"We'll let you two talk things out. That's important, you know - talking things out. It helps." Vintage chimes cheerfully as you continue to stare at the Callidus you've caught in the act of shadowing you. You turn here to see the Equerry of the First bend down to snatch up your white furry boss off of the ground, clutching him to her chest like a child would to a favorite pet."Come on, Kyuubey. We've got to do things for a minute or two.""Yes, but we need to show Matsuda--" Kyuubey begins, squirming in Vintage's grasp."We've got to DO THINGS for a MINUTE or TWO," Vintage cuts him off - and you watch as she shuffles into Kyuubey's office with the mutant cat bastard in her arms. "Just step in when you've gotten everything settled. Take your time, I'll keep him busy." The kimono-clad girl whispers this as she passes you by - the double doors swinging shut behind her with a decisive metal click. Leaving you completely and utterly alone with your full-time girlfriend...and apparently, part-time stalker.
>>34809789You shake your head again, before waving her over - pinching the bridge of your nose under your glasses as you do so. She obeys quickly and commendably enough, managing to stumble over her own feet only a couple of times."...If you're going to do this, don't get caught." You tell Midori as she comes to a stop in front of you, now blowing her nose on a handkerchief she'd pulled out from one of her uniform's pockets. "Now, I know I told you to wait for me back at the hall, but apprently you saw the need to follow me regardless." You glower at her for a few more moments, before crossing your arms over your chest. "Explain.""Um..." Midori fidgets underneath your stare, breaking eye contact with you and focusing instead on her twiddling thumbs. "I...um, sempai, well.."You light up a cigarette as the green-haired girl in front of you explains her actions, guilt and perhaps...a tiny bit of jealousy coloring her words. Apparently, Midori had been more than willing to believe your smoke break excuse - but Wendy, your ex, had disappeared five exact seconds after you exited the hall. The fact that no one saw the American leave - not even Midori herself- was enough to get your Callidus out of her chair. Enough to clue her in that something was up."...I got worried, so I decided to follow," Midori finally manages to maintain eye contact with you here, albeit a wavering one, as if the act herself caused her physical pain. "...Um, I didn't find her anywhere, but I found you talking to them. Miss Vintage, I mean. And since I lost Wendy but still didn't know who they were, I thought I'd follow and see what was going on, because I was worried...and...and...And what? You frown at her, prompting her to continue. "Pleasedon'tstareatmelikethatsempai!" She finally ends her confession in a rush, finally throwing up a hand over her own eyes. "I'm really sorry, I won't do it again, I promise! I was just really worried for Sempai...!"[1/2]
>>34809806You blink at her in surprise, despite your own disapproval. ...What? You weren't glaring at her that hard, were you?Midori shakes her head, still keeping her eyes averted from yours. "It feels like Sempai's trying to burn holes right through m-my soul! It's too intense!"You furrow your brow at this, before pulling out your cellphone and glancing at your reflection on the touchscreen. The sight very nearly making you drop the delicate device.Midori was right. You do look like you're trying to glare holes through someone's soul.Your eyes, forever changed by the procedure you undertook in Siberia, are glowing. Specifically, your pupils - the crimson dots set in the middle of your purple irises now small pinpricks of blazing red light, as if backlit by hate strong enough to manifest as fire. You look fucking evil, is what you're trying to get at here. No wonder Midori couldn't help but look away."A-anyway, Sempai, that's...that's why I followed you." Midori's awkward follow-up to her confession snaps your attention back towards her - and she visibly cringes as your eyes meet once more. "That's all. R-really." How do you react?"...Fine. How much did you hear?"Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around."We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.
>>34809825>[X]"...Fine. How much did you hear?"
>>34809825[X]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.[X]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.
>>34809825[X] "...Fine. How much did you hear?"[X] Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.Most exciting part of the day!
>>34809825>Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.shadowruns
>>34809825>>34809871[X] Voting for this. And back to work!
>>34809825>[x]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.If she is, ask her what she's doing following us too, if not:>[x]"...Fine. How much did you hear?"
>>34809825>[X]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.>[X]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."
>>34809825[X]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.[X]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."
>>34809825>[x]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.>[x]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.
>>34809825>[x]"...Fine. How much did you hear?">[x]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.
>>34809825>[x]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."
After falling behind on this quest during a busy period at work I'm so happy to have caught up again.
>>34809825>[X]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.>[X]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.Might as well
>>34809825>"...Fine. How much did you hear?">Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.
>>34809954Welcome back, I guess.
>>34809825>[x]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.>[x]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."
>>34809825>[X]"...Fine. How much did you hear?">[x]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.We talked about keeping her informed before so let's bring her along
>>34809825>>[X]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."
>>34809825>[X]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.>[X]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.Fuck it, bring her with. She'll will be more useful/interesting the more she knows.Will also have to figure out what Wendy is up to. And our eyes seem to be possibly more fucked up than usual. That could be a problem.Someone remind me, is Kharn a half-witch or something else?
>>34809825>[X]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."
>>34809825>>[x]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.>>[x]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.
>>34810019She had witch flesh grafted on to her and it made her part-witch.Chiaki is the upgraded version of that I think?
>>34809825[X]"...Fine. How much did you hear?"[X]Do a Callidus check, see if Wendy's around.[X]"We'll still have that talk later. Now go back to the hall and wait for me there, this is Warmaster business."Was this our face or something?
>>34809825>[x]Accept her apology, and bring her along to the secret meeting. If it's this important, you want someone else you trust to know about it, too.a
>>34810003Because she is obviously important enough to warrant warmaster grade shit right?
>>34809825Ok. Our eyes are glowing. Did they always do that, or is this a new thing?Might be a sign that the GW corruption has advanced further. I think Deculture mentioned that the Siberia procedure did not give total protection afterall.Then again, we have only really talked to the three stooges recently, and Deculture also said that the DEagle corrupts us least since its our personal GW. So maybe the glowing eyes are a result of the torture Pinky did to us during the timestop?
Hi, guys! Nothing new from me this week because work has been kind of hectic. I have been working on both Odette and Kumatora's designs, but don't have anything finished yet. Maybe tomorrow? Maullar, however, did a pretty great drawing of Kumatora from my preliminary design sketches of her costume. It was pretty great =w=
>>34809954Got a archive link?
>>34810171It's cool nya~ She's basically our Sexquerry~~
I know she's many peoples waifu, but bring her along to a secret meeting that our Equerry isn't even aware of? Seriously guys?
>>34810056>>34810047>>34809871>>34809892>Not doing a Callidus check by groping Midori's midorisOne job anons. One job.
>>34810178Don't worry Hat, we still like you. Maullar just pushed you down to second place.
>>34810171If the information QB wants to tell us was too secret to reveal to meguca of Midoris level, then QB and Vintage would obviously have said so, in which case we could then have asked Midori to wait outside.
>>34810210....You kinda have a point there.....
>>34810215I was first?
>>34810204This.It's just unprofessional to ask if our girlfriend can tag along to the super secret warmasters only meeting.
>>34810221They obviously wouldn't have expected us to handle it.
>>34809825[X] "...Fine. How much did you hear?"[X]Accept her apology,>Missed first vote due to goofing off in skypeFuck my everything.
>>34810171Kind of. She is one of our aids and our girlfriend. Probably one of the few people we can trust, though that does not mean they will always act in ways we view favorably (such as the wendy kiss).Maybe this is too important for her but... well, we will see. I have a feeling it has something to do with grief seeds which could be big but not too horribly huge probably.>>34810177I think our eyes were red since the operation but it sounds like they are glowing more. Possibly due to steadily progressing corruption or being a bit angry. Maybe both. Would not be the first time our corruption has changed our eyes while expressing anger.>>34810234That's why we don't ask, we demand. Though I don't really care for waifu'ing, I just think Midori should come along and do something.
>>34810192I don't know this is a secret meeting and as >>34810204 pointed out even Sayaka is not invited so I think we shouldn't bring her
>>34810177I'm pretty sure our eyes didn't glow before. Maybe we should ask the Stooges or Yuu if they can tell us our current Corruption level. Kirika doesn't like to be bothered, and Risa's loyalty is suspect.
>>34810204>>34810274Sayaka isn't also aware of Pinky or the Transcended one, while Midori is. This is probably about Pinky since the First are watching over her grief seed on the moon.
Well nice to see rampant waifuism ruins everything againWhat's next? Lending her golden weapons because she asks nicely?
>>34810271>One of the few we can trust.>Stalks us.God anon's you are all thick.In the last thread the meeting was described as completely secret. Warmasters and the 1st Equerry only. And we are bringing our girlfriend along, after catching her stalking us?Unprofessional.
>>34810234>>34810204We don't ask. We just bring her along. She is also our aide. And one that is pretty quick on the uptake as she has shown many times in the past. If anyone thinks we wanted to drag her along just because she is our gf then he is a moron.At the moment she is the only person around that knows how Pinky is the real deal apart from the 3 Stooges.
>>34810312What, you expect her to reveal herself when she thinks someone else who is dangerous is stalking her target?I mean I don't think Wendy means us harm but I doubt Midori feels that way.
>>34810271Anon has it mostly right but there's also a few other factors at play here slmd being trust and another need to know/going to know. We talked before about involving Midori more since she's one of the few persons that Chiaki can trust and, on top of that, she has a convenient metaphorical leash on. More than that, although she can sometimes be impulsive, she has shown good insight. That aside, while the meeting is secret, it was never stated that it was "Warmaster only". If it's too sensitive a subject, we can always have her wait a few steps away, it's no big deal. Then again, AR that point it's going to break into need to know/going to know again. All that said, someone post Maullar's Kumatora.
>>34810312>>34810302>capable Callidus>One of the few people who suspects that there is more to us than just an amnesiac drunkard>WELL YOU JUST WANT YOUR WAIFU AROUNDWow, its as if you just started reading MGNQ and pretend not to know shit about the character!
Are we mad at Midori right now? I'm gonna post this anyway. I'm waaay out of practice and this is copied (not traced, at least, but copied) from a Sonozaki Shion pic, but I think it turned out alright.Cookie Bitch is Wendy she has a cookie on her shirt
>>34810338Ya mean this?
>>34810337Still unprofessional to bring her along to a top secret meeting. QB will be disappointed, and what will the First's Equerry think?
>>34810367Yes, thank you!
>>34810367Why is she so perfect?
>>34810376This is what the Demonic Glare upgrade is for.
>>34810359No I know the character quite well, I also happen to realise we are doing literally what fucking everyone with half a brain realises is a terrible idea by bringing someone who is completely unrelated and almost certainly not trusted with this level of informationBecause we are fucking herThat's it, you can't even pretend that if it was anyone else you would react the same way but the holy waifu gets to go everywhere
>>34810376Because Chiaki is someone to totally care about that, right?That also why we fired off the quip about the moon in the last Thread, because Chiaki is this professional.God, its like I am having PROFESSIONALISM!-Discussion Flashbacks from the Iori job.
>>34810376We're Warmaster, sometimes you have to use your authority a bit or else everyone forgets you have it.If the meeting is about something Midori really should not know we can always have her step out.Whatever the information is I doubt it is something that will cause much harm just because Midori knows it. jinx
>>34810376QB, if he is as insightful as he appears to be, will be pleased that Chiaki is taking insurance and precautions. Vintage will probably be bewildered unless she's well informed in which case she might be affronted or ambivalent on the matter, either or.
>>34810376>what will the First's Equerry think?That we are fortunate to be able to trust someone instead of insisting of doing everything by ourselves in fear that someone else might get hurt because of our decisions?Nah.
>>34810426You think having the crazy girl we havent even talked to yet is insurance and precautions?
>>34810414I love how you are leaving the out the most important part how she is our aide and how she is the only living person that knows the most about Chiaki.As I said, its like you are pretending to be a moron on purpose, simply because you dislike Midori while claiming that people just want her around because Waifu.
>>34810448> Midori> haven't even talked to yetShe's one of the few characters that has half an idea of what's going on with Chiaki
>>34810376disappointing people. Guys, we don't want to be Yuma...
>>34810438If nothing else, this discussion shows that there are several ways that this could play out and that anon should perhaps be a smidge less hysterical when the vote doesn't go their way. But that's never gonna happen, right? >>34810366Nice
>>34810366I like it!And no we aren't, just one butthurt idiot projecting too much.
>>34810276This makes sense.Infact, we should ask what the three stooges know about the GW corruption in general and what other symptoms we should look out for. And whether or not the glowing eyes are a serious concern or just cosmetic issue.Deculture also mentioned that the bonus we can acquire from Murderface of the three stooges has something to do with increased resistance to GW corruption. So Murderface probably knows quite a bit.I hope we get to have a full conversation with the three of them soon. Theres lots of things we have to say and ask. Heck, we havent even apologized to Braids yet.
>>34810409>>34810415>>34810419>>34810426>>34810438Ever the optimists.
>>34810475Murderface is adorable, i want her input to appear more!
>>34810367>>34810366''Kumachan & Midori go shopping for Manga drawing Utensils''-Spin-off when?!
>>34810414>>34810312>>34810302>>34810234>>34810204>>34810171Wendy pls go. Stop samefagging because you lost the Chiakibowl Wendy.
>>34810456Well the fact she is our side actually counts AGAINST herShe isn't our equerry, she isn't a trusted member of the officio she is some random callidus we decided we wanted after interrogating herIn any organisation she would be instantly removed from any sensitive information because of the risk she really isn't on our side and is an infiltrator.And I actually like Midori as a character, not as a useless stalker / hanger on she has been relegated to since we got back from Siberia when she had literally all of her character development which was forgotten after about 5 minutesSeriously the shit anon let's her get away with astounds me as do the lengths they go to defend their bad decisions
>>34810511Hey now, that isn't nice. It's cool to get some different view points and words of warning. I just don't think that this situation warrants it at all, and that the choice actually works in our favor. He might be wrong, we might be wrong, but there's no way of knowing until the next post. Let's just enjoy the posted artwork, ok?
>>34810499I would like this Kumatora need more screentime
>>34810511HIDE ALL WENDY THREADSREPORT ALL WENDY POSTSIGNORE ALL WENDY POSTERS
>>34810545Hat-chan is far too nice for 4chan.
>>34810511>When you are only one of them>Samefag.Top kek.And Midori is mah waifu. I just don't think it prudent to bring her in. May be wrong, but I wouldn't in RL.
>>34810577Eh, why bother arguing? We're obviously just one really mad guy who hates Midori and loves samefaging.
>>34810530Aide, anon. She is our aide. She has the same standing as Kyouko and Mami when it comes to the chain of need to know knowledge. She is a person we trust and, as Kyubey knows, also a person we have a kill-switch on. Again, if Kyubey objects to having Midori around, we can always have her step away. The important thing here, for me at least, is to try and get Midori more involved so that she goes beyond being simply "the girlfriend" and becomes an active character
>>34810530>Well the fact she is our side actually counts AGAINST herYeah, I'm done with you. You just went full retard.
>>34810596>The important thing here, for me at least, is to try and get Midori more involved so that she goes beyond being simply "the girlfriend" and becomes an active characterThis.I don't really waifu in general (more of a comradu-ing guy, if that even exists) and if I did I would go for Wendy, but I think Midori should be something other than the shy timid girl that follows us around and calls us sempai all the time. This seems like a good step in that direction.
Quoting from the previous thread,"Kyuubey wanted an opportunity to share something with you - something that only Incubators and their most trusted Warmasters know.It feels like Kyuubey is not going to be happy if we insist on Midori coming along.But so what, we don't especialy care about his feelings and we aren't here to make Kyuubey's life easier.It's not unprofessional to insist our best Cadillus is brought along to sneaky secret meetings. Sneaky secret stuff is her job.Plus the more she is personally involved the less posters can complain about her lack of character.
>Waifufags stir shit again
>>34810605>>34810596You two obviously have no fucking idea what an aide actually does then
>>34810649Dunno, man...Hat actually works for a company, I'm pretty sure Hat knows what aides do.
>>34810649Well, at my old job, my aide took notes for me at meetings, organized my schedule, wrote memos for me and was someone I bounced ideas off of. When I had other, more important meetings to attend to, I sent her in my place to listen and take notes (she wasn't allowed to make decisions for me, however) How does an aide work for you?
>>34810646>best CallidusMidori is someone we associate with and trust, but she's not our best. She's not even especially above average as a Callidus, she's rank and file. Enishi is probably our best Callidus.I otherwise more or less agree with you. I guess that just makes me pedantic. Shit.
>>34810697How important are you hat-chan? You sound like a busy person.
>>34810649They aid you right?Seems like an aide could be serve their employer if they knew information relevant to them and their profession.Plus we have amnesia and all that. Might be useful at some point in the future to have someone we can trust with bits of important information, though it is unlikely that we will forget everything again probably.
>>34810702Eh, we haven't really had a chance to gauge her powerlevel, really.The only time she's done stuff it's been without us or completely out of her element.
>>34810646So, assuming what she said is true, then this is something even Miami is unaware of. In light of that, I say that if it Its too classified for even Mami, then Mid or would be way in over her head.
>>34810762She did almost get away with the rapey stuff waaaaay back when we met her, and that was something she didn't want to put effort in to.
>>34810771I bet Mami knows anyway though. I can imagine her charming a warmaster in to revealing everything.
WHEN THE FUCK DO WE DEAL WITH THAT ORIKO BITCH
>>34810465And you dont think thats a problem? The talking I was referring to was the nonexistent conversation surrounding Wendy and Midoris behavoir.
>>34809928 >>34809936 >>34809976You glare at your own surroundings, peering into the shadows lurking around the corridor, daring for any one of them to take on the shape of your ex. At the same time, you manifest the stable form of your Soul Gem onto the upturned palm of your right hand, the spiked bauble glowing in preparation to detect any sneaky Callidus - also in the shape of your ex."Sempai?" Midori's eyes go wide at the appearance of your Soul Gem. "I...i-is it supposed to look like that? I don't remember Sempai's looking like that--"You silence her with a sharp hiss and a glare, before holding out the glowing jewel. Focusing on your attunement to the Callidus beside you to check if there were, in fact any other Callidus lurking about."I know you're out here, Wendy," You call into the corridor, stepping forward, the hand holding your Soul Gem outsretched in front of you. "I'm not going to be fucking stalked in my own building. Show yourself.". . .Nothing. No response. Only the sound of Midori whimpering from behind a handkerchief crammed against her mouth.Nothing from your SOul Gem, either. Not even a half-hearted throb, or the dimmest glimmer of light.+ I didn't...sense anyone else, if that's what you're wondering. + The voice usually crisp and cutting with unfeigned self-importance hisses in your mind in a tired whisper. + Only her. +...Well. Fine. Guess Wendy isn't really around, then. Or if she was, she'd left long ago.You put your Soul Gem away, and turn back to a visibly-exhausted Midori. Her cheeks pink with exertion, as if she'd been doing something really strenuous. [1/2]
>>34810697In every position I have ever been that is considered an aide? Being someone's gopher / bitch and tossed aside the moment someone with a nice ass came alongNice to see someone on the other side who isn't a douche though because I honestly doubt you could be mean if you tried Hat
>>34810730Not much of a big shot, sadly, but a lot of managerial level work and lots of meetings. At my old job I had two aides and one analyst to help with the load, but at the current one I'm mostly running myself ragged. I might drop dead in a hallway while walking between meetings. Anyways, having an aide is important, but they're not much help if you don't bring them along. Business!~
>>34810820"Y-yes, sempai?" She manages to catch her breath long enough to speak. You raise an eyebrow at this - but you simply shake your head, and then tell her to go back to the assembly hall and wait for you there. Where you're going seems to be a Warmaster access-only thing, so she can't stick around. You'll have that talk with her after all this, back at the apartment."Al...alright, sempai." Midori's shoulders droop even as her chest heaves in her effort to get air back into her lungs. "I'm...I'm sorry. I just wanted to make sure sempai was okay."How do you react?Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.Nod once, and then walk into Kyuubey's office without another word. She needs to learn.
>>34810647They never fail
>>34810697Based Hatchan BTFOing the opposition!.
>>34810837>Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something.">Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.
>>34810837>Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."
>>348107993 months tops.
>>34810837>Nod once, and then walk into Kyuubey's office without another word. She needs to learn.Do the hair flip too.
>>34810837>Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."Not too cold, not too soft.
>>34810837>>34810837>>[x]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."Seems like Sensing takes a lot out of midori huh?
>>34810837>[x]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."
>>34810697>>34810739When I was my CO's radio operator and 'aid' I went with him into most meetings. I also was invited out of the room or told to 'turn off my ears' at some meetings. this one is that kind of meeting.
>>34810837[X]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."[X]Tell her that we will have a long discussion later back at our apartment, about what happened with Pinky, The Transcendent One and about what happened in Siberia. Its time.
>>34810837[x]Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.If there is one thing Chiaki is good at it's being awkward.
>>34810884Yeah, this doesn't quite seem comparable to office work, making a military comparison is probably more apt, in which case this makes sense.
>>34810837>[X]Nod once, and then walk into Kyuubey's office without another word. She needs to learn.
>>34810702>but she's not our best.>Stopped Pinky from going into Ragemode>Bitchslapped Kharn and made KHARN BACKOUT OF A FIGHT>Stopped BlackRockHomu through the power of HugsIf shes not our best I don't know who else is, mate.
>>34810856You mean minimum.
>>34810697Hey hatI don't mean to be rude or add to your backlog and this might not be the best time but..Chiaki in the middle with Midori/Wendy doing their thing? Your art-style is the best.you can ignore it if you'd like
>>34810909Not sure if we'd be able to directly compare Enishi's and Midori's powers anytime soon.Willpower is something else.
>>34810909All of which have nothing to do with being a Calidus.
>>34810837>>34810850[X] Voting for this! >>34810884Oh, don't get me wrong, I had to ask her to step outside a few times usually when we were talking either about money or politics. There were also a few times were the subject was "kinda sensitive, but not that sensitive", like HR practices, where she was allowed to stay.
>>34810884This guy gets it.
>>34810837Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.Both of these!
>>34810837>[x]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something.">[x]Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.
>>34810837>[X]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."normally I would go with just nodding to her and doing a hair flip but she seems terrified right now so it might be best to calm her down
>>34810837[x]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."
>>34810931>>34810934How many Callidus do you think would be able to talk down Kharn?
>>34810837[X]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."Juuust right.
>>34810837[X]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."[X]Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.She fears our strength right now, so show weakness.
>>34810837>[x]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."I wonder if Wendy is actually lurking about or if we scared her off with that gesture.
Remember, if it turns out to be something that would be in our interest to tell her, we can always do it when we have "the talk" later.
>>34810968If both had the same willpower?Not sure actually. We havent seen too many Callidus actually fight.
>>34810968Depends on how motivated they were, how well they understood Kharn's current state of mind, and whether they were under player control at the time.
>>34810837>[X]Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.
>>34810820Hmm. Where did Wendy go to then? Midori said she disappeared right after we left to meet Vintage. Now its possible she is just skilled enough that Chiaki cannot detect her and she is infact spying on Chiaki right now.But if not, where did she go and what is she doing? Is there anything in the 9th officio that we would not want Wendy getting access to?
>>34810837>>34810820 [X]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something."
>[X]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something.">>34810988and if they were blonde
>>34810928Ho-hum... I'll put it on the list. Have some other things I want to finish first, however!
>>34811026The vault, maybe?
>>34811026Maybe she went to take a poop
>>34810988Threadly reminder that bad things happen when we got control of other characters, remember A-gate
>>34811021For what reason Cat.
>>34811026Golden weapon vault is the obvious answer, but I don't think we're careless enough to leave it unguarded during our big public celebration.
>>34811026A very good question.
>>34811060I think you mean the best things.
>>34811026Well, I'm betting its a red hearing but she could just be walking out before the church appears and massacres everyone.
>>34810837>[x]Reassure her. "...I'll be fine. It's probably just some super-secret document I need to sign or something.">[x]Awkwardly squeeze her hand, give her a small kiss on the cheek, and send her on her way.Yeah, lets do both.
>>34811084>Planeswalker - Jace>still not fixed
>yfw Wendy snuck out to sniff our office chair.
>>34811026Those Prophet girls we captured from the stadium during the Ruri contract?They're still in the Silent Rooms.
>>34811105>Wendy is sneaking into our apartment >She just wants our panties
>>34811084Funnily enough no, no I don't.___________________________
>>34811163I feel like we need this but with Homubella.
>>34811146>finds a scandalous looking used pair>wears it like a mask>realises it's too big for Chiaki's booty>her face when they're Midori's
>>34811204>Wendy NTR's Chiaki with Midori
>>34811204Homu wearing maodkas panties.jpg
>>34811204Tell me about Wendy. Why does she wear the mask? Lotta perversion for a hired magical girl.
>>34811204I dunno man. Chiaki has a lot of booty for her size
If Wendy sneaks into our secret meeting now that we are sending Midori away I'm gonna be quite annoyed with her.
>>34811300If she gets into our secret meeting and Vintage finds out, chances are that Vintage will kill her, Chiaki will get pissed the fuck off, and Kyuubey will no longer trust the 8th.Wendy's not going to do it.
>Decu nearly pushing Midori onto us>Finally had a chance to get Midori more involved just like we wanted>Retards manage to fucking ruin it again because MUH PROFESSIONALISMI have no words.
Has no one considered it was Wendy disguised as Midori?Double shadowruns
>>34811363Homura/Chiaki fucks everything up for herself.It's like the only consistent character trait.
>>34811383Well.. she did manage to defeat walpurgisnacht in the original anime.
>>34811383>Retarded voters>Blame in on CharacterNo, you are still a fucking idiot.
>>34811363WE INVOLVE MIDORI IN EVERYTHING CHRIST WE CAN HAVE ONE GODDAMN SCENE WITHOUT HER IT WON'T KILL EITHER OF US.
>>34811397No she didn't. She failed at everything.
>>34811397>she did manage to defeat walpurgisnachtBut she didn't
>>34811397>defeat walpurgisnacht...no? She never did, not without MadoBackup.
>>34811397...no? Madoka did. Homerun always lost to the wall-purging knight
>>34811363I'm a little annoyed, but these things happen. People complain about Midori being nothing more than eye candy, but when the chance to get her involved comes along, she's brushed off. Not much you can do other than reason your point of view, and hope for better luck next time. At least we have the talk coming up later and that should help with bringing Midori up to speed so let's look forward to that!
>>34811412She fought against walpurgisnacht and walpurgisnacht was defeated.That counts as a victory in my book.
>>34811397No she didn't
>>34811363>WeI'll be honest, I'm fine with Midori where she is.It just means the fruition of her character arc will be more bitter and beautiful
>>34811397There is a reason her own unconsciousness labels her as good-for-nothing.
>>34811441That's like saying a dude with a hand trowel collapsed a wall because he dug two inches next to it before it got hit by seventeen trebuchets.
>>34811404she only shoved herself in the last secret meetingShe was noticeably absent during the last 2 Operations, considering she probably could have hella helped in the Witch-Core procurement mission.
>>34811441That is just pants-on-head retarded
>>34811441I poke someone.An hour later, they got shot and die.Your argument would have me accused of murder.
Don't be so harsh on Homura... effort counts for something, and she did fight for such a very long time.
>>34811441Think of it like ww2, there were lots of nations on the wining side, but that doesn't mean Luxembourg won in the same way that the Soviet Union won.
THE AMOUNT OF STUPID IN THIS THREAD
>>34811435I hope that talk actually happens.I also wish that we would see it (atleast some of it), rather than having it happen offscreen.
>>34811498She was a good-for-nothing, so pathetic that she let everyone down and Madoka would never love her.
>>34811511There's been worse.This is, relatively, a good day.
>>34811547If she didn't start the time loop, Madoka would have died to walpurgisnacht and Magical Girls would have continued to turn into Witches!She was the one who let it all happen!
>>34811511There's not been much "stupid" at all. I've actually had a lot of fun with the discussion in this thread. I'm a little sad that the vote didn't go like how I expected it to, but these things happen. If nothing else, it's been fairly pleasant so far!
>>34811465>>34811471>>34811493>>34811498>Its 2014>There are still people on this world that haven't accepted the holy word of Homuhomu into their hearts
>>34811567Wrong, the good-for-nothing made everyone worse off because she was stupid and weak. She never had any friends, but the good-for-nothing deserved none. Poor Madoka, suffering so much because good-for-nothing couldn't do anything right.
>>34811547Aren't you supposed to be busy trolling /a/?
>>34811511Waifuers do that anon. See: Almost every quest ever ran on /tg/.
>>34811498Then she blew it all during Rebellion.
>>34811511Take it easy.
>>34811623Go home homura
>>34811567While that may be true in canon, in this particular quest Homura fucked it all up bad afterwards. She corrupted Madoka into Pinky, managed to fuck up the multiverse and destroy entire dimensions (according to Decu) and also undid Madokas wish and brought back the witches.
>>34811623Go away, Warukuchi.
>>34811404The problem is we keep half-heartedly involving Midori. We take her to meetings and then leave her behind when it gets intense. Or she follows us around and then we tell her to go away.It wouldn't kill us to to actually follow through with her occasional.
>>34811435To be fair, this is a bad case to consider. We would turn away anyone else in the cast at this point, too.In general, Midori's skillset just doesn't work well with ours. We're a very in-your-face frontline fighter, and she's not. Therefore she doesn't go on many combat missions with us.Anyone who says she's only eyecandy obviously came in after Siberia arc, though.
>>34811723>follow throughShe's not exactly suited to going with us on our hyperviolent excursions, though. Only Eversors really have a hope of keeping up with us.
>>34811723That's more because the voter base is split on herMUH NOIRMUH WAIFUFUCK YOU MIDORI IS BASEDNAH SHE MOEBLOBWENDY WAS HERE , MIDORI A SHITWHY ARE WE ALL FIGHTING?MUH PROFESSIONALISMErry time Midori votes come up, I swear m8.I really hope it's not to the point where each side blames the other for the shitstorm.
>>34811754This is true, which is why it would be great if we had to Infiltrate Oriko's cult. We could have a Wendy/Midori arc where they have to learn to work together while learning the cults secrets and destroying it from within.
>Waifufags trying to force shit every chance they getTruly the worst.
>>34811723The problem is that we're dealing with one week waits between threads (it's easy to forget minute details) and we have an unstable population (people voting to bring her then others voting to send her away). Really, there's not much to be done other than talking things through civilly and hoping you can come to a halfway point. Like I said, I'm a little sad that even after two years we still haven't been able to bring Midori up to speed or have her work with Chiaki as a team. But there's only so much you can do when threads occur once, maybe twice, a week, I guess.
>>34810852 >>34810876 >>34810878You look at Midori's downcast face, before pulling your greatcoat tighter around you. ...You'll be fine, you reassure her. With your luck, it's probably some super-secret document you need to sign with your own blood as ink, or something. Nothing so exciting or dangerous that she needs to worry. And if it's Wendy she's concerned about, well - you're pretty sure she's not around to do anything crazy, either.The green-haired Midori nods silently at this, her head still bowed as she starts to make her way back down the corridor. You let out a sigh, and make to call out her name, to make sure that she's not beating herself up too much over this - but she beats you to the punch, turning on her heel and running back towards you. Catching you in a very sudden and very brief hug that presses your face against a certain soft and warm part of her anatomy.Before you can even squirm or squeak in protest, she'd already disengaged, running away, her footsteps bouncing off the corridor walls in a hurried stacatto. Leaving you with your own cheeks slightly red at the outburst of intimate physical contact - something that you're still getting used to, even after the night you shared....At least that's settled, you think to yourself, as you turn to face the huge double doors leading to Kyuubey's office. Now at least you can deal with whatever Kyuubey and Vintage wants to show you - something that's apparently so fucking important that they needed to hire an idol for a smokescreen.Taking a deep breath, you push through the doors and step into the room, over the threshold. The doors immediately slamming shut behind you, locks clicking and sliding into place. [1/2]
>>34811785>Erry time Midori votes come up, I swear m8.Any time any possible waifu comes up it seems.Though for every character there is someone who wants to waifu them just because so I guess that doesn't help.I still can't believe people want to waifu Sayaka or Kyouko, and I like those characters.
>>34811796I always thought it was appropiate for Chiaki. She is an unstable amnesiac psychopath.
>>34811786That would solve the issue, but personally I'm against it. (Our skillset doesn't really make us ideal for a sneaking mission.)I'd rather shoot myself than be in the continual waifu warfare of those threads. I'd have to take a break and read the archives in months.>>34811796This guy gets it.Again, though, Midori's skillset doesn't dovetail well with ours.
>>34811818The sight that greets you is Kyuubey's Office. Unchanged from how you saw it last. The cat tower in the corner. The blindingly-white walls and floors, which you've discovered to actually be screens in and of themselves, able to project and display images that Kyuubey needed to show. The Incubator himself is at his desk, in front of his computer and the array of monitors facing him....Nothing too weird. Huh. Maybe it IS going to be that super-secret paperwork you'll need to look over. That's a bit disappointing.Looking around, you find Vintage off to the side, surreptitiously sipping from what looks like a silver hip flask. And looking at the grimace twisting her face after every sip, it looks like she's dealing with some very strong stuff."Oh! Warmaster!" Vintage starts as she notices you staring at her - and the flask immediately disappears into a kimono sleeve, quick enough that for a moment you wonder if there was any flask at all. "How did it go? Everything settled, I hope?"How do you respond?Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through.""...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34811754Why can't a callidus be trained to help on the front lines? (I mean, look at Wendy) Wetwork, Powerful Callidus illusions (which Midori has a talent for), and her bond with Chiaki make her a unique asset.It's still not very clear what we can do with that besides callidus check, I'm not sure if Decu confirmed if seeing through her eyes or ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL to make shots for her was a viable thing.
>>34811844>Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.
>>34811844[x]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34811844>"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."Pulls out some booze.Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."Don't apologize. That's a sign of weakness
>>34811836We want to waifu them because then we can spend time on missions without people bitching about us not bringing our waifu along.
>>34811844>[x]Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."
>>34811844[x]Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.
>>34811844>[X]Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."
>>34811844>[X]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then.
>>34811844>Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."It's not Vintage's business, so let's get to it.
>>34811844>[X]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34811844[x]Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1YmS_VDvMY
>>34811844>You don't need to hide it, let's get on with this
>>34811844[X] "...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."[X] Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."
>>34811869Maybe we should have just waifu'd Lori. Then people could agree we should leave her behind.
>>34811844>Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."
>>34811844>Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.>"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34811892The flaw in that plan is that we would have had to keep calling her and dealing with her.
>>34811842No Murderface on the mission, just Midori and Wendy. The waifu fags will have to learn to get along if they don't want both girls to die, just like the characters themselves will have to.
>>34811844[X] "...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."[X] Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."Apologies are for not!warmasters
>>34811911No, seeShe would have just called usConstantly
>>34811844>Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.>[X]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34811844>[x]Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.>[x]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then.">[x]"Or a bit of catnip."
>>34811844>[x]Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."Lets just bring in behind us.
>>34811867>That's a sign of weaknessIn this case more like a sign of spaghetti. I mean, we don't have to do it, but if we do it it won't be terribly out of character.
>>34811844[X]Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."
>>34811796I kinda wish we'd have downtime to see what we can do with the Soulgem bonding.Even sharing senses would be an amazing asset by itself.
>>34811844>[x]Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."And also...[x]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34810210>not remembering that Chiaki has infallible butt-memory, and that her ability to remember people by the sensation of their Mami's is untested.
>>34811927This quest was always going to have a waifu, wasn't it?The only question has been "which one", and they all have their annoyances and their even-more-annoying fanbases. But Hell, if we could just stick to one, It'd be ok, I guess.I'm still fucking mad about us voting to keep Wendy around, just because it means the Wendy/Midori war keeps going in high gear. I don't really dislike Wendy, I just hate the constant shitting up of these threads.>>34811985We'd burn two weeks of threads on it, watch us.
>>34812009Do you remember when we used to get things done in threads?
>>34812039We used to get things done?
>>34812039Anon most of us are not even in our 30s, it would not be possible for us to remember something if we were not alive when it happened.
>>34812009> I don't really dislike Wendy, I just hate the constant shitting up of these threadsThis is kinda my deal with everything, I don't feel too strongly for any silo (Midori, Wendy, professionalism, Noir), I just vote and read.
>>34812039We saved Misaka in one thread. I guess the trick is to endanger imoutos.
>>34811783I would disagree and say her skill set is suited just fine to work with us. The witch core retrieval mission for example started out as a stealth mission and it would of gone a lot smoother if there was someone as competent at stealth as Midori is along on it.
>>34812064If endangering imoutos is what it takes to make a progress, I'm fine with stalling.
>>34812039I liked the quest better before Chiaki was Warmaster, honestly.
>>34811844>Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through.">"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34811844[X]"...You don't need to hide it, you know. I think everyone needs a drink now and then."
>>34812103>That feeling back when Chaki was noir protagonist.Now she's the chief of police in a noir story.
>>34811844 Yeah. Just needed to have a little talk. ...Sorry you had to see that.Nod. "Let's get on with this, I still have a party to grumble and scowl through."
>>34812100>detached sleevesMore girls should wear those... it's like Absolute Territory for arms.
>>34812103I don't think it's the office/hat as much as the massive character bloat that happened around the same time.Just talking to named characters in our officio takes up fucktons of time, and only so many of them are interesting.
>>34812124>>34812103Is this not why you are here? Are you not entertained?
>>34812151I'm here for suffering, so it's all good.
I, for one, am perfectly comfortable with Mr. Deculture's wild ride the way it is!
>>34812188I'm enjoying myself quite a bit.
>>34812188As am I, stop complaining anon's. Unless of course you can do better, for as long.
>>34812124>>34812145>>34812151It feels like she has the world on her shoulders now instead of picking at her personal mission on the side while going through her job of sorts.Because of this it's harder to focus
>>34812203Why do you think I became a QM?Every word I write in my threads is driven by a desire to do better than Dec. I'll probably never be as good as his early stuff, but I'll be damned if I don't outshine this modern endlessly bogged down by wafiu arguments stuff.That said, the story's still good when read in archived chunks - the threads are just frustrating to be in.
>>34812237What quest do you run?
>>34812203Just because you enjoy something doesn't mean you can't call it shit when it's shit.Not that I think it's shit, but it's not as engaging as it used to be on average, and being candid with Decu is better when the alternative is a hugbox echo chamber.Reader-Quester feedback is important!Still my favorite long running quest on tg
>>34812103Quest is still quite good, only complaint I have is how slow it moves. But since Decu is probably human I cannot blame him.I am kind of scared it might abruptly end far before it should though. Or that I might abruptly end before it finishes for that matter.
>>34812237Links and trip or you're full of shit. And your quest is probably just as shitty, you just don't want to admit it.
>>34812237Nice motivation. I'm doing mine for fun, because I enjoyed other quests and thought to try my hand at it. I don't think I'm very good and not competing with anyone, but at least I have a few players who find it enjoyable.Its also quite comfy, I don't think I've had a big fight about an in game decision yet.How is your quest going, anon?
>>34811379>Has no one considered it was Wendy disguised as Midori?We did. But we did the Soulgem test. If there's any Callidus other than Midori nearby, they're good enough to avoid our one simple means of checking for their presence.So either we start poking into every shadow, or we proceed assuming that we probably are being followed by someone and say "fuck it."Wendy probably just went to the toilet or something.
>>34812293>>34812248No, I'm not going to give out links and trips after dissing the longest-running quest on the board, in that quest's thread.I can't see that ending well.>>34812326So far, pretty well. I get Hella hype while running it and watching votes.
>>34812327> Wendy probably just went to the toilet or something.But magical girls don't poop anon.
>>34812274There are contingencies in place if Decu drops the quest for whatever reason, I think. IIRC, Wendy and/or Archival would take up the reigns if it ever came to that.
>>34812373Well, magical girls do eat and drink...
>>34812354I'm more partial to players shadowrunning in turns of becoming hype. Though I like watching them vote and try to suss out the best path to pursue and the possible fallout/outcomes. Especially on votes where they reason there will be a contesting roll for success or failure.
>>34811855>Why can't a callidus be trained to help on the front lines?She probably could. But it's going to take training that Midori apparently doesn't have at the moment, and time which is a luxury we don't have, either.
>>34812373My anime cartoon porn comics say otherwise
>>34812396And Wendy does eat all the hamburgers. That much red meat can't be good for her.
>>34812354Are you:Archlon, Chief Fouldrinker, Tales QM or Re:Monster QM?
I like this quest a lot better since Chiaki became Warmaster, honestly. The "watch-wearing dildo" aspects are actually pretty fun and getting to know the officio is a lot more compelling to me than "oh no, yet another godlike time traveling/psychic entity rambling about how you are a mere pawn in its plans!" I guess some people like that stuff but geez. I just wanna chill with Kyouko, find out what Bobcut's deal is and go on some missions.
>>34812414It's healthy, anon.
>>34812406The best training is live training.Midori can kill a witch! She can't be that incompetent!
>>34812380And we'd lose two-thirds of the readerbase because they hate writeups or would just be mortified not to have Decu writing it, but ah well.
>>34812447Of course she's not incompetent. Siberia happened.I think a lot of the readers need to re-read that.
>>34812421There's a RE:Monster Quest?
>>34812468A lot of people need to consider, too, that you don't need to be a God Damn Rank Leader to be a perfectly competent magical girl.I mean, Chiaki went from grunt to Warmaster, more or less.
>>34812414Wait, American burger companies started using actual meat? Since when?
>>34812468Maybe get fucked traumatized too many people so they remember her as not too good.I wanna see a mock Chiaki/Midori v Kyouko/Sayaka battle so badly.
>>34812487Rat is still meat.
>>34812487Depends on the restaurant. Depends on the burgers she makes at home and which frozen patties or pure ground beef she gets.
>>34812485Chiaki, with her power and ruthlessness would have made Rank Leader ages ago.If she wasn't a raging alcoholic, substance abuser and having the memory of a goldfish.
>>34812485Yeah but we were the Almighty Janitor to begin with, and had the whole "is actually Homura" shit. We were never fodder grunts.
>>34812529Hell, she might have been about to be promoted too, considering how close we were to Kharn before... we did something that fucked up our relationship.
>>34812468I wonder if we're ever going to fight another witch/go into a witch barrier in quest ever again.Considering Chiaki's position I'd wager not, but it seems strange that Chiaki hasn't been cleared a witch in awhile.>>34812483Yeah, check the archives.
>>34812400I'm not running a shadowrun-friendly quest right now. I'd like to do that one day, though.>>34812421No, I just started last week.>>34812433I honestly really like Chiaki being in charge and getting to see the big picture. And trying to be responsible. Honestly, my biggest complaints are the waifufags and the short periods of time Dec manages to cover in each thread now. But Quality > Quantity any day.Dec is the reason I got into questing in the first place.
>>34812529>>34812546Oh fine Midori a shitYou twisted my arm anyansMy point stands even if Chiaki's a bad example, though. I have nobody else I can cite, but it stands to reason. We don't exactly run with rank and files so it's hard to find anyone to talk about aside from Midori.
>>34812516>pure ground beefwouldn't put behind her to use long pork instead every once in a while
>>34812447Don't mistake subtle for incompetent.She's a competent magical girl. But in the Ninth, that places her somewhere in the bottom half of the list of "combat effective" Meguca.BUT, it needs to be noted that not every mission is a combat mission, and when all you have is a hammer-space shield filled with ordanance, every problem starts to look like a nail.Diversity of opinion and skills is important, so in that sense Midori fills an important role of "sanity check".
>>34812586Just started last week. Come back in two years and let us know about all the waifufags in your thread.>>34812600I wasn't contending the first part, only the use of Chiaki as an example. Don't forget our favourite Kumachan!
>>34812600Its a matter of power levels in the end I guess. We're with power houses like Sayaka and Kyouko. Midori didn't sign up for a training arc...
>>34812600>I have nobody else I can citeYou mean on being badass without being a Rank Leader? Kyoubro, perhaps.
>>34812603I believe she did mention what those taste like in the 2nd? Q&A.Reminds me, how much info is there on the Rabbits? I was always interested in them but could never find writeups or wiki info for them.
>>34812639Midori had an offscreen training arc adventure with Kyouko awhile back.writeup/flashback fucking when
>>34812636I don't know who that is>>34812647I was going to say Kyouko but I always saw her and Sayaka at about the same level.>>34812648I'm embarrassed to say I focused on Wendy so much there's not a whole lot of actual writeup info on the rest, and I suck at wikis.
I'd rather spend ten threads on one topic than one and brush through it sloppily.Decu has thus far been reliable in not making long scenes pointless, they mean a lot to relationship development. I'm more concerned about the voters being irresponsible and not taking things seriously, like the threesome thing.
>>34812571>Considering Chiaki's position I'd wager not, but it seems strange that Chiaki hasn't been cleared a witch in awhile.It's not strange, really. Unless there's a good reason for it, I doubt the Warmaster would be sent in to eliminate it. She has other duties, too. Paperwork being the most grave and solemn duty of them all.
Neco is right here >>34812485 (and I hate myself for saying that)Kumatora is a competent MG and its just a grunt.
>>34812636>two yearsIf I make it more than a month, I'll be amazed.'Being better than Dec' is the high bar to aim for. I'm not going to hit it, but it's good to have an inspiration.
>>34812639But her power would have been enough to end us, right at the start of the quest.Like I say. Hammer. Nail.Sometimes there's more effective means to achieve the goal: To break an egg, we'd massacre the entire chicken population of the world.
>>34812648Wendy's Askfm is a gold mine for that.Speaking of which.NECO YOU LAZY GOOD-FOR NYATHING WHENS THE LAST TIME WE HAD A PROFILE FOR A NEW CHARACTER.
>>34812679>t seems strange that Chiaki hasn't been cleared a witch in awhileThat's what rank and file meguca are for. Hell, that's what ROOKIES are for.
>>34812703THERE HAVEN'T BEEN ANY NEW CHARACTERSNOT ONEI DENY THEIR EXISTEEEEENCE
>>34812668I wanted a flashback of that so much, but I guess the moment has passed now.
>>34812695I like being a hammer, though. And Dec gives us a lot of nail-like objects.>>34812703Everybody's keeping their blinds closed.
>>34812679I meant in a meta since.We be in meguca fiction, where the witches be at?
>>34812603So wendy is a purple dressed people eater? kinky
>>34812721We never got Kumatora or Rea profiles. Or Vintage.
>>34812674Ah, no problem, of all the write ups I have enjoyed the Wendy ones the most thus far. Half the reason I am interested in the rabbits is her I suppose.The other half being my general interest in bloodthirsty cannibalistic magical girls. Which is also probably half the reason I like Wendy.
>>34812721HEARTCATCH SQUAD SEEMS PRIME TARGET.IF THEYRE AS EASY AS THEY ARE IN THE SACK AN INTERVIEW SHOULD BE A CINCH.Seriously though I miss those, they do better worldbuilding/fluff than write-ups in a word:info ratio and I genuinely enjoyed them>>34812728I'm sure there's an old file on vintage somewhere.
>>34812728Keeping our options open means we get to put the nail where it will really hurt.
>>34812741Well, she's for the better adjusted one among the Rabbits, so that kinda dish is ocassional and symbolic stuff rather than a daily course for her. But I guess there are megucas that do it on daily basis (we do have Fran's "wolf" sister in the cast, right?)
>>34812674> NECO AND WENDY ARE THE SAME PERSONALL THIS TIME.
>>34812747Oh, right, Vintage. I should do Vintage, nya.(No, for real, this is a good point and I'll get on that, along with the Church meguca from the meeting if anyone cares about mostly-NPCs and Jade)>>34812774Well I wasn't going to say it (because it's a highly unofficial source sort of thing and actual important quest-related info generally stays in the threads/writeups) but someone else pointed it out - Yeah, I end up giving a lot of Rabbits trivia on ask.fm through 'What would/did your girls do for X/in X situation?'Mostly I didn't want to end up running off with a thousand different narrators, but in the end it meant a lot of characters only got a little screen time in Wendy's flashback stuff. I do intend to go into more depth with what they're doing presently, but I was planning on waiting until the Church was more in the spotlight for that. Though it probably doesn't hurt to detail it now, since they've at least debuted.
I want to waifu Vintage.
>>34812853Where have you been all this time?
>>34812586Are you following Decu's shoes into the thickly populated world of Magical Girl quests on this board or are you doing something else?
>>34812886Mirrors are more fun than television.
>>34812886That's about as likely as a Sayaka route happening on this quest.
>>34812937I just want to dream, anon. Is that too much to ask?
>>34812937But we have the most points with Sayaka.
>>34812892I genuinely thought they were two different people and that NECO was getting lazy, this explains a lot considering real!Wendy has been doing more writeups
>>34812886I support this noble endeavor. We should shoot for the whole family.
>>34812975Pretty sure those are bro points, not romance points.Also pretty sure the points are basically meaningless anyway.
>>34812975Do we have the most points with Sayaka or did we gain the most points with Sayaka? Because I can totally see us starting with -3000 points and then having low Sayaka points.
>>34812975Sayaka's default point total was in the negatives so it all balances out.
>>34812975We have gained the most points with Sayaka. That doesn't consider how many negative points we had with her at the beginning.
>>34812907I'm trying to be very deliberately non-anime. There are already a ton of anime and operator quests on the board, so I'm trying something different.Besides, if I tried Magical Girls, I'd just end up ripping off Dec, since I enjoy his stuff so much. His work during the Killgore arc and the Siberia arc was particularly good.>>34812975>points meaning something
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>>34812996Noriko? Really cat? She's our filthy imouto.
>>34812984The question remains, which one is Norton and which one Tyler...
>>34813043We can start with washing her...
>>34812996No fatties pls
>>34813043We don't need another imouto. Misaka and Yuu are enough.
>>34813043Noriko is roughly eighteen, NECO/Izumi's age - older than Chiaki (physically), Sayaka, Kyouko, and Midori.
>>34811862 >>34811879You nod. Everything's settled, yeah. As far as you know, anyway."Good to hear it, absolutely!" There's a bit of a slur in Vintage's words, now, not that noticeable but easily spotted if you knew what to listen for. Either the stuff she was hitting on the sly was really strong stuff, or she was a lightweight through and through. You've got money on the former, at least. "Always work things out face to face whenever you can, Warmaster, that's the most important thing I can teach you. Well, the second most important thing, anyway!"...What's the first most important thing, then?"'Around girls with green hair, always beware!'" The Equerry of the First giggles, before holding a hand to her head, hissing in pain. "...Dear me. Sorry. I thought you were going to take a while, and...well, I found my own entertainment for a bit."Huh. That's what they call it way up there in the moon, then? Classy.Well, anyway. You still have a party to scowl and grumble through, so you'd like to get on with it."Right, right! Of course!" Vintage nods, wincing again, before leading the way to the center of the room - where Kyuubey busied himself on his computer, multiple screeds of information scrolling through the screens. "Warmaster's here, Kyuubey, and ready for her super-secret briefing.""Very well." Kyuubey nods. "I'll start the projection momentarily. Please wait until then, Karasawa, Matsuda."Vintage nods, before turning away slightly to massage her temple, her face an irritated mask of migraine-pain. "Devil's Moonshine is right. Urgh, and to think she drinks THIS every day..."Silence. Awkward silence, broken only by the rapid machine-gun fire clicks of Kyuubey's ear-appendages typing on his keyboard. It's...a disturbing sight at best.[1/2]
>>34813045And who is Marla?
>>34813100You turn towards Vintage, the Equerry still suffering from what looks like the fastest hangover in existence - and you whisper what you wanted to say to her as you slide up beside her slight, shorter frame. That she didn't need to hide her boozing, and how you think that everyone needs a drink every now and then."O-oh. You saw?" Vintage looks guiltily at you. "It's...well. Another reflex, from staying so long up there." She shakes her head. "Alcohol's not exactly welcome in the moonbase. Forbidden, actually, just like red meat."...What? Not only alcohol, but red meat, too? How--"The Warmaster believes in a very strict and a very clean diet. Absolute purity, inside and out." The venom in Vintage's voice could have poisoned an entire continent. "Of course, whatever her diet is, the rest of us needs to follow, too."...So, she's--"Vegan. Yes." Vintage shakes her head, before massaging her temple again. "Let's...not talk about it."Right.Fuck. You had an idea that the Warmaster of the First was going to be something else, but not like this.Before you could needle Vintage for more details, however, it's here that the room turns dark - the only light now coming from the screens of Kyuubey's computer. After another moment, those flicker out of existence, too - and you blink in the complete pitch-black darkness as you hear Kyuubey's voice beside you. "Try and stand still, Matsuda. Do not be alarmed. This won't take long."What won't take long? What the fuck is this--You're cut off here, as light blooms underneath you - and you look down to see a circle of blue light etching itself on the floor under your feet. Surrounding you in its perimeter. A beep, and letters flash into existence onto the curve of the circle, making up your name and your rank. "OCCUPANT IDENTIFIED. CHIAKI MATSUDA, WARMASTER OF THE NINTH OFFICIO ASSASSINORUM." A voice speaks out in the room. "VERIFIED FOR ALPHA CLEARANCE."[2/3]
>>34813085>>Midori is, again, taller and more well endowed than other girls her agePapa Hanegawa, what have you been feeding her??
>>34813122Another beep, another robotic declaration. "OCCUPANT IDENTIFIED. THE NINTH, INCUBATOR OF THE NINTH OFFICIO ASSSASSINORUM. VERIFIED FOR OMEGA CLEARANCE."One final beep. One final announcement. "OCCUPANT IDENTIFIED. SEVATAR, FORMER WARMASTER OF THE NINTH AND CURRENT EQUERRY OF THE FIRST OFFICIO ASSASSINORUM. VERIFIED FOR ALPHA CLEARANCE."And it's here that a giant globe - one made out of pure light, with all the continents shaped and teeming with color - drops down from the ceiling. A hologram of the world, projected from above, a simulation of a planet looking real enough to touch. Another globe manifests beside this, a smaller one that orbits around the first - the moon, complete with a pimple of a moonbase and the malignant tumor of a Witch's gigantic spiked grief-seed attached to its dark side.You notice immediately that the moon - and some of the continents on the slowly-turning globe - are marked with crimson shapes, each one irregularly shaped. Each one glowing with the same malevolent red that your pupils had, earlier."Still the same old codename, Kyuubey?" Vintage calls out. "That's sentimental of you.""I thought I updated it, actually. But perhaps I didn't manage to, in time." Kyuubey returns. "But nevertheless, Matsuda, this is why we brought you here." He nods to the globe. "See those areas on the globe marked with red?""The most well-kept secret in our business," Vintage smiles. "The Akashic Points. Portals to the Akashic Realm, where gods and mortals meet."The biggest of them is somewhere in Europe. Britain, it looks like.It has a name, unlike the rest.'Ocularis Terribus'.How do you react?...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.This is it? Where's my super-secret document I need to sign in triplicate?
>>34813085I'd that Noriko.
>>34813141>[X]...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.
>>34813141>[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.Business time.
>>34813141>...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.Ai. Not bringing Midori was the right call after all.
>>34813100>Devil's MoonshineThat sounds like our kinda drink
>>34813141>>[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.
>>34813141>[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.Shits going down, jokes later.
>>34813141>[x]...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.
>>34813141>[x]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.Roadtrip to bong incoming! We should take Kyoko along so that she can have a taste of life in the second for a little while, since we won't let her transfer permanently.
>>34813141>Ocularis Terribus"Eye of Terror?"Raise an eyebrow.
>>34813191See? Wasn't just being a dick/Wendyfag.And;>>34813141>[x]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.
>>34813100>"'Around girls with green hair, always beware!'"I'm starting to think that this is less of a prophetic prediction of our incoming demise, and more of an inside joke that everybody refuses to share with us.
>>34813248In retorspect, with the whole pet crow thing we probably should have seen that coming.
>>34813141>...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.> VeganHow terrible. pretty sure wine 100% A-Ok vegan though.> ClearanceMidori never had a chance pls Next shitstorm, wether to disclose this with Midori or not
>>34813141>[X]...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.If kyuubey's looking for an eye of terror, there's two staring at him right the fuck now.
>>34813141>...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.I was severely tempted to vote to be a dildo.
>>34813253>we won't let her transfer permanently.Actually, if she asked to, we'd pretty much have to.And it would have been a convienient way to get her someplace safe and out of the way, if not for the Eye of Goddamn Terror.No, if we're taking anyone, it's probably got to be Sayaka... and that box we recovered from the oil-rig.
>>34813141[x]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.
>>34813141>...If you're waiting for me to be impressed, we'll be here for a long time.
>>34813141[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.[X]What is on the other side of the portals.
>>34813307She did ask, when the 2nd sent us a letter the first time, and we said no.
>>34813281>Next shitstorm, wether to disclose this with Midori or notThis is definitely not something that Midori needs to know yet. I don't see any problem with my previous vote (the feature of bringing her along would have been nice and she could have simply waited outside), but now that it's been established as above her clearance level, well, she'll just have to deal. There are other important things that we really, really need to talk to her about though, and I hope we get around to them soon.
>>34813141Did we just cram Nanoha, 40k, Fate/, and Madoka all into one post?
>>34813141>[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.These things could possibly connect directly to Homuficer or Pinky?
>>34813141>Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.
>>34813141>[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.This is business and dildoes mode.
>>34813141Gods and mortals.Are there other gods in addition to Homucifer and Pinky then I wonder?And can Homucifer use those things to enter the real world.I wonder if our shield works something like one of these portals, considering that the timestop-dimension is one where gods seem able to meet with Chiaki.
>>34813141>[X]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.
>>34813365Won't be the first time that happened.
>>34813248What's a Sevatar?>>34813141>[x]What does this Eye of Terror have to do with me?
>>34813422Google it. It's a 40k thing.
>>34813365More fuel for Super Quest Wars to be possible I guess
>>34813141None of the limeys have a banner, so have a German!
>>34813365Does this surprise you at this point?
>>34813451Then you best get to work on a Raleigh one filthy cat.
>>34813472>NECO>making the bannersu wot m8
>>34813458Nah, I just thought it was amazing.
>>34813472NECO doesn't draw them, idjit
>>34813501My faith in this quest is rapidly being restored.
>>34813489>>34813502If Neco is Wendy then maybe he's Hat too.
>>34813435Just didGuess I can't write a Night Lords-based group for a writeup anymore
>>34813141>[x]Give me the specifics. Just the specifics.
>>34813339No, she said she thought she'd like it there, and talked about the perks. She didn't actually ask to transfer.
>>34813534he's probably deculture as well in that case
>>34813534We already did this joke before. Wendy and I aren't the same person =w=
>>34813565Either way I think it wouldn't hurt to bring her along. It would be a massive dick move to say "oh by the way Kyoko I'm going to that officio you thought about joining and you can't come."
>>34813534I WISH I was Hat too, that sad copy Midori near the top of the thread is mine. I have a loooong way to go.I've thought about doing some banners anyway, though.
>>34813534Doesn't work that way. Wendy and that fucking cat are comparatively lewd.Hat is 2pure.
>>34813540You're way too late for that, anon~
>>34813534Jokes on you, NECO is A name all the MGNQ cabal pass around to shitpost to relieve stress
What if NECO and Wendy were seperate people, but they merged like Sayans?
>>34813647Wenco or Nendy?
>>34813634Since they're not tripping, how do we even know it's the MGNQ people?Couldn't it be anyone?
>>34813663Nendy just because Wenco sounds like a company rather than a person.
>>34813634They could be anyone.
>>34813609If you were my doppelganger, I'd send you off to meetings in my place so I could catch up on sleep. >>34810366Relinking drawfaggotry. Not a bad start and I always love more Midorins , I say! Please send more my way!
>>34813634What're ya talkin aboot? Of course we- I'm only one person. Don't be silly, eh.
So. There are gods in MGNQ now?>>34813141>The Akashic Points. Portals to the Akashic Realm, where gods and mortals meet.Pinky doesn't count. She's batshit crazy.
>>34813675Doesn't the Madotsuki nendo also come with a vomiting face and hands? I could swear I saw that somewhere.
>>34813720You mean you don't own one?
>>34813670Well, I would hope that people could tell it's me or not? I was imitated once before and that was kind of shocking and hurtful and I considered going anon again. The only reason I even adopted a name in the first place was so people could have a name to give suggestions to without having to refer to me as 'hey you' or 'that shitty drawfag'
>>34813719>Pinky doesn't count.Sure you jest.
>>34813281I don't think the alcohol prohibition is because of the veganism, but that they both stem from a common ideology of dietary purity. She's a vegan and also a teetotaler, because everything has to be pure. Probably also into the whole organic/eating "clean" stuff too, on top of all that.
>>34813141>[x]Tip warmaster cap
>>34813774In short, she's everything Murderface is not.
>>34813747I wish, I really do.
>>34813395>>34813719>The Akashic Points. Portals to the Akashic Realm, where gods and mortals meet.Sounds familiar, but I can't quite place it.
>>34813774I SWEAR TO GOD DECUTHEY BEST NOT BE MOONBITCHES
>>34813186 >>34813191 >>34813206You glare at the globe for a few moments, before sticking a fresh cigarette in your mouth. Your previous one having burned to ashes a while ago.Flicking your zippo open and sparking it to life, you light the stick of nicotine, the flame of the lighter making the half-lit darkness around you dirty with shadows. Shadows that overlapped your own, and for the briefest of moments, made you look as if you had wings.Skeletal ones, like that from a great vulture's rotting carcass, with only the suggestion of feathers still attached to its wingspan."Specifics," You growl. "Start talking."
>>34813141>SEVATARWhat, Vintage gets a cool moniker, but we're not MURDERFACE? Not even in the super-secret database? That sucks.
>>34813719>implying that "crazy" and "god" are mutually exclusive
>>34813820Keep dreaming then, because according to google it's a kitbash of other nendos/Garage kitWhich sucks
>>34813865That DOES suck. It's so cute...
>>34813631What's with this feeling of disappointment?
>>34813846>...and for the briefest of moments, made you look as if you had wings.>Skeletal ones, like that from a great vulture's rotting carcass, with only the suggestion of feathers still attached to its wingspan.We are becoming Akuma.
>>34813846Since the next few posts will be quite plot and description-heavy, I'm pausing the thread for now, to continue tomorrow night! Thank you for everyone's participation so far, feedback is always great! I know we've been really slow so far, but please bear with me, we'll get into the action soon enough!Anyway, we have two writeups incoming, I believe! Questions answered after it!
>>34813847of course not. It's been updated. Kyubey just says he tries to keep it up to date. And we're registered as Chiaki Matsuda, which would jive since it's a relatively recent identity.
>>34813856Perhaps, but measures of sanity among gods are hard to come by.if you can place this qoute, you get a cookie
>>34813903Oriko is kill when
>>34813903Thanks for the thread!Looking forward to all the PLOT exposition! I mean plot exposition.
>>34813890Ow. Every time I see that I wish Decu went with the one I redid.
>>34813846>Flicking your zippo open and sparking it to life, you light the stick of nicotine, the flame of the lighter making the half-lit darkness around you dirty with shadows. Shadows that overlapped your own, and for the briefest of moments, made you look as if you had wings.>Skeletal ones, like that from a great vulture's rotting carcass, with only the suggestion of feathers still attached to its wingspan.Oh mein gott.
>>34813890"As you gaze into abyss, the abyss gazes right back into you. And those who hunt monsters..."It's doubly fitting for megucas.
The Twelfth Incubator's Office is positioned at a surprising place - in one of the National Theatre's loges. The Archive was rebuilt just under it, so we can simply take a lift from there. Our Incubator has always boasted being something of an anthropologist, and since we were moving everything years ago, he used the opportunity to enjoy music arts during work, and focus on our culture more. When I've entered the office, he was doing something with the computer alright, but through the one-way glass, I could also see the actors on the stage rehearsing something, repeating lines, occasionally starting a song, but never getting past a few verses before the director would yell at them."This is a good example of how narrow human perception is, Jarmila." He responded to my silence, not caring to face me, but using my given name as always. It definitely leaves a sense of pretense. "The play is quite interesting, and could provide, to the more curious viewer, a gateway into a whole new unique theatre genre. But, as it often happens, all you humans remember is the title song. The need to translate it also obscures much of the meaning here."On a wagon, bound for marketthere's a calf with a mournful eye;High above him, there's a swallowwinging swiftly through the sky;How the winds are laughing,they laugh with all their might;Laugh and laugh the whole day throughand half the summer's night.Donna Donna Donna, Donna ~[1/12]
>>34813903Thanks for running Decu, you da best.
>>34813955"It's also quite fitting to our cause, what do you think?" Was he gloating about how he's got us under his thumb? I did know both the song and this cattle allegory. It especially starts making sense once you spend enough time in the Twelfth, and understand that under all those esoterics and difficult words, there's really just a huge slaughterhouse of the Witch flesh. You get good or go Witch. I know the Twelfth is special in this way, but don't see into the exact methods of this being handled, except for having to purge what's left of the newbies all the time. Grief must flow, or so the cat says. But now that I thought of it, does participating in it all make me a cow?"I don't understand art, sir. I came to give you report on Barbara, as obvious. She wasn't a cow or a swallow. I guess she was a bitch to kill.""Make sure to pass the story of your heroic prevailing to one of the Gatherers. More importantly, how many causalities did you have?" Damn cat kept watching his screen, like I was the pet in this room. He looks so silly, I keep forgetting all the jokes are lost on this guy. He may be good at mimicry and has got a definite talent for ad-libs, but under his act is a mask of cold steel."Only one squaddie girl had died, and no expensive wounds were sustained." Well, the one I got from having to the Mach Lunge hurts, but won't send the limb to Jackdaw's ice box just yet."I've noticed that your arm-""Though wait, damn, actually, sorry. Two girls are dead. That's why I came late. Jackdaw should already have gotten both the bodies a hour ago or so - we sent them in advance." "How rude. Don't jump into your boss's speech like that. And don't make this kind of a mistake when reporting." Wiggle, wiggle. If only you could make a key charm out of that tail.[2/12]
>>34813890or it's a reflection of the fact that we were her.OR it's a trick of the shadows.
>>34813971"I am sorry. The Info-Cyte girl had witched out."His tail slowed down to a still, with a very controlled movement. "That is... actually very interesting, Jarmila. From the Info-Cyte's maker, I hear that was out of the question. You should talk to her, it's Renata Lichtenberg, the Librarian with synthetic arms. Our main hacker, formerly of Fourth." An incubator using given names and nicknames is also odd, girls who transferred here say that a lot. "I'll go over your account of her later, assuming you didn't let her get away. Renata will need it as soon as possible, though."I've seen that one with metal arms a bunch of times. Obviously she would be a transferee from the Fourth, but. "Was that girl really ranked?""The thing to consider here is," he kept going on, "Figuring out how much corruption could mechanization of thought save on somebody other than herself was one of the experiment's purposes." The ugly mascot had finally moved, and, for once, his step seemed oddly unsure. "This is a very strange situation we may have gotten here, mhmm. I understand that you are quite the ideologically driven person. You should be glad, because today is a very special day - you will get to discuss ideology." He turned his head slowly towards me, in a way that shouldn't be possible for any animal with a spinal column. That actually had more shock value than whatever turn scare setup he could have had planned to try out, what with delaying eye contact. "Well then, Jarmila. Are you familiar with the Riddle of Witch Flesh?I've resisted the urge to scratch my head here. The Riddle of Witch Flesh? Don't care about these occasional heated debates the Vanus have, but they really wouldn't shut up about this one. "Isn't it basically asking what's the right amount of emotion in life, and how to tell?"[3/12]
>>34813986"Yes, that. You know, it's not just sophistry, it's a matter of life and death for you girls. Panna wants to talk to you today, among other people. And discuss this riddle. So, that's another thing you have to do today. She said she would come at the Archive's reception, and that the other Rank Leaders have already been notified." "Well, it's where they both live. That's... okay by me. I've wanted to stop by there anyway. Drink some beer with them and complain about my day." I couldn't help being kind of blunt, compared to his curly speech"I know you have just done a lot of work, but this is really important, and she's adamant that she must talk to all of you Rank Leaders together today. You'd better go. Seeds go to the Librarium, I can't take these just yet." He turned back, apparently considering me dismissed."I'll be going then, sir. I've told Popelka to report to you in person. She would understand how Squad Libra had performed better than I do."And so I've left the cat to his own thoughts, which were, in all likelihood, him plotting to screw us all over with the least effort. Like a twisted child that mechanically plays with its toys because that's what they are for, but never has fun. A toy breaking doesn't even make it flinch. Or like a farmer who grooms his animals and plays with them for years on the end before having to butcher them, because that was the point all along. He doesn't enjoy the act of betrayal and killing. Happy meat just sells the best.Such is the painful truth. He doesn't really care about humans at all.---[4/12]
>>34813903Thanks for running Decu! Here is a question from the last thread I don't think got answered.Wendy had previously touched the subject, but didn't have concrete answer.Was Vintage involved in trying recruit Malal to the First when they offered Malal the chance? Did she recommend Malal
>>34814007Following the familiar branch of tubes out of the Elevator, I've arrived to the Archive's gate, and the booth built into the wall next to it. Anyone who would happen to wander this deep would be put off by the single led light illuminating a massive steel door.That is, if they could see it. Which they would most likely not, because the girl standing guard next to the gate would usually either be a Callidus trainee maintaining the Rank Leader's double illusion of seeing darkness along with a touching a stone wall, or the Rank Leader herself. For a third of a day, though, and as was the case when I came there, the Vindicare Rank Leader would sit at the booth insteadMartina, who should, by all rights, have seen them coming from a hundred meters away and could make precautions. Provided she actually physically looked where she was supposed to, which no guard really does. Nothing bad ever came out of it, though. I could actually see the light when I've turned corner, so it must have been her shift."Papers please - oh yeah, figured the huge person there was you." The booth girl's voice had skipped a whole octave, to accompany the shift of her social gears from seeing a friend. She had her blindfold pulled over hair, with one hand remaining on it like she wasn't sure which way to pull it, making her look like a scatterbrain. That was precious, because it was far from the truth.Since it seemed a bit like I've caught her reading porn mags on the job or something, I've decided to tease her a bit more on it. "Won't you still have to probe me with clairvoyance, though? What if I am a Callidus? I guess this looks like a bunch of halves in a bag to you, but it's totally a bomb or some shit."[5/12]
>>34814023"Oh, you're okay. Still saw you with one eye. It's the only way I can do something else on the boredom shift." That sounds like it must make her head hurt, though. She had already hidden whatever she was reading under the desk, it really must have been something disgraceful. "You've got magic on your hand, though, did somebody wreck you? My day was shit too." This already seemed like a beginning of a good, long dudebrochick talk, one of those that will take hours, but in which we won't actually say anything we haven't said before. So, let me tell you about Martina for a bit, instead of showing, since the way this had happened doesn't show her off enough.In order to be granted the title and rank "Librarian of the Twelfth", a magical girl has to meet a set of requirements:To be at the peak of her Vanus potential, showing consistent perfect results in mundane tasks. Martina made her Vanus marks with flying colors.To be resourceful, knowledgeable, and experienced with both inner mechanisms of the Officio and the groundwork, able to fill different roles than just those usually expected of a Vanus: She must have some at least basic combat training and skill, and deep understanding of magic arts, along with the ability to widely apply them to most problems. Martina can do some crazy things with her magic, and both kill and fix problems like nobody's business.And lastly, to prove with a clean track record that she is worthy of trust, disciplined, and in general fit to become the Incubator's confidant in some manner, dusting off one of the Officio's closet skeletons, never telling anyone what she came to know. As I understand it, this is where it breaks, because Martina is not dependable enough. Her results are too wall-to-wall to handle the subjects that Juunibey needs clean and safe.But, much like me, she does pretty good when you leave her to do her own thing.[6/12]
>>34813903Are there actually lots of gods in the world then? How many are there in addition to Homucifer and Pinky?
>>34814043That's why, after she had beaten on Liliana's skin with two Grief Seed's worth of enchanted sticks and stones, even if it had little effect and even if she had needed a flying friends help to accomplish it, Juunibey didn't have her replace one of the dead Librarians, but rather the Vindicare Rank Leader, who got gulped down like a chump.We're similar people, in that we're both thick headed and hard to put a leash on, but also the strongest around. I'll repeat that I never felt like a leader, but Martina apparently does, and says that both prodigies and leaders must be selfish, else they'll never get anywhere. I've got some real issues with her personality, but due to circumstance, she's the closest thing to a friend I've got.Well, we're friends now, but Martina is a very inconvenient person at first. You will find that she's such a massive pile of issues, it almost makes her seem capricious and many-faced when you get closer to her, because you can never tell what she's projecting at right now. Through her concealed misanthropy, and constant trying to weed her own banes out of others, she gets her job of a Vindicare Rank Leader done. Panna says she's just histrionic, that I am a jock, and Toy is too soft for our trade, but that's because Panna always has to be a complete cunt to everyone.I fell on the sofa in that tiny crib, having seen the bed already occupied by Toy, who must have come earlier and tried to catch a nap before the meeting. "Seriously. That fucking cat. If I see that fucking cat try to turn scare me one more time."Martina immediately gave me the mirror of reason that I've needed, twisted as it was. "He's trying, though. Isn't that worthy of respect? Like, keep in mind this, he must have been at it for eighty years. That's amazing. You've got to respect that, you've got to."[7/12]
>>34814044Sayakami, right hand of Madokami.
>>34814062"...It's amazingly stupid of him, if that's what you're getting at. At least it wasn't the fake laughter. That was horrible, god damn."They don't -and aren't allowed to- keep a bottle opener around for me, so I've always had to conjure up a tiny metal spike and use it to open the bottle cap, which was kind of wasteful. It's always the annoying routines like this that really get to you. I also have to carry my bottles back with me, but Toyen still has it worse, since she can't smoke underground. It also seems to disgust the Vanus when she brings it up, since the Officio spaces are always kept so sterile. You would think that they wouldn't mind, since they so often pretend that shit doesn't stink."Sure, but. If my laptop had worked for eighty years, that would be an amazing laptop. Say it runs one of these programs where it tries to learn to speak by talking to you. Except, if you talk to it for eighty years, who cares if the conversational program on it passes the Turing test yet. You grow so attached to it, you even start talking like it, there's no difference anymore."That was a new thought right there. It had me thinking about it for a while. "Is that like what happened to Panna? Did she talk to an Incubator for so long that she forgot he's fucked up, and became like him? Started seeing the world through the beady eyes?""You can ask her herself in a short while.", she turned again. "That reminds me, Toy, I am going to need the bed. Panna insists that since I used to be a Vanus, she wants me to give my account in trance."[8/12]
>>34814081Hearing her name called out, the second resident of the booth came to her senses, and sat on the bed's edge. "Sorry. Fell asleep waiting." Then, her mind caught up, and she gave Martina a long, tired stare through her sleepy eyes. "Like, in trance? Vanus trance, like they do in rituals? Like when Řeřicha gets high? So that you can't lie or backtrack on what you've said? What a bitch."Martina must have been overjoyed, being able to correct somebody that hard. "Right, except none of what you've said is a given. It differs by person. Like, it usually allows you to focus more on whatever you are doing in the Administratum. Scryers or seers are usually unconscious during it, but enhance their results like this. They get more worked up. Gatherer candidates would stay conscious and focus on digging in their memory, so they can remember what you've said better, and add notes to the account, down to subtle stuff like the faces you were making. My version is that too. And since the blindfold already allows me to see EVERYTHING down to the pimples on their butt and junk food in their stomach, and you can only do so much sparring, I've tried to push the trance a bit as well, when I was bored."Married to the job alright. Dirudo, was it? But I have no right to poke fun at her here, since I like to abuse the Eversor trance too.She held her head in her hands now, staring outside. "It took years, but when I focus these days, I basically get photographic memory of everything I've seen lately. So, the Gatherers really like me now, is what I am getting at." she made a short pause, probably realizing that wasn't what she had originally wanted to say. "Besides, it's not like I would lie to Panna now. It's the opposite - I want to throw the whole thing in her face. Because it's all her fault."[9/12]
>>34814100I took a swig from the flask. My sincere pity goes to all the poor foreign workaholic magical girls who will never taste bottled bohemian beer after work. "Was it so bad? I mean, sure, retirement missions suck, glad to have them off my back, but still. Don't you do a lot of those?""Let me think about that. Hm. Yeah, I do, but no, you're wrong. You can't actually get used to everything. I am not even really a cynic, or fucking Yossarian like Toyen. I have to look into their faces, you know." Martina seemed to struggle with the proper volume to give her voice, like when you're talking to a driver. She wanted us to hear her, without turning back, but also didn't want anyone possibly passing the Archive's gate to hear, since the conversation was straying in a classified direction.Well, I could take that burden by talking myself, for a while. "Yeah, and get this: I have to look into their heads, and take a trip through their pocket personal hell. How's that not worse?" That may be when they've also noticed how I've been starting to slip a bit."...""I also keep count, you know? I've seen thirteen hundred and forty Barriers within five years of service, give or take ten. Some of them don't really count, or I only got a glimpse or something." I've lowered my voice a bit too. "Anyway, that's a Witch almost every day. It also means I've purged an entire Officio in my life, or the Twelfth almost twice over. For the record, I normally use three Seeds a month, since I've got a lot of juice and just smash most of them down with a weapon. You'd think that it eventually gets old, like that all girls would mostly think about wanting to have a dick and that the Barriers would have that. Like that psychologist who wanted to fuck his mom, Freud. That kind of a thing. But no. Still new and new exciting silly shit coming my way.""..."[10/12]
>>34814116"Anyway, I actually think that this keeps me sane. If they started repeating and I felt like I've figured people out, that would drive me crazy. So, I get what you're saying. I don't mind answering the question either, and my answer is also no. I don't just fire and forget. Hehe, no pun intended."Martina was trying to keep her eyes on outside of the booth, but still shot me a look over the shoulder. "That's some strange math. You do realize the problems with it, right?""Yeah. The coolest part about it is that I didn't even kill half the Witches we've produced in that time. Not even fucking close. Not even a quarter of them. A tenth, more like. It's sort of hard to not figure out the... You know. The thing." Toyen seemed already woken up by us talking things of that sort, so she asked Martina the good question. "Is this going to be about the thing?""Pretty sure it's going to be about the thing. It was real crazy and weird. And it's not like this was my first time doing this. Panna has to do the gatherer's role herself because nobody else is really allowed to, well, even hear it. Except you, today, finally. For some reason."Clearly, this mission she had ben on must have been super bad. Worse than murdering your friends and telling your friends about it, which is what a retirement mission normally entails.So, when she came, there wasn't much small talk. It was obviously the first thing we had to ask. Why is this so important?"Because this time, I happen to be dying."There was a hint of amusement in her voice, being able to tell this to the three people in the world who had probably wanted to murder her the most."...After Jarmila left the garden in the morning, I had my soul gem faint on me. This body underwent clinical death for a few minutes, and wouldn't move when I came to." She waved her palm around, like when you're trying to get the itch out of it in the morning. [11/12]
>>34813903Thanks for running!
>>34814135"I won't humor you with stories of what it's like to be old. But this means I could basically leave you any moment now. I probably won't, but it could happen. In theory." Martina showed the most empathy of us all, actually having something to ask after a long pause. "So, this is because you've still got unfinished business. No last will, you're basically passing the Officio on right now.""Exactly.""Why us? Why not pick a Chief Librarian - or, hell, another Warmaster's Aide like you - and have her just keep doing what you did? Didn't the cat have you make, like, hectoliters of the Potion for future use?"Panna tapped her knuckles on the table, and laid her shades on it, maybe to indicate that she's finally being level with us. "The problem with that is that I can't really recommend the Incubator any of the Librarians or my Venenum in good conscience. Jackdaw and Řeřicha have what it takes, if we are talking skill, but neither is a leader. They also are too talented, if you know what I mean by that. They lack the versatility. And perspective. And let's be honest, neither has much common sense."While the Aide was moving her chair to the back of the crib next to the bed, where Martina had already lied, Toyen had to sit by the table too. While she could, she said the thing on everyone's mind. "Don't get angry, Panna, but you're pretty batshit crazy yourself."Didn't even twitch her brow. She didn't even insult anyone so far, so it really seemed like a grave matter. "Just listen for a while. After you hear Martina's story from this morning, it will all make much more sense."And then the session was all ready, started, and Martina would start saying all those interesting things. I should get the account itself from Umika, and stick it under this. By now, at least that's going to be easy.[12/12]
Dead Neptune:Chapter 01:At the bow of the Tacoma, Alice leaned on the railings. The sea churned and divided before her, the wind blowing through her outfit and tossing up her auburn hair, her blonde highlights accentuating her wavy, slightly curly hair.Three ships trailed behind, each flying the flag of a blue pearl with a trident and a soul gem. The first two vessels following were the cruisers Ticonderoga and Yorktown, and the ship bringing up the rear was the destroyer Chandler. The battlecruiser up front waved the same flag, sailing to a particular island somewhere between Japan and Australia.This was no Officio. None of that bureaucracy bullshit. Officially, they’d be written down as renegades, magical girls gone rogue. These particular rebels, however, liked to call themselves Dead Neptune.That said, rogue magical girls were usually hunted down and killed to prevent any kind of mass killings or heists. Dead Neptune spent most of its time lying low, avoiding raising any eyebrows of the Officios around the world. They usually took mercenary assignments, taking jobs as guns for hire. Sometimes it’d be shooting shit out of the water, other times it was to defend a hill from a battalion of soldiers.It was somehow enough to support their way of life. Magical girl pirates.
Living at sea wasn’t too hard. After the usual necessary assimilation to the sea, some girls decided that living on water wasn’t too bad. Though there were expectations, the atmosphere aboard the four ships was more relaxed than in any office building. More casual. Doctrines differed, too, nullifying the disasters of Eversors being pinned down by a single sniper or Vindicares locked in a room with a blade.Life at sea also meant girls hailing from all over the world. Those unhappy with their incubator or just wanting to get away would work their way through hoops and up ladders, eventually finding themselves part of the organization.The sky melted into an ominous grey. A short, cute chime brought Alice back to earth, her attention shifting downwards. Fishing her phone out of her pocket, the screen lit up and displayed a few lines of text. It was from Jessica.>Hey Alice!~>Come up top!>Witch in the water!>Maybe!>(￣。￣)y-~~A breath escaped her lips. The Warmaster was usually like this. Playful, energetic. Some people thought she was too much so. Some think it’s a mystery how she manages to hold the whole organization together so well, even more so if Jessica was even the same person when she was serious or angry. Her body language seemed to change at the drop of a hat.
>>34814196Stowing her phone, Alice paused, taking one more look at the sea before heading inside. Even though dealing with Jess could get tough, at least she was enthusiastic about doing most of what paperwork. Or most of what paperwork there was.She stepped away from the railing and strode past the the two triple gun turrets, heading into the base of the tower of the Alaska-class. Navigating through the halls, she was greeted with everything from nods to casual salutes, all gestures accompanied by a smile. She returned the greetings with a nod, steadily moving towards the observation deck.She leisurely opened the door, spotting a brown haired girl patrolling the windows with a set of binoculars wrapped in her bandaged hands. The brown haired girl acknowledged Alice with a small wave as she came in, breaking her stern stare with a smile for only just a moment.Alice tepidly joined Jessica. “Scanners’re pickin’ up Witch sigs. Everyone’s already on alert. We think it’s gonna show up portside. Ninety-nine percent chance.” Her stare remained unbroken, peering through the glass frequently.“So why’d you call me up here?” Leaning back against the panel of electronics, Alice started messing with a paperclip, trying to fix it into any shape that it’d submit to.“Just to have my trusty Equerry with me in case shit hits the fan.”“Mmm.”
>>34813903Tommorow?What about the draw thread?
>>34814215The four ships continued journeying to the island, swaying gently as the waves pushed against their sides. Silence was heard aboard the Tacoma’s observation deck, save for the beeping of computers and clicking of buttons.An unnaturally large ripple began to surface, a depression in the sea starting to become visible. The ground shook. Sirens blared and guns turned portside, followed by the buzzing over the intercom.“WITCH ATTACK IMMINENT. PORTSIDE, 3500 METERS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. REPEAT. WITCH ATTACK IMMINENT. PORTSIDE, 3500 METERS. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”The Warmaster was already moving. Jessica immediately started barking orders to the crew, followed by nods and a chorus of reports replying to her. Alice, on the other hand, stayed put, fiddling with the morphing paperclip held in place by her dexterous fingers.The sea collapsed into the depression and exploded. A serpent-like form rose from the water, roaring to life. Immediately, the guns of the Tacoma and the cannons of the other ships unloaded, striking the witch with a barrage of explosions.
>>34814234And that's it for chapter one!Thanks to Deculture for letting me write!
>>34813903Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived and updated with writeups!Looking forward to next time.
>>34814224Drawthread is still going!Also, happy birthday to Archivalfag! Here's to you, buddy!
>>34814147Thanks for your help with posting it, Jay. Decu is a pretty cool guy as well.http://pastebin.com/u/Ratman
>>34814427"Ve are not amused."
>>34814427Aw jeez, you the best, bro!
>>34814427>Vhat has science done?!
>>34814427Lewd birthday to Archival!
>>34813903What's this about gods now? Are we talking literal supernatural beings, or is it some metaphoric thing?To
>>34813936Soon!>>34814044Hahaha, no, not really! There's just those two.
>>34814574Wait, theres a drawthread? Link?
>>34814629No, no, that's tomorrow, before MGNQ!
>>34814574>Hahaha, no, not really! There's just those two.Really? That surprises me.
>>34811892>LoriIori's name begins with (pick between these options):A_ Lowercase "L"B_ Uppercase "I"
>>34814729Who's "iori"?You must mean Lori
>>34814704I dunno. There's some just something about Meguca and their witches that makes me think that in some sense, they're all godlings.
OR YOU KNOWWE COULDVE WAIFUD WENDY
waifu koobsbring him on all the missionswatch him get shot and come back seconds lateris great
>>34814849But we don't want to NTR Mami
>>34814849or cut out the middleman and shoot koobs.Which we did already.
>>34814821>WAIFUDFuck you, now I'm imagining wendy speaking as Elmer Fudd.
>>34814849Have you ever played Grief Syndrome? Because you can do that in 2+ players mode and it's exactly how it goes.
>>34814917When's the sequel.I know there's another Madoka multiplayer beat'em up out in the woods recently , just no net play.
>>34814153Thanks for writing!>>34814264Another one eh? Looks interesting so far.
>>34815227in retrospect, we should have reprimanded Midori for looking for us..If Wendy is missing, that's who she should be looking for.She let her jealousy make a stupid assumption for her.
>>34816227I don't think she was concerned with what Wendy was doing, she was worried about us.
>>34813903thanks for the thread, boss. sorry I missed it, just caught it before it dropped off.
>>34813720>>34813717>>34813634Where ever we go, we must always nyaa
>>34816275The two are not mutally exclusive.But the fact is, she picked the wrong thread to follow. Finding Wendy is probably important either way. Finding Chiaki is only important if Wendy is the one assaulting us.
>>34816384I agree with you but I don't think Midori logic works the same way.