The trees around you shake violently in the wind, thrashing back and forth far less like plants and more like fingers of a dark god, reaching to grab any victim nearby. You dodge and twist past them, still running as fast as you can. The wind itself starts to roar ever more violently, and you take a second to lie down against the ground, grabbing onto tufts of whatever it is you’re running on, some soft and oily-black material. After a few seconds you get back up again and keep running, ignoring your lungs shouting for air, the cramps in your legs begging for a break, and your mind constantly screaming what the fuck is happening-“Wake up.”Those are the words you always wait for. You’re running, running, waiting for something to save you!“Wake up!”And now that you hear them, you can start to free yourself. You slowly pull yourself from the ground, and force yourself to stop running even as the wind grows louder and the trees start to whip even more fiercely. You start to recognize the breaks in the scene, where things are inconsistent. And so slowly, too slowly, you allow yourself to escape-“WAKE THE FUCK UP BEFORE I SHOVE A FOOT UP YOUR ASS!”And there we go.You open your eyes to a blue sky, a natural sky, and the ground beneath you feels like concrete, and while not natural you welcome it all the same. Looking around, you find yourself lying directly in the centre of a street, some of your equipment spread out around you from where you fell.You slowly lean upwards as the memories come back to you, a few memories of a job in taking care of minor annoyances, a feel of anger as you realized that ‘minor’ was an understatement, and more frustration as you got hit in the back of the head by the very much major annoyances.Despite all that, for the life of you you can’t remember your fucking name.>Remember your name
>>39410295This is a Quest based in a universe where magical girls exist. However, due to lesser 'demons' escaping into the real world, the governments of various countries have worked with magical girls to create a force to fight these lesser demons off, while the magical girls deal with the big stuff. You are a member of one of those forces, called a Magical Threat Response Team.
>>39410323At least be creative, and say something like Frederick "Dek" Hertz.
>>39410295Akira "Aki" Subrahmatan
I'll give another 5-10 minutes, and if we start to get agreement on the names then I'll forge ahead to the real fun.
>>39410415>>39410445Just as you feel your memories start to click together again, someone else shouts out your name anyway.“Hey, Shogo! Get the fuck off your ass and get over here!” that would be the voice of Ida Jorgensen, standing not too far from you. From your position on the ground, you see her holding a sword sword in her right hand, with a holster of throwing knives attached to that wrist, with her left hand picking out one or two every few seconds and letting them fly from her hands. With long blonde hair tied up neatly in a bun and deep blue eyes, you’d definitely consider her pretty hot. Of course, she’s about 2 metres tall and she’s got far too many fucking knives for you to ever consider approaching her except very very cautiously.Slowly, you pull yourself onto your feet, taking a few seconds to grab some of your equipment and putting them back where they belong."Very funny, Ida," you mutter, finally standing to your full height...>Looking incredibly impressive in your heavy set Legion armor, meant to take a beating and give one back>Looking damn fine in your Frontline armor, striking the perfect middle ground of surviving and movement.>Looking lean and mean in your Recon armor, made with a thin exo-skeleton that makes you even faster than without the armor.
>>39410660>ShogoMfw>Looking lean and mean in your Recon armor, made with a thin exo-skeleton that makes you even faster than without the armor.
>>39410660Wait, so we're Shogo Akane? Rather than Akane Shogo?>Looking lean and mean in your Recon armor, made with a thin exo-skeleton that makes you even faster than without the armor.
>>39410708Akane Shogo, at your service.>>39410730Which one do you want as the family name? It'll make sense either way. Apologies if I confused that.
>>39410660>>Looking lean and mean in your Recon armor, made with a thin exo-skeleton that makes you even faster than without the armor.
>>39410778If we go with Shogo it sounds like we're a male. If we go with Akane it sounds like we're a female.So I'm confused. Unless we're a lesbian or something.
>>39410660>Looking damn fine in your Frontline armor, striking the perfect middle ground of surviving and movement.
>>39410818so when I read it I saw Akane (family name) Shogo (personal name). I had planned for you to be male (for reasons that will later be revealed) but it doesn't really matter.
>>39410854Well, I don't really mind. That's fine with me.
>>39410708>>39410730>>39410808>>394108393 to 1, no votes for Legion. Gonna go with Recon, unless there's a shit ton of requests in the next five minutes.>>39410863Then, by the powers invested in me, you're a guy. Stupid people in the west call you by Shogo when they think that's your last name. You need to fix that.
>>39410880You gotta say, no matter how badass some people in Legion armor look, a Recon suit moves fast enough that it doesn’t matter you can’t take a hit. You quickly jog over to Ida, where she’s still unleashing a whirlwind of blades downrange.For that matter, you’re sure that downrange used to be a normal street not too long ago, but the dismembered bodies of demons and their fluids are plastered everywhere, making the area into some insane abstract painting with reds, yellows, and blacks.“Alright, Shogo, now that you’re up, think you can actually do something about the fucking demons? Seriously, I can’t keep up this output of knives without an Em-Gee nearby.” Ida grunts, tossing another three blades into a few more demons. They keep coming though, only a few metres away at this point. Pushing Ida to the side, you reach...>around your back and pull off the mounted sniper rifle from its magnetic holster. Sure, it’s short range, and a little overkill even without the enchanted bullets you have loaded, but it sure is fun to see the bastards splatter.>with both hands to your waist, where two blades wait for your hands. Ida had scoffed at the wakizashi, calling them old fashioned, but they sure can pack a punch with the enchantments you’ve got on them.>to your waist with your right hand, pulling the magnetically holstered shotgun up and towards the demons. It really isn’t even fair at this range or with the magic buckshot you’ve got inside it.>to pound your fist into your over hand, feeling your exo-skeleton charge up as you turn on its fancier enchantments. Who needs fucking weapons when you can literally shove your fist and foot up another person’s ass?
>>39411038>>to your waist with your right hand, pulling the magnetically holstered shotgun up and towards the demons. It really isn’t even fair at this range or with the magic buckshot you’ve got inside it.
>>39411038>overFirst typo. Other. Apologies, will an hero immediately.
>>39411038>>to your waist with your right hand, pulling the magnetically holstered shotgun up and towards the demons. It really isn’t even fair at this range or with the magic buckshot you’ve got inside it.If we're running fast armor, it's gotta be this or the blades.
>>39411077We're running Recon which means either sniper or scout loadouts.
>>39411038>>39411038>>to pound your fist into your over hand, feeling your exo-skeleton charge up as you turn on its fancier enchantments. Who needs fucking weapons when you can literally shove your fist and foot up another person’s ass?
>>39411112To be fair, this is a quest. You can make anything work if it pleases the elder gods and I.
>>39411038Five minutes till voting ends, if no others then we're going shotty shotty bang bang.And, of course, this isn't permanent, it's just your primary weapon.
>>39411060>>39411077Shotguns is a go. Writing.
>>39411132Enchanted Cut-throat razor
>>39411229With a grin, you adjust the shotgun so it sits in your shoulder properly, and before the first demon can think about regretting everything it had done up to this moment, you pull the trigger.You've known for a while that enchanted bullets are more expensive for a reason. On the one hand, an Em-Gee actually has to come along and charm them all, and depending on what kind of effects you're going for you have to go out of your way to find the right one.And on the other hand, when you do find that Em-Gee who's got a particular affinity for fiery chaos?It's beautiful. Your shotgun erupts in a glorious yellow flame of righteousness and utterly destroys the group of demons. The ones at the back feel each piece of molten lead tear through their skin before they're consumed by the fire that follows. The first demon is the lucky one, instantly removed from this life. One decides to keep moving, but you step up and bash its head in with the stock.You turn back to Ida...>with a shit eating grin on your face, and say, "did I deliver?">with a perfectly calm expression that you know from experience can rustle every jimmy in a half-mile radius>with a more friendly smile, and say, "come on, let's kill a few more, shall we?"
>>39411331>With an over enthusiastic hug "Yeah!"
>>39411331>with a shit eating grin on your face, and say, "did I deliver?"Use the charred demon to light a cigarette.
>>39411331As a side note, this is a mostly character-creation based thread, so rolling won't be that present. When you do do it, though, you'll be rolling 3d20. I'll set a DC, and you roll against it, with two equal or higher rolls considered a success, three equal or higher rolls considered a crit success, only one equal or higher being a fail, and NO good rolls considered a crit fail.For all social scenes, rolling will never be required, and I'll think what's appropriate. You can ALWAYS write in, including for combat scenarios, and if they please me I'll make it easier or more awesome.>>39411236Anon, this pleases me. Be prepared.>>39411368+1 Pack of Cigarettes Reserved For Just These Moments.
>>39411368>>39411348Seconding both of those
>>394113315-10 minutes till voting ends. if not, then I'll take the combination of both suggestions.
>>39411443Combo seems good. Especially if we light her cigarette with the end of our own too
>>39411348voting for this.
>>39411443Four votes for the combo. Writing.
As Ida slowly stands up from the ground, having been knocked down by the abrupt righteousness, you grab onto her wrist and help her onto her feet, wrapping one arm around her as you pull out two cigarettes from your Pack Meant Exactly For These Occasions, popping one in her mouth and your own, lighting them with the still smoking tip of your shotgun that has managed to cool from white hot to a mere red glow.Holstering your shotgun, you keep your arm wrapped around her as you turn back to face the place where demons may have once existed before being utterly wrecked. You turn to smile at her, watching as her shocked face slowly gets more and more red.“Well, there’s the cavalry. That what you asked for? Oh, Ida, you’re blushing something fierce! Why would that be?”Ida slowly takes a breath, and spits the cigarette out, unwrapping your arm from her. “Shogo, before you try anything like that next time, write your will beforehand and tell everyone you won’t be coming back.”With that, a voice now crackles on the comms line. “Alright guys, now that we’re done with our post-fighting hormonal relieval, can we continue our job?”You chuckle as you recognize the voice...>Robin, your backup sniper. She must be watching you guys from a rooftop.>Roland, your squad leader. He’s probably right behind you and whispering into his comms, waiting for one of you to turn around.Gonna be gone for about 20 minutes. Make your votes
>>39411697>Robin, your backup sniper. She must be watching you guys from a rooftop.
>>39411697>Roland, your squad leader. He’s probably right behind you and whispering into his comms, waiting for one of you to turn around.
>>39411697>>Roland, your squad leader. He’s probably right behind you and whispering into his comms, waiting for one of you to turn around.
>>39411697>>Robin, your backup sniper. She must be watching you guys from a rooftop.
>>39411697"Hey Robin! Enjoying the show?"You hear a little laughter. "Sure am, but can it wait until we get back to base? We still need to finish up the rest of the demons coming your way."You turn back to the abstract painting you and Ida have created, and find more demons walking up it."Sure, how about-">Robin, shoot them, please, and we'll get around them to the source>Robin, provide back up fire as we tear ass through them>Robin, move on ahead to the source as we deal with these pests>Write InCan't find my wallet for my excursion, so in the next thirty minutes I may randomly take a break. Sorry.
>>39411861>Robin, provide back up fire as we tear ass through them>Got Eyes on Roland? He's been quiet.
>>39411861>Robin, provide back up fire as we tear ass through them
>>39411861>>Robin, shoot them, please, and we'll get around them to the source
>>39411861“-Robin, can you provide us some covering fire while we take the direct route?”As you finish the sentence, a few of the heads of the demons explode, sniper rounds easily piercing through the grey matter.“Better get moving, then.”Ida takes the lead, fanning out a few of the knives from the wrist guard and throwing them in front of her like an iron wall. The demons unlucky enough to get hit fall down, the iron naturally negating their magic and life-force. Ida finishes it off with well-placed slices from her sword, lopping off heads here and there.You though...>Run right after her, letting her lead the charge>Decide that you need to put Ida in her place, and race with her, shotgun at the ready>Decide that you need to show off (Write In how. Remember your armor has an exo-skeleton that can make you faster)
>>39412016>Decide that you need to show off (Write In how. Remember your armor has an exo-skeleton that can make you faster)Wall run while dodging demons until we corral them into one big clump then kaboom them.
>>39412076Five more minutes until I go with this.
>>39412076I can get behind this.
>>39412016>Run right after her, letting her lead the chargeI guess I'm here for action and story, not relationship roleplay.
>>39412016Well, you have the exo-skeleton for a reason, right? Sure, you’ve never done it before, but might as well give it a go...You start running, letting the exo-skeleton assist you in moving faster and faster. Ida looks back in surprise, and stands in the centre of the street as if to stop you, but you just grin as you turn towards the buildings on either side of her and jump up to them.With a crunch, your boots make contact with the building and you keep running, using both your momentum and obvious badassery to keep you running past Ida and towards the final group of demons. A few of them get their heads popped by Robin, but there’s enough for you.Feeling yourself come to the end of the wallrun, you jump away and up from the wall, sailing above the group of demons, which all look up at you with something approaching horror.You point your shotgun down, and pull the trigger.>Skill Learnt! Freerunning! You are no longer confined by that silly thing called physics when you’ve got your Recon armor on. Without it, you’re still pretty cool, but you’re chained by logic.>This is your First Skill. I’m giving it to you for free, but in the future where there’s a write in option, I may require you to roll. Any time you get an appropriately high roll, you can learn a skill based on what you wrote in. If you roll three tens, for example, while smooth talking a woman, you may get Silver Tongue and get bonus options for social interactions.You come to a landing in the middle of the burning remains of the demons, shotgun resting on your shoulder.You can see the source now, only a few blocks from you, with more demons emerging from it.>Wait for Ida to catch up, and keep going.>Wait for the squad to join you, and keep going>Go ahead by yourself.>Write in (Roll 3d10 now!)>>39412251There is a story, just you're in a fight scene right now. Story is lacking. It'll get better very soon.
>>39412272>Wait for Ida to catch up, and keep going.>Yo Robin, Roland, got eyes on the source, Grid 117.
Rolled 8, 4, 10 = 22 (3d10)>>39412272>>Write in (Roll 3d10 now!)Notify our Glorious Leader, do we have fire support besides Robin? If not, start closin' the gate.
>>39412341Gonna give another five minutes. I'll tell you that you passed the roll, but if you want to see it happen you'll need a support.
>>39412383read>>39412296I was paging them as a matter of course.
>>39412404Sorry, that makes complete sense. My fault. Shall I combine it with the other action?
Rolled 4, 5, 4 = 13 (3d10)>>39412341Rollin for support.>>39412272Sorry, don't mean to be a whiny bitch. I just dislike >impress the girl
>>39412421rolling is unnecessary for support, it just shows that's the action you want. If you had two 10-10-10s with different motives, then whoever gets more votes wins.And I meant it more as just a friendly competition between comrades. You and Ida know each other, no need to impress.>>39412440writing.
>>39412468You turn on the commlink, connecting back to the squad.“Hey guys, I’ve got eyes on the source. Robin, back me up, I’m gonna go for it.”Robin whistles. “You sure you can clear them all?”You shrug at the words. “I just need to get through and cut the source. You guys can clean up the remaining demons once we don’t have to worry about any more coming through.”Roland’s deep voice joins the conversation. “Be careful, Shogo. Ida and I will be right behind you.”“Got it boss. Let’s go!” You get your shotgun ready again and start running, feet hitting the ground every few seconds as your strides get longer and longer. As the demons attempt to hit you, you jump above them into another building, gaining more and more speed. You chuckle quietly as you remember an old videogame you used to play, similar to what you’re doing now.As you approach the source, you jump off the wall again and roll, landing not too far from the pulsating orb in the air. The demons behind you attempt to come after you, but you recognize the shouts of Ida and Roland as they distract the horde.From one of your pouches, you pull out a block of activated magic, a small lump of enchanted plastic explosive that, over the years, has proven remarkably effective at doing what once took a magic girl to do. Sure, the gate still existed, but it was securely shut until an Em-Gee could come and clean it up.Pressing a finger against the activation mark, you toss it at the source, watching in satisfaction as it starts to pulsate faster and faster until it collapses in on itself.(1/2)
>>39412565Just as the portal collapses, though, you... feel it tear, somehow. Even as it shuts in, one last demon escapes.You feel your balls slowly attempt to retract inside of you as you stare at the Witch in front of you.Witches are what create the Demons. While Demons harass mortals, the Witches work on turning those mortals into more demons, before eventually sacrificing them all to make themselves more powerful.This one seems to be slightly weakened from its demons dying around it, but that’s like saying you’re weakened without a few fingers. This Witch can, and will, kill you.>Use your fancy ass running skills to RUN THE FUCK AWAY>Gulp and jog backwards till Ida and Roland are at your side>Write In (roll 3d10. This is the awesome option, if you can’t guess).
Rolled 10, 10, 6 = 26 (3d10)>>39412636>Write In (roll 3d10. This is the awesome option, if you can’t guess).Hmmmmm, Kite the slow ass witch bitch into a gas station, Shot gun gas station, out run fireball, light cigarette on witch ashes.
Rolled 6, 5, 7 = 18 (3d10)>>39412636>>Write In (roll 3d10. This is the awesome option, if you can’t guess).BOUNCE OFF THE WALLS TO AVOID ATTACKS.PEPPER IT WITH SHOT TO KEEP IT BUSY.PRAY TO WHATEVER DEITY YOU BELIEVE IN.
>>39412667...This pleases me.
>>39412667Good job anon.
>>39412686>>39412696Happy to oblige.
>>39412636>Write in.Dodge like a mofo.Also, let the rest of the team know we've got some bad mojo incoming.
>>39412667Slowly, you look around for a gas station or something. This witch has gotta burn.Unfortunately, you can’t see any within a block. And the witch is advancing towards you, taking its precious time. It hasn’t sensed an Em-Gee yet, so it thinks it isn’t in trouble.Time to prove just what a bad idea that was.You quickly jump to the side, to the tall apartment building on the side of the street, firing as many shots as you can from your shotgun before it melts in your hands. The Witch screams in rage, finally recognizing it is fighting a worthy opponent. Even as you toss your shotgun away, the Witch starts running after you, her feet clawing into the ground, distorting the reality of the road more than tearing it apart. Without waiting, you keep running up the side of the building, jumping back and forth between windowsills to keep momentum. But you can feel the witch catching up. So, without further ado, you turn, drive your feet into the side of the building again, and launch straight back down into the Witch’s comically surprised face.Your elbow, luckily one of the most heavily armored parts of your suit, crunches into the Witch’s face with extreme prejudice, the enchanted metal melting away at her face as she screams. But before too long, her screams are interrupted by the sound of her body crushing into the ground.You roll away, taking a few seconds to catch your breath. She’s down, for a few seconds.Time to finish it.(1/2)
>>39412864From your equipment bag, you pull your most sacred treasure. You usually carry everything you need to survive on you, whether it’s out in the woods or in a bathroom stall with no toilet paper left. But this is something more than that. This is your dad’s old double edge razor, still in prime condition thanks to its many enchantments that your father and yourself poured into it. It could cut through steel (you’ve tried) and just about anything else.So before the Witch can even think about fighting, you flick out the blade, and slice off the Witch’s head.You watch as power erupts from the Witch, flowing back into the city around you. You watch the demons disentegrate, slowly dissolving into the road itself and repairing it, paying back the damage done. You even feel a little energy go through you.You turn back to face your comrades, who are still picking their jaws off the floor. Even Roland, the two and a half metre giant wearing modified Legion armor that required an exo suit to even support itself, has an expression of surprise.You drop the Witch’s head as you go to fish another item out of your bag, still holding onto the razor.“Well that,” you start, opening the pair of sunglasses,“was quite a,” you begin to put them on, even as you watch Robin slowly come to a realization of what you’re doing, but far too late...“...close shave.”>Become God from your punnery.>Collapse in a puddle from fighting a Witch as a mortal and *winning*>Write In
>>39412953>>Write InCrash this quest. WITH NO SURVIVORS.
>>39411236You got your wish, fucker.
>>39412953>Become God from your punnery.
>>39412953>Ask "we heading back home, now?"
>>39412953I do believe that means I just won this missions kill count rally. Pay up.
>>39412953>Collapse in a puddle from fighting a Witch as a mortal and *winning*But not before shouting something about being number 1
>>39412953>>Write In"We done here? Let's get home, I'm starving."
>>39412973No thanks, please don't.Before you can even consider becoming a god, Roland and the others rush over, catching you before you fall over."Goddamn, Shogo, that was too far. I don't care if you won, you're not an Em-Gee, you should not be fighing Witches. That's their job." Roland looks over you concernedly,You attempt to wave him off. "Hey, I'm fine, right? And we won! Without a Witch, that source is gonna collapse on its own without creating any more portals.">>39413018"Now, can we go home? I'm really fucking tired. Plus, Ida, you owe me. We agreed that a Witch is worth, what, a thousand demons?"Ida begins to retort, before being cut off by another loud bang."Sorry, but none of you are going home just yet."Your squad all turns to face a young girl standing next to where the portal was located. Tapping her foot impatiently. It almost seems cute, apart from demon blood covering her uniform enough that red and yellow have become the primary colours. Only the tall wooden staff she holds is clean."Akane Shogo, Roland Matthews, Ida Jorgensen, and Robin Greaves. I think High Command would like to speak to you all."
>>39413072Well, anyone else feel like their entire day got ruined?
>>39413072---A few hours later---"And it's at this point the witch appeared, is that Correct Mr. Akane?""That's right."Mr. Akane, what lead you to choose to fight it instead of, pardon my bluntness, running as far in the opposite direction as you could?"You sigh and think about it for a few seconds.>Eh, I thought it would be fun>I didn't see an Em-Gee around, sir. I knew that if I let it go, it would kill everyone.>Because that's my job.>Write In>>39413103How so?
>>39413072"Oh good, an Em-Gee decided to turn up. Well, work's done, right? Can we just go and get debriefed? Please?"
>>39413120>I didn't see an Em-Gee around, sir. I knew that if I let it go, it would kill everyone.
>>39413120>>I didn't see an Em-Gee around, sir. I knew that if I let it go, it would kill everyone.Then add that if we got killed while being stupid it would at least give everyone else a decent shot.
>>39413120Meant that from Akane's point of view of well shit there goes my off time.>I didn't see an Em-Gee around, sir. I knew that if I let it go, it would kill everyone.Also it wasn't at full power and wasn't looking at me. Surprise and a plan counts for a lot.
>>39413120>"The Em-Gee didn't turn up until after the witch was dead. Without support, there was no way we would be able to walk away, so my only option was to engage. It was simply the luck of the draw that I happened to have the det-pack on me rather than someone else, so I was the person who was there when it happened. Had someone else been there, I'm sure they would have come to the same conclusion as I did."
>>39413120>>I didn't see an Em-Gee around, sir. I knew that if I let it go, it would kill everyone.
>>39413152>>39413176>>39413182Writing, with the addendum's.
>>39413120“Sir, I didn’t see any Em-Gee up until she,” you indicate the girl sitting to the side of the room, “decided to show up. I knew that if I let it go, then it would go on to kill many more people, especially when it had entered the real world in its form. In the end, my life is less valuable than the people I serve, and even if I had died then the others would still have taken it down much more easily. Plus, the Witch was hardly at full strength, so I-”One of the board members interrupts you. He wears the sash of Quartermaster, declaring he is the one who controls the influx of supplies into the area MTRT-17 operates in. “That’s complete and utter tosh! You risked yourself, and your equipment, just so you could be a hero? And your shotgun, we’re gonna have to acquire another one that can stand up to those insane shells you put into it-”“Silence, Jax! It is not your place to talk about heroes, especially when they are successful.” this time, the Magical Girl shouted out, standing up with the help of her staff. “He saved hundreds, if not thousands of lives, and you complain about a fucking shotgun?”Jax keeps eye contact with the girl for a few seconds, before breaking away and nodding slowly. “I understand. Forgive me, Akane Shogo. That was too far.”>Stick your tongue out at him.>”It’s alright, sir.”>Write in.
>>39413433>>”It’s alright, sir.”
>>39413433>Write in.Its fine, I know our equipment doesnt fall off trees. At least nothing else got melted. including my ass.
>>39413433>>”It’s alright, sir.”I'll miss the shotgun too, but she did her job and helped me put down what needed to be put down.
>>39413491>>39413506>>39413535Writing, general idea is get.
>>39413555You shake your head. “it’s fine, sir, I can understand your frustration. Equipment certainly doesn’t grow on trees, and I hated losing the shotgun as well. But in the end, a broken shotgun is better than a dead MTRT member, even if I did say I was willing to die to save people. In the end, this is the best way.”Jax nods. “Fair enough.”>You have Jax’s respect! “Well, that brings us to the end point of this discussion.” You turn back to the Em-Gee, who has walked in front of the board members, looking up at you. Despite the difference in height, you still feel the impressive power that the Em-Gee puts out, almost pushing you back.“Akane Shogo, I would like to promote you. As an MTRT member, you’ve done incredible work, and your actions are overall thought out and well-executed. You are also strong enough to kill a Witch, even if by luck only. While you aren’t a Magical Girl, I’d like to offer you an option to train with us and become the first Witch Hunter.”>Write In.
>>39413694I'd be honored, as soon as you tell me what that means.
>>39413734I'll back this.
>>39413694Try to contain excitementFailAccept
>>39413784“Uh, yeah, sure! I’d be honored! Just as soon as I know what exactly that means.”The girl nods. “Fair enough. Well, right now the only people capable of killing Witches are Magical Girls. Sure, sometimes groups or even just single squadrons can take them down, but usually with heavy losses and no guarantee of a kill. You are, literally, the first human to kill a Witch.”“Uh, you guys aren’t human?”“We were, and we are, but we’ve got a magical core inside of us that grants us our powers. Modified humans, if you will. You are a pure human, with nothing but plain old equipment to support you. Even if Jax complains, it is monumentally cheaper to make you an entire set of equipment than it is to replace or even repair my own or other magical girl’s equipment. Thus, you would help us immensely in saving some money for better purchases, like upgrading overall defenses of the city.”“If you become a Witch Hunter, you’ll train with magical girls, and learn how to kill a Witch properly. Cutting off its head is usually the easiest way, but there are others that may be a better choice depending on what Witch you’re facing. If you accept, you can come with me right now and we can begin.>Write In
>>39413883Well spelled out like that how can i refuse?
>>39413883Umm sure what have I got to lose?
>>39413883Lets do it
>>39413883Sure, does it come with a few more gadgets?And Do I get to work with my old team?any orbs or anything like that going into me?
>>39413883>>39413940>>39413982>>39413983>>39413986Writing! With your extra questions!
>>39414011You nod slowly. “Alright then. When you put it like that, I’ll do it. But I have a few questions. For example, can I get more equipment? And do I get to work with my old team? And what about the magic or whatever the Witches release? Do I get some of that?”The girl chuckles. “well, I’m sure I can convince Jax into getting you some nicer equipment. As for your old team, while I know they may be up for the challenge, especially you Roland, I think it’s best if you learn and then go teach them afterwards. As for the magic, well, you’re just a human, so you can’t really do anything with magic. It would just pass through you.”>Uh,about that can't touch magic thing....>Well, when I can I get the new equipment?>Alright, let’s go.>Let me get some sleep back at HQ first. I’ve got some stuff I want to take care of.>Write In
>>39414139>Alright, let’s go.
>>39414139>>Uh,about that can't touch magic thing....then lets go.Equipment will come.
>>39414139>Uh,about that can't touch magic thing....
>>39414139>>Uh,about that can't touch magic thing....>>Well, when I can I get the new equipment?>>Alright, let’s go.
>Write In"So humans aren't supposed to feel anything at all?>Uh,about that can't touch magic thing....
>>39414325“Uh, about that can’t touch magic thing?”“What?”You look down at your hands, and twiddle your thumbs. “Well, you see, when I killed the Witch, I kinda, sorta, felt some of its magic enter me.”At this, the room falls silent, even Robin’s quiet whispering to a rapidly-getting-redder Ida gets cut off.You look around. “What?”“I think I should be asking you that. I can’t detect any magic from you whatsoever. And not in some special way either. You’re a completely average human to my eyes. So how on Earth are you absorbing magic?”You shrug. “No clue. I felt it enter me, I can say that for sure. And I know you feel really, really powerful. But that’s it.”The girl slowly shakes her head. “Alright, something’s wrong. Either you’re lying, I can’t detect magic for shit, or you’re secretly a magical girl or Witch.”>Roll 3d10.
Rolled 3, 1, 4 = 8 (3d10)>>39414408lets not fuck up!
>>39414408I'll clarify best of 3 rolls.
Rolled 8, 6, 10 = 24 (3d10)>>39414408
Rolled 7, 2, 10 = 19 (3d10)>>39414408Well I'm too pretty for a witch and look terrible in a frilly skirt.
>>39414452We're a magical boy!with hopefully an ocean of magical powers. That we can disregard to get down and dirty with our new more enchanted SHOTGUN OF BADASSERY!
Rolled 9, 8, 7 = 24 (3d10)>>39414408
>>39414452>>39414468>>39414670I NEVER ASKED FOR THISBefore you can take another breath, the girl rushes across the room at you and slams you, hard.You go rocketing back, flying over the surprised faces of your squadron before you eventually reach the other wall. Luckily, you get your feet below you in time, crouching up to absorb the impact."Shogo! Em-Gee, what are you doi-" before Roland can finish his sentence, the girl flicks her wrist at your friends and freezes them in place, only their eyes moving to follow you two.Slowly, gravity takes over and you slide back down to the floor, still facing the girl. She smirks, and points her staff at you, firing a bright blast of light.With some quick thinking you manage to dodge the blast, only to find more coming for you. At this point, you give up on the foolish notion of physics and jump up to the roof, attempting to run down the girl, but she just adjusts her aim to follow you.Eventually, one lands on you, and you fall to the ground, groaning. It burns, almost like the feeling of the backblast of your shotgun. But you've still got one more thing...The girl walks over, still smirking, and leans down to you, putting her finger up against your nose."Boop. Time for you to-""Wait one second!"She freezes. "What."You grin as you slide both your sunglasses and razor blade out from the hidden pockets in your suits forearms, using your left hand to open the blade against the girl's throat while putting on the glasses with the other."You see," settling the sunglasses on your nose, "I've still got a trick up my sleeve."She stares at you dumbfoundedly.You continue, the shit eating grin on your face widening. "Get it? Secret pockets? Trick up my sleeve?"Slowly, ever so slowly, the shocked look on her face changes. Her lips slowly close, then spread again, into a half smile, then full smile, then wide open again as she starts laughing, not stopping for minutes.Finally, finally, she stops.(1/2)
>>39414692"Oh god. Fuck, alright, that's funny." She steps away from your blade, removing her own finger from your nose. "Okay, sorry about that, I had to check. If you were a Witch in disguise or something, god, can you imagine the ramifications?"Before you can respond, she turns to your friends and removes the bond from them as well, letting them collapse to the floor now that there wasn't anything supporting them. Before they can do anything, she bows to both them and yourself. "Again, my apologies, I had to check if you were a witch. This was the best way."You nod, rubbing your nose slightly. "Alright then, fine. So, you know I'm a human now? Or at least one with powers?""No, no, humans can't have powers. That's been established time and time again. You're definitely a magical girl.">Pick jaw off floor>Complain about lack of tits>Make suggestive eyebrow motions at (insert person)>Write InFuck, this came earlier than expected. I'm gonna start setting the DC at 10 or something from now on.
>>39414798>>Write In"Do I have to paint my armor all flowery? I kinda like it as is..."
>>39414798>Write InUhh, sorry but last time I checked I had a dick.
>>39414798Excuse me, did you just say I'm a magical girl?>make a show out of peeking down into my pants
>>39414798Don't punish us for my write in letting us insta gib a witch."I am going to ask for a title change. I can't call myself an MG with a straight face, and i don't think anyone else can be expected too either."
>>39414798>Write InExcuse you, Im a magical MAN
>>39414798I think jim and the boys would disagree with you.
>>39414798>>Pick jaw off floor>>Complain about lack of titsWhat was the dc for magic?Did we gain anything special with it being so high?Also as for a small write it.How did you confirm I am a magical girl, all you did was shoot shit at me. and I dodge for the most part.Also If you like, you can confirm I am no girl.I've something I'd show you here but we have to big an audience.
>Write In>Blank Stare, then"One question: I still get to be a guy, right?"
>>39414853I can.Especially since It sounds like we're the first wizard in existence.Don't be that guy.
>>39414798Writing.So I set this DC at 8. Which, to be fair, is high, wouldn't you agree? So, congratulations. No punishment will come, because I like writing fun things about badasses so this is all good. Nice job, seriously
>>394149698 was fair. What was the witch stomp dc?
>>39414969lower being better?
>>39415033No we needed at least 2 8+ to pass. on a roll of 3d10
>>39415033Higher being better. With both the 9-8 and 10-8, you succeeded. I would like to point out that if at any point the girl had wanted to, you would be a stain on the ground. Surely you don't think a ranged magical girl would ever get up close to you, the one who killed a witch with a razor blade?
>>39415142Essentially,>Why were you ever under the impressionNow back to the story!“Uh, not to question your supreme intelligence and knowledge, but I’m very sure I am a guy, unless I read the wrong dictionary.”The girl shakes her head. “While it isn’t active, there is a magical core inside of you. It’s dormant right now, and I don’t know any way of awakening it, but it means that you went through the process of becoming a magical girl, but never reached the final point that would push you over the edge, awaken your core, and turn you into a magical girl. Usually people just die if the process doesn’t end, but that’s not all. When you were jumping about just then, you were using magic. In fact, you were absorbing parts of my attack and using it for yourself.”I interrupt. “How do you know all this, just from watching me?”The girl shrugs. “Most magical girls can see the flows of magic, and how powerful other magical girls or witches are. I can’t read your own power, since it’s hidden behind the dormancy, but I can still see your use of power.”“So how would I find out my power level?“Back at the training area we have a piece of tech called the Sorceric Concealment Overturn and Undermine Tool. We’re working on portable ones, but until we get those we have to bring people back.”You nod slowly. “Okay. I think I get it. I’m an unactivated magical girl. And I steal magic to use from others, rather than making my own.”She smiles. “Exactly. Which, by the way, is a very useful talent. If you can keep it when you activate your core, then you could continue to build your strength using that method.“So, we should be going. Any last things you want to do?”>Treat your squad members for shell shock from recent events>Go home and get rest in your own bed before joining the girl>Write In
>Treat your squad members for shell shock from recent events
>>39415201>>Treat your squad members for shell shock from recent events>Write inSo long as I stay a man, I wouldn't mind trying to get it activated in the future.
>>39415201>Treat your squad members for shell shock from recent eventsIf the core activates I still stay a guy right?
>>39415201>Treat your squad members for shell shock from recent eventsIs there any way I could keep my dick if it does activate?
>>39415201You walk over to your teammates, slowly pulling them off one another. As you do this, you continue to talk to the girl."Hey, so what's your name? Since, you know, calling you 'the girl' doesn't work.""Eliza is my name.:"Alright then, Eliza. So about my magic core," you turn over Ida so she's facing the ceiling, and grab some water from your equipment bag, "if it ever activates, will I stay I guy? Or go full on magical girl?"Eliza shrugs. "You're one of a kind, Shogo. I have no fucking clue. I think you'll probably become one, just because that's the usual way of doing things. But considering that you still haven't activated your core, even with what you've gone through? It may be that your core may never activate until you really, really, really fucking need it."You finish up taking care of Ida, letting her drink the water while she stares off into the distance, and move onto Robin. "Alright, so I may or may not become a girl, and I definitely don't become one if I try to avoid activating my magical core.""About that, yeah. Don't know why you wouldn't, though.""I kinda like my dick. It's nice.""I used to be a guy too, ya know."You drop Robin to the ground, both bouncing her out of her shock ("Hey, watch it asshole!") and putting you into it instead. "You what?""I used to be a guy.""And you were fine with changing?"Eliza shrugs. "Obviously not, but when you're a fucking magical girl there aren't many downsides. Like, you don't have to worry about-"You interrupt her...him...whatever. "Nope, not going there. I'll burn that bridge with extreme prejudice when I come to it."You stand up again, pulling Roland and Robin with you. Ida has managed to crawl over to put her back against the wall, still cradling the water."So, guys, what do you think?"Robin smiles. "Well, ignoring the fact that each and every time I said 'you hit like a woman' during training is justified, I'm fine with it."(1/2)
Roland agrees. “I think this is a great opportunity for you, and for us. Hell, we can say that we’re the first squadron to ever have a member graduate to being a Magical Girl. The other commanders are gonna be green with envy.”“Come on, Shogo. Time to leave.” you turn to Eliza, who’s currently standing on a golden disc.You start walking, only to hear behind you, “Good Luck!”You turn to find Ida still sitting against the wall, but this time smiling at you, a thumbs up displayed on the hand not coddling the water bottle.You smile and respond in kind, before hopping onto the disc, and preparing for your new life as a magical whatever-the-fuck.---Short break, feel free to discuss and ask me questions while I prepare the next section. How are you enjoying it so far? Too fast? Gotta go fast(er)?
>>39415531Oh, and while we're waiting I'll get a pastebin with some character info and shit ready.
>>39415531I'm really enjoying it so far and the pace is great. I only really have one question, will this be a one shot of quest or are you going to make it a regular thing?
>>39415531Great so far, op.
>>39415531So far so good. Fucking relieved that people arent jumping on the first chance they get to genderbend. Id much rather Shogo stay a slightly magical man than a fully magical girl. It sets this quest apart and probably open up quite a few interesting interactions, considering were one of a kind. At least as far as Eliza knows.
>>39415531Enjoying it so far. Hope we never have to actually use our core though.
>>39415531yup im enjoying it, pace is fine.>>39415704I am with you I hope the training should put us with enough skill + the new gear that we can destroy plenty of shit.Along with learning how to absorb and use our powers more efficiently.
>>39415565Also, guys>Sorceric Concealment Overturn and Undermine ToolNo one got it?Roland Matthews:A hulking two and a half metres of a man, the only real stealthy thing about him is that he absorbs more light than he reflects. He's black, is what I'm saying.Roland used to serve in the USMC before the Magical Girls revealed themselves to the world, and actually fought with them a few times before the official reveal. When they did come out, he volunteered to serve under them in the recently invented Magical Threat Response Force. The MTRTs are present in nearly every major city on Earth.Roland's preferred method of battle relies on his armor and sword. His armor is heavily modified Legion Armor, with an exo-skeleton to help him move faster inside the monstrosity that turns his 2.5m frame into something even more scary.The sword is his real treasure. Firearms are actually rather inefficient weapons for the MTRT forces, since each individual round needs to be enchanted before firing, and it takes a while even for a single magazine of ammunition to be enchanted. With bladed weapons, it's much easier, since they can be reused, and more enchanting efforts can go into it without it feeling like a waste. Roland's sword almost belongs some [s]Chinese cartoons[/s], a comically large piece of metal that he can only wield with the help of his Legion armor. With both, though, he simply walks into the enemy and swings. Don't piss off Roland.>>39415632Regular! Might have time tomorrow night, if your mind and body is willing.>>39415690Thanks>>39415702I've never cared, and I think I'm interested in seeing where you go with this. I'm also excited for the >final tranformation, when you do get around to it, because by that point your slightly magical man may well be stronger than magical girls.>>39415704When you do though...*puts on glasses*It'll be pretty hardcore.please love me
>>39415739Let's get started!ROLL 3D10. FOR SHITS AND GIGGLES, YEAH?
Rolled 9, 8, 10 = 27 (3d10)>>39415796
>>39415805Holy shit mate good fucking job.
>>39415805Everyone go homewe won
Rolled 4, 8, 7 = 19 (3d10)>>39415739doing the stats sheets?>>39415796rolling
>>39415805Oh god oh god. Somebody grab the disgunbgud.gif.
Rolled 6, 3, 9 = 18 (3d10)>>39415796
>>39415854"...Well that was fucking horrifying."You stand over the slightly twitching body of your first opponent. You're sure that it used to be a magical girl.You try to remember what on Earth happened to get you to this point.(Wavy Flashback to some time ago)This is gonna take a while to write up. Feel free to [s]shitpost just a little[/s]
Did we just get permission to shitpost?
>>39415938Constructive Shitposting. Like, smut about Shogo fucking the universe and its rules into the ground
>>39415953There was a bright flash of light, and you stumbled off the disc, collapsing on the stone ground. Eliza lets the magic of the teleportation disc go, and bends over to pull you up.“Come on, we’ve got to introduce you to everyone first,” she explains, turning to point at the Wow that’s a really big fucking castle and it’s on a floating island.You realize that you’re actually on the island of Haioku, the base where the magical girls make their home. It floats above Lake Michigan, a few miles away from the shores of Chicago, and a mile away from the ground itself. Even with your much less sensitive magic sense, you can feel the power of the spells keeping this thing aloft. You even feel something similar to the power the Witch you killed expended, yet condensed into a single form.>Uh, Eliza? What’s with the magic floating this thing?>When do I get to start training?>Do I get my new equipment yet? Some of this stuff is still dirty from my fight...
>>39416004>Uh, Eliza? What’s with the magic floating this thing?>Do I get my new equipment yet? Some of this stuff is still dirty from my fight...
>>39416004>Uh, Eliza? What’s with the magic floating this thing?>When do I get to start training?"Please dont tell me im the only man on this thing."
>>39416004>>Uh, Eliza? What’s with the magic floating this thing?>>When do I get to start training?
>>39416004>EVERYTHING"So, Eliza, before we get started, can I just ask a few questions? Like, how the hell is this thing floating, when do I get a change of fresh clothes that actually fit me since it's just dawned on me that I may very well be the only guy aboard this monstrosity, and when do I get to start training?"Eliza listens patiently, and after you finish she begins to answer. Turns out that magical cores are in everything except humans, yet most are dormant. You can collect them and use them to store energy. Yet, when humans interact with a core, there's a reaction that causes the core to not just store energy, but produce it as well. Using that, you can turn on other cores that you collect from elsewhere, and use them as energy sources. Right now, the magic powering the island are several Witch cores with several hundred animal cores as a battery serving to keep the magic bound on the Island going."About the other issues, we can definitely find you clothes," she reassures you, "but not yet as we do want to get these introductions done.">Insist on new change of clothes. Who'll listen to some chump wearing dirty armor?>Accept her reasoning. Hey, maybe the girls will respect you for looking like you have actually been in a fight.>Write in.
>>39416201>>Accept her reasoning. Hey, maybe the girls will respect you for looking like you have actually been in a fight.
>>39416201>Accept her reasoning. Hey, maybe the girls will respect you for looking like you have actually been in a fight.Sure why not, dont wanna go stomping in their castle without making myself known
>>39416201>Accept her reasoning. Hey, maybe the girls will respect you for looking like you have actually been in a fight.
>>39416201>Accept her ReasoningYou follow Eliza inside the castle, trying to ignore the fact that you drain energy from magic and you could drain energy from the island and you could go crashing towards the lake without ever having held hands with someone you love-Once you're inside, you take a breath and pretend you're back on land.Of course, now you're facing an entire hall full of magical girls. Some are eating at long tables, others flying around near the rafters, more sitting on the ground and practicing their magics. The only real thing that any of them have in common is that they're all looking at you,Eliza coughs. "Ladies, this is Akane Shogo. You may know him as the mortal who killed the Witch. He'll be with us for a while, since it turns out that he may be a magical girl."She turns to you, and you turn back to the hall.>Uh...hi?>Nice to meet you all! Looking forward to working with you!>I'm Akane Shogo, and I'll be your coworker for a bit. Thanks for having me.>Write in Haha time for harem
>>39416327Oh, side note: do not ever pursue a harem, or I will destroy you. You will crit fail everything ever.
>>39416327>I'm Akane Shogo, and I'll be your coworker for a bit. Thanks for having me.>>39416350Yikes, as if harems weren't a destructive enough force as it were.
>>39416381So powerful that it actually enters real life. Babes are attracted to you like flies to shit, yet much like shit you can't seem to do anything else.
>>39416350>No haremthank you based QM
>>39416327>Uh...hi?>Nice to meet you all! Looking forward to working with you!>>39416350I wasn't planning on it Waifu's destroy too many quests and Haremfags are just annoying.
>>39416327>I'm Akane Shogo, and I'll be your coworker for a bit. Thanks for having me.
>>39416327>Write in"So how many of you used to be dudes?"Dont actually do thispls
>>39416488This.Except I actually want to say it.
>>39416427I'm so based that CATS said I belong to them.>Generic polite greeting is a go."Uh, hi everyone! I'm Akane Shogo, and I'll be your coworker for a bit. It's nice to meet you all, and I look forward to working with you all. Thanks for having me."You finish, leaving a small moment of awkward silence where you shift back and forth a bit, until a sprinkling of laughter comes from not too far away from where you stand.It appears one of the magical girls is really finding the situation funny."Oh, god, that's fucking hilarious Eliza. A bit far, though, to bring a guy just for the sake of a joke."Eliza frowns. "This is no joke, Marie. Shogo will be joining us from today to train to fight witches."Marie stands from her place, and confidently hops over to where you are, covering the distance easily. She walks right up to you, and pushes you backwards."Listen, boy. We are magical girls. *Girls*. Not boys. You can go back to pretending that you're the one in control of the world, while the ladies do the real work, okay sweetie?>Write In>>39416488>>39416513For this write in here, it may be a valid option. allow yourself to read what I write and edit it slightly.
>>39416521>Write In" I don't have much experience with dating but shouldn't we have dinner and a movie before you cop a feel?"Or some other smart ass comment.
>>39416521"So, uh, Marie, right? Did you used to be a guy too?"
>>39416521"So, uh, Marie, I don't really have too much experience with dating, but don't you have to take me to dinner and a movie before you try to cop a feel?"Marie's face starts to grow red, though less embarrassment-red and more I'll-kill-you-right-fucking-here-and-now-red. "Plus,were you once a guy too? Because, Eliza is, and I'm sure more are.:Marie spits through her teeth, "you ool. Those who got changed were lucky to be granted more than the pathetic hollow life that you men live. Eliza may once have been like you, but she realizes now that true strength only lies with women."She slowly draws back her fist, energy starting to gather around it, crackling like lighting. "And now I'm going to punish you for your insolence.>Dodge>Hit back>Absorb the attack>Write InAnd here's where the roll comes in.
>>39416719>Absorb the attack
>>39416719>>DodgeAbsorb on the side.
Rolled 6, 5, 1 = 12 (3d10)>>39416719>Dodge
>>39416719>Absorb the attackAND THEN>Hit backWe mirror man
Five or so minutes Figure out what you want most. Either way, you've made the roll back above, so figure out how you can live up to that roll.
Rolled 8, 8, 2 = 18 (3d10)>>39416719Dodge.
>>39416719Just as Marie's fist of lightning condenses into a tight mesh, she punches you, driving her fist as far as she can into your body.Of course, by the point she's actually made the punch, you've already dodged to the side. Now out of the way of the punch, you almost take your time in grabbing her fist, and pulling her past you. You feel the electricity in you now, a power that seems sharp and vicious, but you manage to redirect it from your right hand to your left, just as you finish pulling Marie and now push her further, letting the electricity arc across to the surprised magical girl.---"Will we need a mop?" you ask.Marie seems alive, barely. You know that logically the only thing that can realy end any magical girl is getting their heads cut off, so it seems weird that you managed to so easily break her."Not really the introduction I had planned," Eliza mutters, "but at least you made an impact. Good job.""Thanks, Eliza. So what now?"She waves her hand. "get some rest. You've been up since, well, when did you start that raid on the source?You think of the number. "A day, yeah. Fair enough, I feel ready for some sleep."She guides you through the castle util you come to a small door. Eliza indicates it. "You'll be sleeping here for now. There's a form of pecking order about who gets the biggest room. Since you're last, then you get this one. "Nah, that's fine," you say, peering in. Small, sure, but the bed looks pretty damn comfortable."I' think I'll be just fine.">New Skill! Redirection! You can now absorb and send enemies' attacks right back at them! This takes some luck, though, depending on what they;re throwing at ya!
>>39416970I'm really tired right now and I've just been keeping my eyes closed while typing and I feel like I might mess up at some point.Thank you so much for being here for my first thread. I have a Twiiter, @ArtemisQM. I'm really fucking tired, so can someone else please archive the thread? I'd appreciate it.will be around for a bit until I get knocked out to answer questions. Thanks for playing
>>39417000Your twitter shows no results for me.
>>39417016https://twitter.com/artemisQMHow about now?
Thanks for running the game, op, looking forward to the next ones.
>>39417030Now it exists. Thanks!
Oh, by the way, would tomorrow be a good time for people? I'll give a few hours notice before I start on Twitter.
>>39417000Thanks for running dude. This quest looks like itll be great fun. Especially if Shogo's luck persists at good moments like it has.
>>394170547-8 EST would be good for me.Side note what tags do you want on the archive?
>>39417090Magical Soldier, Magical Boy, Magical Soldier Quest, Magical, Artemis, Artemis Magical Soldier Quest, ArtemisQM, and I think that's the most of it.
>>39417116Yeah, I had most of that just wanted to confirm. Archived here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Soldier%20QuestSorry if the description isn't what you wanted I wasn't too sure what to put.
>>39417168>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Magical%20Soldier%20QuestYo, that's fine for now. I can go back later if I have to. Thanks again. Have a nice night.