Last time: Alice hunted down Madeleine to play doctor! And Faefnir pursues the pair out of worry!Yet once there, he determined that the best course of action is to take NO action!Alice casually toyed with the raging machine of God that Madeleine had so become, her mind broken and torn by the spiteful creator!Our lovely little Road however ends the games by ripping the foul innocence from poor Maddie's body.Faefnir caught her as she fell..Yet all was not as it seemed..And so, tonight we continue this tale!First, Faefnir's stats and abilities!http://pastebin.com/rHJuHW12His lovely family! ~http://pastebin.com/w7sdhcqRAnd his wondrous tale so far! <3>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Akuma%20QuestWelcome to Akuma Quest, Gentlemen. We meet again!
"Jacob." You point at the luminous man between the two."I'd have you become the source of Maddie's power. And through that, bring us closer together. Will you comply? with my request?"Jacob looks to Clairem and she, to him, as they've done more often as of late. Words without voice.She ends up Nodding, yet He's hesitant," You must swear to me that we will always be together. It is the only solace I've had in my death.. And.." He looks back to her," The memory is still encroaching upon us.. I fear what might happen if we are apart.."You shake your head at that as the stars in this dream-like sky spin more rapidly than they've ever before," You need not fear this, For I will never let it happen.."Jacob approaches you with his body of light and puts a hand upon your shoulder," You've become.. a very respectable... creature Faefnir.. Your will is mine."----------------------You awaken and let Jacob's soul drip into the empty vessel with a touch of your hand upon her core. Finally, you give her a shock of pure dark energy t start her up.Once.. No reaction..Second... No reaction...You start to feel Jacob's Absence take its tll on you.. Your magic becoming.. less than complete.. Your mind fogging over slightly from the lack of dual-soul processors.. What if you had a Quad-soul? Must run like a dream..A third pulse of dark energy and the newly constructed Madeleine takes a deep breath, awakening.In a daze, she takes frenzied breaths wgile staring att he darkening sky... Before slowly letting her eyes sink down upon you.. Her eyes wide, yet her smile grows wide and almost knowing," Oh.. Hello there.. Faefnir.. Miss me?">What a reunion.. Your words?
>>26607848"More than I can possibly say my love. It has been far too long since you were yourself."Then kiss Maddie. After the kiss we should thank Alice for her help, and bake her a pile of bread.
https://twitter.com/Akuma_QuestAnother twitter post for good measure. I'll get it in the OP one of these evenings...
It's also worth mentioning.. Until you figure out how to rejoin with Madeleine, your Creation Engine's true power will only work when the two of you think of the same thing at the same time.The original Creation Oven's recipes are still available with Ash as a base as always,
>>26607915I actually wonder if Alice already knew what would happen to Maddie and actually planned on us remaking her into our other half.Now now, shouldn't we have the ability to combine with Maddie to form the Bondormu MegaKuma?
>>26607979I think it's time we play a little song
So. We'll be giving Alice some bread to share with Morgan, right? Can't have Maashiima brainwash her, after all.And a suggestion for the lie to we'll tell Fonso. Say that the priest at the Church betrayed us to the Order and that we kidnapped him since we weren't sure how much info was leaked to the enemy.>>26607848Ask her how she feels.
>>26607992A A suggestion for our combined name? How about.....Madir?
>>26608012I do agree on having some bread smuggled to Morgan. It ought to throw a wrench in Maashiima's attempts to fuck with her head, it'll amuse Alice, and it'll make Morgan more interesting. >>26607992It's possible, but I don't think it's what happened. She seems like the sort to keep her promises, it was a pinky promise after all, and she swore she'd try to bring Maddie out intact, and I don't think that this conclusion was her intent, though she is far from unhappy about it.I don't think we can combine just yet, but in time, yes.>>26608050I'd go for Madnir over Madir, and definitely not Faefleine because that doesn't sound right. But I'd prefer not to use a combined name most of the time.
>>26608050What? No :Jlaire/Jaclaire/Clacob/Jaclab.. Madir is actually nice, short and sweet. Those others are just silly... >>26607992I like that you've begun to assume that Alice knows things she has no right to know.. >>26608105What about.. Faeine?
>>26608134The alternative is that Alice can spy on our subconscious. She IS the Noah of Dream.
>>26608050I'd vote for a completely new name. Maybe Tiamat, the chaos monster that spawned the younger generation of gods.>>26608134Alice seem to know a *lot* more than she should. I tell you she is more than meet the eye. There is a reason most other Noah don't want to displease her. If she is anything like Road, she is probably aware of things that are secret to other Noah.
>>26608134What I'm really wondering is if we can ask Schwere nicely to use the necronomicon to get both of us a second soul for the processing power once she has had a look through that particular tome.
>>26608212Akumas can't use any soul silly. The slow process of corrupting and torturing the soul inside the akuma is part of what makes akuma stronger.
>>26608134Clob, Jaire. I admit it, those are terrible.How do you even pronounce Faeine? Is it one syllable, two? Is it like Faine or Fae-in? Also, Alice has shown that she knows stuff she shouldn't. She may seem mad, but she's clever, knowledgeable, and seems to have her own agenda that doesn't line up perfectly with Adam's. She's a wildcard in the Noah with plenty of free time and resources to pursue her own goals and because of her position in the family and her madness nobody digs too deep into what she's actually doing, and she'd needed for the family to function in a war due to her transport abilities so they can't really stop her even if they did know what she was up to.
so, gentlemen, now comes the question... Do we want to awaken? because I'm still totally for it.
>>26608212I don't think having another soul would matter, in terms of powering our Creation Engine.
>>26608264I say both us and Maddie awaken so we truly become Bondormu.
>>26608245One syllable, like Pain.>>26608280Indeed. Maddie is now your other half.
>>26608293I like it. now we just need to figure out how to shoot each other in the head after a creepy song with no guns.
>>26608280I was reading the whole soul loss thing as you get a general rank down to all your stuff but your oven is hit extra hard.>>226608240So we need to find another level 3 that hates us and then talk to Schwere about looting souls off of it?
>>26608293And judging by who has which Noah soul she might wear the pants in our relationship. Freud would have a field day with Faefnir and Maddie's relationship. We're a man with a woman's soul who used to have the soul of a man and a woman, she's a woman with a man's soul that used to be in us, though she used to have two woman's souls around.
>>26608359There is no other level 3 in the world according to the duke a couple weeks ago. There may be some level 4.
>>26608368What about the fact that both of those souls carry the same memory of a being that lived in both and female forms and was betrayed by god thousands of year ago?No one else for a brand new name in our combined form?
>>26608409Yeah and using the processor metaphor those things are pic related (sorry for the watermarks was closest I could find to what i was looking for in a quick search)
>>26608465That just makes our relationship even more complicated and weird. But there's love, and that's what matters.I'm fine with Tiamat, Madir/Madnir, or any other clever ideas that come up. I don't see us using a combined name all that often, at least not for a while.
>>26607848>What if you had a Quad-soul?i wounder if it would be possible to steal souls from people or akuma?
Holding Madeleine's human-form gingerly in your arms, you look to her tenderly.. This is now your other half, the only other black heart that pulsates in time with yours. Your sister, childe, and love all at once. With black tears streaming from your eyes, you whisper tender words, "More than I can possibly admit to my love.. It has been far too long since you were yourself."She reaches up to touch your face, to brush away those tears," No need to cry now Faefnir.. Where are the others now? Can we go back to them?"You nod, holding her hand to your cheek," They're back at the bandit's clearing, waiting for us. How.. Maddie, how do you feel?"Alice watches this affair quietly from afar, whilst sitting upon a black cloud, teacup in hand, idle sips and a giddy smile upon her face, as if she'd just been given the greatest present for Christmas..Not that Noah have christmas.."I feel like brand new, and warm.. so warm with you here Faefnir." She slides her arm around the back of your head and pulls you into an embrace," I feel absolutely wonderful. Thank you.."With a return of the embrace, you take in her scent.. Like a freshly butchered human.. just the way she should smell.. You smile at that while you bring yourself back to standing, offering her a hand to help her up."Well, that was interesting Bondomu, and Bondomu two!" Alice finally speaks up, thus somewhat ruining the moment.You look to her with some resolve in your eyes," I take it that you would have me come to wonderland now?"Alice's smile runs from ear to ear, her teeth a pitch black and her eyes a gleaming amber," Oh, nono.. That would not be interesting at all. I can't have half a Bondomu firstly." She raises a single finger while cocking her head to the side," The two of you will come!""Secondly.." She raises a second finger to emphasize her point," Coming when you're so ready will never do! Silly Bondomu, I told you that Alice LOVES surprises!" She laughs hysterically..
>>26608567Can we unleash the silly now Duke? It would fit that scene.
And so do you, except you aren't.. And she only expected you to be laughing with her.Amongst Alice's psychotic revelry, Madeleine tenderly holds your hand, looking to you with a tinge of sadness in her eyes," I see.. So.. We're both successors of the Noah now?"You're silent a moment, yet you nod.. Maddie's acceptance of the fact is her returned silence."Oh, come on! Come on Faefnir! Why aren't you laughing?! Oh, nevermind..." She starts to shift back and forth with a mischievous smile upon her face, and arms behind her back to push her flat chest up and out," I guess I just won't invite you to my wondrous land of dreams and despair then.. If you're so adverse to falling in..">Your response?
>>26608644I think this is the silly...
>>26608671"As much as I hate to spoil your fun, dear sister, can we please just get this over with? I have quite a bit I need to do."
>>26608689The silly is pocketed to replace a roll of your choosing.
>>26608671Wouldn't it be silly to ruin her fun after she saved our almost better half?I would answer with a: Surprise me. Spoilers.
>>26608671Start baking bread within our oven for Alice. And if we see a good opportunity give the girl a hug."My apologies Alice, I have had a long and trying day and my sense of humor is not at its best. Wonderland seems like an interesting place to visit, and upon a pinky promise did I swear I would accept your invitation when it came. Though that may be tomorrow, it may be a week from now, it may be even longer, it shall be a surprise will it not?Would you care for some bread my sweet Alice? And may I impose upon you to smuggle a loaf to Morgan, I believe it will invigorate her research and undo the work Maashiima has done to make her boring."
In light of these new incredible plot twists, any new theory on the nature of the dark entity that granted us the devil's luck?Could it be related to another Noah?
>>26608916Maybe we were just imagining it.
You look to Maddie for a moment and nod, a tired smile upon your face as you let go of Maddie's hand, and walk over to the nearest tree, broken and already having begun to burn from the small pond of flames that even now burns.As you begin incinerating it under your touch, you notice that the flames of the pond along with the blood begin to slip away, with a look, you see that it flows back to alice, through a space between her hands as she holds them together with a space," Silly me, Ladies must clean up their messes lest they look as slobs, no?""Indeed," Maddie answers, elliciting a glance from Alice," ah, so Bondomu Two speaks to Alice now, doesn't she?"You begin to convert the gathered ash into bread between your hands, feeling your Creation Oven's power slip through to do its work. "Indeed she does, and it was a fine mess you made, fit for a noble."Alice bows graciously upon her little black cloud," Why thank you, thank you! I only show my very best for family after all!" She shifts her eyes and puts a hand over her mouth as she mumbles," Well, the exciting ones at least.."You actually chuckle a little at that.. More at the entire situation.. Aid from such a fickle Noah.. Aid from a fickle member of your other family.. Oh.. How will you explain this to the rest of them.. The smell of your dark bread begins to drift upon the air.. A proper set of Binding Baguettes, Bouncer Bread, and Rampart Russian. Three of each and the entire tree is gone.
Balancing the loaves precariously, you turn towards Alice whom begins to clap her hands with giddy anticipation," Another surprise! Quick, quick throw them to the ground! I'll open up a few rabbit holes to catch them!"You're hesitant a moment.. To throw your creations of love upon the ground.. your dear bread.. Your refusal shows clearly upon your face, and the girl comments on it,"Come one, come on! throw it to the ground! do it!" She cheers, almost too happy with this whole thing..You finally close your eyes and throw the bread to the ground...Opening them slowly you see that all the bread lies in the snow, growing cold and wet at the same time.Alice laughs at you again like a lunatic," Surprise! I LOVE surprises! I love them for others too!"You glower down at the bread, biting at your own lip in subtle frustration at this little turn of events," I'm not making any more..." You mumble with a small amount of anger.Alice stops laughing and hops off of her cloud."What? No. Oh please no. Please no. If you don't make me more bread I'll.. I'll die! I'll just die!" She gets down on her knees, and brings her hands together to beg," Oh please, please, please make more more bread! I'm so sorry! I'm SO sorry Bondomu!"You fold your arms and look away, causing her to fall to her knees to beg further," Please.. I'll die so much.. I'll.. I'll.. " She looks up."Oh please, baby pleeaasse, Baby please, Please, please, Oh baby pleasssse!"You finally turn back to look at her directly, and she's back up, clearing hear throat, and starting to throw a few bows out to an invisible audience."Thank you, thank you. That was "Please" By Alice, otherwise known as the White Queen, with Bondomu On Bass.."You throw a palm into your face and then she's gone..Madeleine walks up to you, glancing here and there," Ah.. umm.. Faefnir.. What in the Devil was tha-"
"PLEAAAAASSSSSEEE!!!" A "Rabbit hole" opens up in the crater..With a glance t it, you can already feel the crazy slipping in and turn away...> Make the bread-waster more bread...> Nope. return to the family.> Take this chance to jump in Wonderland with Maddie.> (Other)
>>26609277Fine but on the condition you get some of the new batch to Morrigan. Hopefully that will help her out of The Noah of Boredom's grasp.
>>26609277give the girl some bread. I think she realizes what will happen if she wastes it this time.
>>26609277>> (Other)Bake her a special and unique bread inspired by Alice's madness. Use the silly on the required roll, if any.
>>26609277WAIT! THIS GIVES ME AN IDEA!let's play a prank on Alice...LET'S GIVE HER THE FRUITCAKE!
>>26609364If others second it, we can do this...>>26609390Why would you give ANYONE a fruitcake?
>>26609364I am actually quite okay with this. It sounds good
>>26609403like I said. as a prank.
>>26609277Dangle a few loaves of bread over the hole."Alice, I will give you some bread but you'll have to promise me two things. First, that you won't purposefully waste any more of my bread like that, bread is meant to be eaten and it's very rude to waste my hard work like that. Second, you have to share the bread with Morgan.">>26609390No. No no no no no no no no no no.>>26609364I'm alright with that, I'd rather not burn our silly roll on it, but using Alice as inspiration for some bread, that'd be interesting. It might make them more perceptive, knowledgeable, creative, and so on, for humans it'd just assault them with insanity and madness.
>>26609390Well, pranking Alice seems like a good idea to burn up the silly roll.Wait, lets call it just that: the silly roll. As in the silly breadroll.
>>26609390No we give her the fruitcake as a special gift for Maashima. He is one of the few creatures who deserves to sample that... Horrible thing. You know those special DLC gifts from Dragon Age Origins that utterly tank your relationship with a chosen party member. Yeah the fruitcake's kinda like that.
>>26609464I just thought of that. Giving it to Maashiima is a much better prank.
>>26609464Brilliant, for some reason sending our fruit cake to Noah makes me think of finding horseheads
>>26608567So we must be raising the Duke's eyebrows a bit. I mean, if he had shown up we totally would have taken his deal. And he KNOWS when he should show up for deals.
>>26609464Even though he deserves it we still shouldn't. All it'd accomplish is giving one of the Noah even more reason to hate us and fuck with us. It wouldn't really do anything good for us, it'd piss off Maashiima which could end badly, and it'd give him ammunition to use against us, he could poison Morgan against us using the Fruitcake as evidence of us being someone she should avoid.
>>26609514I'm pretty sure Akuma cannot take the deal again. Especially for other Akuma.
>>26609514Hmm? What deal?Alright..You may roll 1d100 for creating a unique bread for Alice..Or opt to use the silly roll...>>26609448>"Alice, I will give you some bread but you'll have to promise me two things. First, that you won't purposefully waste any more of my bread like that, bread is meant to be eaten and it's very rude to waste my hard work like that. Second, you have to share the bread with Morgan."This arrangement is quite doable..And are you -certain- that you'd want to have a fruitcake delivered to Maashiima?
Rolled 7>>26609582I am personally against having fruitcake delivered to Maashiima. I can see no practical reasons to do it and several ways it could turn out very bad.
Rolled 90>>26609582I say we take the "silly" way out of it hehehehe
>>26609542"Hey Morrigan come look at what your so called "dragon" has concocted with his pitiful baking skills.""You mean this fruitcake which is specifically labeled 'for Maashima' that you got after betraying him and leaving him for dead?""Yes what of it. This had better not be some pitiful attempt at logic or something like that."
Rolled 96>>26609582yes, send it to Maashiima. and tell Alice not to eat it because it's made "special" for him. emphasis on special. she'll get the hint
>>26609277Take the bread from the snow, put it back in the oven to burn to ash, and use the ash to make new bread. It will be an experiment.Begrudgingly make more bread for Alice but don't give it to her unless she actually sticks a hand out and takes it AND promises to bring some to Morgan
>>26609666ALL ABOARD THE SILLY TRAIN!
>>26609582His "bring back your loved ones and shove them into an Akuma" deal
>>26609666Time for Devil's luck inversion. I think that it might have something to do with those trips just saying.
>>26609582>>26609613We are excellent bakers.Also, no fruitcake pranks.We are gentlemen.Not children.>>26609683Disaster recipe 2?
Rolled 9>>26609683I seriously think the dice app that works in the background purposefully manipulate the rolls.
>>26609728no no no. let's use our silly crit for this.>>26609737yes, we are gentlemen. to people who deserve it. and come on, one little prank. after all, we ARE family...
>>26609728Are you sure that you want to trigger devil's luck?It could be... interesting..>>26609737 A baked good that causes madness in the Dark beings that consume it.. And enlightenment in humans.. Hey.. it works, right?
>>26609722It would involve summoning an Akuma from the grief of a second then jamming it in a new body then having it kill the second Akuma who is far stronger than a runt Akuma to form a third Akuma. I mostly made this post to see how many times I could fit Akuma into a single sentence
>>26609778actually. yes. yes, let's go with this. give THAT to Maashiima.
>>26609778Huh.I'm sure Alice will love it.
>>26609666Mashima will give it to Morgan. Don't do this.
Rolled 35>>26609805I don't think she could get actually any madder.We need a punny name. Down the rabbit roll?
>>26609787But he'd still know about us wanting it even if he didn't show upAlso, latter, we should totally try making bread based off how we think of Maddie, and another based off the Memory of Noah. Then we should use the silly roll to give that 2nd piece of bread to the Memory
>>26609800>>26609845Yeah. Let's not risk this. We don't want Morgan to go crazy.
What'll it be? Madness MadeleineCrazy CroquetteDelusion DanishHysteric HandrollPscho Cinnabun?
>>26609845not if alice INSISTS he eat it.
>>26609845Give it to Alice with specific instructions to make sure Maashima eats it before she leaves even if it has to be crammed down his throat. Just tell her it will make him a lot happier and less boring.
>>26609778Wouldn't madness for Dark Beings be a human standard moral compass and ethical dilemmas? Cue screaming, self pity, dispare and increasingly erratic behavior. Maybe some white knighting? Yeah, no.[/spoiler
>>26609884Okay this hive minding with you is getting kinda creepy bakanon.
>>26609877I like Crazy Croquette, it's got a ring to it.
>>26609877Oh no, they didn't pick to silly did they?
>>26609931There was a critfail and there's not a huge outcry to use Devil's luck inversion.
>>26609877>The C wordNow Duke, don't you remember what happens when you call Alice that?Maybe we should keep the disaster bread to ourselves. If Alice seems especially interested in it, we could ask her to do another favor for us. Like delivering our normal bread to Morgan and telling her that we wish to speak with her. And if Morgan comes to us and once we tell her whatever we want, we can also tell her not to eat our disaster recipes and safely give the disaster bread to Alice.
>>26609903We've already seen where white knighting leads Akuma. Namely outcast and suffering a prolonged extroardinarily painful death.
>>26609877I like Madness Madeleines.But still, why don't no one notice my punny names?
>>26609877The "I'm-So-Sorry Strudel"
>>26609951She doesn't like being called mad. Because rarely is she angry.. Until you call her as such.Writing now...
>>26609916maybe we're... BONDOMU!?
All this critfailing reminds me, couldn't we bring back our dear Ivan if we find a suitable soul and vessel?>>26609977Yamete onii-ciabata
>>26610043Only if his dark energy core were intact. Remember that Akuma "souls" are purely physical. It's only the power source that's immaterial.
>>26610043I love how in the context of the show the pic is from it is a horrendous failure but for this quest it would be a glorious success.
>>26610043Madeleine's full resurrection was only possible because her core, her "black box" of sorts was left in tact within her remains. Ivan's been long dead and core lost. you'd only be able to make a facsimile of who and what he truly was.. You'd be better off making a new Akuma... THough that can no longer be done with Madeleine's help and precise synchronization of thoughts.
>>26610112Well, we do have the necronomicon. There is probably more than a few tricks in it to bring back all kind of dead things.
>>26610112well, you know what they say. practice makes perfect.
>>26610112>THough that can no longer be done without* Madeleine's help and precise synchronization of thoughts.
>>26610150Sure, but I'd expect that to be limited to spiritual entities. Akuma in and of themselves are purely mechanical, unlike humans for example.
>>26610197maybe use the book and our own powers to make something entirely new?
>>26610177Pic related>>26610197Unless we snatch it from the past, moments before it was destroyed. Who knows what kind of weird shit we can do with a book inspired by beings from a higher plane of existence.
>>26610249Sure? You thinking sentient, ensouled, weaponized memes also? Seems like a good way to undermine both god and the Noah elements that may chose to oppose our family instead of embracing us as they should.
>>26610321Huh, hadn't considered straight forward temporal hacking would be covered in /that/ book. Let's see how sane the family Mage remains after studying that thing.
>>26610372pretty much, but really comes down to what we can do with the book
A devilish idea sprawls across your mind as the madness slips into your head, intermingling with your circuits. You look upon the hole once more and turn to Madeleine," My dear, would you please be so kind as to bring me a tree?"Madeleine gives you an almost knowing smile, a bit touched by the grip of madness herself," Certainly my love, what do you intend?""Oh, you shall see..." You chuckle as you look upon the plane of Madness that is Alice's Wonderland, her voice ringing out, almost giddy."Oh, you're going to do it?! THAAAANK YOU!!!"You raise a hand, a single digit extended," I have conditions however.. First, you shall share the bread with Morgan during a tea party!""Yes! Yes! That's wonderful! that will do nicely!"You raise a second digit as soon as she quiets," And second, you shall deliver a speciakl gift to Maashiima, one that will bear the delightful gift that your wonderland has to offer! Certainly, he should become.. rather interesting?"You see a stir in the distorted hole and Alice literally shoots out of it at you, arms extended and her face smiling..You full to the ground, tumbling backwards once she hits you with the flying tackle, with her coming out on top, giggling fiercely,"You're a good one Bondomu, a really good one. I knew that we could be the best of friends again!"Wincing with a touch of human pain, you look at her, quizzically," Again?"
So duke, I'm forming a plot in my mind now about how to free Bondomu, power ourselves up, and maybe allow the creation of more Akuma. Here's the abridged version since I'm on my phone.-acquire extra souls for extra processing power, via either merging with L1s or eating despairing souls, more on that when I'm home from Work. -once we have the power to support ourselves, make a blank akuma and transfer the souls of Claire and Jacob into them--either destroy the newly made akuma or trick an exorcist into purifying the souls, freeing BBondomu to reincarnate againddepending on how that works out, maybe place one soul from our new "cloud processor" into the empty shells, and bam new L1 Akumastill needs some ironing out, but it may work.
She nods, sitting on top of you," Uh, huh. We've been incarnated lots of times! Lots, and lots! You were alone until I found you waking up..." She touches your forehead, a cross-shaped hole there. Only now do you realize how much it hurts, she pulls her finger out of it."I was alone until the Doctor found me.. Maashiima was alone until the Doctor found him.. Morgan was alone until you found her.. and you.." She looks over to where Madeleine's coming through, dragging an entire tree with a partially transformed arm and a gold and black gauntlet stabbed into it, dragging it effortlessly with one hand."Well, you were never really alone were you?" Alice looks down at you, a sudden lucidity to her eyes,"Last time, we played a lot, though you weren't a machine like this.. Though of course, there were two of you. I was an adult and you, a child..Though when they came for the Noah, they had gotten each one of us alone.. And I died after bringing the Red Queen into Wonderland.. She killed me there, and it's why my little tea-parties are so private.. That's the only place that I'm weak..""What are you doing to Faefnir, Alice?" Madeleine growls as she throws the tree to the ground, causing a small tremor.. Alice blinks off of you and throws Madeleine a coy look with a finger to her mouth," Oh, meee? Just whispering sweet nothings to you Bondomu.. You're both making me so happy!"
You rise, staring at Alicer, contemplating her words.. and your identity.. your other identity.. the one that you've now shared with Maddie..Yet you push those thoughts away as you get to some demonic baking!You incinerate the tree with prejudice and form the conventional brad for Alice, handing them directly to her as she slips them through a rabbit hole personally.You finally put your thoughts forward into a new creation.. a baked and fried treat for one such as Maashiima...You smile, feeling the mad reality of Wonderland slip into your work, distorting the product in ways that you could not even conceive..DISASTER OBTAINED!>Crazy Croquette: A delicious savory little breadcrumb covered thing that contains pure madness for the beings of darkness that dine upon it, manifesting in a variety of ways... Cures insanity in humans, and makes them notably Lucid... An odd product.You hand a small batch of them over to Alice," For no one else, but Maashiima."THe little lady smiles, and gives you a small bow with her hands extended," Indeed, only for Maa-shiii-ma!"The product is passed, and Alice slips away to do your deed..."Thank you!" Rings through a rabbit hole..>Next?
>>26610437The only barrier is our imagination.
>>26610681Huh. The Red Queen is an Exorcist.
>>26610695"You're welcome Alice."Then give Maddie a kiss. "Shall we return to the Family, they must be worried sick about us."Head back to the Family, let them all know that we are well and that Maddie is back in proper form, let Schwere know she can begin research on the book whenever she wishes. And we'll be headed North in the morning.
>>26610710I now want to see that the Ark's portals have a broken chameleon circuit and therefore always appear as blue police boxes. Sorry for the extreme tangent sleep deprived and wound up going through a few drafts of this post.
>>26610780I support this.
>>26610760Not just any exorcist. Look she is either a general or some form of living innocence. Nothing else could kill a Noah. The queen bitch if you prefer.From the looks of it, the Red queen can purify or reprogram akumas and other monsters.>>26610780>>26610845So do I
>>26610780We should probably also let them now about our status as Noah.
>>26610860A general you say? Hmm.. I wonder how Arthur is doing.. >>26610876I'll require net-votes for "yay" to carry this motion.
>>26610876No, better not, unless the situations asks for it. Also Duke, I have a question:Was the innocence in Maddie really killing her or was it a ruse?
>>26610906Ariel's disposition toward you was a ruse until she could take full control. As a soul that had been tortured to level 2, close to level 3 stage, she had a particularly nasty knife that she wanted to dig into your back..
>>26610876I think we should probably keep that a secret for no- Alice already told everyone. Didn't she?
>>26610946I guess she didn't enjoy tarting it up hehe. Or was it the innocent killing?This begs the question: what level Maddie and us are right now?
>>26610897I figure we may as well, honesty is good in this situation, we don't want to hide something this big, especially since it'll crop up sooner or later and eventually it'll come out of the bag whether we want it to or not.Also, Wendel and Kralle were right nearby when Alice was chatting with us about that, they probably heard. >>26610946But now she is returned to us, now she is Maddie again, she is the one we love.
>>26610946that little bitch. she should have been HONORED to be our trophy. ah well, at least we still got her sister's body. that's still a bit of 'fuck you' to her.
>>26610946>and to think i liked that nasty little wench, Maddie 4 unLife
>>26610946Hehehe. Bullet dodged.Alice took the Innocence, right?
>>26611052I think a little "fuck you" is what this stuck up bitch needed. SHe didn't even like our wonderful baking buns..err...puns.
>>26611090im pretty sure she destroyed it, she said she'd remove it not remove it intact
>>26610946Yeah that's pretty much what I was expecting as absolute worst end of that plot line. That or Madeline self destructing as she realizes Ariel is taking control.Also WMG guy here I am now tripping.
>>26611031You're both L3V3L W..An anon figured it out in another thread.. Why it's W... Say it.>>26611090She smashed it into dust.>>26611110>WMG?
>>26611131Double U, and it was me Duke.Surpised no one else picked up on it.
>>26611110Apparently filling the trip field with Emoji leaves you with no trip
>>26611146I kept saying it as "Level Wii"
>>26610948Alice didn't tell anyone.>>26610897Maybe we can tell Schwere and Armbrust/Dennis for now, since they're shaping up to be our seconds.>>26611131What does Maddie look like now? The same, except black and gold?>>26611146If that really was it, I thought of it too, but I was on a phone and I didn't really give much thought to how significant that was to our character aside from the fact that it had "Double" in it.
>>26611131Wild Mass Guessing. I analyze new data and come to unusual but plausible conclusions.
>>26611186Oh hell. I just understood it. Fuck.Fuck you Duke.Fuuuuck.
>>26611199It was pointed out a thread or two ago.
>>26611225That doesn't change how indignant I feel.
>>26611186From what I gather, its "Double You" because we are stuck in stasis by our two natures that are emerging. We are both akuma and Noah and we have to choose.
>>26611186She didn't tell anyone, except for telling us while Kralle and Wendel poked their heads out of the wagon nearby.
>>26610946This reminds me now.Jacob and Claire are actually "happy".So.Are we (Faefnir and, now, Maddie) not powered by despair?
>>26611261Actually I'm kinda surprised that we are still at L3V3L W I had surmrised it was from trying to contain both halves of Bondomu within ourselves.
>>26611386The soul inside us are Noah. It's kinda a weird situation. I don't think the souls are actually tortured or corrupted by our Awesome Akumas Adventures, if anything, they should be empowered by what we do.
>>26611441That's what I thought. What I'm wondering is, if we get more powerful, does that mean the Noah Memory is getting more powerful as well?
>>26611490That may be why we are now stuck at level W.Also, wild mass guessing:Why doesn't the doctor ever show any skin at all? Is there a dark or silly secret hiding underneath?
>>26611535Hey that's my schtick. Also it's more maintaining anonymity for his human cover at least in canon. There is actually a short bit in the manga where you have the Duke out of his suit acting as an actual duke in canon.
"You are very welcome my dear Alice.. Do stay in good health." You say with a gentle inclination of your head to the little hole."Will do, keep in touch Bondomu, and keep my little ringy-dingy safe, okay?!""Always."The hole closes and you immediately turn to Madeleine, whom has an almost lost expression upon her face,"So, we're really one of-"You grab Madeleine by the shoulder and pull her into a kiss, that human custom that you had shared when she was dying.. It doesn't hurt this time, and the two of you remain like that for a while, in each other's arms, and mouths locked together in a tender union.You pull away, yet she keeps a hold upon you."It doesn't change who we are.. And we're together now without God's interference.. The Lion and the Dragon.. Just the two of us.."She nods against your chest,"Just.. the two of us.. I like it.. Though I prefer our entire family more," She chuckles a bit at that. We should go." She draws away, taking your hand and leading you."Do you even know where you're going?", your feet pick up into a run at her pull.Without looking back," There's a fire, I see it. and your tracks in the snow are here too!"Speeding through the late winter's night, you soon rejoin your family. The children spring out of the Caravan, with Kama yelling after them. Kralle's faster of course, and Maddie receives her own flying tackle from the girl, her chromatic butterfly fluttering after her.Wendel stops short and takes a swig of his jug, with a bit of trepidation," So.. Maddie.. you're.."Your other half smiles at Wendel as she moves Kralle to the side, holding her in one strong arm,"Yep, I'm me again!" You come around to see her smiling and Kralle hugging Maddie around her neck.Kama comes out warily, and Denis comes out, walking forward, the ex-guard speaks," The children can touch her again.. she is.."
You plant a kiss on Maddie's cheek and throw an arm over her shoulder," She's back!"Kralle echoes," She's back! She's back!"Kama and Denis break out into a run, coming in to embrace Maddie. Schwere soon steps outside, looking at the display with Andrea coming out next to her, taking a seat at the end of the wagon."I'm so glad that we can kill together again, I love it when you step on the heads of the people that I make crawl." Cries Kama."Hey, What about me, Mama? Maddie wouldn't stomp me!""I didn't mea-"Denis actually laughs, he laughs with tears of joy,"After Faefnir snapped on you.. I wasn't sure what we should do.."Maddie pats the normally stoic-man," Now, now, that wasn't even me Armbrust.. I'll hold up a human for target practice later on, what say you to that?""It's really you Maddie!"Once the group's gotten that out of the way, Kralle starts teasing Kama about her wanting Maddie to kill her, and You and Maddie walk together with them to the wagon, you conjure a lazy fireball to toss at the pile of bodies, blasting them and setting them aflame at once.Everyone cheers at that, save for Schwere as she still clutches that odd book. Once Maddie comes close, Schwere walks up to her slowly with her face contorted into an almost guilty, upset sadness.She wraps an arm around Madeleine and places her head over her shoulder, now crying freely," M-maddie.. I thought.. I thought that we'd lost you... I thought.. You wouldn't.. That you wouldn't come back.."You feel a sick churn inside of you.. Indeed.. she'd have been right.. right if you hadn't defied the very will of god.. You betray your thoughts with a self absorbed smile.Denis gives you a pat on the back. And you look to him, he nods to Maddie and then looks to you," Well then, Are we still going North? To Scotland and what have you?">Do you still really want to go to Scotland?(North)>Or is London the next destination? (South)
>>26611588I remember that. Didn't he give/buy some bread?>>26611626Scotland!
>>26611626>>[x]Do you still really want to go to Scotland?(North)This, then find an old abandoned castle and startt studying the necronomicon.
>>26611626To Scotland. Spend a few years building our status, causing paranoia about the crimson order and infiltrating the palace and then we can go to London in style at marching pace.
>>26611701You know, isn't it utterly uncanny how the order finds us so fast every time? I wonder if they can detect dark matter use or if Maashiima...wait, that not possible isn't it?
>>26611626TO SCOTLAND! SO WE CAN BE RUDE AND CALL EVERYONE A BASTARD WHILE WE MEET THE 1400'S SHAUN CONNERY!
>>26611743The only problem with scotland really is that if we get a new form in scotland, it's likely to be redhead. I wonder if we can use redheads to create more akumas?
>>26611664Hmm let's see•reality warping horrors beyond mortal reckoning:check (the family in general)•Crazed occultist studying a forbidden book:check•The implication that this is but the tip of the iceberg and humanity is doomed:checkGuys I do believe we shall find a nice town to go and make hybrids in(ala Fonso) and who knows we might manage to inspire some bloke by the name of Lovecraft to record our deeds.
>>26611729It's because we were going to towns where the Crimson were stationed (it's not an absolute guarantee that Exorcists would be there as well, but as was indicated before, it IS a higher possibility). Our first town, Temes, had no Crimson stationed at it and Exorcists only visited it after receiving rumors of monsters hunting people outside Temes' walls.If we can get out of the Crimsons' influence, we're more likely to encounter less Exorcists.Arthur may try to follow after us. Who knows. He has no idea of where we went, but we should be careful and lay low until we make good enough distance away from Florin.
>>26611776Andrea was a redhead... Then again, she was the summoner, not the summoned... It could explain her lack of fear.. Heh. That was already explained though..
>>26611776Don't you know? Red heads are soulless.Also, guys. The lie we'll tell Fonso if we choose to actually talk to him some time soon? Shall we do this?>>26608012
>>26611822You raise a good point. What the hell do we do with this cursed (not) dead weigth?
>>26611776>redhead form>problempick one.
>>26611822A good point.You are headed for Scotland, it may be about time to deal with the gypsy..Shall you make him a stumpy, save for the hand? Shall you try to tell a GYPSY a convincing lie as to why you had kidnapped him?Maybe you'll just kill him? Throw him away?The choices.. the choices..
>>26611626[X]Do you still really want to go to Scotland?(North)"Scotland sounds interesting, there is sure to be much to do there. London is likely abuzz with activity and paranoia, on hearing of what has happened to Florin they will probably be on full alert and pulling Exorcists to protect their sorry hides, so we simply do not go there, we will have no lack of slaughter to the north. And some peace and quiet to research would do us good."And to Schwere. Give her a hug. "Schwere, I could not accept that Innocence, that Exorcist, hiding within Maddie's form. It was not easy, but she has returned to us, we have spat in God's eye, and I would have done the same for any of my Family. Now wipe your tears away, we are a Family again, we are whole, all is well. We shall hunt together once more.That book you have, feel free to open it and study its words without reservation. I held you from it because I did not know what effects it would have had on Maddie at the time, the situation was rather delicate for a time.">>26611848We find out how to make more of him. And then we seed the North with weapons against the Crimson Cross, if Morgan behaves we can even have them work with the Skulls to aid in raising Akuma and attacking the Crimsons.
Rolled 90>>26611856I was talking about a male redhead form. But a female redhead form could be actually nice. We could become a young redhead girl and have tea parties with Alice.>>26611875Lets peer in the necronomicon for any mind affecting magic that could help us with "taming" Fonso. Preemptive roll.
>>26611875give fonso our enlighten bread>>26611919time to put that book to use
>>26611919>Lets peer in the necronomicon for any mind affecting magic that could help us with "taming" Fonso. Preemptive roll.Brilliant Sir,
>>26607827Oh hey. I just noticed the updated pastebinsIt says Faefnir's Noah form is UNACCESSED.....I assume that means we DO have access?>>26611875I'm all up for telling him this lie>>26608012We were betrayed by a priest (true) and we did not know how much information was leaked to the enemy (also true), so we kidnapped Fonso because we'd rather the Crimson and Order not study him to look for any weaknesses they could use against us.I can't tell if he'll be able to figure out that we kidnapped him before we enacted the plan, but if he does, we say we had no choice but to follow through.And then we use the silly roll.Also. BEFORE we wake up Fonso, we better tell the Family here and now what they can and cannot discuss in front of him.
>>26611951Pretty sure that he'd randomly alternate between enlightened and batshit insane. Not sure that particular drama would be amusing.
>>26611919actually... a redhead form might be a bad Idea with alice... I have a sneaking suspicion that the Red Queen is a red head... and possibly a fire crotch
>>26611988or it's open his eyes to the truth
>>26611988No what we need to do for the entertainment of the family is feed him a binding baguette. If we get the full bipolar effects as predicted then it will open up old wounds while healing them at the same time for maximum hilarity.
>>26612084W-wha, we're not trying to torture him.
>>26612022That would count as enlightenment I think (note, I consider "enlightenment" to be objective and not inherently favoring the side of god or Noah). You're forgetting the influence summoning an akuma had on his soul. Don't forget the power in his hand.
>>26612084no, we want him alive
>>26612084>let's kill the research subject!>we can just find another unique guinea pig anywhere we go!Morgan had never seen anything like him, let's not kill him before confirming that we can replicate the phenomena at will.You may need to be a Noah that summoned you're previous life as an akuma to pull off Fonso's little trick. Try setting that up at will.
>>26612220Was intending it as nonlethal what with the bread effectively negating itself. I apologize if that did not come through.
This surge of what to do..All so very interesting..Now, it may take Schwere some time to fully ascertain the spells within the tome. You'll need to decide what to do with Fonso excluding that book for now.That said...You can..>Lie to him.. The most convincing one referenced here>>26611969Along with telling the family what's not to be discussed.> Feed him the Crazy Croquette for enlightenment.. or madness..>Please check off all that you'd like to do.And link to this post for tallying.I apologize for the time between some updates, however the discussion between Evil gentlemen is just a fine thing to read.. And let run its course..
>>26612273So anyway after disastrous failure of my last idea I think we test his reaction to our bread with that thing. You know the one. I have a feeling he would dismiss it as a fairly mediocre dish.
>>26612281Let's lie! Our Personality is maxed out, so hopefully that will help in counter-acting how mad he may be.
Rolled 2>>26612281>>[x]Lie to him.. The most convincing one referenced here>>26611969We can embelish this by saying that kidnapping him protect both him and his family.>[x] Feed him the Crazy Croquette for enlightenment.. or madness..If all else fails
>>26612281Start with >[X]Lie to him.. The most convincing one referenced here >>26611969Don't immediately feed him various breads from our oven, first see how he acts and establish a baseline of normal behavior.Then see how he reacts to a small portion of Bouncer Bread and then afterwards a small portion of Russian.Once we have results from that we can move on to trying the Crazy Croquette on him and seeing what happens.
>>26612281lie through our fucking teeth.
>>26612281[X] LieNo special breads for the boy, for now.>How long do bread effects last anyway?
>>26612373Depends on the food and amount consumed.You have no idea how long Crazy Croquette lasts.
>>26612281Duke, a question. You said before that the whole bread needs to be eaten for the full effects to take place. I take it that it's the same for the disaster recipes as well?
>>26612281Lie to him and give him a fruitcake to eat in order to judge his reaction to it.
Rolled 30>>26612392It must have a pretty insane duration.Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha*gasp*Ha Ha hahaHAhahhAhAHAH
>>26612392Wait, Crazy Croquette has a duration? Since its a failure bread I'd assumed its effects we're permanent...great, now we have to deal with direct repercussions form Pity.
>>26612401Yes, though the Croquettes are noticerably smaller. Bitesized even.Though, yes, you could grind up the product as crumbs and lace food with it for more subtle effects.>>26612431 Alice would need to bring him to you, or the other way around. In any case, only she has a bead on you. As it's been said before, she is a very important member of the family, second only to the doctor. We're going with the lie, and no bread... yet.
>>26612281Let's not dick around with bread shenanigans. [x] Keep him sedated and study him when we have a chance while we travel. There's no way he's gonna keep buying all our lies, and he's obviously gonna catch on that we're not people he wants to be around when we start massacring humans.>>26610675From earlier- it was pretty much stated outright that losing our Noah souls would be a Very Bad Thing for us. First and foremost, it means that we become unable to make new Family members, because that's part of our Bondomu powers.
>>26612431Alice may visit us again if it seems like the effects are wearing off.In either case, I'm thinking the next time we see her, we should ask her about the Red Queen.
Oh yes, I'll also let you all know, that I had originally planned for Alice to hate the shit out of you good men.. However, you were all extraordinarily polite to her and Morgan given circumstances..
>>26612484like just how red she is so we can avoid a redhead disguise if necessary.
>>26612471Eh yeah changing vote to this.
>>26612503You underestimated /tg/'s love for women, Duke. Even little women.Not that I suspect it would have made much of a difference if she was a little boy instead.
>>26612540 I transferred all planned bitchiness from her over to the Pity. I think it worked out for his character since you all hate him and think he's selling you out ever time you smell crimson or exorcist..
Rolled 13>>26612591How far from the reality would that be?
>>26612621I'm afraid I can't answer that my good anon...
>>26612591I didn't think that.Though I do think he wanted to get rid of us so that Morgan wouldn't be distracted from her work. I mean, I see no other reason why he'd tell Arthur of our plans otherwise.
>>26612503Once again, our baking skills pay the bills. >>26612621He's probably got better things to do than hover after us like our personal Draco Malfoy. He'll probably dick us over if we meet up again though.
>>26612591That's because he's a douchecanoe. To be honest Alice is far more valuable than Maashiima. She's the second most important member of the Noah Family, and likely more independent from Adam than any of the others, except us. I'd put Morgan at third given how Skulls are going to really change the game, losing out on Maashiima liking us is a small price to pay to have those two like us. I'm glad I was one of the ones who immediately suggested giving Alice a baguette the moment we saw her. Being a gentleman has really paid off with her.
Maybe we could grab some farming tools and some seeds at the next town, as a gift for Maddie.
>>26612994Maddie may not have developed a taste for farming. It's a possibility that's up to her to follow up on.
As everyone enters the wagon once more and pulls it shut to keep out some of the chilling air, Madeleine puts her arm around you and the two of you cuddle up against each other. You enjoy feeling whole again through her touch... Yet with all the demons sitting down with their backs against the wagon.. There lies the the still unconscious Fonso drifting in and out of a venom-induced stupor.Kralle looks to you from across the wagon, a foot poking the gypsy meekly," Ahh, Faefnir.. What are we going to do with this one? He's all like.. I think he's getting poopy.."You turn on your olfactories and smell a mix of shit and piss from the man relieving himself.. At least he's been getting water.. and a bit of food, right?You break contact from Madeleine, rousing her and eliciting a look as you turn your olfactories back off, pulling up the man in the wagon and examining his soiled britches. "How... Revolting..." You twist your face in refined disgust as only a nobleman would show. and set the man back down."We'll have to bear with it for now, though we'll need to get rid of the smell if we encounter humans. Turn off your olfactories if it bothers you.""Ah, I .. I did'nt know that I could do that!" Kralle touches her nose and smiles," Mama kama, why didn't you teach me that?"Kama puts a hand to her mouth to stifle a chuckle," Well, you didn't ask.. It was funny at that.."Kralle pouts, and Wendel pats her on the back," At least you know now.."Kralle's jaw drops at her brother," You. You knew too?!"Wendel gives her a lazy and drunken smile," You figure crap like that out when you're getting plastered with a bunch of big hairy men pissing themselves drunk."Edward yawns, drifting into consciousness,"It's too much work to turn our Olfactories on and off.. I just leave mine.. mine.. on..." He drifts off back into his usual slumber.
The rest of the family carries on chatter about the horrible smell as you pull away the cloth revealing the black pentacle upon his hand, seething slightly with red energy as usual.You give it a scrutinizing glare and put your hand over it, trying to tap into your creation powers.. Yet faiing at it miserably.. You frown and try once more. And again.. No avail.So instead you begin to feel for mana accumulation upon the mark.. The reading is far higher.. Wait a moment.. you had a function like that?!Seems you've been missing out on the fact that you're a machine.. a bit too much...The Mana accumulation on the mark is extremely high, however you can't be certain right now as to how much that could change.. Such as if you were to cast a spell utilizing mana to drain some.. or if he went into that half-transformed state...You see that Schwere still clutches her book, staring at you as you examine the smelly unconscious man."Ah, Schwere, you have my approval to begin your reading.." A smile runs across her face and she sets the tome down, carefully unclasping the locks on it.. that number a ludicrous 6.. Once undone, you see that there are 6 tabs poking out of it.. and upon observation of the cover? Six different leathers..What an odd numerology..She begins her reading, and you begin studying Fonso...As the Family heads for Scotland...Need 7 rolls. Keep 3.Anything specific you'd like to look into?> Mana of enraged state.> Inscription of the curse onto his other hand..> Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome.> (Other)
Rolled 48>>26613029How many actions can we take?>Mana (it'd be bad to leave this alone; perhaps ask for Schwere's assistance)>Synchronize with Maddie
Rolled 92>>26613029> Inscription of the curse onto his other hand..> Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome.
>>26613072You may apply 3. However the three rolls can be applied to one thing to increase its effect.
Rolled 66>>26613029>[x] Mana of enraged state.>[x] Inscription of the curse onto his other hand..We need to figure out how it works, and to see if we can replicate it. Maddie and Schwere have enough to get on with at the moment.
Rolled 95>>26613029>[x] Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.Obviously> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome.Again Obviously> Mana of enraged state.Might want to keep him sedated at all time now
Rolled 27>>26613029> Mana of enraged state.> Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome.
>>26613029>[x] Synchronizing thoughts with MaddieMost important. She's our other half. We need to be in sync with her at all times.>[x] Inscription of the curse onto his other hand..Second most important because we can't take care of his ass for a long time. One day we will have to pass him on to Morgan.
>>26613117>66Let's use that on helping Schwere deciphering her tome. Just for keeping with the theme.>>26613120SILLY ROLL!
>>26613102>>26613120>>26613136>Devil's luck?>>26613117>necronomicon roll perhaps.....
Rolled 92>>26613146Wait, was the silly roll used for the bread?Silly roll, bread haha
Rolled 6>>26613137Here's a roll
>>26613163no, we rolled a 96 and no one wanted to devils luck so it technically crit failed
Rolled 20>>26613117Actually, if we get 3 actions, I vote to synch with Maddie. That's 50% of us right there.
Rolled 60>>26613029Let Schwere do her thing, we aren't an academic, we're an artist, we can compare notes with her later.At some point get Fonso cleaned up, we may be able to turn off our olfactories, but that doesn't mean we want our wagon to smell in case any humans come by.Synchronize with Maddie, and work with her the inscription of the curse and to a lesser degree the mana of the enraged state. Both us and Maddie will need to understand both of these things in order to recreate it. If we are not in synch with Maddie we can't Create things. We need to bond.
>>26613163No; we opted to go with the crit failure.
>>26613029>> Mana of enraged state.>> Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.>> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome.
>>26613163>>26613120>>26613102Can we grab those 3 and revert the critfail on the 95?
>>26613120We should probably Devil's Luck this one. This'll give us 1 crit, a 92, and another 92 to distribute. That is an extremely solid set of rolls.
>>26613220Agreeing with this.Let's use the Devil's Luck crit on our synchronization with Maddie?
>>26613220We probably want to crit on either >> Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.>> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome.
>>26613217Yes, they're all within range.And Devil's luck may be used...Are you SURE you want to use devil's luck? Last you felt that thing, it was in Florin..
>>26613220I'd go with crit on sync rating and the 92s on mana and deciphering
>>26613253We have a consensus here Duke. Almost everyone want that crit.I also want to see the effect the dark presence will have on the world this time.
I say we take the 95 and replace it with the silly crit. a silly crit doesn't mean we fail.we use the silly crit when sychronizing thoughts with Maddie. and things get... Lewd....
>>26613253I thought it was in the Vatican skinwalkering the Pope last we saw it.
>>26613311I give it about 1 day before Kralle and Wendel start singing songs like "Faefnir and Maddie sitting in a tree" no matter what we do, so going for the lewd bonding is alright in my books. It might even avoid having to pull in the consequences from the Devil's Luck crit.
>>26613311.....you're convincing me.
>>26613311This seems fun. I figure this is all I can do, as we're in this situation because of my awful dice rolling. Apply fun crit to Sync with Maddie.
>>26613311>we use the silly crit when sychronizing thoughts with Maddie. and things get... Lewd....Talk about grinding our gears.Put it in my exhaust pipe Faefnir-san~
>>26613312That was last it had a scene, however it Still happened to be within Florin for the one just prior... Convert the Crit.. Come on... >>26613311>we use the silly crit when sychronizing thoughts with Maddie. and things get... Lewd....Er... Ahh... They'd be in front of everyone..>>26613386 Throwing a ratchet in there.. Blowing off steam... Clang Clang...
>>26613424>Er... Ahh... They'd be in front of everyone..This is why it's a silly crit, Duke.
VERY WELL!WE'RE DOING THE SILLY OPTION!
>>26613424We're Akuma, we burn towns and slaughter civilians. Do you really think some public lewdness is going to bother us? If it gets too much we can always just Shadow Magic up a cloak to keep from scarring the children. If they ask we were just cuddling, vigorously, after whispering sweet nothings about torturing humans into each other's ears.CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG
>>26613471The /d/evil shows his face....
>>26613471*CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG*CRAAAAAAACKCLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG CLANG
>>26613253lets make some evil
Just as a heads up, the current voting is:> Mana of enraged state. > Inscription of the curse onto his other hand.. > Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome. ...Is banging Maddie considered masturbation?
> Mana of enraged state.6> Inscription of the curse onto his other hand..4> Synchronizing thoughts with Maddie.8> Helping Schwere decipher that odd tome. 5Synchronizing, Schwere, and analysis of the enraged state win out...>>26613558By either count.. Whew, I can write it now..
>>26613558We're just synchronizing our thoughts.Get your head out of the gutter.
>>26613589I know of a VERY good exercise for synchronizing thoughts...
>>26613589have you not been keeping up? it's getting lewd up in here.
>>26613558It's masturbation and incest, at the same time. And the genders of our souls are completely opposite the genders of our bodies.She's our brother in some ways due to having the male half of Bondomu, our sister in other ways, our daughter in another way because we were the one that set in motion the events that directly led to her transformation into Akuma. So yeah, it's kinda weird, but we do love each other.
>>26613608The question now is: Who's Faefnir in this analogy?
>>26613583D-did I miscount? Oh no. I'm a failure as a murder-machine. >>26613589We're a killbot powered by baking and genocide, public sex is basically a step up in terms of morality for us. The Family should probably move back though, because I feel like we're gonna break landscapes if we do, do it.
>>26613632 On bottom
>>26613601Hey, I'm reading the pastebin for our family and I'm wondering: Does Kralle have wings? Because I remember it being mentioned in the last thread that she wanted to fly around with her new toy.
>>26613675Yes, and fixing.>>26613641We need only make modifications... It makes no difference as the majority count shows through either way.
>>26613641hey now, we're just get lewd here, not down-right indecent.
I think the real question is: Who is putting who's bun in who's oven?
>>26613911Don't be silly Anon, isn't it obvious? We're the only one with an oven.
You beckon Maddie over to you, ushering her to rise and assist you with Fonso."Come, I need to get a better understanding of this.. condition of his.. We can't keep him forever, and honestly.. The only objectively good human is one that's had their bowels burned out.. What with the stench that his loins offer."Maddie giggles at that, and so do Kama and Schwere.. Audrey looks upon your spectacle quietly, her red locks falling upon her shoulders, green eyes glistening with beauty that he human form had once held.You nod to Madeleine," Right, I'll be rousing him a moment and purposely aggravating his mood to bring out that power for a better reading. I'd like you to hold him down, my sweet."Madeleine smiles and grabs the unconscious man's uncursed arm, and properly sets her weight down upon him, locking him in place with her inhuman strength as well..You make note that out of the family.. it's likely that you and she bear the highest strength.. then again, Armbrust has never had a time in which he had to display physical prowess..You mull that over a moment and bend down to the prone gypsy.You flick him, eliciting little response. Right, it wouldn't be so simple..You gather heat to the tip of your finger and touch it against his skin, slowly smoldering the flesh upon the side of his neck... He starts fidgeting, trembling from the pain. with Maddie's restraint.His cursed hand clutches the wood of the wagon, digging deep into one of the planks as the energy begins to gather for the transformation.With Maddie holding the rest of the body, you put your foot down upon the cursed arm, pinning it down with your strength to take your reading as it transforms, watching it intently.
The manameter spikes suddenly as it draws mana into his flesh, with the black transformation creeping up to his neck and shoulder. Yet once it's done, the mana levels drop back down, to extraordinarily low amounts."He sucks all the mana out of the air.. Interesting, this could be an effective mage countermeasure.."Denis! A spine, if you would.""Sir!" The Driver throws back a poisoned fish-spine. that you stick lightly into the back of the gypsy's neck. puss and scabs covering the evidence of previous doses.The hand slowly relaxes as he's sedated once more, and you analyze the mana once more.The levels return to normal as he releases the accumulated mana.."Seems he releases the drawn in mana, the levels have returned to normal."Schwere looks up at you from her book, her eyes absorbed with obsession," Oh, that.. That's because mana cannot be effectively destroyed. Like energy it is created, drawn in and dispersed. Talismans use mana in this way as well. The barriers are just solid forms of mana for instance. And each strike that would attempt to break one causes more mana to replace it, thus strengthening the barrier.. Explosive talismans are simple as they're set to release a large amount of mana in one shot. They can be produced by the hundreds to dedicated scribe-enchanters... So.. His arm.. It acts as a talisman, yes? It's an enchanted arm, right? Odd that it replenishes itself of mana.. Must be a use of human flesh as a totem..." Schwere rambles on.. yet you make sense of the words...
>>26614000This reminds me; Schwere should still have some more barrier talismans in storage, right?
>>26614041Those were made by Morgan. They ended up not really getting used though.
>>26614041She can always just make more anyway. We could probably do it too, if she showed us how.
>>26614073Yeah, but she still has some?Could she possibly study up on the way they work and become capable of reproducing them?
>>26614079The talismans Morgan made are supposedly better and cannot be hijacked by the Crimson.>>26614073Which reminds me; can Schwere learn to hijack Crimson barriers?
For what it's worth, it seems that this curse is entirely based around the accumulation and dispersal of mana via.. unnatural means. It seems that to recreate this phenomenon, you'd need to apply a curse that did the exact same thing.. Hell.. You'd need to figure out how exactly a curse is placed.. Your internal data shows no knowledge of the sort, and even Morgan seemed surprise at the whole event.. This means.. An Akuma curse is exceedingly rare..> Any ideas on how you would recreate this? A hint.. The answer lies in your own body, obviously.
>>26614162>MorganYou mean Schwere, yes?And by our body, do you mean Akumas in general? Or is the answer easier to figure out if we examine the capabilities of Faefnir's body?
>>26614162>> Any ideas on how you would recreate this?We wound someone and leave a bit of dark matter infused with our own mana in the wound perhaps?
>>26614162Our Oven or Creation Engine. They are based around the concept of manipulating Dark Matter/Energy, and Dark Energy is rather similar to Mana as has been shown by Morgan's creation of Skulls who use Dark Energy to manipulate things instead of Mana. So take a closer look at how we do that, try to divine the processes behind it.
>>26614162the only thing that comes to mind is our blood-poison
>>26614216I meant morgan that time. Morgan was surprised when she first examined Fonso.And for the other question, Both. This is mana-based and magical. Make of it what you will.. By the way gents, any Necronomicon naughtiness that you might suggest to me? I've looked up some things, yet nothing particularly catches my eye without having to dig so much deeper..
>>26614273>Necronomicon naughtinessusing it to steal souls to add to a akuma's power source
>>26614162Stop me if I'm wrong... A curse would be like inscribing a spell onto someone's body. Instead of using the paper as a talisman, you're using a body. So we could investigate that type of spellwork. Using our only example from the canon, the curse was from a basic Akuma, not a Noah. So while we could probably apply our Creation Engine in this situation, the cursing is based in our Akuma body. A body which is powered by a tormented, agonized soul. Mana curses Allen in the series out of rage and anguish. I think the root of the curse would be the dark emotions and tortured soul that powers us.
>>26614273The manipulation of souls. Ripping souls out of people's bodies and adding them to Akuma to provide them with Dual-Soul processors, another soul to torture in order to power the Akuma's systems.Calling upon the restless dead in all of their hatred to terrorize the living.
>>26614303don't forget, Mana also scratched allen before cursing him. I think the blood poison has something to do with it....
>>26614273Anything specific in mind?It had some pretty nasty rituals to summon otherworldly horrors and bind them.It could also allow us manipulating the souls of the dead. Maybe create our own akumas without the duke.It could also allow us to seperate the Noah memory from the soul. Not that I would do that to anyone but Pity.
>>26614338It could act as a physical medium. Compare it to say... the ink in a talisman. It may basically be tattooing the magic onto someone with our blood. (so fucking metal)>>26614363That last one sounds a little too Allen Walker-y to be comfortable. He tried the same thing with Tyki. Maashima is a dickbutt, but he's family, and family don't tear eachother's souls apart.
>>26614338As did Fonso's father cut Fonso as part of the curse. So the Blood Oil may very well be a part of it. This makes sense because I think the Blood Oil is a byproduct of their Dark Matter hearts and thus is a transfer mechanism of Dark Matter, which usually kills people. But somehow the curse gives them some level of control over the Dark Matter/Energy. The manipulation of Dark Matter as I noted earlier while it's part of pretty much every special ability of Akuma and Noah, it's very well shown in our oven which forms actual matter using Dark Matter/Energy.
>>26614407What kind of family do you come from?Also, maybe we could use ancient alien hypergeometry and the forbidden dimensional knowledge in the necronomicon to reach into the past and grab Ivan's core before he's destroyed.
You mull over this development in your own mind.. Even lacking Morgan's analytical mind.. You are a machine as you have so recently reminded yourself.. You go over the possibilities from what you know...The curse is based upon mana at it's very core. It is similar to a talisman in that it is fed and then releases mana. The curse involves a spellwork that draws in mana.."What else.. What else draws in mana.. What.. manipulates it.." you think aloud, cruelly grinding your heel into his hand, forcing splinters into it from where he gouged the wood.Madeleine puts her arms around you as you're deep in thought, and with her contact, everything becomes so much easier...You relax into her arms and close your eyes,"Dark matter interferes with mana.. It's unlike a talisman. He's been infused with dark matter.. cut by a level 0.. It was in the story he had told.."Madeleine pulls you a bit tighter, Schwere doesn't react at all to your further musings, absorbing herself fully int that blasted book.Your intuition has yielded..> Inscribe a second curse with Blood-oil.> Infuse dark matter from your own body into a wound.> Pry Schwere away from that book and have her scrawl a talisman upon his flesh..> Leave it alone for now...
>>26614531>] Pry Schwere away from that book and have her scrawl a talisman upon his flesh..then > Infuse dark matter from your own body into a wound.
>>26614531>>26614567SecondedWe wanna be delicate with this, because pretty much anything we can do to him is deadly to humans. So we'll have Schwere help. She's got a delicate touch and knows her way around magecraft.Also, good night dear Duke! I leave you now, but thanks for running once again.
>>26614613Always a pleasure. Good night dear Anon.
>>26614531Don't rush into sticking stuff into him, if we fuck up we might end up with a corpse which is useless to us.First, run our Manameter and see if there are any changes in ambient Mana when we bake things in our oven.Then, run our ideas past Madeleine, get her take on things. See if she can tell us how it feels to manipulate and use Innocence, that could give us a better understanding of this.We know from what Morgan said that he has Dark Matter infused within his body, we also know that he was scratched by his father, which would indicate some level of Blood-Oil involvement in the procedure. We may need to do both, put in some Blood-Oil and infused Dark Matter in a manner to replicate how talismans work.We know that talismans draw mana in, take a look at talisman design and compare it to the workings of his hand.Ask Schwere what exactly a "totem" is, she said his arm was like a living totem, we should know more about that before we shove stuff into it.
>>26614679>Don't rush into sticking stuff into himBut sticking stuff into people is soooo fun!
>>26614679Meant that as a living "Talisman" My apologies.. Totem had been on my mind.. hehe..
>>26614679>>26614531We could put our experiments on hold until we have guinea pigs, Fonso is our only stable example of a curse, we need him intact to compare results against. Let's find some bandits or some such on our way to scotland, and mull this over a bit.
>>26614718Okay, rest of my post still stands. Information is very important for this.See if we can get readings on how things are different between his cursed arm and the rest of his body, pay close attention to the border between normal flesh and cursed arm. If we put in Blood-Oil but don't have any idea how to keep it from going into non-cursed areas of the person and killing them we will have a problem.
You run tests and mana diagnostics with your process of baking bread... You notice a sharp decline in your process of actually turning something to ash.. and a further decline as you actually create said bread. before levels return to a stable medium.You give the bouncer bread to Wendel and Kralle to share."Based on that, it's infused with not only Dark matter.. but Mana.." You check on your system memory, along with your readings.. that all checks out."Madeleine, I think that we could possibly replicate this with an infusion of dark matter and blood oil.. Though we'd need to experiment o a few other humans.. Perhaps we need guinea pigs?"She leans looks down at Fonso, an appraising stare," That could possibkly work, we're not going to try it on him? He's the closest human after all.You shake your head slowly as Wendel and Kralle gnash upon your bread," No, we need him alive for now. he's useless if he dies. And we'll be doing things that really should kill him."Madeleine peers now at Schwere, as Schwere seems to be scrutinizing even the first page of that tome eagerly."Schwere dear, could you possibly assist us?" Madeleine purrs out, that tart-tone that you know so well..Yet Schwere only shakes her head," Not now, like Faefnir said, we need test subjects. If the Controlled factor dies, then we lose our method for measuring success and failure. Shush now, I'm busy. I'm running five different translators and just barely getting the words out of this thing... Thank the devil that we have built in Rosetta stone programs, however even that only goes so far."You look over your shoulder at Maddie.. Within a day, you got a good lead at how to fix someone up like Fonso.. Perhaps you should be the ability of the Noah?Smirking at that, you notice that Maddie wears a similar expression as she releases you and the two of you stride over to Pester Schwere. Because hey, more brainpower, right?>End Thread.
>Lovely as usual gentlemen, yet it IS a weekday nd it's slowing down a touch.>I'll see you all Friday at 22:00 Server time!
>>26615010Good night Duke, sleep well. I wonder if we can get full-body curses going. It might be difficult, but if we can turn a person into one massive talisman. Even if they don't have all that much control we can just throw a few in the middle of a pile of Crimson Mages and then slaughter them as they don't have any mana available, and if they do have control we'll be making something very powerful and useful.
>>26615010G'night sleep tight
>>26615010curses I'll have to wait til friday for the lewdness... ah well, it's for the best. Good night all
Ah blast, this still needs an archive.