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1006261 No. 1006261 ID: afe7de

The world is ending, you don’t have to put it on your own shoulders, but you chose to anyway because if you don’t, who will?

CATALYST PART 1: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/986604.html
CATALYST PART 2: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/993796.html
CATALYST INTERMISSION: https://questden.org/kusaba/quest/res/1001663.html

WIKI: https://questden.org/wiki/CATALYST
DISCUSSION: https://questden.org/kusaba/questdis/res/135736.html
PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/m/Edmango


AUTHORS NOTE: This quest will contain 18+ content including violence, sexual content, angry characters, and more. Reader discretion is advised
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No. 1026646 ID: c92a02

No. 1026648 ID: 629f2e

E, all of the above.

Give Toni a smooch, say thanks, drop him to the floor, and then punt him. Naturally, this is all part of his plan, and he'll land somewhere nice most likely. Look at him, look at Toni. That's a punting cat. You know you wanna punt him. Look! The dancing ghost is probably telling you to do it too, that means you gotta if you wanna S rank this scene.

(More serious explanation for cautious folk: It's an option for a reason, something fun is likely to come out of it. Cat's not just gonna be a random jerk for no explainable reason.)
No. 1026649 ID: 8483cf

E. All of the above. It's a party!
No. 1026650 ID: e51896

E and F

Kiss Toni,

then thank him for making you happy

then ask if you can borrow the cardboard of you later at some random point, just in case you need to pull a prank on someone who might try to bother you with an uncomfortable conversation (my plan is to use our illegal donut to switch spaces with cardboard to trick someone like Iraphena or Cannie if they bug us, and run away laughing as they try to talk to cardboard cat) I'm sure Toni will let us, he loves a good prank

then tell Toni to think fast, drop him

then punt him under Gena's dress since she is nearby

then tell Gena "you know what to do with him!"

then give Toni a wink and a thumbs up to show no hard feelings, and let Gena handle him.
No. 1026652 ID: 96c896

No. 1026666 ID: 864e49

Give him the D!
No. 1026776 ID: afe7de
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Your breath hitches in your throat, you take a look at this tiger and internally you go, what the heck and pull Toni towards you in a smooch. He returns the smooch and you hear a hoot over from Andrea and Maple. After a moment you pause, a line of saliva drooling from your mouths.

You: Thanks, I needed that!
Toni: Heh, that’s kinda gay bro.

You roll your eyes at him and notice faintly that the ghosts have not stopped, in fact, they’re indicating you should keep going. But… in a weird direction. Well, you have always wanted to do something like this, why not revel in the hilarity. You drop toni.


He starts to fall and curls into himself a bit, perfect. You pull back your leg and with a swift motion punt the little bastard, he’s surprisingly light, and he goes FLYING. At first you think he’s going to land right under Gena, but Maple happens to walk in front at that exact moment. He crashes, like a basketball into a hoop, directly into Maple’s bosom.

Svart (on the speakers): Schwing!
Svart (on the speakers): GOAAAAAAAL!!!
Svart (on the speakers): S RANKED!!!
Svart (on the speakers): Airhorn blares multiple times

You get a weary thumps up as maple begins to show some affection to Toni and walks towards the back room.
No. 1026780 ID: afe7de
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The music goes back to some royalty free vaguely party-ish music. You feel like you’ve heard it in every movie that’s ever existed, but you shrug, it’s ambient enough. You eye the room and that’s when you see Mint and Taranis dashing through the crowd. Taranis has quite a few Nipple tassels in his claws and one in his beak, looks like he just stole one off of Xana, which nets you a good look at her inverted nipples. Nice. Mints not too far behind, you think she has a pair of panties in her maw and is in hot pursuit of Taranis. This nets you a chuckle and you look around some more.

Landi and Sunshine are now flying around the room together and the Skunk looks visibly relieved. You think you see some pixie sticks in front of her, or what you assume to be sugar tubes. Uh oh, the fairies will probably be up to some mischief soon. Eh, it’s a party. You take a sip of your drink, feeling a bit less drunk after exerting yourself.

- Your lips are a bit tighter
- Some of your stress is returning
- You should drink more
- The more you drink the more you’ll have fun!

A. Dance some more!
- Looks like it’s one of those grindy songs now
- You see Andrea point at you and then her crotch
- You get the feeling quite a few kin will be grinding up against you

B. Talk to that Skunk!
- She seems to be having a conversation with some guy with wild hair and sunglasses
- She’s squinting her eyes a lot at him
- The guy in the sunglasses has not broken eye contact with you
- You can’t tell if he’s in shock or not

C. Talk to Trey, Gruk, and Nicky
- You spot them off to the side of the bleachers
- They look to be eating snacks and fiddling with some cards

D. Go draw with Peanut
- Peanut’s up in the bleachers by himself with a notebook
- You could go there and just people watch for a bit
- You did want to draw that fox you had in your head

E. Go talk to Iraphena or Cannie
- They’re both tearing through the Pizzas
- Oh goddess their faces are covered in sauce
- You could probably isolate one from the other easily

F. Watch Gena and Jerry
- She’s getting a bit handsy with him
- He looks like he’s conflicted but is overall enjoying it
- You bet they’re totally gonna start making out
- Any moment now…

G. Chase after Mint and Taranis with Xana
- Theft is going too far!
- You definitely don’t want the panties or anything
- Xana looks to have started chasing them around whilst laughing

H. Other
- Suggest something else!

No. 1026782 ID: e51896

You see Andrea point at you and then her crotch
She wants you! don't keep her waiting!
No. 1026783 ID: c92a02

E, talk to Ira alone.
No. 1026784 ID: 629f2e

B! Talk to Kelsey, Kelsey is great.

Also, sunglasses means Joseph, AKA Jhonen, and I will remind the readers that right now Cat is dressed very similarly to Roger.

He's staring, that means he recognizes us. We gotta see this interaction play out.
No. 1026787 ID: 8483cf

G and B! Chase the birb and suddenly end up with skunk because drunk. Skunk drunk!

Xana crashes into the person in the runner-up suggestion, who's very interested in those inverted nips.
No. 1026788 ID: 094652

G because cat shenanigans are best shenanigans
Especially if they lead to catgirl sex
No. 1026789 ID: 96c896

Have a drink! Maintain that SUPER TIPSY.

No. 1026845 ID: 864e49

B Introduce yourself to new people!
No. 1026933 ID: 798908

remember to start drinking a cup of water with each cup of beer from here out, manage that hydration to stop the hangover!
No. 1026945 ID: e51896

Still voting A, but if B is chosen:

>She’s squinting her eyes a lot at him

Seems to be suggesting she isn't too happy, or suspicious of this newcomer or something, probably upset he took the police job before her, or thinks his conspiracy theories are weird? maybe we can do her a favor by getting him away from her for awhile

Introduce yourself to them and welcome them to Lyst, get Joseph weirded out with how much you look like his old friend. Compliment him on his cool cool Wanomay hairstyle and ask which Wanomay character his hairstyle is based off of. Ask what brings them here.

If you find out Joseph is a conspiracy nut or working for the police now, let him know about the animals catching on fire, and that you think Aeglos was investigating that for an article he's writing, and perhaps he and Aeglos should meet for information on that, I'm sure they'd make good friends. (point out Aeglos from the crowd). Tell him he should go meet him right now

Afterwards, if we manage to get Joseph away from Kelsey, speak with Kelsey and get to know her. Might be best to start a friendship since Sunshine was talking to her for awhile and we might recruit her for dungeon diving later. maybe she'll appreciate you getting Joseph out of her hair if we managed to get him distracted with Aeglos. Tell her she should meet and talk with Willamina sometime later in the party.
No. 1027098 ID: afe7de
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You see her piercing glare, the lick of her lips, the cocking of her hips. Oh Andrea wants to D A N C E. And who are you to say no to her? You start to saunter over to her, taking confident steps and she oggles you, looking absolutely giddy. You look down briefly and note that it appears it was HER undies that were stolen by Taranis. Nice. As you approach the music switches to a more funky techno beat. The bass thrums through your body and you can feel it in your legs. The light turns a little darker, and the spotlights flicker. You get the distinct vibe of being at a RAVE, ah, it’s been too long.

The music is loud and deafening, but a small crowd starts to form most of the kin here. Your bodies all start gyrating. You press your ass against Andrea’s crotch and she grinds against you. You feel her breathe down your neck, causing your hairs to stand on ends. You get goosebumps at the sensations as more bodies close in and grind up against you. It’s tight, it’s lurid, it’s hot, and you get lost in the sea of sensation. At one point you’re grinding against Andrea, then it’s Xana, then it’s… Jerry? Whatever, he seems to be having a good time. This goes on for quite a few minutes and you even see Nipha and Rudy enter the premises, Niphas no longer wearing her jacket, but still has her vest on. Instead, Rudy is wearing it, they’re both soaked but have large smiles on their faces. You even spot Aeglos in the corner, sitting opposite Peanut, just watching the dancing.

The fairies are flitting between everyone on the floor, Sunshine’s acting as a disco ball and Landi is peppering random kin with dust, flitting between their legs, bouncing on breasts, bonking heads, and overall just feeling the pitched fever of DANCE. You start to get parched and waddle your way out of the dance floor. It’s time to HYDRATE.

You make your way out of the mess of bodies and reach the table with the skunk and that guy with the sunglasses. You down two cups of water, then refill your drink and head their way. The man’s been staring at you this entire time, but not with anything you’d call a glare. It’s more of a surprise, or even exasperation. You loosen your bow-tie a tad before seating yourself near them.
No. 1027099 ID: afe7de
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You: Dig the hair man, you cosplaying some sort of WANOMAY character?
Joseph: What?
Joseph: No, I can hear you, I’m just surprised that’s the first thing you’d say to me ROGER
Joseph: Especially after this long?
You: Uh, my name’s Cat, not Roger, Maybe I just look like your friend?
Joseph: The name’s Joseph, well it is now anyway.
Joseph: You’re the spitting image of him.

He pulls out a photo and you see a bunch of kids, it’s a nearly photo-realistic drawing, in your slightly tipsy state, you almost thought it was a photograph. You see someone who could potentially be Joseph, but you also see someone who is dressed nearly identical to you in the photo. Something tickles the back of your mind as you look at this, but you shrug it off.

You: Huh, yeah I do look kind of like him
You: Kid’s got some artist vibes
You: He’ll go places I’m sure
Joseph: Hmph, yeah I hope he did…

There’s an eerie silence as he makes his last statement, you turn to the Skunk, who looks relieved to see another kin at the table and begin to speak.

You: Hey, I’m Cat, nice to see another new face!
Kel: I’m Kel, this guy here’s a big p-p-paranormal nut, also superstitious
Joseph: Is it superstition if I prove it’s wrong or right concretely?
Kel: Considering the amount of “Hunches” You have
Kel: Yes. I would call you s-s-superstitious.
You: Well, if you want some superstitious gossip you should talk to Aeglos
You: He’s a journalist and certified snoop, he might have some deets

At the mention of that you can see that Joseph seems torn, like he wants to stay and interrogate you, but also wants to talk to Aeglos. He gives you an expression which you take a moment to process. You THINK he wants to talk to you later in more detail, but he just nods and walks away. Such intensity, jeeze. You can see Kel give a deep and drawn out exhale as he walks away.

Kel: Fuckin asshole
You: He uh, giving you trouble
Kel: *SIGH* N-n-no, I mean I guess things are fine
Kel: Just bad timing…
Kel: And now I have this thing with a f-f-fairy of all things
Kel: It’s all just more complicated than I w-w-wanted
You: Welcome to my world, where it’s all needlessly complicated and stressful
You: At least it’s better then Donjon
Kel: Damn straight.

A. Talk to Kel
- A1. Talk about Sunshine
- A2. Talk about Lyst
- A3. Talk about what’s stressing her
- A4. Other

B. Other
- Go do something else
- Feel free to come up with a scenario or something fun to do
- You think that Random is about to make something cool happen after this update

No. 1027100 ID: 8483cf

Talk to Kel about Sunshine and what's stressing her. Be chill about it because dunk- I mean, skunk- I mean drunk.
No. 1027101 ID: 96c896

A1, A3
No. 1027104 ID: 629f2e

A1 and A3. Let her vent her frustrations.
No. 1027159 ID: e51896

A1, talk about Sunshine, you sent Landi over to distract him earlier so he wouldn't make things too stressful on her

Then, offer to drink with her as you

A3: talk about what's been stressing her out, and talk about what has been stressing you out as well. be chill about things
No. 1027189 ID: e51896

Oh yeah, I want to think of fun scenerios that could happen for B as we do A

-Tippler's fish avatar comes in with a huge-ass fish for everyone to eat! Cat recognizes him as the meme guy from here: https://questden.org/kusaba/questarch/res/993796.html#1001246 Nobody knows why he's here.

- during each and every update during the party, Taranis will steal one random kin's article of clothing with Mint. Why should Andrea be the only one? (don't worry, he won't steal their items or artifacts, just a piece of their clothes)(he'll return them after the party)

might come up with more later.
No. 1027192 ID: 22496c


Agree with these
And drink with her to bring us to super tipsy again as we're talking about Cat's and her worries. Plus, it'll get us ready for the cool thing Random is going to do next update!
No. 1027290 ID: 0838d6
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You know that look, that facial twitch, she's looking pretty stressed and seems to want to talk about it. You take a few strong gulps of your drink getting yourself back to [SUPER TIPSY], it's easier to handle stress that way. She copies you and you cough once before speaking.

You: Escaping the city cause it sucks?
Kel: Yeah and n-n-no
Kel: If only it was so s-s-simple
You: Wanna talk about it?
Kel: A bit y-y-yeah if its not annoying
You: It wouldn't be a party if someone wasn't venting in a corner to a total stranger
Kel: That IS a lot of parties I've been to
You: So what's the deal?

Kel begins to weave you a tale, she's stuttering through the words, some sort of verbal tic you think, but you get the general idea. She came from affluence, seeked independence, found independence, couldn't handle the stress from some mental manipulations, and decided to use her gifts on starting anew somewhere simpler.

She's being a bit cagey, but you think she's talking about her Awakened powers, and you can get most of the story, even if it's hard for you to relate to some of it. You intuit that because of her family's apparent affluence she was rather neglected. But you wonder why Sunshine would single her out specifically, there must be something deeper there.

You: So what about Sunshine then?
You: He's a bit of an ass
You: But I doubt he'd spend much time with you unless he had a reason
Kel: He's.... ugh how t-t-to explain this
Kel: He basically offered me a good deal
Kel: Too good, and claimed it was an apology
Kel: F-f-for absolutely f-f-fucking me earlier
Kel: Then the other fairy came in and I learned way too much about their sex lives
Kel: And now I'm left with something that's k-k-kind of what I want...
You: Okay, so he offered you a fairy contract
You: And wants you to help us out, now I get it
Kel: W-w-wait you're in on this?
You: About as in as we can get I guess, though I'm quieter about this stuff

There's an awkward silence that squirms between the two of you. There's music in the background, sure, but the silence is almost deafening. You fidget a bit before speaking up

You: We just want to help, even if it's futile
Kel: Yeah h-h-he emphasized the futility and cost/benefits
Kel: Honestly he wasn't making that hard of a p-p-pitch
Kel: Almost like he thinks it'll fail anyway
Kel: Yet SOMEHOW, here I am, considering it sincerely
You: Well, Kel I-
Kelsey: Kelsey, you can call me that I g-g-guess
You: Well Kelsey, think it over, if it's too much that's cool
You: If it's not we could use the help.

You take a moment to do a quick scan of the skunk, curious as to what Sunshine might've seen in her.

Level [3] BLINDING LIGHT - upgrade? [4]
Level [3] SHROUDED SHADOW - Upgrade [4]

No. 1027291 ID: 0838d6
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Light and shadow huh? Maybe he just has an affinity for someone in that domain, or wanted to shore up a weakness? You think he mentioned something about wanting a bigger mana pool, does she have a big pool or something? You shrug, you can consider this more later. The music comes to a slow halt and you hear Random speak up over the mike.

Random: Alright party kin you ready to take this party to the next levellll!!!!

There’s a resounding “NO” from the audience and his face kind of falters for a moment. He looks over to Gena and she’s rolling on the floor cackling like an absolute gremlin. She slowly raises a thumbs up to him and gestures for him to continue anyway.

Audience Member: It was a bit Randal lighten up
Audience Member: Yeah Random, we gotta get our goofs in
Random: Hmph, well you’ve got a minute before everything gets all floaty
Random: So go piss if you need to!

Huh, Anti-grav funtimes? You can already feel your body getting lighter, or is that just psychosomatic and you’re imagining it preemptively? Hm, you’ve never done that before, sure you’ve swam, but nothing like this. How do you prepare?

A. Toilet time
- Relieve yourself before you go!
- You think you hear moaning coming from inside
- You’ll catch a glimpse of whoever’s being naughty

B. Get all up in someone’s business
- Get close to some kin you wanna swim around with
- Zero G makeouts are an option

C. Get close to the wall
- This puts you in prime position to pounce on someone from a distance!
- You see Landi and Sunshine hanging to the side, you think they’re planning something

D. Other
- Do something else entirely or talk to someone else

No. 1027292 ID: 629f2e

A, if you're going to piss, piss now.
No. 1027293 ID: 96c896

No. 1027294 ID: 8483cf

Do not piss yourself in zero G, that's a party foul. A!
No. 1027303 ID: 5bdbbc

A, or B (Xana) if you can hold it.
No. 1027316 ID: e51896

First, say some parting words to Kelsey. Tell her for now, just focus on the here and now instead of the future, have fun at this party, and meet some of the kin of Lyst, they're nice people. Tell her she should meet with Nipha here next, she's pretty cool.
But warn her to stay clear of manipulative holier than thou Iraphena, and angry tough girl Cannie at this party, Kelsey already dealt with some heavy stuff for one night.

A! use the restroom before this shared moment of anti gravity fun becomes a shared moment of anti gravity horror!
No. 1027542 ID: 0838d6
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You part from Kelsey, wishing her the best and letting her know to stay clear of Iraphena and Cannie because they suck. They just suck so much. You guess Iraphena is kind of redeemable... maybe. Kelsey asks you why but instead of elaborating you keep walking towards the restroom.

Before you realize it you're already sitting at the toilet, the feeling of SUPER TIPSY washing over you as you release the tap and feel the knot formed near your bladder soothing. It's then that you decide to listen in and finally figure out what that sound was.

The wet sound of scales slapping against fur can be heard coming from a few stalls over. You can hear some mousey grunts and squeaks permeate the stall as well as the sound of very poorly contained effeminate moans. You flush the toilet and wash your hands. The sound stops for a moment and after a few seconds it begins again, this time you can hear some voices. You decide to sneak over and peek through the stall while they remain unaware. Inside you see Nail, the effeminate catboy, and Fivin, the mayor’s aide. Nail is covered in spunk, seemingly from his own source, while Fivin’s foot is shoeless and also covered. Fivin’s got a hand raised and is looking at Nail with a certain level of manic fascination.

Fivin: And at the snap of my fingers now....
Fivin: You'll think you're Nicky!
Fivin: And you're madly in love with my huge cock
Fivin: OOH and you've got the tiniest, cutest cock on Faunus!
Nail: Pfff you wish you had a cock this big
Nail: And c'mon, this hypnosis stuff is bunk
Fivin: Then why are you covered in your own cum?
Nail: I'm a slutty cat, I'm always covered in cum

The distinct sound of a scaled hand snapping braces through the room and Nail’s voice changes, it was already feminine before, but now it's downright sultry.

Nail (Nicky): What a handsome man
Nail (Nicky): You've grown up so fast... and I've been so lonely...
Fivin: Volume! And you're putting it on a little thick...
Nail (Nicky): The only thick thing around here is you, how you ignore my lustful stares
Nail (Nicky): How you leave me and my itty bitty girlcock alone at night
Fivin: Fuck this is too hot

He pulls down his pants and immediately starts jerking off, panting excitedly.

Nail (Nicky): Aww you poor thing let me help you with that.

Nail then proceeds to lavishly attend to Fivin's lower half. You've got a pretty large erection now, but it's about to be zero-g out there! You can't miss that!!!

A. Jerk off real quick
- It's just a quickie, they won't notice!
- Someone might pop in and... give you a hand too...
- You can suggest someone to come in and help you relieve yourself
- But you might miss the Fairies pranks...

B. Find someone to make-out with in zero-g
- Pick a kin you're close to for a 100% chance at makeouts
- Pick someone else for a 70% chance of makeouts
- If you've got a good pickup-line it jumps to 100% chance

C. Forget the horny, zero-g shenanigans ho!
- C1. Play Zero-G tag with other kin
- There'll be a lot of body touching and grapples!
- C2. Zero-G Food and Drink
- There's bound to be snacks floating around, go have some!
- Play food based games with other kin
- Add chaos to whatever the fairies are doing
- Then feel good immediately afterwards
- Then feel tired immediately afterwards
- You’ve got that cockring on so you will suffer no ill effects

D. Other
- Do something else!

No. 1027545 ID: 1c6255

B. (I can't think of a good pickup line though)
No. 1027547 ID: c92a02

A 70% chance of makeouts with your frenemy Iraphena? Go for it. In microgravity, it only takes a fraction of a pickup line to have the same effect.
"You'll never predict what I'm about to say. Let's make out."
No. 1027552 ID: 629f2e


I like the idea of smooching Iraphena, but one problem with your line. As far as I can tell, Iraphena doesn't know that we know she's precognitive. So we probably shouldn't reference that in our line at all. It'd just make her paranoid.

She seems to prefer interesting possibilities over dull ones, so go strong. A bad line will probably land better than a boring one. Just be confident.

"You've been putting those fangs to good use tearing through the pizza. Wanna do something with your lips instead?"

Additional note: CONSUME THE DONUT before approaching her. Partly as a confidence booster for Cat, and partly so that if you make out, you'll damn well impress her.
No. 1027571 ID: e51896


Main vote: B, Xana. Be like, "hey, I like how nice and shiny your horn is. You must be real good at polishing it... maybe... you can use those skills to polish my horn?

I dont really want Iraphena, BUT, I wont vote against it either.

HOWEVER, if makeouts with Iraphena happen, I support we eat the donut, to potentially PRANK her!
If she starts asking or saying things that we'd rather not discuss, or make us feel uncomfortable, use the donut's power to swap places with CARDBOARD STANDEE CAT, and trick her into talking to cardboard you! This'll be hilarious, especially since we'd be messing with her precognition powers this way as she wont expect it! Remember, we can swap places with something with the donut, best to take advantage of that!

And yeah, use Himitsu's pick up line >>1027552
Dont use the pickup line referencing her precognition.

Fun ideas

If A is chosen, Trey comes in, but he doesn't help you, and things are awkward as fuck for him seeing you (as if it wasn't awkward enough...) and yet he is too shocked to even leave this time. Cat, under his tipsy debuff and under the effect of liquid courage, isn't humiliated by this, but in fact, feels a bit more excited by being seen and he lets it out in front of Trey.

D. Fivin and Nail discovers Cat, but they ask if he wants to try being hypnotized. They'll hypnotize him to act like a random kin if Cat agrees
No. 1027578 ID: 8483cf

B and C3. I support Iraphena smooches!
No. 1027685 ID: b5cf15

No. 1027686 ID: e5709d

Do horrible, unspeakable things to that donut!
No. 1027705 ID: 4bcdfd

No. 1027790 ID: afe7de
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Your feet start to move towards the door, no, you’re not gonna jerk off lonely style at some hot guy on guy action. Nah, you’ve got a bigger prize in mind. There’s a thicc elf who can't predict your moves out there and you’re going to snack on her lips. The more you think about it, the more you think your plan is foolproof. You only have everyone's (accurate) opinion that she’s an asshole to them, but maybe she needs some good ol humility from someone she can’t read. Yeah, that’s definitely what you’re doing. You’re getting her to be humble through makeouts, definitely not coming to smooch her because she’s hot or anything.

You get the Illegal powdered donut out, an artifact is the perfect way to entice her, but you’re not going to give it to her wholesale, you’re going to do something much better, allowing yourself to enjoy it too in the process. You saunter on over to her and notice Cannie asleep, pizza in her mouth, suckling it like a babe. Miss Iraphena’s eying you warily, all according to plan. You start to feel yourself lighten as Random says something in the background, but you pay him no heed, you’ve got this.

You: Full disclosure, this is an artifact grade powdered donut.

Her eyes gleam dangerously as you mention this. She’s like a fish, staring at the bait, all you have to do is wiggle the line a bit and she’ll be hooked.

You: You’ve been putting those fangs to good use, tearing through that ZA
You: Wanna do something with your lips instead?

You put the donut in your mouth, for a moment you’re shocked, it’s both entirely too sweet, and within the tolerable levels, you do your best not to salivate as your teeth hold it in place. You can see that there is a slight level of confusion in her eyes, but then she registers what it is that you’re asking for. There’s a beat as your feet leave the ground and your heart sinks, but she gives you a smirk and kicks off the wall, diving at you.
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Her embrace is… rougher than you’re expecting as she practically tackles you and you let out an oof, barely holding onto the donut. And then her lips meet yours as the two of you bite into the donut, splitting it into two. The flavor is immense and impeccable. Your heart is aflutter from the sugar and from the sensation of her plump, lipstick laden lips. You grip her in response and the kissing that follows is messy and laden with chunks of donut but you don’t care, in fact, you kind of like it, and it looks like she does as well.

You feel your body charge with a potent high as you both finish the donut and her eyes practically sparkle. The two of you redouble your efforts and begin to makeout in earnest. You feel her nails dig into your back, clawing at you with pricks of pain that drives your erection through the roof. You taste blood on your lips, one of her fangs pricking you and making you bleed do you bite her in return, harder. You feel your heartbeat in your chest as her massive tits grind against you and her hands explore you with messy motions. Her fingers explore your backside, having somehow made it under your shirt and you grip her thigh, sliding under her dress to pull her closer.

The two of you grind against each other, beasts wrapped in the flame of euphoria as you feel peace, a true peace, one you haven't felt since you were young. There’s a pause as the two of you look each other in the eye, the same peace gripping your hearts and you see a tear drip from her eye, you feel one drip from yours as well. And then you both smile as the two of you begin laughing. There’s squeaks and surprised shouts as something happens in the background, but you pay them no heed. You are one in this moment, your crotch against hers, through clothes at the moment, yet still visceral and messy. Her dress hiked up to her waist now and you have a firm grip of her ass, plump and slightly moist because you think you clawed her a bit too hard. Your shirt is nearly off and you think you’ve got hickeys on your neck, pocked with blood from her teeth.

- Start having sex in this environment
- Everyone’s going to see the two of you fucking

- Climax and achieve orgasm right there
- You embrace each other tighter
- Everyone’s going to see the two of you hugging

- Remove your shirt and climb under her dress
- Gives you a 60% chance to keep her dress when this is over
- Everyone will see you stuck together, but you’ll get to feel her bare tits against your chest

- Do something else
- Iraphena will respond accordingly

No. 1027792 ID: c92a02

rolled 2 = 2

A, C, or B, depending on the dice.
No. 1027796 ID: 96c896

D: We ate the donut so let's fucking use it to maximum prank potential. Swap with someone or something! Keep swapping. Confuse everyone. Iraphena will probably start doing the same thing so try to sabotage her attempted pranks!
No. 1027797 ID: e51896

A for exhibitionism fun and to get us and Iraphena HIGH! (Maybe warp to get a condom 1st if A) secondary B

Let Iraphena take the dominate position on you to make her happy. She's a dominate person and should appreciate it. Let her know she can count this as your first favor if she wants, to show there's no hard feelings between you two

And when your about to cum, let it out towards the audience, let the smell inspire them to get horny and (hopefully) cause an ORGY!

Also D. Because of zero gravity, and the eye symbol on Iraphena"s necklace, it reminds you of something. Have a flashback to that dream you had two nights ago, and yesterday from that deer. See if you can remember more from it.
No. 1027798 ID: 8483cf

C! Definitely C.
No. 1027799 ID: 629f2e

C and A! Get nice and cozy in her dress with her, and then start fucking. Use whatever donut energy remains to try and keep the dress afterwards. You wear it better than her anyways. That and it raises the likelyhood of the next update's art containing Iraphena tiddy, which is a joy we do not get enough of.
No. 1027802 ID: e51896

Actually, changing my vote to both A and C (with some of my D vote a little)

But much of my details on the vote still stands here: >>1027797 gotta make anti gravity orgy happen somehow!
No. 1027805 ID: 0e796e

No. 1027840 ID: 1c6255

A, better seen screwing her than hugging her.
No. 1027926 ID: 851aa0

One more idea, a cute idea that can happen in the background while Cat is floating around doing whatever:

What if Kelsey decides to let her favorite levitating MIRROR BALL artifact float in the air?

And then Svart dims the lights in the gymnasium and shines some spotlights on the floating mirror ball?

The lights hittinf the disco ball will reflect a bunch of small sparkling lights to shine around the gymnasium like twinkling stars, adding to the zero gravity experience to make everyone feel like they're in space?
No. 1028185 ID: 0838d6
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You decide that you're both in a good enough mood and feel absolutely rad that if you don't take an opportunity to fuck the brains out of this hot and sharply toothed lady you'll likely never get the opportunity again. She also seems to be quite into it, which is kind of surprising, considering how you wouldn’t consider her to take this kind of risk. With a quick motion you toss your vest off, revealing your bare chest and give Iraphena an Eyebrow wiggle, looking her up and down like you're about to have a meal.

Or you would do that if she wasnt intimidatingly doing the exact same thing as you. She's about to remove her dress, but you quickly dive underneath and slip your arms through the sleeves and your head through the neck.

Iraphena: The fuck are you doing?
You: It just looked really comfortable in here
You: Plus then no one would see what we're about to do.

With a deft motion that you wouldn't have thought possible at the moment, you pull out your dick and pop on a condom. With a quick thank you prayer to Gena, you begin to grind your hog against her now absolutely drenched panties. For the first time, you see her genuinely blush. Before giving you a glare. You're worried for a split second you misread her signals before she speaks and completely clears your concerns.

Iraphena: Well! WHAT'RE YOU WAITING FOR?!?

She lifts her legs up and locks your hip in place, making it that much harder to get your dick into her, but also that much more arousing. You see her smirk at you, attempting to wrangle some sense of control out of the situation as she grinds herself against you. You can feel the flesh of her lower mouth against yours, her panties having slipped to the side at some point. And her breathy light moans cooing in your ear. There's a moment when you consider teasing her entrance, but raw carnal lust fuels you as your cock glides into her vaginal entrance with ease. It's a bit loose, and you remember that she was a size queen, so you quickly use your mods to thicken your rod to the best of your abilities and she positively shudders under the experience, gurgling under the first of what you expect to be many orgasms.

The place seems to darken and you see twinkling lights fill the rec center. You think someone's putting on a lightshow, but your reverie of your surroundings is abruptly broken by her speech.

Iraphena: Is that HUFF all you HNNG got?!?
You: That PANT is not, actually.

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You begin to follow your practiced motions, twisting and thrusting, grinding and loosening, her grip on your body tightening with each thrust. She's biting down on your neck, hard, and you can definitely feel yourself bleed, but you couldn't care less because this feels fantastic. The euphoria coupled with sex in a public place, definitely visible to others is doing wonders for your arousal. You can feel her absolutely shudder and you can also hear the telltale moans and plaps of sex reverberate throughout the room. At least one other cluster of kin is out there fucking too.

You feel a heat rise through your loins slowly, building intensity as any pretense of hiding your actions goes out the window. You start to fuck her, hard, her barely restrained moans and your equally barely restrained grunts start to grow louder and louder as you growl into and nibble her actually quite soft ears.

You both climax, hard, as you feel your seed spurt into your condom, it's your first time having sex with this ring on and it surprises you when your normally short climax becomes a more elongated one, like several mini climaxes as you feel yourself fill that condom a bit more than you were expecting and even feel a light bulge in her belly. Luckily Gena knows her shit and these are some XL capacity condoms.

She refuses to let go of you as you feel the zero-g start to lower you to the ground, softly, you land on your ass, Iraphena still on top of you and take a look at the rest of the room.

The first thing you notice is Jerry splayed out on the floor, covered in black lipstick like he was kissed all over the place, even on his pants and an absolutely gremlin-like Gena giggling like mad.

Then you see a cum-coated Andrea laying on top of maple. There's also a still deep mid makeout Willamina and Zarah amongst the others. You uh, might have incited a full blown orgy. Neat!
No. 1028187 ID: 0838d6
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As you look around the room you also notice that it's a mess, like a bigger mess then you'd have expected, there's juice splattered against the walls, some kin strewn about on the rafters, and quite a few of them look dizzy and even toss a few glares your way. You wonder what that could be about. You roll your eyes and try not to think about it but also notice out of the corner of your eye a naked Nicky, looking happy, confused, and covered in fairy dust. Her crotch especially. Nice.

The fairies are nowhere to be seen, but their carnage is evident. There’s lampshades everywhere somehow, and Nicky isn’t the only one covered in dust. Xana’s face is absolutely plastered in the stuff too, and you think you see her mounting a kin or two in the corner just out of sight. You look around and see a lot of clothes missing from kin, and think you can spot out of the corner of your eye a nest up in the rafters with a bunch of bras, panties, undies, shirts, HEY THAT'S YOUR VEST, and a pleased Mint and Taranis watching over the crowd, looking towards each other conspiratorially. You feel Iraphena's pleasured quaking subside as she coughs briefly to get your attention.

Iraphena: That was acceptable, I suppose.
Iraphena: Definitely below average, but acceptable.

You let out a huff and roll your eyes. She's not making eye contact with you as she says this. You get the feeling you did a HEAVENLY good job, contrary to her words. This is about as good of a time as any to talk to her privately, no one looks ready to move yet. Pick 2.

A. Why do you antagonize everyone?
- Get to know her and her motives a bit more
B. Why are you so nice to me?
- Get her to be more open with you
C. How confident are you about what’s coming?
- Get to know her future plans
D. Can you get Cannie to chill?
- Try to grease the wheels and reduce Cannie's aggression
E. Is Isabella okay?
- Find out more about Isabella
F. Other
- Suggest something else to talk about
- Or let her ask a question instead
- If you let her lead the conversation she might ask you a HARD question or two
- Or just leave, though you're stuck in her dress

No. 1028188 ID: c92a02

A & E.
No. 1028190 ID: 9a2966

No. 1028191 ID: 629f2e

B and F.

B, because you really need to open things up a bit more with her. She still doesn't even know that you know she has precognition. So, give her a chance to explain herself some more. She's afraid of you, because she doesn't know what to expect from you as she does everyone else.

And F, because that's just fair. Let her ask a question, and answer one of hers. It'll help clear the air between you both.

Anywho, Taranis stole your cool vest, so make sure you take the dress when you leave. You can't just walk around topless, you're a civilized gent.
No. 1028192 ID: 05a1c1

> Definitely below average, but acceptable.
woah woah woah, forget all the choices, this sounds like a challenge! I think it’s time to really make her be honest

By fucking her senseless

No. 1028194 ID: e51896

Keep in mind We still have 2 questions left we can still ask and 3 favors as part of her deal to let her talk to someone about our power scanning. the only thing that represents a FAVOR is D, getting Cannie to CHILL.

Mainly B so we can understand each other more, If she finally reveals her Precognition, be honest and tell her you're not sure why you're a blindspot, but you did learn something about innate skills, like Saba's UNDERSTANDING, and that maybe that blindpot thing might be an innate skill, but you're unsure, it's definitely not an awakened power you're aware of.

I am torn between D (to help get Cannie to calm down and it is considered a favor instead of a question), and F (letting her ask a question as it will help mend bridges, and it doesn't use up another question or favor)
No. 1028197 ID: 8483cf

B and E. Isabella's been out of focus for a while, how is she?
No. 1028199 ID: 96c896

No. 1028206 ID: 860984

>>Iraphena: Definitely below average, but acceptable.

OH? That sounds like a challenge.
Tell her that "We guess well have to try a little harder next time, if she can take it." Maybe tease her a little too, Cat's still inside her I think?

B and E
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You’re still slightly hard post nut, you could just twist your hips a bit and cause her to coo, so you do. Just to drive the point home, she did just knock on your game and she DID just climax more times than you did. She squeals at your actions, still sensitive and quivers before holding you tighter. You quirk an eyebrow at her and let the unasked question sit for a moment.

Iraphena: I yield…
Iraphena: You were a good fuck even if your cock is too small…

You roll your eyes at her incredulously, it’s not your fault she takes things that are way too big on a normal basis. You shrug and get to what’s really on your mind.

You: So, big miss SIZE QUEEN, what’s the deal?
Iraphena: Whatsoever could you possibly be referring to
You: Why’ve you been on and off nice but also firm with me?
You: You seem to be quite an ass to most other kin
Iraphena: You couldn’t, no, wouldn’t possibly ever understand
You: How’s about you try me?
You: Call it a leap of faith
Iraphena: HAH, to be one who is capable of taking anything on faith
Iraphena: To have hopes beyond what you can see
Iraphena: How I envy you and yours.
You: Uhh what?
Iraphena: You want to know why I’m nice, fine, I’ll tell you.
Iraphena: It’s because you're unpredictable.
You: I’m pretty sure I’m predictable
You: Like it was unlikely I wasn’t going to fuck Andrea
Iraphena: Everyone’s fucked Andrea, that’s not even a question

She gives you an eye roll and looks at you. You quirk an eyebrow at her and consider, do you talk about her precognition, do you goad her into talking about it, fortunately it looks like you don’t have to.

Iraphena: Fuck it you’re dense, I mean you’re literally unpredictable
Iraphena: I can get information about future events and you’re wiped from existence
Iraphena: Despite being here
You: Uh, what?

No. 1028326 ID: afe7de
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Iraphena: I mean to any seer worth their salt, to any sort of precognition, you simply
Iraphena: DO
Iraphena: NOT
Iraphena: EXIST
You: But I’m right here!
Iraphena: And you can adjust events to a point where even two attempts at seeing the future
Iraphena: Done at exactly the same time, drastically change!
You: So you’re nice because I'm unpredictable?
Iraphena: Sure, let’s just go with that
You: So you’re rude to others because… you can be?
Iraphena: No, I’m rude to others because if I’m nice to others I die in multiple other timelines
Iraphena: And NO, I don’t want to talk about it.

You shift uneasily under her garment, forgetting that you’re still attached at the hip. She grunts pleasantly and so do you, easing the tension in the moment.

You: Change of topic?
Iraphena: Yes, please.
You: How’s Isabella doing? Is she okay?
Iraphena: Oh, like you care.
You: Well I actually do, I kind of didn’t get the whole running away in tears thing
You: Liminal or whatever his name was just told her that she looked quite guilty
You: Without looking at her mind you
You: And then she literally ran off, no other words spoken

You intentionally leave out the part where you saw the spirits communicate, unable to understand them at all. You think that Liminal might have made the spirits say something to each other and it might have gotten heated. But still lacks context.

Iraphena: I reiterate, why do you care?
You: Because even if she’s spreading rumors around about me I have some level of empathy
Iraphena: Ugh, fine. She’s doing miserably.
Iraphena: She left town this morning, earlier than normal.
Iraphena: She’s going to a beach or something
Iraphena: Kept whining about Max, yelling about Willamina
Iraphena: She gets in these moods sometimes but this time was somehow worse
Iraphena: Claims he’ll never talk to her again
Iraphena: Max, by the way, is Willamina’s dead brother
You: I know.
Iraphena: Yeah, that bitch has some problems, no matter how much me or Cannie try to help
Iraphena: But she puts up with my attitude so I can’t really complain
Iraphena: I’m 95% sure she has a power but I’ve got no clue what it is, probably spirit related

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Iraphena: As much as I love the sensation of my tummy being overfilled with cum
You: Hey, I wore a condom!
Iraphena: You still came a lot
Iraphena: But I think it’s time we split up
You: Ughhh, fine
Iraphena: You can keep the dress on though.
You: What about you?
Iraphena: It’s after dark, kin can get to see my tits today
Iraphena: Not like I’m the only topless one out here
Iraphena: I’m in a good enough mood to not care.

It takes a few minutes of squirming before you separate, she pulls the condom out. It’s uh, actually quite a load. Maybe a gallon? No about a liter of cum, how the fuck? Your balls aren’t that big, uh, guess that artifact was more potent than you gave it credit for. She downs it, quickly and lets out a belch before blushing slightly and the telltale high hits her.

Iraphena: Ahhh, a high mod, nice. My buzz was wearing off.
You: Oh yeah, I guess I’m a bit too drunk to notice the high
Iraphena: Eh, your loss.

The crowd has thinned significantly as everyone’s heading outside. It looks like the rain subsided. You think there was something about fireworks but are broken from your reverie by Iraphena again.

Iraphena: So, I have a question for you Mr Goodnut over here
You: Uh, yeah
Iraphena: What’s YOUR deal
Iraphena: You can’t just have a detection power that’s all purpose
Iraphena: And I’ve done some research the old fashioned way and I know you’re a new one
Iraphena: And I know you already knew what I could do ahead of time
Iraphena: You don’t have a great poker face

Your heart sinks in your chest for a moment. Does she know, no, she couldn’t know. Maybe she has some guesses. What do you say?

A. The truth
- Iraphena will respond to you with her true feelings on the matter
B. Lie
- Iraphena will tell that you’re lying
C. Other
- Something else happens that saves you from this awkward engagement
- You still got a neat dress, even if it’s a bit too big on you.

No. 1028329 ID: 629f2e

A and C. Tell her, but do it with style.

Your max energy is 11 rn, but we need 15 for this (Plus, we may be out anyways due to AWAKENING Nipha earlier, so best to top off regardless). Grab Sunshine and give him a big lick to get a hit of fairy dust (or lick someone else who got covered during fairy shenaniganry. Nicky is my real top pick, I say go with her)

Take Iraphena's hand, and upgrade her Passive Precognition.

Iraphena just put a lot of faith in Cat, telling him about her powers (which to her knowledge he didn't know about). You have to imagine she's in a similar boat to us, having a power that would get her kidnapped by the Hero's League to be put to their purposes if word got out about it. I mean, she said it herself.

Iraphena: No, I’m rude to others because if I’m nice to others I die in multiple other timelines

If she opens up and lets people in, even a little, she's dead.

In spite of that, she made the decision to reveal herself to us. She gave us information that we could use to take her down by sharing with the wrong people, so I think we should do the same. Upgrade her power, and let her know that the only reason you're here is to keep that on the down-low. Who knows? Maybe that'll be an important step to fully clearing the air between us, and forming a bond.
No. 1028331 ID: e51896

You know what, yeah. She is putting a HUGE risk to her life revealing this bombshell to us. I think A is fine since it seems like she is in a very similar situation to us.

BUT ask to use one of the 3 favors you got to have her keep it a secret from EVERYONE before you reveal it! not even to the person she told you about back in the friendly bean that she revealed your "detection power" to the other day or nunitus. You already told Willamina, Andrea, Rudy, Nipha, Gena and Cannie, Mint but that is all. Maybe also ask a second favor to use her precognition to protect us too from people like the Heroes league and even anyone from Nunitus.

I do kind of like the idea of revealing it by upgrading her... however, when we scanned her, here is what we got:

Level [2] Passive Precognition

Cost [15] Energy to upgrade

Level [5] Precognition + MOD

Cost [1048576] Energy to upgrade

Cat only has 11 energy, 4 points off from upgrading her passive precognition.

Himitsu pointed out licking fairy dust to power us up, but would that give us the energy to do that? also Willamina might get upset at us licking her mother... she's already mad at Sunshine for wanting to fuck her mom.

HOWEVER, last I checked, Cat has 155/250 achievement points (he got the 50 points from poker night), and upgrading energy is 10 points each. so if we upgrade her passive precognition, that means we'll have to spend 40 achievement points, bringing us to 115/250 (this is all assuming he did not get any new achievements from awakening Nipha and doing other stuff since we last checked.) UNLESS we can use fairy dust.

but mainly, I'd spend the 40 achievement points to increase our energy to upgrade her passive precognition and then upgrade her.

Also is it midnight? we used up all our energy awakening Nipha and we can't awaken or upgrade someone until midnight... If it's not midnight, tell her to wait to meet you at midnight and you'll show her rather than tell her. Otherwise, lets just enjoy the party until then. though I think it is past midnight because she said Isabella left this morning, and that was after Oriel suggested that idea. So Isabella must have left sometime after midnight,

we're winning Iraphena over with PASSION, now lets incite the CHANGE.
No. 1028332 ID: 96c896

I think she meant if she's nice, then she'd develop a conscience and stop working with Overmind, or Overmind would suspect she's developed a conscience and is at risk of rebellion, which would get her killed. Think about it, what could kill someone with powerful active precognition, decent passive precognition, and a massive collection of artifacts? Nothing less than a professional hit squad.

If you tell her your power, she will be forced to tell Overmind, because her life is on the line. She can't "be nice" to you and keep quiet about something that big.

No reason to lie, though. Let's just tell her the truth about some things, but not the big secret.
I don't know if this counts as A or C: Tell her that you could tell she had precognition just from how she acted when you met, and also what people said about her. She can evade other people figuring her out via her power, but it doesn't work on you, so she couldn't keep you from finding out.
Also, yeah, your power is more complicated than just detection, but you refuse to tell her the details, for exactly the reasons you claimed. You would be harassed, if not outright kidnapped and used like a tool. You don't want to share her fate.
No. 1028333 ID: 96c896

Aren't we empty of Energy right now?
If we're not, using it on someone would be good.
No. 1028336 ID: e51896

If it's midnight then no. If it isn't, then yes.
No. 1028337 ID: 629f2e

> Cat only has 11 energy, 4 points off from upgrading her passive precognition.

That's why I'm saying to grab some fairy dust and lick that shit. It's straight up magic, if anything can put you over your limit for a few crucial seconds it's that. Get it from the source and hold Sunshine in one hand if you have to.
No. 1028341 ID: 96c896

I kinda doubt faerie dust is enough to bring us from 0 to past our cap...
Also I wonder if Iraphena hasn't upgraded her passive precog on purpose? Maybe it's already annoying...

OH lol I just realized she drank the tea, so it's already been upgraded! It's going to cost more than 15 energy now.
No. 1028344 ID: c92a02

Lie that your power lets you sense unawakened powers too, and when she points out you’re lying say that you’re lying for a good reason.
No. 1028369 ID: 1c6255

Tell the truth... about getting the appraisal power from the Demon Eye Amulet.
No. 1028370 ID: 8483cf

C. Talk about how well the dress fits you.
No. 1028375 ID: 860984


I say we do a LITTLE of A. Dont lie, but dont tell the entire thing.
Admit that Cat's power also lets him tell exactly what power others have as well as how strong their powers are. Hint at it letting him alter peoples powers as well, but be vague about how it works.
We shouldnt say anything about being able to awaken people though, and if she tries to dig, tell her we might tell her more when we're sure it wont get either of them in trouble.

And hey, if Iraphena ever gets tired of the world being predictable, or needs some chaos to shake things up, maybe she should hang out with Cat more.
No. 1028379 ID: 6c227a

I kind of don't think upgrading her passive precog unannounced is a good idea. This is a woman whose life is dominated by her ability to see the future. Her every interaction with every other person is colored by it, she has no surprises and little to look forward to, and it is clearly wearing on her. Upgrading the one that she can't turn off to be more powerful/detailed/accurate sounds like making her life worse, and for what? A moment of dramatic flare?

>Most of A (because playing it completely safe is a boring story)
Tell her yeah, it's not JUST detection. Right from the start you could touch somebody and get a list of their powers' names and levels, though not details on how they work, and, generally a message saying not enough energy to upgrade.
No. 1028382 ID: 629f2e

One more point for full A: Cannie knows the full truth. If we tell Iraphena ourselves, we can use a favor to make sure she keeps it to herself, as Polt suggested. If she finds out the rest from Cannie, then she might be upset enough with us to report it. Even if we gave a partial truth and used a favor to make her not say anything about our powers to Overmind, there are workarounds she could employ to follow the letter of the favor rather than the spirit.

Between Cannie and Iraphena, I'm nore willing to place my faith in the elf staying true to her word, especially her favors, than I am Cannie keeping her mouth shut. Especially if we buold a bond with her, and with the threat of mutually assured destruction om the table. ("One word to anybody, and Willamina will make sure everybody knows about your ability. How many people out there do you think would be interested in precognition? The Hero League will probably take some interest for sure.")
No. 1028429 ID: 860984

Above all else, lying to her and threatening her are the two things we should avoid.

Cannie already knows, so anything Cat says thats a straight up lie can be easily disproved, even without her breaking her word, and it just makes him look like a jerk, and not a very smart one besides.
Just be honest and tell her we're not comfortable giving it all away yet, especially considering Cannie flew off the handle when we told her everything up front, and that without going into details, people finding out about Cat's power would be as bad, if not worse than people finding out about Iraphena's. Thats something shed probably understand. We just need to build more trust before we go that far.
No. 1028446 ID: e5709d

C) Just tell her you told Cannie and then she pinned you the ground and called you a weakling who didn't deserve what he got. You don't want a repeat of that, and she needs to know how Cannie describes it.
No. 1028453 ID: d07bce

A. Tell her the truth, she risked her safety telling you about herself , it's fair you tell her about yourself. use favor to have her keep it secret, and also use your second HOPE ENERGY POINT to hope she keeps it secret. If we can reveal it by upgrading her somehow, great!

Probably best to get it out of the way and be honest with her to clear the air between us and show we dont want bad blood with her by telling her on our own terms about us than to have her snooping after we lie and make her think we are sketchy and get wrong ideas about us.

Make it clear what happened between you and cannie after you told her, and your fears of Nunitus and The Heroes League knowing about you as you already know that angels had took control of them.
No. 1028472 ID: 9a2966

A - Truth, but still easy on the details and heavy on the food for thought.

Cuddle up and whisper in her ear and massage her, make it seem like you're just playing with her a bit more. Remember that she has her Choker of Read Emotions, so she'll know what you're feeling as you talk about it. So yeah, no lies. They're pretty pointless.

>It's a difficult situation for you both, to trust
Admit that you appear to be deeper in this situation than you have any right to be, but you still genuinely didn't know about much of anything of this a week ago. Yes, you haven't been honest about the full extent of your ability, duh. You, too, very much do not want to become endangered by becoming familiar with someone and oversharing. See how that works?

It's hard to trust when both sides thinks the other is more than a bit sus. That's one reason for the wall between you. That can be worked on though, so you will try a bit harder, but she needs to understand that there's like a vanishing opportunity here for one of you to say fuck it and go for broke truth-wise. You're just not sure it CAN be you who fully cracks first. Maybe, in a specific situation, if she'd be willing to put in some trust of her own.

To be fair, you ARE taking some gambles with trusting other people, many of them also more or less strangers, based on what your ability can tell you and to some extent your gut, so why should Iraphena be any different? Well, attitude, power and associates play a part. She's too connected... came off as too risky a gamble, but you didn't want to exclude her totally either, make an enemy of her and whoever she was with - or was pulling her strings. You get that she's just trying to make the best of a raw deal, given the state of the world and the future. She might have gotten the impression that's all she CAN do - or that this is, at least, the best of her options.

So. Here's a few things you CAN reveal and you HOPE (!) it won't come back to bite you in the ass. You'd love some reciprocity, but you're not going to insist on this favor-for-a-favor bullshit today. You think both of you are just trying to make the best of a bad situation, after all, so here's a few gimmies that should be... safe-ish, given that you can literally not trust the walls - or air - to not have ears of late.

>Things to (safe-ishly) reveal
- Yeah, you haven't been honest about the full extent of your power. One thing about them is that you can also identify the specifics of others' powers, she pretty much figured that out already. The rest... is not something you'd reveal in the open. There's one place where you'd feel comfortable doing so, but you'd need Willemina's permission. (Invite Iraphena to the Winnebago to let her in on the whole deal, since it's shielded from most means of scrutiny.)

- You're in touch with someone from another world that was punk'd by dungeons and all that follows. Listening to them describe it has been, uh, illuminating, and has enlightened you about the comment she made the other day about whom to be concerned about. You think you're starting to get it now. (Mint's story, angels being super-powerful 'cleanse first, cleanse again later' types.)

- You know why her Sage's Leap tea didn't work as well as she probably wanted. Sage's Leap tea only ups the least powerful power a single step. Since she has more than one power... ah well. By the time you realized, she was already drinking it. So it goes.

- You bought the amulet. It's useful.

- You can verify Isabella has a spirit. Amulet let you see it, but that's all you'll say about that. You don't want to dump all of someone else's secrets, even someone who's shown themselves unstable. You'd like to resolve things with them somehow. It's... a messed up situation, Isabella's whole deal, the more you look into it. If Iraphena knows anything that could help... well. Maybe you can ask that as a FAVOR or something?

- You don't actually know why you're immune to her future sight. It came as a surprise, though you did make an educated guess that it might be something like that based on how she, some sort of precog, was acting around you. You've taken it to be a good thing. That stuff you do might matter, stupid and arrogant as that may sound. Good or bad though, if someone knows your future, they're going to act on it, manipulate you, try to control you, or even kill you to head shit off, yeah? You don't need a bunch of precogs - present company excluded - making moves on or for you on top of everything else going on in your life at the moment, so you're just glad to have that grace.

She should definitely consider the ramifications though. If some newly Awakened gonzo can have this protection against future sight, why not others, and that's why the future's in such a flux? There likely are those who move far more subtly than you have, and with more power for that matter. Perhaps the futures once seen shouldn't be all that informs her decisions? She may have been depending on this knowledge too much - not that she would have felt she had much of a choice. Perhaps it sucks to be told that, but eh. You're worried about everything you tell her somehow being the wrong thing that'll get back to someone else and get you in debt, chains or killed, so it's pretty even, yeah?

- You have a spirit of your own now. Literally your brother's spirit, thanks to the ring she gave you. Thank you so much. You got to see your bro again. For that alone you'd have fucked her silly. She did good, whatever else comes of things.

Give her a hug and a pat on the back.

(Mix and match the above reveals as appropriate, don't have to be all, or even one.)
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The pit in your stomach is back, and you can't just ignore it. This... There's a lot of reasons why this makes you uncomfortable. You see a lot of yourself in her story, especially the part about being in an incriminating position where one slip up could lead to your death or worse. You really get it.

The decision you are making is nerve wracking and you feel an unusual amount of pressure on your very being. Every instinct inside of you is screaming for you not to do this, not to share, that it's a terrible idea. You tune out these voices, these detracting thoughts and are still left with a pressure, like the cosmos doesn't want this encounter, as if fate itself is trying in ever minute ways to push you away from this decision, against you. You're visibly shaking and you see the briefest hint of concern on her plump face.

No, you refuse to break down here, to give up. And then you feel something, that bud of HOPE inside of you. The one that a scant few days ago you began to nurture and use. It asks you, begs you to tug on it, to lean on it. Like this scenario, this moment was what it came here for. To help you, to forge this particular bond. The pressure builds as you make the decision and at first, the words don't come out. But little by little that pressure recedes, and you can feel that invigorating feeling of HOPE trickle through your system. You're going to tell her the truth, no matter what your insecurities might tell you.

You: F-first thing's first
You: I'm calling in a favor
You: You cannot speak of what I'm about to tell you
You: Cannie already knows and she got pretty pissed about it
Iraphena: Oh?
You: I-I-I I mean it.
You: Imagine the difficulty of the faith you just put in me
You: But compound the consequences
Iraphena: I don't see how-

There's a moment of recognition in her eye as she looks at you, your posture, your mannerisms, your confidence despite the terror you visibly show.

Iraphena: Huh...
Iraphena: I... No transaction needed, but if it's that serious...
Iraphena: Why risk it? I know I only did it in weakness just now...
Iraphena: And you don't even know the full extent.
You: Nor do you know mine
You: Nearly everyone I've confided in is a near complete stranger
You: I can only trust one kin from my past

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There's a pause, there's no one in the room, no one except a lone cockroach. You look at him and he stares at you, before responding.


He then scurries away, off in some crack in the wall. Has he just been watching the whole time? What has he even been up to? You set that aside and take several deep breaths. You won't share it all, not all at once, but there are some things you can share now.

You: I haven't been fully honest about my power
You: About the full extent at least
Iraphena: Duh, but go on
You: I can also identify specifics of others' powers
Iraphena: Oh.
Iraphena: OH...
Iraphena: That uh
You: And there's one not so tiny detail I can't reveal here
You: Maybe I could share that bit later, with Willamina's permission
You: In a more enclosed space.

You then briefly summarize what you know, how Mint shared her story. Surprisingly, Iraphena heard the same story nearly Verbatim from Krasla, her slave. He's been running errands and so hasn't been present. You verify that Isabella has a spirit, but don't elaborate on the details. You verify that the ring she gave you had your actual brother's spirit in it.

Iraphena: Wait, he's alive? Truly?
You: Yes, and I'd have fucked you silly alone for that
Iraphena: Well you already did
You: For that alone you gained a significant amount of goodwill with me

There is... a pause in her actions, a reverie in her thoughts. Like she's trying to remember something, but can't quite put her finger on it. Before she snaps her fingers.

Iraphena: I just recalled.
Iraphena: I told myself that I needed to get this.
Iraphena: Well future me did, years ago.
Iraphena: That it was important.
Iraphena: I completely forgot.
Iraphena: That's the problem with my power, too much info
Iraphena: Too much change and everything... bleeds together
You: And that's another thing, I genuinely don't know why I'm immune to it
You: To your precognition, and that maybe...
You: Maybe that means what I do *does* matter
You: I know it's hard to trust, but I HOPE...
You: That this doesn't bite us in the ass.

There's a somber silence that fills the room. You can vaguely hear murmurs of kin up on the roof, but it's a distant noise that you filter out. She walks forward and takes you into a hug, a tight one. You return the gesture.

Iraphena: You know, when I touch you, I can't see anything at all
Iraphena: Of the future I mean
Iraphena: Not passively, not actively
Iraphena: But we're still here, still alive
You: Maybe The futures you've once seen shouldn't inform all of your decisions?
Iraphena: Easy for you to say, you haven't lived my life

She laughs mockingly at herself, but doesn't break the hug. You hear her let out a quivering breath.

Iraphena: Don't make me regret trusting you
You: I could say the same thing to you
You: I mean, if it's all a gamble, what's one more roll of the dice?

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The hug breaks and the two of you make your way to the rooftop. You can hear Landi, Random and Sunshine excitedly talking to the crowd as the telltale screech of fireworks begin to shoot up into the air. Iraphena takes a seat on a nearby bench, leaning against the railing and waves you off, wanting a moment to herself.

You’re going to give her the full truth later, of that you’re sure.

A. Sit next to her anyway
- Increase your bond with Iraphena
B. Go back to your group
- Increase your bond with your friends
C. Request specific fireworks
- Increase your bond with those who like what firework you make
D. Other
- You could ignore the fireworks and look for or do something else
- You get the feeling whatever you do now will be important

AUTHORS NOTE: The thread will be ending in the next few updates.
No. 1028555 ID: 629f2e

A. Go sit with her, and imagine the future you want. That idea is what you're going to do your best to make.
No. 1028557 ID: c92a02

A. This is your moment to turn her from a frenemy, to a friend.
No. 1028560 ID: e5709d

A - You like her.
She's got a nice rack.
She's good in the sack.
And most importantly:
She's a balanced mix between a practical strategist and a compassionate caretaker. You don't want to make enemies with good people.
No. 1028569 ID: 1d4d1e

A. She's pushed people away all the time due to her precognition telling her to do it for her safety. She needs to experience friendship.

But no more talk about the future, and stress. Instead, talk about things that interests her, like the BATTLEBLADE club she frequents at and any silly stories she knows from it. Maybe we'll Learn about how Kazu had to wear a shock collar during the club activities, and then we can talk about how Kazu once had a mullet when we knew him back in the city 5 years ago, and we even had a weird hairstyle too Back then.
No. 1028621 ID: e51896

Just had an awesome idea, and it involves knowledge from Edyellorange's other quest:

In Plush Quest, Mimi said that Irah loved sweet stuff.
So if Irah is supposed to be a reincarnate of Iraphena, what if that means she likes sweets too? She did eat our donut after all.

With that in mind, we also have 2 packets of Sweets that we've been feeding to Rex, with one of the sweets packets being open. But now that Rex has beef jerky now, why dont we just give Iraphena our unopened sweets packet for her to enjoy now or later, and bring our bond up with her a little more?
No. 1028655 ID: 4bcdfd

Is there anything in Iraphena's dress pocket? If there is, return it to her.
No. 1028706 ID: 0838d6
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You see Iraphena's dismissive wave, and notice your friends all piled up in a corner watching the fireworks and decide to sit with her. She gives you an incredulous look and then sighs.

You: I'm not going away that easy
You: You can't just push me away
You: I mean uh, you could, but I think you need a real friend
Iraphena: I…

The fireworks begin to burn a bit brighter than normal for a moment, it almost looks like lightning from up here, you stick your hand in the pocket of your new dress and fetch a pair of sunglasses out from it, you hand it to her.

Iraphena: Thanks, I forgot about those.
You: Want some sweets?
Iraphena: Mmmmmm yes.

You stick your hand into your pocket, the sweets still there from earlier and hand her one, biting one yourself. They're a bit hard, but just as good as they were a few days ago. She seems a bit happier at the moment, content almost.

You talk to her a bit about battleblade club, you talk about random things that don't make sense, and you talk about life in general. Despite the fireworks going on around you it's a quiet moment, one of reflection and calm. And in a weird way, you feel like you made a friend today, one that felt so distant a goal before.

There's a pause as you notice shadowy figures around you, outlined by the fireworks, for a moment you panic, but then you realize it's just Willamina, Andrea, Gena, Nipha, and Rudy. They look at eachother and nod before reaching out and tickling you. You're caught off guard, you yelp and laugh, Iraphena cocks an eyebrow at this scene and you reach out and tug her into the mess. For a moment, there's concern that the others will reject her, but they don't, and time passes as you all watch the fireworks together.

Maybe things won't turn out so bad after all, not if you can have moments of respite like this. You drift off to sleep, comforted by your new friends.
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Overmind: Why... are you late with the report?
Grunt: Sorry, sorry, there was just uhhh a lot going on
Overmind: Explain
Grunt: Light 247 claims one of our workers set a diner ablaze
Grunt: And and nearly blew her own cover
Grunt: She also has ramped up activities near the dungeon in Lyst
Overmind: And what of Iraphena
Grunt: She gifted us one half-dragon servant for use
Grunt: Reports of a newcomers to lyst, several Awakened
Overmind: Any promising ones?
Grunt: Old marks, none pliable
Grunt: One seems suspicious, but Eye 017 claims it warrants no further study.
Grunt: Strangely, reports from Lyst are... scrambled
Overmind: Explain
Grunt: Like someone who knows our codes is there subverting the insects
Overmind: Hmmm
Grunt: Co- er, Overmind if I may...
Overmind: What was that?
Grunt: I er
Overmind: No, go on, say it

The woman gets up from her chair and takes off her hood, leaning into the masked grunt. The grunt starts to shake, terror visible deep in her bones.

Overmind: Say my name
Grunt: C-c-cobbler I'm sorry Overmind I'm sorry.
Overmind: HahhaHAHAHA hahaHA hahah
Overmind: Your expression was so good, hahaha
Grunt: Please no, it was an accident I-
Overmind: Oh, lighten up, literally, I think fireflies would look nice this time of year.
Grunt: Please

There's an audible snap as the woman clicks her fingers together and the grunt in front of her dissipates immediately into a burst of fireflies, they filter out of the room slowly, a few lingering behind and swirling around Overmind’s outstretched hand.

Overmind: Hmm, Lyst huh?
Overmind: I'll give Iraphena some more time, she did bring me a good toy.
Overmind: Bring in the half dragon!

There's a pause and silence in the room for a moment.

Overmind: Shit I forgot
Overmind: Eh, I'll just make a new one

She snaps her fingers again, this time, a new grunt, exactly the same in appearance as the old one slowly forms from cockroaches that seep in from grates in the floor.

Grunt: Yes my queen
Overmind: Call me Overmind
Grunt: Understood my queen
Overmind: UGhhh, why couldn’t there be more cicadas around here

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EDMANGO: Wow hey there y’all, what a ride! Thanks for sticking with me throughout this whole process. Catalyst was the first quest I started on this site, but I think it’s time I put it on pause for a bit. Time for a Hiatus on Catalyst, at least for a bit.

EDMANGO: Well there’s a lot of reasons, mostly that because it was my first quest I made some… questionable decisions with the intro and with escalation, another is that I want to work on something else. I also have concerns about the length of what I had planned. This feels like a story that would take 10+ threads to finish and I want to find a way to tell it more concisely.

EDMANGO: No idea, but when it comes back it will likely be a timeskip, or a reboot, or a side story, or something else entirely. I really like what I’ve done with the story, especially in this chapter, but feel that I made some writing mistakes that I now know how to handle better.

EDMANGO: Anyone who wants to make a quest or content using characters and ideas from CATALYST is totally free to do so, if you get impatient and wanna make your own spinoff or sequel or continuation feel free! I’ll even say it’s canon unless you murder all the characters, then I’ll say it’s double not canon and feel sad.

EDMANGO: Next up is my take on the towergirls formula, I’ve got the basic plotline down and the chart nearly done, so I’m excited. Should be about 2 months of quest, maybe a bit more or less depending on what happens.

EDMANGO: I will now accept questions for stuff you wanna know!

No. 1028709 ID: 8a6d13

Is LYST going to have a happy ending? Are they doomed or is it gonna be okay?
No. 1028710 ID: e51896

What was some actions we took through the 4 threads that took you by total surprise?

What happens if one were to mix all three slushee flavors together? (Unless that is a total spoiler)

Your 5 favorite CATALYST characters?

might have more questions later.
No. 1028718 ID: c92a02

What do Iraphena's sunglasses look like? I bet they're an artifact too, everything she owns is an artifact.
No. 1028727 ID: 798908

do you think the reason the wealthy are so against synthetic insect-based meats is because they fear we'll start to crave more bugflesh, being horrible bugmen in disguise and all?
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> Is LYST going to have a happy ending? Are they doomed or is it gonna be okay?
EDMANGO: That's a spoiler!
EDMANGO: It's not set in stone, but I like how you went for Iraphena, that'll spice things up for sure.

> What actions took you by surprise
EDMANGO: Not getting a weirder dick
EDMANGO: How heated the cannie debate got
EDMANGO: How you guys accidentally gave Nipha an OP set
EDMANGO: Seriously, I didn't realize the combo power

> What happens if you mix all three slushee flavors
EDMANGO: You vanish from the material plane and ascend
EDMANGO: But if you're not prepared that just means you die

> Top 5 Catalyst Characters
EDMANGO: Nipha and Andrea tied for first, Gena, Iraphena, Trey vaguely behind them.

> What do Iraphena's sunglasses look like?
EDMANGO: Well they look like sunglasses with four lenses, two on each side. They're decent quality but not a special brand or anything

> Do you think the reason the wealthy are so against synthetic insect-based meats is because they fear we'll start to crave more bugflesh, being horrible bugmen in disguise and all?
EDMANGO: That’s certainly why Overmind wouldn’t want that, thats for sure!

EDMANGO: Thanks for reading y’all!
EDMANGO: Go check out my new CYOA based quest
EDMANGO: It’ll certainly be something!

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