My good gentlemen, it is that time again. Though I regrettably inform you that this will be a touch different.Dear Faefnir's story does not yet end here, though for now- I must bring it to a close.Previously, Between he and his dearestr darling, Madeleine, a schism had been born over some circumstance or another. I had been informed most courteously of the wretched devil queen's presence, and our very own Morgan sought to work upon Faefnir and Madeleine's compromised systems.What the far-future holds, I could only guess at...>Akuma Quest: Last Thread
"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."
Alright. Let's do this. NO REGRETS!
The three of you retire to chambers that might have once been a royal bedroom. Lost its former glory, it is nothing but a burnt and blackened chamber, charred curtains, invading rubble and a considerably sized hole that must have once been a window, and more recently a door for a blackened rock flung from an engine of war.Lucky shot it must have been.At Morgan's bidding, a table is brought in from the other wound by hand of the children and Armbrust, whom eyes Morgan warily, giving her not a word. Oh what you would have given to know the inner workings of his mind as well as you had known Madeleine's.Morgan beds you lay, and so you do, under her eye and Maddie's scrutiny."An eye on you I'll be keeping." a stern mutter from Maddie's breath.A regretful glance away from Maddie's eyes, and Morgan sets to work, opening you up._________________________________After some time of poking about with various tools concealed within her robes, Morgan admits that she's found the issue."The two of you yield no despair from your cores. It seems- rather that your Noah Memory has invaded the minds of your hosts, and thus committed them to joy from your glorious misdeeds.I suppose, the matter then of course is to reroute the despair transformer, augment the pain matrix, jury-rig it to collect yielded dark matter, and... and...." She trails off, seeming rightly perturbed, and thinking deeply upon something."Well?" Madeleine demands," What is it?"Morgan stares down at your open chassis, seeming to contemplate something with the dullness in her eyes."There's two ways to fix this. An optimal one, and then... The other, less than.""Explain." You gurgle out through an exposed voice box, like the scrape of metal upon metal.
"I.. Well, I could fix it so that you gain power from the joy of the Noah within you. However, joy is not what begets dark energy. It would give you room to evolve still.. Though it would be finite, and could even hinder what abilities you have as a Noah."She pauses, letting that fact sink in."And the other?" Madeleine stares keenly upon Morgan, clearly not liking where this is going.Morgan rises, looking down upon your chassis, a smile slowly expanding over her lips,"The other method, would be to give the host soul control. It would be optimal for it is Noah, and the memory would subvert the need for dark energy. Like all Noah, the power your body would possess, would then be complete.""Give control... To Claire?" Another iron gurgle from you, hesitant for what the words should mean."What would, happen to me, to us?"Morgan's eyes do not waver at your words, nor does the smile leave."It is a choice between a limit to your power, or the most perfect form that Adam could have ever envisioned." Her voice rolls over with her savoring every word of the latter part. Morgan's eyes seem to start glazing over with the madness of her Noah Memory...>"Very well... Make me perfect.">"No. This is mine. You... You will not take this from me!"
Good show Duke, it was a pleasure having you
>>27764795Well, at least we have a choice.Let's hold on to our identity. We're not desperate right now. Or, at least, not desperate enough.
>"No. This is mine. You... You will not take this from me!"The loss of self is a terrible thing, and personally I look forward to some sort of conclusion.
Rolled 89>>27764896I INVOKE NEITHR DEVIL NOR GOD, BUT CHATOS ITSELF!
Rolled 3>>27764896LETS MAKE IT A GRAND FINALE
Rolled 24>>27764896Let's see where the coin lands.
>>27764896>>27764911>>27764912Fucking incredible guys.>>27764914You are a disappointment.
Rolled 95>>27764912LETS DO THIS!>>27764912I....you bastard...
>>27764931Devil's Luck is on at the beginning.Inversions are what gives her power, so it's alright to benefit from it passively.
Rolled 7>>27764955so does that mean we silly now?
>>27764992A wonderful way to go out.
>>27764992It's the first 3 rolls, I think?IT'S BEEN A WHILE, SO IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER.But I think the first 3 rolls are counted while the first 5 rolls are eligible for crit inversions.
Rolled 7>>27764896I will miss this quest. Admittedly haven't been able to participate recently due to time zones and various othe unexpected events. Also I thank you for recommending claymore. I wound up reading it over the course of about three days.
Any particular reason we're ending?
>>27765075$5 says it's school picking up
>>27765075>>27765106Duke confided in the QTG that he's having difficulties thinking up what to do next.It happens when you shift the quest from the adventure mode we've been doing to the sort of town building thing we were going for last time.There's also such a thing as burnout. It's hard to do the same thing over and over again. Sometimes you just gotta do something else.
"No. No this is mine. This is not something that you can have. I will give it to no other. Perfection or no!" Your metal groan bellows with the passion of your refusal. You try to rise, however you find that you cannot move or even transform. Your joints locked and your demonic transformation disabled."What trickery has come upon my house?"And yet, the clouds within Morgan's eyes do not leave," I had said that it was a choice. Never did I say that it was yours, did I? This will win me Adam's favor, have you as the perf-"A gust of air blows through Morgan's hair, displaced by an angered Madeleine's fist."How many times love, how many times have I told you?!" she screams and throws another swing, missing Morgan as the witch slips past the attack, placing a hand upon Maddie's chest."Da An Autra: Bind." Like music the words flow from Morgan's lips, and just like that, Madeleine's own body is locked by spell.A wordless metal scream erupts from your voice box, and it slowly fades as Morgan turns down the volume. Not even a whisper now from either of you now.Surely. Surely your family's heard your plight. Surely they will come to your rescue, and yet: what will they do against Morgan, the Noah that has mastered magic and science?A voice whispers into your heart as your oculars are turned off, vision dimming."A terrible fate that you would be met with, hm?"Ten thousand scores of spiders skitter across the dark of your vision, unveiling the woman, no, the monster that is the devil queen. Three cards held within her hand, the evil incarnate smiles at you whilst just the same looking down as so many always have. "Such a terrible fate at the hands of those you would call family. Surely there are bonds to be broken, hmm?And what I would give to have you cast away those bonds. and serve one that has the interest of a creature such as yourself in mind..." She laughs sardonically at that last bit.
>>27765216Well no better time to kill one family to protect another.
You try to speak, try to voice an opinion, yet here still you have no words."Tsk, tsk. Demon. I have always been here, within your very own core. the fruit to my seed and whatever it would be. As it stands, I will offer you three choices. Three choices that I may only give you through the power you have given me."
She unfolds a hand with chitinous spider-like fingers extending forth. Three lights bloom into cards.They speak of other lives. One that could have been if only you hadn't been borne a soulless monster. Ones in which the bonds you have would stir again, yet everything else would fade into oblivion.>One card bears a silver-eyed warrior upon one side, yet upon the other: A demon, a monster. One that would devour the flesh and blood of humans. Like two sides of a coin, they are one and the same. It is a path that would be far unlike your own, whilst at the same time so similar."This is a world that scoffs at the idea of mercy. Monsters lurk the world and armies at war dividing the land. A lovely place if I do say so myself. If you would make this choice, you would be a warrior, a hero even."Why she would offer such a thing as that, you wonder... She smiles, sensing your confusion. "My fight is only with the God of this dimension. Nothing more, nothing less."She presents the second card.>This one bears a broken sphere, and people that live within. Monsters from all sides, colorful, some, ravenous others, unassuming many. This is a world in which humans stand at the very fringe of extinction, strange technoogies and surgeries the only thing keeping them in the fight."This is a world in which humans are so very close to my ideal. It is adorable how they fight on. In the end, will they be destroyed I wonder?"Then the last:>A world that had once begun, yet never finished. Where monsters bump in the night, and there are no gods. Some people worship the land, others become demons, yet you are a creature of night and stone. A solemn protector, a bastion against evil, and something that will steadily fall into madness.>Imply a question...(Why do this? Tell me more of ____Card)>Choose
>>27765484Haha. Is this your way of starting a new quest while keeping the characters?So, questions. Aside from the obvious why, ask how she came upon these choices.
>>27765484>Choose the last worldAt this point a slow descent into madness is very tempting if said descent can be done in the company of the family.
>>27765484>>27765524Also, voting for:>One card bears a silver-eyed warrior upon one side, yet upon the other: A demon, a monster. One that would devour the flesh and blood of humans. Like two sides of a coin, they are one and the same. It is a path that would be far unlike your own, whilst at the same time so similar.
>>27765524 In a way, yes. Different names, genders, and somewhat like personalities. >1st Card: Claymore Quest. Post series, Warrior project makes it to the mainland. Expansion of the world's lore beyond yoma/dragonkin/awakened beings. Elements o gargoyle quests setting may drift in.>2nd Card: Attack On Titan/Pokemon/Claymore/Monster HunterAll pokedex entries are true, Pokemon are feared and true tamers are few. People fight pokemon by stealing and mix-matching their biology to become supersoldiers for the Research and destroy teams to keep up to date with their evolving enemies and purge them where they cause issue. Livelihood is still dependent upon the monsters.>3rd Card: Gargoyle Quest Reboot: A world of magic, demons, fae, and nature. Secret protectors of the night, dabbling demonry, babbling nobility, and so on. Eating souls for power and slowly becoming mad as is the fate of gargoyles made by the masons.
>>27765484I'm neutral about this choice honestly, can we ask for more info on the cards.will there be a prologue?
>>27765484>technoogiesHeh, giving people noogies with special noogie machines.On a more serious note, Pokemon/Monster Hunter sounds cool. But I'd be fine with any of the options.
>>27765664It feels weird changing the genre/setting of this quest, rather than just putting a close to it. At least, that's how I feel personally.But I'm fine with this.
>>27765672 Prologue going in? Yes."How I came up with them?"A cackle is all that rings through this dark place,"They are simply the worlds that caught my attention.. And you, are the element that I desire to remove. There will be much karmic fallout from your missing existence... That I wish to capitalize upon.The world that you leave will come to the end that I wish, burning with your machine brethren marching at my stead."
>>27765664>Monster HunterWell why the fuck not, monster hunter was my second monster themed favorite game right behind monster rancher.
Say what about a Soul Eater type of world?
>>27765760>A cackle is all that rings through this dark place,"They are simply the worlds that caught my attention.. And you, are the element that I desire to remove. There will be much karmic fallout from your missing existence... That I wish to capitalize upon.>In b4 it turns out that she just hid as away and put us into a comma where we dreamt of living in these alternate worlds.
>>27765823>commaOops, meant coma.
>>27765760Yeah going in and maybe finding out the events that happened when we disappeared, i'm assuming we are losing the tart in this transfer?>>277656642nd card gets my vote.
choice 2 manIt be pokemon adventures but on crack and full kubo.
>>27765794Tempting. Though I've plotted out for these three so far as mechanics and story/setting. That would requite more time.Seems that the 2nd is pulling out ahead.I had meant to ask you all to select 2 for an easier cut of which one would win... Perhaps not necessary? Perhaps it shall be done anyway.>1st Card: Claymore>2nd Card: Attack on Pokemon Hunter>3rd Card: Gargoyle Quest Reboot>Bow to the Queen: Enter Soul EaterSelect 2 my good fiends. I apologize for the tedium.
>>27765914>2nd Card: Attack on Pokemon Hunter>Bow to the Queen: Enter Soul Eater
>>27765914I'll go with choices 1 and 2.
>>27765893I want choice 2 because of monster rancher years of playing pokemon has gotten me tired of the setting.>>27765914>>27765914>2nd Card: Attack on Pokemon Hunter>Bow to the Queen: Enter Soul Eater
>>27765893>It be pokemon adventures but on crack and full kubo.Heh. I fancy the thought.
>>27765914>>Bow to the Queen: Enter Soul Eater
>>27765914>2nd Card: Attack on Pokemon Hunter>Bow to the Queen: Enter Soul EaterI'm curious as to how you handle the whole 'this thing is five times hotter than the sun, yet it doesn't ignite the atmosphere' thing, and the second choice is pretty much a lock.
Rolled 43>>27765914>>2nd Card: Attack on Pokemon Hunter>1st Card: ClaymoreBut I have to ask Duke, as I am so damn curious and since this is the last thread, there is one thing I was wondering since the beginning. You mentionned that there were level 4 akumas, how come?
>>27765973>>27765960>>27765941>>27765931So was coronna a boy or a girl?
>>27766012The answer is Yes.
>>27766012Genderfluid bisexual femme presenting dolphin.
>>27765993I don't recall ever saying that there were. I just said that there were presently no level 3s. The rest was just assumption. The Doctor had very few forces to speak of early on.
>>27766012>Soul eater ended with a three someBullshit, it had some perverted moments, but i know you are lying there.
>>27766012yes I would fuck coronna
>>27766085I remember you saying that there was, however, earlier on when someone asked you about it. In spoilers.
>>27766085I know what he is talking about, it was around the beginning where you said the highest was level 3, but you could include level 4 if the story went that way.
>>27766117yes, highest would be three until Faefnir/family unlocked it.
>mfw Attack on Pokemon Hunter and Soul Eater are Tied.>mfw it was supposed to be resolved.
>>27766092You don't say?
>>27766192Do both or flip a coin.
>>27766223Well shit, i was wrong.So how did it end last time i was reading it they were still on the moon getting their asses handed to them by corronna.
>>27766192By my count, AoPE has 1 more vote than the other.
>>27766192I will retract one vote for AoPH.
>>27766281AoPH it is...
>>27766192So, did you grab pokemon Y?
>>27766307 How do you know I didn't get X? Yes.
>>27766329I am expecting Mega Evolutions, Duke.
>>27766329 Because Y is the true gentlemen's choice.I mean, come on, fairy crystal deer?
>>27766355 Quite, the deer is rather faggoty.
Rolled 200>>27766295Btw, I now expect fairy puns. I have the feeling that our starter choice is going be a bit more dramatic than in the serie.The number I roll is the true antagonist in the next quest.
>>27766295Can we do some stuff similar to monster rancher?
Your heart draws you to the 2nd card, the gateway that rests between the two others.The struggle, the camaraderie and so much more..."Made your choice have you? Very well then. Begone from this existence. I will fill the gaping void of you and your familiars." The Queen rises from a throne of black, fusing the other two cards into the one, the final card expands into a portal, seeming to consume the queen."Enter, and think no more of this world demon. Your time is done here. To linger on much longer, is to be your true death." Her voice echoes from all points in the dark, an orchestra of her sublime voice.With a dull beating in the back of your mind, you enter a new life.The Devil Queen ending the world of the last.>Game Over>New Story...>Starting up a new thread shortly...
>>27766505So, archive this thread?
Rolled 699>>27766515Indeed. The RNG god is smiling upon me.I wonder what kind of starting form we will have. Hoping for something horrific.
>First time looking at Akuma Quest>Made in Heaven endingI, uh, I notice you didn't take the opportunity to do a...racing quest, if you will.
>>27766505>>27766515So will our family come with us?I rather honestly start with a clean slate, but if they come maybe they can have different personalities and meet them differently.
>>27766481>>27766515I was sad that we were ending this quest on such an anti-climactic note, but somehow this idea comforts me a little.Maybe because Mismagius is my favorite.
>>27766635It was pretty much stated here>>27765664.
>>27765664Grimdark Pokemon quest? Duke have you been poking around in my brain?
>>27766830Then by all means, keep it up you magnificent bastard!Are we picking a standard generation pokedex to follow, or just taking whichever version's is the creepiest for each 'mon?
Rolled 640>>27766830So, will humans live in walled in city linked by barely secured routes filled with monsters? Are youngsters expected to travel from city to city, gaining more surgery and power during their travels? Will there be gyms in which supersoldiers fight the gym leader to gain unique abilities and special features?
>>27766965Something like that. It's going to have some degree of Operator element to it.>>27766936Yes
>>27766965I'm just hoping it is closer to pokemon/moster hunter than attack on titan.since both of them together make monster rancher in a certain way.I'm all up for gridmark though.
>>27766995>some degree of Operator element to itWhat does it mean to be an Operator?
Rolled 374>>27767035To be the very best, like no one ever was. Operating is my real test.Killing them is my causePO-KE-MON!
>>27767035Carrying proper equipment to deal with many situations. In some cases a ludicrous amount of equipment.
>>27767115Speaking of which will our monsters be in pokeballs, will it be a traveling party like in digimon, or a combo of both.>>27766995
>>27767158>>27767115In this case: which implants you take.Pokemon allies will be few, this is driven by the humans that fight them. Harvesting the flesh of exceptional specimens to augment one's own body. Almost done with the OP.
>>27765664>>27767158Humans capture monsters and mix-and-match their own biology with theirs to become super soldiers.I'm not sure about that last part, of livelihood depending upon the monsters. Could be that their parts are very useful to humanity, or maybe there are domesticated breeds that exist. Would need some clarification.
>>27767219Well that is good, but does that mean we can't have minions per say?
>>27767238Some are used, however only if they pose no threat to people. Few walk alongside pokemon.
>>27767275Looking for a better picture for OP
>>27767219Are we talking equipment or literal augmentations here?
Oh my, I never imagined you'd end things this way. I had recommended just going on hiatus, mostly because I like the characters and didn't want to see the last of them, but you really surprised me with this. This was the first quest I actively participated in regularly, and I'm glad I got to see it through. Thanks for running for us, Duke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLBo1HJKRMY
>>27768893Hahahahah, holy shit this fucking post. I'm screencapping this shit.
>>27768893Thank you for your glorious participation. This is only as much fun as it is because of the people that read and carry on with our brand of nonsense.
Goodbye Akuma Quest. You were my sweet prince.