You are pissed. You had planned this so well. You had the death-traps ready, you had walled off half of this stupid island, you had security cameras and drones shipped here in the gross: and now, just when you'd begun, it's all over. It just isn't fair, dammit! You were supposed to be the next Junko Enoshima! You were the next Ultimate Despair that would shake the foundations of the world! But... they guessed it right, didn't they? Junko would have let them go if they'd guessed right. And besides, ripping that beefcake fisher dude in half was gross. You're glad that you had time to dry heave into the toilet for a couple of minutes before doing the Post-Trial Taunting bit. Now that was fun. Fucking with people, lording it over them, that's fun. Murder? Not so much.You can see them assembled on the docks through your monitor: tall, short, fat, thin: the symbols of hope for the future who had cheated you out of your dream. You check a mirror underneath the desk drawer in your little studio to make sure your mask is on straight, press the button to call the automated ferry (purchased via a network of dummy accounts from some paddleboat company in the US), do a last-second mic-check, and then flip the switch that controls the dockside monitor.
>>2048137"Well, kiddies, this is it! After all of your struggles, trials, and tribulations, you have discovered the secret of this here Killing Game, and therefore earned your right to leave the island! I am impressed; it took quite a lot of effort from you bright young things to best me-""Hardly."Of course he would open his mouth. That little Kraut piece of shit who ruined your game, standing there with his sour face in his Armani jackets (how many thousands did you have to sink into getting those ordered?) just couldn't resist a parting blow."You have to be very incompetent at this to leave a number of very obvious clues where we could find them. What: after the next trial, were we going to find a sign that said 'Totally NOT a training camp for Remnants of Despair'? You would be a terrible director: you have no sense of subtlety. Junko Enoshima-""Doesn't matter very much to this conversation, does she?! You've won, congratulations! Get over it!" You find your finger straying to the button that would detonate the shaped charge hidden in one of the buoys, sending a spray of metal balls flying at Wiene at supersonic speeds. It would be so easy for you to just press it and turn him into hamburger for using her name... But you have to play by the rules. They won, fair and square, so they get to leave and you'll have to figure out a way to explain to the Remnant of Despair that funded you that they're going to have to go with the mass suicide bombings after all...A flash of light suddenly blows up on your (off-camera) monitor: RADAR has detected a VTOL plane 50 miles off the coast and closing. Its trajectory doesn't appear to be intercepting with the island... but it might pass over the ferry in a few minutes. Your anti-aircraft missile bank is already being cycled up by an automated defense protocol (thank you, Lockheed-Martin), but you aren't sure...>Blow it out of the sky: you can't afford any witnesses, and it'll help you blow off some steam from these guys screwing you.>Call off the AA strike and program the ferry to take a misleading route to the island: if they end up tracking it for a while, this will hopefully convince them to screw off.>Call off the AA battery: what's the point? Game's over. Even if they find you out, you can just fuck off in the escape submersible and blow the roof off the base on the way out.
>>2048208>>Blow it out of the sky: you can't afford any witnesses, and it'll help you blow off some steam from these guys screwing you.I can't wait to see how Scatlett manages to fuck up LOSING his own game.
>>2048208>>Call off the AA battery: what's the point? Game's over. Even if they find you out, you can just fuck off in the escape submersible and blow the roof off the base on the way out.
>>2048208Ahaha holy shit fucking rekt my god. Get absolutely dunked on you psychopath.>Blow it out of the sky: you can't afford any witnesses, and it'll help you blow off some steam from these guys screwing you.
Wait.We WON?Hol up.>Blow it out of the sky: you can't afford any witnesses, and it'll help you blow off some steam from these guys screwing you.
>>2048362We figured out the mystery behind it all, which was real fucking simple. It's still regrettable that we lost two, and who the fuck knows what could go wrong from here, but for now this feels good.
>>2048362Just you wait. Shit is almost certainly going to go sideways for us in short order.
>>2048378inb4 Junko didn't kill herself, some faggot rigged DR1's deathtrap so that she wouldn't even experience the despair of being killed by her own creation to troll her.
>>2048380Nah, Junko had fucking class. She'd have to be a total hack for something like that to happen. *cough* like Scarlett *cough*
>>2048369Scarlet should have not made it a win conditon from the start. He should have saved it for later when more killings happened.
>>2048298>>2048349>>2048362You flip a switch and send a quartet of Hellfire missiles screaming into the air: the little shits seem suitably intimidated as they hear them screaming through the air. Shit, you need to think of something cool to say... something Junko would say..."Don't worry about that: just want to give you all an explosive send-off!" Nailed it. This is going to show all of those little punks: The Dead Hand, Ms. Satellite, even that midget with the clowns (creepy little shit that he is): YOU are the heir of Junko Enoshima! No one else, YOU! They couldn't even start a Killing Game, much less protect its finale from-Your missiles drop offline. Shortly thereafter, so does the ferry. That VTOL adjusts course and starts rolling towards the island at top speed. Your heart crawls into your throat. Only one thing could do this. The Future Foundation has located you. Somehow, through SOME way, they figured your real identity and location out. You should have covered your tracks more! But... this is it! This gives you a chance to show everyone that you're the Ultimate Despair! All you have to do is defeat this jet, and the fact you couldn't kill these kids won't even matter!>MOAR ANTI-AIRCRAFT WEAPONS! BLAST 'EM OUT OF THE SKY!>Arm the automated defenses and get ready to butcher them when they land!>Take the kids hostage! It's not cheating now that the game has changed!>Set the island to blow and get to the escape submersible! If you time it right, you should be able to blast their jet out of the air!
>>2048409>Arm the automated defenses and get ready to butcher them when they land!>Take the kids hostage! It's not cheating now that the game has changed!
>>2048409>>Arm the automated defenses and get ready to butcher them when they land!>>Take the kids hostage! It's not cheating now that the game has changed!
>>2048409>Arm the automated defenses and get ready to butcher them when they land!>Take the kids hostage! It's not cheating now that the game has changed!>Ms. Satellite,I'll be keking hard if Monaca is still a Space-NEET
>>2048409>Arm the automated defenses and get ready to butcher them when they land!>Take the kids hostage! It's not cheating now that the game has changed!Neveramind, the killing game continues!
>>2048413>>2048416>>2048419>>2048438>>2048562You prime the site's automated defenses and pop open a couple of hidden turrets, ordering them to establish locks on the brats; but not to fire just yet."Sorry, kids, change of plans! It looks like your friends at the Future Foundation have come to play, which means I need some collateral! Any of you do anything, and I'll-""Don't tell me: fill us full of holes? You are a walking cliche."You snap off a quick warning shot at the Kraut's feet. That'll teach him to mouth off. You then turn your eager attention to the VTOL closing on the island. 20 miles out... 15... 10... 5...Your screen cuts out. In fact, all of them cut out. You frantically scrabble for the touchscreen cellular you'd prepared as an emergency backup and check the power system. No, everything's working, you've just been locked out of the system. But... how the Hell did that happen?! The system is hardened against wireless hijack-Your attempt to piece together the escalating clusterfuck that is now your life is derailed by the breach alarm going off. Someone is in the facility. You panic, and start clawing at the nerve gas activation switch. You're almost relieved when you start hearing the hiss of the dispensers. Then you realize they're releasing it into your room. The command room. That you're currently in. There's no way the doors will respond to your attempts to open them, now that you're locked out of your own system. You'd heard the FF had started taking prisoners, but you guess you're an exception.So, this is it. You're going to die here, in your own system which has turned against you. Just like Junko. Only Junko didn't have everything go wrong for her. There's no way out... Unless...DECIDE:>Choose Hope: No way in Hell you're going to die without your ambitions being fulfilled!>Choose Despair: Junko accepted her turn to face despair...
>>2048576>Choose Hope: No way in Hell you're going to die without your ambitions being fulfilled!This will probably have some consequenses, but I really want to see this happen.
>>2048576>>Choose Hope: No way in Hell you're going to die without your ambitions being fulfilled!
>>2048576DECIDE:>Choose Hope: No way in Hell you're going to die without your ambitions being fulfilledA despair hope hybrid, how interesting I wonder why he's so obsessed with junko.
>>2048599>>2048600>>2048615You can't die like this. Not now, when you were so close to equaling Junko- no, it's not enough for you to just try and equal Junko. You need to become more than Junko! Every student must eventually surpass the master if they wish to be recognized! That's why you aren't going to die here: you are going to become the Ultimate Despair who surpasses her!You check your phone: yeah, it still has access to the generators. You doubt you can remotely shut them off, but...You send a signal to cut power to the doors, and, seconds later, the door to your control room slides open as the entire system switches into its fail-safe mode. You sprint up the passages of your bunker and start heading towards the main door- no, you can't do that! The Future Foundation will be there already. You can't just escape in the submersible now; you can't just let the FF beat you like this. So... time to use the secret school passage. You break to the right instead of the left, and snake your way through the tunnels, which, pleasantly, seem to not be filling with lethal nerve gas: you guess the FF hasn't realized your escape yet. You sprint up the passage to the heavy metal door, and whirl the vault lock hard, heart pounding with adrenaline...You step out through the hidden door into the basement of the "school": really, the former central command facility of Ultimate Despair Scandinavia, built up using misappropriated funds from the Togami family. The fact that the Future Foundation hadn't found and decommissioned the site already was nothing short of a miracle. You sprint off towards the fourth floor: there should be some gear in the Ultimate Acolyte's lab that should even the odds...
>>2048655Back at the docks...Vargas: "What the HELL is going on?!?!"Ivan: "I am with friend Vargas: this is very unusual."Pauline: "OH WOW, REALLY?!? I THOUGHT THAT HAVING SOME KIND OF SUPERSONIC ATTACK JET BUZZ US RIGHT AFTER SOME JIGSAW WANNABE GOT KNOCKED OFF THE AIR WAS NORMAL!"Helen: "I sense the hand of a dark spirit behind this..."You take a deep breath and shout.Albert: "Everyone, PLEASE be quiet! Clearly, the Future Foundation is coming to rescue us. There is no need to panic. They probably are taking Scarlet into custody right now, and will be here to extract us shortly."???: "Hello? Hello, can anyone hear this? Testing, one-two!"You start in surprise: a raspy, slightly metallic voice is coming out of the monitors. Albert: "Hello? Are you with the Future Foundation? We're down by the docks, and-"???: "Yeah, I can see you, kids. We're going to help you out, just need you to answer a question first."Roy:"Fine. Ask away, so we can leave."???:"Good! Now... what's your opinion on mascots?"Roy: "...?"Tiago: "Sorry, that must have come through a little garbled, did you just say... mascots?"???: "Yeah, I said mascots. Got a problem with it?!"All: "..."???: "...No, seriously, do you got a problem with mascots or something? I mean, I know that a lot of kids your age feel like they're too 'grown-up' for lovable, popular, world-renowned mascots, but they're really what hold a series together! You can sell anything with a mascot character, no matter what it is! People wouldn't watch a show about four teenagers driving around the country solving the same mystery over and over: they watch it for the talking dog! People don't care about prefectures unless they have a cool pyromaniac bear as their mascot! People are even okay with ebola if you make a cute girl mascot for it!"???:"So really, the fact that someone-and I'm not naming names here- tried to replace me with some stupid guy in a mask who can't even run a killing game right is unforgivable!"The screen powers up to show Scarlet's desk. Only now, a very different figure sits behind it...
>>2048668The leering face of The Tragedy has clearly made itself at home: the nameplate on the desk has already had a piece of paper with "HEADMASTER MONOKUMA" taped over it.Monokuma: "Upupupu! Welcome to your all-new-look, same-great-taste Killing Game!"Tiago:"You!"Roy: "You."Pauline: "...Wha?"Monokuma: "No, Monokuma! Don't you kids pay attention in history class?"Your mind is reeling. Your escape was in sight, Scarlet had lost... and then the very symbol of despair emerged to usurp him. Just as your hope had reached its apex, he came, like a shark to blood.Monokuma: "So, now that that crappy poser with his silly mask and crappy punishments is gone, let's all have a fun, bloody, proper Killing Game! First, I've struck that dumb 'If you solve the puzzle, you escape' rule from your manuals! What sort of mastermind just spells out an escape clause like that, anyways? Someone who gets cold feet and wants a way to chicken out, that's who! In fact, I bet he'd have let you go no matter what you guessed! Lucky thing I got here in time then, huh?"Monokuma: "So now, you gotta kill until there's two left, or until the Blackened wins, just like it's supposed to be! Ah... all is right in the world. I feel so calm now that I could almost go into hibernation!"Monokuma:"But... that little knock-off is still running around somewhere, making trouble... And I feel a bit guilty, having him get your hopes up for nothing..."Monokuma: "Ah! Here's an idea..."Your Handbook buzzes, and you dully pull it out and open the Rules section. Two new rules have been added:"'Scarlet' is now a participant in the Killing Game.""Whoever kills 'Scarlet' will automatically graduate without a trial."Monokuma: "There we go! Knock-off problem solved, and at least one of you will get your hopes fulfilled! All it'll take is one more murder! It's even guilt-free!">...You can't be real.>How do we find Scarlet?>No. We aren't going to play your game, Monokuma.
>>2048679>*unintelligible slew of German swears*>We aren't playing your game, we already one once, we're done here.
>>2048679>...You can't be real.>*unintelligible slew of German swears*
Don't despair lads I'm already thinking of plans.
>>2048679>>*unintelligible slew of German swears*
My German isn't what it used to be, but call him a fickfehler or a flachwichser! Hackfresse! Arsch mit Ohren! Sprich nicht mit mir, du verrückter Mann! Verpiss dich, sie psychotisch, armselige Entschuldigung für ein Maskottchen!
>>2048686>>2048686>>2048689>>2048720I quite like this idea
>>2048409Isn't Hellfire an air-to-ground missile?>>2048668Okay, that was an excellent move.>>2048679>...You can't be real.>A well-enunciated stream of German not containing a single swearword yet extremely scathing.
>>2048689>>2048712>>2048686Albert: "Hurensohn! Schwanzlutschen mistkerl! Schweinhund!"Monokuma: "No, Monokuma! Seriously, we just did this!"Albert: "You... you can't be real. Junko Enoshima is dead!"Monokuma: "Oh, don't remind me! She... *sniff* she was such a great mom, you know? She always made sure there weren't any tears in my cover, refilled my stuffing... But the past is the past! All I can do is make sure she's proud of me! Now; put all those silly thoughts about getting out of this game aside, and embrace your new, lethal school life! Byeee!!!"The monitor clicks off, leaving your group standing on the docks... standing at the edge of an abyss.Pauline: "This... this is just a joke, right? That ferry or whatever that Scarlet was talking about; it'll be here soon, right?"Tiago: "I wish this was a joke, but... that bear, it was definitely Monokuma. How... how the hell can he still exist?!"Ivan: "...So, friend Roy: I think we could all use your rifles now, yes?"Roy:"..."Ivan: "No need to be like that! Scarlet, he is monster who killed Okitsumi and friend Botha! If one of us kills him too, they can leave and get help. Is the most intelligent decision.">I agree.>But who can we trust, Ivan?>No. We'll be playing into Monokuma's hands.
>>2049219>No. We'll be playing into Monokuma's hands.We need to press him for information first
>>2049219>No. We'll be playing into Monokuma's hands.Fuck.Given that Scarlet is the only one who knew this place's secrets, including its communications, we might have to ... Work together with him.OR at least capture him, interrogate him as to how everything works, and beat the shit out of him until he tells us how to get out of here.
>>2049309>>2049514This, and I'm already thinking of ways to manipulate scarlet into helping us.
Shit, since I forgot:The pastebin: https://pastebin.com/6Hn0RtG8Link to the previous bread: 2002343Twitter: https://twitter.com/Danganronpaques>>2048810I don't know shit about military tech beyond guns.
>>2049219>>No. We'll be playing into Monokuma's hands.
>>2049624All there is to know about military tech:You left click on the enemy mans and then you get points + the enemy mans stop shooting backGlock is a type of grenadeIf you bring both a SKS and a Mosin Nagant into the woods, everyone gets mad at you
>>2049693Depends... are you in a jungle, mountain range, or Finnish woods
>>2049219>No. We'll be playing into Monokuma's hands.>Also, I'm assuming that all the other students die if the blackened wins.
>tfw Scarlet is in the game>tfw we can do FTEs with the villain
>>2049309>>2049514>>2050939>>2050977Albert: "If we do that, all we'll be doing is playing into Monokuma's hands."Ivan: "And is that so bad in this case?"Albert: "Yes, it is bad! Scarlet held us captive here: he might know a way to get us all out of here alive."Roy: "So we make him tell us and then kill him."Albert:"Yeah, and then everyone but the killer dies."Monokuma: "Huh?"The monitors snap back on.Monokuma: "What kind of headmaster would I be if I broke school regulations? In order for the rest of you to die, the Blackened would have to be chosen incorrectly!"Albert: "Stay out of this, du Lugenbar!"Monokuma: "Oh! You... *sniff* You big bully! I'd never lie! I'm a very honest bear! I don't even lie on my tax returns, or adjust my scale down by five pounds whenever I put on a bit of weight!"Monokuma: "Like I said, you'll get to kill that Ultimate Phony and leave no strings attached! All you'll have to do is kill him and then step forward and confess!"Ivan: "That does sound like an intriguing offer..."Monokuma: "I'm glad you think so, but... you'll have to get to that tomorrow!"Albert: "Why, exactly? It's not even 10 PM-"Monokuma: "Ah, children... Sweet, dumb-as-hell children... I have to finish fixing all the other stuff that idiot left lying around. So, it's curfew for you lot until tomorrow morning! And don't even think of sneaking out, or you'll get a lot more than the slap on the wrist that fake would have given ya!"Monokuma flickers off screen, replaced by a graphic:SCHOOL UNDER CONSTRUCTION, RETURN TO YOUR ROOMS IN 9:59 MINUTES OR FACE PUNISHMENT!The group start plodding, bovine, back to the school. It disgusts you that you've become so used to being the toys of a sadist that you don't even debate defying Monokuma. It makes your stomach churn still more when you realize that you didn't even consider resisting. When you fall asleep tonight, it's with self-loathing as a blanket.The next morning, you awaken to a blare from the monitor in your room. Monokuma's face leers down from it.Monokuma: "Oh, you poor deprived kids! Scarlet didn't even bother to set up a daily announcement system! Well, let's have this be the inaugural:"Monokuma: "Rise and shine, students! It's 8:00 AM, which means that it's time to get up and greet another beautiful day! The cafeteria, gym, and pool are now unlocked, as are your labs!"You curse at the screen as you rise and head for breakfast.
>>2051597Ivan: "So, I think we can all agree on what we should do today."Roy: "Yes: hunt down and kill that psychopath Scarlet."Carter: "...He must pay."Tiago: "No."Roy: "..?"Tiago: "Albert is right; Scarlet is far more valuable alive than dead. In addition to his knowledge of the island, his connections to the Remnants of Despair mean that he's of great use to the Future Foundation."Pauline: "Nuts to the Future Foundation! This sick fucker needs to DIE! NO MERCY!"Helen: "It is as I foresaw... the demon leads you all down a dark path. Turn back, now, before he claims your souls!"Roland: "I must agree; the marginal psychological benefit of killing Scarlet would be vastly outweighed by the long-term trauma."Christina H.: "I don't trust killer DMs: Albert's right."Ivan: "If that is how you feel, perhaps we should hold a vote when we find him? It's not like we will even have to hunt for him; in a place like this, and with cosmic blessings, he shall not hide for long."Carter: "Is this a joke?!? Does the death of Madam... no, of Lady Botha mean nothing?"Roland: "I-I don't mean to discount your trauma, but you must realize-"Carter: "I must realize nothing, you cowardly sophist. I made an oath before God, and I shall keep that oath until God strikes me down. The rest of you can do as you will: I know what I shall do to that wretched worm."Carter rises with force and strides from the room, his face thunder. The rest of you eat in shameful silence.You feel anxious. Scarlet running about unseen, and now Carter waxing wroth against him... you fear what he might do in his rage. But still... you can't do anything more than what you are able. Perhaps you should see what the others are up to...FREE TIME START>Roy: At the Docks>Carter: At the Ultimate Medievalist's lab>Ivan: At the Ultimate Acolyte's lab>Peter: In the Library>Tiago: At the Ultimate Angler's lab>Roland: Outside the Ultimate Medievalist's lab>Helen: On the fourth floor>Pauline: At the Pool>Christina H: In the Ultimate Traditional Gamer's lab>Giovanna: In the Loading Bay>Ruby: In the A/V Room>Christina M: In the Pharmacy>Alexandria: In the Gym>Hunt for Scarlet
>>2051635>>Christina H: In the Ultimate Traditional Gamer's lab
>>2051635>Christina H: In the Ultimate Traditional Gamer's lab
>>2051635>>>Christina H: In the Ultimate Traditional Gamer's lab
>get into the new thread>fucking monokuma has finally bothered to show up>we knew walking into this nearly all the remnants of despair are gone by the FF>monokuma is in fact not scarletif this is what i think it is oh crap.
OP writes as Monokuma very well. KekCannot wait to see more.
>>2051635>Ruby: In the A/V Room
>>2051714>>2051753>>2051808>>2052285The smell of hot plastic, glue, and paint wafts from the open door to the Ultimate Traditional Gamer's lab, making your head spin slightly as you approach it. The interior... the interior looks like an arts-and-crafts shop collided with a Ren Faire. Sheets of paper and pallets of cardboard are scattered over a large drafting table, while a 3-D printer churns in the back. At one end of the table, Christina sits, sketching in a thick notebook. She closes it as you approach, a slightly guilty expression on her face.Christina H:"...Is this about me pushing Cameron into the pool the other day?"Albert: "No, in fact. ...What exactly are you doing?"Christina H: "I'm working on something."Albert: "Obviously, but what is it?"Christina H: "Well, I noticed that there weren't a lot of good board games in the game room: whoever built it seemed to prefer video gaming. So, I'm making some popular games for everyone: Risk, Android, Twilight Struggle, as well as a set of well-balanced dice and boards for backgammon, chess, and senet... a few of my own design, as well."Albert: "From memory?"Christina H: "Yep! I wouldn't be the Ultimate Traditional Gamer if I didn't have alphabetic system mastery of all sorts of games, now would I? I'd just be a girl who really likes traditional gaming!"Christina H: "...Hey, what sort of board games do you like?"Albert: "Pardon?"Christina H: "We haven't really talked that much, you know, and you seem like the sort of person who has a bad starting attitude towards everyone, so I just want to talk to you about something I can understand well. If I asked you about movies, I'd probably just get lost... so, what sort of board games do you like? Other forms of traditional gaming, like puzzles and RPGs, are more niche, but everyone likes at least one board game in my experience!">Mystery games>Strategy games>Action games>Trivia games>I actually prefer card games>I like gambling>Not really interested in that sort of thing, actually.
>>2053153>>I like gamblingHigh risk high reward!
>>2053200>>2053209>>2053232>>2053237Albert: "If I had to pick a type, I'd say that I like strategy games."Christina H: "Really? Are you sure you're saying that because it's the truth?"Albert: "What are you saying?"Christina H: "Four of the games I mentioned have a strong strategic element: Android, chess, Twilight Struggle, and Risk. If you wanted to make a favorable impression on me, then, regardless of your actual preference, you would say you liked strategy games, as you would assume my preferences would influence what games I would make."Albert: "Why would I lie about something like that? I simply enjoy games that involve strategic thinking, planning ahead and assessing options-"Christina H: "Oh, I knew that. It's the kind of person you are."Albert: "Then why even bring up the idea that I might be lying to you to make a good first impression?"Christina H: "Who knows? Maybe I just wanted to see if you'd react in a weird way. Sometimes people make choices like that."Albert:"...">Christina spends the next several hours grilling you about games you like and questioning your answers...Well, it's not like you can just stand around all day. FREE TIME START>Roy: At the Ultimate Marksman's lab>Carter: Roaming the school>Ivan: Outside, on a rooftop>Peter: In the Ultimate Ecologist's lab>Tiago: At the Ultimate Angler's lab>Roland: In the Library>Helen: In the Ultimate Occultist's lab>Pauline: In the Cafeteria>Christina H: At the Warehouse>Giovanna: In the Library>Ruby: In the Ultimate Ecologist's Lab>Christina M: In her room>Alexandria: In the A/V Room>Hunt for Scarlet (may find Scarlet)
>>2054840>>Ivan: Outside, on a rooftop
>>2054840>Peter: In the Ultimate Ecologist's lab
>>2054840>>Peter: In the Ultimate Ecologist's lab
>>2054840>Ivan: Outside, on a rooftop
>>2054877>>2054941>>2056068>>2056272You find Ivan on a rooftop in the middle of the town, rigging up something with tin-foil and a series of poles.Ivan: "Ah, friend Albert! Just in time! I am trying to build a rescue sign! Certainly, if we maintain positive mental energy and focus, a military helicopter will spot us and send word!">You spend the next few hours building a rescue sign...Despite the fact that Ivan was very polite to you when starting to work on the sign, he's only talked to you briefly, to give you instructions, when working on the entire project. You feel like you should say something...>What do you believe, exactly?>I hear you come from a rich family...>Do you really think this will do anything?>Remain quiet
>>2057101>I hear you come from a rich family...lets do some small talk
>>2057101>What do you believe, exactly?
>>2057101>>What do you believe, exactly?
>>2057101>Do you really think this will do anything?
>>2057380>>2057480Albert: "I've been wondering something for a while..."Ivan: "Yes?"Albert: "The cult that you founded-"Ivan: "'Spiritual movement', friend Albert. 'Cult' is such a pejorative term."Albert: "What exactly do you believe in?"Ivan: "Ah. Has this situation made you begin to think on the fate of your immortal soul? Well, it isn't belief, not as such. 'Belief' implies that there is no evidence. But the truth is, there is evidence of the truth I teach!"Albert: (That sounds like the sort of thing a cult leader says...)Ivan: "For example: try, after dark, coming out here, looking up at the sky, and focusing on the energy of Polaris: the unfixed, unmoving star, which transmits fortitude and endurance. Assume a resting pose, and apply your mental energy to focusing on the light, receiving its positive energy... eventually, you will feel that energy flowing through your body! Your limbs will feel numb and heavy from the energy accumulation, and you will feel a sense of peaceful fatigue! That is natural, since you won't have mastered the techniques needed to process that energy. But once you experience this, I'll be glad to teach you the next step!"Ivan: "But boy, is it not getting very late? I think we should go inside and have some dinner."Albert: (He didn't actually answer my question...)>Ivan walks away from you, his eyes as eerily placid as ever... you think you're getting closer to him, though.Monokuma's face leers on the screen again as night falls:Monokuma: "Attention! This is an official school announcement! It is now 10 PM, which means it's officially night-time! As a result, the gym, cafeteria, Ultimate labs, and pool are all closed! I hope you all have a restful night..."You uneasily settle into your bed. The fact that Monokuma-the symbol of evil in the modern world- is now in charge of the Killing Game... it only makes an already terrible situation worse. Add to that the fact that whoever is controlling Monokuma seems to be altogether more organized than Scarlet was...You jerk awake to hear a knock on your door: a sharp, staccato trio of raps. The clock in the corner says it's a bit past 1 AM. You sit up and look at the door, wishing that it had a peephole...>Check who it is>Ignore it
>>2058275Ask who it is.
>>2058275>>Check who it isOf course.
>>2058275>>Check who it is
>>2058275>>>Check who it is
>>2058321>>2058360>>2058371Albert: "Who's there?"???: "It's me! Roland! Listen, we need to talk about Henry. Could you let me in so we can have a private conversation?"That sounds like Roland... you think.>Let him in>Don't let him in
>>2058850>Look for a weapon>Let him inRoland won't be able to overpower us if a fight happens. Still, let's find something to defend with just in case.
>>2058850I'll support >>2058915
>>2058915>>2058944>>2058982You grab a chair, for want of a better weapon, and open the door. Roland awkwardly shuffles into the room, staring at the chair in your hand.Roland: "I-I hope you aren't planning on beating me with that."Albert: "Relax; I'll only do anything if you try to attack me first."Roland: "You seriously don't understand me if you think I'd attack anyone! I don't have a violent bone in my body. I can understand your paranoia, but y-y-you have nothing to fear from me."Albert: "...But I have something to fear from Henry, yes?"Roland: "Not as such, but... he's emotionally unstable, and I'm concerned that he might do something rash to endanger all of us. ...I've talked things over with Ivan, and we agree that it's best if Henry was confined to his room for the time being. We'll be doing this tomorrow afternoon, when he goes out to try and kill Scarlet again. ...I just wanted to warn you, so you can avoid being near him tomorrow.">Okay, I got it>This is going a bit far, isn't it?>I won't allow you to interfere with Henry like this.
>>2060458>>This is going a bit far, isn't it?He's deeply upset about the rather nonchalance regarding Scarlet. Yes we should put more manpower into hunting him, and frankly when/if we manage to get info from him then yes Henry should be the one to kill him and be off to get help.
>>2060458>>Okay, I got it
>>2060458>This is going a bit far, isn't it?Bloody hell. I suppose we HAVE to take sides in this issue don't we.Well I guess I'll have to side against Henry, and side with keeping Scarlet alive (until we beat everything he knows out of him).But this issue's gonna split the damn group.Shit, Monokuma knows it doesn't he. He's TRYING to get us to fight each-other.Little shit.
>>2060458>This is going a bit far, isn't it?WE CAN FTE THE BAD GUY, THAT NEVER HAPPENS IN DR RELATED STUFFMAKE THE QUEST INTERESTING
>>2060538>>2060643>>2060651Albert: "Doesn't this seem like we're taking things a bit too far? I mean, confining him in his room-"Roland: "-Is the only way we are going to be able to t-t-t-take Scarlet alive. He stomped about the entire school in full plate with a halberd yesterday, shouting about how he was going to d-d-d-draw and quarter our only source of information!"Roland: "I-I'm not saying you have to help us subdue him: Ivan is going to mix a small amount of tranquilizer into his flask of mead; n-n-not enough to cause any dangerous drug interactions, just enough to make him fall asleep. And if t-t-that doesn't work, Alexandria promised to choke him into unconsciousness. Just... don't try to interfere. N-not that I think you would, please understand! I'm merely relaying a message from Ivan."Albert: "I see. Well... thank you for warning me."You watch Roland leave the room with a feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach...Monokuma's morning announcement rouses you from an nightmare in which you were being forced to host an Uwe Boll career retrospective; for once, you feel mildly better about your situation: at least there are worse things that could be happening.Breakfast is quiet and awkward; the brooding presence of Henry seems to have sucked all the energy out of the room.Well, you have some time to kill before Ivan's plan.FREE TIME START>Roy: At the Cafeteria>Carter: Roaming the school>Ivan: At the Pharmacy>Peter: by the Docks>Tiago: At the Ultimate Angler's lab>Roland: In the Ultimate Medievalist's lab>Helen: In the Gaming Room>Pauline: In the Gaming Room>Christina H: In the Gaming Room>Giovanna: In the A/V Room>Ruby: In the Gaming Room>Christina M: In the Gym>Alexandria: In the Gym>Hunt for Scarlet (may find Scarlet)>Warn Henry>Try to talk Ivan out of his plan
>>2060848>Try to talk Ivan out of his planIt's extremely unlikely Scarlet can even be found without a concerted effort, and anger is a bad helper in such tasks, so Henry shouldn't pose much danger. Just in case we could assign Alexandra to watch over him.If possible, we should give him just enough tranquilizer to make him sluggish, then have Roland and/or Giovanna try to calm him.
>>2060848>>Hunt for Scarlet (may find Scarlet)
>Gaming roomLooks like a party going on, with all the best waifus
>>2060848Call it a hunch but I think we should talk to Carter.
>>2060848>Hunt for Scarlet (may find Scarlet)
>>2060848>>Pauline: In the Gaming Room
>>2060880>>2061164>>2061330You decide to work on flushing Scarlet out; you might get lucky and catch him before Henry. You decide to search the town, while Henry tears up the school. You take a knife from the cafeteria for protection and head into the streets.A couple hours into the search, and you've looked over every part of the town you can access: there's just too many places to look, and not enough time! Exhausted, you slump against a wall and stare vaguely at a nearby alleyway.>Ultimate Film Director: Hold on. That alleyway's shadows aren't right for this time of day. A closer look shows you why: the shadows near the back are painted on, concealing a door!>Call for the others>Go in alone
>>2061446>Ultimate Film Director: going alone into a shadowed alley in a thriller is a death sentence>Call for the others
>>2061446>Go in aloneOr call someone that WON'T fly off the handle.
I feel like going alone may be for the best. If this backfires feel free to lynch me.
>>2061446>Go in alone
>>2061446>>Go in alone
>>2061446>Go in aloneDO IT FAF
>>2061563>>2061824>>2061881>>2062224>>2063445You carefully open the door; slowly, in case a trap or bell gives you away. On the inside, you find... a small basement room with some canned foods, a handful of books lining a small shelf, and a desk covered with schematics, a half-eaten tin of sausage, and an unconscious Scarlet. His mask is tossed to one side, letting you see the face of your captor...It's a plain, almost dull thing, with androgynous features and thin eyebrows beneath a short, unkempt clump of dirty-blonde hair. He's lying there, completely vulnerable...>Call the others>Kill him>Take him captive>Wake him up and interrogate him
>>2063924There's no fucking way this ain't a trap. I say we *CAREFULLY* take him captive. Scan every fuckin' inch of the basement, and especially at Scarlet since many movies have "wake-up" scenes and actors pretend to be asleep for those. We ain't getting fooled here. Get something sturdy in one hand rope in the other, bind his hands and shit then yank him outta there to bring to the others.
>>2063924>Take him captive
>>2063924I'll support this course of action >>2063928
>>2063924Call someomeMy vote goes to Helen.
>>2063924Oh, and wrap something around his hands and tie his shoelaces together.
>>2064059Tie his hands with his shoelaces.
>>2064067Tie his shoelaces with his hands.And draw a mustache on his face.
>>2063924Do "tying his shoelaces together" as well as >>2063928
>>2063928>>2063930>>2063936>>2064059>>2064067>>2064069>>2064237You aren't a fool: there's no way Scarlet would just go to sleep without protecting himself. You carefully walk around the sides of the room, looking for danger...You find a couple of laser tripwires rigged up on the walls: you'd hate to find out what they're attached to. Fortunately, you don't have to: you can crawl under them at the height they're attached. You carefully shimmy beneath them and bind Scarlet's hands with duct tape and legs with a sturdy rope. He doesn't wake up throughout this process: now that you're closer, you can see that he has deep bags under his eyes.>Wake him up and force him out to a meeting place. >Call the others here and wake him up.
>>2065974Wake the the fan boy
>>2065974Wake him, let's talk first. Henry might just murder him on sight right now.
>>2065974>Wake him up and force him out to a meeting place. No sleeping during a take. Talk. Now.
>>2065974>>Wake him up and force him out to a meeting place.This
>>2065974Wake him up and call the people we know won't just try to kill him right away.
>>2066184>>2066185>>2066009>>2066001You send a quick message to Ivan, Roland, and Helen:CAPTURED SCARLET. COME TO MY POSITION NOW. ROOM IS TRAPPED: CRAWL TO ROOM BACK. DON'T LET HENRY KNOW.Having sent the message, you sit Scarlet in a roughly upright position and smack him hard across the face.Scarlet: "Ow!... Oh, FUCK! Fuckfuckfuck!!!"Albert: "Shut up."Scarlet: "Of course it had to be you, too... I hate my fucking life-"Albert: "I said shut up, or I'll stab you."Scarlet: "Okay, okay! It's not like I can shout for help, can I?"Albert: "Not so smug and condescending now that you can't hide behind your arsenal, are you? Now...">Who are you?>Why did you do this to us?>Tell me how to get off this island.>Tell me how to beat Monokuma.
>>2066365>>Who are you?
>>2066365>Who are you?>Why did you do this to us?
>>2066365We got 5-10 minutes given the delay and how long it may take them to get here. We need to get the good info, and make a proposition..>Who are you?
>>2066365Keep it short and simple for now.>Who are you?
>>2066365We already know the answer to>Why did you do this to us?Is because he lusts after Junko's despairdick and wishes he was the "my little captives can't possibly be this despair!" vol.4Basically he wants to earn the respect of his dead IRL (or at least IRL from his perspective) waifu by being good at killing games.He right fukt it thoAs for>Tell me how to get off this island.>Tell me how to beat Monokuma.If he knew he'd have done it already.Thus,>Who are you?Remaining salient question.
>>2066373>>2066376>>2066412>>2066428>>2066452>>2067064Albert:"Who are you?"Scarlet: "Why do you care? It's not like you're going to give me a tombstone once you kill me."Albert: "Talk."Scarlet: "Okay! My name's Joshua! Joshua Brown, I'm from Oklahoma! I was the Ultimate Lucky Student in the 83rd class at Hope's Peak!"Albert: "You... went to Hope's Peak?"Joshua: "Yeah, by dumb luck. Unlike the rest of you... you didn't even know that, did you? Each one of you guys were about to be accepted into Hope's Peak... until I grabbed you."Albert: "Speaking of that... how the hell did you do that? The Remnants of Despair have been scattered!"Joshua: "...Yeah, you'd think that, wouldn't you? But you can't stop despair. As long as the weak are ground down by the strong, despair will always be waiting to take them in. The Remnants aren't gone; they've just gotten smarter."Joshua: "I was hoping you'd understand despair, soon enough... *sigh* but that's not happening anymore. Look, just stab me in the back of the head. Put a LOT of force behind it,that should kill me quick.">I don't want to kill you.>I won't let you die that easily.>We'll see what the others say first.>Help us get out of here, and I'll consider it.
>>2067174>I don't know if you know, but Monokuma made you a target. He says any of us are free to go without a trial if they kill you, but this is Monokuma we're talking about. There's bound to be a catch, like there is in every cliche'd movie with a villain that makes deals for no reason.>Besides, our knight really wants to decapitate you. I guess you really ARE lucky that WE found you, instead of him. Medieval torture is a nice subject for a movie, but I don't want my life to become a work I'm not directing myself. So we're just going to wait until the others get here.
>>2067174>"Well, Joshua Brown from Oklahoma, you might want to know that according to Monokuma's new law, whoever kills you gets to leave without a trial. So much for being Junko's successor."Or something to that effect.
>>2067174I'll support >>2067222
>>2067174>Help us get out of here, and I'll consider it.
>>2067222>>2067650Sorry for the hiatus, got slammedAlbert: "No. Monokuma's made you a target in this game; he says whoever kills you can leave without a trial and without causing anyone else to die-"Joshua: "Which means you think whoever's using him is afraid of me or something? Bullshit, they're just pissed off that I poached you guys!"Albert: "It can be both. Any ways, there's clearly a catch here... he wouldn't be making a deal otherwise-"Joshua: "Why the not? He's just a hand puppet."Albert: "Then it looks like I know a bit more than you do; Monokuma was Junko's mouthpiece, yes, but he was also a sophisticated robot capable of making decisions independent of her. If this Monokuma is modeled after the original, it will make the same kinds of decisions."Joshua: "...Oh."Joshua: "I get it now: I'm the motive, right?"Albert: "Given that he hasn't done anything else... yes."Joshua: "...Shit."You hear footsteps rushing up the alleyway...
>>2076292Archiving this now.