Your name is Sakura Kyoko, and you are a Magical Girl.You're currently on a quest to find your best friend. To pull her out of whatever mess she's gotten herself into this time.Here you are, a million miles from home. A million mile away from your own girlfriend to everyone you know. From anything remotely familiar and comforting.But it's fine. You'll be fine. You'll learn as you go along. You're good at that. Annoyingly good, in fact, you remember Malal telling you years ago. So yeah. No time to feel homesick. No chance to get cold feet.Everyone's counting on you. Including her.And you're not going to go home empty-handed, even if it kills you.= = When the car that's been driving you around for the better part of an entire thread finally comes to a halt, it's right in front of what looks awfully like those haunted castles those ghost hunter shows overseas keep traipsing about in. More than that, it looks absolutely massive, with brutal spires clawing its way up a bright blue sky, and towers that could have easily harbored prisoners as well as those huge bow-and-arrow things that get wheeled about, on account of them being so huge. And at the very front of it, a couple of ways before the actual gate that would lead into the castle itself - stands a tall and impressive statue of an armored knight with a cape and a sword, in a pose that could easily be described as heroic. Her features revealed and unhidden behind a helm, speaks of a resolute and almost placid defiance at anything that might have faced her down, belying a complete and utter confidence in herself and the sword she wielded.It's all very grand, and very inspiring. To be completely honest, you've been looking to be in this very same spot for quite some time, even back before all this started. You wanted to be here more than anything. For the longest time, this was your Disneyland.But now that you're here, it...you don't really feel the magic happening.You only feel cold, and a strange dread of things to come."Well, here we are, Miss Sakura," Astolfo cheerfully ventures after a moment, politely trying to break the rather awkward silence of you simply sitting in the back seat, staring out the window, towards the towering castle your ride has parked itself beside. "Now, um, if you'll excuse me, I'll have to re-engage my optical camouflage."Huh? You blink your one good eye at this. What for? You already know she's there, she can't hide from you again! This isn't a videogame!
>>2531457"O-oh, it's not for you, Miss Sakura! It's for my own benefit. I'm not supposed to even be out of cover until I'm back inside the Castle, to report to my Captain about things." There's a fizzle of electricity as the novitiate Templar's armor seems to glow, before it - and the person encased within it - slowly dissolves out of sight. "Coming off that, would it be possible for you to pretend that this never happened, Miss Sakura? Just so I don't have to muck out the stables as punishment again?"The girl's voice takes on a pleading tone as you briefly jiggle the door's handle, in preparation to leave.How do you respond?Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time.I don't know how you do things from across the pond, but I'm not gonna lie to your immediate superior for you.Other.
>>2531460>[x]Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time."But you owe me one."
>>2531460>[X]Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time.And keep your nose out of other people's private photographs.
>>2531460>Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time.
>>2531460[X]Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time."And not a goddamned word"
>>2531460>Other.Only if she gets us a whole bag of sweets.
>>2531460>Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time.She owes us a favor though.
>>2531460Going with this>>2531475
>>2531457>When the car that's been driving you around for the better part of an entire thread>of an entire threadI see what you did there...
Finally after so much time I am in one of these, shame it couldn't be on tg
>>2531460>[x]Ah, sure, why not. Last thing I want is to cause trouble for a rookie. Just don't blow your cover next time."But you owe me one."Let's keep in mind that we don't want Astolfo explaining exactly what made him break cover
>>2531472 >>2531475 >>2531477It barely takes you a moment to make a decision. Ah, sure, why not? You shrug at Astolfo - or at least, the spot where the pink-haired Templar had been a few moments ago - before pushing open the car door on your side. You won't say anything so long as she doesn't say anything either - just like she promised earlier. Besides, the last thing you want to do is to cause trouble for a rookie, and have them do...what was it they would've made her do?"Muck out the stables?" The invisible knight squeaks in reply.Yeah. The heck does that mean?"Oh, it's...well, it's basically cleaning out all the ordure out of the Officio's horse stables, Miss Sakura. The...the poop. All of it."Oh. Well, why didn't she say so in the first place? That sounds awful! Anyway, sure, you'll cover for her, no problem.You just hope that she learns to stay out of people's private stuff before she really gets in trouble."Thank you, Miss Sakura! I won't forget this, too!"Right, right. You shoulder your carry-on full of snacks, and haul your solitary piece of checked-in luggage - an ominous, ruggedized black case with the Ninth Officio's logo emblazoned upon it that Kyuubey insisted you take with you - out of the car's trunk. You grunt slightly at its cold, dead weight, before making your way towards the castle entrance. Your eye automatically drawn to the heroic statue guarding the front of the castle, tracing its features.And it's here that you blink. Once. Twice. Three times. The fresh pocky stick you'd been absently nibbling at dropping from your mouth in shock as your jaw drops. That statue...that face...and that hair!You know that face!There's no mistaking it!"Hey!" You call out to the shadow standing behind you, making it freeze in place. You point towards the tall marble statue in front of you."You didn't tell me you guys made a statue of Sayaka-chan! That's amazing!""M-Miss Sakura, you're not...you weren't supposed to know I'm around," Astolfo whines miserably. Nevermind that! What's the statue of Sayaka for? You didn't know she had fans way over here, too!"A Statue of Miss Sayaka...? O-oh, oh! no, that's not Miss Sayaka at all, that's the statue of the First Knight, Lady Octavia von Seckendorff!" The invisible knight volunteers. "We consider her the very examplar of a Black Templar, with her ironshod sense of justice and unbreakable will!"Octavia von...what? That's a made-up name if you've ever heard one! No, that's definitely Sayaka, even if she's wearing that crazy-looking armor![1/2]
>>2531685"I...I suppose I can see a resemblance, Miss Sakura, but it's just that, you know? A resemblance, nothing more." Astolfo protests. "Besides, that statue's been here ever since the Second was formed, so it can't possibly be Miss Sayaka, or even modeled after her! "What do you do?Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!Look closer and squint. Now that you mention it, it doesn't really look like her...
>>2531697>[X]Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!Didn't the high Marshal herself admit the resemblance during the last Walpurgisnacht crusade?
>>2531697>Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!
>>2531697>[x]Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!Well, this is weird... why would Sayaka's witch be an ancient mg?
>>2531697>[x]Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!
>>2531723The canon Sayaka is the first knight.The gospel the Second believes in is basically the original Madoka story, Sayaka is the first knight, Homu is the shieldmaiden. I think. It's been a while.
>>2531697>Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!I doubt Sayaka is going to believe it either, but bah... Metagaming!
>>2531741And Kyoko herself is The Blood Knight. Mami was supposed to be a religious figure too. But that was said by Decu in ask.fm, and I doubt that´s relevant anymore, considering how much time has passed and that Mmai is dead
>>2531741I see. I wonder if we will ever find out how it really was, if the current ones we know are like reincarnations, or if the mythical ones are echos of other timelines or whatever.
>>2531697Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!There's no way this is going to go wrong.
>>2531780Actually, we found out, sort of. Sakaya did go bonkers and attack us incarnating the First Knight.
>>2531697[x] Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!It's a good thing there isn't anything that could cayse these sorts of complications in the Ninth like HER OWN WITCH CORE
>>2531795But that was a dream. Or a vision? Or perhaps a memory from a different timeline?Point is, it didn't really explain why exactly there are mythical figures based on girls (and/or their witches) that we know personally.
>>2531804It's probably timeline shenanigans. >>2531796I forgot about that. Kyubey did say it was Octavia's core, didn't he? I wonder if the Second knows she's a Witch. And that the Ninth has it.
>>2531754It's notable that, as we know from Yuma's flashback story, the templars themselves recognize Sayaka as looking very much like the First Knight, but according to Decu, Kyouko looks nothing like the Blood Knight.It's possible that this statue (and whatever inspired it) having Oktavia's details as a Magical Girl is entirely to blame for that. Ophelia wields a lance just like Kyouko does, but Kyouko's face is not a candlelight, her costume is not a kimono, and she very obviously does not have a horse either.
It all makes sense now. The real reason Sayaka hates Murderface's guts.She remembers all the timelines we fucked up, and we dragged her into another one to 'help'
>everybody voting fir the option that would trigger the first knight, Mgnq... mgnq never changes
>>2531821See, though, while present Sayaka is clearly not as far from Oktavia as Chiaki is from Homura, as far as she is kept away from it, she might be able to prevent turning herself into the total dildo that her meta-self is. It's a road to more power, but less character freedom.A lot like giving the Soul Gem over.
>>2531819>and she very obviously does not have a horse either.Mostly because every time someone tried to give her one, she made horse steak.
>>2531821No, Sayaka hates Murderface, but the FK Gates Homura. Is clear in the threads. This timeline Sayaka doesn't remember the other timeline, but the FK does.
>>2531891Uf, using the mobile with autocorrector is suffering.
>>2531890>Not setting your horse on fire as a distraction and making use of its corpse by enjoying a nice post-combat medium-rare when the dust has settled.
>>2531697>[X]Take a picture of it, make sure to show it to Sayaka later. She'll never believe this!yes I know that I missed the time but this is just to show that I'm here
>>2531891It's like poetry, it rhymes.
Is it time for the ritual?
>>2531891She doesn't truly even hate murderface these days, she just gets pissed at her shenanigans.
>>2532368>>2532369So we get double post now?
oh he's definitely fallen asleep in his chair.
>>2532476I think this is by Hat?
>>2532445Oh I have your comfy right here
>>2532479What ever happened to hat anyways?
>>2532486Consumed in a fireball of overwork
>>2532486perpetually chained to the office desk, like decu himself was not too long ago
>>2532529>>2532660Hey, they're still around and reading. Just in a bad spot lately, it seems.
>>2532801Oh yeah hat is still around and reading, but not drawing or posting the voting pictures
>>2532801Well, here wishing them a good day then
>>2532445I didn't have this one, thanks.
Deculture says sudden meteor shower in the moon as usual, he'll continue later this night.
We'll continue soon. Stay tuned.
>>2536467yup, wouldn't be an MGNQ thread if this shit didn't happen though.
This clearly isn't the first thread of whatever this is, so why isn't it numbered?
>>2536479because this quest has been around so god damn long i think literally everyone forgot what number its on.it might actually be the longest running quest still around.
>>2536479This quest has been running since 2012. It has It's own wiki even, were is numbered: http://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Thread_indexIn sup/tg: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Deculture
>>2531706 >>2531713 >>2531723You tuck your box of snacks under your arm and sling your carry-on over your shoulder, freeing up both your hands enough to grab your smartphone and angle it up for a decent picture. No matter what Astolfo says, the statues's a dead ringer for your girlfriend! You gotta take a picture and show it to her later once you're settled in. Wonder how she'll react to it? Probably weirded out just like you are, but who knows?A couple of pictures later - including a rather cheeky one with you grinning down at the camera with the statue looming over your shoulder - it's here that you make to call out to Astolfo, for her to check if you got a good angle or not. But instead of the camouflaged girl replying, you instead get nothing in return. Absolute silence, except for the wind howling and the faint, far-off bleating of sheep in the distance.Er...you guess she had to leave or something. Huh. Well, that's a bit rude, isn't it? You know you have to pretend she didn't blow her cover, but a goodbye would have been nice, at least.Shaking your head, you swipe your phone locked and shove it into your jacket pocket. Grabbing hold of the Officio-branded luggage's handle, you begin your careful journey into the Second Officio's stronghold, looking about every now and then to see if there's anyone you can actually ask about the place, or just someone to talk to.Getting to the entrance proper actually takes you...a fair bit of walking, actually. The statue wasn't as close to the actual gate as you thought, less of a front door ornament and more of a landmark that stood between you and a pretty expansive courtyard.The stone path leading up to the huge iron gates of black iron wasn't all too friendly to the wheels of the luggage either, and after a while you'd given up trying to drag the thing and simply hauled it up your shoulder.What the heck is in this thing, anyway...? All you know is that Kyuubey hurried you off with it in tow, saying that you should give it to the High Marshal of the Second as soon as you touched down. While he didn't quite say that you weren't to open it on your own, you could tell that this wasn't some typical souvenir an Officio representative would usually bring with them to gift their gracious hosts with. Not that you were under the impression that it was, owing to the circumstances, but...You shake your head and continue on your way. You were curious, sure, but at the same time....you're not the kind of employee who gets too excited about things way above your pay grade. You're told to lug something around for your boss, you carry it to where you're supposed to go. No questions asked.After a while, you finally get to the gate. It's got the same cheerful atmosphere as the statue itself, with black cast iron bars topped off with spikes. Some of the spikes have been forged to look as if screaming demon skulls have been impaled through them. [1/2]
>>2536483Cute! Really cute. Murderface probably would've liked this place, for sure. Or maybe Kharn, you're not too sure.The gate itself is shut, barring you from the castle beyond. Past the gate, you can see the cold, dark inside of the Black Templar stronghold, filled with the faint sounds of swords smashing into shields, armors, and other swords. Oh, and screaming. A heck of a lot of screaming.What do you do?Try and call someone to let you in.Let yourself in. It sounds like they're busy, and you're not THAT useless as to need someone to open a stupid gate for you.
>>2536484>[X]Try and call someone to let you in.we should probably follow decorum, running in makes us look like a damn enemy.also TIME FOR DEM SHADOWRUNS>implying the first isn't currently slaughtering all of the second.
>>2536484>[X]Try and call someone to let you in.
>>2536484>Try and call someone to let you in.Better to be civilized and not barging in. We don't know if someone would flip their shit if we enter unnanounced.
>>2536485Naaaaaah. They are training, nothing more. The First don't have motives to kill the Second, and most likely the Second is loyal to them.
>>2536484>[x]Try and call someone to let you in.Don't they have doorbells here?
>>2536488>implying the first hasn't been aiming to wipe all the officios top be the only one all in the name of the blessed lady, or considering that the warmaster of the first is literally this timelines Homu, the TTO.seriously, why else would they start up this massive fuckfest involving offing mami and setting off half the officios?
>>2536492Agreed, but the priority right now is to kill Chiaki. The destruction of the Officios come later. So better to have them as friends for the moment
>>2536492Oh, and Hazuki is not TTO. Is this timeline Homu, but the real TTO is in a fortress in the Akashic Realm. They are different entities
>>2536484>Let yourself in. It sounds like they're busy, and you're not THAT useless as to need someone to open a stupid gate for you.
>>2536484>Let yourself in. It sounds like they're busy, and you're not THAT useless as to need someone to open a stupid gate for you.>>2536484
>>2536494Nah I was saying since they are run by this timelines home, while she isn't the TTO, she may very well be subserviant.
>>2536502In fact, Mami herself called the First "Devil worshippers", and considered Hazuki a menace to the world. Most likely, the First is runned by TTO, or Maybelline she is posing as the Blessed Lady to control them.
>>2536492If they want the other Officios gone the vision we had as Chiaki suggests that they are aiming for a civil war scenario. Our followers versus the loyalists and the first steps in at the end to remove us, claim the golden weapons and mop up the victors.
>>2536485>>2536486 >>2536487You wince slightly at the noise coming from inside the castle. It kind of sounds like Sayaka's training them in there, except a whole lot worse! Still, it's a bit comforting to know that even from across the pond, there exists Officios that like to train their girls as hard as they can. That said, you still gotta get in there. As tempting it is to just haul yourself over the gate - it shouldn't be too hard, even if it is ridiculously tall - you gather the Second probably wouldn't be too appreciative of that. After all, you're still a guest, and it's not really nice to start climbing over your host's property. You can even hear Sayaka starting to lecture you now about big words like 'protocol' and 'decorum', stuff like that.So you try and make enough of a racket to announce your presence, in the hopes that someone would notice and finally let you in. You even try lifting the huge rings attached to the front of the gates and slam them into the bars, creating the kind of noise that you're pretty sure SHOULD be audible even over the din of harsh, fevered training. All while nearly shouting yourself hoarse, yelling your name, Rank, Officio and serial number....No dice. No dice at all! Whatever kind of training they're doing, they're too way into it that they can't even hear you over themselves! You shake your head here, both in grudging respect and annoyed disapproval. It's not like you never get carried away especially when it comes to sparring, but come on, now! Can't someone just call time for a moment and just let you in, or something? This is--+ One of them is here, Kyoko-san. Please be careful. +A pulsed message, soft and warm. Slotting cleanly into the gaps in your thoughts.A voice that you're all too familiar with, but one you haven't heard in so long.You turn around, and see a figure in the distance. A figure swathed in the pale blue cloth of a Ninth Officio sick bay patient gown. Long, unbound hair spilling down a scalp and shoulders in a cascade of emerald green.Your one eye goes wide.Midorin...? How do you react?Run to her. Why's she here?! She's supposed to be back at the Ninth! She shouldn't be out here!Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.
>>2536535>Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.
>>2536535>[X]Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.
>>2536535>[X]Run to her. Why's she here?! She's supposed to be back at the Ninth! She shouldn't be out here!This is not the time for logical thoughts.Also one of who, the first? We're kinda undercover, no?
>>2536535>Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can. Make a false start at running to her but let's keep our cool
>>2536535[X] Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.
>>25365433I assumed a golden weapon
>>2536535>Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.We're not even sure if that's the real Midori to begin with
>>2536535>[X]Run to her. Why's she here?! She's supposed to be back at the Ninth! She shouldn't be out here!
>>2536535[X]Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.If this is indeed Midorin I can only wonder if being the Blessed Lady's vessel means taking Meduka's place in the universe.But let's not get ahead of ourselves here.
>>2536549I'd say wary cautiousness is too ooc for Kyoko in this situation.
>>2536535>Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.Well, this is pretty interesting
>>2536557Fair enough, but since Kyoko did call herself out for being careless enough to not notice Astolfo, I guess she might be a bit more careful here.
>>2536535What the fuck midori, I bet godoka had something to do with this.>[X]Stand your ground, try to pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.
>>2536535voting is over
>>2536543A Pinky cult member or a GW wielder I suppose (or likely both).
>Past the gate, you can see the cold, dark inside of the Black Templar stronghold, filled with the faint sounds of swords smashing into shields, armors, and other swords. So this is NOT the Second Officio HQ? They probably have multiple castles, granted.>>2536504>>2536502That's interesting, but then explain why does Akuma in character have to go through so much trouble to affect anything going on at the moon base despite literally being a god.
>>2536586Or maybe a member of The First
>>2536599The Black Templars are the Second Officio, are they not? They're just special snowflakes, their Warmaster is called High Marshal.
>>2536535[x]Stand your ground, try and pulse something back. You have a feeling you can.>MIDORI>PULSING>Doing the thing that meguca in this timeline can no longer do unless they're culexiThis seems legitimate.
>>2536599Easy, confirmed by Decu himself: because TTO doesn't want Pinky to know It's existence. The moment she appears, Pinky will detect her, and probably will try to kill her. So, from TTO perspective, is better to let Pinky be distracted with Chiaki
>>2536618She's done it before. Pulsed all sorts of info to Mami just before the coma
>>2536618Ayer being made a recipient by Pinky, she acquired that ability. Decu said so in his days
>>2536612The Black Templars are an organization that existed even before the Officio system, on Hasmallim's paycheck, and persisted after the Officio was made. These days they are seen as elite troops and accept mostly people from the Second, but I don't think they're supposed to be taking any orders from them, and have their own completely independent command structure. They're not the only extra-Officio group formally contracted to a particular Incubator, but maybe the sole officially accepted one. Since the Second is already pretty prestigous, they should be the best of the best.Their deal is supposed to be focusing completely on battle, probably on the Earth's surface, wheras the Second has a lot more shit going on than that to deal with, and this arrangement probably helps them not step on each other's toes while still doing the first knight's work.Unless Decu changed a lot to make them more useable, which would sort of make sense because together with Erebus breaking off and the desolation of Walpurgisnacht there were only like all of two Templars left with no trainees to speak of.
>>2536538 >>2536542 >>2536544Your first impulse upon seeing someone familiar - especially someone you consider a close, personal friend of yours - is to run up to them, and drag them along with you wherever you're going. Midorin's no different in this regard: you've always liked her the moment you got acquainted with her through your best friend. Nice kid, bit of a dork sometimes, but overall just someone who's well-meaning and kind who got herself stuck between a rock and a hard place. The only way out turning out to be the on the business end of an Incubator's contract.Heartbreakingly common to meet her type on your line of work. Even more common to see them dying deaths they never deserved, desperately trying to survive but unable to bite through the pain and the fear to do what's necessary. And when they did die, they either went crying, screaming, or both. Crying about fate, about the cruel hand that they've been dealt, about how they never asked for this suffering.And you never begrudged them for their tears, nor judged them for their weakness. Everything they said was true, after all, even if it didn't matter much in the end.Still, not all of them were the same. Some handled themselves perfectly well, rivaling even those who took up the contract willingly, as well as those groomed, trained and bred for the role. A few made it to the vaunted Leaderships of their chosen ranks, and even fewer still managed to wrest the title of Warmaster away from their supposed betters. And when they died - and they did die, just like how a Magical Girl would - they did so with grace. With dignity. With a smile on their face as the world disappeared around them.You felt that Midorin was in that latter category. She didn't complain much, no matter how things began to affect her or how hard it got. You never pried about her past or even asked about it, but you knew she'd had to deal with quite a bit to get to where she was. She had the look of one who did, that careful and dutiful way she carried herself, expecting suffering and blessing to go hand in hand. Acceptance instead of resignation.So you considered her a friend. A really close one that needed companionship just as much as protection. After all, someone who got along so well with your best friend - how could you not? And when she suddenly popped up like that, you really had to stop yourself. Rooting yourself to the ground, preventing your legs from carrying you over to her, in that desperate need to seek familiar company. [1/2]
>>2536924Because you know for a fact that Midori should be back in the Ninth Officio, back in Mitakihara. Back in Japan.Comatose. Sleeping the slumber of the peacefully dead, yet still breathing. Still vital.Hidden away at the deepest levels of the Officio, protected from harm.With everyone there doing all they can to try and get her to wake up. Even resorting to prayer to do so.But who could else could it be but Midori? WHAT else could it be? A trick of the light? A Callidus trap? Or even a test coming from the Black Templars, trying to see what you're about?You shake your head here. None of those made sense. But...+ Midorin? + You send the pulse back, taking the remnants of her own message and using its remaining warmth, its remaining energy, to carry your own. + Midorin, is that you? +Her reply is...immediate. To the point that you take a step back as it hits you, laced as it is with such force and urgency. + One of them is here, Kyoko-san. One of her blades. Here to test those who have taken the Black. ++ Here to stop you from finding Senpai. +...How do you react?Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan? You've heard enough. Summon your spear, vault over the gate, and start hunting. No one is going to stop you from finding Murderface!
>>2536929>[X]You've heard enough. Summon your spear, vault over the gate, and start hunting. No one is going to stop you from finding Murderface!Go time.
>>2536929>Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan? Before we do something stupid, let's gather info
>>2536929>[X]Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?Gotta stay cool. Breaking into the fortress is still the worst way to start this. Especially with a golden weapon involved.
>>2536929> [X] Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?
So we were hearing sounds of battle after all?
>>2536929[x]You've heard enough. Summon your spear, vault over the gate, and start hunting. No one is going to stop you from finding Murderface!Time's a wastin'. She is probably speaking to you with the Force now or something.
>>2536929>[X]Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?We've come all the way here. We can tolerate acting like a watch-wearing dildo for Sayaka and Murderface's sake for a little while longer. Maybe Midori will tell us who it is too.
>>2536946Either sounds of training, or you're jumping to conclusions. Or, hey, maybe you are right, but frankly, I doubt it
>>2536929>[X]Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?
>>2536963>Either sounds of training, or you're jumping to conclusions. Or, hey, maybe you are right, but frankly, I doubt iThen the "jump over the gate" option is idiotic.
>>2536929>[x]Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?
>>2536968I think that's the infamous Big Red Button that Decu put in the threads that anons LOVE to push, but they shouldn't
>>2536929>[X]You've heard enough. Summon your spear, vault over the gate, and start hunting. No one is going to stop you from finding Murderface!
>>2536929>[x]Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?We need info. There's fuckery about
>>2536929>Try to ask her something else, to get to the bottom of this. How is she doing this? Is she already awake back in Japan?
>>2536940 >>2536941 >>2536944You grit your teeth and force yourself not to jump into action yet again, to push away the reflex of summoning your spear, vaulting over the gate and start hunting. The message was cryptic as it was, but you could figure out things easily enough - especially that part at the end. No one is going to stop you from finding Murderface. Absolutely no one. You'll find your best friend or you'll rip apart the whole world trying to.But even with that, you still found it in yourself to stay in one spot, to not act as impulsively as you would have had in the past. You knew that you had to get to the bottom of this, somehow. How was Midori doing this? You're pretty sure Callidus can't project themselves this far, or even pulse with this kind of clarity and accuracy! What's going on here?!+ Don't. Have. Much time. + Midori's apparition pulses back, her shaped thoughts fading, growing weaker. + Still. Asleep. Not. Ready yet. ++ Wait! + It's here that you step towards her, just as you see her form start to grow pale, turning translucent in the hot sun. + Wait, Midorin-- ++ Find Senpai, Kyoko-san. I can. Hear her screaming. Down in the abyss. ++ Buried in a tomb of her own making. Imprisoned. In a fortress of her own regrets. ++ Please. Be careful. +With that mortis-cry, the apparition completely fades from sight. The thoughts that it had used to convey its message to you fading from your mind like the memory of a fever-dream. The very sight of the green-haired girl appearing so suddenly, and then disappearing just as quickly making you feel suddenly much more alone than you already felt.Behind you, the fighting gets louder. More desperate. More feverish.What do you do?No more questions. Arm yourself, cut the gate open. Start hunting. Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.
>>2537166>[x]Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.
>>2537166>[X]Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.Should have kept the arm desu.
>>2537166>[X]Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.
>>2537166>Down in the abyss.>Decu has just watched Made in Abyss.No, Sir, I don't like it.
>>2537166>>[X]Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.
>>2537166>No more questions. Arm yourself, cut the gate open. Start hunting. Fuck It. This is the signal
>>2537166[x]Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.
>>2537166>Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.
>>2537166>[X]Climb over the gate and try to cautiously figure out just what the HELL is going on. Go MAXIMUM SNEAKY if you have to.It is not yet time for KYOKO SMASH
>>2537166This doesn't sound like training at all.
Deculture(文化変性) @magicalgirlnoirTaking a break from the thread for tonight! We'll continue on Tuesday!
Well, thanks for the run, Decu, and see you on Tuesday!
I don't know if Decu is going to continue this thread or start another one, so Could someone please archive this one just in case?
>>2537294Assuming this isn't training, I wonder if someone's running another ruse to get Kyouko Chiaki-ed.
>>2540595Was a bit early for that but I did it anyway.I am ALWAYS watching.
in b4 Decu forgets that he said he was gonna run today and the moon is under assault from meteors again.
Rip it happening tonight.
Since it seems like things are at a lull, mind if I ask a quick question to all you long-time quest followers?I've been bookmarking a large amount of quests that I need to read through. Either due to their significance or because I find the concepts/writing interesting.The biggest problem I have however is time. When you guys read through the archives for a finished/stopped story, or when catching up to a currently running quest, do you guys read every comment? Cause it feels like I'm missing out on a decent amount of context and entertainment when if I were to skip the comments. Between the paranoia, banter, clever ideas, and conversations between players and the QM there is a lot to be gained from it. But on the other hand, its a crap load of extra reading to sift through. Especially with something like SWQ or the other giants, where posts hit over 1000 a thread. With over 100 threads each. For some of my favorite quests I tend to read everything. But I figure if I want to keep my sanity and save a good amount of time, for all other quests I might just have to ctrl+F the QM's name and skip through each of their posts instead. Do most of you do this? Or is it a folly to avoid?
>>2548991It really depends on how long the quest is and how fast the threads go. Usually for longer running popular quests, after the first few threads I'd only read QM posts unless a post had a lot of replies.
>>2548991Generally I skip everything except QM posts and look at some of the images. But I'm not following many quests that I didn't pick up when they first began.
>Delayed again after 8 hours of countdown.I love that Decu is taking the time to finish the quest but man it's hard not to be miffed by all these delays.
>>2552522it isn't like we're not used to them after all this time.
>>2548991yeah it's ok to skim read, you aren't getting the vitamins and minerals of questing unless you're directly participating.i mean, if you're reading maid quest or 2D's shadowrun storytiem, or even some ancient shame dug out from behind rec.arts.anime.creative's fridge, does it really matter what an anon thought? you'll never meet that dude, you'll never get to call his waifu a shit, hell he might even be dead. don't listen to the voices
>>2531457>mfw I stop reading this quest for over two years and only missed nine threads.Also, what the hell happened to /tg/Leave 4chan for a few years and your board changes entirely and now you have to find your quests on a containment board.
>>2537175 >>2537176 >>2537178You should've kept the arm, you grumble to yourself as you make to sneak into the Black Templar's stronghold to see just what really is going on in there, to find out what Midorin tried to warn you about. Ignoring your instincts and pushing back against the temptation of simply transforming, cutting your way in, and charging at full sprint while asking questions in a really loud voice - an approach that you not only fully and wholeheartedly endorse, but always try to find opportunity to do so. Because more often than not, it's the one approach that always ends up working out for you.It's also the most fun, but you promised Sayaka never to admit that to anyone who asks you straight out. Just in case they were recording you or something.Anyway. You go MAXIMUM SNEAKY instead, pulling yourself up the Black Templars' black, ironwrought gate with one hand while still keeping hold of Kyuubey's errand with the other. Using your booted feet to keep yourself from slipping downward while you negotiate the skull-encrusted construct, finding tenuous handhold after handhold. Gritting your teeth as the effort of muscling yourself up one of the tallest gates you've ever seen - or scaled - gives you a hefty challenge, since you're doing this completely untransformed. Just in case transforming might give away your position, or something.You learned that from Sayaka, too. It's here, as you finally let yourself drop on the other side a couple of minutes later - that you've left your ACTUAL luggage outside. You know, the one with your clothes, and your snacks, and all the other stuff Sayaka packed for you just before you left? Yeah. That's behind the gate that you've just climbed over.You crinkle your nose here in irritation as you contemplate climbing back up and over the gate to fetch it, but...ah, it's probably going to be fine, you decide finally as you turn away from it. From the car ride over here, it seems like you're miles away from civilization. Who's going to steal it anyway, some sheep or somethin'?Reaching up to run your sleeve-clad arm on your sweat-bedewed forehead, you give your luggage one last look back before heading onward. Moving as quietly and as discreetly as you can as you infiltrate the Second's castle - or at least try to.You don't even get to move a couple of steps before something hard, armored, and completely invisible smacks into you from around the corner. Almost knocking the wind out of you had you not moved just in time to absorb the impact better - by way of putting Kyuubey's luggage in front of you, allowing the reinforced case to take the brunt of the blow.[1/2]
>>2573190"O-ow! That...Miss Sakura!" The invisible train that nearly knocked you flat rematerializes into reality as Astolfo, the pink-haired Knight from earlier. A completely panicked look on her already pale face. "I...h-how did you get past the gate?! I was just about to get you, and--!"You saw yourself in, you tell her. You were waiting for quite a bit outside. "A-ah, I'm...I'm sorry to hear that, Miss Sakura." There's a guarded tone in the younger girl's voice. "Um, anyway, since you're here, can I take you to the waiting area? The High Marshal is a bit...indisposed, at the moment. Please, this way--"Something in the general direction of the loud, echoing din of battle explodes. Not a crash, nor a clash of blades, something is straight-up blowing up stuff in there. The rumble of the explosion both trembling the floor underneath your feet as well as palpating your guts.You look at Astolfo with your one good eye in questioning silence, while she stares back with her two purple own, almost as if defying you to ask about that.How do you react?Politely and move past Astolfo with the intent of investigating the noise.'Are you guys having a party just for me, or is something going down? Either way I want in!'Distract her with a cheap trick before making a break for it!
>>2573192>[x]'Are you guys having a party just for me, or is something going down? Either way I want in!'
>>257319Voting for this
>>2573192>[X]'Are you guys having a party just for me, or is something going down? Either way I want in!'
>>2573203>'Are you guys having a party just for me, or is something going down? Either way I want in!' Seems that the post got deleted. Voting again
Well, apparently the Black Templars are under attack. What do you guys think? A member of The First or a GW user?............................... Or both?
>>2573192[ ] Party!Feigning clueless is our specialty. Did she really believe we'd wait?
>>2573192>'Are you guys having a party just for me, or is something going down? Either way I want in!'
>>2573231>What do you guys think?One of TTOs Witches.
>>2573231I was thinking the dolls but they'd probably be more discreet.
>>2573261You think TTO would be this bold with everything happening? I believe is too early for her to make this kind of move
>>2573268It would implicate Chiaki, making a war more likely while evening out the odds ---> Maximum damage to both sides.
>>2573271Well, that sounds very reasonable. But, How this would relate to Chiaki? I mean, How is it demonstrable that she sends the Witch? Unless, the Witch herself says something like "Die in the name of Chiaki!" or similar
>>2573198 >>2573201 >>2573207"Are you guys having a party just for me?" You ask brightly, taking note of the drop of nervous sweat making its way down Astolfo's cheek - somewhat diminishing the look of polite and determined defiance the younger girl wore. "Or is something going down? Either way, I want in!" "A-ah...a party? N-no, we didn't--" Another jarring blast of noise, one louder and even nearer, causes the novitiate knight to visibly cringe. "Yes! I mean yes! Yes we are, so please let me just take you to the waiting area, Miss Sakura!" With that, Astolfo begins to gently usher you to a direction heading away from the din, even though every fiber of your own being - as well as your Eversor training - is all but compelling you to run towards the audible, obvious danger. To immediately seek a contest of strength, a worthy opponent to cross blades with.Or at least that's what Sayaka says it's all about. You just like getting into scraps when all is said and done.Oh, wait. There's also the thing that Midori warned you about. Of course. That too. You can't forget that."Yes what? That there's a party going on, or what?" It's here that you make to push against Astolfo's ushering movements. Stopping or at the very least retarding the girl's progress in pushing you into some boring room to get bored right out of your skull. "C'mon, throw be a bone here! I ain't waiting in any damn room, I already did my waiting outside the gate! Or is that how the Second treats its guests, huh?!""That's...we don't..." Astolfo replies after a moment, clearly conflicted. Clearly pained. "Miss Sakura, please don't be difficult...!"...Wow. Normally that'd be enough to work. This kid saw right through you! Pretty impressive!What do you do?Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself.Keep the act up. Act offended and huffy, guilt her into showing you just what's up.MAXIMUM SPEED! Transform discreetly and leave an afterimage to confuse the newbie!
>>2573293[X]Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself.
>>2573293>Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself."Girl, I know something bad is going on right now. Spill the beans. Now"
>>2573293>[x]Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself.>>2573292The story the first are selling is"Chiaki came to the moon, summoned a super witch, destroyed most of the moonbase and then fled"which is essentially true, they only made up the part about Mami. If the Templars are attacked by a strong witch now they are bound to make use of that"Chiaki is trying to destroy all Magical girls so you have to take action" or something along those lines.
>>2573293>[x]Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself.
>>2573293>[X]Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself.If shit is going down, our place is right in the action.Wouldn't want to waste valuable combatants doing nothing, after all...
>>2573293>Drop the act, time to be serious. Give her one chance to tell you what's going on before you find out for yourself.>>2573298>Girl
Guys, it´s 03:11 in Phillippines. I doubt Decu is awake now.
Deculture(文化変性) @magicalgirlnoir 3m3 minutes agoMoreAhh sorry!! I passed out! We'll continue the thread tonight!!
if only this was an eating fight