Welcome back to reality Faefnir.Previously: You returned to your family and seeing them well, you recounted your tales from the land of Wonder! Odd thing though it is- you were only there for roughly half an hour! Felt like YEARS!Well, from there you went onto furnish your very own castle, or rather, you repaired the outter walls and created a labyrinth spanning the entire ground floor from the wall into an underground Colosseum. What fun times you'd have there!Oh, such as the "Devil Queen" gracing you once more with her presence... Erm.. She proposed to you something, yet I'm not quite sure what it was. Whatever did you do Faefnir?My good Noakuma's abilities!>http://pastebin.com/rHJuHW12The tale told thus far unto now.>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20QuestAnd your absolutely quaint little family.http://pastebin.com/w7sdhcqRBy the way, I shall be visiting you shortly, be prepared for my arrival...
You feel a chill run through your body, shaking you to your very core even with your closeness to Madeleine. At first, it's fear, yet then, it blossoms into some form of resolve.You look up with confidence, and the Devil smiles, taking a seat back upon her chair- No, your chair, and bearing forth an opalescent pearl of energy between her fingers. With a knowing look, she gazes down upon you with a beautifully sick and sickly beautiful visage, her whisper carries across the room," This makes four instances that I hold. Do you feel resolute now? Powerful? In control?" She laughs, and you feel as though your body is iced over, whatever words you had to speak get stuck in your throat, and her smile vanishes."Let us see what you had.. intended to say.. Shall we?"She flicks the pearl of energy out into the room and it stops between the sands and the seats, floating for a moment as it begins to slowly dissolve, words pouring forth... In your voice.> "Devil. You ask me now to stand against my Family and the Bonds I have forged with them. You refuse even to break bread with me.>Not only that but your plan is untenable. You wish a world without humans and only Akuma, and disregard the fact that humans are required for the existence of Akuma. You seek to make a world of black, but without the contrast of hope to be crushed one can not appreciate such a world. In your world there is no suffering, the world you seek is bland and tasteless.>Me and my Family remain beholden to ourselves. We bowed not to the Duke, we bow not to you.>And you are mistaken in placing before me only the two choices. I am willing to be your ally, but I will not break any Bonds for your sake. We have many goals and enemies in common and we could both greatly inconvenience the other. It is far more practical for both of us to work alongside each other."
The message ends as the energy fully dissipates, and you start to feel yourself again, yet different. Powerless. You hate being two. You want to join with Madeleine again. You want to feel that strength again, the world at your very fingertips... Just not.Not this."Interesting." She finally utter after a long and strained silence. Her voice still carries no emotion other than mild contempt and lacing of disgust."Hear this then, as I shall answer the words that I have heard.My will is to enact the casualty that is the death of all things graced by god. I care not for duality of hope to bring misery and despair to fruition, all that I demand is that this world dies and the machines untouched by the light of either god or innocence come in full force.You still seem to think that you are indeed human with your aspiration to appreciate. This is quaint. As it stands you are still bound to me by the threads of fate Bondomu." Her eyes flicker, barely registering Madeleine in her gaze," Both of you.""I would see to it, that through your bonds the world burns, and your kind achieve a form that even your creator would scarcely come to know."She rises from her seat," I shall appear before you again."She draws out her every next words as though for you to taste their full meaning. Next time... Shall be the last time... That I make this offer to you."With a turn," Goddbye, Bondomu." She vanishes into a nearby shadow, and the light of the fake sky begins to beam down upon the stadium once more.The chill concerning you and Maddie quickly leaves with her, and the two of you fall to your knees as though your legs had been locked into place by her will, freed only by her departure.Maddie holds you close, pulling you into her arms,"Faefnir.. What have we unleashed?""I don't know Maddie, I really don't know..."> Go back to the others.> Collect yourself.> Ring Alice's bell.> (other)
>>27407044>Go back to the othersLet's help the family get settled first. Afterward, we should go find Maashiima. See if he hasn't destroyed that Innocence already.
>>27406974I shan't be joining you tonight unfortunately Duke as I have shitty lab reports to get finished. I shall be looking forward to reading about our exploits tomorrow in the archive however. Good night to you Sir.
>>27407044Yay Akuma quest~!Well, we should try to calm ourselves a bit before we visit the others. That was a nasty bit of revelation and if we look like nervous wrecks, we might worry the others too.
>>27407044>>27407115Oh, I didn't immediately understand what collect yourself meant.>>27407077I'm switching my vote over to that before we head on over to the castle proper to meet the family.
>>27407044> Collect yourself.Lets collect ourselves with Maddie. Clang clang style.Then we can plan a family meeting with brioche.
>>27407219Ah, the memories.
>>27407044>> Collect yourself.
Dear Alice, A dear friend of mine has become rather boring after being restored to sanity. My question is, how do I make her fun again? ps. I accidently a whole akuma, is it dangerous?
>>27407219I saw clang clang style, but my mind thought Oppan Gangnam style...>>27407044but yeah, We best collect ourself before we wreck ourself.and as a general reminder, people, we will not be doing the inversion of crits thing from now on. WE MUST LIVE WITH OUR FAILURE AT ROLLING
>>27407266So.....any reason the Devil Queen is narrating for us......
>>27407219The more I see that phrase, the more I picture it being used for more than the standard clang clang.Like hugging, kissing, back rubs, and even patty cake.
>>27407296Or, at the very least, use it only as a final resort.
>>27407324CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG
>>27407331If I recall, changing it so 100s are good and 1s are bad doesn't have adverse effects. Might be a good idea to do so.
>>27407277Dear Bondomu,I haven't a clue how you managed to send a letter to wonderland however all is so very well. Regina and I have made a few very fun tames that you may enjoy.The first involves pulling out her nails! Oh how she cries out in joy with each one I yank out. Unfortunately however, she only has so many, so we were forced to make a second game!This one even has replay value! She gets down on all fours and I mount her like a pony. She then crawls on her hands and knees through broken glass. It has replay value because she only gets more glass during the second pass.It also goes deeper.The third game. Well, i haven't thought of one yet, however so long as Regina and I put our brains together, we'll come up with something fun.Sincerely, Your lovable and sweet Alice.P.S. Did you buy her dinner first? If not, shame on you.
>>27407352And every time they walk past the blacksmith, the sound of metal hitting metal causes them both to blush while our child akuma pop their heads in and go "How lewd!"
>>27407310Pay no mind. I've returned. Erm.. Yes, I know what happens after this part. Yes.
>>27407400Dear Alice, thank you for dispeling any doubts about my friend. Have you thought about salting her wounds, literally? Or slap her every time she uses a work containing the letter "e"?P.S.: I didn't, but I slapped her first.
Something that bothered me from the last thread: why does our "labyrinth" mostly lead to the arena and then the arena have several direct connections to the castle? I mean either of those by themselves would be fine, but together they mean that the labyrinth will generally lead you to the castle
>>27407582>the arena have several direct connections to the castleWait, where did it say that? I don't remember that.
You and Maddie take in deep breaths, slowing your artificial heartbeats down, the faux sweat beading upon your brow accumulates despite the previous chill, and your artificial sun now beats down upon you. "I think.. I'd like to just lay back down here." You let yourself fall to the ground and stare at the realistic clouds floating through the sky, feathery and wispy, as though they're barely there. For some reason this sky feels familiar to you. Even the sand and dust upon the ground. It's quite the odd feeling. Is this deja-vu?Maddie looks down to you, her brow wrinkled with worry and her eyes speaking the same,"What should we do Faefnir? You have denied her but.. She'll be back right? She said that she would." Maddie's eyes turn to the seat that the Devil Queen had sat," She is powerful..." Maddie trails off in thought, and you feel her surface thoughts through your bond."Maddie, why would we join her?""She doesn't hate Akuma. We may be Noah, but we are Akuma first, right? Do they.. Do they really understand us?"She looks down upon you, her oculars transfixed upon your visage, searching for your answers," I vaguely recall my distaste from them before. Before I had perished. The me as of now..."She places a hand over her chest, the side with her Akuma Core buried deep beneath her chassis," I know that you made it. Yet you made me with everything that I once had." She gazes back up to the box seats, and around to the stadium slowly," I've respected your choice to be civil with the Noah," She transfixes upon you again," Yet the Devil Queen may just be right, they are still human. She also has power. Such power... She could have snuffed us out without a second thought." >Maddie's words cut deep. The opinion of your other half... How will you answer that?
>>27407603>>27407582Only one path leads to the castle proper. From the Arena, beyond the box seats it connects to the rest of the castle. This is so that Enemies are forced into a collapsible stage for combat, and the Arena can be accessed from the castle.The plan is that enemies will not make it past the arena.It's not so much to confound as it is to have a firing hole, and the separate paths can also be gated off to restrict arena access while a combat takes place.
>>27407603Gates from which you had just arrived. Black, steel, and as strong as you can possibly imagine. The many entryways will keep the "visitors" from flooding in all at once should you choose that they not.You create stadium seats, and a several entries leading to the castle proper. For spectators of all sorts, and a Demon gate for the champion that chooses to take the fight to the challengers, or would-be gladiators.
>>27407628What she said is not entirely too. The Devil Queen needs us to act as a proxy. It look like she needs us to directly interract with the world. We may actually have more power than we thought in this. If she was as powerful as she claims to be, there wouldn't be no need for us.Furthermore, we are akumas or Noahs first, we are both at the same time. I can understand your distate for the Noah, but ultimately, you are one of them too. It is the Bond of Noah that freed us from servitude.
>>27407758not entirely true*man, typos tonight
>>27407628"I understand you completely, Maddie, because I feel the same. It is true that the rest of the Noah may not understand us. That we only enjoy our current relationship with them because we ourselves are a part of their family. But that's just it; we're family, Maddie. And that concept, that bond of ours, is more than enough reason for me to side with them against the Devil Queen.">>27407697>>27407711There's only one path to the castle.Did you think the demon gate leads to the castle? It's just a part of the arena's structure.
>>27407628Yeah, the devil queen is powerful. Probably one of the scariest things around. However, as nice as her offer is, it comes with that hidden catch; we are tools to her and nothing more. Sure she likes us because we are akuma, but that's because we are not of the same 'brand' as the humans or noah. She cares little about what makes us.. well, us and given a chance she'd likely try stuff to make us more 'efficient'.Not only that, but say we do side with her and she wins. Then what? She will have more power than ever before and we'd be on her leash. With the Duke we know where we stand and are treated with respect as a member of his family. With her? We'll never have true freedom. Our families will only live because she deems so and if she deems fit, she could simply slay us.Power is fine and dandy, but if we sacrifice our love, our freedom, even ourselves just for it, well.. we'd be no better than those disgusting exorcists who surrender themselves to THEIR god. We just need to play smart now. Think carefully, and be ready when she comes again.
>>27407697My primary objection is that she seems to have neglected the fact that akuma need humans to make more akuma. And indeed, without them, who would we kill? And I think you'll agree that it would be a shame to turn on Alice, who helped our family so and helped us reunite.
>>27407813>>27407628EXTENDED CUT:"Our family, the one we built together, is so very important to me. I know you feel the same way about them. And I know that's what drives you to want to accept the Devil Queen's offer. I love how very much you care for our family, that you were even willing to defy Morgan even back before I had shared a part of my soul with you. I am so glad to have you as my partner. Which is why I want you to understand that I've extended these feelings of mine to the rest of the Noah. I cannot betray them because they are my family. And because they are my family, they have my unconditional love."
I say we put this before our families, both of them. Invite the Duke and all the Noah in to dine with our Akuma, perhaps watch a bit of bloodsport, and then we discuss the news
>>27407937I am not sure the Duke would be happy to learn about our dance with the devil in the pale moonlight.
>>27407963You mean that we talked, she made the offer, and we deferred and immediately decided to contact him about it?
>>27407937>>27407963>>27408008Well, we can't really keep the Devil Queen a secret. Maashiima saw her, after all.If we had to discuss what to do with someone from the Noah, Morgan is our best bet. We still need to talk to her about repairing our system (so that we can gain exp again), so we might as well kill 2 birds with 1 stone.
>>27408008The very fact it was offered to us put us in a bad position, as it means we are in a position to betray the Noah. Such an event doesn't seem impossible considering the power the Queen hold in her hand.We have to approach this very carefully.We could ask the duke about the devil first.
if nothing else, perhaps the records of the Noah family might have some information on this creature. It's doubtful, but for all we know it is far less powerful than it seemsOur best bet is probably to try to convince it that even if we decide against it, our purposes are aligned at least until the Heart is destroyed. Frankly though, since it seems disgusted when"play at being human" it basically sounds like it would prefer a Lvl 1 Akuma but needed us for power and our independence from the orders of the Noah. In other words, it dislikes almost everything we enjoy except slaughter. Including the fact that we enjoy those things.
>>27408076It's true she did offer, but we also denied her. It's best not to keep secrets from the duke and the fact we are doing the big scary monster equivilent of 'Daddy daddy! There was a scary woman who offered me candy to get in the van but I said no!' is better than trying to be subtle.
>>27408135Morgan would probably know, with her "Forbidden Knowledge".The Necronomicon also presents an alternative avenue on researching the Devil Queen.
>>27408182True enough.What were the 4 subjects in the necronomicon and how is the study going?
Yes, the devil queen is powerful. Quite Powerful indeed. Probably one of the most terrifying creatures in existence. However, as nice as her offer is, it comes with that hidden catch; we are tools to her and nothing more.You saw the way that she looked upon us. That contempt."You rise from the dust and the sand pours off of your body, as you stand, meeting her gaze and taking her by the hand, she's trembling. "Faefnir, I don't want her to kill us. I don't want her to kill Schwere, Kralle, Kama, Edward, or any of the others. I don't care what needs to happen to the Noah, you don't think that they see you just the same? As a tool?"You stare deeply into her eyes, some anger rising within. Yet you keep it bottled and strained between your teeth," Alice saved you. She saved our family. Is her example not enough from the Noah? Even Maashiima fought on our side.""I died because of Alice. It's you that brought me back Faefnir," She looks down, her shaking stops and her shoulders slacken,"And I only had to be saved as Maashiima left us for dead and the Nun sisters saw fit that you should die. I sacrificed myself for you, and yet you won't listen to reason."Your metaphoric heart sinks at those words," Madeleine," You bring a hand to her cheek, only to have her push it away, her blue lenses looking into yours."Faefnir, I love what we share. In our carnage, in our madness, in our family. However I don't think you consider the risks that you take, and the sacrifices I'm forced to make over and over again for the positions that they've put us in. We wore wonderland-tinted lenses for some time, did we not? Let us go, We should see to our family, should we not?" She turns to gaze upon the Twin thrones in the highest seat, holding out her and for you behind her.> Take it.> This discussion isn't over.> Disregard her hand, head for the castle.> (Other)
>>27407400Dear AliceMake sure not to break your toy. Physically I mean. It wants to die after all. Perhaps a Wonderland rule to make that impossible might be in order.Sincerely your half brother.
>>27408199>This discussion isn't overWe need to explain the reasons for our loyalty to the Noah, first.For which I offer up this as an explanation:>>27407813>>27407908We insist that we understand her feelings completely while appealing to her emotional side.
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>>27408264We started Sacrifice and Blood first. After Schwere finishes with it, we should move on to The Other Side.
>>27408199> This discussion isn't over.>>27408264Somehow, I think "the other side" would be interesting to study, as it look like we have a friend on the other side who isn't all that friendly.
>>27408299indeed. let's make more friends on the other side.
>>27408199> Take it.> (Other)"We shall continue this discussion later. But for now the family comes first."
>>27408199Take it. Pull her into an embrace. Whisper into her ear "My Dear Madeleine", begin walking towards the family. As we walk, say that our concern is that her offer may be the riskiest of all. Especially since by the sounds of it, the logical last step in her plan would be to kill us and the family. With the Noah, we've just finished rising to a position of power. Not even the Duke ORDERS us or our family, he merely ... suggests.
>>27408259Perhaps it would be good to talk and hug it out on our way back.Still, she does have a small point. As is, she has had no real pleasant or positive experience with the noah as we have. To her, the Noah seem to get between her, the family she knows, and us. That's a major issue we will need to sell to her and it won't be easy. The best option is for her to simply spend time with them, but the members we have already strike her as off.Well.. hopefully we can find other Noah members soon. If she has another member she can like that isn't us, it should make getting along easier. As is, don't push too hard. We are both tired, spooked, and not in the best shape.
>>27408199take it, let's check on our little family.
>>27408199>>27408386Yes, this is true. While she may have come to enjoy Alice's company, she still can't trust the Noah completely.Still, I think it's important that, for now, we try to make her believe in us. Because as it stands right now, she has doubts of our decision making capabilities. We can't convince her to like the Noah now, but we MUST convince her to trust our leadership.
>>27408259>>27408304Two that want to continue the discussion.>>27408417>>27408360>>27408357Ah, three for taking it. Write then.Will you still opt to push the issue as you return to the castle?
>>27408199The phrase "better the devil you know" also comes to mind. And if it is fear of that creature that unsettles you, well that says something in and of itself. And beyond that "better the devil you know"Also, excuse me Maddy, there's no way to put this delicately, but ... YOU kill yourself, not Alice, by allowing that Innocence to poison you. You just died on Alice's metaphorical operating table. And were only saved by the Bondomu anyway.
>>27408524Duke, 2 of the 3 votes for taking it are for continuing the discussion.
>>27408566True, speaking in stride then.
>>27408524push but delicatley, making sure that she understands that concern for the family is what DRIVES our thoughtsmaybe we should stop taking the devil's own luck deals, turn it off and live with our own bad luck
>>27408581we should also try to express ourselves in the best way we know how: BREAD!!!. Bake a bread while concentrating on our feelings for our Akuma family. Then bake another for our feelings for Maddie. Nibble a bit for a taste check though to make sure the taste of love isn't horribad for a darkmatter palette
>>27408551>Also, excuse me Maddy, there's no way to put this delicately, but ... YOU kill yourself, not Alice, by allowing that Innocence to poison you. You just died on Alice's metaphorical operating table. And were only saved by the Bondomu anyway.Stop using rational arguments in an irrational debates. Our own feelings are the only weapons in this argument.
>>27408551>>27408691Yes, this. We know from previous experience that Maddie follows her feelings. If we want to convince her, we must appeal to her emotions.>>27408524>>27408551So, just so you know, Duke. I'm voting against this.I mean, I hope you didn't begin writing with the thought to incorporate it. Since everyone has been pushing for us to be delicate, and this guy's suggestion isn't at all.
>>27408691indeed, there is no arguing with women. it's best to quit while you're ahead.
>>27408784No, no, no, that's the wrong attitude to take.We need to make her believe in us. She just plainly spelled out to us that she thought our decisions were irrational. It'd be bad to leave this alone, so we need to make her trust us first before returning to the family.We can't brush this under the rug, like what you're suggesting. That's the worst thing to do.
>>27408691I was summarizing to get it out quick when I wrote that "you killed yourself" part. I guess I shouldn't have assumed the "I worried/was scared/emoted so much I ripped my soul in half" was obvious
>>27408890You're suggesting what to do to the Duke, anon. You don't expect him to add any nuances for you. That's just lazy.
>>27408199>> Take it.
"Madeleine," You slip your hand into hers and it presses down upon your artificial skin with force, as she looks back to you from the corner of her eyes."I understand you Maddie." You hold her there for a moment even as she leans ahead to lead you, her expression concealed by her dirty golden locks falling about her face," I feel that it is true that the Noah may not understand us. And that we only enjoy what civility we have with them because we ourselves are a part of their family." You pull at her hand to bring her in for an embrace yet she does not move,"Our family, the one we built together, is so very important. To us. I know it drives you to accept the Queen. It's amazing how very much you care for our family.""Fafnir," She finally speaks, you regard her with your oculars and auditories, giving her your full attention."I no longer wish to speak of this matter. I've been quite clear." Her hand lets yours go,"You still forget that we are demons, and machines first. Humans cannot understand us. Even now.. Even now I feel the memory of the Noah slipping into what I am." She turns away from you entirely."We were never human to begin with, right?"Madeleine turns to you, her face wrought with pain, and apprehension. Black tears running down her face, she brings her hands up and presses them into her arms, splitting her human facade's flesh from the sheer pressure,"Yet we side with the humans."You take a step back, faltering in your resolve, your hand flinches forward, and catches her glare. Mad and uneasy, she tears flesh from her arm and throws it down into the Colosseum sands, the black blood mixing with the dust."I just..." She breathes heavily, with her frantic breaths slowing down as she regains her composure,"I want what's best for us. I don't think the Noah have our best interests in mind. I... I could be wrong." She pauses, you stand at a loss for words, and then departs, saying nothing else.
>Synch Rating 0/10> Follow after.> Wait in the sands.> Go outside, destroy something beautiful.> Ring Alice's Bell.> (Other)
>>27409034Follow after her. No need to approach her. Just make sure she's alright.
>>27409034> Follow after.Then after>> Go outside, destroy something beautiful. We are clang clanging alone tonight.
Something else to possibly bring up, adlibbed to better fit the emotional tone of the argument:You shouldn''t forget just how much Innocence can poison your mind, why just look at Alice.I don't know exactly how long you were under the influence, but you should take your feelings from then with a grain of salt. Reviewing your memories of the events themselves may or may not change your view of them, but at least it will be YOUR view. You might also want to consider discussing this matter with your tenant, considering what s/he gave up to revive you. If nothing else, you can get together to bitch about how stubborn WE are.
>>27409067She has Jacob... And you're going to pull the crazy card, eh?
>>27409098Well, there is a woman inside us.
>>27409098I'm against it completely.
>>27409034..Looks like we are in the level 1 house tonight. We should make sure she is alright first.. but let her calm down a bit too. After that, go outside and find something to occupy ourselves with. If anything else, we can find some idiot to punch. Maybe we can make her a make up present of some bread later? We do have a new bakery.
>>27409138So you're voting to follow her from a distance?
>>27409098yeah let's NOT follow that plan. That is a bad plan.
>>27409138That bakery didn't get done due to the amazing Colosseum.>>27409138>>27409065>>27409050Crazy boyfriend stalker time?
>>27409170Crazy boyfriend stalker time.
>>27409170But wait. We should transform into our Akuma form first.It would be appropriate, after what Maddie said.
>>27409203It'd be interesting if you lot decided to never again appear as a human.. Much like traditional LV3s.
The humans can all go BURN for all I care (dragon form)... well actually I'd enjoy that ... but anyway, my point is that my concerns have nothing to do with the humans, or even the Noah, and everything to do with what is best for this family. We're walking a tightrope and while the Noah side is dangerous, at least we can see the pitfalls ... unlike her side. But as you say, let us go speak with our family.
>>27409227Perhaps when we're not planning to disguise ourselves in front of company (such as Fonso, our comatose gypsy).When we're with family (both our family and the Noah).It would be a nice symbolic gesture for Maddie.
>>27409264>When we're with family (both our family and the Noah) we could appear in our Akuma form. For the Noah, when we want to show our emotional side, we could appear like a human, but for our general purposes, we'd be in Akuma form all the time.Is what I meant to say.
>>27409227Interesting, but awfully impractical. Actually, I would rather love it if we acquired an individual Noah form shaped like a grey doll like version of Jacob with seven stigmata.
>>27409300Actually, this is an odd idea, but why not have our Akuma form incorporate our noah form? Like we wear our Akuma body like actual armor. Open face mask, noah face!
>>27409300>>27409362Well, we can already partially transform ourselves. I guess we could transform ourselves while leaving a bit of our human disguise on.
Swallowing your pride for the moment, you chase after Madeleine on her way up the Colosseum passage.You keep some paces behind her, and she does not look back upon your presence. Thoughts flow through your mind as to how you could appease her what-with her being your other half. Yet now does not seem like the time that she'd be accepting of anything. Like a quiet ride in a covered wagon, your short trip to the castle proper is steeped in silence with the odd echo of footprints between the two of you.Reflecting back upon her last words, perhaps she'd prefer you appearing as Akuma rather than human? It'd be possible to say that she may take it as a token gesture. You seek her confirmation for a moment, yet her thoughts are dead to you right now. Amplifying your feelings of powerlessness.She, your other half doubts your ability to lead. How do you defend that?You dwell upon these thoughts, this embarrassment and separation. All the cause of the Devil Queen. Damn that wretched thing. Damnit all to hell and beyond. If only it did not exist... _________________________________________________________As you breach the door after Maddie, you follow her as she seemingly wanders around, right up until you hear faint talk echo through the castle, alerting you to the location of your family... Yet.. there are other voices, who are they speaking with?Within a ruined Dining hall, you see the Doctor seated upon a chair, cane stationed forward and his legs spread within his seat as though he owns this place, all of it. Beside him stands Maashiima, still bearing the bleeding head of the Red Queen in a blackened Iron hand, he stands dutifully besides Adam. Upon the other side Morgan seems to be waiting, she looks frustrated right until her eyes catch you, lightening up ever so softly, and yet she still bears some semblance of a scowl.
Their being here however means that they only could have come by way of-"You're here!" A shrill young voice screams as you're pounced upon, falling onto the hard stone of this nameless castle, an Alice atop you, shaking your clothes gently and giggling incessantly,"Your here, your here, your here! I'm so glad that you're here! Adam's been waiting for you."Maddie's eyes gleam with the slightest amount of malice directed at Alice, yet she only keeps her hand upon her open wound, oozing black.Your demon family's eyes all fall upon you, and as it is so, they all seem quite nervous.Upon the table lies an emaciated gypsy with a black arm, under direct scrutiny of the three Noah that stand before the Akuma, in all of their self-imposed regal flair.>You have control.
>>27409574"So what was that ... being?" (assume they know about the offer but do not explicitly state it for now to appease Maddi)
>>27409599>You have controlLets greet everyone and then assess the situation. If needed, lighten up the mood and offer some bread.
>>27409599Would now be the best of times to transform into our Akuma form? Because I'd be game for it. It'd look better than our disguise, since we're only wearing peasant clothes right now.Anyway, greet the Noah family. We'd offer them some bread, but there's nothing to burn and our synch rate is too low right now.
>>27409599(Going by the drawanon in demon form we have a cloak/cape.)Spin, and transform, taking a bow and swishing out the cloak/cape."Adam. To what do I owe this unexpected visit?"
>>27409702Indeed, composed of your ability to control shadows.
You gently bring yourself to your feet, while removing Alice from your person," A moment dear sister, I must put on something a touch more fashionable."She looks up to you, wiggling her body back and forth,"Oh, alright, you do that!" She leans over to you," Oh, and Adam should be rather pleased with you right now in case you're worried. We're here to say thank you!" With a hop, Alice pecks your cheek and vanishes into one of her portals, appearing behind Adam's chair for a gloved hand to come down upon her head, petting her gently.With a bow, towards the Noah," Dear Adam," You rise, spinning with a flourish as your body spins with woven blue flames and the shadows of the castle's hall. You wear your Akuma form proudly, draping your cloak of shadow from your wings to obscure the more intricate features of your form. Blue flames lick out of your jaws,"To what do I owe this pleasure?" You see Maddie glance at you, her lip quivering into a faint smile.>Synchrate 1/10The Doctor gives you a tip of his hat," Ah, yes, Dear Bondomu! And Bondomu two as Alice calls you," He gestures to Maddie with a swing of his hand, the other resting upon his cane," A pleasure to have the two of you within my presence! I've heard from Maashiima about how you helped him slay the Red Queen, and thus free Alice from the Innocence's hold." He brings a hand to his breast, his voice laced with over-exaggerated feeling," I must say, that I am simply tickled pink with this turn of events! I was quite concerned when Alice had taken you so quickly from my grasp."> You have control.
>>27409968"Yes, our exit was quite abrupt. As I recall, it seemed as if you had more to discuss with me?"Also, Duke, once we've stabilized our relationship with Maddie again, will our synchro rate rise up naturally again, like you said last thread?
>>27409968"I was merely repaying a debt to services rendered by Alice earlier. Speaking of queens Alice. The black queen paid her (dis)respects earlier."
>>27410025I have the nagging feeling that our small was fight may have been influenced by the 0/10 synchrate.>>27409968Dearest Adam, I see you acquainted yourself with that specimen I found.No mather, I was wondering if you know of a dark being who wears the devil's hat?
>>27410096Or rather, because we aren't at 0/10 synch rate, we're back to how we were before. If our synch rate was higher, we'd be more agreeable with each other as a side-effect.
>>27410025Yes.Are you certain that you wish to speak to Adam about the Devil Queen?
>>27410166Maashiima saw the Devil Queen, didn't he?For now, let's not mention the deal she offered us.Also, let's mention the Devil Queen as the LAST topic for our discussion.
>>27410166Just ask him what she is, maybe say that she appeared in wonderland. No need to tell him about her offer just yet while we're still weighing our options
>>27410166Well, Maashima saw her, so he's probably aware that something is going on.Lets not hide anything. Not this time
Pausing. Lost a damn spider. Need to find it.
>>27410321>spiderI wish for your safety, Duke.
>>27410321I found your spider, buy its missing a leg.
>>27410347Got it. Crisis averted. Quest can continue. Don't need to burn my house down. Feeding it to my black widow.
>>27410358now we know why you like Lady Arachne so much...
>>27410411I thought it was because she was the drawn incarnation of evil dark sexiness.
"Merely repaying a service rendered by Alice earlier," You gesture to the girl by his side, your clawed hand slipping through your immaterial cloak."Though it is so that our exit had been quite abrupt. As I recall, it seemed as if you had more to say?"The Doctor raises his hand and slowly shakes his head," Ah, no. No-no. I had been just about to conclude after your dismissal of my request to you." He looks over your family, appraising behind that oddly carved, almost comedic mask. Schwere's eyes glint with apprehension before she turns to you, clutching the book bound in several leathers. She seems off put by this situation, right along with Armbrust. Andrea watches you as always, and Edward's drifting off into a half-sleep as usual. The children seem beside themselves with what their place in this whole matter is."It is amusing, they won't listen to a thing that they say regarding orders. I ordered the homely little mage to crush the lightning child and she simply glared at me. The Monsterous knight to fill the baker with a bunch of holes, and so forth." A hollow yet amused laugh rings out from the man's mask," It really is a wonder how this has happened."He leans over his cane as though to get a better look at you,"Excuse my curiosity, though you must know that this has indeed not ever happened in the history of this war. It's rather interesting, albeit alarming."Leaning right back in the chair, it creaks from Adam's return to posture."Still, I am quite pleased that you assisted Maashiima in killing the Red Queen. Even if it had only been for you to serve as a distraction as he fought to save you."
Maashiima bows deeply," Indeed, it is quite a pity that Bondomu could not help much more than that. It's odd considering it as well. They should be more powerful than I when it comes to combat in its purest forms. They are even Akuma, are they not?" Maashiima wears a shit-eating grin upon his face as the words spill from his mouth. Indeed, he seems perfectly sane again.Yet he does not mention the Black Queen...Madeleine steps forward, her human skin shrouded in a golden light only to reveal her gladiatorial Akuma-form, growling with restrained anger," What do you mean that we were a distraction?! And Weak?! You WAITED for us to nearly die before you stepped in! I doubt you-" "Enough." The Doctor merely speaks the words, yet all hear them fully and true. Madeleine's voice catch in her throat and she steps back, with some measure of defeat, yet says nothing more."Indeed, something is wrong..." Morgan finally speaks amidst the following silence," Have you two not been gaining power as of late? You are far weaker than you rightly should be. Maashiima had told me of how the Innocence crushed even Madeleine, a wonder that you survived Faefnir.. A wonder indeed." >You have control.
>>27410731Ask morgan if she has idea on how to "fix" us.ANd offer everyone some bread already dammit.
>>27410781Low synchrate and not really anything to burn.Ah, the painful reality that comes with a humanoid form.. no ash storage space.
>>27410731This seems like the time to mention our predicament (ie; our inability to gain exp).>>27410781Our synch rate is pretty low with Maddie; we'd need to roll a 1 out of 10 to create the bread without burning anything.
>>27410794Great, I feel like a peasant now.I hope we'll be able to use to bakery later to bake off our anger away.
>>27410824It's quite hard to shake off the stink of being a peasant. It's been a long and hard journey.>You are now Squatting in an abandoned and half-destroyed castle
>>27410824We're not really angry, though. Or, at least, we haven't chosen yet how to react to what the Duke and Maashiima said.'Course, we'd be miffed at what Maashiima said; it's always annoying getting belittled. With the Duke, we could limit our anger to just plain annoyance, since we know that he knows that he can't order anyone in our family.
>>27410781Yeah. Maybe there is something not working properly? For all intents and purposes we are sort of a new thing and the both of you dealt with one crazy thing after another. Still, offer to have her look at us first. Be the big man and leader and show Maddy that it's safe. After all, we are two bodies of the same soul. She's already been through a lot and knowing nothing bad will happen will ease her a bit.
>>27410853Half restored castle duke. Also, I want to add that we should ask the duke to talk in private with him and Maddie later this fine evening.>>27410859Lets just ignore him. As the Noah of pity he kinda get a free pass at pitying us.>>27410863I'd even say we should let Maddie choose wether we let Morgan fix us or not. She can check us for the time being but let Maddie choose. She feels powerless and ignored, lets show we care for her opinion.
>>27410731"well, our evolution to level 3 was somewhat forced, so I'm sure that something might have been broken."
>>27410942Or maybe our AkumaOS doesn't have proper driver support for the hybrid NoAhkuma ™ platform.
>>27410974indeed... we should have used Linux..
You look towards Maddie, as she remains silent from her outburst, you simmer your own pot of irritation as you address Morgan,"Pains us to admit, yet it is true. We have not gained any more power since coming into these forms. Though we still stand above most other Akuma in terms of power."With a nod, Morgan steps away from the Duke and crosses the broken long-table.She comes close to you, extremely close as a matter of fact and draws the direct scrutiny of Madeleine, yet she persists in holding her tongue."Please show me your core, if you would Faefnir." Morgan's eyes do not meet yours. No, in fact, it's as though she's not even looking at you right now. The pursuit of knowledge and understanding the only thing that seems to be on her mind right now. That is, despite the look she had given you earlier. It makes you wonder how Morgan feels about you right now. Though it is indeed apparent. Madeleine and Andrea are staring daggers each at the Noah.> Refuse politely.> Ask Madeleine.> Request her do this in private (How bashful)> Kill all the Noah in this room.> Kill all the Akuma in this room.> Comply.> Excuse yourself.> (Other)
>>27411047>>[x] Request her do this in private (How bashful)>>[x] Ask Madeleine.Lets take Madeleine and Morgan outside of the room to discuss this in private.Lets ask Maddie's opinion on the matter. Lets argue that we can let Morgan at the very least take a look.
>>27411047ah yes, I still see that plan 2A and plan 2B are still options, as always.And I'm going to go with comply, because I want it fixed.
>>27411047Ask her to do it in private.That way, we can snap her out of her current mood. Also, it hasn't even been a day since we last saw her, right? She must still want to speak in private with us.
>>27411202>>27411163>>27411100 Three for private, two imply running it by Maddie. Would you like to do this?
>>27411237Yes hazardous Duke.
>>27411047[X] Kill all the Noah in this room.Enough of ignoring the elephant in the room. The Noah clearly don't care about the family, and must therefore die.
>>27411429..yeah, no. No killing the noah. I have to stick with the privacy and running it by Maddie first. If she wants to be with us, let her. She is our other half.
>>27411456Kinda literally in our case.
>>27411429[X] Kill all the akuma in the roomEnough of ignoring the elephant in the room. The Family clearly don't care about the Noah, and therefore must die.
You bring your claw before yourself, as though to conceal your shame, with a resounding chuckle," Now, now. I'd rather do all that within private. Before everyone else? You ask far too much of me you know."Leaning in and over you whisper into her ear,"I think it'd also do to help get you out of this mood that you've been in. Could do you good to get away from these eyes, hm?"Morgan looks up to you, frowning slightly,"Ah, yes. I suppose it indeed would. Shall we retire to another area of the castle's grounds for this, such as the courtyard?""That sounds most splendid," You flick your Oculars over to Maddie, whom continues to watch you and Morgan, her fists shaking,"Should take a look at Maddie as well, if she'll let you. Coul do quite well to have this be something of a... Threesome?"Morgan's mouth parts at that, with a dumfounded look before she starts to laugh a bit herself," Indeed, it'd be nice.""Faefnir?! A threesome, with her? Who told you that she could be invited?" Maddie bends forward, her armor perfectly molded around the defined breasts of her metallic female form,"I suppose that she could be invite.. I suppose." She smirks at that, her golden eyes falling upon you with a serious look,":Besides, Faefnir would likely get imto some kind of trouble were it simply the two of you.""Then it's decided, the three of us. Is that all well, Adam?" Morgan looks back to the Doctor whom seems to be having his own bit of fun at the conversation."Oh, oh yes, carry on with that; all is well and good." The Doctor rises to stand, and turns to Alice as he begins his departure, being quite the busy man," Oh, and i'll have something for you to do in the future Bondomu, both of you. I sincerely hope that you do not refuse my request a second time.Oh," He turns around just as he's making his way to leave," Is there.. anything else that you wanted to tell me? Anything strange recently?">Well, there is the Devil Queen...>Nope, nothing.
>>27411511Yes. Tell him about our encounter in Wonderland.
>>27411480Oy you. Cut that out.>Well, there is the Devil Queen...We met a strange personage in Wonderland. Stranger than most.
>>27411511Yes tell him about the devil queen
>>27411511Yeah.. we better inform him of the devil queen. No secrets and this is one that can bite our ass quicker if we don't inform him. At the very least, informing him of a third party that hates both God and Humans AND Noah can allow him to plan ahead just in case.
>>27411511> I sincerely hope that you do not refuse my request a second timeMay I ask which you request you are refering too? Then ask about the devil and perhaps mention meeting her in wonderland
>>27411558He asked as to go to Exorcist HQ to destroy the heart.Anyway, we should say that Maashiima can tell the Duke everything about the encounter, since he saw everything from beginning to end.
>>27411511no more secrets. it's best that we inform him of the Devil Queen
>>27411511"I'm afraid I do Adam, a recent player has sought to intrudes upon our war it seems. If you'd prefer we can discuss this in private at once or we could wait until after our....checkup"
>>27411915This seems like something the other Noah and the Family need to be in on. It's not going to stay a secret for long.
>>27411930We can brief Morgan ourselves. Maashiima with the Duke. And if Alice was at all interested, she could talk to Regina about it.As long as they aren't too busy playing their games.
>>27411511still alive duke?I guess he got eaten by a spider or dozed off.
>>27412294The Black Widow hungers for more.Just in case, thoughhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27406974/Archived.
>>27412294Ravaged by spiders. Sleeping Spiders.Will post next part in morning and then let the thread the the way of nature.Next one's time shall be posted upon the twitter/ apologies for the inconvenience!
>>27412653Hopefully we'll get to finish the examination with Morgan quickly enough so that we can proceed to the timeskip.Our family needs some love; Andrea and Edward especially. I'm thinking Edward could become our arena master/jailor if we manage to fill it up with enough prisoners.
>>27411047>Madeleine and Andrea are staring daggers each at the Noah.Pfft. I remember when it was Madeleine and Schwere who did that. Guess Schwere's completely accepted her role as Maddie's "sister" and found new love (in the Necronomicon).And while I'm talking about Andrea; I remember it being raised up that her Akuma weapon combined with her surname made it seem like that her Level 2 form would be that of a venus flytrap? And that the Duke's original plan for her was a moray eel? Which one would everyone prefer anyway?
Right, I'm back! Writing for this one.. Interesting.
>tfw first time to actually catch an update
>>27415959Good for you, anon.Let's enjoy this cliffhanger together.
>>27415967All I want is a hardware upgrade that gives us more power to abuse. And some way to deter the Devil Queen from ending our little adventure. Long stretch, but..
>>27415991What upgrades would we even get now? Upgrades to our oil blasters?
>>27415991Well, the Devil Queen's next visit is plot based. So we can't really avoid her visiting us again. We can, however, avoid trying to empower her too much.And we'll probably get to our tune-up session with Morgan next thread, hopefully.>>27415942Make sure to add in that Maashiima can retell the entire event to the Duke for us, since he saw everything. This way no misunderstandings will occur between Maddie and us. Just in case.>>27416017We won't be able to upgrade anything until we hit level 4. We can only gain exp. But yes, we should up our oil blasters, and maybe our Disguise ability as well.But we should concentrate on our Willpower and Agility, in terms of stats.
>>27416017>>27416028I wonder if upgrading our Devil's luck would do anything. We're in only 3 ranks out of 5.
>>27416028Well you tell him of your more recent encounter with her? The one in which she offered for you to join her side?
>>27416028>Make sure to add in that Maashiima can retell the entire event to the Duke for us,You mean the asshole who just took all the credit for himself?
>>27416050Do it. All in, fuck the police.
>>27416041It'd be nice if we could unlock the subtypes of that ability, yes.You know, we may not even need to upgrade our weapons if we could just use our synchro engine to create parts for us, like we did for Maddie.Duke, is it possible? Even if we could only temporarily create 'extensions' for our oil cannons, it'd mean we wouldn't have to upgrade them in favor of being more reliant on our Bond with Maddie and our Creation Engine. It'd be worth it if we could invest more in our magical skills.>>27416050Not yet; Maddie would get angry at us taking away the choice from her.>>27416055Yes. We don't need credit right now; we need trust.
>>27416041Nuts to devils luck. We were using it too much anyway. We need more offence and defense. Or maybe start looking into Baking some Golems for meat shields.
>>27416060It's going to be extremely difficult to repair our relationship with Maddie if we do that.And our strongest ability is reliant on us having a good relationship.
>>27416068Fuck Maashimlamla. He is an asshole of the highest order We can tell the Duke our own damn selves.
>>27416084I don't recall her being opposed to spilling what happened?
>>27416092She thinks the Noah are all assholes (Probably because most of them are).
>>27416102So? We're merely telling everything to get any info or help they can spare. Shit's kinda important.
>>27416072We can't really upgrade anything right now.Not unless we can create parts (or, at least, temporary ones) to upgrade our current gear.>>27416091Trust. Firstly, Maddie could misunderstand our actions. We need to make it clear that we couldn't have hidden it from the Duke because Maashiima witnessed everything. This is to make sure that Maddie can't be offended.Also, more trust. With the Noah. Away with your petty grudges; we need the Duke to trust us, and it'll make us look good if we rely on a fellow family member to tell the story. And no matter how Maashiima colors it, remember what his Memory is. Who knows how much the Duke believes what he said and how much is him just going along with it to tease us. Going by how he ordered around our family to kill each other, he's clearly testing us to see our reactions.>>27416092She argued that we should betray the Noah to side with the Devil Queen. Because she was afraid. We need to show her trust.
>>27416113Her problem is that she is thinks joining the queen bitch might be a good idea.
>>27416126>She argued that we should betray the Noah to side with the Devil Queen. Because she was afraid. We need to show her trust by not forcing the issue by informing the Noah of the offer. She needs to know that we respect her opinion.Didn't complete my thought.
>>27416147>>27416152Well, I've already voted, let it happen. Guess we can always run by her and then mention the.. meeting. We will need to do it sooner or later, since we're on a timetable here.
>>27416177Only you and I have voted. No one else here has said anything on the matter.
>>27416181How strange. Pretty sure there are at least 3 people here.
>>27416126How exactly is letting Marmalade tell the Duke about the Queen more going to inspire more trust than telling him ourselves?Also We can communicate telepathically with Maddie, how would she misunderstand what we are saying?Also also Repeatedly trying to kill us isn't a "petty" grudge, Its a pretty damn big one. Hells bells The Duke just tried to make our family kill each other in our house!
>>27416050Oh shit I forgot to vote. Do it tell him now so Whats his name cant bring it up at a more inconvenient time.
>>27416196>Also also Repeatedly trying to kill us isn't a "petty" grudge, Its a pretty damn big one.To be fair, he has never attacked us directly. Merely left to the wolves. Which helps him gain power due to his strange powerset. I think of him as a lovable asshole of the group.
>>27416213The recent encounter concerned the Queen's offer for you to switch sides.Only you and Maddie witnessed it.
>>27416192Yeah, there are. It's just that no one else has really chimed in on whether or not to tell the Duke about the offer the Devil Queen extended to us.>>27416196We cannot communicate with Maddie telepathically right now.Letting Maaaaashiiiiimaaaaa share the story can't affect us. He can badmouth us, but that's pretty much the limit of what he can do right now. He could point out how we summoned the Devil Queen into Wonderland, but he may have been too confused to notice that. He really only got more sober later on, when the fighting began.And, as it stands right now, he probably won't try to kill us again. He tried to kill us before because he thought nothing of us. Now that he knows that we're Bondomu....he'll still act like a jerk. But he won't kill us.Letting him speak for us shows respect. Even knowing that he'd badmouth us. Because it'd show that we respect him despite his personality, as the Pity of Noah.>>27416213Are you worried that Maashiima would bring it up?We were alone in the arena.
>>27416228If it's like that, it'd be much better to not mention it and work on convincing Maddie to side with the Noah.
>>27416215He told the reds about our plans and left us to Die.You are a strange strange man if you find that shit lovable.>>27416228Oh. I didnt know that. Might as well tell the Duke anyway.
>>27416060This guy here. Then let's go with the flow and not tell the Duke about the meeting, for now.>>27416264It's like being mad at a mosquito familiar that tries to drink your blood. As far as I'm concerned he bailed our asses in the last fights, so he's okay.
>>27416264That would severely hamper our relationship with Maddie. Our Creation Engine is our best weapon and it's the only thing that will let us stand against the Devil Queen.
>>27416287Are you saying we not talk about the meeting in Wonderland, or the one we had at the castle arena?
>>27416305Alright, thanks for clearing that up.>>27416228So what's the current count right now?
>>27416315Pretty sure it's 2 to 1 for not telling about the last meeting. For now.
>>27416287>It's like being mad at a mosquito familiar that tries to drink your blood.Yeah if that familiar is both way stronger than you and made out of malaria.
>>27416353He's callous. We gotta accept that fact.Just like how we didn't care if Pastor James died, Maashiima didn't care if we died when he thought we were just an Akuma. You just gotta accept the fact that we're evil and that means having screwed up relationships.
You put a claw upon Morgan's shoulder and gently move her out of the way between you and the Doctor, your processors churning with a potentially tactful way to bring across this new apparent threat. Glancing at Madeleine whom once more firmly shuts her mouth, you stare dead at Adam, prepared with what you'll tell him.Clearly and with confidence, you begin. Bearing none of the doubt or fear you held before, you must maintain appearances after all,"It seems that there is indeed a new player that has chosen to intrude upon our wargames."The Doctor turns back to you fully, his interest peaked," Ah, yes. Maashiima did inform me that there was something most..." He takes a glance to the Noah, whom only flashes his teeth in a smile most oft worn by gentry," Erm.. Malicious, was it?" Back to you," And that you set it free from Alice's Wonderland?"You nod your head," Why.. Yes. That could in fact be the gist of it. This creature-""This creature demanded that she let us go or she would unleash great misfortune upon us." Maddies cuts in, stepping forward and crossing her arms with no small measure of defiance and her own flair of authority,"The creature is powerful enough to manipulate events in the world and threatened that she would do all in her power to subdue us if we did not allow her to leave."Maddie looks back to you, seemingly expecting you to finish."Yes, She also seemed capable of refusing Alice's entry to Wonderland so long as she existed within." You gesture towards Maashiima whom wears the face of a statue, unflinching in his gentle smile," If the Red Queen Queen were any example to go by, she could even potentially control Alice's actions. A catastrophe."The Doctor nods his mask down and stares at you with the eyes of his beaked mask, a gloomy nature surrounding him," Alice. This is true?"The Girl hums for a moment, apparently thinking carefully, oh so very carefully as everyone waits upon her.
" Indeed. I could not return to Wonderland at-will for some time. It was an odd thing." She smiles at that and returns to her usual near-obliviousness as she makes faces at Kralle, whom returns the gesture with her own."Interesting. You have mentioned, 'She', yes? Does 'she' have a name?" He waits upon you, expecting an answer.> Name the creature.> Call her the Devil Queen.> Call her the Black Queen.
>>27416406>> Call her the Devil Queen.Might set off a few bells in his mind?
>>27416406"We are Demons. If she does not side with God, but opposes us, she must be the Devil. The Devil Queen."Or, hey. Maybe give us some time to think up of a better name.....just give me a moment.
>>27416406I'd say both. "She goes by the black or devil queen." Something along those lines only not as much of a trainwreck. I have a feeling that giving the creature an actual name as opposed to a title is a very bad idea.
>>27416418Lilith, maybe?The one who betrayed Adam.
I think she also called herself the Devil Queen while in Wonderland, no? Like when she almost made a rule about what happens to those who command her, which the Red Queen vetoed.
>>27416426Or, well. Tried to dominate Adam. And left him for the devil. Or who was banished by God for trying to dominate Adam. Whatever.
>>27416452Also mother of all monsters or demons... It kind of fits.
>>27416380We tried to save the pastor because even we thought that shit was too cold and we had eaten people alive at this point. We dont have to play happy families with this cunt and we dont have to just "deal" with his shit.He will try this bullshit again whether or not we act like we are all good friends. In fact he is more likely to do it again if we try to get on again since the betrayal will make him stronger.
>>27416406>Call her the Devil Queen.
>>27416467Well, naming the devil after someone like that would definitely have some impact on the Duke. Whether or not he would take it as our being dramatic, a warning, or as a jab at him, who knows. But at the very least, it may show him that we have some backbone.>>27416480Our character tried to save the pastor because the family was upset at his treatment; not because they liked him, but because they saw the way the Noah saw them in him: a disposable tool to the Noah.I know some anons felt bad for him. Some didn't. Some just didn't want the family to be upset.Faefnir's character was interpreted to be the last one, in that scene.
>>27416511I don't give a shit about the pastor beyond that killing him was entirely unnecessary. What I give a shit about is why people don't want to confront the asshat who keeps fucking us over and will continue fucking us over. After we get to full power of course.
>>27416567If he tries to fuck us over like when he betrayed us at Florin, then sure. I'd be fine with that. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. And that's when we hit him hard. But for now, since they know us as Bondomu, we must treat them like family for however long they treat us like one as well. And we'll have to accept that Maashiima is a jerk. We're not the only one he's badmouthed anyway; he's done so with Morgan and Alice as well, after all. It's a character trait of his.Just keep your head cool and trust that we'll all be able to come up with a solution together, anon.
"The Devil Queen, or the Black Queen, whichever fits better."The Doctor stares at you for a moment, seemingly expectant of something. Something more."I see. Devil Queen is hardly an appropriate name. Whoever would name themselves that?" The Doctor resumes his posture, imperiously straight and proper, a hearty and disarming laugh even takes its place within the ruined castle. "Well then, as it is I see no reason to worry much of it. Another evil's taken reign into this world and our warpath against god carries on with an enemy of an enemy."You and Maddie are silent at that, yet the Doctor seems not to take notice," Come then, Alice, Maashiima, we have things that we must be getting to. The Crimsons survived that freak Avalanche after all. Blasted mages."Maashiima smiles at you as the other two turn to leave," I've heard that one of you seems to have had an intimate relationship with Innocence, perhaps you'd like to do something with this?" He raises up the head of the Red Queen," It seems to have become dormant without its host. A gift of good faith if you will. You may have the honor of completing my kill." A smile extends across his faith, ear to ear as he tosses the head over to Maddie, who catches it by the hair."Farewell Bondomu, I do hope that the two of you aren't quite so useless in the future, a pity that you could not have done more." The three vanish at that with Maashiima's parting words. Flames gush from your nostril exhausts at your growing fury.How dare he... How dare that bastard. Claiming YOUR glory. Then again... It is true. You touched not a hair upon the Red Queen's head. He's the one that took it.Morgan looks up to you, and then to the rest of your family,"I suppose I have some work to do. I'd like to examine them as well, if you would let me.">Proper End Thread
>>27416610>The Doctor stares at you for a moment, seemingly expectant of something. Something more.Damn, this was a perfect time for bravado.Oh, and I guess we won Maashiima's trust?Gawd, guys. I just keep thinking of him as Kotomine. And.....winning his approval makes me happy for some reason....is this what they call....Stockholm Syndrome?
>>27416608Fine but when he causes someone in the family to die I wont be surprised.
>>27416610>I've heard that one of you seems to have had an intimate relationship with InnocenceOh hey, they (well, not Morgan, judging by her reaction when we brought up combining Akuma and an Innocence last time) knew about what happened with Maddie. Makes sense. If Alice told them we were Bondomu, she would have told them about extracting the Innocence as well.>>27416652That's all I ask, anon. Trust in us, your brethren.
>>27416645Welcome to the hostage party. Maybe that's why I can't really be mad at the little bugger? I just find his antics to be cute.
>>27416645I thought he just called us shit and threw shit at us because he was too lazy to deal with it himself.
Now what to do with the head.. Ask Morgan if it can be reformed into something useful?
>>27416691But it in a bag and hit people with it?
>>27416688I'm glad you understand the purpose of my subtlety.Would've been a... No, I won't say it.
>>27416702Set the bag on fire and I'll think about it.
>>27416691Medusa head! Or shield! The Aegis! We could give it to Maddie as a weapon.>>27416708A shame? Yes. That was definitely what you were going to say, right? Because it would have been quite the shame if you said anything else....
>>27416610>his faith>his faceThough my faith in evil runs from ear to ear as well. With the edge of a knife anyway.
>>27416720Addendum: Making it into a shield would make sense in terms of the Barrier power that the Red Queen possessed. It could help enhance Maddie's natural barrier and it'd make her a giant battering ram, if she can expand the barrier's range.Also, it could make humans who look into it go crazy. As opposed to petrified.