(( 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---The top floor of the Space Needle is actually a large food court, surrounded by windows. I's something of an architectural marvel to those who know nothing about architecture. Apparently, Carmen Sandiego will teach me to be a 'proper' thief, if I can reach the windows from the centre without being 'percieved.' Without being heard, seen, smelled, touched... I'm not even sure how to start going about this.
>>20544549Ah this place! It brings back memories!what are you wearing, Master. That might help us get a better idea of avoiding being percieved.Assholes in trenchcoats tend to stand out when they're indoors duing the summer months, ne?
nothing that has been said in this thread has made sense to me so fari understand the individual words and concepts but it seems as though theyre strung together in a way that doesnt make sensefor example, ive lived in seattle, the top of the space needle is more of a restaurant
>>20544675>for example, ive lived in seattle, the top of the space needle is more of a restaurant((I forgot to mention this takes place in 2070, and the Space Needle has been destroyed and rebuilt in the past, leading to multiple fast food chains seizing the opportunity.))>>20544616I'm wearing a white tee and jeans., as well as my Mystic Code.
>>20544616I don't think that will help. Carmen wears a bright red trench coat and a hat to match when she does this kind of stuff. There has to be some sort of trick to it.
>>20544549OK. First, lets try to approach the task as a magus.Remember what you felt when you stole Jeanne from the Grail. At this moment you were the closest to your Origin, I believe.Try to feel the same way again but instead of stealing something, try to turn your power to hide yourself.Two things may or may not help you.First, you may try to steal yourself from the perception of people around. I'm not sure whether or not it's even possible but worth a try anyway.Second, remember what you felt under Arry's magecraft. A feeling of nothingness, of non-presence. Try to combine it with your own experience, with your own power and become hidden.If both fail, we'll think about something else.
>>20544934best solution? Cause a distraction elsewhere, then sneak in while everyone is gawking.Crude, but effective.
>>20544934Use the sensation you had when you stole the vial in astolfo's dream, the moment you tried to steal Jeanne from the grail, the feeling of nothingness from Arrys magic, and the implanted memories from Carmen.Invert the theft to steal peoples perception of you.
>>20544769Whoa it's 2070Why have we not been taking advantage of the fact it's 2070
>>20545136I close my eyes and open my Circuits. I remember Arry's magic. I can't replicate it. I know I can't, it's too far from my own. I take deep breaths and focus on what it was that it took away. Prescence. I take deep breaths, and reach - And find myself grasping something tenuous and soft and fragile.
>>20545248Now, don't just yank it. Pull it gently, but quickly.Be smooth.
>>20545248OK, don't rush now. For all we know it's your link with Astie.Examine first, then decide what to do.
>>20545333>>20545320I carefully grasp that thing. It feels light and tender in my glove. My heart thrums. I feel like this is dangerous. I feel like this might be a bad idea.
>>20545645Good.The path of the thief is to walk the razor's edge.
>>20545645OK. Hide it. Be very, very careful. Do not do anything that can damage it. If at any time you feel that something may happen to it, put it where you take it from.Hide it and step forward.
rolled 64 = 64>>20545715Event roll.Lower is worse.
>>20545845I won't lie, you're closer to the precipice than is ideal.But hopefully you can maintain your balance.
rolled 5 = 5>>20545845>60>PassI grasp the object and pull it from its housing. It comes away slowly, but smoothly, and when I open my eyes, and step out into the hall, no one sees me. I am elated, and begin to walk towards the glass. >70>FailBut when I reach out to put my hand on it, it passes through.
>>20545877ABORT OPERATION!Put whatever you stole back where it belongs. Make sure you are away from people first because sudden appearance of you is not something to be desired right now.We can live without Carmen's lessons, safety is more important right now.
>>20545877Uh, you're already THERE, Master. You won.
rolled 72 = 72>>20545907>Put whatever you stole back where it belongs.Rolling for success. DC is 20 or better.
rolled 86 = 86>>20546363I carefully put back my... My whatever that it back where it 'belongs'. It feels as if this shouldn't be something I'm doing - like I'm breaking some rules, or something. When I turn around, a hand takes mine, and I am surrounded by riches in a massive room. "Congratulations." says a soft voice just behind me.
>>20546373"I have no idea what I just did. Lets continue."
>>20545877So you're stuck and can't become tangible again? Damn.Try to look around, see if Carmen is anywhere around. You DID technically fulfill her conditions.This all started with you grasping that fragile thing, right? Try loosening your grip just a little, see what happens. Be careful with it, like it's the most valuable item in the universe that also happens to be ultra fragile.
>>20546373"Thank you....Is there any chance at all that you're going to explain what I just did?"
>>20546373Muster as much CLASS as you can. This woman's a legend.
>>20546373"...Where in the world are we?"
>>20546373You know who follows the rules?Primate fucking Murder.Hell, that dumbass giant vampire wolf -enforces- the rules.So what I'm saying is: fuck the rules.Any rules that allows something that stupid is best disregarded.
rolled 60 = 60>>20546441"Where...?" "This is my hideaway, where my treasures are stored." she explains. "This is where I keep the things that catch my eye and I take.""So the lesson continues?" "It is finished. You taught yourself just fine, it seems." she says. I frown. "So... where exactly is this?" "I can't tell you that." she says, as I sit on a golden throne. So what do I do from here?
>>20546650>Golden ThroneAlso, ask her why she brought you here, if she can't teach you anything else.
>>20546650If you feel like it, ask why she stole that one Mage's voice.Aside from that, try and get out of there?
>>20546650Thank her. Ask if making yourself invisible is always this... risky. Maybe you can make your 'fragile thing' tougher by training it somehow? Or maybe there's a special trick?Also, ask her why she's helping you in the first place, master. She obviously knows your plans to save the world because she's been keeping an eye on you. What's her angle here?Aaaaand ask what Class she is. We've always assumed assassin, but she might very well be something irregular.
>>20546650"If you don't mind me asking, what are your plans for this war? You know what I'm trying to do, don't you? The plan to prevent the end of the world and to allow a few Servants to remain here. I think I know a way for you to remain in this world as well, regardless of outcome. While I have no doubts that you are capable of simply stealing the Grail or one of the three "slots", this is something I wish to avoid. Are you interested?"Luke, I'm talking, of course, about stealing the Triforce. Which would be the great help for us.
>>20546786>Stealing the Triforce of PowerI knew this day would come.It's high risk, with an inconclusive, but possibly very high reward.Sure it could grant him unlimited power.Or it could do that but drive him insane.Or tear his body asunder.Or not even work for him at all....Still worth doing though.
>>20546811Er, I were talking abou Carmen stealing the Triforce.Luke can't do it as far as I understand.But she can.
>>20546829I thought the point of this training was to boost Luke's stealing powers to their full potential?
>>20546829Oh, Ganon would throw the biggest bitchfit EVER.DO IT!
>>20546786"If you don't mind me asking, what are your plans for this war?""To steal the beautiful things." she says quietly. "To take what I want from the things of legend. To make mine what isn't - and to deprive others of the joy of having." "I see. Do you... have any idea what I just did?" "You stole yourself." she says simply. "And while like that, you existed because you thought you should. It's not a very good idea, to be honest - but it works."[MECHANICS NOTE: THIS TECHNIQUE REQUIRES CONSTANT D100 CHECKS TO MAINTAIN USE. EACH UPDATE WHILE IN THIS STATE WILL INCREASE THE DC OF NOT CEASING TO EXIST. THE DC STARTS AT 1 AND INCREASES BY TEN EACH UPDATE. FAILING TWICE WILL END THE QUEST.]
>>20546846It doesn't seem like she will give us more lessons.I can read the situation wrong, of course.As it is, we can steal shit as long as we can touch it. NPs are off limits from what I understand. We now also can turn ourselves invisible.Triforce is still out of reach.
>>20546878Hahaha oh wow
>>20546878...Huh.So in that state I exist because I think I should exist.Would it be possible to move beyond that into stealing things because I think I should be stolen, no matter how unfeasibly large they are, or even if they have a tangential physical presence?Or would that be a completely different technique?
>>20546878Gives "Cogito Ergo Sum" a whole new significance, eh, Master?Ask Carmen what she thinks about acquiring PHENOMENAL COSMIC POWER and stealing the Triforce.
>>20546878OK, proceed with the rest of the speech...Even if you want to steal the Triforce yourself (and the voice in our head says that it may be possible), I think it is best to secure Carmen's... well, not loyalty, indifference. Suggest to her to steal it. We can provide distraction if needed after we dealt with the current problem.
Ah, a question on the mechanics of 'stealing oneself'.Does the DC reset after we cease to use the technique, after some time has passed since we last used it, or does it remain wherever we last set it at?
Carmen Sandiego is the best thief in the world. She stole her theme song from Mozart and none of us noticed for years.That said, holy fuck, stealing yourself from reality WHAT. There is h4x and then there's that. I wonder what OTHER things a probably motivated Luke could steal...
>>20547050(( The latter. ))>>20546982"Ganon holds an item you might find of interest." "The Triforce?" she asks. "mmmmmn.... I do not think it worth my time." she says. "It is not something I wish to hold. It is not a thing of beauty." she says with a sigh. "Do you understand?" "Yeah.""I thank you for the company." she says. "But I think it is time you left home. Ah - but here."A warm thing plops onto my lap, and barks. "He was in danger, so I stole him - he is now yours again." the puppy nuzzles into my belly, tail wagging furiously. Orlando...
>>20547202"Huh, to be honest you giving something back is the one thing I would never expect. But thank you very much for doing so....Could you show me the door, or should I leave the same way I came in?"
>>20547202Oh, there it is! I was wondering about the puppy.Thank Carmen for everything. She didn't need to do any of this, after all.Now it is time for us to wreck some Nordic shit up.
>>20547202Yay puppy.Now, to business. By which I mean we need to figure out what da zog is Ganon up to. It'z Kommando time, boyz.
>>20547240"Could you show me the door, then?" "I'll do you one better." she says, her hands on my hips. I am lifted - -And dropped, onto the couch in the apartment. Roberta lets out a sound of shock, while David just continues to drink from a shot glass. "Welcome back." he grunts, putting it down. "It's six AM. We were worried you got yourself killed."Jeanne slams into me, holding me tightly, as Orlando leaps over her and lands on her back. He runs down, drops to the floor, and zips into Astolpho's room.
>>20547535I almost got myself worse than killed.It was quite an experience.
>>20547535Raise a single eyebrow at Jeanne."I appreciate your candor, but next time, buy me a drink first."
>>20547535"Oh, you know how it goes. Discovering hidden haxx powers can take some time... How's Astolpho?"I don't think we need to hide Astie's identity from anyone present.
Thank Carmen for her aid and tutoring. The via kiss steal the voice of unnamed cowboys voice back - you owe him big, it'll also probably impress Carmen that you'd be so bold as to steal from the greatest thief in the world with a smile on your face.And before we forget - look at her damn stats!!!
rolled 27 + 5 = 32>>20547600Just because we don't have to hide the name doesn't mean we should broadcast it to the world. Plus, someone like Ganondorf could be eavesdropping.
>>20547535I was going to make a speech but apparently EGO didn't consider what Luke stepping out of reality was going to do as far as the Grail was concerned with the Master/Servant pairs.Master, go comfort Astolfo NOW.
>>20547535D'awwww....sounds like Jeanne may be coming around to the harem idea.
>>20547633Oh shit! Could astolfo have thought that Luke was dead? Jesus Christ that must have been horrible for him, you need to go talk to astolfo *now*
>>20547676Close, but no. Go talk to Astie and bring Jeanne as well. And find Arry too for Gaia's sake! Thinking Master was dead was probably just as hard on her as it was on Jeanne and Rider.
>>20547702I hope we don't find Arry in the bathroom cutting herself again while bawling her head off. When she told us about her mother's death, I had the feeling that she'd react badly if anything happened to Master or Jeanne.
>>20547697"Where is Arry?" I ask."She's out. Looking for you." I swear. "I told you where I was going." "Yes, but, there's so many threats out there..." Jeanne fidgets, looking worried. "We didn't...""Calm down. It's alright. I'll talk to Rider, and we'll figure this out." I step into the back room - and... Astolpho is petting Orlando, who looks pleased as punch to sit on Astolpho's chest. He looks up at me and grins wanly. "Hey..." he manages. I sit down beside him and take his hand."How's the pain?" "Excruciating. For a few hours, I..." he sighs. "It comes and goes in waves. Roberta and Arry were here, so I was fine when you..." his face darkens. "I'm sorry. It won't happen again." He nods, his eyes not yet meeting mine.
>>20547881Call Arrys phone she needs to come home and you need give her a big hug and a kiss. Apologize for worrying her.
>>20547881"Astie, look at me. I promised you that I will always fight by your side. And whatever else can be said about me, I intend to keep this promise. We WILL see the end of this war together, and neither this piece of Nordic shit, nor death itself will prevent it... I did something dangerous. Something that I don't entirely understand myself. Something that made me... disappear for a time. And I am sorry for causing you pain. But now I am here, and it is time to set things right."
>>20547974This and then this: >>20547922Expect either a relieved, tearful hug from Arry or a major ass-chewing for making her worry, Master.
>>20547974This, followed by:"We're going to go all-out on that Godless bastard. I'm going to call in every ally and not-quite-enemy we've got. Cid, Gene, Merlin, Turok, everyone. Turgeis will pay for doing this to you. Ganondorf will pay for setting that maniac loose in this city. We're going to take him out and you'll be back on your feet in no time.""I may be a thief, but I keep what I steal. It's mine. And I don't like it when people hurt what is mine."
>>20548056For a guy called Logic Bob, you sure aren't acting it.Technically Ganondorf limited Turgeis to one bridge to act as a guard against people with divine power attempting to murder him.And Turgeis only attacked because we were being smug....And he proceeded to allow us to leave, even though he had the power to kill us all if he wanted to.
Shouldn't we make sure Arry is fine?Going out on her own is a death flag.
>>20548592First we deal with Astie, then we deal with Arry.One problem at the time.
"Hey. Look at me." His eyes, pained and worried. "I'm not going anywhere. I'm right here. I'm not going to let you vanish on me.""But...""No. No buts. I love you, Astolpho." I say, then kiss his lips. Tears run down his face as he pulls in a long sniff. "I thought... I thought you..."I wipe them away and rise from the bed, calling Arry. I have to hold the phone away from my ear as she unloads on me. "So what the hell happened?! Everything points to you being dead for half a fucking hour."
>>20548726Are you familiar with the phrase "I think therefore I am"?For that half hour, that was literally the case.
>>20548726"Carmen stole me and showed a trick. I didn't know at the time that it would make me appear dead. I am sorry for that."Don't tell her how exactly this shit works. Her family tried to do something very similar for generations and she seems at least somewhat proud to be a traditional magus. She could freak out on you.
>>20548726its a very long story that i'm not going to tell over the phone. i'm terribly sorry i made you worry, babe, but i managed to get something out of it in the end. Where are you right now? we'll come pick you up.
>>20548743I like the cut of this guy's jib.
>>20548825Again, Arry can freak out once she understand the implications.She suffered all her childhood to be able to do a shadow of what we did.I don't think we shall tell her about it.Not on the phone in any case.
>>20548843She's going to find out no matter what. We have the choice of telling her over the phone and giving her ten minutes to blow off steam before she gets home for the fight, or we can tell her face to face, and the fight will be that much worse.Besides, it's not like stealing ourselves actually put us any closer to knowing anything except what it feels like to be a soap bubble.
>>20548907> except what it feels like to be a soap bubble.I'm happy when you remind me the perks of having a thousand and one voices in my head. "I uh... Look, this will take a bit to explain. Where are you?" "I'm at the park.""Take a seat." So I explain. She's angry, and has a lot of questions. I answer them carefully, as best I can, with my knowledge of magical theory."Alright, I'll explain this as best I can." she says, cooling down. "What you did, Luke, was... Look, you know what a reality marble is." she says. "Gaia has one. It's called Earth. Or rather, 'the dream of Earth's reality'. Follow?" "Yeah.""What you did is seperate yourself from that. You tore yourself out of the Reality Marble that is Earth's Reality. However, you're so ingrained into it, mentally, that you still percieved it. It's why Mages are so limited. They perceive the world as Gaia does, sorta - it's reality. They can't break it very much, because it's what is real, /to them/. So when you tore out, you still believed in that reality - but weren't able to interact. In fact... Stay out too long, and when you go back in, Gaia and Alaya itself will view you as foreign. This is REALLY dangerous. In fact, I'm surprised you made it back at all!" "Ah." I manage. "I'll be coming back so-HEY!" I hear the phone strike the ground. "ARRY?!" "Let me- hey! No!" a scream is cut off with a grunt and coughing. Silence.
>>20548999>I'm happy when you remind me the perks of having a thousand and one voices in my head. I'm the one, right?Also, TRACK AND KILL. Jeanne, Arry's location? Astolfo, RIDE LIKE THE WIND.
>>20548999>mfwI knew it! Time to gather the group and find Arry. Her safety is top priority. Then we can deal with whoever attacked her.
>>20548999Oh, for the love of Me...Search and destroy. Astie is out. Get location from Jeanne. Personally I think she should stay with Astie, though you should ask her.Then, Red Saber, probably David as well.Get them, get prana generator for David, then search and destroy.
>>20548999>I know I've used this before, but it's too good not to You will search and destroy! SEARCH AND DESTROY! Any resistance you encounter is to be CRUSHED! We do not run from our enemies! Kill them all! I order you to leave nothing but bloody stains in your way!Hunt them down like the dogs they are and kill them where they stand. No mercy.
Guys, guys, fellow Bobs: calm down. I'm as worried about Arry as any of you, but we need to chill.Any member of Legion remember what happened the last time Bob the Skull went off half-cocked? Let's not have Master Luke end up looking like Two-face, ok?
>>20549140Christ, no. We do not want a repeat of that Charlie Foxtrot at the junkyard.
>>20549140While I agree that we need to be more careful than that, we still need to act fast.I think, maybe David can convince Rose and Gene to come earlier? And other somewhat-allies as well?
>>20549173I agree with acting fast but we need to keep a cool head. Jeanne may need to go with us if she can track Arry through their bond. We'll definitely want our niece and Red Saber along as backup, maybe David as well....assuming we can't get Rose and Gene to meet up with us. I don't know if Astolpho is up to it, but I doubt we could stop him if he insists on going.Finding Arry and securing her is Priority #1. She's alive but probably out like a light; Jeanne would know if she were dead. Then we can take on her attacker if necessary....though I fear who it might be. There are still some powerful Servants left in this War, so we should be careful.So: rescue mission first, then a fight if we can take her attacker.
>>20549140>>20549173>>20549074I hang up, kiss Astolpho's cheek, and dash out. "Jeanne, I need you to stay here and guard Rider. David, Roberta, Saber - we need to get to the park. Now." "What's happened?" "Arry's been taken." I say simply, loading my pistol. "Jeanne, you hang back here in case this is a trap to finalize Rider's death. Roberta, get one of the Prana engines. David, prepare to key yourself to it."Things happen fast, a whirlwind of activity. I start the vehicle and back it up so the trunk is facing the apartment, and call Rose. "I need you to see me at the park, now." "Now? I need to get dre-AAAUGH!" The line goes quiet. I get a call seconds later from Gene. "Don't flip out, we're on our way." he says. I'm pretty sure I hear Rose flipping out in the background. He hangs up, and everyone coming with me piles into the car and we drive for the park. We arrive, to find the place utterly abandoned. It feels unnatural. Rose stomps up - barefoot in a long coat and blushing heavily. "What is the emergency!?" "One of my friends was kidnapped and Ganon is working with the Grail." I say simply. We scour the place, and only find her cellphone. That unnatural feeling persists.
>>20549368>unnaturally abandonedALL HANDS TO BATTLESTATIONS MAN THE GUNS READY DAMAGE CONTROL AND FULL STEAM AHEAD
>>20549368OK, first, call Jeanne. She should send us messages every so often because splitting the party isn't something we really want and we worry about them.Also, ask for any Revelations that can be useful at the moment.Second, I suspect Fatman is near."If the one who I think is here, show yourself. I know you and you know me. I saw you. If you care at all about your Master, if you are capable of caring, work with us."We may need to use our dangerous and forbidden trick for this, though I really don't want to.
>>20549368Look around. Are there any footprints or drag marks that indicate where Arry was taken. Stay alert for trouble. I think her attacker may still be around. Ask Red Saber if he senses the presence of another Servant.Be ready for anything, Master. This could be a trap; whoever attacked Arry may have done so to lure you here.
>>20549368Wait when did we figure that part out?Like if he was working for the Grail, why are you and Astolfo and Arrie and Jeanne still alive?
>>20549504...It's a guess, but it's one I think is true - why else would he be doing this?>>20549459"Saber, do you sense another Servant?" I ask, and he nods. Just then - an inhuman roar. Red Saber draws his weapon and Gene prepares, as a tree falls in the distance. Wreathed in patterns of white, it is launched at us, but Gene leaps up, punching it into the ground. And the enemy Servant comes into view. A man of rippling muscle, long hair, and no weapons, he crosses his arms. He stares at me. "The Lord that commands my hands asks you to bow before me, lest your lady come to harm." he states. "What... is your answer?" it seems talking takes an enourmous effort for him, his face and body twitching.
>>20544549>Stat page here: pastebin.com/qJw29xd7With that many noble phantasms this rider should be an archer!
>>20549857Only in exchange for a promise of safe-passage. (Not that it'll make a difference, but that way they'll think we're walking in fat, dumb, and unwary)
>>20549857Well, bow. We are not in the position to choose.We can always kill them later."Who is your Lord who commands me to bow? Does he know that I seek no fight?"
>>20549857Well for starters, so you don't kill him.Think about it master, his one real weakness is divinity so he acquires the Red Lancer, Turgeis the Devil, whose power neutralizes faith, and makes him be a guard.And he specifically ordered that guard to let you and your friends retreat.Even though I would say that Turgeis stood a decent chance of overpowering Red Saber, and could have summoned his Vikings to finish Astolfo and Jeanne.And of course then you and Arrie would have fallen relatively easily.My current hypothesis is that Ganondorf suspects that now that you've acquired an obscenely powerful mage (David), he might be superfluous, and is taking countermeasures.You essentially tripped his alarm by surpassing Turgeis's bullshit meter, which made Astolfo pay the price in a big way.And now Ganondorf, who I would say suspects how... upset this made you, is responding the only way he knows how.Kidnapping women.
>>20549892>"Who is your Lord who commands me to bow? Does he know that I seek no fight?""Is that so?The Lord who Commands me considers he and his servants one and the same. Did you not seek combat with Lancer?"I frown as I bow. He nods to one side, and Arry is dropped beside me, hands and legs bound, mouth covered, eyes covered. "That is because of the harm he inflicted on my ally.""...After his warning." he says, then uncrosses his arms. "Stand." I stand, and he grins wider. My phone rings.A garbled voice greets me."This should not truly surprise you. Either way, you should have known things would end this way. I gave up capturing a bishop to seal my way to the Queen." it says. "Now, listen very closely. You will deliver to me David, or I shall deliver my newfound treasure to the Rulers - I'm sure they would appreciate the bounty." The servant before me smiles wider, hands flexing. I can cut the tension in the air with a knife. "I want your answer now - will you hand to me the Font, or will you strive to save the Lady?"
>>20550066"You should know that I did not intend to betray you. Granted, I was wary around you given your... reputation, yes. But I intended to keep my promises. We fought Lancer simply because he was too eager to fight for his own good. Hell, we even tried to warn you about him before we realized that you are his boss... And yet you felt the need to turn on us... It's a moot point now, I guess. So tell me, what is your plan for this war? And what guarantees do I have that you will not simply kill as many people in my group as you can given a chance? Not to mention that some of them will disappear if we don't hack the Grail."Stall for time, check on Arry. Pretend that you simply look for injuries. Does she still have Jeanne's seals? If so, time to use them and Astie's as well. Summon them on your side.
>>20550066...This is Skull Guy isn't it?You zombified Ganondorf, and took his power.Otherwise... what's with all the obfuscation? First Turgeis and now this probable Berserker guy (Samson?) refer to their leader in the vaguest terms possible, and now you're talking to me with a fucking voice modulator?I mean how am I to appreciate your gloating with that?
>>20550066"Look, before you do this, I'd like to tell you that it isn't too late to back down. I'm willing to accept that the skirmish between Turgeis and my friends and I was a misunderstanding. Just make him tell you how to undo what he did to my Lancer and I'll apologize for how things got out of hand.I don't think you appreciate how much you've been given here. This is a world without the Three Goddesses, and without Link and Zelda. Sure you're not the biggest fish anymore, but you're still very powerful and more importantly something this world has never seen before. You can become very powerful here, so long as you are cautious. Any defeats you experience will be not because of destiny, but on your merit compared to that of your opponents. But the same goes for victories. No longer will a bunch of sages appear out of nowhere to seal you in another dimension, or the goddesses themselves flood the land just to stop you from ruling it.And no more will some punk kid in a silly hat crush your minions and then shoot you full of arrows and stab you with a sword.Isn't that enough?"
>>20550180OK, scratch it. It's probably not Ganon."And what do you plan to do with David? And what guarantees do I have that you will not try to kill as many people in my group as you can? Especially since some of them will disappear without the success of our plan."Again, stall for time, check on Arry, see if she has the Seals for Jeanne. If so, just fucking summon her and run really fast back to Astie.If not, then wait for response and agree. It will allow us to come closer to them and strike at an appropriate moment.
>>20550066>>20550066Y'know that trick that carmen pulled earlier that basically involved teleporting you from the space needle to your home?You're going to try that to get Jeanne back, get david to work his amplification of processes magic on the prana generator and have Yue Fei and Gene beat the fuck out of this long haired faggot, then beat the fuck out of turgeis, then beat the fuck out the castle.Respond only to the phonecall with a simple "Fuck you bub".
>>20550066"...You're clearly not Ganondorf Dragmire, although you'd like me to think you are. But is that the only reason you're modifying your voice? Or are you someone I would recognize hearing?"
>>20550318Note: confirm the identity of the speaker first, and only use this if it's Ganondorf.Which sadly I think it isn't.Hopefully, he isn't completely dead yet, or at least the Triforce of Power is in a state to allow stealing.
>>20550413"Who are you?" "As if I'd tell you after going to such effort to obfuscate." he says. "That is strike one." The Servant before me holds up one finger. "And what do you plan to do with David? And what guarantees do I have that you will not try to kill as many people in my group as you can? Especially since some of them will disappear without the success of our plan.""I will do as I see fit. Certainly preventing the end of the world is at the top of the list." he replies. "But that's not an answer either. Strike two.""You should know that I did not intend to betray you. Granted, I was wary around you given your... reputation, yes. But I intended to keep my promises. We fought Lancer simply because he was too eager to fight for his own good. Hell, we even tried to warn you about him before we realized that you are his boss... And yet you felt the need to turn on us... It's a moot point now, I guess. So tell me, what is your plan for this war? And what guarantees do I have that you will not simply kill as many people in my group as you can given a chance? Not to mention that some of them will disappear if we don't hack the Grail.""My plan is not your concern. I have far greater things to worry about once I stop that issue. Far more problems to solve. Lancer was ordered not to initiate combat unless he deemed necessary. And Berserker is under the same, until three strikes or your disagreement.""You have the Ruler! It is definitely my concern!"(Cont)
"And that is strike... number... three. Since you have given me no answer, I will assume you are in opposition." "But-""No buts. Goodbye. I can expect contact with the rulers by noon."Berserker holds up three fingers, which curl slowly into a fist. Gene tosses me and Arry away - Red Saber catches us, and sets us aside as Berserker's fist plummets at Gene in an overhead blow - and the silver brace vanishes, the golden hand holding up the fist of Berserker. He grins as he holds up - but the soil beneath his feet is not as strong as him or the punch, and he is shoved up to his shoulders into the ground almost like a cartoon. Red Saber steps forth, wielding his blade, but Berserker picks up a long, round stone, and parries the blow, even as the stone is cleft in half.
>>20550672Well, shit. heh, steal the air from around him. Create a vacuum. The pressure differential will kill him instantly, like those poor Cosmonauts with the faulty seal and explosive bolts.
>>20550672...I name you the Blue Berserker, Samson.(Maybe not, but just in case)
>>20550672we really can't do much against themLet's untie Arry if she isn't untied alreadyWe probably should rush into house
...Okay what is with this mystery guy?Is he just really really bad at understanding the concept of teamwork?
Ouch.I sat down, and read the entire holy war quest.I'm all caught up, and, I cried. Eliza, Lisa, Robert, everyone.Fighting and defeating this Beserker is a secondary thing, already the time is running out with Arry, youve some effective magi with you, but they dont match up to a servant. Call Jeanne, she can reach Arry through a mental link still, hopefully.I still hate you Luke, but i will help you fix what you've done.
>>20550718Samson.http://pastebin.com/gCJQuThq I name thee!Gene tears himself from the earth even as I help Arry out, my mind racing. I quickly remember what is going on, and what happened:1: I went to see Carmen.2: During this time, Astolpho was weakened further. 3: Arry went to look for me.4: I returned, and called Arry. 5: Samson captures Arry.6: I get her back7: Someone captures Jeanne, and demands I trade David for her.8: indirectly, I refuse.I have until noon today to find and save her. It is 7 AM now. Samsons hand glow with a mighty white power, blocking the sword of Saber with their great palms. The world is falling apart around me. I'm going to lose. My Servant is crippled, my lovers are being targeted, and there is nothing I can do. I'm goingto lose.Samson finally rears back and slams Red Saber through a tree, laughing madly. "Foreign Spirit! In this land, you are weak!" he roars. "Sheathe your blade, and run away past your pithy Wall!"
>>20554915i'm going to go ahead and name the chinese guy Yue Fei in hope to see his statsWe really can't do much against Samson without any heroic spirits.Arry and you, should look into finding Jeanne and Astie. Can Arry find where she was taken or something?
>>20554915You're going to try something dangerous luke - you're going to remove yourself from existence like you did earlier, then you're going to rip that long haired faggots precious mane out.
Should cover several missed servants.
>>20554915Tell Saber that his opponent is Samson.Hopefully he knows what to do.
>>20555782Woah now, I approve of risky maneuvers, but is that really something that will work?Like it seems to me as if the technique makes Luke intangible.And even if he was right behind Samson, pulling Samson's hair out is easier said then done.I'm of the opinion that Luke should goad the fuck out of Samson to the point where Samson forgets about all other opponents in favor of smashing Luke, thus allowing Red Saber to give Samson a haircut.
>>20554915Huh, Samson's chaotic good and Turgei's is chaotic evil, but they're both working for the same guy?That could tie into the taunting maybe?
>>20554915>I'm going>to lose.You're thinking like a sniveling little boy who is afraid of death so much that he'll do ANYTHING to avoid it. The words of a pathetic magus who had to bargain for the help of vampires, betray good people and generally be a bottom feeding PARASITE just to survive. They are most assuredly NOT the words of the master whose servant bested Ganondorf in single combat, the master who made an alliance with the most terrifying servant EVER and is currently exploring a harem-relationship with its master and TWO other servants (one of which is Jeanne D'Arc). They are NOT the words of the master who made an ally out of Merlin and whose servant killed Roland in a duel. They are NOT the words of the master who faced the terrible things he did in his past and is currently seeking redemption, the master who was taught how to cheat reality by Carmen Sandiego.You're better than this, Lucas Morkai. We MADE you better than this. You rose above who you were before. You have people who believe you, who fight beside you. People who love you. People worth fighting for until your last breath. Don't you fucking DARE give up just because things seem hopeless. Fight on until your last fucking breath. There's no second chances in this. If we fail, if we lose, everyone we care about is going to die.>continued next post
>>20557048We will keep going. We will keep searching. We will keep fighting. We will keep getting back up when we get knocked down and grow stronger every time. Most importantly, we will never EVER stop trying until it fucking kills us. Even then, we're determined to go out swinging.We will find a way to win. We'll find a way to save the people we love. But we need you to believe in that as well, Luke. We can't do this without you.Now get off your ass and start working to defeat Samson already. His hair is his obvious weak spot. David came with you, didn't he? Can he do something with accelerated fire or lightning/electricity to burn off Samson's hair?
Another plus side to this, i dont think Samson still have a master with command seals, maybe.Which means his final phantasm isnt as dangerousTalk to David, or Abby is she's there. Her shooting skill and the weapons her family wields, with an added boost from David's powers, should sheer off that hair. Dont worry Jeanne, Luke, David, Bob is here to helpBob will always be here to help you Eliza, sometimes it'll just, take a bit to find you.
>>20557048>>20557055I can feel the air ripple as Gene and Samson trade blows. I can feel the earth shake beneath the power of their brawl. I stand. I didn't even notice - I was on my knees before. I pull free my pistol, and hand it to Arry, as I tighten my glove, and grit my teeth. I walk over to the car, and shatter the window - it's old, so the glass splinters ands makes long, triangular shards, one of which I pick up with my gloved hand. Because of my Mystic Code, it can't hurt me. I am the Thief.I look to Gene, and he shares it - pulling the fight so that Samson is facing away from me. I must focus. Watch his arms. Watch his back. I move. I leap - and grab. "SAMSON!" I roar. "I NAME THEE!" I pull, and he rears back, massive arms reaching back to grab me. But he is slow, I am faster. I can steal anything.My weapon, crude as it is. shears away the hair, and I grab more. It vanishes into red mist as I cut, cut, cut. I'll save them. Cut, cut, cut. I'll win. CUT. CUT. CUT. This is my war! This is my victory!STOLEN! FROM THE JAWS OF DEFEAT! I fall from his back as he roars, seeming suddenly lesser. His arm catches me in midair, throwing me back, sending me tumbling with broken ribs and arm. But even so... I smile. I shakingly rise, watching Samson begin to lose ground, watching Gene break though his guard, block his blows. A kick lands - and sends him soaring. It hurts to laugh.I laugh anyway.
>>20557488Now, Finish him quickly before he uses the Temple of Dagon
>>20557488You know Luke, you remind me of Mistress sometimes.Diving out at a Servant of all things, clutching at the reins of destiny to strike out, to save another servant, one that isnt even yours. Let us see how it plays out, but for now, Stay concious luke, dont want to go into shock do you?David can help you, if you ask. He's quite the gentle touch about it, and you'll be as good as new. Ask for his help, You Wont Feel A Thing.
>>20557488Nice.Even though Samson doesn't appear to have any kind of master nearby, better finish him quick before he can use his super move.Lets hope Gene can get a nice combo going.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAS-gHNV3Fs