“Sky it is then.” Aya nods. The three of you wait for nightfall. Thankfully it’s a cloudy night, so there should be little chance of them seeing you directly. You stand there watching as Aya and Medicine speed off into the air, but quickly loose sight of them. You pace back and forth in the small clearing that the pair left you in. Left to wonder how long it will take them to finish their attack. The wind picks up slightly causing you to shiver involuntarily. Your eyes raise skyward to look at the cloudy night, watching the clouds rushing by. Suddenly there’s a break in the clouds, causing the moon to come into full view. This isn’t good! But wait. . . There’s something wrong with the moon. . . It’s. . . it’s blood red! The glow it casts across the ground is unnerving, bathing everything in an unearthly red glow. The whole scene makes you feel rather uneasy. You wish you had some way to contact Aya and Medicine to see if they’re alright. You think you hear a scream off in the distance. Looking around in the sky, you see several large shafts of light shooting through the air. There’s nothing you can make out from this distance. If only you could see better. Thoughts of that nature are quickly banished from your mind as you hear a rustling in the woods. A tall woman, wearing a green dress and a hat with a star on it steps into the clearing. You don’t know if her hair is red, or if it’s been tinted by this unnatural glow from the moon. “Good evening, sir. I would say it is a pleasure to meet you, but I’m afraid that it’s not.” The first blow comes before you even realize that the woman’s moved. Pain explodes out from your stomach, then both shoulders. Your legs are swept out from underneath you, but before you can hit the ground, you’re punched by the woman, with both hands, in the chest. You feel your ribcage shatter as you fly backwards through the air into a tree. You doubt that there’s anything left that’s unbroken, or you would if you could concentrate on anything beyond the pain. The world around you swims and fades into darkness. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Bad Ending No. 3
[ ] Back one choice. [ ] Back two choices. [ ] Restart.
Final just means that this is the last thread. It ends here, either from you guys reaching an ending that isn't bad, or from anon giving up. Not that I'm quitting MiG altogether, it's just that today, You're about 5~6 choices from the end. Maybe a few more if you hit all the right choices to extend it.
Anon! Don't give up! Who the hell do you think we are?! Our burning blood will defeat our enemies, so that we may overcome fate and destroy the destiny God has laid upon us! We will be victorious, our determination and our fighting spirit fighting our way through the darkness!
Despair is for sissies and women! We are not sissies, and on the Internet there are no women! We will triumph, Anon! We will be victorious! Our might together is unquestionable! We can, and we will, find victory!
>>34528 Failure is not an option. We've come to far too abandon Reisen, our moon bunny. We've come too far to abandon our cause. We've come too far too abandon this damn box with Kaguya. We've come too far to abandon the 9 squad. We've come too far to abandon our fight. I implore you, Kira, allow us to fight to the end, victory or no.
You don't make a final assault with just a small fraction of your force. You bring everything you've got, so that they can fall one-by-one as you advance closer to the final boss, where you and the few survivors with you finally learn what the hell has been going on before beginning the fight, which ends when you make your final blow by putting everything you've got into one last attack.
>>34528 I deleted my restart vote, doubt this will change anything, restart still hit 7 before the other option. Let's be fair, even if the people want to restart there are some people who want to see the end, let's give them the end.
Back 2 it is. Shortened version of said post incoming. ------------------------------------------------ “From what we’ve managed to gather, after escaping from the Mountain, is that the red white is planning something huge. We’re not sure what it is, but she’s apparently been far more active both in clearing the area around the shrine of Youkai, and well, actually leaving the shrine and getting things from both town and Kourindou. We can only assume that this is bad, so we’re left with but one choice. We have to assault the shrine. We probably shouldn’t take too large of a group, but we don’t know what kind of defenses she might have up there. . .” Tewi sighs. Man that was a huge info dump. “We need to decide on a group to go and assault the shrine.” Tewi looks directly at you. “Since this is your fight, and you’re going to be the one leading the charge, I guess we should leave the making of the party to you.”
[ ] You and one other. [ ] You and three others. [ ] You and four others. [ ] Everyone.
>>34559 Remilia's here, China's here, so apparently, the SDM is here in full force (MORE information we could've been clued in on beforehand there, Kira...). 6+/shirne/ against 4 (face it, we're useless, we don't count) is silly, so
“We need to take everyone. We can’t afford to leave anyone here. We don’t know who the shrine maiden may have in her employ, nor do we know which abilities we may need to take advantage of. “ Tewi looks at you a moment before sighing. “It’s going to be tough moving a group this size that quickly or quietly kid, you sure?” “Absolutely certain.” You nod sagely. It takes most of the day, but your forces are prepared. You’ve also replaced the button. Waiting until dark, your large force slips away from the small shack under the cover of a cloudy night, and Rumia’s darkness. Wriggle leads the way, her bugs telling her which way to go to avoid running into things. In short order you find yourself at the steps leading up to the shrine, Tewi and yourself hiding in the woods with the rest of your group a short ways back. The wind picks up, and the clouds break, revealing a blood red moon. The entire area is bathed in an eerie red glow, and standing at the very bottom of the stairs appears to be a young girl. She’s just standing there, staring off in your general direction. Something isn’t right here. . . Why would they only leave a little girl to guard the stairs? You barely have time to react as Tewi slams into you, knocking you to the side. There’s a gaping hole in the woods where you were before, Something tore through there with tremendous force, that’s for sure. Where the hell did it come. . . glancing back at the girl, she seems to be carrying a gigantic red spear, energy is rippling off of it in waves. Holy. Shit. That’s why they left just the one little girl to guard the stairs.
“It would seem that we have some unwelcome visitors. . .” The girl chuckles to herself. There’s a slight movement to your side as medicine appears next to you. As quick as she’s there, she’s gone again. Tewi grabs you and jerks you to the side again as another part of the woods you were hiding in is vaporized.
“This is no fun. Maybe I should just unleash a barrage and wipe out this whole forest.” A wicked grin splits her face and makes you pull back in terror. If it were not for Tewi holding tightly onto you, you would have likely fled in sheer terror already. Coming from seemingly all sides of the little clearing at the base of the stairs, a mist pours out of the woods.
“Oh? What’s this now? Going to try and hide in some sort of. . . What is this?!” The girl takes a step back coughing. The mist quickly swirls and rises around her.
“S-Silve. . . SAKUYA!”
In an instant, a maid appears, she vanishes as quickly as she came, along with the small girl. Medicine is quickly next to you again, nodding to you and Tewi.
<<The way is clear, bring everyone up.>>
<Understood.> Reisen is brief. You have no idea if the shrine maiden has any of monitoring the communications, but you don’t want to risk it.
You, Tewi and Medicine start up the stairs and are quickly joined by Aya who arrives carrying Wriggle. The five of you charge quickly up the stairs. About half way up you come across a woman wearing a green Chinese cut dress, and a large green hat with a star on the front. You don’t know whether her hair is red, or if it’s just from the glow cast by the blood moon. Wordlessly she assumes a fighting position. The five of you continue staring at this woman who seems bound and determined to stop you. No. You won’t be stopped this close to the shrine, this close to ending it all. You step forward. You never saw the woman move, she took off so fast, However, Tewi was faster. Her blow was met by a kick from Tewi. Stumbling back a few paces the woman quickly regains her balance, and resumes her stance.
“I don’t think so, Meiling.” Tewi assumes a fighting position.
“I don’t think that a mere rabbit will be able to stop me. If you get in my way, I think that the mistress would enjoy some rabbit stew.” Meiling charges towards you again, only to be stopped once again by Tewi.
“I’m your opponent this time, Meiling.” Tewi launches into a series of attacks that Meiling holds off easily.
A grin spreads across Meiling’s face. “If you want to be my dinner so badly, come then.” Meiling then charges off at Tewi. The two are quickly locked in combat, the blows coming so fast you can’t even keep track of them. The four remaining members of your group rush up past the Meiling/Tewi battle and quickly reach the top of the stairs. You’re now at the gate to the shrine. There’s several buildings that comprise the shrine. The largest is directly in front of you across a wide open expanse of space that seems to be completely unguarded. To your right there appears to be some sort of building with many sliding doors attached to it, and to your left there’s a wooded area. Looking around you don’t see anyone except for the others with you. From behind you comes the sounds of the battle raging between Tewi and Meiling.
[ ] Wait. [ ] Straight ahead. [ ] Into the woods. [ ] The building on the right. [ ] Shout loudly for Reimu to come out and face you.
Let's face it, we're on their home ground. The open expanse may be a trap, but damn near everything is liable to be trapped. At least with the open space, we have the advantage of being able to see whatever comes at us.
Waiting seems like a bad idea, as we're pressed for time and the blood red moon is a tip that something is happening. Shouting for Reimu probably won't turn out any better than any instance that we've shouted in hostile situations; that is to say, it'll turn out horribly.
Going straight in just screams BAD END. Chances are the shrine has been rigged with booby traps, any logical person would go straight into the main building which is why I believe that it would be rigged. Then again Reimu has to have realized by now that anon doesn't do things logically, so the building to the right may be the one rigged with a trap.
The building on the right is likely to be a red herring. We can't get the jump on them as it is, and that building is an incredibly obvious alternate entry point. Hell, they probably expect us to use it.
[x] Shout loudly for Reimu to come out and face you.
Gentlemen. It is time. We do not have the advantage of surprise. We are surrounded by our guards, alert for sneak attacks. We know the enemy is lofty and has an ego. We must face down Reimu, not fall into a trap.
Did you somehow miss the bit of the story where she rendered one of our arms completely useless in five seconds with pinpoint needle-throws, destroying our weapon before we could draw it? Or the bits where she fucking annihilated most of Eientei, leaving heaps of dead and injured rabbits lying around, and then got ready to torture us?
Fuck this. The entire shrine is likely trapped, and you’re not going to fall for it. “REIMU. YOU STUCK UP BITCH, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU? COME OUT AND FACE ME!” Your allies jump at your sudden outburst. “OR ARE YOU TOO AFRAID TO FACE OFF AGAINST A MERE HUMAN?! STUPID SLUT, GET YOUR SORRY ASS OUT HERE.” The door to the shrine slams open. Reimu is standing there, looking quite infuriated. Marisa is standing there, seemingly trying to hold Reimu back, but failing miserably. Reimu brings her gohei down against Marisa’s face, knocking her back into the shrine. “Alright, you stupid little fucking shit. Here I am.” Sakuya walks out of the woods shrugging and shaking her head. Alice slides opens one of the doors to the building on the right, and Patchouli opens another. Reimu is still fuming at the end of the walkway as Patchouli, Alice and Sakuya walk up to the stone path. “So what. You’re just gonna sic your dogs on me? Can’t even fight your own battles? Making a little girl fight for you too. It was so sad to see her have to get hurt because of this.” You glare at Reimu. Sakua’s seems to be getting quite angry. “Don’t you DARE speak of the mistress like that.” In the blink of an eye, Several dozen knives are flying at you, only to be deflected by Aya. “Too slow, Dog of Remilia.” Aya smirks at Sakuya. “WHAT DID YOU SAY?!” “I said you’re too damn slow you old hag. You damn dog. Go run off to your mistress, tail tucked between your legs.” Sakuya is instantly next to Aya, she stabs down with a knife, but connects only with open air. “Too slow~ Too slow~ You can’t hit me you damn dog~” Aya flies off into the woods with Sakuya in close pursuit. Reimu starts marching forward, Marisa in tow, still nursing her face where Reimu connected with the Gohei. “So, You little shit. I assume that you want to fight. A proper fight this fucking time. So. How’s this going to go?”
It is time. We must prove our strength before our allies, send our enemies fleeing like cowardly rats to the darkest corners of Gensokyo, begging for mercy. Let us defeat Reimu once and for all, and end her reign of terror. We're outnumbered, we cannot let our team suffer.
[x] Her team versus your team. Hell fucking yes, let's go one-on-one as a normal un-superpowered human being against a HIGHLY TRAINED YOUKAI HUNTER THAT DEFEATED GODS BEFORE with very little items to spare, not even our camera. REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED LAST TIME WE DID THAT?
We brought everyone together so that could go all out. To show her that her power-driven ego and authority through force was no match for the bonds of our friendship and the strength of our love.
Her self-centered ideology will be her downfall. Marisa is already rebelling against her. Her team is poorly structured, and has no sense of unison - Sakuya has already run off to wage her own battle. They can't coordinate themselves, and they can't handle all of us working in concert.
Haven't you learned yet? We don't have power unless we have friends.
When were we at our peak? When did we pull off our greatest accomplishments? When we needed to help Wriggle, when we saw more in Rumia than a mindless monster, when we netted Cirno a victory against Suwako, when we pulled Reisen up from the depths of her despair, when we were worried about our team. That's our strength: their strength.
When were we at our worst? When we gave up on trying to call out to help Sanae, when we tackled dangerous problems on our own, when we didn't think about the good of our friends.
This isn't just our battle. It's their battle too. United we stand, divided we fall.
We're piss weak, and the only reason we managed to trump Reimu the first time we fought her was that poison from nowhere - likely Medicine. We couldn't do it on our own.
We have synergy with our team, and our team has synergy with each other. They've fought together, and they've fought together well. Look at Reimu's team for half a damn second: Sakuya is so caught up with anger that she's rushed off to do her own thing, Marisa is nursing a wound from her own leader, which she received while trying to hold Reimu back, and Alice was entirely unsure of her allegiance last we saw her. Let's face it, Reimu can't do shit to us if we do a team battle, because she doesn't know anything about leading teams.
Guess what took down Reimu the first time? Poison.
Who held off Ran? Reisen and Mokou, and they managed to keep it until we could help, even when they were in a horrid state of body.
Our level one bosses? Guess what, they've worked in tandem before, and have done so with some degree of efficiency.
As long as we actually focus on one target at a time, and simply stopping the members of Reimu's time from supporting one another - if they even try it - we have a damn good chance of victory. Our opponents don't seem to be able to work in synch at all, which gives them a huge disadvantage in team combat. Plus, with Sakuya having flown off, Mei Ling busy, and Remilia having been blown off, we outnumber them.
Don't forget that even though Patchy showed up here, there's a chance that she's traitorous, considering that she showed up at Moriya. Even if we were under Reisen's lunacy at the time, even Tewi thought this was odd. If one of their teammates turns on them in the middle of battle, we would have a damn near guaranteed victory.
"Wait! Hold it right there just minute, JUST a fucking minute. Before you get all kill-happy, and wipe me out; me, this.. HORRIBLE, FEROCIOUS threat to Gensokyo, I've got one request, just one.
WHAT IN ALMIGHTY SAINT KEWPIEFUCK IS GOING THE HELL ON?!
From the day-- THE VERY MOTHERFUCKING *DAY* I arrived in this crazy-ass world!-- your disgruntled, irritated ass has been hunting down me and mine. WHY?! What the FUCK did I do?! Why the hell am I a threat? Why did you destroy Eientei?! WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU AND THAT WATERMELON-TITTED GAP YOUKAI WANT FROM ME?! I've been trying to just fucking ...LIVE. And yet, apparently, that's some kind of crime? WHAT IS THIS BULLSHIT?!
So strike me down tonight, if you must. Cleanse the existence of my friends and I from this world, if you really fucking MUST.
But as one human being to another, I think you owe me some damned ANSWERS before you do that."
>>34869 Pitty. I liked Wriggle. ================================================ “One on one.” You step forward slightly from your allies. “Fine by me kid, it’s your funeral.” Reimu waves the girls standing on the side off, and Marisa heads over to join them, still rubbing her face slightly. You move to walk into the shrine when Medicine pulls on your sleeve. She pulls out Hourai and seems to be talking to her. A moment later she offers the doll up to you. “She wants to help you.” You hear Alice gasp as she recognizes the doll that Medicine is offering you. She turns to Patchouli and starts whispering to her fervently. You ignore this as Medicine slips the ring onto your finger. It seems to fit much better than you would have thought. “She just needs energy from you. Just let her do her thing.” Medicine smiles at you. Wriggle steps up next and gives you a spell card. She simply nods at you before stepping back. You thank both of them before turning back to Reimu. “Awwwww. Now isn’t that cute? Feh. If kiddy happy is over, let’s get this fucking fight started.” Three orbs fly out of the shrine and float around Reimu. They look like Yin yang beach balls of some variety. Quite odd looking, really. “You gonna move first, you little shit, or should I slaughter you where you stand?” You step forward, Hourai hovering next to you. You feel a slight. . . Pulling sensation from your hand. Suddenly, a laser shoots out of Hourai at Reimu. Alice stands there dumbfounded as the laser streaks past Reimu, catching one of her Yin Yang orbs, sending it clattering to the ground. “You. . . YOU STUPID LITTLE SHIT.” Reimu instantly has an array of needles in both hands, she whips them at you, more seeming to come from nowhere. However, somehow, you can see them moving at you. They seem to be moving far slower than they were before, even though you seem to be moving slowly as well. A thought occurs to you. It must be the box again, as you step to the side. You manage to barely dodge the needles she threw. “Argh!” Reimu shouts in frustration, “The rest of you! Don’t’ just stand there! Get his little friends!” “What the hell are you doing! This is a one on one fight!” “One on one, Huh? Well guess what kid, I lied. Don’t have to honor deals with scum like you. Yeah, You fighting me, with no help. Really kid, Fuck you. I’m not going to let you bring your little friends into this.” “You conceited self centered bitch!” you shout angrily, “Leave them out of this! This is between you and me!” “Hah! I decided to kill them the moment they threw in with you! Now or later, it doesn't matter since I'll be making sure they're all dead in the end." Reimu throws several more needles which you manage to dodge again, via whatever slowdown trick is working for you. Alice launches her self at Medicine, bringing her several dozen dolls to bear on the young youkai. Medicine launches off into Alice and drives her back into the building. Patchouli floats over to where Wriggle is, hovering there lazily. “So it would seem that it is left to you and I then.” Patchouli coughs. “So it would, Miss Patchouli.” Wriggle raises up her arms and an army of insects come crawling out of the woods. Marisa stands there, still rubbing her face, watching this whole scene unfold. You and Reimu have now effectively traded places. You almost trip over the fallen Yin Yang orb, but instead quickly scoop it up. You’re fighting closer to the shrine with Reimu closing in on you. Medicine and Alice still seem to be fighting in the building to the right, and Wriggle and Patchouli are fighting near the gate and the stairs, with Marisa standing and watching the fight.
Double choice time.
[ ] Fight [ ] Run. [ ] Surrender.
If fight- [ ] Close the distance between you and Reimu. [ ] Set off a spell card. [ ] Use the Yin Yang orb.
If run- [ ] Run into the shrine [ ] Run into the woods [ ] Run into the side building [ ] Charge past Reimu to the stairs.
Lol, wtf is this, that means like 3 posts to go or 4, so what to do now. [ ] Fight [ ] Close the distance between you and Reimu. All Options are shit. Is there even a 1 to 100000 chance that we win this thing?
Ok, FINALLY got back on. The housemate kicked me off the computer 'cause she needed it for her job. Thusly, it took priority over writing. I've gotten some done on my laptop, but it's still needs to be cleaned up, as it really is crap writing. 7 minutes, tops.
Yeah this probably isn't worth the wait, but here it is. ================================================ You reach back and pull out a spell card. Words escape your lips, but you’re not even paying attention to that at this point. Reimu is closing in fast as the card bursts into light. Bullets shoot out from the card, in a spiraling path towards Reimu. Your body seems to be rooted in place. The bullets near Reimu, but she simply leaps into the air, and begins heading down towards you. “That kind of spell card is useless when you can’t fly!” Reimu closes quickly only to get blasted by a ball of flame. Looking past Reimu you see Patchouli and Wriggle locked in combat, Patchouli spraying flame everywhere. Thank GOD for small miracles. Your spell card seems to run out of energy and you can move again. Reimu’s picking her self up out of the hole she made into the shrine. “God DAMN it you stupid magician. Watch where the FUCK you’re shooting.” Patchouli wheezes some response, but you can’t make it out. She seems far more preoccupied with fighting Wriggle to really be bothered by Reimu’s insults. “FUCKING BITCH. LISTEN TO ME WHEN I TELL YOU SOMETHING.” Reimu launches herself into the air from the hole in the shrine. The Yin Yang orbs begin spewing a massive barrage at Patchouli while Reimu pulls stacks of spell tags out of her sleeves and adds to the barrage. “WRIGGLE! LOOK OUT!” You yell, running from directly in front of the shrine where you had ended up. Wriggle glances up and sees the barrage incoming, and quickly runs off into the woods. Patchouli seems to be extremely exhausted after that last barrage, and has fallen to the ground, huffing and puffing, desperately searching for the inhaler. “PATCHOULI!” Marisa screams at the top of her lungs. Patchouli looks up just as the barrage is about to hit her. The air between Patchouli and then explodes into a beam of light, evaporating the needles and the spell tags. “You. . . YOU BITCH!” Reimu whips up a spell card, and chants quickly. “SPIRIT SIGN [FANTASY SEAL]” Several colored balls shoot out from Reimu and seem to be homing in on Marisa, who seems to be rooted to the spot, controlling the power of the master spark. Reimu already has another card whipped out and is focusing on that. Given the distance between you and Marisa, you may be able to tackle her out of the way of the spell card that Reimu just activated, or you might be able to get an uninterrupted attack against Reimu off.
[ ] Help Marisa [ ] Attack Reimu [ ] Flee while they’re fighting.
Anon, we will not falter! We will not fall! This bitch is nothing! She cannot, will not understand why we fight! We don't fight for our own personal benefit, we fight for justice, for honor, for the sake of our comrades! We fight for the dreams of the defeated and the hopes of those who wish for freedom from the oppression of Reimu! We cannot allow ourselves to be bested, not here, not now! We will not be defeated like this! There is nowhere left to hide, to run! There is only one option, and that is to stand and fight!
For the sake of our fallen comrades, those who fell for our sakes, for Mokou and for Nitori, for Sanae and for Eirin!
For the sake of our allies! For Cirno and Twei, who believes in us, for Wriggle and Rumia, who love us! For Aya and Patchouli who helped us in our time of need! For Kaguya, who's fate lies in our hands! For Reisen, our love and our supporter, even to this dismal stage!
And for ourselves, for the sake of all Outsiders, so that they may live in Gensokyo safely and free! We showed love where there was only abandonment, we protected those who needed protection, we put faith in our allies and forgiveness to our enemies! But now, now we must strive forth for victory! Go forth, anon! Go forth and WIN the glorious day, and regret not thy path for good or for ill.