Ah, back in the swing of things. Feels good, doesn't it?Archives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Raildexhttp://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/username/EsperQuestQM/type/op/order/ascTwitter: https://twitter.com/EsperQuestQM I think it's about time learned some plot things, eh? Your jaw clenches even as your new fists do. You're drawing a good few stares- it isn't surprising, considering you're an obviously-angry middle-school girl with glossy-black arms and legs that are very clearly prosthetic. The stares are doubly unsurprising, if one considers the fact that you're sitting in the waiting room of a hospital. Your new arms are impressive, you must admit, but they sicken you at the moment. They sicken you because your “mother” “gave” them to you.And, while you were out, she used the members of your gang for her experiments.You always knew the bitch was crazy- she tore one of your legs off the first time you asked if you were supposed to have a surname- but you never thought she was a liar. So, when she told you that the gas she was developing would empower espers, you assumed that was that.When she said you'd see your friends again, you assumed that was that.In a way, she never really 'lied' to you, per se. She just neglected to tell you that her precious “Paradigm Shift” project would drive espers insane, failed to mention that you'd see your gang again... in the hospital.Your gang was a gang of espers whose abilities had... limitations. Downsides, like needing an object to be airborne in order to use telekinesis on it, or being unable to use Electromaster powers without something providing an electric current. There are twenty or so of them, and you care for each and every one.
It makes sense, in a way. That bitch who calls herself your mother things espers are the next stage in human evolution, so performing her experiments on espers who she considers too weak to be allowed to live is only logical: if it worked, she'd make their existences worthwhile (in her eyes, at least); if it failed, she'd be rid of a few more undesirables.The doctor who looks kinda like a frog walks up to you and hands you a clipboard. You flip through the pages, scanning each one with eyes starved for good news.They're all the same. They're all losing their minds, even as their central nervous systems deteriorate.If you were to try and find a bright side, it would be that this doctor seems to have managed to stabilize them- if the medical jargon you're reading means what you think it means, he might even have a method in mind to repair the damage your mother's gas has done. But they're still irredeemably insane.…You are Fate, a genetically-engineered, cybernetically-enhanced Level 3 (Tactile) Fulgurkineticist of your insane mother's own design, and you're feeling something that could most certainly be called 'righteous fury'.You move your hand to rest on the minimized form of Bardiche, the technological marvel of a battle-axe that your so-called mother was foolish enough to give you, and a thought occurs to you.“Mother” always used your friends as leverage to force you to do what she wanted... and now she's gone and broken them. Is she stupid, or just too crazy to realize what she's done? Or does she not consider you a threat worthy of her attention? Is her project almost finished, to the point where she no longer needs you to do her dirty work and no longer believes you capable of stopping her?As you sit and fume and contemplate and try not to cry, the room slowly-but-surely empties.>[Roll 2d4 for 'random' plot encounter shenanigans!]
Rolled 2, 3 = 5>>33916589Well, sounds like some righteous murder is called for. Or possibly righteous attempted murder followed by speachifying and arrests if our main protagonist gets involved.
>>33916750Oh-ho!I quite like that result.
Rolled 3, 2 = 5>>33916589Holy crap, I didn't think Fate could get any more broken than in canon but I think you did it. Is Akari going to have to sub in for Nanoha?
You don't even notice the fluffiness pressed against you at first- your legs are completely devoid of nerves, after all, and the only parts of your prostheses that have tactile sensation are your hands- it is only when the creature hops up into your lap and onto the remaining flesh-and-blood portions of your legs (your prostheses start a couple of inches above the knee) that you notice it.It has soulless red eyes, odd fluffy things protruding from its ears, and an absurdly poofy tail.You're wondering when they started letting freaky cat-things into hospitals when a voice resonates clearly through your mind. [Hello, Fate. Would you like to save your friends?]You stare at it.That fucking cat-thing just talked.No, there was no speech involved.This is far, far worse.That cat-thing just communicated with you by means of FUCKING TELEPATHY.Regardless, you might as well humor it, right? After all, it's sitting in your lap, and they don't call your ability 'Tactile Fulgurkinesis' for nothing- if it tries anything funny, you'll fry it up like a bizarre stereotype.You nod. Obviously, you want to save your friends.[Good! I thought you might. I have come to the understanding that humans will go to absurd lengths to preserve the well-being of those they care for.] It tilts its head at you. [You may call me Kyuubey.]You narrow your eyes. “Cut to the chase. How can I save them?”[Well, when you put it that way, /you/ can't. However, granting such a wish is easily within my capabilities. All I ask in exchange is that you make a contract with me and help me save the universe!]… Somehow, the combination of beginning that last sentence with “All I ask” and ending it with “save the universe” triggers a few alarm bells in your mind.…
You poke a finger into its forehead. “Details. Now. What kind of contract are we talking, here, and how the hell am I supposed to help you 'save the universe'?” You weren't even aware the universe needed saving, after all. How can you save something if you don't even know it needs to be saved?[All that making a contract with me entails is allowing me to separate your mind from your body, place it in a much more efficient crystalline vessel that will improve your power significantly, and then doing your best to befriend a girl named Takamichi Akari!]You blink. What? The concept of an artificial container for your mind doesn't much concern you, given a good portion of you is artificial in the first place, but what the hell kinda deal is that? Is this Takamichi chick some sort of socially inept freak with universe-saving powers or something?Kyuubey answers your questions before you manage to figure out words to ask them with. [My race wishes to prevent the Heat Death of the Universe by overcoming Entropy. Takamichi Akari is the subject of a human project called “Sol Aeternam,” which aims to duplicate Takamichi Akari's ability in order to sustain stars indefinitely. Thus, we wish to ensure this project's success. However, there are innumerable variables that could undermine her progression and doom the universe to its eventual demise.]…
>>33916826No way in hell, Fate's desperate but not dumb. Who's to say he's not just like Mother? (Unless this is backstory, in which case feel free to ignore me)
So, he's gonna put you in a rock, beef up your powers, heal your friends, and work towards saving everything that is/was/will be... and all you've gotta do is agree and hang out with some girl?[That's the gist of it, yes. However, I should warn you that your Psi-stone will, for all intents and purposes, be a second 'brain', albeit one that doesn't have to waste processing power on maintaining biological functions. Your body and your original brain will adapt to being freed the burden of supporting your intellectual mind over time- this will likely lead to a huge increase in efficiency across the board. If your Psi-stone is destroyed, though, you'll die just like you would if someone were to smash your face with a big rock right now.]Hm.Breaking your new brain will be something to avoid.That's pretty intuitive, really.…>“Where do I sign?”>“Is there anything else I should know?”>“I have a question...” (Write-in)
>>33916913>“Is there anything else I should know?”
>>33916913>“Is there anything else I should know?”If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
>>33916913>“Is there anything else I should know?”On the meta side I don't want to do this, even with Mami still around, on the other hand, it doesn't actually sound too bad IC, though a little suspicion is warranted.
>>33916913>“I have a question...”How tough is my Psi-stone going to be? What weaknesses does it have, can someone else control it or attack it? What exactly can you do for my friends anyway?
>>33916913>“I have a question...” (Write-in)Are there any side-effects of being in a Psi-stone, if we need to do anything to fuel/maintain the stone, if he's made contracts with others, and if so how many.
>>33916913>“Where do I sign?”Hahaha!
>>33916928>>33916944>>33916971>>33916989>Anything else?>>33916973>>33917006>Also, what about ___>>33917015>AWWW YEAH CONTRACT TIMELooks like Fate-chan knows that KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!Alrighty! WRITING!
Hmm. Seems too good to be true. You decide to grill the cute little bastard for things 'hidden in the fine print'. “Is there anything else I should know? What's being a Psi-stone like, anyways? Are they fragile? Have you done this before? Does it make me vulnerable to mind-control or something?” You frown. “Also, how are you going to help them, anyways?”Kyuubey tilts his head. [You're very thorough, and hesitant to trust me. That's good. Takamichi Akari is a clever enough girl, and very smart for a human, but she is also very... good.] He un-tilts his head and continues, [Thinking too many overly-lewd thoughts could result in your Psi-stone being dirtied, I suppose, but that's something that's rather easily fixed- all you need to do is 'vent' your inappropriate thoughts through inappropriate actions. I doubt you'll be needing to do that anytime soon. Additionally, if your body is separated from your Psi-stone by more than a few hundred meters, you'll experience significant... lag, in the actions of your body, as the signals your Psi-stone will send are rather complex.][I can't say what being a Psi-stone is like, because I have never experienced it before. My species does not have the capacity for psionic power development, as we are- like most species we've encountered thus far- incapable of irrational thought. Psi-stones are actually very sturdy, on the order of quartz or perhaps even diamond. They /can/ be repaired, but to do so is to perform brain surgery on a super-compact crystalline structure, so there are no guarantees there- the only things you can expect to break your Psi-stone are deliberate attempts to do so, or at least deliberate attempts on your life.]
>>33917618>Thinking too many overly-lewd thoughts could result in your Psi-stone being dirtied, I suppose, but that's something that's rather easily fixed- all you need to do is 'vent' your inappropriate thoughts through inappropriate actions. Too lewd!
His ears twitch twice, and he wiggles his fluffy white body in a way that almost makes it look like he's uncomfortable. [I have been working with a group of human scientists on a project they call “Reality Override” for quite some time now, forming contracts with espers in exchange for their assistance in ensuring the success of Sol Aeternam as I now am with you. They seem to be very interested in the formation of Psi-stones, which they seem to believe will enable humanity to reach new heights or some-such. I have formed several contracts, now. All of my contractees are alive and well, if that's what you're afraid of- though one of them seems to have become an alcoholic once more, and another has some excessive lewdness that she struggles to vent properly.]He pauses, as if contemplating something, and chases his tail -once, twice, three times- before settling on your lap once more. [Considering the methodology of most mind-affecting esper abilities, I daresay your Psi-stone would give you a huge advantage over them- most seem to affect either the firing of neurons or the chemistry of the brain, so having your mind stored in a Psi-stone, which has none of those things, means you should be invulnerable to most “mind-control” powers.][As for how I can help your comrades, I offer you a quote from a human scholar: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Suffice it to say that my species is so far advanced that our primary concern is currently the prevention of the Heat Death of the Universe. Repairing the neural degradation caused by the one who constructed you and calls herself your 'mother' should be child's play.]>Seems good! Make a contract!>Why does this Akari girl need this protection?>Wait, what about... (Write-in, in case there's something I missed)
>>33917726>Why does this Akari girl need this protection?He still hasn't explained the key element to all of this.
>>33917618>very sturdy, on the order of quartzOh, a cheap rock that easily fractures/shatters if dropped from a height of about two meters.Might as well be made of window glass
>>33917726>Seems good! Make a contract! I'm tempted to say No, just because, but I also want to get back into Akaris PoV, so I might as well.
>>33917726>Why does this Akari girl need this protection?If she's so powerful, why do you need me?>Wait, what about...Is the process reversible? If not, what would my predicted lifespan be? Are there any detrimental side-effects you left out?
>>33917726>Why does this Akari girl need this protection?>Seems good! Make a contract!
>>33917726>has some excessive lewdness that she struggles to vent properlyCalling it now, it's Akane.
>>33917726>>Why does this Akari girl need this protection?
>>33917726>Wait, what about...What will happen to my powers? You said they would be improved, but what exactly do you mean by that?
>>33917795It's plenty sturdy, anon. I'm not a geologist! I'm doing like the real Raildex and saying impressive/cool-sounding things! You're looking at the fluff, when what you should actually be considering is the 'it ain't gonna break unless someone hits it with lethal force' bit.>>33917794>>33917834>>33917858>>33917908>Tell me about the client...>>33917829>>33917858Contrato!>>33917834>>33917922>What about my powers and my lifespan? Are there any side-effects? Okay, writing!
>>33918060To be fair, Quarz is very hard. Its just also brittle as hell.
“Wait, you said it'd be as sturdy as quartz? How sturdy is that, anyways? I mean, I know it's a 9 on the hardness scale, but-”[I am neither a geologist nor an Earth-geologist. I merely wished to use familiar-sounding terms in order to simplify my explanation. If you'd like, I could attempt to explain the formation of a crystal lattice that provides pathways for human cognition...?]You wave your hands in front of the catlike creature. “No, no, that won't be necessary.” You didn't come for a geo-lecture. “Are there any side-effects I need to worry about? What's my predicted life-span if I go through with this?”[Other than the ones I mentioned earlier, the only side-effects I can foresee are positive ones- your brain and body becoming more efficient as time goes on, the formation of redundancies in your original brain to ensure proper functioning, an increase in your body's ability to repair itself and metabolize, and so on and so forth.] Kyuubey flicks his tail across your legs and thinks for a moment.[I have not been able to record data on the actual lifespans of previous contractees, as they have all taken place within the past few years. However, there is nothing that indicates that your life will be shortened at all as a result of Psi-stone formation, and there are multiple indications that your life will be prolonged significantly, on account of the improvements in your body. The Psi-stone itself will never expire, and it wouldn't be too much of an extension of the imagination to think that you'd be able to will a new one into existence by the time such things became a concern.]… Will a new body into existence? You just shock things...
“What kind of improvements in my powers are we looking at, here?”[Well, the formation of a Psi-stone makes the creation of a Personal Reality much easier, and allows you to perform calculations without also having to maintain bodily functions at the same time. Your output will be the first change, as it will increase drastically. After that, your powers will expand and become less and less limited as time goes on. Eventually, you may become a true psion, able to bend reality to your will as you please.]… Sick. You can definitely get into that. One thing still bothers you, though.“You said there would be 'innumerable' things trying to stop this Takamichi girl from doing her thing. Why? And what kinds of things are we talking, here?”[It is difficult to say. The woman who calls herself your mother, for example, or perhaps those who do not wish to see more Level 5 espers in this world. There are also things that my species has yet to explain in play, here, things that you could call 'magic'. The odds stacked against Takamichi Akari are impossible to calculate at this time, I'm afraid, but I fear they may be dire indeed.]“And what do you want me to do about it?”[Simple. I want you to be her friend, like I said before.] He turns to look at the clipboard that doctor left. [You've already shown that you'll do anything to protect those you care for, after all, and these ones will need to remain in captivity for some time while their central nervous systems undergo reconstruction and reconfiguration.]You frown. “Reconfiguration?”[Oh. I apologize for misunderstanding. I merely assumed that you wished them cured of their mental instabilities-]“No, nevermind, I thought you might've meant something else.”[I see. You humans /are/ prone to misunderstandings, after all.] He spins again. [Well? Would you like to make a contract?]
>Yes.>No.>Oh, I almost forgot to ask you... (Write-in, you'll need a majority for this one because I'm getting tired of writing Kyuubey-speak)
>>33918717>Yes.I'm sure there's a catch we're missing somewhere, but IC it's the reasonable thing to do at this point and we've at least ensured that a few people will get new leases on life out of this. The "cleansing lewdness" mechanic kind of worries me though.
>>33918717>Yes.Fine, fine. Fucking cat.
>>33918717>Yes.It's the reasonable thing to do, there's going to be fallout and downsides from this, but we'll burn that bridge when we get to it.
>>33918746>>33918756>>33918784>>33918839>>33918879>>33918936>SURE! Kyuubey's being honest. It's a lot less bad-sounding when he doesn't need to rip out your soul and let you become sad and die to save the universe, yeah? Incubators are some of the most genuinely 'benevolent' beings in this universe, really.
>>33918962>spoilersI won't believe your lies!
>>33918996https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnHmskwqCCQFine! Have some mood music while I write!JUST LISTEN TO ALL THOSE EDGES.
>>33918962>That spoilerIncubator pls.
>>33918695I dunno, will Akari even be able to handle having a friend that isn't Mato?
>>33919037Will Mato be able to handle Akari having a friend who isn't her?
>Mato>FateI'm detecting two themes:>Perflat>TwintalesIs... is this your fetish, QM?how many more will we see?
>>33919111It's a good fetish.
Well, you can't really see any reason not to make a contract with him...You nod. “Yeah. Let's do this thing.”[Excellent! I'll generate your Psi-stone immediately!] His floppy-ear extension things stand erect and perfectly parallel to the sanitary white-tile floor, then swing to point at you... and begin tickling you.They're relentless. You can barely breathe amongst the endless onslaught of tickle. [I apologize in advance, but this is the most reliable method of extraction...]Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...
>>33919111Grown-up Fate had boobs, so she's not permanently flat!Or am I misunderstanding the 'per' part of 'perflat'?Also, maybe? I'd say less fetish and more generally preferring slenderer builds or something....Dammit, anon, I need to write the next post!
>>33919223Oh, and here I thought the 'per' was 'perfectly'Carry on!
>>33919258I wondered that, too, but Mato's both perfectly AND permanently flat, so I dunno.
>>33919298>filenameAll of our faces, bro.
>>33919258Indeed it is, its a portmanteau of perfect and flat.
>>33919223By convention I think permanently flat would be permaflat, whereas perfectly flat is perflat.
>>33919298Akari a lewd.
>>33919442Akari a cutest.
… You're Takamichi Akari, a pretty ballin' Pyrokineticist living and defending justice in Academy City, and this is really weird.Like, REALLY weird.When you woke up, your head was pillowed in Mato's still-big lap, and you were lying on a comfy couch in Mato's onee-chan's apartment. Across from you, Miku-san was lounging in Nee-chan's lap, with her legs over the arm-rest of their one-person chair. Sitting next to Mato was a blonde girl with twintails that pale in comparison to Mato's and cool metal limbs that remind you of that newer Deus Ex game that Nee-chan played and said wasn't that bad.A red-haired girl with hair that's more pig-tails than twin-tails walked in, brandishing some sort of fancy wizard staff or something, and Mato began rubbing a spot in the air above the blonde's lap the same way one would pet a cute kitty.The blonde girl was blushing by that point, apparently because of the pig-tails-orange-hair girl or something.You weren't really listening to any of this.Still aren't, in fact.Maybe you should be?What will you do?>Go back to sleep. You're tired.>Wonder what Mato's doing to that poor girl.>Think about what your Heat Rays should look like. Reddish-orange is SO two days ago.>Something else. (Write-in!)
Hmm... should we attempt to acquire Shirai?She's twintails, but Mosquito Bitties instead of perflat.and really annoying
>>33919610>Think about what your Heat Rays should look like. Reddish-orange is SO two days ago.Blue of course, blue is hotter.
>>33919610>Think about what your Heat Rays should look like. Reddish-orange is SO two days ago.Pink.
>>33919610>Think about what your Heat Rays should look like. Reddish-orange is SO two days ago.Pink with little hearts.
>>33919610>Think about what your Heat Rays should look like. Reddish-orange is SO two days ago.Can we go prismatic? I want to go prismatic.
>>33919610>Wonder what Mato's doing to that poor girl.>>33919647Shirai is a good girl, don't bully.
>>33919647Good luck, pretty sure there's no force on heaven and earth that can redirect her lust for Misaka. If even the Queen couldn't do it, what are we supposed to do?
>>33919694>>33919691>>33919663>>33919655LASERS >>33919704Maybe molestation!>>33919647Shirai is one of those characters that I like more in the dubs than with subs, I think.Unfortunately, she's also canon, which means she's busy with things, whereas you're going to be busy with stuff!Writing!
>>33919694>prismatic.Prismatic sounds good.
A small part of you- maybe a fifth?- wants to wake up and ask just what the heck Mato's doing to that poor, innocent, not-you girl.But the other eighty percent or so thinks that you need some new HEAT RAY BLING after taking out everyone and their dog by sheer force of BEAM earlier today.Your initial thoughts are blue- blue flames are hotter, so blue Heat Rays are also probably hotter, too; pink, because it'd be cute; pink with little hearts, because it'd be SUPER CUTE; and PRISMATIC, because FREAKING RAINBOW BEAMS!You also consider black or something, because that might be pretty cool?Really, you can do whatever you want. >What do you want? We'll have plenty of time for discussion of beam coloration/designs/whatever else you can think of, because I haven't eaten food yet today and there's a hamburger with my name on it!
>>33919997As the originator of the prismatic suggestion, I vote for that, because rainbows.
>>33919997I'm not really bothered by the colour of the beams, I just hope we snuggle deeper into Mato's lap while we contemplate it.
>>33920031I concur. Engage deep snuggling!
>>33919997This >>33920020 is fine, so long as the beam isn't too wide. It's a heat ray, after all, not a giant flashlight. The only visible indication SHOULD be superheated gasses flashing to plasma.
>>33919997+1 to both prismatic and more snuggling.
>>33920114Rainbow gasses are fine too, though it's not like esper powers actually have to resemble the physics of the situation very much.
Looks like consensus is in favor of prismatic heat rays.FABULOUS.You also wish to snuggle moar.Can someone gimme some sort of visual representation of what the ray should look like? I'm still eating, and when you say prismatic I envision a scattered rainbow with each color at a different angle.
>>33920333A narrow rainbow beam sounds pretty cool, another possibility is that it cycles through the color spectrum while being fired.
>>33920333A beam whose "heat" part is sorrounded by plasma streak in different colors.
>>33920387>it cycles through the color spectrum while being fired.ooooooh. That sounds nice.We'll go with that, unless there's any objections between now and the time I get back from washing my hands and topping off my beverage.
>>33920333Do >>33920114 but not just pink.
Mirage effect causes refraction of light in air, creating natural rainbows.
>>33920479Yeah, this. It's a heatray not a goddamn LOVE-LOVE SPARKLE BEEEEAMU. That's Nanoha's job.
>>33920528Personal Reality dude. If we want our heat ray to be colorful, then by god it's gonna be the most colorful shit you've ever seen.
Okay, that was an unnecessary side-adventure, but I'm back now and it looks like rainbows and not-pink-ness are still the name of the game!Let me just recollect my thoughts here, and then I'll get to writing!
You let out a soft “nnnnn” as you snuggle into Mato's lap a bit more snugly, rolling over and pressing your face into her abdomen. It's gotta be rainbows, obviously. You're not sure how you could ever have contemplated anything else. Prismatic might not work quite the way you'd like, but it's your Heat Ray, darnit, and you want rainbows! >[d100 Reality is Unreleastic check!]You feel a pretty swell sensation from Mato's hand as she laces her fingers through your hair and begins stroking your head. Your whole body relaxes even further, and you find yourself slowly drifting off to sleep...>Let it happen, it's time to sleeeeeeeeep.>NO! You've gotta do stuff! (What'chu gotta do? Write-in!)
>>33920882>Let it happen, it's time to sleeeeeeeeep.
Rolled 74>>33920882>NO! You've gotta do stuff! (What'chu gotta do? Write-in!)>Ask who the blond girl is.
Rolled 99>>33920882nat 1 inc
>>33919732Except the Queen totally could do it
Rolled 57>>33920882>Time to take a nap
Rolled 69>>33920882Nat 1 here we go!>Let it happenAkari like
>>33920882>NO! You've gotta do stuff! (What'chu gotta do? Write-in!)Get acquainted with all these people, of course!
Rolled 94>>33920882>NO! You've gotta do stuff! (What'chu gotta do? Write-in!)WHO ARE THOSE PEOPLE
>>33920961She wiped Shirai's memory of her, but not the attraction IIRC (which made it even more hilarious than usual)
>>33920882>NO! You've gotta do stuff!Who are these people and why are they so close to Mato?
>>33920882>NO! You've gotta do stuff! (What'chu gotta do? Write-in!)People! Things! Talking! Judgemento!
>>33920960>99Welp. Reality's yo bitch, Akarin!>>33920947>>33920968>>33920970ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ>>33920952>>33921002>>33921010>>33921068>>33921134>WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE? WHY ARE YOU WITHIN FIVE FEET OF MY HUSBANDO? ARE YOU A TERRORIST?!Alrighty then, WRITAN!
>>33921196>husbandoMato wears the pants?Why are any of them wearing pants?Quest dropped.
>>33921263>Mato wears super-short shorts, anon. Just accept it.>She's your future wife, just accept it
As much as you'd like to sleep, the combination of your groggy alteration of your Personal Reality and the presence of two strangers- one of whom is close to your future wife!- means you can't just lie down and snooze!YOU'VE GOT STUFF AND THINGS TO DO!You reluctantly extract your face from heaven and regard the two newcomers. Mato stops stroking your head as you sit up, much to your disdain, but you don't mention it because if she kept it up you'd fall asleep.“You...” You mutter, fixing the blonde with a sleepy stare, “Who are you and why is my wife petting the air above your lap?” You look up at the wizard-pigtails girl. “Who are you and why are you a wizard?”You don't give them time to answer. “Are you a communist? A terrorist? A human-trafficker? A drug-runner? Are you with the cartels? Or are you a contract killer? Have you ever been in a Turkish prison? Do you believe in life after love? Have you consumed alcohol in the past six hours? Have you used marijuana for the purpose of obtaining a 'high' within the past three days, four hours, and thirty-two minutes? Have you made any deals with extra-terrestrial beings in the past twenty-four hours? Are you a robot? A vampire? The devil herself? Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight? Is mayonnaise an instrument?”The blonde blinks twice and frowns. “I'm Fate; Tsuruya-san is petting Kyuubey, so I don't know what you're talking about; no; no; no; no; no; no; no; I dunno, maybe; no; uh, no; yes; at this point I don't even know anymore; no; I don't think so; no, and I don't wanna know about any scars, either; and only if you mean 'instrument of torture' or something.”… You don't know what to think of this 'Kyuubey', and, combined with her being maybe-kind-of-a-robot and having consorted with the accursed xenos within the last day, you're not sure if she's quite sane or not.…You nod at her. She seems mostly alright.
>>33921773Akari has mad detective skills.
You look at the wizard, who nods. “[MY DESIGNATION IS 'MOKARIN', AND I AM NOT A WIZARD.] I'm also not old enough to understand any of the references I'm sure you just made. I am, however, an artificial being.” She points at Miku and Nee-chan. “Those are my parents, their names are Mother and Father. Father is the female with the red hair and the lewdness, and Mother is the innocent-but-somewhat-ditzy female with the ridiculously-long turquoise hair.”You nod at her. You always expected Nee-chan to get some poor, helpless girl pregnant with a robot baby some day. At least she seems to be taking responsibility.…What do you do, now?>Go to sleep, your work here is mostly done.>Inquire about Fate's dealing with aliens.>Inquire about Fate's imaginary friend.>Ask Mokarin what being a robot is like.>Ask Mokarin why she has a staff if she isn't a spellcaster. Did she take some bizarre prestige class or something? Is she proficient with it?>Commence shipping Fate and Mokarin. It's only a matter of time before the sexy robot-cyborg love blossoms, and you've gotta keep on top of these things. Just like with Sakurako-chan and Himawari-san. >Do something else, maybe even something that makes sense? (Write-in!)
Rolled 50>>33921919>>Inquire about Fate's dealing with aliens.>>Inquire about Fate's imaginary friend.>>Ask Mokarin what being a robot is like.>>Ask Mokarin why she has a staff if she isn't a spellcaster. Did she take some bizarre prestige class or something? Is she proficient with it?>>Commence shipping Fate and Mokarin. It's only a matter of time before the sexy robot-cyborg love blossoms, and you've gotta keep on top of these things. Just like with Sakurako-chan and Himawari-san.All of these are matters of pressing concern!
>>33921919>Ask Mokarin what being a robot is like.>Inquire about Fate's imaginary friend.
>>33921919>Go to sleep, your work here is mostly done.
>>33921919>Inquire about Fate's dealing with aliens.>Ask Mokarin what being a robot is like.>Ask Mokarin why she has a staff if she isn't a spellcaster. Did she take some bizarre prestige class or something? Is she proficient with it?>Commence shipping Fate and Mokarin. It's only a matter of time before the sexy robot-cyborg love blossoms, and you've gotta keep on top of these things. Just like with Sakurako-chan and Himawari-san.
>>33921919>>Inquire about Fate's dealing with aliens.>>Inquire about Fate's imaginary friend.>>Ask Mokarin what being a robot is like.>>Ask Mokarin why she has a staff if she isn't a spellcaster. Did she take some bizarre prestige class or something? Is she proficient with it?>>Commence shipping Fate and Mokarin. It's only a matter of time before the sexy robot-cyborg love blossoms, and you've gotta keep on top of these things. Just like with Sakurako-chan and Himawari-san. Akarin must know what's up.
>>33921953>>33921982>>33922011>UNLIMITED QUESTION WORKS! ALSO, SHIP IT LIKE FED-EX>>33921960Ask a few, relevant quesitons.>>33921975Lullay, future fire goddess.>no write-ins reporting Fate's heresy to Sister Onoe>I'm mildly surprised. Also a teensy bit disappointed, I must admit.Okay, well, lemme just get to writing.
>>33922234>Consorting with xenos scum>Sitting close to your waifu>being anywhere near as cute as your waifu>and not being sure if she believes in life after loveTo name but a few!
>>33922160>>33922288The SoB hardly seem to have a role, let alone one where we'd call upon them to solve a problem save in passing.I doubt any of us even remembered they exist.
>>33922288I might care more if I'd known any of those constituted heresy.
>>33921919>You always expected Nee-chan to get some poor, helpless girl pregnant with a robot baby some day.Did you really, Akari? Did you? That seems a little to specific even for you.
>>33922334>>33922335They don't, not really, I don't know that there are any churches of any sort in AC.Akari is just sleepy. Akari gets loopy when she's sleepy. Also, you're crazier than you used to be, and your Personal Reality just changed a bit.>>33922347Akari knows all.
You lick the nib of the pen you pulled out of nowhere and tap it on the edge of the notepad that materialized from the aether, then adjust the glasses that you've never worn before and won't ever wear again- because they don't exist- and clear your throat.“So, Mrs. 'Fate'- if that is your real name- would you mind telling me more of your associations with the aliens? When did this occur, how did you escape with your life intact, what did they look like, how many fatalities were there, etc., etc..” You trail off. “Standard battery of questions, of course. I'd also love to hear more about this 'Kyuubey' you mentioned earlier, and your last name, if you'd be so kind.”She tilts her head at you. “Uh, it is. Kyuubey /is/ the alien, I met him an hour or two ago. We walked? He looks like a fluffy cat-thing, but with weird floofy things sticking out of his ears. Nobody died, but my friends are in the hospital, which is also where we were- but Kyuubey's helping them to not die, so there were no fatalities?” She scratches the back of her head and looks uncomfortable. “I, uh, I don't really have a last name. Test-tube baby with a wannabe-Disney-villain mother and no father that I know of.”You're writing all of this down, of course.“Given Mato was petting this 'Kyuubey', I'll assume that it exists and that it isn't hostile. Also, I'm sorry to hear about your friends. I'm sure they'll be fine. This /is/ Academy City, after all. Also, you should get a last name, even if you need to make one up, and I'd like to know what, exactly, it is that makes your mother a villain.”
>>33922906BRACE FOR SOB STORY
Mato can see Kyuubey?Oh shit, nigga
>>33922942If he tries to contract her, he dies. No second chances.
“She's the head of a project called “Paradigm Shift.” Basically, she's gonna release this weird gas into the atmosphere, and it's going to drive every esper alive completely insane- assuming it doesn't just kill us all, anyways. My friends were in the hospital because she tested it out on them while she was having my arms replaced.” She holds up her super-cool robot arms to emphasize the point.You make an extra special note in your notebook: >FATE'S MOM IS SUPER-CRAZY, ALSO SUPER-EVIL. DON'T ACCEPT ANY SWEETS FROM HER.You turn and look at Mokarin. “What's it like, being a robot? Also, why do you have a staff if you're not a wizard? Do robots get a free staff proficiency these days or something?”She stares blankly at you. “What's it like, being an organism? Also, this is my weapon. Its designation is [RAGING HEART]. It is a directed energy weapon of extremely high quality, complete with an internal power supply and a basic on-board computer.” She pauses. “Also, yes, I am proficient in the application of RAGING HEART in combat situations, as it was programmed into me by Mother.”You don't write this down, because you're too busy doodling pictures of Fate and Mokarin holding hands and blushing.Mato looks at your notepad and gives you a Look.The message conveyed by her Look is: 'MokarinXFate OTP'.Or maybe it's 'You really need to go to sleep, Akari-chan.'…It's pretty hard to tell sometimes.>Go to sleep before you do something odd.>Ask about Fate and Mokarin's wedding.>Ask why Mato can see the invisible mutant cat and you can't.>Ask why the alien is helping Fate's friends.>Try to touch the alien.>Place your hands onto Mato's abdomen and never remove them again.>Other (Write-in)
>>33922422If I remember right, Touma said once all the "churches" in AC really just teach theology. And Jungian psychology for some reason, god knows why.Crowley has to continue his love affair with Laura somewhere.
>>33923034>Ask about Fate and Mokarin's wedding.>Place your hands onto Mato's abdomen and never remove them again.The only important ones.
>>33923034>Ask why Mato can see the invisible mutant cat and you can't.>Ask why the alien is helping Fate's friends.These seem the most relevant. >Try to touch the alien.This seems the most fun!
>>33923034>Ask why Mato can see the invisible mutant cat and you can't.>Ask why the alien is helping Fate's friends.>Try to touch the alien.
>>33923034>>Ask why Mato can see the invisible mutant cat and you can't.>Place your hands onto Mato's abdomen and never remove them again.
>>33923084Probably because JAPAN doesn't how into ChurchesOr Catholicism, or Anglicanism, or Norse Mythology, or well documented historical figures not even 200 years old
>>33923105LIKE THE FEDERAL EXCHANGE>>33923116>>33923126>>33923132How can aliens be real if our eyes aren't?>>33923105>>33923132TUMMY>>33923116>>33923126Ask why the alien is helping, try to touch it!Okay, looks like you'll ask about the alien, then try to touch it with one hand while resting the other on the tummy.Writing!
>>33923247Yeah, pretty much. Gremlin's powers made sense for the most part at least, except for Thor being able to spin the planet like a top. Mostly because I think Kamachi enjoys making Mikoto the weakest electricity user in the series. Which is admittedly hilarious.
You almost ask about Fate and Mokarin's wedding, but you stop yourself just in time! That's probably rude! Or bad luck!No, it's both! DEFINITELY BOTH!“Hey,” you say, as you rest one hand on Mato's belly, “how come- how come Mato can see the xeno, and I can't? And why is it helping your friends, anyways?”That seems super-shady!You reach out with your free hand and swipe at where you think the invisible cat-alien-thing is!>[Roll d20, best of three, to catch that space-kitty!]
Rolled 8>>33923506Oh shit!
Rolled 12>>33923604>>33923541>>33923537HahahahaLooks like Akari is only hypercompetent with DANGER!
>>33923604That tricksey QB.
>>33923537>>33923541>DoublesCareful, anons. Two more times and you'll go to jail!>>33923604>1Pffff- I can't remember the last time Akari failed to do something! In fact, I'm not sure she ever has...
Your kung fu proves far too weak for invisible xeno-snatching, though, and your lunge sends you plummeting towards the floor...For the brief moment it takes for Mato to snatch you out of the air with her strong, strong arms...“... Kyuubey says you can't see him because he doesn't want you to, and the reason for that is a secret or something. He's helping my friends because I agreed to form a contract with him and... do him a favor.” Fate smiles a clearly-not-sincere-but-definitely-genuine smile, like that of someone trying to avoid telling you that your goldfish is already dead but not wanting to lie to you about it either.You pout. “Why does it want Mato to see it, then?”“Because he considers Mato to be a potential contractee. He also does this little cringe-thing every time you call him an 'it'. I think you're offending him.”Oh.Yeah, maybe that's a bit... racist? What the heck is it, anyways? Species-ist? Isolationist?You offer an awkward apology that's several minutes long and ends with, “...it's not you, Cube-y, it's me.”>Fall asleep>Do something else (Write-in!)
>>33923964>Akari forbids Mato any contracting with invisible Xenos! Especially such that don't let her pet them.
>>33923964>Do something elseNo contracting, Mato. If he's not going to let me see him or tell me what's going on, I don't trust him! Also give her a hug while she's still holding on.
>>33924023>ThisDon't trust the Xenos, the mutant or the hereticthen>Fall asleep
>>33923964Ask if she read the fine print. Contracts with aliens sounds awful close to contracts with horrible soul-eating demons from hell.Also, Mato, no contracting with Cube-y. Nobody is allowed to own you but me.
>>33923964>Fall asleep>"No contracts, Mato's mine."
>>33924023>>33924080>>33924085>>33924221>>33924224>SUFFER NOT THE CONTRACT TO BE MADE. ALSO, AKARI HAS DIBS.>>33924085>>33924224ZZZZZVery well! Writing![spoilers] So clingy. Geez. [/spoiler]
>>33924283>failed spoiler tagTime for sudoku.
You lean into Mato more, wrapping your arms around her and burying your face in her neck.“No contracts with spooky/fluffy invisible aliens, Mato. That's a rule...” Your eyes begin to drift closed as you take in the smell of Mato, which smells a lot like VICTORY at the moment. “You hear that, six-sides-san? I have dibs on Mato, so you can't have her. She's mine, mine, all mine! Muahaha-ZZZZZ”…Your dreams are strange tonight.There's a purple-haired lady standing at a podium, the kind with all the microphones sticking out of the top.She's talking, and there are a bunch of people listening to her. A part of your mind remembers that Hitler was an excellent speaker.“... Sanity is a malfunction. As an Esper, surely you must realize that. The creation of a personal reality-”>Listen to her, see if she's crazy or not.>She has a point...>She looks kind of familiar...>Ignore her, this dream is stupid anyways!>Something else. (Write-in!)
>>33924283Mato's our husbando, we're allowed to be clingy.
>>33924641>Something else. (Write-in!)Change the dream. Make her boobs bigger! And her voice, like, totally ditzy!
>>33924641>>Listen to her, see if she's crazy or not.>>She has a point...Well, it is true ...
>>33924641>Ignore her, this dream is stupid anyways!I want a new dream, preferably one where I get to ride on Godzilla!
>>33924641>Listen to her, see if she's crazy or not.
>>33924641>Listen to her, see if she's crazy or not.And this_ >>33924684Because!
>>33924684Sounds like fun, let's see how precise our control is.
>>33924641>>She has a point...sNAIty Is FOR tHe WeAkHumanity is a dead end. The only way out is to stop being human
>>33924684>>33924736My anons are, like, totally lewd.>>33924709I wanna ride Godzilla.>>33924698>>33924730>>33924736>Listen in>>33924698... she's right, isn't she?Alrighty, then. Time for villainous dream monologues!
>>33924906you missed >>33924829 and >>33924889
>>33924951I saw that as I posted- I factored them in, don't worry!
>>33924951He has asked for proper votes already in the past,so he can count it easier.
… “- means placing the self above all others, having the force of will to bend the real world to fit the constraints of your own delusion. It means forcing your world onto others...”… You know what this dream needs. It needs more... volume.And by volume, you mean breasts.Heh-heh, that's what you're talkin' about. Look at those things, they're like watermelons!Also, it'd be better if she talked like...“You should, like, totally, like, cast away your, like, reason. Like, break the shackles-”>[Roll 3X 1d100 to ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL!]
Rolled 16>>33925279C'mon dice!
>>33925344>>33925312Looks like Akari is back in business. She knows her priorities
>>33925279>>33925344Did we just take over the dream? Because that would be incredibly awesome if we did.
>>33925312>>33925321>>33925344Looks like the one casting away her reason is you, Miss Obviously-Evil Overlady.
>>33925312>>33925321>>33925344>Direct Intervention is necessary.
>>33925279Is it just me or Akari just proving her point?Although being able to reject reality and then substitute your own doesn't mean you have to become a monster.
>>33925480Sure and if she were as nice and cheerful about is Akari, there would be no problem.
Ask how fireproof Fate and Mokarin are when we get the chance.It might be important.
>>33925480Does it really count when it's her own dreams?
“-of your oppressors- logic and rational thought.”Hey, wait, her voice just- and her boobs, too!…Just what the heck is going on, here?“Feed... yourself... the... abyss...”Now she's all garbled...This is weird, you've never lucid-dreamed before, but you're reasonably certain things shouldn't just... change themselves.“... gaze into eternity until you can see it gazing back...”What is she even talking about?“... reach out and GOUGE OUT THE EYES OF GOD.”WHOA, WHOA, WHOA- WHAT.“- MAKE THE WORLD SCARED-”This lady is freakin' insane!“-FEAST ON YOUR LESSERS-”What?! She's staring right at you!“- BECOME. GOD!”She points her hand at you, and the rest of the people in the crowd vanish in a puff of smoke.“TAKAMICHI AKARI! SHOW ME YOUR TRUE POWER!”…A chill runs up your spine.What do you do?>???
>>33925657>This dream is too freaky, lets ride Godzilla out of here.
>>33925657>Call upon the King of Monsters and dethrone him
>>33925657>"I'm afraid any requests for spontaneous power demonstrations will need to go through my superior officer."Then quote our Judgement branch phone number and working hours.
>>33925657I agree with >>33925708, time for fire.
>>33925657Say:"Why should I scare the world? Why should I gouge out the eyes of God? He's done nothing to hurt me. Why should I be as vicious as you?"
>>33925657Make another sun. But you know, far enough away that it doesn't scour the planet of life.
>>33925720This, fighting back seriously would play into her hands.Just go full silly.
>>33925657>Wake upThat's the true power we need right now. This dream sucks shit.
>>33925880>crazy lady going on about altering reality>HEY GUYS LET'S SUBVERT HER INTENTIONS BY ALTERING REALITYsrsly?
>>33925720I concur, let's keep our distance from the mad scientist lady.>Ride Godzilla into the sunset
>>33925927Except we alter a dream, not reality.
>>33925968Okay, well, you go full dumb if you want, just don't complain when it all goes horribly wrong.
>>33925657Realize that we need to pee.No faster way to wake up than realizing you need a pee.
>>33925927It's a dream.
>>33925927We literally alter reality all the time anyways, it's not really weird for us. Or any other Esper.
>>33925708>>33925830BURNINATE>>33925720>>33925880>>33925965I CAST SUMMON BIGGER FISH!>>33926016>>33925924Wake up!>>33925853"And a light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.">>33925748Murder the king and usurp his throne! Start this war, plunge the dream into chaos until the empire has to put you down and restore the peace!...That's awfully close, and this may or may not be important. Let's see if we can't find some better consensus, here.>BURNINATE>TRY TO SUMMON GODZILLA>WAKE UP
>>33926216>TRY TO SUMMON GODZILLA
>>33926216>TRY TO SUMMON GODZILLALet's not listen to what the villain is trying to get us to do.
But Godzilla is atomic breath, not fire
>>33926216>TRY TO SUMMON GODZILLAEngage maximum silliness!
>>33926216>>WAKE UPFuck this dream.
>>33926216>TRY TO SUMMON GODZILLAWaking up is the easy way out and burninating would be playing right into her hands, so let's go with this.
>>33926244>>33926270>>33926307>>33926353>>33926405>Maximum over-crazy engaged>>33926251>Oblige her.>>33926269>>33926282>>33926313You need to WAKE UP.Welp.Toss that d100 a couple of times for me, would you?
Rolled 27>>33926455Again? Ok, let's see how we do.
Rolled 33, 25 = 58>>33926455A couple of times, aye.
Rolled 14>>33926455Aw, no waking up in the dream for us. Those dreams are the worst.
Rolled 24>>33926455Again ?!
Rolled 95>>33926455Dice you have requested and dice you shall receive!
Rolled 83>>33926512Too little, too late.
Rolled 91>>33926485>>33926496>>33926504Looks like the summoning failed.Akari should really stick to the burning things.
>>33926455>>33926512Can we go with best of 5 for the big G? Please?
Rolled 22>>33926559Don't you want derpy Godzilla? It's way cooler. We totally failed Godzilla's Cosplay Authenticity roll.
>>33926485>>33926496>>33926504>Highest roll: 27>>33926583Cosplay Authenticity is a d10, silly!Writing!
Rolled 1>>33926638>Cosplay Authenticity is a d10, silly!But this is Godzilla. He's bigger, so the roll must be bigger.
You're certain of one thing, at least: you can't do what she wants you to do.You're not sure why, but that's the feeling you get.She was just talking about forcing wills onto others and stuff, right?Well, why not see how SHE likes it?!You'll conjure up some trouble!This IS your dream, after all.It doesn't take you long to figure out what form of trouble you want to conjure.“HAVE SOME GODZILLA, YOU CRAZY OLD TITTY-MONSTER!”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trZLaZ15-NsThe roar of the beast drowns out the crazy lady's speech as the big G bursts through the walls of what you now recognize as a stadium of some sort, sending debris and chairs and dust flying everywhere.You look back at the woman to see that she hasn't so much as batted an eyelash.In fact, she's staring right at you with cold, unfeeling eyes.She knows as much as you do that Godzilla isn't real.As soon as you have that thought, the humongous lizard disappears.The look on her face is somewhere between expetant and disgusted.Oh... oh god. What do you do now?!>???
>>33927032Let's kick things up a notch, then. FIREBALL!
>>33927032>Test the Rainbow Ray of Justice on her face!
Rolled 96>>33927032Practice makes perfect! Summon Godzilla again!This is the sort of determination and ability to NEVER GIVE UP you need to hit level 5!
>>33927065>>33927102>only two votes?Maybe the updated power listing pdf will help?
>>33927032Eject her from the dream?
>>33927250I dunno if that's a good idea, you make a good point about determination but I don't see Precia being at all bothered by something so easily dismissed.
>>33927065>>33927102>>33927305>>33927393>HIT IT!>>33927250IF AT FIRST (AND SECOND) YOU DON'T SUCCEED, YOU MIGHT AS WELL KEEP TRYING!>>33927339GET OUTTA HERE!Okay, gimme three d100 rolls
>>33927032>Try to usurp the dream and force her to wake up instead perhaps?
Rolled 68>>33927480>>33927494Not sure why I'm rolling. 1?
Rolled 29>>33927480I assume you meant 3 total still. Come on dice gods!
>>33927494Well I guess that did it! Are we going to Trogdor/Care Bear Stare her into oblivion?
>>33927494AKARI~N DA FUKKEN BESas long as it's burning shit.
Rolled 100>>33927556Burning shit and being a detective.If she could combine the two, she would hit level 5 in no time.
>>33927494Awwww shit.>>33927573BRO MY GOD. WAT.
>>33927573Now it's just getting silly.
>>33927573Really wish those both counted, imagine the destruction we could have wreaked!
>>33927612Did we just unlock another evolution? Akari really is the best at fire!
It's as you stagger, as you falter, that she does something unforgivable.She tilts back her head... and laughs.Now, there aren't many things in this world that'll set you off.But this... this BITCH IS LAUGHING AT YOU.AND IT'S PISSING YOU OFF.YOUR WRATH IS LIKE THE WHITE-HOT FURY OF A THOUSAND THOUSAND THOUSAND SUNS. You barely even notice as something sputters, crackles, and finally pops out of the base of your skull.You can't hear it over the roaring vortex of fire that is whirling around you.A massive ball of flame bursts from your mouth as you open it to bellow, “WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU LAUGHING AT, YOU PSYCHOTIC BITCH?!”This seems to attract her attention- she stops laughing and gapes at you.Her eyes go wide as you fix her with a withering glare full of hatred the likes of which you have never before known.“WHAT'S WRONG? I'M JUST CURIOUS TO KNOW WHAT YOU FOUND SO ENTERTAINING! PLEASE, ENLIGHTEN ME!”The stadium is melting around you.She looks afraid, and is beginning to slowly back away from you.>BURN. THAT. BITCH.>Something else. (Write-in!)
>>33928051>BURN. THAT. BITCH.BURN THE WITCH!
>>33928051>BURN. THAT. BITCH.
>>33928051>BURN. THAT. BITCH.We've got her on the run, let's finish it!
>>33928051>Something else. (Write-in!)No escape. We asked a question, we are getting an answer.
>>33928051>BURN. THAT. BITCH.
>>33928101>>33928139>>33928147>>33928231>BURN!>>33928212ANSWER THE QUESTION!Writing!
Rolled 63I hope this tendency to burn people doesn't leak over to the rest of Akari's life.Burning people is Wrong.
>>33928486As long as we only engage Face Open on those who deserve it I don't see the problem. Sometimes justice must be swift and unrelenting. Definitely not going to light up Mato anytime soon though.
>>33928051>You barely even notice as something sputters, crackles, and finally pops out of the base of your skull.So, we are probably unconsciously melting a hole through the floor.
>>33928525inb4 mato dies
>>33928567It's just the dream chip.Nothing to worry about.
>>33928583This wouldn't have happened if you let her become a magical girl! This is on your head, Akarin!
>>33928591Yeah, I'm just saying I won't be surprised if it's reflective of reality.
>>33928583Nah, I'm fairly sure QM ain't that much of a dick. We might make our lives a bit more difficult sometimes, but accidentally killing our husbando is about as far from 'cute girls doing cute things' as you can possibly get.
You surge forward with the flames.YOU ARE FIRE.“WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR A JOKE, THEN? HERE, COME, STEP INTO MY OFFICE!”She stumbles and falls on her ass when you surge forward and get in her face, and stammers, “Wh-wh-what? Why?”You laugh.“BECAUSE... YOU'RE FUCKING FIRED!” You cackle as your flames swallow her up.She screams in fear, or terror, or pain- you don't really care.“BURN! BURN AND DIE!” You laugh harder. “I AM FIRE! I AM DEATH!”She screams louder.You raise the heat and laugh.“WHO'S LAUGHING NOW?! I'LL GIVE YOU A HINT! IT'S NOT YOU!”…>[Roll 1d100, best of three, to snap out of it!]
Rolled 91>>33928793I wish to fail this roll.
Rolled 1>>33928793>“BECAUSE... YOU'RE FUCKING FIRED!”This makes me happy.
Rolled 86>>33928814Whats with all the 1 today ?
>>33928806>>33928809Huh, guess Akari's gonna be one of those sane level fives.well, I mean, sane in the relative sense
Rolled 19>>33928814How the fuck did I butterfingers that?
>>33928813>>33928814I dunno QM, we might have still failed...
>>33928837It wasn't on purpose, honest.
>>33928853It was 1d1--
Rolled 22>>33928806>>33928809>>33928835Shit, we're sane, what a bummer.
>>33928838How is the Railgun insane? She seems sane.
>>33928897That's why I said 'one of.' Mikoto pretty much the sanest.
>>33928880This is a good thing. We can pretend to be insane whenever we want, but actual insanity can't be helped.
>>33928806>>33928809>>33928835>91 AND doublesOne more pair of doubles and it's off to jail, anons!I'll get to writing after a quick bathroom break!
>>33928897She's sane in the sense that she's not a mass-murdering psychopath (Accelerator, Kakine, Mugino), completely delusional about reality (Gunha), or psycho-paranoid (Misaki and the #6). She's still really weird by normal person standards.
Man, we totally should have shot her with 'heat' rays.
Your heart is pounding. Your blood is boiling. Everything you can see is smoke and fire. The screaming stops.What... what are you doing?!You need to snap out of it!You just need to... stop.But you can't. You're out of control, now.… You need someone to help you. You need someone to stop you! ...>You are Akane Takamichi>You are Mato Tsuruya>You are... someone else? (Write-in)
>>33929410Rainbow Beemu's first appearance can't be in a dream. That's just wrong.
>>33929436So high rolls are bad, but low rolls are also bad?I'm really confused here, OP.
>>33929436>You are MokarinSolve the problem the only way you know how, Mokarin.
>>33929436>You are Akane Takamichi
>>33929436>You are Mato Tsuruya>>33929467Don't see where you get that from ?High rolls make happen what you want to happen,what you want to happen has consequences though.
>>33929467The first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have a problem.The blaze of a 100 is not so easily doused.
>>33929467High rolls mean that Akari actually wants to calm down. Low would have been a massive rampage.
>>33929496>>33929502>>33929508>72 and 94 for ASSUME DIRECT CONTROL
>>33929436>You are Mato TsuruyaShe has the best chance of actually succeeding with a Cooldown Hug.
>>33929436>>You are Akane TakamichiKinda wanna see her power now.
>>33929436>You are... someone else? (Write-in)Kyuubey
>>33929436>You are Akane TakamichiBig sis knows best.
>>33929538I have the suspicion that our "lucid dreaming" made the women hack into our brain in the first place to regain control on her side. If we would have failed that roll, we couldn't have threatened her like this, I assume she is a technopath or something like that.
>>33929538Those rolls meant that she didn't turn Godzilla against you.I had already shown you twice that you couldn't influence the dream like that, but you tried anyways.Rolling high doesn't automatically make you win at everything, anon.>>33929502This guy gets it. Akari made her sanity check, but she didn't get a control check because she was FIRED UP!
>>33929585>had already shown you twice that you couldn't influence the dream like that, but you tried anyways.Well maybe you should have explained it better, because the second time just looked like a low roll.
>>33929657Don't see what further explanation was required.Its not like Akari would have reason to know the details of how this dream works, it was a legit attempt on our and her side.
>>33929480FRIEND-BOT TIME!>>33929493>>33929552>>33929566>Nee-chan knows best!>>33929496>>33929550MATO STRONK>>33929555>>33929587Contract?Unless there's anyone else, it looks like it's Nee-chan's time to shine!
>>33929703Which is exactly why it's up to the QM to show why this shit is happening.He let us change something, then changed it back and gave us crazy lady, with no indication as to why.He then took away Godzilla, with no indication as to why, except for the low rolls.So if I'm meant to interpret 'failure despite high roll' as 'you're not allowed to do that', I'm getting some really mixed signals.I'm also kinda out of it due to having a pretty bad case of the Flu, so maybe the problem's on my end.
>>33929829Then get better soon, anon.
>>33929794Was the sound of "something popping in our skull" the chip breaking? I hope it was. Fuck the chip
>>33929862We kinda need the chip to stop.. exactly what is happening now.She should install two next time.
>>33929885She can install two or even twenty if she likes, I don't think it's going to make much of a difference once we start channeling such absurd quantities of power.
>>33929829The flu sucks, I'm surprised you can read at all.You were meant to interpret it as 'successful failure'. You managed to summon Godzilla long enough for him to make a pretty big mess, and it made her stop her crazy ranting and piss you off, which is really just about the best thing that could have happened at that point.>>33929862Yep.Sorry if this update takes awhile, but I'm not 100% sure how to do this.
>>33929885Chip a shit. Chip is worst thing ever. I don't like the chip.
>>33929937>Sorry if this update takes awhile, but I'm not 100% sure how to do this.Hugs usually work for calming people down.Oh, she's on fire. Shit. Try yelling at her.
You are Akane Takamichi, a Level 4 esper living with your younger sister in a strange little town called Academy City.You were the first esper to contract with Kyuubey as a part of Project Reality Override, and you're the most powerful by a large margin.If your powers were something you focused on or even acknowledged more than 'from time to time', you'd probably reach Level 5 in no time at all.But they aren't, so you won't.Being Level 4 suits you just fine, anyways. Pay's still good, and people don't come along and try to kill you or use you for freaky experiments or figure out just why the hell you're so stupidly strong.Your ability is pretty damn broken, though. They've got some stupid name you can't be bothered to remember for it, but basically you can steal other espers' abilities.Thing is, you've gotta learn how to use them the good old-fashioned way, and you have to maintain contact with the target (or, at the very least, anything containing their DNA) for a not insubstantial amount of time to properly and completely gain the power. That time period varies from case to case, naturally, but it's always at least a few seconds.There's also the fact that your using their ability tends to really mess with them- they can't use their ability whatsoever, 'cause yours messes with their AIM or their Personal Reality or some-such bullshit, and a lot of the time they pass out, too.So, the end result is that you've mostly got a whole shitload of near-useless powers that you can use at Level 1 or 2 quality, and only a few that you can use at Level 3 or 4.
>>33930556What the hell kind of personal reality do you need to get something like THAT?
Fortunately, this situation you find yourself in right now- Akari-chan spontaneously combusting in her sleep and giving poor Mato-chan some not-insignificant burns, as well as scaring the pants off of that Fate girl and sending Miku-chan into a frenzied panic as she tries to figure out why her chip didn't stop this from happening- is exactly the kind of thing you can deal with, no questions asked.Well, there were some questions that were asked, like the ones about why you were wearing Akari-chan's panties on your head, but, hey. Everyone's gotta make sacrifices, right?Your Psi-stone flashes with a purple light that matches your eyes as you pull it out of your super-secret hiding place, and you hold it close to your chest as you focus on summoning forth the power of fire!You snap your fingers, and a tiny flame sparks to life a safe distance above them (because fire is HOT).As your tiny flame mewls to life, Akari's huge roaring fire sputters out and dies.Kyuubey hops out of Fate's arms and pads up to you, that same blank expression as always adorning his little face. [Excellent thinking, Takamichi Akane. I knew I made the right decision when I contracted you.]Miku gapes at you. Her eyes are all sparkly, like a kid in a candy store. “So that's your ability...”Mato immediately grabs Akari and pulls her into an embrace that looks like it may well be painful for all involved, especially with those burns Mato's sporting. Fate looks confused, and is standing by Mokarin, who also seems confused.Also, the couch is still kinda smoldering.Oh well! All in a day's work!
>>33930556d only a few that you can use at Level 3 or 4.So lemme see if I have this right. She can copy other people's powers, and the copying process knocks them out and makes it hard for em to actually use their powers for a little while?
>>33930607>A free-spirited one. The kind you get when mum and dad say, "You can be anything you want to be," and you say to yourself, "being one thing sounds really boring." >And then an alien comes along and significantly boosts your power levels.I think this is a pretty good stopping point for today. Or yesterday, as the clock seems to tell me.That was a pretty long thread, but, hey, I had to delay it and we had a short-ish thread last time... I think. I know we started late due to shenanigans last time, but I can't recall if it was extra long or not!OH WELL.If you've any questions, feel free to ask them here or at ask.fm/EsperQuestQM So, uh, yeah. Lotsa stuff happened today, perhaps a bit more ALL-AT-ONCE than I anticipated!
Kyuubey already has big sis. We're fucked. I want to get off this heat death averting ride.
>>33930706It looks like actually using them disrupts their powers too.Is there a range limit to that, because holy shit.> (or, at the very least, anything containing their DNA)The quest to steal Accelerator's hairbrushes.
>>33930707Did we unlock another evolution? Also, how bad off is Mato right now?
Okay, lessons to be learned from this:Don't try to control dreams, it doesn't work.Don't go full BURNINATE ever.Feito's mom is seriously the biggest bitch ever.
>>33930707Can Akane use multiple abilities at once or is it a one at a time deal?Is it like >>33930748 says, where using a power fucks with the originator of that power (eg. Akane makes fire, Akari gets gets messed up)?
>>33930707When are we going to meet Fate's gang? Are we going to have to teach them that doing crimes is wrong?
>>33930771>Don't go full BURNINATE ever.Wrong, boring, and wrong again.
>>33930771Those are terrible lessons and Academy City is full of bitches worse than Precia.
>>33930706Not the process of copying, but the using of a copied ability- and only at close range.>>33930709I don't understand why you're so concerned. All Kyuubey wants is to save everything, and in this case he doesn't even have to steal any souls to do so!>>33930748Okay, I know I specified that it was using the ability that knocks people out! I double know!>>33930770Nope! Not quite, anyways. More that you've pushed the 'ceiling' of your power higher. Because god only knows you just weren't strong enough before.>>33930771>Don't force yourself to stay awake for too long, because without restful sleep, shit gets weird up in your brain>Don't get mad, get glad>>33930780One at a time, and she struggles with a lot of the powers she's copied.>>33930782Maybe when they get out of the hospital! And when you're closer friends! You kinda weirded her out, there.
>>33930707Why do you like to include so many things for people to freak out and rage and shadowrun over (QB, brain chips, etc)?
>>33930860So if Akane made fire and Akari was far away at the time, Akari would be fine?
>>33930860>Don't force yourself to stay awake for too long, because without restful sleep, shit gets weird up in your brainWhat? How long were we awake? You never even told us what time it was.
>>33930861It keeps things nice and interesting, don't you think?Also, I don't think I've seen as much rage as I have shadowruns. And a surprisingly large amount of that rage was aimed at Miku.I didn't really expect the chip to go over as a bad thing.>>33930878Yep! It doesn't even need to be particularly far away!>>33930880I never told what time it was because reasons! But your sleep the night before wasn't so much sleep as it was unconsciousness! You didn't get to have REM cycles, and that shit's important, yo!
>>33930860>Maybe when they get out of the hospital! And when you're closer friends! You kinda weirded her out, there.What, all we did was ask her a lot of questions! She's weirder for being able to answer them without losing track!and set ourselves on fire but whatever
>>33930909>Yep! It doesn't even need to be particularly far away!How far away are we talkin here? Anything further away than physical contact? A few meters?
>>33930914 She could see your notepad, anon. SHE KNOWS >>33930929Depends! Akane's way too uninterested to try and figure it out, though!
>>33930909Man you really need to work on getting minor details across. Even if they're not plot-important they still add to the story.
>>33930909>was aimed at Miku>was>implying I don't still think she deserves to die for what she did
>>33930952Weren't we supposed to get a talking to from Mami or something for being super reckless? Did I miss a thread where all that happened?
>>33931025Mato was supposed to get more desperate about touching Akaris butt too. Things happened.
>>33930952>She could see your notepad, anon. SHE KNOWSCan she blame us? She knows Nanobot has pretty eyes.
>>33930909If the whole psi-stone thing makes abilities work better, then why hasn't the koobs tried to stonify Akari?
>>33930976Which minor details are we talking about, here? Akari's tiredness? I started you out groggy and having been accidentally roused from a nap, then had you get less and less coherent every time you opted to not-sleep! You're not an expert on sleep science, so it's not surprising that you didn't realize how tired you were! Especially given you were being shot at and running from the law mere hours ago!>>33931025Oh, you're getting talking-to, alright.You fell asleep while Mato was carrying you, so she brought you to her place instead of reporting back. And then craziness happened. Mato didn't even get to touch any butt!>>33931028Yeah, see?! No butt-touching!Mato's already getting the itch.>>33931034She only knows because you showed her the one true pairing, anonShe wouldn't have noticed otherwiseHow does it feel, helping people find true rabu rabu?>>33931037Because her abilities are increasing on their own, and because Psi-stones aren't entirely safe to make from people with high potential- can you imagine what would happen if, say, Akari suddenly jumped from where she is now to a full-blown Level 5?She'd be unstable as fuck.
>>33931111>She wouldn't have noticed otherwise>How does it feel, helping people find true rabu rabu?It must not be very true if it wouldn't happen on its own.
>>33931111>I was lying when I said Mato didn't get to cop a feel, by the way.jpgbuttferno?
>>33931198It would have, anonIt just would have taken a bunch of fights, with lasers and axing and all sorts of unpleasant stuff instead!So I guess you just sped it along or something.>>33931247Akane didn't look for hand-burns, but they were present.Fortunately, Big!Mato heals even more quickly than normal Mato does!
>>33931293Would contracted Mato heal even fasterer?
>>33931293Would it be possible to take a golf club or a piece of rebar or something and smack Mato with it, causing the implement use to bend in a cartoony fashion?I ask this not because I dislike Mato, it's actually the opposite. I quite like girls who have powers which allow you to smack them with things and not really hurt them. All the better of the thing you hit them with bends or breaks like you just smacked a large bag filled with ground-up lead.
>>33931316 Contracted Mato wouldn't have needed to heal, anon. >>33931363I suppose.But you'd have to find someone else strong enough to swing the object hard enough.I bet BATTLE-BROTHER ABE could do it. I think his ability's low-level tactile telekinesis, and he's also FREAKING HUGE.
>>33931392How likely is Mato to ignore our sleep-deprived words and contract anyway? She's got Fate and Akari's own sister there to help convince her it's okay.
>>33931392What if we had Akane copy her power and then have Mato and Akane beat the crap out of eachother with bats?
>>33931409That depends on what Kyuubey offers, and whether or not she needs to get that extra push to Level 4.She's talked with him about this a few times before, actually. >>33931417That'd work, I suppose, but Mato's power is probably one of the ones that would take the longest to copy, given it affects the body physically.Also, Akane wouldn't be able to transform- ever, under any circumstances- so she wouldn't truly be able to "use" Mato's power.Mato's something of an oddity, to be honest.
>>33931478>She's talked with him about this a few times before, actually.Mato knew Kyuubey before ?
>>33931501Yep.I think she might have even mentioned him as Mami's cat.Coincidentally, Mami's knowing Kyuubey is how Mato met him. This should also be the point where you realize that Mami is quite crazy and not at all magical, if you hadn't already.
>>33931545It's all making sense now.We're surrounded by rock people.
>>33931545Ah, so she's the one having trouble purging her stone.
>>33931545>>33931640New guideline: be in a committed relationship before getting stoned.
>>33931593What even is Fulgurkinesis?
>>33931593Any plans to add Akira Kogami as a character?I like her.
>>33931593Is Komoe also a stone person? One of them is an alcoholic and she is oddly young...
>>33931640I can neither confirm nor deny...>>33931656OOooooh, that's actually a really good one!Why didn't I think of that?>>33931663'Fulgur' is lightning. Think Electromaster bullshit, only without all of the 'hurr I can do X because magnetism' bullshit. Fate shocks things by touching them, and good old mum used her power to power her totally sick robo-limbs and her snazzy-coolness-axe.Now that she's contracted (which I didn't expect to happen for some time) she'll be learning how to do stuff at not-so-close ranges soon enough.>>33931697One of the sisters is Minami-chan in my mind, and if she shows up again (she's a decent esper, and thus a potential contractee, after all!) she'll probably have Yutaka-chan as her waifu.But, no, I wasn't planning on adding any other Lucky Star girls.Maybe in Fate's gang or something?
>>33931697He better be.I like her too, anon.
>>33931730Ok, so right now at least, she's like a human taser. Cool.
>>33931711Nope. She's canon and apparently an old lady.Mami's the alcoholic, remember? >>33931732>All this love for my least favorite Lucky Star character>I don't understand it>>33931753A somewhat-human taser, that is.At this point, I think she's more machine than girl.
>>33931730>But, no, I wasn't planning on adding any other Lucky Star girls.You better get on it.
>>33931730>Now that she's contracted (which I didn't expect to happen for some time)What. How could we POSSIBLY have affected this?
>>33931777By saying no during her PoV ?
>>33931768I'm going to start posting various characters and you tell me whether or not you had plans to add them or anyone else from their series.
>>33931799And leave Feito's gang to their fate? That's not a real option.
>>33931770B-but, anon, I haven't even watched Lucky Star yet this year!>>33931777>"'Random' Plot Encounter Roll!"Right at the beginning of the thread! I didn't think she'd run into Kyuubey for awhile- I was expecting her to have a good ol' fashioned fight with Mokarin first!>Also, I didn't expect you guys to accept anything from Kyuubey ever.>>33931780>Implying that means she's not amazing>>33931805Oh boy.
>>33931816>>33931768>>33931817>Oh boy.I didn't hear a no!How about best boy?
>>33931817>>Also, I didn't expect you guys to accept anything from Kyuubey ever.I was sold when you mentioned lewd thoughts.This is a Kyuubey I can believe in.
>>33931730'Fulgurkinesis' commits the classic blunder of mixing latin and greek roots. Electrokinetic would be the usual term. You could also try Astrakinesis or Astrapokinesis, but those sound like your moving stars or just kind of dumb.
>>33931817We need more loli senseis.
>>33931831I'm disappointed Fulgurkinesis doesn't control Fulgurite, and that allows her to control her cool artifical limbs.
>>33931812They were stable, according to Heaven Canceller. And he's da best.Just, y'know, crazier than all hell!Kyuubey's offer was not only to stabilize them, but to actually *fix* them, which wouldn't have been possible otherwise!>>33931826I'm glad, anon.>>33931831I'm well aware, anon, believe me.I literally spent hours wondering if Astrakinesis was worth it.I decided it wasn't.Also, Electrokinesis is already a thing, and it's a thing that isn't psychic powers.I've put far more thought than is probably healthy into stuff, anon.Also, if you can look at the canon power names and tell me there aren't far worse turds than Fulgurkinesis, then I won't believe in you anymore.
>>33931817Loki from Boku Girl could be fun
>>33931867You could have called it some other thing in the classic Raildex weird name schemes.I mean, Accelerator's power is "one way road" or something like that. Shoulda just called her "Zappy Hand" or something.
>>33931867>>33931891Yeah, you don't need to make it sound pseudoscientific, they use wacky names all the time. But (before she got an upgrade that may end up doing who-knows-what) I would suggest electrogenesis.
>>33931730>she'll be learning how to do stuff at not-so-close ranges soon enough.I'd rather she didn't. Touch-range electrostuff is cooler. If you could figure out some other level up thing that isn't just BLAST LIGHTNAN, that would be awesome.
>>33931867>The message conveyed by her Look is: 'MokarinXFate OTP'.>Or maybe it's 'You really need to go to sleep, Akari-chan.'Which was Mato intening to convey?
>>33931935Blasting lightning is cool though.Just make it too expensive to use as a common attack, problem solved.
>>33931730>>33931935Idea.Electricity control espers should be able to disintegrate things by mucking with the charges holding it together.What if her level up gives her touch-range disintegration? It'd be pretty neat.
>>33931974Disintegration claws would definitly be cooler than another lightning blaster.
>>33931891I considered that, but I couldn't make myself do it.She's probably the most serious character I've got right now, y'know? I can't just go and give her power a blatantly-silly name!You'll note I gave up on naming Akane and Mato's abilities, and I think I only ever mentioned the name of Mami's in conversation with players.Naming things isn't my strong suit.>>33931929I kinda want to make it as clear as I can that her ability is quite different from Mikoto's, because she ONLY does electricity. And the other names I came up with were just plain awful.>>33931935>SHOCKING GRASP is still her main thing, anon, but it's impractical to never learn any ranged stuff! >>33931949Yeah, that too! I don't know about 'expensiveness', though. Just an in-character preference is fine, I think.>>33931936Anon, you need to know something about the way I write.When I'm writing a character, I'm thinking as if I were them.Or... something like that....What I'm trying to say is, I haven't the slightest fucking clue.But I'm gonna say that, canonically, it's the former.Because that's way more entertaining.>>33931974>ChargesDoesn't sound like lighting to me!>>33932000Fate's new hands are actually rather dainty and elegant, to be fair. If anyone's going to be growing claws, it'll be Mato, I think.
>>33932000>Eventually get super good at it>Bullets disintegrate as they impact you, doing no damage>shame it zaps your clothes, too>>33932025>Doesn't sound like lighting to me!Tiny lightning
>>33932034>Tiny lightningcan go sit in the dunce corner with the small bombs
>>33932052>>33932059>Not realizing that EVERYTHING is just tiny lightning
Touch range powers > shooty powers
>>33932086No, fuck this, shooting is cool and so are aerial dogfights.
>>33932086>>33932094>>33932104>Not having and using bothYou're gonna make Fate-chan cry!
>>33932123That's not very cool and collected of her.
>>33932176Indeed.I think we'll start off with Mato next thread. I wish to establish her ongoing rivalry with the moon.
>>33932123Does Precia know about QB granting wishes all over the place? Forcing Fate into a contract would make her sliiightly less cartoonishly evil.
So this is just going to get darker and darker, huh. Guess I won't bother hanging around.Also, QM, stop including things if you're not ready for them. You're shitting this quest up with too much PLOT and not giving the players any time to process it; you're rapidly approaching the point where you do something that you think the players will be okay with, only to get buckets of shit thrown at you.
>>33932238This quest has a plot? The only plot we've seen is a thinly veiled excuse to include MAGICAL GIRLS.
>>33932218Nope!He doesn't really 'grant wishes' in this case, either. He more does favors, I guess.For example, Akane's "wish" included a non-flammable place for Akari to stay, and a way to support herself and her sister in Academy City- being bumped to Level 4 provided the finances, and Kyuubey didn't have any trouble fireproofing stuff.>>33932238>Darker>Was it ever dark at all?The 'darkest' things that've happened so far are the protagonist a lady who's literally worse than Hitler in a dream and having shady experiments done on people. They didn't even die.If I wasn't ready for them, they wouldn't have happened. Not expecting something and not being prepared for it are two entirely different things.
>>33932025>You'll note I gave up on naming Akane and Mato's abilitiesHere's some suggestion for Akane then: AIM Mimic, kanji is Appropriation Power
>>33932303...Are you a wizard?
>>33932313What stolen abilities is she best with?
>>33932263they're not even any more magical girls than they already where. They're espers with crystalline cyberbrains.
>>33932313No, just bored.
>>33932351ESP-type powers take less effort to learn, and are typically not as vastly different between levels, but simple abilities like Telekinesis are the easiest to get good at.>>33932355Indeed. And that's a part of the least important project, anyways.>>33932374Boredom is magical.
>>33932123>Not having her git gud at touch-range zappingHaving some metal wires to hit someone with is all she needs to zap at range.I thought you were going to have her do like Hei from Darker than Black, but I guess this loli ain't cool enough to emulate the Chinese Electric Batman.
>>33932421>emulating a BOYEwwww. His abilities have cooties.
>>33932421She's already gud at touch-zapping, anon. She was level 3 with an ability that required her to be within reach of opponents.>>33932433Ewwwww, cooties are the worst!
>>33932433To be fair his ability is from his dead sister. The wire and the knives thing was his schtick until he figured he could use them as conductors.
Looks like that's it.Good night/morning, everyone! I'm going to bed.Remember to vote the thread up in the archives if you liked it and all that stuff.
>>33932615Night Esper, thanks for running and until next time.
>Fate's gang is the Skill-outs who got shit on slightly less