A Saint Seiya Omega Quest! When evil threatens the world, the warriors of hope will always appear. Garbed in Cloths representing the constellations, they fight exploding the energy within them: their Cosmos. They are the warriors who protect the love and peace of the world… The Saints! Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Kouga:%20Saint%20of%20MarsTwitter: https://twitter.com/BelkanSniper Opening; Pegasus Fantasy!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqKCXeGW54Q >You better watch it!Today we run: >The City of Light (XII)= Exalted be your pride. After making sure Al left the museum, you quickly gathered your party (that is made up of Eden, Vivianca and Black Tarantula), and quickly sneaked away from Leonard… arriving to your destination, the Curator’s Office. Your name is Kouga, and you are the Saint of Black Pegasus, whose sacred duty is to fight for to protect the love and peace of this world. Right now, you are standing before a door, waiting. Either the man inside proves to be the contact that will get you the book without any problems like Beatrice promised or this is all a trap and soon Eden will go all – I told you so- while demon cultists turn this city into a hell on earth. So yeah, you are just waiting, but soon, you hear a soft voice call to your group, “Please come in,” and with that your team enters the Curator’s Office. The office is a small room, cramped to the top with all sorts of book, statues, paintings and relics that come from all parts of the world. Masks from Peru, Talismans from China, Swords from the Northern Lands, Gold Coins from Spain, and that’s only the things you can recognize, but this office feels more like a part of a history museum, rather than the office of someone who runs an art museum.
>>34938715Sitting in a small desk, filled with old parchments and paintings, is the man who you think is the curator inspecting a small painting with a pair of lens. But seeing as he is not stopping his work, you take the time to inspect the man. His hair has grown grey, and his body looks too thin, but the eyes of this man still retain a mischievous light that off settles you, but ignoring that, the man feel welcoming, and so you wait for him to talk. The only thing that draws your attention about the Curator is a golden band that is tied around his left arm. The thing looks oddly Egyptian, but from what you can see, it looks like a weird watch or something. Eventually the Curator stops working, storing the ugly painting in a small satchel under his desk. “Oh, nice to greet you, I am glad to see someone taking the time to pass by here.” His eyes quickly scan your group until they settle on Eden… and then on you. “So you must be the lad that Beatrice warned me about, it's not often that someone as unique as you boy comes to visit my office, I guess this might be what they call fate... but that's enjoyable in my age, you know... well boy, how can this old man help someone like you?” So far this Curator doesn’t look like anything threatening, but who knows, maybe you should be careful about this. What should you do? >Be polite, introduce yourself and your business like a gentleman. >Get to the point, you don’t have time to waste. >Ask the Curator to introduce himself first? Who is this man? >Special, what are you talking about? >First, ask the man what Beatrice told him. >Ask Eden to talk for you, he can probably handle this better than you could. >Other?
Okay, before anything, please remember to vote for one of these Interludes. 1- The Girl who bears the White Pegasus [May this world bless you a million times.]2- Silberkreuz of the Burning Abyss [One who challenged the world] 3- An Old Story: The Covenant of the Dark Plume [Those who yearned for the origin…]4- [Mystery Box] Honestly, don't pick this one.
>>34938734>Be polite, introduce yourself and your business like a gentleman. then>ask the man what Beatrice told him. >>34938758>Silberkreuz of the Burning Abyss [One who challenged the world]
WISE UP: Holy Swords Although they bare the title of Holy, these swords are not necessarily connected to the God of Order, but rather, these swords are considered legendary swords that have been exalted over the ages by the powers of different gods and the worship of humans. The few blessed blades represent the potential of humanity, the shinning radiance that allows humans to hope and dream about the future. In other words, just like the gods, these swords represent the exalted light of glory that humanity has forever yearned for. They represent the true potential humans can achieve, the hopes of the humans that lived in the era those swords were created.Each one of the blades that are classified like this are capable of saving countries and bringing miracles, and their mere existence is considered a blessing to all that witness it. In legends, these sword are used by heroes to bring glory and victory to their causes, and eventually become a myth strong enough that it might be considered a source of conceptual power. In the modern world there are few truly holy blades, at most you will find a replica, some mage using the legends surrounding one of these blades to recreate the miracles attached to them, at least to a certain extent. But don’t worry, someone on your level has nothing to fear about a mere replica. However if we talk about the originals, then I hope you understand you are probably outclassed. Not only because most of these swords use the holy element that is almost like a curse to you, Kouga, but because the skill their wielders have. A legendary blade of this level can only accept someone of that is equal to its original wielder… in other words, someone who can master one of these swords could be considered at the same level of those heroes of old.
And let’s not talk about whoever inherits the strongest Holy Sword… Excalibur, back in the day even your Gold Saints feared the power of that blade and the King of the Noble Knights. That is why after Arthur left for Avalon, the Capricorn Saint journeyed to the lands of fae, and asked the Lady of the Lake to lend him the power of that sword to protect Athena. I don’t have to say that the Capricorn Saints have on have put the sword to good use… right? So be careful, Kouga, a holy sword is a weapon you are not ready to face, so don’t be afraid to run away if you ever face someone wielding one. >Signed, SilberkreuzNEXT WISE UP:>MAD? >Compendium Data->Silver Flame. >Alchemic Principle= Longinus… Even that which is Eternal may die. >Why do you avoid using the name of Gods?>Prometheus’s true legacy… >Ask about a Catastrophe? (Write In which one?)>Mages and Saints. How do they differ? >Curses>Calamities and Monsters>Homunculus. >Angels>Other?
>>34939308>Why do you avoid using the name of Gods?
>>34939350 Well just ignore the creepy implications Kouga, just be polite and gentlemanly, just think, ‘what would Al do here,’ and everything will be just fine. “Good Morning, sir. My name is Kouga, and these are my friends, BT, Eden and Versa.” You pause as you present each of your friends (and sadly lament that Black Tarantula is not a good name to give normal people) and then just continue off into business, “and we came here under the recommendation of Lady Beatrice, I trust that she told you about us.” The old man just smiles, as he takes a moment to shake a hand with everyone in your party, “I am sure you kids should know this (having entered my office), but my name is Dr. O’Connell, and honestly I am an archeologist, but these days I tend to work in Museums, you know, and honestly, I am not sure why Beatrice sent you kids to meet me. While Beatrice has always been a cute child, she has never been too good explaining herself, so all she said was that today or tomorrow, I would meet someone she sent, and that I should help them… or rather, I guess she meant that I should help you, right boy?” The Doctor just takes a moment to finger the bracelets that encages his left wrist, as he continues to talk, “That being said, honestly I never expected a student of Medea to be this polite, or even be the type to take a student. I guess that witch surely has become soft over the years, hehe. Still, Kouga-boy, I am sure you understand that I can’t just help you just because you want me to, right? Didn’t Beatrice give you something for me?” Ah, he must be asking about the letter… he probably doesn’t trust you enough to simply go and help you, so what do you do?>Give him the letter, with that the man should help you, right?>Beforehand, ask the man about the Grimoire? Why is it here? >Ask the Doctor about Medea, how does he know her? And how does he know you are her son?>Ask the Doctor about himself, is he some sort of mage? >Other?
>>34939696>Ask the Doctor about himself, is he some sort of mage? >Give him the letter, with that the man should help you, right?>>34938758>2
WISE UP: True Names…Why I don’t tend to use the name of Gods… well the thing is that gods derive powers from their names. Their names is what allows them to obtain power through the worship of their figures by humans, so honestly giving you their names would just help them in the long run, so it’s just simpler to not say them out loud. In a way even considering their name is a form of worship, it allows for you to acknowledge their existence, and thus gives them power… in a roundabout way. Also because the name of a God falls under the domain of their powers, so some crafty bastards can use that to find anyone who says their name, so it’s just better to avoid doing that. Sometimes, you have to be careful… In the end, names are power, that’s why when a God or Demon is truly defeated and sealed, their names are sealed and erased, to ensure that no human will ever worship him again, and thus cutting the demon from a source of power. It’s quite similar to the process that some gods use to turn their enemy gods into demons, where the victor takes over the loser’s power, and degrades the fallen god into a demon, an evil to be conquered by his righteous power. I don’t have to say who has been doing that a lot over the last years do I… in a way it’s how that guy got most of his powers, by conquering those surrounding him and his followers and desecrating the customs of his defeated opponents and branding them as demons. That’s probably one of the cruelest fates a god can end with… >Signed, Silber… Write-in, Next WISE UP.
>>34939696>Beforehand, ask the man about the Grimoire? Why is it here? then>Give him the letter, with that the man should help you, right?
>>34939909>Calamities and Monsters>>34940126damn I voted to late
>>34940190Sorry that's how life is sometimes...
>>34940126“Wait, before anything, Doctor O’Connell, are you a mage or something, is that how you know about my master?” This is getting eerie, first Beatrice and now this man, why does everyone suddenly knows about you being a witch and that you are studying under Medea? Did your teacher pull a prank on you and now you are cursed to have a glowing sign that says [Here is Kouga, this idiot was stupid enough to study with Medea and became a witch, so laugh at him!] or something? Wait, you honestly don’t want to know… knowing Medea, she might actually have done that, just to get back at you for the prank you played at her during the lunch she had in your house. But thankfully the old man doesn’t say anything like that, he merely sees your annoyed face and laughs heartedly, “Oh, I am not a mage or anything like that, sure when I was your age I was involved into an adventure or two, but sadly this old man doesn’t really have any talent for that sort of stuff… I just know because you honestly remind me of Medea… back when she was your age, Kouga. Her son (your name is Eden, right boy?) besides you might resemble her physically, but from the proud way he stands I know that he takes more after whoever his father might be (and he surely must be quite the character, to marry a woman as whimsical and bewildering as Medea). But you, Kouga… your eyes are like hers, and even in the way you act… you just remind me of her, back when she had more hope about the world…” The Doctor takes a moment to look at the ceiling, as if trying to remember something he knows has long faded away.
>>34940511For a moment, you just feel surprised about the fact that someone actually knew Medea when she was young… so your teacher didn’t just come out of hell into the earth, cursing everything and everyone? A part of you feel truly surprised, but sadly you don’t have time to think about that, as O’Connell eventually recovers from this short trips to the memory lane, “But I guess that you are not here for that, come on, boy, knowing Beatrice, I am sure she gave you a letter for me, so give it, fast, we don’t have all day to waste!” Nodding, you quickly give the man the letter Beatrice gave you, and the Curator reads it in an instant, before turning to you, “I see… this certainly explains things, so you are here for the Stone Tablet of Promethus, I honestly didn’t have any clue it had this sort of magical value. Well, not really, but when Beatrice just told me to leave it there, I thought it was not that dangerous.” The Curator pauses for a moment, as he takes a moment to level his eyes on you, “Still boy, I am sure you understand who your master is right? So please excuse me as I ask you… what do you plan to do with this priceless artifact? Please be honest with an old man like me.”The Curator probably can’t do anything to really stop you… but you feel that his eyes are judging you, how do you answer? >You will give it to Medea so she can use it to save the world. >You will read it, and use its power to save others. >You will seal it, and toss it to the darkest abyss. >You will destroy it, it’s not meant for humans. >You will use it to summon a demon yourself? >Other?
>>34940037Tackling this one first... that's just right?
>>34940672>Other?>You will read it, then give it to Medea and hope that she seals itI don't know about the rest of you but I intend to read the book before handing it over
>>34940903Sure all for great justice of course
>>34940691WISE UP, Homunculus. I guess it might have been a long time ago for you, but do you remember when we talked about the true great goals for alchemy? They basically boiled down to wanting to kill a god [Creating Longinus], and wanting to become like a god [Creating the Philosopher’s Stone]? Like everything related to these arts, the forbidden arts of creating homunculus are tied to these goals. I am sure that you know, but at its most basic definition, a homunculus is basically an artificially created human, using theories from alchemy. This idea was born from desperation that many alchemists faced as all their attempts at modifying their bodies and ascending into godhood had failed one after another, and every attempt at perfecting the aqua vitae ended in mediocrity. So eventually they asked themselves… if alchemists couldn’t enhance their bodies to become gods… then they would create a body that was perfect from the beginning, and hence they started designing their perfect humans. In other words, they wanted to play god… and failed all the way. Practicing their theories of human transmutation, they designed what they believed were superior beings, but in the end they came up short. Sure, enhanced humans they created surely were superior to normal humans and even the Bronze Saints that fought for Athena, but in the end these artificial humans had a big flaw. A flaw large enough that this art was considered a heresy, and drove the alchemists to a civil war, and lead to the foundations of the Alchemy Warriors and the creation of the White Steel, the Busou Renkin. That flaw is…
… Kouga, if I am not mistaken, isn’t your friend, the Black Tarantula a homunculus? Are you sure you want to hear this from me? From what I understand, your friend, she wanted to tell you this herself… am I not right? Don’t you want to give her a chance to explain this and hear it from her? Ha… I guess Sis is right, and I am still a sentimental fool, but Kouga, I respect your right to do as you please, so I will ask you this just once… do you want me to continue talking about the Homunculus, or do you want to hear it from your friend? Just answer, yes or no? >Yes>No---->Signed, Silber…
>>34940903>>34940924Sorry for the delay... writing.
>>34941083>NoNah mang it's fine she'll tell us when she's readyOr as she's dying depending on the whims of the dice gods
>>34941083>Nolets talk to BT when we have time
>>34941135Killing BT, how horrible! Who do you think I am? Plus we all know who has the biggest Death Flag in this quest... it's the same death flag she had in the original series. Hye
>>34941116You remember that BT asked you something similar to this yesterday, before she joined you… but right now you can’t really remember what exactly you told her, but this time you want to be honest about your intentions. “I plan to analyze and read it, and then give it to my teacher so she can seal it, so it can’t harm anyone. That’s what I plan to do, so do you have a problem with that, Doctor?” From behind you, you hear a soft voice, “I… see…” but you don’t have time to turn around, as the doctor quickly starts talking. “I see, you really remind me of Medea, she used to be just like you, always yearning for knowledge, so I don’t mind you taking the Tablet. Then again, I honestly don’t care what you do with the thing, even if you used to destroy the world, at my age, I find it hard to care about.” Everyone (except BT, who just wants to look at the petrified eagle on top of a bookshelf) glares at the man, but the Doctor just laughs it out, “Ah, please forgive me, I was merely jesting, I hope you can find it in your hearts to forgive an old man like me, so do you want to retrieve the stone table immediately, or do you have some questions you still want to ask me?” A part of you just wants to rush, forward and finish this, but a part of you is curious about what the Doctor knows, surely this man knows that he is giving you a grimoire right? Not only that, but how the grimoire got here is something you could ask about.Plus from the corner of your eyes you can see that Eden wants to ask the man something, probably about his mother, but your stupid prince is too proud to ask? So maybe you can help him or something.
So you… >Ask the Doctor to take you to the Grimoire. >Ask the Doctor about Medea, and surely he can tell you something funny about your teacher? (Do it for Eden?)>Ask the Doctor if he knows how priceless the tablet really is? Does he really want to give it to you just like that? >Ask the Doctor how the stone tablet got here? Who donated it? >Ask the Doctor if he has seen anyone suspicious around here? >Ask the Doctor if Beatrice has come lately… you are oddly curious, and no, you are not hearing Eden’s paranoia… too much. >Other?
>>34941195>>34941135... Good, honestly, I am glad you choose to respect that... I am sure that girl will appreciate your consideration, Kouga. But just a friendly warning... Kouga, if you care about that girl, I hope you are ready to accept everything she is, both the good and the bad. But, I have no doubts about you, up till now you have surpassed all expectations I had for you, so I don't doubt that you will surprise me with how you handle this. So just keep fighting, Kouga, and I hope you can make that girl happy. >Signed, Silber, who is in no way being soft or mushy, or is cheering for a young romance. WRITE IN NEXT WISE UP!
>>34941473>Ask the Doctor about Medea, and surely he can tell you something funny about your teacher? (Do it for Eden?)I knew Vivi was going to be upset since we technically went back on what we told her but I have a plan!
>>34941473>Ask the Doctor about Medea, and surely he can tell you something funny about your teacher? (Do it for Eden?)>Ask the Doctor if he knows how priceless the tablet really is? Does he really want to give it to you just like that? this guy is acting a little strange, we have to make sure there is nothing wrongand we should let Eden listen about his mother, how very nice of us!>>34941532>Calamities and Monsters
>>34941772>>34941730Writing. >>34941772Prinny, I will have to owe you that WISE UP for next time, sorry. So as an apology have an cute pic of a final boss.
“Hey Doctor, can you tell me about my teacher, Medea when she was my age? She never talks about herself all that much, so I feel curious.” You flash the Curator a bright smile and you know you got the man. “Ah, Medea… well, when she was your age… well don’t tell anyone this, because Medea might kill me (and I mean this seriously), but that girl has a soft spot for animals.” Seeing the faces Eden and you are making, the Old man simply laughs, “I know, I know, you wouldn’t expect that from a grouchy girl like Medea, would you? But she really did like animals, maybe some part of her trusted them more than she trusts humans, but surprisingly, she was always gentle with animals, especially cats.I remember how she used to sneak injured cats into my library and asked her friends to help her hide the poor thing from her master. Not that they ever managed to do it properly, that old man was crafty, even I knew that back in the day, so Medea and her partners never had a chance to keep that secret, but her mentor always turned a blind eye on Medea and allowed her to keep her pets… at least for a while. Honestly, I still think that man just enjoying seeing Medea squirm when he tried to find where she hid the animal.” Oh… that must have been adorable, especially with how stern your teacher usually is, you just can see her looking all nervous while this old mage look around her room making her sweet in cold blood. Honestly that would be cute… the mental picture you make of your teacher is so cute that it could kill, so why isn’t Medea this cute anymore? Maybe if she did cute things people wouldn't hate her so much, and she would have some friends or something. >In that moment you understood something... you have to give Medea a cat, or die trying. You need to see her being all soft and cute, it's almost like a mandate from heaven. (And in that moment, your eyes crossed Eden's and you know your friend also shares that noble goal).
>In this moment, the Cute Cat Crusaders where born, for the sake of teaching the grumpy witch Medea happiness, they will give her a cat or die trying. (emphasis on dying)“Well, to be honest even though she had a bad past, Medea was a sweet girl, she just needed some help expressing it, kind of like you, boy. Sadly… she ended up screwing up too much, but that’s a story for another day.” The Doctor stops, and his eyes makes it clear that the conversation is over. “Then, do you have another question, young man?” Seeing how happy Eden looks (it doesn’t show on his face, because a prince can’t show emotions… the idiot, but his eyes, his eyes are shining brightly, and you hope your friend is happy, even though he is a jerk most of the time.) you think this question was worth it, so now what do you ask? >Ask the Doctor to take you to the Grimoire. >Ask the Doctor how he met Medea in the past, if he is not a mage, this feels suspicious… >Ask the Doctor if he knows how priceless the tablet really is? Does he really want to give it to you just like that? >Ask the Doctor how the stone tablet got here? Who donated it? >Ask the Doctor if he has seen anyone suspicious around here? >Ask the Doctor if Beatrice has come lately… you are oddly curious, and no, you are not hearing Eden’s paranoia… too much. >Other?
>>34942740>Ask the Doctor to take you to the Grimoire. >Ask the Doctor if he knows how priceless the tablet really is? Does he really want to give it to you just like that?
>>34942740>Ask the Doctor to take you to the Grimoire. It seems it's time to buy a box of kittens
>>34943167“Doctor, just one question before we go to get the stone tablet, do you know how priceless that thing really is? Are you sure you want to give it to us.” You can’t just ask the man for a grimoire this valuable just like that, it just doesn’t feel fair. Dr. O’Connell doesn’t even bother to take a moment to think before answering, “Even if I didn’t know that the tablet probably has some special properties, it would still be a invaluable artifact from an age long gone. So yes, I can appreciate the value of what I am about to give you, but I also understand that what you are doing is to protect this city, right?” Seeing you nod is all the man needs as he continues with a merry tone in his voice, “Then, that’s enough for me, but if you feel guilty, then I wouldn’t mind if you donated something to the Museum one day in the future, that would be thanks enough for me.” “No, seriously, I really must ask you, why are you doing this?” There is something weird about this guy, everyone who has talked to you about Medea (well only Beatrice… kinda) had only words filled with hate for your teacher, but this man, why isn’t he also mad? Why is he helping you? “Boy, back when I was your age, I got involved in all sorts of adventures (I even saved the world once or twice you know), and I had to borrow priceless artifacts in my age too, so just consider this my own way of passing the favor along, it’s the only thing a man like me can do these days (unless you are fighting a mummy). Plus that tablet is just too troublesome to keep in this museum, it's better if it goes with you.”
>>34943739“I see… then thank you!” Maybe you don’t have to distrust people so much, you feel Medea is wrong, not everyone hates you in this world… maybe even a witch like you can afford to trust people after all. “Hehe, No problem, now let’s go get your tablet, it will be quick!” With that the old archeologists leads your team toward the exhibition hall near the entrance, where the keystone that started this mess is waiting for you. You will secure that Grimoire, and nothing will stop you from doing that. >Kouga Saint of Mars Part 31 END NEXT Time: Fight x Fire x Fate… don’t miss it! [Enter the Angelic Layer!!] With that we finish today’s thread, I am ending this a bit earlier than normal, so I will be able to run tomorrow. So if anyone has some critiques/comments/questions, please leave them and I promise that I will try to answer them as best as I can. It looks like Silberkreuz’s story won, so I will try to prepare the interlude for tomorrow.
>>34943760thanks for running Belkan Sniperalso>Angelic Layerwhy would we deal with fighting dolls marketed for girls? I would rather deal with Gunpla like Beginning Gundam dood
>>34943922You guys will have to wait for tomorrow, but by now you should be aware of the context of that. Well I am going to sleep. Leaving you with this Hard Rock version of the Opening Song: Pegasus Fantasy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BXsItSz0MgI hope everyone enjoys it. Well see you guys tomorrow, I hope I can get Silber's story ready for tomorrow's thread, the story of how the silver flame rose to represent a world of freedom.