"The Fury of the Baron! The rivalry begins!">Previous thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35384672/>OPENING THEME: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-rj8HVW3PQ ("A Stranger I Remain" - MGR OST)>RecapMakoto Kinushima, first round draft pick to Team Raid Wild and the newly monikered Armored Rider Raid, is challenged by Kaito Kumon, the leader of Team Baron, to a one-on-one Inves duel. Given her lockseed's power, Makoto easily wins, defending her team's status and obtaining the Pine Lockseed from Kaito. However, near Ryoji Hase's (the leader of Team Raid Wild) apartment, a portal to the strangely colored forest of the Inves appears, spouting vines and strange fruits into the real world. Makoto finds Hase gravely injured, with his own Sengoku Driver, and manages to save him by the skin of their teeth from the hordes of monsters in the forest. It's revealed that due to the injuries Hase sustained, that he has contracted some form of infection that is growing vines in his body, the "Helheim infection", and Hase is taken to Yggdrasil Corporation's HQ directly to deal with the highly contagious disease. We've left off with Makoto at the front doors of Yggdrasil, with questions to ask the big guards who are blocking the doors to Yggdrasil...Quest is kicking off at 11 AM EST, please stay tuned!
>>35541637Why make a thread now if you're gonna start an hour and a half later?
>>35541697Only half an hour from now, and it's to make sure I have the thread ready to go. Also to gauge participants and interest.
>>35541707Nigger, nobody does that, a good quest gathers players on it's on, provided it's on when most people are here.
>>35541722on it's ownfuck
>>35541707You have my interest, though unfortunately I'll have to leave about an hour in so that I can get to class. Still, I'll enjoy what parts of it I can catch. I'm looking forward to fighting Mr. Banana. Oh, Baron. You have the stupidest looking Lockseed, don't you?
>>35541707I'm always interested Sagara.
>>35541812>Stay a while friend, and I will tell you a tale.>>35542011>Hey there, you~ <3>QUEST BEGINYou are Makoto Kinushima, second in command of Team Raid Wild, and currently you are experiencing an unknown emotion to date.Mortal, cold fear.Ryoji Hase's been wheeled in a self-contained quarantine unit into the Yggdrasil Corporation's headquarters, similarly self-contained hazard suited doctors and nurses having rushed him off. The Helheim infection, as they called it, was being treated on the same levels as Ebola or otherwise highly infectious diseases, and the big men in suits and gas masks aren't doing anything to help you be reassured that Hase will be fine. Given the vines growing in his wounds, and everything... would Hase recover? Was there a cure for this? Too many questions were bouncing through your fatigued mind, most all of them dealing with just how to deal with the situation in front of you.You take a moment to breathe deeply, and formulate your plan of action. You could ask the guards about what the hell's going on, but you have no way of knowing about their potential for assuaging your brain. Alternatively, it might be worth coming back later...>Ask questions to the guards [write in]>Relent and leave the area>Try to push past the guards>Other [write in]>Typical rules apply, first to 5 or best within 10 minutes.
>>35542069>>Ask questions to the guards [write in]>>Try to push past the guards"Why can't I go in with him? I promise I'll stay out of the way or whatever, besides I'm the one who found him. What happens if whatever happened rubbed off on me, shouldn't you keep me in a waiting room at least just in case?"
>>35542069>Relent and leave the areaThere's not much we can do right now, and trying to push past them would likely cause more problems.
>>35542069>Ask questions to the guards [write in]"Just tell me one thing, okay, and then I'll stop bothering you: Is this survivable? They wouldn't be trying to treat him if there wasn't at least some hope, right?"
>>35542094>>35542146>>35542182Combining these options for the response, working on reply now.
>Kamen Rider QuestI hope this doesn't end like the Decade one.
>>35542202You do your best to try to dodge and dart around the guards, but as you might expect by guards of such a powerful company, they easily block your path every time. They take no action against you, not even trying to restrain you, but you can tell they are serious. You huff in frustration.>"Why can't I go in with him? I promise I'll stay out of the way or whatever, besides I'm the one who found him. What happens if whatever happened rubbed off on me, shouldn't you keep me in a waiting room at least just in case?"you plead, but the guards remain mostly impassive."Ma'am, we understand your frustration, but we cannot let you pass. The Yggdrasil Corporation puts the medical safety of its patients as its top priority, especially with dealing with the Helheim infection. To bring you in such close vicinity with him in this state could result in your infection as well, if you have any open wounds or the like."You are currently IN ONE PIECE at the moment, thanks to your quick thinking wiht equipping the Driver, and you feel HEALTHY. You huff again, and in a quieter voice:>"Just tell me one thing, okay, and then I'll stop bothering you: Is this survivable? They wouldn't be trying to treat him if there wasn't at least some hope, right?"The guards nod. "It depends on the patient himself, but yes, there is hope. In the meantime, we ask that you give him space until the patient is deemed able to receive visitors."You feel that for now, you've gotten all you can out of the guards, so you take off on foot back towards your district of the city. There's another problem, however - now that Hase's been hospitalized for an unknown period of time, who is going to lead the Raid Wild?>You, given your position as defacto second in command>Another of the team members, given they've been with the team longer>Other [write in]
>>35542295>Grab a couple of the most senior members and hash it out with them.
>>35542295>Other [write in]We'll talk it over with the team, decide it as a group. Text everyone the news about Hase, we'll meet up in the morning to discuss it.
>>35542295Hold a vote. One does not simply elect herself as leader; she must let the group choose her.More importantly, someone else might start getting ideas about Makoto doing this on purpose or something if she takes the leader spot by force. Might as well do it the right way so that we can avoid it.
>>35542295>Other [write in]Talk it over with the team. Hase being hospitalized so suddenly after we joined can get some weird looks if we elect ourself leader.
>>35542318>>35542321>>35542331>>35542367Votes counted, working on reply now.
>>35542295Voting is a good idea. I think we'll still be picked as we're de facto second in command as stated by Hase, so people will probably respect that. But if someone has been burning for the spot, they can speak up.Course, we should still screen them to make sure they're not evil incarnate.
I just wonder how this is going to affect Warren Statesman's plans. Hase getting infected like this could wind up changing a lot.
>>35542419>>35542422As you're walking through the chilly streets, silently cursing that you didn't bring a hoodie or something else to keep you warm, you mull over your options. Given that Hase's hospitalized, it could be easy to claim leadership via hierarchy. But you're not only the new kid, but also new to what could be a complicated leadership succession or something. Raid Wild's in need of everyone to participate in this kind of decision, not just yourself.You pull out your phone and send a mass text to the members of Raid Wild:>[TEXT] Yo, this is Makoto. Hase's in the hospital at the moment, we retrieved him successfully but he's in the care of Yggdrasil for an unknown period of time. We need to talk about who is going to take over for Hase in the meantime.Over the course of your walk, you arrange a meetup at Drupers to discuss the next step for Raid Wild. You're not sure if the Helheim infection is going to be something that'll be worth spreading on the Hotline, given that this could immediately set off a panic about the Inves Game and its participants. But the world's going to know eventually about the forest behind the portals, if everything's going the way you are envisioning...You meet up with the other members of Raid Wild, including Yusei, at Drupers. Not everyone comes in at the same time, given the sudden-ness of the text and call to arms, but that's to be expected. Wasting no time, you detail what happened in the Forest, the wounds Hase had gotten (not too much detail) and that without Hase here, nor being able to communicate with the team, it's left without a leader. One of the older members, wearing a yellow bandana around his head, speaks up.>"Are ye sayin' we're ta vote for you, or are ya bein' clear with us here? Not gonna lie, it's mighty suspicious, even with Yusei-chan's testimony here...">Response? [write in]
>>35542577>"I'm being as clear as I can be. I didn't put Hase in the hospital, and I want you guys to trust me. You can vote for whoever you want to lead, and I won't force you to choose me."
>>35542577>"I'm being clear as crystal, and I'm not saying to vote for me, I'm saying we need to choose someone to take over while Hase is gone. I'd prefer if one of the older and more experienced members took over rather than myself."
>>35542577>I know it's suspicious, that's why we're voting.>Our new leaders up to the crew, and if you guys think I'm not good for it I won't argue.
>>35542577"Look, I'm not trying to pull some power play. I don't care who leads the team, just that it holds together until Hase gets better. Speaking of which, does anyone know if he has any family we should call? I don't think he's in any state to give the doctors his emergency contact information."
>>35542641>>35542647>>35542655>>35542683>>35542714Responses counted, will reply momentarily. (Getting lunch and making progress on a school report)
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35542740Luck roll incoming.
>>35542915Luck roll counted.Need 4 more 1d10 rolls to determine luck and success rate for the thread.
Rolled 3 (1d10)>>35542740Here we go
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35542943Okay.
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35542915
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35542943Here we go.
>>35542997>>35542980>>35542974>>35542962>>35542915Average luck is 6, continuing.>"Look, I know it looks suspicious, espcially given the timing and everything. But you can ask the EMTs that were there, and Yusei himself - I'm being as clear as I can be. I didn't put Hase in the hospital, and I want you guys to trust me. I'm not aiming for leading the team, which is why I proposed a vote - I don't really care /who/ leads the team, just that it holds together until Hase-kun gets better."Your voice isn't loud, but the impact behind your words can be felt. An authority and power you weren't aware you could effect is clear to hear and see, as you see the team - Honda, the big guy with the yellow bandana and eldest besides Hase; Yusei, the young newbie; Sakai, the culinary student and "middle child"; Yukio, the self-professed "dance otaku" - process your words. You continue.>"Anyone can be nominated, one vote per person. Nothing complicated. I won't force you to choose me, as I'd rather one of the older and more experienced members took over rather than myself. I'm kinda fuckin' new at this, y'know."You laugh, but it feels hollow. People are still quiet, as they mull over who exactly they'd vote for... Yukio pulls up his phone, and brings up a quick poll app, which he hands to each person to fill out. Your turn comes around, and you choose to vote for:>Yourself>Yusei>Yukio>Honda>Sakai
>>35543132>Honda.Becoming leader would take this quest in a different direction. Besides, it's better to have a leader to get mission directions from.
>>35543268>>35543256>>35543201>>35543209>>35543188>>35543293Votes counted, Honda is the majority. Please wait.
>>35543306You press the button for selecting Honda, and hand the phone back. The team's a bit nervous, as you'd expect, but soon enough Yukio delivers the results:>You: 2>Honda: 3Honda is declared the leader, much to his surprise and embarassment. He laughs a bit, but accepts. However, he turns to you abruptly. >"Look kiddo, I ain't gonna apologize for bein' suspicious. Raid Wild was Hase's baby, an' we ain't meanin' no harm to ya, but forgive us if we ain't openin' up so quickly. We're a buncha old souls, just gotta give us time, y'know?"His accent reminds you of Kansai a bit, but you nod along. You didn't really think you could handle the responsibility of leading Raid Wild successfully, especially with what you've been going through on your own. >"However."He speaks up again, intertwining his fingers and holding his hands against his stomach, and turning to the group at large.>"That ain't mean yer out or nothin'. Y're kinda our star, here, Kinushima, so we'll need you now more than ever. I ain't much of a fighter, nor am I as skilled at dancing as y'all are. We need ta stick together in the name and honor of Hase. We're second place right now, and we've got a tournament coming up here soon. Need ta keep focused, we can win this shit."The group nods, concurring. Honda, however, seems to be thinking. It's pretty clear that he doesn't quite know the next step that Raid Wild needs to take to cement their place in the leaderboard, perhaps you could step in with a suggestion?>[Combat] Focus on elimination and humiliation of Baron>[Supply] Focus more on obtainment of Lockseeds and funds to support Raid Wild>[Alliance] Try collaborating with other teams >[Fortify] Focus on practicing and gaining skill>[Other] write in----------------------------------------------------->Any questions for Honda or the team at large?
>>35543306>oldest guy wins solely because he's older.Glad I never accused /tg/ of being innovative.
>>35543565[Intel] The scene's changing. Find out everyone's next moves even before they do.
>>35543565>>[Fortify] Focus on practicing and gaining skill
>>35543565>[Fortify] Focus on practicing and gaining skillRaid Wild should always have their Armored Rider training. Under a bridge. With a dummy made of scrap that shoots water.Also. Wasn't there someone drawing Armored Rider Raid ?
>>35543716Aren't the Drivers hardcoded to the first person that wears them? If that's the case, it wouldn't do much good to train the entire team.Unless you meant Makoto training, in which case I deeply apologize
>>35543716Regarding the person drawing Armored Rider Raid, she's drawing it, but she can't post it until later. She will be posting it, however. >>35543716>>35543701>>35543628Answers received, fortify is selected, reply coming soon.
while he's writing, anyone got any ideas for other lockseed weapons that haven't been covered yet? Last thread someone mentioned:>Starfruit>Lychee>Cherry normal>almond>raspberryThere's also papaya, guava, passionfruit, tamarind, etc. Even cantaloupe, apple, etc.
>>35543873Pomegranate - Pomegrenade Launcher
>>35543777You pipe up to Honda as he's thinking:>"Are you thinking of what to do next, boss?"He nods, frowning a bit. Apparently he didn't realize just how expressive he was in this mode. >"Why not just turtle down for a while? No need to go crazy, especially without Hase here. Let's focus on training and practice our dancing for the tournament - we don't need to focus on the Inves right now."He nods, scratching his stubbly chin. >"You do have a point, we're not really in any position to make demands here. Anyone have any protests or somethin' against Kinushima's proposal?"The team shakes their head collectively, and he nods.>"Then it's decided, we'll keep it conservative for now. No funny business, let's not damage our chances at overwhelming Baron. We've got a week or so. We'll practice hard. Got it?" Again the team nods, which he nods back. >"Kinushima, it might be worth seein' if you can't get more practice with your Driver weapon thing. Who knows what could happen next, who knows--"The Beat Rider Hotline rings true across the TVs in Drupers, and DJ Sagara's call of "HELLOOOOOOOOO ZAWAME CITY AND ALL YOU BEAT RIDERS" can be heard. Everyone's head turns to the TV.>Continued.
>>35544093Hold on a second, guys, I need to finish this assignment for school before continuing. Please hold on for a few more minutes.>tfw college during quests
>>35543873Lychee was described as having "explosive tendencies, relies on lots of hits instead of power". That and the shape of a lychee nut makes me think it's weapon would be something like a cluster bomb.Starfruit was "extremely powerful but extremely unstable, highly not recommended for new Inves Game players", so I'm thinking it would be some exotic and hard to control weapon. Maybe a giant boomerang shuriken deal, to fit with the fruit's shape?Cherry looks to me like it would naturally fit a bola, especially given that the cherry Energy Lockseed's finisher attack involves two cherries on their stems wrapping around and crushing the target. Almond...I think the best fit for almond would be a spear, with a wide oval blade looking like a slice of almond meat.Raspberry would be similar to lychee, I'd assume. The two fruits look similar enough.Oh, and cantaloupe and apple are canon fruits, both of them producing shields. Apple comes with a sword that slots into the shield for storage, cantaloupe requires the Rider to have their own sword like our Musou Saber.
>>35544312Cherry Bolas could either be really good or really bad. I'd imagine a gladiator style appearance to the Rider that uses it, but would it be used like Joseph Joestar's clackers?
>>35544344The Cherry base suit was supposed to have Viking stylings.Durian had a gladiator theme, as did Gridon.
>>35544409Doesn't matter for us, though. We seem to have taken Gaim's place, so we'll likely wind up with something like Jimber Cherry.
>>35544464Did GM specify that we're taking Kouta's place, or is that just an assumption given Gaim himself not being present.
>>35544496Sagara didn't specify anything.But I am presuming that things we don't touch go chiefly the same way.And Yuya has already gone missing.So I expect that Kouta will get his Driver. Plus he still would have Micchy and everything he brings to the table.However, I also presume still only 7 Sengoku drivers on the table, so we are taking the place of /somebody/. Shown or hinted belts so far are us, Hase, Yuya and Kaito.It may be Micchy, as we are taking Baron's heat upon us rather than them focusing on Gaim so he has a little less reason to grab a belt. He still may, though.It may be Joey or Oren as the late arrivals.
>>35544496An assumption, Sagara likes keeping things vague. Kouta is still around, we just haven't run into him yet.
>>35544634Hopefully he'll shake up the plot if we try to steal his role. I can see Kouta doing some real off the wall shit.
>>35544093>CONTINUING.The Beat Rider Hotline today is fairly tame, aside from the mention that the Inves Game is growing in popularity and reliance. While the upcoming All Beat Rider tournament will strictly be dance only, to ensure fairness, Sagara does mention that actual cash money is being put on the Inves Games, both with betting and actual cash transactions between teams. If anything, this has intensified the competition between teams, as people's livelihoods are now on the line.You note that the system still counts killing Inves that were participating in the Inves game as victories, so the thought occurs to you - perhaps you can take extra fights to earn money for Raid Wild? You put it to the side for now, as Honda's the one who's giving orders, not you.For now.>Anything else you want to do before ending the day? [Write in]
>>35544872Check on any news about what the other big teams might be up too
>>35544994Vote noted, seeing if there's any other responses before continuing.
>>35545074Scouting sounds fine.
>>35544872Check on other teams. And get some food with someone. We should build our relationships with teammates. Honda already thought we were suspicious.
>>35544872Like >>35545207 suggested, maybe work on those social skills ? Talk with someone. How about Sakai or Yukio ?
>>35545207>>35545265[X] Get food with SakiHe's an aspiring chef, right?
>>35545198>>35545207>>35545265>>35545295Votes noted, will process soon. Had to move computers for class.
>>35545371>hang out with Sakai>Check on other teamsThe team splits off to do their own thing, but you bug the unassuming Sakai about if he's free to spend some time together. He shrugs, and offers to walk with you back to your house. Sakai, full name Akano Sakai, isn't someone that makes conversation easy with him. Not because he's not interested in talking, but because he's kind of quiet in the first place. He opens up after some difficulty, once you engage him regarding food-related topics. Though it's very clear there's some social awkwardness on his end.>"Food's one of those things," he says, "where it's always necessary to not only keep people involved, but always improve and enhance. I know it isn't, y'know, dancing or anything, but it's something that I feel is necessary... i mean..."You grab a simple bite to eat with Sakai (at his recommendation) as you walk home with him. Sakai's smiling by the time you part ways, but you feel that you at least got to know him a little better.You get home, and check the current team ratings and news, and find the following:>Baron's working harder than ever to reclaim their place in the top 3.>Invitto and Severe Beat are squabbling over territory.>Gaim's starting to struggle with the apparent loss of both Yuya and Kouta as dancers, relying more on Inves fights. Rankings still place raid wild at 2nd, with Gaim beginning to slip and Baron coming closer to challenging for your position. There's not much movement on the lower teams, aside from Invitto now starting to threaten Baron.>End the day? [Y/N]
>>35545710>YBit off topic, but thanks for listening to my request to post on /krg/, OP.And for following me back on twitter too, even if I barely use it
>>35545710>YGotta be in top form with the match against Baron.
>>35545749>>35545821>>35545860>>35545916Votes counted, writing reply.
>>35545965Apologies for the slow writing, by the way, I'm currently stuck in class and trying to balance between classwork and this is kind of difficult. >>35545821No worries bro :)
>>35546034No worries, I'm in the same situation. It's why I'm responding to your post more than fifteen minutes after you made it.
>>35545965>The next day...Today is one of those days where there's almost no passion to do anything. A thunderstorm is darkening the sky, making you think it's nearly nighttime by the time your alarm goes off, throwing off your energy this morning. Doesn't also help that the lights are off... did your parents forget to pay the rent or something? Perhaps they were gone for the day. The rain is soothing, though.You know the following:>Karate practice at the community center is today, rain or shine>There are job openings around Zawame City that have been posted on bulletin boards around the city>Raid Wild isn't planning to practice today as of now, but that can change.The day is free to you today? What do you want to do?>choose from the above, or [write in]
>>35546348>>There are job openings around Zawame City that have been posted on bulletin boards around the city
>>35546348>>Karate practice at the community center is today, rain or shineHonda wants us to practice with the Driver, this might help with that.
>>35546348But rainy days lead to beef bowls.>There are job openings around Zawame City that have been posted on the bulletin boards around the cityBut we need money first. Also, we might find interesting side stories.
>>35546348>There are job openings around Zawame City that have been posted on bulletin boards around the city
>>35546348>Karate practice at the community center is today, rain or shineWe need to know how to actually fight instead of just relying on the suit for everything. That's how you wind up like Baron. At no point should Makoto ever think that a mace is a stabbing weapon.
>>35546348>Karate practice at the community center is today, rain or shine
>>35546348>There are job openings around Zawame City that have been posted on bulletin boards around the cityLooking for a job is a fine tradition of Zawame-dwelling protagonists.
>>35546348>Karate practice at the community center is today, rain or shineGotta keep up with it or we'll start getting rusty with our skills.
>>35546406We still have money saved up from not getting any Lock Seeds when prompted, and those take a pretty penny so I imagine it's not exactly a paltry sum.
>>35546348>Job openingsEither there are pastry chefs who aren't looking for aquarius boys, or bird watchers looking for the majestic Hase bird. I am ok with the possibilities.
>>35546348>There are job openings around Zawame City that have been posted on bulletin boards around the cityLet's try to land a job. In a bar. Maybe even a Fruit Bar.Or even a pastry shop. Even a Patisserie.Or anything to fill the day, really.
>>35546534never hurts to keep that savings just for other Lockseeds. Besides, girl's gotta eat/fund other hobbies.But yeah,
Sorry for the wait, i'm back on my own computer.Job openings seems to win by 6-4 (holy shit a lot of replies) so next reply will go from there.
>>35546710Sure. But let's not skip karate classes over it, especially not now that it's apparent we need to git gud at combat if this shit keeps up.Plus, if we have a semblance of training, Oren might not hate us as much as the other 'amateurs' when he shows up.
>>35546639>pastry chefs who aren't looking for aquarius boysSpeaking of, I've been looking at some zodiac personality descriptions for whenever we meet Oren and it looks like Makoto fits Cancer the most. I wonder how he feels about Cancers.
>>35546711You decide that while today might not be that pretty outside, there's still work to be done. Specifically, actually finding a job. Fighting and participating in the dance battles may be a great pastime, but you do need to start looking for ways to pay the rent. Your parents haven't started asking, but it's better to start making progress towards that instead of being blindsided by the question.With trusty umbrella in hand, you start making your way down to where most of the commercial businesses are in Zawame, following the clues and leads from the half-soaked bulletin boards. Good thing these things are typically hidden under overhangs, otherwise most everything on there would be lost. You browse around, looking specifically for places that have anything resembling "Help Wanted" or "Now Hiring", and this is what you find:>Waitress/barista at a pastry shop >Page at a library>Administrative assistant for a branch of Yggdrasil>BabysitterWhile these all sound rather interesting, and well paying, there's many more potential jobs out there. You could spend more of the day looking for more specific jobs if you want, but you may miss Karate practice.>Choose from the above, or [Reroll]
>>35546917>>Administrative assistant for a branch of YggdrasilTime for corporate espionage.
>>35546917>WaitressGossip might be easier because people assume the waiter isn't listening. Besides, I doubt we could move very much in a Yggdrasil branch.
>>35546917>Waitress/barista at a pastry shop
>>35546917>Waitress/barista at a pastry shop.If anything else I want to be there when acorn boy puts on the dress.
>>35546917>Waitress/barista at a pastry shopAs if there was any doubt
>>35547029>WaitressGossip is always good
>>35547029>>35547040>>35547062>>35547094>>35547128Waitress selected, Oren time~Reply coming soon, fellow Riders.
>>35547177I await the response to see what happens... and if Mikoto will get a male waiter outfit.
>>35547177The main pastry shop in town is a shop by the name of Charmant, which has a bit of a history to it. Its owner, a certain Oren Pierre Alfonso (despite not looking French at all), has a reputation for being both overly flamboyant and, in some cases, very quick to anger. As it turns out, the help wanted sign in his window came shortly after an employee stormed out, nearly covered head to toe in tea. You gulp in nervousness. You don't have much in the way of skill with pastries, you know how to make coffee. But this Oren guy sounds extremely dangerous...You walk in, looking at the cafe itself. It's colored in chocolate and cream, and the smell of fresh pastry is almost intoxicating. It's something you can get used to, but this Oren guy is nowhere to be found - or at least, his legendarily bombastic personality. There are a few of the employees behind the glass counters, who greet you.>"I'm here for an interview for the waitress position?" you inquire, not entirely sure where to inquire. >"Oh, yeah, uh, just give me a second,"one of the employees says in response, walking behind the counter to the entrance to the kitchen.>"Hey boss, that girl's here about the waitress interview--"The employee starts, before the strangest... man? You're pretty sure he's a man... slips into view. He's wearing a turban, a frilled sleeveless shirt, armbands... wearing makeup? Was this guy the owner of Charmant?>"I ask you, /kindly/, refer to me as patissier," he responds. There's no raise of his voice, but damn if he wasn't intimidating.>Response?
>>35547577Well for starters, calling him a patssier will probably be a good idea. He doesn't seem like the sort to like flattery, so being honest about our intention would be good. We do work hard and have quite a bit of dedication to our craft... what with how we kept doing the same thing for four years in the hopes of getting in. I think those are good points.
>>35547577"Um... excuse me, 'patissier'? I noticed you were looking for a waitress?"
>>35547577"I, uh.""AHEM. I was interested in working here, patissier.">>35547718That too. Good work ethic is a plus.
Just make sure you sound like a Professional.
>>35547764In a way, we kinda are. Dedication to our goal, Knowing when to back off and when to charge in and calling out tactics that smear what we do. Probably not a full professional, but we are certainly not wishy washy.
>>35547718>>35547744>>35547753You stand up straight and speak clearly, intending to at least affect the appearance of knowing what you're doing.>"I was interested in working here, patissier, if you would have me." The man steps around the younger employee, eyes nearly boring into you with scrutiny as he looks you over. You tried dressing at least somewhat put together, with a button up shirt and nice pants, but given the exuberance of his own clothing you worried it wouldn't match up. With a sudden move, he tilts up your chin with a finger, getting a better look at you. Clearly this man doesn't know you from the news, which is refreshing - but it does make the job of trying to appeal to him that much harder. >"What's your birthday, lad?"he asks, without breaking a step. If you didn't know any better, you could swear this man was a dancer at some point in time.>Response? [writein]
>>35547916>"July the 25th, sir."Leo master race.
>>35547916Fug, forgot picture.And just realized the choice is a bit broad, so feel free to pick any of the 12 normal zodiac signs.
>>35547916May 21Gemini a best
More importantly, what's our blood type?
>>35547949>>35547966Two votes for Leo so far, waiting on a few more.
>>35547916June 22. The day after Summer Solstice and the first day of being Cancer.. which fits her personality.
>>35547996July 7th is Cancer.
>>35547996...July 7th is Cancer. Leo is starting from July 22nd.Also. Vote for Cancer.
>>35547978July 7 is cancer my friend. June 22 July 23.
>>35548056>>35548055>>35548043>>35548041>>35548018Whoops, messed that up. Shows you how much I personally know about horoscopes. Replying soon, Cancer accepted.
>>35548043Also, we can do a 'BIG MEATY CLAWS' joke with cancer.
>>35548081We Makoto crab, friend of the Hase bird.
>>35548141Fuck it, I'm bored:Forming a mutualistic relationship, the Hase bird (Ichigeki winklebonkjeep) and the Makoto crab (Protagonistus femini) stay close after the bird selects one crab from a group, following a ritualistic dance. The crab helps disguise the bird from predators, while the bird gives the crab incredibly high social standing among other members of its clade. Their predators include the common household Inves, as well as all members of the Baronus family.They share a common diet, consisting of pinecones, dragonfruit, pineapples, and the fruit of the rare "Helheim" vine.
>>35548077You look him back in the eyes, trying ot maintain your composure, and respond:>"July 7th, sir."He makes a "not bad" face, or at least what you assume to be one, and lets go of your chin. The man smells like fresh baked sweet bread, not surprisingly, but he seems to be relaxing. He walks over to one of the tables in the quiet cafe, offers you a seat. You comply, not as nervous as you were before, but still quite apprehensive about the interview.>"So, you do know that this isn't a job for the weak-hearted or flaky, correct?" he inquires. You nod, before he continues.>"This cafe, the pastries and sweets we make, and the people in it, are extremely important to me. I can't be having people working for me who aren't willing to put in the time and effort to make this little shop of mine flourish. The last guy that came in for an interview just didn't fit the part, sadly, but when you're as unstylish as he is, it can't be helped. Your role would be to bus tables, make coffee and drinks, and such. Basically manning the front of the store, and so on. Can you do this?">Yes>No
>>35548502YES SIRRIGHT ON
>>35548502YES YES YES
>>35548502>YesWhat could possibly go wrong?
>>35548664Well he did call us Lad. I can just imagine her later on in the series being more and more like a guy.
>>35548525>>35548558>>35548590>>35548647>>35548664You nod. "Yes."He smiles. >"Good, so you can start tomorrow, yes? I do need to get you fitted for your uniform, after all."You shake his hand, and obtain contact information, light-hearted. If nothing else, you've gotten more stuff to do during the day. Beats sitting at home and just browsing the internet, that's for sure.>Acquired job at Charmant!Now that you've landed yourself a job successfully, it's time to wander off towards karate practice! If you want to participate, you'd better make your way down there fast, at least if you want to get changed and be ready to go!>Continued...
Sweet. Time for Sengoku quest!
>>35548768Karate practice goes fairly well, nothing outstanding or noteworthy really happens during it. Most of the participants don't feel like they're all the way into it, mainly because of the rain and depressing weather outside. You seem to stand out from the crowd, mainly because of the prior news you received.>Your skill in martial arts has reached "novice"!Once you get home from work, however, Yusei's waiting outside. He's got worry in his eyes as he speaks up, not even waiting for a greeting.>"So much for keeping quiet and down low this week. There's been a sighting of another Armored Rider, this time representing Team Gaim."This freaks you out a bit, as you hadn't even seen any news about this. You scramble for your phone, only to see that in the effort to make a good impression you had left it on silent and hadn't turned it back on. When you do, you see many different notifications from Raid Wild, as well as a recording of the last Beat Rider Hotline. Indeed, there was another reported sighting of an Armored Rider, clad in blue and orange. No one knows anything about who he is, other than he seems to be supporting Team Gaim, hence the name Armored Rider Gaim. His weapon appears to be a saber, like yours, but with a second sword shaped like a slice of an orange. And apparently, this Armored Rider personally helped Gaim retake huge chunks of territory from Baron, Invitto, and even knocking some of the smaller teams down to last place. Whoever this Gaim rider was, he wasn't anything to fuck with. He even demolished a Berserker Inves which broke free from a fight between Gaim and Baron, in Kaito's desperate attempt to start reclaiming territory. >Look for more information on this Gaim character>Pass it off as nothing and retire for the night>Other [write in]
>>35549074>Look for more information on this Gaim characterWho might be this mysterious fruity warrior ?We just don't know.So let's find out.
>>35549074>Look for more information on this Gaim characterThis new guy is using his power in the Invess game instead of just keeping outbreaks down. That's going to be problematic.Goddamnit Kouta, keeping Armored Riders unassociated from playing in the game could've completely ruined the scapegoat plan.
>>35549074>Look for more information on this Gaim characterHe's going to be a big threat so we need to know all we can about him before he challenges us.
>>35549074Seems like Baron is the second banana for today.Let's take a peek at this Gaim fellow.
>>35549074>Look for more information on this Gaim character
>>35549141>>35549168>>35549174>>35549175>>35549210>>35549221Not knowing anything about this new rider, plus the lack of information available, researching this guy will be difficult. There are a couple possible places to look for more information:>Drupers, to ask around or contact Sid>Free Performance Zone, to contact teams>Other [write in]
>>35549273The Free Performance Zone's still our turf, right? Let's go there.
>>35549273FPZ. I doubt Sid would tell us anything anyway.Not without force anyway.
>>35549273>Free Performance Zone, to contact teamsSid more and likely wouldn't tell us, or be so vague that it'd be useless.
>>35549273>Free Performance Zone, to contact teamsI mean. Sid only provides the belt. We really don't know who could've ended up with it.It's not like anyone here knows who would be that pearless samurai.
>>35549273Cut out the middle man and CHALLENGE TEAM GAIM. If he don't show you can at least ask team Gaim about who he is. And explain the dangers of using experimental weapons/safety devices in dance offs.
>>35549074While DJ is writing, here is what I have so far with regards to the design of Dragonfruit Arms. Let me know what you think. Constructive critisism and suggestions is more than welcome! (Sorry for the poor quality pic, I'm not at home to use my scanner, so phone pic it is.)
>>35549605Looks okay. I think you could stand to be a bit more out there with the design, unless you think we're going to get final forms of it
>>35549323>>35549324>>35549328>>35549388You and Yusei make your way to the Free Performance Zone, the rain starting to fade away to a drizzle. Driver and Lockseed with you, the walk is a bit more dramatic than you anticipated. It's not long of a walk, but the mass of umbrellas that you see at the Zone tell you that something's up. You weren't notified of any battles at the FPZ, especially when it's your territory, so what was everyone doing here??You muscle your way through the crowd to see a dance crew that you didn't expect to see - Baron, led by Kaito, who's madder than ever. All of the red-suited dancers are resolutely standing upon the stage, arms crossed. Oh hell no.>"Kinushima Makoto," Kaito announces. >"You're just in time. We were about to issue a formal challenge once more to you - this time for keeps."It's only Yusei and you this time around, and you don't see any of Raid Wild here - but the gathering of people betrays that this might have been something specifically marketed under the radar. A protest, perhaps?>"This stage rightfully belongs to Baron, and we formally challenge you to the rights to this territory. If you refuse, you legally have forfeited the territory to us.">response? [write in]
>>35549647"Fuck the po-lease! And since when was any of this legal?""But if you really want to fight, be my guest, Baron!"
>>35549647"I'm not here for Raid Wild. I'm just here representing myself. I'll fight if you want, but don't expect to get anything if you win."
>>35549605Damn, looks good! You drawing the punch-dagger/claw too?>>35549647Tell Yusei to let the team know what's going on, then what >>35549749 said
>>35549647"I guess Baron must be getting desperate... Is Gaim getting to you?"
>>35549647"Raid Wild is not here for the moment. I'm alone. I'll accept your challenge, but not as a representative of my team."Tell Yusei to text the team about this too.>>35549605That looks nice. Gotta ask tho. Is our Armored Rider a uh. "Japanese" style (Seiyah) or "Chinese" style (Hiii) ? Since we have a... loincloth, it looks closer to chinese so.Also, things start to pick up as i go sleep. Damn.
>>35548470>Ichigeki winklebonkjeepI'm going to assume that this is the reason Hase got beat up so bad by the Inves. Because in this universe he is Winklebonkjeepjeep instead of Kurokage, and the Doodlenoodlebooper just isn't an effective enough weapon.
>>35549812Japanese style if I remember.
>>35549605I really like the design. The back scales look really cool.I am amused by how the helm looks like it has Go Nagai style mutton chops.>>35549647Ask Yusei to tell the team what's going on, then say this in a firm way. >>35549749
>>35549735>>35549749>>35549766>>35549771>>35549812You look over to Yusei and ask, "Let the team know about this, I don't want to blindside them." He nods and pulls out his phone, tapping away, as you return your attention to Kaito. Stepping forward out of the crowd, your voice rings clear.>"Raid Wild isn't currently here, I'm here representing myself. This is fairly desperate measures for a man who treasures integrity and strength... something that Zack or Peco would do, sounds like.">"OOOOOOOOOOOH"goes the crowd, as you continue.>"Is that new Gaim guy getting to you?"Kaito "tch"es, not responding verbally. But judging by his reaction, it's visibly shaken him more than enough to influence his actions. >"Fine, fine, it's your loss. I'll accept your challenge, but don't expect to get anything if you win. I don't even think this kind of challenge is legal - hell, when did this even have rules for challenges and such?">"It's common sense," he responds. "Someone challenges your position, you rise up to the challenge or be walked over. The strong rule, the weak perish. The truth of this world."Common sense that he himself didn't observe, clearly. You sigh, shifting a bit and standing under the drizzle.>"So how you want to do this? Dancer to dancer, or what? If we're gonna go West Side Story, at lea--"Your sentence is cut short by the device he draws from the inside of his pocket. Another Sengoku Driver. >Continued.
>>35549941Guy who wrote that here, I'm tempted to make this my headcanon too.Pic related for those who don't know what we're talking about
>>35550070Well, now that makes much more sense.it was never not canon
>>35549812It's Japanese-styled. >>35550031The crowd is shocked as he hops off of the stage, Kaito beginning to monologue with passion and even fury in his voice.>"You do not know what it means to be truly strong yet. You swing around a weapon with which you know so very little of how to wield it effectively, and through what kind of luck, folly or trickery you employ, you manage to be a victor. If you cannot face a challenge in the name of your team, in the name of your leader, then you do not deserve to ever be called 'strong'."IF there was ever a man to drive you up a wall with his self-righteous, arrogant behavior, it was this Kaito Kumon himself. The more he talked, the more you wanted to punch him in the face, Rider or not. You weren't sure if this was intentional from his end, given his ruthlessness, or if this was him voicing his feelings, but no matter what it was, it was pissing you off.He places the Driver against his hips, forming the belt around him. The faceplate shows a far more knight-like appearance, red and gold. From within his jacket, he also draws another A-Class Lockseed - golden yellow bananas decorating it.>"Let me show you how to truly wield strength beyond your imagination, Kinushima Makoto. No more games, a true duel.">"Henshin."He clicks open the Lockseed, it saying "BANANA!" A little twirl of the Lockseed on his right hand's index finger, and he slams the Lock into the Driver. A zipper portal appears over him, dropping down what looks to be a metallic banana from the other side of the portal, and he starts walking forward. A flick of the lever, and the motions appear in place. (http://youtu.be/8qMhRONmAT8?t=16m48s)The armor drops, the belt chimes "BANANA ARMS! KNIGHT OF SPEAR!" and he stands, spear in hand and staring directly at you. It is clear he is intending not just to show off.>Response?
>>35550301"The fiery babe of justice - Makoto Kinushima - is taking to the stage! I'll punish evildoers with my flame of Justice! Hen-shin".
>>35550301"Seriously? You're going to give a dramatic speech about strength while wearing...that? Wow. I mean, at least my armor tries to work the dragonfruit motif in naturally. You're wearing bananas on your head. Well, you certainly have the confidence to back up your claims, Kumon."And then we transform.
>>35550301"I always knew you were a second banana Kaito!"HENSHIN!
>>35550301Is this catchphrase time? If so..."Time to bare my fangs! Henshin!
>>35550301>You swing around a weapon with which you know so very little of how to wield it effectivelyWow, I wouldn't want to hear that from Kaito of all people. Anyway:"You sure talk big for a banana guy. Let's see if you can back it up"
>>35550370I'll take this one.Don't even think about combining posts OP.
>>35550301Fine! No sense in dragoning this out then! Henshin!
>>35550370>>35550410>>35550447>>35550454>>35550541You sigh, and adjust your pose a bit. This guy is surely impressive, but you've at least got some experience with this at this point. No sense not adding a bit of flair and confidence to it at this point.>"Seriously? You're going to give a dramatic speech about strength while wearing...that? Wow. I mean, at least my armor tries to work the dragonfruit motif in naturally. You're wearing bananas on your head. Well, you certainly have the confidence to back up your claims, Kumon. Let's see if you can actually follow through."You pull your own driver from your bag, fastening it to your waist effortlessly. The Dragonfruit lockseed dangles from your fingers as you grin, predatory and confident, opening it up to an announcement of 'DORAGONFURUTSU">"The fiery babe of justice, Makoto Kinushima, is taking to the stage! Time to bare my fangs! HENSHIN!"The sequence is familiar enough to you to know when things happen, but a bit of a toss-up with the pose itself - right arm crossing your body and partially obscuring your face, left hand securing the Lockseed to the Driver and pulling the lever. The gambeson undersuit immediately streams over your form, and the armor unfolds quickly. It's becoming more and more familiar to you about how the sensation is.>"DORAGONFURUTSU ARMS, KASAIMICHI TO GLORY!"The claw forms on your left hand, and you draw your saber from your hip. No movements yet, but clearly showing your want to get this on the road as well.>"No sense in dragoning this out, 'right?"God these puns you're making are terrible.
>>35550746>he actually combined all the options that were wildly different in style and tone
>>35550786Makoto's new at this, give her some time.
>>35550746...In retrospect, you tried WAY too hard for this. Maybe a bit toned down next time.The battle is beginning, what will you do?>Take the melee offensive first>Go on the defense>Use Rider Skills>Other [write in]
>>35550891>Take the melee offensive firstHe who strikes first wins. Or at least has a massive advantage.
>>35550891>>>Take the melee offensive firstA lance is not a defensive weapon
>>35550891>Take the melee offensive firstKnock em dead
>>35550891>Take the melee offensive firstWe've got two weapons, he's got one. We can block and attack at the same time.
>>35550891Feint with the claw, the shoot him with the saber.
>>35550746>God these puns you're making are terrible.Yes. Yes they are. But I mean, I'm sure there are those in the audience who might see the apple of them. Those that don't will either just have to grin and pear it, else if continues, it will drive surely drive them bananas
>>35550970Oh hey, that's right. We have a ranged weapon. Well, screw melee, let's just shoot him.
>>35550939>>35550950>>35550954>>35550966>>35550970>Roll 1d10, y'all. Best of 5
Rolled 4 (1d10)>>35551007FOR GREAT KUBO!
Rolled 1 (1d10)>>35551007Banana split
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35551007
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35551007
>>35551023>rules from previous thread states that on skill checks, any 1 automatically makes the roll result in crit fail.CRIT FAILURE.Writing reply, please wait.
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35551043Alright, don't roll my dice. Fuck you too, post button.iamtheworst
>>35551084Well things were going a bit to well for us.
>>35551084I hope your definition of crit fail differs from the rest of /tg/
>>35551127Yeah, I guess our beginner's luck is all used up.
>>35551084Kind of unfair. The chances of rolling at least one 1 on 5d10 are pretty high.
>>35551164It's the same as getting a 10 for crit success. We risk all the things.
>>35551164Oh yeah, it's really likely. I hope successes and failures are both limited in scope.Besides, it wouldn't be much like Kamen rider if fight scenes were over quickly
>>35551199Greater risk for greater reward. This is what it means to be a RIDER
>>35551223Besides, the hero's supposed to job to the new guy to make him look more impressive right? That's Tokusatsu 101!
>>35551084>Tune: MGR OST: Stains of Time (Monsoon's Theme) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULQgMntenO8You don't know what happened. You really don't. One second you're standing tall and strong, the next you're desperately fending off blows as if you just picked up your weapons for the first time. Kaito's strikes are demonstrating themselves to be far more skilled and practiced than yours - or at least, it sure feels like it. Your saber already was knocked out of your hand, clattering away across the ground. All you're left with is your claw, which is getting harder and harder to block with. He's aiming for key points of your body - wrists, joints, knees - aiming to disarm you and knock you down. And while you're decently blocking, thanks to karate practice earlier, he's beginning to overwhelm you...! YOU NEED TO CHANGE THE FLOW OF BATTLE, and FAST.>Raw aggression and brute force>Scrap up, fight dirty>Use Rider skills from your Driver>Other [write in]
>>35551316Fight dirty. We don't have the strength without Rider powers to out power him.
>>35551316When you're losing a rider fight, the best thing to do is throws and rolls. Grab your opponent and drag them around with you. When you've got them off your back you can push them and strike with weapons, but the crucial thing is to floor them a few times, since punching them doesn't change the flow of the fight.
>>35551316>Fight honorable with the karate we learned.
>>35551316>Use Rider skills from your DriverDORAGONFRUTSU AU LAIT
>>35551316>Scrap up, fight dirtyWe're not going to beat Kaito at aggression. Let's fight dirty. Try to grab one of the "peels" on his spear with the prongs of our claws and use that to drag him around. Roll him like >>35551370 suggests.
>>35551401>>35551354You know I'd rather try and stay honorable, because only jobbers need to relay on dirty tricks.
>>35551423Scrapping is not a dirty trick. Blade and Kuuga scrap heavily.
>>35551370>>35551354>>35551401>>35551486Sounds like rolls are the way to go. Replying soon.
>>35551512Should we roll for the roll?
>>35551547Nah, I've got this one. You'll probably have to roll later, but in the interest of keeping the thread moving, I'm going to cinematic this a bit.
>>35551566Alright I just wanted to make the pun.
>>35551486Honetly I can see the Barons saying that's cheating, but we are pretty much a brawler. Meanwhile Baron is using his spear as a club.
>>35551566>>35551512While Kaito was skilled, that much was certain, you figured that in his infinite martial wisdom he was far more used to weapon-to-weapon fighting the conventional way. No punches, no kicks, no rolls, and especially no throws.You manage to catch one of the "peel" guards near the base of his spear, successfully wrapping your arm around the weapon and preventing you from being harmed by it. Dragging the weapon, and by extension Kaito, past you, you manage to get a semi grip on his waist and with a step behind his leg, successfully knock him onto his back. The crowd's going absolutely nuts at this point, cheering and jeering, when you scramble on top of him and are about to deliver a punishing claw blow to his head-->"HOLD IT!"The crowd falls quiet, and both you and Kaito turn to who called the stop. Surprisingly, it's Sid, carrying behind him his suitcase of Lockseeds. In a hurry you stand up, dusting yourself off as he begins to speak.>"Now that we've got Armored Riders slugging it out, this can't be really called an Inves Game anymore, right?" He casually says, reaching into the suitcase to pull out two bigger lockseeds - one in white and pink, and one in red, green, and black. He tosses you the red, green, and black one, revealing as you catch it that there's a rose design on it.>"Let's update the rules a bit, shall we? Open up the Lockseeds."You and Kaito both do so, Kaito clearly looking none too pleased. But the Lockseeds themselves unfurl and change their mass, expanding into motorcycles of all things. The one Kaito's next to has a pattern of a cherry blossom on its front, whereas yours has its rose pattern as well.>"On the house, just this once. Top of the line Lock Vehicle technology, prototypes. A race with these, instead of brawling it out like savages." Kaito "tch"s again, looking at the vehicle. >"You're wanting us to battle with these? Instead of our own power? ...interesting."Sid smirks.>Response?
>>35551792A staff is just a spear without a pointed tip.
>>35551812What have we got to lose. Lets do the race.
>>35551812I refuse. A fight is a fight.
>>35551812Well, we would be Riders if we didn't do any riding, no, would we?
>>35551812Did Sid just stick Kaito with the Sakura Hurricane instead of the Rose Attacker? Nice. >Response?"More product testing, Sid? Care to actually tell us the risks beforehand this time, or would that be a breach of your contract?"
>>35551812May as well. Perhaps this will be the return of the Kamen Bicycle?
>>35551903The current Rider doesn't. He drives a car. I'm not sure how to feel about him.
>>35551920Seconded. Let's juice what we can out of him.
>>35551939Drive's still called "Kamen Rider", within his own show no less. I'm enjoying it so far. Sanjo's at his best when there's one main hero to focus on, anyway.
>>35551939Too many toys for me. It's the same problem I had with Wizard. At least OOO kept it in the background to a certain degree.
>>35551859>>35551903>>35551930>>35551920You lean on the bike a bit, acting like you didn't just get your ass handed to you three ways, and call out to Sid:>"More product testing, Sid? Care to actually tell us the risks beforehand this time, or would that be a breach of your contract?"Sid looks a bit perplexed. >"They're motorcycles in Lockseed form, of course there are risks. Again, they're prototypes. Use them as you see fit. I trust that you can at least make it interesting."Sid smirks once more, sealing his lips. You turn to Kaito, and shrug.>"Race around Main Circle then back here?"you offer, referring to the circular Main street that runs around the city and circles the Yggdrasil Corporation headquarters. Kaito nods in response, getting onto his bike. You could swear you hear him curse under his breath for receiving such a poorly colored bike, but it might be the acoustics with the helmet.You climb onto your bike as well, pointing it towards the mouth of the FPZ. It's kind of like riding a bicycle, you remind yourself. Only, with more levers and throttles.>Roll 1d10, same rules apply (Best of 5, 1 is auto crit fail, 10 is auto crit success)
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>35552043Let's ride!
Rolled 10 (1d10)>>35552043time to fuck up
Rolled 2 (1d10)>>35552043>tfw failure
>>35552105AYYYYYYYY YOU ANTI FUCKED UP. CRIT SUCCESS.Reply coming soon.
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>35552043So, given that Makoto already knows Yggdrasil is involved with Helheim, do you think we could justify having her start putting the pieces together about Sid's supplier after she winds up transported to the forest?
>>35552140Dude.Spoilers. We talked about this.
>>35552105GONNA TAKE YA FOR A RIDE!And then Wild somehow pedalled with her motor bike to make it go faster.
>>35552140>>35552167I can say that she can start putting the pieces together, but they won't all be there enough to jump to the final conclusion.Also spoilers.
>>35552167>>35552202...I assumed that wouldn't be a serious spoiler. It's nothing that a person watching the show as it first aired wouldn't know by this point. Sorry. I'll try not to do it again.
Can we change the course of history and become the woman of the beginning instead?
>>35552273She already appeared, so it's impossible. Timefuckery is beyond us, because the people that will do it are already doing it.
>>35552316let's keep the spoilers to a minimum until the chapter end. OK?
>>35552316Can we at least try to support micchy?
Rolled 6 (1d10)>>35552043Rolling to make a best of five rolls
>>35552245The thing is not everyone in this thread has watched Gaim. And yes, while it's extremely early in the series, it also is something that hasn't been covered yet in the quest. Next time, just put spoiler tags around the spoiler and you should be fine.>>35552273See >>35552344>>35552130Your Drivers both chime the starting sounds for the race, and on the third tone, yours takes off like a goddamn rocket. It's hard enough for you to hold onto the bike, given that you've never had to pilot something this quick by hand, but you manage to do so somehow. Kaito becomes a quickly shrinking figure in your rear view mirrors, as you take the first turn to get onto Main Circle. So far this race is proving to be extremely easy. The bike feels like it was made for you, and whileyou haven't ever even ridden on one, the controls are instinctive and simple. It quickly becomes a familiar sensation to use the throttle and brakes, maneuvering around cars on the road. You see Kaito come up behind the turn, accelerating far faster than you expected. In response, you gun your throttle, doing your best to control the vehicle as the two of you zip and weave through traffic. Red lights don't stop you, and even approaching traffic doesn't stop you, as with a gun of your throttle once more, your bike sails over the approaching cars and lands safely. It's almost as if you're flying......until you see some form of holographic gauge appear above the handlebars. The numbers on it are growing, from around 100 to 250, but you know it's certainly not your speedometer...>continue>>35552371As of yet, Micchy isn't involved in the story. If he appears, then yes.
>>35552395Let's grape him
>>35552316You can make certain sections of text into highlightable black bars with this command. [spoiler*]like this without the asterisks[/spoiler*]
>>35552450I know how to spoil. That wasn't even a spoiler, since it's meaningless for anyone that doesn't already know the story and has no bearing on the plot anyway.Leave off with this shit, I know what I'm doing.
>>35552434That would actually work. Getting him involved with a girl that isn't Mai would prevent so much of his idiocy. Not all of it, he'd still wind up doing some scummy stuff, but enough that it's worth trying.
>>35552450 testing; I want mr acorn to be the woman of beginning while we are the man to make a species consisting of traps and reverse traps.
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>>35552371We are on team wild. We could be like the person equivalent of a nail in a bridge to him if we encounter him.Or like the anon who insults him or gives him bad advice over the internet.
>>35552478>2014>Going for the grapes instead of the melon
>>35552522Or we could go Yandere and kidnap him. Pull a micchy on micchy
>>35552395Kaito finally manages to catch up to you, as the road ahead of you remains clear from cars and traffic. The two of you are neck and neck, focusing on nothing else other than the race... And then the world starts going spinny.Yes, the world is going spinning, as you see your horizon start twirling and twisting around you. Flower petals are flying in the wind around the both of you, yours being red, while Kaito's being white respectively. In the immediate distance, two star-shaped zipper portals begin to take form, and as soon as they open up, you and Kaito are pushed through it, surrounded in pink and white light.You don't feel any transition, really, between what you assume was the real world and the Forest, but you know for a fact you've been dumped here again. The two of you do land successfully, still rolling and motoring, although the terrain in this part of the Forest isn't as smooth as the road you were just driving on. What worries you, however, is the sound of massive animals buzzing and flitting around behind you. You can see them in your rear view mirrors - Inves, the grub kind, now apparently with wings that are fast enough to chase you down!Kaito slows to a stop, and begins to dismount his bike, Banana spear at the ready.>Stop as well and fight the Inves>Continue onwards in hopes of finding a way back
>>35552596Stand and fight! We have honor! And we'll get some valuable fighting experience. Besides, we don't know how much Kaito has trained, so he may or may not actually need help.
>>35552596>Stop as well and fight the InvesLet's give it a shot. They're only Elementary Inves, we can take them.
>>35552596Don't be a dick. Stop.And kill twice the Inves he does.
>>35552566That might get us on Taketora's hit list for that stuff. As for how, I am not sure.
>>35552622>>35552631>>35552634Being the better person, you slow to a halt as well and get off your bike, unsheathing your claw and immediately getting to work as best as you can.Which is much more difficult than it sounds, given that they can fly and you, well, can't. A couple divebombs hit you successfully, showering you in sparks, but the third or fourth time you manage to get a grip of the Inves' arm and drag him into a makeshift body slam. It's not fun when you hit the ground, but given the Inves itself's not doing so great either, you consider it a fair trade. The Inves begin to try swarming you and Kaito, but unlike fighting Baron, fighting the Inves is far easier given their lack of skill. One, two, three, four Inves fall by the blades of your claw, and you're prepared for many many more, while Kaito's still struggling against two. He's trying to be stylish, trying to appear composed, bless his heart, but it isn't working too well.>Interject and help Kaito take care of the rest>Stand by and hope Kaito can do it>[Write in]
>>35552837Stand by. Don't hurt his pride.
>>35552837>Interject and help Kaito take care of the restI think this calls for a Dragonfruit Au Lait.
>>35552837We picked up our saber, right? Let's fire a few shots at them. Kaito can attack while they're distracted.
>>35552837>Interject and help KaitoWe can figure out how to soothe his pride later.
Moved to mobile. Will reply asap.
I have come bearing cleaned up fanart and two hairstyle suggestions for Makoto.A chin length bob with bisected bangs or a similar bob with no bangs.
>>35553442Bang. Maybe with a more wild look.
>>35553442Gonna have to second the bang. As much as I like the no bang, the bangs make her look more childish and that's probably a better representation of her.
>>35553442I've been imagining her as something close to the bangs hairstyle, so let's go with that. Though, like >>35553465 said, a bit more wild a look would fit her.
>>35553442I also like the one with bangs. A bit wild all around, but not overly messy
>>35553465>>35553494Hmm...Should I alter the bang style or adjust a hair layer? I think I could redraw this with more hair width and an uneven exterior hair layer.Or add a wire pin or a natural hair shape.
>>35553613Oh. Typo.By hair shape, I have meant Hair decoration.
>>35553613hair layer. I do not see her having a feminine hair style. Major tom boy to the point where I can totally see her do a reverse trap.
>>35553613I agree with >>35553732Gender neutral style with uneven hair layer, because I think she cares enough about her hair to not have it get gross. But that's about it.
>>35553782I've been imagining her looking sort of like Mila from Dead or Alive. Just feels right to me.
>>35553732Sounds good.I'll try redrawing a bust of Makoto.Now I have this amusing mental image of Micchy in a Qipao dress and Makoto in karate gear.
Oh Shit... I was out all day and I missed most of the good stuff>Interject and help Kaito take care of the rest
>>35553835Slightly relevant as that has a Makoto in karate gi in it, heh. And Chun Li is wearing a qipao, I think.>>35553827Holy crap, now that you bring up Mila, I totally see it. Minus the red accents, though, for me.
>>35552837>Interject and help Kaito take care of the rest
>>35552862>>35552903>>35552953>>35552972>>35553874God bless his soul, but the more he fought, the less he was accomplishing. You crouch low, summoning your strength, and flick the lever on your Driver twice.>"DORAGONFURUTSU AU LAIT!"With a mighty leap, you take to the sky. The twin appendages on the back of your armor flick out sideways and extend into glider wings, and your claw lights up with a burning fury. Claw aimed forward, you take a divebomb at the Inves, drilling and slicling through the Elementary Inves surrounding him. The creatures explode in balls of magenta flames, before Kaito takes it upon himself to finish the job. >"BANANA SQUASH"With mighty stabs of his spear, and projections of actual bananas (seriously) through the Inves, he finishes the job with a flourish.What a fucking dork.Now that you two are alone, however, and still in your combat forms, you and Kaito are staring at one another once more. >Initate personal combat - a real man finishes his fights!>Drop the fighting forms for now. Try to find a way out.>Other [write in]Witty banter always welcomed and accepted.
>>35554348>Other [write in]Don't transform back yet, but do try to call for a temporary truce. Try to find a section of forest clear enough to ride the bikes in so we can see if we can get back the same way we got here. Then go yell at Sid.
>>35554348"Alright, banana-bandit, before this gets out of hand, why don't we call a truce and try to find away out of here?"
>>35554348Ask Kaito if he has any ideas. The fight can wait until you both are back in Zawame.
>>35554348>Keep the armor on and look foro a way out.We have experience with this place. The inves aren't freaking out and howling now, but the longer we stick, the more pointless fights we face. Besides, there was that third party that we backed away from.
>>35554500I feel proud of myself. Just like when I made the Hase bird.
>>35554348>Other [write in]Call for a time-out. (A time out gesture seems appropriate here) And bring up our desire to get out of Helheim on our steeds.
>>35554628You do realize you must draw a Hase bird for us, being the lead researcher on the subject and all.Speaking of subject - captcha: bordire subject
>>35554675He should draw Winklebonkjeepjeep, too. Just because I love saying "Winklebonkjeepjeep", and want an excuse to do so as much as possible.
>>35554675Well, I kinda suck at drawing, but I do picture it as a motley brown and black with a yellow belly, a crest of black feathers on top of it's head, and markings that look like angry eyebrows.
>>35554745With that description given, I might just draw the Hase Bird. And I will be drawing the scene that spawned that marvelous creature. :)
>>35554774You are my favorite artist ever right now
>>35554444>>35554423>>35554402>>35554392>"Alright, banana-bandit, before this gets out of hand, why don't we call a truce and try to find a way out of here?"You snark from behind your helmet, not able to hold back a chuckle. It was more in jest than mockery, but Kaito seemed ot pay it no mind. It seemed that he was more focused on staring at his hand. >"I.. have actual power,"he mutters, balling his fist up. You try to get his attention again, repeating what you just said. He looks up finally, regarding you silently, before reaching for the opened Lockseed on his Driver and closing it.>"Do you have a plan, Kinushima?" he asks simply.Refusing to de-transform, given your experience here, you nod. >"If we got here like Back to the Future, we needed a clear stretch of road to make the bikes go. Sure as hell know that kind of emergence wasn't from us, but probably was from the bikes themselves. Sid, that backstabbing asshole..."He holds a hand up, signaling he's had enough.>"All that needs to be done is to find a clearing, and get to speed? Shouldn't be difficult."With that, however, he starts walking off into the woods. You reach out to him:>"Hey, where the hell do you think you're going? This place is swarming with Inves, if you're not careful you're going to get yourself hurt!"He turns slightly and frowns.>"Staying together is not necessary. I intend to explore more of this forest, to see if there isn't an exit already available."Final choice of the night, will be recorded for next thread:>Stick with Kaito and explore the forest further>Let Kaito roam, and find your own way out>Other [write in]
>>35554863Stay with Kaito.Safety in numbers, even if he is a jerkface. And if he finds something good, we can beat the snot out of him for it.
>>35554863>Stick with Kaito and explore the forest furtherAlso make a note to pick off any lockseeds off trees.
>>35554863Stick with Kaito. Ask him why he acts the way he acts
>>35554863>Stick with Kaito and explore the forest further>Other [write in]"You should put your armor back on. Hase and I wandered into here through a crack a few days ago. He got hurt pretty bad, and those vines started growing in his wounds. I think the plants here reproduce by spores, or something like that. Don't take the risk, okay?"
>>35554863Stick with Kaito, more knowledge of the forest is always helpful, and we might find some good shit. It may also open future alliances with Kaito.
>>35554863>Stick with Kaitoit would be easier to try driving back with the place he found. And he might appreciate the company.
>>35554928>>35554962>>35555113>>35555166>>35555191Votes recorded. With that, we bring this episode to a close for the night!Preview of the next episode:"If' I'm not able to protect the ones I care about, then what kind of woman can I call myself? Not an honest, not a strong woman.""Plans have been exceeded, and the data is starting to come in, sir. We might have to accelerate the agenda.""I ask you this, gentlemen: what is sin?"Please stay tuned for next week, and stick around a while so we can chat about the thread! Feedback always welcomed, as well as contributions of art or writing or puns>Quest twitter: @DJ_SAGARA_TG>Personal twitter: @transientBard
>>35555386Sweet. I will have to get a twitter account now.
>>35555386Night, Sagara! And good night, Zawame City!
>>35555386Accelerate the agenda? Oh boy. Are we going to see a different MP Armored Rider now that they won't be able to gather data on Kurokage's performance?Well, this should be fun. See you next time, Sagara, I'm looking forward to it. Thanks for running.
>>35554798With the wrap up of this thread, this is a quick-sketch for you, my friend. :)(Terrible phone pic again, sorry ^_^;;; )
>>35555505 Mass Produced Bananas anyone? >>35555518That is awesome. Thank you.
>>35555518SAVED LIKE A MOTHERFUCKER. YOU ARE RAD, LORI!
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>>35555386Good as always Sagara.I think we really need to buckle down and decide on a look for Makoto though. I have a sheet put together that I'll probably have to update since it looks like a hairstyle has been agreed on, we just need some drawfags.
>>35556116And here is said sheet, with updated hair.
>>35556116>>35556373Dude, awesome. Should someone go to some of the drawthreads and request a bust of Makoto or something m