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You are Johann Fol, a human student who had recently lost his foster dad and was forced to transfer to Garsis academy in the elven city state of Cairth under the protection of a new guardian: Miss Yuni in Gladefall Dorm, Tenfaro Street.

Under strange circumstances, you happened upon a mysterious parallel world known as the Moonworld, filled with strange creatures known as shadows thriving in a hellish post-apocalyptic landscape. It's up to you to purge sin out of Cairth as part of your agreement with the malicious entity, Ruin in Form.

An attempt on Miss Stag's life, a giant monster slayed in a blizzard, and a confused dryad had his fate decided by you. Oh, and a golden mask from a very secretive fan club.

What a sublime week you are having so far.

Archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Moonless

Also, a reminder. I am not the QM, the QM is snail. I merely post the thread due to snail being image range banned.

Welcome back to Cairth
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Thank you OP, we will begin shortly
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95/122 TIME

"W-where... am I?" The Masked dryad was still adjusting to his new hellish environment and boy , he didn't take it well at all. You can't say you didn't expect this.

Maq was somewhat amused by the sheer terror in his eyes while Kaz remained neutral, focusing on any wandering shadow who decided to end their life too soon.

>Say something to Veishu [Specify]
>Give the Big Explain about everything and everyone
>Say something to your fellow hunters [Specify]
>Write in!
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>>4985241
>>Give the Big Explain about everything and everyone
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>>4985405
+1

Wel come to the Moonlit Hunters
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>>4985405
>>4985595

It took you a while to bring Veishu up to date on everything. Your friends watched him carefully as he absorbed all that info in one long setting.

"I-i don't know what to say..." The dryad was still terrified "To think, my visions would bring me to another world. This is the great ruin I was after all these years."

Veishu addressed the whole team in a softer tone " There is so much pain and discord among you...so much wrong to right. Kazeyrl , I may not understand your full suffering but that doesn't bring you the right to snuff out another soul. You have committed a horrible, horrible sin."

"Given the circumstances, we had no other choice." He casually replied.

"There is *always* a choice. My teachings can't allow me to 'collaborate' with grave sinners..." He lowered his voice, almost as if he is afraid of verbal retribution.

"This is fine, we don't need you anyways." Maq spat more bile at Veishu who had more words in stock for her.

"Maq, or should I say Mouten, you are always on the offensive because you are insecure about your nature, your past and your sins. I don't know whether you had snuffed the life of poor Maquine or not , however, you must set yourself on a path of redemption for all the sins you have committed. I pity you."

"And I will cut you to pieces if you don't shut it!" She already drew her katana.

"Whoa whoa, hey, hey!" You stood between her and Veishu "Cool it , Maq!"

The Dryad didn't show fear surprisingly enough while Maq had begrudgingly lowered her weapon " Just send him home, already."

You ignored Maq for a sec, asking Veishu a very important question " So what do you think? Wanna join us to stop Ruin? The world is at stake here."

"Yes, It my duty." He paused for second, eyes hovering over your agitated crew " On two conditions: We mustn't harm any soul... these 'Shadows' are conjurations of the mind so they are exempt from this rule. Kazeyrl and Mouten must redeem themselves to cleanse their tainted souls...at least for Kaz. Does conjurations have a soul?"

>That's the main plan, yeah.
>Guys? What do you think?
>No promises, man. Things can get outta hand real quick around here.
>On second thought, I don't think we need another whiny hunter.
>Write in!
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>>4985655
*do conjurations
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>>4985655
>>Guys? What do you think?
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>>4985700

" These are ... acceptable terms. " Kaz showed mild discomfort while Maq gave you a quick nod. She didn't like him one bit , you will have to fix that atitude later.

" Alright! Welcome to the team, high five!" He gave a very gentle tap instead. To this day, you don't understand why Veishu is incapable of doing something so simple and trivial.

" This... persona you speak about it, how do I evoke it?" asked Veishu.

"Eeeeh, I dunno?" You shrugged, scratching your head.

"It is triggered by physical or emotional duress, I presume. It is your true self after all." Kaz had a good point. That's gotta be it.

"Johann could break your veil , forcing you to summon your persona." A devious suggestion from Maq.

"So I am of little use to you right now. A burden without my persona."

"Nah, we got your covered. Take your time, my man." You reassured him " Just tag along with us and don't think about it too much."

To be frank, this is quite reckless. Breaking his Veil could yield better and faster results... do you really wanna harm Veishu in the process?

>Moonout , Fun time is over.
>Go to ??? [ 27 TIME ]
>Break Veishu's Veil
>Go to somewhere else [Specify]
>Explore the Moonlands [???]
>Write in!
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>>4985763
>>Go to somewhere else [Darr Ramell]

We should probably talk to Maq's sis
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>>4985770
77/122 TIME

Veishu certainly didn't take teleportation so well resulting in a torrent of puke on Paloa's illusionary (yet still pretty much scorching ) sand. The dryad almost threw up on Kaz who stepped away just in time.

"S-sorry, This is-BLAGH!" Oof, another wave. His misery had brought the attention of Maq's silver brother.

"Another addition to your group, is he fit for the tasks ahead?" His silver shined brightly for some reason as he circled around you.

"Meh, we'll see."
>MOONOUT
>Select another RP to teleport to [Will cost TIME]
>Ask Paloa for his special scouting services [Will cost Makka]
>Ask Paloa a question [Specify!]
>Explore Darr-Ramel [-?? TIME]
>Write!
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>>4987041
>Ask Paloa for his special scouting services [Will cost Makka]
Wanna see what he has in store for us
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>>4987100
+++++++++ Paloa
-200 Makka
1947 Makka

" Thank you for you contribution." Paloa stashed his prized Makka in his weird lantern before getting to work. His loose body had morphed into an ever-changing map. True to his word, he was scouring for new locations stopping his search at a peculiar one.

"Very interesting." He returned back to normal with an intriguing look on his face.

"Come on dude, tell us!" The suspense is killing you.

" I have found an elevator that leads to nowhere and everywhere." He declared " The Moris , it is called."

"What is so weird about it? Sounds like your average crazy moonland spot."

"It has your names engraved on the door. Any shadow foolish enough to investigate is instantly reduced to dust." Oh shit.

"It is an invitation we can not ignore." Kaz added, slightly content with this exclusivity.

"Certainly not with this dead-weight around." Maq just had to twist her verbal dagger in Veishu's back who remained silent to avoid conflict.

New Location Discovered: The Moris!

>MOONOUT
>Select another RP to teleport to [Will cost TIME]
>Ask Paloa a question [Specify!]
>Explore Darr-Ramel [-?? TIME]
>Write!
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>>4987126
>Maq, settle down
>Go see Maq¡s sister
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>>4987128
50/122 TIME

You thanked Paloa before leaving.

Onto Laedras!

...if you knew where she was. Maq should know where she is.

"LAEDRAS!" You didn't expect her help to be simply just screaming. "I KNOW YOU ARE WATCHING US."

A booming sigh vibrated in the skies, you don't know how this had happened but you suddenly became aware of Laedras' pocket dimension.

And the world shifted.

New Location discovered : Termina

__________________________

You will never get used to how trippy this place is, cogs floating about in the seemingly infinite stretch of brilliant stars, standing on nothing. The vista stunned the masked dryad for a good spell.

"You didn't have to shout, girl. My ears are sensitive." Laedras manifested behind Maq who not-so-gently shoved her aside.

"Good job on killing that manchild. He had it coming, shouldn't have leeched from Ol' Lae-Lae."

"Oh, Almost forgot..." Her ghastly visage had vanished for a second only to reappear behind Veishu.

"Well helloooo, cutie~" Her ethereal tongue almost burrowed in Veishu's right ear. That didn't stop her from trying to caress his hair, her fingers simply went through his flesh sending a horrible shiver down the dryad's spine.

"Mooty, you sure bring a lot of boys here. Chubby, toned and now oooh, how to describe this eye candy? Are you trying to tease me? Because it is working and I don't like it!"

"It is not my choice, you already knew that." Oh yeah, Maq makes sure everyone knows her opinion.

"Ugh,"Laedras rolled her eyes. "You are no fun. I guess you want your bond, reward blah blah. I will give you that shorty.... after a bit of training."

"Wuh?" Do people just never want things to be simple!?

"This cutie will shit his pants when facing a real shadow without his persona. I can speed up the process with some," She coughs. "special training. It'll be SOLO so no interruptions. You can watch though. Actually no... no watching. It'll spoil the fun."

"Pardon my curiosity," Kaz stepped in. "What manner of training my friend will go through?"

"Nuh-uh-uuuh." She shook her finger. "It's a secret. Gotta trust me on this one, twinky."

"I don't know..." Veishu was in doubt, her flirty attitude not putting his mind at ease.

Looks like you'll have to to make a choice on Veishu's behalf.

>Hey Laedras, watch this! [Break Veishu's Veil]
>Come on Veishu, you can do it! [Continue as Veishu, 40 TIME]
>Come on Veishu, you can do it! [Wait for Veishu to finish his training, 40 TIME]
>It will come out naturally, we just need the good stuff.
>Write in!
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>>4987210
>>Come on Veishu, you can do it! [Continue as Veishu, 40 TIME]

You can do it plant boy
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>>4987227
+1
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>>4987210
>Come on Veishu, you can do it! [Continue as Veishu, 40 TIME]
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>>4987227
>>4988235
>>4988297

You hope he is up to the task, that lady doesn't mess around by the looks of it. A great paling had surrounded them both forming an obscure blackish dome. There is nothing to do now but to wait.

________________________________

You recited a prayer to steel your heart as the world around you was reduced to a small arena in the great void decorated by more floating cogs. This soulless conjuration whisked around you with a fiendish grin on her face.

"Aaah, I truly missed that feeling , peachy." She tried to smack your rear but her hands phased through your body "Right, gotta 'change' first."

" What are you...?" An endless wardrobe was erected from the floor. This shade was not browsing through different articles of clothing , no, she shuffled between mummified corpses.

"See, peach. I killed *a lot* of people, like a *lot*. Call it morbid curiosity or whatever... I just started my own little collection of mortal bodies. Papa Ruin didn't object to my new hobby so I got loads of humans, elves, dryads and a couple of races your cycle doesn't have."

"Y-you monster! How can live with such guilt?!" You did your best to hide your shivers.

" So ANYWAYS," She ignored you completely, pulling out a human corpse, that of a little girl with long silver hair " When I died, I found that I can possess bodies just like Mooty. My hobby had finally paid off. "

Mouten's sister had transformed into a greenish orb that buried itself in the human body. It twitched briefly before standing up in the most unnatural way " Do you know what that means, peachy?"

"I-" You barely blinked before finding her lunging forward towards you at impossible speed.

"I can do THIS." She nailed you in the stomach , tears ran from your eyes from this unbearable pain as you instinctively clutched your midsection curling up on the floor. You couldn't speak, you couldn't breathe. It was too much.

"So damn satisfying. Mmmm, I feel like I might go overboard with you... it is not like you will remember anything after we are done. Wooosh, memory wipe."

Her searing kick had sent you flying. A wellspring of agony had washed all over your body. The green ghost was taking her sweet time to reach you.

>P-please stop!
>Y-you are killing me!
>[Call out for Johann to help]
>[Recite a prayer to protect yourself]
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>>4988345
>>[Recite a prayer to protect yourself]

Get destiny to throw us a bone
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>>4988350

"Praying to your to your sky daddy won't help you. You are mine." Another kick, then another and another, She is relentless.

"This is too easy..." Despite the difference in size, She easily grabbed you by the neck, almost snapping your neck. "Aren't you going to fight back?"

"I...can't." You gasp.

"Step it up, peachy." She hurled you as if you weighted nothing " I hate to accidentally kill you in our little training."

The hail of punches and kicks never stopped, you will die here. There is no doubt about it.

" I am bored. You really sucks, lemme taste those lips. Let's get that silly mask out of the way." No, no, no.. She can't, She can't!

" Pl..ease, don't do .. this." You begged.

"Or what? Gonna stop me, peachy? I don't think so." Her cold hands were already trying to remove the mask. You were powerless to resist.

Powerless? No, You can't be. You won't just lay down and take it. Not again. You are NOT a coward. You HAD ENOUGH!

_____________________________

「Fate/curse/gift/bear <Child>」

"...Deliver me from my enemies, Deliver me from the evil within..."

「Three/Ruin/UnRuin/ARuin/Perish/Cycle/Stop <Child>」

"...Shield me from those who will bring Ruin for they are mighty and I am not..."

「Side/Chosen/Death/Death/Death <Child>」


"...Awake to help me, to soothe this world and the next..."

「Price/Heavy/Burden/End/Bitter <Child>」


" PROVIDENCE, HEED MY PRAYERS!"

____________________________

"P-providence?" In your whole life, you never experienced such safety and serenity with the manifestation of cosmos hovering over your shoulders. The sickly shade was actually flung off a couple of feet away, much to your surprise.

"A star mama? Not bad, peachy. Lets see what she can do. "

___________________

VEISHU

-A dedicated healer/buffer who can turn the tides of the battle in favor of his fellow hunters
-Veishu is a pacifist who is incapable to attack enemies or harm them in any shape or form.
-To compensate, he can wear two accessories at the same. He has a large pool of TIME as well. He doesn't have a lot of health though.
-Providence has two pillars of light (Mending and Invigorating ). Finding words of power scattered in the Moonworld will allow him to cast unique incantations depending on the words chosen AND which pillar of light is used.

____________________________

"Looks like you can't do shit by yourself, I will let two of your friends come in and help you out."

SELECT TWO HUNTERS

>Johann
>Kaz
>Maq
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Providence.
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>>4989533
>>Maq
>Johaan

Maq because she knows her sister, and us because we are cool like that
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>>4989533
>Johann
>Maq

I don’t want to test it yet, better to test during grinding, but I think veishu might work very well with Kaz as he can invigorate him when he deals damage and then heal the party
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>>4989555
>>4989559

"Aww, gonna make Mooty fight me? I guess I'll enjoy this."

_______________________________

"W-what the?" You were talking to Kaz when you and Maq started to rapidly sink in the floor. The elf was powerless to help you as you were sucked in some kind of greenish portal which spewed you inside the dome ass-first as per tradition.

"What are you waiting for , shorty? Join us. I wanna see fight." A little girl-corpse-thing was talking... is that Laedras?

He did it! Veishu had awakened his persona! She looks so awesome, all cosmic-like. Damn! You rushed in right away while Maq didn't share your enthusiasm when she joined ranks.

__________________

BATTLE

Johann Fol [49/49 HP] LVL 11
Maquine De Fauin [32/32 HP] LVL 9
Veishu Nandrake [20/20 HP] LVL11

VS

Mummified Child [ 1500/1500 HP ] LVL ??

+95 TIME (Veishu)

105/ 217 TIME
JOHANN

>ATTACK
>RELOAD [ 5 TIME]
>SWITCH PERSONA [free action once, costs 3 TIME afterwards]
>SWITCH TO MOONLESS FORM [free action once, costs 3 TIME afterwards]
>SWITCH WEAPONS [Free action once, cost 2 TIME afterwards]
>ZIO [5] [4] [Deal light lightning damage to one foe, small chance to inflict SEPTIC SHOCK]
>GARU [5] [4] [Deal light wind damage to on foe, small chance to inflict SICKLED]
>SELF DESTRUCT [1] [ 200% HP, Only usable with 20% HP or less. Deal Medium Moonless damage to ALL foes]
>GRACEFUL SIDE STEP [3] [20% hp, increase your acc./dodge by + per enemy for three turns]
>ROU [4] [TIME: 4] [Light Blight damage to one foe, chance to cause LEADED]
>FLAGELLATE [2] [60% hp, Remove All negative status effects from 1 ally, give them ++ defense for 3 turns]
>PENITENCE [1] [30 ] [Fully heal ALL enemies, talking to good or morally grey shadows will be much easier, doesn't work on chaotic shadows]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM

MAQ

>ATTACK
>SWITCH WEAPONS [Free action once, cost 2 TIME afterwards]
>WASHING POLE [5] [40% hp, deal your normal attack to ALL enemies]
>[SIGNATURE] [3] [Ai-Seppuku , 30% HP, heal an ally for 30% HP]
>GREY TOUCH [8] [TIME 3] [Restore 10% hp to one ally, +20% if they have any negative status effects on them]
>FREI [3] [TIME:5] [ Light RAD damage to one foe]
>VARJA BLAST [3] [ 30% HP , Deal Medium Phys attack to ALL ENEMIES]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM

VEISHU

>MEDIA [5] [6] [Restore 20% to ALL allies]
>MECARM [3] [12] [Revive an ally with 20% HP]
>VEIVST [4] [20] [Temporary upgrade a random skill to one ally for the reminder of the fight refreshing its uses (and increasing its cost) . If no Skill/spell could be upgraded then randomly increases the number of uses of a single skill/spell]
>BLESS [∞] [??? TIME] [Effect will depend on the word of power used, how many words are used, which pillar of light is chosen]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM
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>>4989629
Johann
>GARU [5] [4] [Deal light wind damage to on foe, small chance to inflict SICKLED]

Maq
>ATTACK

Veishnu
>BLESS

Feels like it would have been better to pick Kaz. Maq is...pretty bad
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>>4989638
Sure
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>>4989638
Uh, for the Blessing:

>Maq: Invigorating (FLESH-FLESH-FLESH)
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>>4989638
>>4989642
>>4989654
-4 TIME
-5 , -10, - 15 TIME

71/217 TIME

"DUST OFF!"

-RESIST! Johann deals 19x0.5 Damage to Mummified Child [1490/1500 HP]

"Rrrragh!"

"Oooh Mooty, that tickles~"

-Maq deals 32 damage to Mummified child [1458/1500 HP]
-Mummified child is astounded by your pitiful damage!

"H-here it goes..."

"What are you-hot...so hot, I-"

-The demon inside Maq grows!
-The demon inside Maq is burning!
-Maq's Skin is starting to sizzle...
-Discovered new incantation:[ Invigorating Flesh, Flesh, Flesh] [Triggers 3 levels (or its equivalent) of a hunter special ability]


JOHANN

>ATTACK
>RELOAD [ 5 TIME]
>SWITCH PERSONA [free action once, costs 3 TIME afterwards]
>SWITCH TO MOONLESS FORM [free action once, costs 3 TIME afterwards]
>SWITCH WEAPONS [Free action once, cost 2 TIME afterwards]
>ZIO [5] [4] [Deal light lightning damage to one foe, small chance to inflict SEPTIC SHOCK]
>GARU [4] [4] [Deal light wind damage to on foe, small chance to inflict SICKLED]
>SELF DESTRUCT [1] [ 200% HP, Only usable with 20% HP or less. Deal Medium Moonless damage to ALL foes]
>GRACEFUL SIDE STEP [3] [20% hp, increase your acc./dodge by + per enemy for three turns]
>ROU [4] [TIME: 4] [Light Blight damage to one foe, chance to cause LEADED]
>FLAGELLATE [2] [60% hp, Remove All negative status effects from 1 ally, give them ++ defense for 3 turns]
>PENITENCE [1] [30 ] [Fully heal ALL enemies, talking to good or morally grey shadows will be much easier, doesn't work on chaotic shadows]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM

MAQ

>ATTACK
>SWITCH WEAPONS [Free action once, cost 2 TIME afterwards]
>WASHING POLE [5] [40% hp, deal your normal attack to ALL enemies]
>[SIGNATURE] [3] [Ai-Seppuku , 30% HP, heal an ally for 30% HP]
>GREY TOUCH [8] [TIME 3] [Restore 10% hp to one ally, +20% if they have any negative status effects on them]
>FREI [3] [TIME:5] [ Light RAD damage to one foe]
>VARJA BLAST [3] [ 30% HP , Deal Medium Phys attack to ALL ENEMIES]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM

VEISHU

>MEDIA [5] [6] [Restore 20% to ALL allies]
>MECARM [3] [12] [Revive an ally with 20% HP]
>VEIVST [4] [20] [Temporary upgrade a random skill to one ally for the reminder of the fight refreshing its uses (and increasing its cost) . If no Skill/spell could be upgraded then randomly increases the number of uses of a single skill/spell]
>BLESS [∞] [??? TIME] [Effect will depend on the word of power used, how many words are used, which pillar of light is chosen]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM
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>>4989687
Johann
>ROU
Maq
>ATTACK
Veishnu
>Bless: Maq Invigorating (Flesh + Water
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>>4989905
+4 TIME
-4 TIME
-5 , - 16 TIME
50/217 TIME

" Take this!"

-Resist! Mummified Child takes 17x0.5 Damage [ 1449/1500 HP]

*Heavy breathing*

"Careful with that edge, Mooty. "

-Maq deals 81 phys damage to Mummified Child [1368/1500 HP]
-Mummified Child yawns loudly, barely conceiving you as a threat.

" My blessing is yours."

- A Fleeting knowledge is bestowed upon Maq!
-Discovered new incantation:[ Invigorating Flesh, Water] [Adds a temporary defensive skill to any ally until the end of combat]
JOHANN

>ATTACK
>RELOAD [ 5 TIME]
>SWITCH PERSONA [free action once, costs 3 TIME afterwards]
>SWITCH TO MOONLESS FORM [free action once, costs 3 TIME afterwards]
>SWITCH WEAPONS [Free action once, cost 2 TIME afterwards]
>ZIO [5] [4] [Deal light lightning damage to one foe, small chance to inflict SEPTIC SHOCK]
>GARU [4] [4] [Deal light wind damage to on foe, small chance to inflict SICKLED]
>SELF DESTRUCT [1] [ 200% HP, Only usable with 20% HP or less. Deal Medium Moonless damage to ALL foes]
>GRACEFUL SIDE STEP [3] [20% hp, increase your acc./dodge by + per enemy for three turns]
>ROU [3] [TIME: 4] [Light Blight damage to one foe, chance to cause LEADED]
>FLAGELLATE [2] [60% hp, Remove All negative status effects from 1 ally, give them ++ defense for 3 turns]
>PENITENCE [1] [30 ] [Fully heal ALL enemies, talking to good or morally grey shadows will be much easier, doesn't work on chaotic shadows]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM

MAQ

>ATTACK
>SWITCH WEAPONS [Free action once, cost 2 TIME afterwards]
>WASHING POLE [5] [40% hp, deal your normal attack to ALL enemies]
>[SIGNATURE] [3] [Ai-Seppuku , 30% HP, heal an ally for 30% HP]
>GREY TOUCH [8] [TIME 3] [Restore 10% hp to one ally, +20% if they have any negative status effects on them]
>FREI [3] [TIME:5] [ Light RAD damage to one foe]
>VARJA BLAST [3] [ 30% HP , Deal Medium Phys attack to ALL ENEMIES]
>RAKUKAJA [5] [8] [+ Defense to an ally for 3 turns]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM

VEISHU

>MEDIA [5] [6] [Restore 20% to ALL allies]
>MECARM [3] [12] [Revive an ally with 20% HP]
>VEIVST [4] [20] [Temporary upgrade a random skill to one ally for the reminder of the fight refreshing its uses (and increasing its cost) . If no Skill/spell could be upgraded then randomly increases the number of uses of a single skill/spell]
>BLESS [∞] [??? TIME] [Effect will depend on the word of power used, how many words are used, which pillar of light is chosen]
>TALK?
>PASS
>ITEM
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>>4989943
Johaan
>Reload
Maq
>Attack
Veishu
Bless (triple flesh onto maq)
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>>4991008
mending or invigorating ?
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>>4991009
Invigorating. Gotta max out that heat
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>>4991008
+2 TIME
-30 TIME
-5 TIME
17/217 TIME

"Reloading!"

"DIE! Hnnh...Hnnh"

-The Demon inside is peeling off Maq's skin!
-Maq has dealt 93 Damage to Mummified Child [1275/1500 HP]

" I bless you!"

"Just give it up, peachy. You hunters are absolutely pa-...hm?"

"Maq, are you okay?"

-The Demon inside is starting to fully Manifest!

"KILLKILLKILLKILL....RAAAGGHHH!!!"

-THE DEMON WITHIN HAD AWAKENED!

"AAAAAAAAAAAA YEEEEEOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW!"

_________________________

You were horrified to see something or someone coming out of Maq peeling her like a banana. A towering figure made out of oozing darkness engulfed in fire with two eyes burned in hatred.... She had really lost control. Can this process be reversed???

She laid her burning gaze on you and Veishu first. A single shockwave from her immolating fists had sent both of you flying. She didn't want to hurt you per se and yet she didn't want to fight alongside her either. This is HER fight , not yours.

______________________
TUTORIAL NO.52
「 DEMON FORM」

-Once Maq had reached her final heat level, She will transform into a chaotic version of her past self. This demon form is literally burning itself alive so Mouten could gain more power.

-All of her stats will greatly increase, she will lose any innate weakness she originally had. She will kick other hunters out of the battle, they can only rejoin once she is K.O.

-The demon form is taxing, Maq will continue to lose 10% of her health per turn AND her current skills will be replaced by powerful skills reminiscent of her previous pre-moonless self. HOWEVER, these overpowered skills costs STATS. If Maq runs out of STATS, She will DIE FOR GOOD.

-Maq can only reach demon form once per moonworld visit. Having spent all of her energy on demon form, She will be able to fight during this moonworld visit. While she can revert back to normal, It is not advisable to force her to assume her demon form frequently.


________________________
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZBctlmOUZE

BATTLE

Mouten [320/320 HP] LVL ??

VS

Mummified Child [ 1275/1500 HP ] LVL ??

"Now, there is the Mouten I know and hate. Come on, give me your best shot."

>Attack [2 STATS]
>Kamaitachi [2] [9 STATS] Deal Colossal Moonless damage to all foes.]
>Rüstung [1] [3 STATS] , Your attacks heals a portion of your health for 3 Turns]
>Hatagashira-Izo [3] [5 STATS] deal x3 medium Moonless damage with a high chance of inflicting COLD-BLOODED]
>Desuburēdo [1] [11 STATS] deals x10 Light moonless damage to a single enemy. If the remaining hp of the enemy is still greater than yours, automatically decrease it to 1]
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>>4991071
>>Kamaitachi [2] [9 STATS] Deal Colossal Moonless damage to all foes.]

Get fucked
>>
>>4991161

-3 LCK
-3 AGL
-3 STR


"HHHUUUURAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!"

- Maq deals a whopping 734 Moonless Damage! to Mummified child [541/1500 HP]
-Maq is immolating herself to further increase power ! [288/320 HP]

"Not bad, not bad. Gloves are off, Mooty."

- RESIST! Mummified child casts Advent Horizon dealing 241x0.5 RAD Damage [167/320 HP]
- TIME has been reduced to 1 !

>Attack [2 STATS]
>Kamaitachi [1] [9 STATS] Deal Colossal Moonless damage to all foes.]
>Rüstung [1] [3 STATS] , Your attacks heals a portion of your health for 3 Turns]
>Hatagashira-Izo [3] [5 STATS] deal x3 medium Moonless damage with a high chance of inflicting COLD-BLOODED]
>Desuburēdo [1] [11 STATS] deals x10 Light moonless damage to a single enemy. If the remaining hp of the enemy is still greater than yours, automatically decrease it to 1]
>>
>>4991190
>>Hatagashira-Izo [3] [5 STATS] deal x3 medium Moonless damage with a high chance of inflicting COLD-BLOODED]

Hope it's enough
>>
>>4991897
-3 MAG
-2 END

*Frantic muttering*

- Maq deals 183x3 Moonless Damage to Mummified Child [0/15-
-Mummified Child Withstood the attack! [1/1500]

"Alright, that's enough!"

VICTORY?

______________________

The demon before you didn't stop attacking however, each strike of her gigantic Katana missing its target. further destroying the floor.

"I said ENOUGH!" A greenish ethereal wave had frozen Maq in time as well as you and Veishu. You saw Laedras slipping out of that child husk angrily "You almost destroyed my suit! Wooosh time."

_______________________

"Uurgh, my head. " Did you just blacked out ? The Last thing you remember was chatting with Kaz while- Veishu's training! how did it go?

"Johann, I need your help." said Kaz while tending to a very unconscious Maq. Wait , What? You rush in, She looked really pale right now but alive thankfully.

"What did you do to her?? Where is Veishu?" You had so many burning questions for the green ghost who was watching the three of you in wild amusement.

"Me? Nothing. Mooty decided to be a little bitch and interrupted my training with Peachy." She kept blabbering about Maq's demon form for a bit.

"...She did put up quite a show for no reason. Don't let her freak out like that too-too much if you wanna keep that shell she is in intact." Part of you didn't want to believe her but you have seen how aggressive she was in battle. Could this be true?

"Now, say hi to Peach and His new persona: Prrrrovidence!"

A Confetti made out of small cogs announced the arrival of the masked dryad with his new persona.

> Wow, looking cool, Veishu!
> I knew you could do it!
> Thanks for the training, you really know what you are doing.
> Write in!
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>>4992400
>Hell yeah Veishu, I knew you had it in you!
>Thanks for the training, you really know what you are doing.

It usually works well to be polite to people with overpowered abilities.
>>
>>4992428

" I... don't really remember what happened." He readjusted his mask a bit " I think i can help you all now with providence." He got it too? You are growing suspicious.

Laedras let out a long sigh " I suppose I should give you a reward or something. Give this to Moot when she wakes up. It has been a while since someone tried to challenge me. Good attempt but not enough."

+ Dyadidaud Cube
-ALL the Moonlit Hunters had leveled up to Lvl. 12!


LEVEL UP [VEISHU]
LVL 11-> LVL 12
HP 20-> 22
TIME 95-> 102

PERSONA LEVEL UP
PROVIDENCE
LVL 11->LVL 12
MAG 37-> 40
LCK 16-> 20


LEVEL UP [JOHANN]
LVL 11-> LVL 12
HP 49-> 51
TIME 70-> 75

LEVEL UP YOUR MOONLESS STATS
STR: 3
MAG: 10
END: 11
AGI: 21
LCK: 23

YOU GOT 3 POINTS

PERSONA LEVEL UP
MELCHIADES

LVL 11->LVL 12
LCK 14->18

TESDON
LVL 9->LVL 10
STR 19->21
END 27-> 29

KOOG-MALU
LVL 10->LVL 11
AGI 4->8

CHOOSE ONE OF THESE MOVES

>MABUFU [4] [7] [Light ice damage to ALL foes, small chance to inflict COLD-BLOODED]
>SICKLY PRESENCE [Passive] [Lowers max HP of EVERYONE by 10% , will revert to normal if you switched persona]
>MUDO [3] [12] [ Small chance of insta killing an enemy]

LEVEL UP [KAZ]
LVL 11-> LVL 12
HP 70-> 75
TIME 14-> 15

PERSONA LEVEL UP
ASATATH
LVL 11->LVL 12
ALL stats-> +2

LEVEL UP [MAQ]
LVL 9-> LVL 12
HP 32-> 38
TIME 38-> 47

PERSONA LEVEL UP
ABRANOVA
LVL 9->LVL 12
AGI 7->10
LCK 3-> 6
END 7-> 10


SELECT A NEW MOVE FOR MAQ

> [DEMON MOUTEN] OCHITSUITE [PASSIVE] [Reduce the cost STATS used by 1]
>[MAQ] LIFE BLOSSOM [PASSIVE] [Increase your Max HP by 5% , Can stack]
>[DEMON MOUTEN ] CHIAME [5] [5 STATS] [ Instantly kill Moonless Shadows with 50% HP or Less]
>[MAQ] RESIST BLIGHT [Passive] [All Blight Damage will be RESISTED]
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>>4992756
>+3 to luck
>Mabufu
>Resist Blight

Maqs weak to blight, so obviously we nip that weakness in the butt
>>
>>4993228

"Nice," You felt new power surging through you. Again, Laedras is only showing a fracture of her true power. You are sure of it.

" Let's try that whole eye-thing again, Shorty. Don't forget peach over there, he worked his bubbly ass so hard for you."

~ You could withstand her twisted light!~


~LAEDRAS [VOID ARCANA ] : EXP, Leveling up, ??? ~

>Let's do this [FORM A CELESTIAL BOND WITH LAEDRAS]
>I still don't trust you [ DO NOT FORM A CELESTIAL BOND WITH LAEDRAS]

AND

~VEISHU NANDRAKE [WHEEL OF FORTUNE ARCANA ] : Healing, Persona Skills, ??? ~

>Welcome aboard! [FORM A CELESTIAL BOND WITH VEISHU]
>Sorry Veishu, I just don't feel comfortable with that. [ DO NOT FORM A CELESTIAL BOND WITH VEISHU]
>>
>>4993670
>Let's do this [FORM A CELESTIAL BOND WITH LAEDRAS]
>Welcome aboard! [FORM A CELESTIAL BOND WITH VEISHU]
>>
>>4993688

[WHEEL OF FORTUNE ARCANA]

Rank I [Polaris]

Slightly increase the amount of healing gained. Skills can be upgraded with Makka

Rank II [???]
???


_____________


[VOID ARCANA]

Rank I [Papa]

Increases ALL points during Level up by 1. Allows you to buy EXP boost with Makka

Rank II [???]
???

_________________

16/ 239 TIME

Hoof, what a wild ride. You were already spent, that's what you get for moonworlding with an empty stomach.

"What are you waiting for? Didn't you get what you want? Shoo, shoo! "

>MOONOUT
>Say something to Laedras [ Specify!]
>EXP BOOST [ 1000 Makka for x1.5 boost]
>TRAINING [Fight various 'suits' and win rewards!]
>Go to another RP [Specify, note: you have low TIME so most of the locations aren't available ]
>Write in
>>
>>
>>4993931
>>MOONOUT

We did what we came here to do. Let's blow this popsicle stand
>>
>>4994327
"See you soon, Kiddos. Don't forget to visit because I can't get enough of that a-"

______________________________

AFTERNOON

______________________________

"Good job, team!" You exclaimed " You got a badass healer and a coach in just one Moonworld visit....erm..." Your stomach was louder than your words.

"I believe we are due for a proper celebration." Kaz stepped in " Mainly for our newest hunter... and for our famished leader."

"O-oh, That's won't be necessary." The dryad shook his head " I don't want to be a burden on anyone."

"Nonsense," Kaz gave him a pat on the shoulder which made Veishu shudder unexpectedly " Like it or not, you are a keystone to our merry band of hunters keeping us healthy in dire times."

The three of you darted over the silent Maq who sat in the corner clutching the cube given to her by the mischievous Laedras. It was clear that this transformation had taken its toll on her mind and body " Maq, you could certainly use something tasty to cleanse your palate. I know just the place."

>Sorry team, can't do [ Specify your next action]
>Free food? Sign me in! [ 1 ACTION]
>Um, Kaz? About that thing... [ RANK UP with Kaz, 1 ACTION]
>Write in!

AND

Pick a place for the celebration! [If you chose to celebrate with the gang in the first place]

>The turquoise tortoise, obviously.
>The Dorm, You will cook something... or at least try to.
>The Dorm, Kaz will order something for the gang
>His cool mansion! Surely he won't say no to you.
>The fanciest restaurant in Koris, no Gabiel...ESPARA!!!
>Gungob time! Or any good fast food place
>Well, he is going to pay up sooo it is up to him
>>
>>4995145
>>Free food? Sign me in! [ 1 ACTION]
>Turquoise Turtle
>Write in!
>Talk with maq for a bit. See if she is okay.
>>
>>4995174
+1
>>
>>4995174
+Maq

"You don't need to concern yourself with me." She changed her mind a second later " Focus on the LYST instead."

"I'll try. Come on, the guys are waiting for us."

___________________________

+++++ Kaz [RANK UP Ready!]
++++++ Veishu
+++ Maq
++ Socialize
"Hmm, It does look quite cozy. It should do." Kaz remarked on the diner which had been renovated thanks to Miss Stag pumping pons in it.

For a few hours, all the stress and the obligations you had on your shoulder had melted away. It was just you and your friends having a good time while gorging yourselves on delicious food.... well, it was just you. The rest were eating normally. They can't blame you though, the food was great AND you were starving!

Veishu was still missing a lot of non-consequential details about your bizarre adventures like your crossdressing time in the love boat. It was embarrassing to re-experience these memories again but it was not like the diner was full or something. The place was practically yours.

"Guys, We should take a selfie!" Your phone had at the poorest camera so You had to rely on Kaz's phone instead.

"Let me take it for you." You turned your back only to find Miss Stag giving you this offer.

"Ack!" She startled you actually, what is she doing here? Horace was with her as always " S-sure."

She snapped the pic right away before giving Kaz his phone back " This is for you, girl."

The flowerless dryad pulled out a roll of pons from her... ahem, securing them tightly in Maq's hand " Come by my shop tomorrow, I got a job for you."

Maq nodded in silence, tucking her stacks of pons in her pocket. Lucky girl, she did deserve it. With that said and done, the three of you said your goodbyes to Kaz. It was getting late to do anything fruitful anyways. You returned back to the dorm with a sloshing stomach diving head first into the bed with a satisfied grin on your face.

_________________________

3/6
THURSDAY
SATHA/DA'AT
SNOWY
MORNING

「Continue Maq's rehabilitation 」
「LYST: Find a Job for Maq in a movie theater」
「 Find the Director」
「 Call Aeternoon and Give her a certain date for your weekly duties.」
「 Start improving yourself」
「 Visit the Moris」
「 Finish Elven History Assignments」

After one hell of a trip to the bathroom, you were overwhelmed by a sense of lost opportunity; the festivities are about to end and you barely did anything of note. You manage your time poorly. That's gotta be it.

You had to reminder yourself that you ain't got no food. You MUST buy food from either Alute or Ella.

- Lounge : Veishu is in a small study group
-Outside: Maq is talking to red
-Outside: Lev is taking pics of the snowy street for some reason.

>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4995247
>STUDY (Elven history assignment)

Lets get this out of the way then we can go buy food/job hunt, or whatever else we need to do today.
>>
>>4995247
Changing to
>Head to the Pit to finish homework assignment
>>
>>4995500
-80 Pons
89 Pons
++ Socialize
++++ Study

Yeah, You got to deal with that stupid assignment. Once again, you left the dorm without any breakfast with a single purpose in mind... one that will cost four bus rides.

You didn't waste any time prepping yourself for the vid you are about to take in an hour or so. The Bus was relatively empty so it wasn't that hard to study while listening to some Arachni soft rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIS1foqEs-Y


The more you learned about the fatass who was the last Low King of Cairth, the angrier you got . At least he was a douche bag to *everyone*. Before he was thrown in the pit, He had sworn to 'devour' this whole city for their treachery starting with Judge Vanasgreth whose change of heart was crucial to the revolution.

You reached the pit in record time, you should have brought a proper camera for those extra photography point but your phone will do. You were briefly attacked by anxiety since you really never tried to do one of those public self recording just like E-celebs and bloggers.

Gulping down that anxiety, you started to record carefully explaining the chain of events that had led to the Low King's demise. Not too shabby for your first video. Time to pack it up back to the dorm.

As you were waiting for a bus, you heard a guttural laughter coming from somewhere near you. No one was laughing however, just some elves -and other students like you- minding their own business. Meh, whatever, you are too hungry to think properly.

___________________________

MIDDAY

_____________________________

The festivities were dying down forcing Tecig to return to sell his usual stock, the constant work had turned him into an anorexic stick. Poor guy.

" I think I'll sleep for the next whole week." He barely moved his lips " Thanks for the help, my man. Could use more , though."

Yeesh, you only got 89 pons. That does't look good.

> Work in Alute [1 ACTION , Specify your kind of reward (food or money) ]
>Buy some food
>Just give alute all of your money, ask him to bring you the cheapest and most filling items instead.
>Write in!
>>
>>4996418
>>Just give alute all of your money, ask him to bring you the cheapest and most filling items instead.

Please tecig we're but a hungry man
>>
>>4996437

>Just give alute all of your money, ask him to bring you the cheapest but *healthiest* items instead.

we need to make sure we are staying in tip top shape!
>>
>>4996437
>>4996455
----- Sympathize
++Tecig
+5 Gyagago-pop!
+20 Strength for 1 combat encounter
Combine cheese with nasty gyag meat, chew slowly unless you wanna choke yourself to death in the lamest way possible.

"Sheesh, Johann. You really don't have any money left?" The elf looked worried.

"Yeah, I... am not exactly good with money, just one step away from selling myself to a crime boss or something." That wasn't a good joke. You cringed afterwards.

"I can't take your pons." He gave them back to you " Have something on the house but uuuh, you may wanna eat them this month. Oh and the green colour is totally normal."

This particular free food had stung you real bad. It came out of pity... you should have said no right then and there. Instead, you took the food and shuffled away awkwardly.

-Outside: Lev is done with taking pics going for walk with a metal detector looking device.
-Outside: Miss Yuni is trying to figure out what to do with the junk behind the dorm.
-Lounge: Our Ollad team is struggling with quite a formidable team.


>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4996493
>>GO TO [Miss Yuni]

Hopefully there is something good among the junk
>>
>>4996512
+1
Based dumpster diver
>>
>>4996512
>>4996989
++Strength
++++ Sympathize

There weren't a lot of students helping her out since they wanted to make the best of the last days of the festivities. Only you and a handful of others were giving her a hand. Your guardian wanted to sell most of this junk just lying and rusting away, She already called one of those 'Mobile Recyclers' to pick them up. What was left was the tedious process of sorting and organizing them.

As you were rummaging through the unending pile, you found a seemingly empty piggy bank. It was practically half-buried in the frozen soil. The piggy bank had seen better days for sure; most of the pink paint had been peeled off, lichen had settled in giving it a very creepy look. The name ' Gloria Van Buren' was barely recognizable on the left side. Useless trash.

You were just about to throw it away when you felt something moving inside the piggy bank. It wasn't of the smash-it-to-get-the-pons type so you played around with it for a while to crack it open exposing a hidden compartment in its underbelly.

Holy moon! 1000 Pons? Hell yeah! You hid your sudden jubilation from others so they wouldn't find out. Now what to do with the cash?

It *is* rather old, about 20 years old. A quick internet search told you that ATMs can replace these old bank notes for newer ones. You would lose about ~20% of their value but it is not like you can give them to some collectors since their conditions are pretty shit. It is a miracle that they had survived in such humid conditions without crumbling or sogging away to nothing.

You got a couple of options available. You could just claim this moonsend cash for yourself, you got a lot of bills to pay afterall. You could also split it with other students who have been tirelessly helping out to improve your standing with them... that or Miss Yuni; it is her property after all AND she seems to be desperate for pons right now.

One last option is to find this Gloria and return the pons to her. Maybe Miss Yuni knows her current whereabout? You internet is your friend too.

A side note here: These old pons are tickling your emypreal eye just a little bit.

>Finders keepers! [+800 Pons]
>Split it with the boys [+160 Pons]
>Split it with the boys AND Miss Yuni [ +80 Pons]
>Split it with Miss Yuni [+400 Pons]
>Give it to Miss Yuni
>Search the internet for one Gloria Van Buren with the intention of giving her back her money
>Ask Miss Yuni about Gloria Van Buren with the intention of giving her back her money

AND

If you are going to have any of that old money

>Return it to the ATM for extra cash.
>DON'T , you will find some use of it in the Velvet Workshop.
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>>4997607
>Split it with the boys AND Miss Yuni [ +80 Pons]

Symp!Symp!Symp!Symp!Symp!
>>
>>4997607
>>Split it with the boys AND Miss Yuni [ +80 Pons]

On that SYMP grind
>>
>>4997617
>>4997648
+++++Sympathize
+80 Pons
169 Pons

Well, It is only right to split the goodies with everyone. You were proud of yourself for overcoming your inner selfishness opting to share the pons instead of hoarding it. You got yourself a few bros AND one delicious horned turkey to gobble. Miss Yuni had secretly prepped this bad boy before this nasty business... it took one trip to the oven and the turkey was ready for you and the boys, good eatin' !

-Outside: Puferel , in normal clothes, is paying a visit to his old partner.
-Lounge: A serious match of chess is going on
-Outside: Maq had just arrived... with a new haircut and a smile from ear to ear.


>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4997726
>>CALL [Aeternoon]
You know, to set up our weekly fan club activity
>>
>>4997737

"Hello , Domulus. Have you decided which day to choose for your duties?" Her voice was somewhat distorted. The poor signal must be the reason why.

"Yeah, Sunday Afternoon." you repeated yourself twice just in case.

"Excellent. Ut in medium afferemus." Just like that, the call had ended. Well, that was quick.

>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4997747
>GO TO MAQ

Obviously she just got a new haircut and is probably happy about it so let’s talk to her. (Also I want to get closer to bumping Maq rehab off our to-do list)
>>
>>4997763
Support
>>
>>4997763
>>4997765

It felt weird to see her with like that; way too short for what are used to see. The whole swept-to-one-side hair and the relatively stylish semi-buzz cut all around had an aggressive tone to it. It wasn't like Maq had long hair in the first place but still.

"Nice haircut." You felt obliged to compliment her.

"Thanks, they can't pull my hair when I am breaking their teeth."

"Wait, what?" You were rightfully confused.

"Oh, Haven't I told you? " She feigned ignorance " The dryad hag is interested in my prowess. She had me do some... work for her today. Ugh." Maq wiped out a speck of blood on her shoes with clear disgust on her face.

"Just What kind of work are you doing for her??"

"You ask too many questions, move."

"Ohhh no you don't!" You blocked her path "What did you do?"

She rolled her eyes huffing and puffing before replying " The Hag caught someone suspicious in Sanda, She wanted someone to soften him up. My body maybe frail but my imagination is ...wild." She was more than proud from her recent deed " He talked eventually. Said he was paid to kill the underdon's child but refused to say who is he working for, Satisfied?"

You don't understand, one day she was torn about killing a woman and now she is legit torturing people?? What has come to her? Could the demon transformation made her more aggressive?

>You do you, Maq. Or should I say Mouten?
>Maq, you gotta stop this. It is not right!
>I am ordering you to stop doing whatever Miss Stag is asking from you!
>Be right back, [Go to the White Stag , 1 ACTION]
>Write in!
>>
>>4997805
>>Write in!
>Maq, remember when you were worried about becoming a beast again, and how I said I would stop you? I think you shouldn't do more stuff like this

This might be stupid, so correct me if it is
>>
>>4997809
+1

I still support based Mouten being allowed to violate basic rights ever now and again though
>>
>>4997809
>>4997842
---Maq

"You don't understand, I must assert my dominance over this body or else I will fall into obscurity. " She was quick to reply.

"And What of Maq? Doesn't she deserve to live too? You are going too far into this Maq, you won't be able to pull the brakes at some point."

"We are done for today." She forcibly shoved you aside. Her rigid expression had soften a bit when she spotted Elenna , that elf might be crucial in keeping the balance between Maq and Mouten. The two of them went off to pursue some girly stuff or whatever. Good on them.

If Maq won't stop on her own then it might be a good idea to talk to Miss Stag about this.... just gotta choose the perfect opportunity since she tends to have sour mood this month for clear reasons.


>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4997851
>>Write in!
>Look for a gym in your area. You shan't be called chubby any longer
>>
>>4998712
+1 I think we should ask around the house first, you know so we actually have an idea to wear the gym is located.
>>
>>4998712
>>4998722
Some of the guys who helped Miss Yuni looked pretty buffed. You should ask himfirst.

"Yeah man, We got like 2 gyms in Koris that are pretty decent. The Opus is usually where everyone around here go to; it has allll the right stuff for your gains but eeeh..."

"But what?"

"It is on the expensive side and there is this air of elitism in the Opus. You won't have a good time going there." Ahh, you get it. Body and fat shaming. Still, the place is pretty stellar with ~4 star ratings.

" And the other gym?"

"Mirrah's? Mirak? Don't remember the name, I only went there like once. The owner is nice and all but her gym is shit, small too with barely basic stuff. Place's cheap and it is behind Ella." Oof, just a half star rating too. Damn.

You ask him for the prices, it went something like this:

The Opus

Single visit : 100 pons (+40 bus per visit)
Single visit + trainer : 250 pons (+40 bus per visit)
Monthly Bundle : 2500 pons (+40 bus per visit)
Monthly Bundle+ Trainer : 6250 pons (+40 bus per visit)
Yearly Bundle : 25k (+40 bus per visit)
Yearly Bundle+trainer : 62.5k (+40 bus per visit)

Invincible Mirrah

Single Visit : 40 pons (20 on 'Power Friday' )
Weekly Bundle : 250 pons
Training during exercise : Free* ( Must beat Mirrah in a wrestling match first).

You thanked him for the info. There is no doubt that you will earn them gains faster in the Opus ...the Mirrah gym is kind of tempting too since it is nearby.

>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4998761
>>Write in!
Fuck it, your too poor, just jog around the block or something

Chubby no more.
>>
>>4998805
+1

Lets get in some push ups, sit ups, lunges, etc. Do a full workout without having to use equipment.
>>
>>4998805
>>4998810
+++Strength

Seeing that you are poor as dirt, you chose to just jog in the snow for a bit to get the blood pumping and stuff. You would have gone for other basic exercises too if you didn't just eat an hour ago. Besides, you might over-strain your body by doing the wrong exercise. You should ask the pros or the internet first.

And so you jogged and jogged until you were done for the day. One warm bath later and you were ready for a pretty comfortable sleep.

_____________________

3/7
FRIDAY
SATHA/DA'AT
SNOWY
MORNING

「Continue Maq's rehabilitation 」
「LYST: Find a Job for Maq in a movie theater」
「 Find the Director」
「 Start improving yourself」
「 Visit the Moris」

That's it, the final day. Technically, Saturday is also free too. What a bummer.

"... Cairth should welcome Spring in the 21th of this month. Say bye-bye to that snow in two weeks, folks. In other news, the..."

You paid little attention to the TV as you were struggling not to throw up from your 'free' food. It tasted like literal rubber clogging your throat in seconds. You HAD to drink water so you can breathe. what the hell, Tecig?

" OH YEAH!"

"BEST JUDGE, BEST JUDGE!"

"DAMN RIGHT!"

Everyone was hollering in front of the TV. Before you could ask what is going on, someone raised the volume to the max..

" Judge Cidgeth, could you reaffirm your words?" asked a scrawny and seething elven reporter.

" I will alleviate some of the economical burden of our pre-college youth in Sanada and Koris by making public transportation free for them in said two districts. Starting from Sunday , no longer will you have to waste your precious money something that should have been free for all. "

You too joined the frenzy; this will save A LOT of pons thanks to the best judge!

-Garden: Veishu is tending to his plants
- Outside: Tecig is removing all of the festivities' decoration
- Outside: Lev is wandering around with a dish-like gun? Huh?

>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>4998855
>>Write in!
>Take Maq to the job interview at the theater.

Let's get maq her bread
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>>4998881
+1
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>>4998881
>>4998917
+++ Socialize
++++++++ Maq [Rank up ready!]

"Hey Maq, wanna do some LYST?" You nearly bumped into her out of sheer excitement; you just woke up and thought of her.

"Whatever." She didn't share your enthusiasm, however, She didn't reject the idea either. Maq had to say something first to Elenna before heading off to the underbridge with you.

________________________

" I can't believe the other judge would allow him to enact something so.... irresponsible! Children of their age should value what little money they have. What a disgusting privilege!"

" He is an half elf after-all, It runs in their blood to be so short-sighted."

"I disagree, this is an elaborate plan to gain more popularity among the poor. No one is charitable in our modern times."

____________________

Since this was the last day of the festivities, the employees there were overwhelmed with customers, some of which are extremely vulgar .

"Stupid patchskin, I asked for Cara-ete-ll crab legs, not Cara-me'-ll ones! Hurry it up! My Vino will start in three minutes." That asshole elf was practically spitting at that orc guy. Strange to see Mr. going for crab legs in the first place; he must have wanted to circumvent the 'popcorn curse' with another food item.

Popcorn? Oh no, it is happening again...

~ Your Empyreal eye has found a memory from beyond ~

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Pop, pop, pop the corn

Pop, pop, pop the head

Fill their bellies with scorn

Fill their bellies with lead.

So I may be reborn!

And walk in their stead

Not as unveiled forlorn

But as Zy'khmzead!

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"...Johann! " Maq was about to give you an ol' slap.

"Yeah, yeah I am with you." What was that all about?

Well, she is minutes away from speaking with the manager. Do you have any good advice to give to her?

>Always ask for more money. It is a literally a shit job.
>Welcome to the janitorial fold, sister.
>Just be yourself, Maq.
>Em... [Tell her about your vision.]
>Write in!
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>>4999805
muh trip
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>>4999805
>Welcome to the janitorial fold, sister.

We can tell her about our vision after she acquires the job.
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>>4999805
>Welcome to the janitorial fold, sister.

Welcome to the rest of your life
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>>4999852
>>4999867

"That's encouraging." Maq took a deep breath. The manager should be quite friendly with her which would made her feel comfortable about the whole thing.

You waited outside for roughly five minutes until Maq came out with broad smile on her face uttering three simple words "I got it!"

"Congrats." This should keep her violent tendencies in check... that also means that she would be available all the time if you wanted to Moonworld, dang.

Shortly afterwards, One of the staff took your demon friend for a hour-long tour showing her the ropes before she would officially start at sunday. It is cool, you can wait.

" I wish to experience these wide metal boxes." Maq was very much intrigued about this place.

"Huh?" It took you a second to interpret her word "You mean watch a movie or 'Vino' ?"

"Yes, It is not on the Lyst so you are free to go if y-"

"Hold that thought." someone was calling you "Hello?"

"Darling! Busy with other boys in the festivities? " Oh great, It was Juilan giggling like a girl again.

" I am in a mood for a photoshoot. Could use a yummy boy on the set. Don't disappoint uncle Juilan with some totally uncool and lame excuse. Think of my poor muse!"

Of course he had to call you now. Well, what are you going to do? Your eyes briefly scanned the available movie posters before saying anything.

- Objective Improbable XVI : Action/Adventure [50 Pons]
- Leon and Aidel : Romance/Drama [ 75 Pons]
- Shrimp Fighters: THE MOVIE : SCI-FI? [ 50 Pons]
- Don't Knock: Horror/Thriller [80 Pons]

>I will be right there, Mr. Juilan [1 ACTION]
>Can't do, literally about to watch a movie with my friend. GIRL friend [1 ACTION+ specify movie]
>Sorry, I am kind of busy [ Specify your next action]

AND

If you are going to watch a movie

>Pay for BOTH tickets
>Pay for your ticket ONLY
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>>4999937
>>I will be right there, Mr. Juilan [1 ACTION]

Time to be fancy
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>>4999937
>I will be right there, Mr. Juilan [1 ACTION]

The sigma male grind does not stop for w*men.
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>>4999941
>>5000071

Sweet pons are calling you, You can't afford to miss them. Maq didn't care, She was gonna watch that movie with or without you.

____________________________

"There you are, Jay boy!" You met fashion designer outside of his shop already packing his van with a lot of stuff.

"Where are we going?"

"Midden, Darling, Where here? I want to capture that oppressive industrial feeling of Cairth. Hope you don't mind the smell of fish and...sweaty, sweaty men."

Welp, this is gonna be a doozy. You can already tell. You hopped in, getting ready for the worst.

__________________________

Midden was nothing like what you had expected. Whereas Koris is somewhat livable and Sanda being a colourful shithole, Midden was devoid of any of that. Different shades of grey and brown dominated the sense, the blue hue of the sea could be seen from here since the district was built on a hill. Efficiency was in mind first while building this place, any ideas of artistic value was thrown out of the window.

You couldn't see any hint of happiness in any passerby. Things were legit depressing around here. Both importing/exporting and the fish industry make a large bulk of Cairth's economy. As such, CPD officers were everywhere. Too bad none of them can stand up to this 'Red Wave' Lady.

"We are heeeere~" Mr. Juilan cheerly announced parking in the back of a ...fish factory?

"Oh mooon, I think... I-i think I am gonna p-puke!" The smell of rotten (and slightly irradiated ) fish dumped in this area was overwhelming. Why would they dump the fish here instead of properly disposing of it or something?

"Same as before, pick an outfit and show me them moves! Every decent fashion designer must please those loons who call themselves 'environmentalists' , They can be surprisingly deep-pocketed."

- NO! set: A bunch of rusty signs and a cone for a helmet, This will sure make a statement.

- Drowning bride set: This used to be a wedding dress long time ago. It has fresh sea weed, some clams and to top it off:a laurel of barnacles.

-Plas-tik-tock set : Wires, wires and more wires strapped to a fake time bomb. Oh and globe for a helmet. Fantastic.

-Apo-Nuclear Set: Juilan will turn you into a mini-portable tank with all the heavy plates and pointy stuff he put in this outfit. The flashing atom above your head is a nice touch.

PICK A SET

> NO!
>Drowning bride
>Plas-tik-tock
>Apo-Nuclear

PICK A POSE

>Threatening
>Pleading
>Vomiting
>Enraging
>Lamenting
>Bargaining
>Defying
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>>5001132
>Plas-tik-tock
>Pleading

Go for the whole “the world is begging you to save it and we only have so much time left” vibe.
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>>5001198
+++++ Juilan [RANK UP is ready]
-Pleading Plastik set is available for purchase!
+250 pons
419 pons

Well, you didn't receive such fiery reaction from him but he was still content with the photoshoot.

"Marvelous, darling. If you were a year older, Uncle Juilan might have offered you to come with him on one of Midden's only saving graces: their public saunas."

"I just wanna get outta here." You admitted.

"Well, it *is* getting late. I should drive you back home."

>I mean, no one will notice... Come on, Mr. Juilan, take me with you [1 ACTION, RANK UP!]
>You can drop me off near the monument , I will go for here. [Specify your next action]
>That won't be necessary, I will just catch a bus from here [20 pons] [Specify your next action]
>Lets get the moon outta here! [Specify your next action]
>Write in!
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>>5001246
>>I mean, no one will notice... Come on, Mr. Juilan, take me with you [1 ACTION, RANK UP!]

Social link, go!
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>>5001247

"That's the spirit!" His face brightened. You never went to sauna before so this might be a good experience, right? right ?


__________________________

Wrong. Very Wrong. You were already uncomfortable sweating your ass off with nothing but a towel. The private rooms were already occupied with a long waiting list so you two had to go to a more public one with ten or so burly orc and dryad men already undressing you with their eyes.

You feel uncomfortable, sticky and most importantly : You felt getting preyed on. However, the moment one of those hairy apes wanted to 'talk' with you, Juilan stepped in fiercely shielding you from any potential harm.

"Johann, we are leaving." It was probably the first time he called you by your real name as he led you to the shower room. He literally stood guard in front of your booth until you were done. It was a shame to leave so soon; the place itself is quite luxurious like something you would see in Gabiel or even Espara. You two just picked the wrong time.

Once outside, You returned to the Van a bit disappointed but mostly surprised of Mr. Juilan change of attitude "Are you alright?"

"I guess? I do-"

"This... this was very stupid of me. " His voice grew more serious " I shouldn't expose you to *my* kind of life. I guess it runs in the family..."

" I think we will stop right here and now. You can't- I don't want you to-" He kept tripping on his words. "Johann, this will be our last time working together... for your own good."

>Fine by me, can you take me home?
>Why are you blaming yourself like that? *You* defended me from these creeps.
>I wonder what will happen if I call the police right now...
>Mr. Juilan, It was nothing, really.
> And Miss working with the greatest fashion designer in all of Cairth? No way.
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>>5001294
>>Why are you blaming yourself like that? *You* defended me from these creeps.

He is a cool dude
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>>5001315

" I had a different experience for you in mind. " Juilan went silent for a few moment " Just promise me to stay away from... 'creeps' like them. I was pretty gullible when I was your age."

"Stranger danger. Got it." You tried to cheer him up a little " We are still doing the modeling thing, right?"

"Yes, yes we are." a small smile crept on his face " I told you , you are a diamond in the rough, darling. Can't let this talent go to waste."

Celestial Bond Rank up! [Magician Arcana]

Rank II [ Acc it up!]
Slightly increase the defense rating of ALL armor, Allows you to purchase fashionable accessories

Rank III [???]
???

_____________________

AFTERNOON

______________________

Juilan absolutely refused to drive you back home without a proper lunch. The two of you went to a dryad diner close to the underbridge offering healthy and vegan food. It wasn't as delicious as you had initially thought it was but still, a very nice gesture from him.

You returned back to the dorm finding nearly all students as silent as a mouse waiting outside in the snow.

" Whats going on?"

"Hey Jonz." Bogza whispered " Laza Yun gotsa a bank lady here. Donts know why."

"Like what? An accountant ?"

"She be very serious. Asked us to shoo shoo." The orc was just as confused as you.

Well, Time to wait like the rest. You browsed your phone in the meantime until you saw her coming out of your dorm with her high heel ticking the ground with each step.

This bank lady had a black rim glasses, black business suit... actually, everything on her was black except for her skin and shirt. This elf (no surprise here) had left with a very grim expression on her face unlike Miss Yuni who appeared to be .... relieved, at least for the moment.

Naturally, everyone tried to ask her what is going on but she didn't give a straight answer stating that everything is gonna be alright. Huh.


>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>WHITE STAG
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
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>>5002213
>Hang out with Bogza and see if he can give you any workout tips
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>>5002213
Shiiiiiit switch to
>go find Maq to [RANK UP]
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>>5002238

You searched around for Maq, She wasn't outside or inside the dorm. Just where is she?

"Elanna, do you know where Maq might be?" You asked her elven friend. Maybe you shouldn't have left her alone so you can pursue pons.

"She went to the spice shop."

"Got it, thanks." you really didn't want her to take on one of Miss Stag's 'jobs'. As you were about to enter the White Stag, you spotted Maq down the alley. Just what is she doing here?

" Yo, Maq. Here to smell the trash or something?"

"This is were it all began..." Oh. oh... it was *that* alleyway and *that* dumpster " i should have died right here as a monstrous blob. Instead, I found a body to leech on, to control."

Her mood swings are all over the place, you do understand why though; You are dealing with two personalities in one body.

" I think it is time to hear of one of many, many atrocities."

Maq told you about her ruthless hunts when the Moonworld was a normal one just like yours. A pregnant lady, gutted and killed very slowly... just out of plain curiosity. Your friend made no attempt to sugar-coat her words. She wanted to discover what truly is 'life' and what separates her from humans, elves and the like.

Her face didn't show any hint of regret. The Maq part of her is slowly making Mouten more human, but in the end, she is the same moonless shadow who is just following her dead master's orders.

Your train of thoughts has gone for too long. Maq is waiting for a response.

>Write in?
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>>5002341
>>Write in?

>What happened in the past is in the past. It doesn't change the fact that you are someone trying to make a difference.

At the very least, she isn't killing babies anymore?
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>>5003084
+1
But I say add in something like

>the world is far from perfect and not everyone can be a saint, but the simple fact that you are at least trying to do some good in this world means you already have more morals than many of its inhabitants.
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>>5003084
>>5003124
++Study

"I am not sure I share your same point of view." She turned her gaze away from that fateful alley "If my master didn't render me Moonless, I would have followed every single command of Ruin."

"What matters now is the future, Maq. You are the master of your own fate. Don't let your past have control over you." Rarely, just rarely, you pick the right choice of words.

"..." Maq took her time to absorb your words of pesudo-wisdom. "I must do something about it."

"About wha-Maq? Maq?" She quickly bolted inside the White Stag only to come back a few moments later with a... lighter? Huh?

"I must burn my past, both figuratively..." She flicked the lighter allowing it to lick some of the jutting trash "... and literally."

It only took the dumpster a few seconds before it was engulfed in flames. You heard something popping inside the hot garage like popcorn. Soon enough, the dumpster was spewing half-burnt paper, molten plastic and other hazardous materials.

This was your queue to get the moon outta here. Without thinking, you took Maq by her hand and ran like never before. One wrong CPD officer around and you two will be caught for arson or some such.

C.B Rank up [Strength Arcana]

RANK III [Ravage them]
Further increase your weapon's ATTACK AND your normal attack has a slim chance to deal DOUBLE damage [Won't stack with crits] to non-boss/non-special shadows when their health is above 90%

RANK IV [???]
???


Maq kinda forced you to help her in one of her assignments at the end of the day. It wasn't that bad... at least you learned something or now. Here is hoping that they stick though.

"So, What's on the LYST?" You asked Maq who still had energy somehow after all of this grueling work.

" I must reach the highest point in Cairth. We will discuss it later." You wasted no time jumping into the bed. Goodbye Satha, your festivities were a nice break from Garsis.

_________________

3/8
SATURDAY
HODD/THAMI
BLIZZARD
MORNING

「Continue Maq's rehabilitation 」
「LYST: Reach the highest point in Cairth」
「 Find the Director」
「 Start improving yourself」
「 Visit the Moris」


You didn't want to leave the bed, why can't you just be lazy for a single day?

Ah great, some ass keeps knocking on your pod. This better be worth it...

"Veishu? What's wrong?" He had Maq behind him as well.

"I-i saw him, this Ruin. He is up there."

"Well DUH, He is always watching us like some perv." Thanks, Veishu.

"Johann, He has eyes in the skies now." said Maq in a hushed tone. "The Veil is getting weaker. Something is not right."

"WHAT?!" You just had to take a peek outside. Holy moon, they are right! It is only a few eyes here and there but still. This is very concerning.

"W-what should we do?"

>I will talk to this jackass. You stay inside.
>We need to call Kaz, so we can face ruin together
>What are you waiting for? He probably have some important to say.
>Write in!
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>>5003189
>>We need to call Kaz, so we can face ruin together

We're all in this together~
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>>5003189
>We need to call Kaz, so we can face ruin together

Ruin’s gonna piss himself in fear when the squad rolls up
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>>5003194

"Yes, I see him." said Kaz over the phone, calm as ever " I will be there shortly."

The elf had arrived in record time, you thought he would be late especially with the raging storm blanketing all of Cairth in heavy snow.

"B-but how?" Veishu had experienced ruin's time stop taurshittery for the first time. The rest of the gang had no problem with it.

「 We meet again, son of none and his band of hunters.」Ruin is so fond of his voice , he just loove to hear it echoing needlessly.

Before you could say anything, Veishu took the initiatives " Y-you, You are the greatest wrong in the universe. I-i will stop you!"

「 It was unwise to abandon your other fate. You are merely a vessel for something far more greater than yourself. Son of dust and stars, your suffering has be endless.」

"Easy, Veishu, Easy."

"Quite, Restrain your emotions. We must learn more from our enemy." Kaz joined you to calm the mask dryad a bit. " Do you have another sin for us to purge?"

Ruin gladly answered Kaz's question 「 Wrath shall be your second target. A soul charred by hatred roams freely, This pitiful holding will fall into chaos if Wrath is not purged. Should chaos emerge in this land, I shall claim a soul bound to you.」

Well, That is an uncomfortable time limit. The last time, you had a specific date. Ooooh this is gonna be bad.

" Where should we start to look?" Maq, who was surprisingly cool-headed this whole time, wanted to get more info outta him.

「 Seek the horned one with no petals...」 The eye(s) focused on... the White Stag? What?

「 As I offer you death, I offer you life」 Both Jukk , the orc who had led you to the apartment above the shop and Horace were about to open the door before the time freeze with Miss Stag on the other side of the street.

「 Wrath had planned for the horned one's demise today and yet her servants would be the ones to perish this day. One life can be spared, the other will die. Your choice.」

Oh nonononno... he is doing that shit again. Last time... Mouten , Eplis. Toying with lives like this. What will happen if you remained silent? Will he kill both?

>Save Jukk
>Save Horace
>I am done playing with your stupid games!
>[Remain silent]
>Guys, I can't do this by myself. We...we need to vote.
>Write in!
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>>5003251
>>Save Horace

No really, who's jukk
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>>5003251
>Guys, I can't do this by myself. We...we need to vote.

We’re a team
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>>5003296
You know what why not team decision on who to let die
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>>5003296
>>5003329
"Horace must live, The centaur will keep the hag alive."

"Yep."

"I concur. Only for her connection to Wrath." The three of you looked at Veishu , waiting for his response.

He was having none of that.

"W-what are you doing? We shouldn't bargain with this evil spirit. We must save them all!"

"Them's the breaks, Veishu, trust me, I tried. that before."

"No! I-i refuse! P-providence!" His vigrious attempt to summon his persona had fizzled out real quick.

"Dude, we can't bring them here." It would have been cool though.

"P...p..p-p,," The Dryad had eventually fallen on his knees while trying to achieve the impossible.

「 A noble attempt, a fruitless one. Your vessel will creak under such weight. Too weak and fragile. Do you wish to rest in a early grave?」

The thing about Ruin is that he *never* lied to you or the gang so far unlike HNNNNNG, unlike HNNNNNNNG. POINT IS, Veishu might be in danger if he continued to try to summon his persona.

"P-p..." Blood was slowly dripping from his mask, a small piece of his right branch had just fell off. You must act, Fast!

>Tackle Veishu to the ground to snap him out of it.
>Don't do anything. Veishu can handle it.
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>>5004304
>>Tackle Veishu to the ground to snap him out of it.

Veishu I appreciate the effort buddy but you are literally bleeding
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>>5004304
>Tackle Veishu to the ground to snap him out of it.

I am laughing my ass off at every party member just deciding Horace
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>>5004308
>>5004392


You went for a tackle right away , shouting " Just do it , already!"

Time had resumed its course with a loud explosion obliterating Jukk in a flash. Horrace should have turned into chunks of meat too but you felt the presence of a brief barrier of eyes protecting him from the explosion.

It didn't protect him from the shockwave however. The centaur was sent flying across the street slamming hard against a small hatchback where he lied there in shamble.

"Maq? Maq!" Of course she would head straight into the aftermath " Guys, Stay here for a sec while I bring her back!"

_________________________

Chaos is not enough to describe what is going on right now. There is too much smoke and the fire is slithering its way to to the rest of the building ,Screams were soon to be heard. You found Miss Stag, who was unscathed, kneeling over the big centaur already tearing some of her clothes to bandage up horace.

"Don't you dare and die on me!" It was more of an order than anything. The fire burning inside her eyes was fiercer than the one behind her. Your Boss was too angry to shed a single tear.

" Boss, Don't it..." The centaur struggled to utter these words.

"The fuck are you talking about?!!!" Miss Stag was down to her , ahem.

"Don't.. start a war. You, we are better... than this."

" Are you-"

"Promise me." His bloodied hand grabbed onto her shoulder "Round table, then, wait..."

"Help is on the way." She finally noted you and Maq "The FUCK are you two looking at? Get OUT OF HERE, NOW!"

You should listen to her, you are already have trouble breathing and you are OUTSIDE of the burning building. Both the ambulance and the firefighters should arrive in ten minutes or so. That is a lot of time for those who are trapped inside.

This is REALLY a stupid and a suicidal idea, Johann. Don't do it, your health will be permanently affected by diving head first into danger without any proper training. Don't be a glory seeker. It will most likely backfire....

...or not.

>Got it [Take Maq away from the scene]
> [ Head inside, check for anyone in the ground floor ] [Skill 3 AND Strength 3 required] [1 ACTION]
> [ Head inside, check for anyone in the FIRST floor ] [Skill 5 AND Strength 5 required] [1 ACTION]
> [ Head inside, check for anyone in the SECOND floor ] [Skill 7 AND Strength 7 required] [1 ACTION]
> [ Head inside, check for anyone in the THIRD floor ] [Skill 9 AND Strength 9 required] [1 ACTION]
>Write in
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>>5004439
>>Got it [Take Maq away from the scene]
>>
>>5004584
+++ White Stag

You and Maq had returned to the safety of the dorm. You still can't imagine it... a freaking bomb? here? Sirens echoed throughout your neighborhood as firetrucks poured into the site. You saw it all from across the window.

" This Wrath individual will stop at nothing until the dryad is dead." said Kaz calmly.

"We won't allow them to do that. We will do it this time without any killing." You had to stress the last part again and again.

"Of course," The elf agreed " Our sanctuary won't be accessible today, I suggest monitoring the situation, very, very carefully."

Kaz was right, the garage is close to the spice shop. Too much traffic to Moonworld , you don't want any 'accident' to happen.

" What did the centaur mean with 'Round table' ?" Asked Veishu who was still horrified from this carnage.

" 'tmeans that Lady Boss gots herself a meetin' with the top players of this stinkin' city state." Red casually explained, wait, Red ?

" What are you doing here?" Veishu preferred to stand behind you as you addressed the tattooed Stag.

" Lady Boss wanted me to go a lil' check up on yous. What a cheerful bunch ye got under yer wings, boyo. A plant lad and a knifer who got a silver spoon up his arse."

"Well, that's a first." Kaz raised his eyebrows "What a colourful set of vocabulary your ... 'friend' has."

"We are *fine*, Red." You were in no mood for bickering , ending the conversation as soon as possible.

" I'll give ye an update on the next morn. Oh and catch." You caught your old phone , what a nice (albeit poorly timed) surprise.

With that out of the way, your fellow hunters had no reason to stick around, each one was about to move along.

New Objective: Purge Wrath before ???


>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
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>>5005456
>>Write in!
>Since your here Kaz, you wanna hang out? [Rank Up]

Social link time
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>>5005471
+1
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>>5005471
>>5005481
"Now? Well, I suppose I do have some free time."

"Alright! Where are we going?"

" Let's keep it a surprise for now."

__________________

"Now arriving at Ferinth station, Espara." Kaz being Kaz, The elf refused any pons from your end, He didn't say where are you two going so far. Probably somewhere fancy since are in the second best district in Cairth and all that.

"What in the...?"

"Welcome to the Grand Library, Johann." You were awe-struck by its magnificence the moment you resurfaced. The place was a whole new level worthy of getting called the Well of Knowledge. This *had* to be a palace at some time, no ways elves are so willing to waste millions of pons (or it ancient equivalent) on a single library.

Your experience was mired by the lingering gazes of elves passing by as if your very breath is corrupting everything it touched. Your skin is thick enough to ignore their casual racism.

The grand library had two giant doors and other smaller one, each one was designated for a certain type of visitors. Thankfully, Kaz used his magic on the guards to begrudgingly let you in with him.

Your head was spinning from so many statues, engravings and other lavish decorations. They had book shelves EVERYWHERE, even in the very walls waaay up. You have zero idea how can they retrieve any of these books.

Kaz didn't lead you to one of those private reading lounges or rooms. Instead , he went through the maze that is the public section of the library navigating one reading table after the other until he reach a particular one almost separated from the rest by more shelves. There was an elven kid sitting there, clearly so absorbed by her book of aviation by a pixie author. Your fellow hunter politely asked the child to leaving, bribing her with a piece of candy.

"About forty years ago, a well known biologist had bumped with an equally renowned fencer who had gained immense popularity from her playstyle, cheerful altitude and playfulness."

"Okay, and?"

Kaz sighed slowly " These individuals were my parents."

>Dude, ewww. You brought me all the way here just for that?
>Did they... erm, like right here?
>So who made the first move?
>Umm, Cool I guess.
>Why are you telling me this?
>Write in!
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>>5005524
>>Why are you telling me this?

I mean, cool backstory and all, but why tell us this?
>>
>>5005524
>Well don’t just leave it at that, you got me listening.
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>>5005616
Changing to this, sounds better
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>>5005616
>>5005646

" Whenever their relation had gone sour, he would always bring her here with a special book at hand as a present to make amends. He already knew her tastes so picking up something to her liking wasn't a tremendous task. "

"The 'book corner of apologies' " Kaz chuckled " I should bring you there once, It is quite the collection they have amassed over the years."

"Kaz, my man, what are you getting at?" It is very unusual for him to be so indirect like that.

"What I am trying to say is: I do apologize for eliminating lust. One can't think straight with death nibbling at your heels." Those words weren't so easy to come out of his mouth " To Keep the tradition, I wish to buy you a book from here. Yet, I know little of your taste."

>Pffft, what? That's so gay.
>So wait, who is the husband and the wife in your take? Calling dibs on the hubby!
>Just give me money if you are feeling sorry. Moon knows I need it.
>You shouldn't apologize to me, Kaz. We are fellow hunters. Gotta look for each other.
>What is done is done.
>I got something in mind [Specify]
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>>5005732
>You don’t no reason to feel you need to apologize to me, Kaz. We are fellow hunters. Gotta look for each other.
>>
>>5005737
Fucking grammar. You have*
>>
>>5005737
Support
>>
>>5005737
+++++ Kaz
+ ALL STATS

"Please, I must insist."

"It's cool , Kaz." You repeated yourself " I am not that much of a reader , believe you me, my foster dad tried a lot but I always found my way out of it."

"Oh, That's a shame." The red haired elf was disappointed for a fleeting second " Well, I suppose we must go elsewhere. How about the Vinoplex?"

"The what now?"

"Cinema, Johann. There is one nearby." He looked at his watch "We still got time at hand, Shall we?"

"Alright!" You fist pumped the air in excitement, gonna watch a movie in rich people's cinema! You always wanted to see what was it like from inside.

The movie in question was called The Tragedy of Sir Veauxl which was pretty well-rounded and engaging, definitely worth 3.5 hours of screen-time. You were soon to return to the dorm afterwards. Chaos still lingered in the streets, albeit a little more contained this time.

Kaz, what a great guy you are. You are lucky to have met someone like him.

C.B RANK UP [Devil Arcana]

RANK II [Brilliance of Six]
-ALL forms of healing can CRIT + Critical Chance

RANK III [???]
???

-Outside: That orc hobo is still pestering anyone outside the dorm.
-Outside: Lev had closed Alute's doors behind her so she can shop in peace.
-Outside: Police officers are slowly questions all potential eye witnesses.


>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
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>>5006556
>>GO TO [Clinic]

Time to get our blood sucked
>>
>>5006577
+1

Hell yeah
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>>5006577
>>5006583

MIDDAY
-40 Pons


You didn't want to stick around here with all the CPD around so you took the first bus to Gabiel for another round of blood 'donation'. Should you call her by her first or second name? Dr. Khattree is easier on the tongue but you are more accustomed to the first one.

The Arachnni was pre-occupied with certain... visitors. More elves in suits who think they are above all, much like last time in the dorm, they left the clinic defeated without any hint of success.

"Amateurs." Her words almost pierced their backs as you made your way inside " Oh, Jokhann, what a pleasant surprise. Ready to resume our wokhk?"

"You bet. No biting though."

"Of cokhrse." She smiled , "Shall we?"

You got 10 KH Units

>Stage I [0/30]
>Project KAZ [10/1000]
>KH-PLNC [3 KH, Enter a death-like state for 1 hour or 10 turns in the moonworld]
>KH-FLTM [2 KH, Convert ALL of your HP into TIME, will K.O ]
>KH-JCK [1 KH, +5 Strength but -4 Study]
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>>5006625
>>Stage I [0/30]
>All 10
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>>5006641

+++++ Khakigg

You kinda wished the nurse did the biting this time because that syringe hurts so bad. Allergy to needles is a thing, yep. At least you got your juice box, mmm , mango.

Miss Khakigg did a quick check up on you in the meantime "You eakht too much junk food. This isn't good for your health."

"I know, I know, it is cheap though and I am low on pons. Story of my life."

"Is that so? I am too busy todkhay to walk my pet Aegia. Can you handle him? I will pay you 200 Pons for the troukhble."

"What kind of pet is he? A dog? A Gyag?" You had to ask first.

"No,no" She shook her head " It is a Khavit, one eyed underground lizard. Very loyal and friendly. My people had bred it to protect our egg clutches."

>You got it [ 1 ACTION]
>Can't do, sorry [Leave]
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>>5006625
>Stage I [0/30]
>10 Units
>>
>>5006658
>You got it [ 1 ACTION]

Anything for spider MILF
>>
>>5006658
>>You got it [ 1 ACTION]
May as well
>>
>>5006670
>>5006678
++++++++++ Khakigg


"So, Where is the little fell-OH SHIT!" You freaked out once you saw the beast hiding in the other room. That lizard was *huge*, his single eye was quite bulbous on top of his forehead allowing him to see in all directions. His scales were white as snow with the exception of his tail which was slightly reddish in colour.

Your panicking had prompted him to open his wide maw revealing needle-like teeth and a gaping abyss that was his throat. Pretty sure he can swallow a small dog in one gulp.

All it took was one quick back scratch for Aegia to calm down, his split tongue licking the Arachni's finger vigorously "Under any circumstance, stay away from any eggs or egg like struckhtures or objects. His instincts will kick in. "

"A-anything else I should know?" You are in the deep now. All for pons.

"No headpats or belly rubs. Stay out of other Khavit males, they are very, very territorikhal. " Ohhh, this is gonna be fun, you can already tell.

_________________________

Walking something quadruple your weight while being in charge seemed to be impossible but Aegia was pretty nice actually. Sure, his all-seeing eye is kinda creepy but everything is manageable so far.

Strolling around Gabiel was pretty comfortable actually at this time of day. The sun was setting casting her last golden rays on the snow. This moment was quickly ruined by the lizard's blue piss on a poor tree. Damn, it stinks really bad.

"You have got to be kidding me. Just across the street, an orc was carrying a large carton of eggs

"Easy, easy-" Your head was sunk into the soft snow not a second later. That beast was closing distance at INSANE speed forcing the orc to hurry the moon back to the supermarket dropping the eggs in the process.

Yet, you didn't find an oversized lizard slamming his head first in the reinforced door or anything like that. In fact, Aegia was no where to be seen ? Huh?

"Here! here!" A dryad kid kept pointing downwards, ohhh noooo. That stupid lizard had fell through a manhole ignoring all the yellow tape and cones. Lucky for the orc of course but not for you.

"Aegia? Aegia?" No response, Moon damn it! It is pretty dark down here AND the ladder downward looked pretty sketchy (and slippery). Just what are you gonna do?


>Pay for the eggs [40 pons]
>Don't Pay

AND

>Ask anyone nearby for help
>Call emergency services
>Call Miss Khakigg
>Get down there yourself [ Skill 2]
>Write in!
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>>5006715
>Pay for the eggs [40 pons]
Don’t want an angry orc on us
>Get down there yourself [ Skill 2]
Skillz
>>
>>5006723
Support
>>
>>5006723
>>5006815

+Skill
+Sympathize
+200 Pons
-40 Pons
559 Pons

Before you went down the manhole, you quickly gave the orc his money since it was the right thing to do despite the cries of your wallet. Slowly, you took the dangerous ladder and plunged downwards to damp and relatively dark environment. Yep, your clothes are ruined.

You kept calling for that stupid lizard while using the flash of your phone to illuminate the way. The smell of rotten fish from earlier had steeled your senses against what lies here. Any slip could prove to be fatal here so better watch your step.

"There you are!" You took a sigh out of relief when you found him hissing at a wall for some reason. At first, you thought nothing of it but then your empyreal eye saw it...

A tear in the veil, small as a pinhead. It was expanding at a glacial pace. This was a bit concerning to say the least.

"Alright, buddy, let's get you home. You caused me a lot of trouble, you know." The Mono-eyed waggled his tail before giving you a friendly lick. Eww, slimly.

Now, how in the moon are you gonna get that beast out of here? Well, the first course of action is to return to the manhole; you don't want to get lost down here of all places.

When you returned, a team of firefighters were about to go down here. You just saved them half the trouble.

"Can you put this harness on your pet?" A centaur firefighter shouted from above.

"Yeah, just a sec." You made sure it was properly secured before giving them the greenlight. Aegia was a bit confused as it was getting lifted in the air, He didn't panic though. Mission accomplished.

Ah, fresh air. You thanked the brave men and women of the CFD for their services. Time to return this bad boy to his home.

___________________

You got your pons and a story to tell to Miss Khakigg. She wasn't mad surprisingly enough stating that her pet often gets himself in trouble.

Two buses later, you returned back to the dorm with a growling stomach. Guess it is time for nearly expired dinner. Yay.

_______________________________

3/9 [DAYS TO PURGE WRATH: ???]

SUNDAY
HODD/THAMI
BLIZZARD
MORNING

「Continue Maq's rehabilitation 」
「LYST: Reach the highest point in Cairth」
「 Find the Director」
「 Find the identity of Wrath OR pay enough Makka to Paloa」
「 Visit the Moris」

Back to Garsis, can't say you are very excited for that proposal. Same thing with everybody except for weirdos like Lev. After yesterdays dinner, you couldn't stomach Tecig's gift so you threw it all in the trash.

You could go to alute to buy food right now but you might get late , alternatively, you can beg for food or just ignore breakfast...oh no, you really need some energy today; you will deal with the gyag Grubb is keeping for you in the biology class. You and Kaz.

>Begging time.
>Alute time
>Involuntary Fasting time.
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>>5007573
>Involuntary Fasting time.
Who actually eats breakfast anyways? We can just get some water to hold us over from the tap.
>>
>>5007573
>>Alute time
We must support our friend who is probably sick
>>
>>5007605
Switch to this
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>>5007602
>>5007605
>>5007602

Nope, you will buy food later. Your classes come first. Sorry, stomach.

___________________

" Don't be silly, these 'hunters' aren't real."

"They are! I just know it, how do you explain the patchskin rapist, huh?"

"Satha works in mysterious ways."

"You'll see, they will be the next big thing and you will feel for stupid for doubting them."

"100 pons?"

"You are on."

_____________________________

" Oh hi Johann, how was your week?" Gwinyr and a couple of students were waiting outside the academy, each with a handful of newspapers.

"Well, I-"

"Mine was TERRIBLE." very typical " I had so many articles, those Moo Hunters or whatever are giving me a head ache."

"Moo?"

"You know what I mean." She frowned for a split second " Pleeease do me a favour and buy a Garsis Weekly... the week of festivities really screwed us over, we need to bounce back somehow."

>I got a Gyag to cut wide open soo... see you in class.
>Only because you said the magic word [30 pons]
>Gotta support the news, right? I will take two [60 Pons]
>Write
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>>5007627
>>Only because you said the magic word [30 pons]

Damn it, being polite! My only weakness!
>>
>>5007627
>Only because you said the magic word [30 pons]

We need to see job offers
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>>5007630
>>5007630
-30 Pons
529 Pons
+Garsis Weekly

"You are the best." She almost snatched the pons out of your hand latching off the next student who just wanted to enter the academy. Can't say you didn't see this coming...

_______________

BIOLOGY
________________

As usual, Mr Kaff had two thermal cups full of caffeinated goodness. That didn't stop him from falling asleep as more students poured in with miss reporter being the last one to enter.

"Hmm, what? Yeah, yeah . On it." Your biology teacher muttered "Right, right, morning everyone, I hope you had a wonderful week. Sucks to come here, huh? Come on, don't be shy. I too was a student once, one with a medical excuse for some sweet naps."

The human pulled out with old student ID, he wasn't ashamed of showing how goofy he was a decade ago. This cheerfulness of his didn't last for long as he had something important to say.

" Principal Yurvek had informed me that a certain student will join you today. She has been..." It was hard for him to continue his sentence , he forced himself anyways "... in an accident leaving her with permanent physical and psychological disabilities. I ask you not to put any unwanted pressure on her. I am told this is the very day she went outdoor in more than half a year. Be gentle, Be respectful. "

A new student? Well, That's a bit W-

Waiiiit a second, hold on. Can it be her? Sure enough, a gentle knock was heard.

It was Naviesh K'trta.

1/2
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>>5007630
>>5007650
>>5007665

Yes, the same pixie whose desk was repeatedly vandalized by several asshats around here. Her mere sight alone cause some of the girls to cringe while the asshat bunch snickered.

There is a LOT going on with her. Her right arm and wing were missing, the left wing wasn't encased or anything (she can't fly anyways so what is the point?). It was once beautiful but the wing is mostly tattered with some parts shriveled up from fire? Probably?

Her face confirms your previous theory. The right side is wrapped up in bandages down to her neck, you can see a hint of scars at near the edge. Most of her face-slits had fused together even in her left side forming these strange depressions. It was obvious that she is wearing a black wig, did the fire eat her hair too? Finally, She had this weird device at the base of her neck: a small beige box with teeny tiny buttons.

The pixie just stood there frozen by the many gazes of shitty elves who need good smacking. Her eyes had never left the floor unable to meet theirs,, eventually, she limped her way over to Mr. Kaff.

[I..My name is-] She stopped when someone in the back was hiding his laughter. She stunned the class with her robo-voice or synth-like tone like the one you would find in rave music. Words were coming out of her mouth NOT the box-thing. This is unheard of.

"Cybrog bitch..."

"Probably blew her up in her drug lab..."

"Toasty, heheh..."

"Beef jerky..."

"Nice wig..."

More and more malicious whispers piled in from the back. You noticed Bogza who was having none of that like but he didn't want to disturb the class just for Naviesh's sake.

The Pixie gave up on introducing herself. She went for her clean desk instead where she was having some trouble sitting down because of her seemingly heavy backpack and having one arm . Under most circumstances, you would help her out. The thing is: Helping her out might harm her in two ways.

She will might be bullied even more for this simple gesture AND The pixie must rely on herself more on her way to full recovery. By helping her, you are hindering her self-reliance.

>Help her anyways
>She can handle it.
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>>5007704
>>Help her anyways

SYMP moment SYMP moment
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>>5007704
>Help her anyways

I’ve never wanted to symp so hard in my life.

Also while it may hurt her self reliance, thinking that you’re all alone when in a situation like with would be way worse for her mentally than needing to rely on someone when you’re crippled.
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>>5007750
>>5007751

+++ Sympathize

Screw that noise, you are gonna help her out.

[...!] The pixie was legit terrified from you invading her personal space producing a techno-gurgle that further encouraged the asshats to make fun of her even more

This wasn't anything like Lev's spazzing out which can be kinda cute at times, there was nothing but fear in her eyes as you were trying to help her.

Once that was settled, Mr. Kaff gave the class a brief introduction to Gyag anatomy and what made them tick. It was then off to the lab for some nasty, nasty business.

_____________

Your partner in crime and other students from different classes were already there; the whole business with Naviesh did take some time.

Grubb made quite an entrance with a cart full of dead Gyags piled on each other. You don't see any wounds on them, just how did the orc kill them?

Of course, the pixie didn't have any biology partner or a gyag to begin with. She sat on a lonely chair in the farthest reach of the lab, eyes downward. Other students were already tearing her apart in their chatters.

While Mr. Kaff was preparing the lab's projector, Kaz whispered something to your ear while not showing any lick of sympathy " Who is this girl? "

>My Luno-Astrology partner.
>Does it matter? She'll kill herself soon enough when there are so many assholes being so inconsiderate like that.
>Naviesh, She is gonna have one hell of a time here in Garsis
> A dead pixie walking...
>Write in!
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>>5008596
muh treep
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>>5008596
>My Luno-Astrology partner, Naviesh. She is gonna have one hell of a time here in Garsis. Should we try and help her out?

I will combine your options, and there is nothing you can do to stop me!
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>>5008600
+++Study
+Skill

"Not our problem, She should brought her Gyag."

"Dude, what?" you tried not to raise your voice.

"I didn't see you hurrying to the orc vagabond near your dorm. Not your problem." Kaz briefly help the janitor to put the dead Gyag on the sterile table.

"But this is different, don't be like that!"

"Like what? Besides, I believe she would be exempted from various classes and activities due to her disabilities. One can do so little with a single arm." There is a nugget of truth in Kaz's words, your fellow hunter can be cruel sometimes.

It turns out, Kaz was indeed in the right, Mr. Kaff asked her to only take notes bringing her close to him as he turned on the projector for a quick video clip of proper dissection.

Time to dig in.

Kaz was quite skillful in gutting the poor creature, the scalpel felt like an extension to his slim fingers. As for you... yeah, you sucked BIG TIME partially due to your current miserable state of constant hunger. You learned quite a lot about the four-eyed mutant. They have two specialized organs: One acts as a genetic scrubber that is used in cancer therapy and the other is quite the opposite looking for any GOOD mutated gene that might increase the survivability of the gyag and its offspring.

____________________

BREAK TIME

____________________

Gotta eat something... so hungry.

-Library: Veishu is reading some religious text
-Infirmary: Kaz is speaking with Miss Khakigg
-Coutyard: Naviesh is praticially hiding behind the botany/kitchen tower.

>GARSIS WEEKLY
>CAFETERIA
>WORKING ADS
>KIOSK
>INFIRMARY
>Rest a bit by yourself
>Write in!
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>>5008639
>CAFETERIA
GOTTA GET THAT GRUB
>>
>>5008639
>CAFETERIA
HUNGRY
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>>5008644
>>5008670
-29 Pons
500 Pons

Ah yes, the two sisters who got more hair on their face than your whole body. Edda and Enna were their names, right?

Gwinyr sat by herself in the center of the cafeteria , she was going ham on this mega 'stress meal' while retaining elven food etiquette. The smell alone was mouth-watering.

"Whatchya want ,Cat-cat? Actually, don't answer that." Edda didn't give you a chance to speak "Mystery meal."

"But I-"

"30 pons." Ehh, you are no in position to argue. you just wanna cram anything in your stomach. Since they didn't have change, they settled for 29 pons instead.

This mystery meal was a small cup of steamed rice with some kind of meat dipped in weird brown sauce. It wasn't very filling but it was delicious AND cheap. You had half a mind for a second round if it hadn't been for the two dryads sitting in a nearby table.

They spoke of the pre-festivities assignments which prompted you to bolt outta here for the principal's office delivering them just in time.

___________________

ELVEN POETRY

____________________

Kaz's point of view kept burrowing inside your head for a while. Is it really your problem? Do you only care because it is a girl? That jerk arachni teacher also had similar disabilities , however, you don't care at all for him. What class is next by the way.

Oh no.

Oh no.

Naviesh won't make it, she is already under a LOT of pressure from her peers. It seems other students are just waiting for the moment Miss Tharanael arrives.

And so she did. The elf physically recoiled at the sight of the poor girl, her high end prosthetic arm saved her from losing balance.

<Class is DISMISSED!> She roared, violently opening the door again < Exam on chapter 1, 3 and 5 in next Thursday. Now go!>

The class was both frustrated and disappointed, that's a big chunk of elven poetry to revisit , or in your case : to visit since you rarely bother to study in the first place. This wasn't the first offender , however, what followed was much worse....

<You...> Her metallic finger pointed at Naviesh who was trembling in her desk <Stay here.>

She will roast her with elven supremacy taurshit. Parasite this, Parasite that. Why everyone is abusing her like that? Just why? As you were swamped with your thoughts, you found no one in the class except for your teacher and the pixie.

What are you going to do?


>Leave, Not your problem.
>Stay where you are. Refuse to leave.
>Stand up for Naviesh [Strength 5 OR Socialize 5 ]
>Sneakily set up your phone so it can record this verbal abuse [Skill 5]
>Leave, but glue your ears to the door afterwards.
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>>5008735
>Leave, but glue your ears to the door afterwards.
>>
>>5008735
>>Leave, but glue your ears to the door afterwards.

>You listen to Tharanel roast the shit out of Navi behind the door. You learn new elven words

>Your study has increased!
>>
>>5008901
>>5009426

You wished you could just hold your ground against this blatant abuse, in the end, you found yourself outside of the class. This didn't stop you from gluing your ears to the door though.

This brilliant plan of yours wasn't as glamorous as you might have thought for two reasons: It wasn't actually quiet in the hallways AND other students took intrest in what you were doing so they piled in as well.

You didn't hear much save for muffled sobbing here and there. Your Luno-Astrology teacher just happened to pass by causing everyone to scram like sacredly cats including yourself; he will definitely tell her if you lingered a bit more.

__________________________

AFTER SCHOOL

__________________________

You couldn't find the pixie after the classes were over, just where did she go? Probably bolted the moon outta here after such a horrifying day. Shame.

Back at the dorm, you found Red speaking with Maq close to Alute. He gave you a whistle the moment he saw you.

"Got some bad news for ye, " He cleared his throat brushing his red hair with his hand " The lads and lassies of the round had similar attacks, fingers flyin and pointin at all each."

"And Horace?"

"He's a tough nut, boyo. He'll live." His quick smile had faded away " Other than agreein to disagreein, the big shots don't have a lick of proof or evidence bout who dun it . The killin will start at the end of April."

"What? Like a gang war?" Shit. Just like what ruin had said.

" Pretty much. Can't wait meself cause I got a ... score to settle." He lowered his voice upon seeing Gonshak police car " Don't do anything stupid in these two month, ye hear?"

Red had no idea.

New Objective: Purge Wrath before the 30th of April

>TURQUOISE TORTOISE
>LOUNGE
>GO TO [Specify]
>CALL [Specify]
>KITCHEN
>STUDY
>ALUTE
>ELLA MEGAMARKET
>Write in!
>>
>>5009584
>ALUTE

We need to get some healthy food
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>>5009589

"Food..."

"Oh, You finished t-"

"Fooood, got money." You sounded like a zombie for good reason. The war factory that is your stomach needs more fuel.

You have 500 pons

-Ashina's Delights [x5 for 200] [180!]
+20% HP to ALL allies

-Choco-Bobo [x5 for 100] [90!]
+20% Hp, Adds BLOAT status ailment

- Poduundagen [x2 for 120] [108!]
+5 TIME , Immune to FIRE damage for 1 Turn

- Swan Lotto-olive [x3 for 150] [ 135!]
++ Crit chance

- Mattano Mix [x1 for 50] [45!]
+1 Random buff

-MOTHEX Package [x4 for 300] [270!]
Revives 1 K.O Ally with 10% hp

-Lucky Buducka [x3 for 60] [54!]
+ TIME gain after combat

- Ash Crimsonics [x1 for 100] [90!]
Adds +50 extra health for 3 turns

>Buy food item [Specify]
>Decide to help Tecig out [1 ACTION]
>Don't, leave [Choose your next action]
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>>5009616
>All Chocobobs
>All Buducka
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>>5009682
And for our after action
>Visit Khakig [RANK UP]
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>>5009616
>buducka
>>
Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>5009682
>>5009729
>>
>>5009730
After this I’m in support of
>Ella
Since it’s not an action then
>Leveling up with Spider nurse
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>>5009682
++++ Tecig
-54 Pons
446 Pons
+3 Lucky Buducka

"Thanks! You sure got enough pons?" Tecig was a bit concerned.

"Don't you worry about it. Oh, oh!" His face brightened for a second "There is an Ollad match next Thursday, you in?"

"You bet! Errr...I will try to make way for it. You know how busy a student's life can be." No solid promises just in case. What a bro.

Still, his stuff is kinda limited. In order to lose some weight, you gotta eat healthy food. That's why you had to head to Ella for a change. Sorry Tecig.
___________________
" Hiiiiiiiiii~ Welcome to Ella's , returning customer? Of course you are~ , where else could you buy the finest m-"

Oh boy, here we go with those creepy maid trying to snatch you for themselves.

"Hiiiii! Welcome to Ella's! Have you tried our Elvonium membership ? Too expensive? for the low, low price of 100 pons. You can have the BEST maid there is for all of your.... shopping needs." The first maid with short black hair was mogged by another maid with long platinum blonde hair.

"You don't want to go with her~ pick me <3"

"No, pick me! I know every single aisle. Clearly the superior option here. She was hired just this week!"

>You are coming me , Blondie [ 100 Pons]
>I dunno, She did come first, sooo .... [100 Pons]
>Ladies... why not both? [200 Pons]
>Not. Intrested [Continue shopping without those pesky maids]
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>>5009760
>>Not. Intrested [Continue shopping without those pesky maids]

Begone, THOT
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>>5009760
>Not. Intrested [Continue shopping without those pesky maids]

Maids are top tier but cost way to much
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>>5009775
>>5009788

You don't have the luxury to hire either of them so you just had to leave them both bickering for the next customer. Obviously, there is A LOT of healthy food in the megamarket.. Most of the stuff here is expensive even with discounts.

Veg-Mix [S] [100 Pons]
A small assortment of vegetables, can make up to 3 meals provided that you have the ingredients for them.

Veg-Mix [M] [180 Pon]
An acceptable assortment of vegetables, can make up to 5 meals provided that you have the ingredients for them.

Veg-Mix [L] [270 Pons]
A large assortment of vegetables, can make up to 7 meals provided that you have the ingredients for them.

Cyrreal-C [ 90 Pons]
100% heal but lose 20% of your HP per turn

Yogurtarium [150 Pons]
Actions costs makka instead of TIME/HP/ETC

CeeWee [ 75 Pons]
Immune to charmed and sickled for 3 turns

Lotto-Bismard [200 Pons]
Immune to ALL status effects for 3 turns.

>Buy something [Specify]
>Buy something other than healthy food [Specify]
>Mizzitup?
>Don't buy anything, leave.
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>>5010613
>Veg-Mix [S] [100 Pons] 2

We need to learn to cook, possibly get miss yuni or veishu to help us.
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>>5010628
Support

No meals we eat it out of the package like a man
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>>5010628
>>5010637
-200 pons
-40 Pons
206 pons
+2 Veg-Mix [S]

That'll do. After stocking the fridge with YOUR food, you felt like paying the nurse a visit.

"Oh, Johann. Whkhat are you doing here?" Miss Khakigg was actually loading her spider-motorcycle with three electric guitars. Instead of her usual lab coat and such, She wore a black leather jacket , spiked collar with heavy eyeliner.... she looked like a whole different person.

"The blood test thing? Yeah, that."

"You are a poor likhar." She couldn't help but smile at your awkwardness " Go home, We can save any question you have for tommorokhw. I am getting late for my band."

>O-ok, See you tomorrow.
>Urm, who is taking care of Aegia?
>You are in a band?
>write in!
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>>5010664
>>You are in a band?

Don't lie, you'd watch a spider rock band
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>>5010679
+1

Who wouldn’t.
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>>5010679
>>5010683

" Well yekhs," She replied as she was revving up the engine " We are the Webb Saga. Hardly known outsikhde a couple of bars and Caf-"

Her phone was buzzing out of the sudden, someone is calling " Yes? You can't be serious! Yes, yes, I understakhand."

"What's wrong?" Her face distorted after the call.

" A... special delivery was supposkhed to passed through Midden, then to Koris then to me. The idiot courier claims that has lost it. I paid a good monekhy for it!" She accidentally flared her fangs in anger.

"Erm..can't you get your money back?" you don't get what this whole fuzz is about just yet.

" It is not exactly... legkhal in Cairth. I *need* those stem cells and blood samples. They are vital for my research." She admitted, you do get that sometimes, you gotta bend the rules.

"How about buyin-"

"Waikht." Miss Khakigg stopped you for a second. almost throwing her helmet in rage " That lying piekhce of..."

The Arachni made a couple of calls to confirm whatever he had in mind "I knew it! He is going to sell them to that Khykhrr;vdnnein , URGH!"

"Some context please?"

"She is a plagiarizer! theikhf! Stole my early research, no...i..." Her eight pointy legs suddenly became quite wobbly. She almost lost her balance in this moment.

"Are you okay, Miss Khakigg?"

"Yekhs, just a brief Vasovagal syncope. My kind suffer from a unique chronic type of anemia because of our 'legal' diet. It only contains ~40% of our daikhly needs. I wished I had the strekhngth to go to filthy mudhut she calls a clinikhic and get my delivery back....I am too...."

The nurse was in utter defeat , already calling her band for the bad news. You can't exactly envy her or her kind; they were forced to be born under a certain moon, they can drink (eat?) real blood without prosecution. There has to be something you can say or do here. Otherwise, the research will have quite a setback.

>You can't just give up right now!
>Tough luck, sorry for jinxing you...twice.
>Sick em with Aegia. Lizard power!
>Write in!
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>>5010712
>>Write in!
>I could get the stem cells back for you?
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>>5010717
+1

Heist movie time
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>>5010717
>>5010743

" You cakhn?" She was astonished at your very bold suggestion.

"Yep. Just you wait! Be right back!" You are your big mouth... just how in the moon are you gonna do it? Politely asking for it? Your stupidity is-hold up, Red can help you, right?

You called the Stag who took a while to pick up, "Oy , what's cookin'?"

Carefully, you explained the whole conundrum asking for help at the end "Looking to polish your knob , eh?"

"I-it is not like that!" You immediately protested .

"Whatevs, I'll be yer wingman for tonight, think of it as a... favour for the contact infos we got from your phone."

"Wow, really?"

" 'Course! Breakin and Enterin is me specialty. I would join in too but I don't fancy spider cooch.. or fangs."

"RED!" Thank goodness no one is listening to your spicy conversation.

" See you in hmmm...an hour, O'hann."

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You avoided the main street since you don't wanna deal with any police officer while waiting your knight in tattooed armour to arrive.

The man of the hour had arrived carrying a blue duffle bag with a broad smile on his face.

"You got it?" you asked.

" See for yerself." Both the samples and the stem cells were carefully stored in metal cylinders "The Daft cunt had 0000 password on her safe, easiest job ten stacks on me life. "

"Huh?"

"The safe had some pons ripe for the takin' . I'll get me some fine arse tonight. Espara arses. What's with the look?"

>I will take the science stuff. Thanks Red.
>I think you should deliver it to the Doctor yourself. You did all the work afterall.
> Let's see Miss Khakigg together. Spin an epic story for me , will you?
>Write in!
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>>5011367
>>I will take the science stuff. Thanks

Red is a cool dude
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>>5011367
>Thanks Red this helps me a lot. Also my man, do you have any advice for pursuing a slightly older Arachni?
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>>5011371
>>5011376

++++++++++ Khakigg

"Ohhh, yer takin a dangerous path there, bruv. The answer is quite simple in fact: Blood. Make them addicted to yer man blood and ye'll drown in Arachni snatch in a jiffy." Just like that, he took the first bus he saw.

Blood huh? Well, you can vouch for that. She could barely stop herself from sucking you dry that one day. Snap out of it , Johann! You can't think of her like that!

At any rate, She was overjoyed and surprised by your resourcefulness promising you to take you to one of her performances (in cafe not in a bar).

CB Rank up! [Death Arcana]
Rank II [G-N-G]

Allows you to produce 20 KH units per week, personal K.O in combat has a small chance to produce extra 1-10 per week [doesn't stack]

Rank III [???]
???

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Afternoon

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Back to the dorm, you were waiting for a call from Aeternoon or something like that but it looks like that won't be necessary.

1/2
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>>5011371
>>5011376

" Good Afternoon , Domulus." An elf with short cyan hair, azure eyes and freckled chocolate skin was patiently waiting for your arrival. She was just a bit older and taller than you by the looks of it, maybe a year or two? Is that a scab at the base of her neck? Nah, it is... barkskin? huh?

"I am Julos Solis. Your Socius or partner." You just kept staring at her barkskin. She can't be a dryad; you don't see any branches and her polite mannerism is definitively elvish. She is either an elf with a weird scar or a hornless dryad. No inbetweens.

>Are you a dryad or an elf?
>I still have zero idea what I have gotten myself into.
>Just call me Johann. What is your name?
>So what are we gonna do?
>Write in!
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>>5011446
>So what are we gonna do?

Gotta act all business like