We are reaching something of a climax here gentlemen! And I have had adequate sleep this previous night!Thus far, his time in Florin has found the family learning more about themselves and what they enjoy other than killing, they've bonded and grown closer as they approach nearly a month of being together..Morgan has found a method of turning the forces of Crimson against themselves, along with a way to secure the young akuma and nurture their growth.There is a tide to turn in this war against God..And you are now standing at the forefront...The Gypsy, Fonso was found to have an accursed and most unusual infusion of dark matter in his very own body, causing a disturbing change that, by Morgan's assessment allowed for the natural control of mana.. A most interesting specimen, alas disputes with the petulant Madeleine and Faefnir caused the man to get away.. Oh, whatever will I do with such a naughty, errant Akuma, hm?Faefnir plans for the funeral with the Noah, Morgan, and Maashiima, the Noah of Pity.First, Faefnir's stats and abilities!>http://pastebin.com/CuLptHELHis naughty family...>http://pastebin.com/1XTzrHiRAnd the Scoundrel's tale so far!>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20Quest>Planning will remain open, The characters that you can ask for details about the funeral and their ideas for it are: Morgan, Maashiima Schwere, Pastor James, and Armbrust.>Address questions to these characters and they will respond in turn with their own thoughts. Unless otherwise specified, all other characters will hear the questions/answer.
You swing back by The Lady's rest, filling the family in on the meeting that you'll be going to with Morgan to make adequate plans for the funeral.Armbrust offers that he should go as he has some possibly new information to bring to the table, and you pick out Schwere as her analytical mind could definitely prove useful in the planning stage..Denis shows you the way around the nightly patrols on the way to the church. Ducking and weaving away from lantern lights. Schwere sticks close to you and Denis the entire time, keeping up exceedingly well. Andrea still requires some guidance here and there, however she follows well all the same.Upon arrival, you notice something... "off " about the church. As though the place is "off limits" or that you'd feel an aversion to entry...Fighting off that strange feeling, you knock at the door, only for it to be quickly opened by the Priest, James, whom looks at you with fear and then suddenly a brilliant smile," So good of you to come Jacob! We have a nightly service just for you and your.. oh.. hmm.. family, right? Come in, come in." He ushers the three of you inside, and there you see Morgan flipping through a book by the altar, and a man in sitting among the pews, seeming to pray.. Only you notice that his hair and skin hold the same color as Morgan's own Noah form... you haven't met this one yet...Morgan looks up from her book, regarding you and your family in something of a greeting.James leans in beside you," Have no fear of raising your voice here. Humans are made to stay away and the church has been soundproofed. The doors are also sealed now unless opened from the inside. Well, let us see if we can't improve upon the Lord's funeral, shall we?"The lot of you sit among the pews. Akuma to the right, Noah to the left. Priest James at the podium.
"Now then! As we are all assembled here, We have a funeral to plan! Many funerals at that!So far as we have shared..The guard will not be directly attending the funeral, It is open to the townspeople. I myself will unfortunately not have a direct hand in it as someone higher up in the church than myself will be taking care of the proceedings... Ah.. to my knowledge it will be a Cardinal of the Black Order.. Which does indeed bode troubling!"You not that the man's enthusiasm for this sort of thing is impressive, if not fanatic..."It will take place along the lakeside... Say, have I missed anything else?"Armbrust raises his hand, is waved up and stands," I am Denis, A guardsman under the town's guard. A member of Faefnir's family. I have found that the Crimson will be the primary guards for the funeral.. and that they will be escorting the lord around the Lake for his lordship's attendance."Denis sits back down and James thanks him for the tidbit," Ah, with this is seems that we could indeed attack earlier than the proceedings. of the funeral..Morgan raises her hand and rises," I'll be ready to deal with the Cardinal's innocence should the need arise, along with Maashima.. We'll have Lisa and Jacqueline patrol the frozen waters of the lake to search for an opportunity.. If not during the escort, then upon the docks for the ceremony. I, myself will blend in among the townsfolk.. Maaashima will do the same.""I can speak for myself," A sad voice whispers out from the Noah as he rises in turn," We will be the knife in the back that they least expect to send them to their early demise... We have no fears of that." He looks to Morgan and once more sits, assuming the pose of prayer.
>Ask about any spells Morgan and her Skulls can prepare."We'd need a proper talisman or focus to prepare a spell in advance. Any other spells of ours will need to be performed on the spot.>How large are the docks? Would it be possible to collapse it, so as to drop everyone standing on it into the water?General knowledge. The docks are rather large, yet not big enough for everyone to stand upon.>When will the people eat? Before, during. or after the ceremony?James," Late Morning, before noon. the ceremony will take place.. Likely they will be eating after".>What time will the funeral be held?Above>We must be careful that the Crimson Cross and the Exorcists have not already made preparations against attacks from the water. The Cardinal may have noticed the amount of disappearances on the lake. Have the Skulls sweep the area for any signs of magic and, if possible, twist it all to our end.Maashima," In all likelihood, they have. it's something that we expect.. We need only beat them at their own plan...>Morgan's magical talentsMorgan," My magical talents are mostly of the offensive sort when it comes to such things.. Sympathy is more Mashima's area of expertise.. As for Magic, it works with Radiant mana that's infused into the very air. It's rare for humans to control it freely, and this is more our domain save for the Church using objects suffused with the mystic power.Mana can be used to alter the status of pre-existing conditions, temper materials, heal, and so on. Magic that dwells in the realm of the mind and ether tend to be governed more closely by Dark Energy given off by dark matter and its opposite, Innocence. Though that does not mean it's exclusive.I'm still tapping into the mysteries of Mana, and why it's here..."
Wait, Akuma quest is tonight? How weird that I wandered to /tg/ at the exact time.Can we ask if anyone knows exactly how strong the Cardinal is? Are we talking about a general level exorcist here?
Previously suggested ideas...>Explode the docks during the funeral with prepared talismans.>Eat Lady Florin's corpse to walk around as a ghost, spook the lord, and win his favor... Or something. > Attacking the crimsons during their transport of the Lord.>Poisoning the drink with Jacqueline's paralytic neuro-toxin.Some things to consider...>Positioning during the funeral... who should be where?-The Guard won't be attending directly, they'll be in the rest of Florin as per Denis's information.-The Townspeople will be invited to come pay their respects freely. It could be all at once, or intermittently during the day... May want to plan for either.-Andrea's bakery will be providing food among many other food establishments, so you have access to some of what goes into the funeral..>Reading through Archive for more that stand out..>>26260903>Can we ask if anyone knows exactly how strong the Cardinal is? Are we talking about a general level exorcist here?"How strong is a Cardinal? What is the difference from a regular exorcist?"Pastor James responds," A Cardinal is a leader of exorcists. They walk alone with innocence that has become masterless in search of a new person to take charge of it. Of late, few have had to carry any innocence.. They are quite powerful men and women that have masteredtheir blasted weapon and then some.. However surely with two of the most Noble Noahs present, he shouldn't be anything to worry about!"The Noah are silent on that matter..
>>26261000Fuck. A general.We have to play this very carefully.If there is any trick to weaken him we should absolutly try it. Nothing is too low or sneaky against a general.
Hmmm, perhaps I should have updated my twitter a bit more promptly on when I was to run..A pity.No matter, I shall wait. Sketching out a little map for your battle plan!
>>26261000Hmm, perhaps we could shake things up by forcing the lord to postpone the funeral.We've got heat magic why not follow the lord around and have him pass out from a heat stroke?
>>26261000OKAY. I HAVE A COMPILED PLAN.In the crowd we will have 3 teams. Team A will consist of Klaire and the kids, they will be in the back of the crowd. Team B will consist of Maddie, Amanda and Edward, they will be in the middle of the crowd. And Team C will consist of Us, Schwere, the Noah, and the Skulls. In the lake, we will have Jacqueline and Lisa waiting to strike. they should look out for talismans in the water. If i remember correctly, there is a forest by the lake. Armburst will be their, standing up high in the trees with a good view, but one that doesn't put him in the open.next, comes the actual plan, so give me a minute.
So, how could we attack a general? We could try poisonning him, but I doubt it would do much good. We could try to trick him into doing something that innocence finds repulsive, like killing innocent humans. That may lower his synchronisation rate and weaken him.We could also hope that the cardinal is really rusty from not fighting Akumas in a while.Otherwise, we will need good planning and a success on out roll to even survive this. We'll probably need a crit to defeat him and multiple crits to actually kill him.Say, what are the powers of the Noah of pity exactly?
>>26261194okay, so i realized after last time, that we have a plan mostly figured out, but we forgot one thing: A signal to start the plan. So, my idea is that, halfway through the ceremony, our signal will be us lighting the Lord's wife's body on fire with the help of our heat magic. when Armburst sees that, he will fire his bolts covered in Jacquelines venom at the mages (hopefully they wear distinctive clothing that seperates them from the rest.) after he does that, Teams A and B transform and start killing people in the crowd, but letting a few people go, especially children, so that we can hunt them down later in human form and "comfort" them. as they do that, Schwere and us will transform enough so that we can hinder the movements of the Crimson with a combo of gravity and heat magic. Then Lisa and Jacqueline can burst out from under the docks and take care of them. after they get finished off, we go in to take care of the Cardinal, hopefully with a little Noah support.and as for how we get the mages out of the way so that they aren't killed, I have a plan for that, but we will need to ask a... "mad" favor, if you get my drift.
>>26261194Speak of the devil (s), that raises an important question: how many skulls do we have? I was certain it was just the one Morgan considered a failure.
>>262613312. we gathered them from people who didn't know they we apostates.
>>26261206>Say, what are the powers of the Noah of pity exactly?Maashiima: "Ah, glad to hear you take an interest in me. My Memory is the Pity... Looking at another being, seeing them worse off than you, and loving them for it.. My power is the same. For every person that suffers, my inner Noah stirs, and I grow the more powerful from it. I am aiding this endeavor as there are like to be many people that I may... "Pity."The other Noah refer to my power as "The Irony of God."Likewise, Morgan's ability is.. well.."Morgan takes over at that point," Aside from using this.. magic. My power is known as "The Forbidden Knowledge." I forget nothing, and dissect the truth of things with natural ease, even so far as to bend the established rules of reality established by God to achieve my own ends... Though Mana tends to make that sort of thing less relevant.">>26261331We currently have three skulls at our disposal.
Also, to make sure that Amanda will not start early, we will Command her to listen to what Maddie says before the funeral.also, we still have one more complete day before the funeral. we should head to Amanda's shop early and start making the food and such. and prepare some black bread, because Alice said she would be back. and we have a favor we need to ask of her.
>>26261343Interesting. Could we order Klaire and the kids to not kill the guest outright but to instead viciously wound them so that they suffer for a while before death?This would power up the pity of Noah.
>>26261387you mean the guests that we don't intentionally let go? like children. lots of children. It's not because I have a soft spot for children, it's just that they are so easy to convince.
>>26261410I cannot imagine the resulting pity from a parent trying to recomfort his kid while they are both dying.We could also try to use guests, especially children, like human shields against the general.
>>26261000Oh, so Cardinals are the Generals here. It's a good thing that we got out of Ruinebriar when we did.>>26261343So that's what sympathy magic is, huh.
>>26261295>SchwereThe Mages, unlike their more fantastical cousins wear the full armor of the Crimson order with a rose cross emblazoned on the chest plate. It marks one of the order that can either use mana naturally or is at least skilled in the use of mana infused foci/talismans. You see a lot of talismans because it's easier to store mana and activate it later than it is to gather it on the spot.If you'd like, I could look into my hosts' memories and fabricate the Crimson's Incendiary Explosive talisman that we've seen so much of... Honestly, it's the easiest one to make.. and set off..>Morgan"You shouldn't be able to do something like that.. How much have you learned from your host?">Schwere stares at Morgan blankly before curling her lips into a smile. "There's a lot that we shouldn't be able to do, isn't there?"The Noah don't seem too pleased at that..
>>26261410Amped up Maashiima vs a bunch of akuma candidates... tough call.
>>26261295While the Duke previously mentioned that Alice wouldn't be taking part in the plan, our recent interaction with her may have....made her more....favorable to ask help from.
>>26261453>Maashiima"Sympathy magic is different.I only spoke of my power as the Pity. Woven, my magic allows intensifying of emotions or a separation of them.. That is, fof the connections between people. I could, for instance, weave a spell that makes a member of the Crimson not care if a comrade falls before him.. however they have a tendency to bear mana-rich armor.. it severely dampens such an effect... Pity, isn't it?" He smiles..
>>26261459We should also assume that the Crimson have got talismans set up.Can Scwhere create barrier talismans? And can her level 2 ability differentiate what objects to attract? I'm thinking that we also set up some barrier talismans. The barrier talismans could be used to trap the Crimson, but it can also be used to protect one of us in a pinch. All Schwere would have to do would be to use her level 2 ability to bring the talismans quickly to wherever they're needed.
>>26261459"Now now, ladies, we can worry about the details of how we can remember our host's lifes after the funeral. for now, we need to come up with a definite plan.">>26261488come on, we can spare a few children. I'm not say spare ALL of them. just a good amount.
>>26261495which is why I said "Ask her for a small favor" I don't fully expect her to grant us it. we'll have to word it in a way. Maybe suggest that she can play with them in her wonderland. and maybe ask that she try not to break them beyond repair.
Alright. Give me one final draft for the plan. It'll be enacted. You'll have to work around the complications that arise of course.How will this Funeral go gentlemen?!
>>26261568I hope this funeral will make a killing.I am sorry for the pun.
>>26261568I'm all for the plan I posted earlier.>>26261194>>26261295
>>26261594Right, it is quite detailed, any revisions?
>>26261535I...I was supporting what you were saying.
>>26261618sorry, my mind went a bit stupid after reguritating the plan out. I would have typed it out earlier, but I was without power.
>>26261601Well, we'll all be carrying bread on our persons, but we can also use Andrea's bakery as a way to smuggle in some close back-up provisions just in case.>>26261594So where do we keep Andrea? Back at the bakery?
>>26261601So we'll be making explosive talismans, right? Can you add in the barrier talismans as well?If I remember correctly, they can take quite the beating. They'll be useful for separating Mages (at least, temporarily) or shielding our own from particularly furious attacks.
>>26261632my plan was to order her to listen to Maddie, and not kill anyone until she said so. that's during the funeral, of course.
>>26261645actually, let's tell them to only make Explosive talismans for now. If we can get Alice in on our plan, we won't need barriers.
>>26261632She is a bit too "fresh out of the oven" to help us in this fight I think.We can keep her at the bakery or have her kill few humans in town while most of the guards and the order are away.
>>26261632also, I don't think we should mix in ANY of our black breads in with the normal ones. we don't want ANY more suspicion on us.
>>26261662Eh, I think the Barriers would be useful as OUR protection.Gotta think up of ways to protect ourselves from whatever traps the Crimson have set up, and Barriers are good for that.
>>26261664I wasn't suggesting having her fight any of the crimson. far from it. We can just have her slaughter civilians to gain more power.
>>26261676Where will we keep the bread? Will they all be out in display? If we can keep some hidden nearby, I think it would be a good idea to do so.
>>26261689we keep our bread in our oven. and it shouldn't be hard for everyone else to keep a few with them at all times.
>>26261601and actually, now that I think of it, I do have a few revisions.
>>26261645>SchwereBarrier Talismans are a bit more difficult, though do-able. It requires the harnessing of Static mana and altering it to resist and "detest" conflict or allow "change" top go through... If it was purely a repelling force, it would burn itself out repelling the wind.. Those are easier and faster to make... it'd be up to you Faefnir...>Morgan"You know, I'm also aware of how mana works. I too can infuse talismans, and quite well at that. I simply haven't had the time to do so. Barriers would be quite simple for me.">Schwere"If they're simple..." She stares at Morgan before turning away. "Nevermind.">Armbrust"Schwere meant no disrespect Morgan, If you would make barrier talismans to counter those that the crimson have in place, we would be grateful.">Maashiima"Indeed you should..."You sense a burgeoning air of tension between your family and the Noah...>Barrier talismans can be made for the funeral, however it will limit the number of Incendiary talismans that can be infused.
>>26261706after the crowd has thinned out after the initial attack, I want Amanda, Edward, and the kids to scatter about the town and hunt for stragglers, people who didn't attend the funeral. don't kill any children.and after the initial barrage, I want Armburst to move towards us to back us up.
>>26261721"Schwere. Please, I brought you because I expected you to act professionally. Behave yourself."and I seriously think we should hold up on the barrier Talismans until AFTER we talk with Alice.
>>26261721Schwere can focus on making the Incendiary talismans. Having Morgan focus on the Barrier talismans would be best. If the Skulls can help her, that's great, but if they can't match her quality, they may as well assist Schwere (one Skull was a former Crimson Cross member, so there's that)It's economics, everyone. Even if one group can make more of two products than another group, if each one specializes in the product they're best able to make and then share, more is made overall.>>26261774Let's not draw attention to Schwere by chastising her. Just move on from this little bump.
>>26261721So Duke, will we be speaking with Morgan after the planning session? I feel like we said we would, after the incident where she tried to fireball Maddie.
>>26261803you can't pamper your children. they will get spoiled. if we don't discipline her now, she will never learn.
>>26261858I'm not saying we don't talk about it afterward. I'm saying we do it after the planning session, in private. We don't wound her pride by chastising her in front of everybody.It's called respect.
"Very well then, it is settled! We have our plan to vanquish the vile, misguided servants of god... My Lord and Lady Noah, my heart beats so strongly with the anticipation of this massacre... This will be the turning point in this holy war... The point at which the heathens of God will tremble before the might of the Noah!" Pastor James raises his arms into the air and bellows out a mad laughter almost as thouhh something is broken in him.Maashiima rises from the pews, you see that he is dressed in a similar priestly robe and carries a small black book. He walks to the pedestal, of which James stands at," Indeed, it will be the most glorious moment for us as we turn this war around and seek out the rest of our family.. It is a shame... that we cannot, nor need to let you live. I am certain that you understand.James double-takes what he just heard, holding his arms up before himself,"M-master Noah, what are you saying? I've been a loyal servant to you and the family.. I.. I have given Lady Morgan a haven for her research, told the doctor of people's confessions... I.. I'm helping you carry out this plan..."Maashiima opens up his bible, glances at it and shuts it with a look of sheer contempt upon his face," It is not my wish to see you die like this my friend.. However it is for all these reasons that we cannot leave you alive after this day."Morgan says nothing, Armbrust's face has turned into an obvious Scowl and Schwere bite at her lip, drawing out her black blood..They don't seem to like this...> Stop him, this is not how you treat allies.> Let it go on, not your place to judge.> Leave now without looking upon it. You'll have to speak with Morgan later.> (Other)
>>26261914hm.... I SAY NOW IS THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR A TEST!
>>26261914>[x] (Other)Why not take the priest's skin as our own?
>>26261914ask if he has a loved one to call we can always have another family member
>>26261971LET US TEST IF A PERSON HAS TO BE IN DESPAIR TO CALL BACK A PERSON.>>26261991THIS GUY GETS IT.
>>26261914>[x] Let it go on, not your place to judge.I don't like it one bit but James is not part of our family and I would rather sacrifice him compared with lowered relationjs with the Noah
>>26261914Why not just make him a skull or an akuma? Surely there is no need to waste resources here.
>>26261914>> Stop him, this is not how you treat allies.then poison the pastor with our oil (just a bit) tell him "if you survive you will be able to use mana, there for useful"
>>26261914Let's interject here."Maashiima, have you heard of the saying 'Haste makes waste'? The pastor may not have lost all his value just yet. He has been loyal to our cause and there is little chance of him betraying us; the Crimson and the Order would never accept one such as he who has consorted with 'devils' and he knows that, whatever temporary safety he can buy with the information he can offer, the punishment we can offer him for such a betrayal would be beyond anything he could image."Or something like that.Also, I'm guessing the reason Armbrust and Schwere are upset is because they can see in James how they would be treated themselves by the Noah.
>>26262012Morgan's tested him, he's not eligible to become a Skull. It requires him to have aptitude to be a sorcerer.>>26262041You don't currently know how to apply an "Akuma Curse" correctly... This could very well be a death-sentence...
>>26262073>>This could very well be a death-sentence...yea that's fine too
>>26262051Augh. Mistakes in that suggestion. Can't be helped, since I was rushing to get it in.Also, for the people suggesting we turn him into a Skull or Akuma; I don't think the former would help assuage the discomfort Armbrust and Schwere may have and James may know too much about the process to create Akuma to be able to work up the feelings of despair (at having someone close die, not at one's own death) needed to summon back a loved one.
>>26262051I'm sorry, but I don't think you understand how the crimson and the Order think. They suspect that EVERYONE is an Akuma. >>26262073I'm still for trying to turn him into an akuma. I want to know if you can make an akuma using coercion.
>>26262107this is why I support a test. let's see if it is really just despair that can create an akuma, and not desperation."Think of it this way, pastor, you will forever become one with the person you love enough to call back. doesn't that just sound wonderful?"
Akumafy- 3Skinwalk with him- 1Let it go- 1Stop him- 2It seems the majority are for stopping him/akuma conversion.Writing, anything to add or say will be accounted for..
>>26262108This method has been surprisingly effective at fighting the Doctor, but I wonder if they aren't straying from their path as exorcists doing so. I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually had some karmic backlash from their ruthless way. Wait a sec, could that be us?>>26262142Yeah, lets give him a test to try and turn him into a skull or an akuma. If it fails we can always skin him.
>>26262202>wait a sec, could that be us?maybe... we do have a devil on our side.
>>26262202It's not the exorcists that are treating people that way however. The Crimson Order fights without the use of Innocence. Destroying the Soul and body of Akuma alike with their magic and imbued weaponry. Few people outside of the church like them of course, as per their methods. Many also act like thugs, much in the way of Rickton Asher. My Parallel to knights. As for that other tidbit of "backlash."I'll leave that for you to ponder..
>>26262108You misunderstood me. I'm speaking for the pastor. I'm saying what you said, but adding in that, even if he managed to buy a stay of execution from the Order by betraying us, we'd get to him to punish him.
>>26262237It's actually a personal theory of mine that the devil helping us is an almagation of the souls of the people who died to summon a soul to power the Akuma, but it also makes sense for it to be the destroyed souls too.
>>26262314so it's an abomination? A thing that should not exist, and yet does?
>>26262254>Destroying the Soul and body of Akuma alike with their magic and imbued weaponry.I don't think you can go around destroying souls for a long time without evoking the wrath of god or the innocence itself.>>26262314An entity made from the remnants of the souls destroyed by the crimson order and the Noah.It works perfectly in the story. What if it's that thing that tampered with us at our creation?
>>26262347Yep. I'm thinking a void is left behind whenever a soul is destroyed. It's also possible that the souls of the people who call for the creation of an Akuma are rejected by God, so they end up fleeing into that "void" and inheriting the collected despair and hatred.
You stand up at this point. You do not stand for the Pastor, nor do you stand against the Noah. You stand for your family, and what they see in this man and his predicament."Maashiima, if I may."The Noah does not face you as his glows with malicious energies," I'm afraid that you may not." He plants his hand upon the face of the pastor, whom immediately starts screaming in agony and clawing at the hand that's doing... well, the Devil knows what."Maashima! Is this necessary?! Even if he sold us out, he'd likely be hanged for consorting with us! We could also do very well in punishing him for that matter! Things that he could scarcely even imagine! We could even turn him into a demon rather than waste a resource!" You roar out through the church, finally getting that gaze of The Pity. His eyes are sad, tears streaming down his face, though his expression? it's angry."What would you know of tortures beyond reckoning? I have seen... I remember such things that would destroy the mind of a pitiful machine such as you.. And I do not think that youre family need be any larger.. Especially from this one.. If he remembers, he very well could betray us as a demon.. No.. This man deserves death for his treachery to his fellow human. We cannot consort with such a foul man outside of our moment of need." Maashiima turns back to James as his screams carry on, his nails digging into the skin of Maashiima's hand."I forgive you brother, for you have sinned and no God will take you but I. . ."Armbrust grits his teeth, as Schwere claws her own fingers into the side of her face, the two of them restraining themselves...James gives out a cry," Help... me!"his hand reaches out for you.> Do something...> Truly let it be..> Leave in disgust...> (Other)
>>26262462it appears I wasn't clear. I never wanted him to be a member of our family. merely a new akuma for the earl. one that the skulls could have.
>>26262446So we have legion on our side. Great.>>26262462>[x] Truly let it be..He deserved this fate by betraying his own.
>>26262462"I'm truly sorry if I implied that I wish the Pastor to join my family. I merely wish to test and see if an Akuma can be formed from coercion rather than despair. and if that doesn't work, maybe we can try putting a curse on him, so that Morgan here can study it. if neither of those two work, then you are of course free to kill him. I have no loyalties to a human."
Rolled 9>>26262462"So to punish him for betraying humanity for those who are superhuman, we betray him?"
>>26262462Then make him forget, Alice has been through his mind- is there no way he could be of further service to us? You may be the pity, but I'm not asking for any.
>>26262462Kill him quick. no need for him to be in pain since its likely that whatever the Noah is doing wont let us akumafy him or some sorts
>>26262462but yeah, it appears that the time for that explanation is past, let us leave, but not in disgust, please."Very well, Lord Maashima. I defer to your judgement on this matter. Please, forgive my ignorance. Armbrust, Schwere, let us take our leave so that we don't bother them any further."
>>26262638because as much as I would love to press this further, I'd prefer not to be killed.
>>26262462Ask Morgan for her opinion. She is the Ability; HAS the pastor lost all possible use.
>>26262462Duke, could we try an on the spot recipe creation? I remember living constructs being on our possible menu. Lets blast James with ash charges and hope something evil happens
>>26262710>>26262661>>26262633>>26262626Gentlemen, I do believe that it is unwise to pursue this matter. we are not in Maashima's good graces yet. trying to get another Noah to stop him will only make him resent us more. let's just leave it and walk away.
Let's offer an alternate punishment. Have the pastor eat our bread. Everyday.
>>26262462dumb and wasteful,, no wounder he tired of you.kill him
>>26262771Just explain to Maashiima what our bread does and say it would serve better as an act of contrition compared to immediate death.
>>26262462"fine i see now how honorable, the Noah are how they reward their allies. willing to destroy their resources, for fear of what comes later. how long till we have the knife in our back because we cannot nor need be left to do these deeds for you. we have overlooked many slights to us because we still have some loyalty to the Noah, and we will overlook this but we will not forget nor drop our guard."
>>26262806no, seriously, we should not try to push this point any further. let's just leave now with Schwere and Armbrust, ALIVE.
>>26262824can we please not act so dickish? can we at least be subtle with our insults? like we say one thing, but they really know what we mean.
I mean, seriously, why are we trying so heard for the priest? He's nothing but a pitiful human. he is not our concern
>>26262870>so hardI'm derpin a bit
You turn to Morgan, who seems to regard the spectacle without any emotion. Her face is a mask beyond any sort of reciprocation.. You'll find no support from her in this, likely she has become disinterested with the Pastor..With a slight bow, you concede to this turn of events," Very well, Lord Maashiima. I defer to your judgement on this matter. Please forgive my ignorance." You turn to your family, speaking quietly so as to not draw the Noah's attention."Come, let us take our leave lest we bother them any further.""Yes.." Schwere seems distracted, yet holds her words for later.Armbrust simply makes to leave at your word, not even a syllable from him.Schwere goes on after and you are the last to leave through the door as a sickening crunch ends the pastor's suffering."Faefnir." You hear Morgan's voice from behind you, causing you to turn, she stands halfway down the aisle beside the pews.She stares at you with her mouth slightly agape, as if she had more to say."I had said that we would speak after we were finished... didn't I?""Yes, Yes you did. I remember.. About earlier today, I..""We will need to speak of it another time. I must return with them. Seeing the fate of an ally has soured our-- my mood. I am sorry."
>>26262870It's a matter of principle. Plus, I like the bread idea. Just gotta bring it up as a reasonable alternative.Agreeing on being respectful. Gawd, guys. Why do so many of you lack tact?
A voice rings out," Morgan, you give that thing far too much attention. As an Akuma, it is but a level two. Further, it defies our will. It surprises me that you have spoken up for it. Why not just dissect it already? See what makes it tick? I know it's what you'd like to do... Why aren't you?"Morgan visibly trembles as a hunger glazes over her eyes, only to be subdued with a shake of her head,"N-no... I... Faefnir, you'll speak with me, won't you?"You see Maashiima place a hand to his face to wipe away tears," Such a pitiful display.. A sister Noah and her errant Pet Machine..." His voice is laced with a thick sympathy.. Only to run dry," Maitora, You should not be distracted from your purpose.. And you, Faefnir. We have work to do.. Or rather, Maitora does."You clench your teeth at the foul Maashima's words and spare Morgan one last backwards glance before leaving the church. That's now short a pastor..> Flash Forward to acting out the Plan.> Speak with someone before then? [Goes to the next day]> Secret preparation? (Write in)> (Other)
>>26262951Flash forward to the next morning in the bakery, with Alice and all.
>>26262870I'm not trying for the priest at all, this is a war, a war we are LOSING. Any allies are better than none. I care not for his wellbeing nor that of any other human, I care that we are wasting an asset on a whim. I openly encourage the Noah to do whatever as long as a worthwile long term benefit can be gained from the action.
>>26262951>Secret preparation?do that set oil in the fire water too make more / bigger flames have our new lv 1 set fires after we start the slaughter to distract the guard.
Oh, my, how I really want to get to the Funeral...Such surprises in store..
>>26262951>Morgan visibly trembles as a hunger glazes over her eyes, only to be subdued with a shake of her head,"N-no... I... Faefnir, you'll speak with me, won't you?"What a wonderful insight into Morgan's psyche.>>26262951>> Speak with someone before then? [Goes to the next day]Lets meet the family and see how they are going.>>26263044What are our chances of surviving this?
>>26263044After our talk with Alice, THEN we will go to the funeral. Be patient, my duke.
>>26263079It solidifies my image of Morgan being our Tiki. Her human nature is in conflict with her Noah memory. Of course, Bondomu is our Road.
>>26263044Btw Duke, do you only have bad surprises in store for us?Might as well start thinking about a new character.
>>26263137I can't wait for our Lulubell.
>>26263172silly anon. if he told us, it wouldn't be a surprise.
>>26263172 Hehehehe...Should Faefnir die, that will be all for Akuma-quest... I'll start up Claymore or Hunter X Hunter.
>>26263202 Should that happen, can we at least know what was the mysterious dark entity?>>26263177I would rather want to know who will be our 14th
After another dream of shadow children and figures of light, you awaken, go through your usual routine... however you call the family together... Even going out of the way to grab Edward, whom takes it in stride as he won't have to clean any graves. The lot of you meet at Andrea's Bakery as it's the only place you know that shouldn't have anyone dropping by. You put a closed sign in the window and go up to the "living" portion of the house with Andrea staring blankly at the wall, barely dressed, and obviously not breathing. She looks at you," Hello... We... meet... again.." Her lips tremble and slowly curl up into a haphazard smile... as though she's trying to show emotion, though failing at it."So, this is the new member, hmm?" Madeleine ponders aloud, strutting right up to the almost static Andrea and pulling at her cheeks, without getting much of a response."It's really odd to see other newborns like this... we were like this just over a month ago." Schwere mumbles to herself.Armbrust looks to you, Kama and the children look attentive," Faefnir, Is this our debriefing?"You sit at the side of the bed, next to Maddie, even as she toys with Andrea."Yes... We all need to know what everyone's doing..."> Stick to the plan that you made with the Noah...>>26261194>>26261295>>26261739>Deviate from said plan.> Skip Florin at once. This isn't worth it.> (Other)
>>26263044Soon my good doctor, soon.On a somewhat unrelated note, anybody else find it strange how similar akuma and Noah are on a fundamental level? I mean, the Noah are like infinite recursive akuma vessels tailored to a specific soul, while akuma are disposable vessels for a specific soul- but not until the moment of the duke's ritual.I dunno, the thought just occurred. Figured I'd roll with it.
>>26263297>> Stick to the plan that you made
>>26263297stick to the plan. it is a good plan. Not like my game show plan in another quest
>>26263377> I follow it too. I was there.
>>26263297[X] Stick to the plan that you made with the Noah...However, we need contingencies for if Maashima pulls some serious bullshit during the funeral. Escape routes mapped out, plans for a fighting retreat. Find good ways to leave this place quickly should things go wrong. If we had more time I'd suggest setting up a cart ready to go outside of town so we can leave in a hurry and go back to our guise of travelers, and if anyone thinks they can pull that off tonight should set it up.Schwere can make some explosive runes and we can get some or our Akuma blood stashed in a very flammable location so on a signal we can set a place nearby on fire to serve as a distraction and force them to fight the spreading fire rather than chase us. It won't take much.
>>26263469we can't trust that anyone but our family will go out of their way to help us so warn them of this. some may have blatant orders to let us die.
>>26263469oh, come now, I'm sure that Maashima is professional enough to not attack us while we are attacking the Cardinal. In fact, maybe we should make it clear to everyone (especially Maddie) that they are to leave all their personal misgivings about the Noah until AFTER we kill the exorcist. we don't need any in-fighting that will get us killed.
>>26263527Contingencies are always good. We tell them not to act against the Noah, but if they start it we are out of there before you can say twenty-three skidoo.
>>26263469yeah, I think the only reason the noah haven't killed us yet is because for some reason we aren't dead yet. I also think we should try to focus on getting to level 3 rather soon, now that we are working closer with Noah, and the fact that they kindof vastly surpasse us in power.
You divulge the plan, who's with who, and where. Who's doing what, and so on.Klaire understands her role to sow chaos and death upon the signal, she's giddy along with the Kraille at the prospect of cutting people apart. Wendel gives you a shrug," There going to be drink?""Yes Wendel, there's going to be a lot of drink."He smiles at that, and already looks smashed..Schwere pulls on your shirt," I'll begin making Talismans throughout the day, explosive flame ones, yes? To collapse the docks?"You give her a nod," Yes, However I'd also like a set around the actual city to be linked up to barrels of my own blood to serve as a distraction if things get.. ""Hostile?" Madeleine responds, wrapping her arms around you from your side, her soft body pushing into yours."Dear Faefnir, I won't let them hurt you.. Or any of our family." Schwere frowns at that," If only your power were enough Maddie.. We'd have nothing to worry about then. Faefnir. I don't trust the Noah.. I don't think any of us do so inherently...""Y'know, being suspicious is a pain in the ass.. But these two may be onto something.. Since I've been with you guys, the nuns haven't approached me at all. I vaguely remember them consoling Edward the Human.. More towards his despair, yeah but... Ahh... I don't know.. do what we need to alright? I've.. uhh.. I've got your backs." Edward grumbles on aloud, the 1.5 sharing thoughts that he's yet to touch on, everyone else smiles to him before taking on a more worried look.You rise from the bedside," If anyone can ready a cart for our leave tomorrow... Do so.. We'll resume our lives traveling as we did before.. New family in tow."Madeleine giggles," Just like old times then... With a decidedly lazy man included.. I'll get the wagon."Edward grumbles about not being lazy, just saving energy or some nonsense.. Heh.
>The family has set up a contingency plan.>The family will be wary of the Noah for the Funeral... Whether you like it or not.> Bring up something else.> Call upon Alive to give her bread...
Rolled 12>>26263647>call aliceShe likes us, and doesn't much care for rules. We could use her on our side
>>26263647Call upon Alice to give her bread. "Lady Alice, I have the bread for you like you requested."
>>26263644>[x] Call upon Alive to give her bread...Can't really think of anything else to talk about.
>>26263647[X] Call upon Alice to give her bread...First, having a Noah, especially one so crucial to their livelihood, like us is very good, second, she may spill something about any plans the Noah have that they didn't mention to us.I can't think of much else to bring up before that, be sure that the Family knows to be on their best behavior around Alice, if any grumble about that tell them that Alice is an oddball among the Noah, even the Doctor tries to avoid annoying her, and is crucial to their strategy which means if she adores us the others will be much less likely to do anything overt against us, and tomorrow while they it's fine to be wary of the Noah they are not to be the first ones to betray in our odd relationship.
>>26263647lets call alice.I have a feeling that when shit hits the fan with the Noah, it'll be useful to have one of them genuinely Like us as opposed to wanting to study us for SCIENCE!. because I have a feeling that desire for study will eventualy turn to a desire for disection...
>>26263783now now, let's not try to make her spill anything. I just want her to help us move the mages out of the way when they are knocked out.
You dismiss the family, with the final words of,"It is fine to be wary.. However they will need to be the ones to breach what trust has been established.. Do them no wrong unless wronged. They all file out by the ones, twos, Kama and the children go as three, yet it's eventually just you and Andrea as even Maddie leaves.Andrea looks at you with an almost pleading look in her eyes," We... hate... No-ah?"You look to her, a furrowed brow, and no clever words," It's not really my intention.. But I need to protect my family, and they threaten them.. Then.. there's also Morgan...""What... ab..out... her?" More slow words. "I saved her, and lost a man in the process. They blame her for it. Morgan favors me... And I... Well... I've got a thing for her as much as I do for Maddie..""Oh, is that so?" Alice appears from under the bed wearing a beautiful white dress that seems to match her currently pale skin."Two timing now, aren't we? Tha'ts a pinishemable act! Punishable by beheading!Off with your head, or rather, your hat if you have one... if not... your coat.You remove your coat and look at her expectantly," Well, I've done it.."Alice smiles," You really didn't..." You hand her a loaf of bouncer bread,"There you are. No big guy needs little things like this after all... So,.. Enjoy!"Alice tears off a chunk and eat it hastilly," Good as always... alright,. else do the want? You're bribing me, aren't you?With a wave of your arms," No, no no.. nothing other than the possibility of Taking mages to wonderland... they should all besedated by the time I'm don..."Morgan needs them for testing and Skull-making.
Alice looks at you ponderous... Gotta go with this... this is interesting... tea with a bunch of Crimson Crusader?How could she missout on this?!Alice asks that you ca kneed ashe presents tou a small jingling bell," ring tis when yo'ure ready dor a rabbit-hole... Right tii man tums and I may just ignore you..You've been warned!>Fighting... Slumber... A downhill battle... Saving the plan.. Any objections to going with it next time?>Tuesaday at 20:00. Honestly can't see straight... eh..
>>26264046GO. TO. SLEEP.
>>26264046Curses, just as I get back form work Well, I'll be up for a while so I guess I'll do some more art for those still here.My sketches from last time, L2 Wendel
>>26264046>>26264041Good night dear Duke. We shall see you when we see you.
>>26264080Level 2 for Kralle, I may change this one up since Kama also has scythe arms
>>26264092I think Kralle has more of long claws.
>>26264092I still haven't done a L2 Madeline since I don't know if she's quadrupedal or bipedal, or both.>>26264101Yeah but people have suggested something mantis-like.
>>26264116hm... if we're going with praying mantis, how about having the inner parts barbed?and Maddie is Bipedal.
>>26264128Is she really? I couldn't remember when I sketched that one. Not sure how I want to do the body, humanoid or bestial... hmm
>>26264165the way it was described kind of made me think of a really muscular humaniod with scaly skin and long gold hair on it's back.
>>26264184Ah but here's the all important questions-Boobs or no?
>>26264184actually, her description is in the pastebin for our family.>http://pastebin.com/1XTzrHiR
>>26264197hm.... I'm gonna have to say no. leave her boobs to her human form. we're trying to terrify people, here, not give them a why-boner
>>26264212I'll make somethin up real quicklike, although I suspect you are the only other one still in here.
>>26264260There you go. Maybe I should go find a drawthread since I'm still wide awake...
>>26264295oooooh. I like it.
I have archived the thread.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26260816/
>>26264295Missing from the paste in description is the red mark on her side. You get a more in-depth description of it in the thread Maddie leveled up in.
>>26264460Ah yeah, funny that I forgot it on her when i'm putting it on all the new L2s, heh.
An updated Kralle, this fits her better anyway imo.Sage because I suspect I'm talking to myself at this point.
>>26264522You've still got me, anon.That's a definite improvement. Maybe you could make the torso resemble a thorax more, though.
>>26264624I was going to make it segmented int he larger picture, make the ribcage one solid piece and the lower torso a bunch of smaller plates, though I haven't decided on a final design.
>>26264681segmented works, since it goes with the whole insect theme.
Guess I'll post one last image then let this thread sink into oblivion, unless anyone else is still here.
>>26265360Oh man.You thinking of actually doing any of the characters in detail?
>>26265372I plan to, yeah. I'm going to wait and see how much longer everyone will be L2 though, since I feel like we'll be at L3 for a while, and might level up if we kill this general.
>>26265394If we kill him. The Duke may not make it easy. I'm thinking, if the surprise the Duke has in mind isn't a hidden trap set up by the Crimson or an Exorcist in hiding, it could be our 'devil' friend suddenly reaching out into the real world once again.We may be Level 2's for a while, who knows.
My scanner didn't pick up very much detail on this one because I drew lightly, but it still works as a "final" sketch.
>>26266011Those claws are utterly terrifying. I like it a lot.
>>26266011I like how HUGE the hands are, in comparison to her spindly frame.I preferred her look with the multiple wings, though.
>>26266136They're there, the scanner just didn't pick them up. The only part of this that I'm not really fond of is the hips, they were meant to look more like this. That and you can't see the split in the tail very easily.>dat tiny Maddie in the foreground .
>>26266164Maddie, what are you doing there....Kralle's just a little girl!Anyway, good work man. Who are you thinking of going for next after Wendel and Kralle?
>>26266189I might do us, simply because I still haven't done a proper full body sketch of Fafnir yet, just various concepts. I think we decided on this one for our current form, on the left?
>>26266215I also think this was the head we were gonna use, since we have upgraded Devil's Luck again. >Pentacle Head!
>>26266215I remember another contender, one another drawfag made with the Akuma's human face showing up on Faefnir's snout.But yeah, basically that design, just with a more elongated body.
>>26266246Yeah, I finally found it. took a lot longer than I would have liked. I'll try to put some of this guy's design into our "final sketch", since people all seemed to like it.
>>26266405Cool. My one problem with the design was that it didn't look mechanical enough, but you seem to be doing well on that front. It'll be interesting to see whatever 'final design' you come up with.It'd be nice if the Duke put up all the drawn pictures onto his twitter, just for easy access.
Ehh... this is the best I could come up with for both the heads as one. This is something I may have to play around with quite a bit to get somewhere I like.
>>26266563Maybe consider doing something like Yu-Gi-Oh's Slyfer? Two mouths, but have the human mask's look like a kind of....snout plate?
>>26266623Actually, that works quite well. I'll have to play around with the design a bit more to make it fit on there better, but I like it.
>>26266656Yeah, you're right, there does seem to be something a little bit off about the positioning. Maybe if you moved Faefnir's main eyes a bit?
>>26266694I usually put them there because it helps emphasize the jaw as being HUEG and makes him appear to be constantly grinning, although on a real critter you'd want the eyes away from the mouth if you plan on biting a lot of shit.This head looks better imo, but it's a bit short. I might try to elongate it more.
>>26266762Yeah, considering how short the snout is, it looks like the second face is just crammed in there. I like the new placement, though.
>>26266816Looks like I've found my winner. Thoughts? You seem to be the last one up, so honestly you get to be the main suggestion pool.
>>26266889Oh man. No pressure.I see you shortened down the second pair of horns. Shame; I liked them a bit longer.I think it'd look better if you smoothed down the edges of the head's shape.Other than that, I think it looks nice. I'm sure the other guys here could offer up their own suggestions the next time Duke puts a thread up.
>>26260816Duke, have you updated the Family Stat sheet? I have no idea who Edward is, and he's not on the sheet.
>>26264046We should try yo speak with Morgan before we ut the Fun into Funeral. She's still a Noah and is thus suspect, but she seems far more unsettled by the other Noah's cavalier treatment of allies. Perhaps we should talk.Also, I'm guessing that Madeline's other quirk includes Devotion - specifically Devotion to Fenrir. She's a lot more intimate with him than just being a tart: she's also very loyal.
>>26266926Edward was the gravekeeper we met when we first went to Florin's church.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25917365/Here's the first (and so far, only) time we've been out hunting with Edward in his Akuma form.
>>26266926Mr. Duke has long since passed the fuck out, just a drawbro and some other anon here now.Edward was a gravekeeper we met when we first "moved" to Florin, he was made to remember his beloved or something while under the influence of Black Bread, and was turned into an Akuma. He uses Ice MagicDuke said he'd update the Family after the funeral.
>>26266958I don't think the Duke has really described the means through which Edward casts his ice magic, but I think we can make up whatever details we want.>>26266965Okay, yeah, I like it.
>>26266984Now to the part that's had me stumped- the oven. I'd like to give it a unique flair, but I'm having difficulty getting it both large enough to be practical and also not too big.
>>26267038Well, Faefnir IS supposed to be pretty big himself. Just elongated Faefnir's limbs and torso a bit, thin down some parts (only making them a bit thicker when they're closer to the oven itself), and shrink down the oven size.Also, Faefnir is supposed to have scales (with steam venting out through them). How do you plan to depict that, when you draw up the finished product?
>>26267072Something like this, although better quality obviously. Not sure if I'd do scales for his entire body or have segmented areas though, haven't decided. Either way he's gonna have a "inner glow" and smoke coming off him.
>>26267129I'd like our silhouette to be something akin to a mechanical Balrog, smoke and fire and stuff.
>>26267159We're specced for speed, though,so we'll have to look slick and speedy. If we want a bulkier look, we'll need to increase Durability. Strength, I think, would just make us look well-muscled.I'm thinking after the funeral, we should up our Strength and give some love to our Chainsaw Maw.
>>26267184Figure make the oven a skull, have the jaw open and shoot fire or use it to dispose of corpses, and also a way to "eat" trees for the ash. The door on the top could be used for cooking. I'd make it look mechanical like in>>26266405 in a better drawing though.
>>26267270I think we actually eat stuff with our main mouth to convert stuff into ashes (like when we disposed of that corpse that one time in Morgan's lab). But I like the skull idea as well. Very visually appealing.Also, I now remember that we've got a cannon that spits our blood-oil out in our mouth. I guess it could be retractable, but it'd look a bit too plain if it was just a pipe. Any ideas of your own?
>>26267304Yeah, but I mean as a way to quickly get stuff in our oven, or things we'd rather not "eat", if we find something disgusting for an akuma that is. I figure inside our mouth is MOAR CHAINSAWS, and the cannon is retracted to the back of our mouth but is always glowing, making the inside of our mouth constantly glowing orange and smoking.
>>26267340With body of Mouths, this can be a thing
>>26267359I thought you fell asleep?Yeah, but until we get it it wouldn't be a really functional jaw, just a bigger door into the oven than the baking door. Also,>jesus christ how horrifying
>>26267351That's actually a pretty awesome depiction of our Chainsaw Maw. I actually prefer it over this guy's>>26266405rendition. Just makes more sense to me.Functionally, I think it'd be best if there was some sort of mechanism in place that forcefully pulled in stuff into the whirling blades to get cut up. Just so that, when we get "Body of Mouths" (someone suggested Ravenous Form as an alternate name, which I like better), it'd make sense to be able to 'bite' at stuff from any spot on our body even with a lack of a jaw to rip and tear with.
>>26267385SLEEP IS FOR THE WEAK.soon, we will have chainsaws all over our body. the enemy will not be save attacking us anywhere. RIP'N TEAR, RIP'N TEAR!
>>26267390Honestly, once we hit L4 we'll probably be a humanoid, so I don't see our jaws being as effective with a human body. Therefore, I instead hope Duke lets us change to pic related.
>>26267424my thoughts exactly.
Fairly certain Duke once said "L3 would be a humanoid with some form of helm or mask, L4 has a face", or something
>>26267424Aaaaw yeeaaaah. I forgot about this guy.Yeah, I really liked the way he transformed, even though it doesn't really make sense at times.
I wake up in the morning and find that this thread is still rather alive..If you gentlemen would be interested in continuing the scene with Alice, it could help with getting to the actual funeral Tuesday.What say you all?>I'm also going to edit that last post as I couldn't even think of the scene without my thoughts blurring into other realities.. Quite the odd little experience..
>>26267537Damnit Duke. I was just about to finally sleep.Well, it's only fair that I'd pull an all nighter for you when you've already done it quite a few times for us.
Final design for the oven, any issues I missed? Should I do the teeth narrow and tall? shark style?>>26267537Mornin' Duke. I'd be fine with it, but I'd like at least 2 other people to roll call, since I generally only say something if it's majorly important.
>>26267537I would be up for it. I DON'T NEED SLEEP. I HAVE COFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEECOFFEE
>>26267556I am here from last night. I am up for it.>>26267561COFFEE
>>26267556You, me, and Bakanon makes three! Let's go JAMBOREE!>>26267573You ruined my rhyme, damnit!
>>26267561Here's my reason to be up.I've had 3 since about midnight.
>>26267556Maybe make the teeth like a human's. Which means 4 pointed teeth (you know where they're placed; just feel up your own mouth).
Also Duke, would you like me to repost everyone's current "final" L2 sketches? I have at least a doodle for everyone at this point.I'd also like your opinion on my designs I did while you were out, if you feel strongly about them in any way.
>>26267556>>26267597Also, the wings are supposed to have fingers; the tips of the fingers end in exhaust pipes, to release our toxic fumes.
>>26267583Might as well can an ambulance right away.
>>26267601Yeah, the wings thus far are just placeholders.
>>26267537So, I guess we're just going to finish up the conversation with Alice to end this thread, huh?
>>26267603I have a very high tolerance by this point, that's what happens when I can get energy drinks at work I suppose.Besides, these "Irish blends" ain't that bad. Now if I drank 3 of THESE, I might as well have eaten a brick of adderall.
>>26267635YOU'RE WEAK.YOU'RE ALL WEAK.ALL I NEED IS PURE ADRENALINE TO GET ME GOING.
Redone teeth, and I also built up the forehead a bit. It's a human skull, not a caveman after all!
>>26267672I'm falling in love with you, man.Maybe you can add in some horns, after we completely finish upgrading our Devil's Luck.
>>26267672I like to think that after we slaughter the crimsons and random civilians, we will have enough to upgrade our maw so we can get body of mouths..
>>26264041You dismiss the family, with the final words,"It is fine to be wary.. However they will need to be the ones to breach what trust has been established.. Do them no wrong unless wronged." They all file out by the ones, twos, Kama and the children go as three, yet it's eventually just you and Andrea as even Maddie leaves.Andrea looks at you with an almost pleading look in her eyes," We... hate... No-ah?"You look to her, a furrowed brow, and no clever words," It's not really my intention.. But I need to protect my family, and they threaten them.. Then.. there's also Morgan...""What... ab..out... her?" More slow words, and a slow point that you don't quite catch."I saved her, and lost a man in the process. They blame her for it. Morgan favors me... And I... Well... I've got a thing for her as much as I do for Maddie..""Oh, is that so? My dear little hero.." Alice appears from under the bed wearing a beautiful white dress that seems to match her currently pale skin."Two timing now, aren't we? Tha'ts a punishable act! Punishable by beheading!Off with your head, or rather, your hat if you have one... if not... your coat will do.
You remove your coat and look at her expectantly," Well, I've done it.."Alice smiles, a shit eating grin," You really did..." You hand her a loaf of bouncer bread previously prepared, much to her fascination,"There you are. It was a dear promise after all... So.. Enjoy!"Alice tears off a chunk and eat it hastilly," Good as always... alright,. else do the want? You're bribing me, aren't you? People don't just give me things unless they're bribing me, what do you want?"With a wave of your arms," No, no no.. nothing other than the possibility taking the mages to wonderland...After they've been subdued... I understand that Morgan would greatly appreciate it."Alice stares at you, the blue eyes of her human form wide and almost innocent, they shift into a playful mischief as she clutches a little white rabbit to her chest," Alright, alright. I'll do it, though only if they can wear masks and funny clothes like the harlequin. I do so enjoy the thought, I enjoy the thought indeed.. Though Morgan may not get them back until after I've played with them a bit..": Her smile deepens into a crazed gaze as she focuses on something that isn't you, and you can see insane little ideas storm about in her mind.
Andrea absently pulls on your shirt, no other emotion present on her face.. Perhaps Alice scares her?"It would be in our best interest if you did as you pleased Miss Alice, Is there by chance a way to contact you?"The madness vanishes beneath the surface of her face and she seems to consider that before taking out a tiny little hat and pulling a small bell from it... Handing it over with a cloth wrapped about it, her eyes lock on you without a display of emotion," Ring it three times in succession. I will come if I'm not busy, and by that, I mean if it isn't tea time, I'm getting a hat made, the caterpillar isn't sharing Opium or if I'm in a generally good mood.. Truly I was not when I first came here, so that may be untrue. Ring too often however and I'll break this little bell as I'm no maid at your beck and call."You take all of that in as the bell changes hands, and smile albeit a bit nervously," R-right. Will do Miss Alice, I'll have bread ready when I call..""You'd better have it ready whenever I visit, or I'll just need to keep you in wonderland for my parties.." She glares at you, a bit harshly at that.. You know that this is not a bluff.Oh, what did you get yourself into?> Speak with her about Morgan.> Ask about Wonderland...> Ask about the Doctor.> Attack her..> (Other)
>>26267390Also, I forgot to say, I always assume the chainsaws in the heads I designed worked like pic, so they automatically pulled inward, hence the odd pointed snout I always have.
>>26267711WHAT OF SCHWERE, DUKE? WHAT OF SCHWERE?>>26267724>Speak with her about MorganMaashima spoke of Morgan having spoken up for us in the past. Some elaboration on that would be nice.
>>26267600Certainly, I reviewed the work posted earlier in the thread, It'd by my pleasure to see what you've done thus far!
>>26267736What of Schwere? She left with Armbrust..
>>26267742Duke! You should really work on putting up all the images made so far on your twitter!
>>26267724ask about her wonderfull wonderland. we to be nice to her since the ultimate douchbag of ppity has come. and ask her if she wants something special baked for her tea parties? thinking scones or cookies-olliabi EARL - you know captch you know
>>26267755I wasn't aware that I could do that...I'll post the final drafts there if you'd really like!
>>26267751Ah, you misunderstood me.I was referring to what percentage of Faefnir's affections does she possess.
>>26267763AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT KLAIRE.wow, for a horrible death-causing machine, we do get around.
>>26267742Well just about anything interesting has already been posted here, but, here they be.Madeline, this one is just a doodle.>>26264295Kralle, also in the thread>>26266011Wendel, ALSO in the thread. Looks like I might not have to upload many pictures after all.Denis/Armbust, this one is just a quick sketch (Also as a note, I figured a good idea for how he would move is the Hunters from the Halo series)
>>26267724>[x] Ask about Wonderland...I wonder if staying in wonderland for your parties would be that bad of a fate.What is this wonderfully wonderous land anyway?
>>26267786Schwere, on notebook paper. Also need to make her a nicer pic.
>>26267763She seems less alarmed when Faefnir doesn't give her affection.. However she, like Madeleine seems to dislike seeing you bother with the Noah, Morgan.>>26267781Klaire has children! Really now?!>>26267761Pity simply isn't acquainted with you... and if his statement said anything.. He tends to look down on others.
>>26267811I'm thinking we can improve our relationship with Maashima. At least, respect doesn't seem unattainable just yet.
>>26267804And Kama, I might tweak this one some more, but the overall concept is solid.Only one left is Edward, and he is still a L1.5, and our new pal Andrea.
>>26267724So, hey, can we ask her multiple things? Because I wanna speak with her about Morgan, specifically on this>>26267736But I also want to learn a little about Wonderland.
>>26267811OH GOD. AND THEY'RE OUR KIDS!!! well, our siblings bodies inhabited by our parent's souls, BUT CLOSE ENOUGH
>>26267835>Our parents in life are our kids in the second lifeheh
>>26267781To be fair, those children used to be our parents and siblings.Why does every new female entity we encounter desperatly want our D...ark matter? Damn.
>>26267835She's like the nanny we hired to look after our children.You don't hit on the nanny.
>>26267811yup, he looks down on our humble baker, ultimate douchbag, i have found my nemsis :) gonna see if i can find some truly fucked up repices for our baking, there gotta be some with flesh and blood, heard of one with flour made of bone dust - the old folktales/family repices here i come
>>26267849really? so that's why my nanny quit...
>>26267848Alice doesn't want it... I'd be careful about Alice. And yes, you can ask her more than one thing, though you should consider what you ask about.. And how you say it..
>>26267825Maybe you should give her a more weasel-like face?
>>26267874>Alice doesn't want it...Yet.So what if she's a murderous Yandere psychopath with the power to move between dimensions and imprison people in her wonder...oh crap.
>>26267874I feel like if we ask about Wonderland, we gotta....tiptoe around that."When I last parted from Morgan and Maashima, the Pity spoke of Morgan having spoken up for me before. Could you tell me of what happened?"For the question on Wonderland....."What was your awakening like, Miss Alice? I was there personally to witness Morgan's, so I'm curious about your own experience of reclaiming your memory."
"Say, tell me of this Wonderful Wonderland of yours.. By the name, I'd think I might not mind a stay there.. How bad could it be?" You say with a wave and turn of your hands, yet as you do, you see that her expression noticeably shifts.From one of boredom, to pure, undiluted bliss."You're really interested in Wonderland?! You're really interested in 'MY' Wonderland?!" She clutches the stuffed rabbit so hard that it starts to squirm and gasp for breath, it reaches out to you with one furry hand, squeaking out little cries before going limp."Wha-" You start."Wonderland is a fantastical place that I've gone to more than once in my very own amazing imagination!" She starts spinning around, as if dancing ballet or something of that sort."There are flowers that talk, cats that disappear save for a smile, Hatters that make hats for me all the time, cookies and nectars that change your size to explore nightmares both big and small..." She stops her spinning and begins to sway back and forth with her small body, her eyes glazed over with her thoughts of wonder,"Games of sport played in a garden with silly birds called Flamingos, We kill and stuff them with wishes for our crochet. Horses that put on their own horseshoes and eat the flesh of those that would ride them, wonderously vile trees that walk and flay the skin off men that peel their bark, And so much... so much more... I think you'd love it there! It's all of my dreams come true! Will you come with me down the rabbit hole dear demon?"
>>26267874how about we make:BLOOD PANCAKES - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blodpl%C3%A4ttarand yes oh yeshow about we combine the bread that makes mortals despair and combine it with the bones of the dead body we want the person to call upon the doctor for. instat akuma?.... hmm nah to easy.how about, we bake diseases into the bread timed for later outbreak, maybe linked to a trigger, the if things look bad, BAM! plague
>>26267986i would love to of cause my amazing alice, but now is maybe a bad time, with a funaral on the way and all. how about we try to make some wonder here? dont you think the people would love that - evil smile
>>26267986>Will you come with me down the rabbit hole dear demon?Alice, that is illegal. You are a child. And, while we may have technically existed for a shorter duration than you, we are an adult male.
>>26268027ha ha, you funny.
>>26268027>Medieval-Renaissance Europe>She's legal.
>>26267986>Will you come with me down the rabbit hole dear demon?"While I would love nothing more than spend an eternity in your Wonderland, the Doctor has given me a task to complete in this world.>>26268027LewdDuke, would you consider running a Noah quest some day? I think it would be awfully wonderful.
>>26268042Huh.Well then.Down the rabbit hole we go. Time to see how deep it really is.>>26267986So, her descriptions of Wonderland. I don't think we'd really be fazed by all the gory stuff, considering the kinds of stuff WE get up to, but I'm guessing from the last time we peered into it, it has a sort of subconscious effect on our minds.
She seems pleading now, her eyes transfixed on you," Do come, do come with me to Wonderland.. It's not safe for you here after all with the innocence and crimson.. Then again... There are Crimsons in my wonderland as well.. That accursed Queen of red..." She seems to lose her focus and go off about this other subject," Gathering her Red knights and waging war against my own nightmares.. How dare that whore-bitch do such a thing... How dare she, how dare she..." Her expression contorts and veins jut out of her pleasant face with the sheer amount of rage she possesses.. Reality seems to distort as you see a flower pop out of the wall.. And wave."Ahh, so Alice... About Morgan.."When I last parted from Morgan and Maashiima, the Pity spoke of Morgan having spoken up for me before. Could you tell me of what happened?"Alice's anger vanishes in an instant, though she seems to stare off into space for a moment before she finally focuses on topic," You want to know what Morgan did?""Yes, yes I would..." Your voice laced with caution, you feel Andrea tremble with a bit of worry on that.."Morgan... Well Morgan..." She starts," Ah, the Doctor wanted you to be torn apart limb from limb to see what could've gone wrong in your making, to see what sees you tick. Maashiima spoke of your family as a pitiable reflection of the Noah, one that should not simply roam about all willy-nilly! A boring one, that Maashiima... He's not impressed with Wonderland, indeed, not impressed at all that Maashiima. What a naughty fellow.. He's always looking at me with that stupid face of his, I want to tear it off so bad, to make a mask out of it for some jester to play is him, all lordly and puking his drivel on my wondrous fantasies. I hate that callous bigot, scum-swine, sodding bleeder..." Her face contorts with anger again, and the room seems to begin to burn with it...She suddenly calms herself, and smiles sweetly,"But of course, he is family."She's lost focus again...
A bit of a better Denis. I think, apart from being hueg, have him move unnaturally for a knight of his size since he looks the most human of the Akuma currently, and we can't have the riff-raff not be terrified of our presence.>>26268027This seems like a good way to get brutalized by Alice, one way or another.
>>26268061>While I would love nothing more than spend an eternity in your WonderlandDont go that far with it, she seems like the kind of person that wouldnt forget a thing like.
>>26268082I like Alice. she funny.
>>26268113and she gets Maashiima, that douch
>>26268091I'm liking it, but maybe we could do without the cape.>>26268130Eh. He's just tsun for us. We'll get to him, just you see.
>Prod her for more on Morgan...>Talk to her again about Wonderland..>Tactfully dismiss yourself.. This is getting a little... "Mad?" Alice smiles.> Ask for her opinion on the funeral?> (Other)
Perhaps this gentleman could be some inspiration for Denis's tail?
>>26268178>Prod her for more on Morgan>If she gets hysteric, ask her about her opinion on the funeralI think from what she's said so far, Alice may see us a bit more favorably than Maashima.
>>26268082Fighting the crimson in wonderland could be a fun sidequest sometime.Wait, are the crimsons in wonderland the same as the one in the real world? Now things are getting interesting.>>26268178> Ask for her opinion on the funeral?She might give us an insight about what the Noah really want from that event. Lets avoid the subject of wonderland for now.
>>26268152The cape is also WINGS! but I had another design in which they folded into his back, like a beetle. I'll leave it to you guys what you want done with it.>[X] Ask for her opinion on the funeral?
>>26268152dunno who tsun is, but as long as we get him, i was team noah all the way untill he began to...... formulate his opinon >>26268178Ask for her opinion on the funeral - how do you think we can make it more wonderfull
>>26268199That tail is a bit meaty for him IMO, but the overall design is quite good.
>>26268204He's got a scorpion-knight thing, right?We don't actually know how agile he is, but maybe instead of wings, he could have retractable insect legs on his back? As a homage of sorts to Ivan. Scorpion and spider legs are kind of similar, anyway.
>>26268252He isn't very agile. Ivan was the agile sniper.Armbrust's form focused more on defense.
>>26268252He's certainly no Fafnir, but he is a bit agile. The wings are either to hover slowly, or for a quick boost of speed to dodge an attack, or to get in a better firing position. I was under the impression that he's tanky, but not the type to hold still too.
>>26268178ask for her opinion on the funeral
>>26268266Weird, then, that Armbrust is more focused on quicker quicker firing rates for his shots.Well, given that information, I say the cape be done away with and that the 'shield-crossbows' on his arms be enlarged.>>26268300It'll depend on whether or not Duke allows it, but I can see it as well.I'm guessing the cape is split in the middle, so as to let the tail come out like that in your pic?
>>26268331eeyup, the "cape" is really just a pair of flexible wings that become rigid when in use.
You slam your fist into the palm of your hand, getting her attention,"So, Alice! What's your opinion of the funeral? Any thoughts as to how we could make it wonderful?" Alice looks to the stuffed rabbit in her arms, holds it before here her and slaps it a few times until it wakes up, gasping for breath. She smiles then, and only then before looking to you, ready to speak. You hold your tongue on that little manner, fearful of being trapped in her magical realm.."The funeral, for this silly lady that got a bolt stuck in her by her drunken husband? Yes... Yes.. I have ideas for that... I've seen you transform into another, right? Could you transform into her?"You furrow your expression a bit at that," H-how did you know? How did you know either of those things?"She looks at her rabbit, playing with him. You receive no answer on that part.. Knowing better than to press the issue.."Right then, I can. I need to eat the body to record a new form though.."Alice smiles gleefully," You should become the Lord's wife and arise screaming when the boat is set on fire.. Ohhh, that'd be interesting.. that'd be most interesting.. I'd like to see that. I'd pay to see that.. If the Doctor gave me money. Saying I spend it all in one place or lose it in wonderland, that's no reason to let me go around impoverished after all, whatever is he thinking? I like Faefnir and his family. Whatever is Adam so scared of? Ah, only the Devil knows.."She seems to suddenly listen in on something, becoming alert at once," Ah, bell's ringing. I'll speak to you later little demon, Bye bye!""Wait, Alice, what was it that you were going to say?" You reach out to grab her...Yet she's gone into the "Rabbit hole. You stare down and feel the insanity creeping into your mind, giving you the thought to use grind up bones for bread, and make pancakes out of whipped blood.You look away, and you feel it linger for a moment before finally settling down.If that's wonderland...
Then you REALLY want to go there.. You smile a chaintooth smile before crushing your eyes closed," No.. No... I can't.. I... have things to do..."> Final preps for the Funeral...> Meet with someone before the funeral.-Will you take Alice's suggestion?> Burn Florin to the ground. Right. Now.> (Other)
By the way, that blood pancake sounds absolutely awful...I about wretched at seeing it.. I have a weak stomach for things of that sort...
>>26268417Yes. I like that idea. It'd raise the despair quite a bit. Give us some more exp to work with, especially when we kill the Lord.And it'd be good to continue to endear ourselves to Alice. She and Morgan are pretty integral to the Duke.>>26268442Maybe we should speak with Morgan.
>>26268442I feel like getting to the corpse might be too much trouble, plus we would lose our Asher disguise, unless we can afford a new level of it now. Wait, could we ask the one nun who has a better disguise to do it?Might not be as fun as doing it ourselves, but it'd still be interesting.
>>26268442hm... but how would we go about doing it...
>>26268476The asher disguise could become a liability, as many crimsons and exorcists will recognize him.>>26268463I say we should follow Alice's suggestion, to get her on our side if anything. She will probably far more inclined to help if we make this funeral wonderful.
>>26268476We didn't really need the Asher disguise, except to speak with the gypsies. It's not at all important for us to keep it.>>26268494Now there's the rub.
>>26268514buh buh muh fonso. I guess we'd better let him know our true form if we plan on getting rid of the rick skin, it'd be interesting to see how he reacts.
>>26268442I say we don't go with that plan. when she asks us why we didn't do it, we'll say. "I'm terribly sorry, Alice, but we simply didn't have the time to put it into action. We will try for more exciting death's next time, I promise."
Just a note..For anyone familiar with Malkavians... They inspired my Alice..
>>26268531No, we don't need to do that. We can surprise him. As a woman.It'd be the perfect opportunity to see what this tarting business is about.
>>26268534because, really, the only way we could do it is if we distracted whoever is guarding her body long enough to eat her and take her place.
>>26268561The Duke would not have offered the option if it was not possible to do so.If we can find out where the body is stored before the funeral takes place....
>>26268560Akuma quest: Tarts wars.
>>26268570well, it would provide an unexpected distraction... but it also puts us in immediate danger...
A very lightly drawn sketch of our current form, without any detail. Any objections? (Wings are placeholders again, still haven't designed them)
>>26268594It's fine, it's fine.
>>26268594Well hey, we need a signal to start teh festivities, yeah? How about the dead wife getting up and saying "YOU KILLED ME, BOW YOU ALL MUST DDIIIIEEEEEEEEEE!!!"If we do decide on this plan though, we need to let the family and the noah know.
>>26268610Oh yes, I like it very much. Good show.
>>26268623Everyone knows that the signal to attack will be lighting the fire.Just tell them that we'll be going personally on the boat to set it aflame.
>>26268610Quite good!I am a fan of a more elongated snout for Faefnir though. More of an Aerodynamic design. While being mechanical is all right and good, Faefnir's agility at evolution allowed him for very natural, organic movement. it rubbed off on the form a bit.Is it decided then? Will you pose as the former Lady Florin? You'll search for the body's location the whole rest of the day...If you'd like to let the Noah or the family know, say so. Otherwise, they will not.
>>26268656Let them know, otherwise they may worry when they don't see us in the morning.
>>26268442If we speak with Morgan, I think we can trust her a bit more with our secrets now. Going by how she defended us against dismantlement, I think she'll be a good confidante for us to share our dreams with.>>26268656The family should be nearby and we can tell Morgan about it if we go to speak with her.
>>26268623That's too agressive. Lets play a bit with the Lord:"You killed...me? Why did you kill me my love? Wasn't I good enough for you? Why did you murder me? ANSWER ME NOW! Was it because of your fling with the witch from the crimson order? Or rather did you want me out of the way to marry that foreign widow from France?
>>26268656Yeah, I was going to go with either>>26266965or>>26266889,I think they have a nice mix of "Aerodynamicness", "Brutalness", and "Creepyness" thanks to the mask idea. (I also rather like that the horns are growing from the mask, not sure if anyone noticed.)
>>26268688It'd be great if we could somehow turn the Lord into an Akuma during the ceremony and install him as a puppet governor for Florin.I know that they've done it in the manga as well (it's how they started one of the wars), and it would DEFINITELY win us quite a few brownie points, I'm sure. And we wouldn't even take the Lord with us.
>>26268688While that is all well and good, we don't want to start monologueing , how about we just get up, scream a bunch, and transform or fall into the water if it wouldn't hurt us (fire oven heart after all) While this is happening, Armbust should have an easy target of the Mages, since I'm sure everyone will be quite distracted.
>>26268691I noticed; it was why I liked the placement so much.Maybe, to complete the pentacle look you were going for earlier, another horn could sprout from Faefnir's chin once we hit Devil's Luck 4. At Devil's Luck 5, we could get the horns growing on our oven-skull as well.
too bad we didn't have enough time to convince Alice to help us get in the position, but then again, where's the fun in that?
I think I'm just about drawed out tonight, been drawing for almost 9 hours now. Mostly just doodles, but still.Also,>go on /tg/>see banner I madeAWW YISSSS
>>26268873You did an awesome job for today. Go ahead and rest yourself.
>>26268873Funny that I should see that... Birds are fighting this morning...Ever see a pair of keets make a tiel sod off? I'm seeing that now...That's it for today however.You'll be informing Morgan of your... interesting decision along with the family. Preparing them for the funeral, and then going off to search for the body's location for the rest of the day... You'll be "attending" the funeral from the get go... hehe..
>>26268921Alright, it was about time I went to sleep anyway.I'll be seeing you next Tuesday, I suppose. Sweet dreams....or, wait, I guess it's morning for you. Well. See ya' around, Duke.
>>26268921sounds like a plan.