You are a Magical Girl, and you're on your very first mission as Warmaster of the Ninth Officio. Your current objective at the moment is to escort Kirishima Ruri, the most powerful and influential idol in mainstream media, to Mitakihara Stadium for her concert. Once there, you'll be digging in and keeping guard along with your hand-picked team, to make sure that nothing untoward happens to the principal.With any luck, this concert would go through without a hitch.With some actual, real luck, someone will try something and you'd actually get to shoot their kneecaps off.
>>26977768The last two days hasn't exactly been kind to you. Besides finding out that your principal is basically a green-haired giggly harpy that seems to schitzophrenically bounce between a reasonable, if even well-intentioned nice girl next door to a grinning, scheming master troll - and discovering that you're the current target of a massive security leak that's all but sanctioned by your boss AND has your hair-trigger temper, high-frequency pigsticker-wielding colleague on her side - trying to get things secured had been an absolute ordeal. Thankfully, Kyuubey seemed generous with allocating resources you needed, but...you've got a feeling that won't be the case in the future. The mutant cat does have his own limits, and it'll only be a matter of time before you start hitting them....Well, it wasn't all that bad. You did have a nice dream, earlier, one that didn't involve you dying somehow while a pink-haired eldritchian horror giggled over your twitching corpse. And you did find a friend - of sorts - with Karasawa Noriko, a sweaty, drippy assistant of Ruri and an idol of her own right. You've no idea how she survives being the superidol's daily kicking puppy, and you've scared the wits out of her a couple of times - but she seemed like a nice kid. Nice enough that you'd probably take a bullet for her if she gets in the crossfire. Or avoid using her as a human shield if it's you being shot at. Something like that, yeah. That's what friends do with their friends, right?Yeah. That's what friends do for their friends.Besides not setting them on fire....You're never going to let that go, are you? Because you should. It's time to let it go. Move on with your life. Seriously.
>>26977780If it's any consolation, the journey to Mitakihara Stadium seems to be moving along smoothly, with the four-car convoy proceeding without incident down a route that's already been blocked off and secured by the city authorities. Most of the security detail the first three cars - Squad Hiryu included - while you, Enishi and Sayaka rode along with Ruri and Noriko in the fourth. Kyosuke's security firm seemed dedicated into showing they were serious, too - sending out two heavily-armored APCs to escort the convoy, one at point and the other tailing behind. You'd just appreciate it more if the APcs themselves weren't sporting Super Idol Sensation Ruri-sama decals and paintwork, something that even Ruri herself felt was a bit excessive (but not before giggling and having Noriko take pictures of herself posing in front of them). When asked (or just stonily glared at), Kyosuke explained that it was all 2020 Productions' idea, with the Producer himself insisting that the armored vehicles be dolled up for the concert. Something about making every available surface an 'event-marketing opportunity' or something like that. But as with all things concerning Kirishima Ruri, you decided to simply shrug and let it happen. As long as the gun turrets and stuff on the APCs still work, you wouldn't care if they were plastered with uncensored MM x MM fanart - which, coincidentally, is a real andahorrifying phenomenon that Ruri let you get a peek of from her laptop. You had to look away after the first few pieces, thankful that Sayaka was too busy talking to Kyoko on her smartphone to notice.It's...well, it's the internet, fine, but you'll probably never get the sight of what is pretty much a drawing of you with bits you shouldn't have, and using said bits on what is essentially a drawing of Midori.
>>26977786...Setting that aside, things are going your way for now. Not even a peep from Tojo Group, and you were anticipating that they'd try something during the trip to the stadium. No sudden unexplained packages from the Prophet, and even Pinky's behaving (although she did just kiss you with a mouth full of blood earlier). So far, so good, then?"More like so far, so boring." Ruri grumbles for what seems like the umpteenth time since you got into the car, the idol slouching while in her frilly, black gothic lolita costume. Her brilliant green hair tied into her trademark twintails and then teased into gentle curls. "Really, Chiaki-chan, when I asked for you to escort me, I thought things would be a bit more...exciting! Shootouts! High-speed car chases! Explosions!"Both you and Sayaka share a glance, and the Blueberry replies for you. "But...isn't that what you asked us specifically to prevent, Ruri-san?""Well, yeah..." Ruri allows, before sighing again. "But I wanted to see the both of you - especially Chiaki-chan here - in action! I mean, it seems kind of a waste, right? For everyone to go to this kind of effort, and nothing happening?" She turns to you, then at Sayaka, then back at you again, expectantly. "Right? You agree with me, right? Ne, Chiaki-chan?"Sayaka glances back at you again, and you see Enishi covering her smile with a kimono sleeve.This idol. Really, this idol.How do you respond?
>>26977795its the most exciting time of the day :D
>>26977812hurr hurr hurrr
>>26977795[x] "There's no such thing as a convenient amount of action. It's always too much or too little."Fucking kneecaps dodging a confrontation.
>>26977795"I hope we aren't going to need any of the security we've placed around you today, personally."
>>26977795[x] "I prefer to get my action outside escort missions myself."
>>26977795[x] Shootouts aren't nearly as exciting when you have to protect someone.
>>26977812its like this retard doesn't even know this quest was around before the Magical girl things were a mainstay.go back to sleep little newfriend.
>>26977871>>26977952>replyingWonder what kind of disaster this day will bring with it.
>>26977795[x] "My last Idol protection job ended with dozens of innocent people gunned down by the corrupt security detail, or hacked to pieces by Lance Kilgore's brainwashed Idol harem. All of whom are now dead. Kilgore himself was worse than anything you could possibly imagine.If something 'exciting' does happen, you will probably be far too busy pissing yourself in terror to enjoy it."
>>26977991personally i'm curios to know whether this is gonna be worse then killgore or kharns shit at this point.
>>26977812You are months too late for any hopes of thatI wish I had a slowpoke image that reflected just how slow you were
>>26977795Stare at her silently for a moment then give her a shrug and a non-committal "Maybe." Sigh and stare out the window (because Warmaster gets the window seat) and say "I kinda want to shoot someone... but I want this to be over with more."
>>26977795[x]Shootouts are a lot less fun when you can't shoot back, and don't regenerate from bullet holes. [x]No, I'm not going to give you a gun.
>>26978056How about that one where the guy replies to that Code Geass post two years later?
We really should tell her bits and pieces about our last escort mission and how it ended. Seeing Ruri squirm would be fun.
>>26978163She wouldn't squirm. She's laugh and squeal and be enraptured by all the blood and gore.-Wait, how did she avoid the shootout last time, anyway?
>>26977795[x] Get her a Vid of how Girl A acidentally 3 Eversor Squads.
>>26978179Well if she did, we could guilt-trip her by reminding her that it was her colleague that almost got raped, and others that actually have been before, and it's not a laughing mater nor 'exciting'.
>>26978193But there wasn't much to see. One moment everyone was happy, then they were dead. We need something more graphic.Also, I want to scare Noriko.
I just want them to hook up. They deserve it.
>>26978361It's all about the journey anon.
>>26978361>mfw I realized that Chiaki is a textbook example of a Kuudere>mfw I realized that Homuhomu was too.
>>26978361I agree with the sentiment, but I'd suggest another picture.
>>26978477Nicehatguy, get the last one with Wendy done!
The life of a doujin artist / magical girl is surely one of suffering.
>>26978610Truly among the most stressful of dual occupations.
>>26978502Last one with Wendy? Did I miss one?
If Ruri just gets casually shot by some random person during the concert. I will laughhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCv3iv-jGro
>>26977906 >>26977925 >>26978084You glance down at the Warmaster cap in your hands - the winged skull emblem embroidered with golden thread grinning toothily at you - before looking back up at the idol. You reply that the security isn't really a waste, as far as you're concerned - it's always better to have something and not need it, than need something and not have it. That said, you're hoping that it'll be the former rather than the latter - as much as you agree that some action would indeed be exciting for her, it wouldn't be nearly as exciting for you. Shootouts aren't nearly as exciting when you've got a principal to worry about. It's the reason why escort missions like these are more often than not avoided like the plague in the Officio, even if they mean a significant boost in pay....And no, you're not giving her a gun.Ruri blinks at you. "Huh? B-but how did you--" The idol starts, puzzled, before shaking her head and pouting. "Aw, you're no fun, Chiaki-chan."Yes. You agree. You are No Fun Incarnate. And your boring, funless reign will continue until your contract with her is over and everyone can move on with their lives."Hmph!" Ruri turns her nose up and away from you, crossing her arms in a very annoying princess-like air. "You're making yourself lose so many Ruri Points, Chiaki-chan, it's not even funny! How are you going to get the Harem End if you're going to be like that all the time?"What? You're not even sure you can manage a single relationship. The hell is she talking about a Harem End? And what the hell are Ruri Points? Is this some kind of idol thing?"Affection points," Sayaka murmurs beside you. "You know. In visual novel games, that kind of thing."...Ah. You guessed it was something like that.[1/2]
>>26978786You were about to say how you're not at all interested in Ruri points at all, when all of a sudden the car you're riding in suddenly screeches to a crashing halt, and causing almost everyone to pitch forward in their seats. Sayaka squawks as Noriko ends up with her face in her lap, while Ruri herself shrieks as she finds herself sprawled on top of yours, her legs around your waist. You catch a whiff of her perfumed scent, one spiced with mint and something vaguely floral - before the angry swearing starts. Mostly from you, Sayaka, and surprisingly a bit from Ruri, but only after the both of you disentangle yourselves from each other awkwardly."What the hell happened?!" Sayaka turns towards the driver, who all but flinches as he tries to listen closely to the scratchy static coming from his earbud. "Why'd we stop? The road was supposed to be cleared for us! We don't even need to stop for red lights, for fuck's sake!""The point APC says there's...there's something on the road in front of us, ma'am! Right in the middle of the road! It wasn't there earlier, it just popped up out of nowhere!""Well, have them drive around it, for fuck's sake!" Sayaka all but growls. "I thought you guys were fucking pros!" There's a moment as the blue-haired Eversor visibly tries to calm herself. "...Did they say what it is, even?"The driver nods, and murmurs something into his headset. A few moments more, and he turns to Sayaka. "...They say it's a dead body, ma'am. Female. In a...in a Magical Girl costume, it sounds like." Some more static, and the driver goes pale. "And...uh...it appears to be one with the head cut off, ma'am.""...What?" Ruri gasps, here, a horrified expression on her face. "T-that's...no, the Tojo Group wouldn't go that far, would they?"...Well. Fuck.What do you do?Get out of the car and investigate the body.Have the convoy drive around it.Other.
>>26978797[x] Timestop[x] Get out of the car and investigate the body.
Before I leave for workFor anyone who's struggling with the messy order from suptghttp://wiki.magicalgirlnoir.com/index.php/Thread_indexThe wiki itself is kind of bare right now since it's just a spare time project in between everything else. But, hey, I managed to put together little something for thread 1 and 2! To feel a bit better about the shameless plug, have a quick edit from last night. >>26978797[X]Get out of the car and investigate the body.
>>26978797>Have the convoy drive around it.Don't stop. Have one of the cars out the body in the trunk for future examination.Or timestop.
>>26978797[x]Get out of the car and investigate the body.
>>26978797>[x] OTHER: NEW ROUTEBody could be a trap, blown up when the convoy drives past it.New route to the stadium, now.
>>26978797>Get out of the car and investigate the body.Rip mami.
>>26978797Leave Sayaka inside step out and examine itMaybe stop time once we step out and examine it even
>>26978834>>26978814>>26978822I agree, open the door and timestop while Chiaki is inside the car.
>>26978797>[x]Have the convoy drive around it.Don't stopThe body is obviously a warning and our principal's safety takes precedence. Any info we can gather, later.
>>26978797>[x]Other Order the convoy to drive around it and before anything happens we timestop.While in timestop we examine the body, and then look around for anyone with an RPG waiting in ambush.
>>26978797[x] timestop[x] investigate the bodyBut I think we know who that body belongs to, we have already found the head.
>>26978827This, if possible.Guys DON'T STOP.Stopping is a trap. We can detail a car to investigate if we want to but keeping the principal on scene is a NO NO.
Goddamit, Prophet, can't you fucking wait? We're trying to work here. [X]Have Sayaka investigate.
>>26978797>[X]Get out of the car and investigate the body.With our Meguca backup keeping an eye on *all* the angles.
I'm more interested in hos it just..appeared in the middle of the road. An illusion to get us to stop? Or was it there all along, just concealed. Either way we don't stop, not now.
>>26978797[x] Leave the car alone, making sure the other two guard the principal.
>>26978827[x] Supporting this one
>>26978797[x] Switch to a different route, have either one of the peons or one of Squad Hiryuu check the body while we're getting Ruri out of here.
>"The point APC says there's...there's something on the road in front of us, ma'am! Right in the middle of the road! It wasn't there earlier, it just popped up out of nowhere!"Just popped out of nowhere?I can think of any Saints that could do that right now
>>26978797>Get out of the car and investigate the body.>Have the convoy drive around it.Both. Sayaka stays with the Principal. Enishi comes with us. We detail one car to break off and stay with us. The rest of the convoy (with the Gun girls) keeps moving towards the destination. Us and Enishi investigate corpse.
>>26978797>[x]Have the convoy drive around it.>[x]Other.Switch to alternate route.
>>26978797[x]Tell Sayaka and the rest to keep an eye on their surroundings[x]Timestop[x]Investigate Body
>headless bodyIt's Mami, isn't it?
For those voting timestop, it may longer be our absolute advantage.The body just popped out of nowhere. This requires either of 2 scenarios:1) Enemy knows our routes and hid the body there, perhaps casting a veil on it until we got close enough.2) A member of the OPFOR has timestop. Getting our route and dragging a corpse to block up while doing so.
>>26978946Fake!Mami and also the girl Kyoko is looking for.
>>26978797Stopping's tends to be a bad idea.[x] Get around or an alternate route. Call the office and get someone else dispatched to look into the body and area.
Oh god, I vvas the first poster ever in the first thread vvho named Chiaki. It's an abstract kind of feel.
>>26978797EwwwwRoute B and send a couple of the squad to check the bodyhttp://www.crunchyroll.com/newsfeed/tag/madoka+magica
>all those timeskipsWe are teasing Pinky too much. And not in the good way. Save timestops for when we really need them.
>>26978953OPFOR? at any rate, it has already been mentioned that Chiaki is the only magical girl in the world with Timestop. The closest equivalent are time slowing abilities like Kirika's.
>>26978953>1) Enemy knows our routes and hid the body there, perhaps casting a veil on it until we got close enough.Cince the city authorities knew about the concert and route was closed off ahead of time, this is most probable explanation.
>>26978955>>26978982Timestops are fine as long as they're not frivolous and we don't do stupid shit. Last one was a bit of both but it seemed to end well due to our stockpile of Pinky Points.>>26978963crunchyroll pls go
>>26978982I think this counts for a really needs itAnd we have not used timestop all that often lately just the last couple of times we used it frivolously
>>26978986presumably he means OPposing FORce
NECO has been silent...its her body isnt it
>>26979002Well we had the head appear before NECO even turned up so maybe this is the same body?
>>26979002God I fucking hope so.
>>26979002Nah, we are not THAT lucky.It's most likely the body we already have head for.
>>26979002Nah. We dont have that much luck. Our luck is so shitty in fact, that it probably will be one of the Squad Hiryuu girls.
<- Concert time?
>>26979000That makes sense. Thank you.
>>26978797[x]Have the convoy drive around it.[x]Detail someone to go secure it, too.
>>26979048Sayaka's skirt sucks. She should be wearing pants.
This thread is too wide.
>>26979084>too wideI think you need to leave
>>26979084No its not. Its not wide enough. Its never wide enough, anon.
>>26979048KyouMami look best, MadoHomu are fine, Sayaka looks like a policewoman ineptly disguised as an old-fashioned gentleman.
>>26979048I like the dresses
>>26979048Homuhomu looks surprisingly good in red. We need to go clothes shopping with Midori and get Chiaki some red.
>>26979123>Kyouko in a dressC'mon...stop it, I'm too old to be attracted to fictional charcters.
>>26979048>>26979123>SayakaWhy can't she into clothing?
>>26979002She wasn't a MG last time I checked
>>26979144Because Salaka a shit.
>>26979131And you need to draw it.Pretty please. With a sugar on top.
>>26979134You're not thinking deeper enough.Kyoko... wearing Amber's dress
>>26979156Qipao are fantastic.
>>26979154Chiaki and Midori shopping for clothes? Sounds a bit complicated but I like the idea. Can't do anything tonight because I have classes after work, but I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.
>>26979195And Pinky perving in the changing rooms. Jealous of Midori's midoris.
>>26978816 >>26978814 >>26978825 >>26978833You tell the driver to have everyone on high alert and be ready to move when you say so. You then turn to Sayaka and Enishi, telling them to guard Ruri with their lives and be ready for anything."Huh?" Sayaka frowns at you as she tries to fix her hair back into its unmussed form, Noriko's struggling and flailing having made a complete mess of it. "Well, of course that's what we're supposed to do all along, the hell are you trying to--" A moment, and her eyes go wide. "Wait. You're not seriously thinking of going out there, are you?"...Of course you are. You're just going to see what it is."Are you fucking--" The blue-haired Eversor starts to yell, before forcing herself to take a deep breath, a gloved hand on her chest as she forces the air down. "...Look, I know that your amnesia's pretty inconvenient, but that only affects your memory, right? It has nothing to do whatsoever with your common sense, or what little of it you've got."And her point is?"My point is that it's obviously a fucking TRAP!" Her voice rises at the very last word, obviously for emphasis and obviously because she could only modulate herself so much. "Get the fucking convoy to keep moving forward and around it, double-time!""...I hate to say it, but Miki-san has a point, Warmaster." Enishi cuts in. "This is nothing but the crudest of bait for a trap. We should be cautious." A moment of silence, before she shakes her head. "But if we cannot stop you, then I will insist at least on half of Squad Kiryu stepping out and forming overwatch while you investigate."...Sure. That'll be fine.[1/2]
>>26979179Great minds think alike, says Anonymous Anonymous.
>>26979236You make to pull the door beside you open, when Sayaka grabs you by the arm. "Murderface--no, Chiaki." Sayaka looks...well, she looks the most worried you've ever seen her look. "I don't...this doesn't feel right." She shakes her head, a single bead of sweat trickling down the side of her face. "This feels suspicious as fuck. Get the convoy moving, we'll have someone from the Officio check the body out. Let's go, now." A pause as she swallows here, audibly. "Please? Call me paranoid if you want, but..."But what? Is her Blueberry senses tingling?"What? Blueberry? I--" Sayaka frowns, here. "Come on, Murderface, be serious for once, Christ."How do you respond?
>>26979255[x] "Fine, I'll use timestop. Fuck."
Why aren't we timestopping?>>26979255[x] Tell the convoy to move, timestop, get out, investigate, get back to car, resume normal time and get out of there
>>26979255At least if its a trap we know what we're getting into. Here paranoia levels arent high enough. The alternate route is a trap too. Its better to spring the obvious trap than the real trap.
>>26979255[x] LISTEN TO OUR STAFFConvoy, proceed. We'll get a cleanup crew.
>>26979255[x] Follow advice.
>>26979255[x] Yeah, gotta support timestop as well. And not wasting too much time on this, just identify the corpse or anything that looks like a trap.
Dont follow advice, see:>>26979280
>>26979280You know your shadowruns well, good sir. I salute you.
>>26979255[x] Agree with Enishi, we should ignore that corpse, ignore Blueberry.
>>26979255Dammit...Use >>26978827Get a new route, keep driving. Don't fall for obvious trap
>>26979255If this is a trap, then who is it for? It can't be for Ruri, because no one would ever send out the principal to poke a dead girl's body lying in the middle of the road. It's a trap for me. They want to draw me out. So that's what I'm going to do, go out there and get drawn out. Keeps the principal and the convoy out of danger.
...Oh hell.[X] Proceed.[X] Call Kyubey for rertieval. You received a head before. Could this be the body it belong to?
>>26979297Cant say I ever had any interest in shadowrun. I hardly have any idea what it is beyond some RPG about, what, running in shadows?
>>26979255"I was feeling pretty suspicious myself anyway. Get someone from the office here in five minutes. They report to you instantly and you let me know if it's important. Got it? Right, let's just move on and get this over with."
>>26979280>>26979302Different reason, same result. I'll support either. Both seem true
>>26979255>[x] "Tell the convoy to go, don't stop. No matter what happens. I will join you in a while"Get free from Sayaka and timestop. Make sure that she is not touching us or she will be taken in as well. Then investigate and check for ambush.
>>26979302For What purpose?Why would you purpose draw out the single most dangerous MG in the convoy? The course of action seperates us from our principal, the one we're suppose to protect.
>>26979330Welcome, you seem new here.You see, theres these things we call Golden Weapons, and they have each a wielder who wants more of them.
I think it's not related to the Tojo group.We have an headless body here. We got a head before....Would they match?
>>26979342So indulge a personal reason while on an escort mission.How professional.
>>26979309Shadowrun is set in a futuristic world run by ruthless megacorps. Traps, betrayals and plots within plans within schemes are very common, to the point that 'shadowrun' has become a unit of measurement for paranoia.
>>26979255[x] GtfoGet the convoy moving.
>>26979302>>26979302[x]This.[x]"You and the rest of the Convoy continue as scheduled, send a car for me one you`ve arrived. I will check this. Alone."
>>26979255No point in telling her to advise us and make sure we don't fuck up too badly if we're just going to ignore her advice and fuck up anyway.>Response"Ok." And get the convoy moving again.
>>26979350You don't get it. This is the first challenge. If we ignore it, they'll keep throwing new ones at us. Better to get it over with now before whoever is doing this takes Ruri hostage or whatever.
>>26979350You don't understand. This is MG Highlander we're talkin bout. Whenever we've fought a GW wielder shut has gone DOWN. Its safer for us to lure them away than stick together.
>>26979377>That Gilette in Gothic-Loli OutfitEvery fucking time.
>>26979350Look up. You see that mention of Kilgore? Where it turned into a bloodbath?that was the last time we ran into a Golden Weapon wielder. This is Bad News.
>>26979352I like to measure my paranoia in Nuggets.>>26979350So ignore a personal threat possibly extending towards our principal. Let her get caught up in our problems. Really fucking pro idea there, chief.
>>26979255[X] Haul Ass[X] Call Kyuubey, tell him to have the body picked up and analyzed.MGNQ after a crappy day at College? You are awesome, Decu.
>>26979406Is that... Revy from Black Lagoon as an ork?
>>26979417Who knows.and that's the last of them
>>26979417One of the characters in the Shadowrun core book is a female ork that uses dual pistols IIRC.
>>26979255[x]"Alright, we'll do it your way. Call up QB and have him secure the body."Get the convoy moving.
>>26979255[x] Ok, lets get out of here. Any place that scares Sayaka that badly is definitely a place that our principal shouldn't be hanging around.
As much as investigating it makes sense, we just witnessed a fucking miracle. Sayaka showed concern for us. Hell, she called us by name and even said PLEASE. Call QB, get some support out here to watch over this obvious trap until we can come back and check it out. But for now,[x] let's get the hell out of here.
>>26979255[X] Respect the Blueberry. This time, anyway. Move on, nobody gets out.
>>26979255[x]It's a trap, get the convoy moving. Eyes open.[x]Get one of the security grunts to investigate the body and secure it, and get the officio to pick it up later.
>>26979255I was going to stop time while I checked it but okRoll the convoy on and get someone sent to check the body
>>26979380>>26979383>>26979405Correct but we did not fight kilgore only because he wanted to fight Chiaki. He was there to attempt to summon Pinky or some other devil, we only fought him because his plans directly ran counter to ours at that point.So to that end, what is this one's goal? It will NOT just be simply fighting Chiaki. The head delivery and now the body, the malice and clear calling of a hit Mami shows that the perp at least has some sort of goal/target. Whether that is even the final goal is in question and might just be something to get Chiaki to react against, badly.If the final goal is Mami, well, we have teams protecting her and we can get there in hurry. If it is someone else outside our scope, they're shit out of luck. But if the target is our principal, this trap easily separates us from her, the only one who can counter a GW holder and hope to win.
>>26979377>>26979406>>26979427That being said, Gillettes are fucking terrifying. I can deal with people shooting at me, Hermetic Mages pulling their Magical Bullshit, exploding drones and remote controlled HINDs but Melee-Monsters that look like teenage girls and shit blades from every possible and impossible orifice make me shit my pants.
>>26979500Which is why we should USE FUCKING TIMESTOP.
[x]GET THE CONVOY MOVING-[x]While you pass it, kneecap the corpse.What? We wanted some action, and this is a perfect target. It's called checking for traps.
>>26979507Damn it Illya you're so cute the shadowruns have been sucked right out of me.
>>26979510We can't rely on Timestop, it's unreliable as Hell and Pinky can be a fickle woman.
>>26979507>GillettesWhere from? You've intrigued me.
>>26979541Shadowrun. A Gillette is basically a derogatory term for a female augmented Street-Samurai that specializes in Melee with loads of hidden blades built into their cybernetic bodies.And yeah, hidden Elbowblades are actually a thing in Shadowun.
>>26979558>>26979597Badass. Now I wish we had one of our own. Would just send her out to investigate, they sound like they can hold their own in a fight.
>>26979255Too much fixation on the body. Investigating it does nothing but satisfy our own curiosity. Timestop ? Why even the chance getting close to the body. If there are snipers, bombs or ambushes or whatever waiting ahead they could set one whichever way we go anyway.Stay away from the one that has the highest chance of being a Callidus trap. Let's not test our timestop against possible a precog or anything that we can just leave alone with no consequence instead.[x] Listen to Sayaka and move on.
>>26979622Welll.... thats really sayaka.
>>26979643We can't treat her as expendable because Kyoko. Are these Gillettes hard to come by?
>>26979643Sayaka doesn't have vagina blades though... Does she? I mean I know Kyoko is very "spirited" but I don't think she's in to that sort of shit. Kharn on the other hand would probably go for it. Hell she's half way there anyway with her metal limbs.
>>26979643>>Berserk Sayaka with swords growing out of her body like Shirou. Eep.
>>26979651They're just people with fairly specific augs, it's not like they're made-to-order dolls.Except for the ones that are.
>>26979651What sort of wish would you have to make for blades to be hidden in every nook of your body? Maybe a girl who was abused sexualy that doesn't want anyone to be able to touch her without consequence again?
>>26979666She draws blades out of capes and cakes.Shit is sometimes called chocolate cake.Sayaka shits out swords.
>>26979675Or along the lines of "I want to be a kawaii melee monster bar none"
decu pls before we go full retard
>>26979687That doesn't seem tragic enough to be worth an incubators time.
>>26979675>As I sat in my dead parents study, I knew they would have to pay. But I would have to find something, something that would terrify them.>And, as a long-eared cat-alien entered my room, a flurry of blades flew through the window, impaling it ->And I knew, then, what I wished to be.>I became BLADE-GIRL, SCOURGE OF EVILDOERS!
>>26979693>cuntbladesIt's too late for that now, its already happened.
>>26979693Muuuuuuch too late for that.
>>26979699Schoolgirl batman. I love it.
ITS BEEN TOO LONG. ALMOST TOO WEEKS.NYAN NYAN
This won't work.
>>26979756WHAT IS LOVE?
>>26979762BABY DON'T HURT ME
All this spamming!It's not even been an hour yet you know.
I have no idea what is going on anymore.
>>26979747>>26979748>>26979752ladies ,see the provided example, and then take a long introspective look at yourselves and your post and wonder how it all went wrong
>>26979775It's the summoning ritual. First time in a MGNQ thread friend?
Post incoming in 4 minutes.mark my words
I still dont understand how this caught on.Like i've been following this since the first thread and I just dont understand why it has to happen every single fucking thread.
>>26979798because otherwise we end up talking about cuntblades
>>26979798Because it does kind of work. Decu knows we're bored and have run out of other things to talk about when this happens.
>>26979810Or we just do it as the hour approaches.
>>26979798Hatguy made the drawing parodying Macros Frontier. Someone posted it. Decu posted immediately afterwards. Result, summoning ritual.
>>26979815Why must you ruin the magic? I bet you tell little kids that santa isn't real too.
>>26979807Yeah, I bet you would rather talk about dickblades instead. faggot.
>>26979829What are you talking about?The hour immediately after decu's last appearance is the most suitable time to cast the summoning ritual.Look what Tohsaka got when she did it an hour in advance.Unless you want to summon something else entirely. Kotters, maybe?
>>26979878I see. Then I appologise for the misunderstanding.
nows a good time for the ritual
>>26979281 >>26979285 >>26979305 >>26979314Well, you were going to use your Shield to stop time and investigate, but...Sayaka being spooked to the point that she's calling you by your real name? AND using the magic word? That's something you really have to stop and pay attention to. That means shit has officially become real.You glance at the blue-haired Eversor, then back at the door you're about to open - before letting go of the handle and re-engaging the lock. Fine, you tell her. The convoy'll go ahead, but only after you've had some of the security detail secure the body. You also want to call Headquarters and have someone from the Officio to collect the corpse and have it processed for evidence."Alright. That's...that's okay." Sayaka nods, and you hear her let out the breath she seems to have been holding. What she doesn't let go of, however, is your wrist - her gloved hand still grasping yours, firmly enough that you feel your fingers start to grow numb. You blink at this, before giving your captured arm a brief shake. And then another. By the third time, Sayaka seems to finally get it, and lets go, a slight blush on her cheeks."A-ah. Sorry, Murderface." She sheepishly apologises. "Was kinda expecting that you'd book it the moment I let go."...What did she think you were, some sort of kid?"No, but..." The Eversor shakes her head. "I was just...er...just, uh...""It's fine, Miki-san. The Warmaster is just surprised that you're actually showing concern towards her well-being, rather than you simply wishing that she'd die in a gory car accident." Enishi cuts in again, a smile on her face, one that grows wider as Sayaka glares at her. "Warmaster, I'll take care of having the body processed, I have Mami-san on the line as we speak. I've also alerted Kyosuke-san to have the body secured until our people arrive to collect it."Ah. Well. You were just going to do that, but...that's handy. You thank her.[1/2]
>>26980043>>26980045Good job team
"This much is nothing, Matsuda-sama." The Callidus smiles, bowing serenely, still pointedly ignoring Sayaka's dagger-like stare. "I am at the Warmaster's service.""Kissass." Sayaka grumbles underneath her breath, audible enough for everyone to hear. Enishi simply giggles at this, but doesn't return the barb, thankfully.The convoy starts to move again a few minutes later, Kyosuke's men doing what they were supposed to with military precision - the grisly obstacle secured and removed from the road. The car you're in is silent as you pass by the three men left behind to watch over the corpse, two of them already carefully placing it in a bodybag. You catch a glimpse of the body just as it's zipped up - and it's unmistakable how it's wearing the same costume you remember Mami wearing.You turn towards Enishi, a question poised on your lips, and Enishi holds up a hand, her expression grave."No, Matsuda-sama. Like I said, I was on the phone with Mami-san only a few minutes ago. It's not her. Please trust me on that."Ah. You nod slowly, before leaning back on your seat. All...all right, then.Had you looked to the side, you'd have seen Sayaka do the same, the same cold dread on her face."Mami-san?" Ruri, who's been uncharacteristically quiet since the convoy stopped, squeaks out. "Who's this Mami-san? Is she...is she someone important to you, Chiaki-chan?" How do you respond? It seems that Ruri's trying to calm down by finding someone to talk about.
>>26980052D'awww, lil' Saya cares about Chiaki after all!
>>26980075It's working. We're turning her from bitch to tsundere rival.
>>26980072[x] "She is important to everyone in the officio."
>>26980072Mami is important to a lot of people.
>>26980072[x] "Mami-san is probably the most important person in my whole life. Regardless of how much I remember my whole life."Death flag is go.
>>26980072[x] "Ah, well...calling her the Officio's mascot would be a bit demeaning. More like a mother I guess? I can scarcely imagine there's anyone there to who she isn't important, in some way."
>>26980072She's a veteran magic girl and mother figure to everyone at the officio.
>>26980072Mumble out: "Just the maker of the best pancakes in the world."After a pause:"But shes one of our most senior Magical Girls, a mother figure to most of us, the heart of our Officio."
>>26979667I think you mean "Badass!"
>>26980072Yes, she is. Very importantWhen I first turned up I had no memory, no purpose, hell I didn't even have a nameMami pretty much helped me go from a blank slate into something approaching a human being and vouched for me with no reason to believe I would be anything but a danger
can we not spill everything to someone I still don't trust, a simple "Yes, she is important" would suffice
>>26980072[X]"She is the mother we never knew we had or deserved."
>>26980072The big sister I never had. Or had and don't remember. She's... special. Yeah
>>26980072[X] "A girl in our Officio that's gotten some death threats lately."Let's try and not disclose too much. For once. Maybe.
>>26980072>People telling the suspicious troll-like character everything about Mami.Come on, son!We can meet her halfway though.[x]"You could say she has a lot of fans back at base. You could almost say she's an idol of the officio." Deadpan. Have them have no idea if we're making an idol pun or not.
>>26980072"She is a senior member of my Officio, she also makes great pancakes. Apart from that you don't need to know anything else other than that if any harm comes to her, I will go through ten thousand escort missions like this to seek revenge."
If Neco had a Mami profile, I'd give it to Ruri
>>26980186>Saying she doesn't need to know anything else, then immediately telling Ruri that Mami is our weak spot.
>>26980163I suppose this is a fair answer and I like it. But even if I dislike Ruri myself, some sort of reassurance here would be pretty in line with Chiaki's attitude. Maybe this with a mention that she's a well liked figure and important figure in the business?
>>26980072[x]"She's important to a lot of the girls back home. Sayaka here has a crush on her, even."Redirected and served.
>>26980186Just the first part of this.
>>26980072[x] "None of your business. Stop sticking your nose into matters that do not concern you."Motherfucking Idols. I say once this gig is over we start shooting any future idols trying to approach us in the fucking kneecaps.
>>26980072"She's kind of like a big sister or surrogate mom or... Anyway, she may have gotten me addicted to pancakes."
>>26980203Never mind. [X] This
>>26980186>pancakesYes, focus on a detailed explanation of the virtue I'm Mami's pancakes. Be thorough, compare density, fluffiness etc. Speak about the importance (or utter lack there of) of reaching the correct syrup and butter to pancake ratios before digging in. Keep her engaged and distract Ruri from thinking about what she just for the duration of the ride.
>>26980186>[X] "She's a senior member of my Officio, she also makes great pancakes.It is a little tidbit, it also declares our ownership of the mammies, putting in a small unsaid threat on anyone that would try something. I like it, simple and direct.
>>26980105>[x] "Ah, well...calling her the Officio's mascot would be a bit demeaningYeah, that's QB's role.
>>26980186[X] "She's a senior member of my Officio, also she makes great pancakes."I like it.>>26980203Doesn't make an sense to me, why would we go and lie about something like that. No one has a crush on Mami, crush is too simple a word to describe it. Sayaka loves Kyoko, she also loves mami just as much as we do, but it's not the same kind of love, though if you harmed either of them, Sayaka would probably do the same thing to you regardless of who you hurt.I was going to do some studying and get some work done this morning, but I thought I'd check the catalog on the off chance this was up. Damnit decu, why u do dis!!
>>26979791My edit got reposted! I feel loved.
>>26980311It's a joke. We've been known to do deadpan humor like that. It also would serve to give Ruri something to focus on other than us driving home the fact that Mami is a giant-ass Chiaki weakspot like everyone else seems to want to tell her.
Well, this got slow. Guess terrible discussions and summon-spam is the lifeblood of slower MGNQ-threads.
so that corpse was probably Kyoko. if I had to make a guess at what the worst possibility might be.
>>26980630patiently waiting for the next Decu post.
>>26980659Kyouko can't quite fill out Mami's anatomy.Besides, Sayaka was talking with Kyouko a short while before this. Just in case, we should tell her to call again, while we call Midori.
>>26980685>Kyouko can't quite fill out Mami's anatomy.No, but Midori can.
>>26980696We should feel something if something happened to Midori. Her SG is attuned to ours.
Does anyone else want to see the lewd itashas?
>>26980092 >>26980096 >>26980105 >>26980107 >>26980113You blink at the question. Mami? Well...if you're the one being asked, she's...yes, she's important to you. Add to that, she's important to everyone back at your Officio. Even your boss holds her in high regard.Oh, and she makes the best pancakes ever. The best. You've never had anything that comes even remotely close to what she could make."O-oh?" Ruri manages a smile, now. "H-hee. SO that explains Chiaki-chan's pancake fetish. ..Ahh, now I want to see how they taste! Maybe after the concert, then!"...Yeah. Maybe after, you reply with a nod. You stare at her for a moment, before asking if she's still okay to go through the concert. You could probably call ahead in her behalf, have the entire thing postponed. That's how it's usually done, isn't it?"W-what? No! No, I'll...I'll be fine, really!" Ruri insists, shaking her head, accidentally hitting Noriko with a faceful of green drill-hair. "It's...I guess I feel just a bit silly, you know? I was asking for action eaerlier, and then I sort of get my wish, b-but in such a way..."Well. That's what's dangerous about wishes. Sometimes they're granted in the worst way ever.Anyway, you were expecting her to actually think it's cool, or what."...Now you're just being mean, Chiaki-chan." Ruri frowns here. "I know I'm sort of a magical girl superfan, but...I'm not the kind of person who jumps up and down at this sort of thing. Magical Girls fighting and dying in combat, sure, that's heroic and stuff, but being murdered in cold blood and put in display like that..." She shakes her head, hugging herself. Well. You're not sure what she expected. This is how things go, really. And you thought she looked up what Kharn did in her spare time, and everything."T-this is different!"No. No, it's really not."Murderface." Sayaka cuts in. "Let's get this done without scaring the principal any more, yeah?" ...Yeah. Sure.[1/2]
>>26980730Not because of Ruri, of course. But because Noriko looks like she's about to pass out, the poor girl shivering while pulling her hoodie around her tightly. Probably needs some sort of hug or some sort. You make do by patting her on the shoulder, instead. She seems to calm down some, but not enough.The rest of the trip is spent in stone cold silence, broken occasionally by Enishi and the driver checking in with their respective teams. You take this opportunity to listen in on the conversations with your own provided headset.You'll be relieved when this operation is finally over. The smash-and-grab mission directly afterwards will be a complete godsend.. . .The convoy reaches the stadium with no further interruptions, and everyone in the car with you heaves a collective sigh of relief as it pulls up beside the red carpet walkway leading to the entrance. As usual, the entire place is lousy with rabid fans, but at least the actual carpeted area is cordoned off with metal rails and heavily-armed guards. The cheering, muffled slightly by the car's soundproofing, is a wall of sound you're not particularly looking forward to crash into."Well, here we are, then," Ruri murmurs, briefly glancing at her reflection from her smartphone's surface and smiling. "You guys ready? It'll be really loud and frantic, but we usually just make a beeline for the entrance, that's it. If anyone tries to get close, you can push them back, but no hitting! Especially if they're the press!""Christ, look at the size of the goddamn crowd." Sayaka breathes, her eyes wide as she stares out the window. "...Do you think anyone from our Officio is in that crowd, Murderface?"Well, it's possible. Kyuubey did say a lot of girls showed up for that webcast in the general assembly room."Yeah, but..." She points out to the crowd, and you look closer at where she's pointing.[2/3]
>>26980742And it's then that you see what kind of situation you're in.Most of the crowd, if not all of them, are in Magical Girl costumes."...Well, I'm not gonna say they're all Magical Girls, for real, you know? Maybe they're just cosplayers, but..." Sayaka shakes her head. "It'd be stupidly easy for a hostile MG to hide in that mess."Shit. You hate it when she's right."I'd suggest just placing Ruri-san between us while we make our way through, as quickly as we can." Enishi cuts in. "We are still prepared to provide an armed response in case of anything, yes? And I'm sure no assassin will try anything out in such an open environment, and in front of so many witnesses. There are media crew out there, too, so anything awry will be captured on camera."That's...yeah, that makes sense."Well? How do we do this, then?" Sayaka glances at Ruri, then back at you. How do you escort Ruri down the red carpet? There's a high possibility she'll be accosted by media and fans.
>>26980745THE. MURDERFACE. EXPERIENCE
>>26980745Enishi has the right idea. Lets go with that.Also: >>26980751 to anyone who tries to barge in.
>>26980745[x] Murderface to the left, Sayaka to the back, Enishi to the right, Ruri between us allAnd straight to the entrance
>>26980745[x] Callidus shell game. Put an illusion on everyone, making them all look like... THEMSELVES! Nobody will ever expect that!
>>26980745>>26980779[x] This. And if anyone tries anything above ordinary fangirl shit, then this >>26980751
>>26980790Cars with animal decals on them.So-called itashas ( ita [pain] + sha [car] ) as folks joke the cars must be in pain.Because more often than not, you end up with specimens like this.
>>26980745>And I'm sure no assassin will try anything out in such an open environment, and in front of so many witnesses>That's...yeah, that makes sense.Uh, are we forgetting about Kilgore here? Plenty of golden weapon users give zero shit about subtlety or not being completely obvious. And even if they do, between sniping and callidus abilities it would still be very possible.[x] Have Enishi change everyone's appearance - you'll look like Ruri, Sayaka like you, and Ruri like Sayaka. Walk in a line of (disguised) Sayaka->Chiaki->Ruri->Enishi, looking like Chiaki->Ruri->Sayaka->Enishi to the crowd.Any other ideas beyond 'just walk out there straight up' would also be fine.
>>26980745[X] Enishi has a good plan.with the hat on we might be able to incapacitate any normal girl who tries to get close without having to get to physical.
>>26980810Pretty sure that's illegal to drive in many places.
>>26980745[x]Enshi is now Ruri. Ruri is now Noriko.
>>26980843You mean Callidus disguise? But other Callidus can easily counter it.
>>26980853Which is why we should do >>26980799, because when they counter it they'll be left with the same thing, making them wonder if they were actually able to counter it in the first place.
>>26980869It's just crazy enough to work.
>>26979397Did we ever figure out if she is supposed to be a dwarf or not?
>>26980869>>26980799>>26980745[x] Fuck it. Let's do this, it just might work.
>>26980745>>26980898[x] I agree.
>>26980745Just put a hand on her shoulder and urge her to walk quickly, scan the crowd but try not to see threats where none are. Just move quick, get to the stadium entrance.Can enishi project images?If she could put an image of us walking like 5 feet ahead and cloak ourselves that would be perfect but it seems a little beyond her.
>>26980927>If she could put an image of us walking like 5 feet ahead and cloak ourselves that would be perfect but it seems a little beyond her.[x]Exactly what I was thinking about
>>26980927[X] Voting for this. Let's go.
>>26980927Let us not burn through her mana that quickly.
>>26980843That would teach Ruri about being Noriko though, so it is a good plan.
>>26980869So double disguise. One for everyone, and another layer underneath for Ruri.Remember, if this will be an operation, it will not just be the magical girls. It will be Yakuza, swordy girls, gunny girls, and kill them all girls.
Did everyone get assassinated?
>>26981064If you're refering to the thread being quiet, it seems to me everyone is unusualy in sync about what to do today, so no arguments.
>>26981064I'm at work right now so I'm posting a bit sporadically. Besides, it's not like we need to keep talking every minute the quest is running. If there's nothing to say, there's nothing to say. Or shall we have a waifu argument?
I love these plans but they all seem to work under the assumption that no magical girls who are going to attack will see through the illusions easily when we know that Ruri has been directly targeted by at least one culexus
>>26981132Good point. I will wait patiently then.
>>26981115Usually more discussion though. And the threads are usually more quiet at the beginning, but after a good amount of activity it's really slowed down these past two updates.
>>26981132I was thinking about starting a waifu argument, but I can't think of anything to say aside from 'HEY ANON MIDORI A SHIT'And that's just not true.
>>26981135Once again, >>26980799 is a brilliant plan and you should vote for it.
>>26980745[x]Pull out gun. [x]Shoot some rounds in the air.[x]Watch for people who do not look freaked out by that.Most will assume its part of the Show and In-Character for Murder-Mayumi, but will probably still be freaked out for a moment. Now you just need keep an Eye on the bunch who didnt freak out because they are accustomed to gunfire.
Remember when we planned on trying out Pinky's butt softness level?This will make her feel less jealous of Knife girl so she won't be shanked as fast.
We haven't talked to Misaka for a while. I wonder if she'll have a new toy to show us next time we bump in to her?
>>26981186Callidus.They are trained to be actresses. They will act like the normal people.
>>26980072>"No, Matsuda-sama. Like I said, I was on the phone with Mami-san only a few minutes ago. It's not her. Please trust me on that.">I was on the phone with Mami-san only a few minutes ago. It's not her. Please trust me on that.>It's not her. Please trust me on that.>Please trust me on that.>trust me>trustWHY DO YOU GUYS NOT NOTICE THESE KINDS OF THINGSI LEAVE FOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE AND SUDDENLY WE TRUST PEOPLE WITHOUT A SECOND THOUGHTWE BARELY EVEN MET THIS GIRLNEVER TRUST SOMEONE WHO TELLS YOU TO TRUST THEM.
>>26981187Speaking of plans, we still haven't checked the panty collection for Ruri or Enshi.
>>26981192Hopefully. Inventions are fun.
>>26981205I don't know.Can I trust you in this?
>>26981215But Enishi doesn't wear any.
>>26981205For fuck sake anon. She's our head Callidus. Keeping an eye out for the unusual is fine, but there's a difference between being weary and jumping at every little thing.
>>26981205we met her beforeshe is the callidus rank leaderkyuubey himself sent herif she is compromised the entire officio is fucked
>>26981147Then it's like the threads last year. They usually got quiet after voting and waiting on Decu. Nothing wrong with that. >>26981153Midorin is pretty cool, yes. I want her to regain the backbone she displayed during her introduction and the barrier arc though. I'm guessing Chiaki actually paying attention to her is making her nervousness go through the roof though.
>>26981242Of course not. Kharn took her only pair.
>>26981196Except that Surprise is pretty hard to fake. They would most likely need a few seconds to catch on what we had in mind.
>>26981205>>26981231>implying you two aren't in on this to make the rest of us choose a side and then reveal your master plan
>>26981244>if she is compromised the entire officio is fuckedEXACTLY MY POINT
>>26981255You can't blame the poor girl. She is kinda sorta living her fantasy.
>>26981255She is the character who acts meek normally, but will step up to the plate when needed.
>>26981263And this, anons, is the pinnacle of Shadowruns.I am proud.
>>26981244>if she is compromised the entire officio is fuckedMGNQ is something you can only participate in if you ask: "What could possibly go wrong?"And then try to answer it.
>>26981205>>26981205Stop that shit.
>>26981205>implying Enishi wasn't calling Mami to activate Order 66
>>26981297Well, then we have to be suspicious of every other leader, including blueberry.We have established that blueberry is ok. Let us at least wait until Enshi gives us a reason to doubt her.
>>26981270And there's nothing we can do about it if she is. So there's no point worrying, because on the off chance that she's NOT out to kill/maim/rape us/Ruri/everyone, that will just make us less effective at doing our job.
>>26981205>>26981270>if she is compromised the entire officio is fuckedAnd if the entire officio is fucked, the mission can be considered unimportant. We need confirmation by her tipping her hand first. And we can't tell until after we get back to the officio.Or just calling Mami up. But not right now.
>>26981205Im afraid I have to agree. As hard as it would be to imagine the Rank Leader Callidus to betray us, or QB for that matter, "Please trust me" is the biggest red flag in history.
>>2698131766 - Is that the murder jedi without question one?
>>26981344Retire All Meguca.
Is this Shadowrun 3 yet?
>>26981353Emperor Enshi and her cloned Murderface army.
>>26981344Yes. And since you know that I can only conclude that you are one of them.
All these shadowruns, the truth is this.Ruri is obsessed with MG's, and she is setting up this whole thing to have a huge adventure with magical girls. After it's all over, she'll top off her plan with celebratory thank you sex in a dramatic reenactment of chapter 27 of that one MM X MM doujin.How are you all not seeing this?
>>26981319do you really think she'll give a sign before its too late?
>>26981378I would laugh so hard.And after all the shadowruns, this is actually possible.
>>26981378I choose not to see it because I enjoy these mexican standoff moments where we accuse everyone of everything.
>>26981381>signIt'll be a victory speech.
>>26981400It will be the best. Only Pinky will be on our side because we can trust her.
>>26981400Of course, thats why we're all hereCase in point: What if enishi is a GW Wielder?
>>26981408We have her little sister. We can go into hiding, train her sister into the best magical girl, and raise a rebellion. Then become a spirit magical girl or something.
>>26981409It's crazy how true this is.
>>26981378Oh shit, that's so clever!And that Mami head and now the body?Haha, pretty sneaky, I admit!
>>26981413We point our D Eagle at Noriko, simple as that.
>>26981378I dunno, between her idolization of Meguca, anime-trope savvy and devotion to singing about and being enthusiastic for the happiness of MGs, including love, well...All I'm saying is she might be the popular anime idol version of a yurifag, and would be more into voyeurism.
>>26981432And she'd take the bullet willingly. Your point?
>>26981413We call her fat.
>>26981409And now you see Pinky's plan.
>>26981424>training Noriko to become anythingI lack imagination to foresee any sort of success in this. We have a better chance in steamrolling the world with all our stolen weapons. No one can anticipate that.
I think I prefer the waifu arguments to the uncontrolled shadowruns
>>26981450Enishi or Noriko? If it's the former, then well and good. If it's the latter, well, I'm hoping Enishi at least has a bit of a heart.
>>26981256So she's a Strike Witch?
>>26981482Your waifu a perfectly reasonable choice.
>>26981482I don't trust your waifu>>26981492Here we go again considering stuff that isn't the worst case scenario
>>26981482There is nothing to argue about waifus. Watermelon end best end, everyone else is wrong.
>>26981492A better question would be which one is the better waifu. Or the more pathetic waifu.
SO KYUUBEYHOW'S THAT 'GENERAL PUBLIC DOESN'T BELIEVE IN MAGICAL GIRLS' THING WORKINGBECAUSE IT LOOKS TO ME LIKE IT IS SERIOUSLY GOING TO FUCK UP THIS MISSION
>>26979048Sallaka stole Koishi's hat.
>>26981514>>26981556And somehow, thinking of something to counteract Enishi being a double-agent got derailed into which of the two sisters are better waifus.Stay classy, /tg/.
>>26981547Normal watermelon end, or expanded watermelon end?
>>26981556Both. Both would be the better waifu.
Rolled 58>>26981547Does it come with black seeds?
>>26981507My choice is watermelon end. I'd post the image, but someone already beat me to it. I guess I need to make a second one.
>>26981608I stick by what I said. It is a good choice.
>>26981608You need to make one with wendy in it.>>26981613Then all is well, my good fellow.
>>26981442So you're suggesting she's NECO?She could have been busy enough today to not be able to post...
Someone needs to update The Murderface Experience with a confused and frightened Ruri.
>>26981626The thing that is really setting off mah shadowruns is lack of NECO.I've come to expect them during the threads and the silence is deafening.
>>26981626Seems to me that NECO's got more the general enjoyment of anything scandalous or gossipy a la paparazzis rather than any specific yuri-admiration or enjoyment.
>>26981646We can have Murderface 2.0. Maybe make it ghost train style this time with murderface in a little cart on a track?
>>26981675Ooh, I like it.Add some bears and a pair of giant spectacled sunless eyes. And Idol corpses, with Kilgore daemon lurking somewhere.Man, a lot of shit has happened since we got that image.
>>26981580>yuri fangirls>no sense of right or wrong>still not as bad as yaoi fangirls
>>26981409>Trust PinkyWe can't even trust her to fuck with us constantly.
>>26981704A hell of a lot.
>>26981704And a lot of dead Megucas.And headless Mami.
>>26981721>I could have sworn I left my OTP here...>OH WELL I'll just make a dozen more and leave them laying around!
>>26981734Still ranks as the most disturbing of the MGNQ drawfaggotry.
>>26981788YOU'VE GOT THE TOUCH
>>26981807That's not disturbing. That's hot and hilarious.
>>26980751 >>26980777 >>26980779 >>26980821You'll go with what Enishi suggested. While you're tempted to have her use her abilities to try and mask Ruri's presence as someone else, you also don't want to tire out the one Callidus in your team even before the concert's started. You'll just need to have to get through this in the shortest time possible.You share the plan with the idol, and she nods. "Right. No interviews, just waving and smiling to the crowd, that's it. Don't stop, keep moving forward. I get it, Chiaki-chan." Ruri grins at you, sounding and looking more like her usual self before the thing during the trip happened."Well, I can't let something like that bog me down too much, can I?" The idol says, reaching up to fluff up her twintails. "I've got fifty thousand fans to sing my heart out to in that stadium, and a billion more worldwide! If they see me visibly freaked out by something, then it won't be as good, right?"...Yeah, alright. She's got a point there.You can't help but think that if Ruri would actually make for a good Magical Girl, if she were ever chosen for a contract. Someone who can make hard decisions based on pure, cold logic without letting their emotions get in the way? The only person you know who could do that is...well, Mami. You can't, and Blueberry sure as hell can't. You doubt Kyoko could, too, and Midori's just right out.You don't share this with her, though. Because that would just be giving her the completely wrong idea. Not to mention a complete and utter nightmare for you and the rest of the Magical Girl world in general."Alright, we ready?" Sayaka calls out, and everyone replies to the affirmative. Noriko, however, shakes her head.[1/2]
>>26981807But thats bueno.
>>26981828"O-oh, um. I'm not joining everyone." Deepthroat lets out a wan, pale smile. "Assistants aren't supposed to walk on the red carpet. I'll...I'll join you guys backstage, d-don't worry..." She nods at you in particular. It seems the assistant's recovered from the scare you gave her earlier.Well. Alright, then, if she's sure."P-Please...take care of Ruri-sama for me." Noriko sniffs, here. "Get her into the stadium in one piece, alright...?"...How Ruri managed to get Noriko to be fiercely loyal to her despite the way she sometimes treats her assistant, you'll probably never know.You give her a small smile, before pulling the door on your side open. Immediately letting in the deafening, overpowering sound of more than a thousand fans cheering, screaming Ruri's name over and over. The sound growing even louder as you step out, jamming the Warmaster Cap on top of your head as you do so. Showtime.. . .It actually went...surprisingly well. Despite the healthy paranoia making you and the rest of the security detail dart your eyes here and there periodically, to watch for a held-out firearm or any kind of suspicious movement from any of the screaming, baying fans - all that happened was a few youngsters crawling under the railings, messing up their costumes and running up to Ruri to get their albums and notebooks signed. This you allowed to happen, albeit under close supervision. But what surprised you even more was that after they got their autographs from Ruri, they immediately went on to you, each one babbling on about how Murder Mayumi is their favorite character forever. You were taken aback enough that Ruri had to gently remind you, via stage whisper, to play along - and with Sayaka and Enishi grinning from ear to ear, you signed the name of Midori's fangirl version of yourself into the fan's proferred paraphernalia, the phony signature looking lame and strained compared to Ruri's flawless, curvy autograph.[2/3]
>>26981807The more disturbing one was the Sayaka/Amber one.It was more hot too
>>26981773There was one of nightmare mode Pinky when she caught Chiaki in the elevator heading towards Walpurgisnacht. That one was cool.
>>26981850No, that was hot.Really hot.
While we're talking about images, http://minus.com/miLyqokn5DrM7
>>26981862>>26981850Amber is delicious
>>26981929Dat smile. We need to go back to Murrica at some point.
I was under the belief that watermelon end was Chiaki x Midori x Wendy. Seeds, rind, melon. Though it seems people are swapping Wendy for Pinky. If so what are we calling the first one? Is expanded watermelon all four?
>>26981944Kyouko does look more sinisterly excited than angry/sad/shocked...
>>26981962watermelon end is midori and pinky, green and pink, expanded watermelon has wendy thrown in
>>26981962>http://minus.com/miLyqokn5DrM7Watermelon was around before wendy showed up. Originally it was Pinkyxchiakixmidori - green, pink, purple/black
>>26981962The original was with Pinky and Midori. With Wendy is the expanded one.
>>26981962How is Wendy Melon? I don't know of any Melons with Brown meat.
>>26981841For fuck's sake, it's just a doujin. ...Wait, they didn't even look old enough to read the damn thing! How'd they know about it?! Youth today, seriously...!"Yeah. Youths." Sayaka smirks. "Come on, Murder Mayumi. Let's get going before any more of your rabid fans lynch us for your panties, or something. Popular motherfucker."...You won't forget this, you tell the blue-haired Eversor."I hope so, Murderface." The Blueberry laughs, as Ruri waves energetically to the fans cheering from either side of you. "I really hope so."You're not too sure if it's the trick of the light or what, or if it's just from the multiple flashbulbs going off?But for a moment there, Sayaka's eyes looked completely black for a moment. Just like Pinky's. Just like Kirika's....That's impossible, of course.Sayaka doesn't have a Golden Weapon. She already has that...cheesecake thing. Probably stored in her inventory or whatever....Right?
>>26981962>Is expanded watermelon all four?Yes.>Chiaki x Midori x WendyOriginal watermelon was Pinky instead of Wendy.I feel we are forgetting someone. The fifth member.>>26981997You need a knife to open a watermelon.
>>26982007Our shadowruns have influenced the plot.
>>26981997Seeds are brown?
>>26982007Why you gotta do that Decu? Why?
>>26981865I don't remember this but it is hilarious.
>>26982007Damn it Decu.
>>26982007Bad Decu no Shadowruns
>>26981865Oh, that's my gallery! I'm really proud of the few original pieces in there. Not quite as proud of the edits, but still happy.
>>26982007God dammit decu stop fucking with us Sayapyon's not going to backstab us right? Right?!
>>26982007Ohsit>captcha: Goddefs mptersoSay it ain't so!
>>26981831Only if Chiaki joins in
And that's that! Next thread will be on Thursday! Thank you for your participation and feedback is always great!Haha, I apologize for the really long blank and the really horrible posting times this thread. It's been a while and it's hard to write in the same speed again! But I'll try to get it back up for the succeeding threads!Questions answered after the writeup!
Anons, don't take the decu bait.
>>26982007Ignore the eyes. Probably just a trick of the light."I can make you famous, too. Just a quick call to Green Green, and you'll see yourself drawn doing, and having done, things you wouldn't believe"
Early morning light filtered through venetian blinds, casting a striped shadow over the jumble of sheets covering Charlotte Laufson. Her face had buried itself in her pillow while long, blonde hair splayed out and cascaded over the covers. With a groggy groan, she reached out to her bedside table, not bothering to lift her head as she groped and grabbed for her phone. The Callidus rolled over and stared at the screen with a tired, squinted eye still sore from crying herself to sleep. Wednesday. Five days since Odette had disappeared. The first day had been easy enough. Sure, she had been worried sick, but the former warmaster had a habit of dropping off the face of the Earth for a few days at a time. Lotte had found ways to keep herself busy that day, to keep her mind off of what Odette might be going through. In the end, she'd spent the final hours of it wasting away on a bar stool trading memories with the Bartender. Things got harder on the second day. The incubator had done Lotte the cruel kindness of giving her the week off to rest up. His caring always managed to carry that certain edge to it. Give her a week to stew in her sorrow. Give her a condo that cost god knows how much money as a parting gift for her abdication, while the person she cared for the most got nothing but a pink slip and an eviction notice. Maybe that was his plan all along. By the fourth night, all she could do was think about all the things that she wished she'd said and done. Lotte couldn't even remember the last words she'd said to the little ex-warmaster. She'd never even worked up the courage to ask Odette to move in with her, even after her apartment had been broken into. Even Therese had offered to let her stay in the warmaster suite. [1/15]
>>26982078See you in two weeks
>>26982061we specifically turned down pinky when we were playing as sayaka to avoid things like this, don't worry, blueberry a shit, but not GW weilding crazy
Calm down you dorks. Salaka can't betray us, because otherwise we'll rat her out to Kyoko
>>26982078>ponytail chikuwaBased Decu.
>>26982100------------------------------------------------------ The Callidus pulled herself out of bed with a grunt and yawned as she made her way to the kitchen, still dressed in nothing more than her t-shirt and underwear. She cracked an egg and watched it fry as she rubbed the sleep from her pink eyes. A tired sigh escaped her lips as she played with the frying pan. With Odette gone, all of her mistakes seemed to come rushing back, fresh as the day before. Lotte's eyes wandered to a picture frame long turned down. She couldn't forget it if she tried. In the middle was Odette's nervous, smiling face, freshly appointed as warmaster - her flowing white hair still long and her baseball cap tucked under one arm. Lotte herself - then Callidus rank leader - leaned over with her arm wrapped around the warmaster's shoulders, trying her best to mush her breasts into Odette's face and make her blush for the camera. Therese stood to the warmaster's left trying to hide her anxiety and look professional after just being named Eversor lead after Odette vacated the position. Harriet Blinde, the Culexus rank leader, loomed in the background with her black hooded cloak draped over her hardsuit, one piercing, yellow eye peering through the shattered hole in the left side of her helmet. And then there was the girl that Lotte didn't allow herself to forget. The scent of burning egg assaulting her nose shook the blonde from her stupor, making her flail about for a plate to slide the egg onto. In her absentmindedness, Lotte realized she hadn't even remembered to make toast for her breakfast. The Callidus sighed as she fished around in her freezer for a couple slices of bread. Popping them in the toaster, she leaned back against the kitchen counter, once again having little more to do than lose herself in her thoughts. [2/15]
Hmm. Wouldn't Strawberry Oreo end be Kharn x Pinky x Chiaki?
>>26982040>>26982020But the order listed implied Chiaki = seeds (makes sense) Midori = rind (also makes sense), Wendy = meat (???). Wendy being seeds makes my question the same (I don't know any black melon meat for Chiaki) and being knife just ignores the meat altogether.
>>26982078If we kill Sayaka can we still get a Kyouko end?
>>26982117-------------------------- Two years ago. That was when it happened. Miranda Farewell was her name, but everyone just called her Mimi. She was the youngest of the rank leaders, having only been contracted a year and a half before Odette came to power. Her costume looked just like traditional funeral garb, lace veil and all. Somehow, Lotte had managed to butt heads with her from day one. The kid was all too intent on following rules and procedures; she was talented - greatly so - but lacked the experience and wisdom that came with age. In reality, as Lotte had come to admit to herself, they had both simply been vying for the warmaster's attention. Nothing more than a couple of teenage girls with a crush on the same person. The Callidus huffed as the toast popped. Her mind wandered as she ate her breakfast in silence, dwelling on the past and thinking about the future. As she finished the last bites of her slightly-overcooked egg, her brain switched to the present and she became aware of her current pitiful state. Following a deep breath, she glanced out the window and across the city, then muttered a quiet observation. "I need to get out of the house." *** [3/15]
>>26981983Kyouko is precisely in the middle of transaction between "honey, I'm home" and "what the fuck?"
>>26982135 Wind whistled through the skyscrapers of Toronto's financial district - an unseasonable cold that clung onto the spring as though trying to claw its way back into being. Gray clouds hung over head, a matching ceiling to the towering concrete walls of the city. Lotte shivered as she wandered aimlessly through the streets, her hands shoved deep into the pockets of her favourite fur-lined parka. For the second time in her life, she couldn't simply calm herself with mindless hedonism. Her mind couldn't settle on any one thing to do. She'd alright spent enough nights perched on a bar stool. No way was she going to let herself become some whiskey-drenched alcoholic. The only person she cared to share her bed with was absent; that being the very source of her current restlessness. One hand left her coat pocket and reached deep into that of her pants. The Callidus pulled her cellphone up with a haste that surprised even herself - the pocket nearly turning inside out as she yanked it. She stared at the screen as she trudged onward to nowhere. Her thumb flicked up and down, skimming through her gratuitous amount of contacts. Lotte couldn't help but find it funny how she knew so many people, yet there were so few that she was willing to confide in. Therese was out of the question. They hadn't been on the best of terms for at least a year - even worse after Odette's impeachment. There were Odette's two lackeys - or fan girls as the Callidus saw them - but Lotte had never interacted much with them, despite being so close to the former warmaster. She wasn't even sure where the twins had come from, exactly. They just seemed to appear one day and follow Odette's beck and call. [4/15]
>>26982143Lotte couldn't bring herself to bother the Bartender or the Russian any more than she already had. They'd already been far too kind to her as it was. She considered visiting the Eversor in the hospital for a moment just as her eyes focused on one person she hadn't considered. Lotte's thumb hovered over the call button for a timid moment, then tapped it as she inhaled and put the phone to her ear. A ring. Then two. After three rings, her call was answered by a nostalgic, slow, raspy voice distorted through a perpetually broken vox. "Ah. Yo, Harry," Lotte greeted the Culexus rank leader. "It's Lotte. Long time no talk, eh?" The Callidus grinned sheepishly as the Culexus greeted her in kind. It had been months since they'd spoken, even after staying close throughout Odette's tenure as warmaster. There was something refreshing about talking to such an old friend. Harriet had been contracted only a year before Lotte, around the same time as Odette had. The two were well-known as the two longest serving magical girls still active in the officio - each having somewhere near seven years under there belt. All who had come before them were either dead or retired, it seemed. "Yeah, just figured I'd see how you were doin' and stuff," Lotte said, finding herself strangely nervous all of the sudden. "You, um, you've heard the news, right?" She paused as Harriet voiced the affirmative, her slow voice making her sound all the more somber. "Yeah, it's... Yeah. I'm- I'm doin' alright. Been better," the blonde stammered as she tried her best to put on a collected face. "How 'bout you?" Harriet had always had an uncanny knack for seeing right through people, however, and this time was no different. Lotte pursed her lips, her walk becoming something more akin to a trudge as she weaved through pedestrians. [5/15]
>>26982137Or "starting without me?"
>>26982137This is a big part of why I love that drawing. It capturers the exact moment of transition.
>>26982157"Y- Yeah. Yeah. Okay. You got me," she conceded. "I'm a fuckin' wreck. What do you expect?" The Callidus paused briefly as she caught herself before her rant to go on any longer. "I... Uh, I'm sorry. That- That wasn't-" Lotte nodded as Harriet did her best to calm the Callidus. "I know, I know. Can't hide shit from you, ya creep. So what about you? Heard you went a little quiet after O got the boot." The blonde kept strolling through the cold and windy streets while listening to Harriet slowly explain the state of her being. She had been one of Odette's closest friends - her reaction to the one-eyed girl's dismissal being evidence enough to that. The few people around Harriet had noted that she became more cold and distant, especially toward the incubator and the new warmaster. Lotte made a timid chuckle as the Culexus explained that the feelings between them were mutual - that she, too, had been worried sick. "I thought as much. It's just... Christ," the blonde answered, "I just can't sit still. I need to DO something but I can't do shit because Terry and the fatass haven't said shit to anyone about anything and I just- FUCK. What the hell are they dragging their feet for?! The best girl this officio's ever seen goes missing and they just sit there picking their asses and I-" Lotte paused as Harriet urged her to stop and take a deep breath. She could already feel her cheeks running hot and could only imagine how red her face was. "I'm sorry, I'm sorry," Lotte muttered, shaking her head, "I didn't mean to snap at you like that. You don't need this." Something about Harriet's slow speech was oddly calming to the flustered Callidus. She had always been the voice of reason amongst the previous set of rank leaders. Despite her usual appearance and the sound of her voice, she had a certain motherly charm. Harriet was a calm observer, always prepared to give a frank opinion and a good word of advice when needed. [6/15]
>>26982103Maybe she's about to Witch outWe should make sure our Gems are clean and ready to rock in case the Shadowruns come to something.
>>26982173"Charlotte," the Culexus began, her vox-corrupted voice coming through like the grating of sandpaper, "it seems to me that you have been rudely and abruptly been made aware of your own mortality." She paused as short crackles of static popped from the phone's speaker. "I believe that you would do well to take heed of this lesson. Do not dally in your pursuits, whatever they may be. I have watched you for far too long and my patience for this matter has worn thin over the years." "And..." Lotte paused and bit her lip, trying to force the words out. "And what if she doesn't come back?" "Then you have truly been taught what happens to procrastinators in the harshest of manners. But you and I, we both know that Odette does not fall so easily." The blonde nodded and gulped as the thoughts sank in. "Hey, uh, any chance you might want to come down and hang out some time?" She asked meekly, idly fiddling with a strand of wind-blown hair. "Been a while since we've had a get-together or anything." Lotte nodded again as the Culexus gave her response. " That's cool," she muttered, hanging her head, "Yeah, I understand. Some other time then." The two said their good byes and Lotte slipped the phone back into her pocket as she pushed herself off the wall and back into the street. She didn't know exactly how long she had walked for, but the sky seemed to grow a darker shade of gray by the time she found herself in front of the stairs down to Harrison's bar. It was a homey little place nestled a floor below ground on a busy street corner. A large wooden sign with carved, sweeping font hung on the wall over the stairway, proudly announcing the place as having been established in 1924. Lotte had always wondered whether or not it was true. Black, wrought iron bars fenced in the stairs, decorated by an enlarged, framed copy of the menu. [7/15]
>>26982186The single white door jingled softly as Lotte entered, shivering as she pulled her coat on just a bit tighter. A woman with long, shimmering blonde hair was on stage, playing a violin while singing a slow, mournful melody in what the chilly Callidus could only assume was Russian. With a nod at the redheaded Bartender, Lotte took her seat and rubbed her hands together, desperate to get warm. "Afternoon, Shirley," said the Bartender with a sharp grin as she leaned over the counter. "Had a feelin' I'd be seein' you again." "Got nothing better to do," Lotte answered before adding, "and don't call me Shirley." "For free drinks I can call you whatever I want, kiddo," the redhead retorted, pulling a bottle of her best whiskey from her sleeve with a dull glow. " So any news?" "Yeah, they found two people," Lotte grumbled. "Their names are Jack and Shit." "Christ," the Bartender muttered as she fished around under the counter for a glass. "Snowflake's really fucked up now, huh?" Lotte smirked and let out a half-hearted chuckle. "She'd kill you if she heard you call her that." "Ask me how many fucks I give," the redhead said, finally setting a few ounces of whiskey in front of the Callidus. "Go on, ask me." "Tell me, Red," Lotte asked as she put the glass to her lips, "how many fucks?" "Not a single one!" she exclaimed with a snap of her fingers. "Ruskie and I damn near raised that little twerp. I can call her whatever the fuck I want." [8/15]
>>26981944Have I ever mentioned how arousing I find Sayaka's scars in this shot?
>>26982200The Callidus swirled her glass and gave the Bartender a smirk. The redhead would have been beautiful if it weren't for her speech. She was rude, crude and had a voice like gravel in a blender after her years of smoking. Lotte's chin found it's way to her hands and she rocked her head back and forth, staring into her drink. She didn't even like whiskey, but it's what the Bartender insisted on giving her as of late. The label on the bottle was a faded gold with bright, crimson font reading 'Harrison's Finest'. She claimed it was specially imbued with magical girl powers to go down easier and get you drunk all the faster for it. The best you could find, or so the redhead claimed. "Hey, Red?" Lotte asked, still cradling her chin in her hands. "Mind if I ask you a bit of a personal question?" "Shoot." "What's it like to, y'know," Lotte gestured to the ring on the Bartender's finger with her chin, "have somebody and stuff?" "Can't complain," the redhead answered. "I get to wake up with a hot blonde in my bed every morning. If that ain't the best thing, I don't know what is." "So do I. Doesn't seem that great to me." "Haha," the Bartender responded in monotone, "lookie here, folks. We got a fuckin' comedian." "I'll be here all night," Lotte said with a grin. "But seriously, how is it?" "Honestly?" The Bartender leaned further over the bar, lowering her voice. "It's the best. I mean, that's what newly-weds always say anyways, right? But damn, it's... It's somethin' else." "Still can't believe you two finally got married." "Eh, took us a while to get there," the barkeep added. "We got contracted, what? Nine years ago? Only reason we lasted so long is each other." She lowered her head to look the Callidus in the eye, a strangely sympathetic gesture for the usually uncaring Bartender. "Why? You gonna finally pop the question to Snowflake when she gets back?" [9/15]
>>26982208You and me both, brah.
>>26982209"No! I mean, well, yes, but... ugh," Lotte took a deep, strained breath to reorder her thoughts. "Not THE question. I was just thinking of asking her if she wanted to... retire together. With me. And stuff." "And stuff." The Bartender nodded, changing her posture to lean back on the bar on her elbows. "Can't say it's a terrible idea. A bit late to quit while you're ahead, but at least you ain't hit rock bottom yet. Well, you didn't. Snowflake kind of did for a while there. Better late than never is basically what I'm trying t'say here." Lotte made a muffled "hrm" in acknowledgement before taking a second sip of her drink. "I was thinking, since O likes her peace and quiet, maybe somewhere up north. One of those sleepy little towns with like ten people all named Frank." "Even the girl?" "Even the girl." "Y'know," the Bartender started, that terrible grin never managing to leave her face, "I never understood the appeal of all that small town bullshit. Call me a city gal, but it weirds me out when there's no noise. No action. Feels wrong." "Certainly explains your big mouth," Lotte replied with a smirk of her own. "Well ain't you a cheeky little shit," the Bartender growled, pinching one of the blonde's cheeks. "Ow. Ow. OWOWOWOWATCH THE FACE-" "'ll teach you to talk back to your elders," the redhead said with a certain note of pride. "Oh, by the way. Your friend with the lame ass hoodie's been checkin' you out for a few minutes now." She pointed unenthusiastically behind Lotte to a dimly lit corner of the pub. "What fuckin' chump, sittin' in the corner like some kinda mysterious stranger all broodin' an' shit." Lotte glanced over her shoulder, peering into the corner booth. Sure enough, there was the girl in the dark hoodie giving her a teasing wave. "Ah hell," the blonde muttered. "When did she get here?" [10/15]
>>26982233"Few minutes after you did," the Bartender replied, pushing herself off the bar counter. "Looks like you've got yourself a stalker, Shirley. Who is she, anyway?" "Just a friend," the Callidus answered quietly. "I'll go see what she wants. Talk to you later, Red." She paused, then after a moment's consideration added, "And send me over a damn mojito." "Yeah, yeah," the Bartender mumbled as she waved Lotte off. "Later, twerp." Heaving herself out of her seat, Lotte shoved her hands in her pockets as she wove a path between tables and past the all too young looking cocktail waitresses. She swore she could see the slightest glint of a pearly white grin beneath the darkness that unnaturally veiled her face. "Hey pretty lady," Surrey called out as Lotte slid into the booth. "You come here often?" The blonde narrowed her eyes, her brow forming a nearly straight line. "How did you know where to find me?" "We like to keep tabs," the hooded girl answered with a sly smirk. "Get it? Cause we're in a bar and-" "What do you want?" "No fun, Laufson. No fun at all. I need a bit of information, same as usual," replied Surrey as she swirled her finger around the rim of a glass in front of her. "We've got a new plan, but we'll need a few things before we can kick off the fireworks. You in?" "Depends," Lotte said, "you tell me what it is you need first, then we'll talk." "Well," Surrey started, "it's like this. Turns out this whole... whatever you want to call it with the contract amendment actually works out in our favour. Everyone's mighty pissed, and consider everything else going on... All we need now is to give the officio a little push in the right direction, and it's split clean in two." "Get to the point," the blonde groaned, "I wasn't exactly hoping my night would turn out this way." "Night?" The hooded girl let out a snort of laughter. "Laufson, it's four in the afternoon." "That early, huh? Shit..." [11/15]
"Yup, so don't you start slippin' on me. We still got need for you," Surrey said, a bit more accusatory than Lotte would have liked. "What I need right now is a few things about the key players here. Who's at the top of the food chain, so to speak. Specifically, your warmaster." "Terry?" Lotte asked, laughing to herself. "You want to know about Terry? Last I checked, you could look her up on the internet." "Yeah, well," Surrey averted her eyes as her constant smirk tugged at the edges of her mouth a bit more than Lotte was comfortable with, "there are some things you can't find so easily. We like to get what we can before we starting tapping phones and bugging offices. I want to know what makes her tick. Where we can... put a little pressure to give her a gentle push in the direction we want." "You want to know her weaknesses." "More or less." A waitress slid Lotte's drink onto the table without a word, after which the Callidus took a slow sip through the straw. "Well. There's always her anger issues. That's the big one that comes to mind," Lotte offered, "but you probably already knew that." "Her episodes. Yeah," Surrey nodded, "we've heard of them." "A couple years ago, right after, y'know-" "The Miranda incident." "Right," the blonde replied, her head hanging a fraction lower than before. "After the 'Miranda incident' if that's what you want to call it. Harriet nearly killed herself trying to keep Terry off me. You shoulda seen the size of the needle they jammed in her to sedate her. Took three of them to finally put her down." "That tough, huh?" "Shit yeah," Lotte snorted out a laugh before taking another sip of her drink. "She's a fuckin' monster when she gets mad." "Stronger than Miss Brighton?" "I... I don't know. In a fair fight I'd say it's a toss up," the Callidus prodded at her straw as she tried to think the hypothetical fight through. "O's got speed and smarts, but Terry's got brute strength. Not too bright, though." [12/15]
>>26982177Why on earth would she witch out?
>>26982258"No?" Surrey asked, her interest suddenly piqued. "Terry's never been the sharpest tool in the shed. Very 'storm the gates, guns blazing'," Lotte chuckled, gesturing wildly. "She isn't what you'd call 'leader material', exactly. Hell, most of the senior girls still want O back in power on account of the fact that she actually DID stuff when she wasn't pickin' fights. Terry just sits around and looks nervous. The Corbins do most of her work for her, as far as I know." "At least she's not one of those warmaster's that just screws around playing grab-ass with the other girls," the hooded girl commented, sounding more than slightly annoyed. "Honestly, I think I'd prefer that kind of warmaster over this," Lotte replied. "'least that way there'd be some sense of leadership." "To each their own, I guess," Surrey conceded, leaning back in her seat to rest her elbows atop the backrests. "So she's got the administrative talent of a bull gorilla and she's not looked upon well for it. Anything else come to mind?" "Just one thing and I don't even know if I'd call it a weakness," the blonde absentmindedly bit her lip as she turned the thought over, "but she's got this aide that's a bit of a... problem child." "I've heard of her. Argente, the one with the hairclips, right?" "Right," Lotte murmured, taking another short sip of her drink. "I think Terry only keeps her around cause she's good with the books, but," the Callidus leaned over the table, lowering her voice as she spoke, "she's got this real hard-on for pissing on Odette. She wants her dead more than anything in the world." "What for?" "Hell if I know," Lotte shrugged. "Some say it's cause Odette passed over her when choosing a new Vindy leader, but I don't know. Ty's not a fighter. The girl hardly ever gets combat missions, usually just book-keeping and meeting with people." [13/15]
>>26982276"And how is her relationship with the," Surrey hesitated for moment before putting emphasis on her next words, "current warmaster?" "With Terry? First word that comes to mind is 'sycophant'," the Callidus snickered and shook her head, "next would be 'brown-nose'. You get where I'm going with this." "Right, right. And the warmaster herself?" "Terry tolerates her, but not a whole lot beyond that. Hairclips isn't exactly subtle or cunning with her... vendetta against Odette, or whatever you want to call it, so Terry gets mighty pissed whenever she tries anything. Other than that," Lotte shrugged as she began to run out of words, "Ty's the only person to put her name in for Equerry consideration so far, so Terry's been dragging her feet and hoping someone else wants the position. That's about all I can think of that'd be of any use to you." "Oh, I think you've given me plenty," Surrey flashed a wicked grin beneath her hood before leaning over the table. "Now, we gonna talk payment now or later?" Lotte thought for a moment as she processed what precious little she understood of the hooded girl's objectives. After a long drink she put her elbow to the table and held her chin in her hand, a smirk creeping across her face. "You keep asking me for information," she began, gesturing with her other hand, "getting me to try and pull Odette into your schemes, making big promises that I don't know how the hell you expect to keep, and I just can't figure it out. One moment you seem to want one thing, the next you want another. I thought - for a while - that you wanted to put O back in power so you'd have someone higher up under your thumb... Seemed logical enough." The Callidus narrowed her eyes, resting her chin on the back of her palm. "But now this? Going after Terry? Splitting the officio in two? You talk like you want a war here." [14/15]
>>26982298"Could you be a bit more specific with your question?" Lotte's smirk vanished in an instant as her voice went cold. "What exactly is it that you're trying to achieve here? I don't like being fucked with." "I'm afraid that's a little out of your price range, Laufson," Surrey smiled in a way that seemed to tip-toe the borders of innocent and condescending. "Anything else?" "Is Odette coming back?" The blonde asked. "Surely you and your connections should be able to figure that one out. Or is that out of my price range, too?" "That's two questions. Which would you prefer me to answer?" "Don't be a smart ass." "Will she be back?" Surrey giggled, a sound that sent shivers up Lotte's spine. "Signs point to yes." "Good," Lotte responded as she slid out of the booth and shoved her hands deep into her coat pockets. "Then leave us the fuck out of this and don't contact me again. I'm done with you and your people." The hooded girl merely continued to laugh to herself as the blonde stormed out of the pub. A small flame flickered to life at her fingers tips. She watched as it danced before her eyes, rolling and tumbling it over and under her fingers and across her hand. "The return of the Winter Warmaster," she whispered with glee, her eyes glistening in the fire's light. "How exciting." [15/15]
>>26982208I just found it weird. Why would the best regenerator in the Ninth even have scars?
>>26982321Apologies to Real Archivalfag if some of the tension was dropped between parts, had to adjust some of the part lengths on the fly.
>>26982325It's the rule of hotness.
>>26982325Kyouko reads a manga and talks about how hot the scars are. Sayaka goes and researches how to make her regeneration pass over a few wounds.
>>26982325Definitely Rule of Hotness.
>>26982325Some wounds can bypass even Sayaka's skills. Like how Kyouko couldn't get her eye back.
>>26982335At what part did we start getting writefaggots (No offense) at the end of the threads? I've been skipping them and I want to know where to start.
>>26982375If I remember Kyoko chose to not grow her eye back as a reminder of her grudge against Kirika.
>>26982406For. Fucking. Ever.Most of them have pastebins.
>>26982417No, she wasn't able to grow it back, probably because it was caused by her Golden Weapon.
>>26982406Thread...86 or 87, something like that? There's alsohttp://pastebin.com/u/WendyCooldown and http://pastebin.com/u/Grizzlyniisan where they're all collected.
>>26982325I just had a cool idea that she purposefully let herself scar to remind herself to be more careful so that is now my personal fan canon for Sayaka's scars. >>26982417this is incorrect. Kyouko tried to get her eye back, but the wound was "too magical" and it didn't heal up right. She did mention that her hate grudge on Kirika was repeated everything she put her eyepatch on though.
>>26982335Thanks to both archivalfags for the write-up! Interested to see where things are going.
Decu, if you're still about, are we going to be seeing Wendy any time other than dreams?
>>26982463There's also a Midori writeup but I don't know if it's up anywhere.
>>26981997Wendys color theme is pink/red with black and white checkerboards. thus why she could sub for pinky in my mind.So what should chiaki x midori x wendy be called?
>>26982560Of course! Chiaki and Wendy will be reunited soon enough!
>>26982593It's because she's here in Mitakihara isn't it? ISN'T IT?!hahaha!
>>26982593We could always use some more Wendy. And Amber. Though I think we're done with Kharn...Are we?
>>26982619Can never have too much Russian.
>@MGsAreReal: = 3 = There's some fujoshi sort of girl standing next to me that really needs to shower more nya.>@MGsAreReal: I would give my left boob for a real press pass some days, can't even see the stupid carpet = 3 =She here.
>>26982593>soon enough.Like, say, before the end of this case?
>>26982619Personaly I like Kharn, but I think she's served her story purpose. At least until we have a big grand finale fight with everyone.
>>26982619I hope so.
>>26982619Kharn can stay in Russia for a while.
>>26982617Hahaha!>>26982619Kharn's part in the story is not over yet, but not yet significant for now!>>26982668Hmm, perhaps!
>>26982121>>26982583Should have linked that one too. colors are by outfit not hair, Wendy is pink or checkerboard. >>26982619Kharn got tossed on the waifu bus so I think shes out for awhile at least.
I am pleased by this, Wendy is clearly the only one worthy of pure love from Girl A.
>>26982721Uh oh....Actually, I'm really wondering how she can be brought back into the story, though I do have a few ideas.[spoilers] You checked e-mail yet? [/spoiler]
>>26982667>@MGsAreReal: ...would that make me an amazon? a nyamazon, firing arrows of TRUTHwut>@MGsAreReal: nyot looking forward to when i have to MOSH PIT my way up to the stage to get a good shot later.>@MGsAreReal: Filthy Assistant (that's your name now) is RLY SLACKING TODAY SERIOUSLY OMG
>Filthy Assistant (that's your name now) is RLY SLACKING TODAY SERIOUSLY OMGThe mystery deepens.
>>26982745"spoilers"I fucked up
>>26982721Oh no she really has been runing around as Midori hasn't she? the real Midori is ok right? I mean, she's not dead or anything?
>>26982721PERHAPS!?!??!?!?!DO YOU WANT ME TO BECOME A VIOLENT WAIFU LOVING, PLOT HATING, WRITER UNDERAPPRECIATING, CAPSLOCK RAGING ANONSTER!
>>26982742While I like Midori just as much, seeing the two interact should be great. Jealous Midori and calm + cool Wendy best sidekicks.
>>26982754In greek mythology Amazons would cut off one of their boobs to make archery easier.
>>26982745I'll check tomorrow! I'm a bit sleepy right now, hahaha!>>26982764Oh, of course not! The real Midori's still with Kyoko and she's fine!
>>26982783They fight crime.
>>26982667fujoshi. err isn't that a yaoi fan in japan, i think she's in the wrong place.
>>26982802A confirmation! Interesting. Makes me wonder if NECO was accidentaly following the "fake" Midori then!
>>26982802>Oh, of course not. Ha Ha Ha!
>>26982810I guess NECO was just using it as a general insult. Kind of like calling someone a fag without actually suspecting them of being a homosexual.
I like how everyone's forgotten that Wendy's working with a Golden Weapon wielder and has already tried to kill us once. We're probably gonna have to kill her and the rest of the eight girls.
>>26982829Fake Midori wouldn't spaghetti out like the real one.
>>269827832n'td It shall be delicious. As well as potential fuel for shipping[\spoiler]
>>26982869>Everyone's forgotten that Wendy's working with a Golden Weapon wielder and has already tried to kill us once. Dreams don't count. We'd have to be planning to kill Pinky if they did.We have a plan to kill everyone we meet already, so that's just normal.
>>26982875That's true. Perhapse she spend time following both but didn't realise they were different people?
>>26982875>Midiori>Not spaghetting>Goes Yandere instead when we fuck Wendy's brains out.
>>26982926Well... NECO thought she would kill Iori if she had the guts for it.. Still tempted to test it but those are baad thoughts.
>>26982869Wendy has indirectly told us that all is not lost between her and Chiaki, the question is how to get back to that point without killing her inbetween.
>>26982983How hard can it be to not crush her soul gem?
>>26982619>Done>with KharnWe are never going to be done with KharnIf we aren't going to see her we are always going to find little "surprises" she left from her days as warmasterPersonally I want to see her coming back to Mitakihara for a short while for reports or something though, getting the image of Kharn in business clothes...
>>26982869Golden weapon wielders don't instantly flip out and go batshit insane, see Yuu for an example ( girl in our bracelets of ogre fisting aka STR )Also thinking on that dream made me think that she was actually testing if it was us in there, she obviously has all sorts of strange things turning up in her dreams from time to time and so seeing Murderface is probably something that had happened before. The only way to tell if it is the real one is to attack and see what happens
Aaaaand I just missed the thread.Oh well, Ebook will be updated in an hour or two, have to get something to eat first.
>>26983067On that subject I'm starting to wonder if everyone is mistaken about golden weapon wielders going insane. I mean Kharn was pretty nuts anyway, Kilgore was using someone else's weapon and Kirika was most likely using the sword intended for Sayaka. Perhapse it only corrupts people who are not the intended user?
>>26983067IIRC Alice preferred to use Luck and Pluck instead of her golden scythes. At least she did in the flashback with Kharn. Depends on whether that was before she got her scythes or after.Either way from Kharn we know that they can give up their weapons willingly, might not even have to murder some of them.
>>26983100Given they're madokami's doing this does kind of make sense. Though our deagle has given us trouble too... Perhaps it's to placate faust? It seems to be resistible if you want to.
>>26982869Kyouko's tried to kill us once, too. We don't take things too personally.
>>26983166If anything, the Warmaster hat has given us more trouble than the DEagle.
>>26983166Might be a willpower thing then? Yuu may be friendly and all, but that doesn't mean she's weak willed. Kilgore and Kirika on the other hand are shallow morons.
>>26983190If there's a dictionary definition for shallow moron, Kharn's picture would be right next to it. But she seems to have a lot of willpower though.
>>26983271Hmm... Then My final theory is that they just crank up to 11 who you are deep inside. So a good girl like Yuu stays a good girl, a charismatic psycho like Kharn becomes a god of war, and a cruel bitch like Kirika becomes an evil megabitch.
>>26983271Eh, the whole death by battle thing is more a problem with values than actual intelligence.
>>26983166Well, considering that when Madokami was speaking with Midori she described them weapons as "awful" and probably evil, I think it's safe to assume that the insanity is a side effect, but how long it takes to set in can vary. Kirika held the Katana for nearly two years before going completely bat shit crazy in the short span of time before Murderface became Chiaki.
>>26982335My own clone~You did great, clonechival. Sorry I got up like an hour too late to post, I'm still feeling absolute shit.
>>26983365Don't worry about it, man. Happy to help. Take it easy, though!
>>26983365Now neither of you will be virgins.
>>26983271How is Kharn an idiot?
Late to the thread again, but for future reference, I really think we should get in contact with Midori and Kyouko about their mission. Something about them searching for a missing girl and then finding a headless corpse in the same city is setting my alarms off something fierce.
>>26983487It would set mine off more if we hadn't found a different one previously, seemingly unconnected to any of our missions.
>>26983487I just want a flash sideways where we see their buddy cop adventure complete with car chases and rooftop pursuits.
>>26983451It was pretty much well known to everyone that Kharn wasn't a warmaster so much as an offensive weapon in a fancy hat, while Malal and Kyubbey basically accounted for and worked around the fact that her solution to most problems was to kill everyone involved.
>>26983511Did we find another body earlier? Or was it just the head in the box?
>>26983577It isn't too much of a stretch to assume the two go together.
>>26983577Well, I can't remember if the Officio found a body later or not, but the head was still unknown.
>>26983577Just the head I think. Do we still have that head back at HQ? We should order someone to check if they're the same person. They probably are, but you never know.
>>26983451I'd say she was more kind of pleasantly dumb and just did what she pleased.
>>26983577My thought a first it was the body to the head in the box.I'm really curious if squad Hiryu can identify the body and give us a report before we proceed much further.
>>26983647"We've confirmed that the head and body match Warmaster-sempia. Furthermore we've identified the corpse, it belongs to Kawashima Ruri."
>>26983598That's what I was assuming - just thought someone commented that we found another body. Either way, I'm sure these two parts are probably connected to Kyouko and Midori's case, anyway.
>>26983698That would be a pretty funny shadowrun.
>>26983698>>26983737>>26983963But it has happened before already...
Just gonna leave this here.
>>26983698Wait, you mean I can actually kneecap this bitch?THANK YOU, PROMOTIONS FOR EVERYBODY!
>>26984058Yes that is why it would be funny!
>>26984156Vindi 1: Psst Michi, does she mean promotions, or Promotions^^Vindi 2: I don't know, I don't think she does Promtions like the old warmaster...Vindi 1: I kind of hope she does...I miss the old warmaster, though I don't mind actually having panties this week.Vindi 2: I just wish I'd get enough in my paycheck to pay my rent...
>>26983100Our golden gun.