(( Apologies for lateness! Things happened. ))(( http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Holy%20Grail%20War%20Quest For previous threads.IRC is #HGWSeattle @ Rizon.Twitter is https://twitter.com/HowDoIShotTrip ))You are Legion (Nicknamed by yourself as Bob), familiar to Luke Morcai. Your Master is capable of powerful but time-consuming Circle Magic, which can replicate many spells but requires a great deal of preparation and time, And of the magic he has decided to term Theft. Theft allows Luke to steal anything, so long as it is possible in a physical matter with his hands. You are both embroiled in the Great Grail War, which is a Holy Grail War with four sets of servants.Your Servant is Astolpho, knight of Charlamagne, Rider Class. Stat page here: pastebin.com/qJw29xd7-----We stand at the door of the plane. The wind roars in my ears. It's been some time since I felt this. The tingling in my bones and my nerves. My hair on end, my eyes blinking a little faster than normal. My body is telling me this is my death. Even with two Servants and a mage at my side. My heart races, my mind screams to turn around. My every single thought is of escape. But something inside me pushes me... And I jump. The wind in my ears is loud, almost deafening. I reach up, looking behind me. And I see fire. It takes barely a moment for the sound to reach me. The screaming flames of the fallen plane careen below me. No. No, this isn't happening! The fires are-
I wake up, panting heavily and banging my head on the bunk above me. Astolpho is curled beside me in the small space, and opposite me in the room is Jeanne and Arry. I slide out of bed and get up, Astolpho whining and hanging from my neck and shoulders lazily. We're flying over the Atlantic now.
So, this is actually happening and not a plot to fcuk with Cu's head right?And oh wow, Luke is Shirou now or what?
>>20415205>>20415181We're off too a good start.Hows the view Luke?
>>20415220Nah. Shirou has some morals. And Great Stonking Tits. Also, Luke, don't fuck with David. Ever.
>>20415205>>20415181So master, how much to reach the destination? You might want to inform your friends why David might try to murder your
>>20415205So, I take it we took a plane to where David lives nowdays.How close will the plane carry us?
>>20415303We'll be able to get on the island - a day's walk within the place he actually resides. However... "I'm tireeeeed." Astolpho whines. The connection to the Grail out here is very... dim. My Servant's abilities have fallen significantly - I'm thinking all ability ranks are down by at least three. Or more. Arry has expressed worry that people of the caliber that David's family could be expected to be at may be able to contend with them. I sigh, looking out the window. I'll admit I'm not the most optimistic about this. But it's a chance. "You're worried, aren't you." Astolpho says.
>>20415414"I'm facing a man who's life I ruined. And the closest thing to a living god on the planet."
>>20415414It calls for... mana transfers."It is a chance for me to partly atone for the things I've done... It's worth the risk. And David can prove to be a valuable ally if Bob's memories is any indication. I just wish that things would be a bit... simpler. But they never are, aren't they? I'll be fine once we get to action."
>>20415414Worried, apprehensive and every synonym for it you can think of. This meeting is vitally important, but there's almost no way it can go well for us. Except it has to go well if we want to stop the Grail, much less leave the meeting with our lives. I've heard of crimes coming home to roost, but it's not supposed to be this literal.
>>20415414Yes, of course I'm worried. I'm heading to the domicile of an absurdly powerful mage who hates my guts for remarkably good reasons. If it comes to a straight fight we're probably all going to die. We're doing this because we need him.We only have a few cards to play on our side, our cause being right and Bob being able to negotiate with David are the big ones.
>>20415491"Yes, of course I'm worried. I'm heading to the domicile of an absurdly powerful mage who hates my guts for remarkably good reasons. If it comes to a straight fight we're probably all going to die... We're doing this because we need him. We only have a few cards to play on our side, our cause being right and Bob being able to negotiate with David are the big ones."Astolpho nods. "Well, you got the important part down. You're scared." "That's important?" "Yes. More than you'd think.""This is one of those 'Courage isn't the abscence of fear' things.""Something like that." Astolpho smiles, slipping closer and kissing my lips. "Remember. We're all beside you. You are not alone." I nod nervously. It's almost morning now. Merlin and Ganon are taking care of things back home. I'm not sure what that means, and I'm not sure I want to know. Arry approaches. "Listen, I've... Been spending some time on a side project." She hands me a lone leather glove. "You don't have a Mystic Code. So I've been making one. All you need to do is give it a blood sample, and it will resonate with you." "What's it do?" "Simply, it works with your magic. Allows you to hold things you normally wouldn't. It's a little dangerous because it's untested, though." I prick my palm with a needle and slide the glove on, feeling the connection.It'll be maybe twenty minutes before we have to start getting ready for our jump. Is there anything I should say before then?
>>20415629>Merlin and Ganon taking care of things...Let's just pray that there WILL be a Seattle to go back to.
>>20415629"Let's try not to die"
>>20415629Make sure to tell all of them how much you love them and give them all a kiss before you jump out of a plane. You're all jumping, possibly to your deaths, you may as well.
>>20415629Did you tell Arrie and Jeanne about reasons David has to hate you? Because it's about time. Other than that:"Today we are facing the most dangerous threat in this war so far. We've faced the King of Evil, Roland and other Servants, but they all followed unwritten rules of the war. David will not. We can expect traps, snipers, exploding pigeons and all other kinds of dirty tricks you can imagine. We are on his territory and he doesn't play fair when it doesn't suit him. I am scared of him. We have a real chance of dying here. And yet... I know I must go. For many reasons. Here lies our chance to get an edge necessary to stop the Grail. Here lies a chance for me to atone for the things I've done. Just a little. Before I go, I want to say how grateful I am to all of you. Without you I would still be a man of pure ambition and zero moral. A man who could condemn the world for his dream. You've given me a reason to live and to fight. No matter what will happen, I will always remember that."
>>20415717>>20415775Both of these. Incidently, fellow Bobs: have we thought about what we should have Master say when the group encounters David or one of his family?I think I know what would get Lisa's attention off killing Master long enough for Luke to get a few words in edgewise.
>>20415816Well, if we see Lisa, "I know the color of your hair. All of it"
>>20415816"Welcome to the World of Magic!""David is a living paradox magic machine."For Lisa specifically we can say "I want to be selfish. I want to do extra things."
>>20415629Ask Arry for specifics on what the glove does. This vague bullshit ain't gonna fly today.Oh, and have an uplifting, encouraging paratrooper song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWgsdexkv18
>>20415847>>20415913If Master adds "Bob says" to the beginning of those, I think we're golden.
>>20415962Actually, the first words out of Master's mouth should probably be "This was Bob's idea I swear to god just hear me out."
Before we hop off the plane, check the weather off the Coast of Seattle. If there aren't any large storms a brewing, one of the things we may want to talk to David about is why Counter Force hasn't activated against this clear and present danger to the planet.
>>20416091My guess: part of Solomon's "up your twat sideways, bitch" to Gaia but David probably knows more and can confirm or deny.
>>20416181If that is the case, then we could possibly find a way to dismantle that function, then letting nature do it's job. I think it would be smarter than pissing off Type:Mars before Notes even happens.On that note, maybe we could contact Waver Velvet. He was made the new head of the Archibald family and dismantled the old grail permanently, as I recall. Or did that not happen yet?
>>20415775"I was not always so... virtuous. I was a liar, a thief, and a monster. I earned nothing - I stole it from everyone around me. My power, my life, even, you might say, my Servant. Today I earn something. Today I work for myself and my friends. Today we are facing the most dangerous threat in this war so far. We've faced the King of Evil, Roland and other Servants, but they all followed unwritten rules of the war. David will not. We can expect traps, snipers, exploding pigeons and all other kinds of dirty tricks you can imagine. We are on his territory and he doesn't play fair when it doesn't suit him. I am scared of him. We have a real chance of dying here. And yet... I know I must go. For many reasons. Here lies our chance to get an edge necessary to stop the Grail. Here lies a chance for me to atone for the things I've done. Just a little. Before I go, I want to say how grateful I am to all of you. Without you I would still be a man of pure ambition and zero moral. A man who could condemn the world for his dream. You've given me a reason to live and to fight. No matter what will happen, I will always remember that."We share hugs, but no kisses - it seems Jeanne is still on the fence. I load my pistol, a dinky little thing that makes me feel safer, and Arry prepares our warding. I leap out of the plane. (cont.)
We plummet together, and soon land on the beach without issue. Huge trees rise from the ground a few dozen meters in. The boundry between 'forest' and 'beach is pretty solid - almost magically so. As if the growth was encouraged, somehow. There's a road to the left some ways that appears to lead directly in, or we could just trailblaze.
>>20416254>Trailblaze>In a rainforestTake the road if you want to get there this week
>>20416254Road. But be careful.
>>20416254Road. I think we should just cross the boundary and stay here, prepared to take cover. Our goal is to attract attention and start negotiations, not invade David's house.>>20416244Yeah, right, bring on the Counter Force. You are aware that this shit work on "kill everyone involved" principle?
>>20416254Get to the edge of the road, where it meets the Forest.David is sure to have surveillance. Say that Bob is here to talk.
>>20416321>You are aware that this shit work on "kill everyone involved" principle?Only everyone in the area of the Grail. Probably. It might even decide to Empower a human with the ability to dismantle the entire thing instead of just turning Seattle into another Atlantis. And it's still better than either killing the planet, or half-killing Mars and thus pissing off an unknown Aristoteles as well as possibly the reborn Crimson Moon and ORT.
>>20416346We walk on the road. It twists and turns, until it comes to a fork. A young woman, armored heavily, stands there - her hair like pepper, her eyes so bright blue they are almost white. She holds a sword in one hand, a shield in the other, the sheathed blade held so the top touches the ground under her palms. "Bob wants to talk." I tell her."Bob has wanted a lot of things." she replies.
>>20416434"Bob has also done much for your family. Far more, might I add, than any of you have done for him/them. Surely you don't begrudge him a simple conversation. Trust me, there is a good reason for me being here."
>>20416434"And didn't get any. But it's not about what WE want this time (though if you can give us a body, that would be nice). We are here to talk about the fate of the world. So business as usual."
>>20416434Wait, are you...Roberta? My...my God, you look...so much like your grandmother.....*sniffle*
>>20416434Ask if her name is Bob or Roberta. Bob still wants things, things that he never got. But that is beside the point.He never could have convinced me to come here without extremely good reason, the fate of the world is at stake and I think that he deserves a chance to say his piece.If it is Roberta tell her that Uncle Bob is sorry for missing all of her birthdays.
>>20416434This is probably David's granddaughter. Ask her name and her mother's to be certain, Master. Be calm and don't make any hostile moves.>>20416510I'm guessing Roberta might be what David and Lisa named their daughter. If they kept the naming convention going, I'm guessing Robin is the name of their granddaughter.Explain why you've come here, Master, and tell this girl Uncle Bob sends his love.>>20416510Me too, Cu. Pic related....
>>20416467"Bob has also done much for your family. Far more, might I add, than any of you have done for him. Surely you don't begrudge him a simple conversation. Trust me, there is a good reason for me being here.""I do." she says. "Because you're in HIS head." she sighs. "You really don't understand, do you? The amount of shame you've caused, all these years. You really think..." she shakes her head. "You really think he never tried? You lost faith that easily?" I frown. "How could he have known? I don't have the information." She chuckles. "It's not a matter of knowledge, it's a matter of faith. Which Legion seems to have lost. Hell - you don't even know what you really are."
Luke......are you related to David
>>20416743Yeah, yeah, we can't have nice things, we get it already. Hell, by this point I don't even care about getting the body anymore. We will forever rise anyway and can get some action from a distance. What was this bit about "who we really are", though? We are entropic familiar of Legion type with weird personality quirks, right?
>>20416743"According to our first Master, we are a soulless lump of grey matter. I want to believe that, because we were once in HER head and she had the True Magic of Heavens Feel. As for David trying, we thank him, but more pressing matters need to be discussed."
>>20416743Daughter or granddaughter, she definitely takes after Lisa. Master, do you have any idea what she's talking about?>>20416802>>20416824Great minds think alike. Seconding these.
>>20416743Bob knows what we sacrificed. David got hit in the head hard, we got kicked out because of it. The alternative was... worse. Not so much for us, but for David. Trust us on this.Sure, we'd like to get a body. Running around naked in the rain, doing all the crazy shit we always wanted without a master going 'nooooo, you can't do that, bob'. In the end, though, we have a purpose.To win.We helped Eliza win a grail war. We helped David defeat several powerful werewolves. Now we're helping Luke. Not just with a grail war. We're helping him redeem himself. He did a lot of very bad things to good people. Now he's trying to better himself. We like to think that most people deserve a second chance. David used to feel the same way.All we're asking is the opportunity to plead our case to David. No more, no less. Please?
>>20416743Don't call me Legion, please call me Bob.I know that he would have tried, but it didn't work. Even David, the closest thing a Magi can get to godhood, couldn't get around the limitations of my summoning.I've lived for somewhere around 3 weeks, every single one of those weeks has been me winning a war for someone. I haven't exactly had time for philosophical conundrums about the nature of my existence. Too busy winning and getting everyone, except me, laid. Roberta, or Roberta's daughter, please do enlighten your Uncle Bob as to what I am. Please inform him as to what he's missed in the periods of his non-existence.
>>20416802"Legion says: Yeah, yeah, we can't have nice things, we get it already. Hell, by this point I don't even care about getting the body anymore. We will forever rise anyway and can get some action from a distance. What was this bit about "who we really are", though? We are entropic familiar of Legion type with weird personality quirks, right?""Not exactly." she says. "It's more complicated - It involves some numbered magic I don't understand. Anyway... If you want to talk to David, you'll have to prove it's worth his time. If you really have conviction..." she picks up the sword - still in its sheathe - and sets her shield. "You'll be able to move me." "...Density magic?" Arry says. "That's unusual." "Process Magic." she replies. "Well, one process, anyway. Shut up, it's all I know!" I raise an eyebrow. "Well," she asks, "Think you can do it? Not even grandma could."
>>20416874Steal her weight and then push her with it. It will be hilarious.
>>20416874Oh PLEASE.Steal the dirt she's standing on. She never specified a direction after all.
>>20416874You do look an awful lot like your grandmother. Steal the dirt out from under her. That counts as movement.
>>20416874Oh, for the love of... Just steal the ground under her feet, Luke, if you have enough mana.Seriously, "prove conviction, prove conviction"... We aren't here to marry her, we are here to discuss the fate of the world.
>>20416874Damnit this is a fucking test of character.What the hell does she and her family think this is, a shounen manga?Reiterating what the previous Bobs said, steal that dirt.
>>20416901>>20416891"Please." I mutter, my hands glowing bright. She hunkers down as I dash forth - and recieve a resounding shield to the face, stumbling away. Ow. I pause for a moment, relocating my jaw - Arry's magic wards against pain, which is good. She chuckles. "Come on. What, you think I'm some kinda retarded?" she asks. I rub my chin. "Legion apologizes for all the missed birthdays.""Mmmn, if I cared about that, I wouldn't be talking to you, now would I?" she asks. Her face is set in a playful smirk as I come at her again, only to be knocked away again. "Come on, now. You're being silly." I finally get fed up with it, and on the third go, my right hand grasps the edge of her shield and tosses it away, my hand reaching for the dirt - and a gauntlet clocks me. No."You won't stop me." I say angrily, "This is important!" Again, I move in, and she moves to slap me aside - and my hands grasp the gaintlet and pull it away - along with her sleeve, baring her arm to the shoulder. I stand there holding it, and she stares at me. before punching me in the gut, then the face. Her feet still haven't moved.
>>20417022...If you don't want to get punched in the face, just circle around until you're standing behind her, and then crawl on your belly until you can steal that dirt.She won't be able to hit you without moving her feet, which would mean you win.This isn't hard.
>>20417022Ok, so she is dimwit and strong. Great combination it is.Just shoot her leg. We aren't here to play. Don't aim to harm her more than necessary.
>>20417022...Okay, fuck this. Steal the air from around her head. Once she goes unconscious, release it and drag her to one side. Then wake her up again.
>>20417022Hey, hey Luke. Why don't you just go around? Or you can steal the dirt into a tunnel under her. Or steal part of a nearby tree so it falls on her.
>>20417022Move in. She'll try to counterattack without moving her feet, so it SHOULD be easy to see which arm she'll use for her retaliation. Wait for her to attempt a hit at you, then steal whatever she's trying to hit you with. Gauntlets, shields, swords, gloves, the whole shebang. Keep going at it. There's nothing she can hit you with that you can't steal.Or just tell Astolpho to attack her legs from behind while you're distracting her from the front, but that's less honorable and she might rule it "doesn't count" or something.
>>20417070>>20417078You fools, that's just what David wants.He obviously wants us to get annoyed by his stupid stupid descendents and attack them, thus allowing him to justify not hearing us out.
I get an idea. Luke, keep stealing her clothes. That's our way to prove we are indeed Bob. Also, it will "move" her.
>>20417114I roll my eyes and move in. Her sword swings at me - I take it and toss it aside. her other gauntlet swings - and I take that sleeve as well. She crosses her arms, swinging forth her head, and her helmet lands behind me. I raise an eyebrow at her as her long pepper hair falls. I'll admit she's got a pretty face. "We can go all day, or until you run out of things to steal." I say, looking her up and down, and she flushes. "Fine! Get going. Take the left road." she says, picking up her things. "Can I at least get a name?" "It's Robin." she mutters. "Piece of advice - don't anger my mother. She's not as abiding as I am..." I help her pick up, finding the materials much heavier without my magic helping me along. She thanks me and sends me on my way with a smile. Huh. In the distance, I can see a castle. Really, now? I heard this guy was a rebellious magus, not a hardline Clock Tower. "Wardings." Arry warns. "Nonlethal but debilitating. Not sure in what manner. Scattered around - follow me carefully." And so I do - but she stops. "...And now I can't see them."
>>20417345Oh for the love of....DAMN THE TORPEDOES! FULL SPEED AHEAD!
>>20417345What's with your mana? Can Astie create a mount out of rocks and trees to check traps for us?
>>20417345Yell out to the castle that it's impolite to set traps for your Uncle Bob. Okay so Astolfo can turn inanimate objects into mounts right? So can he make lots of tiny tiny mounts, mouse sized mounts out of bits of dirt and have them trigger the wards ahead of us. Have Astolfo piggyback you during this so you can feed him more Prana.
>>20417345Polish mine detectors! Tell Astolfo to make a lot of mounts out of rocks and set them off ahead of us.>aoAnali accompaniedI think captcha is telling us to engage in some mana transfer. To give Astolfo enough power and to convince David we're here.
>>20417426This. If Astolpho has the mana/skill for it with reduced parameters, have him make a few mounts from rocks or something and send them in as mine-detectors. If he doesn't... well... Just move in, I suppose. They're non-lethal and we don't have a choice.
>>20417426>>20417433I kinda like this idea, Master. Move in should be a last resort. The traps may be non-lethal but you'd be surprised what you can live through.I'm guessing you'll probably run into our niece next....or maybe Abby.
>>20417615As we trigger tjhe traps with created mounts, which fall over, shaking, I take a step forward, and see a gleam in the forest. My pistol tugs at my holster, and then the ground at my feet explodes. A sniper?"Oh, come the fuck on!" I roar. "We're here to talk!" Another gunshot, but this time, a series of tugs and pushes, and... There's something written in the asphalt.THEN GO. DON'T LET ME STOP YOU.
>>20417745Shout, "BOB SAYS THANK YOU, ABBY!"And then go.
>>20417775Forgot mah pic
>>20417745Luke, she's not going to actually shoot you. She might just have the bullet circle around you for a while.Luke, shout out "Abby, Bob says that it's good to see you again. Also ' it's said that when you hug a flat girl, you hold her closer to your heart.'" Then follow the patch the mounts have cleared for us.
>>20417745http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye7LlWoOxlU&feature=relatedHere we go. Sing a good song, try not to get shot, remind her about Bob and that she owes us getting a threesome.
>>20417775>>20417868This, this, for the love of Gaia: THIS!
"Thank you. I'm glad to see someone here retains their faculties." IU say as we move forward - but Jeanne missteps, letting out a quiet gasp as her body goes weak. Her hands press against her crotch as her face flushes and she falls forward. I help her up, as she comes down from whatever hit her. Finally, we reach the castle, and I ring the bell. "You gonna tell me the world's in danger, right?" asks a woman at the other end. "Did you bring any proof?"...Well, shit.
>>20418123"Well, would the word of a Ruler-class Servant do?"
>>20418123We have a Ruler who can confirm our story, and by now some alterations in the prana flow should've become evident, from what I understand.We also wouldn't come here without a very good reason. We do respect people's wish for privacy when it doesn't involve sexytimes that we arranged.
>>20418123Fucking Wizards.Is not the word of Bob enough? The fact that I came all the way here? Do you know about the currently running Clusterfuck masquerading as a Grail War? I have here with me one of those who was supposed to administrate it with me who can backup these claims. Look at the facts, if you took half a look at the way the Grails are set up you can see that it's meant to make the world die. Now let us in, your birth, your very existence can be directly attributed to Bob, let us in.
>>20418123You have Jeanne with you, one of the Ruler-class servants of the Grail war. Also, you have Merlin's phone number. If that doesn't work, try "Do you honestly believe I'd come here during an ongoing Grail War if the world WASN'T at risk?" or something. You want redemption, but getting slaughtered by the other Rulers would still kinda suck.
>>20418123What, the fact that Luke showed up when you obviously want him dead isn't enough? Hell, isn't Bob's word enough after all the shit we've done?
>>20418123Have Jeanne confirm it. She is a Ruler-class Servant. Plus you have Merlin's phone #. He can confirm what Jeanne says.I think that's our niece on the other end, fellow Bobs. I can't wait to see her....
>>20418235"We have a Ruler Servant, Merlin, and the fact that I came here." "Hrmph. Excuse me for not trusting you - You don't have the best of track records. I'm letting you in. Fuck up and you'll regret it." The gates open smoothly and I walk up to the door, which is opened by a woman roughly five years older than me - not to say she isn't beautiful. Cool blue eyes, long brown hair, a slightly tan skin. She's tall, and well-proportioned, and wears a sharply tailored suit of black with white trim. "It's interesting to finally meet you, face to face. Morcai." she says the word with all the appreciation of rotted meat. "Given the circumstances, I'll cut back on the anger - that's Father's place." she says simply. "Give me a run down." And so I tell her. Halfway through, she goes to get a drink. By the time I'm finished, the bottle of vodka is gone. "Fucking... Hell." she mutters. "I didn't think he'd actually go through with it." "What?" "I've known Solomon. When I was a kid, he tutored me on the basics of magical theory. He once told me about his whole thing about splitting the baby. When I read the email..." "Wait, you're - "She pulls off her glove. A shining symbol is there. "My Servant is in Seattle, operated remotely." she says. "I didn't even know. Fuck.""What class?" "Saber." she says simply. "Now comes the problem. Talking to my father." "Well, you understand-""He's said he'd rather watch the world burn than help you, in the past."
>>20418548...and now?Also, which Saber. Oh, and tell Roberta Uncle Bob says hello.
>>20418548We need the color of the symbols Luke.Also, is David time traveling?
>>20418548...Even though I can see one good reason for him to be willing to do anything to save the world, right in fucking front of me?Is he really such a spiteful fool that he'll let his own fucking children die just to give me the finger?
>>20418548>brown hair>slightly tanned>mfwThis must be David's daughter with Abby! I guess all their hard work trying paid off. I wonder if she's moe like her mother was. Oh, isn't she adorable??Tell her Uncle Bob says he loves her and he's sorry for missing all her birthdays.>she has a high tolerance for hard liquorTakes after Grandma Liz in that department. And she's a Master in this Holy Grail War? Check the color of her Command Spells, Luke.
>>20418548"Well, he wouldn't help me, strictly speaking. He wouldn't even need to work with me directly. Assisting Merlin would be quite fine, for example. Assuming we do fix the Grail, nothing will stop you from trying to kill me afterwards. And if the Grail cannot be fixed and must be destroyed... Well, that would mean I wouldn't get my wish. Still better than world's destruction, I'd say."
>>20418548"I know, and that's why I'm not asking him to help ME. Hell, he doesn't even have to see me or talk to me. Merlin and Ganondorf are looking for a solution together, and we're trying to find White Caster so he can pitch in as well. They could use Davids help. I'm asking him to help the world in general, or at least those parts of it that he still cares about."
>>20418548Which color of Saber?Ask if she's Roberta. Say we're sorry for not being there for our niece. Tell her that we wish we could have seen her grow up, could have gotten her Christmas presents and spoiled her like any proper Uncle should. That we wanted to tell her embarrassing stories about her parents that they would rather not be told.David isn't going to be talking to Luke. He's going to be talking to Bob through Luke. The same Bob who saved his life, got him laid with two women at the same time, and who he owes a couple of big favors to.
Both color and description of the symbol would be useful. The symbol could identify the servant.
rolled 9, 7, 3, 5, 8, 4, 3, 4, 7, 4 = 54>>20418548I'm not asking for anything myself, and he doesn't have to deal with me at all. All he has to endure is to be on the same side. Have him call Merlin.
>>20418637I really feel as if this is an important point.David has wives, children, and a grandchild.If he's willing to let them, and the world, die just so he can have revenge, then I regret ever helping him in the first place.
>>20418682Looking at the chart, Blue and White Saber have been eliminated. So our niece likely has either Red or Green Saber.>>20418720I think David is still grieving over the loss of both his moms. I know how he feels; their loss is still affecting me. Maybe we can snap him out of his depression.
>>20418637"Even though I can see one good reason for him to be willing to do anything to save the world, right in fucking front of me? Is he really such a spiteful fool that he'll let his own fucking children die just to give me the finger?""I... don't..." she sighs. "I lost one of my mothers and my brother in what happened. He was there. He fought to try and save us, and only survived because Atalanta forced him to leave." she says softly. "When he heard what you did, he sort of... broke." she says. "We still love him, but he's not the man Legion knows. He... He tried so hard to make the world a better place. It hardened him, seeing how little he could do. And when that happened, when you sold us out... He shattered." she explains.My hands strike the table, palms down. "Then..." my mind races. "Do you think he'd... do something, do you think he'd be... fixed, if..."Her hand lands atop mine. "That's a dark road you want to tread." she says. "I'm not even sure it would work." "But..." I slam my fists onto the table. "Goddamnit! Let me talk to him." "...Are you sure?"
>>20418763That's what we do, man. We take broken things and fix them. Eliza, Lisa, Arry, Astolfo, Luke, Jeanne, etc. now we can add David to the list.
>>20418820((One detail I left out - the Seals are red, and have a distinct Chinese look to them.))
>>20418820Yes. What else could we do? This is the only choice.Also, I want to know who died. TELL ME WHO FUCKING DIED.
>>20418820Yes. We need to talk. But nobody shall do anything drastic. No dramatic gestures. We shall be practical.
>>20418820Don't call me Legion. If we were ever part of your family call us by the name we chose, call me Bob. Tell me who died, who was your mother, what was your brother's name, what is your name?If we don't talk to him then this trip will have been wasted. I know that the last time I saw him feels like a week ago to me, and 50 years for him, but I still need to talk to him.
>>20418832>>20418874You're right, Cu.>lost one of her moms and her brother>pic is mfwI'm not seeing the whole picture here. After we talk to David, we need to find out the Who's Who on his family...but I have a suspicion.
Why, Master?Everyone I cared about.Everyone I fought to save.Everyone I cheered on to victory.Everyone who sacrificed.Everyone who lived and loved and laughed.Everyone in the family that we were almost part of.WHY, MASTER? WHY DID YOU TAKE THEM FROM ME?
>>20418905"They ask you-""I thought as much." she says with a sigh. "I'm sorry. After all the experiments we did, I sort of had to distance myself. It wasn't very pretty. The failures, we had..." she shakes her head. "They want to know who died." "Eliza. Atalanta. Robert. Lisa. Several members of Donnie's family." she says. "They struck in the morning, when Dad was visiting Grandma. Both me and my brother, along with Lisa, were coming. It was their anniversary, I think. The monster behind the hound said it was a happy coincidence. They moved out when they had the information." She takes a heavy sigh. "It... It moved so fast. I remember that the most. That it moved like.... Like it didn't even need to cross the space, it was just, one place, then another." she pulls out another bottle and opens it, continuing the story. I listen - it's painful, but... I need to know. This is what I caused. The first to go was Eliza. Then, Robert. David attempted to intervene, but was pushed away by Atalanta. "I remember what she said, the most. 'If you want any of this death to have meaning - If you want any chance to find out how this happened, and find closure - You need to run.' I didn't understand it at the time." She looks up at me. "But I do now." "I know... this means nothing." I say quietly. "I know it's... stupidly inadequate. But... I'm sorry. I can't even begin to justify what I did." She takes a deep drink of the bottle. "You don't need to."
>>20419026Your despair... It tastes like blueberries.But enough tears! REJOICE! For you have an opportunity to share your suffering with the world! We can simply disappear for a time and in the end let the Grail to be completed. The world will be in ruins. Everyone who brought you despair will be dead. And we... Well, we shall forever rise. Who knows? Perhaps the Grail will grant us our wish. Or perhaps we will awake to the ruined world, to see the end of all things and to REJOICE in Hell's Numbness embrace.>fuffering niousake
>>20419026We already know why, fellow Bob. Master Luke did a horrible thing by selling out David and Family in the pursuit of power but he regrets it and wants to atone for what he did.I still think Master hasn't told us everything about what happened, but i don't hold his past sins against him and won't.>EGO's post comes up on auto-F5No, LIIIIIISAAAAAAAA!
>>20419082Master, I'm not going to yell. I'm not even angry.I'm just very, very tired.Just think about this. Because of you, six of the greatest, most noble people to grace the Earth in this age died. Six people who would have lived for many, many years. Who would have had a bright, joy-filled life. Six people about whom all of us, all of Bob, cared about deeply.Think about that, and realize what you've done.There, I'm finished. Ask her why you don't need to justify it.
>>20419082Tell us about Robert, was our nephew a good kid, did he take after us at all? I should have been there, I should have been a better familiar. One who lasted more than a week. I might have been able to do something, anything. My nephew, my mistress, they all died and I wasn't there for them. Tell her that Bob is sorry that he couldn't help.
>>20419129You....I like you...I know! Let's be friends!
>>20419082Yep, that's confirmed. We are in another dimension. Eliza is fine, Lisa is fine, Attie is fine, Robert is fine, Donnie's family is fine.We are being trolled by Zelretch.This is the truth.I will repeat this as many times as it takes to convince myself and anyone who says otherwise near me.Eliza is fine, Lisa is fine, Attie is fine, Robert is fine, Donnie's family is fine.Eliza is fine, Lisa is fine, Attie is fine, Robert is fine, Donnie's family is fine.Eliza is fine, Lisa is fine, Attie is fine, Robert is fine, Donnie's family is fine.And yes, Luke, do ask her why you don't need to apologize.Eliza is fine, Lisa is fine, Attie is fine, Robert is fine, Donnie's family is fine.Eliza is fine, Lisa is fine, Attie is fine, Robert is fine, Donnie's family is fine.
>>20419082If it's any consolation to Master and the other Bobs, Altrouge and Primate Murder should both be dead by now.
>>20419218Sure. I have a good feeling about it. What do you think about building an altar out of dead children? I bet it will impress Jeanne and make her denounce this false God that trapped her soul.
>>20419184..."Why?""Because you came here. You asked me about it. You listened. The world is on the tip of a pin over a chasm, and you sat here to listen to the effects of your actions. You could have moved through. Pushed past me. Knocked out Dad and left. You've two Servants, one of them a ruler - overpowering me and our family - Bob's family - would have been easy. You could have shut down Bob and not had to deal with the shit he's probably giving you."But you're listening. You give a shit. You care. And for me? That's enough. Maybe not for my father, but I will stand beside you, Morcai." she says with confidence." "...Was he a good kid? Robert?" She lets out a little laugh, turning her face to one side as she wipes her face. "The best." she says quietly, standing up. "Follow me. We need to talk to Daddy." We get up together and walk through the house. Family pictures litter it, more reminders of my actions, but I walk on. My head is burning. My heart feels... off. Astolpho holds my hand, and I grip it tightly. He squeezes back, and we enter another room. "Father..." An older man, in an old chair, swivels around to face me. His eyes are dead. His hair is gone, a short beard on his wrinkled face. He is old, but his scars and muscles speak of many years of conflict. "Morcai." he says coldly. "Why did you come here?"
>>20419251You know what, you're right. They are. But in THIS world, they're not. And I will NOT rest until their deaths are atoned for, and the guilty punished. Because I'm just not that nice. And because I care too damn much.
>pic related>we need to do this later BobsBut business first: Master, ask her why you don't need to justify it. Also tell this girl that Bob wants to know what her name is (I'm positive now that she's Abby's daughter).Also, Bob the Skull wants to know if she can tell us about her brother Robert, if it's not too painful for her. I don't want our niece to suffer more than she has. She already seems to have a drinking problem like Mistress Liz.
Goddamnit what is with all the melodrama here?Remember how we don't have a soul?We are a Legion-class familiar, with the personal designation 'Bob'.Our purpose is simple: win.Or to elaborate, aid our master in accomplishing his/her goals, and better them in the process.In addition, our goal is to be summoned again so we can continue to fulfill our directive.Anything else is simply delusion.
>>20419316Kneel. I SAID KNEEL.KNEEL AND BEG FORGIVENESS.And then explain why you're here.
>>20419316To do the right thing for the first time in my life.
>>20419316To apologize for what I have taken, and safeguard that which you still have.
>>20419302Oh, would that work?Well, I don't care about that woman, but if it's for you, I'll do it! But she'd better not get too close to you, or I might have to take her away.~I'll do my best, Bob-san!
>>20419369"To do the right thing for the first time in my life: prevent the Grail from destroying the entire world. Apologize for what I've taken from you, David.""And to do everything in my power to atone for the pain I've caused your family, as well as the pain I've caused Bob, who is crying like hundreds of babies inside my head right now".
>>20419466We're not crying like babies. We're crying like men who have lost their mother, their family. Because Eliza was our Mother, we called her Mistress because she saw us as her trusted familiar, but she's as much our mother as she was David's.
>>20419527>OOC: mother died at age 15, so I know that feel broGood point, change that part of >>20419466 to that.
>>20419527Yes. Yes she was. She was mother, kid sister, niece, comrade-in-arms, and good friend all rolled into one.It's raining. Yeah, it's definitely raining.
>>20419466"To do the right thing for the first time in my life: prevent the Grail from destroying the entire world. Apologize for what I've taken from you, David. And to do everything in my power to atone for the pain I've caused your family, as well as the pain I've caused Bob, who is crying like hundreds of babies inside my head right now".He stares at me long and hard, then rises from the chair. "Daddy-" he fixes her with a hard glare, and she grows silent. He looks me in the eye, pulling open a drawer. A single, child's shoe - maybe a ten year old. He places it on the table."Once you kill someone, there isn't any turning back." he says, as if by rote. "The decision to kill is not something to take lightly - at all. You need to carefully weigh your options. You need to look at all possibilities. Taking a life is the last thing, the last option, you should ever consider." he looks me in the eye, pulling out a photo. "I don't know this child. But Mother knew his father. He captured her, when she was ten. Tried to ransom her. He was a poor jailer, and she stabbed him in his heart with a ten inch nail. Her father gave her these words. Your first kill will stay with you, but not forever. Keep a piece of it with you, forever. So you know what it feels like the first time, every time."With this, he picks up the shoe and puts it in my hands. "I've looked into your past. This is your first kill." he says solidly. "Pack my bags." he says to Roberta. "We're leaving."
>>20419606...God DAMN, Master David is a good fucking man.Be quiet for a bit, Master. Let David decide what is and isn't said.
>>20419527On a Meta sidenote, Primate Murder should be dead via Satsujinki and Altrouge should be very, very dead via fully powered Arcueid Brunestud/Archetype:Earth.
>>20419606Now THAT'S the Young Master David we knew back then. Always remember the lesson he just gave you, Master Luke. Be silent for a little while, then thank David later when the time is right.
>>20419606Luke, ask David to explain what we are. We were told earlier that we were more than just entropic hivemind. I would know what I am, I would know what sort of child my mother Eliza created.
>>20419606Nod silently and contemplate the shoe.Then follow him.
>>20419675I meant to say, "If it's any consolation to the other Bobs, they should be dead by now." Yeah. Killing our old Masters family was probably one of the last things Altrouge and Primate Murder did in life.
I follow, and we take him to the plane. He's fit for an older fellow. By the time we get there, the rest of the family has gathered - Abby, an elderly woman with a rifle. Roberta, Saber's master. Robin, the dense (in a few ways) lady knight (the term is Dame, but... eh.). We all get on the plane, and begin the trip back. Let's hope nothing horrible has happened... ((End of thread.))
>>20419675Wait, didn't Altrouge fuck pre-Roa Arcueid up?
>>20419865>Let's hope nothing horrible has happened... Damn you! Tempting Fate is MY thing! Only I can do it without provoking the response! You doomed us all!
>>20419865Well, that was a helluva ride, Boss. Not sure how I feel about all these people having died, though. Kinda torn between pissed at Luke/You and admiring at the way you pulled it all off and characterized it.Good show.By the way, what are the implications of what David said to Luke? Because Eliza said that to HER son...
>>20419939Also, why is David aging? He's a ruddy DEMON.
When is the next thread? It was somewhat irregular last few times.
>>20419865What is Bob? When we said we were an odd Entropic Hivemind we were told that wasn't all.
>>20419916No, Pre-Roa Arc banished Altrouge, but Altrouge snagged a piece of her hair. And according to Nasu, Altrouge is only as powerful as the original Crimson Moon with Primate Murder at her side, while Arcueid was always as powerful as the original Crimson Moon. And at the end of Kagetsu Tohya, Arc starts turning into the new Crimson Moon, and thus Archetype:Earth. The new Meltan game actually has a fight between Arcueid and Archetype:Earth over who gets control of her body.
>>20419865Horribly wrong?Why, just because the only two Seattle members of team 'save the world' are two obscenely powerful mages who are masters of distinct parts of the asshole spectrum and would likely hate each other on sight?
>>20419949Because he thinks he should.It's weird, I know. >By the way, what are the implications of what David said to Luke? Because Eliza said that to HER son...I wonder...ALSOI meant to point this out during the Luke/Roberta talk: Legion is not a familiar. He's a Third Magic miracle that uses a small part of the brain to connect to another universe's internet, and post threads in 4chan, seeking help on /tg/. The summoning spell just asks for permission for a magical connection from nowhere of a certain someone in this universe.
>>20420012Oh, so we no longer have to pretend otherwise?That's a relief, if a bit on the nose.
rolled 11, 3, 3, 1, 8, 8, 2, 6, 10, 4 = 56>>20420012>Because he thinks he should."You're only as old as you feel."
>>20420003Well, there's still the possibility that Altrouge + PM + other various servants of Altrouge could beat them.Or at the very least, the latter could buy some time for Altrouge to escape.
>>20420012Goddamn it, that's like... infinitely meta! Or not at all! I don't even know, god. Is that exactly the way they understand it?
>>20420012Wait, does that mean that David and his family know we're just bored people on the internet effectively roleplaying as someone who cares?
>>20420091Arcueid has her own worshippers amongst the Dead Apostle Ancestors, as well as Merem Solomon and Ciel, and the Church Executors, and various Mage Association gits who would all have likely, if not outright allied with Arc and Satsujinki, at least taken a shot at Altrouge for being the evil Bitch of the Brunestuds.I want to get more specific, but Tsukihime 2 will be released after the remake of Tsukihime. Which will happen sometime after the rest of the Witch on the Holy Night series is published, which will happen after Fate/HA is fully translated, which was going on negative progress when I last checked.
>>20420195I don't think they would know the specifics. Just that is opens a link to an "extraplanar entity" that aids the summoner.
So we're still down one identity on Red Saber. Going to throw a suggestion based on red command seals indicating historical and the Chinese characters forming them: Fa Mulan. Not the Disney version, but the Woman Warrior herself.
>>20420539All we have is that it's a Swordsman and probably from China. We well and truly don't have enough to make any good guesses.I'm hoping for Zhang Sanfeng or the Lady of Yue, in either case I would be very glad to have Roberta on my side.
Hm.I'm thinking that if we can manage to get the Grail functional without Earth-busting consequences, should we use the wish to revive David's family? Mind, I suggest this only under the following scenarios:1: The Grail cannot be used for multiple wishes.or2: Roberta doesn't make it to the end.
>>20420773Clarifying.If a safely-altered Grail can manage multiple wishes (the Sixth Grail managed two wishes, after all, so there's precedent), and Roberta survives, I figure she'd probably make that wish herself. I'm just covering in case something happens and Roberta and Luke cannot both get wishes off a fixed Grail.
>>20421035That reminds me, I wonder what the name of that cowboy's Master was. Like if the Church hasn't done it already, I feel that Luke should find out if that mage had any family, and tell them that that guy died helping save the world.
>>20422161The Cowboy was... The Cowboy. Literally the american malboro wild west awesome cowboy ideal.
>>20420585Or maybe....Sun Tzu?