Last Time: The Family came upon an encampment of the Red.Under cover of night, The Noble Faefnir decides to scout alone.The Camp is large, larger than he had expected with numbers well into the thousands.He sought entry through facade.. And he met a very familiar face..The Noah then came, and he agreed to leave with them, for the Doctor demanded his audience..Welcome Gentlemen, to this tale of Murder and Bonds.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%20QuestAnd a little bird to inform you all of tale-tellings..>https://twitter.com/Akuma_Quest
>Synch Rating2/10 and holding.You give the Doctor a curt, measured bow to show what respect you do have for him. You flash your teeth amidst this haze. Then finally, with a careful and proper tone," Good evening Doctor, I am doing Quite well, and I thank you for the invitation to your lovely home.. It's been far too long after all."The Doctor looks down at the bisected human, cuts something that makes the breathing stop, and takes off one of his gloves, offering youthe naked hand as a handshake.. You take it in stride, giving him a firm grip as you look himin the face...Dark Gray skin as any Noah.. Curly black hair that falls down to his neck, and a gentle, almost serene composure.. He bears no stigmata upon his forehead.As the handshake is done, he gestures for You and Alice to Follow suit,"Morgan-dear, that one is done. Stitch him up and he'll be ready to go.""Yes Doctor.." Morgan begins stitching up the cadaver.. yet you notice that its face has skin oulled over its features, rather taut, and almost translucent without fullness or musculature. .. Seems they're making more of those things..As you walk with the Doctor, you pass through a hallway with numbers of doors, and finally arrive at a small dinner table with 14 seats. Without being asked to, you take a seat, while Alice does the same, sitting at the next seat to the head of the table, that the Duke takes for himself," I.. don't suppose that you enjoy food now and then, Faefnir?"You look at the table before you, closing your eyes," I certainly do.." You look at Alice and the Doctor, eyes transfixed upon the man," Makes baking worth it after all, you give a nervous smile.."Excellent, I'll have the chefs make Ratatoille and other cuisine from France.. I went through there upon my way to seek the other Noah you know..."
Howdy Duke, it's your local Drawbro. If you haven't noticed, I've been away for some time due to work, but I've been lurking still.
You turn your chin up a bit at that, a raised eyebrow," I was not aware...""Indeed,It was where I found our adorable little Alice..."And lo, the stories begin...
>>26778929Funny thing, I was JUST wondering about you as I started this.. Glad to know you're reading.
>>26778883Oh boy! I actually caught one on time. Somewhere, a man goes to check his computer. A stir-fry is burnt.
>>26778959Pffft.>>26778930Story time from the Doctor? Oh boy.
>>26778959It's not bread so it's an acceptable loss. Now for more adventures of the mechanical demon dragon baker and his/her muscle lion knight wife/husband/sibling/child/family member/soul mate!
The Doctor folds his hands before him at the table, the candlesticks' light flickering to give you a rough view of his face. His hands, gloved, clean as he exchanged a pair from his previous work upon the skull... You see a thin crescent of a smile upon his face through the dim, he has your attention..."The lovely land of France and her people.. I traveled through many of the lavender countrysides with my own family upon the forefront of my mind... It was in a little village along the southern coast of France that I stumbled into Alice.."At the mention of her name, Alice smiles and tilts her head toward the Doctor, like a doll in reverence of her keeper.. Yet she does this oh so mockingly," I was but a frail thing lost in a world of adults and disaster, n'est sui pas?" Her accent begins to come through, foreign, yet familiar.. Her voice coming from within her nasal. She twirls her hair," Dear Adam, We're running a tight schedule aren't we? Do really you think that Faefnir needs to hear our stories?"The Doctor looks to her, a grimmness about him now, yet his vision shifts to you and his eyes narrow, focusing hard and sending chills down your spinal chain,"I do not mean to bore my guest. That is so.. Faefnir, would you rather keep this casual, or get straight to business?" His crescent smile returns,"Tell me.. What you'd like.."You avert your gaze for a moment, glancing about. Seeing now tha within this burrow, there are other people here, in waiting, watching.. Yet they do not bare the skin or the stigmata.The Doctor gestures to them," They are demons, not so unlike yourself, fear not, they are only here to serve us for now.. To the best of their ability."At the end of his word, he awaits your response as Morgan walks into the room in a simple black gown, taking her seat on the second chair to the doctor's left.>You have control...
>>26779212"Well, not that I do not greatly enjoy the Family Noah's hospitality, but you did happen to catch me in the middle of a few errands, and my own family surely worries after me, so business would be preferable. I can't imagine Akuma such as myself are frequently afforded a seat at your table."
>>26779212"I'd like to hear your stories, however if you are on a tight schedule they can wait until another time. How can I assist you?"
>>26779212"My ears are open, good Doctor. However, before we begin, I would like to ask you a question. Earlier, I was told that you learned of my location through one of the Crimson. Specficially, a man who looked exactly like one of my previous comrades, who I believed, until then, to have been killed. Could you explain this mystery to me?"
>>26779212Incline our head towards Morgan. "Morgan my dear, you look lovely as always.Adam, as much as I would like to hear your stories, I am afraid I must agree with our sweet Alice on this. We all have busy schedules, perhaps another time we may regale each other with tales over biscuits and tea.To business. You found me through one of the Crimsons, one who matches the appearance of my supposedly fallen comrade Ivan. How did this come to be? And for what purpose have you summoned me here?"
>>26779402Well, there's no need to address her directly, since that would be a bit inappropriate (considering that we're already talking to the Doctor). But it would be a good idea to show her some friendliness. Just incline our head towards her and throw a smile her way.
>>26779212"Well, my dear Doctor, as much as I would love to hear the story, you did catch me in the middle of a few errands. And since it sounds like you are busy as well, I think it would be best if we get straight to business.
>>26779442Indeed. Let this be a polite dinner amongst family, business or not.
You acknowledge Morgans' place with an inclination of your head, though you say nothing to her."Yes, i do believe that keeping this brief would do well, in both our interests.. You did happen to catch me whilst in the middle of an endearing errand..."The doctor nods his head slightly at that," Yes, yes, one that I am well aware of.." He snaps his fingers and food is brought in,"The Main course is cancelled, we must make do with hor's d'oeuvres.." Akuma waiters come in, followed by a Skull that set down plates, of scant, yet delicately prepared food, yet you remain on the course of business."Indeed, Speaking of that.. It is nmy understabding that you had sensed me through an Akuma.. One that looked quite like a comrade that I had thought to be deceased.. What of that, doctor?"A chuckle is heard, reverberating through the room, and Alice looks at with meek posture, uncomfortable in her seat."Good of you to bring that up.. He is yours if you'd like him back.. Alice picked him up shortly before his demise when we stopped by Ruinebriar.. The Exorcist that you had known as "The Asher" had been sloppy.. He mutilated your dear Ivan and cast him aside.. The Demon's innate ability did indeed save his life however as He vanished from sight and the Asher took his pursuit to you.. With your party long gone.You could almost say that he had the Devil's luck?"The doctor forks one of the morsels upon his plate and puts it into his mouth, chewing a crunchy appetizer slowly to savor it..You breath a sigh of relief,and bring a hand to your face as you try to regain your composure as the feelings you had felt for his death come rushing back in reverse.. Joy.. Joy you feel that he is alive now and not lost.."But.." You start as it dawns upon you."How did he find his way there, why did he not remember me?"
The Doctor swallows deliberately and points his fork in Morgan's direction,"I believe that you should ask this one here of that.."It's Morgan's turn to look uncomfortable, though she maintains her composure far better than Alice.. She looks to you, and averts her gaze slightly, chin up, and holding some kind of nobility. Nobility that you had saved from Rickton Asher.. Her eyes dart to the Doctor,"Adam, this is not what we brought him here for, we should.."The Doctor gently sets down his fork, folds his hands and looks to Morgan all in silence. He speaks, his voice stern, and unyieding, like a father chastising his child,"You will answer a member of your family.. You will answer him as he sits in one of Bondomu's seats. You will answer him because He deserves to know what you've done. You will answer him because we will not keep secrets from each other. Not this time." Morgan averts her gaze again, looking down at the table," May I be excu-""You may not. Bondomu, ask her directly."> Ask her to explain herself.> Remain on topic as Morgan had suggested.> Ask to be excused.> (Other)
>>26779870Yeah. I had a feeling that they knew.>Remain on topic as Morgan suggestedWe can approach her privately at some other time.
>>26779870okay, so they know who we are anyway. "Morgan, What did you do to Ivan?"
>>26779870[X] Ask her to explain herself."Morgan dear, I am not angered, any rage I could feel is naught in comparison to the joy of my comrade's return. I simply wish to know the truth. What did you do to Ivan?"
>>26779870Welp, he knows, Morgan did something and it looks like we are here for a reason. Well.. chances are the Doctor will force the issue if we try to divert from it, but right now we need to STAY CALM. Ivan is safe. That's good. As long as we can get him back, no issues. We can ask what she did, but we should be ready to bite our tongue and grit our teeth. She likely has reasons and it's obvious that both Alice and Morgan don't want to make their brother/sister mad or they are repentant... or whatever Noah feel that's similar to that. Any bile we feel we can save for the reds and the exorcists. After all, they are the reason we almost lost Ivan in the first place.
>>26779870"Morgan. I understand your need to...tinker. Please answer me this, is Ivan a danger to my Family?"
>>26779870>Not this time.Oh, what.
>>26779870"...just tell me you didn't implant an innocence in him...""before you attempt it, control reverts to the summoned human soul and removal of the innocence is nearly catastrophic at best."
>>26780116The Noah Family seems to have a terrible habit of having one member betray the others and utterly fuck them over.
>>26779870"All this talking about Ivan behind his back, tisk-tisk! Alice, would you be a dear and retrieve the subject of our conversation for us?" tease her with the prospect of a sandwich once we have access to lunchmeats and cheese.
>>26780170We're in a bit of a hurry, and dropping people into a dinner like that is rude to both the one you drop in and everyone else there.
>>26780134All of them, all the time. If only they could work together as efficiently as our little family does...
>>26780188Sigh. True. I just wanted to give Alice something to do, but you are right anon and I retract my suggestion.
You look to the squirming Noah with a calm demeanor and speak to her gently, as though to nurse the truth out of her,"Morgan dear, I am not angered, any rage I could feel is naught in comparison to the joy of my comrade's return. I simply wish to know the truth. What did you do to Ivan?Then, almost as an afterthought," .. Just tell me that you didn't implant innocence in him.." You rub at the bridge of your nose as you remember the mess that it made with Maddie," Before you attempt it, control reverts to the summoned human soul.. Removal is also catastrophic at best.."Morgan looks at you incredulous, as though she can't believe what she just heard," What? Why would I ever.."You wave it off,"Nothing, nevermind.. It's a dreadful story. Please..." You gesture for her to begin as you take your first bite of food.. A crispy exterior.. a mushy interior.. Croquette? Quaint..Morgan takes a refined breath and begins,"Near the end of my first visit with Adam, he presented me with the scrap-remains of your Ivan.. Core intact, yet heavily damaged from the attack.. it's a miracle that he survived at all..""Yes.. And?"Morgan puts a hand to her face and sighs with exasperation," And I fixed him, to the best of my ability.. With a few differences..""Yes..." You gesture for her to go on.. Not liking where this is going..
"And I may have done him so to forget that he was ever a demon.. I may have- did, relink him to Adam's perception... And implanted him within the Scarlet as a deep cover infiltrator.. Which had only been possible due to his incomplete progression due to whatever interference your.." She waves her hand trying to feel out the word," Condition had caused in him.. He remembers nothing of his last life, even if his personality is the same. He won't react at all to innocence, and in fact, he would likely have lashed out at you as a member of the crimson if you had revealed yourself to him fully..."As she finishes, she folds her hands together and stares at you blankly, distant as though she does not want to be "there" for the backlash...> You have control...
>>26780319well that's better than i feared, can you make him recall his past?
>>26780319"That is....saddening for me to hear. But I had long since accepted Ivan's death. Just to know that he is alive again, even without his memories of our time together...it is enough for me. I am grateful for what you have done."
>>26780377Well, if she can't, we may be able to. His core is there, after all. Maybe if we up our synchro with Maddie, it would be possible....
>>26780319Wave it off. Seriously, that is not nearly as bad as I expected. That said we may want to mention that there's a good chance that he's trying to kill our youngest children by now... Look to the Duke and smile "Lord Adam, please do inform me if Ivan attacks my family in my absence and his...new condition."
>>26780418Oh yes. Since the Duke can see through his eyes currently, ask him if Ivan isn't trying to attack our family at this current time.
>>26780319express graduated towards him being alive, and inform her about our research with the gipsy
>>26780377> recall pastWe're the Noah of Bonds, restoring his memories would net us a synch bonus with Maddie given how much he means to the family.We probably are going to have to negotiate with the Duke for his return though.
>>26780449No, the Duke already said he's ours if we wanted him.
>>26780319So.. lets get this straight. Ivan is still Ivan, but he was basically given a bit of mental poking to serve as a double agent. He thinks he's a Crimson, but that can be fixed, correct? Because if the only thing that needs to change is basically rebuilding the bond, then thats.. not really a bad thing. Sad that he doesn't remember us, but it's more like Amnesia than anything else. Still, Ivan is alive and she didn't mean anything cruel by it. Certainly not out of spite so there is no reason to be mad at her.. besides, in a way she's part of the reason Ivan was a live and saved us from a sticky situation. So I guess a.. thank you would sort of be in order with just a gentle poke to warn us next time if this happens?
>>26780319"Oh thank goodness you nphave no idea how much more complicated I expected the situation to be. Hmm, this will probably reinforce some of Maddie and the rest of the Family's perceptions about you, but given that you saved his existence I have no doubt that they'll get over it in time."
>>26780465Poor Ivan's going to be blindfolded for awhile then.
>>26780532I'm sure with the help of Maddie we can reforge our bond with him.. one way or another.
>>26780568I'm talking about the duke's tap on Ivan's oculars. I suspect it's permanently integrated hardware and not a software link this time around
>>26780532Not that we really have anything to hide from the Doctor. Our only secret was our identity as Bondomu.
>>26780616And we kept THAT secret from even our own family.
>>26780616Yeah.. aside from our regular mayhem, pretty sure the only thing he'd get to see from Ivan-cam is family fun.. and family Fun.
>>26780616Like Maddie being Bondomu?
>>26780692We don't know how much the Duke knows. If he found out from Alice, then he'd know. But if it was through some other source.....Well, we can talk to Alice about it later when she escorts us out.
"That's.." You begin and Morgan holds her breath, waiting on your next words.."Better than I had anticipated.. With that Ivan is indeed alive and with us.. That comes as a relief to me.. He was a good friend, a good comrade.. A thank you is in order.." You place your hand over your core and bow your head in gratitude," Morgan, your actions have returned an important part of my own circle of the family.. I thank you deeply.""It.. It was.." She seems to be at loss for words in her embarrassment, looking to you, Alice, and the Doctor, she finally collects herself, her skin darkening," You are.. You are very welcome.. And I believe the Doctor would be willing to let you have him once more.. Though..""Though?" You raise an eyebrow at this once more.. Though is not often a good thing.."He will not recall the time you've spent together.. He remembers his life growing up in fear at the shadows of demons, training to be a member of the crimson, and being initiated into the order.. He is not the demon that you once knew, he is a spy, he-" You slam a hand onto the table to silence her," That is enough. Morgan, I will have him back in my own family.. I will fix him. I do not turn my back upon family. That.." You look at Adam, as he observes the debacle quietly.. "Is my Noah Memory.. The bond."Adam nods slowly," That it is.." He wipes his face, tears welling in his eyes," It is so good to have you with us again Bondomu... Though.. I must confess.. I am quite surprised that it is truly you... When you sat at that place, I presumed.. Yet now.. Now I know.. Welcome.. Welcome home."You smile slightly, at the Doctor's words.. Yet within you feel.. a little conflicted.. What's it that humans say? Home is where the heart is?Where is your heart?> My Heart is with the Noah Family .. My Family of Demons is a tool.> My heart is with my Demon Family... The Noah are only associates.> My heart is with both, and I will not let it be divided..> (Other)
>>26780913>Why not bothWe're too greedy to ever give anything up willingly, anyway.
>>26780913> My heart is with bothWe're Bonds dammit! We are home I the house of our (Father if the Duke is considered so, can't remember off hand from the manga, Brothers and Sisters if not). We as also at home with our children and comrades. Obviously this may cause some logistical conflicts, but we like and seem to have a knack for field work anyway, so it'll probably be fine.
>>26780913Why as Captain Hammer reminds us "Home is where the heart is. So your real home's in your chest." More seriously I'd say both with a lean towards our akumas currently. As is we are unawakened and still getting to know the four other active Noahs. Also I have a feeling going for the Noah only option will give us some massive desync penalties with Maddie.
>>26780913>her skin darkeningIs she blushing or is she going into her Noah form (if she wasn't already in it)?
>>26780913>[x] BothWe are the Noah of Bonds, ALL bonds strengthen us. Though I think if forced to choose, I would say our Demons are the nearest and dearest to us, as they were there for us and cared for us during the time we did not know we WERE a Noah.
>>26781025They're all in the Noah Gray.. Make of that what you will.
>>26780913[X] My heart is with both, and I will not let it be divided..We love Maddie and all the Akuma in our family, and we do care for the Noah and wish to see their success, though we are somewhat annoyed with Maashiima.
>>26781046So...I guess now would be an appropriate time to access our UNACCESSED form?
>>26780935>>26781003>>26781017>>26781043>>26781048It seems that the question was Rhetorical... Right then...>>26781062You need to have Maddie with you.
Oh, uh. We should probably ask them not to tell our family about us being Noah. We wouldn't want to change the dynamic between us all.
>>26781043...and the other Bondomu seems disinclined to trade our Akima family for the Noah...
>>26780913Got to go with Both. The good doctor is our father/big brother, the other noah our siblings, and our cute little akuma family our children and adopted. There are many layers of bonds. Bonds to look up to, and bonds to care for. To abandon either would just be saddening.. to lose any, a great loss indeed. Let's make a world where it's just us and our families~
>>26781081She likes Alice a lot, though. I mean. I guess our affection for Alice could have bled a little into Maddie. Since Maddie wasn't really all that affectionate towards the child last time.
>>26781084I'm sorry.. I'm sorry I ever did this...
>>26781113There isn't enough blood, carnage, or fire in that picture.
>>26781113I see a Duke and two little Bondomu. All is well.
>>26781084Perhaps even bonds of pity.
>>26781151I see Faefnir, Wendel, and Kralle.
>>26781176The sheer size of the grin reminds me of your visage my Duke! Though the beast's teeth are not clenched together as the Man behind them suppresses his truly just rage against God, the betrayer.
You steel yourself, willing to forge bonds with both the Noah Family and your own Demonic.. You are willing to accept both Because the greed within you.. Will not let you have only one..You settle the division in your heart..."I am home...""Indeed you are." The three Noah present clap slowly, before Adam raises a glass," A toast to Bondomu rejoining the family.." The nobleman announces with his cheeks wet with tears.."Here, here!" Alice raises her glass, ecstatic."Here, here.." Morgan raises her glass, a refined dignity about her.You raise your own," And I, am here."Everyone drinks and sets their glass down, the tension released, the Doctor now smiles," Now Bondomu, the business I had for you..."You appraise the man's dim face for a moment, and incline your head," Indeed..""Your.. Family seems to be quite well off under your command.. And even now, your combined abilities have allowed you to face off against exorcist after exorcist with minimal casualty..Unfortunately for me.. I cannot participate in such conflicts.. Should my identity be compromised, movement will be far more difficult.. And should I somehow be slain due to this...The Exorcists will win this war."> You have control.
>>26781386"What would you have us do? Currently, my family was traveling towards the northern lands. We came upon some sort of Crimson war camp, which was where Alice and the others came to pick me up. Since you had Ivan stationed there, I assume that the war the English are preparing for is of some interest to you?"
>>26781386Inform them that our other half is currently with the Family and that we really should pick her up to avoid having to do the briefing twice. Also we should probably inquire what each side's win conditions for the war are and if there is a safe place to finish awakening to our memories.
>>26781458We've already awakened. We can access our Noah form when we're with Maddie.Also, let's not bring Maddie into this just yet. She's still uncomfortable about being a Noah. We'll ease her into it first before introducing her to the family proper.
>>26781386"I see. That would truly be an unfortunate turn of events. We can not allow those damned Exorcists to win.What other blows could the Exorcists potentially deal us that would either cripple us or ensure their victory?And as for us. What must we do in order to reach victory over the Exorcists? How many Innocence are there? How many have been destroyed? Speaking of Exorcists, the Crimson Camp that my family is outside of apparently has three Exorcists within its walls. Do you know anything about them from Ivan's spying?">>26781458We can fill her in when we get back. The Family still could use a leading presence with them to make sure that nothing bad happens in our absence.
>>26781458The reason we left her behind was so that the family would be protected. So no.
>>26781386"Then my family will continue as they were, and ensure that the exorcists do not win."Who will actually win is another matter altogether.
>>26781506If I remember correctly, I could be mistaken, we have two stigmata currently, one on either side of our helm in Akuma form.
>>26781506So much this. Also remember that she has Jacob, so she might be stubborn to the point of violence if we're too direct. On the other hand, if we're too subtle she might be completely oblivious to our attempts to convince her that this side of the family isn't so bad.
>>26781604She likes Alice, and that's a good start. I'm sure we can convince her if we take our time and remind her of our common goal.
>>26781506Agreed. We want the family as a whole to think of less as the person holding the strings and more dad/mum. We still care, hell.. now we care even more since we can care for our family in earnest without worry about the Noah and I am sure our sisters would like to spend time with our happy family.. as long as they behave of course. Can't have family fight family.
>>26781637Right. Remember the most of the Noah see Akuma only as tools and play things. Machines to be spent in their war or games. I think it's that underlying attitude of the Noah, the fact that most of them wouldn't bat an eye at casually ordering an Akuma to its death, that rubs Maddie the wrong way.
>>26781666You realize that the Noah are a family of homicidal, compulsive backstabbers right?
>>26781711Have you actually read the manga?The Noah are very close-knit.He's not saying that the Noah will suddenly stop treating the Akuma as tools. He's just saying that we, as Faefnir, can now protect the family using his position.
>>26781741...admittedly it's been a few years since I followed D Grayman. That said, I don't see our feud with Pity settling down anytime soon.
>>26781781That's only one of them, and we ought to be able to keep it professional.Alice adores us, Morgan likes us but is testy towards Maddie and our Family but we can work on that, and Adam seems to be cool with us now that he knows we are Noah.
>>26781781Just because they're family doesn't mean that you have to be nice. After all there's always someone who is an asshole.
>>26781781Well, we know some of the Noah dislike each other (see Road's "dad" and Tyki), but they still work together because, well, they're family.
>>26781803I fear you may be overestimating Alice's affection, and doing so may come back to screw us over.
>>26781830Speaking to that.>Roll 1d100
Rolled 27>>26781867Well bollocks.
Rolled 45>>26781867Rollin for random events!
Rolled 1>>26781867It begins
>>26781901Do you, or do you not choose to invert this roll? To succeed bears a wondrous experience in your very near future.
>>26781901It does indeed.
>>26781901>>26781867Oh dear, devil's luck is assumed on at the start of threads, right?
>>26781915This is a success, isn't it? Devil's Luck is always on at the beginning.
>>26781915Now why would we do that? Is there some unintended consequences for denying Mister D their fun?
"I see. That would truly be an unfortunate turn of events. We can not allow those damned Exorcists to win.What other blows could the Exorcists potentially deal us that would either cripple us or ensure their victory?"Your question generates a silence from the other Noah, until the doctor finally speaks, what festivity that the air had carried prior, now gone."Should a member of the family perish.. they will return in their own time.. another time.. in another life.." The Doctor now stands, from his seat at the head of the table, casually walking around the edge, the pressure of his presence bearing down the mood."If I am to perish, this would end our family's enchantment.. Thus, I have had to be careful over the centuries.. over the millenia as I have fought against the exorcists and sought out the members of our family, time, and time again even as mankind slowly expands and fills the recesses in this world.. As I have said.. My death.. is their victory.. God's victory.." He slowly approaches you in his pace, placing his hands upon your shoulders gently, yet the overbearing presence behind the hands reminds you of who they are.You do not turn around."The Millenium Earl, I am known as by the circles of the few.. They know not yet that I am a doctor.. an ironic persona.. Our victory.. Lies with destroying the Heart.. The Heart of all Innocence... God."You say nothing, the man is not finished, yet he continues his slow pace around the table once more,"The Heart of God gives all innocence their power.. Likewise, it is the most powerful.. It is how I intend to win this long, long attrtition..."
"Yet, we've destroyed innocence before, have we not? We could simply destroy them systematically until-""Until only that one remains? I have thought of it.. Indeed.. I have.. Faefnir.. Do you know... How many Innocence there are in this world?""I'm not quite familiar," You admit."Two Thousand, Four hundred, and twenty eight. Are you aware of how many currently have wielders?""I am not." once more, you claim your ignorance."All of them. Save for a few. And So long as the Heart exists, they will eventually return to the world again.. That's discounting the Crimson Order and their equivalents that oppose us... We are the losing side here Bondomu.. It is why, now that I know what you are.. I must ask you.. Will you Go to London and seek out the Black Order's Headquarters? It could indeed be a suicide mission.. Yet.. With the number that they have positioned to oppose the King of Scotland and his supposed... "Heathens" they appear to be quite distracted.. Now would be the best time to strike at their seat of power.. I do not command this of you.. I ask this of you.. As the most field capable Noah that is active.."> Refuse for now, you've got things to do in Scotland..> Agree, time to strike a blow.> (Other)
>>26781985[X] Refuse for now, you've got things to do in Scotland.No can do we need to join with the creature giving us luck before trying anything funny against the G-man.
>>26781966Because failing this will do nothing.. Succeeding this...Well.. It's your choice to make..
>>26781985I would gather that while we are ready for the task, those that would assist us are not.We WERE heading for Scotland, perhaps some deal could be struck between the 'heathen' king and our family, an alliance against the Black Order. Our power IS forging bonds after all.
>>26782025In that case I say we fail hard, and draw that devilish fellow ever closer.
>>26781985We will need time to prepare for this. We have not yet come into our complete power yet.
>>26782025...Is sucess perhaps in this case, failure? Do you propose we critically fail, and unleash the Scottsmen?
It's not too late to change this.. Unless you.. are prepared to go down the Rabbit Hole.
>>26782066The world may never recover again.
>>26782025If it's concerning Wonderland, I don't see why we shouldn't help Alice with her problem before heading towards a climactic battle at the Order's headquarters.
>>26782092 Oh devil, don't tell me the bloody big head found us...
>>26782050Don't think we want to summon the devil NOW. As is, he eats bonds. Local bonds. Guess who's local? Mind you IF the thing is a success to start with... well, to get one's cake and eat it too.. question is.. what kind of cake is it?
>>26782092Is Devil's Luck on, or off, as of the roll, or has the passive crit inversion been eschewed in favor of a one time inversion?
Consensus states that you will refuse this request..Writing... If you object, speak now or forever hold your peace...
>>26782161Devl's luck is still always presumed on at the start of the thread.
>>26782165I say let the crit stand then. We can't run from our fate forever.
>>26781985[X] Refuse for now, you've got things to do in Scotland.."Adam, I am headed towards Scotland. I intend to stoke the flames of war, provide support towards Scotland, force more and more to head north to the battlefront, draw them away from their places of power, force them to rely on supply lines that can be interrupted or poisoned. In addition should my experiments be successful I should be able to make the mass production of ones like Fonso possible, humans with Akuma weaponry. Perhaps I can have the King of Scotland aid me in this, he will most desperately need the help that these monsters will provide."
>>26782186Agreed. The crit stands in. Time to go into the breech again... hopefully we will be able to return to Maddy soon.
>>26782204Seconding as a refusal plan.
>>26782204We should not mention Fonso.
>>26782273They already know about Fonso, or at least Morgan does.
>>26781985>[x] Refuse for now, you've got things to do in Scotland.."It's because I'm the most field capable Noah that I must refuse. We're too short handed right now to throw our lives away. You said there were thousands of Innocence, and there are only 5 of us. We need to make our numbers count. If you order it, I will go to London, but it is not an option I would wish for.">>26782204Your point about Fonso and curses is a good one. It calls back to how we helped come up with the skulls.
>>26782204Oh snap. We might end up creating the blue-skinned highland berserkers of Scotland if we apply what we learn from Fonso onto their warriors.
Rolled 62In the name of all that is unholy the things are much worse than I expected. We have to do something big to reverse the tide of this war. Something such as corrupting humans on a large scale. Researching curses could come in handy here.We could tackle this in a completely opposite way too and go into hiding with the Noah. If demons disappear for a couple hundred years or more, they will fade into legend. People won't expect them and will not be prepared to fight them.>>26782204We could go to scotland and strike a deal with their King.
"Adam," You begin, clearing your throat, as you've heard others do. " I do not believe that Me and Mine currently have the capability to perform such a drastic attack.. I have in my mind to continue onto Scotland, with intent to stoke the flames of war, provide support towards Scottland, and ravage the Crimson upon the battlefield, and behind the curtain that is for the Puppet-master's. Demons can destroy their supply lines, poison them, and wreak equal havoc as more are pulled from their seat." You clench a fist, your faux-knuckles cracking with your clench," It will wear away their morale, numbers, and lands..." You finish with your eyes focused on something that's there.. a concept rather.. An Idea.. it is war.. and by the Devil do you love the thought, as a smile crawls upon your face.Adam takes his seat," Well, as you have made your decision, I will not deny you that. We will indeed foster the flames..." He folds his hands before himself again, as he relaxes into his chair."Morgan, Alice.. Anything that you'd like to bring to the table? By the way.. Where in the Devil is Maashiima?""Alice giggles at that, as Morgan simply states," He is away on business, and I have nothing else to say.. I must get back to my experiments..Alice jumps up, leaning over the table and nearly out of her seat," Oh, Oh, I know, I know Where Maashiima is! Maashiima's in Wonderland, Say Bondomu, would you like to go there?"You hold your hand up," Oh, Alice, I... I..."> I would love to.> Certainly, whisk me away.> Nothing would please me more.> It is Tea Time, isn't it?> (Other- I'd really like to go to Wonderland...)
>>26782387"I suppose there's no use saying 'no' to you, is there?"
>>26782387[X] I would love to.I know your game Alice. Can't very well call it a surprise if the invitee is asking to go.
>>26782387The answer is yes. The answer is ALWAYS yes. It is time for.. tea.
Rolled 50>>26782387>> (Other- I'd really like to go to Wonderland...)We could insert a baking pun here."To go there would be really bun. ""Cake me away to Wonderland"
>>26782387Welp, we did promise after all. And we keep our promises. Not just the ones that involve promising to murder someone either. We keep the Fun ones too.
>>26782456>implying murder is not fun>>26782387Yes, take us to Wonderbread.
Maybe we should be a bit more cordial with Alice through. You know what they say: "Familiarity bread contempt"
>>26782478Oh it is. But it's not Fun. Notice the distinction?
>>26782387>ask if she can magic up our better halfI suppose tea is in order?
>>26782531The top half of the bun that is Bondomu, which happens to have top buns.
>>26782519These jokes will never go stale.
"To go there would be quite bun indeed, just oven your rabbit hole and cake me away!" You say with a smile, despite your previous words.. Everything's gone all.. You need to go there.. To break a promise would be dreadful, wouldn't it? You can't break this one..The Doctor looks to the girl, as her face spreads into a shit-eating grin," Alice, what in the..""Hey, Adam, Adam, He said yes, he said yes! It's time to go now! Thank you for the food, bye bye now!""Alice, Wait!" The Doctor reaches for her, and she slips away through one of her portals, that you soon find yourself falling through, laughing as you can taste colors, and hear feelings.As Alice falls with you, she seems to swim around your body, " Ah, but this is only half of you, we'll get the other..."As you fall out, you see that it's now close to dawn, and everyone looks to you, bewildered and confused as you clap your hands slowly, the effect slowly wearing off of you."I.. Ah... I..." You try to string words together from the.. "trip" that you've just had... Yet they do not come easily."Come one, come all! Faefnir's friends and family!" Alice struts around with a strangely tall pink hat and matching cane, waving it about flamboyantly," Today Faefnir and Madeleine will be tripping all the way to Wonderland! A place of mystery, murder, and- EVIL QUEENS THAT WANT TO SCREW IT ALL UP!" She shakes with anger for a moment as she recomposes herself, taking on the grandiose demeanor from before," While he's gone, I'll be escorting you all to Safe human-hunting Territory in Scotland! Save for.. Him." She points the cane at a bound Ivan, that's staring at Alice in absolute disbelief."He's going back to the Crimson where he belongs.. Faefnir and Maddie will take care of HIM when they return..""Ahhh, excuse me, I don't believe I said I'd go to.." Maddie starts as she slowly approaches Alice.
With a point of her cane, Alice gives Maddie a shit-eating smile," I invite you to wonderland!"And in that moment, as if something possessed her, Maddie nods, and falls back into the snow," Wonderland! Wonderland! I'm going to Wonderland!"The entire family looks on in shock, save for Schwere, who's still reading."With that said, away we.. go!"It is there that Faefnir, and Madeleine ventured into Wonderland.. and alas.. I am not familiar with this part.. the events within are.. unknown to me..> Switch Narrators for Adventures in Wonderland..> Continue on after Wonderland..> (Other)
>>26782720>> Switch Narrators for Adventures in Wonderland..
>>26782720>> Switch Narrators for Adventures in Wonderland..Who is going to narrate this...Alice?
>>26782720damn you, making us choose between adventure and plot
>>26782720[X] Switch Narrators for Adventures in WonderlandI am displeased that Ivan was disregarded, but alas he can't very well be expected to be civil when he thinks he's human.
>>26782720>[YES] Switch Narrators for Adventures in Wonderland..ADVENTURE HO!
>>26782772I suppose that's a look at it.. Though once/if the Red Queen is slain, Alice will be significantly more useful.. As if she isn't already..
Could this mean we won't have access to devil's luck? Will the game rules change in wonderland?How is the weather in wonderland at this time of the year? I heard it was green and jolly.
>>26782720>[x] Switch Narrators for Adventures in Wonderland..MAXIMUM. FUN. Also, I just realized that I've been basically imagining Alice as pic related.
>>26782805I like this, Switch narrators, this will be our Noah coming of age. Wonderland and the red queen sound like a good opportunity to improve upon our Maddiesync. I can't be the only one thinking 99% of Alice's attention and power is going toward killing the Red Queen. I keep thinking she has this army of poorly knit together never-has-beens and Shouldn't-bes that she could call out of wonderland, but the Red queen is stopping her...But this is just one man's fantasy. The stir-fry was delicious.
>>26782805oh don't get me wrong, wonderland sounds great <3>but a lot can happen once we've traveled down the rabbit hole. And the Queen might getMAD, very unbecoming of a gentleman
>>26782838And now I am picturing the Noah family playing DnD with Alice as the dungeon master.
Odd, seems I'm having a failure uploading even when I upload nothing..
>>26782838>universes deadliest 13 year old an master DM
we have already examined Fonso pretty well, and now we are good with the other Noah again, so can we dump him off on morgan now?
>>26782870The Queen might get mad, but we could seduce her with our awesome baking skills and turn her into our next yandere waifu.>>26782963Devil's luck at work.>>26782838For some reason, I had something much less safe for work pop out in my mind to represent Alice.
>>26782748>>26782760>>26782777>>26782797You love me, you really love me! Right them, lets get right down to the nasty nastyness.. My shoes need a good polishing... Ah. Oh..You want me to tell this story.. Heh.. Heheh... Hehhhh... You're all quite silly.. I like that.>>26782825Of course the rules will change, you expect wonderland to be normally normal like normal busine->>26782838You is my main squeeze, This is why I love you ho(mi)es.>>26782963Adam's out, it's allll Alice now!
>>26783012We've barely studied him at all. So no.
>>26782934"NO Faefnir, you don't get to put all your skill points into baking! And you Maashima- take the stick out of your ass and fill out your character sheet!" See, this is why I invited Schwere, she's the only one who filled out her character sheet right."Meanwhile, Maashima sits in the corner, refusing to play. Alice finally goads him into it, he fills out his character sheet, and she immediately Rocks Fall, You Die's him. And Schwere turns out to get super-duper serious when it comes to DnD. >>26783025I feel like I have erred in bringing up Tiny Tina.
>>26783025Stop being so mad.I am still waiting for an answer about the weather? Is it red ?
>>26783025W-w-what are we gonna do on the thread, Alice?
>>26783025it this serious? did we just go tiny tina Quest
>>26783025Yesss. Let the fun begin! Where joy and fun and explosions and blood rain freely~
>>26783025POP! goes the Exorcist!
>>26783070And Maddie's not really interested in playing the game with the other Noah. She's just the girl Faefnir brought for....some reason.
>>26783124I regret I do not have the version of this picture with the sound effect replaced with "pomf"
>>26783206Yeah, I would have posted that pic too if I actually saved it.
The colors swirl, lick, and spin as Faefnir descends down the rabbit hole, the wonders of my land wear away at his mind, unveiling only the truth within his succulent flesh..."Hah.. Hahah.... Hahahaha!" He laughs as his brain melts from the joys, the bliss, the dementia of the world," Maddie, Maddie my dearest, is this not the most amazing thing you've felt?!" He calls out to the other Bondomu, her own will being sheared by the ethereal tendrils of old dreams and new, she clutches him for support as they fall through the endless colors that they now taste and feel."Faefnir, I .. I.. It's lovely! It's like living again!"I cackle like a bat that fled from hell and came back for seconds," My invitation has been well received I see! I do hope this came as a pleasant surprise to you all?" I say with the dressiest voice that I can..>"Burn all the babies! Wonderland's amazing, I knew you'd love, I knew you'd love it! Let's kill the Queen bitch together!"The two cackle all the way down until we all fall into one of many entrances to Wonderland...The walls seem to be made of some spongey material.. not unlike a mushroom, yet the door? The door is for a titan, the three of you barely come up to the first hinge.. There's a table, and instinctively, I tell the two of them the first rule of Wonderland...>#1: "When you eat something upon a table, it makes you grow."The Table has a chair next to it, yet the three of us are like door mice.. Whatever shall we do to get it?>Faefnir has control, Narration will Revert to Alice-vision when necessary or interesting.I'll also scrap up the Wonderland rules on a pastebucket or Photobin for you guys. But it's not because I like you or anything... The games begin...
>>26783257Let's get on that table and whip up something for us to eat!
>>26783070Oh boy, imagine playing a game madder then all players combined.>>26783257We could simply fly up to the table top.No one recognize those pictures?
>>26783257We have access to our Akuma powers and stuff here right?Let's fly up and get somma dat growing stuff.
>>26783293Also. We fly everyone up there. Hopefully our rocket wings are strong enough for that.
http://pastebin.com/RPD8fGbxIt starts.>>26783312Funny you should mention that...
>>26783329>http://pastebin.com/RPD8fGbxSo, could we be bake something while on the table and offer it to someone standing on the table to make him grow?
>>26783329Well, if it turns out we can't fly, we can always scale the wall and get to the table that way (how close IS the table to the wall?). The wall is apparently quite soft, and we (Maddie and Faefnir) are quite strong.
>>26783351Yes, Yes you can. That's good thinking. You should've thought of that, and joy! You did.Votes to carry this motion? Ah, Motion carried, let's go! But wait...
>>26783370>>26783375WHo said it had to be that big table? Rules only mention a table, not a specific one. We could just draw one on the ground or build a small one.
>>26783398Oh snap. I like the way you think.
>>26783398Or just make one with Creation Engine. If such a thing works here. ...I'm beginning to think that we're gonna die here.
>>26783257LET US CREATE A SMALLER TABLE FOR US TO SIT ON!and we shall set our plates and things on high chairs for us to eat from.
>>26783429Well, with our 2/10 sync rate, trying to make a table might end up creating a maple, a label or some rabble.You know, if we remove the back, a chair is very much like a table.
You look to Alice and Maddie, still giggkling mad yourself, and upon hearing the first rule you give a quick shrug," Just means that we have to fly up there and be polite, right, come then, it should be easy!"You unleash your jet-wings from your back and begin to blast upward, gunning for that table.. You do so with great success! As you set yourself down... Your senses tingle as you sense something approaching..>"Wonderland Rule #50 No flies on the dinner table!" The Consequence is to be swat!>Roll 1d20 mah bros.. Uhh DC for this one.. It's 22 Yeah, toatlly 22 with Agility +7 to help you out!Uhh, wait.. You're a fly so... That might not be the case...
Rolled 7>>26783457It'll be fine.
Rolled 11>>26783457Damn you damned Ma..arvelous Alice
Rolled 2>>26783457Yeah. We're gonna die here alright.Good night sweet Duke.
>>26783477Oh hells yeah. We supah-fly now.
Rolled 5>>26783477Another one bites the Duke.
>>26783477You cheeky little fly... You cheeeky little fly...
Rolled 13>>26783499We are supposed to be on your side Alice.
>>26783499I must confess, this string of good luck is quite unnerving. In the last thread, too, I was rolling crits so often.Have I the attention of devils upon me!!?
Rolled 19>>26783499>>26783457>>26783375>>26783329>>26783257Hold on a sec, the narrator's name keeps changing. It's straying away from reality, slowly, madly.
>>26783548Yeah, noticed that too. I just thought it was to set the mood.
>>26783562It could be a sanity indicator of the narrator. As it progress from Alice the marvelous to Alice the Mad, she gets madder and madder.
>>26783548>>26783562my word, are you anons suggesting that Alice might be a bad typist!?
Alice calls out, giggling like mad, as you speed away from the table, jumping off and hovering down for a landing, Maddie looks to you and jumps up and down clapping, "Oh loook, loook, look! My dearest is back! Oh how I've missed you dearly dearest dearly dear! By the by way, dear.. There's a way over there..." Madeleine points to a staircase that leads up to the chair, and continues on up to the table.Alice chuckles at that, calling out to you," Cheeeky little fly Look at you dodging the swat! Good job fly-fly Faefnir! Did you see any food up there?"You scratch at your chin, trying to recall as you fold your wings in," I.. Hmm.." You tend to your newfound "fly-senses.. "I believe... I believe that there was, even if I didn't see it."Alice skips over to you and grabs your hand, smiling like a lunatic that's been pleased far more than she should have been," Good, good, if you think it's there, it should be there.""Is this another rule of this fantastic land?""Nope! That's just good ol' Grade: B Optimism!""And what's Grade:A?""Pessimism of course! That's a rule! I think..".>Wonderland Rule #?:The only thing better than Optimism is Pessimism.Maddie joins hands with Alice and the three of you skip up to the table's top, a feast for the eyes and the mouth, Roasted Pig, Sauteed Mushroom, Cheese Covered Beef, and Swan Stew... You know it to be swan as there's a label.. in fact, there's a label on all of these things.."Well, if we want to open that door, we've got to stuff our faces!">Which food do you eat?
>>26783656Try the cheese covered beef, I hear it goes well with bread.
>>26783656>Roasted Pig, Sauteed Mushroom, Cheese Covered Beef, and Swan StewBah, those dishes are probably all going bad.Lets just eat our bread.
>>26783692Yes, yes, quite right. Burn them to ashes and bake some bread!
Before you commit to using fire, I want to ask you casual observers which of these the listed dishes is not like the others? Which of these things does not belong?
>>26783822Mushroom, as it doesn't contain meat.Also, mushrooms are typically used in wonderland to change size.
>>26783822That would be the mushroom, since to my knowledge mushrooms don't bleed.
>>26783822Another rule of wonderland? Oddballs are good? Or is it never eat the shrooms...
>Thread endAlas, I must retire this good night..I'll take your decided upon action for the next thread.>Use fire to burn the food down and create bread?>Or will you choose one of the dishes?I'll let a little bird know when the adventures of Wonderland will continue... The Twitters are adorably delicious after all..As for prior questions, you'll know the color of wonderlands sky, as well as the weather soon enough.
Good night Pleasantmen and Eagerladies!Another time, another night... Yet for now, Eclectic Dreams and Readymares!
>>26784018Good night Alice, keep silly play nilly.
someone archive this please
>>26784502Yeah, sure.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26778883/Archived, gentlemen.>>26784018Dream of jabberwocks and vorpal bunnies, Alice.
>>26783928So when IS the next thread?
>>26784609Oh, never mind. Missed the little note of tattling blue birds.
>>26783928I seem to be having trouble finding your little birdie in the massive flock. Are you just stealing the duke's or will you be using your own?
>>26786390Yeah, I don't think he'd use a different twitter account. It's linked right there on the very first post.