You are a Magical Girl, and you're a million miles away from home.Well, probably not a million. Maybe. It feels like it, though.It's been the farthest away from home that you've ever been in a while.But it's fine. You're fine. You can deal with it.You don't even feel that homesick.You meant what you said. You promised everyone back home you would.Misaka. Yuma. Kyuubey, Rea, Midorin, Kumatora, Sayaka...You even promised Mami. After a lot of yelling, and crying, and sobbing at the sight of her gravestone. After Sayaka did her best to calm you down, holding you tight, muffling your tears so that you didn't make a scene. That you didn't make it any worse for the rest of the Officio mourning her death.You'll find her, you promised them all.You'll find Murderface. You'll find your best friend, no matter where she ended up or got herself into this time.After that, you'll...well, you're not really sure what you'll do. Maybe give her a hug or something? Maybe. Murderface always looked like she needed a hug. Even more when she woke up that one time and found herself with wings and shit. Oh, and Midorin being comatose an' all, that's probably why.But yeah, you'll find her. And you'll bring her back to Mitakihara, so everything can get straightened out.Because you're sure as hell not buying what the First is selling.You may be gullible as all hell, and you're not the smartest knife in the drawer - you'll be the first to admit that - but even you can tell when someone's pulling your leg.Murderface didn't kill Tomoe Mami. It's just impossible. It just can't happen.She'd sooner eat a gun first, or give up pancakes outright.Your best friend isn't that crazy.
>>2505731You are a Magical Girl, and your name is Kyoko Sakura. Acting Eversor Rank Leader of the Ninth Officio Assassinorum and Aide to the Acting Warmaster, Sayaka Miki.On secret loan to the Second Officio Assassinorum, to ask for their assistance in trying to find Chiaki "Murderface" Matsuda.Wait, hang on. If Sayaka's the acting Warmaster now, does that mean you're the acting Equerry, or something...? How does that really work? ...Well, probably not, since you're here in England. Somewhere where the...huge castles are, you think? At least that's where you figured you were being flown to. You weren't sure what the name of the airport was, either - you were just ushered off the plane and then directly shuffled into a black armored car with a very...intimidating-looking symbol engraved on the side doors. Like one of those old-fashioned crosses, black and outlined in gold, with a skull at the very center.You were expecting someone inside the car, someone mysterious to smile patronizingly at you and dump exposition on your lap as you were ferried around. You know, like in movies? But no, no one was there. No one to snicker or sneer at you as you tried your best to speak straight English, something you usually left to Sayaka to handle - on account of you being a complete idiot when it comes to the damned language, and your accent being a bit on the impenetrable side.The driver seemed polite enough, and you tried to strike up a conversation with him once you got into the car, but either he was completely ignoring you or he didn't understand a lick of what you were trying to say. Not even when you tried to crack a joke in English. That usually worked! Most of the time!You let out a sigh and idly lift your eyepatch up to scratch at the empty patch of skin underneath, where your eye should be. It's been itching a lot lately these past few weeks. Or maybe it's stress from everything. You don't know. You asked Sayaka about it just before you left, but she only said to wash carefully behind your eyepatch every day and not to poke at it much.What do you do? You're getting lonely.Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.Look outside the window and try not to think about how far from home you are.
>>2505732[X]Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.[X]Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.MAXIMUM KYOUKO!
>>2505732Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.
>>2505732>Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.Can't go wrong with that.>On secret loan to the Second Officio Assassinorum, to ask for their assistance in trying to find Chiaki "Murderface" Matsuda....wait, what? What do the Templars have to do with this fracas? Other than wanting to steal us, anyway.
>>2505732[X]Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.[X]Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.
>>2505732>[X]Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.>Your best friend isn't that crazy.
>>2505732>[x]Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.>[x]Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.
>>2505732>[X]Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time
>>2505732I'm guessing the voting period's over by now but these[X]Have a snack. You brought along quite a few snacks for your stay here, having one shouldn't be too bad.[X]Look at your phone and glance through your photo collection to kill time.sound good
A bit late, but...
>>2505736 >>2505737 >>2505738You decide to kill some time by going through the photos you've got stored in your phone. While also sneaking out one of the snacks you've stuffed into your carry-on. The driver won't mind if you eat in the car, right? ...Well, you'll try not to make a mess, at least. You know how Sayaka gets angry when you make a mess in other people's cars.And so, with a slightly-crumpled box of Pocky pulled open on your lap, with one of its two packets ripped open to reveal its chocolate-coated bounty of thin pretzel sticks, you begin looking through your collection of old photos. Because obviously you don't have a Wi-Fi signal you can mooch off from right now, and your phone isn't registering the network here.If there is even a network signal you can get out here in the...wherever you are, you think to yourself as you glance out the window, noting the rather empty-looking fields of green stretching out on either side of you, broken from time to time with the occasional sheep or rustic-looking village.Now, about those photos...huh? Why are they suddenly organized into seperate folders all of a sudden? Look, it's even organized by whoever's on the pictures and where it's taken! That's crazy! You don't even keep your message or email organized like this, you just let them pile up! As for your photos, you simply snapped away without even caring! What's happened here, did you get hacked or something--Oh. Oh, wait. That's right, Sayaka borrows your phone from time to time, especially when she forgets hers at home or when its battery goes flat. You're not one to use your phone all that much so yours usually just stays idle in your pocket, or inventory - until you take it out when she's calling you, or you take pictures just like every other dildo.Anyway, she must have organized them for you. That's pretty nice of her, but she didn't have to do that!You find yourself smiling at the memory of your most favorite person in the world, before scrolling down on the folder list. Absently plucking a stick of Pocky from its packet and nibbling carefully at it.Which folder should you look through first?Disneyland - Kyoko/SakuraHousewarming Party - EveryoneSick Bay - Kyoko/MurderfaceSECRET FOLDER
>>2505805[x]SECRET FOLDERMysterbox! Mysterbox!
>SECRET FOLDERSayaka lewds!That, or Chiaki smiling or something else equally weird.
>>2505805[x]SECRET FOLDERCould be Sayaka put some sort of message for us there...
>>2505805[X]Housewarming Party>>2505818Message like what - battle panties?
>>2505805>[x]Housewarming Party - Everyone
>>2505805>SECRET FOLDERIs this event a question?
>>2505814>That, or Chiaki smilingNever again!
>>2505822Either it's secret because she left a message/instructions/whatever there for us, or it's lewds. A win-win scenario I'd say.
>>2505805voting is over
So uh, we're on the bad end right?
>>2505849It's not a good end, it was never to be, but not everything is lost. Some would say everything is according to keikaku, even.I mean, we had to go rogue at some point to deal with TTO.
>>2505858Mhmm it's pretty appropriate really.I mean with the constantly lying and plan making being a wild card seems like the best option.
>>2505849We've definitely veered off the route for whatever 'perfect' was ever possible, but all is not lost. With some luck and prudence we could save the day yet without too much noir.>>2505858That said, I like this route. The "we've ruined everything" element adds a fair bit to the narrative.
>>2505867Perfect was pretty boring anyway to be honest andjsut doesn't exactly fit ya know. From a narrative standpoint.
>>2505867>without too much noirhahaha.gifWe only have to kill ourselves (twice) and maybe collapse the universe, after all.
>>2505884Ya know speaking of there was stuff talking about friends leaving us and having to turn to enemies to save the day.Like it sort of seems to me that white hair is the bigger threat compared to TTO
>>2505867Also, it's funny to consider that the funniest quests are those where everything goes perfect (sometimes in ogre ways) and those where everyday is suffering.
>>2505889Well, white hair is the midboss, but the key to everything is Faust/Godoka and the coctail dress slut.
It's MAXIMUM CHRISTMAS in April!
Every single time.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KezvwARhBIc
>>2505806 >>2505811 >>2505812 >>2505822You open up the folder named Housewarming Party first. You're pretty familiar with what's in this one - it's the pictures you took with everyone at Murderface's new apartment, right after her promotion to Warmaster. This was still some time before her rank was officially ratified with the ceremony and everything, but even then everyone was already treating her like a big shot.You couldn't be happier for her then, really. Sure, you remember being somewhat disappointed that Sayaka didn't make the cut - the both of you even went to as many shrines as you can all over Japan to try and pray for her name to come up - but even with that, you couldn't help but be tickled pink for Murderface when it was announced. Imagine! Your best friend as Warmaster of the Officio! Sure, she had a couple of problems - like drinking, and popping painkillers like candy, and generally being as mild-mannered as a crocodile being force-fed ice cream while it has cavities in every tooth in its maw - but she seemed to grow into it, didn't she? She even stopped drinking as much and even led a couple of ops that turned out okay! Really well, in fact.You grin to yourself, chuckling under your breath as you scroll through the pictures. Tapping the screen to zoom in whenever one of them showed something particularly interesting, or just one that piqued your interest as much as they made you feel a stab of painful nostalgia. Murderface frowning at the camera as you drag her into view with your arm around her neck in a playful headlock, your phone raised for a selfie. Misaka finally allowing Midori to braid a lock of her hair after the latter begged to do so, when it was revealed that Mami would be styling Murderface's hair once the festivities wound down.Sayaka racing Murderface to whoever could down an entire bottle of champagne the fastest, with your blueberry idiot winning soundly. Murderface couldn't handle the bubbles apparently, with your best friend swallowing the wrong way and ending up with champagne streaming out of her nose. You nearly spat out your own drink at that, before falling to the floor laughing hard enough to cry.And then...Murderface looking completely surprised as you got her her old jacket back. The one you gifted to her on Christmas, way back then. The one she was also wearing when you set her on fire as a distraction....Hang in there, Murderface. You poke her flabbergasted face with a finger, forcing the image to shrink away from your touch. Wherever she is, you'll find her.[1/2]
>>2505912You close the folder and do a bit more scrolling through the folders. You don't seem to be getting any nearer to your destination, so you lean back to do a bit more time-killing....Wait, what's this? A folder at the very end of the list, named 'SECRET FOLDER'? That's...you have no idea what's in here. You don't take pictures of classified stuff, that's against Officio rules. You're not into taking embarrassing pictures of other people too, because that's just weird. Frowning, you tap on the folder's icon. The screen quickly being overtaken by a thumbnail gallery of its contents.Oh, it's Sayaka! It's only pictures of Sayaka. You visibly relax as you recognize your girlfriend's features looking back at you. From the bed of your shared bedroom. By herself. Face red like a tomato.Posing in...Oh.OH."Those are amazingly cute battle panties." A voice says beside you, just as you feel your own face heat up, twinned with a throbbing sensation in your nostrils that spoke of an honest-to-god legitimate nosebleed.How do you react?Murmur with no small amount of pride as you continue staring. "I picked those out myself."Shriek and attack! Go IMMEDIATELY for the jugular! "That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!"Other.
>>2505916>[X]Murmur with no small amount of pride as you continue staring. "I picked those out myself."
>>2505916>[X]Shriek and attack! Go IMMEDIATELY for the jugular! "That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!"
>>2505916[X]Shriek and attack! Go IMMEDIATELY for the jugular! "That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!"
>>2505916[X]Murmur with no small amount of pride as you continue staring. "I picked those out myself."Because Kyoko has more than enough ego and pride to cope with anyone and anything admiring her wife. Er, girlfriend.
>>2505916[x]Shriek and attack! Go IMMEDIATELY for the jugular! "That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!"Wonder who that is...
>>2505916>Murmur with no small amount of pride as you continue staring. "I picked those out myself."
>>2505916[X]Shriek and attack! Go IMMEDIATELY for the jugular! "That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!"... because I don't remember Kyouko ever being levelheaded about anything
>>2505916>Other"It is extremely rude to shoulder-peek, ya know?". With the most straigh voice we can muster
>>2505916> Murmur with prideWait, I'm confused. I thought there was only the driver in here? Are we driving shotgun? I assumed we sat in the rear because british aloofness.That, or Pinky can appreciate some Justice Panties(tm) too.
>>2505916>[X]Murmur with no small amount of pride as you continue staring. "I picked those out myself.Then>[X]Shriek and attack! Go IMMEDIATELY for the jugular! "That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!"
>>2505916Also >Other.Draw our sword and put it to whomevers neck this is.
>>2505937>That, or Pinky can appreciate some Justice Panties(tm) too.Madoka has absolutely seen Sayaka in every kind of panties when they had sleepovers before the events of PMMM.
>>2505916the voting period is over
>>2505940Changing to this. Maximum Kyoko.
>>2505943you made me use my madosaya folderare you happy anon?
>>2505936>[X]Other>"It is extremely rude to shoulder-peek, ya know?"This.
This looks a little dead
>>2505987It's /qst/ dude. Moves WAY slower than /tg/ used to.
>>2505922 >>2505927 >>2505926 >>2505935 >>2505940"Picked them out myself," You murmur proudly as you continue to slowly and carefully scroll through each picture. Ever since that one Christmas when you decided out of the blue to get her a set of the most...tastefully-scandalous underwear you've ever seen, it's now become something of a secret and guilty pleasure between the both of you. Something to...spice things up for each other, while also making sure that NO ONE else sees or catches wind of it. You buy it for her, and she models it for you in private.This is...new, though. Very new. Not the underwear itself, but the fact that Sayaka actually took photos of herself while doing the modeling. You wanted to take photos of her on your own, but she never allowed it - because, like you said, neither of you wanted this to get out, especially since you both had your careers to take care of. She was also worried you'd do something stupid like get your smartphone hacked or lose it somewhere."Really? Then you have excellent taste," the voice beside you says, in perfect if slightly accented Japanese. "And look at the abdominals on her. What's her routine? I've got good insertions, I know I do, but damn if I can't make these look as good as hers."Sayaka's routine? You echo, blinking your one good eye, before turning to the supposedly-empty air beside you. Er. What was it again...something about a lot of core exercises but also dry fasting whenever she's not in active duty? You remember her saying something about how abs aren't made in the gym, but rather in the kitchen--...Wait. Wait. Hold on one friggin' second here--"Really? DRY fasting? That's a bit extreme, isn't it? Can't I just do a ton of situps and then--" The voice responds, but it's cut off by you bursting into panicked, adrenalin-fueled action. Your phone clattering to the car floor along with your half-empty box of Pocky as you reach out with both hands, grasping outwards to tightly grip the invisible neck of the Callidus that had snuck into the car with you. Shrieking all the while.[1/2]
>>2505992"That's MY Sayaka you're talking about!" You roar in half-triumph and half mollified rage as your hands do come upon a neck, but one encased in ice-cold and hard-edged armor. You ignore this and keep squeezing, even when you hear the voice squawk out in alarm. Tightening your grip even as one invisible, iron-shod hand clamps down on your wrist in a crushing grip, while another tries to dig its thumb into your one remaining eye. Making you twist and turn away from it as you continue to choke this ghostly shoulder-surfer."W-Wait-- Miss Kyoko Sakura, wait, stop, please--" It's here that the other hand trying to blind you suddenly begins to frantically pat your arm. A sign you all but too readily recognize as someone tapping out to surrender.How do you react?Keep choking. "Who are you? Who sent you?!"Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"Stop choking, but keep your grip on it. "Show yourself, ghost! MANIFEST YOURSELF!"
>>2505993>[X]Stop choking, but keep your grip on it. "Show yourself, ghost! MANIFEST YOURSELF!"
>>2505993Keep choking. "Who are you? Who sent you?!">Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"Queue Hank Venture (WHO ARE YOU WORKING FOR!)
>>2505993>>[X]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2505993>Keep choking. "Who are you? Who sent you?!">Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2505993>[X]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2505993[x]Keep choking. "Who are you? Who sent you?!"...and then[x]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2505993[X]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"Priorities.
>>2505993>Shake the invisible assailantNo one must know. Remove all witnesses
>>2505993[X]Stop choking, but keep your grip on it. "Show yourself, ghost! MANIFEST YOURSELF!"Because Kyouko.
>>2505993>Stop choking, but keep your grip on it. "Show yourself, ghost! MANIFEST YOURSELF!"Also, yell "PERVERT!" as loud as you can
>>2505993>[x]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2505993[X]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2505993>Switch to an arm-bar "Show yourself, ghost! MANIFEST YOURSELF!"They have to be able to talk to be interrogated.
It... It's been so long. Finally, MGNQ is back.Praise the Blessed Lady.Also, Deculture. Praise Deculture.
>>2506047Praise be unto Him.
>>2505993[x]Stop choking, but keep your grip on it. "Show yourself, ghost! MANIFEST YOURSELF!"[x]Shake the invisible assailant. "If you tell anyone about this we're both DEAD! Do you fucking hear me?! DEAD!"
>>2506062Well, it's been fun. Talk to you all again tomorrow.
>>2506062Oh wow. Finally I get the true Magical Girl Noir experience first hand! The feeling is much more intense than when I was reading it in the archives.Well anyway, thanks for the run Deculture!
>>2506068The real MGNQ experience was the one you've had the last few days:>Thread on Tuesday, guys.>Sorry, Thread tomorrow.>Bad weather today, we'll do it on Thursday.It's nice to see that even in a chaotic, ever-changing and confusing world there are constants.
>>2506097In a world in chaos, chaos is the only constant
I'm honestly abit curious... earlier thread an anon asked about how Decu thinks quest could be improved... so I guess this is a question for him when he returns.... I might even go as far as to ask if he has any discord server... I just feel the need to talk to them.Lastly...I destinctivly remember red getting an upgrade after being 'reconstructed'. Red metal arm and all. In order to "keep up" if I remember correctly.Waahoo wen deculture? A discord? Improving quest?A happy ending in a noir setting?
>>2506438>A happy ending in a noir setting?We must escape our Cycles of Guilt.
>>2506537It's gonna be a Bebop tier ending, I can already tell.
>>2506438iirc there was a discord server made by people who migrated from the MGNQ IRC channel during the hiatus but Decu himself isnt in said server.Also >A happy ending in a noir setting?Where do you think you are? This is the suffering train all the way down. At absolute BEST we're getting a bittersweet ending.
>>2506745nah it will be a good ending for everyone BUT the MC, Chiaki is probably gonna die by the end of this mess either literally or metaphorically.
>>2506745That's because Discord is cancer on this site.
>>2505997 >>2505999 >>2506000You shake the invisible assailant hard, your one eye wide and staring as you keep your grip on him - her - it, whatever. Your strength not only boosted by adrenalin, not through the sheer surreality of the situation, but also fear. Fear of the kind of consequences that you and the sneaky git here would inevitably face should any word or mention of Sayaka's well-meaning gift ever got out."Tell anyone about what you saw," You snarl at your prey around what's left of the Pocky stick that you've been nibbling on. "BREATHE one fuckin' word about it and we're both DEAD! Do you hear me? DEAD!" You give it another vigorous shaking, to the point that it seems to be...clanking. "She won't even care that you're all the way over here, or wherever this is! First she's gonna gut me like a fish, and then she'll slice this entire continent inta RIBBONS trying to find YOU!""A-alright, alright! I get it, Miss Sakura, I get it! Please, just let me go! I promise upon my honor and that of the Black Templars that what I saw will never leave this car!" The invisible intruder squeals. "P-pinky promise! Oh, wait, you can't see it..."... You narrow your one good eye at your captive - or at least, where they would be at the moment - before slowly letting go. It's here that you curse yourself as you see the clues that you've missed - subtle indentations in the car seat, as well as what looks like visual lag whenever the sunlight streams from the window to play upon the black leather - a second or two for the light to actually flicker across the surface. How the heck could you have missed that? ...Gods, you were sharper then. A bit more hard-edged too. You wouldn't have wasted time mucking around like this - you'd have immediately gone for the throat, no questions asked. Ripping it open with your curled fingers as claws or your own teeth in a savage bite. Especially in this kind of space, where you'd be hard-put to summon up a spear, much less actually use it.You let out a sigh, more at yourself than anything else, before giving the ghost a whack upside the head. Your hand easily connecting with what feels like reinforced metal and plastek."O-ow! Miss Sakura, what was that for?!""For sneaking up on me like that, an' peeping at my girlfriend," You snap, before crunching down on the rest of your Pocky stick. "Now, are you gonna show yourself and tell me who you're working for, or are you gonna make me ask you again?""..." There's a brief crackle of electricity, one followed by a teeth-itching whine that vaguely feels like Culexus tech powering down - and your invisible seatmate manifests into reality: a small, petite figure encased in black, hard-edged armor. Armor that you've seen before, worn by the Second's most famous squad: the Black Templars.[1/2]
>>2507710The helmet's a bit unremarkable, looking like the sort that knights use, but a bit more futuristic-looking with crimson light shining from its cruel T visor. Two gauntleted arms reach up to remove this particularly intimidating headpiece, first reaching underneath the jawline to undo the pressure seals, before pushing upwards to pull it off entirely.What greets you is a rather unruly shock of pink hair with a lock of white at the front, tied at the sides with a very cutesy-looking pair of black ribbons. Purple eyes, bright and eager - newbie's eyes - glow just above a pair of lips that seems to be used to grinning mischievously. She isn't grinning now, though. Rather, she's looking pretty scared.Good. That's good. Because you're PISSED right now.For heaven's sake the Second invited YOU over! Now they're having their newbies sneak up on you like this?! It's like you're a wanted criminal or something! Shameful! A shameful display!!What do you do?Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate her further by aggressively snacking."Is this how you treat guests? Sneaking up on them in a car and peeking at their phone? I thought you guys in the Second were GOOD GUYS!!"Bully her into talking by snatching her helmet away and threatening to crush it if she doesn't talk.Try the Murderface approach. Stay silent and glare at her with all the dildoness you can muster.
>>2507712>Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate her further by aggressively snacking.>Try the Murderface approach. Stay silent and glare at her with all the dildoness you can muster.
>>2507712>Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate her further by aggressively snacking.We should try to be diplomatic and... Nah, fuck it
>>2507712Obligatory >she>Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate her further by aggressively snacking.
>>2507712>>[X]Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate her further by aggressively snacking.
>>2507712[X]Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate """her""" further by aggressively snacking.
>>2507712>[X]"Is this how you treat guests? Sneaking up on them in a car and peeking at their phone? I thought you guys in the Second were GOOD GUYS!!"
>>2507712>[x]Have your captive explain herself. Intimidate her further by aggressively snacking.>[x]Try the Murderface approach. Stay silent and glare at her with all the dildoness you can muster.Time for more Best Girl!
Don't know if it's been seen so decided to repost.>>2496889I completely fucking forgot to respond to you, sorry.On Akun, you can open the chat archives after each update much (although not entirely) like on 4chan.
>>2507413Haha oh wow, my sides.
>>2507728Mmmm, doesn't seem the same as in 4chan...
>>2507737Hence why I said>although not entirely
>>2507739So, if I'm following you correctly, is possible to follow anon chats, but is a more tiring and complicated process than in 4chan, Right? If that's correct, I'm glad that Decu choosed to remaim here.
>>2507747>if I'm following you correctly, is possible to follow anon chats, but is a more tiring and complicated process than in 4chanYeah, pretty much.I never claimed that the Akun chat archive wasn't much less convenient than reading 4chan-style posts, for several reasons. I did argue against the fact that they're almost impossible to follow. Akun has many advantages over /qst/, but I don't think that's a discussion that should be had here and now.Hopefully, the former issue will be fixed in that wannabe ultimate questing site people are making.
>>2507713 >>2507714 >>2507720"Well?" You growl at her, just as you snatch your phone and box of snacks off the floor - the act quick enough and violent enough to make your new armored friend flinch away from you, clanking as she inches away. "I'm waiting! Waiting for a really good explanation here, because apparently the same Officio I've been dreaming about joinin' - the very SAME Officio that I'm being loaned to - actually had me stalked in the very same car I'm being driven in!""I...um, please, Miss Kyoko Sakura, I can explain," The pink-haired girl ventures after a moment, a single drop of sweat trickling down her cheek. Both armored hands held up in a placating, surrendering gesture. "We didn't mean it as an insult, please don't take it that way. We have our own security issues, too." It's here that she works up a comforting smile, revealing an incisor that's a bit more prominent than the others. "It's only standard operating procedure for us, to have all guests fetched directly from the airport and shadowed by at least one novitiate on the way to the Castle." You aggressively chomp on the rest of your pocky sticks, making her cringe with every loud, snapping bite. Every lip-smacking chew. "B-but really, Miss Sakura, shadowing was all I was supposed to be doing. That's really it. I'm not even supposed to be talking to you even if you were to suss me out. Just deactivate my active camo, apologize, and sit here quietly until we get there."Really? But what would she have done if it turned out you were someone else entirely, like a Callidus pretending to be Sakura Kyoko? What would she have done then?The pink-haired girl pales at that. "U-um...challenge you to a duel to the death?" She ventures with clear and almost painfully-green hesitation.Standard operating procedure...! Security concerns! Your one eye narrows here, disbelief making you shake your head. From what you've heard, the Second never really bothered with those kind of things - simply because they were much too busy with all the heroing they do. Something as mundane and paranoia-inducing as security concerns were something lesser Officios worried about, allowed to keep them up at night. They just trained, and trained, and trained - and every so often, marched out and murdered Witches en-masse. Any Callidus espionage unit trying to infiltrate them would simply have to contend with an entire Officio's worth of combat-hungry and battle-mad Eversors and Vindicares breathing down their neck.But if they're concerned about security now...This is about Murderface, isn't it?Make a disappointed noise, to make sure your disappointment is truly heard and felt. Ask her name afterwards.Murderface option. Just shut up, continue snacking, and wait until you get to wherever it is you're going. You're going to complain to her manager - er, her Rank Leader or Marshal or whoever it is instead.
>>2507768>This is about Murderface, isn't it?>Make a disappointed noise, to make sure your disappointment is truly heard and felt. Ask her name afterwards.
>>2507768[X]This is about Murderface, isn't it?Press'em and see if they have anything else to say.
>>2507768>Make a disappointed noise, to make sure your disappointment is truly heard and felt. Ask her name afterwards.>This is about Murderface, isn't it?
>>2507768>[x]This is about Murderface, isn't it?
>>2507768>This is about Murderface, isn't it?Well, at least the trip won't be boring.So if we're "secretly loaned" does that mean that we're operating under the guise of looking for Mami's murderer or just plain looking for Chiaki?
>>2507768>[X]This is about Murderface, isn't it?
>Astolfo's face when (s)he tricks the incubator into making them a magical girl>>2507768>Murderface option. Just shut up, continue snacking, and wait until you get to wherever it is you're going. You're going to complain to her manager - er, her Rank Leader or Marshal or whoever it is instead.
>>2507768[X]This is about Murderface, isn't it?
>>2507768>[x]Make a disappointed noise, to make sure your disappointment is truly heard and felt. Ask her name afterwards.>[x]Murderface option. Just shut up, continue snacking, and wait until you get to wherever it is you're going. You're going to complain to her manager - er, her Rank Leader or Marshal or whoever it is instead.
>>2507785Hold upIn that case he's technically a mahou shounen...I'm getting war flashbacks here.
>>2507768> Briefly chastising her for not obeying her officio's orders, then interrogating her as to why she talked to you then.
>>2507871Someone needs to fill-in for Murderface while she's gone
>>2507776 >>2507777 >>2507779As you mentioned earlier, you're not exactly a Vanus when it comes to being smart about this kind of thing, but you can get by. So when an Officio that usually doesn't have to be skittish with security is suddenly paranoid to this point, then..."This is about Murderface, isn't it?" You grumble from around two Pocky sticks sticking out from your lips."W-who?" Frank and oblivious confusion greets you, your host's eyes widening, her expression quizzical. You narrow your one eye at this, before letting out a sigh."...Chiaki Matsuda. Ya know. My Warmaster." You elaborate, wincing slightly at the name. You never really got used to calling her that, no matter how much you tried. Sure, it sounds cute and all, but there was really just something fun about 'Murderface', right?"O-oh! Oh, well, um...I don't think I'm at liberty to say, Miss Kyoko," The girl replies after a moment, her cheeks coloring. "You'll have to ask the Marshal about it. But..." She looks outside of the moving car, into the wide and open fields spreading out on either side of you, as if to check for any other intruder keeping tabs. "...you're really not that far off. Everyone is...understandably tense due to recent events."No kidding. You shake your head again, reaching up with one hand to push the rest of your Pocky sticks into your mouth as you noisily chew, while at the same time allowing all of this to sink in. This makes her cringe again, but you also see her focus on both your arms. Blinking once, twice."Er...pardon me, Miss Sakura."Yeah? What's up? You respond with your mouth full."About your...arm? We heard that you had it...augmented, or something? We were really looking forward to seeing it. If you don't mind my asking, what happened to it?"You look down at both your arms - both made of flesh and bone, strong enough to apparently choke out a girl in black ceramite and plasteel armor. What's she talking abou--Oh! Oh, right. You had one of them replaced with a really cool robotic arm. One that could fire its own fist, kind of a rocket punch sorta deal. It even had its own taser system, and some free space you could stash snacks in!...You actually forgot about that for a bit. After what...happened, and everything. You're not even sure which arm you had it installed on.How do you respond?It's complicated.Couldn't fit as many snacks in it as I was hoping. Inventory's better and easier.Having a robot arm actually sucks.
>>2507900>[x]Having a robot arm actually sucks.
>>2507900>[X]Having a robot arm actually sucks.
>>2507900>[X]Couldn't fit as many snacks in it as I was hoping. Inventory's better and easier.>[X]Having a robot arm actually sucks.
>>2507900>Couldn't fit as many snacks in it as I was hoping. Inventory's better and easier.Also, try to open the pocky compartment to see which arm was it.
>>2507900>Having a robot arm actually sucks.
>>2507900>[x]Couldn't fit as many snacks in it as I was hoping. Inventory's better and easier.also >>2507912
>>2507900[x]It was just a phase. All the cool kids were getting robot arms and I didn't want to feel left out.
>>2507900>It's complicatedWHOA WHOA INTENSIFIES
>>2507900>[X]Couldn't fit as many snacks in it as I was hoping. Inventory's better and easier.
>>2507900>[x]It's complicated.Do not mention the vibrate function...
>>2507900the voting period is over folks
Question for everyone: QB mentioned that the First has a plan, and that everyone in that Officio is involved. Theories about what could be?
>>2507796Boys can be Magical Girls, too!
>>2507985Ah, so you're unaware.Good, stay that way.
>>2507981Cracking open the superwitch egg and using it to take over the world.
>>2508011What? Neither TTO or Faust have any reason to obey the First, and the Officio can't realistically force any of them to do their Will. Doesn't seem very doable.
>>2507903 >>2507905 >>2507909 >>2507912You give it a moment's thought, before shrugging. Having a robot arm felt cool at first, only feeling slightly less cool when the very first thing you knocked out with it was your best friend - but as time went on and you tried your best to get used to it, things got to the point where you just had to have it taken off. You had your old arm grown back just a day later.So, yeah. Having a robot arm actually started to suck a couple of days in. A whole lot. "Oh? Well, that's a bit surprising. Marshal Karasawa would probably be disappointed to hear that, seeing as she's a huge supporter of augmentation. Well, at least if something happens that prevents you regenerating your lost limb, of course," Your pink-haired host hastily adds after her reply, as if trying to covering for her boss. As if someone liking robot arms that much was too much of a bad thing. Yeah, you figure. Nothing was really stopping you from regenerating the arm you lost, you just thought it'd be fun. Well, that and you wanted to catch up with a couple of friends of yours, but...well. Things changed.Hey, what a second. It's been a couple of updates and she hasn't even told you her name yet! Even after all that! "A-ah, you're right. I'm sorry." The pink-haired girl cants her head forward in an apologetic bow. "My name is Astolfo of the Black Templars, Miss Kyoko Sakura. Novitiate Rank. I took the black just a few months ago. Again, um, I'm really sorry for intruding upon your...your private business earlier." She bows her head lower, deeper. "Please accept my apologies!"You glower at her with your one good eye, before waving her off. You'll accept her apologies, sure, just as long as she keeps her mouth shut about what she saw. You're serious about that, by the way.Sayaka can get REALLY fucking scary when she gets mad.Really."I'll...I'll definitely keep my word, Miss Kyoko Sakura! A Black Templar never breaks her word! Never!"Yeah, yeah. Fine. She can lift her head already, jeez. You pull out an unopened box of Pocky from your carry-on and toss it onto her lap. She blinks, before looking up at you, clutching the box of chocolate-dipped pretzels like it's a treasure. "Um, this...?"It's hers, you tell her as you tear open the second packet of your own half-finished snack. Something to eat on the road."I...I see." Astolfo replies, turning the box over in her hands. Still somewhat puzzled about you giving it to her. Seems appreciative enough, though, by the way she's blushing again.Grill her a bit more about the Black Templars, see how they're taking Mami's passing and what they think of Murderface.Ask if you're going to get your own suit of armor, too. Since you're on loan or everything.Tease her about Sayaka's abs. She a lesbian or something?Just let things be for now. It can wait until you're at the Second's Headquarters, wherever it is.
>>2508050[X]Tease her about Sayaka's abs. She a lesbian or something?As an icebreaker....then....[X]Grill her a bit more about the Black Templars, see how they're taking Mami's passing and what they think of Murderface.This is actually important, and since we're fridns and all...
>>2508050>[X]Grill her a bit more about the Black Templars, see how they're taking Mami's passing and what they think of Murderface.Murderface is important enough to dildo it up a little. Half of never speaking of her shoulder-surfing again is us never mentioning it, too.
>>2508050>[x]Ask if you're going to get your own suit of armor, too. Since you're on loan or everything.>[X]Tease her about Sayaka's abs. She a lesbian or something?we are Kyoko so I feel that I must take the silly option!
>>2508050>Grill her a bit more about the Black Templars, see how they're taking Mami's passing and what they think of Murderface.Time to get some info
>>2508050>Tease her about Sayaka's abs. She a lesbian or something?
>>2508050>Ask if you're going to get your own suit of armor, too. Since you're on loan or everything.>Tease her about Sayaka's abs. She a lesbian or something?
>>2508050>[x]Grill her a bit more about the Black Templars, see how they're taking Mami's passing and what they think of Murderface.If I remember correctly, murderface and the second did have a slight bump over not sending Kyouko over to them. Sure, not enough to really cause much of an issue at the time. But that may have some slight effect on their current viewpoint.Also, didn't QB say that her arm would never grow back, just like her eye? Hence having the robot arm implanted in the first place? I may be wrong due to the sheer time between runs, but I'm pretty sure the arm thing was covered.
>>2508050voting is overlets see what this magical 'girl' will tell us
>>2508063Attarou should continue Heather writeups. Many of us like the character
>>2506745The writfag cabal is definitely still alive and kicking. We're a group of good friends after all, and it has to come up in everyday banter if that's basically how we met. There is also a big MGNQ-related project coming up on /tg/ that has been in a 'nearly done' state for like half a year now, at which time we said it would be a beta in half a year, but we are simply having too much fun with it, so I can't give you an exact date. I could start dumping loads of content right now, I guess, but you'd have to wait months all blue-balled for the rest.Quite a few writeups happened too in the frankly huge timeframe (Attarou having like ten or something new ones about Heather Crunch alone), we just had no real reason to shove those to anyone but each other's faces thus far, and this here is too sublime to butt in. There is only one Decu, but plenty of people who write.Or... No. Perhaps, the quest would be better off without writefags. Decu still talks to us and provides us with Things Anon Was Not Meant to Know when we ask though, so that's something. Archival and Wendy have also long since moved on, though you can find a pretty good summary of what Archival had sketched up on his Ask.fm.Spoiler tagged to interrupt the thread's flow as little as possible. Also sorry for dumb phoneposting.
>>2508100Seems like the author deleted it... But here in the internet things are forever!:...Anonymous(ID:owBOqOVr)04/27/18(Fri)18:47:18No.25080632506745The writfag cabal is definitely still alive and kicking. We're a group of good friends after all, and it has to come up if that's basically how we met. There is a big MGNQ-related project coming up on /tg/ that has been in a 'nearly done' state for like half a year now, at which time we said it would be a beta in half a year, but we are simply having too much fun with it, so I can't give you an exact date. I could start dumping loads of content right now, I guess, but you'd have to wait months all blue-balled for the rest.Quite a few writeups hapened too in the frankly huge timeframe (Attarou having like ten or something new ones about Heather Crunch alone), we just had no real reason to shove those to anyone but each other's faces. There is only one Decu, but plenty of people who write.Or... No. Perhaps, the quest would be better off without writefags.Spoiler tagged to interrupt the thread's flow as little as possible.
According to twitter Decu's on break for the night, and will start the quest up again tomorrow.
>>2508107thanks ghostborder-kun, now this is a fucking trainwreck of a reading road block, couldn't have done this without you
>>2508124Sorry, didn't know you were going to put it again
Where may I find these new heather writeups?
>>2508145Check Attarous Twitter/Pastebin. If it's not there, he hasn't released them to the public. I need to get writing mine again too. Fuck.
>>2507712But I thought you said no magical girl (male)s!
>>2508105Heather, plus the other girl that isn't Heather.
>>2508145>>2508151Go to the wiki at wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com and check under the "Fanfiction" tab.
Why is this called Noir if it's just 40k?
>>2508842Go read the 300+ past threads to find out.
>>2508842It started very noir but that has sort of come and gone as the plot has progressed.
>>2508842Found the dude who just skipped ahead.Here's the Ebook. Educate thineself.https://pastebin.com/kbGzcbDb
>>2505849>So uh, we're on the bad end right?This is a..pre-apocalyptic noir quest or something like that. I would expect all endings to be bad, Bad, or BAD.
>>2509956I'm not sure if pre-apocalyptic is the right word. It's post-apocalyptic, but we're expecting a second apocalypse. Inter-apocalyptic? It's also possible this is all taking place inside a witch barrier the size of the universe.
>>2510168Yeah there's been plenty of apocalypses, they just result in the timeline being scrubbed. There were about 100 timelines in canon alone, adding on however many went on between rebellion and the start of MGNQ
>>2508842There's plenty of actual Noir in the story, but it's really more about the setting and general atmosphere, which you might not necessarily get with Kyoko.The main way in which the premise of a Magical Girl show is twisted is that Magical Girls are no longer important, or influential. Despite what it may seem like, the main character is just a pawn trying to protect their way of life while trying to make sense of overly complex shenanigans. They can get a one time victory over the powers that be, but it feels so distant and absurd.And in this world, you are always one day away from retirement.
>>2510183No I mean whatever happened between the ending of PMMM and Chiaki being found in the depths of a witch's barrier. Which also caused Madoka to witch out and become Pinky. And made it so Chiaki can't turn back time any more. It has been made clear that this is the last timeline, you can't reset any more.
>>2510221We have gotten quite a lot of information in regards to that, mainly from Malal.The way I understand it is that this is the 'final timeline' in the sense that this is the one in which ingredients exist for some sort of a final conclusion (the weapons, Nameless One, Malal, it's own version of Homura you name it).The conclusion being probably determined by whoever gets the weapons together. If it's Chiaki, then she'll probably also have to decide what to do with the result (unless she is being helped by the Transcendent one because she no longer will?). If the weapons were, for example, somehow lost through the Akashic Realm, then this mulitversal trainwreck would have to go on forever and nobody wants that.Except someone who just wants to smoke and drink all day and keep the good things in life going, of course. Like a Noir protagonist.
>>2510183I'm pretty sure there were WAY more than a 100 timelines in canon.
>>2510263almost a hundred is the number we were given by urobutcher himself at the 2013 Nitro+ PMMM Panel, though that was a few months before rebellion. So almost 100 timelines in the canon of the main series.
>>2510349Fair enough. I like thousands more. It makes Homura's mindbreak insanity in Rebellion make more sense from a character standpoint. Decu's number of 10,948 makes the most sense to me.
>>2510263>>2510379You'd think that it takes more than a hundred times the suffering of a small town to rewrite the laws of the universe. Even with the obviously bloated Witch economy math wherin every soul gem is basically a star, tens of thousands still seems like too little.
>>2510397To be honest, so many things have happened and reconnected since the firsts threads that right now we can consider almost everything there as non-canon.
>>2510408Remember Chiaki having Kaname Madoka's number on her phone in the first thread?
>>2510450Ah, yes. I have forgotten about that, and about the messages from Malal in the phone. Heh, when we completed the first 10, another 10 appeared, and so far, nothing ever has been said about them. I suppose that Decu has decided to stop that part of the quest
>>2510456Completely derailing Malal's plans may have had to do with that. Who knows if there are still some pointers in that phone, meant for the GOOD timeline, which will make us sad about having fucked up, but could still come in handy.The double bitch throne dream she predicted, featuring Kyouko in the Second, is something we're pretty close to going towards, but Chiaki at least managed to get most of the Ninth out of the danger zone, so that's a minor bonus in our favor. Take that, Malal, we can do something right.
Anyone know the weather forecast for the moon? Are we continuing soon?
>>2510483Decu's twitter has no new information, but we can hope.
>>2510483He said the day was busy and is continuing tomorrow night.
So, i'm not sure where we were in the mainstory. I remember-The warmaster of the first is this timelines Homu and we are now a fugitive-Mami is dead, Midori in a coma, Wendy written out of the story and TinyPete damaged-We still need to collect all 20 of the golden weapons-We have to prevent the vision from before Midoriquest coming true and fight it out with TTO and Godoka after that.anything else that is relevant?
>>2515180That's about it I think.Unless you want to count relatively (?) minor details like- What's Vintage doing right now- What's the deal with Lewdlips and whose agenda she was trying to enforce (TTO? Another secret organisation?)
>>2515180Currently sayaka took over as acting warmaster while we are on the run last thread, and she is calling the first's clear bullshit, QB ain't buying we murdered the mami either.this thread is following kyouko working with the second trying to figure out what the shit.
>>2515180>Wendy written out of the storyDon't count on that at all. What exactly is the Church of the Golden Land's deal is a pretty key question, since it ties to the nature of the main clusterfuck that Chiaki is hopelessly incapable of deciphering, and Wendy is a sort of a stand-in for that. She will definitely show up again, though maybe not in front of Chiaki.
>>2515193one of the things that scares the shit out of me is the thought the first might try throwing kharn at poor murderface with whatever shitty gold weapons they probably have stocked up.that would get really fucking ugly really fast.
>>2515214Didn't Decu and Wendy (The person) has a massive falling out?
>>2515220archival and wendy are a bit dramatic, but I don't think it's possible for internet relationships to have that much actual weight on anything
>>2515225To be fair I always hated Wendy and thought she was super forced.
>>2515229She works fine in the story. Decu has said before that Wendy, as a character of a noir ex dame, or a former partner perhaps, was sketched up long before the particular writefag came and gave them a look and a personality (and proceeded to call themselves by their name, which is admittedly pretty suspicous on surface level, but then it made the writeups neater to look at).
>>2515233I still really dislike the character.
>>2515212>Currently sayaka took over as acting warmaster while we are on the run last thread, and she is calling the first's clear bullshit, QB ain't buying we murdered the mami either.Thanks, didn't realise I missed a thread
>>2515217Kharn's the perfect character to put through the ol' noir blender, eh?She's disgraced, regretful, effectively lives in exile and was being used as a back-up plan to salvage Chiaki's sanity in the case of corruption overload. Now she's rediscovered some semblance of happiness through her marriage and pregnancy.I really hope nothing bad happens to her.
>>2515253And that's exactly why I shadowrun this shit m8, it could happen, and that would suck.
>>2515250One thing I should point out, while most of the upper echelon of the ninth seems to implicitly agree murderface dindu nuffin, the first has basically taken unilateral control of the situation and the ninth has its hands tied.
>>2515233Ahh, I always figured Decu might have somewhat based the character on Wendy, the writefag or one of the writefag's characters since it seemed that they've known each other for a while. Decu does seem to have a penchant for that and remaking his old characters. He told me that he based Misaka off me once and I figured that he was joking or actually really just kind of based her off Rea, which he later asked permission to introduce as the Vindicare Rank Leader. So if you ever wondered why there's two loli tech-wizards hanging around at the Ninth..
>>2508053 >>2508057 >>2508069You let the awkward silence slowly stretch out between the both of you as the car continued on its journey. Watching the scenery go by as you continued to snack, albeit in a much more relaxed and pensive state than before. Taking care to actually enjoy the taste, just as Sayaka had constantly reminded you to do, rather than simply inhaling whatever you're eating.It's after a moment, then, that you remember just what had brought this strange meeting on. You allow yourself a huge grin as you turn towards the young girl, one hand smacking against the shoulderplate of her armor."You like girls or what?"Your question - well, it was more of a frank accusation than anything else - makes the pink-haired Black Templar choke on the stick of pocky she'd been nibbling on, causing her to turn away coughing and sputtering."W-where did that come from?! Miss Sakura--!!"What? You just wanted to know! It's not like she didn't out herself to you just earlier, commenting on your girlfriend's abs like that! Hell, if she only kept her mouth shut you probably wouldn't even have noticed she was there!"U-um...well...!" Astolfo is clearly at a loss for words here, the blush on her cheeks quickly turning past pink and well into a healthy, embarrassed shade of red. "It's...I was just admiring her abdominal muscles from afar, that's all! That's normal, isn't it? You'd have to be blind not to notice them!"Hah. Well, you can kinda get it. You're not an abs person yourself, but Astolfo's right - you'd have to be blind not to appreciate them. In fact you constantly hear a lot of people compliment Sayaka about her abs, especially during the times when she'd drag you to the gym to get back on track with your strength training. You remember one time in particular, when you were still new to the entire fitness thing and all - you'd been trying to remove the bar from the smith machine for the better part of an hour when you saw Sayaka surrounded by other Eversors, all of them sweaty from working out. Crowding around her like a buncha tittering schoolgirls crowding around a boyband member, begging to touch her abs every now and then (which she always refused).Well, that's neither here nor there. You're not someone to judge someone else about what gets their boat floating, you're not that judgmental. Still, you asked."I-I am a Black Templar, Miss Kyoko! My one true desire is to rid the world clean of Witches and Heretics! We suffer not the unclean to live!" Your host insists, sweat bedewing her brow, dripping down her cheek. "I-I am steadfast!"Yeah? Sure. You're still waiting for your answer, though."P-please ask about something else!"You chuckle here, before shrugging. Eh, sure. Why not. That's fine. You're not gonna push it.[1/2]
>>2515308How is the Second holding up, then? About everything that's happened. They approached Kyuubey first to help the Ninth with finding Murderface, sure, but there's Mami to think about.Also, you're not entirely sure what the Second thinks about Murderface, at that.Astolfo blinks at your sudden change of tack, as if unbelieving that her appeal actually worked. "Erm, well...there's not much to say about that, Miss Sakura." Astolfo seems to calm down now that the subject's a bit less private and a lot more serious. "We feel the loss of Tomoe Mami as sorely as the other Officios do, for sure. After the funeral ceremony, we also arranged for a month-long vigil for her. From what I hear, the High Marshal really liked her, too."But what about Murderface, then? What'd they think about her?"...I don't think I'm at liberty to respond to that question, Miss Sakura," Astolfo replies carefully. "But I will say that there is a...particular sentiment among the Black Templars about Miss Matsuda, and her alleged involvement in Miss Mami's death."And what's that, then?"Not...not a very good one, I'm afraid." Your pink-haired host says. She holds up a hand as you open your mouth to ask her to elaborate. "I've already said too much, though, Miss Sakura, so I'll refrain from speaking further. You'll have to ask the High Marshal directly about it. I'm sorry."...Really? She's going to leave you hanging like that?"I'm sorry." She bows again.Nhn. Well, that's fine. You can undertand. You'll just have to ask this Marshal person about it.Still...this is going to be touchy, isn't it? If Astolfo is to be believed, the only Officio that offered to help find the Ninth's Warmaster in secret is also one of the many who believe that Murderface - your best friend - is guilty of what the First is accusing her of. Guilty of killing the one person that everyone adored and looked up to, even more than the Warmaster of the First.You should say something here, but you're not exactly sure what. All you know is that the cold feeling of dread at the pit of your stomach that you'd been studiously ignoring is back again.It's fine, you tell yourself. As long as you believe in Murderface, things'll turn out okay. You'll find her, and you'll find out everything that happened, and the First will be exposed for the liar it is.It's just...it's just not fair, that's all.What do you do?Defend your best friend's honor. Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.
>>2515311[X]Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.
>>2515311[X]Defend your best friend's honor, but don't be too mean.Oh shit we back baby
>>2515311>[X]Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.
>>2515311>[X]Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.It's time we go do what we came here for.
>>2515311>Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.(S)he seems new, I suppose it's less "(S)he's hiding something" and more "(S)he genuinely doesn't know"
>>2515311[x]Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.
>>2515311>[x]Defend your best friend's honor.Chiaki was summoned to the moon to witness the execution of Mami. How does murder figure into this?
>>2515311>[X]Defend your best friend's honor.
>>2515311>Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.
I-Is this for reals?
>>2515373It's thread 2 already after the hiatus.
>>2515388But is this a glimmer or hope, or just trick of the light? Are we off the boat now?
>>2515311>Leave it, you don't need to go off on a kid like this. You'll just have a word with their High Marshal instead.
>>2515317 >>2515321 >>2515322You bite your lip here as you force yourself to remain quiet and allow the moment to pass. It's not the kid's fault, you tell yourself. You asked, she answered, and from what the First has been feeding everyone, you're not sure why you expected anything different. After all - what reason could any Officio have to doubt the First and its Warmaster? The exemplar Officio where the best of the best got recruited? The Ninth doesn't have one, nor does the Second. In fact, you'd wager that the Ninth has a bigger hardon for the First - what with the First Warmaster being Japanese and all that. That was kind of a source of pride for a long while.So, no. As good as it would feel to correct Astolfo about your best friend and prove her innocence - you decide to just leave it be, and set it aside until you can talk to their Rank Leader or High Marshal or whatever they call whoever's at the top. The official story, as told by the First and recounted by Kyuubey - was that Tomoe Mami had been staying up at the Lunar Base for quite some time. They had their eyes set on her to be a potential candidate, and was about to formally induct her into their ranks. Chiaki Matsuda - Murderface - was invited up to the base to be there for the ceremony - a small and private affair, nothing to be publicized or made a big deal of.It was during the ceremony that Chiaki Matsuda seemed to break down, before lashing out at Mami a split-second later. Screaming obscenities about how it should've been her - how she should have been elevated to the ranks of the First instead of the blonde. How Mami didn't deserve the promotion. The First's only Culexus, who barely managed to foresee the assault just before it hit, threw herself in harm's way - shielding Mami but also suffering grievous injuries in the process. Undaunted by this Chiaki Matsuda kept attacking, kept trying to murder Tomoe Mami. She even summoned - SUMMONED! - a few Witches right inside the Lunar Base, all to keep the other members of the First busy. And it did work - not only did she succeed in murdering Mami but also very nearly turning the entire base into a lifeless, soulless wreck in space.[1/2]
>>2515423Her traitorous deed done, Chiaki Matsuda would go on to take the Equerry of the First, Karasawa Vintage hostage, in order to get access to one of the savior pods. The First tried to stop her from escaping, with its Warmaster at the forefront - but it was too late. They even tried to pursue, but they had to be called off to help keep the Lunar Base from getting completely destroyed. At the end, Chiaki got away with murder - and it's assumed that she also murdered the Equerry on the way down, too.And that's it. That's the entire report, paraphrased here and there, as dictated by the First. A complete and accurate recounting of the events.And you don't believe any of it. Not one single word.Murderface was something else, sure. Haunted, yeah. Broken, maybe.But to say that she'd be crazy enough to kill Mami over a promotion - the one person who not only rescued her from that Nightmare, but also the one that brought her up into the Officio instead of being...you don't know, being left for dead in an alleyway or made to rot inside a Silent Room - it's just not true. Completely unfuckingbelievable.One way or another, you're going to find your best friend. You're going to find her, and prove to everyone - even the First - that she's innocent and they can all go fuck themselves for believing something so clearly made up that it made you laugh the first time you heard it. Laughing hard and long until you broke down crying at the sheer absurdity of it all.You're going to do that or die trying.You can only hope - just as a large, imposing and shielded castle suddenly rises from the horizon - that you find her first before anyone else does.Because you're not too sure of what you might have to do to protect Murderface from them.And if Sayaka could ever forgive you if it comes to that.
>>2515399There's only one thing at the end of the tunnel, anon.
>>2515428And that's that! Sorry for the short and drawn-out thread again, I got unexpectedly busy this past few days!Next thread on Thursday night! We'll be following Kyoko for a while! Thank you for reading and keeping up with MGNQ - we're close to the finish!
>>2515259Well, of course: QB said himself that going againts what The First do or say is heresy punishable by dead. You better keep your opinions to yourself, or else...
>>2515433There's only one end I'm willing to accept.
>>2515435thanks for the thread Deculture!
>>2515428That story...Whoa, boy.
>>2515435Thanks for running, Decu!
By the way, Could someone please put these two last threads in the wiki?
>>2515615Attarou does it normally, but he's presently extremely busy with finals, so either someone else does it, or we wait a few months.
>>2515435Thanks for runninghttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=DecultureThread has been archived!Contrary to popular believe, Chiaki Matsuda is innocent!
>>2515423>The official story, as told by the First and recounted by Kyuubey - was that Tomoe Mami had been staying up at the Lunar Base for quite some time. They had their eyes set on her to be a potential candidate, and was about to formally induct her into their ranks. Chiaki Matsuda - Murderface - was invited up to the base to be there for the ceremony - a small and private affair, nothing to be publicized or made a big deal of.But I thought it was a huge deal that Mami was being executed. I thought people knew. Did they forget? Did somebody do a memory modification? Was Chiaki's viewpoint unreliable? What happened?
>>2515887People lie to get what they want, I blame homu fuckery from the first.
>>2515887iirc the only people that we can be -sure- to actually know about the execution were: Members of The First, Kyubey, Rea (only possibly since Kyuubey had to discuss the First's defenses with her, but she had to leave after for Chiaki's discussion) and Chiaki ( and TTO and her minions).To everyone else on the Ninth, the deal about Mami being inducted might have been used as cover for Mami overstaying at the Moon and Chiaki needing to go with Kyuubey there.It would make perfect sense that the First would keep it from everyone else even if this didn't happen. Mami has that kind of influence after all. In fact, them even planning to execute her seems like a terrible choice to begin with and that someone was conveniently present to be blamed is all good of a coincidence.Didn't someone on the Moon approach us with the deal to provide distraction ? She was practically enabling Chiaki to end up in this situation.
>>2516147To add to your explanation, Vintage herself admitted that killing Mami was an act that no one in The First wanted to do (well, apparently). But, considering that Mami tried to kill Hazuki on her own will, then the sentence is excution, for all intents and purposes. Aaaaaaand, suddenly a convenient excuse appears, someone to put the blame on. But I agree with >>2515887: the excution of Mami was indeed an event sufficient important to shake the magic world. The only explanation would be that the incident with Hazuki and Mami was only announced to QB (not even to the whole Officio). I´m going to ask Decu about this on ask.fm.
>>2516147>>2515887Although, there is another explanation: the attack of Mami would be the starting point of the plan of The First (wathever would that be) that QB told Sayaka about. Mami acted againts Hazuki, and they used that opportunity to start, by calling Chiaki to The Moonbase. But, I suppose that they didn´t really considered that a witch was going to appear, and that Chiaki would use that to try to escape. So they lied to the world to wrap things up.
What if the Incubator of the First was dead all along and somebody was pulling some kind of Weekend at Firstie's bullshit to keep everyone, including the Incubators, in the dark about it?
>>2516246I think there's just groups with different allegiances under the First, and everyone there only know certain things based on where they stand.Luxuria was speaking for a faction of her own. (Her being up there means she is at least a staff in the First, in disguise)Vintage, while Equerry and in the know of a lot of things (like connections to Luxuria and the sort), is likely left out of quite a bit herself.Hazuki and Mami had a falling out, but that means they were actually -together- in something originally.Nanoha's threats might mean she either just has a grudge against the Ninth, the Devil thing reached her ears or she's in it with Hazuki and Mami.
>>2515887p l e a s e u n d e r s t a n d>>2517955>Luxuria was speaking for a faction of her own...you mean a different one than fucking Akuma? Because that's who she works for. Out of character knowledge that we know but Chiaki does not, of course.And if I were to go full shadowruns, Vintage has a bird, and bird related things point to homusatan as well, her being the Tzeentch stand-in and all.
>>2518234>Out of character knowledge that we know but Chiaki does not, of course.I'm not sure what's the point of telling me that ?Did you just not spend any time organizing in your head what each of our posts are actually about or something ?
Now that images are back, I'mma leave this here.
>>2518938now i know MGNQ is back for sure, my fellow shadowrunfags are finally crawling back out of the woodworks and its not just me carrying the banner.
>>2519750Oh we we're always here. We were just too paranoid to show ourselves incase decu disappeared again
>>2515428>and it's assumed that she also murdered the Equerry on the way down, too.RIP Vintage
We need to collect more golden waidus/mental waifus/red herings!By the by, Wendy had a golden mask.. but with mami's death we gained it... so was wendi mami ribbon magic or because of the mask? Honest question.I mean... I destinctivly recall her being dead at some point no? Per records that is.
>>2525497She was dead yes, but according to her pinky resurrected her.
>>2521011Aren't shady rumors a part of noir ?