>Mechanics: http://pastebin.com/JkfytG2X>Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/CGK4nsrY>Equipment: http://pastebin.com/QYsxy8aH>Companions: http://pastebin.com/7Dpm66hh>Previous threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mercenary%20Quest%202030 Sorry for no HPQ for those of you who follow both, I’ve hit a mental roadblock on planning it all out lately. QM question for you if you didn’t see it on Twitter, How big would you like MMS to be able to get? Most seem to favor a smaller size, no more than two or three more named characters for the main squad. Anything else would likely be mooks. Thoughts on this are welcome. Anyway, hope you enjoy this thread. >Fate Point:1>Money: $10>Equipment: Tier 1 Assault Rifle. Tier 1 Armor (+2 wounds). Tier 1 Pistol. Standard Ammo (3). Tier 1 Knife. Tier 1 Bandolier. (Carry Capacity, 1 Ammo, 1 Misc) Clothes (3). Blanket (2).
>>37955478Your name is William and you’ve just finished clearing a farmstead of the bandits that had taken it over, were starting to loot it, were in the process of beating up the farmer and were scaring the farmer’s daughter for some reason. Now that all of the bandits have been dealt with in an appropriate manner, bullets solve nearly everything related to bandits in you experience, you’ve put your weapon on safe even as Morrigan hauls up the farmer from his overturned chair and begins to cut the bonds holding him to it. “So why are you guys here?” the farmer asks after Morrigan gets him upright, “I was sure that nobody was going to come.” Morrigan pauses as she cuts the last of the ropes tying him to the chair, even as Nem and Cath start to head out of the room. “A woman ran into our building,” says Morrigan, “She told us this place was in trouble before she died.” “She…she died?” asks the farmer, his face going pale. Morrigan nods to the farmer. “Yeah…” she says, “We couldn’t do anything for her, she barely made it inside.” The farmer seems to be in a bit of shock, rubbing at what you recognize as rope-burn on his wrists. He’s also bleeding from several places, nothing serious but they could use tending. You could also follow Cath and Nem outside to go check on the bodies. >Help the farmer. >Go help Cath and Nem. >Just stay here with Morrigan. >Other.
>>37955478Maybe three more major members, but definetly not more than 10.>>37955480>>Help the farmer.
>>37955480>Help the farmer.If it's okay with Morrigan.
>>37955480> Help the farmer.This is what we can be good at. This is how we can be useful.
>>37955480>>37955538I posted on twitter. I'm okay with a few more Main characters. But.. while I like Harem protag I think the cast is a bit bloated.
>>37955480>Help the farmer.We help people.
>>37955480>Go help Cath and Nem.
>>37955478Like five-ish, excluding Billy? Morrigan, Cath, Nem, Mary... so like one, maybe two more. It just seems too hard to meaningfully develop a character beyond the five already established, even if most of anything Billy had to deal with has been resolved to our knowledge.
>>37955480>Help the farmer. Knowing that medical supplies are low/rare, I wonder if medical herbs and the like are highly sought after as an alternative
>>37955480>>Help the farmer.The Boy Scout in me can't resist helping someone in need.
Rolled 8, 18 = 26 (2d20)Alright. Looks like we're helping the farmer and keeping MMS a tight little family run operation. Kinda. Anyway, give me a d20
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>37955720nat1
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>37955720
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>37955720
>>37955480>Help the farmerFor the size question I'd say one or two more is perfect.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>37955720Dammit
>>37955726>>37955732>>37955734Aaaaannnddd ouch. Medical does not like you. Writing.
>>37955480>Help the farmer.>>37955478I agree with just about everyone, 2 or 3 new main characters max to fill out some weak points (maybe a driver as one of em, who knows). If the encounters eventually get large, just add nameless "squad bravo" till it works.
>>37955732God damn man. Stop making Will useless
>>37955732We can't help anyone. All we can do is hurt people...
>>37955732We read an entire medical textbook and I still roll a one. God damn it all.
>>37955732Why the hell is it everytime we need to roll a skill besides killing shit we do horribly?Please anon don't roll again tonight the dicegods curse ye!
>>37955823If it becomes a trend we'll have to take the angel of mercy approach. We help people by killing them quickly and painlessly. We can't fix them... we tried once.
>>37955823I don't think we read the whole thing. We're going to have to really give it a good reading though
>>37955778>>37955823It takes time to learn how to heal, mend, and build things. A lot more time than it takes to cut, rend, and destroy them.It's somewhat apt in my opinion. It's like the dice favor good storytelling (ie, no mysterious perfecting of skills from reading them in a book earlier in the day).
>>37955823I read an entire book on judicial processes and I'm not a goddamn judge. This is horseshit.
>>37955874Yeah no worries I'm just a drama queen. I'm not actually wanting to turn Will into a psychopath.
>>37955874Could at least provide a bonus. Will has to at least absorbed a few facts. like how to disinfect wounds. Or at least not outright kill someone on accident. though it would be hilarious if he suddenly knew how to do heart bypass surgery while chugging a sixpack.
Since this isn't a critfail and just autofail Will should just have no idea how to help and not make it worse.
>>37956012Yep. I do appreciate that
>>37956012That or too many bandages too tight. Wasting supplies and making the man look like a mummy. It stings. Terrible bedside manner.
>>37956051>Terrible bedside manner.Well that's a given.
>>37955970Absorbing and implementing skills from a book are two VERY different things. It's one thing to read a first-aid manual. It's another thing to be able to look at a situation and KNOW what needs to be done in which order and how to do it efficiently. Hell, I'm not even up to date on my first-aid training anymore. Eventually, the dice will favor TLC and first-aid. They just need to be persuaded. Possibly with headpats and belly-rubs.
>>37955898Will's not exactly stable at the moment either.
Need a 1d12.
Rolled 12 (1d12)>>37956139>>37956139
Rolled 9 (1d12)>>37956139
>>37956145Hahaha. You'll like this.
>>37956145Go me.>>37956167OH NO
>>37956167>I show up.>Hey guys how the thread go...We killed another person by doing a medical roll...
Guys it's quickly becoming apparent that we need to use our medical skills on our enemies, they are not helping our friends.
>>37956236Or Morrigan gives us a head pat for being a good little helper.
>>37956167I'm not sure if I should be relieved or scared right now...
>>37956261Bring me a defibrillator! I will show our enemies the light of heaven!
>>37956261Will doesn't know the Hippocratic oath either.
>>37956261D-did Billy just kill three guys with a roll of gauze?
>>37956093Probably. I got most of my first aid training in the hard way doing it myself most often after fucking up riding my bicycle. Let me tell you I won't forget the faces I got when I half limped into a CVS pharmacy bleeding from the bigass fucking road rash my arm was. I got lucky it was just alot of very shallow scrapes but it was alot of superficial bleeding. Manager kept whining I was bleeding on the floor though.His employees convinced him not to call the cops for "assault" after I beaned him with the disinfectant bottle and helped clean up though. By then I was out of "shit shit shit oh god thats alot of bleeding shit" panicmode and paid for it all.Thinking about I did not have a typical childhood... though it taught me many interesting things. Like how despite being bulky most disinfectant bottles are surprisingly aerodynamic.>>37956173Just don't kill him please we did so much to save him!
>>37956316>despite being bulky most disinfectant bottles are surprisingly aerodynamic.This made my afternoon. Thank you anon.
>>37955480The farmer is bleeding, bruised and has rope-burns on his arms. That just means you need to…to… You blank. You completely and utterly blank on how you’re actually supposed to help him according to the book you just read. Part of it’s adrenaline, part of it is the fact that you did just read it an hour or two ago and part of it is your natural inability to communicate directly. By the time you even start to remember what you’re supposed to be doing, you realize you don’t have most of it or actually know what it looks like. Bandages you have. Iodine? Analgesic cream? You have no idea what that is. You should probably learn and find some before you actually try to fix somebody. “My daughter,” the farmer says suddenly to Morrigan, standing up in a lurching fashion, “Did you find her? Is she ok? Oh god please she’s...” “She’s fine old man,” says Morrigan, sticking out a hand so the man doesn’t fall over, “Worst she’s got is a few scuff marks on her dress, I’ve hurt myself worse taking a bath. They didn’t lay a hand on her.” The farmers face calms down when Morrigan says this, his hand on his chest. “Thank…thank you so much,” he says, eyes tearing up, “I’ve gotta go she her now.” (1/3)
>>37956432Morrigan nods and steps back, the farmer rushing down the hall as fast as he can. Morrigan sighs, pulling a cigarette from her pack and lighting it. “It’s a shitty place where you’re thankful you daughter didn’t get raped,” she says, probably to you though she’s not looking, “That someone came to rescue you.” She blows out a cloud of smoke, then actually does turn towards you. “Come on Billy,” she says, taking another puff from her cigarette, “Let’s go see what Nem and Cath found. You nod, following Morrigan downstairs. Nem and Cath meet you outside, Nem looking a bit down while Cath looks just the same as ever. “Find anything good?” asks Morrigan as the two approach. “No,” says Nem, holding out a bit of ammo to each of you, again just enough to make up for the rounds you’ve expended, “Just a bit of ammo, no weapons worth taking back.” Cath shakes her head yes, then holds out a small pouch looking thing to Morrigan. “What the…” she says, taking it and opening it up, examining the interior. “Where the hell did they get an intact IFAK from?” Cath just shrugs. “Well, it’s a good thing to have,” says Morrigan, “But I’m pretty sure you don’t want it?” Cath shakes her head no. “I know you don’t want it, right Nem?” “Hell no,” says the little blond, “I like cutting and breaking, not fixing.” “And I’ve got all the skill of a fumble fingered drunk,” says Morrigan, before she turns and tosses the pack to you, “That means you get it Billy, you were reading that book earlier anyway.”>Obtained: Tier 1 Medkit. +2 on Medical rolls.
>>37956447“Anyway, we should see if…” Morrigan starts, before the farmer and his daughter come up to you. “I just wanted to thank you all again,” says the farmer, “And I wanted to ask if you could take us back to Fort Riley, I don’t think me and Susie here are going to stay, not after this.” “Well…,” says Morrigan, “We’re not exactly a babysitting service but…” “I know, I know,” says the farmer, “We can pay you, I was going to anyway as thanks for saving our hides. But an escort back would be much appreciated.” “Sounds good,” says Morrigan with a sudden grin, taking the man’s hand and pumping it, “Don’t take too long though, we should get headed out soon.” “Right, thank you again,” says the farmer, his daughter nodding along with him. It only takes about forty five minutes for the pair to get ready, a wad of bills appearing from somewhere in the farmers house as they pack a wagon full of what they consider important and hook up some horses to it. “Alright,” says Morrigan as they’re finally ready, “Who’s going in the wagon with them?”>Get in the wagon.>Walk back. >Other?
>>37955478Just got here, I think you should keep the main cast smaller but I think it would be cool to have a bunch of mooks as our fellow MMS members that you could use to liven up the world.Like Will over hears some people talking about him and how he really did a good job saving someone or something. The main cast is the top squad and sometimes we work with the newer ones on jobs. Would also let you add one off chars here and there to make it more fun for you to write.
>>37956461>Walk back. Spend time with the squad.
>>37956461>>Get in the wagon.
>>37956461>Walk back. >>37956447why
>>37956461>Get in the wagon.We still are the least physical of the bunch. Plus with are new Medi gear, we may have a bandage or something in there for their small wounds.
>>37956461Holy shit we got a present! Fuck yes. Good mood.
>>37956519>roll 1 on Medicine roll>Obtain medkit immediately afterIt's like the dice gods are mocking us.
>>37956558They are mocking us. just roll with the pity giftIt might save a squadmates life sometime
Alright, calling and writing for walking back. I told you you'd like it!
>>37956461dropped your trip OP>Get in the wagon.
>>37956461You think about possibly riding in the wagon, but it looks awfully full of things that the farmer and his daughter packed and that means somebody else should ride. You only got to ride when it was important for you to do so anyway. By the time you’ve thought of this, Nem’s hand has shot up anyway. “Ooh, Ooh, dibs,” she says, almost bouncing on her toes, “Pick me.” “Fine, fine, up you go,” says Morrigan, gesturing with her hand, “You’re our eyes though.” “Yeah because four or five feet of height is going to make all the difference,” says Nem as she climbs up. “It might,” says Morrigan, even as the farmer climbs up onto the seat, taking the long rope like things into his hands and making a noise, starting the wagon on its way, “So don’t slack off.” “Yeah, yeah,” says Nem, perched on top of the highest stable thing on the wagon, which looks like a box of some kind. The journey back to Fort Riley is much different than the journey there, as you aren’t going at much over a walking pace. About halfway through the ride, you hear a cough from the wagon and turn your head. It’s the farmer’s daughter who had been chatting with Nem. Apparently she’s done and has turned her attentions to you. “Hi,” she says a little strangely, her cheeks turning red for some reason, “I just wanted to thank you all for saving me like you did. My name’s Susie, what’s yours?” Strange…you aren’t used to people giving you their name unless you need to know it. >Tell the girl. >Don’t tell the girl, you need to focus. >Other.
>>37956924>Tell the girl.
>>37956924>Tell the girl.Dammit Will stop being so negative social score! I WILL DRAG YOU INTO THE POSITIVES KICKING AND SCREAMING IF I MUST!
>>37956924>Tell the girl. Billy.
>>37956924>>Tell the girl.
>>37956924>>Tell the girl.You will answer the question when you are asked Boy!
>>37956924>Tell the girl.WillBut you are still anti-social as a rock so you are probably going to keep it to "My name is Will." or just "Will" and then look off into the distance.
Looks like we're being violently social!At least for Will. Writing.
quick while guide is writing tap into you inner /k/ and post gun pics.
>>37957358This is a little much for William right now.
>>37957414Too much plastic.
>>37957414Is that tub filled with letters that just say "I want one"?
>>37957414Personally I want Will to get his hands on a Winchester SALVO rifle.
>>37957434bitch gtfo with that shitty AK, 74 or newer if you must
>>37957414That thing looks like its literally made of plastic though I'm probably wrong I'm no /k/ommando.I'd settle for a more robust and reliable gun not prone to jamming even if not cared for over long periods. Never know if shits gonna hit the fan sometime and we end up spending days in a combat zone.
>>37957358But all I have is weightlifting WebMs!
>>37956924While you aren’t used to people telling you their names, you are used to answering their questions. So even if this one is a little different than “Why haven’t you fixed the roof yet?” or “Why the hell did my gun jam?” it’s still a question and you should still probably answer. “William,” you reply. “It’s nice to meet you William,” says the girl, smiling at you, “I’m actually really glad I got to meet you, otherwise…” she shudders a little bit then continues talking. “I mean, it’s not like I wouldn’t want to meet you under normal circumstances, it’s just that I was so surprised when you all showed up, those guys were so scary! They had guns! I mean, how do you even do something like that…” The rest of the journey back continues much like that. The girl talks a lot, occasionally asks you a question and you respond with yes or no unless it’s something you don’t know, then you said as much. You aren’t sure why, but by the time you make it back to Fort Riley, the girl seems slightly sad as you all stop at the MMS building, the wagon continuing on further into the fort. “Bye Will!” says the girl, “Thanks so much for talking to me! Maybe we’ll see each other again!” She waves her hand at you as they disappear through the market, so you raise your hand in response just before they disappear. “Look at Will!” says Nem, “Breaking hearts like a real Merc already.” You simply cock your head at Nem’s statement, you don’t think you broke any hearts today, most of your shots were to the head. Well maybe that second target…you did shoot him in the chest.
>>37957484The only polymer on it is the stock, the grip and the fore-end.Also thinking plastic = unreliable jamomatic is fucking retarded, that bullshit myth was debunked in Vietnam, it was the propellant and training causing issues, the guns were fucking fine so stop propagating that bullshit.
>>37957526As you enter the building, Mary looks up at you from her desk, her clothes different from the ones she had on before. “How’d it go?” she asks, her voice concerned. “Better than could really be expected,” says Morrigan, pulling out a wad of money that seems bigger than the last and handing it to Mary, “We managed to save the other two, twelve dead bandits. Mostly junk on the bandits again, got paid to bring them back.” “That’s good…,” says Mary, even as she begins to count out the money again, once more handing it out evenly, “I was worried about you seeing as…” “We’re fine,” says Morrigan, taking her pile, “Guy paid us a little extra really, didn’t even get a scratch on us.” “As long as it ended well,” says Mary, holding out your portion of the money once more, which you take. >Mission reward $400. Will’s cut, $80. Total Money, $90. “Yep,” says Morrigan, shrugging out of her gear and handing it to Cath, “I think me and Nem are going to go down to Doc’s to celebrate. “Don’t get too rowdy,” says Mary, her face immediately losing a bit of its cheer. “Yeah yeah,” says Morrigan, waving her hand, “You’re going to worry yourself sick one of these days.” As the byplay goes on, Cath turns once more to you with her hand out.>Help Cath with the gear again. >Go with Nem and Morrigan.>Stay here with Mary, read some more. >Other.
>>37957556>>Help Cath with the gear again.
>>37957556>Go with Nem and Morrigan.Where the hell are they going?
>>37957556>Help Cath with the gear again. then we can go to the market and later pick up Nem and Morrigan when they are drunk
>>37957580They said where they are going anon...
>>37957556>Go with Nem and Morrigan.We have to act as Morrigan's conscience. Keep her from getting into bar fights and all that. Plus we really don't know Nem that well, no real significant interactions.
>>37957556>Help Cath with the gear again.
>Help Cath with the gear again.
>>37957556>Go with Nem and Morrigan.
Alright, looks like you're going to help Cath again. Writing.
Back to posting awesome guns that we need to get Will.
Gentlemen behold https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXLRYf9EV2Y
>>37957809have a m305
>>37957942Yeah this little shit >>37957496actually has a larger payload.
>>37957556You shake your head at Cath and instead hold out your hand. You see her face move a little bit, a small almost smile on her face as she hands you Nems gear, hefting Morrigan’s as the two leave for Doc’s. The two of you head the opposite direction, back towards the armory. This time as you and Cath set down the gear, she stands next to you. As you start to clean Morrigan’s rifle, she cleans Nem’s shotgun. Finishing near the same time you hand yours to her to check and she does the same. You’re a little surprised, you don’t usually check others work, but you do so anyway. Cath does good work it seems, so you have nothing to fix. The same goes for yours and Cath’s weapons, all cleared and cleaned without issue and mutually checked. As you turn to the armor, you look at Cath, unsure as to what to do. “Watch,” she says to you, her quiet voice once more surprising you as she turns to check over the armor. You watch carefully, observing as Cath cleans any trace of dirt or blood of the important pieces of the gear. As she finishes it, she hands you the piece, which you examine closely. As you hand it back, Cath nods and sets it in the correct spot, then hands you a set of armor. “Me?” you ask her, to which she nods. You nod in return, then begin to clean the armor, which you recognize as yours. As you do so, Cath cleans the other two sets of armor. By the time you finish, Cath has done the other two and holds out her hand to examine your work. Judging by her reactions, small as they are, you did an ok job, though she points out a few spots that need brushing up. When you do finally finish, Cath hangs up the last of the gear and then heads out the door to the lobby. “Are you going after them?” Mary asks as you and Cath appear. Cath nods, then turns to you. >Go with Cath to Docs. >Stay here with Mary. >Go wander by yourself.>Other.
>>37958051>>Go with Cath to Docs.
>>37958051>Go with Cath to Docs.
>>37958051>>Go with Cath to Docs.Let see what shenanigans they are up to.
>>37958051>Stay here with Mary.Gotta read up more on First Aid.
>>37958051>>Go with Cath to Docs.Let's see how that crazy(ier) lady confuses us this time!
>>37957979Chemical payload, though the 14.5mm blows it out of the water with energy delivered, good job knowing nothing about ballistics anon.>>37958051>Go with Cath to Docs.
>>37957979Thats not how terminal ballistics work...
Alright, looks like we're going to Doc's again!Writing.
So I think stealth weaponry should be a priority for Will. What do you guys think?
>>37958051You nod to Cath and she turns back to Mary, who sighs. “Keep those two in check,” she says as you follow Cath out the door. The route back to Doc’s is familiar enough, Fort Riley isn’t all that big and it’s really the only place you’ve been besides the market and the Army post. You follow Cath inside as she opens the door, not pointing at the sign this time though you remember to note it anyway. Inside is dark like before, the dim lighting not having changed much from yesterday. As you walk through the middle towards the bar again, you don’t hear the sounds of fighting like before, instead you just hear the gentle murmur of conversation and the clink of glasses. A few of the people glance at you as you walk by, but nothing like what you got last time. Reaching the bar, you discover both Nem and Morrigan on stools, drinking a brownish liquid from a bottle between the two of them. “Finally decided to join us?” says Morrigan as you approach, taking a swig from the glass. Cath nods, taking a seat next to Morrigan, so you take a seat next to her as Morrigan pours herself another drink. Doc moves down the bar when you sit, his deep voice seeming to boom in the small space. “Usual for you Cath?” he asks, to which she nods. Doc immediately reaches under the bar and pulls out a different bottle, this one clear and pours a glass for Cath, who nods again in thanks. “Anything for you?” he asks, turning towards you, even as you begin to feel someone’s eyes on you. >Two part answer, pick one for each.A.>Ask for some water. >Ask for some milk.>Ask for some of what Nem and Morrigan are having.>Ask for some of what Cath is having.>Other.B. >Look around.>Ignore it, stay at the bar. >Other.
>>37958562>Ask for some water. >Look around.
>>37958562>Ask for some of what Nem and Morrigan are having.>Ignore it, stay at the bar.
>>37958562A. >Ask for some milk.B. >Look around.
>>37958562>>Ask for some water.>Look around.
>>37958562>Ask for some milk.>Look around.Milk is fucking delicious and healthy.
>>37958562>Ask for some of what Cath is having.Cath seems more stable than the others, she must like good things!
>>37958562>>Ask for some water.>>Look around.
>>37958562>Ask for some of what Cath is having.>Look around.
>>37958562>>Ask for some milk.>>Look around.
>>37958562>>Ask for some water.>>Ignore it, stay at the bar.
>>37958562>>Ask for some of what Cath is having.
>>37958562>Ask for some water>Look aroundLike we know what booze is. I can't pass up a chance for humor
>>37958562>Ask for some of what Cath is having>Look around
>>37957526>don’t think you broke any hearts today, most of your shots were to the head. Shit like this makes me love you guide
>>37958562>Ask for some of what Cath is having>Look aroundAnd then will was smashed.
Alright, looks like you're asking for some water and looking around!Writing!Probably a good choice.
>>37958774Is someone going to be drawing first?
>>37958774I dono. It might have been hilarious to see someone try to explain to will why he feels fuzzy, sleepy, and that everyone is wonderful.Y-you could go to bed with the icicle it's so cold.. it just wants to be warm.. you'll warm it up! Why doesn't anyone love icicles..
>>37958798Not quite. >>37958833Oh...oh icicles and warming.Hahaha. Strangely appropriate.
>>37958854is this the old bar tender joke.
>>37958874Injoke from awhile ago in this one. Wait until you see Morrigan and the redhead go at it again. Oughta be hilarious and explain a few things.
>>37958921Shit next time we drink whatever Cath or Morrigan are having. It'll be amusing as hell to watch them prevent will from being taken advantage of.
>>37959001Actually it would also be amusing if Guide called for a roll to see how we handle booze and rolled a 20 and be completely unaffected by it."I don't understand what so special about these drinks."
>>37959001even funnier when the players divide on who wants to be taken advantage of and who don't.
>>37959049If it's Revy I'm putty in her hands.
>>37959063Morrigan is basically Revy with blonde hair.
>>37959063Noo Noo.. it'll be Koko. Valmet couldn't bear her doing anything alone so it becomes a threesome.
>>37959077Morrigan is better than Revy, entirely different character.
>>37959077I'm aware. She's my favorite based on physical attributes. Shame haven't spent any time interacting with her.
>>37958562“Do you have water?” you ask Doc, who nods and turns, pulling out a small glass as he reaches for a tap that is behind the bar. “Here you go little man,” he says, “Though you best not be only having water all the time, makes a man a bit cranky you hear?” You nod at Doc as you take a sip of the water. “Good man,” he says, “You don’t look like much of a drinker though, if you get hungry for some meat, you come see me ok? I’ll hook you up real good.” You nod to Doc, who goes down to the other end of the bar as someone calls out. “Yeah Billy,” says Nem, giggling even as that feeling continues on the back of your neck, “Doc likes nice paying customers, make sure you buy a drink every now and then! Besides, you should learn how to drink with the rest of us!” “Ok,” you say, turning your head about, looking around the bar for whatever is bugging you. You look twice, not seeing whoever it is before you finally notice. Back in one of the corners is a woman. You aren’t sure how you missed her before, she’s wearing an outfit that has a lot of white on it along with her light colored hair. But somehow the lighting back in that corner is extra dim, giving her face a shadowed look that allows her to blend in. As she notices you looking at her, you see her mouth curl upwards into a smile. Her hand lifts up towards you, then she crooks a finger, inviting you to come towards her. >Go to the lady.>Stay at the bar. >Ask someone if they know the lady. >Other.
>>37959001I think drunk Will would just ask even more questions which will eventually annoy anyone looking for a cheap lay. He'd kill the mood immediately after the crazier lady makes some kind of flirty remark with a question like "Yeah it's nice to see you, but why would my gun be -in- my pants? It's right here at my hip."
>>37959100Goddamint Firefox.This is me.
>>37959100>Go to the lady.
>>37959100>>Ask someone if they know the lady.im in the nope department for this one.
>>37959100>>Ask someone if they know the lady.If they don't, then>>Go to the lady.
>>37959100Ask our friends if they know the lady
>>37959100>>Ask someone if they know the lady.>Go to the lady
>>37959100>Ask someone if they know the lady.
>>37959100>Go to the lady.Gotta say hi
>>37959100>>Ask someone if they know the lady.
>>37959100Oh good lord she'd love Will.
I need ta go to sleep, but if another choice comes to go to her, that is what I would vote.
>>37959100>Ask someone if they know the lady.No mystery woman I will not play thy harlot games! until i know the safeword
Alright, looks like we're asking if anyone knows the lady, then possibly going over to her. Writing!>>37959197I know, that's why I picked her.>>37959248What's a safeword?
>>37959100Dammit, guide this isn't harem protag quest!
>>37959371Is that a picture for ants?
Honestly Will doesn't have anything to worry about he's the exact person she wouldn't do horrible things to.
>>37959371No it's not. But it's still fun.
>>37959371On chrome: S + Right-Click.On anything else: Suck it, you don't get shit.
>>37959371I kind of like this better then HPQ, the girls are attractive.
>>37959382Who is she and why would/wouldn't she do things to Will?
>>37959371Exactly, this is Merc Quest, we have an entirely different harem.
>>37959453Long story short. She's a horrible sadist who is looking for an innocent person to just do sweet and loving innocent things with. Aka Bake will cookies snuggle - Go out back and boil someone alive. - Will shouldn't see that he's too young and pure! He doesn't even know what S-E-X is.
>>37959453She's a mega-sadist, who ironically wants a wholesome/vanilla relationship with someone containing untapped potential and endearing naivety.
>>37959526bake Will cookies*
>>37959526>>37959535So Will is like...her weird catnip or something?
>>37959453She's a sadist who's fetish is to have Sex in the missionary position and take care of some one naive and sweet.>>37959556She.. I guess? If Catnip instead of making her lusty and rabid.. makes her sugary sweet and motherly.
>>37959526>>37959535>>37959580So she's 11/10 waifu-material, in a quest not about waifu's? I'm not ready, anon.
>>37959623>in a quest not about waifu'sNo anon, this quest is all about waifus, fighting alongside waifus, cleaning guns and gear with waifus, going drinking with waifus, buying blankets with waifus, and then at long last, cuddling with waifus.
>>3795962311/10 is a little high. Yandere are tricky to handle.
>>37959654Waifus are coworkers at a mercenary company, right?
>>37959654I thought it was about trying to subtly push William into being a human being again and seeing who tries to forcibly rip his pants off?And along the way feels when the cast finally pries out of Will where he came from and what happened to him. Dudes fucked up.
>>37959623For Will? Yes 11/10.Granted. Morrigan and Cath are probably 10/10 if we spend time to get to know them.Nem might be sister material.>>37959706Yes.
>>37959714>I thought it was about trying to subtly push William into being a human being again and seeing who tries to forcibly rip his pants off?It is, and its going to require all of MMS together to break Will out of his shell and help him become a human again in bed
>>37959714My guess though is that they've all been through similar horrible shit.
>Guide makes a quest to get away from harems and waifus>Makes all girl company and keeps introducing female cast membersGuide you liar. This is Waifu Quest: Mercenary Edition. And now I'll feel terrible if any die because I get attached to Secondary characters for some odd reason.
>>37959769>SecondaryYou're kidding? Cath, Morrigan, Mary, and Nem are all primary.
>>37959769Nothing wrong with that anon. I also never said I was trying to get away from waifu's/romance. I didn't even say that about harems. You all just assumed that because of what I posted at the beginning. Still writing, family took some time, sorry.
>>37959769They're not going to die anon, because we're here for them, though plenty of people around MMS will be dying, but not our waifus.
>>37959815>I didn't even say that about harems
>>37959793Farm Girl, Lady in the corner, Redhead, and other people aren't though
>>37959769Pretty sure the girls at MMS are considered main heroines.
>>37959815>>37959769Though I don't urge you to try and do all these things either. Especially harems. >>37959833See above.
>>37959855>tryPlease, we'll succeed through no fault of our own.Though probably because it will take all of the MMS girls taking Will to bed together to get him to open up.
The only girl I really like so far is Morrigan and No one else seems to like my waifu.
>>37959888I really don't feel like we know any characters well enough yet for me to make a decision.
>>37959888I like her too anon, but these things take time, and she's done nothing but run away to drink or smoke.
>>37959916What decision is there to make apart from "how do we arrange our beds so we can all sleep together?"
>>37959855He gives a minor fair point though. We've seen alot of tits but no beef except for Doc and a few that have fallen off the face of the earth (sarge guy)When do we run into named male characters that are interesting?And far as harems go I'm not even gonna try and aim for a shipping. Just roll with what seems natural for Will at the time. We totally ignored shoulderboobs.Though if I'm hoping for any its either Morrigan or Cath. Morrigan because the crazies fuck like beasts and Cath because tall amazon ride never ends! Seriously Cath is fucking ripped. She'd hump poor Will into exhaustion and coma.
>>37959950I'm working on it, to be fair you've been here all of two days and not done a whole lot.
>>37959950>We totally ignored shoulderboobs.No we didn't...Besides, Cath and Will are messed up enough that they would need Mary to help them do the act.
>>37959996I like the way you think anon. Cath and Mary are my favorites
>>37959996>No we didn'tWell shit I need to go re-read that because I thought we did.>>37960072They're the only two we've interacted with...
>>37960072Nem and Morrigan will watch on, and after Cath, Mary and WIll are done, they'll join in to really educate them.
>>37959100You quirk your head at the lady, unsure as to what to do before you turn back to the others from MMS. “Who’s that?” you ask, drawing the attention of all three of your compatriots. “Who’s who?” asks Morrigan, turning around and looking about the bar, “If it’s that slut again…” “No,” you say, then point back to the corner, where the lady is still sitting, smirking a little bit now, “Her.” Morrigan peers back into the corner, then shakes her head and turns to chug from her glass again. “I dunno,” she says, her words starting to sound funny, “Don’t care either.” “I don’t know her either,” says Nem, “I never tried to pick-pocke…I mean I’ve never seen her before.” Cath just shakes her head at you and then turns back to her drink, which you notice she sips instead of chugs like Nem or Morrigan. “Is it okay if…” you start to ask them. “Yeah, yeah, do whatever you want,” says Morrigan, “We’re off duty, don’t ask me what to do all the time.” You nod and then turn your head back towards the woman, who smiles at you once more and crooks her finger twice more. You decide to…you decide to go see what the woman wants. It’s…a little different than normal. You probably didn’t have to go to her, but you made a choice. You aren’t really used to that.
>>37960082I thought so too. we noticed it but we did nothing to react to it.
>>37960104You pick your way through the various tables, darkly lit areas and other patrons and finally make it to the corner with the strange lady. Up close she’s much the same, despite her features being on the pale side she seems to have…a dark air about her? She smiles even more as you step up to her table, her eyes sparkling a little bit. “Oh you’re almost perfect,” she says, her eyes looking over you, “You’ve got the instincts, the potential. That pistol might as well belong on your hip. You even took the time to do some recon on me.” She smiles even more, then leans over the table a little bit, her strange clothes moving about. “The question is,” she says as she watches your eyes, “Is if you want what I have?” >…What?>No.>Remain silent.>Yes.>Other.
>>37959996Just re-read it. We ignored it. Noticed it sure. But did and said nothing.
>>37960128>…What?Willful ignorance is go! Heh. Willful.
>>37960128What do you have?
>>37960128>…What?>>37960131We didn't ignore anything, we just didn't act on it.
>>37960128>…What?As if there is any other option for Will.
>>37960128>...wat?In the most confused face possible. We have no idea what she's on about. Seriously I'm clueless. Whats that weird lady you have candy in your van? okaaaaaaaaaaay!~We are so getting eaten alive.
>>37960128>…What?With a head tilt
Yeah so, clearly Will has no idea what's going on. Writing.
>>37960232I was about to say he'd call out to the girls to see if they wanted Candy.. but then I remembered he's the quiet type who'd reason, "well I'll just pick up some extra for them."
>>37960295And when they rescue us and ask what the hell will was thinking.>"She had candy..."
>>37960232>>37960295>>37960362What the fuck is "candy"?
>>37960362More like when will finally gets free he's found in the corner of his room rocking back and forth."Will... what the hell happened?""She DIDNT have candy..."
>>37960286>Implying will ever really knows what's going onGuide you sly dog
>>37960380Come on, Anon. Will HAS to remember candy, right? Right Guide?
>>37960380We're about to find out!>>37960400Any response and will still wouldn't have had any idea.
>>37960400He knows what's happening when they go on missions. Point the gun, kill the targets. The targets are up to someone else to pick though.>>37960411He may remember the word. It doesn't really mean much to him though.
>>37960411>Cant remember parents voices>expects him to remember what candy *is*
>>37960459>He may remember the word. It doesn't really mean much to him though.Aw. Poor will.
>>37960470>>37960425Why is everyone making that face?
>>37960527>captcha animutop kek
>>37960128You blink at the lady, confused. “What?” you say. “Hmm?” she says, “What?” “What are you offering?” you re-iterate, wondering what the lady is trying to sell or give you. Hopefully it doesn’t cost too much, you still don’t know all that much about money and you aren’t sure how often you’re going to get paid. They might even decide that you don’t need to keep it. The ladies smile widens as you ask her the question, her eyes sparkling even more. You think you’ve seen the look before, but you can’t really remember where. “It is you,” she says, sitting back upright and adjusting her clothes, the smile apparently permanent on her face, “You’re perfect. After so many disgusting little…” she stops, then re-focuses herself on you. “They don’t matter,” she says, standing and approaching you. You track her movements, watching as she steps closer to you and then leans over just a bit her eyes latching onto yours once more. She reaches out, her hand almost touching your face before she stops. “So so perfect,” she says, her fingers only an inch from your cheek, “But still…you don’t know. You have no idea. I have no way to take you from them despite all that I would offer you.” You quirk your head at her again slightly, “But you haven’t offered me anything,” you say, still rather confused. The woman chuckles again, leaning closer to you. “What would you say if I offered you a chance to come to my bed with me?” she asks you, her tone changing somehow.>…I don’t sleep on beds.>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?>Other.
>>37960737>…I don’t sleep on beds.>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?
>>37960737>>Wouldn’t that be crowded?
>>37960737>…I don’t sleep on beds.
>>37960737>Wouldn’t that be crowded?
>>37960737>>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?
>>37960737>…I don’t sleep on beds.>Wouldn’t that be crowded?
>>37960737>Why would I do that?>Wouldn’t that be crowded?
>>37960737>>…I don’t sleep on beds.
>>37960737>>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>>Why would I do that?
>>37960737>Other.>Why would I do that? Would that not just be crowded and uncomfortable?
>>37960737Oh god we are her fetish and we don't even know it.This is possibly one of the funniest accident harem protagonist quests I've witnessed. instead of actively wanting to get laid we're the one actively being wooed half the time. haha!
>>37960737>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?
>>37960737>>Wouldn’t that be crowded?Actually, we would sleep on a bed if we had one.
>>37960737>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?>Other."But I already have one of my own. I even got my own blanket!"
>>37960881This I like
>>37960737>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?>I already have a bed.
>>37960737>>37960881I have two blankets!
>>37960857Yeah, though before the end of this conversation I wonder how much of a anime cliché nose bleed Esdeath is going to have.
>>37960881Oh, that is good anon that is good.
>>37960922She's bleeding! Get the med kit! We can be helpful!
Alright, so the answer is clearly ALL the confusion. >>37960880>>37960881You have one, but you voted not to sleep on it.
>>37960737>Wouldn’t that be crowded?>Why would I do that?I'm getting the feeling that our naive, good, innocent nature is exactly what her fetish/interest is. Our confused answer is probably going to turn her on even MORE.Maybe she wants to see us become a perfect, untainted soldier that she can gently snuggle in bed?
>>37960963I thought we voted not to sleep in it because it was obviously someone else's bed?
>>37960979That's exactly what her fetish is. See >>37959526
>>37960984No its ours, we just voted to sleep on our comfy blanket pile
>>37960984No, Cath made it pretty clear it was your room. Will just hasn't slept in a bed for so long he really didn't even consider it, beds were for the other people at The Compound.
>>37960984We think it's someone else's bed. We couldn't have one. We're not important enough.
>>37960997Was that official, or just some wishful thinking on anon's part? Didn't realize it was.
>>37961034If she's like her anime counterpart at all, it's official.
>>37961034nope thats her personality
>>37961034In the anime she's from. That is her fetish. She's after the MC of that show because he's innocent.
>>37961034It's who she's based off of. Though how much they are the same will be up to Guide>
>>37961092He seems to give a heavy basis and so far she's setting all her warning flags. She's literally getting horny from how naive Will is. If we don't figure out a way to extract him this girl is gonna literally kidnap him/roofie him/drag him screaming out of Doc's.I'm almost scared.
>>37961034>>37961047Well, I for one hope she is like her counterpart.
>>37961125Not me, I've been waiting for this.
>>37961125She taking Will or Will being saved by the girls is my fetish. I am so happy.
>>37961125I find it exciting.
>>37961125>kidnap him/roofie him/drag him screaming out of Doc's.You misunderstand. Will will be asked to go and he will simply say yes.
>>37961125>>37961228The girls will bust in to save him thinking he was kidnapped and he will be sitting with her having milk because she asked him to and he said yes.
>>37961262It will be the most pleasant and comfy kidnapping to ever happen. By the time the girls come rescue him, they will find Billy being cuddled by her, drinking milk and reading books.William will say he has to go and she will ask him when he is free.Then she will kill the rest of our team so Billy has more free time to spend with her.
>>37961365>spoilerNo bad anon.
>>37960737You blink at the woman, wondering where to even start with how strange her statement is. You decide to start with the beginning; you guess she probably doesn’t know that part. “I don’t sleep on beds,” you say to her, causing her to blink, “They put one in my room, but I don’t think it’s mine, they’re probably going to move it soon once they remember. They gave me a blanket though and let me buy another one.” The woman’s face is…strange looking now. You aren’t really sure how to describe it. She’s breathing deeper though, maybe she’s hot. “But why would I want to sleep in a bed with you?” you ask her, “That would be crowded, wouldn’t it?” The woman is breathing even heavier now, her hands clenching into fists repeatedly. “You…you…” she says, suddenly closing her eyes and turning away from you, reaching out to grab a bottle from her table and chugging it in one go, the entire bottle disappearing until she sets it down, taking a big gasp of air as she leans over the table, her hair falling down around her head. “You…you should go,” she says, “Go now.” You blink again, still rather confused as to what’s going on with the women or what she’s saying.>Go back to the bar.>Ask her if she needs help. >Ask her why you would sleep with her again.>Other.
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs help.
>>37961390>>Ask her if she needs help. >>Ask her why you would sleep with her again.
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.
>>37961365>mfw spoiler.I do want milk and cookies time with her to be a thing. Sounds funny.
>>37961390>>Go back to the bar.>>Ask her if she needs help.oh god she is going to squee.
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs help.Oh god this is so funny but will end badly for poor Will.
>>37961390I think we just accidentally made her orgasm... time to gtfo before she goes full crazy.>Go back to the bar. Ask our team what the hell just happened.
>>37961390>>Ask her if she needs help.We help people!We won't have to roll a d20 for this one, right?
>>37961365okay I cave, who is this lady and whats up with her?I lack knowledge about the animes.
>>37961390>>Ask her if she needs help.We've got a Med kit! We're prepared for this! We read a whole book!
>>37961390>>Go back to the bar.she said go, so lets go>>37961427>Oh god this is so funny but will end badly for poor Will.bad end fetishists like you are the fucking worst.
>>37961390>Other.Ask her name, apologize for making her upset and promise to make it up later.Maximum blueboxing
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs help. Are you having a medical emergency miss? I can assist you. *Pull out the medkit and try to start diagnosing whats wrong*
>>37961390>>Ask her if she needs help.
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs help.Trip ALL the Flags! Especially the Yandere ones!
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs another drink.We can get water, we are useful.
>>37961390>>Go back to the bar.Do what the lady says.
>>37961390>Go back to the bar
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.Will does what he is told
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.Don't be retarded anons.
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs help. >Ask her why you would sleep with her again.>Ask her name.
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.Um. Is she gonna rip our head off?
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.will does what he is told.once back>Othertalk to the girls about the weird conversation.
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.and >>37961430 this
>>37961447Some sadustic chick with a ladyboner for chaste and loving relationships, from what I gather. Image search says she is from Akame Ga Kill! which is one of those Manga I really need to read.
>>37961503But this looks like so much fun!i haven't seen her source anime, but this looks intriguing
If we do the medical help thing we need to pull out the med kit and read step by step instructions on how to help
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.Fucking metagaming faggots.
>>37961534Meant to answer this dude>>37961443
>>37961545Being retarded and admitting your being retarded does not excuse your retardation you retard.So go fuck off and be That Guy elsewhere.
>>37961534I know who Esdeath is, and I want to make her suffer as much as possible. Right to the point of her either raping us here and now of viciously slicking all night long.
>>37961560How is Will asking her if she's okay meta gaming?
>>37961596Because all these faggots are wanking off to some anime and projecting a character that her ref pick is from onto this character.
>>37961390>Ask her if she needs help.Helping people is something that William does, because it's been ingrained into him that helping people makes him useful, and if he's useful he won't be sent out to die.
Alright calling so I can count.
>>37961390>Go back to the bar.Weird woman is weird, let's do as she says.
>>37961634>>37961638>>37961659you can stop samefagging now.
>>37961618People are just hoping she is like the character from her pic, dude. Nothing wrong with that.Just relax and enjoy the show, either they'll be right and she will fall for Billy, or they'll be wrong and something else will happen to William.Either way it'll be interesting To see.
>>37961618Well from the way she's reacting she has the attributes and tastes of her reference character.Also it wouldn't be out of character for will to want to help her.
>>37961723>People are just hoping she is like the character from her pic, dude. Nothing wrong with that.Plenty wrong with that, thats just metagaming, how about instead of being faggots, they treat this character like an entirely new and separate character, because surprise surprise, she is.
>>37961719Man, look at that samefagging.
>>37961763>hurr durr what is mspaint
>>379617638% battery charge your shit.
>>37961763>not charging your devicesYou sicken me you pig!
>>37961784It is charging. That's what the lighting bolt means.
Alright, by my count you're asking her if you can help. Also, please calm down about samefagging/namecalling.
>>37961763>using mobile device for extra samefaggotryNice job retard.
>>37961814Wait you can do that??Seriously I'm poor, the most advanced phone I got is a little nokia tier brickphone that can't into internet
>>37961814I'm not even that guy, but I use mobile almost exclusively. My previous posts always show up as me in reply-chains.Is samefagging a huge issue with phones?
>>37961869Yeah, I have a tablet, 2 computers, and a android phone. All count as different things in regards to votes and appearing as samefagging. Not that I samefag, I actually have a shread of integrity. But I do do it to help bump up quests I like in the archives.
>>37961942So can web browsers for that matter. Or tabs.
>>37961933a guy can post votes on their computer and their phone for that one extra push.
>>37961744Funny thing is, Will's character more than anything, guides him toward the help option. No metagaming needed.I personally didn't vote since I was late to the vote, but I would have voted to ask her if she needs help, and I've never seen the anime that she's from.Will's socially starved, and is almost desperate to prove himself useful. While a more balanced person might be creeped out or disturbed, Will is simply confused. She's been relatively nice, and since the girls didn't warn him of anything, he has little reason to run off.The same thing that has kept him alive is long due to get him into some interesting situations.
>>37961933iPadfag here. I see what they mean, it would allow you to post "proof" that you aren't samefagging while in actuality you are. I realize that this is practically testifying against myself, but I felt the need to explain.
>>37961958Geeze if thats the case I could give like 1...2... 9 votes to a quest and all of them would count as different. That is horrible! You people should be ashamed!
>>37962009>and is almost desperate to prove himself useful.No he is not...
>>37961869>>37961942>>37961958It's IP dependent.If your tablet, computers, and phone all connect to the same router, then they will all show up as coming from the same IP address to the rest of the world. Of course, there are ways around this, but that defeats the purpose of a router, and you may as well use a hub at that point.Most ISP's use MAC addresses to track who they give IP addresses to on their DHCP tables. I've heard that some ISP's don't, and so some anons can simply restart their routers/cable modems to get new IP addresses, but that's only for shit-tier ISP's, since that's against IEEE standards.
>>37962032He almost wigged out at breakfast because he didn't have something to do.
>>37962032You really should read the quest, it's been made pretty clear he's desperate to be useful, because it's what has kept him ALIVE all this time.That part of his personality is not going away anytime soon.
>>37962032You're joking right?
>>37962055Or your router can use a dynamic IP and not be a pleb tier piece of crap.
>>37962055No it's not
>>37962055Yeah but I can just jack my neighbor's wifi, turn on 3G and 4G data, and other things. I could still get a good 4-5 votes in even if it is IP based without using a dynamic IP.
>>37962071I've been here since the start so don't use that argument you retard, he's not desperate to help out, he helps out because he knows how to and wants to, thats not being desperate at all. You need to read a dictionary and go back to school.
>>37962128>You need to read a dictionary and go back to school. Sick burn.Seriously though. Being useful is his basis for continued existence. If he'd freak out.
>>37962159>>37962128Christ I'm tired.If he wasn't useful he'd freak out.*
>>37962128You can't have been here from the start.One of the earliest major questions we answered in the very first thread was "How did you survive?"Guess what we answered?"You were useful."So. You can knock off trying to be an ass, because you're just plain wrong. We have survived to get this far by being useful.Maybe YOU need to read that nice dictionary, sadly.
>>37962055He's talking about external ip which for most isp accounts is one address not local. Remember the router's broadcast upstreams via one ip. Now you can spoof ip's, but that is not your argument.
>>37962199>>37962055Mhmmm. Yes. I see. Yes. spoff ip's and Macs.I know nothing of computers.
>>37962197I know what I voted for in the first fucking thread you moron. How about you stop jumping to the extremes constantly, being useful does not make us desperate to be useful, it is not our singular defining thing in our existence, but no please, tell me how long I've been here and what I voted for seeing as you're omniscient.
>>37962222I just say "I'll powercycle and uplink to the DSLAM" when in such issues.
>>37962241What else currently defines Will besides being useful?Anything?
>>37962265He is also defined by his lack of knowledge beyond that
>>37962241No, no you don't know.Here, I'll even quote verbatim the first few lines after we made that decision."You made yourself useful. Early on you figured out it wasn’t enough to just be a killer. Almost anyone could point a gun or throw a grenade at whoever you happened to be fighting that day or week. That just meant there was more of a chance to get shot or stabbed or exploded in turn.So you made yourself useful in any way you could."Being useful is ALL WE HAVE. It's up to the girls and anyone else we meet to change that focus, because we have literally known nothing else since we lost our parents.The only moron here is you, apparently. Just stop trolling.
>>37962265From his own perspective or from others?Obviously he's naive and lacks fundamental and conceptual knowledge about anything beyond the battlefield.
>>37962300You say I'm trolling yet you are trying to put words in my mouth and tell me I did what I didn't... The fuck are you smoking?
Guys it's really not that important. Calm the fuck down and just enjoy Guide's writing.
>>37962346I agree with this Anon. let's not piss of the qm here, especially over something this stupid
>>37962300>Being useful is ALL WE HAVESo what about all those other skills we have, all those items we have, all those blankets we have?
Let's just sit back as Will and enjoy a drink.
>>37961390The lady seems to be distressed somehow, you aren’t exactly why but it might have something to do with you, she was fine before you got here. You remember a few times when something was your fault at The Compound, it was always better to fix it first than to try and let someone else do it. So you approach the woman, wondering if you can help. “Can I…” you say, moving close to the woman before she suddenly reaches out and grabs you by your collar, triggering your fighting instincts as your thrown towards the table, scattering the few small cups and the bottle she had as she suddenly pins you down, your hand moving towards her throat. Her other hand lashes out though, grabbing yours with a surprising bit of strength as she pins you to the table, her eyes ablaze and getting closer to you. “If only I’d found you a little bit sooner…” she says, even as you struggle with her, her grip and the way she has you pinned meaning she has all the leverage she needs to keep you that way since your feet are scrabbling inches off the ground as her face gets closer to yours. Suddenly you see a large hand grasp the woman’s shoulder, the woman being pulled off of you by that hand. The woman turns to lash out at whoever’s attacking her, but by doing so she lets go of your hand, allowing you to counter and grab hers before it gets anywhere, surprising her as you manage to grab a hold and stop her, your other arm trying to latch around her throat. The strange tableau is broken as you hear a yell coming from the bar and the woman suddenly stops struggling, Cath having grabbed her other arm as it tried to lash out at her and the woman being in a bad position for kicking unless she wants to fall. You see Morrigan moving towards you, Nem close behind as Cath grimaces slightly at the woman. “What the hell’s going on!” she says, looking between you the other lady and Cath. >I don’t know.>I tried to help. >Remain silent. >Other.
>>37962364Maybe after this last post Guide should call it here, give everyone a chance to calm down.
>>37962392>>I don’t know.>>I tried to help.
>>37962392>I don’t know.>I tried to help.
>>37962392>I don’t know.
>>37962392>I tried to help. >>37962405That'll just encourage shitposters.
>>37962392>I don’t know.>I tried to help. >>37962405How about you let anons calm down and don't tell the QM what to do.
>>37962392>I don’t know
>>37962405No. Stop that.
>>37962392>>I don’t know.
>>37962392>OtherI am so confused right now.
>>37962392>I Was Helping.
>>37962467Will has managed to not give himself a seizure from sensory overload, which is a plus.
>>37962392>I don’t know.>I tried to help.>>37962405While it might be a good cliffhanger spot, that doesn't exactly do anything. Anons are always shitposting.Just let the QM do as they see fit.
>>37962499He's pretty efficient with that kind of stuff. Can't let yourself get distracted when other people are shooting at you. That makes you dead.
>>37962392>I tried to help.
>>37962392>I don’t know.>I tried to help.Just it here, and everybody's pissed. How disappointing.
Alright, calling and writing for both.
>>37962385We should have ordered milk.
>>37962767Then we could have asked for a cookie, It'd cost a lot but cookie were awesome. I remember When Jim managed to steal one and split it with us. So good.
>>37962767I wanted a milk mustache.
>>37962794And I want Cath to lick it off us.
>>37962815That seems more Nem's ballpark. Morrigan or Cath might sigh and get a napkin.
>>37962815>Implying She wouldn't take one of her rough calloused thumbs and rub it off. She'd turn away and slowly suck on the tip.
>>37962837Are those characters from another source as well?
>>37962854Yeah but no actual show or manga. They're just some guys drawn waifus.
who else do you guys think we will run into.
>>37962949Our luck? The best of best girls.
>>37962949Black Lagoon's Roberta
>>37962392“What the hell is going on Billy?” she asks you directly, “I leave you alone for five goddamn minutes and you’re getting in bar-fights with strange women.” “I don’t know,” you say, a little confused but not letting go of the woman, who seems to be breathing hard again, though that might have something to do with your arm partially around her throat, “We were talking about beds when she started to get red, then I tried to help her and she grabbed me.” Morrigan looks at you, her eyes a little fuzzy as she turns slightly to the other woman. “What the hell is your problem bitch?” she asks, even as you and Cath keep her held down, “What did Billy do to you? You looking to start something?” The lady tries to speak, but between the partial pressure you have on her throat and the awkward angle she’s at, it’s pretty much gibberish. “Billy, let go of her throat,” Morrigan says, which you do, though you don’t let go of the woman’s hand. The lady coughs a few times, getting air back before she tries to speak again. “My apologies,” says the woman, “I didn’t mean to cause a scene.” “Yeah, well what the hell did you mean then?” asks Morrigan, getting up in the woman’s face. “I just wanted to speak with your friend here,” she says, “But I had a little too much to drink and I let myself go a bit too far with my advances. I mean no harm.” Morrigan stares at the woman, then turns to you. “Billy, are you alright?” she asks you. You nod, not having gotten more than the wind knocked out of you in the brief scuffle. Morrigan pauses for a second and then turns to look back towards the bar, where Doc is eyeing your group carefully, cleaning a glass, before turning back to all of you.
>>37963004“Let her go Cath,” she says, “We don’t need any more trouble with Doc.” Cath pauses for a moment and then her hands release their grip on the woman, who keeps her hand in place until Cath takes a step back. “Billy let her go too,” says Morrigan. You release her hand, allowing the woman to finally stand back upright and step back from your group. When she does you stand up as well, moving back towards Cath and Morrigan. “You cause trouble like that again,” Morrigan says to the woman, “I’ll take it out on you personally.” “There will be no more…trouble,” says the woman, her eyes flicking towards Morrigan but mostly remaining on you, “Like I said I meant for none of it to happen in the first place.” “Make sure of it,” says Morrigan, before turning and heading towards the door, “Come on Billy, Cath, let’s get out of here before Doc kicks us out again.” You nod and follow Morrigan, the other woman’s eyes never quite leaving you. As you reach the door, you see her smile and wave at you before you step outside. Following Morrigan and Cath back, Nem having decided to follow too, your mind is filed with questions again, but you aren’t sure you should ask them. >Apologize to Morrigan. >Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.>Just be quiet. >Other.
>>37962987That'd be pretty great. That shota faggot was really annoying, even after he got competent.I think Rock would be a pretty great mentor character.
>>37963029>>Apologize to Morrigan.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.
>>37963029>>Apologize to Morrigan.
>>37963029>>Apologize to Morrigan.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.Also...>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.
>>37963029>>Apologize to Morrigan. >>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.
>>37963029Better patch things up and apologize.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan. >Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan.Clearly did something wrong and need to know how to fix it.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.I'll have mercy on Morrigan and not ask about beds
>>37963029>>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.At some point, I'm going to feel bad for making Morrigan put up with this, but we haven't reached that point yet.
>>37963035>I think Rock would be a pretty great mentor character.That would be cool to see.Fuck Black Lagoon is still frozen mid arc in the manga.
>>37963029>>Apologize to Morrigan. >>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.>>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan. >Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.I mean, that person would be taking up space that could be used by blankets after all
Jeez, Will is turning into a chatty cathy
>>37963029ALL THREE! What else could we possibly do here? Seriously we're already playing with petrol why not start more fires?!
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan.>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.I'm curious what everyone's reactions will be to the second question, especially since they all must suspect by now that something went really, really wrong with Will's youth.
>>37963029>>Apologize to Morrigan.We've probably given her a few more gray hairs in the past day.>>37962987Guide actually posted a pic of her in HPQ back before I started following it. The fact that no one seemed to react to it has caused me to mildly freak out that she has the chance to show up there of all places which I'm not against at all whatsoever.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan. >Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.
>>37963029>Apologize to Morrigan.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.
>>37963029>Ask why you would sleep in the same bed with someone.>Ask if they know why someone would turn red for no reason.
>>37963119Oh they know he's off alright. Cath saw him sleeping on the floor, Morrigan knows he literally has no idea what sex is or any concept of innuendos, and there was breakfast where it became painfully obvious he had no idea what real food was.If they don't have a clue he's damaged goods with a capital D they're more dense then he is!
Alright, you're clearly pushing Will to be social, he's asking more than one question at a time even!Writing.
>>37963126When I was on my archive binge of HPQ, I remember freaking out when I saw her picture too.
>>37963179Well, at least until they start kicking him, like used to happen...?
>>37963179He's just that confused. And they don't beat him when he asks questions even!
>>37963179It was a very perplexing situation.
>>37963179Simple logic. When confused, ask questions.
>>37963228Why don't they?! It seemed to work at the compound!
>>37963179Damn straight. If he has a social score of 0 by the end of this I will be happy with just that.I just wonder how this is gonna go. If it wasn't obvious before he's got problems it sure as FUCK will now.Morrigans possibly going to be so shocked the trademark cig falls out of her gaping mouth. Cath might even speak for a change!
>>37963260Well the bed thing is shocking sure. But I think the blush statement is actually even more disturbing. That's basic human interaction that even kids should get.
>>37963277Your a fucking idiot.
>>37963260but Cath already speaks to us.
>>37963277Part of my cunning plan! The more we can subtly push Will to showcase his issues subtle or otherwise the more we can appeal to the girls to help us out here in getting him out of being the living robot war machine!Seriously we can only nudge Wills psyche. We need outside influence to setup situations we can help him grow socially. We need those girls on our side here!
>>37963338Thanks for contributing to the conversation anon!
>>37963348>We need those girls on our side here!We need them in our blanket pile too.
>>37963260Personally I don't want his social score to go up. I kinda like it better that he's the silent type, not enough of those in quests.
>>37963396There is a world of difference between Silent Type and Mentally Challenged.Also heads up Guide, threads on page 9
>>37963396Yeah I agree but, I imagine he could still be the silent type with a high social.
>>37963396Current best case scenario for Will is 0 soc score, you can still have your quiet type while me grind our soc score.
>>37963396Jonah from Jormungand is more well adjusted than Will is. He needs help.
>>37963396My personal opinion is that the social scale doesn't indicate how social someone is, but instead it indicates social awareness.
>>37963410I know, I've been watching.
>>37963428And that's saying something.
>>37963396Logically speaking we probably won't get him past a 0 or 1. Even if we pull him around he's not likely to be a talker at all in his life.Hell Guide himself said it'll be one hell of a feat if we manage to get him to 0 social level.
>>37963435What would you rate John's social score, Guide?
>>3796346811/10 because shenanigans.
>>37963489Is that for Will or John? Because John's social score is off the charts more than a measly 11/10.
>>37963536It's like the amount of attraction points he has with Slendere: It's easier to just let it stay as "a lot"
>>37963536Ok, true. John's is 100^99/10. I'm thinking I need to adjust either Will or Cath's score, because I don't think the numbers match up how they thought I would.
>>37963567How I thought they would.
>>37963029You decide that first you should apologize to Morrigan, Cath didn’t seem all that upset but Morrigan definitely was. Nem always seems happy. But Morrigan definitely likes Doc’s and you keep making her leave. “Sorry Morrigan,” you say your voice a little quiet, prepared for nearly anything, especially a beating. Having to apologize for something generally meant a beating back at The Compound. Morrigan lets out a breath, not turning around towards you. “It’s fine Billy,” she says, he voice a little heavy, “I don’t think it’s your fault, not on purpose at least. Just don’t go wandering up to strange women in bars again ok?” “Ok,” you say, a small, very small amount of confidence building in you that it might be ok to ask questions. You walk along for another minute or so, getting near the market again before you speak once more. “Morrigan?” you ask. “What Billy?” she says, not angry but clearly not excited, so you decide to make it quick. “Why would someone turn red really fast?” you ask, “And why would you want to sleep in a bed with someone else?” You almost walk into Morrigan as she stops suddenly, coughing again. You turn to look at Cath, whose face is lit up like the other ladies was, though she’s not breathing heavily. A sound from your right turns out to be Nem laughing.
>>37963752“Damnit Billy,” says Morrigan again, this time turning towards you, “What the hell did that chick say to you?” You shrink back a little, turning your head in case she decides to hit you. “She said she wanted to offer me something,” you say quickly, “Then she asked me if I wanted to go to bed with her. I didn’t know why she asked…I don’t get to sleep on beds anyway and it would be crowded.” Morrigan’s face does…something. You aren’t sure what it does, but it goes from mildly aggravated to…sad? Before it turns back to normal. “Billy…” says Morrigan, “Just…just ignore that question for right now, ok?” You nod at her, afraid to push your luck. “And if any other strange women or even that one comes up to you again, you ignore them and come find me ok?” You nod. “Say it out loud Billy.” “Ok,” you say. “Good,” says Morrigan, before turning and heading back towards MMS. You follow behind, looking at Cath, who doesn’t meet your eye, then Nem, who seems more subdued than normal. “Billy?” asks Morrigan as you walk through the market. “Yes?” you say quietly. “That bed in your room is yours,” she says, “You’re allowed to sleep on it.” Your mind nearly locks up at that statement. Beds are for…beds are for Not You. But Morrigan says that one is? The group is silent as you enter the MMS building, Mary greeting you like normal. But for some reason, even as you go to your room, you think everyone is looking at you funny. Maybe it’s because you did something wrong and they want you to fix it. You should try to find out. You don’t sleep on the bed, even though Morrigan said it was yours. You’re still not sure you like the idea. But you do decide to try out the pillow. It’s soft, very soft compared to the floor. You wonder if the bed is the same as you fall asleep.
>>37963770That kid is fucked up yo.
>>37963770And end of thread. We've reached page ten, hit some points on William's path to learning how to not be completely fucked in the head and made a slightly scare lady want to bone you harder than your hips could probably take. Next thread will probably be a timeskip, something I plan on happening semi-regularly, just a week or two since Merc's don't go out on jobs every single day. I'll be around like normal, probably until the thread falls off the board, but long enough to answer questions.
>>37963752>>37963770All aboard the feels traiiiiiiiin!These poor girls.
>>37963770im not gonna lie this broke my heart broke a little at that.
>>37963831Thank you guide
>>37963831Awesome thread guide. Every time I laugh at Will's ineptness, it hurts on the inside. I just want to give him a hug.
>>37963831thanks for running guide.
>>37963770Oh god, actually crying.
>>37963831Thanks for running! So on a scale of 1-10 with being no idea and 10 being completely in the know, how aware are they of Billy being messed up?
>>37963831Are we at least on the right track with this? The only way I can see Will pushing out of his shell is by throwing it at the girls and hoping they take the hint he needs some help.
>>37963831Thanks for the thread bro.
>>37963770Damn William. You really need a hug.
>>37963831Thanks for running Guide
>>37963831All them feels.
>>37963831Timeframe on next thread?I also got cake as captcha. Is it possible to get Will some of that in the future?
>>37963831Guide thanks for the thread. But God Damon it why you got to make me feel man?!
>>37963811>>37963828>>37963838>>37963842>>37963851>>37963876>>37963883>>37963927>>37963915Like I said, Will is definitely fucked up. But I'm glad that you guys can empathize/play him well. I'm even more glad I can make you feel, even if it hurts. >>37963854>>37963867>>37963880>>37963896>>37963925Thanks guys!>>379638845-6/10. They don't know everything, Will doesn't even know how messed up he is so they can't, but they can tell he's not exactly just your normal case of PTSD. >>37963889You are on the right track. Honestly I think you guys started to play him a bit more messed up than I intended, but this is working out wonderfully. >>37963932Thursday at the earliest, not sure. As for cake, well, Will doesn't know how old he is, but someone's going to ask eventually.
I just realized. Will has a phobia of beds.How the HELL are we supposed to break THAT?!
Will Esdese be back?
>>37963961It's a writer's/QM's job. >>37963976Beds are probably small time compared to girls. >>37963982Oh yes.
>>37963976clearly we wait for someone to ask us to join them
>>37963995Will has nightmares again. Doesn't ask if he can sleep in their bed. Asks if he can sleep on their floor.
>>37964015Oh god man that hits hard. Guide should totally do that
>>37964015He's like a little puppy, who will fucking kill your ass if you hurt his charges.
>>37964114Had a St.Bernard like that. Lovable kind of slow sometimes. Knocked down a six foot section of fence because I fell off my bike on the other side.
If it keeps going like this I can see the girls just literally forcing Will into talking about all the shit that went down. and when he tries to run (because we'd do it for laughs don't deny it) they'd chase him down, hogtie him and drag him back to the chair and tie him to it.What happens next is a mix between an interrogation and feels central. and may or may not end with multiple females hugging Will out of pity and wanting to comfort him.
>>37964225I wonder how much Will has locked down though. Like, straight up just does not want to/can't remember.
>>37964250He managed to remember the crash, it's possible he remembers at least what happened in the prologue.
>>37964174Had a Dalmation that was the same very smart, would play and be nice. Call him from a mile away for help when cornered by a pack of strays out in the country, he was there in 30s next to me ready to go.I miss him
>>37964276Yeah. But I mean, what then?He doesn't even know that he should be attracted to women or that one of them probably wants to jump him. The can't just be all "Hey Will, you us, sexytimes, it's good for you we swear."
>>37964225I kinda see Will just telling it all out without any noticeable change because he doesn't realize how fucked up it is. Then he will look up and see the girls crying and start asking what he did wrong.
I can totally see Billy not being able to sleep on the bed because of how soft it is compared to the floor.
>>37964328They're probably a little fucked up too, especially Cath since she doesn't talk. Will likely takes the cake.
>>37964328"Why.. are you crying? I'm sorry.. do-don't worry! They beat me for it after!"
>>37964328thats how i see it happening as well
>>37964328Maybe. We'd have to dislodge a few more clues and cues to trigger an intervention of somekind though.Hopefully after this they might broach on what life was like for Will..before the company.
Those hugs/cuddles are going to be heartbreaking when Will finally understands.