"The Next Stage: The All-out War in the Forest!" edition.Previous episodes:>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Kamen%20Rider%20Sengoku%20QuestEpisode 25: >http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39360752/QM Twitter: >@DJ_Sagara_TGRunning time: >10:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST, 9:45 PM - 1:30 AM (break for work inbetween)Quick synopsis: >A Kamen Rider quest taking place in the world of Gaim, following Makoto Kinushima of Team Raid Wild. Has key differences between this quest and original Gaim, namely the inclusion of a few particular original characters, varieties of Lockseeds, and the presence of Beast Spirits - one of which was granted to Makoto, named the Dragon, and another, RA, granted to Ryoji. >As such, the plot has varied from the original enough so that it can be considered its own timeline.On the last episode, Erina, Makoto and Takatora finally meet up in the Helheim. Demanding an explanation, and having to knock some heads together to get attention, the fight is called off temporarily. Takatora explains that there is a good chance the buildings and ruins that appeared here came from Earth itself, according to carbon dating, but that the structures seem to be dated to all sorts of time periods in Earth's history. Knowing this, the outlook changes slightly, until Makoto reveals that Micchy - Takatora's younger brother - is in the Helheim along with the other Armored Riders, as well as a bunch of Shibata clan goons with their own mass produced drivers. Takatora runs off, and Makoto and Erina try to catch up with him.Erina is propositioned by a spiritual entity, naming herself Izanami no Okami. She claims to have a plan for how to eliminate the forest once and for all, and allies herself in a contract with Erina - but tries to interfere with the older Kinushima interacting and telling the truth to Makoto.And deeper into the forest, the rumblings of a mighty enemy begin to stir... and a mighty power for the taking.
>>39648086Finally, The great one HAS COME BACK!
>>39648193I'm no great one, man. Just trying to get along.>Choice:>Follow Makoto>Follow another character (write in)>Majority vote
>>39648335>>Follow Makoto It's time.>>39648335 Was doing my best Rock Impersonation Sagara-Bro
>>39648086I remembered to check twitter>>39648335Gotta follow Makoto.
>>39648335>Follow MakotoWelcome back, DJ, I hope things are well.
>>39648383>>39648381>>39648463>>39648548>Follow MakotoYou are Makoto Kinushima currently, and you're tired as fucking hell. Today was the first day you had managed to fight the Green Ri--No, that's not the Green Rider anymore. That's Takatora. One of Mom's coworkers... the guy that was talking with Ryoji on the day he was let out. He managed to explain his point of view before running off in search of Micchy, but still... what the fuck, man. A lot of this could have been prevented if there was some form of communication between the two of you about this.And what the hell was your mother doing, calling him "Taka-chan" like they were married?!You run your fingers through your hair and huff, trying to figure out just what was going on. Why was MOM here in the first place!? Why did the Patissier bring back all those thugs?Too much to parse through right now. You had friends in danger, especially those that have never been in Helheim before. The threat of Inves was most certainly a thing, and if your last trip here taught you anything, you've got a lot of unknown territory and Inves to deal with.You're currently headed west, towards a more deciduous forest. To the east, is the jungle.To the north is more ruins, as far as you know.South leads back to where you came in, but the Crack isn't going to stay open for too long, especially if it was that massive.You know that Kaito ran off (or rather, arrogantly strode off) towards the north, but not much else. The sea of bodies was too much at the time.>Go north>Go east>Go South>Go west.>Stay put.>Do something else (write in)
>>39648573>Onwards to the forest! Go Westward!
>>39648573>Go northLord knows whatever Kaito's doing, he's probably gonna need some help.
>>39648620We can at least laugh at him. I say go north too
>>39648573>Go northTakatora can take care of himself better than Kaito, so I say we change course to where we might be needed.
>>39648680With that kind of argument, no option other than going north!
Go west why? Well kaito can handle himself
>>39648573North for the sake of the ruins.
>>39648584>>39648714>>39648733>>39648803>West>>39648620>>39648680>>39648705>>39648718>>39648803>North>>39648618>EastYou look over to Mom real quick, get her attention - once she's snapped out of whatever it is that made her look like she's seen a ghost. "You okay?" you ask quietly, looking her over. It's still kind of strange seeing her fully armored and running alongside you without a cane anymore, but you're thankful for it."Mm, yeah, I'm fine. Just thinking," she says, a bit contemplatively. "What's up, hon?""I'm gonna head north, Kaito-san's probably in trouble knowing him and I can't really let my rival die this early. Can you do me a favor and...">Stick with me>Go searching for the other Armored Riders>Stick with Takatora>Deal with the Shibata Clan>Other (write in)
>>39648930>>Deal with the Shibata Clan
>>39648930>Deal with the Shibata ClanMake sure to let her know what happened with Yue as well, so she can expect his call.
>>39648957>>39648935"Can you do me a favor and deal with the Shibata clan guys that came in with us?" you ask, giving her a serious look. She cants her head a bit, looking back."Are we talking, like, killing them, or leaving them to rot for the animals to finish them off or what?" There's a little bit of glee in her voice and posture that suggested she might like this idea a lot more than you anticipated."Use your best judgment, but they're still people," you respond, putting a hand up. "Plus, if you get a call from a kid named Yue, he'll probably say I sent him. He's one of those Shibata punks that knew better than to stick around after a fight. May be looking for a job or something.""I don't think we're going to have service in the Forest, Mako-chi, but if I see or hear from him, I'll let you know. Did you beat him silly, or...?""Was no need to do so, he gave up. Kinda was envious of the Armored Riders, how they have the choice to choose their destiny instead of being beholden to a criminal life. Or something like that, I dunno if he was lying about it or not to get away from me. Beat most of his friends up real good, though.""That's a good girl. Keep in touch, don't get yourself killed, hon."With that, Mom sprints into the bush, towards the west, and disappears.=========================>Follow Kaito>Follow the Patissier>Follow Makoto
>>39649287>Follow KaitoTIME FOR STRENGTH!
>>39649287>Follow MUH STRENGTH
>>39649287Stick with Makoto.
>>39649340 here.Changing my vote to >>39649348.Also, what the hell's up with the captcha, lately?
>>39649387>>39649361>>39649348You start picking your way through the brush, the ferns and long grass as you make your way up north. Kaito might be kind of actually strong, but you had more experience in a sense. If he was in an actual fight, he wouldn't last too much longer. You had to move fast.The grass and underbrush starts giving way to laid stones in the ground, coming together to form rudimentary roads and pathways. It's certainly easier than trailblazing yourself - in fact, with the layout of the stones, it reminds you of a well-made garden, if a bit overgrown--<<KINUSHIMA.>>"What? Dragon, what's up?"<< BE ON YOUR GUARD. >>"You're being vague, is this intentional or...?"The Dragon remains silent as you start coming across actual organized buildings - solid roads, solid design of marble and concrete, almost like a small city block. Very weird, but given the mostly worn-off texts and carvings on the walls of the buildings are nigh unreadable, and in a script you're not familiar with, it's something you put aside for later. Instead, you focus on the sounds of metal clashing against metal, a short distance away. Grunts of effort and force accompanying them, of course. Certainly sounds like Kaito, if anything, judging by the calls of Banana and Mango-related attacks. But the heavy breathing indicates that the fight may have been going for quite some time. If Kaito was in a fight with another Armored Rider, though...>Run into the fight to interfere/>Transform into another Lockseed Arms and run into the fight (Apple/Starfruit)>Sneak up to the fight to observe.>Other (Write in)
>>39649726>Sneak up to the fight to observe.Usual plan of attack.
>>39649726>>Sneak up to the fight to observe.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>39649982Here we gooooooo.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>39649982rollin dem bones
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>39649982Time to trip and fall flat on our face.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>39649982
>>39650037What an ironic roll to get with that statement.
Rolled 18, 20 = 38 (2d20)>>39650037Rolling for Kaito and the Patissier. Who knows what could happen?
>>39650135Welp Sagara-Bro, welcome to WHAT THE FUCKVILLE
>>39650135WELCOME TO THE BAKERY, BITCH.
>>39650135>Patissier>Nat 20I hope Kaito likes pain, because the Patissier is baking him something fierce.
>>39650135doods in the thread, I see
>>39650135Did someone order up a ULTRA COMMMBOOOO!
>>39650135TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT!
>>39650204Kaito better CLENCH DEM CHEEKS
>>39650135>>39650037You slink through doorways and pick through empty buildings, destroyed rubble inside not betraying what exactly these could have been. Careful as a mouse, you scramble behind cover, finally coming face to face with what was going on...And to no surprise, really, Kaito's getting his ass kicked like it was going out of style. Even though Kaito's wielding around a big two-handed mace... warhammer thing, trying his best to look like a strongman, the Patissier is currently making quick work of him. Guess all that training in the military paid off. Kaito's staggering back, trying to keep on the defense, while the Patissier is turning into a human blender, nearly destroying the man in a match...Before his eyes shoot directly to you, hiding behind a half-broken wall and staring at the combat. Quick, you need to do something!>Hide again!>Disrupt the fight!>Help Kaito!>Help the Patissier!>Other (Write in)>Remember, verbal accompaniment is encouraged.
>>39650375Knock some heads together. "Alright, you two, break it up! Again!"
>>39650375>>Disrupt the fight!"Can't you two quit beating the shit out of each other for TWO seconds?! We have a much bigger problem than Kaito being a prick!" Inform them of the news Takatora told us.
>>39650375>Disrupt the fight!Fire a few shots from the Musou Saber in the air."I know you two have your fierce rivalry to deal with, but there's more important shit going on right now!"
>>39650375Channeling our best Mom impression "So this is what you boys do when you're left alone?"
>>39650447>>39650399>>39650397>>39650482Stealth... really has never been your strong suit. You've been spotted at this point, you might as well follow through.You stand up from behind the broken wall, still untransformed, but striding with purpose. The Patissier's stopped, of course, giving you the respect that a person entering the battlefield deserves. Kaito tries to recollect himself, and send a wide, savage swing towards the back of the Patissier's head -- but with a lean to the side, the swing goes wide and throws the BARON leader off balance. "Honestly, you two," you start, hands on your hips and belt. "Is this what happens when you two are left alone?""I can't help it," Oren protests, shrugging as casually as if he had just been caught throwing a snowball at a friend. "He makes it too easy to rile up. Might not be great at fighting, but it's a fun experience!""Hey--" he starts to protest, but a glare from the two Charmant workers silence him momentarily. "I know you two have a fierce rivalry to deal with, but there's way more important shit that's going on right now. Can we put thiis aside for a bit, or will I have to knock heads together on you two?""Kinushima, this is not the time. We're in the middle of something." Kaito strides forward, trying his best to look as if he didn't just get the shit beaten out of him, and rests the point of the mace upon the ground. Heavily leaning into it, and out of breath."And that would be... what, exactly? Y'all want each other's Lockseeds or something?""I want to beat him!" the dancer exclaims, pointing at the Patissier. Once again, a nonchalant shrug. "And I like fighting. Is that so wrong?""Yeah, it is, especially when we've got things from Earth that might be here. Not just people, but actual buildings and shit.""...""...you're talking nonsense, what?""I mean, this Forest is hiding way more than we were imagining... and we might be in way more danger than we thought.">Cntd.
>>39650690"Wait, I'm still hung up on something. You're saying that the Forest... has stuff from Earth? Like buildings and everything, these ruins, are from our home?""Yeah... well, not Zawame itself, maybe, but definitely not native to the area. Takatora Kureshima and his team had been investigating the buildings, and carbon dated some of them. Some go as far back as, like, ancient times, while others are like around the 1800s. He says they're not quite perfect, though - dating seems to vary immensely."The Patissier puts his sawblades onto his back, setting them aside for a moment, as he thinks. Serious thought, espeically about grand implications, doesn't seem to cross his mind often. But you gotta admit, when it does, it's a sight. Kaito, on the other hand, is still nursing his wounds."So there's something else at work here," Kaito starts, sounding hurt, "and Yggdrasil's higher ups neglected to tell anyone about this? They're endangering all the Lockseed users and Armored Riders, for a--""We don't know anything for sure, Kaito-kun," you quickly cut him off. "Again, this is a theory, and for all I know he could have been lying to make it look like he knows what he's tlaking about, so that he can get some time to research. Jumping to conclusions now will only hurt people.""So what should we do now?" Oren wonders."First order of business...">Get the Armored Riders back out of the Forest. The game is now too dangerous in an uncharted location, and more info is needed.>Deal with the Shibata Ryu. If more Yggdrasil are here, then they are at risk. So are the Shibata.>Deal with the potential Inves in the area. Everyone is at risk if those are not culled.>Another method... (write in)
>>39650912>>Get the Armored Riders back out of the Forest. The game is now too dangerous in an uncharted location, and more info is needed.
>>39650912>Deal with the potential Inves in the area. Everyone is at risk if those are not culled.
>>39650912>Deal with the Shibata Ryu. If more Yggdrasil are here, then they are at risk. So are the Shibata.Everything that has to go through the Crack should, and everything that should stay on this side has to stay here.
>>39650912>Get the Armored Riders back out of the Forest. The game is now too dangerous in an uncharted location, and more info is needed.Too many complicating factors have entered the situation, we should probably call it off for tonight. Coincidentally, as we're probably the only person who bothered to actually pick up any Lockseeds, we win.
>>39650912>>Get the Armored Riders back out of the Forest. The game is now too dangerous in an uncharted location, and more info is needed.I'm with >>39650981. Plus, our mom is in here. It's way too dangerous.
>>39651026>>39650981>>39650942"First order of business, we need to recall the troops. We don't know the forest well enough to continue this, and given now what could be true about the Forest, it's probably a good idea to spend as little time here as possible."The patissier and Kaito both nod in agreement, Kaito looking more reluctant than anything. Well, at least they agreed. Problem is, though, how were you supposed to keep in contact with the other Riders. Kouta, Jonouchi, Micchy, all were still lost in the forest. Not to mention the veritable horde of the Shibata Ryu that were still here, doing god knows what at this point.And, of course, mom.Doesn't help when you see trees to the east being knocked down, along with elephant-like roaring and (much quieter) screaming.>KAITO'S HEALTH: 4/10>OREN'S HEALTH: 9/10>MAKOTO'S HEALTH: 7/10>Go rescue mom.>Go rescue the thugs.>Go rescue the other Riders.>Other (write in)
>>39651244>>Go rescue the thugs.We might as well
>>39651244>Go rescue the other Riders.We sent Mom to deal with the Shibata guys, and our friends will be more likely to listen to us.
>>39651244We should really invent somekind of phone that works in Helheim.That said, go rescue thugs, because we also sent Mom to do that, right?
>>39651244Help the riders
>>39651414>>39651308>>39651322>>39651251At a tie here.
>>39651244>Go rescue the other Riders.>>39651322I think Yggdrasil has some, we should see about acquiring them.
>>39651471>>39651414>>39651308"We take care of the other Riders. Mom's already heading off to deal with the Shibata Ryu, and hopefully if she understood my instructions correctly, we've got no problems then. Until then..."More trees breaking, more semi-masculine screaming."...I think we've got some Inves to hunt. Come on!">Transform into Dragonfruit>Transform into Apple>Transform into Starfruit
>>39651630>Transform into StarfruitWe're going to need speed, I think.
>>39651630>Transform into StarfruitGotta go fast!
>>39651630>Transform into StarfruitZA HENGE
>>39651630>>Transform into StarfruitMight as well join in. Besides, we can have crazy cool speed style.
>>39651658>>39651647>>39651643"Before I forget," you mutter, before unhooking the Rose Attacker and tossing it to Oren. He scrambles to catch it, looking it over, as you reach for Starfruit and clasp it tight. "Just hit the shackle and it should do the rest." Oren nods, before you start up.Cause if you're gonna transform as a Kinushima, you're gonna need to make it showy.You shove the hand with the Lockseed to the sky, then drag it down slowly, hitting the pose of other ninja-based heroes."Henshin.">CARAMBOLA!<The starfruit armor synthesizes and coalesces above you as you quickly cycle through the rest of the pose. Smashing the Lockseed into the Driver, and hitting the lever before there's any time for the Driver to talk further.>CARAMBOLA ARMS! KUNOICHI, REACH FOR STARS!<The armor descends, unfolds, and even before it's done with the effects, you're off. You nearly fly through the streets, pinging off of buildings and parkouring over the rubble like there's nothing else you've ever known. You're almost one with the wind, going at the speed of sound it feels like.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>39651811God speed love.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>39651811
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>39651811
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>39651811May the stars guide our rolls.
>>39651860Or I could never roll again, that's cool too.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>39651811Onwards to great failure
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>39651837>>39651845>>39651848>>39651860Rolling for final.Reminder that I have work at 5 PM EST, so thesemight be the last couple updates for a few hours.
>>39652031That's fine, I have class then, so I'll be gone too.
>>39652021You sprint out of the forest as quickly as your speedy form can take you, feet barely touching the ground. These were your firends that you needed to save, and if something that big is knocking down trees like it's nothing, it needed to be put down.Those were the rules of engagement. Take no prisoners, destroy the enemy at all costs. But as soon as you managed to catch up with the three remaining riders, you easily could see what the fuss was about. Both Kouta and Micchy were capable fighters in their own right, and Jonouchi wasn't too shabby either - more of a tactician than anything else, to be sure.But even with their powers combined, the monster (cause Inves wasn't enough of a descriptor for this thing anymore) was just not having ANY of it. Kouta's sword made of an orange slice was already shattered, and the purple energy bullets from Micchy's gun were bouncing off.THis was some real shit, and it's not happy at all."It's the Dragon all over again..." you whisper, skidding to a halt behind it. Motorcycle sounds behind you, as Kaito and Oren follow.<<THIS... MIGHT NEED SOME MORE FIREPOWER...>>You've never heard the Dragon hesitant before. But you can't blame him, really.>OOC: Going to go get ready for work and snag some food, will update when I get back. OOC time is go, y'all know the drill.>Possible topics:Forms past Dragonslayer, maybe upgrades for the other Riders eventuallyInternational Riders, for a thing later.
>>39652214Oh....FUCK Well. WE DO Need firepowerOOC-Wise, I'm trying to picture Kaito's Jinbaori Arms or in this Case Squire Arms.
>>39652214That sure is a demand for more firepower. Too bad something like SIC All Dragon clashes too much with the Gaim style because all things considered it would match us well.
>>39652214First Leatherback, now Otachi. At this rate I half expect one of the Overlords to show up riding Slattern. Damn.Okay, forms past Dragonslayer. If I recall from earlier conversations, that's basically our Jinba Arms, being a form with a jacket that's our first major upgrade. So coming after that would be a Kachidoki equivalent, where we get our cool sword whose name I can't remember. Kachidoki is heavily armored, so maybe have our version be lightly armored? Very light chestplate and pauldrons, being more like a Super Sentai costume than a Kamen Rider one. Very mobile and fast. Then for its Kiwami equivalent it grows a new layer of armor in a scale pattern for the dragon look, giving a more even distribution over the body than the Arms Fruits provide. It'll be similar to how Kiwami Arms's design doesn't have the "unfolded fruit" modular look to it but is a completely new suit in its own right.
>>39652214Funny, watched that movie a few nights ago.For international Riders, a pistachio immediatly springs to mind for some reason. Maybe the user could use the Genesis Core attachment to mix it with other Nut Lockseeds,, or use a weapon like the Stake Driver from Bloodborne, to represent the edible part and the shell?
>>39652461Like the Birth Driver or Buster
>>39652515Possibly. The power of the Lockseed would come from the versatility of things in could mix with, even non Energy Lockseeds. Maybe the user would have to wear multiple Lockseed holders. So, basically the Birth Driver and Fourze's Switches put together.
>>39652461You could even add a layer of reason to why they only have nuts. Does seem right down Ryouma's alley to give inferior designs to others. Also considering what he did in Gaim Gaiden.
>>39652736You've seen them both, Peachy? Where does that come into play, Zangetsu's or Baron's?
>>39652824Saw the raws when they got posted last week, and it comes to play in both parts. Essentially he isn't shy for giving out "subpar" products so by giving out just Nut based gear to the Internation Riders it would line up with this.>Spoilers are for Gaim Gaiden.He made both the Lock Seeds that are in the movie and they aren't exactly up to par with the normal ones. Dragonfruit Energy turned its user into an Inves and the Apple also did something to Touka, that I think was killing her.And the Apple also almost turned Kaito into an Inves.
>>39653286Interesting. While it wouldn't be odd for the Professor to do such a thing, maybe the user could have requested it. You know, wanting to test their skills by giving themselves a handicap.That spoiler may give DJ more things to work with in terms of the plot too.
>>39653514Lockseed Limiter/Helheim Purification factor?The stronger the lockseed the more it purifies potential helheim infection
>>39653748Someone wanting a crazy handicap seems more likely to me, kinda like how it took losing an arm for Jetstream Sam to get cyborg enhancements, and even before that he managed to keep up with cybrogs using just an armored bodysuit and sheer skill.Then again, battle junkies like Sam are very rare indeed, so In the end, the most likely reason would be the main branch just deciding not to give out the rare/experimental lockseeds and instead gambling the enhancements the armor gives and the skill of the user would be enough of a boost for their enforcers.Thinking on it, the portals appear to form naturally only over Zawame, so even low level lockseeds are rare in the other branches.
>>39654106Maybe even have a character whose suit is powered by one of the first generation Drivers that Yggdrasil's researchers use, as a prototype from back before Lockseed tech was perfected. And the user is just that good that they can get by with nothing more than a thin layer of armor and immunity to Helheim infection, making up for the rest on their own merits.
>>39654178Might be an interesting idea, but it sounds too much like a rehash of Jetstream Sam to me.More likely, an special enforcer comes to the Zawame branch to oversee a shipment of MP Sengoku Drivers, Limited Production Genesis Driver and assorted Lockseeds to be delivered to the other branches. He's using a Prototype Driver, but only until he gets assigned his own Sengoku/Genesis Driver
>>39654106Here's the thing, a seed of Helheim fell specifically in Zawame if I remember correctly so that pretty much gives a good reason why there's so many crack's originating there.However I'm thinking that the Helheim Corruption is slowly spreading all over the world sorta like how Jenova acts. Soon there's gonna be crack's popping up all over the damn place hence the appearance of the International Riders.
>>39654969I'd think the high amount of cracks most likely originated from the tree Yggdrasil kept within the tower. So if that's still there that would be why Zawame had so much activity. Then again we haven't heard much from the Overlords yet so there could be other reasons in play.Speaking of, when are we teaming up with an Overlord to get our piece of the Golden Fruit and getting nothing but despair from the deal?
>>39652214>International RidersSagara, I've been meaning to talk to you about that: Interpol should seize a few belts for testing and get some Riders.Also, for the American Rider, I feel like we should let the Mafia get involved. Have someone connected break into an American branch and steal a belt because he initially thought it would be good for the family.
>>39655081Who knows Peachy who knows?!>>39655404 Ah bout that... I have something a bit more insidious. Someone from Inside pulls a revolver ocelot and uploads the blueprints for Artifical Crack opening technology and Lockseed/Driver tech onto the web.
>>39655492That could go along with the apparent leak in technology with the JP branch and how the cheapo-knock off drivers got into the Shibata clan's hands.
>>39655519>Bootleg Drivers are blueprints Ryouma supplied the other branches with which then got leaked.
>>39655598Yeah, pretty much this was what I was thinking.Also, since we're going international, we're going to have a Warring Statesman, right? And someone from /m/ from a long time ago said we should do something with an Australian member/branch? I can't remember. But my votes are some Interpol agents, a mafioso, and the Australian come in to investigate.
>>39655672Those were both me, if you're talking about what I think you're talking about. Specifically Dr. Warren Statesman, Ryoma's counterpart, and the Bunya Energy Lockseed, the big brother of the Matsubokkuri Lockseed.
>>39655839Ah, I forgot about the lockseed suggestion, actually, heh. And I'm retarded, Warren Statesman. Whoops. But I remember someone, maybe it was someone I know that frequents /m/? Someone requested we do cool stuff with the Australian.
>>39655672Warren Statesman, the American Professor. Named after the translation choice for the Sengoku Driver before Ryouma existed and never got changed.But we do know there's three branches, Australia, China and I think France. So there's at least those three in terms of Yggdrasill Internation Riders.
>>39655920Cecilia or whatever her name is was French, right? That takes care of one branch.
While we're still in OOC mode, I have a question. I've been thinking of getting a friend to watch Kamen Rider, but I'm not sure which one to show him. What do you guys think is the best Kamen Rider series for someone new to get into? Gaim is my personal favorite, but I'm not sure if it's good for a first series, mostly because (in my opinion) the first episode is pretty confusing, even knowing Kamen Rider. Any thoughts?
>>39656172Kuuga, Agito or Fourze
>>39656172Kuuga and Fourze are my go to. Also, for laughs, you can show him the English version of Ryuuki.
>>39656172Personally, I started with Fourze, but Double, OOO, or Kuuga are also good picks for a first series.
>>39655598>>39655672Oh god. I just had the most... amazing? Crazy? Stupid? Well, the most Something idea.>The Veteran Armored Riders are gathered in a conference room inside the Yggdrasil building. They were all invited, but none have any idea why exactly they were called.>Suddenly, the room's lighting dims and spotlights illuminate a stage that appeared out of nowhere. Footsteps can be heard, slowly ascending the steps to the top of the stage.>It's the Chairwoman, looking upon the gathered Riders, the light illuminating her perfectly while everyhing else in the room is swallowed by darkness. She has a small smile on her lips."Greetings, Armored Riders. I have called you here for a very important reason.The Sengoku Drivers you wear are innovations made within my branch of the Yggdrasil company. The nature of the dimensional gates that link Earth to the Helheim Forest make it so Lockseeds can only be harvested reliably within the confines of this city.WE hold the tools to make Drivers, WE have the means to acquire and distribute them and the Lockseeds.Normally, that would mean the Armored Riders such as yourselves may only appear and gain strenght and weapons within this city, under our watch. Regrettably, that is no longer the case .">There are brief murmurs among the Riders, but before they can start asking questions, a large screen appears behind the Chairwoman, showing pictures of Kurokage Troopers in places that are certainly NOT Zawame.This took WAY too long to write.
>>39656282"As you can clearly see, the technology has been leaked. The blueprints of the Sengoku Drivers are available in various languages and many, many different organizations have managed to build their own.Again, that would normally be nothing to worry about. For all its advanced technology, the Drivers are little more than fancy toys without Lockseeds, and indeed, this would be a minor concern, were the blueprints of the Dimensional Interference Engines of the Motorcycle Lockseeds we built not leaked as well.">Her previously calm expression shifts into a grimace."Now, this obviously happened due to industrial espionage and rest assured, we are investigating the matter and will most certainly find the perpetrator and... Punish him... very, very harshly.But of course, that doesn't change the fact that Armored Riders are now under employ of many criminal organisations around the globe. Too many, and some too powerful for our teams to handle.">And here she GRINS"THAT'S where you come in. We need experienced Riders to help us deal with the more problematic threats while we train our own forces, to stop the bandits and would-be Warlords before they entrench themselves further.We are offering you the chance to travel the world, test your strenght and protect people from these superpowered maniacs.You will all, of course, ve handsomely rewarded for your services, and we will do all in our considerable power to help whatever goals you have.THAT is why we called you here, THAT is our offer. What do you say, Armored Riders? Will you join us?
>>39656282>>39656307.... OH... SHIT...
>>39656282>>39656307Man, I thought you were Sagara for a moment with that long post. Awesome concept, although it deviates quite a bit from the story at hand. Maybe you could write a spinoff...I kid, of course. Unless you're actually interested in that. If you did make a spinoff with that, I would totally follow it, though.
>>39656307Yeeah, sorry about this. It kinda exploded out of control around the time I decided to make the chairwoman give a brief Ragyo impression near the beggining.
>>39656282>>39656307Well. That's one way to clean up a mess. My only concern is that Kaito and maaaaybe Junouichi won't want to work together with the rest of us because of some amount of pride. But I suppose in the long run, even if it was every other Rider teamed up, it'd still be workable.Also, and I'm not complaining, but that feels a bit more like Super Sentai, which I'm not sure if Sagara wants to bleed into or not. The nice things about Kamen Riders is they're all unique instead of being slightly differently colored uniforms that mostly have the same ambitions and goals.
>>39656409To be fair the chairwoman does have a Houohmaruish assistant.If sagara uses that idea you pitched Holy shit bro.Oh god now I'm picturing word breaking out of the golden fruit on the net.
>>39656393>I kid, of course. Unless you're actually interested in that. If you did make a spinoff with that, I would totally follow it, though.Dear lord, no. I'm too fucking lazy and generally unmotivated to write anything coplex, let alone run a quest.Besides, this was a spur of the moment thing, where the idea appeared and kept hitting me untill I wrote it.No, I'll just stay here, enjoying Sagara's amazing story wherever it takes me. Maybe I'll write a little snippet or two like this one and that one of the Master of Disguises Bat Inves, but nothing larger Than those.>>39656448>If sagara uses that idea you pitched Holy shit bro.Nah, I wouldn't want him to deviate from his plans that much just because of a stupid fit of writefaggotry I had. I've seen what adding too many "cool ideas" and fan inspired content can do to a good story.fucking Nobody Dies
I'm heading home, will get started momentarily
>>39656282>>39656307Upon further inspection, this would be a great story either as a spinoff, or as a later arc. I'd probably have to tweak it a bit for a quest format, but given what I've seen with other World Warrior-styled quests, it could easily be viable. I keep getting a fighting game vibe, something like Bloody Roar, Tekken or the like with it.Though I'd think that as the tech spreads, the Lockseeds would probably start varying from just being fruits and nuts to actual stuff, like the Kachidoki and the like. I don't imagine a crime lord in America using something that's necessarily fruit themed if he can help it. >CHOICE>Cinematic combat>Tactical combatAnd I still do have a plan for debuting Dragonslayer at this point, don't worry.
>>39657814>>Tactical combatRealism all the way
>>39657814>Tactical combatThis monster isn't fucking around, and neither should we.
>>39657814>Tactical combatIf the Dragon is hesitant, we need all the force we can get.
>>39657814>Tactical combatLet's try something different.>I'd probably have to tweak it a bit for a quest format, but given what I've seen with other World Warrior-styled quests, it could easily be viable.One way I could see it working is to give us a couple missions with vaguely foreboding titles and have us follow along with one character until we finish it. I've seen a lot of quests do something like that.You could also have each controllable character have a different mission with different "gameplay styles" for lack of a better word. Erina Missions would be stealth and assassination/capture based, since that's the focus of her Armor's power, while Makoto focuses on plain Hunt and Destroy missions, while the Patissier has to command a small squad of soldiers, since he has actual military training.that kind of stuff.
Rolled 16, 15, 6 = 37 (3d20)>>39658036>>39657898>>39657868Alright, I'm going to handle it in the following, and roll initiative for each "group":>Makoto/Oren/Kaito>Kouta/Jonouchi/Micchy>The Monster InvesKeep in mind there will most likely be a lot of rolling for successes, and I will let you know what the DC of the action you want to do is. I'll try to make things not too complicated in response. As always, OOC discussion about tactics and feedback, is welcomed.
>>39658080>Makoto/Oren/Kaito: 16>Kouta/Jonouchi/Micchy: 15>The Monster Inves: 6Well then. This'll be fun.
>>39658134>>39658080>First in Initiative Order: Makoto/Oren/KaitoThe two other rivals hop off of the LockVehicles as soon as they see just what they're going up against. "I've never..."Jesus."While Oren's a bit awestruck, however, Kaito's raring to go."The bigger they are, the harder they fall," he breathes.>[Free Response]Discuss amongst yourselves what you'd like to do to start. >[Inventory check]>MakotoDragonfruit Lockseed - clawApple Lockseed - labrys axeStarfruit Lockseed - windmill shuriken>KaitoBanana Lockseed - SpearMango Lockseed - MaceI know he got a third Lockseed somewhere, but I can't remember what it was.>Oren Durian Lockseed - sawbladesKiwi lockseed - ????>PartyTwo LockVehicles
>>39658259>I know he got a third Lockseed somewhere, but I can't remember what it was.Nope. It's just Knight of Spear and Fight of Hammer. He doesn't get any other Lockseeds until Lemon Energy.
>>39658259Alright, let's use our speed and ranged weapons to stay on the move harassing it. Intent should be to distract it and keep it from focusing on any one opponent. Whenever it turns to face a new one, we'll have already run behind it to attack from behind.
>>39658259I'm thinking one group assumes their most powerful forms (Apple, Mango, maybe try Kiwi), and faces the Inves head on. While it's distracted, the rest sneak around it looking for weakpoints or attacking it from behind.
>>39658259So... Run around at the speed of sound to get it's attention? And have Muh Powuh smack it with a hammer, while the Patissier tries out Kiwi in hopes it does impact damage?We've seen that the sword Kouta had did fuck all and broke against it, so slashing probably won't work. Micchy's gun isn't doing anything, either.Sagara, does Carambola actually let us go the speed of sound? Because if it does, we should Sonic Boom to disorient stuff.
>>39658294In original canon, definitely. But I was trying to remember if he got another Lockseed in the process of the quest. As far as I can recall, the canon characters that got additional lockseeds were:>Micchy with AlmonDao>Ryoji>Oren with Kiwiand that was it.>>39658362It certainly felt like you were going that fast, and it's worth giving a shot.
>>39658396I don't think he got another one in the quest. Fairly certain he's been vanilla Kaito.>you can tryhoo boy, tempting fate. I'm gonna push for disorienting it with a Sonic Boom if we can, while everyone else uses their best/impact weapons to smash things. Might as well toss Apple over to Oren if Kiwi doesn't work.
>>39658396Oh, I see. No, I don't think he picked up any new Lockseeds in the quest. He's got a spare copy of Banana, but that's it for additional Lockseeds. At least, that we've seen, maybe he picked one up off-screen. But you haven't established him as having anything other than Banana and Mango, if that's what you're wondering.
Rolled 6, 4 = 10 (2d20)>>39658443>>39658362>>39658345>>39658322So the general consensus is>Try to Sonic Boom>Have the rest of the team switch into their heaviest forms and do impact damageCorrect?If so, roll 1d20. I'll roll 2d20, one for Kaito and one for Oren.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>39658551
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>39658551Dice gods be with us!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>39658600Praise the Dice!
>>39658551>>39658600So we did awesome, but Oren and Kaito didn't. Maybe we knocked them over, too?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>39658551
>>39658692Need one more roll.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>39658800
>>39658600ALright, since the 20 goes uncontested, I'll give you guys the choice of the following:>You succeed, but your exceptional success helps another member of the group succeed.>You keep the exceptional success and have an extra effect as it goes off.>You keep the exceptional success and get 30% Style Meter (you're currently at 10%)>Other effect (write in)
>>39658898>>You keep the exceptional success and have an extra effect as it goes off.SONIC BLAM
>>39658898>You succeed, but your exceptional success helps another member of the group succeed.We need multiple attackers on this.
>>39658898>You succeed, but your exceptional success helps another member of the group succeed.I feel like having more people succeed in this scenario is important, especially if having them not succeed could possibly make them liabilities.
>>39658898>You succeed, but your exceptional success helps another member of the group succeed.With the low numbers they got, they'll need a little assistance.
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>39658933>>39658927Rolling to determine who gets the help.
It occurs to me that this battle would be a great opportunity to use the Watermelon Lockseed.
>>39659087Very true. Too bad Makoto still doesn't know what it does in-character. Maybe if things get desperate she'll pull it out as a "not sure if this will work, but it's all I've got left" thing.
>>39659041>>39658898>>39658600An idea blossoms into your mind. Probably a veritably stupid one, but an idea nonetheless. "Kaito, Oren! Hit him with your hardest weapons and keep it away from the others - preferably towards me!"Without question - but with a semi-goofy salute from the Patissier - the two of them jump into action. Kaito, already in heavy hitter mode, goes for the easy target, being the Inves' surging tail. It almost looks like he's about to miss it as it swings, but with a quick adjustment and a MANGO AU LAIT, he manages to pin the tail on the Inves.Naturally, as most animals with their movement severely hampered are wont to do, it thrashes about, in massive pain. Branches fall where its head fins strike them, tree trunks crack and give way. Soon enough, it knows better than to just flail about in pain, and turns to face the unknown assailant that gave it such a hard time.Perfect."SONIIIIIIIIC..." you shout, summoning two shuriken about as big as your chest in diameter, and winding up like a big cymbal hit. "BOOM!"You crash the shuriken together, sending a pulse of energy that's faster than the human eye, directly towards the Inves' head. And like predicted, the Inves gets buffeted by a smack of sonic waves, sending it reeling.>The Inves is stunned.>Micchy/Kouta/Jonouchi's turn>[Free Response]>[Inventory Check]>MicchyGrape Lockseed - gunAlmond Lockseed - dao>KoutaOrange Lockseed - swordStrawberry Lockseed - knives >Jonouchi Acorn Lockseed - hammer
>>39659248Now this I'm not sure. Kouta must switch, as his sword is busted for now, Micchy aim for the eyes, Jonouichi aim for weak spots like joints if possible.
Oh right, forgot the music.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfPVl33Xu7sCause we're fighting a big ass Inves.
>>39659248See, I was expecting the sonic boom to be from how fast we were moving, but this works too.Okay, with the Daidaimaru broken Kouta should probably switch to Strawberry. From what I recall, its finisher can be spammed, so it would help a lot in keeping the thing distracted. And with Kouta taking over ranged, Micchy should swap to Almond and use the reach of the dao to strike at weak points.
>>39659287>>39659336Seconding both of these.
>>39659323I was gonna suggest something different, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4C6IdouPv3YAnd if you can't figure out who I am by the song choice, poo poo on you.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>39659336Man I was just thinking about Guile's Sonic Boom, is all. >>39659336>>39659287Kouta switching to Strawberry, Micchy switching to Almond, and Jonouchi doing his strikes while the iron's hot, gotcha.Kouta and Micchy will be switching Lockseeds this round, so I'll roll for Jonouchi. He should be able to pass this pretty easily, unless he falls flat on his face...>>39659469<3
>>39659617>unless he falls flat on his face...With that 11, he almost did...
Rolled 12 + 5 (1d20 + 5)>>39659617Ooof.Kouta and Micchy manage to hear that command, and look at each other with a silent nod of understanding.>ICHIGO<>ALMOND<Two more collections of armor materialize and coalesce above their heads, and no time is wasted in equipping them. From where you can see, Micchy's Almond armor seems to resemble... Mortal Kombat, for some reason. You can't help but see the "ninja" outfit from MK in his vest-like chest armor. However, Joey... doesn't seem to have that kind of luxury. Seeing as he's got no other alternative, he tries to slam his hammer into the knee of the Inves.As expected, a dull thud is heard, but either the Inves is way WAY too far gone to even hear or feel the impact, or it just didn't actually do any damage. Thankfully, the thing is still stunned.>The Inves' TurnRolling to unshake from being shaken.Savage Worlds experience coming into play. If it exceptionally succeeds, it gets to move and act. If it only succeeds, it gets to either move or act. If it doesn't, it's still shaken.
Rolled 7 - 5 (1d20 - 5)>>39659848Reroll.
>>39659848Poor Joey, he just doesn't know what to do on his own. We need to get Hase a Driver again.
>>39659863It should have been a 7 the first timeDice gods knew this and made it start at 7 this timeThis Inves is not having a good day.
>>39659863Whatever you did to the Inves, holy SHIT has it stuck. The monster has fallen down, tail still partially submerged in the compacted dirt from Kaito's blow. >Oren/Kaito/Makoto's turn>Free Response>Style Meter: 40%>The Dragon's trying to get your attention...
>>39659997>IGNORE THAT MOTHERFUCKER DRAGONKeep doing what we're doing? Don't want to burn a turn swapping us to Apple even if that might be a better weapon right now. Let Oren smack it around a bit, and hopefully have Muh Powuh do some damage with his mace. We can try to shuriken it a bit.
>>39659997Run interference with speed and shurikens to keep it distracted and unable to focus on getting up. Oren and Kaito can continue hammering it with heavy attacks. And see what Jormungandr has to say.
>>39660077>>39660033>>39660023You start summoning more shuriken in your hands, focusing your efforts on trying to find a chink in the INves' hide to lodge blades and such in. However, a part of your vision and consciousness starts to fade into gray... ...then that strange, glowing shade of Jade.<< Yes, Jormungandr? >><< YOU AND YOUR COMRADES STAND AN EXTREMELY SMALL CHANCE OF TAKING THIS BEAST DOWN, >> confesses the Jade Dragon. You can visualize him pacing, hands behind his back, trying to think of a plan. << Yes, and? We've worked on miniscule chances before, what makes this one any different? >><< THIS BEAST IS NOT UNKNOWN TO ME. A FORM OF INVES THAT IS ONLY RAISED IN DESPERATION. IT HAS NEVER FALLEN BEFORE IN MY MEMORY... >><< And? What's anoth-- >>A surge of pain, a flame of anger in your skull. << MAKOTO, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN LYING TO YOU. I AM SAYING THIS FOR YOUR OWN DEFENSE. >>The Dragon pauses for a moment, and you're vaguely aware that it feels like time is moving extremely slowly. Oren's still in the process of withdrawing his sole other Lockseed, and Kaito's dislodging the flanged mace from the tail of the colossal inves.<< IF YOU ARE ADAMANT ABOUT HUNTING THIS, I CAN OFFER ASSISTANCE. BUT IT WOULD REQUIRE YOU TO GIVE UP SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT IN EXCHANGE. THE POWER I COULD GRANT YOU WOULD BE EQUIVALENT TO THE SUM TOTAL... IF NOT MORE, THOUGH. >>>Work with what you've got for now. >Ask more about the deal.>Accept the offer.>Other (write in)
>>39660356>Work with what you've got for now. NEVER MAKE A DEAL WITH A DRAGON
>>39660356>Work with what you've got.>More specifically, PUNCH THE INVES IN THE FACE WHILE TELLING THE DRAGON NEVER TO TELL YOU THE ODDS EVER AGAIN.
>>39660356>Work with what you've got for now. >Other (write in)"No, I'm not going to risk the side-effects of integration with you when there are allies around. If we can't kill it, we'll just have to hurt it enough to make our retreat. Do we have enough power disable it, at least?"
>>39660480>>39660508>>39660517You shake your head to the negative, trying to refocus on the battle... But the Dragon is persistent this time.<< "No, I'm not going to risk the side-effects of integration with you when there are allies around. If we can't kill it, we'll just have to hurt it enough to make our retreat. Do we have enough power disable it, at least?" >><< NOT AS YOU ARE NOW, MAKOTO. AND I AM NOT AS FOOLISH TO SUGGEST SUCH A THING AROUND PEERS ONCE MORE. CONTRARY TO POPULAR LOGIC, I /CAN/ LEARN. >>A beat. << THE EXCHANGE WOULD BE OF LOCKSEEDS. TRADE ONE OF YOURS FOR ANOTHER. AN UPGRADE. MUCH LESS DRAINING ON YOU, MUCH LESS RISKY. STILL A WAY TO GRANT YOU MY POWER. AND ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE AGAINST BEASTS LIKE THIS. WITH IT, YOU WILL HAVE THE STRENGTH TO KILL THIS. >>You have little time to devote to this, though, as time seems to start resuming. You've gotta let this fly free as soon as possible - these shurikens are heavy!>Roll 1d20
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>39660822Well, I'm fine with trading in Apple. We don't really use it against big honking enemies anyway, we wouldn't lose much.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>39660822Are we really okay with getting rid of Apple? I mean, I guess if we don't use it...
>>39660843Excuse me, typo, I meant to say "EXCEPT against big honking enemies". Whoops.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>39660822
>>39660853>>39660843>>39660940Guys, I'm running low on steam right now. Mind if we hold this over until next week, and start off at the fight? We can resolve the upgrade next week. And maybe by then, we can get a definite art image of it.Sounds good for everyone?
>>39661144Works for me. See you next time, then, Sagara. Thanks for running.
>>39661144See you then.
>>39661195>>39661164See y'all later. >QM Twitter (so you can bitch at me about how I'm a bland writer)@DJ_Sagara_TGCan one of y'all do me a favor and try archiving on suptg? On my end, it's taking forever.
>>39661220Someone got it, and or beat me to it.
>>39661240Oh okay, cool. It just looked like it was taking forever.ANyways, gnight y'all, thanks for sticking around!
Also, I dunno if anyone has a Nicovideo account, but I found a guy by the name of Pegassa that does stop-motion animation with Rider shit. And mixes it with LoveLive, something I'm not a huge fan of, but y'know what? It's Rider stop motion animation.http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm25667098