Persona Quest, True Reincarnation Mode>Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Persona%20Quest%20Golden>Twitter: https://twitter.com/P4GoldenOP>Character Sheet: http://pastebin.com/txQXezA5>Rolls and Persona QuestWhen I call for a roll, I'll select the highest of the first three rolls made in response to the post calling for it. Natural 1's and natural 20's within the first five rolls count as critical failures or successes, and override the first three roll rule. Natural 1's and 20's negate each other. Only rolls linked to the post asking for them count, unless they are acting as corrections to misrolls that are linked to the proper post. >Previously>Midnight channelHeading to your room, you grab a textbook and take a seat, reading through it until the clock strikes midnight.The TV flickers on, showing a sta-That's the same place that you saw the first night. It's empty, but it's the same road. ...Something is going on there, you realize, as you see- yes, that's water, not blood- running down the side of that road, shards of a white mask being pulled along in it.The screen goes blank as someone's leg enters the picture.Jeans and brown shoes are all you could make out before it clicked off... But it looks like whoever it was is male....Your phone's ringing.It's Yosuke again.>Write in
>>28087557>Gotta ask, why is it always you that phones me first?
>>28087557>But it looks like whoever it was is male.What gives us that impression?A bulge? Or just a feeling?
>>28087643>The shoe's design and the person's step, as well as a gut feeling.
>>28087623Does just fine.
>>28087751>>28087623Don't make it sound dickish though.
>Answer, ask Yosuke, then?
>Gotta ask, why is it always you that phones me first?You open the phone, holding it to your ear. "Did you-" Yosuke starts, obviously energetic"See the man on the Midnight Channel? Yes." You cut him off, sighing. "I know where that place is, too. Well, probably." "What. Where?""A place that Shadow-me found and only mentioned earlier." You continue. "We need get everyone ready before we see what's going on in there, though, since it'll take a while to get there in an exposed area."...Yosuke is quiet for a few moments. "I've got no work tomorrow, so count me in. Just give me a day and I'll be free." He says finally. "I'll talk to the others too, then." You say. "...But out of curiosity... Why am I always called by you first?""Well, uh..." Yosuke seems to be thinking... "Well, Amagi and Satonaka are already talking, but I don't know why Tatsumi and Miss Arisato don't call you."....Reasonable explanation. "Alright, then." You say, shaking your head. "Anything else you wanted to talk about?""Nah, just the Midnight Channel. I'll let you get to sleep. See you at school.""Goodnight, then." ...There's a click as both of you hang up. >Tuesday, April 26th, 2011. 6:30 AM....You woke up early. Downstairs is empty. Looks like Dojima left early again. Time to cook breakfast and lunch. >Prepare lunch and breakfast? [Roll 2d20]
>>28088837>Forgot the >Write in
Rolled 17, 4 = 21>>28088837Iron Chef GO
Rolled 7, 9 = 16>>28088837Cooking Link go!
Rolled 20, 15 = 35>>28088837
Rolled 17, 17 = 34>>28088837
Rolled 8, 12 = 20>>28088837
Rolled 13, 20 = 33>>28088837
>>28088929>>28089016>>28089160>>28089181>>28089222>20 on lunch, 17 on breakfast. Why am I unsurprised?
>>28089247Even in the original game lunch is way more important, it gives SL points
>>28089266I was more talking "Nat 20's on cooking, nat 1's on running the fuck away", but yeah.
>>28089278Hey, the dice gods are conspiring to give us an entertaining schtick. I have no problem with it.
>>28089278>http://pastebin.com/txQXezA5With all these high rolls on cooking, why doesn't our rank in it improve?
>>28089278Cause we're good at cookingWe'll get a persona we can utilize in cooking. I mean, fusing Personae with inanimate objects was a thing in P3FES, why stop?
>>28089312Because I'll update that later. >>28089317>That is possible. I mean, you've got a smith that can interact with Persona-cards available...
>>28089348NeatMake a Persona-fused lunch, feed it to friends, make them gargle out their intestines to generate new ones
>>28089317Perhaps we could fuse Daikokuten, the Shinto kami of cooking. He'd fit with the Japanese folklore themes we're working with. Alternatively, we could go Greek like the P3 Personas and fuse Tantalus or maybe Pelops. That could get creepy fast, though.
>Cooking lunch! 20!>Cooking breakfast! 17! You go to work, creating yet another set of those extravagant bentos. By the time Nanako comes down, you're finishing preparing a hearty breakfast, and the two of you eat it before heading out. ....Dropping Nanako off at her school, you start towards your own. You arrive fairly quickly, and again a little early...>Write in
>>28089428>fuse Tantalus or maybe PelopsDionysus is the only option
>>28089473>Decide to make convo with the upperclassman you always see
>>28089473Just head to the classroom. Maybe call Minako to get ready to stalk the suspect (mitsuo) after school?
>>28089473Practice making impressions of Mr.King Moron to increase expression
>>28089473I think after school we either check the caves or do the triple date. Probably date
>>28089475Well, he's still associated with cannibalism, so my goal would be accomplished either way. Namely, the goal of making anyone in our party who noticed the reference very uncomfortable with any food we gave them. Probably it would be Naoto who'd get the joke. Maybe Minako, too, given her experience with Greek-themed naming conventions. Either way, someone's going home creeped out.
>>28089475Only after Club Escapade. >>28089509>>28089519>>28089537>I'm getting mixed signals here...>Which of these?
>>28089683Roll, because you cant risk someone just voting twice now.
>>28089683Or a compromise
Rolled 2>>28089731True. >09 is 1, 19 is 2, 37 is 3.
>Head to the classroom. ...May as well get ready for class, you think as you walk into the school. A few clicks on your phone, and you've sent an email to Minako with a description of that student you suspect to be the summoner. ...As homeroom begins, you sigh and listen to the lecture.....The lunch bell rings, and your group meets up on the roof again, Yosuke arriving last. Your bentos are distributed, and everyone starts eating...>Talk about the Midnight Channel>Talk about odd rumors>Talk about the odd student>>28090751Just... Distracted by a headache.
>>28089541I dunno. That sounds like something for a point in time where shit ISN'T going down in absurd amounts.
>>28091035>Talk about odd rumors
>>28091035>Talk about the rumors>Talk about the triple date idea for Yosuke
>>28091035>Talk about the Midnight Channel>Talk about the odd studentBring up the Midnight Channel first, someone new appearing there is always important. Then we can bring up the fact that Yukiko's stalker may have bound his soul to a some sort of spectral serial killer. The rumors about the mines are the least pressing matter.
>So, looks like rumors it is...
>Rumors"So." You start, setting aside your lunch. "Anyone hear the other rumor that's been going around?"There's a nod from Kanji and another from Chie..."Yeah, about the haunted well in the woods, right?" He asks. "Somethin' about some sort of ghost or somethin' living near it."....That's... New. "What?" Chie sighs. "I heard that if you left a wish at the shrine, a guardian spirit would make it come true."....Also new."No," You say, shaking your head. "I was talking about the one regarding a demon by the abandoned coal mines." ...This gets blank looks from the two. "Yeah, exactly. Thing is, I spoke to Daidara yesterday, and he said there was weird stuff going on when he was our age." You continue, nodding at the looks. "Around the coal mines, specifically."...Yosuke seems to be in thought..."Think it's related, then?" He asks after a moment."Could be. Could just be the rumor mill working its magic again too." You shrug. "Might be worth taking a look at any of those places, though, since we know there's supernatural stuff going on."This gets nods from the rest of the group....Oh, yes."Oh, and from what I heard from Daidara, it looks like Amagi's stalker is our best suspect" You continue, getting surprised looks. "He was poking around at the door that's outside of the metalworks, so he's got some sort of sixth sense, and was apparently talking to himself while looking at it.""...But why would he...?" Yukiko seems to start, but pauses.Both Yosuke and Chie seem to be thinking along those lines, as well... "You don't think..." Chie starts, standing up and walking to the front of the roof."Man, I knew he LOOKED creepy, but...">He's just a suspect, calm down. >Maybe he did. After all, the three of us DID stop him from harassing Amagi.>Who knows?>Write in>>28092815Again, headache. Gotten better, thankfully.
>>28092885>>Maybe he did, but we can't jump on him because he's only a /creepy/ suspect.>>Adachi also did, and didn't mention that to my uncle. But really, we don't have much to go on. >>At the very least, I could try asking Igor if demons or other spirits exist. We can go on from there. At least with that, we can get certainty.
>>28092885>Write in"The thing is, though, even if he is the one who sent JOKER after us he can't be working alone. I doubt that some kid has the capability to make things like the False Shadows, and JOKER's linked to them somehow. I think someone gave him access to JOKER. Not sure why, but it makes more sense than him being solely responsible for all of this. And there's Mayumi Yamano's death, we have nothing to tie her into this, yet. We should still find this guy, but I think he's going to be just the first link in one big chain of supernatural awfulness."
>Alright, this headache is bad enough right now. I'm gonna go take a minute or thirty and try and get it dealt with.>Make your choice and I'll start writing when I get back.
>>28093434Can just mix up the two responses
>>28092885>He's just a suspect, but he's one of our only persons of interests. I'm not saying we start a manhunt, but we'd best keep an eye on him and whoever else might be suspicious. I don't think it's just one guy we're looking for.
>>28092885>He's just a suspect, calm down.
>So... In general, this >>28093688?
>>28094734yes. Menton adachi too
>>28094734Yep. Also Adachi, I guess. I can't really remember anything suspicious about him yet, though.
>>28095068Only that he had a supernatural sense, went to the alley to where the VR is and didn't bring it up to Dojima. It's only a hunch. Not like we can trust canon anyway
>Calm down a bit"We shouldn't be so hasty." You say, shaking your head. "But we shouldn't dismiss him outright." "I mean, he's just a suspect, but he's one of the only leads we've got." You continue "I'm not saying we should hunt him down, but keeping an eye on him and whoever else might be suspicious wouldn't hurt.""Besides, I don't think it's just one guy we're looking for. Someone or something gave him access to the JOKER, and summoned the False Shadows. And there's the two people who are still missing- that politician... Namatame, I think, and Mayumi Yamano." "I don't know where they fit in all this, but it's bound to be somewhere." You finish, watching everyone's expressions.....After a minute, Kanji nods. "You've got a point. So we keep an eye on this guy, while lookin' for other clues, then?""Basically."This gets general assent from the rest of the group. "Alright, then." Yosuke says after a moment. "We find Amagi's stalker, keep an eye on him, and continue looking into things in the meantime, then?" "Basically." You say, looking at your watch. "Another thing to note is that my uncle's assistant seems to have been able to see the door, too.""I'm not sure if he's involved in all this or just has some sort of sixth-sense, but... Thought you should know about that." ...Everyone seems to acknowledge that, and the group drifts into silence...The bell rings. Time for class....>After class, Dojima residenceHeading home with Nanako, you dropped her off before checking on the time......You have an email from Minako. It seems she's gotten some information on the student and would prefer to share it in person...>Write in
>>28095974Let's meet up with her then. I'd say we should meet up alone and get her opinion on our group as a whole, considering she's more experienced.Not saying that like we mean to talk behind their backs, but as the leader, we should make sure there aren't any problems we might be overlooking due to our inexperience and bringing it up with others around is sure to only cause problems until we're strengthened as a group.
>>28096067>>28095974So, get the info and decide what to do with it?Sounds good. I think there's a chance some of the team members would act without us if we gave them the info, too....
>>28095974Let's invite her over. Meeting out in the open to talk about this stuff seems like it might come back to bite us at some point. And we're already worried about leaving Nanako unattended. If we talk at the Dojima residence we won't be overheard by anyone except Nanako, and we can distract her with cartoons or an MP3 player with the Junes jingle set on repeat. Plus, I can't think of a better way to keep Nanako safe than to have two Wild Cards on hand in case of emergency. It would even help her deal with any worries she might have, because Jack Frost has Me Patra for calming her down. It's the perfect plan.
>So...Invite her over to talk about stuff?
>>28096563Sounds good to me.
Rolled 5, 10, 10, 13 = 38>>28096597>>28096703>>28096788>Alright, then. Just making a roll here.
Rolled 16, 14, 3, 17, 2 = 52>>28096808And a second one.
TONIGHT...YOU...HOW WAS YOUR TIME OFF, GOP?
>>28096808>>28096824OH BOY OH BOY
>>28096949Decent. I missed the terror of players, though.Pic unrelated, but I figured I should share it at some point.
Rolled 1>>28096949Practice crossing your arms and looking unconcerned while wearing sunglasses. Because in about fifteen years you'll go back in time to become one of the most infamous manga artists ever.
>Oh, yes. Would you like to prepare an offering of a snack?>>28097031I'm sorry, but I need a second to retrieve my sides.
>>28097104Yes. Cooking is Yu's default method of social interaction.
>Cooking check, then.
Rolled 16>>28097246THE TIME HAS COME!
Rolled 10>>28097246We can ace breakfast and lunch. Is dinner our weakness?
>>28097309Snack, but it seems to not be a "weakness', exactly, since Char wishes for cooking to succeed...
>Invite her over to talk about the case'...Ah, hell, why not?' You think as you type up a request for her to meet you at the house. You send the email with directions and address, and take a moment to check on Nanako....She's doing homework peacefully, which is good to see. Your phone beeps, and you get a confirmation of the visit..."Hey, Nanako?" You ask, catching her attention. "A friend of mine is coming over to talk with me about something for a bit." You say, getting a nod from her. "I'm going to be offering snacks. Would you like any?""Yes, please!" Nanako replies, smiling. You nod, closing the door and heading to the kitchen. ...Let's see...What can you make... There's agemochi, but that'd take too lo-...You phone beeps. ...Seems she'll be a bit longer than expected. Well, then that should be a reasonable thing to make, in that case...>16!...As Minako finally shows, you've gotten the snack prepared and waiting to be eaten, having already taken some to Nanako."I'm sorry about the delay." Minako says, shaking her head as she steps into the house. "I think something was following me, but I'm sure I lost it somewhere around the shopping district.""So, what's the info you got?" You ask, gesturing to the kitchen table with a nod.Taking a seat, she looks at you. "Well, the kid we're dealing with is named Mitsuo Kubo. A bit older than you, in the height range detective Dojima mentioned, and hasn't been showing up since a couple of weeks ago." She pauses. "The 14th, actually."...That's..."The day after we killed the JOKER, huh?" You rub your chin. "That's pretty coincidental.""That's what I thought, too." She shrugs. "I'm betting he's laying low, since we showed we can take out the JOKER."... That doesn't seem to fit everything, though... There's a (questionable) motive for Chie, Yosuke, and yourself, but...(1/2)
>>28098316(2/2)"How do you think he plays into the disappearances of Mayumi Yamano and Taro Namatame, though?" You ask after a second of thought. "I mean, what motive could he have for them?""Or do you think it was the JOKER's creator, or someone entirely different? Or that they just ran off?" ....Minako is silent for a minute..."Namatame actually was delivering stuff to the shop for a couple of weeks at the end of last month." She says, shaking her head. "He seemed depressed, but not like he'd run away from his problems."...That's interesting to know...>Write in
>Aw, crap. It's after 2. >I'm going to archive his, then crash.>Keep the thread alive, and I'll continue when I wake up.
>>28098444TONIGHT... OBVIOUS PUN HERE
>>28100244... well, fuck. That trip has a # in the middle. Never mind then.
just keeping the thread alive dood!
>>28098316>"Well, the kid we're dealing with is named Mitsuo Kubo>Mitsuo Kubo>KUBOIT BEGINS
>>28103017No it doesn't, he was named Kubo in the original too
>>28103042I've never played any persona game. I'm sorry.
>>28103066Did you play Digital Devil Saga?
Bumping, for Chie's sake.
'sup?>Got a plan?Pic unrelated, yet adorable.
Thinking we might want to let others know they should keep an eye out for Namatame?
>>28103583Could we ask her if she'd mind if the rest of the group comes to our place so we can discuss this...?
>>28103912>You could, totally.
>>28103583Talk about apprehending Kubo>"WHADAYAWANAKILLME"
>>28103912>>28103993>These two, then?
>>28104391Fine by me.
>>28104391Should make sure Nanako knows that others will be coming along as well.
>And I'm guessing you'll want to prepare more snacks, since food is natural.
>>28104563Of course - maybe see if Nanako wants some more food as well.
Rolled 10, 17, 2, 3, 17 = 49>Just making some innocent rolls here. Nothin' to worry about.
Rolled 10, 10, 1 = 21>>28104878
Rolled 5, 12, 16 = 33>>28104894Oh-HO
>>28104894>1Oh dear......This isn't for any of us, right?We didn't technically roll a 1 so it shouldn't hurt us, right?
>>28104951It's for a person in the Shopping district. It won't hurt you.
>>28104968...What about Nanako?
>>28105140...Fuck.Nonono, I can't stand something bad happening to Nanako, I felt bad when she ended up at the hospital!
>>28105213I somehow felt that the whole ordeal was pretty cheapIn fact whole P4 felt artificial on subsequent playthroughs, dunno why
>>28105266No matter what anyone else says, I shall always stand by my opinion that Nanako is adorable.
>Get the others here to talk"...Mind if I call up the others, then?" You ask after a second. "I want to let them know about this, and here's as good as anywhere to talk...""Well, it's your uncle's place." Minako shrugs. "Your call."...Eh, couldn't hurt. You send out the emails quickly, then stand up."Feel free to make yourself comfortable."You say, walking to Nanako's door again. "I need to let Nanako know that there will be more people over, then get more snacks prepared."She nods, standing and heading over to the couch. "Thanks." She says, flopping down. ...After sticking your head into Nanako's room and telling her that more friends will be coming over, you head back to the kitchen and get back to work. Time to fry again.After a short while of cooking, you hear a knock at the door, and set aside the part that's draining to check on it. ...Looks like Yosuke is first, then. "Huh." He says, stepping in and looking around. "Not what I would have expected. You're uncle's a detective, right?"You sigh. "Yes, he is." You say, seeing where this is going. "A -police- detective, not a private detective."...There's a pause, and Yosuke grins awkwardly. "Ah, right. I'll, uh, go take a seat, then?" He says, walking to the living room. ...You go back to cooking as you wait for the rest....Within a few moments, the other three filter in. Chie and Yukiko arrive together,talking, and Kanji looks like he was exercising when he steps into the house."So, why are we here?" Yosuke asks, after you set down the snacks, having taken some more to Nanako's room. ...The others also seem curious."Miss Arisato got some information on the suspect." You say, shaking your head. "It's... Not exactly clearing his name."....You get a feeling your next few words should be chosen carefully...(1/2)
(2/2)"He's been skipping school since the day after Miss Arisato and I killed the JOKER." You say after a moment's thought. "He fits the description my uncle gave me, and, well, the 'talking to himself' part. It's looking like he's our best lead." ...There's silence for a moment."Then let's go find him and figure this out." Yosuke says, punching his fist. "If two people can beat the JOKER alone, five can easily beat it and the punk kid." Chie and Kanji nod at that, while Yukiko looks somewhat doubtful... "But... Couldn't he just jump into the TV to escape?" She asks, shaking her head. "Or contact whatever provided him with the JOKER in the first place?"...That's right. He could have the power to enter the TV, too, if not just tell the JOKER to shove him into it. This could go bad very quickly, if handled poorly......Everyone seems to be in thought about this... Maybe...>Write in
>>28106781Maybe he's who we saw on the Midnight Channel last night? It fits the pattern we've seen so far, I guess.
>>28106781We need a plan of attack; I'm talking people who follow him on an average day, so we can get an idea of the best place to jump him at.
>>28106781Don't suppose we could ask Igor or the smith guy for advice?Igor might know how likely it'd be for JOKER to come along and interfere if we do something, given he's apparently fought against the creature before.
>>28103583Hahaha. Best Halloween costume of the year.>>28106945It's possible. And even if he's not, we still need to go in after that person anyway.
>>28106781Set up Yukiko as a bait for himYou know y'all want toI bet it's what OP wants as well
>>28107161Hm, keep track of where he goes during a normal day, and then use Yukiko as bait one day, in a good place?This works.
>>28107185Now, just make her pretend to have a change of mind and orchestrate a date between them
>>28107199The guy should be deluded enough to think he'd get his way... yeah, that could work.
>So plan of action is... Stalk HIM,then see if you can set up an ambush using Yukiko as bait?
>>28107117>Though yes, either might give advice. >Igor FAR more likely than Daidara.
>>28107301And double-check the plan with Igor since he seems like the nosey kind of guy, the one that knows more about JOKER and can tell us flaws in the plan relating to it.
>>28107317Then yeah, let's talk to him.Hell, this is in his interest as well, we're preparing to mess with what might be something JOKER-related.
>>28107320>noseyI see what you did there.
So we've got a decent plan now, right?
Yeah, sorry about vanishing. Got an offer of food before my class, so....>The plan is "stalk, gather info, ask Igor for advice, use Yukiko for a trap", right?>You realize the only persons you have available without work/other obligations are Chie and Kanji, yes?
>>28108445Work/other obligations don't take every day of the week, if we take original game. Just get to it when people we need are free, I guessBy the way, what -does- Minako do aside from investigations?
>>28108488Work at the hobby store her presence saved, actually..And yes, but it's something to remember.
>>28108445...Might want to let the girls in our group take the front in this, come to think of it.After all, the guy would probably like it more if it was girls hiding around and looking at him, would play to his ego.
You guys are dumb.>Guy tries following Minako to our home>Invite others so he can do the same thing
>>28108723I was being straight faced on the outside.But on the inside...
>>28108723Well what the fuck do you suggest now then?
>>28108723That assumes that her pursuer was following her to get to us, not to keep an eye on her. It's not like we're hard to find, and she's the one doing the snooping. Besides, where did you get the idea it was a person? She said "something" was following her, not "someone". I doubt this was Mitsuo. It's probably something worse in the long run, but for now we're fine.
>>28108926....The JOKER has a five-dice pool.
>>28108926>>SOMETHING tries following Minako to our home>>Invite others so he can do the same thingSatisfied? Besides, it's not like this isn't TRM.
>>28108985So basically we've already lost?What was the fucking point of continuing to post again, then?
>>28108985Why would JOKER have to resort to following our friends to get to us? Unless Wild Cards are immune to its tracking abilities, it could just show up at our house. Even if it can't sense us at range, there's still nothing to keep it from just following us normally. I'm telling you, Minako is the target, not us.
>>28108445Stalking is pretty stupid. We should just talk to Igor about JOKER and the spirits/demons.
>>28109040....It could be operating alone. I mean, it wanted the masks, right?It might just want to steal them....
>>28109067>Why would JOKER have to resort to following our friends to get to us?You're putting words in our mouths. You're not thinking this through.It followed her, and presumably the others for intel. Now it knows where we live. Period.We should also get the mask and mask items converted ASAP.
>>28109148Read the above post.
>>28109118My point is more that our inviting the rest of our friends over has no impact on whether her pursuer knows where we live. Here are the possible scenarios:1. It's just following Minako, and she evaded it successfully. Whatever it is doesn't know she came to our house, and has no other reason to look here.2. It's just following Minako, and it managed to lose her attention while still trailing her. It knows we live here, and inviting our friends over had no impact on it.3. It's following Minako and one or more of our other friends, either through accomplices or through knowing who our circle of friends is and pursuing any of them when it sees them. We would have at some point crossed paths with our followed friend no matter what, and as someone who knows Minako we would have been marked for tracking too.4. It's been tracking the whole party, including us. It already knows we live at the Dojima residence. None of those scenarios care one bit whether we invited our friends over right now. The stalker would still find out where we live. And that's assuming they couldn't find out through magical tracking or just looking in a school directory. We didn't screw up, we're just in a shitty situation in general.
>>28109118Wait, what do you mean converted? Didn't Igor say he couldn't do anything with them? Are you suggesting we give them to Daidara or Teddie for crafting materials, or something like that?
Didn't JOKER roll a 1?
>>28109339Nope.It's:>It followed Minako but noone is being targeted, just spied. It failed and then could try following someone else if they took the same route.>>28109412Yes? This has been established IC several times. And by GOP>Teddie: Blank cards, items>Daidara: Weapons, armor. Yes, he said he could make shit out of freaky stuff.We should also ask them if the blank cards updated. Then give them a new one.But go a different route from our home. Not one Minako took>>28109415How do you know which roll was which?
>>28109415Someone in the shopping district rolled a 1. GoldenOP said it wouldn't hurt us. Minako lost her pursuer in the shopping district. Since Minako failing to lose her pursuer would hurt us (as this arguing has shown), that means she wasn't the one to roll the 1. So either it was her pursuer or someone unrelated to the matter at hand. I remember Adachi tends to hang out in the shopping district, maybe it was his roll to properly perceive the Velvet Room or something like that.
Alright, I can't really post right now, but I can access the Foolz archive.I'll toss up a post when I get home from class.
>>28109470I meant targeted in the sense of "targeted for observation", not "targeted for an attack". Though you're right that your scenario is not an eventuality I considered. It still would require that the tracker be zeroing in on her location even before we called our friends, because there are a lot of places she could have gone from the shopping district. In this case it would have caught her trail and noticed someone else was on the same general path away from the shopping district and thought to follow them for any leads. So it was closing in anyway, but then we led it right to us. If that is what happened, of course. It's a reasonable fear, though. Fair enough, I concede that you may be right that we just screwed ourselves over.
>>28109470Ah. Okay. But let's not give them to Teddie. I don't want to make him try to transmute them. Whatever he does involves eating the masks and then regurgitating them in an altered state, that could end poorly for him when the material he's working in is evil magic pseudo-souls. Daidara, though, we should try. The worst that could happen is that he smashes them up, and that's not too big a worry for us.
>>28109586Yeah. Next time, lets not invite people over like this.>>28109643I figured he digested them and then used the base components to make something new. Either way, we have the False Shadow items & Shadow items. So we can still give half to Teddie.
Don't suppose there's a possibility for restarts?
>Got a plan yet? If not, defaulting to >>28108445 in 20 minutes.>>28109937>Nope. You're in True Reincarnation Mode.
>>28111284DONT stalk.Goto Daidara, then Igor. Get the false shadow stuff converted to gear
>>28111284Meh, I take back my vote for the plan.
>>28111586Let's just go with this?
>...No stalking. "Alright." You say after a minute. "I need to go talk to Igor first, then. See if he knows anything about dealing with a JOKER summoner. Maybe see if Daidara can make something out of those masks." This gets a nod from Minako. "Yeah, probably best to see what longnose thinks before we take action on this." She says. "From what you've said, he can give better advice for dealing with JOKER than we can come up with on our own." A few mumbled assents from the rest, and your plan seems to be settled. You'll go ask the creepy guy in the limo for advice within the next day, and everyone will keep an eye out for suspicious activity in general. ...A few minutes pass, and the group gets to idle talking, before slowly filtering out. Chie and Yukiko head out first, citing dinner with their families as their reason. Kanji is shortly after, running off with a "Ah, crap, ma'll have my hide...". Yosuke is a few minutes after, giving you a wink and thumbs up as he heads out the door, for some reason. Minako seems to be getting ready to leave as you hear footsteps coming towards the living room. A glance to the stairs shows that Nanako is here, with the bowl you had left her portion of the snacks in... "Um... Big bro, did you have any more?" She asks, looking at you with big eyes. ...That's new. Guess being attentive for a couple of weeks got her thinking of you as part of the family now... But... (1/2)
>>28114880(2/2)"Sorry, Nanako, but we finished up the part I kept for us a while ago.." You say, shaking your head sadly and holding up the empty bowl. ...Her eyes start to water, and you glance at the clock. Out of the corner of your eye, you see Minako watching the interaction with interest... Almost the time you'd be making dinner... ...You needed to go out anyway, didn't you? Maybe you could go to that steak place in the shopping district, or that diner, instead of cooking...Your uncle did leave some money for if you wanted to go out to eat...>Nah, stay home and cook>To the steak stand! >To Aiya! (And pick up some carry out for Dojima!)>Write in
>>28114898>>To Aiya! (And pick up some carry out for Dojima!)How old does Minako look anyway? And how old is everyone else again?
>>28114898>>Nah, stay home and cook!"Minako, why don't you stay for dinner?"
>>28115131Oh yea, shes not actually tried one of Yuu's full meals before.Do it.>>28114898GoldenOP, will we be able to go find igor after dinner? We might be able to bring Minako inside as well too.
>>28114880>Yosuke is a few minutes after, giving you a wink and thumbs up as he heads out the door, for some reason. ...Dammit, Yosuke>>28114898Uh....Aiya sounds nice, since e haven't been there, nut...Gonna go with "Cook, invite Minako to stay"
So, cook, invite Minako to partake?Also, ask if either Minako and/or Nanako wants to help?
>>28115386Does nanako usually help?Somewhat impolite for a guest to help with cooking unless she insists to help with it.
>>28114898Hurray, we have big bro status! Let's head to Aiya to celebrate.
Sorry about vanishing. Something came up.>>28115064She looks about the same age as you, actually. Maybe a little bit older, but she could still pass for a high-schooler. You're sixteen and a bit- your birthday is the 26th of July. The other three from your class are the same rough age, with Kanji being a year or so younger, and Minako being a year and a half-to-two years older. Nanako is, of course, six. >So, cooking at home, while inviting Minako to stay for dinner? 1d20, then.
Rolled 16>>28116035Lets do this!
Rolled 15>>28116035Minako doesn't actually have anyone else in town with her right?So her dinners are mostly takeouts/eating out?I see her joining the household for dinner becoming a common occurrence. Nothing like homecooked food.
Rolled 12>>28116035Please dice god
Rolled 10>>28116035>>28116126Maybe not after what happened
>...I'm somewhat sad you got a 16 on this. The General was looking forwards to paying you a Visit.
>>28116165Anon or GOP?
>>28116165Gah, forgot my trip. That's what I get for posting off this board anonymously....>>28116178Guess.
>>28116146After what?>>28116165Did you want a crit? 1 or 20?
>>28116189General being referenced means a 1
Should we upgrade cooking to 2?I wonder if it'll increase the rate of social gain.
>>28116224Given it's TRM and OP is a sadistic GM? No. It can grow through use like it already does. We need other things that"ll let us survive. Though I dont know if he updated EXP.
>>28116292>I haven't yet.
>>28116325Well, you should when you feel like it! Geez!
>Cook!"But, it's almost time for dinner anyway." You continue, shifting the frown into a smile. "So I guess I'll start it a bit early, tonight."The change in expression of Nanako is fast. "Yay~!"You glance over at Minako. Looks like she's about to head out..."Say, care to stay for dinner? I'm already going to be cooking enough for three people, so a fourth won't be much effort." You say, grinning and sparkling in her general direction. "Besides, you live on your own, right? I'm sure something home cooked would be a nice change from always eating out or microwaving something."...She seems to be considering it.....You nod at Nanako, and she moves into action."Pleeaaasssse? Big bro is the best cook!" She says, moving towards Minako with pleading eyes. ...You can see Minako's expression change. She's caught, you think, as you head into the kitchen to get started...Perhaps grilled fish as the focus, you think as the two start talking...>Cooking! 16!....After a bit of preparation, you glance back. Seems the two are talking quietly...You get back to work. ....After a bit longer, you set the meal onto the small table as Minako and Nanako sit down....Looks like it's still working its magic, you think, as their eyes both gleam at the food. ...The three of you start to eat in peace......After a few minutes of quite eating, Nanako seems to be looking between you and Minako curiously, but says nothing.......Another few minutes pass as the three of you finish eating, and you hear the door open..(1/2)
>>28117152(2/2)...Dojima is home early, you think as you turn around and see him walk in, jacket over his shoulder. "Oh, you made dinner early." He says, catching sight of the table. "Ah, and you invited Miss Arisato over, too?"...You have a feeling from his look, he's half-surprised, half not. "Oh, I'm sorry if I'm intruding," Minako says sheepishly. "I came over to talk with your nephew and his friends earlier, and he asked if I'd be willing to stick around when he started making dinner.""Oh, it's not a problem." Dojima shakes his head with a sigh. "I bet Nanako wanted you to stick around, too. I know how both of them can be when they want someone to do something.""Anyway, since you three look like you're done eating, I'll just warm some of this up in a couple of minutes." He shrugs. ...Minako seems somewhat relieved. "I suppose you were talking about..." Dojima starts again, looking at the two of you meaningfully... Nanako seems confused."Yeah, that friend of mine, who's been out of school for a couple of weeks. Miss Arisato did some digging, and found out that he's been sick since then." You say, getting a nod from Minako. "Shame about that. He was such a joker, too."...Dojima seems to get your meaning."Ah, alright." He says. "Well, it doesn't look like you wrecked the place by having your friends over... Just let me know before you do that again."...After a few awkward minutes, you've got the leftovers of the dinner not claimed by Dojima packed up, and Minako seems to be about to head out for real now...Nanako is watching TV happily, and Dojima is at the kitchen table, eating while reading a newspaper...>Offer to escort Minako home (probably swinging by the Velvet Room for a quick chat...)>Talk to Nanako>Talk to Dojima>Write in
>>28117195>>Offer to escort Minako home (probably swinging by the Velvet Room for a quick chat...)I wonder if she'll want to enter the velvet room too.
>>28117195>>Offer to escort Minako home (probably swinging by the Velvet Room for a quick chat...)Not sure if I want to eventually get romantic with Minako, or just make everyone THINK that's what happened. Either way, work on that Social Link.
Unfortunately, that's probably my last post of the night. 3AM and work at 6:30, and all...Gonna crash now. 'night. Have a silly picture.
>>28117195>>Offer to escort Minako home (probably swinging by the Velvet Room for a quick chat...)Mention to Dojima we want a quick chat when we're back. We should tell him what we know, including the bit about something following Minako. And someone possibly following our other friends after. etc.
>>28117214Nanako might be thinking it already.
>>28117247Dojima as well, and Yosuke seems to be supporting it too.
Rolled 17>>28117214>>28117230>>28117247>>28117252Guess that's what we'll doMight be cool having a non canon love interest
>>28117285I have to say, i'm rooting for that too.Chie was love. But against Hamuko...
>>28117214>>28117247>>28117252>>28117285>Yosuke thinks that it's already happened. Why do YOU think he'd wink and give a thumbs up when leaving you alone with her?>Nanako thinks that Miss Arisato is cool, and would be a cool big sis just from that conversation.>And that says NOTHING about the Rumor Mill and what it's doing with those late night talks in the park...If you make it until Rise's arrival without being pinned as "The guy who's dating the unobtainable girl from the hobby store", I'll be surprised.
>>28117362I am ok with this.
>>28117362Rumor mill, you say?
>>28117362and the girls?
>>28117416>Two are confused about this.>One nodded sagely and went back to eating fsteak.>One is still pissed that her husbando went missing suddenly a couple of weeks ago.
>>28117247Eh. I thought it'd be a good idea since she was being followed. And you know, it's night. With mundane serial killers at the very least running about.
>>28117552I TOLD you someone female had a really shitty week a while back, didn't I?
>>28117533>>28117630Wait.Are you saying Yukiko actually HOOKED UP with Mitsuo offscreen?Or worse, with Namatame?
>>28117674Anon, I think that should be Mayumi, the TV presenter who dies in canon P4.I'm more curious about Yukiko and Minako being confused
>>28117688>MayumiI am a shit, that should be Misuzu.
>>28117674Ha-ha. No. It's the other female involved in this mess, who I mentioned was pissed about happenings a few threads ago, that's still mad.. >Yukiko is confused at why Yosuke thinks you and Minako are a thing. >Minako is confused at the odd looks she's getting from a few people.>It's the other female involved in this mess who's still pissed. Who has NOT interacted with you. Yet.>>28117688>>28117697No, it's Mayumi. Mayumi Yamano. And now I REALLY must go to sleep. Enjoy this silly picture.Feel free to use this to talk until it hits the limit. New thread is unlikely tomorrow or the next day.
>>28117742OH. I completely misunderstood what you were trying to convey with that post.I thought you were only talking about two girls, both of whom were looking at our interactions with Minako. That being Chie, who doesn't care too much, and Yukiko, who was jealous because her husbando vanished.
>>28117742...Guys, I think I know whose husbando vanished.And where he is.He's been helping us out with lightning.
>>28117742Marie, right? Well fuck her
>>28117898Gladly.>>28117855I think Izanami had a bad week and we stole an Izanagi from her.
>>28117921>has not played golden due to poorfagtitisfuck
>>28117921No, seriously, I'm fine with Yu hooking up with virtually any girl, even Teddie, but not Marie
>>28118070Why so anti-Marie, anon?
So, work is being slow today. Any non-spoiler questions you want answered?
>>28118890Did Hamuko max S-link with any of the guys in FES?
>>28118890Can we still romance Chie?Who was the one that rolled that Natural 1?
>>28118680I hate her, duh. She the collective image of everything I hate about OCs
>>28118890What does the bananahead mean?
>>28117742...Welp.Everyone it's time to work on getting on Izanami's good side.
>>28119011I hope so, Chie a best
>>28119184Exactly.So I want to know what she thinks.
>>28118956Yep. Didn't go anywhere actually romantic with it, though, because, well... Jackass with a gun happened.>>28119011Did I say her route closed? No.So yes, to your question.>>28119046It's.... symbolic
>>28119535And the nat 1 was actually Chie's Notice check.
>>28119568And now I'm paranoid
>>28119535>routeFuck everyone who calls it that. It's not like entire plot changes for that character, god damn
>>28119535Nice, thank you.So she doesn't think we've done anything with that other girl>>28119626He said it wasn't going to hurt us.Would he lie?
>>28119662>He said it wasn't going to hurt us.It wasn't going to hurt -us-See any problem here?
>>28119626>Now>Not from the moment I started rolling
>>28119535>Yep. Didn't go anywhere actually romantic with it, though, because, well... Jackass with a gun happened.So best male party member is dead in this verse?
>>28119856Huh? Shit, how? Existance of Minako AND the fact she S-Linked Shinji basically means that cooking daddy is alive
>>28119879well, nothing came of it.You'd think an event like that would be a massive romance flag trigger with the near death experience.
>>28119891Except she was the one who returned him the watch, smartass
>>28119900But theres also the fact that the drugs he took were killing him and it is two years after.It didn't need to be the bullet that killed him but i'm just curious as to what happened.
>>28119953Oh yeah, drugsI always forget about the drugs
>>28119693Are you implying that our friends being attacked wouldn't hurt us?
>>28120107Not directly it wouldn't
>>28119953One year and a few months, actually, but hey, who's counting?>>28120345Someone is smart about this...
>>28120421As a fellow fan of kotomine, what would his Arcana/persona be?
>>28120552Potentials are Tower, Devil, Hierophant (?), Rev. Magician
>>28120421>Someone is smart about this......Yeah I think I'm going to stop voting from now on.
>>28120807Nobody will call me smart without any ruinous effects...
>>28120918Just don't want to fuck this up, is all.
>>28120959The fuckups are half the fun.
>>28121790Eh, fair enough...Suppose I'll stick around for a while then.
Any more questions?
>>28123519...How strong is our group right now, anyway?Like, where would we be far as the "can kick this thing's ass" meter goes, right now?You said we've fucked up massively and you're gleeful about it, so I want to know what we can do in order to handle fights.
>>28123519How long until Kanji gets a persona?
>>28123519...What's the order in which people like us, for our group?How much do they enjoy our company and such?This is going to be very important, for the future.
>>28123702Speaking of, is it possible for our friends to get alternate personas from what they had in canon?
>>28123702If he gets thrown into an actual life-or-death situation involving supernatural beasties without help from you or the others? Soon.As you're proceeding now? Later.>>28123748Well, one is a confirmed WC and another is likely a WC.....So yes.>>28123704>>28123692These two, I'll answer when I get home.
>>28123903Man having WCs are handy as hell...
...If Namatame is alive, does he have a Persona? What's his Arcana?
So... when does GoldenOP generally come back?
>>28126423See >>28117742>New thread is unlikely tomorrow or the next day.
>>28126544Well he said he was going to respond to the other questions, which is why I was curious.
>>28121790I don't think seeing other voters choose impulsive decisions without thinking things through like in other quests (waifu quest for example) is fun to see.Justr think shit through. OP is the kind of QM that got /sad/ we didn't get a critfail for /cooking/. Just think about that for a bit.
>>28127507All GMs enjoy HUE and feast on quester tears.
>>28126423When he gets back. The asshole.I've heard he even gets on and types up most of a post, then falls asleep.>>28123692Roughly speaking, using the levels in-game?You're sitting around level 20, and so is Minako's Persona. The others are in the 15-20 range, except Kanji and Teddie, who are about level 10.Of course, that's not accounting for good tactics, which act as a nasty force multiplier.... >>28123704There isn't a real order in which they like you. Yosuke sees you as a bro, Kanji sees you as a man to look up to, Yukiko sees you as a friend, Chie sees you as a great training dumm- er, partner.>>28124782No comment, Hanged Man.>>28127507>>28127807And, uh, that case was an opportunity to flub cooking with effects on a relationship. I could have had so much fun with that....
>>28117742This will come in handy.
>>28130341She sees you as a friend. Though based on her past experiences, she's worried...
>>28130496She should be. Her competition will show up soon.
>>28130718Not for that reason, but since the last Fool she knew is a door now, among other things.>>28130822He's probably talking about Marie.
>>28130822Rise? Naoto? WEATHER GIRL?
>>28130822Naoto of course
>>28130951;_;7 How ya doin', FloridaBro?
>>28130951>>28130957>>28130961>MarieHA>RisePfft>NaotoNothing against her, but she's more of a best friend/mentor material
>>28130961Naoto goes with kenji
>>28130951Cooks well, selfless when his friends are concerned.Too similar to shinjiro.
>>28130981Pretty good. Exhausted, though.>>28130957Rise's a month or two away, in universe. Hardly soon enough to be worrying about competition.>>28131239That too. All that's needed is another jackass with a gun to show up, and... Well, there'd be issues.
>>28131373You sadistic bastard.They're showing up. This isnt even in question now.
>>28131743Isn't therea jackass who's entire career choice was for a gun right in town already?I think he may be involved beyond "bystander" then.
>>28130366>Implying used goods aren't perfectly good>laughingmoiraesisters.jpg
>>28131987That means it'll rear its head at the worst possible time.Hey what if that 1 was to detect adachi sneaking up on someone for raep
>>28134444Quads must be true.....But I don't think Adachi would have a five-die pool.... Probably JOKER or similar creeping around.
Since Adachi is a pathetic nobody, he could interpret getting whatever power he has as a call to heroism, thinking of himself as a chosen oneJust saying that he might not in fact be a villain
>>28136097I think those rolls were each for individuals.
>>28136244Why didn't I save that pic with 3 adachis
>>28130718Her competition is already here.I would post a Chie pic, but most of those are NSFW
>>28136687Then post them and link em via pastebin
>>28136694Oh fine...I expect more people to vote for Chie stuff thanks to this, though.http://pastebin.com/hf8iR1MT
>>28136801Pastebin is downI hope this won't devolve into waifu wars It fucking will, won't it
>>28136956obviously anon.All hail Hamuko.I'd just go with the flow,see how things develop naturally, though.
>>28136956Pastebin still down for you?Because it works for me.
>>28137347Up and running, browsingBut I'm with >>28137020 and will choose whatever romance is more natural
Looks like I'll be running this evening. Letting you folks sticking around know before dropping a tweet.
>>28137787New thread then?
>>28130287>Chie sees you as a great training dumm- er, partner.So we tend to get our ass handed when we fight her or something else?
>>28137952When I've gotten some things I need to do done. >>28138832More that she thinks of anyone training with her as a training dummy.
>>28137432Natural is always good. I support Minako or Rise, of course, but whoever develops into it works.
>>28119535Symbolic of what!?
>>28139271Of Chie liking to be in charge?