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914273 No. 914273 ID: ca1cab

Bored. Bored. Bored. Gods Across how can anything be this dull? Had I known I'd be doing so much nothing, I'd never have agreed to this.

And now you're here. The voices Veni kept yammering on about? The ones that told him to plow that Tsang princess?


He told me if I touched his blue rock I'd feel you in the back of my skull one day. I chalked it up to all the Vrot he drank that night. And yet here you are. What are you doing here? How's Veni?

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No. 932469 ID: 482fee
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932469

No, you were right. She got out of the building before Kells even reached the bottom. Hells below she's just as bouncy as the beginning, and I'm not talking about that bosom. I wasn't staring.

Oh and apparently the city is real quiet. Like the quietest I've ever heard. No one responds when I call, just total silence. This shit is so surreal.


:kell2:"Oi Iagn, I got'er!

:iagn2:"No you don't Kells, that crazy girl nearly killed me."


:kell2:"Yeah but I can fight lots better than ya.":angribunni:"C'mere ya bampot!"

That damn Daoine rage is going to get the boy killed. Hey are you there? Gimmie strategies! Make it good this time.

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No. 932471 ID: 10c408

Honestly? You've got the advantage in reach and... not a whole lot else, unfortunately. Your best bet is to try and clip her with the blade as she lands, preferably at the exact edge of your blade's reach.

And no shorter than this, if she gets on the ground then she'll be under or around your blade in an instant and that's game set match.

Of course I'm assume she's landing on our side of the waist-high obstacle and not the other... In which case, well, if you can jab at her from your side that might work but clambering over it might get you killed.
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No. 932475 ID: e3e99e

>>932469
[Increase gravity on her to 6x normal]
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No. 932476 ID: 77ae2c

>>932469
Tackle her while she's distracted by Kells, and then both of you disarm her. We are trying to keep things nonlethal.

>>932475
I don't think we can warp reality that much around a stranger. So far we've only been able to really crazy stuff with people who touched us.
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No. 932530 ID: 5da03e

Her extreme athleticism indicates she is either using, or the benefactor of, sorcery. We can affect that. We should turn off her boosts. That should give you an opening, I think.
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No. 932535 ID: 22d3a4

Throw your sword at her while she's in midair and can't dodge.
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No. 932593 ID: 094652

Guys, we're casting with causality. We need to use small effects with drastic consequences.

[Cause minor nuclear meltdown in assassin's eye]
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No. 932617 ID: 482fee
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932617

Yeah half that sounds crazy. I am not throwing my sword, and she is moving too damn fast more me to swing at her, even when jumping. I dunno what a nuclear meltdown is but that sounds like something that's lethal. None of that! Screw it all, I'm tackling! If I can push her down to the boat, I can knock her senseless enough to disarm and tie her up! Be ready to do that thing you said about making her slow as soon as I grab her!

:iagn2:"Kells! Turn her to my side!"

:kell2:"Ifn ye gun do somethin; best do it quick! She's like a quicksilver roach!"
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No. 932618 ID: 482fee
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932618

:iagn2:"Now dammit! Now!"
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No. 932624 ID: 094652

[Induce coma in assassin]
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No. 932640 ID: 10c408

[Disable leadfoot powers]
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No. 932659 ID: e5aa7a

Can you whack her on the head with the flat of your blade?
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No. 932667 ID: 5da03e

>>932640
[Disable her powers]
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No. 932668 ID: ecd116

after non lethally knocking out and/or disabling the hostile, is it possible for us to scan her thoughts or mind like how we are talking to you? if not see if you can find a way to get info out of her, without accidentally killing her of course for she is more useful to us alive then dead. it she expire somehow we can always talk to her ghost but otherwise i personality rather keep that as a last resort if possible.
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No. 932801 ID: e3e99e

>>932618
[Disable her powers]

...

[Switch to controlling her]
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No. 932901 ID: 482fee
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932901

The hells are you doing?! That's not what we agreed on!

TOO MANY INJECTIONS UNACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE UNACCEPTABLE

:iagn2:"Ow! Why is everything burning?! OW! OW! OW GODS THAT HURTS!"
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No. 932902 ID: 482fee
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932902


Ach ka...the hells happened. What did you do? Why am I still alive? Where's my sword? Where's the girl?

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No. 932903 ID: 482fee
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932903

Aw...piss

:kell2:"Iagn! Iagn! We gotta go now!"

:iagn2:"Gods...don't tell me there's more."

:kell2:"Nae! Well. I mean. Maybe. The sentinels be comin. They talkin' all kinds o things involvin' us supposin tae be dead an tae finish some job."

:iagn2:"...the hells are you talking about?"

:kell2:"The sentinels! Guards? Soldiers? The ones a-comin down 'ere tae see wot pasty-ponce jus' murder three o' their kin?. Ye think me ears is just fer show?"

:iagn2:"What? But I didn't even kill the third one. The other two were in defense."

:kell2:"I dinnae think they be carin'"

I'm starting to see why Veni doesn't like you. Does shit like this happen everywhere you go?
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No. 932905 ID: 4854ef

Well the other option was for you and him to be dead. So you can dislike us, but we'll keep ya alive!.. Time to move though!
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No. 932906 ID: 9856a5

>Does shit like this happen everywhere you go?

Yes, but it's only our fault half the time. You got more important stuff to worry about! You're on a boat. Steal it and sail out of there. You get a boat out of the deal and keep the corpse for us to examine.
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No. 932909 ID: e3e99e

>>932903
While we ARE harbingers of misfortune, we it's generally because we show up when terrible things are about to happen anyway, and then we make things less terrible.

Grab her corpse and run. We need to see what we can do with it.
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No. 932910 ID: c7f906

Why yes, our charges do survive battles and assassination attempts. You're welcome.
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No. 932915 ID: 10c408

Honestly, the fallout is much more personal and alot more localized when we intervene than if we didn't.

And if you disagree, you might as well impale yourself now because we've ensured your survival, more or less.

Now steal the boat and flee or leg it on foot.
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No. 933154 ID: 482fee
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933154

:iagn2:"Right! Kells! You got experience with these boats, we're stealing this one! Lift anchor and do all the other stuff these tufta do to set sail!"

:kell2:"These not got no sails ye daft prick! An' it handles like a full tub!"

:iagn2:"Don't care! Get us out!"
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No. 933155 ID: 482fee
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933155

:kell2:"Well thass it then. We cannae go back. The river'll take us to th'fort in a coupl'a days. Dun even need tae steer. Those gits is good at makin' boats that follow the stream on their own."

:iagn2:"No chance they'll chase us?"

:kell2:"Nae, they'd need another boat an' thass not coming for anuther week. I been workin them docks for a while, I remember their whole schedule."

Well good. Now I can focus on important things. Like seeing if the assassin's clothes fit. I am freezing. Damn, this has a hole in it.
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No. 933175 ID: e3e99e

>>933155
Ok, now, pull your sword out of the assassin, and make skin-to-skin contact with them.
We're going to see what we can do with her.
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No. 933411 ID: 482fee
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933411

Oh right and the girl. You wanna do your thing...whoa.

:iagn2:"Oh girl, oh girl what happened to you? Strength, bone-restructuring, vocal sealant, pain nullification."

:kell2:"Wotsit all mean?"

:iagn2:"It means I was fighting a corpse this whole time. If this girl wasn't dead when these glyphs were getting carved into her, she most certainly was by the time they were done. Hell the only reason she died again was because my lucky stab destroyed a keystone glyph holding this mess together."

:kell2:"Holy's mercy...this typical Rezan fare?"

:iagn2:"No, most karvers can manage one glyph per body, adding extra glyhs is much harder with each new glyph. Whoever did this has a lot of power, and knowledge of glyphs that extends beyond most users. I don't think anyone in Makag can do this. "
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No. 933420 ID: 86eb65

Stick your hand on her! We want to attempt to eat all those glyph's and learn how they work.

Plus maybe we can get some glimpses of her past?
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No. 933424 ID: e3e99e

>>933411
[Revive dead]
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No. 933435 ID: 094652

>>933424
Too far AND behind a locked vault.

[Copy Rune Signature]
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No. 933467 ID: e3e99e

>>933435
She is literally right there. We have a local nexus for exerting our power, so dragging her back far enough to converse with her is within our power.
Ideally we would be forcing her body into a not-dead state, but we don't know how much damage was incurred.
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No. 933922 ID: 482fee
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933922

Alright if you think I can get anything from this. So what do I do? Just grab her face and...why is there sparks?

ANATHEMA

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No. 933923 ID: 482fee
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933923

:iagn2:"Oh no. Oh gods dammit not agAAAAUGH! I'M ON FIRE AGAIN! WHY AM I ON FIRE AGAIN?!"
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No. 933932 ID: 094652

Roll over
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No. 933935 ID: 8d4593

Hey man. Get back in the water yo.

It's not that bad anyway. Now we can conflagerate our friends at will.
It's a good thing.
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No. 933944 ID: e3e99e

>>933923
Well, shit.
Believe it or not, being on fire was worth it.
The karver here? They're from outside of reality. You're up against eldritch forces.

Anyway, the corpse is floating in mid air. You need to douse that fire and prepare.
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No. 934198 ID: 482fee
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934198

No, no, I'm fine. We're fine. The body isn't rising. I just got a...I don't know what to call that. The fire doesn't even burn, it just hurt a lot.

:kell2:"Ye alright? Wot was tha?"

:iagn2:"Damned if I know. I was trying to figure out who put those marks on her."

:kell2:"Rezans can do tha by touch?"

:iagn2:"I...y-yes. That's how. Also are you wearing her barrette? That's going to get you all sorts of odd looks."

:kell2:"It holds long hair, an' I got long hair."
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No. 934199 ID: 482fee
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934199

:kellblush:"...sides, I thought it might give ye somethin' tae grab when we...y'know. Do that thing wot we was doin' a'fore all this killin..."

:iagn2:"You mean to tell me you want to have a go again? Now? We are next to a body and that's what you're thinking about?"

:kell2:"Well this boat be followin' the river. Don't need to steer it. An' it's at least two days ride a'fore we make the fort. Nothin' much tae do besides...f-foolin' around. Also I'm Daoine."

:iagn2:""I'm Daoine."? The hells does that have anything to do with it?"

:kellblush:"We have erm...deep appetites?"
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No. 934212 ID: 679a6d

...Are you really going to complain about how eager he is?
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No. 934256 ID: 10c408

Whatever you do, don't mock him about this. Not even a snide/cynical "Oh, I didn't notice at all during the last few hours"

Search the boat for supplies/location suitable for fucking and then get on with it.
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No. 934265 ID: c49ece

Satisfy your boyfriend you reprobate!

Should probably give the girl a funeral at sea first. We'll report our findings.
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No. 934299 ID: 094652

Play the bunny pipe, we're going back to Gyoji.
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No. 934370 ID: 5da03e

You all think that maybe we have overdone it and now can't do too much mucking around with reality? Maybe we should stick to normal advice for awhile.

My totally normal advice is to put the body on ice or preserve it as best you can. Failing that, copy the runes as best you can and a diagram of where they were located on the body.

Skinning the body would work.

Anyway it's evidence and your best lead, once you get it to an expert.
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No. 934371 ID: 5da03e

Also take the corpse's pants. Corpses don't need pants and you will.
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No. 934513 ID: 482fee
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934513

Good gods I've created a monster and you're helping him

First extra over. I'm thinking of making more side character stories like this. Hopefully my schedule won't screw me up too bad. Question is if you guys would like this or prefer I stick to the main stories.

Also bonus ending: Lewd or Safe?

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No. 934515 ID: 465a14

>>934513
More stuff like this would be fun. And go for max lewd.
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No. 934519 ID: 788157

>>934513
activate lewd, need to witness this monster and turnabout amuses me.
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No. 934534 ID: 4854ef

Having side stories is quite fun! Characterful stories is what we're all about.

Also maximum lewdage.
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No. 934743 ID: 482fee
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934743

And lewds it is! I'll still make a comfy, but I might post it later...somewhere else once I decide where to do it.
Achievement: Hippity Hoppity

:kellhegao:"Harder! Harder damn ye! Make it huuuuurt!"

New Quest coming up later today. It's back in space.
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No. 934777 ID: 482fee

New Chapter head on over
https://tgchan.org/kusaba/quest/res/934774.html
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