You roll over in the grass, still unused to the uncomfortable feeling of having your face rearrange itself. Staring at the sky, you realize that your life is never going back to the way it was just a few months ago. Today is a repeat of yesterday, tomorrow will be a repeat of today. You feel like Lunatic High's 'defense course' will never end.It's early morning and once again, Lunatic High has attempted to impart her wisdom upon you by mauling you and leaving your broken body to put itself back together in your back yard. The UGN instructor looms over you, her messy silver locks falling forward and tickling your nose. On her face is a look of absolute disgust, and she crosses her arms while standing back up."Weak, Wild Card, weak!"Here it comes again. You've gotten used to these lectures by now, so you bear it in silence."How many times do I have to tell you? You've got to let yourself go! If you keep trying to fight half-assed like that, the Renegade is eventually going to get fed up. You don't want to lose your mind to that virus, do you?"Yeah, yeah...For the past month, Lunatic High has been telling you all sorts of empty motivational phrases: 'Get wild', 'show your passion', 'cut loose', and other sorts of vague, cryptic advice that you don't think is going anywhere. It's true that you haven't shown any new abilities, despite your efforts, but is that so bad? Wouldn't it be best if you just took it easy and rode this whole situation out?
>>29443023"Listen, the Chief thinks that you beat Diablos fair and square, but I've fought that monster. There's no way you could have really beaten him with the way you're fighting now. He was either toying with you or he's up to some kind of trick. I'd bet every ounce of booze I have that he's the reason that girl's been in the hospital."Ah, that's right. Ayase has been in the hospital this past month, hasn't she? You made some visits as part of the class, but it just seemed like a regular illness to you. Even the doctors from the UGN said there was nothing amiss. Nevertheless, Lunatic and Claire have been very suspicious of the whole situation. Which brings you to your current situation: They want you to protect Ayase until she feels well again. You objected strongly at first, but after Lunatic offered to cut your probationary period in half, you decided it was in your best interests to put in at least a little work.After testing out your body and confirming that it is back in one piece, you sit up and think about what you had to do today.>Didn't you have to talk to the Chief? Apparently, something has gone wrong with Yeager.>You need to have a 'visit' with Ayase. You heard that her illness has gotten a little worse.>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic's
Find the rest of the archived threads here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Double%20Cross%20QuestLet's try for another long session
>>29443047>>You need to have a 'visit' with Ayase. You heard that her illness has gotten a little worse.why the quest I like are always in my current sleep period. dangit...
>>29443047>They want you to protect Ayase until she feels well again. You objected strongly at first, but after Lunatic offered to cut your probationary period in half, you decided it was in your best interests to put in at least a little work.We just agreed to that!?! Shit I've never wanted to call railroading before, but fuck...Anyway, what's done is done. Let's go with>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic's
>>29443047>>You need to have a 'visit' with Ayase. You heard that her illness has gotten a little worse.We'll do anything if it means only having to put up with this bullshit for 4 years.
>>29443047>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic's
>>29443047>You need to have a 'visit' with Ayase. You heard that her illness has gotten a little worseThis is the closest to doing nothing
>>29443047>>29443047>Didn't you have to talk to the Chief? Apparently, something has gone wrong with Yeager.Yeager is a problem. Sooner hes dealt with the better obviously.
>>29443047>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic's
>>29443047>>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic'sLess work and will keep Luny happy what's not to like?Well we might have some very odd things sead to us but that's about it.
>>29443047>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic'sI wanna hear the innuendo. And neato. You used to op pic I made for ya. I thought you'd just make your own.
>>29443047>Claire volunteered to 'help' you realize more of your Renegade powers. You think her course might be a little less painful than Lunatic'shopefully they focus less on mauling and more on what a xenomorph is good at
>>29443303No, obeying the queen and being asexual
>>29443355I thought it was climbing on walls and defending the hive?
>>29443355Acid blood might actually be good considering fights tend to result in both participants being coated in the blood of their enemies.>>29443343Hi /vp/
>>29443282>>29443303But anon don't you want to grow the fluffy tail. If nothing else than for the comic value.
>>29443417>fluffy xenomorphgod wills it
>>29443321Is Lunatic's fluffy tail always on and most people just don't notice it?Seriously, what's the deal with that?
>>29443401Yeah, considering how we got gutted last time and how anime blood just sprays out everywhere at high pressure it's definitely something we should invest in.
>>29443401Hi back there. DXR, I read the quest on the Archive, and I have to say that I love the quest. I like Clair and the personality that the players have given Cap.
>>29443466She hides it when normal people are around. If she can will it away, she hasn't done so yet.
>>29443417>>29443450Doesn't even have to be a tail just a nice little patch, in the crook of the neck. The perfect position for affectionate scratching we clam to hate but never actually take action to stop.
>>29443492acid blood is cool and is perfect with the theme, but what about being a little more creative? an electric charge system eel-style, or something I dunno
If we keep doing tasks that lower the observation period it may be possible that these people will finally sod off.
>>29443567>a nice little patchHow weak! the white furry guy is a good example for what I meanthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0poOZLGfl9s
>>29443047>You need to have a 'visit' with Ayase. You heard that her illness has gotten a little worse.
>>29443047The next time we see the chief and don't have other pressing concerns I want to ask"So, I read the manual. Does making my house into a command center and giving me this 'assignment' have the ulterior motive of forcing people down my throat since Claire's reports put me on the equivalent of suicide watch for Overed sanity?"qtg informed me that human interaction is a requirement of Overed sanity, and that is something we would know by now.I think its time the Captain aknowledged he has to choose between his old nemesis: social interaction, or his creepy new neighbor: turning into a mindless monster. He doesn't have to like it though. I imagine passive aggression and sarcasm to be the norm. Although he might have a little more compassion for Ayase now, since he is being forced to interact with her; he has become the Claire.
>>29443665From what I understood the interaction requirement was tied directly to use of the Overed skills. Skills which these people seem hellbent on making the Captain use.That is to say, for every day there is use of the skills there is a need for a sanity check utilizing known social contacts.
>>29443665I am become Claire, destroyer of charisma.
>>29443047"Yeah, you better get going. It's not nice to keep Bullets waiting."You don't like the way Lunatic is smiling, but you pick yourself up off the ground and head toward Claire's training area. Every now and again, Claire has been calling you out to a small clearing at the edge of the local nature reserve. You're not sure you two should be in there, but every time, Claire has assured you that she has gotten permission for you to be here. Riding on the bus still makes you nervous. You feel twitchy, and you can't keep from looking down the road for potential attackers. You feel like you're going to have troubles feeling safe on public transportation for a while yet. Eventually, you exit the bus and take the hiking trail down to the clearing you always meet in. Set at the base of the Island's single mountain, the nature reserve is mostly home to imported animals. As far as you know, this Island isn't home to any natural creatures, beyond migratory birds, frogs, and other small life. As you push past the treeline, you see Claire waiting for you. As usual, she is sitting cross-legged on a large, smooth boulder."Welcome to my Sanctuary of the Wilds. Did you do as I asked and fast since yesterday? I know it must be a terrible burden on you to go without, but I need your desire at its peak today."
>>29443665technically, if we don't use the powers we don't need to worry about insanity
>>29443832While you haven't eaten, it was only because you forgot to eat dinner in your newly crowded house, instead seeking the comfort and safety of your room. Still, you nod to Claire. She claps her hands and tilts her head to the side."Driven mad with desire as you are, I can only imagine what great inner fortitude it is taking for you to refrain from devouring me on the spot. But,"Claire stand up on her rock and points her finger at you in a dramatic fashion, "From today forward, you shall no longer hold yourself back for my sake. Now come at me, I shall offer you a feast like none other."You stare blankly at her, unmoving."...Moving along, I have released several wild animals into these woods. I have taken the liberty of marking those animals with a tag on their left ear. Hunt them down, then kill and eat them on the spot. Only eat those animals and none other, then come back to me. Any questions?">What animals are you supposed to hunt?>How is this supposed to help?>This is silly. Turn around and try to leave.
>>29443854>How is this supposed to help?
>>29443854I'm not eating raw animals.
>>29443854> "What the fuck, Claire."
>>29443854>What animals are you supposed to hunt?How big are they? Because yeah, we're hungry, but even with Renegade virus magic there's only so much biomass we can absorb. Also, please tell us they aren't cute animals, Claire. Because if you try to make us eat adorable little bunnies after waxing rapturous on the topic of fluffy fur, you've lost all credibility. And you didn't have much of that to start with.
>>29443854>How is this supposed to help?And bitch had best be providing ketchup at the LEAST
>>29443897>Seriously, what the fuck?
>>29443854>Stare at her with the "is this nigga serious" lookAnd then when it becomes apparent that, yes, this nigga is serious:>How is this supposed to help?
>>29443854>This is silly. Turn around and try to leave.We want to prevent the predatory instinct, not embrace it.
>>29443897>>29443854"And why would I want to eat wild animals?" Stomach grumbles. Glare at Claire."This seems counter intuitive to maintaining my sanity."
>>29443913>after waxing rapturous on the topic of fluffy furShe's probably doing it so that we'll learn from their fur, or something equally stupid.
>>29443939Claire. The fuck?
>>29443854>Claire, do I look like a celt to you?
What if the animals all have the virus
>>29444078No, we look like some big majestic alpha predator just waiting to break free to her. That's kind of the whole problem when dealing with her.
>>29444124That is the general assumption? I think most rocks have the virus. But only humans express super powers?
>>29444124Hell, it's been mentioned that rocks can in fact get infected with Renegade and display powers. Not sure how that works exactly.
>>29444153No, animals can develop powers, too. They always go straight to being monsters, though.
>>29443854"Is it not obvious, Captain? You are a very civilized, refined man. However, the powers of the Chimera require one to fully understand the untamed vigor and manly essence of the wild. To that end, I have provided this hunting ground for you, so that you might realize the predator within."You continue to stare at Claire, bewildered and dumbfounded. After a moment or two, Claire turns to the side, covering herself with her arms."No, Captain, I don't mean that kind of predator. Now go. I'm afraid the animals I released would be somewhat invasive in this environment, and I would like to avoid a confrontation with the park rangers. Wouldn't you?"You hear a cacophony of howls and roars in the distance. You snap your head around to look for the source, but all you see are is the sea of trees before you. When you return your gaze to the rock, Claire is already gone. You suppose you don't have much of a choice anymore. You head out into the wilderness to find these animals. You have second thoughts about eating them, but you need to make sure they don't cause you any more trouble at the very least.After about five minutes of aimlessly mucking around in the reserve, your senses begin to pick up several sets of trails. There are two distinct trails here, with several animals each. From what you can tell, one group has many more members, but the animals aren't much larger than some of the dogs you've seen around town. The other group only has three or four members, but these animals are massive. Beyond this basic information, you can't find out anything more. Just what did Claire get her hands on? Who authorized this? ...Well, there's no turning back now that you've seen this. >Follow the smaller tracks>Follow the larger tracks
>>29444227>Follow the larger tracksI'm guessing Renegade-infected rhinos
>>29444227>Follow the larger tracksGO BIG
>>29444227>Follow the larger tracksMaybe we can assimilate them?
>>29444227>Follow the smaller tracksTake care of the smaller ones first, they're more likely to disappear into the brush as they spread out. The larger ones will be easy to track down after we finish the small pack.
>>29444227>>Follow the larger tracksBut we ain't killing no tigers. That shit's endangered.
>>29444227Hat is the general shape of each set of track? Can you see claw marks? Do they look as though the animals have pads? Do they look hoofed?
>>29444227>Follow the larger tracks
>>29444149We keep trying to say this is wrong but every so often something like Diablo comes along and we go full beast mode and she always misses it.When the frustration reaches breaking point who knows what could happen.
>>29444227>>Follow the smaller tracksThe bigger ones should be easier to pick up the trail again later, and the smaller ones are probably more of a problem as an 'invasive species' since they reproduce faster, that that isn't that much of a concern in the time period we are looking at.
>>29444294You begin to wish you had made the effort to join the Boy Scouts...
>>29444299Angel Halo syndromes have enhanced senses. Claire's probably going to be watching this all from a distance and getting very excited.
>>29444299>When the frustration reaches breaking point who knows what could happen.that's when we wake up to a very naked claire, and us being suspended above an industrial meet grinder, slowly lowered towards it
>>29444227>Follow the larger tracks.
>>29444303This is a good idea. I don't want those thing slinking around. All they would have to do is eat one or two small children and there will be a big stink.
>>29444363>Claire's probably going to be watching this all from a distance and getting very excited.gross
>>29444227>SmallLarge will be easier to re-acquire later.
>>29444227>follow da biggun's
>>29444392I thought Claire was pretty small, actually.
>>29444153>>29444154>>29444209Renegade Beings are sapient, and can come from all kinds of nonhuman things. They more easily turn into Gjaums, but do not always do so.Some examples of things that Renegade Beings can form from: animals, plant colonies, plants, computer programs, rocks, and urban myths.
>>29444227You figure that you can't leave whatever is that large alone. You begin to follow the trail, stepping carefully to not make too much noise. Your pulse quickens as you start to wonder just what's out here for you. Each step you take becomes quicker and quicker, but at the same time disturbing less of the forest floor with each moment. You can feel your senses continue to sharpen. A scent catches your attention. Yes, they're somewhere around here. There are three of them. All female. There's a hint of blood to their scent. They've killed recently, and whatever it was smells...delicious.You shake your head. No, no. That's not what you're here for. You smack your head a few times to straighten out your scrambled thoughts. In that moment, you can sense them all around you. You turn your eyes and look. Though the canopy is blocking much of the light, and the tall grass and shrubbery gives them a natural blinder, your eyes can see them plain as day.Lions.Claire let lions out into this goddamn forest! What the hell!? Their eyes are upon you. Each time you turn to look at one, the other two advance just a few more steps. It seems like they don't want to strike you head on. Could it be that they can tell what you are? >Attack first>Wait them out>Escape
>>29444726>Attack firstCONSUME LIONS
>>29444726>Attack First, lets get over this.
>>29444726>Dominate them.Lets see if we can get that thing we used on Yaeger to work here. Just get really pissed.
>>29444688I thought Renegade Beings tended to be somewhat monster-y even when they're not Gjaum, though. Something about their inhuman mentality leading them to misuse their powers, at least as a human would see it. A coyote with the power to warp gravity is going to be pretty nasty even if it's still technically sane. And how is a sapient rock going to know what to do with its ability to manipulate blood?
>>29444726Just confirming that they've all been tagged?
>>29444726Sounds like choosing a Guard choice,>>Attack firstand CRASHalso, I vote we attempt as much as possible to avoid feasting on their flesh.
>>29444726Check them for the tags. We were instructed to kill and eat the tagged animals. It would be so embarrassing if these turned out to not be the ones we were supposed to hunt. I don't know why else there would be lions in this park, but still worth checking.
>>29444781Oops, forgot that. Yes.
>>29444726wait them out
>>29444726>Wait them outWe are the Chimera. The Divine Beast! These lesser beings would not dare attack us. Certainly not when they've already eaten and are already sort of wary of us. Let's wait them out, and pick them off slowly.
>>29444762And then what?>wait them out prepare to climb tree if required
>>29444800I don't really want to kill them at all. They have no idea what's going on, they're only a threat because the dumb bitch put them here.
>>29444726Can we have an option to intimidate them and attempt to ride them like a badass?
>>29444854>We are the Chimera. The Divine Beast!go back to bed Claire
>>29444807Is there anything like a character sheet for us with a list of stuff?
>>29444899This quest is largely statless.
>>29444884>>29444885Oh shit, going full-beastmaster is actually one of the Chimaera abilities, isn't it? I like this idea.
>>29444726>otherGive them our most intimidating "Fuck with me and you're dead" growl/roar/sarcastic hiss. Dominate the fuck out of them so we can have some pets around the house
>>29444896Seconding. Tell her it's a secret therapy Luna told us about (and told us to keep secret) that will help our fur come in.I fully expect that to work with her by the way.
>>29444916It is confirmed. We will now become the one and only king of the go home club!
>>29444925Turn them into the Go-Home Club. Y'know, because they come home with us until Chief can ship them back to Africa or wherever.
>>29444726>Wait them outIt's always the choice I don't expect in this quest...so let's go with that.
Voting for DominateConsidering this is Claire's fault, she probably got Renegade Being Animals and according to >>29444688 they would be sentient. Eating sentients is a bit fucked up, so let's try to get them to surrender.Failing that, just kill them.
>>29444764I'm skimming through the book, and I can't see anything particularly confirming that. They may be a bit funny, but nothing to suggest they're monstrous.
I hope we can use Beast's Scent to become the Alpha of a pack of Lions and Wolves (or whatever the other group is), then scold Claire for trying to have us kill some poor animals.
>>29444982I don't think we're giving Claire enough credit here, if they were sentient I don't think they'd be here.
>>29445115and then Claire squees over our display of magnanimity and kindness
>>29445194All according to keikaku.
>>29444726You can't let them sneak up on you any more than they already have. You focus on the lion behind you, trying to discern its exact position without giving yourself away. Ten meters...no, eight meters away. You can easily cross that distance in an instant.You wait for it to just take one more step, then you move. Jumping into the air, you see the lions all take their own leaps, crashing into each other underneath you. You grab onto a branch above you and hang from it while you look at the large cats below. Seems their impact was as unexpected for them as it was for you, and they've landed poorly. Seeing an opportunity to end this without much further violence, you drop down on them from above.You don't really want to hurt the animals, this isn't their fault, so you mind yourself and pull your punches. However, even when checked, it seems a Chimera's strength is not to be underestimated. With one blow, you send each of the animals rolling into a nearby tree. They're dazed for now, and it looks like they're having second thoughts about getting back up.
>>29445246You feel a little more at ease, relaxing for just a second. Then you feel the teeth sink into your leg. Before you know what has happened, you are dragged to the ground by many muzzles, each lined with sharp fangs. You shield your face and try to get a closer look at what's going on.Wolves. There must be ten of them here, each darting in and out to take a snap at your limbs. They keep circling you, their eyes on your throat the entire time. This must be the other group you didn't follow. Were they just waiting for you to fight the lions this whole time? You try to move, but your tendons have already been severed. Even a Chimera must use its muscles to move...How are you going to get out of this?>Maybe you could try to intimidate them? Hopefully, you can do roar on purpose this time...>You need to focus on healing! You can't do anything if they tear you to bits first!>Try to bite them back! Give them a taste of their own medicine.
>>29445271>You need to focus on healing! You can't do anything if they tear you to bits first!They're using Strike. We use Defend.
>>29445271Wild Card use Roar!
>>29445271>Maybe you could try to intimidate them? Hopefully, you can do roar on purpose this time...
>>29445271>Maybe you could try to intimidate them?
>>29445271>Try to bite them back! Give them a taste of their own medicine.
>>29445271You need to focus on healing! You can't do anything if they tear you to bits first!
>>29445271>>Maybe you could try to intimidate them? Hopefully, you can do roar on purpose this time...Show all these fucking animals whose the Captain of this forest.
>>29445271>>Maybe you could try to intimidate them? Hopefully, you can do roar on purpose this time...These animals seems a little too smart, so they could be sentients. Try for dominating, and, failing that, kill them.
>>29445271>Roar out louderDo not under any circumstances bite them. Getting blood on the tongue will end badly for all involved.
>>29445271>You need to focus on healing! You can't do anything if they tear you to bits first!
>>29445271The choice I wouldn't choose.>Focus on Healing
>>29445271Roar. Make them fear.
>>29445271>>Maybe you could try to intimidate them? Hopefully, you can do roar on purpose this time...Plan Alpha of the Pack is go
>>29445312Is that how it's working right now?
>People disregarding the combat system as it was explained last thread because "lol roading so coooool"
>>29445377No, not right now.
>>29445387This isn't a fight as much. Even if you guys completely screw this up and get chomped, it's still a (relatively) safe training exercise.
>>29445271>healDon't die guys, it's bad.
>>29445422Would it be possible to pull a chestburster if we get eaten?
>>29445467No, you're not an Exile. They do that.
>>29445476Also, these are wolves. I don't think the amount of us that winds up in them would be enough to contain our consciousness. They're not going to swallow us whole, so we're not likely to get our nervous system in there.
>>29445508Oh, are the wolves tagged or is this pack native?
>>29445578All of these animals are tagged. Can't believe I forgot it twice!
>>29445271You haven't got much else working but your voice right now. You try to remember that time you shouted in class. How did you do that again? You summon up your feelings of frustration, anger, and most of all your sheer indignation at this situation and empty your lungs into the forest.Startled, but undeterred, the wolves continue to dig at your flesh. Damn! No good! It's like they didn't understand it at all. You'll have to try harder. Maybe do it in a way they can understand? You think back to the start of this exercise. Those howls at the edge of the forest. How did they sound? Another tagged wolf rips off the fingers from your right hand. You're almost going numb from the pain, but then the memory hits you.Every ounce of your mind is put towards imitating the howl of the wolf pack. The tone, the length, the volume. Everything must be perfect. Using up every ounce of your reserves you open your mouth and let out a howl.The animals suddenly stop, jumping away from you and cowering on the floor. As you pull yourself off the ground, you can feel your body already beginning to knit itself back together. At the edge of your hearing, you hear a thump. You crane your head around to see Claire slumped against a tree. Her face still betrays no emotion, but you can see her knees shaking."Wonderful, Captain. Truly splendid."
>>29445796and that day, claire learned what an orgasm was
>>29445796With an unsteady hand, she reaches into her pocket and pulls out a phone. Placing it to her ear, she begins to speak."Yes, Chief. The exercise is finished. As expected, he has taken a wonderful step forward. Yes, you may dismiss them now."Dismiss? You look over at the animals, and see them begin to...melt? Each of them takes on a crimson hue and wicks away into nothing but a pool of blood, which then soaks into the earth. You feel like you've seen this before....After you put on a set of clothes that isn't ragged, you make your way back to the bus stop. Once you arrive, Claire decides to speak up."So, Captain. Are you ready to show me your new, divine nature? Or are you still bashful about displaying such things?"Looks like the bus is about here, you shouldn't talk for too long...>What happened to the animals?>You're not showing her anything. You still have other places to be, after all.>Divine nature?
>>29445850I thought you wanted me to eat them?
>>29445850>>What happened to the animals?Change the subject. To ANYTHING ELSE.
>>29445850Hah. I knew they were just bullshit animals.>So the Chief does blood things like Diablos?>Wait. Huh? Divine nature?
>>29445850>>Divine nature?We might be in a cult or shit.
>>29445850>You're not showing her anything. You still have other places to be, after all.So there is a member with the same skills as Diablos on the payroll.
>>29445850"I'll show you mine if you show me yours. Oh, that wasn't a euphemism was it?"
>>29445850>Divine nature?with the expression of a man who knows that asking this question will just tear at his sanity but unable to resist pandora's box
>>29445850>You're not showing her anything. You still have other places to be, after all.It's not bashfulness, Claire. It's incomprehension. We don't know how to fully transform, yet. We can do claws, we can do roars, we can do a bit of armor. The Terrible Black Beast is not something we've learned, yet. And we really don't see how fighting some blood wolves was supposed to teach us that. Also, why did you have blood wolves?
>>29445876This! What exactly were the requirements to pass that test?
>>29445997It's probably just more of her chimera worship bullshit.
>>29445890Did you read the other threads?
>>29446060Oh, it definitely is. She used those exact words when describing the Chimera syndrome to us. She REALLY likes shapeshifters. God only knows what she would be like if we had the Exile syndrome, too.
>>29446123>>29446060Notably, Divine Beast is the canon nickname for Chimaera.
>>29446123Pretty sure she just likes Fluffy Tails because she was trained/raised by Lunatic High.
>>29446194I don't know, I think she'd see potential in combining the two syndromes. Not only would we have a fluffy tail, it could grow as big as she could possibly want.
>>29446270Which is why, if we ever grow a tail, it should be the sharpest most painful looking instrument of death ever.
>>29445850>Divine nature?"Yes. Instructor Luna told me that the appearance of your claws and other features was due to you not having any sort of inspiration for your abilities. She told me that being a Chimera isn't as simple as reading about a feature in a book and copying it. Without the proper experience and mindset, your powers would have remained hazy and indistinct. She related it as something akin to a patron saint."Then those animals were..."Yes. I enlisted the aid of the Chief and told her to construct two noble beasts for you to pattern yourself after. While I personally rooted for the lion, it seems the Chief's personal favorite was more to your liking. This is fine too. Now then, please show me your new self. I am eager to feel...to see it."You look at your hands for a moment, and consider bringing out your claws. The moment you do, you see brown hair begin to sprout from the back of your hands. Immediately, you push the thought aside and cancel the transformation. While it's true you do have a new mastery over your powers, you're not sure you like what came with it.You stand up from the bench and wait for the bus by the road, ignoring Claire's further attempts to coax your transformation. You think about what you need to do next as your stomach grumbles. Wherever you go, you'll have to eat there.>You shouldn't put off speaking to the Chief any longer. You can just grab something from the fridge>You can't ignore your responsibility to go see Ayase. You can get something from the cafeteria at the hospital.[ NOTE: You have gained new abilities. Mundane animals now defer to you out of fear and respect, although they do not like you. Additionally, you can use your voice to demoralize those who attack you. This modifies Guard action choices. As an unfortunate side effect, your therianthropy has changed shape. ]
>>29446426>You shouldn't put off speaking to the Chief any longer. You can just grab something from the fridge
>You can't ignore your responsibility to go see Ayase. You can get something from the cafeteria at the hospital.WE A BEAR
>>29446426>You shouldn't put off speaking to the Chief any longer. You can just grab something from the fridgeAsk her if she's enjoying OUR manga.
>>29446426>As an unfortunate side effect, your therianthropy has changed shape.FUCK. Damn you Claire! Pure Xenomorph/Bugbeast was superior form!
>>29446426>>You can't ignore your responsibility to go see Ayase. You can get something from the cafeteria at the hospital.I feel bad about her now. Also reading the rulebook, so far it is interesting.
>>29446426Damn it, I liked being a xenomorph. You'll pay for this, Claire. Maybe we can expand this into further mutation, though. We're a Chimera, after all, no reason we can't hunt down insects to incorporate their features.Anyway, let's go talk to Ayase. We're going to be bitter about the Chief collaborating with Claire's creepy fetish play, and be unwilling to see her just yet.>You can't ignore your responsibility to go see Ayase. You can get something from the cafeteria at the hospital.
>>29446426>You can't ignore your responsibility to go see Ayase. You can get something from the cafeteria at the hospital.
>>29446426>You shouldn't put off speaking to the Chief any longer. You can just grab something from the fridgeLike hell we can't ignore Ayase. Just watch us ignore the fuck out of her.
>>29446426FUCK!>You can't ignore your responsibility to go see Ayase. You can get something from the cafeteria at the hospital.Let's just get away from all this. If that girl dies we can kiss the Chief shaving 4 year off our sentence goodby.
>>29446426Is it possible for it to change shape again?
>>29446426>Go see childhood friend. Bring Claire with us in case crazy's there.
>>29446524We should marathon the Alien trilogy until we no longer have fur.
>>29446531Yes, it is possible to further modify your chimeric form. However, as Claire explained, gaining new abilities requires external pressure.
>>29446426Stop at a media store and buy what ever we can related to Xenomorphs.
>>29446426>You shouldn't put off speaking to the Chief any longer. You can just grab something from the fridgeI personally liked the Xenomorph physiology.
>>29446426>no longer the ULTIMATE PREDATOR>>29446561with claire in the room while we do it
>>29446607Just get Lunatic to attack us during the most intense part of the movie.Or hell, if that won't work we could always go and kick a hornets nest.
>>29446607>>29446609>>29446619In fairness, you were never a Xenomorph. The black hide and claws were simply unadapted therianthropy. No matter how you developed your powers, it would change.
>>29446607All we transformed was our hands growing fur. If Therianthrope form is based on mental imprinting, our lack of full detail on our new form will let us change it more easily. It just has to be something that has fur. So let's get a pet. Specifically, a tarantula. We'll use that to move our alternate form to be furred and carapaced. Then we can just get into danger with hornets or something (we are in Japan, their hornets are terrifying) and get rid of the fur altogether.
>>29446619>with claire in the room while we do it"Patron saint, huh? THIS is my patron saint. Do you still want to FEEL?"[Claire's panting intensifies]
>>29446619I don't want her watching those movies. All the phallic parts of their design would lodge right into her brain.
>>29446669.... is there any way we CAN be a xenomorph then?
>>29446680>>29446703>watch the Alien and Aliens (the rest were horrid)>go to bed>wake up>claire huddled in a corner, clearly didn't sleep at all, eyes darting between the vents in the house
>>29446706You'd have to somehow create situations and learn abilities in which those specific features were necessary, keeping in mind the Chimera syndrome usually prefers to keep all of its features as an unholy mishmash instead of swapping out (hence the name).Also>writing
>>29446731She was just trying to promote fur growth. Why did it turn into that, instead? Why did it have jaws!?
>>29446669While this is fair, I think you can tell what direction we want to build in. That being said I have no problem with you making that difficult (we pick xenomorphs of all things, this is supposed to be difficult), just don't be surprised if we pursue this path doggedly.
>>29446754Ok! We need something with a jet black carapace to inspire us.
>>29446766If you want Xenomorph abilities, you can pursue it if you want, but you'll more likely end up as an abomination of dozens of animals and probably not look like a Xenomorph at all.
>>29446754Right then, time for a marathon of everything ever inspired by Aliens
>>29446800I just want a carapace covering all of it. Carapaces are cool, and help bring the whole aesthetic together no matter what parts you put on there. So let's go disturb a nest of Japanese Giant Hornets. Exoskeleton to imprint on, and a driving influence (OH GOD THE BEES THEY'RE IN MY EYES) to induce us to grow a protective covering. We may wind up with stripes as a result, though.
>>29446845I'd be fine with whatever color we turn out, we just need to get rid of the fur. Clair is crazy already and I don't want her encouraged.
>>29446845I think to get a carapace we need to set the Captain on fire and send him through the ducts. The fire should make his skin grow hard and fire proof and traveling through the ducts might change the arm and leg joints.
>>29446845eh, stripes can still be badass.What if we had lunatic jump us during a marathon of the alien's series?for acid blood, myabe try dunking ourselves in acid? that might actually create a coat that could resist it though, and since xenomorphs have to be capable of resisting their own blood....
bigger question: how do we get the eyeless face?
>>29446962>>29446928>>29446845I suddenly feel like we've become Crawler/Ned from Worm.
>>29446991That me we fail on I think.
>>29446826>>29446845>>29446924>>29446928Imma stop you right there. That's not how it works. For example, getting stung by BEES (this isn't Japan so there are no Japanese Hornets) will make you like a bear, since bears do not care about stings due to their extremely thick hide.Do not worry overmuch about setting up weird situations to try to create a xenomorph. You're already better than one.
>>29447025Thank you. I've been wanting them to stop this silly conversation but I know that what I say has little bearing on this.I'm happy with however it turns out.
>>29447045Yeah. The whole "We gotta make our mc like [thing X] from [other media Y]" is really annoying in quests.
>>29447025But I want to be something out of Gieger's wet dreams!
>>29447025Didn't we already have carapace/exoskeleton from our first transformation? Can we recall that instead of exhibiting fur? I really want to cuntblock Claire.
>>29447025I thought it was safe to assume we were in pseudo-Japan, given the names, even if you said we weren't actually in the country. And I don't want to be a xenomorph. I just want to be carapaced instead of furred.Also, if the adaptive process makes us assume traits from an animal capable of dealing with what we faced, why did we get howling and fur from being attacked by wolves? Well, wolf-shaped blood golems. Was it a sort of "become the alpha, wolf packs don't trouble the alpha" thing?
>>29446426After about an hour, the bus lets both of you off in front of the hospital. You don't like coming here, especially not on a business trip, but you made a deal to go see to Ayase's protection a few hours out of the day. You greet the receptionist, getting visitor passes for both you and Claire, and begin climbing up the stairs to Ayase's sterile, white room. As usual, the door to the room is closed, and you can hear her coughing her lungs out inside.Unsure if now is a good time, you knock on the door."Yeah? Come in."You let yourself in and almost wince. Ayase looks almost as bad as she sounds. All the color has drained from her face, her skin is slick and oily, and you can see bloody tissues held in her hand. You can see a bowl of practically untouched soup sitting on the tray to her side, and you can smell the traces of vomit from the toilet.Ayase isn't a little worse. She's a lot worse.You pull up a chair and sit down. "It's good to see you again, Captain, Claire," She coughs into her tissues again,"I feel like you guys are the only ones seeing me anymore. I guess nobody likes a sickie."Now comes the hardest part. How are you going to pass the time here.>Suggest to watch some TV together.>Let Claire take the lead.>Talk about school.
>>29447185>Was it a sort of "become the alpha, wolf packs don't trouble the alpha" thing?I assume so, since we chose to be their boss instead of killing them
Fuck off Xenomorph faggots. We're trying to be mediocre here.>>29447208>>Let Claire take the lead.
>>29447185>I just want to be carapacedlike 90% certain exposure to acid would handle that, since fur isn't all that good or a protection against it.alternatively, repeated impalement/stab wounds may also work as fur does jack shit against those kinds of attacks on a large scale
>>29447208>Let Claire take the lead.
>>29447208We are Captain IDGAF low effort is the best let Claire take the lead
>>29447208>Talk about school.
>>29447173The description went back and forth between thick skin, chitin, hide, and shell. I think it was just generic "tough stuff".>>29447185We were intentionally copying the wolves in order to better scare them.
>>29447208>>Let Claire take the lead.
>>29447208>Suggest to watch some TV together.
>>29447208>Let Claire take the lead.
>>29447208>Let Claire take the lead.She probably knows more about Ayase than us.
>>29447208>Let Claire take the lead.Being the MC all day is hard work.We should take a break.
>>29447208>>Suggest to watch some TV together.Also talk about Yeager, and figure out if he's a dick in her opinion.
>>29447208>Let Claire take the lead.
>>29447208We can't trust Claire to be able to interact like a normal human being. Captain's gotta take the lead here.plus if she was a lois, I would say our conscious feeling toward her was irritation, but unconscious was a desire to protect her; see bus incident I mean seriously guys, can you look at that and not be sympathetic?
>>29447361>I mean seriously guys, can you look at that and not be sympathetic?Yes
>>29447243Is it too much to want to be a horrifying acid spewing monster who wants nothing but to return to their house?
>>29447208>>Suggest to watch some TV together.I don't trust Claire not to bork it and I don't want anyone thinking we aren't taking our job here seriously.
>>29447384Acid blood is a Solaris power, sadly. As are the truly effective poisons.
>>29447361Um no, we want her alive but that doesn't mean we want anything to do with her.
>>29447249Actually, given how much Captain has already been eviscerated, the Captain losing anything like a Carapace makes sense, because those heal poorly. His body is probably already priming itself for quick-healing.
>>29447361She's been thrust into a shitty and dangerous situation, except she doesn't even have the liberty of knowing what it is. It's not unthinkable that we have some sympathy.
>>29447208>Let Claire take the lead.Continue to give no fucks whatsoever. We're only doing this to shorten our observation time and get the crazies away from us that much faster.
>>29447431I don't fully grok the concept since I just skimmed some of the book before the thread, but I am just trying to shoehorn this into the lois concept. I definitely want to avoid /tg/'s tendency to waifu at the drop of a hat.
>>29447532Don't worry, that seems to be handily avoided by the Captain's apathy. He really wants nothing to do with any of the women in his life. Waifus aren't going to happen anytime soon.
>>29447569I can see Claire turning out to be a/the love interest if she's the childhood friend in that flashback.
>>29447532Without how we're playing it, I don't think that's something you have to worry about.
>>29447599Huh, that was my thought as well.
>>29447569Until Claire gets sick of waiting to be ravished and takes matters into her own hands....or Ayase loses it and goes yandere to get Captain's attention, who has been pretty much ignoring her at any and all possible times.
>>29447599I can see Captain going "oh, fuck that" at the anime of it all and redoubling his efforts to avoid her attentions.
>>29447643She's pretty much dead on her feet. You don't go around coughing blood without a timer on your head.
>>29447208>"I feel like you guys are the only ones seeing me anymore. I guess nobody likes a sickie."What, not even Yaeger? That's suspicious as hell.
>>29447599If that happens I will do everything in my power to fuck right away from her. Childhood bullshit is the fucking worst thing ever.
>>29447569Pretty sure Chief's going to waifu us now that she has the materials she confiscated to give her ideas.
>>29447701Oh, fuck, yeah.>>29447208"What happened to Yeager? Didn't you have a little date with him?"
>>29447722I kinda want Heart Beat Darkness back. It is super interesting.
>>29447671I'm guessing she'll get Renegade'd and make a full recovery. Then she'll try to hang out with Captain as he also just got his syndrome powers.Cue Captain continuing to ignore and avoid her, Yaeger being a dick, and she has a mental breakdown and goes yandere Gjuam.Or some shit, I dunno. At any rate I doubt this will kill her.
>>29447722Don't you mean "husbando" or is she going to be wearing the pants in this relationship.
>>29447751The storyline was a lot deeper than it appears on the surface. There is so much shit she just won't get going through it the first time.
>>29447763Pretty sure her mind isn't going to survive the Renegade.
>>29447208You've never been good at talking to girls, and Ayase's...fragile condition makes you even more uneasy. Not wanting to upset her, you give Claire a pleading look. Claire gives you a knowing nod and pulls up next to Ayase."Manaka, I would like to engage in pleasant conversation about the boys in our class. Is there one you find 'totes adores'? Or perhaps one you find particularly revolting."This isn't really conversation you should be here to listen to. You silently motion to Claire, trying to get her to change subjects or shut the hell up. After looking at your frantic pantomimes Claire once more nods in affirmation."Please exclude the Captain. I'm sure we both know it is unfair to compare the other boys in class to this wild stallion."No, Claire! That is not what you were supposed to say at all! Despite that, Ayase giggles and puts on a smile. She sets the tissues aside for now and begins to chat with Claire about the relative standing of the other boys in your year. You begin to zone out, slipping into a haze where you are only partially aware of what is going on. Eventually, your stomach rumbles and you hear them stop. You open your eyes to see Claire and Ayase looking at you intently."Ah, I forgot about the Captain. He's been denying himself, so he must be completely mad with longing and--""You guys are funny," Ayase says, cutting Claire off, "Hey, Claire? Can you go get him something to eat for me. I would but...you know."Claire agrees and leaves the room for the cafeteria. It occurs to you that you didn't ask for anything to eat, but Claire is long gone by the time you make that realization. Left alone with Ayase, you feel the air become incredibly awkward. Her normally bright personality, even with this illness, becomes very serious.
>>29447844"Hey, so...I need to say something."What? What now? You're not ready to hear anything heavy."Um...about the accident. I've been having a weird dream. I dreamt...you know...a monster saved me. Harry said it was probably because I hit my head, but I wanted to ask you since you were the only other one to make it out..."She grabs your hand and holds it firmly."Do you...know anything about that? Am I just crazy?">Tell Ayase the truth.>Tell her she's imagining things.
>>29447873>>Tell her she's imagining thingsBus crashes are serious shit, yo.
>>29447873They'll just mindwipe her if we tell her.>Tell her she's imagining things.
>>29447873>Tell her she's imagining things.Deny everything. Uphold the lies. Remove hand.
>>29447873>Tell her she's imagining things.We were specifically told not to reveal that shit. Plus she'll probably get a hero worship complex and that's not mediocre.Also, Claire is fucking hilarious, as usual.
>>29447815Still next time we meet the Chief we are getting it back, or at least make her read it with us. >>29447599Na, the Childhood friend will be a Renegade Being that will be the big bad.
>>29447873>>Tell her she's imagining things.Someone should tell her, BUT NOT US
>>29447873>>Tell Ayase the truth.Fuck them and their rules. The girl is literally dying.
>>29447873>Tell her she's imagining things.probably. maybe. we were kind of no paying attention during the crash so....and if she objects to us not noticing a monster, point out our study habits
>>29447934You want to get us in trouble you little homo? Fuck you. Don't tell her shit
>>29447873>>Tell her she's imagining things.Yeah... sorry, not breaking the masquerade for you, hun. You really don't want to know the truth anyways.Also, fuck the chief for putting on in a situation where we have to lie for the UGN.
>>29447873>Tell Ayase the truth.Whatever. We're not in UGN. Maybe we can make it as nonchalant as possible, something like, "Well, you might not entirely be imagining things."
>>29447969We should probably tell the Chief later that their mindwipe isn't working as well as it should.
>>29447966She might know something about what's happening to her but is afraid to reveal it because it sounds crazy.
>>29447873>it didn't happen, but no, you're not crazy. the crazy dreams are part of the healing process, they'll pass with time.
>>29447873This is a hard one.We could just uphold the lie, but telling her the truth would be a nice "fuck you" to the UGN.>Tell Ayase the truth.Because fuck your rules.
>>29447873>>Tell her she's imagining things.Sorry, but you are better not getting involved in this mess.
>>29447873>Tell her she's imagining things.
>>29447873>Tell Ayase the truth.Sarcastically as possibe so she doesn't beleive us, possibly gets a little upset at us poking fun at her
>>29448010Actually I take that back, that would be giving a fuck about the masquerade. And Captain doesn't give a fuck about anything besides going home.
>>29448015This is a "gently tell her she's imagining things while reassuring her that she's not nuts" vote, just to be clear.
>>29448013Well then she's got the right idea to keep quiet about it, because IT IS CRAZY
>>29447873>Ask her what exactly she thinks happened.>Don't really confirm anything one way or the other, but lean towards lying if she keeps probing.
>>29447873>Tell Ayase the truth.Let's break the masquerade, just as a fuck you to the UGN
>>29447873You shake your head. You try to tell her that there's no way something like that could be true. Ayase seems relieved and puts your hand down, putting a smile on her face."Thanks. I thought I was losing it there or something. I guess Harry was right after all....Oh, did I ever tell you how I met Harry? I didn't know it, but he tells me that we used to be pen pals. Crazy, right?"Ayase reaches into a bag and pulls out what looks like piles of letters. "Strange thing, I don't even remember writing these, but Harry can recite them from memory. He's a good guy."While she looks lost in thought, you hear another knock at the door. Expecting Claire, you get up to go open it, you nearly fall backward when you see Yeager."What are you doing here, slacker? I thought I told you--""Harry, please!"Ayase tries to get up, but starts having a coughing fit. Immediately, Yeager pushes you to the side and runs over to Ayase. Too shocked by the situation, you just let them be while her fit subsides. Eventually, Yeager gets up and pours Ayase a glass of water."Harry, he's just being nice and visiting. Not many people come by any more so...""That's not the point. I thought I told the doctors not to let anybody see you.""Harry!">You don't think you should excite Ayase any further. It's time to leave.>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.
>>29448290>>You don't think you should excite Ayase any further. It's time to leave.Leave the room but stay near the door. Don't want any rapes going on in their.
>>29448290>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.Harry is kind of a knife wielding dick. I say lets make him look bad in front of Ayase.
>>29448290>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.
>>29448290>>You don't think you should excite Ayase any further. It's time to leave.Let's put off fighting Yaeger for as long as possible, hopefully indefinitely. We did our job, the UGN doesn't care about Yaeger's obvious psychopathy so why should Captain?
>>29448290>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.Tis uppity motherfucker is not getting in the way of our 4 less years.
>>29448290>>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now."And if you're so worried about her don't yell at her and keep her locked up in here by herself"Offer to Ayase we wait outside if she'd prefer
>>29448290>>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.FUCK YOU DUDE, YOU STUCK A KNIFE IN MY FAVORITE BATHROOM STALL DOOR
>>29448290>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.Fuck this guy
>>29448290>"That's not the point. I thought I told the doctors not to let anybody see you.""it's possible they thought you were being overpossessive? just a bit?"
>>29448290>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.The need to do the assigned job overrides the need to leave.
>>29448290>>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.Harry, yeah, I think I know you. How have you and Ayase been getting along? You know, I was actually rooting for you two.
>>29448290>>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.
>>29448290>>You don't think you should excite Ayase any further. It's time to leave.Go out and call Chief now. Tell him you have evidence that Yaeger has been fucking with this girls head.
>>29448490Her, damn it.
>>29448290>>You haven't done anything wrong. Besides, you have a responsibility to stay right now.>>29448440Ooo, actually, can we pretend not to recognize Harry? Just be like, "sorry, who are you?"
>>29448490Actually, I think it is evidence the UGN fucks with everyone's head. Claire was our friend, but when she went Overed, they took her in and removed her from our memory, and they did the same thing with Harry, the letters are legit, she just forgot about him.
>>29448558Oh shit, that makes to much sense. She even just reveled that the memory wipes aren't perfect.Everyone really is out to get us.
>>29448558Maybe he is so overprotective because Ayase really forgot him. Man, that makes me feel bad for him.
>>29448527"To you, I am the single greatest threat to your potential happiness. To me, you are - ...sorry, have we met somewhere before?"
>>29448490Pretty sure what he's doing is sanctioned. On paper at least, we need proof of actual malicious intent. And even then...
>>29448558>>29448609"Sorry, excuse me."Find Claire, slightly panicked."Did you know of me before my case came up after the bus incident?"
>>29448558oh FUCK.that makes WAY too much goddamn sense. we should bring it up sometime.or maybe not because then they might wipe our mind of having figure that out and-GOD DAMN CONSPIRACY BULLSHIT
>>29448558We need to talk with him.And Claire.
>>29448668It's been implied that she does, since the Chief said that she "wouldn't dare take this assignment from her".
>>29448619And he even requested specifically to be transferred here.
If the UGN fucks with people's heads and removes memories of new Overeds, why hasn't everyone forgotten Captain?Do they only erase for people who join the UGN or pass the observation period?
>>29448756because someone made a kind of legit theory and everyone else jumped on it like it's absolutely 100% confirmed
>>29448290>in light of all of this"hey, harry, i just had a thought. could I talk to you in private sometime? like now? about certain topics and events?"
>>29448733That could have just been written off as her being a furry fetishist. Now it is much more poignant. (although I was already going for Cap's depression stemming from his one friend disappearing and not even being able to remember she existed)
>>29448558Or maybe he has some Overed power that lets him sell complete bullshit. Solaris to generate pheromones that make her trust him. Morpheus to make really good fake letters. Neumann to cold read her like a pro.
>>29448750Now I want to stay and try to talk with him, maybe we can reach an agreement and help him win Ayase over. >>29448756But anon, no one knows the Cap personally except Ayase, there was no need to erase the their memories.
>>29448756The probationary period last for eight years, so him and Claire would have been really young when they got scooped up. Easy to influence, especially if they have no one else to turn to.
>>29448756simple: young kids can get removed pretty easy. people forget their friend's from kindergarten.older folks though have a lot of roots and connections. it simply isn't practical to hunt all of them down for mindwipe
>>29448756Well, both Yeager and Claire became Overeds when they were children. Maybe it's a lot harder for children to control their powers, so they need to be taken to a facility or something?
>>29448290You can't leave yet, you still have to wait at least another half hour before the next watchman comes. You try to be congenial and not piss Yeager off even more. You don't need to make your job any harder after all. You sit down in a seperate corner and let them know they're free to continue their visit, making the excuse you have to wait for Claire."Yamabushi, huh? She's been awfully interested in what's been going on around here. Don't you think she's being a bit too nosy?"Well, yes, you couldn't agree more, but it's not something you can do about any more. You try to deflect the question, saying that Claire has her own reasons for doing what she does."Oh, does she? It wouldn't happen to be..." Yeager stares at you intently, "...related to her job, would it?"Your stomach sinks. You knew that Yeager had dealt with the UGN before, but if he knows about Claire, that means he knows the UGN has been monitoring Ayase. With how unhinged this guy seems, you don't think that cluing him in to a government conspiracy would help him. You staunchly deny knowing anything about Claire's work or what it might be."That so? Hmmm..""Harry, please stop. Captain and Claire are good friends of mine. Don't be so jealous!""Who's jealous!?"Yeager then turns his attention completely to Ayase and begins to fuss over her. Thank you, Ayase! Thank you so much! The remaining time flies by quickly, and you hardly even notice it when your phone alarm goes off. Quickly, you say your goodbyes and scramble out of the room.Odd. Claire isn't back yet. Oh well, it's not a big deal, is it?>Go to the Chief, you've kept her waiting long enough.>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.
can we please not obsess over this theory?
Personally the whole forgotten friend thing seems like a stretch.Also fuck this captcha.
>>29448823>>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.
>>29448823>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.
>>29448823>Find Claire. She has our lunch after all.
>>29448823Last time Claire disappeared Diablo attacked, and we might have just become a conspiracy theorist.
>>29448823>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.I swear to god if this bitch got herself tricked by Diablos AGAIN...
>>29448823>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.Too many things could be wrong.
>>29448823>>Go to the Chief, you've kept her waiting long enough.She wanted to talk about the Yeager situation, let's talk about the Yeager situation.
>>29448823>>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.Shouldn't we have, like, her phone number or something?
>>29448823>Go to the Chief, you've kept her waiting long enough.Asking the head honcho questions seems more important.
>>29448906what and have her constantly call us about stupid shit that doesn't matter?
>>29448823>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.Last time this happened we got jumped by that asshole Diabolos. Let's avoid a repeat. Supposedly we're a high priority target for False Hearts and it's been a month but no sign of them so they'll probably show up shortly.Next time Claire disappears after this time, we should NOT go looking for her, just to not be predictable and keep False Hearts guessing.
>>29448934No, that would happen if she had our phone number. Not if we had hers.
>>29448676As long as we steer clear of any probes, we should be fine.
>>29448823>Go to the Chief, you've kept her waiting long enough.Claire is just giving us "private" time with Ayase. She's fine.
>>29448823>>Claire being missing is unusual. It's not like you care, but you should probably find her.Last time this happened you got attacked, so ears, nose, and eyes open. WIDE open.
>>29448823You try calling her phone a few times, but there's absolutely no response. Growing frustrated, you put your phone away and start to pace. You couldn't care less about this girl, but something inside you tells you to go looking for her. You open up your senses and begin prowling around the hospital. The smell of antiseptics, human waste, and body fluids is almost too much to bear and you struggle to keep yourself from vomiting. It becomes more and more difficult to find exactly where Claire might be. Even asking around, you encounter very few people who may have seen her, and all of them give contradictory directions. This isn't going as well as you planned. It bothers you to do so, but you concentrate fully on your sense of smell, trying to block out everything but Claire's signature scent of cinnamon candies....There!You shut your eyes and begin to track on smell alone, shoving people aside in your haste. It's not like you to be in such a rush, but you have this terrible feeling like something has gone horribly wrong. Eventually, you climb a staircase and meet with a locked door. Judging from the smell, Claire should be right on the other side. And what's more, you smell blood. Lots of it. Panicking, you rip the door off its hinges and head outside. You see Claire lying face-down in a large pool of blood. There are two pistols in her hands, and you can smell discharged gunpowder from both of them. All around her, you can see deep gashes and holes in the cement of the rooftop. Clearly, there was a fight here.
>>29449343You rush over to Claire and turn her over. Her front is completely soaked in blood, and you can see slashes rip through her clothing across her arms, chest, and legs. Instinctively, you pick her up and try to take her back inside, but as soon as you do, you notice something.She's breathing just fine."Ah. Have I been discovered?"You take a closer look at Claire. Certainly, she was injured, but any of her wounds now are nothing more than small cuts. In other words..."Yes, I'm fine. I was merely hoping you'd appear and carry me off like a br--"You drop Claire onto the concrete.>Questions can come later. You need to leave.>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.the fuq?also, did you know me before the whole bus crash thing?
>>29449369>>Questions can come later. You need to leave.time to bounce
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.Goddamnit.
>>29449369>>29449392Yeah, asking her seems like the best bet, she's most likely to break the masquerade. And knowing about this policy would enforce our need to report Yeager's actions to the Chief, since he is probably not supposed to be doing that.
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.Warding should keep away any civilians and whoever attacked her obviously left otherwise she wouldn't be trying to get waifu'd.
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.I have no idea what is going on.
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.Where did he go, and how did no one hear any of this?
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.I really hope this means we can break Yank-Off's spine in half now.
>>29449369That's really sick Claire. Seriously.
>>29449369>Questions can come later. You need to leave.UGN bitches. It's like they think it's a fucking game.
>>29449369>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.Make a frowny face of disapproval.
>>29449369>>It might be best to find out what happened as soon as possible.
Once again the people around the Captain show their insanity.
>>29449369>"Yes, I'm fine. I was merely hoping you'd appear and carry me off like a br--">You drop Claire onto the concrete.
>>29449661The only question is: does Renegade drive them crazy directly or is it simply the fact that prescription drugs for mental illnesses have lost their effect?
Can we get a better color fur? Or are we stuck with "brown"?Because brown's a pretty shitty color. How about a sharp red, like a fox? Or a bluish-grey, like some silver foxes? I'd even settle for a deep black. Brown is like, ugh. So not good for accessorizing.
>>29449714well, given that usage of overed abilities DOES drive people insane, and that drugs DON'T work on us, the answer is yes.
>>29449812I think that only excuses Chimaeras?
>>29449882which bit?using your abilities drives up encroachment in the tabletop game, which leads to becoming gjuam, no matter what your breed is.and when lunatic told us about the whole "coffee won't do shit" I'm pretty sure she mentioned it was for overeds as a whole
>>29449369You crouch over Claire, glaring daggers at her. Sure enough, while there's evidence of horrific damage being done to her, all of her wounds are slowly closing before your eyes, leaving only bruises behind. You demand an explanation for what happened."Are you mad, Captain? I'm sorry. I only wished to feel your--"Answers. Now."Yes, sir. I had obtained your food and was going to summon you here, to enjoy a meal while watching the setting sun, and perhaps feed you by hand. When I had laid out the picnic cloth and set our drinks aside," she motions with her hand over to what appears to be shredded plaid cloth and a few broken cups,"I was set upon by an unknown assailant."You get up and examine the scene. Besides what Claire has lost, you don't see much of any blood which means that..."Yes, it wasn't Diablos. Unfortunately, the assailant was covered head to toe in sharp, black spines. I struggled to deal any damage to them at all. Their spines were layered, you see. Each time I shot one, it broke off and revealed another spine underneath it. Unfortunately, I do not have the regeneration or bodily resistance of a Chimera as you do, and they easily incapacitated me once it became a close-quarters battle. Just as I thought they were going to finish me off, something caught their attention and they left with all haste. Thirty minutes later, you arrived and took me into your gentle arms. This concludes the report.">This could mean trouble for Ayase. You need to remain here on guard. Call the Chief and tell her to meet you here.>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.
>>29449944Fuck this head home
>>29449944>>This could mean trouble for Ayase. You need to remain here on guard. Call the Chief and tell her to meet you here.We are on guard duty here. We piss off now end we can deal with Claire for eight whole years.
>>29449944>This could mean trouble for Ayase. You need to remain here on guard. Call the Chief and tell her to meet you here.As indifferent as we are, we aren't a sociopath. Hopefully.
>>29449943>and when lunatic told us about the whole "coffee won't do shit" I'm pretty sure she mentioned it was for overeds as a wholeAh, I forgot then, I thought it was because of Chimaera physiology.
>>29449944>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.>Black SpinesThis was probably mister obsessive stalker dude.
>>29449944>This could mean trouble for Ayase. You need to remain here on guard. Call the Chief and tell her to meet you here.Let's find a relatively defensible position and dig in and wait for reinforcements, rather than retreat with no idea as to our opponent's location, intentions, and capabilities.
>>29449944Ask her about whether she knew us before this assignment
>>29449944>>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.dude can summon swords out of nowhere. whatever her name is will be fine
>>29449943Pretty sure she was talking about Chimeras only, because I thought Claire drank coffee or soda or something.
>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.Fuck this shit.Also, fuck this captcha.
>>29449944>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.fighting a shit
>>29449944>>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.casually ask her about herself before she joined UGN
>>29449944You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.
>>29449944Give that Claire's still alive my guess is that smeone's weaving a trap for Chief. So:>You need to ge out of here. Take Claire and head home.
>>29450055there are people who just enjoy the taste of coffee
>>29449944>>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.give Chief a full report when we get back, offer to carry her to speed things up>she did get hurt trying to get us food
>>29449944>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.
>>29449944>You need to get out of here. Take Claire and head home.
>>29450019We were with Yeager the whole time.
>>29449944Ask Claire about SHADOWRUNS. Explain Yeager's letters and Ayase seemingly forgetting him. Is removing any past memory of an Overed part of some policy, or is Yeager just being nuts?
>>29450177we were with him after he got to Ayase's room, Clare left long before that. not saying it was him, but the possibility is there
I don't think it was Yaeger, but body doubles are a power. Diablos used it to fake out Claire last time.
>>29450254No bunches of blood, so it doesn't work the way Diablos's does, which makes it less likely to be such a power.
It could just as easily been a random Exile
>>29450345SILENCE!WE ARE IN A WORLD WHERE THERE ARE TOP SECRET GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WITH THE POWER TO WIPE MINDS!IN THE SHEER INSANITY OF THE CAPTAIN'S NEW LIFE THERE IS ONLY CONSPIRACIES! COINCIDENCE IS A WORD WITH NO MEANING!
>>29449944This is just too much for you. You tell Claire to get back on her feet and head home with you. "Like this, Captain?"Claire turns around once for you, reminding you that her uniform has been slashed to pieces."Therefore, I require your own shirt and jacket."Claire holds out her hands expectantly and you begin to take off your jacket until you realize something...Couldn't she just fix her own uniform? Or make a new one?"...Tee hee. I forgot." Like hell she did! Claire taps her uniform and black sand seeps up from the ruined pieces of the rooftop and weaves itself into thin strands of cloth that go on to repair Claire's uniform. Not just repair, it looks like she also cleaned, ironed, and touched up the colors. After she finishes, she goes about making superficial repairs to the rooftop before turning back to you."Let's go, Captain. The Chief will want to hear about this."You imagine she will.--"What!? Yeager has been visiting Ayase?"The Chief seems furious. While her face remains its usual composure, there is a sudden coldness to it that makes you shiver. You make a mental note to never cross the Chief."And after I specifically forbade him from seeing her. I was hoping to keep this between him and myself, but apparently I can do so no longer." The Chief stands, her butlers crowding around her, bringing stamps and pads, ink pens, and many, many documents. The Chief begins doing a flurry of paperwork, moreso than you've seen in an entire lifetime. You hear a big sigh. Following the sound, you can see Lunatic High in the other room shaking her head.>Talk with Lunatic High. What is all that paperwork about?>Talk with the Chief. Is Yeager in trouble?>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.((Watching you guys talk about this fills me with joy))
>>29450506Ask Chief to give back Heart Beat Darkness or at least read it with us.
>>29450506ignore everything get food
>>29450506>>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bVpPkCxXj8
>>29450506>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.
>>29450506>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.but first>>29450539
>>29450506>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.We're fucking starving. We didn't even get to eat the animals cause they were all fakes.
>>29450506>>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.Problem solved/dumped on someone else. Back to not caring and trying to live a mundane life in a world of crazies.
>>29450506>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.Not our business.
>>29450539>>29450551Both of these
>>29450506>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.This can now safely be filed away under: Not Our Problem.
>>29450506>>Leave them to their business and eat. It looks like Claire made something anyway.Ravenous hunger compels, and we don't give a shit about the rest (unless it is pursuing shadowruns)>>29450539I veto this, while I wouldn't mind teasing the chief about it, now isn't the time.
>>29450506>((Watching you guys talk about this fills me with joy))I'm sure it would. You monster.Talk to the Chief. Lets see if she's been reading through our manga, and how far she got in it.
>>29450506>Eat Food harass Claire.
>>29450640>(unless it is pursuing shadowruns)/r/ing "look at the time" shadowrun edition
>>29450692>Eat Food get harassed by ClaireFixed that for you.
>>29450506Putting this current beaurocracy issue behind yourself, you notice that Claire is putting something down on the kitchen table. A familiar smell of baked brown sugar and chocolate reaches your nose, and you remember just how hungry you've been all day. Immediately, you sit down at the table and inspect what she's made."Ah, Captain. I have made cookies for you. I wanted to make sure you ate something today."That's actually very considerate of her. You nod and take a cookie off the tray and bite down. ...Ugh. It's awful. It smelled alright, but there's this grimy, awful taste to the cookie. Not only that, but the texture is all wrong. It's all you can do to not grimace as you swallow the bite of cookie. Just what the hell did she put in these?"Ah, you noticed? Because of Captain's recent changes, I decided to replace the flour in the cookies with bonemeal. It's not to my tastes, but I know you enjoy it. Right? You enjoy it right?"Claire forces the rest of the cookie down your throat before you can respond. Stuck on the awful taste, you don't realize how much more she keeps shovelling into your mouth until you find it hard to close your jaw. Claire continues to look at you blankly for a few seconds, pondering the situation."Go on. Finish eating." She pinches your nose. Shit, you can't breathe! You struggle, trying to remove her, but you're just so hungry and out of breath that you can't shake her right now. You're just going to have to eat these awful, terrible creations. ...she could have at least brought you milk or something to wash them down.
>>29451084After you finish the horrid meal, the Chief slaps the table with a stack of papers half as tall as she is."There, it's been settled. As soon as these papers pass in front of the Chairman's desk tomorrow, Harold Yeager will be a wanted man!. I cannot believe I had to do this, and in such a time of crisis as well!"The Chief turns her gaze to you and pokes you in the chest."And you shall help us! Consider it an honor to join me on this matter. We cannot have such troubles while False Hearts lurks our streets."You don't really--"That's the end of it. I shall hear no objections! Now, I must rest and prepare myself. Before I go, you may ask myself or Instructor Lunatic High something, but if you don't have anything to say...">Talk about Ayase's memory returning.>Ask why Yeager is in trouble.>Nothing, just deal with it.
>>29451112>>Ask why Yeager is in trouble.Did he know her, before?
>>29451112>Talk about Ayase's memory returning.
>"And you shall help us! Consider it an honor to join me on this matter. We cannot have such troubles while False Hearts lurks our streets."What?! No! No no no no! Fuck this shit.
>>29451112>Ask why Yeager is in trouble.
>>29451112>>Talk about Ayase's memory returning.This could cause problems for us in the future.Also. What the fuck Claire, what the fuck.
>>29451112>And you shall help us! Consider it an honor to join me on this matter
>>29451112>Talk about Ayase's memory returning.The voodoo is not as strong as they think.
>>29451112>>Ask why Yeager is in trouble.
>Bonemeal cookiesThis is some nightmare shit right here.
>>29451189This is what happens when you give her an inch.Remember people don't support her Chimera lust.
>>29451112Ask that she return our magazines. We're probably going to die for her cause, so that's the least she can do for us.
>>29451189This is why we don't want fur. Crazy bitch.
>>29451112>Talk about Ayase's memory returning.This is more important.
>>29451305guh, you guys, stop getting hung up on the mags. They were old ones, and they are ammunition for teasing her about later.
>writingThere was a tie so I'll just cobble something together.
>>29451346It's the principle of the thing. She's already taken our freedom, dignity, personal space and TV. The coffee wasn't her fault, but she hasn't been very supportive about it either. Taking our magazines is the last straw.
>>29451235Why does that matter to us? Besides, she thinks she was dreaming and is currently on deaths door.
Am I the only one worried about he making us help? What about our mediocrity?
>>29451427Her getting her memories back will only cause problems, so I was thinking they could wipe her memory again.
>>29451346Aww, but I wanted to tease her now...
>>29451457We'll just contribute in as mediocre a manner as possible.
>>29451457all we can really do is pout and complain and maybe drag our feet if we want to risk it, but really, she owns our ass.
>>29451470A memory of something that's not possible recalled after suffering a traumatic accident.
>>29451457I was thinking that we could blackmail the Chief in to lowering the observation period again.>>29451542I'm not sure what you are getting at here.
>>29451470I too support fucking with people's heads because it's convenient to an international conspiracy.
>>29451603Memory is a fickle thing. If she lives, she will probably just accept the "reality" of what happened: there was no monster that pulled her from the burning wreckage of a bus. After all, that's impossible.We don't have to have chief alter her memory, she'll do it to herself.
>>29451112You decide to ask her if Ayase's memory problems have anything to do with how Yeager isn't allowed to contact her. You relate how she didn't remember writing Yeager letters and the weird dreams she is having about the bus accident. The Chief looks surprised, but then sits pulls up a chair and sits down. "I suppose I should be straightforward. Eight years ago, it's true that Harold Yeager was writing to Manaka Ayase. This is not particularly noteworthy."The Chief begins to fiddle with her paperwork. You thought it was already perfectly put together, but she insists on straightening the edges out, over and over again. "However, Yeager suddenly developed his Overed powers. Before the UGN could find him, he wrote a series of letters to Ayase about his condition and his new talents. When the UGN discovered this, we had to wipe her memories. However, since the letters occurred over a series of months, we had...difficulties covering this incident up. We eventually were forced to destroy any memories Ayase had of Yeager and his letters."The Chief gets up."I was not in charge of this, but I'm told Yeager was furious. While he was initially going to join the UGN, he immediately withdrew from the program and maintained as little contact as possible for the remainder of his probationary period. That spined figure who attacked Bullets is consistent with Yeager's abilities. He must still carry a grudge. In any event, this is inexcusable."You have only one more question. Why do you have to help?"That is...well...Most of our agents are on the search for Diablos right now. Even Lunatic High is on duty tomorrow, and Claire cannot leave you. Therefore, only I would be on hand to arrest Yeager. You can understand how I'd wish to have back up."Right. You get up from the table, smile at the Chief, and go to your room. You fall face first on your bed and sleep.((Break for dinner. Like before, I will come back for more.))
>>29451803That's.... huh.I kind of feel bad for Yeager now. we should set them up.
>>29451803>However, since the letters occurred over a series of months, we had...difficulties covering this incident up. We eventually were forced to destroy any memories Ayase had of Yeager and his letters.Think of how much they would have to destroy if you'd known the person for years.
>>29451803Damn it, saw this coming a mile away
Alright, I had a chicken sandwich. Gonna type up the next post and we'll get back on this rollercoaster. We may have to migrate to a new thread soon, I didn't realize we were looking at the back pages already.
>>29451866>Think of how much they would have to destroy if you'd known the person for years.He's a high school student who was monitored by the UGN for eight years.It's understandable he'd still be pissed, but Jesus fuck, man, eight years? He'd have been pen pals with her when he was ten at the oldest. He's had half a life time to move on.
>>29451803Why are we helping these people again?
>>29451803You're still tired. The Chief woke you up before the sunrise and shepherded you down to the hospital. She informs you on the way that Yeager hasn't left the premises since you last saw him, so Warding will need to be used in order to capture him. And 4:00AM is the only time in which the hospital has no scheduled operations. All other emergencies have been routed to other clinics, so you should be alone. Not that it matters to you. Hopefully, this is something the Chief can handle on her own. You enter the hospital, and immediately, you feel the queasy feeling of Warding pass over you. You look over to the Chief and Claire. Each of them have a stone cold expression that puts you on edge. Is this what would happen to you if you tried to get your life back?"Pay attention, Wild Card. We will first attempt to bring Yeager in peacefully. If this fails, we are relying on you to restrain him. You are the most physically capable among us at the moment," The Chief puts a hand on your shoulder,"So if something goes wrong, it's all up to you."Grumbling, you nod and follow them up the flights of stairs to Ayase's room. Oddly, you still hear coughing from inside. The Chief and Claire position themselves on the other side of the door and beckon you to open it for them.>Open it slowly. No need to get excited.>Throw it open. You need the element of surprise.>Kick the door down. No use pussyfooting.
>>29452337I imagine Captain thinks that every day. But more seriously, Yeager is unstable. Not without reason, yes, but he is dangerous. We have to get him off the streets, at least.
>>29452337The alternative was Diablos.
>>29452337they kill us if we don't?>>29452380>other: Knock
>>29452380>Open it slowly. No need to get excited.
>>29452380>>Open it slowly. No need to get excited.We are trying to allow them a shot a diplomacy, after all.
>>29452380>>Open it slowly. No need to get excited.What is Ayase doing up at this hour? Everything alright?
>>29452433What is Ayase doing awake? Warding is up.
>>29451865>trying to play matchmakerYeager is an annoying manchild, at least Ayase is sane.
>>29452380>Open it slowly. No need to get excited.Captain is unwilling. Even in his breach and clears.
>>29452380>Open it like a normal person.Knock first.
>>29452452Possibilities:She's not actually awake, the Warding can't stop her from coughing because coughing is a property of being sick, not of being conscious.Yaeger has the ability to not to use his Warding on her, and did so.She awakened as an Overed and now she and Yaeger can run away and be together forever!
>>29452977>FrankI thought he was Harry???
>>29453004>Agree to go to the roof.I'd rather not wreck a hospital.
>>29453004Fine, fine, roof it is.
>>29453004>Attack firstThe girl is as good as dead. May as well deal with this in a manner that isn't beneficial to him.
>>29453014>>29453026To clarify, I mixed up names with another character in something else. I'd been resisting this the entire time only to screw up at the end. Shame on me. Shame!!
>>29453004>>Agree to go to the roof.We aren't fighting in here.
>>29453004>Attack firstHand right through his head.
You slowly turn the knob and push the door open. It swings gently before lightly tapping the wall. You can see the moonlight filtering through the curtains and onto Yeager's form, sitting in front of the bed. Normally, this wouldn't be enough light to see, but your eyes...feel like they're adjusting. You can see the room with perfect clarity. Yeager doesn't appear to be armed right now, but that doesn't mean anything. He's too busy tending to Ayase who is...drinking a glass of water? How is she awake? You thought the Chief used Warding to make this go as smoothly as possible! You look over to your companions and see the same look of confusion flash across the Chief's face. Undaunted, she steps into the room ahead of you and begins to speak."Yeager. You must know why we are here. Come with us quietly and everything will end peacefully."Ayase coughs, then leans over."What? Is that a nurse, Harry? I'm having a hard time seeing right now. What's she talking about....Harry?"Yeager gets up and turns around. He's looking the Chief right in the eyes, and you can see his fist quivering."Noble Blood...Is that still your codename? Enjoying your position as Chief?""I'll not enjoy it if it requires me to use force. Yeager, why did you come here? And more importantly, how is she still awake. We know she is not an Overed."Yeager laughs, "You know why I came here. It was to look after Manaka. All of this was to see Manaka. And she's awake because I've been helping her..."Harry produces a pill bottle from his pocket. Ayase, still unaware of you, tugs on his jacket."Harry, what have you got my medicine for?"
>>29453004>attack firstWe only have mediocre honour.
>>29453096"These pills contain large amounts of Renegade Material. In a normal human, it allows them to operate under the effects of warding. Of course, it has some...side effects," He points to the bloody tissues by the bed, "But more importantly, it's going to activate the Renegade strain within her. We'll be able to live together. Without you taking her mind away!""Yeager, it's obvious she's not going to survive this! Stop now before this becomes permanent damage!""No! She'll be fine! I know it! Right, Manaka?""H-harry. You're scaring me...""It'll be fine. It'll be fine. We're going to...have a chat outside. Why don't you go to sleep now?"You suddenly feel the Warding increase. While Ayase doesn't immediately pass out, you see her eyes become heavy. "Yeah, that sounds...good..."Yeager puts the pills in her hand and turns to you, raising his fist. A glove of black iron surrounds it, covered in wicked spikes."Let's do this. I'm not going back peacefully. Want to head to the rooftop again?">Attack first>Agree to go to the roof.
>>29453096The deleted posts still show up in the archives, y'know.
>>29453096Attack first. Fuck him.
>>29453114Only on Foolz.
>>29453112>>Agree to go to the roof.Good thing we're a misanthrope. Is comforting to know that, no matter how shitty your situation is, there's always somebody out there that has it worse.
>>29453112Why are we even making this decision? I thought we were BACKUP.
>>29453112>Agree to go to the roof.
>>29453155Chief made it clear that, in the vent of a fight, we'd be the one fighting him.We should ask him if he stole her cellphone to try and coax us into a duel while we've got time to talk. Put that little mystery to rest.
>>29453112>Attack firstNormally I would, but really, fuck you for being a dick.
>>29453051See, there's mediocrity and then there's being a dickhead.
>Agree to go to the roof.We can't attack here. We might hurt someone.But this...bastard...is not leaving this hospital victorious.If he lucky, he dies. If not, he will be experimented to know more of overed and the reality shifting disease.This fucker got us serious. Diablo got fuck up for doing that and so will "Harry"
I'm guessing Yeager is a Morpheus with some clever melee-focused applications?
>>29453362Or an Orcus that's neglected the more esoteric uses of his abilities. Domain manipulation can pull some of the same tricks. But probably a Morpheus, yes.
I'm reading the book. Is there any reason to be a Crossbreed but only take powers from one of your Breeds?
>>29453112You agree that you need to take this fight somewhere safe. You step aside and let Yeager start leading your group towards the upper level. You still can't fathom why he is going through these lengths for a pen-pal, and one that's almost a decade old. "I'm sure you heard it from Noble Blood--your Chief back there. I don't stand out at all. Nothing about me is worthy of remembering. Hell, my parents even had trouble picking me out in a crowd. But when I wrote to Manaka, she remembered everything I told her. For once, I mattered."He opens the door to the roof, and walks ahead of you, black sand gathers underneath him as he walks, creating spiked boots to go along with his gloves. "And when I got these powers, she was in awe of me. She just couldn't stop writing me letters, asking me to send her pictures, tell her stories, mail her little bits of my metal. And then...then it stopped. The UGN found us. I tried to write her after that, but all I got was a letter from her parents telling me to not bother them. I was back to being nobody again, and sworn to keep secret the only thing about me that was special."
>>29453498He stomps his foot and in a flash, he's encased in thick layers of spiked, black armor. You realize now what Claire meant about being unable to hurt him. That stuff looks like it would be hard for even you to pry apart. "Screw that! I'm not going back to that! I've been waiting for this for close to ten years now, and I'm not letting you UGN morons take any more of her memories!"Those pills are killing Ayase...where did he even get them?"I'll give you three guesses. The first two don't count. But enough of this bullshit, let's get this over with. I'll take you all on!"Yeager raises his mailed fist and slashes the ground. A wave of spikes erupts from his gauntlet and flies at you, each one sucking up mass from the roof as it hurtles towards you. Now, mere inches away from you, they're the size of traffic cones. What are you going to do?>Strike>Crash>Guard
>>29453517Looks like a crash he's using?>Strike
>>29453517>>StrikeThat seems like a crash.
>>29453517>StrikeSounds like a Crash. Let's Strike. Leap over the spikes and kick him.
>Crash: A Crash is a highly telegraphed, but extremely powerful blow. Any attack which seems to rely mostly on the brute strength or overwhelming force is likely a Crash. As a general rule of thumb, most thrown objects, like trees or boulders, are considered Crashes. Crashes defeat Guards, but are defeated by Strikes.>>29453517STRIKEHE'S USING A CRASH
>>29453538There's a whole bunch of them, so it's a Strike, right?
>>29453517That's either a crash or a strike, so striking back is the safe bet
>>29453517Guard. This doesn't seem extreme enough to be a Crash.
>>29453564If it's a strike and we strike, nothing happens. If it's a crash and we strike, we win a point.If it's a crash and we guard, we lose a point.Strike is the safest bet. And thrown things are supposed to be crashes anyway.
>>29453517What happens if we strike a strike?
>>29453555>GuardMy mistake, this one is speed based.
>>29453620Neither of us wins or loses a point.
>>29453620>>29453636>>29453608Both you and Yeager will gain a point if you both use the same tactic.
>>29453636>>29453608Actually:>If you both select the same tactic, both you and your opponents gain a point.
>>29453608And a wave of giant groundspikes is definitely telegraphed enough to be a Crash. It's not overwhelmingly fast, not precision damage, it's probably not a Strike.
>>29453608This is a good point. If we aren't sure, we should strike regardless, because this sure as hell isn't a guard.
>writingAlso someone tell me when we're about to lose the thread so I can make a new one if needed