"STAND DOWN!" You roar at the top of your lungs, flickers of red energy manifesting and disapearing at the edges of your vision.The bandits' charge is stopped by your voice, the tide of men halting as suddenly as if their feet had become stuck in mud."So, this lady is the one keeping you is she?" The stranger hums to himself. You're not really sure if you're supposed to be hearing this, "Doesn't look the sort to listen to reason, but let's try anyway.""She's uh... very possesive." You offer, causing him to let out a nervous laugh and run his hand through his long white hair."Was I speaking out loud again?" He grins widely and you wouldn't be a woman if your heart didn't skip a beat over his kind face, "Well I'm afraid my Mother won't accept anything less than sucess with this."You are tempted to frown but you keep your face as expressionless as possible, this stranger seems trustworthy - but Kokatsuna isn't exactly reasonable.> Maybe I could talk to lady thievery?> Look, nobody here could stop either of us why don't you just "Kidnap" me?> These people kind of need me.> I'm not going anywhere> Write-In
>>1693648Shill stuff:Tw: @StarbornQDiscord Invite: https://discord.gg/USPFgKa Discord Commands: ?rank [StarbornQuest][CabinQuest][WCNQuest]Lewd Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/u/StarbornOPWhat Came Next Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=what+came+nextWCN CS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uFJ0XoIx33KUUq64lJbjuX8HGFTvwFS4LtuW7maxjK8/edit
>>1693648> Look, nobody here could stop either of us why don't you just "Kidnap" me?Fuck the bandits what did they ever do for us
>>1693648> Look, nobody here could stop either of us why don't you just "Kidnap" me?
>>1693648>> Maybe I could talk to lady thievery?
>>1693765>>1693762>>1693681"Look here," You say loudly and as grandiose as you can before lowering your voice. "Nobody here can stop either of us. Just y'know "kidnap" me." Adding airquotes subtly is hard but you think you manage it.Your strange gues does genuinely seem to consider it, his forehead creasing after he reaches a conclusion, "I'm afraid I can't. The official reason I'm here and not someone else is a favour.""A favour?" You ask."Yes. If I didn't volunteer to come and deal with the bandits looking to arm themselves with reiatsu, somebody else would be sending their men..." "... Who would they send?" You find yourself asking, totally entranced with this man's sudden sorrow."Assasins. Nobody in this complex would be allowed to live." He admits gravely. The silence seems to stretch on, you can't help but be slightly intimidated at the man who's soul brough the complex to a halt admitting extermination almost befell the bandits... is he one of the weak people where he comes from? Just the most diplomatic? Is the favour of his handling this instead of the assasins? Too many questions... who even is this man.You flinch as a hand lands on your scalp and begins ruffling your hair back and forth rapidly. "Ah no need to look so glum Suka-Chan." He grins, "I'm here to take you back home and make sure these bandits aren't a problem any more.""You're not going to kill them are you?" You ask, finding yourself gripping your sword's hilt as you take a step back from the humiliating gesture.His eye takes in your tension so quickly, the small crack in his cheerful relaxed facade that reveals the calculating incomprehensible glint in his eye is almost unnoticable. But it was there - you're sure of it."I promise, I'll do all I can Suka-chan. I don't want it to come to that." He bows his head to you. Spreading his hands in a gesture of peace.> Stop acting like you know me.> I'll arrange a meeting with Lady Thievery> Give me your sword, then you can meet Lady Thievery> Write-In
>>1693924>> Stop acting like you know me.can anyone see the charsheet?
>>1693980https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uFJ0XoIx33KUUq64lJbjuX8HGFTvwFS4LtuW7maxjK8/editLink still works for me.
>>1694001>>1693986>>1693980Small problem of Google locking down as I've shared a lot of documents recently. Apparently this is suspicious; Now it should work: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uFJ0XoIx33KUUq64lJbjuX8HGFTvwFS4LtuW7maxjK8/editAnyway, let's get more votes in.
>>1693924>Give me your sword, then you can meet Lady Thievery>>1693980No problem here.
>>1693924>> Stop acting like you know me.
>>1693924>Give me your sword, then you can meet Lady ThieveryProbably could still kill everyone without it but why not.
>>1694097>>1694078>>1694039Writing, because fuck you ties.
>>1694097>>1694078>>1694078>>1694039You straighten up, trying to look intimidating, "Look you, um." "Jūshirō Ukitake" He supplies, with that warm smile of his. The men behind getting visbily more confused, some of the liuetants looking antsy."Look Jūshirō, I can't just let you go see the boss like that. But I'll try to get her to meet you if you give me your sword." Holding out your palm, you give him a level look which he returns with wry amusement."You have no idea what the sword you carry is, do you?" He looks like that's the funniest thing he's ever heard... but he makes no motion to hand over the sword."Look. It's a katana. I know that, I know how to use it too so if you'll -" You take a step forward and Jūshirō raises his voice;"All of you are in posession of stolen property. I would like this to be a peacful meeting where I collect what was taken and you all disperse." He just smiles as laughter and hoots rain out from around the bandits. Only your disciples, Wolf and a few others seeing the sweat on your brow and knowing the gravitas of the situation.> Draw your sword> Lucifer?> Orders boss?> Write-In
>>1694202>> Draw your sword
>>1694202>> Orders boss?
>>1694934>>1694431>>1694252>>1694224>>1694951You simply stare down Jūshirō Ukitake and ask the question in your mind, Lucifer? Sukāretto-Sama , if you do anything foolish he will snuff out our existense like an errant candle. Even Father would not be able to aid you. It seems time has slowed down for this conversation, So what do I do? Flee or co-operate. You seem to have affection for your disciples, so I would try to steer this confrontation to a peaceful conclusion "Not very helpful." Is all you muster. Time has seemed to resume it's natural flow and Ukitake raises a black eyebrow to you. Wait, why is his eyebrow black if his hair is white?"Were you just..." "I was miles away." You hastily cover, "Look. Come with me we'll sort this out." The crowd parts easily for the two of you, giving you about nine feet of space easily. You see Wolf and Ao sharing scared looks, "Lady Kōkatsuna. This is -""Lieutenant Ukitake." He bows respectfully. "Please let's go inside. I managed to sneak some sweets for us to share." "Sweets?" You ask dumbfounded"Seriously, you've never been in Mother's shop?" He asks gobsmacked, "No wonder she's worried about you. You must be wasting away..."With a cough Lady Thievery turns the attention back to her, "We would be honoured to negotiate with you." She half inclines her own head, "EVERYONE! DUTIES! NOW!" She Screeches over his shoulder, leading him into the tavern where her daughter is conspicuous by her absence.You need a plan.> Be Direct, Tell Kōkatsuna you're doomed unless they give them back the stuff.> Be silent, let... Juushiro handle this> Be diplomatic, explain the full situation including the kid, the demon and the reaosn you're going along with this> Write-In
>>1695022>> Be Direct, Tell Kōkatsuna you're doomed unless they give them back the stuff.
>>1695022> Be silent, let... Juushiro handle this
Star is at fiance's. He'll be away for a while.
>>1695022> Be diplomatic, explain the full situation including the kid, the demon and the reaosn you're going along with this
>>1697419>>1697400>>1696845>>1696772>>1695041It is 8am. I will write as soon as I've got some sleep. I didn't get a wink last night.
>>1697419>>1697400>>1696845>>1696772>>1695041Everyone settles on those strange mats, Jūshirō almost ceremoniously taking his sword from the sash at his waist and laying it flat by his side. Lady Thievery takes the seat opposite him, leaving you to bring some sake. You can hear small talk being exchanged, well - it's not exchanged so much as forced. Both of them talking about the weather, The Lieutenant complimenting her men in a obviously fake attempt at flattery. When you kneel, Ukitake's eyes go to your sword pointedly and you try to mimic his reverant disarming... pretty poorly.Taking the opposrtunity of both of them sipping their sake, you address the elephant in the room - "Look, Kōkatsuna. Those swords you have are from the capital..." She finishes her gulp and gives you a glare so cold your blood rises to your face. It's mostly anger, but a little shame too."Not only do they highly value these swords, but your recrutiing of Ishi and then myself to teach your men has drawn attention..." You place your hands on the weird floor table in a bit not to clench them into fists, she looks a little alarmed; but it's almost totally covered by her arogance."Let them. By the time they come we'll have an army of warriors just as capable as..." She tries to brag but can't even finish, so just starts laughing loudly until some of her sake sloshes onto the floor.She curses but out the corner of your eye you see the stern look that unsettled her so, "I advise you to reconsider that stance. Right now a diplomatic solution with me is your best option." He takes a sip, "The fact I have a personal stake in this, is the only reason your men's heads are still attached."The already pale woman goes even paler and the little stab of killing intent makes your blood run cold. A small squeak next door seems to defuse the rapidly approaching clash instantly as Juushiro smiles widely once more, "Ah it seems we have an eavesdropper. Forgive me for being so intense in front of you Miss..." He pulls a small colourful ball out of his pocket, is that? "Would a jawbreaker serve as apology?"You see Yasei-Ji's head sticking round the corner and Lady Thievery's mouth rapidly open and close, the woman clearly unknowing what to do.> Explain about the situation in Zaraki, Juushiro seems understanding> Tell Kokatsuna this guy is apparently your brother and he's going to take you home> Introduce Yasei-Ji to Ukitake> Write-In
>>1700734>> Introduce Yasei-Ji to Ukitake
>>1700734>Introduce Yasei-Ji to Ukitake
>>1700753>>1700744"Ukitake-sama. This is Yasei-Ji-chan. Lady Thievery's daughter." You introduceas the child comes shuffling out of the room, sword strapped to her waist and... what looks to be lipstick on her cheeks in four horizontal lines. "Ah, she's so cute. You must be a proud mother of this little one Kōkatsuna!" He looks like a proud parent himself, "Such a dutiful daughter.""Ah yes. I'm very proud of her." She admits with a blush, "but why don't you-""Now tell me, why would a little girl be armed to the teeth and wearing war paint?" Ukitake says whilst handing over the jawbreaker. Yusei-Ji is rather hesitant, but eventually takes it from him and begins unwrapping it like she'd been handed the most precious of treasures."Because I thought that big crushy energy meant the demon had found us. So I was ready to fight him." She explains before popping the jawbreaker into my mouth."Oh, that's an awful big job for someone so little don't you think?" He looks awfully thoughtful, "Why wouldn't you leave that to us, it's our job after all."> Explain they're arming and training to fight this person from Zaraki> You didn't exactly stop their home from being wiped out> She's got a huge amount of soul energy for someone so young. I was to train her> Write-In
>>1700911her mouth.God fucking damn it Star that's a terrible typo.
>>1700911>You didn't exactly stop their home from being wiped out
>>1700911>> Explain they're arming and training to fight this person from Zaraki
>>1700911>> You didn't exactly stop their home from being wiped out>> She's got a huge amount of soul energy for someone so young. I was to train her
>>1700911> You didn't exactly stop their home from being wiped out
>>1701077>>1700995>>1700961"Well, you didn't exactly stop their homes from being wiped out." You accuse, pulling back your shoulders and drawing up to your full height despite kneeling, "In fact, these people wouldn't even have turned to banditry if you could do your jobs." Grinning like a cheshire cat Koksatsuna agrees, "She's right. Even before the monster began cutting through our home town, Zaraki was always kill or be killed."Ukitake attempts to speak, looking uncomfortable. "I know law is a lot more lax away form the influence o-""lax?" Yusei-Ji says angrily, "My mother and her friends have had to fight with knives and bare hands. You people don't care about anyne outside your city."Something about being scolded by a child seems to wound Juushiro especially and the incredibly powerful man's shoulders sag. "You're right. We don't do enough to exert influence on the rukongai and keep people safe, it usually takes something like your mother training up a bunch of people, a strange hollow attack or stolen supplies to get us out here. It has to change." He looks between the three of you, "When I make captain, my division won't be restricted to working in sereitei, I promise you that much." "I suppose that's something." You mutter."Furthermore-" Kokatsuna is once again cut off."But for now you must disarm all of your men, go about your lives and hand over my sister to me." He pauses, "Then we can talk about getting a better life for your daughter and any men who have potential."> Remind Kokatsuna that you're all dead if this goes sour> Ask what he means by a better life> Tell him his demands are unreasonable> Write-In
>>1701175>> Ask what he means by a better life
>>1701175> Ask what he means by a better lifeIm doing just fine hereIlhelp this people tull you can get high enguh to do somethingNot going to go there and let all this people die and wit for your ass to be readyWe will keep trainingBut give the swords backEther that or kill everyone and have people hate the captel even moreAlso every one i mean me as well
>>1701191>>1701186>>1701210"Look Juushiro. I'm doing just fine here; I'm trying to help these people." You pause, a stray thought coming to mind - could this all have been some elaborate test by the gatekeeping saint... Maybe he could take you to the actual heaven "But what do you mean a better life?""Those of you with soul energy will come with me to the capital. There you will enter the academy and train to join one of the Thirteen Court Guard Squads." He looks at you and Yusei-Ji pointedly, "This will give you a safe future and a chance to make a difference, for all the people living in the Rukongai." The kid's eyes light up. "And also in the living world."Everything seems to slow down. A chance to return, to visit the land you came from to visit churches and cathedrals and do God's work. To find out more of God's word. To find an actual honest bible and learn once again what you should be doing and how you should be acting.A chance to become a proper warrior of God."But you will have to surrender the swords of those not chosen and integrate into sakahone." Juushiro pauses, "Peacefully."> That's... a really good offer.> Can't they at least keep a couple of armed men to help out the village.> And what, leave everyone here defenseless? Like it or not, these bandits scare off other bandits.> Write-In
>>1701301>> Can't they at least keep a couple of armed men to help out the village.
>>1701301>> That's... a really good offer.
>>1701346>>1701333>>1701331Gonna write soon.
>>1701301> And what, leave everyone here defenseless? Like it or not, these bandits scare off other bandits
>>1701346>>1701333>>1701331>>1701477Sorry about massive decline in my update rate, stressed as fuck."Look, can't they keep a couple of armed men? Maybe four swords?" You plead desperately, even reaching out to touch his shoulder. You see sympathy in his eyes, but his gaze hardens slightly."I'm afraid it's non negotiable. I can get away with bringing in some recruits wielding stolen asauchi, but if all of them aren't accounted for - well then the," He looks as Yusei-Ji and blanches."The assasins. She's from Zaraki and lives with bandits Juushiro." You chide, looking around the dark room, "She knows how important this is."Kōkatsuna is about to argue when a small voice says, "We agree so long as, Sukaretto-Sensei can pick who comes with us; because I don't trust you. I trust her though."Everyone blurts out questions at the same time,"Why?" You ask "What?" Lady Thievery demands,"When?" Ukitake calmly counters."Tomorrow's dawn." Yusei-Ji states calmly, "We will leave no sooner."Ukitake nods, "Well first of all. I'll be taking Suka-chan home and having her sit the test."> Test> Firmly Protest> Console Kokatsuna> Write-In
>>1701483> Firmly Protest
>>1701696>>1701518>>1701510He stands up and you find yoourself falling in step behind him, hushed words already being exchanged behind you as Yusei-Ji and Kokatsuna arguing with as much dignity as a domestic affair can have. By the small tremor in her voice, you can tell she's going to miss her daughter, even if she's pretending she's angry at her for deciding her own fate.Isn't that why she wanted her to be strong in the first place? So she wouldn't have to suffer the whims of other people.You muse on this as you find your students baring steel at you and Ukitake, even from behind you can practically see the carefree smile he's offering them - closed eyes and everything. Probably could let your students go to town on hims for days and not get a scratch with his power."We won't let you take Sensei." Katta declares, eyes roaming over the distance between them as if some secret path to victory could be found their."Yeah, God doesn't like you letting other people get stolen..." Nion asserts, looking at you for confirmaiton which you bregrudgingly give with a nod."Yeah and for God's sake we're gonna kick your ass if you try and take our sensei you damned albino." Gronamura adds unhelpful holding his sword above his head as if it was a giant club."Oh don't worry." He says with a chuckle, "I'm glad Suka-chan has such dedicated students; but I'm just taking my sister home to sit a test." They'll look to you and you can't offer anything more than, "I don't know if he's my brother but the rest is all true." You sigh, "Plus if you guys want to keep learning about God you're going to have to pack up for a trip to the capital... and ask Lady Thievery about her daughter for the actual context of everything.""I didn't know you had a family Sukaretto-sensei." Katta asks, you can hear the suspicion in his voice, "Are you certain you can trust this man?"Ukitake turns round to face you curiously, as if you needed to be further put on the spot by this bullshit.> He seems alright> He's taking me back home, can't be too evil if Betty sent him> If I thought I could refuse I would> Write-In
>>1701767>> He seems alright
>>1701767> If I thought I could refuse I would
>>1701767> He seems alrightthere you go, tie broken
>>1701947>>1701812>>1701805"I mean, I don't know." You pause, "He seems alright." Everyone looks at you dumbfounded, swords hovering.Ukitake just gives a soft chuckle and begins wlaking away from the tavern and compound as simply as you would walk in a park."I'll see you all at dawn. It's just a little test how hard can it be?" As soon as it leaves your lips you feel the chill of doom run down your back and your reassuring smile is suddenly forced and nervous.A short trot takes you past Katta, Nion and Gronamura to Ukitake's side. "So what's this test of yours going to be?"He looks down at you, as if discussing dinner, "You need to land a cut on mother before she'll ever let you out of sakahone."He sounds serious, but you can't help but burst into loud awkward laughter, "You're kidding right?""Not at all." Juushiro says, "I bet you never even asked what she did before opening a sweet shop in the Rukongai.""You realize I've only been in this afterlife for like three weeks. The first day I arrived, then I got a job. I started that the next day which led to me being kidnapped until now." Listing it all, you're susprised you never kept a count... but it's been twenty fived day in your perception since you died."Sounds like you've had quite a start." Ukitake says as you finish walking down the hill and turn into the outer streets of Sakahone. It's weird how alien this feels after having lived with the bandits for a short time."So I don't actually have to fight Betty right?" You ask."You should honestly get used to calling her Mother. She got me to come out here after you and took you in." Ukitake says sadly, "She really cares about you."> Okay. That makes me Sukāretto Ukitake then right?> Look I'm grateful. The Lord says that thou shalt not refuse the aid of the just... just a bit iffy on adoption> Hey, I never asked to be adopted. Or to be rescued. You're kidnapping me here.> Write-In
With that, it's almost 3am, so I should sleep. I shall continue when I wake tomorrow. Plot is happening guys. PLOT.
>>1702130>> Hey, I never asked to be adopted. Or to be rescued. You're kidnapping me here.
>>1702130>Look I'm grateful. The Lord says that thou shalt not refuse the aid of the just... just a bit iffy on adoption
>>1702130> Look I'm grateful. The Lord says that thou shalt not refuse the aid of the just... just a bit iffy on adoption
>>1702170>>1703541>>1704316"Look Juushiro, I'm grateful." You kick your feet in the sand, coming to a stop. Ukitake turns around and you notice unlike everyone else he's actually wearing some sandals,"The lord says thou shalt not refuse the aid of the just... I'm just a bit iffy on being adopted."Ukitake looks at you confused, "I get that your new, but by living with Betty you pretty much accepted the adoption." He scratches his nose, "Remember this an afterlife, very few people are born in soul society. The large majority of them die with no memories of themselves or how they got here."Looking around you see a young man from the village helping a larger woman with a load of lumber. Wincing, you recall the house you were put through fighting Ishi."So, epecially in the Rukongai. Sometimes family isn't blood; but the people who are there for you in times of need." He starts walking again, "It's worth thinking about."Hurrying to catch up it's your turn, "Why don't you just do the whoosh thing to get around. You're strong enough.""Well, when you spend all your time doing shunpo to get everywhere.Sometimes it's nice to just walk around." He is silent for a second and you hear a bird sing somewhere, "This was my childhood home, I like spending time here.""Don't you enjoy the capital?" "I can enjoy it whilst still missing home Suka-chan. But I have a few questions of my own. You can do shunpo?""Shunpo?" You parrot in confusion."The Whoosh." He clarifies with a chuckle."Yes? Is that bad?" You say nervously. Even though it'd be useless your hand creeps to your sword."No! Quite the opposite in fact. I'd just like you to show me." He see's the hardness in your eyes, "You really need to relax Suka; I'm not here to hurt you." Looking at the genuine wound your suspiciojn has laid on this man surprises you, he's some kind of lieutenant in a military but can't work out why someone meeting him for the first time and feeling his tremendous power would be scared? I mean, he seems nice but with such a power gap... it's hard not to be intimidated.> Sure, whoosh behind him> No> Smirk, whoosh away to Betty;s> Write-In
>>1704697>> Sure, whoosh behind him
>>1704697>Sure, whoosh behind him
>>1705076>>1704995>>1704772Roll me 1d20+6 best of 3.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>1705861+6
Rolled 2 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>1705861
Rolled 19 + 6 (1d20 + 6)>>1705861
>>1705897>>1705874>>1705864"Sure." You say having already whooshed behind him by the time the word left your mouth. It feels like the fastest you've ever moved - including the time you avoided the monster.What you expected? Amazement.What you got? Pride."Wow Suka! You're really fast for your level!" Ukitake gushes clapping like you're some kind of child. His gaze had already shifted before you'd relocated, to the point that you're unsure if he predicted your move... or if you're just that slow to him."You could have been less condescending about it you know!" You snap, frustrated when you sound like a bratty little sister. Ukitake doesn't seem to move, he's just there one minute and his hand is ruffling your hair the next.Instead of frowning and suffering this indignation you whoosh away with his laughter and whoosh noises following behind you. A small race to Betty's breaks out and you get the sense that he's just keeping pace with you. Regardless of his sandbagging, it feels good to have someone who understands your powers and can guide you in their use... if you pass this test.What're you saying it's Betty. When you pass this test.It'll be simple. End Thread 8 Shill Stuff:Tw: @StarbornQDiscord Invite: https://discord.gg/USPFgKaDiscord Commands: ?rank [StarbornQuest][CabinQuest][WCNQuest]Lewd Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/u/StarbornOPWhat Came Next Archive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=what+came+nextWCN CS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uFJ0XoIx33KUUq64lJbjuX8HGFTvwFS4LtuW7maxjK8/edit?usp=sharingAny Questions or feedback, let me know on the discord, twitter or even in thread. I like to read back on my latest threads a few days later.Love you guys - Star
>>1706218Im just waiting for us to roll a 1 on fighting betty