By morning, Sophia has awoken, and is able to eat and drink. However, her gaze is distant, and she refuses to communicate beyond a simple nod or smile.The City of Neige is in the process of reform, with pockets of resistance still sprouting, only to be quashed by your Hellraisers. Marigold takes great pride in removing the head of every rebel leader, to the point that she becomes known among the Hielonites as the Lady of Pain.Duncan and Kyle are hard at work gathering information on the city, and the surrounding lands. They know of several dozen forces still holding out against the new regime, but none of them are organized enough to incorporate the others, and nearly all of them are plagued by rivalry and self interest. Duncan believes it will take little more than a unit of minions and a pair of Hellraisers to obliterate each one.Legion has absorbed a plethora of souls, which has made him even more formidable. This new strength makes him feared among friend and foe, but his loyalty is ever unwavering.Shen grows restless. His feet itch, and though he takes orders well enough, it's hard to ignore his propensity for bending the rules or causing trouble in order to have a little fun for himself.Caitlyn and Gilbert are eager to return to work, but are making due studying the rituals and magic of the Hielonite mages, and Caitlyn is especially fond of helping to introduce the mages you have recruited from the colleges into the military. As you wake this morning, throat parched and stomach slightly ill from the stress, you think on what to do first on this grey, dull day.>Visit Sophia>Check on the troops>Train>Try to call Vanessa>Sleep in>OtherPrevious thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/46564172/Twitter:@BBEG_Questman
>>46589164>>Visit SophiaThen>>Try to call Vanessa
>>46589381You rise and don your armor, noticing that the chill of the north makes it less than pleasant to wrap yourself in steel. After dressing, you exit your makeshift chambers at the top of the library's astronomy tower, and spot a minion waiting for you just outside the door. He holds a tray with hot coffee, and a slice of toast in one hand, and in the other he holds a notepad, covered in what looks to be Duncan's handwriting at a glance. You take the toast and coffee and begin absentmindedly eating as you walk."My dark lord, some news. Another group of radicals was put down last night by Lady Marigold. That makes four this week. There were seven hostile casualties, but no citizens were harmed. Also, Shen has been brawling in the streets again. He hasn't seriously injured anyone, but his escorts are having a harder and harder time convincing him to stop at bruises and bloody noses. Thirdly, a messenger was spotted riding north from our homeland. We expect to receive him before noon. And of course, the search for Lady Caela is ongoing, but we have found no leads. Even Duncan is beginning to show signs of fatigue from the stress.">"Very good. Now leave me.">"I want her found, at any cost.">"Call it off. She's far gone by now.">Other
>>46589588>>"I want her found, at any cost."
>>46589621The minion bows, and scurries off to perform his other duties, whatever they might be. You arrive at Sophia's door shortly, and enter without knocking, because knocking is for chumps and maids and you are neither.Inside, the room is quiet, holding only a bed, and a chair for a guest to sit in during visits. The window shades are drawn allowing white sunlight to enter and illuminate the room, though dimly thanks to the clouds overhead. Sophia lays beneath a pile of furs, eyes shut and hair pouring freely over her down pillow. At each corner of the room, a Hellraiser stands guard, unflinching, even in your presence. They each carry a spear, and have been ordered to kill any unknown intruder on sight, though as of yet none have attempted anything.You approach Sophia's bed, and peer down at her. She appears to be asleep, but her breathing is off.>Wake her>Sit beside her>Speak to the guards>Other
>>46589717>Sit beside herthen>speak to her
>>46589717>>Speak to the guardsThen sit beside her
How about we let shen fight legion and if he wins, he will have earned a rematch. Of Course after the matter with caela is setteld.Or we let shen go with marigold.>>46589164Just wanted to tell you, that I enjoy this quest a lot. Have read all threads this week and am looking forward to more! Please don't abandon the quest. Every quest I liked died after 3-4 thread when I started lurking.
>>46589717>Sit beside her>Stay silent
>>46589717>>Sit beside her
>>46589842You take the chair beside the bed and try to get comfortable despite the understuffed cushion, the rickety frame, and the slight smell of old people.You lean back and look for something to occupy your mind. You try counting dust motes, and watching an ant on the ground try to roll a breadcrumb to it's nest. Thanks to the coffee, you can't even nap. This silence is not helped be the rather professional and well disciplined nature of the Hellraisers, who don't so much as gossip on duty. After two hours, you finally hear Sophia stirring."I was hoping you'd get bored, but it seems you're here to stay. Is running such a vast land really so dull that you'd rather sit with a sick woman and contemplate your navel?">"Absolutely.">"The others are well equipped to handle things. I felt the need to speak to you.">"I can go where I please, and being here pleases me.">Other
>>46590048>>"I can go where I please, and being here with you pleases me."
>>46590048>"Absolutely."Also wanted to be the first to ask you what happened.
>>46590109You speak without looking at her, but you can sense her grin. It's just one of those traits people have, like Vanessa's constant curious eyes or Kyle's inability to stop flexing his fingers in a pinching motion when he passes by a round ass."I'm sorry to have caused you all this trouble. I'll be back to work as soon as I can be, so you don't have to worry. There's nothing more I want than to be out of this bed and back in my armor.">"That's good to hear.">"That's not what I'm concerned about.">"Enough stalling. Tell me what happened.">Other
>>46590048>>"I can go where I please, and being here pleases me."
>>46590242>"That's good to hear.">"But..">"That's not what I'm concerned about."Sod me and my habit of forgetting to press the update button.
>>46590242>"That's not what I'm concerned about."BEG is a softy
>>46590242>>"That's not what I'm concerned about."
>>46590282We are the softest pillowOnly the fluffiest of stygian phoenix feathers will do.
>>46590279Just auto-update man
>>46590242>"That's not what I'm concerned about. Tell me what happened with you and your shield-sister."
>>46590242>Other>Ask the Hellraisers to stay on guard at the door.>close the door.>"That's good to hear.">Takes of helmet revealing our real face to her.>"But that's not what I'm concerned about."
>>46590242>"Enough stalling. Tell me what happened."
>>46590300You let Sophia know that her work isn't the thing that worries you. You hear her shift in the bed, and look over to see that she has turned her head away and covered it with some of the blankets."I'm surprised to hear that. I really am. You always strike me as so professional, and dedicated to your work." You wait for her to pop her head back out, at which point she seems to move on from the subject."Before you ask, I want to tell you the truth. Caela did attack me. I can't say why, but it was reason enough for her to throw away decades of sisterhood and friendship. I don't blame her, in a sense, but I'll tell you now that we have nothing between us now. I won't like it, in fact it will tear me up inside, but if it comes to it, I can fight her next time. Just this once, I had to accept her anger. It was the least I could do for her.">"I won't accept my staff throwing themselves on spikes for anyone but me.">"I hope it was worth it. She's gone now, and there's no trace of her.">"None of this melodrama, tell me what happened this instant.">"I won't make you do that.">"I won't make you do that, and I won't make you fight again.">Other
>>46590382Oh fugwe underhelmet mask now? ._.
>>46590382I'd allow this, just know that it bears consequences
>>46590424>>"None of this melodrama, tell me what happened this instant."
>>46590424>"I won't make you do that. Unless you want to."
>>46590424Supporting:>>46590474>"I won't make you do that. Unless you want to."We should only take out helmet off if she asks us to. And circumstances allow for it. Otherwise, helmet stays ON.
>>46590460Only if anons agreed with it. Hope we aren't too ugly without the helmet. >mfw our true face is of a real DILF
>>46590424>"I hope it was worth it. She's gone now, and there's no trace of her."She dun'goofed>>46590507Now I'm actually curious about what we look like, but we need to leave the unhelmeting for a dramatically appropriate moment>inb4 we're some eldritch horror>inb4 we're a futa
>>46590424>>"I won't make you do that, and I won't make you fight again."
>>46589588>"I want her found, at any cost."Can we also do something with Shen, so he cools of a bit?
>>46590589We could just blow off some steam with him. Or look for some other martial artist to be his rival.I still think we should just sucker punsh him nothing about this bull crap of honourable challenge.
>>46590474"It's not that I want to. But I get the sense I may have to. People don't normally just walk out of your life to never be seen again. Somehow, it's like the universe demands that you settle things. Like it wants to have some sort of closure on all the little loose ends you come across during your journey. Does that make sense?">"No, but you've got some painkillers coursing through you.">"I don't know. Most of the people I know are immortal, or close, so it's hard to forget them.">"I think so.">Other
>>46590658>"I think so, but you've got some painkillers coursing through you.">"Most of the people I know are immortal, or close, so it's hard to forget them."
>>46590658That's a cute drawing man. I'm saving all of your drawings and perhaps I'll dump them all, in order, in the last thread of this quest
>>46590706DO ITDOOOO IEEET
>>46590658Unrelated question, but how old is Vanessa again?
>>46590658>>"I don't know. Most of the people I know are immortal, or close, so it's hard to forget them."
>>46590745I voted for Comedy/Superpowers/I'dhavetoreadit
>>46590735I think the QM said that she's 22 and Sophia's 31 because I implied Sophia was the same age as Vanessa, implying she had daddy issues
>>46590745WHERE IS THE BUTTON FOR FUTURE SPESS DICTATOR QUEST?
>>46590658>OtherYes.>Remember ourself's of the good times with our best bro Ray.>Remember about your rival which you killed.>Then remember of his apprentice and realize you will one day have to confront with him/her.>remember of all those heroes, that used to attacked us, because we killed they're relatives and that killing you was a way for then to close this wounds.>Then tell her: - But sometimes you can forge your on path without the universe help. So instead of waiting for something to happend we should find her so you two can solve this once and for all.
>>46590777YOU MEAN SUPERHERO COMEDY SITCOM DICTATOR QUEST
Again, I ask that all votes, and only votes, be linked to the prompts just to make things easier to count. As of now, it seems like >>46590693 is gonna make it by way of tie.Actually, would you guys rather I roll for ties?
>>46590877Roll it because anons would samefag to get their option chosen.
>>46590658That's a cute picture buddy, have another one. I poured my heart and soul into this, you know.
>>46590877>Actually, would you guys rather I roll for ties?Yeah, sure.>>46590929Was Vanessa tutored by Oliver Age 24?
>>46590929Dude, I'm flattered all the same
>>46590929My heart...it melted.
>>46590693"That must be strange. Most people I know had to face their mortality before they were old enough to vote for their senators. That's not even counting the ones who had to come to terms in the five minutes between being gutted by an enemy and bleeding out on the ground. I suppose it would be nice to keep my looks a while though. I dread being an old, shriveled prune struggling to raise her shield above her waistline."You sense true doom in Sophia's tone. You suppose to someone who hasn't even seen an Aeon Worm eat a burning star, or felt the hot wind of the ninth pit caress their face as they sail the sea of traitors, a life like yours must seem semi-eternal. You haven't had to worry about ageing in so long, you don't even remember how old you really are. You remember fearing death though. The sleepless nights. The fear induced vomit. The sense of longing. The certainty of finality after every deep cut and hard blow.>"Death comes for us all. It just takes longer for some.">"Long life is only good if you use it well.">"Sophia, have you ever seen my face?">Other
>>46591138>>"Long life is only good if you use it well."But>>"Sophia, have you ever seen my face?"
>>46591138>>"Long life is only good if you use it well.">>"Sophia, have you ever seen my face?"pic related
>>46591138>>"Long life is only good if you use it well.">>"Sophia, have you ever seen my face?"
>>46591138>"Long life is only good if you use it well.">"Sophia, have you ever seen my face?"Please let this not spook the waifu.
>>46591138>"Death comes for us all. It just takes longer for some."DON'T SHOW THE FACE. It's not dramatically appropriate yet! We can only disappoint in this scenario!
>>46591230Fingers crossed, anonFingers crossed
QM, this makes me wonder...Sophia doesn't know what we look like... but we fucked her, right?Did we have sex wtih our helmet on? Did we play beach volleyball with our helmet on? That's not a joke, that's actually something that happened?Does Vanessa even know what we look like? What about our ex-wife and Ray?
>>46591138>"Long life is only good if you use it well.">"Sophia, have you ever seen my face?"Might as well show her now and get it over with...
>>46591308Vanessa and wifey probably know what our face is.Yes, we played volleyball with our helmet on.Yes, we had sex with our helmet on.We have different helmets for different occasions.
>>46591308Yes to all your questions anon.
>>46591314You ask Sophia if she's ever actually seen your face, without the helmet on. She responds in the negative, and you stand, asking the Hellraisers to step out. They do so without question, filing out neatly and orderly. When they shut the door, you turn back to Sophia, watching her nervous, excited eyes trace over you.You tell her the story. Of how when Vanessa was only a toddler, she was hit by a stray knife meant for you, but that you knocked out of your ex-wife's hand. It flew and nicked her cheek, and she took it to mean she was unwanted, hated even. She fled, through the back door and under the fence. You chased her at top speed, but her size afforded her the means to use routes you were unable to. You did your best, but eventually you lost her. You searched high and low, tearing through the town from the playground to the library in hopes of finding her. Eventually, someone point you the shore of the Sea of Torment, a place dangerous even for the pit fiends who dwell there. You followed her trail, until finally you found her. She was seated on the edge of a brimstone cliff, watching the magma waves ebb and flow far below. Out of instinct and joy, you shouted her name. It startled her, and sent her careening over the edge. She screamed, and you leapt after her.It was too late to stop her from hitting the fire. All you could do was protect her. You banished your armor, and dove after her. She was rendered unconscious by the fear and altitude drop, but you held on long enough to grab hold of her, cradle her against your chest, and summon your armor back. It was resistant to heat and flames, so it would protect her so long as she was inside it with you. But the last thing to appear, as always it has been was your helmet. You felt the flames sear your scalp and char your every orifice, but the helmet did come, and when it did, you passed out. cont
>>46591606You floated together for a long time. All the while, submerged in a flood of boiling stone, you had Vanessa pressed tightly against your bare chest by the armor. She couldn't so much as move. You did your best comfort her. You spoke to her, sang to her, even told her stories about your life. She cried often, usually until she fell asleep. But through it all, you did what you could to make her feel better. When at last you were dredged up, she was nearly starved, and your helm was fused to your skin. Vanessa's mother was so angry, she couldn't even speak to you. It was the final nail in your marriage, and the next day you filed for separation.That is the origin of many things. Vanessa's devotion, your visage, and your unending hostility with your wife. When you look back to Sophia, her eyes are filled with a mixture of sadness, and understanding. She says nothing, only waits for you to continue.>"I can take it off for you. If you like. I've been able to for a long time. I was always just...afraid.">"The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on.">"Well? bored to tears are you?">Other
>>46591722>The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on."Shit son, I think we really deserve a #1 dad award.So the April Fool's adventure was something she dreamt up while she was asleep inside our armor?
>>46591722Oh shit, we're skullface aren't we.>"The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on."
>>46591722>>"The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on."
>>46591722>"The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on."
>>46591722>"The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on.">"I can take it off for you. If you like. I've been able to for a long time. I was always just...afraid."BEG you are the best..
>>46591722>"The helmet reminds me of that day. So I keep it on. But I can take it off for you. If you like. I've been able to for a long time. I was always just...afraid."
>>46591774Sophia nods."I understand. I had no idea it was symbolic. It thought you just wanted to seem intimidating. Knowing that it's the result of your love for Vanessa is-" she stops here, a smile fading to a fearful gaze, turned toward the window. You look out, and see a few birds settled on the building across from you. "I want you to know something. The reason Caela attacked me.">"You don't have to tell me. You must have kept it hidden for a reason.">"Go on.">Other
>>46591722>>"I can take it off for you. If you like. I've been able to for a long time. I was always just...afraid."
>>46591722Why is the wife angry with us?Sry but I don't understand. Bitch tried to stab us.
>>46591892>"You don't have to tell me. You must have kept it hidden for a reason."
>>46591892>"Go on.">>46591930Bitches be cray, it's that simple.
>>46591930>Why is the wife angry with us?Why are women angry at men?We just don't know.Apparently, neither do they.
>>46591930Long story short, she just blames you for everything that went wrong, including the fight that lead to the incident, and knocking the knife away thus scaring Vanessa off in the first place. Just a classic case of "I only did that because you did this"
>>46591930She's problably jeaulous of our relashionship with our daugther. Vanessa said, at the time she was taken by our ex-wife, that she didn't liked to stay with her mother.But she could just habor some uncoucious hate because of our ex-wife attacking and figthing us.
>>46591979So basicaly, she behaved as a spoiled girl since we didn't subdued to her will. Wasn't she a torturer/corrupter on her old job?
>>46592039>Wasn't she a torturer/corrupter on her old job?Impossible. That would make her best girl, not worst girl.
>>46592084We are not /d/.
>>46592183Do I get to say I called it?
>>46592258Eh, sure. Why the fuck not.
>>46591926Sophia takes a breath to clear her mind, and continues."I should have told you before, but I honestly wasn't sure what to do about it. Caela and I had been arguing for a while. She was convinced you were going to be the death of the people you came to rule over. But I saw the hope you could represent for them. I tried to convince her that the two of us, she and I, could do more good as your advisors than as common soldiers. But she refused. She wanted the warring to end, as if war could ever truly end. It's in human nature to fight. I know that much. And when I told her..." she pauses here, gazing back at your face, and struggling to keep her eyes there. "When I told her...I..."You ask her to take her time, and she thanks you. After a minute, she seems to gather herself again."When I told her I might be...carrying your child, she couldn't handle it. She attacked me. I didn't fight back, and she ran. I tried to find help, but I had lost a lot of blood, and... and well you know the rest."Sophia turns her face down to the blankets, as if trying to hide her face.>"I see. Well, no sense crying over spilled milk.">"She was angered so much by that simple possibility?">"She's gone mad. She's too dangerous to let run free, I see that now.">Other
>>46592315>>"She was angered so much by that simple possibility?"What is she a child?
>>46592084>Esdeath>best girlYou have shit taste anon.
>>46592315CALLED IT, SHE MURDERED THE possible YOUNGLING>"She's gone mad. She's too dangerous to let run free, I see that now."
>>46592315>>"She was angered so much by that simple possibility?"
>>46592315>Other>Trade mark silence>Ask Sophia with a monetoned voice.>You are with my child?>Realize Caela just tried to kill our second child.>If Sophia says yes, release all your rage to shake the very fabric of time.>Hunt Caela down
>>46592315>"I see. She was angered so much by that simple possibility?"
>>46592315>>46592350+1Also, how do we enact our fitting revenge?Do we tear out her uterus to inflict the same pain she inflicted on Sofia?
>>46592315>"She was angered so much by that simple possibility?"
>>46592486I just woke up so this option might not be the best. No, we impregent her and turn the child against her and her people. Shes tied up in the highest tower, forced to watch her 'blood' rip apart the very people she thought to protect infront of her...then when we finally burn the city or the kid does, She'll be the last to cook alive, hearing the screams as she is.
>>46592534That's way too evil. I like it.
>>46592350"I think that might just have been the last straw. She probably didn't want to suffer the child of someone she saw as an enemy to live. It makes no difference now. What's done is done."Despite her words, you can see the regret on Sophia's face. She might pretend to be neutral, but who could truly be unaffected by such an event.>"I will find Caela. You should rest.">"If she turns up, I'll deal with her.">"I'm sorry, Sophia. This can't be easy for you to think about.">Other
>>46592638>"I will find Caela. You should rest."We will look for her. We will find her. And we will kill her.
>>46592638>"I'm sorry, Sophia. This can't be easy for you to think about.">Other "Would you really wanted it the child I mean in all honesty?">>46592582>>46592590I know, wasn't my best work, I just got up as I said. I'll think more on it soon and have a better one.
>>46592638>>"I will find Caela. You should rest."
>>46592638>"I'm sorry, Sophia. This can't be easy for you to think about.">"You should rest."
>>46592638>"I will find Caela. You should rest."
>>46592638>"I'm sorry, Sophia. This can't be easy for you to think about.">"I will find Caela. You should rest."
>>46592741You tell Sophia to put it out of her mind for now, and focus on recovering. She seems to appreciate the sentiment. At that moment there is a ruckus outside. You tell Sophia to try and sleep, and head toward the door to see what's going on. As you open is and peer into the hall, you see the Hellraisers holding one of the minions against the far wall, telling him to keep quiet for the sake of Sophia and your conversation. Upon seeing you, the minion cries out for help."My dark lord! Agh! Please, I have urgent news from the fortress!">"Release him.">"That may be, but I won't tolerate poor manners.">"Then speak quickly.">Other
>>46592863>"Release him.">Speak quickly.
>>46592863>"Release him.">"Speak citizen."
>>46592863>>"Release him.">>"That may be, but I won't tolerate poor manners.">>"Then speak quickly."
>>46592913The Hellraisers let him go, sending him fumbling to the ground. After recovering and dusting himself off, he belts out his message."My dark lord, the fortress was infiltrated during your campaign! A few of us were hurt, but none killed so far as we know. They took some of our gold, maybe four pounds, but more important they found their way into your office and took not just your favorite desk toy, but the sword that once belonged to the Paladin Cruz."Cruz, you old rival, the man who tried to kill you thrice, and the former tenant of the body that now houses Legion, your loyal thrall. The sword he brought during your last battle was strange, made from steel using techniques of a far and distant land. You yourself did not take the time to master its use, but you knew that if he thought it might serve to kill you, it must be worth keeping. Still, a few fistfuls of gold and a sword are hardly worth disturbing your peace for.>"Thank you, you may report to the captain on duty.">"You would bring trouble to the sick here, including Lady Sophia, for something so trivial!?">"Take a message back, that I have received you.">Other
>>46593091>"Thank you, you may report to the captain on duty.">"Take a message back, that I have received you."
>>46593091>"Thank you, you may report to the captain on duty. Do you have the discription os this invaders? Also you must be tired, eat and drink something, you did your job well."
>>46593091>"Thank you, you may report to the captain on duty."
>>46593091>>"Take a message back, that I have received you."
>>46593091Voting this >>46593189>Other lets go look ourselves, Because this smells like somebody is plotting an assassination attempt.
>>46593189"I was not witness to them personally, but some describe them as an imp with a sword, a blonde witch, and a woman of the east, like Shen. She even fought like him. That's all I can say with any honesty." You tell the minion to report in, then rest before heading back. He bows, and scampers off. The Hellraisers look to you, concerned. If even one of them had remained, things might have been different, but to dwell on that now is meaningless.>"Send someone back to check on things.">"Teleport home alone.">Other
>>46593346>>"Send someone back to check on things."Shen he's getting a bit too out of control here.
>>46593346>"Teleport home with Shen."what is that other company doing?
>>46593346>"Send someone back to check on things."Also ask Shen for details. If the two fight alike, he may know her. Perhaps they trained together in the past?
>>46593400You decide to send someone back to the fortress to keep things in order while you focus on the uprisings and management of the Hielonite people.You might send Duncan, who would no doubt track the intruders in due time. But he would not stand a great chance if they're too strong.Sending Legion would keep the fortress well defended, but he is not one for espionage or tracking. Shen would keep things safe, but his recent behavior leads you to believe while he might find the intruders, it may cause even more trouble.Gilbert and Caitlyn are neither good in a fight, nor good at deduction or subtle detection, but it might be humorous to watch them try.>Legion>Duncan>Shen>The Mages>Other
>>46593605>Duncan and Shen
>>46593605Duncan. He may not be too strong but he's a clever guy. Send Legion along with him for the extra muscle.Let Kyle take over Duncan's duties until Duncan has returned.
>>46593605>>OtherCall a meating with everyone, tell then what just happend. After it you tell then that us, Shen and Kyle will go look for this group and how they managed to sneak in our home.Marygold will stay to smuther the rebelion hot points and Ducan will help her with his spyes so she can do as swift as possible. Tell Duncan and Marygold that we aren't taking then with us because we trust in their powerness and loyalty to make the job right and fast.
>>46593889You summon Duncan and Legion both. They arrive promptly, and you tell them the basics of their assignment. Duncan will sniff out the criminals, and Legion will put them down. They depart as soon as possible, riding together with minimal baggage.Eventually, after a lot of tedious business and boring meeting, night comes, and with it more trouble. The people of Neige are still volatile, and in need of correction, but tonight things are made worse when Shen, deep in his cups, finally goes off the rails and attacks a bartender for refusing to serve him. According the Hellraiser that finds you at dinner, he is going on something of a rampage, and though his escorts are doing what they can, without orders to bring him down or help from another, he will continue to tear up the town.>Go personally>Send Marigold>Send Caitlyn>Other
>>46594197>Go personally Gotta show the people we care enough to stop our own man from destroying there homes and shit
>>46594197>>Go personallytime for that rematch.
>>46594197>>46594251+1. If he can't stay in line, we'll put him down. And if he keeps acting uppity, we'll put him down for good.
>>46594197>Go personallyIf we send anyone else, they would either be intimidated or simply taken down.
>>46594251You arrive in the market shortly, and bear witness to the chaos wrought by Shen's unchecked power. Doors are kicked in, stalls shattered into splinters, and people lie face down either hurt or afraid as Shen lords over them with half a bottle of wine in hand."You people are all weak! Weak! Like little pigs!" He takes a swig from the bottle, choking on it slightly. "I came all the way here, and you can't even challenge me!? Pathetic! Someone get out here and hit me, or I'll burn this whole place to the ground and take your daughters in the wreckage!">Sneak up on him>Call to him>Attack him>Other
>>46594448>Punch him in the face
>>46594448>Attack himThis is what happens when you ask someone to hit you.
>>46594448>Attack him one-on-one with fisticuffsJust because we're evil doesn't mean we're not honorable. And besides, we might even get a good workout from this.
>>46594448>>Call to him
>>46594448>Punch him in the face>" How dare you harm MY citizens! "Spin this as a PR campaign for us.
>>46594448>>OtherSucker punch him. No words we will talk with our fists.
>>46594448>Literally just flying kick the guy
>>46594545We are honorable but not all of our enemies will be. Shen need to learn how to deal with it. and if we hit him we will prove he was with his guard opend. A warrior should always have their guard up.
>>46594574You come at Shen from the side, launching a wide swinging punch at his head. You would have bet money on the attack landing, but Shen's reflexes are not to be underestimated, and he manages to detect and evade the blow in the nick of time. He head swings back, and then weaves under your arm. He turns his body and brings the bottle around to bash your head. The glass hits and shatters, just as he realizes who it is that challenged him."Oho! Finally gonna give me a chance to put you down, are you boss man? Good, because I need a real workout after beating these sheep to death every night for so long.">"Enough, Shen. Stand down or I will get serious.">"Come at me, and step into the chasm that divides us.">Grab him>Other
>>46594873>"Come at me, and step into the chasm that divides us."
>>46594873>>"Come at me, and step into the chasm that divides us."I was using the sword when your masters were sucking on the teet of a goat.
>>46594873>Grab himNo words. We talk with fists now.
>>46594873>>"Come at me, and step into the chasm that divides us."
>>46594873Ah i knew Shen could dodge a surprise attack!! There is a reason why he's working for us.
>>46594873>"Come at me, and step into the chasm that divides us."then>Grab himand throw him into the nearest wall.
>>46594944Shen smiles, and rushed toward you. You notice his usual precise and efficient movements are now wild and unhinged, either from the alcohol or the lack of restraint. His speed makes him as hard to track as ever though, and he is upon you in an instant, with his fist coming at your face. It connects, sending your head reeling back long enough for him to touch the ground and follow up with a flurry of blows to your stomach. He hasn't been slacking off since joining you, and the punches hurt much more than the first time you squared off.>Try to grab him>Bring a fist down on him>Bring a knee up into his stomach
>>46595138>>Bring a knee up into his stomach
>>46595138>Bring a knee up into his stomach Remove the kiddie gloves, its time for our final form.
>>46595172You raise your knee up, aiming for his stomach. He is fast enough to drop his elbows, absorbing much of the force, but still taking enough to go soaring back a few feet, landing clumsily. He hiccups and vomits a bit onto the ground. "Is that all? This is going to be easier than I thought. Zodiac stance: fist of the ram!" Shen crouches, falling into a sprinters position, and kicks off of the ground hard. He comes flying at you, head first.>Dodge>Meet him head on>Summon your sword>Other
>>46595319>Dodge, grab and toss
>>46595319>>OtherSidestep and grab him and redirect him onto the ground.
>>46595319>>46595340>>46595405I'll support these.
>>46595319>>46595340I like this!
>>46595340You step to the side just in time, and catch Shen in midair, turning his momentum in your favor, and turning it into a beautiful tornado DDT. His head cracks the cobblestones, and you get back to your feet quickly, hoping to be upright before he recovers.You are not successful, and he manages to regain composure before you are on balance."Agh! Fist of the mare!" he cries, rolling onto his stomach and kicking back as if he were a startled mount, driving both feet into your side and sending you soaring into one of the few nearby stands still erect. It crumbles under you, and as you try to get back to your feet, Shen leaps and lands on your stomach, straddling you and raining down blows on your head. The sound of rocks pelting a bell rings in your ears."Stay down!">Bear hug>Headbutt>Double punch>Other
>>46595631i'll vote this >>46595692
>>46595631Bearhug, then headbutt him with the force of a cannon
>>46595631>>46595692Yes! Our helmet should give us a bonus to headbutting action.
>>46595726You reach out and pull Shen into a tight hug. he struggles, but his strength is still dwarfed by yours, and you are able to stand whilst holding him. Once up and well grounded, you drive your armored head into his, repeatedly, until blood begins to trickle down from his skull. >Body slam>Belly to belly suplex>Powerbomb>Other
>>46595631>Bear hug>HeadbuttGo with the flow...
>>46595835PowerbombDominate him utterly
>>46595835>Belly to belly suplex
>>46595835>>Belly to belly suplex
>>46595874You turn on your heel and use the combined force of gravity and your own strength to slam Shen into the ground. He cries out in pain as his back and head smash against the stones. You release him and stand back up, taking a breath. He writhes for a moment, but somehow recovers and finds his feet again."Shit. You're tougher than I expected. But I'm not done. I'm not going to surrender this time!" You watch as he falls into a familiar stance. "Face my new White Tiger Fist!"Shen takes a deep breath, and you sense the energy around him enter his lungs, swirl in his stomach, then flow into his right hand, which begins to burn with a white, ethereal flame.>Summon your sword>Beckon him forward>"Enough! Stop now or I won't show you mercy!">Other
>>46596144>Beckon him forwardWe're gonna knock him out cold without using our sword. We're gonna show him that we can beat him at his own game and that if he doesn't act like an obedient minion we're more than capable of killing him.
>>46596144He dun fucked>Summon your sword
>>46596144>>Summon your sword
>>46596144>Beckon him forwardclearly we need to beat him down in a hand to hand fist exchange.this is gonna be incredible.
>>46596144>Beckon him forwardTIME TO A KILL FOR FAMURU
>>46596144>Beckon him forward
>>46596144>OtherWait while he prepares himself, then grab his wrist once he reach to us with his arm extended and punch under his his arm aimed to his elbow attacking his arm and trying to break it.
>>46596195You spread your arms, in the gesture of badass overlords known the world over. Shen grits his teeth at being mocked like this, and after a moment of preparation, comes at you with his burning hand cocked. He plants his forefoot, and twists his hips, shoulders, and wrist to create an efficient, powerful strike that reaches your stomach and drills into your armor. You are first amused, then surprised when his hand actually manages to cracks and tear the plates protecting your stomach, reaching the mail and quilt beneath, and then finally coming into contact with your bare skin as every layer of protection is shredded away. His hand, still burning, breaks skin and buries itself in your muscles, up to the forearm. You feel a hot pain from within, and cough up a small amount of blood.You hunch over, grabbing Shen's neck and raising his face to meet yours. He smiles, stuck, but satisfied at his progress."I guess you're not so tough without this black shell, you tired old tortoise.">Choke him>Throw him>Hit him>Other
>>46596374>Choke himWe need to kill him now. He got through our armor, he might actually get strong enough to defeat us if we let him live.
>>46596374"Its nice to see you improve. I'll give you that much"Now its time to knock his ass down and out.
>>46596374>Hit him (With our true powerness)Then say to him:"Very well, i guess i can stop holding myself now."
>>46596374>Choke him till his outcold.
>>46596474this, goddamn this.
>>46596374"Its nice to see you improve. Beating a swordman without a sword."Than knock him out.
>>46596425Dude we are not even using our sword on him. Besides this is a way for him to see we were holding back all along.
>>46596144"Enough! Stop now or I won't show you mercy!"
>>46596374changing my vote here >>46596475 too >>46596474
>>46596474Can't go wrong with the classics.
>>46596474Supporting.Give him hell.
>>46596474You steady his head with one hand, and bring the other back, clenching it tight. You bring it down with all the strength you have, smashing it into Shen's face. He is sent back, skidding on the ground until the friction sends him into a roll. He collides with a small stone building, cracking the wall, and finally coming to rest on the floor.The pain in your stomach is intense, and you recall the last time someone managed to do this much damage to you. It feels so long ago. You laugh and begin taking steps toward Shen as he struggles back to his feet."Not bad, but I'm still alive," he spits. You hear him chuckle a bit, as he raises his eyes up to see you. "I wish you'd just kill me already, I'm sick of looking at you.">"That's the idea.">"No. You're still useful to me.">"You're a mess. You disgrace those who came before you.">Other
>>46596747>Other"You're drunk. I'll kill you when you're sober... unless you feel like groveling at my feet, that is."
>>46596747thats the idea
>>46596747>"You're a mess. You disgrace those who came before you. "
>>46596747>Other"So you are giving up? You know that if i killed you it would be the same as if you were accepting defeat. Were is the lust to become better that i saw on the man that challenged me? Am i to great of a wall to you? Do you think that when i meeted someone stronger the me i begged to be killed? You have the same fire in me Shen i can see your thirsty for power. If you walk with me you can reach such peeks. Unlesh you don't wish for power anymore. Because if your lust has died then you are already dead.">"You're a mess. You disgrace those who came before you."
>>46596747changing this >>46596839 to this >>46596849I love anons.
>>46596901>>46596900Guess i will just delete the new one. Glad nobody cared with the spelling mistakes.
>>46596849Shen seems to take your words in sincerely. His gaze falls to the ground as he steadies himself with one arm, and presses his free hand to his head to assess the damage. You wait for him to respond."You sure do love the sound of your own voice," he says, half laughing. Suddenly, he rises, and you realize his hand is burning once again. His fist comes up, aiming for your chin. You step back right as his knuckle is about to land, causing it to graze the bottom of your helm. You take no damage, but your helmet is damaged, and tumbles off of your head.Shen's face changes from smug satisfaction to utter shock when he spies your true face. He is about to speak, you think, when suddenly a massive arrow pierce his chest. He stumbles back, and ten more shafts lodge into his body, followed by thirty more that send him backward, and pin him to the wall behind him. You spin around, and spy the Hellraisers. They are spread across the rooftops, and at their center, is Marigold. She has discarded her helmet, revealing her covered eye and ginger hair. Realizing your helm is removed, she turns her head away."Hellraisers! Divert your gaze! Your dark lord is not decent!" She cries, covering her one good eye. The Hellraisers follow, burying their faces in the crooks of their elbows.>Find your helmet>Check on Shen>Jump up to meet Marigold>Other
>>46597165>>Find your helmetEither he's dead, or he will be from the amount of arrows.
>>46597165>>Find your helmet
>>46597165>Find your helmet>Check on ShenWe were seen helmetless! Now we can't get married anymore. Shen had better take responsibility!
>>46597165Find your Helmet, can't we just "summon" it on our head again.than Check on Shenmaybe we can have legion consume him and call the necromancer to raise him?
>>46597165>Find your helmetGotta cover our face
>>46597165voting this >>46597227
>>46597165>Find your helmet
>>46597246>maybe we can have legion consume him and call the necromancer to raise him?we need better and more loyal subjects/advisors/lackeys. we're beginning to run out of named characters if it continues like this.
>>46597255You search for your helmet, and spot it on the ground a few feet away. You pull it on, and realize the damage is fairly bad. You'll have to reforge the bottom by hand, but it should stay on for the time being.That done, Marigold and the Hellraisers uncover their eyes, and leap down to the ground to meet you. They file into tight formation, putting their bows at rest. Marigold approaches, and leads the others in a bow."My dark lord, forgive us for not arriving sooner. I was on an errand, and only found out minutes ago. Please, allow us to escort you to a healer.">"I'll make it on my own. Return to your duties.">"Thank you, make sure you peel Shen off of the wall too.">"Who told you to open fire? I had everything under control.">Other
>>46597285We need a new manager to replace our daughters position.
Alas poor Shen, let us not forget the man he once was. He served us loyally but the man was plagued by the drink. Goodbye Shen of the east, no more fear only rest.
>>46597586>"Who told you to open fire? I had everything under control.">Check Shen
>>46597586>Other>"Thank you Marygold, but, who told you to open fire? I know it's your job to keep me safe, and you knew nothing of what was happening, but make sure you peel Shen off of the wall too. Don't worry about such wounds, this is not even the worst i ever had."Then, thank all the hellraisers for their work, but speak to then that their lord is thoughfer then he looks.>Pat Marygold and each Hellraiser on their shoulders and move toward home.
>>46597698Marigold bows, saying nothing. The Hellraisers do the same. You shrug, and go to examine Shen.His heart is stopped, but his lungs still struggle to take in air. Despite this, there is no hope of saving him. He will simply die slowly, stuck to a wall, forced to contemplate his life.>Leave him>Finish him off>Other
>>46598026>>Finish him off
>>46598026>Finish him offthen>Other"It was a pleasure to have you in my service, but even the mightiest of men must eventually die. Perhaps we may rematch in the afterlife."
>>46598026>Finish him off
>>46598026>>46598110This.How are we going to punish Marigold?
>>46598026Voting this >>46598110fucking feel train.
>>46598142Hopefully with our penis
>>46598142Why she was doing her job and she knew nothing of what was happening.
Fuck, lost Shen, Caela and Vanessa within three threads. It's like an episode of the Walking Dead up in this bitch.
>>46598110You thank Shen for his hard work and service, and promise to meet him again in the next life for a real rematch. You pat his shoulder, then snap his neck like a sick bird, letting his body go limp. The Hellraisers get to work unsticking him from the wall. You turn back to Marigold, who is still bowed. "My dark lord, please forgive us for interfering. We only wished to keep you from further harm by the traitor Shen. Lady Sophia urged us to step in as soon as we arrived, but I held back my men as long as I felt I could. If you must punish me, I will accept it gladly, knowing that my pain spared you.">"That's enough. Just return to duty.">"You will all be punished, equally.">"Report to the dining hall. I'll deal with you there.">Other
>>46598257>"Report to the dining hall. I'll deal with you there."AWWW SHIT WE'RE GONNA GIVE HER THE B.E.D.
>>46598257>"That's enough. Just return to duty."> I need some alone time.
>>46598257>"Report to the dining hall. I'll deal with you there."I'd rather not draw this out in public...
>>46598234Vanessa and Shen were foreseeable. Caela was the only thing that came out of the blue. I thought since we had Sophia on our side Caela would not do anything extreme.>>46598257>OtherYou did well. You may return to your duty.
>>46598257>OtherPunish her on the spot.We are not weak. We did not need her help. We were having a good time, and then she came in and ruined it. she killed our foe for us when we wanted to do it ourselves.
>>46598234We didn't lose Vanessa, we just let her go. Even if she has her own career, she'll always be daddy's little girl. We should use a crystal ball or something to call her, to check up on her and see if she still eats her veggies and gets enough sleep and doesn't let herself be pushed around on the job and maybe ask if she has met a strong and handsome man that will give us strong grandchildren yet.
>>46598489did you read that part where she poisoned us for the job?
>>46598316Shen, Vanessa, Caela, Almost Kyle, Ray ;-; RIP.
>>46598516Ray best bro ;_;7
>>46598234I hope Caela is redeemable though... Vanessa probably wont work for us again as will Shen but Merigold returned to us too after bitch-slapping her.
>>46598553I wanted to do another flashback story about when you became besties with Ray, but I figured people wouldn't take kindly to so many of them so I left it out
>>46598582we always knew he was best friends, he will be a hero.
>>46598577Caela will not return to us. She is propably thinking that we stole her sister from her. Also she attacked the girl we waifu'd so no life for her. She has to die. I think the eagle would be a good way to end her life.
>>46598648BLOODY EAGLE? Yus anon good man.
>>46598685We should than let the hellraisers parade though her former home city with her in display. This will show the others better not to fuck with us.
>>46598510because it was part of her job. that's like the most normal part of being an evil overlord surrounded by more evil overlords. it's like the equivalent of a handshake.
>>46598685i vote we don't if not for us, for sophia. maybe hanging or death by a thousand arrows, but not the blood eagle.
>>46598257>>Other>>"you did well, but report to the dining hall. I'll deal with you there"
>>46598303>>46598316You tell Marigold you aren't upset, but that you are disappointed in her lack of faith. She apologizes and you dismiss her back to her normal duties. The Hellraisers follow, dragging Shen's barbed corpse with them.You look around at the ruined square. Shen did a good deal of damage before you arrived, and you both made a serious mess while you were brawling. It's a shame such a powerhouse had to go rabid, but such is the nature of the business.You talk a walk back to your chambers, enjoying the cold evening air along the way. It relaxes you, and by the time you reach your door, you are ready for a well deserved nap. Unfortunately, as you enter, you spot an imp resting on your bed, spread out and snoozing as if he has any right. You clear your throat to wake him, and he leaps up startled."Gah! Good evening, sir! I'm a representative of Davison, Goldberg and Dagon the Undying! Rather, the firm formerly known as Davison, Goldberg and Dagon the Undying. We were recently merged with another firm, and are now under new management. I'm here to serve as a courier-" you tell him to get to the point so you can sooner bash his head in with your fist."Ah! Well I'm here to deliver this!" he shouts, tossing a card onto the floor in front of you. "That's all, I'll show myself out!" He vanishes into smoke, avoiding your now restored anger. You kneel and pick the card off of the ground, flipping it over to read its face. Nothing is abnormal about it, it seems to just be another business card from DGD, only now it reads DGDQ. The Q is perplexing, since you don't know any Death Lords by that name. You think for a moment, then another, then stop to clean and bandage your open wound, then think a bit longer, and come to a realization.You look down at the card again. There are four numbers listed, belonging to the offices of the partners. Davison, Goldberg, Dagon, and the mysterious Mr. Q. It is in that moment that you realize you recognize the last number
Have to wrap here, sadly. I had a ton of fun today, and I hope you all did too! I also hope you come back next time for more! Maybe we'll see Vanessa again? Maybe we'll see Ray? Maybe we'll make out with ten hot chicks at once, because you literally control the course of the story by voting!Remember to vote, and check the twitter, and to have a great week!
>>46598866thanks for the run
>>46598866have a good one even though that last post confused me.
>46598834...our last name begins with Q, right?
>>46598866>Maybe we'll make out with ten hot chicks at onceNow that's something to look forward to! Thanks for running and until friday.
>>46598834op, can we personally hire people to fill the positions that are being open? or they are being filled automatically in the background?
>>46598784naaah man. We shouldn't be too soft on traitors. Someone trying to kill us is one thing, but being a traitor? Hell no I say bloody eagly for her and everyone who helped her. Though we could always go the japanese tour and let her get raped until she dies. Of course not by us but the drunken filth of thelon (forgot the name oh her home) or the hellraisers. Maybe gift her to mary as a present or out mage for some magic-human-experiment-shenanigans? Aahhhh things we could to to a traitor are endless.>>46598866Thanks man.
>>46598990You can, just know that you're blacklisted from hiring demons.
>>46599064Ex-wife pulled some strings, got you blacklisted by every temp firm in hell. I'm sure I mentioned that back after the custody thing
>>46599064Our wife did this after we the trial for vanessa.
>>46598946It's Q forQueen of Pain. In other words our ex-wife.
>>46599093>>46599090huh, I apparently never saw that. Fucking Cunt, Can we kill her at some point?
>>46599090damn, i thought that was temporary.... so what kind of extraplanar beings can we hire?
>>46599180None. Can't hire demons, can't hire angels. Stuck with mortal creatures
>>46599260What about that angelical lawyer that helped us in the trial?
>>46599260why the hell can't we get rid of it?
>>46599260damn...then what kind of mortal creatures can we hire?
>>46599307because our ex is a demon queen, and while we can pull a few strings to help us, she can pull a whole string factory.
>>46599260Reminder to kill that bitch and hang parts of her on every step of hell.this will be messy, and this will be extremely gory, it will not be anywhere near what she deserves.
>>46599373we can always just... take care of it?
soooTO DO LISTCall vanessahire high position replacements,find caela and kill her in an impressive wayconsolidate our power in the new landdeal with the slime queencheck up the automatonssee what is the deal with the easter woman.
Let's go to court
>>46599421with our dick?
>>46599805well we turned her down last time, This time its welcomed. Nobody gonna rip out that seed. ;-;
Is Ray dead in? Did I miss his passing?????
>>46604525Dying, He has some type of disease we can't cure.
>>46605073>He has some type of disease we can't cure yet!
>>46599709Make love to sophia
>>46599260Extraplanar Beings are out?