>You are a young man named Lloyd from the frozen Northern mountains of Tordo, on the continent of Teege. After a youth spent learning magic, you and your girlfriend spent some time as bandits after your home was destroyed, but have recently taken a chance to escape that life into a legit one... As sellswords, admittedly, but it's better than nothing.>Your exact goal will change from thread to thread, most likely involving some job or another you've been sent on.>The questmasters are Octoling (myself), and Grandflaw. There's no particular rhyme or reason to who posts when, and sometimes one of us might not appear all.>Character Death is always a possibility and sometimes an inevitability (this is Fire Emblem after all), but your actions can very easily influence who lives and who dies.>Voting periods will last an average of ten to fifteen minutes, but this may be increased, decreased, or generally changed at any given moment based on voter turnout.>The previous threads are archived on suptg. A link to the most recent (coupled with summary and a handy list of names) is pasted http://pastebin.com/s0fAnLFe>Our update twitter is https://twitter.com/qmgrandflocto and you can shoot us questions at http://ask.fm/qmgrandflocto>An up-to-date link to all threads currently archived, both for this quest and its precursor: http://pastebin.com/Q77ts75m
You've been back all of a day now, and already another client has arrived.You guess that's just timing, and doesn't even necessarily mean you'll be sent out, but...Eh, you don't particularly feel like checking out who it is. You and Leigh are in a conversation with Lyeim, and if you're put on the job you'll be put on the job whether you were greeting crew or not.Just having gone off on a tangent, Lyeim continues, "yeah, it's just... Why does that kind of stuff always get brought up for the first time right before it becomes relevant in fiction? I know it's a saying, but it's still a really improbable writing cliche."Leigh shrugs. "Anyway, what were you saying?"Lyeim opens his mouth to speak, "I... Don't remember. Lost my train of thought. Sure it was important." He looks at you. "You got any idea, Lloyd?"Finishing cleaning off the glasses you've been wearing for the entirety of this, you perk up. "Uh, what? Oh, sorry."Lyeim snaps his fingers. "Right, now I remember! So basically, I bumped into this guy from the Magical Senate in town when-"Irene approaches. "Er, Lyeim, the clients are your sisters.""Huh, what? They're back on the Mainland?!"Irene nods. "They said you should probably hear this.">A. Still not you and Leigh's business until you're told it's your business>B. Follow them up
>>43694613Time renewed, unless someone beats this post to the punch.
>>43694822And again with the renewals of vote time. I don't mind doing this repeatedly.
>>43694613>B. Follow them up
>>43695086"Uh, let's finish this talk some other time, guys." With that, Lyeim leaves his seat and follows Irene.You might as well follow your conversational partner, you and Leigh mutually figure as you get up and follow him.Marrius is sitting, conversing with two dark-brown-haired women and looking... Significantly more agitated than usual."That is... Extremely troubling," he says, trying to keep a grip."Colleen, Rema, what's wrong?" Lyeim asks, sounding more alarmed than you've ever heard him. "Why are you two here?"The more "human" looking of the sisters has glasses, somehow making herself small despite being one of the taller people in the room (only beat out by Leigh and Marrius, if you had to estimate), while the other's visible fangs, tail, the shape of their ears... Pretty much scream "dog person."The bespectacled one says, "well, as we... Just finished... Just finished summarizing, Tobias had... Learned that someone who's probably one of uncle Vaga's sons, living out in Odo... That was a couple weeks ago, and now we've just heard that the... Relative he was tracking down is the leader of a bandit company called the Groznyi group..."Irene sounds... Shocked. "Wait, wait, did you say they're called the Groznyi group?!""In Odo, yes," the more beastly of the siblings snaps, "need us to repeat anything more obvious?">A. How is this significant>B. Write-in response>C. Be silent
>>43695319>A. How is this significant
>>43695375"Wait, fill us in... How's this significant?"Now it's Irene's turn to sound grim. "That's... Just yesterday, when the remains of Alice, Rune, and Tiamo were found..."Clenching his fist, Marrius finishes, "Lord Phineas and Lady Demeter of Noba had hired us to help clear them out. Them and their escort, Riga, have not been seen since."The passive one says, "uh... Are Rema and I opening up old wounds, then?"Rema responds (you can safely assume the other is Colleen now), "hey, they just said they were found yesterday! There's nothing old about it!" She goes silent for a moment before continuing, "so do we get a discount on services for helping revenge?"Colleen and Lyeim both shoot her rather appalled looks."What?"Colleen speaks next, "we... Wrote mom about this, and she said to just... Keep our cool until she could send dad and Romulus to help-""But like hell we're gonna do that! Tobias could be getting murdered right now! So Colleen here mentions our brother could get us in good with some pretty great mercenaries!"Lyeim reacts, "h-hey, don't put me on the spot like-"Marrius interrupts, "we'll take the job. When are you ready to leave?""When are you ready?" Rema responds."Right..." Marrius says, "give us... three hours."Colleen nods. "Thank you..."As Lyeim shows them out of the meeting room, Marrius sighs. "This is going to be a... Harrowing task. Irene, who do you think we should send?">A. You and Leigh are up to it>B. Say nothing (does not exclude Leigh from talking)>C. Opt out right away>D. Write-in response
>>43695649>B. Say nothing (does not exclude Leigh from talking)
>>43695732"I can go!" Leigh says, both of you still in the room."Leigh?" Marrius says, raising an eyebrow. "I'm sorry, but... I'm not certain you're ready. I mean, you've only completed two jobs so far.""Remember? You were praising me for helping with the Dracozombies in such a small group! Plus, I've been fighting since long before we joined your company."Marrius nods. "And I doubt I'll be talking Lyeim out of this one... Naturally, I'll be going as well. Ansi, absolutely."Irene speaks up, "mind if I come along?"Marrius is taken aback. "Irene, why so suddenly interested in fieldwork?""I know it's been awhile, sir, but... I feel like those girls were my responsibility. I sent them to fight the Groznyi, and now they're dead and some important people are in danger." She breathes in after that long string of words. "Besides, you specifically mentioned that Riga could be in danger. With all due respect, Marrius, you can get... In trouble, when you're worried about her."Marrius nods reluctantly. "You're right, you're right... But who will take over your duties? We're leaving in three hours!""Oh, I know someone who can work short notice!"You probably have room to interject here.>A. Can you come too>B. Count yourself out>C. Mention that Leigh was out before the Dracozombies even showed up>D. Write-in response
>>43695858Did Marrius okay Leigh going?
>>43695899He did. He was more likely just testing her with his initial concern, seeing if she was really confident she could handle herself.
>>43695858>A. Can you come too
>>43695942"Sir, if Leigh is coming, then I would like to as well."Marrius is silent a moment, staring you down, analyzing your expressions. Subconsciously, you tense up, before quickly adjusting your expression to a more "cool and aloof" one."...get that goofy look off your face. It's not intimidating." As you exhale, Marrius finishes, "you can come. Both of you, get ready quickly. Irene, find your guy.""Right away, sir!" Away Irene sashays to... You think to her research room?"So, Colleen," Rena says in a teasing manner as you and Leigh pass, "take it you'll be quivering here in safety?""Rena, don't tease her," Lyeim objects."Hey, I'm just... Making sure," Rena says, her expression softening, "in all seriousness, sis, it's okay if-""No," Colleen replies, "I'm... I want to help. I-I can use a lance just fine!"Leigh shoots a hard-to-read glance (you think... Concern and admiration at the same time?) in their direction.>A. Say something to the siblings (specify)>B. None of your business. Move along
>>43696085Thread renewed. I have to run and do some things IRL for a few minutes anyway.
>>43696085>B. None of your business. Move along
>>43696405You ignore the whole ordeal and get packed, as does Leigh. You also discover that she's bought two three-packs of vulnerary, handing one of the packs to you as she keeps the other.Later, as everyone mentioned earlier is gathered in the headquarters' reception area, you notice a snow-covered stand... Right nearby the usual desk. Behind it is Eyven, speaking to Ansi."Eheh, so... Want some snow for the road?""Don't bring that up!""You sure you don't want any?" He grabs a handful and waves it in front of Ansi. "you could fry it up or something."Bombastically, Ansi replies, "I said I wasn't interested at all! Snow is for coldhearted apathetic sons of bitches like I used to be!"Eyven nods. "Hey, no need to get worked up... s'no skin off my back."Colleen sighs, and Lyeim laughs a tiny bit. After a moment, Rena, nearby, finds something so hilarious about this statement that she begins laughing heartily.Irene looks around at all of the people who've shown up. She has something around her neck. "Alright, this... Groznyi group, as led by the half-garou, half-vautou Nail... If any of you don't feel confident that you can counter them, say so now." She reveals the pendant that, aside from the string keeping it around her neck, was lost in her flesh until moments ago. "I've been using this exclusively for my research purposes, but I figured that the... Urgency of this situation would be sufficient to actually use it to warp as a group!" She clears her throat. "So... Last chance to back out before we arrive in Odo, yeah.">A. Back out>B. Don't back out>C. Why's Eyven here>D. Write-in response
>>43696676>B. Don't back out>C. Why's Eyven here
>>43696748You don't back down. Why would you?That being said, something else certainly has your curiosity grabbed."Uh... Why's Eyven here, exactly?"Eyven responds, "filling in for Irene. I wasn't doing anything anyway, so I figured I could volunteer to do nothing."His gaze doesn't shift towards the snow slowly melting and forming a puddle on the floor by his stand.Marrius puts his head in his hands. "Just... Clean that up."Eyven chuckles. "I'll see if I can squeeze it in. I'm gonna be watching this reception area all day, after all."With that, all of you mentioned (sans Eyven) step outside."Alright," Irene says, grabbing onto both you and Marrius, "you need to be in physical contact with someone to warp with them with a Witch's Pendant, so... Form a chain!"You nod and take Leigh's hand, not really paying attention to how the chain goes besides that.In a flash, Irene sends you all to the former Dain territory, right outside of a town.Immediately after, she collapses, panting and letting go of you and Marrius."This..." She says, panting, "is Bal... Just a few miles East should be the lair of the Groznyi. It used to be an Outpost of Dain, but... When the empire shrunk, it was abandoned, and... S-so on...">A. Ask if she's alright>B. Don't say much>C. Look around the town some. Maybe you'll find something helpful?>D. Wait around until everyone's ready to head East.>E. Write-in dialogue/response/action
>>43696933>A. Ask if she's alright>C. Look around the town some. Maybe you'll find something helpful?
>>43697064>>43697088"You alright, Irene?" You ask, offering a hand.She nods. "Yeah, just... Give me a minute." She accepts your offer of help. "Thanks for the concern, th-though..." She takes a deep breath as she lets go.Marrius turns and explains. "It... Takes a bit out of people to use a Witch Pendant with multiple 'carry-ons.' The more people and the further the distance, the better mage you'd better hope you are."Leigh asks, "has anyone ever died from too much of a load?"Irene clears her throat, looking back up to snuff now. "Yeah, there are... Some known cases, but trust me. They're way worse than this.""Why not take multiple trips, then?"Irene next explains, "even factoring the cooldown time... warping into the barrier to Elza Oasis is... Exhausting. I couldn't do it and then leave with guests without a longer break than we could afford."You and Leigh are satisfied with your answers, and you decide to look around the town with your 9,800 gold.Not much of note, besides one vendor offering a Luna tome at an obviously-inflated 6,000 gold. Comparable to Glower, though not nearly as powerful (its strength depends entirely on your own magical essence), it can completely ignore the resistance of its targets.Is it worth that, though? You can't exactly go back to town to look for it cheaper, and the tome is fairly expensive even without the price gouging, but this is a pretty tough fight you're all anticipating...>A. Nosferatu and Flux will do>B. Go for it>C. Seek the advice of your magic-using allies (Ansi and/or Irene)
>>43697318>C. Seek the advice of your magic-using allies (Ansi and/or Irene)Irene
>>43697344"Uh... Hm...""Take your time, young man," the vendor says."I'm just gonna... Consult with a magic-using friend of mine about what to do."With that you leave, finding Irene examining some maps and the like at some sort of cafe, sipping a warm beverage."Oh, hey, Lloyd. Something troubling you?" She invites you to sit across from her. "I was just going over some maps. Marrius is training Leigh if you needed him for anything. I swear, he's always gotta be helping someone out...""Er, I wasn't looking for him," you say, shaking your head, "I just... Need your input on something.""Alright, shoot," she says, smiling.>A. This vendor is selling a Luna tome at a really high price. Does she think we need it>B. Some vague question about if instant gratification over long-term planning>C. Can she lend you 6,000 gold>D. Is your magic enough as it is>E. Write-in wording
>>43697523>A. This vendor is selling a Luna tome at a really high price. Does she think we need it
>>43697523>C. Can she lend you 6,000 gold
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>43697621>>43697673
>>43697689"So, uh, I'll cut to the chase... Do you have 6,000 gold lying around to be borrowed?"Irene looks taken aback before smiling in a slightly sultry manner. "Cross paths with creditors from the past? I didn't think you were the type, Lloyd.""What? Er, no, nothing like that."Irene sighs. "That's good. Had me worried for a moment.""Uh huh, yeah... Anyway, it's more that there's this Luna tome being sold here, and it's... At a bit of a markup, but I think using it could be... Beneficial, in the short run. I could totally pay you back later, it's just that right now I've been saving-""It's okay," Irene says, "you don't need to waste money or go into debt over that. What kind of dark mage do you think I am?""A... Witch?"Irene giggles. "True, true... But point is," she reaches into a sack and withdraws that same sort of tome in pristine condition, "I could let you borrow this instead.""Wait... Seriously?""It won't be a problem! I mean, I still have Mire, and Gespenst..." She pulls out the latter tome. "This one was passed down from my mentor! But, uh, point is... You can go ahead and borrow that instead, long as you don't break it or anything before you get back.">A. That'd be great, thanks>B. She'd do that?>C. You didn't expect her to take you up on this>D. Write-in response>E. Politely decline, on second thought>F. And if you do break it?
>>43697873>A. That'd be great, thanks>C. You didn't expect her to take you up on this
>>43698074"Er... Thanks," you say, accepting the tome, "that's actually really great of you.""Anything to make sure we all survive this upcoming battle," she responds with a smile.A bit amused, you say, "honestly wasn't expecting to get any help when I asked.""Aw, so you just wanted to talk to me?" She asks, fixing her hair."It's... More that I figured that I'd get a second opinion to tell me not to buy it.""Oh. Not very self-assured?" She asks with concern.>A. You're fine>B. None of her business>C. Admittedly>D. You've noticed>E. Write-in response
>>43698163>B. None of her business
>>43698163>A. You're fine
>>43698452>>43698432"I'm fine, and it's really not your business anyway," you tell her straightforwardly.Irene raises up her hands. "You're right, you're right... Sorry, this is why I usually try to keep it distant. I get invested in employees too easily, and then..." She sighs, glancing East. "Still hurting over letting those three girls get killed. I hope that Phineas, Demeter, Riga, and Tobias are alright..."She looks at Rema, barking orders at Colleen and expecting her to hit her with a lance. You've never seen a transformed Garou before, so... That's pretty new.>A. Discuss the now-missing clients with Irene>B. Ask why Irene doesn't get out in the field more>C. Discuss something else with Irene (specify)>D. Find someone else (again, specify)>E. Skip to heading East>F. Write-in
>>43698575>A. Discuss the now-missing clients with Irene>C. Discuss something else with Irene (Magic experiments)
>>43698642"So, these... Demeter, Phineas, Riga... What's there to say about them?"Irene frowns. This is clearly a touchy subject for her, from all you've heard. "Demeter and Phineas are the daughter and son of the leaders of two of the Duchies that make up Noba: Duchess Devon of Fathom and Duchess Phia of Phile. Riga is the daughter of a Dain general named Roderick who grew up in Malva, the third place, and wound up loyally serving Duchess Victoria in time. Lady Demeter's father was a famous mercenary in his prime, and traveled with her mother, so she had a... Bit of a romanticized view of the adventures they had up until shortly before her birth. She roped Lord Phineas into it, and Duchess Victoria sent Riga along with them as a guardian.""Right, and this... Connection that you mentioned Marrius and Riga having?""You know how Marrius' father was dear friends with a man called Derrick?"You mention that you had heard of this."Well, Roderick was Derrick's brother, and after he died in the war Derrick pretty much raised her in his stead."You thank her for the history lesson and ask for one in magic-science."You mean my experiments and the like?" She asks.You nod."Well, there's a lot of ground to cover. Where do I start?">A. Just... In general>B. Teleportation stuff>C. Colleagues with Eyven?>D. Why is she so interested>E. Top secret projects?>F. Write-in question>G. Never mind
>>43698893I just realized that I barely had Irene touch upon Riga and Marrius.Pretend she also mentioned a "childhood friends" angle, how Marrius thinks of her much more often than he lets on, and possibly some mentions of admiration for his spirit for good measure.
>>43698893>E. Top secret projects?
>>43698995"Any secret projects you feel like letting a fellow purveyor of dark magic in on?" You ask.She laughs nervously and darts her eyes back and forth. "Are you... Letting on knowledge of something?""I'd be less subtle if I was." You grin, and she sighs with relief. "That's a yes on there being some, though?""Well, everyone has their secrets, Lloyd. They wouldn't really be secret projects if I talked about them in public like this.""Alright, that's fair." You nod."You know," she continues, "that being said, if you really feel like you could dedicate yourself to the art... I wouldn't mind having a lab assistant, so to speak. It wouldn't take time away from your mercenary work, and it could help you with the more practical applications for magic. Only thing is... You'd need to be able to keep a calm head under pressure even out of battle. Magic-science can be a stressful profession, after all!">A. That sounds great>B. You'll consider it>C. You're not sure>D. You can't/won't/don't want to>E. Write-in response
>>43699176>B. You'll consider itI became a wizard due to unfortunate circumstances, but I am liking it.If I remember correctly, he become a wizard due to banditry. If he didn't strike this.
>>43699277Lloyd was already studying dark magic before he lost his home settlement as a hobby.
>>43699277"I'll... Certainly strongly consider it," you say, nodding and smiling. "Remind me when we get back to Elza Oasis. For now, my focus has to be on the job.""That's what I like to hear. Focus on the task at hand." Finishing her beverage, Irene stands up. "Anyway, I should probably interrupt Marrius' training session now. We need to get moving!"With that, Irene sways off in some direction or another with all of her things minus the Luna tome.You look at the book in question, feeling pretty nice about this.A short time and short walk later, the lot of you are approaching Disler Outpost."Alright," Marrius says, sounding serious, "people we know and love have fallen to the bandits lurking within the walls we approach."You and Leigh shoot each other awkward looks. You didn't know any of the deceased mercenaries, and Ansi seems to be off in his own world."Though passion for revenge may flow through us, do not allow it to overtake you. We're not here for revenge.""Oh, quit trying to be upstanding," Rema says, "let people admit how much they want to tear everyone apart! Let it fuel us in saving our brother and wiping out this menace to society!">A. Mock-cheer>B. Be silent>C. Let's stick with Marrius' word>D. You're starting to feel pumped>E. Say something else (specify)
>>43699470>B. Be silent
>>43699524You and Leigh don't say anything."Alright," Irene says, "Ansi, distract the bandits outside of the outpost with bael, make sure they seem to be coming from another direction.""Live bait that can handle this all by himself..." Ansi grins, summoning up a few, "I'll gladly do this, keeping my mind focused on-""Keep it focused on not raising your voice," Marrius chastises. "They still haven't spotted us, and with some... twenty-odd men patrolling, so we've heard, I would rather keep it that way until we're already at an advantage.""And, uh... Lyeim, watch Ansi's back."Lyeim nods."Leigh, Marrius, Colleen, Rema... Wait to engage them directly until the spiders have whittled them down." Irene points at herself. "I'll support whoever necessary from a distance."You must've misheard, not hearing where you were in, since asking what you're supposed to be doing led to everyone giving you a confused look.Irene then says, "hey, it's alright, people mishear sometimes! Lloyd, I said you were...">A. Supporting Ansi with Lyeim>B. Part of the largest group (Marrius/Leigh/Rema/Colleen)>C. Supporting from a distance (with Irene)
>>43699716>C. Supporting from a distance (with Irene)
>>43699784>>43699788"Er, right, I remember now. Thank you.""No problem!"With that, Ansi and Lyeim sneak off around as instructed.In the time that you wait for a signal that the spiders have been engaged, you and Leigh mostly engage in noteless small talk.Near you, Colleen and Rema converse."Colleen, I just... Wanted to double-check that you were okay with going through with this. I mean, you only fought before against those pirates, and..."Colleen nods. "If it's... If it's for my family, I'll do it."Rema musses the taller girl's hair. "I knew you were our sister.""Sir," Irene says to Marrius, "what will you do if she... Isn't there?"Marrius sighs. "Then... I accept it. Riga and I live dangerous lives. These things happen to people like us.""Sh-shit, what the hell are those?!" Someone exclaims."Bael! Those are... Big-ass evil leg... Spiders!""The fuck are you talking about?""It... Sounded like a better joke in my head! Anyway, c'mon, let's kill these damn things!""That's our cue," Leigh says to you before pulling you into a kiss. "You've got our backs, right?""Of course we do," you say, nodding and kissing her back before breaking away.With that, the four of them are off."Alright," Irene says after a quiet few moments have passed, "think we should follow them now!">A. Say something (specify)>B. Write-in>C. Just get into it
>>43699932>C. Just get into it
>>43699967>>43699979>>43700010You nod, engaging in very little conversation as you hurry into things, preparing your Luna tome.Irene opens up Mire, meaning she likely intends to attack from even more of a range.Two bandits approach you with rather menacing Steel Axes, only for one to immediately be struck down by said Mire. This... Startles the other one. "Y-you did this, didn't you!" He raises his axe and hurries forward.After cutting through a spider, one of the bandits is very close to Irene and her long-range magic, noticing it fade and shouting "these spiders ain't real at all! Look for a summoner, all of you!" With that, he approaches your Witch colleague.>A. Attack the guy close to you with Luna>B. Just avoid getting attacked for awhile>C. Try and cut off the guy by Irene (not guaranteed to work or be necessary in general)>D. Switch to another weapon>E. Look around for others
>>43700080>C. Try and cut off the guy by Irene (not guaranteed to work or be necessary in general)
>>43700080>A. Attack the guy close to you with Luna
>>43700094>>43700120You double back a bit, fully intent on stopping the guy before he can bring harm to Irene......and then she simply opens up her other tome, Gespenst, wiping him out in a moment before you can even get close."Behind you!" She exclaims, causing you to turn around in time to barely dodge a deadly axe swing and retaliate with Luna.You realize as you finish him off in two strikes of Luna just how silly it was to try to save Irene, and promptly move on.>A. Stay close to your fellow mage>B. Look for anywhere that might be holding prisoners/hostages>C. Look for someone in particular (specify)>D. Seek out the boss. How hard could it be to find a wolf-bird?>E. Write-in action
>>43700196>B. Look for anywhere that might be holding prisoners/hostagesYall are dumb
>>43700196>B. Look for anywhere that might be holding prisoners/hostages
>>43700217>>43700231"Alright, Irene, I'm gonna look for the hostages," you say, making sure she notices and acknowledges your statement."Right. I'll keep an eye on you."And keep an eye on you she does. From afar, Irene supports you with Mire, taking out a couple of bandits who you miss as you explore.At one point, you see Rema punch someone literally into the ground. Moments later, she, Lyeim, and Colleen pull off something called a... "Triangle attack?"You're not paying attention.Anyway, a burly berserker is hit with a bit of Mire, leaving the shack he's guarding quite easily-accessed.Inside, a fanged, white-haired, short fellow with a tail and a dopey grin on his face, humming a tune behind a cell.In a relaxed tone, he says, "whoa, you're not a bandit... So all that stuff shouting about spiders going on outside..." He snaps his fingers. "I got it! You're a summoner, here to save Tobias, who is me, from his cousin out there!" He looks around. "The, uh, guy outside should have the key to this cell... Probably. I could break out myself, but... Nail took my special attack, my beaststone.">A. Ask if he knows where anyone else is kept>B. Find the key on that big guy>C. Just blast the cell open>D. Write-in dialogue>E. Leave him here until the fighting dies down
>>43700383>A. Ask if he knows where anyone else is kept>C. Just blast the cell openWho's Nail?
>>43700383>A. Ask if he knows where anyone else is kept>C. Just blast the cell open
>>43700421That's the bandit leader guy's name.
>>43700421>>43700433"So, you wouldn't happen to know where any other hostages are, would you?"Tobias looks up, tapping his chin and thinking, before shaking his head. "Not a clue. Now, the key would be appreciate-"You blast open the door with Flux before returning to Luna."...see, this is why you're the guy they hired, Mr. Summoner! Now, let's just see if we can't talk Nail into handing my beaststone back over..."A howling screech of pain is heard, and you and Tobias run outside to investigate... Along with a few more bandits than the one already seen outside.A winged, fanged fellow with something around his neck floats just over Marrius and Leigh, bleeding and chugging down an elixir."Give up, Nail! You've been disarmed, defeated... You're only prolonging the inevitable, and as much as I loathe every bone in your miserable body... I would rather prevent more senseless death.""Guess it's time to pull this out... Gods, why did they have to leave now?! We had a good thing going!" He begins to glow, clutching the thing around his neck. "But it doesn't matter now! I'll let you be the first tests of this form!""Oh, hey," Tobias says, pointing at it, "that's... Hey, what's he doing with that? He gonna become a wolf?"The man you assume is Nail... Changes as he rises higher.>To be continued next threadFigured we'd need to cliffhanger things again.Thanks for playing, everyone. As always, our update twitter is @qmgrandflocto, you can ask us shit at http://ask.fm/qmgrandflocto, and I'll be around to chat in-thread for awhile.
I figured that a boss fight starting right around when I usually end threads was a fine and dandy excuse to end it, since the alternative is guaranteeing an anticlimax or an even more tongue-in-cheek cliffhanger.Hope you enjoy your transforming birdman in the 10-thread mark. Figured that garou-vautou mixes would be able to transform into birds with a Beaststone, since we've discussed certain other half-breed differences.
>>43700826Yeah that wasn't a twist I was expecting. Looking forward to the fight in the next thread.
>>43700899Makes me wonder what certain other mixes might be, honestly.What're the odds that Vaga's philandered his way into an encounter with a manakete, do you think? What would a wolf-dragon be like? What sort of stone would it use?Genuinely asking now that it's on my mind. I don't have any hybrids planned besides wolf-birds yet.
>>43700940I've thought about taguel-manakete hybrids before when I wondered what kind of kids Nah and Yarne would have. I just figured that they would have at least a definite preference for one stone. Maybe they can't use the other stone at all. They would have a weird looking human form though.
>>43701049Odds are it's somewhat imperfect and inconsistent in Genericallyverse, if we're keeping up with how it works with half-garou. Lyeim and Colleen can't transform at all while their other three siblings can.What about some sort of Chameleon-Ice Dragon-Fire Dragon-Human-Bird-Wolf genetic cocktail, since all of these things exist and are capable of interbreeding in Genericallyverse?
>>43701132Well at that point all the shapeshifter genes are too diluted to be useful so you're left with an even weirder looking dude that can't use any stones. Poor guy.
>>43701231Dunno. The concept of Chameleons is tragically unexplored even in canon. Like Xane is probably one of my favorite characters from FE1/3/11/12, but Kaga was the only one who gave a shit about him so no more's been done with that aside from his ripoff in TRS.I just realized when I finished typing a;; that that you meant like the various transforming guys, not the literal shapeshifting chameleon class. Whoops.