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Kariya Kwest [Fate/Zero]

Discussion in 'Questing' started by Biigoh, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    updated the tally
     
  2. Cytokinesis

    Cytokinesis Getting out there.

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    [x] PoV Switch [Kariya]
     
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    [X] PoV Switch- "I HAVE NO PANTS, AND I MUST LAUGH!"
     
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    [X] PoV Switch [Kariya]
     
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    Liam-don Fondly Regard Creation.

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    MacroDaemon Know what you're doing yet?

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    Pipeman Well worn.

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    [X] PoV Switch [Waver Velvet]
     
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    Killian_Darkwater Making the rounds.

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    POV switch, Waver Velvet
     
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    iamnuff Connoisseur.

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    NO PANTS DAY.
     
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  10. Threadmarks: Day 5 / Idols and Worms
    Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    [X] I have no pants and I must laugh.

    You are an extremely frustrated magus. That you were.

    It had taken a fair amount of work for you, mister third generation magus of house Velvet, to get the concept of underwear and pants into the stupid block head of a servant you have.

    You can even now remember the LOOK on your host's faces when Iskander came down and introduced himself to them WITHOUT pants or underwear.

    The comments about how it didn't matter what kind of tastes that you had in men, but my... Alex was a nice strapping young man, wasn't he?

    That the idiot had then managed to connect with the McKenzie in a way that you didn't quite manage... that was upsetting. After all, the old man and your servant had proceeded to spend the night drinking and sharing war stories... with Rider's sanitize for the modern era.

    You could only shake your head.

    Didn't the fool realize of the absolute danger you and he were in? There was the overpowered freaks of nature summoned by the Tohsaka and Matou.

    Shadow giants and an endless array of noble phantasms that could be used as disposable missiles. How could he not see the absolute danger there?

    And the Matou master had already killed one of the masters in the war and had threatened your teacher. Sure, you hated him. But that the Matou saw nothing wrong with eliminating masters... you shuddered. You could be next.

    The way that the Matou servant had declared herself the Last Heroic Spirit spoke of the difficulty of identifying her. She had either be someone from the future, an impossibility unless one involved one of the True Magics... or that meant that she was the last heroic spirit. The last one ever before modern day made it impossible for such to exist.

    Tricky.

    You sighed into the scarf that Martha had given you before headed out.

    "Hear my song~" Right, just when you thought your day couldn't get worse. The natives were holding some sort of public popularity or singing contest in front of the main library in Fuyuki.

    The voice was perky and high pitched as the young... girl shrieked into the microphone to the cheers of those gathered before the stage. This was not singing, you will grant that she had an acceptable voice.

    And yet, the audience ate it up. You suppose that didn't say much about the tastes of the people of Japan. Shaking your head, you attempted to walk around the crowd.

    "Boy," a heavy hand rested upon your shoulder. You blinked and looked back up at Rider.

    "What's wrong, Rider?" The big lummox shook his head and pointed at the stage.

    An eyebrow rose now, as you looked at what he was poin... wait, did that girl have horns and a tail? No matter how you looked at it, that girl was not normal. Certainly, even if one took those items as prosthetics, it still wasn't normal. But the way that tail swayed left and right said that it couldn't be natural.

    You looked back at Rider. "Servant?"

    His response was a simple nod and a smile. It looked like you wouldn't be doing your research. As Rider was going to do that stupid thing he kept doing EVERY time he met an interesting servant.

    "Come on, let's find out when the show ends..."

    - - - ​

    Your name is Matou Kariya, you are the inheritor of the Matou crest worms. You are the sum and summary of the Matou magic, of its advances towards the root, as every magus should. Really.

    You weren't doing it because it's what everyone expects of you as a magus. Including the dead magi INSIDE your mind murmuring away. Oh, the old man, your predecessor wasn't interested in THAT. He and a few others within your mind were content with things as they were. There was a form of immortality here, after all.

    You were currently in a Holy Grail War that allowed you to claim a "shortcut" to a True Magic.

    The heroic spirit you had summoned was an alternate version of your adopted daughter, and it's clear from yesterday's activities as you scouted the territories of Fuyuki that she was... interested in you that way.

    But it felt wrong. Because no matter how things were, she was Sakura. Your adopted daughter. The child of Aoi. You couldn't just do anything like that with her.

    While yesterday had been a nice day where you had relaxed, today... you had things to do. That had to be done. You shouldn't be relaxing in bed being snuggled by Saver. You knew she hadn't been in your bed last night.

    And there had been that odd dream again.

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    Kariya Kwest : Day 5 / Idols and Worms
    - - - ​

    What Do?
    [X] Ahhh... forget it, iet's enjoy ourselves with Saver, another day out in Fuyuki. The other masters would still be recovering.
    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?
    [X] Let's go to the main library in Fuyuki and research those servants.
    [X] Let's talk to your spies and see what the other masters had been up to?
    [X] Work on your home's defenses... you're not sure HOW you could even upgrade them further.
    [X] Work on a mystic code, there were several left incomplete... okay, there were numerous incomplete projects that those within you had worked on, but had put aside and things just happened.
    [X] Check on your familiars and make sure that they were breeding properly, or perhaps, you could work on creating a new variant strain?
    [X] Write In.
     
  11. Happerry

    Happerry The Song to the Flame

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    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?
     
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    hunter09 Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] Check on your familiars and make sure that they were breeding properly, or perhaps, you could work on creating a new variant strain?
     
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  13. minuseven

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    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?
     
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    [X] Work on a mystic code, there were several left incomplete... okay, there were numerous incomplete projects that those within you had worked on, but had put aside and things just happened.
     
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    Jiven Most Excellent Lurker

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    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?
     
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    MacroDaemon Know what you're doing yet?

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    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?

    Poor Kariya can't tell when his resistance is futile. Oh well, that'll just make it more entertaining.
     
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  17. Alexander

    Alexander How do you want me to discipline you today?

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    [X] Work on a mystic code, there were several left incomplete... okay, there were numerous incomplete projects that those within you had worked on, but had put aside and things just happened.

    I want to see what kind of mystic code you can made with worms.

    Also, Berserker and Rider. Oh boy.
     
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  18. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Worms are familiars... mystic codes are other things

    Also, Berserker has issues with males touching her... Big Manly Man like Iskander? :>
     
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  19. Alexander

    Alexander How do you want me to discipline you today?

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    Then what they use for making mystic codes? Worm skin? Ah. Of course, how silly of me. Is it the kind of answer I can get only if the vote for it win right?
     
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    Cherry Lover Experienced.

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    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?
     
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    Emral282 Touch Fluffy Tail

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    [X] Work on a mystic code, there were several left incomplete... okay, there were numerous incomplete projects that those within you had worked on, but had put aside and things just happened.
     
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  22. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Indeed
     
  23. Redon

    Redon the baka nerbie

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    [X] Let's talk to your spies and see what the other masters had been up to?
     
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    Scope Versed in the lewd.

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    [X] Ahhh... forget it, iet's enjoy ourselves with Saver, another day out in Fuyuki. The other masters would still be recovering. How about... Karaoke?
     
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    overmind Ruler of the Swarm

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  26. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Tally~

    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?
    - Happerry, minuseven, Jiven, MacroDaemon, Cherry Lover, overmind

    [X] Check on your familiars and make sure that they were breeding properly, or perhaps, you could work on creating a new variant strain?
    - hunter09

    [X] Work on a mystic code, there were several left incomplete... okay, there were numerous incomplete projects that those within you had worked on, but had put aside and things just happened.
    - Malcolmo, Alexander, Emral282

    [X] Let's talk to your spies and see what the other masters had been up to?
    - Redon

    [X] Ahhh... forget it, iet's enjoy ourselves with Saver, another day out in Fuyuki. The other masters would still be recovering. How about... Karaoke?
    - Scope
     
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    [X] Work on a mystic code, there were several left incomplete... okay, there were numerous incomplete projects that those within you had worked on, but had put aside and things just happened.
     
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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    [X] What was up with those dreams anyhow?

    Let it not be said that you are unobservant. You weren't.

    Nor let it be said that you weren't slow. You had to admit that by the standards of magus or other people, you might be considered slow. But that was because you took the time to think things through instead of just scream and leap like a Kzinti. Wait... where did that thought come from?

    You traced that odd statement to one of the recently deceased minds in the mass of voices with the back of your mind. How... scandalous that a magus would enjoy science fiction novels. Still, fiction was fiction and there was no overt shame in a magus reading a science fiction book like a scientist enjoying a fantasy novel.

    Still, it didn't mean you hadn't come to the realization that recently, something was happening to your dreams. At least, far more than could be explained than the bond and connection between... a master and his servant.

    Yes, that was a safe way to describe the relationship of mutual symbiosis between you and Sakura... no, Saver.

    You had made allowances for the dreams of her and... Rin, of the fall out. Of that 'sempai' of hers. Of the Shinji of hers... he had behaved the same in her dreams as he did here, Shinji adored Sakura. But that would change in time when the subject of magic came up.

    More, there was the way that her 'Zouken' had treated her. You can see the echoes there in the memories of the previous head of the Matou. He could have done it if he needed to. Might have done it in a different circumstance. If there wasn't a way to propagate memories and souls into the Crest Worms, if things were just slightly different.

    Worse, you could see how you would have, could have, might have died in a different world. Your body a shambling wreck.

    You would die alone in the darkness, with nothing but determination that Berserker would give you victory. That Sakura would be saved.

    You would die a failure.

    No honor.

    No glory.

    No salvation.

    Not for you, for Sakura.

    Your body consumed by the worms where you died in the crypt beneath the Matou mansion.

    That version of you was an absolute failure. Because he was you. And you were he. His actions were comprehensible to you and yet he was destined to fail.

    You had vowed not to.

    Thus, as might be imagined, the dreams of the endless dark sea in which you floated were... quite disconcerting. You could not see how your... Servant might have experienced this.

    It felt too real to be a dream, and ironically, not real enough to be reality.

    Perhaps, it was an echo of her existence within the Throne of Heroes? Did it not exist outside of time? Did it not, theoretically, exist in a state of permanence?

    Or perhaps, this was the darkness within which your adopted... no, Servant, slept and existed in? The realm of imaginary numbers? She did, after all, spend some time in there after saving Gaia.

    The most unsatisfying possibility was that it was just a set of rather memorable nightmares. Of floating in darkness, blind, unseeing and unseen while nearby a pane of glass existed. A mirror gate to sanity and light, a realm of angles and curves and soft sacs of liquid chemicals that sparked and twitched with chemically created impulses of electricity.

    You could ask her, but there was the feeling that she might not tell you the answer or give you one that you would like. Was there not something to mysteries unsolved? Simply leaving things as they were? Or would you pit your intellect and all the wisdom of the collected dead within you against this mystery and determine what it was before speaking to Saver?


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    Kariya Kwest : Day 5 / Dreams of Darkness
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    What Do?
    [X] Talk to Saver, and question her about the dreams?
    [X] Pit your intellect and that of the countless within you against this puzzle.
    [X] Perhaps, it is merely a dream, you have been overwrought as of late with the 4th Holy Grail War
    [X] You had, other things to worry about, than some silly dreams, such as; [pick one]
    - - [X] What the other masters have been up to.
    - - [X] Some of your spies have simply failed to check in, most worrying.
    - - [X] The identities of various servants and their weaknesses and strengths.
    - - [X] You'll have to deal with those murders that Tohsaka hasn't dealt with, too much attention is bad.
    - - [X] The unresolved tensions you had with Saver.
    [X] Write In
     
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    [X] Talk to Saver, and question her about the dreams?
     
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    Alexander How do you want me to discipline you today?

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    [X] You had, other things to worry about, than some silly dreams, such as:
    -[X] What the other masters have been up to.
     
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