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    Magician Raising Project (Quest)

    ★ Magician Raising Project ★
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    At some point in their lives, all who pursue the path of Magecraft face a certain dilemma.

    For all their wealth, for all their fame, for all their mystical knowledge, they will one day pass away before accomplishing their goals. It is not a matter of resources or skill, but time. The life of a single magus is simply too short to reach the Root. While there are methods of extending one’s lifespan, even they only delay the inevitable. Thus, it is the way of a magus to pass their wish onto their descendants, so that eventually they will accomplish what their ancestors could not.

    You are a magus. At the age of 28, you are a single male, dedicated to your research. You are the successor of a moderately old lineage, possess some degree of wealth and have acquired a few accomplishments to your name. Like all of your colleagues, you seek to reach the Root.

    As you near three full decades of life, however, you have begun to come to terms with your own mortality. You now understand the limits of your ability and the fact that you yourself will likely not reach the goals you have inherited from your ancestors. Although you still feel young, you have decided that it is time to start considering the next generation, before it is too late.

    That said, you are no half-measure. If you’re going to do something, you’re going to do it right, whether it’s performing mysteries beyond the scope of comprehension or raising a child.

    You can already imagine the result. Magic circuits of the highest quality. Mastery of the art of spell casting. Knowledge of arcane secrets. Influence to shake the world. Wealth to obtain any treasure. The abilities of your heir are limited solely by the efforts you put into raising him.

    Your goal is not to raise a child. Your mission is to create an heir with the potential to reach the Root; you will raise a Magician!

    Now, you embark on the most difficult journey known to man, the trial called parenthood. Thus battle will challenge you in ways you never could’ve imagined. It will take time, energy, money, willpower, and more caffeine than the human body can cope with. But at the end of the day, the result will be worth it.

    This is your Magician Raising Project!

    Good luck.




    Before you begin your epic journey of parenthood, it might be wise to familiarize yourself with your assets. That way, you can better judge what actions you should take.

    Or as the young folks call it "Character Creation", whatever that means. You've long since become unacquainted with the hip and cool slang.

    1. True Name
    [ ] Gordon Muselk
    [ ] Lucikaiser Darkinglight
    [ ] Estonia Sauerkraut
    [ ] Haraam Loli

    2. False Name

    [ ] John Smith
    [ ] John Doe
    [ ] John Johnson
    [ ] John Joestar

    3. Character Flaw
    [ ] Asshole
    [ ] Apathetic
    [ ] Pervert
    [ ] Idiot
    [ ] Socially Inept

    4. Redeeming Character Trait
    [ ] Heart of Gold
    [ ] Tragic Backstory #misunderstood
    [ ] Secretly a genius
    [ ] Has a lot of money
    [ ] Good in bed

    5. Favorite Beverage
    [ ] Water
    [ ] Wine
    [ ] Juice
    [ ] Beer
    [ ] Gasoline

    6. Religion
    [ ] Haruhiism
    [ ] Church of Madoka
    [ ] Axis Cult
    [ ] Just Monika


    These are the attributes that define you. They will set the course towards your future and are probably not irrelevant.

    Look deep within yourself and imagine. What kind of father do you want to be?


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    DAD SIMULATOR START!

    Lucikaiser Darkinglight
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    Apathetic
    Tragic Backstory #misunderstood
    Wine
    Haruhiism
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    This is insane. I love it.

    Going with Hermes' set:

    Lucikaiser Darkinglight
    John Joestar
    Apathetic
    Tragic Backstory #Misunderstood
    Wine
    Haruhiism

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    Gasoline. What?
    The Act of dozing off in the afternoon is a luxury indeed.
    Coffee would be nice, though.

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    Lucikaiser Darkinglight
    John Joestar
    Pervert
    Heart of Gold
    Juice
    Church of Madoka

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    Your name is Lucikaiser Darkinglight, the last son of the Seventh Hell. However, most people know you as John Joestar, or Jojo for short. You are a man dedicated to reaching the Root. In your fervent pursuit of the dark arts, you can be at times cold and uncaring towards other people, but it’s all because of the accident 10 years ago that drove you down this path. Naturally, you are a follower of the one true god, Haruhi.

    Now that you have reacquainted yourself with your surroundings, you begin your quest to raise an heir. However, first you must procure one. Only once you have a child in your hand can you raise him to be a worthy heir.

    Now you could take the natural path and produce a child by mating with a woman, but you perhaps you should consider your other options. While the path of marriage has plenty of advantages, you have found that your years of diligent research and general apathy towards the affairs of others have left you with very little connections. You are not sure if you are prepared for the trials of marriage.

    Perhaps another option would be optimal. You could theoretically create child through artificial reproduction with your magecraft; it is well within your abilities. However, it would cost you quite a bit of time and money to do so. Or maybe you could just adopt a child, no mess, no fuss.

    So, what will you do?


    1. Find a wife to marry
    2. Create a child artificially through magecraft
    3. Adopt a child


    Current Status
    Lucikaiser Darkinglight

    Circuit Quality: C
    Circuit Quantity: C
    Rank: Cause

    Wealth: 10,000,000 Magus Dollars


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    I like that the first thing we do after remembering who we are is decide to have kids.

    FIND A WIFE

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    Quote Originally Posted by Express View Post
    I like that the first thing we do after remembering who we are is decide to have kids.

    FIND A WIFE
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    Coffee would be nice, though.

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    Year 1, Month 1

    You have decided to take the orthodox path and find a spouse.

    You take some time out of your duties to contemplate the matter at hand. Of the top of your head, two women immediately come to mind.

    Jessica Carter
    Jessica Carter, your childhood friend of sorts. You grew up together and have spent many years in a close friendship with her. Upon adulthood, the two of you have somewhat drifted apart but you keep regular long-distance contact. However, she is not a magus. She has zero magic circuits and is as mundane as they come. She has no knowledge of your supernatural practices and is currently under the impression that you just moved to London to be a Doctor.

    Mizuki Kotegawa
    Mizuki Kotegawa, a close acquaintance, if not friend. She is a fifth-generation alchemist and an overall busybody. Both smart and diligent, she has produced a handful of achievements in the field of transmutation. Your relationship is built on a mutual respect and bonding from occasionally working together on projects. However, she is as dedicated to her research as you are, if not more, and likely has no desire to marry.

    These are the first two ladies to come to your mind, but they certainly aren’t the only potential spouses. One evening, you mention your troubles to a friend over dinner and he offers to help by introducing you to some women. Seeing no overt harm, you agree and he asks what you’re looking for in a spouse.

    What kind of traits would you like in a potential spouse?

    Pick two of the following:

    [ ] High Quality Magic Circuits
    [ ] Long Lineage
    [ ] Wealthy
    [ ] Political Connections
    [ ] Sorcery Trait
    [ ] Write-in


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    Using my business brain here.

    We seem to be a pretty "average at best" magus so something that'll be needed is High Quality Magic Circuits. Also as asking for family history, cash moneh and political connections will be tough, we could try a lesser family with a decent Sorcery Trait.
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    Hmmm... Yeah, screw politics, let's focus on magic. I vote for High-Quality Magic Circuits and Sorcery Trait.

    (Bonus points for said Trait being named Ripple or Spin. :-P)
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    Voting to name child Caesar because reasons

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    [X] High Quality Magic Circuits
    [X] Political Connections
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    [X] High Quality Magic Circuits

    [X] Sorcery Trait
    The Act of dozing off in the afternoon is a luxury indeed.
    Coffee would be nice, though.

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    Year 1, Month 1

    You inform your friend of your preferences, high quality magic circuits and the possession of a sorcery trait. You also mention that having political connections would be good as well, but is not necessary.

    About a week later, your friend returns with some information and pictures of women who are apparently looking to marry and meet your preferences.

    “Yo, Jojo, sorry for the delay. It took a while to find, but I have some candidates you might be interested in.”

    He pulls out a folder and one by one hands you profiles for each woman.

    “First is Irona Pendleton.”

    Irona Valueleta Pendleton


    Name: Irona Valueleta Pendleton
    Age: 26
    Rank: Fes
    Circuit Quality: A-
    Circuit Quantity: A
    Sorcery Trait: Unnamed

    “The Pendletons are a branch family of the Valueleta and have quite the long lineage themselves. As you know, the Valueleta are currently the center of the Trambelio Faction, so the family has quite a few political ties. Miss Irona, herself, is quite the talented magus, but it seems that her parents fear that she has no interest in marriage. So, they’ve decided to arrange a husband for her themselves. Naturally, if you were to become her fiancé, you’d have to be adopted into the family. Oh, and, since you were looking for sorcery traits, I found that the Pendletons do have an unnamed Sorcery Trait that allows their magical circuits to continue functioning after death. “

    He handed the relevant information over to you, before moving on.

    “Next is one you might have heard about already.”

    Esabelle Kaplan


    Name: Esabelle Kaplan
    Age: 23
    Rank: Frame
    Circuit Quality: A+++
    Circuit Quantity: D-
    Sorcery Trait: Rhythm Silver

    “Miss Esabelle here is the second daughter of the Kaplan family. The Kaplans are just a small second-generation lineage who just joined the association, but there’s a reason they’ve made a name for themselves. They hold the sorcery trait, Rhythm Silver, which allows their members to be born with a “proper way of breathing”. This sorcery trait alone gave them a way to gain prestige and wealth.”

    “As you know, breathing is one way to connect one’s inner world with the outer world. Many magi train in breathing exercises to maximize this skill. However, the Kaplans are simply born with a proper way of breathing that can not be easily imitated or learned even with a lifetime of martial arts training. The result is that their body acts as one pure natural magic circuit.”

    “Esabelle is the second daughter of the family. The continuation of the lineage will be left to the eldest son. The eldest daughter has already married to a powerful magus family and the same will follow for Esabelle and her younger sister. Naturally, she has a lot of suitors and the plan is that she’ll choose a husband on her 24th birthday, which is in two months.”

    He took a quick breath before continuing.

    “Finally…”

    Emilia B. Gleason


    Name: Emilia B. Gleason
    Age: 30
    Rank: Pride
    Circuit Quality: B+
    Circuit Quantity: A-
    Sorcery Trait: Certain Index, Mystic Eyes of Charm

    “Emilia B. Gleason… she’s a very impressive practitioner of spiritual evocation and possesses both a named Sorcery Trait and Mystic Eyes. Her sorcery trait allows her to recall anything she has once seen or experienced without flaw. Basically, it’s the equivalent of a perfect memory. It’s likely that her success has been due in part to this trait. Likewise, her family is rather old and apparently have some succubus blood.”

    “However, there is a something that might turn you away. She actually is in quite a bit of debt. It seems like her late father had made several horrible investments and not only squandered the family fortune but left them in shambles. Furthermore, she’s actually been married twice before. The first time, her husband was caught cheating on her and they divorced. The second time her husband was found mysteriously killed in his office. Both times, it happened before she was able to bear a child. It is as if she’s been cursed by a god of misfortune. She’s currently looking for a third husband but there aren’t any takers.”

    With that, he was finished and turned over all the papers he had on them to you.

    “So, what do you think? With your approval, I can arrange a meeting/marriage interview for you with one of them.”

    What will you do?

    A) Arrange a meeting with Irona
    B) Arrange a meeting with Esabelle
    C) Arrange a meeting with Emilia
    D) Thanks, but no thanks. None of them are your type.


    Note: Feel free to ask any additional questions about people.


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    Ask your friend: "More important than prestige or circuit quality, which of them do you think would be a good mother?"

    (muahaha, its time to counter the audience's powergaming with feelings)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloble View Post
    Ask your friend: "More important than prestige or circuit quality, which of them do you think would be a good mother?"
    "Hmm... that's difficult to answer without getting to know them better, but I suspect either Miss Kaplan or Miss Gleason would make good mothers. Those who have met her have remarked on Miss Kaplan's gentle nature, and Miss Gleason's hyper competency speaks for itself. In contrast, Miss Pendleton's personal lack of interest in marriage may affect her motherly aptitude." Your friend responds after some contemplation


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    "Well, in that case..."

    B) Arrange a meeting with Esabelle

    "Good breeding and good breathing are close neighbours. And if she's to pick on her birthday, a suitable present will be in order. Say, what are Ms. Kaplan's hobbies?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bloble View Post
    "Well, in that case..."

    B) Arrange a meeting with Esabelle

    "Good breeding and good breathing are close neighbours. And if she's to pick on her birthday, a suitable present will be in order. Say, what are Ms. Kaplan's hobbies?"
    Same, I don't fancy our chances with Ms. 'Doesn't want to Marry' and Ms. 'Two Dead Husbands'.
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