Archive (Catch up on past threads): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Bloodline%20ProtectorTwitter (Get announcements for future threads): https://twitter.com/AnnelinKarkinosCharacter sheet: http://pastebin.com/LnnaqFf6Current theme will be posted in the email.You rise in the morning, dressing in your armor as usual to head down to the training area. Micheal is already there, practicing with Sarl. It's a long morning as you work through your own practice, your hand now second nature. You're not doing any special tricks with it. About halfway to noon, Sarl stops Micheal, dismissing him. His improvement, once wildly fast, has noticably slowed. He's only moderately more skilled than the average soldier now, but you're pleased nonetheless at the progress he's shown. He sits beside you, a book landing between you. "Took me ages to find it." he says with a grin, wiping sweat from his forehead and patting down his bare chest.>You can put your shirt back on, you know.>Thanks for the book. I'll read it when I've time.>Bring up the 'mistress' option.>Ask about... (writein)>Talk about... (Writein)>Writein
>>30734567>You can put your shirt back on>Read it to me
>>30734567>Thanks for the book. I'll read it when I've time.Ask him how negotiations with the Tou are going?And if he's seen the ambassador at all?
>>30734567>Thanks for the book. I'll read it when I've time.
>>30734567>Thanks for the book. I'll read it when I've time.>Talk about... (Writein)"So how long until the duel, now?"
>>30734567>You can put your shirt back on, you know.>Thanks for the book. I'll read it when I've time.>Bring up the 'mistress' option.
>>30734879Even though I do not mind the mistress potion, I do not think now is the right moment to bring it up.
>>30734914Ideally we wouldn't bring it up at all, and one of them would.
>>30734891dropped your trip Avalon
>>30734914I honestly cannot think of a way to bring it up which wouldn't just make Annelin sound desperate.
>no one suggested a massagecome on guys...
>>30734914>potionDammit, meant option
>>30734990We gotta wait for them to bring it up.
>>30735024And so our watch begins
>>30734990Because it is desperate. It should be a hit and run, then Monica makes a honest fool out of him.
>>30734891"Thanks." you pick it up. It's a lot smaller than you even expected. "I'll read it when I've time." you relax back, trying and failing to resist glancing at him. His thoughtful eyes haven't changed, and you bite your lip a little and look away. "So how are things with Tou?""He's writing notes to me." he says, "His writing and wordplay are cute and clever, but he's terrible at hiding things.""Things like...?""His nation is very weak. Newborn and vulnerable." he says, "They need even simple imports like food, and their primary export is their skilled specialists." he leans back. "They barely have a navy, their army is self-defense only, and their capital has very weak defenses. All told, they're waiting to get conquered. Father would have raised a fleet and sailed out to them in a few days.""What do you want to do?""...I'm not sure." he admits. "The duel is in a few months. I want to focus on that." he says, "I'm sorry if I neglect you or Monica. This is important.""I understand."He smiles a little smile, then hops to his feet. "Tou will be leaving today, which means we've another ambassador coming in.">From where?>Got a name?>Wanna spar?>Writein
>>30735127>Wanna spar.Let's see how he's improved.
>>30735127>From where?>Wanna spar?
>>30735127>From where?>Wanna spar?It's time to show some infighting. Se how much pressure he can take up close.
>Talking to girls causes misunderstandings with everyone>Every girl he meets wants his dick>Has to choose between multiple girls madly in love with him>Has daddy issues.Oh wow, the prince is an anime protagonist.
>>30735267We'd better hope not, since all anime protagonists pick the boring childhood friend.
>>30735289>Childhood friend>WinningWe got this shit in the bag, son.
>>30735267>>30735289Anime MCs are shit lovers anyway. They only get any because reasons and designated girl.
>>30735332Well, that's because if the anime gave the MC a personality beyond "spineless nice guy", it might be harder for the weebs to project themselves onto him.That said, Michael has actual personality traits and such, so I don't think he's really an anime protagonist, thank god.
>>30735379>Dense as star cores>Overeager, not quite hotblooded>Heir and power woesHe's half shonen-shoujo MC
>>30735473>Dense as star coresI'd debate that one, I mean he knew Monica was into him, he just didn't want to do anything about it until she admitted it to him.
>>30735322"From where?""Northern continent. Orcrin." he says. "Powerful people.""Hn. Want to spar?"He grins. "No equipment?" he asks, raising his fists and falling into a fighting stance so smoothly it almost makes you whistle, impressed.>No equipment? Sure. I'm wearing things under the armor. >Armor and practice weapons.>Writein
>>30735492If he was full MC, it'd be black hole density and know shit about it until the third season.
>>30735535>No equipment? Sure. I'm wearing things under the armor. or are we?
>>30735535>No equipment? Sure. I'm wearing things under the armor.
>>30735535>No equipment? Sure. I'm wearing things under the armor.Time to channel Igorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=R3OF1piGZoU#t=159
>>30735535>>No equipment? Sure. I'm wearing things under the armor.
...I only just realised something.We never got to use the lingerie we bought for when we started our fling with Teel....
>>30735630In the interests of fairness, we should avoid using our super strong robot hand.
>>30735645We will be prepared.
>>30735663indeed we will, although we might want to make sure they don't get motheaten before we use them on Mike
>>30735648We should use the silver hand. We need to practice and the King also has one.
>>30735630You grin, stripping down to shirt and pants, removing your mechanical hand and setting it aside. "One handed, Annelin? Really." "I'd hate to hurt you. It is made of metal, after all." "...Yeah, you're right." he grins. >Fight defensively - wait for him to move in. [Mind]>Rush in, break his guard! [Might]>[No magic option]>Writein - a roll type will be assigned.
>>30735707>Rush in, break his guard! [Might]Keep up the pressure, don't give him any breathing room
>>30735707>Rush in, break his guard! [Might]
>>30735707>Rush in, break his guard! [Might]Constant pressure with chance of Stun and chain
>>30735867>>30735887>>30735891Seems we were overconfident.
Rolled 3>>30735846>Attacking one handedWhat are we thinking?
>>30735985Even with our plus twenty bonus, we still lost.It seems pretty obvious that the dice are at low tide in this time period.
>>30735985Time to give Mikey some false confidence and get ourselves injured?
>>30736036Yeah it's not a sign of him improving, it's a sign of us not used to hand to hand combat where we only have one hand.
Rolled 64Oh god..emac uoy encewh morf nruter ecid tseuq wodahS
>>30735985>Sarl: "YOU HIT A CRIPPLE">Ann: "You actually did"
>>30735985You move in quickly, assaulting the Prince with a flurry of jabs and knees. You keep on him, pressuring him, forcing him in close and not allowing him to flee. The series of blows are not expertly blocked or even dodged. Your missing hand upsets the balance, sending your swings wide and your footwork askew just enough to allow him to easily slip away. Frustrated, you swing out a haymaker, and he pushes it away with practiced skill, pulling your arm to shift your momentum towards him. You barely manage half a swear before his fist is deep in your gut, making you stumble unsteadily as Micheal dances from foot to foot. "I think you're at a bigger handicap than you thought." he admits. "You want to put it back on?">No, I can still win. This isn't over.>Sure, if you're that confident.>No, I don't want to risk breaking bones.>Sure, it's only fair.
Rolled 75>>30736125>Sure, if you're that confident.and then we crit and kill him
>>30736125>No, I can still win. This isn't over.I need to practice fighting bare handed for whenever that ring catches me off guard.
>>30736125>No, I don't want to risk breaking bones.
Rolled 9>>30736125>No, I can still win. This isn't over.BRAWL, we aren't Mendoza
>>30736125>Nah, I ought to get used to fighting without it just in case I get caught with my arm off.
>>30736295>>30736219>>30736206>>30736161>>30736151"For one thing, I don't want to risk breaking your bones. For another, I can still win. It ain't over.""Good." he says as you rise, pushing away the pain. >Fight defensively, but stay in close. [Mind]>That was a fluke. Rush in again! [Might]>Writein - Roll type will be assigned.
Rolled 61>>30736592>Fight defensively, but stay in close. [Mind]
>>30736592>Fight defensively, but stay in close. [Mind]
>>30736592>>Fight defensively, but stay in close. [Mind]
>>30736592>Bait him>Wait for him to come close, one armed suplex.
Rolled 100>>30736706CRIPPLE FIGHT!
Rolled 59>>30736706>>30736720>>30736724well thats a good start
Rolled 84>>30736706Better be better
>>30736720>>30736724AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHoly shit, we just went full anime.Jesus Christ.
>>30736720>>30736724We accidently murder the prince... oops
Rolled 98>>30736706I think we need 1 more roll
>>30736720>>30736724>>30736754>>30736799Jesus Christ we just beat him to death with our stump.
>>30736775It's a good roll, so we don't murder him.Probably means we end up on top of him.
>>30736799>>30736720>>30736724Hahaha, the trifecta is complete
>>30736835Time to stop fucking around. You wait for him to finally attack, grinning as you see through it with ease. You lean in low, under the punch, then twist away from the follow-up knee. Your fist slams into his belly - into firm, firm abs - pushing him back.But you're not done. You catch his ankle with yours, making him fall back onto his posterior. One hand on his shoulder, you push him to the ground, straddling his waist. You stare up at one another, the rush of the fight pumping through you hard, your faces flushed, eyes wide at the sudden closeness. His muscles are firmer than you remember, hand unconsciously wandering down to his chest as you lean back, sitting on his waist. You smell him, a strong, masculine scent that sends a tingle down your spine as he stares up at you.>Writein
>>30737096"Looks like I've still got it.">A quick peck on his lips"And that's my reward for winning."
>>30737096"Really, ONE punch?"
>>30737160There are other people around...Whisper stuff in his ear."You're coming along nicely."
>>30737096seconding >>30737219 and then when we're somewhere more private >>30737160
>>30737096This >>30737204, followed by >>30737219.
>>30737681"Really? One punch." you grin and lean in close. Your heart races at the nearness, the heat of his body, the warmth of his skin. You can smell his sweat as you lean in close to his ear. "You're coming along nicely." you murmur, hand sliding over his abs as you stand up and hold out your hand to him. He rises, stammering out an excuse as he flees to his room. He really was quite flustered, as he runs past Karl, her chuckles as he flees past him.He walks in, handing you your hand. "Well done." he says, "I think that's the most embarrassed I've seen him yet." he stretches. "How are things?" he asks as you dress yourself.>Writein
>>30737912going decent enough, got used to the new hand, also got initiated into the church of Raev, hows things with you and Freth?
>>30737912>>30737160Still wanna do this, so after we answer can go catch up with him
>>30737912"Raev is still making eyes at me, that has to count for something"
>>30737957the moment is past already. let it go.
>>30737912"Things are going well for the most part. Michael is making real progress again, which is a relief, I joined Raev's church, which was an odd experience. Good, thankfully non-sexual, but intimate and enjoyable. And on the other hand I have an ex, probably The Ex, in town trying to be less of an asshole than usual. So a bit of a mixed bag but overall I'd say things are going pretty well.""So, how long do you think I have until the other shoe drops?"
>>30738073Please, no expository monologues.
>>30738073>trying to be less of an asshole than usualHe was actually fine both times, with no implications of past problems, just sexy memories
>>30738129Yeah if anything we were being a bitch, by just assuming he sucks for no reason.
>>30738320So we broke up with him because of low self esteem issues as per his story?
>>30738471It's highly likely, considering that even when the story started Annelin was kind of caught up on the past, and we broke up with him a few years before that.
>>30738539Huh, well then I guess we owe him an actual chance. Will adjust my thinking accordingly.
>>30738582At friendship perhaps, I've no interest in trying to hook Annelin back up with her ex.
>>30738471Teenager woes. He was seemed too fabulous and popular in comparison.
>>30738608Why not? He seems to care quite a bit for her.
>>30738688I just didn't much care for him is all.Not that I think he's a bad person, per say, just that I don't find him particularly compelling.
"Things are... As well as can be expected. I joined with Raev, the Prince is coming along nicely, and while things from my past have a nasty habit of showing up..."He nods."I, uh. I have to ask you a bit of advice." he admits. "I want to get Freth a gift. But... I'm not sure what. I would ask Rikard, but the woman is always around him and has the ears of a spyfinder." he says, "So...I was wondering if you had any ideas?" >Writein
>>30738779Do we know much about her? What sort of personality she has?
>>30738779"Does she like perfume?"
>>30738779Oh god we don't know shit about Freth
>>30738843She's a pretty timid and shy commoner who grew up in a community with lots of bird-people, right?>>30738779"Well a good default would be some sort of jewelry, but I think maybe she'd be more appreciative of some sort of new experience. Take her somewhere special, do something a commoner would never have imagined. The date you took me out on would probably do a lot more for her than it did for me."
>>30738779"Why don't you get pillows, something to keep in her room?"
>>30738779"This might just be because I spent a lot of time with Appals when I was young, but I'd suggest making her something with your own hands."
>>30738975"I think the best gift might be an experience she's never had." you say, smiling. "If you must, give her something you made yourself." you nod towards him gently. "Most importantly simply show you care."He nods, smiling. "Sorry, I don't know her very well. But the date we went on might be better for her than for me." "...Yes, that seems right." he says with a nod. "Thank you, Annelin." he says, scratching the back of his head. "If there's anything I can do?">Well, my ex has been bothering me lately.>Well, I was actually thinking of getting something or the prince, and you know him so well...>Well, I was wondering if you could teach me that massaging technique of yours?>Writein
>>30739348>Well, I was wondering if you could teach me that massaging technique of yours?
>>30739348>Writein"Make sure he doesn't overexert himself. Can't have his training wearing him down."
>>30739348>Well, I was actually thinking of getting something or the prince, and you know him so well...>Well, I was wondering if you could teach me that massaging technique of yours?
>>30739348>Well, I was actually thinking of getting something or the prince, and you know him so well...
>>30739411>>30739480Our gift to the prince is acquiring Karl's massage technique. It is a gift that will keep on giving for years to come.
>>30740104Sorry about the delay. Was handling paperwork BS for new job.>>30739381>>30739389>>30739397>>30739411>>30739480>>30739507>>30739540"Well, I was wondering if you could teach that massaging technique?" "Ah." he goes a little flush at that. "Well. Sure I can!" he brightens up. "You did join the church of Raev, after all, so... We'll schedule a time later.""I was also wondering about a gift...""A book. Would you like to go get one with me? His birthday marches close. About four days from now, so..." >Wait, really!? He never told me!>Oh god, will there be a formal party? >Fantastic, that's a great opportunity.>Writein
>>30740177>Wait, really!? He never told me!>Oh god, will there be a formal party? I can't fucking dance!
>>30740177>Oh Raev, will there be a formal party?
>>30740177>Panic>Four days?! Why didn't anyone tell me?!?!
>>30740177>Fantastic, that's a great opportunity.Not like we're going to publicly give it to him, so fine.
>>30740177>Wait, really!? He never told me!>Oh god, will there be a formal party? "If there's a party there's going to be a multitude of guests and a lot of busy people setting things up. It'd be easy for an assassin to get in either as a guest or as part of the staff, this could be troublesome."
>>30740477"P-parties are huge security risks." you say, "I mean, the last time the prince was in trouble-" "We have that under control. It will be a small, informal celebration held within the main hall late at night. The guest list will be tiny. The celebration for the prince coming of age will take place just after the duel."You let out a sigh of relief. Which is short lived. "Still! There'll be dancing and... And, oh, Raev, why didn't anyone tell me! I hardly am prepared." "I can help." Monica says, just behind you. "If you can trust me.""We can take her along and get the gift at the same time you get your dress." Karl says. "That way, we can prevent duplicate gifts.">That sounds fantastic. >I'm not sure if I can trust her.>I'd rather just go with you, Karl.>Sure, why not.>Writein
>>30740574>That sounds fantastic.I like Monica
>>30740624Say this>>30740625Think this
>>30740574>>Sure, why not.
>>30740624Well, she was possessed by a male seducer demon, so she's bi and pretty open to open relationships now and has a small hero crush on us. What's not to like?
>>30740574>That sounds fantastic.
>>30740574Oh, just a reminder to ask Karl who we need to talk to to finally get our room soundproofed.
>>30740746We really shouldn't ask that right now.
>>30740574>>That sounds fantastic.
>>30740574>That sounds fantastic. No matter how Micheal's marital status works out we're going to be spending a fair bit of time with Monica in the future, we may as well try to become friends.Besides, she helped us with lingerie in the past, she's good at this sort of thing, and we really aren't.
>>30740837>>30740795>>30740723>>30740624"That sounds fantastic, Monica." She smiles happily. "Fantastic! I know just the person to help." she says with a smile and a spring in her step. Karl nods, and together you go.>Dress first.>Gift first.
>>30740897>Gift first.Let's get this dealt with first, and chat with Monica while we're doing this, get to know her better. And by doing the dress last we might be able to get some time alone with Monica to talk. I think it will work out better to talk to Monica about the Mistress idea before we bring it up with Micheal.
>>30740998>I think it will work out better to talk to Monica about the Mistress idea before we bring it up with Micheal.Do people still actually want this?I just find the whole idea kind of weird and unpleasant.
>>30740998Give them a chance at being coupley first. If it comes down to it, we hit and run, because everyone knows how much pull the lewd has.
>>30741035I do not want to be a mistress. I want to be a friend and occasional lover without the burdens and administrative responsibility of running a country. My idea is we bang Michael when we're around and he's up for it, but Monica can deal with bearing the kids and living the boring domestic life.
>>30741035Yes.Annelin doesn't seem to have any interest in being Queen, and Monica is far better suited for the position. We still get to be Micheal's lover and guard without anything like frilly dresses and diplomatic relations getting in the way. And all the parties involved get what they want instead of either Annelin or Monica losing out on something they both want. Besides, Monica seems nice, and we both truly care for Micheal, why make Micheal choose? >>30741142You pretty much just described what us being his mistress would be like, we'd be his friend, guardian, and lover, we'd get to avoid the responsibilities of rulership, and the children thing is up to us rather than being necessary to produce an heir. It's not like we're going to be shouting on the rooftops that we're his mistress, it'll be a small private thing between us, Micheal, and Monica.
>>30741307>It's not like we're going to be shouting on the rooftops that we're his mistress, it'll be a small private thing between us, Micheal, and Monica.I'm fairly certain we'd be the focal point of all manner of nasty rumors no matter how private we try to keep it.
>>30740998>>30740951>>30740912>>30740909You all head to a bookstore, and Karl browses with you. Deep in thought, you wander down the aisles, and three titles call out to you:>Lost Among Locks: A high-stakes story of intrigue in the City-State of Salagan! >Wild Wind, Wilder Women: A series of short stories. Adults only.>Eyes On Angry Minds' Treatise on Economy and Crime - a Study of CorrelationsYou raise your eyebrows, thoughtful. Which one...
>>30741142>I do not want to be a mistress.>I just want to do everything Anelin would do as a mistress
>>30741307True, but I wanted the flexibility to have fun with other people as well. Being his mistress would rule that out.
>>30741307>why make Micheal choose?I'd say growing up. We're here to get him through to kingship. Hell, everyone with a name in the castle is.
>>30741398>Lost Among Locks: A high-stakes story of intrigue in the City-State of Salagan!or>Wild Wind, Wilder Women: A series of short stories. Adults only.Leaning on the former
>>30741398>Lost Among LocksFor Michael>Wild Wind, Wilder WomenFor us.
>>30741398>Lost Among Locks: A high-stakes story of intrigue in the City-State of Salagan!this makes a good birthday present>Wild Wind, Wilder Women: A series of short stories. Adults only.this is for personal use, or for giving him after the party
>>30741398>Lost Among LocksThis is fine>Wild Wind, Wilder WomenI think Raev and Rikard could get a chuckle out of this one form us
>>30741398fuckit>Lost Among Locks: A high-stakes story of intrigue in the City-State of Salagan! >Wild Wind, Wilder Women: A series of short stories. Adults only.>Eyes On Angry Minds' Treatise on Economy and Crime - a Study of Correlationsget all of them
>>30741397We'll be the focal point of rumors even if we don't. And why should we care about court gossip?>>30741438That doesn't make any sense. Having a wife instead of a wife and mistress doesn't make you more grownup or kingly. And while kings do sometimes have to make hard decisions, this doesn't have to be one of them, it can be one of the ones where everyone involved gets what they want.
>>30741739>Having a wife instead of a wife and mistress doesn't make you more grownup or kinglyYep, and in histories case (might not be totally relevant to this setting), but having more mistresses usually made them more kingly, it allowed them to have relationships with those they chose to, love and sleep with whoever they wanted to, all while strengthening the realm and bloodline and bringing neighboring and allied nations closer together
>>30741878>mistresses>strengtheningIt was GoT and Mean Girls bashed together
>>30741878until the mistress killed the wife to try and become queen
>>30741506>>30741483>>30741452>>30741443Confirming: Do you want to buy Wild Wind for yourself, or as a private gift?
>>30741999but we'd be the mistress, so why the fuck would we do that?
>>30742019For Ann. Let's see if we relate or not as a Raev initiate.
>>30742019For ourself. We just might lend it out later.
>>30742019Let's get it for ourself, and if we like it we can lend it to Micheal or read some of the short stories to him personally, maybe during a massage.
>>30742019It's for us. A girls got needs and Michael isn't confident enough to take care of those, yet.
>>30742278You select Lost Among Locks, then, looking around, Wild Wind. You smile as you pay for them, having Micheal's gift wrapped while Karl talks to you about what he got - some scholarly book on currency and psychology. Monica got a book regarding the letters sent home from the Central War, one of the major conflicts for living space between Men and Critter. When you finally turn back from the conversation, you're handed two wrapped packages. Wait a second.You almost raise your voice when the girl leaves. Karl takes one of them and puts it in his bag. >[Raev] Don't speak up. If you're lucky, everything will be fine. If not, well, it'll be funny anyway! And the Prince will learn a thing or two about negotiating his way out of an embarrassing situation.>Speak up, now!
>>30742394>Listen to Raev!
>>30742394>[Raev] Don't speak up. If you're lucky, everything will be fine. If not, well, it'll be funny anyway! And the Prince will learn a thing or two about negotiating his way out of an embarrassing situation.Hmmm, intereseting
>>30742394>[Raev] Don't speak up. If you're lucky, everything will be fine. If not, well, it'll be funny anyway! And the Prince will learn a thing or two about negotiating his way out of an embarrassing situation.
>>30742394>Speak up, now!"One of those is mine, I'll need to check at the castle before wrapping"
>>30742394Raev, we're trusting you on this one-please don't do anything crazy just for the lulz
>[Raev] Don't speak up. If you're lucky, everything will be fine. If not, well, it'll be funny anyway! And the Prince will learn a thing or two about negotiating his way out of an embarrassing situation.We didn't get baptized or whatever for nothing
>>30742394>These promptsIt's like you're not even trying, now
>>30742454We give him both with a note saying "From Annelin and a Friend!"
>>30742394>Speak up!We needed one of those for recreational purposes!
>>30742815You relax. Raev wouldn't want you to show shame about your purchase, after all - and a joke gift followed by a real one can be a wonderful way to grow a little closer. You nod to yourself as Karl dismisses himself with the gifts, leaving you and Monica alone."Well then." she says, "About your dress. I actually am quite prepared.""Wait, what?""Well, I knew this was coming. And... Your wardrobe isn't the best. So I had some prepared. There's three." she says, "A red one, a white one, and a green one.">Writein
>>30742936Test all of them, then take the one we can actually move in.
>>30742936"Oh, you shouldn't have... Thank you."
>>30742936seconding >>30742982 & >>30742969
>>30742936"Thank you Monica. I'm far more accustomed to wearing steel than silk and I appreciate the help.I can still move around properly in these dresses, right?"I think a green dress would be nice on Annelin.
>>30742982>>30742969>>30743151"Oh, you... You shouldn't have." you manage. "I just... I hardly know what to say." You make your way between the stores, and you learn a bit more about her on the way. She had from a young age been raised only by her father. Micheal and her met in a grand ball, and the two connected as friends quickly. Micheal also saved her, with Ja'al's help, from several rather abusive fiancees, and Monica taught him and supported him in his mother's absence. She speaks so highly of him, and with such regard, that you can feel the love in her heart.Of all of them, the red, somewhat provocatively cut one is the easiest to move in. It's not poofy, in fact, it clings to you quite a lot. A long cut up one leg, and a low cut on the breasts..."It really emphasizes your better features." she admits. "Your skin is exotic and interesting, and your bust is... substantial." she manages. "You also are quite fit as well..." The other two are more conservatively cut, and you've always liked the color green. The white one is the most conservative of the lot, coming up to your neck."Further, this red one is made by a new man to the trade. By wearing it you'll show some support to him." >I like the red one.>I like the white one.>I like the green one.
>>30743633>I like the red one."Really Monica-thank you. I'll find out some way to repay you for this, I swear"
>>30743633>I like the red oneWe just need help with a pashmina and we won't be too scandalous for a private ceremony.
>>30743633>I like the red one."I'm not sure how I can repay you, but I'll figure something out."
>>30743633>I like the red one.But mention that green is our favorite color.
>>30743633>I like the red one.the colour can hide the blood we will inevitably spill on itAlso we should probably broach the subject of mistress' to Monica soon
>>30743633Hmm, is the red one well made enough to withstand vigorous activity (running, vaulting over guests and tables, fighting, whatnot?) and can it be secured well enough so we don't have to worry about any...wardrobe defects?
>>30743633>I like the red one.It shows off Annelin's best features and it doesn't get in the way of movement. It helping a guy out is just frosting. Also, in case we have to kill someone it won't show bloodstains. Thank Monica for her help, tell her we'd like to repay her somehow and if she needs our help to not be afraid to ask.Mention that we like the color green and ask about jewelry, if we're supposed to wear that to parties like this. I think some silver jewelry with emeralds would look good on Annelin.We've been asking about her recently so try to tell her some about ourself so she can get to know us better, stories of our Arena days are always good for this.And I'd like to bring up the mistress thing at some point, preferably on this outing.
>>30743889>I think some silver jewelry with emeralds would look good on Annelin.Not with a red dress.
>>30743860In this Quest, prob not.>>30743889laroussemaster
>>30743889>>30743787>>30743753>>30743717>>30743715>>30743676"I like this one." you say with a smile as you move to change out of it and into your armor. "What about jewelery?""Silver would be best, I think. A necklace, perhaps... Is that all we needed to do today?">There's another thing I wanted to ask about. [Mistress Option]>There's something else I wanted to ask. (Writein)>So what'd you get him?>What will you be wearing?>Writein
>>30743889We owe her Three quality massages.
>>30744113>Writeinlooks like it, thanks a lot
>>30744113>Write in...I might need new underwear to go with this getup.
>>30744113>>There's another thing I wanted to ask about. [Mistress Option]and seconding >>30744114
>>30744113>So what'd you get him?>There's something else I wanted to ask. (Writein)"Is he giving in already, or is he still avoiding intimacy? It's a little worrying, really, how easily he loses it"
>>30744113Mention Sharing Micheal
>>30744113>There's another thing I wanted to ask about. [Mistress Option]"Well... There is something that has been on my mind ever since you confronted me about Michael. I know this may sound a bit foreward, but I want you to understand that this is something I've been seriously considering and I will not press this any further if you disagree to it. What if I were to become Michaels mistress? You will be a better Queen for this country than me, we both know it, but we both genuinely care about Michael and that way we can both find a place at his side."
>>30744113Do not bring up the mistress thing, we just talked about how that seems desperate at this point.
>>30744114>>30744205These seem good.If the mistress thing is gonna work, we need to really.ease into it, and be stalemated with her.
>>30744113>There's another thing I wanted to ask about. [Mistress Option]"Monica, I'm not entirely sure how to put this, and I haven't talked to Micheal about it yet.It's clear to me that you'd make a good Queen, a far better Queen than I would be. And I don't really want to be Queen, it doesn't suit me and might interfere in guarding him.So, what if Micheal marries you and takes me as his mistress? He cares deeply for both of us, and we both love him and want to be at his side."
>>30744704>>30744328Don't start with a speech. At least bring it up casually, maybe segue into it in a conversation.This is yelling at Michael all over again.
>>30744656"I might need new underwear..." you grumble, then take a deep breath. "Well...""Yes?""There's been something on my mind since you talked to me about Micheal." you say quietly. "I, uhm. I've been thinking about it for a while, seriously. And...""A-and?" "And... What if we shared him?" "...what?" "It's clear to me you'll be a better queen, and... I don't want to be queen. I want to guard him. It doesn't suit me to be queen."She frowns. "That... No." she says quietly. "I understand what you're trying to do, really. But... Mistresses were there to please the king, in case he found no warmth with his queen. And... If she happened to be barren..." he sighs. "We both care for Micheal." she says, "And we both care about the kingdom. We both want him, we both desire him. Both of us cannot love him, Annelin. Even if..." she bites her lip, and shakes her head."If what?""There is some precedence. But it wouldn't work with us.">Why not?!>Let me guess, the girls loved each other.>Are you sure, Monica?>This isn't fair...>Writein
>>30745058>Let me guess, the girls loved each other.
>>30745058>Let me guess, the girls loved each other.ah, the good old menage à trois
>>30745058>>Why not?>>Let me guess, the girls loved each other.>>Are you sure, Monica?>>This isn't fair...less exacerbation and outrage and more reason
>>30745058>Why not?She might have a good reason. Maybe.
>>30745058"Fair enough, I suppose. I'm just glad you didn't slap me for saying something outrageous."
>>30745124It's because while we don't love Monica while she might kind of love us.Damn our heterosexuality, the one time being bi would have worked out for us.
>>30745058>Let me guess, the girls loved each other.>Writein"Well..."Blush It's finally arrived, the moment of f/u/ll
>>30745169who says we can't grow to love her, or get Raev to magic it so?
>>30745169You can love someone without being sexually attracted to them, anon.
>>30745058>Writein"If it isn't to be, then it isn't. Raev told me to not worry much about failure"
>>30745201 her prayers to raev makes us grow a dick.
>>30745228/d/on't do/u/bt it
>>30745189If we couldn't do it for the goddess of /u/ herself, then we're not doing it for Monica.>>30745214P much.
>>30745058well I was hoping we could all be happy, but DRAMA must prevail...
>>30745272Come on, it's never late to go full threesome because now it's the prince's harem power activating our /u/
>Then so be it.Really, we had ought to thank her for helping us as much as she has.
>>30745228>Michael is completely okay with this>Prays to Raev>Monica grows a dick also
>>30745313>>30745289Play your cards right, and we get one more notch in our record before the duel.
>>30745313I honestly and truthfully hope it goes that way anon, consenting adults in an open, loving and accepting relationship is my fetish...
>>30745377Hoping it goes this way too
>>30745284"Let me guess - we don't love each other." you say."Yes. Once there was two queens, though legally they were the same individual. Twins. While it was in another nation, it's the one we took many of our laws of succession and rule from. The girls loved one another, romantically,"You blink. "It's complicated. But, the only way for one of these relationships to work is for everyone to love everyone. If they don't, then... bad things happen. Were he just another Earl or Knight, and us mere commoners, I would be happy to try, but..."She sighs. "I do not wish to threaten civil war with my own fickle heart. I'm sorry.">Writein
>>30745420"You know, now would be a great time to tell you about the two books I bought. Just a heads up..."
>>30745420"Not even willing to try, to test the waters and see if it could work?"
>>30745420"It's probably for the best. My heart isn't stable enough as I'd like it to be anyway. Thanks for even considering it."
>"Say no more. Thanks."
>>30745420"You might have heard, but I recently became inducted into the church of Raev, and it has helped give me a new perspective on things, who's to say we couldn't try and make it work?
>>30745420"Don't worry about it, I understand."Amazing how few posters remember that Annelin is comfortable in her heterosexuality and simply not attracted to Monica.
>>30745420"yeah, i don't think i could handle it either after all.."twincest ftw also if we were to try with a girl, Gina already called dibs
>>30745557>new perspective on thingsIt was explicitly stated that our perspective hadn't changed...but ok whatever.
>>30745562I remember perfectly well, I'm just tired of the DRAMA and want it over with, and that seemed like the best solution to me
>>30745557>>30745487>>30745478I vote for the options willing to try
>>30745651>>30745611Hell no.What we learned from Raev is that if anything, if we do lose Michael we shouldn't let it be the end of the world and bitch about NTR.We put it behind us and enter the dating scene again.That's how you stop drama.
>>30745651I'm the books dialogue. My vote is not to try, but to avoid an more awkwardness on her.
>>30745711this. or just snap and go full yandere
>>30745420"I think I understand what you're trying to say Monica, but I think it's too early to give up on the three of us being happy together.I don't think civil war is that likely, I don't want to be that publicly known, and I don't plan on having children which would split the succession, I'd prefer being an Aunt to a Mother anyways, spending months pregnant and unable to properly fight does not appeal to me. How do you feel about me personally? Just so I know where I stand."
>>30745420"Probably for the best, since, to be honest, I'm not sure of my own ability to handle something like that. With Teel, I wasn't able to manage one of those "hot" relationships the Dra speak of.
>>30745711By willing to try I meant "willing to try and be romantically involved with Monica"
>>30745748Eh, we might not want that now, but what about in five or ten years?We're not getting any younger.
>>30745748Dude, good intentions won't avoid rumours, factions and infighting from nobility, the mixed population and foreign interests
>>30745815This is one of those situations where "there is no try, only do" and we can't.If, when stripped of all our shame and clothes, our response to seeing the goddess of lesbians was to ask her to help make a pillow fort, then we are straight as the stick up Law's ass.
>>30745844Yeah rumors are a big problem, considering that Michael has big changes planned, he can't afford any scandalous things like that.Just don't get too obsessed with seeing Michael as a prize we're entitled to.
>>30745881We're not Law, because fucking rod.We're not Raev, because beef.We're not Fool, because why?How many gods does that leave us? Is Coyo into greek physicality?
>>30745925>Just don't get too obsessed with seeing Michael as a prize we're entitled to.After dealing with Teel and Karl and Mike then Monica pops up in our face, its kind of hard not to
>>30745974Just bang with Monica already and fuck this gay shit
Numbered Vote.Remember that being willing to experiment does not mean being successful. This is a risk, just as any other decision will be. Those willing to experiment with Monica and Micheal, link this post and put a 1 on the next line.Those who wish to remain straight, link this post and put a 2 on the next line.VOTE BEGINS WITH MY NEXT POSTS, AND ENDS FIVE MINUTES FROM ITS TIME STAMP.PREPARE YOUR POSTS NOW.
>>30745974Except Michael isn't the last attractive and physically fit single man in the world.There are other fish in the sea, not even counting our Ex.
>>30745881HEY!PILLOW FORTS ARE FORBIDDEN LOVE TOO
>>30746024You can cheat this by using certain characters. which is what I did
>>30746193You can cheat the minute post ban? I'd be interested in learning how.
>>30746255Forgot your trip. As a fellow QM, my advice is to stick to one thread when questing.
>>30746255well there goes my hope of the DRAMA not enveloping this quest...
>>30746288Let me rephrase, is there a way to again post within a minute of posting? I can't tell you how many times I take a long time writing something and post it only to find there's now a vote in progress and get caught up in multiple failed captchas and early posts trying to sneak in under the time limit. It would be nice to have one less thing to worry about.
>>30746342There can only be one waifu and it is us.
>>30746383Now we just have to find a husbando actually worthy of our affections.
>>30746342Door's over there if you're not having any fucking fun.
>>30746342There's only drama if we let there be drama.We can be cool about it, if we remember what Raev and Rikard said about not letting failure consume us, and there being other penises in the dick ocean.
>>30746458alt 0144So yeah, invisible characters son.
>>30746503Reading enough manga?
>>30746375See >>30746503>>30746579There's actually 81 tabs open at the moment
>>30746255"I'm sorry too." you say. She smiles at you and hugs you. "It's entirely possible for nations to commit proxy-based trade agreements while in open war, and it's totally normal for embargoed countries to have open talks with...""...""Sorry. We may not be able to share Mike, but we can still be friends." she says with a smile. Relief takes you, and you smile at her as she leads you along to buy pretty silver jewelery, even a silver raven's feather, which you hang about your neck. "So..." she says. "Is Micheal getting stronger?">Writein>It is noted that there is only one event of significance between now and the birthday. Would you like to skip to that event, then to the birthday, after this update?
>>30746634>We may not be able to share Mikeselfish bitch>>30746634slowly, but yes he is
>Skipping No thank you. Drag this out
>>30746634I can confirm his abs have gotten firmer but nothing more
>>30746681Not her fault, it's the players.Come the fuck on you just had the chance, why did y'all choose to 'tard it up'?
>>30746721No sharing Mike. All or nothing. Prince or bust.
>>30746634He's getting better but I still worry for him
>>30746721I've honestly no idea anon, although the anon who was using invisible character to cheat and rig the vote didn't help matters
>>30746721>Come the fuck on you just had the chance, why did y'all choose to 'tard it up'?Because Annelin isn't bi and it wouldn't work.
>>30746634"He's steadily improving, and is far stronger than he was when we started. And thankfully the terms of the duel work in his favor.">>30746681That one isn't her fault, we could've tried for it, but people didn't vote that way, and there was the one guy who samefagged it up.
>>30746757>sharing mikeThe option was about "hey do you want to get the Prince AND the future Queen?"
>>30746634"Come watch him, he needs all the motivation possible"Also, warn her about the books.>no skipShould we go to the Temple and sleep on our raven plush?
>>30746787That's up for the players to decide really.
>>30746787it could have if we tried and you didn't have a cunt cheating the vote
>>30746634I'm fine with skipping after this.>>30746787Maybe it would've, maybe it wouldn't have, but we could have at least tried for the ending where everyone got what they wanted.
>>30746792The other guy got it right:use invisible chars to cheat the waiting timeuse proxies to skip the waiting timeIt's possible to machinegunpost this way
>>30746829apparently its not, and its up to the faggot who had to rig the vote by cheatingso thanks for that faggot, well done ruining the quest, I'm out.
>>30746814RULES OF... fuck it
>>30746829>>30746837>>30746850No, it wouldn't have worked, Annelin has predefined character traits and one of them is that she's heterosexual.
Well with that faggots admission of cheating, and proof of it, this just all feels massively hollow and depressing.
>>30746874you keep saying that and yet your side samefagged just to avoid the possibility of that theory being tested
>>30746884We've been behind every major decision, dude.
>>30746911One guy samefagged, not me, and given the turnout for 1 (a whole 3 votes), it probably wouldn't have won anyway.
>>30746884You cannot defeat the Anti-/u/
>>30746757>>30746814I voted 2 but I think you're kind of a shit.Michael isn't the end-all be-all. The quest isn't over if we don't marry him, don't take it so seriously.
>>30746941you say that, and yet you can cheat the system at least 5 times within the time limit
>>30746947The quest is over if we don't get that superior bloodline. It's in the title.
>>307469415 minutes without proxies but using the special characters is enough to vote 5 times. With 2 proxies that's upped to 13 times (assuming he isn't capable of doing 5 votes on all of them)2 had 9 votes...
>>30746924congrats on being the next hitler then cunt
>>30746960We're a bloodline protector. That means, if anything, we don't want to dilute it with our commoner genes.
>>30746960>Superior bloodline>Mortal bloodlineI think you're chasing the wrong bloodline anon.
>>30746634"He's getting stronger, slowly. The terms of the duel are in his favour, thankfully... And he's a much stronger and smarter man than he was when we met."She nods, in thought as you arrive at the palace. A powerful man stands in the meeting hall, bowing at the waist. He wears no shirt, his flesh a pale, pale blueish grey, his muscles dense and powerful. From the waist down, he wears colorful robes covered in jangling trinkets, his eyes solid gold in color. He is bald, making his strong, stern face even more so, and scars pepper him from head to waist. ++Ah. This must be Annelin.You jump. That smooth, strong voice was /in your head!/You walk up, blinking. ++Apologies. We are a people without vocal cords. My name is Annal, and I am the ambassador. >Writein
>>30746986>>30746997Have you seen our abs? We can do nothing but make this Bloodline better
>>30746950>>30746974I only voted once, there was that samefag, and I've seen dissent among other people voting for 2, so that's at least three people voting for 2. You lost, get over it.
>>30747006>Bow respectfully and introduce ourself.
>>30747006oh joy, another pile of abs to droll over uncontrollably...
>>30747006"nice to meet you, Annal, you were right about thati guess you're here for the prince, right?"then just go find him
>>30747006Is his name supposed to be one letter from anal?
>>30747006"An honor, I am Annelin Karkinos. The kingdom is never dull with our guests"
>>30747006Guess what kind of sex Annal is into
>>30747008Strange women with washboard abs, distributing beatings is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives form a mandate from the masses, not some farcical sparring match.I mean if I went round saying I was king just because some chiseled bint beat the snot out of me, they'd put me away!
>>30747006Bow in return, it's polite."It's an honor to meet you. I am Annelin Karkinos, protector of the Royal Bloodline.My apologies if this is rude, but I've never seen any of your kind before, where do you hail from?"
>>30747152>I mean if I went round saying I was king just because some chiseled bint beat the snot out of me, they'd put me away!Thats how we ended up with our real kings...
You bow. "Annelin Karkinos, Bloodline Protector. Apologies if this is rude, but from whence do you hail?"++The Northern lands.| he states, |It is a rather unkind place, with constant, freezing winds. We aim to trade for warm furs and firestones.Ah... Creations of mages. Stones that, when held, regulate your body temperature. Handy for fevers. |In return, we offer gold and gems of fine cut and make."They are quite fine, and the gold is of wonderful quality." Micheal says happily. "The only question is the quality and amount of furs, Annal." he nods, seating himself - though he floats in the air somewhat while doing so, and you swear you see hands press and leave prints on the floor when he does. The two of them discuss matters for some time.>Eye the eye candy.>Relax into Guarding again. This discussion need not interest you.>Wait for the deal to be concluded, then ask Annal more questions.>Writein
>>30747393>Relax into Guarding again. This discussion need not interest you.
>>30747393>Relax into Guarding again. This discussion need not interest you.Not like we can't follow loud thoughts.>WriteinIs Gina or Jaal here? It has been some time.
>>30747393>>Relax into Guarding again. This discussion need not interest you.
>>30747393We can only hear half the conversation right?Wonder how strong Annal's telepathic powers are, try to resist ogling him or imagining him saying funny things that match up to Michael's responses.
>>30747420>>30747466>>30747495>>30747496>>30747504>>30747517Time passes, and the two shake hands."Glad to have met like this, Annal." Micheal says happily. "Would you like to stay for a time?"++Certainly! It is a wonder to see such architecture and art. Truly, a shining gem of the Central Continent and its many peoples.He smiles and nods. | Please excuse me to my quarters.He walks off and Micheal sighs. "Well, that went well." he says, stretching. >I should talk to Micheal about... (Writein>I should see Ja'al about... (Writein>I should read that book.>I should get some rest.>Writein
>>30747963>I should talk to Micheal about..."So, birthday coming up?"
>>30747963>I should read that book.
>>30747963>I should see Ja'al about... (Writein)Everything really. The arm, his research, is Gina being reasonable.>I should read that book.Night time reading
>>30747963>I should talk to Michael"So, I hear someone's birthday is in a few days."
>>30748117>>30748209>>30747990"So, a birthday coming up.""Oh, I'm sorry." he groans. "I always forget to tell people. But Karl did, right?"You nod. "Good, good. And I'm sure you got everything you need." he says. "It's getting a bit late. I'm heading to bed... Anything you need before I go?"
>>30748511Nah, we good.I feel a bit fatigued as well.
>>30748511Nothing, unless you'll let me spend the night?
>>30748511>Is this writein? I feel Pavlov'd"Hope it is a happy birthday. Spare the treaties this time"
>>30748511"Nothing my lord. Best get some rest before the next round of training."
>>30748725>>30748665"No, have a nice night.""Thank you." he bows a little, stretching as you both go to bed. ===END OF THREAD===Sorry for the lackluster thread today. Things have been pretty crazy.
>>30748857That's fine, glad you were able to run anyway.
>>30748857No worries. It was fun and we covered a descent amount of ground with Monica, though I was hoping we could rope her into another underwear shopping session.
>>30748857It's okay. I figured it out when you offered the skip.Good luck working.
>>30748857Night, shame that the mistress plan got dropped, but that's life I suppose.