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/H4mu8hQB Reminder: Fate rolls are explained here, as well as abilities!The morning has been... Interesting. Your mind wanders constantly, your focus as as tenuous as a sand rope, and you are nervous, highly strung. Simply calling your name is enough to make you jump. To make matters worse, the Northerner had to leave on errands, leaving Monica to stew as she watches Micheal go through a somewhat abbreviated version of his new workout. That is to say, his old workout. You can tell he's a bundle of nerves as well - having trouble with many of his forms. Monica is quiet, still, and her face is one of distance and loneliness. Micheal finishes his workout, stretching and relaxing.>Writein
Okay, since we're in Part Two now.I suppose we should, at some point, offer Raeve thanks for saving Monica and Michael. Then, we should at the very least ASk Ja'al to offer a new limb to Monica even if we're sure she'll turn it down. Next, ask around whomever's head of Castle Security, and see if we can't pass along some tips for demon-spotting.Next, see if Gina has any bright ideas for additional techniques Michael can learn.There's plenty of other stuff to do, but let's start with the backlog.
>>31019501Goddamnit this is so awkward.
>>31019626We should tell Monica about our dream demon-stuff, since it's entirely possible that she has the same thing to deal with, considering her leg.
>>31019501Let them talk. During the party it will be harder.
>>31019657How much do you wanna bet the Lord of Lords has her leg? Bet he could offer her some tempting deals.
>>31019757100%I guess Michael didn't really get that even though stringing people along is bad, this still is a pretty inappropriate time for jilting someone.I have no idea what we're supposed to do now.Should we wheel Monica somewhere private?
>>31019749You step back and let them 'talk'. Time passes, and eventually, you hear Micheal calling after her as she wheels herself away. He groans, letting his hand fall to his side before wiping hair from his face. "She's excusing herself from the party." he says, sitting next to you. "I can't tell her about last night. I want her to believe in herself. At the least... She deserve to have someone, even if it's not me.">"What!?" Chase her.>"We can't have that!" Chase.>"...That's a shame." Stay.>"It's her decision." Stay.>"All the better." Stay.>Writein
>>31020117muh tripplease do not notify me when my trip vanishes. I notice it.
>>31020117Slap him.Like... what did we just fucking tell him about stringing people along? He should have thought about that before he let the genie out of the bottle, especially because Monica probably already suspects.
>>31020117>"...That's a shame." Stay.We'll pass by her room later, less drama.
>"Take it from me. Avoiding conflict by delaying it only worsens it when it arrives. And what about telling her that you've picked me precludes her from future happiness? The earlier she can start on that, the better, I think.'
>>31020117>"It's her decision." Stay.We just decided not to leave Mike unattended. If the vote to chase after her wins we better damn well drag Mike with us.
>>31020336Well I don't know, as has been pointed out this really is just a terrible time for her to find out she's been rejected, considering how shitty her current situation is.The problem is that by kissing us, Michael's already changed the whole dynamic and Monica will catch on sooner than later.Really, the whole situation is fucked up.
>>31020379That is a good point, no way we're leaving his side anytime soon.
>>31020117I vote to chase, but he comes with us like >>31020379 said. She really needs to know.
>>31020389It's pretty bad if we do it now. It'll be horrible later. Basically, Michael needs to face up to this now, because while it'll be bad now, it'll be REALLY bad later.
>>31020494Unfortunately I think this is correct, but I'm not sure if the QM agrees. Part of me wants to pray to Raev for guidance, but the rest doesn't really wanna bother her....I mean god damnit Michael, why'd you have to decide now of all times? Shouldn't Monica have won some you-points with the whole protecting you and getting maimed for it thing?
>>31020117>"...That's a shame." Stay.
>>31020117Drag him by the ear towards Monica.
>>31020117Go after her. She is already gonna be sulking in her room alone tonight, better that she doesn't beat herself up thinking she would have had a chance at Michael had she gone the party.
>>31020550I know right? The level of credit that Monica is not getting for saving Michael's ass is mind blowing. I mean yes, she is a racist orthodox Lawist who could have prevented the situation that resulted in he de-legging, but she also stepped up when needed most.
>>31020594No. No cliched animu shenanigans. We all had a hand in this shit, we will settle it maturely instead of blaming it all on Mike.
>>31020626Granted, she woulda died like an ineffectual bitch had we not booned her, but she was still brave enough to hold her ground. She better get some royal accolades for this shit, at least.
>>31020632I didn't mean pin the blame on him, I mean that if we want to address this now, we might need to drag him.
>>31020626I think this is a case of the QM misunderstanding how the players viewed Monica, based on how a portion of us flipped the fuck out when Monica asked Michael out.And then kind of ignored all our future interactions with Monica.
Is this why you should not stick it into royalty, because the crazy is everyone else?
You groan. "Micheal... You have to tell her." "But-"You slap him. Your ring heats, and the sound echoes off the castle wall. "But nothing!" you say, angry for her, in her place. Monica wouldn't be able to express it, given the tools she has, and you feel that anger welling up. "I had my part in this, we're both going to talk to her. She lost a leg for you. Her voice, even temporarily. She is scarred, possibly for life, and her only hopes are to marry up." you say. "She staked everything on you. ...I'm happy you chose me. I'm happy you care for me. But she deserves better than this!" "Then what do I even say?!" he returns, "I..." >Did you pick me because I resemble your mother, and she doesn't?>I'll take you to her if I must. >She needs to know so she can find someone.>Writein
>>31020670Like we just said we were glad that Monica wasn't giving up and throwing in the towel, but instead we won the husbando wars in the most unsatisfying way possible, and is almost guaranteed to drive Monica to becoming a Seducer.
>>31020670It didn't help that a collection of faggots were freaking out about how Monica was so much better than us and that Raev was a cunt for saving her when the boon thing went down. I like Monica, so we need to move beyond this obstacle as soon as we can.
>>31020683>She needs to know so she can find someone.
>>31020683>>I'll take you to her if I must. >>She needs to know so she can find someone.I do want to address the mother thing, but not out in the hallway for all to see because I'm afraid of the answer.
>>31020688>is almost guaranteed to drive Monica to becoming a Seducer.>almost guaranteedI really wish folks would stop saying thing. Just about every 'almost guaranteed' thing hasn't come true. The only accurate prediction I can think of was Deckard being a seducer, and even that turned out differently than as was predicted.
>>31020783>stop saying thingThis, rather
>>31020683>Did you pick me because I resemble your mother, and she doesn't?Or rather, what does make us win against her? If he can't express at least that, then we've got boy problems.
>>31020683>She needs to know so she can find someone else.>She also needs to know that she still has your friendship and support.>And Raev help me I will through you over my shoulder and carry you to her if you won't willingly go and talk to a girl who thinks the world of you and you've been stringing along for fear of hurting her.
>>31020803Asking him what drew him to us would be smart. Less accusatory, too.
>>31020683>I'll take you to her if I must.>She needs to know so she can find someone.I don't think Michael understands what it's like for a girl to be hung up on someone. Especially in Monica's case, when she's been pining for him for years.
>>31020803Eh, I'd rather save that for later. And not just because we might not like the answer.
>>31020995On the other hand, it would be a good rhetorical for him to mull over since Monica will no doubt ask what she did wrong and why he doesn't love her like she does him. Him understanding why he chose us will help him understand why he didnt choose her.
>>31020814Yeah to be honest, he should have told her he wasn't interested a while ago.Just hoping they'll move on independent of you doing anything is not a good strategy.
"She just... She needs to know where she stands with you." you say. "It'll hurt. But... It's not like you hate her. You don't even not love her.""...She's like a sister to me." he says quietly. "I want her to be happy.""And she will be, eventually." you say softly. He nods, rising. "Very well." he says, rising. You rise as well. "She'll be in her room here." You head there together, watching him knock at the door. Something clatters, spills, and the door opens. Monica looks out, and through the crack, over her head, you can see what fell over. Cosmetics are spilled all over, mostly concealer and other things. "We need to talk." he says. She looks at you, then at Micheal, then opens the door - and slams it, literally into Micheal's face. He stumbles back, nose broken, and falls onto his ass. >Writein
>>31021136"Gods, you need more training"
>>31021136try not to laughtell him she probably needs time take him to karl to get his nose fixed before it gets too bad
>>31021136Break the door down."A more accurate statement would be that you need to listen."
>>31021136One the one hand, I don't think she should be left alone.On the other, I don't know what more we can do now.
>>31021136She's angry as fuck that this is happening right now, and a darker part of her is saying it's because she's been hurt. She needs to hear from those she cares about what's really going on, and she needs to get what she feels currently off her chest.We should force the issue, but we should also let her know how much we care.
>>31021600I agree. For a depressed and angry teenage girl thought processes are simple to decipher.>He doesn't love me>He loves that whore instead>He mustn't love me because I'm like this, because I'm crippled...>I know! I just need to take one of her legs and he'll love me back!>Ahahahahaha
>>31021206This is good.
>>31021289Pretty sure she got the message. Why rub salt in the wound?
>>31021770She didn't get any message beyond she's crippled, and the person she loves didn't choose her. She needs support.
>>31021600>>31022017These are me>>31021136"Monica, if you don't want to talk about this, you need to at least yell at Michael."
>>31022108She is kind of mute right now.Maybe she can slide angry notes under the door?Really, her not being able to talk makes this whole thing awkward.Also use Eye on door.
>>31022262HELL no. No invasions of privacy.Also yeah, 'we need to talk' was not the smartest thing to say while she's mute...maybe we should have waited after all.
>>31022350Eh, seems fairly clear that she already knew the score.Though we should tell Michael that's what he gets for using that line whileMonica literally cannot speak, while we help him up of course.
Going to get groceries. Should be back in about an hour.
>>31022350Missed the last thread, sorry.It's hard to say if there's anything we can say that she will take well, but I feel like just being superior and brushing this off is the wrong thing to do.Thoughts?
So, I guess we leave, get out why Ann won first, then find another chance to talk to Monica.
>>31022602Wise choice OP...pretty sure we're not going to figure this one out though.
>>31022839We should knock first and say that while understandable, breaking Michael's nose isn't an appropriate response, and while we need to stop the bleeding, we'll be back.
>>31023128Call out to her that we care, and that we still want to talk to her.>>31023400This works too.
>>31023128Yeah, either right now is a really bad time to run a thread, or most of the players don't wanna touch this with a ten foot pole.Part of me wants to give Monica time to cool off, but another part isn't sure if she will, or if she'll just simmer with despair and rage until she explodes.
We should explain to Michael where he went wrong first, but let's get that nose taken care of first.
>>31023619Actually, we've broken enough noses that we should know how to set them, right? So let's set Michael's nose first, then deal with Monica (the childhood friend is really important to the kid) and then go to Karl to get him patched up.
>>31023619Well, it doesn't take long to tell him to examine what he just said, while we're helping him up.Recent events notwithstanding, he's a smart kid and should figure it out.
You almost roll your eyes as you help him up. "You'd think an international power would have a better choice of words." you say, the reach out and set his nose to another yowl. "Look, she's... Not in the best mood." you say, trying to find the right way to put things. You leave with him, taking him to Karl, where you explain how he got the nose broken."And how, pray tell, did he enrage Monica enough to do that?">Writein
>>31023817"He chose me."
>>31023817this: >>31023839there's no better way to put it, i guess
>>31023817He picked.a bad time to be decisive.
>>31024010Go with this.And then leave Monica alone for a while.
>>31023817"That is...probably a story best told with drinks, but since this really isn't the time for that I guess we can give you the run down. Michael told her 'we need to talk' and she jumped to the logical, and correct, conclusion."
>>31023817"Well, I didn't hear the whole conversation myself"
>>31024010>>31024076"...He picked a bad time to be decisive.""...He did indeed." Karl states. "Micheal, I need to ask you something in sincerity. You're eighteen years old as of yesterday night. You're very young. I want you to think carefully."Micheal nods. "Do you love Annelin? Do you care for her? Will you love her in ten years? Twenty?" "I...""Place yourself in Monica's heels. Consider everything she'd been put through this week. Consider her suspicions, her harms, her actions. Consider what awaits her at home, should she fail to court you. Consider every side of the issue."Karl looks at you, then gestures with his head outside the office."How do you feel?" he asks as he closes the door with deliberate care.>Writein.
"Like I should do a lot of things, or do nothing. Indecisive, I suppose. I feel like he shouldn't have appeared to dismiss her heroism. I feel like he should have thought this through. I feel like you probably have better things to do than patch up his face. I feel like Monica needs a hug and would resent one from me. I feel exhausted. I feel like Michael should learn how to apologize, quickly now. I feel like we haven't thanked Ja'al enough for his help. I feel like I could use four hot meals and a hour-long bubble bath. Yourself?"
>>31024192I feel guilty. I understand her, but I won't belittle her by pitying her.
>>31024192"i feel bad for her, but i'm really happy that michael chose me"
>>31024192Too elated to be rational. Too worried to be supporting.
>>31024192"Shitty. After what happened yesterday, it shouldn't have ended like this.Also, what was that about her family?"
>>31024435>>31024464"Elated" feels like way too strong a word. "Pleased" at midt.
>>31024501This. It may be that Mike was also too stressed to think straight.
>>31024435Right, rubbing it in the fact of the guy we just turned down is the best idea...
"I feel terrible. It shouldn't have gone down like that... It shouldn't have happened like that. But at the same time, I'm happy he chose me.""Then... Please do not be upset. I fear that Micheal did not choose Annelin." "...What?""He chose 'the woman most like his mother, most able to safeguard him'. In my assessment, he is incredibly fearful of the future - He's making the decision that is most safe. However, doing so has left nearly everyone in this... predicament, see?">I'm not sure how to feel about that...>I don't care what you might think on that. He loves me, I'm sure of it!>...He made his decision, and so long as he stands by it...>He made his decision. He has to stand by it.>Writein.
>>31024750>I'm not sure how to feel about that...
>>31024750Please don't continue. I *can't* believe that.
>>31024750...Deckard is my new waifu. You all are on your own for dealing with this situation.
>>31024750"I suppose it's a good thing I only kissed him then.
>>31024750>I'm not sure how to feel about that...Which is why we should ask him, already.
>>31024750It's still a valid criteria, and if it still defines the person in relation then yeah he did chose her. But w/e
>>31024750>Writein."So he's going to keep being submissive to me until his subconscious figures out that I'm not his mom. I can work with that." (lick lips)
>MomWell, guess we should have hit it early instead of ruffle and cuddle it.Pavlov, people.
>>31024750"That can't still be the case, not after how hard I've pushed him to grow up. And how am I in any way safer than Monica?"
>>31025020You can blame Raindrops for that. He's a menace I tell you.
>>31025022...because our job is literally to keep him safe and we're not an obsessive racist?
>>31025076Yeah but we're emotionally volatile and have shown interest in other men, instead of being devoted to him.
>>31024750"I have been coddling him a lot, I guess"We should tell Monica the same, to ease her in.
>>31024750"So he has an Oedipal complex. As long as he doesn't try getting me to roll play anything I'm sure it'll be fine. It's going to require a long courtship anyway, who knows if we'll be interested in each other in a year or two but I'm sure he'll have a better handle on what he wants by then."
>>31025116...so, we don't like being jerked around and we aren't a virgin? On the first point, Michael needs someone willing to stand up to him when he's being an idiot, admittedly we've been one ourself a few times, but the point stands. Secondly, if he's looking for an older woman, like Karl's suggesting, he's looking for one with experience so that counts in our favor. That's how I see it anyway.
>>31025124>Oedipal complex>Implying this setting has greek mythology
>>31025116Our main drawback is that we've shown negative interest in politics and administration, and I'm pretty sure Mike wants a capable leader sharing his throne and not a thuggish bodyguard who's attitude reminds him of his father.
>>31025190Oh man, that means it can get named after Michael
>>31025190Figure OP will translate the relevant term, or that Oedipus is reincarnated into every universe to fuck his mom and create a consistent crossword lexicon.
>>31025229Michaelian Complex, I like it
>>31025234>your fate is to fuck your mom in every possible universe>EVERY universe>yes that includes the ones where humans don't exist
"...If he changes his mind, he changes his mind. After the danger's gone, we'll see if he feels the same - for now, I want to stand by him, and his decision.""...I don't want you getting hurt, is all.""I understand that.""I just... Augh, I feel a meddler." he says with a sigh.The door opens, and Micheal steps out, past you and Karl, heading to Monica's room. He looks determined.>Stop him. He's about to act a fool...>Maybe he has a good idea?>Let him make his mistake.>Follow - in case something terrible happens!>Writein
>>31024750Ugh. It's not like he doesn't stand up to us when we deserve it. And Karl really could have said something sooner.
>>31025376>Stop him. He's about to act a fool...>Michael, I think we should talk
>>31025376>Follow, not because something terrible might happen, but because we're his fucking bodyguard.But don't follow him into Monica's room if he orders us to stand guard outside (remind him he can do that if he forgets). Also, NO EAVESDROPPING!
>>31025376>Follow - in case something terrible happens!still, we should tell him it's a mistake unless he has a really good plan
>>31025376>Let him make his mistake.Raev? Raev.
>>31025376>>31025376FollowDon't say anything.If he screams or something, get ready to defend.
>No no no no. Don't go back.
>>31025376Follow him."After last time, you might need a rehearsal."
>>31025376>Follow him, drag Karl with usSomeone's going to get hurt. Might as well bring a EMT.
>>31025431Yeah I mean we still are his bodyguard.But we should say that he needs to both speak from the heart while also considering each word choice, and now might not be the best time for it.
>>31025376Doing ok OP? Probably time to eat something if you aren't already.
>>31026361>mfw it's getting lateI'm gonna eat something myself. He should have a shake or something near.
"oooh, I hope he's not being stupid..." you follow, and Karl does as well.When you get there, Micheal is leaning against the door."I know you can hear me." he says, "So I won't ask to come in. I know you don't want to see me right now... So all I'll ask is to listen." he takes a deep breath."I'm scared." he starts. "I am surrounded by enemies that will happily tear through my loved ones to reach me. I am at all sides beset by decisions that will shape the world. I feel, often times, alone, without help. I cannot make my decisions for myself - everything I do, I must do. And when I try to make the decision I want... Everything goes horrible, and I hurt everyone anyway.He places his head against the door. "I do care for you, Monica." he says, though it comes out hoarsely. "I care for you more than I probably should. It hurts my heart to see you like this. To have to hurt you myself like this. I want nothing more than your support, to talk and laugh and smile with you. I want you there to celebrate tonight. I want you to stand beside my kingdom, not just as a subject... But as a friend. His hand rises, and rests on the solid wood. "I am afraid. I was always afraid. And there was a time, I remember, when you protected me. You scared away the hounds, you talked down the angry politicians. Please. Even if it's not in marriage... I want you to stand by me, and I want to stand by you. Don't make me burn one of the few bridges I have, Monica. Please."Silence reigns the hallway. You hear hinges squeak. You hear things shuffle in the room.The door opens.(1/2)
>>31026535Inb4 Michael gets stabbed.
>>31026535Monica has been crying. Anyone can tell that. Her eyes are bloodshot, her face is a mess of runny overapplied makeup. She seems so much smaller in her wheelchair than you remember her being even sitting down, though she still proudly wears her black, stately dresses. And she writes on her chalkboard.'I understand.'Wipe.'I just need some time.'Wipe.'You've made your decision.'Wipe.'I will respect that. But I must'Wipe.'Come to terms with it, first.'Wipe.'Hurt his heart, Annelin, and'Wipe.She presses the chalk hard enough that you hear it snap in half, flying behind her into the room.'I WILL KILL YOU.'Her eyes behind the chalkboard, the thick lettering, the way she looks directly at you, tell you she's not lying or overstating or exaggerating.>writein
"Message received."Then go pull Mike aside for some private talk.
>>31026625"now, now, that's a pretty bold statement here...but i get the message, don't worry about it"
>>31026625Sigh deeply."If that's how you want it."So much for friendship.
>>31026625"And I still want to be your friend"
>>31026625"Forgot to mention this earlier. The ghost of your leg is in hell and demons can use it to mess with your dreams. So... Enjoy that."
>>31026773Ha ha no.
>>31026625This >>31026709.Followed by >>31026773 but said more sensitively or something.
>>31026625"I'll make sure he doesn't sneak around until then"
>>31026751Don't bother. Doesn't matter that we had to pretty much bully Michael into coming clean with her, from now on we're "that bitch".Just how these things go.
Why the bridge burning, guys?It's like you're not into Raev at all.
>>31026751Twist the knife by making her look like the bad guy in front of Mike? I like it!(But seriously now's not the time)
>>31026913Because they're faggotswe could have had our bissexual threesome before, but nooo
>>31026913It's not so much bridge burning as giving her some time to get her head together first. Right now she's so emotionally compromised that an overture of friendship would probably come off as a trap or an attack, so we don't really want to do that. Just be calm, take her seriously and don't get overly defensive when she goes off on us. We can take it right now, she's too fragile too.
>>31026913We didn't start the fire. We're just not going to get burned after she made her position clear.
>>31026957I'd rather our threesome be with Raev. Also, Mike isn't into threesomes.
>>31027051Her position of "Hurt the person I love and I'll kill you"?
>>31027056He can watch
>>31027062If she's going to seriously try to murder us for hurting someone's feelings, after said person rejected her, then it's safe to say she barely sees us as a person right now, much less.a friend.
>>31027062Let's go at this from another angle. Someone you barely know just waltzed into your life and stole your significant other from you. Less than an hour from finding out the person you love doesn't want you, the person that took them away from you who you're furious with tells you they still want to be friends. Do you even want that person in your life at the moment? My guess is no.
>>31027118I don't think he's ok with being NTR'd either. All I'm saying it that Mike, from our one attempt, is clearly much more sexually conservative than Ann and is looking for a single partner who is doting and fiercely protective in him. I can't see him wanting to share us with anyone else.
You're a little taken aback by that, but you nod. "I understand."She calms a little, then wheels back a little into the room and shuts the door, leaving Micheal to sit heavily on the floor with a sigh.>You did alright. Overwrought, but alright.>That could have gone better.>I hope that doesn't bite me in the ass.>Writein
>>31027280>You did alright. Overwrought, but alright.pull him up and hug
>>31027280>>You did alright. Overwrought, but alright.
"Well...that went poorly, but it still went. Give her time to sleep now. She needs a nap after that, trust me. Let's go get your face looked at."
>>31027280I feel like being let down or disappointed is a lot more appropriate than being taken aback, considering how obvious this course of action was.
>>31027280>Well, that's over with.Don't say that out loud though.
>>31027280>>31027302"You know, I think I deserve one of those too. Take your time"
>>31027280"That's that I guess."Don't do anything that could be seen as maternal.
>>31024842>...Deckard is my new waifu.Then he's a double waifu by background. This deserves study.
>>31027452>you better be worth itIs what we should DEFINITELY not say aloud.
"Well... I suppose that's the end of that." you manage, scratching the back of your head as Micheal rises. You both walk away, Micheal looking about. "So..." he says, "I guess... We're sorta official now." he says quietly, flushing.>Writein
"I guess we are."Only ask about Karl's suspicions if we see that sort of thing first-hand.
>>31028204"Guess so."Not in the mood, Michael.
>>31028204Still going for>>31027648
>>31028204"looks like it"
>>31028204"Yep." teasingly ruffle his hair.
>>31028290And I still have no idea what you're referring to.
>>31028290Please tell me what you're talking about.
>>31028330>>31028393A feelings speech. Just to be even, maybe to make up for outright jumping on us.
>>31028393 he probably meant "door to the face"
>>31028442...you can't just ask for a feelings speech. That stuff has to be spontaneous and initiated by the speaking party to have any sort of meaning. It also ought to be from the heart (and his is confused as fuck at the moment), but that went without saying.
>>31028588?What'd I do now?
>>31028690The hair-ruffling. Seriously? He just admitted he wants to be lovers. The ruffling is maternal. That's not the aspect we should be showing him from here on out.
>>31028833there's people looking, we can't blow him here!
>>31028882Not with that attitude, we can't
>>31028833Eh, he's younger than us and on the cute side of handsome. Really not seeing a problem with ruffling his hair or mercilessly teasing him on occasion.
"I suppose." you manage."I, ah... Sorry. I was hoping to lighten the mood." he sighs. "Would you like to... I don't know. There must be something we could do to... improve matters." he grumbles. "A HUNT!" the king crows, just behind you two, making both of you jump. "Father!" the prince manages, and the large man kneels down. "It seems you two are thick as theives as of late. I think going on a hunt with me might allay and soothe your terrible mood. Besides that, I think you're strong enough!""...You never invited me before.""I never had confidence in you before! But with this lass's training..." he strokes his beard. "Well, you may never weild the sword of my size, but, who is to say that matters? You are growing, and I should see that recognized. Shall you hunt with me?""Well... I... I'd love to." he manages."And you, Annelin?">Writein
>>31029136"It would be an honor, your majesty."
>>31029136It would be an honour
>>31029136"I trust he couldn't be in better hands"We need all eyes inwards now. We'll probably get Jaal to summon Haru or something. Did we get ring 2.0?
>>31029228This. Full respect for Father-in-Law mode. Make goddamn sure no one has a hunting accident and ruins EVERYTHING.
>>31029370You had to go and say it
>>31029370>>31029246>>31029232>>31029228"It would be an honour." you say.He guffaws. "Very well! Then the quarry is a Canid!" he states. "Between the five of us, we shall see it dead and mounted, and my boy shall leave the site a man, a boy no more.""...Five?""Indeed!">CHOOSE YOUR CHARACTER FOR THIS SEGMENT:>King Hile>Gina>Micheal >Annelin>Ja'al
>>31029476>King HileOur one job is to not get killed!Also, why the hell is Ja'al going hunting instead of prepping to summon a warrior demon?
>>31029476>Ja'al>channel demon skills>fuck with Canid souls>be clearly out of your element
>>31029476>King HileHaven't seen this guy in a long time.
>>31029535>>31029515>>31029484Writing!http://pastebin.com/YRZhymU3 (CHARACTER SHEET)
>Speedmindnow that's interesting
>>31029653Huh, I thought I unlocked some sort of perk for him by rolling a 99 awhile ago. Something like he critted on 99-100 and critfailed on 1-2.
>>31029653You are Micheal Hile, Prince of the Central Kingdom, and for the first time, your father is taking you on a hunting trip. "Now, the goal..." he says, handing you some armor - made for your size? "Is to sever the head. We can mount it, then. A good clean cut at the shoulders should be sufficient." he says. "I'm happy you can come out with me on one of these." he says with a sigh. You're truly surprised. You father's never been like this before. Usually he only goes with himself and Gina. You're excited, on one level. On another...>You feel suspicious.>You feel scared.>You feel proud.>You feel sad.>Writein
>>31029884proud but a bit nervous.It's our 18th birthday pretty soon, so wanting to take us on a hunting trip makes sense.
>>31029884>You feel scared.Because a short blade is baaaarely the size to cut a behemoth's head.
>>31029884>You feel scared.>You feel proud.
>>31029884>>You feel scared.>>You feel proud.
>>31029884>You fell suspicious.This is only happening because it's our birthday. It's a gesture made for an occasion, not because he really wants to spend time with us.
>>31029958no, its because hes a demon who just lured us out of the palace and gave us paralysing armor so we cant fight. it was a trap and we fell for it hook, line and sinker>leaving the palacewhy
>>31029653> -Speedmind> --Rolls counted are based on time (5 minutes) not count.HAHA GOTTA GO FASTSrsly though, everyone remember to roll more than once.
>>31029884So, how do you guys think the QM is gonna characterize Annelin in our absence?
>>31030540Hopefully as a badass.
>>31029946>>31029919>>31029910You're nervous but proud. You never hunted with your father before, he always worried you would be hurt, somehow. "So, you and Annelin." he says, handing you your weapons - a dagger and a short sword, the latter shimmering in the dim lighting. "Aha... yeah." you flush. "We... It was sort of...""An impulse?" the king asks."Well... yes." you manage. "She... She was there, and had been there, and... She's beautiful and kind, and she tries so hard.""Well. I'm glad you found a woman who brings out the best in you. It's what any man should look for in a lady." He grins at you, "That and great stonking tits." he nods, as if disseminating a great wisdom. You both emerge from the dressing room, meeting up with Ja'al. "The warding is complete." Ja'al states, "As are Monica's leg and your secondary ring." he hands you a small, silvery ring, which you slip on. "Work is proceeding apace on the other things."You nod, and Gina grins at you. "First hunt!" she says, slapping you hard on the back. It makes you stumble. "Don't get left behind.""I... I don't plan on it.""Good!" Annelin is a little distant, as if lost in thought, but you still admire her when you think she's not looking. Even in her armor, she cannot hide her grace. All of you pile into a large Construct-driven chariot, which sets off immediately. The king is in high spirits, a huge grin on his face.>Talk to...?
>>31031014>Talk to...?Gina. Get more hunting tips.Gotta crash for the evening, just wanted to say thank you for running today Av. See you next time.
>>31031014USE THE EYEoh, wait, wrong character >Talk to...?Gina, get hunting tips
>>31031014I know Michael's never been invited, but has he asked?
>>31031440You never did. You were always scared of the injury, and he never brought it up. So..."So Gina... Anything I should know?""For this trip... We're hunting a Clownsworn." she says. "Anything can happen, whatever Clown finds amusing. Though, only in a small area around it, maybe ten or fifteen feet from its heart. Never directly fatal. More often weird, or embarrasing." she sighs. "We won't discuss last time." the King states. "She's right, though.""So... How do we behead it?"He grins."'S why I brought you along! You're a smart boy! Keep in mind the heart continues to generate the aura after it dies, however.">Writein
>>31031554Go talk to Annelin
>>31031554a quick "thanks, i'll keep that in mind"and then talk to annelinnow that i think about it, her lap would be more comfortable than whatever we're sitting on
>>31031554Relax, we need it.
>>31031554"I'll be sure not to forget."Ask Ja'al if he's been hunting before, or if this is his first time?
I'm done. No quest, only sleep now.
(Closing thread and votes for now. If you continue to bump the thread until morning (about 12 hours from now) I'll continue then. Otherwise, I'll start again on noon tomorrow.)
>>31032357So...you'll start an hour earlier if we let the thread fall off?
>>31032388Two hours later.
>>31032401Oh, your using PST instead of board time. Gotcha.
>>31032401Anyway, good nit op and thanks for running.
Rolled 33Mike's waifu has great personality
>>31021670>>He mustn't love me because I'm like this, because I'm crippled...But Annelin is missing an arm. If anything, the cyborg leg would've increased her chances of gettin at that princebutt
"I'll be sure to keep that in mind, but... I can't really think of anything... Can you, Annelin?""Perhaps if we used ranged attacks? Minimized contact to a single blow." Annelin suggests. "Unless the aura is also defensive?""Only somewhat." The king states. "The beast is grand, but not the smartest, and his aura does not truly safeguard him." We're moving into the wilderness, now, following a wide trail into dense forest.>Talk to Annelin about...?>Talk to someone else>Think about...?>Writein
>>31038923Hey Mike, you should totally start thinking about the time you and Annelin almost got killed by the canid that wasn't a reality-warping Clownsworn. Should do wonders for your confidence.
>>31038923>>Talk to someone elseAsk Jaal if Gina dragged him out here and see if he is as nervous as us
>>31038967Ja'al is here? Well shit, the dude can just spam force magic blasts at the thing and win. Instacrit bird is OP as fuck.
>>31038923seconding >>31038967while>Think about...?the way the sunlight glistens off of Annelin's muscles and scars
>>31038923Supporting dicking around with Ja'al to distract us from the serious business of the hunt.Also, I'm assuming you're running Anne as Michael perceives her and not how we players precisely run her?
>>31038923Bro it up with Ja'al
>>31038967>>31038990>>31039036>>31039062Writing.>>31039036You run her as a slightly emotionally insecure woman who simply wants to do her job and cares deeply for Micheal and her own religion, which is how she will act.
>>31039087So not more motherly?
>>31039120He did say she cares deeply for him.If we choose to think about her we might get a glimpse into his internal thoughts on her.
>>31039087"S-so, Ja'al...""I was... I was actually invited by the King." he says, leaning back and against Gina's shoulder. "He said he wanted to know the man who wormed his way into his guardian's heart." he sighs. "To be honest, I am scared, but..." he sighs. "This is a good opportunity, I should think." he smiles. "Indeed. It is high time I discarded my foolish way of thinking to your people, Ja'al."Ja'al smiles bashfully as we come to a stop and everyone gets out."Nothing in sight..." the King remarks. "For now, we shall make camp.">Help Ja'al with unloading>Help Annelin with pitching tents>Help Gina with securing the area>Writein
>>31039347>Help Annelin with pitching tentsand then have Annelin help with yours
>>31039347>Help Annelin with pitching tents
>>31039347>Help Annelin with pitching tents ehehehe
>>31039347>"Indeed. It is high time I discarded my foolish way of thinking to your people, Ja'al.">Who said that? Michael? The King? Did whoever it was mean to say "of you people" and not "to your people" ?
>>31039347>Help Gina with securing the areaIntelligence, people.
>>31039347>Ja'al says, leaning back and against Gina's shoulder.Is he standing on something? I know Gina's short I just thought Ja only came up to her chest.>Help Annelin with pitching the tentsThen>Help Ja'al with unloading
>>31039502You want to put the least experienced, least combat worthy character on duty securing the area and you think that's the best idea...really?
>>31039540In a job that shouldn't engage, with a superheavy as partner? Yep. Now Ja'al, that would be bollocks.
>>31039647Ja'al is a combat mage and he can fly. As long as he stayed on his toes he'd probably be fine.
>>31039433All three options can be innuendo if you think about it.
>>31039516Seconded, with no regard to 31040088
Sorry for the lack of clarity last post.You decide to help Annelin get the tents up. Four of them, mostly as a just-in-case measure, like the carriage being destroyed. Gina and Ja'al set up a perimeter, while Father draws his massive sword from the top of the carriage, grinning. He and the sword have history, as it was his mainstay weapon throughout the war with the Alvin. Swords in general are a symbol of the Empire, a known favoured weapon of humans. You relax for the moment with Annelin, who still feels tense, but at least isn't pushing you away. That's when you hear a massive crash, and Gina flies overhead to smash into the loamy earth. "Is that it?!" she growls, rising from the trench she made and lifting her axe. You turn to face the enemy, and you're shocked.Most Canids are huge masses of muscle and power, but this one is a tall, wiry thing, like it's made from bundles of sticks. The air around it churns and shifts, lensing your sight slightly as the earth at his feet shimmers and shines. He's easily ten feet tall, and you all draw weapons."Here we are, boy." Father states. "Time to show us what you've learned.">Writein (Remember the character sheet!)
>>31040323>-Speedmind> --Rolls counted are based on time (5 minutes) not count.Michael has ridiculous Mind perks. So we gots ta think of somethin clever and junk.
>>31040323>Take charge>Order the group to spread out and surround the creature
>>31040323I thought we had a perk that made Mike good at dodgingTry to bait him into attacking you so you can dodge and retaliate, I suppose?Seconding everyone surrounding it like >>31040407 said, too.
>>31040323taunt it, dodge and ripost?
>>31040430>>31040431>>31040407d100, please. five minute timer starts with this post!
Rolled 21>>31040611GO GO GO GO
Rolled 81>>31040611Rolls counted are based on time (5 minutes) not count.Roll as many as you can.
Rolled 55>>31040611Cmooon diceroll
Rolled 83>>31040611At least it's wiry enough to cut.
Rolled 66>>31040611Go go go>>31040656It would be kinda funny if it wasn't and someone just whipped everyone into a wild rolling frenzy.
Rolled 59>>31040611dropped your trip OP
>>31040703And he even tells us not to point it out, even tough he obviously doesn't notice it himself.>>31020148
>>31040755>>31040723guise let's stop before we roll a nat1
>>31040748>even tough he obviously doesn't notice it himself.>>31040656k
>>31040828Our god is an angry god.
Rolled 65>>31040828>Penalty assigned.wut
>>31040861>>31040859Its because someone pointed out him losing his trip.While it works for this time, I don't think he should make a habit of that since trolls will just point it out to intentionally penalize us
>>31040828You may need to drop that to 3min. That was 2+ pages of rolls.
Rolled 39>>31040892when and why the fuck did this become a rule?because its mindbogglingly fucking retarded with the rate at which he does it
>>31040914Likely just now. The point is to keep folks from pointing it out since he already knows when he loses it.I agree that its pretty dumb for the reasons I stated, but nothing worth getting upset over>>31040935Not always, but I have done it on occasion myself
>>31040693>>31040672PENALIZED>>31040664>>31040695"Everyone! Surround it!" you call out, drawing your weapons. Your command is heard, and you grin, taunting it with a simple gesture. The creature barrels down at you, And you leap out of the way of his attack to the left. At least, you're pretty sure you did. Instead, you fly to the right, and gravity turns sideways towards the beast, making you stumble along the ground and roll within his aura. You grasp a stone as gravity returns to normal, your skin turning bright purple as you stand. It turns to face you.>GHOST MANUEVER ACTIVE.>Writein (Roll type will be assigned.)
Rolled 78>>31040971>PENALIZEDFor the love of god can you actually explain why because fuck me if I can decifer why from the sparse pastebins and rules made up threads ago
>>31040971Pretty sure there was an 81 that you ignored as well. Doubt it mattered, but whatevs.
>>31040971>PENALIZEDNot cool, OP. Not cool.
>>31040971Low stance, ready to leap, blade between us and him at all times.
>>31040994You've been told why several times already: You ignored a post I made earlier in the thread.
>>31040971So wait, its for getting the same value rolled? Interesting. I actually kinda like that.>>31040971>>Writein (Roll type will be assigned.)Try throwing the stone at him. Clown ought to love the potential for chaos that brings.
>>31040994Two people told him he forgot his trip, so he dropped the two highest rolls.Yeah.
Rolled 98>>31041056>You ignored a post I made earlier in the thread.No I didn't, I've either forgotten or missed it completely, and now I'm utterly confused and your just making me more confused and angry about your stupid fucking rules
>>31041057>So wait, its for getting the same value rolled? Interesting. I actually kinda like that.Nope, they just got ignored because they were the two highest rolls and >>31040703 + >>31040703 posted.
>>31041056>Argh, I'm so angry>Submit before my anger
>>31041092Oh, well that's a shame. Penalizing us for dubs whilst simultaneously encouraging us to roll often woulda been a neat balance.
>>31041098Not angry, just penalizing people for not paying attention.
>>31041092you linked to me twicealso >>31041056>You've been told why several times alreadyThis is the first I've heard of this bullshit, so thanks for that and making it clear I'm not welcome here, I won't bother you or your threads anymore.
>>31041121>This is the first I've heard of this bullshit>>31040968>>31040892>>31020148You will not be missed.
>>31041121Just about every thread he mentions that there's no need to point it out, but if you're really that angry about it, maybe its better you leave. This quest could stand to be a little less high strung.
>>31041151Easy there, Avalon, engaging them almost never ends well.
>>31041166>This quest could stand to be a little less high strung.>OP penalizes rolls due to people pointing out his mistakes.
>>31041215This is because the "you dropped your trip" posts almost always occur as I'm waiting for the timer to tick down from the post I dropped my trip in, so they are literally pointless posts that do nothing but accelerate autosage/bump limit. It got on my nerves, so I told people not to do it. Then they ignored me, so I penalized them.This is not complex.
>>31041215>So instead of calmly pointing out why this might be a bad idea I will rant and rave and talk about how done I am with this quest
>>31041246>This is not complex.No it is not, it is however mindbogglingly stupid as that player your drove away said.Just wait until the QTG gets wind of this...
Rolled 13>>31041371Hey Avalon, you kept your trip
Rolled 36>>31041371I thought you were asking for a tiebreaker vote. My bad.
>>31040828time to point out every time he drops his trip.
>>31041519You pick up a stone, hefting it at the beast, only to watch it rocket into the sky, to land in parts unknown. You barely have time to look back at the beast before Annelin pulls you our of the way of the attack, making the both of you stumble before the creature turns around. Ja'al catches the stone you threw, and lets it fall somewhat - Then casts his spell, rocketing it at the beast. It tries to veer off-course, but slams into its shoulder and dislocates it as Gina charges in. She vanishes into thin air, her armor, equipment, and clothing slumping to the ground and Ja'al calling her name. >Writein (Roll type will be assigned)
>>31042051Attack it from its injured side. Try to get Jaal to focus on the fight, since the sooner it is over, the sooner we can safely look for Gina.
>>31042051Get inside his range, it'll be easier with one arm out. We attack a leg and then it's all downwards.
>>31042051Hey look, you didn't drop your trip this time! Good Job!
>>31042660You dash in with everything you have, slipping under an attack from one arm to get in close. Your shortsword hews through one arm, severing it...>CHAOS EFFECT>ROLL 1D5
Rolled 4What's the worst that could happen
>>31042745ROLL STORED, WRITING
>>31042786How long are you running today?
Rolled 30>>31042745I bet a 5 would have been +1d100 inches to dick area.
>>31042786The arm flies off into the distance, and you grin, reaching out to slice open his belly - when your blade flies off to embed itself into a stone nearby.Along with all the buttons, fasteners, and lacing of your outfit. You have bare seconds to act as the other arm is coming in.>Writein (roll type will be determined)>>31042804Until thread death.
Rolled 73>>31042832Backflip out the way and retrieve our sword.
>>31042832Punch it to death
>>31042832Duck and forward, we still have a dagger before we must withdraw.
>>31042832Either pull our dagger or back off and see if we can retrieve a decent weapon.
>>31042832Duck and roll out of the way.
threads on page 9, thread death won't be long
Rolled 1>>31043047Final update for this weekend, then.>>31042920>>31042900>>31042848>>31042964Diebreaking.
Rolled 26>>31043088Ok then.
>>31043199As apology for poor behavior, I'm extending the limit by four or five seconds to allow this to pass.GHOST MANUEVER CRIT>>31043147>>31043125Writing.
I can't make you a Quest pic, but I can pencilfag.Interpreted beak-head like a smooth helmet head.Interpreted leathers as greek-ish spolas.
>>31043237You dash forward, under his next blow, sliding the dagger between his ribs and kicking him away - only to get a solid punch in the belly, landing heavily on your backas the creature backs away, dagger in chest, bleeding profusely. It's almost dead! You rise, then groan. One of your ribs is lancing in agony, and you can hardly move.== End of Thread==
>>31043390HOLY COW, That Harumda is perfect. It's in fact exactly how he's imagined.
>>31043410>Only help has been Ja'al>It was his first hunt tooTesting us confirmed?