"D-did I do something wrong, sir?"Your ears perk up, and you look over to Rin, clad in a fairly baggy track suit. Azure's tutorial sessions are as dull as ever, so you've kind of been zoning out. Today's lesson is on physical fitness, and how even Renegades have to fight to stay in shape. You're not so sure about that last part, as it feels like your muscles have been getting more and more cut without you actually doing anything. Is this how popular, good looking people feel? You push those thoughts out of your head and return your attention to Rin. She seems more flustered than usual, nervously glancing towards Azure. Today is just like yesterday, tomorrow will be just like today. People just keep fretting about stupid issues. You ask her what she means by all this."W-well, sir," Rin draws circles in the dirt with her toe, "I don't know if you know, but P-Piercing and I we...uh...went to see a movie and dinner and...um...he's been avoiding me ever s-since."She looks at you with watery eyes and puts her hands to her cheeks."I-I must have done something stupid! I know it! I've been trying to ap-pologize but he...," her eyes grow more misty and her lip trembles, "He always just runs away."You give a deep sigh. There's a limit to how dumb you can be, Rin. Honestly. You know that Azure just took her statement the wrong way, and now he thinks that she has no interest in him. Well, maybe Rin isn't considering him romantically, but she does like him a lot. You scratch your head and wonder if you should even bother to set Rin straight. She doesn't deserve to be worried, but maybe ribbing Azure a bit could prove fun. >Tell Rin she did bother Azure. It's not really a lie.>Tell Rin that Azure is just being shy. You can afford to throw the boy a bone.>Lie to Rin and tell her that you don't know what's going on.
>>34018066>>Tell Rin that Azure is just being shy. You can afford to throw the boy a bone.
>>34018066>Tell Rin that Azure is just being shy. You can afford to throw the boy a bone.
>>34018066>>Tell Rin that Azure is just being shy. You can afford to throw the boy a bone.I still don't really like Azure, but Rin needs to make her own judgement. And I'd relish the chance to rip his arms off if he fucks up. that counts for Germ points, doesn't it...
>>34018267+13 Germ Points. It's a 5 point scale.
>34018066>Tell Rin she did bother Azure. It's not really a lie.I'm going to be outvoted anyway, so here's the obligatory vote to bully Rin.
Well, it's been about 20 minutes. If anybody else is going to show up, just pop your head out and be counted. Otherwise, I'mma start writing.
You let your shoulders slump in exasperation. Rin is completely clueless, isn't she? Not that you're really surprised. This girl would think that she was being fun of if she won the Nobel Peace Prize or something. You take her aside and lean over to whisper in her ear. You tell her that Azure is just kind of shy like she is. He really had a fun time on their date, and he was just worried that maybe he acted like a goof or something, and didn't make the sort of cool impression that he wanted."O-oh..." Rin turns red and looks at the ground, "Is that so...m-maybe I should go t-talk with him...later...maybe."Yes, maybe she should do that. You think he would really appreciate it. You tell Rin that she should also tell Azure to thank you the next time he sees you. Rin gives you a puzzled look, but nods and heads back to her place and starts to stretch her legs out. You can't imagine what use leg stretches are to Overed, but Azure's lesson is Azure's lesson.--After the lesson, you watch on as Rin and Azure begin their normal awkward conversation. Stealing glances at each other between bursts of stuttering and long pauses. You sigh. There's not a lot of hope for those two, is there?"No, I think that they shall be a splendid pair," a voice reaches your ears. Small, dainty hands caress your shoulders and you feel breath on your ear, "In retrospect, I believe it to be a good thing that you did not take her when you had the chance, Darling."
>>34018884You jump forward in shock and turn around. It's Claire. Of course. She has replaced her normal attire with a tight white shirt and red bloomers. It would have been quite erotic...if you were into that sort of thing. And you're not. Not at all. You brush off her comment, saying you weren't that interested in Rin to begin with. Claire looks at you in the eye and leans over. She takes you by the chin and forces you to maintain eye contact with her."Is that true, Darling? Did you really have no interest in her?"You swallow hard. You get the feeling that Claire's being dead serious here...>Just her body. You're a man, after all...>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.>She's a nice girl, but that's all.
>>34018911>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.maybe even to cute...
>>34018911>>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.>>She's a nice girl
>>34018911>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.
>>34018911>>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.In that stupid useless moeblob way.She was more attractive when she was competently kicking the shit out of me with lightning.
>>34018911>She's a nice girl, but that's all.DO NOT POKE THE YANDERE
>>34018911>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.>>34019055Do you REALLY want Claire to think the Captain is a maso?
>>34019055Oh, so you're an M type, huh?
>>34019118I won't judge.
>>34019118That just means yes more in M speak right?
>Truthfully, you thought she was cute.>>34019055He has a point. Moeblobs are cute right up until the point when someone spills hot water on someone else.
Hai hai, you're going to call Rin cute in front of the de facto wife. Shenanigans. SHENANIGANS.
>>34018911>>She's a nice girl, but that's all.
>>34019234I don't remember a wedding!
>>34019268>implying that Claire hasn't been fighting a shadow war for her position
>>34019294I would love a thread from Claire's veiwpointLike a day in the mind of ClaireThe choices would be great>Love Captain>Love Captain>Love Captain>Love Captain
>>34019354You forgot>Masturbate furiously
>>34019294that just makes me think that all the girls get together at one point or another and have passive aggressive tea time or something.
>>34019401>>34019354Can we get a writefag please!
>>34019294What would happen if we told Claire she's not cute?Denial or Devastation?I include pulling an Eriadne under 'Denial.'
>>34019514>pulling an EriadneWho the what?
Well, being honest...Rin is a very cute girl. She just has that feeling that makes you want to protect her. That sort of thing. Claire gets in your face, her stone cold expression burning itself into your retinas. "Do you not want to protect me, Darling?"You...you sort of get the feeling that Claire could protect you. She's so strong and knowledgeable about all these weird dangers, and you know she's the one that busted you out of that ninja prison and defeated Seven single-handedly. Not to mention the fact that she was an assassin for years...You feel like you stand a chance against most Overed, and that you're a pretty good fighter at this point, but the fact of the matter is that you're just a little bit wary of Claire. You feel like she could take you out a moment's notice, and that's not really giving her the same fragile image that Rin has. "I see," Claire backs off and droops her head, her eyes going glassy, "I'm too strong. I understand."No, you didn't mean to.."That's fine. I understand," Claire's gaze returns to normal and she tilts her head, "You just need to be stronger than me, is that correct?"You're not sure Claire really understands what you meant. It isn't that you like Rin more because she's weak, it's just a protective feeling. That's all. Claire takes your hand and rubs it against her cheek."No, you're right. I have been pampering you. I allowed my love for you to cloud my judgement. But," she locks her eyes onto yours, "A true man like you isn't satisfied with that. You want to completely dominate me. I can make that happen, Darling. Please wait for me, I will make everything ready for you..."Claire caresses herself with your hand once more before backing away and walking with clear purpose towards the Academy. Just what horrible ideas have you put in her head this time?
>>34019514She would try to change to fit our idea of cuteOr change our idea of cute to fit her
>>34019603--"So," Void begins, "Let's start our experiments."You squirm in your chair, tied down by many straps. Though you've tried, your amazing strength has yet to prevail against these bonds. Void looks at you with a sadistic expression as she prepares a needle.>Bite your lip and take it.>Demand an explanation.>Struggle!
>>34019552>"The term is beautiful, elegant or comely. Cuteness is for children".
>>34019442so you see through the eyes of claire as she enjoys tea with her co-workers/rivals in love as she tries to destroy their chances with captain though backhanded compliments and rumor mongering? I can see it sorta.
>>34019627>Demand an explanation.
>>34019603well that's ... troubling... >>34019627>>Demand an explanation.>>Struggle!buy time we can escape! is that a new haircut? wow you can hardly see those crows feet now!
>>34019627>Demand an explanation.not gonna lie, at first I thought struggle said snuggle.>>34019630Alternatively, when she was little she found a book that explained love and how to care for your man. In actuality it was a KGB/GRU book about the covert bodyguarding of high-ranking party officials and assassination of potential threats
>>34019628>>34019514That was so good. Didn't know we had witchfags in here.
>>34019627>>Demand an explanation.>>Struggle!Was that a narrative gap or were we unconscious? I feel like Cap shouldn't need further explanation, but I of course want it.The struggling is just being uncooperative, as usual.
>>Struggle!>>34019627>"So," Void begins, "Let's start our experiments."Captain should have been nicer to her. Oh well, his pain is my enjoyment.
>>34019627>Struggle!Or use Splash.Both are equally effective, at this point.
>>34019848I specifically didn't subscribe after binging the archive. I can't deal with Hexer.
>>34019977Him or his pace?
Aye, time to struggle. It just barely wins over demanding an explanation, counting doublevotes.
>>34019991>>34020021His 'pace.'I could swear there was more than one thread past bumplimit with like one story update hours after the opening.
>>34020087Yea that shit is kind of annoying.
>>34020087Okay, that's fair. Maybe he will apply himself.
No!Whatever Void wants to do with you,. you want no part in! You apply your massive strength against the restraints, hearing the crack of steel and stone as you try to free yourself. Void smiles at you as you twist and turn, holding her dreadfully long needle at the ready as you try to buck the straps. Then, suddenly, the chair breaks free and you try to make a run for it! You get approximately five steps down the hallway before a sickeningly sweet smell filters through your nose. Wait...you've smelled this before!"Ah, do you feel it? This is my Definitely-Not-Sleeping-Alone Toxin. While I'm not planning to make any special use of you, I think it will let me take this sample all the same."Damn! You can feel your limbs losing their strength, and the world is enveloped in a rosy haze. You try to break free, but all your limbs can do is flop uselessly. Void crouches down next to you and gives you an evil grin."Since you're in this position, I suppose I have no choice but to take my sample from somewhere else..."You feel a pinch at your buttocks, and it quickly grows into a searing jab. She's going straight to the bone! With no anesthetic!"Just bite your lip and bear it. I'm sure you'll have someone to kiss it and make it better once I'm done, you damn player."Void jabs the needle in further, piercing your bone. You'd cry out, but this damn toxin is making moving rather difficult. On top of that, you're feeling rather cheerful despite the pain...Damn Void. So this is how she gets her dates...--You shake Void around, rattling her brains as you let loose your anger on her. It seems a toxin of that level only works against a Chimera for a few minutes. Now that you're free, you've taken to returning all her abuse. You're halfway tempted to slap or spank her, but you think that would be more male attention than she's gotten in months, and she doesn't deserve that.>Bully Void.>Storm out.>Calm down and figure out what's going on.
>>34020343>Calm down and figure out what's going on.No bully!
>>34020343>Bully Void.What could possibly go wrong?
>>34020343>Storm out.Fuck this shit I'm out, CLLAAAAAAAAAIIIIRE I NEEED AN ADUUUULT
>>34020343>Calm down and figure out what's going on.she owes us an explanation after taking out butt virginity like that. we can bully once we know what this is all for
>>34020343>Calm down and figure out what's going on.and bitch about being ruined for marriage
>>34020343>Bully Void.After figuring out what's going on.
>>34020343>Calm down and figure out what's going on.Or Bully, both work for me.>Definitely-Not-Sleeping-Alone Toxin.Just when I was starting to feel sorry for her, she goes and pulls this out. Can we use that to escape form Claire in the future?
>>34020343>Definitely-Not-Sleeping-Alone Toxinvoid confirmed for date rapist
Looks like cooler heads prevailed. Probably.
>>34020667i just wanna know what was worth our purity
>>34020667There's nothing left to do but accept it.She better take responsibility.
>>34020814if she doesn't, do we go weeping to claire about how void violated us?Or Chief?
>>34020707Cap hasn't been pure for a long time. He was fiddled with as a child.
You calm yourself for a moment and set the poor woman down. Before you turn her into paste, you suppose you should figure out what she stuck a needle in your butt for. "Can't I just be into that?"You crack your knuckles. Void grows pale and looks away."I needed a sample of bone marrow. Since it seems your tissues has mutagenic properties on certain Overed, we needed to get a stronger sample than just some blood. Your marrow was a clear choice! If you knew anything about Renegade research, you'd know that I didn't have a choice."Then why draw marrow through your butt? Surely the thigh would be better. Void zips her mouth shut and looks the other way."Just a personal interest..."You clench your jaw so tight you can feel your teeth crack. This woman...--You wipe the blood off your fingers and sit down in your chair, letting Claire and Void take their seats beside and opposite you, respectively."So we'd like to start a program, Wild Card."You raise your eyebrow at Yugo's words."If you're okay with it, we'd like to begin limited trials using your tissues to test the Mimicry effect. It will take some time for Shining Void to produce a safe and controlled extract of course..."Why would someone from the UGN want this? Aren't they against this sort of thing? Yugo chuckles."We want to better integrate humanity and the Overed. To do that, we need to have a better understanding of the Renegade virus. We can't do that without some experiments. I assure you, everyone involved will be volunteers."You look to Claire, who seems pensive. She notices your gaze and returns it, stroking her side-tail idly.>Agree>Disagree>Complain
>>34021062>Agree>Act tsun-tsun towards Claire
>>34021062>DisagreeI don't like it seems weird and unnecessary.
>>34021062>>ComplainWhy does this seem like a good thing? So far it's led to people that like to drink my blood breathing fire. Speaking of, have they looked for any effects in Chief?
>>34021102this, though the second option seems redundant. We do that anyways
>>34021219As stereotypically tsun as possible.but no saying Baka. This is an AMERICAN territory
>>34021198>Speaking of, have they looked for any effects in Chief?Her ero levels have gone up
>>34021297don't lie they've always been that high
Okay figuring this out. Then writing.
>>34021297I don't think that falls under the Mimicry effect. Unless she's mimicking Claire's otherwise unique and unidentified syndrome.
>>34021297That might be because of terminal TLR equivalent exposure. Chief really gets into that stuff.
>>34021352I can see Chief getting caught with a huge stash of doujins and blaming Captain.
You give up.Sure. Okay. They can do whatever they want. It doesn't make much of a difference to you anyway. Yugo laughs and reaches over to pat you on the shoulder."That's the spirit, my boy! You might have just made a big difference in our understanding of this Renegade. You'll be in history books one day, I'm sure of it!"You seriously doubt that. As you get up, Claire takes your hand and begins to pull you aside. You object at first, but her insistence is different from usual. It's more firm, less playful. You figure whatever she might have on her mind must be serious business."I've taking what you've said to heart, Darling. You're not the type to be satisfied unless you are the alpha male in both word and deed, yes?"You never said anything like that."I know. It's fine to be shy about such things. Male romance is also about being the strongest, after all. Then, with your leave, I have readied something special for you."Claire leads you through the Academy to a heavy, steel door. Multiple bolts lock it in place, and you can detect the smell of blood from beyond it. Claire stands in front of the door and puts a hand to her chest."You want to prove yourself as a man, to show you are above me, to put me in my place. While to a degree, I find this unnecessary...I would love you anyway...I know that your pride will not accept anything less. Therefore, to give you the confidence you need to finally push me down and make me bear your children, I have obtained special permission to use this vault. If you wish to grow stronger, the path lies through here.">You never asked for this. Show Claire who is boss right here and now.>What is this place?>Just go along with it for now.
>>34021732>What is this place?"Couldn't you just... I dunno, go make me a sandwich?"
>>34021732>You never asked for this. Show Claire who is boss right here and now.I assume that means the super-finger flick to the forehead.>I've never been interested in trying to grow stronger or develop renegade powers, Claire.
>>34021732>What is this place?Goddammit Claire, for all new reasons.
>>34021732>What is this place?
>>34021732>>Just go along with it for now.>"...Show Claire who is boss right here and now."Sounds lewd.
>>34021732>Just go along with it for now.
>>34021732>What is this place?There's blood on the other side, that doesn't fill me with confidence about this being a good idea.
>>34021732>You never asked for this. Show Claire who is boss right here and now.Give her a quick forehead kiss, that should make her docile for the rest of the arc
Looks like questioning Claire wins this vote.
>>34021997Not really a good idea as apparently Captain has to continue escalating his "affection" to get the same level of satisfaction out of Claire.
>>34022038Just get creative in how to show affection. There's always killing things and bringing them to her. It's how cats show they care, plus she'll cook them for Cap.
>>34022279True, telling Claire to get in the kitchen would be "asserting our dominance" as she wants.
Just what is this place? Why can you smell blood?"As expected of you," Claire closes her eyes and nods, "Even through these doors, you can smell the battlefield that is to come. Behind these doors lies one hundred Germs."Germs? Claire points at the door, all of her normal jovial aura fading away. The air grows cold, and you can almost see her arms trembling."Yes, Germs. The UGN often tries to capture Germs alive, them preserve them in stasis for the day that they might be cured. But these Germs are different. These are men and women who have willingly thrown away their humanity to chase after their desires. Many of them are too strong to keep in a normal cell..." She crosses her arms and looks at the door, "So we lock them in with each other, to spend their days killing and devouring each other, over and over again. I won't lie to you, Darling...these are powerful beasts."Then why would she send you in there?"If you wish to grow stronger, you can only do so by stimulating your Renegade. Your natural strength has carried you thus far, but if you truly wish to surpass me, you must conquer this room. Like I did."Claire endured this? Just what kind of training did the Children's Unit go through? She looks away from you, her body growing stiff."I will not think less of you for turning away. There are other ways you can achieve mastery. But...I believe you can do this."You look at locked passageway. The strong smell of blood fills your nose. You can taste the fear, the rage, and the insatiable hunger that lies beyond. You've never really fought a Germ before. Can you really handle something like that?>...No, there must be a better way.>You'll go, but not alone.>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to.
>>34022418>>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to.Training montage
>>34022341Claire considers being given instructions a sign of affection. We can satisfy her and increase her skills.>>34022418>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have toCan we have Eye of the Tiger pumped in over the loudspeakers?
>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to.This sounds like a stupid, stupid choice. Yet, I cannot resist.
>>34022418>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to.Time to let our inner beast go for a nice walk.
>>34022418>You'll go, but not alone.Throw Void in as a meatshield/Germ chewtoy.
>>34022418How about>Fuck That.Considering how often we get our squishy bits removed in regular fights, a room with 100 Germs just sounds dumb.I guess It can count as a>...No, there must be a better way.even though I'm not really interested in looking for a better way either.
>>34022418>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to.
>>34022418>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to.Bring it on.
Rolled 12>>34022418>You can do this. For some reason, you feel like you have to. Jeez... even if we are the captain of the Go Home Club, we... well. Turns out we have a fighting spirit.
You'll do it. You don't care one way or another about being stronger than Claire but...something about this place calls out to you. You feel like you have to see for yourself what a Germ really is. Claire nods and puts her hand on a nearby panel. The dozens of locks release, and with a hiss, the door swings open."I will return for you in one hour. Please...stay sane until then."You step through into the dark room, and you hear the door shut behind you. It takes a few moments, but your eyes adjust to the dimly lit space, and you feel your heart stop. You expected to see humans. Crazy, mindless humans, but humans nonetheless. But these...Freakish limbs drag across the floor. Yawning mouths open up from torsos, biting down on the meat of a nearby carcass. Skin sloughing off to reveal a crystalline surface. Multiple heads, all carrying a different face. All these and more mark these monsters in bizarre and nonsensical combinations. Is this...is this what being a Germ does to you? No matter the powers they display, all of them are no longer anything resembling a human being.Your breath catches in your throat, and you swallow. That one simple act draws their attention. Hundreds of glowing eyes in every hue lock onto you, and an unnatural scream tears through the room. They're on you!>Battle Start>Your Advantage: 0>Enemy Advatage: 0[ENEMY SKILL ACTIVE]From below you, a black shadow appears on the ground. Dozens of eyes open up, and teeth shoot up from the floor. A blood red spittle sprays across you as you leap towards the ceiling. Several dozen Germs are upon you in that instant, dragging you to the ground. Heat and cold, light and dark, even the weight of the world pulls you towards the gaping chasm on the floor. This too must be the form of a Germ...The inevitable end of all Overed. You were always scared of what might happen if you let yourself go, but this...
>>34023066You roar, throwing the Germs to the side as they tear off hunks of flesh. A few greedily stuff the morsels in their mouths, while others simply continue their advance towards you. The shadowy mouth on the ground follows your movements, its teeth scraping against your legs as you run. The walls, the ceiling...it doesn't matter where you try to run, the Germs are all over you, attempting to send you down into the abyss...>Strike>Crash>Guard
>>34023098Sounds like a Strike.>Crash
>>34023098This is a Strike I'm pretty sure. Lots of them. Guard thyself, Captain.
>>34023098>GuardNot really sure
>>34023218Fuck, I meant>Guard
I wonder if Claire is breaching some kind of protocol doing this. Also: Looks like we're giving a bunch of Germs test material for the Mimicry effect. That seems ill-advised, and someone should probably know about that.>>34023098>StrikeSounds like guard is being counteracted since we can't seem to get away from it and standing still will get us swallowed whole.
>>34023098>>34023318Not 100% sure myself, but this is my guess too. I'll vote to >Strike for the cross counter.
Guard just barely wins this. >writing
>Guard Canceled!>Enemy Skill Info: Renegade Abyss - Drags opponent into a negative space, where time and position have no meaning. Negates Guard Maneuvers for 2 Exchanges. However, one's own Guard maneuvers are sealed for the same duration.>Your Advantage: 0>Enemy Advantage: 1[ENEMY SKILL ACTIVE]The Germs are coming for you, and you can do nothing but shield yourself from their onslaught. Their attacks whittle away your flesh, but your body holds. If you can just wait for an opening...Pain tears through your legs as the jaws erupt from the floor and drag you down beneath the ground. Everything is darkness. There is no air, no light, no sound. You can feel your body tearing itself apart as the oxygen violently tries to escape your body. The eyes of the abyss open up, and from them, the hundred Germs pour out, floating through the void. Their misshapen arms grab at you, attempting to pull your limbs from their sockets. You can't move here, but neither can they! As their strength threatens to tear you apart, you return the favor, whipping out your arm. Your strength cleaves through their bodies with little resistance, but their bodies continue onwards, giving no regard to the loss of vital organs. You're not even sure they felt it.With your body being ripped asunder from the inside and out, you struggle to think, to summon up some power within to fight them...>Strike >Crash>Guard
>>34023814Yeesh. Walked right into that one.>Strike.
>>34023814Strike is the only option.
Striking had and fast, boss>writing
>>34023814with all attempts at guarding blocked, strike is the only logical choice.
>Strike Successful!>Your Advantage: 1>Enemy Advantage: 1[ENEMY SKILL DEACTIVATED]You snarl, lashing out with all four of your limbs, breaking out of the hold the Germs have put you in. With a flurry of blows, you scatter your enemies, shredding them and sending their entrails floating out into the darkness that has enveloped you. Seizing the clawed tentacle of one Germ, you rip it from its owners body and kick the unfortunate soul away. You throw the lifeless limb out through the mysterious eyes that pop in and out of the abyss, piercing it in a single toss. The tentacle draws tight as it latches onto something on the other side, and you pull yourself along, crawling up the tentacle and out of the punctured eye. You jump from the floor, dragging the abyss with you. It pops free of the ground, forming a singular sphere of shadow that you grasp between your hands. With a shout, you rip it to pieces, letting the blood fall like rain on you and the remaining Germs.[ENEMY SKILL ACTIVE]The walls close in on you, ripping free from the structure to reveal more Germs flooding out from behind them, their grotesque forms already whipped into a frenzy by the torrent of blood you spill as you blow through them. The Germs from the walls move with a new purpose, stepping in line as the crumbling walls begin to hail down on you of their own accord. Behind the new group of Germs is an odd looking child, with three bulbous heads, leaking puss from their empty eye sockets. It wails and points its fingers at you, and the Germs respond in kind. The very room starts to warp under its cry, and you do your best to endure the pincer attack you find yourself in.>Strike>Crash>Guard>Crash>Guard
>>34024376Whoah, that was a weird copypaste fuck up.>Strike >Crash>Guardin case you forgot the normal pattern.
>>34024398>>GuardThe shield is safe. The shield is home. All raise the shield!
>>34024376Uhhh.... they're gearing up for a big attack. That's a Crash, we need to Strike it.
>>34024376>CrashThis feels like a delaying tactic of some sort, swamping us with disposable Germs and letting the walls fall on us, so smash right through everything.
>>34024486Wait shit, cancel this, there's a new Enemy Skill active, probably blocking Strikes if the pattern holds.Crash them instead.
>>34024486This, but I think enemy skill is both Strike and Crash. I vote for Strike, but since we used up our Howl already it's most likely gonna Cross Counter.
So, I think Crash wins this.>writing
>Crash Successful!>Enemy Skill Info: Deadly Dolls - This former Orcus Germ can call its mutated kin to attack in tandem with the environment. Any successful Tactic supplemented by this Skill gains double Advantage.>Your Advantage: 2>Enemy Advantage: 1As the walls close in on you, you reach out and snare them both in your hands. Holding them like oversized discs, you spin in place, slashing through then oncoming horde as you feel your muscles heat up and reinforce themselves over and over again. Each pass of the sheets cleaves another Germ in two and makes the next rotation that much faster. At the end of the room, the strange child Germ continues to scream, bloody pus puddling up on the ground as it shrieks. You're disgusted. Revolted. You can't stand to look at it anymore.Your bones begin to shake, and your body reaches its limit. You release the walls, throwing them through the multitude of Germs at their young leader. The first slab sheers its legs out from under it, and the second crushes what remains of its body under the weight of steel and stone. But you can see its hand, still pointing at you from under the rubble. It twitches and flexes...the Germ is still alive.The same goes for all the other Germs you've cut down. They just refuse to stay down. You can't keep this battle up forever, especially when you're on the defensive the entire time. If only you were faster, perhaps, you could keep up. If only you had some kind of trump card, maybe you could turn the tables...Your moment of thought is interrupted by a blow to the back of your head. You spin around with your fist, and hit nothing but air. Before you can recover, another attack tears through your belly, spilling your innards onto the floor. This time, you manage a glimpse of it. A score of Germs, all circling around you at impossible speeds. You get up to chase them, but they all scream, throwing forward a wall of force that knocks you to the ground.
>>34025075[ENEMY SKILL ACTIVE]You're wide open. You're completely vulnerable. And yet they don't attack. Their perfect formation, with no gaps or holes, continues to encircle you. You take in a breath and try to roll over, to get back up on your feet, but as you do so, your neck splits open. Blood sprays from your arteries and dizziness overcomes you...>Strike>Crash>Guard
>>34025106I want to say Strike, once more. I don't think we'll be able to block this, and crash ain't working. So far, all that is working is offense.That sid, obviously the correct answer is:>Guard
>>34025106>GuardThis doesn't seem like a Crash, it's more like a combination between Guard and Strike, incredibly fast and precise counter-attacks.
>>34025106Accept the Cross Counter, Guard it.All right, odd question: Everyone switches Syndromes to something they have no natural affinity for. What does Captain get, and does he manage to make anything of it?
>>34025326Solaris.Not a chance in hell.
>>34025326Hanuman. He doesn't want to go fast or be loud.But He uses sound control to block out annoying people.
Guarding then, right.
>>34025394Hm, I guess Hanuman isn't opposing since he became Captain of the Go Home club by being first out the gate. woops.
>>34025326Orcus.He'll mainly use it to keep people out of his domain so he can be left alone.
>>34025543That's pretty good.Okay, let's think about other UGN types. How about Rin?
>Double Guard!>Cross Counter!>Victory!>Enemy Skill Info: Vicious Gale - By synching up their primitive minds, the Germs can continue a defensive pattern, even after an onslaught. After Guarding this exchange, any Tactic used on the next Exchange also counts as a Guard.You lie on the ground, bleeding out. You don't want to lose to these damn things but...what can you do? You're not fast enough to escape them, and any move you make is going to be tossed aside. Damn it. Damn it! You just need more power. If only you could just...You open your mouth to shout, furious at your own powerlessness. What escapes your lips is not the cry of a frustrated man, but an ear-splitting, bloodthirsty howl. You're pushed into the floor by the force of your cry, and you can see the air warp and ripple as you scream. The Germs around you are thrown up into the air for a split second, but a split second is all you need. They seem so slow now. So clumsy. Before you know it, you're on your feet, running towards them faster than you've ever moved. The muscles in your legs feel like they're about to burst, but you pay it no mind. You blow through one Germ, ripping out the inhuman organs from its chest. As another touches down, it blurs towards you, but you're ready for it. With your newfound speed, you're able to keep up with it, trading blows as you take out Germ after Germ. Your body is breaking, but you can't stop now. The blood bursts from your veins as you slam your fist into a warped face. Your chest collapses as you bodycheck another into a wall.
>>34026076The rusty puddles grow larger and larger as more guts are thrown into the air. Your rampage won't abate. You'll keep going faster. You fly through the air and deliver a headbutt to one last Germ, caving in its skull as you rip its limbs out. The room is silent and still. Entrails paint every surface. You take one last gasp as your vision begins to blur. A voice reaches your ears."Marvelous. Simply marvelous, Subject One..."You try to focus, but it's too late. The door opens and you see Claire cautiously step inside. All of your strength leaves your body, and you slump down onto the pile of bodies.Did...did you make it?[Thread End]
>>34026095>[Thread End]>Caught up just as it endsThat'll teach me to pick sleeping over questing
>>34026152I'm so sorry.
>>34026167I'm just mad we didn't bully Void
>>34026095>"Marvelous. Simply marvelous, Subject One..."I-is that Claire saying that?>[Worrying intensifies]
>>34026233Claire wasn't in the room yet. Smells like Doc Germ
>>34026095>"Marvelous. Simply marvelous, Subject One..."Shadow-runs set to stage 4.
>>34026095Next time Claire wants to know if we think another girl is cute, say no.Thanks for running DXR.>>34026233Reading that, I was thinking Doc was back once again. >[Worrying intensifies]Indeed.
>>34026329No we need to say every other girl is cute but for different reasons to see how she reacts, for science.Girl we wanna protect - make cap stronger.Loli -?Cowtits-?Olderwoman-?Normal girl-?
While shadowruns are lovely, it wasn't Claire's voice.
>>34026394So.....you just confirmed that there's a Overed NSA lurking around being weird.
>>34026388>CowtitsDude what it's obvious.
Man, next time, let just go fuck Claire stupid.Or go on a date with her. or kiss her. or show affection to her.
>>34026452But Captain doesn't like Claire, he said so himself
>>34026451See it would be obvious but I have hopes for Claire.
>>34026452Start small. Compliment her ponytail.
>>34026409Is that Carton banks actor buffed up?
>>34026509You know, you're the seventh person to ask me that. Yeap, it is. He does stand up now and he's pretty decent at it.
>>34026452>>34026480>>34026475So Claire will find someone else to like and only then will Cap want to fuck her and that leads to wacky Anime hi-jinks, thats the next 4 thread set
>>34026526At that point, the captain will have to do suicide. The captain can't live without Claire food. He died from eating shitty food.
>>34026526Is Claire capable of liking other people? She literally hates other men.
>>34026598...her brother remember?she don't hate men, she just don't like/love people she don't know about or isn't close to.
>>34026452Captain needs some actual motivation to go from tsun to dere, just give it time.
>>34026636She's still not attracted to him. Who knows how she treated him before she got used to him.
>>34026233Maybe that was Falco. We did just clear 100-Man Melee mode after all.>>34026445DXR, who would have joined us in that fight if we wanted help?
>>34028303That ain't Falco
>>34026095Wait, did Captain just multiclass into a Hanuman or used mimicry to emulate Human abilities?