Florin is rightly marauded, the citizens have been seared into oblivion, torn apart, or drowned in the depths of their own beloved lake, and a mountain has just been cut, causing a landslide to come down destroying anything and everything resembling an Eastern path.Arthur has awakened and your family as begun to flee from this place...You have vowed to replicate the curse of Fonso's hand, Schwere has found an odd book bound in many different leathers, and Madeleine is currently infused with Innocence, causing her very touch to cause you pain...Faefnir, what in the world have you gotten yourself into?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%20QuestAnother tale for these dear demons..
"Madeleine.. I love you.." That other part of you finally comes out with it.."I made you, and it was through my lack of strength that you had to take upon such a burden.But it does not mean that this situation may not be salvaged. We know little about what you are, what I am, other than the fact that we are not exactly normal Akuma and that you have bonded with an Innocence against all we thought possible.It may seem like there is no way to solve this, no way for the urges of this Innocence to be overcome so you are not stranger to our Family, but we have broken the rules that govern Akuma time and time again, we will find a way."You grip her by the shoulders, despite her usually strong frame feeling so.. malleable,So be patient my dear Madeleine, I know you are strong enough to not give in to the Innocence, and we shall fix this. We are Family after all, and I will not abandon you in your time of need. I will not let you go."You stare into her eyes, and she stares back into yours, leaning against you.. Your mouths meet in a human custom, her human-form's lips against your own.It is a strange feeling.. right before the burning starts up again.. You tolerate it for a few moments until she seems satisfied, and only then do you pull away, touching your own lips with your fingertips.Madeleine chuckles,"Looks like it hurt, I'm.. sorry.. I just wanted to do something Faefnir.. That's the first time you said that you loved me. Just.. seemed like the right sort of thing to do.. Now..."She gently pushes you away from her with one hand. As Fonso stirs again, she looks over to him," The taint on him... what are we going to do with it?"You look at the gypsy for a few moments before coolly saying," I'm going to figure out how to make that hand happen again.."
Within a few moments, Schwere and Armbrust announce their return, having claimed victory over Lisa and Jacqueline."They were running for the harbor... We got them far before then, I suspect-"You hear what sounds like the earth breaking open, or rather, a mountain falling. You turn to look and you see that, in fact, one of the mountains that cradles Florin has been cleaved in twain, a tremendous landside coming down on the road to the East, and the remnants of a rainbow shimmering upon the air.Denis stares on in awe," I think that we should go."You nod absently in agreement," Quite, as soon as inhumanly possible.">East route has been blocked...>You may continue on through the East path if you take your time...-South-West-North Last, someone proposed that you go to Scotland.. That'll be about 15 days off..Alternatively, you could go north out of the mountain valley and then continue on East...
>>26475676Hooray! Finally caught one on time.Do we know about how much military force Florin has left to muster under Arthur's direction? Having blocked the east path he might not expect us to go that way and would position only token resistance if any I would think.
>>26475758From what you saw, most of the crimson were at the funeral, so all should be dead. If not, all that's left are scant troops. >Implying Arthur needs any support to kill your entire family.
>>26475927Lets go to scotland.What kind of breads can we find there?We could always try to create an aquatic type akuma and leave it in the lockness.
>>26475927True, but even the mighty Arthur can only watch one road himself.[spoilers]Or can he?[/spoilers]
>>26476009Arthur can still hit us 3 roads away.
>>26476036Nope I give up, cannot into spoilers today.Either way, Scotland sounds nice.
>North: Unknown.. however Scotland is that way.. >East: Small villages.. beyond that you are uncertain.>South: Far enough.. There's Manchester and Leeds. Beyond that.. far beyond that... There's London.>West: Fishing village and Ruinebriar...You can also choose to ring Alice's bell if you wish...
>>26476139Lets keep that bell for a desperate situation, like encountering a general or being stuck listening to bagpipes music.That could be funny, a bag pipe innocence.
>>26476139I'm for going to the north towards scotland. who knows? we might run into Medieval Shaun Connery. we should look out for any sudden lightning strikes out of nowhere.
>>26476271What makes you say that... about.. lightning strikes?
>>26476303 THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!
>>26476336Lovely. You'll see what you've done at a later date...
>>26476385boy, do you even Highlander?
>>26476395We don't need another sword type innocence dammit. Could be a nice curse through.
>>26476413oh my god. I just realized that Arthur was kind of like a highlander. IF ONLY WE HAD CHOPPED OFF HIS HEAD.
>>26476271Well, into the north. Let's go off the beaten tracks.
>>26476488Oh crap. Stop giving the duke more ideas please. we don't need a general with excalibur, caladbolg, durendal and the damned highlander sword.
You open the back of the covered wagon motioning for the children, Kama, Andrea, Schwere and Edward to get in."Come now, we must hurry. Despite my recent upgrades I do not believe that I have the mettle to challenge such a man that cleaves mountains for sport."The kids climb in with Kama's help, and you keep on with your hastenings," Hurry, hurry my lovely family, now is not the time to tarry."You grab Kama's hand, finding it rather delicate and she gives you a little smile as you pull her in, reaching for Schwere and Edward together, leaving Andrea for last.She stares at you blankly for a moment before sadness comes across her face," I.. I'll miss this place.. I.." She looks back longingly."Now is not the time, simply not the time Andrea, come now!" You inadvertently command.Her head snaps to regard you and she immediately extends her hand, allowing you to pull her up, she falls into your grasp, and her blank expression returns," Yes master, I'll do whatever you wish.""Denis, We're all in! It's time to go!" Madeleine shouts to the front of the Carriage.You hear the horses begin to move, and the wagon soon follows suit."Where to, Where are we going?" He calls back."I believe that our best option would be to take the road to the north into the great unknown, no need to stay here and near with such a monster on our tracks after all!" You call to him and you hear Edward chuckle."Funny that you call him monsters you know.. isn't that what we all are?" He gives a groan as Kralle grabs his face and starts to play with it, suffering a slap when he resists."Tsk, tsk! Respect your elders young one! Momma taught us to respect our elders!"Denis calls back again, We'll need to wind our way around the city and to the north. We could cut through as well.. It'd take less time, though we could run into trouble..> Cut through Florin to go north..> Go around the outside of the city..> Other./.
>>26476587>[x] Go around the outside of the city..Will probably lessen our chances to meet Arthur the rather impolite wannabe king.
>>26476584The General's innocence is already locked.. If you'd like to assume it has another form and that it is indeed Durandal, then feel free. However it's already been said that his sword is "The Sword In The Stone."
>>26476587[X] Go around the outside of the city..Let's play it safe, avoid the city and Arthur.Gently pinch Kralle's cheek and muss her hair with our other hand."Kralle, while the young are supposed to respect their elders the elders are also supposed to provide a good example for the young."
>>26476587okay guys, we need to brainstorm, because I don't think either options are very safe with the gypsy hostage...>>26476669 and excuse my nitpicking, but technically The Sword in The Stone and Excalibur are two different swords. The Sword in The Stone was the one Arthur pulled out that pretty much made it clear that he was to be the King of England. Excalibur was given to Arthur by the Lady of the Lake. but it is a common misconception. THE MORE YOU KNOW.
>>26476587>[x] Cut through Florin to go northKralle and Kama know the roads pretty well, so why not let them guide Denis through the town.
>>26476754Ahhh, very good of you.. Well, retain what I've already said as the legend within this.. innocence doesn't necessarily need to be specific to legend after all.. Though it was alluded to that Florin had an innocence in its lake before... And once again, it has one..
>>26476754You do have a point. Where are we exactly? We could probably go west or south for now to get away from the town and find an alternate route to scotland later.
>>26476872Southwest area of Florin. It was the closest point that the Wagon could be positioned for an exit point to the city. That's why it'd be faster to cut through for north.Figure it out, I'll be locking it in five minutes.
>>26476918Okay, go west for a while and then head north as soon as we can.
>>26476947Not a bad idea. Let's do that.
>>26476947This, lets go west right now.BTW, I've found two interesting bread like product from Scotland: butteries and bannock. Butteries pictured.
>>26476947>>26477014>>26477091Right then, to the west and then north you shall go.. Hmm.. No rolls for possible encounter then... A shame.
>>26477194there there, Duke. you'll get your random encounter eventually.
>>26477194I am sorry for having a self preservation instinct. Especially when said encounter could be with a crazed general. I am sure you will roll for encounter soon. Probably when we go to a pub and try to pick up a lady with bakery puns. Also pictured Bannock.
Reading the stat section again, I noticed something. We are L3V3L W, or level "double you". Considering we have the Bonds of Noah inside us, this may have some significance.I still want my akuma family megazord dammit.
"Head West for now then Denis! We'll take the north road after we've given ourselves some distance from this lovely little city." You turn back to the rest of the family with an elegant, almost practiced smile," I am quite sure that we'll all hold Florin within our memories, yes? We've had quite a pleasant time here after all, no?"You hear everyone begin to relax, and whisper amongst each other, Maddie the only one quiet right now.. Well.. along with Fonso that's still out like a light. Schwere looks over her spoils, specifically the book bound in many leathers..You scoot over to Kralle and grab her own cheek from behind her, tuggng on them hard and making her say," Bleeehhh."With a gentle voice," Indeed the young are meant to respect theior elders.. Yet the elders are also to provide proper example to the young..."She turns her head up so that she's looking at you upside down and sticks out her tongue," Pwawpah exahmple.. Yoahwr Oin' teh me!"you let her cheeks go and muss up her hair, she smiles at you."I'm glad that we're a family Faefnir, this adventure's been really neat! Well, except for Florin, I was bored in Florin after Kama told me to stop playing tricks on people!"Kama muses aloud at that," Ah, ah, proper respect to your elders dear. I told you, tricking people is a child-ish to do. It's much better to cut off their legs and watch them bleed to death as they crawl away.. Oh, and when someone comes to help them..." Kama bluishes and slides her arms around herself, giving herself an embrace. "Oh, it's so amazing when another runs out to assist them and finds that they too are incapable of walking... I love my true body.. it's simply a blessing.. an honest to evil blessing.."You hear a shush, from Schwere and suddenly silence falls among everyone, you see that Andrea stares at you, her knees pulled against her chest.
All other eyes however, fall to Schwere,"Please be silent a moment.. I.. I'm going to unlock this book.. there's.. there's something about it.. Something simply.. Amazing.."Madeleine looks a little uncomfortable.. though she's appeared that way since everyone crowded into the wagon..> Await the opening if the book.> Ask Schwere to wait on that.. Now's not an ideal time..> Check outside for the wagon's distance from Florin.> Eat someone..> Kill Fonso..> (Other)
>>26477673>> Await the opening if the book.What could go wrong?
>>26477673[X] Check outside for the wagon's distance from Florin.[X] Ask Schwere to wait on that.. Now's not an ideal time.."Schwere darling, I'm worried that opening it will have adverse effects on Madeleine's current state, or otherwise provide an obstacle for our travel.We ought to wait until we are in a more controlled environment and further from Arthur."
Mull it over, I'll be back in ten.You can also ring Alice's bell whenever yo wish..
>>26477821Of course, that's the rational choice, but I REALLY want to know the content of that book.It's as if there was some stange otherwordly power that make me want to open that book.
>>26477821let's go with this. >>26477979 why, whatever could you mean?
>>26478140Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Noah Thar'lhrus wgah'nagl fhtagn.
>>26476587get outside and go around, I would rather not get caught in the city with a guy tied up in the back
>>26478290You are a bit late friend.
Amidst the silence of the many, you are the solr one to rise and open up the rear cover of the wagon, letting in the bite of the cold however temporary. You see Florin's limits becoming smaller as Denis pushes the horses, yet it's still within view.. as is the cleaved mountain.Without turning,"Schwere, my dear. I fear that delving into the secrets of the mystic unknown is not our highest priority right now.." You consider mentioning Madeleine's state, yet think better of it to keep the fault lines forming in the family at bay.You turn with slightly disappointed, yet gentle expression and sympathetic expression," I'm sure you understand. Let it wait until we are truly away from Ser Arthur's reach.. I fear he may become a pursuer in the future and I'd very much like a proper head-start without any horrible things occurring that may halt us.."Schwere's eyes meet yours, for a moment you see the hunger for power in her eyes, yet it soon melts away as she sees that all still look upon her.. save for Andrea, whom looks upon you still.Meekishly, she nods her head and clutches the book to her small chest," Y-yes Faefnir, I'll hold off on this matter.. It'd be selfish to put us in danger, yes?"A nod from you," Quite."- - - - - - - - - - - - -Denis had soon after turned the wagon for the North, throwing back a poisoned bolt for Fonso to be pricked with to keep the human out cold. No need for his rousing... yet.Schwere holds onto the book, awaiting approval to open it.You and Kama take stock of what's supplied in the wagon...
Dry rations, your family enjoys eating, yet they're more for Fonso and when he actually needs to eat, being of flesh and all.. Some valuables, jewelry mostly procured from the Lord's mansion in Schwere's little raid. She had been keen to not grab anything that had been marked with an emblem. Pawning it off should come easy.. To maintain cover of your collective disguise you forbid yourself from wearing any of it..A few books.. they seem to be of Magic, Schwere must have stowed them away here when she heard of your departure.. you may be able to learn a thing or two from it.. then again your magic has always been natural, not learned.. it may be difficult for you to grasp the finer concepts...There are daggers for the children, women, men, and a crossbow from the Florin guard with no less than 20 bolts stashed to the side, likely Denis's doing.. despite having a few built in, he seems to appreciate the art in his human form..You also find an unfinished, shitty knitting job that you suspect Kama to have stashed away.. When she grabs it from you with a small amount of impudence, your suspicions are all but confirmed.. Yet you hold your tongue on the matter..You find human bones... fresh ones...The children stare at them, and Wendel gives them a shrug before turning away.. Kralle however rolls her eyes.Kama holds up a corked jug and swishes it, thus causing Wendel's eyes to return again... Children...> You have control...>You are now heading north...Roll 1d100. Taking highest 3 out of 6.
Rolled 14>>26478550Lets us ride this caravan made of dreams into a new world.
Rolled 65>>26478550Is Kralle a cannibal?
Rolled 45>>26478606A Krannibal?I am going to shut up now.
Rolled 44>>26478550What will go wrong I wonder...
Rolled 11>>26478550Oh our silly family.Since we're on the road and together with all of them spend some more time with Kralle and Wendel since we don't always see them that often.Play some games with them, get to know them better, and be the kindly figure of authority we often are.
Rolled 68>>26478606>>26478550Or does she enjoy keeping souveniers of her kills?
Rolled 36>>26478594>>26478628>>26478690>>26478749What the hell is wrong with that dice?
>>26478550let us get rid of the bones... we already have a kidnapped gypsy.
>>26478762>>26478628>>264786061st and 3rd are fine. 2nd is....well, it's not the worst thing that could happen to us. I mean, last time we got a roll like that, we got attacked by bandits.
Rolled 1>>26478792Lets be creative! We can polish these bones until they look like ivory and make necklaces out of them. Or bury them, you killjoy.
>>26478813Also, I just realized, we almost always seem to roll horribly for encounters.>>26478550>>26478818Duke.......?Also, guys. Anyone think we should privately tell the other members of our family to REFRAIN from talking, gloating, or celebrating their acts of murder in front of Maddie? It's pretty much the only polite thing to do, and she's having a hard enough of a time. No need to make things harder for her.
>>26478818If only this wasn't late..
>>26478818i didn't say bury. dump them on the side of the road, for all i care.
>>26478841I always wondered what would the family talk about between each other.
Drawbro just dropping off a quick doodle before work. Hopefully the thread is still up later, and I'm still awake enough to post in it.>The future-y guy was just another doodle that happened to be close to this one.
>>26478844If it was a 95+, the Duke could be persuaded to use it for a crit inversion to give us something good later. As it is now, crit inverting it would be worse for us.But we're just traveling, so it's fine, I suppose.>>26478884Awesome, but I'm not sure what's going on with the right arm. Specifically, the forearm.
>>26478841I'm present, simply awaiting more input and keeping my board free of food...>>26478884Interesting.. quite interesting.. I graciously await the results of Maddie's.. interesting new form...>>26478871Kills, rumors, interests here and there.. Whatever comes up reall. Mostly kills. For the bomes.. make them into ivory jewelry or dump them on the road, your choice.Florin is now out of sight... Only one of those rolls was for an encounter...
>>26478940We could just burn up the bones. Leave no evidence. Ever.If we decide to turn it into bread, we should do it out of Maddie's sight.
>>26478906One hand is on his belt, the other on sci-fi guy's shoulder.
>>26478940>>26478963Oh yeah. We should do it out of Fonso's sight as well. Before we wake up Fonso, we better instruct the family on the topics safe to discuss around the man.IE; no talking about murdering and eating humans in front of him.
>>26478982Whats next, mandatory pants wearing?>>26478963Lets turn them into ash then.
>>26479029Pants wearing is a must for the gentleman-to-be.
>>26479041How about a kilt instead? We are going to scotland after all.
>>26479076No. In Scotland, we take off all our clothes and paint ourselves blue.It is only right to conform to their customs.
You sit down with the two children, handing the jug to Wendel, popping out the cork with a partially transformed claw. "Quite the odd young one you are to be drinking like this.. Did you partake in this human nectar often during our stay in Florin?"Wendel grabs the jug and sucks a bit of it down with a sigh," Yeah, it was great, Mama kama got me some good drink... I'd also float about the taverns here and there from the Lady's and challenge adults to contest.. Never when a crimson was present.. But oh bo-hoy was it fun! They'd be all baffled at how I'd drink them under.. Bigger and bigger men started to challenge me..." Wendel starts laughing madly at that before sighing," I actually pissed pretty clear some nights.. had to get the glorious swill out of my systems somehow, right?" You chuckle right back to him," I suppose, I've never ha that problem with my own internal flame after all." You finger one of the bones with a deceptively gracious smile," Kralle, would you like to explain... these?"The girl squirms about with her eyes glued away from you, a smile plastered upon her face," Oh Iii don't knowww Faefnir. I have no idea.."You look at one of the bones.. a human femur.. largest bone in the body.. Though it's small.. likely.. "Did you perchance find a playmate?"Kralle giggles at that, blushing with embarrassment," I.. I did.. and I just had to take her with me.. Mama said I could only take her along if it was a small part.. so I got a small part and cleaned it off really nice.. It's nice to have friends, isn't it?"
Something about that actually rubs you a touch the wrong way.. yet just a touch... You set the bone down gently," Now, now.. we can't bring this along, risking it be found.. I'm sorry Kralle, but I'll need to be rid of it.."The girl grasps your hand, her tune changing dramatically," No. No Faefnir, please don't.. That's the only thing I wanted to keep from Florin.. I'll miss her if I don't keep her.. I'll miss her so much.." Black tears well up in her eyes, showing her honest emotion.. Rather than the clear crocodile tears that your family cries when they need to appear human..How troubling...Madeleine seems to be holding up, though she once more sits with her hands over her ears and eyes pressed closed... She's doing all that she can to make this easier on herself it seems...Morgan keeps thumbing and touching the book, whispering of it only loud enough for Edward to hear as he rests next to her.. yet it's just that... he's asleep..> Push the issue of Kralle's "friend" and burn the two bones.> Let her keep the bone...Then..>Speak to Maddie...Or.. >Speak to Schwere...Or..> Speak to someone else.> Continue along the road...
>>26479302Lets let her keep the bone. then lets continue along the road.
>>26479302>MorganDon't you mean Schwere?On the bones:>Maybe Klaire can sew a stuffed toy together and keep the bones inside. It would also give us the excuse to mess around with our Creation Engine to see what else we could make aside from bread.Then>Speak to Maddie
>>26479363>>Maybe Klaire can sew a stuffed toy together and keep the bones inside. It would also give us the excuse to mess around with our Creation Engine to see what else we could make aside from bread.I love the idea of an animated plush filled with bone dust.>>26479302>Speak to Maddie...Or..>Speak to Schwere...Talk to both, Maddie needs attention and Schwere may have some informations for us.
>>26479302[X] Let her keep the bone..."My dear little Kralle, if it means that much to you then you can keep the bone. But it can't look like a femur. A lot of people use bone and ivory for jewelry and figurines. Why don't you try carving it? Your claws ought to be sharp enough to do that quite well if you're careful and take your time."After that speak to Schwere, tell her that it won't be that long until she can research the book fully and to calm herself.
>>26479363I did... got my mages mixed up...
>>26479403Oh hell. I hadn't even considered the idea of making an animated plush toy.We could try practicing making the equivalent of the Order's Golems (which I'm not sure they even have at this time). Or the Earl's Tease.What would we even call them?
>>26479363Oh I do like the doll idea. But we should speak with Andrea also. She was disturbed at leaving her hometown. We should convince her that home is where the heart is, and her black heart is with her family.
>>26479444Paws. As in bears paws, the cookie.
Roll for animated plushie please... This will require a rather high roll... Or else.. things will happen... As for the form..>Something Dangerous...>Something Benign..and>Cute>Kind of creepy..Please choose your own little combo.
>>26479302oh, fine. keep the bone. anyone asks, it's an animal bone. it's medieval times, not everyone knows what a femur looks like
Rolled 64>>26479513something dangerouscute
>>26479513>Something Benign..>Kind of creepy..
Rolled 30>>26479539I suck at dices
>>26479302also, Let's speak to Amanda. i want to get to know our newest member.
Rolled 87>>26479513>Something benign; maybe a observation-recon based
Rolled 50>>26479513>DangerousA bear>CuteNot a teddy though.
>>26479577She's still low level.. she's just starting to gain a personality.. not much there yet.>>26479597Understood, and is it kind of creepy, or cute?
Rolled 10>>26479513cute and kind of creepy
>>26479551>>26479597It's okay. Apparently, I'm pretty good at making designer toys for little girls.>Something dangerous>Cute
>>26479610wait, is she not even 1.5?
>>26479610Cute.Maybe something that will complement Kralle's Level 2 form....she's going to be an insect....so maybe a flower-animal thing?
>>26479636Andrea was only converted the day before the funeral and she was kept away from the main action.Anyway, we better get to Maddie. See if she can't get to sleep (which we are all now apparently capable of doing).
Rolled 15>>26479645Or maybe a cute plush of our old level 2 form.
>>26479636She is, due to the massive slaughter, yet she's still just coming into it, and she's still fairly young.
>>26479645she is already a lvl 2.also, on an unrelated note, allow me to just suggest an Idea I had for when we fix our Creation Engine. Let's try to make an Akuma Frame. and then try to get a human to call out the name of a loved one and see if we can make our own akuma.
>>26479701I wasn't saying Kralle wasn't a Level 2. What did I say implied that to you?Also, if we're going to be making Akuma of our own, I think it would be best if we familiarized ourselves first with our own machine bodies. Which we're going to have to do anyway if we want to help Maddie.
>>26479721good point, good point.I dream of moving into a small village. you know, settling down for maybe a month or two. and during that time slowly and systematically replacing every villager we can with Akuma.
>>26479773We may have to build up the Noah Family's trust in us first, though. Either that or secede from them (either because we're powerful enough + want to or because we're forced to by circumstances).
Rolled 67>>26479773We could do that in a small isolated town, maybe a town on a small island near the coast of Korea.
Rolled 35>>26479871That's an idea. If Japan is as isolated as it historically was, it will be the perfect Akuma breeding ground and I don't mean that in a lewd way.Or do I?
>>26479935Nah man. That wasn't subtle at all.
You look over Kralle's teary eyes and give a sigh of resignation," Very well, I'll allow you to keep this thing however.. I can't have you just carrying this bone around everywhere.. I'll turn it into ash and make something out of it-""You're not going to make it into bread are you? I don't want to eat my friend, I want to keep her!"You flinch, the girl saw right through you.. How?!You clear your throat and smile nervously, " ah, well then my dear little one.. I'll just figure out something else for you.. Something that'll suit you.."Gripping the bone, you look over to Maddie whom still sits, closed off to the world.. at least she won't see this act of defilement..You open up your jaw and swallow the bone in its entirety, moving it about within you, baking and incinerating it into a fine ash with your inner flame. Withdrawing false saliva, you breath out the ashes in their entirety, holding them together with your smoke magic.."Right then.. I'll begin.."Kralle's eyes light up as you begin to mold and change the thing, tapping into what limited power of creation you have.. The mold begins to take shape..At first you begin to form it into some sort of goblin, yet Kralle's face says that you should think otherwise, you then try some kind of little bear, fur and all.. she sours at that..Okay.. You get a thought in mind.. and you think of her nearly insect-shape.. something a bit more dainty.. a bit more cute perhaps?...You think of a flutterby.. or a butterfly.. whatever the damn things are called that Jacob and Claire used to watch... Wait, why are you thinking about them right now?~We'll give this thing life..~/It'll be fun!/
>>26480021So I'm guessing the ~ and / each correspond to Jacob and Claire (although, specifically to who, I can't really tell at the moment).
Whatever they say.. You pull out the wings and the thing solidifies into a small butterfly that shimmers many colors, not unlike Arthur's Caladbog sword.. you shiver at that thought.. yet to your relief.. or perhaps dissapoitment, it doesn't peel away your flesh with a flutter, and it settle on the brown of Kralle's hair, a long wispy tail dangling down from the thing as an orb bears its wings.. It looks almost like a hair ornament.. until it smiles, exposing a set of vicious teeth..Kralle claps like mad and grabs the thing from her hair to look upon it, her eyes sparkling with wonder the thing as its color-pattern shifts to a skin-tone."Faefnir! It's sooo pretty, I love it! My friend can fly with me! This is awesome!" She lets it go to flutter before landing on her hair again and jumps up to hug you, her small form pressing against you as the giddy little demon goes on and on about her thanks with almost a zeal.At least she's grateful.. you smile...Once she's had her fill, she lets go and immediately starts teaching the thing.. things.. may be interesting what she chooses to do with the thing..You scoot over next to Madeleine, kneeling before her as the rest of the family goes about their bits if business, Wendel starts bugging Kralle for her new little friend..You give her a tap on her shoulder and she opens her eyes, seeing that its you, she removes her hands from her ears, pulls her knees against her chest and rests her head against her shoulder, relaxing slightly."Why, hello there Faefnir..."You lay a hand upon her shoulder, feeling the slow and sharp tingle from her flesh as her body begins eating away at yours. . . Yet you ignore the sensation. it hurts, yet its bearable," Are you doing alright Maddie?"
She gives you a little shrug," I'm not in as much pain anymore, Faefnir.. Madeleine's still hanging in here as well.. Though I'm feeling more like Ariel these days, Maddie's not giving up.." She buries her face in her arms up to her nose," It's interesting.. She's only been around for around a month yet.. she feels so much older than I ever was..."> What would you say... to Ariel?
>>26480219Oh what to say....it may be best not to dwell on her situation for now. How about some small talk? Keep her mind off of her problems.Just gotta think up of what to say....
>>26480219"I know the feeling, it's been only a month since I was born, and even less time since I was Faefnir and had a Family, but I couldn't imagine my life without them now. I think a lot of why Maddie feels so experienced is because as her you always were honest with yourself and with me. You spoke your mind, you lived your second life to the fullest, you saw what you desired and were willing to take it, you didn't hold back your emotions. You lived, you well and truly lived to the fullest.You're strong Maddie, and because of that I know that it'll all work out."
>>26480219If Ariel is the exorcist self and Maddie is the Akuma self, what would happen if they merge?Ask her what would make her feel better? Did watching family time make her feel better? If anything that the family can do to make her feel better, she should tell us. maybe we can find a solution.
>>26480219>>26480354Okay, got it."Maddie...Ariel. However we resolve this problem, you should know that our family will care for you no matter how you change. For now, I'm afraid I'm unable to come up with a solution to this task. However, I'd like to at least take your mind off of all this. In the next town we come across, we'll need to go into hiding. I'm not sure if you'll share the same....interests as you did before...but I'll be happy to indulge you for a while; you deserve it."
Anyone care to remind me why Hercules was required to perform his labors?I'm afraid I've... forgotten..
>>26480582.......he.....he killed his family..........it was only a 45, Duke.....
Rolled 10>>26480582They are penance for slaying his sons. He will also be rewarded with immortalityif he completes them.
>>26480604Ahhh, so that was it.. was it?Interesting... She's still with you. Worry not.
Rolled 69>>26480647Are those spoons on the Earl's hat?
>>26480662Why yes, would you like one?
>>26480677It's a trap isn't it? It must be a trap.How many of those pictures do you have?
>>26480702Enough of course, there are some I haven't even used yet..
>>26480677Spoons are the mark of the distinguished gentleman.
"I'm acquainted with the feeling, it's been only a month since my own birth, and even less time since I was given the name of Faefnir and had a Family, yet I couldn't bear to imagine my life without them now.." you look at the others, Edward's slumber, Wendel's casual drinking, Kralle slipping the butterfly down hi shirt and Kama pulling them apart.You both smile at these quaint little moments."I believe that Maddie's experience may have come from her honesty.. She hid nothing of herself.. in more ways than one." You look back to her, taking her hands into yours, that horrible burning returning.. yet you bare with it."You spoke your mind, and lived your second life to the fullest, holding nothing back. You'd see something you desired and had all of your will to take it.." You move one of your hands from hers and put it to her cheek."As well as protect it with all of your heart. Not even I could sway you. We may be demons, we may pretend to breath.. yet we are so very alive.. and so very free."Madeleine shudders in your touch, and you lean over near her ear, your voice a whisper," Fight on Maddie, I couldn't bear to lose you."As you pull away, she trembles visibly as she looks upon you, slowly nodding," Y-yes Faefnir... I'm trying.. I'll try so h-hard... I-I.. I l-love you..." She grabs your right hand tightly, searching for companionship.. yet the burn is there and her crushing grip begins to discomfort you.. moreso than before.As your hand slowly gives way, you wrap your other arm around her in a calming manner, hushing her," It's alright.. It's alright.. you're not alone.." She lets go of your hand and puts her arms around your torso.. Putting burns into your flesh....Something in you.. starts to snap...>Roll 1d100.
Rolled 29>>26480835well fuck
Rolled 97>>26480835Better not hurt our robot waifu
>>26480872Lets deactivate devil's luck
>>26480884Are you sure? This could be good...
Rolled 59>>26480905How could crit failing that be good? Anyone else?
>>26480905Curiosity trumps my sense of caution. I say, let it happen.
>>26480948The question is.. exactly what is it in you that WOULD snap..
>>26480964>>26480970For the better or worse, let it happen then.I won't forgive you if anyone loses an eye, or an orb.
>>26480970Ah. It's a matter of character development then.
>>26480991I'm for letting it happen. if we do end up starting to kill her, i demand we be yelling "I'm sorry" the entire time
>>26481027It's something breaking inside us, so I assume our programming is what's breaking.
>>26480970We might regret it later, but I'm for letting it happen.
~What a filthy touch..~ A female voice comments../Unclean... Destroy it.../ A male voice follows..Your vision glazes over and you stare down at the hideous thing embracing you, seeking to destroy you.. this hateful thing.. this tainted thing that would spell the ruin of not just you and your family.Your head hurts.You place a hand upon the thing's cheek," Why ever do you think that you have the right to touch me?" The thing halts and starts to let go, slowly looking up to you."F-faefnir?"A smile crawls across your face, as a whisper escapes your lips,"Who. Ever. Is. That?"You place a hand upon the thing's head and grip it hard, the most iron-hard of grips that you can possibly imagine, crushing your fingers into the thing's head."No, you have not right to touch me at all.." You say as it puts its hands upon your own, in an attempt to pry you off."It hurts, Please, stop Faefnir, it hurts! What have I done wrong?! What have I?!""Be silent.. I can't have you speaking of me with such familiarity, now can I?"The thing starts sobbing," Please, I'm sorry.. I'm sorry.. I'm sorry.. I'm sorry..." It continues on over and over again as you feel its feeble head start to give way.You feel a hand upon your shoulder, pulling you back as you shoot a look to see where it's from," Who dares-"It's a girl in robes.. cotton of some kind, and drab.. she holds a book in one of her hands."Faefnir, please stop.. It's Maddie.. What are you doing?"That name bores the piss out of you.. You curl your lips into an awful sneer," There you go with.. with.. with that name.. What are.."A child grabs your jacket.. a girl with a butterfly in her hair, and a middle-aged woman with blonde hair.. that seem so familiar..."Please stop.. Faefnir.. you're scaring me.. this isn't fun.. This game is for humans, it isn't for Maddie.. Stop doing that to her please.."
>>26481518The memories of Noah are taking over us. Wait, don't tell me that the dark entity is actually related to our Noah memory.
>>26481518Oh hell. WE were Heracles all along.
>>26481625oh god damnit.
>>26481518...I have to go and do stuff for a while and I come back to this.God damnit people. Can't leave you alone for a minute.
"Again... Why..."The blonde-haired woman clutches you, trembling," Please stop, she loves you.. Please don't do this to her Faefnir.."Pain stirs in your chest and you slowly let go of the thing's head to clutch at your chest.. "Why... Do you... keep.."You double over in agony, your chest and your head burning.- - - - - - - - - - - -You are within the dream again, the two moons in the sky closer to overlapping once more, in fact you see that they are actually jussst touching now... Whatever that might mean.. The hollow pallid moon, and the bloody shining moon..With a sigh, you realize that in this place you don't even draw breath.. odd thing.. you never noticed that before.Looking about, you are taken aback to see the two beings of light standing at your either side, causing you to fall back with surprise, the hand of the free children upon your back.You look back to them, feeling a tinge of relief, only to see that one is lying down in the dead grass near the grave, a shard of green jutting out from its chest.. it looks sick.. as though it's dying, yet it's hanging on..The iron mask upon the grave of Ivan is gone.. What that might mean.. you're not sure..The beings of light before you.. They seem to have something to say, yet they say nothing..> What would you say to them? Anything you'd like to check while you're here?You see that there are two graves near the outside of the forest...
>>26481651forgive us, for we were tempted.
>>26481690"Why is this happening? What did you do to me? What did you do to me!?
>>26481740Lets add to thatWhat can I do to help her?
>>26481690>2 gravesWe really COULD have handled that situation better. Nothing wrong with forced rehab, especially when the patients are mentally unstable.Say we won't hurt Maddie. That's important.
>>26481690Keep our voice calm, level, and very serious. "I would like some answers and at this point I feel I deserve them.First, how can I maintain control of myself? I am extremely displeased with the current state of losing control of myself and assaulting those I hold dear.Second, how can I help Maddie with the Innocence inside her? How can I alter it, corrupt it, or otherwise change it so that it serves our purposes rather than it's own and no longer fills Maddie with its own urges and desires? If that is impossible how may it be removed to no longer pain her?Third, what exactly am I now?Fourth, assuming that what you want to say to me is not already covered, what is it that you wish to tell me?"
>>26481690If we're smart enough to know that the iron mask being on the grave was an indication of the Asher's death, we should be smart enough to know that the Cardinal probably retrieved the Asher's Innocence.I REALLY wish we had remembered to take it with us.
>>26482129actually... the Innocence is at the bottom of the lake. maybe he'll miss it.
>>26482154Yeah, nah man. That's just wishful thinking.
You sit up, and rise to standing, the touch of the shadow children upon you helping you up. You look down to them gently with thanks, and turn to face the two entities, your mind burning with a slew of questions.."I would like answers." You say aloud, those words seeming to resonate forever, yet eventually fading out into the vastness of this space.The male nods," And we will give them to you if we have them."The female looks to the male and then to you,"Speak."Stern and unyielding," How do I control myself? I.. I can't protect them like this.. I can't keep.." You shake your head slowly, and you suddenly feel the female's hand upon your shoulder, her other hand over her own chest, where her heart would be. Her features become clearer.. yet are still so.. fuzzy.. Yet familiar."We have not the answer for that.. Though the memory within you has surface due to the bite of innocence.. Your body.. your bones.. Innocence is your antithesis, through and through. It'll remind you of that every time.."You slump your shoulders with a small degree of resignation,"I.. the memory.. then I.. I am-"The male steps forward,"You are you Faefnir.. it is.. we..."You fall to your knees at that," You are-"They nod at once and speak in unison,"Yes. We are Noah. We are Bondomu.. We've watched your family.. and find it.." They look to each other, almost in thought before looking back to you,"Quaint."
You shove off the female from you," How dare you.. How dare you look down on me.. me and mine.." You begin to back away from the beings and they simple shake their heads."You are wrong." The male says, matter-of-factly."It is only because of us that your family exists.. We have imagined your programming differently, and have changed the programming of those around you to reflect that. We're the ones that've made your family... and you... and we care about all of you."You put your hands over your eyes,"If.. if that's so.. then.. can you fix her? How do we fix the innocence inside of Maddie? Can we change it, destroy it, alter it in any way so that she isn't.. So that she...""She's dying at this rate. That is so." The female's voice resounds, as she slowly shakes her head."You'd need to destroy it.. yet it could only be done with the power of the noah.. Alternatively.."They both look at each other again.And both speak," You could let her exorcise you... Driving us out.. though possibly destroying you in the process."You look at them, incredulously,"What? What did you say?""You could let her destroy you, and free us. We are trapped here.. both as Jacob, Claire.. And Bondomu.. We wouldn't mind leaving. Within you, it's only you and the memory.. We can only look on and lend out what power we can scrape away from the memory..""You know that I cannot do them, they'd be lost without me.. They would die without me.."The man kneels down beside you," They will remain changed, they will remain free from Adam, and their fates would be their own without you to control them, as would ours."The man rises, looking down upon you," We can only hold the memory off for so long... Who.. or what you become is not something that we can predict.. However refraining contact with innocence would certainly stall the process.."
The female clears her throat and points to the sky," That.. that is how close you are to awakening.. when both of the moons overlap fully.. then the memory will flood out from you.. Nothing will be able to stop it."The two look at each other once more before looking back to you," Time grows short... Faefnir.. Any last questions?"> Yes... I've got one last thing to say...> No.. return me to consciousness..> Attack them..> Spit at them, call them liars. You won't be fooled by the tricks of Noah.> (Other)
>>26482424What happens when Akuma die?
>>26482437Wait, let me rephrase that.Where do Akuma go when they die?
>>26482456>>26482424secondbecause why not?
>>26482424They would remain changed. We would remain changed if we survive. But no new family. This would be the extent of our family. This would be all of us, from now until the day we die out. That's the only long lasting complication I see. It's sort of scary.
>>26482424"Can we aid Maddie and remove the innocence within this realm? Or must it be done in the real world?"If we can just walk over to the shadow child with the green thingy in it and deal with it now it'll be easier than calling in someone to help. Probably Alice, Alice likes us and can understand strange favors.
>>26482546This is a symbolic place within our mind.Anyway, ask them if we can, at the very least, suppress the Innocence's presence/Noah's memory using magic.Also, let's not call Alice. The Noah can be fickle. They hate Innocence and they don't have much cause in saving Maddie instead of outright destroying her.
>>26482610Do you have any other clever ideas for destroying the Innocence? We can't pull out full Noah power, except maybe when we're in the state where we have next to no control. We can give it a shot if you want, but in all likelihood we won't be able to fix it that way and we're on a ticking clock with her survival, she's dying and delaying will eventually end in a dead Maddie.I'm not saying calling Alice is a good solution, but it's better than the alternative as at least it's a chance. That's why I suggested Alice, she likes us, she's generally stayed out of the Noah bullshit jerking us around, and she might be able to do something for us. We can hardly call in Adam or Maashiima on this, and calling in Morgan to help Maddie could work but I doubt she'd want to help Maddie. It's either Morgan or Alice as far as I can tell. Though if you can think of a better way to deal with it do tell me. I'm curious.
>>26482721it's simple. we let made exorcise us. and pray to the dark infulence that we survive.
>>26482721Are you being snotty? Your tone suggests that you're being snotty.I'm not saying we destroy it using magic. I'm saying we suppress it somehow. We've got the Necronomicon (which isn't just about summoning undead), so why not give it a shot? Spells for binding and suppressing evil entities/magical power sources is pretty much par for the course as far as magic diversity goes.And actually think about how Alice or Morgan would react. Morgan may like us, but she still has her pride as a Noah and she hates Maddie. She wouldn't exactly take kindly to us requesting that she save Maddie.Alice is a creature of whimsy. Best to build up our relationship with her first.We'd have a better chance of attaining the cooperation of an awakening Noah.>>26482783And that's the story of how Claymore Quest started.Let's not rely on wishful thinking to get us through. For now, there's no need for an immediate resolution to this entire thing.And
"I.. have a question that's been on my mind.. for quite some time.." You slowly rise up, falling to your knees once more.. feeling so powerless in this place.. It's not yours, your body after all..The screeching gusts that carry on through the desolate wood, the shadow-children that dance through the woods of slaughter carrying on, and giving you only an occasional glance.Your eyes meet theirs, and the man's features become to come into form as well, so like your own human form yet noticeably... less refined.. It's like your past selves are speaking to you.. yet.. you're not them.. you're something else entirely and..."Where.. do Akuma go when they die?" The question leaves your lips.The two beings stare at you solemnly for some moments, and face each other once more.. having often done this as if it's some way that they communicate thoughts..At once," We.. do not know that answer to that. That would be something that you'd ask an Akuma that's been dead... and returned."Your question goes unanswered still.. Chasing at something that may not even be there..The thought occurs to you,"So.. if I.. somehow survived.. if the memory were removed..""We'd be freed, you'd remain changed, and your family would face the test of time, slowly dying out one by one due to one circumstance or another."That thought.. as much as you'd mourn the deaths of your current family.. To not have new ones entering your heart..."Terrifying, isn't it? It's curious that a machine would have these thoughts.. Faefnir.. do not get us wrong.. we do care about you, yet... We cannot lie to you of inevitability." "I understand," You look back to the suffering shadow-child, the representation of Maddie, no doubt," Is there a way to help her? To treat her with magic?""Our power cannot influence Innocence, though our touch can destroy it... If you can retain your sanity while the memory slips out.. We cannot guarantee her survival..""Understood.."
>>26482859Guys, we gotta get to the next level and upgrade our Willpower.
>>26482859I don't understand their answer to the last question; CAN magic help?
>>26482921uuuuuuuuuuuh.... about that. our attributes, like will power, locked at lvl 3. also, we can't currently gain experience, apparently.
>>26482950they're saying it COULD. but it's a long shot.
>>That's.......why I said we gotta get to the next level.
The two sit down beside you, and reach out to you with their hands, hands that you take into your own as you sit down with them."Faefnir, whatever happens.. We've had fun. Make no mistake that we too loved your family.. As well as you. The memory of bonds guides us as it has you.. And it's made us smile..."They are quiet for a moment..."The final alternative.. Is that you abandon them..The breaking of the bond will sever the memory's hold upon you."- - - - - - - - -You awaken later at a campfire, the corpses of bandits thrown onto a pile not far from a treeline.. You see the covered wagon of your family. Feeling momentary relief before the memories come flooding back in a moment as you clutch your face and contort your features with pain."Awake now Faefnir?" A familar voice hums beside you... With a turn, you see that it's Alice, sitting upon a stump with a teacup and her pinky finger extended, giggling down at you.With a snap to attention, you reflexively scramble away from her, causing her a frown,"Oh? Why the fear lovely dragon? Or perhaps I should call you acquaintance, no Friend.." She shakes her head, blond locks following," No, no, that won't work either.." She smiles, a shit-eating grin," Perhaps.. brother?"
"Y-you.. what have you done, where are they-"Alice laughs, her voice ringing out through the wood," Your family? Oh, they're all well and alright. It's night, they killed these naughty brigands that wanted to see their red spilled.. More than they asked for though it seems.." The girl Noah points at you with her free hand, gulping down some tea,"And you, you're out here because I asked for you. The White one spoke little, and the heavy one thought that I'd know better. So- here we are: speaking alone. They know not what you are though Bondomu." She giggles like a lunatic at that and you see Kralle peek out of the wagon warily along with Wendel.."Worry not, they don't know what you are, not yet.. then again, I'm not positive either, I'm just here speaking out of my bum. Say... did you know that things in wonderland could do that? It truly is a sight to behold.. and they are SO well spoken despite their flatulence.." She takes another sip of tea and gives a very.. british smile," Simply CHARMING they are."> You... Uhh.. Have control?
>>26482825A little bit snotty, mainly just looking for a good solution to this problem which seems to be on a time limit.I noted that Morgan would be unlikely to want to help, and suggested Alice because while she's a creature of whimsy that at least means she's outside the normal Noah family method of things.I'm more than willing to try out doing it on our own, looking for magic to fix it, but we may need to call in someone else if it doesn't work out and we run low on time.
>>26482963But they're not talking about magic. They're talking about us letting out the Noah memory. If it was mentioned that magic would be involved in the process, I wouldn't have asked my question at all. But it wasn't mentioned. Thus, my confusion.
>>26483022call Maddie over. we better get this done sooner rather than later.
>>26483022Sit with her, share bread and tea"I find those you would least expect to be the most charming Alice. If....if what you said was even remotely true, what would the Noah do with us? Would we be left to wage our own private war against God while they continue to hound us a possible threat, or would we finally be able to join without this fear and mistrust they have placed upon us?""My family is what defines me, but akuma I was born and Akuma i am still. Though if such an adorable sister wishes to call me family then who am I to say no. Please tell the Doctor sorry for any inconveniences and tell Morgan to work hard for the fight. Faefnir the Dragon has only just begun...<3 "
>>26483161First, we need to see where we stand.Honestly, how naive have you got to be to think the Duke is gonna give us such an easy resolution?
>>26483243not at all. I expect we will have to roll for it.
>>26483022"I'm sure they are quite charming, though I would hope I am even more so. But back on the subject at hand, I am and am not many things, but would happily accept you as my cute little sister should you treat me in kind. It would be nice if the rest of your family saw me as at the very least a friend. Would you care for some bread Alice? I am sorry to say that I have had little chance to develop new recipes of late, I've been quite busy, so I do not have anything new for you. My apologies. How fares the rest of your family? Morgan especially, I do worry about her. I am afraid one day she may stick her nose in a book and never find her way out. So my dear, what purpose has brought you from Wonderland to speak to a humble baker such as myself?"
>>26483161First we make smalltalk, see why she's here, chat about stuff.Then we bring up needing a favor, explain stuff to her, and work from there.We don't just throw a piece of Innocence in front of her and expect her to act in a helpful, she's still Noah, we need to give her time to prepare and plan for it, and also to talk to Maddie about it beforehand.
>>26483022>so, how's Allen/Nea?
Rolled 34>>26483427lets go with this seems the best tactic
>>26483427okay, sounds good.
"I am.. quite certain that they are charming.. though I would be quite pleased if I were more so.." You rise up, feeling a bit weak, battered almost.. yet still strong.. this is the real world, and this is your body.. your very strong body... You clench your fists and taste the cold air, taking on your usual composure.. You need to put on a proper front for the little miss Noah after all.She smiles a bit at that," Well, most are much more charming than the bum-speakers. It's just surprising that they are so." She gives you a shrug, and a roll of her eyes."You spoke to them, yes? The farmer and the baker? How are they? Are they adorable together?"You absently nod at that question, in the back of your mind.. you wonder how she knows such a thing, yet you hold your tongue on that point," On the subject, you would know that I am, and am not many things.. if you'd consider me a brother, I'd happily accept.. Yet.. what of the rest of the family?"At that, Alice instantly frowns, no scowls, no, the lines go deeper than even that, she grimaces! "It's unfortunate, the doctor is wary of you, mad even that you've got such an assembly of akuma under your command, and only growing in power.. That said, Maashiima is the same boring nitprick as usual, speaking doing to humans in his sermons.. Say, did you know that barrier wouldn't have been a thing if he hadn't told the crimson? You shouldn't have told Morgan of your plan, though it was an amazing thing that you did, I quite enjoyed that.. you were like.. like... a jabberwocky!"You raise your eyebrow at that.."Jabberwocky?"Alice nods fervently with a wide grin," Yes! Yes! Like a Jabberwocky set aflame in the fire of spirits! A sight to behold indeed, yes... I bet the lord pissed his trousers when he saw his dead wife go and do that!" She starts going off on a binge of laughter.. Only for you to realize that she got you caught up in her subject.
"So, Maashiima betrayed us..."She nods, sipping her tea," Yes, that he did. ""What of Morgan? How's she?"Alice gives a shrug at that and sips her tea again," Nose in a book as usual, more now actually. I'm sure that they both think you dead, having left with Ser Arthur like that. Maashiima seems to appreciate her focus on work, rather than be distracted by your flirtations.." She leans in at that point with a smile," Though, *I* think that your flirtations gave her creations more... spirit!" She leans back, giggling again and tossing the rest of her tea out, only to have a tea-kettle appear out of nowhere and fill it."I simply came to visit you, to see how the most curious Akuma in the land is doing.. Also, if you'd like to come to Wonderland..."> Accept her invitation...> Graciously decline for now.> Ask about Maddie.>Ask about her own feelings.> You have comtrol Faefnir.. what'll it be?
>>26483594>i guess accept....> Ask about Maddie.>Ask about her own feelings.
>>26483594So I know I was the only one who mentioned it, but I'm pretty sure most everyone here realized Maashima betrayed us to the Cardinal just from the dialogue between them, right?Anyway, we should bake some bread for Alice and ask her to share it with Morgan, Just to let her know we're alive. We can't have her identity be completely subsumed by the Noah.
>>26483594 Graciously decline for now.Ask about her own feelings. Ask about Maddie.Bake her some bread to go with her tea and see if we can get a cup of tea as well. We are a gentleman after all."Not right yet, I would have to think on such a decision and as well you know I have quite a few things going on. And I could hardly go without my family, and it would be impolite of me to ask them to come without even discussing the matter with them.I am honored and flattered by your invitation dear sister, and perhaps when my life is slightly less hectic, which should things go well will not be long, I can accept and see Wonderland in all its glory.I suppose I should not be surprised at Maashiima's betrayal and I share your opinion that he is quite a bore. As for Morgan, I am shocked and offended that she thinks me dead. Has she no confidence in me? I am Faefnir the Baker, I told her I was her monster, and she thinks me dead. Quite rude of her. Perhaps I shall return and flirt with her when I have laid down some plans, it ought to put Maashiima into quite a conniption. Before you leave remind me to bake a loaf for her. It would hardly do if she were to get lost within her books and never find her way out, a reminder of what we share would And what of you? What part do you play? You seem as much a wildcard in Adam's plans as I, if not more of one.I have a small trouble that I believe your aid would be invaluable in dealing with my sweet sister. As you may know my dear Maddie is in quite a state now. Perhaps even greater an oddity than I am. I'd rather you didn't tell the rest of your family this, but she has an Innocence within her, I should like it destroyed without harming her, a task beyond my abilities at the moment. Will you help me?"
>>26483707Addendum:I'm thinking if we can convince Morgan that it's better to retain her identity rather than to completely succumb to the pull of the Noah's Memory, like what Maashima is attempting to push her into, we can collaborate with her on finding a way to either slow down the process.Also, politely decline Alice's invitation once again.
>>26483762Gah, I hate it when I leave a thought unfinished."It would hardly do if she were to get lost within her books and never find her way out, a reminder of what we share would do her good. Perhaps it may reinvigorate her creations and research."And we may want to ask her to pass onto Adam when next she sees him that we have no desire to betray him or work against him, that we wish to be friends and allies instead of being forced to work at cross purposes.
>>26483861No, let's not do that last part.It would make us appear sniveling. And I DOUBT the Duke would be convinced by words alone. Gotta prove our mettle through action!
>>26483919Actions like saving a member of the Noah family from the stockades where Crimson Cross kept them. Or providing them with research material. Or helping them in a plan to collect mages to make the single largest game changer in their war, a game changer that we advised them on how to use properly.We've proven ourself an ally to them quite consistently. Adam seems to be a bit of a control freak, and because we're powerful and not under his control he's not going to react well to us. I suggested asking mainly to be a bit snide and point out that if we act against him it's because he started it and forced us into it.Also, Maashiima is a dick.
>>26483919like putting ourselves in harms way for the chance of getting not 1 but 2 new Noah to him?
>>26483996I'm sure if we were to get Bondomu out of us, he would happily listen to what they have to say. they definitely like us.
>>26483996>Maashiima can suck it, and only jerks have unnecessary double letters in their names anyway
>>26483996>>26483999Yes.There's no need to go out of our way to kiss his ass. We're polite and efficient. We'll go out of our way to provide comfort. But we're not going to snivel up to him.>>26484015Or he'll destroy us to free his siblings from their "pitiable state".Unless his feelings of respect towards us, the Akuma which houses Bondomu, is raised, he's not going to respect us at all.
>>26484044I can't help but agree with you on that one. Fuck double letters! This just makes me want to show up in front of him at some point in the future and flirt with every single family member of his right in front of him. No exceptions. Just to fuck with him.
>>26484059If he finds out and gets angry and is going to kill us all we have to do is say "Adam. Where do Akuma go when they die? Don't bother trying to answer, you don't know. What happens to the souls of those within the Akuma? Now if I am killed by Innocence, we know what happens. But if I am killed by something else, who knows? You may lose Bondomu forever. So think carefully before you attack me Adam, think carefully."It may very well be a bluff, but it'll make him think twice.
>>26484059well, he'll know sooner or later. and probably sooner since Alice knows. I mean, I love the girl and all, but i don't think she is big on keeping secrets.so, which is better? using a method that will possibly kill us now, or wait for the duke to definitely kill us later.
Alright, overlooking the choices now... Next post will be the last for tonight..
>>26484110Why would you think Alice wouldn't keep it a secret? I hold the opposite opinion.And you shouldn't act as if your predicative ability is an absolute. Other people have different opinions on the characters and the way the situation will pan out.
>>26484110Honestly Alice has been about the most reliable, friendly, helpful, and trustworthy of the Noah since we've met her. She's kept her word to us, she hasn't worked against us as far as we know, she has been polite and informative.She's a bit off, but I think she'll be able to keep a secret, she probably keeps a bunch of them, and she is both willing and able to stand up to Adam.
>>26484157because she seems like the kind of person who accidentally let's things slip. especially if we give her our bread. they are going to wonder how she got dark matter bread when they think we're dead.of course, this is all speculation at this point.
>>26484212You think she's a ditz.I don't. And seems like one other person thinks so too.We give her some bread and ask her to share it only with Morgan. And even if the worst case scenario you're currently presenting should happen and the other Noah learn that we're alive, that doesn't translate at all to her telling them that we're housing Bondomu in our body.
Interesting.. I've caught up and it seems that you're all a bit... stumped overall.. Between trusting Alice, and not..Along with at you'd like to say to her...Interesting..Though the initial responses seem to refuse the invitation and ask about Alice's feelings.. and of Maddie..A more direct question then.. Will you ask Alie for assistance in dealing with Maddie's innocence? A note on that, you'd need to find another way to get the memory out of you if you chose to... There's no telling what'll happen to you as you become one of the purest evils in this world...
>>26484212I think she's the kind of person to make it look like she "accidentally" let's stuff slip out. She is mad, but a touch of madness can conceal a lot of cleverness. Acting and being mad gives her pretty much free reign to do what she wants with minimal oversight. She's a smart cookie and can keep secrets.
>>26484296it's not that I don't trust Alice to not backstab us. it's that I don't trust her to keep a secret very well. and also, I doubt she hasn't noticed Maddie's... Condition.
>>26484296I can't trust Alice enough to take care of our problem with Maddie. We don't know how much the Noah memory has taken control of her; she still identifies as Alice, but.....I can't say for sure she wouldn't just destroy Maddie outright if she knew about the Innocence embedded in her. I mean, her first reaction to us mentioning our family was to "grimace". She may have just been reminded of how the other Noah are reacting, but who knows. Best to play it safe.I can, however, trust her to act as an intermediary between us and Morgan. Ask her if she'd be amicable to taking some of our bread to Morgan to share with her and to pass on a message of wanting to meet with her again. As it is right now, Morgan is the only one we know for sure who seems to be struggling to not let her Noah memory overtake her entire being.
>>26484379actually, since she is an awakened Noah, the she has the complete memory. but the memories don't control her, they influence her. every incarnation of every Noah is unique.now, when we talk about how Noah memory affects Akuma, things get... strange.
>>26484379The grimace was at mention of the Noah family. When talking about out family she was all smiles and laughter.
>>26484403Remember what happened to Tikki at the end of the Noah's Ark arc?The memory can surge through strong enough to completely take a hold of the Noah.Tikki was awakened, but he was holding himself back since he didn't want to lose the "human-loving" side of his personality.
>>26484379It was the mention of "her" family, the family of the Noah that she grimaced, what with Maashiima being a boring sod, Morgan thinking you dead, and the Doctor generally upset at the loss of powerful akuma under his control..I'm seeing votes to giver her bread for Morgan.. barring the subject of Madeleine specifically though due to her precarious situation...I'll make that easier though...>>26483022>The White one spoke little
>>26484449Maddie wanted to stay under the radar? Gotcha.
Would you gentlemen be averse to me picking this back up in the morning? I require a bit of sleep to get my writing back in shape, yet I am free to continue this.. Please let me know, and I'll compile a proper response for you all when I awaken..
>>26484472Oh sure, go ahead and rest. The guy drawing pictures should be back at that time too, so it'd be a nice way to end the thread.Also, archived:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26475577/
Rolled 35>>26484472Im alright with that.
>>26484472I am okay with this, for i too must rest.
Right then, I estimate 6-7 hours.A recess and a rest then my dears..Should your dreams grant you a new angle, do let me know! I'm aware that the current situation is quite precarious.. Though these things do indeed have more than one solution..Just a matter of where you seek your answers!
I've awoken.. I'll get a cup of tea. let's hear what'll be done now, hm?
>>26487445I'm the only guy around here currently. Got nothing to add to what's already been said.
You give a slight smile to the girl, or rather, a forgiving smile,"I must decline your offer for now.. Now's not the best time to adventure in your wondrous land.." You look to the pile of corpses and then to the covered wagon."Besides, I'd have to bring them all along as well, I couldn't just-"Alice flicks you right in the forehead, causing you to hold your head in pain.. that hurt.. that hurt badly.. why?"First thing's first dragon, when I give an invitation to Wonderland, it does not extend to friends and family. Tea parties are a private and formal affair you know. Would never do to bring a horde of manner-less riffraff to such a shindig.""What in the devil's name is a shin-""Second," Another flick to your forehead, and another jolt of pain."Ow, what are you-""Do not interrupt others when they are speaking, it is very rude! Your mother would be ashamed.""I don't have-"Another flick, almost, she feints this one on you,"Kidding! Those are the only two offenses I see.. Speaking of offenses..."She makes good on that flick,"The lion's gone and found her innocence hasn't she? You wanted help with it, yes?"You draw your expression, your brow furrowing at that, yet then your eyes go wide,"How.. how did you..""My condition for assistance.. a pinkie promise!""Pinkie.. promise?"The noah girl nods, a smile laced with all the insanity of the world going wide,"Indeed, you and eye shake our pinkies on it, as a human custom. If one or the other breaks the promise they receive exactly one thousand needles in their eye.. They must then cross their heart and swear to die! For never, must this promise be a lie.."You collect yourself at that, rising to standing, you adjust your clothes, dust them off, and emit at least some amount of elegance. You must remain composed after all."What my dear, are are the terms?"
Alice extends her free hand as she takes another sip from her tea, you see that the cup is in fact empty, and extends her pinkie finger alone," You must come with me to Wonderland the next time that I ask. In return, I'll do what I can to help out your little golden butter cookie!"You glower a bit at the terms,"Madeleine you mean..."Alice's smile deepens as her eyes open wider," Yes, that one, it is she that I would aid. I'll strive to free her of that accursed item with her life.. in tact! Is this.. most agreeable, my dear dragon?"> Is it Faefnir.. is it really?> No, it is not, I must decline this offer.. I'll take care of it myself.> Attack Alice, you can't have her report anything to the other Noah.> Ask a question..> (Other)
>>26488099Ask her about Wonderland.What does she want us to do with her there?
>>26488111And ask for an additional term; if we accept and she comes to take us to Wonderland, our absence should not result in the endangerment of our family, such as through the lack of our leadership just before an important plan....
>>26488111"Oh, you know.. play... Torture rabbits.. Attend tea parties... KILL THE RED WHORE... Typical.. wonderland business.. You won't be there forever after all...">>26488143"You're really not in the business of bargaining now, are you Faefnir? Is it a promise.. or is it a promise?" Did /tg/ go out for anyone else? How odd..
You know, we still have that most fascinating <3Book<3, maybe it holds the answers we seek, regarding the noahfication problem? With that said, I'm agreeing with>>26488143
>>26488217In that case, let's just promise. And give her some bread before she leaves, I get the feeling it'd be better to be on her good side when we enter Wonderland.
>>26488217"It's a promise. Now how does this pinkie promise go again?" Pretend to be hip by slapping hands and fistbumping.
You ponder it over a moment, her having refused your additional condition.. There's no helping this matter.. You extend your hand, going for a hand slap. She immediately catches on and follows you into a fistbump."What's good my nigga?" You're caught off guard,"Eh? What?"Alice giggle at that," Nothing, nevermind!" Before extending her pinky for you again," Wrap your pinky around mine and shake it, that's how you do the pinky promise! No handslaps or secret handshakes... Dawg..""I... Err.. What?""Shake my damn pinkie already.. Homeboy.."Your expression goes blank at Alice's increasingly odd antics, yet you reciprocate the gesture, causing her to smile at you sweetly," Right then.. Maddie, come on out! It's time to do some fixing!"The covered wagon stirs some, yet no one comes out. Alice looks to you,"Why don't you give it a try?""Madeleine, I need you out here. I've struck a fine deal!" You call out and she finally steps out of the wagon, looking cautious, like a deer ready to bolt at the slightest provocation.Alice leans over to you,"Also, don't tell them the details of our little promise.. I do love surprises.."You shoot Alice a look, before regarding Maddie once more as she slowly makes her way over, it's only then that Alice releases your pinky and jumps up to standing, throwing her teacup away with the sound of shattering soon following," Madeleine! My good and dear sister in law! You simply MUST tell me how you've been doing!"Maddie looks like she's at a loss for words as she stops in the snow, staring at the extraordinarily odd little Noah,"I.. I don't trust them Faefnir.. I've told you I-""Darling, darling you've nothing to worry about! I'm only here to help the dear Dragon 's family! Surely you can see that.." She flicks herself in the head," Interrupting is bad Alice.. No interrupting! It's bad manners.."
Madeleine looks at you as if she's about to cry.. or burst out laughing," I'm scared Faefnir, she's scaring me.."Alice bursts out laughing," Rightly you should be dear Butter Cookie! Alice is about.." She smiles sweetly at the blonde demon before her, tasting each and every one of the next words," To.. do.. some.. fix-ing.. on.. you." She ends with a point, and Madeleine bolts in the opposite direction."I love it when they run, she says with a look to you before falling down and into a hole," I shan't be long dear!"Well, if this isn't worrisome..> Anything you'd like to do..> Or do you trust Alice?
>>26488533Trust her for now. Given the extremity of the pinky swear, and the fact we just saw her punish herself for being rude, I highly doubt she'd go against her word. And if she goes rules lawyer and just goes with the letter of the word instead of the intent, then that means we'll be able to do the same thing right back.
>>26488533i'd say trust her
I'd say this is as good a place as any to wrap up the thread.. I'll put in for simply trusting Alice next time..Next time shall be Friday at 23:00 at that.Farewell gentlemen! You've been a ball!
So, before this thread dies, I just realized the humongous flaw in my plan for letting Maddie exorcise us with the innocence (though that plans seems to be null at this point, but I'll continue anyway.)If we assumed that it's just Jacob that needs to get out, at most we would be out of an original human form, which we could easily get another of. However, since it seems it's both Jacob AND Clair that need to be exorcised, there is the problem. I assume that both would need their souls as well, and since we are basically powered by Clair's soul, we can't exactly give that up and remain intact.
>>26489450Well, that's granting that she can't forcibly expel the memory and leave the other two alone.. though it's true, if they were expelled, you'd only have so much time left once again.. You'd also be touched by innocence.. which could agitate the memory..
>>26489887I wonder Good duke if it would even be possible for our akuma self and the noah memory to merge into one consciousness.
>>26491385You propose becoming the ultimate evil? How interesting..
>>26492028I love that. I wouldn't have it another way. We can't let anyone else carry that burden can we?