Sorry for the delay, this bit required several re-works, and was slightly annoying with how it wanted to pan out. ================================================ Nitori waffles at your pressing her for her sources. She doesn’t want to seem to give up where she’s been getting her information from, so it’s a fairly safe bet it’s not Kanako. You wonder absentmindedly if maybe the Kappa have installed surveillance devices all over Gensokyo. Deciding that a round about method might be better you walk over to the gun that Nitori was using. “AH! That’s mine! Please don’t drop it again! I don’t know if it still works.” Nitori hangs her head, seemingly defeated. “It’s my only prototype. Please give it back.” You tell Nitori that you’ll give it back, If she gives you some information. You say that you’re really quite curious as to how this device actually blasts lasers. Nitori Sighs. “Alright I’ll tell you how we get our. . . Wait, what?” She seems surprised that you’re not still pressing for information, but then she lights up. “AH! So you’re into that sort of thing, eh?” She gives you a sly grin. “Never would have guessed just by lookin at you, heh. Well, basically we started with a helium laser, then we tried an argon matrix laser, but neither could generate the same type of power as the black white could. Sure we could heat things from miles away, but we couldn’t generate the sheer level of destruction she was able to generate in such a short period of time. So we tried messing with the refract ional period, and to make more of a heat blaster, but that didn’t quite work. Then the Tengu gave us an idea, acceleration! So what we ended up doing was taking particles, and using mini accelerators, we’d blast them out. It had the proper destructive force, but it took too much energy to be a reliable system. Then Kanako moved in. After getting some help from her, we finally ended using a combination of several ancient magical seals, combined with a basic argon laser to finally be able to have the compact size we need, but still maintain the destructive power the black white’s able to generate herself.” Nitori grins. “What you hold there is my own personal prototype, using a 7 refracting crystal system, powered by a nominal magical feedback loop. Takes only a little bit of energy to charge up the energy by refracting light to generate the energy in the 7 charging prisms.” Nitori seems quite pleased with herself, grinning the whole time. She really seems to enjoy explaining her inventions to people. You compliment her on her invention, and tell her that nobody on the outside has thought to try something like that. Nitori’s grin drops off her face like a rock, only to be replaced by a look of complete shock. “YOU’RE FROM THE OUTSIDE?! AWESOME. I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS I WANT TO ASK YOU.” Her feet, now unfrozen, quickly carry her over to you. She looks up to you a look of adoration on her face. You can almost see the sparkles in her eyes, with her hands balled up by her mouth. She begins assailing you with a barrage of questions, but you quickly interject. You ask her to tell you how she managed to find out about what happened at Eientei. “Oh, That’s simple. The mountain has tengu spies everywhere.” Nitori lets out a piercing whistle, and instantly there are 4 tengu in front of her, done up in a comic impression of ninja garb. The lead one bows before Nitori and then addresses her. “You called us out, Miss Nitori?” “Yeah. These guys know now, so you don’t have to worry about hiding from them any more, k?” “Very good, Miss Nitori.” Seeing the tengu ninjas, something occurs to you. You ask Nitori if the tengu know where Wriggle and Rumia are. Nitori asks them, and faster than you can blink, a very confused wriggle, and a crying Rumia are suddenly in the hands of two new tengu who had just shown up. You stumble backwards in surprise at this, before running over to the two and hugging them. Rumia clings to you and continues crying. You adjust her so that you can hold her easier, and ruffle wriggle’s hair. Well. This has certainly turned out to be a profitable venture thus far. Turning back to Nitori, with Rumia’s crying finally dying down, You ask Nitori if she can guide the group up the mountain. She seems to think for a moment before she says, “Well, given that with the descriptions that the tengu gave us, I think that you’re probably the group that left Eientei after it was attacked by the shrine maiden. I do believe that the Goddess would be quite interested in meeting you.” Nitori turns to the tengu ninja and gives a few quick commands. They bow to her and then take off. About this time Cirno comes floating back over. “OH WOW! DID YOU SEE THOSE GUYS? NINJAS! AWESOME!” And then Cirno proceeds to prattle on to Reisen for a few minutes. “LET GO OF ME, YOU DAMN BIRD.” Another tengu steps forward from the brush, holding on to a squirming flailing Tewi. “We found the last one, Miss.” the tengu reports, dropping Tewi unceremoniously. “About damn time you. . . you. . . Hmmph.” Tewi turns around and stomps over to where Reisen’s at. You laugh. That’s so like Tewi. “Alright” Nitori gives a thumbs up to the tengu, who vanishes as quickly as he came. “We should get going. The tengu will go up the mountain and inform Kanako of our approach, and we shouldn’t be bothered by any of the kappa or the tengu. You walk over to the wagon and place the sleeping Rumia into the wagon. She apparently fell asleep at some point while you were talking with Nitori. Reisen hobbles over, and you help her into the wagon while Wriggle loads the crutches. Climbing up into the bed of the wagon, Mokou and Nitori climb up front and, once everyone’s in the wagon, Mokou starts the horses rolling.
The trip up the mountain was mostly uneventful. Occasionally, you’d catch sight of some tengu or a group of kappa that’d watch the wagon for a little while, and start talking amongst one another. Evening was rapidly approaching and Nitori suggested that you make camp for the night, given the dangerous nature of the mountain road at night.
The group sits around the campfire, talking or resting. Mokou and Wriggle seem to be carrying on a rather lively discussion, Nitori’s messing with her gun. Rumia and Twei fell asleep hugging each other in the bed of the wagon, Reisen’s sitting by the fire staring off at the rising moon, and Cirno’s running around looking at everything that she can see from the light of the camp fire. You stretch out, sitting near the fire. The food that Kaguya had provided you with wasn’t the greatest in the world, but you felt quite nice and full. This was a pleasant feeling, Just you and your friends sitting around, with no imminent danger. Maybe you should talk to someone while It’s slow like this.
[ ] Talk to Reisen. [ ] Join in Mokou and Wriggles Conversation [ ] Go see what Nitori’s doing. [ ] Go see what Cirno’s doing [ ] Go nap with Tewi and Rumia.
Nitori: So, tell me how these television sets work! Anon: lol dunno Nitori: Well, alright. What about these radios you mentioned? Anon: lol dunno Nitori: How about telephones, then? Anon: lol dunno Nitori: ... Anon: lol?
>>15473 >You concentrate on the button to try and ask Reisen a question, but she interrupts you before you get the chance. ><I heard the whole thing. Rabbit ears, remember? They’re not just for show. *giggle*
It seems she's already secured a spot in our mind. She answered before we even had a chance to address her. What's worse is, whatever ulterior motive we had with decision we just made, she now KNOWS!
The best thing about being mind-linked with Reisen is now, when we make inappropriate overtures we don't have to throw in "if you know what I mean" anymore. We can provide detailed schematics and diagrams!
>>And Reimu knows where we are, due to however the hell she tracked us down in the first place.
Wasn't her finding us at Eientei the first time just a coincidence? We needed medical attention, she needed medical attention, and they are more or less the only clinic in the land. It would pretty much be inevitable to run into someone if you both need the same thing, and there's only one place to get it.
Not quite, one more post before bed. Then you'll be given a nice wide range of multi options to play with.
>>15500 Really? Wriggle was supposed to be the training area tutor and first quest dispenser. I mean you've got Wriggle in MiG, but if you guys like her so much she may become a staple. If you don't fuck it up.
You get up from the place where you’re sitting and walk over to Reisen. You ask if she minds if you sit here. She looks away from the moon and smiles up at you. <Of course.> You sit down next to her, and look at the moon. The two of you sit in silence for a little bit before you start to ask her something. <Mmm. . . I wonder how my friends are doing. It’s been so long since I last saw any of them. I wonder if my old master remembers me?> You tilt your head to one side and look at her. The moon light shines upon her face, illuminating it in a ghostly manner. Her eyes look distant. < I fled to earth a long time ago. . . The way that I fled prevents me from ever returning to the moon. I abandoned my duties, but I had to come. I. . . I’m not very good at fighting. So when the moon was invaded I ran away.> She sighs. < I was so scared when I had to fight during the ‘Moon Incident’. The only real defense that I have is my eyes. . . They’re not very effective here.> Reisen draws her knees up and hugs them to her chest. <Everyone here has some skill or ability. Even the humans in the village. Everyone here is so strong, in their own way. Tewi’s clever, and she’s gathered much power over her life. Even Cirno is powerful. She is probably one of the strongest fairies that have ever existed. Even little Rumia. She has the persistence to continue, even when her own powers work against her. But me? At the first sign of danger, I fled the moon. The Earthlings come, and I run away.> Reisen looks away from the moon and puts her head down against her knees. She sighs deeply. <I’m sorry. I’ve just prattled off about something that’s not very important. Did you have something that you wanted to discuss with me?>
[ ] Console Reisen. [ ] Encourage Reisen. [ ] Ask Reisen more about the moon. [ ] Ask Reisen more about herself.
You turn to Reisen, who still has her head down on her knees and tell her that isn’t so. <Wha. . .?> She lifts her head and looks at you. <What do you mean?> You tell her it was indeed very interesting, and that she is brave, and strong. <Wha. . .? N-No. . . I’m not really. . . > “Of course you are,” You tell her, “The way you took on Marisa at Eientei? You dropped her in one shot! That was amazing.” <T-That was nothing. She wasn’t out for very long, and she managed to come back from it relatively quickly. She also got the best of me> Reisen waves her hand in the direction of her injured leg. <And I ended up getting hurt and worrying everyone, especially Doctor and my new Master.> She sighs again. “You were also brilliant in the forest. If it hadn’t been for you, I probably would have rushed right back there to the wagon with out a second thought, or even a plan of any variety. If it had actually been Marisa, I probably would have been killed!” Reisen smiles weakly at this, <Maybe. . . But it was safe, so I didn’t need to worry about it that much. . . Did I?> “But we didn’t know that for sure.” <But that’s how things were.> You look at Reisen. This isn’t working, you need to try something else. “Fine then. Believe that you’re weak and helpless, and can’t do anything on your own. Think that you’ll be easily defeated by anyone who happens to come along that is weak against your eyes. Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me, who believes in you. I believe in you, Reisen, and I would trust my life to you. I don’t care if you think you’re the weakest person here. Believe in me, and you will have my full support!” Reisen is taken aback by your sudden speech. She smiles at you warmly, laying the side of her head on her knees. <You know, I’ve never met anyone like you before. It’s. . . Nice. I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone believe in me before> “That can’t possibly be true. Look at Tewi. She looks up to you. I don’t doubt, at least from what I’ve seen, that Eirin doesn’t believe in you. So don’t think that way. We’re all counting on you. So believe in us.” Reisen closes her eyes, still smiling. <You know, I think I’m actually glad that I came here. This place, this planet, it truly is a wonderful place.> She sighs lightly, like she’s been holding her breath for a long time. <Thank You.>
The next morning, the group quickly packs up the camp site and piles into the wagon. This time Nitori’s riding in the back with Mokou and Wriggle riding up front. Those two seem to have a lot to talk about. Cirno’s out like a light, apparently she stayed up all night for some reason, or maybe she just likes to sleep. She’s again draped in the blanket. Rumia and Tewi seem to be playing some sort of game with Reisen watching, and Nitori seems to be staring at you, as if she’s studying something. You’ve got a while before you reach the shrine, maybe you should talk to some of your group?
[ ] Wake Cirno [ ] Join Rumia and Tewi’s game [ ] Watch Rumia and Tewi’s game. [ ] Talk to Nitori [ ] Join Wriggle and Mokou’s conversation.
"I know the feeling. It seems everyone in the entire world can use danmaku or fly. I'm just a powerless human. But I still think you're impressively strong! Don't get down just because everyone here is crazy and overpowered. And if you ever get worried, just remember that you have friends who will give anything to help you." *place hand on Reisen's and smile comfortingly*
As an aside... >>Don’t believe in yourself. Believe in me, who believes in you. I believe in you, Reisen, and I would trust my life to you. I don’t care if you think you’re the weakest person here. Believe in me, and you will have my full support!
[x] Join Wriggle and Mokou’s conversation. I can hear "Whirlpool of Fate" playing in my head when I think of them right now. They just might be thinking of some really elaborate plan against our enemy.
>I don't care what it takes, we must incorporate Reisen into our sisterly harem. The girls need a responsible, older-sister figure!
You're lucky I'm not writing up scenarios. After finally getting her to be close with Anon, I'd have her sacrificing herself to save Anon's sorry ass. You know, denying you the sweet prize right before you got it.
Alright guys. Compy problems have passed, but it's late now. Bedtime for Bonzo, and what not. And also, I must admit, Reisen never was one of my favorite characters, but she is growing on me now. Just like many of the characters I've written about. In any event, G'night. There should be some more MiG tomorrow. Massive runnings on Thursday and Friday (I have both days off) If planning allows. Night~
Same here with Reisen. This and "Those 50 Years Were A Lie ;_;" fanfic made me like her.
Well I certainly don`t like what you did to Reimu though. She`s my favourite bitch of Gensokyo and you made her even more of a bitch than she is. Well, whatever. Keep up the good work. You`re as good as GM if not better. Plus you write like THE FIST OF THE MUTHERFUCKING NORTH STAR JESUS CHRIST. I`ll continue to lurk your threads and wish you good luck.
>>15699 The world outside Gensokyo is probably better represented with d20 modern rather than core.
d20 modern generics are copypastas of the normal classes, but without class features. They still get lots of skill points and no one's hit die is lower than d6. Also, everyone has an "occupation" (e.g., student) in addition to their class, which gives them additional permanent class skills.
Not worth it. It would most likely cause both to take longer for things to happen, and unless there's a sudden change (due, for example, to a sudden personality-altering brain injury) and people finally decide to talk things over before voting, I doubt that time would be used productively.