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You are Flaithrí Ó Ruairc, 21 year old college student and mythology/history otaku of Irish descent. Being a history major and longtime fan of the mythical, subconsciously you longed for the chance to be a chivalrous knight and legendary hero like in the stories. As fate would have it, you found yourself getting that chance to do so upon discovering a strange book in the library.

You and three other heroes from alternate worlds have ended up precisely in another world.You are in the nation know as Melrmomac, one of the seven most powerful and influential kingdoms on the continent. Strange of all, you were carrying a magical device of legend called the Legendary Spear. Bonded to you right down to your soul, you were labeled as one of the four Cardinal Heroes. Legendary warriors chosen by the heavens themselves to combat the calamity known as the Waves and save the world from the path of destruction and ruin.

Sound simple right? Well as you prepare to embark on your journey. You learn that this Kingdom isn't as peaceful and noble as you once thought. Races like Demi-humans were being enslaved and viciously discriminated, a cult with immense power influencing the people, many nobles having their own shady agendas, including the First Princess, but most of all, there was the continuous mistreatment and slander of the one known as Nickolas Irving aka the Shield Hero. There was something sinister going on as you come to face the challenges and tribulations both during the waves and outside them.

Traveling with your party, starting with Rifana the Weasel Demi-Human Kunoichi, Elena the Magic Swordsman Noble, Aden the Nameless Ranked Solider, Andros the Former Noble Rogue, Melody the Dancing Healer, Vivian the Self-Proclaimed Master Magician, and Blake the Purebreed Baby Dragon.

Together with your party you set out to claim the romance of adventure and make a legend quite like no other...as The Mad (Irish) Spear Hero.

Previous Threads - >>3477988 http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3462264/

Spear Hero Stuff - https://pastebin.com/5VFAKycF
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>>3503053
Reminder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2CTVqt2wxU
Rifana a cute.
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>>3503053

PREVIOUSLY

-Both you and Riku Kuromiya [Sword Hero] exchange words, simultaneously clashing the difference of idealogy over how the world should be governed.
-In the crossfire, you end up discovering that Rifana was best friends with Raphtalia, a Tanuki Demi-Human that joined Nickolas's party.
-During the meeting you met with Pope Gregory Balamus, current leader of the church of the three heroes. You tried to set up a plan to work with the shield, but through strange influences and being convinced by the majority including Lucien Ainsworth [Bow Hero] to go along with the Pope's strategy.
-Through careful planning and setup, your party manages to safely protect the main village. Though lack of foresight made you unable to provide additional support to Nick upon seeing him defend Lute Village.
-Joined by Elena, Vivian and Aden, you made your way to the wave's boss. It was the mighty Chimera, the four head beast as you fought bravely. Although, for some reason the reinforcements were off schedule.
- Thanks to the hard efforts of Aden, revealing her status as a Wolf/Kitsune hybrid Beastman, you ended up lasting long enough for reinforcements to arrive. Together the three Cardinal Heroes manage to defeat the Chimera with you delivering the fatal blow.
-After collecting the heads, you and the party reunite to tend to Aden before going with Vivian and Elena to the King's party.
-Through some unforeseen circumstances, Myne Sophia managed to ensnare you into a one on one battle with Nick. Although at first you didn't want to do it, you were taken over by the Spear as Myne's clever usage of Melody's identity awaken the Curse Series within you.
-Driven by all kinds of lust especially bloodlust from the Spear of Lust, you fought Nick to the point of destroying him once you nearly gave into the Spear's power.
-It took the mental image of Rifana and the real time actions of Elena to snap you out of it. You learned that you almost ended up not only killing Nick but harming Vivian as well with your final attack. Thus begins your eternal struggle over resisting the growing power the cursed spear.
- After recovery from the Spear of Lust's side-effects, you head off with Elena and Vivian to collect upon the reward. However, you were soon joined by the now human-form of Blake.
-Once you completed your requirements, you were then greeted by the Queen's Shadow, Zorya.
- Through her you learn the dark secret about the Kingdom. More importantly, you gotten the back story of Rinora Hawkins aka Melody and Myne Sophia who was really Malty. S Melrmomac, First Princess to Mirellia Q Melromarc.
-You came to accept Zorya's request of saving Melody while working with plans to find someone who can destroy slave crests.

con
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>>3503118

-As you made your way to the church, you found Melody and co discussing with Pope Gregory Balamus. Through Melody's actions, you were giving the cure to the after effects of the Spear of Lust. Though, you end up learning that Melody was also connected to the church of the three heroes.
- After requesting knowledge of the past heroes from the pope, you left to the market to meet with Erhard. Through him you met the eccentric and laid back Freya Rosenberg.
- Desiring someone who can smith and tailor, you invite Freya to the party. Before that, the two of you had a one one one fight in order to check each other out. It was interrupted by the party once things escalated hard.
-Once you return to the inn, you confronted a de-armored Aden. At first you only introduced Freya and avoided the subject. However, through Rifana's guidance you went up and talked to Aden one on one.
-You discovered Aden was in fact the byproduct of a demi-human mother and beastman father as her family came from Siltvelt. Through your talks you learned about Aden's backstory and her self-hatred/fear of her strong dual bloodlines.
-Through your efforts you manage to reconnect to Aden and get her through her insecurities.
- Your fears about the Bio-seed were confirmed when you learned that the party traded obtaining it for your life. Thus falling into the hands of Malty as a doppelganger masquerade as you. Spreading rumors and worsening your relationship with Nickolas as a result.
- You and the rest of the party head to Dragon Mountain to train. Freya bonded with everyone while Blake started to become more and more curious about her heritage as a pureblood dragon.
-Upon arrival, you were met with a harsh epidemic that took countless lives. Through the remaining heads, you learn that the cause was a slain dragon. They tasked Riku the honor of killing to save the village from a growing monster invasion.
- However, Blake refused to believe that as she ran off angry. Concern about your dragon, you and several of the party members followed after her while the rest ended to the sick.
- Reaching the source of the epidemic, you see Raphtalia cursed by Nickolas Black Shield while Blake fought against Filo. You managed to break up the fight, but learn a terrible secret.
-Through Blake you learn the truth about the zombie dragon. It was once a noble dragon name Gaelion who protected the village and treated the monsters as family. He adopted a dog demi-human name Wyndia after her mother died from her injuries.
- In order to seek out the truth, you confronted the village leaders and learn the shocking discovery. It seem that they made it up in order to profit over the dragon's corpse and gain riches and publicity for the village.
-Stuck between the crossroads, both you and Blake manage to avoid giving into hate and bloodlust. Instead you force the village to repent for their sins.

con
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>>3503176

- You had a one to one talk with Blake. Comforting her over the sorrow over Gaelion and potentially theorizing that she was related to him. Slowly she returned to her old self, but no longer the same naive and innocent child you once knew.
- You eventually met up with Riku to tell him the truth. Confronted by his own failures, Riku set out to gather information about Wyndia.
-Upon reaching the meeting point, you found yourself talking to Lucien. You learn the truth to his actions as he tells you about the rebellions lead by "Caesar".
-Although you had different ideologies, you two came to a common goal in wanting to not be the pawns of the corrupt nobles. The three cardinal heroes came to an alliance for the sole mission of saving Wyndia from slavery.
-Taking Rifana and Elena with you, you make your way to the slave farm alongside Riku's team.
-Although you and your team managed to achieve your objective, you ended up meeting a mysterious scientist name Kyo. Through the confrontation you learned more about Rifana.
-Through Kyo's actions he summoned Cerberus, the first wave monster and destroyer of Rifana's village. Despite that, you came to ask Kyo to destroy the slave crest in exchange for a favor.
-Meanwhile Rifana and Aden were surrounded by knights once Idol Rabier confirmed that Rifana was a spy. They held their own against the knight and easily defeated the army, Cerberus came and attacked Rifana.
-Tying her best despite her fears, she attempted to lead it away only to be trapped by a spell circle. Pushed back into a corner, Rifana partially awakened and went berserk.
-You and Blake made your way back to Rifana and a injured Elena. Through your efforts you manage to heal Elena with the assistance of the alchemist Sigurd and get through Rifana
-No longer berserk, Rifana call forth the power from within and with the party's help defeated Cerberus.
-After a touching moment, you return back to the party to find them unconcious. Melody's seal was broken but the party confirms that Kyo did came here to break the seal.
-Through discussion with Sigurd, you learn that Melody was mutated with Faubley magic and science. She has Filolial DNA in her and has the terrible condition that reverts her into a werebeast based on Filolial if left unchecked.
-You left things under Sigurd's care and went to prepare for the wave. Eventually before the meeting you went to the Dragon's Hourglass. You were met with conflict as Rifana and Aden were charged unfairly for a class up.
- Instead you used this as an excuse to teach Blake class up as you ended up making a new ally. The Dragonfly .
- You and the cardinal heroes discussed with the pope the next plans as you did everything you can to tackle the next wave.

And now our story continues.
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>>3503247

Upon being teleported from castle town, you find yourself and the party arriving at the village. Exactly as you expected, the village was starting to be run with countless monsters such as the Lizardmen and zombies. Naturally, you order your party to help with the people while you yourself combat against the threat. You know that deep down that while you wanted to stay with the group, you needed to head to where Riku is and invade the ghost ship.

Who do you bring while riding with Riku to the ghost ship? And what else do you do till arrival.

>Rifana
>Aden
>Vivian
>Elena
>Melody
>Freya
>Blake
>Andros
>Sigurd
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>>3503053
Damn turtle, I haven't even finished reading thread 2 yet!
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>>3503314
>Rifana
>Vivian
>Melody
>Freya
>Sigurd

I think this is good party set up? (Thought a bit worked about including Melody with her gene stuff) As for hat els to do don't have a clue.
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>>3503314
>Aden
>Melody (if she's in a state where she can do her job)
>Vivian
>Blake
>Sigurd
>Freya
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>>3503314

We technically have radio communication thanks to the spearphone and it's not like they're going to split off to go to the ship.
Couldn't we make two parties instead?
One holding a stationary area and the other roaming to find any sub bosses or people being overwhelmed at their shelters? Communication is important in battles.

Our party could be:
Blake
Aden
Vivian
Melody
Sigurd

While
Elena
Rifana
Andros
And the dudes we trained up can be the mobile force that can also hop in to perform pinscher attacks when sub bosses show.
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>>3503573
>>3503693

With the spearphone you can easily keep in contact with the party. So there was no issues with keeping track of the party's movements. Therefore, you went and chose to go to the ghost ship with Blake, Aden, Vivian, Melody and Siguard. That just left Elena, Rifana, Andros and the dudes you trained up to handle the sub-bosses and enemies below. With Rifana's power up, you believe that they got nothing to really worry about.

So on your magic black dragon Blake, you and the gang took to the skies.Once again you were starstruck by how much Blake has grown. Already she was able to handle the entire party without losing speed or maneuverability as a large black dragon.

With Blake's speed it didn't take you long to make it to the Ghost Ship. Right on time too since Riku ends up also making it too the ghost ship with one of his swords. He was accompanied by his party of four which made up for a good dynamic between you and him.

Naturally the monsters on the ship started to materialize and begin to swarm around you. Each of your party members got into position. Melody went and buffed the party while Vivian took care of crowd control. Aden and Sigurd worked on defense which left you and Blake completely on the offense. A solid lineup that was only enhanced further by Riku's team.

As both parties continue their onslaught on the moblings, things started to get harder for you. Those came in the form of a large undead captain and a kraken as they start to materialize. Given their high levels, part of you wanted to believe that either of them could be the boss. However, you remember during the meeting that the actual boss was the soul eater. So you needed to try and find a way to draw it out in the open.


>Go after the Skeleton Captain
>Take down the Kraken
>Look around your surroundings instead
>Something else
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>>3503832
Take a look at our surroundings. We want to disable any capabilities the ship has for firing on the town.
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>>3503857
+1, first we take down it's capabilities the next we try and find a weakness.

I honestly don't wanna meta game this, so does anyone remember how Odysseus's ship got nailed?
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>>3503895
I completely forgot it still existed and don't even trust my memory about it existing. I wasn't gonna go on the ship, but I guess the QM wants to give us the option to make sure the other 2 heroes don't die. Then we go hardcore and make parsers while extrapolating rough formulae for damage/exp/stat calculations to actually see what's going on. If we're gonna be stuck doing boring as shit grinding for leveling from now on, we are going to hit peak EFFICIENCY. (Although really in a game, that's the first sign to leave the country for a higher level exp hunting ground than the starter country can provide) Riku is the hardcore MMO player unlike us probably being an RP dude exploring while also being decent enough at our job/class to help out guildmates.
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Just so I know where we stand. Should I keep going as I been doing or should I change things up how stuff is presented.

Criticisms and suggestions about how I been handling the game so far is also welcomed.
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>>3504006
Mostly going fine. I was extremely confused for a moment at us having to pick out a party when everyone was supposed to be defending the town.
I'm slightly worried about long term cast bloat since the SMART thing to do would be have far more people in a hero party to abuse that sweet sweet exp gain and include loyal members of Royalty in order to counteract any later rebellions. We're in one tiny barely significant country when the entire planet . There are entire untapped continents of exp that should be getting used to make the planet capable of defending itself, but all of those countries are too busy bickering like idiots.
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>>3504006
Now that I think of it, one thing I do have trouble with is weapon selection. I'd have to download photoshop to do it myself, but a blankish template to show the unlocking web and then another spear template to write in the spear names/effects, and another ??? template to clone drag/drop to show possible unlocks might be good. This quest is mostly going off of freeform, so the numbers themselves don't actually matter outside of knowing it's higher than before or stronger than a different spear. Any updates, edits or new additions to said template can just be handwaved as us opening up even more unlocks somehow.

Another thing that just came to mind is that I'm having trouble keeping track of time? Perhaps a timestamp of how many days/weeks it's been since we were summoned would stop me being so dumb on that front?


I have absolutely no idea what a 21 year old Irish college student would have on his phone. Anyone got a playlist? I'm kind of surprised nobody has played any music on that phone. I can't be the only one with a massive music collection. I bet all of us heroes could get together and start a music company since broadcasting capabilities are clearly there.
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>>3503857
>>3503895

Although there were countless enemies, there was a much bigger target to deal with. Currently the best course of action for you was to check your surroundings. You wanted to know just exactly what this Ghost ship was carrying. Thus, you begin to run across the massive pirate themed ghost ship. With spear in hand you begin to observe our surroundings. Looking for anything that was completely out of the ordinary. Well, as ordinary as a haunted ghost ship can really be.

Your eyes notice the countless cannons and artillery as they dart around. The condition of the guns were as clear as day to you. They were bent out of shape and warn out. By normal standards that means they wouldn’t be effective right? If anything this world ended up teaching you was it’s that you should never judge a book by its cover. For these cannons could still be possessed and capable of firing perfectly despite their condition. So you needed to take care of them quickly before they were to be of use.

With the architect spear in hand you started to seal off the cannons. You wanted to disrupt any and all possible means of long range attacks that the ship could do. At least that way the overall damage will be both limited and minimized accordingly. Of course such a tactic left you partially defenseless due to your Spear’s power going into rearranging the wooden planks.

That said, you left it to the party to ultimately watch your back while you continue to play architect. Between Vivian’s area of effect magic, Blake’s powerful flames, Melody’s boosts and both Sigurd and Aden’s defenses, it seem a solid wall was placed upon you to do your work. Most of the monsters had their hand handling your party, including the giant Hydra-like Kraken coming into the scene. You use this time to use Identification in order to gauge its level which was at level forty nine along with its basic information.

Meanwhile Riku’s side went to tackle the monsters on the other side of the flying ghost ship. That just left Riku to directly take on the Undead Skeleton Pirate Captain. With “identification” you were able to see the same thing about the walking sub-boss. It was at level forty nine and you can deduce that it was weaker than the Kraken in terms of raw power and defenses. However, it had some sort of higher regeneration and recovery skill. So unless it was destroyed completely, it would just keep coming back. Something Riku already notice when wielding Crimson Sword to deliver of series or relentless attacks on the Skeleton Pirate Captain.

At the very least, the cannons and artillery was sealed by your actions. Yet you notice something strange moving in the shadows.

What do you do?

>Go after it solo
>Tell your friends about the living shadow
>Focus on obliterating the Pirate Captain
>Help out with the Kraken instead
>Something Else
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>>3504794
>Tell everyone about the Shadow.
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>>3504817
Support.
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>>3504817
Supporting.
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>>3504794
>Tell your friends about the living shadow

Well i wouldn't consider Lucien oir friend. But Riku and our own party? Those are indeed our friends.
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>>3504817
>>3504822
>>3504895
>>3505095

In order to be sure, you followed the shadow. It was jumping from one shadow to another as it orchestrates the scene. At the same it was hoping from shadow to shadow in order to avoid detection. From your observation based on the two fights between the ship’s sub-bosses it’s the shadow that is keeping them from fading. If you take out the shadow or at least keep it from doing its job, then the soul eater would have to respond.

You quickly set up a connection to both your party and Riku’s through telepathy curtesy of the spearphone. You mention exactly what you discovered during your observation. They were quite quick to take up the intake.

“A living shadow? Wait if that’s the case then….”

Riku took the same stance as he did before. He was gunning to use another Crimson Slash Strike on the Skeleton Pirate Captain. Once again the skeleton fell to the swift multitude of strikes from different points. You question why exactly would he do this when he knows the results. It was only for a moment as you see precisely what he was getting at as the shadow moves towards the Skeleton Pirate Captain.

“There you are!”

Riku threw his sword directly at the shadow. The shadow was forced out from its hiding spot as it couldn’t keep the skeleton sub-boss from falling apart and recovering simultaneously. Without the assistance of the shadow, the skeleton sub-boss couldn’t withstand Riku’s relentless attacks and crumbles to dust as a result. That was one sub-boss down and now they just needed to take care of the Kraken.

“Let’s try this again! 「Dragon’s Breath」”

“「Ars Zveit Flame Tornado」”

Both Blake and Vivian times their attacks in unison while gathering mana. This leaving Sigurd and Aden to protect them from any of the Hydra’s attack. Melody on the other hand was boosting the party’s strength while remaining within Sigurd and Aden’s guard circle. You on the other hand decide to call forth the Lightning Spear by changing your architect spear. Once the two little powerhouses were ready, both Sigurd and Aden moved out of their way. Blake lead the attack by releasing a powerful wave of crimson flames. Vivian followed suit with her torrent of bright orange-red flames. The two large streams started to twist and circulate around one another. This ended up transforming two streams of fire into one giant spiraling drill of flames. The Kraken was burning relentlessly as it pulls back in pain. Forcing the shadow into the spotlight, you went to stab it with your Lightning Spear. That is until you heard a voice calling out.

[con]
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>>3505502

“What exactly are you guys doing!”

Out from the sky came what appears to be a giant owl. You recall this owl being familiar given its white puffy feathers and blue outlines. You then come to realize that bird was none other than Filo herself. Riding alongside the giant bird was Nickolas and Raphtalia. Seems that either the threat below was getting worse or the monsters were taken care of and he’s just here to speed things up. You quickly mention to Nick about the shadow and how it’s keeping the sub-bosses from disappearing after being defeated

“Shadows huh. Raphtalia use your light magic to flush them out.” Nickolas exclaimed.

“Right Master Nickolas” Raphtalia nodded.

What you saw was good teamwork between the two. Nickolas defended the Tanuki girl from the upcoming strikes from the remaining Hydra that refused to die. While on Raphtalia end she was chanting a spell. A cloak of glowing light manifests around Raphtalia alongside a spell circle. The light started to intensifies as it gets closer to completion. You quickly warn the party to cover their eyes. Everyone took that warning to heart, quickly closing their eyes just moments before Raphtalia was ready.

“Faust Light!”

Upon command Raphtalia releases a large flash of light akin to a widespread flash bomb. You were lucky that everyone closed their eyes before the spell went off. Being blinded by it and stunned wasn’t exactly going to do anyone any favors. Still, you would think Nickolas would be the one to give the warning and not you? Once the light dims enough to safety see, you notice the shadows were squirming from it. So with Lightning Spear, you stabbed against the multitude of shadows with a series of lightning bolts.

The shadows were force to rise to the surface after taking the relentless assault. You would see several shadows shoot upwards, shedding the black outline to reveal their true form. It was streaks of pure white energy as something was manifesting. Something huge was manifesting as the entire party held their ground while watching the spectacle. There it was, the giant Soul Eater. A giant salmon looking monster with white skin, red eyes, and jagged scales and teeth. It let out a large aquatic-like roar as it floats in the air.

>What’s the plan?
>Use Long Range Attacks to avoid direct confrontation
> Spear Combos [Write in your spear based tactics here]
>Let the others fight while you observe
>Something else
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>>3505513

[The Soul Eater. Also do you want me to start writing your dialogue, or leave it to you when you want to directly say something?]
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>>3505513
"What kind of Greek Myth has an ugly bastard like you!"

>Holy Spear time.
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>>3505513
> Spear Combos [ Spear Fusion: Spear chain + Spear Javelin + Spear shot] to make a harpoon spear and stab it's beast heart!!

To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
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>>3505651
I'm thinking this is more moby dick then greek.
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>>3505699
Well everything else was greek, so this could have been Odysseus's lost crew. Instead the writer threw in a weird shadow monster.
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>>3505701
No it kinda makes sense. If this is Odysseus there is only one monster that is actually mutiple creatures. But since there ia no female on sight i doubt this is actually Scylla.

It could be the creature odysseus faced during his voyage although i'm not very knowledgeable about the myth
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>>3505520
Please do write the dialogue for now, and if we don't like it we'll tell you to change it back. Thank you.
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>>3505520
If you see something cool put it in if not i think it would be fine to leave it up to you.
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>>3505697
+1
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Oh i found it.

>In Ancient Greek, the word kētos (kῆτος, plural kētē or kētea, kήτη or kήτεα)—Latinized as cetus (pl. cetea)—denotes a large fish, a whale, a shark, or a sea monster. The sea monsters slain by Perseus and Heracles were each referred to as a cetus by ancient sources.

It's the freaking sea monster that appear in the ancient maps acriss civilization. lol
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I guess this is a Heracles/Perseus event not a odysseus one.
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>>3505699
Looks like a really ugly albino koi + arms from that picture.

>>3505701
Eh. There's an explanation from the original material, but I don't want to give out spoilers.
>>3505520
>Call team B and ask if everything is still ok down there since Nick decided to come up here to bitch.
> Rena can backup tank. Nick goes primary tank since he needs more exp anyway. We need somebody to keep light magic on standby so that they can't separate and hide again to avoid attacks. I don't like the sound of anything named soul eater so prioritize not being bitten if you can only pick one attack to dodge.
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>>3505651
Cetus, perhaps?

>Holy Spear + Spear Prison
Keep it in place and have everyone nail it.
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>>3505738
I guess Nick got bullied by Malty so much that he got bored and decided to leave his post. Besides the way he is Lucien would easily piss him off and he would come to help us out. Because Nick is actually a tsu for our big throbbing spear after we pierced him in the arena.
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>>3505743
Although your idea is solid using only spear prison would allow the creature to dodge. Maybe combine with the Spear forest+ spear fusion+ Holy spear + spear chain and have each individual spear from the spear forest become a fusion of holy spear and chain and allow us to plucl at it dealling holy damage and restraining it at the same time.
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Of course it also says that spear fusion reduce the damage in exchange to being more versatille so i might be just saying bullshit. But then again we have Riku, Riku's party members, our party members, Nick and Nick's party members.

So we should be safe...ish.
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>>3505734
I figured Cetus was a general name for any sea monster, so not specific to Herakles and Perseus even if they both fought one.
>>3505746
Eh. They probably didn't have to do anything since Nick has a persecution/paranoia complex a mile deep. Not that there isn't some happening, but it blinds him to stuff happening to him right in front of his face like when lust spear activate.
>>3505752
I regret not taking Rifa up since she could just slingshot a holy water vial into its face so that we could see what happens with holy attacks.
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Anyone remember what that weapon we got specifically to hit ghosts was? It might be a good idea to combine that with some sort of ensnaring effect.
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>>3505765
Holy I think. That makes sense right?
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>>3505789
Holy should be what we unlocked via holy water. Our specific order at the time was for hitting immaterial things.
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>>3505761
>I figured Cetus was a general name for any sea monster, so not specific to Herakles and Perseus even if they both fought one.

That is true.

>Eh. They probably didn't have to do anything since Nick has a persecution/paranoia complex a mile deep. Not that there isn't some happening, but it blinds him to stuff happening to him right in front of his face like when lust spear activate.

He was probably afraid of getting back stabbed during the raid not that Lucien or Malty would do it since they need the four heroes for everything to work, but as you said his persercution/paranoia complex would work those thpughs on him.

>I regret not taking Rifa up since she could just slingshot a holy water vial into its face so that we could see what happens with holy attacks.

Eh the Tanuki is here so she will have her moment to shine with her AOE attack.
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>>3505794
i don't think we got it yet? Although i recall smith dude and our cow smith working to do the mind control thing. I think it was taking more tine to prepare the anti immaterial stuff.
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Now that I think about it, do you think Melody remembers any Exorcist spells by now? Or maybe her healing would harm the monster?
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>>3505802
it seems to fall more on the demon category then the undead one. And in some source materials ghost (for some reason) aren't damaged by healling spells on the ...er...material(?) undead are usually effected by it.

We can also just use our homming spear and holy spear to hit him if the sea monster even dares/manages to dodge.
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>>3505800
Oh well. Not getting mind controlled is more important.
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>>3505800

You are right, the anti-intangible weapon got pushed aside to deal with the anti-brainwashing effect. It was almost completed though.

>>3505802

Yes on both account But >>3505808
is more accurate
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>>3505738
>Rena

You mean aden ?
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>>3505873
Brainfart. Yes, Aden.
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Rolled 1 (1d2)

>>3505697
>>3505743
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>>3505914
Does that mean we get the chance to quote Ahab now?
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>>3505914
Please do quote Ahab.
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>>3505944

Make the quote and I'll add it.
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>>3505971
Already did it's in the spoiler of my vote. But i guess it would be better to go ismael when and if we went lust spear.
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>>3505971
Could also go with: 'There she blows!- there she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby-Dick!'

Or replace Moby Dick with The boss. Or not depends on how mad we get with bloodlust i take it?
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>>3506041
Let's not.
>>3505971
Just in case

>To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee.
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>>3506060
Okay, sure.
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>>3505697
>>3505743

“Nickolas why are you here?! I thought you were supposed to be alongside Lucien serving as defense for the village!”

“Lucien is working on pinning the ship with his arrows to keep it from moving further. The monsters have been currently subdued but it’s only a temporally solution. More importantly, the wave will only get worse and the party following me will only worsen over time.”

You still wanted to argue against Nickolas for acting on his own. You can’t be sure if it was due to his distrusting nature of others although justifiable to a degree given how he’s been treated. Or there was something happening down below that forced his hand. You didn’t have the time to argue with Nickolas, but that didn’t mean you still had to accept it. Seeing you stuck between what you should do, Sigurd steps forward between you and Nickolas.

“How about I’ll go and assist. We don’t need three shield defenders now do we?” Sigurd smiled.

Good on Sigurd for being a compromising medium between you and Nickolas. You still had Aden with you so it wasn’t like you were losing defenses. So you agree to Sigurd’s suggestion. Once he got your approval, he begins to walk towards the ship’s mast. He then goes to grab one of the ropes from the ship. With careful precision and timing, he manages to swing his way back towards the ground level. Afterwards he quickly moves back towards the village. Your eyes turn back to the boss.

“So that is the boss. Soul Eater. Everyone, make sure to not let it consume you directly. We don’t know if it can consume souls through biting your flesh or not.”

You might just be paranoid when saying that. However, considering how there seem to be a theme of greek/roman themed bosses so far. You think that this was probably no different. As to what specific mythos it took from you weren’t sure. Still, you kept your guard as you held your spear close. You carefully watched its movement patters in order to grasp how exactly it fights.

The Soul Eater soon lets out a powerful roar, shaking up the ship as it moves around in the air. You gather the pattern it moves is akin to that of a predator fish like a shark. To test its hide, you point your lightning spear at the creature to release a series of voltage. Riku sees you do this and added his own Lightning Based Weapon the Thunder Sword and uses his long range Slash skill to embed the lightning embedded beam with more power. It doubled in strength as a third source seemingly comes out of nowhere. You can only assume it must have been Lucien who was helping empower the attack further with a Thunderbolt Arrow. You weren’t sure if you were impressed by how far he could see or annoyed that he isn’t supporting you more.

[con]
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>>3506479

Either way, the combo attack between the three of you manage to hit dead on with the creature. The clash of forces manages to create a rather large electrical discharge against the beast. However, it seems to have resisted the attack in some way. Shaking off the attack, the soul eater starts to charge up a green orb of energy.

Nickolas on the other hand started to redirect Filo accordingly while holding a defensive guard. Almost as if he was preparing just in case his next mode of action would fail. Raphtalia remained right beside him in case she needed to be within range of the Shield’s protective aura.

“Filo, cast wind magic.”

“Kay! 「Faust Tornado! 」”

The giant owl started to flap her wings in order to manifest. A rather strong twister from her wing. Given how quick it formed, it didn’t give the Soul Eater the chance to counter. So it was forced to endure the strong winds as it knocks the ball away from its intended direction. You looked as to where it was going as it lets out a powerful explosion of green flames. You turn to Blake after seeing Filo preparing to do it again as Wind magic managed to get through the resistance better than Lightning.

“Blake use your Dragon’s breath to empower Filo’s attack.” You pleaded.

“Blake doesn’t want to…. but 「Dragon’s Breath」”Blake muttered.

Blake quickly huffed and puffed her body, gathering the necessary amount of mana. Before long she times her attack with Filo’s Faust Tornado. On cue she releases a powerful torrent of red flames at the tornado. It started to circulate and spiral around the tornado, turning it into a flaming inferno. The Soul Eater found itself engulfed in its intense flames while this gave you and the party to set up another counterattack.

“Spear Fusion! Chain Spear!”

[con]
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>>3506485

With but a simple wave of your right arm, you manifest chain spear into form from your Spear. It was a jagged weapon wrapped in chain bindings. Now that Spear Fusion was active, the red jewel on your weapon ended up glowing brightly. A red aura starts to form around the weapon, infusing it with the mystical power of the legendary spear’s skill.

“Next! Holy Spear!”

The Spear didn’t swap out to another spear like it would when using Change Spear. Instead, the chained spear ended up morphing into some sort of hybrid. The golden plates and holy crosses normally found on Holy Spear manifests itself as the weapon warps to look like a chained up holy spear.

The spear points were still jagged but the outline of the blade was still tinted golden and radiated a holy aura. You imminently felt the two forces of these spears merging together. On its own the output was noticeably weaker than it should be normally. Yet once fused together it emitted the same quality that your spear would normally put out when using a single spear form.

“Finally! Air Strike Javelin!”

From your left hand another polearm like weapon manifest itself. It was a javelin styled in the same form as your default spear. However, considering that it was more a construct it was completely tinted in red.

It also looked transparent when you glance at the manifested weapon. It didn’t last long as it quickly merges itself with the current fused spear. This changed the spear to take the form of a harpoon like weapon while maintaining its spear’s characteristics and attributes.

“To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee. Spear Shot!”

You took aimed while chanting these words. You had just one shot to take the Soul Eater by surprise. So you sure as hell wasn’t going to try and miss! Recalling exactly how the creature moves, you aimed to predict where it’s going to be rather than just following its movements.

Once the creature tries to move upwards to break out from the flames, you threw the harpoon with great force and speed thanks to Spear Shot. It traveled where the Soul Eater was heading, successfully managing to make a direct hit. The combined spears were successful in piercing through its hide, dealing a chunk of damage to its health bar. Yet this creature was pretty beefy as you use the chain spear to try and restrain it.

[con]
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>>3506490


Unfortunately, the Soul Eater started to end up taking you for a wild ride. It’s strength manages to outmatch yours as you end up being pulled rather than doing the pulling. The Soul Eater moves violently, trying to get the chains and the spear from its body.

Leaving you to dangle and hold on to dear life like you were in a rodeo. Meanwhile your party and Riku’s continue to handle the stragglers. The sub-bosses were killed but that didn’t stop the spawning of monsters. Luckily they were all capable as Riku was leading the charge.

You then look down at Nickolas as he starts to suddenly hold Raphtalia’s hand. You question what exactly he was doing but you couldn’t hear the conversation between him and Raphtalia. Suddenly a black shield with strange markings start to form. In addition, Filo was acting quite strange as her blue eyes were completely engulfed with wrathful red energy.

>Focus on restraining the Soul Eater/Ask the Party to Boost you up
>Concentrate on damaging it further [write out your method]
>Let go and go to Nick instead
>Something Else
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Maybe chain it directly to the ship or treat the spear more like a fishing pole?
We don't strike me as a person that did fishing much outside of childhood attempts to find a MAGIC FISH, so I'm not sure we'd know how to properly hoist it with a chain through the gills.

Nicklaus seems to be forgetting about making any attempts at actually tanking the damn thing after coming up here which is a complaint I'm not making on tape to give the church more ammo.

Or make a spear forest to bind all of the monsters while also causing there to be a more stable anchor holding the Soul eater down since I'm assuming the new chains that spawn would also be connected to the one going through the Soul eater?
This will open up the chance for hyper offense from all of the parties here if they apply buffs?
Isn't spear supposed to be the most offensively focused weapon? We shouldn't be stuck on Quasi tank duty even if we're also good at it.

Rising Dragon spear sounds cool. I'm definitely going to try it out during the next battle if I remember it exists.
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>>3506492
Well, we could do the stupid thing.

>"NICK, USE SHIELD PRISON ON US!"

If it can't move, we will be able to repeatably stab it. Its very stupid, but might work.
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>>3506560
Oh wait, he's doing that. Fucking hell man everyone is doing really well, why do you need to use your OP shit now?
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>>3506566
Is he? I don't see that anywhere. Looks to me like he's doing something dumb like using the wrath shield for DPS when he has shields capable of restraining the monster instead of us and letting the actually dps oriented people do what should be a better or comparable job even on sheer numbers alone without a berserker getting in the way of their ability to attack.

What happened to the village that had Galeon killed in the LN? I don't really remember any karma coming back at them so it's been bugging me that I forgot.
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>>3506573
You know he used that damn ultimate attack in this battle. The fucker might be ignoring us and activate ontop of both us and the Soul Eater.
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>>3506578
I literally forgot everything about this wave except for the fangirl, although you're jogging my memory about his little prison combo. It's a good thing we didn't activate lust spear since our defense would be low enough for him to be a proper team killing fucktard.
Nick seems to have maintained the "Control freak that isn't remotely as good at working with others as he thinks he is" trait from Naofumi. His esper powers outright brainwash 90% of his troops into liking him and they STILL think he's an amoral asshole. That's kind of impressive when you think about it. If he doesn't tell us to let go of the damn fish so that we aren't hit, I can see why we ended up fighting in that "vision."


We seem to be fire aligned with elements.and it avoided Blake's flames, so we might as well consider fire to be it's main weakness (or the path of least resistance) or start using flame based attacks?

>>3506492
Ask Melody to do a strength/etc buff on us and >>3506560
to restrain it so that it can be be freely attacked by everyone.
Follow up with some fire based magic if we can.manage it while reeling it in.
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>>3506597
Yea so basicy this.

>Focus on restraining the Soul Eater/Ask the Party to Boost you up
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>>3506492
>Concentrate on damaging it further [ Spear Thrust +Shooting Star Spear ]

We already managed to penetrate the hide with our spear our chain is linking us to it. We just need to use SpearThrust to sink in deep into the beast and finish it with Shooting star since once pierced the shooting spear will manifest mutiple spear inside the creature and we are already using a holy spear.
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>>3506638
We could do that after we reel it in or if Nick imprisons the fish instead.
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>>3506560
>>3506597
>>3506609

Despite currently being swung around like a yo-yo; you continue to try your hardest to hold on. No way you were going to let this giant overgrown fish get the better of you. Now you say that but that didn’t stop the Soul Eater from slamming you against the ship’s mast. You had no choice but to brace yourself from the impact. All to make sure you didn’t let go of the spear and plummet downwards to the ground. At this height you wouldn’t die from the fall, but it would still lead to taking some serious damage.

“Melody, please give us a boost!” You cried out to your teammate, still holding on for dear life as you avoid hitting the ship’s lookout point again.

“Already on it. 「Zveit Max Boost! 」” Upon finishing her chant, you feel a drastic jump in your physical attribute based stats. Strength, speed, defense, stamina and magic power were rising as your body is enveloped in a rainbow colored light.

Your grip tightens as the beast was now having a harder time trying to throw you off of it. Meanwhile you were now hanging on to the flagpole trying to overpower the beast or at least act as an anchor. It was now becoming a battle of fruition between you and the Soul Eater. Your attention turns back to Nickolas as you got an idea.

“"NICK, USE SHIELD PRISON ON US!"

Deep in your heart you was hoping that Nickolas would listen. Having the beast trapped in the Shield Prison would give you enough time to skewer the creature like a pincushion.

“Be quiet” Nickolas replied, oddly in a distorted tone.

You argued with Nickolas but from the looks of it you were rather too slow on the update to do so. The Black Shield was already out and Nickolas seem to look rather out of it. This wasn’t like Nickolas at all. Sure he has serious trust issues and normally acted on what he thought best since he usually had to rely on his own tactics to survive. But you never considered him to flat out not be this bad of a team player.

It then dawned upon you that maybe this was similar to how you ended up when you used the Spear of Lust. But that was impossible! You knew so far that there wouldn’t be any trigger for….oh. It then dawns upon you that the entire treatment that Nickolas has been experiencing may have been the fuel.

However, it doesn’t change the fact you probably played your fair share in driving Nickolas to the deep end. Less you forgotten the duel with him and you under the influence of the spear of lust. Out of the seven deadly sins, your best bet that Nickolas was under some sort of wrathful state.


[con]
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>>3507275

As this went on you start to notice the strange change in Nick as it worsens. The weird predicament grows more intense as Nickolas’s barbarian armor begins to change. Rather than looking like a bandit leader, his armor changes to that of a black knight. It strongly resembles that of full plate armor as his right arm was encase in a claw like full gauntlet. His eyes were glowing red while his face twists into something more aggressive and demonic. His chest, the purple crystal embedded on the barbarian armor plate was giving off an eerie glow.

Nickolas started to use one of his skills “Hate Reaction” in order to draw the Soul Eater to himself. You were unfortunately pulled along for the ride. The enraged fish starts to ram against Nickolas shield, causing him to smile. You would then see a rising surge of blacken flames start to spread across the creature as it burns it immensely.

You on the other hand were also hit with the flames. The holy spear was giving you resistance to the curse, but it was still affecting you as both you and the creature were continuously burned by its constant attacking against Nickolas’s Shield of Wraith. Before you could lash out at Nick, Blake manages to draw your attention to her.

“Master....Blake isn’t sure but Blake thinks…Gaelion’s still here. Not in a he is always watching sort of way. Rather his lingering feelings are running a mock. And the source of it has to be coming through here. It’s a dragon emperor shard…or so that’s what Blake’s instincts tell her. It's caring Gaelion's hate and rage....Shield Person is being consumed by it.” Blake points at the glowing purple crystal that was currently radiating with a deep shade of purple.

The same glowing light was also coming from Filo as Blake avoids the bird’s talon strike. Blake decided at that point it would be better to remain in human form rather than fight in her true state. Filo was much nimbler than Blake in their transformed state. So she would just be a sitting duck if she were to transform right now.

“Blake will stop Filo. So Blake asks Master …stop Shield Person and Gaelion.” With that, Blake leaps forward to intercept the berserk Filo. Dragon claws were already out and ready to pin the giant bird to the ground. Filo thrashes against Blake while her eyes narrow deeply at the sight.

>Plead to Nick's humanity
>Directly engage Nick
>Focus on restraining/pulling the Soul Eater away
>Something else
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>>3507311
>Plead to Nick's humanity
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>>3507311
>Something else: Throw Holy water at him. If it's the undead dragon hate that is consuming Nick then you need to purify it by using holy water.
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>>3507311
Finish the fight with >>3506638 (or that should at least disable it for a moment for others (or Nick's weird flame) to try and finish it off.) No point in holding on if Nick FINALLY decided to tank.
>Get healed or at least some minor burn/holy treatment while using spear forest +effect is best (I think the flag one might actually work since it's a metaphorical forest of buffs but I'll go along with any other suggestions) to ensnare all of the current monsters to open up everyone that can shoot/cast at it to go hyper offense while it's focused on Nick.
>and then lay it into Nick about if he seriously wants to actually be the jackass they claim he is.


I think I just figured out Nick's retarded attitude with slavery. Japan didn't enter WWII, so that means that they got to do all of the raping/enslaving from that era mostly unopposed by other nations. Japan already has a slave fetish from all of the comfort women even after losing and getting western ethics implanted, so he probably barely understands why it's morally questionable and thinks anti slavery stances are just Baka Gaijin crap.
Not really that far off from what Raph and Naofumi's story is in the LN/WN/Anime itself really. Japanese "rescues" foreign beauty who is happy to be his slave and loves him..It's just a crudely disguised comfort woman myth/arc.
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>>3507311
>>3507363

Changing my vote and supporting this:>>3507386
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>>3507311
Remember Blake is now part Galleon, so maybe have the kid resonate with them. If she highjacks the link she could also bring them back easier. Besides that, I agree with dumping a thing of holy water on him.
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>>3507445

>inb4 shield aura blocks the holy water
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Why isn't there a filo to fuck
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>>3507386
>>3507429
>>3507445

The “Self Curse” skill from the Shied of Wraith was burning quite intensely against your body. Even with the Holy Spear’s protection, you could still feel the immense burn. Perhaps if the Holy Spear was in its default form and not the hybrid fusion from Spear Fusion it’d be able to resist it much easier. Still, you needed to do something before the curse ends up incinerating you.
“Shooting Star Spear!” Through sheer force of will and motivation, you manage to call forth the skill. Despite the intense pain of the Self-Curse, you manage to split the power of one spear into a hundred directly against the Soul Eater.


The Soul Eater twists in further pain, finding itself being punctured while still burning from the curse. Your hand still grippingly tightly on to the spear as hundreds of spear strikes start to rapidly impale itself against the beast. Ultimately, it lead to a weak spot for you to take advantage of further.

“…And…Spear Thrust!” With the remainder of your strength you relentlessly shoot out more thrusting strikes from your Legendary Spear in conjunction with Spear Fusion and Shooting Star Spear.

With how much SP you were burning through just to brutalize this thing, it wouldn’t be surprising if you ended up collapsing from the overuse. That and the Self-curious that was ravaging your body. Despite it all, you manage to force yourself up and endure the entirety of the experience. Through war of attrition, the Soul Eater found itself beaten and batter as it drops to the ground.

Although it was eliminated, Nickolas was still under the influence of the Shield of Wraith and Gaelion’s vengeful impulses. You on the other hand was currently dropping to one knee half-haphazardly breathing from the ordeal you just endured. Spear Fusion was on its last legs but it didn’t matter. You needed to get through to Nickolas before the wrathful flames claims everyone.

Meanwhile, Blake continued her fight with Filo. The advantage was clearly with Blake considering that she was still well aware of her actions. At the same time Filo was becoming more and more ferocious the longer this was going on. With a swift kick from the air, Blake had to defend herself by manifesting her black scales on her arms and putting them in a cross position. Her attention quickly turns to Nickolas while resisting the fast movement of Filo via “High Quick.” A skill that greatly increases Filo’s agility and allowing her to attack from multiple angels.

“Stop it Gaelion! The Sword one has already saved Wyndia! Don’t continue to hold on to the hatred of him and Shield one for using your dragon Emperor’s core! Your family is safe! Justice has been given…so don’t let yourself fall! Both of you! Don’t let Gaelion’s legacy become this twisted Nickolas!” Blake cried out, drops of tears were coming out of her eyes as she endures Filo’s sudden bite to her shoulder.

[con]
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>>3507703

Blake only ended up preforming a judo throw against Filo, slamming her hard against the wooded floor. Her eyes were slit like an enraged dragon but this was more a controlled fury rather than the wrathful violence you saw of Blake back at the Dragon Mountain. She were fighting her natural enemy and yet she was still trying to save her.

“Are you really going to end it like this?!! Are you going to give yourself up to someone else’s wraith! I never took you for being THAT weak Nickolas! Don’t you want to prove those people wrong? To not give the right idea of isolating you and refusing to believe in you. You are not the cold hearted and distrusting jackass you make yourself out to be. So snap out of it!”

This was the desperate cries from the mad spear hero as you we standing on your last two legs. Raphatalia watched you trying to reach out to him while she was being protected from the curse flames by Melody. Seeing Nickolas like this made her slap Nickolas in the face, striking him hard as the redness in his eyes started to disappear.

“Wake up Master Nickolas! The battle is over. So don’t let yourself be consumed any further!” As she says this, Nickolas starts to recall her words. She was his sword and she would fight to protect him while following him wherever he goes. Even through fire and brimstone, she would never abandon him and will always support him.

He was slowly returning back to normal as his consciousness was returning. Although he didn’t say anything, the distraught look on his face made it apparent that he was aware of what he was doing. Being lectured by his rival, having the golly to be talked down by a child, and causing the person he cherished most to suffer. He was positively pathetic.

Suddenly coming from the ground, another soul eater emerges from the shadow of the first. It was preparing to attack you directly until Riku knocks it back with one of his sword strike.

"Now Nickolas!"

“Shield Prison!”

[con]
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>another one hidden in the shadow


Man this is bullshit.
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>>3507712

The Soul Eater was suddenly constricted by a series of shields link together by the chains. In just a brief second, the second Soul Eater was now trapped inside of a sphere made out the chained shields. It contracted against the beast while Riku picked you up and ran you to the others. The soul eater’s red eye manages to glare intensely at Nickolas as it tries to break out.

“Change Shield Attack!” Nickolas call forth a series of spikes from within the shield prison. The beast howls, being contained further as Nickolas begins to chant. His voice was being distorted once again. Yet the look in his eyes shows you that he was still in control.

At the same time, you were being treated by Melody as she begins to heal you of your injuries and use the Holy Water to purify the damages done to you by the Self-Curse. You were lucky that the spear protected you as best as it could. Otherwise, you would’ve ended up far worse than what Raphtalia had to deal with. Aden stood on the defense while Vivian also helped to speed up your recovery.

“「Iron Maiden 」”


From within the power of the Curse Shield, it manages to split the sky as a vortex begins to open. A giant metallic Iron Maiden device descends downwards, slowly opening up its hatched. The gravitational pull from the device drew in the Shield Prison as the Second Soul Eater was about to meet a worse fate than the first who was at death’s door. The device closes on the Soul Eater, making a rather painful and gruesome sound. It was exactly how you expected an Iron Maiden to activate as the boss was skewered.

The Iron maiden opens up, letting the remains of the beast fall directly on to the ground. You all had to take a moment to realize what had just happened. Not only were there two Soul Eaters but Nickolas managed to defeat one all by himself. The first one took the combination of you and him with the latter using his curse series to burn through the beast long enough for you to continuously damage it. Honestly you were still upset with the entire thing, but at least it was over now.

[con]
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>>3507742
It is. Only for a character intro.
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>>3507757

Nickolas quickly fell to the ground, his wraith shield reverting back to the default Shield. He was out of energy and could barely move his body. He looked more like he was in worse condition than you. But you probably assumed that was due to abusing the Curse Series. You didn’t fully use the Spear of Lust and it already had an effect on your mind, body and spirit. So you went and pick yourself up, putting the remains into the spear while giving Riku and Nickolas their share of the cut.

“Huh…what was Filo doing?” You hear from the back Filo suddenly coming out of it while being gripped by Blake. It took her a moment to realize that she had took a chunk out of Blake’s flesh as she swallows it.

“Stupid Filo! You don’t get to act like Blake’s flesh is your dinner! Now Spit out that Dragon Emperor Core!” Blake demanded, she was very upset about the entire thing.

Filo only sticks out her tongue, making the Black Dragon put her into a lock in the former’s human form. You probably should break up this childish scuffle between the two. Later though, right now you were looking to see if there were any more Soul Eaters around. Unfortunately, you would end up finding yet another one as it comes directly from the back of the ship. Seem like that Iron Maiden stunt managed to attract one from parts unknown directly on to the field.

“Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me. But fool me three times, go fuck yourself!” You yelled at the third Soul Eater who was currently preparing to sink it’s fangs into you. However, Riku ended up attacking it directly by intercepting the attack. He found himself being pushed back as Lucien on the other hand was suddenly arriving on to the boat. You figured he came for back up as you was certainly going to need it.

[con]
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>>3507768

“You’re right! It would be rather presumptuous to end this battle through over usage of the Soul Eater.” A Mysterious voice echos throughout the ships. Your eyes darted to look for where it came from. You eyes eventually lead you back onto the mast as you see what looks to be a young maiden. Cladded in a dark colored kimono with raven tinted hair and pale white skin. You almost consider her to be a ghost given her piercing red eyes gave you quite the shivering sensation.

She quickly jumps down from the lookout point on the mast. Gracefully landing on to the ground like a beautiful assassin, she pulls out her fan before pointing at you.

“Sorry for ruining your celebratory victory. But those Soul Eaters were just the opening act. The Skeleton Pirate Captain and the Kraken were the prologue. But the main event, nay the true climax of this theater play called the Third Wave has arrived. So give out your name, Spear and Shield Hero.”


>Attack her imminently
>Ask several questions
>Go on the defensive
>Something else
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[At long last, Glass has revealed herself to our heroes. >>3507742 >>3507758 The original story has Glass summoning multiple Soul Eaters just to show off her strength and point out how weak the others are. I feel like that was overkill so I have something else planned in the wake. That said, apologies all the same.]
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>>3507798
Nah that's fine. I still call is bullshit though..
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>>3507781
>Well, time to fuck this bitch. Activate Lust Spear and go ham, though we will likely be defeated.
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>>3507757
Oh that is such bullshit. He's lower level than us, we actually trained in our spear properly, we didn't skimp out on adding stuff to our spear for bonus stats, and we learned magic.
I can feel his mary sue edginess through the screen. ( I personally would have just gone for eliminating shadows altogether to prevent a new one from showing up)
>>3507768
That bitch! How dare she eat Blake. From now on we refer to her as 11 herbs and spices or various other fried chicken related jokes. Then when Nick complains we call him out on hypocrisy since he never made Firo apologize.

>>3507781

>My name is Flaithrí Ó Ruairc ,that guy over there is Jolly old Saint Nick, and I already have more than enough women in my life so I'd appreciate not having any extra woman troubles.
>Interesting that a wave boss has a mind of its own Miss. Mind telling us why those god forsaken things exist? The local government can barely be bothered to explain that we even have weapons.
>>3507798
Seems a bit unfair to call everyone else weak when we only just exited a tutorial mode where noone actually got a tutorial and we don't use an OP bullshit weapon that breaks our freakin mind.

>>3507862
I'm personally going with the surprise her once she thinks she has our measure route.
Something in the scholar's predictions is wrong since we killed 5 bosses so far out of three and she reeks of mandatory cutscene.
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>>3507930
I'll take it, sound alike a good idea.
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>>3507781

Supporting: >>3507930

>That bitch! How dare she eat Blake. From now on we refer to her as 11 herbs and spices or various other fried chicken related jokes. Then when Nick complains we call him out on hypocrisy since he never made Firo apologize.

Should we call her KFC Bucket? I would be up to call her Birdo too or even Giant nugget
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Not to mention we are kinda low on SP so we might need to take a breather and try to recover some of it.
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I guess that witht his lady here my idea of all these monster basicaly being Scylla isn't that far fetched
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>>3507930

If it makes you feel better, in base you're still stronger even if the shield gives stronger buffs thanks to it's weapon power-up method. But yeah Dragon Emperor shards are bullshit.
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>>3507975
Can we point out after introducing ourselfs that she didn't did so first? Usually the polite thing to do is to introduce yourself first. But we will let it slide since she is a girl and she is probably from a different culture.
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>>3507930
>>3507945
>>3507936
>>3507988

“My name is Flaithrí Ó Ruairc, that guy over there is Jolly Old Saint Nick, and I already have more than enough women in my life so I'd appreciate not having any extra woman troubles.” You ended up teasing Nickolas who was struggling to get up with Raphtalia’s help.

“Don’t listen to the leprechaun. Nickolas Irving is the full name.” He mutters, throwing your chops back. If he had time to be a smartass, then he was fine.


“Interesting that a wave boss has a mind of its own Miss. Mind telling us why those god forsaken things exist? The local government can barely be bothered to explain that we even have weapons. Before that though, you should give out your name. Normally when you ask for someone’s name, you give yours out first. Or is that not how your culture does things?” A sly remark from the Mad Spear Hero. You ended up making the mysterious woman chuckle a bit as she places her fan near her mouth.


“How peculiar. To think I would meet a person who would be willing to be polite to their adversary. Very well, I shall tell you my name. It’s Glass. Now I will answer your question for your good manners.” Her attention turns upwards as she looks at the rift in the sky. A serious glare formed before she looks down at you.

“The waves are a battle for survival. I do not know what caused the waves to come into existence. However, I do know that if the four Legendary Heroes are eliminated then this world…...will fail into oblivion. Thus, it is a battle of survival for your sake versus my sake. It is as simple as that. “Glass explained, taking notice of the fact you were circling around her.

“I pity that the world you have been chosen to protect would be so ignorant to fill you in. It’s almost like they send ignorant children to fight their war. Not only that, they’d somehow managed to make you far weaker than what any of you fighters should normally be. How irresponsible…wouldn’t you agree Flaithrí Ó Ruairc.” Suddenly she turns imminently to face you, despite the fact you were previously behind Glass.

The aura she gave off put every single strand of your hair straight. The sheer terror that befell upon you made you all the tenser. This pressure was similar to the sensation that you got off from Kyo and the zombie dragon when you approached its corpse. Just who are these mysterious people? You honestly wanted to ask her, but deep down you feel like she wasn’t the talkative type unlike Kyo.

“If you’re not going to come at me. Then…I shall come to you.” With that pause in her sentence, Glass had already close the distance between the two of you. Before you are able to react, you found youself stricken with several strikes from her fan. Each one felt like getting hit with a point black gunshot from a shotgun. It was safe to say she sent you flying into the wall. It wasn't enough to knock you out, but the curse didn't do you any favors.

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>>3507975
Clearly those journals are even more important than we thought since they probably contain actually useful information due to the church (hopefully) not actually knowing how to read english, french, spanish, or any other misc language that previous heroes wrote in.

I bet half of them is complaints about the same sort of crap we keep going through.
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>>3508080

Your body was weaken and the pain only worsen as you slide downwards to the ground. Glass continues to stand far away while she looks down upon you. Almost like she was pitying you as the gap in strength was huge between the both of you.

“I know what you’re trying to do. You want to recover your SP while gathering information. I will be very disappointed in you. Especially if you continue to think that just because this boss can talk. Then it should be possible for you to easily outsmart her. You’ll deeply shame the loyal servants that follow you.” She continues to talked down to you, resulting in Melody moving towards your direction while Blake charges her from behind.

Her right hand was glowing with the power of a dragon as she performs her skill 「Dragon Fist 」at Glass’s blind spot. A massive eruption of mana explodes from Blake’s dragon scaled fist. Not only did it create for a powerful shockwave, it also had the faint image of a massive dragon in front of her. You would almost think that it was Gaelion backing Blake up. Unfortunately, Glass had anticipated that by blocking her blindspot with her fan. Blake could only look in intense anger as she grits her dragon teeth.


“A splendid strike, had that connected you would’ve done some serious damage to both me and the ship. Unfortunately, your intent to kill makes you very easy to read…Dragon Girl. “A swift chop to the neck and Blake was already down to her knees. Blake couldn’t understand how Glass managed to get behind her mid-conversation and strike her down without alerting her senses. The impact from the blow creates a large crater underneath Blake’s footing.

From the look at Glass’s crimson eyes, she was intending for that to knock Blake out. However, her instincts told the dragon to reinforce her body further. Glass soon moves her hand to create a powerful gust of wind directly towards where Melody was heading. Melody could only focus on protecting what she was holding in her hand. From what you can tell, it appears to be a recovery item in her hand.

Luckily Aden was on the defensive as she would use her Chimera shield to block the massive whirlwind that came from Glass. She stood her ground, allowing Melody to make it towards your direction. As she stood against the wind attack, several flashes of lights appear as Aden found herself stricken in the gut. Each one hitting a vital area but it was not strong enough to completely break through her defenses. Aden manages to only cough up blood but still keep herself from falling from the assault.

“I must have miscalculated how many strikes I needed to throw to take you down in between that splendid defense you demonstrated. I thought I could get away with just eight instead of at least sixteen. I’ll be sure not to make that mistake aga-“She would cut herself off as her focus her attention towards Vivian who was casting a spell.

“「Ars Tzuvait Elemental Shot 」”

[con]
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>>3508095

In a blink of an eye, you would see a raging torrent of earth, fire, wind and water coming out from Vivian’s staff. It made you think back to the Chimera that managed to do the same thing with its breath attack. However, this was much faster as it was practically near-instantaneous. There was a deep sense of pride seeing the little witch growing so much since the day you met. That pride however turned to dread as Glass knocks the attack right back at Vivian with double the force. This resulted in a massive explosion as it was unclear if Vivian was still okay or not.

“To use the four elements simultaneously and with such strength and speed. Now that is equally impressive. Too bad that it was still much too slow to properly catch me off guard. “Glass brushed the dust off from her while looking at her handy work.

You can easily gather your team was throwing themselves at her to help Melody have enough time to fully restore your body. In addition, you were starting to get a read on Glass’s skills. She has yet to use any official magic or innate ability. However, with the brute strength she demonstrated so far, it was safe to say that monster was a great understatement.

Nickolas on the other hand was also drinking from the same recovery bottle that Melody handed to him during your conversation. As for Riku, he was holding on his own as his team fights against the third Soul Eater with Lucien backing him up. His dodging skills and Lucien’s support meant that they were going to finish the previous boss in time. But for how long it would it take until they could assist you properly?

“Now then, based from what I seen from your fight with the soul eater and battling you directly. I think it’ll be best…if I remove all these servants from the battlefield. “As Glass says this, she got into stance with the orb on her fan starting to glow. It seems like she was preparing to actually use some sort magic or innate ability or quite possibly…a skill.

Filo moves quickly towards Glass, striking at high speeds thanks to 「High Quick」. Your eyes could somewhat follow the eight strikes that Filo made against Glass as she was charging up. A smile formed on her face, deflecting each of those strikes with little effort. Raphtalia on the other hand was using this chance to hit her from behind. Only to be met with Glass turning her head midway, blocking the sword strike with her fan as the weapon breaks under Glass’s pressure.

“Wonderful teamwork from the both of you. Unfortunately, it is only barely worth mentioning. “With just a smack from her fan, she blows away both Raphtalia and Filo across the battlefield. Nickolas was naturally upset at this. You were doing the same for your comrades. Just who exactly was this woman?!?!

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>>3508124

“「Zero Stance Rondo: Reverse of the Four Seasons」”” Glass moves her fan, creating a series of high powerful blades of golden light. The blades were moving at speeds too fast to read properly let alone defend against in time.

There was nothing around her presence that wasn’t getting pelted by this hurricane of blades. The soul eater that Riku and Lucien were about to kill had found itself completely obliterated from the blades. The rest of your party however fortunate they are only found themselves being knocked off the boat. Even the anchor was hit with the attack, freeing the boat and setting the four heroes and Glass up into the skies again.

In retrospect it was hard to gauge what was scarier. The fact she wiped out and cleared the Four Cardinal Hero’s party from the battlefield. Or the fact that despite fighting both Filo and Raphtalia she still found time to meet the requirements for her skill. At least Melody made sure both you and Nick were fully healed before getting taken out of the fight.

“I believe that serves as a good prologue to this act. The one with the sword and the one with the bow have also proven themselves to be worthy. Had I not interfere, I can estimate just like Flaithrí and Nickolas, you would’ve eventually defeated the boss. So to repeat, my name is Glass and might who you two be? I know that attack wasn’t enough to knock you out.”

“Riku Kuromiya.” Riku glared, getting into position after pulling himself up from the ground.

“Tsc…I was hoping you would’ve thought I was still unconscious. Lucien Ainsworth is my name.” Lucien let out a sigh, getting up after previously trying hard to pretend he was unconscious.

“Nick, Flurry, Riku and Luke. The four of you despite your raising have managed to do well to last with such a handicap. Well done. Of course you know that this is not a game. And I’m not as kind to give you a handicap. So if you have anyone to blame, then blame the people who brought you into this world as mere servant heroes. Let us continue....this dance of death.“ Glass quickly closes her fan while keeping her terrifying presence and tactical advantage point.

>How do you proceed?
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>>3508143

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9Od7R6eAtY
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>>3508143
>Nick Im a hypocrite I really am as I gave you flack for using sin. I'm about to do the same and become glory hound. Everyone needs to try to work around me now with me. [Activate lust]
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>>3508143
Why are all the weapon spirits retarded? They could have given us the buffs without adding goddamn curses to them and written stuff in the help text.
What's the point of adding a giant useful weapon if the point of it is to punish you for using it?


>Jackpot + Rising dragon spear and then spear roulette to surprise her with an attack from lust spear or something else useful if we're lucky enough during the three switches. We clearly can't keep up sustained dps to slowly take her down since she'd adapt or use a fuck you party wipe move,enough burst damage is probably the only trick to make her retreat or die, and the Roulette will forcibly remove lust spear so long as it isn't our final spear so that we aren't kicked in the balls again.
Accounter spear will give us a bunch of info that might be recorded by our video so that we can upgrade techniques after the battle in addition to being able to smack her with her own abilities. If we can't learn what we need from this world we take it from her basically.

She always blocks on her blind spot which means we have the timing for a counter spear skill as well if we wanna risk it (and we probably will while bloodlust is active)
We've been grinding enough for it to become boring for a week straight. I think we have a handle on adapting to whatever spear comes out via roulette.

>>3508192
Nah. Nick used the damn thing before he even attempted to tank when he didn't need the curse series to unlock any of the other skills he used, didn't give any warning to anyone outside of his party so that he became a danger to them TWICE (That flashbang was a dick move), caused his party member (Firo) to EAT part of our daughteru, and didn't warn us to let go of the fish before he set us on FIRE despite us constantly having his back. He's a fucktard and I absolutely refuse to go along with his control freak paranoia bullshit when we get to the point in the story where he's in charge and abusing the mindfucked state of the other heroes to coerce them into basically being his slaves in everything but name while doing the same things he complained about them doing in the first place.
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>>3508143
>Flurry? Flurry? You are doing that on fucking purpose! You know what, I'm going to fucking fuck you 7 ways to hell for all this!
Indulge the Spear of Lust. Unlike Nick's wraith the spear was developed just through our personality, so I say we should both let it take us, and us take it.
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>>3508213
And if we have time
>Sigurd, take the slave seal off Rifa. I'm sure everyone has started to notice that things are going bad. Phone/tex)
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>>3508233
I like to add to this.
Play this song if it doesn't take up too much SP
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIjZFAfGv-8&list=RDHIjZFAfGv-8&start_radio=1
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>>3508143

I honestly don't know. I was thinking in putting her in a trap since she hasn't dodge any of the attacks. By using Javelin and Spear link combo to mark a place near her then once she blocks it, Nick would support everyone witht he shield aura and advance against her keeping her in her current location so we can use both of the heroes attacking her to make a opening. Of course after seeing our attack fail with the javelin we would change to Wolf spear to use the haste and pack tactics with everyine
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>>3508542
Hmm... I guess its a good starting tactic if it failed lust it.
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>>3508542
That's sort of what my idea was with the surprise liust spear. She always blocks the random "surprise" attack from her blind spot and especially after a person does some misc attacks to create an opening from behind.
She'd made the mistake of repeating that attack pattern again which means we have the timing down for a counter spear skill or overpowering it with sheer unexpected attack power if lust sper is switching in during the attack. The problem is what to do afterwards if she doesn't get gutted like a fish and flee.
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>>3508586
We could responde with a counter spear i'm fairly certain if we strike expecting her to block and use the counter spear to responde against her follow up attack. Or maybe that is the skill she is using and why she managed to rebound Vivian elemental attack.
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>>3508590
I caught it being used at least once before I went to sleep, since it uses up all your MP I didn't think to consider it happening multiple times so she could have a slightly different skill or her videogame system is different which enables her to do so.
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Have you guys come to an agreement or should I be roulette the plan and letting fate choose?

Go Team Spear of Lust
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>>3508762
There seems to be enough of a majority about messaging Sigurd to take the slave seal off of Rifa since everything looks like it got one vote each.
I can definitely support >>3508542
instead of my original plan since my posts are usually first drafts for anyone else to expand upon better. I don't trust Nick to follow through since even Leeroy Jenkins had better teamwork than he's displayed so far, but we have damn good party members we can trust to pick up our slack.
I'm also cool with the counterattack thing since she's made the mistake of having a noticeable attack pattern to exploit.
I don't think most of these plans presented by everyone really a are counter to each other too. It's mostly a problem of agreeing on the timing.
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>>3508762
Yea the basic ideas set its just the timing so... Hornestly I trust you to decide that.
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I'd agree with the sneak attack, but mainly I want to fuck her with the Lust Spear. In this case, let's counter into the Lust Spear.
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On an completely unrelated note who else saw the book hero quest on QQ? It's crap like the guy at lvl 1 killed the spirit turtles familiar... I doun't care that QM says you built a good bomb and a train doubled damage against smu characters that shit shouldn't fly. The fucker had unlocked bomb book shouldn't have done nothing as T1 book and the guy had no crafting skills like alchemy to further boost it... Now the guy got his companion to lvl 40 in one grindingg session. Then again considering whos the QM I shouldn't have been surprised its wank.
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>>3508888

There's a book hero's quest? QQ? You'll have to forgive my ignorance.
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>>3508192
>>3508213
>>3508218
>>3508233
>>3508542
>>3508586
>>3508590
>>3508797
>>3508807

This is going to be a big word salad but here we go.
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>>3508897
Questionable Questing. It's in in under mature questing section for registered users.
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>>3508913

Sorry if this ends up taking awhile. I'm going to read this quest so I can continue to know what not to do.
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>>3508924
You actualy registerd? Also Nah it will be quick it dosen't have much if you want quality check this out.
https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/shield-hero-but-hopefully-heroic.54791/
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>>3508949
Recommendation was a mistake... Sigh hopefully QM returns.
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>>3510224

Sorry about that, took way longer than I should've for this. But I got the idea in mind and writing it down as we speak.
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>>3510256
So how were they?
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>>3510224
Don't say that. I kinda liked the quest.
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>>3510276
The book (I would be disappointed if you did) or hopefuly heroic?
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>>3510294
The latter.
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>>3508900

To say that things have certainly turned to the worst would be an understatement. Not only were you facing someone who was not only stronger than you but far more experienced. In addition, your party has been separated, and the only assistance you have left were Riku, Lucien and Nickolas. The closest one to you think you could get to work together is Riku. At the same time, he wasn’t exactly someone who really knew the values of teamwork. Riku still had a long way to go in order to make up for his inexperience.

Lucien on the other hand might not be as bad to team up with. The keyword being not as bad. You still feel like if it suits him, he would use you as a decoy to gauge Glass’s strength. Or to set up an advantage point for himself. If nothing else, he was a competent strategist. Ruthless and immoral might also be good words to describe him.

Lastly there’s the worst of the bunch, Nickolas Irving. Already he was the most distrusting person of the entire group. If he had a choice of fighting Glass by himself or working as a team with the four cardinal heroes. Chances are he would choose the former in a heartbeat. That’s how little he cared about the other heroes or anyone outside of his circle really.

He was a man that held a lot of grudge and resentment for the things that keep falling upon him. Including as he puts it “cleaning up the messes of the other heroes.” Just how conceited could he get? It wasn’t like you wanted those things to happen! You also didn’t ask for every other force trying to get in your way of making amends and working with the shield hero.

It couldn’t be helped. Whether or not the Four Heroes work together to defeat Glass was irrelevant. You were going to do the very best that you can. If nothing else, you were going to face your imminent demise like a real hero. That said, it didn’t mean you have to take it without a fight! As you think this, you decide to send one last message to Sigurd for him to carry.

“Sigurd, take the slave seal off Rifana. I'm sure everyone has started to notice that things are going bad. If I don’t make out of this…...tell everyone I’m sorry.” You managed to phone text these words to Sigurd while keeping your guard.

“Messaged received.” Sigurd replied back, already bracing himself for the worst case scenario.

You get the feeling that Glass was giving you the chance to say your final goodbyes. Just how much confidence did she have in her skills! Or perhaps this was just her way of respecting you. You could’ve ran away and left the other three heroes to their fate. Yet here you are, standing in front of her with spear in hand. If that wasn’t worthy of praise, then you don’t know what did.

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Any reccomendations on books about celtic mythology? I wanna read more on Scathatch if I can but even getting more familiar with celtic myths would make RP related descisions less awkward since I know way more about mythologies other than Celtic ones.

Did we (in character) ever see what the world map looks like? I feel as if we should make sure that this world isn't also an alternate Earth like 4/5 planets we know about since if it was, it would open up us being able to find secret places of myth that weren't found by archeologists. Eg Scathatch's castle might have had the right directions, but the wrong planet.
If we survive this and don't get shoved back into another reset, the emergency hero meeting is going to be thorough. The Pope already sounds like he would declare us fake heroes and try to kill us so that Melomarc can start all over again.

When we resisted his mind control the fake spear showed up and once all of the heroes resisted him he started making barely concealed statements about true heroes.

We've got good enough reason for everyone to share info before returning so that we can lay out on livestream crystal ball services across the planet exactly what the Pope is doing if he starts doing an evil monologue.
Nick probably should have known better than to give his full name instead of noticing that we specifically didn't give his one. A bunch of cultures think knowing a name is a key to curses or magical domination over a person. Eg, Ra got his magical powers stolen by Isis after she figured out his name.
By volunteering his real one he ruined our control group to see if they knew name related magic. Luckily it doesn't seem to be the case or else Glass would have immediately fucked us up even easier than she is right now.

I looked up the hero's journey and it seems to be getting discredited over the years for various reasons like it's vagueness so that anything could fit into the slot and it being so utterly generic that it makes everything boring. We'd be too young to have actually studied it other than understanding why all modern stories sound the same.

>>3508819
I feel like there's a litany of chinese phrases we should know to piss her off thanks to chinese gil/goldsellers to use as one-liners once she's been penetrated but it's not appropriate at the current time.
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>>3510324

“Alright. Rising Dragon Spear and…...Jackpot Spear.” You use spear fusion yet again in order to combine the two spears in hand. In your hand was a dragon head spear, looking more like one of those Chinese polearm weapons. Around the bottom of the dragon head was a single box. There were three slot prints located on the box. The bottom part of the spear took the form of a jagged knife.

With spear in hand, you got into position. You didn’t even have to say it. Your spear was recording this entire battle. That is if your body and mind haven’t already burned it to memory. If this world wasn’t going to teach you how to be the hero that you’re supposed to be. Then you were going to take the information from Glass. Accouter Spear was going to make sure of that.

“Why are you waiting to attack? Do you need your leader Nickolas to decide for you? No different than a trained dog.” Glass taunted the party of the four heroes. This naturally got your blood boiling since you couldn’t consider yourself being lesser than Nickolas. The same person who supposedly couldn’t be bothered to share tactics with you during the soul eater fight. How dare she consider you to be his servant. No, a mere trained dog! That was just unacceptable!

“Let’s go! Rising Dragon’s Thrust!” You jump forward to Glass, generating a torrent of blue flames around your weapon. The flames started to twist and turn, shaping itself into that of a blue Chinese dragon. The Spear’s Skill Dragon’s Blaze was kicking itself into effect.

“King of Beast come forth! Savage Lion’s Slash!” Riku changes his sword to that of a savage fang style long sword. There was the lion’s eye at the center of the hilt. It glows rather intensely as it stares at Glass. The blade lit itself with a deep dark yellow shine. Signifying its attack, Riku took himself to lung himself forward with sword in hand.

“As I call upon the Shepard’s Winds. Galloping Goat Shot!” Lucien took aim as his bow had changed to that of two massive goat horns serving as the base for the wild bow. A glowing green light emerges from the weapon. His left eye opens, timing the shot directly to the rhythm of both you and Riku.

Glass found herself being surrounded by three sides. From the left, from the right, and from behind. This was a rather good pincer attack. One can only hope that if Glass were to jump upwards, Nickolas would use Air Strike Shield to pin her down. Or if she were to counter attack then he would defend you. As if such tactics would be on his mind. Even so, some part of you hoped that Nickolas would come to reason.

[con]
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>>3510391

Glass on the other hand continues to smile despite her predicament. Surrounded from multiple ends, she was facing against the Chimera’s assault. Yet she didn’t bug an inch. Almost as she was welcoming the attack right in front of her as the three of you clash against her. The clash of your attacks ends up creating a rather massive explosion. And yet, for some reason you feel like it didn’t connect at all. Your suspicions were right as Glass was currently standing in the same spot.

It was faint, but in the brief moment before the attacks connect. Glass seemingly moved her fan to release a powerful wave of pressurized winds. Each one meeting each of your party’s attacks head on. The intent wasn’t to overpower you or deflect your attacks right back you. It was a different kind of move. A move meant to lessen the impact and shield her from harm. What was really insulting was how gracefully and swift she did it. Almost like she was merely swatting flies with her fan.

Hold on, has she always been standing like this? It begins to dawn upon you that every action and move she made. She never once left where she first landed upon. All this time she was countering, reflecting and attacking without leaving that spot. Almost like she didn’t acknowledge any of you to be worthy of actually engaging. Yet those eyes of hers. Those cold, crimson eyes continue to look at Nickolas. She didn’t need to say anything to get her message across. Stop putting him above the rest of you!

“Would you like to try again? Or should I send you away so I can fight your master next?” There it was again! Why does she care about Nickolas over any of you! You were the one who defeated Nickolas. So why wasn’t she acknowledging your skills. You were going to show her. You’re going to make her regret looking down on you and only giving Nickolas attention.

“Spear Roulette!”

“Air Strike Javelin!” You quickly manifest a large spear from your hand. You gripped it rather tightly as you take aim. Soon you went to throw it with all the strength you have. Glass once again chose to dodge, remaining in her spot as her body turns in the necessary direction to avoid the attack. You had figure that’s what she would do so you secretly marked the spear with Spear Link. By doing this you settled up a point to teleport to where your spear was going with Portal Spear. Luckily the first spear you got was Lightning Spear. So even if she dodge, the current of electricity would surely get her.

“I got you now!” You screamed.

“Are you sure about that?” Glass surprises you yet again by ducking down from your sudden thrust. You were sure you had the element of surprise and your timing was perfect.


[con]
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>>3510445
I like the fact you gave us an inferiority complex. Gives us more character.
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>>3510454
i think that is the other curse the spear has. Since the spear is know to represent the sin of Envy and Lust.

So because she is giving attention to Nick we are being jealous.Wonder what a spear fusion of Lust+ Envy would be like.
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>>3510458
Vainglory?
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>>3510465
Was thinking like narcissism. But yours is better.
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Wait a second...we are attacking her all this time but what happens if we destroy the boat? I'm fairly certain there is a myth about fairys that become the spirit of boats or something like that.
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>>3510445

So why…...why was she still able to dodge! As you think this constantly, you spear tries to shoot a current of electricity. A move that was ultimately futile. Glass responds to your attack with one of her own. A simple flick of her fan and she calls forth a terrifying gust of wind. The gust of wind engulfs you as it knocks you upwards as you start to spin rapidly. Blades of wind strike at you from multiple points, forcing you to scream in agony and in frustration.

Ever the opportunist, Luicen took the next shot by using you as a distraction. He just got finished charging up a rather powerful arrow. “Saint’s Arrow Shot” He mutters, releasing a massively powerful cross shape arrow against Glass. It generates a powerful torrent of energy as it travels to Glass. However, Glass would drop her fan for just a second to embrace the attack.

“Naughty boy. You should wait your turn.” Glass manages to catch the arrow shot by Luicen with just her fingers. She looks at it for a brief second before throwing it at Lucien. Lucien went to counter the shot with his bow, but the arrow moved at speeds far greater than he could properly match currently. So Lucien was met with a grim reminder of the gap as his arrow explodes in his face.

“One down-“Before Glass could finish, Riku appears right against the ship’s mass. He wasn’t going to take being called a servant lying down. He jumps forward to try and take advantage as his sword glows with a deep shade of crimson. “Crimson Sword” He shouts, clashing against Glass as she instructively blocks her blindspot yet again.

“Haven’t you learn that any move you make will have the same result.” Glass lectures Riku as she counters his strike against her blindspot.

“Actually, I was hoping you would do that!” Riku smiled. He saw that you had broken out of the twister with your second spear from Spear Roulette – Wolf Spear! Pact Tactics was boosting both you and Riku’s attributes. So you were going to take advantage of her opening after blocking the attack.

“Spear Shot!” The thrust of your spear expands greatly as it twists against the air. With haste you almost look like you were moving faster than the eye can see. Surely at this range she would be unable to best you now. That is until you see Glass throwing her fan against you. Using it to slow down the strike if ever so slightly. She follows up on this by grabbing your spear by the pole, adjusting her body to redirect the attack against…Riku?!?!

[con]
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>>3510324
Our messes? If the bio seed counts as our mess, then him being stupid enough to get fucked over by Mynne on the first day makes all of his bullcrap we've been dealing with since then HIS mess including the damage done to Raphalia by his wrath shield.
I bet the fake spear hero doesn't even really look like us so that we end up even further insulted by Nick actually getting fooled by it.
It's amazing just how irritating as shit this guy is. I can usually see the other perspective on my own but I can't even question some of the dumber future decisions of the other heroes in the actual story after experiencing how irritating a prick he is firsthand.

>>3510458
I guess envy might count ,but it's more about Nick getting glorified for being awful at his job. If he's our leader, then I have even more severe criticisms about everything he's doing than I already do. I'm fairly certain that this is actually just Glass taunting everyone into being hotheaded and not noticing what she's doing or she's so autistic she can't notice he's not a good leader.

>>3510454
Who wouldn't if an idiot like that was getting praise for being a shit?
Lucien is at least trying to weed out the corruption stopping us from doing our jobs. Riku was trying to set an example and has introspection after he made his own mistakes. We are trying to sort out the web of deceit and actively helping him.
Nick on the other hand? He has learned absolutely nothing and has been in a constant downward spiral actively injuring everyone else while currently getting praised for it. And lucking into that dragon emperor shard.
Really Raph should be praised for most of his actual accomplishments since it's starting to sound like Raph was an experimental super soldier and would have done well under any half competent Hero for the exp boost. Maybe some credit to the queen for sneaking her over to a random hero that wouldn't be watched?
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>>3510485

“Shi-“You exclaimed, watching the attack penetrate Riku as if he was the target. This woman continued to mock you. Even with haste boosting you…you were still far too slow for her to strike her down.

Instead Riku would be the one to take the full blow as he staggers. Glass then catches the descending fan right into her hand. In a blink of an eye, she slaps Riku with her fan, knocking him down to the bottom of the ship. The force was enough to make the entire ship crumble. It was holding itself on to dear life, but it didn’t change the fact that you could compare the force to that of a high powered bomb going off.

“I stand corrected, that’s two down.” Glass smiled, letting go of your spear and letting you jump back. Your eyes look to Nickolas who for some reason look like he was disinterested.

How dare he not take part in this! It was almost as if he was watching this with satisfaction. Knowing that the other heroes were being sacrificed in front of him. He didn’t even lift a singer to help, almost like you just weren’t worth the effort. You weren’t sure if your eyes were playing tricks on you. Yet it looks like Raphtalia and Filo were right behind him. How exactly did they manage to get back on the ship? Did Raphtalia use some sort of skill to hide the two of them with?!?! This only furthers your aggravation as you turn back to Glass.

“Chaos Spear!” You lunged at her with Haste, throwing countless spear thrust against her. Once again you aimed to take advantage of her blindspot to force her to block. And much to your expectation Glass ends up blocking through all of them with her fan.

“Like I told your dragon, power is meaningless if your enemy can read the flow. To either counter or dodge, you should never give the enemy these options.” Glass ends ups stopping your tempo and knocking your spear away. She prepares for her next attack as you were open.

“Counter Spea- “You attempt to shout these words, but you found yourself enduring a barrage of blows against your chest from the fan. Luckily counter spear went off despite the interruption. From around your chest, you would see the skill quickly reflecting the attack right back at Glass. There was no way for her to redirect or block it now.

Instead Glass ends up blowing your expectations yet again. She just hits the reflected blasts with her fan. Matching each of them with her own strikes despite the sheer number. She soon overpowered it. She overpowered your doubled up attack. Either she was holding back with her blows when she first attacked you. Or this was just another example of the gap between the two of you. It matters not as your efforts were yet again wasted.

[con]
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>>3510529

“So you’re intended to gamble your life on a single move. Thinking that you would take advantage of my attack pattern and use it against me? Very interesting. If nothing else you’re succeeding in making this a rather interesting dance.” Glass replies, opening up her fan while looking down at you.

“Alas, we have come to the final curtains to this act. So I respectfully ask you to leave us be…Spear Servant Hero.” The final nail on the coffin. She started to walk towards Nickolas.

She finally left her spot after all that. Just to do battle with Nickolas. She was ignoring you. To Glass you were just a mere child pretending to be a hero. Why does she only have eyes for Nickolas? Why is such a beautiful Yamato Nadeshiko not paying any attention to you?!?! You grit your teeth in anger as you pull yourself up. You couldn’t stand for this. You weren’t going to be humiliated and be seen as a lesser man.

Especially to Nickolas of all people, you defeated him. You were the Alpha male, not Nickolas! And you were going to make Glass see you as such by taking her! At this point you didn’t care! You didn’t care about anything but that woman in front of you. You marked her. Glass was going to be your woman. The perfect incarnation of beauty and power. And you will prove to everyone that you were better than Nickolas the Lolicon!

「Spear of Lust Level 2 achieved! 」
「Spear of Envy…...acquiring 」

>How do you proceed

[Also give me some dialogue as you're going to be talking down/ranting against Nicolas while having a boner for Glass.]
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>>3510502

You are right in the fact that she is fucking with you. She seen how you guys lacked any teamwork with one another as Heroes. But she also wants to see that Shield of Wraith of Nick's since it did the most effort.

Also the spear may or may not be messing with your perception the more you succumb to the curse power.
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>>3510531
> "now now, don't leave before the dance is over. I still got a couple tricks up my sleeve. And would be a shame for you to leave. Come and dance with me." We say this with a calm tone of voice, we have an insane look on our face. With strange glint in our eyes.

My point of view we are very very pissed I think. And we're not thinking very rationally. So we take out the lust spear.
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>>3510531
>Raise your hand up
>Turn it to a fist
>Clock it back
>Punch self in the face out of frustration
>But also, clearer thinking
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>>3510540
Support
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That last line went a little to rapy for me...but god dam if i didn't loved it.
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To bad we don't have something like a healing spear to fix Riku while she is distracted with Shield boi.
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>>3510552

Considering how this entire series runs on, I'd say it's just the right amount. Apologizes it it offended you or made you uncomfortable.
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>>3510559
Nah i already fogur3d it would be something like that. Hey if i can watch porn i can handle a fictional character doing or saying something. Besides after readin the Hopefully Heroic i got a better idea of the source material.
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I guess the increased jackpot luck didn't get the right rolls to surprise her with the lust spear activating.
I was amazed at the levels of hypocrisy from the OG shield hero and Nick has quickly proven himself to be no exception to that same behavior. Standing back to have a laugh instead of helping to defeat Glass when the first words we heard out of his mouth was bitching that we were taking too long and needed to stop the waves before stronger monsters appear is peak hypocrisy at the expense of innocent people. Even Raph is gonna be pissed at him when we point this one out despite his litttle brainwashing power.


>>3510531
>She's still marked with a homing target, is she not? Chug down an MP/etc potion from inventory and throw a lust spear right through her and save the one liners for AFTER the attack for once. I forget what the skill is that pierces defense, but we'll probably need it to get past her stats while doing this anyway.
>As much as I love the view, you really shouldn't turn your back on an opponent you're gonna kill. You had your fun pushing me into using something stupid, so I'll have some fun with you while your body (corpse) hasn't had time to cool down.
>Shooting star spear it while it's still in her body like we did to that fish.
The good thing about the ass whooping we've been getting so far is that our HP (and current defense due to lust spear) is low enough for us to be knocked out by Rifa who's probably been running straight here this whole time.
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>>3510575
Are sure he was sitting back, having a laugh?
Or is it the effects of the Spear taking hold?
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>>3510579
Are you sure*
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>>3510579
Probably both.
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>>3510579

Aden has tanked Glass more than Nick has. If he's not laughing, he's still not participating in the fight at all. Even if it was using us as some sort of strategic guinea pigs, we mistakenly trusted him (even if it was just barely) to at least TRY and do something resembling teamwork even if was just the shield prison+ Iron maiden combo since we'd be able to do a short burst of lust spear to stab her when she falls out.
Nick is a useless teammate that would be kicked out of any real MMO group for bad teamwork, have to multibox/solo everything as they brag about their awesome gear/setup because noone willingly would deal with his shit,while the rest of the server actually considers them the official server douche.
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>>3510589
the funny thing is is that that is actually brought up and the web novel. But it isn't The Shield hero that gets it but the sword hero Ren they gets beat down on.
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>>3510594
In I meant in
>>3510559
Where under the effects of a lust curse so make us more rapey.
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>>3510598
autocorrect how I hate you.
It's suppose to be we're not where
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>>3510540

Since this is only voting for dialogue, I think I''ll go with >>3510575 for the attack since it fits more than >>3510542 unless someone else steps up.
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>>3510594
Not surprising. Naofumi tends to be guilty of everything that everyone else gets fucked over for in the story. It very rarely acknowledges his faults as actually being faults or takes them as seriously as when they're present in others even if everyone in his own village considers him to be fairly evil in a manner of fact sort of way.
I'm gonna be vetoing the torture when we get to the point where it shows up. It's just barbarity for the sake of barbarity. They have a multinational broadcasting system setup and they use it for torture when even generic japanese Idoru networks would be a better use for the citizen's entertainment via that network. Even ignoring the ethical problems with it there's the question of WHY would you drop a giant bag of exp to level one instead using it on yourself, other members of royalty to make them more durable against assassins, or even auctioning off the killing blow for funds? It's just japanese edginess for the sake of edgy revenge porn.
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>>3510606
Wait if she is walking toward nick..wouldn't our move hit him if she dodges?

Eh she will probably send it back towards us.
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>>3510606
That's fine.
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>>3510614
Nick purposely set us on fire. He doesn't get to complain and knowing his BS, he'd probably be able to deflect it into where Glass dodged when she turns her back on Nick instead.
Then we get an extra one liner about how she turned her back on an enemy twice.
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>>3510619
Oh i'm not complaining and if it actually happens i will just laugh.
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Since the LN and WN never go into the Spear's executioner's weapons, I think I'm going to go with these for Lust and Envy

Gaunching - Level 1 Lust


Crucifixion - Level 3 Lust

Bamboo Forest - Level 1 Envy

Sky Burial - Level 3 Envy (actually came from the WN so I wasn't completely right)

If anyone has any suggestions I'm all ears.
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>>3510650
Suggestions as in effects or new skills skills whole saile?
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>>3510658

both, even what would better fit for executioner references for the spear.
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>>3510650
For lust I think sense amplification with less and less fail safes to prevent sense overload as the wepon progreses. (Self and opponent targeting on strikes)
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>>3510670
lust
Alpha lust (aura): Inflicts supresive aura that feels like your beeing looked down upon by beast in heat.

Envy
Bamboo Forest: Like spear forest that explodes secoundd time in even more spears.

Jealousy raid: Copies and strengthens a skill from party member (only one for battle). The cost of use is ludicrous and its always twisted in some fundamental way.
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>>3510687
Or alternatively bamboo forest drains you of blood to expand further and further with victims.
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>>3510650
Envy still seems a bit weird since 99% of the time we have no reason to envy him or anyone else. A little poking by Glass shouldn't cause an entirely new sin to show up.
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>>3510819
>>3510650
It's a bit hard to tag down a single sin since we aren't doing anything excessive.
Maybe pride/overambition since we never stopped to ask Nick for help and swallowed our pride, but at the same time we still had a sliver of hope that he'd actually work WITH us.
Vainglory is the closest but we don't have enough of the vain in vainglory.
We wouldn't even be considering the curse spear without the threat of everyone we care about here dying.
I feel like it's the weapon spirits just being dicks/incompetent again to power us up and win the fight instead of TEACHING us how to power up without the curse series.What else could you call the weapon spirits but incompetent if some 8 year old yandere could turn into a ghost and dominate/bully the shield spirit into doing what she wants. I think the spear spirit has a whole bunch of barely repressed anger/envy at how the shield spirit always managed to pick some absurdly lucky bastard and it's the sins of the actual weapon spirit's getting brought out by the cursed series?
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>>3510841
Yea I agree likely the vices of the weapons themselves filtered through us.
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>>3510848
What would that make the bow? One would be pride, the other maybe indolence since it doesn't push it's user to do anything? It thinks it's great enough on its own?
If it's being filtered down to Riku then the sword's vices are probably Tristitia (sorrow/despair/despondency) and Avaritia (avarice/greed). Swords are usually associated with kings, so it might be a once greedy King that views the waves problems as it having lost it's Kingdom, and is despondent at what is currently the state of the inevitable due to all the sabotage of the heroes by the residents of this world as seen by it for thousands of years.
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I hope that if Nick manages to deflect/counter our attack once Glass dodges it. That the force is strong enough to push her toward us and penetrate us to making the two of us be pinned and pierced by our spear. Then we take advantage of that and use spear size to decrease our spear followed by explosion. Just for the joke of saying that we penetrate her with our spear and blowed our load inside her(Glass).
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>>3510650
Drăculea(lust): Summons a literal forest of spikes, those hit by this attack will slowly lose their will to fight.

Longinus(envy): Dispels all of an opponent's buffs and inflicts a damage over time curse as long as the spear of envy is equipped.

How about these?
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>>3510650
Well one skill the lust spear did was induce lust in others, so if we had something like that combined with bloodlust to make us and Glass go at it like a bunch of angrily mating wolverines fighting in a cage match... it might be entertaining? Both us and Glass would come out of it feeling like two people that just had a drunken one night stand they immediately regretted once they came to their senses.Or she goes yandere and that's the giant flag for our death as a hero we saw coming from a mile away the instant flaws like wrath and lust showed up.
Preferably without what I assume to be a dildo on the end of our spear. At least let it be something more tasteful like erotica of useful positions.
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>>3510606

You slowly pull yourself up while Glass continues to walk towards Nickolas. You didn’t like being ignored by someone like Nickolas. Just what exactly did he have that you didn’t? You took your training seriously. You rounded up a solid team of party members. You didn’t abuse the crystal ball and took to really integrating yourself to the world. You got Curse series weapons. You have a dragon! Yet despite all of that, Glass was still treating you like the mere servant and Nickolas as the ringleader.

This was a mistake that needed to be corrected. No, it is going to be corrected. So you reach out for a potion to chug down. Restoring yourself back to full strength as an ominous aura flows outside of you. You watched Nickolas and his crew fight against Glass. Or so you think that is what happening. It didn’t matter really. Just like the rest, Nickolas found himself under Glass’s geta.

The self-burning curse you underwent when fighting against the soul eater didn’t even phase Glass. She ends up commenting on how cold his black flames were. You believe Blake’s would be much hotter if she gave into those devilish flames. Next, she closes her fan to perform a cross based laser shot which managed to pierce through Nickolas’s defenses like they were nothing. Even the option of taking was irrelevant to the calamity that was Glass.

You chose not to interject just yet. You wanted Nickolas to experience the same thing that you and the other heroes went through. If he was going to refuse to work together as a team. Then he was going to suffer the consequences for his disinterest and arrogance. Even the Iron maiden combo, the same attack that you thought was overpowered was useless against Glass. From Shield prison onto Bee Needle Shield and finally Iron Maiden. This three step combo did nothing to even graze Glass as she breaks through it rather easily.

“How utterly disappointing. Guess I put too much fait- “Glass found herself interrupted by a sudden spear to the chest. Those cold crimson eyes started to show a bit of emotion from the spectacle. She slowly turns to see that she was marked by the Spear Link combo she deflected earlier. This was actually the only time you successfully manage to hit her.

“Shooting Star Spear.” You muttered, sprouting hundreds of spears into Glass. Naturally Glass didn’t flinch from the attack, not even dignifying it as it exposes her bare chest. She wore a black Jakubi underneath her kimono, but without the padding her full figure was visible for the world to see. This only further intensifies your spear of lust as it vibrates ominously.

"Now, now. Don't leave before the dance is over. I still got a couple tricks up my sleeve. And would be a shame for you to leave. Come and dance with me." You say this with a calm tone of voice, your face on the other hand twists to a more insane look. A glowing glint in your eyes as you strangely start to move erratically.
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>>3511013
The more I think about it, the better an idea Yandere Glass sounds like. OG spear hero had a yandere problem. Yandere's have a long and storied history in heroic tales. Even the super secret final boss is named after an ancient yandere in this story.
(wouldn't surprise me if she was supposed to be the actual person in as per the usual cross cultural misunderstanding of her character/motivations from lazy/surface research)


Unfortunately Glass's role/character in the WN was kinda short and I didn't read the LN; so IDK how in character that would be. It would ruin all of the fun if it was out of character.
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>>3511138

“That attack carried more bite to it than your others…...How interesting.” Glass look down and places her right hand against her chest. You missed a fatal spot, but clearly left your mark on her. She was starting to take you a bit more seriously now.

“As much as I love the view from both ends, you really shouldn't turn your back on an opponent you're going to kill. You had your fun pushing me into using something stupid, so I'll have some fun with you while your body (corpse) hasn't had time to cool down.” A bone chilling laugh came from your body as you further the descend down into the Spear’s Dark Power. The aura around you intensifies as your eyes glow ominously. Your attention then turns to Nick as the pent up emotions come flooding out.

“Nick… I’m a hypocrite I really am as I gave you flack for using the shield of wraith. Yet here I am, embracing my sins and giving into the nature of the weapon. Still, be a gentleman and piss off. The Yamato Nadeshiko and I got center stage for this last dance.” You say this to Nickolas as you call back your spear. The last bit of yourself manages to seep through before resuming under the spear's influence.

Glass on the other hand turns her attention back to you. Fans in hands as a terrifying aura emerges from within. It resonated with your own murderous aura amplified by the spear of Lust. It was the class of two opposing forces as each of you stare each other down. The two of you begin to walk towards one another. The clock was ticking down as this was the final showdown.

“「Temptation」&「Resentment」” You muttered. Two basic skills from the Spear of Lust and Envy combo. It seems that even though Spear Fusion was over. The curse series was mimicking your previous skill in some fashion. You paid no mind to this as the only thing you were focused on was ripping Glass part and sharing in the experience of getting ripped apart. Two sides of the same coin.

The two of you begin your attacks towards one another. Spear vs Fan, an odd yet still satisfying clash. The cursed spear’s power was sacrificing defense for more power and speed. Allowing you to momentarily keep up with the once invincible Glass. Glass meanwhile felt something strange oozing from your body as she was fighting against it. Perhaps this act of defiance is what is slowly making it possible for you to exchange blows with her.

[con]
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>>3511178

The ghost ship was slowly being torn apart from the amplified strikes between both combatants. Nickolas on the other hand could barely brace himself with the Shield of Wraith. In hindsight, perhaps it was good that there was nobody else around. You didn’t want anyone to interfere with your fight. The constant clash of blows eventually forces Glass upwards onto the top of the mast. You on the other hand stood at the bottom. You slowly took a stance while your eyes locked on to Glass’s. Both glowing as she appears behind what appears to be a red moon.

This almost exactly like the vision you once had several weeks ago. Of course you didn’t notice at this moment. You were far too taken in by the two curse spears to really think about anything else. You wanted your fight and you were getting it. The ultimate form of ecstasy was in front of you. And you weren’t going to let anyone take it away from you. So you jump forward while Glass jump downwards. The two of you thrust your attacks forward, setting off another flash of crimson light.

That light was becoming more and more apparent each time you swing your weapons against one another. The less health you have, the stronger you became. Almost like you were trading in your life for more power. The bloodlust among others was awakening more. Yet at the same time, it almost felt like you were draining Glass of her strength. Empowering it into yourself to make yourself stronger. Even the Shield of Wraith was affected by this as portions of its power flows into you.

“You dance quite beautifully for one who is so close to the end of your life.” Glass remarks, getting ready to set up for her signature attack.

“I’m not dead yet love~ That said, I’m going to make you submit to me. Submit to me and become my woman so we can dance forever in each other’s sweet embrace~” It was hard to say if this was the spear’s influence or this fight was awakening your Irish blood to the idea of finally meeting a worthy adversary.

Regardless, both of you charge forward with your respective attacks. That is until a series of shields start to wrap against the both of you. Effectively pushing you against Glass, you quickly found yourself trapped with the ghostly raven. The shield wouldn’t hold up for long as one attack was enough to break it from the two of you. However, you did the unthinkable and catch her off guard by stealing a kiss from her lips. Glass was caught off surprised as you use this chance to grip tightly against her in a bear hug.

“W-What is the meaning of this?”

“…Blood for Blood. I want us to continue our fight. You will be ravaged by me. Just like how I will be ravaged by you. So, let us enjoy our time together. In this iron maiden…made for two~”

[con]
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>>3511207
I can just imagine Nick hearing that. that would be funny.
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>>3511243
Better idea. Nick keeps on spamming the iron maiden and doesn't hear anything until Glass starts screaming YES.
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One things for sure this is a night glass will never forget.
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>>3511246
Cursed weapons really caught her by surprise since her world actually trains heroes properly.
Book hero so far seems like the closest to a curse weapon but he's too powerful to be tempted by it and too hyper focused on reading to bother giving in.
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>>3511207

Glass could only grit her teeth in her own frustration. Being entombed into a reinforced death trap was the last thing on her to do list. Not like you were giving the raven haired woman a choice. You kept her from escaping as Iron Maiden forms. Taking on a far more demonic and twisted appearance as the spikes penetrate the both of you. Exploding violently based entirely on the influence of the spear for added effect and metaphor.

Normally Iron Maiden on itself wouldn’t nearly have the power to even graze Glass much less hurt her. However, thanks to your sacrifice, the power of three curse effects manages to actually make up the difference. Although, can one really call your “sacrifice” as anything more than just a twisted perversion of lust for Glass and envy against Nickolas.

You were down to a slimmer of health. To be honest, that stunt should’ve cost your life. But “jackpot spear” still lingers. So second chance managed to worked in your favor as Glass took most of the full force of the attack combo. Speaking of Glass, she was brought to her knees over the sudden power. Her crimson eyes started to glare.

“…I suppose that’s my fault for taking you too lightly. Very well, I’ll indulge in your twisted fantasy. I’ll humiliate you just as you humiliated me just now. So feel honored…...for you have become my prey and no one else’s” Seem like even Glass was starting to feel the effects of the spear of lust. Almost switching to a more…yandere like personality as her power rises dramatically. What a woman!

You prepare yourself for the fight as Glass tears off her sleeves and cuts her kimono dress. She looked more like Rifana in her kunoichi like dress. The blood drips on her Kimono and yet she was acting like it was just a minor convenience. She got herself ready into a stance as you did so yourself. The next attack was going to decide it all. So you put all of your remaining emotions and strength into the weapon.

“「Drăculea Thrust」”

“「Rupture Stance Rundo ・Tortoise Shell Cracker」”

The two of you simultaneously thrusted against one another. Both attacks pierce against the other’s chest, missing the vitals. Yet it didn’t stop the massive damage you inflicted upon one another. On Glass’s end her back expelled a powerful explosion as a series of additional spears formed. While you suffered a bone shattering jolt from your entire body as your entire defense was shattered. This especially hurts considering the Spear of lust traded defense for pure offense.

You start to fall down while Glass still stood, spilling blood from her lips. If nothing else, you managed to make her see you as a worthy foe. Even with the Spear’s powers, the gap was still too strong to overcome completely. She walks towards you, half-dead and lying in a pool of your own blood. Her fan moves into a killing stance as the purple energy sword intensifies.
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>>3511282

“An enjoyable fight indeed. But like I said, this is the end for you. Farewell, Flaithrí Ó Ruairc.” As Glass aimed to put an end to your life before you die of bloodloss, Rifana shows up out of nowhere to grab you. She was bracing herself for the attack while trying to carry you away. She knew the risk but couldn’t just let you get killed like that.

However, luck would be on her side as Nickolas uses shield Air Strike Shield to protect the both of you from harm. This allowed Rifana the chance to escape as she pulls away from the battlefield. You soon blackout from the pain and the experience. As for Nickolas, he was riding Filo with Raphtalia as they run away in another direction. Leaving Glass alone as she snaps out of the yandere mode the spear of lust made her develop,

“Time’s up. How disappointing….” With that she starts to walk towards what appears a rip between dimensions. To where exactly no one could be sure. Either way, the third wave was over. Leaving you to be treated elsewhere. It would feel like an eternity for you as your senses were gone.

You were in a constant state of emptiness. The opposite to the euphoria you felt as you fought Glass. It was much stronger than waking up from the last time you were consumed by the spear of Lust. As you try to look around, a voice starts to ring into your ear. The voice was inaudible at first, but over time it starts to become more and more clear.

“Wake up…...Wake up…...Wake up already! Foolish hero.” A mysterious voice calls to you while you are currently in pitch black darkness.

>Rise up
>Ignore the voice
>Ask who is it?
>Something Else
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>>3511282
If we die here, we better have some weird satisfying look on on our face.
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>>3511290
>Rise up
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>>3511290
Which one? There's a bunch of foolish heroes out here you know?
I'm actually a little disappointed that Blake isn't getting a new sister/brother in 9 months.
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>>3511290

>Ask who is it?
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And so Fitoria comes to the scene. Bit earlier than originally intended but this is fine.
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>>3511290
>Something Else
"Oh shit it's the IRS coming to haunt me in this life. I swear I payed my taxes on time you damn devils!"
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>>3511290
Changing my vote to this
>>3511319
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>>3511319
Wait? Are we actually an american Irishman pretending to be a full irishman because we're Celtaboo? The IRS is US only.
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>>3511337
I cheked replace it with 'Revenue' the street name of Irish Revenue commission. (Or IRC don't care that much really)
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>>3511337
It's a mystery
But seriously though you could also take it as us making a joke of the situation before us.
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>>3511352
I can go with that. Although telling her to be more specific when talking about foolish heroes is a bit of a joke too.
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>>3511282
Supporting:>>3511307
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Japan's shit taste strikes again. Glass lewds do not exist. It's just an endless stream of Raph pictures.
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>>3511617
I love Raph
but other girls deserve love too
Except Myne
She deserves a train of brigands
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>>3511314
Does that mean we will become a lolicon like Nick too?
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>3511307
>>3511319
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>>3512154
I want to say the lust spear isn't picky, but...Vivian is just old enough to not fall under lolicon and the spear didn't try to give us any fantasies about Blake this go round. Add that together with my theory about the vices actually being the ones belonging to the weapon spirits and it looks like a no.

I'm starting to wonder if the shield is actually a lolicon and summons closet lolicons. I may not be an expert psychologist, but Naofumi/Nick being unable to see Raph as an adult and eventually the spear Seeing all women as actual talking pigs does not remotely sound like any sort of legitimate mental condition. I think the weapons are slightly warping/tweaking our own perceptions of reality with OG spear hero getting the worst of it.
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>>3512225
Can't wait to hear from Nicl and the others the bullshit. At least the pope can't do anything this time since one of the three heroes was the one to fight tooth and nail against the invader.

But then again Nick comming out relativaly undamaged unlike us and the others might cause him more problems.
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>>3512239
Pope was probably making prep the instant mind control effects got resisted as I mentioned at >>3510330
I think he's been preparing to declare all of us as fake and try to summon a replacement set after killing us as we aren't controllable anymore. After what just happened everyone is probably all out of fucks to give now that the extent of how badly this world is screwing over our ability to operate has become apparent. The king is easy since we can just threaten him into handing the crown back to the Queen or what'sherface via ultimatum. Worldwide streaming of le evil plans is a bitch.
The real problem is taking down the pope and I don't know if we're strong enough to do that without the curse series. As the Pope he might actually be strong enough to seal those due to his job class, so everyone needs to bridge the power gap for taking him down.
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>>3511319
>>3511324

"Oh shit it's the 'Revenue coming to haunt me in this life. I swear I pay my taxes on time you damn devils!" To say you were delirious was an understatement. You were so out of it that you would make wonderland look like a pale imitation to madness around you.

Luckily, you would get a rather abrasive wake up call. All of your senses return from the state of madness. The Spear of Lust aftereffects had seemingly lessened, but you could still feel them. As you rise up from the supposed bed made of feathers, you would look up to see your caretaker.

It was a regal looking woman with short white hair and.…...silver wings?!?! She was wearing a red and white colored gothic Lolita dress. You oddly think back to Blake as this dress was of a higher class. Not to say Blake’s wasn’t beautiful but this just seems…...otherworldly to you. Her purple eyes glance down upon you, moving her hand from the chopping motion she did previously. Given how you are currently bandaged up and in her care, it seems like she must have been the to patch you up.

“You don’t get to make jokes. “The mysterious woman looks down at you, walking over to one of the alter poles. You seem to be in some sort of ruined civilization from long ago. The feather bed you were currently lying on really offsets the fact you would normally be sleeping on gravel.

“Honestly, I just got back from the conference with the Queen and the other six leaders of the country. I don’t need to also make sure the Four Cardinal Heroes nearly kill themselves from overage of the curse series.” The mysterious woman sighs, folding her arms while keeping her back turned to you.

“…how do you know about this….” You wheezed out, still feeling the pain from your wounds.

“Mirellia didn’t tell you about me? Another thing I’m going to have to lecture her about the next time I see her. I am Fitoria, queen of all fitorias. I am also a vassal hero. The Carriage Hero.” Fitoria explained, you on the other hand was in a state of shock. This was just something that didn't make a lick of sense to you. You really wish you had one of the heroes's archives just to see what else you didn't know.

“Judging from the shock on your face…you don’t know what a vassal hero is right? I’m slowly getting more and more frustrated over how Melromarc have been handling things. Maybe I should’ve listen to my judgment and not given Mirellia a chance to fix the blunders of her kingdom. I hate getting involved with human politics and their bickering. Yet…I feel like if I destroy the kingdom, the world will be better off for it in the long run.” Fitoria sighs, turning towards you at long last.

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Anyway if Fitoria say we aren't doing our job we just tell her to visit a certain shield hero and bully him to cooperate.
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>Yet…I feel like if I destroy the kingdom, the world will be better off for it in the long run.

She ain't wrong...but we shouldn't say that.
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>>3512284


How can someone like her talk about destroying a kingdom so casually? What’s this about a vassal hero? Wasn’t there only supposed to be the Four Cardinal Heroes?!?! Also how can a carriage be counted as a weapon? You start to really feel like there’s more to it that the kingdom has forgot to tell of you. As you think that, you would notice that your spear was back to normal. However, was rather unresponsive, almost inactive. Just what happened since you blacked out? How long you were out? And where’s your party.

“I’m trying to figure it out. Just how badly have you been trained to consider that it was a good idea to use the curse series. Or…...were you taken over with suicidal or negative thoughts that would keep you from doing your job as a hero? Because that’s generally the main trigger to activating a curse series. Each sin has its own specific requirement and correlating negative emotion that helps brings it out. Genuinely, the curse series’ main objective is to make sure their owners survive. Don’t think that means it’s a good thing to keep using it. Those Curse series always come with a price for it’s overwhelming power. It is not something you should rely on.” As Fitoria explains, she glides through the air to reach for your Spear. Shocking you further she manages to picks it up without being forced back. She glances at it, noticing the wear as it tells her just what you went through.

>Asks her some questions [write them out]
>Try to grab your spear and run
>Apologize to Fitoria
>Attack Fitoria due to Spear of Lust influence
>Something else
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>>3512294
>Something else: "Look lady, i know nothing. All i know is that the king is a idiot, one of the princess is trying to manipulate stuff around and there is a religious group trying to force a grip by the use of the heroes and probably through mind control. I recall the princess saying something that triggered the emotiobal response first. Then i got frustated about my weakness, about the Shield hero being uncoperative and most of all i got frustated that even with me trying the kingdom is basicaly using us to do things for then.
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>>3512294
>Apologize to Fitoria
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>>3512294
This
>>3512303
But also ask about vassal heroes and how they weapons work and how differ for our own. But remember about the seven star heroes mention by Vivian. Also ask for materials to upgrade are spear.
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>>3512294
That's a long story. It wouldn't surprise me if i could talk my head off all night about how badly they're handling the situation. You really want to hear what i've figured out piece by piece right now? From what Queenie's shadow says the other nations aren't much better so even if you wiped Melomarc off the map you'd be busy for years.

The only thing they really told us at the start is that we had weapons and a status screen. Any attempt to learn anything more was met with claims of religious dogma about how the heroes automatically know everything about this world. Since the book we all got summoned through took us in after we barely passed the prologue they probably botched the summoning somewhere if that's where the knowledge they were talking about came from. The message that we were to shut up was pretty clear and none of us were stupid enough to try anything at lv 1 in an unknown world.
I almost immediately found a little girl half dead with a slave crest in their dungeons. Andros and Melody were also there if you've seen them. Andros was in there because he stayed loyal to the queen when that idiot King did his coup.
They immediately started discriminating against Nick for besmirching the honour of the heroes with his behavior even though I was clearly more of a troublemaking after actually having grabbed people from the dungeon.
The second day was a more official team gathering ceremony where the older princess pretended to feel sorry for him having nobody joining his team and went to him.
By the next morning everything he had was missing and she had framed him for attempting to rape her. If this wasn't bad enough I had actually seen her leaving the room when she was supposedly fleeing it in terror at his actions yet I acted as if I didn't know that. I may be a hothead sometimes but that's what I suspect was the first time they used mind control to manipulate us.
Elaine and Vivian had to teach me as much as they can about this world since everyone else refused as I mentioned before.
Mynne/Malty/whatever sent me to get the bio seed which was an obvious trap. For something deep within ancient ruins and highly guarded she sure knew a bunch of information about what it was. I was planing on absorning the seed so that she couldn't go with her plan but I was knocked out for a week from the boss fight and she threatened/blackmailed the party into handing it to her. Turns out it was a fast growing plant monster that took over the whole town.
Then when the meeting for planing the first wave happened my mind suddenly changed opinions to whatever the pope wanted which I suspect was the second case of mind control.
After that I got some protection from those effects and soon after a fake spear hero was going around to defame my name.

Then there's the stuff with Galleon where a village tricked Riku into killing the dragon protecting the mountain out of greed.
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>Something else
>"All we were told is that the four of us were the >holy heroes, we needed to form separate >parties and get stronger so that we could save >the world from the waves, and that we were all >necessary for that. The first curse on the spear >activated as an emotion response. The second >time it felt like the response generated from >the curse somehow triggered another curse. Is >that possible?"
>apologize too, after all we have almost died a >staggering number of times for someone who >knows their survival is crucial to the continued >safety of the world (don't include that part
>also ask about Glass, talking fan-wielding >wave boss sounds like it might be pertinent >information.
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We should probably mention that one of the heroes the bow hero is playing politics instead of leveling up. If she wants to complaing with anyone she should be talking to him. Not to mention Nick behaviour not wanting to be a part of it. Oh they obviously lied about the heroes being in need to be split apart of each other which fucked up even more our team work.
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>>3512356
>>3512368
>>3512376
We just going full Irish rant at this point I guess it was inevitable
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>>3512356
>>3512294
>Malty also did something. I'm not sure if it was my own reaction or her using something to bring out the lust spear the first time so that I could be used to beat the crap out of Nick for propaganda. There's a recording somewhere since they broadcasted it to everyone.


>The meeting for planning the third wave had me handing over charms to resist mind control to Lucien and Riku and by the end of the meeting the Pope sounded suspiciously like he was plotting to have us declared false, killed off and summon a new set of patsies.
>I also requested to look at the journals of past heroes to try and circumvent them but it seems to take a suspiciously long time to hand over one key to me when he's in charge of the church.

>Nick on the other hand has been in a downward spiral of paranoia, associated jackasery, and whatever else since he didn't even notice how obvious it was that I'm not on the side of those jackass royals (no offense your highness) during that match and couldn't be bothered to not try and burn me alive with his wrath shield. Galleon's wrath has possessed him at this point which became clear during the third wave.

Oh and there's some mad scientist or wizard with a book going around that I suspect is from another world and had to do with the first wave.

The Third wave was when we met that Glass lady and I had to use the lust spear despite how monumentally stupid and obvious it was to not use it from the moment I first saw it. We all knew that things were being sabotaged but the extent to which it's been going just boggles the mind. Since we were all about to die anyway I figured the lust spear was better than everyone dying. I might even survive if I got lucky.
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>>3512294
>>3512384
And that's the short version of their fuckery from my perspective.

Lucien's been playing politics to run interference with the junk they're attempting instead of training//leveling so he might have even more badly hatched plots they've been doing to tell you about.
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>Maybe if people stopped scheming I could find a proper master. I'm surprised we reached a high enough level for this wave already.
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>>3512303
>>3512329
>>3512356
>>3512376
>>3512384
>>3512403
>>3512420

From the Story perspective, this is going to be one hell of a rant. For the quest Progression, I'm not going to directly copy and paste every single thing. But all of this is going to be said in story.

Fitoria is going to bust so many blood vessels from this.
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>>3512439
Make it as funny as you can. That make everyone happy.
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>>3512439
Yeah . I figured as much just from the sheer amount of times I went near what I think was the post cap trying to make a somewhat SHORT recap of what happened and my own suspicions.
She's about to get so hot with rage her new nickname might be spicy nugget.
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>>3512439
Once it over, offer her some alcohol.
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We can probably show her the recording once she asks or wants to find out just how weak we are as heroes. The selfie stick has been putting in some serious work.
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Are we Talking about the doppleganger? Because we should
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>>3512513
I mentioned it. In retrospect it might be a creation of Kyo, but it would have been way more obvious if every single bastard we run into wasn't plotting.
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>>3512514
Ou almost forgot we should tell her about the princesa threatening our party member with a slave seal
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>>3512529
Wait, when did that happen?
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>>3512529
I semi mentioned that in there too but didn't go into detail. I assume that since it's in rant form we might be a little more specific about the blackmail being due to the slave seal.

In retrospect we probably should have mentioned that the queen is busy trying to stop a world war from happening so she's a bit swamped by the sheer corruption she has to try and counteract while deposed.
>>3512535
That's melody's entire arc.
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>>3512535
Melody dude. She said that we should Watch ourselfs otherwise something awfull could happen to her
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>>3512542
Ou boy we didn’t even mention what they did to Melody about making her into a filopi hybrid
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>>3512551
I like to think that whole hybridization would be the final nail in the coffin, provided that the rest didn't set in stone her final judgement.
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>>3512551
I can't wait to see how boiling mad she gets when it turns out there was so much stuff going wrong that we FORGOT details like that when it came to summarize things for her.
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>>3512542
>>3512544
Kay, thanks. Don't know how I forgot about that. >w<
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>>3512439
>>3512529
>>3512513
>>3512483


“It’s a long story. That said, can you at least activate my spearphone?” You asked nicely, already putting together that Fitoria probably has a hand for why the Spear was inactive. She looks at you before tabbing her finger against the spear. You see the monotone color of the spear fading, returning to its natural state. She slowly hands it to you.

“Don’t try anything funny. I want the whole truth and everything you know. Depending on what I learn will decide what I’ll do next on the Four Cardinal Heroes issue. “As Fitoria says this, you strongly get the feeling that she was serious. The coldness in her tone was proof enough.

You begin to take a deep breath and then another. It was to collect your thoughts accordingly. You have so much to tell Fitoria about what you been experiencing. So you pat the seat for her to sit next to you. Fitoria does so, keeping her distance but was still within earing range. First you went on to the beginning of how you ended up to the world. Everything you experience, everything you learned, everything you saw, and everything you were told was spilling out of your mouth. You didn’t gloss over the small details despite trying to summarize the events for Fitoria. It was better to be frank with the Filolial Queen rather than try to keep information away from her.

After you finished explaining the events in order you then start to talk about the people. You mention every single deed worth mentioning about the good and the bad. There was a lot of bad things to mention but even worse people to document. It was safe to assume that this was one hell of an Irish rant you gave to Fitoria. From the kingdom and its nobles, to the corrupt villagers and even among the four heroes themselves, you brought everything out into the light. You tried to give an unbiased opinion along with a few exceptions like Myne. When it came to Nickolas, you really struggled with that. Especially when you started to point out his flaws and shortcomings despite the world having it out for him.

You didn’t leave yourself out of this. It didn’t matter what your intent was or how many people tried to interfere, the results were still out in the opening. That and you feel like if you try and paint yourself in the right, it’d only make Fitoria angrier. In fact, you swear as you continue to debrief Fitoria, her facial expression was getting more and more angry by the second. The eerie quietness of the situation only made it worse as the tension rose. You didn’t feel like this since Glass. However, comparing Glass to Fitoria was like comparing the earth to the heavens themselves. She was keeping her cool sure, but this kind of tranquility was clearly backed up by the burning fury inside of herself.

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>>3512755

Eventually you end up finishing the tale of everything you knew. You even went as far as to use the Spearphone to show your progress to her. It also covered as much as you could gather about the other Four Cardinal Heroes. Safe to say that this didn’t really sit well with Fitoria. Judging from her rising coldness, she was getting more and more agitated. Only when the data was received and there was nothing else to show did she finally get up from the fluffy bed.

“Excuse me for a moment.” With that she disappears from your sight. You were caught off guard by that. At the very least, you were allowed to stool over the possibilities of what’s to happen. You just given the queen of Filolial every justification to hate humans if she didn’t already have.

You swear you hear incoherent bird screams far off in the distance. At first you weren’t sure if that was just your mind playing tricks with you. However, that notion quickly went away as a series of powerful shockwaves causes the ground to erupt violently. As you force yourself out the bed, you quickly made your way to a window. From that window you would see a humongous beam of golden light shoot up into the air. On a scale of one to ten, you can gather that Fitoria completely unmeasurable to how frustrated and upset she was. It was probably for the best not to go to her. Especially when you’re more likely to be accidently killed just from the backlash.

Eventually the constant tremors and beams of light finally came to an abrupt stop. It seems like they would never go out considering she been doing it for over an hour straight. The eerie silence that came after that only made things worse. You weren’t sure exactly what Fitoria was going to do. So you kept your guard up while thinking of all the possibilities.

“Sorry about that...…. I needed to clear my head.” Fitoria shows up right behind you, once again seemingly getting passed your guard. Her emotionless expression was struggling to hold back her anger. It was almost like you were in front of mother who was seriously about to discipline her rotten children.

“From what I understand based on what you told me, you pretty much summed up my worst fears times a thousand. You were also missing some stuff. At first I had considered the possibility of you were lying to me to save yourself. If that was the case, I’d probably be even angrier than I am right now. A Filolial Queen or King is able to shapeshift their bodies. Not only we can take human form, but we are also able to blend with regular filolials. It is really so easy for me to walk from kingdom to kingdom without drawing any noteworthy attention. So gathering information is child’s play. I’m also well aware of the promise Mirellia made to me during the meeting of the world’s leaders. Otherwise I’d honestly doubt just having her head would make up for the sheer level of incompetence the world has to deal with. “
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>>3512853

“Normally, I’d be perfectly justified in eliminating you four heroes and starting again. It would be the most logical way to deal with the fact that two of the four heroes have unlocked curse series to the point of severe abuse. It would also weed out the lack of cooperation and trust between the four of you. That’s what I would’ve like to strongly consider. Unfortunately, that’s not an option. All thanks to the actions of a certain blond haired man with a bandana on his head. We’re down five of the seven current vassal welders not including myself. So even if the world could endure a little longer until the heroes return. It would be pointless since that man will act and try to use this as his chance to steal those weapons.” Fitoria was dropping a lot of information on you. Just who was that man she mentions and what exactly are the Seven Vassal heroes?

“Even if I sheltered the four heroes to make sure they focus on saving the world and not being used by any of the other kingdoms or become conceited and corrupted, it would do me no good. I can’t protect them AND fight the waves by myself. And then there’s the possibility of invaders from another world using this as a chance to assassinate the four heroes. Just when I can’t think things can’t get any worse, twenty more additions to the equation shows up to muddle things further.” Fitoria ranted, biting her fingernail as she starts to crouch and lean against her knees.

“I really should destroy Melromarc for this. But as you mention, the other countries will use this as a chance for a power struggle and practically doom us to the waves. Why must you humans and demi-humans and even beastmen be so thick-headed and conceited to your own self-interests” She turns her head to you. She wasn’t really expecting an answer from you. Especially one capable of magically explaining to her why sentient beings like this have to be so stupid. Still, she wanted something to lash out against.

“Forget it. Talking about politics is making me lose focus and only succeeds in making me angrier than I should be. I’ll fill you in on everything I know in time. But we’ll have to address the elephant in the room. You’re currently far too weak to fight these invaders. And that man will certainly kill you if the two of you ever cross paths as you are now. The best course of action is to unite the four heroes and probably mend the insufficiency that each of you carry. Mirellia will handle the issues with the kingdom. Till then, I rather not give you or any of the heroes back to that place until every issue is address. That said, there’s dealing with your curse series.” Fitoria glances at your spear, focusing intensely at the ominous presence that lingers from within the weapon.

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“Then there’s your party to consider. Most of them don’t really bother me. A former noble, a foreigner, a business woman, a blacksmith, a demi-human, a beastman, and the Alchemist/doctor. All of these aren’t worth poking into. However, you brought upon to me a dragon. Not just any dragon, but a dragon that has merged with one of the Dragon Emperor candidate/avatars. Yet that isn’t the worst thing that I have the misfortune to deal with. There’s the fact there’s a human who has been fused permanently with one of my kind. It’ll be an understatement to say that this is the straw that broke the camel’s back.“

>Defend Blake and Melody
>Try to calm Fitoria down
>Promise to work with the other heroes and apologize for the inconveniences
>Press Fitoria to tell you more about the Vassal Heroes and “That Man”
>Something Else
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>>3512856
>Defend Blake and Melody
Everything else be damned hands off my party!
>I will do as I hallways have try to build bridges between us 4. Whether it works or not depends on more than just me sadly.
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Kami did you accidentally duplicatet your posts?
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>>3512874

I deleted it after noticing a glaring hiccup....like more than the usual stuff.
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>>3512856
>Defend Blake and Melody
>So far i was fine in working with the others. But one is to pridefull (Luke) and the other is a complete paranoid (Nick). Ironicaly Riku is the one i would and have being getting pretty good in working together. Honestly i would still be willing in working together but i honestly don’t know how to Handel these two.
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Also going to need dialogue for defending Blake and Melody if you keep choosing it. Filolials hates dragons and you recall from Blake's story that the Dragon Emperor was defeated by Fitoria. As for Melody, it should be a no brainer why having Fitoria see her be considered an unforgivable sin. An abomination against nature and an insult to her species.
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>>3512872
Adition.
>You say that man this that man that... Could you at least give me a man to know who to avoid?
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>>3512887
Name... Derp.
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>>3512867
> first off Melody she was not asked to be born the way she did, she merely came into being that way. And Blake has yet to do harm. She's guilty of nothing.
> second, you see us as flawed. But after that lasts play you cannot convince me that you do not have your own curses. And even if you were to get rid of ,that man, whoever he is. It doesn't change the fact that we are people. We are flawed we are greedy we are selfish and we wants what we wants. So even if you were to re summon the heroes you can't guarantee anything. Look I realize at this means a lot to you. I thought you're in between a rock and a hard place. We both are. So we must make do with the hand we were dealt. We must go on forward as best as we can adapt into the situation. And with your help seeing as you are..... as you are. We could probably make some progress. I will try to convince the other Heroes as much as possible. But if you can please talk to Nick personally. I think you're probably the only one that can convince him. Since you haven't done anything terrible to him.
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>>3512884
>For Blake: “She is a child and she is being natured by me. Igual you are so cold you would condem a kid you are no better then the king and the church that kidnap demi-humans and kill then.”

>Melody: “She isn’t the one that desertes punishment she has already suffered enough in the hands of the kingdom if you kill her they win if they are killed it wouldn’t be enough punishment. So what should né fome is that they should be branded and forced to live forever with the results of their actions.
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>>3512904
I thought I put display of emotions. Now that I think about it put out bursts of emotion.
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Ontop of defending our party, lets ask if she would by chance know a Master of the Spear personally.
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>>3512958
There is already one in lucien’s party.
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>>3512872
>>3512877
>>3512887
>>3512904
>>3512914

“You say that man this that man that... Could you at least give me a man to know who to avoid?” You asked, trying to momentarily focus on something else before tackling the real issue.

“I do not know his current identity. However, I know of him long ago in the past a man similar to the description I gave. He was an arrogant and prideful man. To be honest, even now he still makes my skin crawl with how vile he was. Yet I couldn’t deny that he was skilled. A rare genius that only comes once in a generation. Most frightening of all was the fact he wielded one of the Seven Star Weapons, the Vassal Whip. You must avoid that man above all else. “Fitoria explains, sitting back down next to you.

“So why exactly was he after you?” You asked her while pouring some wine for Fitoria to drink. She took a brief pause thinking back to the past. Her mind glances at the imagery of the battle between her and the whip hero. It was a fierce and harsh battle, Fitoria was surrounded by countless monsters as the mysterious man stood at top of the summit. Her eyes intensifies recalling how much trouble he put her through.

“The whip has a unique power, each of the vassal weapons generally has a special power. However, it’s what this unique power is that makes it a troubling weapon for someone like me to face. If the Legendary Shield is capable of supporting animals/beasts, monsters and those in between. Then the Whip has the power to command monsters and those in between. Naturally, the arrogant man wanted to control me who at the time just managed to defeat the Dragon Emperor. He wanted the strongest beast under his control. I believe his plan was for the dragon emperor to be in his collection as a monster tamer. Safe to say he set his eyes on me after seeing my strength. So I had to teach him a lesson. My only regret is that I wasn’t thorough in eliminating him.” The way that Fitoria talked about that last line made you shiver at how cold-blooded she sound. With the way she painted this man, you didn’t exactly feel any sympathy for him. He sounded like one of those evil version of a Isekai hero.

“Thanks for filling me about it. I’ll keep my eye out for him. As for the four heroes, I will just do what I always have. And that’s trying to build bridges between us so we can work together. Whether it works or not depends on more than just me sadly. But I’ll still try. Of course there’s one who is too prideful, and the other is a complete paranoid mess. Ironically only Riku is the one I would’ve had the most trouble convincing but he and I have been pretty good at working together. Honestly, I share the same vision as you Queen Fitoria. I just need help in handling Luke and Nick.” Your words manage to lessen Fitoria’s rage as she starts to smile a bit.

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Wish I was back earlier. We should've mentioned that Blake was willing to try to help filo when she was being effected by the wrath shield's mental effects. I also wanted to make a "sins of the father" comment and maybe a "Melody is living proof of her tormentor's sins" comment.
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>>3513005

“Good, I would really prefer it if the four heroes are unified. You have enough enemies out there to deal with to not afford fighting with yourselves. To be honest, I wanted to go to the Shield Hero first since I was raised by a previous Shield Hero. That and your associate Nick has indeed raised a Filolial Queen. I need to see if she has the stuff to be my successor. Eventually I’m going to too weak to fight, or worst killed off. Either from overworking in stopping the waves, or…...being slaughtered by that man. So in case the worst happens, I’d know my family would be protected even without me.” You find it hard to believe that the Queen of Filolial could ever be defeated in a fair fight. Yet she was already preparing for the worst. This only highlights the dangers that both the wave and the mysterious Whip Hero truly carry.

“To go back on what you said. The part about Melody and Blake.”

“What about it? “


“First off Melody she was not asked to be born the way she did, she merely came into being that way. And Blake has yet to do harm. She's guilty of nothing. “

“Are you sure about that? The one you call Blake may be around two to three months old. And from what I saw of her she is exactly like a standard dragon child. Ruled by her instincts and impulses. A real prideful brat.”

“Blake has changed! You might have only bothered to look at her at a surface view and sure she can act like an impulsive child. However, she is far more kind-hearted and humble than you give her credit. She is a child and she is being natured by me. If you are so cold that you would condemn a kid, especially one that hasn’t done anything wrong. Then you are no better than the king and the church that kidnap demi-humans and kill then. You probably haven’t notice or chose to ignore it. But Blake chose to protect and stop Filo when she was being possessed by the Dragon Emperor’s shard. You might think she did it just to obtain power but that’s wrong! If Blake was truly motivated by strength then Gaelion would’ve have shared his power with her. Gaelion is also someone who isn’t motivated by strength or pride. So don’t go preaching the sins of the father on Blake when you haven’t even gotten to know her!”

Fitoria stares intently at you upon criticizing her logic. Sure there may have been many evil dragons back in the day. And sure the dragon emperor of the past could’ve been a monster. Thus, giving Fitoria the moral high ground to be judgmental and cautious. Yet that didn’t excuse the distrust and judgmental viewpoints she had. Even if it was only something a monster could understand you still wouldn’t accept it.

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>>3513032
No one can bad mouth our child and our friend Melody.
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>>3513032

“As for Melody, she isn’t the one that deserves punishment. She has already suffered enough in the hands of the kingdom. Melody is living proof of her tormentor's sins! If you kill her they win, if they are killed it wouldn’t be enough punishment. It’ll just give them an excuse to not face their crimes. So what should be done is that they should be branded and forced to live forever with the results of their actions.”
“Queen Fitoria, it’s not surprising that you would end up hating humanity, especially if you are someone who live far longer than anyone here. You may see us a flawed, corrupted sentient beings. However, after that last play, I am convinced you cannot argue against the fact that you are just like us. You have your own shortcomings and weaknesses. Nobody is perfect. And even if you were to get rid of that man, whoever he is. It doesn't change the fact that we are people. We are flawed we are greedy we are selfish and we want what we desire most. So even if you were to re-summon the heroes you can't guarantee anything. Look I realize at this means a lot to you. I truly believe that you're in between a rock and a hard place. We both are. So we must make do with the hand we were dealt. We must go on forward as best as we can adapt into the situation. And with your help seeing as you are......a unique existence with boundless knowledge. We could probably make some progress. I will try to convince the other Heroes as much as possible. But if you can please talk to Nick personally. I think you're probably the only one that can convince him. Since you haven't done anything terrible to him.” You

“How can you be so sure of all of this? How can you choose to side with them despite the possibility of them betraying their trust?” Fitoria looks at you with an intense look in her eye. She was challenging your ideals as she was on the side of logic and what was best for the world. Meanwhile you were being run by your strong emotions and moral code. A clash of ideals in a sense.

“Because they’re my friends. I don’t want to live through being distrusting and skeptical of every person I meet. Sure I may end up getting hurt and I may end up being betrayed. And I may end up just like you and slowly lose reason to have faith and love for humans. But, I won’t ever give up and choose to isolate myself to protect myself. I rather face today’s challenges rather than always worrying about tomorrow. Whatever happens, I’ll face it with my party. For no person can save the world alone. Something that I believe you forgotten. “You smiled, gripping your hand as you point it to Fitoria.

“…...You really are exactly as the rumors say you are. The Mad Spear Hero. Logic can’t compete with someone like you.” Fitoria ends up smiling. She soon rises from the bed in order to face you directly.

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>>3513049

“Very well. As someone who trust their friends and willing to fight with them despite everything. Then I will do my part to challenge that resolve. Blake and Melody will fight against me in a two vs one battle. If they manage to land a single hit on me, they’ll win. And I’ll acknowledge them and power them both up alongside helping you and the party out. As well, I’ll do something about that curse of yours. However, if I am to be victorious, then I’ll go with my instinct and do what must be done for the world’s sake.”

>Believe in Blake and Melody
>Try to object and ask to be involved in the battle
>Come up with another way
>Something else
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Uh never though that madness would ever be a good trait...
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>>3513050

This is another change from the source material of both the LN and WN. The light novel dives into the reason why Fitoria and her species hates dragon is because of lol genetics as they were rewritten by the mad scientist aka Rat's ancestor horn. Her family just hates them. So I decided to change that based on the events of the past. A literal war between monsters. There's more to it as I'll reveal in time, but I'm striving to give a better reason for why Fitoria is against those who are connected to the dragon emperor rather than hating all dragons.

Another change is Tact/Takt's involvement in the story. He originally collected the seven weapons just for more power. Yet never really did anything. So as the most iconic Reincarnator, I want to give him an actual reason why he's hunting the other heroes. The full reason will be explained in time, but one of his reasons is Fitoria herself.

So bare with me until then.
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>>3513050


>Try to object and ask to be involved in the battle

>I take it won’t be now right? Unless is my party here as well? Besides as i said before i won’t just let then do it no their on and i still need to tell then about this it won’t be truly their fight if i accept your challenge for then.
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>>3513054
In the main story it makes ense why dragons would hate Fiola, but you are right that the opposite should not be so true.

Oh, and object the fight. "Hey they don't need to do anything for you. Hell, you might just end up torturing Blake in your fight to make sure she never goes against you. So no, they will not fight you, instread we agree to work with you and maybe you three can talk it out"

no reason to risk everyone getting hurt.
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>Believe in Blake and Melody

I know risky but she won't change her mind easily... Besides that this will be more about convincing her their good people to lt herself to get a small hit in than actually overpowering her I believe.
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>>3513054
The chip on her shoulder against people is pretty big. A bit worrying how she shares that trait with Nick. She's got some serious flaws if she keeps on going on about how we overused the curse series if we went and purposely used it ONCE when the alternative was a full party wipe after learning that a full party wipe equals armageddon.

>>3513050
>Sounds like you're just looking for an excuse to do away with them. Their lives are not for being wagered in foolish games. I would have thought you would have learned to be better than the people who summoned me in that regard. I fight with them and even if we lose you will not murder them.
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>>3513054
So just how freaked out are Glass's compatriots back home by her new personality trait and what might actually be her unlocking a curse series?
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>>3513127
Jumping to this
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>>3513132
Pic prevalent.
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>>3513127

It's not fully translated but I'm basing her strong refusal on curse series abused on the tragic fate of Mamou aka the shield hero that raised her. So she doesn't want another hero to experience that. Also given how old she is, it's safe to say she seen heroes destroying themselves in the process along experiencing both the best and worst in people. Yet she's STILL doing her job of protecting the world for her master's sake/promise. That's dedication.


>>3513132

Let's just say Glass forbids L'Arc and Therese from ever mentioning it again
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>>3513152
I have no idea who those people are. Were they secretly there during the wave or did they simply see her before the effects wore off when she came back half naked and covered in blood?.
Tact sort of makes sense since Isekai protags are lazy as shit. The average reincarnator totally would kill off and steal all of the vassal weapons if a goddess told them to do it and proceed to do nothing afterwards. They're reactive rather than proactive.
>Queenie is from untranslated LNs
Oh dear. We really are screwed if she's jumping in this early.
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as much as I agree with her grudges being potentially troublesome, I think that we've done as much convincing as we can for now and "land a single hit" is a condition with a lot of leeway. Furthermore, I think accusing her of being non-genuine is a phenomenally bad idea. I think agreeing is not great, purely because we're almost implicitly giving our agreement that she has the right to kill the people we care about and have been protecting on her own judgement, but if she is to trust our opinion on our companions we should really extend some trust to her.
>trust in Blake and Melody (and Fitoria)
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>>3513226
Dam you... you tempt me to jump back. Eh im fine as long as the test happens with or wothout us participating.
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>>3513226
I do get that, but we gotta put out foot down for Blake. We aren't abandoning her because some jaded old crone can't get over the past enough to treat a child like a child and we aren't agreeing to let the Queen enact her genocide policy because muh master race. I can live without us being in the fight but I'm not putting Blake or Melody's life at risk.
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>>3513230
I have two issues with your plan. The first being that the phrasing sounds very inflammatory. I can understand us being upset at things, but at least we should keep trying to be civil. Also, your plan is basically us dictating terms. I don't think we really have a strong enough position for that. If Fitoria REALLY wanted to do something there is effectively nothing we can do about it short of being diplomatic.
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>>3513226
Sigh.. Switching. Im god damned sheep following the latest argument.
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Might be a good time to inform our party that the shield hero was innocent if they didn't figure it out already from how much of an evil bitch Mynne was.

>>3513247
The diplomacy was in pointing out her own faults and hoping she's introspective enough to acknowledge it even slightly like how she's at least started to acknowledge that Blake is a child. I am well aware that she can just go birdbrain and ignore most issues because of her sheer power. This is a trolley problem that badly needs a third option.
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>>3513250
Don't worry sheep-kun your wool is comfy and its all that should matter. Lets be comfy together!
>trust in Blake and Melody (and Fitoria)
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>>3513251
It might help to point out that if it's ok to kill them for the faults she perceives, then what's the point of saving the people everywhere that are far worse?
It actually makes more sense for many of the heroes to just jump ship with all the decent people into Glass's world than it does to protect a planet of assholes.
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I've been forgetting this, but it would be funny if OG shield hero "revolutionizing" the slave industry via his "genius" plan of not beating your slaves to the point that they can't work so that they love you and enjoy being slaves only worked for shield hero. He has brainwashing on his side. Everyone else doesn't.
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>>3513251
Maybe it could also help to explain the relationship with blake? Like, we hatched her and it is our responsibility to raise her, provide for her, and protect her? it could help with her memories of the heroes that raised her, though that would be a meta hope. Also might tick her off because that could be seen as putting our responsibilities to individuals above our responsibilities to the world as a whole. Honestly, I would prefer to convince her I just need to personally be convinced there's a way to do that first. Or maybe we should ask for more explanation about what her test is about, whether she wants to know if they are kind or dedicated or what? Or maybe we agree to her test AND give her that line of yours hoping she thinks about that and considers it during the test?
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>>3513265
I doubt he was the only one who treated his slaves with some respect. I pretty mutch agree with you.

Also i'm taking and runing with the name.
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Hey I'm still confused about something, the shield hero has to executioner arms for his sins right. The Iron Maiden and the blood sacrifice. And then he has self burning curse right which is the flames. Thenvour curses are temptation and resentment or are they skills that comes from the curses series. What are they?
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>>3513288
The heck, autocorrect. How are you Messing this up. You change my two to to then you put a v in between then and our.
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Anyone else think it would be hilarious if The dragonfly bonked the queen in the head out of nowhere and it counted as a win?
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>>3513447
Hmmm... I could dig it! Would bee cool if it used a stealth skill? Like none would search for aditional silent killer when having an epic fight with a dragon!
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>>3513475
Its been there for that week of grinding and survived the boat.it night have low key gotten some levels
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>>3513447
>the dragon fly dragon is actually Puck.


i'm okay with this
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>>3513288

They are skills that comes from the curse series. The wiki is horribly vague about them.

>>3513251
Canon Fitoria would be 100% dumb birdbrain and be unable to have a civil debate like this. This incarnation of Fitoria is smart enough to acknowledge the hyprocity, but like the in char argument, nobody is perfect. She needs to see it in her own eyes to believe that another evil Dragon Emperor isn't going to be born. Unlike with Takt/Tact's crew.
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>>3513710
It was vague as hell during the Wn too. Usually MTL gibberish has a syntax you can adapt to. Those skills were straight up gibberish from what I recall. I also have no clue what or who the dragon emperor even is. For all I know it’s just the first emperor of Qing.
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>>3513224

The Later. After this first arc is done, you'll be seeing them a lot more in the next arc.

And yeah I get that about Takt and incorporating some of that. But if he's trully suppose to be the parallel/anti-version of the four heroes and the poster boy for reincarnators, then I'm going to give him the respect and attention that he deserves story/plot importance wise. And not just leave it to the spin-off.

Fitora's past get fully explained in the later LNs. Let's just say Mammou shouldn't be playing Fullmetal alchemist just to revive his dead waifu .The Vermilion Bird is a cunt second only to Myne.
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>>3513226
>>3513227
>>3513253
>>3513226

Sorry for the wait, I was trying to balance all the discussion here appropriately since there wasn't a clear victor. Orr I might have missed it.
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>>3514007

“I take it won’t be now right? Unless is my party here as well? Besides as I said before I won’t just let them do it on their own. In addition, I still need to tell them about this otherwise it won’t truly be their fight. I can’t accept your challenge for them.” You asked.

“I already brought your party with you to this location. They were strongly stubborn in just leaving your care in my hands. Especially that dragon of yours. I will let you talk to them and have them make the decision. But look at it from my point of view. On the off chance you are right and they’re people worth defending and giving your life for. Don’t you think you’re also holding them back?” Fitoria questioned you.

“What do you mean by that? “You question Fitoria back, keeping your guard as she walks towards the window.

“I told you that I been keeping an eye on all four heroes as much as I can in between my busy schedule. Such as dealing with the waves, talking to the other sentient monster leaders, being the representative of the monsters to take part in Mirellia’s request to take part in the council meeting, and trying to track the current whereabouts of that man. “She continues to look at the window, looking at the flock getting along with Rifana and company.

“I wouldn’t put it past you to think you have a poor image of me just because like all filolials I dislike dragons right? We monster have our instincts and normally we do follow them in order to survive. However, sentient creatures like myself have the choice to act upon them or not. That’s what it means to be sentient, to have free will and wisdom/intelligence. I’m not doing this based primarily on my instincts. And yet you would still try and oppose me.” Fitoria turns her head back to you.

“I won’t lie and say I’m not considering that. From my end it sounds like you’re just looking for an excuse to do away with them. Their lives are not for being wagered in foolish games. I would have thought you would have learned to be better than the people who summoned me in that regard. That it’s okay to kill them for the faults and reasons you perceive. If that’s the case, then what's the point of saving the people everywhere that are far worse? I fight with them and even if we lose you will not murder them.” You argued against her, trying to point out the flaws in her argument. You wanted Fitoria to see your point of view. To be more introspective to get where you are coming from. You also brace yourself for her possibly smacking you through halfway the entire ruined city for antagonizing her to this extreme.

[con]
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Hey how do you guys black out your words. Do you just put spoiler or is it something else?
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>>3514011

Fitoria sighs, surprising you that she didn’t get upset with that statement. After all, you were calling her no better than the people both of you agree were idiotic pieces of scum disguised in human skin. She was showing a lot more restraint than you first gave her credit. Maybe she can be reasoned with after all.

“With the way I talk about putting the world over the wellbeing of a single individual correct? Having myself just saying that gives strong ground of the hypothesis that killing them is on the table as a worst case scenario. By that logic, you would naturally resist and try and argue against them. Even if I never said I would kill them, that doesn’t change the fact on some level you still can’t trust me. Trust is a two-way path. If you want to convenience others, to try and reason to them, then you’ll have to be also willing to work with them. Bonds cannot work if neither side are willing to put faith in one another. “

“I can’t trust someone who’s willing to judge a child that I hatched based on the sins of other dragons. And it is our responsibility to raise her, provide for her, and protect her. Surely you, a ruler and the mother of all these filolials can understand a parent’s love for their child. “

“You have good comrades, but your overabundant need to protect them will only suffocate them in the long run. They’ll stop trying to think for themselves and rely on you as a clutch. Wouldn’t that problematic for both you and them? You say you don’t want to decide for them. Yet you won’t let them fight their battles alone? That’s a contradiction. Just the same, my words seem on the surface to be a contradiction as well. I’m willing to try and trust them yet I also want to test them. If I have to spell out my real intentions to you just to see the bigger picture, then we’re going to be in worse trouble than what we already are."

>Give me some more dialogue so I can transition to the next choice since the battle is happening.
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>>3514012

We use spoilers. It's in the pinned quest quest
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>>3514021
Thanks
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>>3513710
Filorials are pretty smart. The problem is entirely in whatever encoding dictates their personality. I've been basically interpreting her ruthlessness as her urge to just hit the problem with a sledgehammer rather than actually have to think about it as the core problem is really that everyone is retarded.
Sort of like when there's something obvious being argued in a group/congress/parliament and the fact that people are in the way of something so basic that you wish they'd all die to leave everyone else that isn't a retard alone? She can actually do it.
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>>3514016
>fair enough you've made your point. Just allow me to explain everything to them first.

I am honestly convinced.
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>>3514016
>>3514056
Mostly supporting, albeit i have way more to say.
>We just met, of course we don't understand each other completely yet and i've had to make this stuff up as I go along.
>Did you explain anything to Riku and Lucien? I'm gonna call them and let them know that PROPER training is incoming if you didn't. Not using the curse weapons is common sense, but they might get desperate enough to use them if they think there's no alternative. I also want Lucen to be able to keep an eye on Mynne or put her somewhere she can't cause trouble (if you aren't already) before she can escape and cause even more disasters.

I'm kind of making a guess here, but I'm guessing that Mynne was bodysnatched by Medea when she went to high school?

>>3513930
The reincarnators were always weird. Even if a reincarnator didn't actually do anything they would get hunted down for years after the end of the story. It must suck to be an actual genius or talented individual since you'd get mistaken for a reincarnator and tortured to death.

Isekai stories have been going on for thousands of years too. I kinda wish I knew some of the really ancient ones to try and make a way for them to fit into our character instead of him randomly knowing weeaboo terms from what I assume is his roommate.
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>>3514101
Hey listen, I read the web novel and I'm reading the manga so I can tell you that
Mynne wasn't replaced. She is Madea!!! Okay Jokes Aside. She's just a b****. Not sure if I could cuss so I censored myself.
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>>3514177
I'm talking about in this specific iteration aka Quest. She didn't "suddenly" become worse in the WN. She was always a shit. In this quest she presumably also meets Tact and then somehow gets far worse. Given his complete disregard for sapient life it wouldn't surprise me if he went all cthulhu fhtagn and sacrificed OG (Malty/Mely?) to his god.
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>>3514101
>>3514183

You're getting warm.
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>>3514101
Support.

Sheep is doing sheep things meaning following blindly.
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I've been kind of skipping over this as my attention always goes elsewhere, but what kind of runes did we put on Blake's robe?
I think something vaguely poetic and not meta since we mostly did it for decoration at that point like
>Beloved child of Flaithrí the spear, may her life be long and full of joyful laughter,her tribulations overcome, and love await her at every step.
could do? I admittedly started stealing lines from some website about irish baby blessings i found on google at the end.
I think that's genre savvy enough to avoid a macbeth situation where there's some loophole in the phrasing that makes it have a horrible ending?

>My seven blessings on you!

>Mo sheacht mbeannacht ort!
>(pronounced Muh hyawch(k)t mann-ach(k)t urt)
Also sounds good but I didn't come up with seven blessings earlier so we'd have to add in a few more lines. Currently at 4-5 out of seven.
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So sheep-kun was boored (it happens offten) so he was thinking. (It happens not so offten)
So I came upo'n a question is there any event like monarch butterfly mass migration? It would ne good event to lvl up our dragonfly and hunt bug eater creatures atracted to the feat!
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>>3515095
Here i got something for you.
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>>3514016
>I understand...wait what happend to the other heroes? Are they veing healed too? I kinda need to apologize with Riku for stabbing him... *angry filopi queen noises* No wait i didn't intented to do it that Glass lady deflected my attack towards him...even so i should have being more carefull.
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>Over abandant protection? You realize the majority of the time I'm bringing them into combat with monsters equal to us? The only thing holding them back is the damn politics I've been having to deal with for two fucking months!

>I'll admit I'm in the thick of things, but honestly I've been doing that of my own will. You might not have realized it, but nothing bad happened to me like Nick. The Spear of Lust is simply my personality. I enjoy a good fight and will risk my life for the thrill, so it's not protecting them more than my desire to fight.

The only overprotective thing I could think of was the political side of things. She's fucking using reverse psychology so she can fucking bully Blake.
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>>3515095
Not a mass migration (and we should seriously consider the ramifications of mass monster extinction caused by the fact that everyone has to level grind) but there is an upcoming expfest which is one of the lesser reasons I wanted to get parsing and figure out the mechanics behind the exp system (as well as the rest) for the most efficient leveling. (When the tutorial mode ends and the game fucks you over in a cutscene like that it tends to be either the moment you throw the controller or start abusing the shit out of the system with any cheese tactic you can find.)
Nick also teaches a certain someone chinese fraud tactics that are CLEARLY illegal within any civilized world, so we need to be able to tell that it's blatant fraud and protect ourselves/others accordingly, but that's more of a side benefit..
>>3515164
You do raise a good point. If we were being overprotective, then Rifa would be locked in a magical tower like Rapunzel and we'd be soloing. The closest thing to overprotectiveness is Melody, and that had more to do with an actual threat she was unable to overcome.
We honestly get them INTO danger more often due to our impulsiveness.
Tact's existence even further demonstrates why it was good that we've been trying to make sure Blake has protection and can protect herself if the fact that the amount of trustworthy people who wouldn't harm Blake if they think they can get away with it is low.
I wouldn't accuse her of trying to harm Blake (despite the clear unfairness of putting Namek era Gohan up against Cell) and instead think that we're still not fully understanding each other. She sees it as overprotectiveness when the hero that raised her was able to take much more risks on account of having a shield.

We were a giant history/hero nerd so I'm not really sure that the idea that we always wanted to risk ourselves for a fight applies.Not that there aren't violent history nerds out there, but the jail time would get in the way of us finishing college.
We personally don't seem particularly lusty although we do enjoy a good fight. If there's good old fashioned lust coming off of us, it's pent up lust from being around several beautiful women and not having a clue what to do since several women being after us at once is a bit of a problem we've never had to have before. Especially since we don't know it's "ok" to have a harem. That King's line about no cheating or whatever makes it sound like monogamy is the norm to us, so the idea has probably flown over our heads. It also really just sounds like we're being used as a breeding stud . (Which is blatantly what they and every other country is doing.)
So I think we'd be averse to taking up the harem route due to the indignation of not being treated like a human being?
It might be time to start the waifu wars to clear up this lust thing . (Or accidentally make it worse).
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>>3515164
>>3515223
The first time the Lust spear came out was due to Mynne. The timing is a wee bit too coincidental and we'd have accidentally brought out the lust spear on those village heads if it was purely our personality.
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>>3515223
Sheep-kun is courious! Who did the jolly old saint Nick misslead?
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>>3515303
He taught the slave trader so many fraudulent/shady/unethical business practices that his descendants own most of the wealth on the planet thousands of years into the future where slavery is also still a thing and more prevalent than ever when in our current time it's a dying practice.
I get that the author was going for his edgy morally grey thing where you can't win via following purehearted morality or push it on others and all of that crap. The extent to which his actions objectively caused or were evil while the narrative portrays him as purehearted, good, and in the right still boggles my mind. (You can't push your morals on others, now excuse me while I push my morals on you!)
It's like if the Shiroe memes from log horizon where anons would put a media spin on his actions that are all "technically" true to make him look extreme evil gained sapience and decided they want to actually have an evil hero.
He's still got good in him and does good actions, but It's hard to blame anyone that actually thinks he's mostly evil there are plenty of actions he takes that show he clearly is.
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>>3515350
Oh no we must prevent their meating there! Sheep-kun thinks we sould organise a 4 way game of Mahjong between heros to distract him at the time of ther destined meating time!
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>>3515366
Nah. I was just gonna
use our knowledge of the xp system to test out his fraudulent XP charms. After we confront him and he uses the BS excuse that he was given by shield hero about how he technically didn't advertise that they gave bonus xp. (He just spread rumours that they were so that people would buy and let not realize that it was just the normal expfest exp) we basically broadcast his act of fraud to the entire zone and say that if he doesn't offer buybacks at 500%+ pricing there are going to be a bunch of extremely angry people that just got an extremely high level in the same place he is and it would be in his best interest to not anger them further.
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>>3515385
Sheep-kun thinks its agresive but thats not bad by itself. Saint should be ashamed that he abandioned the spirit of giving so easly!

Also havent seen our godly tourtle for moust of the day hopefully he is fine.
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>>3515459
The key is that he's the one behind the rumours and purposely hiding any information coming directly from him that says otherwise.
In a modern court he would be in jail for fraud without question.
DESU the stuff Nick told him was far worse when I realized that he introduced anarcho-capitalism to the world. That's the stage of capitalism where they destroy entire countries,assassinate leaders, and openly bribe officials for profit. I would personally end up warning the queen about what just got unleashed.
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>>3515223
>>3515164
I mean, we do seem to be a "real men communicate with their fists" kind of guy considering our brawl with Nick is what convinced us he was being set up IC. That being said the spear of lust is WAY farther overboard than anything else we've acted, especially considering while influenced by the spear of lust we were excited by the idea of both KILLING AND BEING KILLED BY NICK IN A DUEL. Also all the rape and possession stuff. Also, I can appreciate being apprehensive about Blake and Melody fighting Fitoria and about Fitoria's instincts toward Blake, but we did something similar with Nick deciding to fight him to test him against his accusations. Disallowing the test at this point feels heavily hypocritical. Also, while we are bringing them into physical danger all the time I am fairly certain Fitoria was talking about protecting them from having to make decisions. After all, if we accept that this test is not about their power then thats really the only reason why we would want to join it with them. So that we can stop them from making bad decisions that would lead to Fitoria deciding they are dangerous.

>>3514012
>Alright Fitoria. I'll trust Blake, and I'll trust >Melody, and I'll trust you.
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>>3515473
Suport!
Sheep dose sheep thing again!
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>>3515473
Yea we are a real Irish man! Our pointy stick contains the hope of an entire world!
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>>3515473
The scale between manly fights and an erection while bathed in blood is a bit large.
If even the tiniest of vices can trigger a curse weapon series then I'm not seeing how giving every hero a harem free for all at the start doesn't immediately unlock a curse series or the general assumption people have about it being a videogame/dream doesn't also unlock more behaviors they wouldn't do to a "real" world.

If it's about the decisions thing I feel almost as if there's a cultural gap here between us and her. We basically told Blake that she needs to figure out her own morality/decisions and constantly challenge them during the Galleon debacle when we told her that the ones absolutely sure they are in the right will do the worst crimes.
Melody is a big maybe since Mynne had a giant leash on her life until recently. It wasn't about stunting her growth. It was about playing keepaway with a psychopath. With the seal gone we don't actually have to be overprotective outside of basic empathy and having medical care available. She's obviously still our friend that we have to suppress boners for.
I was under the impression that everyone else was making their own decisions. We even tried to be proactive and get Melty(?)(ugh at those names) to bring up anything she might have been thinking during the meeting for the third wave. I'm actually surprised Ren or Lucien didn't come up with anything (Maybe they wanted to be quiet and see if the pope would try mind control to make em more proactive as bait?) and we brought more members while also hoping they had any input.
Elaine has been Elaine and never anything but that.
I suppose our main fault in this is that we didn't push them to make MORE decisions?
We did actually surprise her with quite a few details during our rant so her POV isn't from a complete picture.
Now if only I could even remember what my old vote even was.

I'll probably have it be their decision if they want to fight instead of mine? She's talking about how we need to let them learn how to think on their own but wants us to think on if they should fight? Bit of a lapse in logic there.
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>>3515573
I think you’re misunderstanding some things here. First of all, I was arguing that we had mild tendencies toward violence, but also that the curse series is not us. It’s far too much for that. Also, in our rant to fitoria we summarized things, she likely doesn’t have those details. She was also likely referring to the proposal that we should also fight in her test when we aren’t the ones she’s testing. Assuming this fight isn’t really about their fighting this implies we will help with their test by keeping them from making decisions fitoria may not approve of.

I’m not addressing your point about whether they accept the test not because it’s bad but because I suspect it really isnt theirs. It probably isn’t really ours either. I mean, what happens if someone says no? Fitoria is (theoretically) trying to learn about Blake by putting her in a tough situation so that fitoria can feel assured that Blake won’t just be a monstrously powerful evil dragon someone else will need to kill some day. Tbh I’m not entirely sure why melody needs to be tested, but I think that little back and forth is helping me to trust fitoria. She seems more reasonable than pretty much everyone else in power we’ve met.
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>>3515573
That's the reason I say she has another reason for this. In cannon she only challenges other fiola queens to see if they are up for the task. Now though she clearly has it out for the two. Hell, she already said she considered killing us for having the curse series.

She's going to try something in the fight to either kill, bully, or main the two. She knows hero weapons amplify monsters and she's likely afraid Blake will become the next Dragon Emperor with just that. Add in that Melody is in essence, an abomination to her, and we got two good reason for her to kill them.
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>>3515753
Down the paranoia a little bit friend...
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>>3515811
Not like we can't understand the paranoia when just about everyone really is out to get you and one of those people probably has access to ninjas. It's part of why we're so tolerant of Nick's bullshit.
>>3515744
And I completely forgot my thought out response to you.
I hadn't considered that it was a personal test but as mentioned earlier it's not unreasonable for us to be a wee bit nervous about the person talking about mass genocide and killing us off saying things like "and do what must be done."
The fight's also a little unfair unless there were some serious XP gainz from the wave going on for so long and basically killing 5 bosses in a row. She's far stronger than Glass, but Blake got one shotted by Glass in the first place. I think you can see why everyone immediately got a little apprehensive about the odds in this wager.

The only good news is that we know any threats she makes are 75% bluff since things are so bad that she can't actually do anything to make us more unstable like killing Blake/Melody.. Nick should be telling the King he can fuck off right about now for roughly the same reason and doesn't realize that they totally would /will still kill him.

I guess this brings me to random lines we can say to the party.
I have good news and Bad news.
>Good news. II seem to have convinced her to not kill everyone in Melromarc and grab a new set of heroes!
>The bad news is that it's because the situation is so fucked that everyone on the planet will probably die before she could train up a new set of heroes to be strong enough if she tried that!
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>>3516006

>But hey!! At least i won't die and now we get a chance of doing something without all those fuckers messing with us. So...big bonus? Oh and apparently there is a guy who uses a weapon to mind control beastmen, monsters, demi-humans and the things in between those so..watch out for that m'kay? Oh and Blake and Melody the filopi queen wants to fight you guys.
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I think I gotten enough to work with for a consensus.

The only question left is should I summarize the entire fight. Or give you sections in the battle to do something in the background. I'm also willing to let you write dialogue since Fitoria is going to try and make Blake develop her own ideals of what a Dragon Emperor should be. To be a dragon emperor completely different from previous incarnations.

I can't find the post asking what a dragon emperor is but assume that if this world is a video game then the Dragon Emperor is the administrative role. Or Global Mod
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>>3516397
Not entirely. Like lets have a nice chat till till a key moment. Thats what Sheel-kun thinks.
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>>3516397
Well we probably told her the story of Princess Kaguya, so Blake's starting point of reference is some person that fell in love with a girl from the moon.
Sections seems the most interesting due to twists and turns but Sheep-Kun's suggestion seems like ti could work well. Eg We end up in a conversation with Andros about fatherhood.
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>>3516748
Also a distraction as the 2 will get trown around a lot!
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>>3516793
Sounds like a pretext that caused the war QM keeps alluding to. A hero in the ancient past with a filorial could have stumbled onto one and suddenly it became a free for all on the dragons end to get the shard back.
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>>3516809
CTRL+S
If you're clicking spoiler then you're clicking for the PICTURE to be a spoiler
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So basically the Genbu Suzaku, Seiryu, Byakko Roulette Kirin/Qilin(which is technically just a giraffe) is sorta the secret boss of that setup in myth. I think it's associated with the metal "element?"
I don't actually remember them fighting Byakko.
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>>3516397
>"Blake is not wise right now but, she will be. She shal let the world test her beliefs in the crucible thats life and not just by ignorig and crushing the opinions of others! So she will emerge stringer for it as she caries the wisdom of life!

Eh this is my atempt to write Blakes dialoge line... dosent feel like somthing on would really say with a straight face for that Sheep-kun is sorry.
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>>3516836

I was actually asking for Flurry's but that's a good line to use.
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>>3516397
>" listen Blake, apparently a long time ago there was a dragon emperor. And the Dragon Emperor and the Queen, Fitoria, fought. See his worried about you because, well your a dragon, she wants to test you. So try your best, I believe in you. You'll come out with flying colors, you will see. Come now give me a hug."
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I'd like to propose that the music we've been posting is whatever is on our Music Library and add in the Kill Bill soundtrack.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hwiCkU73NA
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Sheep is thinking this has slowed down. Is god having a good day? (Then again sheep only has been here since the very end of 2nd thread)
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>>3517388

been planning how this should go while recovering from a headache. Sorry ya'll
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>>3517388

Also can someone properly archive the second thread, my headache is making me dumb.
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>>3518422
What, the thread not archived enough?
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>>3519011

I don't recall seeing the second thread on the quest/tg site archives. Unless that's a mistake.
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Just found the second thread on suptg. Seems up to date. Could maybe use some other tags to show that we selected the spear and whatnot but it's there.
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>>3519231

mind handing it to me
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>>3519306
I'm assuming that the person that archived is in charge of tags?
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/3477988/
for the thread itself.
It's on the second page atm so
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?page=1
if you were looking for that. I'm no expert on archiving. but suggestions for additions I might make are Flathri, Flurry, Spear hero, Here there be dragons, Runes, and maybe some thread specific warnings?
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>>3519335

that would be incredibly helpful thank you.
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>>3519659
I should probably clarify that I didn't make the archive.
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>>3519659
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Rising%20of%20the%20Shield%20Hero
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>>3515473
>>3515486
>>3515491
>>3515120
>>3514101
>>3514056
>>3516006
>>3516041

“I understand...wait what happened to the other heroes? Are they being healed too? I kinda need to apologize with Riku for stabbing him...” Fitoria just gave you the coldest of stares. As if you could be digging your grave any further than you are right now.

“The sword hero and bow hero have been treated. Their lives unlike yours wasn’t in danger. And they should be back at the kingdom. Unfortunately, the shield hero left long before I could meet them. I still have a lot of things to take care of with him. “Fitoria kept herself from losing her cool. Yet you swear you could hear angry Filolial Queen noises coming from her.

“No! W-Wait I didn't intend to do it! That Glass lady deflected my attack towards him...even so I should have been more careful.” You deeply apologize to Fitoria, resulting being met with a sigh.

“I can’t get mad at you for that since I’m only now telling you to work with the other heroes. That said…... I’m still upset with your recklessness. If the sword wielder had died, then we would be in trouble. If I’m being honest, we wouldn’t be able to even have this conversation."

"....what do you mean by that...."

“I’d be force to kill the remaining heroes and try again. I’m really glad it didn’t come down to that. Humane kills or not it’ll still be taking a major blow killing heroes of your current level. You’re not at the strength you should be, but you’re not as worst off as we all make it out to be. At least in comparison to training newbies from scratch before the fourth wave.”

You couldn’t get a read on Fitoria upon saying that. Rather if she genuinely didn’t want to kill you or just found the trouble to be too much of a hassle. Still, you kept your guard up as Fitoria folds her hands together.

“I’m thankful for that too. Anyway, we just met. Of course we don't understand each other completely yet and I’ve had to make this stuff up as I go along. That doesn’t mean we have to keep it that way. “You reach out your hand to Fitoria. It was a handshake. You quickly told her about the customs before preforming a proper handshake with the Filorial Queen.
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>>3520046

“Did you explain anything to Riku and Lucien? I'm going call them and let them know that PROPER training is incoming if you didn't. Not using the curse weapons is common sense, but they might get desperate enough to use them if they think there's no alternative. I also want Lucien to be able to keep an eye on Myne. Or put her somewhere she can't cause trouble (if you aren't already) before she can escape and cause even more disasters.”

“I haven’t yet. I had to consider my priorities and at the time you were the highest on the list.”

“Well thank you for looking after me. I might not like this but I’m willing to trust my friends. Blake, Melody….and you Fitoria.” You manage to catch the bird queen off guard with that. With how you been putting a resistance, she didn’t think you were willing to call her an ally much less a friend.

“…Right. Go tell the others.” With that Fitoria directed you to where your party was located. They were huddled up in tents around a campfire. The other Filolial were bonding with Rifana, Vivian, Aden and Melody. They kept their distance from Blake who luckily had Elena and Andros watching her. Sigurd on the other hand was writing down the entire experience on a book. You never pegged him to be an animal lover too.

You quickly made your way to the party. All eyes were on you as you quickly explained about the fight with Glass. It was safe to say that the majority of the party started to pummel you for being so reckless in comedic fashion. Rifana, Sigurd, and Andros were the only ones who didn’t take part. Still you could feel just how much your life meant to them. You must never let the Spear of Lust and Envy control you like that again. After all, your life didn’t just belong to you anymore.

“Good news badness time.” You clapped your hands at the party to break up the touching moment.

“Start with the good news.” Vivian points out.

“Good news. I seem to have convinced Fitoria to not kill everyone in Melromarc and grab a new set of heroes!”

“.... The bad news must be that bad to avoid such a possibility.” Sigurd retorts.

“The bad news is that it's because the situation is so fucked that everyone on the planet will probably die before she could train up a new set of heroes to be strong enough if she tried that!” Upon saying that the entire party started to look rather grim about it. To be honest you had the same expression just moments ago. Still you try your hardest to lift everyone’s spirits.

“But hey!! At least I won't die and now we get a chance of doing something without all those fuckers messing with us. So....big bonus? Oh and apparently there is a guy who uses a weapon to mind control beastmen, monsters, demi-humans and the things in between those so…. watch out for that m'kay? Oh and Blake and Melody Fitoria wants to fight you guys.”
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>>3520051


“Blake already knows about that.” You were surprised by how blunt Blake put it like the sudden realization was something the entire party knew.

“Blake was the one who picked a fight with Fitoria. Well not directly…..but she escalated the tension to this conclusion.” Elena explains, glancing at Blake who was sitting on a giant rock.

“Blake isn’t sorry! Blake had to deal with dumb birds trying to fight Blake constantly. Before that Blake wasn’t allowed to go to where master was. Blake refused to stay under Elena and Melody’s care while waiting for master to return. Blake doesn’t want that. Blake fights with master and wants to stay with master forever. So if master dies then Blake will die to be with master too. Also…... Blake sense that Fitoria wanted to settle something with Blake the moment our eyes locked upon one another.”

“On my end.…...Fitoria and Sigurd already explained to me my condition. My genes…...they been permanently damaged and mutated. It’s a miracle I’m even alive at this point. I’m still reflecting on my choice. To become a Filolial permanently…..or to risk my life trying to remove the Filolial genes in me and still suffer permanent damage. “

“Melody” Rifana looks at the dancer with a worried look on her face.

“It’s okay. Ever since my memories been returning…..I was prepared for my life to come to an end. Either by the raging genes in me, the church and myne’s attacks…...or some other outside element. I’m sorrier about the burden I put on all of you. “

>Write in your dialogue/action
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>>3520053
(not a vote)
I get that this is a soul crushing decision for Melody, but isn't the queen being right there proof that she could turn into a (quasi?)human form after changing?
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>>3520069

Fitoria could very well save her if Melody truly wants to live/not give up hope.
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>>3520053
> A burden? Is that what you think you are? I'm an ordinary man suddenly stuck with the weight of an entire world on his shoulders that expects me to die for them without complaint. I may never see or speak to my family again while they don't even get the resolution of a funeral with my body in it to know if i'm truly dead and to top it all off, that revelation from Glass tells me that it's not even a fight to save people so much as it's deciding who lives or dies. You aint a burden compared to that and I happen to enjoy your company. (group hug? I figured we were suspiciously silent about our family this whole time so now might be the best time to remember the fact that isekai'd people have families they loved back home too)
>Now give me a moment to contact Riku and Lucien. If they get desperate enough to try unlock a curse after what just happened Queenie might change her mind about this not burning down melromarc business.
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>>3520053
>"No need. We are frands and companions. One stands by those he cares about no mater what! Now lets go queeny isnt getting any younger!"

Sjeep-kun is sory if his old lady joke kills spear duded.
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>>3520183
Maybe we can work in some of our frustration about that as a source of bloodlust? We keep on taking out the pent up stress on the monsters we fight? At least then we got a believable source other than the spear spirit egging us on 99% when it comes to the curse weapon?
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>>3520183
What revelation from glass? Did we find out that glass is a hero from another world too? I don't remember that happening. Also I think this sounds a lot like were trying to put the spotlight on our problems instead of coming up organically unless QM can make a situation for it to come up. I do like the idea otherwise though. Including group hugs.

>>3520186
I doubt it will kill him. Might get him injured though.

>>3520053
>"You're not a burden. On the contrary, you're a lot of help. Besides, we're all friends here at this point, aren't we? Friends help each other, especially when there isn't anywhere else to turn. So don't worry so much about things like that. Ok?"
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>>3520365
Yea sheep-kun dose not remember it coming up.
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>>3520053
>"You're not a burden. On the contrary, you're a lot of help. Besides, we're all friends here at this point, aren't we? Friends help each other, especially when there isn't anywhere else to turn. So don't worry so much about things like that. Ok?"

i want to say that she is special to us but then i realized that could have a double meaning and i don't want to lead the girl wrong.
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>>3520382
if you're careful about how you say it, you could phrase it like "all of you are special to me", unless that has polygamous connotations in this world. Of course we'd have no way of knowing either way...
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>>3520380
>>3520365
We asked what the waves are and she said it was just a war over which world survives.
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>>3520380
>>3520365
Found the relevant portion. It's not hard to guess that she's a hero with us already knowing/suspecting Kyo is tied with the first wave and his rambling about other worlds.
>>3508080

>“The waves are a battle for survival. I do not
>know what caused the waves to come into existence. However, I do know that if the four Legendary Heroes are eliminated then this world…...will fail into oblivion. Thus, it is a battle of survival for your sake versus my sake. It is as simple as that. “Glass explained, taking notice of the fact you were circling around her.


So we know that this world ends if we fail at waves while Glass is still gonna be fine and that Kyo is also connected to waves while being from another world. 2x sapient secret wave bosses with weapons gives us reason to believe that Glass is also from another world.
Put that together with what Glass said and it shapes up into a trolley problem on a multiversal scale.
Hence, "decide who lives or dies."
It might have taken a bit to come to that conclusion but after summarizing everything and reviewing the fight with glass with Queenie I think we've got sufficient time to piece it all together by now.
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>>3520895
Huh neat! Sheep-kun is pleased
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A lulaby for the QM. Hopefully his headache didnt get worse.

Baaaa~
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>>3524070
He had a headache? Oh man i hope he gets better soon.
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I swear I had an alteration to my vote that would integrate everyone else's suggestions, but I have completely forgotten the wording and eloquence after my brain crashed and decided I must have sleep NOW.
Maybe..
>If I didn't have you guys around i'd probably have ended up a paranoid nutjob like Nicklaus.
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>>3520183
>>3520186
>>3520365
>>3520382
>>3525048

“A burden? Is that what you think you are? I'm an ordinary man suddenly stuck with the weight of an entire world on his shoulders that expects me to die for them without complaint. I may never see or speak to my family again. They don't even get the resolution of a funeral with my body in it to know if I’m truly dead. Top it all off with that revelation from Glass tells me that it's not even a fight to save people so much as it's deciding who lives or dies. You aren’t a burden compared to that and I happen to enjoy your company. “


“Flaithrí…” Melody looks at you deeply. She was soon caught off guard by your sudden hug.

“Don’t ever think of yourself as a burden. You saved me plenty times as I save you. We’re like family and family help out one another. All of you are…. very special to me. If I didn't have you guys around i'd probably have ended up a paranoid nutjob like Nicklaus. So don't worry so much about things like that. Ok?"” You smiled.

You have quite the touching moment with the entire party getting into the group hug. Melody ends up breaking down as she sobs in to your chest. Which makes Vivian, Aden and Blake sob as well. Freya holds her emotions on the inside but she’s just as touch. Rifana only sheds a tear alongside Elena as they get involved in the hug. Andros and Sigurd were touched by this but knew how to keep composure. Even the dragon fly ended up on your head hugging you as you could just feel the love with your gang.


“Never forget that we’re companions. One stands by those he cares about no matter what! Now let’s go Queenie isn’t getting any younger!" As you said that a small feather ends up grazing your face as it hits a large boulder. The boulder crumbles imminently while blood starts to drip from your face. Melody naturally treated it but you really needed to be careful with your words.


“N-Now give me a moment to contact Riku and Lucien. If they get desperate enough to try unlock a curse after what just happened Queenie might change her mind about this not burning down melromarc business.”

You quickly gave the rundown to Lucien and Riku. Naturally you told them that they should keep the information to themselves. But you explain to them everything that you found out from Fitoria. They were handling it better than you think. But you still want to check up on them directly to see if they ended up unlocking a curse series from this news and the experience with Glass.

After you settled your affairs and preparations, you and the rest of the party head to where Fitoria was waiting for you. Upon arrival, Blake and Melody step towards the Filolial Queen. Fitoria snaps her finger and soon a dome was made around the three of them. You gather that since it was their test that no interference was to be allowed. Still, you start to cheer from the bottom of your heart.
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>>3525508

>Talk to Vivian
>Talk to Sigurd
>Talk to Andros
>Talk to Rifana
>Talk to Elena
>Talk to Aden
>Continue cheering for Blake and Melody
>Something Else

Sorry for the delays, my health has gotten better but I also been doing research and preparations.
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>>3525511
>Talk to Vivian
>Talk to Andros
>Talk to Aden
>Continue cheering for Blake and Melody

I think this mix would be nice. Yust need to figure oit fluf and topic I want discused.
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>Continue cheering
I think this is the important part, make sure they realize we support them and are invested.
>Talk to Vivian
If a good chance arrives, because we have been meaning to and still have not yet managed to.
>Talk to anyone else
As long as we don't neglect cheering and watching the fight.
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You all know what time it is? Its sheep time everyone.
>>3525549
Support
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>>3525549
Taking with vivi is a go
We've been neglecting our magic lessons
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>>3525630
I would agree with the magic lessons, but I'm not sure if they're really appropriate considering the test is starting. I actually wanted to talk to Vivian about how she felt about how she felt about finding out about some of Faubley's dirty laundry. I don't think we ever got around to doing that in the second thread and I don't want to neglect that, though it might be more appropriate to broach the topic here and talk at length later. Maybe some nice magic lessons when our companions are done being tested.
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>>3525630
We have? I figured we were still taking misc lessons at nighttime but I suppose that might be a bit difficult to do while camping out if we weren't building houses via architecture spear.
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>>3525659
I hate to double post like I tend to do in quests, but I think/guessed it only aired out the why their King was such a monster instead of revealing what he's like. I got the impression that everyone in Faubley sort of tries to pretend he doesn't exist. Vivian's already at the sort of age where she'd get his unwelcome attentions. If she's disturbed by what Sigurd said then it would have to be for another reason like a general cultural/ethical taboo against such experimentation or a reminder that she only barely escaped that fate via graduating early and getting into a hero party. Or she just realized what would happen to any child she ends up having with us
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>>3525789
from the second thread

"Once they were all up you start explaining to them the bad news. Including your part in this as naturally they were rather upset, but more towards the fact that Melody was altered the way she was. Vivian was deeply sadden but also mostly quiet from the talk. You should probably have a one to one talk with Vivian at some point."

Also something we might want to talk about is her feelings about the surcharge on classups for some of our companions

"Vivian made her way to the hourglass. She wanted to boycott the entire thing in order to support Aden and Rifana. But they just ended up pushing Vivian go through with the ritual"

I mean I'm pretty sure we had intended to talk to her about these things at some point, but we didn't really seem to get a chance with the wave approaching and then glass and then fitoria.
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>>3525789

You are right on all accounts
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>>3527724
Really? I guess he's very preceptive to pick up all that. Baaa~
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>>3525549
>>3525622
>>3525630
>>3525659

You start to cheer for Melody and Blake as you begin to watch the two of them fight. It was going to be a rather tough fight despite being Two vs one. Fitoria had way more experience than the both of them combined. Not to mention you caught a glimpse of the colossal bird earlier. So even if she remained in human form, you knew she was packing a lot of power.

Yet you cheer them on as you believe in their strength. Everyone cheered as well to back them up. All except one person…Vivian. She was currently sitting by her lonesome having a somber look on her face. You tell Rifana to hold the fort as you start to walk over to Vivian. You surprise her with your bold yet goofy antics before asking her if she was alright. You remember you wanted to talk to her earlier after seeing the disgustful yet sorrowful look on her face during Sigurd’s explaination.

“I’d honestly be lying if I said I was alright. Remember what Sigurd said. Faubley is a great kingdom made from the contribution of countless heroes. I truly believe that it holds the future for the world. And yet… I’m not going to lie and not say there’s isn’t a deep darkness in my homeland. That source of darkness being the pig king. The man who is said to be a fate worse than death for any female noble that acts out of line or causes problems. Heck men wouldn’t have it easier as Faubley’s magic and science can bend even genders. So they’d be as good as dead. But they usually don’t get such treatment since Fabubley is a kingdom run on harems. Harems are a symbol of power and superiority and the king’s is the highest.”

You weren’t sure how to feel about that. With the amount of history books you read and mythology notes it made sense. That didn’t make it right especially with how the king treated females like his play things and use the magic of his kingdom to continue his torment until they were too broken to be used. Still, you asked her what’s her relation to all of this. You saw the sadden look of Vivian worsen as she takes a deep breath.

“Lesliana Rhona Faubrey is my real name. Lesty or Lucy for short. A name I threw away long ago. “There was intense anger in Vivian’s voice. You kept quiet as she resumes her story.

“My mother was one of the many women wed to the pig king. In reality she was a play thing for him that just so happened to survive and gave birth to me. Me…the bastard child of the royal family in Faubrey. Do you know what’s truly funny? Melty would be my niece. King Aultcray Melromarc XXXII is the brother of the pig king. A secret that I didn’t know until I met her…. Myne Sophia. I told you once before that I didn’t get along with during the academy. She was a troublesome woman that did whatever she wanted. Pulling pranks, causing disruption in the academy and charming all the boys into servants."
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>>3527887

“She even ended up dragging me along with her schemes. Honestly I rather eat the dirt on the ground then to be pitied by that woman. Even despite that, we ended up being rivals. My magical talents equal hers as despite my stature and weakened body. I was still able to keep up with Myne and even beat her on several occasions. Something that clearly frustrated her. She would often talk to her boy toy in particular. A blond man with a bandana and a leather jacket. He was a gifted and talented magician. A true alchemist like no other. I didn’t really catch his name but I knew he was important.”

Vivian continued to look at the ground as she starts to grip her knees. What she had to say next truly brought chills down her spine and agitated her to no end. Yet she would look for you at a moment before turning away.

“I was the superior mage…. but she was the better manipulator. She managed to do some serious digging during my final year in the academy. And that’s how she ended up finding out my real name and my true identity. She held me by knife point as she explained my options. They were either be sent off to the pig king or used as an experiment for additional testing on Yggdrasil medicine and drugs. In a way I would’ve ended up like Melody or worse if I chose the latter. In exchange my mom would be taken care of and restored with Yggdrasil’s magic of the highest quality. But deep down I knew this was a trap. Nobody who is a direct bloodline with the King would be able to live peacefully. “

“Surely you’d be fine if you just went to the king. Scum or not he’s still your dad. Even he must have some sense of restrain-“

“You think incest is going to stop a man like that? If anything he’d find it spicier and tantalizing. A lolicon blood royal at the ripe age of fourteen just wanting to be broken down and revive and broken down indefinitely. That’s the forbidden fruit that he loves so much! “

Vivian shot you down imminently after suggesting that the king would have a limit or some kind of cold. She slowly calms herself and quickly apologizes for snapping at you. She waited a bit before continuing the story.

“That was my doomed fate until the waves happened. The higher up saw this as the perfect chance. The bastard daughter of the Pig king to be use as a political tool. Offering her services to help the future queen of Melrmomac. To be with the future heroes and further Faubley’s long tradition of breeding with them. That’s the deal Myne brought to me and the higher ups took it. Who wouldn’t? This was their chance to secure more heroic dna and further the noble bloodline. Not to mention that originally it was Faubley who was planning to summon the four heroes. If they could get at least one they would be set for life. But Melrmomac beat them to the punch. So this was their next best plan.”
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>>3527894

“Myne was the one who blackmailed me into this. And her boyfriend sold my mother into experimentation as insurance. For all I know my mother could be dead or worse. I hate this. I was abandoned by the man who threw my mom aside and left her for dead as his play thing. I had to survive days wondering if the next meal I had was going to be my last for as long as I remember. I worked harder than anyone to get into that academy. And I graduated at the top of my class. I was going to seize my own future…for me and my mother. ….it isn’t fair! It isn’t fair that all of this happened to my family and peace of mind! Why should I have to be used as a puppet for political games. Why did I have to have the devil’s blood flowing in my veins! Why did I have to be a descendent of a cardinal hero! “

Your suspicions were right that Vivian was beating herself up about this. You never take someone who had so much confidence in herself that she would have deep seated seeds of self-loathing. This was a different kind of resentment that Aden had. This was more of guilt and disgust with herself. A true sin of the father kind of thing as you imagine what sort of hardships Vivian must have gone through to ultimately want to discard her birth name and hide her identity for so long.

>Comfort Vivian with a hug.
>Pet her head
>Keep your distance and focus on the fight
>Do something silly to make her laugh instead
>Something else
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Melody seems to be overtaking everyone in the waifu war extremely quickly while Elaine's head start is slightly sputtering out, but we have yet to tally the points from her protecting the town with daughteru prime.. Things are neck and neck at this junction folks!

>>3527894
>>3527900

It's a bit impressive that he actually has a large harem despite it basically being a death row full of women waiting to see who's next with dread.
I'm kinda shocked that anyone survived long enough to give birth. I think the record for survival in the source material was measured in days. It also means she's technically one of the most valuable people Faubley has since her mom is probably the only person to have ever actually survived and she is the only descendant to the line in the main family.
There would be a great deal of invested interest in keeping her a secret.
The pig king has been killing anyone else off that tried to usurp him for a very long time Everyone left would jump at the chance to maintain the bloodline when he finally croaks.

Kinda getting similar vibes as that comic with the half dragon girl.

>Female knight rides off to fight the dragon
>Dragon rapes her and she's a broken shell of her former self
>Daughter is born
>Mom tries to strangle her when she's about 5ish but can't bring herself to go all the way and they both break down in tears.
>End scene is the (now adult) daughter standing over her mom's grave.



>>3527900
>Hug Vivian
>I'm starting to understand why they keep the heroes in the dark so much. They'd all want to immediately burn everything to the ground, including whatever hero founded your kingdom.
>Do you know where they took her?
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>>3527978
Support
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>>3527978
This with a look of contemplation
"Apparently the code of ethics was either thrown
out the window or not introduced. Guess it's another
thing to add to the bucket list of messed-up wrongs to right."
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>>3527978
+1
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>>3528987
They feel like a third option to me. It's less that a code of ethics wasn't imbued and more like they're the sort of person that looks for a loophole in phrasing to get away with bad behavior while unironically thinking it's cool. An entire planet run by the exact sort of people that cause oddly specific laws and customs to exist in order to curb them.
Eg. Some hero of the past probably told them about HUMAN rights and the lesson they took from that was to not do it to humans.



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