You let out a slow breath as you watch Ahriman's ashen, blank-faced horde begin to march toward you - their neat, disciplined ranks bringing their weapons to bear. Weapons that, while resembling the kind bestowed upon a Magical Girl upon the moment of her contract, looked infinitely more dangerous, infinitely more threatening than the actual thing. Because instead of the usual Magical Weaponry that gleamed and glittered and shone with a Magical Girl's resolve - the weapons that Ahriman's army now held in their hands only radiated hate. Hate twisted and turned into an empty, soulless, murderous rage. At least the Golden Weapons, for all the insanity they could put their users through, they still carried within them the vitality of the spirits that dwelled inside them. Not hollowed out to their core and filled with mindless fury, deformed into things that bristled with bloody spikes and bled crimson smoke.Corrupted. That was the word you were looking for. Corrupted.Just like everything in this fucking place.Just like you.
>>37924495"Let's do this fast," You tell the remnants of your Kill-Team as you pull your teleportation beacon from your Shield and activate it with a slap. An icon of what looks like a shrieking daemon's skull with wings flashing briefly on the display before being replaced by a ten-second countdown. "You guys hold off Ahriman's groupies until Sayaka gets here. Tiny Pete's on his way, let him take the worst of whatever they can throw at you."Mami tears her eyes away from Ahriman's horde of magic-wielding zombies long enough to turn towards you. "And what about you, Chiaki-san?"You turn to look at Mami, just in time to avert your gaze from the sudden manifestation of witch-lightning exploding into corrupted reality in front of the advancing horde. Tiny Pete's teleportation flare, no doubt - in a few moments, it'll explode, bringing forth a monstrosity of steel and hate that you've grown to be fond of. A monstrosity that will soon be crushing your enemies underneath its heavy tread."I'm going to try and keep a promise for a change," You growl before taking to the air again, your wings trailing cold crimson fire, each feather ablaze and screaming the screams of the damned dead. "Failing that, well, I'm taking Ahriman's fucking skull."Mami looks up at you for a moment, before smiling as she summons her rifles once more, one in each hand and four ringing her in a protective ring.. "...Go get 'em, Chiaki-san. We're all counting on you."Wendy, on the other hand, merely gives you a look, before turning back towards the fight about to commence. Her knife - and what appears to be a beam saber of some sort - coming alive in her hands. "...Good hunting, Kong."'[1/2]
>>37924505And with that, you soar skyward, the spicy cinnamon-reek of the warp's cursed air filling your nostrils, filling your lungs as your wings bring you above the horde. Your sights set on Ahriman, who seemed to have divined your intention and had taken to the air herself, her own angelic white wings gracefully keeping her aloft with slow, lazy beats. In stark contrast to your demonic, malevolent own."MATSUDA!" She screeches at you again, spitting your name like a curse. The staff energized with killing black lightning as she points it toward you. In response, you bring out Muramasa - the weapon growing cold in your grasp - and you blink as the blade catches on fire. Black fire, tinged with purple. Kirika's trademark cackle whispering in your ear.+ I've always wanted to kill a god, + Her pulse is a metallic hiss of a sword being drawn out of a sheathe. + Present company excepted, I suppose she'll have to do. ++ What about Oriko? + You ask her, alarmed, and for a moment you feel hesitation war against clear, blunt bloodthirst. The former winning after a brief second's worth of indecision.+ ...Yes. Yes, Oriko. I remember her. Yes. I remember. + Kirika growls. + You know what I meant, Murderface. We hurt her enough to get Oriko back from her. Yeah. That's what I meant. +Right. Fine. So long as she understands. You want to make sure you're both on the same page, here--[TELEPORTATION COMPLETE].A loud, bassy thump - followed by an ear-splitting whine of discharging plasma and broken witch-lightning - and chaos erupts below as your robot buddy arrives on the scene, blanketing the entire area in a cloud of dust, as well as throwing the rigid formation of Ahriman's Rubricae into disarray. This is then quickly followed by the sudden eruption of what sounds like artillery fire - loud, thunderous, booming. Each discharge enough to send shockwaves of pressure radiating outwards.[2/3]
>>37924519And if that's not enough, the distinctive whine of high-caliber twinned gatling guns spooling - and then their unmistakable roar as they open fire - reaches your ears, twinned with the melody of empty brass cartridges raining on cement tile.Jesus Christ. What the fuck did Misaka bolt onto Tiny Pete? Did 'Mystery Mode' mean turning the ten-foot tall robot into a walking artillery platform? What?You shake your head, putting the ongoing melee below out of your mind as you focus on Ahriman. The winged sorceress also somewhat taken aback by the violence taking place below the both of you, but visibly steeling herself to finish the task at hand. Two commanders about to kill each other in the skies as their subordinates wage war below in the dust and the dirt.+ You should have let me kill you, + Ahriman pulses in a jagged, ragged screech - anything shouted here would have immediately been eclipsed by the deafening gunfire below. + Look at what you've become. A mockery of what it is to be a Magical Girl. A blasphemy given a revenant's wings. A nothing. + The staff crackles in her hand. + I'll finish what I started. Here and now, Matsuda, I'll-- ++ Shut up. + You reply smoothly, pointing the burning length of Muramasa at her. Cutting her off. + No more second chances, Ahriman. I gave you one, and you used it to turn my fucking costume into a cocktail dress. + You bare your teeth at her in an almost feral snarl. + I fucking LIKED my costume the way it was. No more second chances. I'm going to KILL you, and I'm taking Oriko with me. +[3/4]
>>37924542A cold smile curls Ahriman's lips, and she spreads her arms wide. + Come, then. Let me see your resolve, Chiaki Matsuda. Let me see how the Angel Slayer Reborn fights. You are a Magical Girl, and you're going to finish on your terms, one way or another.How do you proceed?Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.Hang back and wait for her to make the first move with the intent of dodging it. Then counter at the first opportunity.Flesh of the Fallen Angels.
>>37924559>[X]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.Don't let her cast.
>>37924559>[x]Hang back and wait for her to make the first move with the intent of dodging it. Then counter at the first opportunity.If we have TTO's power, we can just erase anything she tries from existence with a thought.
>>37924559>[x]Flesh of the Fallen Angels.
>>37924559>[X]Flesh of the Fallen Angels.
>>37924559>[X]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.
[X]The flesh of Fallen Angels! FUCK YEAH!
>>37924597>>37924606>>37924611>Want to save Oriko>Flesh of fallen angels.I have no words
>>37924559>Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.
>>37924559>Hang back and wait for her to make the first move with the intent of dodging it. Then counter at the first opportunity.
>>37924559[X] Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.ORIKO, ARE YOU STILL IN THERE?DO YOU SEE WHAT WE'RE HOLDING?Only God is allowed to lie. The devil can afford no such indulgence.
>>37924559>[x]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.Stick her with the pointy end.
>>37924619Kirika is a good girl and won't fuck us on this, right?
>>37924559>[x]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.We are the hammer of wrath.
>>37924559[X]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.DRIVE ME CLOSER, I WANT TO HIT THEM WITH MY SWORD
>>37924559[X]Hang back and wait for her to make the first move with the intent of dodging it. Then counter at the first opportunity.
>>37924649>Kirika>A good girlIt gets better and better...
>>37924559>[x]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE
>>37924559>[X]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.INSERT SWORD INTO GIRL
>>37924559>Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.she is a caster type enemy so making her lose her nerves will give us an advantage
>>37924559>[x]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.Thread theme: http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25454751
>>37924542Thank you for your participation!This concludes our first voting period of the day!
>>37924729I mean, sure, Kirika's a bitch. But one can be bitch and a good girl at the same time, I mean, just look at Sayaka.
>>37924818So far Kirika hasn't really done anything good though.
>>37924818dude she is almost forgetting about the mission(>>37924519) what make you thing that she can remind us and that this would not backfire?
>>37924559>[x]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.
>>37924857Well, so does Sayaka right now...
>>37924880I'm counting on Ahriman not expecting a Vindicare to go straight to QCQ
>>37924968The chick brandishing a katana suddenly rushing in for melee combat? She'll never see it coming.
Hang back and wait for her to make the first move with the intent of dodging it. Then counter at the first opportunity.
>>37924946the difference is that we are not trusting our sanity to Sayaka and FotFA would have meant going under Kirika's influence>>37924989I don't think that anything we do could surprise her, what I'm counting is that she will not have how to deal with the pressure of a frontal assault
>>37925084let's give it a try
Friendly reminder that everything is Keikaku Dohri.
>>37924559>[X]Flesh of the Fallen Angels.What could possibly go wrong?
>[X]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve.Win ardes aré weak in melee
>>37925252Anon, I think your spellcheck is haunted.Or worse - French.
>>37925267Sorry. What I wanted to say was "wizards are weak in melee ". Stupid autocorrector
Dead thread already?
Don't do it Decu keep it up
>>37925600We're all waiting warmly for Decu.
>>37925600Decu will post you just have to belive anon
>>37925600You must be new here.
decu is missing, post girls we killed
>>37925667>>37925084let's posts more blonds to the warmaster
>>37925084In accordance with tradition.
>tfw no qt blond loli to headpat
>>37925775I know that feel.
>>37925775I want to headpat a Rea
To the rescue
>>37925859Everyone wants to headpat a Rea.
>>37924559>[X]Charge Ahriman, going as fast as your wings will allow. Put the pressure on her with close combat to make her lose her nerve
>>37924573 >>37924607 >>37924626 >>37924645You decide to charge her then, seeking to play out this airborne duel up close. Everything you've seen from her mostly involves the snarling Prophet throwing killing energy in the form of beams, projectiles and forked lightning - which means there's a decent chance of her opening with a long-range attack, to try and kill you from afar. You getting right in her face would hopefully get her off-balance long enough for you to do...well, something. Just what that something is, you're not sure what yet. ...You'll think of something for sure. You always do.And so, wings screaming bloody murder, Muramasa burning in your grasp - you send yourself hurtling towards Ahriman with a single beat of the skeletal pinions jutting out from your shoulderblades. One single beat enough to erase your perception of the world around you as you're propelled through the air in supersonic speeds - no, faster than that, faster than you have words for. Faster than Sayaka, faster than Kharn. Faster than the death that comes from the barrel of a gun. One single beat of your wings is all it takes.And it gives you one single split-second to relish the look of surprised dread on Ahriman's face before you strike.The sound of a Golden Weapon smashing into another is a sound you'll never forget. You've heard it before, back during your sparring session with the Betrayer - but it was, admittedly, drowned out by the roar of chainteeth and gauntlet servos. With neither of those present here, and the tectonic thunder of the gunfire below too muted to even matter, the sound is as clear as day.It sounds - and there's no other way to put it - like a goddess dying. The death-scream of broken, murdered divinity, clearly audible in the bell-clang of crashing, clashing metal. It is also loud enough to briefly eclipse not only the roar of battle below you, but also the ever-present rumble of the Akashic Realm's turbulent skyscape. [1/2]
>>37925961This sound is then repeated, over and over, as you press your attack - cutting and cleaving with Muramasa as Ahriman, to her credit (and to your mounting irritation) not only manages to block your first blow but all the other ones after that, with the consummate skill of a quarterstaff master. The Golden Staff turning into a whirling blur of black-streaked gold in her hands as she deflects the bite of your golden blade. + Someone must've trained her, + Kirika muses as Ahriman tries to break away, her wings beating frantically to try and get some breathing room between the both of you. You don't let her, your wings snapping taut and boosting you forward, sending you once more into stabbing range with the Prophet. The curdled sky shaking again as two godlike weapons are smashed into each other once more. + Self-defense with a staff, but nothing of offense - not from her movements at least. You're not going to get the staff out of her hands, though, that much is clear. + + Any suggestions, then? + You grit your teeth as a particularly nasty block from Ahriman very nearly jars the Muramasa from your grasp, the sheer force of it coursing up your wrist, arm and shoulder in a painful electric crackle. + Unless it's to chop her fucking head off, which is looking really tempting at the moment but probably not what we want. +Kirika is silent for a moment, before she replies with a snarl. + Knock her out of the sky. Clip her wings, get her down on the ground, and she won't be able to do anything else. + It's here that she chuckles, low and slow. + Or you could just let me take control. Let me do it. +What do you do?Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Allow Kirika to take over. Maybe the crazy bitch has an idea of her own.Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.
>>37925978[X]Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.
>>37925978>[X]Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.I kinda want to save it, but it seems to be the only thing she can't counter or predict.
>>37925978>[X]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.
>>37925978[x]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Don't trust a Kirika that's starting to even forget Oriko.And using Timestop while looking the way we do is a surefire way to get Pinky to go on a rampage, or the Transcendent One to take direct action.
>>37925978>[x]Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.
>>37925978>[X]Allow Kirika to take over. Maybe the crazy bitch has an idea of her own.
>>37925978>[X]Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.
>>37925978Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.We have wasted enough time on this
>>37925992Wait, how many time stops did we have left with Pinky? Also, what will time stop do in a place like this?
>>37925978>[x]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Normally I'd jump at the chance to visit best girl. But now we look like this I'm not so confident.
>>37925978>[x]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.
>>37925978>Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.
>>37925978>[x] Pull out the deagle and see how she deals with a couple bullets being thrown in as she tries to block.
>>37925978>[X]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Fuck time stop now this is too dangerous.
>>37925978> stop time
>>37926034One or none, depends whether Pinky thinks our wings change things.
>>37925992>>37925998>>37926016>>37926030>>37926058>stop time = FAUST appears>in Akashic realm>while Chiaki looks like the one thing she hateloves more than anything else
>>37925978>[x]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.better try it ourself, don't wanna risk Kirika forgetting the objective in the joy of battle
>>37925978Support for this lovely suprise here >>37926043>6
>>37925978>Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.I guess?
>>37925978>>[X]Stop time. ZA WARUDO!
>>37925978>[X]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Voicing support of achieving this goal partly through >>37926043
>>37925978[x] seconding wing-capping her >>37926043
>>37926070>Angry sex between two godlike entities.I fail to see the issue there.
Dropping in to post some Murder Mayumi x Miracle Midori ~ Rebelvolutiongence ~ THE MOVIE.Thanks to Hat for commissioning this piece!
>[X]Stop time with your Shield. You have to get the staff out of her hands somehow.
>>37925998I'm beginning to think that it's just Chiaki that she can't predict.
>>37925978>[x]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.I like shooting her in her wing joints so she can't flap no mo.
>>37925978>[x]Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Let's go skydiving.
>>37925978>You're not going to get the staff out of her hands, though, that much is clear.Gordian solution: remove hand from arm.
>>37926113WendyWhy are you all by yourself Wendy?You couldn't call one of your friends to show up?Say you had an extra ticket?Come onDon't do this to yourselfInvite your imouto or somethingJust don't go in alone
>>37926113I want to headpat the Kharnlings.
>>37926113Am I the only one who thinks Kharn looks oddly cute in this
>>37926180Slam is busy running a sweetshop. Crunch is busy being felt up by NAKAJIMAAAA!
>>37926180don't bully the wendy pls
>>37925978>Go with Kirika's plan. Knock Ahriman out of the sky with any means possible.Better not let crazy bitch take control
>>37926180Her imouto abandoned her for Midori's funbagsShe even calls her "Broccoli", just like how she used to call Wendy "Checkers"...
>>37924818Noir quest is so convoluted and different from the source material that have no idea what you guys are going to wind up with in the end. its all kind of edge for the edge god at this point. what I can tell you is that homura became a demon after awakening as a witch most of her facaulties. The only other character to show shreds of humanity from beyond the witches veil was kirika, both cases were borne of love for another. In kirika's case, oriko, in homura's case, madoka..It's this honest villification and destruction of homura and madoka's connection, communication, and love for one another thats kept me at arms length from these threads.
>>37926138[X] "I'm the Devil, Oriko. And I know what you want. It's not pretentious Ahriman using you like a meat puppet forever.I can't guarantee this fate [indicate the Katana] will be any kinder. But it is yours to choose. I can offer you the fair fight that Matsuda denied Kirika."
>>37926113Who is with Vintage ?
>>37926113>5 characters wearing sweatersGood taste, Dan-senpai.
>>37926113>X years later>Rea still megucaletTOP KEK
>>37926227Ruri I think.
>>37926201I'm relatively certain either Decu or Hat declared Midori was bad with kids. Like, Wendy isn't sister of the year, but megucalets actually hate Midori.
>>37926227Looks like Kumatora.
>>37926227Kumatora most likely.
>>37926227Kumatora! ;w;... ... I am now realizing I went off-model with the side hair bits. Hrm.
Is this the part where Candeloro shows up?
>>37926245She's not small.She's cute-sized.
>>37926113Rea is way to small! so cute!
>>37926282>Wendy isn't sister of the yearhide yo kidshide yo waifu
>>37926186Careful, they bite!
>>37926282And that's what makes this whole thing sad--despite that, Elly STILL left Wendy for Midori
>>37926350>Wendy a best
>>37926548Wendy is fine too
>>37926624Is the werewendy thing in the writeups or is it just a picture?
>>37926649It's just a picture, anon. Its just a picture.
>>37926670>Cat ChiakiPost the gif, Hat, you know the one.
>>37926649It could also be part of a video series of how to use calm, assertive energy to better understand that there is no butt to big to handle.
>>37926670I wish to steal their softness....!
>>37926670Dats a qt, Hat!
>>37926738Discipline [spankig]Exercise [vigorous lewds]Affection [cuddling]
>>37926670Like the noble Chiakipus
Today Decu is slow, anons. I am impatient to know what is going to happen
>>37926670Hat-chan ! Hat-chan ! You have to do a Chiaki and Midori version of this.
>>37926935I cannot imagine any version of this where Midori retains the use of her legs.
>>37926924It's only been an hour anon, that's not slow for Decu.
>>37926871Chiakipus is my favourite Chiakithing.Please post more Chiakipus.
>>37927032According to the pic (and to what happened before) it would more be like the contrary.
>>37926924Sayaka going fish mode over Kyouko's dead body
>>37927100Embrace the truth, anon. Do not flee like a coward into the fool's embrace of ignorance. Know that Kyouko is dead, and Sayaka has already taken the first steps on the path to hell.
>>37927100Someone fetch the disinfectant.
>>37927083Witching out forbidden.Warmaster's orders.
>>37927127Sorry, I don´t get the joke. Can you explain it to me?
>>37927161Staph is a shortening of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staphylococcus a strain of bacteria
>>37927184Ahhhh. Thank you. I thought that staph is a deformed way of say stop in english
>>37927219Ok, Thanks again
>>37926113Curious handholding technique there.
>>37927330I suppose someone left the book there as a jokeOr not...
Decu is experiencing moon tremors again that is my best guess.
>>37927478I hope that is not the case. Maybe something urgent came up? Or maybe he is writing the next post right now
>>37927478No anon this delay is obviously the work of an ENEMY STAND!
>>37927478Maybe it's them meteors again?He really should consider moving somewhere with a denser atmosphere.
>>37927542She keeps her Moet en Chandon in her pretty cabinet
>>37927585"Honey on pancakes" she says just like Mami-Antoinette
SHEER HEART ATTACK
This is the worst thread since we killed Kyoko to save Wendy, of all people.
>>37927651I blame lack of decu
>>37927616A surefire remedy for idol job virginity....
>>37927616A built-in remedy for Valnikov and Wen-dy, an invitation you can't decline.Whiskey and cigarettes, well versed in buttiquette, extraordinarily nice.She's a killer queen, gold deagle, gelatine, dynamite with a magic beam, guaranteed to blow your knees - anytime.
>>37927651Kyoko isn't dead, she's just sleeping
>>37927651>We didn't allow her to do a job she believed she could do on her own. >She witched out every time.I think we may have averted a death flag, actually. Maybe two.
>>37927689You're right, if only we could have killed Decu instead of Kyoko.
>>37927726Yeah, killing your sister sure tends to tire you out.
>>37927759>>We didn't allow her to do a job she believed she could do on her own. >>She witched out every time.IIRC that was relating to Sayaka.
>>37927798Exactly. We let Sayaka go on her own to do something by herself that we would have ordinarily been insane to let her attempt. I think that may have saved both of them - even if it sucks to BE them.I'm such a fucking stupid optimist.
>>37927796There is not confirmation that the red culexus is Momo. Personally, at first I thought it could be a Kyoko from another timeline
>>37927826I am too anon, I am too.
>>37927826Also, soul gems. If kyouko wasn't witched when sayaka got to her, it shouldn't really matter how hurt she was. Keep the gem safe, keep the gem clear and she should be fine
>>37927903This is a good point. Maybe Kyouko is FUBAR and that's why Sayaka is borderline despair, but her soul gem is still good.
>>37927903Yeah, too bad Sayaka got triggered and can't into rational thinking right now.
>>37927965>>37927903If we weren't in FUCKING HELL I might agree.
>>37927965Or maybe Sayaka chose to save Kyouko at the expense of someone else important to Kyouko, and it's putting an immense strain on their relationship. In addition to the horrific injuries, that is.
>>37927997We might be in hell, but we're the devil.
>>37927903>>37927965Keep in mind that using magic darkens your gem, and it is highly likely that regeneration and such would kick in while injured and use magic.Probably used quite a bit of magic during her fight and a lot more while fighting demons before that as well.
>>37927796>>37927857Bitches don't know 'bout Erebus
>Pinky watching all this
DECU IS DOWN POST LEWDS
>>37928117Wait, what? Erebus was an eversor, not a culexus. Also, she is dead, and Ahriman, before triying to stab the black knife in Chiaki soul gem, said "this is for Erebus". What do you mean by your comment?
>>37928205He's just stupid.Erebus is dead. It has been heavily implied the Red Culexus was Kyoko's sister.
>>37928231>madokami has the biggest medukas
>>37928205I mean what you think I mean. The red culexus is Erebus. She died, but did Wendy and Midori, blessed lady and golden weapon fuckery can easily bring megucas back from the dead. The change in the rank can also be explined by this.The main reason I think RC is Erebus is the fact she is an ardent beliver in Ahriman and the whole flame theme (Remember Erebus is based in that Cthugha girl from Nyarulko)
>>37928287Instead of insulting me gratuitously can you please point how it was implied?
>>37928287>heavily impliedI've seen that pop up several times in multiple threads but I still don't get how.
>>37928385RC has an entirely different personality from the Original Erebus, though. Erebus also didn't like the way Ahriman changed after getting the Golden Weapon.
>>37926004 >>3792601 >>37926037 >>37926039You decide go with Kirika's plan. It seems doable enough - and admittedly one with the most amount of sense, which is surprising considering who it's coming from. Bring the fight down to the ground and the fight evens out no matter who you're fighting - whether it's an Eversor hopped up on battle stimulants, or a winged Prophet with a Golden Weapon in her handsIt's with a snarl, then, that you crash Muramasa against Ahriman's staff again - but instead of simply drawing it back for another cut, you lock it against its fellow Golden Weapon in a crackling, grinding clinch. Ahriman blinks at this, seemingly stunned - before grinning wildly, all teeth on show. Her eyes going completely black.+ Your first and last mistake, Chiaki Matsuda. + Witch-lightning EXPLODES out of the Golden Staff, crimson-edged forks of searing black electricity - and you scream in undeniable, excruciating torment as they make the split-second journey from Golden Weapon to Golden Weapon, the two forming an impromptu conduit with you as the destination. Prickling crimson light bursts inside your clenched-shut eyes as the cursed electricity courses through you, frying - no, COOKING - you from within. The scent of your own burning flesh and hair filling your nostrils, coating your tongue with the acrid taste of smoke.+ This is how you fall, Angel Slayer. + Ahriman's pulse is a sneering thing, the ardent seething hubris coming off of her in waves. + This is how you fail everyone who's counted on you. Suffer, Matsuda. Suffer as I have--+Even with your own vision reduced to dull smears of migraine-bright color - even with your body rendered insensate, your nerve endings fried by the spike-sharp torrents of malevolent warp-energy still being forced through it - you manage to grab her by the throat with one gloved hand, while still keeping your grip on Muramasa by the other. Silencing the Prophet as you pull her into a killing embrace.[1/2]
>>37928447Ok, I give you that, but I'm still convinced she is who I think she is. No other option makes sense to me.
>>37928475I'll be disappointed if you turn out to be right. I like Erebus.but the RC is just an outright boring arrogant bitch.
>>37928475I thought Ahriman outright said a thread or two ago that the RC was Kyouko's blood?
>>37928449Take her down. Clip her wings. Bring her down to the fucking ground where she belongs."Suffering?" You hear yourself whisper tenderly into her ear. "You don't know the fucking meaning of the word."Half-blind, half-deaf and half-paralyzed - you twist the both of you into a spiraling dive, before spreading your wings to their fullest extent and beating them once. Exactly once.And once, as you've found out, is enough.The ground SLAMS into the both of you with a thundercrack of force, before shattering with a gunshot-loud explosion of tile and cement - and it's no exaggeration that you feel several of your bones break at the moment of impact alone. Even the body of a Magical Girl - even one as fucked up as yours - has its limits, and forcing yourself into a power dive only to crash into solid cement is probably somewhere along the lines of deliberate suicide. Or at least, sheer bloody-minded stupidity. ...In any case, this is probably the worst you've ever felt, ranking as one of the most painful events you've ever had the pleasure of going through. Very nearly outstripping Pinky's little torture session after your ratification.But as fucked up as you feel, Ahriman - who you'd forced to take the brunt of the fall at the very last moment - should be significantly more fucked up than you. Your vision returning as blurry, crimson-tinged reality, you look to find this a reality: the Prophet is a bloodied, unconscious wreck in the middle of the crater the both of you made in your suicidal crash. Where she had a pair of angelic wings, only one now remained, with the other having snapped off right at the largest joint in the impact. A fallen angel in all but name, brought down by the Devil herself.[2/3]
>>37928449Fuck, I never thought about electricity. Also... TIME TO KISS THE FLOOR, BITCH
>>37928508That's how I remember Erebus, but I read that part a long time ago, so I can be mistaken.
>>37928526Yes: "burned by her own blood"
>>37928528So uh, did we just Izuna Drop her?
>>37928528You look down on your own hand. Muramasa is still there - the usually pristine blade now marked with soot and a hundred dents, most likely from being bashed against the staff again and again. Not like it matters, though - you can probably have those buffed out or something. It's not your concern at the moment.Your concern is the Golden Staff. Still held tightly in Ahriman's - no, Oriko's - hands, the thing looks almost harmless, like some sort of costume prop for Halloween or a stage play. But you know that's never really the case with these fucking things.What do you do?Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now.Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.
>>37928582>[X]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.
>>37928582>Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.
>>37928582>[x]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Professional.
>>37928582>[X]Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now."Careful" seems like it'd be slow.
>>37928582>[x]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.
>>37928582>>[X]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.
>>37928567I thought that suposed to mean her actual blood, like the RC made her blood boil and that burned her.
>>37928582Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Ahriman has demonstrate that she is the girl of the 1000 tricks. Let´s be careful
>>37928582>[X]Sever hand. That aught to do it.
>>37928582[X] Shoot hand off at wrist. Shoot staff away from body.
>>37928582Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now.She's unconscious isn't she? Taking time might give her enough space to wake up before we get it
>>37928582>[X]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Caution.
>>37928528>>37928582Shoot her in the head, cut off the hand, burn the body, unfriend from facebook, lawyer up, and hit the gym. Then take the staff. This ain't no game.
>>37928582>[x] Cut off her handsIf you disable the Prophet's hand, she cannot hold a staff.
>Enemy is unconscious>"Yea, lets give 'em enough time to wake up, can't be too unfair right?"
>>37928582>Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.The use the katana to cut her hand, she might hold the staff for all her life, but it should be easy to remove if she can't use her hand.
>>37928582>[x]Shoot off the second wing at range. Close to cut off her hand holding the staff. Can't imagine Ahriman will be down for long, so go for the fastest option to separate her from the staff. Oriko down a hand is better than Oriko dead because Ahriman took too much taking down.
[X] Shoot kneecaps. [X] Shoot wrist. [X] Take Soulgem.[X] Take Staff.[X] Win.
>>37928582>[X]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, I dismember you with extreme prejudice.
>>37928582>[X]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Just shoot her wrists off, she can get spanking new metal hands later. We really really really should NOT touch the staff right now if ever.
>>37928582>[x]Have Kirika talk some sense into herWasn't that the original plan?
>>37928582[X]Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Aim the DEagle at the hand holding the Staff.Remember that Ahriman isn't the body, she is in the Staff.
>>37928582>[X]Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now.Preferably after disabling the arm somehow. A good stomp should do it.I don't want to give her time to get up and do something we will both regret while we have a gun trained on her.
>>37928582>Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.Where did we land, anyway? How far away is the army of crazies?
>>37928582[x] Shoot her wrists with the g.deagle. The thing can blow legs off; it can blow hands off.
>>37928582> Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now.MAKE HASTE
>>37928582[x]Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now.
>>37928582>[X] Shoot off the hand holding the staff, she can have it put back on if she comes quietly.Funny thing about playing dead - it leaves you vulnerable to getting shot.
>>37928688You can talk to someone who is unconscious if you want but I don't think it will work.Ahriman is currently possessing her which is why we are trying to get the two separated.Or at least I thought that was what we were doing but it seems most of us would rather point a gun at her and wait.
>>37928655She isn't a MG. She won't regenerate.
>>37928582>Carefully make your way to Ahriman with the Golden Desert Eagle trained on her. Never can be too careful.>Just slash the damn arm off.
>>37928582>Make your way over to Ahriman and force the Golden Staff out from her hands. This mission is over. You can go back home now.She's down. It's time to relax. Maybe take a quick nap or something.
>>37928750We have healers.Skip the knees and head though, yeah. Hand? Hand is fair game at this point. Possession is 10/9th of the Golden Weapons.
>>37928750I agree with you, but I think that incubator tech or some kind of venenum magic could make her recover from almost anything, not the headshot tho
Ahriman's fight seems almost too easy.Sayaka's the main boss fight isn't she?
>>37928836Pls noThe real boss fight is our choices
>>37928836Probably Sayaka will come demanding the head of Oriko. Then we will have to stop her
>>37928891As long as we're not expected to turn down an opportunity for lewds, it'll be okay.
>>37928859>>37928950YOU DISAPPOINT FUCKSSAYAKA WITCH THEME IS SYMPOSIUM MAGARUM
>>37929173>Doesn't realize Sayaka in MGNQ is a MGRR characterLook at that baka
>>37929173We are not talking about Oktavia, but a very angry Sayaka
Have faith in flat bro
>>37928834I have a feeling that magic wouldn't work terribly well on non-meguca.
>>37929270I'll be more worried that she regains her Stand>>37929589...what? That makes the opposite of sense
>>37929589Only one way to find out, Anon!
>>37929589Incubator tech still aplies; don't forget Kyosuke
>>37929626Incubator tech only works as well as it does on Meguca because they already gave up their human bodies. It's relatively trivial to regrow a missing limb or whatever on a Meguca because that limb is already an ersatz substitute.I don't know that that technique can be applied safely or sanely to a human being,
>>37929715Good point.I'm not saying that it can't happen, just that we probably shouldn't take it for granted that it's a thing that can happen.
>>37929717Incubator tech sure, but Venenum magic is totally different. Look at all the crazy shit the 13th cooked up with animals.
>>37929767I agree with you, that is why I said we just cut the hand; it's a safety measure: if we can reatach it (wich I'm still optimistic given a good doctor can reatach and give minimal functionality to a severed digit) or regrow it all the better. If we can't do it, is just a hand, people live with that (It would make her even more Moe if I'm not mistaken)
>>37929845Or we can just send her over to the Fourth for a bitching chainsaw hand.
>>37929892or we get Strauss to give her a witch hand.
>>37929909Or we get Miura to give her a God Hand.
>>37929941Then we put her on a boat and we won't see her again for 3 years
>>37929941Or she kills herself out of shock, horror, and loss
>>37929783I am pretty sure that incubator technollogy is more tan capable of regenerating human parts of the body
>>37928596 >>37928604 >>37928606 >>37928608You look down at the downed Prophet for a long moment - before switching Muramasa to your right hand, in order to draw your Desert Eagle from your Shield with your left. As much as you're tempted to just walk on over, kick the staff out of Ahriman's hands and then call it a day, you've just had about enough of shit coming back to bite you in the ass just because you were too eager to get things over with.No one would blame you for that, though. The suicide dive really worked you over something fucking wicked. Even your wings didn't escape - once vital and taut despite their clear, apparent lack of muscle, they now hang slack against your back, a disconcertingly heavy sensation there. "Fool me once, shame on you," You grumble underneath your own blood-tinged breath as you advance slowly, your heeled feet crunching crushed gravel and tile with every step. "Fool me twice, I shoot all your fucking limbs off, and send you home in a bag."Thankfully, even with your slow, careful approach, Ahriman doesn't seem to change her mind on staying as nothing more than an unconscious and bloody heap on the floor when you finally stand over her, the fallen Prophet not moving a single inch. Not even when you use the tip of Muramasa to lever her fingers open, to prise the Golden Staff out of her grasp. A few moments more, and the pillar of cobalt-flecked gold finally rolls free from the Prophet's body. A Chosen, finally seperated from the Weapon that had twisted her, and brought her into this fate.A fate that would've seen her dead if it hadn't been you she was fighthing.Putting the Desert Eagle back into your Shield, you reach over to pick up the staff off the ground. Your fingers briefly curling in hesitation a moment before they touched the smooth, ornately-carved haft - before finally curling around the Golden Weapon to lift it into your grasp.[1/2]
>>37930748Decu is back!
>>37930748I don´t think is a good idea to touch that thing!
>>37930802Too late now
>>37930748...Strange. It...feels like an ordinary stick, really. Or a metal staff. Nothing special, a bit on the heavy side, and of course there's all the gold. Nobody forgets about the fucking gold.The spirit inside not even bothering to let off a sense of malevolence, or even unease. Absolutely nothing. Zero. If you didn't see or feel this particular tool used to such deadly effect, you'd be hard-pressed to believe if it actually was a Golden Weapon.But...this is it, then? The fifth Golden Weapon you've collected? Out of a possible fucking twenty?Just how fucking long did it take, anyway? A month? Two months? Two fucking years? Ten years, probably. Or ten lifetimes. Either way, you feel every single fucking day of it.Just as you make to shove the Golden Staff into your Shield and contact the others - to tell them that the mission is finally over - is when you hear a voice. A voice choked with pure, depthless anger. A voice that, despite having been made hoarse by too much screaming - or in her case, roaring in bloodthirsty rage - manages to say a name with crystal clarity.One single name."...Akemi. Homura."And you turn slowly to face your Equerry, Miki Sayaka.Her face set in shadow, revealing only the pinpricks of crimson light where her eyes should be. Her once-white cape now a dirty, ragged scarf the color of dried blood.A sword in her hands - Blueberry Cheesecake Brownie - with the blade seemingly having snapped in half by something else. Despite this, however, you can make out the faint outline of another blade around it, longer and much more menacing, extending beyond the damaged weapon. Something the size of a greatsword, or a claymore.And the warp is...boiling around her. Twisting in her wake like waves torn apart in a violent storm. Your best friend's Soul Gem hanging from a chain on her neck....Shit."...Prepare to defend yourself."
>>37930802If she's got any fucking sense at all she'll stay in there and keep her head down.I don't know if there's anything at all we can do to hurt her, but I guarantee we'll have fun finding out. All we need is a reason. or an excuse.
>>37930846NOPE. NOPE. NOPE.
>>37930846IT'S HAPPENINGplease no
>>37930846HOLY FUCKING SHIT!
>>37930846Well then. So we have to kill two people on this mission.
>>37928836WHAT DID YOU DOOOOOOO
>>37930846I WANT TO GET OFF MISTER DECU'S WILD RIDE
>>37930887First in, last outKharn told us this, explicitlyWe didn't listenNOW COME THE CONSEQUENCES
>>37930846>"...Akemi. Homura."... Shit, she remember.
>>37930846>Your best friend's Soul Gem hanging from a chain on her neck.Fuck.
>>37930846Oh no, nonononono. Sayaka, we're not completely her!
>Told not to bring anyone with you to avoid tragedy>Bring everyone with you anywayHonestly we deserve this.
>>37930846I am scared by many things right now
>>37930846Or we could just fly away.
>>37928916I hate to be right. Well, technically is not comig for Oriko, but for us
Make Mami show her boobs, that would calm anyone
>>37930905No, it's more likely that if we hadn't had our appearance changed to that of the Transcendent One, Akemi Homura, then maybe Sayaka wouldn't have been triggered.
>>37929626You just HAD to jinx it. But wait>>37930846>Your best friend's Soul Gem hanging from a chain on her neck.Like... in one piece? Not broken? Not a grief seed? Is... is Kyoko ok?
>>37930846>Your best friend's Soul Gem hanging from a chain on her neck.Well, at least this means Kyouko's alive (if bodyless).
Don't worry guys, we can take Sayaka as long as we have Kirika's sword.inb4 Mami shows up at an inconvenient time and turns on usinb4 we have to collect 400,000 Risa points
The good news is Kyouko is alive!
>>37930951Kyoko soul gem is around her neck. Yea NO!
>>37930846Well fuck.Time to knock her out as quickly as possible. If possible.
>>37930957I would say she is alive at leat, wouldn't say OK, but alive.
>>37930846And that's that for today's thread! Let's have the finale tomorrow night!Thank you for everyone's participation, I apologize for the slower than normal posting due to some annoying things happening in the background, but feedback is always good!We have some writeups incoming, but I'll be sticking around to answer questions even as they're being posted!
>>37930968Bad new, Sayaka wants to kill us
>>37930846Looking kinda .hack// there, Sayaka.
>>37930949This probably would work. Commence IMMEDIATLY
>>37930957>Like... in one piece? Not broken? Not a grief seed? Is... is Kyoko ok?Kyouko is "ok" in the same sense a helpless bird in the mouth of a raging tiger is "Ok"
>>37930968Lick kyouko's soul gem.
>>37930846OK, new plan. Mami needs to get everyone the fuck evac'd.We need to distract Blueberry long enough to let her do it.
>>37931002Is it going to be at all possible to diplomance Sayaka down, or is fighting her unavoidable?
>>37930966Eh we are pretty fucked up at the moment so if we can it will be a close thing.
>>37931002Thanks for the tread! This time, please, continue tomorrow
>>37931002Thanks, Decu!>>37930981Glass Jaw Sayaka! Remember her weakness, everyone.
>>37931002Decu y u do dis.
>>37931019That's going to be difficult while it's attached to a raging Sayaka. Good way to get our head chopped off while we are licking.
>>37931029I think fighting and diplomancing Sayaka might actually be synonymous.
>>37930942>Even your wings didn't escape - once vital and taut despite their clear, apparent lack of muscle, they now hang slack against your back, a disconcertingly heavy sensation there. >Kyoko's alive>Sayaka's lost it>We Homu now>Got the staff>Saved Orikothis has been a very tumultuous mission>>37931002Kyoko's soul is still intact, right?>>37931017But kyoko is sayaka's waifu, she wouldn't hurt her
>>37930977It's still a soul gem though. It's still intact right? If she died really died the soul gem woul either be shattered or she'd have witches out right?
>>37930846>>37930849>>37930866>>37930871>>37930881>>37930886>>37930887>>37930894>>37930900>>37930905>>37930906>>37930915>>37930917>>37930927>>37930936>>37930942>>37930943>>37930945>>37930949>>37930951>>37930957>>37930963>>37930966>>37930968>>37930977>>37930981>>37930984>>37931002>>37931064>>37931067https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxopViU98XoThe only correct response is to lick kyouko's soul gem.
>>37931002So Kyoko's soul gem is intact?And does this mean we are facing the Sayaka from the end of the rebellion story, with memory fully restored?Thanks for running?
>>37931002Thanks for running!
This is the universe where they can grow new bodies for meguka, right?That's not just in that space fanfic, right?
>>37931082Yeah, I want to know this also
>>37930966The worst part is Risa points don't count unless it's Risa making the kill.
http://pastebin.com/9LPCXY18 Pearly Gates 3: A Garden in InkA little peace and quiet in the Third officio's garden.Thanks for the thread, Deculture. I'm even awake to post this time!
Magical Juggernaut Heather Crunch versus Magical Ascetic Valentina Tenko III: It Takes Two to TenkoOnce more, the Soul Temperer leads me outside the Officio. Rather than transporting me to the Valley of Eight Million Gods (sans ME, HAHA!), she leads me back to the waterfall cave, where I TRIUMPHED over those nefarious Nakajimas after they interrupted my meditation! I sidestep the waterfall at the last second, though. While she has been VERY helpful today, I am NOT getting drenched and wringing my clothes out in front of the Soul Temperer! I do NOT need her LURIDLY LEWD GAZE LEERING at my body -again-!SPEAKING OF, she has her sword unsheathed and is using it as a torch to illuminate our passage. And she somehow appears to be completely dry as well. “So, Truth-Seeker,” she begins, as we follow the stream deeper into the cave, “what did you learn about love?”“I have acquired no fewer than SIX different interpretations!” I declare with no small amount of pride. “FIRST! Love is SUPPOSEDLY like a potluck dinner, where everybody IS SUPPOSED TO pitch in, and where SOME may take more than their fair share from others, but is APPARENTLY worth the effort.”“Interesting.”“TWO!” I continue, not feeling even the most INSIGNIFICANT IOTA OF EMBARASSMENT about the current topic, “It is something one must INVEST in. THREE! It is a treasure GREATER IN VALUE than ANY OTHER treasures. FOUR! You have to feed it like a FIRE for it to comfort you with LIGHT and WARMTH.” Not that I need any warmth besides the BLAZING FLAMES OF MY WINNING SPIRIT! “FIVE! ‘Love may even bloom on the battlefield’-““Yesss!” the Soul Temperer abruptly hisses, punching at the air as though triumphant. Her sudden excitement briefly crashes my train of thought. BUT THE CRUNCH BRAIN IS SOON BACK ON TRACK!“And the sixth is that it’s like fast food: unhealthy, but it tastes good, so you’ll keep wanting more,” I finish, folding my arms over my chest.[1/10]
>>37931103If she protests, we can bring in the bears.
>>37931091It's possible, but extremely costly I believe
>>37931120Well, best flatbro earned it.
>>37931091>That space fanficGodoka bless To the Stars, it's the only fucking saving grace of Fanfiction.net as a whole.
The Soul Temperer nods her head in satisfaction. “Much like the spider, you have opened all eight of your eyes,” she cryptically tells me. Does this have something to do with Berry? “So, Seeker of Enlightenment,” she continues, “What do you see with your eyes full of love?”“About what I just said?” I ask.“Indeed,” she replies, suddenly coming to a stop. The Soul Temperer looks at me from over her shoulder, and asks, “What did you learn from them?”I clear my throat and keep my voice calm and steady, speaking with NO embarrassment when I tell her, “The testimonies I gathered demonstrate that a lot of -other people- seem perfectly content with it.”“And so?”...I hope it’s too dark for her to see how red my face is right now. “It is POSSIBLY not as heinous as I had originally envisioned,” I admit begrudgingly.A slight smile forming on her lips, the Soul Temperer speaks once more. “So will you allow yourself to pursue what your heart desires?”“NOT WITH SOMEONE LIKE NAKAJIMAAAA!” I shout, my denial echoing through the caves. “I simply CANNOT allow it to happen!“ I stamp my foot as a FIRM SHOWING of how much I DISLIKE this DISCUSSION!And yet her smile only –grows-! “If she is undesirable,” the Soul Temperer states, “perhaps you should hunt a new crocodile in the river of desire.”I stare at her for few seconds, trying to process what she said. “What?” I ask her. Is this about Winters now?“I said you should put your eggs in another basket.”I shake my head at her. “Once again, I cannot grasp what it is that you are saying.”The Soul Temperer sighs. “What I mean is,” she explains, speaking slowly and carefully, “have you tried falling in love with somebody else who is not a scoundrel?”“I WOULD if I COULD!” I growl! I am EXCEEDINGLY UNCOMFORTABLE with this line of questioning! ”Can we discuss this –later-? I want to get to today’s TRAINING already!”[2/10]
>>37931076Seems like a good choice.>>37931103Fuck. How's the value on Kirika points?
>>37931067Anyplace else, I'd say sure, but this place? Who fucking knows? The Akashic Realm transcends time, transcends space.We have learned things we thought forgotten. Maybe Sayaka has set up memory safeguards of her own.
>>37931120>>37931091Also she might have just left her body where it lay because it would slow her down and she got the important part
PLAN FOR NEXT THREAD:>Remove Kyouko's Soul Gem from Sayaka's possession>Entrust to Mami or Wendy (I'd say Mami but the more paranoid would probably rather go with Wendy)>Evac everyone else. Mami, Wendy, Oriko, Tiny Pete, Kyouko's Soul Gem, get them all out of here>Fight Sayaka.
>>37931067That is the assumption. Its probably a bitch to recorporiate a meguca but there shouldn't be any issues so long as it doesn't get damaged during the fight. Should probably get blue to hand it off to someone if she really wants to pull this shit and has at least a shred of mental competency left.
This seemingly snaps the Soul Temperer out of whatever possessed her, as she recalls why we are here. “Very well then.” The Soul Temperer turns around and marches on, leading us through the cavern where I fought with the Nakajimas the other day. It’s remarkably barren, showing no signs of the struggle that took place. “It is interesting that you mentioned trust earlier, Seeker of Enlightenment,” she explains, taking us through a tunnel and into a different, larger chamber. “Today’s trials are focused on cementing and reinforcing the ability to trust other people, such as myself.”“I don’t know if I –should- be trusting you like that,” I reply, my voice full of SKEPTICISM and UNEASE.“Your words wound me, Seeker of Enlightenment!” the Soul Temperer exclaims theatrically. “I only want what is best for your development.” She uses the flame from her blade to light a row of torches along the wall, and reveals… an empty room.“I don’t see how GROPING me is ‘best for my development,’” I mutter. This seems to give her pause, and she lets her shoulders slump.“…it isn’t,” she admits with a sad sigh, sheathing her weapon. “Though the oak tree has grown mighty from a small sapling, it cannot escape its roots.” The Soul Temperer turns around to face me, though her eyes are downcast as though she cannot bear to look at me. “Nor can it deny how it yearns for the light of the sun.” Clasping her hands together, she seemingly forces herself to look me in the eyes, an earnest, hopeful smile on her face. ”But please believe me when I say that I sincerely wish to help you grow into an even more resplendent soul.”…Maybe it’s just the lighting, but getting a good look at her now, she kind of looks… “VERY WELL!” I shout, pushing such thoughts from my mind as I grant her my pardon. “For your aid earlier, I shall extend to you the benefit of the doubt!“[3/10]
>>37931103Why don't we carry all of our Golden Weapons in our shield again? Seems like it would be helpful. Unless they can influence us from the shield, in which case nevermind.
>>37931165Also tell Sayaka that we hate Homura too.
>>37930846I know I should be worried especially because I like Sayaka but I can only get excited with this!>>37931010Sayaka always wanted to kill us, the bad news is that she remembers that we are the devil>>37930927It seemed like a good idea at the time, but yes that's true>>37931002Thanks for the thread Deculturewhat should we expect from Oktavia Requiem?
The Soul Temperer’s expression brightens immediately. “You are as forgiving as you are radiant, Seeker of Enlightenment!” she exclaims, clasping my hands. “I shall not disappoint you!” And with that rejoicing and sudden invasion of space, she quickly releases me and draws her blade once more. She then stabs it into the ground.I’m a little disoriented, but I’m –reasonably sure- the ground is actually shaking. The light from the torches flickers and dances as sections of the floor sink down. What it leaves behind is a long, winding platform of stone SURROUNDED by deep pitfalls!“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” she informs me as the SUDDEN SHIFTING of the earth ceases, prompting her to sheathe her weapon once more. “And your first step is to navigate myself to the end of this course unharmed.” The Soul Temperer removes a strip of black cloth from her inventory and covers her eyes with it, tying it at the back to use as a blindfold. “Please take good care of me,” she adds.It takes me a moment to figure out what’s going on. This all happened rather quickly, and I’m still reeling from… things.BUT NOTHING CAN STOP THE CRUNCH TRAIN! “HERE WE GO!” I shout, my voice booming through the cave! FIRMLY GRASPING the Soul Temperer’s shoulders, I PROPEL her forward onto the small walkway!----[4/10]
>>37931144Harry Potter and the natural 20 is pretty good TBF.
>>37931173Golden weps seem to pop up unannounced in the shield, even when they were secured in a containment vault.
>>37931173We do not, but they sometimes have a tendency to show up from our Shield even when we aren't carrying that particular weapon.
…Well, THAT particular trust building exercise was an outright DISASTER.Not MY attempt at the navigation of the maze, mind. I ACED that in SPITE of its twists and turns! No, it was HER run where things went WRONG! I should have suspected as much when she REFUSED to take off the blindfold! I SCREAMED at her to stop, or to at LEAST put me down instead of carrying me like a newlywed, but SHE DID NOT LISTEN!And her breasts kept smacking me in the face, too! I didn’t even realize she –had- breasts!AND SO, after much apologizing from the Soul Temperer, we return to her room once more. There, she has us sit at the table again. “For this next exercise,” she says, “I shall tell you two truths about myself, and one falsehood.” She gives a small smile. “You must guess which one is false.”In spite of what happened earlier, I’m inclined to give her another chance. My mood from before has improved yet again. Maybe it’s because of this room. I rather like sitting in this room; seeing weapons on the walls pleases my sense of aesthetics.It has absolutely nothing to do with the Soul Temperer herself.“VERY WELL!” I concede. “Let us begin!”Humming a little to herself before she speaks, the Soul Temperer starts us off: “I meditate for at least half an hour every day. I like girls like you who show great spirit. I eat my meat well-done.”I snort. “OBVIOUSLY it’s the last one!” I declare. What kind of Eversor takes their meat well done?“Correct, Truth-Seeker!” she says, beaming at me. “Now you tell me two truths and one lie about yourself.”Oh, is that how this works? HMM… After a moment of musing, I present my statement to her: “I’ve never fought using an axe or a pole-arm. My favorite songs are STIRRING and HEROIC! And, uh… I, too, like my meat well done.““It is the last one that is untrue,” she answers with certainty.“Indeed!”[5/10]
“Now I’ll go again,” the Soul Temperer says, resting her elbows on the table. “I enjoy light reading and ballroom dancing. Black is my favorite color. I am extremely proficient at making dishes from fruit.”I have to THINK about this one. She -seems- like she’d enjoy doing the first, and does appear to have some affinity for fruit. “Is it the second one?” I query.“Right again, Seeker of Wisdom,” she praises me, which makes me smile. It almost –feels- like I am closer to understanding her. “It’s your turn again.”“I have fled from battles with witches before,” I begin. “I have no fewer than TWENTY different subscriptions to magazines and journals on armaments, armor, and warfare. And I have an authentic M1 Garand automatic rifle.”“I have to say that it’s the first one,” the Soul Temperer astutely answers.“CORRECT! I have NEVER run from a battle against a witch!” I boast, puffing up with pride!“How brave!” she cheers, resting her chin on her hands. “Now then, I’ve never gone on a real date before, though I wouldn’t mind trying one. I spent a long time wandering alone in exile. And I don’t put out on the first date.”That’s more personal than I expected her to tell me. And it’s more difficult than the previous questions. I have no doubt that the last one is true – no offense intended – but for that to be true, then the first would have to be false, right? Then again, I was always stood up, so I don’t personally know. “The first one is false,” I tell her.The Soul Temperer frowns. “Incorrect, Seeker of Enlightenment,” she explains. “It was the last one.”Oh. Well. Okay then.“My turn,” I say, BREAKING the sudden, awkward silence that set in. “I enjoy playing with robot action figures, watching sentai shows and reading about the history of war in my spare time. I am –naturally- bilingual. I have met with people from the First.”[6/10]
>>37931154>When Ahriman unlocked the transcendant stooge she unlocked Symposum Magarum, the Stand, as a side effect
>>37931185Honestly, I'm kind of curious as to how Devil Chiaki stacks up against a Reawakened Sayaka.
“The first one?” she queries, uncertain.“NAY! It is, in fact, the last one!” I shout in response.“Truly? It is their loss,” the Soul Temperer responds. I acknowledge the TRUTHFULLNESS of such a statement by vigorously nodding.“Let’s see,” she continues, leaning forward slightly. “I once replaced someone’s food with acrylic paints. I once spent a day in jail after being caught speeding on the way to an operation. My preferences include both domination –and- submission.”“…I am hoping it is the last one,” I bluntly tell her, hoping she notices my discomfort.“Also incorrect,” she replies, though she doesn’t look especially displeased. “I did pull such a stunt in the past, and I am very flexible, if you find that appealing in a partner.”Okay, I’m getting seriously creeped out right now. “Uh, I never held the position of squad leader for very long. I always called my sword the Eversword. And I like having my personal boundaries RESPECTED.”“It feels like the first one is the least worthy of you,” she says, failing to move back and give me room.“And yet it’s INCORRECT,” I yell, sliding back a little. “I only named my weapon recently after a fit of inspiration.” And you’re NOT giving me my space at ALL, Soul Temperer!“My turn,” she… purrs, her face coming closer and closer, and my face flushes redder and redder. “I have had hundreds of carnal conquests. I am afraid of getting what I want. And I really, -really- like you, Truth-Seeker.”“FIRST!” I shout, as though putting EMPHASIS on it would FORCE it to be the ACTUAL TRUTH!It FAILS TO WORK! “That is not correct. The second one is the lie.” She smiles a most SHAMEFUL smile before she gets RIGHT IN MY FACE, her hair brushing against my nose and hot breath tickling my cheek. “I might add that, through those hundreds of experiences, I have learned very much in the way of-”[7/10]
>>37931243Why is the "what" emphasised instead of the "fuck"?
I SCRAMBLE back away from her, my heart racing and my entire body on FIRE! “I WANT TO KEEP DOING THIS, THIS EXERCISE IS MAKING ME –EXTREMELY- UNCOMFORTABLE, AND I -DON’T- WANT TO KEEP DOING THIS!” I SCREAM at the possessed woman in an attempt to return her to her senses. I grab at my soul gem in warning that if she does NOT back off, I will FORCE her to stop this!Her face falls flat as realization dawns. “…Oh,” she murmurs quietly. Finally, FINALLY she shows some sign of SHAME and REGRET for trying to RAVISH me!I pick myself up and dust myself off. “I think that’s enough for today,” I state, wiping the sweat off my brow.The Soul Temperer pouts and protests, “But I was going to tie your arm to mine for-““NO!” I exclaim, putting my foot down! “I won’t have any more of this until you get a hold of yourself!”Moving away from the table, the Soul Temperer walks toward me and removes her hat. Clutching it to her chest, she prostrates herself on the ground. “A thousand pardons, Truth-Seeker,” she says. “Perhaps I was not ready to seek bonding activities from a book on marriage.”I give the last sentence as much thought as I normally give to her parables. “Why did you think that would work?” I inquire in exasperation.“It should have,” she insists, still prone on the ground. “And it would have, if I had the restraint of a squirrel preparing for winter.” She looks up at me, eyes shining with tears. “I was too eager.”…I have to resist the urge to pat her on the head and tell her everything is okay. Instead, I tell her: “Very well, I magnanimously extend my forgiveness to you. We can train again some other time.”This brings a smile back to her face. “Yes. Yes, we can try again,” she says, almost like she’s talking to herself. “I can be patient, now that there are no obstacles in my path.”…After that cryptic response, I bid her farewell.----[8/10]
No matter what, we should just do a mea culpa on Sayaka.Her anger is justified. Just parry her attacks and keep trying to calm her down.
>>37931271Emphasis on the confusion.
The first thing I do upon my departure is go into town. I have several ERRANDS to run, after all. And what better opportunity is there to do so than before actually running? This quaint little town had better be ready for the CRUNCH TRAIN’S ARRIVAL!I head out to buy some new clothes and shoes. After I finish with that, I go off to the dry cleaners to drop off the maid uniform. And THEN I do my running. Even if I am in civilian form, I KNOW, with ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY, that I can EFFORTLESSLY do it! Hell, I could do TWICE that much! I must PUSH myself EVEN FURTHER THAN THAT!Fired up, I break into a sprint!I realize that I must give the Soul Temperer credit; I DO feel more invigorated than I was this morning. For all her undesirable behavior today, she has still somehow managed to lift my spirits. Perhaps I was too harsh towards her.…Okay, only a little bit too harsh. I had to draw the line SOMEWHERE, and that SOMEWHERE is between her face and mine.----[9/10]
>>37931029You can definitely try talking to her!>>37931036>>37931041Thank you! And I will definitely continue, I promise!>>37931067>>37931082It's intact! As for Sayaka, yes and no!>>37931091I would say so, hahaha!>>37931185There will be bloodshed!
And so, eventually, the day draws to a close, and night falls.BUT HEATHER CRUNCH STILL STANDS! SUCK ON THAT, NATURRRRRE! HAHA!And BECAUSE I am doing so well, I manage to both finish my runs AND extol my virtues to the LESSER stars in the night sky!Yes, I have been EXCEPTIONALLY PRODUCTIVE today, to make up for how LETHARGIC I was before! I even worked up a good sweat, too. NOT the unwanted sweat of discomfort, but the GLORIOUS sweat of EFFORT and HARD WORK! THE SWEAT OF CHAMPIONS!THIS is how I return to my housing. NOT moping around because of loneliness! NOT dragging myself along because I’d been violated! No, I return CONFIDENT and VICTORIOUS! I have SEIZED THE DAY and then SUPLEXED IT INTO SUBMISSION!I turn the key and throw open the door – going through the wall is sorely tempting, though – and finally, FINALLY have time to myself here without having to worry about DESPAIR or VOICES or what have you!You’re not doing that well at all, said voice grumbles inside my mind. I IGNORE IIIIIIIT!Now, I should make dinner. A GRAND dinner- no, a FEAST! A FEAST for the return of my INDOMITABLE SPIRIT! And I, Heather Crunch, shall assemble such a feast BY MY OWN TWO HANDS, as I can’t rely on someone else to do it like-“H-heyyy, you’re back!”-Nakajima?![10/10]
>>37931293Yeah, but it just sounds awkward. If it was just "I don't know WHAT is going on.", then it would sound better
>>37931221>All this princess carry, dates, fluff and not bullying.Aw, this buildup. It's so sweet. It's going to be terrible when Tenko loses to Amber. The heartbreak will be immense. Unless Crunch is HOTBLOODED enough to pull it off and score both.
>>37931002Quest finale, or this arc finale?
Omake: Surprisingly Good"So, I finally got a chance to look over your report.""Mm?""Don't talk with your mouth full, Eleanor.""...Sorry.""Just nod your head next time. Anyway! The reason you decided to work here is because, and I quote, '[you] wanted to open a candy shop'. Is that correct?"-nod-"Am I right in assuming that you have no experience with management, finances, or the other responsibilities necessary for running a small business?"-nod-"Good! I was about to get rid of these since I don't need them anymore, but I feel that even if they're a bit outdated, they should be a humong- I mean tremendous asset to you!""...""Ta-dah! I'm entrusting you with my old textbooks! They're not as good as work experience, but reading these should help prepare you for the real deal!""Textbooks?""What's wrong?""Well, I have to be honest. Textbooks aren't something that I wanted.""Oh.""...but they sound like something that I needed. So... thanks. Thanks a lot for giving me these.""Hmm. Don't thank me just yet. You still have to deal with that Vanus trance-""Um...""Don't interrupt me, please! You have to deal with that Vanus trance and actually work behind the counter!"-nod-"Now then, you were saying?""I was told that something was being done about it. That the Warmaster was planning something to deal with that.""Oh. Well, in that case, you're welcome!""Huh?""I'll take that thanks now, Eleanor.""...heh.""Well! Now that your shift's up and your lunch is finished, you're dismissed for today.""Thanks for that, too, by the way!""Goodbye, then!""Goodbye!""Don't count on a free lunch in the future!"I won't.""And don't come in early like that again!""Got it."
HA HA, CALLBACKSThank you for reading! We'll have more with Heather again next time!Thanks to Deculture for letting me write and for the portraits/filenamesThanks to Wendy for letting me throw ideas at her, and for letting me use TenkoThanks to Malal for feedbackThanks to TwiceBorn for proofreading and suggestions with pacing>tfw Truth-Seeker doesn't pick up on your affections
>>37931338>It's intact!Yay!>There will be bloodshed!
>>37931338Wait, so Decu has confirmed that this Sayaka posses the memories of Rebellion?
>>37931338>There will be bloodshed>not blood>shed
>>37931403>Yes and no!
>>37931338but Sayaka's sword is a tool of Justice>>37931260don't forget we got 3 GW with usthis is going to be fun
>>37931403Well, memories of _A_ Rebellion, at least.Enough to know who Homura is.
>>37931358Arc! Arc finale!We still have 15 weapons to get before the end game!
>>37931454I love you, Decu!
>>37931403It might be similar to how "Akemi Homura" came into being during the mission. It's probably not the genuine article, but with all the Akashic realm shenanigans and universal links to the original interacting with grief and weird magic shit, it might be close enough.The question now, is whether we can beat and talk enough sense into Sayaka to get our Equerry back and force Ultra Mad Blueberry back into the ether.
>>37931002Thanks for running!http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Girl%20Noir%20QuestThread has been archived.Chiaki is physically broken, talking seems like the only thing we CAN do right now.
>>37931469Decu has confirmed that diplomacy is an option... and that there will be bloodshed
>>37931454See you all in 2027, by the last calculations I did using decu's current pacing. Something like 20,000 years if decu's pacing continues to slow as it has over the last 250 threads.
Let's channel Braids and have her reason with Sallaka.
http://pastebin.com/ZTPCMQgCA magical delinquent runs away from the Officio and hangs out with an old friend.
>>37931444>Despite this, however, you can make out the faint outline of another blade around it, longer and much more menacing, extending beyond the damaged weapon. Something the size of a greatsword, or a claymore.This isn't her sword
>>37931489Maybe we let her stab us and reason with her then. Though that's fairly high up on the list of bad ideas that we should never use.
The question isn't 'does Sayaka have her memory back'. No, it's 'IF Sayaka has her memory back, who else now remembers what Homura has done?'
>>37931504Let's use the staff to defend ourselves against Sayaka. Nothing could possibly go wrong.
>>37931544I don´t think there are more people who remembers. Anons in this tread have been saying that the temporary confluences of the Akashic Realm are making all this shit
>>37931469Goal one is get everyone out of the Akashic Realm as quickly as possible.
>>37931002Cheers Decu. Amusing anecdote- the thread where ahriman homu'd us up, I had to leave before the thread ended. I caught up to the end while grabbing lunch in a drive through, and shuffle proceeded to spit Magia at me as I drove off. Was fitting.
>>37931575I think I honestly might prefer to die.
>>37931544By the way, what happened to Charlotte?
>>37931582Sayaka has had hints at her Stand before though, back at Big Shell.
>>37931619Charlotte the sweets witch got wrecked by mami, sayaka, and malal's gal's to rescue chiaki.Charlotte as in nagisa, we have literally no fucking idea
>>37931619Mami and Sayaka fought THREE Charolottes in the Barrier they found us in.Nagisa, who knows.
Remember, above all else: We are not Akemi Homura. We are Chiaki Matuda, and we are getting pretty goddamn sick of this "Akemi Homura" bullshit.If Sayaka wants to be pissed that we fucked up the mission and almost got her girlfriend killed, that's fine, but only if she's pissed at US. We've made enough horrible mistakes on our own, thank you; leave that bitch's life out of it.
Looking forward to next thread.
>>37931769Something told me that she is not going to believe the excuse of "No, I am not Akemi Homura, I am Chiaki Matsuda". Specially with our physical appearance
>>37931824Which just means we're probably going to have to cut that belief into her.
>>37931769At the rate things are going, i dont think those lives are going to be separate for much longer.
>>37931153>Fuck. How's the value on Kirika points?Oriko's saved: 1 / 1
>>37931769We're Homu whether we want to be or not, but we can be Chiaki too.
>>37931504[X] Hug Sayaka like you mean itSo what if we lose a limb or two while doing it, it's better than all other alternatives.No dreams, only tears now.+10000 Sayaka points
>>37931852Yeah, the fourth stooge seems to be a pushy bitch. We need to knock her down a peg.Next time we get a chance ask her who she loved that wasn't Madoka. If she claims innocence, point out how it's practically a requirement for the Chiaki Experience
>>37931970How do you hug someone with no arms
>>37932000With your HEART!
>>37931998We'll have to disown her after she says it's some writeup character
>>37931998If the fourth stooge isnt HOMUSATAN herself then is the other clara doll. Either way those lives were never going to remain separate forever, what with the eventual confrontation with Pinky and everything.
>>37932000Then we must use our tongue to hug her soulgem.
>>37932062Why do you say that the stooges are clara dolls?
>>37932025I would say Mami, but she didn't seem to recognize her.Maybe she fell for Hitomi or Junko
>>37931501>Something like 20,000 years if decu's pacing continues to slow as it has over the last 250 threadsYou say it like thats bad. I want to read through retirement. I'll need something for when I'm old.
>>37931998What if it was Kharn?
>>37932121Wrong person. I meant us, but now that Homusatan has literally been summoned into our corpse, who the fuck else can Chikai be?
>>37931002Thank you, Decu for a morning of fun.
Guys, why are there four figures in the blessed lady mythology instead of five?There's the Blessed Lady (Madoka)The Shieldmaiden (Homura)The First Knight (Sayaka)The Blood Knight (Kyoko)Why is Mami not there?
>>37932174Kharn cant be us. She has no memories of past lives like we do, NO Knowledge of Goddoka or Madoka, or any of that. >>37932201Every other timeline Mami died horribly to Charlotte.
>>37932201Shadowruns, obviously>>37932124>Madoka's mom has got it goin' on
>>37932228Mami was alive in Rebellion and in the post-Godoka timeline in episode 12.
>>37932228I meant that Homu fucked that timeline's Kharn
>>37932254We ever see Mami witch out? Cuz i thought the "angels" of the blessed lady were witches or some such shit according to the "Big Shell" plotline.
>>37932312No, we've only seen her witch in supplemental materials. But we never saw Kyouko's witch, either.
>>37932335No idea why Pinky doesnt have four angels then. Im sure Decu will give us a reason soonish enough.
Homura Akuma did nothing wrong. PInky is a good.Anon is shit.
>>37932374Probably has something to do with the big three Christian archangels being Michael, Gabriel, and Lucifer, especially if Homu is one of the Blessed Lady's. Rebellion did it that way, too. Sayaka was Michael and Nagisa was Gabriel, with Homura obviously being Lucifer.
>>37932233I think I once read a fanfic where HomuraxJunko occurred.
>>37932459I don't suppose you can remember where it was found?
>>37932459If it's not full-on FORBIDDEN LOVE you're talking about here, I think I know which fanfic you mean. It's still ongoing too.
>>37932498>>37932508https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9489629/1/psychosagacomplete with lewds in companion work.
>>37932594And-a thank you.
>>37932508Which fanfic did you think i meant?
>>37932759Psychosaga, it got posted here >>37932594. Didn't know it had FORBIDDEN LOVE companion works though.
>>37932201Because there are only four ruinous powers, anon.The Changer of WaysThe Prince of PleasureThe Blood GodThe Plague LordRumours of another Chaos God are obviously no more than just that.
>>37932975No love for Malal...
>>37931261>>37931276>>37931316>>37931341So are we going to see this in the next writeup?
>>37932228Ekatarina Valnikov is not, as far as we know, Homu
>>37933071You can say that again.
>>37933114No love for Malal...
>Saved Oriko>No fuckup>No shitstormI'm proud of you all, guys
>>37933697>Bitchmobile has flipper her shitYup. Totally successful. Smooooth.
Good enough for now, though I think I'll end up remaking the Chiaki doll at this rate.
>>37933752It's not unsalvageable yet.
>>37933752Bitches gonna bitch>>37933758>Chiaki dollIsn't that one AI YOAlso we're at page 10
>>37933752That is not our fault... well, except we left Kyouko alone
>>37933752Golden bellsKyoko smellsWendy lost her legThe bitchmobile lost its wheelAnd Ahriman got away
>>37933752Can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. At worst, Kyoko become avaible again.
>>37933798>That is not our faultBut still our problem. Such is the life of the watch-wearing dildo.
>>37933697We've only delayed the shitstorm.>>3793380210/10
>>379338028/10, I chuckled.
>>37933798So what you're saying is, it's entirely our fault that we prioritized Wendy's health over Kyobro's.
>>37934556Well, Wendy WAS basically begging us to go back and help Kyouko instead of worrying about her.
>>37934556No. We couldn´t possibly predict the result of the battle between red culexus and Kyoko, but considering the damage Kyoko has suffered, we are responsible for leaving her to fight alone. If Sayaka is searching for a culprit, then those are the red culexus and us. We knew it was dangerous to leave Kyoko alone, but did it either way