This day just seems to be getting worse. First you have a lady-thief who can't keep her hands to herself, and now you have a rival mafia gang trying to muscle in on Terme's turf. Or, had. After Louie and Charme incapacitated their thugs and decapitated their leader, you can assume this particular group won't be trying anything else today.Tear has disappeared, you assume to inform Terme of what is happening. Louie is dragging the unconscious thugs and dropping them unceremoniously in the gutter. Charme has just about finished cleaning the messy remains of the leader from your shop floor.And it's only just turned midday.[ ]Keep the store open.[ ]Take a break, head into town for lunch.[ ]Take the rest of the day off. (What do you do with the day?)
As promised during the last thread, there is a list of all your stock, equipment and orders now available here:http://pastebin.com/bXzcmA8wMy Twitter is @Loli_Kaleun, and previous threads are on suptg.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Racketeer%20Quest
>>31076607[x]Take a break, head into town for lunch.Good work, underlings!>>31076630>twitter>Be warned I may well be searching for a suitable scene to call hiatus with.wot
Rolled 9>>31076607[ ]Take a break, head into town for lunch.Bring Charme. We need to discuss what exactly she can do and what that is worth to us. And how she got into the dungeons.
Decapitation? Holy shit this quest turned dark
>>31076607>[X]Take a break, head into town for lunch.We also need to have that amulet examined. Do we know anyone who can help us there?
>>31076636>twitterThere's a lot of HAPPENING in my life right now, isn't leaving me with much creative drive.I'd rather call a break for a few weeks than produce lower quality threads if I feel I can't perform.
>>31076607>[X]Take a break, head into town for lunch.GOD DAMN IT MEIN HERRIT'S FIVE IN THE GODDAMN MORNINGI was literally just about to close my browser window and go to bed when I saw the twitter notification.
>>31076654>few weeksWell that hardly counts as a hiatus. Had me worried for a minute.>>31076657>not being 9PM in glorious UTC+10AUSTRAYA BESTRAYA
>>31076663CST BestTOh well, at least I have an excuse to stay up now
Probably a bit early in the morning to expect more votes. Alrighty, writing!
>>31076698'Tis an odd time.Not much warning via twitter, either. Ten hours ago you said 'tomorrow', and then SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER IT'S TIME FOR CAPITALISM.
>>31076607Maybe it would be best to take a break? Getting a change of scenery might do you some good. And at least you won't have to deal with dead people. You hate dealing with dead people. They're always so messy. It's times like this you appreciate being under Mr. Terme's protection, since he'll just send some guys to deal with everything for you."Hey, Louie, wanna go to the market with me for lunch? We can grab some-" He turns pale again. Still shaken from his first kill, you guess. "uh... never mind. Charme, lunch?"The lady thief regards you, excitement dancing in her eyes. "Oh, a lunch date? Count me in!"You switch the store sign to CLOSED, leaving a little note that you're out for lunch. Louie stays in the store, saying he'll watch the thugs and let Tear know where you've gone.As you walk down the tiled stone road to the market, Charme links her arm in yours. A glance upwards gives you the sight of Charme smiling happily to herself.If you had anything to talk to her about, now is probably the best chance you'd get.>Talk about...?>Where do you want to go for lunch?>The market? Good food, rowdy atmosphere.>Town square? You could grab some food to go and find somewhere quiet to sit.>The pub? It's a pub.
>>31076751>The PubI'm sorry, mein herr, I can't. I just can't keep my eyes open. I'll stay awake as long as I can, but I reckon I won't be here for the next decision.
>>31076751>The pub? It's a pub.find a quiet corner
>>31076751>Talk about...?If Recette could get some combat trainingseriously, she'll need it to survive
Rolled 5>>31076751Town Square. More private than it might seem at first. Start of asking how she got into the dungeons. Lead up to asking about what talents she might have other than robbing and stealing. Maybe espionage or assassination?
>>31076751>MarketLoud atmospheres make difficult eavesdropping, and we're not letting her get us drunk yet.
>>31076773I appreciate the effort, Anon! You go get some sleep.I'll try to have less terrible timing for next thread.
>>31076751>The pub? It's a pub.Loosen her tongue with some booze. Hopefully she'll end up using it for more than just talking.
>>31076773>>31076784>taking Charme to the pub. Have fun getting nothing productive done.
>>31076751>The market? Good food, rowdy atmosphere.Maybe find some shit to sell there.>Talk about...?So what have you done during your career?
>Town Square >Employment and NOT stealing from the customers. Knowing her skills is also important. The town square is quieter so it is less likely to have eavesdroppers and we don't need Charme drunk while we talk business.
We need to cange the display window. A large silver candelabrum has no appeal for our potential customers (unless there's a lot of filthy rich peoples around). I vote to replace it by a set of clothes and the iron helmet.
>>31076751"Say... Charme?""Hmm?" Her head tilts lazily to give you her ear."How did you get into the dungeon?""How do you mean?""Well, you didn't get in the normal way, right? You're not an adventurer.""The nerve!" she pouts playfully at you. "I'll have you know I'm a bona fide Adventurer. I got a card and everything.""....eh. EHH?""Yeah. So I just went in through the front door, like a normal person.""B-but you didn't have an invulnerability field!""Oh, I did. I just didn't use it during the fight. Those things are dull! I had it ready to go as soon as that fairy chump left me alone, but then you went and abducted me."You're quiet for a little while as you absorb this information and what it could mean, while Charme grins at your reaction. You're almost to the road junction when you ask your next question."So, if you're an adventurer, that means you've got some skills?""You mean besides my stunning good looks? Well, I know how to shank a berk without him ever even knowing I was there, and I'm alright in a scrap if I need to be. I can usually slip myself into any situation with no-one noticing, and you'll never find someone as smooth with their fingers as me. Pretty good with my tongue, too.""Eh? What do you use your tongue for?"Her grin turns wolfish. "Oh don't worry, you'll see.""A-anyway..." you come to the junction. "I think we can go to the pub for lunch. I heard they serve food." Charme's entire face lights up in glee.
>>31076913You've never been in the pub before, so you have no idea what they server. You decide to let Charme order for you, and the two of you find a quiet spot in the corner furthest from the rowdy men swarming the bar."So, what made you become a thief, Charme?" She shrugs nonchalantly."Oh, this and that. Things happened. You know how it goes, you start with an apple, then you get a taste for things that other people own."She leans across the table, "but enough about me. What about you, Recette?" As she stares deep into your eyes, a barmaid materializes at your side and places two large mugs of frothy yellow liquid on your table.>Try the drink?>Don't drink?>Avoid the question, keep the focus on her?>Let her know some of your past?>Change the subject. Talk business.
>>31076945>Try the drink.Just to see if it's booze. She might have got us apple juice for all we know.>Let her knowAnd by that I mean BLATANT LIES.
>>31076945>Try a very small portion of the drink>Let her know some of your past?The relatively boring bits though. A girl needs some secrets.
>>31076945"What about me?"She needs to ask a specific question to get an answer.Also, >try the drinkBut not too much of it.
>>31076945>Let her know some of your past?Just avoid sensitive details of there are any. Build some trust before going on to business.
>>31076945>>Try the drink?yesseconding >>31076961, give her some harmless answers to questions she asks
>>31076945"What about me?"You take a careful sip of the drink as Charme watches you, letting the liquid swill into your mouth. The bitter taste fills your senses as the faintly bubbling of the liquid plays across your tongue. As your mouth instinctively react, tightening into a grimace, the beauty across from you lets out a warm chuckle. "Don't worry, the taste grows on you!" She demonstrates by knocking back her own mug and downing half the pint in one swig, slamming it back down on the wooden table with a satisfied sigh. "So, what is the history of little Recette? How'd you end up like this?""Hum, there's not much to tell, really." You're not sure how much to tell, so you keep to the basics. "Papa was a little... eccentric with his get-rich-quick schemes. And he always needed some little investment for it. After a while, Mr. Terme ended up saying enough was enough, and Papa should pay him back already, and when he couldn't... well, they made me watch as they lynched him." Charme's features grow dark, and she mumbles an apology. "It's alright though, Mr. Terme looks after me now."Charme gestures at the mug still sitting before you.>Drink more?>Ignore it?>Change line of conversation to..?
>>31077018>Ignore it.>Change line of conversation to adventurer equipmentWhat items does she commonly see dropped in the dungeon, that might be traded among stores?I'm looking for items we can loot and sell without the Guild getting suspicious.
>>31077018>Drink more?Another tiny sip. >Change line of conversation to..?You've been in the dungeon right? Any ideas where we can pick up some particular items for a pint sized customer?
>>31077056Yeah this works. I don't really think getting intoxicated after that tongue remark would be wise at this juncture.
>>31077018Ignore it. You can't handle it anyway, stop trying to look cool. Move on to establishing terms we can do business by. We need talented friends, and she needs...?
>>31077018Maybe see if they can bring you some pub food as well. This was suppose to be lunch after all.
>>31077018>Give it to her, since she seems to like it.>Since he's not here at the moment, you clearly have to ask her opinion on Louie.
>>31077018An uncomfortable silence stretches between the two of you, before you decide to switch the conversation back to business. "So, what sort of stuff do you normally find in the dungeons?""Oh, a bit of everything really. There's some themes to what you'll find depending on where you go, but it's mostly random." She takes another swig. "No way to know until you find it." Her eyes track across your face quickly, "sorry. Wasn't what you wanted to hear?""Oh, I was just curious what sort of things we could pick up without the Guild getting suspicious that we're selling it.""Heh, oh don't worry about that! All you gotta do is be associated with a known adventurer making frequent trips to dungeons and they'll just assume that's where it's all coming from." She finishes her mug in one more gulp, then waves to the barmaid for another pint. You push yours over the table to her instead, but she frowns at you and pushes it back. "Be-besides. The Guild is lazy. They won't bother checking anything unless the Church gets in their business."As you're thinking on this information, the barmaid appears with another pint for Charme. You ask her when the food will be ready, and she tells you it's on the way. Just a little longer. Charme quaffes half the pint in one go again. "So uh, what you're saying is that as long as we're friends and you keep adventuring, I'll be fine?""Yup! An' I can... see us being best friends!"
>>31077160Charme starts to play with the mug before her, a rosy tint coloring her cheeks."So uhm. That would be... really good for me, if we could be friend," you continue, "but then it would only be fair if you get something in return, right? That's just good business! Is there anything that you want that I can give you?"A smile creeps through her slightly flushed features. "Oh, thereshhh def- finitely shumethin' you can give me. And don't worry, it won't cosh you a pix~!">Ask what this thing is?>Ask what she thinks of Louie?>Ask where your food is!
>>31077185>Ask what this thing is?Is it perhaps a knife between the ribs?
>>31077185>Ask what this thing is?
>>31077185>Ask what this thing is?Heh, heh.We really should start regulate Charmes booze intake in the future. She isn't much use to us as a lush.
>>31077185>Ask what this thing is?ib4tear
>>31077185>Ask where your food is!Just a second Charme, FOOD.
"Really? What is this thing...?">Gimme a d10 reaction dice! You get a +1 for being sober!
Rolled 8>>31077244I don't even know if I want high or low!
Rolled 3 + 1>>31077244
Rolled 10>>31077244'You want to stick WHAT where?"
>>31077244What are we going to do on the bed? Oh no, oh no.
>>31077185>>Ask what this thing is?Take a sip of the mug
>>31077256>>31077257Well whatever happens, at least it does so spectacularly!
Rolled 4 + 1Nothing could go wrong
>>31077244>>31077256With a sly grin, she slides around the table to your side. "Uh, Charme?" Her hand snakes up to gently brush your cheek. And suddenly, you know where this is going. You lean back as quickly as you can at the same moment she leans forwards, barely managing to keep your faces apart. She overextends her reach, before collapsing down onto your lap. With a quick shift of your knees, she rolls off you to thump heavily on the floor.A groan of pain from under the table. "Aaaaawww. An' I was shooo closhe..."As you sit yourself back upright, the barmaid finally arrives with you food. Two plates of mashed potato with big thick sausages, slathered in a thick gravy.Simple food, but it looks filling!>Tuck into the food, finish up quick and head back to the store.>Take your time, continue talking to Charme?>Finish up then head to the market?
>>31077334>Take your time, continue talking to Charme?Ask if we need to keep her sober from now on or whether she'll behave.
>>31077334>Take your time, continue talking to Charme?Lay down some ground rules.No drinking on the job.No... what ever the hell that was.No stealing from patrons.If she dose well she gets to sleep in our bed with us, cloths on. Cuddling possible.
>>31077334>Take your time, continue talking to Charme.Mention something about professional relationships.
Rolled 5 + 1>>31077334so was it a good roll or a bad roll?
>>31077334>>Take your time, continue talking to Charme?damnit we should have rolled nothing but 1's
>>31077361With a lower roll, you wouldn't have reacted in time and she'd have shoved her tongue down your throat.Whether that's a good or bad roll is up to you, I guess.
>>31077370that would have been good, which means we rolled bad
Rolled 8>>31077334You know that's EXTRA illegal right?
>>31077370that's not faiiiiirFrom a role-playing perspective, high rolls should give us control of the situation; rolling well should have allowed us to react, but the reaction itself should have been up to the players.
>>31077400good point you raise anon
>>31077400From a role-playing perspective, you rolled for how quickly Recette's natural instinct kicked in. Recette is not an active lesbian, and she was not prepared for the advance. Therefore her natural reaction was to reject it.
>>31077400No, from a mechanical perspective, high rolls should have given us control of the situation. From a roleplaying perspective, we should probably have subsequently reacted exactly as written, because that's the character we're playing at this point.
>>31077400Eh, even as a /u/-fag, anything but dodging would have been stupid.
>>31077400Don't be a slut, anon. Nobody respects sluts.
>>31077416Well we'll have to work on her natural reaction then...
>>31077400>>31077392>>31077368>>31077362Meh, if you want the Charme just go for her. I am somewhat ambivalent regarding lewds with Recette, but would support it if it was fun.
>>31077416So just give us degrees of rejection to choose from.It's a minor quibble, though.
>>31077334You begin to tuck in to the food as Charme brings herself back up from under the table. "...Charme? Are you going to be sensible now?""Aw, c'mon. S'jus a bit o' fun!""Okay. You need some ground rules. First, no more drinking on the job. No more stealing from my customers, ever. And no more... whatever that was supposed to be.""Fine, fine." Charme plonks her head down on the table and sulks at you for some time before poking at her own food and polishing off another pint."What did I just say about drinking?""'S'not a job! I'ss lunch!"You finish up your lunch, feeling particularly satisfied. Charme hasn't finished yet. You've only got a little time left of what would be a reasonable lunch hour.>Leave now without Charme, head to the market.>Leave now without Charme, head back to the store.>Wait for Charme, then head to the market.>Wait for Charme, then head back to the store.>One more topic of conversation available.
>>31077465>Wait for Charme, then head back to the store.Need to make sure she dosen't pass out in a gutter or something.
>>31077465>Wait for Charme, then head back to the store.>Ask her opinion on Louie. Come on, girls need to gossip when the men aren't around!
>>31077465>Wait for Charme, then head back to the store.Ask her why she did... that. If she's into kids, she really shouldn't expect us to protect her if the lawmen come knocking.
>>31077465>Wait for Charme, then head back to the store.We gotta plan a dungeon run to see how she does.
>>31077486The heart wants what the heart want anon!
>>31077465>Wait for Charme, then head back to the store.
>>31077486I would have to second this.
>>31077465You wait patiently for Charme to finish picking through her meal. She leaves most of it, still looking despondent, before you both make ready to leave. On the walk back to the store, she once more links arms with you, and leans heavily into you, her head resting against yours. Though you get the feeling its more for support than... whatever else she's been trying.When the streets around you are mostly clear, you prod Charme with another question. "Are you into kids, then?"She replies in an offended tone, "Wha kinda queshton is that? No, m'not inta kids! An' whasshat implyin' about me? You think I'm old!?" You can see tears pricking at the corners of her eyes as her voice starts to break."No, no no! It's just, well... what even was that back there?"She looks away from you and sulks in silence for the rest of the walk back to the store.Once there, you palm the intoxicated beauty off to Louie, who carries her easily up the stairs to your room.Tear has returned, and you can see her sitting in the back room looking tense, deep in thought.>Open the store.>Go see what's up with Tear.>Other?
>>31077623>Go see what's up with Tear.Poke the fairy.
>>31077623>Go see what's up with Tear.When running a business, information is king. Anything that worries Tear should likely worry us.
>>31077623Awww, poor Charme. Is this what you wanted anons? Is it?! >Go see what's up with Tear.
>>31077623>Go see what's up with Tear.She went to see Terme. We need to know what he's intending to do.
>>31077623>Go see what's up with Tear.
>>31077623>>Go see what's up with Tear.
>>31077623You take a few careful steps into the back room before interrupting her thoughts. "Hey, Tear? What's wrong?""Hmm? Oh, Recette. You're back." A faint flicker of a smile crosses her features before she sets back to her foreboding visage. "I've informed Mr. Terme of the events that transpired this morning. The news was not a revelation to him, apparently the rival group has attempting to move in from the West for some time. However, they've thus far limited themselves to covert operations to disrupt our financial base. This is the first overt action the group has taken against us. From here, our only action can be to attempt to predict when and how they will next act, and prepare contingencies to counter them."The stream of words from her mouth finishes, and you're left with no much more idea of what the problem is than when you asked. "Mr. Terme was very pleased to hear my report of how you handled the situation.""Oh. So it's good then, right?""For us, yes. For now. Anyway, there is little you can do to affect this matter, so don't worry yourself with the details. Suffice to say, we may receive further visits, and Louie may need to be on hand." You nod a few times. "Was there something else you needed from me? Lunch hour is over, perhaps you should open the store.">?
>>31077771Open up the store. Time for money
>>31077771"Watch out for Charme. She can get a bit affectionate."Open the store. There's profit to be made.
>>31077771Open store.Time for profit bitches!
>>31077771seconding >>31077783 & >>31077788
>>31077771You start to move back to the main room, before calling back over your shoulder: "Oh Tear, watch out for Charme. She can get a bit... affectionate." She tilts her head in confusion, but you're already crossing the store to flip the sign.>Mkay, gimme some d6's for customers!
There is only one correct answer here. [X] CAPTIALISM HO MOTHERFUCKERS
Rolled 6>>31077869Don't see how that constitutes a d6 roll.
>>31077836Taking first two rolls! Dubs for superior bonus! Not really.Writing.
>>31077887I swear if it is that damn little girl again...
>>31077913It actually was. So I re-shuffled the random table and picked again.
>>31077913We're not being mean to her any more.Last time was too much already.
>>31077913We should sell herIm sure we'd find a buyer
>>31077927What. You can't sell your customers!
>>31077937Has she bought anything from us yet?
>>31077937Sure we can. We should just make sure she doesn't disappear in any place connected to us.im sure Charme can help with that.
>>31077836The early afternoon drags on. You get a lot of browsers coming in, looking around the store, then leaving, but none approach the counter or look through many items. They all seem a little nonplussed at the selection on offer. Perhaps what they can see from outside the store doesn't reflect what you're selling very well?It's already pushing into the late afternoon by the time you get a bite. The door tinkles open, and you throw out your usual welcoming spiel, though with less enthusiasm than normal, when you notice the familiar face of a middle-aged man. He steps into the store with a lovely looking lady behind him, the blue jemstone necklace you sold him hanging about her neck."Hello, Recette! Thank you for your help with the gift. My wife was so pleased, she insisted on coming in to meet you herself!" The lady beside him flashes you a warm smile.>How do you greet them?
>>31077942You've never given her the chance.>>31077944I'm sure she can.
>>31077952Huzzah! We can sell slaves!What is this world's stance on slavery, actually?
>>31077960Highly illegal.But when has that stopped you?
>>31077947Endearingly cute and polite
>>31077947Maximum politeness. Compliment her on finding such a fine catch for a husband.
>>31077965Just out of curiosity I'd like to ask Mr Therme about it directly. Just to see if it's a risk worth taking. What does the rest of /tg/ think?
>>31077975I'll second this.
>>31077947"Oh, you're welcome sir! I'm glad your wife liked it!" You turn to face her directly, "and may I say ma'am, a fine catch of a husband! I really didn't do much. He has great taste in gifts!"The man blushes at the comments, while his wife's smile is tweaked ever so slightly wider."Yes, he certainly does. I must say I'm surprised you have such a sparse selection, seeing as you had such a beautiful necklace for sale.""We've only just opened for business you see," you explain to her, "so I haven't had time to get a large selection in. If you have something you need though, please feel free to leave an order with me and I'll see what I can do!"She smiles serenely at you. "Thank you, dear. There isn't anything in particular I'd like just now. Though I would be interested in seeing some of these finer clothes you have.">Offer to let her try on the clothes?>Show her around the clothing you have?>Do nothing?>Offer your opinion on fashion?>Say nothing?>Other?
>>31078046>Show her around the clothing you have>Say nothing until you have an idea of what HER opinions on fashion are, and only things which complement it
>>31078046>Show her around the clothing you have?As a street urchin we probably know next-to-nothing about fashion, beyond OH GOD THE COLOURS IT BURNS.
>>31078046 >Show her around the clothing you have?>offer opinion on fashion.>something that goes well with the necklace
>>31078046You step around the counter and take look through some of the clothing that you have available. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the clothing provided by Tear's contacts is for men., and the one you do find fit for a woman is of rather simple quality. The lady doesn't seem too impressed when you show it off. Thinking quickly, you take your leave and rush upstairs to the bedroom, passing Charme snoring on your bed to get to the wardrobe of the house's previous owner.Inside is a rather nice set of clothes. Most of them in silk, a few in cotton and wool. Yes! This is definitely more like it!You pull a couple out and head back down to her. She looks across the selection with a keen eye, picking out a few details like the quality of the stitch and the fine weave of the material. You honestly have no idea what she's talking about, but nod along listening intently.After some time, she finally asks you your opinion. "Hmm, what do you think, Recette? This blue silk is lovely. But the embroidered sleeves of this green wool are fabulous.">The blue silk. It matches your necklace!>The green wool. Fine embroidery is hard to come by!
>>31078277>I think the blue silk matches your necklace rather well. But why not ask your husband's opinion?
>>31078277>>The blue silk. It matches your necklace!
>>31078277"Well, the blue silk matches your necklace, don't you think?""Oh, so it does." She holds the dress up to her chest, turning to show her husband. They share a look, and the husband nods. She turns back to you. "Yes, I think I shall take it. May I try it on?"You let the lady use one of your back rooms as a makeshift changing room as you try to haggle out a price with the husband.From what you know from the Guildmaster's explanations, something silk like this should be worth around two to four thousand pix. Higher quality gets a higher price, but it's generally dependent on how much a person is willing to spend on clothing and whether they think it is of high quality.>Base 3,000pix. How much do you charge?
>>310783784000 it goes with the necklace after all
>>310783782500 with the repeat customer bonus.
>>310783783750, with 3350 as the lowest price we will accept
>>310783784000, but we'll knock 250 off since it really does go well with that necklace. Lowest we'll haggle to after that is 3500.
>>310783783200, down from 35.Remember, build customer loyalty.
>>31078378You quickly try to think about the pros and cons of different offers, then decide to start high. "The dress would normally be worth about 4,000 pix, sir. But as you're a returning customer, does 3,750 sound acceptable?""That much? Gosh, it sounds rather steep for a single dress.""It's the quality of the fabric you see, sir. It really is a fine dress. Hmm, since it matches the necklace so well, how about I lower the price to 3,500?""I-I'm really not sure. I agree that it looked good, but... perhaps we should wait for my wife to finish changing?">Press him to fix a price now?>Wait for his wife to help him barter?
>>31078459>Wait for his wife to help him barter?
>>31078459>Wait for his wife to help him barter?aaaa way too high
>>31078459>Wait for his wife to help him barter?If she likes it, we should be golden.
>>31078459"sir I am sure that seeing your beautiful wife in it will be all I need to convince of its value.
>>31078459"ohhh alright, 3400."
>>31078459If you wish, sir, but if we close this deal now you can tell her it was even more expensive. Surely she would be grateful for such an extravagant gift if you get my meaning.
>>31078512nooooo women hate being irresponsible with money
>>31078459>dropping the price twice in one breathDammit girl.>Wait for his wife.Men just don't get dresses.
>>31078459"Sir, I am sure that seeing your beautiful wife in it will be all I need to convince you of its value." You smile knowingly at him, then sit back on your chair and wait for your victory.After a few more minutes, his wife emerges from the back room. If you hadn't been so set on holding your poker face for the negotiations, your jaw would've hit the floor. Your customer's does. The dress silk flows behind her as she strides into the room, head held high. The cut of the dress, slipping down from the shoulders, perfectly frames the blue gem at her throat, giving it the impression of shining even brighter.For a moment, you're almost overcome with the compulsion to curtsy the royalty passing through your store."I'll take it," the man says without a second thought. "3,750 right? Here." He places the money on the counter without looking, before taking his wife's hand and placing a gentle kiss on her fingers. "My Lady."The wife throws a radiant smile your way with some heart-felt words of thanks, before being led from the store.That went pretty well, you feel!
>>31078568aw yissmad dosh
>>31078568Fuck yeah.Hey and dont we have some merchandise we haven't gotten around to putting on display? If so, we should do that soon.
>>31078568The rest of the afternoon goes by in a blur. Once again, you get no real customers, just a number of browsers. Soon enough, evening is setting in. You go ahead and close up the store, before trying to decide what to do with the rest of the evening.>Reorganize your stock layout? See current layout here: http://pastebin.com/bXzcmA8w>Call it a night, go to bed early.>Take some time to talk to the others? (Talk to who about what?)>You may choose several options.
>>31078615Yeah, and change around the front windows.
>1x Golden Amulet with an unknown runeWe should find out what the rune does
>>31078622Get that candelabrum out of the window, replace it with a candlestick, clothes, and the helmet, if we've got the space.
>>31078622Ask Therme about slave trade. If he isn't in the business already then we sure as hell shouldn't be either, but otherwise...
>>31078622what stops us putting everything on display?
>>31078622Yeah lets switch out the items in the window display I think.>>31078644 This might work, though I was thinking of sticking that popular charm in there, since its you know. Popular.
>>31078622Window Display(in order of importance)-Large Silver Candelabrum-Highest quality Men's clothes we have-Popular Charm-LongswordDisplay:Get more clothes in there
>>31078662Because it would look fucking retarded?
>>31078652Im kinda hesitant to get into slavery to be honest. Kinda dosen't go with the whole "Capitalism Ho!" deal.
>>31078669Did you miss the part before where people were put off by the disparity between the window items and the rest of the store?You're making that worse.
>>31078682So how are we gonna get rid of those clothes and statues?Or does the Candelabrum not count as a statue?
>>31078662Store would be too cluttered then.>>31078669I can get behind this.
Note:Certain items, like obviously magical ones, may attract the attentions of passing clergy, since you are licensed to neither own nor sell magical artifacts. However, they will also attract customers interested in acquiring magical items from a non-clergy source.Other selections of your goods have questionable origins. Leaving them on display has a small chance of attracting the wrong sort of attention.Leaving things hidden will get you no attraction from either the authorities or customers.Also, there is a limit to the size of your store/window space. There is no limit to the size of your hidden stock, though you can also specify which of the hidden stock should be easily accessible, e.g. small magical items behind/below the counter.
>>31077947>Perhaps what they can see from outside the store doesn't reflect what you're selling very well?guys, I said it before, but i'll repeat it: We got a huge silver candelabrum in our window display. We need to put something that correspod more with the rest of our merchandise. I propose to put a set of clothes and the iron helmet instead
>>31078669Fine by me
>>31078744Does the candelabrum count as the same type as statues? If not, we can take it off the window but keep it on display.
>>31078744Let's just get rid of the candelabrum.
Eh trivia dudes got a point. More clothes isn't a bad thing. Can't make lots of money but we can make something.
>>31078665Whoops. Thats what you get when your job involves thermodynamic engineering.>>31078676Seems pretty capitalistic to me. Not very humanitarian though.
>>31078669there's just the candelabrum that takes space and doesn't go with anything. Can we turn the shop into a pawn shop?
Consensus appears to be Window Display: Longsword, Iron Helmet, Popular charm, men's clothing.Overall effect of the store would be to appear to stock equipment for the tough, adventurous (but not TOO adventurous) types out there!
>>31078799Works for me. We can get rid of the statues later, I suppose. Popular charm opens up possibility for selling magical goods without seeming shady.
>>31078791The concept of self ownership is vital to capitalism as it is from that idea that property ownership is derived.
>>31078791We need them adventurers for loot and protection.Less able slaves, well...don't want to make Louie hate us, and SOMEONE needs to git gud at fusing. After all, who says we can't own the line of production?
>>31078799Good effect. Give us access to various custommers. But I wonder if we won't offset the possibility of some more regular custommers. Perhaps we should add some women's clothing,?I think a pawn shop would be a sound business choice. Maybe later?
>>31078825true, but Recette is pretty much a slave right know, so self-ownership is out of the window
>>31078825Pre-civil war USA seems to disagree.Self-ownership only goes for humans, not slaves.
Would much rather not deal with slaves personally. Probably worse consequences than drug peddling or selling stolen items.
>>31078622You take a few moments to rearrange the stock you have on display. Hopefully you'll have better luck attracting customers who are likely to buy something tomorrow!>http://pastebin.com/D3j9sKkDYou suppress a yawn as the clock tower chimes out the hour. You're surprised to realize just how late it's gotten as you count the chimes. You can still get a nice, long lie-in tomorrow though if you go to bed now!>Go straight to bed>Take some time to talk to the others? (Talk to who about what?)
>>31078892>>Take some time to talk to the others? (Talk to who about what?)Thank Louie. Give the dog a bone.
>>31078892Supporting this:>>31078907Followed by bed.Now for the big question: Do we kick Charme off our bed or let her sleep next to us as an apology hurting her feelings earlier.
>>31078892>>Take some time to talk to the others? (Talk to who about what?)Louie about his kill. Tell him that we are grateful and if he wants to talk we will be there.
>>31078866The reason why capitalism need self-ownership is because slaves can't own anything, and so can't buy anything. The pre-civil war southern states were poorer and less technologically advanced than the northern because a large part of their populations were slaves who didn't participate to the economy (other than as means of production, that is), while in the North everyone had to be part of the consumer society.
Okay, got a few hours of sleep, lets see what I>charme goes full /yl/welp
>>31078918>>31078907These work. I really hate posting from a phone.
>>31078952It's canon taken from the game. Should've seen it coming.
>>31078919supporting this.>>31078918>big questionI say we let her sleep in our bed if she's here. No reason to be mean. I let up to you if we sleep next to her or find another place.
>>31078974Uh huh.Maybe I should actually finish the damn game sometime or another...
>>31078980No harm in sharing your bed with your big sis. That's what she is now and she should be informed of that.
Just caught up to this quest and just wow.Chapters 3 and 4 were enjoyable.And you get to accidentally kill people as the little girl, too. Today, prohibited magical items, tomorrow, slavery.
>>31078999Oh god that sounds funny. The look on her face would be glorious.
>>31078892You glance around and note that Louie is also still awake in the back room, sat glumly in your comfy chair. You suppress the urge to kick him out of it, instead walking past him to the kitchen to the scraps from last night's meal. You step back into the room with him and drop a bone into his lap."Ah, what the-" he jumps, knocking the bone to the floor. "What the hell, Recette?""I'm sorry! It was supposed to be a joke!" He sighs, shaking his head as he shrugs it off."What is it, did you need something?""N-not really, I just wanted to... thank you. For today. And about the... that guy. Listen, I-"He cuts you off. "Don't worry about it. He came in looking for a fight. He was armed, he started it and he was trying to hurt you. So, it was okay to kill him." His certain expression fades by just a fraction. "At least, that's what I'm telling myself.""Well, I'm thankful, Louie. Really. You saved me. And if you ever want to talk about it, I'm right here.""...Thanks, Recette." He nods his thanks at you, but stays in his seat, clearly indicating that he's not done thinking about it, but doesn't need your ear just yet. You leave him to it, and head upstairs.Charme is still asleep on your bed, though she's stopped snoring, and is instead sleeping peacefully- your pillow wrapped tightly in her arms. Tear is asleep in her cot, and Louie's mattress is still on the floor beside the bed.>Sleeping arrangements?
>>31078999Aren't you worried about sending mixed signals?Tsundere Recette...I didn't think I'd live to see this
>>31079041Remove pillow, insert Recette. Have something funny to say about being ruined for marriage when Charme wakes up snuggling you.
>>31079041Sleep in your own bed. Charme probably isn't going to wake up anyways.
>>31079060why nottoo sleepy to care
>>31079041seconding the remove pillow insert Recette bit in >>31079060
>>31079041>>31079060Aww yiis, seconding this.Light hearted hijinx to end the day of blood spillage.
>>31079041By this point, you're too sleepy to think things through. You walk around to your side of the bed and plomf down next to Charme, still fully clothed. You slip your shoes off and roll under the covers, pulling your pillow from Charme's grasp and quickly slipping into a restful sleep.
And that's it for this week, folks.I've got like, 10 minutes before I gotta head off. I should be back on to linger for the rest of the thread life in just over an hour.As always, feel free to use the rest of the thread for discussion, and I'll try to answer any questions you have.As far as the "hiatus" goes, I feel this will be a good enough place to leave it if I need to take a few weeks off. Hopefully that won't be the case.Thanks for the fun, everyone. Hope to see you next time!
>>31079133ça peut être la Recette du succès, je suppose
>>31079157Thanks for the run. I hope you don't have to put the quest on hiatus since it is a lot of fun.
>>31079157See you around!
>>31079171>le RecetteI giggled.
>>31079157Thanks for running Herr. Hope you don't take too long away.
>>31079157Dungeon adventure soon? Still have to fetch Caillou's orders. With Louie's condition, Charme could fill out for him.Have a great week, OP. This quest is very fun, I hope the hiatus won't be too long.
>>31079219I'm thinking Louie, Charme and Monk guy will let us steam through the dungeons, find lost spearlady, and get Caillou's stuff.
Sorry to nag you, but does anyone like the pawn shop idea?
>>31079559In the video game, your shop is a pawn shop to the extent that you DO buy things off of customers who come in needing quick money, but it's only a small part of your business. In this world, well, I'm not really sure how to communicate that we're also willing to buy your shit other than by simply being an item shop. Which we already are.
>>31079706well, pawning imply you basically loan the guy money with the item as guarantee. If he doesn't pay back during the time agreed beforehand, you can sell it.So people give you items like family heirlooms or other curios than the owners don't want to sell, but have to., with the hope they'll manage to pay back on time.And since the guy is often desperate, and the most rutheless pawn shop owner is still one step better than loan sharks (you just take their stuff, not their lives) you can get pretty good price on items.
>>31080343As someone said on last thread, hope, even foolish hope, is a powerful motivator. So as long as you promise the *may* have it back, you can charge whatever you like.That is, if you're a greedy asshole. Many pawn shop owners are just people doing a business, not jerks who make their profit from other people's desperation. But Recette here doesn't have that much moral when it come to win money (or at least, that what I gather)
I have absolutely no objections to enabling pawn broken mechanics. I shall see about setting up some simple rules for it.If there is drive for it among the players, feel free to suggest it as a conversation topic to Tear, and I will work from there.The same deal with slave trading. Heck, you could start a brothel if you like. If you guys want to do it, I will work it into the quest.Though bear in mind that I will also attempt to find a way to make profitable actions include some form of risk.
>>31080528Slave trade is a shitty business for us, in my opinion, so many problems with no neat and tidy solution. For example, our supply. Where would we get them? Kidnapping people locally would get you in the searchlights so fast you'll be shitting spetznas for a month, importing them is only slightly safer but also expensive. Then you'd also have to store them, which takes up a lot more room than normal stock, plus they need food, water, and so on. And then when you're finally selling one, any given buyer could be undercover law enforcement. Even at extreme price levels, that's still a bad business.And brothels are too lewd.
>>31077947>non·plussed>nänˈpləst/>adjective>(of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react.It's cool though most people don't know the difference
>>31080819Which is exactly how they are reacting because our window doesn't match our shop inventory.
>>31080794I figured we'd only abduct and sell off the jew loli and that would be as far as we go in the slave trading business.
>>31080903Or we could avoid being complete scum?I mean, I would like for Recette to keep some kind of basic human decency.
>>31080903Anon... There's more than one of her.And in either case, that's the wrong response. I pointed out in a different thread that the correct response is to put away the irrational hateboner for the little girl and befriend the shit out of her so that she will act like an extension of our own loli power, convincing people of how Recettear is the greatest shop ever simply because she loves us that much.
>>31081011I think I know how this problem could be done once we have sufficient revenue.Offer candy at excellent discounts to little girls who can bring 'a parent' to the store. However, don't even bother to check if they're the parents. They'll have to buy something of decent value, like food, so they don't feel like they're pointlessly buying things to get the discount and we can raise customer relations as the rumors from little girls spread throughout the city about a shop that nearly gives away candy as long as you come in with an adult.Suddenly loads of little girls coming in bringing random customers all for some cheap candy.If we want to get extremely dark, like What The Fuck Recette, the customer can buy some special candy that's causes drowsiness and memory loss that looks and tastes exactly the same as the normal candy that's given away. I wonder how far down the rabbit hole we'll go in this quest. I'm looking forward to it.
>>31081247Pretty far I'd wagerPeople were hoping the 10 meant Charme would straight up mouth rape Recette
>>31081484I wonder if her drunken lesbianism is probably why she's on the run from her kingdom. The cliche rebellious princess doesn't want to go through with a political marriage, I wager.
>>31081583...Charme is a princess? Fuck, I think I need to actually finish this game fore I read any more threads.
>>31081593>>31081607It's speculation based on ingame dialogue. It's neither confirmed or relevant to anything resembling plot, so don't worry too much about it.The evidence in favor of the evidence basically is (spoiler tags aren't actually for fun here, if you don't want to know, don't read it) the following, copied straight from the wiki because I'm lazy: The game mentioned about an incident in a country that is known for its wine also indicating its princess. Charme is trying to get the book "Booze of the world". (Possibly trying to get information of her country) Nagi commenting on Charme's refined way of eating, followed by Charme thinking about sharpness of Nagi's perception. An event at the pub about soldiers looking for a princess and Charme is trying to hide it out. She implies she is stuck in a web of lies to Tear
>>31081008>basic human decencyWhat board do you think we're on?
>>31081747Spoiler tags for actual spoilers? What has this world come to?Thanks though, will play the game before I mouse over those
>>31080528as long as we follow the rules what could go wrong?http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition
>>31081593The game has been out for over three years now.On that note, Aeris dies. Spike dies. Hughes dies.I'm somewhat concerned about how we'll handle Tielle when we get to that point. It took a miraculous amount of kindness for Recette to do what she did then. I guess it can be handled similarly to how Arma's scene went, fully automated to copy the game itself. But... It's incredibly out of character for the established characters of Tear and Recette in this quest. She's also the only ranged character in the game if you don't count Arma's shitty weapon selection gimmick.
>>31081997Fuck you, I just learned about it from Kaleun
>>31081997no one really knows if spike is dead or not the dude that Cowboy Bebop said so
>>31082059Let's be real here, Spike died
>>31082129Shut up man I don't wanna carry this weight.
>>31082129I agree just wanted to say since in canon he is in this dead/not-dead state
>>31081747I knew that, but not everyone has played the game.
>>31081997That's true for popular shit but this isn't popular at all. It's niche as all hell.
>>31082565It's not very niche on 4chan.
>>31081794you, sir, is a connaisseur