The Grail War continues, and you've recently gotten engaged... by accident.You are Shinji Makiri, Ten years ago you suddenly found yourself with the memories of a complete past life that saw this world as a fictional story due to some unprecedented form of inter-dimensional transportation. Since that day, your new composite being has been working to change the grim future laid out for you.To that end, you have done much, involving yourself with events and situations that have shifted the future away from the one that you once would have faced and instead onto one of uncertainty and chaos.The Fifth Holy Grail War lies ahead of you, and the challenge and danger it represents to you, the people you care for and the world itself is far greater than you could have ever predicted. Though the grail might be corrupted and the war itself might be a sham, the stakes couldn't be higher.Archive of Paradox Reincarnator: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Fate/Paradox%20ReincarnatorGeneral Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=WhatIsAQMStatus Menu: https://pastebin.com/LhUfnHD2Shinji Status Page: https://pastebin.com/UNxStSSQMy Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatIsAQMLast Thread: >>4623343
This is it! This is the moment you've been training for martial arts for! Finally, an opponent who you can be certain isn't going to easily overwhelm you! You prepare yourself to use your best opener in the moments you have before the wolf reaches you. Snake Style. A form of attack that is completely and truly impossible for literally any sort of being to see through, even those such as Saber who have a level of instinct capable of allowing them to avoid taking lethal damage from the incomplete form of the Tsubame Gaeshi are powerless against the this particular martial art. Of course, while your own level of skill isn't yet at Kuzuki-sensei's level, you're still something of a prodigy.You whip your left hand forwards, prepared to strike at a vital point like a snake in order to finish this battle quickly! To your great alarm though, the body of the wolf pivots away from your blow in mid air, avoiding your attack almost completely as it crashes into you! Impossible! They saw through your Snake Style? But your form was perfect! You manage to roll away from the beast before it can pin you under its considerable weight. So... it saw through Snake-Style? Either it's somehow seen it before, you messed up somehow, or this opponent is of a caliber of fighting skill even greater than Saber! The third options sounds terribly unlikely, Saber is really very talented as a swordswoman, and that talent is massively reinforced by her Instinct being so great. Against Sasaki Kojiro, if every other ability of a Servant other than those relating to fighting with a sword alone were stripped away and their stats were somewhat equalized, you feel like of the original cast of Fate/Stay Night, only Saber would have a true shot at winning, even then she would likely only be able to win perhaps ten percent of the time. Of course, this is all speculation, but seeing as Kojiro was quite literally talented enough with his blade to break reality itself, it's a sure bet to say that in sword skill he's probably at the top. You snap yourself out of your distracting thoughts! You're in a battle! This is no time to mentally make comparisons between the skill of sword wielders! That sounds like something Shirou would do! You rise to your feet. Your right arm burning with pain, still yet to heal properly. At least you managed to get the majority of those splinters out of your back, otherwise rolling away would've been excruciating and you likely would've lost the fight then and there due to being incapacitated from the pain.The wolf seems to be eyeing you carefully, clearly it wasn't anticipating your usage of that particular martial art, even if it managed to dodge out of the way of your strike. Seems like it really was aware of Snake-style, then? A wolf with a golden coat...
It jumps towards you once again, and this time you decide to rely on the form of martial arts you're greater with. Bajiquan! You duck under the careless wolf's attempt to bite one of your legs and ram your right elbow into an exposed vital of the wolf! You feel the flesh of the vital spot of the wolf give way for perhaps a quarter of a second before it suddenly becomes as hard as iron! You grit your teeth in pain, shape-shifting?! Wait a minute, that settles it! This golden wolf is somebody you know, and you're in real trouble if he's not just playing around!The wolf, unperturbed by your last attack, knocks you to the floor with unreal strength. Basically a gentle tap was all it required to make your legs completely buckle. The wolf towers over you, not bothering to grow into a larger form like you know it is capable of doing, but instead simply pacing a single paw upon your chest. There's not much force behind the action, but you know that if the wolf wished to do so, it could crush your entire rib cage by simply pressing down, you know that this beast has a level of physical strength eclipsing that of a Servant!>"You win, Lugh.">"Amethyst, would you mind uh... doing something?!">"That was fun, where's Touko, by the way?">This battle isn't over yet! Use Truth to form a weapon! You aren't just going to accept defeat!>Write-in...
>>4630908>"That was fun, where's Touko, by the way?"
>>4630908>>"That was fun, where's Touko, by the way?"
>>4630908>Alright, you win. Where's Touko? Did she get my message?
30 minutes till I call.
>guys my divk is stuck in a toaster agin plz help.>camera pans out >guys... GUYS!>toaster servant stands up>”master i will now disengaged the clamps”> can feel my dick again>hug toaster servant>the end
>>4630924True.>>4630908>"That was fun, where's Touko, by the way?"
You smile up at the wolf towering over you. "Well, that was fun. Where's Touko by the way?" Lugh isn't about to kill you, you think. He's not really the sort of person to kill just for the sake of killing, especially not if he's here at Touko's request. At least you hope not. The idea of misreading the situation pops up in your mind before you dismiss it.The wolf doesn't seem like it was expecting that sort of response, and it hesitates for a moment before a haze of magic obscures your view for a moment. You feel the tremendous weight of the wolf's strength lifted off your chest and in place of it is a boy that appears no more than 12 years old. "Aw, I was hoping that Touko didn't tell you about me. Though with how often she talks about you whenever I meet her, I suppose I shouldn't have been too surprised that she'd tell her star apprentice about me." Lugh sounds disappointed at you figuring out who he was. In truth, you actually were told about Lugh by Touko, but not really at any great length. To the point where you were able to momentarily forget the existence of the ancient being pouting before you. "She said that you were a wielder of a power with truly incredible mystery, so I'm a little surprised that you didn't try using it on me." Did Lugh... want you to use your Truth manipulation on him? The boy then smiles. "Or were you just afraid of using it to hurt your teacher's old familiar?" You honestly don't know what might have happened had you tried to use your magical abilities, the fight may have ended up taking a more lethal turn, and while you can regenerate from wounds, you truly doubt you'd survive a serious battle with Lugh, at least right now. Not to mention the fact that Lugh is right, you don't really want to use the full extent of your abilities against somebody who isn't truly an enemy. Call it a mental inhibition.You get up as you decide just how to word your response. Beings like Lugh are possibly even more fickle than the gods themselves. "I guess so. If you really want to see my power, I can show you a little later on." Lugh's eyes light up a little upon you saying that. Seems that he really wants to see your power for some reason. You can probably blame Touko for getting an Incarnated Elemental excited about the prospect of fighting you. "But we're getting a little distracted here, we already know each other's names, but I feel like it would only be polite if we properly introduced ourselves. You dust yourself off with your right hand, finally healed up. You offer a hand to the boy standing in front of you. "I'm Shinji Makiri, it's a pleasure to meet you, Lugh Beowulf." There's practically no danger anymore, unless you manage to somehow offend the boy, that is.
The boy decides to take the proffered hand and shakes it. "Likewise. I feel just a little bit bad about not noticing your injuries before attacking, it's really no fun to just fight somebody when they aren't at their best. Do you think you would've done better if you were fully healed up?" There's simple curiosity in his voice as he asks that.You scratch the back of your head as you laugh nervously. "Hehe, maybe? Who can say? It's obvious that I can't beat somebody like you with my martial arts alone though." Not unless you managed to surpass Kuzuki in skill overnight, and that's obviously not going to happen any time soon. You might be one of the best martial artists alive on the planet right now, but even the level of skill you possess isn't even close to being able to fight against beings above humanity through prowess alone."Maybe I'll have to fight you again some time then... I won't have to hold back nearly as much if you promise to use your full power against me, right?" The childish smile he has on his face disguises the true danger of the statement. As he's the same sort of being as Arcueid, Lugh's full power, though not nearly as great as the power of Arcueid at one hundred percent, is truly terrifying. Even True Magic isn't a certain way to achieve victory against him."Uh... right." You feel like accepting the offer to fight some time in the future is one of ridiculous danger, but denying the gold haired boy the right to a rematch with you would be an even more foolish prospect, offending somebody who could hit you with enough force to reduce your body to a red and pink slime really isn't something you want to do. "You never did tell me where Touko was.""Oh right, she sent me to this forest to go fetch you and your friends. Tells me that she wants you to accompany her on a vampire hunt." He seems rather chipper about the idea. "One of the the Elder title Dead Apostle Ancestors too!" You feel a shiver run down your spine, that means that a vampire from the Age of Gods! But what are they doing here in Fuyuki? "She's back at your house now, preparing some sort of countermeasure to his abilities. It's not often I hear Touko talk about being overwhelmed without even being given a chance to escape."
>>4630953So, looks like Touko got your message after all, and she's already back at your home? This is excellent news indeed, but you are going to need to find your allies before you return. You then have a sudden realization! You can simply call them to find them! You grab your phone from one of your pockets, and are glad for the rugged design of mobiles before the dawn of smartphones. Then you immediately see that you don't have any service in the middle of the forest. Looks like you're going to have to try finding them the old fashioned way.>Just walk back to the Einzbern Castle now, even the goddess Tamamo should think twice before fighting you with an Incarnated Elemental like Lugh at your side.>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.>Ask Lugh something before you set off towards your allies again (What?)>Head another direction with Lugh instead of North (What direction?)>Write-in...
>>4630954>>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.Explain the situation to him. If you won't show up to tell your allies what's up they might attack Tamamo. Tell him you will compensate him for this.
I'll call the vote in...Eh, let's say the next hour is the cutoff point.That's a fair amount of time to wait.
>>4630954>>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.I dunno, promise him a battle in the future as compensation. You know, after all this wild shit is dealt with.
>>4630954>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.Desperate times and all that jazz. At least we won't be returning empty handed.
>>4630954>Just walk back to the Einzbern Castle now, even the goddess Tamamo should think twice before fighting you with an Incarnated Elemental like Lugh at your side.If he's fine with being ridden, he'll offer himself
I wish I knew anything at all about Lugh, but I am just a dirty secondary.
>>4630954>>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.Ask him nicely. Promise him compensation.
>>4630954>Just walk back to the Einzbern Castle now, even the goddess Tamamo should think twice before fighting you with an Incarnated Elemental like Lugh at your side.We can use this time to do small talk. Ask him about how he saw through Snake-Style.
>>4630954>>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount
>>4630954>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.
>>4630954>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.Hey do you think this will give us the chance to get like, Riding A++ or EX?
>>4630954>>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.
Delaying the call.Got busy.
>>4630906>"That was fun, where's Touko, by the way?"
>>4631051Shit too late, didn’t even scroll down to see if it had already been called. Please do forgive my retardation.>>4630954>Ask Lugh if you can ride atop his back in order to reunite with your allies quicker. After all, it would be far faster that way. Though Lugh may take offense to a request to be used as a mount.
Enjoying this so far, thanks Whatis. Won't be able to vote, 12 hour drive to my beach house.
You hesitate. Are you... really about to ask this? Well, Lugh seems to at least be somewhat interested in you, so what harm can come of simply asking the boy for a favor like this? "Excuse me, Lugh?" You feel just a smidge uncomfortable around the boy, knowing that he could crush you with ease if he wanted to. "You can call me Beo." The boy corrects for you. "After all, I should extend the courtesy I grant to your teacher to you, right?" He shrugs, it seems that he must've somewhat managed to get over the defeat he suffered at the hands of... what was his name? Soujuurou... Shizuki, was it? That fight must've happened almost two decades ago now! "Ok, Beo... I have... a slight favor I want to ask you." You may as well just come out and say what it is you want."A favor...? Well, alright. This is a good way to make myself feel a little better about attacking you when you clearly weren't in the state for it." He sounds a little disappointed with his own actions, and seems to believe that you would've been able to have fought him to a greater degree had you not been injured to start with. Maybe you would've been able to use your skills to a marginally better degree, but without relying on your magic, you doubt you'd even be able to make the current Lugh flinch. Even when you felt a blow connect on him, his body simply adapted to the damage. Of course, with the fact that he's immune to all magecraft of lower mystery than himself, you don't even know if Truth could function on him. Then again, can you really call the manipulation of Truth a form of magecraft? It's something that no other magus on the planet could ever hope to replicate without sharing your Element, which as far as you can understand, is truly unique and unable to be copied by any being native to this world... or perhaps even native to this entire universe!"Well, I was wondering if I could perhaps maybe uh... ride on your back? It would let us reunite with my allies far faster, right?" You really hope this doesn't offend him. You wouldn't be able to stop him should he decide that you were too irritating and simply squashed you. Of course, he's not really acted like the sort of person who would do that anyway."Really, that's all you wanted to ask?" Lugh thankfully doesn't sound offended by your request. "It's a little odd, as far as requests go and most people would probably be too scared to actually think about it, but..." Lugh's body once again is surrounded by a haze of magical energy as his form shifts to a golden wolf once more, though this time the wolf he transforms into isn't merely the size of a small bear, instead, he transforms into a great golden behemoth of a wolf that would be more apt in size comparison to a truck than a mere bear.
Lugh in this form, apparently rendered incapable of human speech, uses his head to beckon you to climb atop his back. You quickly oblige him before he decides to change his mind, and, after a few seconds of sniffing at the air, the colossal wolf quickly charges off! You hang on for dear life as Lugh gleefully rampages through the forest, slashing apart centuries old trees with ease as he does, Lugh must be moving at least a few hundreds of kilometers an hour! He might even be faster than Rider's Pegasus, and he's not even really giving it his all! Is this the difference that exists between a Phantasmal Beast like Pegasus and one of the highest level of power and mystery like Lugh? You definitely would have slipped right off the back of the golden beast had he not been making a genuine effort to keep you atop him. You doubt even Rider would have the ability to ride Lugh should he wish to dismount his Rider. In fact, he is probably even more difficult to ride than a genuine dragon! It only takes a few minutes until you find yourself in a clearing with all of your allies staring at the arrival of the colossal beast in alarm. Even Avenger is apparently startled by the path of destruction Lugh so gleefully cut right through the forest in order to reach your allies. He has a somewhat shorter blade drawn, though you're too dazed to really get a good look at it before falling off the back of the large golden wolf and being forced to gaze up at the sky.You can vaguely hear the worried voices of your allies as you slump to the ground, your clothes are actually in quite the poor state right now, what with all the holes and tears your escapades have managed to earn your really quite expensive outfit. Maybe you should just start wearing armor?There's something of a standstill as your allies clearly don't know what to make of the appearance of the great golden wolf carrying the de-facto leader of the group, and you can vaguely hear them talking among themselves as the blood begins to flow properly in your body."Look, Tohsaka... I don't think that things a Servant. Nobody can feel the presence of a Servant on it, not even Saber or Avenger!" You hear Shirou's pleading voice trying to convince Rin not to do anything stupid. If she attacked Lugh, then she almost certainly wouldn't survive. She'd probably have more luck trying to face the Berserker of the original Fifth Grail War alone than she would have fighting Lugh."That's probably because it's clearly a Phantasmal Beast summoned through a Servant's Noble Phantasm! We can't just do nothing! We have the opportunity to do something here! We have it outnumbered three... two to one!" Rin corrects herself. Looks like Betty really has fallen asleep on you. How annoying.
"This beast does not seem to be acting with hostility towards us." You hear Saber's calm observation. "If it is the work of another Servant, I believe that we ought to give them the opportunity to reveal themselves. Besides, they clearly don't mean us harm, otherwise they would not have returned Shinji here to us." "Hrmph, maybe you're right, Saber, but I don't trust this thing. As a magus, it's really giving me the creeps, isn't anyone else getting that?" Illya murmurs in agreement with Rin, but neither Sakura nor Shirou seem to agree with her assessment of the situation. Avenger just stands with his weapon at the ready, prepared to make a move should he be required to. As is true of Saber, who despite her disarming words, is clearly ready for an attack to come at any moment! You briefly wonder where Tamamo is right now. Looks like you managed to escape after all! What a relief... you're sure this peace isn't going to last.Your allies seem to pause for a moment as you get to your feet, clearly expecting an explanation for what exactly you've been up to.>Vote on Both>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>Tell your allies a less truthful rendition of the events that occurred within the Castle.>Lie through your teeth about basically everything relating to Tamamo. None can know.>Write-in...And>Tell your allies just who and what Lugh is.>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.>Tell your allies Lugh is actually a Servant. If Lugh has yet to introduce himself he must have a reason as to why.>Write-in...
>>4631126>>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.That's a polite thing to do.
>>4631126>>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>>Tell your allies just who and what Lugh is.We literally have a charisma skill that's made for cooling off disagreements and conflicts between other people, we should probably use it. Also there's literally no reason to lie about Tamamo
>>4631126>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.
>>4631126>>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>Tell your allies just who and what Lugh is.
>>4631126>>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo>>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.
>>4631126Oh right, as an additional can we make a comment to Avenger about how he was right when we tried to avoid making any promises and the fox still twisted it into what she wanted to hear.
>>4631126>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.covering up anything will only harm us later.>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.but also make sure to tell them not to fight
>>4631126>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.Inb4 tamamo is already at our house chilling with the fox cub.
>>4631126>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.If he chooses not to introduce himself, just vouch for him
Well shit, i didnt noticed that someone began this shinji quest, fuck me.>>4631126>>Tell your allies exactly what happened with Tamamo.>>Allow Lugh to introduce himself. He doesn't seem to trust your allies as much as he trusted you.>>pet lugh
>>4631195About the story?Its fine lol, but a lot different than i expected.
>>4631197Original war would be to easy for us so QM decided to make all kinds of fucked up.
>>4631197what were you expecting? Probably not this much absurdity which i think is great honestly
>>4631201oh it would be so fucking easy, look up the original threads on /a/, the hardest part was just outmaneuvering Zouken, HGW was easy and continued to become easier after Reality Marbles and Dragon Blood got into the mix
You look at each of your allies as you decide you may as well just tell the truth about what happened between yourself and Tamamo. After all, it can hardly be called your fault that she's such a damn nutcase that she wanted to marry you within moments of meeting you, right? Maybe Monica was right about what she told you way back..."Ok so this is gonna sound a little bit strange, but I'll just give you a brief rundown. First, I went into the Castle by myself, not wanting to put Illya in danger. Then as I was exploring, I found myself succumbing to a curse of sleep that caused me to lose consciousness." It's annoying that you were unable to avoid falling victim to a simple curse, but there's nothing to be done about it now. "I knew that goddess wasn't to be trusted." Avenger crosses his arms, an expression that could only be called irritated vindication on his face. Perhaps his loathing of the gods is somewhat justified after all. Though you can't say you hate Tamamo for how she's acting. You just... don't know if it's a good idea to accept the love of a goddess when it would certainly lead to your own destructive end. Regardless of that, you barely even know Tamamo outside of what you've read of her! "Right... but it doesn't end there. After a brief conversation while I was tied to a chair, Second Caster... the goddess, that is... she uhm... well she kind of..." Your eyes darting back and forth between both Illya and Sakura. "Well she uh..." You find yourself really struggling to speak the next few words.Sakura clenches her fists in anger as an uncharacteristically angry expression appears on her face. "What is it, Onii-chan? What did this... woman do?" Sakura seems to catch herself at the end of her sentence, sounds like she was going to say something a little more aggressive than 'woman'. You sigh. There's no real easy way to say this but "Well then she decided that I was to marry her and that we were officially engaged." The entire forest seems to go so silent that you could hear a pin drop, the faces of everyone around you displaying their clear confusion, even Lugh tilts his head at you. The only one who doesn't look confused by your words is Avenger, and that's because he's too busy scowling.""What."" Illya and Sakura say in unison. You knew something like this was going to happen."I... I never agreed to anything like that! She simply asked me if I would adopt a fox she would be unable to look after if she fell in battle, and I basically told her maybe! I... I never agreed! She just decided to ignore what I said in favor of hearing what she wanted to hear!" You try to talk your way out of things. "I then had no choice but to flee, so I had my Kaleidostar try to get me out of there!" You quickly try to change the subject by getting back to the matter at hand.
>>4631201I noticed.Shame about medea, hope we get her back in not so long.>>4631202I was not expecting that much servants or manaka.>>4631205Gil was also a problem because a serious gil is very annoying to defeat.
You can hear your Kaleidostar nervously humming as you bring it up, and you frown as you grab a hold of the star shaped emblem pretending to be a badge. "Uhm... Master? Did I say that I was really sorry about what happened with the uhm... warp? I've properly calibrated myself now, and I can confirm that no such accidents will occur should you require a short-range warp once again...""You dropped me into the forest from like twenty kilometers in the air! I could've died you know!?" You can't help but yell at the apparently useless star as it droops slowly to the ground the wings of the star wilted and sad looking. You frown at Rin when you notice her smirking at you. Laugh it up while you can, Rin! "Anyway, moving on. After I survived my escape from the Castle, I found myself stranded in the deep forest, and with Betty asleep..."You gesture a hand at the girl asleep on one of the car seats. You wonder if she fell asleep there or if one of the others decided to move her. "I was quite unable to get into contact with any of you through her.""Ah yes, we did try to wake her, but she was quite impossible to stir." She looks somewhat apologetic as she explains what happened to you. "In the end, I simply decided it would be more prudent to allow your Servant to rest in comfort than on the floor of the forest." Oh? So it was Saber who did it? Funny, you were certain it would've been Shirou.You decide to continue with your story after Saber finishes her brief interjection "Anyway, I ended up coming across my uh... well I want to say friend, but I'm not quite sure where we stand right now. All I can really say is that he gave me his assistance and I am truly grateful to him for that. Why don't you introduce yourself?" To your surprise, Lugh once again shifts into his human form, though there's a key difference to him this time. Namely, the fluffy golden tail he now sports as well as the dog-like ears sprouting from his head. What on earth is he playing at? "N-nice to meet you everyone, my name is... My name is Fenri. I'm a wolf spirit, but I'm not really from this country..." Lugh bows rather awkwardly as he plays pretend. "It's nice to meet you!""What did I tell you, Tohsaka." Shirou has a goofy smile on his face. "I told you he wasn't dangerous." Rin doesn't look happy at having been proven wrong, but this is Rin, so of course she wouldn't be happy about being proven wrong, especially not by Shirou of all people. "It's nice to meet you too, Fenri." Shirou happily walks up to Lugh and offers him a handshake. Lugh almost looks a little bit guilty as he accepts the handshake. Looks like he feels kind of bad about his deception, but you can understand it. Can't just go around telling everyone you're an Incarnated Elemental, especially not among the notoriously untrustworthy magi.
"So, it looks like the Castle is kind of a bust. I don't know about you guys, but I'd rather not go back after Second Caster right now." You look towards the direction of the Castle and expect Tamamo to burst out and come racing towards you. "I agree." Sakura says really very quickly. Seems that she really doesn't want you to spend any more time in Tamamo's presence. Her happy smile seems to be masking something quite a bit less happy.You shrug as you continue. "For now, I believe it would be best if we returned to my house. I received a message from my teacher that she has returned." You look at the car and you quickly realize that there are becoming far too many people to really fit in the car. Looks like you're going to have to cram in again. Unless...>Ask 'Fenri' if you can ride on him back to your house, he seemed to enjoy it, honestly. >Looks like 'Fenri' is going to be sitting on somebodies lap.>Just have Lugh make his own way back.>Take one last look around the forest before leaving. You might find some hints about that other Servant you felt.>Write-in...
>>4631208We would be able to gank him, if we played it perfectly, all 7 servants would be on our side and Saber would have Avalon
>>4631210>>Looks like 'Fenri' is going to be sitting on somebodies lap.
>>4631210>>Ask 'Fenri' if you can ride on him back to your house, he seemed to enjoy it, honestly.Not sure if we should stay close to the car or just rush ahead.
>>4631210>>Just have Lugh make his own way back.
>>4631210>Looks like 'Fenri' is going to be sitting on somebodies lap.Make the doggy sit on rin's lap, just to see how she reacts.>>4631214There are a lot of things that could go wrong as usual with this quests, but i guess.
>>4631210>Looks like 'Fenri' is going to be sitting on somebodies lap.What do we have to bribe Touko with to keep Lugh around? He is simply too precious.
>>4631210>Looks like 'Fenri' is going to be sitting on somebodies lap.
>>4631210>Looks like 'Fenri' is going to be sitting on somebodies lap.Rins lap. Fuck it why not.
Flash vote!You have three people who currently need to sit on somebodies laps.>Betty, who is currently asleep (Though if you want you can wake her and remove the problem)>Illya>LughThere are five potential uh, laps.Yourself, Shirou, Sakura, Rin, or Saber (Though she might find driving a little more difficult.)Who do you want on whos lap?If you really want you could probably fit three people on your lap in the middle seat but it wouldn't be very comfortable for you.
>>4631271Betty on our lap.Illya and Lugh can decide for themself.
>>4631271Betty on Shinji's lapIllya on Shirou's lap Lugh on Rin lap
>>4631271>Lugh on Rin's Lap>Betty on Shinji's Lap>Illya on Shirou's Lap
15 minutes till I begin to write.
>>4631271nice minkye art. he makes good vincis
>>4631271>Betty on Shinji's lap>Illya on Shirou's lap>Lugh on Rin's lap>Avenger on Sakura's lap
Looks like everyone is going to be in the car again, but with two more people with you, this might get at little bit... complicated. While you could probably wake up Betty if you wanted to, you don't really want to be cruel to the girl and awaken her from such a peaceful slumber. "Alright everyone, this might get a little cramped. Saber, you're driving again. Illya, would you mind sitting on Shirou's lap? Betty can't take a spiritual form while she's asleep so she'll be sitting on my lap." That leaves only one person... Where is Lugh going to sit...? Hmm... "So are we... taking the wolf spirit with us then?" Rin looks at Lugh with an inquisitive eye, clearly still not sure whether or not she trusts the admittedly adorable looking wolf boy, his ears twitch slightly when he hears himself mentioned."Ah! Rin, thank you for volunteering! Fenri, you'll be sitting on Rin's lap. Don't worry, she might look like she's heartless and cold, but she's actually a surprisingly kind and gentle person underneath her icy cold magus exterior." You smirk at Rin as you taunt her. "She's just really really good at hiding it sometimes." You give an incredibly exaggerated shrug as you trash talk Rin for your own entertainment. Of course, the words are actually true. Rin is a caring person, it's just hard not to get mad at somebody for talking about you like you're some sort of ice queen."Shinji you son of a bitch!" Seems that might have been a little too far, and in the blink of an eye, you find a barrage of six Gandr shots being blasted directly at your chest, they aren't of a variety that would do more than give you a bad case of the cold should they hit you though. Of course, in response you simply hold out a hand and begin chanting..."Deny. Deny. Deny. Deny. Deny. Deny." The Gandr shots fizzle out in the air before they ever even reach you, it's kind of a pathetic display, actually. Rin's rate of fire is pretty impressive, but she's going to have to do better than that to get you! "Wow Rin, and I was complimenting you as well! That wasn't very nice of you." You're pretty sure that Rin is moments away from unlocking her own version of Madness Enhancement before she is stopped by a tugging on her sleeve, Lugh looking up with her with an innocent face."Please don't be mad, miss. I don't like seeing people fight..." The boy lies. But it seems to have the intended effect on the near berserk twin-tailed girl, and the anger seems to escape her utterly as she slumps her shoulders. It... wasn't actually what you had originally intended, but Lugh seems to have capitalized on the opportunity to immediately gain Rin's trust. What a devilishly smart wolf he is. You might have to apologize to Rin later on about what you said to her. Maybe.
"Yes, I believe we ought to follow the guidance of the spirit here." Saber muses. "To have allies fight amongst themselves is a truly saddening thing to see." You feel guilty as Saber speaks in a melancholic tone, jeez, way to kill the mood, Saber. "We should retreat back to our base of operations for the night though. If we aren't to assault this goddess, there is naught to gain by dallying in this place." Saber basically orders everyone to get in the car, and everyone is quick to oblige her orders. You end up patting Betty's sleeping head while you drive, and Illya herself doesn't seem entirely content with her position anymore, and despite the presence of Betty on your lap, she still tries to wedge herself between you and Shirou. It's a tremendously awkward display. Sakura has a sinister looking smirk on her face for the entire trip home, and you kind of dread to imagine why.Of course, the most amusing display is Lugh on Rin's lap. The wolf-like boy clearly not at all comfortable with the interior of a vehicle, and seems to move about the front passenger seat like one might expect a dog would. You can tell that Rin is trying to keep her patience with the actions of the wolf boy, and she probably understands that this is Lugh's first time inside a car as well. While you recall something about him riding aboard a train once, and also a boat, by the way he's acting, it's obvious that driving in a car is an entirely new sensation for him. All the amusement ceases the moment that Saber slams on the brakes. Standing in the middle of the road is the unmistakable presence of a Servant. Clad in heavy looking horned armor with red accents and wielding a greatsword in a single hand. "Come out and fight me, Saber!" Your mind struggles to recall just who this Servant is, but you... you know you know! Hold on a second! It's her Noble Phantasm! Her Noble Phantasm seals her identity! Then there's only one person this could be! Still, despite properly figuring out just who this fully armored Saber that seems to have some sort of grudge against King Arthur, you can't actually see anything about the Servant herself. You probably ought to work on a countermeasure for it... you wonder if reciting a few lines of your aria would break the effect? Probably not.>"Saber. That Servant out there... do you recognize them at all?">"We don't have time for this! Avenger! Go out there and get rid of Second Saber for us please!">"I'll handle this, everyone. I believe diplomacy is the best way to achieve our victory here.">"Sakura. Could you handle this? I want to see just what your magic can do against a Servant.">Write-in...
>>4631419I'll handle this everyone. Sorry am in the ER so yeah.
>>4631419>>"I'll handle this, everyone. I believe diplomacy is the best way to achieve our victory here."We should be able to persuade her. Just promise her an opportunity to fight a great evil together with her father.Mordred will happily jump at any opportunity to prove herself to Saber.
>>4631419>"I'll handle this, everyone. I believe diplomacy is the best way to achieve our victory here."
>>4631419>>"Saber. That Servant out there... do you recognize them at all?"Saber go hug your daughterson, please
>>4631419>>"I'll handle this, everyone. I believe diplomacy is the best way to achieve our victory here."Saber is pretty fast so I like these odds
I swear to God, with the rate of these servants, we're gonna see Medb and Perseus soon
>>4631419>>"Saber. That Servant out there... do you recognize them at all?"
Thirty minutes till I call, this next update will be the last of the day.
>>4631419>Diplomacy I wonder if morud is influenced by the ladykiller charisma despite roomtemp IQ and brain issues
>>4631496Definitely, roomtemp IQ would make it easier
Mo-san as retard as always.Wish it was her cuter tanned rider version, to be honest, but oh well.
You undo your seatbelt and shift Betty's sleeping body towards Shirou and Illya. "Everyone. I'll handle this. I feel like I can convince this Servant against fighting us." "Yeah, just don't 'convince' them into trying to marry you this time." Rin quips as Sakura quickly gets out of the car in order to let you out to try to talk to the Servant. "Shut up, Rin." Your retort is a basic one, but it gets the message across as you leave the car.You walk towards the Armored Servant with your hands clearly visible. Obviously unarmed, even... You strain to force out the name of the Saber in front of you... Mordred... shouldn't want to cut down an unarmed opponent who clearly wishes to converse. What sort of a knight would she be if she did that? Well, a bad one, obviously. But you're hoping that with Saber here, Mordred won't just execute you heartlessly. Not a good look in front of her father... mother... you know what? You don't care. You're just going to settle for 'parent'."Second Saber!" You call out."Second?" The red clad knight mutters, annoyed. Maybe not the best choice of words. "Why am I Second Saber? Do you know when I was summoned, you blue haired runt?" You frown. "Call it an educated guess. You wanna hear another educated guess?" You smirk at the helmeted girl before you. You aren't intimidated by Mordred in the slightest. Pretty hard to be intimidated by a complete idiot with more brain issues than a psychology magazine."Go ahead, before I get tired and remove it." Oh wow, she must've been working on that one for a while. That was almost threatening. Who are you kidding?You make your next words a whisper, too quiet for your allies to hear back at the car. "I know who you are behind that helmet of yours." The Armored Servant seems to flinch backwards as you say those words. "Oh of course, that helmet might be able to trick even your own... father. But I'm a little more difficult to fool than most, Mordred." She flinches back again, clearly bewildered at her own Noble Phantasm failing her. She's probably wondering just how exactly modern magecraft could so easily see through the Noble Phantasm concealing her identity. How foolish though, to attempt to conceal the truth from the one with control over the very concept of it. "You... have my attention." Mordred doesn't quite look like she knows what to make of the failure of her Noble Phantasm. Even her own parents wouldn't be able to see through that Noble Phantasm, she knows that, so how the hell could you? It brings you no end of satisfaction knowing you've managed to confuse Mordred. Not that confusing her is that difficult. You probably could've achieved the same ends by asking her to solve basic algebra or add more than three numbers together.
You take another step forwards, closing the distance between you and Mordred to one that could be considered dangerous if you hadn't managed to pretty much stun the Servant into inaction through bewilderment. "Your attention? Good. Because your name isn't the only thing that I know about you." You say with a great amount of satisfaction."You don't know anything about me you damn...!" Mordred is floundering. It's probably only that she's so shocked that she hasn't gutted you for getting so close, you can strengthen the bond between a Master and a Servant, so all you need is to keep her distracted for a few seconds after grabbing her and you'll be able to sever her contract and take her as your own Servant!"Your wish." You cut Mordred off. "What if I could offer you the opportunity to have your wish granted, without even requiring the Holy Grail?" Mordred goes to open her mouth, and you smirk. "The Sword of Selection: Caliburn. Tragically destroyed in your lifetime so you could never use it to prove yourself as a true successor to the throne, tell me I'm wrong." Mordred says nothing. "I happen to know a man capable of perfectly replicating that very sword, every single facet of it's history. Don't you wish to prove yourself to your father, Mordred?" You smile at the helmeted girl, who suddenly seizes up when you approach close enough to touch her. "Rejoice, Saber! For your wish shall be granted!"Oddly, Mordred tries to back away from you as you reach out a hand to touch her "N-no..." You hear Mordred squeak out in a pained voice as she tries to fight against an invisible force, and before you can make another move, a heavy iron gauntlet smashes into your face and plunges you into darkness.You wake up. The room is pitch black. You can't see anything, but you can feel that your magical energy has been almost completely drained. You can feel your energy leaving your body, but it seems that the rate of your own recovery now that you've regained consciousness is able to slightly overwhelm the drain! Amethyst is missing... again. Wow, taken prisoner twice in one night! Even Shirou never managed to do this!>Call out to Mordred. You seemed to be so close to getting her on your side! She must be nearby.>Wait for your magical energy to recover before using Truth to make an escape.>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!>Write-in...
>>4631591>>Call out to Mordred. You seemed to be so close to getting her on your side! She must be nearby.We keep getting kidnapped and knocked out
>>4631591Ah, overconfident fucks us over twice in one night. Not really the best showing for our allies.Hindsight is 20/20 but we really should have brought someone out with us to ensure Shinji didn't get ganked by a command spell activation.Live and learn I suppose.>Write-in...(See if Betty is awake)>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!
>>4631613You seem to have a talent for it.
>"Rejoice, Saber! For your wish shall be granted!"wait no>>4631591>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!>see if betty is not on the dreamlands, again
>>4631591>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!Honestly curious as to how we got nabbed when the car was right there.
>>4631591>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!Servant: Shinji MakiriClass: DamselMordred, you're technically a prince, save us.
>>4631591>>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!Use the teachings of Houdini.Y'know, if we knew her Master was the one who killed Touko I don't get why we took this risk, but whatever, we'll pull something out of our ass.
>>4631618This is our downfall.Confidence is being lost in our leadership, people are gonna start questioning Shinji's decisions, and when it comes time for the real drastic "Do you trust me!" moments that WILL come, we won't have the social capital to get the sure "Yes" and it's gonna get people killed.We gotta stop fuckin up like this!
>>4631649ok like most of our team is gonna trust us no matter what so I think we're good
You know, I thought it was impossible for you guys to screw up more than when you went after Manaka early, but... well here we are.The next update is going to be some great stuff.You just gave me the opportunity to do something I didn't think I'd actually get to do!
I just wanna be nice and make friends and it just keeps screwing us over
>>4631652Don't take the faith and good will of our allies for granted. That's the most dangerous trap we can fall into.
>>4631655What if you just wanted a bad end...But god said no.
OK.Now before I sign off for the night, I want everyone to put their heads together and gather up all the evidence about who Mordred's Master could possibly be.It's possible with the hints I've dropped to 100 percent guess their identity.
And no, it's not Kiritsugu. You're getting that one for free.
>>4631680I bet it's Kerry, this has him written all over it.
>>4631591>>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!
however this happened, I wanna know how it happened while Lugh of all peole was watching and probably had a chance to stop it
>>4631681>And no, it's not Kiritsugu. You're getting that one for free.>I bet it's Kerry, this has him written all over it.?
>>4631690or like, Saber
>>4631678Its Rizo-Waal Strout.He killed Touko (who's workshop had Mordred's footprints in it) and placed her in a time stopping curse, and now Lugh said Touko wants to hunt an Apostle Ancestor. Hey WhatIs, can Truth reverse vampirism?
>>4631655Is situation really that bad?>>4631678It's that DAA guy who attacked Monica right? The immortal guy with a sword.>>4631698I think so too. I thought a singular stab wound to the chest was not Mordred's style.
>>4631698You know, the biggest hint I gave you was probably this gif.>can Truth reverse vampirism?Can it? Yes, theoretically.
>>4631678who the FUCK has access to time magic in this damn convoluted universe? Zelretch, Goetia/Salomon, Kiritsugu... Caubac, maybe? I'm stumped.
>>4631704Aoko, kinda.Medea can slow down time that even a servant is almost stopped but that takes a unholy amount of mana.
>>4631690>>4631695>>4631699our allies are goddamn slow
>>4631709Well, yeah. He is DEAD apostle ancestor after all.
ok I know who it is, its Rizo-Waal Strout, it matches the description Monica gave, Touko was put in some sort of stasis and Rizo has a time curse on him and in Touko's workshop, we figured out there was another person there who also had armor on and fought alongside Mordred and Rizo is known to be a knight, also QM more or less confirmed its a Dead Apostle and this is the year Altrouge is coming for us, Rizo is her right hand man so she likely sent him to fetch us. We basically fucked ourselves completely
>>4631698To add on to this Rizo-Wall Strout is a knight>The analysis of the floor allowing you to see two sets of unfamiliar footprints... both appearing to be armored boots. He would wear armored boots also he has a time curse.
it makes perfect sense, our allies couldn't help us because we're likely trapped in some kind of time magic right now
>>4631591>>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!So hey, guys. Seeing as Rizo-waal is Altrouge's bitch, she's probably on the way to give us the succ right now. Can we make with the leave?
>>4631713I mean Monica killed him in a forever death
>>4631678its discount dioMordred got a very bad master this time.
>>4631722Killed a guy who is considered invincible?Where did you get that?
>>4631719Actually? Because of Beo and our almost complete Truth Reality Marble, we have a decent answer to Primate Murder, still an extremely bad idea to go against him considering everyone else in the car
>>4631725Baitman's a speedreader and brain damaged, don't mind him.
>>4631725He turned to ash didn't he?
>>4631591>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!
>>4631703I wonder how broken absolute infinite timestop would be on the nasuverse.
>>4631728Okay, that would be awesome if we didn't find ourselves out of mana tied up in a basement. I'd assume we're on our own until otherwise.
>>4631747We should hang out with him more.
>>4631747It's not infinite right? If it was why doesn't he just timestop and kill everyone else in the war.
>>4631763Why would he? He doesn't give a shit about the war.
>>4631763maybe he can spam it like DIO
>>4631763You mean aside from the fact that he said he wouldn't use his true power during the war so the planet doesn't start trying to fuck his shit up?
>>4631763Based on what he said back when we confronted him, he's really just doing this for the fun of it. To kill time before the real eldrich fun begins.
>>4631591>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!I can't believe we got kidnapped again.How the fuck did our allies let this bullshit happen.
>>4631763He probably don't want to 1v2 both gaia and ayala.And he also don't care that much, dude is just having fun like any outsider.
>>4631591I will change my vote from >>4631689to>>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!
>Everyone blaming the others for not doing more to help.>Not blaming yourselves for putting Shinji in the situation to start with.
>>4631591>call out to potatoShe had to be forced, already down at least one CS and might be able to waste another if not dead ended.Imagine having multiple high Agility allies, including Herc who is a savvy greekoid and already seen Shinji is gullible enough to walk into traps and Lugh just stand there while you get meme'd on by a smooth brain being CS'd.
>They all just stood there doing nothing.I'm gonna have to write what happened in that scene as an interlude, aren't I?
>>4631824You can just tell us.
>>4631824They got za worlded we know, but this way we get an interlude out of you
>>4631824Probably, yeah. At this point I feel like the only useful allies we had in this war were Betty and Medea.
>>4631591>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!
>>4631824that would be cash money yes
>>4631850How dare you say that after Saber saved our asses back in Garan no Dou
>>4631850Medea has some great utility tbf, solo she probably wouldn't be as useful and we would have to be more careful instead of being buck wild as we are now but we have 2 other servants to make up for her short comings and strong ones
>>4631864I don't think that's true, with her support we might have been able to fight servants by ourselves.
>>4631824You really shouldn't have to...but if you do make it from Shirou's perspective again!
>>4631824Do it from rins or avengers perspectives
>>4631872nah we got Shirou and Rin's perspective of things, I wanna see what's going on in Sakura or Illya's noggin now
>>4631824Scratch that Illya. I want hear what she thinks
>>4631878actually nevermind, Rin or Illya, they're actually good at magic shit so they would be able to figure out what the fuck just happened
>>4631824Do it from Betty's perspective.
>>4631883would be hard, her thoughts might reveal too much about her true nature
>>4631883Wasn't Betty asleep?
>>4631850I just don't think we're giving them the right opportunities to shine.I imagine we could've had a great Alcides, Betty and Saber vs Tamamo fight if we weren't seduced by wanting to diplomacy on everyone.It's an in character wish so I'm not complaining, but it still hurts our allies when it comes to opportunities to look good.The only times they get to fight is when diplomacy isn't an option.They were all pretty great against Lancelot.Avenger needs a chance to shine.
>>4631732That was a different guy from ages ago
>>4631893I think its a good flaw that we screw ourselves over trying to save everyone by choosing non lethal and diplomatic terms, we're kinda like Shirou in a way
I can't stop feeling like with our current luck the endgame will have Roa, Altrouge, arcueid, shiki, the manakas, ciel, gil, aoko, touko, some other dead apostles, all the servants, a gaia and ayala counter guardian, etc, on a all out battle that will cause what just happened in prisma.
>>4631899I'd say its less trying to save everyone and more wanting to flex his meta knowledge
I just want him as a pet thats my new endgame
>>4631591>Just wait for whoever imprisoned you to show themselves. You'll make use of your perceived weakness from this drain to get in a sneak attack!So this is what I see after waking up, nice.
>>4631824see ya tomorrow I guess
>>4631919Apply Truth to primate murder and revert him to a happier place
>>4632089for lore reasons, a new one would just show up
>>4631711Better late than dead. I’m more worried what will happen to our allies while we’re out. Going for time travel to unfuck the mess may be becoming a necessity among much>rejoicingAnyway I wonder how many command spells the vampire has since we apparently made him burn one.
Call to Mordred>>4631613Check on Betty + Wait>>4631616Wait>>4631620>>4631625>>4631631>>4631855>>4631990>>4631997Escape>>4631632>>4631734>>4631792>>4631806Oh dear...Vote Locked.
>>4632240>>4631818This was a vote for call to morud, not that it matters. I'll word my responses less autistically in future though, it was probably a bit easy to overlook.
>>4632241Oh sorry, I totally missed that.
With your magical energy slowly recovering, you bet that you can surprise whoever the one responsible for putting you in this room! After all, there are almost no human magi that can compete with you even when you're weakened like you are! Something is gnawing at the back of your mind though, a realization you feel like you should've already made. Mordred's Master... just who are they? More importantly, how could the Servants just let you get kidnapped right in front of them? What exactly were Saber and Avenger doing? Both of them should've been able to catch Mordred if they chased her, right?For some reason, your connection to Betty feels almost non-existent, it's strange, it doesn't just feel like there's something blocking it, it also feels like there's a great distance between yourself and your Servant. Could a Command Spell even function in a setting like this? You don't think you'll have to find out and potentially waste one, thankfully. You could always use one of your command spells to recharge your magical energy too, but you feel like such an explosion of magical energy would quickly ruin your attempt of deception. Of course, you could always use one when you've actually found yourself in the room with this Master of Saber...Time passes in silence. Ten minutes. Thirty minutes. An hour. Is anybody even going to come? Or have you simply been imprisoned and left to rot. By the time you've been waiting in the darkness for about two hours and thirty minutes, you're about to change your mind about waiting about. While your magical recovery is doing alright, you're still at only about 5 percent of your magical energy.Finally though, there is the sound of a lock being undone, and you suddenly steel yourself for the enemy Master. With any luck, Mordred won't try to intervene on her Master's behalf this time. She was clearly trying to fight against the command spell so tensions between the two would have to be immensely high right now.The door opens, and the dim light of a cheap bulb on the outside of your prison floods into the room, revealing the door of your cell and the walls to be coated in thousands of stains of red. Dried blood covering every surface of the room. Of course, the realization of just what sort of room you've been sitting in pales in comparison to the person who walks through the door.Red eyes, black hair, an adorable face that hasn't aged a day since you last saw her. Altrouge Brunestud has come to fulfill the promise she made to you. You back away a step from the door. You realize at that moment just how hopeless your situation has become, as a top ranked Dead Apostle Ancestor, Altrouge is far more powerful than your average Servant.
"It's been so long since I last saw you, and my, just look how you've developed." The girl licks her lips as she approaches you, and you back up against a wall. "I hear it was quite difficult having you spirited away from that dreadful city with all those heroes parading about, but of course, my black knight can never fail." Altrouge leans in close and whispers into your ear. "Are you ready?" You go to punch Altrouge in an act of desperation, but as you even think about moving your arm to punch her, she seizes it with her hand, before caressing your face with the other. "I don't want this." Is all you say, a last plea to the better nature of somebody who probably doesn't even have a 'better nature'.Of course, Altrouge pays you no mind, and not a moment later you can feel her small fangs pierce right into your neck. There's pain, of course, but oddly, the sensation of your encroaching death and subsequent reanimation doesn't bring you fear. Just... inevitability. Would... serving this girl really be that bad? Your lifeless body hits the floor, the command spells on your hand fizzling away, and Altrouge lets out a satisfied noise. The effects of the magical contract she was etching upon you even while drinking immediately making themselves visible, as the lifeless body on the floor begins to rapidly convulse and twist in every which way.Seconds later, your body rises from the floor. The long process of transforming into a Dead Apostle having been subverted entirely thanks to the magic of the Master of Blood and Contract, the Shinji Makiri who once existed is buried deep within your mind. An unimportant personality, even now, he'd probably be trying to reverse the process of becoming a Dead Apostle, but you're not like him, his weakness got him transformed into you, why would you want to go back to that? You look up at Altrouge before deeply bowing to your new master. "I look forward to serving you, my mistress." Altrouge smiles, deeply satisfied. This is her complete victory.DEAD APOSTLE END
Tiger Dojo is a strange hint corner.If you would like to beat the game yourself,or if you would like to keep the characters' images, please be warned.
There's a notice board on the wall of the dojo, but nobody else is around. You read the notice instead. 'Unfortunately, the Dojo is closed for the night. Please come back during the daytime for more advice on how to avoid being turned into a bloodsucking vampire.' Hmmph. Rude. You look down at your hands for a moment, and realize that your nails are sharpened to the point they could rend flesh, and you find yourself with a... terrible thirst. Damn it! Even in the Tiger Dojo? At least you've not had your personality overwritten. You spot a sticky note just below the notice, and you read it. It's in your own handwriting! 'Hey, dumbass. Try running next time, maybe?' Wow, very helpful. You hadn't figured out that staying inside the building was a terrible idea all by yourself. You end up giving yourself a Tiger Stamp, you really hope this vampire gag won't carry over to the next Tiger Dojo. Hold on, next? You never want to come here again!>Call out to Mordred. You seemed to be so close to getting her on your side! She must be nearby.>Wait for your magical energy to recover before using Truth to make an escape.>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!>Write-in...
>>4632284>>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!
>>4632284Worth it for the vampire jokes in the future. Especially with Tsukihime coming up.>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!
>>4632284Call to morud, if no response immediately just yeet on out
>>4632284>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!
>>4632284>Call out to Mordred. You seemed to be so close to getting her on your side! She must be nearby.
>>4632284>>Try to find the door, you might be able to over-reinforce the lock to overload it!As tempting as it is to get Moedred on our side and deny the vamp that hurt Monica a servant, I'm not sure if we have the means to turn her without getting facefisted again.
Thirty minutes till I call it.
The door! You need to find the door to get out of this damn cell! You have no intention of sticking around to try to fight the Master of Saber! You finally make the connection that you've been subconsciously avoiding! Mordred's Master is Rizo-Waal Strout! You couldn't beat somebody like that alone even if you were at the peak of your form! You need to get out, and you think you know just the method to do so. There's something about this room that is draining your magical energy, probably to prevent you from making an escape or even trying to contact your Servant! You make your mind up and begin fumbling around in the darkness to look for the door of the room. It doesn't take long, though the walls are... oddly sticky to the touch. The door is a cold metal behemoth, created to not allow any light to pass into the room you find yourself a prisoner in. However, there aren't any magical protections upon the door itself. Clearly, this room wasn't designed to hold a magus of your caliber within its bounds.You gather up what little magical energy you can manage from your drained circuits, and you imagine the structure of the door in your head. While for a mundane lockpick, this door would take an incredibly long time to get open, you can skip such things. You focus your small reserve of magical energy into the bolt holding the door locked, and with a snapping sound and a great screeching of metal, you know that you've been met with success. You pull the door open, only to be met with the frowning face of a certain knight. You freeze in your tracks, but Mordred doesn't move an inch. Her helmet is off now, and she really does look just like Arturia.You take a tentative step forwards, and Mordred still doesn't do anything, instead she just yawns as she lazily eyes you. "Uh... Mordred? Aren't you... going to do anything to stop me?" Not that you want to be stopped, but this is just too peculiar."Huh? Nah. I was told not to let you out of that cell and to prevent any of your allies from freeing you should they have followed all this way. Far as I can tell, you got out all by yourself, right?" Mordred stretches. "The way out is down this corridor, up the stairs and then left." Mordred tells you the way out with a slight smirk on her face. "I'd suggest you don't fuck around though, my bastard Master should be back any minute now." Mordred appears to be in open rebellion to the wishes of her Master. How very fitting."Uh... right." You smile at the Knight before you take off running. "Thanks, Mordred! I owe you one!" You call back to the surprisngly helpful Servant, and you see her smiling for a moment before she catches herself and returns to an impassive frown.
True to Mordred's words, you find your freedom through following her directions. You really wish that you could've made her your Servant, but there's simply too much risk to do that right now. You don't have any magical energy left and while you suppose you could've used up two more of your command spells, you don't want to risk the wrath of Mordred's Master. Rizo-Waal Strout could probably kill both you and Mordred with little effort. You still need to pay the bastard back for hurting Monica, but that can wait for your reunion with your allies. Of course, you weren't expecting it to already be daytime!As you look about the street to try to gauge just where in Fuyuki you've ended up, your heart almost leaps into your throat. No way... this... this isn't Fuyuki at all. No. You know this place... But why the hell are you in Misaki Town?! Damn it! You need to get back to Fuyuki! You read a sign quickly to find the nearest train station and begin sprinting as fast as you can without reinforcing your body. You can't risk letting normal people see you exceeding human capabilities. Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! Are your allies alright? Come on! Where the hell is Amethyst?! You at least find the Noble Phantasm bracelet still in your pocket. Seems like they weren't quite as thorough as Tamamo was in stripping you of your magical equipment.
Dashing through the streets of Misaki town, you end up too distracted to notice where exactly you're going, and slam directly into somebody. This... feels familiar. You end up toppling to the floor and take the thick sweater wearing woman with you, red eyes looking up at you in confusion for a moment before you leap off of the person you just managed to somehow run straight into in an emotion approaching terror. Why the hell is she here?! No way! It's just your eyes playing tricks on you is all!The woman rises to her feet a few seconds after you do, and you begin to give her a clumsy apology. "My apologies, miss. I'm in something of a hurry right now, you're not injured, are you?" Your brain is trying to process the situation, and you can just tell that the moment you get a good look at the woman her identity is going to be made certain."Of course not. Bu-" The woman never gets to finish her sentence, as in the blink of an eye, she's cut to pieces by a boy wearing a navy blue school uniform. 17 pieces. No. No no no. You can't be dealing with this right now! How the hell did this end up happening?! Everything is all sorts of messed up! Shiki Tohno, the boy responsible for this apparent murder, looks at the knife in his hand and the severed body parts of Arcueid Brunestud lying at his feet, then he looks to you, his face white with panic.Somehow, you've not only found yourself in Misaki Town, but you've done so just in time for the events of Tsukihime to take place! Shiki is looking at you and then the body parts on the floor, clearly, he wants to run, but the presence of somebody else at the scene of his terrible crime has caused him to completely freeze up. You really weren't expecting to have to get involved in this before the grail war was over.>Reassure Shiki that Arcueid is very much alive.>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.>Punch Shiki for being a pain in your ass.>Say something else to Shiki (What?)>Write-in...Congratulations! You found the secret route!
>>4632346WHY.i'm just going to vote with the person most knowledgable about Tsukihime's routes lol
>>4632346>>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.This leaves an impression on both Shiki and Arc plus we have like 6 of these
>>4632346>That spoiler.Oh fuck.>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.>Punch Shiki for being a pain in your ass.
>>4632346>>Write-in...Grab Shiki by the wrist and pull him along. Arc will be fine and we don't want to be around when Altrouge notices we're gone.
>>4632346>>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.Only good can come out of this.Also Mordred a cute.
>>4632346>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.
>>4632346>>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.
>>4632346>Punch Shiki for being a pain in your ass.>Write-in...(Promise Shiki he hasn't seen the last of us, to be on his best behavior, and run for the trains.)>Write-in...(Call Sakura or Rin or someone with a fucking cellular phone. Tell them we're ok and on our way back.)Please god no. I don't wanna have to be juggling plates like this!And we definitely should waste a command spell on healing the girl that is perfectly fine.
>>4632346>>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.Holy based, were finally in tsukihime
>>4632346>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.These will regenerate anyway if we conract with moedred.We might need to check on sachin though she's probably a DA by now and noming on people already.
>>4632367should we? We have 3 servants already and we're kinda straining ourselves as is
>>4632369Maybe give her to shirou or rin then? I really don't want to kill mordred.
>>4632369Can you gift a servant? If we ever make it back we'll throw her to shirou or illya
>>4632369"Can trade a Assassin for a Saber. It's a good trade, I swear."
I am kind of hate it. This quest was already overloaded with characters but now you decided to put a dozen more in on top of adding a secondary plotline.Why would you make it so war and Fuyuki events happen at the same time? It will make us unable to fully experience either of those plotlines.
>>4632371>>4632370Shirou is a shit tier servant, Rin and Illya might be able to however, more so Rin since Archer is extremely low maintenance unless he uses UBW, might be into it since she would want the chance to prove she's as good as Shinji
>>4632374On the contrary, this is the only way that Tsukihime can possibly work while maintaining any kind of plot.Should the events of Tsukihime occur after the grail war, you'd have way too much personal power in the form of Servants for anything to be a threat to you.Of course, even now it's possible for you basically clear Tsukihime in perhaps a day or two.Also you walked right into this one.Seriously.
>>4632376I'd rather give Shirou Mordred and Saber Alter if we get them, just for comedic effect.
>>4632378>Also you walked right into this one.Timeline alteration is entirely your doing. It has nothing to do with us. DAA's hideout could be in Fuyuki there was no need to drop us in Misaki.
>>4632378Bah! I remember you saying you switched the times of Tsukihime and the Grail war to avoid power creep, but I suppose it's not really avoidable either way. Guess I just assumed you'd twist the events of Tsukihime on its head to make it way harder as you did with the grail war, but I'm not the QM and I guess I should trust you not to turn this shit into a fucking rat race.Ok switching this up then. >>4632346>>4632364>>Screw it, there's really no danger now. Use a single command spell to give yourself enough energy to heal Arcueid.>Write-in...(Call Sakura or Rin or someone with a fucking cellular phone. Tell them we're ok)>Write-in...(Call Sacchin, see if she's alright)
>>4632346Switching from >>4632361to >>4632385
>>4632355>>4632385>>4632346switching to this
>>4632346>>Punch Shiki for being a pain in your ass.>>Write-in...(Promise Shiki he hasn't seen the last of us, to be on his best behavior, and run for the trains.)>>Write-in...(Call Sakura or Rin or someone with a fucking cellular phone. Tell them we're ok and on our way back.)
>>4632346Switching from >>4632365To >>4632385
>>4632346to previous vote >>4632359supporting addendum of calling people >>4632385
>>4632346Switching from >>4632367To >>4632385
we should take Satsuki with us if we leave right? She's safer with us then she is alone
>>4632414Probably. But god the tension between her and Sakura will be troublesome. I suppose it was inevitable, but still.
>>4632414We should but we need to be wary of sakura. She might do something to sachin once she realizes sachin was the reason we were mostly out of town while she was getting wormed.
>>4632419I would say that's stupid but low self esteem and obsession does something to your head>>4632417idk we can probably figure it out, got that charisma skill that works extra well on girls for a reason
>>4632417>>4632419>>4632422Guys, it'll be fine. We just wait for a Carnival Moment to roll around and then put our Doki Doki! Super Date Plan! into action.
>>4632414>>4632417This also begs a good question. Do we really plan to do all of Tsukihime right smack dab in the middle of this grail war?If not, when do we plan on heading back. Is it just a matter of introducing ourselves to Shiki and Alt before peacing out or are we here for the long haul?>>4632422>idk we can probably figure it out, got that charisma skill that works extra well on girls for a reasonMonica tried to warn us, she told us this could only end in tears but we didn't listen. We laughed in her face...>>4632424I think you've deeply misread the tone of Shinji's life and times up until this point.
>>4632427we were like 10 so>>4632427I genuinely have no idea, QM said 1 or 2 days would be enough to clear Tsukihime but thats a lot of time to be absent, we made up the bulk of the power for our allies
>>4632427Bumbling series of hilariously bad decisions and the comedy that follows is pretty much the name of the game for this quest.
>>4632427Tsukihime (Any%) in 24:31:59 (WR) let's do it
>>4632430>but thats a lot of time to be absentConsidering how many Servants and Masters are already out of the picture and Manaka being too much for anyone to handle the war seems to be at the stalemate.With Mordred in Misaki Town and Touko planning a vampire hunt we do have more urgent business here.
>>4632430>we were like 10 soSo, it was a lesson we should have internalized by now! >QM said 1 or 2 days would be enough to clear Tsukihime but thats a lot of time to be absent, we made up the bulk of the power for our alliesYeah. The war back at home seemed pretty stagnant since Manaka and Alan, while powerful enemies are threats that seemed to be set on being very passive, but I was expecting and looking forward to someone else trying to make money moves. Maybe that Assassin that killed us near the start of the war, or the priestess and Ibaraki. There's been a lack of enemies coming after us, and I was under the impression that this was intentional and that someone would start coming after us sooner or later. The idea of them doing so while Shinji is away is something I'm very worried about, but the promise that literally nothing would happen in the two days it would take for Shinji to speedrun Tsukihime and come back would annoy me personally just as much. >>4632435Oh, come now. It hasn't been that bad. Anon's make a few bad choices and suddenly Shinji is a clown jamming his fellow carnies in his fancy clown car? That's a bit harsh don't you think?This is a serious story for serious autists! Shape up people!Really though, don't think this shit can't get worse if you take it too lightly. Just you watch.
>>4632452You know, on second thought maybe I'm being a bit unfair. Second Saber showing up to fuck shit up was the type of thing I was waiting to happen, but it was so easily defused I'm not sure I can really count it. And of course, that then leads to the current situation we're in now. I don't know. Maybe I would have wanted the servants guarding Manaka to put up more of a fight, or for there to be another servant battle or two before we totally switch settings. Am I bitching about nothing? Is anyone else bothered by the lack of servant battles in this grail war or am I just being a baby?
>>4632346Wait, if we were knocked out by Rizo-Waal Strout and brought to Misaki town, how did long did it take them to bring us here and what did our allies do in that time? Or do they have some teleportation shit going on?
>>4632444>>4632452we're still leaving our allies high and dry and this would actually be a genuinely unpopular decision to make, the only person who would have our back is Shirou
>>4632452>The idea of them doing so while Shinji is away is something I'm very worried about, but the promise that literally nothing would happen in the two days it would take for Shinji to speedrun Tsukihime and come back would annoy me personally just as much.That's why I am saying that making war and Misaki town at the same time is a terrible idea.We are essentially forced to speed through entirety of Misaki town storyline because if we take too long we lose on war events and we go back to Fuyuki we lose entire fucking Misaki town.
>>4632474I feel you here.The main problem is that we got cutscene defeated three times in a row. Manaka, Tamamo and Mordred-Rizo-Waal Strout.And while we walked into each one of them due to overconfidence it does takes away from supposed power trip-adventure with meta knowledge.
>>4632476>>4632477I'm sure WhatIs wouldn't have put Tsukihime right now if our friends weren't going to be fine for a couple days.Let's just trust him and have fun in Misaki.
>>4632485we're gonna come back and Shirou is gonna have a severed arm and Rin is gonna have a missing eye
I just love it when arbitrary timers are forced upon me. Timers that I had no knowledge of or control over.What was the point of saying that Misaki town events are going to happen after the war and then make them happen at the same time? Was it a prank or something?What would have happened if we didn't get kidnapped? Would we have just lost all of Tsukihime events?
>>4632476>>4632485Considering we were on our way to meet Touko and target of her supposed hunt was Rizo-Waal Strout it is more than likely that we would follow the same route to Misaki town.So from that point of view it is rest of the cast who should hurry here and help kidnapped Shinji who will get some Dead Apostles hunting for him in a matter of hours.
>>4632492wait, considering that there's a servant in Misaki town, who's to say there aren't more? I think we should tell everyone to come to Misaki town both because we can make sure we're safe and because we're gonna need some fire power to deal with the new DAA that are in this timeline
>>4632476>>4632477Bros, what if our team just up and left Fuyuki to come get us in Misaki town? Just half the war fucks off in the middle of the damn thing, leaving all the literally who's to wonder what the fuck is going on.What if Alan then swoops in and makes all of them into an alliance to fuck us over when we get back?>>4632483>And while we walked into each one of them due to overconfidence it does takes away from supposed power trip-adventure with meta knowledge.I'd consider that a good thing since I'm not here for a power trip-adventure. I'm here for a challenge and opportunities to actually use the powers and allies we've cultivated to do shit. Challenging shit, like storm the temple and fight all those servants in there back to back instead of only having to fight one and then get btfo.>>4632485That's honestly really annoying as I said. >>4632488I honestly don't mind the idea of not being there for every step of Tsukihime. It would have been a neat surprise to have finished the grail war and expect to have some time to revel in our victory only to get the call from Satsuki about how fucked shit is in town and have to sprint over there.
>>4632438>Tsukihime (Any%) in 24:31:59 (WR) let's do itYou mean Tsukihime (Any%) (Makiri Mode) surely?>>4632381> DAA's hideout could be in FuyukiI'm just going to say "no" to that. Altrouge wouldn't dare come to Fuyuki City when there are so many powerful Servants present. It's not like she wants you to get killed in the crossfire of Gilgamesh taking offense to Primate Murder's presence.Last time she was in Fuyuki, Gil wasn't.>>4632474>the lack of servant battles in this grail warIt's actually kind of bothering me that you keep always ALWAYS going for diplomacy. Why do you think I've had it backfire spectacularly twice in a row? It's not like every fight needs to end in you murdering your opponent with your healing ability.>>4632475You'll find out in the update when I write it.>>4632477>We are essentially forced to speed through entirety of Misaki town storyline There's really not that much to it. "A day or two" was if you wanted to take it slowly. Most of the Near Side is Shiki running about and just looking for Roa and bumbling into danger.>>4632483The only one of those you listed who you were unable to defeat at the time was Manaka. Everyone else was absolutely possible to defeat. >>4632488>What would have happened if we didn't get kidnapped? Would we have just lost all of Tsukihime events?Actually, the only reason Shiki even saw Arc here was because of you fucking with the course of destiny both back in the Hospital years ago and... well here.As for saying Tsuki was going to happen after Fate... well it was supposed to, but you know. Butterflies.Trust me, it's all going to be worth it in the end.
>>4632504well we're not gonna let Nrvnqsr devour a hotel
>>4632504We DID sort of spec for it in rolls though. That and coomervotes.
>>4632504>It's actually kind of bothering me that you keep always ALWAYS going for diplomacy. Why do you think I've had it backfire spectacularly twice in a row? It's not like every fight needs to end in you murdering your opponent with your healing ability.I think we are trying to copy shirou too much, even if a little.
>>4632515tbf, its always been our goal to save everyone, we're just less vague about than Shirou. I think its a nice weakness that we try to talk things through and not resort to violence unless we're dealing with truly loathsome people
>>4632496I did use supposed there to highlight general feeling since we have all those powers, prep time and allies but it hardly goes our way. And I also would prefer some form of grand showdown at the temple to make it worth the effort of all the preparations and alliances we created.>>4632504>backfire spectacularly twice in a rowWhat? Tamamo is our lovely fox wife now...>Everyone else was absolutely possible to defeat. I saw it but it does leave some feelings after repeat.>Trust me, it's all going to be worth it in the end.I do trust you thought.
isn't Roa chained up in a basement still? We can just go there and make Shiki stabby stabby, don't know if Nrvnqsr is here though, plus there might be some new DAA in town
Wish Rouge wasn't a dead end. All that waiting for nothing.
>>4632532There exists a slim opportunity for you to retain your own personality and mental state if you really want to go down that route. But letting Altrouge corner you and create a contract that you had absolutely no say in like that? Not the way to do it.You just aren't strong enough to handle her yet.
>>4632504>It's actually kind of bothering me that you keep always ALWAYS going for diplomacy. Why do you think I've had it backfire spectacularly twice in a row?Well, when it works wonderfully almost every other time you can't really expect much different. Charisma is one of Shinji's main stats of course people will try to be reasonable to start with, we aren't a pack of murderhobos! Once diplo fails, however. I'd think it should lead to some sort of battle where we're at a disadvantage instead of us just instantly failing the situation.Shinji is a smooth talker, expecting him not to start with that and punishing us for it seems kinda shitty imo.>Trust me, it's all going to be worth it in the end.I trust you, I trust you. I'm just saying though, while some of our decisions have definitely been questionable in hindsight, I feel like things could have been done a bit better leading up to this.
>>4632536yeah this anon makes a great point, its not even that we're at a disadvantage or get ambushed when we try and fail with a speech check, we just straight up fail and get put into a harder and worse situation
>>4632536>I'd think it should lead to some sort of battle where we're at a disadvantage instead of us just instantly failing the situation.You see, this is where you would be right if you didn't keep wandering directly up to beings who can insta-kill/knock you out the moment that negotiations break down. The solution I'm trying to give you is to try to have a Servant by your side in the future.Of course, that's not all that easy either seeing as your only reliable Servant is currently not available because you wanted to save the loli instead.
>>4632547>your only reliable Servant is currently not available because you wanted to save the loli insteadi will never not be mad at that
>>4632547>The solution I'm trying to give you is to try to have a Servant by your side in the future.That's fair. To be honest we should have learned this lesson several times over and I said as much when it first happened. Mind you, there wasn't really an option for us to walk up with a servant instead of just going on our own. It was either ask questions we already know the answer to, send Avenger after them or send Sakura after them. I'll make sure to avoid any further traps with a well made write in for now on.>>4632547>Of course, that's not all that easy either seeing as your only reliable Servant is currently not available because you wanted to save the loli instead.SHE. HAD. A. HIGHER. VALUE ADD!Betty's a fucking BEAST!...when she's awake.
>>4632563we could've had both if we picked Medea
>>4632569But then we would have returned to Illya empty-handed. It would have been a huge blow to our confidence as a lead to have gone in to that temple, lose almost everyone, and not get what we came there for. Also remember they were actively corrupting Avenger, while they promised to put the others on ice rather than fuck with them.
>>4632574no i mean if we picked Avenger and Medea we could've gotten Betty too, QM confirmed that she would've just randomly returned if we didn't pick her
>>4632576Yeah but we didn't really know that. APPARENTLY WhatIs gave us a hint she can't be separated from her, but no one caught it.We're a Charisma-obsessed band of anti-murderhobo coomers and he expects us to use 100% of our noggins at all time, when flirting has only failed us twice.
>>4632576There are some things you shouldn't tell your players, that would be one of them. Reveling it only makes it look like QM is screwing with us.
>>4632576Yeah, I know that, but we didn't know that at the time and quite frankly I don't recall there ever being any evidence that Betty would have just popped in by our side.I'm probably wrong, but given what we knew, we made the best choice.
>>4632580well maybe next time we pick witch waifu instead of the loli
>>4632583Don't let the mind games get to you! That's what they want you to do!
>>4632580>it only makes it look like QM is screwing with us.Does it?
>>4632576>expecting people to remember an obscure detail after a long hiatusHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
>>4632579>when flirting has only failed us twice.eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehh.Maybe more than twice.And I have a feeling it's finna fail us a bunch more soon enough.
>>4632588>Those hipsDamn. FemShinji was made to be breed, holy shit.
>>4632504>As for saying Tsuki was going to happen after Fate... well it was supposed to, but you know. Butterflies.Do you mean it's our fault due to butterfly effect? But you were the one who told us that's how it's going to be. I was under impression that you were above consequences of Shinji's actions.I just don't know man. Your writing is head and shoulders above what most people on this board make. I have been following this quest for months and I really enjoy it but lately I feel like story has become less interactive in the places where it matters. More arbitrary maybe.I am not going to list my grievances and nitpick every sentence but I would like to list two biggest instances of it.First the temple attack. Or more precisely the moment when we entered Manaka's throne room. A dozen people all of whom are either experienced combatants or magic experts stand before the ominous room filled with magical darkness and not a single one of them raises any concerns. They just make some magic flashlights for themself and stroll on in. What's worse is that we don't get the option to do anything. "You opened the door so you want to go in right away right?". I am sure that if there was a vote after the double door was destroyed people would have voted to dispel the darkness instead of walking into it. Just to clarify I am not against us losing to Manaka but that scene was simply one of the best examples of cutscene incompetence that I have ever seen.Second the Mordred fiasco. I don't mind that sequence of events one bit but holy shit how the fuck did she knock us out for that long? We healed a severed limb in half an hour. We healed broken bones in minutes. We spend hours (days?) waking up from a punch to the face. Did she destroy half of our brain or something?The reason why we pick diplomacy so often is because it's the most effective course of action. We minimize our losses while increasing our powerbase. That's the whole point of having meta knowledge right? If you dont' like it and want to stir us away from doing so it's fine but the way you do it just feels kind of unfair.You could have just summoned servants who would not succumb to our charisma under any condition or the ones that Shinji has no knowledge of. There are plenty of those. I think it would be a better solution.TL;DR I am an autist and this is my autistic screeching. Just ignore it.
Gonna need 3 anons to roll a 1d100Result will be the average.You're going to need the average to be above 40 your phone to have not slipped out of your pocket or been damaged.It's not like it has much bearing really, considering payphones exist, but I just want to determine it for the future.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>4632598Let's go!
Rolled 10 (1d100)>>4632598FLY HIGH
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>4632598neat
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>4632598
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>4632598
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>4632598
>>4632600we got real fucking lucky
>>4632599>>4632600>>4632601Good stuff boys.Let's make some phone calls.
>>4632596>that scene was simply one of the best examples of cutscene incompetence that I have ever seen.Was it really? Shinji had the support of an entire grail war's worth of Servants. Why would he start acting paranoid about some supernatural darkness?Your metaknowledge is both a blessing and a curse for Shinji. Thanks to it he has accumulated a huge amount of power on his side, but as a result of it he's also dreadfully overconfident when he thinks he's got everything under control.Now that I think about it, among Servants, your current personality has something of an affinity to Gilgamesh.>We spend hours (days?) waking up from a punch to the face.Oh no you recovered from the moderate brain damage from the punch in about 15 minutes.The punch wasn't what kept you in sleepytown.
>>4632596I find no problem with the mordred thing if discount dio could for moment freeze everyone on time, that would be enough for you to be stolen, also the vampire can have some spell for you to sleep or something.Manaka is complicated, the bitch is very fucking powerful and there are 2 of then.But it does seems that the QM don't really want diplomacy to work really.>>4632576Yeah, even if the QM internally knew that betty would return regardless, there is no point in telling us, i honestly didnt pick any hint that she could do that, it was like expecting the kaleido sticks to have the return function like they did with rin, its possible but who the fuck could call that?
>>4632534>letting Altrouge corner youImagine cornering Altrouge hahaBut, WhatIs, can you answer this: Considering Shinji was mindraped in DEAD APOSTLE END and Outer Gods were favouring us how big of a suprise was awaiting Altrouge afterwards?
>>4632616We also got back from a hiatus so anyone who could pick that up probably wouldn't be able to remember
I am now annoyed that we didnt think of getting shirou to trace rule breaker.
>>4632621didn't he see it already?
>>4632624I don't think so?I may be wrong.
>>4632621We can have Touko pass him our memories of it when we get back.
>>4632617Funny, I was just about to bring up the Outer Gods. Let me just say that that particular timeline is probably doomed for a whole bundle of reasons.I might write an Omake where it continues at one point, but it would contain a lot of spoilers.>>4632616The reason for Betty getting freed from Manaka is because of just what Outer God she's hosting. Do you think anything in (or out of) existence wants Manaka to be able to poke them?
>>4632618Anyone that does remember and tries to warn this pack of retards gets shouted down or ignored as well and generally just decides to not try anymore in the future.
>>4632613You gave us 3 chances to avoid Sakura's ribbons.You gave us 0 chances to avoid walking into an obvious magical trap.
>>4632628>The reason for Betty getting freed from Manaka is because of just what Outer God she's hosting. Do you think anything in (or out of) existence wants Manaka to be able to poke them?I'm not saying it does not make sense, its just that expecting us to take this type of hint about something like this is hard, we can't expect something like this because we don't know how one powerlevel goes against the other or how their powers interact.
>>4632630Here's a secret, anon.The darkness had nothing to do with the Servants being teleported away. Manaka was capable of doing that at any time. She just wanted to set the mood.
>>4632636Ok, you gotta stop spoiling shit.You stop that right now!Bad QM!
>>4632624He didn't.>>4632629No one thought of that. Or at the very least no one brought that up. >>4632636I thought so. As I said before I don't mind us losing. I am annoyed that we didn't get an opportunity to do anything at all. Shinji is prideful sure but I have hard time believing that he would simply jump into a room filled with darkness without a second thought. It's not about meta knowledge it's just common sense. Even a regular person with no magical knowledge would notice something was up.
>>4632646Apparently can't stop himself lately. And yes, it is mildly annoying.
>>4632648It happens with other shit all the time though
Genuinely shocked we haven't seen Foreigner Shinji yet, I felt like that was a guarantee
>>4632653I'm clarifying things that are likely never going to come up again in the story proper.If you wanted me to spoil something important how about I hahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah nah
>>4632654In this particular instance it didn't happened thogh.What happened was QM expecting us to make a decision based on indirect information that we recived months ago and then being surprised when not a single person thought of that.
>>4632658I mean, we are not a servant.I'm curious if there another foreigner servant in play somewhere.
>>4632660>I'm clarifying things that are likely never going to come up again in the story proper.That's a missed opportunity if you ask me, but fair enough
>>4632661You're missing the point. You said that part of the problem was that we "just got back from the hiatus and nobody would be able to remember."I was adding on the fact that "Even if someone remembered, you're all fucking idiots who either ignores them anyways or shouts them down until they stop trying to point it out."
I did call Rizo when Monica almost died, felt it was kinda obvious and the shit with Mordred was blatant >>4632662Look, if Shirou can become a servant, why can't we be a mindless Foreigner that does the bidding of either the Counter Force or the Outer Gods
>>4632660>I'm clarifying things that are likely never going to come up again in the story proper.Ok. That was your plan if in the first thread we were to vote to run away from whole plot?Bribe Monica or whatever.
>>4632669Thats just what you think it would happen.>>4632672You want a summoned servant shinji? why? that would be a clusterfuck
>>4632676We don't need a uncontrollable version of us with servant mechanics and skills.
>>4632673You would've ended up a freelancer with Monica and eventually you would've had no choice but to return to Fuyuki on a high priority mission from the MA.Where Fuyuki would look like this.
>>4632669First of all, that wasn't me. That was a different person.Second it's YOU who is missing the point. There are problems like the one you describe sure. But this time our chances were killed not by playerbase but by QM himself. What was obvious for him was not at all obvious to players.
>>4632685So Moneybills nuked Fuyuki in that timeline huh?
>>4632676>>4632679Secret Eldritch Magical Girl Shinji route.First things she does is destroying Amethyst.
>>4632689Its a lot more complicated than that.Singularity F was for a long time considered how it was after Solomon won the war, but the fuyuki of the actual war with moneybills was not on fire like that, also F is still active somehow, its a mystery even on current FGO, people think its linked to the part 2 endgame.also saber alter seems to still be alive on it
>>4632687>Second it's YOU who is missing the point.You have no idea what the point I'm trying to make is, do you? Do I need to break it down for you? It doesn't matter that the situation was caused by WhatIs. I'm saying that even if it wasn't and someone remembered something, they still wouldn't share it with you because you never listen whenever someone does. Even if someone realized "Hey, betty might be able to make her way back on her own." nobody would bring it up because even if they did, you guys would either call them retarded or ignore them and keep voting for whatever retarded thing is causing you to run off the edge of the cliff anyways.
>>4632696You are making a lot of assumptions.It could have happened as you say yes, but you can't be sure.
>>4632695I do think its interesting out the epicenter of the whole apocalypse thing for the Singularity seems to be the Matou household
>>4632685Damn. I guess we are pretty lucky with picking the least bad paths.
>>4632699Lets be fair, the running vote would have never be passed after all the shit and waiting for this quest.
>>4632697Nigger there's an example in this very fucking thread, when we were tied up in the basement with no magic and WhatIs straight up grabbed us by the hand and told us what caused this and what's going on. We figured out it was Rizo-waal and that Altrouge was probably on the way to give us the succ and people still voted to wait around in the room for her to show up. Fuck, I pointed this out myself and the response I got was >We can totally take primate murder, we have Beo and a mostly complete reality marble.
>>4632697No he's right. Loli coomers would've voted the shit out of her even if someone said that she'd return to us.
>>4632702also qt imouto who is eternally loyal and in love with you, i mean, c'mon, we all knew what was gonna happen
>>4632706I my case the vote was just curiosity, i didnt expect anything else.
>>4632685Oh right and I would've kept making "I mustn't run away" jokes at literally every opportunity.But that's neither here nor there.I'm gonna get back to writing the update.
>>4632707Peole voted for her because she is our strongest servant.
>>4632717i still want to a have a "get into the X, shinji" vote someday.
>>4632726This. It’d be a missed opportunity not to have a vote like that.
>>4632726We should have Shinji keep calling Gáe Bolg the Spear of Longinus.
>>4632742We should have Shinji actually refer to it as "Gay Bulge" in character.
I really hope we can get our servants back fast, the relationships are the best part of this quest.
>>4632800Yes. I want more comfy time with friends. There just is no opportunity or justification with how hectic the events are.
Ah screw it. There's no danger of being pursued by Rizo right now, it's the daytime, after all, you doubt that even a Dead Apostle Ancestor is going to want to embrace the sunshine in order to chase after you. It's about time you got some magical energy back anyway. Running on fumes really doesn't suit you. You raise your hand and allow one of the command spells to activate, flooding your body in the energy contained within the spell and refreshing your circuits as a result. You kneel down to inspect the pieces of Arcueid's body "H-huh? What are you doing?" Shiki doesn't really know what he's supposed to do right now."What does it look like I'm doing, you royal pain in the ass?" You snap at Shiki as you move Arcueid's head in order to connect it to her neck again. "I'm healing her." You proceed to make use of what might be the greatest healing ability to exist on the entire planet, the healing ability only you can make use of. The ability to erase wounds with Truth. Even a wound brought about through the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception, usually immutable and forever unchangeable even to the manipulation of time, cannot stand up to having the truth of the event reduced to nothing.Shiki just stands there, watching you quite literally put Arcueid back together again like she's some sort of jigsaw puzzle. Of course this would be completely pointless if Arcueid had actually been killed, but you know that simply isn't the case. "But...""I don't care what your Sensei told you about your eyes. Her sister, my Shishou, told me otherwise." Of course, even the ability of Truth wouldn't do any good if Shiki had stabbed a death point, but you can reverse this much. "W-what?" Shiki is totally confused by the whole situation. To be fair, you'd need to be a special kind of messed up not to at least be taken aback slightly by the strangeness he's currently experiencing. You feel like punching him for setting off a set of events that you really could've dealt without right now. Couldn't he have just taken a far-side route?"Look, I'm a wizard." You say bluntly. "I'll explain everything to you in a second, but for now I'm going to need you to hold on." That seems to shut Shiki up for enough time for you to finish healing the damage he so carelessly caused to Arcueid. Though you didn't feel like wasting the magical energy on fixing her clothing, so she's still wearing a completely tattered outfit, it's not covered in her own blood anymore though. Seems like she's yet to regain conciousness. "Can you..." Shiki says, clearly expecting to be given some sort of explanation, you don't blame him, if you were in his situation you'd want to both sprint away as fast as you could at the same time as wanting to know just what the hell is happening."Just a sec. I have a few important phone-calls I want to make first so just... hold on please."
"Huh? Oh. Sure." Shiki is remaining patient as you flick out your mobile phone and begin dialing a number into it. First up is Satsuki, you want to make sure that she's OK. There's probably nothing to worry about, but it can't hurt to check up on her. The phone dials only a single time before Sacchin picks up. "Oh! Shinji-kun? What's up?" For some reason, the phone is on speaker mode, and you quickly switch it off. For some reason, Shiki seems to be even more surprised now, even after just watching you put a corpse together."I'm just... calling to make sure that you're safe, Sacchin. I feel like something bad might be about to happen in Misaki town." Namely a terrible infestation of vampires. There's already one more vampire than should be in town right now, at least."Oh, well, I'm fine, Shinji-kun! But... thanks for worrying." Sacchin pauses awkwardly "I... hate to do this, but I'm a little bit busy, can I call you back when I'm at home in like... five minutes?" Huh, you wonder what she's doing right now? It doesn't really seem like her to be in such a hurry. It's a little worrying, but honestly, outside of sheer bad luck, she shouldn't end up becoming a victim."Alright. Thanks for letting me know. We'll speak in a bit." You sigh in relief as you take the phone away from your ear. At least that's confirmation that Satsuki is still OK and you haven't managed to get one of your best friends killed."I lo-" You hang up just as Satsuki was about to say something. Ah well. It probably wasn't that important. She can tell you whatever it was when she calls you back anyway."I need to make one more call, gotta make sure that Fuyuki City isn't been torn apart by goddesses, reality benders and demigods, you understand." Shiki looks further confused by your cryptic sounding words. Of course, you just spoke the literal truth to him. Living a quiet life sure does seem to have become something of an impossibility for you."Dialing Sakura's number, you hold your breath. "Onii-chan?! Where are you?! Are you OK?!" Your ear is almost immediately shouted off by your concerned younger sister. "We tried to chase after you last night, but we were suddenly attacked by a horde of walking corpses! Only Saber and Avenger could manage to go after you, but they got intercepted by a black knight! Saber got hurt really bad, and it was only thanks to Avenger that she survived at all, and even he lost a hand fighting!" Good grief, was this the result of them trying to fight Rizo? How could he be that strong?
"I'm alright. Sakura. I'll get back to Fuyuki as fast as I possibly can. Second Saber's Master has taken me to Misaki Town, but I managed to escape his clutches and now I..." You look up for a moment to see a risen Arcueid strangling the life out of Shiki with one hand. Uh-oh, that really can't be good. "Uh. Something just came up, I'll call back." You hang up. Shiki is gasping for air as the True Ancestor scowls at him. This isn't how she's supposed to react after being sliced to pieces! >Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something. (What?)>Try to free Shiki by force.>Try to get Arcueid's attention with a display of the power that healed her.>Write-in...
>>4632866Bonk them both, we have serious business to attend to.
>>4632866>>Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something. (What?)Arc, stop strangling Shiki and let's go. Altrouge and Rizo-waal are in town and we need to find somewhere safe. >>Write-in...Take them both to Ahnenerbe, it's the safest place in Misaki that I know of, with it's strict no fighting clause.
>>4632865>"I lo-" You hang up just as Satsuki was about to say something. Ah well. It probably wasn't that important. She can tell you whatever it was when she calls you back anyway.Op why are you doing this to us. Does our struggle not entertain you enough already?
>>4632866>>Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something. (What?)Your little sister and her knight are in town
>>4632865>>"I lo-" You hang up just as Satsuki was about to say something.We are very rude, arent we?
>>4632866>>Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something. (What?)Tell her that her sister with her retinue are in town and she should help you to deal with it instead of doing some pointless shit.
>>4632873It'll be fine, Sacchin is definitely not going to try and rope us into becoming some vampire power couple.
>>4632876we have like 30 different things we need to do so...
>>4632866>talk them down by pretending like we know what we’re doing. As >>4632870 suggestsWe’ve been neglecting intelligence gathering and we need to fix that.
>>4632866>>Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something. (What?)Altrouge is here, stop killing this death autist and go do something more productive.>>4632879we can just bonk her head until she stops, also our ability can undo vampire eventually.
>>4632876It's less that you did it on purpose and more that you were hanging up anyway.Notice you'd already taken the phone away from your ear.
>>4632866>Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something. (What?)>"Have you ever considered putting your sister and her dog on a leash?"
Its funny that we cut off Sacchin love confession and everything but she like, raised her Dead Apostle Flag so fucking high now
>>4632866>Try to get Arcueid to free Shiki by saying something.Altrouge, Rizo and maybe some spoiler from her life. I don't remember Tsukihime very well.I am looking forward to meet Akiha again.
>>4632863>"I lo-" You hang up just as Satsuki was about to say something.>>4632866>Try to get Arcueid's attention with a display of the power that healed her.
Oh god, the last i played tsu was a fucking decade ish ago.I hope Satsuki says the complete line the next time.
>>4632897disregard my vote idk shit about tsukihime, i'll let others vote
35 minute call warning.
>>4632922So, are you using the remake or original arcueid hair design?
>>4632926original since its 2004 and we don't really know anything about the remake yet
>>4632926Personally I'm using the peak Arc design from Melty Blood in my head.
>>4632926>>4632936>>4632937Tiger Dojo with remake art for characters driving Shinji insane.
>>4632937very nice, looks very soft.
>>4632867>Bonk!>>4632867>Mention Alt in some form.>>4632870 (Also mention Ahnenerbe)>>4632874>>4632877>>4632885>>4632886>>4632888>>4632895Aren't you forgetting someone?
>>4632966>call sacchin back because we're curious about what she was going to sayplease please please I know better than to believe nothing bad will happen
>>4632968>nothing bad will happen
>>4632966>>4632968Supporting. Also, how long since the last time we called Waver? He's a bro.
>>4632981Don't waver wanted to come tot he 5th to try to summon iskandar again? Does he don't have this desire here?
>>4632982He wasn't chosen as a representative and isn't in the habit of walking into deathtraps for no reason.He only walks into deathtraps when he is told to.
>>4632987I mean, with how a clusterfuck this war is i don't find it impossible for waver to find a way to summon rider again.
>>4632968Sure, why not, support
>>4632990Didn't manaka revive the servants from the fourth? Just rule breaker her iskandar and call it close enough.
>>4632966Mention Primate Murder too, i don't think any of us name dropped him
>>4632995With manaka i wonder if that would ever work.>>4632996Also mordred, discount dio will obviously use her even if as bait.
>>4633000Worth a try at least, since I want to give Saber Alter to Shirou. It'll be fun watching him try to juggle Saber, Alter and Mordred.
>>4633005we can't give Shirou Mordred and Alter, we are literally only able to because we have an absurd amount of high quality circuits
>>4633007Illya could do it too, have more than 1 servant.Does sakura have high mana by herself?
>>4633007I'm sure as long as they're not spamming excalibur, he'll be fine. Also, we can always do the dragon blood thing to upgrade him.
>>4633010oh yeah, we really should do that, the defense would be nice for everyone, really.but for this we need medeafuck
>>4633012We might be able to get her back now that we know more of our aria, but that means getting back to Fuyuki.
>>4633015And talking to manaka, i dont trust her, also there is the NP that gilgamesh gave to us, that shit may very well be useful.
>>4633017He's probably watching us through it and calling people mongrels
>>4632937You have>DEAD END>DEAD APOSTLE END>BAD ENDbut do you have endings where Shinji has sex then dies during or right after it, called "SEX END"? or ones where if Shinji does some Sparks Liner High hype shit and dies, it's "RAD END"?
>>4633044>shinji creates a truth skateboard to escape from altrouge >hits a ramp, causing him to fly through the air>overdraws his mana at the apex of the jump, causing him to bust into golden flames and disintegrate >RAD END
>>4633053Here's your end credits theme.>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvrSx7tOdio
"Arcueid! Just... Just hold on a second!" You call out to the woman choking the life out of the spectacle wearing boy. "You're... probably pretty angry right now, but you shouldn't kill him! I... I have some information! Your... Your sister is in this town... or at least her knight is." Arcueid should still have a pretty colossal grudge against her sister for giving her that haircut she's currently sporting and preventing her from growing her hair out again... somehow. The Mystic Eyes of Death Perception can't stop her from healing, but somehow Altrouge could? That seems to do the trick, and Arcueid lets Shiki go without any fanfare. The boy falling to the floor and landing on his backside. Arcueid seems to take a moment to readjust herself. She isn't looking at Shiki very favorably. She'll get over it though, you think. Shiki seems to decide it would be worthwhile to stand at your side instead of in reach of Arcueid, so he hobbles over to you when he gets up. "So, my sister is here? Could she be looking to take revenge as well?" Arcueid muses to herself. "You two..." She looks at Shiki and then at you. "I've decided that you two are going to assist me." Oh god damn it."H-hey, hold on! I'm a busy man! I just healed you from something that shouldn't have been healable! Why are you including me in this? Shouldn't you be more thankful?" Are you really going to get dragged along for this? You just want to get back to Fuyuki!"You said it yourself. You just healed an unhealable wound, one that your friend here happened to cause when you bumped into me, and you happen to know about my sister's presence in the town? Far too many coincidences, right?" Shit. She might actually have you there. "It's either you help me or I kill the two of you right now." Arcueid yawns. What the hell?! She doesn't even need help here, she should still be at her normal level of strength thanks to all the energy you just spent healing her!Shiki seems to consider correcting Arcueid about not being your friend, but seems to decide against it. "Alright. I'll help you.." He doesn't sound very optimistic about his chances of survival after receiving a playful bit of choking from Arcueid. "Damn it all, you're not going to give me a choice in the matter, are you? Do you have any idea what's at stake here? The very world could come to an end if I don't get back to Fuyuki!" You try worming your way out of this unneeded delay by telling Arcueid just what's at stake, it's absolutely crucial that you get back as soon as you can!"Oh? Then why don't we make a deal? If you help me get rid of my target, then I'll help you 'save the world'." Arcueid doesn't actually sound like she's really taking your words very seriously. It's actually quite the tempting offer though. Arcueid is a being that is far above Servants, she may just be able to help you against Manaka!
Of course, whether you want to answer no or not. You're not being given a choice. If you refuse her, it's quite clear that Arc will simply kill you and be done with it. No act of kindness shall go unpunished, you suppose. Of course you can see just why she thinks what you did was so damn suspicious. It's the sort of thing that looks like it was planned from the start. "Fine. I accept, let's just get this over with." Arcueid smiles at the two of you happily. You want to leave this town. You do not like this town. "But first I need to make a few calls." You begin dialing Sacchin's number once again. Shouldn't she have tried to call back by now? She's not the sort of person to be late. Or well, at least she's never failed to be punctual with you. You dial her, only to receive no response. You have a real... bad feeling about all this. You can't suppress it. You feel like you might just be being paranoid, but... Satsuki Yumizuka never picks up her phone.>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!>Try to dial Sacchin a few more times, if she doesn't pick up, then you should probably head over.>It's probably nothing. You need to call Sakura back anyway.>Write-in...
>>4633084>>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!
>>4633084>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!Shitshitshitshitshitshit
>>4633084>>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!Literally carry them both if you have to
>>4633084>>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!SAVE THE BEST GIRL!
>>4633084>>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW
>>4633084>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!
time to turn "isn't it sad?" into "aren't we the best?"
>>4633084>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house. Now!Carry them if you have to, Shinji!
>>4633097If it turns out she's fine, at least we'll have a modest amount of peace of mind to be able to talk through what's coming down.
So what do we do? Do we speedrun Tsukihime or do we tell everyone to come to Misaki town? We can do both but they might come after we finish everything
Getting arcueid help would be useful as fuck.
>>4633106Well we don't actually know how far the plot has been derailed.We definitely should send another message to Touko though to give her an update. And try to get Betty to come to us before we're forced to confront something terrible.
Rolled 6, 31, 95 = 132 (3d100)Just rolling for something real quick.Criteria is 100+You don't need to roll.
>>4633106I think the best course of action would be to have everyone come to Misaki town and attack vampire base. With Arcueid on our side we should have a good chance to force them out of this war.QM said that he hates diplomacy and wants more fighting so we should let him write what he wants.
>>4633117I don't hate diplomacy. I just don't like it being used as a solution to every situation.Especially not when you get careless about it.
>>4633117In this situation, none of us are gonna be opposed to fighting, most DAA are evil af so deciding to neck them will be easy as can be
>>4633115the last roll just saved the sitution. it was Arc wasnt it
how long is the trip from Fuyuki to Misaki town? This might inform a future decision
>>4633129Can't mede-Oh yeah, we dont have her right now.I wonder how fast can saber drive a car from one city to the other.
>>4633129Like 8 to 12 hours by train
>>4633084>Drag Shiki and Arcueid with you to Sacchin's house.Now!
>>4633129How far on Lugh's back?Touko has a personal vendetta against Rizo and we know where he is. Could be contacted via calling Sakura after this is sorted as she should be at the mansion by now. She might be able to head on over to assist in speedrunning the vampire issue.Also, is it worth having Rin contact Kirei and through him Ciel?
20 minute warning.
>>4633140I think he's pretty fucking quick, quick enough that he might be able to bring 2, possibly 3 people with him to Misaki town while everyone else takes a train or Saber drives. He might be essential, Touko theorized that Lugh would be a counter to Primate Murder and if he's around, we're completely fucked
>>4633140>Also, is it worth having Rin contact Kirei and through him Ciel?I don't know about that. Kirei is guaranteed to backstab us.
>>4633147Rin just has a simple welfare check letting Kirei know she's safe as Shinji mentioned he was worried about her. Has a few words with Ciel on our behalf or even offers her a phonecall to Shinji.
>>4633147he's still a devout Catholic and trained to put down Dead Apostles, he likes to backstab people but he's disgusted by vampires
>>4633147Last time someone someone tried rejoicing we ended up getting knocked the fuck out. I would like to not experience that again.
>>4633147It would be better if we could contact ciel directly.
>>4633149>>4633150Sorry but I don't trust FATE version of church in general. The moment Ciel or Kirei learn that we allied Arcueid they are gonna become another enemy that we have to deal with. I prefer this to happen after we deal with Altruge.>>4633153I have no clue what this sentence means. Rejoicing? What?
>>4633158Ciel a lot more complicated than that, it really depends.Kirei going to fuck with us because he is fucking kirei.
>>4633171Kirei will do his job before he fucks with anyone. Like, he's an asshole, but if he has to murder some vampires he'll make sure to do that first.
>>4633158>"Rejoice, Saber! For your wish shall be granted!"Then we got knocked out
>>4633173Yeah, the problem is the after.I don't want what happened to da vinci to happen to us.
>>4633179As long as we keep him from being a Psuedo-Servant Rasputin, we'll be fine.
Ok guys, in the proposed Tsukihime sequel, Arc and Shiki fight against the church as well as the DAA so let's not
>>4633185I don't trust human kirei not being able to donut us.
>>4633174What does it have to do with current discussion? Inviting church is going to make things more difficult for us.We already qualify for sealing designation. The church is as much our enemy as Altrouge is.>>4633173He will do his job and then he will backstab us. No thank you.
You know what, I don't do this very often. But...FATE TAKE THE WHEEL!best of 31d100DC is 68
>>4633194I was explaining your second question.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>4633196pls
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>4633196
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>4633196
>>4633202You can't make this up!
>>4633202Come the fuck on.
>>4633202Ok, who pissed of the dice gods?
guess Sacchin is a vamp now, or like, dead
>>4633214Her being a vampire isnt really a problem if we can undo it eventually, she just has to be "alive" at that point.
if fucking NRVNQSR shows up, I swear to god
>>4633221yeah that's what i'm fucking worried about, at least if Satsuki is a vamp, we can just chain her up in a basement or something until we figure out how to reverse the effects, if she runs into Nrvnqsr, there ain't nothing left to fix
>>4633196why another roll when your previous one passed?
>>4633224The previous roll was to determine the bonus that applied to this roll/whether this roll was possible at all.32 was subtracted from the original DC of 100.
>>4633230that's just taunting the dice gods to fuck us in the ass with no lube and you know it pal
>>4633230Thats a lot of rolls.Just make a d200 roll.
>>4633230Nice. Everyone knows the more consecutive rolls there are the higher our success chances. A higher number of rolls doesn't fuck us at all.
>>4633243The numbers were stilted in your favour in this case though.As a matter of pure probability, you just got unlucky.
>>4633255>you just got unluckyNothing new. We have been getting fucke for the last 3 threads.
>>4633258The night is darkest before the dawn, anon.
>>4633261watch we rolling 1 next time
>>4633261Sorry, I am just really salty about the course that quest have been taking ever since the temple.Just ignore me.
>>4633267Don't worry anon. The payoff for all this is going to be huge. I promise.
well, safe to say that Misaki Town is gonna be dyed in vampire blood now
>>4633271are you talking like...banished quest payoff?
>>4633271>67/68 roll>Reaches Sacchin right as she begins turning into a vampire
>>4633288what happened in banished quest
>>4633304that sounds a bit too cruel for something we have so little control over
So when are we going to tell Arc where Roa is so she can focus all her attention on Altrouge properly?
>>4633367Doesn't she already know? If she doesn't we should spill the beans immediately
>>4633368Considering how long the near side routes were, I'm under the impression she just knew Roa was in Misaki, not under the Tohno mansion.
You put the phone in your pocket. No. This isn't happening. This is just a prank right? Satsuki just forgot to pick up her phone right? Who would go after Sacchin? It's not like there's any actual reason for anybody to go after her, right? Right?"While I'd like for us to give out proper introductions. We need to go somewhere like... right now I'm Shinji Makiri, glasses boy is Shiki Tohno, and you're Arcueid Brunestud." You introduce everyone in the span of about four seconds. "Please follow me, I've had something of a... hunch that my friend was just attacked by a Dead Apostle." You begin sprinting towards Sacchin's house, not even caring if Shiki or Arcueid are actually following you. Though a quick glance from your shoulder shows a dazed looking Shiki being dragged along by a smiling Arcueid. She's not taking this situation nearly as seriously as she should. Though then again, why should Arcueid care if somebody she doesn't know is killed or dies? She's lived for centuries and in all that time, the closest she came to an actual relationship with was Roa, who betrayed her utterly because he was literally too stupid to figure out what love felt like.You continue racing all the way to Sacchin's home, not even once stopping to take a breath and even reinforcing yourself in order to go beyond the limits of your body! Laws of secrecy be damned! The laws of this world don't mean a damn thing if you can't protect the people you care about! You'll fight the whole damn world if they try to stop you! Your pace quickens, surpassing that of even the greatest Olympic sprinters. You push your reinforcement even further! Damn it! A glance back at your following allies shows that Arcueid is still easily keeping pace as expected, whereas Shiki has been relegated to being slung over Arcueid's shoulder as she matches your pace.It doesn't even take you six minutes to travel the distance to Sacchin's house, and you don't even bother with the door, instead shoulder barging right on in. Worryingly, the door wasn't even closed. "Satsuki!" You yell for your friend. "Satsuki?!"No response.Arcueid and Shiki simply watch you with uncertain expressions on their faces as you frantically begin to search through Satsuki's home. You end up searching every single room with the exception of the only room with a closed door. The master bedroom belonging to her parents is empty, the living room is likewise empty, and there's nothing in the storeroom either. There's not even any clues as to where Satsuki is in the kitchen. You steel your nerves.You walk over to the closed door, and slowly begin to open it.Red. The color of blood. Red. The color of loss. Red. The color of pain. Red. The color of fire. Red. The color of death. Red.
In the middle of the curtained room, face down in a pool of red lies a girl's body. Her arm outstretched in an attempt to reach a mobile phone, the LED display still showing a single missed call. Why? Why does this keep happening! What are you doing wrong? It's almost like there's somebody conspiring against you! Trying to drive you to despair! Is this the will of the planet? Of humanity? You aren't overwhelmed by sadness or of loss. Only... anger. You reinforce your right arm to your very limit and smash your fist directly into a thick wooden beam, you smash both your hand and the wooden beam to pieces. The pain is a good sensation. The pain steadies you. The pain grants you clarity. The pain grants you distraction. Shiki leans down to check the body. "No way... But who would've done something like this to Satsuki of all people? She was just a schoolgirl!" Other than the two small bite marks on Satsuki's neck, there are clear indications of different sorts of wounds all over her body. Long bleeding wounds run down her body, as if tiny knives were used to carve the girl's body up. Whoever killed Satsuki did so with the intention to make sure that she died in pain. You don't know for certain who's the one behind this, but there's only one name in your mind, only one Dead Apostle who would directly target a girl like Satsuki, who was only guilty of spending time with somebody like you.Your eyes narrow, and you spit a name out in pure loathing hatred. "Altrouge." You won't let her get away with this. Even if you have to destroy every god damn Dead Apostle Ancestor that dares align themselves to her! Arcueid looks like she wants to ask you a question, but suddenly, Sacchin's corpse twitches, and Shiki falls backwards in surprise. Another twitch, and Arcueid steps in front of the two of you defensively. "Keep back. She's becoming one of The Dead!""No. She's not." You observe through gritted teeth, and you watch as Satsuki rises to her feet, the oozing wounds all around her brutalized body beginning to close as she stands up. "I'm... not dead?" Satsuki looks at her hands in complete disbelief. "But... I... I need to call Shinji-kun! I'm so thirsty... but he'll know what to do!" Satsuki speaks softly to herself, having not even realized the presence of the three other people in the room as she goes to pick up the mobile phone on the floor before she freezes, finally realizing that she's not quite as alone in the room as she thought she was.She freezes in terror as she looks at Arcueid, like a baby chick staring at a hungry cat. "W-wait... who are you? Y-you're not going to hurt me, are you?"
>>4633304that feels like a crit failure instead of BARELY failing
You push past Arcueid. Being careful to keep your distance. Satsuki has quite literally only just turned into a Dead Apostle, and is quite dangerous to everyone around her right now. Except Arcueid, who is looking at Satsuki as if Satsuki was some sort of curiosity piquing puzzle. A Dead Apostle that immediately rises from a corpse without the usage of magecraft to hasten the process is a strange sort of miracle, after all. "No. Sacchin. She's not going to hurt you." She suddenly looks up at you as if the messiah himself had shown his face, come to deliver her from her misfortune and suffering. "But I'm going to need you to do exactly what I say. If you aren't careful, you'll be overwhelmed by the changes to your body and your newfound lust for blood and will try to attack Shiki and myself here. Should that happen, I won't be able to help you." After all, it feels as if the only thing preventing Arcueid from doing anything right now is Satsuki's innocence. A dead apostle without a single sin."Then... what do I have to do?" You're angry that you didn't manage to get to Satsuki in time to prevent her from being transformed into a Dead Apostle, but at the same time, you're relieved that she's not yet fallen completely to blood lust. While they naturally lust for human blood, it's more than possible for a Dead Apostle to sustain themselves on animal blood alone. With almost any other Dead Apostle, Arcueid would slay them for merely being in her sight.>"We're going to need to get you some blood. Shiki, is there a slaughterhouse nearby?">"We're going to need to get you some human blood. We should find a bloodbank.">"I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans.">Write-in...
>>4633381>>"I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans."
>>4633381>>"I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans."She's not gonna completely drain us if we do this right?
>>4633381>I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans.If this bad ends us I'm gonna call you mean names on qtg, QM
>>4633384Arcueid is not gonna let her.
what if we just slit our wrist in a cup or bowl and have her drink from that just to be safe
>>4633385You fool. My Servant Class is Avenger.
>>4633378>Even if you have to destroy every god damn Dead Apostle Ancestor that dares align themselves to her!alright so, i think we should stop being nice and walking into traps like retards and start thinning the herd
>>4633381>I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans>Openly and without any restraint hug Sacchin immediately afterwards, other people be damned. She deserves a goddamn hug and you're going to give it to her, Dead Apostle or no Dead Apostle
>>4633381I'm going to give you some of my blood. You knick your tongue as you kiss satsuki as you let her drink m
>>4633391that randomly reminded me of the attribute wheel from FGO, and now I'm left wondering if anyone from the Second Set will pull out a Ruler out of their assOr a Moon Cancer
>>4633397Not sure what posts were mine in this thread. Apologies. Mobileposting is a bitch as it is
>>4633397she sucks you dry or Shiki or Arc kill her before she tries
>>4633400Unimaginably based. Using reinforcement to bite our own tongue to french the blood right into Sacchin's mouth hits the vanilla and ryona in a very interesting blend
>>4633397>>4633381this as well
Another failure to notch on our belt.
>>4633417It's fine. We'll use truth to transform Primate Murder into Fou and make him our mascot.
>>4633381>>4633397SupportingToo late, too fucking late. Goddamnit WhatIs. My poor heart. But i like to see some bad events that aren't bad ends so we can't just rewind through Tiger Dojo so... yeah.
>>4633381>>"I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans."Give her a hug, too.Fuck, another thing for the bucket list: devampirificarion. Probably gonna need RM for that though as a necessary first step.
>>4633397Supporting this one.
>>4633397can you retards stop trying to get us or our friends killed
>>4633426At this point she should probably remain as a Dead Apostle. She'll be able to defend herself and survive better. I'd hate for something like Melty Blood to happen and Sacchin end up just regular fucked.
>>4633401Or a alter ego.
>>4633381>"I'm going to give you some of my blood. The magical energy within it should be enough to sustain you for longer than if you drained even a dozen humans."And hug her.Fuck me and my roll luck, at leas she is still with us
>>4633433she's pretty fucking strong which is a blessing and a curse, she can quickly become as powerful as a DAA and quickly gain a Reality Marble but she's gonna have to rely on us to keep herself stable and we're gonna have to hope she doesn't lose self control and we have to put her down. She becomes a great ally or a massive problem
>>4633450I just noticed that if we get her back to human after she gets her RM she will sill have it.Thats a fucking OP shortcut for a RM
>>4633450Depletion Garden is pretty fucking OP. Yeah, she can become a great ally if we can help her. Fuck. Also, here's hoping the remake will give her her route.
reminder that Medea warned us that she had to hold herself back from sucking us dry and now we're going to hug the newly minted vampire and give her our blood, good call everyone>>4633455Remake is confirmed to give her a route
>>4633450I'm willing to stick with her and help her until she's able to control her bloodlust. I mean fuck, if we can accept Shuten Douji who's actually gone around eating people, we can keep Sacchin a vampire and be fine.
>>4633456Wait, seriously?! Last time i saw it it wasn't confirmed. Nice.
>>4633456We deserve a bad end after this fuck up.
>>4633464it was like the first thing that was confirmed for the remake
>>4633466I dont trust nasu
20 minutes till it's called.
>>4633456You know what, you make a good point.>>4633381I’d like to amend >>4633426 in that we drain the blood to a glass and wait with the hug for after we’ve confirmed she’s lucid enough.
God I fucking hate when a 90 really doesn’t do a thing to avoid the actual event we didn’t want to begin with
>>4633475I guess thats better than another bad end. I change >>4633447 for putting you blood in another container first.
>>4633466Nasu said this is in an interview about seven damn years ago. Odds are that Sacchin will once again end up on the cutting room floor along with Illya.
>>4633482I will fly to Japan and punch her in the throat if that's what happens I swear to God
>>4633478>not wanting a cute brunette vampire schoolgirl to drain you of both blood and semen simultaneously in the best way possible, yet keep you alive because she loves youNever gonna make it, you faggot
Honestly I think the main thing that lowered anon's guards in this quest is when we first crippled Shuten with the world's strongest poison, and then willingly allowed her saliva to come in contact with a fresh wound of ours, with no repercussions to us.Like, either our actions backfire on us or they don't. I'm starting to get confused by the constant game of cat and mouse where we either are TOO cautious, or we didn't analyse the text for two hours before voting and got locked into a no-resistance allowed loss.
>>4633487I wanted us to get our caster god damnit and not reenact twilight with an easily avoidable choice of >>>>>>get sacchin out of town
In the wake of the (somewhat understandable) whining regarding the direction the story has gone, I would like to state as clearly and unambiguously as possible that I am having fun.
>>4633522I would not seethe if this wasn't fun
>>4633504Should have voted that
>>4633523>>4633522This a fun crazy shit but it needs more medea and illya.
So I'm guessing this isn't gonna be as easy as having Shiki stab the Roa out of SHIKI and truthing the inversion impulse out of him
Ok so after we figure out how to handle Satsuki, I think we should call our friends and tell them to head to Misaki town, shit is going down and we need help. I think Rin and Sakura should take Beo because he would come here the fastest and they're the most defenseless cause no servant, plus we need Beo for his fight against Primate Murder. Everyone else can take a car driven by Saber, if they encounter someone, the 2 servants can deal with it
Blood drain and hug right?Alright, I'll be merciful.
>>4633539I guess.It depends of how arcueid will react to satsuki
>>4633544That iilya is too smugWe are going to the dojo
>>4633529I miss Medea every day. Medea Route and Sacchan Route are the only ones i want.
>>4633555i feel like even if we get Medea back, it might be too late for her to do useful stuff
>>4633560Yes and? We still marry her
>>4633560I dont think so, this war may be longer than we expect.
>>4633345>>4633379Well well well
>>4633560>implying draining our balls every single day and gaining mana and more power out of it does not fall under "useful stuff"Never gonna make it
Damn it, I take a nap and wake up to this shit.Not even surprised but also not particularly upset either.We should have wrote in to have Arc hold her down while she takes some of our blood.Watch her fucking tear Shinji's neck open while she's drinking deep of his Truth Serum
>>4633626QM said he's being nice so who knows
"Hold still, close your eyes, look up and open your mouth, Satsuki. Try not to focus on me... just... think of something you really like to distract you." You've no choice. Satsuki's new biology requires magical energy immediately, and you simply don't know if she'll be able to hold out long enough to get a viable alternative source."S-something I really like?" For some reason Satsuki sounds embarrassed before blushing for a moment. "Well... alright." She does as you ask her, and you quickly slash your a reinforced nail across the palm of your left hand. You're really hoping this works...You can see Satsuki's body tense up a little the moment you cut yourself and your blood is exposed to open air, but she manages to maintain control of herself as you slowly and silently approach her. You could've chosen to cut yourself closer to her, but that would've been far more dangerous for you if she did actually lose control of herself. She's fidgeting quite a bit by the time you finally make it over to her, and you raise your bleeding palm above her mouth and allow the blood to drip down into the waiting fanged maw of the vampire. Arcueid has pulled up a chair as she watches with interest and Shiki just looks genuinely uncomfortable. You remain this way for a few minutes, until your natural regenerative ability has closed your wound, at least. Something else that Arcueid shows some interest in. "I-is it done?" Sacchin asks, her eyes still tightly shut. She's not fidgeting or acting jumpy anymore."Do you still feel thirsty?" You ask her with a voice devoid of emotion. It's not meant to intimidate her though, it's more to ask her in a completely unbiased way if she requires more. You don't want her to feel pressured. Though given the circumstances, it's kind of odd that the Dead Apostle is the one feeling pressured. Probably the presence of Arcueid. "N-no...?" She sounds more like she's questioning herself than anything else. "No." She says more firmly."Then it's done. I don't know just how often a Dead Apostle like yourself is going to need to feed, but for now, I'll be the one responsible for it. I heal fast enough that it shouldn't be an issue." "Full of surprises, aren't you? So what exactly are you? Some sort of True Magic user or maybe somebody with Authority over Healing?" Arcueid theorizes from her sitting position. Is your healing ability so potent that it's enough to make Arcueid compare it such extremes?""Nothing of the sort... I just have a special Element that makes me especially well suited to healing wounds, both mine and those of other people..." Your healing ability is practically a cheat skill. Especially now that you've proven it capable of doing something that even the ability to reverse time like that of a Dead Apostle's healing ability cannot replicate in healing cuts from the Mystic Eyes of Death Perception.
"There's more to this element, isn't there?" Arcueid quickly gathers. Damn this woman is sharp!"Maybe, I wouldn't be comfortable discussing it though. I'm a magus, after all, you understand I can't simply share all my secrets." You give the traditional magus answer. It's not like you don't trust Arcueid, but... well, she's the sort of person you kind of want to have the trust of for yourself in the first place before you reveal to her just what you're capable of."Fine by me. I'll just keep guessing, I think that might be more entertaining anyway." Arcueid just shrugs as she gets up and walks over to Sacchin, who shrinks back away from the woman as she approaches. "As for you, I've got my eye on you. Don't step out of line or you'll find out just why your very instincts cry out in fear at the sight of me." There's a terrible threat in Arcueid's voice that turns Sacchin's knees to jelly. Man, for what a confidence boost it must be to suddenly find yourself with all the powers of a vampire like Sacchin has, you can't imagine a better way to destroy that confidence then for somebody like Arcueid to appear before you."Yes... miss." Sacchin barely manages to squeak out, and before she can fall to the ground in a terrified heap, you step forward and catch her in an embrace. Which causes the girl to freeze up entirely."Don't worry, Sacchin. I won't let anything bad happen to you. I... failed you once, I won't fail you again." Sacchin is speechless, and after an awkward few moments, responds to your embrace by wrapping her own arms around you. Guh! T-tight hugger. Had you been a weaker man, you'd be in a considerable amount of pain from Satsuki's hug. Doesn't look like she knows her own strength yet! Satsuki lets you go after about thirty seconds of the tight hug, and your body is a little bit sore as a result. You don't regret it for one damn moment though.
"Uh... Shouldn't we be... going after the people who did this?" Shiki adds from the sidelines awkwardly. He clearly wants to leave and just go home."Right. But the one who did this isn't the Dead Apostle we're looking for." Arcueid shakes her head. "Though I'd gladly thrash my sister if she doesn't have her stupid pet dog with her." Arcueid smirks. Honestly, as annoying as it is to admit it, Altrouge is only a secondary target. The sooner you dispose of Roa, then the sooner you can just have Arcueid come to Fuyuki and finish up in this ridiculous city. You'd actually like to see just what Gilgamesh would end up doing to an abomination like Nrvnqsr if he stepped foot inside Fuyuki. A vampire's replica of the Sea of Life belonging to Tiamat would be the sort of thing that would make Gilgamesh genuinely angry, you think.>You know what? Screw this. Tell Arcueid all you know about Roa. You want this finished with. While you mess around in Misaki Town, Things could take a turn in Fuyuki!>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)>Actually, it's not really been that long, what if you just... went to go see if Mordred is still guarding that prison cell? A Servant could be a great boon to you right now, and you don't want to burn a command spell to bring Betty to you. You don't even know if it would work from this far away anyway.>Write-in...
You see? I'm not completely heartless.
>>4633671>>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)Tell them to get to Misaki town. We have a vampire hideout to burn.
>>4633671>>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)Tell them to come to Misaki Town now. Sakura and Rin can ride Beo and everyone else takes a car or train, whatever is faster.Remember guys, its not just killing Roa, Altrouge and Rizo are in town at least, there's a good chance there are more people here too like Primate Murder or the pirate, Arc and Shiki are good but we need to play it safe with so many unknowns in town
>>4633671You know what, screw this.
>>4633671>option 1But then ask if you can/need to call for backup because you're in a time pinch with your own issues AND your allies are currently unsupervised and might get ganked or do some dumb npc shit while you're away.
oh yeah we should tell Saber about Mordred now, get her into that headspace now since its confirmed
>>4633671>>Actually, it's not really been that long, what if you just... went to go see if Mordred is still guarding that prison cell? A Servant could be a great boon to you right now, and you don't want to burn a command spell to bring Betty to you. You don't even know if it would work from this far away anyway.
>>4633692We can tell her once she is in town.
>>4633696votes are kinda split, she might not come at all
>>4633671I joked about it earlier, but the idea of any more participants of the grail war showing up here would make me very uncomfortable.Both further splitting our forces AND leaving Fuyuki unguarded seems like a horrible idea in the long run.I also don't think we should just ruin Shiki's whole coming of age story to speed run Misaki. Everyone needs time to calm down and coalesce damn it!>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (Tell them to hunker down and heal up. They should be with Touko by now so just listen to her till we get back. Hell if we could talk to her and tell her the situation that would be great!)
>>4633671>>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)Tell them that you need to regroup in Misaki town for an attack on master who kidnapped you and killed Touko and for healing of Saber and Avenger.
It's Rin's birthday in Japan! Everyone wish Rin a happy birthday!
>>4633707idc if we take jabs at each other and its kinda tense around her, i still like her
>>4633698There is still more than six hours for people to vote.>>4633699>further splitting our forcesOur forces will be arriving in Misaki town in full. There will be no splitting.>leaving Fuyuki unguardedI am sure Fuyuki will survive for a few days without us.>ruin Shiki's whole coming of age story to speed run MisakiWe can't Roa run free and we can't let Rize and Altrouge do whatever the fuck they want. We need to take care of them the sooner the better.
>>46337151-2 days at most if we take our time according to QM, maybe 3 if we decide to end the DAA threat now and try to give everyone a GOOD END
>>4633707Happy Birthday, you humongous bitch.
>>4633671>You know what? Screw this. Tell Arcueid all you know about Roa. You want this finished with. While you mess around in Misaki Town, Things could take a turn in Fuyuki!Tsukihime (Any%) (Makiri Mode) (Sacchin Route)
>>4633707Happy birthday, Rin>>4633715>Our forces will be arriving in Misaki town in full. There will be no splitting.Rin has to stay in Fuyuki. She's the second owner. Saber is injured really bad, and I don't think Shirou would like to leave her behind.Sakura is their greatest defense against servants and should stay to defend against an attack along with Illya and Avenger.The only person I can imagine leaving Fuyuki is Touko.
>>4633730>Rin has to stay in Fuyuki. She's the second ownerWell she left for London and it's like 3 days at most. Also uh, Avalon
>>4633730>Rin has to stay in FuyukiI have never heard about that rule. She has left Fuyuki in games I am pretty sure.>Saber is injuredShe will arrive in Misaki and we will heal her.>Sakura is their greatest defense against servants and should stayAgreed which is why she will accompany everyone to the Misaki.>Illya and AvengerBoth will go to Misaki.Looks like everything is sorted out.
>>4633730>>4633738Hey guys, you know who would probably enjoy killing vampires and is probably spying on us right now?
>>4633707Happy birthday!>>4633671oh thanks fuck.>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)See how saber is and who can come to help kill vampires, touko and her wolf will come obviously, but at least one servant would also be good backup. If saber we need to tell her about mordred.We should tell arcueid about roa when our allies arrive.I'm really not sure about this vote, but its a 50/50 if this fucks up or option 1 fucks up.Also, how would Sakura magic resistance EX interact with Satsuki RM, lol
>>4633741Gilgamesh? Zelretch? I am against calling them either way.
>>4633745We should totally see if Goldy wants to come hunt vampires. He'd totally be into it and I want to see him call Altrouge a mongrel.
>>4633741Ciel? But she's busy!They all should be busy! WE CAN'T JUST BRING THE WHOLE HOLY GRAIL WAR TO MISAKI TOWN!hahaha, servant machine go brrrrrrrr
So before I vote can someone corroborate this story about Rin being unable to leave Fuyuki?>>4633746We have no way of contacting him. If he wants to participate he will arrive on his own.
>>4633752She literally fucking left Fuyuki to go to London
>>4633752>We have no way of contacting him.We could always try yelling into the bracelet he gave us, but it is admittedly a long shot. The other person I wish we knew how to get ahold of is Alan. He'd be fun to have around. >Hey can you do me a huge favor, bro? Go pet that dog for like an hour, thanks.
>>4633746Hey, having gil, arcueid, primate murder and Altrouge is a recipe for fireworks and a destroyed town.Seriously, if gil decides to pull ea shit is fucked.>>4633747Ciel would drop everything if you just say "hey i know where roa is">>4633752Nothing really stops rin from leaving fuyuki, the second owner is a title of the protector of the land yes, but it has nothing on it like a magical contract where it stops rin from leaving, its just her responsibility if anything magical fucks with the city.At least by my knowledge.
>>4633752Yeah sure. Rin can leave Fuyuki at any time as long as there is somebody at least appearing to be managing things and she's not shirking her duties.Hell, even Kirei would do.
>>4633763Just lease ruby as the temporary second owner.Nothing bad can come from it.
>>4633757I know. I just want to be sure. >>4633760The bracelet has no communicative properties. Look at the pastebin.>>4633761>>4633763Alright thanks.
I really think we shouldn't gather all our allies here no one would be left to defend our house and some servant might booby trap it or squat in it. We should ask touko for advice first since she is the only one that has any interest in what's happening in misaki.
>>4633763Probably not a good idea to let Kirei know what we're doing but then again, we tell Ciel about Roa and things might happen
>>4633765Gee Kaleido-Ruby, how come your creator lets you be the owner of a moderately huge Japanese city?
>>4633763>Hell, even Kirei would do.Yeah, so Rin needs to fucking stay in Fuyuki.
I wonder if screaming Gilgamesh's name 3 times on a empty bathroom would be enough to summon him.>>4633769Would ciel be angry if we killed roa without her?
>>4633771Who do you think took care of things while Rin was too young to handle things?Kirei is actually surprisingly decent at the paperwork side of his job. Just so long as he's not expected to make money.
>>4633671>>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)Tell them what's up. Vampires in Misaki. The guy who stabbed Touko is also here and he is a master. Let's gather up so we can heal our allies and then kill the leeches.>>4633771Why tho?
>>4633775Yeah, kirei does his job as a priest very seriously.VERY seriously.
Yeah let's tell Kirei then while also letting Ciel know Roa is gonna die soon cause of us>>4633772Nah she might see it as us doing her a favor
>>4633768Also Ibaraki might smash up our house or try to pick someone off while everyone moves.Honestly its probably better for our team to stay put for a few days considering everyone else is turtling and waiting for us to do something dumb.
>>4633768We can just kick them out when we come back. What's the big deal?
>>4633782Pictured: man taking his job seriously.
>>4633781>letting Ciel know Roa is gonna die soonBetter tell her after the fact I think.
>>4633783>smash up our houseWho cares? Didn't we have like a dozen safehouses around Fuyuki?
>>4633776I don't trust that shitty priest to not maximize suffering when he can while he's in charge of things and I have a very strong feeling if we pull all our forces out of Fuyuki shit is gonna get really fucked really fast so there will be a ton of suffering to prolong. Especially if we get Ciel involved with all this shit, which she's bound to find out about if she's doing her job right.
>>4633787He dies soon or we need Ciel for help, whatever works
>>4633791Whos suffering tho? Some faceless nobodies? Who cares? Shinji have said before he doesn't give a shit about civilians.
>>4633782Abortion is a sin, Kirei is based
>>4633671>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)Inform them that we've been strongarmed into a sidequest in Misaki.If they've met up with Touko yet, heed her counsel. Also get her on the line if possible.If they haven't, mobilize to do so if feasible, otherwise try to cautiously gather information on the remaining enemies.
>>4633798You know who would care about civilians?Shirou.Saber.Rin.Sakura.Taiga, because she is one.Kuzuki.Ciel.Bazzet, when she gets out of Manaka jail.The Clocktower in general.The church in general. Sure, maybe nobody we know dies. But the possibility of the Grail war getting out of hand, causing untold misery, and attracting even MORE negative attention to the location isn't a great look. It's not good optics and it's not good for morale.
>>4633789You're right, that isn't a big concern.There are a few things I'm worried about when it comes to calling over our allies. The most immediate thing to come to mind is that it gives the other factions time to act unimpeded, as up to this point they have been mostly passive, which worries me. Everyone would be clued in that something's wrong if all our friends ditch the war. We also know ooc that at the very least Ibaraki is looking for an opportunity to take revenge, and she might be able to exploit our absence to make her move. Also, I just don't think we need to bring over a ton of people to do what we need to do here. It seems a bit excessive.
>>4633805>kuzuki>caring about random civilians???
>>4633807If I recall we did some work on making him more people via training with and befriending him. But sure, maybe that's a stretch. Take another look at that list of people that would be very upset at Fuyuki getting fucked to shit and tell me I'm wrong.
>>4633805Not our problem. We have vampire royalty to remove. Get your priorities straight.>>4633806What faction? I don't remember any factions except ours.>Ibaraki is looking for an opportunity to take revengeIf there are no our allies in Fuyuki then there is no one she can take revenge upon. Problem solved.>don't think we need to bring over a ton of people to do what we need to do hereWe are going to fight Altrouge and her knight and possibly her dog and who knows how many of her pawns. They brought a whole undead army to ambush us in Fuyuki. We need all the help we can get.
>>4633806We are going to fight Altrouge, fucking primate murder, discount dio, roa and maybe someone else if the QM decides so.Yes, we do need firepower.
>>4633815I feel like you guys are forgetting Altrouge's other number 2, the pirate captain with the ghost ship and the reality marble that destroyed another DAA castle, if Altrouge is on the move to go up against Arc then she's surely brought people other than Primate Murder and Rizo. There might be more than just them too, they’re supposed to be a faction after all. Even if Arc doesn't feel like going after Altrouge yet, she's still aiming for us and we settle it now or wait until she turns another one of our friends
>>4633817That's why I voted to bring everyone.
>>4633813>Not our problem.No, it's Rin's problem and our fault.We have some dummies in our group, but it wouldn't take much for people to connect the dots of cause and effect when Shinji and the crew plus 3 come back to the burning remains of Fuyuki especially considering they're all very much aware Shinji should or at least could have seen it coming. And even if they don't get that big brained with it, the idea that "if we were here, we could have prevented this" would be very strong.We're talking about an utter breakdown of trust in the alliance we've worked to make and cultivate till now.We're talking both the clocktower and the church on maximum damage control trying to fix the mess we let happen and causing even more problems for us in the long run.I'm talking long-term, I'm talking mad what ifs, but it's something to consider especially considering how sadistic the QM can be at times.
>>4633826If we dont bring everyone with how high on the power tier list the players are right now we may get struck on various bad endings.I think it may be worth the risk.
>>4633826We're in the middle of something just as big in Misaki Town. Do you know what happens in Tsukihime? Imagine that but with at least 4 stronger DAA that are out for blood against us, anyone associated with us and Arc. We mucked things up yeah, that's why we're choosing violence now and using all our firepower to nuke every DAA in Misaki Town from existence
>>4633826Now is the perfect opportunity to deal with Altrouge's faction. Doing it without our allies is stupid.>I'm talking mad what ifsYes, exactly. You are pulling shit out of your ass. The city is not going to be destroyed in two days. Who the fuck is going to destroy it? Kirei? How the fuck would he do that? There are Ciel and her servant. There is Gilgamesh. There is Manaka. None of them are intrested in Fuyuki's destruction at least for now.
>>4633835Manaka would probably keep things stable for the time being since Misaki Town is an opportunity for Shinji to develop even further
>>4633815The thing is, against most of those guys it wouldn't be helpful to just dogpile them. Heck, all of them combined couldn't stop timestop knight from casually walking away with us. Also, we really need to work on our personal power in the interest of freeing everyone that got taken by Manaka, and we'll never improve if we rely too much on our allies.
>>4633839We dont have time to improve now.We need to rely on our allies, thats the point of having allies, we can get more OP later, its better than dying now.
>>4633828>we may get struck on various bad endings.All could be avoided if we're smart.You know what can't be avoided? Something neither us or our allies are around to stop.>>4633830>>4633835I'm telling you, we don't need it. If we bring anyone, we should have Touko come in with Betty, but that's IT!There are eldritch abominations, Manaka, a Gilgamesh who is ready and willing to go all out, and Kirei potentially left on his own stirring the pot when, and I do mean when, Ciel does some basic bitch investigation and finds out where the second owner went off to and why, all in Fuyuki dude. Such a volatile situation should not be treated any more lightly!
>>4633801>>4633671>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)>Tell them what's up. Vampires in Misaki. The guy who stabbed Touko is also here and he is a master. Let's gather up so we can heal our allies and then kill the leeches.>Actually, it's not really been that long, what if you just... went to go see if Mordred is still guarding that prison cell? A Servant could be a great boon to you right now, and you don't want to burn a command spell to bring Betty to you. You don't even know if it would work from this far away anyway.No reason we can't do both.If we take our forces out of Fuyuki I don't think we have anything to be concerned about. We'll probably have enough firepower to deal with shit quickly, and I don't think we should tell Arcueid what we know without backup, or she'll get even more suspicious. While we hopefully speedrun this whole Tsukihime plotline and get Arcueid to help us out, any masters and servants still in play can fight amongst themselves.The only problems that I think will arise will be from Kirei, and knowing QM, we'll probably get back to find the whole city is on fire, everyone has been turned into mana batteries like those orphans in Kirei's basement, Amaterasu has gained all nine tails and Nyarlathotep has taken one of his more dangerous forms, causing the Counter Force to show up and decide that killing everything is the best solution, meanwhile the mage assosciation sends in Lorelei and the Clocktower sends its best agents, while our allies all blame us directly for everything and Shirou cucks us of all waifus, but I'm really beyond caring at this point.I really wish the consequences of shit would be more consistent with this quest. It feels like we get punished for caution, then we get less cautious in response to that, then we get punished for being reckless, then we complain about how inconsistent things are, then the QM punishes us for the sake of it, then the cycle repeats. Honestly at this point I figure fuck it, let's just do whatever.
>>4633671>You know what? Screw this. Tell Arcueid all you know about Roa. You want this finished with. While you mess around in Misaki Town, Things could take a turn in Fuyuki!
>>4633843Yes we fucking do.bloody hell, do you know how OP this fuckers are?
Wait a minute, if Tammy is reaching god-mode and that god is Amaterasu, would she have some kind of super-effective bonus against these vampires since Amaterasu is a sun goddess?
>>4633848There are few things on the nasuverse that could oppose full power amaterasu.
>>4633843Misaki Town is currently in the middle of an apocalyptic event that will kill thousands at least, Fuyuki is more or less kept "stable" as a good chunk of the servants are trapped by Manaka and Gilgamesh has been nerfed and needs to play things smarter
>>4633839We need to seize the chance. Right here. Right now. We fucked up before because we were half assing everything. We gathered allies and then used them to just stand around doing fuck all. It's time to get serious.>>4633843We do need them tho. We are about to throw down with a whole DAA faction and you want to do it with half a dozen people. >eldritch abominationsHe doesn't give a shit.>Manaka, a GilgameshNeither of them are going to move until we come to the temple.>Kirei is a joke. He has nothing. He is under constant watch. He can't do shit.>Ciel does some basic bitch investigation and finds out where the second owner went off to and whyWho gives a shit? We are going out for only two days. By the time she notices we will already be back. And even if she comes to Misaki we will just fuck her up.Stop being such a panicker.>>4633844>No reason we can't do bothWe can't go to Mordred before our allies arrive. That would be stupid.>KireiPlease explain to me what the fuck can he do. He has nothing. He is under surveillance. Any servany would fuck him up. He can't do shit.Nyarla is not going to do shit. Seriously, why would he?
We got fucked by our overconfidence so many times, yet there are still people who refuse to utilize our allies and vote to rush ahead on our own.
>>4633863>We can't go to Mordred before our allies arrive. That would be stupid.Why? We can just call them, organize a meeting spot, and go get Mordred in the meanwhile. It's not like they can travel instantaneously, unless the kaleidostick can do it for us.>Please explain to me what the fuck can he do. He has nothing. He is under surveillance. Any servany would fuck him up. He can't do shit.Anon as I said in my post, I don't trust QM to not squeeze maximum suffering out of the choices we make. He already pulled Manaka, Nyarlathotep and Amaterasu out of his ass. My guess is that he manages the city ineffectually on purpose to cause as high a body count as possible, but I'm mainly just exaggerating.>Nyarla is not going to do shit. Seriously, why would he?You really have a hard time picking up on tone don't you? I was giving you a worst case scenario.
>>4633870It was more that we got fucked by allowing our opponents the opportunity to fuck us for the sake of diplomacy.
>>4633870Indeed, people don't seem to understand is that this is pretty much Tsukihime on lunatic mode.We need everyone that is able to fight.Heck, knowing the QM he may even throw someone like kishima just we can have another potential servant-tier enemy.
>>4633879With mordred the problem is that i don't think we have a way to make her our servant, we don't have rule breaker at the moment.
We're being hilariously overconfident if we're trying to fight at least 6 DAA with just Shiki, Arc and Satsuki. Like, one of those guys was literally made to kill humans and we're arguing about whether or not we should call in back up. We're doing exactly what got us into this miss now, doing things ourselves, does QM need to spell out that we should he more aggressive and rely on our friends more, or should we wait before we fuck up again because we got overwhelmed by the pirate captain with a ship full of zombies or the time stopping knight that can kill servants
>>4633870Rushing ahead is stupid too, but we have to have our bases covered and you totally disregarding the situation in Fuyuki is a huge oversight no matter how much you want to downplay the danger of the situation. Like I said, Touko and Betty.Them with Arc, Shinji, and ol' dead eyes should be enough if we play our cards right. We don't need overwhelming force to handle every situation.
>>4633886noyou don't get how strong the enemies are.jesus fucking christ.
>>4633882Oh shit, you're right. Totally forgot about that desu.>>4633844Changing my vote to just>You still need to call Sakura back in order to instruct your allies on what to do. (What do you want to tell them to do?)>Tell them what's up. Vampires in Misaki. The guy who stabbed Touko is also here and he is a master. Let's gather up so we can heal our allies and then kill the leeches.
>>4633886What about trying to get Alan to come along.We were planning on having Betty try to get ahold of him anyways, we can just tell her to do it before she leaves.
>>4633742Adding to my vote that we should try to get everyone able to fight to misaki.
Wait which side is winning again? I'm confused, I feel like it's a tie
>>4633880So you have voted to take on Altrouge, Primate Murder, Rize and possibly a whole army of DA on our own. Not overconfident at all.>>4633886That is not enough. We were are the ones who wants to play things safe by gathering our forces. You are the one who wants to split our forces because "trust me dude Fuyuki will explode".>>4633890We have no way of contacting him.
>>4633890Alan said that he dont want to fight because the counter force would get angry and shit.
>>4633671>Shiki adds from the sidelines awkwardly. He clearly wants to leave and just go home.It's genuinely funny how he was dragged into something completely absurd and he doesn't understand what's going on because he's missing so much info and just going through the motions
>>4633900We really should explain things to him.Also i just remembered that Akiha exists and may still hate us.
>>4633896>We have no way of contacting him.We had a couple ideas of how to do that, having betty make a small high speed familiar with a message and shit.>>4633897We don't need him to fight. I'd be happy if he just came with and held Altrouge's dog in his lap until we finished.
>>4633901Honestly if she is going to give us shit we should just dropkick her and be done with it. There is too much on the line.
>>4633901We're gonna have a similar relationship with her like we have with Rin, we're hilariously better than her now and we'll swat away her attempts to hurt us
>>4633902>I'd be happy if he just came with and held Altrouge's dog in his lap until we finished.Why would he do that? There is zero reasons for him to participate in this shit.