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You are Shinji Matou, two years ago you suddenly found yourself with the memories of a complete past life that saw this world as a fictional story due to some unprecedented form of inter-dimensional transportation. Since that day, your new composite being has been working to change the grim future laid out for you.

To that end, you have focused on improving yourself as well as your relationship with your adoptive sister, Sakura, all while hiding the truth from your father, Byakuya, and your ancestor, Zouken. Should either of them find out the truth about you, then dying would be the least of your worries.

Just recently, you have met Shirou Emiya, the main character of the original Visual Novel that led to the Nasuverse exploding in popularity. You managed to end up getting into a fight with some bullies after he stubbornly refused to back down against a situation that would only have ended up in him getting hurt. It's clear that you have a long journey ahead of you.

Archive of Paradox Reincarnator: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Fate/Paradox%20Reincarnator
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Previous Thread: >>4318546
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What's the harm in introducing yourself to Shirou, anyway? It's not like he'll ever betray somebody. "I'm Shinji Matou, I feel like we ought to be friends, Emiya-san." The gold eyed boy looks like he's thinking about something as you suggest being friends, before eventually he gives you a smile. Did he have second thoughts about being the friend of somebody who could attack somebody without any hesitation? Does he even understand that the other boy was going to attack him?

"Alright then, Matou-san. I hope we get along well. But umm... We don't go to the same school, do we? I... don't actually normally walk to school this way. In fact, I don't really know why I came this way...

"Then why don't we meet each other again at this park after school, Emiya-san? I'm sure we could be friends, even if we don't go to the same school." It's not an ideal suggestion, but you don't exactly know the boy well enough to actually ask him where he lives in order to show up to his house. Well, that's not true at all. You probably know the boy better than he knows himself as of right now, and you also know where he lives. But he doesn't know you well enough that suddenly appearing at his house and asking to play wouldn't look... weird. Kiritsugu might be dying, but you aren't about to act suspicious around a man who practically lived his life being wary of others, and having a Matou suddenly show up to his house for very little reason is really just tempting fate in a way you don't want to risk. Though you suppose now is as good a time as any for Sakura to meet Shirou too. "Oi! Sakura! What are you waiting over there for?" Honestly, you have no idea why the girl has just stood gawking at you.

"O-oh! Coming, Onii-chan!" Sakura seems to have been jolted out of some sort of trance as you call her over to you. Seems like she was pretty focused on watching your performance against the bullies, to the point where she was somehow so engrossed in your actions she simply observed even long after the conflict had reached it's end. You're a little concerned by her reaction to watching you beat up those bullies, actually. You might've managed to make her a little too attached to you.

She quickly runs up to you and Shirou, greeting the slightly older boy politely, but otherwise showing no other interest in him. Her eyes fixate only on you throughout the entire conversation. Oh. You've definitely changed something here. Of course you weren't expecting Sakura to just immediately fall in love with Shirou, and a part of you is actually hoping she doesn't end up falling with him to save her the heartbreak when Shirou ends up falling in love with Saber. But to see her almost completely ignore the boy? It feels almost unreal! For the two who had such a touching romance to not even care about the other!
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Even Shirou seems far more interested in talking to you than he does talking with Sakura too! Conversing with you for a while about the meaningless things children talk about until eventually, you are reminded by the time when a fourth voice joins into the conversation. "Shirou-kun! There you are! Why did you run away like that? Now we're both going to be late! Kiritsugu is going to be upset, you know." The Tiger of Fuyuki, Taiga Fujimura, bursts onto the scene! The teenager is dressed in a Homurahara school uniform and would be about sixteen years old or so right now, if your memory serves. She's scolding Shirou pretty badly though, looks like he ran off to try and resolve some injustice going on. What, did his superhero sense kick in or something? It's amazing, you've actually read exactly how Shirou thinks, and the inner workings of his mind are still a complete mystery! How on earth does he even do it?

Taiga squints at you and Sakura, the two of you awkwardly shuffling about as you try to back away from the older woman. You can't win against this woman, she's simply too much. The only option for you is to retreat! "Hey! You two kids! You better not try skipping school again, and you'd especially not try to drag my Shirou into it!" The teenager gives you a stern warning, her serious side shining through a moment. This woman does end up becoming a teacher, after all.

"A-ah. Please, accept my apologies, I was just helping Emiya-san to scare away some bullies!" You tell the woman the complete truth as you make your escape from the playground and head to school. Thankfully, Taiga instead chooses to question Shirou and his own actions than focus any further on you. Allowing you to take Sakura by the hand and make a swift getaway.

Hours later, you find yourself sitting at your desk, having already completely every piece of work set out for you to do and absentmindedly scribbling on a piece of paper. Thinking of what you ought to do next, you begin to start thinking about potential plans and things to get up to before your deadline of the Fifth Holy Grail War. Of course, you're much too young to actually leave the country, at least by yourself. Waver could probably hypnotize anyone asking questions and allow for your escape. But what would you even get up to if you left the country? Try to contact the Einzbern? Try to join the Clock Tower? Simply have Waver tutor you? At such a young age, your options are really quite limited.
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Then you remember that you might not even need to leave the country at all. Misaki Town is only ever a train ride away, and while you haven't actually found out what sort of timeline you are in right now, there's almost a guarantee that something interesting is happening in Misaki Town. In fact, if your calculations are correct, about this time should be when Shiki Tohno would have his 'accident' and would end up meeting Aoko Aozaki, the Fifth. If there was an ally that you could possibly want on your side, it would be Aoko. Well, Aoko or Arcueid, but somehow you doubt that convincing Arcueid to come help you out in beating up an Ancient Sumerian asshole is going to be easy. That is if she even exists. Timeline rules really started getting flimsy as the series went along. As of Requiem, you're pretty sure that pretty much anything goes, too.

Of course, you suppose you could always work on meeting Rin, you're going to have to get to know her at some point. You don't know how Sakura might take you going to go and see Rin privately would go down though, so maybe that's not the best idea...

Then of course, you could just work on getting to know Shirou better. You feel like you could be really great friends with the future hero of justice. All you need to do is make sure he doesn't ever get himself into too much trouble.

>See about leaving the country with Waver for a while (Destination?)
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
>Meet Rin. Against your better judgement.
>Continue as you normally would and attempt to befriend Shirou and by extension, Taiga, before focusing on any of these grander plans.
>Write-in...
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>>4329870
>Continue as you normally would and attempt to befriend Shirou and by extension, Taiga, before focusing on any of these grander plans.
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>>4329870
>>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
>>Write-in...
Ask if Waver wants to come. It's less suspicious if we have an older guardian with us.
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
Well fuck, I was thinking of getting Monica to check up on hospital records to see if Shiki had his accident yet, but if we did the calculations, guess this wouldn't hurt
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>>4329870
>>See about leaving the country with Waver for a while (Destination?)
my instinct says shirou but i want to see how this turns out
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>>4329870
Aoko and work on sakura romance
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>>4329863
>You might've managed to make her a little too attached to you
Idk about you guys but I don't wanna leave her for too long now
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>>4329912
Too late, worm girl isn't as good as time shotacon.
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>>4329915
I know you're right and i voted for Aoko too but goddamn it I don't know if i wanna leave her alone for years at a time now
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
Hopefully our Rosie Cheek lookin ass will draw Aoko out so we won't have to be looking around too long.
Also hot damn I guess Sakura's affections are ours. It's to be expected, but it's also incredibly dangerous.
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>>4329920
It's a good think.
We can't have her getting any more attached than she is now, lest her affections get used against us both.
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>>4329870
>>Continue as you normally would and attempt to befriend Shirou and by extension, Taiga, before focusing on any of these grander plans.
Just this once, forgo power, acquire Taiga.
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Honestly, even if we manage to convince Doctor Who to take us along for the ride, I think we should hold off for a little while and just keep her as a contact same as Waver and Monica. Kerry dies in 3 years, Shirou needs to start learning magic now so he isn't a total burden to Saber and we need to meet with Rin now so if worst case scenario happens, she takes over Shirou's training. Better to cultivate the abilities and relationships of allies that we know will take part in the HGW than try to solve all their problems ourselves
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>>4329951
Honestly, since we're here I don't want to leave Fuyuki until I absolutely have to. I'm expecting about 3 to 5 years before the grail war happens zouken will catch on.
Maybe sooner with how Sakura is clinging and getting all yandere.
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>>4329962
well meeting Aoko is time sensitive (she's wandering the Earth and this is the only location that we're halfway sure she'll be at) and Misaki town is apparently a train ride away. We don't have to completely leave Fuyuki just yet but if we ever want to meet Aoko and take part in Tsukihime, we have to go now and make a good first impression. And I expected Zouken to use Sakura's affection for us in a more demented way than just holding our life over her
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>>4329962
Speaking of not leaving Fuyuki, how long until the next Carnival Moment? It happens every 10 years, so would it be 2000?
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
It's really the only option. Although I'd like it to be a brief visit rather than a long-term thing; abandoning Sakura at this point would be just incredibly cruel.
>>4329943
She's in love with Kiritsugu already. Sorry.
>>4329962
You voted to leave Fuyuki, but you don't want to leave Fuyuki?
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>>4329870
>>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
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>>4329981
>>4329991
Nah, when I say leaving Fuyuki, I mean like apprenticing under Waver or Monica, or going to the Clock Tower. Where we fuck off completely and only return for the Holy Grail War and Tsukihime.
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>>4330007
Oh yeah I completely agree with you, I honestly don't want to leave Fuyuki at all but I know we're gonna have to eventually so i'd want to do it until absolutely necessary, there's just way too much to do in Fuyuki
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>>4330007
Ah. I definitely agree with you there, then; it seems like it'd be a waste.
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
Aoko's fine and all, but we should really be aiming for pic related.
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
Keep her as a contact, same as Waver. Maybe a weird magic thing could be used to be able to do so at a 100% success rate? It might come in handy years later when the 5th HGW begins.
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
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I hope Aoko can help us activate our magic circuits in such a way as to keep them secret from Zouken. That'd definitely be help on par with giving Shiki his mystic eye killers.
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>>4330080
If she helps us in any way, it's probably going to be in relation to being an outsider, or our developing Reality Marble.
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do you guys wanna be a Dead Apostle? I feel like I can be convinced but idk yet
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>>4330090
For me it would depend on how strong our Reality Marble becomes.
All-Fiction should give us immortality, but I'm not sure how it would effect aging.
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Real talk people, when do you guys want to go full monologuing madman and spill the isekai shit to the cast of Fate/Stay Night? During the final days? Facing Gilgamesh and Kirei? Caster and EMIYA?
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>>4330090
No
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>>4330112
The time will come and we will know it
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>>4330112
Spill the beans? Idk, go full monologue? Probably the final fight or to EMIYA
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>>4330112
My plan is to wait for the exact moment EMIYA tries his brooding and mysterious shit with his identity, then just go "Sup Shirou" and move on.
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>>4330126
I second this that’s a great idea
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You think the isekai is ever gonna get explained or will it just be a thing that somehow happened?
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>>4330090
Immortality is always good. Not sure if DA is the way to do it, but if we get Sacchin in our camp we'll have a method open. We can be reality marble buddies with her too.
>>4330112
For me the when on that would be never.
>>4330131
Zelretch. There's your explanation.
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>>4330120
>>4330121
>>4330126
>>4330137
OK but the question now is what theme will WhatIs make play during the climactic segment?
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3BF80736D5207A83
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVnxnKg9Uia9KFrz8Ul4wKNzHtvs4mIsI
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVnxnKg9Uia_RqUjZqXDx_3AEDwydP-Xu
I can just imagine Shinji doing the laughs during that scenario. Despite being Isekai Bro + Shinji together, he's still Shinji in the end, and Isekai Bro knows it. Maybe in-character he'll go "I've been waiting YEARS for this moment! Its only fair I grandstand a little bit, right?" and give in to the Shinji ranting? Not sure how out of character that would be for this quest though. I just want a big crazy absolute madman monologue while WhatIs describes the sheer shock and horror of every character in the vicinity in a way Nasu would approve of.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s91hCOxDkUk
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>>4330158
In the sunlight
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>>4329870
>See about leaving the country with Waver for a while (Destination?)
Clocktower
>>4330090
I'm pretty sure that would mean shirou would have a moral obligation to kill us, and he already kind of doesn't like us that much so far, and we don't have tits to seduce him with
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>>4330176
>he already kind of doesn't like us that much so far
He was literally hanging on to our every word, same as Sakura
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How funny will it be if Sakura ends up resenting Shirou for 'taking Onii-chan away' because we hang out with him too much over the next few years?
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
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>>4330206
I swear, if that one anon's sakura rape predictions comes true then I'll scream with laughter.
That said let's try to avoid that as much as possible, yes?
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>>4330158
I personally like the Fates/City method of theme acquisition where we find songs that aren't in the og soundtrack and aren't being used by other media.
I feel it's best we wait on that though. Get a feel for this stories true tone before we commit to anything.
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>>4329870
>Visit Misaki Town, the chance to meet Aoko is just too big to miss out on!
Shotaconwizard please!
>>4329928
Rosy Cheeks vs Tohno Gland
The ultimate battle for dominance over women. Ganbatte, Shinji!
>>4329991
>She's in love with Kiritsugu
Yeah but he dies in three years. Taiga route shall not be locked!
>>4330080
Maybe some sort of magical gizmo that hides all the magical energy produced by somebody? That would be super useful, actually.
>>4330112
>Caster
I kinda want to save Caster.
Imagine bringing her along to Tsukihime to shit on everyone with no Magic Resistance. As for the monologue, meh. I'd rather not reveal our Threat to Humanity status to Alaya. We're practically a Foreigner and I'd rather not be GRAND'd
>>4330158
Knowing WhatIs, probably Castlevania music.
>>4330090
We'd need to research a method to become one. Or have Atari Dumbledore drink our blood after putting down Roa to make us a Super Dead Apostle.
But yeah, Arc would try to kill us for going the Apostle route.
Let's just hope our All Fiction works like Kumagawa's to give us immunity to aging.
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>>4330899
>Yeah but he dies in three years. Taiga route shall not be locked!
If Aoko wasn't so vital I'd go for hanging out with Taiga.
Sexy Teacher Route would be amazing.
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Guys, now that we have functioning Magic Circuits, since we're a Matou by bloodline won't we get the command seals instead of Sakura?

>>4330899
If we got something that could mask Magical Energy that would be seriously nice, we'd be able to experiment with our Magic Circuits freely.

I'd like to Caster too, if she gets summoned again.
If we have Kuzuki mentor us in the snake style, we could introduce them too.

I'm not concerned by having to research how to become a DA, since it took 8 year old Shinji a few days to figure out how to create bounded fields, I'm sure he can figure it out if he has time.
Becoming a target and losing the ability to go out during the day would suck alot though.

I hope our All-Fiction will include the ability Kumagawa had to erase anything, including concepts, that would be so useful.

>>4330916
>Taiga the sexy teacher route.
Did we read the same VN?
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>>4330923
Taiga Fujimura is an English teacher, or will be soon enough.
She is also damn sexy.
Sexy Teacher Route.
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>>4330930
She's more cute than sexy to me.
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>>4330934
>She's more cute than sexy
That distinction doesn't stop Illyafags god bless their souls, so it's not gonna stop me either!
Taiga. Can. Get. This. Dick!
End of story.
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>>4330937
But Illya is both cute AND sexy.
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I will FUCK Taiga
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>>4330940
True, but so is Taiga if you ask me.
It's Fates damn it! What girl isn't cute and sexy?
Have you seen Saber eat a burger?
It's all semantics at the end of the day.
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>>4330948
Sexiness tends to be displayed by maturity, while cuteness tends to be displayed by childishness.
It's not semantics at all.
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>>4330950
You know what, fair.
That aside, as far as I'm concerned and like I've been trying to say, fates girls are all a bit cute and a bit sexy. The ratio may vary. And while you may disagree, I think Taiga is sexy enough to make the Sexy Teacher name valid.
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>>4330957
Sexy:
Rin>Rider>taiga>Kotomine kirei>everyone else
Cute:
Saber>illyasviel>Mitsuzuri>Makidera gang>Makidera >Sakura
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>>4330968
Putting Sakura at the bottom is a very brave move seeing how this quest has been going.
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>>4330968
Sakura imo has that perfect mix of cute and sexy
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>>4330968
I feel that this tier list is almost a transgression against humanity.
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>>4330972
I want her to be happy doesn’t mean I think she’s hot.
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>>4330976
I want to pin Makidera down before she can run away
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So... this... is the power of autism...
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>>4331001
You have seen NOTHING
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>Continue as you normally would
>>4329885
>>4329943

>Visit Misaki and ask Waver if he wants to come
>>4329886
>Visit Misaki
>>4329891
>>4329910 (I think?)
>>4329928
>>4329991
>>4330000
>>4330064
>>4330075
>>4330077
>>4330422
>>4330534
>>4330899

>Leave the country
>>4329895
>>4330176

We have a very clear winner.
Seems Aoko is quite popular.
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Would suddenly going to another town set up a miniscule red flag for Shitty Worm Grandpa? Or is he just eternally off in "I don't give a shit" land?
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>>4331054
Guess we'll find out.
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>>4331050
yeah really shocked that the time traveling shotacon in vampire land is popular

>>4331054
Depends how long we stay, if its for like a day, i doubt he gives a shit, if its longer, then he might be turning his head
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>>4331054
If we're gone for too long he'll notice our omega circuits and then we'll probably have to run for good
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>>4331054
Work grandpa does not give a shit about us at all.
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>>4331054
>Or is he just eternally off in "I don't give a shit" land?
Right now, he's eternally off in "I don't give a shit" land, because he still thinks we're useless trash. Doesn't mean we should let our guard down, but it gives us leeway to do things like a trip to Misaki Town without anyone caring.

>>4331050
>Nobody else wanted a brotrip with Waver.
Can we at least bring Shirou?
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>>4331095
Tfw nobody wants to be friends with waver
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>>4331095
Shirou still has a dad that's alive and cares about him
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>>4331098
It's fine, we'll call it an extended learning expedition as we go and learn about our neighboring town.
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>>4330916
>Taiga
>Sexy
Anon, I... I don't understand. Like the other guy said, did we read the same VN? She's a great character, and I've always liked her, but she's definitely written to have a purely platonic, comedy relief appeal.
>>4330940
Cute and funny, and sexy. Don't forget.
>>4330968
This is a travesty and I'll say no more to you, sir.
>>4331095
>Can we at least bring Shirou?
Can we not?
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>>4331122
>Can we not?
No. Justice Buddies forever.
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>>4331123
Buddies, fine, but this justice thing has me worried. We're not an obsessive wannabe hero with a holy sheath in our chest. Let's leave the justice to the guy who builds his whole life around it and just focus on getting our happy end.
For the record, I wouldn't want to take Shiki back to Fuyuki either. Bringing the canon protagonists out of their towns just feels wrong.
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>>4331128
>just focus on getting our happy end
No, everyone gets their happy ending, Shirou doesn't die alone in Syria
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>>4331132
He doesn't need our help not to, anon. I'd like to know just why you think it's even a risk. The only timeline where that happens is the Archer timeline, so if EMIYA gets summoned he's fine.
He got like 6 different happy endings with Shinji as his concerted enemy, remember?
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>>4331128
Do we not want justice? We may not be as autistically obsessed with the idea as Shirou is, but we want justice for the friends who had bad ends and to bring about good ends for them.
Justice Buddies fits us just fine.

>I wouldn't want to take Shiki back to Fuyuki either.
Speaking of, anyone opposed to a Justice Buddies anime night? We can invite Shirou, Waver, Shiki and Arc. Just like shit so we can hang out and get people who'd never interact to interact.
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>>4331134
there's still a chance and i don't want that to happen
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>>4331135
We can be magic boys and wear embarrassing outfits
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>>4331138
Nah man, magical boys wear cool outfits, magical girls wear embarrassing outfits. Unless there's some genderswapping shit going on, then we'll end up in the tiny miniskirt.
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>>4331148
and we'lll ROCK THAT MINISKIRT
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>>4331135
Jesus Christ. I really don't get your thinking. Trying to take care of your friends is just normal human behavior. No ridiculous nickname or justice-labeling required.
And no, I'm not in favor of getting Shirou, Waver, Shiki, and Arcueid in a room just for the sake of having them watch TV and recreating Carnival Phantasm shenanigans.
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>>4331152
>And no, I'm not in favor of getting Shirou, Waver, Shiki, and Arcueid in a room just for the sake of having them watch TV and recreating Carnival Phantasm shenanigans.
coward
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>>4331149
We can always pick up that magic stick and see what happens.

>>4331152
>And no, I'm not in favor of getting Shirou, Waver, Shiki, and Arcueid in a room just for the sake of having them watch TV and recreating Carnival Phantasm shenanigans
Who gave you the funectomy.
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>>4331162
I'd say it was the guy calling us justice buddies, because aside from the whole Shijou/justice thing I've been having plenty of fun with the quest.
Derailing Tsukihime as well as Waver's life to have a get-together would be a colossal waste of time and effort, though, and I bet Shirou considers anime to be for the insufficiently heroic. Just like alarm clocks.
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>>4331170
>Derailing Tsukihime as well as Waver's life to have a get-together would be a colossal waste of time and effort
Get off the canon rails anon. We've already started to blow them apart, there's no reason to stick to them.
Until Waver leaves Fuyuki he's not doing anything important enough that an anime night will disrupt and Tsukihime doesn't actually start until right before the fifth and after the fifth, tsukihime will be over so who gives a shit and Lord El-Melloi II would probably enjoy an anime/game night.
Or are you worried about violently disrupting that good long stretch of years between now and the fifth where nothing happens with an anime night?

>I'd say it was the guy calling us justice buddies
Multiple anons are having fun with the idea and using that name. You are literally the only person sperging about it.
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Of course, your best option would be to try finding Aoko in Misaki town. Even if it's a doomed effort brought about by separate timelines, the potential payoff is such that simply looking into things couldn't hurt. Annoyingly, the internet just isn't at a point where you can really look up the information you want, even after you saved up and purchased quite an expensive PC, you haven't really managed to get much use out of it yet, you couldn't even confirm if the Tohno existed!

You suppose it doesn't hurt to have a computer though, at some point, the internet is going to become a vital source of information for you, even if it's currently over two decades out of date compared to what you're used to. A smirk comes to your face as you consider the possibility of recreating some of the most important and popular sites on the internet before they are actually created. You could practically monopolize social media! Those thoughts should really come for later though. Personal wealth will be immensely easy for you to amass anyway, even if all you did was just buy thousands of bitcoins while they were still worthless and sold them at their peak, you could still effortlessly become a billionaire. Hell, you could even exploit the upcoming financial crash to make serious cash too, but that's after the Fifth War anyway and if things have a positive conclusion after that war, then the rest of your life would be completely effortless.

Still, thoughts on how to gain huge amounts of money aren't all that relevant anyway, not unless you can bribe Zouken to death. Well, that's not entirely true... You suppose you could hire quite a powerful hit-squad of elite freelancers to take out the worm if you had enough money. Maybe it would even be possible to find somebody capable of extracting the heart worm from Sakura in a way that doesn't put her life in danger! Though the biggest problem with gaining money is that... well... you're ten years old, and most avenues for actually making money are sealed off to you unless you were to somehow rope Waver into a money making scheme.

You bring your mind back to Misaki Town, and of the possible prospect of meeting Aoko Aozaki and the young Shiki Tohno. Shiki would be a great ally to have on your side, whether he could kill Servants or not. The Mystic Eyes of Death Perception are just completely broken, even if Shiki's physical abilities aren't exactly the most consistent. Chalk it up to Nasu making martial arts and 'assassin training' overpowered. Saber would attest to that, you're sure.
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>>4331178
I want every character to be happy and be friends because I genuinely care about these characters. Backing up what you’re saying basically
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Eventually, you finish the school day, getting perfect marks as usual despite not actually paying any attention to your teacher or the lesson. Your very existence is beginning to make your teacher seethe, especially when you smirk at her upon handing in whatever work it is that needed doing after spending only a few minutes actually filling it out or working on it. Some people just can't stand those more naturally talented than they are, and if there's one thing in Shinji's credit, it's that he was indeed very intelligent when it came to matters not related to magic. That intelligence seems to have interacted really quite strangely with your own and you feel like even if you didn't already know the answers to the vast majority of questions you are asked, actually figuring them out would be a nearly effortless task.

Now that you've decided on heading to Misaki town, you really ought to decide on just how you want to go about heading to the town. Of course, you'll probably end up getting the train, but there's always the chance that you'll get stopped by an adult for trying to travel without supervision, and you might not be able to just talk your way out of it either. But then again, the only adult you can trust to help you out is Waver, well, you suppose you could ask Monica if she could act as your guardian for a couple of days. You do have about two million yen saved up, after all.

Then there's also the question of how long you should actually spend in Misaki Town. You don't really want to leave Sakura alone for too long, but it really might be for the best to give her something of a break from you. You've noticed that she does seem to be getting really attached to you recently, and that's the sort of thing that would allow Zouken to gain an advantage over her mentally. Though Sakura isn't stupid, and neither are you. You've tried to keep your positive relationship less obvious in appearance whenever Zouken might've been watching the two of you. It's really some sort of unspoken thing between the two of you. You're glad that Sakura understands, at least.
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Even so, you don't want to leave her alone for too long. If you've truly become the only light in the girl's life, then leaving her in the dark at Zouken's mercy isn't something you really want to do for a very long time. She's counting on you, after all. But it's because she's counting on you that you need to actually do this. If Aoko is truly there, then she can provide you with some true guidance as to what you ought to do. Especially if she's as much of a shotacon as she appears to be, if that truly does turn out to be the case then your well-refined boyish charms will once again serve you incredibly well. If there's one thing that you would like for Aoko to do for you though, it's to give you a way to begin actively practicing magic without the possibility of Zouken finding out what you are up to.

>>Double Vote
>Go to Misaki Town
>>Alone
>>With Waver
>>With Monica
>Write-in...
and
>Plan your trip to Misaki Town for
>One day
>Three days
>One week
>Two weeks
>Write-in...
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>>4331178
Since your idea assumes Shiki and Arcueid will be together, and they won't be during that "good long stretch of years," we can toss that out first of all.
I have no idea what Lord El-Melloi II would enjoy, but considering he'll presumably be living in England at that point, calling him back to Japan for a dinner and TV night seems more than a little insane. If he's still living in Fuyuki, sure! Do whatever.
As for after the 5th, I really don't care what we do then. It's the end of the VN, so I'd expect it to be the end of this quest. If it isn't, we can waste all the time we want, naturally. After the 5th is the best time for Carnival Phantasm-like shenanigans to happen, after all.
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>>4331178
Also, drop the "you just want to ride the canon rails!" crap. It's nonsense. I voted for going to Misaki Town, I was the first person in the last thread to suggest learning from Aoko, and I've been suggesting we make our own story separate from any of the FSN routes. I'm not trying to keep us constrained within canon. But these people have their own lives, live in different countries or parts of the country, and have no actual reason to be friends with each other except for fan sentiments like >>4331190.
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>>4331196
>Go to Misaki Town
>>Alone
>Plan your trip to Misaki Town for
>>Three Days
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>>4331196
>>>With Waver
>three days
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>>4331196
ah fuck this vote is actually hard uh
>Alone
>Three Days
I feel like if we go any longer then we're gonna cause some problems and make Zouken actually pay attention to us, and I feel like its gonna be suspicious as fuck if we show up with a magic hitman or a Magus
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>>4331205
Might be better to switch to With Monica, actually. This is a bit uncertain.
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>>4331196
>>>With Waver
>>Write-in...
With Shirou

>>Three days

>>4331197
>It's the end of the VN, so I'd expect it to be the end of this quest.
Goddamn, the egotistical audacity of this sentence. I bet WhatIs is happy you're here to decide when his quest ends for him.

Even if we don't have Arc yet, we can still invite Shiki over. We're at the perfect opportunity to meet him and try and spark a friendship before tsukihime starts.

>I have no idea what Lord El-Melloi II would enjoy
I can see that. Pic related.
He is so stressed, his sole hobby is video games. To the point he buys them, plays through and then send surveys. Dude would probably embrace a hang out night.

>and have no actual reason to be friends with each other except for fan sentiments
Not in canon because they never met. This is why I keep saying you're riding the canon rails.
But we're here, we can literally connect and introduce all these people and get a friendship going that would have never happened in game. That's part of fun of an isekai quest.
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>>4331202
Shut the fuck up nerd
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>>4331217
The amount of bad personal qualities you're willing to ascribe to me just because we disagree is staggering. Expecting one team or another to win a baseball game doesn't mean I believe I'm controlling it. Expecting the quest to end when the original story doesn't mean I'm deciding how anything should go. All it means is that I'll be surprised if it turns out differently.
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>>4331229
Shut the fuck up nerd
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>>4331239
Both of you, why are you so angry about this? Disagreeing with another player on where you want a quest to go isn't just a total non-issue, it's pretty much an inevitability. Why not try dialing back the investment a little bit?
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>>4331242
You invite it. Watch how you squirm
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>>4331196
>Go to Misaki Town
>With Waver
We need backup, and Waver IS that backup.
>Three days
Any longer and Zouken will notice and Sakura will get even sadder.
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This quest keeps making me want to give Sakura a happy life, this must be what Shirou felt
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>>4331229
>Expecting the quest to end when the original story doesn't mean I'm deciding how anything should go.
The original story doesn't end there and we've already potentially got Tsukihime involved, which possibly involves Kara no Kyoukai. Assuming we're going to end at the end of FSN is kind of silly.
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>>4331196
>With Monica
>One week
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>>4331245
Now that's just funny.
>>4331252
Can't say I disagree.
>>4331254
We'll see. To my knowledge Tsukihime takes place before FSN, so I hadn't really factored that in; unless you were hoping to follow Shiki and Arc on their vampire hunting adventures from the abortive Tsukihime 2 plot. I haven't read the Kara no Kyoukai books, so I'll take your word that they're inextricably tied to the events of Tsukihime and continue on after that game's timeframe.
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>>4331265
>unless you were hoping to follow Shiki and Arc on their vampire hunting adventures from the abortive Tsukihime 2 plot
I would not mind being bros with Dante from Devil May Cry personally
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>>4331265
Kara no Kyoukai is before Tsukihime. It's already happened, but still.
There's still the events of Melty Blood however that we could get involved in. We could also get involved in the Lord El-Melloi II Case Files but I think that happens concurrently with Tsukihime so we'd have to pick.

I wouldn't mind vampire hunter adventures with Shiki and Arc though.
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>>4331284
Here's an idea. After the War we move to England, join the Clock Tower, and try to start the Matou up again as a less horrible magus family. See how well we can do in the Mages' Association. That'd also give us more of a chance to continue the friendship with Waver we've started now, and keep tabs on Rin and Shirou if they end up in a UBW-esque ending there, without riding anyone else's plot coattails. Thoughts?
Bonus points for merging the Einzbern and Makiri if we've married Illya by this time.
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>>4331284
>Taking place 10 years after the events of Fourth Holy Grail War and 2 months before the events of Fate/stay night
depending on how WhatIsA handles the timeline, we'd basically be able to do all of these adventures in quick succession, kinda like a boss rush
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>>4331287
>Bonus points for merging the Einzbern and Makiri if we've married Illya by this time.
doing this actually in some weird fucked up way honors Zouken who had the hots for Justeaze
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>>4331290
See? We'd even be being a good grandson. It's the perfect plan.
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Hot take: kill all Mages
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>>4331296
You, Gilgamesh, and Kirei
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>>4331287
What if we marry Luvia Edelfelt instead and agree to each take one child to carry on the family name.

>>4331288
I'm up for Case Files/Tsukihime/FGW boss rush.
Anyone else feel like going to beat up ORT while we're at it?
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>>4331300
>marry Luvia Edelfel
Bleh. I'd rather leave her to get into catfights over Shirou with Rin.
Seriously, though, what do you think of joining the Clock Tower after the the fifth HGW? I think it's probably the best life path for Shinji.
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Okay so I'm researching the timeline, Tsukihime takes place in mid October until November, FSN begins on January 31st (Though it might begin a little earlier as we're likely to teach Shirou how to be a proper Magus and he'll summon Saber on his own) and Case Files takes place 2 months before the events of FSN. So basically, we go to Misaki town to do our vampire stuff, Case Files to help Waver do his magic crime solving and FSN a little before it begins. This is fucking hard mode guys
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>>4331196
>With Monica
>One week
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>>4331304
>Shirou with Rin
first off, Shirou is for Saber
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>>4331304
>not liking Blonde Rin.
Disgusting.

>>4331314
Are we going to try and introduce Waver and Kerry to Gray early to try and cure Kerry?
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>>4331196
>alone
>with Monica
I'm interested in what her abilities are. We can also flex our shota charm and circuits on her.
Also, why don't we just take Arc for ourselves? It's not like a Shirou-Saber situation where they complete eachother at all, and All-Fiction ought to be enough to catch Arc's Eye. She's also one of the heroines who are happy to share the protagonist.
Akiha is a better match for Shiki anyway.
>>4331252
She's heading straight down the path of brocon yandere.
The best path.
>>4331287
I wouldn't mind creating the most powerful magus family of all. Shouldn't we also have that sorcerous trait from Shinji's mother?
>>4331288
Overworked Shinji's life is suffering.
>>4331290
Zolgen was a cool dude, he's just turned evil because immortality in Nasuverse makes you act like a dick except when it doesn't.
>>4331296
Suicide is a sin.
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>>4331196
>With Monica
>Three days
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>>4331322
Its worth a shot, chances seem kinda low but we gotta try even if its a longshot. Its the right thing to do to try our best to save Kerry
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>>4331314
I feel like if we do that we'll be so broken by the time we actually get to the Grail War that it'll have no danger at all. To quote somebody from the last threat, it'll be a playground, not a battlefield. Just throwing that out there.

>>4331320
UBW Good, my man.

>>4331322
>Blonde Rin
What does Extra have to do with this?
>cure Kerry
Please, God, no.

>>4331323
You need to vote for a timeframe, you've got alone and with monica.
>Also, why don't we just take Arc for ourselves?
Could be fun, although Satsuki is still Tsukihime's best girl.
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>>4331287
>>4331300
>>4331304
If we were to play magical Crusader Kings Reines is probably the best bet from a political standpoint.
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>>4331336
well i'm greedy and want Rin too, also i'm morbidly interested in the drama with her and Sakura
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>>4331336
>I feel like if we do that we'll be so broken by the time we actually get to the Grail War that it'll have no danger at all.
Potentially, but I trust WhatIs to not make it that easy for us. Elegy of Inheritance has shown he can handle a powerful protag well.

>What does Extra have to do with this?
What? I'm confused as to where Extra comes in on this.
Luvia is Blonde Rin. Because she is literally a blonde Rin appearance wise and is used as a mirror to Rin in alot of fate shit.

>Please, God, no.
Please, god, yes.
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>>4331343
>He doesn't know about blonde rin
Anon...I
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>>4331343
Tohsaka Rin is shown to be blonde in the ending of Fate/Extra. It's a joke.
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>>4331344
>>4331345
Oh, I actually didn't know about those. Gotta tick off another Rin for the Rin box then.

Also guys, can we please bring Waver? I'd really like to get him some connections with the Fifth.
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>>4331347
>can we please bring Waver?
It's Monica or nobody for my money. Sorry. I like the idea of young Shinji doing all his work by manipulating older women with peculiar interests, and I think the most practical choice is to go alone.
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>>4331347
It's a tough choice, but I'd like to know more about what's up with Monica. We'll have time to chill with Waver soon enough I'm sure.
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>>4331196
>>4331205
Changing my vote to:
>Go to Misaki Town
>>With Monica
>Plan your trip to Misaki Town for
>>Three Days
There just aren't enough others voting to go alone.
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>>4331337
But the legendary Illya route, anon! The only better match we could find than the Holy Grail personified would be a girl with some kind of direct connection to the Root!
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>>4331196
>With Waver
>Three days
Intorducing Waver to the really weird shit of the Nasuverse'll give him a leg up in his Case Files days plus I think if we bring Monica we'll fall into the classic Tsukihime situation of "I'm a badass waifu, you're a badass waifu, now we fight to the death"
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You know what I'm gonna say it.
Fuck Rin. Fuck Saber. And yes Fuck Sakura.
I love them all to bits n back. I want them to be as happy as possible. But why are we out here trying to go for Main Route girls anyway?
Illyafags are on the right track, we need to be out here carving out new ground!
Let's get Satsuki in here, let's get Luvia in here, and I'm already on that Taigai train!
New Pussy Only!
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>>4331196
>Go to Misaki Town
>With Waver
>Three days
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>>4331367
Talk like that will make the sakura rape prophecy come true
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>>4331367
That's how you get Yandere Sakura anon, she's gonna do to you what Canon!Shinji did to her with that talk
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>>4331367
We just want her to be happy
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>>4331383
>>4331390
Hush, it'll be fine!
What's wrong with having a normal brother and sister relationship? Can't we be the one anime related thing that gets that right? A pair of siblings that have a proper sibling bond?
Is that too much to asks for?
If not, then fine. I'm just saying not to pussy out of fresh new romantic routes because you're afraid of a little rape.
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>>4331196
With Monica and three days
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>>4331196
>With Monica
>Three days
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I'm going to laugh 'til I bust a gut if after all this hype and buildup by players we get to Misaki Town and the Tohno family doesn't exist because Fate/Stay Night and Tsukihime are different timelines after all. It'd be incredible.
Aoko should still be there regardless of whether the rest are, though, so it won't be a wasted trip.

>>4331367
Admirable sentiment, anon. Even if I don't see the appeal of Taiga, I like the way you think.
It's too late to dodge the quasi-incestuous relationship with Sakura, though, that thing's cast and set up.
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>>4331409
It'd build character at least
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>>4331196
With Monica 3 days
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>>4331323
>>4331196
Oops I am dumb.
>With Monica
>Three Days
>>4331337
I'd argue that breeding with Arc would create the strongest offspring.
Well Manaka too I guess. Her circuits are astronomically high quality.
>>4331344
Ereshkigal is just possessing SN Rin with ancient sumerian hair dye.
>>4331357
I wonder if Manaka and Isekai Shinji would get along. A girl connected to the Root and a boy originating from outside of the Root. Like starcrossed lovers.
>>4331409
Time to buy a chastity belt.
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>>4331424
>Like starcrossed lovers.
Exactly! Now we just need to figure out how to use our marble to pull her out of Prototype.
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>>4331409
lets get taiga instead. If ten year old us can get kendo taiga then we can do anything
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You know what, I'm willing to switch to Monica if we bring Shirou along.
Also, if we do end up bringing Monica, we need to impress upon her the secrecy of this mission.
She is not to tell anyone. I don't care if Zouken is putting dick worms up her butt. NOT A WORD.
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>>4331465
I see no reason to bring Shirou along because we're not gonna be there for long anyway, plus we literally JUST met him, Kerry isn't gonna fucking let his 10 year old son randomly leave for a few days
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Fuck Shirou this is our story. We can be friends but he doesn't have to a part of everything we do.
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>>4331470
Especially with a Matou
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>>4331465
Why would kiri knowingly let his son wander around with a fucking matou
Does he want shirou to get the pit?
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>>4331473
>this is our story
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>>4331196
>Go to Misaki Town
>>With Waver
>Three days
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>>4331473
Thanks.
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>>4331196
> with monica
> three days

Winds blowing this way and I think we could use a better relationship with Monica, as shes an outside context player when it comes to Fuyuki.
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>bitcoin
>financial crash

financial crash upcoming is the tech bubble, Asian currency crash, and 9/11. buttcoins isnt a thing until 2008 or so, which is 4 years after canon 5th, and online investing isn’t really a thing in the late 90s early 2000s. Good luck buying into American stonks as a kid living in Japan
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>>4331520
Sports betting through an adult proxy it is!
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>>4331520
Yes, the crash he mentioned as well as Bitcoins were referring to just how many options he has for making some huge amounts of money.
Half tempted to give you Golden Rule (Investment): A
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>>4331520
You can fuck around with patents.
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>>4331531
I meant to specify those are the two biggest that come to mind. He is aware generally of what can make money.
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>>4331525
The Fujimuras are literally yakuza, I’m sure you can offer service in money laundering and investment while keeping everything in the downlow
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>>4331582
So I guess taking taiga by force isn’t an option
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>>4331593

Why was that on the table you sick bastard, we are trying to make our boy less of a rapist not more
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>>4331598
I would do anything for taiga, even things she doesn’t want
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>>4331617
So what you're saying is we dress her up in a set of full body hoodie tiger pajamas and make her say
>GAO~!
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>>4331624
Yes
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>>4331189
>waiting until 2008
>not investing in the early dot coms
the adventures of day-trader Shinji.

>>4331196
>Three Days
>Monicake
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>>4331630
Extra timeline did have him as an 1337 haxxorz, so computer literacy to do day trading is probably a thing even if he doesn’t have isekai power
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>>4331531
I feel like we should deserve Golden Rule

>>4331582
Taiga is literally a Yakuza princess, pretty sure her Grandpa is how Kerry has so many fucking guns and bombs
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>>4331727
Yakuza or no yakuza she’s a princess. Who could say no to her?
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>>4331687
>>4331727
So begins the legend of The Boy With Far Too Much Money.
>>4331741
Truth.
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>>4331741
>Those eyes
That reminds me.

Neco-Arc Chaos when?
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>>4331748
When we meet Luvia, we should invite her over so we can have money fights.
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>>4331758
>I’ll pick you up on my gold plates Rolls Royce
>oh good, I reserved us a Private room on this exclusive 3 Michelin star restaurant
>what a coincidence, I was just in the process of buying out its parent company
>Let me make a call to Tsukiji, they just caught an S grade Bluefin tuna this morning that they can fly here for the main course
>Funny you say that, my Russian supplier mentioned that this year’s Beluga caviar harvest is fantastic, I’ll have them fly them in too
>Let me call my vault, I’m sure they have some 19th century vintage to pair it with

Dinner Date of one-upmanship that ends the night with bills that can bankrupt most small nations, with Rin just watching in the sidelines
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We should invest in Google, its 1996 and Google is created 2 years from now
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>>4331888
Unless you are a potential investor in Silicon Valley, you’re not gonna get opportunity in investing in Google until its IPO in 2004

Shit like this is the reason why you will never have Golden Rule stat
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If you're going to go to Misaki Town, then you'll definitely need somebody to act as your guardian, if only for the sake of getting there and booking a hotel. Well, and for the fact that Misaki town is a very dangerous place. There's always something magical or dangerous happening in Misaki.

Though that does beg the question, what was Aoko actually doing in Misaki Town at the time anyway? You remember her telling Shiki she had some sort of business she needed to attend to, but you haven't really much of an idea as to what she could've been referring to. Hopefully she wasn't dealing with some dangerous entity that had popped up in the town. You shiver at the thought of somehow managing to run into some sort of Dead Apostle Ancestor just wandering the streets of Misaki.

Well, only Roa should be around anyway, and he should be safely locked in the Tohno basement right now... Hold on, if you do meet Shiki, couldn't you just tell him to go into the basement and stab SHIKI in a death point? No, no. It's incredibly unlikely that the ten year old Shiki would so willingly murder SHIKI on your words alone. Not to mention how much scrutiny you would be under from revealing that knowledge. It pains you that you can't really help the maids at the Tohno mansion as you are right now. You can sympathize with Hisui after living two years in the Matou household, with Sakura undergoing the same sort of terrible mistreatment as Kohaku. Again, assuming that anyone is around at all. This is all basically just built about a hunch anyway. You do remember something about how the Human Order allowing Servants to be summoned and Arcueid being created were somehow fundamentally incompatible. But hey, stranger things have happened than the timeline being some sort of paradoxical impossibility according to the author. After all, you exist here, don't you?

You spend some time wandering around the streets of Fuyuki after school, with Sakura following your every footstep like she's some kind of obedient puppy. She was never like this before, so what could've caused her to have suddenly started acting so bizarrely around you? Whatever, you hope whatever is going on with her right now isn't any indication of what Zouken is doing to her. You know that Sakura has the willpower to last at least ten years under the mental torture of that old worm bastard, but you can't help but think that your actions may have caused some sort of divergence in the timeline, changing the future you are familiar with to something else entirely. Damn butterfly effect. You suppose that changing the future is really going to be an inevitable consequence of well, existing.
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You eventually find your target, a phone booth. It's time for you to make a call, you think. You've got somebody that is in her own words quite willing to help you out, you only hope that your savings are enough to lure the freelancer over to Japan. It's not like you're asking her to go hunt some rogue magus or a dead apostle though, so really, you hope she's not planning on charging your thousands of dollars for basically just acting as your guardian for a few days. "Hold on just a moment Sakura. I need to make a call to somebody." You quickly enter the phone-booth before allowing her to ask you any questions on what exactly you're doing.

You keep putting 100 yen coins into the booth until you're satisfied that you aren't about to get cut off mid call with Monica. Sakura looks a bit annoyed that you've ducked into the phone booth and she's forced to wait around outside for you to make your call, especially considering that you haven't actually given her a reason for suddenly needing to make a phone call. You'll have to make one up, you suppose. You can't exactly tell Sakura that you're contacting a magical freelancer to hire for the sole purpose of accompanying you to a nearby town so that you can meet the Fifth True Magician and also confirm whether or not the events of Tsukihime occur in this timeline. Very few people in this universe wouldn't simply write you off as insane for uttering such things, and even they would be a little confused by your terminology.

The phone dials a few times before a familiar voice picks up. "You've reached Monica, do you have an appointment or are you looking to book an appointment?" She's really quite cheerful as she greets the unknown speaker, seems she knows the potential danger that phones represent to the secrecy of magic in general. Also, just introducing yourself as a killer for hire to anybody that calls you would just be careless.

"Hello again Monica, it's me, Shinji. Shinji Matou. You remember me, right?" You answer Monica in perfect English. You don't want there to be any chance for there to be any misunderstandings over the line, and for a genius like yourself, it wouldn't have been impossible to have taught yourself to be fluent in English in two years anyway.

"Oh! Shinji? You can speak English now? You sound almost fluent!" Monica seems happy to hear from you. "But... what are you calling about? You don't actually want me to... get rid of somebody for you, do you?" Seems that she's immediately going to get down to business, even when the person calling her is only a child. You suppose that in the world she lives in, a child wanting to hire somebody like her to get rid of somebody isn't that unusual. Goodness, it occurs to you what a bloodthirsty world the world of magical politics must be, when you think about it.
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"No... No, it's nothing like that, Miss Monica. I just wanted to know when the earliest you could get to Japan is, are you free?" There's no sense in continuing the conversation if she's occupied with other missions and contracts, after all.

"I mean, I'm not busy, so I could probably get there by tomorrow if it was urgent, why?" Now that's a relief, looks like you were right to see if Monica was able to help you after all.

"I find myself in need of... a guardian." You hesitate at the end there, it's really quite embarrassing to need somebody to look after you, even if you have almost no need for somebody to look after you at all. Society at large doesn't exactly take into account hyper-intelligent children. Or people with the appearances of children and the minds of adults. You wish you had maids like Sella and Leysritt that you could just have act as your guardians. But alas, such creations like near-perfect homunculi are restricted to the Einzbern family and them alone. Oh, and those Yggdmillennia thieves have somewhat decent skills at creating homunculi in timelines where they are relevant... Which certainly doesn't include this one. That's one thing you're certain of.

"A guardian? Why, is there somebody after your life? Why didn't you say so earlier, Shinji? I've half the mind to give you an even bigger discount than I was intending to!" Why is she planning on giving you a discount anyway? It's not exactly good business practice to give discounts to everyone.

"N-no. Not that kind of guardian, Miss Monica. I need somebody to help me leave my city for a few days... say three, without arousing suspicion. It's quite difficult to move about freely and I'm likely going to be having something of a... disagreement about the future of my family with my father and... grandfather, soon."

"Oh! Say no more, Shinji. I think I understand what you're getting at now. So, you just need me to act as your official guardian for a few days then? Is there any danger involved, do you know?" She quickly corrects herself, probably just a little embarrassed about her assumption.

"There shouldn't be. I'm just planning on meeting somebody in a nearby city who'll be able to help me out, yet it's really a calculated gamble on my part. The person I'm hoping will be able to aid me might not even be there." It's true. Aoko might simply be absent and the Tohno family for all you know might just not exist at all.
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"I see, you've sure grown up quite a bit since two years ago, haven't you, Shinji? But it's not like I'm going to denounce you for trying to do something about your family. I probably never would've accepted to work for them two years ago if the contract I was offered wasn't so easy and risk free." Man, the Matou really must have a poor reputation, huh? You suppose that it's really a well earned one. It's not like worm-based magecraft is something anybody with any sense of decency would approve of. Especially Zouken's particular brand of it. Whatever goodwill that the Makiri may once have earned thanks to the prodigal magus Zolgen has now likely been utterly obliterated by the actions of the worm who just won't die Zouken. Honestly, you've half a mind to discard the name Matou and take up the mantle of Makiri for yourself, once you've dealt with your grandfather.

"I don't really have a lot of time to keep talking freely Monica, and we can talk when you arrive, can't we? How much are you planning on charging me, anyway?" As much as you enjoy talking with Monica, you can see that Sakura has now begun to impatiently tap her foot as she waits for you to finish on the phone. Well, at least she's being polite and waiting?

"I was thinking of say... five hundred thousand yen? That ought to cover my running expenses." It seems a little steep, but you suppose that for her it must be incredibly cheap. After all, this woman is likely used to dealing with hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars per contract, depending on the danger.

"Deal. Can you meet me at the park close to my house at... say 7:30AM tomorrow morning?"

"Mein gott... You really are plotting something, aren't you, Shinji?" The woman laughs a little and slips into German as you give her an incredibly tight deadline. "Alright I'll be there. See you soon, Shinji-kun~." She hangs up. Oh man, that -kun sounded a little too affectionate for you to be comfortable with. You hope that Monica is just being friendly.

There's no more reason to stay in the phone booth, so you'll have to go and explain what you were doing to Sakura. Hopefully she'll not pry too deeply into your plans. You decide not to lie to your younger sister though, and turning to her, all you say is "You'll have to keep what I just did as a secret. I'm going to be heading out of the city for three days soon and I'm gonna need you to keep it a secret from grandfather. I can't tell you what I'm up to, but one day I'll be able to. Trust me." Sakura gives you a scrutinizing look, but eventually she acknowledges your sincerity, and gives a small nod. "Thanks, Sakura. Now, lets go see Emiya-kun, shall we?"

You spend about an hour in the park getting to know Shirou a little better and playing on the swings, Taiga is there too, but she keeps complaining about wanting to go and see Kiritsugu, so it's difficult to really connect with her. Especially as you're busy trying to befriend the future hero of justice.
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Eventually though, your time with Shirou comes to an end and you go back home. You spend the rest of the day going through your usual workout routine as well as practicing your martial arts strikes on some exercise equipment you had bought for you. You spend almost all of your remaining time in the day improving your body.

The rest of the day passes relatively peacefully, and come the morning, you get dressed, but not for school. Instead opting for a more casual set of clothing for your meeting with Monica. You end up getting out of the house before anyone else is even up and about. Well, Zouken might be, but he keeps to himself thankfully. You also aren't even sure if Zouken actually sleeps.

Sneaking out of the house and with a backed bag full of a few changes of clothes and some other essentials, as well as all of your savings (just in case), you leave the house and head for the park. It's really quiet this early in the morning, and you arrive in the park at about 7AM to find a woman in a dress face down on the park bench, sleeping. Looks like Monica kept her promise, but it also looks like she did so at the expense of her own sleeping. "M-Monica-san?" You call out to the woman on the bench, who begins to shift a little. "A-ah, Monica-san!" You shout this time, and it's enough to wake the woman from her slumber on the park bench.

"Oh! Shinji-kun! You're a little early, aren't you?"

You ignore her question and instead ask your own. "How long have you been asleep on that bench, Monica-san?"

"Oh, this thing? Yeah. Since about the time I arrived in the city. I didn't feel like booking a room for a few hours of sleep at best, so I figured I would just catch some sleep here." She did what...? why!? Couldn't she have just slept on the plane trip over to Japan? Before you can let your complete confusion at the confusing antics of the freelance spellcaster. "Right. Well, Misaki Town, right? Train or car? I can take us either way."

>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
Or
>Have Monica drive and...
>Have her stop at the hospital.
>Have her stop at the Tohno Residence, if it exists.
>Have her stop on the outskirts of the town, Aoko met Shiki in a field outside the town after all.
>Write-in...
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>>4331984
>Have Monica drive
>Have her stop at card shop
>Have her stop at the hospital
We can say we're a friend of Shiki's, confirm he actually exists and minimise the chance of us meeting him in the hospital itself causing him to never meet Aoko by just dropping a card off first.
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>>4331984
>Have Monica drive and...
>Have her stop on the outskirts of the town, Aoko met Shiki in a field outside the town after all.
This is the best choice imo. We'll fuck things up if we somehow meet Shiki as he runs away from the hospital and knocking on his front door is even weirder. If Shiki isn't there yet then we can just get Monica to check up on the hospital to see if a Shiki Tohno checked in or if the Tohno Residence exists while we just wait and take in the surroundings
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>>4331984
>Have Monica drive and...
>Have her stop on the outskirts of the town, Aoko met Shiki in a field outside the town after all.
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>>4331984
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
Having a car is WAY too convenient, so there must be something to going by train.
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>>4331984
Have her drive and stop on outskirts.
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I mean unless she jacks a car, renting leaves paper trail

Also, Mystic Eye Killer mystic code was supposedly stolen from Touko, so inb4 Rakkyo timeline happening instead of Tsukihime
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>>4331984
>>Have Monica drive and...
>>Have her stop at the hospital.
>>Have her stop on the outskirts of the town, Aoko met Shiki in a field outside the town after all.
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>>4332049
Also as an add on
>Stop at Garan no Dou
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I'm gonna be not voting for htis part because I know nothing about this town
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>>4331984
>>4332002
changing my vote to
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
Anon is right, its way too convenient to have a car, something is going on in that train or train station, i swear to God, Aoko might either be arriving or staying and I honestly can't chance leaving her even if we have to walk everywhere
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>>4331984
>>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
Lots of potential benefits to a train ride.
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>>4331984
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
Admire scenery, plan ahead, contemplate your gestalt souled self
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>>4332101
>Not contemplating navel.
Get on my spiritual level.
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>>4331984
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.


Only because I have driven a bit in grorius nippon and its a fucking nightmare despite less traffic.
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Oh also, I like Monica. Hope she doesnt try to eat or rape us.
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>>4331981
>Oh man, that -kun sounded a little too affectionate for you to be comfortable with. You hope that Monica is just being friendly.
I can't believe it's taken me this long to realize that Monica is Fate universe Misato.
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>>4332134
>Spending time with 2 shotacons as a 10 year old
oh god oh fuck
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>>4331984
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town
It's the *only* way to travel.
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>>4332141
See, this is why I suggested bringing Shirou. So we could distract them while we ran away.
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>>4332141
Ara ara time?
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stop being cringy just play it cool and run away when their backs are turned
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I am playing hollow atraxia and I have an insatiable lust towards Caren
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>>4332167
She's a peach, no doubt.
I'd rank her third out of all Fate girls, behind Manaka and Illya.
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>>4332141
This is a Fate quest. I fully expect this Shinji to get laid at least once.

>>4332182
>Manaka
Shill her to me, knowing that I have not played her game or read her VN. What's her deal? Why is she so good, supposedly?
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>>4332193
Of we don’t get laid under dubious circumstances this isn’t a fate quest. I’m hoping for the most contrived circumstance ever
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>>4332193
I will be shocked if we don't get laid in less than ideal circumstances if you get what I mean
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>>4332193
First of all, she's not in a game or a VN. So I might as well clear that up at the beginning.
She was the main villain of the original concept for Fate/Stay Night, Fate Prototype, and has been called the prototype for Illyasviel. This was the version of Fate where the main character was a girl who looked a bit like Rin and Saber was the male King Arthur.
Manaka was the protagonist's older sister, who sort of something like died ten years prior to the events, in the previous grail war, causing her aging to stop. She has a direct connection to the Root and insanely high quality circuits, making her a magus even more powerful than Illya at her strongest. She's also a top-grade yandere. Arthur was her servant in the previous war, and she's still obsessed with him. This is the driving force for most of what she does. She killed her father as a sacrifice to the Holy Grail, which worked a bit differently in Prototype, and attempted to do the same to the protagonist. She attempts to use the grail to summon the Beast of Revelations, the prototype version of Angra Manyu, because she's twisted Arthur's wish in such a way as to interpret it as being fulfilled if the apocalypse ensues. I don't remember the exact details. Generally speaking, in terms of mixing cutesy and psychotic evil, she outdoes Illya at her best in F/SN.
Also, her character design is adorable, Just look at it.
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>>4332211
Oh, one other charm point I should mention. Her insane obsession with Arthur is based on a prior fixation on the ideal of a 'fairytale romance', and that's something I find incredibly endearing.
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>>4332214
problem is how are we even going to try to romance her considering that we'd probably have to reach the root first to even find her
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>>4332231
Love will find a way Anon.
Or it won't. I'm always down for Yanderes but i'm not all that commited to the idea.
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>>4332231
perhaps achieving Heaven's Feel is good afterall
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>>4332231
No idea, honestly. It's a bit of a pipe dream, and my main goal is still to marry Illya. The only way I can think we might be able to get a chance with Manaka would be by buttering up Zelretch, and I kind of doubt we'll get the chance to have him do us any more favors after he already went out of his way to put our soul here in the first place.
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>>4332211
>4
>33
>22
>11
>powerful
>evil
>cute
>nice smile
>nice outfit
>pale skin
>nice hair
>older sister character
>crazy
Your incredible post numbers have only served to make me more convinced that you are in the right, anon. Manaka is up there on my waifus list now. Thank you kindly for this. Posting one that is farther up than Manaka though.
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> Waifu wars at ten years old

Sasuga /qst/
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>>4332272
You gotta plan these things early.
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>>4332272
This entire quest hinges on our meta knowledge.
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>>4332243
What if Sakura ends up so crazy in love with us that she actually
pulls Manaka out of the grail. She was said to basically be as good or if not better than the old mages so she'd at least qualify as a caster
it would probably end up with us dead tho
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>>4332310
I dont think the guys pushing for yandere routes or interdimensional Zel matchmade crossovers are really in it for just the most advantageous match
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>>4332324
The golden timeline.
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Just saw the Rin cellphone scene in HA. Post UBW Shirou has it good.
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>>4332325
Im here for taiga.
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>>4332355
Based.

Im not shipping yet. Holding out for the swing vote has ever been my strategy.
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>>4332378
I’m just doing this to get other people on my side. Most people wouldn’t even think about taking the tiger of Fuyuki
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Played an hour or two of Baldr Sky. Rain is fucking great am I doomed to first girl yet again?
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>>4332539
Wrong thread me dumb pls ignore
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>>4331981
>Taiga is there too, but she keeps complaining about wanting to go and see Kiritsugu
what now Taigabros?
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>>4332636
You probably are not getting much out of her till old Kerry kicks it.
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>>4332646
I don't want him to die either, I would forsake Taiga route for Kerry's life
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>>4332636
One of the times we're hanging out with Shirou and Taiga complained, we need to go "Fine, let's go see Kerry."
Gives us a good excuse to show up at his house, since we can blame Taiga.
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>>4331984
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
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>>4331984
>Have Monica drive and...
>Have her stop at the hospital.
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>>4332129
>Hope she doesnt try to eat or rape us.
Well it is Fate, so expect at least one person to try to rape and/or eat you by the time the quest is done. Probably more than one, honestly.

>>4332134
No comment.

>>4332158
Do you really think you have the speed required to run from not only a powerful freelance spellcaster, but also the Fifth Magician herself?
Retreat was never an option.

>>4332211
>>4332214
>>4332231
>>4332243
Manaka, huh? Well, we'll see if you can convince Old Zel to mess up the timeline for you when you actually get around to meeting him. Not that I'd really say it's a wise choice to try getting Manaka to fall for you. Yanderes are dangerous after all, and she's the most dangerous Yandere in Fate.
You're wrong about one thing though, she's summoning the Beast of Revelations not to bring about the apocalypse, even though that would be a side-effect of summoning it, and is in reality intending to use Beast as a magical energy boost for herself so she can use her connection to the Root to truly actualize Saber's wish of an Eternal Britain.
The only thing stopping her from doing so is a lack of mana, as even if she did alter the past to bring about Saber's wish, she doesn't have enough magical energy to maintain it through Gaia's corrective impulse.
She truly does want to bring about Saber's wish.

>>4332272
It's Fate. Waifuwars are ingrained into the DNA of the series.

>>4332352
I will say that it has been an in-character thought of Shinji's to try prank-calling people across timelines from that box.

>>4332658
Well, that's certainly one way of going about things.
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>>4331486
what does final fantasy have to do with the fate series?
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>>4332847
Is this post blank for everyone else? It was supposed to say, “heard you prayed for a hot boyfriend, Fujimura-Sensei,” if that is the case.
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>>4329861
Looks like I'm not the only one on the board running a Fate/Stay Night quest anymore. I'm glad to see it. Good luck with this one, What. I know you're running a good story with Elegy, and it looks like you're off to a good start here. I'll be rooting for you.
To the anon in the last thread who blessed my heart, thank you. I always appreciate a kind word.
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>>4331984
>Go to the station and take the train to Misaki Town.
Probably best to arrive in the ordinary way and get the whole town in front of you before making any decisions about where to go in particular.
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>>4332896
Oh! Hello Sweets.
Y'know I really ought to get around with catching up with Awakening now that I've found myself with some more free time. I fell behind at some point and have been meaning to get back up to date with it, but I was pretty busy up until recently. I did enjoy reading your quest quite a bit but even updating Elegy once a day was getting stressful and I found myself with barely any time to myself.

Have Monica Drive...
>To Card shop + Hospital
>>4331997
>To outskirts
>>4332006
>>4332015
>To hospital + outskirts
>>4332049
>To hospital
>>4332739

>Take the train
>>4332014
>>4332071
>>4332082
>>4332101
>>4332121
>>4332146
>>4332735
>>4332898

>>4332052
Wrong town.

Train is winning.
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>>4332913
Yeah, a lot of people have fallen behind or dropped out of Fate/Awakening Mirror over it's run. I guess that's just what happens with a long-running quest, though. If you do have the time now it'd certainly be good to have you with us, but I'll certainly understand if you don't. Running two simultaneous quests is already impressive enough without putting reading anyone else's into the bargain.
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>>4332926
If you’re is still going after this one is over I will happily join. Right now I’m just trying to catch a tiger
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>>4332926
>it's run
Gah. I hate that.
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>>4332818
>expect at least one person to try to rape and/or eat you by the time the quest is done. Probably more than one, honestly.
ITS NOT RAPE IF WE ENJOY AND LIKE IT AND WANT IT, OKAY?
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>>4332939
>tfw no “we are running out of mana we need to fuck RIGHT NOW” gf
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If Shinji becomes notorious for charming older women, how will Sakura feel about summoning Rider?
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>>4332818
>is in reality intending to use Beast as a magical energy boost for herself so she can use her connection to the Root to truly actualize Saber's wish of an Eternal Britain
Color me shocked. Is this from the Fragments prequel, or a part of the original Prototype that I'd forgotten? I know Fragments did change a lot.
>>4332939
Maybe in the future, but right now we're ten. Enjoying it isn't a possibility. There's a reason it's called child molestation at this age.
>>4332958
Bad, anon. She'll feel bad. Then again, with this version of Sakura I get the strong impression she'll be real unhappy about summoning any female servant around us.
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>>4332960
Who said Sakura has to summon rider. Medusa was summoned because they were similar right? What if her personality is different enough because of our influence
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>>4332965
Hopefully she summons Caster Manaka and we get the golden route, but I won't hold my breath.
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>>4332965
If she ends up as yandere or at very least obsessed Sakura because of us I would say a similar summon might be somebody like Kiyohime or Raikou.
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>>4332982
Medusa was summoned because she and Sakura were destined to become monsters, and the Matou used a catalyst for Perseus iirc.
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>>4332986
inb4 Perseus gets summoned because we're "a successful Shinji".
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>>4332988
I’m down. Clash of the titans is a top 5 movie
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>>4332991
Problem is, Fate Perseus is just as much of a scumbag as canon Shinji. Imagine having to deal with a Servant version of the original jerk while we're hard at work to surpass him.
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>>4332993
What fate thing is Perseus from
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>>4332986
>a catalyst for Perseus
I see.
Its been very long since I last played original VN. So I must have forgotten that part.
>>4332988
Medusa might not be out of picture yet given her relationship with her sisters.
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>>4332995
Medusa reminisces about him in Hollow Ataraxia, talking about how worthless he is as a hero, how terrible his personality is, and how he was carried by the Noble Phantasms the gods gave him. The calls him "a successful Shinji", which is where my joke came from.
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>>4332993
Perseus did nothing wrong and Shinji is closer to jason in both personality and looks
Which reminds me, the medea plan would blow up in our face and she would probably try to kill us on the principle of looking like jason
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>>4333004
>and looks
How the hell do we look anything like Jason?
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>>4333004
>Perseus did nothing wrong
The only character in the nasuverse who new him and spoke about him disagrees with you.
>Shinji is closer to Jason in looks
I don't usually like to use Grand Order as a reference since it's awful garbage, but it is the only place we've seen art of Jason as far as I know. He looks like Gilgamesh with green eyes. How is that close to Shinji?
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>>4333001
Oh. Well I’m sure I’d say someone was a jerk too if they killed me
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>>4333013
Medusa is fairly impartial when she forms opinions on people though.
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>>4332958
Probably something like how she feels when she sees Shirou with Saber in the Fate route.
Probably not as bad as she feels when she sees him with Rin though.
>>4332960
>Is this from the Fragments prequel
I believe so yes. Still, it speaks magnitudes of just how much power that Manaka holds, to really only be held back in what she's capable of doing by how much magical energy she has available.
It's really quite unfortunate that we'll never get to see the original Prototype, honestly.
>>4332968
I'm fairly certain that Manaka's Connection to the Root would prevent her from being summoned by the Holy Grail. There's not much point of a ritual to reach the Root if the Grail can facilitate the summoning of somebody with a direct connection to it.
Unfortunately.
You'd need something close to the level or at the level of True Magic to occur if you genuinely do want to meet Manaka.
>>4332995
He's from Prototype too, or was at least intended to be.
Honestly though, I wouldn't say he's a scumbag at all. If anything he's one of the nicer servants you could summon.
>"I don’t have a wish for the Grail.
>As this body had already been filled.
>I always believed.
>In the world’s warmth.
>In the goodness of people."
>>4333001
I wouldn't know if calling him a successful Shinji is really suitable for him given what we know of him from Prototype, where he is summoned by a terminally ill master who later dies. His only motivation after his master uses all three of his command spells to give him a physical body and dies (which can apparently be done in the Prototype Universe) is to win the Holy Grail War and resurrect his previous Master with the wish, devoting himself to the war completely.
This doesn't sound like a Shinji move at all.
>>4333004
You could always try growing out your hair a little to try to make yourself less Jason-like in appearance.
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>>4333011
>>4333012
I think it's really more a mannerisms thing. I can totally see canon Shinji and Jason acting very similarly.
Could you imagine how horribly smug that canon Shinji would act if he had a full power Heracles backing him up?
That's basically Jason.
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>>4333015
I've always had the impression that the Perseus Medusa described in Hollow Ataraxia was a pretty different character from the one who appears in Prototype, because the descriptions don't really line up aside from him being a lady-killer. Maybe he matured after becoming a confirmed hero by cheating his way to a victory over the gorgon.
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>>4332993
So like saber and Shirou?
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>>4333015
>You'd need something close to the level or at the level of True Magic to occur if you genuinely do want to meet Manaka.
I am crushed.
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>>4333012
>The only character in the nasuverse who new him and spoke about him disagrees with you.
Medusa herself admits that perseus became a good person after killing her and that she was mostly just pissy about him using her head as a weapon
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>>4333019
I'd say that has a very good chance of being how things happened.
We know that Servants can change in outlook and personality dramatically based on the period of their life they are based upon. We've got Gilgamesh acting as a perfect example, with Ko-Gil, Archer Gil, and Caster Gil all being massively different as people. With only a shared love of their clay boyfriend/girlfriend and a world-shaking hatred of Ishtar really shining through in all of them.
>>4333021
Don't be too crushed, you're seeking out the Fifth right now, aren't you?
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>You could always try growing out your hair a little to try to make yourself less Jason-like in appearance.
I would rather prefer that we outright steal Li Shuwen`s looks.
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>>4333030
I might at one point hold a vote for just how you want to start making yourself look in the future.
Hairstyle, Clothing choices, etc.
If you have any suggestions for how you want Shinji to look for the 5th War, you might want to post them sooner rather than later.
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>>4333035
Is that Dios from Utena in the middle there?
>suggestions for how you want Shinji to look for the 5th War
Your picture at >>4333015 is essentially my ideal version of Shinji, at least where dress sense is concerned. He could stand to put on some muscle and either cut his hair shorter or grow it to his shoulders, but we're working on the muscle already.
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>>4331984
Take the train!
>>4333035
Let's wear a suit like in >>4333015 and grow out our hair too.
Also can't Manaka possess people through timelines or something?
She does something like that in Labyrinth doesn't she? She wanted to meet Arturia or something.
My dream of Manaka is not yet over.
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>>4333038
>Manaka possessing Illya, with the body flipping between the two personalities
The ultimate heroine.
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You know, everybody talks about broing it up with Shirou and the other protagonists, but honestly this is the friendship I want to see us make happen.
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>>4333037
If that's a genuine question, no.
That's Atrum Galliasta, Caster's original Master who decided to summon the WITCH OF BETRAYAL and proceeded to treat her like shit.
The reason? He was angry that his CASTER was a superior magus to him. He's also an idiot and thinks that Touko couldn't possibly deserve her rank as a Grand in the Mage's Association because she's from Japan.
There has not been a character that has been more deserved his death than Atrum.
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>>4333046
Man, I totally forgot about that guy. I wasn't genuinely thinking it was Dios, but didn't know who it was; and he does have some real design similarities.
>There has not been a character that has been more deserved his death than Atrum.
I mean, Kiritsugu.
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>>4333004
Medusa hates Perseus for very obvious reasons so she compares him to another little shit that she doesn't like. If you look at his myth, he was quite literally forced to kill her in order to keep his mom from marrying a scumfuck king and just lucked out because all the Gods randomly loved him
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>>4333045
Kotomine will fuck us
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>>4332965
she used a mirror connected to Medusa to summon her, it was either Medusa or Perseus that would be summoned and Medusa got summoned cause Sakura is obviously more connected to her
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I'm not too deep into the lore but
>>4333073
Wouldn't Sakura's Hero-Shinji fixation indicate a lean towards Perseus rather than Medusa right now?
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>>4333098
she's still getting worm'd and still has a chance of becoming Dark Sakura which connects her more to Medusa
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>>4333100
But she needs a hero
He’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast
And he’s gotta from fate/ stay night
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>>4333046
so if we ever meet this dumb-ass are we going to do some thing in one way or another. or are we just going to let him make his own fate and not bother with him?
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>>4333143
He gets killed and so does Bazett.
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>>4333100
i do not know much about fate but would medusa herself not want to help and protect sakura from our grand father and stop her from becoming a monster?
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>>4333155
Yeah that’s part of it. Sakura and rider are very close and rider is extremely loyal
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>>4333145
is bazett the red head tomboy that punches things real good? how does she die?
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>>4333160
Kotomine Kirei.
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>>4333143
I don't think we should bother since Medea is kind of important and we get a free servant right off the bat when she kills him and wanders along
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>>4333160
Kotomine destroys her pussy then destroys her life
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>>4333159
can we help sakura and medusa become stronger so they can over power grand father and ruin his plans?
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>>4333169
Sakura will probably be in the resistance is futile camp. We will likely have to free her ourselves
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>>4333164
what are the chances we can get shirous dad to put a bullet in his brain so as to stop the priest from killing anyone?
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>>4333169
its super easy to kill Zouken if we have Medea, we get Medusa and Medea to gang up on him and Medea to do her magic fuckery to get that worm out of Sakura's heart without killing her

>>4333176
impossible at the moment, Kerry in his prime couldn't kill Kirei and he has Magic AIDS
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>>4333177
Medea might just comply Medea and Sakura aren’t very different if you think about it
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>>4333177
Kerry in his prime did kill kirei. Kirei just said fuck that
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>>4333169
>Can we help Sakura become stronger so she can overpower grandfather.
Well yes, but that isn't exactly an ideal situation.
Though I think there are a few anons who want to see Dark Sakura so who knows?
>>4333176
Very low. Kiritsugu could hardly even compete against Kirei while the two were basically in their primes. Kiritsugu only survived their fight due to Avalon making him nearly unkillable. Kirei crushed Kiritsugu's heart basically the moment they entered close quarters.
Though it's worth noting that Kirei did have the command spells to supplement his magical energy for that fight.
Both of them have gotten weaker since the end of the Fourth War, the only difference is that Kiritsugu has been massively weakened.
Kirei? Not so much.
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>>4333173
we can free her by taking her with us to the gym and working out to make her stronger than heracles and popping the old bug man head like a grape with her bare hand.
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>>4333184
Seeing dark Sakura is a bad idea because she has to go dark in the first place. We want to prevent this in the first place for her sake and ours.
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"Let's take the train, Monica-san. I don't trust the traffic not to slow us down too much, and catching a train should be the fastest way to get to Misaki Town by default. So sorry, but we'll have to leave your car in Fuyuki for now." Rather unfortunate, but probably for the best.

Monica looks at you with a smirk on her face. "Who said anything about it being my car? I just fried all the cameras in the area and hot-wired one that took my fancy. My magecraft is great when it comes to that, actually." You haven't actually asked the woman what she can actually do with her magic yet. You suppose you'll find out eventually what she's capable of. "Speaking of which, I should probably go and dispose of it at some point..."

"M-Monica-san?!" Despite your obvious interest in just what she is capable of with her magecraft, you can't exactly hide your shock at the complete disregard for the laws of Japan. To just steal a car when you find it convenient? Just what sort of stuff does this woman normally get up to, to so casually commit grand theft auto without a second thought?! What if she gets caught? Well, you suppose that getting caught by the police isn't exactly much of a problem for a spellcaster anyway. Even somebody like Waver is capable of hypnotizing people, after all. So it's not like some mundane police officers would represent much threat to anyone with any sort of magical skill unless they just instantly opened fire.

"Oh don't worry about it, Shinji-kun. I'm not about to get caught for stealing a car. Besides, if the police were going to catch me, then it wouldn't be the car thefts they would be going after me for." That doesn't exactly dissuade your worry about Monica's habits of just breaking the law when it is useful to her. You'd say that this woman is an absolutely terrible influence for a child to have around. But perhaps a master of more subversive activities is just what you need on your side. She's almost certainly no Assassin when it comes to skill, and you have some doubts about how this Spellcaster would stack up to say, Kiritsugu in his prime. But who can tell? You certainly don't know what sort of professional reputation that Monica has earned for herself and it's not like you have enough contacts in the mystic world to find out either.

You suppose you could just ask her, but where's the fun in that? "I... I guess, Monica-san. I just hope you don't get in trouble for breaking the rules." Honestly, your contact with Monica would be rendered pretty useless if she became a genuine internationally wanted criminal.
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"Aww, are you worried about me, Shinji-kun? Don't worry, I can look after myself, you know?" That may be so, but unlike Monica, you are quite aware of the advances that technological surveillance will undergo in the next few years. Really, with how technology is advancing, it's only going to be a matter of time until somebody accidentally manages to spill the beans when it comes to the existence of magic. At least the rise of technological surveillance is accompanied by a rise in the quality of special effects. It's not exactly like anybody is going to take a look at a video of a man casting a spell and calling it genuine, really.

Still, despite your concern for the woman getting herself cornered by acting careless, you decide to go for a less obvious approach. "N-no, I'm just saying you shouldn't get yourself in trouble... OK?" It seems to have the intended effect, and the woman gives you a wide smile.

The smiling spellcaster looks you in the eye and shrugs while running a hand through her hair "OK, OK. I'll be more careful in the future, if that's what you think I ought to do, Shinji-kun. You're the boss right now anyway, right?" It's a little bit annoying still being treated like a child, even if she is treating you like you're an especially intelligent child. "Shall we get going then? I don't know when the next train to Misaki is, so we'd best get to the station sooner rather than later."

"That would probably be for the best then, Monica-san." The woman takes your hand as she leads you through the streets, smiling down at you once in a while with a smile you think is supposed to be reassuring. Monica still pretty obviously isn't used to working with children, so is probably just copying whatever she's doing off of some TV program she last watched. She does seem quite fond of television for a magecraft user.

It doesn't take too long for the two of you to both reach the train station nor does it take very long for you to actually get tickets for a train heading to Misaki. Before too long you are seated in first class seats with Monica and watching the scenery of Japan pass you by through the window. It really is quite the beautiful country. You would've liked to have spoken to Monica a little more, but she went to sleep on the train pretty quickly. You never really considered the distance between Fuyuki and Misaki before this point, but you probably should have. The train journey is supposedly just about eight hours long, and your only conversational partner has fallen asleep while leaning on you.
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You could easily push her off thanks to having trained your body, even with the physique of a child, but you decide not to and instead to just allow the spellcaster to sleep undisturbed as you look out of the window. Things sure are going to get complicated in the future. You proceed to spend the next few hours both staring as the world flies past at high speed and daydreaming about the future. You must admit that you do feel a little bit worried about Gilgamesh, even if you know a perfect tactic to defeat the King of Heroes, there's no guarantee that Saber's use of Avalon will always work, and other than maybe Heracles landing a direct hit with all of his might on the golden Servant, you can't really imagine the rest of the servants summoned in the Fifth having a shot at beating him. Cú Chulainn? Maybe if he gets really lucky, but you've seen the conclusion to that fight already in the Fate route. EMIYA? Certainly possible, but EMIYA wouldn't have the advantage of still being a human and exploiting Gilgamesh's own pride against him. Gilgamesh wouldn't have hesitated about his use of Ea for nearly as long had he been up against a Servant. Medea, Sasaki Kojiro, Medusa? Not a chance in hell they would even have a a tiny chance of winning against the King of Heroes.

You end up spending a long time coming up with and subsequently discarding or filing away plans to defeat mainly Kirei and Gilgamesh. Of course, you think of theoretical enemies too, like Caster and maybe Bazett, but with the right timing, both of those enemies could easily become allies. You think of maybe even trying to form an alliance with the Einzbern prior to the beginning of the war to maybe reduce the threat of Illya and Berserker towards you. Hours pass as you both plot and look at the delightful scenery of the country, until the train pulls up to a station and you find you are now only about an hour away from Misaki Town.
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It's at that point that the woman you've been looking for shows up right in front of you. She enters the train through a set of sliding doors before scanning the carriage with those blue eyes of hers and sitting a few seats away from both you and Monica. She's wearing a plain white shirt and some jeans, with her most striking feature being her incredibly long bright red hair. She puts a heavy looking trunks down next to her as she takes her seat. Aoko Aozaki, the Fifth True Magician. She's... right in front of you! All you need to do is go up to her and introduce yourself, right?

>No. If you introduce yourself to the woman now, there's a chance that she won't meet Shiki, and the future will be changed. Just continue on as you were before. This confirms that Shiki is still in hospital... if he exists.
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
>Not yet. Instead wake up Monica and tell her you want to trail that woman when she gets off the train. It's too late for her to meet Shiki today now, but knowing what hotel she has booked will be very useful.
>Go over to to Aoko and say something else (What would you like to say to Aoko?)
>Write-in...
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>>4333199
>>Not yet. Instead wake up Monica and tell her you want to trail that woman when she gets off the train. It's too late for her to meet Shiki today now, but knowing what hotel she has booked will be very useful.
Wake her up a few minutes before we arrive. She WAS sleeping on a park bench after all.
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>>4333184
Such a lovely girl.
>>4333199
>Go over to to Aoko and say something else (What would you like to say to Aoko?)
>She looked like a big deal, so I called her Shishou.
Kidding. Actual vote is:
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
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>>4333184
from what you guys have said dark sakura is made up of all of sakuras helplessness, fear, and pain. so the best way i can see of stopping dark sakura from coming in to reality is by making normal sakura so strong that she can fight against her fate and beat down those that put her in pain.

so ultimately i say we turn sakura in to a heroic protagonist like naruto or goku as i do not think we our self can become strong enough to stop our grand father but sakura can be made strong so she can save her self.
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>Monicake sleeping on Shinji
>Aoko right there
carfags btfo
>>4333199
>Not yet. Instead wake up Monica and tell her you want to trail that woman when she gets off the train. It's too late for her to meet Shiki today now, but knowing what hotel she has booked will be very useful.
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>>4333209
Yeah, that's just not true. Dark Sakura is regular Sakura coming into her power, and "making Sakura so strong that she can fight against her fate and beat down those that put her in pain" is a pretty exact description of how to make Dark Sakura a reality. The only ways to keep her from showing up would be to either make sure nobody ever traumatizes her in the first place (too late for that) or keep her totally confident in the belief that she can rely on someone else (us) and doesn't need to act on her own.
I'm guessing you haven't read FSN, from what you said about not knowing much about Fate. I really suggest you do, not just to make you better informed about this quest, but because it's an incredible VN.
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>>4333215
Backing up what you said- the vn made me bawl on several occasions
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>>4333199
>Not yet. Instead wake up Monica and tell her you want to trail that woman when she gets off the train. It's too late for her to meet Shiki today now, but knowing what hotel she has booked will be very useful.
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>>4333199
>>Go over to to Aoko and say something else (What would you like to say to Aoko?)

we should tell her that we need her help but that we know she must be busy right now and ask if we can give her our number and she can call us when she is done with her work.
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>>4333199
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.

I'd vote to tail her but I'm absolutely sure she'd just catch on.
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>>4333199
Tail her
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>>4333199
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
It feels manipulative and feels like it would bite us in the ass if tail her, not like we can't tell her that some boy in a hospital needs her wisdom so he can find a reason to live. I think introductions are best
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>>4333215
so you are saying that sakura is inherently evil and will turn on the world the moment she gets real power.
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>>4333199
>>Not yet. Instead wake up Monica and tell her you want to trail that woman when she gets off the train. It's too late for her to meet Shiki today now, but knowing what hotel she has booked will be very useful.
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>>4333255
he is incorrect, but leave this quest and go play the visual novel. You are only ruining the experience by being here.
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gonna be honest with you bros, I haven't actually read Tsukihime yet
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>>4333267
same
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>>4333255
Sakura isn't inherently evil, but Sakura's power is. She has a fundamental connection to a being called Angra Manyu, also known as All the World's Evils. When she gains magical power, it corrupts her personality, intensifying all negative emotions. Hence Dark Sakura.
Obviously I'm simplifying a great deal, but that's the gist.
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>>4333199
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
>"I came from another time before Tsukihime Remake. I know there is a specific person you are destined to help every time this couple of day happens but I ask you to listen to my situation which goes far beyond even Root."
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>>4333199
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.

>>4333278
Pretty sure it doesn't corrupt anything about Sakura.
The dialogue her and Kirei had stated she was perfectly fine, just acting on impulses she had squashed handily.
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>>4333199
I'm probably coming in too late with this suggestion but...
>Go over to Aoko and say something else ("Hello miss, you have really pretty hair." Compliment the pretty lady.)
We gotta play this smooooooth boys.
Channel those shota energies.
Tailing her is a great way to lose her and going up with the meta knowledge and introducing ourselves will only put her guard up.
Shota Swag is the best way to a shotacons heart. Lower her guard with our charms and then get that in.
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>>4333306
If it gets traction I could switch to that.
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>>4333307
>If it gets traction
>An hour into the vote
Yeah, that's the kicker isn't it. We'll see how it goes.
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>>4333199
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
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>>4333199
>>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.


>Sasaki Kojiro
>Not a chance in hell they would even have a a tiny chance of winning against the King of Heroes.
Gilgamesh is just a bigger swallow.
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>>4333306
I'm willing to change my vote to support this if it gains traction, though.
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>>4333199
>>4333306
If we get to talk to her i would like for this to be apart of our conversation
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>>4333199
Switching from meta >>4333284
to
>>4333306
Let's approach it gently at first before going Fifth Magic deep with our case.
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>>4333199
>No. If you introduce yourself to the woman now, there's a chance that she won't meet Shiki, and the future will be changed. Just continue on as you were before. This confirms that Shiki is still in hospital... if he exists.
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>>4333199
>>4333295
>>4333306
Alright, I'll swap over too.
Though I'm not sure how much of a difference it will make, seems like something we'd tell her anyway.
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>>4333306
>>4333254
>>4333199
I'm switching to this just in case then cause her hair really is pretty and we gotta take advantage of Rosy Cheeked Adonis: E+
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I just had a thought.
What if we cleansed the grail of Angra and made Illya the third True Magician?
Caster was confident that she could tweak the grail to make it useable by everyone given enough time, so it's not a completely useless artifact so long as we can remove him from it, or turn him into an energy source that can reach the Root.
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>>4333199
Alright, switching >>4333348 for backing >>4333306

Not changing the comment that Gil is just a bigger swallow though. Because he totally is.
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>>4333394
That would be the best ending, probably.
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>>4333394
>Caster was confident that she could tweak the grail to make it useable by everyone given enough time
That will put us on the Fate/Requiem timeline, I think.
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>>4333401
I was just using it as an example that the Grail isn't worthless even though Angra Mainyu is inside it.
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>>4333402
I don't know, the grail is pretty useless. It couldn't even spring for enerloop batteries for Illya, it just gave her some knock off brand.
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>>4333394
I thought she was just confident that she could cleanse the Grail
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thinking about it but having Medea on our side might put us at odds with Shirou, she kept draining people and getting them sick and Shirou ain't about that life
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>>4333408
You're right, we should probably drop Shirou ASAP.
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>>4333410
everyone dies before I turn on my boy Shirou
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>>4333405
But at the time Illya only had EMIYA's soul to use as energy to perform Heaven's Feel right?
Sakura absorbed everyone else that died.

>>4333407
That too.
Though I am fairly certain she was also confident in sharing the Grail.
The actors in the 5th war were pretty hasty huh.

>>4333408
Shirou can forgive us/Medea for knocking some people out.
He can even forgive murder.
He just wants to see everyone in his sight smile.
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>>4333410
Justice Buddies forever!
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>>4333413
The ultimate solution to Shirou's obsession is just to buy the guy a blindfold.
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>>4333416
There's not many problems that a good blindfold can't solve.

>>4333408
Well that's not quite true, Medea only needed to drain the populace because she was receiving no mana from Kuzuki. Were she to be given a proper Master, such things would be unnecessary.

>>4333410
I don't know anon, he's a great friend to have on your side.
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>>4333422
>Were she to be given a proper Master, such things would be unnecessary.
Hey, I have just the guy in mind. He's got great circuits, and he's even been training in martial arts since he was a kid.
Also, side note, sometimes it blows me away just how chuuni Tsukihime 2 was going to be.
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>>4333373
>I'm not sure how much of a difference it will make, seems like something we'd tell her anyway.
It's about timing and playing to our known strengths.
You could be blunt and put all your cards on the table right off the jump and hope she'd care enough to help us out of the kindness of her heart and a natural curiosity for what we are. This isn't a given, however. She's here for a reason and is a pretty big deal. She's just as likely to see us as a threat as she is to either tell us to fuck off or help us out.
So you could do that....or you can take a more naturalistic approach. Put that Rosy Cheeked Adonis E+ to good work and worm your way into her story instead of demanding she drop what she's doing to be apart of ours. We know she's here. We know where she'll be. Startup a nice conversation and let her interest in us build naturally. I have no intention of telling her anything beyond our name and maybe that we'll be a the hospital, giving her more incentive to go if she didn't or wouldn't have enough reason to go already. If we use any meta-knowledge at all, we use it as hooks for her to keep an eye out for us rather than a reason for her to be concerned and change her plans completely. Gotta be playful and cute, but also coy and wise beyond your years. Gotta hint at that dark backstory too. Make Aoko want to come to us if she were to see us in a crowd, rather than someone that demands her attention in a potentially negative way. Make HER want to help US.
Is it manipulative and sorta shitty?
In a way, but it's all for a good cause and everyone invoulved will be better for it in the end.
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Bros, now that we have more and more evidence to Tsukihime actually happening, we might actually have to do the Tsukihime, Case Files, FSN boss rush
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>>4333199
>>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
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>>4333424
I mean, Enhance is literally described as "Looking like Dante from Devil May Cry".
It was going to be Dies Irae levels of Chuuni, I'd bet.
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>>4333431
He literally fucks up his nerves whenever he uses his holy shotgun and vampire sword
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>>4333432
Hurting yourself with your own moves is radical though.
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>>4333422
>Shinji, why are there two blindfolded boys living in your house?
>Well, this one kills everything he sees, and that one wants to save everyone he sees, so I figured the best way to help them out was a pair of blindfolds! But you know, I couldn't just leave them to stumble around blind, so we take care of them.
>...huh.
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>>4333437
Best possible end shiro and shiki nullify each others autism and become actual people
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>>4333199
>Of course. You aren't about to allow this chance opportunity to go untaken. If Aoko is here, then introducing yourself to her as soon as possible is your priority.
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Be Direct and introduce yourself
>>4333429
>>4333344
>>4333244
>>4333208
>>4333466

Go over (Give phone number)
>>4333241

Go over (Flattery)
>>4333306
>>4333367
>>4333373
>>4333390
>>4333396

Follow her to her hotel.
>>4333261
>>4333239
>>4333213
>>4333203

Continue on without introducing yourself
>>4333369

We're at a tie, folks.
I think.
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>>4333487
I'll switch my vote from >>4333208 to supporting >>4333306.
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>>4333487
Ties won't do at all. Since hotel is out
I'll switch >>4333213 to
>Flirt/Flattery
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Changing from >>4333429 to
>flattery
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>>4333441
That’s rins job
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>>4333306
Support
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>>4333512
No that's our job, and Saber and Arc's job
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>>4333520
Shirou and saber sitting in a ruin
F-u-c-k-i-n-g
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>>4333203
>>4333306
>>4333487
Swapping.
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Well, if we want to use the Grail for its true purpose, we'll definitely need to figure out a way to purify it.
So the two main methods I've thought of are using All-Fiction to get rid of Angra, and Medea's purification method.
I have a third conjecture, but I think it's sorta flimsy.
Could it be possible to somehow extract Angra from the grail and have him become a sacrifice?
The Servants of the last war should still be in the Greater Grail too right?
But even if we ended up retrieving everyone from the Grail at most it would be 6 souls, so we'd still need to kill Gilgamesh to properly perform the ritual.
And if Angra must be destroyed no matter what, then there would still be 5 souls in the Grail, and with Gil being worth two it still works out.

My concern with the latter method is the effect removing the souls form the Greater Grail would have on the process of the grail war, since they're what's causing the war to start 50 years earlier.
So, to circumvent this I've come up with an idea I think is a bit insane, but possibly possible.
If we get involved with Tsukihime, we could capture Nrvnqsr and use him as a power source for the Greater Grail couldn't we?
I seem to recall he has several phantasmal beasts within him, and the firepower to wipe out a continent correct? I think that would supply the Greater Grail's energy source long enough for the ritual to complete.
The challenge here is actually devising a method to capture him though.
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>>4333539
Okay, hear me out. Zouken is made up of hundreds of worms, and each worm is a living thing.
So what if we throw Zouken in the greater grail?
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>>4333555
I don't think he's strong enough to power it though, and that would mean we'd need to keep him alive for that long in the first place.
Unfeasible either way.
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>>4333539
Counter idea. Purify the grail, then kill five of the servants summoned for the 5th holy grail war plus Gilgamesh, who's worth 2.
Assassin, Fake Assassin, Lancer, Berserker, and Archer should do it and let us spare Rider and Saber if we want to. The mechanics of how to kill them are tough of course, but on the whole I think the plan has a better chance of working than anything based on pulling old spirits out of the grail.
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>>4333564
And Caster, obviously we'd be keeping her alive. We need her expertise to make it work.
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>>4333564
You can only kill one of the assassins and have them count.
There should be nothing wrong with using the souls already in the Grail though, that's the reason they were called in the first place.
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>>4333539
Regarding this plan, I think it's fundamentally flawed because of the idea of taking souls out of the grail. Putting aside the question of whether or not that's possible, as I understand it the grail is a container that must be filled with energy gathered from heroic spirits and the earth in order to perform the ritual. Normally it would take in the energy of the earth for 50 years and then be filled by 7 servants, but we can do it with only 10 years of Fuyuki's energy because it's still full of servants from the last war. If we take any out, there's no point in sacrificing them again. We'd just be taking the energy out and putting it right back in, and we'd still need 7 new servants worth of energy.
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>>4333567
It's not that the souls of the servants killed in the 4th war can stand in for the souls of the servants summoned for the 5th. My understanding of the system is that right now those souls are standing in for 40 years worth of energy from the earth. See what I mean?
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Idk about you guys but it just isn't worth it for me to kill 5 servants to unlock Heaven's Feel
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>>4333576
You know they're going to die at the end of the war anyway, right? The greater grail is all that's sustaining their existence. Saber and Rider only got to survive in their ends because of unique cases (Saber's constitution in one and Sakura's huge amount of energy in the other). If they aren't killed, they'll just fade away; it's a die or die situation for any Servant that doesn't win the war and get incarnated.
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>>4333569
The way I recall it, the Greater Grail works soley off leyline energy, which is why it takes 60 years to ramp up.
While the Greater Grail is the facilitator of the summonings and assignment of command seals, and maintaining of the Servants, the Lesser Grail needs the souls inside to create the opening to the root.
Inside the Greater Grail the souls are simply acting as batteries and fuel for Angra's birth.

>>4333571
Hence Nrvnqsr. He should be able to power it single-handedly long enough to complete the ritual.

>>4333576
I don't mind killing 5, but I am thinking of ways to prevent it.
Another idea I had was going on Apostle hunting for mana batteries.
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>>4333576
Also, are you really that attached to, like, Assassin or Berserker? Or suicidal Archer? Attached enough that you want to ignore their wishes as spirits to keep them alive? The heroic spirits did all choose to be summoned into a battle royale in which it was their understanding that all but one would die.

>>4333582
>Inside the Greater Grail the souls are simply acting as batteries and fuel for Angra's birth.
I would believe that, but it doesn't explain the shorter wait time for the 5th war. I'm pretty sure Illya or someone in the VN said the 5th could be fought early because the leftover energy of the dead servants was powering the greater grail, but it's not like I have a citation, so... I dunno. I just doubt we can take out the last war's souls and have it work.
>Hence Nrvnqsr. He should be able to power it single-handedly long enough to complete the ritual.
That's a big unknown. If it works I'm all for it, but right now I don't think we have any way to quantify how the energy of his spirit compares to the servants'.
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>>4333579
Caster could live beyond the war too, if she wasn't so unlucky.

>>4333586
Doesn't he have a few dragons inside him?
They have infinite mana generators don't they?
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>>4333586
And yeah, the reason the 5th war happened early was because Kiri blew up the Lesser Grail and all the souls went into the Greater Grail instead of dispersing.
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>>4333589
>Caster could live beyond the war too, if she wasn't so unlucky.
And Caster was one of those I suggested keeping alive.
>Perpetual energy machine dragons
But do their souls equate to an infinite quantity of energy, or do they just possess the ability to use as much energy as they need while alive? I don't know. For that matter, I also don't know whether or not he has dragons.
I'm just saying, the Heaven's Feel ritual was worked out by a group of the greatest magi in the world, and specifically designed to function with heroic spirits. I'm not filled with confidence about it working with any other fuel, although I am willing to try if we get the chance.
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Just seems like a dick move to make them all kill themselves after we're done with them
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>>4333598
You're assuming all of the servants are going to be on our side? That's some pretty unbelievable confidence you've got there.
I was thinking we'd have to kill the five ourselves. Or at least using our servant(s).
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>>4333599
I mean, we'd kinda have like 5 servants on our side if we do the bare basics, not really that big a stretch to get 2 more
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>>4333598
Let's go through it one by one.
True Assassin is Zouken's servant, so he's definitely our enemy. There's no chance of a reconciliation there.
Archer is going to be our enemy as long as we're Shirou's friend, so since at least 80% of the players want to be buddy-buddy with Shirou he's going to be trying to kill us at some point.
Lancer is a born fighter who just wants an enjoyable battle to the death. He's also Kirei's servant. Definitely going to end up dying.
Berserker is a mindless fighting machine, and the servant of someone who planned to sacrifice him from the beginning. There's no reason to feel sorry for him, since he doesn't have a mind, and no chance of his survival.
So that's four. Saber, Rider, and Caster are iffy, but personally I'll be pretty surprised if they all live to the end of the war.
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>>4333598
It is unlikely that we will be aided by other servants given the reward
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>>4333598
>>4333599
Why not just use our marble to erase the energy requirements for the grail to function or fuck, erase the fact that it's empty of energy outright?
I mean fuck, from what's come up in thread we should be able to pull JoJo tier shenanigans with it.

>>4333607
I would like to become buddies with Sasaki. I mean, the Hero of France is awesome.
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>>4333607
True Assassin might not even be summoned since we're likely to kill Zouken first chance we get which leaves us with Medea summoning Kojiro

Archer would get dom'd by Rin and her command seals, kept in line by us because we know who he is and might not even try anything against Shirou if we do something to change his personality

I'll give you Lancer only because we haven't even discussed if we wanna team up with Bazett or not which is a whole other can of worms.

A bunch of Anons wanna romance Illya, Illya and Berserker are kind of a given pair so...
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>>4333612
>FGO memes
I almost don't want to respond.
To talk about it seriously, though, fake Assassin's situation is so utterly messed up it's almost a mercy to kill him. He has no past or future, he's a name and technique without an actual spirit or origin, the thinnest possible existence. Not only can he not survive the end of the war and deactivation of the greater grail, he can't even leave the temple gate. That's just pathetic. The nicest possible thing you can do for him is let him duel Saber and die that way.
Or summon Miyamoto Musashi and let that guy kill him, but that's probably not on the table.
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>>4333616
Kojirou I just covered.
Archer's a pretty smart guy, I think your idea of things working out that way is far too optimistic.
Illya's plan, from day 1, is to have Berserker be the last living servant and then command seal him to kill himself. That's the Einzbern plan; it's how she intends to become the Third. I'm one of the anons who wants to team up with Illya, and I know that teaming up with Illya means seeing Berserker die at the end of the war.
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>>4333620
I mean, if JoJo tier shenanigans are on the table with our marble, we just erase the fact that he's fake, erase the fact that he's bound to the temple and erase his dependency on Caster.
We may have to also erase the fact that he'll vanish without mana, but I'm up for trying.
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>>4333593
Well, no, the ritual itself had the Heroic Spirits act as a method to breach a way into the root, not as an energy source to run the Greater Grail with.
The Greater Grail works by sucking in the ambient mana over a long period of time in order to amass enough to begin the summoning, so it stands to reason that a significant amount of mana would perform the same function as the ambient mana.

>>4333607
Zouken 100% will die before the 5th HGW with the way we're going.
Archer isn't going to be a problem if Shirou doesn't remind him of himself.
Depending on what happens Bazette may be Lancer's master this time around, still an enemy though.
Berserker does have a mind though, he even talks in the Fate route.

>>4333620
If we interfere with Medea and act as her Master, she may not end up summoning Fake Assassin in the first place though.

>>4333623
That actually sounds kind of fitting for Berzerker, he also wants to protect Illya, and his sacrifice would allow her to become immortal.
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>>4333625
Being able to erase any concept we want is omnipotence, because you can frame any aspect of any situation as a concept. I'm not going to make plans based on the assumption that we'll be omnipotent by the end of the war. If our reality marble does end up working that way, sure, we could do anything. I don't think What is going to just hand us the author's pen, though.
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>>4333623
Archer couldn't do shit to Shirou while he was under Rin, why would he try anything now? Especially if we tell him that there are bigger fish to fry?
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>>4333635
It seems like you're ignoring the fact that he intentionally manipulated the situation to get out of Rin's control in order to get the chance to make an attempt on Shirou's life in UBW. In the other two routes he died before he had the chance. The way I see it, as long as he's alive he's going to find a way to try to kill Shirou eventually. It's just a matter of finding his chance. So if you want to keep him alive perpetually, you're going to have to face up to that at some point.
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>>4333641
Archer can kill Shirou any time he actually feels like it, in three out of three routes he ends up dying while saving Shirou from certain death.
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>>4333641
Eh, kinda been convinced to kill him, I guess I just don't want him to die depressed or thinking he can kill himself through a paradox
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>>4333631
>Zouken will be killed before the 5th
>Medea won't do any summoning if we interfere
Sounds like we could wind up with an OC master and new assassin in the war. That would be fun.
>>4333643
That's the fundamental contradiction of his character, isn't it? He accepted the summoning with the sole intention of killing Shirou, after all. I just don't have the kind of optimism that would allow me to expect that guy to play nice and go along with our plans.
A QM usually does put some enemies in the way of the players getting whatever they want, you know? There'll be some danger in the war, I believe. It'd be pretty strange if What just had things work out with no difficulty, and Archer's belligerent plans are a great potential source.
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>>4333649
Archer is scary but also will still work for the greater good. He knew about the Angra Mainyu shadow and gave Shirou his arm to save his life
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>>4333659
But what exactly is the greater good in this situation? All I've seen in terms of motivations for Shinji from the players is a selfish desire to give certain characters certain endings because it'd make us feel better as fans, because we care about them. That's not any kind of greater good, it's just toying around with these characters. True to the reality marble, I haven't seen anyone approach this from the perspective of a person in this world; just fans outside of it, trying to push the story this way or that for their own satisfaction. I don't see any greater good there, myself.
It wouldn't surprise me if at some point down the line a moralistic character like Archer or Shirou confronts our version of Shinji with a line something like "You don't see anyone around you as a person, do you? You just look down on us all, like you think you're some kind of god who can rewrite people's lives to be whatever you want them to be. You don't really care about anything, Shinji, except your own entertainment."
Something like that, anyway. We could end up the villain here.
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This is it! Your chance to make a good impression on Aoko! Of course, revealing everything about yourself to the woman would be foolish, the best course of action for you right now would probably be to simply compliment the woman and put that boyish charm of yours to good use. After all, her hair really is quite beautiful, so it's not exactly like you'd be telling a lie. It's not just her hair that's beautiful either. Aoko is easily the most attractive woman you've met so far in your life. But that's not really saying much when it comes to well, sex appeal, Sakura is still cuter though.

You observe Aoko as she stares out of the window and gives a light sigh. What could she even be heading to Misaki for anyway? You know that compared to Fuyuki there's more normally going on, but still, nothing comes to mind. You wait for few minutes as you observe her before shifting Monica off of you while carefully trying not to disturb her slumber, once you're free from the weight of the freelance spellcaster you get up from your seat to approach the sorcerer, who turns to regard you with a curious eye as you walk up to her.

You actually get a little nervous as she regards you silently, almost as if appraising you with a discerning eye. T-this woman, she's not actually a shotacon, is she? Those were just jokes, right? Right? "H-hi... Miss, I... I wanted to tell you that... your hair is... really pretty." Her expression softens a little bit at that compliment, even if you did somewhat butcher the delivery. But can you really be blamed? This is Aoko Aozaki! A true magician!

"That's kind of you to say. But didn't your parents ever tell you that you aren't supposed to just talk to strangers? They might be bad people, you know.

"Y-you look nice, miss. I don't think that you're a bad person..." Well, you actually know that she's definitely not a bad person but that's neither here nor there, and you certainly aren't going to reveal to anybody just yet that you once read about them in a novel in another life. That sort of knowledge is the sort of stuff that could drive somebody into despair, after all, so it's not something you'd like to tell anybody without some serious consideration as to how they might actually take the revelation beforehand. You suppose that Sasaki Kojiro wouldn't really care though, so that's always somebody you can tell the truth to. It might even make him feel better about his own situation as a false heroic spirit.

She smiles as you reveal your own opinion on her by her appearance alone. "You know, just because you might think I'm pretty, it doesn't mean you should trust me in the future. There are lots of women in this world with pretty faces and rotten hearts, you ought to know."

"But not you, right Miss?" You counter.
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Aoko actually gets a little flustered by your repetition of the same compliment. "I... I suppose not. What's your name, kid?" The woman is clearly somewhat interested in you now, if only for your persistence.

"Me? My name is Shinji! Shinji Matou! It's nice to meet you! Uhm... if you don't mind me asking, can I have your name too, miss?" The secret however is to not refer to her by her name even after finding it out. Aoko isn't all too fond of her name, due to how much it sounds like Blue (Ao) in Japanese.

"Matou...? Why does that name sound familiar...?" She looks like she's trying to remember something for a moment before she shakes her head to dismiss the thought. "I'm Aoko Aozaki." Seems like the Fifth might just be familiar with the Grail Wars of Fuyuki, though not so familiar that she can recognize the Matou name immediately, thankfully.

"Aozaki...-san?" The woman frowns just a tiny amount as you repeat her name. Unfortunately, it's not like you can just on the spot start calling her sensei or shishō, especially as the woman hasn't exactly taught you much yet, other than not to be deceived only by a woman's face. Really, quite a flattering thing to say, especially when she's so beautiful herself, you're about to ask Aoko her business before you suddenly get tugged away from the seat you had taken next to Aoko.

You look up to see Monica giving you a strained smile. "Come on now, Shinji-kun. You can't just go running off like that, you know?" She then turns to the somewhat startled red haired women to apologize. "My apologies miss, but Shinji-kun has a bad habit of running off on his own. My parents asked me to keep an eye on him, but he got away the moment I fell asleep." You don't bother trying to protest as Monica drags you away from Aoko. It's unfortunate that your meeting has been cut short, but you suppose it might be for the best. Now at least your second meeting with the woman might actually get you somewhere. You'll have to make sure that Monica doesn't interfere tomorrow though. You suppose you could visit Shiki in the hospital, or at least wait for him to sprint out of the city and into the fields. You're pretty confident you could outpace him in a marathon on account of his terrible injury. Broken Nanaya genetics be damned!

After Monica drags you away from Aoko, she sits you down next to her, making sure that you're far enough away from the Fifth True Magician to avoid her overhearing her and says to you in a quiet voice, barely a whisper. "Do you know just who that was you were talking to, Shinji-kun?"

>"No, should I? Is she important?"
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
>"Why do you think I was talking to her? That's the Fifth!"
>Write-in.
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>>4333670
The greater good is at the very least not letting Angra Mainyu out. The lesser good is everything else involving the characters. Ultimately they aren’t real people to us are they?
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>>4333679
>>"Why do you think I was talking to her? That's the Fifth!"
Meeting her is the reason I took this trip.
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>>4333679
That's the fifth!
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>>4333679
>"Why do you think I was talking to her? That's the Fifth!"
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>>4333679
>>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
C H E E K Y
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>>4333679
>"Why do you think I was talking to her? That's the Fifth!"
We're giving something away saying this but it will make Monica stop treating us as a child
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>>4333693
Think she already has an idea
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>>4333679
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
cute
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>>4333694
I mean as in she won't look down on us and just think we're a really smart 10 year old
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>>4333679
At second thought, I'll change >>4333683 to
>>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!" mainly because I don't want to shout "SHE'S THE FIFTH!" within earshot of Aoko. It might cause her to think we were flattering her to get something out of her.

We do need to tell Monica not to do that again once Aoko has left though.
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>>4333679
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
>Write-in. (Wink at Monica to tell her we know more than we're letting on. We'll talk to her in depth about it when there is zero possibility of Aoko hearing.)
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>>4333693
>>4333679
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
Fuck it, switch to this
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>>4333708
Oh shit you got a point.

>>4333709
Supporting
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>>4333677
>Aoko is easily the most attractive woman you've met so far in your life
I appreciate that we have good taste
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>>4333679
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
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>>4333679
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
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>>4333679
backing >>4333709
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>>4333679
>>4333709
Support.
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so we're totally gonna tell Monica to fuck off so we can hangout with Chair boy and Aoko right?
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guys play it cool, the most we can probably hope for is being the mysterious and intriguing side character for now let them get interested in us and then they will help us of their own accord
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>>4333679
>"Of course I do, her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
If we ever ditch fuyuki for real we should just pick up the makiri name straight away, it has a lot more prestige than matou and the western mages will look down on us less if we claim to be a russian with oriental features rather than a jap
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>>4333778
If we do that it calls the entire idea of bringing her along in the first place into question
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>>4333778
I don't know about telling her to fuck off, but we do need to inform her that was who we came here to meet and she's not to do that again.
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>>4333798
I mean, having another person go check on the hospital and the Tohno household while we stay in the one place we know Shiki will be at is just covering all our bases

>>4333803
agreed
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>>4333795
Or at the climax of the HGW, declare ourselves Shinji Makiri, have our fancy outfit like in >>4333015 and have everybody bear witness to our power
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>>4333864
you know, now that I think about it, Makiri doesn't sound Russian at all
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>>4333871
No, but neither does El-Melloi sound English. Magus names are just one of those things in the Nasuverse you have to shrug at.
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>>4333879
Zolgen sounds pretty Russian though
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>>4333677
>You suppose that Sasaki Kojiro wouldn't really care though, so that's always somebody you can tell the truth to. It might even make him feel better about his own situation as a false heroic spirit.
OKAY
PLAN IS TO SEEK OUT SASAKI KOJIRO ONCE THE HOLY GRAIL WAR STARTS, DECLARE THAT WE ARE NOT SEEKING TO GET TO RYUUDOU TEMPLE OR DO ANYTHING TO ANYBODY THERE, DECLARE THAT WE ARE THERE TO TELL HIM IMPORTANT INFORMATION ONLY FOR HIM AND NONE ELSE, SIT ON THE STEPS, INVITE HIM TO SIT NEXT TO US, AND REVEAL THE ISEKAI TO HIM

WE NEED BEST SWORDSMAN BRO IN ON THIS SHIT AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>4333916
Agreed, I'm all for broing out with the Savior of France.
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>>4333871
How about Makri first thing off google says it is a village in Greece that was once ruled by the ottomans
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>>4333955
Russian mages having a greek name? Actually sounds pretty historically accurate
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>>4333955
I kept getting Japanese knives, also uh, Greeks (and Ottomans) aren't Russian
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>>4333967
I've heard of Russian nobility having German names, but Greek is a new one on me.
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>>4333970
Russians and greeks actually have a very long friendship. The closest ally of the kieven rus was byzantium, the ones to convert the slavs was byzantium, the greeks were the ones who developed the written form of the russian language, russia claimed the title of third rome because they had such a close relationship
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Yk Zolgen was a pretty handsome fella back in his youth
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>>4333991
I'm familiar with all that, thank you. Hence the Russian Orthodox church growing out of Greek Orthodoxy, the title of Tsar, etc. My understanding of things was that this was mainly a flow of culture, though, while the people who moved from Europe into Russia in the past mainly came from its northwest. Rurik and those he brought with him were Scandinavian, for example, and many families of German nobility were established in Russia during the modernization and westernization efforts of some Tsars such as Peter the Great. Although there was much cultural exchange between the Russians and Greeks, I've never before heard of family names being a part of that exchange. So it's interesting to me.
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>>4333679
>>4333709
Support.
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>>4333679
Supporting >>4333709
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>>4333679
That's the fifth
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>>4334003
Makiri genes are pretty good when not suffering from that whole magical degradation thing.
There's a reason that Shinji could amass what was effectively a harem of female students despite having such a rotten personality.
He just had tunnel vision for Rin but was realistically the most attractive boy in school.
Not that he faced particularly tough opposition. Shirou? Issei? I'm pretty sure a good half of the school think those two were in some form of taboo forbidden relationship, honestly.
I'm also pretty sure that in the UBW Route, Issei ends up thinking that too.

>>4333916
I'll remind you that if you get Caster for yourself that you'll need to specify you want her to summon you an Assassin.

>>4333864
Oh if only you knew how much I'm looking forward to finally getting to write the Holy Grail War.
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>>4334536
>Oh if only you knew how much I'm looking forward to finally getting to write the Holy Grail War.
Guys, I'm starting to think that the HGW might not actually be easier than Tsukihime now
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>>4334562
Oh don't be so paranoid anon, it was only a purposely foreboding comment.
I'm just looking forward to all those Bad Ends I might end up getting to write.
Pic unrelated.
Well, half related.
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>>4334574
>Sakura will be full brocon yandere when the 5th HGW starts.
I'm ready.
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>>4334562
>Summon Caster Zolgen
>Have him hijack all the Command Seal
>???
>Profit

The guy’s past exploits are easily Heroic Spirit material, he was Paracelsus’ contemporary, and he was the founder that set up the entire class system and command seals
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>>4334574
Oh my god, those anons were fucking right about Yandere Brocon Sakura holy fuck. Okay now we absolutely have to be friends with Rin, I wanna poke the bear
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>>4334598
The secret of the Fifth Grail War in quest is that every servant summoned will be a Rin variation and they will all converge on Sakura at the exact same time.
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>>4334604
An interesting theory you have.
Here's my rebuttal.
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>>4334609
I mean, at least this will make Shirou happy.

Did you know there are enough Artoria variations to actually summon her as all seven classes in a Grail War as well as Ruler.
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So guys, I just remembered something. Mages are all autistic as fuck and Shirou is Shirou.
While we're in Misaki town, we should buy some flip mobile phones to give to Shiki, Monica and Aoko so we can actually contact them. Then when we get back to Fuyuki, let's get phones for Shirou and Waver.
If we're lucky, once Waver gets popular at the clock tower, his fans will start picking up cell phones too.

However, the Case or Custom Design on Shirou's phone has to be this.
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>>4333709
Supporting this.
>>4334672
>buy everyone a phone
>get advice from Aoko whenever
Are you out of your mind?
That's just cheating.
Also why the Avalon Case?
Do you just hate Kerry?
>>4334598
Agreed. I'm a secret Rinfag anyway.
Let's put her in the harem.
>>4334581
Zolgen would've had to have died hundreds of years ago for that to have been feasible. Stupid old worm fuck should've known when to let go.
His waifu will NEVER love him. But her sorta clone will love us. How d'ya like that, old man?
>>4334574
pls no.
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>>4334686
>Are you out of your mind?
>That's just cheating.
And? It's a good idea to get her a phone, just in case we need to talk to her.

>Also why the Avalon Case?
>Do you just hate Kerry?
Nah, I like Kerry. I do want to see Saber freak out the first time Shirou uses it though.
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>>4334693
Unless you buy her a Nokia then Aoko is going to break her phone very quickly.
She's really strong, isn't she?
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>Getting Aoko a phone.
Boys, I think you guys are missing the point. The fifth magician isn't some dog that will come running if we call her. She's not some rogue for hire like our dear Monica or an easily befriended upstart that knows of us and our family like Waver. She's a very important and very powerful woman with a busy life. We're here to try and learn stuff from her and if we're lucky, be cute enough for her to keep an eye on us on her own time.
Maybe I'm just being pessimistic, but I highly doubt we'll be able to endear ourselves to her so well that she'll decide to be our life line in case of emergency, meta knowledge, Rosy Cheeks or otherwise.
The best we can hope for is what we originally planned. Starting up that social link and hopefully finding a way to practice magic without the Old Worm noticing. Getting some of that true guidance is what we need and probably the most we'll get for now.
Keep your dreams high but your goals obtainable is all I'm saying.
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You know, thinking back, the idea that zouken wouldn't notice us missing for days is arrogant as fuck. Even if he doesn't particularly care about us, zouken would surely notice us missing from the house, and with that comes questions, questions which we can't lie about because zouken, being zouken, would know we were lying. And with that comes the worming
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>>4334791
Even if we vanished forever he wouldn't care about us.
But what could happen though, is Sakura's disposition changing now that we're gone, Zouken picking up on it, and starting to try to play us against Sakura.
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You know, I've been thinking about something very terrifying but very exciting as well.
The Aoko with no Shiki.
The implications would be monumental.
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>>4334536
this image has me thinking how about we dig around in zouken's attic or something and summon Young zolgen to help us unfuck all this shit
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>>4334574
Dark Sakura and Manaka x Shinji's corpse kinda confirmed bros
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>>4334796
>sakura shinji left you in the house alone with me and byakuya
>how about we make sure he never leaves again
>Evil grin
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>>4334805
and horrifying
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>>4334826
Zolgen never died
Prelati is only summonable because they're a body jumper
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>That's the fifth!
>>4333687
>>4333689

>Her name is Aoko Aozaki!
>>4333692
>>4333696
>>4333708
>>4333713
>>4333723
>>4333734
>>4333795

>"Her name is Aoko Aozaki!" and wink
>>4333709
>>4333714
>>4333745
>>4333773
>>4334062
>>4334313
>>4334686

How is it that we managed to get a tie with this many votes?
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>>4334857
It be like that sometimes.
Hope someone breaks it soon so we can keep the show rolling.
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>>4334857
Count me in for the second group
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>>4334868
which second group? specify
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>>4334868
The second group in the vote
>"Her name is Aoko Aozaki!"
Or the second of the tied votes
>"Her name is Aoko Aozaki!" and wink
?
I can't quite tell just from the wording alone, and the difference it will make on the proceeding events is quite large.
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>>4334875
young 'bout to steal sakura's man 1994 illustrated
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>>4334881
rin sorry
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>>4334875
Eh, you can change my vote to
>"Her name is Aoko Aozaki!" and wink.
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>>4334884
I kind of forgot to add, it's
>>4333734
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>>4334857
I'll change from "That's the fifth" to "'Her name is Aoko Aozaki' and wink".
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>>4334875
Tied votes sorry I’m lazy didn’t want to do the green text thing but wanted to break the tie based on intuition
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>>4334773
Nobody thinks she's our dog or our lifeline. I want to get her a mobile so it's easy for her to contact us if she wants, or we can try to contact her if we need to.
Besides, what is there to lose? 11000¥ from Shinji's pocket? Worst is she'll say no.
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>>4334940
>or we can try to contact her if we need to.
No, Stop that.
She's the fifth and even if she can't quite remember it now, Matou is a semi-big name and fairly easy to look up. She'll find us if she wants to.
And we, under no circumstances, should demand or beg her for any of her time she isn't willing to give on her own unprompted.
At least for now.
We'll see how much of a rapport we're able to build with her before this little trip is done, but please remember that not even Shinji has that much access to Aoko's time. I don't think anyone does, and trying to force her to pay attention to us in particular, isn't for the best.
We play this smoothly. We get what we can. We leave things as they lie.
It could be that I'm playing this overly cautious, but I feel it's appropriate when dealing with someone like a True Magician, even if it's very honest and kind person like Aoko.
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>>4334972
You are playing this way too overly cautious. Like seriously, nobody is begging or demanding any of her time.
But it doesn't hurt anything to get a spare mobile, tell her that we liked talking to her and offer it to her.
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>>4334972
Nice to hear a voice of reason, anon.
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>>4334997
Well we'll see how it goes.
I'm sure it'll be fine in the end, but I'd still rather not.
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>>4334972
yeah lets be cautious here we still don't know why we fused with shinji we can't expect everything to go our way Aoko has to do Aoko things she can't just drop whatever it was that she came to misaki town to do in the first place for the first piece of Ara Ara bait she sees
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"Of course I know who that is, Monica-san! Her name is Aoko Aozaki!" Her mouth twitches the tiniest amount upon your happy revealing of Aoko's name. It's pretty clear that Monica knows just who the Fifth is, and is aware of just how dangerous that Miss Blue can be if you were to somehow make her hostile. However, Monica regains some of her lost composure when you wink at her.

Instead of getting frantic, the realization that this is all part of whatever it is that you are planning seems to calm Monica a bit, who leans in close and begins to whisper very quietly in your ear. "You might already know this, but that woman is the Fifth True Magician and is a very important person in the Mage's Association. If you were to antagonize her, you'll be in an incredible amount of danger." Seems like she hasn't totally got the hint that playing on Aoko's good nature is part of your plan. Seems that when rumors about people spread, only the worst parts of their character become known. It's true that Aoko might be strong, but to judge somebody based entirely on their strength and the threat the represent is a little much for you. Then again, you suppose for a person like Monica, being able to judge threats to her even if they aren't hostile is all just part of the job. It's likely only because you are a practically harmless child that the woman seems to have somewhat opened up to you.

"But I think Aoko is a good person, Monica-san. Isn't it wrong to judge people based on what they are?" You respond to the whispering woman in a voice loud enough for Aoko to be able to hear, should she want to listen in.

"I... I guess?" Monica now sounds really quite confused by suddenly losing the upper hand in a conversation to a ten year old. Of course, unfortunately for her, you've got decades of life experience on her, and are as a result quite eloquent and good at talking. Far better than a freelancer would be, at least. In a war of words, Monica stands no chance. "B-but..."

You cut Monica off to say your own piece "Just because somebody is strong or important, it doesn't make them a bad person automatically. To just think that you shouldn't talk to people just because they are more important or more powerful than yourself isn't the way I want to live my life!" It's true, you aren't going to just content yourself with surviving. If you're going to get everyone the ending they deserve, as well as ensure your own happiness is secured, then you won't just shy away from talking to people because they are strong, no matter what your nerves might say!... Though you must admit, the thought of dealing with Gilgamesh face to face still terrifies you to no small degree. A man who could kill you without even making a gesture if you were to displease him enough is not the sort of person you relish the chance of meeting. Even though you know you will have to meet eventually.
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"Is that so?" A third voice cuts into your conversation, you don't know when she got up, but Aoko has in an instant made her way over to you and Monica. Aoko then looks at Monica with narrowed eyes, matching Monica's own narrow eyed glare at her, and a silent conversation seems to take place. You have no idea how strong Monica might think she is, but you'd really rather she didn't pick a fight with Aoko of all people. After a good twenty seconds of wordless glaring, Aoko speaks once again. "Excuse me, but what exactly is your relationship to Shinji-kun here? You aren't planning anything nefarious again, are you, Eisenmann?" Her voice is quiet as she reveals that the two have an apparently mutual understanding of each other's identities. "Who hired you to kidnap the boy? I knew that the name Matou was familiar to me, were you hired to take revenge for some aggrieved magus family from the war? The El-Melloi, perhaps? There's no job you freelancers won't take, right?" Aoko takes really quite the hostile tone with the woman you hired to escort you, and you begin to wonder just what sort of stuff Monica gets up to in her normal contracts. Of course, this woman has probably murdered dozens of people for nothing but money in the past. You should probably be concerned about that, when you think about it, but as long as she's not your enemy it's not really that much of a concern.

Monica makes an annoyed noise as the Fifth accuses her of planning to commit some sort of crime. "I don't have to tell you anything, Blue. But to satisfy your need to butt in on things that really don't concern you, I've actually just been hired to escort Shinji-kun for a few days. Now please, leave us be." She gives the Fifth Magician a terribly strained smile as she finishes up her rather short explanation.

"You didn't think I'd actually fall for that did you?" Aoko responds to Monica with a dangerous smile. This is quickly going to end poorly. She turns to you and the threat falls away from her face. "Is this woman really telling the truth, Shinji? Was she really hired as a guardian?" Aoko really is some sort of person that just headbutts her way into things that don't really concern her, isn't she? But of course you had to have hired the one freelancer with a reputation apparently great enough that Aoko Aozaki has either heard of her or has met with her before. With the way you can feel the hostility spark between the two of them, you'd even hazard a guess that the two might have even clashed over something in the past. Monica might just be far more competant than you've been giving her credit for, if she actually did manage to do battle with a True Magician. Though you somehow doubt that Aoko would've brought the full destructive power of the Fifth out to use against her even if that was the case.
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"Well... yes. She was, actually." You decide to tell the truth. As much as it might be interesting to see where this goes, you get the terrible feeling that it would just end up going poorly. Still, what dreadful luck that something like this would have ended up happening. What are the odds that Aoko just happened to know Monica? Honestly, you're quickly beginning to wish you just had Waver take you instead of Monica. "I wanted to go and... meet a friend of mine in Misaki Town." Quickly thinking of an excuse, you continue on. "I heard that he got himself hurt in an accident, but my father and... grandfather were far too busy to accompany me."

Aoko looks a little surprised by the revelation of Monica's innocence. Before she shrugs and looks at the freelancer again. "Well look at that. Maybe you are turning over a new leaf after all, Eisenmann." She then smiles at the irritated looking freelancer once again, this time practically inviting her to a fight with a somewhat smug expression. "Looks like I might have to start beating up freelancers more often... I wonder whatever happened to the Magus Killer...?" Aoko seems to come to some strangely dangerous conclusion about whatever happened between her and Monica in the past. Clearly some sort of fight and clearly one that ended in Monica's presumably embarrassing defeat.

Monica grits her teeth as Aoko reminds her of whatever happened in the past. "U-Uh! Thank you, Miss Fifth! For your concern... but ummm... a lot of people have started to stare!" You put on your best act as a panicked child, and thankfully, it seems to take some of the tension out of the train carriage from the two powerful women.

The long red-haired woman smiles at you, absolutely no hint of the anger she was directing towards Monica on her face "You're right, Shinji. Fighting here would be quite silly, wouldn't it? If you seriously don't need my help with this woman, then I'll be heading back to my seat. Alright?" You nod silently as the woman gives you one last concerned smile and Monica a suspicious glare before heading back to her own seat.

Monica mutters to herself as Aoko goes back to looking out of the window "Damn, what an annoying woman." She then spends the rest of the trip silently trying to stare a hole into the back of Aoko's head. You wonder if you ought to try to have Monica meet Touko. The two of them may very will get along if their opinions on the Fifth True Magician align so well.

Eventually though, you pull into the Misaki Town station at around 5PM, with Aoko getting off the train and fading into the crowd impossibly well. Almost as if she disappeared. Which for a woman with bright red almost floor length hair, shouldn't exactly have been possible.
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With Aoko having disappeared so easily, that really leaves you with a free night. You were sort of hoping that Fuyuki and Misaki were close enough that you would get to the town during the day, but it seems that wasn't really on the cards. It's still light out, but it's not going to last.

>Call it a night. Just go find your hotel.
>Look for the amnesiac assassin boy. Visit the Misaki Hospital and see if Shiki is about.
>Confirm the existence of the Tohno Family. Look for their mansion.
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
>Look for where Aoko might have wandered off to. Search the Back Alleys of Misaki.
>Write-in?
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Oh!
and
Status Updated!
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>>4335051
>Confirm the existence of the Tohno Family. Look for their mansion.
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>>4335051
>>Confirm the existence of the Tohno Family. Look for their mansion.
Shouldn't be too hard.
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>>4335051
>Honestly, you're quickly beginning to wish you just had Waver take you instead of Monica.
Idiot boy Shinji! The only thing more optimal than this is having gone by ourselves! What an incredible in!
Anyway.
>Confirm the existence of the Tohno Family. Look for their mansion.
I wanna spend time with Monica but we can do that when we have all our time-sensitive shit dealt with.
This shit is
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>>4335051
>Look for the amnesiac assassin boy. Visit the Misaki Hospital and see if Shiki is about.
I'd be careful about trying to find the mansion, we might end up running into Kouma if he's in Misaki.
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>>4335053
>Rosy Cheeked Adonis: D
>Due to the development of this skill it will become a variant of Charisma instead of disappearing when Shinji is old enough.
Fucking. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
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>>4335070
Then again. Maybe Waver would have done the same thing and then on top of it been nicer to Aoko in general....Mice and Men I suppose.
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>>4335051
>Look for the amnesiac assassin boy. Visit the Misaki Hospital and see if Shiki is about.
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>>4335051
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
Who is around that we actually could meet? Most of the cast of Tsukihime are either in the mansion, in a hospital or not in Misaki except one.
The one who never got her happy ending.
Let's look for young Satsuki.
>>4335074
Nice.
Even more a reason to try to find Satsuki and leave an impression on her before she becomes obsessed with Shiki alone.
>>4335082
I can't believe our two ara ara shotacons hate each other.
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>>4335113
Satsuki, the leader of the Back Alley Alliance? Are you sure you're voting for the right option if you're hoping for a fated meeting with her?
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>>4335113
>I can't believe our two ara ara shotacons hate each other.
I mean I could have seen that coming.
But to think they had history...that shit really shook me for a second.
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>>4335051
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
>>4335113
I can't believe our two ara ara shotacons hate each other.
Then it's our job to correct that, isn't it?
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>>4335049
>I wonder whatever happened to the Magus Killer...
Oh man, I would pay money to see old Kiritsugu getting pummeled by Aoko. What a wonderful idea.
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>>4335114
Be sensible anon!
The Back Alley Alliance hasn't been formed yet! Also she's like ten and I don't think we're likely to find a ten year old running around the alleyways.
I want to save her so much damn it. We just need to not be a brainless idiot like Shiki!
I'm hoping we'll be a good enough magus by the time we get to dealing with vampire Satsuki that we can deal with a recently turned Dead Apostle with magic.
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>>4335123
I want to save her too, anon, but speaking realistically I don't think we have a good chance of meeting her during this visit since we don't know where she lives or how she spends her time. Better to confirm whether she exists at all by checking the existence of the Tohno mansion, I think.
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>>4335051
>>Look for the amnesiac assassin boy. Visit the Misaki Hospital and see if Shiki is about.
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>>4335051
>Look for the amnesiac assassin boy. Visit the Misaki Hospital and see if Shiki is about.
Literally just send a card or something, its not suspicious at all to give someone a get well present
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>>4335123
We're probably gonna eventually have to jump ship, we can go to Misaki town 1 year earlier before the events of Tsukihime and get in touch with Satsuki like that
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>>4335070
I have been vindicated with my going alone vote
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>>4335051
>>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
Blow off some steam.
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>>4335051
>>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
We've booked a Hotel, right?
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>>4335051
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
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>>4335147
Didn't nobody go to visit Shiki for weeks? That's why he ran off wasn't it?
Nobody came to visit and he thought he was going insane.
>>4335126
Why the mansion? Odds are that Kouma is there and fuck that noise.
>>4335150
Did somebody say contrived transfer student plot?
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>>4335231
>Did somebody say contrived transfer student plot?
Not until after we've played detective with Waver.
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Oh man, I had the best idea. Since we're here for a few days, one night we should take Monica to Ahnenerbe.
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>>4335238
>Play detective
While you could play at being Sherlock with Waver, you could instead take the role of Mycroft and just write him a letter spoiling him on his own series.
Not saying you have to do that.
But it would be funny.
>>4335231
>contrived transfer student plot
Now this would be quite a fun thing to write.
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>>4335051
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
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>>4335231
nvm fuck him, we just check if he's there then
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>>4335051
>Look for the amnesiac assassin boy. Visit the Misaki Hospital and see if Shiki is about.
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Been thinking about this and well, what do you guys think our element and origin is gonna be?
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>>4335357
>Sword
>Also Sword
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>>4335357
Matou clan has affinity to Water element

Origin likely differs from person to person, but Matou magecraft revolves around taking something and making it their own, so anything from Absorption, Pillage, or even Conquer is possible, assuming that you want to take over from Zouken. Shinji’s canon origin is probably closer to Worthlessness. Otherwise roll a fucking dice because I’d imagine Isekai would create some weird ass Origin
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>>4335051
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
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>>4335383
The hereditary affinity would be the affinity of Shinji's circuits (the 13 crappy ones). We have our own circuits, so probably our own affinity, but I don't have any guesses as to what it is. Maybe we're an average one on account of that 99? Absorption definitely makes sense for our origin though, considering the way we took over the kid's body.
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>>4335383
>Otherwise roll a fucking dice because I’d imagine Isekai would create some weird ass Origin
What would isekai man even have for his life before he got isekai'd? That would be one of the biggest influences on Origin.
>inb4 something like Delusion, Abandonment, Despair, or Self-Loathing
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>>4335400
His origin is Otaku
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>>4335394
>took over the kid's body
WhatIs said that its a "2 souls fused into one" sort of situation, but I've yet to read anything of the Shinji half of the soul rebelling or dissenting or otherwise indicating they have any sort of sentience or say in the matter.

>>4335403
Nah it wouldn't be a "profession" or something similar. Origin has to be something conceptual, because Nasu has a hard-on for conceptual shit.
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>>4335357
Void
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>>4335051
>Just spend some time with Monica in town. See if there's some sort of Arcade or Movie Theater
>>4335406
There are bits that seem like shinji shinning through, like being smug about school
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>>4335406
>WhatIs said that its a "2 souls fused into one" sort of situation, but I've yet to read anything of the Shinji half of the soul rebelling or dissenting or otherwise indicating they have any sort of sentience or say in the matter.
I think it's less like we shoved Shinji into a corner and more of a Gogeta/Vegito situation.
>"I am neither Goku nor Vegeta!"
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>>4335406
>>4335431
A bit of Shinji came out when we discovered the A+ circuits too.
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>>4335453
Yeah those circuits are definitely some Shinji, its actually a good explanation as to why we have an absurd amount of high quality ones. We're also charismatic which definitely has something to do with Shinji, I mean, the dude canonically had a harem in school and would protect Shirou by threatening to socially murder people
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>Try to confirm the existence of the Tohno
>>4335054
>>4335058
>>4335070

>Look for Shiki
>>4335073
>>4335112
>>4335128
>>4335147
>>4335329

>Spend time with Monica
>>4335113
>>4335121
>>4335157
>>4335161
>>4335199
>>4335307
>>4335389
>>4335431

Looks like spending some time with your Freelancer Friend has won out over seeking out the oni-bloods or Shiki.
Unexpected.
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>>4335383
in the shadowverse collab a few years back Shinji got bloodcraft but that might not be accurate
for reference Shiro got Dragoncraft, Sakura got Shadowcraft And Rin got Runecraft
it's still the closest thing we have to a canon magic type for Shinji i think
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>>4335630
>Shirou
>Not Swordcraft
Someone fucked up.
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So do you guys think 3 days will be enough to complete our goals? Kinda don't wanna fuck up and stay longer and get Sakura to go all Yandere on our ass
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>>4335659
It's fine, she has Zouken to keep her company.
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>>4335642
never said they didn't
this is though the closest thing to an element or origin that shinji ever got
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>>4335671
>Sakura your Onii-chan ran away because you were weak
>become stronger,stronger so that he never runs away again
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Guys, I just thought of how to instantly get Illya on our side and make her like us enough for a waifu route.

What we do is buy her an eight pack of enerloop batteries.
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>>4335688
Even better
Zouken should welcome us home with open arms, then lead us to the basement and give us the ol jump into my rape pit or fuck off
Bonus points if he already threw shinji's dad in there for added effect
Then when we fuck off he tells sakura that we were too pussy to take on her burden for her(note, zouken left this bit out when propositioning us for added manipulation) and that nobody will ever save her
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>>4335432
Nah, it's not that charitable to Base Shinji.
>Not quite, it's more the two of your souls fused into a single gestalt existence, the reason (You)r personality took charge is a combination of the greater life experience and a few other reasons. While 'you' are Shinji as much as you are (You), the Shinji parts are far less pronounced.
That's not to say that there aren't bits of Shinji that don't come out every now and again.
Like his pension to be sorta freaked out whenever strong women are around or the joy Shinji gets out of making his teachers seethe.
But for the most part, Shinji has been relegated to the background of our mind.
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>>4335715
ew gross
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>>4335715
Ye god! It's horrible! What did you do that to her for?
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>>4335715
Cursed, but I fucks with it.
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>>4335659
She has cute little puppies to keep her company and give her lots of cuddles in the basement
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>>4335719
But Illya would much prefer looking like that, don't you want her to be happy? How twisted of you.
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>>4335733
The truth comes out.
Illyafags only want one thing and it's disgusting.
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>>4335733
Illya's tears are at least mitigated in their unpleasantness by her beauty. Illya with the body of an adult is just depressing.
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>>4335735
>Illyafags only want one thing and it's disgusting.
Enerloop batteries?
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>>4335735
I don't like Ko-Gil from Hollow Ataraxia or Lancer Saber from FGO, either. I don't see the special appeal of aged-up or down versions of characters. Especially not a character like Illya, whose apparent age is such a major character focus.
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>>4335715
Illya is Illya, whether her body has grown up or not!

>>4335733
If that would make her happy, I'd definitely go for it.

>>4335735
I just want Illya to be happy anon, she can't do that while dead.
If we fall in love with her or vice-versa that would be great though.
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>>4335715
I will say though, if you called this character design anything but Illyasviel von Einzbern I'd rate her pretty highly,
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>>4335747
Good luck actually making her like you lol
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>>4335753
Well, if we cooperate with the Einzbern, make her the third True Magician, and contract a body for her from Touko, I'd think that alone would earn her goodwill.
Especially if the body matches her age.
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>>4335747
Whatever you say, boys. I ain't hatin, I'm just saying.
As for me, while Aged Up Illya is 100% cursed, I do wish for a future where she might be able to properly grow up and live a normal life...or as normal a life as mages tend to live anyway.
She can't be our little girl forever after all, I mean she can, that would be lit, but assuming she can't, we must learn to love her in all her forms just in case.
We've never seen a future where our girl has been able to...well live.
So who knows what the future holds.

>>4335753
Love very well might find a way and I fully support it!
Just need too...wade through all this hag pussy to get to her...
It's gonna be a struggle
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>>4335704
>Sakura I asked Shinji if he would help ease your burden
>he...he ran away with that unscrupulous mercenary I hired two years back
>unfortunately my dear it's just you and me now
>If you do as I say we might just be able to bring him back
>even if he doesn't want to be a part of the family anymore
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>>4335776
yeh were struggling real hard boys heh heh
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>>4335772
>piss off to europe
>get a political marriage to the einzberns
>come back to japan after years of absence
>with our new fiance
SAKURA'S GONNA FREAK
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>>4335792
Let’s just put her out of her misery
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>>4335792
>Sakura goes dark
>keeps us in the worm pit
>tortures us even long after stockholm syndrome kicks in
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>>4335792
also good luck getting engaged considering that we can do all of fuck as of this moment
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Ok. Here's the plan.
We call up Shirou and have him be a lifeline between us and Sakura while we're away. He's a nice guy with a working phone and Sakura knows him to some extent. It will also be a great way to push her to be closer to Shirou and be less dependent on us.
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>>4335797
We're a genetic freak with 80+ high quality circuits, most mages would drop to their knees and suck us off in public for the chance of having us marry into their family
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>>4335792
A beautiful dream.
>>4335804
>We're a genetic freak
Damn it, anon, don't you dare start in about our chances at Sacrifice.
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>>4335804
Good luck getting Acht to do that
no really i hope it goes well for you
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>>4335801
>Oh onii-chans going away to euorpe for who knows how long
>he's leaving me with the red headed step-child
>well I guess i'll just get raped then
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>>4335804
Also I guess we've got shinji's arrogance down pat
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"Hey, Monica-san... I think it's a little late for me to meet the person I wanted to go see now, so I think we don't actually have anything to... well, do." You speak to the woman who is apparently far more dangerous than you had first taken her for. She obviously didn't win against Aoko, but the very fact that she actually has had a fight with her in the past speaks volumes of either Monica's skill as a freelancer, or her arrogance as a magus... and to be honest, seeing as she's so far portrayed almost none of the traditional magus qualities and seems to have actively gone down the path of a freelancer, you don't think it was arrogance that led to her doing battle with Aoko.

Had this woman fought in the Fourth Holy Grail War, then it's likely that Kirei and Kiritsugu wouldn't have just been able to practically walk all over every other enemy master in the war. Kiritsugu only really excels against magi, which is why he was in so much trouble against Kirei. It's likely that a spellcaster like Monica would utilize more unorthodox tactics that the Magus Killer wouldn't have been able to predict. Kayneth was supposedly a genius, yet despite all that genius all he did was yell 'scalp!' for the entire duration of the war. Then he died. Kiritsugu really was a massive asshole during that war. Not that Kayneth wasn't an equally terrible human being on account of being your average high ranking Clocktower magus.

You think about what to do now that you're in Misaki. Look for Aoko? Nah, she's the sort of woman that is only found when she wants to be found, you already saw how easily she disappeared from sight earlier, there's no reason to assume you would have any luck in actually well, tracking her down. Of course, you could try searching the city for the Tohno mansion, but seeing as the whole incident with SHIKI has only just happened, you don't feel like getting anywhere close to a place that is probably swarming with Oni-blooded people is a good idea. Especially when you might even run into Kouma Kishima. Of course, the Mixed-Blood wouldn't really have a reason to attack a child, but still, for some reason, the prospect of facing Kouma kind of scares you a little more than the prospect of facing Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is arrogant and prideful, and that can be used against him. Whereas the prospect of facing Kouma in a social situation kind of feels something like trying to convince Berserker not to kill you. You don't want to be facing a complete monster than could even scare somebody with the true instincts of a killer like Shiki.
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Speaking of Shiki, you suppose you could always visit the boy while he's in hospital, on the assumption that he's actually there of course. For now though, you don't really feel like skulking about the corridors of a hospital to look for the injured boy. Besides, he's probably resting right now anyway, and it's unlikely that they would let visitors in anyw- Oh wait, you've got Monica with you. She can probably just hypnotize people into letting you pass. You really ought to learn how to do that when you finally get your circuits opened which by your own appraisal based on what little you know of how magic... well, feels are incredibly high quality. You can at least count them though, and you know you have a huge sum of magic circuits. Really, Hypnosis seems like a very basic skill for a magus to learn, and a very important one too. Can't take the chance that normal people will see and reveal magecraft, so it's something you imagine that is really one of the first things that prospective magi are taught. Unfortunately, despite your potential, it is wasted while hiding away your power from Zouken.

Of course, Touko would probably also be able to help you out, but Touko is somewhat more difficult to handle than her comparatively lovely sister. As long as you don't call her by that nickname of hers though, you ought to be fine should you run into the woman. You just need to remember how to handle a situation and that you're going to have at least some sort of upper hand in the majority of your dealings with people. After all, you've quite literally read a lot of them like books. It's people like Monica who concern you though, the less you know about people, the more difficulty you'll have in getting them to act in the way you want. Though honestly, you don't know if trying to manipulate Touko is really a good idea at all. She's quite a little bit brighter than Aoko, no offense to the Fifth, but Touko is probably the greatest living practitioner of modern magecraft there is. After all, what sort of a genius do you have to be actually make functioning replicas of the runes used by Odin himself?

"Hey, Monica-san. Do you... Do you just want to go and catch a movie? I hear that Independence Day is supposed to be quite good." Well, it's a decent movie at best. But Monica will probably enjoy it at least. You are at least able to tolerate the action film, even if you've already watched it.
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"A movie, Shinji-kun? Why yes, I suppose that we could do that. Don't you want to go and check our rooms at the hotel though?" You'd really rather not, honestly. There's only really one big hotel in Misaki Town, and it just happens to be the one a certain Dead Apostle Ancestor turned into his personal feeding grounds. Or well, will turn into his personal feeding grounds in the future. Maybe. You're really getting irritated by this whole uncertain future thing. Damn timeline confusion is getting on your nerves already. This is all Nasu's fault for making things so complicated and having a universe where he needed to start removing aspects from things just to have the stories he wanted to tell make sense. Like, if Arcueid existed in the timelines for Fate/Grand Order, then the story would've turned out terribly different.

You spend the rest of the night after visiting the movie theater just wandering about Misaki at night with Monica, visiting the shops and at one point you try introducing Monica to an arcade. She's slow to adapt to videogames, but you think she begins to enjoy them once she gets her bearings. Of course, throughout the night, you can't help but shake a feeling that you're being watched at certain periods. But whenever you think you saw something out of the corner of your eye, it seems to disappear without a trace. Are you being followed? Who could be following you anyway? Is this some sort of joke on Aoko's part? Is she watching over you out of mistrust for Monica? Then again, this is Misaki town. So it could very easily be something far more dangerous than an overly concerned true magician. Depending on her reputation, this might even be an assassin hired to dispose of Monica.

>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
>Remain silent and remain by Monica's side.
>Leave the arcade without Monica and confront the stalker alone.
>Hit the fire alarm and then leave with Monica in the panic.
>Write-in...
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>>4335829
>>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
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>>4335829
>Hit the fire alarm and then leave with Monica in the panic.
let's be safe, paranoid but safe, remember we're shinji matou and we've got two deaths to our name so far
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
The fucking worm knows
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
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>>4335842
well you didn't think he'd let one of his dear descendants(chewtoys) leave without proper supervision did you
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
We might be a metaminded little prodigy, but I trust Monica to know when shit's up.
Telling her our suspicions couldn't hurt though.
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>>4335801
literally just do what Shinji did originally and make Sakura help Shirou out, she'll find his autistically driven personality appealing, maybe shed away some of that yandere too

>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
Well... this is her job...
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
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>>4335829
>>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
It’s that fucker zouken
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
We are about to be wormed aren't we?
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
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Everyone's worried about it being Zouken while I'm worried it's related to Aoko's business in Misaki.
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>>4335829
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following you.
Tell her to act casual and if they want to try "something", she can fight
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>>4336370
Fix*
>Tell Monica that you think somebody is following the two of you.
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>>4335829
how much do you guys want to bet that who ever is following us is harmless and WhatIsAQM is just trying to get us to over react by sending monica to deal with it.
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>>4336468
Over reacting would be hitting the fire alarm, sending Monica is just us being cautious.
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"Monica-san. I... think that somebody is following us." You tell the woman in a quiet voice as you stand next to her in the arcade. The woman slowly steps away from the arcade cabinet with a sigh. Before looking through the window leading to the poorly lit streets outside.

"Yeah, I noticed too. Whoever they are though, it doesn't look like they are prepared to attack us in public. Which leads me to believe that this enemy of ours is either weak, or simply wants to remain unseen when dealing with us." Monica's voice is serious. "If it were Aoko following us, I doubt we would've even noticed her. Miss Blue is quite good at hiding when she wants to be. Even against somebody like me." You feel like you would feel more confident in Monica's abilities if you actually had the faintest idea of what they were. Right now all you really know is that the woman is strong enough to be considered some sort of side villain by Aoko. "I suppose we should go see what they want then, I hate being followed, but tonight I was really hoping they would just leave on their own accord." She takes your hand as she begins to lead you onto the street outside the arcade and into one of the many back alleyways of Misaki Town.

"A-are you sure you know what you're doing, Monica-san?" This better not be a Dead End, Monica. It seems that you might not appreciate just how dangerous these back alleys actually are!

"Of course I do, Shinji-kun. You hired me to protect you, didn't you? While I'm here, I won't let anything hurt you." No! Stop triggering death flags damn you! Don't you know how these things go? You're going to act overly confident in dealing with whatever decides to attack you and you are going to get killed for it!

"J-just be careful, Monica-san." You try to maintain an outward cool as you wait for whatever it is that is pursuing the two of you to reveal itself, though just as you give Monica one last warning, a shadowed figure jumps down from the darkness of the buildings surrounding you on both sides, landing on a manhole cover with a flourish and turning towards the two of you.

"Good evening." The figure introduces himself with a fanged smile, you can see his figure quite clearly. The man is wearing a fine looking red suit, as well as blond hair, clearly a foreigner to Japan as well as, well, a vampire. Of course, the biggest giveaway that this man is some sort of Dead Apostle is not only his fanged smile, but his eyes. One is red yet the other is... a curious swirling orange. "I hate to be so impolite to a fellow practitioner of the mystic arts, but would you mind handing that boy over to me? He's really quite an interesting enigma that I would like to study for myself. I can promise you he won't be harmed" His smile doesn't exactly give you any confidence that you study is all he wants to do. "Or, you can try to fight me and I'll kill you where you stand. It's your choice and one human won't really weigh on my mind too heavily. Magus or not."
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"Who are you...? And what do you want with Shinji-kun?" Monica raises an arm in front of you protectively. This trip has really taken a turn for the absolute worst. You just wanted to meet Aoko and now you're face to face with a damn Dead Apostle. At least you took Monica with you and not Waver. Otherwise things really would've been dire. At least Monica can hopefully deal some damage to this vampiric foe.

The man frowns, almost as if he was expecting to be known by reputation alone. "I am Constantine Vergil de Polignac, have you not heard of me? This is a backwards country though, so it's not like I'm all too surprised that the people who inhabit it would be so clueless." The vampire insults the entire nation of Japan with a shrug. "As for why I want the boy, it's his element, you see. I possess quite a unique ability to discern the elemental affinity of living things with but a glance, yet that boy... that boy has an elemental affinity even I have never seen before!" The vampire then smiles at Monica. "Of course, I can make it quite worth your while if you do. I would rather avoid having to spill the blood of a beautiful maiden such as yourself, and I am quite well off. Almost to prove a point, the vampire takes what looks like a bar of gold bullion out of his pocket to tempt Monica.

"Well, I have to admit that your offer of gold is quite the tempting one, but I noticed a few problems in it. One, there's nothing to stop you from just killing me and taking your money back. Two, I'd get an awful reputation if I just broke a contract for money and three!" She raises her voice now, and the vampire raises an eyebrow while Monica simply smiles. "You're standing on a manhole cover."

"Wha-aaaaaaaaaaaaargh!" The vampire barely gets to say a single syllable before screaming out in unexpected pain, the manhole cover he was standing on having somehow snapped shut over both of his legs like some horrific bear trap. Cutting deep into the flesh of the dead apostle. "That's it, prepare to di-" He doesn't even get to finish his next sentence before Monica cuts him off again.

"Form meinen Stahl" The metal making up the sudden beartrap begins to shift and take the form of rotating blades to shred the vampire into a gory mess. The vampire begins to scream in agony as the rotating blades send the gory mess of the lower half of his body plummeting into the rancid water of the sewers. Monica is so brutal in dealing with the vampire that you are simply standing and watching the carnage unfold, completely stunned by the power of the woman.

Constantine manages to pull himself free of the spinning blades before they claim his upper body too, yet the vampire is in no position to fight back against Monica as he is now. At least not until he is restored by the Curse of Restoration. "H-hold on. Mercy! Please!" Seems that however arrogant this man was before being dealt with with ease, he's not above begging for his life.
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His pleading only manages to evoke a smile from Monica however, who simply leans down to face the vampire close up and to pluck the bar of gold bullion from his hand. "And finally, four. Don't reveal that killing you would turn me a major profit." She then places a palm against the squirming vampires head and utters a single word. "Stromstoß!"

At her utterance, the vampire screams in agony as he is engulfed in a shining blue light and surrounded by crackling electricity. You are forced to turn away from the shining light produced by the spell lest you damage your eyesight. Monica just watches the vampire burn away into ashes with a smile on her face though. Good grief.

Finally, the light of her spell fades away and you turn back to Monica, who is poking through the ashes of the vampire, looking at the puddle of molten gold that has formed within the center of the remains of the arrogant vampire. She then proceeds to turn to you with a happy smile as she looks at the bullion in her hand and the large puddle of gold melted onto the floor. "Wow! Seems that God really does reward people for doing a good deed, look at all this gold, Shinji-kun!" She happily ignores the execution of the monster she just so easily carried out.

>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!"
>"What... What did he mean by elemental affinity, Monica-san?"
>"Is he really dead?"
>"What sort of magecraft did you just use, Monica-san? It's incredible!"
>Write-in...
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>>4336535
>Write-in (Hug the Hag!)
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!"
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>>4336535
>"What... What did he mean by elemental affinity, Monica-san?"
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>>4336543
>Write-in (Hug the Hag!)
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!
supporting Monica needs a hug
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>>4336535
Brutal.
>>4336543
Supporting.
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>>4336535
>Write-in (Hug the Hag!)
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!
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>>4336556
>>4336543
This but also ask about elemental affinity
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>>4336556
>>4336557
>>4336559
>>4336571
Damn it people are already voting.
Well here's something I thought of too late.
There is a very real possibility that Aoko actually is watching us somehow, and if she sees we're in such good hands, she might be less inclined to give us assistance on our fated meadow field type encounter if she even deems it worth her time to help someone so well set up. Aoko seems like the type of girl that only gives boons to shotas that lack a solid support network, so us being able to hug up on Monica might be a good way to get that pat on the back and a 'the true strength was the friends you made along the way' speech, rather than anything tangible.
As much as I'd love to boost that affection with Monica, especially after seeing how quick she's able to get down with the get down, I can't keep quiet about this drawback in good faith.
But it's not all bad.
After all, assuming we meet up with Aoko a second time, we have enough of a horrible backstory to counteract this, but either way, it might make a difference in the long run.
I think it's worth it so I won't be changing, but I've given my piece about the subject.
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>>4336535
>Write-in (Hug the Hag!)
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!
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>>4336535
>>4336543
Support.
Jesus Christ I wasn't expecting Monica to be so fucking strong.
That was ridiculous!
That vampire got fucked!
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>>4336572
what we should be doing is try to focus on establishing a rapport with her. However considering that she knows Monica and thinks that she might be turning over a new leaf it would probably be best that we play an oblivious Ten year old instead of trying to brute force our way into Tsukihime remember Shiki is the one who finds her in the fields not us We should work with what we have instead of being greedy
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>>4336535
>"What... What did he mean by elemental affinity, Monica-san?"
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>>4336592
>However considering that she knows Monica and thinks that she might be turning over a new leaf it would probably be best that we play an oblivious Ten year old instead of trying to brute force our way into Tsukihime
Boy, who you tellin?
I said meadow field TYPE encounter, not that I wanted to steal Shiki's.
My whole plan with Aoko is that we get her attention enough to have a completely separate mentorship encounter with her. Cucking Shiki, If he's even around, is not only dangerous because of what he could have become without her guidance, but is a dick move that I'm not about.
That said, if we DO want that guidance from Aoko,which is remember the reason why we're here to start with, we gotta play the part, is all I'm saying.
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>>4336535
>>"What... What did he mean by elemental affinity, Monica-san?"
Can we hug Monica too
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>>4336535
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!"
>embrace the cake
So even working at a discount, Monica made a mint coming n this trip? Shinji might find a way to become her favorite employer.
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What if we got Monica to kill bazett instead of kirei
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>>4336535
>Write-in (Hug the Hag!)
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!
>>4336628
But why?
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That Dead Apostle totally isn't dead.
She only mangled the lower body instead of vaporizing it.
Curse of Restoration ought to bring him back from just his mangled legs.
It brought Roa back from being a pair of feet.
Also narrative wise it makes no sense.
We've got a DA on our trail now boys.
Aoko help.
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From goldeneye's little speech there, who wants to bet we have some weird elemental affinity that's just as restrictive and hyperspecific as Shirou's? I'm thinking "Fiction", personally.
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>>4336535
>"What... What did he mean by elemental affinity, Monica-san?"
Posted the comment, forgot the vote. Nice going me.
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>>4336663
If it is fiction I want to bully Alice and usurp control of her Ploy Kickshaws.
Dumb immortal witch.
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>>4336543
>>4336535
support
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>>4336535
>"What... What did he mean by elemental affinity, Monica-san?"
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>>4336637
We could get lancer
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>>4336691
And lancer would hate us for ever and betray us at the first chance
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>>4336701
So
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>>4336701
Lancer is the only servant that is okay to kill but we should give him a good battle because that's only fair
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>>4336702
A mad dog is a bad dog and a bad dog is liable to tear your face off
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>Write-in (Hug the Hag!)
>"T-that was amazing, Monica-san! I had no idea you were that strong!
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>>4336721
Nah it will be cool
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Whatis dead?
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>>4336819
No.
I don't think so, at least.
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>>4336820
If you turn out to be a ghost, I'll be very upset.
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>>4336820
Good, I love you. You have a place to read other stories you've done?
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