[Burichan] [Futaba] [Nice] [Pony]  -  [WT]  [Home] [Manage]

Report completed threads!

[Catalog View] :: [Archive] :: [Graveyard] :: [Rules] :: [Discussions] :: [Wiki] :: [Discord]

[Return] [Entire Thread] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]
Posting mode: Reply
Name (optional)
Email (optional, will be displayed)
Subject    (optional, usually best left blank)
File []
Embed (advanced)   Help
Password  (for deleting posts, automatically generated)
  • How to format text
  • Supported file types are: GIF, JPG, MP3, MP4, PNG, SWF, WEBM
  • Maximum file size allowed is 25600 KB.
  • Images greater than 250x250 pixels will be thumbnailed.

File 164129060103.png - (274.47KB , 800x799 , 1.png )
1019446 No. 1019446 ID: 7a1a17

Unofficial Discussion thread - https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/129715.html
Wiki - https://questden.org/wiki/The_Family_Business
Family Tradition Chapter 1 - https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/372338.html

"Pushing the speech forward? You know I just gave one like right before you invaded right? People are going to start getting ideas. Conspiracy nuts will be coming after me. After you for this."

"We anticipate zis. In fact, we are 'oping for it. Ze sooner we identify problem cases in your city, ze sooner we can form plans that isolate zem from ze populace with minimal damage."
200 posts omitted. Last 100 shown. Expand all images
No. 1060419 ID: f8083d

>I think I should get everyone I can trust together!
And provide a big, juicy bombing target to the enemy? I think you should warn them, but not gather them in the same location.
No. 1061035 ID: 7a1a17
File 168102491311.png - (303.12KB , 986x1041 , 106.png )

Okay fine, but I want it known I don't think a warning is enough for them. These people have wormed their way into one military that took over this island in a single friggin night. Just feels like if I leave them alone is asking for them to disappear even if they know the bad guy's are coming.

...but bringing them all together is also dangerous. I just hope this way is less.

"Oh. Hello what was it? The sugar-hair man"

Huh. So Bellany can control the whole body if Anders is asleep. Good to know I guess.

:nusergei:"It's Sergei Miss Bellany."

"Master Sergei then-", she stifles a yawn "To what do I owe the pleasure of being woken three hours before my duty shift?"

:nusergei:"I assume Nunnette told you anything?"

"Nunnette? Oh the poor dear looked quite flustered but was called away before she could tell me anything. Why?"

Oh no.

:nusergei:"Wait called away? By who?"

"I didn't recognize him. But with the number of pins on his uniform, he must have been an officer. Outside of the commander, I have no idea who any of them are. Look I'm sure she's fine, if you can just wait until morning-"

:nusergei:"You're going to be court marshaled!

"...I beg your pardon?"

:nusergei:"The rot runs all the way to the top. Nunnette is being silenced, and they're going to put you away so no one follows this! You're in danger if you don't make yourself scarce!"

She's quiet for a moment. It feels tense. Like I need to run, but I don't know in what direction.

"That is worrying. But...not that I don't believe you sir Rezan liaison", She emphasizes the last part. "But that's just it. You aren't part of the established Task Force structure. I hope you have more than just your word."


"You are asking me to disobey orders, abandon my station, and possibly betray my country. I need more than just this warning Sugar-hair."

No. 1061071 ID: e5709d

We could conjure non-Rezan magic to disprove her localized laws of realism.

I've got a small set from watching the other dimensions. What do you want? Spell-thief [Pymary]? Sorcerer-mutating [Constellations]? Or some standard program-like [Gemblood-Magic]?

...Screw it, [All of them at once].
No. 1061072 ID: df8a2e

All we have is our word. And I'm pretty sure Vidi would just convince her we are lying.

"You came to me with a problem. A problem you couldn't fix because nobody would listen. I was with Nunnette. People could listen to her. Now Nunnette is getting pushed around, an I'm coming to you with a warning. Remember we are technically enemies. I have no benefit helping you unless I genuinely think something far worse is threatening the both of us."

If she is still doubtful, remind her again of Junnette, ask how often does she get pushed around like that. We don't need her to follow us after all. Just doubtful enough to be cautious about showing up to work tomorrow
No. 1062143 ID: fd2dfa
File 168253442294.png - (517.67KB , 1920x1200 , 107.png )

Pyma-what? Gemblood?! Hang on I don't know what any of those-

:nusergei:"OH! WHOA-HO! OW!"

"Oh! Now that's an interesting display. Looks painful!"

:nusergei:"It's worse than it looks!"

"I have no doubt. Why is this happening?"

:nusergei:"A very, very stupid idea! Doesn't matter! Listen!"
:nusergei:deep inhale
:nusergei:"You came to me with aAAAIRG problem! A problem you couldn't fix because nobody would listen. I was with Nunnette! People-ACK! could listen to her. Now Nunnette is getting pushed around, an I'm-OOOOFA! coming to you with a warning. Remember we are tehteh-teEEEKchnically enemies. I have no benefit helping you unless I genuinely think something far worse is threatening the both of us!"

It seems the heartfelt speech and my agonizing lightshow was enough to convince. Miss Bellany agrees to to Anders when they wake up and they'll discuss about making themselves scarce. Job done everybody! But next time use something that doesn't hurt so fucking much! Ach-Ka I can barely move my legs!
No. 1062144 ID: fd2dfa
File 168253448672.png - (434.52KB , 1318x1149 , 108.png )

And further I


:nusergei:"Not so loud!"

"Huh? Oh yeah, late and stuff. Hey listen, your woman? I fixed everything!"

:nusergei:"My w-you spoke with Nunnette? Warned her? I mean-you actually got her to listen?

"Oh yeah I did that too."

:nusergei:"Did that too? What do you-"
No. 1062145 ID: fd2dfa
File 168253454526.png - (367.54KB , 1318x1149 , 109.png )

She drops-hey! That's the orb I found in that Other Place. What'd she call it? Crack Between or something?

:nusergei:"When did you get this?"

She pushes it into my hands and has this huge shit eating grin like she just made some joke but I missed the punchline.

"I just did. Look little shit, don't worry, I fixed it. Now if you'll excuse me I gotta go see a mortician about Danny."

:nusergei:"W-wait! You can't just say cryptic shit like that aaaaand she's gone...."

The hells was she talking about? You know? Fuck it. Too tired to think. I need rest. So much for resilience and all that crap...
No. 1062146 ID: fd2dfa
File 168253456508.png - (495.41KB , 1638x1416 , 110.png )

Aaaaand good morning cruel world. Seems to be happening more often where I just close my eyes and suddenly it's morning. And the pillows and blankets are all over the place. I wonder if that means something.

No. 1062147 ID: fd2dfa
File 168253457775.png - (494.58KB , 1638x1416 , 111.png )

No. 1062148 ID: fd2dfa
File 168253459579.png - (599.43KB , 1638x1416 , 112.png )

Gods dammit. Vidi I know this is your doing somehow...I should probably be shocked by this. But I'm too tired to even be surprised.

>Gently nudge Nunnette awake and calmly inquire what the fuck she is doing
>Try to pull yourself free without waking her
>Incoherent rage noise
No. 1062149 ID: 44f1ec

Okay so Vidian bound Nunnette. Which means she not only stole your orb, but your blood too, somehow. We need to have a very long talk with her about consent.

Might as well see what the damage is. Wake Nunny up and ask how she's feeling. Then test how aware she is of the binding by asking her something innocent like getting your shirt.
No. 1062154 ID: e5709d

If you stay here and take advantage of her drugged horny, she'll peg you in the ass. Just saying.

Think about how you would want to react if Vivian was secretly in here right now. Then do that.
No. 1063571 ID: 7a1a17
File 168387766419.png - (373.36KB , 1420x1185 , 113.png )

Right nothing terrible. Just test how she is. I don't think I want a pegging.
:nusergei:"Hey Nunnette. Wake up I need a shirt."

"Mrrmm. Ke-qui? Of course une menute."
No. 1063572 ID: 7a1a17
File 168387767262.png - (384.13KB , 1000x1000 , 114.png )

She gets up, doesn't care she's topless and is just moving around like a zombie. Is this what Vidi meant by thrall? Just makes them into a zombie?

Hang on let me try something else.

"Mmmm? What do you mean? We spoke, I was to be reassigned, you were to get a new liaison, and we went our separate ways."

:nusergei:"Really? You remember nothing else?"

"Should I?"

:nusergei:"Well you are half-naked, in my room, and getting my shirt."
No. 1063573 ID: 7a1a17
File 168387768498.png - (375.51KB , 1000x1000 , 115.png )

Wow. She just froze for a solid minute.

Two minutes

...three minutes? Okay I think something is wrong.


Huh. I guess your autotranslation magic has its limits cause I got none of that.


Oh gods she's pissed!

>Reveal the truth
>Make something up
No. 1063574 ID: f8083d

Tell her the truth: Your sister screwed with her mind because she's a bit of an asshole.
No. 1063575 ID: 30b9f6

While understandable her rage at getting involuntary involved with forces beyond her comprehension and understanding is misdirected, and shared.

Tell her welcome to your life of late and lay down what you know, and that you have a very uncertain grasp on what's been done to her by your enigmatic sister, but apparently you're bonded in some way now.

The best you can do is promise to not abuse this new state of... things. (affairs might be a bad word here)
No. 1063617 ID: 8f9bc4

Whatever the "heggies have on her" she better tell you it now, because she just went against her orders, broke out of her mandatory confinement, and snuck into your bed while you were sleeping. You don't know what your sister did to get her to do that, but whatever reason Nunnette had for following orders to cover up the conspiracy are well and truly fucked, so you have to act fast to salvage ....aaanything of the current situation.

Or you could cuddle in bed a little longer, that'd be nice too.
No. 1063676 ID: e5709d

"...You know what? Kick me in the nuts. Get it over with. I take full responsibility for letting myself think I could keep Vidian from abusing you for five goddamn minutes."
*One hopefully-short ass-kicking later*
"On the plus side, Vidian's really responsive to me and her backstory is a textbook neglected-warped childhood. I mean, she saved you from getting killed, in her own twisted way. I think therapy can work!"
No. 1063694 ID: 4170f2

Tell her to calm her ass down while you explain. Just to see if it actually compels her to calm down. Then do
No. 1064265 ID: 7a1a17
File 168465913805.png - (200.66KB , 1023x918 , 116.png )


And she immediately plants her butt on the floor! My sister really did screw her brain hard.

:nusergei:"Now listen up okay? My sister screwed with you. I don't know what she did, but she did something that's gonna make your life a living hell. Much like she did with mine."
No. 1064266 ID: 7a1a17
File 168465915510.png - (631.23KB , 1337x1377 , 117.png )

Nunnette puts my shirt on and sits next to me. I think the fact I'm not the one responsible is keeping my nuts kick-free for now. And I think I'd like it to stay that way.

"So what happens now? Will you force me to tell you all my secrets? Make me betray my people?


"You know what I mean Sergei..."

:nusergei:"No. What my sister did, that was her. I admit she did it because she thought she was helping me; but I didn't want you to be my little spy or anything. Whatever you tell me will be your decision, not because I compelled you to. I just wanted to help you out of a situation where you were clearly being screwed over by a command staff that is silencing you."

"There is no conspi-"

It's my turn to cut her off

:nusergei:"Dammit Nunnette! You know as well as I do whatever plans the Hegemony had for this island, for me, for your own troops, it's all going down the trash chute! Your own command staff is planning to kill me today! Covering for them will only get more people killed! If you still see me as the enemy and don't want to help me, then fine! Help me to save them!"
No. 1064267 ID: 7a1a17
File 168465921281.png - (626.89KB , 1337x1377 , 118.png )

It's basically the same speech as last time. But I think the fact that she is indeed disobeying orders by being here, or maybe Vidian's "help" she seems to be considering it. I think. She's been quiet for far longer than last time.

"Pfff. Disobedience. Fraternizing with ze enemy. Abandoning my post. And committing treason. All in ze name of protecting ze Hegemony. Alo lo lo lo lo what a strange direction my life iz taking..."

:nusergei:"So does that mean you'll help?"

"Yes. I may not tell you everyzing now. It iz too much. But if I feel it iz relevant, I will tell you. An' in truth, you may be an Imperialist dog, but you're ze nicest I've met. I do not want you to die. Whatever plan you have I will 'elp."
No. 1064268 ID: 7a1a17
File 168465922550.png - (342.70KB , 1000x1000 , 119.png )

"Oh, and in regarding your sister..."


"When I see her, I am going to kill 'er~"

>"No, bad Nunnette! No killing my family!"
>"I called dibs"
>Grill Nunnette for information.
>Get on with the ceremony
No. 1064269 ID: f8083d

Convincing her not to will be your sister's job, not yours. Time to review the plan.
No. 1064270 ID: e5709d

"We can take turns killing her, okay?"
"That's the good and the bad news. You can kill her over and over and she won't stay dead. Last time I killed her, I chilled her brain and cut it in half and ate it raw. Didn't take, she wasn't even mad. So we're going with plan A, try to get her a semi-normal life instead of taking the lives our cult dad orders us."
No. 1064280 ID: 8f9bc4

She'll have to get in line.
No. 1064932 ID: 7a1a17
File 168558255386.png - (736.23KB , 1185x928 , 120.png )

:nusergei:"You'll have to get in line. Or, we can take turns killing her. Either works"

"...I suppose it is anozzer magic thing?"

:nusergei:"Sort of. You can kill her over and over and she won't stay dead. Last time I killed her. Didn't take, she wasn't even mad. So while you can kill her, I'm still going to try to get her a semi-normal life instead of taking the lives our cult dad orders us."

"Just when I think Rezans cannot get stranger...so I will kill 'er and you will save 'er. Everyone is 'appy in ze end."

:nusergei:"Well before we do that there's still the issue we have today. My assassin."

"Oh right. Zat is still 'appening."

I pull out a pencil and start laying out my very intricate, and well thought out plan.

So. Operation Cover-Blow.

"Zat is a terrible name."

Shush. I'll be at the center of the stage, giving my speech in the Grand Theater-

"Ze one everybody 'as been saying is 'aunted yes?"

Yes that one. Shush. It's also got a good view from above where I expect the assassin will be hiding.

"What makes you think so?"

Because that's where they were the last time someone tried to assassinate me.
No. 1064933 ID: 7a1a17
File 168558260350.png - (926.56KB , 1185x928 , 121.png )

I sabotaged the gun he's going to use. It will kill him-

"And 'ow do you know it will?"

Nothing survives their head getting flash-scorched in several hundred degrees. Well my sister maybe, but I've already cleared she isn't trying to kill me.

"Ah yes. Just 'urt you over and over."
No. 1064934 ID: 7a1a17
File 168558264480.png - (582.38KB , 1000x1000 , 122.png )

You'll be hiding in the top floor. That way when the explosion goes off, you can get to the body before the conspirators can, cart it off before anyone can make the evidence disappear, and present it to the command staff you trust. I'm sure there is at least one right?

"Of course."
No. 1064935 ID: 7a1a17
File 168558265115.png - (601.87KB , 1000x1000 , 123.png )

We blow the conspiracy, the military turns out every traitor and prevent the island from breaking out into a complete hot mess; and we celebrate over a pint. And that's 'Cover-Blow'

Any questions?

"Zis feels quite rushed, and ze name is still terrible. But given ze circumstances, better zan I can make at ze moment. I zink we can do zis!"
No. 1064936 ID: 7a1a17
File 168558266070.png - (614.63KB , 1307x1407 , 124.png )

:nusergei:"Great! So um...do you still feel bad? Nervous? Angry? Need a hug?"

I was expecting her to get all stoic again, since I'm not ordering her or anything, but she just giggles. Then jumps into my lap and leans into me. We hug.

"Hmmm. You know, zis actually does 'elp..."

>Begin Operation "Cover-Blow"
>other(write in)
No. 1064950 ID: e5709d

>Operation: Cover-Blow
>Nunnette:"Zat is a terrible name"
I agree. We're calling it Operation ACME Buy-Back. Lil' joke from a children's show from our world.

But this isn't enough.
There are multiple cults, there may be multiple assassinations. The assassination may be one of those battle-royale objectives where everyone is competing to complete the ritual themselves and get the power from your death, even if they temporarily worked together to set the ritual up. There could be another set of cultists planning to kill you on the same day in the same place, and it's all because the amphitheater is geared up to use your death as the catalyst for any cult faction.
Wear gear, have bodyguards, set up a kinetic shield to trigger after hearing a loud explosion. Don't leave this one up to chance.
No. 1066187 ID: 7a1a17
File 168712980925.png - (531.15KB , 1440x1400 , 125.png )

I don't think they'd work together. Granted I don't have much experience with cults, but just based on what Vidi says, they seem to have opposing objectives.

Still you do have a point. I'm not going onto that stage totally unprepared! So I'm getting plates stuffed in everywhere I can put them without giving it away. As the very real, and not a puppet serving everyone and their aunt Gritilda, I can't be seen fearing for my life. It's one of those stupid political things that doesn't make sense if you think about it, but everyone expects me to do it anyway.

Nunnette was very helpful for that at least. She's been helping me put plates in places I didn't even know they could fit.

No. 1066188 ID: 7a1a17
File 168712983237.png - (385.45KB , 1000x1000 , 126.png )

And I invited the Rezan representative to be-

"I had to see it to believe it."

Remember the Gamin Guardian? I do. It still hurts


"Hello yourself little puppet."

:nusergei:"No need to be upset"

"I think there are plenty of reasons. Thankfully for you, I've seen enough Gamin playthings to know your brief taste of power with be as short as it will be meaningless. So I won't hold it against you. I'll even protect you little puppet, as that is my obligation. I will still call you what you are. Puppet."

"Are all guardians so bitter all ze time?"

:nusergei:"I've only met this one so I guess so?"
No. 1066189 ID: 7a1a17
File 168712984699.png - (319.75KB , 1000x1000 , 127.png )

The speech goes as planned. Except for the speech itself. All that work to keep myself alive and I never got it down, so I'm forced to ad-lib large amounts of it. But years of being ambushed by the press when some murder happens has helped me sharpen my skills at the Art of Bullshitting. It's a bit hard to see, but I keep my eyes on the silhouettes moving around from the balconies. One of them is the killer, and they could be aiming at me right now, pointing at me. But I don't let the anxiety show!

I should have been an actor.

No. 1066190 ID: 7a1a17
File 168713008581.png - (252.18KB , 1000x1000 , 128.png )

I keep myself braced for the moment I know is coming. It's all I know when it comes to staring potential death in the fa-


And as I thought, an explosion tears one of the balconies open. There's fire breaking out in the theater, people are panicking. Got the bastard though. No way someone is getting out of


Oh crap I guess you were right.
No. 1066191 ID: 7a1a17
File 168713018149.png - (364.11KB , 1440x1400 , 129.png )

Oooorrr maybe we're both right. Kinda. Those other shots were either really poorly aimed or they weren't for me. The Heggie officer got one straight in the heart, and the Guardian took one in his arm. That guy is already jumping into the crowd hurling furniture and making the situation worse. As they do.

So I may not be the only target. Not sure how to feel about



>>It can't get much more pear shaped than this!
>Reconnect with Nunnette and get the hell out
>Follow the Guardian. Being next to a precision built death machine will keep you safe by proximity!
>Screw this noise, slip out the back!
No. 1066240 ID: e5709d

You can't interrupt Nunnette's survival tactics and the guardian's out of commission, time to run!
No. 1066242 ID: d685ed

Guardian is a big target. He'll draw most of the danger to himself. Going alone may be part of the plan. Find Nunnette and get out together!
No. 1068096 ID: 7a1a17
File 168963536081.png - (666.99KB , 2010x1377 , 130.png )

I don't even know where Nunnette is anymore. For all I know she's dead in all this mess! And the guardian-



No. 1068097 ID: 7a1a17
File 168963541313.png - (630.41KB , 1673x1200 , 131.png )


Fuck! Those shots nearly got me! Wait a minute. Those are Rezan shots. That's an islander accent! This really isn't some Hegemony plot anymore, it's a gods damned revolt!

:nusergei:"Stand down! Can't you see this is what they want us to do?"


Either this guy is a fanatic or he's hopped up on something. Oh fuck he's just killing everyone he sees. Someone from the balcony had run out and he tore the poor guy to shreds! And I'm running out of door fast. How the hells did an islander get a hold of a heavy weapon like that? That's military issue and the Heggies rounded all that up!
No. 1068098 ID: 7a1a17
File 168963563849.png - (421.18KB , 1673x1200 , 132.png )


New gunshots. Smaller caliber. Chemical explosives instead of Rezan-shot.

No. 1068099 ID: 7a1a17
File 168963579824.png - (386.08KB , 1673x1200 , 133.png )

"Sergei! You won't believe it! It's a damned war outside! Everyone is fighting everyone else."

Looks like we were both wrong then. Unless the cults are just using the chaos as an excuse to kill each other or...no it doesn't matter. We failed...Vidian said they wanted mass slaughter. And they're getting it...

"Wait how did you find me? it feels like everyone knows where I am."

"It is strange so do not laugh. I just felt like I knew where you were. I do not know if zis fellow."

She kicks the corpse of the guy filling the hall with bulletholes. Now that I see him, that's mining gear just stapled together. Was this revenge for the robot head?

:nusergei:"Nothing about this makes sense, so assume people know where I am. How do you suggest we get out of here?"

"Better question is where should we go? Zis isn't exactly well defended."


"And it's coming apart. Ze people outside are lobbing bombs!"

>The station. It's built like a fortress and every officer will be there gearing up
>The undercity. The transition layer is basically a killzone that will keep the worst out
>The palace. It's swarming with Heg-military and nobody has time for political bullshittery right now.
No. 1068101 ID: e5709d

Huh. I thought Venian outlived everyone in his empire by a few centuries. Y'know, with the constant backstabbing.

Okay, the bad news is that he probably jury-rigged a tech-based blender to a Rezan magic-based firing mechanism, which means you're going to be seeing frequent miniguns in the hands of MEGA-freaks. Good news is, that thing was designed with ingenuity over reliability, so some basic magical hacking should-

Ahp never mind. Is that a Mauser 1967? Might be worth something to a collector.

Undercity's a gamble. If you can make it to the lowest level, there should be enough stuff between you and everything that wants you dead, but you'll have to outrun the purge protocols such as neurotoxin. Just like fighting through Ark again...
You can't trust the hegemony to protect you if some upstart officer thinks killing you and throwing your head to the crowd will lower the chaos. Police station might be worth a shot, but there's just not enough officers. Undercity it is; try to save some of the civilians on your run.
No. 1068106 ID: 273c18

This makes sense if someone needed all this violence as a smokescreen to cover up something else. Like, if the assassin had killed you, all this chaos would have erupted anyway, right? So that would massively contaminate the crime scene and make it impossible for anyone to figure out who was behind it. Or if anyone was behind it, even-- you could have been considered to be collateral damage. Caught in the crossfire, etc.
It's also possible more than one person made plans for today. Is one of these uprisings meant to succeed?
The worst case scenario is that there are multiple assassins and the chaos is a way to try to kill you multiple times, which means the palace is the last place you want to be right now.

Are you sure you can get through the killzone to reach the safe areas of the undercity? If so, go for it. If not, try the station.
No. 1069028 ID: 7a1a17
File 169040976930.png - (170.20KB , 1280x1024 , 134.png )

:nusergei:"First the station. We can kit ourselves out, group up with any officers there, and use that to fight our way to the undercity! The transit passageways will funnel the rioters so their numbers can't work."

And my mother knows the safest place when a riot starts is in the station. I'm getting her out!

"I do not sink I have ze ammo to get zat far."

:nusergei:"The sewers then. It's supposed to be big enough to move around when traffic is clogged."

"Ehhh...do we 'ave to?"

No. 1069029 ID: 7a1a17
File 169040977921.png - (656.92KB , 1280x1024 , 135.png )

Even though I know she isn't trying to kill me, anytime Vidi does that, I flinch. She's hiding behind a bus waving at us. The thing is holding up well considering I can hear the sound of heavy caliber autogun fire out there.

"Wait. Is zat-"

:nusergei:"My sister yes. We. Well we didn't make up, but it's halfway there. Long story."


:nusergei:"And she still calls me that."
No. 1069030 ID: 7a1a17
File 169040984194.png - (335.41KB , 1280x1024 , 136.png )

We run for cover, but Nunnette practically storms over, ignoring the bullets flying over our heads!

"Hey Little Shit! You found your woman! Good thing too! Remember what I said about the mass death? We're hitting it!"

"Did you call me 'is woman?"

"Oh yeah. More polite. Hello Sergei's woman, I am-"
No. 1069032 ID: 7a1a17
File 169040985687.png - (313.89KB , 1280x1024 , 137.png )



"I told you I was gonna kill 'er."

:nusergei:"No! I mean headshots only makes her mad!"
No. 1069033 ID: 7a1a17
File 169040991166.png - (333.77KB , 1280x1024 , 138.png )

"Ha ha ha! That really hurt!"

"What the [exrement of a person-rendered-simple-by-incest]?"

"Sergei, I'm trying very hard to be polite. Please do the same, or you can put your woman in a bucket when I'm done with her!"

No. 1069039 ID: e5709d

"I should note that in some countries, stabbing a man to death is considered the appropriate response for him raping his wife. Same principle, just let me know if she keeps doing it."

>[excrement of a person-rendered-simple-by-incest]
I'm not sure if that's overly bigoted. Oh well.

Okay, new plan! The whole island knows you have access to powers, so work with Vidian to push the bus! You concentrate on driving, we'll set up a kinetic barrier so you don't get hit by potshots!
No. 1069042 ID: 273c18

Well you can control Nunette by direct orders, so do that, tell her to stop trying to kill Vidi.
Then tell Vidi your plan to see what she thinks.
No. 1069044 ID: 3e8daf

One: Peace, please. Tell sister dear she would get that sort of greeting less if she actually cared not to upset people’s lives so abruptly and without conference. Is there a way to later undo the ‘his woman’ thing without harm to Nunette? Yes or no.

Also tell Nunette that if she keeps shooting her your sister will likely do worse than already done, and you’d kinda appreciate both their help in the present shitstorm. Also you don’t have a bucket. Also the reason why she isn’t mind controlled crazy right now like some of the blokes around here might be because she’s already… someone’s. Is that it? Give your sister a weird look.

Two: more important shit’s going down, bullets flying, so let’s get going without further ado, yes? There seems to be so much more going on than you anticipated or were told. What even is the situation around here? Where do you go from here?
No. 1069048 ID: 4fe157

"Don't worry, she's a quick learner. But we have to go now. Can you help us..."

We shouldn't tell her where our mom is, do we?
No. 1069588 ID: 7a1a17
File 169095281983.png - (560.53KB , 2046x1883 , 139.png )

I think Nunnette was put off by how Vidian just didn't die. Which is strange, you think she would have figured that out the last time we ran into Vidi when she was half a torso. But just in case-

:nusergei:"Nunnette, please stop trying to murder my sister, we have more important things right now. Vidi, if you want people to not greet you like that you need to be more polite. As in stop messing with them without their permission."

"But why though? It's so easy to do it and it makes life easier when they just obey!"

:nusergei:"And you just saw what happens when it doesn't work. You get shot in the head."

"Fffiiiiiiiine!" she groans like some preteen; but I guess I should be grateful this eldritch thing that is my sibling isn't backtalking. Whatever. Time to layout the plan.
No. 1069589 ID: 7a1a17
File 169095283385.png - (598.30KB , 1353x1289 , 140.png )

I lay out the plan pretty clear. No worries about my mom. She knows most folks at the station and if things all to shit, she'll hole up there. But Vidi seems kinda iffy about the part where we drive this bus down town.

"Yeah I'm not going to do that."

:nusergei:"Why not? I know getting shot hurts and stuff, but-"

"What? You think I'm hiding cause of some tiny bullets? Fuck no!" she laughs.

:nusergei:"Then why are you here?"


She points to the charred husk of a car-aaaaaand someone is burning it.

"I dunno how I can handle fire. If you want to try it, you're welcome to step out and give it a shot."
No. 1069591 ID: 7a1a17
File 169095287424.png - (712.27KB , 1800x1600 , 141.png )

Oooh that guy is a lot bigger than the shooter from last time. And got more layers.

:nusergei:"Okay I see your problem. We need to get rid of Mr. Burner guy."

"Or take the sewer. It's how I got here. No one is fighting down there."

:nusergei:"-yet. I can guarantee you there will be fighting down there soon. Gangs are gonna be spilling down to the undercity that way and the turf wars are gonna get ugly."

"Lo lo lo why are you Rezanz so violent?"

:nusergei:"Look it will be three against one. The odds are in our favor. Even if he is a big guy."

"Two against one. I'm not going out there."

:nusergei:"Come on. Don't you want a big flamethrower? Hmm? You get to burn things."

"...yes. But if you expect be to run up and try to nab it from him, you're crazy!"

>Strategy now!
No. 1069600 ID: e5709d

Hm... okay, I have a weird idea with multiple moving parts.

Vidian, grab a gun and mutate your hand so it's stretchier than Luffy and has eyeballs or some cheaper vision. When the time comes, snake your way through the air and shoot him in the face.
Nunette, stay out of the range of (literal) fire and run interference. Sergei will cast basic distraction magics behind the car.
...Except we're doing the basic distractions with your brain matter. [Play Painis Cupcake audio clip exactly five meters away from the flamethrower's brain behind his line-of-sight]
No. 1070971 ID: fd2dfa
File 169309271134.png - (968.41KB , 3010x2736 , 142.png )

I relay the plan to Nunnette and Vidi. They look at me like I'm an idiot, but since no one else has anything better, they go along with it. I still have no idea what a 'Penis Cupcake' is but do the thing!

I am PAYNis Cupcake. I will eat you!

That's what that thing is? That's it? He's looking away, but....really?
Distraction works long enough for him to get focused on Nunnette after she has shifted.
She takes shots from the park, but the plating just knocks it away. Vidi did the meaty-arm-thing and shoots on full auto. Ach-ka! That thing sounds like it's about to fall apart! But I can already see chunks being chipped off the plating. One clean shot to the fuel line shoul-

No. 1070972 ID: fd2dfa
File 169309275046.png - (1.94MB , 3010x2736 , 143.png )

There it goes! We got him!
No. 1070973 ID: fd2dfa
File 169309277643.png - (1.35MB , 3010x2736 , 144.png )

You think noise and fire is enough to kill me?



Oh fuck, it's him again! That thing from the morgue!
No. 1070974 ID: fd2dfa
File 169309278320.png - (1.02MB , 2949x1941 , 145.png )

Silence that infernal noise! You overwhelmed me once, it won't work a second time!

He hits the bus like a ram! Shit! It got torn to shreds, but I grabbed onto the largest chunk! I'll be fine for now, but I hope you got something stronger than just 'shoot him again'

>Shoot him again
>Please no
>Do something else

No. 1070981 ID: 273c18

Run away. A broken body can't move for long, even with something powerful puppetting it, and he's got no ranged weapon.
Use delaying tactics. Like, get him tangled up in something, drop him in a pit, or break one of his legs somehow.
No. 1070982 ID: 8f9bc4

Need to incapacitate him somehow. He's down a limb but his legs aren't holding explosive fire machines. If you could get him to charge you off a cliff, you might be able to side step it somehow. Drop him down into the sewers maybe?

... is serving him still an option? That sounds like a pretty good idea at this point!
No. 1070984 ID: e5709d

He no longer has an elemental weapon, which means Vidian can whoop his ass.
Just cut a leg off and he'll be too incapacitated for combat. His cult will likely cut losses rather than waste magic keeping a soldier who can't attack alive.
No. 1071095 ID: 74d0e7

Yeah, tell her to get rid of his legs, and then keep moving.
No. 1071133 ID: 4a1a25

Okay. Hear me out: shoot him, but do it to knock him back. Maybe even aim for the joints to blow his limbs of because we saw how that gun chopped up unarmored civies. But that is just step 1.

Step 2 is you and Nunnette get behind your bus husk and push it on top of him after he's downed. Even is he's not dead trying to push that off with no limbs is gonna be hard. Then book it out of there!
No. 1074477 ID: fd2dfa
File 169698927781.png - (1.24MB , 2649x2177 , 146.png )

:nusergei:"VIDI! Shoot his limbs off!"

Vidi is real accurate with that cludged together gun. The bullets ricochet off the wrecked husk, but not before limbs are shot off. Even now I can see something growing out of the stubs as I start pushing bus down. But he stops it! He's got one leg left and he's able to keep this giant metal weight off of him!

No. 1074478 ID: fd2dfa
File 169698932421.png - (798.14KB , 2649x2177 , 147.png )

-then Nunnette bodyslams into the wreck and it topples over with a wet thunk! Oh gods I can hear him wriggling underneath. It sounds like a meat grinder. Of course he's still not dead.

:nusergei:"I don't think that will hold forever, let's go!"
No. 1074479 ID: fd2dfa
File 169698938381.png - (0.96MB , 2983x2241 , 148.png )

The sewers are a pain in the butt. Thankfully I remember where all the connector hubs and other spots gangs like to use as havens so we avoid any conflict down there. You do NOT want a gunfight in the sewer...but I don't think Vidi would care.

Nunnette complains about everything from the smell, the narrow passages, the low light, and Rezans in general. I guess I can get her frustration but that last one feels stupid. Or maybe I'm still on a rush and not thinking straight.

We climb back out near the station and-

:nusergei:"Oh crap."

The place has been ransacked...

"Well zat plan is ruined."

:nusergei:"No. We still go in."

"What?! Why?", Nunnette's voice actually cracked that time. I think this is really getting to her.

:nusergei:"Unless they know what to look for, looters won't have taken everything. And my mother may still be there. I have to make sure!"

"Crazy! You Rezans are all crazy!"

"Pff, your woman's funny Sergei. Hey can I keep this guy's jacket?"
No. 1074481 ID: fd2dfa
File 169698944785.png - (138.53KB , 1000x1000 , 149.png )

Like I suspected, the solitary cells were left untouched. This is where we keep criminals that are too violent to share a room with others while we wait for tranport from the mainland to pick them up. It's also where we store a lot of riot gear because these doors are built to withstand anything short of an artillery barrage.

"Hello! Someone out there?"

:nusergei:"Guildmaster?! What are you doing here?"

"Being stuck! Me an' everyone else from the house got moved down here when the station was attacked! We've been here for hours now, and it smells like pee!"

:nusergei:"Is my mother in there?!"

"Uh...no. But she might have been put in another cell. Can you please let us out? There's no toilet and no privacy in here!"
No. 1074482 ID: fd2dfa
File 169698946627.png - (406.32KB , 1000x1000 , 150.png )

That's going to be tricky. The solitary cells only have two sets of keys for every door. One held by the chief, and the other by the deputy in charge of this floor. And I saw what was left of the deputy sprawled in the breakroom. No keys. And this lock is real complex. I can't open it. Can't even make a workaround. But maybe...



:nusergei:"Hurry up and help get this open!"


Vidi sulks over and tries to rip the door off. It doesn't budge.


No matter how hard she pulls, even when she does the meaty muscle tentacle thing, it doesn't move.

"FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT DOOR!", and Vidi pulls her gun-

"WAIT VIDI DON'T! The bullets will just bounce off and hit us!"

:nusergei:"What's going on out there? Sergei, who else is out there?"

No. 1074490 ID: 273c18

I guess the door is magically reinforced? What about the wall or ceiling?
Ask the guildmaster where the deputy is. Tell him that's Vidi helping you, but give no further explanation.
No. 1074510 ID: 8f9bc4


The deputy was in the breakroom, what's left of him at least. No keys. Where's the chief?
No. 1074511 ID: 273c18

Er, sorry I meant the other one, the chief.
No. 1076397 ID: fd2dfa
File 169907454212.png - (601.28KB , 1959x1154 , 151.png )

Right. The chief. When things go south, he'd head to his private armory. He always boasted that even if the whole building collapsed, that would be the one part of the structure left standing. Only one way in, and he could defend that for days! But with what happened, I bet the boss is on a hair trigger.

:nusergei:"Chief...it's Sergei."

No answer.


I knock on the door.

"We don't got time to be fucking around Sergei."


Vidi moves to kick the door in before I can stop her-
No. 1076398 ID: fd2dfa
File 169907455129.png - (491.98KB , 1959x1154 , 152.png )


Just like I thought, machine gun fire! Chief had it aimed at the door the moment he heard something.


Still nothing. I dunno if he can hear me over his own gun! That's a damned RR-90! Those things can keep firing as long as you got ammo and I know chief would be sitting on a pile of it!
No. 1076402 ID: eb0a9c

I think he smelled the hegemony uniform and your sister and assumed you were compromised.

Pull Vidian back and keep her from mauling your boss.
No. 1076404 ID: 273c18

Just get away from the door. If the gunfire doesn't stop within 10 seconds then I guess we can just go somewhere else.
No. 1078814 ID: fd2dfa
File 170190417617.png - (471.19KB , 1959x1154 , 153.png )

He's got a good sense of smell, but I don't think he'd be that trigger happy. Would he?

"Augh that hurt! And you ruined my jacket you ffffFFFFFFFUCKER!"

:nusergei:"Vidi wait! Don't kill him!"



"He's dead!"

:nusergei:"Please don't ki-"

"No I mean he's been dead like for a long time."

No. 1078815 ID: fd2dfa
File 170190419259.png - (1.33MB , 2261x1701 , 154.png )

"This asshole was all rigged up see?"

Looking inside, first I see lines of...empty gun racks. Well the racks are empty, drawers and cabinets are still full of ammunition. Who the hells takes all the guns but leaves the ammo behind?

"Someone rigged this guy up. Finger's tied to the gun. Once the door opened, it set the body off. This was planned."

"'Ow do you know?"

Vidi gives Nunnette a look. "You're still here?"

"Ow do you know who zis was planned?"

"What, it's obvious. Little shit works here. It's fortified as all hell. And look what they did to the place. They came here for a reason."


Vidi snorts. "Nah! That was just a bonus. Booby trapping this guy was too. Anyone coming in behind them would get shredded. Course they didn't plan for me!", she smiles at that. "They were hoping to find Sergei. They couldn't find Sergei so-"

...they went for my family.

No. 1078816 ID: fd2dfa
File 170190442284.png - (1.24MB , 3000x2000 , 155.png )

"Hey! Sergei's mom!"

:nusergei:"Next time someone might be behind that door Vidi..."

"Oh S-sergei! There's two of you now?"

:nusergei:"You said this was packed."

"What are you ta-"

:nusergei:"Don't lie to me Jenwin! Not a second time!"

I can see it now. He was lying again. It's just him.

:nusergei:"I know they came here for my mother. Where is she?"

He looks away. There's shame. Or maybe guilt...

"They finally came. The ones who sent the letter. I...I tried to get everyone out Sergei. I really did. But there were so many of them. I-your mother. We got here. To the station. And they just followed us. The chief didn't lock us down here. I ran. I ran down here. I didn't even look back."

"Oh so that's what I was smelling. It was fear-piss!"

I can't even tell Vidi to stop. It's true. Jenwin is a coward. I want to be angry at him I should be angry at him!

But I can't...

:nusergei:"This was a waste of time. They took my mother. I need to find her."

"They're probably taking her back home."

:nusergei:"How do you know this?"

Vidi shrugs "It's what I'd do. Lot of those guys are in the sirassate. Nobody cares about them out there."

The Guildmaster calls out. "Wait! Let me come along! ...please?"
No. 1078817 ID: eb0a9c

Leave them here. They can use the LMG and reams of ammo upstairs to defend themselves - maybe even re-rig the deadman trap.

>Your old boss is dead
No. 1078830 ID: 273c18

Take the guildmaster, leave Vidi. Tell him if you see him again you're going to kill him.
No. 1079283 ID: 1e2a0e

Either he goes with you or stays here to see if the rioters or starvation kills him first.

At least you won't have his death on your conscience. Ar best he might be useful. Weirdos with plot relevant tasks seem attracted to him like a magnet
No. 1081780 ID: fd2dfa
File 170614486789.png - (759.80KB , 2249x2313 , 156.png )

It's tempting. It really is tempting to just leave the guildmaster and let him deal with this crap by himself and his flock of followers. But I just can't do it. If he wants to come, he can come. If not, good luck to him. Me on the other hand...
No. 1081781 ID: fd2dfa
File 170614491260.png - (776.10KB , 1937x1306 , 157.png )

Riot club's heavy in my hand. Bigger and weightier than the usual guardstick. But the glow really helps navigate the tunnels.

And as I suspected, the tunnels are filling up with people trying to escape the surface fighting. And they're getting clogged at the first sublevel. I heard the gunshots when the cultists found their way down. I can still hear them. Sound travels far in the transit tunnels. But they are also a maze for people who don't know what to look for. I'll admit I don't know EVERY turn in this place, but I know the obvious chokepoints, and to stay the hells away from them. Sure enough, more shouting and gunfire down that passage. The cultists are running into the gangs, and they are much better armed than your typical civilian.

"Um Sergei", I hear Nunnette grunt out. "Where exactly are we going? And 'ow much longer until we arrive?" she squeezes against Vidi as they fight for the same space. The tunnels are narrow in some points and for some damn reason both she and Vidi fight to be closer to me. I can't fathom why. It's not like Nunnette likes me, and she isn't enough of a threat that Vidi thinks she'd be a danger. Maybe they just irritate each other.

:nusergei:"There's a couple of hard points. They were built to serve as a sort of escape tunnel if the city was ever bombarded."

"And from zere?"

:nusergei:"Depends on what we find."

"In other words you have no fucking idea."

:nusergei:"I didn't hear you give any ideas."

"I would have just killed everyone..."
No. 1081783 ID: fd2dfa
File 170614496445.png - (1.25MB , 4000x4000 , 158.png )

Hardpoint 22 is the closest. I think that slides along the coastline. Hopefully the boats aren't damage-whoa. The fighting somehow managed to get ahead of us!

"Oh! Ah Sugar Hair!"


"Right! Sergei! Over here!"

:nusergei:"Anders! Bellany! What's-"

"I-we", she gestures to Anders. "Decided to do a bit of digging. Went through a lot of paperwork. Anders helped keep people from being suspicious."

"I threatened to bite them..."

"Turns out there was a long list of people that were slated for 'decommission'. I realized something was wrong when it turns out some of the names on that list had an unexpected transfer to the first wave during the initial invasion. I didn't think anything of it at the time, soldiers get shuffled regularly. But after what you said, I started thinking decommission wasn't just a discharge. So I went and found every soldier on the list with me!"

"Then the shooting started..."

"It all happened so fast. The palace was overrun as we were about to leave. Soldiers and rebels all killing each other. Then soldiers started shooting soldiers, it was terrible! I think we were the only ones to get out!"

"We were closest to the garage...first to leave...didn't look back."

:nusergei:"Yeah but how did you end up down here?"

"Luck more than anything. The local police in the sublevels here actually helped get us to Hardpoint. A good thing too. Apparently some of those rebels were holding this place before we arrived. I don't think we could have broken through if these nice Rezans didn't know the maintenance tunnels."

:nusergei:"Wait. Rebels. Did they take any of the boats?"

"Funny you mention that, but yes. A couple are missing, but if you're planning on getting to the mainland, you can come with us! The whole operation is a bust. Fleet's gone, the troops are in disarray. We need to get back home and report this failure."

"Except we're in Imperial territory....All ports are enemy controlled...."

"I don' think we have much choice Anders. It's stay here and I honestly don't see us getting any help on the island, or negotiate our way on those Avarr lines?"

"Or held hostage..."

"Would you rather stay here?"

>Come with me
>Well good luck to you
>I can't leave, not yet.
No. 1081821 ID: eb0a9c

>for some damn reason both she and Vidi fight to be closer to me. I can't fathom why
Literal brain damage from mind control side-effects, forcing her to be attracted to you. Another thing to confront the cult over.

Vidi may be sociopathic, but deep down there's a girl who knows she should be getting parental affection and always gets everything but that. So she's latching on to you.

At the end of the day, you're still a high-ranking officer of the Empire and the Hegemony will gladly do some 'decommissioning' themselves if you hand yourself over for 'asylum' and not defection. These cult bastards had months to plan a contingency in case you simply up and fled, so you can't boat back to the capital either.

If any of your party members want to chance it on a spare ship or retreat with Anders (Nunnette in particular), now's the time.
No. 1084556 ID: fd2dfa
File 170892536658.png - (234.54KB , 1800x1500 , 159.png )

These boats aren't equipped to get anywhere near anything the Hegemony holds. Not that it helps me. I'm a governor in name only. Hells even that was just given to me as a cover. And the island I was supposed to oversee is burning.

None of it matters though. Those things, the fuckers that orchestrated my birth, that followed my mother everywhere she went, that tried to kill me or convert me? All of them. They got me involved in something I don't want to be involved in. And now they have my mother. I need to find her.

...I feel terrible. Not emotionally. Like
No. 1084557 ID: fd2dfa
File 170892539877.png - (245.28KB , 1800x1500 , 160.png )


"I take zis is your first time on a boat?"
No. 1084558 ID: fd2dfa
File 170892542371.png - (1.24MB , 2698x1671 , 161.png )

:nusergei:"Thanks gods I'm off that thing."

"You should be thankful you are an 'eavy sleeper."

"And how the hell'd you puke on my shirt? You didn't even eat anything!"

"Where is zis anyway?"

"Port Ho Kyon. Just about everything we get on the island comes from this city. It's easily one of the biggest cities in the mainland. Not just because it is important for our home. But because it's a hub that trades with the rest of the continent."

:nusergei:"...what Jenwin said."

"It's about as neutral an Imperial city will be to Hegemony agents. They'll probably keep you for a brief interrogation and let the rest of you go...should be about ten years, give or take a month."


"Why do you care? You're Rezan."

"Anders is not! Zey do not deserve to be locked away for so long!"
No. 1084559 ID: eb0a9c

Ask if the interrogation period is meant to be an indirect punishment based on the wild differences in age demographics between competing nations, or if the bureaucracy really is that messed up.
No. 1085547 ID: fd2dfa
File 170968504378.png - (2.36MB , 2825x3129 , 162.png )

:nusergei:"That doesn't seem rather fair. Is that period just punishing her for being Hegemony, or is this a bureaucracy problem? Not everyone lives as long as a Rezan."

"Anders certainly won't!"

"No, but that's how it is. Communication between the Empire and the Hegemony is only done through a few channels, and none of them are direct. If your occupation went through as you planned, it still would have taken a decade just to establish who should talk with who. A problem with your Hegemony is that it is a collection of powers that don't like to share. Anytime the Empire wants to talk, all the member states argue with each other who gets to be the one act as the representative, who will be the second voice in case the first cannot speak, the third voice if the first two representatives cannot be reached and so on. A lot of waiting and arguing before any response is sent and actual talks can start. And then there is what each side prioritizes. Military related agreements always take precedent, followed by trade deals, negotiations for repatriation of annexed territories, safe escort of sovereign civilians, and near the bottom is prisoner exchange.

That's lowest priority as nobody wants to dig through their byzantine records to find out who was taken, which member state they were from, their extradition procedures, and determining how valuable they are by rank. Anders, from what you told me dear Nunnette, is a pencil pusher at best. She's of little value to the Hegemony. The Empire likely won't need to hold her the ten years if the Hegemony tells them Anders is not worth anything to them. Then I'm afraid she'll be stuck here, an officer in a city of her enemy."

"Ow do you know so much about Hegemony relations?"

Jenwin gives Nunnette a pitying look. "My dear Nunnette, I'm a guildmaster of prostitutes and brothels. Half my employees are Hegemony that came to this forgotten corner of the Empire to be forgotten. They're the ones telling me all about their system so its easier to get their brothers, their sisters, their parents, or spouses out here."

:nusergei:"That doesn't explain how to keep Anders out of prison."

"Oh there's a couple ways. None of them exactly legal. You'll likely have to leave once you get them out before port authority realizes what you did."

:nusergei:"Well then we should-"

Wait. We're on the mainland. Jun Ma Zen is on the mainland. Alicia might be here! And if Alicia is here...would Viv be here?

"Um...Sergei? Is everything alright?"

:nusergei:"Uh Jenwin. Do you know where Jun Ma Zen is?"

"What? Oh yes that would be a three hour walk west of the city. Why? Do you think hiding out in the ass end of the prefecture will keep authority from finding you? Forget it. You'll have to leave this province altogether."

:nusergei:"No, no! It's that-"

>There's something I have to do (Go to Jun Ma Zen)
>Just curious.(Help Anders and leave)
No. 1085548 ID: eb0a9c

So... the Hegemony is a proper, honest-to-the-gods democracy, but there has been no work done on improving or compromising against the inherent weakness of long-term tribal arguing. On principle.

"Y'know, less people would join the bad guys if the good guys didn't present sitting around solving nothing as a virtue."

And to that effect, I think we should work on getting Anders and the other Hegemony grunts to defect. Really, she saved your mid-official ass (somehow), that should count for a lot. Vivian and her team can wait, they're elite agents and they've waited through worse.
No. 1087601 ID: 1e0c72
File 171200060030.png - (54.31KB , 800x600 , 4.png )

Giant explosion, everyone dies again.
No. 1087657 ID: 8f9bc4

No. 1088770 ID: 7a1a17
File 171313222280.png - (1.40MB , 2140x1908 , 163.png )

Good point. I don't really have many options left to me. Which means I'll probably need all the help I can get. I'd feel better with Viv but she probably wouldn't be sticking around waiting for me would she? She'll be long gone. And better they come with me than rotting in an Imperial holding block. Well time to see if my lessons in speaking paid off.

:nusergei:"Heyha, are you done with my assistant?"

"Your assistant?"

"Your assistant?"

:nusergei:"Yes, Miss Bellany is my assistant, and the best that I've had. And I would like to have her back now."

"And you are?"

:nusergei:"G-Governor Sergei. I believe you've heard of me."


:nusergei:"Well that sounds like your problem, I'm sure Miss Bellany can confirm my character, as can everyone else with me. Perhaps you know the honorable Jenwin?"

I gesture to the guildmaster and he gives a polite wave to the harbormaster.

:nusergei:"So if you don't mind I'd like to get settled in while I wait for you to get reclaim my island-"

"Wait just a moment! She's Hegemony!"

>Quick, bullshit something fast.
No. 1088773 ID: eb0a9c

"Captain Balzhemund lent his slave to me as a favor, after his experimental Gormoamhi cyborgs went rampant and tried to kill me. Said he'd pick her up in 50 years. And yes, I know Balzhemund's a human. Or at least, he was.
Guy's a @#$%ing maniac. Did you know he sleep-experimented on himself to replace his jaw? Point is, I fully intend to process Anders' complete defection to the Rezan Empire to keep her the @#$% away from him."
200 posts omitted. Last 100 shown. [Return] [Entire Thread] [Last 50 posts] [Last 100 posts]

Delete post []
Report post