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29430 No. 29430 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
The window didn't make much sound beyond a patter when I drummed on it, like unsteady rain. My gloves, besides being a showy part of the uniform, were good at dampening those sounds. It still would have annoyed anyone around -- if I wasn't the only one in that lonely sweatbox of a patrol station. As it was, I was free to drum away, ready to slide the window open if somebody did show up. If only I'd brought a book.

My ears drooped as I gave a sigh. Half a bloody week since I received orders to report to my new outpost. Nevermind that I lived in a settlement on one of the furthest (and cheapest) peaks. No, Koyomi, you're needed for the "good of Tengu Society". That's why I joined up with the guard officially out of academy, of course. My definition of doing good for society, however, must have been different from theirs.

You see, while this merry band of castoffs that I belonged to was officially called the Mountain Outpost Peacekeepers, meant as a way for the higher-ups to maintain a certain presence in what would otherwise be the outlands, we were functionally little more than a tourist information booth. Not a decade ago, this whole area was an unfarmable mess. Now it was a gathering spot for humans and youkai alike. We barely had any jurisdiction over the place, considering it was between us, the kappa, and the humans in terms of territory, and that was probably what made it popular. Any political fallout from our actions, and we'd be without recourse; angry humans and kappa breaking down our doors wasn't something we really wanted to deal with. That's why our everyday role was a safe one: finding and returning lost property, giving directions, promoting businesses by distributing fliers and vouchers, picking up trash...

I wasn't fond of it, but I could do it. The part that chafed me most was the short notice, which left me without much time to find a place to sleep or store my belongings, which were still in a shed back on the furthest peak.

One thing to know about this outpost is that few people lived here. From the constant stream of faces that you could see every night, it may have not seem that way
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>> No. 30065
[X] Come to think of it, I don't know anything about Utsuwa. Does he have a past that could shed some light on something?

Hmm... so we've got a human named Utsuwa, possessed by a vengeful spirit convinced that 'Yajiro' killed him. All of the options are long shots, but they all have some promise too.

Investigating human deaths is tempting, but there's no guarantee that Utsuwa's invader died in Amaden, or that he's even telling the truth. Seems like if Utsuwa's spirit was connected to a human death then someone Amaden would already be on the case.

Investigating vengeful spirits seems like the longest shot of the three, feels like that would be someone else's job (do shrines even keep exorcism records?)

Utsuwa mentioned this isn't the first time he's had some bad juju cause trouble for him. In that case, checking his record seems like the safest option. At the very least we'd hopefully find out where he's been and what he's been doing.
>> No. 30066
The possessions are the underlining commonality between these previously unrelated happenings. We should study up on those first or we're just going to miss the tell-tale signs present in the case files like all the other detectives did.
>> No. 30067
Alright, guys, I'm gonna cut it off here. I know it's a bit quick considering how long it took to post the update, but I need the votes closed tout de suite. For reasons.

That out of the way, it looks like Koyomi is about to turn her attention to the man she's trying to help, considering the winner is...

[x] Come to think of it, I don't know anything about Utsuwa. Does he have a past that could shed some light on something?

Thank you so much for reading and voting. As an attempt to clear up things for those who may be lost, I've taken the liberty of writing up a quick 'n' dirty synopsis of everything up to this point. Expect character descriptions to materialise sometime soon.


The Story Thus Far:

The social Darwinian madness of the academy almost consuming her, Koyomi finished her decade of mandatory training in the academy. By some stroke of luck, she landed a posting in the Guard right out of academy — on a depopulating peak on the far end of the mountain. She did her duty, despite her many complaints, and was one day rewarded with word from command that she was changing posts. Without even confirming the details, she hurriedly packed up the bare essentials she needed and took off for the office to accept the post.

Her fortunes would prove to be as abysmal as ever as she discovered that the new post was in Amaden, the outpost that currently wasn’t under any one law. To make matters worse, she was serving in an offshoot of the Guard in Amaden, the Mountain Outpost Peacekeepers, or the Patrol, dedicated to the most mundane jobs in the pursuit of keeping public order. Unfortunately, it was too late to protest, and Koyomi began her life anew in Amaden as a patrolwoman.
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29884 No. 29884 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
The pink-haired hermit gave you a polite nod as you poured the tea, “Thanks. So, opening day already then? Are you really expecting anyone to show up? It isn't like you've exactly been running ads or promoting this place.”

“I'm sure my natural charms will bring them, I mean, you're already here aren't you? Customer number one, the lovely Kasen.” you replied with a wry smile.

“Someone has to make sure you stay out of trouble, and I'm the only one who can tolerate you.” she rolled her eyes and gingerly took a sip from her mug.

You poured another mug of tea, taking up a seat next to Kasen at the table, “Aw come on, I'm harmless. Besides, I wouldn't even be turning my home into a teahouse if you didn't ever so subtly suggest it my dear.”

“All I ever said was you're a good cook, and make excellent tea, and it wouldn't be bad if more people could come try it... I never said you should try to actually turn that into a business.”

“Sounds like telling me to open a teahouse to my ears. Besides, it's an excellent way to meet some new people! Living in Former Hell has been so dull, its pretty nice to be able to come back up to the surface, its been ages.”

Ibaraki looked at the eyepatch covering your left eye, “You paid a pretty hefty price the last time you were up here.”

You answered with a grin and a chuckle, raising your mug towards your lips, “It does make an excellent conversation starter. Besides, I still have an eye to admire you with, so I'm thankful for that at least.”
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>> No. 30015
[X] You've been hearing about this Scarlet Devil Mansion...

I know it probably won't win, but I can never get enough SDM.
>> No. 30016
[X] You've been hearing about this Scarlet Devil Mansion...
>> No. 30052
[X] A relaxing day off at the village would always be nice.
Let's get things moving!

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29689 No. 29689 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
Now with a 'with' instead of an 'and'!


Okay. I think I'm ready.

I think.

I've read the books. I've written sheets. I've drawn a map. I've brought the dice. I've set up the screen. I'm ready.

Now I just need my players. Which I don't have right now.

The problem is that, as much as I hate to admit, I don't actually have that many friends. I spend a lot of my time going around, trying to gather worshipers for my shrine, and most people have come to see me as that priestess from the mountain shrine. So not many people have ever really tried to get to know me.

Fortunately, I'm not completely without friends. And one of my (very few) friends happens to have many friends herself! So all I had to do was ask her to bring some of them over for this. This'll be great; I'll get to meet people, I can unwind and do something I really love, and we'll all play a game together!
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>> No. 30049
Eh, who cares? There's plenty of characters to play with (excluding certain drunkards, poisonous dolls, wicked hermits and pathological liars)
>> No. 30050
It make sense to end the story if Sanae fails her debut and gets depressed. There has to be SOME risk, at least.
>> No. 30051
[X] Reimu and Mokou...
-[X] Go easy on them for now.

[X] Clownpiece...
-[X] I don't have to attack her at all, right?

I would try and make some nice advice about how GM's are supposed to fudge things just a bit to make things more fun for the players but everyone else already pretty much said what i would have.

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28957 No. 28957 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Rays of white light nearly blinded me. I put my hands over my stinging eyes, giving myself a few seconds to adjust. Even then, I still had to squint to make anything out.

There was nothing from back home that I could compare this place to. Sure, there were the big oni festivals with all the lanterns hung out everywhere, but those gave off a much warmer glow than these big tube lights the kappa were using. More than that, we just didn't have anything quite like the restaurant I was staring at. If I wasn't seeing spots, I'd have been more impressed by all the fancy technological decorations.

My hands shook as I rubbed my eyes. Even my legs felt unsteady. Good thing I wasn't walking on my big legs -- I'd probably have fallen over and ruined my brand-new black dress. I glanced over my shoulder at all the kappa around me. None of them were looking right at me, but I could feel the stares as they passed by, giving me a wide berth. Obviously they were just jealous that this little earth spider was about to be a star.

I looked back at the front door. What was I getting so nervous for anyway? It was all there on the big, glitzy sign, in the restaurant's foreign-styled name: "The Famous". My big break was waiting for me inside. All I had to do was take the first step and everything would fall into place.

With a deep breath, my heart still fluttering, I slowly walked through the front door. The place was impressive on the inside too: a big, buzzing storm of lights and waiters rushing from one end to the other, and tables filled with people who were dressed to be seen. Nice soft music played in the background. A little tune by the Prismrivers, of course. My mouth felt dry as I walked up to the reception, a desk manned by a sour-faced kappa with slicked-back hair. Like every other kappa, I had to look down to see him, even on his raised chair.

"Hel--" My voice cracked. Spending all morning practising probably wasn't the best idea. "Ahem, hello."

The receptionist didn't even look up. "Do you have a reservation?"
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>> No. 30019
It's more about bad planning than personal strain. Besides that, there is a story I want to tell. I just need to sort it out before I try again.

Thank you for your concern, however.
>> No. 30020
Thanks for letting us know. Uncertainty, as weak as it was, is always worse.

Now, keep writing, motherfucker! There are many stories to tell!
>> No. 30021
I'm glad you gave us an update on the situation. I quite like your stories, so I'll look forward to the story you plan to write.

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29344 No. 29344 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
[c] Go back to Hina’s place.

“I should go.”

“Oh? Leaving so early? I thought you’d still want to spend some more time with us.”

“I… I have something to do.”

“I see.” Standing up, Garou and Momiji escort me to the waterfall and bid me farewell as I head into the forest. My steps would come to a halt, however, when Momiji shouts back at me.

“It’s been fun to spend time with you, Ein! Come see me again if you like to talk about anything!”

“Just keep your sisters off me, and we’re done. The last thing I want to see is a bunch of girls lusting over my tail again.”

“Why are you still iffy about having your tail touched?”
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>> No. 29881
never ever
>> No. 29882

Aww why not? Maybe you know?
>> No. 29883
For future reference, click the post number.

Also, sage in old threads if you've nothing to contribute to the thread.

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29214 No. 29214 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
There are many ways to spend a sunny afternoon in a Tengu base. Sketch the mountain, play cards with your squad, do some exercises, or hell, take a nap in the sun or a shady tree.

Or you could stand in the center of a base, right under a blazing skylight being made fun of by someone pretending to be your new commanding officer. Guess which one I’m doing?

“So… What in the world are we supposed to call you kid?” The wolf tengu in front of me said, looking through my scroll, vaguely interested in what she was actually reading. “And I don’t mean your name. Seriously. A crow and a wolf, would that be worow?” She asked, rolling the scroll up again and tying it shut.

“Are you really the comm-“ I start to say before I get interrupted by her listing off various derogatory names to call me. I had to give her credit; She was decently creative with them. My favorite had to be crolf, since I had never heard that one before.

“Hey Tank, get your tan ass over here!” The girl yelled, causing one of the bulkiest wolf Tengu I had ever seen walked over to the two of us, carrying some sort of pack on his back. Now, I was never short, but this Tengu made me feel like I was tiny.

From the change in air tension, I wasn’t sure if I should dive behind a table or gets behind ‘Tank’.

Thankfully, his look softened as he sighed and took the scroll from her. “Will you stop hazing the new blood Ria? If you keep him from the boss any longer, he’ll break out the soy sauce and pickle jars again.”

“Aw come on, I was just trying to think of what to call him. Not every day you see a wolf with hair blacker than Scout’s wings.” She laughed, trying to hid a small pinch of something her voice. Fear maybe? “I was thinking of calling him Snowball.” She laughed again, louder this time. Funny, I didn’t know they let hyenas into the wolf guard.
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>> No. 29877
spacebattles is cancer that's killing THP
>> No. 29878
Don't forget to sage, you're a turbonerd, necrofags, etc.
>> No. 29879

Yeah fuck you too faggot sorry.

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29667 No. 29667 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Nitori has a shirikodama. She needs some salt, so she should lick it.

[ ] lick it
[ ] naw
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>> No. 29686
Did the human died? This is important question.
>> No. 29687
This is the beginning of Touhou 16 ~ Perpetual Endless Prolapse in Eastern Wonderlans
>> No. 29688

muffled theme music in the distance

Find out next time on A Story That is Small 2: Electric Poogaloo!


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29389 No. 29389 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
You are Nitori Kawashiro, a young and rather shy engineer. You live in your workshop, which you have yet to name, along the Turtle River, in the Valley of the kappa. You are acquaintances with many of the Kappa of the Valley, being one yourself.

In the local area, you have become quiet friends with Momiji Inubashiri, as her patrol route takes her close by your workshop. You're not sure that she actually knows where it is, but the two of you enjoy getting to talk to each other.

You have some proficiency in magic based off of the manipulation of water, mostly taking the form of limited hydrokinesis when you concentrate. Using this magic, you have learned a crude method of flight.

You have significant amounts of talent in the field of engineering, though you recognize that practice will be needed to refine your talent into skill. Using the tools of your workshop, there isn't much that is beyond your ability to create, though some projects are certainly more difficult than others.

Your main limitation in terms of making things is resources. It is a rare day when you can say that you have all that you want.
It is 111/6/13, and you turned seventeen years old today.

You are currently in good health.

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>> No. 29666
[x] Suggesting that you meet at your lab.
>> No. 29862
Erratic Writer, are you still alive?
>> No. 29909
pretty please?

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28942 No. 28942 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]

Thanks. I've edited in the fixes.


No. This is bad. If you have your way with her, she'll hate you forever when she comes to her senses. Or kick you out of the shrine. No sir, not going to happen. You push her away gently and try to find your clothes, then get out of here. Goddammit, there must be-

“Where are you going?”

You know that voice. You turn around and find-

“Wear your glasses first,” Yukari hands you the item. You quickly snatch and put them on. Yep it's he- Ah, crap, you expose your nether regions to her. You quickly cover them with your hands and glare at her. “Ooh, what's with that sharp stare?”

Goddammit, is your angry expression not enough of a clue!? Screw it, she can look at your private part if she wants, you need to find your writing pad right now. Where is- wait a minute. You try to focus and look around: This is your room-
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>> No. 29362
Well, that was great. Nothing too extraordinary, but quite entertaining. Kudos on finishing your story!
And thanks to your corrector too, that guy did a fine work as well. Thanks KS to you both!
>> No. 29364
Dunno how to feel about villainous Yukari; though not a bad story, though your insistence on certain things held it back some.

Now for stories with someone other than Sanae in general.
>> No. 29365

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25754 No. 25754 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
How long have I been running? Days? Weeks? Months? Years? I don’t know. I do, however, know of this fact: I’m on the run, and it’s not because I am a coward, and it is not because I want to. I’m on the run to escape my pursuers. Them. They, who were responsible for the massacre of my family. They, who incited fear against my own kind based on their blinded prejudice. Then again, it is a part of their nature to be afraid of nature, to be afraid of me, whose forefathers have been hunting their forefathers ever since the dawn of time.

I was there when the massacre happened. They spared no one; the children, the elderly, the sick, everyone was targeted. Even expectant mothers fell to their bloodlust. I rallied my surviving brothers and launched a counterattack against them, but our numerical strength was no match against their firepower. One by one we met our end, until only I was left standing. With so many odds stacked upon me, I was certain I would join the rest of my family in the afterlife, but it didn’t end that way. They captured me, locked me inside a cage and carried me to whatever place they were headed to. I heard them talking about selling me to the highest bidders and be kept as an exotic pet in a luxurious mansion. I couldn’t imagine myself being paraded and pampered like my ‘domesticated’ brethren, and I wouldn’t allow myself to sink so low.

Then I had a breakthrough. My captors ran into forest rangers, and a fight broke out between them when my captors refused to surrender. In the ensuing chaos, one of my captors fled with me inside my cage and was pursued by the rangers. He managed to evade capture, but was so deep inside the forest that he soon lost his way. That was my cue, so I broke out of the cage and headed back into the woods, though not before showing him a way out.

…well, does ‘shoving my teeth into the poor bastard’s throat’ count as one? He should have seen it coming, though. Together, they were powerful, but left on their own they were powerless. Do I regret myself enforcing the law of nature against him? No, I did what I had to do. The rule is simple: it’s to kill, or to be killed, and there’s no such thing as
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Alright, we're at the end of this thread. Will post the update in a new thread, so please keep on voting.
>> No. 29332
[X] Go back to Hina’s place.
>> No. 29338
[X] Go back to Hina’s place.

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