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947852 No. 947852 ID: fb2a85

“Good morning, Alphonse.”
“Good morning, Victoria. And this must be Emils.”
The elderly Avaros locks his eyes on the smaller Rabbold, in a hospital private room. He had invited us in during his granddaughters scheduled checkup, in regards to some matters discussed between Alice and Emils.
“To what do we owe the honor of you inviting us today?”
“My granddaughter has told me your ward has some kind of ability to help her.” He addresses Victoria.
“I am not sure what nonsense your ward has put into my girls head, but she was insistent on discussing some matter between us. She refused to provide any details, so I am here to determine just what is going on.”

>Be Emils - Explain matters while keeping abilities low key
>Be Victoria - Pry details out of Emils
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No. 956132 ID: a9af05

I'm tempted to use these new memories to make it seem like Emils was abused and she ran away. The trauma of the event caused her memory loss.
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No. 956159 ID: 91ee5f

>>956132
Huh. That might work. Not entirely sure if we should though.
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No. 956233 ID: 3bf416

>>956132
I do not see the use of adding another lie on top of another.
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No. 956449 ID: e7703b
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956449

I do not recognize these memories.
It could be mine, but I don’t know. My memories started when I woke in the cave.
Other than a sense of sharing mana, I do not have any compulsion to consume my supposed sibling core.
I do not even know how to get back. A lot of my progression towards here involved crossing a few underground streams.

I try to wipe off the tears, but it’s uncontrollable. I do not like this.
I try to stand, but my legs wobble, causing me to adjust myself.

“Emils, are you okay?” Alice asked with concern.
“I don’t know,” I say, I can’t seem to get proper control over my body.
“I think I’ll be fine in a while. I’m sorry but I would like to be alone for a while.”
“Oh. Are you sure?”
“Yes.”

I leave Alice behind, and make my way around a quiet corner.
After confirming that no one else is around, reform my entire body.
From the brain around my core, reverting meat and fat into slime, and back into organic matter, I quickly reshape the form of Emils from memory.
The naturally brown fur quickly dyes white when it confirms its shape.
It costed a lot of mana, but it seems to have stopped whatever happened.
I am not fond of such... emotions. I don’t think I will try to feel that again.

I tested my body’s control before continuing on my way back to Victoria.
I meet her half way.

“Emils, are you done? We’re heading back if you are.”
“I am. What did you discuss with the lady?”
“Oh. Nothing. Just needed some info.”
“Okay.”
We turn to head to the lobby. Alice isn’t here.

“Emils, I’m going to have to ask you to be careful when you leave home.” Victoria tells me when we leave the hospital.
“Why?”
“There has been a rise in slimes found around the city, and while they shouldn’t be much of an issue, there has been reports of them attacking people.”
“I could-“
“I know you could probably talk to them, I don’t think it’s a good idea. I don’t want you getting hurt over this. Slimes are not all safe to be around.”

>Agree
>Disagree
>Other
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No. 956451 ID: 2e758a

Strongly disagree. Suggest that you might be able to stop them from attacking altogeteher.
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No. 956453 ID: e7c7d3

Agree. Didn't the core slime die? These could be aimless left-overs acting irrationally.

Also yes, slimes are not safe to be around. Look Victoria right in the eyes when you agree with this statement.
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No. 956454 ID: 6e6f32

Disagree.

I haven't met a slime yet that I couldn't make friends with. I know how they think.
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No. 956458 ID: 015bf2

>>956449
Agree. Slimes can be dangerous.

Which is why you should talk to them.
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No. 956460 ID: ba56e6

Agree. Just like people, there are slimes that are good and that are bad.
Tell her not to worry. You'll make sure to chase away the bad ones.
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No. 956461 ID: 0fae41

Agree. Slip away anyway.
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No. 956463 ID: feecd8

>>956449
Agree
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No. 956468 ID: 801ba1

Agree. We've been notified that there's a dangerous slimy thing running around.
Still, be ready to rush if you hear a scream for help or something the like.
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No. 956469 ID: a16195

>>956449
Agree
...not all, no
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No. 956471 ID: 9b97e0

Other: Middle ground

Agree that if you encounter a slime, your initial reaction would be evasive. However, during the evasion you would try to determine whether the slime is aggressive or not. In case where you conclude that it's not aggressive, you would consider communicating with it.
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No. 956490 ID: f133dc

Now Emils, if you are going to be caretaker to these creatures, you are going to need to experience some of those emotions. Resetting your chemical balance isn't going to keep those feelings away, and you shouldn't anyway. You've asked to have emotions, now that you have them rebooting your physical form is like trying not to.
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No. 956561 ID: 864e49

Ask her what her thoughts and opinions on slims are.
Bring up mimic slimes and what she thinks of those.
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No. 956572 ID: c6c7c1

Agreed, but not all people are either. That doesn't mean you avoid them just to stay safe.
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No. 956575 ID: f901b7

>>956471
I’ll go with that.

Also this >>956561
Might as well get our foot in the door and ask about slimes and Victoria’s opinion of them as well as see if there’s stories about ones that can mimic others (just in case we’re not the first slime to have mimicked an actual person)
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No. 956601 ID: b1b4f3

>>956449
Remind her that their mother is dead. All the slimes are acting independently now. They are disagreeing on what to do... this means they need a new central authority. You are the only one who could be that leader.
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No. 957142 ID: e7703b
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957142

>>956490
Emotions are unpleasant. Loss of control of my body is not advisable.

“Very well, I won’t actively look for slimes.”
She looks at me, her eyes squints and she crosses her arms.
“Okay. But I mean it. There’s something going on, and it might not be as safe here.”
“How about you? What are your thoughts about slimes?”
She shrugs, “I haven’t interacted with them too much. It was too cold for most of them back home, but there was stories of giant ice slimes, almost invisible under a camouflage of ice and snow, that would silently take out unexpecting wanderers.”
A pause as she thinks, “Other than that, I’ve only heard stories of them being mostly safe when small, but deadly when larger.”

We continue on our way and I notice increased patrols of soldiers.
Some of them notice us but continue on their way.
Red eyes peeks at me, “Most of them know of me from the civil war a years ago.”
“A civil war?”
“Yeah. The last king was a real despot. He had stolen control from the queen with support from various nobility from around the kingdom. One of the queen’s daughters had escaped and contacted the neighboring kingdom for help.
The end result was a revolt. The people, joined the princess in retaking the throne and purging the kingdom. Even the king of Marmor, King Einard, an A class adventurer in his day, joined in the fight. But by the time the princess’s army reached the palace, the king was assassinated. Strix had killed the king.”
“What role did you play in the war?”
“I was in Marmor at the time, and I crossed paths with the princess as she escaped. I was her escort since then, up til recently. I’m politically neutral in both kingdoms so the matter was dumped on my lap.”
“How was it?”
“Boring. I left home so I wouldn’t have to be a princess, only to be escorting one about. And the constant flirting with Enrod was unbearable.”
“Who’s Enrod?”
“He’s the prince of Marmor. He and Princess Harenae hit it off instantly. Once the political scene is stable, they’ll be king and queen. For now, King Einard is keeping the peace and preventing other kingdoms from taking advantage of the situation here.”

We’ve reached our home, somewhat uneventfully.
“So, what do you have planned today?” She asks.
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No. 957144 ID: 015bf2

>>957142
Play with other kids. Maybe continue your food experimentation.

(For example, two youngsters who have picked up a slime friend.)

Ask about Fuller. Tell about Alice’s offer to recommend it.
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No. 957146 ID: d88d26

That was a lot of drama.
Before all this interaction with the natives, did we had any unfinished plan? If not we should go hunt.
Either take some quests from the guild or look for the trail of that criminal organization. For the first we will pŕobable be underestimated and given a banal task, for the second the patrols can cause problems but it also means our prey will be less active.

Will there be a test for this civil war lesson? I don't think I will remember half of it.
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No. 957153 ID: b07f1c

Tell her you were planning on visiting the theater to ask if there are any plays scheduled.
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No. 957161 ID: feecd8

>>957142
I think we've been focusing too much on magic. We've got weapon skills that need to be increased, so I say we should ask Victoria to give us some weapon training!
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No. 957165 ID: 621ed6

>>957161
Agreed, a proper magical girl is also a weapon specialist.
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No. 957169 ID: b1b4f3

>>957142
Not all emotions are that intense. Also, you can learn to control yourself better, or control your emotions better. It is merely a challenge, and you are inexperienced, that's all. Rise to the challenge.
Food for thought: sadness is what people experience when people close to them die. This means you're causing sadness when you eat people. Now you understand them better, and understand the consequences of your actions. Experiencing more emotions will allow you to further expand your understanding, allowing you to blend in better, which is one of your main priorities is it not?

Hmm, what CAN we do right now? What do you need to do next to get your hunting license?
Oh, ask Red Eyes how she deals with intense emotions. Does she know any special techniques?
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No. 957187 ID: 91ee5f

>>957161
This. We need more weapon training.
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No. 957190 ID: a9af05

>>957161
Agreed.

We can't rely on magic for everything.
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No. 957240 ID: 67b9f9

>>957161
Yeah this. We need to be able to defend ourselves with weapons when magic won’t. Our slime powers should be a last resort, a last surprise for threats we have yet to see.

Also Emils, try not to push those emotions away. Attempt to experience them and understand them. Others experience them to so understanding how it feels and why they feel it will help you develop empathy.
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No. 957269 ID: f133dc

Yes, emotions certainly cause loss of control, for a variety of reasons, and despite that you should STILL not burn mana to avoid feeling the physiological effects of having them. Like anything managing them is a skill, one you are woefully inadequate at.

We should start a new project today. We've learned a lot of different things, song, how to craft semi-electronic matter that we can make limbs out of, just a general improvement in capacity to do everything.

Lets go out into the woods, and make some cool things. Maybe we can use the arm template to make a super powered magic exoskeleton. This might take some practice, but with their advanced ability to manipulate materials, Emils could probably make some quality salable goods to get some easy money. We can use that money to buy mana stones. Or hire people to help us cast bigass magic spells by drawing on their mana.

Or we can hang out with some of our other friends. How's Beatrice's new life as a normie?
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No. 957270 ID: 298857

Sadness doesn't feel very good. But there are also positive emotions. You will understand once you experience them.
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No. 957338 ID: 0cb682

Go for a walk. Alucard-style.
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No. 957706 ID: f2320a

>>957270
One needs contrast the good and the bad or it has no meaning
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No. 958526 ID: e7703b
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958526

“I was hoping for some more experience with different types of weapons, as well as going to the guild. Will all that be important?”
“Not really. In any case, we can go together. I just need to grab some stuff from home before we go.”
We continue on our way back.

“So, what did you talk with Alice about?” She asks.
“We talked about relationships.”
Red eyes takes a misstep but quickly recovers, “oh? What about?”
“Mostly about her and Silvia.
Why do people get into relationships? From what I’ve seen, it has been very painful for everyone involved.”
“Oh. Uh...” She scratches her head, “Relationships are a mixed bag. There are some that are good, and some that are bad. It’s not all good or all bad all the time though.
It’s not always something you can control,” she looks far off, “it’s just... when you find someone you genuinely enjoy being around, you feel like you’d like to spend your life with them. You want to be involved in their lives to some degree, and then you find out everything you know about them is a lie and they are part of your life out of dut-“
Red eye pauses, frowning before sighing.
“Forget that last part, I’m not really a good role model for a proper relationship. It’s not something easily explained, and each person will find their own relationship on their own way. Just keep in mind, just because you like someone, doesn’t mean they will feel the same way. It’s a very emotional thing, so it doesn’t always makes sense.”
“I see.” I think... “How would one control their emotions?”
“Eh, there’s different ways. The most common way is to meditate. Clearing your mind and calm your heart, and all that shit. Rosh can teach you about that. Others use training to focus themselves. However it’s mostly something you get better at with time and experience. There’s no shortcuts on controlling your body, like emotions and physical fitness.”
I guess that doesn’t apply to me.

We reached home, and I wait outside as Red eyes goes in and grabs a bag before we continue on our way to the guild.

“We also talked about Fuller. Do you know about it?”
“Oh yeah. It’s a very prestigious school of magic. My sister spent a few years there, and I would have gone too... are you interested in going?”
“Maybe? I am unsure at the moment.”
“Well, there’ll be a mage from Fuller coming over soon. He’s be the one who will evaluate your magic. If things go well, he’ll also mentor you while he has some free time. If you want to go, you could join him him back to Fuller. Either way, I’ll be leaving this city in a few months.”
“Where will you be going?”
“Wherever. I haven’t really given much thought when I left home, and I just feel like going as far away as possible.”
“Especially now.” She mumbles, as she picks up and looks at her gem necklace.

We’re approaching the guild, “So, any thought on what kind of training you’d like? I can help out getting some proper trainers for you while I fill out some paperwork.”
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No. 958529 ID: 0fae41

Magic trainers. Let's expand our magic vocabulary - though outwardly we should only express proficiency in one or two fields, which seems to be the norm for an individual.
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No. 958530 ID: e7c7d3

How about some archery. Learning accuracy would help with a variety of other skills.
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No. 958536 ID: 91ee5f

>>958526
We did say we wanted weapon training, so we should stick with that.

Currently, we have the Sword Handling and Spear Handling skills. Victoria gave us a little sword training, so we’ve got Rank D with swords, while we’ve only got Rank F for spears.

I’m thinking that we should ask for someone that can give us some spear training.
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No. 958560 ID: b07f1c

Defensive skills. Shielding, evading, etc.
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No. 958577 ID: b1b4f3

>>958526
Archery(to see if you can learn it despite not having absorbed the skill), swordsmanship and spear use. If you can find a private location to practice, you could try using swords with multiple limbs.
Hmm, actually... since you can produce liquids at will, it would be useful to gain the knowledge of a lethal or incapacitating toxin(one not dangerous to slimes) that you could apply to things like throwing daggers, darts, and arrowheads. You'll want to learn how to use one or two of those. Can you learn to use throwing spears?
An incapacitating drug would be more generally useful as you could use that to get people out of the way during a stealth mission without making people suspect there's a monster on the loose. Optimally you'd want to be able to put people to sleep at range without making much noise, but it would also be acceptable to be able to use it on a target after sneaking up on them.
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No. 958592 ID: f133dc

Did something happen to Victoria recently? Or a long time ago? She's acting strange. I wonder what's wrong...

If you didn't notice she has trouble controlling her emotions too, and makes mistakes because of it.
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No. 958599 ID: 298857

+Archery
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No. 958608 ID: 6e6f32

Martial Arts, Sword Handling, Parkour.
Combined with slime powers to hide and extend weapons from anywhere and we could be whirling death.
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No. 958612 ID: d63ea8

Just because I'm curious to see where this goes:
"Do we have a good relationship?"

Also Archery.
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No. 958624 ID: b8bf3b

Do archery
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No. 958625 ID: 977456

Knives and scouting.

>"Do we have a good relationship?"
Now this is a band that I can wag on!
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No. 958642 ID: 621ed6

Sword training. Always enhance your strengths before shoring up weaknesses.

And another vote for asking about the relationship.
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No. 958723 ID: f133dc

Lets forget mundane training sessions and get emotional training from Victoria (yes I know how ridiculous that is, just roll with it).
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No. 958753 ID: e96198

>>958526
Archery, we can train up our swordslimeship later. We're already a monster at close range, why not stretch to long range so no one can escape?

>>958612
I'm also going with this. Quite direct, I like it.
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No. 958860 ID: 2870a3

i say yet more seord training, yes we are quite good in close range our persona wouldnt be able to go all monstery on people without blowing our cover fully
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No. 958879 ID: a9af05

>>958526
If Victoria is leaving, then does that mean that she's not going to be coming back? Because she never said that she would come back.

Then ask Victoria if this means you'll never see her again.
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No. 958895 ID: 094652

Give her a hug and say "stay safe, Red Eyes."
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No. 958983 ID: 0cb682

Magic, we have CQC covered from our ability to glomp people and become flesh meltingly hot.
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No. 958994 ID: e7703b
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958994

“Archery and more swordsmanship. I would like to improve my ranged options in general, as well as some maneuvering training if possible.”
“That’s easy enough, there’s an area under the guild for training. There ought to be a few people around that can help you.”
“So what about us?”
“Us?”
“Our relationship. What kind of relationship are we in? You seem to be uncomfortable when discussing about it earlier.”
“... I... I am not sure.” Red eye answers, “I have no idea about who you are, where you come from, or what kind of person you will be. You’re much too closed off to get a proper read on, and I’m not sure on when or who you’ll open up to.
I have no idea on how to treat you, or what to do with you. I don’t want to keep you locked up like I was, and I want you to be in control of your own future.”
She rubs her pendant, “I guess I’m not really a good role model, and in no way a proper guardian, but I’ll try to take care of you while you’re under my care.”
“I see. I think you’re doing an okay job.” Not that I have much experience.
She pats my head, “Thanks. Go ahead and head to the back of the building, the entrance to the underground training area is at the back. I’ll send someone over to help you.”
“Okay.”

I walk though the building, past some people and the noisy bar area.
The entrance was a roofed stair case down to a large spacious arena, with an area split for a range, a place for physical training, a place for rest and a few rooms. I don’t see anyone training magic or maneuvering.
I also spot Hoor, Eliot, Mark, and Lily.

I head to the range and pick up a spare bow. Looking at some of the other archers, I copy their pose and take aim... and miss. I don’t think this bow is sized right for me.
Shortly after, the same Avaros who gave me my test showed up.

“Oh hey. Emils right? It’s me, Terra. I was asked to help you on some training, so what would you like to do today?”

>Focus on:
Archery/Throwing
Blades
Spears/Staff

Proficiency depends on order of training or specific weapons.
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No. 958995 ID: 1774cd

>>958994
Archery. No use in half-assing it if you're gonna start.
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No. 958997 ID: e4abe1

>>958995
this
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No. 958999 ID: b07f1c

>so what would you like to do today?
Consume.
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No. 959000 ID: d88d26

>Archery/Throwing

Since every move you make is a precise and conscious puppeteer of your body your aim should become perfect after a few attempts. You only need to discover the sequence of movements that lead you to a hit and repeat them for every consecutive shot. Experience would still be necessary for the initial aim, to correct variables like differences between projectiles and the wind.
I prefer throwing lessons because darts and daggers are easier to conceal than a bow and arrows.
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No. 959001 ID: 6e6f32

Archery.

They'll teach you the proper technique and positions for the basics. Once they do though, see if track the arrow as it flys. It might cost you a few pairs of eyes, or require some modifications... but if you can get a feel for how it wobbles mid air, you'll get very good very fast.
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No. 959003 ID: a9af05

>>958994
>Archery/Throwing
The bow and arrow will help with long range.

Having throwing knives can also help. They can be used in close range stabbing and long range throwing.
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No. 959005 ID: 0fae41

Seems rather trivial when you can conjure spears of earth under an opponent or just absorb them entirely. Practice throwing, something you can use in your true form. Also train on spears as an extension of your body.
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No. 959009 ID: 015bf2

Priorities:

Spears/Staff
Archery/Throwing
Blades
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No. 959018 ID: 094652

>Throwing
Ultimately, your slime body is capable of throwing multiple projectiles simultaneously. You need to practice trajectory and reload to get the most out of your ability.
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No. 959019 ID: 9a284f

Emils, get a higher grip. You want to get a little crook between the limb and your thumb to rest the shaft of the arrow in. Find a good spot on your cheek-bone that you can consistently get your thumb against when you draw, and for goodness sake rotate your elbow. You want it pointed outwards, not downwards. You'll keep slapping your wrist and affecting accuracy with that.

Uh, in other words, focus on archery.
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No. 959030 ID: e96198

Archery/throwing. Now that I think about it, it'd be hilarious if we got our throwing proficiency so high we end up killing if not seriously harming attackers with just rocks or pebbles.

Anyways getting our ranged proficiency to be passable if not good will make it easier to take down opponents who eventually get close. If we landed some hits, they'll be weakened enough to where we won't have to bring out our slime stats. Besides, if we become amazing at range, it won't raise as many eyebrows. It's easier to get away with the assumption that we're good at archery. It's much harder to explain within reason why Emils is unusually heavy and strong.
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No. 959031 ID: c84ff4

throw/archery
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No. 959035 ID: 977456

It seems clear that Red Eyes is attempting to assist us, but lacks sufficient information to do so. Additionally, Red Eyes has considerable interest in avoiding scrutiny, which furthers our ability to impose upon her to prevent the dissemination of information. I feel that we should disclose all relevant information to her.

I want to learn more of anatomy, so a precision weapon would be ideal. Slashing seems like the least of these.
Spears/Staff
Archery/Throwing
Blades
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No. 959039 ID: 91ee5f

>>958994
Archery/Throwing
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No. 959095 ID: 298857

Focus on throwing. It's more likely to help with aiming magical attacks, and with your strength you've got a hell of an arm.
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No. 959266 ID: 2590db

We're gonna need to eat all archers to gain proficiency.
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No. 959267 ID: 015bf2

>>959266
People going missing is noticed, we know that much. Clearly the optimal strategy is to procure and eat a bow to learn its structure and functionality.
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No. 959453 ID: e7703b
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959453

I do not understand.
*THUNK*
I emulate her posture.
*THUNK*
I follow her techniques.
*THUNK*
I can feel the weapons leave my hands perfectly.
*THUNK*
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No. 959455 ID: e7703b
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959455

“Okay, maybe ranged weapons aren’t for you.” Terra looks at the knife embedded into the back wall, “At the very least, you could just throw things really hard. That’s probably just as effective.”
“Please do not patronize me. Let’s move on to other things.”

With access to a variety of weapons, [Swords D] is now [Blades D]. I’m now more familiar with how to handle different types of swords, daggers, and how to use the hilt to block and parry. Terra opts to teach techniques rather than actual practice. It’s slow, but it allows me to see how differently she moves compared to Red eyes.

Using a spear is cumbersome. They do not have an appropriate tool my size, so very often the wooden staff wobbles after every move. It does upgrade to [Spear E], so there is some benefits to learning to use a spear against a person. Useful for keeping people out of arms reach, I don’t see how useful this might be if I intend to use a sword as a main.

As an overall result, being more familiar with moving with this form has risen its stats slightly to [Dex D].
Otherwise, apart from failing archery and throwing, it does not seem too bad.

—-

“So there IS something you’re not good at.” Lily pipes up as she walks up to us, looking at the mess I had left at the range, looking slightly proud for some reason.
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No. 959456 ID: b1b4f3

>>959455
I guess that means we can't learn a new skill so easily, only develop the ones we gain from reading cores. I wonder if there's something in your core design that's outright blocking you from learning new things? Well, that's okay for now.
What is that face? Are you feeling another emotion?
Honestly swords are probably the best fit for you at the moment, as heavy swords are more useful than heavy spears, and you're good at using heavy equipment.

Hmm, Lily was the overconfident haste-magic user we met at the exam, right? Ask her if she passed.
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No. 959457 ID: b07f1c

Emotions are unnecessary. Calm yourself... and fail, and furiously leave the place.

Alternatively, tell Lily that hiding one's weaknesses is a basic combat strategy. Also, that anything that she's good at, you can easily get better than her at.
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No. 959458 ID: 6e6f32

Aaah. Your dexterity needs improvement. Fine control of you body's motion.

When you are using your body itself as a weapon, it's easy for you to rely on your massive weight and strength to get the job done. Tiny inaccuracies don't matter much. When wielding weapons however, those tiny inaccuracies in your motion are magnified. The effect is most obvious with ranged weapons. You'll need to come back to those some time.

Also, swords aren't appropriate for all situations. Polearms are generally a more bread and butter solution, and the spear is the most basic of them.
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No. 959459 ID: 2590db

If you can't fight an enemy from distance, maybe try the parkour for mobility training to get close instead if they have one?
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No. 959460 ID: a9af05

>>959455
>“So there IS something you’re not good at.” Lily pipes up as she walks up to us, looking at the mess I had left at the range, looking slightly proud for some reason.
"Of course there's something I'm not good at. Nobody is perfect."
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No. 959461 ID: 094652

A simple solution would be to artificially decrease the force in your throw, so that it matches the force used by Terra and fits the trajectory equation. See if weakening your arm with lower density will make your throws slightly more accurate.

Then practice on your own with multiple arms at once.
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No. 959497 ID: fa2754

So it may seem. Oh well. Just something to master later.
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No. 959498 ID: 015bf2

Frustration. Annoyance. Maybe a dash of jealousy towards your betters. Emotions that feed into recklessness, causing a probability of reduced accuracy and logical thinking, perhaps even leading you to expose weaknesses or clues to your real form. Identifying these emotions is a necessary step to calming them down through reason, without having to hard reset your body's brain.

Your failures may be more logical than you think. You're not used to coordinating these body parts in a minutely accurate ways. There may be a limit to what eye-level observation alone can teach. Unlike with spells which you can essentially see/hear and more or less outright copy, physical training seems to require developing muscle memory through regular practice.

You have the option of eating cores or copying skills, but those carry disadvantages (such as the skill copy limit of one). Therefore you should consider a different shortcut, through holding on to someone and looking at their mana paths as they try to perform physical tasks. This may give you greater insight into minute movements, since your senses here are keener. You could try it out with someone you've already trusted with knowledge of your mana sensing and may have to check up on again anyway, like Bea or that officer you healed.

>something you're not good at
"Yet. Hello Lily. What are you doing here?"

She may be smug she's better than you at something. Or perhaps she's just done something she's proud of?
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No. 959500 ID: 977456

Perhaps you should stop trying to recreate the motions of the master, and instead try to understand the mechanics of the action. Just get a ball and throw it gently back-and-forth between you and Lily, while training your conversation and multitasking skills, in order to build up a predictive algorithm to determine where thrown objects will travel.
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No. 959504 ID: d88d26

Did you embedded the hilt of that knife into the back wall? Did you perhaps increase force in proportion to your frustration?


>“So there IS something you’re not good at.”

"This statement is correct."


>>959500
Good idea.

"I never throw anything before. Please help me practice." Pick up rubber ball.
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No. 959511 ID: 92fc1d

Pick her up and hold her over your head for her insolence.
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No. 959583 ID: 298857

>>959455
"I bet I can bench press your mom."
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No. 959642 ID: e96198

>>959455
Another challenge to overcome. I think we should prioritize swords and throwing as primary skills.

You're looking a little frustrated, normal to feel. It's a feeling that either pushes people to do better or it pushes people away from their goals as well as other things.

>>959500
Yeah, lets start small.
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No. 959903 ID: 0fae41

Practice makes perfect. Go somewhere private and repeat these exercises in your natural, slimey form.
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No. 959912 ID: e7703b
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959912

“Not everyone is good at everything.” I respond, while looking Lily in the eyes.
She breaks eye contact first, frowning. “Hello Lily, Mark.” I greet the two as they come closer.
“Uh, Emily right?”
“Emils.”
“Right. I’m sorry about Lily. She’s just upset about the last test. She’s a lot friendly otherwise.”
I set the spear aside, “It’s fine, besides, there is nothing wrong with finding out what I can and can’t do. While I am better at the sword, it’s a short range tool. I just need something with a longer reach instead.”
“Ha, nothing beats magic in terms of distance,
Frustration. Another emotion. Easier to remove, but quick to come back.
Annoying. Frustration begets frustration.

“Oh, it’s you kids.” Terra notices, “Since most of you guys are here, I guess I can tell you ahead of time. Your next exam will be a written one, before you get your F ranks.”
Lily instantly latches onto Terras words, “oh, any hint on what it’ll be?”
“Eh. Just standard identification of stuff, strategy making, and guild rules. You’ll find about most of it in the library, but I can’t tell you where. Everyone goes though it, so don’t worry about it.”
“Oh.” Mark looks a bit worried, “I’m not all that good at remembering stuff.”
“Don’t worry to hard, it’s not scored. We just wanna look at how well everyone does at different situations. You won’t believe at how many people start off without knowing how to read. Test should be tomorrow afternoon, come in whenever, you don’t need to be together when it happens. Helps deter cheating.”

Terra gives us a few pointers before leaving.
It’s going to be late afternoon.

> There seems to be a misunderstanding. I gain more from consuming a living core. I can only copy something from scanning someone.
I had gained most of my abilities from consuming the cores of others.

> Adjusting my body density is a concept I have not considered.
Reducing the mass in my arm, I grab a nearby throwing knife to throw at the range, but it misses. It might just be that I am not good at this.

“Your technique seems fine,” Mark notes, “maybe try some other tools. Sand and stones for example. Doesn’t have to be knives.” He picks one up and throws it perfectly into the bulls eye.
“Or magic.” Lily adds, quickly flicking her wrist at the range while muttering a quick chant. Something about a wind needle. The air flutters and an invisible impact hits the paper target.
“With your aim, maybe throw a bunch of stuff instead. Some of them is bound to hit.” Lily comments.
“We’re planning to head up to the library to look up what to study. Would you like to join us?” Mark asks.
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No. 959920 ID: e4abe1

>>959912
actaully turning a bunch of rock into shotgun bullets seems pretty effective to me, that would be devastating
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No. 959921 ID: b1b4f3

Hmm yeah throwing a bunch of slingshot bullets at something would work.
Go study with these two. If anything, it'll be good to practice handling annoyance.
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No. 959923 ID: d63ea8

>>959921
Agreed.
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No. 959926 ID: f133dc

Just not being good at something doesn't exist, with a few thousand hours of practice you should be able to this the bullseye every time.
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No. 959939 ID: b07f1c

Yes, go to the library. Maybe they have some interesting novels there.
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No. 959949 ID: 0fae41

Nah. Go practice your throwing more, in private.
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No. 959950 ID: ba56e6

We have studied being a magical girl extensively. I'm sure it will be fine.

We should go investigate the criminals who were bothering that Rabbold boy. If we leave to go to a fancy magic school, we should deal with them first.
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No. 960005 ID: fa2754

>>959912
Private time. Let's go find a core to munch.
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No. 960031 ID: dce46f

I like this scattershot idea Lily is suggesting
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No. 960047 ID: 2590db

Ask her to teach you that spell she just did, it seems really usefull.
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No. 960052 ID: 91ee5f

>>959921
Do this.

>>960047
I’m pretty sure she’s going to refuse because she doesn’t like us.
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No. 960055 ID: 20d53d

Throwing a bunch of stones or even bits of metal might actually be a good idea with your strength overcoming the bluntness of them. Something to practice, it could be even better than a single knife if you get good at it.

For now, studying is probably smart, since passing that test isn't going to need a ranged attack.
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No. 960105 ID: 2590db

Learn to fire bone darts out of your hands. When you're on your own, of course.
Join them in the library.
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