Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another edition of Succubus Lord Quest! Last thread we finished off Langy once and for all and dealt with the aftermath of his rampage. Some of our comrades were grievously injured, but will live. Mina however seemed to be missing an arm until some higher quality care can be issued to her. Then after, a surprise visit from the merchant twins Stacy and Katlin! Their father had gotten us access to a book based on space control, before we finally had a heart to heart talk to the twins and revealed our true identity. Katlin was quite bitter about us hiding our identity as Brooklyn for so long, and the false stories we told. Her sister said she’d be fine, but merely needed time to cool off.We now continue from that plot point!
CHARACTER SHEETS:Brooklyn (Current protagonist): https://docs.google.com/document/d/16x32JNNBRnUAk-PQNXcqMaVvtDMLsHRARj3kk4mrj1M/editMina: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wAOC8_7DCjRIiV2_Zzzfz0xu9_JHCGfti8dw0eZSS8E/editBrodin: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jIfmmTHbwrujeLZ9CkBeVoTEs6_uJPpo7CW5EKKTj_8/editAda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19LG6d19luxQjAWNtKHiL2MMmTsUygdaHZ4WSd-9hid8/editSebastien: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DRNg7dimGiWmwD1dalLgw2H_8L_K930KL4Mr4mEk1x4/editErika:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JDLySqbJ1IgrLkXV7glI7ucP2U5dpYweaQErAZ_5nd0/editAlex (NEW!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pOxi73DRA-lwBG34RTtCdXA8-4QES5GDqCJfqzLZU3k/editAmanda (NEW!): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-NpLAhW8YQxCQkRl_0CK-4NoafeV7PpJTH2QyqIbObs/editOLD GAMES:Thread 2 (Contains link to thread 1 in first few posts): http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22034277/Thread 3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22094978/Thread 6: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22181221/Thread 21: http://www.mediafire.com/?p6pwskaau8px2vc (The achiever messed up, so here's the entire thread I saved in complete form)Magic List:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hTt8OQDQjmUSnLaEZtF7v_NoembWKHQmx3ZGHuCLQAs/editRest here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Succbus%20Lord%20QuestIf you enjoy, then please vote!Chat: #SuccubiDemonLordCYOA in irc.rizon.netTwitter: Sandact6Tell me if I forgot anything on the sheets.
[1/3] You decide that it’s time to check up on how Erika and Amanda are doing. Erika partially because she’s a new Succubus, and Amanda as she interests you. Taking Stacy’s advice, you decide to leave the hotel and let Katlin think things out herself for the next bit. You transform into Sara as you head over to the bath house. The first thing you notice is that the Richardson’s seemed to have hire quite a few Crimson Bear mercenaries guarding the bathhouse. There is even a sign in front of the store, claiming that due to recent events an increased amount of protect would be assigned in this area, apologizing for any inconvenience it may cause. But what doesn’t catch your eye is that Amanda is not at the front desk at all, which is somewhat curious as she’s almost always there at this time of day. “May I help you?” a bathhouse clerk asks as you approach the front. “Yes. I’m looking for Ms. Amanda Richardson. Is she on the premises?” you ask. “She is, but Ms. Richardson is a very busy lady. You may have to make an opponent with the Richardson family secretary.” the clerk replies. “I know, but it is extremely important I meet with her. If you know where she is, just please tell her that it is Sara and she’ll understand.” you tell the clerk, throwing in a suggestion magic power behind it. The clerk looks at you for a few seconds to size you up. “Right this way please.” the clerk then says, exiting the counter and bringing you back behind to the private bath house suite areas. He takes you down to the end of a hallway before gently knocking on a door at the end of the hallway.
[2/3] “A few seconds later, Amanda opens the door just enough to stick her face out. “I told you that I was not to be interrupted no matter what!” Amanda says, nearly spitting venom at the poor clerk in a hushed voice. “I-I apologize Ms. R-Richardson, but a woman named Sara wished to meet with you.” the clerk says motioning towards you. “Then why didn’t you say so!” Amanda says opening the door wider for you. “Lady Sara, please by means come in!” Which she quickly closes it back in the face of the clerk again. Entering the area, you can see it appears to be exact same one as when you first came here, only Erika is lying down on a small wooden poolside recliner with a moist towel on her head, all of her equipment is neatly deposited next to her. “H-Hello Lady Sara.” Erika says very weakly. “Forgive me for not standing up.” “Don’t be. After what happened today, a headache should be the least of your worries.” you reply to her. “Very true Lady Sara.” Erika replies. “Amanda told me most of what happened earlier today. In where she was having tea with you after getting back from an town investigation before Lord Langy suddenly vaporized your house in a fit of rage before attacking you and some others. What on earth prompted him to do that?” Amanda inquires. “M-Master Sebastien said that the drones were capable of finding anyone with enlightened aether, especially demonically tainted aether.” Erika replies.
[3/3] “Yes, but even then there has to be a reason. I heard that Lord Langy had be nervous ever since you rescued Erika from the ritual, but to think he’d go this far...” Amanda says thinking to herself. (Erika can learn a new combat ability! Select one of the following! Cleave: If Ada downs one enemy in melee, she can attempt to make another normal attack against an adjacent enemy.Support Attack: If Erika is next to an ally and that ally attacks, Erika can then attack after them as a free action. She must still be in range and have the energy for the attack, but any attack is valid. This skill can be purchased multiple times, each time giving Erika another chance to attack after an ally.Support Defend: If Erika is next to an ally and that ally would be hit by an attack, Erika can switch the target of the attack to herself. She will take reduced damage when stepping into the attack, but she will be hit. Coordinated attacks and AoE attacks cannot be support defended. The more ranks in this skill, the more times Erika can support defend in a given turn.Predict: Erika’s Hit/Dodge goes up after being in combat for a while. Stacks with the Psionics boost.Potential: As Health decreases, Hit/Natural Armour/Evade/Critical rate goes up. The less health and higher the rank of this skill, the bigger the bonus. Starts at Rank 3, kicks in at 54% health or less. Increases naturally over time.Power Attack: Before making an attack, Erika can sacrifice weapon accuracy to improve the damage of his strike.PLEASE SAY WHAT TO DO/SAY NEXT IN ADDITION TO ABILITY VOTING)
>>24516197>Predict: Erika’s Hit/Dodge goes up after being in combat for a while. Stacks with the Psionics boost"I doubt a man willing to sacrifice his own flesh and blood for the maintenance of power would have second thoughts about killing strangers for the same reason.
>>24516197Support Attack: If Erika is next to an ally and that ally attacks, Erika can then attack after them as a free action. She must still be in range and have the energy for the attack, but any attack is valid. This skill can be purchased multiple times, each time giving Erika another chance to attack after an ally.We just stick her next to someone, no matter the range, and get free attacks as she is capable in melee and range."Langy was remarkably crazy, paranoid, and most importantly he was scared, completely and utterly terrified. And he had a giant robot. Put those together and you have a panicking madman trying to destroy everything. He was already willing to kill to maintain what he had, this was just on a larger scale.So, are you two doing alright? No major injuries that won't recover?"
>>24516197PotentialShit when has everyone ever not been on the knife's edge after combat? Might as well make use of it.
>>24516197>Support Attackit's either this or Predict. But SA will always be useful, while predict only pays off in long combat engagements.
>>24516197"It is likely that he feared that his powers were either failing, or too weak, and felt that if he could not rule, then it would be better if there was nothing to rule at all... Though we all now must pay for his insanity and recklessness.""Amanda, how do you expect this incident will affect your families business?"voting for Predict. Erika is best as a strategist and reserve Combatant, so she will be jumping to hotspots to reinforce our flanks...
>>24516197>Support AttackAnd I'm too lazy to type a 'what do' so support this. >>24516330
>>24516197>Predict"I suspect there's some interesting times ahead for Fort Hope, now that he is dead."
>>24516197Support AttackLay down on one of the recliners, get some relaxation in. "He wasn't exactly a model of mental health at the end. I'm just glad the damages weren't too horrific."
>>24516409Nobody but me wants potential;_;
>I think Predict best fits the 'Jedi warrior' type well.He was willing to sacrifice Erika for his own benefit, and was so self-centered and narcissistic that he thought our rescue was an assassination attempt. I don't know why he activated that mech, but if he saw our auras he would recognize and seek to destroy us.
"Langy was remarkably crazy, paranoid, and most importantly he was scared, completely and utterly terrified. And he had a giant robot. Put those together and you have a panicking madman trying to destroy everything. He was already willing to kill to maintain what he had, this was just on a larger scale.” you tell both the girls. “So, are you two doing alright? No major injuries that won't recover?" “I have a bit of a headache, but I’ll be fine.” Erika says as she lays down on the couch. “The only major damage to my family and their belongings was the death of one of our employee’s family, nothing more or less.” Amanda says before giving a small sigh. “It is fortunate that Langy did not come near the bath house. Otherwise our entire family trade would probably be evaporated in an instant. Fort Hope needs us, and I’m sure in his rage Langy wouldn’t have remembered such a thing.” “Yes you’re quite lucky on that end. So your family business will survive?” you ask her. “This event should have no long term impact on our sales no.” Amanda casually replies. “I’m just so, so thankful that no damage happened to the bath house.” “Either way, I’d imagine that Fort Hope would have some interesting times ahead.” you say. “L-Lady Sara? Would you be able to make it tomorrow when I unveil the truth to my sister?” Erika asks. “But of course! I’d be happy to attend!” you reply. “Good as... Well I have a bad feeling about it. Every time I check up on unveiling such a thing with Leona with my precognition, the result always seems to turn out negative, but according to what I said continuing to put it off will result in even more problems in the long run. What will be negative is something I’m unable to pinpoint so if anything I’d like the support if you can help out.” Erika asks.
>>24516863"Well, I can't imagine that Leona is going to take it well.I mean she's had a stressful couple days with you disappearing and then the giant robot incident, and you're a demon now and she has some understandable reasons not to like demons in general. But, she loves you, you still love her, as long as we can get her to remember that the situation ought to be salvageable. I suggest starting out with a hug, and a cup of tea. Speaking of tea, I need a new tea set, I miss my tea set."
"Well, I can't imagine that Leona is going to take it well. She's had a stressful couple days with you disappearing and then the giant robot incident, and you're a demon now and she has some understandable reasons not to like demons in general.” you say. “Yea that’s... very true.” Erika replies, knowing full well of Leona’s dislike for them.“But, she loves you, you still love her, as long as we can get her to remember that the situation ought to be salvageable. I suggest starting out with a hug, and a cup of tea.”“Yes, a casual atmosphere is the best for these sorts of things. I’d probably suggest the cafe area.” Amanda says. “Speaking of tea, I need a new tea set now too... I miss my tea set." you mutter to yourself. “Oh right! Erika said that Sir Langy had vaporized your house in the process!” Amanda says. “Not only that, but all of my belongings too. The only things I’ve got left now are the clothes on my back.” you reply. “Do you need anyplace to stay then Lady Sara? I’d be happy to see if I can supply you with some basic clothing or a house to stay in while you recover from this horrid incident.” Amanda offers. Hm... Ada did offer you that Head Magician/Teacher job at the castle...
>>24517146Lets take Amanda up on her offer taking the head magician job would stir up to much shit.
>>24517146"Hmm. Well I was thinking of getting a place in the castle, mainly to be close to the library there. It's full of so many restricted books on dangerous subjects. But having somewhere to stay without as much scrutiny as living in the castle would provide would be nice. As for clothing, I have what I'm wearing, though I can always magic stuff into semi-existence and make do. Going shopping would be a good idea."
>>24517146I think I have someplace to go, but a place to stay for a night or two would be appreciated while I work the details out.
>>24517207Taking the head magician job would be dumb, but the teacher job would give us complete access to everything in the castle, a reason to talk to Ada whenever we wanted, would be completely believable with our background, and would be as under the radar as we want it to be.
>>24517146I vote against taking up Amanda's job. Should also mention the idea of starting a brand of tea.
>>24517353Would also take up large amounts of our time. Plus taking a job from Ada before coming to a long term arrangement is unwise.
>>24517146Head magician might cause questions or background checks. Offering tutelage as Brooklyn might still work.
>>24517146I advocate taking the teaching Job. We can have a place in the castle then buy another place in the city for our experiments and for 'Secret Club Meetings'...Thank Amanda for her generosity and accept the offer of some basic clothing. It's always a good idea to have a spare set of cloths. even if we can create our own solidogram ones...
>>24517392Why would it take large chunks of time? We would be Ada's tutor. Ada already knows everything we would be expected to teach her. We occasionally visit her room to drink tea and share gossip, and in return we have a excuse for anything and everything we want from the castle. As for the long term agreement, we're friends. That's our agreement. Do we really need anything else?
>>24517146Speaking of having our house destroyed; we need to let our scholarly friends know we're still alive and well. And not vaporised.
“Thank you for your offer Amanda, but I think I have it covered in the meantime. I think I’m able to get a place within the castle itself. With that I’d be able to read all of the books within the Langy family library inside of there.” you say. “Access to all those books would be a great boon to both me and you.” “Indeed, as even my family is not legally allowed inside of that place.” Amanda states. “But I think I’ll take the offer for some basic clothing at least. It’d be nice to have some spare clothing just in case.” you tell her. “But of course. I’ll ensure to get it for you when you go to leave.” Amanda says. “Did you plan to stay or were you just dropping by for a visit?” (Stay and do things with Amanda/Erika or go do something somewhere else? At the moment it is about 7:45 PM)
>>24517533You're right. Sounds like a visit to the library's in order after we're done here.
>>24517360Fuck, meant Ada. Not that it matters now.
>>24517557I just wanted to make sure everything was alright over here. I still have a few things to do today. This was just the most important of them.
>>24517557"I'd love to stay and take a rest from all this, but I've still things to do; people to let know I haven't met a gruesome end."
>>24517557Ask Amanda how her headache is. From what we heard from Janine, they can get really bad... and directly after the combat, she seemed almost there...
>>24517557"Just paying a visit and getting clean. I still have a few things I was planning on taking care of today."If there's a bath in this room strip and take a bath, we need one after today's events. As we're soaking have some small talk with Amanda and Erika.
>>24517557Let me see, Mina has a bed for the night, Erika has a bed, Brodin taken care of, I think the adventurers have something worked out. Might as well stay with Amanda and Erika and try to catch up on what went on during her trip.
>>24517522An agreement about us not actually being an employee? We don't work for her, if anything its the other way around.
Order of business. First go to library to reassure our friends we're alright. Then get the lab equipment we got from the necromancer to the Doc to see if it can help Mina with her arm issues. Afterwards, go to the castle and make sure that there's no problems moving in there tonight.Did I miss anything important?
>>24517557Stay with her for the night.
>>24517727Right, library. They need checking in on, the lab equipment can wait as the Doc is busy with wounded anyways. Orc Doc is going to need some sleep after a marathon session caring for patients. Stay with Erika/Amanda for the night, Mina's lodgings are likely very cramped. She CAN get a goodnight kiss though.
>>24517709Because Ada really does want to sit through boring lessons on basic math and geography? The job's a cover. We lost our house and as our friend she's giving us a place to stay and an excuse to access whatever we want in the castle. I really don't think she expects us to teach her basic math all over again, but we can be sure to make that clear when we go there if you want.
Crud, kind of in the middle of a few things when I saw this thread... /tg/ please do me the favor of having Erika or Sebatian route around in the twins' father's mind to see if Katlin told him we were a succubus and if so whether he intends to keep that information to himself (which might not matter to much depending on his clientele) or profit from it. And yes, this comes only from my paranoia of merchants. Trust, but verify.
>>24517842You do realize that's not at all what I meant, right? The specifics of the job are effectively irrelevant, the important thing would be that she controls our purse strings.
>>24517967which is why if need be we can all ways call in favors from Amanda, or raid bandit camps.
>>24517856I think us letting her walk out on us without protest right after revealing our most dangerous secret is probably the best show of trust give her, especially after Stacy tells her just what the ramifications of us being caught are. If she values that trust at all she won't say anything to anyone, even her father, until she's had more time to think about it.
>>24517967Not really. It's a "job" that would take up only a small portion of our time, and if we want money any other way we can just go out and earn it. It's also a job we could leave any time we wanted to. You're making the whole thing way more complicated then it needs to be.
>>24518056>trust WE CAN give her
>>24518056Eh, not worried about her outing us. Worried she told her dad while she was upset and feeling betrayed. From what very little we've seen of him, I'd say he's probably trust worthy, but a succubus as powerful as us has to be worth a pretty penny and we don't know if he has any associates that can pull information from his mind or compel him to talk. Remember Amanda's whole rant on dealing with demons?
“Visit. I still got a few other friends to visit to make sure I’m not dead. Erika appears to be in good hands with you.” you say getting up. “But if you don’t mind I’d be honoured to come back and stay with you tonight. My contact at the castle is probably up to her neck in work right now.” “Yes I can very easily see such a thing.” Amanda says sitting up with you. She gives you a small and tender hug before giving you a little peck on the cheek. “Please take care of yourself Lady Sara.” “You too Amanda.” you say returning the favour. “I’ll be back soon girls.” ****** You head on over to the library, changing back into your Brooklyn form and knocking loudly on the outside of the door, ignoring the sign outside. “Can’t you read the sign buddy! We’re c-” Roger roars as he swings open the door with a face contorted in anger, but only after he sees its you his face lightens up. “Brooklyn! You’re alive!” “Yea but my house isn’t though.” You tell Roger. “Jesus christ I was worried sick about you since this morning!? What happened!? Are you alright!?” Roger asks as he opens the door for you.(Catchpa: tookepti Richardson. Oh you crazy catchpa)
>>24518333Give our bud a hug."An ancient war machine piloted by Langy vaporized my house before it was taken out. I wasn't there at the time so I'm fine, but I lost pretty much everything, my books, my tea set, my bed. Wanted to let you and the others know that I'm alright, I have places to stay, all of that."
>>24518333Luckily, I wasn't there when it happened. I was going to get some more tea leaves when the whole thing happened. ... I now I get the feeling that I'm going to need a bit more then tea to get everything together... I've been checking up on some friends since it happened, and thought I'd drop by here and see how you guys are doing.
>>24518333Give our bud a secret nerd greeting.
>>24518333"Fine. Glad I wasn't home when it got...vaporized. It wasn't much, but I'm going to miss it. Anyway, I just wanted to make sure you guys knew I was still alive and see how you and the rest of the gang made out."
>>24518333Inform friends DnD session may be delayed. ;~;
"Oh, goodness me! I've had a horrible day! First a giant robot shows up! Then I have to run for my life from something out of my worst nightmare! Then getting trapped in the place tried to hide! Then i come back to find my house all mostly vaporised... But you know what the worst thing was...?" Pause. "HE BROKE MY TEA SEEEET!"
>>24518496But we don't have any beer or dice on us? Unless Sandact had us pick some up on the way over?
"An ancient war machine piloted by Langy vaporized my house before it was taken out. I wasn't there at the time so I'm fine, but I lost pretty much everything, my books, my tea set, my bed. Wanted to let you and the others know that I'm alright, I have places to stay, all of that." you say to Roger as you give him a hug. Roger replies by throwing his arms around you and giving you a tight hug. “Oh thank god! The others were worried sick about you as well!” “What about Leo?” you ask, knowing he lives in the same area as you do. Roger lets go from your hug before looking at you as if you were high. “You kidding? Dude’s married to his work at the Hawk’s barracks.” “Thank goodness for that.” you reply. “Still the bastard broke my tea set.” “Better that than your life?” Roger asks. “...Barely.” you mutter. “I spent nearly an entire years worth of earnings on that! Those were teacups from Britain and China itself!” “Hey, still got your life. You can still buy a new one.” Roger says patting you on the back. “...It won’t be the same...” you mutter hanging your head. “...Brooklyn? Are those tears?” Roger asks you.
>>24518611Oh please. You think I'd cry over a little thing like this? *wipe wipe* This is nothing compared to some of the stuff I've been through! *wipe eyes again*
>>24518611"What a shame."
>>24518611Probably. I've already been told that I'm distracting myself from the magnitude of today's events by obsessing over my tea set. But, damnit man, what the hell is wrong with this fucking world?! I saw Doc's practice earlier...this isn't right.We need a hug.
"I-It's just that... all my stuff was in there... from when I was still a man... all of my clothes, now i only have this dress. A photograph is all i have left from before..."
>>24518611"... no. It's only a tea set, I mean it's was only the single best tea set in Fort Hope. And my books, all of my beautiful books and other things I had collected."Hug him tighter. Stop trying not to cry."And all the dead people, it just isn't right. It's been a long, bad day."
>>24518611It's rain! *sniffle ;~;*
“...No... It’s only a tea set... I mean it was only the single best tea set in Fort Hope. And all my books that I spent... years collecting. Other people I know did get hurt and...” you suddenly begin to hick and sob, hugging Roger tighter to you. “All of those dead people! What the fuck is wrong with this world!?” “Ssshhh... Ssshhh it’s alright...” Roger says as he begins to rub your back to sooth you after being stunned for a moment. “Do you need a place to stay? Do you have any money?” You sniffle and nod your head. “I got that covered.”“I’ll tell the other guys how you’re doing ASAP, that’s for sure.” Roger tells you. (Anything else you wish to say/mention to Roger?)
>>24518611"Damn this Snow. Melting on my face like this..."
>>24519009Nah, time to pull ourself together and all that. Reiterate that we're glad he's ok and that the weekly game will run, if potentially delayed.
>>24519012I agree with this course of action.
>>24519009"Thanks Roger, tell them that I'll be fine, I can take care of myself.Are all the other guys okay?We might have to reschedule game night a bit.And don't tell the others I cried, I have a reputation to keep up, they'd rib me about it for the rest of my life."
>>24519009Hmm... Are we nearing *that* time of the month? (Do Succubi even get that?)
>>24519009*pull myself together* Oh Jesus. I'm crying like a fucking girl. Is that the dumbest thing ever or what? I just wanted to touch base with you guys and make sure everything was ok. Now I need to take care of a few more things before I can go to sleep. Take care of yourself... ok? *walk off and get the lab stuff for Mina*
>>24519084I thought it was just Okarian dramatics again.
>>24519183Just imagine Brooklyns first 'TotM' with a added dose of Okarian dramatics...I would expect lots of shouting for Mina...
>>24519157If we go with this, we have too openly blame everything on "the hormones."
>>24519009Sniffle, make sure they know THE GAME may be delayed while DM couchsurfs, damn eyes for crying like that.
>>24519084>>24519183I'm putting it under Brooklyn being under a lot of stress and having a truly terrible day. Most people would be crying after their house blew up, their friend lost an arm, and they saw lots of incredibly injured or dead people.
>>24516899>she has some understandable reasons not to like demons in generalI don't think this is going to be the main problem. We've done some work on the whole demons =/= evil thing and as long as we can make her see that it's still her sister it should be fine.But Leona is still a believer, and she still tries to convert the people around her constantly, but now? Erika is definitely not going to heaven ever. She may even think that it would have been better if she had died as a good but slightly mislead person and waited in eternal paradise for when Leona joins her.
“O-Oh jesus now I’m crying like a girl too...” you mutter as you let go of Roger and wipe your eyes. “D-don’t tell the rest of the guys about this or I’ll never have the end of it.” “Time of the month?” Roger asks. “I don’t know!” you say as you wipe your eyes. Mina said that Succubi could control when eggs are released for Succubi, but does your kind still have monthly cycles? Na, its probably just because anyone normal would cry after all the shit that has happened today. “E-Either way, game is probably gonna be delayed for a bit on the count of my house burning down.” “Yea Brooklyn, no worries. Totally understandable.” Roger says. “But if you want you can still try to come to the Red Fox his Friday for a normal get together.” “Yea... Yea I think I may like that.” you say sniffling. “But other than the disaster today, everything sounds to be going perfectly well with your current problem?” Roger says making a gesture to your body. “Leo and Tristin even said you’ve been getting busy yourself lately.” “Yea... I found another close friend who’s been helping me with the transition.” you say sniffling. “Part of my envies you for how easy it is for you to pick up same sex members when I have shitloads of trouble.” Roger mutters. “Then again compared to my house being blown up my problems are rather insignificant.” ...Wait. Roger’s gay? You’d... Never think that with how many sexual related jokes he makes.
>>24519477"well it was kind of luck. I'd never have even met her - even seen her - if I wasn't in the right place at the right time."
>>24519477Jokingly say this. "It's because I'm prettier than you are, and I always have been. And because I'm lucky, extremely lucky, just happened to meet the right people when I needed to.If you need someone to talk to or any help I'll be there for you."
>>24519477Well, the fact that we never noticed something like that, even if he never made and issue of it or threw up a smoke screen, should probably make us feel like crap. Then again, our home is gone. Tell him that we got absurdly lucky, and that we hope he'll find someone too.
>>24519477Wouldn't it be funny if we set him up with one of the adventures?Assuming one of them can swing that way.
>>24519674Well there's Alex, who has been shown to be into girls, though it's not impossible that he's bi.Uilodsir is straight as far as we know, but could be bi, he hasn't really been with anyone so who knows.Troy, no fucking clue, I think he's into girls but I don't think it's been explicitly spelled out.
>>24519477We should totally hook him up with Brodin. I mean, considering everything Bridin's seen without even a twitch, he's either gay or an eunuch .
>>24519674One's a forever alone nerd/wizard, the second is probably straight, and the third is a bit too young for that sort of thing. Soo... Chances are slim.
>>24519724Nah, he seems to enjoy watching us and Mina.
>>24519759Unless something happened in one of those fade to blacks, he's never given the slightest indication that he did. I mean, seriously, I've never seen ANYTHING from him that said he was interesting in women in any way shape or form. Maybe it's an angel thing. They might not be allowed to have sex or something. ... Or maybe he's gay. I'm betting it's one of the two.
>>24519674A better bet might be that cross dresser Amanda mentioned (I think she mentioned one as a prospective student anyway) or getting Janine to rewire someone (she'd totally think us trying to set Roger up with someone is cute).
>>24519835Thread 5, when we were making out/groping Mina in front of him he said he enjoyed the show.https://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/22163212/#22166998
>>24519835Don't know, he likes to watch, but certainly hasn't tried jumping in yet. Of course we're pretty opposed to having sex with men, so he may well have picked up on that and not pressed the issue.
>>24519970>getting Janine to rewire someoneWelp. This discussion just took a dive off moral deep end...
>>24520006Brodin seems like a bro rather than a romantic partner, just in general. And his Aether is poisonous to us which gets in the way.
>>24520006>Of course we're pretty opposed to having sex with men, so he may well have picked up on that and not pressed the issue.More importantly, his aether is fucking poisonous to succubi and we don't have anywhere near enough self-control to not drain anything at all if we did it with him.
>>24520059Is that cannon? i don't recall seeing that before..?
>>24520001>Reading through that thread>"Roger, look at my chest, I don't have you tell you what's there as you're already staring, and given that I'm a man that makes you gay.” you tell him>“Ahh... Am...” Roger replies before coughing into his sleeve.Heh.
>>24520097The self-control part or the poisonous aether part?Self-control wise, we're probably fine, we've had a fair bit of practice with Mina. As for his Aether being poisonous, it's in his character sheet. Anything attempting to feed off of his Aether is poisoned by it.>>24520100It's amazing what you pick up on in retrospect.
>>24520059That actually sounds like a shortcut to learning draining self control in intimate situations.
>>24520139To me it sounds like a deat hwish and argument fuel.
>>24519477"...Oh my god, I'm an idiot!" cause >>24520100
>>24520123We really ought to learn enough necromancy to be able to drain undead. There seems to be a number of them running around.
>>24520026It does that sometimes. Luckily, there's usually enough sane bastards around to keep things moral as long as it's not a hot button issue. ... I still remember when there was that huge push to basically mind rape Leona away from her true faith until people realized that the true faith was interfering with the process and they might get caught.
>>24520165Fine, get Brodin to hook us up with a Valkyrie. Solves half the problems.
“I’m part of the club now too, so if you need anyone to talk to I’ll be there for you.” you tell Roger. “Tristin said you went out with another girl though.” Roger states. “Well yea but I mean... Look at my body. I mean I was straight as a male so I’d technically be a lesbian as a female right?” you ask. “Hm... Point.” Roger says. “Anyways I need to get going now. Still got one more friend to check up on. Thanks for being here for me Rog.” you say to him. “Anytime.” Roger says. “Oh! Except Sundays at 5:00 to 7:00! That’s Roger’s time!” You give a small chuckle at his joke as you then head on over to see what Mina and the Doc found out. ****** When you go over to the doctor’s office. Mina is no where to be seen, but the Doctor assures you that Mina is doing well and just helping out in the back again. He does say that the equipment would be a massive boon to him. In fact, thanks to you he can actually attempt to get into alchemy and chemistry rather easily. But there comes a few issues with it.First is legality. You’d need a special permit from Langy’s family in order to own an alchemy kit and practice it. Second is the most important part of the entire set: The ingredients. He’d need ingredients to do anything. This is somewhat tricky as you cannot often buy the ingredients are the local town square most of the time. Any ingredient he’d need to use would have to be tested to be absolutely pure. He believes he can start out doing some minor alchemical potions before working up to the larger and bigger projects, but if he had a contact who’d specialize in delivering Alchemy grade reagents, it’d speed up his work ten fold. He does have the money to actually expand his clinic in order to fit the lab inside of it though. He should have everything up and ready in about a week, after all of the emergency rebuilding is finished.
>>24520123>Self-control wise, we're probably fine, we've had a fair bit of practice with Mina.We're practised enough not to drain somebody to death by accident, probably. But to not drain even a single drop?Hopefully our body automatically avoids it like it does for emotion feeding but if not we'd be screwed.
>>24520178Ha, it's like Brooklyn really is resisting the urge to do something!
>>24520178Please, just get Erika to 'look' for an unhappy closetted guy and give him a significant push. There are moral dilemmas with mental magic and there are moral dilemmas with mental magic. This need not be one.
>>24520210>You’d need a special permit from Langy’s family in order to own an alchemy kit and practice it.We can get that for him by asking Ada, no problem.>a contact who’d specialize in delivering Alchemy grade reagentsTrickier. But we can ask Amanda and we can ask the twins' father, they should both have a lot of merchant contacts.
>>24520265These would work. The question is if we manage to transform Amanda, how easily would she be able to access this equipment?
>>24520210Hmm.. He needs a contact that can travel out of the city and get the ingredients he needs. ... Sounds like he needs to meet the twins dad to me. Dad gets the business, Doc gets the ingredients, everyone's happy! We could probably get him the license by tomorrow. Now the only question is, where's Mina?
>>24520210The first problem is dead easy, we just talk to Ada and it's fixed.Second one is trickier, we'll check in with Amanda, the Twins and their Father, and put a call in to Miyu some time for a consultation on the Mina's arm not regrowing problem.Thank the Doctor, tell him we'll see what we can do to help him out and to just worry about all the injured people and setting things up.
>>24520334Passed out on an exam table?...not like that!
>>24520210"Well... Please don't tell anyone I told you this, but I know someone who can get you that permit, easy. Don't know much about getting an ingredient supplier, I'll keep an eye out though. Sorry."
>>24520334>When you go over to the doctor’s office. Mina is no where to be seen, but the Doctor assures you that Mina is doing well and just helping out in the back again.
>>24520360Let's run this by Ada before making promises, we don't want Brooklyn to look too well connected. Though I suppose we're leaving soon enough that it won't really matter.
>>24520366I think he doesn't trust the doc.
>>24520366Ok then. Let's go back and say him to Mina!
You give a nod towards the doctor, thanking him for going above and beyond his current call of duty, and say that you know some contacts inside of Langy’s court from your teaching job that you could it done rather soon. “Skeptical. The won’t give a license to an Ork.” Dr. Gaterkin pessimistically replies. “I wouldn’t say that.” you tell Dr. Gaterkin. “For you see, the young lady currently in charge of Fort Hope? I used to teach her.” “She’d actually listen to you?” Dr. Gaterkin replies. “At the very least I’d be able to get the word in.” you tell the Doctor. “No promises that she’ll do it 100%, but I can see what I do.” “Certainly better than nothing.” Dr. Gaterkin replies. (Anything else you wish for Brooklyn to do before heading back over to Amanda’s?)
>>24520558Say hi to Mina!
>>24520389Oh please, we got transformed into a girl, he knows we're good friends with a succubus, and we brought him alchemy tools. It'd be pretty hard to look more like we're someone with a lot going on. Though I do agree we should run it by Ada first, before we say anything.
>>24520558Say hi to Mina, give her a hug, a kiss, and a covert grope. Tell her that we're working on the arm problem and it should be just fine.We could use a consultation from Miyu as well so see if we can pick up candles, chalk, and all the other materials we'd need for the Demon Queen Communication Ritual. We need to talk about Mina's injury, what we can get from the giant robot corpse, tell her about the other one that's hidden underwater, and also inform her, so she can inform the other queens, about our current situation and get an assessment from them on what to be most worried about.
>>24520558Well that lie's going to come back to bite us unless Ada does a lot of memory editing and suddenly becomes a couple years younger...think we've done enough damage here. Remember we have to tell Amanda about being Brooklyn tonight. If she finds out we kept that from her after telling the twins there's going to be hell to pay.
>>24520641Have we not told her? She definitely knows we're a succubus.
>>24520589...was just hoping not to connect us with Langy's removal. I would hate to bring a pride demon capture squad down on our friends or the doc.
>>24520625Hmm, it would be prudent to contact her, but not in the same house as Amanda. We don't want to tell her about the queens yet.
>>24520671We were originally not telling anyone until they committed to the transformation (as at the shrine). That just went out the window.
>>24520671She knows we're a succubus, but not our real identity.
>>24520678We can just borrow her basement, say that it's for woobly doobly magic stuff and to not bother us while we're woobly doobly magicing.
>>24520708...That'd just make her want to eavesdrop even more.
>>24520678Well, start thinking of what we are going to tell her when we reveal ourself tonight. She's going to want answers.
>>24520718Drain her to sleep first. Problem solved.
>>24520718If we do it down in the cistern she can't really eavesdrop from behind a door, too far away, and we've got buckets full of magic and can see in the dark, I don't think she can hide from us.
>>24520759I think anon's more worried about her resenting us for continuing to keep her in the dark about important stuff. We really need to grab Blizzy's bodyguards and feed them to Miyu so we can stop tip toeing around Amanda.
>>24520815I thought the plan was to get the Palidin to kill them in an escape attempt... as to disconnect us from a 'question fate' on the deaths of the guards...
>>24520857Usually I do, but I forgot this time.Oops.
>>24520850True, but we need the aether and are running out of time and bandits to harvest. You have a better idea of how to get two succubi worth of aether in the next few days?
>>24520944...........Fear camp?Trap some mortals in the shrine area, scare the crap out of them continuously, let the Queens feed on the emotions. the more mortals, the more emotion, the quicker the charge.I don't advise doing so, But it is still a way to get the job done. even if it is one of the more dickish ways to do it.. that and it would require physical maintenance as people need sustenance which is not known for being free...
[1/2] “Can I say hello to Mina at least?” you ask. “By all means. She should be in the back.” Dr. Gaterkin says to you without looking up from his paperwork. You head over to the back to where Mina is, looking through a few of the cramped rooms before you spot Mina in one of them. “Alright... Here we go!” Mina says she helps a man roll over in his bed. “You’re a lifesaver lady! You sure I’m not too heavy?” the rather beefy man in bandages asks. “Na! If anything I’m more worried hurting you in the process!” Mina says back down to the man, before she notices you in the hallway with her face beaming. “Hey you!” she giggles. “Hey yourself!” you say walking into the room, giving her a big hug which she’s eager to do the same. “How are you doing?” “Well we’re still quite busy here, but the Doctor says I can be a big help since I need less sleep and he’d want to change my bandages.” “Probably because he wants to test them...” you mutter. “Pardon?” Mina asks. “Nothing.” you reply as your hands sneak down a bit lower on her, going to her smooth buttox where you begin to grope it. You smile and whisper into her ear, “At least this area appears to be in one piece still.” Mina gives a small smile before suddenly her buttox feels more like a solid rock rather than the firm yet grabbable piece of flesh you’re used to. As in a literal stone wall of sorts. “I’m a tough girl, so don’t worry about me.” Mina says sticking her tongue out at you before your hand is able to sink within her butt once more.
>>24521115I suggest entertainment nights. basically go around collecting aether from high emotional environments and then let the queen drain off the collected aether. Gar why am i thinking of bees with honey
[2/2](Select a skill for Mina to learn and SAY WHAT YOU WANT TO DO NEXT!- COUNTER: When attacked by the enemy, Mina has a chance to counter the enemy with a normal attack. The higher the rank in this skill, the greater the activation chance is and the more times Mina can do it per round. If chosen, she’ll begin at Rank 4- CLEAVE: When enemy is felled by an attack, can make another, immediate normal attack against another enemy in range. No effect if the second enemy dies.- ATTACKER: This ability is very rare and one of the most prized abilities of the Belkarians and Asurans. After the user has been in combat for a certain period (or feeling a specific intense emotion), then all *final* damage is increased by 20%.POWER ATTACK: Can elect to take a penalty to the accuracy roll in order to increase the power.SUPER SENSES: Greatly increases the potency of Mina’s mundane senses by at least double the normal amount. If chosen again, Mina gains access to superhuman levels of senses. But remember that these are only normal senses (Super sight can let you see a commanders medals from nearly 250 meters away at night, but not things that are not in the visible spectrumSupport Attack: Same as mentioned previouslySupport Defense: Same as mentioned previously)
>>24521115That would take years to get enough aether, unless there were hundreds of people. And that's not even touching on the morality of it. The Queens would probably object to something like that too.
>>24521181Thinking attacker makes the most scene. "In the name of justice i smite thee!"
>>24521181- ATTACKER: This ability is very rare and one of the most prized abilities of the Belkarians and Asurans. After the user has been in combat for a certain period (or feeling a specific intense emotion), then all *final* damage is increased by 20%.I like rare things.Grope Mina a bit more and kiss her repeatedly in between words. "I know you're tough, but you can't stop me from worrying about you. I'll worry about you all I want.I'm looking into how to fix that arm of yours, I've got some promising leads, you should be back in tip-top shape in no time."
>>24521181I just had a thought, what the fuck happens when mina shapeshifts..? will she still be without an arm?
>>24521181Super Senses."Hopefully it shouldn't be too long before things settle down. I've got more business to attend to now, so don't go loosing the other one while I'm away."
>>24521181Attacker, definitely. 20% flat bonus is *huge* and will give increasing returns as she levels.
>>24521286She would be without an arm still yes.
>>24521181>- ATTACKER: This ability is very rare and one of the most prized abilities of the Belkarians and Asurans. After the user has been in combat for a certain period (or feeling a specific intense emotion), then all *final* damage is increased by 20%."Mina, you are a dear friend, and after what happened I cannot help but be worried. I will try not to let it distract me overmuch, but if there is something more I could do for you, please let me know."
>>24521181>COUNTERFree attacks are good.
>>24521181>CounterWould be my first choice.>AttackerWould be my second. Frown. "Fine fine. As much as you like helping just don't over do it. You do still need rest even if it's less than most." Head on out afterwords.
SUPER SENSES! Because, why the fuck not?
>>24521284Oh yeah, addendum to this, when we leave get stuff for the Queen Ritual, we don't want to delay having a chat with Miyu.
Either counter or attacker.
>>24521309This; and then give her *the look*.
>>24521214I should clarify this comment was an out of character comment
So, there are currently heavy rumors floating about us being a witch. Tons of injured people in town. And there is not a single ally with healing ability.We should really learn how to magically heal, then practice it by curing the various survivors of the recent attack. It's good PR, its good practice, and the emotions from all the injured people will recharge us while healing.Also, mina cannot heal her arm due to some magitech poison in the beam that hit her. Doc says only alchemy can cure it but we should ask the queens, they might know a spell or other solution.
>>24521426PS. its also the right thing to do, kinda giving back to the community
>>24521181>- ATTACKER: This ability is very rare and one of the most prized abilities of the Belkarians and Asurans. After the user has been in combat for a certain period (or feeling a specific intense emotion), then all *final* damage is increased by 20%.Going with this.Mina needs something for an Ace in prolonged fights. She is already a bomb in short fights.
>>24521426That's a nice idea and all, but I can think of a few reasons healing the public would be impractical. For one we'd have to learn healing magic from Oksana, and it'd take far to long to get proficient enough to make any difference. Though learning it is still something we should do. Second, they were only sightings of our Miranda persona. All we have to do to avoid negative attention is to not use that form for a while, if we don't have to.
(Mina has learned attacker!) You smile as you greedily grope Mina’s supple asschecks while giving her a large kiss. Mina seems to return the favour by aggressively kissing you back while using her arm to pull you closer to her. “I know you’re tough, but you can’t stop me from worrying about you. I’ll worry about you all I want.” you say as you go back into a kiss. “Doesn’t seem to me that you’re all that worried.” Mina giggles as she gives you a kiss again. You reluctantly pull away from Mina and look in her eyes with a more serious, but happy face. “For real. I’m looking into how to fix that arm of yours. I’ve got some promising leads, but you should be back into tip top shape in no time.” “On the bright side this is going to teach me how to use my left arm to the fullest effect.” Mina says says as she waves her right stump. “I got you into this mess, so I’ll be the one getting you out of it.” you say patting her on the head. “Oh! Your house!” Mina says to you. “I got it planned out, don’t worry.” you say to her. “Now if you’d excuse me, I need to go talk to our ‘friends’ about this. I think they’d probably have a few ideas about your injury.” “But where are you going to meet your ‘friends’?” Mina asks you. “Your house is gone, and I doubt you can just call them out in the middle of the street.” Hm... Mina has a good point. If you want to summon the Queens, then where? One idea that immediately pops into your head is at Amanda’s place, maybe even letting Amanda meet one? You’re not sure whenever that would be a good idea or not.
>>24521763Do it in Amanda's basement.Honestly I don't mind showing Amanda, we know we can trust her, we're working on getting Miyu up to enough to transform her so I bet Amanda would be ecstatic to see her. And if we do it in the underground cave we can take a soak at the same time.
>>24521763>One idea that immediately pops into your head is at Amanda’s place,yea that's obvious.>maybe even letting Amanda meet onethat may be good idea, to let her talk to Miyu.
>>24521763Amanda has already decided that she wants this, might as well let her meet them and get her deciding on.
>>24521848>And if we do it in the underground cave we can take a soak at the same time.and practice flying.
>>24521763Could be a good time to test her loyalties.'In for a penny, In for a pound' as they say...>>24521848seconding this.
>>24521763Hmmm. We still feel bad about the circumstances of Erikas transformation, right? With Amanda and the twins, we have a chance to do a better job. Amanda is practically BEGGING us to succubutt her, so in addition to asking the Queens about Mina, we can arrange for Amanda to have an 'interview' of sorts.
>>24521716I am pretty sure we were explicitly told it was our real identity that had rumors about. Remember the duke knew who we were and thought we were behind the coup.Also, it lets us "use" all those injured people to practice and get better at healing. Something our allies need since there isn't a single healer in town.>>24521848Its not a matter of loyalty, amanda is still human and very volnerable to mind ripping. Also even succubi are risky because of breaking. We should minimize who knows about the queens. We should do it in the bunker.
>>24521181- ATTACKER: This ability is very rare and one of the most prized abilities of the Belkarians and Asurans. After the user has been in combat for a certain period (or feeling a specific intense emotion), then all *final* damage is increased by 20%.
>>24521892>Remember the duke knew who we were and thought we were behind the coup.The fuck are you on about?
>>24521990I believe he meant Langly, but is getting his wires crossed between this quest and Shadow Quest...
>>24522013Langy just shot at the big glowy demonic aura, he didn't really know who we are.
>>24521892Right now there are only a few beings in Fort Hope (aside from our friends), that we know of that can manipulate aether, And those are the Pride demon bodyguards that we're planning on disposing of soon. They may or may not be able to examine minds. Of course there could be unknowns, but really? How many aether users that can hide their aura can you pack into one small fort?
>>24522133>and then everyone was a demon....
>>24522247Except Leona, who slowly realises.
>>24522281>and then she was an angel...>and all of Fort Hope collectively exclaimed...
Ok, just so we're all on the same page about how to tell Leona that both us and Erika are demons, I'm going make the suggestion that we start by telling her that she's probably going to panic, and that if at any time she wants us to, we'll leave and give her some space. Or that if she feels she has to run from us we wont stop her. Then Erika asks her if Leona trusts her, then we start with Erika doing her reveal, and move on to us if she hasn't already kicked us out/ran away. From there we can probably just wing it.
>>24522515I have the feeling if we reveal right after Erika she might get the thought that we tricked everyone from the start which would just worsen the situation.
[1/2] “Amanda’s bath house I figured is a good of a place as any I’d imagine.” you tell Mina. “Now you be sure to be a good little girl and not break any bones while I’m gone.” “I’ll try! Bye Brooklyn!” Mina says waving off to you. ****** After heading off with your meeting with Ada, you manage to secure some last minute reagents for the Queen summoning ritual (-3 silver). After that you manage to head back to both Amanda and Erika once more after transforming back into Sara. “How were your friends?” Amanda asks in a normal tone of voice. “Oh they were doing much better!” you reply. “But I guess by the normal tone of voice that Erika is back to normal.” Erika shakes her head. “Normal vocal talking doesn’t hurt, but some other loud noises and any attempt at using my psionic powers causes some pain.” Erika replies as she sips on a glass of water. “...Oh. I was going to try and do a ritual in here. Would that be bad for you?” you ask Erika. “Ritual?” Amanda asks. “Yes. I have many questions after today. So I wanted to summon up a meeting with a... friend of mine. Erika already knows who I’m talking about, Lady Miyu.” you say. “Oh right. Yes Miyu would certainly be able to help out with some things.” Erika asks. “Just... How loud is the ritual?” “You’ve seen it before when we were down in the water caverns below. Which unfortunately includes the sounds too.” you tell her. “B-but if you want I can do the ritual in another area!” Erika shakes her head. “Curiosity is outweighing my pain at the moment. So by all means Lady Sara, do the ritual.”
[2/3] “...This ritual won’t cause any damage will it?” Amanda asks. “Only melted candles, chalk, and some incense.” you say as you open the bag of reagents. “Hardly the worse thing we’ve had to clean up in here.” Amanda says as she lets you go to work. “Then what was?” you ask as you take out the chalk. “Well there was that man who smugged in several small animals in order to... sacrifice them in a proper ritual, then after throwing the entrails over himself and all around the room.” Amanda says shivering to herself. “...Oh yea, when we were eight right? We had to call some mercs to get him out?” Erika asks. “Several. He had a small strength ritual but he thought he had true mastery over blood control. Ugh, such ignorance.” Amanda sighs to herself as she goes back to watching you do the ritual. Like before, the ritual proceeds rather smoothly, thought it was close as you almost didn’t have enough room to draw the circle. Upon summoning Miyu, you notice that her eye colour upon rising out of the mist is a dark green. The girls are somewhat shaken, but given that they’ve seen you do the rituals before, they’re not as shaken as they were that night. Upon completing the ritual, you can see Miyu standing in front of you, except this time her hair is all ruffled up while she’s dressed in flannel pajama shirt and pants complete with a groggy expression. The small bits of fear that Erika and Amanda had once before are now replaced with bits of disbelief. “...Did... we catch you at a bad time?” Erika asks Miyu.
>>24522515I think its better to start out with an explanation of reasons and what led to this and THEN reveal the means in which we saved her.Rather then to start out with a reveal.
[3/3] Miyu gives a loud yawn while her wings flutter, muttering something in some odd language before replying. “Yes, I was taking a nap.” “I... thought you didn’t sleep that often.” you reply back to Miyu, who probably knows your Sara due to Janine’s help. “Hey, I can sleep whenever I want.” Miyu replies. “...And... The pajamas?” Amanda asks her. “They’re cute.” Miyu replies. “...Brooklyn who this woman exactly?” Amanda asks you, thinking this is some sort of joke.
i know the smart thing to do would be to keep Amanda in the dark but to be fair i would want to see her meet miyu and really i think she deserves something as a show of good faith. If we really want to be secretive we could summon her without Amanda present and ask her if she would want to meet Amanda and if so we just describer the queen as a mentor/contact rather than a succubus queen.
As a reminder, in case I accidently make Amanda call Sara Brooklyn, that is a spelling error. Amanda should call Brooklyn Sara, as Amanda doesn't know that Sara is Brooklyn
>>24522593"They really are cute pajamas. Sorry about waking you up.Miyu, meet Amanda, she's a very smart girl, I think you'll like her. Amanda, meet Miyu. You know her name and I'll tell you she's a Succubus, a very powerful one at that, you should be able to work out who she is from the lessons I have already given you. This is just a communication by the way, not a summoning.Miyu, I have some information for you and the others and some questions to ask."Start relaying everything about the bunker that we know, everything we know about the giant robot, everything on that sort of thing, tell her about the current state of the town and ask for her opinion on what the Pride Demon's next step will be given what they know. Tell her about Mina's arm and that it not healing, the steps we're taking to fix it and if she has any suggestions for helping that.
>>24522593"This is Miyu. She knows a lot about old world tech. She probably invented most of it.Miyu would an intact Poseidon wake you up?"
Brooklyn technically does not know much more than there was a bunker (that was Ada and she is technically has not told us that yet). Also keep in mind we technically told Amanda that we did not know exactly why Langley freaked out which is sort of true because of information gap. I am just letting you guys know. Standact what exactly do we know.
>>24522733Really i think name is enough and that she is sort of a mentor. We really should not reveal more than that as it would get dangerous.
>>24522808I think Amanda already assumes we were the one that killed Langy, since she knows we control darkness, and a being of pure darkness publicly ripped him apart. Her question was more about Langy's lack of care for all the collateral damage.
>>24522910I agree, its not that I don't trust her, its that I don't trust her nonexistent mental defenses
We could always tell her that she is someone who she will learn more of when the preparations for her transformation are finished...
[1/3]“Miyu, meet Amanda, she's a very smart girl, I think you'll like her.” you say looking at Miyu and gesturing a hand towards Amanda. “I’ll reserve my own judgement.” Miyu bluntly states as she reaches a hand out, digitizing her glasses in thin air then putting them on her face.“Amanda, meet Miyu. You know her name and I'll tell you she's a Succubus, a very powerful one at that, you should be able to work out who she is from the lessons I have already given you. This is just a communication by the way, not a summoning.” you tell her. “She probably invented nearly all of the tech from the Old World herself.” “...Wait. Are you actually a Demon Duke!?” Amanda says gasping in amazement. “I may be a powerful demon, but I am a scientist first and foremost.” Miyu replies after a yawn. “As for inventing all of the Old world technology... Probably true for the biomedical field. I will admit that the original concept of the vector trap quantum tunnel storage system was originally made by someone other than me.”“Miyu, I have some information for you and the others and some questions to ask." you tell her. “Shoot.” she bluntly replies. “Long story short, the former Lord of this castle just had a rampage through the town in a giant robot earlier this morning.” you tell her. “Master Sebastien said it was a Poseidon.” Erika says. “Ah yes, the ABU-04-UAM. Those things were quite popular in Naval battles before we left.” Miyu says. “Sebastien said that entire herds of them used to roam back during the days out the Scouring.” you tell Miyu.“Herds of those things!?” Amanda and Erika gasp in amazement.
[2/3]Miyu simply gives a nod. “It wasn’t only the humans that used those things, but we did aswell. The movement options it had in addition to their weaponry made them quite valuable on the field so long as the Envy demons didn’t screw around with their programming. It’s not that hard to imagine that any military factory near the water would be cranking those things out nonstop.”“The issue is though that we still have the wreckage of the robot. I was wondering if it’d be possible to repair and use such a thing?” you ask Miyu.“...Difficult. It’d probably take some effort. You’re going to want some Sloth Demons, Miyians, or Grease Monkeys to help you out with the repairs.” Miyu said. “The real problem is going to be not only the supplies needed, but also tricking the Pride Demon investigators that you are indeed dismantling it. Articus probably doesn’t want anything like a Poseidon in his backyard. He probably only allowed Langy to keep it to avoid stationing any of his own guard there.”“...So Fort Hope will be getting a Pride Demon Knight as the city guard?” Erika asks.Miyu shrugs. “Most likely not, but that’s the sort of thing you’d want to ask Janine orJanette.”“The town was heavily damaged during Langy’s rampage though...” Erika says with some regret.“Is the bastard dead?” Miyu asks.“Quite.” you reply.“Good. Repressing technology is one thing, but misusing it for your own gains while being ignorant of your surroundings is just as bad.” Miyu replies.“Lady Miyu, I also had a question to ask given that you’re a biomedical savant. My friend, Mina, had her... arm vaporized when she was trying to help me during the battle. I took her to a doctor, but the doctor said that even though she’s a demon she most likely won’t regenerate her arm.” you tell her.
[3/3]“Yea, when we used UAM’s to hold back the Pride Demons we often used, ‘dirty’ plasma beams on them. These beams are able to interfere with the aetheric mesh the body is composed of, giving it a slight scramble. The end result is the body cannot deliver the Krontic aether particles to the sight of the wound or circulate at all through the phantom limb, which halts the ruactyes from fusing with them.” Miyu says.All three of you just stare at Miyu in pure and utter confusion.“In laymen’s terms it retards the regeneration rate of stronger demons or, in the case of demons with the power of you or Mina, stops the regeneration from happening at all.” Miyu says. “This only stops the natural regeneration rate though. Some external prompting should let the wound recover rather easily, as the goal of the dirty plasma beam was just a quick and easy adjustment to force the Pride Demons to commit more resources to their wounded. Why did Miyu tell the doctor what she is though?” “The doctor found out by himself.” you tell Miyu. “What!?” Miyu says instantly snapping awake fully. “Yea. He said when treating the wound he was able to notice that the muscle was abnormal.” you tell her. Miyu’s face looks stunned for a moment before she seems like she’s staring off in space. “...OK if that doctor can determine such a thing from burnt muscle tissue then he’s more than qualified as a doctor. Not even I was that good back in my mortal days.” “He said he wanted to try and make a healing alchemical potion for her.” you tell Miyu. “Let him. He sounds as if he knows exactly what he’s doing.” Miyu replies. You look over to Amanda, who’s currently giving a look as if she’s sizing up Miyu. If anything you’re probably guessing that she’ll ask Miyu questions once you’re done with your own.
>>24523575There was one other reason why I called you specifically. Amanda here has expressed interest in becoming a succubus herself, and a Miyan at that. I thought it would be a good idea for her to meet you before the final decision.
>>24523575"Are you using Grease Monkey to refer to skilled mechanics or is there some Aetherically Enlightened being called that? If they are an Enlightened thing some info on them would be appreciated.I'll trust the Doctor on what he's doing, but if that doesn't work or if he doesn't have the resources available do you have any suggestions on what to do to fix that sort of thing?Given that Langy had a place to store it and this used to be a military base I'll probably have a pile of other old world tech to ask you about soon, just a heads up.Also, Amanda has expressed interest in becoming a Succubus of the Miyian Clan, I figured you would be the best source for any questions she had about that and example of what they are capable of."
[1/2]"Are you using Grease Monkey to refer to skilled mechanics or is there some Aetherically Enlightened being called that?” you ask. “They’re a form of Sloth demon. While they often lack the creative ‘spark’ that we Miyians and Sloth Demons have, they are still capable of repairing our inventions and even assist where need be.” Miyu says. “They are very good at restoring anything. Be it damaged computer code to a damaged work of art.” “Interesting, I’ll keep those in mind. But for the Doctor, I'll trust the Doctor on what he's doing, but if that doesn't work or if he doesn't have the resources available do you have any suggestions on what to do to fix that sort of thing?” you ask. “Praying. You’re going to need to find someone capable of sufficiently advanced healing in that case.” Miyu replies. “Magic or elixer, doesn’t matter. Mina is going to need one or the other to heal himself.”“Lastly, Amanda has expressed interest in becoming a Succubus of the Miyian Clan, I figured you would be the best source for any questions she had about that and example of what they are capable of." you tell Miyu“Yea I suppose that’s fair.” Miyu replies looking over to Amanda. “What questions in particular do you have?”
[2/2]What follows is a rather lengthy conversion between Amanda and Miyu about the capabilities of the Miyians. In how their various schools superscience function and their roles, how Miyians ‘wonders’ (AKA: Inventions) work, and the capabilities of the Miyians themselves. Amanda seems a bit sour when she hears that Miyians cannot cast magic akin to what she heard in reports, but listens more carefully when she notes that Miyu says they can use their superscience to make potentially bigger effects than the magical controls much sooner than Greed demons or Okarians, and other things far more dangerous than the Poseidon. Also Miyu seems to add/brag that she had made a formula to turn people into a shadow beam akin to the Darkness Control ‘Shadow form’.She does go on to warn some of the faults about the clan though. For one it often takes Miyians some effort to communicate their ideas to others, which can often frustrate them. Indeed one problem with Miyian and Greed Demon thinking in that it may blend superscience and normal science together in their mind, in which Miyians often have trouble talking about even normal science without their superscience beliefs coming through, which often makes people they are either mad or insane. Another thing she warns about is that superscience wonders often have faults. Faults can be hammered out of machines, but it is very difficult for many Miyians, who just build the invention and give it testing after to determine any faults it may have. Even Miyu herself has some problems making wonders with absolutely no faults in them, and it was only after literal years of development, trail, and error that she was able to make the weapons she originally showed you nearly fault free or with faults so minor that they’d rarely come up.(Anything else you wish to ask Miyu?)
>>24524094Once Miyu and Amanda are done talking ask Miyu for her opinion on Amanda.Other than that I can't think of any questions I want to ask.
>>24524094Hmmm. Our magic lessons aren't going to do Amanda a whole lot of good if she decides to become a Miyian, but on the other hand she'll be sitting directly on top of a well-preserved Old World bunker full of tech and (through us) someone who can teach what to do with it.
"Marks out of 10?">>24524187she should still be capable of using ritual magic though. so not all is lost. though I thought our main topic of teaching was aetheric theory and demonology...
>>24524187all the magic we are teaching her are rituals. she can still use those as a miyian. also they still have magic but limited i thought.
>>24524247>>24524209I do have one question in that regard. Do they (Miyians) need a spark like Ayarians for the rituals? Don't recall this be asked but if it has been just point me to it.
>>24524316from what I have gathered, Rituals work by applying aether to the 'magic circle'. For mortals, this is either though sacrifice or blood offering, which channels the aether into the ritual. Any enlightened or magic capable species can use their own internal aether reserves in place of the blood offering/sacrifice.Just like any succubus can drain aether, they have the capacity to apply it to ritual magic.In the case of Miyians, their aether can be readily shifted into electricity, allowing them to act as batteries for their inventions/equipment...Sandact, you may wish to correct me where I am wrong, as I fear part of this is merely my speculation though personal bias clouds my vision on the matter...
“So what do you think of Miyians now?” you ask Amanda. “Hm... The lack of magic concerned me at first, but it seems as if the superscience aspects of it make up for it.” Amanda says. “Still, the biggest issue seems to be that Miyians have trouble reacting to sudden surprises.” “Yea that is the biggest problem. Our wonders often pack more power and efficiency compared to spells. Diversity too is within our reach, but if we do not have time to prepare then we often have trouble on our hands. Still, I do not think it’s that big of a con. The Okarians seem to have a better deal with their magic, only then you realize that their physical prowess is subpar and that our wonders are usually far more efficient.” “The pen is mightier than the sword they say.” Amanda replies. “But it helps.” Miyu replies. “But what of my own skills? If I become a Miyian, I am not the most scientifically minded person in the world.” Amanda states. “Some mathematics, but that is it.” “It won’t matter. You’ll learn quick enough, believe me.” Miyu says. “And look on the bright side! With the Poseidon wreck you should be able to study it all you want!” you say. “Hm... That would probably help with my studies yes.” Amanda says. “Hands on training is always amongst the best.” Miyu states. (Anything else before you dismiss Miyu? Should Brooklyn go to bed with Amanda and Erika in a form of slumber party, just with Amanda/Erika, or by herself? Or something else?)
>>24524429I can't think of any other questions. Let Miyu go back to bed, after she goes ask Amanda if she worked out who she was.And I advocate Slumber Party, preferably with piles of cuddling and sleeping with our wings out for the night if we know we'll have enough privacy.
>>24524412Miyians cannot use magic, even ritual magic. What Oksana did for Janine was begin the spark of the ritual spell, in where all Janine had left to do was chant the ritual and force aether into the spark to turn Erika. This bypassed the limitation that Janine had.Miyu needs to have something similar done. Kinda like drag racing in the way Oksana is the pit crew and people who maintain the racer, so that all Miyu/Janine needs to do is step on the accelerator.Superscience tends to make up for lack of most ritual magic. If turned, then Amanda could do the same. Someone making the spark of a ritual spell while she just pours in aether.
>>24524473That's what I thought ... really like to have someone in Fort Hope outside of Brooklyn for rituals ...
>>24524429Image is the only option.>>24524473ah. my apologies then. Thanks for clearing that up.
Erika probably doesn't know that we've been sleeping with Amanda, does she? While I would vote slumber party, I'm not sure Erika likes girls like Amanda seems to. That and her head is still tender.
>>24524507No Erika is not that open to girls, it was said when Mina offered to 'train' her not to drain anything.
>>24524669aaw. Oh well, maybe she opens up a little more when she get's more used to the succubus thing.
>>24524669Poor girl. She's going to have to do something with SOMEONE if she doesn't want to hurt David. She'll have to tell him she's a succubus eventually, though. Maybe if we explain it to him and she gets his permission, she won't feel so guilty.
>>24524704yeah she needs training or she has a good chance to kill someone she holds dear. she does not have to train now but it will be far less emotionally scarring than killing someone you love by accident.
>>24524741Have Brooklyn talked to her about it, or was it just Mina? If not, we should do so. Probably sometime when she don't have a splitting headache.
>>24524790Yeah should bring it up. This is driven by the concern for her and David's well being.
>>24524507Slumber party =! sex party
>>24524825I don't have keen insight in the feminine mind, or into the masculine mind for that matter, but wouldn't it be more approperiate to wait for a less grave occasion with the slumber part? People are trying to recover from tge shock of Langy's rampage. It might not be the best occasion.Also, If we are going to have slumber party, we should invite the rest of our friends to.
[1/2] “Thanks for your advice Miyu. You can head back to bed now.” you tell her. “And so continues by 72 hour long nap.” Miyu says as her image flickers then fades away. You yawn shortly after Miyu disappears. “Miss Miyu probably had the right idea, I’m rather tired myself...” “Yes I think it is about time for all of us to retire for the night. Come, let’s all retire to my room. I believe my bed is ample large enough for us all.” “Oh yes! Great idea!” you reply. “...Or would you mind Erika?” “I don’t mind. Still some head pains, but nothing a cold glass of water cannot fix.” Erika replies. “Then let us be off to bed then.” Amanda says holding open the door for both you and Erika. Amanda bed is indeed big enough for all of you at once to sleep in, probably enough for Mina, the noble twins, and Leona to boot. With Amanda’s warm sheets, fluffy pillows and comfortable mattress, it doesn’t take that long at all for you to fall asleep. ******
[2/2] You begin to toss and turn in the midst of your sleep, the comfortably soft bed and warm sheets not absent. As you slowly begin to wake up, your eyes adjust to what appears to be a cobblestone room with a single lantern in the corner the room on top of a table. “...The fuck?” you mutter as you grab the lantern from off the table. The floor beneath your bare feet is nearly as cold as ice and a bit damp. You walk over to the door the room, giving it a big push as it slowly creeks open. You cannot see anything in the darkness at first, either your darkvision is gone or isn’t working. What you do see when the lanturn light catches up nearly makes you gag. Bits and pieces of bodies ripped open and tossed about down the hallway. Some of the bodies appear to be in identifiable chunks of meat while others appear to be chopped clean in half. One body propped up against the wall is missing its head entirely. You cover your own mouth to avoid screaming at the horrific sight in front of you, vision going blurry due the fear inside of you. You turn around to go back into the chemical room, eager to escape this horrific sight. But when you turn around you can only see a wall standing where the door once was. You’re now dropped in the hallway full of bloody and beaten bodies. SSSRRRCCCCTTT SPLUQT You turn your head down the dark hallway to the right, hearing what appears to be the sound of something metallic grinding against stone before impacting flesh.
>>24525014First, see if we can pull off any sort of magic in this dreamy thingy.Then slowly and cautiously head down the hallway.
>>24525014...Welp. If we need a course of action, running is a good start.One of two things come to my mind. One: it would seem like we're back in Brooklyn's old body. Through some magic connection or something. Two: It's all dream ...We should really tell Brodin about where Brooklyn's body is/was and have him send someone to burn it.
>>24525065No darkvision suggests that no.I think its just a nightmare
Is this a nightmare about what we did to the mercs in the hallway?
>>24525105Suspecting beheaded corps is blizzaro. Any way cautiously move down the hallway
archive diver here.just saying this quest is awesome.and sand you should feel awesome.
>>24525098I agree that it's unlikely that it'll do anything, but I would hate to find out that we could actually throw magic around if we tried.
First thing you do is look down to see if you’re in your old body. Judging by your cleavage crack the answer is no. Second thing you do is open up your hand to see if you can use any magic. A dark flame comes up and burns around it before a bright light a second later. You still have your magical abilities it looks like. You suspect that if anything, the reason why you cannot see anything down the hallway is because the darkness is also magically created. Secondly, it appears that you have your axe at your side too. You swallow your breath before continuing down the hallway. Making a small wince as your feet get sticky and wet from the blood soaked floors below. You continue to walk down the hallway, eventually taking a right. The sound of metal hitting flesh being heard over and over again. You slowly open the door, peering around it in order to see what is on the other side of it. On the other side you can see a figure, shrouded in darkness similar to your darkness form, but instead it has bright red lines that seem to highlight it’s body and weapon, which appears to be a fairly long black iron staff with an axe head on the end, currently dripping blood onto the floor. It too seems to have one thick energy line spiralling down the weapon. You hold your breath as you watch this sight in front of you, daring not even to breath during it. But it seems your efforts are in vain. The figure seems to slowly turns its head towards you. Only the faintest of outlines on it’s head area which is void of all features, expect for one. Several red outlines around eye level that seem to converge into a single unblinking red eye, which is currently gazing right at your quivering body.
And for now I think it's time for me to retire to bed.If the thread is alive tomorrow, I'll update it until it does as per usual
Oh yea, don't forgot to vote what to do next!
>>24525285This guy doesn't seem friendly.Assuming its Darkness form is like ours it's weak to light. So immediately start flinging Lasers and Annihilator Beams downrange. If it tries to close the distance on us tar pit it with Soliograms.
>>24525285my vote is for a nightmare about how we brutally murdered langy
You react without saying a word, pointing your hand at the creature and firing several lasers out of your fingers at it, blowing through the wooden door and heading straight for the creature. The creature suddenly seems to vanish in thin area, a flash of darkness enveloping it before it suddenly vanishes. You realize this trick upon seeing it, that and the addition to suddenly chills crawling up your spine. Turning around you can see the feature now standing in the dark hallway behind you. Not wasting any time, you take your spare hand and fire an annihilator blast down the hallway at the creature. The creature reacts as well, firing another blast of pure darkness that seems to glow in a white light at your annihilator shot. “The hell!?” you gasp as you the creature in front of you using your own trademark spell against you. The shots collide with each other in midair, making a large explosion that fills the hallway. You are forced to shield your face from the explosion as pieces of stone and dust fly in your direction. Through the mist on the other side, you can see the creature heading towards you once again, the axehead slowly begin dragged along the floor as the only sounds in the room as its footsteps and its axe grinding against stone. The pure red unblinking eye staring directly at your soul. (OK, this is the last update)
>>24525770oh, a fight against ourself. I wonder if this is a personification of something?
>>24525770Oh man, this is totally some kind of nega dream-us
>>24525770Why are we fighting ourself when we could be having hot clone sex?
>>24528905because we are feeling guilty about what we did to langy? that or we're secretly yandere and we repressed it for so long it's bitting us in the ass now
>>24525770http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0KGRjTIa7ILet's do this!
>>24525770Maybe fight a little more defensively, and see if there is any way to reason with it or what it's motivations are.I think we can afford that at least, before we nuke it.
>>24528964I just can't help but feel that immediately attacking ourself on sight is not a good thing as far as dream metaphors go. We should be coming to terms with our new demonic side and achieving inner peace through sloppy makeouts.
>>24529141Sloopy makeouts would be the ideal solution, but we should probe the waters first. For example, if we are capable of reasoning with our alter ego it would be a good start, while it would complicate matters slightly if it turns out to be an homocidal maniac devoid of any reason or intellect.
>>24529020I believe that this is a suitable course of action.Let us see what sense we can salvage from this 'vision'.
>>24529020Sounds like a good plan of action.
>>24529020Agreed. Hopefully this isn't just a nightmare we're having and casting real magic in response to. Also, any thoughts on whether shadow porting is safe around this thing? We might need to book it soon.
>>24528905I will revise my supported choice of action if/when our 'clone' puts down the axe and starts talking.
>>24532005Thanks for seeing in the thread that I forgot to put it in there for once in 30 threads buddy!Anywho I'll be doing the update now.
>>24533558Woot Woot! Sandact's back!!!
“S-Say now! You’re like a... Nega me right?” you ask the creature in front of you while slowly backing away into the room you were in. The creature doesn’t give a verbal reply at all. Continuing to stare at you with the red, unblinking eye. The axe at the end of the pole now grinding along the floor so that sparks are coming out from it. “So... Do you have the same hobbies as me? You know... Reading old world stories, seemingly memorizing random bits of demonic history lore without trying, recreational mathematics?” you ask as you slowly continue to make your way back from the creature, summoning up an explosion soligram behind him to try and explode on him. The creature instantly responds, pointing the head of his staff back at the soligram behind him to fire out a laser beam of light, the soligram instantly exploding behind him, sending body parts soaring through the air, often hitting the creature. “So you can apparently see behind you! That’s cool that’s cool!” you say as you now continue to go back, now generating a thick black wall of darkness between you and the soligram self. The creature is blotted out for only a moment before you can see a glowing white axe beginning to carve through the brick wall as if it were straw, shortly after with darkness tentacles coming in and ripping open a hole large enough for the creature to walk through. You can now notice that the creature has put several light orbs around the room behind him, seemingly placed there to avoid you shadow jumping out of the corner you’re slowly being backed into. ...OK, so it is capable of some for a reason but it still seems that it wants to kill you it seems. ...Wonderful...
I think this means the probability of this ending with them making out is rapidly decreasing.
>>24534213And you find that surprising? Interesting.
>>24534161Well, if the floor's still sticky with blood we could try freezing it in place with water control (or just locking down the axe). Just hoping to distract it enough to get a clear shot off, figure since we default to light and darkness something different might confuse it for a bit.
>>24534247It was more making an observation than an exclamation of surprise. Just because we met our 'clone' in less than optimal circumstances doesn't mean it cannot end in a makeout session.
>>24534161Okay, so like us, but with more powerful melee abilities. First, summon some more soligrams to slow it down, Detenate them if he seems to be blocking their attacks.
>>24534161"So... what now?"
>>24534161>light orbsIs there a light version of shadow hopping? If so we really need to diversify our means of escape.
>>24534370We have a book about Space Control.We can learn to teleport anywhere.
>>24534370It totally would not surprise me if we could eventually use light control to turn ourselves into light, and move as fast as that would imply.
>>24534394to be fair, the teleport ability is probably going to be rather costly, so shadow/light hopping would be preferable in CQC or short distances...also, one cannot 'teleport' out of a dream...
>>24534319Fair enough, then again it think this thing is either linked to the king of despair or the Okarina rage trait. Could be many other things, including just a dream, but really didn't expect a make out session from a character introduced holding a blood dripping axe.By the way, any ideas on how to steal the axe? Seems useful in here.
we could use it's own tactic against itself light orbs prevent shadow hopping the same thing it used to dodge our light attack. when it is near no shadow hit it with a light attack. risky but could work.If we want to try to counter the light it uses we also have light control. or change the light it generated into our light beam would be funny to hit it with it's own power.
>>24534450I prefer to hold an optimistic look on life. Wouldn't it be better to remove the axe from the equation, as it is probably more proficient in close quarters than we are. If we have enough time, what about throwing a large amount of soligrams at it at once, and while it's distracted from that, blow it up with something aproperiate?Alternatively, just leg it. That usually works.
>>24534434Was thinking it'd probably be more like "you jump into a nearby light source and emerge from another within view of the first." that way we might stand a chance of learning it before we get light control to Great!And to >>24534394, I know it's already been said but my assumption is that true teleportation is going to cost a lot more mana and possibly require a few seconds to set up for short hops. Could easily be wrong there though.
>>24534543As a life long pessimist I can only respond with envy toward that attitude.Hey, I've been voting to leg it this whole time, looks like we're cornered though. I too would be interested to see who would win a battle of light reflection, but honestly my money's on the other guy since our heart doesn't seem to be in this fight.
“Ha!” you say pointing at the creature. “You’ve activated my trap!” Upon saying this, you begin to use the orbs scattered around the room as a source to fire your own laser blasts from. Your evil clone tries to dodge some, but you can notice that a shell of pure darkness around it seems to be absorbing the brunt of your laser damage. It is then you activate your explosive soligrams that fill the area around the creature, rushing towards him from all directions while he is in the middle of a midair dodge. Within the blink of an eye, you can see the room engulfed in several explosions that rock it as your suicide bombers impact the creature. “HA!” you gloat to yourself. But the victory is short lived, as you can see the creature standing in the middle of the explosion radius, unable to tell if it’s injured or not due to that darkness cloak it has on. As if mimicking you, the creature points a finger at your direction. Looking around where you are, you can suddenly see about eight soligram clones running to your location, their axes held high above their heads. If your trick is any indication, these guys are going to be explosive as well.
>>24534759What was the limitations of shadow jumping? Did we have to actually see the area we are jumping to?If not, or if the last series of explosions cleared enough area to shadow step through, do so.Could we set off a chain reaction by making one soligram explode, setting of the next one, from this theoretical area we shadow step to?
>>24534759>>24534759Grab them with tentacles and either pop them away from us or throw them somewhere away from us. And can we try not attacking it after this?
>>24534759Use darkness control to smother the light orbs and shadow jump the hell out of there.
>>24534830Wait, doesn't the equation go "light magic + dark magic = boom"? Thought the annihilation beam was unique because the opposing magics did not annihilate each other instantly (only on contact).
>>24534759Hiding inside it's shadow would be mildly humorous, but sadly too shortsighted to be a viable tactic.>>24534630I usually think of myself as an realist, with the belief that everything will end up all right in the end. It haven't royally fucked me over yet.
>>24534759use light magic to create a dome around us they should explode by hitting it...I hope
>>24534830Nope, still attacking.
>>24535049Why? This thing has been reacting to us only so far. Lets not attack it and see what the fuck it does. If it attacks us so be it we fight but god damn didn't even give it a chance to do anything before we just start blasting it.
>>24535011Probably better to use darkness for that. Light magic seems to be mostly illusions, with the honorary exception of soligrams.>>24535011We tried to reason with it, but it does not appear to respond to it. Fighting it until we find an opertunity to leg it seems like the most optimal choice for now. We should probably tro to not expand too much aether doing this, though. After all, we don't know how much more Aether than us it have.
A theory based on >>24534450.Lets say that this 'nega-us' is the manifestation of our hatred and pure combat ability, The only way to truely defeat it would be to 'embrace' it.To this end, one of two methods may work. 1. POWER OF FRIENDSHIP!!! hug it better.or 2. take the axe. either remove it from the nega-us or take the hit from it.This is just food for thought, not a suggested action...
>>24535074Because its trying to close distance with us while cutting off our avenues of escape and has continued its silent, aggressive behavior despite out attempts to verbally engage it? Just saying that I don't think it's particularly interested in talking, though you're right that it might have some mimicking based powers.
>>24535137>Because its trying to close distance with us while cutting off our avenues of escape and has continued its silent, aggressive behavior despite out attempts to verbally engage it?>You hold your breath as you watch this sight in front of you, daring not even to breath during it. But it seems your efforts are in vain. The figure seems to slowly turns its head towards you. Only the faintest of outlines on it’s head area which is void of all features, expect for one. Several red outlines around eye level that seem to converge into a single unblinking red eye, which is currently gazing right at your quivering body.Yeah that was real threatening there. Right after that we started to attack it. It had done nothing but look at us and we start hitting it with a lasers. Like I said it's been reacting to us. Aggression for aggression.
>>24535074>only been reacting to usHmm, wonder if the room full of dismembered bodies we got trapped in can tell us anything about how it reacts to people?
>>24535206And those bodies could very well be everyone we've killed so far. We didn't take a good look at any of them.
>>24535206I think this is the castle hallway where we shredded up those guards
>>24535107What you say are interesting, and it makes a certain kind of sense, but far too risky for my tastes. It would be placing all our eggs in one basket, then dropping it off a cliff.>>24535194To be fair, slowly approaching us while cutting off our way of escape is pretty damn threatening, if you think of the circumstances. I'm not saying I disagree with you, but it would take a very special mind to not regard this as threatening behavior.
You immediately respond in order to protect yourself by taking your axe and slamming the pommel into the ground, causing a wicked array of spikes to burst up around you made from out of darkness. The soligrams do indeed explode all around you, making an explosion with such force that it throws you off into the corner of the room, hitting your entire back and head against the wall. You feel a small jolt of pain go down your spine and head before you slowly begin to slump back towards the ground. You grit your teeth as you slowly begin to stand back up, but you don’t have a lot of luxury to do anything else than barely roll out of the way in time for it to swing it’s axe done over its head at you, the shadow axe easily cleaving through the wall that was just behind you. You try to make another move to escape, but you can feel something around your ankle. Looking down, you can see that your foot is currently engulfed by a darkness tentacle. Glancing back up, you can see the figure standing above you once more. The hellish red eye staring deep within your soul while the black flames continue to lick around its body. ...Well... You now know how those mortals you used your darkness form in front of you felt. You can see the creature in front of you begin to grab its axe in both hands now, slowly raising it above his head to bring it down on you.
>>24535194Hey, it knows how people react to that appearance (unless it's a sheltered artificial construct or something). I'm more commenting on the fact that it's made no attempt to communicate.
>>24535232It's a possibility. It would also make sense that it is a manifestation of Brooklyns repressed fear of becoming a monster...>>24535283Oh dear. I suppose there isn't time for any last words?
>>24535283Combat roll out of the way.
>>24535283Well, if it's in darkness form it's more susceptible to light attacks than usual. Point blank shots seem to be in order. That or a hasty retreat.
>>24535283"Fine.">>24535325I don't think we'll be rolling anywhere with a tentacle around our foot/leg.
>>24535283quickly tackle hug it! nothing could ever go wrong! when we're out of this dream we'll need some *serious* post stress disorder counseling from seabass, since he must have seen some shit back in his days
>>24535325We are entangled...
>>24535283use a light orb to try to get a look at its face
>>24535283Use Suggestion to make us seem like we aren't a target?
>>24535361Well, roll sideways and we'll move in a circle if it's holding us.
>>24535367Hugging it seems to be slightly out of character, but I'm interested to see if it will actually deliver the finnishing blow. If it truly is a manifestation of Brookly, I'm not sure it really would strike down someone helpless....Oh, right. I guess Langy counts for that one. >>24535283"Are you sure this is what you want?"
>>24535367>disorder counseling from seabassHe told us to drink more if I recall right. That and you just get used to it to some degree.
>>24535283How long would a Final Buster Spark take us to warm up?
>>24535431It isn't holding us. A tentacle of darkness has sprouted from the floor and rapped itself around our ankle.
>>24535476A few seconds at least.
>>24535367Is it in hugging reach? It sounded like its axe was longer than arms reach from us and we can't exactly jump at it...
“...Are you sure this is what you want?” you ask it. It only gives a small nod of his head before it finally brings its axe down upon you, a hellish degree of cold with blinding pain before the sharp numbness falls over your entire body. ****** “AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!” you scream as you wake up from your nightmare drenched in a cold sweat. “W-What!?” Amanda and Erika gasp as they stumble about in the bedroom. “L-Lady Sara! What’s wrong!?” Amanda asks you as you can feel her gentle, reassuring grip on your shoulders. “Your mind’s racing at a mile a minute and it looks like you’ve seen a ghost!” Erika says. “Did you have a nightmare Lady Sara?”
>>24535647And we have established communication. That could have gone better.
>>24535448If its truly a figment of our subconscious, couldn't we mind magic ourself into it being non hostile? This could have been the make out route, anon!
>>24535647"Something like that."Lets not worry them about it.
>>24535647"Free lesson for the two of you."Your mind is your worst enemy ..."Amanda, where is your bathroom at?"I'm thinking we should take a look at mirror and just see how shitty we look right now.
>>24535647Check to make sure it was just a dream, and by that I mean go take a cold shower after reassuring our students.
>>24535647"yes, I did and it was not pleasant not that nightmares are ever pleasant.I..I need to wash my face with cold water could you point me to the nearest bathroom please?"
>>24535681Truly, we have failed in our mission. We should all commit honorable seppuku.>>24535647"It looks like the last few weeks have caught up to me. I think I need someone to talk to...."I'm not a physicist, and is probably the last person on earth anyone should come to for advice on mental issues, but right now it's probably a good idea to talk about all the stuff that have happened to us the last weeks.
>>24535807Hmm, Oksana is probably our best bet for someone useful to talk to, though hopefully she won't take it as us whining. Probably shouldn't say "I think I need someone to talk to..." in front of two women we really don't want to have that conversation with...
>>24535923This if we absolutely need to have to have a heart to heart lets either talk to Mina or Oksana
>>24535923Why don't we want to have that conversation with them? It sounds like a reasonable thing to have a few kinks that need working through after the last weeks, and I think it's slightly too late to act like nothing is wrong after waking up screaming from a nightmare the night after we very publicly murdered someone in blind rage.
>>24536024You don't talk to those younger and inexperience about problems like this. You talk to those that have been through it or have some training to help people through it.
>>24536024Because neither Amanda nor Erika have any experience with what we're going through. I think we probably do need to talk with someone, but that person should be a former human succubus that understands the growing pains (people are suddenly very fragile) that we're going through and has experience being hunted by pride demons. Langy's last words are where our subconscious is headed next so we might as well deal with it before it becomes a problem.
>>24536046>>24536101What you are saying makes sense. If possible, I would like to retract my suggestion in this post:>>24535807
“First lesson to both of you. Your mind is your own worse enemy.” you say. “A nightmare?” Erika asks. “Y-yes. A bad one.” you say running your hands over your face. “A-Amanda. Do you have the location of a bathroom?” “Y-Yes of course Lady Sara.” Amanda says getting up and escorting you out of the room, Erika following shortly behind you. Amanda begins to lead you out of the room, heading into what seems like the Richardson private bathroom. The opulence of the private bathroom puts the private suites down below to shame. A large pure marble tub with large amounts of hot water coming out of of dual lion heads. Complete with several large shell sinks with golden facets. Amanda brings you over to the large mirror in front of the facet. Looking at the mirror, you can see that your entire body is broken out into a cold sweat, your face being outlined with pure fear as it appears to be a ghostly white. Cold sweat seems to be all over your body as you stare into your shakey eyes. “L-Lady Sara? Is everything alright?” Erika says. “Your aura is a bright orange...” “That’s fear right? La
>>24536288Post get cut off?
>>24536366That's what it looks like.
(Oops, last sentence cut off) “That’s fear right? Lady Sara, did you have a bad nightmare?” Amanda asks you with her hands on your shoulders.
>>24536288Smile at Erika, "That's right dear. After effects of the nightmare. Remember, fear ismnothing to be ashamed of, but it is something you must control, not be controlled by." Seems like this isn't a false ending to the dream, time to relax and wash off that sweat.
>>24536409Yeah just a particularly vivid nightmare nothing to worry about
>>24536409"I Fought and got killed by what I think is myself?"Let's just hope this has nothing to do with DESPAIR
>>24536409>>24536412I would also ask for time alone to collect our thoughts honestly feel bad for waking them with this. They should head back to bed.Also, Sand, does Brooklyn have enough willpower to keep Erika out of his mind? Either way we need to rebuild that mental wall back up.
>>24536476That reminds me we should probably train our willpower when we get some free time.
>>24536412This, but add "These have been a trying few days. I am sorry that I woke you."
>>24536521Yeah we really do. Something to get up a bit more before heading off to TO (which ever it is).
>>24536565We could probably turn it into a daily routine like half an hour meditating in the morning or something to that effect.
>>24536604You know what's sad. Amanda has better willpower than us.
>>24536554Sure.>>24536476We probably should talk to them instead of sending them back to bed right away. It will reassure them to see us calm and not...withdrawn? Not distancing ourself from them after being obviously shaken.
>>24536637Honestly. Just asking for time to collect our thoughts, alone, in a bath before saying anything more to them. Nothing wrong with that.
>>24536476He can try to keep her out yes. She wouldn't pry if Brooklyn wanted thoughts to remain his own though.
>>24536691>He can try to keep her out yes>trySo we can't shut her out like Mina then? Wonderful.
>>24536691Bugger, I was hoping Erika would take this opportunity to route around in our head and force us to react to her findings. Ah well, commendable self control and all that.
>>24536715She's a psychic and we aren't. Does this truly surprise you?
>>24536860Mina isn't a psychic yet was still able to keep her out. Erika had to ask Mina to open the door , as it were, to let her speak mentally.
"That's right dear. After effects of the nightmare. Remember, fear is nothing to be ashamed of, but it is something you must control, not be controlled by." you tell the girls. "These have been a trying few days. I am sorry that I woke you." “Lady Sara please! Don’t worry about such things!” Amanda says putting her arm over you. “These have been trying times yes, and a gentle soul like yours would probably take such things to heart.” “Amanda is right Lady Sara. We’ve all seen some terrible things yes, but for the moment you’re with us, your friends. You can relax now please...” Erika says using her psionic power to turn on the cold water tap. “Thank you Erika.” you say as you wash the cold water over your face. “W-was it a particularly bad nightmare?” Erika asks. “Do you wish to talk about it?”
>>24536921"It's kind of you to offer but this isn't burden I wish to place on either of you. Things will sort themselves out in time."
>>24536921"I fought and got killed by what I think is myself? I couldn't be sure since it was cloacked in shadow form but it used the same abilities as I could so..."
>>24536989seconding this motion.
>>24536921"...Have you ever had a dream where you had to face yourself, or what you think is yourself?"
>>24536921"It was a pretty bad one, not that there are ever 'good' nightmares. But I don't want to burden you with my problems on top of any of your own. Suffice it to say I now understand why people are scared when I turn into Darkness and start waving tentacles around.I'll be fine dear, don't worry about me. I'm simply stressed and tired, it'll work itself out soon enough."
>>24536989I agree with this lets not worry them when they likely have their own demons to fight .
>>24536989This is my preference. An enigmatic "fighting monsters while trying not to become one" would work for me, but is probably to foreboding for the girls.Either way, send them to bed and take a cold shower or quick bath before heading back ourself.
>>24536989To tack on to this; "Now go back to bed, both of you. I've worried you and kept you up long enough for one night." I guess <insert smile here> would work after saying that.
>>24536989This. Gently squeeze Amanda's hand, assuming her arm is still wrapped around us.
“It's kind of you to offer but this isn't burden I wish to place on either of you. Things will sort themselves out in time." you tell the girls. “Everyone has their own demons to fight, and I do not wish to burden them with you.” “Please Lady Sara! Do not think of yourself like that!” Amanda says throwing her arms around you, giving you a fairly big hug. “I understand wanting to fight your own fights, but at any time you need aid Lady Sara...” Erika says also giving you a small hug as well. You give a small smile to the both of them. “Thanks you two. I feel better now... Come. Let us head to bed now shall we?” (And that’s the end for that part. Next time we’ll begin off with heading over to see Ada at the castle.)
>>24537261Shucks, I was hoping to finagle a massage out of this mess before everyone went back to sleep. My fault for wanting to see if Amanda stayed up for us after sending the pair back to bed.
>>24537261Thanks for running Sand!
>>24537261any idea when you'll next run?
>>24537261A most excellent session. Though if this is going to happen every time we have a 'Slumber Party', we shan't be having any more in the foreseeable future...
>>24537261Thanks for running man. As >>24537334 asked ETA when you can run again? Or just keep an eye on twit.
Probably on Tuesday I'd imagine.
>>24537305Well you could still vote for it...
>>24537305Well if we want that we should start the massaging ourself, it's only polite. We sit Amanda and Erika in front of us, massage them, we can use tentacles to give us extra massaging arms if we want, and then we can get a massage for ourself.I have no objections to this plan of action whatsoever.
>>24537610I would support this but would prefer that we reversed the order of massaging since we're much more tense than the other two right now. Definitely seconding the use of darkness tentacles/extra arms.
>>24537742I would agree with you, but we have a somewhat mentorish role with these two, so us going first fits that better.And if we go first once they start on us we can just lay there and relax for as long as we want.
>>24537786Fair enough. I'm thinking more slumber party than teacher bunking with students, but you're absolutely right about that paradigm being the basis for our relationships with Erika and Amanda. That said, if they insist on doing us first I think it would npbe nice to let them since they seem to want to help us so much.
>>24537916I agree, if they insist on doing it first let them. If they bring it up they get to do it first.But if we bring it up we should at the very least make a token effort to take care of our dear students before they take care of us.