Welcome back, my friends!If you'd like to catch up here are some helpful links:Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Demon%20Overlord%20QuestLady Gneotho's Stats: http://pastebin.com/whRSLSHcYour Allies' Stats (In Order of Appearance): http://pastebin.com/QUs6LWEcYou are Lady Gneotho: an aspirant for the title of Overlord of the Netherworld known as Potential X. The title itself is the trophy of the Potential X Potential Overlord Tournament that you have entered. As part of the rules, you and every other contender for the throne have been transformed into generic demon classes. As you have discovered with the help of your subordinate, Anasael, that rule was a ruse put in place by Brynn: the demon Seneschal and attendant to several, previously overthrown, Overlords. You have gathered allies through promises of money and violence in order to bring down Brynn's conspiracy to take the title and throne from the victor of the tournament in a surprise attack directly after the championship battle. You are now in the quarterfinals of the tournament and the roster is most likely to consist entirely of your counter-conspiracy, so you gathered them all for a final meeting to set your trap. >The beginning of this session will be relaying between your main character, Gneotho the Armor Knight, and her allies, Kain the Valkyrie, Anasael the Cleric, and Mystery Person 14 the Dark Knight. So to start the fun, let's decide which character will start.>Kain (Fighting to enter the quarterfinals and to buy time for the trap to be staged)>Anasael (Infiltrating the lower levels with MP14 to free the losers from their cells.)>Mystery Person 14 (Providing armored support for Anasael while infiltrating the Palace Dungeons. Also to relay the the tactical side of the jail break.)>Genotho (Preparing the Personal Netherworld, Tartarus, for an effective ambush when Brynn is sucked in.)
>>820139>KainFirst for Gneotho gets all the ho's
>>820139>>Kain (Fighting to enter the quarterfinals and to buy time for the trap to be staged)It will be tough but I bet that depending how well we buy time with Kain, the other team will have more time when its our turn to control them.Second for Kain a cute little girl and waifu material
>Kain (Fighting to enter the quarterfinals and to buy time for the trap to be staged)We should really figure out how to use the reincarnation machine and how it works. The potential benefits are massive.
>>820154>>820176>>820203For the moment, you are not Gneotho. You are Kain. You used to be, in your own words, the strongest, most lethal demon in all the Netherworlds. The only reason you hadn't taken the title of Overlord before was because it sounded like more trouble than it was worth. However, your massive sculpted body has been stolen from you and you have been left with the form of a small, petite Valkyrie. Your feelings on the matter are... nebulous. You are angry about your stolen power and body, but... more and more your current situation is feeling natural.Gneotho has promised you glorious combat and your body back if you help her with her cause. After that, you will fight her for the title of Overlord. Regardless of the outcome, you win. But now you must fight! Brynn up to the stage and announces the fight."DEMONS AND MONSTERS! WE BEGIN THE NEXT FIGHT FOR A PLACE IN THE QUARTERFINALS! ANOTHER MATCH OF DUELING CLASSES! THE VALKYRIES KAIN AND GRAIVE SHALL BATTLE FOR HONOR AND FAME! THEIR ARENA WILL BE... EDGELORD SEPULCHRE!"You look around to catch a glimpse of your opponent. She looks just like you and, for the first time, you get to see what everyone else sees when they look at you. You are much more frail-looking than you thought. Your arms are twig-like compared to what they used to be, but they hide incredible strength. You understand why you are so much faster now with your trim and narrow body. Graive apparently has the same idea as you and is gauging you with her eyes.>You know that name... Graive is an old enemy.>You know that name... Graive is an old student of your master when you were training.>You know that name... Graive is an old friend.>Nope. You have no clue who this demon is. And you don't really care.
>>820264>>You know that name... Graive is an old friend.Hilarity ensues when Graive finds her macho and muscular friend is a cute, little girl now.
>>820264>>You know that name... Graive is an old friend.
>>820264>You know that name... Graive is an old student of your master when you were training.Hot blooded rivalry of youth makes my heart kind with excitement
>>820264>>Nope. You have no clue who this demon is. And you don't really care.
>>820264>Nope. You have no clue who this demon is. And you don't really care.
A tie between Old Friend and No Relation next vote wins!
>>820309>>820297I'd make the argument that having her be an old friend would be beneficial to our cause, as it would potentially easier to recruit in the future.
>Nope. You have no clue who this demon is. And you don't really care.
>>820333Nice trips, but I meant new vote.
>>820327I'll switch my vote >>820292 to >You know that name... Graive is an old friend.
>>820355That works too. Writing
>>820355>>820281>>820275Graive... You know her. Before this tournament, she was one of the few you considered to almost be your equal. And, not that you'd ever admit it to her face, you might even be tempted to call her a friend. Its strange to see her as a reflection of your current form, but while this is a complete departure from how you used to fight, almost nothing would be changed for her in terms of ability. She was always the more agile fighter, but her strength was something to be admired. Honestly, this is getting you excited. The familiar white like of the teleportation magic flares up around you again as you are transported to the arena on Edgelord Sepulchre. While transitioning to the battlefield, you have just a moment to formulate your strategy in the void between Netherworlds.>Use your speed and Ability to draw first blood!>Sprint off to the side and draw her to favorable landscape before beginning the brawl!>Stay on the defensive and wait for her first move!>Other?
>>820393>Stay on the defensive and wait for her first move!She might have a cheat.
>>820393>>Use your speed and Ability to draw first blood!
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>820393>Use your speed and Ability to draw first blood!It's a mirror match, so a favorable landscape for you would be the same for her. Start by doing what she doesn't expect you to do, despite the change.Also I'm guessing we roll?
>>820393>Stay on the defensive and wait for her first move!
>>820393>>Stay on the defensive and wait for her first move!We are supposed to make the battle last as much as possible, no?
>>820401>>820437>>820441As the ground meets your feet, you shift into a more defensive stance. Gneotho said she needed time for this plan to work and, damnit, you're going to give her and your team all the goddamned time they need. On top of that, you would not put it past your old friend to have brought something... interesting to tip the scales in her favor.You leer at the distance as the serene haze of the Sepulchre shifts uneasily. tap tap tap tap tap tap tap You hear her footsteps as she approaches.>Call her out with all your bravado.>Stay quiet and prepare to lunge at her once she turns the corner.>Stay quiet and brace for whatever she has planned.
>>820441Oh shit I forgot.
>>820470>Call her out with all your bravado.
>>820470>Call her out with all your bravado.Let's make this a show
>>820470>>Call her out with all your bravado.
>Call her out with all your bravado."Let's give the audience some twins action!"Wait that sounded lewd... nah it must be your imagination.
>>820502I vote for Kain to say that and that for the audience to misunderstand it as a lewd innuendo
>>820485>>820488>>820494>>820502>>820506"GRAAAIVE!!" You shout as loudly as your tiny lungs can. "FIGHT ME AND LET'S GIVE THE AUDIENCE SOME VALKYRIE ON VALKYRIE ACTION!" The sound of footprints stops and for a moment, all is quiet. She rounds the corner and you see Graive."HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OH MY GOD DID YOU ACTUALLY SAY THAT OUT LOUD!? AHAHAHAHAHA!" She's... she's laughing at you. "Hahaha... haha... Oh god... for a second, I was having my doubts that it was actually you, Kain. No one else but you could accidentally innuendo like that. I haven't seen you in decades; how have you been, Kain? Or should I start calling you something more feminine?" She teases you. Its starting to feel a lot more like the old days."Har har har." You retort flatly. "Kain is fine. I don't plan on being stuck like this much longer. Once I knock you out of the running, the road to the title of Overlord is basically mine.""Well, like you said, Kainie, that's after you knock me out. Or really, if you knock me out. I'm no push over and you know it." She gets into a ready stance, a big grin on her face. You mirror her, though you wear a scowl instead.>Rush in for the first blow.>Motion her to attack first with a taunting hand gesture.>Other?>Also prepare your banter!
>>820581>>Motion her to attack first with a taunting hand gesture."My sword will prove harder and bigger than yours!"
>>820581>>Motion her to attack first with a taunting hand gesture.
>>820581"Where have you been all these years..."Get her to monologue and stay on the defensive.
>>820581>Motion her to attack first with a taunting hand gesture."I've seen Prinny's that can use a sword better than you can!"
>>820617"Your performance so far is pathetic, I have seen grandmas that do better!"
>>820607>>820609>>820617You motion with your free hand that you are giving her the first move. Her confident grin turns into a more sinister sneer as she blitzes forward. You are prepared for it and shout at her as you go to dodge her blow. "I've seen Prinnies' grandmas swings swords better than that! Get serious if you really want to cross swords with me!" She look down over your nose as you spin out of her attack easily! She's giggling at you again!"Oh man... That wasn't even a good one, but you've already put my mind in the gutter! I'm adding it to the tally! Pahahahaha!" She howls as she turns to assault you again. Your footwork is sure and you have more than enough time to parry the blow.>Roll d100+15 for defense! >>820613Don't worry, the monologue will come.
Rolled 22 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820681
Rolled 72 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820681"You love being a little girl don't you?"
Rolled 24 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820717Seconding those words, and hoping she has a funny retort against Kain.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>820681
>>820717You thrust your sword forward, knocking Graive's blade off its path. Your eyes narrow and and you smirk at her. "Admit it, you love being a little girl, don't you.""Haha! Well, I won't say I'm opposed to it! Every girl aspires to look young, after all! Though I do miss a few certain assets. Making the other go crazy over me was fun. But, in the end, I'll take function over fashion!" That's your Graive for you. She's a tease and she loves to make jokes, but in the end, she's always been practical. "What about you, though? This has got to be a completely new experience for you. What do you think of being all girly now?" You aren't able to grasp her tone, though, as you are too busy...>Pressing your attack! Roll d100!>Defending from another blow! Roll d100+15!>Currently lost in thought about the question she raised. How do you feel about being a girl?
Rolled 42 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820795>Defending from another blow! Roll d100+15!"I am better at it than you!"
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>820795>>Defending from another blow! Roll d100+15!Try to do some ruminating on your condition while defending. Don't get caught off guard.
Rolled 14 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820810This
Rolled 93 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820795I imagine Kain hasn't given it much thought at all other than Gneothos comments.
Rolled 86 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820814Damn, forgot the +15.
Rolled 96 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>Defending from another blow! Roll d100+15
>>820814Thanks for making an invalid roll so>>820819Counts!
>>820819>Defending from another blow! Roll d100+15!Forgot my vote
>>820829CRITICAL DEFENSE PROMPTS A COUNTER ATTACK! ROLL D100 +10
Rolled 2 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>820810This, Kain's better at being a cute girl than she is and is .. proud? of it. Stupid sexy Gneotho and her confusing seduction
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>820846
Rolled 89 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>820846
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>820846>Defending from another blow! Roll d100
>>820873You people and your 100+ scoreswriting
>>820873You spin gracefully as you deflect her attack with immeasurable ease. Things seem to slow down as you see your opening! A manic grin stretches across your face and you swing your sword across her exposed back! You feel the hit connects and you see blood streak across her back, echoing the curve of your blade. She shrieks in pain, but uses her momentum to carry her safely away from your position. "I don't really know how I feel, but I do know one thing. I'm even better at it than you." You tilt your head in a cocky manner and sneer. She grimaces at the wound you placed on her, but it quickly dissolves into the same confident grin you've seen her wear since you were kids."Sounds like your acclimating to it quite well. I'll look forward to the day I can stand at your side as your Maid of Honor." She taunts just back.>Its your move! Rush up to her and keep pressing her! d100 +10>Stay on the defensive and play the long game! d100 +10>Run into further into the maze like crypts of the Sepulchre!>Keep up your banter! Or initialize monologue!
Rolled 6 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>820920Stay on the defensive and play the long game! d100 +10We have to win time."So what? Male, female, here in the Netherworld you can be either as long as you have money for the reincarnation or the Overlord favor!"What I just... focus on the fight!
Rolled 7 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>820920>Stay on the defensive and play the long game! d100 +10
Rolled 29 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>820920>Its your move! Rush up to her and keep pressing her! d100 +10
Rolled 44 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>820920>Stay on the defensive and play the long game! d100 +10D-dont get the wrong idea, it's not like I enjoy being a girl! I just like power! Stupid Gneotho, why did she have to say I was cute...
>>820920>Run into further into the maze like crypts of the Sepulchre!She's hurt, and you need more time. In this situation you shouldn't press and let her breath a little
Rolled 69 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>820920>Its your move! Rush up to her and keep pressing her! d100 +10
>>820966Changing my vote to this.
>>820920>>Run into further into the maze like crypts of the Sepulchre!I'm better than you at anything, even at being cute!
>>820966>>820985Okay. Let's run."Hahaha, catch me if you can loly-chan !"
>>820997>>820992>>820985>>820966You take the taunt on the chin and hold your composure before turning and running further into the catacombs. "Hahaha! Catch me if you can, loli-chan!" You chime back in a sing-song tone. You meant it to sound sarcastic and mean, but... it didn't come out that way.You can't see her face, but the sound of her voice still reaches you in the tombs. "Uh... Maybe your getting used to that body too well." She sounds a little uneased by your tease, but you soon hear her pursuing you. The paths of the tombs criss-cross for miles. For a second you almost forgot that the entire Netherworld of Edgelord Sepulchre is this way. No sky, only ceiling and coffins and tombs as far as you can possibly imagine.>Which ways to do go?>Left left right straight left right right>Left left straight right straight left straight.>Left straight straight right straight right>Just straight on forever!>Other?
>>821042>Just straight on forever!It's in character at least.
>>821042>Just straight on forever! I agree
>>821042>Just straight on forever!We can jump high, right?
>>821042>>Just straight on forever!Because Kain is as straight as a bent spoon
>>821051>>821059>>821060>>821065You make tracks as you sprint down the corridor and never looking back! With your insane speed and agility you leave Graive far behind. "So!" you call out behind you. After all, you aren't really trying to hide; just waste time for your allies back in the Palace. You've never really run away from a fight before and you don't plan on starting now. "What have you been up to for the past... oh, seven decades? What made you want to be Overlord?"It takes a moment, but she responds. Her voice is faint, but clear. "Oh well, this and that. Spent some time in Bullet Hell to train my dodging ability. Fat lot of good that did, hah!" She laughs at her own failure. Its always been endearing to you. "But I didn't really join the tourney to win it. I joined because I knew you would. Or, if that wasn't the case, you'd show up when I won it. We have some important business to discuss when this is all said and done." Something about her tone worries you, but the distance is still too great to discern much from it.Graive is approaching quickly, but that still leaves you time to come up with another ambush strategy.>Wait around the corner and clothesline her when the sprints past.>Hold your ground there and fight like a man... er... girl!>Keep running and running and running!>Other strats?
>>821133>Hold your ground there and fight like a man... er... girl!
>>821133"I didn't knew you liked me that way loli-chan!" You said turning your head back for a second and sticking your tongue out.>Keep running and running and running!
>>821133>>Hold your ground there and fight like a man... er... girl!The girliest of girls!
>>821156This.>Keep running and running and running!
>>821156>>821162Let's run and tease at the same time.
>>821133>Keep running and running and running!"Wait... Did I get you pregnant?!"
>Keep running and running and running!
>>821156>>821162>>821169>>821171>>821181"Kyaaa! I am too young to get married! Besides we are both girls don't be such a pervert!"
>>821156>>821162>>821169>>821171>>821181Slowing down is for wimps! You keep on trucking and decide to keep teasing her while you're at it. "Didn't know you liked me that much, loli-chaaaaan!" You taunt again, but... she doesn't retort. Your running slows down as you divert power to the hamster wheel turning in your head. "Are... are you pregnant, Graive?" Again silence. You slow down some more and you hear it. A lone sniffle. You feel that tiny, cold, stony thing in your chest drop into the pit of your stomach.>Oh. (Walk back to her.)>Oh shit. (Cautiously run back to her.)>Graive... (Run back to her.)>Is... is it mine? (Run back to her.)>Meh. (Start running again.)
>>821210>Meh. (Start running again.)It's been 70 years, it doesn't actually make sense.
>>821210>Oh shit. (Cautiously run back to her.)
>>821210Reincarnation won't have worked if she was pregnant. And If she has a child she could have sent a fucking letter. Demon mailmen can find you fucking anywhere. Or you kniw do a post on social media, dmDemonbook and Evil Bird and that are all the rage nowadays.>Meh. (Start running again.)
>>821231>>821238>Meh. (Start running again.)We are all stuck in the same Netherworld so I don't trust her.Really demon mailmen can really find you fucking everywhere."Yeah right, seventy years and not even a letter? We are demons! If you really were interested there was over a dozen ways to find me!"
>>821231>>821238>>821267You start to go back, but you shake your head. No. It's a trick. "Yeah right. Seventy years and not even a letter? We're demons! If you were really interested, there was over a dozen ways to find me!" You shout angrily before starting to run again. You hear two more sniffles before that fades away."You... ASSHOLE!" Her voice is racing up from behind you. Its full of rage and sorrow and something about it frightens you a little. "I THOUGHT YOU KNEW ME WELL ENOUGH TO KNOW WHEN I TOLD THE TRUTH! I TRY TO OPEN MY HEART TO YOU AND YOU RUN AWAY LIKE A SCARED LITTLE BITCH?! MAYBE THAT REINCARNATION REALLY DID BRING OUT YOUR TRUE SELF!" Ouch. No more playful banter, it seems. "WELL GUESS WHAT? I WAS PREGNANT. WAS. NO, IT WASN'T YOURS WHICH IS WHY I NEVER CONTACTED YOU. I DIDN'T NEED YOUR FUCKING HELP UNTIL THE STUPID FUCKING TOURNAMENT. I SEE YOU AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF, 'WHAT LUCK, AND OLD FRIEND I CAN RELY ON TO HELP ME GET MY FUCKING CHILD BACK FROM THAT WRINKLY-FAC..." She stops talking abruptly, but her footsteps continue. "WELL FINE, IF I CAN'T DO THINGS MY WAY, I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO DO THINGS THEIR WAY. TIME TO DIE, DIPSHIT!">Continue running, regret mistakes.>Continue running, she's making it up.>Turn and fight, if she is telling the truth,maybe you can talk about it when the clash of steel can cover up your words.>Turn and fight. Now these insults are getting personal.
>>821338PS (I'm not actually angry, I'm just writing an angry young mother)
>>821338>Turn and fight, if she is telling the truth,maybe you can talk about it when the clash of steel can cover up your words.
>>821338Oh shit... Welll>Turn and fight, if she is telling the truth,maybe you can talk about it when the clash of steel can cover up your words.We need to reconcile this immediately.
>>821338"Guess what loli-chan? We are demons and we are in the middle of a fucking tournament! Even if you are saying the truth I just cannot afford to believe you right now. And if it's true I will help you later, but right now? It doesn't fucking matter! So come and catch me if you can!">Continue running, regret mistakes.
>>821368This.>Continue running, regret mistakes.
>>821368>>821377"I am sorry, okay? But if you cannot take a bit if taunting you should not have entered the tournament in the first damn place!">Continue running, regret mistakes.
>>821338>>Turn and fight, if she is telling the truth,maybe you can talk about it when the clash of steel can cover up your words.
>>821338>Turn and fight, if she is telling the truth,maybe you can talk about it when the clash of steel can cover up your words.REAL MEN DON'T LEAVE LOOSE ENDS
>>821392>Continue running, regret mistakes.
>>821368>>821377>>821392>>821418>Continue running, regret mistakes
>>821418>>821432Wow, you aren't even hiding it, are you?
>>821432Oops double post, I always forget to refresh when I get errors.
>>821338Flat is justice!
>>821407>>821405>>821364>>821363You furrow your brow and make an instant 180 degree shift in direction. With all your might you move the clash with Graive. Her eye have real tears in them. You don't think you've ever seen that before. What you have seen before is the real anger that hides behind the tears. You try to think of what to say that could calm her down while the loud clash of steel is ringing and echoing through the catacombs."I'm sorry, okay? But I need to win this tournament. There are people counting on me.""And I'm trying to be one of those fucking people, Kain. I wasn't just being coy when I said I spent some time in Bullet Hell. That was forty years mastering my dodging skill! I hadn't been hit once by an opponent since mastering that, but here you are, bringing the pain like I'm some Prinny fresh out of Purgatory!" Her voice still has that growl to it. You clash again with a loud clang. "I don't know what you're planning and I don't care, but I figured that if you win, that would spoil whatever plan Brynn had that he needed to kidnap my child for.">Fill her in, agree to help>Be vague, but agree to help>Tell her nothing, promise nothing>Be vague, promise nothing.>Other
>Fill her in, agree to helpWe aren't the thinker, we're the BRASH EMOTIONAL one.
>>821500>Be vague, but agree to help*CLASHING STEEL, NOTHING TO SEE HERE, CLANG*
>Be vague, but agree to help"Right now I need to make this fight last long, so can we please give a good show? I promise I will help if I can."
>>821500>Be vague, but agree to helpDo this.>>821510We might be, but we aren't that dumb.
>>821500>Be vague, but agree to help.
>>821476>>821519Nice pictures."Right now I need to make this fight last long, so can we please give a good show? I promise I will help if I can."
>>821539Thank you, here is a cute knight since is the GM fetish.
>>821539>>821537>>821524>>821519>>821513You grimace and debate telling Graive about Gneotho's plan. She's genuine, you're sure of that, but even with the sword sounds, a good lip reader could probably tell what you're talking about. You don't want to endanger the plan... or Graive's kid. You owe her that much. "Okay. Right now I need to make this fight last as long as possible while still being entertaining. Can you help me put on a good show? I promise I will help you if I can." You look her dead in the eye with a serious expression. The anger begins to fade and you can almost see the tension melt off her shoulders. As the ringing begins to fade, She pushes off of you and loudly laughs again!"AHAHAHAHA! THAT'S NUMBER THREE KAINIE! I SWEAR YOU JUST DON'T HAVE AN OFF SWITCH WITH THOSE INNUENDOS, DO YOU! HAHAHAHAHAHA!" She turns and runs back the way she came, an obvious gesture to follow and continue the game there. You take a deep totally-not-a-sigh breath and chase after.The camera turn wipes to the next agent of Gneotho's counter-conspiracy>Gneotho herself>Anasael>Mystery Person 14
>>821555I appreciate your contributions and salute you for your efforts.
>>821592>Mystery Person 14
>>821592>>Mystery Person 14He might not be a cute girl For now, but he plays an important role in this plan
>>821592>AnasaelLet's be the squishy for a bit.
>Solid Anasael>Major Fourteen im inside the facility
>>821631>>Mystery Person 14
>>821619>>821628>>821632>>821641>>821652The camera pans to a moderately sized, blonde, busty cleric pressed against a wall. You look over to the armored man leaning against a pillar adjacent to you. He nods before stepping, surprisingly soundlessly into the shadows and disappearing. You ease off the wall and creep around the corner guards wearing the colors of the Palace (white with gold trim) are talking to each other and watching Kain fight the other Valkyrie. "So do you really believe all those innuendos are accidental? I mean that first one should have sounded bad in her head right away.""Its possible. I mean, you don't always think before you open that pie hole of your.""Dude, come on.""Oh I'm just messing with you, bro."You roll your eyes as you sneak right past them and through a nondescript door to the right of the stairs. The layout isn't convoluted but, there are a few corridors. Patrolling guards might be around any of them, so you need to be on your toes.>Go down the left corridor. Roll d100>Go down the right corridor. Roll d100>Take stairs just off the left. Roll d100
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>821711>Take stairs just off the left. Roll d100
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>821711>>Take stairs just off the left. Roll d100
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>821721We're going left SO HARD.Maybe I can make us go left EVEN HARDER
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>821711>Take stairs just off the left. Roll d100
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>821711>Take the stairs just off the left.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>821711>Take the stairs just off the left.
>>821721Our winner but first>>821732Flonne is still the cute
>>821721Easy as pie. You smirk as you gracefully glide across the marble floor without a side. The door is well oiled which works incredibly in your favor. You cautiously and slowly step down the stairs and reach the next floor down. A patrol is wandering right past you, leaving the coast clear enough for you to sneak the other way or, if you are feeling bold, sneak behind them and check things out as they pass.>Check the hallway to the left d100>Check the hallway to the right... directly behind the backs of the guards d100 -10
Rolled 81 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>821780To the right. LUCK BE WITH ME.
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>821780>check the hallway to the left
>>821812I made that a minus, I swear.Still a good roll.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>821780>Check the hallway to the left d100
Rolled 15 - 10 (1d100 - 10)>>821780To the rightWe got this
Rolled 5 (1d100)>Check the hallway to the left d100
Blonde and cute.
>>821812https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDY-PxP-2CUYour apprehension forces you to err on the side of caution, but you still follow behind the guards, though at a little distance away. They're conversation is just a bit different than the ones from upstairs."But yeah, I think Brynn weighted the wheel just so there would be more female contestants to watch fight. But I think he has something against women. Seriously I've never seen him look so... interested in a fight. I'm a pretty tough guy, I think, but I was getting a bit queasy watching that chick shove the spear through the other girl's throat. Dude's got problems, that's all I'm saying.""I'm just excited that that Cleric girl has gotten as far as she has. Sure, the last fight was kind of lack luster, but healer v healer will always be that way. Maybe I just have a soft-spot in my heart for blondes, but I hope she makes it to the quarterfinals.""Ah... that's just wishful thinking. I hear that she'll be up against that monk girl, Naheil next. That chick hasn't even been hit once during the fights. Its insane!"You stop listening to them blabber on and check out a few of the cells they passed.>Roll 4 d100s
Rolled 17, 88, 94, 56 = 255 (4d100)>>821891!
Rolled 45, 33, 40, 25 = 143 (4d100)>>821891
Rolled 29, 39, 41, 81 = 190 (4d100)>>821891
Rolled 77, 42, 33, 56 = 208 (4d100)>>821891
Rolled 25, 54, 38, 45 = 162 (4d100)>>821891Let's gooooo
>>821910The first door you wander to is already open. Its probably reserved for some lucky loser in the next few rounds. Maybe whoever Brynn decides he likes the most besides Maconon will be kept here until they agree to serve him. Who knows what kind of torture that would be... you shudder at the thought. The second one is closed and locked. Looking inside you see a single Prinny playing a harmonica. Its doing a terrible job at it and you surmise has been silenced by a caster for his horrible playing. He doesn't seem to mind. The next two cells hole much more promise. In one is a demon is a more ragged version of the guard armor the helmet on his head has a massive dent on the left side. He is chained to the wall itself and seems to have stopped struggling. In the other cell is...!Its Dan, the other Armor Knight. Her neck would has been patched up and has been given minimal healing to prevent her from dying outright. Looks like the end hadn't come at the hands of Gneotho just yet. You are certain she is alive by the way her chest is moving. Its strange to watch her like this as you can't help but imagining your mistress lying there instead. It makes you feel...>Glad. Imagining her death is just visualizing a future where you are free and back to your lovely true form!>Worried. You genuinely care about Gneotho. Outside of her display of power she has shown vested interest in your survival, spend money on you and has been constantly praising you for good work.>Nothing. Its a little surreal, sure, but it means nothing to you in the end.(in case you are wondering Dan was the 90+ roll)
>>822013>Worried. You genuinely care about Gneotho. Outside of her display of power she has shown vested interest in your survival, spend money on you and has been constantly praising you for good work.Because aside from the first moment, Gneotho has been... pretty great to us, actually. And that first thing is understandable, given how a lot of people are in the Underworld.
>Worried. You genuinely care about Gneotho. Outside of her display of power she has shown vested interest in your survival, spend money on you and has been constantly praising you for good work.>Heal Dan so she can bust out?
>>822030This>Worried. You genuinely care about Gneotho. Outside of her display of power she has shown vested interest in your survival, spend money on you and has been constantly praising you for good work.>If you heal Dan she could act as a distraction, same for the other demon.
>>822013>Worried. You genuinely care about Gneotho. Outside of her display of power she has shown vested interest in your survival, spend money on you and has been constantly praising you for good work.
>>822039Yeah, let's heal Dan and then the Demon.
>>822027>>822030>>822039>>822047>>822049Seeing Gneotho in place of Dan, even for a brief moment makes your heart beat just a bit faster. You genuinely care for Gneotho. Your subjugation aside, she has been incredibly kind to you, completely undemonic of her, but you appreciate it. You wait a moment for the guards to continue down the hall before opening the cell door and stepping inside. Dan's breathing is ragged, uneven and shallow. Judging from the dark circles and haggard look on her face, they hadn't just healed her since abducting her. Most likely Brynn or someone under him had gotten their hands on her for a small while, probably to squeeze any information about Gneotho's fighting style that they could use to find a weakness. You face contorts to share your repulsion at the thought of what horrible things they did to her. You place a hand on Dan and, quietly, chant the heal spell to help the poor soul. Her breathing soothes a bit and her vacant eyes fill with a little bit of life once again. "I... know... you?" She is barely audible.You nod, not willing to make sound with the guards so close to you. She is as healed as you can get her right now, but she has to recover her spirit on her own. You quietly tell Dan to stay still and quiet while you go to the cell next door to check on the prisoner there. She nods and closes her eyes for a moment.In the other cell, the imprisoned guard makes no movements. The dent in the helmet is pretty severe and it is nearly impossible to get the helmet off. The only thing you can tell about him is that he's alive. You cast a healing spell on him and his head lifts to look at you... you think. Its hard to tell with the fully encasing helmets like the guards wear. "You're not with the Palace healers. Who are you? What are you doing here?">Doesn't matter. What are you doing here?>Part of your everyday run-of-the-mill coup. You look like you'd be disgruntled enough to leak information about the dungeon's layout.>I'm part of a conspiracy to overthrow Brynn. Want to help?>I was never here. You saw no one.
>>822124>Part of your everyday run-of-the-mill coup. You look like you'd be disgruntled enough to leak information about the dungeon's layout.
>Doesn't matter. What are you doing here?They might be loyal, even here.
>Part of your everyday run-of-the-mill coup. You look like you'd be disgruntled enough to leak information about the dungeon's layout."If they cared they wouldn't have leaf you like this, right? And I also have a Dark Knight helping me so don't try to betray me to the guards. And you think the guy who betrayed every Overlord he served so far would be kind with you anyway? He will probably just turn you into a his personal maid with a screwed up reincarnation as a thank you present!"
>>822176This.>Part of your everyday run-of-the-mill coup. You look like you'd be disgruntled enough to leak information about the dungeon's layout.
>>822183>>822176>>822137"Haha... oh you know..." You smile weakly and dismissively wave your hand in front of your face, "Just your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill coup trying to usurp the throne! The usual! Say, you look like you'd be disgruntled enough to leak vital information to a rival power. What do you say we work together?" Well, you aren't lying. There's nothing too exceptional about the counter-conspriacy... save for its members and its execution... okay so its anything but ordinary, but that's not the point. The guard stares at your for a while, you think. Before hanging his head and sighing."There's really no waking up out of this, is there. I'm really imprisoned in the dungeons, aren't I?" He makes a pathetic groaning noise as he pulls his legs to him. "I don't remember why I'm down here, but I do remember I don't like Seneschal Brynn. Why is that..." He's talking to himself more than he's talking to you it seems. You debate on going back to checking on Dan when the Imprisoned Guard has his epiphany. "Oh! That's right! I saw Brynn planning to overthrow Overlord Ghraanus! I heard his whole plan! How he was going to use some convoluted plan to have this tournament to weed out any competition to the title and then take the throne when they're all weakened! I was going to report him to Ghraanus when something hit me on the head."You stare hard at the Imprisoned Guard. What are you going to do with this guy?>Get MP14 to free him while you catch Dan up to speed.>Try to coerce more info out of IG (feed me your questions!)>Other plans?
Okay so, I have to get up early in the morning... yet again... so I'm calling a small break so I can sleep. Go ahead and make your desicions/ask questions and I promise as soon as I am back in about 12 hours or so, I'll continue where we left off!
>>822250"Tell me all you heard about the plan and I will heal you more."
>>822250>Get MP14 to free him while you catch Dan up to speed.
>>822250>>Get MP14 to free him while you catch Dan up to speed.We already know Brynn is planning some shit, so leave freeing him and asking to MP14, I think it would be a better use of our time to get as many potential allies as possible before time's out, and probably most if not all of them are quite pissed off with Brynn for this treatment of barely keeping them alive
>>823155But nothing says we cannot waste a few minutes to learn more."Tell me all you heard about the plan and I will heal you more."The bulldhit thing about demons is, even two menbers of the same species, age race and gender might have different healing rates. So as long as we don't heal him all the way it will be okay. We could fix his head since is covered by the helmet anyway.
I'm back and ready to start things up again! Right now I think we're tied.two for getting more information out of IGandtwo for letting MP14 handle it and you go check on Dan
>>823562Vote for Dan, get MP4 to get everything he can from this guy.
>>823567>>823155>>823121You look out the door of the cell. As if born from the shadows itself, Mystery Person 14 silently strides out."MP, can you get more info out of him? He sounds like he'll be useful to the cause. I need to go back to check on Dan and make sure she's recovering all right." You give the order and the Dark Knight nods his head solemnly. You walk across the hall again and back to Dan's cell. Her breathing is still rather strained, but its quickly improved from when you first healed her. Her back is to you and she seems to have curled up into a ball; her arms wrapped around her legs.>Make a sound to alert her that you are back and check for any injuries you might have missed.>Just start into questioning her about what they did to her after the match with Gneotho.>Start with some small talk. Ask her how she's doing now?>Forego the foreplay and dive right into the recruitment pitch.
>>823619>>Just start into questioning her about what they did to her after the match with Gneotho.I would prefer to go straight to the business, but knowing what they did to her would help to have a better recruitment pitch for others. And acquire in character knowledge of the child of Kain's friend if she saw any kid being dragged there against its will
>>823619>Just start into questioning her about what they did to her after the match with Gneotho.Start out with this, but after you finish pumping her for information and get a feel on her motives, go into the pitch.
>>823619>Forego the foreplay and dive right into the recruitment pitch."I will fully heal and rescue you if you work for me in a coup."
>>823619>>Forego the foreplay and dive right into the recruitment pitch.
You guys are killing me with these ties. Next new vote- or reassigned vote- wins.
>>823718Fine forego the foreplay.
>>823731>>823647>>823641You enter the room and sit down across from where Dan is curled up into the fetal position. After a moment of silence, you sigh. Well, maybe she's the kind of person who appreciate the direct approach. With who knows what happened, trying to beat around the bush might just upset the Armor Knight further."I have a proposal for you. If you work with us and help us in our plan to overthrow Brynn, I'll fully heal you and help you escape." Your voice is soft, but the words are still resolute. The silence returns for a moment."Is Gneotho... okay?" She asks weakly."Yeah. She's fine. Right now she's recuperating from your fight in a safe place and preparing for the coup.""I'm glad." Her back shudders for a moment before she lets go of her knees and turns to face you. Her eyes have heavy dark circles under them (almost as dark as the circles under your eyes) but they have regained a little more light in them. "What do you need of me?">Come with us while we rescue the other tournament losers, we're staging a jail break!>There's a guard in the next room who said he'll turn against the Palace, protect him while we prepare the next phase of the plan.>Other?
>>823791>Come with us while we rescue the other tournament losers, we're staging a jail break!Guys is it wrong I want to spoil and bully Ana?
>>823791>There's a guard in the next room who said he'll turn against the Palace, protect him while we prepare the next phase of the plan.She's really weak right now and a tank. Keep her in her element.
>>823791>There's a guard in the next room who said he'll turn against the Palace, protect him while we prepare the next phase of the plan.
>>823820>>823827"There's a guard in the cell across the hallway we think will help us out. We need you to keep an eye on him and keep him safe while we begin the next phase of the plan. Once we get everything set up we'll come get the both of you and begin the coup. Gather your strength, Dan; Gneotho needs your help."And like that, a wild fire ignites behind the Armor Knight's eyes. "Gneotho... needs me?" You almost have a bad feeling about this. "I'll- I'll do it! You can count on me! Gneotho can count on me! I'll be useful! I can help everyone, you'll see!" She tries to spring to her feet, but gets dizzy and falls back on her rear end. "Heheheh... Not very graceful, was it? But I'm alright! I can do it!" She gets back on her feet, slower this time. And crosses the hall.As she enters, you see Mystery Person 14 leaning against the door frame. >Ask him for an update. Any news on IG?>Tell him its time to get moving. The next patrol will be along shortly. He can update you while you move.>Other?
>>823869>>Tell him its time to get moving. The next patrol will be along shortly. He can update you while you move.Time is the essence here.
>>823869>Tell him its time to get moving. The next patrol will be along shortly. He can update you while you move.
>>823869>Heal the crazy girl.She won't be of much use otherwise.>Tell him its time to get moving. The next patrol will be along shortly. He can update you while you move.
I don't know if this is a post coup or during coup idea, but it would be best to get our hands on the Reincarnation machine, as well as a comprehensive guide on how it works.
>>823888Ditto. >Heal the crazy girl.>Tell him its time to get moving. The next patrol will be along shortly. He can update you while you move.Let's not be that stingy with our healing.
>>823893Post. The thing is very well defended. And we need to rig it so all reincarnations are female
>>823893>>823909Once we're done with all this, i'm soo turning Brynn into the cutest, most huggable and harmless loli ever (super resetted to level 1 with zero stat and skill inheritance). That's what he will get as punishment.
>>823909"No, I have no idea why you ended a girl, that damn Brynn must have broken it!"Just as planned
>>823877>>823879>>823884>>823888>>823904You say a quick chant and aim your magic at Dan, healing her as much as you can. You turn to Mystery Person 14 and nod before starting down the hall. As expected, he follows you and starts into his report."The guard's name is Perciel and he's not just any guard. He's Ghraanus's grandson and was the captain of the guard before the last coup happened." You nearly trip over your own two feet as the words register with your brain."H-how can you say that so casually?! That's kind of a huge revelation!" You whipser-shout at him, but he ignores it and continues."Perciel witnessed the initial planning of the conspiracy as we know it, so he doesn't know any more about the reasons than we do. What he did know was the layout of the Palace. Even some interesting features that I doubt even Brynn knows. I can point us in the direction of the dungeon cells that are most likely to contain the rest of the tournament losers.">Well, damn! That's amazing MP! Great job!>Good job. I'll see if I can get you a raise.>Interesting. Let's get going then.>I-Its not that impressive. I could have done that, too. So don't get cocky!
>Good job. I'll see if I can get you a raise.He did a good job, and that's what he cares about.
>>823945>>Good job. I'll see if I can get you a raise.He's been pretty mercenary no-nonsense so far.
>>823945>Well, damn! That's amazing MP! Great job!I want to tell him about the raise so Gneotho can "punish" her later for giving him a raise without consulting her first
>Hug him>Well, damn! That's amazing MP! Great job!
>>823960... Than didn't you mean to vote for the second option?
>>823989Ditto>Hug him>Well, damn! That's amazing MP! Great job!
>>823999No I don't want to punish Ana, as fun as it is
>>823960>>823989>>824005You feel the excitement bubbling up within you. Unable to control yourself, you hug Mystery Person 14 tightly around the middle. Despite the armor, he's surprisingly huggable. "That's amazing MP! Great job!" Your face turns red as you realize what you're doing. "U-um, I mean. Good job. I-I'll see if I can get Gneotho to give you a raise for your competence." Smooth, Ana, smooth.He looks a little uncomfortable being held, so you let him go. "I appreciate the gesture, Anasael, but I am only doing the job I was hired for." He adjusts his armor around the neck before skulking behind you.>Roll d100! Quick!
>>823945>Good Job I'll see if I can get you a raise
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>824034
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>824034Oh shit!
>>824034Looks like Ana is being punished after all
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>824034
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>824034
>>824060Seems in your joy at the information, you had forgotten to use your inside voice and have attracted the attention of a patrol! Luckily they haven't noticed you specifically yet. You and Mystery Person have a chance to hide before they can spot you and sound the alarm! What are your moves?>Grab MP and hide in a cell! (Roll d100 to avoid [s]romantic tension[/s] detection)>Hide behind a pillar! MP can fend for himself! (d100 to avoid detection)>Push an attack! Take them out before they get a chance to alert anyone of anything! (Shift to Mystery Person 14's perspective then roll d100 for attack!)
>>824102>>Push an attack! Take them out before they get a chance to alert anyone of anything! (Shift to Mystery Person 14's perspective then roll d100 for attack!)Well, shit got real and they are going to react once the prisoners escaped anyway, so no harm in beating the shit out of the guards.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>824102>Grab MP and hide in a cell! (Roll d100 to avoid [s]romantic tension[/s] detection)I am not worried about romantic tension, Ana belongs to Gneotho
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>824102>>Grab MP and hide in a cell! (Roll d100 to avoid [s]romantic tension[/s] detection)I want the nat 1.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>824102Grab MP and hide in a cell! (Roll d100 to avoid [s]romantic tension[/s] detection)Shouldn't MP have a combat bonus due to being a Dark Knight?
Rolled 11 (1d100)>Grab MP and hide in a cell! (Roll d100 to avoid [s]romantic tension[/s] detection)>>824116Nice!
>>824116If you want to check the stats and skills of Gneotho's allies, look at the assocaited pastebin link at beginning of the thread.
In your mind you imagine Gneotho's disapproving scowl as the guards arrest all four of you and throw you in the dungeons. It rattles your nerves greatly and you grab Mystery Person 14 and hurl the two of you in a nearby cell. You didn't count on the cell itself actually being a broom closet. In retrospect, you think that maybe the interior designer made all the doors look so similar to make the hallway seem longer than it was, so it wasn't your fault this happened!Your chest is pressed firmly up against MP and your delicate hands are resting lightly on the tops of his shoulders. He, on the other hand, is desperately trying to not touch you while the two of you are restricted by the walls. You've never actually seen him show emotion on his face before, but his eyebrows are starting to furrow. What does that mean? You feel his heartbeat racing and his hot breath on top of your head. It is a long moment before the two of you are certain the guards are gone. Probably equating your voice to noisy prisoners complaining or something equally ignore-able.The two of you let out a sigh of relief and attempt to unwedge yourself from the closet.>Roll d100
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>824185Oh lady Gneotho
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>824185Rolling for Anasael still being gay for Gneotho
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>824185
>>824210Rolling for Dark Knight being secretly a girl.
It takes some work, but you manage to pop out of the tiny, tiny room. It feels great to breathe unrestricted again! Mystery Person stands back up and dusts off his armor."The coast is clear, Anasael. Let's keep progressing with the plan. Follow me." He takes the lead and guides you down the next hallway.>Strike up a conversation:>Ask him about his motives>Ask him about his feelings for Gneotho>Ask him about you>Ask him about something else (write in)
>>824255>>Ask him about his motivesHe sounds like he's determined, although the lack of ambition for overlordness is puzzling, as he's just working for money and doesn't attempt to become overlord unlike kain
>>824255>Ask him about his feelings for GneothoLead in with that, then ask about his motives.
>>824270This, I must determine if his motives for my lady are pure
>>824255>Ask him about his motives
>Ask him about his motivesEnough fooling around, time to do our jobs.
>>824331>>824321>>824267"So..." You ease into your subject, "Other than money, why are you doing this? What made you decide to join us?" Your curiosity is getting the better of you again. Mystery Person looks back at you for a second, returns his eyes forward and sighs."I had companions who had joined this tournament with me. We had made a pact that no matter who won, we would accept loss graciously and follow the victor without question. They all lost in the first round except me. I expected them to show up and cheer me on, but no one showed up. I got worried. I had my suspicions that something else was afoot, but Gneotho's proposition was the nail in the coffin. This stopped being about the title when Brynn messed with my friends. All I want now is to see him crushed." Wide eyed, you nod in understanding. Underneath that bristly exterior, Mystery Person 14 is kind of a softie. Its kinda cute. "Also, I like money, so its win-win for me." You can't help but chuckle at the quip. There is another spell of silence before the Dark Knight asks something of you."So why did you come here?""Because Lady Gneo-""No I mean, why did you come to Potential X, Anasael. Or should I say Great Sage Anasael of the Void?" He turns and eyes you again. You are taken aback by the title he addresses you by.>That name means nothing to me. Anasael of the Void is dead.>I- I think you have me confused. Anasael of the Void? Hahaha Who's that?>I haven't gone by that name in a long time. And I don't plan on taking it back again.>So you know of me? I'm surprised. Almost no one in this Netherworld is familiar with me.>Great Sage who of the who? What?
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>824185Mp is realy a fag
>>824421"I hate time travel."Honestly if we were a sage we would not have such a low Wisdom score. So it must be future Anasael not us.
>>824421>I- I think you have me confused. Anasael of the Void? Hahaha Who's that?I'd rather remain in character, revelation of past actions aside.
>>824421>So you know of me? I'm surprised. Almost no one in this Netherworld is familiar with me.
>>824421>>So you know of me? I'm surprised. Almost no one in this Netherworld is familiar with me.Let's be honest. Even if we denied it, he knows.
"You know what? Never try to travel to the past to set right what once went wrong, it sucks."
>>824444>>824454Oh crap someone actually knows about you! Quick, brain, make an excuse! "I-I think you have me confused. Anasael of the Void? Aahaha... Who's that?" Your voice is nervous and shaky, but you hope he buys it. He stares at you for a moment before return his vision to the path ahead."My mistake then. Sorry." His low, gravelly voice doesn't echo. A sigh of relief silently escapes from you. It wouldn't do if people discovered that you really are a Sage... or was a Sage. You were a master of arcane magic, taught to you by the Demon Tree. In the pursuit of knowledge you left the Tree and the other sages. Your peers called you the Rogue Sage, but to those who you interacted with, you were the Great Sage Anasael of the Void. You had spent over 13000 years studying all magic and even learned how to create small Personal Netherworlds with your great power. You created Tartarus and was on the road to creating a true Netherworld when the demonic thirst for power and prestige struck you. When Ghraanus fell, the title was too tempting to resist. In your arrogance you played along with Brynn's games, but didn't expect the wheel to rob you of most of your accomplishments. In the panic of your situation, you hastily planned a coup to dispose of Brynn and restore your power. Then you approached Gneotho and the rest is history.Your reflection is cut short, though. Mystery Person 14 places an arm out to stop you and you notice:>You are at the cells, safely>There are armed guards around the cells.>There are armed guards harassing prisoners in the cells.>There is a strange machine attached to the cell.
>>824571>There is a strange machine attached to the cell.Mistery box ho!
>>824571>>You are at the cells, safelySounds like there's more potential for reveals and character developments if tehre's no guards or strange machines there
>>824571>There is a strange machine attached to the cell.
>>824592>There is a strange machine attached to the cell. Anasael Wisdom score must be negative, right?
>>824571>There is a strange machine attached to the cell
>>824604If you are a mighty Sage you don't participate on a tournament following another person rules, you get an idiot to do it for you.
>>824601>>824604>>824611>>824592A strange boxy machine is attached to the cell door. A zombie in a navy coverall is examining the device with a few tools in his hand. "Uhhh..." It mumbles to itself as it messes with the box. You hear moans coming from behind the large cell door. You look to MP who gives you a look.>Its time for you to shine, MP. (Shift to Mystery Person 14's perspective)>Let's wait and see what the machine does. (Roll d100 for bad things)>Other?
>>824658>>Its time for you to shine, MP. (Shift to Mystery Person 14's perspective)What if the machine's torturing somebody or transforming them into zombie/erynga hybrids? Let's rock!
>>824658>Its time for you to shine, MP. (Shift to Mystery Person 14's perspective)Better leave this for someone with better Wiz.
>>824658>Its time for you to shine, MP. (Shift to Mystery Person 14's perspective)
>>824639Why so judgey? One error in judgement and she's just completely brain dead to you?
>>824683Her entire coup would've fallen apart if not for us coming in.
>>824683Well, centuries of experience and she trusts what's basically... an Evil Chancellor. Granted she has the excuse of not being native and that the guy aparently fooled almost everyone. But yes, a Sage must be wise.
>>824696Just because she has book smarts and magical might doesn't exactly means she has common sense or street smarts.Hell, she has proven a few times to be rather naive and innocent as well.
>>824729Then she is not a sage. Sage literally means "Wise old man/person".
>>824670>>824673>>824678>>824682You nod back to Mystery Person 14 and ready your staff.------Now you are Mystery Person 14: Mercenary. Currently you are charging forward with your sword drawn. Your target is the Zombie in the coveralls. The box he's working on is probably magic and is doing something to the demons in the cell. Zombies aren't good conversationalists, so you dispatch the worker. Its so weak it doesn't even warrant a roll. Behind you Anasael cautiously approaches."Oh well, that was easy." She kicks the lower half of the zombie before it disappears into wisps of light. "Now what do we have here?" She kneels down and examines the box, quickly becoming engrossed in its inner workings. You turn your gaze to the viewing window on the door. The cell itself is massive; holding what must be a large portion of the missing tournament contestants. Most of them look weakened by whatever this device was doing."So what is that thing, Anasael?" You ask."Its amazing! Whoever designed this must have quite the grasp on magical engineering! Its actually an artificial magic dispenser mimicking the Enfeeble spell on a level impossible for real casters!">"How do we shut it off?">"Can we reverse it?">"Out of the way, it needs to be broken.">Other
>>824765However in Disgaea, Sage is an advanced class that combines the archer with the mage class. It specialized in massive area attack spells.http://disgaea.wikia.com/wiki/Sage
>>824765That would be in the context of real life. In a few fantasy setting and videogames, sage is just somebody who's pretty good at magic and might or might not actually be a wise leader-like figure.And within Disgaea, a random prinny could easily reincarnate into a sage just because.>>824781>"Can we reverse it?"Become the buffest of knights!
>>824781>"Can we reverse it?"
>>824781"So permanent power drain? And they are probably using the power drained to make that bastard stronger?">"Can we reverse it?">>824794MP referred to her the wise old man kind of sage, and she isn't. Talk about undeserving publicity..
>>824794>>824819Even so; MP14 still has the wrong idea about how wise our blonde healer is...>"Can we reverse it?"We need to save the future minions for our Boss!
>>824857Well, we don't know what he meant with Great Sage. Maybe he simply meant for her to be super powerful as he saw first handed how clumsy and easy to get flustered she was, traits unfitting of an actual wise woman.
>>824857>>824839>>824837>>824819"Can we reverse it?" You ask the cleric. She lets out a haughty laugh and looks at you with a confident and superior grin."Can I reverse it!? Child's play for a powerful sorceress like myself!" She stops and stammers for a second "I-I'm no Sage, but I have more than sufficient knowledge to change it from Enfeeble to any buff I currently know. Anything in that room will get a temporary boost for as long as they stay in that room and maybe for a short time after they leave." >Change the machine to Braveheart to boost their attack.>Change the machine to Shield to boost their defense.Anasael rolls up her sleeves and stick one arm into the machinery. "So they went with a counter-clockwise Mobius configuration? How wasteful. If it was me, I'd..." You lose interest in her magical techno-babble and look back at the door itself. Its locked quite well compared to the other cell doors further up. They were probably confident that the prisoners further up wouldn't have the strength to run or were firmly bound in some other way.>Attempt to pick the lock. (d100 -15)>Force the door open. (d100)>Wait for the machine to start working and see if you can call a Thief or Ninja to the door and have them pick it.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>824958>>Change the machine to Braveheart to boost their attack.>Force the door open
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>824958>Change the machine to Shield to boost their defense.>Force the door open. (d100)
>>824958>Force the door open. (d100)No need to over complicate this.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>824958>Force the door open. (d100)No need to over complicate this.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>824980>Change the machine to Shield to boost their defense.>Force the door open. (d100)
>>824987Forgot the >Change the machine to Braveheart to boost their attack.
>>824977>>824980>>824987Bye bye door and the wall behind it, and the one after it and...
>>824987>Change the machine to Shield to boost their defense.>Force the door open. (d100)
>>824987>>825010"Braveheart. They might be a distraction for the real attack, but if they're successful, that's less cleanup for us later." You utter as you back away from the door exactly 14 paces."That's a really efficient idea." She remarks before putting her head inside the device. "Okay its primed. I just have to cast the spell to give it a template to work off of." There is a small blue flash as Anasael casts her spell. A moment after, her upper half emerges from the mechanical box. There are smears of black grease on her face and hands now. "All set! Now we just have to let it do... its..." She trails off as she watches you take a starting position. "What are you doing?" She asks."Opening the door." You respond casually as you begin your charging sprint. Your speed is surprising given the weight of your armor, and before she can protest, you slam into the door. The sound is loud and you feel the iron and wood creak, crack and splinter under the force of your assault! Anasael stares at you, partially horrified and concerned for the device she just reprogrammed per your instructions and partially awestruck at the strength you just demonstrated.Luckily for you the machine itself is fine. The door, though won't be able to close ever again. Slowly it creaks open and the two of you can enter inside."You could have broken the box, you dummy! Ow!" Anasael slaps your shoulder, hurting her hand. She's scowling at you.>I regret nothing.>We needed the door open.>I'm still getting that raise, right?>Whoops.
>>825086>We needed the door open.
>>825086>>We needed the door open.No nonsense, all action. It would've taken time and skills you don't have to pick the lock open.
>>825086>We needed the door open.It worked.
>>825099>>825101>>825102>>825110"We needed the door open." You repeat flatly. "And I didn't damage the box. Everything worked out fine." She stammered back, completely flustered."But you co- I jus- You told me to- UGH!!"You walk into the cell and Anasael, admitting defeat, follows you in. Aside from Dan, who you saw above, and a couple others, the entirety of the tournament losers has been gathered here. Notably, you see Doc Floofers, Cinderrun, Hexagramaton, Tank, Hidden Maul and Crack Addict. The last of whom seems incredibly hostile to see Anasael."Hey! Your that cleric from the fight! So you were working with Brynn this whole time?! I should have known when he made the fight 2v2! What did he promise you? Money? Power? If you had backed me instead, I could have offered you the same thing and you'd get the honor of seeing a real a prime example of demon anatomy.">Initiate sick burn. (make your quip)>Just choke him for insulting an ally. (d100)>Stand there stoically and let it happen.>Death Glare on steroids (d100)
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>825206>Death Glare on steroids (d100)
>>825206>>Initiate sick burn. (make your quip)"I broke the door and we came from my friends and the other prisoners, I could leave you in the cell if you insist with that attitude"And say it looking as bored and dull as possible.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>825206>Death Glare on steroids (d100)
>>825226"You know what? Your name sucks, your new name is Lucy!"
>>825247"And boy do you have some 'splainin to do."
>>825247>>825258Oh god this
>>825226Your commanding glare and sinister aura makes the churlish Warrior slink back. "I thought so." You quip as you attend to helping some of the losers who are still recovering from the exposure to the Enfeeble Machine. Anasael, however has decided not to let him off so easy."You know what? I don't like your name. Its ridiculous! From now on, your name is Lucy!""Wh-hey! No way am I going to-" Lucy's protests are cut short by another cutting look from you. Emboldened, Ana continues her tirade."And boy do you have some explaining to do! Where did you get that special weapon? We snuck in weapons from from Rosen Queen, sure, but they never sold items like your anti-armor sword. Admit it, Brynn gave it to you!" She points at Lucy accusingly. The weight of the entire room bears down on Lucy, who is beginning to sweat.You stand up and approach him, his form shrinking under the pressure of your shadow.>Intimidate him.>Ask him for the truth.>Don't wait, just break him.>(roll d100 for each option)
>>825313>Ask him for the truth.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>825313>Ask him for the truth
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>825325
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>825313>Ask him for the truth.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>825360
>>825374>>825353"Is this true?" You lean in closer to his face and narrow your eyes. He whimpers and tries to back away, but bumps into the back wall of the cell."I... I... Okay yes! He gave it to me. He said that he'd back me if I took out Gneotho. He said didn't want someone with such undemonic compassion ruling the Netherworld he's served for so long. I just wanted an edge! I swear I didn't know he was doing something like this! Ple-hee-heese! Believe me!" He gets on his knees and begs profusely. You think he's about to start crying. Pathetic."Fine. I'll let you off the hook on one condition." Anasael responds."What? What is it? I'll do it!" He's whines."You now serve my Lady Gneotho and myself as my subordinate! Do as you are told and you shall be rewarded! Betray us and be punished with a fate worse than death!" She looms over him with a terrifying look in her eyes. You don't know what this fate is and you don't want to know.All that's left to do now is gather the troops and organize the attack.>Give them the details.>Give them an interpretation of the details (omitting the ambush)>Give a rousing speech of heroism!>Give them something else (Write in)
>>825465>Give them aninterpretation of the details (omitting the ambush)Oh Ana, doing me proud
>>825465>Give them an interpretation of the details (omitting the ambush)"And Lucy, as soon as you can, you will start wearing a maid uniform."Everyone looks at you "What? I prefer mental torture over physical and I do need him healthy enough to fight and heal."
>>825465>Give a rousing speech of heroism!Alright here's Operation: Save Potential X: The Smell of Blood and Gunsmoke. We are going to wage a personal war to save Potential X. For too long has Brynn deceived and oppressed us. No longer. Today we fight back against the man behind the man. Today we strike out against one who thinks himself so much better than us. Today we all band together under the banner of Lady Gnetho. Today we believe in our own justice.
>>825532Shit forgot the image
>>825515This.>Give them an interpretation of the details (omitting the ambush)
>>825474>>825515>>825582You decide to tell them what they need to know and nothing else."Listen up, everyone." Your voice booms loud enough to startle everyone there, including Anasael who didn't know your voice worked at the volume. "We are here to rescue you and organize our counter assault on Brynn, who manipulated us all and stacked the game against us so he could steal the title of Overlord from the winner of the tournament at their weakest." There are some murmurs from the crowd. "Anasael reprogrammed the device on the door that was keeping you Enfeebled so that it will, instead bestow you with Braveheart and aid you in your escape and counter attack. During our infiltration down here, we discovered an eyewitness who has identified Brynn and his allies as the puppet masters responsible for orchestrating the death of Overlord Ghraanus and the previous Overlords who had the misfortune to have Brynn as their advisor." You pause to gauge the crowd again. You see many stern faces. None of them will admit it, but most of them found Ghraanus's rule quite agreeable and, while they jumped at the chance to seize the title of Overlord after he died, not many of them would have tried to overthrow him while he lived."Your counter attack will happen once the Anasael and I knock the last two conestants out of the running. When this happens, you must watch for the other Dark Knight, Maconon. He is not to be trusted as he is working in conjunction with Brynn. Once they are all accounted for, you will be free to rush the main hall and cause as much panic and mayhem as you can. Just be sure to target the Palace staff and not the innocent spectators. We are here to liberate them from Brynn, not bring them greater pain. Anyone who does otherwise will be punished." The crowd hushes a bit. A few of the rougher looking demons break eye contact. You can tell that was what they were planning, but your threat seems to have quashed those thoughts."Don't worry if you are not confident in taking on Brynn or his main conspirators. Gneotho, Anasael, Kain and I will be dealing with them personally. So for now, prepare for a fight and be ready to move on a moment's notice!" Your final command is meant with a smattering of quiet cheers. "Oh and Lucy." The whole crowd is startled, but no more than the Warrior himself. "As soon as you can, you are to change into a uniform befitting your new status as subordinate. I think a Maid's outfit will suffice." Your serious face confuses everyone as you turn and leave the cell with Anasael in tow."Did you really say that?! I could kiss you, MP! That was insane! Hehehe!" She giggles but once the words she said register to her, her face turns red. "I-I meant that metaphorically! I mean not that your unattractive... I mean you're a handsome demon... I just... ugh... do you have a shovel I can use to dig this grave any faster?" She covers her face, embarrassed. Which means she cannot see you silently smile and laugh to yourself.
>>825725>From here we have two option:>Go to Gneotho as she preps Tartarus for the ambushor if you find that boring>Skip to the end of Kain's and Graive's fight and the start of something a little more intense: MP14's fight versus Maconon.
>>825738>>Go to Gneotho as she preps Tartarus for the ambushWe must customize her last chance of training so she's ready to beat the shit out of Brynn And win back the hearts of Kain and Anasael, who lately have been corrupted by people driving them away from our harem
>>825738>Go to Gneotho as she preps Tartarus for the ambush
>Go to Gneotho as she preps Tartarus for the ambush.
>>825745Since Gneotho hasn't done in this session yet, you do not have points to spend on ranking up. This will mostly be designing your ambush in Tartarus.
>>825745>>825753>>825754>>825755Once again, you are Gneotho: Overlord Aspirant and currently an Armor Knight. You have just woken up after a strange dream while resting in Anasael's Personal Netherworld of Tartarus. In the dream, you were a young girl, clad in armor, running from something, you think. The more you try to focus on it, the harder it is to remember it. Huh... You feel a little different than yesterday while you were training. It must be that the work you put in has strengthened you even more than you thought! Well regardless, now that you are rested, it is time to set the ambush for Brynn and his co-conspirators!>Survey the arrival point in Tartarus and look at turning it into an arena.>See Captain Barrabus about setting booby traps>Other ideas?
>>825823>See Captain Barrabus about setting booby traps
>>825823>>See Captain Barrabus about setting booby trapsAlso, see if you can make an interrogation chamber. We want to pump Brynn for information on the reincarnation machine.
>>825823>>See Captain Barrabus about setting booby traps.>Get explosives if they have them.>Wonder why you want to say that "Flat is justice!"
>>825845Not the time, we have a fight incoming. >See Captain Barrabus about setting booby traps.>Get explosives if they have them.>Wonder why you want to say that "Flat is justice!"https://youtube.com/watch?v=AaCTAnZiGN8
>>825834>>825845>>825863>>825894You walk from the bedroom constructed in the back of the library to the central fountain where the Captain normally keeps watch over his staff. Like always, the sea captain hat-wearing Prinny is there. His flippers calmly folded behind his back. He snaps to attention when he sees you approach. Saluting, he speaks up."Good morning, dood! Have fully recovered from that rigorous training regiment you had me run you through?" His old, gruff voice is kind of soothing. Like a concerned grandfather."I'm doing fine, Captain. You know, for a non-combatant, you hit really hard." You stretch out your arms and smile brightly. "I'm actually curious about something. Do we have any stockpiled explosives?""E-Explosives?!" The Prinny is taken aback at the request, but recovers quickly. "I-I think there are some in the armory, but w-what are you planning with those, dood? Don't tell me you want to test your endurance against those so soon after recovering from the last training! I'm afraid I'd have to put my foot down, dood! I won't let you harm yourself so unnecessarily, dood!""At ease, Captain. Its nothing so insane." You chuckle a little at the gesture, but in the back of your head you store the idea for later training techniques. "We're going to ambush Brynn using Tartarus as a trap to limit his access to allies. I was thinking about setting mines and other traps to further tilt things in our favor.""Ah... I see, dood." The Prinny strokes an non-existent beard with a sagely look on his face. "WAIT A MINUTE, DOOD! YOU'RE BRINGING THE FIGHT HERE, DOOD?!" His expression shifts in an instant. His eyes nearly bulging out of his head and gallons of sweat pouring out from under his hat. "C-Can we talk about this first, dood?! Lady Anasael would never forgive me if any of her beloved books got singed in the fighting, dood! Aw, dood..." Captain turns away from you as he mumbles to himself.>Press the issue. Booby trap everything!>Don't push it. Only trap the arrival area.>Rethink the plan. Collateral damage to the Netherworld might have some unexpected consequences later.
>>826012>Don't push it. Only trap the arrival area.
>>826012>Don't push it. Only trap the arrival area"But since she used so powerful sitely she had objects or items to limit damage, right? I mean what kind of powerful mahic user does not make their library explosion proof?" You tilt your head in confusion."Anyway, do any of you can set a barrier while we fight? So he cannot excape and the damage is limited. You know... one would think that a powerful magic user wpuld have assistants that can do that... she didn't even think about it, did she?"
>>826053>Don't push it. Only trap the arrival area"But since she used to be so powerful, surely she had objects or items to limit damage, right? I mean what kind of powerful magic user does not make their library explosion proof?" You tilt your head in confusion."Anyway, do any of you can set a barrier while we fight? So he cannot excape and the damage is limited. You know... one would think that a powerful magic user would have assistants that can do that... she didn't even think about it, did she?"*In the games those barriers are probably used or when you fight Baal for example, you would end nuking the Netherworld.
>>826012Question: Do the others know we are booby-trapping the place?If not, we might wanna rethink this.
>>826070"Hey, hey, calm down, Captain. It's not like I'm planting bombs all over Tartarus." You wave your hands to gesture for him to calm down. "Besides, if since Ana used to be so powerful, surely she has something that limits the damage, right?" You tilt your head and the Captain mirrors you."Something that limits collateral damage? OH I think Lori has some old rock that does something like that, dood!" He scampers off, leaving you alone. Alone with an unlocked armory filled with explosives just a few hundred feet away. Things are about to escalate so fast and it only makes you more excited.>Don't contain it! Frolick to the bombs and place them with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!>Rush as fast as you can and place them down and remember to map them out!>Think things out some more. Plan your layout in advance so you can coordinate with the others.
>>826218>Rush as fast as you can and place them down and remember to map them out!We don't want our minions to die until after we are able to resurrect them.
>>826218>Rush as fast as you can and place them down and remember to map them out!
>>Rush as fast as you can and place them down and remember to map them out!
(Sorry for the late replies. Blues Brothers was on and I got distracted)>>826256>>826268>>826298Time is of the essence, so you quickly make your way into the armory. Taking as many bombs as you can carry in your arms, you hurry back to the entrance area of Tartarus and begin placing them. It seems that these bombs were part of her magical studies, too. Once you set them down, the explosives camouflage themselves against the obsidian tile almost seamlessly. Thinking about it a little, it wouldn't do for your allies to accidentally step on one of these devices and hurt themselves. You have one of the undead maids fetch you some paper and a pen. You make sure to mark where you placed the bombs and make enough copies for you, Kain, Ana, MP, and even one for Barrabus when the fight is done so clean up and bomb disposal can start.With the bombs in place and the maps made, you go over your own mental check list.>I'm all done. Now we wait. (Skip to the Counter Attack Roll d100s for both MP's and Ana's matches)>I'm all done. Just in time to see MP's match. >I'm all done. Just in time to cheer for Anasael in her match. (Roll d100 for the winner of MP's match)>There is still something for me to do. (What is the next prep task?)
>>826407>Potions and healing items, does this Pocket Netherworld have them,
>>826407>I'm all done. Just in time to cheer for Anasael in her match. (Roll d100 for the winner of MP's match)
>Potions and healing items, does this Pocket Netherworld have them?
>>826424>>826435Well... not really potions as much as food. Tartarus does have a concessions stand, but its a bit overpriced.
Actually now that I look at the time, I think I'm going to call things here for the session.Next time. We will begin the end... of the first arc!>There's no "Next Episode" bit tonight because I am tired. If you want to make one, be my guest. If I like it enough, I'll give you a special, one-time bonus! Winner's choice of either a bonus skill point, a stored auto-crit to be used at discretion, or a stored perfect defend
>>826513Thanks for running. I can't wait to "praise" Ana for her efforts
Next Episode: Misterious Person Detective 14!"Why did you save me? Why?" Lucy asks, wearing a Maid uniform "If I don't have a reason for someone to die, why should I let it die? You are more useful to me alive, right?" MP14 said while wearing a classical Sherlock Holmes costume."That's true, that's how a true demon should think! As expected from Dark Knight Sama!" Anasael said while wearing a school girl uniform."Ah right, I will go to wash Dark Knight Sama clothes." Lucy bows and leaves. 'That bastard, he doesn't care about me who is a man wearing woman clothes and with a girl name! He just saved me because I was useful. Oh my, Anasael-chan is right, that's how a demon should act, Dark Knight Sama is incredible!'"Big brother, why are you looking so scared?" Gneotho asks while wearing a private school schoolgirl uniform. "I don't how but sundenly I feel like someone walked over my grave."In the next episode of Misterious Person Detective 14!, Kain goes on a date with our-"THAT'S ENOUGH! THIS ISN'T A DETECTIVE SERIES AT ALL, IT JUST COMEDY AND ROMANCE WITH STUPID GAGS, I QUIT!" Misterious Person then 14 leaves the scenario.In the next episode of Anasael Sage Detective and Healer by night, A Dark Knight dies when he is killed, and our lovely detective has to find out why."BASTARDS!"
>>826974I tend to imagine MP14 as Zelgadis from Slayers. Anasael as Amelia and I don't know about the rest.
How about this a custom class for our Healer?Elder Witch: A witch that has lived for centuries and reached legendary status in her magic use. This unique Overdrive mode multiplies magic spells by x3, although other stats gains are minimal. While not a front line fighter, the Elder Witch is devastating at long range, and very good at middle range if it has a strong tank to shield her.Her attack spells tend to be too strong for the frontlines. The Elder Witch is basically the evolution of the Sage class, only strong healing magic and middle range attack spells are added. It can also remember any spell Anasael has cast as another class, but won't be able to use it if Anasael couldn't use it before activating Overdrive.As the Elder Witch, Anasael has the potential to use any kind of magic a Mage or Witch can use but due to certain bastard who turned her into a Cleric, Anasael will have to take time to learn said spells as a class that can use them outside Overdrive mode.