>Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Devil%20Summoner%20Task%20Force%20666%20Quest>Previous Session: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/45637841/>General Pastebin: pastebin.com/u/TaskForceKaz>Twitter: https://twitter.com/TaskForceKazYou are Adrian Brown, a twenty five year-old third-year medical student living an otherwise normal American life in search of employment. That was until you woke up inside a direct and demon-infested hospital with four other victims of short-term memory loss. Together, the five of you managed to somehow survive by negotiating with demons and defeating those that were not so amicable. And upon escaping, the all of you realized that it wasn’t as simple as that. Task Force 666 a multinational organization dedicated to combating hostile demons and those that would use them for ill intentions. And the hellhole you just went through? That was your ‘job interview’, one that you passed with flying colors. When properly offered employment as an agent among the ranks, you accepted without too much hesitation or second thoughts. Duty to humanity and whatnot. You are now a Devil Summoner in the service of the Task Force, and the de-facto leader of East Coast Operations Rookie Team Three. It is your duty to protect mankind from all threats involving the demonic, but how you choose to carry out your orders is entirely up to you. The choices you make shall not only affect those around you, but the fate of the entire world itself…
>Installing update 1.01…>Adding Cast/Character Biographies…>Implementing Quest XP System…>Fast-Tracking Demon Fusion App development program…>Updates may continue long into the night.>Have a nice day![6:21 PM Wednesday, June 24th 2015]>You are now level 16!>Choose a perk:>Nice Guy Rank 2: Demons recruited through negotiation start with an additional 15% Loyalty. >Orator’s Tongue: +10 to Social Checks made in non-combat situations. Useful for eliciting information, bribing an official, etc.>Penetrator: Pierce-type weapons do an additional 10% more damage, rounding to the closest whole number. >Razor Sharp: Slash-type weapons do an additional 10% more damage, rounding to the closest whole number. >Slugger: Bash-type weapons do an additional 10% damage, rounding to the closest whole number. “Hey, Master?”You pause momentarily through your deductions to take a brief look at your summoned demon. Pixie’s always been energetic befitting her nature, but even now, something’s…off. But not in a bad way, as far as you can tell. If anything, she’s a little more jittery than usual. >Something is happening to Pixie…(cont.)
“I…I want to protect you some more,” She says, smiling somewhat sadly. “There’s something that my kind can do to gain more power. And you’ll need it, considering how dangerous things are going get…but I’m going to change forever. Demon evolution. It’ll be a done deal, no going back, no refunds. I might not even be the same Pixie at the end of it all.“I won’t hold it against you if you want me to stay as I am…humans are inherently afraid of change, and I can still provide my services to you in this form. But…I suppose that there’s no point in beating around the bush. It is ultimately your choice whether or not you desire my change. Such has the way been for demons bound to Devil Summoners, and will continue to be for eternity…”>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]>“I think it’s best for you to stay as you are…” [Reject]>Custom option.
>>45747341>Razor Sharp: Slash-type weapons do an additional 10% more damage, rounding to the closest whole number. Now hear me out. We got Deadeye last time, but there will be times where melee will be unavoidable so I think its good to have a Melee skill as well. Like most SMT Protags.>>45747360>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]
>>45747341>>Razor Sharp: Slash-type weapons do an additional 10% more damage, rounding to the closest whole number.>>45747360>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]Oh boy, I'm ready for feels.And for the pixie fuckers.
>>45747360>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]
Woo, thread!>>45747341>Nice Guy Rank 2: Demons recruited through negotiation start with an additional 15% Loyalty.>>45747360>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]
>>45747360>Custom Option"Is this really what you want?"If she wants this, then fine. But I don't want to force her, she's been a loyal friend and ally.
>>45747341Oh, and >Nice Guy Rank 2: Demons recruited through negotiation start with an additional 15% Loyalty.
>>45747341>>Orator’s Tongue: +10 to Social Checks made in non-combat situations. Useful for eliciting information, bribing an official, etc.>>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]
>>45747341>>Razor Sharp: Slash-type weapons do an additional 10% more damage, rounding to the closest whole number.>>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]As long as she becomes Devil Summoner High Pixie, all is fine.
>>45747360>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]>Custom option.Pat pix's head for the last time>Nice Guy Rank 2: Demons recruited through negotiation start with an additional 15% Loyalty. this too>>45747451
>>45747341>>Orator’s Tongue: +10 to Social Checks made in non-combat situations. Useful for eliciting information, bribing an official, etc.>>45747360>“Pixie is Pixie, no matter what happens.” [Accept]
Oh hey, did we decide to do with the Kelpie or whatever it was? I'm starting to think it used to be human, given the blonde chick's reaction to it, what she was thinking of, and it's own thought process
>>45747548Not yet. We should interrogate it more before we decide but as of now I am leaning towards taking it out. Still killed and can keep kill civilians after all. And that's our job too.
>>45747590Hmm, if it WAS human at one point, I'd like to figure out how it changed. If not, where'd it get those memories from? It's clearly genuinely affected by them. Did it eat the girl and gain her memories, and did those take over? Did the girl sacrifice herself for revenge? Did she summon it? These are some big questions we need info on.
“Is this what you really want?”That wasn’t what she must’ve been expecting. At her startled look, you give her a smile of your own. “I’m no stranger when it comes to changes. I mean look at me: from medical school and late night study sessions to a cloak and dagger organization that has me going up against demons. I’m used to them, and I’m not particularly adverse to them in any way shape or form.”That seems to put some levity in her smile. “Yeah. We’ve come a long way from dimly lit and creepy hospital rooms, haven’t we? And who could forget getting chased by all sorts of nasties?”“That’s right. We have come a very long way in these last few months.” You chortle. “Now you said that you wanted to protect me, right? I’m not going to force you into making a decision. If this is what you really think is best, then I fully support you. Because no matter what happens, you’re still my Pixie at the end of the day.”That did it. Pixie scrunches her face up and tries to hold back the waterworks much like your siblings do whenever they’re either really sad or happy. Tries to, at any rate. Because she can’t hold her composure for more than three seconds before the floodgates open. “MAAASSSTTEEERRR!!!” She cries out, catching you with a sudden and very tight hug around the face. You laugh in spite of yourself, giving her a quick pat on the head before she eventually pries herself off of you. She sniffs once, twice, and grins determinedly in spite of the tears lingering in her eyes. “Okay, then! I'll do it! I’ll be the best new demon ever!” She declares, imperiously as her body begins to glow. “And we’re still gonna have lots of fun! The enemy’s gonna have to get through me before they can even think of hurting you!”(cont.)
>>45747777>NotKelpie is watching this with a harpoon in its neck.
>>45747777The sudden flash of white light instinctively makes you close your eyes and turn away. But it doesn’t take too long for the ambient light to drop back to tolerable levels. The most noticeable difference that you notice is that she’s gotten taller, at least a half-foot in height. You figure that she’d come up to at least your lower thigh as opposed to your shin. Her wings are sharper, and do a better job of catching the sunlight far over the horizon. And that was just leaving out the…kimono-thing she was wearing. You’re not sure what it is. Maybe you should ask Victoria for the finer details when she gets back. But you digress. Other than that…Pixie still looked the same. “I’m High Pixie of the Fairy Clan!” The demon introduces herself, in a dead-similar voice to that of her previous iteration. “It’s nice to meet you again, Master!”>“…why are you wearing a kimono?” (Tilt your head)>“Let’s get back to work.” (Nod and grin)
>>45747975>>“…why are you wearing a kimono?” (Tilt your head)>>Looks cute don't get me wrong
>>45747975>“Let’s get back to work.” (Nod and grin)
>>45747975>“Let’s get back to work.” (Nod and grin)SHE'S SO CUTE! AHHHH!Not as cute as best daughterfu, but who is?
>>45747975>>“…why are you wearing a kimono?” (Tilt your head)If we're lucky, she'll misunderstand and start stripping.
>>45748149>>45748271Yeah, isn't EVERYONE else there too? Imagine Victoria's reaction, imagine FRITZ' reaction! And the Not!Kelpie too. Also, lewd
>>45748149No anon, Pixie is for head pats, not lewds.
Thank YHVH you didn't use this design.It's atrocious!
>>45748489AHHH! ANON! WHY DIDN'T YOU SPOILER IT, MY POOR EYES!
>>45747994>>45748030>>45748034>>45748084>>45748149Delay because I had to double check the height of High Pixie on my copy of Persona 3 Portable and Raidou Kuzunoha 2. ATLUS can’t decide what height best demon is…“…why are you wearing a kimono?”You can’t help yourself. It is literally the first thing that comes out of your mouth, the instinctive question that you want answered. You HAVE to know why the hell a European demon of fairytale and folklore is wearing what you assume to be Japanese clothing. If it’s any comfort, High Pixie seems to be just as surprised as you are. She blinks momentarily before looking down, and starts patting the fabric with inquisitive hands. “What the hey? Where the heck did this come from?! There was supposed to be armor! A new haircut! What kind of sick joke is this?!”She shoots you an irritated look as you start laughing at your confusion. “Hey, you would be confused as well if your evolution didn’t go as planned! Like…oh gods, what happened? Is this the latest fashion trend among High Pixies?!”“Probably just a cosmic hiccup,” You reply. “But, at any rate…it’s nice to meet you again, Pixie. No, High Pixie. Thank you for changing for me. Now, let’s get back to work. We’re burning daylight here.”The Fairy sighs and slumps mid-air in resignation. “…just promise me that you’ll get me electric blue hair dye, okay?” “Yeah. I promise.”(cont.)
>>45748526Whoops. Wrong resolution.
>>45748526What is this, a picture for->>45748553Oh.In other news, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T GIVE HER THE DYE! Also, Not! Kelpie.
>>45748526Promise Status: Already Broken
>>45748526>>45748578>>45748601Hey we'll give a TINY bit of dye. So she can highlight it.
>>45748526With that, you promptly return your attention to the Each-Uisage. It stares at both human and demon with the same wide, red-eyed look as they approach it. It seems like it’s about to say something else before Murdock’s boat suddenly pulls up right beside you. “See, I told you he was going to be okay,” You overhear Victoria assuring a seemingly irate Brady. “Look, he said he had it under control, and look! He pulls a Captain Ahab and nets the White Whale!”“Spears, not nets. And it's not the best allegory to use since, y’know, the guy kind of DIED bringing his beastie down. And never bring up Herman Melville in my presence again. That man’s work is an insult to great literature.”“Brady, if there wasn’t any blood in the water, I’d kind of push you over the side.”“Argue about the classics later and start bringin’ your asses back to the present moment,” Fitz snaps. She seems to have gotten over her seasickness…slightly. “Like why the fuck haven’t you killed the damn thing, Sawbones! I mean…nice fuckin’ shooting and all, but…it’s still breathing! Were it up to me, that thing would've been chum for the sharks by now.">“Situation’s a little more complicated than we thought…” >“It talked to me. What the fuck am I supposed to do in response to that?”>“Just wanted to wait for you guys before I did the deed.”>Custom option.
>>45748693...Maybe. But ONLY a steak, agreed?>>45748715>“Situation’s a little more complicated than we thought…” I personally want to interrogate it about this>>45747548 and this>>45747670
>>45748715>>“Situation’s a little more complicated than we thought…”It gave out some information. I'll see and try if I can pull anything else out, then end it.
>>45748715>>“Situation’s a little more complicated than we thought…” >>Custom option.It made face noises! We might find out why it's here!
>>45748715>“Situation’s a little more complicated than we thought…”I think there is a method to this madness and maybe killing this thing might not make everything go away completely.
>>45748715>“Situation’s a little more complicated than we thought…” It's targets are sorority girls and Blondes. Someone did something to set it off. I wanna know what happened so we won't be back here 3 months from now dealing with another angry water demon. Also it talked. >>45748758yeah a streak, not all her hair.
>>45748758>SteakChie, please, stop posting get something to eat.
>>45748829>Steak>Not streakCURSE YOU BRAIN, WHY MUST YOU COMPLETE THESE WORDS BEFORE I ACTUALLY TYPE THEM OUT?!>>45748801Okay good. Cause that design sears my eyes.
>>45748861You don't like the Nipple Plate?
>>45748930It's not JUST the Nipple Plate, it's everything. The face looks like an old hag, the hair is stupid even though I usually LIKE that color, the entire outfit looks dumb where as normal Pixie looks cute, and even the WINGS look wrong! HOW DO YOU FUCK UP WINGS?! Oh, so this is what other people feel when ever I try to look cool.
>>45748998SMT designs are naturally either 'holy fuck that's cool' or 'oh god why is it like that' No middle ground
Is our HP going to get bullied for being a weeb?
>>45749062Eh, I agree, though Raph's fine, except for his hair.>>45749113Nah, she and Victoria are going to be weeb buddies now.
>>45749113Only because the other HP's except for Nagi's are jealous as fuck.
>>45749113I'll punch YHVH himself if someone disses best demon.
>>45749143Don't we do that anyway?Though at the rate we're going, we'll end up working for Him. How Light are we, anyway?
>>45749205Light isn't LawThing of Light as Good and Dark as Evil in loose terms.
>>45749205I don't think light = lawBaphomet is Dark Law
>>45749221>>45749205Like you can be Light-Chaos for instance.
>>45749205+2 light, but light isn't law. It's more of doing what you think is right, thought I haven't played SJ in a long time.
>>45748758>>45748767>>45748768>>45748791>>45748801You grimace. “It turns out that the situation’s a little more complicated than we thought.”“…Sawbones, I’m not a teleken-whatever,” She bluntly retorts. “Look, if you have something to say, then it’s probably best to say it before Victoria and Brady end up coming to blows about literature. Again.”“Fine, fine. Alright, listen up!” You raise your voice to draw Brady and Victoria’s attention away from each other and on towards you. “I don’t know how long this ice platform is going to last, so first, I’m going to pass on the harpoon gun and rope to you guys so I can get on the damn boat. Got it?”After making sure that they’ve got the rope pulled tight, you swiftly clamber back onto Murdock’s boat and take a hold of it yourself. “Now that that’s out of the way…it talked to me.”Brady grunts in surprise, but it’s Victoria who offers you a quizzical eyebrow. “Last time I checked, demons are capable of human speech. Most of them, at any rate. So this one must’ve said something to make you hold the coup de grace.”You mentally apologize on her mangling of the French phrase to all unseen French before replying, “That it did. Along with ‘Devil Summoner’ and ‘release’, which I take for it to mean ‘release me’, which I’m NOT going to do, and ‘threads of sunlight’ and ‘threads of shadow’.”“Boss, I don’t know what those mean, save for the fact that it’s a slightly more intelligent beast,” Brady argues. “That makes it more dangerous, right? Normally, it would keep on struggling instead of beggin’ for its life.”(cont.)
>>45749221>>45749230>>45749245>>45749298Really? I could have sworn that Light was YHVH's whole theme. Ah, but then again, it's Lucifer's too. Thanks Anons.>>45749322Somethings up. I don't like this one bit...
>>45749370YHVH is LAWLucifer is CHAOSLight and Dark are loosely good and bad respectively.Both YHVH and Lucifer are pretty Dark desu.
“It was trying to tell me something,” You insist. “Think about it. You didn’t see its head wave like crazy when it referred to ‘threads of shadow’. It was talking about hair, its own damn seaweed-looking hair. There's no other way I can explain it, from the desperation in its movements.“And – hey,” You cut yourself off when it looks like Victoria is about to offer you a rebuttal. “Lemme finish first, okay? Hear me out. We know for a fact that it’s only going after the people connected to Alyssa’s charity, right? The victims were either donors, or girls of Phi Alpha themselves. Of all the swimmers in the water this morning, it only went after those two girls.”“…you’ve got a point,” Fitz mutters. “And Barnes is connected to the sorority because of his daughter…”“Exactly. I'm not just going out on a limb, no pun intended. Now, back to the threads. I mean hair. It kept repeating ‘sunlight’ like nobody’s business, and it wasn’t talking about me. If we take threads to be an interchangeable word for hair, so hair that’s like sunlight…blondes. There’s someone back on land that we have to investigate. You haven’t met her yet, but only Phi Alpha girl who fits the description is...”>Alyssa>Emma>Madison
>>45749435>MadisonShe's the bitch queen, right?
>>45749435>>MadisonWasn't she the bitchy blonde?Pretty sure Alyssa was a red head
>>45749435>Nanako!>I mean Madison.
>>45749435Nana->>45749473Damn it, Anon!Whoever called us.
This should be our Queen Mab evolution for our Pixie.Cause we weren't blessed enough by getting Raidou Pixie.
>>45749603Now Anon, don't get greedy. PLEASE, KAZ, PLEASE!
>>45749603>Pixie takes off a mask when she's not fighting. >still same ole pixie just human sizeWorks>>45749656might be a bit too big. still cute tho.
>>45749603Cute.>>45749656Oh, something is happening to my Mara.
>>45749656K-kaz, this is a blue board! You can't show such lewd things here! What's next, Hand holding?! (Why was this the only source?)
>>45749453>>45749462>>45749468>>45749473Brady raises an eyebrow. “Another girl? Damn, Adrian, you really do get around-”“I’m being serious,” You snap, before reining your temper in. “I only met her this morning when I went to go give Alyssa some money for her charity. Again, strictly professional. And if I have to say that one more time, I’m going to punt my boot up your-”Victoria cuts you off, suddenly grabbing your arm with a frantic look in her eyes. “Wait, but that means if you donated, then…”…oh fuck. Shit. You donated as well. You’re just as much of a target as the rest of the girls are.“…we’ll worry about the state of my life later. Right now, we’ve got a demon water horse to interrogate. If it’s capable of talking, then it should be more than open to our own questions.”“Please tell me you’ll kill it afterwards.” Fitz bluntly interjects. “Even if we have to go investigate this Madison chick, we can’t let this thing go running around when we’re done.”“…we’ll see…and Victoria?”“Yeah?”“You can let go of my arm now.”It seems like she only realized that she was still holding onto your arm in a tight grip. Her cheeks flush red with embarrassment before she lets go, stepping back as fast as she can. “Oh, I’m so sorry-!”You wave off her apologies. It’s fine, it’s fine. Now…”At once, your attention goes straight towards the demon that lists motionlessly alongside the starboard hull of the boat. The only noise it makes as you approach it is a series of labored breaths.“THHHHHHRRRREEEEEEAAAADDDSSSSSS OOOOOFFFFF SUUUNNNLLLIIIGGGGHHHTTTTTT”>You may ask any three questions.
>>45749867>Which demon is best girl?
>>45749867>"Why did you specifically kill the people you killed?">"Do you have a master?">"What is your connection to Madison?"I think these are okay, but if people have better questions go for it.
>>45749867>>You may ask any three questions.Why is Pixie wearing a Kimono?
>>45749956>>45749968Brady goes first. “Why did you specifically kill the people you killed?”The Each-Uisage hisses, snorting water out of its nose and mouth before replying: “SSSCCENNNTT OF SUUUUNNLLLIIGGGGGHHHTT CLLIIINNGGGSSSSS...OONNNNLLYYYY RRAAAAAGGGGEEEEEE…”Your hands grip the rails hard enough to make the metal groan. Madison’s scent clung to them. Her fucking scent. That’s it? Seven people, including a thirteen-year old kid, died because they just happened to be near Madison?!Victoria is the one who’s first to get her temper under her control. “Do you have a master?”“RRRREEELLEEEAAASSSEEEEEE…FFFFFFRRRRREEEEEEEDDDDDOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM….” It groans, with eyes wide and pleading for mercy. You decide to take up the last question. “What’s your connection to Madison?”At the mention of the name, the monster’s eyes dilate. When it was ‘talking’ with you, its eyes were a clear brown. Now, they’ve turned into a bloodshot crimson, returning to those baleful, monstrous eyes. It starts to buck wildly, uncaring about the harpoon in its neck, thrashing, neighing, roaring, cursing. The four of you are knocked off of your feet from the violent impact, and you can hear Murdock up top swearing as he struggles to get the boat under control.“DEEEEEVVVVVOOOOUUURRRR SUUUUNNNLIIIIGGGGGHHTTTT REEENDDDD SUNNNLIIGGGGHHHHTTTT KKKKIIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLL SSSUUUUNNNNLLLLIIIIIGGGGHHHHTTT!!!!Suddenly, its form blurs. Like an error in reality, the horse-like body begins to glitch out, phasing and warping as the body begins to shape >You remember that the Each-Uisage can transform into a horse, pony, human, or LARGE BIRD.>Kill it.>Restrain it. [Dormia - Summon Napaea]>Custom.
>>45750298>Kill it.Can't let this thing kill again. We'll confront Madison.
>>45750298>>Kill it.Diplomacy has failed.
>>45750298>>Restrain it. [Dormia - Summon Napaea]See if we can't knock it into human form and take a pic.
>>45750298>>Restrain it. [Dormia - Summon Napaea]
>>45750298>Restrain itFucking meta knowledge.
I can tie break, but I need you three >>45750423>>45750379>>45750358to convince me why Adrian would keep this demon alive.
>>45750483it's rare ishIntelligentSomething is CLEARLY up with itHe can use it as leverage when looking into Madison. Because if this is a vengeful spirit it'll be back again in a few days unless we deal with the root cause.
>>45750483More InfoLeverage over MadisonMight come in handy in some unforeseen way in the futureVengeful spirit tend to give gift if there curse or whatever is broken
>>45750298>Restrain it [Dormia - Summon Napaea]Why the hell is it targeting Madison?! And I still suspect the girl on the phone!>>45750483Because it clearly knows more than it's able to communicate.
Wait a minute. it's saying it's free now, and it hates Madison...Did SHE summon it, lose control, and now it wants revenge?!
>>45750715If we are metagaming like most people are, I think she got some girl killed via drowning and now it went all vengeful spirit on her as a demon.
>>45750715Or she drowned someone by holding them in the water. Hence it's hate of her and desire for freedom.
>Kill it.>Restrain it.Vote closes five minutes after this message goes up.
>>45750819Don't need to samefag. You guys won.
>>45750833Huh? I figured we we're all just voting again?
>>45750763>>45750776>>45750792>>45750809Fitz is the first one to regain her balance, and she immediately starts shouting at you. “ADRIAN, I SWEAR TO JESUS-” “Don’t kill it!” You shout, desperately typing away at your COMP as fast as you can. Your years of texting one-handed pay off, as a startled Napaea suddenly phases into reality above the rocking boat. “We need it alive! If we lose it, we lose a large chance of leverage against Madison when we go confront her!”“Are you fucking insane?! WE’RE about to lose OUR lives if we don’t put this damn thing out of commission!” >Warning: Enemy demon has used a move registered in the database as [LUSTER CANDY]You jerk a thumb towards Napaea. “Which is why I summoned a demon with a sleeping spell! So if you don’t mind, I’ve made my expectations quite clear, and I need you to either help the others up, or make non-lethal attacks against the demon. Unless you’re about to go off on another wild tangent and ignore me completely.”It looks like she’s about to shout at you again, before cursing violently. “If we die, I’m going to fucking kill you, understand?!">Fitz disapproves -6You manage to balance yourself on the rocking boat and direct Napaea in the direction of the thrashing Each-Uisage. The harpoon in its neck is tethered to one end of the boat, which in hindsight, was probably not the smartest idea. But it’s the only thing preventing the demon from escaping. “Hit it with a Dormia spell! I need it alive!”“Understood, Master!” She cries. Her fingers trace a spiraling gesture in the air, creating a twister-like manifestation of magical energy. With a snap of her fingers, it races towards the rampaging demon. >Dormia has a 90% Chance to inflict Sleep>Roll 1d100
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>45751164
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>45751164
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>45751164That's why you don't metagame kids.
>Holy fuck those rolls. Anything lower than a 10 was going to fail, but good Lord, the RNGesus was really determined to make us clench our assholes.
>>45751206Man, if we're going to do this shit, we're going to do it right. Last thing we need is to kill it and then it pops back up again and more wary of us on top of that.>>45751303Did we succeed?
>>45751315It's best of three rolls. That 95 was key in saving your assess.
>>45751315>Man, if we're going to do this shit, we're going to do it right.I get that, but most of our decision was based on metagaming that this is a vengeful spirit case. Looking at it in character Adrian just endangered the lives of his team and possible civilians on a loose piece of evidence.
>>45751347You're welcome Kaz and other anons!
>>45751347I see. He got dubs too, that post was hot. >>45751199Good work, you get a sugar cube. Keep this up and you'll eventually earn your way to two sugar cubes.
>>45751364As far as Kaz has gone off, if the players can put it together, then Adrian has put it together. It worked like that with the hair thing too.If Kaz went out and told someone "Hey this is how the plot goes, it's really X/Y/Z." and then they spread that around, sure I'm with you.
>>45751347>Best of 3>DC 10....so you're saying we had a 0.1% chance of failure? Woah man, bring on the Sleep
>>45751417And of course, since it's /tg/ dice, two out of three rolls were under 10 and in the fail range. Thank god we do best of three.
>>45751364>>45751395I personally saw it as being really heavy-handed with the clues when it was getting too hard. I think I'll avoid doing that for future cases, but I had mercy since this was your first case. Think of it as a tutorial level of sorts. That, and I wanted to get this section of the arc finished as soon as possible so we can go confront the source of the problem.
>>45751472I just have to note since I was late to the party:Even if we didn't figure it out, you could still have someone else in the party get the hint(ie. threads of sunlight), which lets us fill in the rest of the blanks.
>>45751472Just be careful. /tg/ is notoriously horrible with puzzles and mysteries. Honestly, I'd be proud /tg/ managed to put this together at all.
>>45751511Seems manageable. Considering what MacKay's up to...>>45751525Good thing the plot has us eventually going away from puzzles and mysteries.
>>45751563I'll say it now: I'd be okay with an apocalypse scenario.And I'm going to ask everyone else if they'd be okay with it, so that there's zero confirmation whether there would actually BE an apocalypse.
>>45751563>Considering what MacKay's up to...Is he getting mind controlled by Mastema?
>>45751621Don't be a fool. Mastema would never stoop to mind control. He's too honest for something like that! And handsome. And smart.I am not Mastema
>>45751664Looking through random demons on the wiki.This thing is spooky.
>>45751175>>45751199>>45751206For a perilous moment, it looked like the spell wouldn’t take. The white light that is the Each-Uisage writhes and thrashes even wilder as the spell slowly envelops its body in a blue aura. Several forms and appearances flash out from the white light: a horse, a muscular man, a great winged albatross…But then, the spell finally grips the monster in an inescapable hold. It suddenly collapses onto the surface of the ocean, completely and utterly unconscious. It’s returned to its horse form, with the harpoon miraculously still embedded deep within the beast’s neck. And tethered to the boat? Somewhere, up there, someone is either smiling or laughing heartily at your expense. Probably both, considering your rotten luck. But you were almost certain that there was something else within the myriad images that flashed before you…>Roll 4d100 Perception. >Order is You, Brady, Fitz, Victoria
Rolled 59, 9, 72, 49 = 189 (4d100)>>45751737Time for spookies.
Rolled 48, 12, 21 = 81 (3d100)>>45751737nightmare time!
Rolled 74, 31, 69, 45 = 219 (4d100)>>45751737
Rolled 62, 25, 93, 81 = 261 (4d100)>>45751737
>>45751785>Fitz got 69ayyyyyy
>>45751757>>45751785>>45751798Since these are the rolls that count74, 31, 93, 81Brady dropped the ball
>>45751757>>45751785>>45751798So if its best out of 3 it would end up being.>74, 31, 93, 81geez Brady open your fucking eyes
>>45751820OhMy.jpg>>45751853>>45751866Thanks for counting. Writing now...
>74, 31, 93, 81It was only for the briefest of moments, but you definitely saw it. Or rather, her. Out of the many forms the Each-Uisage flashed before your eyes, you’re sure that one of them was that of a young girl, scared and terrified beyond acceptable standards. Dilated eyes, mouth drawn back in a silent scream and hands reaching out, begging, grasping in futile attempts for someone to free her from the myriad forms she was trapped in. But just before you were able to get too many details, it had reverted back into its equestrian form. You hear someone collapse to the ground. Fitz cradles her head in her hands, shaking violently. “I can hear her screaming,” She whispers. “Her voice is in my head, screaming over and over again, Helpmehelpmehelpmehelpme-”Victoria manages to snap out of her stupor, and casts her eyes towards you with an unspoken question. You nod shakily as you confirm that yes, you in fact did see the girl that flashed before your eyes. “What the fucking hell?” Brady moves towards Fitz, hesitating only slightly before squatting down to check on her. “Jesus Christ, what happened?!”Victoria looks at him as if he’d grown an extra head. “What do you mean you didn’t see it?!” She demands, hands clenching at the air by her hips. “I saw it, they saw it, how come you didn’t see it?! The girl in the demon?”He hesitates before tossing his hands up in the air. “All I saw was the bird, and that’s it! If you saw a girl in there, I’ll believe you, but don’t go shouting at me-”(cont.)
>>45752550They continue to argue as you try to puzzle out what you just saw. A girl? Trapped within the demon? The other shapes looked demonic enough; even the man form had an unearthly demeanor about it for the brief duration you saw it. Not for the girl. Definitely not her. Pure terror, and nothing less than that. What was that doing in the demon?But the question still remains: how did it all tie back to Madison? You shout for Murdock to get you back to shore as soon as possible. Whatever Fitz got hit with, it doesn't seem to be wearing off, and you've got two folks in the quarters that are in desperate need of medical attention. Within a few minutes, the mysterious man sets the boat as fast as he can back towards land, boat engine failure be damned. He shouts that you'll be back there within the half hour. >Choose two:>Call Alger, inform him of this latest update.>Call Alyssa, ask for Madison's location.>Call MacKay, ask for a status report.
>>45752631>>Call Alger, inform him of this latest update.>>Call Alyssa, ask for Madison's location.
>>45752631>Call Alger, inform him of this latest update.>Call Alyssa, ask for Madison's location.
>>45752631>>Call Alger, inform him of this latest update.>>Call MacKay, ask for a status report.
>>45752631>>Call Alger, inform him of this latest update.>Call MacKay, ask for a status report.
>>45752631>Call Alger, inform him of this latest update.>Call MacKay, ask for a status report.
>>45752657>>45752675>>45752699>>45752731>Call Alger.“Talk to me,” He drawls. “You’re interrupting my dinner.”“So what do you know about girls inside of demons?”You hear him choke on something and the sound of the phone hitting the ground. A series of thuds and wheezing briefly dominates the headset sound before you hear him pick the phone up. “Brown, what the ever-living fuck are you talking about-”“So you know the Kelpie we were pursuing? Yeah, it isn’t a kelpie…”>You briefly give Alger a run-down of what you’ve experienced. You can almost see him shaking his head and rubbing his temple. “You are either the bravest or dumbest rookie I’ve had the misfortune of having under my wing, Brown. Your actions are writing checks that we can’t afford to spend…I kid, I kid, but seriously. What you just did put you and your team in danger. Explain yourself.”“I couldn’t kill it without knowing the full truth of why this happened,” You explain. “I’m almost a doctor. You have to understand why the illness happened, not just slap a band aid on it and hope for the best.”“Don’t get smart on me, boy…look. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice knowing everything to do your job. Some of us don’t have time to play detective. More often than not, we’re just exterminators; we do what we have to do, don’t ask too many questions, and leave in the hopes of never coming back. But what the fuck is it with you and getting yourself into deeper piles of shit?”“What can I say?” You dryly retort, checking to make sure that the demon is still firmly strapped to the deck of the boat as tight as you can possibly get it. Napaea and Tagata Manu alternate using sleep spells to keep it under. “When I’m up shit creek without the paddle, God sends a hurricane. So what the fuck are we supposed to do?”(cont.)
“Hang up and do your damned duty. You’re nowhere near the point where I have to personally intervene. Matter of fact, it seems that you’re closing in on the suspect. Good job, too. Fastest I’ve ever seen someone make progress in a case like this. Now get back to work and leave me in peace. I’ll know when the shit gets too much for you to handle, understand?”“Yes, sir.”>Call MacKayHe picks up almost immediately, and doesn’t even wait for pleasantries to be exchanged before inquiring for an update on your part. After a brief exposition, he makes a noise of approval. “I’m not mad that you decided to go on without me,” He calmly explains. “As a matter of fact, I’m lauding your quick decision-making. You managed to save two souls with your quick response.”“Thanks. So what’s been going on at your end?”“I finished tracking down all of the victims, or at least as many as I could find. And I can confirm that they have all donated to the charity. There’s the solid proof you’re looking for, and that definite connection to the case. The demon is without a doubt connected to the sorority and this…Madison girl of which you speak.”“Yep. Anything else you want to say before I hang up? We’re almost at the dock.”“I made a new friend in the process of investigating the victims, one who’s proved to be very adept at pointing out hidden things. I have no doubts that our investigation into the sorority will continue to prove beneficial. Shall I meet you at the dock?”“Yeah. You do that. Time to get the party back together.”>Pick a character. >Alyssa>[???]>Madison
>>45753171>>AlyssaLess meta as possible
>>45753171>???Fuck you captcha I got all the storefronts
>>45753171>[???]>>45753201You're pretty obsessed with the meta.
>>45753191>>45753201>These were the most voted at the time of this writing. “…and you still haven’t found my cell phone yet?”“Sorry, Ally. It isn’t showing up.”“Great…did you check behind the cabinet?”“To the point where my allergies started acting up.”“Oh…sorry about that. But still no luck.”“Thanks for looking, Laura. I really appreciate it.”“No problem. I’ll keep poking around the house. It is ringing, so not all is lost.”“Thanks. I’m using the hospital phone, so don’t call this number back.”“Will do. Catch ya later.”“Yep. See you in a bit.”“…”“…oh goddammit. From this to that…”“…”“…okay there. I should have enough for a soda…”“…”“Oh, I’m sorry! I didn’t mean to bump into you, miss nurse…”“The error is mine. I’m afraid I’ve had my nose too deep into this chart to see where I was going.”“No, it’s mine…I’ve just been under a lot of stress recently…”“May I recommend lying down? It does wonders for the brain.”“Can’t though. I’ve got friends that need me.”“The two girls upstairs, yes? Phi Alpha sorority…you’re quite the friend to be staying with them.”“It’s what any decent person would do.”“It’s far more than decent when you stay to the point where I’ve had my colleges complaining about you.”“...I'm sorry..."(cont.)
>>45753471“Oh, don’t like that, sweetie. You’re doing a service by staying near your friends. Now, why don’t I get you some hot chocolate? You’ve been here for the longest time now.”“You don’t have to-”“Nonsense! I may not have a license, but I have yet to find a strain of fatigue that can’t be alleviated by some good-old fashioned brew.”“…thank you, miss.”“Oh, dear, you make me feel older than I actually am! See this name tag here? As far as I’m concerned, every soul in this hospital is my friend. And I don’t have friends calling me by my formal titles.”“…well, I’m Alyssa. It’s…nice to meet you…wow, this is the second time I’m making friends with someone that’s in the medical community.”“Small world, isn’t it? I’m sure this other fellow is quite the saint. At least, that’s what I’m hoping. You can’t trust most people these days. “No! Well…I mean, he’s so kind, selfless and…he listens…”“Sounds like quite the charmer. Don’t believe the TV. Attractive orderlies and doctors don’t appear within three beeps of the cardiogram. Still, it’s nice to find another caring individual unaffected by the cynicism of the industry.”“Yeah…I guess…” “Oh, but I do like to ramble. Well, you can just call me Lucy, okay, dear? Every time I hear Miss Cypher, it makes me feel older than I normally am. And no woman likes to be reminded of her age, regardless of how many birthdays have come and gone!”
>>45753549...son of a bitch.
>>45753549How many fucking times do I need to tell you lucifer, GET BETTER COVER NAMES
>>45753587Like you're any better, B. Z. Bub.
>>45753587>>45753611This is probably rule rule 70Do not listen, make eye contact or acknowledge the existence of anyone namedI. Lucy CypherII. Luis CypherIII. Louise FerrIV. B. Z. Buband other variations of these names
>>45753549BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!“Okay…Lucy?”“There, see? Now we’re already off to a good start! Now, I’ve got a break room downstairs. Bit of a walk, I know, but I blame the guy upstairs for putting the room down there, and us up here, and maintenance hasn't fixed the non-patient elevator yet.”“Oh, no I don’t mind walking.”“Glad to hear it! Mind the steps, though. It’s almost like a slippery slope. But I think we have better ways to break the ice between us, now that we’re friends! So why don’t you tell me about this strapping young individual that you’re oh-so-smitten by…”
>>45753681>175 KB, 500x666>666Deepest LoreSeriously though Lucy why are you here? Everything about this doesn't seem like the kind of thing the King of Hell would take interest in.
>>45753719>Implying that the King of Hell has ever been subtle in her interests. >Implying that this one is actually the King of HellAnd that looks like it's gonna be it for today. I think I'll set up a schedule of some sort so that I won't have erratic updates. Probably bi-weekly sessions, so probably one next one on Thursday or Friday evening. That's what I'm probably going to do from here on out, as well as trying to shorten my writing time as fast as I can.
>>45753832Thanks for the run.>as well as trying to shorten my writing time as fast as I can.Be sure not to skimp out at proofreading.
>>45753848Yep. I'll be sure to do that. ===================Gonna archive it in a few minutes. Follow me on Twitter for session times and other TF666-related stuff: https://twitter.com/TaskForceKazDon't forget to vote for the previous threads on suptg: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Devil%20Summoner%20Task%20Force%20666%20QuestHope y'all have a good night/morning/day/afternoon wherever you based anons are.
>>45754124I wish to procreate with High Pixie