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Tandem the Spoony's Next Adventure [F/SN x CM(D&D)]

Discussion in 'Questing' started by EnderofWorlds, May 7, 2013.

  1. FurikoMaru

    FurikoMaru Versed in the lewd.

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    ... Ender? Why are you trying to seduce me?
     
  2. EnderofWorlds

    EnderofWorlds Versed in the lewd.

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    Umm...I'm not and it all comes to me naturally? _\:confused:/_
     
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  3. FurikoMaru

    FurikoMaru Versed in the lewd.

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    Aww. *ruffles your hair* That's sweet. :3
     
  4. Selias

    Selias Experienced.

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    [X] You shouldn't decide this alone, talk to:
    - [X] Rider

    Even if we start to lose against Archer, we can have Rider back us up. Might as well check if she's alright with it first, though.
     
  5. Alexander

    Alexander How do you want me to discipline you today?

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    I always find interesting how at the end of a battle, after all was said and done, bitter enemies share a laugh. I don't know, I am unable to imagine myself doing the same.

    [X] You shouldn't decide this alone, talk to:
    - [X] Rider
     
  6. FurikoMaru

    FurikoMaru Versed in the lewd.

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    Heh.
     
  7. Cherry Lover

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    [X] You shouldn't decide this alone, talk to:
    - [X] Rider
     
  8. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    [X] You shouldn't decide this alone, talk to:
    - [X] Rider
     
  9. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    Yep, Lancer wasn't dead. Resurrection Rune? Damn. I actually feel kinda bad for delivering the coup de grace and am surprised Bazett doesn't hate us more. Was VERY surprised Lancer and Tandem actually reconciled a bit.

    Still, Lancer in his final moments was a bro. Went out cheering out a lady, breaking an asshole's nose, and with the intent to die alone. Right up until he saw Archer attacking his former Master and enemy, at which point he said, "Fuck this whole dying thing, I'll go grab my spear and give the Bowman a piece of my mind."



    So, Ender, got some Rumor ideas, was hoping you could give us an idea of the associated penalties. First, if we're wearing Lancer's armor and make a boast about having discerned the secrets of his magic in battle, could we become a Rune Master and hit the exponential gains Lancer had?

    Second, seeing as we have Excalibur for authenticity, could we fool the world into thinking we're King Arthur and reaping her instincts, skills, inherent Magic Resistance, and maybe even the dragon prana?
     
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  10. MrGazzer

    MrGazzer Wabbit

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    [X] You shouldn't decide this alone, talk to:
    - [X] Rider
     
  11. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    I just realized. We will need a new Master eventually, according to Ender back at the beginning. Shirou provides no prana. So even if we have massive burst strength in the form of Defiance of Fate, long term it doesn't last.

    But a unaligned Master has just dropped right in front of us. Bazett. Bazett. She who can take down damn near every canon Servant with herself and Avenger, who by Word of Nasu can curbstomp Shirou at his best, and if otherwise an absurdly good combatant, rune master, and anti-magi specialist.

    She also has her own Noble Phantasm. Three uses right now, I believe. Three trump card counters that become time-warping A-Rank fuck-yous.

    She's currently missing an arm, but it's not like she couldn't beat the shit out of most people with one hand tied behind her back anyway. We can work on fixing that.

    Also, Bazett is hot hot hot.

    [img width=424 height=600]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lztt9nve431qbd5ulo1_500.jpg[/img]
    [img width=600 height=450]http://0-media-cdn.foolz.us/ffuuka/board/a/image/1348/10/1348108681511.jpg[/img]

    People may disagree with me one this. People are entitled to their opinions, even if their opinions are clearly wrong.

    I dunno know about you guys, but if she were willing I would definitely vote to sign up with her. She's honest, loyal, and trustworthy. Has a blind eye in these regards at times, see how she trusted Kotomine (they had a working relationship prior to the Fourth War IIRC), but she's one of those people I would very much like to have in our corner.
     
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  12. FurikoMaru

    FurikoMaru Versed in the lewd.

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    Also I bet her accent is smokin'.
     
  13. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    She's Irish. Enough said.
     
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  14. Biigoh

    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    Here, have some Bazett... http://youtu.be/HlvUBBjAyqU?t=7m5s

    :3
     
  15. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    Although take what happens with a grain of salt. Carnival Phantasm is less than serious.

    Okay that's a blatant lie; it's not serious at all.
     
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  16. Fellgar

    Fellgar Well worn.

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    [X] Ride the New Master Train~!

    Do we still have our EX rank stats?
     
  17. FurikoMaru

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    Ohmygodcouldtheybeanymoreadorable?!
     
  18. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    [X] You shouldn't decide this alone, talk to:
    - [X] Rider and Bazett
    [X] Rider if she has any ideas, and if Bazett was a Master (and a Master prepared for this War) she may know things we don't.


    While taking the time to talk is only going to let Archer gather his bearings, hopefully it'll be fast. Shirou hasn't got something to contribute at this time and to be honest I don't expect Rider to either. I think she'd favor retreating simply because she doesn't care about winning the War but she can't afford to die. But people seem to want to consult with her, and to be fair Tandem has reason to do it too. It's just that Rider favors rigged encounters in her favor, not an enemy's. Archer is hurting so the disadvantage is mutual, but whether she thinks it offsets enough to go for it I do not know. Tandem DID make quite an impression though and is probably ore qualified at battle analysis with Eye of the Mind anyways.

    Bazett might have some ideas though. She's certainly experienced, like some combination of a Monk and a rune-centric prestige class. Good with plans and tactics too. Even with one arm she's almost certainly a better fighter than Shirou.


    Yes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CXSiRI1lRQ

    Well, not as over the top as CP, but still a funny little moment between them at the start.
     
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  19. EnderofWorlds

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    Since I'm assuming you're not using this right now and are planning to use this at a time where it'd actually work without negative modifiers hampering you; pretty well actually. Having something as 'proof' will boost the chances of the Rumor working, that with your Luck makes it only a little less likely than your Swordsman boast.

    However, you'd have to drop said Swordsman boast to get either of these; though with the Saber one you might get away with keeping it because of how Arthurian myth often conflicts of which knight was stronger than Arthur, if any were.

    Also, for the dragon reactor; you wouldn't actually have one, but your body would act as if it did have one. For the Rune Magic; you'd get the knowledge, though the moment you lost the boast you'd loose just about all of it barring that which you actually committed to memory. Also, the armor isn't in the best condition; even with repairs it's unclear how powerful you can make it.

    Unfortunately, she has no Command Seals anymore; which makes the 'Master' thing kinda difficult. But your plan still has merit; just look at it from a different perspective. Hint: Fate/Zero is your friend here.
     
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  20. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    Sweet! This are some pretty good odds. I take it we can't make the Greatest Swordsman boast and the rune master/King Arthur boast at the same time?

    Oh, so we might put a spin on the King Arthur one. That's not too shabby, all things considered. It's a pretty potent net gain with Swordsman and Arturia bonuses.

    Awesome. Those are some pretty good buffs. Especially when with Rune Magic if we get a day to work on stuff unimpeded for a day we can enchant everything and everyone with Runes meant to endure for days on end, if required and designed well. Dragon reactor, still pretty solid. A Rank MR, Instinct, Kojiro skill?

    And best of all, us being King Arthur means Avalon finally gets fired up in Shirou. If we get our grubby paws on it, we can invoke it too. Niiiiice.

    Heh, if the uncertainly of Arthur versus the knights means we get Lancelot skillz and Kojiro skills, holy shit.

    So either make a set-up like Fast Wheels (somehow) or kill someone with Command Seals (Kotomine who has a metric fuck-ton, including Bazett's).
     
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  21. Cherry Lover

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    She's someone I wouldn't mind allying with, but she's not a hero like Shirou, she just wants to win the war. I don't think she'd work well as Tandem's master.
     
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  22. EnderofWorlds

    EnderofWorlds Versed in the lewd.

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    Update will come in a few hours; I have to continue to watch Microsoft shatter my hopes and dreams of ever using an Xbox ever again... :'(
     
  23. Tackyseven

    Tackyseven Not too sore, are you?

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    I know that feeling :-\
     
  24. Hymn of Ragnarok

    Hymn of Ragnarok Well worn.

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    My friend has already told me he's jumping off the XBox train to join me on Playstation.
     
  25. EnderofWorlds

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    You couldn't decide on a proper course of action, the situation was simply too uncertain on both ends. Not to mention, you had other people to worry about here. At the very least, you needed to check in with the others for the plan and what to do right now.

    You turn to Rider and decide to get her insight on what to do here, "So, I'm still kinda reeling from that ass-kicking; but I can still fight and it looks like our 'friend' who sent us a gift got one of his own. You think we should take him now or retreat?"

    She takes a moment to think and then says, "Retreat; I'm low on prana from using my Noble Phantasm, and I don't think you're as in good form as you think. In case you haven't noticed, you're wobbling and look like you're about to pass out from blood loss at any moment."

    ...Well, now that she mentions it; you were wondering why everything was still shaking around a bit, you just assumed you were reeling from the explosion, "All right, guess we're leaving then; we can fight them next time."

    Bazett chimes into the conversation at this point, "That attack...it was probably Archer's Noble Phantasm. If we wait for him to attack again I can counter it. I just need to-"

    "No," you interrupt her before she can finish, "You're barely better off than I am right now; and I promised Lancer you'd be safe. I'm not going back on my word right after I gave it."

    She tries to move over to where you're at; probably to retort and prove that she's fine, but then she's wracked in pain and nearly collapses, if it weren't for Shirou rushing over and catching her in time.

    "Right, that settles it. I'm gonna try and teleport us all to Shirou's home; everyone, hold hands." You all clasp hands in a circle, and you activate your boots. You've never actually used them with this many carry-ons; but it should work...

    There an immediate flash of light and shift in your environment; and you all crash into Shirou's tool shed. Damn, apparently too many people makes the spell finicky. And it didn't do your battered and bruised body any favors; you're barely...remaining...consciousness...


    Groggily, you open your eyes and begin to wake up. As you see light and begin to rub the blur out of your eyes, you see Rider right at your bedside; hovering over you with a blindfold to replace that eye-mask thing she had before. You begin to sit up; stretching and rolling the kinks out of your body.

    Then, you turn to Rider and ask her, "How long was I out?"

    "Only for half of the day, it's only a little after noon," she then asks, "Are you alright?"

    "Never better; probably should cast some extra healing spells just to be sure, but the worst of it seems to have passed," then, in a pique of impishness; you rip the blindfold right off of her face, "And didn't I say it was a shame to hide such lovely eyes? You don't have to worry about them doing anything to me anytime soon."

    She still averts her eyes from you and says, "They were still affecting your Master though, and the woman we just saved. So for their sake I had to put it on; at the very least so I can damper the worst of it. With the Noble Phantasm to cover them broken though, I'm afraid I can't do any more than that."

    "Ah, no worries; I can fix that no problem, just gimme the thing and I'll have it fixed by the hour. Still, the woman and the kid aren't nearby by the looks of it, so why wear them in here?"

    "I...I-it was...." Flustered, she takes a moment to center herself, "...You were the first person to ever say that."

    "What, that you eyes were beautiful?" That's a shocker, dangerous though they may be, they still looked great, "To this day I have never met a beautiful women who didn't have eyes to match; and you're are no exception. If anything, the fact that they're more exotic makes them more...enticing."

    Rider scoffs, "Even with how dangerous they are? One glare and you're nothing but stone."

    "Heh, the danger just makes them all the more alluring. Besides, what's life without a little risk?"

    Rider then smirks, "You know, flattery will get you nowhere. And I think you live through life with enough risk; if yesterday was anything to go by."

    Ah, banter; how you missed it so, "You could say that danger was always a calling in my life; no matter how hard I tried, I could never put adventuring behind me. The thrill of fulfilling quest, fighting evil, and engraving your exploits into legend; even with the risks, I loved every second of it to the very end. Also, it's not flattery if it's true." You finish off with a roguish smirk, and a charming look in you eye.

    Rider just laughs, "Ha! Of course you would, I shouldn't have expected any different from a man like you. Still," she looks you right in the eye, "Why did you save me; and force your Master to use a Command Seal no less?"

    You shrug, "What can I say, I couldn't leave a lovely lady in danger; and what skill and power I had wasn't enough. So I got my Master to pitch in so I could. If I had to do it again I'd do it in a heartbeat, that's just the kind of man I am."

    Rider smiles softly and says, "Thanks, though I probably could have saved myself you know."

    "Yes, you're probably right; but a man like me has standards. And those standards say that when a gorgeous woman's in danger, you need to jump in and save them; it's just common courtesy. And as far as looks go, well; gorgeous doesn't do you justice. Perfection is more like it really."

    "Heh, I know how beautiful I look, but perfection? My sisters and many others would like to disagree with you."

    Looks like someone has sister issues, "Oh? What; are they even more statuesque, buxom, and sultry as you are? With even more exotic and alluring eyes?"

    "The opposite actually, I was the mortal one with the gaze that can kill; the source of all their jeering and mockery because of it."

    You think you can see where this went, "Ahh, the love of a brother or sister; the kind of mocking, jeering, and insulting love that makes you wanna strangle them. But despite all the insults and abuse, there's no real malice or ill-will in it all. Maybe some jealously, but never outright scorn or hatred. Well, that's what all the people I know who had brothers and sisters told me. Is it true?"

    With a wistful smile on her face, Rider says, "Yes, that's exactly how it was; the belittled and insulted me; but in the end they looked out for me when I needed it most." Then she frowns, "I...never got to thank them for that, or actually tell them how I felt really."

    Well that got rather depressing fast, "Ah, I'm sorry for bringing up bad memories," yeah, smooth move; making her remember family who's kicked the bucket, "But hey, since the kid and I don't have a wish; when we win you can use the magic tchotchke to bring back your sisters and get out all those warm and fuzzy feelings out in the open, right?"

    Rider smiles, "Yeah...you're right," then she changes topic, "Anyways; I just came to check in and see if you were going to be awake for lunch. Your Master is probably finished cooking by now."

    Awesome, food sounded great right about now, "Alright, thanks." And now, time for food.

    Lunch was a rather quiet affair; apparently Shirou skipped school by saying he was sick, and Bazett managed to hypnotize Taiga and some other chick to buy it. Kid looked a little...crestfallen; something's got him down, but you don't know what. Bazett's also fairly quiet and a little despondent; but that was understandable all things considered.

    Still, you weren't one for depression; so you were going to tackle at least one of these depressing issues, you just gotta pick which one...

    [X] Shirou
    [X] Bazett

    Also; what are you going to do for the rest of the afternoon?
    [X] Work on repairing Rider's eye-mask, and other things in need of repair
    [X] You haven't fully drilled Shinji on everything he knows; let's do that
    [X] Rin. Archer. Last Night. It's time for Thunderdome bitches; two enter, one leaves
    [X] Check in on Berserker and Caster; the fuck have they been doing?
    [X] Write-in
     
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    [X] Shirou

    [X] You haven't fully drilled Shinji on everything he knows; let's do that
     
  27. EnderofWorlds

    EnderofWorlds Versed in the lewd.

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    Hmm...I need an expert on Rider's character in F/SN; I still feel kinda iffy on whether or not I got her down right...
     
  28. Alexander

    Alexander How do you want me to discipline you today?

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    [X] Shirou

    [X] Work on repairing Rider's eye-mask, and other things in need of repair

    I wonder what's keeping Shirou down. Does he regret killing Lancer? Or maybe being unable to help (of course help for him means fighting alone)?
     
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    [X] Shirou

    [X] Work on repairing Rider's eye-mask, and other things in need of repair
     
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    Biigoh Nothing but Innocent Fluff Moderator

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    [X] Shirou
    [X] Work on repairing Rider's eye-mask, and other things in need of repair