Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/1701511/Character Sheet: https://pastebin.com/as7jUTfkYou are Ryoma Shizuhara, a young man living with his grandfather in the small town of Hashigata while your mother goes under chemotherapy, and you've gotten tangled up with a mysterious world that exists behind mirrors and pulls in people who don't conform to the roles other people try to force them into, turning them into compliant puppets. After rescuing Momoko Ayabe from the Mirror World, life seems to have returned to normal. However, you have a gut feeling that it's only a matter of time before you'll need to rescue someone else...>Friday, 4/22, LunchYou're just about to get to your homeroom when you hear two students shouting at each other. "What do you think you're doing, trying to sneak off campus?" says a stern voice."Bite me, four-eyes. What I do is none of your goddamn business!" shouts another voice- one you immediately recognize as Nobuhiko, the rather unfriendly new student you met yesterday.>Intervene>Eavesdrop>Mind your own business.
>>1904520>>EavesdropHoly shit it's back!
>>1904561>>1904579>Eavesdrop.You peek around the corner to see Nobuhiko and a bespectacled boy with black hair and a stern demeanor arguing intensely."I don't care where you came from or how much money your parents have, the rules are the rules and you WILL follow them!""Or what?" jeers Nobuhiko, giving the boy a shit-eating grin. "You'll lecture me again?""I'll report you to the principal and plead for your expulsion!" shouts the stern boy. That only makes Nobuhiko laugh. "Go ahead, ya friggin' stool pigeon. I'd love nothing more than to get out of this dump you call a school!""Hey, break it up you two!" shouts a teacher. "If you keep yelling at each other, you're both gonna be late for class! Furthermore, Katsumoto-san, how many times have I told you to stop hounding every student that you think is breaking the rules?"Katsumoto goes red in the face. "But he was clearly attempting to sneak off campus!"The teacher crosses his arms. "Well, clearly he's still on campus."Katsumoto's face turns a deeper shade of red and he storms by, visibly frustrated. Nobuhiko cackles. However, he's cut short by the teacher. "Just because I told off Shumei doesn't mean you're getting off scot-free. Get to class, now!"Nobuhiko huffs and rolls his eyes. "Yes, sir..." he says as sarcastically as humanly possible. You decide you should head to class, too.(Continued)
>>1904677>After School.>What do you want to do?>Hang out with Hiroji>Hang out with Yolanda>Explore the school>Explore downtown>Explore Xinaian
>>1904713>>Explore downtownInvite Yolanda to hang out with us downtown
OK, I gotta go. Continuing this tomorrow.
>>1907321Is QST just dead today?
>>1907329Or just dead for the moment, I'm mostly going around now to find some active quests. Perhaps something like twitter to make announcements may work.
>>1904901>>1907374You decide to explore downtown. Kenzan's van isn't anywhere in sight. You go to the ramen place and see there's a sign out front:YOU DEMANDED IT, WE BROUGHT IT BACK- THE RAMEN KING CHALLENGE.EAT THE 1 KG RAMEN KING BOWL 60 MINUTES AND YOUR MEAL IS FREE!Do you want to try it?>Yes>No
>>1907435>yesNothing ventured nothing gained.
>>1907441>>1907445>>1907521You sit down in the restaurant to see if you can handle the Ramen King Challenge. The cook grins cockily. "Oh ho, someone's eyes are bigger than their stomach. Let's see how much punishment you can take, boy."He goes into the kitchen, and when he comes back out he's holding the biggest ramen bowl you've ever seen. The bowl alone is almost the size of your head! There's ramen piled up so high it almost spills out of the bowl- plus, heaps upon heaps of chicken, chili powder, and bean sprouts.You steel yourself and dig into the bowl.....It's ten minutes in and there's still more ramen than the bowl can hold........Twenty minutes in and your stomach's already starting to hurt....you feel bloated and getting to the point where you don't like the taste of the ramen anymore........Forty minutes in and you feel like you're going to pop like a balloon...When the timer reaches sixty minutes, you are resting your head on the counter trying not to throw up from overeating. You're pretty sure you've also consumed more sodium than what's recommended for the human body. "Well, looks like another competitor falls short of the mark," the chef says haughtily as he takes your unfinished bowl away, replacing it with your bill: 3000 yen. You groan as you fork over the money and lurch out of the restaurant, clutching your stomach and groaning.>Your Guts, Knowledge, and Diligence must be dramatically higher to complete the Ramen King challenge...>All your stats have increased by +1!You get home and immediately feel the need to go to bed... (Continued)
(Gonna cut it here for today, forgot I needed to go shopping. Won't be running til tomorrow evening.)
>Saturday, 4/23, After ClassYou pack up your stuff when you get a text- it's from Hiroji.>hey, we should probably go to that weird Xinaian place. Momoko's not gone, and we should probably train in between mirror incidents.>"Sure, let's go.">"Nah, I'm not feeling it today."
(You guys vote, hopefully I can get home from work earlier to actually keep running the quest. If I can't keep it going, I'll just archive this thread and start a new one on Monday.)
>>1912007>"Sure, let's go."
>>1914274>"Sure, let's go."After rounding up Momoko and explaining Xinaian to her, you, Momoko, and Hiroji meet up with Yolanda at the entrance to the cave and head in."How deep does this place go?" asks Momoko. Yolanda shrugs. "I can only sense so far down...but there seems to be something on the fifth level...something strong."Hiroji swallows nervously. "You mean like that crazy trigger-happy ghost thing?!" he says with alarm. "No, it's not even close to the Reaper's power, but we should be prepared." answers Yolanda.You check to see which Persona you have active as you begin your exploration- it's Centaur.You run down a hallway to see a Shadow cluster guarding what appears to be a treasure chest."That could hold something valuable." says Yolanda."Alright then," you say as you bring your spear to bear. "Let's go.">Roll d100
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>1914544
(Will continue tomorrow morning, tired from work.)
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1914544
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1914544
>>1915877>89The Shadow mass explodes into three Shadows that look like blue imps hiding in yellow jars. >Attack>Shoot>Bufu>Lunge>Rakukaja>Single Shot>Switch Personas (Specify which Persona)
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>1917620
>>1917707>25Your ice spell just barely misses the Shadow you had your sights on. Hiroji shoots at one but it barely even looks injured. However, Momoko's Persona launches a Garu at it and that knocks the Shadow to the ground. "Keep it up!" yells Yolanda as Momoko blasts the remaining pair of Shadows with wind,"We gonna finish 'em or what?">All-Out-Attack>Negotiate.
Rolled 71, 24, 42, 8 = 145 (4d100)>>1918987
>>1919066You manage to beat the Shadows in submission. Momoko looks like she's still not used to her sword, but she still manages to get some good hits in.(Gonna call it for now because I've been wanting to try another SMT quest for a while and I'm having a devil of a time looking for my PQR notes. Will probably continue on Monday or Tuesday.)