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107070 No. 107070 ID: 23060e

Here you can ask me theauthor about anything connected to the quest and I will answer it as soon as possible
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No. 135240 ID: 612369

Wow. Okay.

So first of all, what the fuck was that? If this is your idea of questing then I want off this god damned railroad. You give us the choices to make our actions and then make them irrelevant, the moment we look as though we could go in an interesting direction you pull the rug out and say "psyche!" I know you want to get back to the whole detective angle, but wow. This is some bullshit, you could have just ended with Ana maybe plotting this out and her and Scarred could have had it out later. But holy shit, you went full fuck force. Not only am I disappointed, I'm insulted and disgusted. I couldn't give a rat's ass about finding Happy or the shitty detective story you so desperately want to tell. You want to do that? Make its own quest.

Most importantly, I feel as though my trust has been broken. You kept swearing that things would get better, and so far I feel more like this is just lies told by a controlling and abusive spouse. I don't want to stay with a quest that just shovels garbage and promises me a diamond at the end. Because that diamond is looking less and less real each time you pull this shit.

Do fucking better. Let me know when you pull your head out of your ass.
No. 135242 ID: f626ab

Alright, I will answer your question with my question. What do you think that Ana needs to do on her own?
No. 135243 ID: 2783c4

No no no. I’m not playing this game with you, not again. Either do better or give me a reason why killing us off was necessary to advance the plot beyond wanting to be done with this section. Because if she doesn’t need us what function do we even serve? At this point we are more readers than questers. She could have easily just told us without killing us, but no. This is bad writing and you could have done so much better, hell you didn’t even give me a chance to even fight back or try to talk it out. Just straight for the rock to the face and burning the body, taking complete autonomy away from the players. No rhyme or reason given and then she even regrets it later. Do better.
No. 135244 ID: f626ab

Tomor I will do another update and then you will see what I am referring to.
No. 135245 ID: f626ab

Fuck what I meant to say is tomorrow
No. 135246 ID: 612369

Stop. I don't care about spoilers, or any updates. From a meta narrative and perspective this has gone one too many times, so much so that it's beginning to look like a pattern. This has happened, how many times now? When you remove autonomy from your players it ruins the whole thing. I am done being patient, and I'm not waiting for anything. I want an explanation from you, not the characters, or anything else storywise. Explain why was this necessary. Why didn't I get a chance to defend myself? WHY DO YOU CONTINUOUSLY FUCK US OVER WITHOUT GIVING EXPLANATIONS OR JUSTIFICATIONS? Especially that last one, I know you try to avoid spoilers but this is like the Petscop creators blurring out their own work to avoid spoilers that in the end really didn't need to have the spoiler tags on them. Without justification or explanation, the pay off is not worth it and takes away from the experience.

What it seems like to me, from a meta perspective, is you are trying to rush through this as fast you can so you can get back to the investigation. If this is the case you have options and alternatives. Why not run it on a different thread as part of the same chapter? I don't know.

I am so so tired of having this conversation with you, and especially when it so easily avoided. You make huge updates, like your to get everything done at once, but that ruins pacing, takes actions away from us that could've prevented this, and makes it so we can't choose or act based on what's happening in the updates itself. All you need to do is slow down. When there is no pacing and you don't let your players react to the scenario or action being undertaken, it becomes a railroad.
No. 135247 ID: f626ab

Do you honestly think that I am rushing through this part of the chapter? Especially with everything else that has happened in it? Not to mention that this part of the chapter is still not over.
No. 135249 ID: 2783c4

No. 135250 ID: f626ab

I see....ok then...I don't know what else to tell you...I will have to think about my responce
No. 135251 ID: f626ab

Oh, I got it a perfect response. I am going to bed good night.
No. 135252 ID: 2783c4

Where else can we go? You’ve already taken away most of the autonomy we had, and expressed vehemently that we’re not going back to Ana before, still haven’t really forgiven or forgotten that one by the way. Here’s what is probably going to happen, I bet money this is what is going to happen knowing your track record.

So we’re dead, and something is going to come along and either resurrect us which is a long shot, but who knows maybe Laura and Dreamwalker will show up. But I’m willing to bet something else is gonna show up, offer us ANOTHER deal, because you seem to love that trope so much where the option is live or die, which you know, isn’t really a choice it’s just another railroad option. How’s that? That somewhere in the ball park?
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No. 139605 ID: d87c35

As Anthony sits in his cell his vision blurs with the daydreaming vision. He begins laughing hysterically as he sees the death of Delilah and a vision of the future to come. As he laughs he screams a prophecy for the wolves, Root, The Ash Tree and for the gods themselves that have long abandoned this world.






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No. 139611 ID: 1ab976

*stares at her with the eyes that see through her*

You're mourning. We both are.

*Anthony extends his arm showing her his palm*
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No. 139618 ID: d87c35

*stares at Rubber the Boss*
...I can. Sometimes, I see things.

Visions when I dream. Always random. Sometimes I see other worlds. Other possibilities.

But I have no say or control over it. It's like I'm sleepwalking, dreaming. It gets bad when I see things that I know aren't real, I know they're just visions of monsters, and that they don't really exist.
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When it gets bad… It’s like I can hear things and see things. Some things are real. Others are not. Sometimes it’s just a whisper, other times it like a roar.
No. 139629 ID: dc13c4
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No. 139630 ID: d87c35

*Anthony stares at the picture* She looks familiar. Look out for her.

>Well hello there, you changed beast.
Hello Seeress.

*Anthony stares at the apprentice*
I'm glad you're alive.

I know of him. But I have never met him. If I have, he may have been using a different name. I am the one who provided your organization with the drawing of him to begin with.
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No. 139655 ID: 66c6fa

*Anthony takes off his glasses*

I can see things. But I have not seen Happy himself other than the visions of his puppet. I have seen associates of his, but never Happy himself.

As for what I meant of being glad you are alive I have seen things about you Apprentice. I'm sorry for what you went through during your ordeal, truly I am. I hope your devotion to Lord Zirzam remains strong. He is a good leader to follow.

Seeress, you may verify everything I have said.
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No. 139664 ID: d87c35

Yes. Those are the names of puppets I believe. Each meant to represent a character from the old Commedia dell'arte performances. I had some drawings of them but everything I do here usually gets taken. I don't know where they are.
No. 139665 ID: dc13c4
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No. 139671 ID: 1ab976

Only half right. Firstly, I cannot remember when I drew them, I don't think they were before the fog. Secondly, I didn't come to the acolytes willingly, I was kidnapped. Thirdly, I don't trust anything Lorence says about me. Me and him are not on good terms.
No. 139679 ID: dc13c4
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No. 139680 ID: 1ab976

*Stares at the apprentice*

No. 139717 ID: dc13c4
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The Narrator: "With that said, the artist was taken from his cell and brought to a different layer of reality."

The Apprentice: "So you mentioned that you don't work with Happy, but what do you know about that individual? Has that individual interacted with you?"
No. 139719 ID: 1ab976

Next to nothing I’m afraid. Other than who he chooses to associate himself with. Or manipulate anyway.

Thanks for getting me out of there.
No. 139721 ID: dc13c4
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The Apprentice: "There is no need to be thankful for your current freedom, we didn't free you, and when you are finished helping us you will go back to your cell. That is the agreement that we made with the wolf pack. Now then lets us get to the main topic of our interest, start up this sinister machinery."

The Narrator: "As the other members of the Dimensional Tribunurtal fiddle with the electronics of the puppet show the sound of an announcer disrupted the silence and the puppet on the roof of this small theater began to talk. Welcome one and all to my first and your last show which you will ever see. The stage is set and all the players are prepared for their roles. All the characters have their own goals that they want to achieve but this world can't and won't satisfy all of them. Most of them are doomed to fail but isn't that the point of greatness, only a few can achieve it while the rest will be forgotten by time. So let them play and let them dance while the puppeteer's strings blend with their desires and become their face. As the puppets begin to emerge from the shadows they start saying their names."

The Apprentice: "So what do you make out of all of this?"

No. 139722 ID: d87c35

*stares at the puppets*

I recognize them, some of them anyway. I anticipate a lot of backstabbing and treachery based on the amount of knives. Starting from left to right:

A bizarre mixture of your Agents Corax and Peregrine as Brighella, the servant and the one who can be greedy and no nonsense.
Delilah is La Signora, the greedy gold digger who always wants more.
Happy himself is Arlecchino, AKA the Harlequin, the joker, and he's also the one who pulls the strings behind everyone.
Root of Ash as Pierrot, the clown, the butt of every joke, the sad clown.
Count Murdusa as Corvielle, the country bumpkin from the provinces amazed at everything he sees.
I see Andrew Goodwill in the shadows, the one behind the curtain.
Columbina, the smart woman, I don't know who is behind the mask but I have a guess.
Il Dottore, the jolly hearted doctor and blowhard. He means well and is a scholar but is himself a fool.
Il Capitano, the loud soldier and captain, the soldier who is secretly himself cowardly and weak and will avoid a fight at any cost. I have a few guesses who that is.
Magnifico, the master of the city the aristocratic prince who runs the city. He is in shadows making me suspect he is an aspect of Andrew Goodwill.
Lastly... Heh. Lorence as Pantalone, the greedy old man, the rich man who hoards his wealth. Fitting for him.
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No. 139724 ID: d87c35

La Signora will be killed by Colombina, trying to get her back for Pantalone.
Pantalone wants to make himself look like Magnifico, but I suspect that either Magnifico will kill him or Columbina will.
Brighella will chase after Arlecchino and there will be a clash between them. Though who wins I'm not sure. I suspect this will be further motivated by the death of Corvielle at the hands of Arlecchino.
Il Capitano will avoid any confrontation while making himself look as heroic as possible.
Arlecchino wants Columbina for himself but she doesn't want to, or at least not fully.
Pierrot who has been watching all from the sidelines his own needs and wants unmet will make a move for Columbina and either he will kill her or Arlecchino will step in and the two will fight for her only to kill each other.
No. 139734 ID: dc13c4
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No. 139737 ID: 66c6fa


*Anthony swears he feels a tooth crack as he stares at Lorence, his anger and hate rising in his throat. He takes a deep breath to stay in control of his emotions.*

Continue, sir.
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No. 139755 ID: 9a3473

I anticipate it’s because there’s going to be lots of murder and backstabbing
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No. 139760 ID: 3c8cb5


I cannot remember when I drew them (referring to these puppets here), I don't think they were before the fog. Secondly, I didn't come to the acolytes willingly, I was kidnapped. Thirdly, I don't trust anything Lorence says about me. Me and him are not on good terms.

He's acting as if we are, which whatever, he can act like we are but I still will never forgive him for him using me as he did.
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No. 139798 ID: 1ab976

I honestly do not remember. When I drew them, however I lean towards after the fog. Here’s why, before the fog I didn’t really have prophetic dreams. It only started getting bad like this after the fog emerged. The fact I drew them and was this accurate tells me that I probably drew it after the fact.
No. 139799 ID: 1ab976

Also, no offense everyone, but if Happy made this thing to taunt you all and probably lay out some secrets you all would want to know, shouldn’t this wait until AFTER the performance?
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No. 139820 ID: 1ab976

Huh… Sure, I can do that… If it keeps me from going back in the cell for a while…

Well that was… Weird. Have you actually looked at these puppets like… actually looked at them? If they’re able to be taken a part I’m wondering if there something in Il Dotore’s huge gut. Maybe they weren’t stabbing him necessarily but whatever is making his belly so huge.
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No. 139835 ID: 1ab976

*Anthony looks deep in thought staring at the symbol.* Makes sense to me. So would the vicious cycle be the current group led by being known as spirit contaminator?
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