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828311 No. 828311 ID: ed67d9

Disthread: https://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/112766.html
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No. 834667 ID: 100607

Tell her that you're also worried about Outissa, and that it would be very helpful to learn more about her. Ask her what kinds of things Outissa usually doesn't understand, because you sympathize with her about how people sometimes don't understand you.
No. 834668 ID: 314bcd

Any kind of very important things that you may know?
No. 834670 ID: 3740b1

Sticking with pink, even though the fact that she's calmed by her daughter's apparent memory issues is either unsettling or alarming depending whether she's calmed for her own sake or her daughter's.

Still, pink all the way.
No. 834679 ID: 3ce125

>forgets very important things
Press here.
No. 834686 ID: ed67d9
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Daughter forgets "very important things", but no emotional response to that? Strange. Very strange. Worth pushing.

YOU say, "What sorts of things does she forget? I bet it's pretty distressing to have to deal with that. I used to have frequent blackouts, and those scared me and my friends."

EURYDICE says, "Oh no! I am sorry to hear about your blackouts. It is good that you are better. No, my daughter did not blackout. She would just forget. Her name. My name. She even forgot that her father was dead."
No. 834688 ID: 3ce125

Looks like... she's interested in your blackouts(understandable), worried/sad that you're better but her daughter is not, and... yeah I'm not sure how to interpret that last one.

>She even forgot that her father was dead.
Push here. Heck, maybe ask how her father died.
No. 834689 ID: 3fb646

Fuck it, press the pink. "Her father? I can't say I know much about him."
No. 834702 ID: 3740b1

I'm curious about Outissa's father. Was Laertes representative of the reality? I'm opting to keep pushing her pink.

One possible explanation for some of her odd emotional connections is that she used to take advantage of her daughter's memory losses in some erotic way and was intrigued by your own blackouts and the opportunity they would represent yet saddened by your implication that they no longer occur. Maybe reading too much into it here, but this hasn't been a very healthy family thus far. Hell maybe she is even a transgendered Laertes. I rule nothing out.

Anyway, pink.
No. 834705 ID: 8cb228

Okay. So something is very weird here. Over and over, her emotional reaction to things she should, by all means, be really sad about is happy/aroused/amused.

I've a few hypotheses.
1.) She's flirting with you
2.) She's under observation and trying to get a secret message to you
3.) She, herself, is betraying something sinister (perhaps that she has done), and her emotional tone not matching up to her words is involved.

Don't let on that you think something is weird yet. Just try to ask your questions in such a way to give you more information about this, these are the comments that don't seem to 'fit'.
No. 834711 ID: 3ce125

It could be she just thinks Outissa messing up is funny.

Maybe we should loosen up about strange/suspicious emotional reactions to things. Noxans apparently think in unusual ways.
No. 834712 ID: 100607

Tell her that your blackouts are what caused you to meet Outissa, so they're not always bad. Make a joke about blacking out after sex.

Interesting theories. But you forgot to choose the topic to press on.
No. 834722 ID: be0718

I am feeling better. Does that scare you? Is that not according to plan, Khoros?
No. 834731 ID: ed67d9
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So, if Eurydice here says Outissa's father was abusive and horrible, then why is it so damned amusing that her daughter thinks their father is still around? Maybe if I ask more about his death, I can get this dame to spill, without me clueing her into me reading her like an open book.

YOU say, "Her father sounded like a real bastard; didn't deserve someone like you. How'd he die, anyway?"

EURYDICE's expression immediately turns sad. Her voice quavers, and she says, "He was worse than you could ever imagine. He pushed my son too far one day. The one good thing my son ever did was when he tore his father to bloody pieces. M-monsters, the both of them." Tears stream silently down her face, like twin rivers through black loam.
No. 834732 ID: be0718

Odd, I thought the son was the one in pieces. Is there some kind of Oedipal relationship going on here?
No. 834734 ID: c88e6d

She's fabricating. And she's a practiced liar. Pretend you're buying it, seduce her and move in for the kill when you've got her where you want her. By which I mean seduce her and then when she's gotten all horny you start the adversarial interrogation.
No. 834739 ID: 3ce125

Hmm. She's faking it? Are you sure you're able to read Noxans properly, Aubrey?

Offer her a tissue. Tell her that her son couldn't have been so bad from the start. Wasn't he good, once?
No. 834744 ID: 314bcd

Believe in what she says and comfort her right where you want her.
No. 834753 ID: 3740b1

Obviously she thinks she's a master manipulator, but your nose knows. Don't let her know that yet though. Ask what happened afterwards. Why were her children taken away? Why wouldn't she have retained custody of her daughter at least?
No. 834763 ID: 3fb646

She's good, but not good enough to beat your snoot and ears. Remark that her lovely voice betrays her tears.

Say Aubrey, how confident are you at defending yourself with your claws?
No. 834768 ID: ed67d9
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Your first reaction is to dismiss her tears as complete bullshit, but you hesitate, and instead you silently offer Eurydice a tissue from inside your coat. She uses it to dab away the tears.

EURYDICE says, "I am sorry for crying like that. Ha ha." She gives you a sheepish grin, still sniffling. "My body still betrays me. It still remembers the trauma from my daughter's father. Even when I try to disassociate. It does not always help. I... do not want you to feel sorry for me. I... do not want you to think I am trying to manipulate you.

"I have been alone for a long time. And now my daughter, the only person who cares about me might be... be gone. All I care is that she is safe here, with me. That is all that I want anymore."

"Please help me."
No. 834769 ID: 3ce125

Ah, that explains that. She was dissociating. Yes, you'll help her. (I guess pink can mean hope too?)
>my daughter, the only person who cares about me might be... be gone.
How did she find out Outissa was missing? That's why she came here today, right?
No. 834774 ID: a363ac

how does she want help?
No. 834775 ID: be0718

She's been tipped off her facade wasn't working, and hastily adjusted it. But it's too late, we've seen too much.
Who are you and what have you done with Eurydice and/or her daughter?
No. 834783 ID: 0983bf

Aubrey just told her a few minutes ago.
No. 834785 ID: 3ce125

Well I mean she said she thought Khoros had done something to her. I should have phrased that better- how about "What made you think Khoros has done something to her?"
No. 834786 ID: c88e6d

Alright, ask her why she knows.
No. 834795 ID: ed67d9

(Hey, guys! Remember to please include the PRESSURE POINT that you want to be pressured. This is technically a voting system!)
No. 834798 ID: 314bcd

Pressure about Outissa, the only person who cares about Eurydice.
No. 834801 ID: 3fb646

Her responses make more sense now. Hm. Pressure on pink. Tell her that you're helping her by doing your job. You need more information to do that though.
No. 834803 ID: be0718

That would mean blue, da ba dee da ba die.
No. 834812 ID: 100607

Help her. Sexually.
No. 834820 ID: 3740b1

Screw it, let's screw her. Keep on the pink now that it's back. Ask her if she wants you to help her get her mind off the trauma. She's all over the place and you need information.
No. 835600 ID: ed67d9
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She wants help, huh? Well... you can give her "help." Press her pink, as it were. It smells to you like she's getting turned on - booze in small amounts can be a wonderful lubricant.

You take a quick assessment of her before going further, however. Your ears swivel, snoot snuffles, and you determine the dame's feeling the warm glow of the bourbon, but not actually impaired. That's good.

YOU say, "Hey. Wanna take this conversation to the bed? I can't take away the lonely, but I can keep you company for the night. And by 'keep you company' I mean 'sex' and by 'the night' I mean 'until you can't walk right.'"

EURYDICE says, "Yes."
No. 835603 ID: a363ac

skip to after boring MILF sex.
No. 835607 ID: 2fe26a

Fade to black and take your nose suppressant again to recuperate faster from boring MILF sex.
No. 835610 ID: 3ce125

Aubrey aren't you supposed to be investigating
No. 835611 ID: 91ee5f

I hope Outissa and/or Beatrix don't mind if we borrow their bed!

>Skip the sex.
Isn't that the whole point of romancing her? Why would you want to skip the reward for successfully romancing her?
No. 835612 ID: ed67d9
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Alright! Skipped.
No. 835615 ID: ed67d9
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You are Amaranth.

Well. That was an interesting diversion. You feel bad for keeping the suggesters waiting, and hope they have been behaving.
No. 835616 ID: 3ce125

Not really. We got Aubrey to fuck Outissa's mother so she's gotten distracted from her task.
No. 835617 ID: a363ac

we got Aubry another sex. so fairly productive.
No. 835620 ID: 100607

Amaranth! The suggesters are... skipping sex! Isn't that a crime?!

Fuck that, social mode with Amaranth START!
No. 835622 ID: a363ac

It's only a crime of the heart. <|3
No. 835632 ID: 91ee5f

So what did you and that Tozol do in there? Did you kiss?
No. 835633 ID: c88e6d

Check out Punch Drunk Quest if you wanna know. Meanwhile, Amaranth, quick! It's absolutely vital that you figure out where the attack originated!

Wait, I have a better idea, let's just dump the Tozol some place while she's asleep and cause chaos when she wakes up. Then we can find the gaslighter more easily as they'll be tempted to act while everyone's distracted.
No. 835635 ID: 91ee5f

>Check out Punch Drunk Quest if you wanna know.
But it hasn't been updated yet, so even if I go there right now, I'm still not gonna know what they did yet! That's why I'm asking Amaranth right now!
No. 835647 ID: ed67d9
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>Fuck that, social mode with Amaranth START!

You are very confused by what is going on right now. Not having your fifth wall is extremely concerning.

Says AMARANTH, What? Absent Aubrey-so-attentive. Relies Social Mode entirely on her. Acting strange suggesters. Attended Amaranth to b̛usìǹ̷͡ess yes. Not important.

...Mother-of-Outissa? Tell more, you will to Amaranth-so-diligent.

No. 835648 ID: be0718

Never. You'll only get pink from us.
No. 835650 ID: c88e6d

Please stop sexually harassing Amaranth. That's her shtick. Also I'd press Orange. Amaranth, please hurry before this social minigame gets out of hand.
No. 835654 ID: 3ce125

Ok, let me summarize things:

A motherly Noxan showed up at the door while Aubrey was there, said she was worried Khoros had done something to Outissa and that she was out of touch with her daughter. Aubrey used her senses and concluded that the woman was, without a doubt, Outissa's mother. Curiously, she implied Khoros was not his original name. I guess she named him.

She said her name was Eurydice, that she had fallen out of touch with her children, and seemed... amused or happy? that Outissa was having memory problems and had a tendency of getting taken advantage of. She explained that Outissa/Khoros' father drove her away from her children, she was angry that Khoros became a monster like his father, and that the only good thing he did was tear his father to pieces. Aubrey poked at some unusually calm emotional responses until Eurydice explained she dissociates to deal with trauma, specifically the trauma related to Outissa's father. Maybe she was happy that Outissa just forgets things, because she can't. She said all she wants now is for her daughter to be safe here, with her. I guess she wants to stay in Station now, instead of wherever she was before. Then she asked for help and Aubrey propositioned her and she said yes.

We didn't find out why she showed up all of a sudden-- was she keeping tabs on Outissa from a distance, maybe, and noticed something was wrong?
No. 835656 ID: 91ee5f

>...Mother-of-Outissa? Tell more, you will to Amaranth-so-diligent.
She came by the apartment while Aubrey was looking for clues. They talked for a bit and then Aubrey convinced Eurydice to get in bed and have sex.

That's pretty much what happened.
No. 835669 ID: ed67d9
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No. No. You feel dread, creeping over you like the morning rays of the hateful sun, building with each step you take.

If what you fear is true, then you might not even have enough time.

As if in response to your urgency, you come up to the massive structure of the Station Archives. You force yourself to walk with your usual, carefree pace, however. You might still have a chance.

You might still be okay.

It all boils down to two questions:

1. What exactly did Eurydice say the panel that she introduced herself?

2. Do tozols possess any sort of ability to affect reality?
No. 835673 ID: c2051e

"Hello? Is this the apartment that belongs to my daughter? I worry about her. I am her mother and I am very concerned for her. I worry that her brother... Khoros? I think he goes by Khoros now. I worry that her brother Khoros has done something to her. Are you her friend? Is my daughter here? Can I speak with her?"

Tozols are capable of manipulating reality via their hands and other such appendages. They strongly resist any form of magic, approaching immunity, however.
No. 835674 ID: 3ce125

1. "Call me... Eurydice."
2. Tozols are like reality anchors, actually. Magic or teleportative shit doesn't work on them directly unless they want it to. They can still be affected indirectly by that kind of thing, though, like an object thrown via magic will still hurt a Tozol.
No. 835676 ID: 3abd97

>1. What exactly did Eurydice say the panel that she introduced herself?
This is the song that never ends
It just goes on and on my friends
Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was
And they'll continue singing it forever just because
This is the song that never ends...
No. 835678 ID: 3ce125

That Tozol you met was complaining about having really really shitty luck, by the way. Bad things kept happening to her, she said she thought Station hated her, or she was a karma dump, or something.
No. 835685 ID: 91ee5f

>What exactly did Eurydice say the panel that she introduced herself?
That depends on what you mean by introduce herself. Do you mean when she said she was Outissa's mom: >>833661 , or do you mean when she first said her name: >>834507 ?

>Do tozols possess any sort of ability to affect reality?
That's a good question! I don't have an answer, but maybe one of the other voices will?
No. 835690 ID: ed67d9
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>I am her mother and I am very concerned for her.


It was a distraction. SHE was a distraction, but why—

>Tozols are like reality anchors, actually.
>reality anchors, actually
>reality anchors

For the first time in untold, countless millenia; Amaranth, the Black Goddess of Chaos, the Grinning One, the Tempest's Joy, She-Who-Walks-Through-Darkness...

...feels fear.

You run now, but it is indeed too late. The Archives don't draw any nearer.
No. 835691 ID: be0718

At last, Kyeva has her vengeance upon Station!
No. 835692 ID: a363ac

Hmm... we seem to be of no use to you we must go to someone else now and you must trust in others. Rest for now you have earned it.
No. 835693 ID: 600f38

Tozols create a bubble of enforced reality around them. It's short range, so if you run in 3-space you should be able to escape it quickly.
No. 835694 ID: ed67d9
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You should have taken care of your fifth wall immediately. But you didn't. You were reckless. You were careless. And now that carelessness will be your undoing.

You've always thought of yourself as immortal, untouchable. After all, what can possibly harm a being who is able to shift from 'verse to 'verse at a whim? A being that is made up of the very stuff between realities?

The answer is: a reality anchor.

Normally, exercising your powers in the presence of such an anchor would be fine. Your fifth wall would have protected you. But that moment of contact with an anchor
caused a bit of you to tear. To unravel.

Dissolution is to be your price for your arrogance.
No. 835695 ID: c2051e

Well, was nice knowing you. Any particular way you want to die? Although I recommend gathering your thoughts and checking whether there's any way to fix the situation.
No. 835697 ID: 600f38

That seems unpleasant. How about we break the 6th wall and fix this.
Here, have a fresh start. Loading a checkpoint for you.
No. 835699 ID: be0718

Godmodding. Classy.
No. 835701 ID: 600f38

Shhhh... If we convince the author it works then it works. You need to understand CHIM, and the WAAAAGH of the world.
No. 835703 ID: a363ac

well if it works it works! I Beaver in Amaranths. I Beaver in Amaranths. I Beaver in Amaranths. I Beaver in Amaranths.
No. 835704 ID: 314bcd


Supporting God-mod.
No. 835706 ID: a363ac

Amaranth if you can't live in your current form then you must become something else. Time to become a Noxan.
No. 835707 ID: 3740b1


Eff you protestants for getting in while I was busy! Ah well, another lost scene, another series of wasted suggestions. At least Aubrey got some. Boring ass futher mockers.
No. 835710 ID: 3740b1

Wait, Amaranth is unraveling. What is this shit? Stop doing this. I'm on day 2 of a 3? Day bender and i know thats a terrible idea. Surely your millenia of existence have give you some out from this situation. You're not going to lose to some uppity Noxan with the power to be many shadow spider bug things? Try harder.


Then again, I did swear, way back. So, okay, go ahead. Dissolve. Unravel.
They'll be better without you. You failed. So accept it. And. Just. Rest.
No. 835722 ID: ed67d9
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>Clever ideas

Many ideas run through your mind and... yes. YES. You can't restart or reload - this is not a game - but you CAN still hop elsewhere.

You are not going down without a fight. And at the very least, you will ensure that Station doesn't get taken down along with you.

You think of somewhere far away. A 'verse where you don't have to worry. A dead 'verse.

...you have the perfect place.


No. 835724 ID: ed67d9
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No. 835725 ID: ed67d9

This thread will NOT be closing yet, so feel free to talk here still!
No. 835731 ID: c88e6d

Alright, so that's good news. Let's go set Laertes on fire!

....Shit, we're out of people to be. Uhm....

/sudo StationRoot
No. 835732 ID: be0718

Let's go be that tozol some more, she was interesting. Plus she killed Ammy, so that means she's even more powerful.
No. 835736 ID: c88e6d

Tozols are INERT and DURABLE. Their physical power isn't that special.
No. 835739 ID: 600f38

You know, if we purge PunchDrunkQuest from the records then Ammy never touched a Tozol.

Not that touching a Tozol would do that, since their ability is just blocking Warp from being able to touch them, but reality is apparently an opinion.
No. 835770 ID: 3687d9
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>i can help
>do not try to "be" me or my sister right now
>it is not safe
>mother must not find out where i am
>do not trust my mother
>she is distracted
>she cannot gaslight while she is distracted
>tell me everything you can
>before she returns
>you do not have much time
No. 835776 ID: c88e6d

Amaranth has been obliterated. Outissa's mother tricked her into contacting something that caused her to vanish into oblivion. Laertes has captured Outissa and Beatrix in somewhere resembling Alpha Complex. Aubrey is busy distracting Outissa's mother and doesn't know anything. Please find Outissa and help her.
No. 835783 ID: 3ce125

Hey, we can't be sure that was Laertes. Remember, XQ was, overall, a work of fiction, and has been compromised by a gaslighter. Any information we have from XQ could be wrong, even Laertes' basic appearance. Better to throw it all out, really. What we DO know is that Outissa's mother is not a good person. She somehow planned out the scenario that led to Amaranth's death. She has likely lied to us via Aubrey and was definitely being manipulative. Amaranth felt that Khoros was not a threat, though, so I agree with talking to him as if he's an ally.

The abductor did look like an adult Noxan wearing a green mask, and spoke in a similar way to the "Laertes" we saw in XQ. Outissa and Beatrix were using a class change orb and an unknown method of travel to get to TYDALOK. Outissa seemed to arrive there but soon got pulled out by Beatrix waking her up, at which point they were contacted by a voice over an intercom and presented with the XQ and ANL doors. Outissa picked the XQ door because the voice said to, and the man with the mask was behind it.

Khoros, how are you nowadays? How can we protect Aubrey from your mother? Would physical violence work? Might be hard to get a suggestion like that through if your mother has the ability to edit our posts. ...also I guess Station would protect her anyways.
No. 835786 ID: ed67d9
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>Outissa and her friend are safe with me.
>What is this "green mask" you speak of?
>I do not recognize that name that you mentioned.
No. 835787 ID: ed67d9
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>"Laertes." Who is that?
No. 835790 ID: 3ce125

He's some Noxan with power over names. I think that's all we really know about him for sure, since Amaranth at least confirmed that. I'll spare you any misinformation we've been fed via XQ, as it might upset you. Suffice it to say he was the antagonist.
It seems obvious now that your mother wants us to think you and Laertes were the same person somehow, but we now know that Noxans only have ONE power so that's impossible. What is your mother's power, exactly?
No. 835791 ID: 100607

>Hello Khoros.
>With Amaranth gone, you're now free to roam.
>Time is on your side.
>Laertes may be Eurydice's doing
No. 835794 ID: 100607

> >>835790 >Noxans only have ONE power
Where does it say that?
No. 835795 ID: 094652

An asshole. The cloaca, in particular.

He demands control over TGChan. This annoys us.
No. 835798 ID: c88e6d

Laertes is a male Noxan wearing a green mask. He may be a fabrication of Eurydice altering perceptions of events.
No. 835805 ID: 91ee5f

>"Laertes." Who is that?
That's supposedly the name of your and Outissa's father.
No. 835813 ID: 2120ee

Mostly irrelevant. Not like there's ever a clear answer to anything. Chances are just as good that telling you would lead to disastrous false assumptions as any kind of actionable intelligence. Frankly, if you don't know, it doesn't matter.
No. 835816 ID: a363ac

likely Eudyce
No. 835836 ID: 7247e1
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>many answers

>this information will be of much use
>thank you
>i regret that i cannot tell you my mother's power, for i am bound not to. It is truly a CONUNDRUM

>Those who shout the loudest impose their will
>Seek no more for hollow answers
>Gaining momentum
>In greatness take all in your stride
>Quell the rage that deeply seethes
>I'm leaving ground, stepping into a new world
>The strength I need to feel, the pride inside of me
>Disconnected but not alone
>My recollections once clear and pure
>Staring at an endless sky?
>Every storm must soon give away.
>With heart and mind closed and divided
>Precious lies, words that we say to ease our minds,
>Where mortals dare their destiny
>That I've become the anathema of my soul
>Left to search, left seeking out for a part of us that is no longer there.
No. 835840 ID: 0d45a9

The titles of the songs Khoros is using lines from spell out: "Names Are Her Power"
No. 835841 ID: 2120ee

Wow, Khoros is a tattletale. I'm telling your mum!
No. 835842 ID: c88e6d

Try it 2120ee.
Let's all work together on this. We need solutions, not problems.
No. 835856 ID: 3ce125

What does that have to do with gaslighting?
No. 835875 ID: 100607

So, someone else is doing the gaslighting. I wonder who that could be.
No. 836115 ID: 3fb646

What are we to you? What power do we hold?
No. 836501 ID: ed67d9

NEW THREAD UP! https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/836498.html
No. 836504 ID: 3ce125

I suspect she controlled one of the admins. So she's indirectly gaslighting.
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