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You open your eyes, and you curse softly as you discover that you fell asleep in your costume again.

The dimly-lit, hollow loneliness of your office greeting you as you rise from a sleep so light and insignificant it felt as if you never slept at all. That you only merely blinked.

You would have cared, some time ago. You'd have been incensed at yourself for being so lazy. Being so careless. Being so lax with your appearance and how people saw you. At how awful of an example you're setting for your juniors and peers.

"Warmaster."

But not right now.

Not with so many things to do.

"Warmaster?"

Not with everything going to shit, and nearly two thousand magical girls looking to you for guidance. For safety. For leadership.

You let out a sigh before pressing the heels of your gloved hands into your eyes, trying to rub the sleep out of them.

"Warmaster, I apologize if this is a bad time, but it's very urgent."

If only things didn't happen the way they did.

If only she didn't screw things up.

If only she took you WITH her when she left, then maybe...

"Warmaster, please, the Incubator is--"

How do you respond?

[]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
[]"Let him wait. I'll be out in a little while."
[]Stay silent and wait for her to get the hint. You're not in the mood.

>Voting period ends in ten minutes!
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OH SHIT ITS BACK
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>[]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."

So we're not all dead just yet?
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[X]"Let him wait. I'll be out in a little while."

Welcome back Decided, good to see MGNQ again
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>>2492289
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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>>2492289
>"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
>>2492292
We are probably Sayaka right now
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>>2492289
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."

Welcome back!
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>>2492289 (OP)
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
Just finished binge-reading the whole thing, and lawdy loo this is amazing
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>>2492289
>"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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>>2492289
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."

Aw yes, the time has come at last.
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>Sayaka being lazy

The world truly is ending.
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>>2492289
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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Not voting because I can't remember anything. This is also going to be my first and last post due to IDs. Fuck /qst/.
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>>2492289
[x] lick own soulgem
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>>2492289
>"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
>Responsibility calls. No sulking!
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Since when did Deculture abbandon his motto of
Disregard quest
Obtain gainz
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>>2492289
>[]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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>>2492303
You can still shitpost while we wait for decu.
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>>2492289
Do your best, Sayaka-chan!!
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>>2492303
I think that's a pretty dumb attitude. You are still nobody to the rest of us. You will be anonymous again when the thread is over. And frankly, you can still participate and discuss with the rest of us. It's not like anyone is preventing you from doing so. Would you renounce this fun for an ID?
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>>2492289
I don't have the proper image, but voting period is over! Been over for a bit now.
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>>2492313
Someone's salty they can't samefag without putting an effort into it.
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>>2492289
[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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>>2492289
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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Just to clarify, last thread was when we absconded from the moon? Are we being crusaded yet?
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>>2492289
>[X]"I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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>>2492329
We're about to find out, I think.
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I can't possibly overstate how happy I am we're finally continuing.
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Does anyone have the happening GIF?
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>>2492289
Welcome back and all that.
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>>2492292 >>2492293 >>2492295 >>2492297

"Karasawa, for the last fucking time." You loudly admonish the person beyond your office door. "It's 'Acting' Warmaster. Acting. ACTING. Do I have to have it engraved into a plaque and hammered onto the door? How many times do I have to remind you?"

Silence, an uneasy one. Before the Callidus Rank Leader replies, somewhat petulantly: "But the Incubator said--"

"I know what he said, Karasawa. I was there." You let out the breath you'd been holding, the breath that would have fueled another yelled lecture through your office door. "But until I say otherwise, address me as Acting Warmaster. Tell the others to do the same."

Silence, again.

"...Very well, Acting Warmaster. I hear and obey."

"Thank you. Now, what the hell does Kyuubey want?"

Hesitation, before a curse murmured underneath a breath. "Ah, just...he'd like you to meet him in his office as soon as possible, that's all. I believe the...First Warmaster is awaiting your pleasure."

Great. Just what you needed. Another meeting with Miss Perfect. Another chance for her to sneer at you while you clamp down the unexplicable, uncontrollable rage you feel each time you set eyes on her.

Another round of veiled threats, backhanded insults, and blatant interrogation.

"Tell Kyuubey I'll be right there." You reply curtly, quickly. "I just need to finish things up here."

"Very well, Warmaster."

"Acting--"

"Yes, yes. Acting Warmaster." Then, silence. Footsteps, receding as their owner struts hurriedly down the corridor.

You let out another sigh.

Because you promised Kyoko.

You promised her you wouldn't believe the news reports, or Kyuubey's own stilted words in his mass debriefing a few weeks after...the incident.

You promised her you wouldn't breathe the same foul rumors everyone was hissing in the Ninth Officio's halls.

That Chiaki Matsuda, Warmaster of the Ninth Officio, had done something infinitely worse than turning into the benighted, eldritch monstrosity that magical girls turned to if they weren't careful.

She didn't witch out. Worse than that.

Betrayal. Attempted murder of the First Warmaster. Unprovoked. Unguarded. Summoned there only for a cordial meeting.

Grievous, but not critical injuries to the First. Maintenance personnel deaths in the dozens. Half the Lunar Base devastated. The Ninth will be picking up the bill for sure.

But worst of all, even more heinous than that, she--

You grit your teeth and close your eyes, blocking out the thought. Killing it before you could finish it.

Not now. Just not now. Anything but that.

You forced yourself to be there at her funeral just so you could stop dwelling on it long enough to be functional, for fuck's sake.

[1/2]
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Aw shit we back in business
>>2492289
[X] "I told you. It's 'Acting' Warmaster."
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>>2492354

You blearily run your gloved hands across your eyes. Once, twice. Erading any trace of tears that shouldn't have been there in the first place.

You're fine. Everything is fine.

And now you have a meeting to attend.

You stand up from the seat that isn't yours, move around the office that you're borrowing, and glare at the Warmaster cap and greatcoat that you have no business wearing.

A new set. Freshly made. Not hers. Not Murderface's.

It doesn't even have an emblem yet.

What do you do?

[]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
[]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>[]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.

Might as well remind them we have a job other than being their personal punching bag.
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[x]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
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>>2492356
>[]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.

We still hold the office, we need to represent it with all of its trappings.
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>>2492356
[X]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
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>>2492356
[X]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.

If we're gonna get fucked over, might as well look halfway decent while it happens for once.
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>>2492356
>[X] Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>[X]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
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>>2492356 #
>[X] Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
Weeks, Eh? And a "funeral"? Seems that things have progressed
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>>2492356
>[x]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
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>>2492356
>[X]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>[]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>[x]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>[]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.

Also HOLY FUCK WELCOME BACK, DECU! I missed you, you dingus.
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>>2492356
[X]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356

[x] Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction

She may have been a bitch to Sayaka, but give what respect is due to her.

Also, WHYYYYY DECU, WHY DID YOU KILL HER?
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>>2492356
>[X]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
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>>2492379
Golden Age is over, we're returning to grimdark territory now.
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>>2492356
>[]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492379
"That is not dead which can eternal lie.
And with strange aeons even death may die."

Do not believe his lies
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>>2492356
>[X]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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Wait I never read this quest but I've heard about it and thought it ended. Is it doing a reboot or something like "Princess Guard Quest"
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>>2492356
>[X]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.

SHIT YEAH MOTHERFUCKERS!!! WE-ARE-BACK!!!
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>>2492356
[X]Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.

It's been a damn long time, Deculture.
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Hahahaha! No, the ride never stops. It just went through a long hiatus. Original author is back, so we back. Enjoy, read up on the archives. Its a great read.
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> [X] Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
[x]Leave them.
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>>2492391
It's continuing where it left off.

Welcome to Chapter 309.

Jesus Christ Decu, you could have finished a whole real book by now if you weren't writing for us neckbeards.

Thanks for keeping it alive.
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A full set of MGNQ in hardcover would be a glorious addition to any bookshelf.
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Fuck me why are there 300 fucking threads it's a bitch to catch up.
Does anyone know the word count?
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>>2492404
You could just take the ebook and print it. It's a shame that you miss a lot of the best replies that way.

In other order or things, assuming Chiaki isn't dead she's probably acting independently at this point. Prophecies, friends and enemies changing into each other, etc.
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>[X] Leave them. They're not yours to wear. You're not going to give her the satisfaction.
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>>2492356
>[]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.
The Acting Warmaster still has to wear what the Warmaster wears.
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>>2492379
>She may have been a bitch to Sayaka, but give what respect is due to her.
Couldn't the rumors and everything be more about how the First claims Murderface killed Mami? Wouldn't that be the thing even worse than betrayal to the Magical Girls of the world?
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>>2492408
One/a bunch of us could probably trawl through the whole thing when it finally ends and compile an edition with the great replies included.
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>>2492408
>In other order or things, assuming Chiaki isn't dead she's probably acting independently at this point. Prophecies, friends and enemies changing into each other, etc.
Or Cubes just locked her up to keep her from harming herself again.
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>>2492356
[x]Wear the cap and greatcoat. You might as well look the part.

DECU'S MAGICAL RIDE.
STILL RUNNING.
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>>2492415
If the First Bitch is here it means the moon vegans are shaking the Ninth for clues. If Kyuubei is keeping Chiaki somewhere it's probably not here.
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>>2492357 >>2492360 >>2492361 >>2492362

You blink once, then twice at the Warmaster cap and greatcoat, both hanging from the rack beside the door leading out of your office.

The symbols of office of a Warmaster - well, if you were really honest, just A symbol. The greatcoat wasn't that important, it simply completed the look. The cap was everything, however. Without it you were just a dildo with an oversized black coat hanging from your shoulders.

After what seems like an eternity, you reach out with your gloved hands and take the greatcoat and cap off their hooks. Your own white cape billowing out briefly before taking it self out of reality with a snap.

This wasn't supposed to happen like this, you find yourself thinking miserably as you shrugged the greatcoat on, the stiff material itchy and uncomfortable on your bare shoulders.

It should have been grander. Or at the very least, a lot less depressing.

Yes, you dreamed about being Warmaster. That was your plan after all, wasn't it? Fighting tooth and nail and then some just to get to Rank Leader. Then, after Kirika or Mami got Warmaster, you'd let them enjoy it for a year or so before formally challenging them for the position. You were absolutely, one-hundred-percent sure that it would be one or the other.

Until she came along. Until she got the job.

She made you Equerry, and Kyoko an aide. You weren't expecting that. You certainly weren't in any mood to even think of the possibility then - you had been all but fuming at the mouth that she got it. The one person who couldn't be more unqualified for the role.

But she did that, in a rare streak of...well, you'd hesitate to call it brilliance. More like consideration, really. Or common sense.

And you thought you could live with it. Hell, you actually did. And for a while you thought it was all going to work out.

But now...

You let your thought go unfinished as you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror, Warmaster cap in hand. Your blue hair's straight, immaculate, brushed. Your fortissimo hairpin gleaming, polished. You look like you've just gotten out of the shower, instead of having spent the last week barely managing to get any sleep.

Well, except for the dark rings around your eyes, anyway.

"Kaneda-san, why did you have to go?" You hear yourself murmuring. "What do I do?"

Like you always do behind closed doors, when you're completely at a loss.

Almost like praying in desperate futility.

You look at yourself for a moment longer, before smoothing down your hair with one gloved hand and then pulling on the cap with the other. Carefully lowering the brim around your head, inch by inch, to ensure a symmetric fit all around.

And then you feel it. Someone behind you, just beyond your periphery. Someone wearing a pink ribbon.

...

[]Turn around, see who it is.
[]"Get the fuck out of my office."
[]Ignore it and leave. Probably just fatigue.
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>>2492414
True, that'd be fun.

One flaw with taking the whole quest in one go is that when you've read all the way you can tell the "making the plot as we go along" beginning part and all the little ret-cons. It takes a while until the story gets some depth and the shadowruns begin in full.
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>>2492428
>[X]Turn around, see who it is.
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>>2492428
[X]"Get the fuck out of my office."
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>>2492428
>[]Turn around, see who it is.
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>>2492428
>[X]Turn around, see who it is.
Pinky's ribbons are black, fyi, so it's not her.
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>>2492428
It's time for the best waifu
[X]Turn around, see who it is.
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>>2492428
>[]"Get the fuck out of my office."

Nope. Noooooope.
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>>2492428
>[]Turn around, see who it is.
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>>2492428
>[X]"Get the fuck out of my office."
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>>2492428
[x] Turn to see who it is
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>>2492428
>Turn around, see who it is
Yeeesss. What could go wrong?
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>>2492428
>[]Turn around, see who it is.
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>>2492428
>[X]Turn around, see who it is.
Sayaka is my favourite MGNQ Meguca
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>>2492428
[x]Ignore it and leave. Probably just fatigue.
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>>2492428
>[X]Turn around, see who it is.
No way for this to go wrong.
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[x]Turn around, see who it is.
What could possibly go wrong
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>>2492428
>[x]Turn around, see who it is.
No need to fly off the handle just yet, you may be acting Warmaster, but you don't have to act like her.

Unless someone gives you a reason first.

Don't you remember? You were supposed to be better than her, it was how you were SUPPOSED to get here. Though it seems like a burnt out dream of a bunch of costume wearing little girls now.
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>>2492428
[X]Turn around, see who it is.

The wilfully blind are stabbed in the back.
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>>2492428
>[X]Turn around, see who it is.
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>>2492428
>[]"Get the fuck out of my office."

It is tempting to feast on fallen flesh buuuut we have shit to do.
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>>2492428
>[X]"Get the fuck out of my office."
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>>2492462
And staring into the sun makes you go blind.
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>>2492433 >>2492436 >>2492437

You turn around, slowly. Knowing full well that despite your own honed instincts screaming at you that someone is indeed behind you - you didn't hear the door open. You didn't feel anyone enter your office. And it's impossible that they could have snuck in while you were asleep - you're a light sleeper as it is. Anyone even attempting to, even the shrewdest and most skilled Callidus - would have had a hard time trying to get in. Not with you in this kind of mental state.

No one should be there, is what you're getting at. There should be no one in this office but you.

You turn around and look.

...

No one. Just like you said. Just like you knew.

But...

You step forward and lean down briefly to pick something up off the polished marble floor.

A length of pink silk ribbon. Just enough to tie a decent ponytail off.

What? Who...? Murderface wore her hair in a ponytail for a while, sure, but she never used a pink ribbon. She usually just used a rubber band, or that fancy black tie Mami gave her.

You look around briefly, then up at the ceiling. Trying to figure out where this mysterious ribbon could have fallen from, or something.

Nothing. Not even a hint of pink anywhere. Just the ribbon. And you know Murderface never got into the whole vanity thing either, so there's no reason for her to keep spares like this lying around.

...Oddly, you feel somewhat a bit more relaxed while holding it. It's not overt, but you certainly feel a bit calmer with it in your hands.

What do you do?

[]Leave the ribbon here.
[]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
>[]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
>[]Ponytail
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>>2492492
[X] Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
[x]Wear it professionally.
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>>2492492
>Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
A Malal memento? Something from Madoka?
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>>2492492
[X]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
>[X]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
>[]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492504
Can someone post the 'Are you Malal?' picture?
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>>2492492
[x]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.

Sometimes I get the feeling
She's watching over me...
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>>2492492
>[x]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.

SQUEEEEEE! Its back!!

FUCK! I have to work today!

>>2492432
Even better. This way it has the classic review of "it gets better after Chapter X"

Like all the best manga.
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>>2492492
[x]Wear it professionally.
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>>2492492
>[]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
Do not think about weird pink ladies and violins.
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Was the Ribbon dropped here by Pinkie, or by whatever shreds of Godoka are still active?
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>>2492492
>[]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
I really hope it's a contingency plan that Kaneda(this timeline's Madoka) put in place.
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>>2492492
>[]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492

>[X]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492527
Unknown for now. Doesn't seems is from TTO, though.
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>[X]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
>[x]Keep it in your inventory for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later.
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>>2492492
> Give pinky your crystal

Er. I mean

> Wear the ribbon
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By the way, an open question for everyone: What do you think happened to Chiaki (and Vintage) afer the escape from the Moon?. I think that the pro-TTO cultist group recruited and protected Hernández.
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>>2492570
i think we might be about to find out
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>>2492570
Lots of chaos and destruction. And death. Vintage might still be alive, but in critical, but Chiaki is probably dead.
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>>2492570
Chiaki goes into hiding while Vintage supports a nameless Venenum wearing Chiaki's face as she tries to exercise control over the TTO cult.
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>>2492496 >>2492502 >>2492504 >>2492505

You decide to keep it with you for now. You can ask Kyuubey about it later, after the meeting. If even he doesn't know anything about it, you can just put it back in your office where you found it, and that'd be that.

Just as you make to put it in your inventory, though, something stops you. You're not quite sure what it is, but...just holding it in your hand, seeing its bright and cheerful color, it's...it feels like something from a memory. One you've forgotten all this time. A pleasant one, a memory you'd probably give anything to remember again.

You look back down on the ribbon, and after a moment, decide to tie it around your wrist in a neat and tidy bracelet. Your hair's much too short for an impromptu ponytail, anyway, so you'll have to make do. And it's not too loud so as to attract too much attention - if anything, it's just a tasteful accent among the blues and whites of your costume. Oh, and the overpowering black of the greatcoat and cap, of course.

With that done, you leave your office - Murderface's office - and make for the Incubator's Inner Sanctum. Hitting your usual hurried stride with the first step you take, your greatcoat billowing out behind you where your cape originally would have. Ignoring the respectful bows and salutes coming your way, because you know it as well as they do that while it is standard protocol, it's not needed in your case.

However, you do find yourself stopping to correct whoever greets you with just 'Warmaster'.

Because you promised. And you're not going to let them forget.

No matter what Kyuubey had said. No matter what the First rammed down your throat and everyone else's.

You're just Acting Warmaster. The Warmaster post itself has not yet been vacated.

Murderface isn't dead. Not yet.

Kyoko believes she isn't, and that's good enough for you.

...

All told, it takes you the better part of ten minutes to get to Kyuubey's Inner Sanctum. You blithely ignore the empty desk by the entrance - the desk that Mami herself once manned, a couple of lifetimes ago - and let yourself into the pristine, all-white office that the Ninth Incubator called home.

And standing there, deep in a conversation with your Incubator, is none other than the Warmaster of the First. Hazuki Amane. Her long silver hair unbound, spreading outward like angel's wings.

Her right hand and arm encased in a monstrously oversized and brutal lightning claw, its bladed scythe-fingers bereft of killing lightning but still moving in deadly, articulated grace. Tiny servomotors growling and purring with every miniscule gesticulation as its owner used it, along with her bare hand, to gesture while conversing with your Incubator.

[1/2]
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>>2492623

And it's here that she sees you. Sensing your arrival.

She smiles. A saintly smile. Polite. Beatific, even. Almost disarming.

You could have fallen in love with it yourself, just like many had. But all you feel is a white-hot rage that took you a considerable amount of self-restraint to keep back.

"Ah, Miss Sayaka! Good morning, we were just talking about you." She calls you and waves you over with her normal hand, her voice smooth and calming, relaxing. Similar to Mami's own warm, honeyed tones, but where the blonde inspired comfort and safety, Hazuki exuded a polite but determined confidence. Like...like she was the protagonist of some game, or something, and anything she said you could easily believe. And what's worse, she knew it. She knew how much of a big deal she was. "Right, Kyuubey?"

"Yes. Yes, of course." Your Incubator clears its tiny little throat - probably choking on the lies that the bitch had been feeding him. It's here that he blinks up at you as you approach. "...Have you been getting enough sleep, Miki Sayaka? You look like you've died and forgot to lie down."

How do you respond?

[]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."
[]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
[]Say nothing and let them start the meeting. You're in no mood for small talk.
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>>2492627
>[]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
Ah fuck it.
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[]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."
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>>2492627
>[]Say nothing and let them start the meeting. You're in no mood for small talk.
If they want to play conversation let them, but let them know you want to part of that. To business.
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>>2492627
>[X]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
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>>2492627
>[X]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."
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>>2492627
[X]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
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>>2492627
>[]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."
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>>2492627
>Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
Don't feel like licking the pussy of this bitch. Let's be blunt
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>>2492627
[X]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
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A though: in the last thread, Chiaki clearly identified Hazuki as someone "with her face" and "her smile". How can Sayaka not relate Hazuki with Chiaki?
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>>2492627
>[X]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
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>>2492627
>[X]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
Optionally grimace at qb, he seems a bit more considerate than the current situation allows him to. Doesn't he have a reputation of a cold mutant bastard cat to keep?
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>>2492627
>[]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
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>>2492623
>Hitting your usual hurried stride with the first step you take, your greatcoat billowing out behind you where your cape originally would have.
Just saying, we should be wearing our cape over the greatcoat.
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>>2492683
As this story advanced, QB became less and less "incubator" and more "human".
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>>2492627
>[]Say nothing and let them start the meeting. You're in no mood for small talk.
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>>2492697
I feel that at several points QB mentioned hypothetically going insane, as a joke.

I don't think he was joking.
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>>2492627
>[]Say nothing and let them start the meeting. You're in no mood for small talk.

Be cool, ice woman.
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> MGNQ from Sallaka's point of view
Welcome to route [B]itch, motherfuckers.
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>>2492697
>>2492703

Yes, but isn't it weird to actually show that concern in front of the 1st? He may have a soft spot for his MG, but I don't think it's ok to expose it that much. He must 'get on with the program' until he has that much of an upper hand to act as if he doesn't care what other incubators think of him. Even if he is insane, he's not stupid, either that or he has some grand keikaku.
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>We're pausing the thread for today! We'll continue the thread in eight hours or so until we reach 300 or so posts! I'll post Chikuwa then!

Well then.
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>>2492726
Is that from the last thread?
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>>2492739

Twatter
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>>2492726
Well, see you all in eight hours!
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>>2492679
Maybe Devil Homu put worked some reality bending curse that made it so no one could tell. Maybe more importantly, so -Pinky- couldn't tell and interfere. Chiaki could because she can't -not- recognize a Homu or it doesn't work on her.
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>>2492627
>[x]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."
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Well, this was a pleasant surprise.
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>>2492977
>Schteel's here.
Well, this was a benign surprise.
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>>2493012
I'm just happy to be here.
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Its been so long. How long did the voting periods last again? Thinking about posting the voting period is over images for the next one.
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>>2492627
>[]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."
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Decu, do you like Magical Girl For Hire?
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>>2493253
I doubt he reads it. Or even knows it exists. He hasnt really been active on qst
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>>2492627
>[X]Play along. Smile grudgingly. "A few sleepless nights. I'll be fine."

Decu made the new thread while I was sleeping, that's unfair
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>>2493116
ten minutes, and you can see how long ago a post was if you mousehover over the date
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>>2492627
>[]Be curt. "Evidently not. Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"
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fuck, got like 100 threads to get through.
Ill just skip the end thread interludes, i always found them boring anyway.
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>>2494046
There's an ebook if you prefer, it only features the texts.

https://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb

I still recommend that you check the threads, the posts and shadowruns are half the fun.
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>>2492631 >>2492641 >>2492646

You're usually pretty good with meetings. While it would take a singularly sadistic creature to actually enjoy the fruitless act of getting inside a room to share input and opinions that could easily be exchanged through email, or phone calls, or even through just a simple lunch - you didn't treat meetings with the same distaste that many in your rank did.

It was a vital and professional exchange of important and pertinent information, and you did your best to be...agreeable. You did your homework, you brought all the paperwork needed from you - and more often than not, for other people as well, when they invariably forgot - and you collaborated. You volunteered. You had the idea that since you all had to suffer a meeting together, the least you could do was to speed things up by playing along.

Now, though--

"Evidently not." You just barely avoid spitting this out, managing to get by with a curt monotone reply. Making you inwardly wince at how you sounded so much like...her. "Let's get this meeting started, shall we?"

Both Kyuubey and Hazuki blinks at that, before the former smiles again. "Ah, yes, of course. Well, this isn't really a formal meeting as such, just--"

"--Amane Hazuki simply wanted to ask about our progress with our assigned duties," Kyuubey cuts in, just before you could react. He must have seen you about to snap. "About our search for the missing materiel and the prime suspect."

You find yourself having quite a bit of difficulty reining in your already-strained patience and temper as you hear those words. Innocent-sounding terms to mask what this silver-haired bitch is really after, to the point that she's constantly holding these fucking meetings in the first place. Twice every week, without fail. Ever since the funeral.

Missing materiel. Prime Suspect.

Just say it outright, you fucking mutant cat, you find yourself thinking as you grit your teeth in inward frustration.

She wants to know where the Golden Weapons are.

And if you've found Mami's murderer yet.

How do you respond?

[]Be polite, and give her the update she wants. Anything to get this meeting done.
[]Be standoffish. You're trying to keep a grieving Officio together. This assignment is not your top priority at the moment.
[]Be evasive. Let Kyuubey answer it.
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>>2494835
>[]Be evasive. Let Kyuubey answer it.
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>>2494835
Damn you decu, i thought i could drop this quest. Now i gotta catch up to figure out what the fuck is even going on anymore
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>>2494835
>[]Be standoffish. You're trying to keep a grieving Officio together. This assignment is not your top priority at the moment.
>[]Be evasive. Let Kyuubey answer it.

Be evasive through looking busy and tired, which we are anyway. The sooner this meeting is over the sooner we can get back to work.
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>>2494835
>[]Be evasive. Let Kyuubey answer it.
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>>2494864
Last time on DBZ murderface went to the moon to rescue mami, except it didnt really work out so well as Mami wouldnt go and so we assume the warmaster of the first killed her cause the ribons that were tying up Chiaki turned to blood just as the escape pod was ejected. Now we are are blueberry bitch filling in for the missing dildo who is presumed dead.
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>>2494835
>[X]Be standoffish. You're trying to keep a grieving Officio together. This assignment is not your top priority at the moment.

'with all do respect Warmaster of the First but our Officio was shaken by the recent events'

basically tell her politely to piss of
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>>2494864
The ride never ends.
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>>2494835
>[X]Be evasive. Let Kyuubey answer it.
As much as I want to be standofish, we kind of need to keep this chick from killing us all, and Kyubey is far better suited to making her fuck off
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>>2494835
>[x]Be evasive. Let Kyuubey answer it.
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>>2494835
[X]Be polite, and give her the update she wants. Anything to get this meeting done.
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>>2494835
>[]Be standoffish. You're trying to keep a grieving Officio together. This assignment is not your top priority at the moment.
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>>2494835
I do believe the voting period has finished
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>>2494881
What
>>2494893
At least i can rest easy that all the other quests i follow are dead. Unless deme comes out of retirement to write girls frontlime quest or something
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HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS QUEST ISN'T DEAD?
how the actual shit is decu still alive, i thought he died years ago, shit.
anyways welcome back, welcome to the shitsville that is /qst/
>[X]Be polite, and give her the update she wants. Anything to get this meeting done.
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>>2494835
>[x]Be standoffish. You're trying to keep a grieving Officio together. This assignment is not your top priority at the moment.
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What the actual fuck I thought this quest was long, long dead. I was even in the planning stages of writing up a quest and decided "hey I bet it'd be fun to design the deuteragonist like Chiaki from MGNQ." Fuck.
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>>2494835
>[x]Be polite, and give her the update she wants. Anything to get this meeting done.
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>>2495041
do it anyways faggot, you know you want too, /qst/ needs more good quests since most of them are shit.
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>>2495041

This >>2495064 speaks the truth. We need you now more than ever!
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>>2495071
Too busy to put years of autistic and spastic worldcrafting, lore, mechanics, lesbian sex, asexual lesbian sex, interspecies lesbian sex, age gap lesbian sex, squid girl sex, alien christmas cake sex and good writing to work when imagining is much easier.
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NYAN NYAN
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>>2495364
Nyan Nyan
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NI HAO NYAN
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>>2495374
Nihao nyan!
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>>2495378
ONE JOB
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>>2494849 >>2494880 >>2494875 >>2494904

You decide to be evasive. Normally you'd have given her the update she wanted - and for the first couple of times that she'd called you into her personal audience, you did. Your wounds still fresh from everything that's happened thus far, it was still hard not to be bowled over by the sheer presence and raw power of personality that the First Warmaster exuded. Not to mention all the tales and stories that you've heard of her and her Officio - feats of strength and power that rivalled even the tallest tales of infamy and bloodshed that they spun about Kharn, or any other Warmaster.

But not even that could really gloss over the fact that your Officio had suffered a terrible blow, one hard enough to send it reeling. It wasn't a matter of finances, or numbers, or anything like that. Your Officio has lost one of its key members, someone who'd kept things together more than anyone else realized - or willing to admit. It was cliche to admit it, but with how everyone seemed to shut or break down at the news - some sobbing into their hands or loudly bursting into tears, as well as even outright fainting - the Officio had lost its heart the moment it was confirmed that Tomoe Mami was dead.

Murdered, the First explained in one of its rare, inter-Officio broadcasts - by none other than her own Warmaster.

By Chiaki Matsuda herself.

"Our progress?" You echo, looking directly at Kyuubey. "My apologies, Miss Amane, but as it was I've been busy trying to keep the Officio together. Even if it's been a couple of months, our staff is still in the process of recovering from the tragedy."

"Oh, of course. I didn't mean to seem insensitive as to imply otherwise. We - I - understand what you're going through. The entire First, as well as the rest of the Officios, stand in sympathy to the Ninth and its Warmaster." She gestures towards you with her massive lightning claw, and it takes you a monumental force of will not to recognize it as the threatening gesture as it is and react accordingly. By which lunging forward and smashing your elbow into her face.

Even then, though, not all your reflexes can be suppressed. "Acting Warmaster."

This makes her blink. "I'm sorry?"

"Acting Warmaster, Miss Amane." You allow yourself to breathe. "The position of Warmaster is not officially vacated yet. Until the current Warmaster herself has been retrieved, questioned, and stripped of her rank, I am only Acting Warmaster."

This furrows her brow. "But she--"

"Until she is retrieved, questioned, and stripped of her rank, I am only Acting Warmaster." You repeat stiffly, your shoulders squared.

Both of you glare at each other in silence, your determined blue eyes meeting surprised azure ones.

[1/2]
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>>2495645

"I apologise for Sayaka Miki." Kyuubey is the first to break the silence here. "She is quite the stickler for rules. Rest assured this does not signify any measure of skepticism or disbelief of the First's judgment and reporting of recent events." He turns to look at you, a silently-questioning gaze in his perfectly-circular ruby eyes.

You ignore it, and keep your gaze leveled at Hazuki. Matching her stare for stare.

"...Yes. Of course. Rules must be abided by, after all." She nods after a moment, her silver hair cascading down her shoulders and back in luxurious waves in that slight movement.

"As for our progress with those duties, I regret to inform you that we have yet to gain any sort of noteworthy breakthrough in either one since our last meeting. Our efforts continue unabated, however." Kyuubey ends his brief report by facing Hazuki as well. "And like before, we will notify you as soon as we do find anything of note to report."

"I see." Hazuki replies softly, carefully. Seemingly pensive as she continues to stare at you. "And you're sure you've found not a single trace of Matsuda? Or any of the Golden Weapons?"

Kyuubey shakes his head. "We have multiple leads, but most of them are turning up cold. The same goes for the Golden Weapons. We believe she took all of them with her before she departed for the Lunar Base."

"Yes, you did say that." Again with that stupid lightning claw. Who the hell brings something like that to a meeting, anyway? Sure, you bring Blueberry Cheesecake Brownie every so often, but it's not like you pull it out and wave it around while you're in a fucking meeting. "Are you sure that she didn't hand them off to anyone else, though? Or someone could have taken them from her before her visit?"

Both you and Kyuubey look at each other. After a moment, he answers for you. "No, I don't believe so. I was with her the entire time during our visit. Before she went berserk. She did not have any contact with anyone else."

Murderface going berserk. Yeah, right. You'd sooner see her go sober.

"I see." Hazuki repeats, before sighing. "It's my turn to apologize. I know my constant pestering about this mustn't be helping, but it's important that we know right away if anything is found. These Golden Weapons are...they're very dangerous. They need to be recovered as soon as possible, and placed in the custody of the First. Them ending up in anybody else's hands - who knows what kind of calamity we'll be dealing with next."

"Agreed." Kyuubey nods again. "We will double our efforts."

"Thank you." Again with the smile, before she turns towards you. "Ah, Just another thing before I get out of your hair. Miss Sayaka, I remember hearing something about you having sparred with the prime suspect--"

[2/3]
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>>2495647

"Chiaki Matsuda." You reply, trying to stop yourself from imagining breaking her spine over your knee.

"Yes, her." She nods. "She beat you, didn't she? Did she display anything strange during your bout? Any...eccentricities?"

How do you respond?

[]No. She went down fighting, but that's it.
[]We had to work out a lot of issues, but nothing more than a lucky punch at the end.
[]Other.
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>>2495650
>[X]Other.
We found her as a magical girl with no contract to any incubator in the middle of a witch's labyrinth. Her whole damned existence was eccentric. You'll need to be a hell of a lot more specific
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>>2495650
[x]We had to work out a lot of issues, but nothing more than a lucky punch at the end.
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>>2495650
>[X]We had to work out a lot of issues, but nothing more than a lucky punch at the end.

it is close enough to the true
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>>2495650
[x]No. She went down fighting, but that's it.
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>>2495658
Is that information known by the First? Wasn’t it Kaneda that recovered Matsuda?
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>>2495650
>[X]No. She went down fighting, but that's it.
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>>2495650
I'm throwing my support behind >>2495658.

Murderface was unprecedented. What would be eccentric for most MGs was just another Tuesday for her.
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>>2495668
Just re read the first Mami flashback, It was Mami and Sayaka who recovered moiderface initially
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>>2495647

>>2495658, but maybe leave out where we found her.
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>>2495650
>[x]Other.

"You need to be a little more specific, she was VERY eccentric."
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>>2495684
Okay, but were Murderface’s origins released to the First? Because I kind of remember her origins being kept secret, and spilling it to the First right now sounds like a bad idea.
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>>2495650
the time for voting has passed
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>>2495658 >>2495663

You wince at the memory of that particular sparring match. It didn't start out to be one - you just wanted to train her a bit, that's all. Teach her something else to do rather than just getting in someone's face and pumping them full of lead. You weren't expecting things to turn out the way they did.

Although, you'll be the first to agree that you thought about the possibility the moment both of you stepped onto the training mat together. To have that one perfect chance of being able to just make her feel every single molecule of rage, of frustration, of bloody-minded hate that you harbored for her. To be able to vent it out in a way that wouldn't have you being hunted down to the ends of the earth for the murder of your own Warmaster, or at the very least a stiff fine and a demotion for the attempt. Thanks to those stupid axes that you were training her in the use of, you did get that chance - and it would have been perfect, injuries and all, if she didn't knock you out cold at the very end.

You shake your head briefly before finally responding to Hazuki. Telling her that she'd have to be a bit more specific, as Murderface was remarkable in her own right. Eccentric wasn't quite the word you'd use, but there had always been something strange about her. Something...wrong, somehow, like she didn't belong.

"She didn't belong?" Hazuki echoes. "Ah, such as not gelling with the Officio in some way, a tendency to be alone, something like that...?"

"No? Well, yes, kind of." You blink as you find yourself expounding upon your answer. "But that's pretty common, isn't it? Especially when Vindicares are concerned. No, it was more like she didn't belong...anywhere." Your eyes widen slightly at this, as if giving voice to your thoughts made them all the more real. "Like she wasn't supposed to be here at all."

...Well, of course. A nasty voice inside you speaks. You found her in a Witch Barrier, after all. A Magical Girl, contracted to no one, half-dead yet asleep in a nightmarish world full of flesh-eating Witches.

Something you probably shouldn't be spilling about her. Not at the moment, anyway.

"I see." The Warmaster of the First nods. "Do you think that would explain her--"

"No," You cut in quickly. "Murderf--I mean, Matsuda was weird, sure. It always felt like she was haunted by something. But nothing about her gave me the impression that she would do anything like you say she did."

"I concur. Chiaki Matsuda had her own share of faults and quirks, but nothing that could have clued us in to the part she played in this terrible tragedy."

"...Mmm. I see. Thank you for your honesty." Hazuki replies a moment later, seemingly having come to a decision of her own. "Very well, that will be all. Miss Sayaka, Kyuubey, thank you for indulging me yet again. Hopefully, we can all get to the bottom of what happened, find what we need to find, and move on."

[1/2]
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>>2496115

It's here that you allow yourself to breathe just a bit more freely. Good, she's about to leave. You won't have to tolerate another moment being in the same room with her. With any luck, you won't have to suffer this again for another week, at least--

"You don't have to look that disappointed," You hear Hazuki say mildly, and you blink as you realize that you might have given away a bit more than you intended. You watch her smile at your own awkward apology. "Don't worry, Miss Sayaka. I know how uncomfortable this is, really. I wish we could have met before all this happened. Maybe things would have turned out a bit better between our Officios instead of this...formal coldness."

...Yeah. Maybe.

She's a bit astute than you thought. You'll have to watch out a bit more for this one.

"Anyway, I'll be going. But before that, I was asked to pass a message from our Eversor Rank Leader, Satsuki Kiryuin-san. She said she'd like to spar with you sometime, if that's something you're up for." She smiles. "What should I tell her?'

Now you can't help but wear your emotions on your face, here - mainly that of pure shock and surprise. Satsuki Kiryuin wants to spare with YOU? The former High Marshal of the Black Templars and Warmaster of the Second?

The same person even Kirika herself was skittish about fighting? Hell, not even Kharn tried, and she was always up for a fight.

But maybe...

How do you respond?

[]Accept politely. It would be an honor to spar the Eversor Rank Leader of the First.
[]Gently refuse. You've got more things to do than to take a trip to the Moon and get your ass handed to you.
[]Answer confidently. "Tell Kiryuin to name the time and place."
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>>2496140
[X]Gently refuse. You've got more things to do than to take a trip to the Moon and get your ass handed to you.

Saya seems like she's got too much on her plate for something so leisurely.
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>>2496140
>[X]Gently refuse. You've got more things to do than to take a trip to the Moon and get your ass handed to you.
We got shit to do and things to run, we can't just up and fuck off from our job while the warmaster is away.
also:
>implying mami got murdered by murderface when murderface is one of the people who liked mami the most.
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>>2496140
[X]Accept politely. It would be an honor to spar the Eversor Rank Leader of the First.

A good fight might vent some stress. And it seems like a good opportunity to gather some info.
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>>2496140
>[]Gently refuse. You've got more things to do than to take a trip to the Moon and get your ass handed to you.

Fuck going to the moon.
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>>2496140
>[]Gently refuse. You've got more things to do than to take a trip to the Moon and get your ass handed to you.
As much as I want to accept because she might have something for us, that'd be metagaming
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>>2496140
Even though I didn't get to vote the voting period has ended
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>>2496298
Same.
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I have just wake up, and the first thing I read is the confirmation of the First blaming Chiaki for Mammies dead. Bastards. I supoose this confirms that Mami is truly dead? I would have preferred that she survived, but well, againts Hazuki...
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>>2496450
We got a pretty strong indication she was dead when the ribbons tying chiaki up dissolved into blood as the pod launched
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>>2496153 >>2496214 >>2496238 >>2496264

You force a smile of your own, before shaking your head in gentle refusal. Sparring would have certainly been welcome, especially with a clearly superior opponent. In fact, it was one of the things Kirika had always insisted on. 'Always look for opportunities to get your ass handed to you,' she'd always lecture during her more serious, lucid moments. 'It's the only way to get better. Otherwise you're just wasting time and fucking around.'

But no. As flattered as you are that Kiryuin Satsuki even knows your existence and is actually throwing down the gauntlet - you don't have the time to spare for it. You have an Officio to keep running. Maybe some other time, you tell Hazuki.

"Oh?" The First Warmaster's smile falters a bit. "Well, I'm sure she'll be disappointed to hear that. But it's perfectly understandable, of course. Just make sure to take some time for yourself, Miss Sayaka. A Warmaster - acting or not - always has something that needs to be done, but she doesn't have to be busy all the time."

With that she steps back, giving you a small and cheerful wave with her lightning claw - before disappearing. No sudden charge of static electricity or a peal of thunder, nor the light-bending vanishing act of Callidus - just a disappearance, like a ghost briefly manifesting before fading away before you could even notice. As if she never were.

"..." Both you and Kyuubey stare in silence at where the Warmaster of the First had just been a few moments ago. A moment later, your Incubator lets out a sigh, before walking back to his array of computers. One of the LCD monitors still conspiciously dead, its flat screen shattered right down the middle.

"My apologies for making you suffer another one of these meetings, Miki Sayaka." Your Incubator finally says after a while. "I was hoping I could give her the answers she needed by myself, but she was adamant to speak to you for some reason. Why, I have absolutely no idea."

It's fine, you tell Kyuubey as you step up behind him, respectfully veering your eyes away from his screens. It's impolite to shoulder-surf, after all. Acting Warmaster duties and all that.

"Yes, well, I can clearly see you're trying your best to acclimatize in such short notice, and I'm grateful for that." He doesn't look at you as he says this. "Just as I'm grateful that you managed from letting your frustrations get to you during that meeting."

It would have been unseemly otherwise. There wasn't any reason to tick off the First any further than they already were with the Ninth, anyway.

"True. In any case, don't let me detain you, Miki Sayaka."

There's your cue to leave.

You find yourself looking down at the ribbon tied around your wrist. Its comforting pressure reminding you of its presence.

[]Ask him about what happened. What really happened up there.
[]"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right?"
[]Leave. You have work to do.
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>>2496474
>[x]"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right?"
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>>2496474
>[X]"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right?"
'I need to know Alien Cat'
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>>2496474
[X]"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right?"
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>>2496474
>[x]"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right?"
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>>2496474
>[x]Ask him about what happened. What really happened up there.

Even if it was supposedly some crazy berserker Chiaki, the damage reports by the First sounds like a bit too much. This is the -First- after all.
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>>2496474
Voting Over
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>>2496458
>Ask him about what happened. What really happened up there.
>"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right
Most likely, Coobies hasn't the answers we are looking for, but Sayaka needs some peace of mind.
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>>2496474
> []"Murderface...she didn't really kill Mami, did she? That's crazy, right?"
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Nyan nyan?
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>>2496654
Nyan nyan!
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>>2496661
Nihao nyan!
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>>2496669
Gorgeous!
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>>2496673
Delicious!
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>>2496481 >>2496483 >>2496485

You can't help it. You need to know. You need to ask. There's no going around it.

"Murderface." You manage to say the name without stuttering, even with your throat suddenly dry. "There's no way she could have killed Mami. There's no way."

Silence.

"Not even while under the influence of those...things she took with her. It's impossible. No one loved Mami more than Murderface did."

"..."

"She didn't kill Mami. Right, Kyuubey?" You step forward, closer to the Incubator that you've served loyally for all this time, who you've bled and fought for without question. Without regret or remorse. "I need to know. Murderface couldn't have--"

"I don't know what happened, Miki Sayaka." Kyuubey's reply is short, tense. Tight. "Everything happened much too quickly for me to truly discern what was happening." He shakes his head. "As much as I am loathe to admit, I am forced to accept the First's input in this. For now, we must go with what they're telling us. We can realign what we know after we find Matsuda."

...That's it, then? That's all he's telling you?

"Yes, in fact. To your duties, Acting Warmaster Miki Sayaka. I'm sure you're needed elsewhere."

"..."

You salute him in silence before making to leave. Your shoulders squared, your stride as hurried as it ever was.

Before you could walk through the doors, though--

+ No. + Your Incubator's voice intones in your mind, slotting in neatly between your thoughts. + I don't think for a second that Matsuda could have murdered Tomoe Mami, much less harm her. +

You stop in your tracks and whirl around to face Kyuubey, pulsing your own pained thoughts at him, ragged and angry and raw and bleeding. + Then, WHY? Why the FUCK we have to play through this fucking charade?! +

Silence, before he replies. When he does, you're struck with a dread that stops you cold, like a bucket of ice emptied over your head.

+ The First is planning something. Not just its Warmaster, but its entire Officio, along with its Incubator. What it is, I'm not sure yet, but I will find out. +

It takes you several moments to absorb that. It takes you a bit more to recover and actually pulse back a reply. +...Then, was Mami...?+

+ I suspect she was a part of their plan. One they didn't account for, just like with Matsuda. Whether they arranged for her death, or orchestrated events to play out in this manner, I don't know, either.+ It's here that Kyuubey turns from his seat to look directly at you. + But you have my word that we will discover the truth and respond accordingly. But we need to find her first. Her and the Golden Weapons she carried with her.+

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>>2496680
Ahh, QB, you old bastard. Glad to see you're still yourself
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>>2496680

Silence.

+ To your duties, Acting Warmaster Miki Sayaka. + He bids you leave again, and you find yourself turning around to walk away. Your gloved hands clenched tightly into fists, so much that the threading holding the silk together had begun to snap and tear.

Your vision misting with the tears you've done your best to stop from flowing, even during the moment when you read out your clumsily-written eulogy for the only other Magical Girl you've truly respected and loved. Even when you said her last goodbye to her.

You'll make them pay, you promise her. Whatever they did, whatever plan they had - you'll make them pay for what they did.

And you'll find Murderface. Or at least, Kyoko will - while you do your best to keep things from coming apart at the seams.

You can only hope that your stupid redhead doesn't miss you as much as you sorely miss her right now.
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>>2496680
glad to see QB still has a functioning brain, heres hoping soon we can get back to chiaki running shit and we can properly rip and tear the first a new asshole for what they did, then we can deal with the faust bullshit, then the TTO shit, because fuck homucifer.
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>>2496687

And that's it for now! My apologies for the abysmal posting times, it was a challenge getting back to writing long posts like these!

We'll have the next thread on Tuesday night!
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>>2496693
decu you sir are a treasure, stay awesome.
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>>2496693
Thanks for running, you made my day.
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>>2496693
Thank you for running!
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>>2496693
Thanks for running, it's nice to see you back!
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>>2496693
Welcome back. Love that you're continuing this.

Ryukuza Quest is partly your fault, just so you know.~YOURS~
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>>2496693
thanks for the thread Deculture

I have been wandering: what would Ioris reaction if she found out that Chiaki is a fugitive?
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>>2496687
>"while you do your best to keep things from coming apart at the seams"
>While her gloves literally come apart at the seams
pottery
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>>2496693
Thanks for running! These threads are always a pleasure to read.
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>>2496693
Thanks for running. I'm glad there's at least one of the old guard still around.
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>>2496693
Thanks for the return!

I can't wait to see how we decide to further suffer in the next thread.
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>>2496694

Thank you for your support!!

>>2496697

Ahaha, thank you! I hope you enjoyed it!

>>2496698

See you next thread!!!

>>2496699

It's good to be back, although I wish they fixed /qst/ or let us back into /tg/!!

>>2496700

You can't hold me responsible for that!!!

>>2496701

She'd whisk her away to safety!

>>2496706

IT RHYMES

>>2496707

Thank you for reading!!

>>2496708

Hahaha, old guard!! It's only because planefag can't stop working in his gyro stand!
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>>2496711
>It's good to be back, although I wish they fixed /qst/ or let us back into /tg/!!
You could come to akun.
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>>2496715
you mean fiction.live or whatever its called now?
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>>2496715
Fuck akun, akun is shit. at least with /qst/ its still the same site.
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>>2496718
Yeah.
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>>2496718
nobody calls it fiction.live
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>>2496693
Thanks for running!

http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Deculture

Thread has been archived!

A pleasant surprise this has been!
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>>2496711
>It's good to be back, although I wish they fixed /qst/ or let us back into /tg/!!
There's nothing wrong with /qst/!
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>>2496726
100% agreed. Half of the fun of a quest is the answers of the threads. With anonkun, you lost that. I enjoy a lot reading what other people wrote and theorized 3-4-5 years ago. It´s a lot of fun. I encourage Deculture to stay on /qst/.
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>>2496851
>I enjoy a lot reading what other people wrote and theorized 3-4-5 years ago
You know you can still do that on Akun, right? The chat is archived automatically and forever.
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>>2496879
I use anonkun but even I have to pipe in.

Yes, it's archived forever and forever.

BUT it's also archived in hundreds and hundreds of chat pages that aren't categorized in anyway. In order to find a specific thing, you'll have to dig like its the Bone Wars.
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>>2496889
>hundreds and hundreds of chat pages that aren't categorized in anyway
And that also don't work most of the time thanks to kascode.
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>>2496711
Huh, within a couple weeks, I see both JQOP and you come back. What a time to be checking out /qst/ instead of just binging the archives.

Its impressive to see some of those quests that made their mark on /tg/ and 1d4chan, and to see they are still going today. Its like bearing witness to living legends of times since past. I personally haven't read MGNQ yet, but its been on my ever growing list of classics to check out. One of the highly recommended ones. Mind giving me a run down if you don't mind?

I haven't checked recently, but I'm still hoping Deme/Planefag returns some day soon to give us more of his awesome writing.
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>>2499649
Thing is MGNQ is hilariously complicated to explain for how long it is, the long and the short of it is basically the events after the latest madoka movie, but gone utterly fucking bonkers, main character is a hardboiled alcoholic magical girl with a penchant for murdering the shit out of things. It's a blast, just read it from the beginning, alot of here have been here on this ride from the very first thread and there's a good reason why this is basically one of the classical must read of quests.
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>>2496889
I completely fucking forgot to respond to you, sorry.
You can open the chat archives after each update much (although not entirely) like here.
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>>2496711
I stand here, having suffered at the hand of life, smiling at the return of a litteral epic.

But I have to ask...

How can we fix /qst/ in your mind? Being the last of the grand QMs to fight against the changes, your word would be heeded... presumably.

If you were to utter any word, any phrase, any statement to make /qst/ great again?, then you shouldn't hide it. Maybe... somewhere... someone... will hear the outcry of the moonrabbit who has fallen.

And on another note, Still on page 2. The possibility to ride this horse to death is there. Unless it has to do with formating.

Alas, we heard your call, and came as the pilgrim we are, to hear the final chapter... maybe final chapter.

And good thing you didn't went to Akun, holy shit are the anons horrible there.
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>>2499649
planefag will never pay denbts
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>>2500070
Kas go away.




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