As you lay upon the saloon table, the light of the New Arizonan dwarf star slowly kisses your face with the force of a sledgehammer upon stone.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Suns%20Stars%20%26%20SinsTwitter: https://twitter.com/Venator_QMYou are Simon Steele.Slowly rising up from the small puddle of drool that you made on the table, you wipe your bearded face as Carolyn cleans up your mess before handing you a glass of water. She would be a saint if you’d ever see one.It had only been a week since you glassed the base of the Black Stars, and now you find yourself in a new predicament. You had no real plans after getting revenge.“Sugar, you and I both know you can’t just stay at this saloon forever.” Carolyn cocks her hips, but it feels like she’s cocking your ‘gun’.You take a large sip from the glass, swishing the water in your dry mouth before quenching your dry throat.>“I know, but most of these quests don’t usually have a happy ending.”>“I’m not sure if I can settle down into a peaceful life.”>Other
>>846882>“I know, but most of these quests don’t usually have a happy ending.”
>>846882>>“I know, but most of these quests don’t usually have a happy ending.”
>>846882>>“I know, but most of these quests don’t usually have a happy ending.”“I know, but most of these quests don’t usually have a happy ending.” You sigh, looking through the empty glass, “most people end up dead by the end of the journey.”Carolyn crosses her arms before refilling your empty glass, “You’re a hero to the town, you know. All the kids adore you.” A fact that has been slowly nestling within your mind this past week.>“They deserve a better hero.”>“I just hope they don’t follow my example too closely.”>Other
>>847132>>“I just hope they don’t follow my example too closely.”
>>847132>“They deserve a better hero.”>“I just hope they don’t follow my example too closely.”
>>847132“I just hope they don’t follow my example too closely.” You grimly chuckle to yourself, “If anything, I just set myself up a nice, proper cycle of revenge.” Finishing your glass, you get out of your seat to fetch your coat. Carolyn can only watch with worry as you slowly pace to the coatrack.You can only ponder on the consequences of your actions. Yes, another dead father or brother, another mourning child, and another guilty man. The usual story told by countless Men of Steel seeking to right wrongs across the Frontier; a story of who they were, what they did, and how it would change how people would see them decades from now.What would they say about the man known as Simon Steele?But before you could finish your train of thought, a man wearing an all too familiar top hat enters the saloon; his footsteps echoing through the silence as his eyes slowly drift around the room. “Is Simon Steele present?” he asks in his rough, raspy baritone voice.>Draw Gun>“Sorry, can’t say I’ve seen him.”>“Aye, that’s me.”>Other
>>847264> draw gunAh, a distraction. Perfect timing!
>>847264>Draw GunYou have a real pair to come here.
>>847264With precise practiced movements, you draw your gun upon Top Hat.“You have a real pair to be here!” you shout, cocking your gun. Carolyn quickly runs to the back room for shelter.Top Hat merely raises both of his hands to his chest, “I must apologize for any transgression I may have done to cause you offence, partner. But, if you were smart enough to lower your gun, you’d realize that you’re not the only man in this room with an ‘advantage’ on their person.”With a high-pitched whistle, two large robots enter the standoff with Top Hat’s bound and gagged ‘advantage’.Lex.“See here, friend,” Top Hat starts to pace, “this frontier is too small for the both of us…”Pulling out a chair from the table, he takes his seat, “So what I devised will certainly benefit the both of us! You and I will fight mano-a-mano at High Noon. No weapons, no tricks, just two men in an honourable duel.”An unerring grin forms on his face as he stares down the barrel of your gun. “If you refuse, my men will ride in and burn this town to the ground, and any survivor we find…,” he chuckles.And as fast as a greased rattlesnake, Top Hat performs a perfect Dragon Shrike Impaler, sending his arm through his seat.“Well…I guess you can imagine the gory picture. Now be a good boy, and follow your Code of the West, boy. Unless you decide to shoot me here, and show Little Lex how an honourable gentleman fights.”>“Fine.”>“No” (Shoot)>Other
>>847452>“No” (Shoot)If you burn this town down all that will happen is that I kill you twice as hard.
>>847452“Fine.” You twirl your gun back into its holster, “High Noon it is.”“See, we two fine gentlemen can come to agreement,” Top Hat laughs, clearly pleased with himself.Dusting himself off, he signals his bots to follow after him with Lex in tow. Just seeing him walk off like that infuriates you.“Dammit all…”With only a few hours left before your duel with Top Hat, you might as well get some of your affairs in order.>Go to the barbershop for a shave>Talk to Carolyn>Last minute Training>Other
>>847627>>Talk to Carolyn
>>847627>Talk to Carolyn
>>847627>Go to the barbershop for a shaveAnd a shoe shine
>>847627Walking over to the pieces of table strewn across the floor, Carolyn slowly comes out of the backroom with a lever rifle at the ready.“Are they really going to keep their word?” Steadily lowering her rifle, she walks past the counter and picks up a splintered fragment.“They wouldn’t take a hostage, and be bargaining in the first place if they didn’t,” you say, your words filled with anger.Carolyn places a calming hand on your shoulder, your muscles loosen up.“Is this the ending you were expecting, Simon?”>“It was inevitable.”>“Part of me didn’t, but yes.”>“No.”>Other
>>847818>>“Part of me didn’t, but yes.”
>>847818>“Part of me didn’t, but yes.”
>>847818Gazing into her blue eyes with your own weary pair, “Honestly, part of me didn’t, but yes. I saw this coming.”You give her a nod before heading to the barbershop for a shave and a shoe shining. Every man needs to look their best when they’re about to meet their maker after all.--11:58AMJust two minutes before the duel.The worst part about duels wasn’t the fact that only one could win, but the dreadful few moments leading up to it. Standing ten feet across from you, Top Hat, calmly stretching as what remains of the Black Stars and Lex watch from the sidelines with weapons drawn to ensure ‘fair play’ is upheld. The whole town meekly watch from behind closed doors and windows. Some pray, some drink, while some of them try to hold onto the image of you standing bravely against the menace. CarolynYour mouth dries as you breathe in the dusty air, and tumbleweeds drift along in the breeze. Pulling out that gold and silver coin, you think about your family, and make a small prayer for their souls to grant you the strength you would need in this dire duel.And then the bell tolls.Top Hat charges at you in Spread Soaring Eagle stance, jumping and preparing to crush you with his legs.>Go on the Offence>Go on the Defence>Counterattack
>>848021>Go on the DefenceLex is being used to make us angry and impulsive.We need to stay calm and alert if we're going to win this duel.
>>848021>Go on the Defence
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>848021>Go on the DefensiveTaking a deep breath, you channel your inner Ki as you feel yourself flow like a river. To counter his Spread Soaring Eagle, you quickly assume the Tall Tower stance by spreading your arms wide to catch his split legs, and prevent them from slamming into your sides.Top Hat soars closer, and closer, ready to strike like a scorpion.>Roll 1d20
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>848143
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>848143
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>848143
>>848143Your foe’s legs slam into your arms, sending shockwaves through your arms, but your stalwart defence holds true!With Top Hat stuck in the air, you quickly twist your arms, spinning him as you unleash a hasty Rhino Roundhouse kick and sending him flying back.Top Hat recovers with a somersault and lands back onto his feet.“You’re pretty good, I have to admit,” Spitting on the ground, “But you’ll have to do better than that!”Grabbing hold of his right hand, you could feel his Ki channeling into his arm.Could it be the legendary Dragon Fist technique!?!Not wanting to find out, you quickly close the distance to prevent him from channeling more energy.>Flurry of Light attacks (Winter King’s Hail)>Heavy Strikes (Boulder Stomp)>Light/Heavy Combo (Russian Rondo)
>>848227>Flurry of Light attacks (Winter King’s Hail)
>>848227>>Light/Heavy Combo (Russian Rondo)Anything with the word Russian in it is clearly the best choice.
>>848227>>Light/Heavy Combo (Russian Rondo)
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>848227The audience can only hold their breath as you charged headfirst into the fray.Using your forward momentum, you lay a three hit palm strike into Top Hat’s gut before finishing it with a solid karate chop to his neck as he stood there taking all the blows you manage to dish out.>Roll 4d20
Rolled 4, 12, 9, 5 = 30 (4d20)>>848378Come on!
>>848378Your strikes manage to break his concentration, and his Ki starts to drain from his arm. Seeing your opportunity, you continue to wail into him with left hooks, right hooks, and a flurry of assorted blows!Eagle Talons, Cobra and Viper Strikes, Shaolin Bear Paws, and more!You beat him back, fighting your way further and further as the whole town stares awestruck as you lay waste to him. Each blow was a right for every wrong the Black Stars committed.This was for your family, for your father, for your mother, and for the town.Staggering from your relentless assault, your nemesis tries to find his footing, leaving him open for one final attack.>Ball Buster>Bumblebee Stinger>German Suplex
>>848470You just had the perfect way to end this fight for this bastard.Channeling your Ki into your leg, you wind up your arm to pretend to end the fight with a punch until you quickly pivot on your foot, and donkey kick Top Hat in the groin.When your heel rammed into his crotch, for a moment, the entire world fell silent. Not a single word came out of Top Hat’s mouth before he collapsed onto the ground. The whole town reels back in pain from the mere sight of your Ball Buster being performed.Running to the aid of their fallen leader, the Black Stars quickly prop him over their shoulders and load them onto their truck before riding off into the horizon.--When you get back to town, you’re greeted by the sight of over a hundred cheering people running at you before lifting you into the air, carrying you all the way to the saloon.The rest of the day was spent with wanton drinking, partying, and revelry. By the time you woke up, the whole saloon was littered by masses of sleeping people with Carolyn tidying things up at her usual pace.“Nice to see you awake, Simon. So do you have any plans now since you found your ending?” she asks coyly.>“How about this?” (Kiss her)>“Start teaching the kids.”>“Settle down.”>Other
>>848634>>“How about this?” (Kiss her)
>>848634>“How about this?” (Kiss her)
>>848634“How about this?” You smile as you lean in close for a kiss. Carolyn pulls you closer and embraces you as she locks lips with you. Glasses are pushed aside as she climbs over the countertop, and she continues her onslaught.The two of you keep kissing until you both start to undo the buttons to your shirt. Realizing that this wasn’t the best place for intimacy, you carry her upstairs, carefully walking up to the second floor with Carolyn in your arms and making sure you didn’t make too much noise. As you enter the empty room, Carolyn closes the door…--And thus, the story of this Man of Steel comes to a close. For the next century, other Men with wills strong as Steel would forever change the Frontier Worlds. Although their names will fade from the annals of history, their actions will live on in the hearts of those who were affected by them in legend. Of the brave Lawmen rising above the clouds of Corruption, the Gentlemen who uphold honour and virtue in the face of baser instincts, the Outlaws whose treasure will ignite the spark of exploration, and the Common Men whose bravery will inspire those to rise up against the wrongs of the galaxy.Your name is Simon Steele, a Man of Steel.FIN
>>848736And that's the finale to Sons, Stars, and Sins Quest! Thank you to those that stayed with us, I hope you enjoyed the run here.Next quest shall be up next year in January!The Hunt Begins with Remnants
>>848770>RWBY QuestMY DICK