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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. 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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