You are Tomoe, a wandering ronin and very recent murder suspect. Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Hedge+Quest Twitter for Art and Announcements: https://twitter.com/PkArtt
Well, that could have gone better. Don’t get me wrong, things were going great up until the whole finding a dead body thing. All the way to the tourney finals! You should give yourself a pat on the back once this is all over. Y’know, depending on if you’re alive to see it be over. You probably will, right? I mean, you didn’t kill that smug chode, Arthur. At least you’re pretty sure. Yeah, you definitely couldn’t have, you were busy messing around with your goofy fake mustache. And due to these unfortunate circumstances, that is now one of your only worldly possessions. Great.Fake moustaches and dead chodes aside, you need to disappear to somewhere very much not near the tournament. From your wanderings around Ophelie, you can probably guess on some good places to hide out. Sewers, farms, docks, anywhere to lie low and not get taken in by the watch. Unless you want to get locked up for a crime you didn’t commit, that is. Plenty of people go to jail for things they didn’t do, it’s a valid option. Though, being stuck in a cell again is likely near the bottom of your list on things you want to do.>What do you do?
>>4176948>Go to the docks. Maybe someone can get us a boat out of Ophelie, if the watch hasn't shut the place down yet.
>>4176948>Go to the docks. Maybe someone can get us a boat out of Ophelie, if the watch hasn't shut the place down yet.no way they can keep the ports closed over 1 dead person in a city this big
>>4177024>>4177037>>4177232>Go to the docks. Maybe someone can get us a boat out of Ophelie, if the watch hasn't shut the place down yet.Thanks to your head start on the law, the Watch hasn't had the chance to set partols over the docks yet! Score one for Tomoe. The first thing you notice about the docks is that they are exceptionally dark. Not a single lamp lit. Is this a safety hazard? Probably. Would ships smash into the docks all the time if this were a regular occurrence? Most likely. Does it make shady things done in the dark much easier to do? Definitely. Now that you think about it, Llewelyn did mention the docks being dangerous when you first arrived. Something must be going on, and it's probably best not to stick around here for too long. Llewelyn, there was something about him you're forgetting... Right, your things! They're still in the tent with Llewelyn and Cheriette! Those are going to be a real bitch to snag with the situation heating up. You'll have to leave behind what you don't have on you right now if you find a ship to take you away. There should be at least one, hopefully.>What do you do?
>>4177389>Try to find someone offering passage away from Ophelie. Ideally, someone less than morally scrupulous who doesn't ask too many questions.
>>4177389>Attempt to sneak back into tent to retrieve some of your stuff before escaping from Ophelie.
>>4177395>>4177604Did you forget that we have absolutely no money?
>>4177389>>4177696Good point.I'll change to >>4177475
>>4177475>>4177700>>4177702Wow. It’s almost as if you idiots want to get caught. We’re on the run, in case any of you have forgotten.
>>4177734And how are we supposed to pay for our getaway, smartass?
>>4177805Other options would be to stow away on a leaving ship, trade the machine for passage or trade the mustache away.
>>4177805Pay? Dude we’re criminals now. We’re better off sneaking aboard. The less people who know about our whereabouts the better.>>4177806We lost the machine and the moist ache will come in handy as a disguise when we get out of dodge.
>>4177389> I'll give you a blowjob if you let me pass
>>4177475>>4177700>>4177702>Attempt to sneak back into tent to retrieve some of your stuff before escaping from Ophelie.You turn back from the docks and start on the dangerous journey back to the tent. You make it about half way before you see them, Watchmen on patrol. They don't seem to be actively searching for you specifically, but it's probably better to stay out of sight either way. Suspicious characters and foreigners like yourself are likely to get stopped. You need a path to get back to the tent somehow.>Draw a route to the tent
>>4177906>>4177936I assume the direction the guards are facing on the pic matters
>>4177885Anon, we did pick up the machine from the tent.
>>4177941No, we only saw it’s tracks. We pretty much ran as soon as we saw the body.
>>4177957http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4060198/#p4105331>You scoop your machine up into your arms and make for the supply tent's flap, hoping to get out of sight before-
>>4177967ENOUGH! I don’t stand a chance against your skills!
>>4177936Backing this. Gotta say bye to dirty Westerners Llewellyn and Cheriette.
>>4177936Support.Hope we dont have to jump into that filthy water though.
>>4177936>>4177991>>4178018>Successful route!The route may have taken a bit of time to navigate, but it got you there unnoticed! Hopefully someone somewhere is keeping score of how many times you're going to dunk on the Watch.You duck behind the wall that encloses the park, peering over it with your little friend to scope out the scene. Watchmen encircle the area and a rope perimeter looks to have been set up around the event as well. From your view of the back of the main tent, and by extension the supply tents, you see a couple people looking over the scene before entering the main tent proper. The officers around the perimeter don't look like they're going to wander off, but also don't seem all too enthused to be out there. If you want to get in and grab your things, you're going to need a plan.>What do you do?
>>4178251Have our little guy make a distraction so we can get in.
>>4178251Send our machine bud in to make some noise near one of the guards. Sneak in while he's distracted.
>>4178251>the red starOh, FUCK OFF!
>>4178251Yeah, these are good >>4178268 >>4178272Also curse Shiho
>>4178268>>4178272>>4178358>Have our little guy make a distraction so we can get in.>Send our machine bud in to make some noise near one of the guards. Sneak in while he's distracted.You and your machine share a quick look and a salute to each other before you pick it up and toss it near one of the Watchmen! The soldier springs to life and gives the guard a swift kick to the shin before running off, the officer chasing after it. With a hole in the perimeter, your path is clear!You duck behind a couple of the supply tents, peeking at the scene before you. You count at least three members of the watch keeping an eye on things back here, one of them being that sergeant who spotted you running off before. Uh oh. On top of that, the cursing of the watchman out away from the tent seems to have drawn attention.Coeur: "What the hell's gotten into them out there? Hartmann, go check on them."One of the officers from the supply tent area moves to investigate the perimeter.>What do you do?
>>4178808Find some cover to hide behind, quick
>>4178808>Hide behind cover.
>>4178823>>4178908>>4179063>>4179074>>4179332>Find some cover to hide behind, quick>Hide behind cover.You look around for something to hide behind, but your search comes up empty. This tent is the best cover you have back here! Thankfully, the officer passes by you without looking in your direction, focused on his comrade and your soldier.Officer 1: "Oi, what's your deal?"Officer 2: "This godsdamn- Gah! One of that knife-ear artificer's pieces of shit must've got loose, little shit kicked me!"Off.1: "Sounds like a good machine to me."Off.2: "Very funny."The officer chasing your soldier finally catches it, picking it up by the leg and catching his breathOff.2: "Finally gotcha!"Off.1: "Hey, you think that thing's maker had anything to do with this?"Off.2: "Man, I don't even know what 'this' is. What's with the secrecy?"Off.1: "It's... uh, nevermind. I'll tell Coeur we might have a new lead."Off.2: "Come on, don't blueball me like that. I just chased a tin can, spill it."The first officer fidgets a bit before getting closer to his friend and speaking in a hushed tone. They'll probably be distracted for a bit.>What do you do?
>>4179499>An opening! Use the distraction to sneak towards the tent.
>>4179499>Go inside tent to grab stuff. We'll retrieve the machine after we get our belongings.
>An opening! Use the distraction to sneak towards the tent.
>>4179533This. Little guy can handle himself for a bit.
>>4179528>>4179533>>4179536>>4179539>An opening! Use the distraction to sneak towards the tent.>Go inside tent to grab stuff. We'll retrieve the machine after we get our belongings.That's one guard away, but seeing that there are two more Watchmen in the area between this tent and the main one, you decide to sneak into the supply tent through a convenient slash in the fabric. It takes a little finagling, but you manage to fit yourself through, hat included.Inside the tent is a mess of tournament supplies. Weapons and armor lay scattered about, boxes and racks have been haphazardly pushed around to make room, and a few crates by this rip seem to already be open. Peeking out of the tent flaps in front, you see the sergeant from before and another officer standing watch over the scene. That's where you followed your little friend's trail to the death tent. Nasty business>What do you do?
>>4179722First things first, look for your stuff
>>4179947This, an eye out for our erstwhile companions as well. Maybe not eveyone will think were a murderer.
>>4179947>First things first, look for your stuff...>along with anything else that might come in handy. Move slowly and low through the middle of the tent using crates to obstruct you from being seen by the watchmen outside.
>>4179722>>4179947>>4180671>First things first, look for your stuff...>along with anything else that might come in handy. Move slowly and low through the middle of the tent using crates to obstruct you from being seen by the watchmen outside.
>>4179947>>4180142>>4180671>First things first, look for your stuff...>along with anything else that might come in handy. Move slowly and low through the middle of the tent using crates to obstruct you from being seen by the watchmen outside.>This, an eye out for our erstwhile companions as well. Maybe not eveyone will think were a murderer.The chances of your things being a place you haven't visited are low, but never zero. In this case, however, they are nowhere in sight. You hope they're still the main tent with your companions where you left them.Around this large supply tent are plenty of things the could come in handy! Weapons, armor, tools, a few loose articles of clothing, just anything you could imagine would be in here. None of it is in particularly fine shape, but the variety is nothing to scoff at. You reckon that the guard who went off to check on the other should be returning some time soon. Five minutes tops.>What do you do?
>>4181086>̶S̶e̶d̶u̶c̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶g̶u̶a̶r̶d̶s̶.̶>Look for anything valuable and easy to carry like money or a small weapon. Sneak out the back and move to the tent directly to your left.
>>4181086Find a lightweight disguise and small weapons, go back to the rear of the tent and peak out to see if anyone is around, if clear head left to the rhombus shaped tent, and sneak in through the back
>>4181086>a uniform to disguise in or just western clothes (ew)
>>4181086Wear sexy and revealing dress as disguise to distract the guards
>>4181086Grab>A small weapon, a disguise, whatever money you can scrounge up.then> Go back to the rear of the tent and peek out to see if anyone is around, if clear head left to the rhombus shaped tent, and sneak in through the back
>>4181218Wew lad, thank you! Very happy to see Tomoe get some draw love!>>4181244>>4181250>>4181316>>4181352>>4182078>Look for anything valuable and easy to carry like money or a small weapon. Sneak out the back and move to the tent directly to your left.>Find a lightweight disguise and small weapons, go back to the rear of the tent and peak out to see if anyone is around, if clear head left to the rhombus shaped tent, and sneak in through the back>a uniform to disguise in or just western clothes (ew)>Wear sexy and revealing dress as disguise to distract the guards>A small weapon, a disguise, whatever money you can scrounge up.It might not be warrior material, but nobody would ever think it was you in such an outfit! Probably! Hopefully at least! With nowhere to store your old clothes, you fold them and set them on a crate near the tear in the tent. Making sure to pick these back up is probably a good idea.There isn't much in the way of gold on your way out, and you decide to snag up a dagger, giving you access to the BLADE AND TESSEN moveset. You'll just uh, stick these into your waistband or something. This outfit doesn't allow for much hammerspace.You exit the tent and move left behind the cover of the other two tents. As you get out of sight, the guard sent off to the perimeter comes back and retakes his post in front of the rectangular tent. Sneaking alongside the large main tent and arriving at the back --or front in this case-- the sight of the fancy moonlit stands where the higher-class attendees sat catches your eye. If there were loose money around, it'd most likely be there. On the other hand, it probably isn't a good idea to hang around too long and the entrance to the main tent is right here. You can almost feel your coinpurse's stomach growling>What do you do?
>>4182908Grab anything in sight but dont linger.And damn our girl is STACKED.
>>4182908>Head straight to the main tent and go inside>if the opportunity arises later to grab some money then take it, but for now head in and stick to the main mission which is to get the belongings
>>4182908go straight inside the big tent. no one will recognize us and our big racks now
>>4182908Yeah, just head into the tent
>>4182908>go straight inside the big tent. no one will recognize us and our big racks now
>>4182996>>4183036>>4183037>>4183072>>4183308>>4183368>Head straight to the main tent and go inside>if the opportunity arises later to grab some money then take it, but for now head in and stick to the main mission which is to get the belongings>go straight inside the big tent. no one will recognize us and our big racks now>Yeah, just head into the tentScrounging for loose change can wait. For now. You decide to head into the main tent to grab your belongings. Inside, you see that everybody that was here is still inside. Thankfully, the guard near your entrance seems to be preoccupied with a western wench --also known as ALL western women-- otherwise he might have questioned what you were doing outside. Over by your team's bench, you see your companions, Llewelyn and Cheriette! They seem to be getting the third degree from a duo of Watchmen at the moment, with your bag very close to them. Not the best case scenario, but not the worst. Now, how to get your things...
>What do you do?
>>4183858>Try to signal your comrades without looking too conspicuous
>>4183853>>4183884Backing this. We should avoid going around Arthur's retinue to just grab our stuff because they'd likely recognize us.
>>4183853>>4183884Supporting. Let's hope Horny and dagger-ears don't get suspicious.
>>4183884>>4183905>>4183920>>4183929>Try to signal your comrades without looking too conspicuous>We should avoid going around Arthur's retinue to just grab our stuff because they'd likely recognize us.You navigate your way through the tables, making sure not to get too close to the table where Arthur's crew are set up. Once you're in a good enough position, you give a small wave to your companions. You have their attention, partly thanks to your new ensemble, and the two Watchmen don't seem to have noticed your presence yet.>What do you do?
>>4184752>wait until the cops finish their questioning>join another table to get some rumors and pass the the timeThese guys for example
>>4184834There’s no empty chairs on that table, moving one could bring unwanted attention>move the trash bag off of the bottom left tables chair, and sit there and wait it out
>>4184834>>4184752Best to just bide our time until the soldiers leave. Supporting sitting at one of the tables and listening to rumors.
>>4184834>>4184853>>4184857>>4185242>wait until the cops finish their questioning>join another table to get some rumors and pass the the timeWelp, they'll probably be busy for a bit, so you decide to wait for said bit. Wandering around between the tables you see all kinds of people. A couple that you can tell has achieved dangerous levels of dysfunctional, some washed-up magical has-been girl, a man yelling about being "noided.", etc.You stop by a table where a trio of... people? sit. Though, that might not be the right word for them. The chumby glasses-wearing one is in a constant state of being exceedingly sweaty, and the staff with a creepy groper hand on the end of it does no favors for her image. The one next to her just gives off an aura of being an absolute disappointment to everyone around her at all times. She isn't even actually sitting on a chair, just holding herself in a squat position while claiming some power of her's is giving her a place to sit. Her toothpick legs wobble uncontrollably from the effort. The only slightly normal one of them is a halfling... no. No, wait, that's an actual child. Who left this kid in here with this human garbage and fujoshi shotacon pervert? This entire table just makes you very uncomfortable.There's no way you're sitting there.At a bench next to the freak table, you spot two people who you get an odd sense of familiarity from. You're certain you've never met them, but you can feel that this Knight-Errant and Novice Spellblade share something intangible with you. Eh, it probably doesn't matter. You're an Eastern Ronin- er, Tomoe, and way cooler than both of them. Combined. Yeah>>4185088>move the trash bag off of the bottom left tables chair, and sit there and wait it outTired of standing around, you look for a nearby empty seat. You go to move a bag of garbage out of a chair to free up a seat. And before you ask, no it's not the one at the freak table. That garbage bag isn't even in a chair. Congratulations, you've acquired a seat at the expense of a now very sad looking trash bag. You could theoretically put it anywhere.>What do you do?
>>4185350Roll trash bag across floor to pass the time
>>4185350>chat with the duo - ask their names, whaf brings them her, any fun adventure stories, do they know what happened here?
>>4185350>Make small talk with the w*sterners
>>4185424Put on an exagerrated western accent for affect.
>>4185374>Roll trash bag across floor to pass the timeTo beat a broken man when he's down, you tip the trash bag with your foot and roll it a little. You are a cruel, heartless monster.>>4185424>>4185444>>4185446>>4185448>>4185550>>4185600>chat with the duo - ask their names, whaf brings them her, any fun adventure stories, do they know what happened here?>Make small talk with the w*sterners>Put on an exagerrated western accent for affect.You muster up the courage to finally reach deep and draw up your hidden thespian talents! You scoot your chair over to the bench where the two weirdly familiar hedge warriors sit and introduce yourself with the harshest, most rootin-tootin, cowpoke shootin, traincar lootin w*stern accent imaginable. You would do the thing where you make your eyes really wide, but your hair looks nice and you don't want to mess it up.The two look at you for a bit, as if deciding between a selection of choices for what to do, then tell you their names. The experience is hard to describe, sort of as if they gave you a thousand names in one word. Well, maybe not a thousand, more like three to ten max. Yeah that sounds about right. Regardless, it sort of makes your head spin as they talk about why they're here, stories of what they've done, and what they think happened. All of it's said, but your brain doesn't register any of it, like they're trying to tell you things yet undefined by a forum of higher powers. [Trait Gained: Character Select?]-You feel like you've learned something metaphysical. There's something about these two Hedge warriors that you can't quite place.>What do you do?
>>4186388Inspect surroundings for any new developments
>>4186388>Inspect horny and knife-ears to see if they're done.
>>4186388Oooooh, they are the char options from the very start of the quest>Give them nicknames
>>4186501>>4186504>>4186596>Inspect surroundings for any new developments>Inspect horny and knife-ears to see if they're done.The horny and knife-eared officers are almost done interrogating your friends. You should have just enough time to quickly...>>4186678 >Give them nicknamesAfter gaining... something, the next time they talk to you it doesn't hurt your brain nearly as much. Nice. Everything's coming up Tomoe! Might as well take the opportunity to>Give the Knight-Errant and Novice Spellsword nicknames [Write-in]>Write-in
>>4186962>Hatty and Helmet.
>>4186962Steve and not-Steve
>>4186968>>4187004Steve and Not-Steve. Hmm... seems a little generic. Maybe Hatty and Helmet? That's what they're wearing, so it won't be easy to get them mixed up. But wait, you also wear a hat. In that case would you also be Hatty? Hatty Alpha and Hatty Beta. Since the nerd was first, he would be alpha and you would be... wait, no! Alright, maybe this nickname thing was a bad idea. Just table it for now and- oh hey, looks like the cops have moved on!>What do you do?
>>4187508>head over to friends and pick up your bag of belongings casually, making sure not to be too obvious or suspicious.>greet friends, but don’t embrace them or anything so as not to draw anymore attention than your chest already is in this outfit
>>4187541meant to reply to this
>>4187541>>4187720>>4187721>head over to friends and pick up your bag of belongings casually, making sure not to be too obvious or suspicious.>greet friends, but don’t embrace them or anything so as not to draw anymore attention than your chest already is in this outfitUsing the opportunity, you slip on over to your team's bench and swipe your belongings! Your hustle and grind for da bag over, you feel just a bit more complete.Llewelyn: "Toomo? Where've you been!"Cheriette: "Yeah, people are askin' 'bout you. And uh... why'd you change clothes? Where'd you even get those?"L: "Hey, are you in trouble? Did you... do something?"Your teammates eye you half out of concern and half out of suspicion. With the two officers behind you, it's not a good idea to linger here for too long.>What do you do?
>>4187941>Do you like my new outfit?>I went out looking for my little helper after our fight - you kicked it pretty far. Found it in a place where I wasn't supposed to be.>So how long are you going to just sit there? Do you have anything else to do?
>>4187941>I went out looking for my little helper after our fight - you kicked it pretty far. Found it in a place where I wasn't supposed to be.
>>4187941>Guards around here dont like people like me, proper authorities would know I am beyond reproach yet here I am, suspected falsely. How shameful for this city.On top of that, ask if they have an easy way out of town. These folks are our only real resource
>>4188001>>4188269>Do you like my new outfit?>I went out looking for my little helper after our fight - you kicked it pretty far. Found it in a place where I wasn't supposed to be.First things first, you need thoughts on your outfit. Sure it's revealing, but you've sort of gotten used to it. The two give a positive response, though you suspect for different reasons. You then regale the two with the short story of how you stumbled upon the corpse of Arthur while looking for your machine. Such a tragedy! For you! Augh, a horrible sight. You leave out the part that you've seen worse before, it'd only ruin the dramatic effect.Cheriette: "Oh yeah, I guess I did bat him pretty far... Uh, sorry 'bout that, I guess?"Llewelyn: "So the guy you were supposed to fight in the finals just, like, got murdered? Now, um, I don't want to suggest anything, but that seems kind of... really convenient for you.">>4188363>>4188893>Guards around here dont like people like me, proper authorities would know I am beyond reproach yet here I am, suspected falsely. How shameful for this city.Unfairly discriminated against! First by the guard, and now by your teammates?! Oh, the societal injustice is almost too much to bear! You make sure to really get the point across that this shows a clear flaw in W*stern culture. Which flaw? Yes.Llewelyn: "Alright, alright, I get it! You didn't do it, I can believe that."Cheriette: "Yeah, you slopes are all about honor in combat an' shit, right? Wouldn't make sense to kill your last opponent before the match.">So how long are you going to just sit there? Do you have anything else to do?Llewelyn: "Well, uh, no actually. None of us are allowed to leave because of what happened. The Watch has us locked down in here."Oh. Yeah, that makes sense. Well, in that case...>ask if they have an easy way out of town. These folks are our only real resourceCheriette: "Whadda we look like, Thieves' Guild members? Only way I've gotten in an' out of cities is through the gates."Llewelyn: "Yeah, sorry. Don't really know much about that. Uh, you're going to leave though? Aren't you afraid the Watch will find you?">What do you do?
>>4189041>What do they suggest then?>If we were to leave the town, what other towns and places would they recommend visiting or staying away from in these w*stern lands?>would they know where one could lift an eastern curse?
>>4189041>thank your friend and explain that you need to be on your way. Think about offering to bring them with you, but it triples the chances of being caught.>ask them to distract any nearby guards, temporarily whilst you sneak out.>Head back out the way you came
>>4189041>>4189064>What do they suggest then?>If we were to leave the town, what other towns and places would they recommend visiting or staying away from in these w*stern lands?>would they know where one could lift an eastern curse?Backing.
>>4189064>>4189082>>4189116>What do they suggest then?>If we were to leave the town, what other towns and places would they recommend visiting or staying away from in these w*stern lands?>would they know where one could lift an eastern curse?At this very moment, leaving Ophelie sounds like a pretty gosh darn good idea to you. Sadly though, you don't know jack shit about these lame-ass w*stern countries.Llewelyn: "Well, if you're sure you want to risk it-"Cheriette: "Look, just don't die, alright? I'm lookin' forward to a rematch where I crush you. Y'know, some time down the line."Llewelyn: "Well, there's plenty of towns in the country, but I'd recommend avoiding big ones. Word travels fast with all the advancements technology is starting to make. It's not just mages who can do the cool stuff anymore!"Cheriette: "Yeah, I'd like to see one of those dorks dodge a bullet."Llewelyn: "You might even be better off on a boat! Um, the high seas can be pretty dangerous though, so I'd watch out."It's true, pirates and other nautical beasts run rampant just about everywhere boats and ships do. The pirate's life is the life for people who don't want to live very long. Cheriette: "I don't 'zactly have a country map on me, but if you're gonna go by land, be smart. Wanderin' into a place called "THE FOREST OF DEATH AN' TORTURE FOR ALL WHO ENTER" won't help you live very long."Llewelyn: "But it might be fun!"Cheriette squints a hard glare at the third member of your team. Oh, right, you just remembered! Shiho's harassment! Between keeping that trait and getting rid of it, the latter definitely sounds more appealing.Cheriette: "Curse liftin'?"Llewelyn: "Uhhh, I don't think either of us are very good with magic. You're better off asking someone who studies that stuff."Cheriette: "Yeah, a fuckin' dweeb."You feel the threat of eyes on your back growing more and more dangerous by the second. Those watchmen might get suspicious soon>What do you do?
>>4189513I say we go to the wharves and contact the criminal element. Shameful as it is the filthy westerners have branded us an outlaw so we need underworld connections to get out and stay concealed.
>>4189513>leave for the ocean
>>4189513Just wanna say OP - really appreciating the artwork - each one looks better and better! You’re doing great!
>>4189513>check what did the gusrds do with our little helper>cryme tyme
>>4189741Yeah at the start of the quest we headed to the docks to try and find a boat to leave.>head towards dock, wait until day time, so not as dark and creepy>try to get on a boat either by asking nicely, or by any other means
>>4189751You've got no idea how warm and fuzzy that made me feel, thank you>>4189563>>4189741>>4189812>>4189813>I say we go to the wharves and contact the criminal element.>leave for the ocean>check what did the gusrds do with our little helper>cryme tyme>head towards dock, wait until day time, so not as dark and creepy>try to get on a boat either by asking nicely, or by any other meansWith your route set on heading to the docks, you bid your companions farewell and slip past the door guard once again. Sounds like he's being chewed out by one of his fellow officers for improper conduct. Sneaking back to the supply area, you see that your machine is nowhere within eyesight. The perimeter guard must have taken care of the distraction. Now that you've got your pack back, it's time to make your next move.>What do you do?
>>4189964Try to eavesdrop on the guards to determine where they're keeping contraband. Find out where your machine is.
>>4189964>find bot first
>>4189964Find our little dude, it would be dishonorabru to abandon our tiny ally
>>4190003>>4190007>>4190250>Try to eavesdrop on the guards to determine where they're keeping contraband. Find out where your machine is.>find bot first>Find our little dude, it would be dishonorabru to abandon our tiny allySneaking around behind the tents once more, you hear catch the perimeter guard floating about how far he kicked your tin can man! That bastard! Well, at least you know where he is now, thank the stars for idle guard chatter!
>>4190490>What do you do?
>>4190491Sneak up behind said guard and snap his neck!Or sneak off in the direction of your dude and get him instead. Whichever works
>>4190500>>4190490Backing this. But not the neck snapping part. More the sneaking off part.
>>4190491>Sneak off in the direction your little guy's supposed to be>Pray that Shiho won't fuck you up once again
>>4190500>>4190507>>4190557>Sneak off in the direction your little guy's supposed to be>Pray that Shiho won't fuck you up once againIf you had to guess which way it went, you'd say he sent it sailing over the park wall. You slip past the gloating watchman and hop the wall.It doesn't take long to find your tin can curled up into itself on the ground. As you get closer, you see that it's taken a nasty dent to its side as well as gotten a host of scratches. Your mechanical soldier is wounded! Poor little guy...>What do you do?
>>4190661Acquire little buddy
>>4190661Swear vengeance against the west for this insult to our tiny bannerman.
>>4190661>Acquire little buddy>Swear vengeance against the west for this insult to our tiny bannerman.
>>4190666>>4190801>>4191005>>4191360>Acquire little buddy>Swear vengeance against the west for this insult to our tiny bannerman.That's fucking it. They've gone too far this time. Crippling an adorable little machine like this is unforgivable. You swear on your bones that someone will pay for this.As you lift your machine from the stones of the street, you hear the jingling and jangling of loose parts from inside it. He still looks to be functioning, but he won't be doing much of anything until he's fixed.>What do you do?
>>4191429Begin your plan for the West's downfall by looking for crime opportunities
>>4191429get em fixed
>>4191429Become a criminal
>>4191429Don't know if we should risk hunting down the knife ears machinist in the middle of the city just to fix him. Might be better to go to the DARKER CRIMINAL side of things to find a repairman in a dark alleyway or something.
>>4191429Backalley surgeon for the little buddy
>>4191447>>4191838>>4192056>>4192060>>4192750>Begin your plan for the West's downfall by looking for crime opportunities>Become a criminal>get em fixed>Might be better to go to the DARKER CRIMINAL side of things to find a repairman in a dark alleyway or something.You resolve to become a criminal and take vengeance on the w*stern world! First things first though, your friend needs medical- or uh, mechanical attention!One place you know for sure can fix him is where you got him from. That knife-ear gearhead should be able to get him feeling right as rain again. Who knows, maybe she has some criminal connections. It's like your grandpa always said, "never trust a knife-ear."On the other hand, going all the way to Inner Ophelie might be risky. You could try your luck down at the docks, but you're probably more likely to get shanked by a night-stabber than get your foot in the seedy underbelly door.>What do you do?
>>4192768>Go to the docks
>>4192768Go to the docks and secure criminal enterprise
>>4192768Head to the docks. Im sure our outfit will not cause any issues there.
>>4192768>Go to the docks. The w*stern breed of criminal are like babies compared to the gallery of rogues of the Lotus.
>>4192779>>4192807>>4192819>>4192940>>4193358>>4193414>Go to the docks. The w*stern breed of criminal are like babies compared to the gallery of rogues of the Lotus.You head back along your secure route to the docks with your tiny, wounded machine in your arms. While the rest of the city is lit up at this time of night, the docks are still as dark and ominous as ever. Nothing you fear though! These w*sterners wouldn't know how to crime if they had a witch's prophecy and vaulting ambition! The only sound around is the steady creaking of the docks and the water washing up against the shore below. It's eerie, you'd at least expect there to be a few sailors loading cargo on an off the boats. If you were a criminal, what would you do, where would you be?>What do you do?
>>4193524>Check one of the side alleys by the wharf. Docks are usually loaded with traders, so maybe the more egregious traders are hiding out nearby.
>>4193524>Sneak onboard a boat
>>4193605>>4193657>>4194284>Check one of the side alleys by the wharf. Docks are usually loaded with traders, so maybe the more egregious traders are hiding out nearby.Sneaking along in the dark and peeking into alleyways for any signs of life, you eventually spot movement! A shadow moves along between a couple buildings, then opens a door to a place glowing with light and merriment from inside. The figure disappears along with the doorway in the darkness of the docks.>What do you do?
>>4194528>Casually enter venue.
>>4195121>>4195128>Casually enter venue.Slipping into the alley, you go to follow after the figure. You walk the length of the alley in search of a door once, twice, three times over to no avail. They vanished into thin air, or so it would seem. Taking one last slower walk down, you find the outline of a door frame drawn onto the wall in chalk. With no other place to look, you touch the drawing of the doorknob. The door shimmers before your eyes into nothing and the light you saw from before shines onto your face! A hidden hideaway for the shady brands of w*sterner is now open to you. You are on your way to true gangstardom!>What do you do?
>>4195403>Inspect the venue's clientele. Surely, someone here must be able to help you with your machine.
>>4195403find an empty seat where we can inspect everyone from
>>4195407>>4195403>Inspect the venue's clientele. Surely, someone here must be able to help you with your machine.
>>4195407>>4195821>>4196212>Inspect the venue's clientele. Surely, someone here must be able to help you with your machine.With your buddy in desperate need of repair, you step into the doorway to find someone who can help.You end up in a thieves' den of some kind. The scent of smoke is in the air, and the sounds of piano dance around your ears next to clinking glasses and idle chatter. Low light illuminates just right to set a relaxing, smooth mood through the building. Plenty of tables seat no patrons, but the sense of emptiness is nowhere to be felt around here.>What do you do?
>>4197239>Chat up the dork with the pointy hat. He looks nerdy enough to know how to fix a little machine.
>>4197239>chat with the bartender, he looks mechanical with all these lines
>>4197265>Chat up the dork with the pointy hat. He looks nerdy enough to know how to fix a little machine.
>>4197239Saunter up to the bar and order a drink
>>4197601>Saunter up to the bar and order a drinkNobody pays you much mind as you walk up to the bar and take a seat. The automaton bartender gets you a porcelain flask of sake and a small cup, nodding as he retakes his place. Looks like everyone shares the same idea; if you weren't meant to be here, you wouldn't be.>>4197265>>4197576>Chat up the dork with the pointy hat. He looks nerdy enough to know how to fix a little machine.You look to the tiny...child? with the pointy hat, large ears, and no shoes. Just how young is the drinking age here? I guess when you're in a criminal bar it must not matter. Setting your hurt buddy on the counter, you ask if he knows how to repair it. Pointy-Hat Dork: "Hm? Eh, sure I do, fixed plenty of 'em. I even give Jasper here a tune-up from time to time. You know what's wrong with it?"The automaton gives the two of you a shallow bow. You explain about the beating your friend took. From a sword to a shovel and finally the boot that broke the camel's back. P. Dork: "Sounds like it's been through the ringer. I can take a look at it, for a price that is.">What do you do?
>>4197774Smugly look down on him, as he is a manlet
>>4197788Head back to >>>/r9k/ kid
>>4197774Tell the kid to name his price. Fluster him with our generously cut dress. Barbaric westerners do not have the fortitude to resist such base tactics.
>>4197774>move closer and ask about the price
>>4197963*get uncomfortably closer
>>4197774>>4197923>Tell the kid to name his price. Fluster him with our generously cut dress. Barbaric westerners do not have the fortitude to resist such base tactics.
>>4197923>>4197963>>4198367>Tell the kid to name his price. Fluster him with our generously cut dress. Barbaric westerners do not have the fortitude to resist such base tactics.This tiny nerd stands no chance against your exotic eastern charms. Time to turn them up to eleven and get that sweet sweet discountP. Dork: "W-Well, usually my rates run pretty high, but, um... S-Since I haven't seen you come in before, I-I can give you a first-timer's discount and do it for free."He dabs his face off with a nearby napkin and clears his throatP. Dork: "So just leave him with me and I'll get him working good as new!"Aw hell yeah.>What do you do?
>>4198516Proceed with the fixin. We still need to find a way to skip town.
>>4198516>Keep an eye on this nerd as he fixes up our robot. Maybe strike up conversation. He seems like the least dangerous out of the patrons here.
>>4198615>>4198632>Proceed with the fixin. We still need to find a way to skip town.>Keep an eye on this nerd as he fixes up our robot. Maybe strike up conversation. He seems like the least dangerous out of the patrons here.P. Dork: "E-Eh? You want me to do it right now? I still need to take him back to my shop where all my tools are at. Can't really work on him very well with my bare hands, y'know?"He picks his mug up with both hands and takes a few chugs before poking your little buddyP. Dork: "What's your name anyways, lady? It'd help if I knew who to return him to when he's ready."The metal bartender speaks up as wellJasper: "And what name I should put your tab under, madam.">What do you do?
>>4198857>Tell the small man there's no need for a delivery since you'd like to come with him.
>>4198938>>4198940>Tell the small man there's no need for a delivery since you'd like to come with him.P. Dork: "Wh- you mean like, come to my workshop? I-I dunno about that, lady, I don't even know you!"The small man scoots his stool away a few hops, sliding his drink along with himP. Dork: "Look, I can take him and fix him up for free, but letting you trounce around my shop is pushing it!"He's wary of the idea. Time around dangerous types has likely made him hesitant about letting strangers into his abode. I mean, would you let shady people you don't know into your room?>What do you do?
>>4199320>Flustering seemed to be effective on the small guy, try it again. Maybe whisper something like "But we could get to know each other" in his ear
>>4199320>Tell the manlet, and the mechanical bartender, your totally real w*stern name, which is Grace.Tomoe roughly translates to grace, or blessing.
>>4199328+1maybe do it while his face right is in front of the bust
>>4199328I see no reason to change a strategy proven effective. Scandalize the simpering child further.
>>4199320>>4199328>>4199841>Flustering seemed to be effective on the small guy, try it again. Maybe whisper something like "But we could get to know each other" in his ear>Tell the manlet, and the mechanical bartender, your totally real w*stern name, which is Grace.
>>4199328>>4199339>>4199841>>4199846>>4200061>>4200062>Flustering seemed to be effective on the small guy, try it again. Maybe whisper something like "But we could get to know each other" in his ear>Tell the manlet, and the mechanical bartender, your totally real w*stern name, which is Grace.Jasper: "Very much appreciated, Madam Grace."This is it. You've got him on the ropes, not it's time to deliver the final blow. You lean in close and hit him with your power attack!P. Dork: "...U-Uhm, well, I-I guess I can make an exception. Y-You wouldn't murder me in my sleep or anything, so it should be fine!"Good kill, Tomoe. You're a master of seduction. Man, becoming a criminal really opened up some new paths for you, huh?P. Dork: "Well, um, I-I think I'm almost done here. I'm ready to go when you are, Grace.">What do you do?
>>4200181>Come with nerdy manlet to his workshop.
Is he really a manlet, or just a gnome?
>>4200354He's a halfling, the manlet race.
>>4200200>>4200232>>4200251>Come with nerdy manlet to his workshop.You finish up your flask and have Jasper put the drink on your tab.Jasper: "I know this is sudden, but here's some trivia about sake for you, as you seem to have finished your cup.""Daiginjo and honjozo are two of the many varieties of sake a brand produces. Do you know what differentiates one type from another? The differences in the varieties of sake can be attributed to the degrees of polishing the rice undergoes during the brewing process. Daiginjo contains the highest amount of polished rice, followed by ginjo, and honjozo. Junmai is produced without using brewer's alcohol. Compared to the average polishing ratio of 90%, a minimun of 50% of the rice must be polished away to classify a sake as daiginjo. So much if forsaken to acquire such an exquisite taste. Be sure to drink every last drop."The automaton bows to you one last time. Jasper: "...and that is the sake trivia for tonight."P. Dork: "Thanks, Jasper. I'll listen to your beer trivia tomorrow night."You and the small dude walk away from the bar and towards the stairs on the upper west end of the room, heading downwards until you reach a small chamber full of chalk-scuffed walls with a box of chalk on the middle. He takes a piece and starts drawing a doorway.>What do you do?
>>4200397>Ask him if he is trying to win you over with his mysterious air by keeping his name a secret.
>>4200397>Wait until the tiny baby w*sterner is done and go inside after him
>>4200408>>4200448>Ask him if he is trying to win you over with his mysterious air by keeping his name a secret.>Wait until the tiny baby w*sterner is done and go inside after himP. Dork: "Eh? Oh, right! Sorry, totally slipped my mind while I was thinking about... H-How to fix your machine!"He finishes drawing up the doorway, mutters a phrase of some kind, and the path opens up to a new place.P. Dork: "You can call me Emery. Pleasure to meet you, Grace!"With a smile from the tiny w*sterner, the two of you head in through the door and into the next chapter of your adventure.>[END OF PART 4]
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