I'm Nicolette Anserine Migualt, a captain of Granache's Royal Guard and the daughter of Sir Gregory. I'm SUPPOSED to be on vacation, visiting the Kingdom of Marconetti for my cousin's birthday, but for some reason me and my friends are currently surrounded by masked men who seem to be intent on killing us.I see Reinhold, Luciana and the others off near the center of the room, and they've taken out a few of these guys already... but I still have no goddamned idea what's going on right now.
"Shit..." Rana mumbles as she glances over at the wall. "There's some kind of barrier on this thing, I can't punch through.""So much for that way out," I mutter, shaking my head. "I guess we're gonna have to fight our way out of here instead."Yeah, we're surrounded, on all sides save the one wall... this doesn't look good at all."Rana?" I say, glancing back. "Keep Melanie safe for me, okay?""That was my intent from the start," Rana replies. "So I'll look after the two glasses girls while you and Reya fight these guys?""No," Sylvie shakes her head. "I'm fighting too.""Huh!? But you're not-""Don't worry about me," she says, cracking her knuckles. "Just look after Melanie."It's me, Sylvie and Reya in a half-circle formation with the wall to our side and Rana and Melanie in the center... and these masked fuckers are just kind of standing there, creeping in really slowly like they're waiting for one of us to make a mistake. Looks like there's eight of them in total around us, but I dunno how many more are in the room. I can see them surrounding another group of people on the other end of the room, but it's not like we're really in a position to be helping them right now.Yeah, we've got to focus on the enemies in front of us first..."Fragment Lancer.">go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too close>stay on the defensive, waiting for them to make the first move>[OTHER]
>>30247734>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too closeBreak up their formation. Don't let them close in however they want. We have reach, we can engage and draw back if needed.
>>30247734>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too closeGET IN
>>30247734>>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too close
>>30247734>go on the offensive.Pretty sure that's what Nopicole would do in this situation if we weren't piloting her, so voting for that.
>>30247734>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too close>Valentines Day>No romance, only murder nowI love it. You know just what a guy wants Arch.
>>30247734>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too closeCan't give them time to set something up.
>>30247734throw lances at them
>>30247734>>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too closeOr WE have to, at least. Reach weapons get way less effective once they've closed to a typical melee range, so it's better to do what we can with our skillset before. The fact that they're advancing slowly and waiting for an opening means we shouldn't really rush in, though. We have a safe way to make them make the first move by forcing them to try and answer the problem posed by our polearm or die. From there it should be safer to act based on how they choose to respond to that.
>>30247824wouldn't that make them javelins, not lances?
>>30247734>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too closeSo thats her full name. Cool.
>>30247734We can summon up spears with Fragment Lancer, right?So why don't we just throw them into the assassins, force them to either act or get a spear in the gut.
>>30247791Not if you stab them in the face before they finish casting.
>>30247791it's a good thing we are not playing as Lamehold today then.
>>30247734>go on the offensive, taking the masked men out before they can get too close
>>30247890>nearly every way imaginablecan you think of ANYTHING else about swording that is more useful than magic?
>>30247931The ability to dick better. The mechanics are basically the same all things considered.
>>30247734Go Xin Zhao on em
>>30247931samurai jack didn't know magic, and he was pretty cool.too drunk sorry.
>>30248004Samurai Jack had a magic sword that could actually do shit.
>>30248004His sword was magic man
>>30248004when i see Reinhold defeat something like this single handily I might take you slightly more seriously.
>>30248004 samurai jack is a skilled and trained as a ninja as well. he could hide in plain sight with the best of them
>Princess Guard Quest>not Knight Of the Frozen Rose Quest (formerly Border Guard Captain Quest)lets be honest this is not Princess Guard Quest, it's Princess Chaperone Quest, the real protagonist in all of this is obviously Monique.
time to spear some Hassans
>>30248215You can't keep using the same thing every time, Anonymous.
>>30248220I really need to get around to watching that show.
>>30248215What a boring bait. It's so unbelievably banal that I was surprised and felt the need to comment on my legitimate feelings of giving 0 fucks. For that, I'll upgrade it to a 1/10
>>30248247He can if it's true.
Rolled 3>>30248220>>30248295What show is that?
>>30248247Bullshit. Everybody knows the more you use your bait the more effective it gets.
WHAT WOULD REINHOLD AND LUCIANA DO ON VALENTINE'S DAY, OR THIS SETTING'S EQUIVALENT
>>30248376kiss and eat pancakespossibly at the same timethat is all
>>30248376Go on a little city stroll/date, maybe have dinner, nothing very forward.Reinhold would get her a gift, like cake or some flowers or both for maximum niceness.Luciana would gift him... uh, something related to swording or art, also a kiss (the most they'd do the whole day obviously)
>>30248376lose a duel and fail at everything
>>30248376>>30248401>>30248410HEADS UP REINHOLD!As you leave the castle, you see Giancarlo being chased by a horde of angry women!Do you:>Help him out, uphold the bro code>Watch and see what happens>"Accidentally" bump into him, allowing them to catch him
>>30248463d) go find Luci and have hot kisses that taste vaguely of strawberries and intimacy for a few hours.
>>30248463>Help him out, uphold the bro code
>>30248463Cast Clay Grenade.God will sort them out.In fact, I propose Reinhold introduce himself in every battle by knocking down a random combatant that way.
>>30248463>Help him out, uphold the bro coderolls 1he then actually Accidentally bumps into him, allowing them to catch him
>>30248511>The random combatant is almost always an ally
>>30248463> watch and see what happensMake some popcorn too.Is there popcorn in this?
>>30248463pull a TADA BANRI
>>30248525there is always pop corn
Hey Arch, I've been wanting to offer some (hopefully) constructive criticism and I want to know if it would be okay to post it here. Would you be fine with that? I realize it could start something in the thread so I don't want to risk derailment.
Can't let them get in close... both because I'm no good in a closerange fight and because Melanie's behind me. Even with Rana there, I'm not about to risk her getting hurt."Just like we practiced, Sylvie," I say, turning to my best friend."Got it," she nods.As Sylvie dashes towards her targets, I get a good look at the bastards in front of me. Two masked bastards acting like they're ready to go, with a third behind them to back them up.Okay. I got this.Spinning the end of my lance towards the wall, I rush in and do a wide horizontal sweep to try and break up their formation. As expected, both of them jump away before they're hit. And before I'm even finished swinging my lance, the guy closest to the wall tries to charge me, pulling out a large knife.>roll 1d20
>>30248535Sorry anon, but TADA BANRI is too much of an alpha badass, no mere human could pull it off.
>>30248613I'd say post it in the /qtg/, just to be safe.
>>30248613If you post any sort of criticism here, it will devolve into a shitstormNot kiddingPartially because we want to argue about anything and partially because anything there is to be said has been said before and everyone is already aware of it. It's tearing open wounds at this point. We can't stop you if you want to post it anyway, so go right ahead.
>>30248613I'm in the IRC, just PM it to me there if you can.
Rolled 14>>30248624Kill them all, let your glasses be stained in the blood of the unworthy!
Rolled 12>>30248613wait till end of the thread then.>>30248624oh boy!
Rolled 14>>30248639good, goodthe lance is strong with this one
>>30248613post it or link to a pastebin if it's longer than 2 posts.
>>30248633>>30248638Yeah that's what I figured!>>30248649I'll go /qtg/ as I avoid IRC like the plague.
>>30248639>>30248642>>30248651Being Lancer is awesome.Everything is awesome when you're /u/.
Rolled 18>>30248624oh man i wanted to see punch and lance combo.
>>30248685I avoid /qtg/ like the plague.
>>30248639>>30248642>>30248651Good, we didn't get Nico killed.
>>30248685Posting it in QTG will start an even worse shitstorm than if you posted it here
>>30248649>does not want anyone else to see criticism of him.top kek
>>30248685>I'll go /qtg/That isn't better. That's worse. All you're doing is kicking a beehive filled with radioactive cyborg murder bees.
>>30248695I dont blame you.>>30248704Damn to IRC I go.
>>30248685>/qtg/ that's no better unless you want to start something, you should just send a message on twitter or email.>>30248692personally i want to see the dragon siblings' teamwork.
Rolled 16>>30248690>/u/no thanks
>>30248710some critics don't work for free anon.
Rolled 8>>30248710It's so it doesn't clutter the chat with a discussion that can be had elsewhere
>>30248639being lancer isn't suffering
WHO WOULD YOU CAST FOR A PRINCESS GUARD QUEST PORN ADAPTATION
Rolled 11>>30248834>pornIt'd be a hentai animation, Brother Anon.
>>30248834No but I am open for naming itWhat would you name the princess guard hentai, /tg/?
>>30248844No. It would be an average-looking guy dressed as Reinhold fucking slightly more attractive women dressed as the waifus
>>30248834>cast>porn adaptation>putting 3D in your animu VN simulator quest
>>30248856Princess Bone Quest
>>30248863so, it'll be a JAV then?
>>30248856OVA by Xebecoh wait all of the girls are flat
>>30248884Yes, except without being limited to Japanese actors
>>30248856Princess Dick QuestYou're protecting something, but it's larger than you expected!
>>30248844>>30248884Rie KugamyaKana HanazawaHiroshi Kamiyamotherfuckers be in everything.
>>30248856Princess Banger Quest:All Scenes + extrasReinhold x Luci Reinhold x MariReinhold x SylvieReinhold x Nico & MeidoReinhold x Rana (human and dragon)Reinhold x TinaReinhold x MoniqueReinhold x CitrineReinhold x ElenaReinhold x Dark ReinholdReinhold x ArnaudReinhold x Luciana's MomReinhold x Karel & MomReinhold x SetsurankaReinhold x AquamanReinhold x All the Maids in the CastleFinal Scene:Reinhold x Spinelle
>>30248834>>30248844WAKAMOTO: ALL ADULT MALE ROLES THAT AREN'T REINHOLDSUGITA: REINHOLDPRIMARY FEMALE: KANAHANA
>>30248921>Reinhold x Rana (human and dragon)>and dragon
>>30248921>Final Scene:"You raped me as a child but it lead to me becoming a better person. Now I will fuck the evil out of you and make you a better person.
>>30248915>Rie KugamyaMarianne, for the Tsun power
>>30248948You have to fuck the Roa in her ass
valentines day PGQ audience is pretty weird.
>>30248921when did we become Juicy Yuuji
>>30248921>and dragonI'm behind this idea now.
>>30248979It's the same audience as always.
>we are now jumping between different narratives>Archelon taking extra time posting This Arc will never end will it.
>>30248979we are more wasted than usual.
>>30248998Wow it's been over an hour.
>>30248954Rie is too high pitched for Marianneshe fits the fiery tsun pretty well but Marianne is the icy more aloof tsun
I quickly pull my lance towards the oncoming assassin, backing away before he can get in too close. And just he dives in with that knife of his, I grip tightly onto my lance...SHUNKThe man doesn't even scream as I skewer him through the chest with my lance. Instead, his blood gushes everywhere and I find myself trying to remove this fresh corpse from my weapon......shit, now the other two are coming at me at the same time. Abandoning any more pointless attempts at retrieving my lance, I prop up the corpse as best I can and kick it towards the two assassins.>[1/?]
>>30248998just like them shounen anime's
>>30248979Is it wrong we want to fuck dragons, I mean come on
>>30249018I have the sudden urge to play Blaz Blue
Rolled 19>>30249031Oh boi
>>30249008Sorry, real-life distractions.
Rolled 7>>30249040I am rolling really fucking well tonight.
>>30249040more cementing the fact that Reinhold IS NOT the protagonist, everyone else is.
Rolled 13>>30249040>>30249045>today we're getting great rollsReinhold needs some of this dice juice too damnit
>>30249035>>30249040>>30249045Ho ho ho!
>>30249040>>30249045So that's where all our luck went. Nico is clearly experiencing some kind of reverse Lancer Luck phenomena and is absorbing excess luck from those around her.
>>30249035Boo wrenloft>>30249040>>30249045Yay anonymous jerks I call 'my fellow players'.Can we play as Nico from here on out? I like her better.
I've finally done it. I finally made it into a real actual PGQ thread....I didn't know they were so slow.
>>30249040>>30249045Dice confirm Nico as true protagonist
>>30249032rachel best gril
>>30249061I bet the moment we get back to Reinhold we'll start rolling like a crackbitch once more.
>>30249073She has Reinhold to soak up the bad luckPlus she gets bonus luck points for being a lesbian.
>>30249075A lot of people either stopped posting or dropped the quest post-duel, and Arch late today.
Rolled 13>>30249081You have good taste
>>30249040>>30249045>>30249060>>30249073>>30249074>>30249080C'mon guys, it's obviously just that Nico had to do her best with Melon watching.
>>30249075after duel, routelock, and the ride that never ends that is God forsaken country this quest has been hemorrhaging players recently
Rolled 3>>30249080>>30249074>>30249070>>30249061Ha, I actually rolled well for once!Nico truly is best lancer.
Rolled 13>>30249098If you adjust that image to actually fit /tg/it'd be something like>you will never even have any girl
>>30249075I pretty much watch LoGH while I waittypically its an episode a post
>>30249073it's because she kissed her lover longer wasn't it?
>>30249134HAPPY BELATED VALEN TIMES, EVERYBODY.
>>30249134I'm pretty sure I've seen this exact post before.In fact, I'm pretty sure the last time I saw this post I responded to it with "I'm pretty sure I've seen this exact post before".
Rolled 15>>30249129Which is goodSmaller playerbase = less shit
>>30249081Pretty good taste. I prefer Kokopuffs just because I giggle like a schoolgirl every time GOLDEN MECHA TAGER comes out, but gameplay aside Rachel is probably best girl.
>>30249144Do you like ice cream?
>>30249145I almost enjoy your near delusion
Luckily, the corpse hits both of them before they're able to get out of the way, pinning both of them under the dead weight....damn straight it's dead weight..."Fragment Lancer!" I shout, forming a second lance in my hands as I prepare to bat away the corpse when they inevitably throw it back at me. But they don't, and only one of them even manages to push off the corpse. And then that's when I see it.The end of my lance through the corpse actually pierced THROUGH ANOTHER GUY when I kicked it at them. Holy shit that was lucky.>[1/?]
>>30249147she's also the sexiest
>>30249045>>30249040>a person Reinhold can actually beat in duels is doing MUCH better than him in actual combat.
Rolled 6>>30249220The Dice Gods are dicks
>>30249202>[2/2]Alright, one guy to go and then I can try and help the others with their opponents. Since I'm not about to give this last asshole a chance to recover, I run towards him as fast as I can...>roll 1d20
>>30249220Reinhold needs to drop this guard shtick and become a pro duelist like Granny.
>>30249220It's like with MoniqueDuels aren't anything. They mean nothing. They're just for fun wankery that gets rid of any actual factors that win an actual fight. Nico can easily kick our ass, she's apparently even better with a sword, too.
Rolled 15>>30249202>kills through luckwhat the fuckthis isn't a lancer
Rolled 20>>30249251welp, here we go.
>>30249061Consider it karma for the choices that've made for him.
>>30249290You are late, friend
>>30249256>>30249259>>30249262Is this an average success because I don't really know anymore
Rolled 6>>30249281Not really, she doesn't use a ton of magic, so in the duel they were pretty much in the same condition as the battlefield.PlusA can beat B but be weak against Cwhile B is strong against C
>>30249294Come on, the ice puns weren't that bad.
>>30249305The ice puns were favorable things. It's the other choices that have been made.
>>30249290EVERY BLOODY TIME
>>30249326Sword Throw Attack is a legitimate Eschenwald style technique.
>>30249281Monique has proven to be quite adept at magic and combat, and apparently thanks to his command of the border guard banditry incidents have been much lower.other than being a somewhat snide fuck he has no flaws.
>>30249304She does know plenty of magic, though. Same thing as sword. She's just too stubborn and want to make it through lance alone, apparently.>>30249326How long will people hold the "not ready for a relationship" crap?
"Haaaa!" I shout as I swing my lance down at the assassin's head.And he fucking BLOCKS IT WITH HIS KNIFE."You die here, little bitch," the assassin growls as he pushes me back... holy shit he's strong. Since trying to match him blow for blow is obviously a mistake, I leap back to try and get some distance from this guy.>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!>try and whittle him away bit by bit, slash him up!>[OTHER]
>>30249392LANCE THROW ATTACK
>>30249348at least thanks to Gregory we will never have to deal with Monique again.
>>30249392>>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!"You first."
>>30249392>try and whittle him away bit by bit, slash him up!>trying to match him blow for blow is obviously a mistake
>>30249402>Losing our Eternal Rival>Needing uncle Gregory to fight out battles for us>Reinhold>Protagonistnot even once
>>30249392>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!
>>30249392>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!LESBIAN BULGE
We should get Luciana to teach us Fragment Blader the next time we get a chance, assuming she doesn't get kidnapped.
>>30249348My problem with that >Monique is good at his jobstatement (which constantly gets brought up) was it was never actually demonstrated in the narrative. It was from a Q&A session done AFTER the damn duel, wasn't it? Our first real introduction to his side of the story was him passing the buck to his subordinates and flying into walls due to his terrible grasp of magic. This was right before leaving for the party, so it was AFTER he managed to find the magic sword, right?His family life is suffering. All of the people that know him well treat him like shit. We're supposed to sympathize with his NEET, waifu loving brother I guess, and he does nothing but punch Monique for being a dick. Constantly.Characterization for Monique flips about on a dime. At least we're playing Reinhold consistently. (As a self-flagellating homo that acquiesces to any and all demands made by waifus.)
Rolled 1>>3024945410/10 postspot on
>>30249392>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!Demihuman powers aside, our shaft is still longer and harder.
>>30249472It probably isn't, given that anything created by the Fragment spells is supposed to be sub-par.
>>30249392>>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!Trying to block a spear thrust with a knife is probably a lot harder than trying to deflect swiping attacks.He's proven strong enough for us to think that if we try and use sweeping attacks, he can just close distance and he would have be able to block what is basically a staff instead of having to deal with a spear point.
>>30249454Reinhold and Monique should just combine to gain the strengths of both and the weaknesses of neither.Which is what Tina and Setsuranka are for.
>>30249489Agreed.>>30249392>>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!
>>30249509Ice and Metalbadass
>>30249392>>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!> and arnaludArnauld can't help us now capcha.
>>30249402HA! You believe this? You believe the guy with a sealed king is just going to drop out of the quest?I don't even want him to at this point, he's a cornerstone of the quest and like him or not he's still an EXTREMELY important character, him dropping out would be like dropping out half of the plot of the quest so far.
>>30249392>>try and finish him off in one blow, skewer him!there has to be a pun here somewhere.
>>30249454this sounds like an indirect critique of how Archelon portrayed Monique.
>>30249454(As a self-flagellating homo that acquiesces to any and all demands made by waifus.)That's why I like Reinhold, truthfully.
>>30249580OR he's nowhere near as significant as you think he is, and will fade into irrelevancy once we're off namek.
PGQ Main Characters are:>Reinhold>Monique>Marianne>Luciana>Sylvie>NicoletteRight?
>>30249601I fucking hope not because the first half of the quest was building him up, it was showcasing our rivalry with him as a keystone of our life at the castleTaking him away at this point is like ignoring the big bad until he fades away in the story. He can't go away, he has the single most important object in this quest and him just going away would be like ignoring a huge cliffhanger. I really hope he doesn't go away. Not even out of love but because it means that the first hundred quests meant nothing.
>>30249627Well, full on main, yes.But there are some supporting characters that've gotten quite a bit of Screen Timeand that seem like they'll have some important roles
>>30249594And here I thought I was being direct.
>>30249629>I fucking hope not because the first half of the quest was building him up, it was showcasing our rivalry with him as a keystone of our life at the castleWhat? No. He had piss-all to do with our life at the castle other than us punching his stupid face in. Pretty much nothing else involved him, even tangentially.Monique was essentially a nonfactor until Marconetti.
>>30249627More or less. I might also include Melon but we ended up not doing much with her WAIT A DAMN MINUTE YOU LEFT HER OUT INTENTIONALLY YOU SON OF A BITCH!
>>30249544The Knight of Cold Steel? Not terrible.>>30249629>our rivalry with him as a keystone of our life at the castleHe visited the castle on exactly two occasions.
>>30249629>e can't go away, he has the single most important object in this questYou have an incredibly unhealthy fixation on Monique's blade, I think.
>>30249658who?>>30249627going to guess the fluffy king will be on that list soon.maybe.
>>30249657He's the reason we have our job, in a way.
>>30249629>half the quest>building Monique upHe was certainly built up once we got to Marconetti, but until we spaghetti'd our way into a duel with him, he was far from the "single most important object", in fact, he was basically just "the guy we beat on". While it would certainly be a loss for the overall plot if Monique just disappeared after this, it wouldn't make the threads "nothing".
>>30249671well it is a magical girl.
>>30249679>who?Gettin real tired of your shit anon.
>>30249686Sure, an off-screen, barely-mentioned reason.
>>30249671I can't blame him, he's the otherworldly god weapon that we were specifically told we could only dream about and never lay eyes on or touchWhy isn't it the most important object in the quest?
Why would you respond to himHe's been here the entire quest
>>30249724Because the most important object is the painting of the duel.Try to keep up.
>>30249726Who? >>30249698He was the other protagonist in a way, the secondary person we swapped to occasionally He's pretty important in that regard alone.
>>30249609why is gregory and the others stil not here? somehow these guys managed to keep celestino, gregory and thierri busy for so long?we are definitely asking where the hell they've been if we are controlling nico then.
>>30249724Because it has nothing to do with the main plot.It's an incredibly powerful object; yes. It is not, however, terribly relevant to Guarding princesses or the assassins going after the Princesses.
>>30249744Yeah, like I said - it'd totally be a loss, but it wouldn't invalidate any of the events that didn't involve him - basically everything in Granache.
>>30249735You... mean the painting that isn't exactly rare or impossible to make a second copy of? And not the ice goddess that has given Monique fame and fortune?
>>30249726because this is 4chan, also i kinda like to see monkey's doing their things.
Suddenly I realize that we never got a Marianne PoV.
>>30249629you are exaggerating monique's role in your head.
>>30249671It's a powerful talking magic sword girl that basically guarantees that he can win any duel he is challenged to except to other people who have powerful talking magic swords, which are very few and far between.
>>30249769Would Marianne have a Princess Rank?
>>30249726I have nothing better to do.
>>30249726>to himWho is 'him', seriously.Are you insane enough to believe that everyone who doesn't agree with you is a single person and there's only one person who doesn't share your opinion?
>>30249454It's funny how much defense there is for the 'I hate Monique. Fucking DMPC.' argument of calling Archelon's narrative bullshit, but then immediately the same crowd turns around and defends the narrative bullshit of Reinhold's relationship with Luci. Nice consistency there.
>>30249754>for so long?It's only been a long time for us because of thread pacing.In-universe it's been on the order of a minute or two since shit went down. Even if the Boss men instakilled all their opponents, they might be five minutes worth of walking/running away.>>30249765>given Monique fame and fortune?Mostly it's given him public embarrassment, enmity of very powerful people, and a diplomatic "GTFO of your country" offer.>>30249787>except to other people who have powerful talking magic swordsIt's been outright stated that most of the named adults in Granache castle could wreck his shit, duel or not, sword or not.Also given ASSASSINS, duel limitations aren't terribly relevant anymore.
>>30249793i think he meant actually voting to do stuff with her.
>>30249755>It's an incredibly powerful object>Not relevant in Guarding princesses from Assassinskek
>>30249836>given him rank of knight as wellno no, not just kekTOP kek.
>>30249836We can't use it, and Monique has his own posse to deal with.So no, it's not terribly relevant right now.Also the issue of whether our Princesses would even accept Monique's help out of sheer spite for the man.
>>30249852A rank that formally gets him out of our face and out of our country.It's basically a deportation order with benefits.
>>30249824ok let me fix that>except to other people who have powerful talking magic swords and people so high in power level that it does not even matter.better?
>>30249835you are now alone with your father in his room, he looks busy signing some important documents.what do you do?>tackle hug father>sneak hug>loudly step towards him and unleash the glomps.>"I'm pregnant. It's Emilio's
>>30249877Well, except for the fact that that description sums up over half the cast.
>>30249886>not "It's Reinhold's..."
>>30247720is that Archerco?
>>30249857Normally I would suggest killing Monique in his sleep and stealing his sword, but i know Archelon would give us BAD END for fighting against his narrative.
>>30249906That it is.
>>30249857>Also the issue of whether our Princesses would even accept Monique's help out of sheer spite for the man.You're allowed to not like a guy as much as you want.But if someone's on your side in a life-or-death combat situation, you don't tell him to fuck off just because you can't stand him.>>30249906Yeah. There's a bunch of other possible Nicolettes floating around every now and again, but it always seems to come back to Archerko in the end.
>>30249906Yes.>>30249899When Reinhold'll start impregnating bitches he'll do it all at once.>captcha: acedise thickenedOh my.
>>30249926But anon, can crystalline lifeforms get pregnant?
>>30249926>When Reinhold'll start impregnating bitches he'll do it all at once.He'll impregnate all the princesses and pretty much anyone related within the month and disappear before it gets out. His genes will rule the world.
>>30249926>>30249954We'll find out soonFirst we make a little 'donation' to Nico and Meido (direct insemination)then we deal with LuciGive Sylvie her mini reinholdFinish our 'bodyguarding' with MarieAnd for the final move we become Reinhold the Dragonfuckerrider
>>30249964>Spinelle was training him for that very purposeThough he probably would have had an easier time before he pissed off Sylvie.
>>30249988make up sex
>>30249988Not really. Before Sylvie would announce to world. Now it can be done in secret and shame so nobody will find out till he is gone.
>>30249964I can already imagine all the princesses giving birth, and then the maid holds up the baby for all to see.It has a massive fucking chin. All of them.
>>30250011But anon, maids will be giving birth too.
>>30250011>princesses>babyThis is getting to lewd for me.
This bastard's stronger than me, I'm not going to risk trying to whittle him down. Even though I know that I'm the faster one, there's no knowing how much stamina he has. But if his two buddies lying on the floor there are any clue, he's as weak to being stabbed as anyone else!Running at him at full speed, I dodge to the side as he lunges towards me with that knife of his, spinning the pointy end of my lance in range, and...SHUNKBlood spurts everywhere as my third kill of the day... and ever, for that matter, falls to the floor with a piece of metal running through his side. Having learned my lesson the first time around, I don't even bother to try and pull out my weapon, instead casting Fragment Lancer yet again.>[1/2]
>>30249964>>30249978>>30250001And this was the story of the alternate universe in which Reinhold followed in Adrien's footsteps instead of Volker's.
>>30250017And the peasant girls, the burg girls, the monster girls...Heck even the men will be giving birth to babbys with large chin, thanks to Reinhold's mighty seed
>>30250017Not an excuse for not doing her job.Even though I'm pretty sure there must people more qualified in the castle somewhere.Niklaus.
at this rate we will fighting assassins for the next 12 threads.
>>30250048He'll be giving birth too
>>30250035>my third kill of the day... and ever, for that matter,Awww...Nico and Mel are going to be comforting each other when this is done with.
>>30250050I'm not complaining because at least WE'RE FIGHTING SOMETHING
>>30250035Oh wow, Nico popped her murder cherry.
>>30250064Lots of murder cherries getting popped today. I'm guessing Sylvie has never killed a man either.
>>30250062>fighting something>not as the main characterhollow victory at best
>>30249919That even implies we'd even get the option to try something like that, the only choices afforded to us are the ones that are Archelon's set course. Any write-ins are essentially inconsequential to the narrative otherwise.We are not actually free to make our own decisions here, or to act within the sensibilities of established character. For example, if our choices were based on actual narrative structure, there would have never been a 'Kiss Luci' option. Arguing 'but we are free to choose whatever path we want, even if it conflicts with previous statements or goes against the established character!' would be a legitimate response, but if that were the case, why haven't we seen a 'Stab Celestino/Thierri' option in our dialogues yet? That too flies in the face of established characterization and the narrative flow. But we don't get that as an option because it's not the path that Arch wants us to go down.In other words, we never had a choice or say in whether or not Luci was going to be a route. Even if we'd gone against his wedged in 'Kiss Luci' option, the immediate next moment we'd see her it'd be there again. And again. And again. Constantly badgering us to take it until we caved in. Or caved Luci's skull in. Except we can't cave her skull in, because that isn't an option we can have.
>>30250078Nah she has, she was practicing for Reinhold
>>30250079We already got a few of them as reinhold.and possibly a few more while we are not controlling him.
>>30250088I've been here from the very first thread and we have done a whole fucking lot of write-ins. For some reason this quest gets way too many baseless criticism or criticism based on lies.
>>30250120People seem to forget that we had plenty of opportunities to have things not progress that far.
>>30250120Have any of those write-ins genuinely affected the course of the narrative, however? Or have they just minorly affected things such as abilities, or personal relationships with non-heroines?
>>30250107>possibly a few more while we are not controlling him.that's even worse than a hollow victory friend, that's the auto battle option in strategy games.
>>30250145they affected our relationship with especially marie and nico, and also sylvie (until recently) a huge deal.
>>30250145When we went to go talk to King Therri about Luci's wedding, which gave Monique his Knightship.
>>30249812>defending the narrative bullshit of Reinhold's relationship with Luci. I don't think>self-flagellating homo that acquiesces to any and all demands made by waifusis supposed to be a defense.Do you even read? Oh of course not. Waifu rage.
>>30250035>[2/2]Daddy was right when he said that I'd need this thing some day... I hope he's okay, wherever he is. I know that if he was here, he'd kill all these bastards in a flash.But whatever, time to focus. I'm clear for now, but it looks like Reya's trying to fight two guys at the same time while Sylvie fights one... and then I notice the two corpses at her feet.Way to go, Sylvie.>back to the Reinhold
>>30250210>back to the ReinholdTime to roll some 1s
>>30250210Woohoo! Take that rage out on masked thugs, Sylvie!Also I really liked playing as Nico, I wish we get more chances in the future.
Rolled 6>>30250210rolling to see how competent Reinhold will be in these next few rounds of combat
Rolled 1>>30250254Not low enough.
Rolled 4>>30250254>>30250260Jesus christ what the fuck is wrong with you
>>30250248>Also I really liked playing as NicoGlad you liked it, it was a lot more difficult to write than the usual stuff.I'm also trying to suck less at writing action scenes, following some actual legitimate constructive criticism from /qtg/.
>>30250210Can we swap to one of the assassins instead?
Rolled 20>>30250260You asshole!
>>30250210Rana will never let Reya forget this fight.
Rolled 18>>30250278Maybe we aren't fucked
Rolled 10>>30250268>>30250260>>30250254>>30250271Jesus>>30250278OHYEAHCounter them with the power of our soul!Summon Kamina's power to aid us
>>30250278you're an even bigger asshole for wasting a 20.
Rolled 1>>30250232Wheel of misery turn turn turn, which of Reinhold's possessions is about to burn?1. Sword2. Princess3. Sister4. Waifu5. Friends6. Lower torso7. Sanity8. All of the above
>>30250260>>30250278damn it you two.
Rolled 2>>30250293>>30250278>suddenly two high rollsDice be tsundere>>30250303>breaking another swordGodfuckingdamnit
Rolled 4>>30250310I guess we're not very good at Reinholding onto swords.
>>30250303HA! his sword is already ruined. and the one he is using isn't his really so it doesn't count.
>>30250278>>30250293Yessss... yessss, roll out those high numbers anon...
Rolled 13>>30250321No but if we break it, Granny and Gregory gonna have our ass.
>>30250321It's Grandma's favorite dueling sword though
Rolled 18Join me in prayer to the shounen gods.May we receive retarded strength and bullshit asspull moves alongside fucktons of luck.Amen also maybe praise kubo
>>30250340>>30250347true, but the small rules lawyer devil in me is pointing out the exact wording excempts grandma's sword from being ruined.
>>30250382>praise kuboIf Kubo wrote PGQ, Reinhold would be half elemental, half dragon, half human and quadra wield sealed kings
>>30250389Your lawyer devil is an idiot and cant comprehent what it reads.> which of Reinhold's possessions>swordthe sword in reinhold's possession at the moment is agnes' sword.
>>30250382>also maybe praise kubo No... no historically that has never ended well for /tg/. Kubo is a fickle and vengeful god.
Rolled 11>>30250390>>30250382What is going on here.
Rolled 9>>30250437Dice power summoningReinhold needs POWERI'll try some child sacrifices, maybe a demon deal or two, see if it helps
Rolled 18>>30250449>30250449That's not a 1THIS is a 1.
Rolled 13>>30250462No, this is.
>>30250410No, he's a lawyer and can twist the words. just because he is holding it or carrying it around does not mean he is the rightful owner of the sword. even Arch stated that just because you are swinging a sword around in this universe does not reconize you as it's owner of such object.
"Just a little bit further," you say, glancing back to Marianne. She's still on the verge of bursting into tears, so you feel it necessary to try and reassure her. Once you see her nod in acknowledgement, you return your focus to the scene in front of you as you head towards Nicolette and your other friends.And then you see Sylvie literally punch holes in two of these assassins. Holy shit. And Nicolette just ran a guy through with a lance too... thank God your friends are able to actually fight.Nicolette seems to have taken out all of the guys who she was fighting, Sylvie's in the middle of fighting one assassin, and Reya's busy fighting two at the same time. The way they're coming at him with knives looks a lot like the way that he's using that claw spell of his... maybe he's not good with fighting opponents who fight similarly to him?IN any event, there are three of these guys left... best to take care of them while you can so that you can give Marianne a breather.>see if Nicolette's alright>help Sylvie fight her opponent>try and help Reya out>[OTHER]
Rolled 13>>30250462>>30250390>>30250382>3 18s>2 were tryng to get a 1>>30250449Another nice rollIt seems we might just succeed!
>>30250481>see if Nicolette's alright
Rolled 20>>30250449>>30250462>>30250466you're all wrong. this is!
Rolled 17>>30250481>try and help Reya out
Rolled 3>>30250481>try and help Reya outWith a SWORD THROW ATTACK
>>30250481>try and help Reya outNico can help Sylvie.
>>30250481>try and help Reya out
Rolled 4>>30250481>try and help Reya out
>>30250481>try and help Reya outTime to gut people from behind!
>>30250481>try and help Reya outhe has the most guys on him
>>30250476it doesnt say rightful owner there >>30250303it says>which of Reinhold's possessionshe is in possesion of agnes' sword. you are an idiot and really should shut your mouth.
>>30250481>try and help Reya outnot with magic.
>>30250531>possessionNot strictly speaking. He borrowed it.
>>30250481>try and help Reya outWe got your back bro
>>30250481>help whoever is closer.
>>30250481>>try and help Reya outSylvie literally just took out two dudes while fighting three, and Reya seems to be holding off two guys without gaining any ground from what we've seen.And given that from what Nico said, Melanie is behind Reya, it's pretty natural to go where both the density of enemies AND non-combatants is the highest.Try and prioritize the guy closer to Sylvie of the two, since Nicolette is closer to the other guy in case she decides to assist Reya as well.Sorry, Sylvie. Don't take this the wrong way; we're just acting optimally.
>>30250476What the fuck are your doing you can't rules lawyer the Wheel of Misery. It cares not for your petty semantics.
>>30250531only if you can out roll the 20s i have had so far here.
>>30250563at least i tried, you can't fault me on that.
>>30250600now he uses irrelevant dice rolls.what?man. shut the hell up.
is arc still here or is arc writing a huge wall of text
>>30250927I am still here.
>>30250938But you aren't writing a huge wall of textType archType like the wind
Reya looks like he needs some help..."Stay with the others, okay?" you say, glancing back at Marianne."Huh? Wh- where are you going?" Marianne asks."Reya's trying to fight off two of these guys at once, so I'm going to try and help him out.""I suppose it is a better idea to take care of the three enemies in front of us, rather than wait it out and risk Nicolette or the others getting hurt..." Luciana nods."I suppose that you're right," Marianne says. "Just... be careful, okay?""Will do," you reply.Once Takamaru and Karel reposition around the three royals in order to keep them covered, you take a deep breath and run over to where Reya is. Targeting the one closest to Sylvie in case he decides to switch opponents, you grip your sword...>roll 1d20
Rolled 16>>30250996IT BEGINS
Rolled 15>>30250996KILL MAIM BURN
Rolled 8Time to critically fail at our job.
Staying as silent as you can, you duck into the assassin's blind spot, ready your sword, and...CLANG...clang?The swing of your sword is deflected by the assassin's knife, he somehow noticed you coming and managed to spin around just in time!But while your sword was deflected away from his neck like you were aiming for, his grip wasn't quite enough to stop you entirely. Even through his mask, you see the frightened look in the assassin's eyes as your sword slides down the back of his knife, towards his arm......and right through it.>[1/?]
>>30251165All hands on deck.
>>30251165Looks like he could use a hand.
>>30251165>I like to keep this handy for close encounters.
>>30251165it was fun with monique. get over it. maybe we'll get some appropriate moments for them in a fight in the future. but dont force it.
>>30251171Well, Reinhold can be pretty Metal when he wants to be.Behold the new Reinhold. No more Swordbreaker, but Armslicer!
>>30251165We've disarmed the target
>>30251198No matter what arms you choose to raise against him, he will destroy them.
The fact that people are saying this is brutal while Nico's assassins-on-sticks wasn't is hahas to me.
>>30251230Not sure any of it really compares to punching holes in dudes, but we didn't quite get the whole visceral experience with that one, so it's understandable.
Rolled 9>>30251156"YOU HAVE BEEN DISARMED"
>>30251230Seriously. Assassin kebabs is fun and games, taking off an arm is kind of an 'Oh that happened' thing. But then again, Nico also rolled a crit.
>>30251230i actually imagine that scene as Rein's sword got THROUGH the assassin's knife, without breaking it, and sliced his arm.
>>30251156"All of this sword-breaking is just a bloody handful."
>>30251156Wasting no time, you dodge to the assassin's side and run your sword through his neck, putting an end to his screams of agony.Finally able to fight at his own pace now that it's a one-on-one battle, Reya easily catches the man's knife with one of his clawed hands and then drives the other straight into the man's chest.Breathing a sigh of relief, Reya lets his opponent fall to the ground and kicks the body aside."Thanks for the assist," Reya says, nodding to you. "Both of those guys were easily as strong as I am, and I'm not exactly used to fighting other half-dragons.""Damn, so my hunch was right," you sigh.>[2/?]
>>30251156Rip and tear, cut his stomach and then grab his intestines with your other hand, pull them out and watch the pretty blood!
>>30251323What a coincidence, I have a gif for that.
>>30251355What anime is that?
Does anybody else find it funny that a light-element devil child would look all demonic while they throw around light holy-looking magic?
>>30251323>not strangling him with his own dragonic intestines.
>>30251360$2 question: What does Lucifer mean?
>>30251355That's the cartoon with pedobear's homicidal cousin and the retarded clueless protagonist, right?
>>30251359Nevermind I just realized it's bakemonogatari
>>30251359Bakemonogatari.Pretty sure it's that one, at least.
these assassins was brought to you by Bad Guy's Henchmen academy.enroll now and get 10% more credit to your death insurance!
>>30251359Think it's Bakemonogatari.If you go in expecting more badass action scenes you'll be disappointed.
>>30251355the white NEKO arc was as crushing for me as that sylvie thread.
>>30251403> If you go in expecting more badass action scenes you'll be disappointed.But if you like power point presentations with to much text per slide you will cream yourself!
>>30251420The only girl for Ararararagi is Crab. Or lolivamp. Or kung-fu imouto. Or Snake. Or hell, maybe even a three-way with Monkey.What I'm getting at is Cat a shit. Well CAT isn't a shit, I like the actual Cat, it's the human she's part of that I hate. Seriously fuck her.
>>30251448>it's the human she's part of that I hate. Seriously fuck her.Preach it. She was such a shit.
>>30251319>[3/3]With both of Reya's opponents dispatched with, you start to go and help out Sylvie......just in time to see Nicolette do a legsweep with her lance, sending the final assassin falling towards Sylvie."CLUSTER IMPACT!" Sylvie shouts as she punches him right in the face. And then his head explodes. You really hope that Marianne wasn't watching that.Scanning the immediate area to make sure that things are relatively safe, you signal to Takamaru that its okay to bring Marianne and the others over to where the rest of you are.The room's still filled with assassins in the other parts of the room so it's only a matter of time before they refocus their attention on you guys... now might be a good time to cast Sanctuary.>cast sanctuary (specify on who)>don't cast sanctuary
>>30251495>>cast sanctuary (specify on who)Mari
>>30251495>>cast sanctuary (specify on who)Marianne. She knows to stay put, and she's our ward.
>>30251495Cast on Marie. Tell the girls to stay in around Marie.
>>30251495Let's check if anyone's injured first.If we're going to scout around for more trouble, leaving Marianne behind with noncombatants under sanctuary might be an option. Although I suppose as a bodyguard Reinhold would have to stay with her even then.
>>30251495>cast sanctuary (specify on who)Marianne
>>30251495Even though it's our job to protect Marianne we ought to cast Sanctuary on Luciana, it's her they're after.
>>30251510>>30251510If we're going to do it cast it on luci as iirc it only blocks those with violent intentions towards the target and these guys are after luci not mari so it may not block them if they dont care about marie
>>30251529disregard that I suck cocks.How nice of the other ninjas to stand back and watch though. Cast sanctuary before they start throwing their variant shurikens.
>>30251495As much as we probably SHOULD cast it on Marianne, it's also probably going to be more effective to cast it on Emilio.He's a bit of a wimp, so he's not going to turn courageous and do something stupid, he's one of the Assassins' primary designated targets (assuming their plans haven't changed), so it's going to provide the most protection from the average assassin, and he's a noncombatant so he has no real reason to WANT to get closer to any of the enemies.
>>30251495>cast sanctuary (specify on who)lucianait's THE ONE THEY'RE TRYING TO GET
>>30251495>Cast Sanctuary on Marianne.Tell Luci to join in the bubble too.
>>30251495>cast sanctuary (specify on who)Luciana, she's the actual target.
Does Sanctuary break if the protected takes offensive action?Spell description doesn't say it, so I guess it's possible for a mage to hide in sanctuary and pummel his opponents like in a tower defense game
>>30251558Can we even do that?I'm torn between Marie and Lucie.
>>30251495>Cast it on MarianneHow many scrolls of it do we have? We were given one to keep, did we buy another one while at the store?
>>30251495>cast sanctuary (Luci)We KNOW she's one of their targets, so unless they're doing some very elaborate mental gymnastics they aren't going to be able to sneak through. With Marie it would be far easier for them to disregard her and thus bypass the protection, whether intentionally or on by chance.
>>30251575Arch if we cast Sanctuary on Mari and put Luci inside the zone of safety, will it protect her as well?
>>30251495>MarieAnd regardless of who we cast it on, if any of these assasins get through because they are targerting [princess x] and not [princess y], i am calling it bullshit ahead of time.
>>30251495This choice seems like a trick, but I'm going to vote that we cast it on Marianne. Hopefully nothing bad happens to the others.
>>30251578we have 1
>>30251591But that's specifically how the spell works.I say cast it on Marianne and have Luciana hide behind her.
>>30251603>>30251495Oh by the way, after casting it, make it very clear that no princess is to leave it under no circumstances!
>>30251591They're explicitly after Luciana, and we don't even know if they care about Marianne as anything more than a loose end.Cast it on the ACTAL TARGET OF THE PAST KIDNAPPING ATTEMPTS.
>>30251582>>30251551Yeah as much as Mari seems the obvious choice, the redheads are the ones being targeted. I vote one of them
I'm wondering how would Reinhold and everyone else react if Luciana died.>>30251603Then let's do that. Priority on Luciana, though.
>>30251608No its not, they need to have absolutely no intention to harm [target] to get into the bubble. if we are told they have absolutely zero intention of harming [princess y] and were after [princess x] i am calling it bullshit.
>>30251636I suppose it depends if they would see Marianne as a target of opportunity, in which case sanctuary on luciana should stop them, or completely irrelevant to their mission, in which case it might not.
>>30251603Than I vote we cast it on Marie.
>>30251632>I'm wondering how would Reinhold and everyone else react if Luciana died.Pretty much everyone would react as you'd expect, except for Sylvie, who would enter some sort of heretofore unseen turbo guilt overdrive loop due to being sympathetic to her friends' despair but still having a tiny niggling bit inside her that's darkly satisfied about it.I'm still not sure why people are fixating on the ladies besides the obvious reasons when Emilio has all the same tactical advantages of casting it on Luciana plus the superior disposition for being a glorified shield generator.
>>30251495I suspect casting it on Luciana may do more since they're actually trying to kill her and everything.
>>30251495Cast it on Luciana.Because she's the one being targeted.Marianne would be protected either way, so why would you risk casting it on her instead?
>>30251685Everyone forgot that he's there. Plus him dying would do Marianne a favor.
>>30251495>cast on lucidamn
>>30251685Good point. Although I don't see how Emilio is superior as shield generator to Luciana
>>30251495cast on luciana.
I'm calling it a night here, guys. As much as I'd like to keep on for a few more hours, I have stuff to do in the morning.Next thread will be LATE Saturday night, maybe.Thanks for playing.
>>30251740Thanks for running
>>30251495>People casting this on MarieGuys, do you have brain problems?Remember that they're trying to kidnap Luci here not Marie.
>>30251760yes we do.
We're in a lose lose situation with this Sanctuary casting.>Cast it on Mari>They nab Luci and Emilio>Everyone calls Reinhold retarded>Cast it on Luci>Mari possibly gets got>Sylvie gets even more butthurt because irrational mad>Everyone calls Reinhold retarded for not recognizing her feelings>Greg + Thierri + Mari get mad at him for prioritizing his gf over his princess
>>30251760Liability issue.Also, casting it on Luci ahead of Marie would lead to misunderstanding. This is all before considering the reason we were given the scroll.
>>30251760Reinhold's first responsibility is protecting Marianne though, and Marianne is less capable of defending herself.We could also use both scrolls we have, although that would leave us fucked if we needed one later.
>>30251801we have 1 scroll
>>30251801>>30251795Except if you cast it on Marie they can still enter to take Luci and kill the others, if you cast it on Luci they can't enter at all.They have no intent to kill or harm Marie beyond her being a threat in the way of Luci so it's entirely fucking pointless to use it on her.As for a misunderstanding there wont be one, Marie isn't dense and she knows they're targeting Luci.
>>30251710It's still probably better to use it on him in that case, because at least then she can go It's not like I'm sticking next to you because I like you or anything; you're just the nexus of the spell that's keeping a bunch of semi-supernatural assassins away from me. I-idiot!Rather than him clinging to her in a panic and her not being able to get him off of her for fear of getting them all killed.>>30251722Luciana's the sort of person who would, if she saw us (or maybe even Nicolette, assuming Nico insists on helping us clear the room) getting into serious trouble, probably try and run out to save us, breaking the Sanctuary and endangering everyone. Because she wears her heart on her sleeve and is stubborn, and has enough ability to feel like she has a shot of being helpful.Emilio's comparative spinelessness is pretty much perfect when the optimal thing to do is to sit in one place so everyone stays safe, and he has no appreciable combat skill to help him convince himself that he could be doing something out there to help.And if worst comes to worst, Marianne has a surefire way of stopping him from doing anything rash by putting her foot down, which compels him to at least consider it by exploiting his puppy-dog crush on her.
>>30251819You're acting like the characters in this quest are rational people and not anime/VN monstrosities.
>>30251819>Except if you cast it on Marie they can still enter to take Lucino they cant. for that to happen, they should have absolutely no intention of causing any harm to marie. thats quite impossible. if you think that possible, than so is they coming in for marie when it is cast on luci.
>>30251740You an pretty cool bro OP!
>>30251818we have 1 from Gregory and 1 from the magic shop.
>>30251839So you're willing to risk the safety of everyone else on your interpretation of how the spell works?
>>30251819>They have no intent to kill or harm Marie beyond her being a threat in the way of Luci>AssumptionsDid you subscribe to their newsletter or something?
>>30251874We used 1 one the Lindwurm attack
>>30251921So you're going to cast the spell on Marie, who they may be after or may have intent to kill, instead of Luci, who they are definitely after?Does it strike you how retarded that is?
>>30251924No, we did not. Gregory did.
>>30251878>>30251948man you are dumb. thats all i am gonna say to you. no point in even arguing over it with you.
>>30251962If casting it on Marie is supposedly so surefire, why is it even an issue if we're casting it on Luci instead who will be even more surefirer?
>>30251948>retardedStop projecting. No matter who gets sanctuaried, there's a chance that others will be protected (if the assasins are not trained at bypassing sanctuaries) and there's a chance that they will not (if they are able of disregarding sanctuaried person and pick off the unprotected).All royals here are in danger. Luciana might be primary target, but for being first in line to a throne Marianne is even more valuable.Luciana is capable and battle-ready mage, Marianne is not. Emilio isn't either, so casting it on him would make even more sense than on Luciana as lolwut pointed out.Besides, Reinhold & company should be able to fight the remaining assasins on their own.
>>30251962Because even if it succeeds there will be consequences for prioritizing Luci before our charge, for whatever reason. If we fail, we'd fail at the only job we were charged with.Where as if we failed to protect Luci because we prioritized Marie, no one could or would fault us for it.
>>30251995Except we know they are after Luciana and have been for around a month, there is no indication that they have any hostile intent towards Marianne specifically even if she is a more valuable target, you just don't know what their goals are.For all we know, this could be an internal power struggle since they're only targeting the King's children by his second wife and if that's the case Marianne would not specifically be a target.We also don't know the situation outside the current area so it's not safe to assume the assassins couldn't get back-up.You're also assuming the assassins can bypass a sanctuary, from what we know the only way they would be able to do that is if their contract to kidnap the target was cancelled.As such, casting it on either Luci or Emilio is the best way to maximize the safety of the group and casting it on Marianne is just foolish when that is the case, you're only slightly improving her chances of safety at the expense of everyone else.
I'm starting to think casting it on Emilio is the only way to resolve this conflict to everyone's satisfaction.Reinhold himself will be Marianne's sanctuary.
>>30252065To add to that, I'd say it's slightly better to cast it on Luci since that's who the assassins have been targeting for the month instead of the other siblings.
Looking back, I'm not sure when would have been a good earlier time for the routelock.
>>30252176There is no good time for route lock in any of /tg/'s popular quests.Heck, early routelocks can be worse, Valkyrian Mercs for example.
>>30252190Especially because you'd just have people blaming the choice on /tg/ falling for a stereotype.Imagine the furor if Reinhold had said yes to Sylvie that one time.
>>30252208I think Sylvie within the first 30 threads could have worked, after that people who disliked her were just constantly shitposting about it and it would have no doubt gotten worse if there was a routelock there.Marianne could have worked at a much later date with some development, but the last 50 or so threads have had a huge Luci focus so there was enough sway there to routelock on her, I just hope the playerbase calms down about it and Arch really does make that VN.
How about we fucking ASK on whom it would be better to cast it?
>>30251495>cast sanctuary (specify on who)Lucinia. She has the hostility coming her way after allI know it's late but I just got up.