Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to another edition of Succubus Lord Quest: Fuck Midterms edition! Last time on SLQ, we had an action packed adventure in where we attempted to track down Fredika, the current Belkarian Leader and Fighter’s Guild owner! After Alex aided the investigation with his special ‘talents’ on a noble Belkarian, we tracked down the location to a bar, in which lead us to a building which Nalika, our Wrath Demon friend, vaporized. After going underneath the building, we had an encounter with a Werewolf known as Ralph, who captured both Fredika and a small Golden Dragon named Kyon. After that adventure, we decided to let Fredika have a meeting with Purple that went swimming, before saving a dragon from the clutches of some nobles.We now continue from where we left off!
[1/2] After spending some time getting a sense of normalcy back into the floor and helping Kyon into his room, you decided to settle down and read a good book in order to get your blood pressure down from earlier today. You have that meeting with your study group tomorrow, so the best thing you can do is at least have read the material so you don’t appear to be an ass in front of them tomorrow. At around 8 PM, you hear a knock on your door. “Lady Brooklyn? Are you in by any chance?” Shiva asks on the other side of the door. You put down your book and walk on over to the door, opening it a little bit. You’re in your pajamas, but Shiva isn’t likely the person who’d care about such things you figure. “I am yes. Is there anything you need Lady Shiva?” “Oh nothing much, I was just wondering if you were up for a small talk.” Shiva asks you, still wearing the clothing she wore from around town earlier. “Oh yes, by all means, come on in.” you tell her as you hold open the door. “I’ll get some tea for you as well.” “Thank you Brooklyn-san.” Shiva replies. “...San?” you ask. “...Oh my apologies. I often go between so many localities that my mind often slips time to time.” Shiva replies. “It’s an honorific of sorts.” “...Yes, I heard Mina using that on me at times.” you reply as you begin to pour the tea. “Something else is on your mind isn’t it?”
[2/2] “Yes one doesn’t need to be very perceptive to know that don’t they?” Shiva says with a small sigh, a hand resting on her cheek. “It’s mainly about my daughter, Nalika.” “What’s wrong with Nalika?” you ask as you pass Shiva some tea. “She seems to be a well adjusted young woman.” Shiva is about to take a sip of tea, before she stops to think for a second. “Well... I feel at times she tends to flip flop back and forth between personalities and goals. Now I don’t mean to brag, but I am a fairly powerful demon. One thing I notice is that I think Nalika has some... resentment towards this. Being a child of mine, she should’ve been very strong right from the start, but instead she’s about the same strength as any other wrath demon. This didn’t sit well with her when she was younger, but even today I noticed she still tried to do things such as proving herself.” “Such as blowing up the building?” you ask. Nalika gives a thumbs up with a hand as she sips her tea. “That’s exactly the moment I was thinking of. Personally I think she’s trying to prove herself to the point of over-extending herself, but at the same time I’m worried about being a nagging sort of mother towards her.” Shiva explains. “...By the way you should be very proud of you tea Lady Brooklyn.”
>>28549904"Thank you. It's taken me many years to hone the art down to this level of skilled leaf brewery."Offer to keep an eye on Nalika I guess.
"Thank you. It's taken me many years to hone the art down to this level of skilled leaf brewery." you reply. “And do you want me to keep an eye on Nalika for you?” “I’d like it, but you won’t need to do much. Nalika has grown up to be a very independant woman, which is something I’m very proud of her of.” “...Pardon me for asking, but is there any reason for the power gap between you and Nalika? Her being your daughter should’ve of meant that she would’ve been two steps below you at most.” you reply. “Well... I think that’s mainly because her father was a normal mortal.” Nalika replies sipping her tea. “A mortal?” you ask. “Yes, a mortal. See, unlike Succubi we cannot control our own fertility cycles. Add in a combination of many alcohol beverages that night... and you can see how one thing leads to another.” Shiva says sipping her tea. “Nalika was unexpected yes, but I find that the randomness of life makes the next day worth living~.” Hm... This could be a good chance to ask her of anything else if you wanted to.
>>28549904"As a scholar I'd like to know more about wrath demon culture, the only reference I have are those allowed by the pride demon and they are usually skewed."
Ask if she can tell us anything about The King of Despair.Depending on how long she's been Empress she may actually have been there when they sealed him away.
>>28550202>>28550330I support these. Information is gold.
[1/2] "As a scholar I'd like to know more about wrath demon culture, the only reference I have are those allowed by the pride demon and they are usually skewed." you ask Shiva. “Well I’ll try to answer what I can. The last Wrath Demon Emperor was known as Deus. He... was a rather violent Emperor, and his influence in our culture is still felt today. After Demon Empress Kali killed Deus, a more... mellow period followed. Sure there was a brief period of conquest as the new Empress became somewhat intoxicated with her new power, she mellowed out in a sense and decided to try and repair the diplomatic ties with the other demon empires. It took some time, but a form of peace was made with most of the Demon Empires.” Shiva explains while sipping her tea.“Didn’t the Pride Demons attempt to absorb the Wrath Demon Empire into their own kingdom?” you ask.“Yes, they wanted to use us as shock troops. They got the message when the Demon Empresses fought for several months straight and destroyed a battalion that the Pride Demon empire agreed to a truce.” Shiva explains.“Why doesn’t the Wrath Demons just off the Pride Demons then?” you ask.“Power vaccum mainly. Our race isn’t interested into tending with the aftermath such a thing would accomplish. It would only put a blood feud against our race by the Pride Demon nobles, deplete most of our soldiers, and require bureaucratic skills we simply lack.” Shiva explains. “Wrath Demons usually remain in small populations when they do exist in communities. In fact many of them are often so busy that they don’t reproduce as much as they could. Since the peace accord, many Wrath Demons are quite adventurous. This is mainly aided by the previous Demon Emperor Deus, who claimed that personal power was the end goal for any self-respecting Demon. While the Deus extremists are mainly gone, there still exists the societal norm for us to become as strong as we can possibly be.”
[2/2] “And I’m pretty sure the way your race feels differently than us adds to it.” you reply. “That’s also a factor too. Wrath demons are known for being good fighters and extreme risk takers, mainly because we do feel some form of pleasure from it yes.” Shiva replies sipping her tea. “But not all your people are warriors right?” you ask. “No by trade, but we do have a draft service right now. This is mainly a saber rattling technique for the Pride Demons to leave us alone, mainly those of the Cli Dynasty side who are only allied with Valvatosa rather than partnered. This means that pretty much all of us know how to fight to an extent, but yes there are other occupations than martial ones. For example the trades of being a masseuse is another highly respect profession for us, as is construction. Really Wrath demons excel in any sort of physical endeavour, it’s the non-physical things which don’t come easily to us. Learning controls is difficult for us, so many of us often have to rely on ranged weapons or our natural affinity for a certain kind of projectile magic, which we have many schools of.” Nalika explains."So the Wrath Demon culture is fairly relaxed?" you ask"Yes, but that's mainly due to the current Empress's lasses faire attitude towards things~." Shiva replies.
So I've seen. Thank you Emp... I mean Shiva.
>>28550330>>28550450Don't forget, as more people learn about despair king the stronger he become.
“So I’ve seen. Thank you Shiva.” you reply to her. “Of course Lady Brooklyn. Now if you don’t mind, I’ve got a dinner date to attend.” Shiva says putting down her cup of tea. “...It’s Alex isn’t it?” you ask with a dull voice. “Such a lovely young man isn’t he?~” Shiva asks. Dating a Demon Em... You’re not sure whenever to feel scared for Alex’s life or extremely jealous. “Have a good time Lady Shiva.” you say to her as she takes her leave, and you spend the rest of the day reading the rest of your book. ****** You give a wide yawn as you wake up the next morning, getting out of bed with a large stretch.” “...Bloody bras...” you mutter as you reach under your nightgown and readjust it. “There has to be some sort of trick sleeping with this damn thing.” You get up and head on over to the window overlooking the streets, seeing the busy Old TO streets down below. Your meeting isn’t until 2 PM, so you have some free time to kill until then. One thing of note is that your Aether reserves are starting to get a bit low. You wondered why you haven’t been gathering aether as much recently, hell even in the rowdy bar with Brooklyn-Dragur should’ve gotten some Aether at least, before you remember that this is Old TO, Succubus Capital of the world. If anything finding a place for just ambient emotional feeding is going to be tricky with the entire town crawling with Succubi.You're not at the point where you're looking at people like Steak's though, so if need be you can hold out a bit more.
>>28550788Well, we did hire a guide to the city. Maybe she has an idea.
...I realized today is American Thanksgiving....All the times...
>>28550788Review notes I guess. For reserves, um....ask around? is there a popular and quick way to refill Aether reserve here at Succubi Capital?
>>28550788Look for someplace to fill up then, I'd rather have more aether than less. AKA let's go flirt with some bitches.
>>28550893Also Black Friday soonish for the rest of the night and early morning.
>>28550893Don't worry, I just got back home from my Mom's place. So more players should filter in.
>>28550933Oh, that sounds fun.
Thinking it over, it’s probably best to have some way to fill up your aether reserves before heading to the library. By the time you’re done testing your new annihilator orbs you’re probably going to be quite hungry.But the thing is you don’t have any idea how to actually get a good meal within this place. You’ve been to Old TO before, but not as a Succubus. All the normal places to eat are out, and with the Succubus population the level it’s at currently, finding a place could be tricky. Even something as mundane as your sister’s workplace had two Succubi waitresses.Ada has lived most of her life in Old TO, so she probably would be the one to know where some good spots are. Mina and Wilhelmina would also be safe bets of where a good feeding ground in this area would be.Or if you feel daring, heading out could always be an option.
>>28551052Strike out in the unknown, luck favor the brave.
>>28551052Ask them all of course. They're all in the building.
>>28551052I don't see why we wouldn't ask them, or someone else we trust.
[1/2]In order not to waste time, you figure that it’d be best to ask Ada first.Thankfully you don’t need to go far to even reach her, as she’s already in the break room, chair in front of a window as she looks out of it.“Copper for your thoughts?” you ask.“Hm? Oh, nothing actually. I just like to enjoy my mornings with a good cup of coffee or tea followed by some silent contemplation.” Ada replies. “...Considering I don’t get much of silence these days.”“Not going to have breakfast?” you ask as you look some meats to cook up.“Don’t need breakfast. If anything I find it quite bothersome to be eating all the time if anything.” Ada replies.“Speaking of something that does fill you, do you know of any good feeding locations in Old TO?” you ask.“Feeding locations?” Ada asks you.“Yes, feeding locations. I’ve been running a bit low on aether lately. You’ve lived in Old TO for pretty much your entire life, so what are some ways you actually kept yourself fed?” you ask.“It certainly isn’t like Fort Hope. You won’t find a place that is full of mortals without some sort of Succubi or other ambient emotion draining demon already there thinking the same thing.” Ada pauses for a moment, as if trying to think of the next words. “...You see, Succubi have the reputation they do in Old TO mainly for survival.”“...You mean they really do sleep with everyone?” you ask.“For ones such as Mina, yes. When I was younger I... mainly kept myself up by sneaking into the rooms of boys or guys I thought as cute before making out with them in their sleep.” Ada says with a slight blush on her cheeks.
[2/2]“Oh so they rely on direct contact?” you ask.“Very much so yes. While we can gather aether remotely, by making skin to skin contact with someone, any ambient emotional aether they provide will be channeled directly to the Succubus who is touching the target. ...Of course this is often nothing compared to the direct suction method.” Ada says.“Know any good locations?” you ask.“Go to an all nighter bar, change into anything that doesn’t look like yourself, then open a kissing booth or something while leaving your dignity at the door is one of the quickest ways.” Ada says. “That Elf Uilosdir though is nearly a walking aether battery.”“...But that’d give him ideas.” you reply to Ada.“Male elves are nearly halfway female anyways.” Ada says in a joking tone.
>>28551304lets go to a bar and use seduction.
>>28551304>“Male elves are nearly halfway female anyways.” Ada says in a joking tone."Yes, yes I know. It's not rape if it's an elf. I'll take my chances at a bar."
"Yes, yes I know. It's not rape if it's an elf. I'll take my chances at a bar." you say putting your meat on a plate.“Be sure you leave your dignity here. It may get all full of snow if you go outside.” Ada warns you.You take a brief look outside, seeing that it’s indeed snowing. “...Thank god I don’t need to shovel my own driveway anymore.”******Heading over to the location of a bar and just peering inside, it appears that Ada’s advice and warning about Succubi was indeed right. This place called ‘Stone Soup Bar’ is nearly three times as large as the Adamant door with nearly twice the amount of rowdiness. However despite all the emotion in the air, you can barely feel a faint trickle in the air, meaning that there is indeed some other Succubi in this large crowd. You wonder how to proceed with the act of actually feeding within this place. While you do not enjoy kissing other males as much, you’re worried whenever or not some of the females in this place are Succubi, as the last thing you want is to get in a tug-o-aether match with them....Come to think of it this is the first time you actually want to avoid a kissing contest with a girl. How times change...
They got any lesbian bars?
>>28551620Time to aura sight and try to find a girl that isn't a succubus.
>>28551673How hard is it to detect someone using aura sight?
>>28551739Seeing as succubus are enlightened finding someone that isn't for us to flirt with shouldn't be too hard. Flirting and making out with her is something else entirely.
“Spend aether to make aether.” you say softly to yourself as you turn on your aether sight to get a good look at the area.Sure enough the results are instant and extremely visible. Several brilliant auras of enlightened beings can be seen spread throughout the bar. One thing you notice is that nearly eight out of the ten waitresses that you can see are all enlightened... with large busts and short skirts.“...Wow Excel was right. These girls really do play unfair.” you reply as you continue to look through the crowd.Out of the dozens upon dozens of people here, you notice that two people within the crowd are indeed enlightened. One appears to be wearing the insignia of a Pride Demon house, the other doesn’t appear to be anything out of the ordinary. There are a few girls with enlightened signatures in the crowd, but you’re not sure whenever they’re succubi or something else. Plenty of men to choose from with a handful of women.
>>28551853Hmmmm....i don't know....should we look elsewhere?
>>28551853Let's try our luck with some of the normal women. At worst we'll be rebuffed.
Rolled 73, 33 = 106>>28551996Rolling for hitting on the ladies
>>28551853Eavesdrop on the ordinary one, see how she does things.
[1/3]Deciding to try your luck, you decide to go for the ladies. Alex does this all the time... Hell does does Mina! It shouldn’t be that hard right?******Two hours later and the best you’ve done is a single kiss on the lips that was a small snack at best. Women are a lot harder to get than guys... but at least you don’t feel... ‘icky’ on the inside afterwards. Not having much time left, you decide to head on over to the research group.******“...And that’s my report on the American Karma Sutra!” Nona says putting the book down on the table.“...Thank you for wasting 25 minutes of my life for absolutely nothing.” Terra replies.“Well it’s about time for you Brooklyn. Inquiry, was your book fruitful.” Lemessa asks as she tips her hat.
[2/4]“...Yes it certainly did clear up some things for me. My book was entitled ‘Why Aether and Ichor Don’t Mix, and Other Opposing Magical Combinations.’ I... did skip over some of the Ichor stuff in the book, not being remotely knowledgeable about Necromancy, but the other half of the book was of interest to me. It talked about how one can combine opposing elements. Normally this is a bad idea as the two oppose each other and often react violently when compressed, but with enough power and the right technique you should be able combine them properly. Merely throwing them in just crude shells isn’t the best way to maximize volume unless you want sheer volume of shots, since when detonate occurs the shot is destroyed before the rest of the magical reactants can be consumed. In a way it is quite similar to Alchemy. However he did pose at least several different solutions to my surprise. While most of them involved such things which are out of my reach, such as using Fate Control to ensure more reactants are consumed or by using space control to warp in opposing matter directly into the shot before it impacts the target, aided by time magic if your reflexes are not good enough, you can use two techniques. First is to “front load” one reactant, putting most of the energy of one reactant in the head area of the impact point. This usually ensures about 60%, on average, is consumed within a single shot. The other method is the Iskunder’s ‘Orb of Annihilation’, which is a rather large orb that is specifically built in a way to use as much reactants as possible. Ritual versions of the spell exist, which make the spell homing, but the Sorcerer version of the spell can be charged with more energy to make it strong. Extremely skilled mages can even make smaller shots with it or even combine four elements into it.” you say concluding your report.
[3/4]“I’m impressed you made it that far.” Terra replies. “No sarcasm, but actually impressed.”“Reassuring, Terra is right Brooklyn. Necromancy is a bit difficult to understand.” Lamessa replies with a sip of her tea.“...I don’t find it that hard.” Madison replies.“That’s because you have... How many degrees in it?” Nona asks.“Enough.” Madison replies.“...Out of curiosity, what made you pick your selection Nona?” you ask her.“Oh! That! It’s because I want a boyfriend!” Nona replies. “I’ve been looking YEARS for one, and at this point I’m desperate enough to resort to dirty tactics to steal one.”“Disgusted sigh. Tell me about it. I’ve been going to mixers for the past year and a half and even a jiggle on the line.” Madison replies.“Don’t go to mixers. They’re total seafood parties.” Nona replies.“Seafood parties?” you ask.“Basically nothing but women looking to find a guy, with half of them having unrealistic standards.” Nona replies.“...I’ve seriously been thinking about going out with another Okarian at this rate.” Terra replies using her finger to circle around her teacup. “I tried a serious lesbian relationship once. While my partner was a wonderful Succubus it... Just felt awkward after about a year. My boyfriend however loves to hear the ‘stories’ we had together though.” Lamessa replies.“...Do you ever get tired of that.” Terra asks in a monotone voice, looking up at Lamessa.
[4/4]“...Tired of what.” Lamessa replies.“Being perfect all the time.” Terra says, you could almost hear the jealousy and envy in her voice."Crown's heavy." Lamessa replies.“Going out with Succubi is boring as shit anyways.” Nona says with a passive attitude. “Unless you’re dating a Laminian, they’re all too samey. C-D cup average, specific waist size, fairly standard height, near uniform muscle appearance... I kinda wonder why guys go for us all the time when their own women come in all shapes and sizes.” ...Wow... From one bizzaro world to the next. The Mer- No literally any single male from Fort Hope would kill themselves to hear this conversation.
>>28552568"It might be a TO problem, coming from the middle of nowhere I can assure you I never had any problem other than the Okarian emotional control in the beginning. I mean getting food has become a chore since I came here."
>>28552568"I imagine its a case of the grass is always greener on the other side. Well, that and hardwired evolutionary biology. Face it, we're more or less designed to be attractive to mortals, so it really shouldn't be surprised when they find us attractive. And if you ever get tired of being perfect, well one of the advantages of being a shapeshifter is that we don't have to be."
>>28552639don't mention okarian emotional control.
>>28552671Why not? It's not like it will happen again or was retconned. It's also obvious we don't have the same training as they do.
>>28552695Because we don't want to hint at not being a "natural" succubi
>>28552728Every Okarian has trouble with their emotions, that's why they almost all repress them.
>>28552759No they don't they have issues with emotional magic. Either way, don't mention it.
>>28552656this makes sense.
[1/2]"It might be a TO problem, coming from the middle of nowhere I can assure you I never had any problem other than the Okarian emotional control in the beginning. I mean getting food has become a chore since I came here." you reply.“I’m SSSOOO tempted to head on over to another town just for that kind of thing.” Nona replies.“...Nona the party girl settling down. Am I hearing this right.” Madison asks.“PFFT! Fuck no! If anything I’d have a string of one night stands before looking for a boyfriend to hook back here.” Nona replies.“And how will you get him to come here.” Terra asks.Nona just looks at her with a flat expression. “I’m a Bard. I’m more than qualified to convince him even him even without hinting at sex.”“But you leave the city all the time right? Why can’t you just easily leave?” you ask.Nona shakes her head. “No girl, I go out with my Adventuring Group, which means we often need to plan to smuggle our way out of Old TO every time we want to leave. I mean I could leave here, but I’m a social animal and not a hermit like Terra.”“Could be worse. Could be Paradora.” Madison replies.“FUCK Pandora.” Nona immediately replies. “That place is only a graveyard filled with competive bitches.”
[2/2]“Leaving Old TO is a bit of a risk for us Brooklyn, as many of us are afraid of what would happen if we were caught outside of Old TO.” Lamessa replies.“I’d honestly give another place outside of Old TO a shot. A nice quiet place to settle down with my shop and raise a family sounds like a dream come true to me.” Madison replies.“Zombies are not your children.” Terra replies to her.“Screw you.” Madison replies sipping her tea.“Also, face it Nona, we're more or less designed to be attractive to mortals, so it really shouldn't be surprised when they find us attractive. If you ever get tired of being perfect, well one of the advantages of being a shapeshifter is that we don't have to be." you tell her.“But that’s the cheap way out! When I want to be serious with someone, I’d like the real deal, not some false impression!” she retorts.“And who has the high standards here?” Madison replies.
>>28553048"Clearly the solution is to hook up with a mortal who is blind. That way he can't be seduced by you looks."
>>28553146Pfft. I like this.
"Clearly the solution is to hook up with a mortal who is blind. That way he can't be seduced by you looks." you reply.“...She has a point Nona.” Terra replies.“Ha ha, very funny.” Nona replies in a dry voice.You wonder if you should bring anything else up or just drift along with the study group conversation until it is time to go.
>>28553342lets just drift.
>>28553342Drift along, no reason to force anything right now, maybe try to steer the conversation to the church of pamille and the Ayarian.
The rest of the study group goes fairly well, mainly filled with small talk banter of all sorts before you decide to all excuse yourselves for next week.Now you’re free in the library, leaning up against a bookcase while admiring the view of thousands upon thousands of books. If you do want to leave this place and head out for other things, the least you could do is pick up a new book for next week’s study group. Though considering the library has nearly infinite material and... as Nona proved you could research almost anything, you wonder what books you should try to pick up.(LEARNED: Iskunder’s ‘Orb of Annihilation’. Technically a ritual spell, but you’re able to replicate some aspects of it. Create a large orb of light and darkness that exploding dealing high damage to the opponent along with a blast radius. While it homes in on the opponent, it is fairly slow and can be shot down. While it can be done with any two opposing elements, you only know Light and Darkness for opposing)
>>28553641Yay for us! Are we supposed to be doing something?
>>28553782I guess this is a chance to research anything we feel like. Any other spells we were thinking of?
>>28553815More light stuff.
>>28553641Why not protection against fate spell?
>>28553885Protection against Fate?Do you mean scrying?
>>28553641So does this mean the draugr can shoot us with annihilation orbs now because if so I vote no more learning
>>28553941Eh, we can shoot it down.
>>28553936Yes, way to protect oneself against space or fate scrying.
[1/2]...Oh shit, I realized I hadn’t finished what I wanted to have done for this part. Oh well! We’ll get through!******That Brooklyn-Draugr bastard is going to be a pain in your ass considering he’s going to know the same stuff that you do. You figure that learning about scrying and wards is the best thing you can do the moment, just to make sure that bastard doesn’t try to gank you in your sleep. After getting the book and checking it out rather painlessly, you open it up just to leaf through the pages, and to your surprise you actually find a letter addressed to you inside of it.“What the...” you say looking over the letter. You take a few looks around before ducking into an empty isle to read the letter.“Dear Brooklyn Browning.Do not be alarmed by this letter. I merely used a ritual to predict the next book that you would check out.Words alone cannot express the gratitude I feel for what you have done for our family. After centuries of living beneath Pride Demon oppression, I feel as if I have hope for the first time once again, relit after being stamped out years ago. Mother has told us who you are and what you are planning. From what I heard, you’ve already met with Arum, which is good as she has the connections to the underworld which would let us conduct any sort of plans in secret. Arum may not be personally strong, but she is amongst one of the wisest Succubi I’ve met.I do apologize if you tried to get an audience with our mother and got nothing, but we are simply just enjoying her company after a break which was far too long. Hopefully with her assistance, we can get the Okarians functioning as a whole once again.Sincerely,Wendy SubotaPS - This letter will erase itself upon being read”
[2/2]“...Huh... From the boss lady herself.” you say reading the letter. You look over the back of it, but when you look at the body of the letter once again, you notice all the writing is now gone. The letter appears to be merely a piece of paper.
>>28554435Cool, lets get the books on scrying and light and bounce.
>>28554435If there is nothing more to do we can leave.
>>28554561OK, pardon the upcoming delay here, but I'm going to need some time for this next bit.May want to get a snack or something in the meantime.
Well... With nothing else left to do, time to split this place and head on home for the evening.******“Welcome back Brooklyn!” Mina chirps as you enter the common room.“Hello Mina!” you say giving her a hug.“Inquiry, how was your day.” Fredika asks as she reads by a lamp.“Oh not too bad. Study group went well.” you reply.“I envy you Okarians for getting into that Library.” Kyon says.“You and me both.” Uilodsir sighs as he puts a hard down.Alex can only be seen at a poker table smiling, all while Shiva is sitting at the table with a worried expression while scratching her head.“Mother fold the hand!” Nalika tells her.“No no we can still use this!” Shiva replies.“That’s what you said last hand and look how far we are behind!” Nalika warns her. “Just fold and hope for a better hand!”As this exchange goes on, you can hear a sound at the door. Before your eyes even make their way over to the door, you can see four sections of the door flying at Shiva at the table. The objects move so fast, that virtually no one can act before Shiva just catches them all in her hands.“SSSHHHHIIIIVVVVAAAA!” Fredika calls at the door, holding a katana by her side.Shiva looks plainly and replies, “Do you mind, we’re in the middle of a game.”
>>28555336"While I appreciate your spirit, a brawl between the two of you would wreck things, and draw unwanted attention of the pride demon variety."
>>28555336"Might I inquire about why you're destroy the door in this building for the second time?"
"Might I inquire about why you're destroy the door in this building for the second time?" you ask Fredika bluntly.“I’ve heard all about what Shiva had done back at the Fighters Guild! Humiliated our best warriors, another 150 members from the Fighters Guild AND Thieves guild, AND issued an insult challenged DIRECTLY ON OUR WALLS!” Fredika roars.Nalika’s jaw at this point drops, simply staring at her mother who is still holding her cards. “I think I’ll u-”Fredika replies by cutting the cards Shiva was about to put down on the table in half. “No! No! I may be a failure, but I still have a shred of honour in my body left! I, Fredika Zombolt, challenge you to a duel!”"While I appreciate your spirit, a brawl between the two of you would wreck things, and draw unwanted attention of the pride demon variety." you reply to Fredika.“Of course! The duel will be held at the Fighters Guild!” Fredika says slamming the end of her sword’s hilt down on the floor while both of hands rest on the pommel.Shiva sighs as she puts the door pieces and cards down. “I guess I have no choice now do I...”“...Mother, I’m going to beat you halfway to death when this is done.” Nalika coldly tells her.(Anything else you wish to ask/do?)
>>28555767I don't think there's anything left to do other than sight.
>>28555767"Anyone have popcorn?
>>28555767>>28555928popcorn sounds good, from a safe distance of course
“Well looks like we have some entertainment tonight folks!” You tell the group. “Let’s head on down to the Fighter’s Guild for a show then!”“I’m billing the Fighter’s Guild for replacement doors.” Ada tells Fredika flatly as she goes to leave.******Your name is Fredika Zombolt.Over the years... You’ve done some rather terrible things.You’ve turned your back to your Lord.You’ve turned your back to your race.You’ve turned your back to your family and friends.You’ve even turned your back on yourself...“Ahh... This is something more like it! Don’t you think!?” Shiva the Wrath demons says holding up her arms in the air. “A roaring crowd, a wide open arena, and an opponent to fight against! I couldn’t only wish for a better night!”“That’s because you’re a showoff!” Nalika yells from somewhere within the crowd.You only continue to flatly stare at the Wrath Demon with a cold glare. Wrath demon or no, she crossed the line when she insulted your Lord and those who have fallen. You were chewed out by your Lord the day before... But there’s only so much a person can take.“Ah... I remember when I last came here... You were still Purple’s pupil. You were rowdy, unfocused, and had the eyes of a petty street thug...” Shiva says pointing a finger at you.You hold your blade, Shenketsu, close. It’s been a long... long time since you last wielded it, but you hope your skills haven’t become rusty within the past century....As you’re going to make things right tonight.(Yes, you are controlling Fredika at the moment. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qN-RGrJ3Q3SpcFSN2DmLnz8WweWa3-T0-e_XYVSY4AU/edit is her character sheet)
>>28556230Use Flash Step to attack, then Flash away.
>>28556332Yeah, hit and run. Shiva is a Brawler, so don't get into a brawl
Rolled 21, 39 = 60>>28556375Don't forget the rolls!
It's nice to see Fredika has her spirit back.
Enough of this bitch. You can’t stand the sight of her nor the sound of her voice. You’re ending this here and now. With a sudden flash of speed, you seem to cross half of the entire arena in a single stride, looking at Shiva with the corner of your eye as your hands rests on your sword.“Oh.” Shiva says with a surprised tone of voice as you begin to approach her.With her wide open stance, she’s easy enough to read. A small leap followed by a slash to her head is what follows the sword slicing through the air, before landing on the other side.“Waste of my ti-” you stop flicking the blood off your blade, noticing that *there is no blood* on the blade at all.“Oh come now...” Shiva says, a hand at the same location where you drew your sword. “Surely you’re not going to treat me like some rubbish opponent. That’d make me just sad...”...Bitch has skill, you’ll give her that credit at least. Any normal barehanded parry would've cut the hand clean off, but looking at her hand you can see that she's fairly unharmed.
>>28556564This is me.
Rolled 80>>28556564Time to enter Focus mode! We're ignoring half of her natural armor since she's not wearing any other armor, and assume that every strike we make is a Kiai strike. Let's get busy.
Rolled 38>>28556564use Focus to increase our speed even further, then do the same thing, but with a feint to start with before stepping behind her.
Rolled 10>>28556564Take a defensive posture, we'd rather not get caught off guard at this point.
>>28556641Oh, and I nearly forgot.. Activate soul of the blade! Bitch going down!
>>28556564question, can we go all out on her and not be afraid of killing her or is that a possibility
>>28556695If she is Kalia we can go all out on her and not even wound her
>>28556695This is Shiva! I'm more worried about going all out and getting tossed around like a chump then I am about actually killing her..
[1/2]“...Very well then. You have my attention.” you reply back to Shiva, taking careful care to put your blade back into it’s sheath. “Let’s see if you can keep up with this next move...”“Oh I’m so looking foward to that!~” Shiva replies almost like an anxious child.Responding to her this time, you begin your attack, accelerating like normal before engaging your focus mode. Becoming a literal blur of speed as the world seems to slow down for each and every heartbeat. You begin hopping side to side as you approach Shiva, most likely looking like you’ve split up into several different copies back in the normal flow of time.Shiva’s eyes go wide as she sees your copies split up from the sheer speed. Actual concern being in her eyes more than anything else.You begin your assault on her, but as you do you notice that her own arms are keeping up to match your own movement. She’s *fast*, or at least her arms are. Getting through her arms is the biggest challenge with her as with all Wrath demons. Sure enough, you’re positive that you landed two strikes within the eight you attempted to give her. You quickly spin around, skidding to a halt as your eyes remain focused on her.A spray of blood erupts from both her shoulder and in between the third and fourth arm on the right side of her body, eliciting a gasp from the audience. Shiva immediately clasps her hands over the wounds. “Oh... Oh my! It’s certainly been a while since someone was able to wound me! I didn’t think your blade would be that sharp!”“There is very little I cannot cut.” you reply flicking the blood off your sword and putting it back into the steath.
[2/2]“...Yes... It appears that I may have to put some actual effort into this fight...” Shiva says in a tone of voice that almost sounds as if she’s full of regret. She reaches down for her top, grabbing it and throwing it aside. The sound it makes upon impact making it sound as if it’s fully of bricks rather than actual clothing. The only thing on the upper torso of Shiva this time being a simple bandage wrapping around her breasts. Her entire body showing a fairly solid outline of muscle, but not enough to actually get in the way of fighting. “Last time I was only at... about 5%. Let’s see if 25% will fare any better...” Shiva says stretching all eight of her arms casually. “By the way. You may think I’m doing the old cliche of weighted clothing slowing me down...”Upon says this, Shiva seems to literally disappear, vanishing from sight as she appears behind you with a gentle smile on her face. “Well you’d be right~!” Then upon saying this goes for an immediate straight punch with her four right arms. ...What the hell!? You didn’t even see that movement she made! It takes nearly everything you’ve got just to dodge the four punches she throws at you, only striking your after image as you hop away.She was capable of blocking nearly six out of your eight supersonic blows at ‘five percent’!? Bullshit! No one aside from Queen Purple is that strong, and you know for a fact that this woman isn’t Queen Purple!
Rolled 7>>28557010While you don't know it she's likely stronger than purple.See if we can't reduce her mobility, make a faint then aim for one of her leg.
Rolled 13>>28557046Yes if we want to have a chance of winning we must slow her down, or at least try to.
>>28557117>>28557046Thanks for reminding me, I forgot two of her skills:Subtle CutAs a special option and taking a small penalty to attack, user may elect to do damage to the opponent’s speed, making it more difficult to flee.Wounding CutWhenever damage is dealt, opponent has a chance to suffer a bleeding wound which deals damage to HP and stamina. Bleeding chance is automatic if a critical hit is landed.
Beating this bitch is going to be problematic if she has similar speed as you and hits hits like a bullet train. One of these things has got to go, so you decide that the best thing to do is try and rob her of her speed.Once again you fly towards her, not aiming to do damage this time but rather try and slow her down somewhat. But even as time slows down, you notice that Shiva herself is also keeping up with your movements even while you’re in focus mode.Good, you were hoping it wouldn’t be too easy.You begin hopping side to side as you approach Shiva once more. Shiva charging into a straight line before she seems to leap towards a spot you’ll be to intercept her.Too bad this is only the feint you used to lure her in. Reversing the grip on your blade and going into a slide, you quickly attempt to slide directly under Shiva’s legs, slashing the entire time with your blade directly at her legs. Her footwork even when caught of caught is impressive, lifting her legs up in order to ensure the attacks miss before launching a counterattack at you with her other leg. While you are able to dodge the first kick she makes at you, the backhand she gives you in the location you step off to is felt. Bitch is using six of her arms to guess at possible locations of where you’d step to. This is why you hate Asurans. They’re able to just blindly guess with their strikes and quite often they get results.You tumble away on the ground, flipping rightside up as you come to a halt. You wipe the blood off of your jaw as you stand back up.“Speed is everything when it comes to battles such as these, don’t you agree Fredika?” Shiva asks as the hand she used to deliver the backhand is still raised.(I think I'll head to bed now. I'll be continuing this tomorrow!)
>>28557374Also for some reason I can't archieve this thread...Anywho, don't forget to vote and roll
>>28557901foolz archive link: http://archive.foolz.us/tg/thread/28549890
Rolled 14>>28557374Still looking to activate soul of the blade. ... Let's kill a bitch.
Rolled 75Kiai strike, go!
Rolled 39>>28557901Kiai attackAlso, question regarding the 'Ancestral Weapon' special... one of it's abilities is "Each time an enemy is killed, the blade consumes the soul, preventing any magic or necromancy which involves the slain body or soul."....Does that mean that it would stop the Drauger from respawning?
Speed is good but without discipline or control it means nothing. wait and use a stop thrust or counter time move. basically using good timing/form to beat a faster opponent rather than trying to match speed. no killing this is an honor duel nonlethal knock out or till one side yields. "You can move all you want but without purpose it means nothing"man wish i was online earlier was going to say at the group study. "well i know it is not a really magic book but i read one book classifying healing as a sub school of necromancy. the manipulation of life and death." (making a joke how in 3.0 d and d healing is necromancy)
Rolled 83>>28560014oh forgot to roll.
OK, heading off to school now. Will be back in an hour and a half to begin updates.
>>28559865It could yes, it'd immediately go into a rolloff against whoever controls the Draugr.The weapon only gains the benefits when in Fredika's hand though. Anyone else it's just a normal sword.
“Speed is good but without discipline or control it means nothing.” you say as you hold your blade up in front of Shiva, slowly pulling out your blade once more to show that this time the entire blade is glowing a bright silver gleam before taking the entire blade out.“Big talk for someone who has had no self control for the past two and half centuries.” Shiva coyly replies with all her arms cross.“That was then, this is now. All that battle relies on is the single moment needed to decide all.” you say as you lower your sword in front of you with your stance. “...Now taste the discipline of my own soul.”“Discipline goes hand in hand with Pride, something which while valuable, isn’t that good in large amounts.” Shiva says as she unfolds all her hands, seeming to blaze towards you mid way in changing her stance.This time you do see her, but by your ancestors is she ever fast. It takes your full focus to survive the onslaught of her own attacks, moving your blade at angles to make sure you parry two of the punches at once while dodging the ones you cannot. Once the flurry of blows is at an end, you quickly attempt to dash, forcing her to hit an after-image of yourself when she tries to use a palm laser to catch you off guard as you move out of her area of attack. The beam blast keeps going, blowing through several of the training dummies at once.“...OK that after-image ability of yours is starting to annoy me a bit.” Shiva says blowing the smoke out of the palm of her hand.
Rolled 34>>28562416Try for another Subtle Cut. maybe if we try for one of her arms, we might be able to lessen the ferocity of her assaults...
>>28562416Okay, using “27 Light Years In a Flash” + Kai we can automatically hit and Crit Shiva, with focus and soul weapon bonuses ofc. I'm not sure how subtle cut interacts with the auto hitting feature of Flash step, but I'm going to assume it doesn't.So we flash away, then flash close. Then afterimage behind her and strike. If it automatically hits do I need to roll?
Rolled 93>>28562416do >>28562550
>>28562550Yes to see if the hit would naturally be a crit
“Then you’re really going to hate the next bit.” you say as you engage your focus up all the way, seeing the world as a span between heartbeats before you rush at Shiva once again. Even the small fragments of dust within the air seem to stand still as you rush towards your opponent. Not bothering with the multiplying trick this time, but rather full speed as you head towards Shiva, your attack becoming a virtual wall of sharpened steel as you cross nearly the entire arena within a span of a few seconds.Shiva once again attempts to parry some of the blows, actually managing to parry a few of them, but your speed is far too great. It’s only when you reach the other side of the arena that Shiva actually flinches from the blows you’ve inflicted upon her. You notice that this time however she does not bleed.You are about to flick the blood off your blade before you stumble down to the ground, feeling a sharp pain in your ribs. No question about it is that sometime during your pass, she must’ve blade a blow directly at you, one that you didn’t see until it actually landed. But how is that even possible!? Shiva was moving fairly slow the entire time! Even Purple had trouble doing anything but going into a full defense when you tried something like that, and this woman was able to counterattack!?“Speed doesn’t do any good if one just rushes headlong into things without any sort of defense.” Shiva says as a few of her move over her wounds. “...Wow, that went surprisingly deep this time...”The damn ox is not only still moving as well, but actually still standing and trying to lecture you as well!?
Rolled 84>>28562789Pretend to lose temper, charge in, then stop short at the last second, change direction and catch her off guard.
Rolled 10>>28562789remove an arm
>>28562789We're going to have to start dealing with those arm if we want to stand a chance to win. inb4 asura's wrath
Rolled 28>>28562948sounds good...>>28563006also a valid point...
>>28563090>implying we have any chance at victoryShe's an empress, we are playing a duke who's in denial about her problem. This is not going to end well.
>>28563119Even if we can't win, not trying and stagnating at our current level is as bad if not sad.
>>28563119Fredrika doesn't know that she is the Wrath Demon Empress... All she knows is that Shiva beat up a large number of both the Fighters Guild and the Thieves guild AND left insulted them...
>>28563163Oh, I'm trying.>>28563188She knows actually. She got lectured by Purple about how her issue isn't a lack of martial strength but rather her poor judgement and self pity. She then decided to "make things right" by singlehandedly beating up a demon empress.
[1/2]“25% nothing! You’re on the ropes and you know it! You have durability, for for every blow you land against me is inflicted in turn upon you ten-fold. My own victory is only a matter of time!” you announce as you flick the blood off your blade.“...Uh? But I was serious...” Shiva says looking more confused.“Then come at me like you mean it!” you shout as you step off once again, the dust cloud you kick up from the sudden acceleration going into the audience.You learned that head on attacks won’t work on Shiva, so you’re going to see is she can handle assaults from her weaker sides. Charging headfirst into her, you see that she indeed sees you coming this time and is already preparing to bring her fists back to hit you.However at the last second, you instead jump over her head, going from behind her and accelerating at full speed behind her back. Shiva manages to elbow your after image once before landing a blow that is barely deflected by the sheath of your blade. Your blade hits the side of her, sinking in a little bit before prevented by going too deep from one of her defense hands.You land a few meters in front of her after the dash, gritting your teeth. God damnit this woman’s hands are fast. This isn’t blind asuran blows like your normally see, but this woman seems to know where to move her hands for maximum effect seemingly on reflex alone.“...OK then. I’ll honor you by fighting with 66% of my actual power...” Shiva says as the softness disappears from her face, getting into a stance with all eight of her arms, her own red eyes now literally beginning to glow with a powerful red flame that seems to burn with dedication. “Try not to die instantly."
[2/2]***MEANWHILE***“Ha! 66 percent! Shiva was at the ropes with ‘25 percent’!” Brooklyn has a small laugh as he takes another handful of popcorn. “Hey Nalika, what d-”As Brooklyn looks over to Nalika’s seat, she can see she isn’t there anymore, but instead making what appears to be a mad dash for the arena exit.***BACK TO FREDIKA***
Rolled 4>>28563418Oh, this is going to end well... Go defensive, look for a chance, then use overload on her ass. I think it's time to bet it all.
Rolled 82>>28563472Well, it sure isn't going to go well with rolls like that!
Rolled 98>>28563418Overload Soul of Blades + Kiai + 27 Light Years In a Flash.Dodge the first blow then counter attack
>>28563498well, if she's so cocky about it, then why hold back our own assault?
66 percent nothing. The only thing you need to do carefully watch her stance to make sure she doesn’t try to attack you before unleashing everything you’ve got on her. ...Still with her throwing up an actual martial arts form this time, you’d do best to try and test the waters to see how strong she actually is.You rush towards her again using your flash speed, the world passing by in a blur as you charge towards her and aim to draw the blade right across her head at sonic speed...Only to hit nothing but air. Shiva is no longer at the spot where you attacked, but rather just a few meters in front of it, standing still with a stern expression on her face.You follow up with more attacks in your charge, but each time you try to hit you only hit the air itself as Shiva always seems to be few meters out of reach. This is different from your afterimage technique or magic. You’d at least be able to see an afterimage or magic in use. This time there was not a single thing you could see, other than Shiva just suddenly changing places for no reason.Once you reach the end of your flash step, Shiva only seems to raise one of her own arms up. What follows afterwards is a brutal, invisible assault over your entire body. The force of the blows is enough to lift you into the air, hovering in place. But from the glimpses you can catch, you can see that Shiva’s arms are not moving at all.You crash down to the ground about two seconds later, coughing up what feels like a mouthful of blood before wiping your mouth with your sleeve. Each of those blows from earlier felt about the same power as her counterattack, only with at least dozens upon dozens of blows within the span of two seconds. Shiva only seems to look down at you, same stern expression on her face as her eyes continue to burn red.
Rolled 74>>28563764Get up, we must have a way to deal with things faster than us.
Rolled 20>>28563764Well, I'd say it's safe to say potential's kicked in... Get up and try it again! Even Shiva will feel it if we land a Kiai strike with overload!
Rolled 36>>28563764"You're pretty good."Do the ocelot hand gesture.
[1/2]“Alright... It doesn’t matter how fast you are... Now how strong you are...” you say as you take a flash step away from Shiva, holding up your sword at your side, it glowing brighter and brighter until it’s a brilliant sheen. “NO ONE AS EVER SEEN THIS TECHNIQUE USED AGAINST THEM AND HAVE LIVED!”You say this as you explode into pure speed, moving the fastest you ever have in your entire life. Approaching Shiva with your blade in hand, making a giant uppercut sweep of your blade directly towards her. The slash of blade rips through the air, slashing into the safety wall behind the stadium and all of the training dummies at once as if they were not there entirely. The stadium creaking as support structures are sliced apart from their foundations.Only see what seems to be the shock of your life. Shiva managed to catch the blade into a bare handed interception, the blade resting in between two of her palms. Blood can be seen coming out of her hands, but that seems to be the very extent of her injuries.“...My turn.” Shiva coldly says bringing back a fist and punching it directly towards you. Due to your shock of the interception, you’re unable to dodge the complete blow in time. Even the nick feeling as if your entire body is wracked in pain. The shockwave from Shiva’s punch ripping through your body before bursting out of the other end, the back of your clothing being blown open as the shockwave rips through you and well into the other end of the stadium, causing a section of the stands to blow up in the process.You’re simply too exhausted to move anymore, that last blow ripping any and all stamina completely out of your body. Against you will, your body surrenders to the empty void of unconsciousness.
[2/2]***LATER ON, AS BROOKLYN***It’s shortly after the match, you’re one of the people who managed to work their way past the crowd in order to see Fredika. Not that it was hard since people seemed to give you a wide breath with Shiva behind you.“Is... Is she going to be alright?” Mina asks the doctor.“She’s... In fairly rough shape.” The Aide sister says as she places a wet cloth on Fredika’s head. “She’ll certainly live, but even with the healing magic I’ve used on her, it’d take her a while to recover.”“Oh I was making sure not to kill her, so I’m sure she’ll be fine anyways!” Shiva replies, now dressed in her clothing but having bandages wrapped around two of her hands.“Ugh... I’ll be fine when my everything stops hurting...” Fredika moans weakly while lying down in the bed.
>>28564339"That's what you get for wasting away during two centuries."
>>28564339How private are we?"Impressive skills." then if we can use Erika to link us think this "You might want to consider what could have happened had you won however. The news that a Succubus had defeated the Anger Demon Empress, in addition to probably getting you assassinated, might well have caused a fatal level of scrutiny for myself and my employers."
>>28564539We're in the middle of a crowd
>>28564561Crowd is outside of a closed door. Your group is in the room along with the Aide Sister.
>>28564539>outing Em... I mean Shiva real identityIt's pretty clear she doesn't want it known and seeing she can move faster than we can finish our sentence...
>>28564586It's telepathic communication to someone who already knows.
>>28564539Please don't reveal that. Shiva want's that to stay a secret.
>>28564600>It's telepathic communication to someone who already knows.Erika doesn't know.
>>28564539Reword that to "You might want to consider what could have happened had you won however. The news that a Succubus had defeated Shiva, in addition to probably getting you assassinated, might well have caused a fatal level of scrutiny for myself and my employers."she needs a lecture on how stupid she's being.
>>28564339That was awesome Shiva! Such control! Such finesse!
[1/2]“That's what you get for wasting away during two centuries." you bluntly tell her.“Oh I wouldn’t say that.” Shiva says holding up her injured hands. “I didn’t know how badly hurt my hands were until after the battle! That last slash of yours really did hurt!”“...Isn’t this going to be a bad thing with the amount of attention it’d bring us?” Troy asks. “With an unknown Wrath Demon beating up a Succubi Baroness?”“Yes, our little show would’ve drawn the suspicion of the Pride Demon security force, wouldn’t it?” Shiva says with a small sigh.“That’s a certainty at this point.” Alex replies.“The duel was between Shiva and I. If anything they’ll leave you alone. At most only a few questions.” Fredika replies on the bed.“...Still Shiva, it has been a while since I last saw you use that amount of effort.” Nalika says to Shiva.“...Yes I was surprised too. I was having some trouble keeping up with your blows up until that point. ...But I noticed on the last attack... You held back.” Shiva tells her. “Any reason for that?”“...She did? I didn’t even see half that fight.” Mina replies.Neither did you quite frankly.Fredika grumbles as she hears that. “If... I used my full power and proper angle in that slash, it would’ve cut directly into the crowd and people. It would be ill-suited of someone of my status to kill the very people I’m supposed to represent.”
[2/2]Shiva just simply smiles at this point. “And this is why you’re a good leader for your people.”“At least she’s actually there half the time...” Nalika mumbles under her breath.Fredika looks at the corner of the room for a moment before speaking up. “So... You are-”“An everyday ordinary Wrath Demon.” Shiva replies with a smile.“...Oh! I get it now!” Leona replies.You do have some concerns of what’d happened if Fredika actually killed Shiva, but knowing Wrath Demon culture, she’d just become the new Empress of the race... Then probably have at least several dozen other Wrath Demons after her before reducing Canada to a barren wasteland full of rubble, as what usually happens shortly after most Demon Emperor competitions. It’s rarely ever bloodless....Somehow you also think that Purple may have had a hand in this too...
>>28564854"Only three factions left to convince I'm succubus Jesus and I know of only one that actively want me dead. Time to find a way to protect myself from mind reading."
>>28564923No.>>28564854"Glad to see you're back on your feet."
>>28564854There is not much we can do except give congratulations since its there business mostly and go back to our research on our Draugr problem. So..."Grats, back to reading?" "Bloody Okarians, can't appreciated a good duel..."
>>28565246Best bet is to have Arum hire Fredika to kill him off, given that her ability has the chance to do so. It's attack on the Laminan village will provide all the cover anyone needs to explain things
[1/2]“Either way, congratulations on the fight Fredika. It was certainly something to remember.” you reply to her.“Let’s head to the bar after you’re all healed up! I found that the scent of tears helped drown out the scent of alcohol.” Brodin asks her.“...No... No I’m done with the bars. That fight made me realize the truth of this situation we’re all in currently, the one I tried to drown out for two centuries with cheap booze, drugs, and sex. It’s time I begin forging my reputation anew.” Fredika replies.“You mean?” Mina asks in a semi-excited tone.“Yes, I’ll be taking direct control of the Fighter’s Guild and the Belkarian clan directly now. While also weeding out the rats that sneaked inside of both during my absence.” Fredika replies. “...Right after my ribs stop poking my lungs.”“Yay!” Mina cheers a loud.“This calls for a celebration!” Alex adds.“With booze!” Brodin replies.“...Did you even listen to what I said?” Fredika asks Brodin.“Only the parts I wanted hear.” Brodin replies.(+50 DP for getting Fredika back onto her ass)******
[2/2]Once word spread that Fredika would be going back to her clan and job at the Fighter’s Guild, a massive celebration was in order. Nearly every warrior in the city went to a bar that night and had some sort of drink and toast to the leader of the Fighter’s Guild, much to the dismay of certain Pride Demons you bet.Despite the size, the Stone Soup bar is nearly filled to capacity with the sheer number of people in it, forcing a rather large hand of people to attend to the bar duties. Fun and games appear to be had by all. Mina is on stage singing, Alex is currently hitting on Shiva, Troy sips a glass of apple juice off in the shadows with the other thieves, and even Ada appears to be having a good time despite all of the complaints she usually has about herself.One thing you do notice that’s out of place however is both Wilhelmina and Nalika. Nalika appears to be visibly depressed as nearly eight mugs of beer remain next to her. Wilhelmina... Well even if you cannot tell her poker face, you can tell that the three glasses of beer and not a single peep out of her means something is up.
>>28565683Wilhelmina first. Ask what's up.
>>28565683>Alex is currently hitting on ShivaWhat a brave man.Let's check out what's got the two down in the dumps.
>>28565683I'm going to guess Wilhelmina is depressed because her 'hero' figure lost and Nalika's because her mother won.
>>28565863Actually, I wonder, /could/ we seduce Shiva? Musclegirl go time.
You decide to see if you can find out what’s bothering Wilhelmina so much.“Sure you’re not having one too many there?” you ask Wilhelmina as you sit down next to her.“Huh. Oh... No... I’m still fine for the time being.” Wilhelmina replies as she swirls her drink.“Then what’s got you so down?” you ask. “Depressed that your role model Fredika lost?”“Oh no. If anything I hold her in even higher esteem for what she did on behalf of all of us.” Wilhelmina replies in her monotone voice.“Then why the long face? Even if I can’t read your emotional state by body language, the other evidence makes it plain as day to see.” you say motioning to the mugs.Wilhelmina just gives a large sigh. “If anything, I was depressed at watching Fredika fight. The way she fought... her movements... Everything was a work of art. I’ve abandoned the notion of ever having as much physical raw strength... That’s how one describes the unit for lifting things right?”“Yes I know what you mean, and that’s correct.” you reply. Not surprising as Wilhelmina knows English as her third language.“Yes well I’ve abandoned as having her strength as an Okarian, but her skill with the sword was simply sublime. During the entire fight Fredika used nothing but her own pure skill during it, and that has made me... a bit envious to say the least. Here I am having difficulty fighting a rank and file archer and pikeman when Fredika is able to go against that monster and actually manage to injure it...”Wilhelmina takes another drink as she puts down her mug. “It’s just when I look at something like that I feel so... distant. It makes me realize my own weakness and I feel terrible for it...”
>>28566148"You know...you could always ask her for swording advice. Plus, recognizing your own weaknesses lets you know the places you need to improve on."
>>28566148"I know that feeling. It can be frustrating, still you have potential to be something truly special. Remind me to introduce you to a friend of mine later, she might be able to help.
>>28566233That last bit came out wrong."Recognizing your own weaknesses is the first step to improvement!"Not to mention she's acting like Fredika was, being depressed and shit.
>>28566148"You have to keep your abilities in mind, with time and effort, you will reach and surpass them. You might even do better if you work into perfecting an equal blend of Okarian magic with your martial abilities."Where is the character sheet, I can't hold all these names straight.
>>28566372Oops, here ya go.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Um4gk-JN4CHFJJdQrJjfbzg6Q8FHcmfxP8sRDhaf-FI
>>28566280I like this one. >>28566372here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Um4gk-JN4CHFJJdQrJjfbzg6Q8FHcmfxP8sRDhaf-FI/edit
>>28566148"You're literally few meters away from her, you can go to her and ask her for advice. You don't need to feel like a stranger just because she's been doing it longer than you."
>>28566422Eh, Purple would be better for advice and we need to report to her and introduce Weilhelma to the Queens anyway.
>>28566148"It a safe bet to say that Fredrika has a century or two more than you have had, even with her wasting two of those. Tell me, how often did you find yourself in a fight that might kill you before we met? She was in the war, trained by the queen of belkarian and she is nobility on top of that. Saying you aren't close to that is making yourself a disservice. For everything she got you'll have to work twice or thrice as much but if you really want to be as good as she is, you can't let yourself be depressed every times someone is better than you. Focus those emotions into something tangible train and study."
"You have to keep your abilities in mind, with time and effort, you will reach and surpass them. You might even do better if you work into perfecting an equal blend of Okarian magic with your martial abilities." you say trying to encourage her.“But I have been trying... I’ve been trying nearly every day for the past 10 years of my life and it still feels like I’ve hit nothing but a brick wall.” Wilhelmina says with a sigh.“Recognizing your own weaknesses is the first step towards improvement. But still I know that feeling. It can be frustrating, still you have potential to be something truly special. Remind me to introduce you to a friend of mine later, she might be able to help.” you say patting Wilhelmina on the back.“Who would that be.” Wilhelmina replies, forgetting to mention that she needed to specify it as a question.
>>28566148"Because you are as old as Fredrika, have lived a similar life, and have faced similar struggles, but haven't gained a similar amount of understanding?Wilhelmina, you'll always be different in style and skill, but this doesn't make you worse. You may be able to do things that Belkarians struggle to do in normal circumstances, and that gives you strength and value.As for your technique, keep up with your training, spar, and you'll continue to develop YOUR style.'
>>28566524"The person that got Shiva to help Fredrika out of her slump."
>>28549890I'm sorry to interupt the thread, but what is OP's picture from?
>>28566598An Anonymous drawfag.He didn't mention his name IIRC
>>28566598Custom pic specifically of Brooklyn at his gaming group in Fort Hope.
>>28566573I'll tell you about her later.
>>28566747I like this one.
>>28566573Not this one. do this >>28566747 and grin.
“You’ll see. In the meantime, try not to get drunk to the point where you can barely walk home straight.” you say patting Wilhelmina on the back with a grin on your face.Wilhelmina looks more confused if anything else, before giving a small shrug and sipping on her drink.There, wasn’t so hard to try and instill some hope into that girl. (What do now?)
>>28566833Is Alex still trying to flirt with Shiva? If not, we should try our hand at bedding an empress.
>>28566833Kalika next.>>28566852Nah, twins they were first.
>>28566897>twinsshit taste detectedmusclegirl emperor with massive abs is the superior choice here
>>28566947Except our sexual art level is average, if we want to bed her we might as well try to please her we can also forget being on top I guess.
>>28566947yeah, no. The twins have a funner personality. >>28566897him
>>28566897Kalika next yeah. Then (finally) bedding the twins. I really don't want to deal with Kalika if be bed her mom.
>>28567043I don't know man, if we can mend the bridges we could do both at once. Think about all those hands.
>>28566996>funnerthat's legitimately the most generic way of describing them? whats fun about them? they are boring. BORING. i bet you like traps too you fucking faggot.8 armed musclegirl emperor would be fuckin crazy as HELL in bed. think of all the things we could get up.
>>28567100More timid and dependant on Brooklyn, espicially in their earlier appearances. They've been quite popular for a long time
>>28567183yeah that sounds boring rather than 'funner' as described.
>>28567100Okay, now you're just being rude.>>28567198the pair of you clearly have different tastes. Don't insult people over it
With Wilhelmina down, there’s only one left.“What’s wrong Nalika?” you ask sitting next to her.“Nuthin... Nuthin’s wrong at all...” Nalika replies with a slur in her voice.“Doesn’t look like it considering you nearly eight empty mugs of what used to be ale next to you.” you reply.“Oh! So you think that because I’m small, I shouldn’t be allowed to drink! Is that it!?” Nalika asks nearly getting into your face.“...No... That’s not what I’m trying to imply...” you reply to Nalika.“See this... This is why I don’t like my mother around! EVERYTHING becomes about her! She’s... She’s taller than I am... Her tits are... boom!” Nalika says using a pair of hands to make the curve in front of her chest. “Her figure and ass are good... But what do I have? A short girl with bad eyesight, flat ass, small assets, and a brick like personality!”Nalika takes a large swig of her drink, and cuts you off just before you’re about to say something. “Oh! Stronger! She’s... she’s also stronger too... but that doesn’t annoy me as much!”
>>28567359Stop complaining and try harder, that's all, you'll catch up eventually and surpass her, just believe in yourself, yada yada.
>>28567061Tell her about how the succubi were complaining about having perfect figures. Then tell her, that we don't find her unattractive.>>28567408yeah, that won't work at all.
>>28567359"Oh I understand, likely more than you'll ecer fathom. But don't worry about that too much, you're still young, you'll have plenty of time to grow taller and get a fuller. As for the personality we'll get you some experience and you can develop your own, though I must admit mine isn't that great either... it comes with the job I guess."
>>28567359Well, we're not hitting on her mom tonight then. Friends before one nights stands and all.
>>28567420This. She's more interesting than her mother anyway.
“That’s actually kind of funny, because earlier today my study group was talking about about how all Succubi appeared to be all samey to them.” You reply.“So says the Succubus herself!” Nalika replies pointing a finger at you before taking a gulp of her drink. “You don’t have any right to complain at all! If you get bored, you can change into anything you want!”“Actually we can’t change into men.” you reply.“So what!? That’s still far more flexibility than what I have!” Nalika replies.“You’re just being too hard on yourself! I mean you’re still young! I’m pretty sure your mother developed the same way.” you reply.“...Mother claimed she got her figure when she was 16-17... I’ve been the same since 16...” Nalika says putting her face on the table. “Both looks and strength wise... Plus I still can’t believe someone like... her is... well what she is!”
>>28567748This is me
>>28567748"From what I've read the Succubi queens were quite informal as well. As for appearance, you sell yourself short."
>>28567748>these parental issuesSomeone needs a hug.
>>28567748"You'll get used to it." "Ultimately, it is a good thing that she defines herself rather than trying to be somebody she isn't."
>>28567748Maybe its a testament to her natural strength that she's as powerful as she is when she spends most time readin books
>>28567981...The second sentence. By "she" do you mean Nalika or Shiva? I can't tell.
>>28567812This works >>28568124I'm guessing Shiva
"From what I've read the Succubi queens were quite informal as well. As for appearance, you sell yourself short." you reply.“Being formal 24/7 isn’t what I mean! It’s just that mother is so... airy all the time! All she ever does is whatever fancies her, tells her subordinates to do their jobs, and punches the teeth out of anyone who tries to claim her spot! Hell! Most people don’t even know who she is!” Nalika says downing a drink before pointing at her Mother. “Do you know some of the things she’s done before! One time she spent nearly an entire year working at a massage parlour while also being a baker of all things! Oh nevermind the Sloth Demons were impeding on our territory, WE HAD FUCKING COOKIES TO BAKE!”“It’s a good thing that she defines herself rather than trying to be somebody she isn't." you retort.“Yes but... The way she acts all the time... Ugh it gets on my nerves so much...” Nalika complains.“...Wait a second. Your mother actually raised you personally?” you ask.“...Yes she did. Half the time I spent growing up was drifting around with her and her wanderlust, with the other half of her spending time in our home capital to satisfy whatever inane job she wanted to do at the moment...” Nalika replies....Wow that’s rare. From what you heard most Demon Emperor’s rarely ever spend time with their children. Usually because they don't want to be bothered with a child if it isn't worth their time.
>>28568124ShivaThough it also implies that Nalika shouldn't force herself to be somebody she isn't if it makes her unhappy.
>>28568485"From the sounds of it, She considered you more important than her position... I may not be an expert on the matter, but the more responsibilities someone has, the less time they have for other things..."
>>28568485"Most Demon Emperor's don't spend time with their kids, you should consider yourself lucky. Honestly, she seems to have done a good job with her position. Wrath demons have it quite nice compared to some others I could mention."
"From the sounds of it, She considered you more important than her position... I may not be an expert on the matter, but the more responsibilities someone has, the less time they have for other things..." you reply.“Yes, but couldn’t she of... I don’t know, do some things official regarding her job! Pretty much the only thing she ever does when she heads to her audience chamber is punch someone in the face, usually once, before heading out onto the town. She once said she had to rush a battle because she was going to be late for her baking job! Do you know how disrespectful that is for the opponent!?” Nalika asks.“She’s being true to herself. Many people of her stature don’t often have any sort of time to spend with their children. Honestly, she seems to have done a good job with her position. Wrath demons have it quite nice compared to some others I could mention." you reply sipping your drink.“Have it easy!? Oh no... OH NO! No! Wrath Demons... Wrath demons get SO much crap from other demonic races!” Nalika says going into a rant....Oh crap. Now you’ve done it. You’ve started rant about Wrath demons while she’s drunk no less. It’s going to hours for her to finish......Maybe a few more drinks would make things flow more smoothly here?
>>28568787Get tipsy while debating, no drunken rant.
>>28568787Give her a drink"You have basic legal rights, and aren't effectively enslaved by pride demons. That's a plus."
>>28568787Listen to her rant. At the end we could ask her what she intends to do to change the issues she rants about. I feel as though she lacks conviction, or at least something to work towards. At the moment, all she seems to be doing is attempting to Prove herself, and that will only lead to problems and will not help her in the long run...
You decide to order a drink while listening to her rant involving the Wrath demons. While she does touch upon her mother a few times, the majority revolves around the Wrath Demons being far too materially focused, material as in things within the world rather than riches. The constant emphasis on strength makes her feel like she’s constantly surrounded by idiots within her own race, making her feel like a complete stranger. But whenever she tries to go with other people, they often treat her as an idiot or are downright scared of her. Other things she goes on about is how a forced draft is unethical in every sense of the word, complete lack of scholars which have a field ‘outside of punching or blasting things’, and how nearly every member of her race is like an adrenaline junkie.“Now I thought about how I’d... I’d fix these problems if I ran the Wrath Demon race but... But even when I’m this drunk I’m still a realist! I know in order to advance up the Wrath Demon nobility chain I’d need to beat my mother, and I’d have no chance in hell of doing that! But how to make changes otherwise is somethin... Somthing I’ve been wondering!” she replies.“You have basic legal rights, and aren't effectively enslaved by pride demons. That's a plus." you reply.“At least you can apply for a job that isn’t bodyguard, soldier, or mover and not get odd stares!” Nalika retorts....You’re tempted to tell her about how many times Succubi get stares for not doing traditionally female jobs or those related to sex...
>>28569107>...You’re tempted to tell her about how many times Succubi get stares for not doing traditionally female jobs or those related to sex...DO IT FAGGOT
>>28569107"They do, unless they do a 'woman job' everyone think they either slept their way to their position or why is a woman doing a man job and that's if they get the job at all due to pride demon making sure succubus can't eliminate human workforce in its entirety."
>>28569107"And have you brought your concerns and views to your Mother? Only a foolish ruler ignores their subjects. Have you asked your Mother for her reasons and beliefs on the subject?""An argument always has, at least, two sides. Only by understanding both sides can a conclusion be drawn. otherwise you are trying to make house by smashing two bricks together."
>>28569184"Valvosa in particular and pride demons in general have made a bureaucratic nightmare specifically designed to make all succubi's live as close to a living hell as possible. And Pride demons are very good at bureaucracy. As for making changes, you need to either gain a position able to make such changes or convince someone already in such a position like your mother. If you want to build a system to support that I'd recommend hiring some succubi, especially Aryans. They'd be happy for a well paying job that would render them immune from being raped, beaten and brainwashed on a pride demons whim."
>>28569299Heh, I like it.
[1/2]"Valvotosa in particular and Pride demons in general have made a bureaucratic nightmare specifically designed to make all succubi's live as close to a living hell as possible; and Pride demons are very good at bureaucracy. As for making changes, you need to either gain a position able to make such changes or convince someone already in such a position like your mother. If you want to build a system to support that I'd recommend hiring some succubi, especially Ayarians. They'd be happy for a well paying job that would render them immune from being raped, beaten and brainwashed on a pride demons whim." you reply to Nalika.“Oh! So you think Succubi are better at the jobs than our kind!?” Nalika asks.“Look! We get just as much shit as you do! Do you know how hard it is to get a job that isn’t either related to typical female gender roles or some sort of erotic themed job without getting blank stares!? Everyone always seems to think that we sleep our way to the top! Such a thing is completely false! Succubi have *no* natural talent or predisposition towards sex *at all*!” you reply. “Getting a job is rare as hell here, and even if we do get one it’s usually under the Pride Demon machine in order to only control our lives better!”“Oh I’m sure it’s sssooo hard being sexy all the time and getting people to respect you at least!” Nalika retorts.“I’m sure it’s so hard for you to be a part of a species which is a walking tank, has respect from even the Pride Demons, and at least is able to go where they want!” You retort. “Secondly, I don’t want certain kinds of respect! At least the ones that attempt to keep my dignity in tact!”“Oh! So the Lust Demon doesn’t even have confidence in her own charms!?” Nalika replies.
[2/2]“I have plenty of confidence in that! I just don’t see a need to sacrifice my dignity for it!” you reply.“Then prove it!” Nalika replies.“I WILL!” you say roaring out in response.******As the streams of light come in from the next morning, both you and Nalika are within your bed, clothes scattered on the floor. Both of you are suffering from a massive hangover headache in addition to blushing red as a beat as you both use a sheet to cover yourselves up. Most of what you can recall from last night is a blur in of itself...“...Let’s never say a word of this to anyone else... ever.” Nalika says as she puts on her glasses.
>>28569507"and that's how you were conceived if what your mother said to me is true."Time to raise a death flag
“...Agreed. Now let’s get out of here before the rest of the people on this floor also wake up and notice you’re in my room.” you reply.“Also agreed.” Nalika replies as she begins reaching for her clothes.(And I’m out of ideas and got a game running soon, so that’ll be the end of the thread for today. By all means PLEASE say what you’d want to do next thread if you want to do something, otherwise I’ll begin throwing out random plot hooks again)
>>28569653Finally seduce twins.
>>28569653ADVENTURE IN DUNGEONS!SEDUCING ROYALTY!BATTLING DRAGONS, GOLD COLORING OPTIONAL!Something that isn't more diplomacy, I wanna do pew pew this isn't even my final form stuff!
>>28569653Contact Janine and Janette, it's time we put a rest to the terrorist and Theologist faction.
>>28569680Fuck your shit taste.SEDUCE MOMMA SHIVAThat's our route to powerville.
>>28569680This + Introduce Wilhelma to her new tutor + finish the whole succubi village thing.
>>28569789... you know what? You're being an uncalled for asshole, so I'm going to say that the first thing we should do is seduce the twins next thread.
>>28569653Oh btw sandact I meant to ask, can we charge our light construct with aether so they can shoot lazer yet?
>>28569910No, that takes Great! Which we are saving up for, for about the past 10 threads.>>28569680Yeah, get the little subbie twins in the sack at last.
>>28569824Uhh, okay. That won't stop me from calling the twins shit taste. Or pushing for musclegirl primetime
>>28569982"I'm Brooklyn" your argument is invalid.
>>28569783>>28569799These two seem like the best option, so I may go with these.Any preference for the order of things? (Twins can wait for the nighttime)
>>28569910So we're basically beaming in redshirts?
>>28569766Well, we aren't much of a demon lord yet, so its hard to do final form stuff.
>>28570029We might want to summon everyone, it's been a while since we did saw some of them and while they know about how their clan status it might bring ideas we wouldn't have thought.>>28570057I'm more thinking about smaller constructs flying around spamming beams at our opponents while we are safe.
>>28570029Probably should finalize the succubi village thing after we round up support. Wilhelma first, then terrorists. At that point we should have enough support in our pocket that convincing the aids should be easy, who can then put pressure on the Science girls.
>>28570057think fin funnels instead
>>28570238We'll be the nu-gundam>tfw when you can't post your pic because you can't afford being banned.
>>28570305Throw it on /b/ or /r/ the post the link here if you're concerned
>>28569680Yea this, we have been meaning to do this since Fort Hope.
>>28569680fucking this, thats been sitting on the backburner for far too long
>>28569653This >>28569680also, archiving is not possible at the moment.
>>28575906it is now
Rolled 90>>28569653 humm.real want to go after our lead on dad but want to establish our contacts first before possible all hell breaks lose.as for possible list:visit sister and uncle. visit sisters merchant father basically saying hi.visit aides church bringing Leona along. we should at some point met up with the Assyrians but considering the ruckus we are cause they might already be looking for us.Find out who stole our body and raised evil doppelganger. however that would involve dropping everything and want to finish at least setting up contacts first. look into history at library about possible science bunkers that were not open to investigate later. also have Amanda check university records to fill out our information then check with miyu (worried however as they might have not opened due to horrible stuff happening)
>>28569653Offer to both the elven mage and the gold dragon that we'll borrow some books for them as long as they can give as a list of what they'd like and it's not obvious.
>>28585300Pretty sure there's a limit to what you can borrow and that you'd require a permanent residence in order to be allowed to borrow anything. I don't think the fact that our family lives here counts.
>>28585471We've already borrowed books for our study group. This isn't something they could borrow long-term, but it gives them access, as long as they understand that we aren't doing it officially or unofficially.
>>28585471Basically, these are our books that we're borrowing, they don't leave the apartment, but if anyone reads them if we leave them outside of our room, oh well.
>>28585779This basically.There's no Okarian gank ninjas who kill you if others read the books you brought out. The only strict rule is that you're responsible for bringing the book back if you checked it out....Giving the books to Miyians to read, even while you're in the room watching them read, would give you odd stares at the Library.
may i sugest we use this time to discuss how to spend our xp. I knew evil us will also gain our ability but we really need to get better to survive.suggesting at minimum light to great (120, including lord and orkrian bonus)and Axes from average to great (140, lord bonus)
hum been thinking when we can create black holes actually we can achieve 100% mixture for annihilator shots , if we apply rules of physics. energy can't escape from a black hole so if the core witch is a singularity (infinitely small point) is made of light. the blast energy won't be able to escape till the light cancels out completely the darkness created black hole. thus homing black holes with near 100% efficiency. by it's very nature can't be shot down. only down side is that it will detonate after a certain time rather than contact.
>>28586856you've got the sums wrong. Light is a control, not a species magic. It costs 620.