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924496 No. 924496 ID: c1eaac

Chapter One: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/897839.html
Disthread: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/124957.html
35 posts omitted. Last 100 shown. Expand all images
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No. 924673 ID: 02e2dc

lets open everything... pink package first, that one looks like it's from ornias
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No. 924677 ID: 9dad72

camio, deadpan, sliding his phone number across the table
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No. 924698 ID: c0641d

Pink package.
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No. 924896 ID: c1eaac
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924896

You untie the ribbon and open the box to find a row of tightly-packed, pastel colored macarons. Atop them is a small card, smelling of perfume and written in gold ink.

So lovely to see you again in court, Prince. Do give me the tour of your estate soon.

- Ornias

Not a mention of anything that happened in court. Maybe this is their way for apologizing for losing their temper, or of imploring you to forget it happened.
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No. 924897 ID: c1eaac
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924897

You have one unopened package. You can also write back to Eligos, your mother, Camio, or Ornias before opening anything else.

What will you do?
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No. 924898 ID: 02e2dc

aw orn sent us macarons :>

let's open the last one and then get to writing some letters
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No. 924899 ID: 70df1e

eat a macaron while you open the last package
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No. 924906 ID: 57f319

>>924899
Yup
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No. 924936 ID: 7e9c89

we’ve already come so far finish opening them! seconding eating a macaron, also. you shoukd start planning your replies, foo!
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No. 924937 ID: beedfd

eat macaron, blush at calling card
write mother with IS LORD ABBADON ALIVE?
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No. 925019 ID: c1eaac
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925019

You chomp down on a macaron - they’re unsurprisingly delicious - as you undo the hastily taped-together bundle of brown paper that is the last package. Your suspicions about your uncle being the sender are immediately confirmed. Inside the package is a massive stack of parchment paper, each sheet scribbled on back to front, some hand-bound with needle and thread. You pick up the first loose sheet of parchment, which seems deliberately placed on top.

Nephew,

I hear you have made your second, informal debut in court, and received a reputation as quite a troublemaker - a status more than suited to any grandson of Lilith! I can’t say I approve of your cavorting with angels (and your mother may not either, though perhaps she is a bit less socially conservative - back in the day it was social suicide to be seen conversing with an angel on equal terms), but hearing how well you’ve done on your first outing, I can only commend you on your progress. Not many demons would worm their way into a face-to-face conversation with Satan the False King himself upon their first legitimate outing into high society. Enclosed with this letter is a plan I have detailed for you to infiltrate the inner circles of court and assassinate the False King, as well as a manifesto detailing why the restoration of the Lilim to the throne is crucial to…
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No. 925020 ID: c1eaac
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925020

You set the stack of parchment aside, and study the item that was wrapped in the manifesto. It is a knife. Your Uncle Tamar has mailed you a knife.

Oooookay. Well. Better get cracking on those replies, unless you can think of anything better to do.

Feel free to write potential response letters in the suggestions, or simply suggest on content that each reply should have! You also aren't obligated to reply to everyone, you can pick and choose.
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No. 925022 ID: c375e8

let's be polite and reply to everybody! maybe not uncle tamar, though.

accept eligos's apology gracefully, maybe with a tension-breaking joke?

thank your mom for the advice and inquire about that list. if anything we can see what she thinks of everybody.

thank camio and send him a calling card in return. we love that man

do we have anything nice to send or in return? attach that to a thank you letter!

and, uh, thanks uncle tamar for this surely useful object. Actually it might be a good idea to inspect it closer, it might be enchanted or something
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No. 925024 ID: c375e8

>>925022
oh and i'm sorry to double post but LET'S WRITE A LETTER TO ARTY... if we even have an address i suppose, but it would be a good idea to thank him for the feather he gave us if i remember correctly! and say we look forward to seeing him again (because i do)
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No. 925025 ID: 10c408

Wow, what an absolute tool.

Honestly? Burn your uncle's minor stack of inconvenience and... I guess just keep the knife with you if you don't have a secure place to hide it.

As for the other replies...

Tell Mom that you shall endeavor not to become the center of attention so badly, you are allergic to the spotlight.
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No. 925026 ID: 02e2dc

UNABASHEDLY FLIRT WITH CAMIO

uh, other than that. might as well accept eligos's apology. ask mom how jasper's doing. send orn a thank you note. punt uncle tamar's weird 60-page conspiracy letter into the trash (keep the knife tho)
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No. 925027 ID: c1212a

Send a letter to Eligos thanking him for writing, and expressing that you feel you similarly spoke in a manner unbecoming, and would like to apologize. Also tea sounds nice. Whatever you write, sound humble rather than magnanimous, you've already pulled rank once.
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No. 925028 ID: 270774

is it a nice knife?

burn manifesto, respond cordially to eligos, send jasper a letter politely inquiring after his health, flirt HEAVILY with camio, and tell or you’d love to see them soon.
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No. 925029 ID: 02e2dc

OH AND I GUESS ask mom what uncle tamar's deal is, if we don't already know
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No. 925032 ID: 70df1e

reply to everybody!

tell eligos that it's all water under the bridge and take him up on his offer of tea

tell your mom that uncle tamar is trying to oust satan again and ask for advice

for camios you should flirt back and also send him your own calling card! ;)

tell ornias their macarons were delicious and you'd love to try their cooking again sometime (and also include your calling card because, why not)

actually read tamars manifesto and send a nice response back to him. call him comrade this is non-negotiable

NEW LETTER:
send the manifesto that tamar sent to satan because honestly he seems like a fun and cool dude and i bet he'd get a laugh out of it. always good to be on the good side of the king you feel me
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No. 925040 ID: 10c408

>>925029
We already know his deal. He tried to assassinate Satan once and evidently didn't succeed.

And now there's this.
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No. 925047 ID: 57f319

>>925032
I am negotiating the terms to never reading the manifesto and ignoring your uncle.

Also Satan's great but he did overthrow the ruler of Hell maybe he takes that seriously don't send it to him please.

Otherwise rad.
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No. 925086 ID: 16b35d

w. what the hell’s with your uncle? no pun intended. let’s answer eligos and camio and try and figure out what parties we might see them at next! or which avenues we can use to talk w them, it’s moving a little fast to be around them in private.. a list from yr mom might be useful too so we know of any potential pitfalls!
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No. 925378 ID: c1eaac
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925378

You get to work writing your response letters to everyone, which is sure to kill quite a bit of time.

To Eligos, you write a letter thanking him for his apology, accepting it, and letting him know you look forward to seeing him soon. You send a similar letter to Ornias, thanking them profusely for the macarons and making sure to note how delicious they are.

To your mother, you send thanks for her advice, and a promise not to make yourself the center of too much attention. You also ask for the list she mentioned, with the intention to at least peruse it, and write a postscript inquiring after Jasper's health. You're a little surprised to hear that he's up and about again, but demons have always been fast healers.

Finally, to Camio, you write a short and sweet letter that manages to both be flirty and politely grateful, including your own calling card in the envelope. You've never flirted by mail before, so it's a little embarrassing, but you think that reading romance novels may have served you well. Or he's going to hate it. You never know, with Camio.
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No. 925379 ID: c1eaac
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925379

You put your uncle's letter and manifesto in the garbage, but decide to keep the knife. It looks nice enough, and it's probably an angel blade, if he thinks you can kill Satan with it. Angel weapons are the only weapons that can do lasting harm to demons. Take out an eye with it, the eye stays gone, and so on.
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No. 925380 ID: c1eaac
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925380

It's late afternoon by the time you finish with your correspondences, and you're startled out of your work only by a servant coming in to knock at your door. To bring you another letter, fortuitously enough. Apparently a courier just dropped it off.

The envelope is embossed and feels made of expensive paper, and you open it carefully, to find a black and gold card inside, an elegant invitation of some sort.

You are cordially invited

To Lord Jasper Abbadon's gourmet dinner club, to be held tonight at his estate, Manchineel, at ten P.M.

Formal or semi-formal dress expected
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No. 925381 ID: c1eaac
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925381

Well. That's...unexpected to say the least. There's another card in the envelope allowing you to RSVP via courier, and it elaborates that you're free to bring a plus one. There's even a little box to check if you're bringing someone, so they'll have enough seats.

It would be awfully rude to leave Jasper for dead and then decline to come to one of his exclusive dinner parties. Not to mention that not putting in an appearance would essentially give him a free pass to talk about you behind your back. But if you attend this thing, you'll have to be on your guard, in case he tries to get back at you. If you bring a plus one, you'll need to make sure they have your best interests in mind.

So...will you go? And, if so, who are you going to ask along as your date?

> RSVP 'yes', and invite a plus one.
> RSVP 'yes', and go it alone.
> RSVP 'no'.
> Make a pro/con list of date options.
> Something else?

Since Jasper's parties are very exclusive, not everyone in the cast will appear there. Bringing a character as Glas's date will be the only way to make sure they're around for this part of the story! Choose wisely.
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No. 925383 ID: 9dad72

what would be the pros/cons of taking a date? im tempted towards solo but that seems ill advised.
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No. 925386 ID: 70df1e

im just gonna throw this out there because two wolves are fighting within me and one is TAKE SATAN and the other is TAKE CAMIO

1. imagine jaspers face if we took satan to one of his dinner parties ESPECIALLY if he was up to some shit. like what if he tries to eat part of an angel and pass it off as something else? consider him dunked on. also just the STATUS of bringing satan himself to a party can you imagine. i feel like satan would have a great time. plus we could make it up to him for having to leave so fast and chase eae.

2. we all love camio and camio has beaten the snot out of jasper once and i bet he would gladly do so again which makes him also a very tactically sound date im just saying
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No. 925388 ID: 23b9a0

WOULD IT BE IN BAD TASTE TO INVITE ARTY? i mean im pretty sure Camio would not be very warmly welcomed.

also am i the only one whose just a tiny tiiiiiny bit curious what angel flesh tastes like?
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No. 925390 ID: 423007

pro/con list for sure! the concept of bringing satan is hysterical and i would vote for it but isnt that getting.. a little above glas’s station
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No. 925395 ID: 10c408

>>925388
If we were gonna go that route, it would have happened in chapter 1.

if we go that route NOW, we're only gonna establish the following points.

one: we're a massive hypocrite whose just as bad as Jasper
two: we're also an idiot and would deserve getting murdered by Arty's brother.
three: we'd also deserve getting lynched by any demon veterans from the last war with heaven for being stupid enough to get involved with jasper's war risking appetite.
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No. 925399 ID: c0641d

Can we call a friend for opinions/recommendations?

For now, my vote is "no." If there's a comment line on the RSVP, we can claim that we don't wish to attend since things are understandably awkward between us at the moment.

If the vote skews yes in the end, regardless of who we take; take uncle's funny kill move with you just in case. If Jasper gets you into a private and vulnerable position, any games he and his angel friend might try to play with you will probably come to a screeching halt if you start waving a freaking ANGEL BLADE in his face.
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No. 925400 ID: 70df1e

>>925390

i mean the worst satan can do is say no. well the worst he could do is execute us but considering he hasn't murdered glas' uncle for his dumb manifesto i think we're safe on that count. it's worth a try even if we get shot down, we can just take someone else
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No. 925404 ID: 270774

let’s do the pro vs con list but also my vote is camio regardless
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No. 925406 ID: c1eaac
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925406

Before you RSVP, you take the time to make a pro/con chart for your potential dates.


CAMIO

PROS: Has expressed clear interest in seeing you again, demonstrably has your back, dislikes Jasper as much as you do. This could be a good opportunity to learn more about him.

CONS: Will likely be of a lower station than much of the other guests, dislikes high society and socializing, was seen attacking Jasper at court a week ago. May have wanted to see you again privately, rather than in a public setting.


ELIGOS

PROS: Especially cunning and socially adept, attentive to his dates, and well-liked by most other nobles. This might put you back on steadier footing with him, and show him that everything really is water under the bridge.

CONS: So well-liked that he might get pulled away from you to talk to friends. Kind of a bastard sometimes.


ORNIAS

PROS: Knows everyone's drama. Might help you snoop around Jasper's mansion, or otherwise find out what's being said about you. Sweet, and the life of the party. Seems to enjoy your company.

CONS: Has a temper. Does things just for the drama of it all. Doesn't seem to particularly like or dislike Jasper.


ARTY

PROS: Definitely dislikes Jasper, and definitely likes you. Might be interested in building a case against him, or at least in helping you stay safe at the party. Can be summoned whenever, since you have his feather.

CONS: Would likely not be welcome at the dinner party, unless you could convince him to come in disguise.


SATAN

PROS: Likes you, for some reason. Might come just to be dramatic.

CONS: Extremely above your station. Doesn't come to most social events, even though it's custom to invite him. Will make you a public political target. Certain relatives might see you as a traitor to your bloodline.


NICELY ASKING YOUR BROTHER VETIS TO SET YOU UP WITH A BLIND DATE

PROS: Someone else makes the choice for you, and you can get mad at Vetis if it doesn't work out.

CONS: Vetis's friend group is a mixed bag, and your date might end up ditching you if you don't get along.
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No. 925407 ID: 70df1e

>>925406

yeah you know what camio didn't seem to like being out and about so much. lets meet up with him later in private and absolutely go to the party with satan also for the drama of it all. Jasper isnt gonna be able to TOUCH us and also we can just straight up lie to uncle tamar. 'you know we're getting close to satan like you asked chill out' but like for the love of god if you go with satan you CANNOT bring that angel blade or you might start a diplomatic incident. not that you'd even need it because youd be there with SATAN. imagine how nervous jasper would be. it would be hilarious
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No. 925409 ID: f740ea

hmm. sounds like taking camio would be a shitty time for everyone involved (including him) and we don't wanna blow it with him

im going to say lets take ornias bc it sounds like they would have fun/not get us shanked by a pissed off jasper/possibly start some dramatic shit which might be funny. also i just wanna see more of them tbh
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No. 925410 ID: 418eab

We should take Arty in disguise!!!
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No. 925411 ID: c0641d

If we really need Arty there, we can just keep his feather in our back pocket. A surprise tool we'll (maybe) need later, just like uncle's Gabbo McStabbo(tm).
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No. 925412 ID: 70df1e

i am still really for satan but i thought of another absolute power move lads and i do think we need to make some power plays if we are going to be taken seriously in our quest for a spouse, no one will marry a weak demon.

but listen:
invite jasper as your plus one to his own party. glas is a PRINCE, there's absolutely NO WAY he can turn us down, and it would be a hilarious way to keep an eye on him. Terrible, but hilarious. It would probably be the most powerful move in recent history so please consider
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No. 925413 ID: 270774

mmm i had forgotten that camio doesn’t like parties so i switch my vote. either ornias, or asking vetis to set you up bc that’s fun, OR, tbh, it’s unconvential but i really do like the cheek of asking jasper to be your date at his own party
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No. 925414 ID: 23b9a0

>>925395
Ive been quiet, BUT i have been advocating the eatin angels thing from the first thread so i mean. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Were DEMONS, it would be weird to be offered angel and NOT try it.

but i guess i am also fairly fond of arty so in light of that, i will keep my angel eating opinions to myself.

(im also kind of with Glas' uncle on the right to the throne thing)

....but given the choices of popular opinion. DATIN' SATAN. go big or go home.
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No. 925416 ID: 2af340

+1 for datin' satan!!! (and leaving the angel blade at home please)
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No. 925427 ID: 10c408

>>925414
Do you want to get us executed? This is how you get us executed.

That said... If we HAVE to attend this farce, bring Ornias with us. They won't stand for any bullshit jasper pulls and honestly, they probably want to have a very pointed conversation about the shit that Camio got himself into at Satan's party.
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No. 925428 ID: 174f3c

Ornias if you can't bring yourself to be smart and safe.
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No. 925430 ID: 10c408

It just occurred to me. Depending on how things go at the party, we could totally defend our position and snub Jasper at his own party by starting the rumor that he got his ass handed to him by Eae and you decided to not get involved.
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No. 925431 ID: 23b9a0

>>925427
puh-lease
execution is so gauche
and i really doubt we will get the main character murdered

still staunchly in the datin satan camp ig
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No. 925455 ID: b815ea

Invite Satan or Arty. Both would be hilarious and terrifying. Also both of them enjoy parties (even though they may not have a taste for Jasper). Worst case we invite Satan and he turns us down in a casual but justifiable manner, and Arty can be our +1 ad we can Definitely wreak some havoc with an angel on our arm.
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No. 925460 ID: 4d9655

i vote ornias

>>925413
OH MY GOD. SDJLFSDJLSDLJFSDLJF. PLEASE. INVITE JASPER TO HIS OWN PARTY, P LE ASE
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No. 925461 ID: c8452a

>>925460
That's hilarious but also probably will end up being humiliating for Glas
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No. 925481 ID: 9dad72

ASKING JASPER TO BE YOUR DATE IS *CHEF KISS* MAKE IT WEIRD
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No. 925503 ID: 986b2d

Just adding my two cents in re: artys feather I am Not so sure it's a great idea to summon him into a party of demons who are probably hostile to him with no warning. If we want his backup, probably better to bring him in disguise from the getgo, unless making a scene is what we're going for here.
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No. 925512 ID: 7f9ad7

I'm actually gonna advocate to bring Eligos. We're gonna need all the smooth talking we can afford when Jasper inevitably presses down on us.
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No. 925540 ID: c1eaac
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925540

You decide to write a new letter to Ornias, asking them to be your plus one. You could use a socialite on your side, and you don't think they'll stand for anything Jasper might try to pull. Plus, you just want to see more of them...and it sounds like they think the same about you. You send your letters off with a courier, hoping that Or doesn't already have a date - they're very popular after all.

Since the party is tonight, you might win Or over a little more if you buy them a nice outfit, and get yourself something to match. You have a few hours to go to the marketplace, so it's time to shop!

From what you know about Or, they like to wear dresses, skirts, and clothes that show a lot of skin, so that's as good a place to start as any. Jasper's dinner party is also a formal/semi-formal affair, so you're sure you can get away with more casual outfits than you'd usually wear to court. Your budget is pretty much unlimited, and you can spring for jewelry, too, if you like.
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No. 925545 ID: c8452a

>>925540
For Or, something that shows off shoulders and upper arms, elegant gloves, maybe asymmetrical bottom half.

No idea how to reflect that on Glad, but maybe some creative layering on the upper half to contrast? Colors should flow together between the two, maybe some cool colors.
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No. 925548 ID: 9dad72

matching heels and big collars - Or seems to like those. blacks and shades of dusty pink? maybe a flower or two?
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No. 925570 ID: 02e2dc

orn seems like the type to wear a bigass fur shrug. glas has like... a cloak of some sort on
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No. 925571 ID: 02e2dc
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925571

whoops forgot the image
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No. 925572 ID: 10c408

>>925571
I like this, but.. I'm not sure the pink pants are a good idea. Perhaps a different color?
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No. 925589 ID: 2af340
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925589

i think translucent fabrics are cool.....
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No. 925590 ID: 2af340

>>925571
love the flowers!
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No. 925594 ID: e75fd1

i llllllove.. the fur coat.. dress for the DRAMA of it all
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No. 925619 ID: 46352c

We have a surprise tool or two to help us later we want to take, so we ourselves should wear an overcoat with deep pockets on the inside flap and soft, puffy padding on the outside to elude a casual patdown should it happen. (The feather is a no brainier, but even the knife won't be particularly bulky if it's oriented flatly in a deep enough inside pocket and obscured behind layers of felt and fur.)
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No. 925624 ID: 5393a4

i like the sheer skirt on that ornias... cute...
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No. 925945 ID: cfe8e9
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925945

i love.. the idea of them matching their looks
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No. 926049 ID: 7d37c6
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926049

add gold as a hg color marn. wear the official colors of heaven and angels to jaspers house as a power move.
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No. 926055 ID: 02e2dc

veil ornias is so powerful hkghkdfg i like the gold
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No. 926091 ID: 986b2d
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926091

Man I second the gold actually but if i must pitch an original idea.....yo
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No. 926093 ID: 986b2d
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926093

Alternate Colorway
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No. 926099 ID: e51896
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926099

If no one else is gonna do it...
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No. 926397 ID: 270774
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926397

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No. 926400 ID: c8452a

>>926397
This is the horniest thing I've ever seen and we're surrounded by demons.
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No. 926411 ID: 70df1e
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926411

i only had time to draw or because i have finals and my hands hurt. i poured all of my energy into this
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No. 926560 ID: c1eaac
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926560

You kill most of your afternoon in the marketplace, browsing clothes, looking for exactly the right thing to wear to Jasper's party. Finally, once you've figured it out, you pay the shop owner to have a courier deliver Or's outfit, and take your own home with you. You even stop for a bite to eat on the way back - because you doubt you'll be eating much at Jasper's.
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No. 926561 ID: c1eaac
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926561

When you get home, there's a package waiting for you with one of your servants. A box of chocolates, and a note.

Glasya-Labolas,

Thank you for getting Ornias out for the evening. And good luck.

Camio.

Well then. Word must be traveling fast.
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No. 926562 ID: c1eaac
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926562

You take a bath and get dressed in your new clothes, and by the time you're ready, it's almost time for Jasper's party. One last look in the mirror, and then you're headed down the stairs to the main hall of your estate.

To your surprise, Ornias is there waiting for you. They're wearing the outfit you bought them, and they look so stunning you're almost tongue-tied. They offer you a smile as you stumble down the last few steps.

"I thought I would walk over with you, since your estate is closer to Jasper's," they say. "But it doesn't exempt you from giving me a tour, you know."

"Of course not," you manage.
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No. 926563 ID: c1eaac
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926563

Or offers you their hand and you take it, guiding them out the front door. Jasper's isn't far, but the walk will let you have a conversation before you get there, which you're sure Or intended. You can make a strategy for dealing with Jasper, ask them who they think might be there, or ask them about themself, but you'll probably only have time to do one of those things.
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No. 926564 ID: 270774

i think it would be rude to jump straight into strategy. ask them how they think the party is going to be, in general!
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No. 926565 ID: 70df1e

ask them about the drama of it all.
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No. 926566 ID: 02e2dc

strategizing would probably be a good move but i'm going to go with "ask or about themself". kind of a mood killer to invite someone out and then immediately go "ok how are we going to avoid jasper pulling some shit" imo
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No. 926567 ID: 02e2dc

>>926565
also yeah THE DRAMA OF IT ALL~~~
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No. 926569 ID: c7f906

Ask them about if word's gotten around about what you allegedly saw happening to Jasper. Ask if it's beyond the realm of disbelief to stick to the alibi that you thought you were witnessing something completely different. Or don't ask, if that would be a stupid question.
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No. 926579 ID: c0641d

Ask about expectations for the party; express slight concern, and let Or steer the topic into strategy.

Quick inventory check; did you bring the angel feather, Camio’s card, and/or the angelic knife on your person? (It’ll be good for us to know ahead of time.)
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No. 926592 ID: 10c408

Confide in Ornias that you've been so busy, the rumor mill has gotten away from you which is probably an amateur mistake.
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No. 926598 ID: 7fd2b7

ask them about the party or themself!!!
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No. 926639 ID: c8452a

>>926566
Yes
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No. 926747 ID: c1cb95

ask them about what they've been up to since we saw them last! i'd like to know what the typical nobility gets up to in their free time
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No. 927277 ID: c1eaac
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927277

INVENTORY CHECK:

Currently on your person you have Arty's feather, the angel-blade knife from your Uncle Tamar, a couple of your own calling cards, and a monogrammed handkerchief, which you never leave home without. You've left Camio's calling card at home, coming to the conclusion that he might not like to be forced to put in an appearance at Jasper's party.
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No. 927278 ID: c1eaac
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927278

"This is one of the first times I've been out all week," you say a bit sheepishly, glancing over to Or. You wonder how much they know about what you witnessed with Jasper and Eae, but that doesn't seem like a great topic to lead with. "And I'm afraid I've been a bit too busy to stay on top of the rumor mill. What have you been up to lately, Duchess?"

"Oh, you know, this and that," Or says, cryptically. "Hosting my tea group, of course, and refurnishing a wing of my estate for my human -"

"Your human?"

"My human lover, yes. They're very in vogue, you know," Or says. They aren't wrong - taking a human lover has become something of a trend in the past decade or so, though it's still a little subversive to let them live in Hell with you. Considering how many demons still think of humans as a snack, and all. "Camio has one too. She's very...spirited."

They don't sound like they like Camio's human very much, perhaps for obvious reasons. You decide to change the subject.

"Speaking of Camio, he sent me chocolates for inviting you along tonight."

"Did he?" Or laughs, high and genuinely amused. "That's very funny. I suppose he's glad to be staying at home. There was some unpleasantness between Eligos and Murmur at tea this week, and he knows as well as I do how much they love to escalate with one another."
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No. 927279 ID: c1eaac
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927279

"Eligos and Murmur are coming?" you ask, just to be sure.

"I'm sure they are. My cousin never misses a dinner party, and Murmur never misses an opportunity to be petty in public," Or says, with another laugh. "Hopefully they won't drag anyone else into their little pissing match, but that remains to be seen."

"Do you know who else will be there?" you ask. Might as well seize the opportunity to talk a little about the party itself, while you have time. "I've never been invited to one of Jasper's parties before."

"Well, it changes depending on who happens to have prior engagements, but I expect at least a few of the regulars will be there. Even though the invitations went out on such short notice," Or says. So you weren't the only person who got your invitation just this afternoon. Interesting. "Some of your siblings are usually there, at least Vetis or Shax, and my little group...I expect Foxglove will be there as well, they've been a bit enamored of Jasper as of late. Beyond that, who's to say?"

You catalog the information in your mind, nodding as Or speaks. Depending on which of your siblings are there, and who they're with, you might have more allies at the party than you thought. You'll have to keep an eye out for them.
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No. 927280 ID: c1eaac
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927280

You want to ask Or more, but the two of you are already through the gate of Jasper's estate and making your way up the front steps. A few other demons filter inside before you, and when you get to the door, you're surprised to find an angel in a servant's uniform holding it open for you.

"Welcome to Lord Abbadon's home," they say, in clumsy, yet fluent, demonic. "How shall I announce the two of you?"

"Prince Glasya-Labolas Hethson and Duchess Ornias Bathinson," Or says, taking charge immediately, perhaps sensing how tongue-tied you are. They sweep you along on their arm as the servant announces you to the main hall, a few demons looking curiously your way.

"That servant was an angel," you murmur, leaning close enough for them to hear you.

"All of Jasper's servants are," Or replies matter-of-factly. "Shall we get something to drink? You look like you need it."
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No. 927282 ID: b1b4f3

...does this mean Jasper's eating of angels is more of a consensual thing...?
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No. 927283 ID: 10c408

>>927282
Considering what we know and how Jasper manhandled Eae out of the room, I very much doubt that.

These guys are most likely part of the staff/subordinates of the angel ambassador that Abaddon somehow convinced to basically fund his all-you-can-eat-buffet.

And if true I wouldn't be surprised at all if they're disgusted with what's happening but can't cut loose and spill the beans for one reason or the other.
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No. 927286 ID: e8b8f8

maybe have like ONE drink, the last thing you want to do is get shitfaced at the party of a dude who may or may not want to kill you. also jasper is a weirdo, who knows if he's putting angel blood in the wine or something.

can we look around and take stock of who's here? are there any angels around?
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No. 927288 ID: 70df1e

>>927282
is jasper holding you at gunpoint and making you say this. legitimate question we WILL save you

also lets get us a drink. and get or a drink. i feel like we're going to need drinks before the party even gets started.
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No. 927305 ID: 10c408

>>927288
...It's way too fucking early to start acting on unproven assumptions. We JUST got here, dammit. We don't have enough information about Jasper's evidently entirely angelic staff to do anything that bold and reckless.

We should bid our time and collect as much information as possible on pretty much everything Jasper related as possible, including his staff.

And then we should wait for an opportune moment (or make one when not at this party!) to act on it.

And hopefully we'll be a helluva lot more subtle than the end of the last thread.

(not saying that chasing Jasper was the wrong move, but we were super obvious about chasing and evidently abandoning him to Eae.)

As for what to do...

Honestly, just mention to Ornias that after what they've personally told you about Jasper's parties, you are mostly sure the drinks are quite heavenly in nature and thus you will not partake.
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No. 927412 ID: e119f3

drinks sound fun but like we might need to be able to think clearly here
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No. 927413 ID: 7bc8ec

One Drink
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No. 927449 ID: c0641d

We're staying dry tonight. This is purely a social attendance, and there are safer places to indulge in gluttony.
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