You are ACE ARCHIBALD PAXTON, the leader of your school's MYSTERY INVESTIGATION TEAM
>>4283646And as of yesterday, a NOVICE in the world of occult mysteries! Looks like you've woken up pretty early today. Must be all that excitement from the super sick DEMON SUMMONING you did yesterday in your school's basement. Man, that was so cool you could barely sleep at all. But now today is a new day full of new MYSTERIOUS possibility! So then...>What do you do?
>>4283648>Get Dressed >Eat Breakfast>Call Friend that is a girl and ask her if she's ready to make a form for our future newest member, and does she have any idea on the card designs. All things we have to do, before calling back the SUCC and getting a new member to our team
>>4283648Is it a weekday?
>>4283648>get dressed in awesome school clothes>go down stairs for a fresh bowl of mysteri-os "a good? meal for breakfast?"
>>4283648Put something on you stupid fuck. Take a quick shower.>>4283660This
>>4283648>Do some push upsYou never know when you might need to wrestle a demon
>>4283661It is currently TUESDAY. A fine day for mystery investigation!>>4283660>>4283663>>4283708>Get Dressed>Eat Breakfast>Take a quick shower.>Call Friend that is a girl and ask her if she's ready to make a form for our future newest member, and does she have any idea on the card designs.After a quick morning shower, getting dressed, and treating yourself to a bowl of Boo Berry cereal, you decide to call up LORELEI LOVECRAFT, your second in command and the only other member of the Mystery Investigation Team. It rings a few times before you finally hear a groggy voice groan from the other end of the callLorelei: "Mmmmhhhh... Ace? It's early, what do you waaant..."
>>4283734>Were you able to get a form ready?
>>4283734>Are you wearing clothes?>Do you have a design ready for the official Mystery Investigation Team card?
>>4283734how can she sleep?
>>4283734>Just checking in to make sure nothing TOO paranormal happened to you. Have you made the preparations for our new member?
>>4283734Why is Ace such an early riser?This mystery requires investigation.>we gotta make the cards and form
>>4283734>I'm up early for MYSTERY SOLVING!>Are the forms ready?
>>4283780>>4284138>how can she sleep?>>I'm up early for MYSTERY SOLVING!Ace: "How can you possibly be sleeping? I'm up early for MYSTERY SOLVING!"The pride in your voice could be heard by the deaf!Lorelei: "Heh, glad to hear you're pumped about something. I was super exhausted after that uh, thing we did. I can still barely believe it worked.">>4283737>>4283748>>4283789>>4283971>>4284138>Just checking in to make sure nothing TOO paranormal happened to you. Have you made the preparations for our new member?>Are the forms ready?Ace: "Nothing TOO paranormal happened when you went home, right? If so, one: are you alright, and B: You'd better tell me all about it!"Lorelei: "Nah, nah, nothing paranormal other than a creepy tree branch tapping against my window. It was like, straight out of a horror movie. So cool."Ace: "Oh yeah! You still have the poster, right? Did you come up with any form and card ideas for our soon-to-be new member?"There's a sound of a hand smacking against a forehead that comes through the phoneLorelei: "Dang it, I totally crashed before I could! Uhhh, Hold on."You can hear her shuffle about with a groan before she answers againLorelei: "I, uhhh... I have some blank character sheets that could probably work for an application sheet. We're going to have to go to an office store to make cards though. That uh... we should probably wait on that though. I don't even know where to start with designing those. You're not a secret graphic design master, are you?">What do you do?
>>4284228>"I am NOW!"Who cares about training or experience? We can make art through sheer WILLPOWER!
>>4284228She has dark eyes?
>>4284238lmao sure this
>>4284293It's because she a sleepy goil.
>>4284228This>>4284238, but check to see if there is a printer in the house, since it doesn't look like you have one in your room.
>>4284238This 100% this
Come on lads lets go use mspaint an make ourselves a contract
>>4284521Nice legalese, bro. You're practically a lawyer already!
>>4284524thanks dude. remember me the next time the bill gets one over you.
>>4284521We should add some Mystery Investigation flair.
>>4284238>>4284276>>4284294>>4284409>>4284420>"I am NOW!">check to see if there is a printer in the house, since it doesn't look like you have one in your room.Ace: "I am NOW! I'm gonna make those debate club cards look like jokes!"Lorelei: "Nice. I'll grab a couple different sheets so we have some options. See you at school, Ace."After you hang up, you quickly look around the apartment, but find no printer. You're not sure if you've ever owned one in the first place, but it never hurts to check. You don't to find your sister either, even after looking in her room. You do find a text on your phone from her though. She must've sent it late last night.Big Sis: "hey gonna be working late so I think I'll end up sleeping here at the office. Sorry, promise I'll be home for dinner tomorrow night. Or today tonight haha. Make sure you get to school ok, ok? Love you."Oh. Well, today tonight then! Anyways, you won't let a lack of equipment stop you from making an outline at the very least! You bust some paper out from your notebook and flex your expert artist muscles to make some membership card ideas!>Draw up a membership card
>>4284521>>4284539hell-a based and bureaucracypilled
>>4284539love it dude.>>4284554don't you know it love. Would have added bits stopping them from just yeeting once they sign so they can't hear our demands but it's gud enuf.
>>4284551Using the most advanced in Microsoft paint technology I have come up with this poorly compressed mockup
>>4283646i wanna fuck her
>>4284571>>4284585>>4284598>>4284601>>4284616>>4284683You mock up some ideas on the paper, even bust out some of those index cards you never use to test them out. Seeing as how you have some time left after you're done, you decide to write up a quick Entity-Summoner Contract form too! You take a step back and marvel at your work. Damn you're good. With all that taken care of, the time tells you that you should probably head to school sometime soon-ish. Not too soon though. Don't want a repeat of yesterday.>What do you do?
>>4284725>Coordinate with lorelei so we can meet up at the subway station before school.We still have to brainstorm about what name we are going to give our new potential candidate and also figure out how to banish her of things get out of hand.
>>4284735>>4284743>>4284747>>4284763>>4284790>Coordinate with lorelei so we can meet up at the subway station before school.You call up a much more awake Lorelei and ask her to meet up at the stationLorelei: "Sounds good. I've got everything I need all ready, grimoire included this time. We can go over the details more at the station. See you there."Just as you take the phone away from your ear, Lorelei's voice drags your attention back to the callLorelei: "Oh right! How's the plant doing? Are you remembering to feed it? Or put it by the window, I guess? Is it alright is what I'm getting at."Ah yes, your super cool VENUS FLYTRAP! Lorelei got it when the two of you first formed the Mystery Investigation Team, but her parents wouldn't let her keep it. Therefore, the burden of responsibility fell on you, the leader! It looks pretty healthy and green from where you're standing.>What did you name your VENUS FLYTRAP again?
>>4284891this is a name suggestion
>>4284878>Why say it aloud? The biggest mystery of the club is what you named your plant.
>>4284878Biolante>>4284907We're supposed to be investigating mysteries not making more of them
>>4284926You know nothing of art!
>>4284907>>4284916>>4284954>Why say it aloud? The biggest mystery of the club is what you named your plant.Of course, you'd never give its name out so readily. Where's the mystery in that? Only you know the true name>>4284896>>4284906>Audrey IINamed after the strangest and most interesting plant you've ever known.Ace: "Yep! It's doing fine, the flies are no match for its myriad maws!"Lorelei: "Good, just making sure. Don't go slacking off on it either, you never know when a hungry thing like that could come in handy, you know? Or I guess you wouldn't know because you'd never know when it'd... uh, never mind. See you in a bit, Ace."She hangs up, leaving you to make your final preparations before your foray into the school day>What do you do?
>>4285130>you'd never know when it'd... uh, never mind.Yikes>Pack your bag, grab your phone, clean your god damn teeth.
>>4285130Go meet up with Lorelei
>>4285130>speedily make PBJs for you and Lori
>>4285130Make PBJ for you and a PBCJ for Lori. Lori sandwich will have a white mystery sauce added to her sandwich.
>>4285146supporting this can't do mystery on an empty tomach>>4285151ignoring this
>>4285146>>4285130>speedily make PBJs for you and Lori, no C
>>4285155>>4285160>ignoring thiscumin sauce tastes good. You could put that on fish or other shit. Don't know what you were thinking about anons.
>>4285161>putting cumin on PBJFirst off that's a spice not a sauce and secondly no it wouldn't cumin doesn't have a cohesive flavor that would align with PB&J
>>4285170It tastes good :\
>>4285135>>4285138>>4285146>>4285155>>4285160>speedily make PBJs for you and Lori>Go meet up with LoreleiYou grab up your mysterious schoolbag, quickly whip up a couple sandwiches for later, and head out to meet up with Lorelei! The train is tight and crowded, but you make it through as usual. Your sandwiches stay intact too! Score one for the Mystery Investigation Team. And once you step out of the car, you see Lorelei waiting for you out of the way of the crowd. She waves to you as you approachLorelei: "Morning. So, what's first on the docket? Let's talk while we walk.">What do you do?
>>4285226> hand her a sandwhich>"I got some baseline designs done, you want to check them out?"
>>4285226Praise Sol Invictus for good luck in your investigations
>>4285226>Considering that we are dealing with demons now, so you think we should set up a secret handshake or something discreet to show that we aren't possessed without having to resort to asking questions only the real us would know?
>>4285226>Here's everything I thought of for designs>also the contract pretty good right, my sister is a lawyer you know>any ideas for names yourself?
>>4285249>Considering that we are dealing with demons now, so you think we should set up a secret handshakeAce: "So, considering that we're dealing with demons now, do you think we should set up a secret handshake or something discreet to show we aren't possessed? Having to resort to asking questions the real us would know is kind of cliche."Lorelei: "Hmm, yeah, that does sound like a good idea. I'm no good with that stuff though. We should practice one at the hideout.">>4285279>any ideas for names yourself?Lorelei: "What about... Catherine?"Ace: "Why Catherine? Isn't that sort of, uh, normal?"Lorelei: "Uhhh, yeeeaaahhh, but I was just thinking, like, you know, what if we have to, uh, talk about her in public somewhere...? It'd sound pretty suspicious if we said stuff like 'Ishtar' out in public, right? Demons could be listening!">>4285230>>4285234>>4285235>>4285239>>4285279> hand her a sandwhich>"I got some baseline designs done, you want to check them out?"Ace: "I got some baseline designs done. You wanna check them out?"Lorelei takes a bite of her sandwich and nodsLorelei: "Pretty nice, we can for sure refine these in the computer lab or something. Oh, I uh, brought some different character sheets for our applications. Don't really know which one we should pick though."Your teammate pulls a few sheets of paper with ttrpg character sheets printed out on them for you to see.>What do you do?
>>4285398>Look at the Persona 5 ttrpg sheet
>>4285398> look at the sheet she has
>>4285398>take a look at the sheets>ask if the whole banishing demons thing is tied to the name, like saying it backwards or something.
>>4285447>ask if the whole banishing demons thing is tied to the name, like saying it backwards or something.Lorelei: "I'm not a hundred percent sure, since, y'know, there's probably tons of misinformation that's been spread for centuries, but if we're going by Beetlejuice rules then saying their name three times should banish them. That's not for sure though.">>4285419>>4285427>>4285428>>4285447>look at the sheet she hasShe pulls up five blank sheets for you to seeLorelei: "So, which do you think is gonna work best? I have a few more too.">Classic Traveller>Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 4e>Cyberpunk 2020>Changeling: the Dreaming>Ars Magica 5e>More options (Write-in)
>>4285398>look at her Call of Cthulhu character sheetalso, I think Jubilee would be a good name because1. It is Hebrew, giving it a religious feel2. It means "ram's horn", not unlike one a demon would have (also because she's horny)3. It is unsuspicious to use in public.
>>4285479Linking to this >>4285461 post
>>4285461>>4285479yeah i'll support this
>>4285485The character sheet or the name?
>>4285461>jokingly ask if she has a FATAL character sheet>then unironically ask if she has an Eoris character sheet
>>4285461>ask if she has a Warhammer 40k Dark Heresy character sheetI think Dark Heresy would fit, either that or >>4285479
>>4285479>also, I think Jubilee would be a good name because>not naming her lorelei 2
>>4285479>>4285485>>4285513>look at her Call of Cthulhu character sheetAce: "This one is perfect! It says investigator AND Cthulhu on it! It's like it was made for us!"Lorelei: "Then it's decided! We've got our application sheet!"She sticks the sheets back in her bag, making sure to keep the Call of Cthulhu page separate from the rest.>>4285479>>4285521>I think Jubilee would be a good nameAce: "I think Jubilee would be a good name! What do you think?"Lorelei: "Oooh, yeah I really like the sound of that actually. So we'll be calling her Jubilee."She smiles and gives you a thumbs upLorelei: "Anything else we need to discuss before we get to school?">What do you do?
>>4285536> If everything goes according to plan you wanna hang out after school?
>>4285536>let's get jubilee before anything else
>>4285536>"We should ask the teachers about the history of the school, particularly the old ones. We should also research the history of the town if we can.>ask if we can hang out after school, and maybe play vidya together or something
>>4285536Ye, time to start the actual mystery solving>>4285582
>>4285536>brainstorm about other possible members we could gain, in case passing a demon off as a student doesn't work.
>>4285683Also this. Might wanna get another human compatriot.
>>4285683>>4285699>brainstorm about other possible members we could gain, in case passing a demon off as a student doesn't work.Ace: "Other than Jubilee, do you know anyone else we could try and recruit?"Lorelei: "Nnnobody in particular... Maybe we should just look for types of people?"Ace: "What's that mean?"Lorelei: "You know, like uh... A jock, a delinquent, a nerd, stuff like that.">>4285546>>4285562>>4285578>>4285582>>4285669>>4285696>"We should ask the teachers about the history of the school, particularly the old ones. We should also research the history of the town if we can.>let's get jubilee before anything elseAce: "I think, after classes are over, we should go ask some of the older teachers about the school's history. One of them has to know something about the emblem, right?"[Mystery Log]-Dungeon Lockdown-School Summoning Circle-Emblem HistoryAce: "But before that, let's go recruit our new member! We should finish off the first mystery before we tackle the next!"Lorelei: "Right! Sounds like a plan. Try to pay attention in class today, alright?">What do you do?
>>4285710>Be an honest student.
>>4285710>Pay attention, despite how much you might not want to
>>4285710Focus on your studies! No slacking off today.
>>4285710>try and channel our inner NERD again
>>4285710These>>4285731>>4285739>>4285770>>4285777>hehe I make big reply
>>4285859> check to see if it's an update it isn'tthanks
>>4285710>keep an eye out for any good candidates, but try to pay attention in class just enough
>>4285731>>4285739>>4285770>>4285777>>4286125>Be an honest student.>Pay attention, despite how much you might not want to>keep an eye out for any good candidates, but try to pay attention in class just enoughOnce again, the arduous challenge of learning is the boulder to your Sisyphus. Once you think you have it, you lose it all over again. Though, by the end of the day's classes, you sort of feel like you did better than yesterday. You figure that the improvement was marginal at best.Looking around as most of the students filter out of the doors, they all sort of blend together to you. Distinguishing one that stands out from the crowd is pretty difficult.Soon enough, you're left with your second in command by your side, ready for an afternoon of investigation!Lorelei: "So, first up we're going to grab Jubilee, right?">What do you do?
>>4286323That guy on the left with the long hair seems interesting, ask him if he wants in on something interesting.
>>4286347>We're going to give demon waifu a husband this earlyI mean ok I guess>>4286323 Supporting
>>4286347>>4286323he'd probably be muh edgy or some weirdo I'm down to talk to the other two instead.
>>4286375I think that's just background character coloring.>>4286323Go ask the teachers about the school's history, and keep an eye out for any intresting kids
>>4286378what about the colouring?Never trust a scruffy haired loner boy that stands in a corner
>>4286383Aight, I get ya
>>4286323>Let's hold off on jubilee for now, we need to work on our anti demon countermeasures first, maybe also look for new recruits while there are still some people around.
>>4286347>>4286354>>4286421>That guy on the left with the long hair seems interesting, ask him if he wants in on something interesting.Lorelei: "Huh? We're... not doing the plan yet? Oh, well, I guess that makes sense. We're already in the classroom after all."You and your partner walk up to the Scruffy Dork who somehow snatched the protagonist seat at the back of the class.Ace: "Hey, you! Want in on something interestiiing?"S. Dork: "Huh? Uh... no, not really. Look, I really don't have time to talk to you weirdos. Theatre auditions are Friday and I've got to get this stuff memorized. Can you, like, go away maybe?"Lorelei: "Don't have to be a dick about it."S.Dork: "You're the ones who interrupted me.">What do you do?
>>4286460>"Lets leave him, I'm sure he'll make a great Scrooge.">Go do the plan.
>>4286460>We have something 10 times cooler than any screenplay.>You ever see a demon kid?
>>4286460>AHH ITS A THEATRE KID RUN
>>4286460>theater kid, disregard
>>4286469>>4286476>>4286491>"Lets leave him, I'm sure he'll make a great Scrooge.">theater kid, disregardMystery Investigation Team: 2, Theatre 0. You're on a roll!Ace: "Yeah well, whatever. Let's leave him, I'm sure he'll make a great Scrooge."S. Dork: "It's not even close to Christmas."You and Lorelei absolutely DISREGARD the theatre kid and get on with your day. Lorelei: "Totally got him with that burn, Ace.">Write-in
>>4286510>let's just summon jubilee she's way better than a theater kid
>>4286510>go ask about the school's history from the teachers
>>4286521this all the way
>>4286521>>4286541>>4286554>let's just summon jubilee she's way better than a theater kidGetting to the plan, you and Lorelei sneak down to the hideout where your summoning circle awaits. You move the boxes out of the way, perform the same rites as last time plus placing the poster in the center, and your underworldly acquaintance makes her appearance!Lorelei?: "Hm~? You've summoned- Oh, it's just you two."The succubus stretches in the center of the summoning circle, then scratches her stomachLorelei?: "So, have you come to actually form the pact this time? Or is this a social call.">What do you do?
>>4286621>"We have the pact, but first can you show us your true form? Having two Loris is rather confusing."
>>4286621>We have a contract but we'd like to know what you can offer us, is there something you know pretty well? powers?
>>4286639Switching to this
>>4286639I'll support this
>>4286621>I think that it's right to say that you are our top candidate for membership! Right now we have started the processes to get you on board, and we even have a name proposal lined up. But before we get to that, we wanted to know what some of the reprocussions of this might be on the hell side of things? Will we get hellions coming after us once we give you a name or anything of that nature?
>>4286644Switching again >>4286691
>>4286691sure switch to this
i sometimes wonder if the reason it takes op so long between posts is because we keep changing votes and he has to account for all of them
>>4286785Peek spends most of the time redrawing breasts, even in reused sprites.
>>4286801Ah i see so he's a man of culture
>>4286805hes an absolute gentleman. wouldn't be surprised is Lor. gained three cup sizes in the next pic.
>>4286861I'm OK with this
>>4286785>>4286801>>4286805>>4286861I appreciate it, but the truth is that I'm really sleepy today and keep napping>>4286639>>4286644>>4286647>>4286649>We have a contract but we'd like to know what you can offer us, is there something you know pretty well? powers?Ace: "We HAVE come to make a contract, BUT-"Lorelei?: "No, nonono, I already told you how this works. I've given you free information already. Want any more, then we have to form a pact." Lorelei: "Hey, you're the one who wants a contract here! We don't have to make one with you!"The demoness drags a hand down her face with a long, drawn-out groanLorelei?: "Ffffffine... One more tidbit for free. I expect to be compensated for it in some way. For starters, what we're forming is a PACT, not a CONTRACT. Two very different things. A PACT binds the two parties to each other based on a mutually beneficial agreement. Power for power, knowledge for knowledge, usually something of equal value for both sides. Pacts are much longer term than contracts, most lasting as long as the mortal party does. It gives incentive for the infernal to see they remain in working condition. A CONTRACT binds to parties to the AGREEMENT itself. Both sides agree on the terms, and once the terms are fulfilled, the contract ceases to be. If either side fails to uphold their end of the bargain, punishment will be swiftly delivered and assets will be seized. Much more dangerous for mortals with too much hubris, thinking they can weasel the system. Little do they realize, we invented weaseling the system. We know how to catch every loophole in the fine print.">>4286691>>4286700>>4286742>>4286749> Will we get hellions coming after us once we give you a name or anything of that nature?Ace: "I think that it's right to say that you are our top candidate for membership! Right now we have started the processes to get you on board, and we even have a name proposal lined up. But before we get to that, we wanted to know what some of the repercussions of this might be on the hell side of things. Will we get hellions coming after us once we give you a name?"She giggles at your question, covering her mouth to try and muffle itLorelei?: "Was that a real question?"Ace: "Of course it was!"Lorelei?: "Oh my. No, no you won't have any 'hellions' coming after you. You aren't nearly important enough for even an imp to care about that soul of yours. Not that I mean to put you down, but think of it like this. Say there were two steaks in front of you. One is enormous, juicy, red, master crafted by the finest chef in all the realm, and next to it are an array of small, dry, burnt, perhaps the meat is spoiled on some of them. Which would you go for?">What do you do?
>>4286907>"Well would I have to pay for the steak?"and no worries Peek. get some shut eye bro
>>4286907> so like uh how dangerous is this pact am I gonna have to lose a body part cause I need those
>>4286907>"Okay well here's our contract for reference. You can look it over and edit it with your own terms and we can start negotiating from there."
>>4286948>>4286907>"Okay well here's our contract for reference. You can look it over and edit it with your own terms and we can start negotiating from there."
>>4286907>to be honest it wasn't more of a "will I be safe working with a demon" kind of question and more of a "Is my ass grass because some one big down there specifically doesn't want me to give you the power that I'm about to give you" sort of deal. >So what kind of compensation do you want? Back rubs once a day? Free icecream on tuesdays?
>>4286907>What do you do?"So we give you a name and you help us, right?""Cool now look at this contract I wrote">we invented weaseling the systemDemons would be good lawers ngl
>>4286912>"Well would I have to pay for the steak?"Ace: "Well... would I have to pay for the steak..?"The succubus lets out a sigh of frustration through her nose and rubs her templesLorelei?: "The point is, if demons are after a soul, they'll go for a good one. There's more prestige in devouring the soul of someone important, full of sin, than in snacking on some nobody. Besides, it's not like any of the dangerous higher demons will be after souls anyways. When you can take any mortal soul whenever you please, you're free to pursue... other desires.">>4287076>Is my ass grass because some one big down there specifically doesn't want me to give you the power that I'm about to give you>So what kind of compensation do you want? Back rubs once a day? Free icecream on tuesdays?Ace: "So what kind of compensation do you want? Back rubs once a day? Free ice cream on Tuesdays?"She taps her chin and ponders on your offerLorelei?: "...Weeell, if you're offering, I certainly won't say no.Ace: "And, uh, to be honest, earlier it wasn't a 'will I be safe working with a demon' kind of question. It was more of a 'Are we gonna be in danger because some one big down there specifically doesn't want me to give you the power that I'm about to give you' sort of deal.Lorelei?: "Ufufu~ I'm flattered you think I'm that important, but no. Again, I'm merely a nameless succubus. But stick with me, and we can all go straight to the top~">>4286948>>4287030>>4287727>"Okay well here's our contract for reference. You can look it over and edit it with your own terms and we can start negotiating from there."Lorelei?: "It's like I'm back home. Are those horns just for show, or are you part demon~?"She looks over the contract a few timesLorelei?: "...If this is what I have to sign, then so be it. Meddling in mortal lives isn't my intent anyways. I hereby bind myself to you through our pact, if you shall bind yourself to me. Though... please don't name me something stupid. That's all I ask in that field.">What do you do?
>>4287837>"Your name is Jubilee.">"You still haven't specified what you want from the pact."
>>4287841actually i think she did basically a name and a status
>>4287841>>4287853>>4287895>>4288012>>4288031>>4288073>"Your name is Jubilee.">"You still haven't specified what you want from the pact."Ace: "You know, You still haven't specified what you want from the pact."Lorelei?: "... A name. That's why we're here talking now. With a name, even if given by a mortal, I will have an avenue to grow in power and influence."She hands the summon contract back over the salt line to youLorelei?: "And you will have a (soon to be) powerful ally. You see? Mutually beneficial agreement. The words just sweeten the tongue like honey, don't they~?"You and Lorelei, the real one, sign the paper and jot down the demoness' new name!Ace: "Your name... is JUBILEE!"Jubilee: "Hm, that isn't as bad as I thought it'd be. I accept this name. Consider our pact..." You hold it up with a flourish, presenting Jubilee with the finished paperwork! The fires of the candles swell as they've done before, swirling around the circle until the light is too much to bear and you're forced to either look away or close your eyes.
>>4288444And once the glow disappears and the light is much more bearable, you find your newest member still standing in the middle of the circle, a large pointy grin on her face. She raises an arm and strikes a poseJubilee: "Sealed!""...Would you be so kind as to break the salt?">What do you do?
>>4288447>break the salt without the slightest bit of hesitationwhat could possibly go wrong?
>>4288447the salt stays for now
>>4288447>inhale the salt like a line of cocaine
>>4288449Supporting >>4288451Do not snort salt you can die
>>4288447>Look at Lorelei, what does she suggest?
>>4288444is the fact theres still a blank line on the contract important or is that just a mistake we should ignore for continuity Peek?
>>4288466Mistake. Just another name line that I missed
>>4288449>>4288451>>4288457>>4288459>>4288489>>4288537>>4288538>break the salt without the slightest bit of hesitation>inhale the salt like a line of cocaineHigh off the rush of DEMON SUMMONING and PACT SEALING, you bend down and go to snort all that fuckin salt.Lorelei: "Nonononono, stop! Stop that!"Your teammate rushes to your side and yanks your head up by the collar just as the first few stinging granules enter your naive nostrils. She swipes a hole in the barrier of salt with her foot, letting Jubilee step out of the circle with a sigh of relief!Jubilee: "Finally! Ugh, you have no idea how claustrophobic it gets in those. At least this one was fairly spacious. Oh, was it always so dark in here?"With a snap, the ends of her hair are set alight with small blue flames, illuminating the area around them.You have acquired:[Pact with JUBILEE, UPSTART DEMONESS][Smack to the Back of the Head x1][Mystery of the School Summoning Circle: SOLVED]Lorelei: "Don't snort the salt line, dumbass! Jeez, I thought you'd know better.">What do you do?
>>4288546Ask Jubilee what demon powers she was. Can she go Za Wārudo and slow down time? *Strike Pose*
>>4288546>Ask Jubilee if she can take some other form. As much as you like looking at Lorelei this could get confusing.
>>4288558+1.And ask if we could choose what form she could take.
>>4288546>ask to see her TRUE form
>>4288550>Ask Jubilee what demon powers she wasAce: "Sooo... what demon powers do you have? Can you go all 'Za Warudo' and slow down time?"Jubilee stares at you for a moment with a confused look on her faceJubilee: "...What? Are you trying to hex me? What does that even mean? No, I can't slow down time.">>4288558>>4288570>>4288582>>4288591>Ask Jubilee if she can take some other form. As much as you like looking at Lorelei this could get confusing.Ace: "Well, can you take another form then?"Lorelei: "Yeah, looking like me is... getting kind of creepy."Jubilee: "I can be whomever you like~"The succubus' form shifts rapidly a few times, from Lorelei, to you, to a real demon! Jubilee: "All you need do is ask.">What do you do?
>>4288613Can you shift to a female student without wings. So you can blend in at school and outside.
>>4288613>You can stay as Lorelei. You know. For not weird reasons.
>>4288613>Whatever form you feel most comfortable with is fine, though at some point we are going to have to at least try and pass you off as a student.>On to the task at hand, what do you know about the history of this place?
>>4288616+1, like your true form but with fake horns and in a school uniform
>>4288616this but with an ironic tee shirt
>>4288616>>4288618>>4288621>>4288622>>4288635>>4288647>Can you shift to a female student without wings. So you can blend in at school and outside.>Whatever form you feel most comfortable with is fine, though at some point we are going to have to at least try and pass you off as a student.Ace: "What about shifting to a female student? Uh, without the wings though. Maybe fake horns?"Lorelei: "Yeah, passing you off as a real student would be pretty hard with all that..."She giggles as she settles on her true formJubilee: "Oh, no need to try and blend me in with the rest of you mortals."Lorelei: "What? Why not? We'll totally get found out!"Jubilee: "How do I put this... Normal people tend to ignore the strange and unusual. You didn't believe in all of this before it was forced in front of your eyes, right? Though, chances are you had an easier time believing it than anyone else would."Lorelei: "What? Why us?"Jubilee: "Maybe because you yourselves are strange an unusual, fufufu~ Normal people have a habit of ignoring or otherwise rationalizing the otherworldly. Though, if you really want to force them to see me... all it would take is one of your hands in marriage~"Lorelei: "Wha- no! I-I'm not ready for that kind of commitment! Especially not with a demon!"Jubilee cackles as she reaches out and boops Lorelei on the noseJubilee: "Ah, oh well, I can still take a student's form if you wish it. Though, it would only be for your own enjoyment.">>4288621>On to the task at hand, what do you know about the history of this place?Ace: "On to the next mystery at hand, what do you know about the history of this place?"Jubilee: "This place? Uhm... I hate to say, but my expertise lies in the supernatural, not mortal affairs. Sorry, but I haven't the faintest. My best guess is that whomever designed your emblem had an affection for the Hells.">What do you do?
>>4288662>can we learn magic ourselves?>who are the people who tend to summon demons
>>4288662>"I think maybe it was a bad idea to imprint you on a big clunky poster. Do you think we could cut a little piece of the poster out, or maybe imprint you onto one of our awesome looking business cards?
>>4288662>hey the less people know the better , but uh that aside you think we could learn some magic?
>>4288662>hey lorelei, where did you get that sigil again?
>>4288662>Get that application done so we can FINALLY become a proper club
>>4288662>"I think maybe it was a bad idea to imprint you on a big clunky poster. Do you think we could imprint you on something smaller like a watch or my horns?"
>>4288662>What do you do?I like demon"Hells? Plural?"
Sorry everyone, no post today! Will be busy, but expect quest to return tomorrow!
>>4290374@Butcher Block QMPost moar art
>>4290469He's running rn
>>4289308circles of hell i bet
>>4288801>Get that application done so we can FINALLY become a proper clubAce: "Here! We've put together an application page so you can finally become a member of the Mystery Investigation Team!Jubilee: "What? Am I not a member already?"Ace: "Well... Uh, whatever! Just fill it out!"Jubilee: "What does all this even mean? What are these little boxes?"Ace: "Uhhhmmm... Just number those ones on top from one to ten or something. They're your MYSTERY STATS!"Lorelei: "Um, actually, you're supposed to roll-"Jubilee: "That's all? Hah! What an easy process, ten in every box!"Ace: "Nonono, fill it out for real!"Jubilee sighs as she sets the paper on the table, bending over and swishing your pen around on the page. Meanwhile, Lorelei looks distraught at the blatant disregard of proper nerd game character creation.>>4288672>>4289197>"I think maybe it was a bad idea to imprint you on a big clunky poster.Ace: "So, "I think maybe it was a bad idea to imprint you on a big clunky poster. Do you think we could imprint you on something smaller like a watch or my horns? one of our sweet cards maybe?"Jubilee: "Whatever would you need to do that for? I'm already bound to you, as you are to me. In a sense, I'm already 'imprinted' on your self."She gives you a wink over her shoulder, swirling her tail around in the airJubilee: "Don't let it go to your head~"Lorelei: "Ace... you're totally going to lose your soul if you do what you're thinking of doing.">>4288668>>4288679>can we learn magic ourselves?>who are the people who tend to summon demonsAce: "Can we learn magic ourselves?"Lorelei: "Yeah! Can we do that? Can we cast spells and hexes and curses and-"Jubilee: "Yes. Yes you can. If you can find a teacher, of course. I can't bestow that upon you, my demonic power is inherent in my beings. You'll have to find a master to learn the magical arts."Ace: "Well in that case, whoa re the people who tend to summon demons? They should know magic, right?"Lorelei: "A lot of people on the internet claim they can do it, but... ehhhh, that's a dubious route at best. Lots of creepy weirdos out there."Jubilee: "Usually? Poor saps who don't understand the power they're dealing with. They don't last long. But the ones who do know what they're doing are Warlocks. Now, they don't all wear hoods and chant Latin in reverse like lunatics. Like normal people, they come in all shapes and sizes. Your next door neighbor might even be one."Jubilee: "Here, I've finished your application.">What do you do?
>>4292098>Go talk to your neighbor. Ask if they're a warlock.Clearly the only option.
>>4292098>onto the next mystery on our list - why does our school have summoning circles? Whoever was behind it might've been a warlock!>what do we know about the history of the school and its staff?
>>4292151+1 but we have to do >>4292121 later
>>4292098>Lorelei: "Ace... you're totally going to lose your soul if you do what you're thinking of doing."I'M BOUTTA RISK IT ALL>>4292121Supporting
>>4292121>>4292150>>4292226>>4292260>Go talk to your neighbor. Ask if they're a warlock.Your neighbor? You haven't had the chance to meet your neighbors yet. You can only imagine what kind of strange boys next door live in your apartment building... one of them has to be a warlock!Lorelei snatches you by the collar as yous tart to wander offLorelei: "Uh, Ace? You... know she wasn't being serious, right?"Jubilee: "Yes. The neighbor example was supposed to be, hmm... an example of normalcy, not who would actually be one."Lorelei: "Besides, we've got stuff to take care of here first, right?">>4292151>>4292176>>4292180>onto the next mystery on our list - why does our school have summoning circles? Whoever was behind it might've been a warlock!>what do we know about the history of the school and its staff?You don't know much of anything really. You know that a few teachers look old, so going by age equals wisdom rules, they might know something. You've never really had to care about all this school history stuff before!>What do you do?
>>4292327>Find the oldest teacher and ask if they know where the school emblem came from. Then ask if it was tough outrunning T-Rex's back in the day.
>>4292348+1 but instead the of the t-rex part give him an IOU for one apple
>>4292348>>4292356>Give the IOU for the apple AND make a dinosaur joke
>>4292348>>4292356>>4292362>>4292594>>4293013>Find the oldest teacher and ask if they know where the school emblem came from. Then ask if it was tough outrunning T-Rex's back in the day.>Give the IOU for the apple AND make a dinosaur jokeIt takes some asking around, but eventually you narrow the oldest down to one of the fine arts teachers, a certain Mr. Botten. After drafting up a quick IOU for whatever his favorite type of apple may be, you, Lorelei, and Jubilee head for the classroom!You open the door to find a figure rummaging around behind the teacher's deskAce: "Hello? Mr. Bo-"The person quickly springs up and OH JESUS CHRIST IS A DINOSAUR MAN >WHAT DO YOU DO?!
>>4293797>>42937991 2 into uppercut then switch to defense
>>4293797>hide behind lorelei like a baby
>>4293799>>4293813>>4293822>PUNCH DINOSAURWITH A CRY OF PURE WARRIOR SPIRIT AND NOT BEING SCARED AT ALL YOU PUNCH THE DINOSAUR RIGHT IN ITS STUPID DINOSAUR FACEThe dinosaur's nose cave in on itself from the sheer might of your huge gunz. Damn, you're basically every Jurassic Park main character in oneDinosaur: "Ah! Oh, students! Sorry if I startled you, heheh!"Lorelei: "Uhhh... Mr. Botten? Is that you?"Dino Botten: "Yes! Hm, would you mind moving a little to the left there? This costume didn't end up having the best visibility!">What do you do?
>>4293859>Demand that he removes the dinosaur mask because we're not scared of it at all.
>>4293867This>>4293859>Do you know where the school emblem came from.?
>>4293878+1, and give him the IOU
>>4293867>>4293878>>4294066>>4294121>>4294169>Demand that he removes the dinosaur mask because we're not scared of it at all.You point to the deranged dinosaur man with a finger that trembles. TREMBLES WITH POWERAce: "T-Take off that mask! Show yourself!"Dino Botten: "Oh! Right, right, of course!"The abomination then decapitates itself with its own two clawed hands, revealing a human head in place of a brain. Horrifying Botten: "My apologies, I was trying on a costume for my granddaughter's eighteenth birthday! She loves those dinosaurs, you know? At least she did the last time I checked.">>4293878>Do you know where the school emblem came from.?Ace: "Yeeaaahhh... anyways, do you know where the school emblem came from?"Lorelei: "Yeah, we kind of figured since, you know, you're the oldest teacher here..."Mr. Botten strokes his mustache while humming in thoughtBotten: "Now I haven't been here since the very beginning, that would make me... Let's see, 1922 to... well, pretty darn old! I've only been teaching here for about, hmm, my God has it really been nearly forty years? That first principal was very long-lived though, I worked under him for the later years of his tenure you know. Seemed like he never aged a day while I taught here! Ah, what I wouldn't do for that..."He closes his eyes in sweet remembrance before snapping back to reality Botten: "Ah, sorry if I rambled on there. What has you kids so curious anyways?">What do you do?
>>4294549>"Rumor has it that people used to summon demons with it! Could you imagine?">report to the principal's office, IMMEDIATELY
>>4294549>We just thought that this place was interesting. Please, tell us more. We have to sit through an old person's rants, yes, but they love that and they'll give us as much info as we want. We could get on his good side by listening to him to gain access to certain areas or other such things a teacher's powers can get.
>>4294549>there's been awesome rumors about summoning demons with the school emblem! isn't that amazing Mr. botten!
>>4294594>>4294602These two>>4294552No offense
>>4294552>>4294594>>4294602>>4294669>>4296449>there's been awesome rumors about summoning demons with the school emblem! isn't that amazing Mr. botten!>We just thought that this place was interesting. Please, tell us more.Ace: "There's been awesome rumors about summoning demons with the school emblem! Isn't it amazing, Mr. Botten?!"Botten: "Demons? Hohoh, that's fun! Going to summon up a, hm, what was it, a succubutt? Eh, eh?"The teacher laughs, winking and nudging you with his elbow. Lorelei and Jubilee both share conflicting expressions, the latter clearly amused while the former is the just opposite.Ace: "Maaaybe, do you think you can tell us more about that?"Botten: "About the emblem and devil stuff? Well, I always thought it looked like a Satan worshiper thingy. You know, I had my rebellious phase when I was young too!"He whispers to you, nodding his head towards Lorelei with a smirk of his mustacheBotten: "It was also for a girl, if that's whats going on here.">What do you do?
>>4296615>"It's been a pleasure, sir! See you soon!">go to the principal
>>4296615>for a girl>FOR A GIRL?!>OUTRAGEOUS! Tell this human fossil we are doing it for the MYSTERY!
>>4296615>Fist bump teach and ask what he knows about the first principal
>>4296625+1Solving mysteries is our one true love!
>>4296625>>4296633>>4296652>OUTRAGEOUS! Tell this human fossil we are doing it for the MYSTERY!>Solving mysteries is our one true love!Ace: "What! No way, I'm doing it for the mystery! That's my one true love!"Lorelei: "Hm? What's going on with you two?"The mummy without wrappings pats you on the shoulder with a clawed mittBotten: "Of course, of course. You two must be that Mystery Research Team then! Love those flyers you have around, very charming!"Ace: "Thanks! So, what do you know about the first principal of the school?"Mr. Botten strokes his mustache and takes a seat on his desk as he thinks back to the pastBotten: "The first principal, eh? Well, now this was some time ago, but here's what I remember. Jay Carraway was a man I never could really pin down. Liked to keep to himself when he wasn't dealing with school related issues. Always the first one here, always the last to leave. Heck, far as I know he lived here, hohoh! He had a... a presence about him. Man of few words, but you damn well listened to those words, if you'll pardon my language. A real man of mystery, that one. Not sure if he had a wife, but I think he had a kid at some point. Hmm... Ah well, the details are fuzzy. I worked under him until one day he just,"He waves his hands in an empty popping gestureBotten: "Poof! Disappeared without a trace! Pretty mysterious, eh?">What do you do?
>>4296615>"you got it all wrong old man, SHE'S the one getting into this paranormal stuff cuz she likes me"
>>4296902>"Jay Carraway? Really? Aw I expected something like Lucius Fear or Mister Morningstar."
>>4296902>"You said he had a kid?"
>>4296902>"Certainly a mystery worth investigating...."
inb4 we are the kid. Ask about the kid, yeah.
>>4296943How would we not know about out dad being the old principal of the school?
>>4296943No way. That timeline doesn't match up. We'd be his grandchild...[spoilers]or Lorelei[/spoilers]
>>4296902>ask about the kidWe should ask jubilee about Half-demon babies later.
>>4296913>>4296920>>4297145>>4296928>"Jay Carraway? Really? Aw I expected something like Lucius Fear or Mister Morningstar.">"You said he had a kid?"Ace: "Jay Carraway? Really? Aw, I expected something like Lucius Fear or Mister Morningstar."Botten: "Hohohoh! Oh no, Mr. Fear and Mr. Loathing were out on a trip to Las Vegas!"He pauses for laughter, but only Jubilee manages a snickerBotten: "... Ah, you must not have seen that one. Oh well!"Jubilee: "Hell's teeth, that was lame. I love it."Lorelei: "Uh, anyways, you mentioned his family?"Ace: "Oh yeah! You said he had a kid?"Botten: "I think he did. He never brought them to work or anything like that, but I swear I saw him with his little one a few times. That's all I can really say about his family.">What do you do?
>>4298633>Ask if theres any place with more clues about the schools history?
>>4298706>>4298709>>4298855>Ask if theres any place with more clues about the schools history?Ace: "Mr. Botten, do you know if there's any other place where we can learn about the school's history?"Botten: "Hmm... Place? None that I can think of. Hm, though I'm sure there's a collection of the school's yearbooks in the library! I doubt you'll be interested in how the volleyball team did each year, but you never know what you might find! Other than that, I'm afraid you're on your own."Botten: "Oh, but please be careful, okay? Students getting hurt is never a good thing!">What do you do?
>>4299597>Go see the principal
>>4299597is the book on the bottom right doing ok ? maybe it needs someone to talk to or something ?
>>4299597>naruto run to the library>oh ask mr. botten about the dungeon as well
>>4299597>also, check out a copy of the Bibble, never know when things will get dicey with demons
>>4299597Definitely sneak "How I got a goth gf" for research.
>>4299597this >>4299642but throw in the manlets bookhanging with lorelei all the time has got to have made us self conscious
>>4299610>oh ask mr. botten about the dungeon as wellBotten: "The dungeon? Ahhh, I remember that! Quite a mysterious place, I can see why you'd be interested in it!""Some years back, something that happened down there got the janitors in a stir! Must have been a real pain for administration, because not long after everyone that reported it flat out quit and new ones had to be hired. The principal at the time, not Mr. Carraway by the by, had a little investigation done on the place, but all that was found was a little hideaway for the lazy clowns to skimp on work! So he had it locked up and everything that mattered in there moved off to the storage building. I couldn't tell you what happened to make them do that though, it's as much a mystery to you as it is to me.">>4299609>>4299610>>4299611>>4299642>>4299645>>4299712>Library tripYou and Lorelei say your goodbyes and thank yous to Mr. Botten before heading off to the library!Shelves and shelves of rows and rows of books and books clutter the silent library. A wealth of knowledge presents itself to you, ready and waiting for you to crack open the first cover!Lorelei: "He said there should be yearbooks somewhere around here, right? We could probably find a picture of Mr. Carraway in there some where."Jubilee: "And if his spawn went to this school, their identity as well."You scan the shelves, picking up a stack of books to check out, and once you've got your selections you head over to check them out! The student library assistant raises an eyebrow at your picksAssistant: "...You know you can only check out two books at a time, right?"She taps a sign on the counter that states the checkout rules.>What do you do?
>>4300287Easy, just check out two books for each person.
>>4300294this or just check out two books, exit and come back and check two more
>>4300287Take the help book and the goth gf book. We can come back later for manlets and the bibble.
>>4300287We have 2 people, why not just take all 4?
>>4300287>"but why though?">take the bibble and the goth gf book
>>4300473Lorelei is probably taking out the yearbooks
>>4300287>dump the manlet book and goth gf one, we have mysteries to solve.
>>4300822Love is the greatest mystery of all anon.
>>4302013Be quiet Mr. Umineko
>>4300287Take the Goth GF book and the bibble.
quest abandoned everyone go home
>>4309378peekay playing videogames all day