Across the worlds connected by the sea of dimensions, many magic-using civilizations have thrived. The era of large scale conflicts and weapons of mass destruction have come to pass. The Time-Space Administration Bureau has brought order and peace to the remains of the Belka. However, even in this era of peace, conflict still exists.It is the year 81 of the New Calendar, and a revolution is coming. A cursed poison threatens to destroy the foundation of the modern world. It all started with a book and a ring; this is the fated meeting between the boy, Tohma, and the cursed girl, Lily. The Gospel of the Silver Cross Incident begins now. Between either your new family or your revenge, which will you choose to live on?Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Nanoha%20FORCE%20QuestTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper
>>30097372Your name is Curren Huckebein, leader of the Huckebein Family, and now you are going to rescue your little raven. Your spaceship, the Esquad Huckebein was soon approaching the Port Town Spaceport in the Administered World #23, Ruwella. Tohma was there, probably being loaded into some sort of ship to take him off world. If you had to hazard a guess, whoever had him currently probably spent the last six weeks patching the kid up somehow, and now that he was stable was going to send him somewhere else. What bothered you the most was the fact that the broken Reactor Plug could not contact the kid. The two were engaged, and their bond was not something that could be broken so easily. So for Lily to not be able to contact Tohma in these past weeks meant…. But your train of thought is interrupted, as your ship arrives to the spaceport, another blue ship blocks your path. The design and the colors, this is a ship from the TSAB. >[1/2]
>>30097381Stella, your skipper, is already reacted to the ship, preparing her weapons to end this fast. “Big Sis, it looks like that big bug is trying to hail, us. What do you want to do? I think that the best thing is to squash them as soon as we can! Lets get Big Bro Zero.” While you have no love for the TSAB personally, it would be more trouble than it was worth it, to try to battle the TSAB here, after all, as long as you avoid escalating the conflict (unlike what Tohma did), the TSAB will just be content to leave your family in the hands of their specialized Anti-Eclipse task force. Considering saving Tohma is the most important priority to you, you decide to…>Parlay with the Ship? Maybe your charisma will sway them?>Ram that Ship and have your family board them? That way you can sneak ahead and find Tohma sooner?>Deploy your family and use them to cover for you while you sneak ahead?>Write IN?
>>30097389>Parlay with the Ship? Maybe your charisma will sway them? CHAR route is the White Devil Route!
>>30097644“Stella, contact the blue ship, let’s see what they want from us.” This was the best course of action, if you can manage to avoid fighting the TSAB, that way you can rescue Tohma the faster. “But Big Sis, we can just crush them like bugs, if you order it, we can just snipe them down with my ship! It will be pretty!” Stella was mad to even consider to bother with the TSAB, they were not criminals so why did the TSAB have to bother them. “Just do it, Stella. I know you might not understand, but this is important. If we can avoid fighting now, we can rescue Tohma faster.” Stella pouted, but in the end she complied. Such a cute kid, if only she had not been infected…>[1/2]
>>30097704In a second a holo screen pops up before you, holding the visage of the one who commands the TSAB’s new anti-EC task force, Commander Hayate Yagami, the living lost-logia. “I am glad that you proved to be amiable to talks, Miss…” So this woman wanted a talk, then you would nip this in the bud. “Huckebein. Curren Huckebein. Still, I have to ask what does such a hotshot from the TSAB like you wants with my ship. If you check we have permission to land here, so is there any problem, Miss. Yagami?” “This airspace is currently restricted for our investigation, but it is not only that. You and your ship are part of the famous mercenary militia, the Huckebein family, thus I would like you to bring you in for questioning.” So she wants to play this game…>[2/3]
>>30097839“Last I saw, being a mercenary was not a crime, Miss. Yagami, and last I checked, I doubt we have committed any mayor crimes in TSAB space that would warrant you trying to arrest us.” “But you still have committed crimes….right?” Eh, so she would judge even things outside her jurisdiction, how noble. “Who knows?” Like you would admit anything. “Never the less, I will bring you in. Even if you have not committed any crimes, you are suspected of being involved in the Gospel of the Silver Cross incident and are suspected of being infected of Eclipse!” The commander in your holoscreen rises, as she prepares to give you an ultimatum. “Curren Huckebein, give us command of your ship and turn you and your family to us for treatment and questioning. This is an order!” You have no time to waste, but fighting should be a last resource, so you decide to: >Try to convince them to let you go, argue more!>Run away in the ship.>Ram them>Deploy your family?>Write In?
>30097851>Try to convince them to let you go, argue more!
>>30098096Will wait ten minutes more.
>>30097851>Try to convince them to let you go, appeal to their bleeding hearts.Not that those asses have hearts, but still.
>>30098096>>30098149Any arguments to make? It will modify the CHAR Roll to make. Suggestions.>Not a criminal>Save Tohma. or something else.
>>30097851"We have a right to defend ourselves against unlawful arrests. Think very carefully on how bad you want to question us."Also, ready weapons for firing...
>>30098221Forgot to take off trip~
>>30098221>>30098239No problems with me, anyhow will wait 5 more minutes to see other suggestions before asking for a roll.
>>30098162>Save Tohma. Do drop in a line about us needing to save one of our own.Regardless of the circumstances impeding a rescue makes the TSAB look shitty.
>>30098261>>30098221So these two options... will combine them. Roll for CHAR. DC is 25.>40- 15(Criminal Scum who use EC!???)
>>30098321Maybe the dice will let us have a good thread for once?Hahaha, yeah right.
Rolled 72>>30098346... just wait until we get to the Tohma portion, until then this interlude is soft mode. >>30098321>Sucess???? Your words have reached thier heart! >Love can blossom in the battlefield? >Writting. and checking.
>>30098370“Miss. Hayate, we do have a right to defend ourselves against unlawful arrests. You currently lack any real reason to try to hold us down. Please do think very carefully on how bad you want to question us.” The commander grows silently, the brown haired woman is considering what you are saying. So then it is time to get the kill. “We have to save one of our family that is being held hostage against their will. I am sure that a fine officer like you would understand our circumstances, right?” This time the commander does not waste any time, she meets your eyes with an intensity you do not really understand, was this girl really one of the three Aces, the one who felled the Saint Cradle that ruled the ancient Belka Era six years ago? “I understand, wanting to protect your family is something I can understand. So I let you go to help your friend on one condition.” The young woman paused, her eyes steel and in this moment you suddenly realize that this woman might be someone who could give you trouble in the future if you are not careful. “. Let us join you on the way to the spaceport, we have already planned to inspect the area in signs of activity.” So that plug had already told the TSAB about your raven, not a bad move. “Tell me Curren Huckbein, will you accept this condition?”What do you do?>Agree>Counteroffer?>Decline?>Write In?
Rolled 46>>30098521> Agree, but Tohma is ours. We know how to care for him best, and how to help him learn who he is.
>>30098521>>Counteroffer?Get her word that she will not attempt to arrest or detain any of our family including Tohma until we have fully dealt with the situation.
>>30098565>>30098551You guys want to do this? Then rollDC is 20, and not less because of the bonus of your last roll.
Rolled 36>>30098580>DC is 20Some times I forget we're on White Devil difficulty.Then this happens.
>>30098605Actually the real DC for this should have been something like 10, your last roll helped a lot.
Rolled 67>>30098580Ho boy...
Rolled 93>>30098618Really that just underlines the point.Oh we'll, anything for harem end I suppose.
>>30098648Well waiting for one last roll (only count rolls linked to the DC request.)>Harem End.Please try to survive to the end game first.
Rolled 39>>30098654>Sucess... the dice gods love you.That just means I have to hate you more! >Writting and Checking!
>>30098654Wait, you saying THIS doesn't count then?!
>>30098674No, I meant that this >>30098648 does not count. You guys got a success.
>>30098672“I can accept those terms, but only on one condition. Do not attempt to either arrest or capture any member of my family nor our missing member until we deal with this situation.” This was the most basic of basics, if the TSAB turned on you while you were searching for Tohma then there might be a chance for Tohma to be taken by that man. There was no way you would tolerate that Tohma ended as a lab rat to develop the EC virus. Not like you were. “Miss. Belkan Knight, please give me your word that we can trust you on this.” The commander seems to ponder for a moment before she raises her hand over her chest and smiles. “Sure, until we rescue that young man you will have the cooperation of me and my unit.”Good, if this woman helped you, then Tohma would be saved by you no matter what happened. “Very well, I am pleased to have such an understanding public officer take care of my problems.” If the TSAB had been as receptive as this young woman…But before you can even think on how to coordinate with the public officers, the screen turns white and the attack alerts on the Esquad turn red. Someone is attacking you. >Roll D100>DC is 30
Rolled 7>>30098772>Someone is attacking you. And our past bad roll come back to haunt us.
>>30098793Eh, the funny thing is that the result of this was a roll from the last thread, originally I did not plan to even show this, but since Lily did not get to where Tohma was, also that bad roll did not help. >Sucess. >You defend yourself. The Esquad is not downed! >Writting!
>>30098824There is no time to think, “Stella side kick and turn port side 30 degress, fire the side cannons at a minus 3 angle, do not worry about collateral fire!” Even though she is a little girl, Stella is an avid skipper, she was made that way. The Esquad turns with an ease unmatched by any ship and angles it’s side turrets to intercept the attack. The ship shakes once again, as an explosion occurs not even one hundred meters away from the ship. “Stella checks what attacked us!” “Roger, we have a big bug, big Sis!” The Main screen in the bridge suddenly zoomed, showing an orange machine armed with some sort of railgun, “Sis, it looks like it was some sort of non-nuclear mine. The TSAB ship suffered a direct hit, and is losing altitude.” That form, that was an EC Driver who reacted, still to shoot a tactical mine so brazenly to the TSAB, is that man trying to pick a fight. Still so much for the help from the TSAB. Still what should you do? Should you offer the ailing TSAB ship some help or rush to help Tohma?Choose which ones apply. >Send part of your family to help the TSAB ship.>Leave the TSAB alone. >Try to send someone to fight the railgun armored trooper. >Ask Stella to aid the TSAB with your ship. >Go and rush towards the space port yourself>Write IN?
>>30098953Do we have a shuttle or something?
>>30098983No, but you can just fly.
>>30098953>Try to send someone to fight the railgun armored trooper>Ask Stella to aid the TSAB with your ship. >Go and rush towards the space port yourselfI don't think these three should be mutually exclusive.
>>30098989Send part of the family to assist the TSAB. Turn the Esquad on the Railgun ship, and fire. All hands to battle stations!
>>30098994>>Try to send someone to fight the railgun armored trooper>>Ask Stella to aid the TSAB with your ship. >>Go and rush towards the space port yourselfI said to choose which ones apply, aka choose and combine what to do from these options or write in.
>>30099008Didn't mean I thought they were exclusive.I meant that I assumed they weren't and that I was picking those three.
>>30099046>Didn't mean I thought they were exclusive.>>I meant that I assumed they weren't and that I was picking those three.Ah ok... my bad. >>30098994So far we have this plan or >>30098998 this other plan. WIll give it 10 more minutes for someone else to choose or I will roll for it.
Rolled 1>>30099075Well rolling.1-Plan Rush towards Tohma and etc.2- Plan Ship rush!
>>30099285Well, that settles that.
>>30099298Will be taking a break to eat. Be right back.
>>30099553There is no time to wasted, the reload of that cannon is not that long, in a few moments that thing will shoot again. “Arnage! Get to the upper deck and prepare your weapons, shot down all those who come in!” Your communication reaches in an instant. The red haired heavy gunner who is part of your family will protect the ship from those shots. “Stella move to aid the TSAB ship, coordinate with Fortis to protect their ship. Make sure to keep them from taking the opportunity to breach inside.” Your second in command, Fortis would make sure things would not escalate, his cool mind and grey heart would ensure it. He could keep the more rowdy member of your family in control. “Cypha, go and deal with that railgun, I do not mind if you kill him!” Cypha sometimes had too much bloodlust to control herself with the TSAB, maybe it would be best to keep her away from them. Your family are trained mercenaries, they do not need to be told their orders twice, with practiced ease they move to act your orders. So that left you, you would fly towards the spaceport and search for Tohma, you had no time to waste on this. Roll Body Check, D100DC is 35
>>30099718Part of me wished you had critfailed... really. >>30099750Saved Roll is Saved. Congrats! Success.
>>30099803You rushed out of the Esquad as fast as you could, burning EC particles to surpass the speed of sound. There was no need to bother with any subtlety or to hold yourself back.You had wasted too much time with the TSAB, and now Tohma could be slipping from your grasp. You will not fail that boy, not now. So you fly with all your might, burning all you have because it was worth it. So when more Armored Troopers appear you fly pass them with ease. Because to you those things are nothing. But as you reach the spaceport, something shines in the distance, a ball of energy is building up! “Divide Zero!” A beam shoots. Even if you are flying faster than the speed of sound, the thing comes equally as fast. !!! An attack is incoming, what do you do? >Dodge?>Guard?>Counter Attack?>Write In?
>>30099980>>30100068Roll D100DC is 20...>Aerial Skill Activates! DC is rewritten to 35!
>>30100126Last roll success! You guys are goodYeah waste the dice in the interlude, you will need them in the main quest too. Huehue. >Writting!
>>30100148This attack might be Tohma’s but it is not the same. It is too slow, too weak, nothing like the real thing. So you keep flying towards the beam, and then roll to the side. A spending Barrel Roll is the one you perform, as you move away from the attack. Pass the pillar of destruction and the blinding flash it brings, you meet your destination. The Port Town Spaceport, home to the sole Mass Driver in the continent. This is an Ancient Belkan structure that they used to ship off materials off world in the ancient wars. Now it was simply a means to leave the planet appropriated by the TSAB. Over the massive railway, there was a large ship, and on it was the man who shot you. He was a young boy, clad in street clothing and holding a divider you recognize. It was Tohma’s sword. >[1/2]
>>30100542“Yo toots, why the hell are you coming here for? We took the job of healing that Zero Driver with our own hand and now that we did the dirty works you come to take him!” The boy tosses the sword away as he continues to stare at you, “and look at what you did, it took us three weeks to make this Divider Replica and I had to waste it on you.” Then suddenly another similar sword appears in his hand, another replica of Tohma’s weapon. “I guess I will have to teach you to not stand in the road of glory that the Grendel Family will pave!” This boy is an idiot… if you have the opportunity shoot. “Tohma, give me Tohma, I do not care much about a fake Driver like you or the man you work for, but give me the boy back!” You are too angry to think clearly, how weird. That boy is affecting you too much. The Grendel? Boy laughts, as if asked something stupid, “Toots, we, the Grendel Family, are professional criminals, we can’t go failing our jobs!” Who cares about that! “How else will we realize our dream of taking over our hometown?” Their hometown? How small! Still you need to do something! >Attack the Grendel Boy. >Talk some more! >Just rush towards the Ship. >Write In? >[2/2]
>>30100579Pic of the mass driver...
>>30100652That Dice... still will wait to ask for a roll.
>>30100579>Attack the Grendel Boy.And calm down, He's lost the initiative.
>>30100736>>30100652Okay Roll first a MND/SAN Check to calm down. D100DC is 40
Rolled 25>>30100769Don't fight angry.
>>30100788>SucessRoll a CQC check! 4D100DC is 35>40+10 (INFIGHT III) - 15(Zero??? + ?????)
Rolled 72>>30100827We all know a failure is imminent.
>>30100827>>30100878>SucessRoll me a stability Body Check! 3D100DC is 20
Rolled 33>>30100934Last Sucess.....At this point you changed your fate? Sadly... checking.
>>30100988>Welp... this is now going to be Fun! >Writting!
>>30101007No, you need to calm down, getting angry about Tohma will just help this boy. As long as you can think, you have not lost, as long as you can plan, you can stage a comeback. For a long time, you have lived by those words, and will not prove them wrong now. “Grendel boy, I will make you sorry for bothering me!” You smile as you say this, just as if you two were friends. Still, you rush toward the boy, avoiding the shots from his dividers and in an instant standing before him on the airship! You swing you current Divider, a cavalry saber, with all your might, but that boy blocks with his fake divider. Yet it is not enough to stop you! You strength breaks both the fake divider and your saber, halting the boy for a moment, one which you take. You free hand glows, as the white book that hovers behind you releases a page, which becomes another sword, a combat knife and gun this time. Your gunblade flashes as you stab the boy with no mercy. “Ah, toots, you do not play around… but you wasted too much time!” Eh, does someone who is almost dead should talk like that? “Lote, lets go!” The ship beneath you shakes, as the Mass Driver starts up! In an instant the ship is launched at a speed that surpasses the third cosmic velocity aka the speed needed to escape the grasp of gravity. >[1/2]
>>30101312It takes all your skill to not fall from the sudden force, but to that boy this was a priceless opportunity! With all his might he jumps, avoiding you and moving further down the hull. The only reason he did not fall was because he used his own hand to claw himself into the hull. Tired the Grendel boy stares at you, as he shouts his words to overcome the sound of the speeding wind. “Toots are you sure that I can’t get you to let us go!” Soon the ship will reach enough altitude to try to open a dimensional gate safely, if you fail to stop him here, then you might never find Tohma again, so the answer is still the same. “Sorry! I do not like to negotiate with other criminals <3 !” Now you will take this boy and force him to give you Tohma back, along with the information of what was done to the boy. However before you could even try to reach him, the ship trembles even more, as the hull over the cargo bay burst open and a familiar figure appeared. A rageful cry clears the debris and one swing of his blade slices the ship in half. Now this ship is in free fall, but more importantly…. covered in crystals and poison.... A black knight howls. What do you do>Go to Tohma>Capture the Boy >Jump Ship>Write In
>>30101486>Go to Tohma."Tohma! It's me!"
>>30101486>>Go to TohmaBut be cautious. I doubt he's himself.
>WARNING! WARNING! >Data is being overwritten! >Strosek the 4th is not available anymore. >Outside forces are intruding database. >Another reactor plug is being registered.>WARNING! >Breaking outside connection! >Setting Up! >Forcing React! Defense Program Set! Targets: All Living Threats!
>>30101641>>30101588Roll me a Social Roll, 3D100DC is 5, at this rate your voice might as well never reach him.
Rolled 74>>30101712Oh hell...
Rolled 29>>30101712Come ooooon, nigga....
>>30101782>>30101793>>30101817>FailureTARGET SET: GRIMOIRE WEISS! Roll CQC, 4D100>DC is 15, this hate this rage this sorrow... can you understand it.
>>30101848>Success! There is hope still in man!
>>30101875Roll for Gunfight! 4D100DC is 40!
Rolled 24, 98, 100, 89 = 311>>30101899>4D100>DC is 40!Wait what?!
>>30101928I mean that I will take the first 4 rolls... I expressed that bad.
>>30101938Ah alright, Don't suppose you'll take that 24 since it was the first one rolled?
>>30101975>Ah alright, Don't suppose you'll take that 24 since it was the first one rolled?Sorry, it would not be fair like that.
>>30102132>>30102071>>30102011>>30101911>Failure, but never despair. >Writing.
>>30102147For this moment, you take a moment to finally meet Tohma for the first time. His body is clad in his protective clothing made of EC particles, armed with a wicked divider in his right hand and a buckler in the left. The thin that concerns you is that his body is covered in violet crystals. Crystals pierce his flesh like swords of steel. Crystals boil his blood like fire and hate. You ignore the Grendel boy, he is no longer important. The ship is falling down and you need to get Tohma safe as soon as possible. But Tohma is just standing there, holding his sword and staring at the blue sky above the clouds (the horizon).Raising your sword you approach him, wary of what remains of his sanity. “Tohma, it me, the cute and wonderful Miss. Huckebein.” No response, at least that was what you thought, but suddenly Tohma raised his sword, and the black book floating on his shoulder declared, [Identifying Target, Grimoire Weiss. Execution!] Tohma was under control of the defense program of the black book, it would not rest until it decided that it and Tohma were safe. Normally if you had been more prepared for this, you could have tried to hack into the black book and disable the program, but you had no time. With no warning instantly Tohma dashed at you, his destructive sword seeking you throat. You dismiss your bayonet, summoning another divider from your own book, this time a claymore. >[1/?]
>>30102406It is hard, almost impossible, but somehow you manage to meet that crushing long sword your dear boy wields. How strong! How scary! So this was the counterpart chosen by the black book, the one who was your equal. It takes everything you have to stop him, and even more to talk, yet you do so, “Tohma… stop!” You gather more willpower as you start to push the boy back! “Stop, it is me, Curren Huckebein!” You need to do this, to save him before he destroyed his kind heart with his own hands! “Do not let that book overpower you!” Tohma’s eyes flash, as it looks like he recovers some of his sanity (and mouths something about a devil?), but you forgot about someone. “Sorry toots, I can’t let you take my cargo!” The other kid shoots you! “Eraser Beam!” The beam strikes your back, piercing your shoulder and lungs and pushing you off ship “Tohma!” You can only stare at the vanishing form of the broken ship as you continue to fall, but…“Divide Zero-Eclipse!!!!” The black knight raises his sword, as he calls upon his strongest skill. The world breaks. The crystals around Tohma break, The ship breaks, the sky breaks and even you break. As you continue to plummet in freefall towards the ground you can only see one thing. The boy who reduced everything to Zero. Huckebein Interlude- Raven's Cry (I) End!
>>30102523Your name is Tohma Avenir… and somehow you ended up on a beach.Last you remember you were fighting that man and trying to finally get even for your hometown and family, so why are you now in a beach? It does not help that for some reason you are crying. You feel like you failed an important person, a cute person and you must make it up. You want some cake. Still you are alive and that is what is important, right? You stand around and search the shore of the beach, it looks like there are no paths near here, just some forests where the sand end. In the distance you can see a stone cliff and something that looks like a house, maybe. So you decide to:>Continue along the beach to find something.>Go to the cliff, climb it, and reach the house. >Go to the forest and find food.>Check Equipment?
>>30102654>Continue along the beach to find something.People don't just wind up on beaches. Walk the coastline.
Rolled 78>>30102654Walk along the beach~
>>30102743http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuby_ZZcvT0Theme song of the ARC, along a proper Title!
>>30102743Right, the best thing to do in these situations is to check the coastline and find a river. Plus near the coast there might be some boats or something. People just do not fall into beaches, so you might be able to find another person who was washed to the shore like you. You continue to walk the coastline, taking note of the geography and trying to notice the geography of the area. By the looks of thing you are somewhere near the equator of the planet, and even worse, it looks like this island might be too small to have a proper river, as you find nothing after an hour of walking. You were about to give up, until you notice something, a flag. It looks like someone was here, and used it to mark the place. Staring into the forest you see other flags, so maybe if you followed them, you might find something? What do you do?>Follow Flags into forest?>Walk the coastline more.>Check Equipment?>Other.
>>30102842>>Walk the coastline more.>>Check Equipment?Since the flags are there we can always come back.
>>30102871Will wait 5 more minutes.
Rolled 65>>30102842Follow the flagsCheck equipment, too.
>>30103051Will wait a moment for another vote, or will roll for it.
>>30103097Well, will write the Equipment Check... there is someone I miss there.
>>30103195You should have done this first, but the shock of finding yourself in the beach probably confused you enough that you had not thought of doing this. So before you decide what to do, you check your equipment. You lost your bag somewhere (in the church) and with it you lost all your gear and food. Except for the silver bracelet in your arm you only have one other item. A silver necklace. You pour magic into it and in a second your friend comes to live. Your camera-type device, Steed! [Tohma buddy, it has been so long since you last activated me, about Six Weeks. So where are we?] Steed floats around, as he takes in the surroundings and you tell him how you found yourself in this beach. [So, we got lost in some island, eh, only you can have this sort of bad luck, buddy!] “Hehe, how funny, now Steed can you check around to see if you can find something useful. Maybe we can find where we are!” >[1/2]
>>30103464Steed stares at the sky and then looks around the forest, scanning the flags that you had found, [Tohma, you might want to check these flags, they are some sort of sensors.] “Sensors?” Then they are probably meant to find wild beasts or something, but in a small island there should not be anything too big, right? [Not to just track movement, but they are sensors to measure the soil. It is meant to analyze the bedrock. But that is not all, guess who is registered as the owner of this sensor net?] But why bother with those sensors, with your magic you could probably do a better job than any sensor. After all you are someone who lived from the Earth. Still, who could the owner be? Nothing comes to your mind “Just tell me Steed, I do not have time for games, I am tired!” [It says that this is property of the Infinity Library, and it seems that we can find the dig they have nearby if we hack the sensor net they have set up!] The Infinity Library, the one headed by your favorite archeologist, suddenly you feel like finding that dig. Still finding the dig could help you meet other humans, and hopefully find where you are. >Follow the Sensors and reach the dig.>Follow the coastline>Search for food>Scan for a network with Steed>Go Back?
>>30103485>Follow the Sensors and reach the dig.>>Scan for a network with SteedYuuno what time it is?Cameo time.
>>30103602Na, this is the Yuuno arc... Maybe?
Rolled 93>>30103602DISYeah, this
>>30103673Roll me a perception roll!
>>30103707D100DC is 40
>>30103766Success>Your first meeting changes!
>>30103790Roll me a CQC check, D100DC is 35
>>30103896Success>Writting. Hue Hue.
>>30103943“Steed let’s follow the sensors array back to their camp, if we are lucky, we might find something useful there. Also can you try to check for any networks or signals we might get here?” You begging to trek into the forest, the flags form a trail that you can easily follow while steed floats behind you. You spend fifthteen minutes in silence while you wait for Steed to give you some good new, and sadly, [Sorry buddy, it looks like we are too far away from civilization to get anything we can use. So far the only things I can get are some weird static in the low-frequency radio, but it does not seem to mean anything as far as I know.] “I see, anyhow, thanks Steed.” At least now you knew that there was nothing nearby, that meant that it really might be an archeological dig what you were reaching, and that gave you hope. You continue your way, until you see a clearing and along it you see a blue tent. Suddenly you feel something. >[1/2]
>>30104387The wind shifts and the air tenses, and suddenly you jump backwards before someone jump-kicks the sport where your head had been. The figure’s leg strikes a tree, felling it in a single hit. Now you take the moment to notice her, she is wearing some light cloathing and something about her reminds you of Su-chan. That girl continues her attack, as she moves in, ready to punch, but to you those movements are too basic. After fighting Ein, this type of CQC is too simple. But you were wrong, the girl does not even try to hit you, instead she faked her punch and tossed two breakers to you. Instinctively you backpedal, but it is not enough. The containers react and suddenly a white explosion engulfs you. “You thief, do not think for a moment, that I will allow you to steel from the professor!” That girl what is she talking about? Smoke cover you and you can’t see the girl, what do you do?>Jump out and surrender to her!>Fight her back until she calms down.>Retreat from the fight and find the camp.>Other.
>>30104412>>Other.Yell to her that you surrender.She'd probably kick us again the second we jumped out.
>>30104511>1Will wait a bit for another post... if not surrender time.
>>30104412>>30104659I support surrendering.
>>30104804>>30104659YayRoll for MIND... DC is 25 Do you Squee!
>>30104867Hey Belkan. If both Infight l and Infight lll give a +10 to CQC what other perks does ranking it up get us?
>>30104937II gives you the ability to negate a crit once a seccion III gives you extra dice.
>>30104871So no more rolls?
Rolled 1>>30104833>>30105136Sorry, passed out.
>>30105207Cool as fuck! >Success? Stone Cold even in front of the hero!
Rolled 19>>30105228>nat 1 on containing our inner fanboyDamn dice!Man I wish we could bank dice rolls.
>>30105353Sorry, the only other system I had considered for this quest was one where you could add rerolls if you broke your relationships with your dear friends.
>>30105228You are tired, wet and hungry. In no way you will even bother to fight this girl when there is no need to. So you decide to do the logical thing. Within the smoke bomb, you raise your hands and declare, “Stop! I surrender, so stop attacking me!” You stay still and wait a minute until the smoke clears, there is the girl watching you closely like a hawk, waiting for you to act. “I am Tohma Avenir, and I think I was shipwrecked…” Yeah, that sounds weird even to you, but so far that is the best theory you could make, “and then I found the flags and followed them to this camp.” The girl Isis meets your eyes and studies you until she is satisfied. Then she lowers her arms and puts away the flasks she hand in her hand (where did she get those things from?). “Oh, so you are lost… well that it is good that you did not use any magic to fight back, that smoke was a chemical that explodes when it reacts to mana… sorry for almost killing you.” She gives you a reassuring smile that would have been cute had this girl not been second of killing you with an explosion. Suddenly you feel like maybe it might be better to try to brave the island alone and stay away from this camp. You had no wish to die yet. >[1/2]
>>30105636“Isis, is something wrong?” But all changes when you hear that voice, a young man enters the forest from the camp, a blond haired and glasses wearing man. That man is Yuuno Scrya, the head librarian of the Infinity Library, the man who inspired you to become and adventurers/archeologist. Your hero. It takes ultimate willpower to control yourself, but you turn to ice. You do your best to meet the man’s eyes and introduce yourself. “I am Tohma Avenir, sir. I just found this camp and I hope you can help me.” “Oh, pleased to meet you Mr. Avenir, I am Yuuno Scrya, a humble archeologist. How can I help you!” Do not screw this up Tohma, this man is your hero, you do not want to give him a bad impression. >Ask where you are?>Ask him what he is doing here. >Ask him why he, a great man, has such an angry girl with him. >Ask him for food and shelter>Ask him how to defeat the white devil!>Ask him to make you your student. >Other.
>>30105679>>Ask where you are?>>Ask him what he is doing here.>Apologize for causing trouble for him and his cute student.
>>30105793Very well, writing! Cute Isis is Cute!
>>30106134The girl Isis moved to talk to your hero, “Professor Scrya, I jus-” But you push her to the side to talk to your hero more. “Mr. Scrya, I just shipwrecked in this island, and can’t identify it. Do you know where we are currently?” This was probably not that important right now, but you are curious of where this place is. If you know maybe you can find out how you got here. “Shipwrecked? I am sorry to hear that. Still now that you ask, that is a good question. This island is one of the new digging sites that the Ruwella Preservation Committee opened up for exploration just two weeks ago, it is called Iguacus.” You knew of this site, it was meant to open up in about a month from the day you met Lily. If it had opened two weeks ago… did that mean that you somehow have lost six weeks’ worth of memory? Still you had something else to ask, “Mr. Scrya, if so what are you doing here, are you here to participate in a new dig?” That would be awesome, to see your hero in his natural habitat, may be you could ask him to show you his work, that would be something to brag about back home. “As much as I would have loved to do that, this was not the case. The team that went to do the original exploration of the new site just went missing, and I offered to come and help find them.” As expected of a hero like Mr. Scrya, he jumped at the sign of danger to help his fellow archeologists. ”
>>30106551Isis is getting mad at being ignored by Mr. Scrya and you, but you still ignore her to continue our talks (you still have to add that she looks cute when she does that.) “But did the team leave something before they disappeared, any information?” “Ah, you are very informed, you must be a good student Mr. Avenir.” Praised by your hero, there is no greater joy. Those words are enough to make you fights a 1000 White Devils. “By law most archeologist are required to use a Device for safekeeping their records,” This was important because of how many old artifacts still remained from the Belkan Era, if someone found one and got killed by it, the device would serve as a record (and warning) of what happened. “Sadly, when we found the remains of the device in their camp, we only found a single image in the device… a man of metal!” This mystery was interesting, but it was best to stop ignoring the girl, Isis, before she started to kick you for attention, “Still, Mr. Scrya, I am sorry for taking your time and causing problems to you and your cute student.” It looks like Isis wants to say something (but she quickly turns around, away from you) but Mr. Scrya continues, “Do not worry, I know what it means to get lost while adventuring, Mr. Avenir, do wish to join us in camp. I can’t offer you much, but some food might help you.”You decide to…>Accept>Decline>Ask Isis first.>Ask something else>Help me in my quest to defeat the white devil>Write In?
>>30106603Belkan. Is the fact that Yuuno and Nanoha are friends something Tohma would know?
>>30106693>Belkan. Is the fact that Yuuno and Nanoha are friends something Tohma would know?Yes but not exactly, he knows Yuuno taught Nanoha (from the movies) so he thinks they are old friends. He really tires to ignore his ties to Nanoha so he can Idolize Yuuno, kinda. Tohma really knows Yuuno, the librarian and the archeologist. Tohma does not really care much about his adventures in Earth with the White Devil and Co.
>>30106722Got it.>>30106603>Ask Isis first.>Accept>Help me in my quest to defeat the white devil>She owes me a cake
>>30106792You... oh god. I will like this. >Writting.
>>30106835Bah, just realized I should have called the the Cute Devi instead of White Devill.
>>30106868And apparently so did everyone else.>>30106835Belkan, can we ask for a last minute phrase change?
>>30106894Sure, what do you want to change. Just adding cute devil? I was going to add that anyhow.
>>30106913Yeah, just making sure that for now on Tohma says cutie instead of white.> I was going to add that anyhow.Ah, carry on then.
>>30106835You want to accept, but first things first, there is someone who needs to pay attention to her. “Miss. Isis,” The girl raises her finger to make a retort but you cut her before she can talk, “would it be fine that I joined you and Mr. Scrya in your camp.” Isis lowers her finger, and mutters something about unfair before replying, “You, sign, if you are here you might as well join us. But let me make you something clear, I am Mr. Scrya’s bodyguard. I am the one in charge of protecting him, not some cute student. Not that I mind the complement.” She flashes you a grin as she gives you her hand, somehow this reminds you of someone else. Su-chan. That hint of danger in the air, her fun personality. Somehow, you think that dealing with Isis won’t be hard.You think that you can grow to really like this cute girl. So that is how you find yourself eating dinner with Mr. Scrya and Isis in their camp. Mr. Scrya made the food himself, even though both you and Isis offered to make the food. >[1/2]
>>30107080Eating with Mr. Scrya, eating in his camp, eating his handmade food, to you this might be the greatest moment in your life. How wonderful!!! This was a dream come true. So it is no wonder that you totally panic when Mr. Scrya ask you a question. What did he ask? You had no idea, so you better change the conversation!“Mr. Scrya! Help me in my quest to defeat the cute devil!!!!!” You shout that as load as you can as you stand up (taking care to not drop the food). Yeah, if Mr. Scrya helps you then her defeat is totally possible! You and Mr. Scrya would make a unbeatable team! The days of the cute devil are ending. “Eh, why?” Mr Scrya stands silent, probably not knowing what to say, while Isis just sits to the side, holding down her chuckles. “She owes me cake!” Yeah, that was why you wanted cake, so it stood to reason that you had to beat the cute devil for it! Isis at this point is laughing out load, but you ignore her, while you can feel Mr. Scrya sweatdrop in confusion. “But Tohma who is the cute devil?”Who was she? >Someone I have to help?>Someone that I made cry.>Someone who hates me and I hate.>Someone like me yet unlike me?>Someone who holds someone dear to me. >Change the subject.>Write in?
Rolled 13, 30, 60 = 103>>30107093Someone who owes me cake. Isn't that reason enough?
Dammit Belkan, I'm laughing too hard.So much for looking cool for our hero.>>30107093>Someone that I made cry.>Someone I have to help? >Someone who owes me an ice-cream.
>>30107256>>30107267Combining these too.
>>30107309A cute devil… who was she? You whisper first, “She was someone who I made her cry.” But there is something wrong there, she is- she can’t. Thinking about her your heart grows heavy, this feeling is something you can’t put into words. You feel like crying. Then you try to define it better anyhow, “She is someone that I have to help?” That came out more like a question rather than any concrete answer, but you feel it, she is someone who you owe something. So you just say something to answer Mr. Scrya, “She is just someone who owes me cake!” Yeah that was a good answer! “Isn’t that reason enough?” At this point Isis is in the floor rolling and laughing mad, but Mr. Scrya just smiles while he answers your question with sincerity, “I see Tohma, the truth is, you want me to help you ask your girlfriend out, right?” You asking out the cute devil… is he… ignorant. Yeah ignorant, because your hero can't be this nuts. You must correct this.>Deny that. That Devil is not your girlfriend. >Change the conversation, ask about the ruins and the missing people. >Admit that maybe she is not that bad. >Ask Isis for advice? >Other.
>>30107523Well, I wouldn't call her a GIRLfriend, necessarily...but she is cute. She owes me cake, tho, and I think she hates me a bit.
>>30107523>Admit that maybe she is not that bad. >Ask Isis for advice?
>>30107546>>30107560Oh, you two...Did you forget that Yuuno knows Vivio...>Writting.
>>30107572I... I might hate that girl, but, “I wouldn’t call her a GIRLfriend… but she is cute.” You do not understand what you are really saying, but you feel that this is an honest feeling from your heart. “She owns me cake, though, I think she also hates me a bit!” Talking to Mr. Scrya about how you hate the cute devil yet like her, this is stupid, you should better ask someone who knows more about this for advice. So you turn to Isis, “Ms. Isis, what should I do?” Yeah, maybe Isis would understand how to deal with that devil. Isis suddenly stops laughing as her face tires to turn serious, or at least she tires. It takes her a couple of minutes for the girl to kill her laughs. “I think that it might be good to give her some jewelry, girls love shiny things!” That is not bad advice, everyone likes gifts, right? Even devils. “So, I might have some good stuff to sell you for your girlfriend.” Oh how good… you evil capitalist, you just want my money! Still you should correct her, “But that devil is not my girlfriend!” Yeah, you need to make it clear. “But Tohma, isn’t your girlfriend Vivio?” Mr Scrya how the hell do you know that? Your hero stares at you as he waits for your answer. You just blush, red, so red that you might as well earn the name of Red Devil. But did you just forget about the other cute devil in your heart? >Think about Vivio>Change Conversation, Mystery, Mines, Evil Plots. >Admit that Vivio is not the cute devil. You unfaithful man. >Other.
>>30107746>Change conversation.YOU AIN'T ROUTELOCKIN US YET, BITCH
>>30107816Okay I will admit something, there are no route locks here, there are no routes. But you must understand that not all girls will accept you building a harem.But this situation is not about that. It is about something else. How you feel about Vivio.
It's hard being a devil.>>30107746>Change Conversation, Mystery, Mines, Evil Plots. "So about these killer robots Mr. Scrya."
>>30107863>>30107816Will wait for another vote, or 10 minutes.
>>30107858Ah clarification note.Disregard >>30107863>Think about Vivio
>>30107889Oh fine, this.
>>30107936I do not wish for you to feel pressured, but I mean what I said, regardless of your personal relationships, the plot will move on, and while you might have a relationship with Vivio now, that can change. You can break with her, continue with her, help build a harem with her, etc. But understand that not everyone will react the way you want to certain things. You are free to live as you wish, that is part of the core theme of this quest, how you choose to do it is another matter, left to you the players.
>>30107746Vivio, the girl who taught you to smile again after Su-chan saved you. The girl who forced you to become her friend. The girl who taught you that it was okay to receive kindness from others. The girl who asked you to be hers. The girl whose kindness can kill your hate. You blush even now as you remember those words, it was the happiest someone had made you feel, even now it warmed your heart to think about her. If you are with her, you feel like your future will be bright. That is why you try not to think about her. If you think about her your hate dims,and your past becomes farther away. If a day comes when her kindness is enough, would you give up on your hate completely? >[1/2]
>>30108219Still you answer Mr. Scrya, “I do not know.” Really this is something that still bothered you, “I left on my journey without telling her, and she has not responded to any of the mail I have sent her these last months.” You only heard about Vivio from Su-chan and Ein, but so far your girlfriend was still angry with you. You hate it. But even more you hate the feeling that if you talked to her, you would have given up on your journey immediately. “That is why I have to get back home, Mr. Scrya, so I can talk to her and get her to understand me.” That was something important also, but among all the important things that have fallen into your life lately, how much was she still a priority? You did not dare to voice the answer. “I see, I won’t ask you anymore Tohma, but I suggest to you to be honest when you meet her. A certain devil once told me that is the only way to really understand people. Being honest and hearing them.” Such wise words, you take the opportunity to: >Thank Mr. Scrya. >Mystery Metal Attackers?>Ask Isis something. >Ask Steed something.>Ask Mr.Scrya for a way to message someone (like Su-chan, or Vivio)
>>30108242Mystery Metal Attackers
>>30108242Suppose we should get back to the plot.>Thank Mr. Scrya. >Mystery Metal Attackers?
>>30108334>>30108383Well back to the plot! >Writting. I do want to try to highlight the dichotomy that is Tohma's character, he started this journey not to bury his past or to find the killers, but because to him being happy is a sin, specially when his family is unavenged. I hope I can present this without being horrible at it or being "edgy".
>>30108434Mr. Scrya is right, even if she is mad, if you are honest with her, if you tell her your feelings, you are sure that you can reach her. She is someone important, so you will not give up on her. “Thanks Mr. Scrya, I think I know what to do.” The words of your hero are amazing, as expected of him. He is the coolest! “I am glad that it helped you.” Still you feel that you must repay Mr. Scrya so you ask him. “Mr. Scrya, it is about noon, right? So are Ms. Isis and you going to explore the dig-site to search for the missing explorers.” This was important, if the mission is dangerous maybe you could help Mr. Scrya. “That had been originally the plan, but as we found you, I think that might not be a good idea anymore. I would prefer to take the time and hail for a ship to pick you up, I am sure that your family is worried about you.” >[1/2]
>>30108708>[2/2]You suddenly think about Su-chan and your sisters, you think about Ein and Vivio and finally about that girl who you saved. They must be worried, right? But still…“Mr. Scrya, I think we should help those men first, if we hurry up we might be able to still save them.” Your sister, Su-chan, was in the disaster relief corps, so you knew a bit about disaster relief. In them time was vital, and you would hate to be the cause of the death of someone. “Tohma, I can’t let you come with the Proffessor and me, these things might be dangerous, and you do not appear to even have a combat device, how will you protect yourself if something happens. It is best if you stay away for now.” Isis is the one who interrupts your plea, but you can’t allow them to go alone, you feel something might happen to them. So you: >Tell them that you are an experienced miner, with your magic you can help them in the caves.>Tell them you have some combat skills, you won’t allow yourself to become a burden. >Tell them to ask for a ship for you, and help you get home. >Tell them to go while
>>30108740>Tell them that you are an experienced miner, with your magic you can help them in the caves.>Tell them you have some combat skills, you won’t allow yourself to become a burden. Talk our selves up. We won't lose the chance to go adventuring with Yuuno and Isis.
>>30108740Tell them about both combat and mining skills~
>>30108877>>30108878Good, that is the spirit! >Writting!
>>30108900No, you can’t allow yourself let them go, not when you feel that something horrible will happen to these two. “I am good with earth magic, Mr. Scrya. My family were miners, so I grew up handling tunnels, if you are going to enter some sort of cave, I can map and navigate them like the palm of my hand, and if I am careful, I can rework the tunnels to open paths to explore. Please believe in me, Mr. Scrya.” Then you turn to Isis, “I have some combat skills, I am used to handling fights on my own. Even without a device I can just use my magic and last enough for you to help me and Mr. Scrya. Isis, I want to help those men, and I want to help you and Mr. Scrya!” Isis does not respond to your claims, she just meets your eyes weighting the truth you have presented. Maybe she found something in them she believed, because she just nods at Mr. Scrya who turns to you. “Tohma, I can let you go on one condition, tell me why do you want to help those men so much?” Mr. Scrya adjusts his glasses as he meets your gaze this time himself, his eyes will judge you and your answer. How do you respond…>Su-chan saved me and thus I want to save.>I hate that those men will remain unavenged. >I do not want you two to be in danger. >I want to help those men, simply that. >It is what my sister and Vivio would have wanted me to do. >I must repay you two. >Other.
>>30109073I have the power to help, so by not doing so, I cannot truly call myself a good person, can I?
>>30109318Will take a break to buy some coffee and take my little brother to a party, will be right back.
>>30109073>I want to help those men, simply that.>A certain devil would hate me if I didn't
>>30109824You know how you must answer, it was the most important thing Su-chan taught you. “I have the power to help, so I want to help them!” There is no need to think about complicated reasons or how others might view your actions, in the end the answer was simple. “I can’t truly call myself a good person if I do not help them, can’t I?” There is no other answer, and Mr. Scrya already told you that honestly is the best policy. So you will follow his advice this time. Plus a certain devil would hate me if I did not help. “I see”, Mr Scrya smiles as he accepts your answer, it seems like you passed your hero's test.It fills you with happiness. Soon, you leave the camp with Isis and Mr. Scrya, and then arrive at the target area, an old temple that appears to have collapsed partially and is not just a big cave. The camp of the missing men is around you, but all you can see are empty tents and nothing else. It is scary, how it seems that these men have just vanished. Still Isis turn to you, “Tohma, you said you were used to these places, what do you think we should do?”Good question, we should...>Scan the tunnels to make a map>Check the camp for clues>Check the remains of the buildings for clues of the civilization>Check the soil around for clues>Enter the tunnel>Other.
>>30110103>>Check the camp for clues>Check the soil around for clues
>>30110156Will wait 10 minutes before going for this one.
>>30110156Writing then... good choices.
>>30110424You would prefer to just jump into the tunnel and explore but that might not be too wise. So you turn towards Mr. Scrya and ask him to check the camp for clues. He knows good searching magic, so he can do search and hack whatever devices remain in the camp. “No problem, I was about to suggest something similar myself” Your hero enter one of the tents as he beings his inspections of the site. Then you turn to Isis, “Can you help us by making sure nothing comes into the camp or out of the tunnel, I need some space for what I am about to do. “ “Gee, I do not mind having pushy guys, so order away!” Isis just jokes as she leaves for the tunnel entrance, giving you space. You kneel on the ground, as you prepare your magic for what you need to do. Your mana penetrates the ground, and drinks its knowledge. It searches the part, it seeks the future, and in the end you know. You recreate the scene based on the changes in the soil on the last 24 hours, this was not exact but you trusted what you read. >[1/2]
>>30110948>[2/2]The steps of all who were in the cave went into the tunnel. Not all at the same time, but eventually everyone in the camp entered that temple. None of them came out. By the time you finish your scan, Mr. Scrya finished his search, “Tohma, Isis, I have bad news. So far I have only found a map of the parts of the tunnel these men traversed. Anything else was erased by something.” You stare at the map, if this is right, you could make a tunnel to the center chamber with relative ease. So you decide to:>Investigate tunnel>Check Temple for Clues/Archeology Tips>Ask Isis for some ideas?>Enter the tunnel>Enter the tunnel and bypass to center chamber.
>>30110970Can we still scan the tunnels? I'm thinking using a pulse of earth magic as a sort of echo-location.
>>30111042Yes you can, that is the investigate the tunnel option.
>>30110970>>Investigate tunnel>Ask Isis for some ideas?I just like to hear Isis talk.
>>30111058Ah. Do that, then.
>>30111172Will wait for another vote.
>>30110970>>Investigate tunnelCheck it out a bit before we commit ourselves too far into it.
>>30111252You now want to scan the tunnel and compare it to the map the team made. The process is quick, as you layer your mana and send a pulse into the ground. When it returns you use it to draw a quick sketch in your mind of the temple. The general layout does not differ that much from what the lost men mapped, but it seems like they missed a few rooms and who knows what might be in there. But with this new data you were sure you could bypass the temple and get to the main chamber with no problems. Now you maybe should ask Isis for some ideas. “Isis, do you have some ideas on what to do, I am kinda lost right now.” You are not ashamed about asking help, after all that is what friends are for. “He, you would ask me for advice? Maybe I should charge you for it, what do you think?” “Why, we are friends, aren’t we?” “You… I guess then I can help you, I think that it might not be a bad idea to try to check the forest surrounding the area, the device was found around there. So if the men did not leave the tunnels, why was the device found there?” That is a good question. >Check for the place the device was located>Ask Mr. Scrya to check the temple walls>Enter the Tunnel>Enter the tunnel and bypass to main chamber>Talk with Isis (Write In?)>Other?
>>30111639That's....a good question. Maybe do that 'check the soil for clues' thing on just the cave entrance? If anything walked out that wasn't human, they'd surely have had to go through the entrance at least. Right?
>>30111689You already did it, the only footprints on the soil are human, or else I would have added them.Who says that whatever came can't fly.
>>30111769Fuck. c:Alright then...let's do a search of the surrounding forest.
>>30111801Will wait some more moments for more votes.
>>30111639>>Check for the place the device was locatedCheck everywhere else humanly possible before you go into the dungeon.
>>30111639>>Check for the place the device was locatedIt probably won't turn anything up, but keep your eyes peeled for small, conspicuous objects that just might fit a small hole in a door, wedge, platform, or the like.
>>30111909>>30111801Such old school ideas, but very well. Lets check it. >Writting. Kinda surpriced you did not check the temple, I mean they generally mean something, right?
>>30111956I was just sort of going with the flow. My bad.
>>30111956I-It's not going to blow up is it? I mean we can come back r-right?
>>30112076I will add it to this update anyhow, maybe.
>>30111956Mr. Scrya is staring at the temple surrounding the tunnel entrance, it appears that he is doing some sort of translation. Maybe he will find something. “Isis, let’s go to the place where you guys found that device, maybe we can find something there.” “Just be careful, Mr. Boyfriend, do not think of taking me to a place along to have your way with me.” Isis laughs as she takes you to the place the original team had found the device. You scan it with an earth pulse, and the results shock you. Underneath the area, there is a small tunnel that reaches underground. If your mental map is correct. Then that would be the area where the main chamber in the tunnel is. You do not know what to think, but you feel that maybe something from the tunnel drew those men inside, and placed the device here to draw more men. Suddenly you feel scared. >[1/2]
>>30112212You turn back toward the camp alongside Isis, having told her your findings. Mr Scrya just turns form the temple, having finished his scan. “Tohma, I have just finished my quick translations, but…”“Mr. Scrya, what did it say?” You trusted the work of this man, he was a peerless archeologist in the TSAB space, but why was he so worried?“It goes like this, [In our time those who kill mages rose. Ending the era of magic. But then we ask ourselves, who will be those who kill the ones who kills the mages? The answer: We!].I feel that this is a writing from the Ancient Belka era, but there is a symbol that I can’t recognize, near the word [those who kill the mage killers], can you check it Tohma, it looks like a cross.” Mr. Scrya turns to the side, giving you space to admire the temple wall in full detail.You do not need to check that symbol to understand the meaning, those who kill mages… it means someone with Eclipse, that symbol refers to someone who has a grimoire of the Silver Cross like you.You decide to>Turn Back.>Enter the tunnel>Bypass to center chamber>Ask Isis something>Tell Mr. Scrya what you know?
Rolled 15, 26, 2 = 43>>30112396"Oh...those who kill the mage-killers...uhm...WELP, GOTTA RUN!" gtfo time
>>30112396Better put our foot down. Break through to the central chamber; if anti-mage-killer tech gets out, it's gonna be a lot harder to do our thing.
>>30112396>Tell Mr. Scrya what you knowDon't reveal ourselves as an Eclipse but tell Yuuno just what we think the translation means.
>>30112428So run, Fight and talk, please choose one or I will roll for it.
Rolled 41, 11, 62 = 114>>30112488I will change my vote to talk.
>>30112610>>30112488>Talk to Mr. Scrya, I hope you guys know what to do.
>>30112709You want to run, you want to hightail it and just leave whatever is in that tunnel for the TSAB to leave, but you think about the men that are trapped inside and decide to save them. Just as Su-chan taught you. So you will ask Mr. Scrya what to do, “Mr. Scrya, I think I know what this symbol means.” The archeologist gives you a signal to continue, “I have heard around that there are mages that can use skills to negate magic, I think they have a simple similar to this one.” You point at the silver cross on the wall, the same cross as the one in your bracelet. “I see, Tohma thanks for the information. If this place has a Lost Logia that would help the TSAB to deal with Anti-magic better, then informing them might not be a bad idea.” You could understand why Mr. Scrya would prefer to opt for that, but for you the TSAB becoming better at killing you was not something you really wanted. “Tohma what do you think, should we leave and request a TSAB unit to search these ruins for us even though it might mean that you can’t save the missing men, or would you prefer to take the risk and try to save them? Isis you too give me your opinion.” Mr. Scrya is really considering leaving, and it might not be a bad idea, but those men and the tech there. Should you leave? >Stay and enter the tunnels>Bypass to the main chamber> Leave with Mr. Scrya>Other. Will take a half an hour break, take the time to plan.
>>30112902We absolutely cannot let them rescue that tech. That's priority number one here. To that extent, let's herd them in as quickly as possible so they don't have any more time to think about sending a message.
Rolled 42, 64, 94 = 200>>30112991This.Alright...this is tech designed to kill us. Let's see if it works~
>>30112902>>Bypass to the main chamberIf we "accidentally" bury all the ancient tech under a landslide on our way out, oh well.
>>30112991>>30113125So you want to explore the temple? Right?
>>30113327Yep, we still have to save the exploration team and whatnot.
>>30113327Yes, immediately. Letting them salvage that tech is too much of a risk.
>>30113342Right, ... such a grey path. I like you guys.
>>30113342>>30113349Very well, do you guys enter normally, or will you bypass the dungeon with your Earth Magic?
>>30113378No need to be delicate here. Tear down the wall.
>>30113378Let's take the initiative.Dynamic entry via EARTH MAGIC!
>>30113447“Mr. Scrya, I think that we should hurry and enter, if there are weapons in there, I think there might be lives in danger, we have to act quick!” By lives you also mean your own life.Isis understands the situation as she adds her own assessment, “I agree with Mr. Nice here. I do not like working for free like this but we can’t allow those men to be lost in that cave without trying to find them, and I do not want to leave two cuties like you two alone in that cave.” With those answers Mr. Scrya already knew what to do, “Tohma, I need you to break down the tunnel in a way that we can reach the center chamber as soon as we can, we do not have time to waste here!” You agreed with that. You do not even bother to enter the tunnel, you step onto the clearing in the forest where they found the device and open a tunnel deep down, and at the end of it was the center chamber. >[1/2]
Rolled 100>>30113693You jump down, clawing your hand into the soil to slow down, while Mr. Scrya and Isis float down to the central chamber. Steed lights the place, to you it looks not that bigger than the chamber Lily was held, but what draws your attention are the walls. Each is carved in red letters, blood?, and on the last one are two statues. Made of white and black iron, they form a circle that hugs one another. One is male, pure and destructive. The other female, fickle and generous. They were the sole things in this chamber, there were no humans in sight. Behind you was a door, one that lead towards the tunnel you bypassed and other chambers that held who knew what. You decide to: >Inspect the steel statues>Check the red carvings>Check the tunnel and the other chambers>Other.
>>30113711Check the carvings, first, I suppose.
Rolled 21>>30113765... do a Gunfight Check... pleaseDC is 15, at this point this can also be called fate too.
Rolled 31>>30113786That was fast. I knew I shouldn't have ignored the statues.
Rolled 86>>30113804Blame the 100 crit, it speed up things.
Rolled 20>>30113786Welp guess I don't have to post my choice then.Nice nat 100 btw
Rolled 13, 38, 75 = 126>>30113786
>>30113829Whoops, only meant to do one. Just ignore the second two.
>>30113829>>30113850You know what, I will accept that on one condition... >The other rolls for your party members will not receive bonuses from you! >>30113826>>30113786^these ones. What do you say, do you accept?
>>30113921I'll take it.
>>30113921God help us all...do it
>>30113944Will wait for another vote.
>>30113921What?. I don't think I properly understand what the ramifications of removing bonuses to allies is.Hell I didn't knew they got bonuses from us.
>>30113976As your part member they get access to part of your stats as DC bonuses and part of your Skill bonuses plus their own skills, It changes their DCs heavily. Also you could have defended them... but.
>>30113997Ugh, I'll probably only truly understand how horrible of a decision this is once I see it in action.Fine, let's do it.
>>30113962>>30113944>>30114049<Good> Gunfight DC, Success!!! Party DCs Isis Rolled 21 her nat!DC is 25>SuccessYuuno Rolled 86 nat!DC is 30>Shield of God skill activates>DC is changed to 65 + MC Bonuses (0) >Failure- A hero will end!
Rolled 65, 14, 1 = 80>>30114109OH GOD WHAT?!
>>30114203>Does something that is said to have dire consequences>Surprised at dire consequenceMeh,
>>30114109You turn towards the red symbols in the wall, their red light draws you. Maybe they are some code that could help you understand how these things work? You start to think about them before the black statue shifts. You turn in an instant, drawing your own gunblade, and that saves your life! Faster than sound, sharp stakes are launched at your vital points. Head, neck, and lungs, that brutal assault would have pierced you had you not swung your blade to stop it! But that was not enough! Even though you had blocked those stakes they kept flying, now at your friends! Isis was fast, her reflexes allowing to blow the flying projectile away with one of her explosions. But Mr Scrya, his is good. He places a shield just at the right moment, to catch the two weapons! This is the skill to be expected from your hero.>[1/2]
>>30114338But sadly…It was not enough. The stakes continue drilling on the green barrier made by Yuuno Scrya, and even though he struggles, the shields give up. No, those shields are broken! There is no need to say what follows next.The first stake blows Mr. Scrya’s right lung and chest open. The second stake gorges the stomach, stopping from piercing completely the mage by some miracle. Your hero falls to the stone floor of the temple, while red flows out of his wounds. Isis moved to give the mage aid, but you can only stare at one thing. The black metal statue on the wall. It is moving, slowly but surely it falls on the floor and then stands. It takes color and then texture, and suddenly, from where there was only metal, a girl stands. Clad in black iron and accepting her purpose, that girls- a black machine smiles at you. >Roll San check! DC is 30! Keep the Rage controlled!
Rolled 83>>30114379Oh my, that 99
>>30114445>>30114430>>30114407>Grand FailureVL: 15-> 100%! Dice +2>FORCED React! Black Knight FORM! Roll for a INFIGHT Roll... 5X D100DC is 20>Keep Away skill turns a CQC roll into a gunfight roll! >40 +0 (Infight cancel) - 10 (Gunfight II)- 10 (MKK)
Rolled 37>>30114516Well that's a good start.
>>30114545Success >Your hate exists! But first a wise up!
>>30114593It is good to hear of you again, my Little Raven. It has been a long time since my last message for you, just about six weeks in fact. But that is not really important, what is important is how your body reacts to the Eclipse Virus that runs in your blood. In short, today we talk about Viral Levels (VL). The black book allows you to visualize how much the EC virus is affecting your body at a time, this is in short what the VL is. The main idea here is to know that the more you use EC skills the more your VL will increase, and with it the bonuses that the EC virus gives your body. At the same time, the more you use your normal magic the more the VL will decrease. Generally, you will not be able to use magic at a VL of about 50%, because at that stage your Linker Core will be consumed to produce more EC particles for your use. From this point onwards, if you have a Reactor you can React with almost no problem. By 100%, React is performed automatically, and the effects of EC start to pile up, increased regen, increased combat reactions, a nice HUD, the works. But I have to warn you, if you surpass the 100% barrier, the EC will take a toll on your body and you will have to face the aftereffects of the Eclipse. Tohma… be careful on abusing the virus without that plug at your side, you might not like what you might end up as if you do.
>>30114593You rage! Your heart burn in righteous anger, as you rush towards that black bitch that dared to attack Mr. Scrya! Black clads your form, as your gunblade turns into a long sword and your left hand suddenly holds a shield. Your forms lacks the thing called finesse, but even though the black machine tried to dodge, your blow met her left arm cleanly. Your blade slices the thin arm like butter, and soon the offending limb is sent flying across the room. >BM HP: 40->38/40The next swing aims at her head, but she suddenly summons a white rifle to her remaining hand, and blocks your blade. You have her at melee, what do you do? >VL: 100-> 105% >Another Melee>Get Isis to get Mr. Scrya out>Get ready to shoot! >Claw attack!
>>30114723>>Another MeleeKeep swingin, we got the advantage.
>>30114723>Get Isis to get Mr. Scrya out
Rolled 14, 97, 14 = 125>>30114723Have Isis get Mr. Scrya outThen...let the slaughter begin. Even if we're out of commission for a little bit after this, it's better than letting this thing walk free.
>>30114844>>30114755Good, having priorities is great! Roll me a Gunfight roll! 5x D100 DC is 25
Rolled 86, 6 = 92>>30114881
>>30114961>>30114947>>30114928need two more rolls.
>>30115001We're counting >>30114928 ?
>>30115037>>30115024>>30114961>>30114947>>30114928>Failure... Blood is Blood! Blood calls Blood! >Writting
>>30115057Oh... that is two rolls... did not notice... then >>30115038Success! >Writing!
>>30115082You want to kill this woman, but you need to cover Isis first before anything! “Isis go and take Mr. Scrya somewhere safe! I will hold this thing here!” “Right, just do not die, idiot! I won’t have anyone die on my watch, specially my friends!” Isis raises Mr. Scrya in her arms, whose body is held by green magic, Is your hero healing himself, as she starts to fly! You position your own body between the machine and Isis, you can’t have her attack your partner in defending the injured professor! But as Isis reaches the hole from where your party descended, a silver objects speeds towards them form the side. You move your sword and block it, taking the moment to check it. It was a metal hand, a gauntlet even, but that block was not the end of the projectile. It bounced off your sword, scratching your cheek as it once again flies off to attack itself again with the Black Machine. “Oh, esta sangre!” She tastes the scraps of blood in her newly reattached hand, “there is no mistaking it, this blood sing of what you are boy. You are a Zero Driver!” >[1/?]
>>30115258The black machine laughs this soon and she found her mortal enemy. Just with her first try, she found the one she was seeking! This is beyond irony or coincidence, this was what humans called fate! “Onichan! This boy, he is our enemy!” To you those word were sweat yet filled with poison. The girl raised her rifle, as she took aim. Her white spear gun spew magic missiles towards you at a tremendous speed, but you swung your free arm to call a silver shield for you. Yet the bullets continued, each bullet took too long for you to delink properly, and in an instant, your barrier broke! A shot impacted your chest, breaking part of your protective clothing. You are a mage killer, someone to whom magic is nothing, yet you were wounded by magic! The Black Machine turns towards the white statue after confirming your hit, satisfied with the mere fact that she wounded you! “This is it, we are needed once again, brother! We have a problema to solve!”“Despierta mi Onii-chan!” With a flourish she touched the cheek of the white machine with your blood, and suddenly it began to revive. >[2/?]
>>30115393Just like before, white steel turned to flesh, and soon a statue became a humanoid meant to hunt all mage killers! Clad in white armor, and a blue wear, the young man falls to the ground as he prepares to fight. “OH Brother, you are so lazy, our enemy is before us! Come, lets kill him!” The white machine was crouched on the ground breathing hard for the first time in centuries. “May I offer a suggestion: Wait for the set up to complete!” The black machine smiled at this suggestion, as it suddenly jumped before her brother, raising a arm towards you. “Zero-boy, lets do as my brother suggested, and let’s take this moment to present ourselves. We are the mechanical soldiers of the HOLMCROSS, made for AEC tactics!” You did not understand anything, but the black machine continued. “If you are a mage killer, Zero-boy, then me and my brother are Mage Killer Killers!” "You understand what that means right?" You can't say anything, no you are too shocked to say anything, a machine to kill EC Drivers, how did such thing exist?The white machine now stands, “Need to make a proclamation: Zero Driver, we exist to hunt you and your kind!” Now the black machines finishes, setting the sentence for you and these twin machines, “So, lets kill and be killed with gusto! We were born for that!” Nanoha FORCE Quest Part 4 Ancient Rites (I)- ENDNext time: Ancient Rites (II)
>>30115572And this is the end for now, will continue soon. What were your thoughts about this, did you enjoy the session?
>>30115606God damn, English is not your first language, huh?
>>30115606Well besides that nat 100 more or less eviscerating Yunno, it was awesome.I honestly can't believe you ran this long though. You must have some crazy mental stamina.
>>30115616No, this quest is practice to get the language flowing better as I write, it helps me.