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    22 KB EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)15:17 No.18830824  
    (( Did I say Tuesday? I meant Monday. Yeah. Monday.

    (( http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/18761397/ ))

    Turns out the island was uninhabited. Why, I'll never know - I could have sworn it was actually used. I mean, it's right in the bay. Well, perhaps 'uninhabited' is the wrong word - abandoned might be better. Some sort of facility was here in the past. I've set up shop here with my phone and laptop, which has a very damn good battery. While I gather information, Archer prepares. He has cast himself in armor, now - a reflection of not his journey, but his actions in the Illiad, most likely. I have set up multiple wards.

    My contacts have been reporting that the folks from Big Ben have set up shop on the outskirts of town. They didn't seem to care much for the mundane subtlety of their actions, buying a house with cash, then throwing money at every problem from transportation to food to information. Their Servant is not apparent, but has been described as a 'knight in shining armor'.

    How frustratingly opaque.

    There's been few fights. Almost no contact between Servants.

    It is currently 6 AM, and I have just woken up. I watch Odysseus begin to move his arm, and something strange happens - his arm 'jumps' a little, as if moving instantly a short distance.

    "How was your sleep?" he asks, tightening his armor a little.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)15:25 No.18830896
    "Restful enough. And yourself?"

    If we're going to use this as a base of operations, we'll want to get supplies and a generator for electricity.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)15:28 No.18830919
    Pff what do you need electricity for? We have magic! Some candles and quills with parchments should be enough!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)15:31 No.18830954
    Powering the septic system so we have a working flush toilet, for one.
    And I don't fancy living off of MRE's for the duration of the Grail War.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)15:32 No.18830957
    I'm sure that magic can be tracked. A generator is better.

    Also, ask Archer what that thing he did with his arm was.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)15:50 No.18831170
    rolled 42 = 42

    "It was restful enough." I reply. "And yourself?"

    "It went well. The night was silent, as I'd hoped."

    "Excellent. ... What was that, with your arm there?"

    "Remember how I said that I would only lie to you if a gambit for our victory required it? This is one of those times."


    "I will not betray you. I swear this on my son and on my wife." he says, looking me in the eyes.

    Urgh. Those eyes make me uncomfortable. I'm not sure why, or how. Something about them stirs me in a way I don't want to be stirred.

    "We should acquire a generator if this is to be our home base for the remainder of the war." I said. "We will need power."

    He nods.
    "This facility is vast - perhaps one is left here, forgotten?"

    ((Chance: 40 for EVENT))
    >> dice+1d40 Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)15:52 No.18831201
    rolled 38 = 38

    Trust him. A man doesn't make an oath like that lightly, especially this one.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)15:55 No.18831251
    I don't like trusting him but...

    Actually no I don't like it at all.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:06 No.18831371
    What reason does he have to fuck us? It's not like EMIYA, where he was trying to wipe out time.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:09 No.18831391
    We're in a war man we can't just let this shit fly. If he runs around and get injured for no reason (that we know of) then we need to get him to stop that shit fast.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:10 No.18831410
    He's also in a position where he can have better knowledge of a situation and where we don't have full information of the situation, and shouldn't have full information, in order for a gambit to work.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:12 No.18831428
    That seems like a sincerely doubtful scenario especially this early. Its not his war, its our war. He is the servant, we are the master. We SHOULD know what he is doing.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:13 No.18831434
    >knight in shining armor

    Sounds like we've got Arthur, Gawain or Galahad on our hands. God help us.

    I think we should trust him. After all, he has a bitching boat.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:19 No.18831501
    I'm torn.

    On one hand, I trust the cleverest man in Greece not to come up with a retarded plan.

    On the other, acts of god have a habit of kicking him around.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:22 No.18831547
    If it is who i think it is.
    it will be amusing
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:23 No.18831566
    Who do you think it is? Does he have a fetish for dragons, or have an Opera named after him?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:26 No.18831592
    There was a talk of putting Don Quixote in the game
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:29 No.18831628
    We have absolutely no way of knowing that. Let's not get all metagamy up in here.

    If anything, he should be the absolute last person to expect.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:31 No.18831646
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    In fact it is just a clever ruse. The hero that was secretly summoned was...

    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)16:32 No.18831663
    rolled 91 = 91

    While I am not quick to trust him, knowing his devotion and drive to return to his family, and stay with them in the first place, his words ring true.

    "Anyway. Where do you advise checking first?"

    "This facility. We will be open on a boat - even mine. Here, at least, we might get lucky."
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:33 No.18831679
    You dropped out of the IRC, been having computer troubles?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)16:33 No.18831686
    ((Naw. Just can't IRC at the moment.))
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:48 No.18831850
    Let's go. The sooner we get our bearings, the better.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)16:53 No.18831910
    There isn't much else to do right now.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:04 No.18832033
    EGO, are you still there?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:09 No.18832109
    R.I.P EGO.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)17:13 No.18832160
    "We may as well explore." I say, closing the laptop but keeping my phone. It's important to keep in contact with my agents, they're an edge most of the masters don't have - as the owner of the land, myself and my family have a small group of lesser mages performing these duties.

    The place is ominous. It's strange, really - while there's nothing outstandingly magical about it, something about it reminds me of a research area for magics.

    And, how to put it... not ones liked by the Association OR the Church. There's nothing obvious, no signets or any of that - but the place reeks to me of vile ceremony and the like. I've heard of the way the Grail in Fuyuki city was tainted. I've read the dissertations and papers written by Emiya.

    And this place's 'smell', its signature, remind me of it. I can't place it exactly. There must be something -

    One of my wards has been tripped, near the shore.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:13 No.18832161
    Bumping for EGO's return
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:14 No.18832173
    While we're looking around, ponder the enemy servant. Did your informants give you anything other than Knight in Shining Armor? Because that could describe loads of people.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:14 No.18832174
    Lucky us. The gods are gone.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:17 No.18832197

    Send Archer to investigate, he's fast and invisible. You may as well keep looking around the area you are now until he reports back.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:22 No.18832264
    Figure of speech. That F luck is going to complicate things.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:22 No.18832265
    Something is definitely, no doubt, wrong with is facility. Maybe wrong in a good way or wrong in a bad way, but there is SOMETHING going on.

    We cannot become complacent in this place until we figure out what this mysterious feeling is.

    Especially, with this recent intrusion into our new base. Tell Big O to stick with us, find some high ground to see what it is, whatever. We will not separate in this place.

    Also, should our Luck magic be good to offset Big O's shit luck? Can we like, give him luck or something? Or can we only take it away?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:27 No.18832321
    How well do we know this place? By the time we find higher ground, whoever it is could already be inside.
    >> Teachfag 04/23/12(Mon)17:27 No.18832323
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    Almost certainly one of the other Knight classes (Saber or Lancer), or possibly Rider.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:28 No.18832344
    Well, at least we know that they're European.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)17:30 No.18832365

    >Also, should our Luck magic be good to offset Big O's shit luck? Can we like, give him luck or something? Or can we only take it away?

    My family's mastery of entropy is only great enough to remove it from things - we've yet to master movement from one entity to another, or even generate it ourselves.

    "Archer. Our perimeter has been breached."

    "Understood." he says, and we move - to higher ground. The island has little in the way of cover, and we soon emerge to the roof, giving us a good view of...

    A massive bank of fog, thick and soupy.

    Archer frowns.
    "I need line of sight to properly shoot my target." he says. "This magical effect is troubling."

    Well, it's not normal magic. If it were, I'd sense the way the prana was being manipulated. It's not even a sorcery, or a Reality Marble. I can't sense what's generating it! It's like the fog exists on multiple levels!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:31 No.18832377
    Motherfuck, Archer, can you do anything with winds or storms. Your legend included both pissing off Poseidon and being wracked with storms and obtaining a bag with the north wind in it?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:32 No.18832395
    Well SHIT!

    Hoe many entrances does this place have? Because if we can't see the enemy, then the best we can do is watch the doors and shoot what comes through.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:33 No.18832416
    Maybe if we make his luck even worse, it will spawn a localized tornado or something.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:36 No.18832459
    Can we see anything moving in the fog? Shadows and suchlike?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:39 No.18832482

    That said, if the fog is obviously not based in magic, then it would be reasonable to assume that it is based in secular methods. A fog machine? Industrial grade?

    Troubling on several levels, it indicates our opponent is either not fully magus-headed and uses technology AND it implies our opponent knows that servant Archer is here, because that is a perfect countermeasure to Archer.

    Check the fog again. Make absolutely certain it isn't magic based. It may even be a sort of passive effect of a servant, like Lancelots NO IDENTITY thing.

    In that case, we're dealing with assassin or berserker. If it's berserker, we may want to be able to retreat. Assassins can be fought in combat, especially considering O's B's in STR and AGI.

    Ask O if he is confident in his sword arm, and if he is tell him to advance forward to a visible area to draw out the enemy, Bow at the ready for a crack shot.

    If he isn't, fall back further into the island. If the fog moves further to follow us, we are definitely dealing with someone we don't want to engage right now.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:41 No.18832524
    It says it's not normal fog, it exists on multiple levels. It's not sorcery or a Reality Marble, if it was bog standard fog Archer wouldn't give a flying fuck, it's a pretty good guess to place it as a NP. Probably Assassin, hopefully not Berserker, low chance of it being caster.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:43 No.18832548
    No, not further into the island. We should move further down the coast. That way we can bug out on Bio O's NP if we have to.

    Though, actually, I don't think we should run at all if we can help it. Do you want to spend the whole war being bumped from hideout to hideout?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:43 No.18832554
    Take the luck from the fog. Have a gust of wind blow it away.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:45 No.18832571
    Is that possible? Can we even do that?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:47 No.18832595
    Why not? If its not normal fog, something is controlling it.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)17:55 No.18832680

    I mean...

    I can remove luck from areas. But... weather patterns? I think for a moment longer, opening my Circuits to prepare the necessary effects.

    "Archer, do you have the bag? I am certain you know of what I speak."

    "... I do. Are you certain this is a decent time to employ it?"

    "If I use my magic on the fog, and you blow it away, I may be able to find what's generating it. If the fog appears mundane it might be because it is made to block magical senses and the generator is not so warded."

    "I see. And the Servant?"

    "Once that is done, I will count on you to cover me from assault."

    "To reiterate: You will amplify the Bag's effect upon the fog. At that point, you will move to disable the generation of it - and in the interim, I will guard you. Are you certain of this course of action?"
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:57 No.18832711
    Those who dare, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:59 No.18832725
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:59 No.18832737
    Is the bag reusable, I'm worried about using a trump card at this early a point, especially one that reveals your identity so handily. But the fog is a potential great danger, I just hope this isn't a probe to see how we react.

    Use only a bit of the bag if possible, see what reactions we earn.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)17:59 No.18832745
    Sounds legit to me, Big O.

    Keep in mind the best plan of fucking off of everything goes bad is on his ship, so make sure we know how to get to our exit. Other than that, let's rock!

    BGM: Yomigaeru Shinwa - FS/N OST

    We told him we'd have his battle music, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:00 No.18832747
    So, we're doing it. Right?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:00 No.18832750
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    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:01 No.18832758
    Well unless they see the bag we should be fine to use it without identifying ourselves.

    Reusability should be there. It may cost a lot of mana but it should definitely be possible. Best to ask.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:03 No.18832794
    >Yomigaeru Shinwa
    Did you mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vw99a0-4ak
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:04 No.18832815
    On the other hand, it's not like the bag of winds is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Odysseus. We might end up giving them them the wrong impression of our servant.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:07 No.18832847
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    Wait....knight in SHINING armor? Oh damn.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:08 No.18832861
    please no more Gilgamesh
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:08 No.18832870
    That seems like a bit of a leap, there are a damn large number of knights in mythology, and a good number of them are pretty shiny. It's a possibility but not one I'd jump to at this juncture.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:08 No.18832877

    Considering "knight in shining armor" is used for just about any heroic-looking knight, or to be taken literally, we could be looking at about every myth or legend about knightly figures, especially English stuff like King Arthur.
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    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:10 No.18832896
    Now I'm hoping it is Prototype Saber.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)18:12 No.18832922
    I nod.
    "Who dares, wins." I say, drawing a small pistol and sliding the ammo into place. Pulling the slide and slipping it into a prepared holster, I step to the edge of the roof. "Eastern shore, if everything fails. Clear?"

    "Understood." he says, holding out one hand. He carries me, one arm under my back, the other under my knees, and drops. As soon as I'm on solid ground again, he leaps back to the roof. This whole time I've been building the prana in my Crest for a massive blast of Entropy, as I run into the fog. This time, when I unleash it, it's not just magically visible - it's a visual distortion, a ripple of dark and shining energy.

    The fog looms in, but soon, a roar follows, and it's blasted away. The area around me is clear again in the light of the dawning sun, as I hastily look around. There... It's faint, but it's there. I run.

    A police officer stands next to a magic circle - not one he made, but one that looks like a reaction of the world to quantify a magical effect. He's staring at it, a cigarette in his lips. There's a gun in his hand, and the Command Seals sit there, like bizarre, red slashes that reach his knuckles.

    "Give up your seals." he says simply. "I'd hate to kill a woman."

    Goddamnit, I hate when they leap to that.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:13 No.18832932
    We are a girl?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:15 No.18832947
    How long have we been a woman?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:15 No.18832951
    Gender hasn't been stated before so... I guess?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:16 No.18832968
    Are we a woman, or are we just very effeminate looking?

    Mozambique Drill, two in the center of mass, one in the head.

    Hopefully he'll also be filled with arrows from Big O.

    Given that his servant isn't visible I'd guess it's Assassin, I think Odysseus can cover our back for this though.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:17 No.18832984
    Or Caster.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:18 No.18832998
    Who gives a shit, Big O has got this guy dead to rights.
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    ....Challanger appears
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:18 No.18833001
    I say we should focus on defense. He's a denier of tradition. We are a denier of tradition. We should not underestimate guns and the possibility of a trap here. Best thing we could do is probably to get the gun shot out of his hands and then prepare to defend against the servant.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:19 No.18833006
    Possible but less likely. Caster tends to set up a stronghold of some sort rather then venturing out, when they do venture out it's after they've collected a buttload of prana, generally through less than polite methods.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:20 No.18833022
    WAIT! We are forgetting that "We" can also cause badluck to a lesser extent.

    How about jamming his gun? Let our master take him out while he wonders whats wrong with his weapon.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:21 No.18833034
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    That's just a generalization, there are mages who DEFINITELY don't work that way. I bet there are heroes out there in the caster category like them.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:24 No.18833067
    That's why I said possible, and tends to. We should be aware of the possibility, we shouldn't allow ourself to get stuck thinking it has to be X servant, but we should still prepare ourself most heavily for the more likely option.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)18:28 No.18833122
    Didn't it say in the last thread we had an affinity for fucking with firearms? Or were particularly effective against them or something?

    Irregardless, introduce yourself. Ask him to introduce himself.

    I'd say it would be better if we kept our Servant class on the down low. Big O would appreciate it, I think.

    After introductions are over, tell him to fuck off and that you aren't looking for a fight this early in the war. Hopefully Big O is smart and puts an arrow in his neck if he points the gun away for a second.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:30 No.18833138
    These! Combine these!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:31 No.18833155
    Why let him go? Why not make like we are letting him go, then have Archer put a few holes in his boat as he leaves? In the water, he would be a sitting duck.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:32 No.18833178
    Well Gil's fucked. Im not picturing a cross between Gils Gates and Lancelot's NP but vehicle based.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:33 No.18833188
    What I think we should do:
    Neutralize the attack
    Asses the situation and the enemy servant
    >> Teachfag 04/23/12(Mon)18:38 No.18833247

    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)18:39 No.18833255
    He points the gun at me.
    "You can get a new hand. I know what you people are capable of. Just give up and walk away."

    "My name is Eliza Alexander." I reply, "And you really shouldn't point a gun at a known Master."

    He chuckles. "As if I'd put the gun down now."

    "Introduce yourself. I shouldn't have to teach you basic manners."

    "My name is Gerald Dumat." he says. "Why are you so damn calm?"

    "Because I know something you do not." I allow myself a little smile - and something in my head wrenches. Ever so briefly. I can see the magic pulse, but I don't think he was watching for it. "At any rate, I'm not looking for a fight this early. Walk away - or boat - and take your servant with you. No one has to die this morn."

    He frowns.
    "I doubt mine would return without killing." he says, with a light chuckle.

    "Then we are at an impasse."

    Out of nowhere, an arrow slams into his trigger finger, severing it. Within moments, I lift my gun, but he screams:


    His hand burns and then goes out - one of the command spells has been used. He turns to flee to the boat.

    I could take the shot, but knowing Assassin is in the area, it might use time I do not have!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:42 No.18833298
    Get out into the open so Big O can cover us
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:42 No.18833310
    Oh shit. If Assassin is who I think it is, then we are in a heap of trouble!

    Let him go, make your way back to Odie. Avoid any fog that you see.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)18:43 No.18833316

    So we're a chick?!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:44 No.18833326
    see >>18832922
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:44 No.18833334
    Get back to Odysseus, we just damaged him, scared him and there's assassin in the area.

    Get the motherfuck back to Big O and avoid all fog. Watch our back.

    Big O might be able to drop arrows on the sap while he's fleeing in his boat, we're a bit busy though.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:44 No.18833335
    It appears so.

    Technically we are the formless, much-voiced mental familiar of a chick.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:46 No.18833348
    If he gets the chance he should Bow of the Ox the escape boat. Blow that fucker right out of the water.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:48 No.18833381
    Well first we need to SURVIVE. Assassin is definitely attacking because of what Gerald said.

    That guy's got a problem though, we got the extreme long range servant.

    And he's only got a boat.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:50 No.18833403
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    rolled 66 = 66

    Stay the fuck were we are, aim at the fleeing master and shoot him, don't move and trust Archer that he will blast away Assassin before he eviscerates the shit out of us.
    He's Archer class, dammit, he should be able to make out Assassins Presence if not outright see him.

    Also: FUCK YES, EGO! I'm glad I managed to made it to this quest also. But.. we were a women all along? Really? How did I miss that in the last thread?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:51 No.18833412
    Once our safety is assured we'll deal with him. I'm willing to bet once we're safe he'll get Assassin back and use some more fog to protect himself, but we bloodied his nose something fierce and made him burn a command seal, this is a definite win for us even if we don't sink him.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)18:51 No.18833415
    Yes. And guess who Assassin is. He'll love killing us.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)18:52 No.18833421
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    Well, I guess as a familiar we have to keep our Master alive. We need to carefully make our way back to Archer while watching for Assassin.

    If Assassin attacks before we can, our Master might need to burn a Command spell to keep her from getting killed.

    centsss anciently. Yes, captcha: our Servant an ancient hero with a lot of horse sense.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:54 No.18833468
    Jack the ripper likes killing prostitutes, not just women.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:56 No.18833495

    Guys, isn't running back to Odysseuss what will probably kill us? He stands on the goddamn building, he just shoot the other master, if we run towards the building there is a fat chance that he will lose sight of us while entering the building and making us a perfect target for Assassin. I still say, we should stay where we are and just rely on Archers's Aim and swiftness and kill the other master.

    I think everyone does so, still it's meta, so pssht!
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)18:57 No.18833504
    I know. But he won't let that fact prevent him from carving us up like a turkey, and relishing actual flesh severing under his knife again for the first time in over one hundred years.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)18:59 No.18833538
    Yes, but Archer won't be able to see jack through that fog. Pun not intended.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:01 No.18833568

    OOC: Serial killers go after whores because they're easy to lure in & because nobody misses them.

    The fact that our MC has tits & a vagoo will make Assassin that much happier to carve us up like a Christmas goose.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:02 No.18833582
    It's not really that meta, we've already been given enough information to work it out. We know it's assassin, he said that his wouldn't return without killing which places it as a serial killer or obsessive killer, there aren't any other possibilities I can think of that are quite so much defined by fog, in specific thick london fog.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)19:03 No.18833604


    Anywho. We definitely need to get to safety first, Assassin is notorious for killing masters. If it was any other servant, I'd say we might risk it, but Assassin is COMING.

    But I feel bad for the guy, tbh. He seems like one of those non-magus to get involved by accident. Poor guy. We've basically burned the bridge by hurting him and making him use a command spell, though.

    I think that Archer + Assassin dream team would be great: fuck fighting Servants, kill Masters.

    Anyway, get the fuck back to Mr. O, Master. Assassin is coming.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:04 No.18833610
    Except that, before this point, it has always been a Hassan. This is an irregularity.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)19:05 No.18833631

    Just tell Big O to get his hairy Greek ass down to us, we don't have anything to worry about if he's by our side. Constant line of sight required, of course.

    Dat B rank agility means he can move fast.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)19:06 No.18833645


    For your reading pleasure.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:08 No.18833666
    This is also a new grail

    Enjoy your not canon
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)19:08 No.18833672
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    I must move quickly.

    I aim and fire - and find that the bullet slams into the ward energy around his boat. A police officer magus with an affinity for 'shields'. I should have known... Counting on Archer to protect me, I work on disabling the fog device. Once my work is completed, I slam the butt of my pistol into the edge of the circle, releasing the working energy from its productive restraints. The Prana destabilizes almost instantly. The fog, unable to be maintained in the otherwise normal weather, quickly dissipates.

    Time to run.

    I turn on my heel and look directly at Assassin. His face is obscured by shadow, but a smile blossoms on his face as the knife comes out - shining oddly.

    I turn and run. He gives chase.

    Arrows fall from the sky aimed behind me, but I think Assassin is somehow dodging them - at least, it's slowing him down enough to keep me running.

    Without the fog... We might stand a chance. Should I run towards Archer, or towards the place we agreed to flee to - they're roughly equidistant.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:09 No.18833681

    This, however IS canon. Jack the Ripper is a little girl with mother issues.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:10 No.18833695
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:11 No.18833708
    Run TO archer. Assassins don't hold up in a one on one brawl with another servant.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:12 No.18833725

    Hmmm...tough choice. EGO, do we have save points like in some of the other quest threads? So that we can reload if we fuck up & make a bad choice??
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:17 No.18833819
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    I say meeting spot, shoot and run and while we run, we should lay out our route in way that it never obstructs Archer's View of Us or Assassin.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:18 No.18833829
    Go to the rendezvous point, it's what we planned for and I'm guessing that Big O's plans are designed for us following the instructions.

    Toss bad luck back at Assassin, it'll make the arrows more likely to hit.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)19:19 No.18833832
    Simple math. Running TO Archer cuts the distance we need to run because he too can run at us, while running AWAY from Archer needlessly increases the distance he has to run to meet us.

    We run TO Archer. Presumably screaming about how we're running to him. Masters can send mental messages to their Servant, so tell him we're running at where we last knew he was. Where he was shooting from.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)19:20 No.18833859

    God that art is so shitty in retrospect. Type-Moon needs to hire some better artists.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:23 No.18833890
    Its great in their newest VN. Keep in mind FSN is a several years old now.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:23 No.18833895
    Do you think we can call Odysseus "Odie" and not get an arrow to the knee? Just asking.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:24 No.18833908
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    I actually like Takeuchi's derpy Artstyle. It's pretty distinctive IMHO.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:24 No.18833917
    Seems a bit disrespectful, Odysseus, Archer, Son of Laertes if we're being real formal, we'd probably get a good laugh out of him if we called him "Nobody".
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:25 No.18833925


    [X] Run to the rendezvous point. Stick to the plan; Archer has our back & can cover us if Assassin attacks.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:26 No.18833940
    Rendezvous point, we made a plan, we're sticking to it.

    Bad Luck Assassin, make him more susceptible to arrow in the face disease.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:30 No.18833998

    It's a good idea if we don't refer to Odysseus by name when we're fighting or in public. We can call him by name when it's just us two but otherwise we call him "Archer".

    Remember: when a Master finds out the true identity of another Master's Servant, that gives them an advantage because they can guess what the other guy's tactics will be.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)19:31 No.18834016
    [[ Archer, I am headed to rendezvous. ]]

    [[ Understood. ]]

    Things grow desperate. I can almost feel his prescence on my back as I move towards the Greek at the shore. At the last moment, I can almost feel the blade touch me - But then there's a grunt of effort, and the sound of flesh meeting flesh. I stumble forward, releasing bad luck at Assassin as I fall.

    Assassin faces off against Odysseus.

    I notice something - the bow is gone. It's been replaced with a short sword that seems utterly unremarkable.

    If I don't make a command, it seems they shall fight normally - but something about Odysseus's stance is odd. He looks so comfortable.

    "I'm actually sort of pleased we're so secluded." he says with a smile, a grin that almost reaches his ear. "I can fight at the greatest of my ability without restraint."

    Assassin is silent, kicking up his hat and putting it back on.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:32 No.18834033
    Thus, Odie. Might throw people off a little. For all they know, we just got our hands on a god. Grail went totally batshit this time. Or we could go with the classic "John Smith."
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:32 No.18834043
    "Don't let him escape."
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:33 No.18834053
    You just fucked with a man's hat. You don't want to fuck with peoples hats. Watch yourself Odie. That may come back to haunt you.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:33 No.18834057
    Archer, have fun.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:34 No.18834061

    Ask Assassin his name before he dies.

    Not Jack. His REAL name.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:34 No.18834066

    Sounds like we made the right choice. So we do have save points in this quest, EGO?
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:35 No.18834071
    All he'd say is "I'm from hell."
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)19:35 No.18834077
    (( No. Think more like Heavy Rain. ))
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:36 No.18834087
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    This is so much common sense, I didn't even think we need to say it out loud.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)19:37 No.18834104
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    Run toward Archer. Remember, the Archer class isn't limited to exclusively ranged attacks. And, from a pure, straight-up combat perspective, Assassin is the weakest of all Classes. Odysseus can very likely take him in a stand-up fight.


    No, we don't call him by name at all. Eavesdroppers, magical or non, are possible at virtually all times - especially Servants like Caster of Assassin.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:37 No.18834111
    Also, if Assassin is unworried about fighting a servant, we may have a problem on our hands. A real, real problem. For all we know, he's just going to bypass Archer somehow, and hit us.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:38 No.18834124

    Never played it. Will have to look that one up.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:38 No.18834127
    This reminds me, we should tell Big O WHO and WHAT Jack is.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:40 No.18834148
    So we'll be switching viewpoints?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:42 No.18834173
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    >come to /tg/ for the first time in months
    >first thing I see is the F/SN logo

    Carry on gents.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:43 No.18834187
    >/tg/: You don't need the other boards anymore.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)19:44 No.18834210
    "Have fun, Archer."

    "I plan on it." he says, and then he sweeps in. The ease of his movement and Assassin - no, Jack's sly dodge... Are only an initial, isolated, incident. That's when Archer moves low, making a weird step - and suddenly, he's slipped into Assassin's blind spot, striking with his bare fist at a kidney. Almost as soon as the reaction registers, he moves again, his blade slicing open Jack's chest.

    This is what he meant.

    The ultimate Lie. His class is Archer. To all masters, he would register as Archer. He uses a bow, like Archer. He shoots arrows, like an Archer. Every movement and action before hinted at that - Archer. But his movements now, his actions, his ease. He's much better as a swordsman!

    Jack moves towards me, but is blocked again, a sharp uppercut seeming to come from nowhere. He moves to defend, and the blade opens his back. He attempts to attack, but hits nothing but a shadow. A brawling style that uses lies and deception as its backbone.

    This is his greatest Noble Phantasm. The King Of Lies Tirumphant!
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)19:44 No.18834215
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    Shouldn't be able to. Remember, Assassin trades in stealth, not combat power.



    Why the flying buggerance didn't Assassin kill us while we had our back turned?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)19:45 No.18834235
    (( >Why the flying buggerance didn't Assassin kill us while we had our back turned?

    I'll run a Tiger Dojo segment once this thread concludes. This question will come first!))
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:46 No.18834239
    Welp. Looks like we won't be seeing Jack again. Pity.
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    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:48 No.18834268
    Odysseus follows the Sam Vimes school of combat! We have the best Servant.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)19:48 No.18834271
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    Why do I feel like this is going to go wrong somehow. We need to watch for Jack's Noble Phantasm. And by "Watch for" I mean "Get the fuck out of possible range of."

    Probably gonna be a melee.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:48 No.18834272
    I love this man, this servant is the most hardcore motherfucker. We have to make sure Assassin dies here instead of getting this information back to anyone.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:49 No.18834284
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    Our Servant is awesome! I like our chances in this HGW, fellow elegan/tg/entlemen.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:50 No.18834291
    So, I'm guessing we're not getting a name, then? Pity, that would have been a nice bonus.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:50 No.18834302
    I agree. If he isn't concerned too much about this, we should be. He's got an ace up his sleeve. And a couple knives to boot.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)19:51 No.18834314
    Also - We need to never, EVER use this Phantasm in front of a Master/Servant we're not actually fighting at the moment. It'll get us raped in a hurry if they can predict it.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:52 No.18834317
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    So, does this mean all his stats are lies as well?
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:52 No.18834333

    We summoned Archer. That should've clued us in that we had the GARest Servant in this war.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)19:53 No.18834337
    Yeah, make it imperative that we kill Assassin here and now. Lies only work if no one knows them, and Jack is in on it now.

    Use a fucking Command Seal if we must, but Jack dies tonight.

    Also, hands down best Servant. Who wants one of those Irish faggots anyway?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)19:53 No.18834338
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    >Listening to Lancer's Tactical Tips

    Dude, seriously, you're worse than the french military.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)19:53 No.18834339

    And we're his prey of choice, too. Young woman.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:54 No.18834362
    Oh shit. OH SHIT.
    For all we know, Odie can't take a punch then. Or maybe he can lift mountains. We have to be much, much, more careful now.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)19:56 No.18834398

    Haha, no, not how it works. Statlines are true. Period. Just because he's better with a sword than a bow (*ahem* EMIYA) doesn't mean his statline's not true.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)19:56 No.18834403
    Yeah. So why didn't he attack us and just ignore Odie? I smell a trap.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)19:57 No.18834408
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    So we just be careful while Archer finishes kicking Jack's ass.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:00 No.18834449
    Don't underestimate Assassin. I'm sure several masters did, and paid for it with their lives. Assassin is all about deception. How do we know this is the actual Jack, and not a decoy? He might also put that mist back up again. That would fuck us right up.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)20:00 No.18834456
    [[ Archer, it's Jack the Ripper. ]]

    [[ Understood. ]]

    With a final kick to the gut, Assassin falls to his knees. Down comes the blade, and his head rolls.
    "Jack is weak, but there are many. They don't share their information and rarely come in contact - but his nature is one of a thousand. Imitators, copycats, and the like. I learned that much of his Legend in the Throne. That means..." he does that thing with his arm again, and he's suddenly holding a bow. "Well, it means it's impossible to say for certain he's dead until the Master is destroyed. I was hoping it was a weakling Hassan. At least most of them have the dignity to die in a simple manner." he grumbles while Jack's body turns to blackened Prana.

    "Knowing this, how do you think we should act? His Master knows we live here. Shall we move again, or bolster our defenses? Perhaps stay on the move?"
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:03 No.18834490
    Stay on the move. Harder to track us.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:04 No.18834505
    Stay on the move
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:04 No.18834508
    Assassin class servants are damned good at slipping through magical wards and the like as I recall, bolstering our defences isn't really an option, and Odysseus can't watch us 24 hours a day. I'd say relocate and prepare to take out his master quickly, being in the police should mean he's damned easy to track down at least, though dead cops attract an awful lot of attention.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:04 No.18834514
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    This time we stay here. The last time we moved it didn't go perfectly well either. Bolster Defenses, set up Wards, make ourselves comfy.

    Then we should send out our familiar to check out what's going on in teh rest of the city. I wonder if the other Servants clashed already, too.

    That reminds me, we did set up some sort of ward on one of the artifacts someone stole. Was it used to summon a servant? Can we still trace where it is?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:05 No.18834521
    Wait a minuet! So,this guys Servant is, effectively, EVERY SERIAL KILLER?!

    I don't think we should move. There is something special about this place and as long as we're watchful we should be able to see anyone coming. Besides, we we're already run out of our house once.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)20:07 No.18834555

    Damn shame that we have to move, Master, seeing as how this island is pretty much a perfect set up. But tonight has shown us we're not safe here. Better to get thee gone and find a better base than stick here.

    Big O also seems particularly well informed. Unusually well informed. Must be one of his attributes, the ability to analyze or something.

    I say we get back on the boat and fuck right off to somewhere else.

    Can you think of any particularly good defensive locations, Master?
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:08 No.18834563
    Yeah. This is going to be difficult to win in that case.
    We stay, he'll find us. We move, it'll be harder to track us down. The real risk will be while we are moving, someone might attack. We stay, they WILL attack. That's why we need to move.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)20:10 No.18834586
    Have Archer try to sense any prana (other than our own) in the area.

    Also, is it possible that Police Boy is still within his range, if he can get to a high enough point?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:11 No.18834598
    So, we've decided to be bumped around from place to place by every chucklfuck that discovers us?

    What happens when we run out of places? I say we take our chances here.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:11 No.18834601

    Seconded. We need to set up shop elsewhere.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:16 No.18834663
    I'm going to say this for the last time.. We stay, we WILL get attacked again. Maybe Jack decides to pull out the stops this time and hits us right off the bat with a gun. Boom, headshot, Archer gone, game over. Maybe he actually uses a phantasm this time. Neither option bodes well.
    That's why we move. They don't know where we are, they can't attack.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:18 No.18834694

    I say we stay. While being on the move is ggod, moving around too much is a bad Idea and please don't forget that last time we moved we were discovered while being on the move.

    Also, if we set up our Workshop everyday we will probably run our of Prana to use for fighting and we did use a lot of magic today.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)20:21 No.18834730
    >Stay on the move.

    "I suppose it would come to this." he said. "There is a great deal of ocean within range of this War, dotted with small isles. We can move between them at will."

    "That's a thought. But then my workshop will be ruined each time."

    "Not if you set it upon a large enough boat. Mine won't do, but..."

    "You can't be serious, that Yacht?"

    He smiles again. "I am serious. It is large enough to serve as a mobile base, and I can pilot it. Convert the boy to Prana to make up for this morning's losses while your men seek information, or leave him alive to discourage fighting on the boat."

    It's an idea, for certain.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:22 No.18834740
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    We move, someone will spot us AGAIN and then our whole maneuver was for naught.

    Yes, we can be attacked by Assassin again, no it doesn't matter because Archer will stay around us. He is a goddamn serventm, he change into Spiritual Form and be around us all the time while we recover and use magic and familiars for recon.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:22 No.18834743
    Eat him and steal the boat.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:22 No.18834747
    Keep him alive for MANA TRANSFERS.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:23 No.18834758
    Prana. We need it. We almost died today. If Odie hadn't been on the roof, we would have. The grail takes precedence. One life, or one wish? I'd take the wish anytime.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:24 No.18834774
    Eat him, steal the boat. No Witnesses, no survivors.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:24 No.18834776
    What Alignment is Odie?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:25 No.18834781
    Well we're certainly no Shiro...
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:26 No.18834792

    1) we don't have a big house with all these nifty wards set up by Dad before his death

    2) we don't have a raven-haired twintail tsundere magus allied with us right now

    3) we don't have a purple-haired moe-blob with big tits cooking our meals for us.

    Therefore: we stay on the move.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:26 No.18834796
    Yeah, and what are the other people on the boat going to think?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:26 No.18834798
    Like most greek legends my best guess would be "heroic asshole".
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:27 No.18834814
    Neutral Good. Or Asshole Good. Depends really. He certainly has traits of both.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:28 No.18834819
    And let's thank god for that or else people wouldn't die even if they're killed.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:28 No.18834821
    A whole boatload of people vanishes, the police get involved, and jacks master knows where we are AGAIN.

    Yeah, smart, just make our moving meaningless.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:29 No.18834828
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    Who said we'd let them live?
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)20:30 No.18834849
    Just realized, Big O will probably fight better on the move.His whole legend is about him moving from place to place. He has EXPERIENCE with this kind of warfare.

    Also, nothing overtly evil, eh? Big O was, as far as Greek heroes are concerned, a pretty Good aligned dude. Let's not go around and devour people's life force every time we need to top off.

    Just go dump him on the mainland somewhere.

    On the boat we go, on the boat we go!
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)20:30 No.18834854
    Jack the YACHT, keep the boy (and the rest of the vanillas) ALIVE for the purpose of DETERRENCE. (Magi being sneaky gits who won't fight in the presence of vanillas if they can help it)
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:31 No.18834865
    Are you suggesting Bloodfort Andromeda ON a boat?

    I wonder if there are any retards or children in the war this time?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:31 No.18834868
    Mobile prana supply! Can we use magic to keep them docile until we eat them so they don't freak out?
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:31 No.18834869

    That's my guess. I'd say either Neutral Good or Chaotic Good.


    Thank God for that. He was damn lucky Saber & Rin was there to save his dense ass many times over.

    Shirou was a fairly good guy but he did some stupid things. I spent most of my playthrough banging my head on my computer desk because of him.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:31 No.18834870
    Illusions mother fucker, do we know them?
    If so, Illusion the shit out of the boat. Make it look like the people are still alive. The grail war will be over before people notice they've gone missing.

    Or we could always make it look like it went down from a storm...
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:31 No.18834874
    Get Big O to have him give it to us as a gift, in payment for the awesome party spot we showed him.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:33 No.18834885
    He knows it anyway, you chucklefuck. Isn't that the main reason while we run AND set our shop up on the goddamn boat?

    Also: Keep the people alive and around for Manasnacks. Disposing of them or sending them away would be a waste of resources.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:33 No.18834887
    Do we Know illusion magic?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:35 No.18834911
    I don't think you understand. If a whole BOATLOAD of people vanish, police will get involved. Jacks master is a police officer. He'll get a description of the boat even if it isn't assigned to him, because cops talk.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:36 No.18834924
    No idea. But if we do, it will make this a lot easier. Plus, people = manasnacks.
    We don't have to kill them all at once, we can take time. Or if we're a total slut, there are other ways of getting mana...
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:38 No.18834939

    One thing I've never quite understood from F/SN. Does using people for Manasnacks = sucking them completely dry?

    Or, if we had enough people in one place, couldn't we just draw enough from them to just make them weak or sick rather than turn them into goo??
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:39 No.18834948
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    Eliza seems too... serious to be a slut.
    But then again...
    >bitches and whores
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)20:39 No.18834953

    You do realize that even the most half-assed magus - not to mention any Not-so half assed Magi (read: Caster) - could tell that it was an illusion right off the bat, thus rendering it pointless, right?

    Also, call up our Agents. See if they can set up an amush for Police Boy when he gets back to shore.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:39 No.18834962
    I'd assume not. So we keep them somewhat alive. They don't have to be comfortable, and mindwipes for the lot of them after this.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)20:40 No.18834971
    Look guys, this is a major decision for our character.

    Eating these people for mana is completely Evil. Legit, absolutely wrong. Kotomine tier evil.

    We don't NEED portable manasnacks. We get Big O to convince all these people the boat is ours, they fuck their merry way off and for the next 2 weeks we have an awesome yacht.

    Even if the Yacht somehow manages to get blown up, Big O still has HIS boat.

    Don't eat the Soylent Green, you fuckers. We have some shred of human conscience.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)20:40 No.18834972
    "What about the rest of the people on the boat, if we use the boy as Prana?"

    "Tell them he fell overboard, send them home. Or, not eating him, just send him home. It seemed an easy vessel."

    My mouth opens and closes a few times.
    It all seems so... simple.
    "Are you certain that the police won't get involved?"

    "I'm certain. Though I admit hesitance to eat him."

    Then we won't. We'll just set up shop there."


    Taking the boat proves to be ludicrously easy. A few sly words, and the young man hands it off, leaving with a few women in his arms among the other passengers. I look to Odysseus, and he just grins and shrugs, mentioning how personable drunk people can turn out to be.

    As for mana...

    He almost seems to sense what I think.
    "Regarding mana. We won't be transfering the... ah, old way. I am loyal to my wife."

    I give him a blank stare. "You know for a fact how little choice I had. We can transfer with blood instead. It's faster, simpler, and less embarrassing."
    I nod, setting up my workshop. It's a simple thing, drawing power from the nearby area to fuel and boost wards I place. Finally, I 'tie off' the gain to hide the workshop.

    The boat sways slowly, and time passes as we watch Seattle and the Space Needle in the distance.

    It is now Noon of the first day, and our workshop is set up. Now that this is done, I can return to this place to research magic, set up mobile wards, and other things. I'll also be able to intuit it's location from a distance. I can think of a number of places to go.

    >The Church
    >Space Needle / EMP
    >Science Center
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:40 No.18834973
    We could suck a little mana from all of them at night and make them think it's a bad hangover.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:41 No.18834984
    Mortal authorities. We can at least make it hard for Jack's master to get proof enough to bring us in on charges. It doesn't need to be good enough to fool another magus, just mortals.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:43 No.18834999
    I thought Masters automatically transferred mana to their Servants?

    After all, only Souchiro and Shirou had to fuck their Servants, and that's just because they had such shitty magic.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:43 No.18835007
    Spess Needle. Might need to use it as a sniper post later.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:43 No.18835010

    That's almost exactly what I was thinking; suck enough Mana off them each night to help ourselves without turning them into puddles.

    By the end of the HGW, they'll probably chalk it up to hangovers from a weeklong bender. That's possible, right?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:44 No.18835013
    >I am loyal to my wife.

    So, those thirty years with Circe wasn't really a thing, then? (Oh Christ, don't actually say this.)

    Also, it can be done with blood? So, Rin is just a kinky pervert?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)20:44 No.18835030
    (( Normal mana transference is more slow than sex/blood/eating people ))
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:45 No.18835038
    You mean nine. With that other chick, whats her name, before he was able to remember "Oh, yeah, I'd better go home."
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:46 No.18835049
    I'm not going to comment on the fact that he pretty much fucked his way through the greek isles.

    Space needle, it's a good vantage point and we'll want to know if other Mages are using it before we try to use it as a giant fuck you sniping tower in the future. That and the EMP is pretty boss.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)20:47 No.18835067

    Science. Generator, remember?

    Also, NO. BAD EGO. The only reason the whole issue of the J-J-JAM IT IN happened in the first place was because Arturia's Summoning was badly broken, and Shirou was a rubbish magus. Normally, the transfer is made automatically and continuously, as it was with Rin and Archer.

    Captcha: many Ragots - switch the R for an F and add another g, and you've got 4chan.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:49 No.18835087

    You mean Calypso??


    [X] Space Needle. Food from the restaurant + good sniper point.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:51 No.18835115
    Don't we have a generator on the boat?
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:52 No.18835122
    THAT'S THE NAME! It was going to bug me for the rest of the day.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)20:52 No.18835129
    "Let's go out." I say. "Might as well show you the vantage point of the city."

    "The large tower?"


    Docking and walking there is uneventful. Archer returns to a phantasm, and I make my way up the Needle, looking out over the city. It seems bikers have set-

    There's three masters up here, counting me. Lots of normals, so no one is fighting, but.

    It's a little tense.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:54 No.18835146
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    >3 masters

    I like where this quest is going.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)20:55 No.18835169

    Oh, shit. Looks like we weren't the only ones thinking about a sniper point.

    Play it cool but stay alert. Get some lunch from the restaurant inside the Space Needle.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)20:56 No.18835170
    Oh boy. Looks like Jack is regaining lost prana right now. Caster is probably here, Berserker, Lancer or Saber maybe, and Rider, well considering the bikes, he's definitely here.
    We need to avoid this area. Its to obvious for a good sniper nest.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)20:58 No.18835201
    Find a nice comfy bench and lounge. If any of them come up say "Sup.". They aren't going to start anything in here.
    >> Mick824 04/23/12(Mon)20:59 No.18835218

    >It's a little tense.

    but is our body ready?

    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:00 No.18835238
    >Eating these people for mana is completely Evil. Legit, absolutely wrong. Kotomine tier evil.

    A-boo-fucking-hoo. We shouldn't give a fuck. It can't be helped. It's not our fault that the HGW takes place in this city, it's a simple case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Of course, if you feel bad about it just think of it that way: The people's deaths won't be in vain, powering us and our servant means the HGW will be over quicker and the casulties in total will be lower.

    Waltz in, keep our gun under our coat and if we're somehow able to appraoch one of them shot him at point blank.
    Oh and yes: Let's not act like your typical mango prtagonist/villian and talk the people to death. Just shut up and be all business.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:01 No.18835250
    rolled 1, 4 = 5


    My money's on Caster (get the Ley of the land, so to speak) and one of the Knights. Not Berserker. He'd have attacked by now, unless his Master is actively restraining him.

    Also use MAGUS SENSES to figure out who the other Masters are.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:03 No.18835277
    You do know that if mages are here, their servants are going to be with them. You think we can handle a 4 way brawl? Don't be stupid.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:04 No.18835303

    >dat roll

    FUCKING keyboard, fuckin' up mah dice!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:05 No.18835316
    Well. We could always try to pump Bad Luck into the whole structure but that would be less funny.

    Also, don't forget that HGW is still monitored by the church, with so many peopel aroudn tehy won't try anything or the church will declare them as Free-for-All.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:06 No.18835321
    You use that name and you're surprised that you rolled badly?
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)21:06 No.18835324
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    It would be a 3-way brawl

    >3 Masters, counting us.

    I doubt a fight breaks out though. Too many normals around. Like I said, get some lunch at the restaurant inside the Needle but stay alert.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:08 No.18835358

    Did you miss the bit where our Servant politely mentioned that he's perfectly happy not using people as walking Happy Meals? Where "perfectly happy" means "Let's not. No, really. I'm just being polite."

    And Masters who DO do shit like that (especially if their Servant is against it) tend to end up dead in messy ways, occasionally at their own Servant's hand.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:09 No.18835378

    You know? Actually let's just take a good peek at the other masters. Our servant is good liar, maybe we can spot something about them we could use in our favour that we can use some other time to "convince" them with Archer'S Skill that we're actually a nice and proper lady and we don't want no trabble.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:10 No.18835389

    Irishfag here. What OTHER Nasuverse name would I use.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:11 No.18835403
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)21:11 No.18835409
    Finn McCool?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:12 No.18835413
    Buy them a drink while we're at it. Talk a bit, gauge them. It's not like they can start anything up here.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:13 No.18835425
    >Did you miss the bit where our Servant politely mentioned that he's perfectly happy not using people as walking Happy Meals? Where "perfectly happy" means "Let's not. No, really. I'm just being polite."

    We are still talking about the Hero who slaughtered whole landscapes just to get to his wife and kids, right?

    You could always try NOT BEING A TRIPFAG.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:13 No.18835430
    Get smashed with them, use your sex as an advantage for the male masters.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)21:14 No.18835457
    I look at the other masters.

    A pale man with short, silvery hair. He's huge - strong looking and imposing. The man across from him is a jovial blonde man.

    An older-looking biker. Across from him is a prim-looking fellow who looks distinctly uncomfortable.

    And finally, a young man. Very young, maybe twelve. The one escorting him almost looks like his mother, admonishing his eating habits.

    I buy something to eat alone, thinking to myself. The blonde seems to require a lot more prana than anyone else. That's troubling. The rest seem somewhat average, for servants.

    Not getting any drunker. The first time cost me my artifact.

    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:15 No.18835462
    No, PRETEND to get smashed. Have them water your drinks if you do this, but don't let the other master know it.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:15 No.18835470

    I knew it would end up like this as soon as I noticed that we're a female. Instead of being a classy and ruthless, maybe a little sociopathic Magus we go Full-Sakura.
    Way to go, /tg/. Way to go.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:16 No.18835475
    Oh, they are having a lovely day out with their servants.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:17 No.18835486
    To start with, what do these masters look like, anything that can help us in identifying them is handy. Secondly, I agree with talking to them, at the very least it will let us gauge them some more, and they might let something slip, especially to someone as perceptive as Odysseus.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:17 No.18835495
    Invite them all to your table. After all, if you spotted them they must have seen you.

    This could be fun.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:18 No.18835497
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    I could. But I don't feel like it. And I don't usually trip, but when I do, I prefer to do it in Quest threads.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:18 No.18835500
    > maybe a little sociopathic Magus

    Honestly i never seen /tg/ going all MURDER in a quest.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:19 No.18835509
    Strike up a conversation with the other masters, talk about how lovely the view is. Keep an easy smile on our face that betrays no actual emotion, try to gauge them. Invite them to a table and have a chat, Odysseus should be able to perceive more about them then they would, and they'll let on more than they think they are.

    We'll move on to the others in a bit.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:19 No.18835511
    I don't think anyone's suggesting we bang them or anything. Perhaps the problem is your own dirty mind... Which considering we're all part of the same Ego familiar I guess means my dirty mind too...Goddamnit.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:19 No.18835517
    >And finally, a young man. Very young, maybe twelve.
    Male Homunculus? Let's hope they can't use magic
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:20 No.18835536

    Silver-hair's got Berserker, Biker Dude's got Rider.

    Blondie's probably maintaining a sppell right about now, or his Servant is.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)21:21 No.18835541
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    This is /tg/ after all. If the quest has a female MC, you know she's gonna be fetish-fuel for at least a couple of neckbeards in the thread.


    Sakura spent most of her childhood & adolescence being raped on a regular basis.

    thatGuy was. Yes, captcha: anyone talking about mah waifu is definitely That Guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:21 No.18835547
    >A pale man with short, silvery hair. He's huge - strong looking and imposing. The man across from him is a jovial blonde man.

    Does he have Red Eyes? If yes we found the Einzberns.

    Otherthan that, while I'm actually in favour to turn this into our little pandemonium, how about we troll the shit out of them?

    We look for a compfortable place to sit down and then shout to them: "Yahoo! Participants of the Holy Grail-Sightseeing-Tour please to this table!" while giving them the biggest trollface in existance and then just let's watch how they'll react.

    Watching how people react to a situation that is completly out of their comfort-zone may tell us a bit more about them.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:22 No.18835561
    You could be Diarmuid Ua Duibhne
    though he has E luck too...
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:22 No.18835562
    You're assuming that the boy is the master, and not the servant.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:23 No.18835567
    Whoops, misread that. Blondie's either Strong, or pretending to be for purpose of psyching everyone else out.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:24 No.18835581
    Do you think that, if we got them all to interact with one another, Odie could gleam more than if we did it one on one?
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)21:24 No.18835587
    What >>18835238 said - if we start going rbutal, the Church might get a bit pissy. While 4th War Master of Caster was a bit blunt and made headlines (this was the real reason the church and other masters ganked him), I think that the Churhc's mandate tominimize casualities would kind of mark us as legitimate targets. Plus, knowing our Luck at least one moralfag of a Servant will gun for our blood.

    Plus, we don't have Eliza Alexander's backstory. (Does she get one? Is this how Quest Htreads work). We know she's willing to kill a guy who stole her shit, and probably wreck the day of a few passengers on the bus which killed aforementioned guy, but we've not crossed the line to baby-eating

    Plus, The Big O is a total bro, and Nobody pissed at us is a Very Bad Idea. especially when he's in the Archer class - you know, the class with Independent Action, the ability to survive without a Masterfor a few days? it's long enough to kill u and make a contract with less vicious folks.

    Eliza seems ruthless, not vicious. She'd not have problems hurting someone who crossed her, but she doesn't come off as callous. She's comfortably morally grey.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)21:24 No.18835591
    I'm all for the idea of inviting them over to our table, getting a nice expensive wine, and having a pleasant dinner with them. Depending on their reactions, we gauge their danger/stupidity level.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:25 No.18835602
    I'd guess yes, especially if they rub each other the wrong way.

    Casually invite them all over, have some dinner together, maybe over a tiny bit of wine or something else.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:25 No.18835609
    The option is a child Servant. Then we're fucked sideways because wut.

    >Does he have Red Eyes? If yes we found the Einzberns.
    Aren't homunculi pretty lightweight every damn time?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:26 No.18835618
    rolled 37 = 37

    >>I doubt a fight breaks out though. Too many normals around. Like I said, get some lunch at the restaurant inside the Needle but stay alert.

    I agree with this guy, this is a good way to at least know our competition.
    Also, If bad luck happens, they're stuck on a very high building surrounded by windows. One can only hope the result is that obvious
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)21:27 No.18835621
    Prim looking fellow is likely rider, considering he's with a biker.
    Lady is likely either lancer or caster.
    No idea about the blond. Lets ask Odie away from prying eyes.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:27 No.18835635
    I hope we can maintain moral greyness, every quest I see on /tg/ ends in either full-on paladin or utter asshole, no middleground...
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:29 No.18835656
    He's probably not. I'm trying to think up Child Heroic Spirits, but the only one that comes to mind is Christopher Robin as Caster.
    >> Zvezdansa !!29My6K4KifO 04/23/12(Mon)21:31 No.18835683

    I love it!

    Stand up and yell, "Excuse me! All participants of the Holy Grail Tour! We are having a group dinner at this table, please bring your guests!"

    Then summon up Big O with his 'casual' attire. DINNER ENCOUNTER GO
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:31 No.18835685
    >Aren't homunculi pretty lightweight every damn time?

    Homunculi tend to have a Shitload of Magical Circuits turning them into walking Prana-Generators.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)21:33 No.18835707
    I'm down with pleasantrie with other Masters, but I'd advise EXTREME caution. For all we know, one of them owns the restaurant here, and poisoned any food we're being served tonight.

    Also: we should consider that Assassin's master wasn't operating alone. Assassin is pretty weaksauce as a Servant compared to others - perhaps an alliance saw them send Assassin as a spy to probe our defenses. We never did figure out who sent the thief to steal our shit. be wary - we need to resolve one mystery before popping a few more.

    After we socialize with the ohter Masters, we should try and sort out as much as we can.

    Do NOT reveal we were just in a fight with Assassin.

    Do NOT reveal we have agents running about doing dirty work.

    Do NOT let on we had a thief.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)21:34 No.18835727

    Yeah, I see Eliza much the same way you do.

    IMO she's a bit like Rin: doesn't like doing dirt but won't hesitate to do something morally gray if she has to.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:37 No.18835763

    >Pleasantries with other Masters
    >With Magi who will eventually try to kill us
    >Who have God-knows-what powers

    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)21:37 No.18835769
    It's not that hard to signal the other Masters over. We get a large table, and I offer to handle the tab. In exchange, they introduce themselves.

    The boy is first - his excitement is evident. David Argyle, from Florida. He speaks with a slight british accent. The Biker is James Sunder, a local. The last introduces himself as Benedict. His red eyes betray his lineage, however.

    The discussion starts light. David is happy to visit the Evergreen state as well as the city. His Servant, he proclaims, is the nicest lady he's ever met. Benedict comments tat the service at his hotel was excellent, and that he wasn't expecting such service. His Servant pipes up that he's tasted better. The Biker says he's been having trouble as late. Something about not seeing a few of his fellow bikers for a while. His servant prevents him from saying more, and I introduce myself.

    This makes known five of the seven Masters. The orders for food pass, and the wait for the meal is still tense, until the boy lets slip that we all had the same idea coming here. It is agreed - we wanted the lay of the land. He praises himself for his insight, but his Servant looks troubled.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:38 No.18835780
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    Eh, fine. Do what you want, Buzzkill.
    I was kind of hoping we could still use the "Turn Hobos into magic-controled Living Bombs and swarm a Master's Workshop with them."-Idea.
    We could even make them scream "ALLAH AKBAR!" for Shits and Giggles.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:39 No.18835784

    Well, if 4th War Saber, Archer, and Rider could sit down and share some wine without killing each other, I'm sure it can't be that hard.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:39 No.18835793

    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)21:39 No.18835799
    Looks like Jack is on the prowl then. Expect more missing. Don't tell them this though.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)21:41 No.18835820

    Okay, this is going pretty well so far but I still dunno if this is a good idea. Be pleasant but let's try not to give away too much about ourself or our Servant.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:42 No.18835849

    All that means is Einzbern. upon aithoos
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:42 No.18835850
    >Showing fear and weakness in front of other masters.
    See now that will just mark us as an easy target.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:43 No.18835853
    Be pleasant, a perfect host. Ask how they're enjoying the patented Seattle weather so far. Reveal nothing of ourself. See if we can get any clues in the Servant's appearance and mannerism to get any guesses as to who they are or what class they are.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:43 No.18835857
    That's exactly why we need to freak the fuck out.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:44 No.18835868
    Ask her what's on her mind.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:45 No.18835880
    The boy's servant, I mean. She looks troubled.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:45 No.18835888
    It can also mean DEAD APOSTLES, or worse TRUE ANCESTORS
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)21:45 No.18835889
    While trolling the shit out of them would win kudos from our Servant, perhaps playing that secret "HEY GUISE GRAIL CLUB MEETING WINK WINK" might not be wise. I'm exceptionally prudent. THink of it: they get a picture of our face, it's just some image-recognition software and then BANG! instant wanted poster/legal proceedings/Other Such Bullshit. Remember Assassin's master is in the police, he might be able to pull some strings.

    I'm getting an impression not unlike Misaya (aka Proto-Rin) from Fate/Prototype - someone who has no qualms about cutting loose when someone's shit needs a good slapping, and who isn't squeamish about killing the other Masters in the War, but who'd still have some morals and standards which she will not cross.

    I'm suspicious that all FIVE of the seven Masters all had the same brainwave, and are al dining at the same place. INCOMING BERSERKER HIJACK!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:46 No.18835894
    ...or we could not make an ass of ourselves, and just remain quietly wary.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:46 No.18835896
    You know, just to fuck with them I would actually tell them that one of the other Masters is a Cop-.. No wait, better. Let casually slip that you kind of hoped the Cop with the Assassin would be here, too. Don't tell them of course that we clashed with him and stuff, just hat you're kind of dissapointed that he's not here. Tell them also jokingly that they proabably should look out for any policemen. If we must socialize with the other masters, we can at least play the "Dumb chatty Female"-Card.

    Also, to the Einzbern-Guy: Tell them that you're surprised that they still use Homunculi to fight in the HGW since that didn't go well... well.. never. Just to fuck with him.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)21:50 No.18835949
    NOPE! NO WAY IN HELL. If Jack manages to get even one of them, that's a win for us. Letting them know he's on the prowl is not a good idea.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)21:52 No.18835977
    Have Eliza put on the Dumb Sociable female card - it'd be a hoot.

    Also, trolling a Homunuclus gains my approval. put the Einzeberns in their fucking place.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:53 No.18835980

    >I'm suspicious that all FIVE of the seven Masters all had the same brainwave, and are al dining at the same place. INCOMING BERSERKER HIJACK!

    YOU! I like you.

    Subtly alert ARCHER to be ready in case of BATSHIT INSANE SERVANT.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:53 No.18835992
    rolled 80 = 80

    Am I the only one who's going to feel bad fighting a kid, even if he does turn out to be evil or something despite evidence to the contrary?

    Don't do this. Dont antagonize anyone. If we do anything, it should be subtle. For instance, let slip hw it seems most of the other seemed to have gotten on with their servants fairly well. We were afraid they might have problems with thieves liek we did. shame what happened to that guy...
    Do it in a very air-headed, offhand manner and see if anyone reacts.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:54 No.18835998
    1. Most if not all probably know by now anyway since FAMILIARS, FAMILIARS EVERYWHERE. Hiding it from them doesn't make sense.
    On the other hand, IF one of them still didn't know of it we get either Sympathy-Points or he thinks that we're a moron what would work out fine, too.

    At this point treating the fact that we know who Assassins-Master as big secret is pretty retarded.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:55 No.18836015
    >Also, to the Einzbern-Guy: Tell them that you're surprised that they still use Homunculi to fight in the HGW since that didn't go well... well.. never. Just to fuck with him.

    I cannot NOT support going full troll-mode.
    Fuck the Einzbern. Fuck them in the ass.
    >> Cu Chulainn !dkOx2F6ZjA 04/23/12(Mon)21:56 No.18836017

    I assure you, the kid won't feel bad about kicking our collective ass if we drop our guard.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:58 No.18836042
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    Also. While telling this to the Homunculi-Guy we shouldn't forget to "Ara, ara". Just for the sake of it.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)21:59 No.18836057
    Im sure he wouldnt, he's a kid, theyre not known for their scruples. Doesnt make me any less uneasy. Just wanted to know if anyone else felt the same. And if my previous comment wasnt an indication, if this goes anything like an anime, im fully expecting him to either be a secret psycho, or not actually a kid or something.
    >> The Protagonist !!pMzzp1W1qmh 04/23/12(Mon)21:59 No.18836058

    This. Keep our mouth shut. No trolling the Einzbern, no talking about the cop & Assassin.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:00 No.18836060
    No, bro, that was me telling Eliza to totally fuck with him.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)22:00 No.18836061
    I ask what is on the Servant's mind. She sighs and says it is simply having to deal with someone so impulsive. As if to confirm this, the boy speaks up.

    He mentions that the Caster is a 'bad man', and that there are a lot of 'bad men' following him. We should all team up, because were nice people, right?

    This earns a few raised eyebrows. Teamwork has happened in past grails, especially to topple ludicrously strong foes.

    [[ What do you think? ]]

    [[ I think getting anyone to not fight us is a good thing. It's upholding that word that is the problem. As well as whether the boy understands what he means.]]

    "What do you mean by that?"

    He goes on to say that he saw strange monsters around a king clad in gold. He held a book, and was speaking with a huge owl that wore a tiny crown, with long, long legs. The boy mentions that he 'couldn't have been seen, nope!'. We look between ourselves.

    It is Benedict who breaks the silence.
    "I propose that we hold a temporary cease-fire between us, to gauge this foe. This new information is troubling, and I think it is in everyone's interests to study it."

    "How will we uphold that word?"

    "The Church will act as witness to it. A penalty of breaking it can be imposed. What do you say?"

    The boy happily agrees. The biker is uncertain, looking troubled.

    [[We have the swing vote, it seems. If we vote for, I imagine it will pressure our leathered friend.]]
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:01 No.18836079

    Huh. My first thought was actually "We should probably kill the Kid first."
    I'm genre-savvy enough to know that if there is a evil kid around in Animu, he WILL make you misearble.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)22:01 No.18836085
    Looks like Solomon is in the war. This just got interesting.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:03 No.18836100
    >King in gold

    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:04 No.18836114
    Guys, guys.
    What if the biker's Servant is actually Berserker!Lovecraft?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:05 No.18836125
    Well, King Solomon is out and about, keep that to ourself.

    I'd say Caster is a nasty foe who if left to prepare can decimate both city and foes. We leave each other alone for now, there is no obligation to share information but it's probably in all of our best interests to get this player out of the game, he's an utter wildcard.

    Still don't tell them who he is, the other masters didn't get a hiveminded adviser with a good knowledge of world myth and legend, they don't deserve to know.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)22:05 No.18836132
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:06 No.18836141
    So, the king in yellow is out and about?

    Ceasefire for now, we still need to regain that mana we lost fighting Assassin and this will give us a good opportunity to do so.

    Besides, so long as we don't break the pact first, the church won't penalize us.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:07 No.18836154
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    Ceasefire sounds good to me. Also, sound the kid out for a possibly longer-term alliance. He sounds idealistic and naive enough to go for it, and we might not end up having to kill him at all, if his Servant gets ganked.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:07 No.18836157
    So just to confirm to you guys
    The King in Gold is Solomon?
    Huh, i thought it was a reference to hastur or something
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:07 No.18836163
    Guys, it may be a bit late, but I have a theory about Jack.

    That "master" we fought could just be another Jack. It would make sense with the character's personality. We should be wary of any more Masters we meet. In fact, if they can disguise themselves, we should keep all outside contact to a minimum.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)22:08 No.18836177
    rolled 54 = 54

    I'd feel bad about icing the kid, but I don't know if it might be necessary. These are MAGI, and if lurking on Beast's Lair has taught me anything, it's that Power Corrupts, and magi are fucking POWERFUL. Expect Little Illya, but without the who "ONIICHAN, I WUBS YOU!" cutesyness. If we have to face off against the kid, offer him the chance to stand down and fork over his command seals. Don't be afraid to kill him if he tries shit, but try to be civil.

    OSHII- the kid's describing the King in Yellow, cavorting with the demon Stolas.

    Ask who we think caster's identity is, and if there's anything known about the Master. It could be helpful.

    Oi! Quit metagaming!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:08 No.18836182
    Its either Solomon, the King in Yellow, or the Glorious golden faggot.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:08 No.18836186
    Something is pretty off about this.

    I mean.. Yes, there was teaming up in past HGWs, yes the Church also did meddle with this. But never in the way of "You someone braks up the team, the church will slap your ass."
    Something is very off about this, I wouldn't surprise me if one of the Masters was working with the Church in the first place. And if he is it makes me even more suspicuious why they would target this servant.

    We probably should investigate this Servant and his Master first.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)22:09 No.18836192
    That would be much, much worse. Like OH SHIT COMMIT SUICIDE NOW, IT'LL BE QUICKER levels of OH FUCK
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:11 No.18836234
    Am I the only one who thinks that the "naive kid" is just an act?
    ESPECIALLY because even his own fucking servant commented on it.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:11 No.18836237
    Shit. Solomon is actually one of the Worst Casters I could think of going up against. I wonder just how hax and bad off this is.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:16 No.18836304
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    Nope. Had a Command Seal. Command Seal = Not a Servant.

    >>18836177 Again, we could probably ally with him, at least for now. He considers his Servant "The nicest lady he's ever mat," so she's unlikely to turn it down. And I would feel kinda shitty for killing the kid, too. I mean, if we NEED to, go for it, but let's try not to.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:19 No.18836355
    I like this idea, sure. Let's go for it.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)22:24 No.18836408
    rolled 18 = 18

    It could be. I wouldn't put it past him. But I'd also ensure that we kill him as a last resort.

    1 - killing a kid might paints us as bad guys in the eyes of moralfag servants We don't want to look like MORE of a target.

    2 - it'd probably shake up Eliza and/or Odysseus quite a bit

    I'm with >>18836304
    A temporary alliance with him would be useful, nd it might spare us the problem of having to kill a kid. I'm not thrilled with the idea, but if push comes to shove, okay.

    Can we cast detect Magic / Mage Sight / whatever around here? Get a feel for the Servants, their status/statistics/what have you? I'm REALLY thinking someone drew us here via mindfuckery to entrap us
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:24 No.18836416
    Nothing says a Command Seal couldn't be faked. Caster has done stranger things. Who is to say an Assassin with unknown powers could not make a perfect disguise?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)22:30 No.18836508
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    "I agree to a temporary cease fire. The church is on the way back, anyway."

    It's remarkable how easy it is to lie. Nobody even seems to think twice as we finish our meal.

    The ride is silent. Tense. The papers proclaim that a killer is on the loose and that the chief of police is currently looking into suspects. We reach the Church at last and holy shit that is an incredible series of Wards.

    "Impressed?" Benedict asks. "The Church hired only the greatest Magi to ensure that it would be safe from attack of any sort. I suggest you clear your mind of hostile intent before you enter." he laughs as we step forth.

    The administrator for the battle is a middle-aged man, his face constantly set into an expression of dissapointment. It certainly matches his voice. He seems displeased with having so many magi in his church, but lets Benedict speak.

    In short, the contract goes like this - until midnight tonight (it's 1 PM now) none of us may commit direct or indirect harm on anyone else here - master to servant, master to master, servant to servant, or servant to master. The others, Like Assassin, Caster, and whatever third class is not accounted for (I'm almost certain Saber is the blonde by now) are not included. Still, a measure of peace is better than none. The penalty for breaking the truce is a single command seal.

    We all agree, and a burden lifts from all of us. The boy looks pleased as punch, and we all agree not to hamper one another's investigations on purpose. Benedict shakes the Biker's hand and wishes him luck, and we all part ways.

    Is there anywhere else I should go from here, or should I head home and attempt tp collect data?
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:32 No.18836533
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    Fair point. I'd still put it in the "Highly Unlikely" category, although nothing's impossible.

    Also, I'd love to know if Jack follows the same rule of Conservation of Badass that Hassan i-Sabbah did if Fate/Zero. I'd hate to run into thousands of full-power Assassins because of a stupid oversight.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)22:33 No.18836555
    rolled 92 = 92

    Who owns this restaurant? Who provides the food? Could they have done something to us while we eat here?

    I'm down with a temporary alliance with the kid, providing we can be sure there's no bullshit going on with this scheme of his

    Also - once we finish off pleasantries here, and are out of magical earshot - let's check in with our informants. Investigate the names and given to us. We might be able to find some things out.

    (side note: I keep thinking, because we know these folks names, we can just have two dots in Space to start fucking with them from afar. Alas, the Nasuverse isn't quite as broken as Mage: the Awakening)
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:36 No.18836596
    I don't think Jack is like that. While that Hassan had a variety of skills, I think Jack is a disguise and murder machine. That's its. No real infiltration, just the fog and his numerous appearances. I'd expect that even Archer couldn't pick him out of a crowd by mana signature alone.

    If we fight more than one Jack, we could be in for a world of hurt.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:38 No.18836627
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    See if se can talk the kid into a longer-term alliance. Other than that, watch our ass on the way back to our workshop.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:38 No.18836630
    We need to track the last servant/whatever.

    Do we now is our artifact was used?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:41 No.18836658
    We need to find where Solomon operates out of. We don't have to get to it right away but given that he's a wealthy king we should make note of anywhere really ostentatious and wealthy looking and take a look, from a distance and see if anything pops up.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:44 No.18836691
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    They didn't call him "Solomon the Wise" for nothing. Odds are we'll have a damnable time finding him. I wouldn't want to try it alone - sounds like a great way to die a sudden, painful death.
    >> Arch-Magos Winter !!GgQN8rJg+y8 04/23/12(Mon)22:45 No.18836707
    We should pray Jack manages to shank his master. Geek the Mage first!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:48 No.18836748
    As I said from a great distance we see if anything pops up, we don't approach any building we think is his.

    Honestly at least as far as I can tell Odysseus is not really built to fight him.

    The two major NPs we know of so far, Bow of the Ox and King of Lie Triumphant are very much anti-infantry. He'll have hordes of demons and maybe a few really fucking huge ones, in addition to his other magic, Bow of the Ox is better against hordes but this isn't what he's specialized for.

    We'll probably want to point someone else in his direction rather than deal with him ourself, probably Saber if we can, we want this guy gone if he seems that bad for us.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:49 No.18836754
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    Yes, that would be rather nice, wouldn't it? But I doubt that'll happen, at very least not until AFTER we've encountered each one again. So we need a plan: What are we doing now, /tg/?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:51 No.18836782
    I think we should spend the time we have now to talk with the other masters. Not about their servants, but about them. See if we can't get a finger on their personalities. Hell, as a liar himself, maybe Archer could help determine if somebody is trying to deceive us, even if he doesn''t exit spirit form.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)22:51 No.18836783
    rolled 49 = 49

    All of these. Hide our ass back in our Secret Base, figure out who stole our shit in the beginning, make plans to butter up the kid, and figure out where Caster is hiding. (For this last one, some folks are suggesting a casino)

    Before we do this: figure out if anything else happened to us when we entered the Church's Forcefield of quasi-Geas. I know I'm suspicious, but this seems too easy. I fear the kid made an alliance with either Caster or Assassin's master, so that he could sell our motely 5 in a way that we can't hut the kid without sanction. I know I'm being loony, but for Chrissakes, this is the Grail War.

    > "The Church hired only the greatest Magi to
    >ensure that it would be safe from attack of any

    Why tell us this? I smell hoodwinking going on.

    Also: once we get back home, we need to check in with our informants. Getting IDs on the other Masters might help us figure out their kind of magic, and thus, give us an edge.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)22:52 No.18836795
    Check out the EMP or Science Center they're nice places, I think Odysseus would like them. We're safe from 4 of the Masters, we've bloodied Assassin so we should be safe for a bit while he decides if he really wants to target us, and Caster is probably holed up for now so we're not in that much danger currently.

    Also if anyone is doing anything with either location we want to know sooner rather than later.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)22:53 No.18836805
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    ...Which is exactly why I was proposing a long-term alliance. More bodies to hide behind when the defecation hits the oscillation. (Pic related to the master at this)
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)23:01 No.18836905
    rolled 70 = 70

    Second this notion. Get someone else to do our dirty work for us. We seem to have the idea that this Servant is Solomon and dabbles in commanding demons. Do we have any specific way of slapping a demon's shit? I have some metagame knowledge ideas, but I don't want to fall back onto that


    While a date with Odysseus-kun would be sugoi and kawaii, I think heading home and resting would be more up to our speed and would be secure.

    THough - if this oath really is binding - fuc ,enjoy the break. Why don't we ask Odysseus what he'd want to do?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)23:04 No.18836938
    I decide to check out the EMP. The large, misshapen building is inviting. I used to come here as a kid.

    Me and Odysseus chat about music - the expressions and the evolution of the art is interesting discussion for a few hours. It seems no one has set up shop here, even so close to the massive leyline convergence at the Space Needle. Something about that seems odd to me, but Odysseus tells me there is a difference between caution and paranoia, so we head back, stopping by the Pike Place Market to get some food for the minifridge. We do have a generator on the boat.

    Returning, I find that three of my agents have died. One near the Space Needle, one downtown, and one at the docks.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:07 No.18836972
    I am still inclined to avoid crowded places. Jack could just be a knife that we don't see coming at all. That said, docks are dangerous places. The Space Needle seems to be our best bet. Archer could get a great line of sight.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:08 No.18836975
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    Die how? As in, how were they killed?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:08 No.18836978
    Well, better put the word out to the rest of them. Do we know how they died, were their any witnesses, what did the wounds look like?
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)23:09 No.18836982
    rolled 42 = 42

    Ha, it was kind of nice to wind down with the Big O and
    >Returning, I find that three of my agents have died.
    Fuck. So much for a nice afternoon out.

    How many agents do i have left? How did the dead ones die? Any witnesses?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:09 No.18836983
    Motherfuck this is annoying. Are there any consistencies between the killings, how did they die and when?

    I'm willing to guess that Cop fucker is using Jack to deal with my agents, that massive cockbite.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:13 No.18837026
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    Which would we've got one of the two Servants gunning for us. And maybe that Assassin's active again.

    Both of which mean we might get to kill something very, very soon.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:15 No.18837047
    There is one thing about Jack that I am extremely fucking happy about, they don't share information and don't come into contact often. This decentralized nature makes them harder to completely wipe out but it means they're not as good scouts, it being Jack makes him worse for team work, and the rest of the Jack crew don't know about the King of Lies Triumphant, major point in our favor.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:22 No.18837121
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    Yeah. That makes life easier - for now. It's a damn good thing his Master was too busy running for the fucking hills to see KoLT. Next time, we may not be so lucky.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)23:24 No.18837157
    I rapidly use other agents to check on why and how of their deaths. Within an hour, I have results.
    They were taken apart. Dark places hid hollowed-out men and women, my agents seemed to simply happen by luck because I have them tail me as a common order. I'll have to assign another three to that duty.

    Let me explain - I have 17 agents right now. Three of them work to tail me and make sure to alert me to things I don't notice. Ten are on active infogathering. I send another two on looking for Solomon's workshop, making sure to caution them. This leaves two agents without a given purpose at this moment - mostly just keeping an eye out from their neighborhood.

    I bless my stars that their nature makes them terrible scouts, but my pool of agents is somewhat limited. After tonight at midnight, I'll probably recall them and give them new work.
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)23:26 No.18837178
    rolled 13 = 13

    I'm mad. Someone has killed our men. OUR men. Fucking fuck needs a good fucking with a sword.

    Let Odysseus know that - while we won't act rashly - whoever screws with our people is gonna get what's coming to 'em. He lost crew to shit like this, too. He'd expect us to at least be moved by this shit.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:28 No.18837204
    Can we rune trap our tailmen with Dark Luck should the worst happen? We will know when it activates and they may gain enough headstart for a call or escape.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:29 No.18837220
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    My money's definitely on Assassin. Serial killer that he is. Bastard needs to bleed.

    FIND HIM. Check the cop's house first.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:32 No.18837245
    Yeah, hollowed out, I'm betting that's Jack's work.

    I am starting to dislike the living hell out of assassin and his master, we're going to track this fucker down and this time we'll take more than just a finger. That and serial killings are loud as hell, we'll need to find the guys workshop and end him.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:33 No.18837252
    Jack has been busy, huh?

    Can we somehow trap our agents so that they let off a wave of bad luck when they die?

    What does the chief of police look like?
    >> WeeabooPete !!KadDxk6fnqZ 04/23/12(Mon)23:42 No.18837340
    rolled 49 = 49

    Wait, why was Jack and Master on our island? Weren't we pretty secluded there. Why did he choose to cross swords with us THERE?
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:44 No.18837361

    That's exactly the reason. Magi tend to be extremely secretive, and won't generally do battle where they could be noticed.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:46 No.18837375
    Well, I doubt that he expected it to go that badly for him. He probably wanted to scout, catch someone off guard with magic fog and maybe scare the hell out of someone.

    He didn't expect us to dispel his fog, remove his finger and kill one of his Jacks. He wanted to get off to a good start and he underestimated the living fuck out of us.

    If the fog was around it would have been a less pleasant battle, maybe someone else would have sent their servant in and he could sneak out and cause some damage to the Master, relying on his barriers to keep him safe if something did happen.

    He chose the wrong opponent and didn't think everything through.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/23/12(Mon)23:46 No.18837376
    I let the anger cross my face. These men have been serving me for years - some of them are very close to me. None of the ones that died, but... Fuck. They're practically family.

    "We need to end Assassin." I state. "Destroy his workshop, kill him, destroy the seals. This needs to end."

    "I agree." Archer states from the wheel. Have you any plans?"

    "It seems he's hard to direct. My men getting hit was an accident, almost. We need to force him into the open and strike him unprepared. Shield magic can't be easy to throw up suddenly."

    "I see. Then the only matter is..."

    "Getting him into the open."

    While I'm puzzling it out, I recieve an email from one of my better agents, RE: you should know this.

    "Cop Master is big guy

    Check link."

    I follow it and damn near spit out my wine. The master is the Chief of fucking Police. And he's holding a press conference tommorow on the killings.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:49 No.18837409
    I still think the cop is one of the Assassins. Why would he just go with one of his numerous servants? It doesn't make any sense. Especially coupled with the fact that Jack the Ripper could have been a cop himself.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:50 No.18837410
    Hey, Big O, what is the maximum effective distance on your arrows? I'm not sure if I want you to kill him at the conference yet but I want to know if it's an option for you to take him out from a mile away?

    Also do we know where he is giving the speech? If so we can lay a bad luck trap, he give his speech, we trigger it on him, he gets unlucky and fumbles the shield as the arrow penetrates his grey matter.

    The only worry is that it might be too public. Can Archer make the arrow wound look like a bullet hole or just not leave an arrow for people to see?
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:50 No.18837411

    A bit like us at the moment. Seriously, guys, we need a plan. We're trying to find Assassin and his Police Boy Master to lay the smackdown on them, right? Are we doing it alone, or are we going to try to get the other Masters to help?

    Also, what sort of actual battle magic do we know? Just Bad Luck stuff?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:50 No.18837417
    Had a command seal. The cop cannot be the servant.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/23/12(Mon)23:52 No.18837434

    He'll have warded the venue beforehand. And Assassins, Assassins everywhere.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:52 No.18837448
    Snipe him.

    The press will call it an assassination.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/12(Mon)23:57 No.18837507
    This all reeks of a trap. I wonder how many people have dealt with Jack in person. Perhaps he's going to try to draw us out.

    I say we watch the proceedings from afar, this just stinks to me.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:00 No.18837539
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    I say we alert the rest of the Masters and assault his fucking house.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:00 No.18837547
    We could make a double trap:

    Get someone to snipe the cop during the press conference
    And get Archer watching from afar ready to snipe whoever tries to kill our agent.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:02 No.18837555
    This. If the Master has set up wards, he may be preparing to stop a spiritual attack, not a bullet. We could catch him off guard.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:02 No.18837565
    Dark Luck Agent
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:05 No.18837581
    I figured that while most servants attacks are magically charged, they still have a large physical element, He would be stupid to just protect against the ethereal.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:06 No.18837594
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    Go for it. But still alert other Masters (at least one)- there'll be a LOT of Assassins in the crowd, and they won't take kindly to us trying to gack their Master.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:06 No.18837601
    >It's a trap
    >Alert other Masters
    >Get his house

    An idea strikes me. The woman and her child Master. If I can convince them to strike at the Chief, while I go and attack the house... Well, no matter what happens I'll be better off than attacking directly.

    "I am uncertain if using the child would be wise. It might cast us in a bad light." Archer comments. "I would prefer sending in Benedict. He seemed reliable, as did his Servant. Further, if you have an Agent watching..."

    No matter who wins or loses it would be win/win.

    "What about the biker?" I ask. "His friends were killed by Jack."

    Archer thinks.
    "All three individuals are good candidates." he summates, "for different reasons. Benedict is most likely to get it done, David is most likely to either get killed or die without us seeming involved terribly, and the biker would readily pitch in. I can't really suggest one over the others."
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:07 No.18837607

    OOH! Kiritsugu bullets! We need Kiritsugu bullets!
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:08 No.18837619
    My vote is the biker, if only because vengeance is a strong motivator.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:09 No.18837627
    Why not all three? Ain't no kill like OVERkill.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:09 No.18837630
    Seconding this
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:10 No.18837649
    Lets go with the biker, vengeance might make him reckless, this way we might get a double KO type thing.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:11 No.18837652

    But if his servant is Berserker- Lovecraft, that could cause some real shit. My vote is for the kid
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:12 No.18837667
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    And if we do all three, we well at least be able to nail down who has what class Servant. And if they have to use their Noble Phantasm, we'll have a fair chance of guessing their identity.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:15 No.18837703
    Fuck this guy, he messed with the wrong people.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:17 No.18837725
    Try to get 3, but first start with Biker, I'm curious, in character, as to who he has, second priority is Benedict, he's effective as hell, we're pretty sure he's Saber but details are nice.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:18 No.18837743
    >implying mommy-Servant would let the little-un play with guns

    Go for Benedict von Homunculusbutt or James O'Bikerguy

    James would be an easier target to manipulate (show him the bodies of our henchmen, say this is what happened to his biker pals - he'd want revenge pronto) and he'd be easier to dispose of (I'd be surprised if the Biker is an experienced Magus, compared to an Einzeburn meat-doll - let him wrangle with the police who try and go after him)

    I'd LOVE to see the homunculus take the hit (he seems scarily prepared, what with the whole 'built-for-a-single-purpose' thing), as he seems at once capable and better off for us dead if things did go south. Still, I doubt he'd be as easy to manipulate
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:22 No.18837780
    Give them our luck runes

    It's dangerous to go alone, take this bad luck.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:24 No.18837803
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    So we contact Biker Guy James and Homunuclus Benedict separately? Get them to do the hit at the same time?

    Give them different angles of approach so they can't see one another, and then watch Mr Assassin-master croak. ME GUSTA
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:25 No.18837807
    rolled 99 = 99

    We can't actively sabatoge them without using a command spell, though if one of them has a klepto streak, and takes one, as unlikely as it is, not really our fault what the object did
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:26 No.18837816
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    I assume you're not advocating we ally with anyone else ever again, then? 'Cause if we deliberately burn whoever agrees to help us, everyone else is gonna develop a pretty big hate-on for us.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:26 No.18837820
    I grin like a madwoman.

    Three teams to take down one asshole?

    I turn to Archer.
    "Why just call one?" I ask. We both laugh, pouring each other some of the good wine, calling the Biker first (Through the Church) - It's almost too easy to get him to agree to kill him. When I tell him the connection between the Chief of police and Jack, he is doubtful - but then I hand the call off to my 'agent', Archer.

    Barely a minute later, we've detailed a plan for attack - James on the press conference, myself at the house. Hanging up, I then get Benedict on the line. However, he seems hesitant about even the idea. When I tell him that the attack is almost guaranteed to succeed, he sounds doubtful. Archer on the line again - and shockingly, he takes some convincing even through him. He might or might not show.

    Finally, the kid. We end up talking to the Servant, however, and make little headway. Even Archer has trouble with her - She probably won't allow the skirmish, but says that 'things might turn out in your favour anyway' - whatever that means.

    Finally hanging up on her, me and Archer clink our glasses together as midnight hits.

    A wonderful plan!

    ((And that's the end of this thread. Stay tuned for Tiger Dojo!))
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:29 No.18837852
    Is that in this thread, or a different one?
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:31 No.18837891
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    This was a good run. Hats off to you, EGO. Any idea when the next one's gonna be?

    Also, somebody archive this, please.
    >> TIGER DOJO EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:32 No.18837897
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    Welcome to the Tiger Dojo! This is a segment for Out of character questions. Essentially, you can ask about anything, but mostly you should stick to things that don't allow you or the other posters to metagame. Art is courtesy of Larro. Here's our first question:

    >Why the flying buggerance didn't Assassin kill us while we had our back turned?

    Simply put - he was elsewhere. Jack was, at that time, heading for where he thought you would be - the building. What sort of madman actually enters the Foggy London Night willingly without their servant?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:33 No.18837917
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    The idea was we could then have a third sniper (Archer) finish off the survivor. A dick more, but with no one alive to fell, we're golden

    Shit, I forgot all about Archer being able to win folks over with his charm. JUST AS ACCORDING TO KEIKAKU!

    Distrust the woman Servant, though. She and her Master are WAY trickier than I'd imagine. Hopefully she can't detect Archer's ability to geass people.

    Also: fuck the homunculus and his magical immunity. He needs to be dealt with, stat
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:36 No.18837943
    We survived because we're fucking insane, I like that.

    Why in the Sam Hell did he go after us this quickly, he had almost no info on us and he came himself even though he has assassin, who has independant action.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:37 No.18837962
    >Why in the Sam Hell did he go after us this quickly

    That's a secret!

    >Any idea when the next one's gonna be?
    Maybe a week. Next monday, I think.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:39 No.18837976
    I'm a little confused about how exactly Jacks powers work. So, there's a lot of Jacks? Are any of them really "Jack" or are they a bunch of different killers with a bunch of different killing styles. Could we run into Albert Fish, BTK, and the Zodiac all at once?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:40 No.18837979
    I can accept that.

    Is the Bag of the North Winds reusable, or rechargeable with mana?

    Is it possible to summon up a mighty storm by telling Big O to curse at Poseidon?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:41 No.18838001
    Seconding this.

    As well, why did 5 Masters decide to eat at the same restaurant at once? Seems like an odd coincidence
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:41 No.18838002
    If we're about to die, Can we make Odie's Luck SO TERRIBAD that a meteor falls out of the sky and obliterates Seattle?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:42 No.18838016
    This was a little badly explained - Archer was referring to the *time of Jack's case*. It was infamous for producing copycats, imitators, and the like. Individual Jacks look different, but have similar, if not exactly the same power sets.

    It is reusable! In fact, in the tradition of the VN, I'll post an update of the 'stat page'.

    Four masters, not five. She was referring to known masters, not present ones.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)00:43 No.18838029


    Also, just confirming, Einzbern's Servant (Blondie) is Saber, right?

    That leaves Biker Dude with most likely Rider, and the kid with probably Lancer.

    Chief of Police is Assassin's Master, and Berserker and Caster we have no fucking clue.

    Am I right-ish?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:44 No.18838045
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:45 No.18838063

    I was under the assumption he was the uncomfortable-looking man with the biker.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:46 No.18838080
    So, is "Jack" himself any more powerful than the rest of them?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:50 No.18838141
    STR: B
    END: C
    AGI: B
    MAN: C
    LUK: F (Below human standard)

    Skills -
    Independent Action (EX) : Odysseus can function without mana from a Master

    for as many as ten years before dispersing.

    Tongue of the Cunning (B) : Odysseus's words ring true, regardless of

    context. Anything he says is taken as the truth, unless evidence is brought

    forth against it within a few minutes.

    >Eye of the Mind (True) (B) : Heightened insight that was refined through experience.Capable of calm analysis of battle conditions even when in danger and deduce an appropriate course of action after considering all possibilities to escape from a predicament. So long there is even a 1% chance of a comeback, this ability greatly improves the chances of winning.

    Bow of the Ox
    Anti-Infantry Noble Phantasm
    Rank B

    A bow that only Odysseus can draw. The arrows go where he wills, and never lose kinetic energy. While only five arrows may be controlled at a time, he may loose more without controlling them.

    Bag of the North Winds
    Utility Noble Phantasm
    Rank A

    A bag full of storms and winds. When opened, unleashes a torrent of wind so great that it can dispel many weather, fire, and similar magics, as well as blow foes or allies away. Can be used many times, but is not very prana efficient.

    King of Lies, Triumphant
    Anti-infantry Noble Phantasm
    Rank A

    A fighting style that cannot be emulated, reliant on deception and lies. The basics of it involve extreme close quarters, dirty fighting, and, somehow, remaining in the shifting blind spot of a foe at all times. Loses one rank for every person that knows of it, though this penalty is only applied after the use that reveals it.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)00:52 No.18838157
    The question is there even a real jack?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)00:55 No.18838189
    I can't really answer that, yet! :3
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)01:02 No.18838274
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    Kinda figured. Oh well. I'll find out next time, I guess.

    Btw, this archived?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)01:04 No.18838301

    Foolz archive is automatic, and Suptg has it too, now.
    >> Cu Chulainn !EaZslsthTk 04/24/12(Tue)01:07 No.18838323
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    Awesome. Ok, I'm outta here.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)01:07 No.18838331
    Question about King of Lies, does our knowledge of it do anything negative to it?

    If Person A knows about it, and is otherwise completely uninvolved in a fight between Big O and Person B does the minus still apply?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)01:08 No.18838335
    Yes and yes. This is why he hid it from you, and why it's not EX rank.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)01:12 No.18838371
    If a Servant dies, could our artifacts be enough to summon a "false" replacement?
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)01:14 No.18838397
    Damn, nasty drawback there, we have to make sure that no one else ever finds out unless they are about to DIE. Seems a waste to burn it on an aspect of assassin.

    If the person who knows of it loses their memory or dies does it return to it's normal state?
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)01:14 No.18838399
    Something I've been meaning to alert you guys to.

    Servants can be resummoned after they are destroyed. Doing so destroys a Command Seal, and only seven servants, one of each class, can ever exist.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)02:10 No.18838934
    Basically did killing Jack's aspect keep King of Lies, Triumphant at a stable power level.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)02:12 No.18838948
    Oh! Yes. Killing someone who knows returns the lost power. If it didn't, he'd have it at rank B.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)02:16 No.18838975
    How important are power levels?

    I've only ever watched the anime and tried to read wiki stuff about FSN/HGW stuff. Always feels like EX stuff is OP
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)02:17 No.18838993
    EX: HAX
    A: Incredibly powerful.
    B: Desently powerful
    C: Average
    D: Not that great
    E: Barely stronger than modern magic/ability.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)02:22 No.18839035
    So what you're saying is. We burned HAX on a copycat of Jack the Ripper? Sadness.

    Though I will admit reading those reveals made me happy.
    >> EGO !b0vpMZLBb6 04/24/12(Tue)02:23 No.18839046
    More accurately - It's no longer at HAX because Eliza knows.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)02:27 No.18839074
    Yea that's what I meant. If only we hadn't watched the big reveal. Shit was so cool though.
    >> Anonymous 04/24/12(Tue)05:20 No.18840394
    Is is just me or do we really look like a female Version of Waver? Welp. And here I thought that were a a classy middle-aged woman with a touch of Fujiko from Lupin The 3rd.

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