Today is the same as yesterday. Tomorrow will be just like today. The insanity seems to follow you wherever you go. In the chapel of Mary Magdalene's school for upcoming young ladies, you stand face to face with Diablos, terrorist at large and superhuman madman...woman. Diablos looks quite a bit different from the last time you saw...her, appearing as a woman in a business jacket and high heels. Nevermind that, though, Diablos has thrown down the gauntlet so to speak, covering herself in a sleek, blood red armor. It's smaller and slighter than your previous encounter. Is Diablos changing tactics? She raises a gnarled claw and smiles at you, bearing long fangs dripping with blood."You were pretty strong for a newborn, but I'm not taking chances today. Lets see how well your instincts serve you against this!"Diablos explodes into a shower of blood, coating the room in her fluid. Each puddle of red, however, slowly collects itself and forms into an exact duplicate of Diablos, which rush you each in turn. You're knocked back by a blow to the face, grabbed from behind and slammed into the floor, and impaled by barbed tails before you even know what is happening. You can't tell which one is the real Diablos. They're all attacking so wildly and so differently, you can't even begin to think up a countermeasure. You brace yourself, manifesting your own talons and baring your teeth at your attacker. "So, how do you like it," the doubles all shout in unison, "This is one of my special skills: Hundred Demons! Can you see through it?"If there's no way to know what's coming, the only thing you can do is...>Strike>Crash>Guard[Special Note: Enemy Skills. You are not the only Overed with special powers. Sometimes, your enemies will use special applications of Renegade abilities to break the normal rules of the game. You will have to deduct how the power works in order to create a solution. Don't be afraid; go with your instincts!]
>>30313007[ Twitter is here https://twitter.com/DXR27291052Setting document is here https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rqpLh08K6gZ2EgxGs3oxAzWeh7ZsuSGlKC2sk755928/Archive listings are here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Double%20Cross%20QuestAs usual, we're going to give this first prompt a little longer than usual, to make sure everyone makes it here on time.]
>>30313007>StrikeF-F-F-FINISH HIM Her?
Okay, so all the duplicates makes it seem like a guard tactic, but it simultaneously puts up a consistent offense, making for a strike, these in combination counter strike and crash... so guard? I don't know if that is how we're supposed to go about dealing with special moves though.
>>30313007I THINK we use Strike here?Shit.Let's ask Dio if he's a girl or just a crossdressing boy.
>>30313160Wait, maybe the special skill is making it impossible to read the move? We should use dominate howl because that defeats two differentmoves
>>30313007You might want to explain the Strike/Crash/Guard system before asking for a vote, DXR.Can we use our shouty thing?
Fuck it, I'll repost it here:>Strike: Strikes are fast, precision based attacks. Any attack which seems like it may rely on overwhelming speed or pinpoint accuracy is likely a Strike. As a general rule of thumb, most mundane gunfire is considered a Strike. Strikes defeat Crashes, but are defeated by Guards.>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.>Guard: A Guard is a defensive posture or evasive stance which is used to set up a counter-blow. Any attack which appears as if it could be a feint or which seems to be a stalling tactic is likely to be a Guard. Guards defeat Strikes, but are defeated by Crashes.It's almost certainly a Guard, which means we should Crash.
>>30313007Can I get an reminder on our special?
>>30313194It's a special move, which I assume means it works like ours and is a combo, which makes me think it's a guard/strike.
>>30313220So we Guard and take the draw?
>>30313189You can use your Domination Howl if you want to.>>30313194Yeah, I need to add that to the document. >>30313210Domination HowlWith a cry, you trigger a primal fear in every living being. You are the apex predator and they are your prey. Declare this Ability when selecting a Guard. Your Guard can defeat both Strikes and Crashes. This Renegade Ability can only be used once per scenario.
>>30313220If it's a guard/strike, then we should guard correct? As guard beats strike and ties with the other guard while a strike or crash would lose.>Guard
>>30313237That was what I figured, but I don't know if I have properly figured out what his move is doing.
>>30313266that's gotta be the trick. the moves look the same, but the clones are confusing us. we use domination howl to be perfectly safe
>>30313266Doesn't really seem like it has a crash aspect to it as it's not particularly telegraphed because there are so many of them nor is it a single overwhelming force, it's just a bunch of hits.
>>30313286I'd rather save it if possible since we only get one use for this entire act...
>>30313309we need to go up our social links to get more
Alright, I think that's everyone. I'll count and move along.
>>30313286If Hundred Demons has a strike part to it, I think Domination Howl would lose. Like we try roaring and one of the clones punches us in the throat or something.>>30313319I think the social links are for combo attacks like using illusions to escape with Claire. Claire is currently elsewhere distracted again by a blood clone so social links won't help.I think we can learn more abilities ourselves by training and whatnot.
>>30313372Er wait, I meant if Hundred Demons had a guard part than the howl would lose.
>>30313372>If Hundred Demons has a strike part to it, I think Domination Howl would lose.Just clearing this up. Domination Howl beats both Strikes and Crashes, and ties with Guards.>I think we can learn more abilities ourselves by training and whatnot.You get buddy specials from having a buddy with you. Forming a deeper bond lets you both learn new powers.
>>30313372>If Hundred Demons has a strike part to it, I think Domination Howl would lose. Like we try roaring and one of the clones punches us in the throat or something.Howl specifically beats Strikes and Crashes.>>30313403And I assume it ties guards since it is itself a guard.
>>30313425>Forming a deeper bond lets you both learn new powers.Well that's useful to know.
Sorry about this hold up, have a lot to cover, just about ready
>Guard Failed!Hundred Demons distracts opponents, masking the true nature of the attack by having doubles of Diablos use every tactic while the true Diablos waits for an weakness to exploit. The suggestions to use Strike were correct, as Diablos was secretly readying a Crash. The suggestions to use Domination Howl would have also been a wise course of action, covering the most ground on the defense.The moment you try to defend yourself, it's too late. From within the crowd of copies, what you can only assume to be the true Diablos bursts forward one of her claws having tripled in size before you noticed. She slashes downward, raking across your crossed arms, tearing our flesh and sinew. Your blood sprays from you like a fountain, and you momentarily feel light-headed. Did she actually manage to hit so many arteries at once? Even your healing factor has trouble replenishing blood this quickly, and you drop to your knees, overcome by dizziness. Diablos strides forward, letting her massive claw wick down to a smaller size. The armor retracts slightly from her face and she leans in. "How is it, kid? You figure out that you're in over your head yet?"She lifts you up off the ground and throws you back into the main chapel. Instinctively, you release your Warding, not only to hide yourself from any possible witnesses, but as a signal to your watchdog to get back over here. You tumble through the pews, the wood snapping and giving way to your speed until you finally skid to a halt. What skin remains on your back is full of splinters and shredded by the hard stone floor. You stand up, trying to force your healing factor to catch up to your wounds before Diablos can have her way with you again. You see the demonic Overed leap onto the altar, crushing the marble beneath her clawed feet. Her eyes lock on to you and her talon begins to distend once more. Damn, you don't think you'll be able to stand in time."Hold, foul demon!"
>>30313983There is the peel of thunder and the roar of flame. You flinch from the light and sound, shutting your eyes for a moment. When you reopen them, you see two figures standing in front of you. That long blond hair and outrageous outfit can only be..."How dare you show yourself in these hallowed halls! Though I have fallen from Heaven, I shall not permit such blasphemy! You face Fallen Angel!"Fallen Angel strikes a ridiculous pose, leaning back and pointing her finger at Diablos. After a few moments, she whispers to her companion, who suddenly jerks to attention. You turn your own attention to her and see another familiar face. You'd recognize that oversized coat and meek disposition anywhere. Kadokawa strikes a similar position to Angel, turning beat red."A-and me! Rightous...devil..."She couldn't really belt that out, could she...?Diablos doesn't seem to pay them any attention as she jumps from the altar. Black, feathered wings sprout from her back and she begins a spinning dive towards you. Forget introductions, it's time to move![New Partner Abilities:Retribution Slash: Fallen Angel avenges you after you've been struck with a high intensity laser, wreathed in flame. Declare after a failed exchange. Whether your next exchange is successful or not, you deal one point of damage to your opponent. High Voltage Wire: Rin (Righteous Devil?) fills the area with electrically charged, hair-thin wires. Declare when using a Strike. These nearly invisible, shocking strands hinder enemy movement and prevent them from using high speed tactics during the next exchange, sealing the enemy's Strike.]>Strike>Crash>Guard>Retribution Slash>High Voltage Wire
>>30313983>Fallen Angel avenges you after you've been struck with a high intensity laserAs in, the avenging is done with a laser, right? We don't have to wait until someone fires lasers at us?>sealing the enemy's StrikeDoes that mean it beats Strikes?
>>30314004This really seems like a crash so,>Strike
>>30314004I don't know WHAT the fuck is going on right now
Again, sorry about that wait. >>30314038Yes, she uses the laser. High Voltage Wire prevents the enemy from using Strikes after the current exchange. So you would use Strike (High Voltage Wire), and then on the following exchange your enemy cannot use a Strike--they must choose Guard or Crash.
>>30314004>Whether your next exchange is successful or not, you deal one point of damage to your opponentIs that an *extra* point, stacking with the regular point if we win or tie?
>>30314004>Strike>High Voltage WireThis looks like a Crash, so Strike, and force them to either Crash or Guard next turn.
>>30314098Yes, if you win or tie, you can actually deal two points of damage.
>>30314004>Strikeand use retribution slash because why not?
>>30314118Can both Retribution Slash and High Voltage Wire be declared for the same action?
>>30314004Strike, Retribution Slash.Might as well use the partner abilities while we can. We don't know what allies we'll have for any given battle.
>>30314142Only one power can be used at a time. All of these new rules are going into the document after today. Right at the top of the document. Like the others, these work on a scenario basis.
>>30314004Strike and Retribution SlashIdeally, we won't lose many points so there won't be many times to use Retribution Slash. While the spinning dive seems rather choreographed so it's a crash.
>>30314004>Strike>Use the Laser.The full body dive is a crash.
>>30314004>>30314169Actually, changing this to>Strike+>Retribution Slashsince you said we can only have 1 team-up technique at a time.
Okay, looks like the vote is for Strike (Retribution Slash).>writing
Claire doesn't do a very good job at guarding when actual danger comes around. At least she has the annoyance part down pat.
>>30314004"I won't allow it!"Fallen Angel steps in front of you, putting a hand to her hip as she continues to strike heroic(?) poses, despite the situation. She holds her hand out in the air, and a beam of light shoots forth, perpendicular to the ground. Grabbing this shaft of light, Fallen Angel readies it like a weapon. Wings of fire erupt from her back and she leaps into the air; each flap of her burning wings produces an explosion that drives her higher and faster. Her shining blade gains a fiery corona as she meets Diablos head on, bringing the burning blade down on the demon's head. Caught off guard by the intrusion, Diablos is thrown to the ground, the armor on her head sliced clean through. The smell of burnt flesh fills your nose as the bloody shell melts away under the intense heat. But...this is your chance isn't it? You surge forward from your position on the ground, darting through the rubble and lashing out with your claws. Again and again, you carve away goblets of Diablos's surprisingly soft flesh, her blood armor still struggling to reform after being burned away. Diablos cries out, calling her doubls back to her to create a wall of claws and fists, each threatening to tear you apart before you know what happens.But...A shot rings out before they can get close. Kadokawa, or is it Righteous Devil now, holds a fistful of rounds, tossing them into the air behind you to thin the crowd. The rounds seem to curve around you as you resume your hunt. The doubles are torn apart by the hail of gunfire as you draw close, but the moment the last clone falls, you see Diablos ready for you. Her arm has become a cone of spinning bone in place of a claw, and her reckless charge has already begun. The bone drill is just centimeters away from your face before you realize it!>Strike>Crash>Guard>High Voltage Wire
>>30314444Speaking of Claire, I still have no idea what to make of that fanfic from the last thread, but damn did it nail her character and mannerisms.
>>30314514>Strike Successful>Retribution Slash ActivatedOops, forgot this. I am just off my game today
>>30314514Seems like a strike>Guard
>>30314514>StrikeMay as well call it a Crash without over-thinking it.
>>30314444Claire would have been here instead of Fallen Angel had you chosen to not walk out on her last time. Instead, well..
>>30314514>StrikeThat drill sounds like another crash and could "drill" through guards, so strike.
>>30314514>reckless chargeGuys this is a strike, it's relying on speed, not brute force.>Guard
>>30314514It's either a Strike or a Crash, it's fast, but with a lot of Brute Force.So just Domination Howl the bitch. We're getting close to the end of the scenario anyways.
>>30314514It's either a Strike or a Crash (I would guess Strike), and Striking back is the safe option, and lets us use>High Voltage Wire
>>30314612Should we use the wire?
>>30314514Bitch you are our prey>Domination Howl
>>30314647do you think the wire can be activated in time to be useful? She is right in front of us.
>>30314680I don't think that is a concern, plus it's primary effect is constricting their NEXT attack.
>>30314553Wait, so that counts as one victory or two?
>>30314703It appears I read the description incorrectly. I thought it would prevent a Strike on the current turn.
>>30314703I have no opinion on the matter.
>>30314582Oh, so Claire's dead. Good to know.
>>30314948I can only hope, Anon.
>>30314948RIP, Claire.You were...Well, you were.Out of respect for the dead, let's leave it at that.
>>30314514>Double Strike>Cross-Counter!There's nothing to do but just take it on the chin!You brace yourself for the pain and thrust your claw into Diablos's chest. Your foe gasps, convulsing around your wrist as you continue to shove your claw through the meat and bone. Not ready to give up, Diablos slams the drill into the side of your face. The bone dril noticeably slows when it hits your brain case, struggling to get full a full revolution as it digs in deeper and deeper into your skull. You're not sure if you can survive with your brain drilled to bits, but you don't want to find out. You step up your pace. If you can just find her heart. If you can just destroy her heart one more time!You feel a throbbing under your hand and you know you've found it. A look of utter despair crosses Diablos's face as you wrap your fingers around the delicate organ and begin to squeeze down. Immediately, the drill's revolutions stop, and the demon's pupils shrink to tiny dots. Her breath becomes ragged, and you swear you can almost feel her innards attempt to shift around and expel you from her chest. But it's too late for Diablos. You crush her heart in your fist before pulling your arm completely free of her torso. Once more, Diablos seems to halt. Her blood clones all collapse into puddles of red slop, and her own form begins to melt away in front of you."Damn, kid. What the hell..."That's all Diablos manages to spit out before her body's structure finally gives way. Her blood splashes into the floor, the droplets flying into the air before becoming a swarm of buzzing flies. They filter up into the ducts of the school before you can begin to give chase. It looks like Diablos got away again. Now that you've finished with that, isn't there something you need to do?>Check on Claire. Didn't Diablos say something about her being busy?>See about the students. If they got hurt, you're in big trouble.
>>30314948wouldn't we lose howl if that were the case?Also, we haven't ruled out fallen angel tying her up and leaving her somewhere
Just realize that if Claire dies we're getting saddled with whatever crazy person they can get on short notice.
>>30315064>Check on Claire. Didn't Diablos say something about her being busy?
>>30315064>Check on Claire. Didn't Diablos say something about her being busy?Let's see if she's dead, and if so how hard.
>>30315068If something dire were to happen to Claire, Dominate Howl would definitely be affected
>>30315064>Check on Claire.She's the one acting as a buffer for the crazy people.
>>30315064>>See about the students. If they got hurt, you're in big trouble.Claire's fine
>>30315076That's why I hope she lived. If she dies, her replacement is likely to be much, much worse.
>>30315064>>Check on Claire. Didn't Diablos say something about her being busy?
>>30315064>Check on Claire. Didn't Diablos say something about her being busy?in b4 Diablos created a bunch of clones of captain that are giving her a rough massage>>30315112well shit, looks like we need to keep her around
>>30315130It's distressing how Claire can end up being the best-case-scenario crazy.I mean, even the only semi-normal Overed we know will probably be turned crazy by Fallen Angel soon enough.
>>30315076It should also be noted that Claire was ranked the best at blending in and maintaining cover, it can only get worse.That said I vote for checking up on Claire.
>>30315219Think teaching her about the power of ignore is a good idea?
>>30315276Claire might take it as infringing on her territory.Fuck it, let's do it!Also: has Captain's house been turned into a makeshift barracks by now or is he still somewhat in control of who sleeps where?
>>30315064>Check on Claire>You crush her heart in your fist before pulling your arm completely free of her torso.Don't fuck with THIS Senator
>>30315064I'm glad Diablos was stopped with another heart attack; makes things feel Valentiney all over again. Plus I was half hoping s/he was serious about that little double entendre last time>>30315276Yes, Rin needs lesson's in how to not give a fuck. It will also give us another chance to excuse Claire and disavow any association with her actions.
>>30315064>Check on ClaireTell Fallen Angel and Rin to check on the students.
>>30315064>You crush her heart in your fist before pulling your arm completely free of her torso.KALI MA
Guys he already wrote "writing".
>>30315064Claire. The last time you lost track of her, she got attacked. You're not really cozy with her, but if something bad were to happen to her, who knows what they'd stick you with? "Ho ho! Do not fear Cerberus, your lover is--"You shoot Fallen Angel a look, and she immediately shuts looks down at her feet, having suddenly found the floor to be very interesting."Um...s-sir? Wild Card, sir? Speeding Bullets is the one who called us...sir. She was engaged with the enemy at the confessional...that's all, sir. Sorry for not telling you!"Rin holds her hands together and bows her head apologetically. That's not necessary. It's not like she ways hiding it or anything. You take your leave and head back down to the confessional. Not three steps away from your carnage and you already spell gunpowder. You quicken your steps, readying yourself for any more combat you may face. The booth you left behind is broken and shell casings are scattered all over the floor. You step over the remains of the confessional to see Claire. She's still standing at least, with her signature pistol at her hip. That nun's habit she stole is torn to pieces and you see many deep cuts covering her body. Her breathing seems shallow and you can practically hear her heart beating from here. She turns to you, and it's then you notice the body. Claire has the body by the hair and is dragging it across the floor as the UGN agent turns to you. It's a young girl, practically naked save for a few tatters, with wounds that are stitching themselves shut at an incredible speed."Ah, Captain. I have successfully captured Diablos. It may be presumptuous of me to ask, but, is this not praiseworthy?"
>>30315576What? But you just fought Diablos. You lean in and take a look. This...does look a lot like the woman you just fought. If she was ten years younger, maybe. You think for a second that it might be a blood double, but you've seen those too many times to be truly fooled anymore. This is the real thing. Just how in the world...?You're taken back to reality by the feeling of Claire's eyes resting upon you. Her expectant gaze makes you feel uncomfortable keeping silent...>Praise Claire>Don't praise Claire.
>>30315596>>Don't praise Claire.Don't make the same mistake again /tg/
>>30315596A very terse "Good work."
>>30315596>Praise ClaireShe done good. It'd be douchey not too, as much as I dread her reaction.
>>30315596>Praise ClaireWhether or not we like her, she just captured a high ranking terrorist that was making out life a living hellPat her head once
>>30315596>Praise ClairePraise is important as a training method.
>>30315596>>Don't praise Claire.
>>30315654No. If she wants that she needs to somehow evict everybody currently in the house.
>>30315596>Praise ClaireOKAY SO DIABLOS IS USING THE KIDNAPPED STUDENTS AS REMOTE-CONTROLLED DRONES
I guess /tg/ never does learn from past mistakes.
>>30315596>>Praise ClaireShe deserves it. We aren't that massive an asshole are we?
>>30315654HAVE YOU ANY IDEA WHAT THAT WOULD UNLEASH! THE MEDIOCRE SCROLLS WARN AGAINST SUCH ACTIONS>>30315687we should tell her that. it might work
>>30315697Do feel free to explain your reasoning.
>>30315596>>Don't praise Claire.Her autismal quest for validating is only going to get even worse. She was somewhat normal when we got her. Then what did we do? We invited her into t he diner with us. And look how that made her.You fucking idiots.
>>30315697And we never will.
>>30315697I look at it like training a hound. If we promote this type of behavior she may end up resolving problems without any input on the Captain's part.
>>30315755Well, I'm officially scared for what /tg/'s managed to unleash. There's no way this could be good.
>>30315750That's...a good point actually. Wish you'd made it earlier.
Uh, if kicking terrorist ass is how she figures she can get Captain-attention then I think that is A-OK.
>>30315750Indeed. can't wait to see how it escalates.>20xx/xx/xx/ Attempted to consumate love with captain, tripped an fell into an oncoming bus
>>30315804If we could condition her like a dog the captains life would get a whole lot easier.
>>30315839But then she would think we were in to pet play
>>30315596>Praise ClaireShe didn't done goofed.
>>30315862That's a step up from thinking it's denile play so far
>>30315862If that gets her to shut up and quit bothering us because she thinks she's being "disciplined", I'm okay with this.
>/tg/ encouraging her sex offender activityI expected little else.
>>30315914i don't know, I think it will lead to Claire propositioning us while weaing a dog collar, leash, some fake ears and nothing else
>>30315862As long as she knows she's the pet, I'm slightly more ok with that than the current insanity.
Fetishshits are in full force tonight.
>>30315960And then she goes in the kennel. Problem solved.
>>30315960Then we roll our eyes, tell her good pets are quiet, and command her to sit and stay. Then we go somewhere else and enjoy her not following.
>>30315954Much like in a America, terrorists don't get the same treatment as citizens in New Zanzibar.
>>30315839I like anything that makes Captain's case file more interesting.>Wild Card exhibited signs of schizoid personality disorder before becoming Overed, it is likely his Renegade Impulse has will only exacerbate his avoidant tendencies. Personal interaction, when forced, is generally sarcastic. Any attempts at positive interaction have been stunted to the simplest of operant conditioning reinforcement.
>>30315997Yeah this is a bit much.
>>30316058This I approve of, lets continue
>>30315596You sigh. What is she, a dog? You figure if she's going to act like one, you might as well treat her like one. You refuse to look at her when you do this, you absolutely utterly refuse, but...you suppose she did earn it.You reach out and put a hand to the top of her head, giving it a quick ruffle and a few pats.There. Is she satisfied now? You sneak a look out of the corner of your eye.Claire has her gaze cast downward, and there is a little bit of extra color in her cheeks that you're pretty sure didn't come from the blood she's spilled. You take your hand away, afraid of any possible consequences of continued petting."Thank you very much, Captain. I'll cherish this first time you touched me gently."Claire then takes 'Diablos and begins to bind her, using scraps of cloth and transmuting them into steel cables, handcuffs, heavy chains, ropes, and padlocks. You don't think that it will hold a raging chimera, but you're pretty sure that it will at least buy some time if Diablos wakes up early. Finished, Claire sets about to repairing your clothes, and then her own, finally getting out of that costume. You suppose the only thing left for you to do is to wait for the Chief to show up.--
>>30316191"Huh!? Are you a fool!? You left Bullets and gave chase to Diablos on your own!?"The Chief is still pretty upset. Her fangs are bared and her temper is hot. While her servants continue to clean up the chapel, you find yourself sitting in a corner being lectured to. "Of all the prideful, vain, stupid things for you to do. You are lucky that Righteous Devil and Fallen Angel came to rescue you! I cannot believe I tried to recruit such a foolish, pig headed man like yourself!"The Chief turns away and crosses her arms, deciding that she's done with you for the moment. Claire leans over and whispers in your ear."Do not mind the Chief, Captain. This is just her own way of being gentle. I am sure she is impressed by your bravery."Huh. You think you could do without her gentleness."I see. Nevertheles, we still have more work to do. What would you like to do next?">Reinspect the athletic fields>Go pick up those papers from Lunatic High
>>30316229>>Reinspect the athletic fields
>>30316229>Go pick up those papers from Lunatic High
>>30316229>Go pick up those papers from Lunatic HighWhen is the last time we had free time?
>>30316229>>Go pick up those papers from Lunatic High
Rolled 3 + 4>>30316229>Go pick up those papers from Lunatic High
>>30316229>go pick up the papersWe should get around to them EVENTUALLY
>>30316229Is Rin still here? I want to ask her about this "Righteous Devil" thing.
>Claire has her gaze cast downward, and there is a little bit of extra color in her cheeks...>"Thank you very much, Captain. I'll cherish this first time you touched me gently."God damn it, Claire.
>>30316191It turned into an actual headpat? Ew. If I saw that coming I would have vetoed.>>30316229Papers, please.
>>30316448>It turned into an actual headpat?I love headpats. The moment it came up, I knew I had to do it. Sorry if that irked you.
>>30316494Don't listen to him OP, headmaster are excellent and you're awesome for going that route.
>>30316494I wouldn't say I am irked; I do think it is really awkward though.
>>30316539This is a Japanese RPG so it makes sense in thee context of setting. But yeah, it's really cringe worthy and out of character.
>>30316229"I understand. I'll contact Instructor Luna right away."Claire gets up and takes out her phone while Chief gets back in your face. Apparently, she's not quite done with letting you have a piece of her mind. --"Yeah, yeah, I got your papers, boy."Lunatic High throws a single sheet of paper at you. What's this? Didn't you give her an entire ream of this stuff?"Boy, that code was almost entirely nothing but garbage just meant to throw you off. That right there is the message. Why do you think I didn't wanna do it?"Maybe because she's a lazy, indolent drunk who keeps putting strange ideas into Claire's head? "Speaking of putting stuff into Bullets...she seems higher than a kite, boy. Did you finally show her a good time."If she's speaking about what you think she is, of course you didn't. You ignore Lunatic's prodding and sit down to read the paper. 7:00 Archery meet. 10:30 Track meet. 14:00 Soccer Match20:00 FinaleThis reminds you of..."Yeah, these are a selection of the events going down at the meet. There's nothing else special going on at those times either, so I can only guess that this is a plan for their attacks. Now that we have their timetable down, you shouldn't have to go do any more tracking."Well, that's good news. You give the paper back to Lunatic and tell her to bring it to the Chief. This should wrap up most of your involvement with this problem. The Chief and the UGN should be able to tighten security enough on their own to keep anything from happening. "Right, boy. Say, why don't you use your next day for yourself? Maybe go have some fun with a girl?"You think you'll pass on that.>You're still bothered. Go inspect the fields one more time, just in case.>Forget about it and go to bed. You've had to deal with too much already.
>>30316854>You're still bothered. Go inspect the fields one more time, just in case.
>>30316854>You're still bothered. Go inspect the fields one more time, just in case.Didn't we learn of two more traps to disable or did we already get them
>>30316854>>Forget about it and go to bed. You've had to deal with too much already.
>>30316718>>30316539We have established that Captain has come to deal with Claire in a primarily physical way. If he's unhappy with her he hits her. If he's satisfied he gives head pats. makes enough sense to me
>>30316854>Forget about it and go to bed.
>>30316854>Forget about it and go to bed. You've had to deal with too much already.involvement over, switch to no fuck mode
>>30316854>>You're still bothered. Go inspect the fields one more time, just in case.
>>30316854>You're still bothered. Go inspect the fields one more time, just in case.One last go around before the show.
>>30316854>You're still bothered. Go inspect the fields one more time, just in case.>Bring Lunatic to assist.I'm beginning to suspect there's more than one group involved, here.
>>30316854>Forget about it and go to bed. You've had to deal with too much already.
>>30316890>"Shut up and stay focused. They still haven't found anything in the playing fields or on the tracks, so we don't need to completely scrap the plan. Just make sure you do your job and fix your screwup on the blacktop. You've utterly failed to produce results for three years now, but I don't think I need to remind you of that."Still more traps
>counting, writing, getting a beer
>>30316854You decide you just can't ignore it, you need to go look for yourself one last time. You already tipped the UGN off about the traps you heard about, and got word back that it had been taken care of, but still. This just seems too easy, doesn't it? Just letting someone else take care of it?So here you find yourself, again, at the athletic fields. You don't know what you're going to find, you've already combed through this area three times on your own and only found the traces of traps already disarmed by the UGN. Your senses aren't picking up anything new, and without any new information, you've not got any reason to keep looking. You stare down at the fields and wonder if you're just taking this all too seriously. After all, wasn't finishing this work what you wanted? It's not like you liked having to stick around Claire and these other weirdos and risk your life every day. You sigh and pull out your phone, looking through the contacts. You suppose you'll try giving it a once over with someone else, maybe they'll see something you missed.>Call Claire>Call Lunatic High>Call Fallen Angel>Call Rin
>>30317236>Call RinThe Saviour of Sanity
>>30317236>Call Fallen Angel
>>30317236>Call Lunatic High
>>30317236You decide to give Rin a call. After all, she already set up one trap, maybe she can help you find others.--After several hours of searching, you end up finding nothing new. Well, you did find that the blacktop has been completely repaved and that the track used to have dirty bombs underneath it, but otherwise, everything has been found. More frustrated than tired, you end up sitting down on the grass. After a few minutes, Rin, looking immensely distraught, offers you what looks to be a can of coffee."I...I'm so sorry, sir! So sorry!"No, it's really alri-"I wasted your time! You should have called Fallen Angel or the Chief..."No, like you said, you didn't really expect to-"I always mess it up..." To your utter disbelief, Rin begins to sob. "This is why Bro decided to volunteer for overseas...he couldn't stand to be around me."You suddenly feel very awkward. If her brother left because he couldn't stand being around her complete lack of self-esteem, you understand. Rin begins to wipe her tears off her face, along with huge globs of snot. Her runny nose and tears end up getting smeared all over that can of coffee."E-Even after I decided to change myself... Fallen Angel was going to show me how to be dependable, you know...?"Really? She thinks that Fallen Angel gives good advice?"You know...I didn't wanna be a soldier...When I was young, I wanted to...no, no, I'm just blabbing."She shoves the snotty, warm can into your hands and gets up. She begins to say goodbye, but she ends up biting her tongue. Before you can say anything, she runs off into the night, sniffling the whole way. You look down at the sticky can in your hands and sigh....And you thought she was the normal one.
>>30317850--Tired, and feeling unproductive, you head to bed. This entire ordeal has worn you out, and you'll be happy to have the day off before the meet. You don't even bother getting undressed as you fall on your mattress. Sleep overtakes you after just a few minutes of curling up, and you begin to dream.[Small break right now. Dinner, cigarettes, coffee. I'm going to try to wrap up this arc in this thread, as long as you guys will stay with me. As always, feel free to chat or something while I tend to this stuff.]
>>30317850So once again we're back at no one in this quest in normal except Captain.Great.
>>30317850oh for fuck's sake
Just to be clear Claire isn't in the same house right?
>>30317886No, he's not. He was schizoid even before the Renegade Syndrome jacked up his anger and aggression.
>>30317850Ars what you get for picking someone that's already unveiled a trap...
>>30318021Schizoid personality disorder isn't schizophrenia.
>>30317877Huh. I kind of expected a whole thread for the last day.Do we even know what the terrorists are trying to do with this sporting event? They're attacking it, but... why? As far as I recall, our investigation hasn't turned up anything about their motives, only their methods.
>>30318161False Hearts wants to turn people into Germs or Overed. The easiest way to do this is to place people into life and death situations and expose them to big amounts of Renegade. Most people become insane monsters if their Renegade strain activates, so it's completely unacceptable.
>>30318225You seem to have posted a picture of Reinhold by accident. That's ok.
>>30318235No, most people DIE.Of the ones that survive, most turn into monsters.
>>30317974She sleeps in the trash can outside our house.
>>30318303Where she belongs
>>30317886>>30317926>>30317850Told you guys that Rin was the meek crybaby type.
>>30318350Why would I ever listen to a cock sucking, pussy eating prankster like you?
>>30318395Because unfortunately he's right 96% of the time?
So is nobody else concerned that Diablos is a little girl?
>>30318480Why should I be?
>>30318480No? How is that weird at this point?I fully expect her/him to mail us a valentine.
Alright, then. Back. >>30317974Claire has her own apartment. At least that's what her paperwork says. You've never seen it.>>30318161They want to trigger a mass awakening of Renegade carriers. They don't care how many they have to kill to do it. Then they want to take over the world. This is False Hearts in a nutshell.Anything else before we get started again?
>>30318161>Huh. I kind of expected a whole thread for the last day.If that's what you guys want, we'll just do the penultimate day today, and then we'll have a full thread for the Athletic Meet.
He we cleared anything besides the parking lot and the bleachers? Honestly can't remember.
>>30318511Exactly how old did Diablos look?
>>30318567After you learned the location of the last two traps (because you waited and listened instead of attacking) you told the UGN which found and disarmed them already. You just finished verifying this by searching the grounds one more time.>>30318583Rin's age, or maybe a little younger.
>>30318511>Anything else before we get started again?What happened with Diablos?>>30318548>If that's what you guys want, we'll just do the penultimate day today, and then we'll have a full thread for the Athletic Meet.It just seemed bigger than one thread's worth of stuff. If what you have is finishable in this thread, we might as well finish it in this thread.
>>30318658>What happened with Diablos?After Claire captured her, Diablos has been imprisoned in UGN Headquarters. >It just seemed bigger than one thread's worth of stuff. If what you have is finishable in this thread, we might as well finish it in this thread.I can do it long or short. I just had the impression that it was about time to finish this arc to keep interest up. Don't want this to turn into namek already.
Alrighty, back to work. Don't think there's any other questions and it looks like we've still got something of an audience. We'll start Day 5. Hooray, you have no obligations today! Consider it an apology for keeping you guys on task this arc.
>>30318750>Diablos has been imprisoned in UGN Headquarters.uh oh
>>30318897For the shortest of seconds I was still thinking of that as 'my house' and... well really I just thought it was funny.
>>30318895Your dreams were pleasant and don't remind you in any way of your childhood, which is nice. You wake up gently for once and roll out of bed. It almost feels strange not having Claire force herself on you first thing in the morning, but you'll take whatever small miracles you can get. You get dressed and head downstairs. There's no classes today, so you're utterly free to do whatever you want.The smell of cooked food lets you know that you're not alone, as usual, and you head into your kitchen to eat. You would be more bothered, but having to use your powers again has left you so famished that you can't think quite straight. Claire greets you as you come into the kitchen and puts a plate of golden brown, buttery biscuits and a plate of ham on the table. Still wearing her apron, she looks at you expectedly, but doesn't say anything.You take this as your cue to begin eating, and you do so with gusto. As always, Claire's cooking is infuriatingly good. The biscuits are fluffy, but with a hint of moistness from the butter. As if she can sense what you want, she slides a jar of jam over to you and you begin to slather your food in it. Finished with the biscuits for a moment, you turn your attention to the meat and greedily bite into it. It's too good. It's really not fair that this good food comes attached to such a troublesome girl. Speaking of that girl, she hasn't been too talkative or pushy this morning. Though you hesitate to question it, it still strikes you as odd."...I am still quite satisfied from yesterday, Captain. While I can always go for 'seconds', I am completely sated at the moment."Well, that's...good, right? Right.Still you have an open day today, maybe you could try to amuse yourself for a change instead of working?>Go visit the Chief>Go kill time at the arcade>Stay home after all.
>>30319262>Go visit the Chief
>>30319262>>Go kill time at the arcadeVIDEO GAMESAlso do we not have any consoles or a PC? That's a little hard to believe.
>>30319262>>Go kill time at the arcade
>>30319262>Go kill time at the arcade.Give the plot hooks no quarter.
>>30319262>Go kill time at the arcadeTime to play vidya games.
>>30319308Captain has a PC and some very old consoles and games. Sometime during elementary you stopped buying those things.
>>30319262>Go kill time at the arcadeVIDJYA GAEMSFor once we have no one else to worry about, lets enjoy it, and style on some fools. maybe get some inspiration from Fightan games
>>30319262...I don't think that's the Real Claire.
>>30319364Are you saying Captain needs to look into some Bloody Roar?
>>30319367Bitches love headpats, she's satisfied for the time being.Though we could still smell her and see if anything has changed, it'd be pretty hard to fool our senses.
>>30319355It ain't a plot hook, it's an offer to develop a new ability.
>>30319367no, she's just implying that she was immensely sexually satisfied from being petted.
>>30319262We should probably try to keep claire sated.If she's this passive after a mere pat on the head, then we're not going to have to do much.
>>30319262>Go visit the ChiefMake sure she knows that what Claire captured couldn't possibly be the the same Diablos we fought.
>>30319262IT'S A FAKE CLAIREIT'S REALLY DIABLOSDIO DID A BAIT AND SWITCH
>>30319395Don't the broken hearts dudes have the ability to overwrite minds?
>>30319367be fair, we've never given her any positive reinforcement for good behavior before. And if this is the result, im all for it. Though hopefully she'll still be a little annoying otherwise the relationship will stagnate. And I get the feeling Captain is the type whos not happy unless he has something to be unhappy about.
>>30319391Thats EXACTLYwhat im saying!.
>>30319401Don't worry, I now know better than to let you guys completely skip learning new abilities. All of these are equally weighted.
>>30319409A pat probably won't be enough next time, she'll want something completely outrageous, like verbal praise coupled with a smile, I can't even begin to imagine what she's going to want next time.
>>30319421You thought your first headpat was with Claire, but it was me, Dio!
>writingTime for video games
>>30319530Which would be completely fine, if people weren't so focussed on roleplaying captain as a massive dick and ensuring he never gets any character development in the other way.
>>30319692Which is hilarious as we were literally told that character development is how we level ourself and gain new abilities.
>>30319781I am actually impressed by the overall commitment to the character archetype even after multiple mechanics have been explained to show that his personality is actually a hindrance to power gaming.
>>30319692>>30319781>>30319819you can't just character development you way out of having SPD, you know
>>30319262Lately, you've been feeling the urge to go back out to the arcade. Now's as good of a time as any to go have some fun. Claire takes off her apron and sets it aside, following you out the door without a word about your destination. You get the feeling that this might be a good day. --After a few hours of Magical Fairy Bullet Hell, you start to realize that Claire's been watching you more intensely than usual. While she hasn't touched or propasitioned you once, you feel like nothing you do even escapes her notice for a moment. It's making you feel awkward and you're not sure where to go from here. You turn around to see her leaning over the counter, simply staring at you. Now you know what's up. You didn't notice it before because you were just so happy with the silence, but the desire you feel from her is palpable. You almost feel naked, and immediately get up to go move to another game. Road Brawler. That'll be fun. Yeah, how about you forget about Claire raping you with her eyes and just go play Road Brawler?You select your normal character, Gaile, and get down to work. It's all in the timing, you know. Quarter circle back, strong jab forward. Hold down, then up. You've got this, no problem-"HERE COMES A NEW FIGHTER!"What?You peer over the arcade booth to see Claire on the opposite side. Did...did she actually challenge you?"I hope you don't mind, Captain. I wished to become invested in your interests and create memories with you. I'm new at this game so please don't be too disappointed by my performance."You're not sure how comfortable you feel about this, but what's done is done. If it's just playing a video game, it should be fine. It's not like she can molest you through the screen. Anyway, since it's her first time, you should...>Go easy on her. Everyone is new at some point.>Be ruthless. Only the strong survive.
>>30319867>>Be ruthless. Only the strong survive.
>>30319867>>Be ruthless. Only the strong survive.Claire go away. You're harshing our buzz.
>>30319867>Be ruthless. Only the strong survive.It's what I'd do, but I'm a competitive dirtbag.
>>30319867>Be ruthless. Only the strong survive.Syndromes, remember? She'll learn real quick.
>>30319867>Be ruthlessIt's what she wants.
>>30319867>Decide to play a single player game
What happens is she still beats us?
>>30319938We chalk it up to her bullshit syndromes and move on with our life?
>>30319938I'd already assumed that's what would happen.
>>30319938Then she has earned her victory. Thus are the rules of nature.
God damn guys we should her normal human affection once and she decides to do a normal human thing and attempting to grow closer by looking at our interests.... Eye raping aside I mean
>>30319969Rules of nature, you say?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZt11eC2L3E
>>30319969This. It's games man, it's how it goes.
Can we tell her to go away? I assume Captain wants to be by himself on his day off.
>>30320038It's too late. We've been challenged. Now we have to fight back. These are the rules of nature.
>>30319938>>30319957>>30319969If she wins, even if it is due to nuemann hax or something, I pre-vote the Captain is pleased with this development.
>>30320038After that headpat I doubt anything short of extreme violence will keep her away.
>>30320167Dammit. Fucking /tg/. Can't do anything right.
>>30320167>>30320177It's might be ok though>>30319970
>>30320167Stop kidding yourself, nothing could keep her away before the headpat either.
>>30320245This. Just because she's being more silent doesn't mean she's no longer an insane sex offender rapist.
>>30320267Claire doesn't condone rape. Love is important for any relationship.
>>30320453And the "love-pet" incident?
>>30319867You tell Claire to brace herself, because you're not going to hold back just because she's inexperienced. First to win ten matches is the victor."Of course. I don't want you to hold back just because it is my first time. Please, break me in."...You decide to just get the match started.--Eighteen matches later, she's already caught up to you. You just can't believe this. It's nine wins to nine wins, and Claire is already showing you techniques that took you years of practice to master. While she's been a terrific sport about all of this, you can't help but feel your pride has been somewhat wounded. You're having to bring out every single dirty trick and strategy you know just to break even with her, and in this last match, she's already got the advantage."I'm having a lot of fun, Captain. I wonder what I will choose for your penalty when I take this last win?"Wait? Penalty?"Yes, is that not customary, Captain? I think I may have you pet me just a bit more. Perhaps some place other than my head."You can't lose this game. There's no way you can let yourself lose here, but...damn it, Claire's just too good. Every single attack you throw gets countered, every special move gets parried. It's almost like she designed this game instead of just finding out about it. You need to be faster! If you were just a little faster, you could get past her defense.Your hands become a blur across the buttons and stick. You feel the gamebooth begin to buckle under the weight of your button presses. The screen begins to lag, your inputs are going in faster than the game allows. And then, you hit it. Just for a moment, you almost feel like you can see what Claire is going to do next. Your hands relax, and your frantic movements become more smooth.
>>30320453>Claire doesn't condone rape.
>>30320453Explain the tied up crying girl not two days past.
>>30320480That's right. She's going to throw a low punch. Then a fierce kick. All you need to do is parry once then jump.It was so simple. Why didn't you see it before?And then it's gone. In that moment, you follow through with your vision and swiftly end the match. You won. But just barely."Splendid, Captain. Simply splendid," Claire gives you a little applause. It's a little lame when only one person is clapping, "Your instincts for battle are truly impressive. Even in the world of games, you leave me absolutely breathless."If she's breathless, then she should shut up. Even so, her remark about instincts catches your attention. Is that what that foresight was? You feel like maybe you could get a better hang of it if you practiced with Claire more...but not today. You've already had enough."What shall you have of me? The penalty is all yours to decide, Captain. Ah. Except alone time. I'm sorry, but my duty to UGN prevents me from leaving you for long."Although she doesn't make any overt displays, you can sense what she really meant from that. You're not eager to exploit her, but a favor from Claire might prove useful. Maybe you should ask for...>A big steak dinner.>Time off your probation period.>...Just have her show up for more practice.
>>30320502>>Time off your probation period.Based
>>30320502>Time off your probation period.Always this choice.
>>30320502>Time off your probation period.
>>30320502>Time off your probation period.Not even a choice.
>>30320502>Don't molest me for a week.
>>30320502>...Just have her show up for more practice.
>>30320479>>30320483>>30320488>Some muthafuckas don't even pastebin.Paraphrased from her entry. Not saying it's true, just saying it's there.
>>30320488Maybe you should talk to Rin about that?Sometimes I forget to talk about these things in scenes. Please do remind me next time you wanna talk to Rin
Rolled 24 + 10>>30320502>...Just have her show up for more practice.
>>30320502>Time off your probation period.>inb4 she doesn't have the authority
>>30320502>Losing is it's own penalty.Aww, shorter probation time just seems mean, since it just comes off as 'I want to get away from you' when she is actually being her most tolerable, and I doubt she can get us anymore without reason.
>>30320679It's still the only choice worth anything.
>>30320502>>...Just have her show up for more practice.
>>30320502>>Time off your probation period.
>>30320705with a secondary vote of >...Just have her show up for more practice.>>30320502
Rolled 27 + 10>>30320706except for the foresight skill we could develop more
>counting, writingI think I know what won but gotta be sure
>>30320502>Time off your probation period.Weird how people are voting something NOT this. Since leaving these crazy fucks has been our goal from the very beginning.
>>30320762Claire probably doesn't have the authority, and the instinct thing seems interesting.
>>30320762but muh waifu
>>30320679>>30320795>implying she can't hack the systems
>>30320868>implying she wouldn't use that skill to increase her time with us
>>30320868not sure becoming a criminal (or soliciting criminal action) is the right way to get out from under the supergovernmental agency faster.
>>30320899It will only increase Captains hatred for her.
>>30320868>Implying that Chief doesn't arbitrarily add time to our probation in the hopes we'll just give in and sign up with her.
>>30320922>Which would give Captain a reason to punish that naughty girl Claire.Please think about who you're talking about for a second.
>>30320965I meant hate enough that he actually becomes more malicious to her than he is now.
>>30320502How about more time off this probation period? You're not sure how much Claire can do on her own, but surely there's some way she could contribute to that? "I understand, Captain."That's it? You imagined there'd be a bigger resistance to it than that. Claire does seem to be rather attached to you and--"It's no problem at all, Captain," Claire shakes her head and stands up, "I have already been filing all the time we spend together outside of class as Volunteer Hours. While these hours do not correlate directly to a shortened probation period, you will be considered first for any reduction in time."She's already been doing that this whole time? Why didn't she tell you."It was obvious you do not enjoy UGN duties. I decided that I should help speed you through the process. As you requested, I will begin reporting even more hours as Volunteer Hours."Won't she get in trouble for false reports? You're not sure about how strict the UGN is with their agents and all of this. It won't affect you either way, but you'd rather not be strapped with any guilt."Do not worry about this matter, Captain. I will handle all of this. You can simply concentrate on living your life."Well, you suppose that's that. You leave the arcade and stretch, meeting the noonday sun. You've still got the rest of the day ahead of you, no reason to turn in early. >Go see the Chief>Head home and relax>Maybe you should eat?
>>30320965Anons dont think, they only react irrationally
>>30320989>Maybe you should eat?
>>30320989>Go see the ChiefMay as well.
>>30320989Grub, lets eat
>>30320989If only she were better at expressing herself... I wonder what she'd be like if we could have got her away from Lunatic High sooner in her training
>>30320989>Go see the ChiefLETS INTERROGATING!
>>30320989>Go see the ChiefWhen Claire gets caught and replaced I wonder what we'll get stuck with next. I'm sure it'll be worse.
>>30320989>>Go see the Chief
[System Note: You can now play video games with Claire to hone your instincts. Do this enough and more abilities will unlock for both you and Claire.]
>>30321081Good to know.
>>30321081Does Mario Party count?
>>30321081Maybe we should pick up a console after the arc is done, then.
>>30321177PC or bust
>>30321170In this universe, there is only Weegee.
>>30321198>Fightan games>PCI guess we could play twitch shooters or emulate older games.
>>30321212It's called a LAN party you console pleb
>>30321221I haven't played a console game on an actual console in ages. I didn't mention a thing about not being able to play with other people.
>>30321199Weegee Party it is, then!
>>30321234That just makes you horribly out of touch then, no offense
>>30321257I didn't mean to suggest that the only games we could play were twitch shooters or emulated fighting games, just that those would be the most likely to improve our reflexes.
>>30321278Oh, I see, Statement retracted.I think a lot of shooters come down more on pattern memorization though?
>>30320989You decide you should go pay the Chief a visit. You want to know how the situation with Diablos is going; the fact that the Chief always serves you a delicious cake or scone with tea has nothing to do with your current desire to see her. None whatsoever. "A fine idea, Captain. The Chief has been meaning to chat with you as well."--The Chief does not look like she has been meaning to talk to you. She glares at you over her tea cup, cooly observing you without saying a word. Dead Maid, the strange ghost you recruited from Yamada Prep, pours you a cup of tea and serves you a slice of what looks like yellow cake. She also seems to be put a little on edge by the Chief's disposition. Eventually, the young lady sets down her cup and gives you a look of utter disgust."Well? What do you have to say for yourself? Are you sorry you attacked a known terrorist by yourself yesterday? Are you sorry you sent this entire branch into fits because you've been playing around, getting into fights for no reason? Have you reconsidered my most gracious offer? It doesn't get offered to just anyone, if you must know."You shake your head. You're here for the tea and cake. And Diablos. Right, mostly Diablos."...Fine then." The Chief swivels her chair, far too large for herself, and turns on monitor. You see Diablos weighed down by many different cables. Every now and again, she pulls against her bindings and activates the many shock collars placed all over her body. After a few moments of being cooked alive, she stops resisting and goes back to silently seething."Diablos remembers nothing. Even after Shining Void did a full interrogation on her, Diablos claims she has no idea about anything regarding the Renegade. Obviously all lies. Lies from murdering kidnapper," The Chief clenches her teeth. "So, did you want to speak to the beast yourself? Or is this just a personal visit?">Personal visit>Speak to Diablos
>>30321342>Speak to DiablosCan we just point out that we never went looking for Diablos? And that the 'Diablos' Claire defeated was not that one that we fought?
>>30321341For movement, yes, but you still have to be able to react pretty fast to kill someone.
>>30321342>>Speak to DiablosSO are you a boy or girl?
>>30321342>Speak to DiablosWell why the hell not?
>>30321363Might as well put it out there.
>>30321342>Speak to Diablos
Aww fuck.>Speak to Diablosand pretty much this>>30321363though perhaps couch our opinion of the 'Diablos' in more uncertain terms.
>>30321342The Chief nods to you and begins to lead you to the detention blocks. You travel down flight after flight of stairs, with each level being sectioned off by what appears to be a steel bulkhead. After ten such floors, you finally reach the area where Diablos is currently being kept. The girl is suspended by the cables in every direction. It's only now that you notice that she can't actually relax in any way without the bindings shocking her. In her mouth is a bar of solid metal, and you can see her fangs digging into it as you approach. She snarls, and her eyes become slitted, taking on a crimson color. The Chief opens the final door, letting you into a small area next to her cell. While you're still separated, you can speak to her here if you need to. You hear a buzzing sound, and the bit is let out of Diablos's mouth. She spits, then glares at you. She sniffs the air idly then tenses up."You...you smell like that bitch. Is she your woman or something? Who are you?"You really don't want to waste time on introductions. She should already know you, since you've beaten Diablos twice."Sure, I'm Diablos, but I don't remember losing to a lame-ass like you."Looks like the Chief wasn't making it up. Diablos recognized you on sight last time. It seems that the Diablos you drove off and the Diablos that Claire brought in might be different."Impossible," the Chief interrupts your thought, "This is Diablos, without a doubt. Not only does she match our syndrome profile, there is another indicator."
>>30321611The Chief snaps her fingers causing the cables to draw tight. On the side of Diablos's neck, you see two dark marks. "Five years ago, I fought Diablos myself. I bit the monster on the neck with everything I had in that fight and left a sample of my own blood to rest within him. That mark," The Chief lifts up a hand and you can see the skin on Diablos's neck move, "...still has my blood in it. There is no way it is not the very same Diablos.""I don't remember ever tangling with you, lady. You're crazy!""Then what were you doing here?""I...I don't know."The cables draw slack and the Chief walks away in disgust."You see, you will get nothing useful from this monster. It's best to leave it alone for now. We'll deal with it again after this business with the meet is finished."You get up and leave the room with the Chief. You're not sure to make of this "Diablos", but you know she won't be causing any trouble here. [END OF THREAD.Next time is the final thread of this arc. Hope you guys are still having fun.]
>>30321622Aw I wanted to talk more.
>>30321622Thanks for running DXR
Looks like we're dealing with multiple personalities or something similar.
>>30321647There will be more times to talk to Diablos. Now that she's restrained, any time you have free time in this or a future arc, you can go question her.
>>30321668More like mass-produced clones.
Make sure to check the setting documents tonight or tomorrow for a full transcription and update of all our new rules and any other changes. Some profiles will be altered as well.
Archive is up, and unless there are any pressing questions, I'm going to head off early.
>>30321622thanks for running!
>>30321701Rin is a crossbreed, but you only have Black Dog listed in the doc
>>30323492She's keeping her second syndrome a secret because she doesn't like it.
>>30323492intentional I believe, since Rin purposefully refrained from telling us her other strain. Like how Fallen Angel was all REDACTED before we finally saw her again.
>>30323529Then put a ??? instead of just listing it as only Black Dog.
>>30323587Alrighty, I'll do that to keep it clear.