The year is LP0006, you have been mysteriously transported to another dimension, a piece of land floating in space simply called The Continent, by a being far beyond your mortal comprehension.Your mission is to find and kill the current Demon King, Little Princess, who has been hiding in the Human Realm for the last six years under the guise of a normal civilian. To execute this mission, you've been given the talking Dark Sword Chaos, one of the few weapons in The Continent capable of piercing the invincibility field the Demon King and its subordinates, the Dark Lords, possess.(This is a quest based on the Rance series, using gameplay mechanics and lore from that series as base. It's also one of my first quests, so sorry if I don't have this stuff all figured out)
But we're getting ahead of ourselves. First of all, you have to decide which of the four major countries you wish to be summoned to. Once summoned, you'll automatically obtain the average abilities of that country's citizens.>LeazasThe richest kingdom in The Continent, led by the… eccentric queen, Lia Parapara Leazas. Being the most powerful country in the land, its civilians have access to both basic magic and sword techniques, however they're not especially good at either. A jack of all trades but master of none. As a citizen of a prosperous kingdom, you will start your adventure with more GOLD than your other options, and access to your own cow carriage, to move greater distances for free.>HelmanThe most war-centric faction on the map, led by the princess-turned-president, Sheila Helman. Every civilian in this country is trained since birth in the usage of multiple different types of weapons, from swords to axes to morning stars, they even have training in capturing and using wild monsters in combat. However their proficiency in magic is practically non-existent, and the native cold climate of Helman makes them quite less efficient in warmer areas. As a citizen of the poorest region in The Continent, you would start your journey with zero GOLD.>ZethThe kingdom of magic, led by the king Ragnarokarc Super Gandhi and his daughter, Magic The Gandhi. Its population is divided into the upper class, filled with powerful magicians, and the lower class filled with low class weapons users. For the sake of convenience, you will be summoned as a magician with access to base lightning spells and mid tier fire and ice spells. However, to hurt the Demon King and Dark Lords you will need to use the Dark Sword Chaos to disable their invincibility field first, which will be difficult with your non-existent sword training.>Free Cities AllianceA wild-west-esque region, filled with adventurers, bounty hunters and thieves. As a citizen of this region, you would not have access to a lot of weapon techniques or fancy magic, however, you'd have quite an edge in terms of hand-to-hand combat and use of dirty tactics to catch opponents off guard. You'd also have an easier time sneaking and stealing stuff.Please choose your>name>gender>personality trait>starting countryand start your quest!
>>5673395>Name: Leopold Maier>Gender: Male>Personality trait: Harem Main Character Density, alternatively German Autism>Starting country: HelmanWarrior with a Warbeast companion, best choice bar none. Fuck mages.
>>5673395>Princes Sevarsera Leazas>Gender: Female>Personality trait: Snooty>Starting country: LezasTo defeat the Little Princess, we must BECOME a little Princess.
>>5673434You should really wait longer on choices like these. This is a mega slow board. Can i stilll vote btw?
>>5673437Oh of course, yeah I probably got a bit too carried away thinking possibilities in my head, I'll wait a few more hours
>>5673395>Name: Leopold Maier>Gender: Male>personality trait: Anti-Social>starting country: Helman>>5673439No problem. Youll get more votes on weekends like today after work is done with
>>5673395>Name: Noah McRoy>Gender: Male>Personality trait: Gruff>Starting country: Free Cities AllianceFist fighting Cowboy
>>5673395>name: Rance>gender: Male>personality trait: Gentleman Rapist>starting country: Free Cities Alliance
>>5673395>Name: Leopold Maier>Gender: Male>personality trait: Anti-Social>starting country: Helman
Out of curiosity, why does this map have Japan on it?
>>5673870its only constant in all of history, japan was there
>>5673395 >Name : Johnny Joe Billy Jimbo Bob>gender : male>personality trait : local funnyman>Country : Helmann's Mayonnaise
Leopold Maier the anti-social (and possible german autist) helman is taking the lead so far, I'll until it's been 24 hours since the first post and if there's not too many new replies I'll go with that>>5673870That's not Japan, that's JAPAN, original country do not steal. It's not one of the four major global (continental?) powers so I didn't include it in the spawn vote.
>>5673395>Princess Sevarsera Leazas>Gender: Female>Personality trait: Snooty>Starting country: Lezas
>>5673463>>5673992Changing my vote for the german autist to get things going
>Name: Princes Sevarsera Wilhelma>Gender: Female>Personality trait: autistic rapist>Starting country: HelmanGerman little princess autist-rapist
>>5673410>>5673452>>5673555>>5674029>You are Leopold Maier, a first year at the Sudori 13 Fourth Army Soldier Academy.>Although you are a novice, you've shown great skill with the sword during training, even being capable of dual wielding if given the opportunity.>Despite your incredible talent and relatively good looks compared to other trainee soldiers, your social skills are lacking, to say the least. You find great difficulty in talking to others, and meeting new people scares you more than any man-eating monster.>You have been summoned into this role for the purpose of finding and slaying Demon King Little Princess as soon as possible, with the help of Chaos the Dark Sword.>Good luckAfter getting your entire life's story beamed into your brain, you awaken into the world you've been summoned to.You are standing in front of a famous bar in the city of Sudori 13, the biggest city in southern Helman. The weather is cold, even by Helman standards, but your new self can't help but find it comfortable. The narrow, dark gray streets of the city remind you of a desolate ghost town, which you find rather pleasant.>"Uhh, heeey! Are you gonna ignore me being here or what?"You look down to the street, a strange looking sword is laying there. This must be that "Dark Sword Chaos" the voice told you about earlier in the intro. You pick it(him?) up.>"Hey there kindred spirit, I'm Chaos, the super special demon sword, kind of a big deal. Now I'll be honest, I have NO clue what's going on here, but I heard something about killing a Demon King, and let me tell ya' I'm ALL ABOUT that shit!!""…uh… uhum…" You mutter, feeling uncomfortable.>"The strong silent type huh? Well that's fine, that's fine. You know, back when I was a human I had a friend called Nikkou, she was just like that… well except, y'know, she was a hot woman, and you are… well I mean, no offense, I just don't swing that way y'know? I'm sure ladies find you- WOAH!"You have a feeling he's not going to shut up, so you sheathe him to your side, appreciate the calming silence again, and decide what to do next.>Enter the bar to try to gather information>Look around town >Go outside town to kill some monsters (GOLD and Lvs)>Ask the talking sword about the Demon King
>LeopoldLv: 15 / Lv Cap: 37Weakness: FireGOLD: 0Special skills:>Dual Wield (Use two swords at once)Equipment:>Chaos the Dark Sword>Standard soldier armorItems:>1 Monster capturing rope (Allows you to capture a weakened monster.)>2 potatoes >Strange helmet (A strange helmet you found underneath a pile of snow as a kid. "M16" is written on the inside in tiny letters. You carry it around as a luck charm.)
>>5674093>Enter the bar to try to gather information>>5674097>Lv Cap: 37Shit
>>5674093>Go outside town to kill some monsters (GOLD and Lvs)
>>5674093>Go outside town to kill some monsters (GOLD and Lvs)Maybe we can pick up a contract/quest to kill some monsters for extra cash. Also we can catch a monster companion, which after reading the wiki I understand are all girls or Americans which is hilarious. Unfortunately it means no actual wolf/hound companion though, sad. Surely a monster companion would be easier to interact with than other people.
>>5674114Yeah most monsters are either humanoid/human looking or based on insects/fish/reptiles/amorphous blobs, sorry wolfbro I hope you find some other kind of creature to enjoy
>>5674122The skeleton turtle looks cool
>>5674127And the snake and the lizard with three eyes too.
>>5674093>>Enter the bar to try to gather information>Helmetwe have to be careful of the trees.
>>5674093>Go outside town to kill some monstersNeed gold.
>>5674103>>5674114>>5674118>>5674347You spend the next few hours of your day killing some low level monsters on the outskirts of Sudori 13. Fighting other humans during training was always a challenge to you, it's hard to look them in the eyes and know what they are thinking, but fighting monsters has always been a relaxing experience. You don't have to worry about what they think about you or how to interact with them after the battle, no matter what you do or say they'll just attack you like always, and you'll kill them in the end, like always.After eliminating a wave of monsters, you strain your ears and listen. No sound except for the wind, complete silence. Others find the silence of the Helman plains to be downright scary compared to the lively castle town of Leazas or the bustling markets of the Free Cities, but you find it comforting. In fact, you would love if this silence could just last forev->"Hahahah! WOOO!! Yeah man, nothing like some good old EXP farming to get the journey started huh?! Though could I suggest you just kill Gal Monsters from now on? I would much rather feel some nice warm lady blood on my blade that some old squid- HEY DON'T SHEATHE ME MID SENTEN-"…you really need to get a new sword.>Leopold is now Lv 18>200 GOLD obtained>"Hey Leo, thanks for helping out clearing the field today. Those critters are easy to kill, but after three years of this job that routine really gets on your nerves, y'know? Hope the money helps!"After getting some money from a town gate guard you've met at the soldier academy (you don't remember his name, who cares) and counting the loot you got from the kills, you ended up getting a total of 200 GOLD! It's not much, but it should be enough to get a ride to the next town over, or buy some stuff at a store.You get prepared to enter the city again when you notice in the distance, a final group of enemies for you to defeat. Your hand reaches for Chaos when your pinkie accidentally touches something that's almost coming out of your bag, oh right, you forgot you had one of these capturing ropes, maybe you should test it out. Every enemy here seems pretty easy to catch, however which one to choose? The Green Haniwa may seem weak at first, but they are completely immune to all magic attacks, and their signature Hanny Flash attack can pierce any enemy armor.Meanwhile, the Goldfish Tamer is extremely fragile, but can summon an almost infinite amount of Goldfish to defend herself. And finally the Squidmen… um… shoot ink I guess…? Yeah honestly, they just suck.>Capture a Hanny>Capture the Goldfish Tamer>Capture a Squidman (why?)>Don't use the rope and kill them all (more GOLD)
>>5674437(By the way, in the Rance universe our friend Leopold here would need to either go to a Leve Shop or individually turn EXP into Lvs using a Level God to gain levels, but having to write that every time would be really boring and even the game writers tip toe around this a lot. So just pretend he does that stuff off screen or something)
>>5674437>Don't use the rope and kill them all (more GOLD)>>5674440You could show us once and then handwave it.
>>5674437The Goldfish Tamer is kinda cute. Problem is, if we catch her we have to interact with her. Alot, especially if she's to come with us on our journey. That's a major issue. Interacting with people, ecch.The Hanny though, that's not a human look-alike and it also looks goofy. I think we can handle that as a party member. It's also immune to all magic. This is good, we face a magic user we simply use our Hanny-friend as a shield as we bum-rush the mage down. Guaranteed success.>Capture a Hanny
>>5674437>Don't use the rope and kill them all (more GOLD)
>>5674437>Capture a Hanny
>>5674437>Capture a Squidman (why?)sell it to that one mad scientist and meet pigu
>>5674437>Capture the Goldfish TamerI find the idea of having a summon that summon others funny.
>>5674453>>5674490>>5674513>>5674629With one swift motion, before the Goldfish Tamer can even blow her whistle, you unsheathe Chaos from your waist and quickly slash her in half. Then, with a quick dodge of a Hanny Flash, you dash towards the middleman of the Squidman trio and slam your sword into his head, the other two realize the trouble they're in and run away screeching. Then finally, with a final sword slash cracking one of the Haniwa in two, you're left alone with a single Green Hanny in front of you, cowering in fear. You grab the capturing rope from your bag, tie a knot and throw it at the Hanny, his circular head fitting inside the loop perfectly. The rope disappears with a flash, and the Hanny stops cowering and stands up straight. It then looks directly at you, and hops to your side, I guess this means it worked!>Green Hanny captured!(Post OST: https://youtu.be/ju46Fvz1nJs)With your new companion by your side, you walk back into Sudori 13, standing in front of the same bar you were staring at a few hours ago, but now with cash in hand and a Hanny next to you. What to do now?>Enter the bar to try to gather information>Go to a shop and see what's in stock>Get a ride to another town (150 GOLD)>Take a walk around town with your HannyAlso, bonus vote>pick a name for out new Hanny buddy
>>5674660>Enter the bar to try to gather information>Hannypold
>>5674660>Enter the bar to try to gather informationName, Tong.
So can we get a second talking sword for extra suffering for Leo?
>>5674699>>5674714I'm gonna assume these votes count towards the name as well as the choice
>>5674665+1 on the name
>>5675066Yep, that's why I +1'd instead of just voting for the bar
>>5674660>Go to a shop and see what's in stock>pick a name for out new Hanny buddyHans
>>5674665>>5674677>>5674699>>5674714>>5675128You decide to go inside the bar, maybe you can get some information on the Demon King's whereabouts. As it turns out, this bar belongs to Mr Nikolai, a man you've known since childhood, so you should have no trouble asking him for help. >"Ah, hey Leo, how's it going? Have you been studying well- Oh, did you get a pet or something?"Nikolai looks at your Green Hanny, Hannypold, then points to a sign on the wall next to him, showing a Squidman crossed out in red.>"Sorry kid, don't wanna take any chances with a monster going wild around my shop."You crouch down to look at Hannypold and tell him to wait by the entrance.>"Haniho!"He nods his head and hops towards the entrance. You never thought Haniwa could be "cute", but maybe you've just never seen one of them be this peaceful before.You ask Nikolai about any information regarding the Demon King.>"Woah, you're hunting down the Demon King?! Don't you get how dangerous that is, kid? No offense, but you're just a rookie soldier, they say weak folks can't even stand in the presence of the Demon King without passing out."After spending a few minutes insisting that this quest was important, he finally decides to give some information.>"The new Demon King huh? Well, if I recall correctly, the name of this era is LP because the new Demon King is known as "Little Princess". Apparently she ran away from the Monster Realm immediately after becoming the Demon King, and now all the Dark Lords have been stalking around over on our side of the world looking for her. Never ran into one myself, but I've heard rumors of them destroying entire villages looking for their lost princess. Now as to where she's hiding, no one knows, but, if I had to pick where to hide, it'd probably be somewhere in Leazas. It's the furthest place away from the Monster Realm, and they have the best defenses against invaders. Wherever she is, it's definitely not in this shithole country we live in, I'll tell you that much."
>>5675507>"Eey' Nik!! Give us our drinks already!!! We've been waitin' here!!"A man wearing a strange robe, with a flower insignia on his chest, approaches Mr Nikolai and requests some drinks. Behind him, you see a whole bunch of men, maybe around 10 to 12, and a woman with blue hair holding a strange saw sitting around a table, with a pile of GOLD coins on top of it.>"Ah shit, sorry Leo I'll be right back, I gotta serve these dickheads."As Nikolai leaves to get their drinks, you decide to try listening in to their conversation.>"Hahah! Man, at this rate we'll be rich 'n no time. This "protection service" business stuff's really payin' off, eh boss?"Another man wearing the strange robes asks, and the lady with the blue hair responds.>"Damn right!! Not that surprisin' so many people in Helman's got things to hide, no matter what that "President Sheila" says, this country's gone way too far down the shitter t' be brought back. If we just keep snoopin' 'round, we'll have this whole town 'n the palm of our hands!">"Hell yeah boss! Glory to the Flower Gang!!"Nikolai runs up to the table, and hands everyone their drinks. The blue haired girl grabs his collar and approaches him, their faces almost touching.>"Heheh, thanks Nikky. On the house, I assume…? Unless ya' want me tellin' some important folks I know that you've been stealin' some fancy schmancy exotic weapons 'n clothes from ya' rich neighbors and sellin' them around while they've been away on vacation in Leazas…?">"...indeed, it's on the house, madam."You see sweat build up on his forehead, those things she said must be true. But even so, you can't accept someone talking to one of your few friends like that.>"Ey, the fuck ya' lookin' at?!"Oops, looks like the girl caught you spying on their conversation. She walks to you in an extremely exaggerated manner, almost like a school bully trying to look tough, and slams her hand against your table.>"Ya' better not tell me you've fallen 'n love with me or somethin', punk. You're in the presence of the new boss of this town y'hear?! Elena Flower's the name, and unless ya' wanna paint this bar with your guts, ya' better forget what ya' heard 'n scram!!"What an annoying woman, you feel yourself grit your teeth and clench your fists. What do you do?>Stare at her angrily in silence and leave, sounds like a pain in the ass to deal with>Challenge her to a duel, beating her ass will surely make you feel better>Surprise attack! Find an opening, pull out your sword and stab her here and now
>>5675509>Stare at her angrily in silenceDon't leave though, just stare her down. Say nothing, partly because we dislike her but mostly because it'd involve talking. Bore a hole through her skull with our gaze until we either creep her out so she leaves or attacks us first. Then we can claim self-defense if we get the authorities on us for putting them down.
>>5675509>You are annoying. Stop talking.
>>5675538>>5675519>>5675509This works too.
>>5675509>Stare at her in silenceImpromptu staring contest! At least Leo has a pleasant enough looking face.
>>5675509>Surprise attack! Find an opening, pull out your sword and stab her here and now
>>5675519>>5675538>>5675618>>5675667>>5676020>"..."You simply stand there, saying nothing and staring her down with an angry frown on your face.>"What's the matter? Nyan-Nyan got ya' tongue?!>"...">"Bastard! Ya' making fun o' me or somethin'?! The fuck ya' want?!"You like to think of yourself as a patient person, one that tries to solve problems in a quiet and polite manner, but everyone has their limits.>"...op tal…ng.">"Eh?! The fuck ya' whisperin' about?? Speak up, fucker!"Your hand moves to your side, and grips Chaos' handle. You raise your voice for the first time in a long while.>"You are annoying. Stop talking."You can't tell if she's amused or shocked, she looks incredulous for a moment, and then spreads a huge grin across her face.>"Eh… heheh… heheheh… AHAHAHAHAH!"She grips her saw by one handle and lifts the other side into the air. At first it flops around like a piece of paper, but in an instant it straightens itself, solidifies, and comes crashing down on top of you. Quickly, you pull Chaos out of his sheathe and use him to block the falling saw. You feel your legs straining under the weight, it feels like you're trying to block a huge fallen tree with your sword. >"AHH! IT HURTS, IT HURTS! QUICK KINDRED SPIRIT GET OUTTA HERE!! QUIIICK!"Screams your talking sword, slightly bendig under this weight. You jump back and let the saw fall to the ground, crushing the table you were standing at with no difficulty. The woman looks at you with a manic expression on her face.>"Good! GOOD!! I like ya' defiance! This here Bloodsuckin' Cross Saw was startin' to get hungry anyways!">"Ey bozo, if ya' mess with the boss ya' mess with all 'o us!">"Yeah you fucker! The Flower Gang is gonna take over Helman! We're not afraid of some literal-who with a weird looking sword!">"Woah, weird looking?! Okay kindred spirit, this just got personal, let me at 'em!!"The entire table of gangsters gets up and surround you, but you and Chaos are eager to fight. What do you do?>Run through the crowd of mooks and focus on the boss>Cut up these small fry around you, can't be that hard to do>Scream at Hannypold to come help >Stay still and silent, in a defensive position
>>5676111>>Cut up these small fry around you, can't be that hard to do>>Scream at Hannypold to come help
>>5676111>Cut up these small fry around you, can't be that hard to do>Scream at Hannypold to come help>"Sorry Nikolai.">Try to move the fight outside
>>5676116>>5676118>>5676217Your eyes quickly dart around the room, looking at each one of the thugs surrounding you. You notice the one to your far right bend his knees, indicating he's going to jump. You ready Chaos and, sure enough, catch him mid air with an upward swing, cutting his chin right down the middle, a spray of blood painting the ceiling red. Another two get ready to attack, you kick the one coming in front of you to the side and send him flying towards the wall, immediately you swing your sword towards someone else coming at you from the left, who falls down to the ground, clutching the right side of his face while screaming, unlucky.You look back towards the boss of the gang, Elena Flower, and see her and two other grunts stuffing their clothes with the GOLD coins that were on top of their table. While you are distracted, another gang member comes up behind and tries to stab you in the back, you quickly spin to the left, dodging the stab, and using the momentum you swing Chaos horizontally into the man's side and push him against the wall, driving the blade further into his stomach.You look back to the boss again, she's now wearing one of the robes from her deceased minions, and she's escaping through the window! Most of her troupe is escaping with her, but some are staying behind to hold you back, surprisingly loyal for a bunch of street thugs.>"H-Hannypold! Stop her!!"You can't remember the last time you've screamed, but this is an emergency.>"Haniho!"He screams from the entrance, preparing a Hanny Flash. As soon as the girl is within his vision, he shoots the flash. Elena suddenly tumbles forwards, GOLD coins falling out of her pockets as she does.>"Aargh! Shit, that hurt! Who the fuck- Agh!"Another Hanny Flash is shot by Hannypold, the magical wave hitting her in the back of the head, making her slam her face against the ground. The Green Hanny approaches the girl with his trident, ready to stab her.>"D-Damn clay pot, get off me!"Elena quickly gets up and swings her saw up and down, like someone cleaning up their dirty carpet, which causes a gust of wind to suddenly knock the Hanny back, making him fall flat on his face on the hard concrete sidewalk a few meters away.You kick the last one of the grunts through the entrance door and run outside, noticing your Hanny down cold on the floor and that the escapees are nowhere to be seen, however, a trail of coins on the ground gives you a clue where they might have gone. You follow the trail and reach a robed figure trying to climb a tall fence, without thinking twice, you toss Chaos into the person's back and watch them lose balance and fall to the floor, it's not her, just another grunt. You rip your sword out of his back, grab all of the (probably stolen) GOLD inside his pockets, and walk back to the bar, feeling defeated.
>>5676268>"Ah, d-don't worry about this Leo, it's fine you can just go."You return to seeing Mr Nikolai cleaning up the mess you left behind, you wish you could've fought them outside, but there wasn't anything you could've done. He looks visibly distressed, if some city guard walks around the street and notices this mess he'll get some time for sure. You decide to try to help him->"I said it's fine!"You can't tell if he's angry at you or at himself, but you feel bad either way. You leave the money you got from the thug in front of the door and walk away, hopefully it's enough for a new table.You hadn't noticed because of all the fighting, but the sun is setting, time to go home. You grab your unconscious Hanny friend and walk towards your humble lair.Luckily you fought those monsters earlier in the day, so you have plenty of miscellaneous monster parts ready to make a meal. As you dry a ripped apart Squidman arm and leave half of a Goldfish' face in the frying pan for a few minutes, you check Hannypold for any sign of damage, unfortunately a crack has formed under his left eye from the fall, but that's pretty much it, it should heal in a week, but if he hurts that spot again he might get his entire face cracked open.>"H-HANIHO!"Just as you're looking at him, Hannypold wakes up and swings his trident all around in a panicked state. You rub your hand against his head, you think that's called a "headpat", and that seems to calm him down.Once your food is ready, you sit down at your crummy table and start eating. You're unsure if Haniwa need to eat, so you give Hannypold a piece of your Squidman arm as a test. He does indeed put it inside his mouth, but you have no idea if he needs to eat or if he's just copying you, looks like you'll have to figure that out some other time.You go to bed later than usual, beating yourself up over the bar fight. You have a strange dream, everything is black, but you can faintly hear voices in the distance.>"...aster Ludo… …tert…ing… you?">"Yes ind…d, …mans ar…"You wake up, feeling slightly rejuvenated after yesterday's scuffle. It's time to start a new day, what do you do?>See what they have at the shop, you need some items>Check on Mr Nikolai>Look for Elena Flowers around town>Try to find some info on the Demon King around town>Get a ride to another town (150 GOLD)
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>5676270>See what they have at the shop, you need some itemsWe already know where we have to go, Leazas. We should do some shopping and then go out and kill some more schumcks for gold. Maybe Hannypold could level up to a red one with some effort.
>>5676270>See what they have at the shop, you need some items
So Leo is good enough to take on a group of people on his own. Hannypold is a great friend despite being press ganged.
>>5676270>Try to find some info on the Demon King around town
>>5676270>>See what they have at the shop, you need some items
>>5676275>>5676281>>5676299>>5676423>>5676468You walk into the best shop in town to get some items for your quest. You don't like this shop since they switch out the shopkeeper every few days, which makes you quite nervous, but it's the place with the best gear in town so you have no choice.Luckily, everyone from around here is as poor as you are, so most items are actually pretty affordable.>Seirogan (50 G) [Instantly heals you from any kind of physical injury, single use]>Monster capturing rope (100 G) [Allows you to capture one weakened monster, single use]>Extremely Shortsword (50 G)>Standard Sword (100 G) >Makeshift Shield (20 G)>Bouncy Shield (120 G) [Bounces back enemy attacks, and deflects projectiles]>Hanny Shield (150 G) [Made out of Hanny clay, completely deflects magic attacks, but is pretty crummy as a normal shield]>Return Wood (20 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, single use]>Return Bonsai (200 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, ten uses, grows back every week]>Miniature ALICE Statue (50 G) [A statue of the goddess ALICE, according to the Alicist Church this will bring you good luck]You have 200 GOLD. What do you wish to buy?>Nevermind, I don't need anything
>>5676498>Return Bonsai (200 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, ten uses, grows back every week]In case we ever get in over our head
>>5676498>>Return Bonsai (200 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, ten uses, grows back every week]On the bonsai does the uses recharge every week? Is that what it means?
>>5676506Yes, one use per branch and they all grow back after a week
(Btw sorry about the constantly changing IPs, I have to phonepost with my 4G and I think that may be confusing 4chan a bit)
>>5676512Yeah, it's definitely confusing 4chan. I'd recommend that you begin using a trip
>>5676515Never used one, but here's a test to see if I did it right
>>5676523Thats an unsecure one.
>>5676535Oh oops my bad, now it should be right
>>5676498>Return Bonsai (200 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, ten uses, grows back every week]
>>5676498Seirogan (50 G) [Instantly heals you from any kind of physical injury, single use]>Bouncy Shield (120 G) [Bounces back enemy attacks, and deflects projectiles]>Return Wood (20 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, single use]
>>5676498>>Return Bonsai (200 G) [Teleports you out of any dungeon or building, ten uses, grows back every week]
>>5676499>>5676506>>5676589>>5676624You put all of your GOLD coins on the counter and silently point at the shelf of Return Bonsai behind the shopkeeper. He counts the coins and hands you your Bonsai.>Return Bonsai acquired! (-200 G)You get ready to leave the store when the shopkeeper speaks up.>"Y'know, I've had those bonsai up here for the entire last year, and you're the first person to buy one. People too focused on hunger and war and whatnot to go adventuring in dungeons like we old folk did when we were kids I suppose.">"...">"The silent treatment huh? If you're going to go adventuring you should open up a little to others, have a little fun y'know?">"...uh huh."You leave the store.Your quest now officially begins. You have your equipment, a new monster pet, and a plan. Mr Nikolai suggested Little Princess may be in Leazas, and that definitely would make sense. You decide that your new plan is to go to Leazas and investigate. Only problem is, how to get there. It's not too far away, however there are two huge obstacles in the way, the mountain line between Helman and Leazas, and the Shangri-La desert that connects all four countries.You're sure you can walk to Volgo Z, Helman's most prospering metropolis, by foot, should only take about a day. However, to get to Leazas you'd either have to also walk by foot all the way through the mountains, which could take days, or you could hire a cow carriage to take you either to the city of Rich through the desert, or to the city of Maunes through the mountains. Walking through Shangri-La isn't an option, you've heard the stories of refugees from Helman and Zeth dying only a few hours after entering the desert, only a few people seem to know their way through there, and you're not one of them.What do you do once you get to Volgo Z?>Go through the mountains by foot, risky but maybe you can kill some monsters on the way (2-3 days of travel)>Kill some monsters outside of town until nighttime and hire a carriage to go through the mountains, should arrive in the morning (12 hours of travel)>Spend two days killing monsters outside of town and hire a carriage to go through Shangri-La (5 hours of travel)
>>5676760>Kill some monsters outside of town until nighttime and hire a carriage to go through the mountains, should arrive in the morning (12 hours of travel)
>>5676760>>Kill some monsters outside of town until nighttime and hire a carriage to go through the mountains, should arrive in the morning (12 hours of travel)
>>5676760>Kill some monsters outside of town until nighttime and hire a carriage to go through the mountains, should arrive in the morning (12 hours of travel)I kind of wanted beat up Elena for good before leaving, that saw she had was odd.
>>5676760>Spend two days killing monsters outside of town and hire a carriage to go through Shangri-La (5 hours of travel)
>>5676764>>5676787>>5676812>>5676846You and Hannypold pack your things and get set for adventure! You assume you won't be home for a while, so you grab as much as you can (food, bowls, bottles, etc) before leaving. Your bag ends up getting a bit too full, so you grab another bag, fill it with some of the less important items, and have your Hanny friend carry it around, you say goodbye to your home and lock the door.On your way to the entrance to Sudori 13, you walk past Mr Nikolai's bar, looks like he's closed for the day. You hope he isn't mad at you for that messy bar fight, your number of friends is limited enough as it is.The journey to Volgo Z is relatively peaceful, you encounter some regular old monsters along the way, but you and Hannypold have no problem taking them down, they provide some nice food for the trip as well. As the night falls, you start a simple campfire and relax under the moonlight. Hannypold sleeps early, must be his wild monster instincts kicking in, you have no idea how Haniwa think but, as you look at his sleeping face, you hope he's happy.>"AAH HOT! HOOOOOTHOTHOTHOT!!!!"You try to roast some severed monster parts over the fire with your blade, but he won't stop screeching, you REALLY need to get a better sword.>Leopold is now Lv 19!>Hannypold is now Lv 7!
>>5676915You reach Volgo Z early in the morning, a bit earlier than you expected in fact. You're not even inside the town, but you can already hear people screaming at each other and hundreds of carriage wheels turning inside the city walls. Better to not go inside, it'll probably give you a headache, you have no idea how someone could enjoy a loud, busy city life like this. You decide instead to spend the day hunting monsters around the Helman plains, getting enough cash for a ride all the way to Maunes, on the other side of the mountains. You've never been outside Helman, so you are a little bit nervous about what it could be like, you hope it's a bit quieter than Volgo Z at least.As the sun begins to set, you and Hannypold deliver a simultaneous attack on a Squidman, stabbing him from both sides. You count your money and, sure enough, you can finally afford a ride. You quickly run to the nearest available cow carriage, silently point to a map and look at the couchman with pleading eyes, hoping he can lend you a ride. You must've looked desperate, because the man seemed to assume that you were a refugee trying to escape Helman, he gives you a discount for that, so you decide not to argue against it. (+50 G)The carriage is surprisingly comfortable for one that seemingly is used to transporting illegal refugees around, though the smell is about what you expect. You decide to leave Chaos unsheathed for a while, it seems like he feels kind of cramped inside the sheathe, under the condition that he won't talk while you try to sleep. In fact, you've noticed that Chaos has been speaking way less lately, maybe he's finally getting used to your way of being->"Wow kindred spirit, can't believe we're finally starting the adventure! I love stabbing monsters and all that, but stabbing the Demon King is gonna be AWESOME. And with a name like "Little Princess", I mean I don't wanna hype myself up or anything, but what if she's a total hottie?! Oh yeah man, I'm all fired up now!!"…or maybe you've just been mentally blocking his speeches more than usual lately. You want to shut him up, but you feel too tired to do so, so you simply close your eyes and try to fall asleep....
>>5676916…………..…….…something's wrong. You open your eyes again, everything's dark, it must be night. You can't hear the wheels of the carriage turning anymore, did you arrive already? Or is this a dream?>"...heey… pssst, can you hear me…?"Chaos is whispering quietly to you, yep, definitely must be a dream.>"...quick, pick me up…! …I think we may be fucked…!"You pick up Chaos and peek outside the carriage. You're definitely somewhere in the mountains. The cow carriage is carefully parked and the cows are sleeping on the floor, the coachman is nowhere to be seen.You step outside slightly and look around, your night vision is quite poor, but luckily the moon is quite bright today. You notice footsteps in the muddy ground leading from the front of the carriage to somewhere else a bit further ahead, must've been him. For some reason, Chaos is now making weird sniffing noises, like he had just smelled something for a second and is now trying to find that smell again.What do you do?>Stay inside the carriage>Carefully follow the footsteps, something is wrong here>Run towards the direction of the footsteps, that man might be in danger>Wake Hannypold up and have him check the footsteps for you
>>5676918Accidentaly wrote footsteps instead of footprints, damnit
>>5676918>Carefully follow the footsteps, something is wrong hereWait a second. Did we just desert from the army?
>>5676925Can't punish you if you run away from the country first, genius play, Besides, if we do kill the Demon King that's probably enough to justify that.
Should probably wake up Hannypold just in case we need to scream for help again.
>>5676918>Carefully follow the footsteps, something is wrong here
>>5676918>Stay inside the carriageDon't interrupt his pee break.
>>5676925>>5676967>>5676969>>5677109You cautiously follow the footprints on the ground. It's dark, but the moonlight reflecting on the mud is surprisingly bright. After walking straight for a few seconds you notice on the ground, a dead soldier. From the symbol on his armor you can tell, he's from Leazas, probably some kind of border patrol or something that's stationed in the mountains, it's too dark to tell the cause of death. The footprints at this point become more erratic, he was either running in fear or something was following him. After a minute of following the footsteps again, they suddenly stop, you can't even find the body of the man- >*thunk*While walking, you accidentaly bump into something hard. You focus your vision, it seems to be a structure or something, about 4 to 5 meters tall. Made of metal.>...mm…?"A female voice comes out of the structure, shit! You quickly run in a random direction, find a wide bush, and hide behind it.>"M-Master Redeye!"Another person runs at the figure from the distance, from the silhouette it seems to be a Monster Soldier, the Monster Army's main, basic soldier. You've never seen one in real life before, but you've learned about them at the academy, they may not be incredibly tough, but they can take down an average human soldier really easily. He approaches the giant figure and speaks to them hurriedly.>"Master Redeye! An urgent report from Master La Saizel! Little Princess has been spotted at the Leazas city of North, sir!"
>>5677162The big figure takes a while to answer.>"...HUH?">"W-were you sleeping, sir?">"Si-LENCE, re-PEAT re-PORT."That doesn't sound like the female voice you heard, maybe there are two people in there?>"A-Ah I'm sorry sir! As I was saying, Master La Saizel has spotted Little Princess in the city of North sir! Master Rei is investigating the area as we speak. If I may, I suggest we meet with him on the outskirts of town and plan a pincer attack strategy, sir!">"...ac-CEPTA-ble, let us MOVE im-MEDIA-tely-">A-A-Actually sir…"The soldier speaks up to his commander, Redeye, who turns to him in an irritanted manner.>"T-T-The forces of Leazas should notice the absence of the border patrol in a couple of hours, we should find another hiding spot further back in the mountains, wait until nighttime comes again, and sneak our way into-">"...Wai-TING? Snea-KING??">A-Ahh…"He's wearing armor, but you feel like you can still see the soldier visibly sweat from here.>"AH-HA-HA-HA! No wai-TING! No snea-KING! ME's body STRONG! Crush hu-MANS like in-SECTS! We move to-DAY! O-KAY?!">"P-P-Please listen, Master Redeye! We still don't know the location of the Dark Sword Chaos or the Light Blade Nikkou, it's too risky to move in without carefully investigating the area first-">"HA-HA-HA! Pu-NY sword is no match for ME's bo-DY! We move to-DAY! O-KAY?!">"S-Sir please! If we move in without thinking, Mrs Rona might get killed!"The soldier points at something laying down in front of Redeye, you can't see what is is from here. This makes the giant figure pause for a moment.>"...ac-CEPTA-ble, let us re-TREAT. O-KAY?">"W-Wonderful sir! I'll go alert the others!"The Monster Soldier runs off to the direction he came from. Redeye seems pensive for a moment. As the morning sunlight starts to seep in, you notice the details of his body, it seems to be some kind of giant metallic creature. Redeye suddenly gets up, this sudden movement scares you, so you hide further inside the bush.>"...yeah I knew I smelled something familiar…"Chaos is whispering in your hand.>"...that's Dark Lord Redeye… he's like a weird parasite thing that attaches itself to stuff and controls them… that big robot's probably something he found lying around…"The giant robotic body gets up on his feet, grabbing something, probably that Mrs Rona that was mentioned earlier, that was laying down next to him and forcing her to her feet, you can't get a good look at the girl due to the giant robot being in the way.>"Ro-NA, let us MOVE!">"Y-Yes, master…"You are hiding inside of a bush, Chaos in hand. What do you do?>Stay hidden>Go back to the carriage>Try to get a better look at the girl>Surprise attack!
>>5677163>Try to get a better look at the girlWonder if we can whip the carriage to a breakneck place to report this dark lord.
>>5677163>Try to get a better look at the girl
>>5677163>>Try to get a better look at the girl
>>5677163>Try to get a better look at the girlWouldn't be a true Rance-inspired quest without that!
>>5677194>>5677195>>5677227>>5677467>>5677592You lean further into the other side of the bush and try to inspect the woman more closely, you can see her clearly now. Her hair is completely disheveled, and she's wearing what could hardly be considered clothes. Her eyes are dead, and she has an overall sickly appearance. Both of your eyes meet. Crap, she noticed you! You instinctively put a finger to your mouth in a shushing manner, hoping she will be kind enough to comply. Strangely enough, she repeats the motion back at you, smiling slightly, you feel relieved. She's probably not one of the bad guys, probably.>"Ro-NA, let us MOVE!!"The giant robotic Dark Lord repeats what he said previously, now with an even stronger emphasis on the "MOVE" part. She immediately shifts her attention to him and complies, she's clearly some kind of captive.The two strangers move to a different area in the mountains, and you should probably do so too before you're blamed for all the dead bodies on the floor. You quickly run back to the carriage, grab Hannypold (who was now awake, and very worried about where you were) and head forward on foot towards Maunes, turns out you were stopped only a few dozen minutes away from your destination.You see the city in the distance, since it's so far away from the Leazas capital it's not incredibly populated, but it still has more people than what your average Helman village has.You remember the words that the Dark Lord and his subordinate spoke, apparently Demon King Little Princess is in the city of North, a city that is quite close to Maunes. If they will be coming in through the mountains, they will probably have to pass through Maunes first, and you doubt they will leave the city without causing some sort of harm. You are awful with words, but maybe you can warn the guards in some other way?>Try to do some sign language with the town gate guards, maybe they'll understand the message>Leave them a note >Have Chaos explain to them>Don't have time to warn anyone, better to investigate around the town>Rush over to North, maybe you can find Little Princess first(Just a warning, updates will probably slow down from here on out due to irl stuff, hopefully writing quality won't go down too. I'll try to update at least once a day but we'll see. Hope yall are enjoying it at least.)
>>5678120>Leave them a noteDefinitely will end up arrested somehow if we use Chaos to talk or try talking ourselves.
>>5678120>Leave them a note And no worries man. Can't speak for the other anons but I'm enjoying this.
>>5678120>Leave them a noteHopefully it won't be discarded as some prank or fake message.
>>5678120>Leave them a note
>>5678120>Have Chaos explain to themI'm sure he'll be happy to do the talking. If they're suspicious of a talking sword, let's just pretend like we're a ventriloquist or something!
>>5678120>Talk to themWe have to face our worst fear head on and learn to talk to people. Practice, practice, practice! Talking is just like swinging a sword! How can we defeat a Demon King or get a girl if we're too afraid to even talk to some measly guards?
>>5678120>>Leave them a note