided not to bring it up again. It turned out I wasn’t alone in the ruined childhood department.“Why did you stop?"“There was no reason to keep playing.” She should have known what I meant, but. . .“Then play for me.”(6/8)
>>27366478>actually, threatening her while she has our subordinate's soul gem is down right retarded.Her sacrifice shall be remembered. In fact, all our scrubs should be honored to die for us.
didn't we order our snipers to set up in view of each other for precisely this reason, or am I remembering things wrong?
>>27366438>Sorry for the delays, still trying to get used to posting from a Mac!>still trying to get used to posting from a Mac>posting from a MacWhy.jpg
>>27366609Decu doomed us all to pussyfooting around this mission by making them Azumangas. If only they'd been from some less liked series instead.
>>27366619Sami never failed to disappoint in the surprises factor that day. After getting myself down on the chair I lifted the cover and ran my fingers over the keys. It took a few moments of random key pressing before I somehow knew what to play. An ode to the shadow of the earth, I played it slowly.“The darkest night, with no moonBlankets over all, no one is immune.The light of man, across the worldHides the shadow, which we’ve furled.Nations crumble, people dieBefore our eyes, time flies byWe can’t stay still, for too longFor as we wait, life goes on.People can say, nothing to looseSome still tell, of freedom to choose.The iron hand, still grips us allWe can’t escape, until we fall.Leaders rise, and hold our fearsWhile in the dark, feed on tearsWhen will we see, what has goneWhen we’re content, how life goes on.Will there ever come a timeWhen we will look at crimeAnd see our race’s blackened core,When we realizeWe must cauterizeThe source of blood under the door.Civilization, out greatest illusionAlong with dreams, of revolutionIf we never, look past the doorWe’ll never know, what’s next in store.Time is spent, lives are wastedHumanity now, can’t be satedStill we hold, and press onFor we all know, life goes on.And as we pray for the dawn,Life goes on… life goes on.”(7/8)
>>27366634We did.And she still took one by surprise.Bravado is the worst possible thing we could do right now.
>>27366657”That was the first song I was taught.” I explained to her after I finished. “I didn’t really understand back then, but now I understand. She tried to warn me.”“She couldn’t have warned you.” Sami retorted. “There’s a difference between someone who cares and someone who knows you.”“I get it, but…” The sigh didn’t do much for me. My thoughts were messy and clouded. It’s just, what was I supposed to say?“Nothing will change the past, especially not thinking about it.” I angrily muttered out, catching her off guard. You know that as much as I do, even if you were better off then I was.”“We never reached a consensus on that argument.” Sami stated, and she was right. It was touchy, but in a way we could somehow connect with each other. “The best you can do is keep doing what makes you feel comfortable.”I got up and looked at her. To anyone else it would be shameful to have me be talked down by someone smaller and possibly younger then me. I myself had all the intention of talking back to her. But I knew better than that.“Gina?” She asked me as I hugged her softly but with enough force to keep her from getting away if she wanted to.“And this is why we’re friends.” I broke away from her and smiled, giving her a part on the shoulder. “I can think of things from here. Maybe. I can always call.”“My cell phone’s broken.”“Oh.” I watched her calmly walk away from me and to the door. When she opened the door she turned back to me.“What is it that they’re saying now, ‘May the Blessed Lady protect?’” I shrugged in response as she closed the door and left. People are thinking of stranger and stranger things. If there is a “Blessed Lady”, I wouldn’t mind meeting her.Well, there’s still time in life for a lot of things. Life goes on, indeed.(8/8)
>>27366649>>27366609I have no idea who the character is supposed to be, but I want a 0 casualty mission and she's supposed to be an elite vindicare so yeah.
>>27366461>>27366497>>27366635Hahaha, sorry! It's the only thing I have left after my laptop died a permanent death!...It's a hand-me-down Mac, though, I didn't buy it!
>>27366709Free is better then nothing at all. My laptop was made in 2005 and it's still kicking. Slow, but kicking.
>>27366681I enjoyed this writeup more than the previous ones, so they're improving.
>>27366709Was it sabotage? Did the rabbits kill your laptop? You can be honest with us man.
>>27366549this. Their job was specifically mentioned to have opposing vantage points to monitor the crowd AND EACH OTHER. If one of them got captured, then either the others are dead, enishi is a mole, the whole team is compromised, or they're really fucking incompetent. All of those are reasons to let her die. We're not a lovey dovey warmaster, we're the girl once known as Murderface, one more dead MG is nothing, this bitch on the mic needs to step up her game and come at us directly to even get a halffuck.
Hey, I'm gonna go ahead and give a request up for writefaggery.I've been contemplating what a normal human would do in a world like this if he wants to take the fite to the magical girls as it is wont to happen sooner or later.So I was contemplating a handful of MGs hanging out in an abandoned building putting the thumbscrews to one dude they want info out of when someone geared up like pic related stomps into the room with a belt-fed AA12 with buckshot loaded and begins blasting away. One gets gibbed trying to get close to him, the others leg it out the backdoor. Only a few steps from the building a grenade launcher blows them off their feet and one of them to pieces while a sniper picks off another. Only one MG left, she tries to flee but the massive autoshotgun guy comes around the corner and smashes her to the ground, then shoots her in one knee. She blacks out a bit.
>>27366709Free stuff is best stuff, unless it's shit then it's not good anymore.On a scale from 1 to 10 how fucked are our 0 friendly casualties plans...approximately
>>27366740Because we really want to be the Warmaster who lost an entire Elite Squad of Vindicare over a personal grudge against an opponent with an advantage over us.
>>27366740Or the other squad is just that good and took them all down at the same time.
>>27366461>>27366497>>27366635It's alright, in case the Mac goes Decu probably has a Difference Engine II ready to go.
>>27366740You know there could be a callidus there projecting the image of the MG that got taken down.
>>27366769The last thing she sees is the crew looking down on her going "I guess we don't get hit jobs often, but whatever pays, right?"
>>27366788The communication from Enishi specifically only mentioned one girl losing contact, and also having no idea why, which means the rest were neither taken out themselves, nor saw what happened.Most likely Decu just forgot that little detail in their deployment, I sure didn't remember it.
>>27366681The song bit could have been done a bit more elegantly than just slapping the lyrics down. That part seemed really sloppily done. Other than that, the flow and word choice could use a lot of work. Seems like you're trying too hard to make it dark and just going straight into 2EDGY territory.
>>27366740If they have a really good Callidus on hand, they could have covered Ayumu's disappearance until Enishi came along to dispel it. At any rate, the Vindicares knew the risk of taking this mission, but that doesn't mean that we can sacrifice them all willy-nilly.
>>27366795Enishi just said she detected the MGs life signals giving off a flatline. A Callidus doing anything would be...useless.
>>27366833So either our team was negligent, or Ayumu was quietly and quickly taken down while we were doing the interrogations.
>>27366727Good! I wanted to get on some major criticism points, specifically the lack of story and knowing what my character looks like. I'll try to flesh out more later.>>27366822Eh, I'm not a poet. I really tried to find a song that would relate but I resorted to using my own words. As for word choice itself... it's kinda how I write. Don't worry, the words will make sense later on.
>>27366882Not either or, both.
>>27366769Careful, kid. You might cut yourself on that edge.
>>27366882If our team can't do shit without us holding their hands, they're useless. I'm all for treating them as a collateral as long as Prophet dies.
>>27366887Ah yes, before I forget here is the updated pastebin! http://pastebin.com/rK7ARtXR
>>27366833Right...You know what that means? It JUST HAPPENED. Wanna know what a callidus could do? Become invisible. Why did the rest of the team not do anything? Well for one communications are being intercepted so we can't hear them, or Enishi anymore so for all we know they all got taken out at the same time. This was directed at the guys that were saying how useless the vindicares were not you directly anon that I'm replying to.
>>27366895The fuck? How is that edgy in comparison to this entire thread of kneecap-blasting boner? Compared to what the MG's have been shown to do in the very main quest line that is pretty tame, just getting a job done.
>>27366887It's not the song itself that was the problem, it's the presentation. You just put the lyrics down instead of trying to work it into a narrative of some kind.
>>27366882>>Ayumu was quietly and quickly taken down while we were doing the interrogations.We're dealing with a girl who's known only as The Prophet. That she can strike at the precise moment to take down our Vindicare without being noticed until after the deed is done is HARDLY surprising.
>>27366935>Random guy killing a bunch of magical girls just because>"How is that any different?"A) You'll notice that we haven't actually shot anyone this thread, nor have we done so in quite some time.B) Usually there's some kind of plot reason to go along with it, not just a random guy killing off a bunch of magical girls.
>>27366693>elite vindicare>captured without even a chanceThat doesn't add up.
>>27366914That makes no sense. There was enough time for Enishi and the rest of the team to notice Ayumu (and ONLY Ayumu) wasn't responding, and contact Chiaki to give her that information, which means 10+ seconds at least. If contact with the whole team (or even one more) was lost, whether due to signal interference or them being taken out, that would have been mentioned. Therefore, they weren't all taken out at the same time.Again, she either literally disappeared completely in front of their eyes a la invisibility (which seems a lot of trouble if you're just gonna chunk her for her gem anyway), or they're useless as fuck. Or Decu didn't remember they kept watch on eachother.
>>27367014>elite vindicare>captured without even a chance>+Oriko Mikunifixed it for you. now it adds up
>>27367010Read the last part>>27366797
>>27367041What does that have to do with anything?
So people. Anyone else wants to see some sentient Witches in action?
>>27367062It's the entire justification? The reveal that it was not just a random dude killing the MGs for shiggles but an ordered and paid for hit by a handful of elite henchmen?
>>27367041I was responding to the first post and how it seemed to be wanton killing of magical girls, not anyone else's response. Either way, it's still murderhobo levels of idiotic.
>>27367014>>27367030First off, it's a group of people not only one so in theory they can strike at the same time and leave no chance of anyone reporting in. Or they just jammed the comms beforehand, that's also possible.Secondly, only Enishi noticed the flat line.
>>27367081>The entire justification>Someone else's post
>>27366935You're probably new to the quest, and that's okay, but the idea clashes horribly with the entire setting. If you want Payday writefaggotry, go try /vg/ or somewhere.
>>27367103Correction. Only Enishi got to tell us.
>>27367103> "Matsuda-sama, I know you're busy, but we have a situation. Ayumu of Squad Hiryu isn't responding, and her readout is a flatline--"Do you really think that she A: didn't make sure every other member of the squad was responding, or B: not mention that others were not responding? There's not much ambiguity in the wording - the only person she lost contact with was Ayumu.
>>27367103Comes down to, we have a squad unaffiliated with any Officio with a "Prophet" at the helm of their movements. They managed to take one of our girls by surprise, even when we'd specifically ordered an overwatch. They have the advantage right now, as the element of surprise (we know nothing about them) and a superior strategic position (a "Prophet")... pointless bravado is really, absolutely the poorest choice that could be made here.
I should mention. Deculture did say in one of the post-thread Q&As that there are indeed PMCs that have anti-MG weapons. If that means they have huge cannons assigned to every squad or something that fucks with the way soulgems control the body I don't know.
>>27367081So? That's not a plot, or a justification, that's just tiny bit of context for the murder-wankfest that was the first post.
>>27367156Exactly the point I'm trying to support. Obviously they got the advantage and some of you guys want to make the stage boss angry enough to kill our squad.
Friendly reminder that we are not the second coming of Kharn. We are not going to laugh in their face and revel in the ensuring bloodshed.
>>27367238Christ, that's not it at all. Going up on stage is fucking stupid, we're still on a job. >"If you were any good, you'd have taken me when I was alone in the tunnels. Instead you try coerce me by kidnapping one of my girls. I have left a river of blood so deep it's one of the signs of the apocolypse, what's one more drop in that. If you want to get serious, make a fucking appointment. My office hours are 9-5 on weekdays."Show her we're a dedicated professional, we might get some courtesy in return.
>>27367362I think that what he meant by "Stage boss" was that like... the boss of this level. Thinking of it as a video-game? Not really getting up on stage.
>>27367394Yeah kinda like that, the boss of the mission I guess. And that stage thing was directed at someone earlier that suggested it.I think we really exhausted Decu and he just went to sleep as soon as he finished.
>>27367394Ah, I worked as a stagehand for a while and anytime I see stage boss or hear it, I think that asshole with the headset and the unlit cigarette who shouts a lot and doesn't do anything until someone fucks up.Regardless, we should put on a display of our professionalism. You mentioned she was a prophet. If she wanted us, she would have taken us in the tunnel. She wants to talk, otherwise she wouldn't have called us in the first place. We should give her an opportunity to talk, but it's on our terms.
>>27367362I like that >I have left a river of blood so deep it's one of the signs of the apocalypse, what's one more drop in that.It sounds pretty badass.
>>27366821forget-me field/illusion and nab. Not that hard.
>>27367442The last post was extremely late in moon hours. I'm really surprised he even wrote for this long. Thank you, Decu-pyon! >>27367454I think the problem here is that, well... judging from their actions, they know that a direct confrontation with Timestop Mc.Murderface will end in their deaths. So they're getting as many advantages as they can. Why attack us in the tunnel when they can send us Mami lookalike corpses, threaten the entire concert, and take out our squad one by one unless we "cooperate"?Really... we're at an extreme disadvantage right now. We need more info and if just make a bluff that we CAN'T back up, we're going to get called out on it and we're going to have a massive allied body count for out first mission as Warmaster.
>>27367362>>27367488See, I take that as that "Uncouth Manner" she was talking about. She'd likely see that as bragging and I'd prefer to keep our vindicare alive if at all possible.
>>27367505Yeah no shit, thread ends at around 1900 over here, today it ended at 2300
DECU USES AN APPLE BECAUSE HE IS A TREE WAKE UP SHEEPLE
Someone with invis doesn't even have to try very hard to nab someone even with overwatch - just wait for girl to report in, grab soul gem and run, and girl slumps over and still appears to be right there. It'd take 30 seconds or so for anyone to notice unless they're on the ball, like Enshi was.
>>27367637>not having soul gem as a clit ringthese vindi's aren't serious enough about their job.
>>27367692>implying that would stop someone tugging really hard
>>27367791>implying that's easy to reach
>>27367791>implying it's not for licking everything in one go
>>27367876Lewd alert, lewd alert. Please report to nearest Purity Enforcement Official at earliest opportunity, this will be your only warning.
>>27367925But I just left her place this morning
>>27367925Officio, damn.Anyway, still don't think that checks out because how would she not notice someone taking her gem even if they could do it that easily? Surely she'd be flapping about or trying to communicate before flopping down were that the case. I guess if they were super-fast it might work, but even then, invisibility, super-speed, and being able to nab the gem like that is really convoluted an explanation.
>>27367960A "don't notice me" field works perfect for that.
>>27368026I suppose, mostly the issue then is that the callidus squad explicitly looking out for other callidus and each other, led by the officio's best callidus, didn't notice an illusion. Which would be pretty dumb, and basically telling us 'no point relying on anyone but Chiaki because any enemies can outdo your own experts at their own game'.
>>27368026>not noticing as she steps in close>reporting in even as you ignore her hand round your neck>blinking slightly and wondering why you feel faint as blood leaks out around her knife as it cuts out your throat>wondering why the world suddenly blinks out of existence as she walks away holding your necklace soul gem as you struggle to report in again
>>27368100Except, Enshi DID notice there was something wrong - possibly an illusion. She can't be everywhere after all.
>>27366740Or the opposition has some Callidus within their number. Being outclassed by one of the two things that we know you can't reliably defend against is not a sign of incompetence, especially if this rogue group of MG's is using anti-MG equipment.
>>27368100We don't have a Callidus squad; we only have one Callidus. We have a Vindicare squad. Goddamn, this feels like another "Get fucked" moment with all of these calls for trying to sound badass professional instead of actual professional.
>>27368168Noticing after they've already executed their plan and abandoned stealth isn't exactly doing her credit, and that still leaves the illusion-detecting capability of the rest of Squad Hiryuu looking pretty bad.Really, it's not even a power thing - every character will have weaknesses that can be exploited, after all. But when you set up a perimeter, have it guarded against everything you can think of, and it's breached not because of a huge gap in your preparation but 'lol your enemy has the perfect power to make all your preparation useless' (this is assuming it's a callidus ability like >>27368026, still room for Decu to outthink us instead of course), that just makes it feel like the preparation was pointless in the first place and could be skipped entirely.
>>27368517>that still leaves the illusion-detecting capability of the rest of Squad Hiryuu looking pretty bad.Oh, you mean the ability tht we've been told required manifesting our Soul Gem and concentrating on it, taking that person away from paying attention to anything else? Such as watching the crowd, and the Magical Girls in it. And wasn't Ayumu the Vindicare we pulled from her station to take out Mine's limo? At least one girl was, and I'm pretty sure this is a domed stadium so there's no line of sight from their sniper perches to the parking lot.
>>27366549Decu, when you wake up and look at this thread, consider this option to start the next thread. Given the utter bullshit that happened upstairs, Chiaki CANNOT fight these guys. And she will not go to meet them on their terms, if they want to talk to her, they need to talk to her in person. She can arrange for a neutral meeting at her officio. It's stupid for her to negotiate with these ladies.