You are still ACE ARCHIBALD PAXTON, the leader of your school's MYSTERY INVESTIGATION TEAM
>>4418935And you've come to the library with your friend LORELEI in search of information on the school's old principal. With Lorelei holding onto a couple yearbooks, you're free to check out some other things that might help! Sadly, you've hit a roadblock. The oppressive library system only allows students to check out TWO BOOKS at a time and you've brought up four! -Manlets: A Cautionary Tale-help-How I Got a Goth GF-The BibbleLibrary Aid: "...sooo, which two are you gonna take out? You've been staring at them for like, a really long time."Your summoned succubus, JUBILEE snickers behind the assistant at youJubilee: "For months even~">What do you do?
>>4418936>How I Got a Goth GF>helpHow I Got a Goth GF for help in capturing Lorelei and help because clearly it'll help us get info on the school principal.
>>4418936>just run away with all the books, limits are for nerds.
>>4418936-help-How I Got a Goth GF
>>4418936>Manlets: A Cautionary Tale>help
>>4418936Cheat the system.>Pretend to put two of the books back but hide them under your shirt.>Check out the other two.>How I Got a Goth GF>Help
>>4418936>-help>-How I Got a Goth GF
>>4418936>there are two of you, take 2 books per person
>>4418936>How I Got a Goth GF>help
>>4419088>>4419031she already has two books
>>4419170She does? Which ones, I don't remember
-How I Got a Goth GF-The Bibble
>>4419210>With Lorelei holding onto a couple yearbooks,
>>4418941>>4418946>>4419008>>4419011>>4419062>>4419008>>4418944>How I Got a Goth GF>help>Cheat the systemAfter the library assistant helps you check out your books, you head to "put the books back where you found them" with Lorelei and Jubilee. You sneaky little scamp. What would your mothe- er... sister. What would your sister say if she saw you doing this?[x1 "How I Got a Goth GF"][x1 "help"] [x1 "Manlets: A Cautionary Tale][x1 "The Bibble"]Lorelei: "...Uh, Ace, do we really need all these? I mean, what's that man-whatevers one even about?"Jubilee: "I believe our Ace is just a bit self-conscious is all~">What do you do?
Ronin chan quest when
>>4419533all these books are just cover for [x1 "How I Got Goth GF"]. If we are going to steal one, that should be it
>>4419533>Try to justify ourselves to Lorelei>Fail miserably>Change subject: Do we need to get Jubilee a phone to stay in contact with her?
>>4419741Yeah sure ill vote for this
>>4419533>Defend our height
>>4419572Some time after this thred>>4419741>>4419747>>4419749>>4419765>>4420204>>4419607>>4420355>Try to justify ourselves to Lorelei>Fail miserably>Change subject: Do we need to get Jubilee a phone to stay in contact with her?Ace: "I-Isn't it obvious? All these books are just cover for uhhhh-"Jubilee: "That book about gothic gi-"Ace: "Ashushushushah! It's a cover for a secret mystery book! Duh!"Jubilee: "My, my. How secretive and mysterious."Ace: "A-And I am a respectable 5'6", thank you!"Your red-haired friend sighs, slipping the yearbooks into her bagLorelei: "Anyways... Do we need to give you a phone or something, Jubilee? To contact you?"Jubilee: "Not at all. All you must do to call on me if I'm not around is have the horny- Oh, my mistake, horned one say my name thrice. Simple as."Lorelei: "I'll look through these books tonight, see if I can find anything interesting. Is there anything else we've got to do as a club? Or, um... maybe anything we want to do not as a club?">What do you do?
>>4420606>Wholesome>Be flustered because this isn't professional and nothing exists in your world beyond the investigation of the paranormal.>Offer to go to the mall, because you don't actually know what to do, but there must be things to do there.
>>4420606Let's study together and clear up our homework schedule
>>4420606>>4420629> Let's study together and clear up our homework schedule>At our place. A friendly hangout. Y’know.
>>4420606>study at Lori's place and then look online for more info about weird town history
>>4420708>>4420815I guess loreleis place is the hang out? I like both of these
>>4420853i mean i'm down for any cool place we might havean empty lotan abandoned warehousea treehouseas long as we can share it with our goth gal Lori!
>>4420815>>4420708This plus picking up>>4420624this to eat
>>4420621>>4420624>>4420629>>4420708>>4420815>>4420853>>4420957>>4421419>>4421613>PIZZA TIME!> Let's study together and clear up our homework schedule>At our place. A friendly hangout. Y’know.>study at Lori's place and then look online for more info about weird town historyAce: "Not as a club? U-Um, then how about we... study? At your house!"Lorelei: "You of all people want to study? Really?"Jubilee yawns loudly while she lazes around above the groundAce: "S-Study weird town history and stuff! And order pizza!"Lorelei: "Pizza huh... Could we, um, not do it at my house though? Maybe yours instead?"Ace: "Yeah! Pizza and mystery Googling, let's go!"And so the three of you make your way to your apartment, acquire the pizza, and get set to investigate some mysteries>What do you investigate?
>>4421898>Well firstly, we just google stuff like [insert town name] paranormal, cult, demon, witches, etc>if we don't find anything then, we start looking in the history of the town from the very beginning
>>4421898>check out when the school was founded and if there were any notable news articles around or before that time
>>4421898>Put pizza in front of your fake horns and tell Lorelei you're a "pizza demon." Wait for her to laugh.
>>4421898We should look into the founding of our school
>>4421940>>4421960>>4421972>>4422068>>4422129>>4422135>Well firstly, we just google stuff like [insert town name] paranormal, cult, demon, witches, etc>if we don't find anything then, we start looking in the history of the town from the very beginning>check out when the school was founded and if there were any notable news articles around or before that time>Put pizza in front of your fake horns and tell Lorelei you're a "pizza demon." Wait for her to laugh.A plethora of results come forth, all of heavily questionable credibility. "The Downtown Vampire", "Wolves of the Countryside," "Haunted Spots of Trivia Valley," "Woodland Lights," and many more. Websites and blogs fluctuate between easily explainable, utterly crackpot, and downright retarded frequentlyOn the school front, the three of you find a timeline on the school website from founding to the present, but it seems very bare bones on top of probably being sanitized of unsightly things. A couple other websites touch briefly on strange occurrences in Carraway HS, but nothing very concrete. Rumors of a mysterious haunting, a disappearance or two, strange staff, the usual suspects. Very little information to be found about the former principal though. A post on some grass crocheting forum mentions cabins and woods, but that's the strangest things get.Your friend turns and snickers at youLorelei: "What are you two doing?"Jubilee: "I'm afraid he has become corrupted by infernal taint. He made a pact with hell, and now he's going even deeper."Ace: "I have evolved... into an Italian's worst nightmare!" Lorelei: "Jeez, you're a dork!"The three of you share a laugh and a sliceLorelei: "Hey Ace... How come you always wear those horns anyways? Like, even before we met?">What do you do?
>>4422188>What do you do?Gee Peekay, why do we wear horns?>reminisce on why we wear the hornsTell me about Ace. Why does he wear the horns?
>>4422188>why does mystery have no clear threads to follow?>continue hmmming until you come.up with a good idea
>>4422188>Because it's fun.
>>4422188>”They double as guitar picks.”
>>4422188>insist that it's a long and deeply personal story, and not anything like pic related
>>4422188>"As a kid, I was a devil for the best Halloween I ever had, at the time I didn't even want to take off the costume afterwards. My parents eventually got me to stop wearing the costume, but i kept the horns. I wore it for so long that now it just doesn't feel right without it."Its TOTALLY not a cursed head piece though
" what are you talking about? They are natural horns of course. I was born with them"(but not actually)
>>4422188Also, look into who disappeared. It's a good place to start
>>4422235>>4422258>>4422299>>4422315>>4422317>>4422455>>4422833>>4422861>reminisce on why we wear the hornsAce: "They're natural of course! I was born with them! Like your yellow eyes!"You pat your horns, your face beaming with pride in themLorelei: "Yep, totally natural, not colored contacts."Ace: "Yeah! But, you know, hypothetically, if they weren't natural, hrmm... I might've worn them one Halloween because I was a cool awesome devil and... I-It's um, kind of personal."Your expression starts to droop for a moment, but a quick deep breath and a big grin brings your energy backAce: "But they make everything more fun! And they're probably super cursed and cool! And they double as guitar picks!"Lorelei: "You play guitar?"Ace: "Well, psh, not right now or anything, buuut I can probably play awesomely!"Your partner-in-investigation chuckles into her hand before giving you a warm smile. The succubus meanwhile points a lazy finger towards the laptop, clearing her throat to get your attentionJubilee: "Should not you two little detectives get to detecting on some of these oddities? Disappearances, odd folk, strange going ons in the woods?">What do you do?
>>4423455>Search "why is my friend laughing and flustered all the time" but decide to check on that tab later and search missing persons instead.
>>4423455>nah most of the time they're nothing just bored people being bored>boredom the natural archenemy of mystery>however some of them might have some meat on them >lets check the places closet to school
look into who disappeared. It's a good place to start
>>4423455>see if there's any correlation between missing persons (connections to the school, a group, a person, a location, etc.)
>>4423552>>4423597>>4423684>>4423455>see if there's any correlation between missing persons (connections to the school, a group, a person, a location, etc.)
>>4423552>>4423597>>4423684>>4423751>>4425027>>4425499>see if there's any correlation between missing persons (connections to the school, a group, a person, a location, etc.)It takes some searching, but you eventually stumble upon an old facebook group for the CHS Class of 1985 Reunion. Oh god, it's all people who are too old to be allowed on the internet. The searing yellow of minion memes threatens to burn your eyes from your very skull. You shudder and try to hold back the bile rising in your throat as you go through the page. You're doing this for the mystery... You're doing this for the mystery...Through waves of conversations that rot your mind, people accidentally trying to google search through facebook, and some of the most awful jokes your mind can barely begin comprehend, you find a short string of messages talking about the old principal and the mysterious basement lockdown! Apparently, sometime during the four years these alumni were at your school, Principal Carraway disappeared and the basement was locked up. Judging by what Mr. Botten said, you can assume that some years after, when a later principal came along, the basement was reopened and it led to the second incident involving the janitors. One lady, who admitted to stalking the principal before he disappeared, says that she discovered that he lived somewhere out in the northern, more wooded area of Trivia Valley. She followed a footpath marked by little red stones to a cabin where she assumed he lived. She was promptly removed from the group for creeping everyone out before she could say more.Lorelei: "So... both times people disappeared in the basement. It's probably a good idea to do a thorough sweep of the hideout next time we go in there."Jubilee: "And see there, more information on your strange former principal. A possible lair of shadows~">What do you do?
>>4425569>Ask Jubilee what *her* summoning circle was doing down there>Consider a new meeting place for the club>(shudder) make a facebook account to try and contact the former alumni
>>4425569>What do you do?Follow the leads!>try and contact the stalker lady to get more info>>4425598>Ask Jubilee what *her* summoning circle was doing down thereI thought we drew it based on the school emblem and it's just a summoning circle not a specific one, right?
>>4425598>>4425747>>4425848>>4426172>>4425868 is right, you're the ones who drew the circle. Forgot to add an archive link or a quick summary, so that's on me http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Mystery%20Investigation
>>4425868>>4426359Right, sorry! Just ignore that part then.
>>4425598>>4425747>>4425848>>4426172>>4426453>(shudder) make a facebook account to try and contact the former alumni>try and contact the stalker lady to get more infoThough your every primal instinct tells you not to, you click the "sign up" button. You're doing this for the mystery... f-for the mystery...Afer getting everything set up, you (with Lorelei and Jubilee's help) compose and send a couple simple messages to the stalker woman and get things underway.>What do you do?
>>4426529>”WHERE’S THE FOOTPATH?!? WHERE IS IT?!? WHERE IS IT?!? YOU’D NEVER FIND THE PATH AS AN ORDINARY PASSERBY, WHERE IS IT?!?”
>>4426529>"What was he like in person? Did he have any strange tendencies or habits?">"Did anyone else in school seem strange - in an unsettling way?">"Do you remember any rumors that circulated around the school?">"Where is the principal's footpath located?"
>>4426529What was the dungeon (the basement) like during your days at school?
>>4426576>>4426663>>4426665>>4427087>>4427104Q: "What was he like in person? Did he have any strange tendencies or habits?"A: "Well he was distant, cool, and something about him was just... um, interesting. He didn't seem to care much about anything, like his mind was always on something else. Oh, and he would always carry around a little book with him in his suit jacket. I'd see him writing in it sometimes when I, um, ran into him." Q: "Did anyone else in school seem strange - in an unsettling way?"A: "Oh, I remember that whenever I had to go to one of the main offices the staff were just really strange people I wanted to talk to for as little as possible. Well, I kind of thought that about everybody back then..."Q: "Do you remember any rumors that circulated around the school?"A: "Rumors? It was a pretty long time ago, but I remember the dungeon incident clear as day. Plenty of rumors sprung up from that. The principal up and disappears, then the basement gets locked down a few days after. It really isn't too hard to guess they were related. How they were related though, nobody was exactly sure of that."Q: "What was the dungeon (the basement) like during your days at school?"A: "It was just a storage space as far as I know. Things like extra desks, extra cleaning supplies, things like that were kept down there."Q: "Where is the principal's footpath located?"A: "The footpath? Haha whaaat? I don't know of any footpath in the woods due north of the family-owned hardware store on the upper side of town over there haha. Unrelated question, why did you contact me of all people about this stuff?">What do you do?
>>4430461:D>"Oh, you know. We're just doing a report on the paranormal history of the school."
>>4430504+Trying to find the origin of our school logo
>>4430504>>4430525>>4433421>"Oh, you know. We're just doing a report on the paranormal history of the school.">Trying to find the origin of our school logoWith a couple awkward messages more, the stalker lady tells you that she can't chat for much longer and hopes the interview helped. Lorelei: "Well, we got some answers out of her. I wonder how much will be useful."Jubilee: "Bravo. Your internet detective skills are unmatched."Going back to the box to get one of the final slices of pizza, Lorelei looks out the window and perks in surpriseLorelei: "Oh jeez, it's getting kind of late. I should probably start heading home soon. Let's meet up at the hideout tomorrow after school and get investigating."She gives a thumbs up to you and Jubilee after packing up her laptop and slinging her bag over her shoulder>What do you do?
>>4433823>Try to be brave and give a goodbye hug. Wuss out and badly pretend to yawn.>Read the how to get goth gf book as soon as they leave.
>>4433823>go for a totally awesome handshake!>go for some light reading afterwards
>>4434104This is a little less forward then going for a hug so let's try that
>>4434104+, but with the addition of DELETING THE FUCK OUT OF OUR FACEBOOK PROFILE ASAP.
>>4433823>Furiously read the manlets book after she leaves
>>4434359>unfortunately not do that in case we need to contact her again>pray heavily tonight, for ye have sinned
>>4434104>>44345241+ the bibble
>>4433823walk her home you fucking clowns >her: "you don't have to walk me home">you: "I just want to keep hanging out a while longer, its not a big deal"
>>4434658+ she didnt want to go to her place today, something feels off about that. I want to press the issue a bit.
>>4434104>>4434146>>4434194>>4434359>>4434512>>4434524>>4434651>go for a totally awesome handshake!>go for some light reading afterwards>Furiously read the manlets book after she leaves>the bibbleYou and Lorelei initiate a totally awesome SECRET MYSTERY HANDSHAKE! It works out... poorlyLorelei: "Uh... We should probably come up with a handshake first before we try to do one. Tomorrow for sure. See you, Ace. See you, Jubilee."After a wave goodbye, the demon and you head for your super mysterious room and get to some reading! After first considering wether or not to instantly delete your new facebook profile, you decide to set the plan to the side for a while. You take the books from your bag, lay them out on the bed, and start reading a couple!You find that "Manlets: A Cautionary Tale" is some kind of story set in a fictional world where one tall person is sent into a dimension where everybody is five foot and below. It's reminiscent of Gulliver's Travels. Starring Jack Black. Meanwhile, "The Bibble" reads like some Chinese bootleg version of the Holy Bible. Many passages don't even make sense, and the ones that do are just bad fanfiction. It goes... way too in depth when it gets to Lot and his daughters. Eugh. Jubilee floats around your room, looking, poking, and generally messing with whatever catches her eye. Jubilee: "The day comes to a close. May I be off for the night then? As fun as it is watching you read, I would like to get to enjoy my side of our bargain. I can't become your powerful infernal ally if I spend all my time in the mortal world."
>>4435483Tell her to make sure our friend gets home ok then she is off
>>4435483>Kiss her goodnight.
>>4435483>Ask if hell sucks so bad why she keeps going back
>>4435495>>4435596>>4435947>>4436171>>4435633>>4436105>>4436176>>4436231>Tell her to make sure our friend gets home ok then she is offAce: "Could I... m-maybe, um, get a k-kiss goodnight?"The demoness laughs lightly and playfully swishes her tailJubilee: "You could, but then your will would become mine. Where's the fun in that~?"Ace: "O-Oh. Well, um, get home safe then!"Jubilee: "I will. So kind of a little mortal to worry after me~"With a snap of her fingers, little flames begin to dance around her. Before she can go, however, you ask her one last questionAce: "Hey, wait! Um, if Hell sucks so bad, then why do you keep going back?"She smiles again. Her predatory grin seems almost warm towards you.Jubilee: "All demons crave power of some kind. After all, it only "sucks" if you're not at the top. And with your help, we'll be there soon enough!"With that, she disappears from your world.Once again, you find yourself in your room after a long day of investigating.>What do you do?
>>4437555Play the Vidya
>>4437555Do your homework obviously
>>4437555>homework then goth gf book
>>4437555Finish homework, then study the fuck outta that Goth GF book.
>>4437865>>4437914Yeah these two options
>>4438066This+Prepare to go to sleep
>>4437667>>4437865>>4437914>>4438021>Finish homework, then study the fuck outta that Goth GF book.After a few grueling minutes of dreaded homework, you flip through "How I Got a Goth GF." Going in expecting a surefire how-to guide, you've got to say that you're thoroughly disappointed. This isn't a guide at all! It's more like a memoir about some guy that did a bunch of crazy things for a goth gf that was given to them by the government. This story isn't even real! Ugh, if only real life were as easy as sending an application through a tube. Then again, maybe you're not supposed to know exactly how to win over a goth girl. You have to figure it out like a mystery! A mystery of the heart!Your eyelids start to droop as the fatigue of the day catches up to you. Your last thoughts before you lull off to dreamland are of a big tiddy goth gf[END]
>>4438767>We wake up the next morning feeling a strange urge to do some crunches so we can get six-pack abs.
Thread archivedhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/4418935/Thank you to everyone who participated in both parts of this thread, and I'm extremely sorry it took so long to get this part up. Not sure when next quest will go up. Hopefully sometime near the end of the month.If you want to read back through the rest of this quest, the archive link is here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Mystery%20InvestigationAnd if you want announcements for when the next quest appears, here's twitter: https://twitter.com/PkArttHope you all stay safe these days
>>4440476I... uh...Is the quest over OVER? I mean, it's not a bad thing that it finished, just looked a bit abrupt.I feel like there might have been room to make the story go a bit further.Oh well, looking forward to your next quest!
>>4440921Nah, just the end of this thread. Still more mystery to come