>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=iM%40S+Fantasy+Quest>Inventory & other info: http://pastebin.com/88DNhJrpToday looks to be a pretty slow day for the 765 Professionals adventurers' guild, judging by the lack of activity around the guildhall. Everyone's here today, and for the most part they're all just relaxing and killing time. A few of the girls are out in the training yard, but rather than any sort of serious training it looks more like they're out there to watch Makoto and Makochii test their strength against each other. Except for Chihaya, who is apparently practicing her singing at the far end of the training yard. It's not an especially big yard, so her voice carries in through the window pretty clearly, its sweet tones complementing the relaxed mood pervading the guildhall. The thought crosses your mind that perhaps her singing might actually be in part responsible for the easygoing atmosphere -- she is a spellsinger, after all. But then again, you imagine she probably wouldn't be allowed to practice there if her songs were going to impact the rest of the guild.But for adventurers, an easygoing day like this isn't at all unheard of. In fact, it's not uncommon for adventurers to go whole weeks between quests. Adventuring tends to pay well enough that you can get away with only sporadic work, and frankly it's tough enough that downtime is greatly needed to refresh and recover. You're certainly relishing the opportunity now.
>>30858558But of course, just because there are no quests to be undertaken doesn't mean there's no work to be done. It just means that only a few people in the guild will be doing it.Unfortunately, you now happen to be one of those people. Noticing you loitering about with nothing to do, Ritsuko calls you over to her desk."Looking for something to do, Producer? You know we still need detailed reports written up from your recent quests, right? You're not doing any adventuring anytime soon anyway, so let's get to it."Ah, paperwork. That responsibility was shared on a rotating basis in your old guild, but here you're in a designated leadership role -- a so-called "Producer". Which means the administrative stuff falls to you. Fantastic.> Welp, may as well get it over with.> "Actually, I just remembered, there's this farm I really need to go check out..."> "Actually, I was just about to see about doing some training with the girls..."> Other (write-in)
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>>30858575get over with
Wait it's Saturday already?
>>30858575>[X] Welp, may as well get it over with.
>>30858575>[x] Welp, may as well get it over with.Oh well.
Rolled 5>>30858575>[x] Welp, may as well get it over with.HA HA BEAUROCRACY>no name>no subjectYou, uh, might want to just start over, since a foolz search won't find this thread.
Rolled 9>>30858575paperwork. less bundles left, the better.
>>30858575>[x] Welp, may as well get it over with.Do the paperwork, faggot.
>>30858575Welp, may as well get it over with. No sense in letting the work pile up. At least you only need to do them for the two quests to the goblin tunnels. Findlay's quest, being personally funded and not reimbursed through the duke, isn't subject to such oversight.You have a seat at the remaining desk and start working on writing up the reports. The desk is positioned against the back wall, right by one of the windows looking out into the training yard. This doesn't exactly help your focus. When you're not distracted by the (highly amusing) sparring between Makoto and her puchi counterpart, you find yourself being lulled into a daze by the soothing sound of Chihaya's singing. Ritsuko gives you periodic jabs with her elbow to keep you focused.You're just about to finish the report for the first quest when suddenly Makoto comes flying through the open window, thrown headfirst by Makochii. She collides with you, sending you toppling backward in your chair, the two of you landing in a heap on the floor.As you untangle yourself from Makoto and get your head to stop spinning from the impact, you see Ritsuko looking down at you in shock, asking if you're alright. Assuring her that you're fine, you pull yourself to your feet and help Makoto up as well. Then you see that your inkwell had gotten knocked over, spilling all over the pages of the report you'd just finished writing.Makoto, clearly agitated, begins to apologize. "A-ah, Producer, I'm so sorry!">Your reaction?
>>30859943"It's alright, I'm fine. But what about you? You're the one that got sent flying through a window, after all."Hey Ritsuko, where's a broom to clean up this mess?"
Rolled 16>>30859943"Eh, it's just paperwork. Maybe magic can fix it?"Information retrieval can come in handy for adventurers! No, we're not just tyring to save ourselves the trouble of writing it out again. Why would you think that?
>>30860033>>30860219These two fit nicely
>>30859943>>30860219that is a smart ideabut isnt iori fixin the rings?
>>30860331Ritsuko might know about something since she would have been handling most paperwork before I would assume.
>>30859943"It's alright, I'm fine. But what about you? You're the one that got sent flying through a window, after all."Makoto smiles, rubbing her head where it hit yours. "I'm ok, I've handled worse than that before. That Makochii sure is something, huh?" She actually seems kind of fired up about this."Heh, that she is. Anyway, let's see about getting this mess cleaned up."You gather up the scattered papers and stationery and get a rag to wipe up the spilled ink. Looking over the ruined pages of your report, you muse out loud about whether there might be a way to use magic to clean the spilled ink off...Ritsuko shoots you a dirty look. "I'm sure it could, Producer, but we're not going to make Iori go look up a new spell just so you don't have to redo your paperwork.""Well it's not just for that!", you reply. "Being able to retrieve information from ruined documents could be really handy for adventuring!""Then we'll have Iori look into it when we end up with a quest where such a thing is needed," Ritsuko replies. "So for now, get writing."> "What about one of the other girls? Why does it have to be Iori?"> "You know, maybe there's a magic item for it...seems like the sort of thing a wizard or aristocrat might like to have."> Just get to work.
>>30860656>[x] "What about one of the other girls? Why does it have to be Iori?"Honestly, that kind of spell sounds useful to have, and it's not like if we come across a ruined document in the middle of a dungeon we can come back to town to research the spell.
>>30860656> "What about one of the other girls? Why does it have to be Iori?"TAKANE TIME!
>>30860656>[x] Just get to work.This time write it in a broom closet or something so no one comes flying in through windows.
Rolled 11>>30859943reassure good condition.well, let's see if we can uh, rescue any reports. if it helps, the paper mark from the feather pen should still remain, so we can get someone to use magic to separate spilled ink from actual written ink.
>>30860656>[X] Just get to work.Couldn't hurt to show Ritsuko that we can be reliable.
>>30860754Bit late there buddy.
Rolled 10>>30860770damned lag.anyways, if the girls won't do it, back to classic work. no harm done as far as we can see.
>>30860656>[X] "What about one of the other girls? Why does it have to be Iori?"This is very important, always have to be prepared in case of an emergency.
>[x] What about one of the other girls? Why does it have to be Iori?"Damned if I let Ritsuko enforce her twisted work ethic on me.
>>30860656"Why would it have to be Iori? Couldn't one of the other girls do it?""No way, not a chance," Ritsuko replies. "A really skilled water mage could maybe do it, but Azusa's strength is defense and healing, not precision stuff. You'd need someone with good enough eyes to see the pen marks and ridiculously fine control. And even then it would be a painstaking manual process, so you might as well just rewrite yourself. If you want that sort of thing done quickly with magic, that takes wizardry." She turns to you with a skeptical look. "I take it you didn't have too many mages in your old guild, huh?""We weren't exactly spoiled for options, no," you admit. "One wizard, a fire mage who did nothing but torch things, and a light mage healer. Nothing like here where you've got what looks like one of every kind of mage in existence.""Well, I guess we are rather fortunate as far as that goes," Ritsuko says. "Anyway, elemental magic is pretty much something done directly by the mage herself. It's like an extension of our bodies, like an extra limb, kind of. And just like some people are strong and some are dextrous, there are differences in how an elemental mage is able to use her power.""But it's different for wizards?">cont'd
>>30861537Ritsuko nods. "Wizards, as I understand it, are basically giving instructions that tell the elements what to do. They have to 'say' it in just the right way for it to work right, because...I dunno, the elements are stupid or take things super literally or something? But if you get it right, you can have all sorts of details and caveats that would just be overwhelming for an elemental mage to handle all at once. Plus wizards can mix different elements together, which opens up all sorts of options. Make sense?"> "Yeah, I think I got it."> Ask a question about something
>>30861563got itlets just rewrite the stuff
>>30861537>> "Yeah, I think I got it."
>>30861563>[x] "Yeah, I think I got it."
>>30861563[x] What about Takane?
>>30861563[X] "What's Takane's stick then? Certainly didn't look like other magics"
>>30861563"What about Takane, then?""Well...um..." Ritsuko seems to be at a bit of a loss here, struggling for a few moments to come up with a response. "I don't know. Her magic's not like anything I've seen or even heard of before, and she hasn't really told us much about it. Just get to work, ok?" She turns to her own paperwork, but you get up and start heading over toward Takane."I think I'll go ask here then," you tell Ritsuko. Her only reply is a frustrated "mou!"Having a seat next to Takane on the couches by the other window, you show her the ruined report and ask if there's anything her magic could do to fix it. She looks the papers over closely, then nods. "Yes, I believe this should be within my abilities."She spreads the pages out on the low table between the couches and holds her hands over them, chanting:"Wax and wane and wax again,Moon's light once lost is new attained.As moon once new is full restored,Return thee now to prior form.">Roll for spell effectiveness. Reminder that the dice system is changed; I'll use the median of the first 3 rolls of 1d20, unless a 1 or a 20 is in there in which case it takes precedence. If both a 1 and a 20 are in the first three rolls, they cancel out.
>>30862354Welp.I did warn you, QM. 28% chance of crits.
>>30862217>>30862354A silvery glow limns Takane's hands and sweeps over the pages, and you see the spilled ink disappear into sparkling motes of light, leaving behind only the words you actually wrote. Not only that, but the wrinkles and other damage the pages sustained in Makoto's dramatic entry are wiped away, leaving the paper in pristine condition."Wow, excellent! Thanks so much, Takane!""Think nothing of it, Producer. 'Twas but a trifle." She smiles modestly.> Ask Takane how that works, given that such a thing shouldn't be possible based on Ritsuko's explanations> Get cracking on that second report
>>30862354Give Takane the peppermints as a reward
>>30862509askbut i doubt she will actually tell us but doesnt hurt
>>30862509>[x] Ask Takane how that works, given that such a thing shouldn't be possible based on Ritsuko's explanations>[x] Ask her to keep an eye on Iori, without interfering. The last thing we want is for Iori to get hurt because of something we asked her to do.
>>30862586>[x] Ask her to keep an eye on Iori, without interfering. The last thing we want is for Iori to get hurt because of something we asked her to do.and make iori distrust us more?go for it
>>30862509Ask her how it works
>>30862586Don't listen to this fool
>>30862638>>30862722>Iori gets mad, confronts us about it>"I couldn't live with myself if you got hurt because of me.">maximum dokidoki
>>30862768this guy gets it
>>30862509"So, how does that work, anyway?""Well, I simply returned the pages to their former state.""Right, but, going by what Ritsuko's been telling me, magic like that shouldn't really be possible. Not without, y'know, a wand and robes and all that wizard stuff, anyway.""Ah, well...the details are a secret."Of course they are.> "You know, it's not good for fellow adventurers to keep secrets about their abilities from each other. You need to know what your party is capable of to plan effectively, right?"> "You know, I did save your life back there in Findlay's manor..."> Press further by some other approach (write-in)> Drop the subject
>>30862795Drop itMaybe suggest teaching us sometime
>>30862795>[x] Drop the subjectTIME MAGICSHE'S FROM THE FUTURESPOILERS EVERYWHERE
>>30862795[X] Drop the subject
>>30862795Bet she's a time traveller or like some BBEG trie super mage
>>30862795"Well, all right then." You decide to let the matter drop; you're pretty sure pressing for more information wouldn't get you anywhere.As you're getting up to go back to your paperwork, a thought crosses your mind. "Say, Takane? Could you do me a favor?""I suppose that would depend on the details of the favor, but I will hear your request."You explain about the rings and how you're having Iori look into modifiying them. "I was wondering, seeing as you seem to have a pretty sophisticated kind of magic, would you be able to keep an eye on that? Don't interfere, unless it looks like Iori's about to try something really catastrophic, but just...make sure she's not in over her head. The last thing I'd want is for her to get hurt because of something I asked her to do.""Certainly, that should be no trouble at all. I will supervise her to the best of my ability -- covertly, of course.""Thanks so much, Takane. That's a real load off my chest.""Not at all, it is my wish as well not to see a friend come to harm."You take your newly-restored report back to the desk and get started writing the second. By the time you finish, it's getting pretty late in the afternoon. If you head out now, you should have enough daylight left to go check out that farm you apparently got the deed to during your ignominous night on the town a couple days ago.> Go check out the farm> Save it for another day
>>30863220>[x] Go check out the farm
>>30862928>Covert TakaneI can only see her as if in a cartoon peering around a corner or door frame.>[X] Go check out the farmOnly if we can find someone willing come with, otherwise save it for another day.
>>30863220>> Go check out the farmwe farmland saga now
>>30863220You decide you might as well go take a look. You're still not at all familiar with this area just yet, though, so you probably ought to take someone along to help you find the place.Yayoi and the twins have already left, but it looks like everyone else is still around. Ritsuko and Kotori seem to still be handling paperwork, though.>Who do you want to ask to help you find this farm?
>>30863591Just Yell it out and see who wants to comeAlthough Azusa
>>30863591Hibiki seems like the sort who would be out and about a lot.
>>30863623>>30863681We are never going to make it to the farm are we?
>>30863723No, but the ride's going be fun
>>30863591AzusaTHIS IS A GREAT IDEA
>>30863591Just ask who wants to come along.Field trip
>>30863591Perversely enough, the first thought to cross your mind is to ask Azusa to guide you to the farm. Judging by how things went the last time you had her show you the way to get somewhere, you have a fair idea of how you can expect that to turn out.And yet the idea seems oddly appealing to you for some reason. Granted, you are supposed to be taking a break from adventuring and stressful situations right now, but...well, it can't turn out that badly, can it?You head over to where Azusa is chatting with Takane and Hibiki. "Hey, Azusa," you say, "There's this little farm outside the city that I want to take a look at. Think you could help me find my way there?""Sure! Just let me get my things!"...It's still a break from adventuring as long as it's not a guild-sanctioned, monster-fighting, loot-grabbing quest, right?-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It's a little earlier than usual, but this seems like a really good place to leave off, so we'll call that a wrap for tonight. I have some as-yet-unconfirmed family plans for sometime next weekend, but odds are favorable that I should be able to find time either Friday or Saturday night. I'll announce on Twitter once I know for sure.
>>30864333>it can't turn out that badly, can it?
>>30864333no other call outs?
>>30864415The majority suggestion was Azusa, and while my policy is usually to synthesize multiple suggestions with possible, using just Azusa here seems like the far more entertaining way to go.
>>30864503I aint complaining