(So, I'm back. The laptop that had all the files for my last attempt at running a Persona Quest is totally trashed, so I'm starting from scratch.)You step off the bus onto an empty street with luggage in tow. This is the town of Hashigata, and it's looking pretty dead here. The wind blows, cold and noisy. It kicks up bits of discarded wrappers and newspaper. >Name/Gender
>>1409375I'm not good at nip names so this
>>1409350>WANG YANGMING/ male
>>1409350Alexander Brooks/malegaijin mode
>>1409417This, and male.
>>1409469You are Ryoma Shizuhara, You're coming to this sleepy town because your mother is currently fighting cancer and to ease the financial/emotional burden on her and your older sister, you've been shipped off to live with your grandfather until your mother gets better. The empty street makes you think of ghost towns as you reach into your pocket and pull out your cellphone, thinking of calling your grandfather. However, your cell phone seems to have died on the bus ride into Hashigata. You sigh in annoyance and walk down the street, eventually finding a payphone near a closed bar. Luckily, you remember your grandfather's phone number. After fumbling for a 10 yen coin, you manage to dial him up."Hello?" he answers after a few rings>Hey, it's Ryoma. I'm at a payphone by some bar, could you pick me up?>Why didn't you meet me at the bus stop, Gramps?>Write-in
>>1409578>Why didn't you meet me at the bus stop, Gramps?>We're at a payphone near some shitty bar.
>>1409578>Why didn't you meet me at the bus stop, Gramps?
>>1409578>>Why didn't you meet me at the bus stop, Gramps?>Everything alright?
>>1409578>Hey, it's Ryoma. I'm at a payphone by some bar, could you pick me up?
>>1409593>>1409596>>1409607Vote on telling him location or asking him if he's alright
>>1409623Both I guess?
>>1409623Ask if he's alright.
>>1409645>>1409649"Why didn't you meet me at the bus stop, Gramps?" you ask, a little pushier than you intend. You stop to take a deep breath and sigh, checking your attitude in the process. "I'm at at a payphone by some crappy bar, could you pick me up?""Sure thing, Ryoma-kun. Just give me a bit to get the truck started...the old thing takes awhile to start up these days."Before he hangs up, you cut in. "Hey...how are you, Gramps? ...How you holding up?"There's a pause that lasts only a moment but feels like an eternity. "...We'll talk later." he says softly. With that, he hangs up. You sit on a nearby bench and check your watch. It'll probably be a few minutes for Grandpa to show up, and you're tired as hell- it was a long, uncomfortable bus ride.You close your eyes and begin to drift off to sleep....(Continued)
>>1409778e You find yourself in a blue room, reminiscent of a 1950s American diner- booths with leather upholstery, a counter area with stools...but it's all overwhelmingly blue. The ceiling, the blue tiles on the checkered floor, the upholstery, the tables...even the neon lighting from the counter area is blue. You realize you are seated at a booth, and across from you sits a strange looking man in a suit with a balding head, pointed ears, and a bizarrely long nose. As far as you can tell, you and the man before you are the only ones in the diner.The man chuckles when he knows you are aware of his presence. "Ah, it's good to finally meet you. We've been waiting for you to arrive. My name is Igor. It is my great pleasure to make your acquaintance."
>"...where am I?">"Who are you?">Write in
>>1409839>"...where am I?"
>>1409886"...where am I?" you ask. The long-nosed man chuckles in response. "This is the Velvet Room, a place that exists between dreams and reality, mind and matter. Only those with a contract may use this room; which brings us to why you are here right now...."Seemingly out of nowhere, a piece of paper appears before you, along with a blue fountain pen. The piece of paper reads:'From here on in, I hereby accept that my life and choices are mine own.'Under that single line of text is a space to sign your name.>Sign it>Ask him if why you need this contract
>>1409938>Ask him if why you need this contract>OtherAnd if i don't sign it?i mean i know what will happen but let see what igor will say about this thing.
>>1409938>Ask him if why you need this contractDoes this contract give me my life?
>>1409945>>1409971"Why do I need this contract?" You ask. Igor steeples his fingers. "There will come a time in the near future where you will require the services of the Velvet Room."You think about it, then assume that this is just a weird dream and see no harm in signing the contract. You sign the contract and it immediately fades into nothingness. "Excellent," says Igor. "Now, allow me to introduce my assistant. Henry, could you come out please?"Out from what you thought was the kitchen is a man in a waiter's outfit, carrying a covered silver platter in one hand. He has gold eyes and a blue bowtie that matches the rest of the room. Igor gestures to the waiter. "This is Henry. He is a resident of the Velvet Room, much like myself." Henry looks to you with an unreadable expression. "Pleased to meet you, sir." he says in a monotone voice. Igor glances to something on the wall behind you. "Oh, it seems we've run out of time for now. We shall go over details the next time you are here. Until then, farewell..."You wake up to the sound of a car horn. (Continued)
>>1410037You practically pop up into an alert position and see your grandfather, Mitsuoki Nagamine, in a beat-up, rusty looking pickup truck. You have some fond memories of Gramps- he had a small farm here, and you spent quite a few days there when you were a little kid."What're you waitin' for?" asks Gramps. "Get in!"(OK, I'm extremely tired and I've been having serious back pain so I'm gonna cut it here and continue later.)
>>1410073Thanks for running
Gramps drives you to the outskirts of Hashigata, to the farm you remember from your childhood....except it doesn't look much like how you remembered it. The barn looks like it's seen better days, and the fields don't have all the crops they can hold growing in them.>Whoa, what happened, Gramps?>This looks bad....>Write in
>>1410361>write in: looks like you need some help old man.
>>1410361>Whoa, what happened, Gramps?
>>1410412"Whoa...what happened, Gramps?" you ask, going a bit wide-eyed at the sorry state of the farm. Gramps lets out a heavy sigh. "It's been hard making ends meet lately," he says as the truck reaches the end of a dirt road. "I'm getting too old to do the amount of work I used to, and I've been on my own out here for quite a while..."He chuckles. "But I betcha didn't come out here to listen to an old coot like me complain, didja? C'mon, let's get your stuff inside." Gramps helps you move your luggage inside. Your older sister, Ryoko, sent most of your belongings to the farm ahead of you so all you carried with you is your computer and some personal effects. The room you're staying in is a decently-sized, albeit barren guest room on the second floor (accessed by an incredibly steep staircase with a railing that's uncomfortably wobbly) with a window overlooking the fields and the barn. Gramps sits on the edge of your bed, looking a little winded. "Oof, I hate going up those stairs...makes my back ache somethin' fierce.">"...are you gonna be OK, Gramps?">"You should really take it easy.">Write in
>>1410444>"...are you gonna be OK, Gramps?"
>>1410444>"...are you gonna be OK, Gramps?"I swear to christ QM, if you kill grandpa mid way through for cheap feels...
>>1410447>>1410454Writing, but I need to do some dishes first
>>1410458"...are you gonna be OK, Gramps?" you ask. Gramps nods. "These old bones aren't as sturdy as they used to be..." he says sadly. "I've been worried that I'll take a spill one of these days and it'll be curtains for me."You frown. Gramps has been living on his own and working the farm despite how dangerous it is for him with nobody to help him if something bad happened."But enough of my chatterin', let's get some grub." says Gramps, trying to sound cheery. "Fridge is a bit empty, but I've got a little extra money for us to eat out." You pile back into the pickup truck and head into town to a small ramen shop called Hirano Family Ramen. Despite its small size, the food is excellent and there's an open booth for you and Gramps. "Class starts tomorrow, Ryoma-kun....Mitsugi High School isn't the most glamorous school, but it's got a long history...heh, I was going there when I was your age!"You're fairly familiar with Mitsugi High from what your mother told you about it. It's practically a relic, looking like it hasn't been updated since the Pacific War. You already have your uniform for class- a forest green gakuran with a pin in the shape of the school emblem on the collar. If you're remembering correctly, the girls wear white blouses and plaid skirts. After polishing off your meals, you head back to the barn and you promptly head to bed, ready to start the school year.4/11 MORNINGIt's not a long walk to Mitsugi High from the farm, and despite the light drizzle you're kind of enjoying the walk...that is, until a car drives by you and splashes you with muddy water. You splutter- oh God, some of it went in your mouth.(Continued)
>>1410528You groan, thinking you'll be starting class as the guy who came in sopping wet when someone walks up behind you. You turn to see a guy with a fauxhawk and red highlights in his hair. But that's not the most striking about this guy- He's huge! He's nearly a foot taller than you, and combined with his rather delinquent hair cut and the tough-looking spiked choker, you totally expect this dude to smash your face in with a punch that hits like a sledgehammer and take your money afterwards. But instead, he gives you a sympathetic smile and reaches into a gym bag to hand you a towel. "You OK? That guy really shoulda slowed down...">"Thanks.">"Are you a student? You sure don't look like it...">Write in
>>1410545>"Thanks>"What's your name?"
>>1410545O shit persona quest>"Thanks.">"What's your name?"
>>1410560"Thanks," you say, drying yourself off with the towel. "What's your name?" you ask."Name's Hiroji Kotoku." says the boy with a grin. "Don't think I've ever seen you around town...you new here?">"Yeah, I'm here with my grandfather.">"Yeah, I'm staying here while my mom's doing chemotherapy.">Write-in
>>1410567>"Yeah, I'm here with my grandfather."He's gonna be a party member but I figure we should save our [TRAGIC BACKSTORY] for a better moment
>>1410567>"Yeah, I'm here with my grandfather." gotta drive home real quick, enjoy the quest so far.
>>1410567My mom's... not well, so I'm staying here with my grandfather.
>>1410573We don't need to drop anything heavy on people we just met. Once we get to know him, we can
>>1410569>>1410572"Yeah, I'm here with my grandfather." you say. "My name's Ryoma Shizuhara.""Nice to meet ya, Ryo-san!" Hiroji says happily. He then glances at his watch and pales. "We better cut the small-talk, we're almost late for class."You and Hiroji book it to class and soon find that you both have the same homeroom, taught by Ms. Suzuki, a very young and obviously inexperienced teacher."Uh, he-hello class," she stammers nervously, constantly adjusting her glasses as a nervous tick. "I-it's wonderful to see you all t-today..."Hiroji rolls his eyes. "Sheesh, she's a nervous wreck." You sit through the typical first day of school ennui and eventually lunch time rolls around.As you're heading out the door to eat, you see a middle-aged balding teacher verbally berating Hiroji."I've never seen such disrespect for the school's decorum until you came along, Kotoku. You're singlehandedly dragging down the school's reputation! You better take that dye outta your hair and wear the uniform like a civilized student or your ass is outta here!""Tch," huffs Hiroji, not even giving the teacher eye contact. "I ain't hurtin' anyone. Besides, this school doesn't have a reputation worth protecting. It's just an busted-down school out in the middle of nowhere. Who'd even care?"Hiroji's rebuttal makes the teacher's face go bright red in rage. "You're walking on thin ice, you good-for-nothing piece of shit! You better learn some respect or society will chew you up and spit you out like every other fucking punk that came before you!">"Hey teach, are you allowed to use that language in front of students?">"Hey Hiroji, what's going on here?">Try to distract the teacher so Hiroji can slip away.>Write in
Gonna be away from my computer for awhile, gonna continue this later tonight.
>>1410628>>"Hey teach, are you allowed to use that language in front of students?">"What would people think if teachers talked to students like that?"
>>1410628>"Hey teach, are you allowed to use that language in front of students?"
>>1410628>Try to distract the teacher so Hiroji can slip away.
>>1410631>>1410635(Got a little more time than I thought I did, merging the answers)You cut in. "Hey teach, are you allowed to use that language in front of students? What would people think if teachers talked to students like that?"The teacher freezes up, having realized he had ranted in earshot of other students. "What I do," snarls the teacher as he glowers at you. "Is none of your concern."He rubs his temple and lets out an angry huff. "Both of you, get out of my sight!"You and Hiroji make yourselves scarce, heading into a bathroom. You lean against the wall while Hiroji washes his face, muttering something about 'say it, don't spray it'."Wish people would stop telling me to change just because who I am irritates them." he says, looking at you in the mirror. "Don't dye your hair, turn your music down, good kids don't listen to metal, don't talk back to your elders...I'm so damn sick of being told how to live my life...">"Don't let it get you down, man.">"Eh, people like that are just petty assholes.">Write in
>>1410690>"Eh, people like that are just petty assholes."
>>1410690It doesn't really matter what people say, but it doesn't keep them from being annoying.
Rolled 1 (1d4)>>1410695>>1410698Odd for first option, even for second.
>>1410690>>"Don't let it get you down, man."
>>1410695>>1410733"Eh, people like that are just petty assholes." you say with a shrug. "Damn right," says Hiroji. Hiroji finishes washing his face when the lights flicker on and off, causing the bathroom to be plunged into total darkness for brief moments. Hiroji groans."See, this is what I meant by this place being a busted down school..." he says. But you're not paying attention, because you see something that is making your blood run cold. Hiroji's reflection is gone. In its place is a creepy, life-sized marionette that looks like Hiroji, except the marionette is wearing the school uniform properly, has no dye in his hair, and looks more like the typical student.Hiroji, who had turned away from the mirror, gives you a puzzled look. "You okay, dude? You look like you've seen a gho-"Hiroji's cut off midsentence when the marionette suddenly climbs out of the mirror like Sadako and grabs Hiroji by the back of his neck. You assume the puppet is going to strangle Hiroji, but instead it pulls, and what looks like a translucent version of Hiroji comes out of Hiroji's body, which flops to the ground like a lifeless doll. "What the hell?" the ghostly version of Hiroji screams, its voice echoey and you hear it more in your head than with your ears. "Wh-what's happening? HELP!"The marionette begins pulling back, going back into the mirror and dragging the ghost of Hiroji with it.>Try to grab Hiroji's ghost >Try to attack the marionette>write in
>>1410747>Try to grab Hiroji's ghost
>>1410747>>Try to grab Hiroji's ghost
>>1410747>Try to grab Hiroji's ghost This ain't you daddy's persona
>>1410751>>1410782>>1410785>>1410805In a snap decision, you reach out and try to grab on to Hiroji's ghost.Surprisingly, you manage to get a hold of the ghost-But you quickly realize that things aren't going to go how you expected, as the marionette pulls harder and pulls you into the mirror with Hiroji's ghost.You feel like you're falling- you can't tell how long because it all seems so sudden. You think you can see Hiroji's and the marionette below you, but suddenly you feel something grab you around the neck and yank you aside. You slam into the ground and when you finally stop hurting long enough to look up, you see that you are in front of what looks like a giant factory.You stand and as you do, you feel some sort of weight around your neck. You feel around at the weight and discover an iron collar clamped around your neck. As you try to pry it off, you feel a tug and you are pulled back. You suddenly find yourself being dragged into the factory by a hulking humanoid figure in a worker's jumpsuit and a welding mask.(Continued)
>>1410917The factory worker drags you deeper into the building, until stopping in what looks to be a storage area. Through a window you see Hiroji (now looking much more corporeal) pounding frantically at the door. The worker opens the door long enough to physically toss you inside, then slam it behind you and lock it.You land in a sprawl on top of Hiroji, and roll off of him to stand up."The hell's going on here?" asks Hiroji. "I don't know where you came in here from, but Mr. Takeda just tossed me in here and told me to wait here until I can be 'refurbished'... whatever the hell that means.">"I'm just as confused as you.">"Let's find a way out before we find out what that means.">Write in
>>1410941>>"Let's find a way out before we find out what that means."
>>1410941>"Let's find a way out before we find out what that means."
>>1410941>"Let's find a way out before we find out what that means."I am liking this quest already.
>>1411001"Let's find a way out of here before we find out what that means." you say.You and Hiroji climb over stacks of wooden crates and other scattered containers, searching for a way out.After at least 30 minutes, you both realize there's no way out. You sit down dejectedly when you hear the doorknob rattle before turning.The door slowly swings open and a gray-haired girl in a black dress steps through."The Shadows aren't here right now. You have to hurry.""Who the hell are you?" asks Hiroji. "And why should we trust you?"The girl tuts disapprovingly. "I am Yolanda, and right now I am your only hope of leaving this place with your free will intact.">"That's a good enough reason for me, let's go!">"Wait, what do you mean by our free will?">"I'm with Hiroji here. For all we know, you're leading us into a trap.">Write in
>>1411043>>"That's a good enough reason for me, let's go!">Introduce yourself, don't be rude
>>1411043>"That's a good enough reason for me, let's go!"
>>1411049Seconding. Let's at least be polite.
>>1411091"My name is Ryoma Shizuhara, and that's a good enough reason for me so let's go!" you say hurriedly. You and Hiroji follow closely behind Yolanda, running through twisted hallways and occasionally hiding from what Yolanda calls Shadows.As you run, you keep fidgeting with your iron collar. You feel an almost burning need to get it off your neck, but you're not sure why.The three of you turn a corner to run right into a large room full of assembly lines. Standing in front of you is the teacher- who now has yellow eyes."Good, good." says the yellow eyed teacher. "I was just about to fetch you, Hiroji. It's time for your refurbishing. But first-hand!"Mr. Takeda snaps his fingers and two of the worker Shadows walk up behind you and grab you by the chain on your collar."Kill the red haired one," commands Takeda. "There's no point in refurbishing him. He won't be around in my school for me to reap his academic excellence."You feel the Shadows pull harder on the chain, so hard it hurts to breathe. As you feel yourself growing light-headed, a voice rings out to you...(Continued)
>>1411122Are you going to accept this fate? Are you willing to die just because someone commands it? Or are you going to fight?>"I'm going to fight!">"I don't have the strength..."
>>1411122>"I'm going to fight!"
>>1411130>"I'm going to fight!"
>>1411130>>"I'm going to fight!"
>>1411247"I'm going to fight..." you mutter.So be it. says the voice. Then swear an oath unto me...I am thou, thou art I. Thou who seeks to break from the grips of the ghosts and demons that haunt you...call me forth, and break free from the chains that bind you!A burst of energy knocks back the Shadows holding your chain, in the process shattering the chain. Rings of iron clatter to the ground as you stand tall. Instinctively, you pull once more at the collar on your neck- and this time the iron gives way. Are you stronger now? No- somehow, the material of the collar has gotten weaker, warping and tearing like cheap tinfoil as you rip the collar apart. The collar crumbles into small iron bits that begin to glow and burn with blue flame. And then something emerges from the unnatural light.Hovering just behind you is a tall humanoid figure, lanky to the point of being almost rail-thin. It wears a brilliant blue Colonial-era longcoat, a blood-red cravat, and black pointed boots. On its head is a large black tricorne hat with the front-facing point pulled down so low the shadow obscures the figure's eyes. The rest of its face is covered up by what looks to be the bottom half of a plague doctor's mask. In the left hand, it holds a large leather-bound book. In the right, it holds a flintlock pistol. I am the scholar who rides in the haunted night-- 'Ichabod'!"Takeda cowers. "What the hell is this? ...Bah! Doesn't matter!"He snaps his fingers and a third Worker comes out of nowhere, grabbing Hiroji and running deeper into the factory before you or Yolanda can react. Takeda follows closely behind, but stops to look at the two workers behind you."Kill him!" he shouts.(To be continued later, might be an hour or two before I can get back on)
>>1411313>>1411313This is getting interesting
>>1411313Hm, so if we weren't the Wild Card but a regular persona user, then what would Tarot would Ichabod be?Death? Hermit?
>>1411313The Shadows twitch and shudder violently, bursting apart into black ichor and reconstituting themselves as pumpkin headed monsters. They rush towards you, floating on the air like specters. As they draw closer, words- no, commands- spring into your head.>Kouha>Single Shot>Sukukaja
>>1411443>>Single ShotWhat does Kouha do?
>>1411443Kouha sounds neat, let's do that.
>>1411443switching to>Kouhaafter I looked it up. Haven't played p5 so that element I didn't know
>>1411443>>KouhaI'm picking this purely because I don't actually know what it is. Is this an actual spell from an SMT game?
>>1411466Oh, is it one of the nuclear spells then? Fucking wish I could play P5, but I don't have access to my ps4 for another month.
>>1411482Apparently it's darkness attribute.
>>1411450Kouha does light Bless damage. It's basically an attack spell of the same element as Hama>>1411451>>1411462You focus your will onto the word 'Kouha' and a burst of light erupts from beneath one of the pumpkin heads. The Shadow barely has time to react as it is consumed by light. The other Shadow swings it's burning lantern, launching a small fireball at you.(I'm pretty much stealing the Persona Quest: The Golden system- When I call for a roll, I'll select the highest of the first three rolls made in response to the post calling for it. Natural 1's and natural 20's within the first five rolls count as critical failures or successes, and override the first three roll rule. Natural 1's and 20's negate each other. Only rolls linked to the post asking for them count, unless they are acting as corrections to misrolls that are linked to the proper post. )>Dodge>Counter
>>1411482Preaching to the choir, dude. I don't even HAVE a PS4, I've been running myself ragged looking for a job.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>1411544Big numbers c'mon!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1411544
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>1411544YAH
>>1411551Nice one, saved it dude.
>>1411553How does this roll system work? Using a random number generator of 1-20?
>>1411553It doesn't seem like there's lots of other players
>>1411560Everyone wants to be anon and not make something up to distinguish ourselves
>>1411558In the optional field when you create a post type dice+(NumberOfDice)d(NumberOfFaces)(+ or - modifier)
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>1411565
>>1411558Just type in dice+(Xd4/6/8/10/12/20/100) in the options field when you're typing a reply.>>1411551>19You slide out of the way of the flames so smoothly it almost looks rehearsed. You give the Shadow a cocky grin. This is turning into a bit of a power trip.>Kouha>Single Shot>Sukukaja
>>1411573>>Single ShotNo sense in wasting more magic than we need to.
>>1411573>Single shot. Btw is there a mana system involved or can spells be spammed?
>>1411577Not really, I'm just going by common sense- in other words, don't expect to spam 50 Megidolaons without resting.
>>1411575>>1411577>>1411582You command Ichabod to use a Single Shot. It lifts it's pistol to aim at the Shadow and fires.>Roll d20 for attack
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>1411589
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1411589
>>1411592>>1411594Okay... it went real bad, then it went real good!
>>1411593>>1411594Yes. Lucky indeed.I'm glad we got 1/400 odds on something so small.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>1411589but, common sense in the SMT series ?
>>1411592>>1411594>>1411600sometimes i dont know if this is normal in SMT games
>>1411605Matador blessed us with good luck
>>1411609He didn't try to kill us. That's good luck all right!
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>1411589
>>1411613Ichabod's shot manages to catch the Shadow right in between it's carved out eye sockets. It explodes in a shower of black sludge.Yolanda looks stunned. "I-I didn't think you had the will power to summon a Persona." she says, staring wide-eyed.>"Never underestimate me.">"A Per-say what now?">"...What the fuck just happened?">Write in
>>1411641>>"A Per-say what now?"
>>1411641>"I'm full of surprises."
>>1411564I can change to my nickname from mecha space pirate quest. I just alternate between phone and pc a bunch.
>>1411641>>"A Per-say what now?">>"...What the fuck just happened?"
>>1411641>"...What the fuck just happened?"
>>1411641Never underestimate me. Also, a Per-say what now?
>>1411641A per-say what now? What the hell just happened?
>>1411641>"A Per-say what now?"
>>1411738>>1411644>>1411652>>1411670Merging these answers. Writing.
>>1411752"A Per-say what now? What the fuck just happened?"Yolanda sighs. "That thing you summoned is called a Persona. It's a manifestation of your psyche. Everyone wears a mask in life, a facade to overcome life's hardships...But we can't sit around talking. Your friend is in grave danger."Without even waiting for you to respond, Yolanda takes off running down the hallway Takeda took.You follow behind, not enjoying the amount of running you've done today.(Continued)
>>1411861After a long run down a winding hallway, you and Yolanda reach a large manufacturing room, filled with smelting furnaces, grinders, and countless machines. In the center of the room, strapped down to a conveyor belt is Hiroji. You trace the path of the conveyor belt and notice it passes through several dangerous looking machines before depositing into a large vat. >Ask Yolanda what all these machines are for.>Tell Hiroji you're coming to save him.>Write in
>>1411937>Tell Hiroji you're coming to save him.Keep yourself alive, bro.
>>1411937>Tell Hiroji you're coming to save him.
>>1411937>>Tell Hiroji you're coming to save him.
>>1411961>>1411939>>1411947"Hiroji, hang in there, man! We're coming!" You and Yolanda move towards where Hiroji is strapped down when you hear machinesstarting up."Not so fast, kid." says the yellow eyed Takeda. "Kotoku hasn't been fixed yet. He's still to wild for the school, let alone the rest of society. But we're gonna change all that..."Yolanda hisses in frustration. "Dammit, he's already about to start ripping your friend's soul apart. Canyou distract him while I get your friend out of those restraints."You nod, but how to make a distraction?>Write in your plan
>>1411976>Try attacking him up close range and kite him away from the conveyer belt.
>>1411976>Get up in his face and start attacking him while insulting his etiquette.
>>1411976Try to manifest your persona and start destroying other machines in the factory and hope he cares enough for his stuff to give chase after you. After which might give your friend enough time to escape
Need a decision. In the meantime I'm going to bed.
>>1412008I like this one
Nice quest you have here VR Host. Already looks promising.Also if anyone asks, Kouha and Eiha are just damaging Light/Dark spells (as opposed to Hama and Mudo insta-kills). I might be wrong but I remember them being in Persona 1.
>>1412008Might as well Single Shot one right in the works. Better to spend HP than SP.
>>1412008this, but also through in a tirade about how authority sucks and teachers are dumb and how order is meaningless. seems like those things would trigger the guy.
is this dead
>>1414386Hope not. Would be fun to play a band of punk kids fighting the law. Ironically or unironically. Personapunk.
>>1414405I hope not. Do you think velvet room bro would be mad if we continue it ourselves? Been on here from the start.
>>1414432Maybe give VRH a little longer? I personally don't have the Internet stability to run a quest. But I also can't stop yah, and if you aren't shit I'd join up.
>>1414432Just wait man
>>1414461Yeah once the work week starts I'm not gonna have much time to do quest. VRH probably enjoying the weekend is all.
>>1414482I'd run a Persona Quest, but my work week just jumped to 60 hours/week for some reason.
>>1412008>>1412327>>1412327>>1412353>>1412611>>1412803Writing>>1414386>>1414432>>1414461>>1414482Sorry, sorry, had to help clean the house and it kind of ate my day.
>>1414746No problem, man.
>>1414746You decide the best course of action is to destroy the machinery, and throw in a 'fuck authority' speech in the process.The iron collar forms around your neck and you quickly rip it off, summoning Ichabod. "You're a real piece of work, Takeda." you say. "One student tries to step out of line and you bring down the hammer on him. Shows how insecure and petty you are. You're like a king fearing his subjects will rise against him. Well, [I]guess what [/I]?"Ichabod trains his pistol on one of the larger machines."Here comes the revolution.">Roll d20 to attack the machinery
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1414858
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>1414858Ez action, Ez life
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>>1414897>16Ichabod fires, and the shot tears into the machinery. The yellow eyed Takeda looks less than happy with this."No! How dare you disobey me? I have authority over you, you should be obeying my every word! Troublemakers like you have no place in this world!""I've got him!" shouts Yolanda. Hiroji hops off the conveyor belt and stands behind you.Takeda growls. "All of you are defective.....You don't understand that trying to break the mold will only break you."The machinery trembles violently before uprooting itself and flying towards Takeda. At the same time, Takeda begins transforming like the last Shadows did.Yolanda grimaces. "You can't fight him alone!" she shouts. "He's far stronger than the other Shadows here!"You turn your head to see Yolanda close her eyes in concentration. When she opens them again, a woman dressed in a topless gown made of Autumn leaves emerges. Only her intricately interwoven locks of raven-black hair cover her breasts. At her feet, frozen in poses of want and adoration are numerous statues of nude men."Alcina!" shouts Yolanda, and the Persona watches the shifting Takeda intently.Speaking of Takeda, the black mass he was breaking into begins to grow and stretch, merging with twisted pieces of machinery.When the transformation is complete, Takeda has taken the form of some unholy half demon, half-heavy machinery abomination with glowing yellow eyes set inside a smelting furnace. It has four arms- one ending in a buzzsaw, one ending in a vice grip, one ending in a pneumatic press, and one ending in a 3-fingeres mechanical hand."Those who find their place in society's grand machine get to live in piece..." says Shadow Takeda, his voice echoing and robotic. "Those who don't mesh must be melted down and reforged!"A panel in Shadow Takeda's 'cheat' (now a massive furnace) opens up and a wave of fire pours out.>Shadow Takeda: Maragi,>Dodge>Counter
>>1415029>DodgeAoE means we don't counter.
>>1415070Shit, I shoulda thought of that.>Roll d20 to Dodge
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>>1415140>12Despite your best efforts, you can't get out of the way of the flames this time around, and you feel agony unlike anything else you've felt in your lifetime as you fall to the ground wracked with pain.>Shadow Takeda: One More!!Shadow Takeda's ckaw arm swoops down and picks Yolanda up."I don't know who you are, but I'm scrapping you for parts too, you bitch! You're gonna get the same treatment as everyone who defies my authority."You groan in pain and despair. Is this it? Is this how you die?(Continued)
>>1415166So is this continued in a different thread?
>>1415166"To hell with that."You crane your neck to see Hiroji standing in front of Shadow Takeda's massive form defiantly."You think that just because people want to go their own way, they're lesser people? Is that how twisted and controlling you are? What a load of shit! We aren't parts in a machine, we're humans! "Hiroji begins prying at his collar. "So quit forcing your ideas of what I should be onto me!" he yells.(Hiroji POV)A voice in your headin your head speaks That's right...Why should you be forced to walk a path you don't even get to choose? Stand firm in the crossroads, little songbird. Who cares what people say if you take a road darker than what they're comfortable with? They don't know you... But I know you, songbird...Because I'm you, and you're me. So let's make a deal. My power for your promise to find your own path to follow...Sing out little songbird, and burn those who want to silence you with hellfire itself!You rip the collar into two halves, throwing the pieces to the ground."Arjay!" You call. Behind you appears a dusky skinned man in a gray three piece suit that glows at the edges and in random spots with orange embers, and a battered fedora with crow wings growing from each side of the hat. The man's eyes are obscured by very large, angular sunglasses, but his smile is wide. Slung over he man's shoulder is a black accoustic-electric guitar.>Agi>Lunge(,Okay, Hiroji's Persona requires a bit of explaining: Arjay is how I chose to 'transcribe' the initials 'RJ', which stands for Robert Johnson. Robert Johnson was a legendary blues musician who was believed to have sold his soul to the Devil at a crossroads for fame and success)(Also, a run down of Persona affinities, skills, and Arcana.)Ichabod (Fool Arcana): Resists Bless damage, weak to fire. Agi, Single SukukajaAlcina (Priestess Arcana): Resists Water damage, weak to electricity. Dia, AquaArjay (Magician Arcana): Resists fire, weak to water. Agi, Lunge(And with that, I gotta get some sleep)
>>1415343Whoops I'm really tired, that should say that Ichabod has Kouha, not Agi
>>1415343>>LungeThanks for running OP. I'm digging this.
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Liking this thread, OP, keep at it!
See you next time OP. This is looking like the start of a good quest.Also where is Alcina from?
>>1416058Nevermind I'm being stupid.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcina>sorceress sister to Morgana>seduces every knight that lands on her isle>tires of her lovers and changes them into stones, animals, plants, or anything that strikes her fancy
>>1415351>>1415364>>1415367>>1415384>>1415388>>1415814"Lunge!" you command. Arjay's grin widens as he hoists his guitar like a battle-ax and smashes it into Shadow Takeda.>Ryoma's POVYou finally get up. "Looks like it's three against one." you mutter.>Your action?>Guard>Kouha>Single Shot>Sukukaja
Oops, forgot a command>Request Analysis
>>1416074>Request Analysisthen>Sukukaja on HirojiBecause Shadow Takeda will probably focus on Hiroji despite us having the obvious weakness to fire.
>>1416079"This thing has to have a weak point!" you shout. "Let me check..." replies Yolanda.After a moment of concentration, she speaks up again. "The Shadow is weak to...fire? That is peculiar..."You nod. "You hear that, Hiroji?""Burn it to the ground, got it!" he replies. You break your iron collar and command a Sukukaja on Hiroji. Ichabod holds his book to the sky, and Hiroji is enveloped in a green glow.>Yolanda's action?>Guard>Dia>Aqua
>>1416083We need some heals right about now. So>Dia on Ryoma
>>1416088>>1416096>>1416098Yolanda summons Alcina and showers you in a sparkle of healing light.>Hiroji's command?>Guard>Agi>Lunge
>>1416107>>1416108>>1416112>>1416114"Let's go, Arjay!" Hiroji shouts as he summons his Persona. Arjay picks up his guitar and strums a chord, and in response a small but fierce explosion of flame bursts around the body of the Shadow.>Hiroji: One More!!>Same commands as before
Next update might take awhile...I gotta work on my finals project.
>>1416120>>1416120>Lunge>Break off the Buzzsaw arm and use it to fuck up the rest of his machinery
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>>1416276How painfully average.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>1416276>10Despite Arjay's fumbling, the prone form of Shadow Takeda is unable to avoid the strike of the Persona's guitar. However, the Shadow rights itself. "Insolent brats...I'm slagging you all! You're worth less than scrap metal!">Shadow Takeda: CleaveThe mechanical-demon Shadow swings its buzzsaw down at Hiroji.
>>1416331Hiroji manages to leap to the side of the attack.>Your commands>Guard>Kouha>Single Shot>Sukukaja
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>>1416644>>1416577>>1416434>>1416432Ichabod holds his gun to the sky and bright light erupts from beneath Shadow Takeda.>Roll d20
this feels like P4G gameplay. This is good VRH i hope you can stick to it until the end. Or at least when best girl decide to come
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Rolled 6 (1d20)>>1417011Matador bless us with good rolls
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Rolled 19 (1d20)YOLANDA BEST GIRL!
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>>1417034>8Shadow Takeda shifts its mass away from the light, cackling at your failure.>Yolanda's action>Guard>Dia>Aqua
Hey DM we'll be having status effects and shit later right? You know SMT has a lot of different status conditions you can use. Not sure if Mute will work because it seems like we're not calling our attacks, so you could have Forget as a substitute status.>Enemies or allies under Forget forget how to use abilities (normally forget how to summon Personas)There's a lot of potential here, like you could have Ryoma inflicted with Forget attempt to use a skill but he forgets the name or how to use it. Maybe have a little of JoJo where the Persona is also affected by the status? For example:>Have Ryoma summon Ichabod to try to use Single Shot somehow>Ichabod raises his pistol but it misfires or jams>Or Ichabod tries to use Kouha, forgets how, and looks through his book frantically to try to find out howA lot of potential for unintentional comedy during a fight like this.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>1417960>AquaPut a little dampener on his engine? Maybe that'll slow him down a peg.
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Rolled 18 (1d20)>>1418031>>1417960NOICE>>1418015I like this, and it will hopefully substitute my need for all the Jojo quests that seem to die from out of nowhere.
>>1418031>20Alcine holds her arms out to Shadow Takeda and creates an orb of water. The orb shoots forward, elongating as it whizzes towards the Shadow and strikes it in it's chest furnace. "You bitch!" shrieks Shadow Takeda. "Why can't you be a good girl and obey your superiors?""Can we please hurry up and get rid of this thing?" asks Yolanda, giving the Shadow an indignant glare."Yeah, this asshole is really getting on my nerves!" chimes Hiroji.>Hiroji's action>Guard>Agi>Lunge
BTW, boss theme: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KlBv6uR1IQU
>>1418160>AgiBurn it to the ground!
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>>1418521>16Arjay strums another chord and Shadow Takeda is knocked prone in another fiery explosion.>Hiroji: One More!!>Same commands
Gonna go to bed, got class tomorrow. Probably won't be able to update until noon-ish
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>>1421008Arjay strums one more chord that burns at the form of the Shadow.>One more!!
>>1421692Another agi at em
>>1421692>LungeMix it up some.
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>>1421860Arjay's guitar smashes into the buzzsaw arm, knocking it loose. Before it hits the ground, Arjay swings the guitar around and uses it to launch the buzzsaw into Shadow Takeda'scentral furnace.The Shadow screams as it begins burning up, the furnace ruptured and blazing out of control."How could you do this? I'm your authority..." It wails before dispersing into black particles."...The fuck was that?" asks Hiroji after a moment of stunned silence."No time to explain, " says Yolanda. "Both of you need to leave and never come back.">"Can you at least explain what's up with this place?">"Wait, really? After all that you're just gonna give us the boot?">Write in
>>1422379>>"Can you at least explain what's up with this place?"
>>1422379>"Can you at least explain what's up with this place?">Write-inI don't think this will be the last time we are here, even if we want it to be.
>>1422379>>"Sure just point the way out"Nope not dealing with it
Oh God I just got super sleepy. But I got no class tomorrow so I can finish this earlier tomorrow.
>>1422379>Write in>What about you?
>>1422379>>"Wait, really? After all that you're just gonna give us the boot?"
I'm awake, let's wrap this up
>>1422388>>1422477"Can you at least explain what's up with this place?" you ask. Yolanda sighed dejectedly. "You two would be better off if you just never came back, but since you want to know so badly, I'll explain. This is the Reflected World. It's a place made of people's inner thoughts and repressed feelings.""Okay, but what's up with that creepy marionette? And the yellow-eyed version of Takeda?" asks Hiroji. "There's...a certain power that the people from your world has over the Reflected World." says Yolanda. "People from your world tend to view a person a certain way or wants to change them so they act differently, and if they get set on that view hard enough, the Reflected World pulls the person in and makes them fit that ideal. The people who call upon this power don't even know they're doing it.""So lemme get this straight," says Hiroji. "Takeda wanted me to conform to his bullshit idea of what a model student should be, so the Reversed World conjured up some creepy doppelganger Shadow version of him to turn me into what he wants me to be? Then what's the deal with the marionette?""Those marionettes were what would have replaced your soul." says Yolanda. "The Shadow would have ripped your essence apart, putting your memories and some parts of your psyche inside of the marionette...but your free will and most of what makes you 'you' would be thrown away.">"Wait, you mean anyone can do what Takeda almost did to Hiroji?">"How can we stop this?">Write in
>>1423111Whoops. Hiroji should've said 'Reflected World', not 'Reversed World'
Holy crap this thread is getting buried....bump?
>>1423126On autosage cause it's been three days. Either ride it for a while longer or get to a stopping point and make a new thread.>>1423111>>"Wait, you mean anyone can do what Takeda almost did to Hiroji?">>"How can we stop this?"Why not both?
>>1423111>"Wait, you mean anyone can do what Takeda almost did to Hiroji?"
"How can we stop this?"
>>1423133(just gonna combine 'em both and make a new thread)"Wait, you mean anyone can do what Takeda almost did to Hiroji?" you ask. "If that's the case, how can we stop this?"Yolanda sighs. "You're only going to get yourself hurt if you try to fight-""Stop," interrupts Hiroji. "Stop telling us to stay out of this. I almost got turned into an obedient zombie student by Takeda's inner thoughts, I ain't just gonna sit idly by while others get their fucking souls ripped out and replaced by conformist puppets."You nod. "We all have Personas...we could fight the Shadows and save people from being turned into Marionettes."Yolanda sighs. "Fine, but you better understand just how dangerous this all is!""We get it," says Hiroji. "Just tell us how to get in and out of the Reflected World."Yolanda leads you out of the School Factory (as you've dubbed it in your mind, as a play on the term 'school faculty') and towards an ornate mirror sitting in the middle of a barren wasteland"You'll go back to where to came in through this." explains Yolanda. "Be warned, though: if another person is pulled in by the marionettes, you won't be able to find their dungeon unless you have an idea of what the person who put them wants the victim to become.""So we'll have to figure out who put them there and why?" asks Hiroji."Exactly." says Yolanda. "Now hurry up and go!"She pushes you to the mirror and suddenly you find yourself falling upwards and landing back in the boy's bathroom. It's been a while since you entered, and class has let out.""Ooooh, shit." says Hiroji. "I was hoping for one of those 'time passes differently' deals. We're gonna be in soooo much trouble."You and Hiroji try to sneak out of school, but a straggling teacher catches you and gives you detention.
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