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    Erlkonig's IRC RP Corner

    So, I think there's a problem some people might have noticed by now that's going on with the RP Forum.

    Things have changed.

    It used to be that everyone in here would have a lot of time to post and explore their imagination, and to a degree most of us try to stick to that old standard when it comes to posting for role-plays. But no matter how much people may say it's a matter of time and effort, there's no way around saying this- We live in a different time, and for most of us the time we spend to roleplay is a very real, tangible issue.

    For some this might not be so, and many may disagree with what I'm saying, so from now on I'll speak for myself- It's hard for me to keep up with the rhythm of a play by post RPG, and I'm tired of seeing ideas and RPs I'm involved with die because I can't work up the effort to actualize them on time. But there's not much I can do about it, not in the current format.

    I'm not in high school anymore. I face days where I often have to stay 10 hours to study and need 8 to sleep, leaving me with a scant few to manage my daily issues and handle free time (which involves a lot of stuff from games, to anime, to exercising, eating, bathing, cleaning, etc.). Only in the weekends do I have a broad schedule but even then RP posts are taxing when they take so long for little reward, as the game barely advances due to PbP's pacing issues.

    So, I decided, maybe I should take a different spin on things... That's when I started experimenting with IRC Roleplaying.

    I've already achieved promising results after 15 sessions of GMing a Rance setting campaign for a bunch of anons on /vg/. While I can say that the RPers themselves could use more practice, the campaign has still been satisfying for all parties involved and we're almost at its climax.

    Given that it's nearing its end, however, I decided that it was finally time to take this idea to BL, and see if this couldn't change things up.

    So what's this about?
    I'm going to organize and GM a campaign based wholly on IRC, with sessions run and set only during specific time periods determined beforehand by interested players. These RPs will be nothing like the ones you're used to- They'll be fast-paced, often require active input from the players, and aren't afraid to skip people's turns if they show inactivity. Battles will be less monologuing and more people actively trying to kill each other, and it's all-around a different experience.

    Another thing that is interesting about an IRC RP is the fact that player parties can be explored in a different way to PbP and that you can have dynamic player slots- Scenes are unlikely to hang because a player suddenly had to quit or hasn't joined the channel- Scenes involving PCs will often wrap up before the session is ended and even when they don't then the session will simply move out without them.

    Conversely, if another player joins in the middle of a campaign it's possible to flexibly add them into the party without worrying about an increasing toll on the GM as they will always be updating for the whole group at once.

    What's the campaign about?
    That's up to the players. I have several settings I'd love to try out in IRC format, so it'll depend on what people want to play out of the settings I'm willing to run.

    To name a few, I have made plans for a SMT roleplay in the style of Devil Survivor, a Spirit of Eternity Sword RP that's a spin-off from Eternals, an RP based on the Ranceverse (for the sake of repetition) and the spiritual successor to Oretards.

    So how are you doing this?
    I made a channel on IRCHighway which I will be using for these RPs, and I'll use its topic to keep all the information necessary for the RP: status bars, a makeshift HUD, links to the campaign sheet, among other stuff. Like stated before all sessions will take place during a pre-established time period, one to be hammered after I collect the availability of all those interested in exploring this different path in RPing.

    I will need anyone who is interested in joining one of these RPs by posting in this thread, together with what they would be interested the most in playing and what time period they are most available at. For the sake of sanity make sure that it is listed under EST.

    I am not interested in weekdays as everyone is busy during those times, so be aware that I will only be available during the weekends.

    More specifically, these are the times where I am game for having these sessions take place:

    Anywhere between 4PM EST to 1AM EST (after that I go to sleep)

    Anywhere between 5AM EST to 1AM EST (yeah all day pretty much)

    Anywhere between 5AM EST to 6PM EST (dinner then sleep)
    -However, Sunday mornings and Saturday late night (8PM+) is suspended because I am currently wrapping up the aforementioned campaign, which will end soon.

    That's pretty much it. If you have any questions you can voice them here in the OOC thread or take them up with me in #regalia, on the IRCHighway server. Oh and you'll have to learn how to use IRC at a very basic level at least. It's not too hard.

    Looking forward to everyone's replies.
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    pls no joke RP

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    why the fuck not

    i'll try anythin once

    Fridays I'm usually good from about 3:00 PM (this may change depending on when I haul my carcass to the gym) on to about 9:30 PM or so, then I'll be back in about an hour and be free for the rest of the night.

    Unless I go out to eat, upon which I'll be gone for maybe an hour and a half to two hours at about 6:00 PM.

    Saturdays I'm good any time after maybe 11:00 AM or so? It's my day off, so I'm inconsistent.

    Sundays I dunno it depends, probably same as Friday barring something crazy.

    also, i'd be interested in SMT stuff or possibly Rance, but i'm up for most things really.

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    I'm up for trying, I work saturdays until the evening to sunday or fridays are better. As for rp ideas its a toss up for me between devil survivor and eternals (actor forever lives in my heart).

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    As you already know, I'm always up for erepees. Friday night is the most comfortable timezone for me, so is Saturday noon/night.

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    I'd give the SMT a try.

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    I guess Saturday's would probably work best for me…
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    I'm hella interested in a consistent and schedule-y RP, so count me in. Either Devil Survivor or Eternals will work for me, though just like Morm I think I'm up for anything really.

    As for the time, I am usually free and available mostly on Saturday. Because of 12-hour timezone differences, I'll be available from 8AM EST to 2PM EST, after which I go to sleep, and 8PM EST to 1AM EST. While I'll try my damn hardest to be available during these times, there is also the possibility of having dinner / breakfast out with my family, so expect a margin of error within an hour at worst.

    For Friday I can manage 8PM EST to 1AM EST.

    Finally for Sunday, I'm available from 10AM EST to 2PM EST.
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    Sunday is the only day I don't work ;_;

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    To be honest, I'd probably be pretty inconsistent, considering that it tends to depend on whether someone else is using the device I normally use. I could probabay do Friday evenings, and most Saturday mornings provided I can remember to wake up.

    Sunday would strictly be from 1pm to 5pm because reasons…
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    Not with that attitude.

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    and so, blrp falls...

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    Let's not despair just yet. There are still plenty of RPs going on.
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    Sounds a lot easier to try, actually. I also have a bigger workload and more stuff going in, so it would be fun to try this, with a dedicated time slot. They all sound pretty interesting, but the Spirit of Eternity Sword one could be a lot of fun.
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    Okay then, I'll start a tentative session tomorrow at 6PM EST, that's 8PM in my timezone and probably some bizarre hour for someone else. Note that even though it starts a bit early for some that doesn't mean that joining sometime later isn't valid, especially since this session will be mostly to discuss availability, setting and maybe character creation.

    I'll see you guys in #BLRP, a channel on IRCHighway I registered for this.
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    Palad1n, as Shiratori Hana
    Katie, as Kanzaki Hane
    RacingeR, as Takeshi Julia
    Bloble, as Takeshi Thomas (Tommy)
    Mormarth, as Yoshimoto Tetsuo
    Vritra, as Kuzunoha(?!) Hikaru
    Draconic, as Ryumori Kazuma, aka 'Sir Who Unfortunately Could Not Appear In Today's Session'.

    And Erlkonig, as our fabulous Game Master and voice of many things.


    The year is 20XX, and the world is at peace. Humanity has made great advances in the information industry, and nowadays the sight of man goes hand in hand with that of technology.

    The city of Tokyo, Japan, is one such metropolis of technological advancement. Countless devices are made every year with new properties and qualities that allow people to explore the limits of the human imagination, submerging humanity in a new level of augmented reality.

    One such device is the COMP SSX (just called COMP), the first device with the ability to make holographic projections.

    With the dawn of holograms upon the modern world, the lines between that which is real and fantastic have blurred in the eyes of man. With each step that the children of Adam take forward in this road, the closer they get to the ground where their Creator lies...

    However, while the light of progress might bring advances, like all things great, it is subject to corruption... And dangerous if used with hubris.
    Little does man know, that the devices which promised to ascend them to a new level of reality...

    All they would accomplish, would be to cast them into the void.

    But of course, that doesn't matter to you.

    Music blares into your ears from all around, beating in tune with the flare of the lights and the jumping of all the people around you.

    The heat of their bodies and the smell of alcohol, sweat and smoke pervades the air as everyone jumps and cries towards the stage in the distance.

    "Yeah, let's hear it Tokyo! The night is young and we ain't sleeping tonight!"

    The DJ's voice is followed by cheers from the mass of people, somehow even louder than the music around you.

    As you look around, moving through the mass of jumping people, you quickly catch a sight that steers your direction. Finally, you had found your friends. Having organized what one of your friends could only call 'the most amazing night of your goddamn lives', you had decided to start things off by reserving tickets for the biggest concert in the city.

    As for your feelings about the matter... Well...
    I. Our Story Begins.

    Lucia Ferikawa: "Hey guys." Lucia greeted you as you got together, her hands already busy with work as usual. One of them clutched a bottle of beer, while the other was softly patting the back of Kazuma, whose face looked green with sickness.

    "I think Kazuma-kun's had just about enough of tonight... Geez, I warned you not to try and eat in the middle of the concert!"

    "Anyways, I do believe the plan wasn't to stay all night in this concert, yes?" Lucia smiled at everyone. "I think it's about time we headed to the usual spot."

    As far as you all knew, by the way, the plan was to start off the night by headbanging some in the concert, and then heading out in Lucia's car to grab drinks and dinner and head to your hangout

    yes Lucia has a car, her dad's minivan actually

    Tommy Takeshi: "Yer an angel, Luce." replied Tommy in English as he greeted her. "Once I've got a car we'll pay you back for all the gas money."

    "Ey, this thing got tunes?"

    Hikaru Kuzunoha: hopefully something that isn't classified as noise polution
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Maan, Kazuma-kun, an' here I was thinkin' you were the straight-laced type," Tetsuo chortled, "Hey, try ta not get it all over my shoes. Just bought em a week ago."

    Julia Takeshi: "And by that you mean that you'll pay her back, right Bro?" Julia, sitting at her brother's side, asked, calling Tommy 'Bro' in english as she always did as a sort of mocking jab.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: oh how I miss mika-chans angelic voice
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Hm?" Lucia looked at the stationed car as the group crowded around it, and grinned. "Of course, what do you take me for?"
    Hana Shiratori: "You're a life-saver Lucia." Hana said whole-heartedly as she eyed the sick Kazuma. "Definitely enough for the night."
    Hane Kanzaki: "That's what a lightweight gets for being overambitious..." She says, glancing at her phone. "Thanks for the ride."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Put on some Dir en Gray," he suggested after lightly elbowing Julia in the ribs. "These guys were good but not nearly hard enough."
    Erl K. (GM): As everyone buckles up in the car, Lucia quickly takes out a device from her purse. It immediately catches the eye of Hikaru, who recognizes it for what it is.
    As the rectangular device boots up and displays a rectangular screen on thin air, they quickly realize that Lucia's gotten her hands on of the very first COMP devices to be out on retail.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha whistles
    Erl K. (GM):
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: somebody has been up to no good
    Erl K. (GM): (Bloble's recommendation)
    Hana Shiratori: "Wow..." Hana muttered in awe. "Lucia, you already got one? But it's just out!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yo, that thing for real? Where'd you get it," Tetsuo shot a knowing look, "Know a guy who knows a guy?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "What's out now? New laptop or something?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Hmm?" Julia had been looking at her phone when she noticed the device on Lucia's hands. "Oh hey, a COMP. I didn't know they were out already!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's that new hologram thing, a COMP, yeah."
    Lucia Ferikawa: After setting the music, Lucia turns to the party to smile. "You could say that. My Dad's been involved with the Futsunushi Group, and they gave him a pair of COMPs as a gift for past negotiations."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Radical."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: hot damn that's nice
    my envy knows no bounds
    all my dad gives me are lectures about proper bahaviour
    Lucia Ferikawa: "But, really, I just asked for one from him because I was curious about them..." She smiled, pressing a button and causing the image of a strange looking creature to surface in the middle of the car.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shit, look at that."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto whistles
    Lucia Ferikawa:
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy blinked. "It's like the concert's special effects..."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Isn't it incredible, for the ideas of people to take real form?"
    Tommy Takeshi: With the guttural screeching in the background, its like a performance in their car.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hopefully less of the backstage antics I hear about, ah?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: if by incredible you mean jrpg reject then sure
    Hane Kanzaki: "Can't people think up of prettier looking things?"
    Julia Takeshi: Julia merely stared at the strange creature with interest. "So what's that supposed to be anyway?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Ahh, he stole my joke, in a nerd way."
    Hana Shiratori: "Um..." Hana paused, unsure of what to say. "It is amazing, but if I may ask what hologram is that supposed to be...?"

    Julia Takeshi pats Hane
    Tommy Takeshi: "Siamese unicorn twins, prolly."
    Julia Takeshi: "It's okay, there'll always be more dumb jokes to make"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's a two-headed horse guy, clearly."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Oh, you don't know? It's one of the models they released as samples together with the COMP's first app. What was it called...? Ah, yes, if I believe correctly, it was called the Lemegeton.."
    Tommy Takeshi: He peers closer. "Got anything Satanic in there? Y'know, demons 'n shit?"
    "This thing's a bit... well, prissy."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: ...its a book that's a horse that's a silly design suuuuuuuuuuuuuuure
    truly long gone are the days of original names
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Lemeg- Fuck kinda name is that? Supposed to be a reference to something?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: its the name of solomons monster book or so
    Julia Takeshi: "Let... me... get... ton?" Julia slowly spoke in english, trying to make sense of the weird word. "Wait, ain't that that one religious or mystical book or some shit?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "If we conjure up some freak horrror show in the car I might as well just take the train."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: jus look it up
    Hana Shiratori: "You guys are amazing." Hana said. "I don't recognize the name at all."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Same."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Hmm..." Lucia smiled. "How about this, then?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Can't we play show and tell with our freaky monsters when we're actually at the hangout?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: She presses another button, revealing a new figure.

    The party quickly reacts.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Haaaaah."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: eh you play a couple games or read a few manga and you just pick up names
    Hane Kanzaki: "Classy."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy snorts.
    Hana Shiratori: "U, Um..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: itsadick
    Tommy Takeshi: "NICE."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia just starts laughing out loud
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: thanks for that...
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "The future, everyone."

    Hana Shiratori blushes at Hikaru's comment
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's dicks, surprise."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Think of the prank videos, man."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Hahahahahahahaha!" Lucia giggles. "Alright, enough gawking at it-" She shuts the COMP close, and the image fades away.
    "How about we get this show on the road?
    Hana Shiratori: "Tetsuo!" Hana chided as she lightly punched him int he arm.
    "Please do so."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ehehe, sorry."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: let's go party bus
    Julia Takeshi: "Shit we definitely need to use this, Bro. Imagine unleashing that shit on the annoying neighbours?"

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto is clearly not sorry.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Be careful when you wake up in the morning, Hana. Never know what you'll find next to your alarm clock, you know?"
    Erl K. (GM): As the party continues their chatter, Lucia starts to drive into the night of the road.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "So... Where should we go?"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy leans back. "Neighbours? Imagine what it'd do to the old farts."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "I'm sure there must be a McDs open at this time, but I'm not sure Kazuma-kun can take it..."
    Tommy Takeshi: He claps his hands together. "Pizza."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha shrugs
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Sure why not pizza is always nice."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I've got some Pepto, Kazuma's gonna be fine. C'mere, man..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh yeah, Pizza." Julia nods. "And some beers."
    Hana Shiratori: "I guess we can take the dinner to our hideout so Kazuma can rest."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Could go to a local place I know, I'm good buddies with the bartend, quiet sorta place."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Alright then, any preference or do I hit the closest hut we can get our hands on?"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy is too busy force-feeding Kazuma some weird pink shit to comment.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha raise an eyebrow
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Could prolly get discount stuff at my place, it's just down the road here."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You two need a room there."
    Hana Shiratori: "Anything goes for me."
    Julia Takeshi: "I guess we can just go hit Tetsuo's place, then."
    Hane Kanzaki: "As long as lightweight over here doesn't throw up on me at any point, I'm down with whatever."
    Hana Shiratori: "Though I'll request a mineral water as my drink."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Tetsuo's it is!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (It's For Pete's Sake)
    Erl K. (GM): The party stoppped by Tetsuo's place, greeting the student's old man in the meantime.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "It was really kind of your dad to give us such a huge discount!" Lucia said as everyone helped her unload the food into the minivan.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Thanks as always man."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Lesse, the one with no toppings is for Kazuma-kun and someone else, the full course is for our boys, and this one's for me!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yeah, he's a real softy," Tetsuo hefted a large bag into the back, "He runs the joint for some other guy back in the States, doncha know."
    Hana Shiratori: "Just hang in there for a little longer, Kazuma."
    Lucia Ferikawa: Lucia held a large pizza dripping with barbecue sauce and spicy tobacco, licking her lips at the infernal-looking pizza.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "..."
    "Sometimes I wonder about your taste buds."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "My kinda pizza right there."
    Tommy Takeshi: At this point, Tommy's already stuffed one slice into his face and is considering adding another.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Is that even safe for consumption?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: "H-hey, wait! Come on!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Well she hasn't burst into fire yet so maybe."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia starts eating her pizza, already accustomed to Lucia's strange tastes.
    Tommy Takeshi: He still manages to add a thumbs up.
    Erl K. (GM): While the commotion escalated, Kazuma and the others popped open a few beers for the trip.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Glorious alcohol here I come."
    Erl K. (GM): A few minutes later, several of the group had bottles on hand as Lucia drove them to the hideout, passing slices between seats and laughing along.
    Hana Shiratori: "Just make sure not to drink too much." Hana advise as she took a bite from a normal pizza.
    Hane Kanzaki: Hane herself is currently nursing a beer instead of eating anything.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Sure thing mom."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hey, Hikaru, cheers." Tetsuo holds up his beer.
    Erl K. (GM): The 'hideout', as it were, took some time to drive to. Tokyo was a very busy, very large city, and a proper hideout could only really be found in the suburbs.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Cheers brow" clinks the glasses

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto clink
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: bro*
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy sneaks his glass in there.
    "You guys are alright."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "More the merrier, brother-man."
    "Love you too."
    Hane Kanzaki: She gives a small clap.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Yeah not so bad, occasionally."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto makes exaggerated kissy-face
    Hane Kanzaki: "I'm moved."
    Erl K. (GM): The hideout itself had been found thanks to one of the group's parents, who managed construction works and had clued the party into one patch of land that had completely abandoned with no plans of being demolished in the future due to its poorly placed location.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Home sweet home."
    Erl K. (GM): However, as Lucia's van closed in on the hideout, she began to slow down...

    II. Shit Starts to Get Real

    Hikaru Kuzunoha kicks back and relaxes
    Hana Shiratori: "? Something the matter, Lucia?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: "...Something's wrong." Lucia whispered then.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Whoa, what's up?
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy looks fondly on that place. It always had good acoustics, and nobody ever sent them noise complaints.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Eh? You feeling queasy too?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Don't you guys see it? There." Lucia pointed towards the darkness of the abandoned building that was their hideout.
    Erl K. (GM): At that moment, the party noticed it.
    Hane Kanzaki: "You sure it's not just all the beer?"
    Julia Takeshi: Julia was just finishing her beer when the minivan stopped. "Something's wrong? What do you mean?" Julia narrowed her eyes with a dangerous air as she looked towards the hideout.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha squints
    Erl K. (GM): Like the faint light of sundown... An orange haze flickered in the shadows of the building.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Eh," Tetsuo squinted into the dark, "Don't see anything,"

    He reached into his pocket, fishing out his phone, then flicked on the light, peering around.
    Erl K. (GM): The haze of dimly lit fire.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Uhhhh."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Well shit."
    Hana Shiratori: "... Is that..." Hana began, unsure. "Fire?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh shit."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "I think someone's home." She whispered, eyes narrowed.
    Hane Kanzaki: She immediately tries to force her way out of the car.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Shit, is it fire?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Hane-san, wait!" Hana called the older girl.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia grabs Hane before she gets off the car. "Wait up! This can be dangerous!"

    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I think i'm going to have to make someone regret some decisions they made tonight."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Think it's some squatters?" Lucia said, kicking the door of the car open."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha cracks his knuckles
    Tommy Takeshi: "Lucia, wait. Turn the car around."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hell yeah! Let's have a look-see!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Could be dangerous."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Are you just going to take this lying down?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Dangerous for them maybe. Ain't nobody messing with my home base."
    Hana Shiratori: "Everyone, please calm down. We must be careful!" Hana advises as she, too, stepped out of the car.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia fished off from somewhere in her outfit her fingerless gloves. "Who said that? You just keep behind me, Hane."
    Erl K. (GM): At the moment that Tommy said that...
    Julia Takeshi: Saying that, Julia stepped out of the car as well.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Man, it's just a shitty building. It could be the Yakuza or something. I ain't drunk enough..."
    Erl K. (GM): "Nooooooooo-!" A muffled scream echoed faintly from the building.
    Tommy Takeshi: He couldn't unbuckle his seatbelt fast enough.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shit." Tetsuo moves towards the building quickly.
    Hana Shiratori: "!" At that moment, Shiratori Hana felt a shiver goes down her spine.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Wait, guys." Lucia stopped the party before they rushed forwards.
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh fuck." Julia dashes towards the building, but is stopped by Lucia.
    Lucia Ferikawa: She tilted her head towards the back alley close to the hideout.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha get's out of the van and starts moving cautiously but fast towards the building
    Hana Shiratori: "Tetsuo, wait!" Hana yelled as she chased her friend.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Let's grab some protection first."
    Hana Shiratori: "Protection?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ah, er, right."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You got a nailbat in there or something."
    Tommy Takeshi: "What he said."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Could go for a nailbut..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto glances around for any pipes.
    Erl K. (GM): From the alley, Lucia quickly brings out several tools after the party helped her push aside a garbage container.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: bat*
    Hane Kanzaki: "Please tell me you stashed a fire extinguisher or something..."
    Tommy Takeshi: He scratches his head.
    Erl K. (GM): Within the gap were several cold weapons, from aluminium bats to an iron pipe, to a crowbar, an actual knife, and...
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Dibs on the pipe."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, were these here the whole time?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hey, back-off. Pipe's mine."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha practices his baseball swings
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Too slow."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha yoinks
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Alright," As if it were the most natural thing, Lucia's hands made the blocky device on her hand click together as she cocked the gun and aimed with one eye at the air. "Let's go."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Bah, whatever, not enou- whoa hold up."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Quit fighting over--how the hell do you have a gun?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Uh."
    Hana Shiratori: Normally, Hana would firmly ask for them to stop. This is just too dangerous. But after hearing the scream, she couldn't just stop them from going in. So she merely watched silently as the group grabs some weapons.
    Tommy Takeshi: "This ain't the US, Luce."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Hana stay with the lightweight."
    Hana Shiratori: "Wait a second, Lucia... how?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "If we get caught with that we're all going to jail!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Huh? The hell?" Julia stares at the tools surprised. "Wait, what's up with you?" Julia asked even as she equipped two iron fists.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Julia, I don't even LIVE here and I know your gun laws are tighter than a fucking straitjacket."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo made to pick up a bat, swinging it carefully, judging the weight with the air of someone who knew what he was doing. "Hana-chan, stick behind me."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Gift from dad's relative. He's a JSDF general."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Ugh..."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "I'm not going to shoot anyone, so don't worry."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "That's one over protective dad..."
    Tommy Takeshi: He takes a baseball bat, feeling it strange in his hands.
    "Tell me he at least took you to the range first..."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Owning one is a felony, just..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Please don't get sent to jail I don't hate you it would be a shame to see you go."
    Julia Takeshi: "I... ahh fuck it, guys, time's ticking, let's go rescue whoever was screaming and worry about this shit later." Julia said, noticeably not satisfied by the explanation.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Tommy, swing it out, both hands."
    Hana Shiratori: "... If you say so..." Hana replied, unsure, as she got behind Tetsuo.
    Julia Takeshi: "Shit, this sucks." With these words, she takes the lead.
    Lucia Ferikawa: Lucia smirked. "He didn't need to. I have an american grandad."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Right..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto claps Tommy on the back.
    Tommy Takeshi: He has to be drunk. This isn't making any sense.
    But he only had one beer...
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Well let's go clear out the troublemakers I suppose?"
    Erl K. (GM): The party quietly approached the building.
    (By the way, everyone please write down your current weapon in the Bio)
    (Also, add the Attribute: Weapon Attack 10 to your sheets)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( was there even enough for everyone )
    Erl K. (GM): (yes)
    Tommy Takeshi: (tommy would've taken the gun if he could lol)
    Erl K. (GM): (character creation
    (You'll get guns later)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (where do we add attribute?)
    Erl K. (GM): In the Journal.
    click on entry, attributes and abilities
    Add attribute
    Weapon Attack
    value 10
    I mean taking the weapon is optional I guess
    Vri: fill anything in for max?
    Erl K. (GM): no
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: got it
    Hana Shiratori: (Hana takes no weapon)
    Erl K. (GM): (even if you take no weapon)
    (add Weapon Attack 0)
    So you dont mess up damage formulas)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hana, maybe you should stay back and call 911 or something..."
    "Or is it 119 here, I dunno.
    Julia Takeshi: "No." Julia speaks firmly. "Hana is probably safer staying with us..."
    Hane Kanzaki: "It's 119."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Just stay behind someone."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No reason she can't do both."
    Hane Kanzaki: "And get us caught with a gun?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Aw, shit."
    Erl K. (GM): The party entered the building, noticing that the light was not coming from within but from the courtyard further in the back.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yeah, that's no fire."
    Hana Shiratori: "But if it's not fire, then what is it...?"

    Hikaru Kuzunoha tries to stealthily get a look
    Tommy Takeshi: "Maybe some other guys decided this place was cool..."
    But that didn't explain the scream.
    Julia Takeshi: "I don't like this."
    Erl K. (GM): They crept along, sneaking through the darkness of the hallways, until before they could turn the corner to the double doors that led to the foyer-
    At that moment, Lucia who was at the front reached out with one arm to halt the party.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Whispering "What do you see."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "By the doors, two of them. Those don't look like squatters to me."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hope it's not a ghost."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Which one called for help?"
    He tries to peer at the figures.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Strictly it was a 'noooo' not 'help'."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia remains at Lucia's side, ready to protect the party if anyone attacks from the front.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Thank you that changes everything."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha rolls his eyes
    Erl K. (GM): In the dim darkness, the figure's shapes were revealed.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Happy to be of service."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto smiles beatifically.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha rolls his eyes harder
    Julia Takeshi: Julia lightly knocks both of them in the head to try and get them to stop making so much noise
    Erl K. (GM): They looked like something taken straight out of a cheap movie- Standing side by side by the doors, the two figures were clad in cloaks black as the night, hiding their faces behind cowls even though they should be alone.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "..."
    Erl K. (GM): A strange amulet adorned their necks, and when the party glanced at their hands they realized that they gleamed with something sharp like steel.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Whispering to lucy "Seriously?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wicked..." he can't help but be impressed.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto narrows his eyes.
    Julia Takeshi: "Did our hideout get taken over by some bathsit cult?" Julia asks out loud.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto knocks Julia in the head belatedly.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Satanists," he concludes. "Or some other Pagan shit."
    "Or they just like Slayer."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana could felt cold sweat on her face, silently hoping her friends know what they are doing. This is simply too scary and dangerous...

    Hikaru Kuzunoha pats hana on the back
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo reached behind him with an open hand, not looking.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "There has been a rise on cults lately..." Lucia whispered faintly. "Some claiming that technology will end the world, others more nihilist in nature..."

    Hana Shiratori grabs Tetsuo's hand for reassurance
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "If they're worried about grey goo they sure picked weird outfits for it."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "There's even one that says humanity should return to its virgin state, shedding themselves of all technology... But these don't look like tree-huggers to me."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto squeezes once, then withdraws.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Militant Luddites?" Tetsuo hissed.
    Hana Shiratori: "Thank you." Hana quietly muttered at her childhood friend.
    Tommy Takeshi: "If that's a cult..." He paused. "Virgin sacrifice?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Let's take them out." Lucia said. "Who's most confident in their speed out of the group? We need someone to stun them before they can scream."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha raises hand
    Hane Kanzaki: "Cultists this, cultists that... It's just like that suicide cult in the papers back in the 90's..."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Then we need two people strong enough to wrestle them down and knock them out without them having a chance to struggle."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Gotcha."
    Erl K. (GM): (The person who chooses to leap to stun them will gain +1 Ag, and the ones who wrestle them will obtain either +1 St or +1 Vi)
    Julia Takeshi: "Cheap movie cult or not, these guys just don't look normal." Julia cracked her neck. "Alright, I'll rush second towards the one at the right. I bet I can knock him out with a single punch." She said, slowly showing a wild smile.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Good knock in the right place'll knock any culty loser out."
    Erl K. (GM): Vri, Morm, and Race it is
    Julia Takeshi: (I'm chosing to wrestle)
    Erl K. (GM): Alright
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, Juliea, you sure...?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (I'll stick with stun)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Tommy, watch out for Hana."
    Lucia Ferikawa: Lucia quickly raises her hand. "On the count of three. I'll cover your backs in case anything goes wrong."
    Hana Shiratori: "Please be careful." Hana whispered.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "3, 2, 1... Go!" She whispered harshly.
    Julia Takeshi: "Heh, don't worry, Nii-san. Your cute little sister is accustomed to this bullshit." Julia laughed, but the fact she had called Tommy Nii-san showed she was being fully serious.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha dashing in to swing
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Didn't win kendo matches by being a turtle let's show these idiots what I can do
    Lucia Ferikawa: (this is better)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (sorry)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (aw yiss)
    Hana Shiratori: (yess)
    Julia Takeshi: (waiting for morm to rush out)
    Erl K. (GM): Hikaru rushes from the corner like a bullet, causing the two cultists to startle.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto dashes, sweeping to the side.
    Erl K. (GM): However, they barely move to react before Hikaru jumps and immediately clothelines both of them, making their words die in their throat and knocking them to the floor.
    Now's your chance for an all-out attack!
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy steps back towards Hana, preparing to do... something, if this somehow went south.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia dashes in after Tetsuo, aiming a right hook towards the side of the head of Tetsuo's target.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Awright, let's wreck 'em!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (I've been waiting for this)
    Tommy Takeshi: (pls tell me you didnt just YELL that)
    Julia Takeshi: "Let's crush these fuckers!"
    Tommy Takeshi: (facepalm.jpg)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( jesus )
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (it's all out attack you gotta do it)
    Julia Takeshi: (nah, she didn't yell lolol)
    Tommy Takeshi: (b-but sneaking mission...)
    Julia Takeshi: (She just muttered it)
    Hana Shiratori: (obligatory)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (alright i whisper-yelled)
    (it's one of my 108 special skills)
    Julia Takeshi: (yelled iit within your soul)
    Erl K. (GM): A storm of dust surrounds the two cultists as Julia and Tetsuo dive towards them, and they quickly wrestle them, using their weapons to break their arms and force them to drop the strange knives they were wielding.
    They quickly follow that up with a twin chokehold them, which they only release a good many seconds after the cultists finally slump into unconsciousness.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (dang, brutal)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (its what they get for messing with our hideout)

    Hana Shiratori cringed at the brutality
    Hane Kanzaki: "We are doing so many illegal things right now."
    She sighs.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "cheating is only cheating if you get caught."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Hane's role in the party is to hate fun and fun-havers)
    Julia Takeshi: "It's okay as long as Lucia disposes of that gun afterwards." Julia starts examining the strange knives.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "There's the guards down." Lucia said, waving to the rest of the group to come forwards but then quickly gesturing for them to come down.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha collects the weapons of the fallen
    Hane Kanzaki: ( if hana meekly protests "no that's wrong" hane's job is to complain about it )
    Tommy Takeshi: "Brutal..."
    Erl K. (GM): Julia's examination of the knives reveals them to be seemingly normal knives, but there is something 'odd' about their shape

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto bends to inspect the amulets.
    Erl K. (GM): They look like the kind of knives used for skinning, thin but sharp like scalpels, and their hilt is engraved with devilish symbols that cause those who stare at them to grow unease.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Guys I get the investigation but we should probably keep going. I don't think these clowns were here to sightsee."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Whoa. I'm keeping this."
    Erl K. (GM): The amulets bear a similarly sickening aura, and furthermore have a gem the color of solid blood encrusted on.
    Tommy Takeshi: This shit would look dope hanging from his wall.
    Julia Takeshi: "Hey Hana, maybe you should grab one of these knives, I dunno..." Julia looks at her with concern, then at the strange weapons. "I just don't like the idea of you being defenseless."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Let's get movin, still haven't found the crier."
    Tommy Takeshi: "And one of those."
    He snatches up an amulet and weird knife, now completely into it.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto looks at Hana with concern.
    Hana Shiratori: "Ah, but..." Hana looked at the knives, unsure. "I don't think I can..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Take the bat. Just like, flail or something if anyone gets close."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Alright, then..." Lucia quietly opens the doors to the courtyard. "Let's see what our satanic squatters are doing..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Should probably keep the dangerous sharp objects out of unskilled hands."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Just gotta point it the right way. How hard could it be?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Yes, give Hana the demon knife." She moves closer to Hana. "Don't feel pressured, alright? They'll take care of it."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well we move from assault to murder."
    "That's what could happen."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Hikaru smash, Hana look pretty, were all good at something don't sweat it hana."
    Tommy Takeshi: He pauses. "Okay, maybe stick with the bat..."
    Erl K. (GM): The party advances into the grassy courtyard, keeping their heads low and moving behind the trees that are planted to the side of the wide field.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Really hope this isn't some fucked up LARP..."

    Julia Takeshi sighs
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah that was a dumb idea, sorry." She says lightly and keeps advancing.
    Hana Shiratori: "Okay..." Hana muttered quietly as she took the bat. At the very least she couldn't hurt someone unintentionally with it.
    Erl K. (GM): As soon as they exit into it, they glimpse the sight of several figures shadowing the fire which they had glimpsed before. Keeping caution, they sneak along to get a closer view.
    Tommy Takeshi: "LARP? I knew a guy back in the states, big power metaller, came back from one of those missing an ear."
    He's babbling a bit. Nerves.
    Hane Kanzaki: "The heck is a LARP, you nerds/"
    Erl K. (GM): But when they finally come close enough to witness the truth... They are met with a scene that should only come from horror.

    III: Shit Gets Real.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh boy)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (please no human sacrifice bullshit)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( it's all over now )
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (BUT THE CRRYYYYYING)
    (also >Bible Black BGM)
    Julia Takeshi: (welp.jpg)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (HIDE THE WOMENFOLK)
    ???: "My kindred!" The robed cultist standing on a pedestal shouts towards the other cultists, his arms extended as if embracing the sky.
    One of his hands bears the same ritualistic knife as the guards, while the other bears an amulet that looks considerably more regal than the others.
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy nudges Hana. "Get this on video. With your phone," he whispers.
    ???: "The time we have been waiting for has come! Generations of waiting, centuries of patience as each and every one of our efforts to achieve greatness were barred from us!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Whispers "So uh we just going to sit here or are we gonna sneak attack these clowns?"
    Hana Shiratori: "A-alright." Hana, as quiet as possible, took out her phone and starts recording after making sure to silent her phone and null the flashes. Evidence for the police.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto tries to get a lock on the number of cultists
    ???: "The resurfacing of the Lemegeton has finally come to pass! The words of prophecy that Our Lord announced all those generations ago, when magic disappeared from our world, have been proven true after all!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Are you fuckin' serious."
    Julia Takeshi: "My thoughts exactly."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy blinks. The COMP? The COMP!
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (Nice speech stolen from a C rate movie asshole)

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto side-eyes Lucia extremely hard
    ???: Before the party's bewildered eyes, the head cultist lays down the knife in his hands and passes it to another cultist, who in turn hands him... Yes, he hands him back a COMP device.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yeah, okay, time to move in."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, no."
    Hane Kanzaki: "No?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "They're morons. They think a hologram is the real thing."
    Hana Shiratori: "W-wait, Tetsuo. Don't be reckless."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I vote with Tets."
    Tommy Takeshi: "They're gonna make that thing show up and wave it around and pat themselves on the back."
    Julia Takeshi: "..." Julia remains silent, staring at the cultists.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "All I know, is that if some fuckers are doin' some nefarious shit, you don't sit there and let 'em do it," Tetsuo hisses.
    ???: The head cultist, bearing the COMP in his hands, steps down the altar and approaches the fire. As the crowd of cultists part around the man, the party gasps as they see the figure the cultist is approaching.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "We still haven't seen who screamed and if these wannabe's are following the script then we should probably stop this charade now."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "..."
    ???: It's a woman- A girl, young adult by the looks of it. She has been stripped naked, and to everyone's horror her skin is bloodied, lines and patterns carved into her body in tune with the emblems around the cultists.
    Tommy Takeshi: "..." It's not a joke.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Called it."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Fuck it, fuck it fuck it all."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto stands up.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "After you."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hana, 911, now."
    ???: She has been tied to a cross with ropes, and the fire behind her lights her naked figure as if it were sunset.
    Julia Takeshi: "Lucia." Julia says, pointing at the gun. "It's time."
    She stands up as well.
    Tommy Takeshi: He stands next to Tetsuo.
    Hana Shiratori: "Oh my god..." Hana looked, horrified as she covered her mouth with her right hand, her left shaking even as she continues to record what is happening.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha axe throws his lead pipe at the cultist leader
    Hana Shiratori: "Y, yes."
    ???: "Now, the time of Judgement has come! The dawn of-"
    Hana Shiratori: Hana dialed the police with shaking fingers.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Go time."
    ???: Feeling the whistling of the air, the cultists cry out in alarm and the cultist barely turns in time to see the pipe flying at him.
    It hits him on the shoulder, but not on the one holding the COMP.
    He staggers, dropping the amulet, but growls.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (tch need to work on my throwing)
    ???: "Intruders! Protect the catalyst!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "YO FUCKERS COME GET SOME!"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy passes Hikaru the knife from earlier.
    And then charges, screaming like a lunatic.
    Julia Takeshi: "Cover me!!" Julia roars, and charges ahead, unleashing an uppercut on the closest cultist.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha charges and begins striking the cultists while positioning them so they can't gang up
    Lucia Ferikawa: Lucia moves her gun to aim at the head cultist's arm, but a group of cultists quickly circles the girl and the head cultist while the others throw themselves at the band.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto moves, swinging his bat directly into the legs of the closest hooded freak.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Tch!"
    "It's no use! I can't shoot!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You could fire into the air maybe that will spook them."
    Tommy Takeshi: (ok how are we having this conversation)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (unclear)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( what does the fight look like )
    Tommy Takeshi: (lets try to at least be realistic)
    Hana Shiratori: "Please answer, please..." Hana pleaded as she waited for someone on the other side of the phone to answer, still staying hidden.
    Tommy Takeshi: (and wait for erl to update)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (my bad)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( are we just mashing faces against each other )
    Julia Takeshi: (maybe in-between punches, but yeah, we need to stop for a bit)
    (and let erl describe things)
    Erl K. (GM): The party attacks the cultists, quickly engaging in a brawl against the cultists in a struggle to get to the girl.
    The party is weary of the knives being wielded by the cultists, but it quickly shows that they lack fighting experience compared to Julia, Tetsuo and Hikaru, who are the ones who fight the most aggressive of them.
    Still, in the end, they are just people fighting other people and doing their best to hold back from inflicting a lethal wound.
    There was no way that they could stop the head cultist from trying whatever it was he was going to do.
    Expecting a murder attempt from the cultist, the party cried out as he approached the girl-
    -But to their shock, the man instead raised his COMP into the air.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "What."

    Tommy Takeshi: "DEMON'S AREN'T REAL, YOU MORON!"
    Julia Takeshi: "For real..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Goddamn crazy assholes."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha punches harder
    Tommy Takeshi: Aim for the hands, aim for the hands, don't let them get close... it's all Tommy can do to hold in his lunch in the fray.
    Erl K. (GM): In a second, the comp flashes with light and a holographic figure appears in the air.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh boy here we go)
    "The fuck is this Cenobite-looking thing?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Less talking more hitting."
    Erl K. (GM): The figure rises like a giant, causing the party to stagger from the sight of a fifteen feet tall being appearing out of nowhere.
    Tommy Takeshi: He's starting to get tired. Regretting joining choir instead of the soccer team.
    Erl K. (GM): The image looks silently, lifelessly at nowhere, only to be expected from a mere hologram.
    But... At that moment...
    Julia Takeshi: Julia savagely strikes down a cultist, only to see the gigantic figure appear. Instinctively, she backs down. "Something, is wrong here."
    Erl K. (GM): The girl yells.
    And her wounds start to glow with green light.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "UM."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "FUCK."
    Erl K. (GM): It happens like the strike of lightning.
    The party's eyes are imprinted with the sight of a gushing green torrent of light flowing in tendrils from the girl into the COMP, causing it to sparkle with green lightning.
    And at that moment-
    -A massive shockwave knocks everyone, cultist and student alike, off their feet and to the ground.
    Chernobog: I... have awoken...
    Julia Takeshi: Julia coughs as her face meets the ground. She rolls on the ground, and stares upwards towards the monster.
    "What. The. Fuck?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "The hell... is ...this shit."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hey, uh, do holograms come with voice-support?!"

    Hikaru Kuzunoha struggles to his feet
    Tommy Takeshi: Hologram. Just a hologram. Has to be a hologram.
    Chernobog: Before the head cultist and the girl, who has fallen to the floor from the cross she stood on being shattered, a black figure descends.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hikaru! While they're down!" he half-pushes himself up and points to the girl.
    Hana Shiratori: "Kyah!" Hana screamed as she fell, though she managed to keep her phone in her hands. But the moment she heard the voice, she is immediately frozen in fear.
    ???: The Head cultist, completely ignoring the girl, prostrates himself beofre the dark being with an expression of elation on his face.
    Vri: brb a quick sec
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy pays it no mind. While all the cultists have been knocked down, the way's open. He'll just run in, ignore the hologram, grab her and run-!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shit," Tetsuo rushes in to support Tommy.
    Hane Kanzaki: She stares in shock at the monster, before looking around to see if there was an easy way out when everything was done.
    Julia Takeshi: "Damn." Julia runs after her brother
    ???: "Lord Chernobog! We are the ones who have awakened you! Look...!" The head cultist quickly grabs the amulet and raises it to the Dark God, gesturing to it all the while.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Oh no you don't shitlord."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha tries to tackle and wrestle the amulet away
    Chernobog: "..." Chernobog takes one look at the cultist, then looks at the students who are rushing towards the girl.
    "I see... So you are the one who has summoned me..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto gets ready to move quickly.
    ???: "Yes, so heed me, Chernobog!" The cultist notices Hikaru rushing towards him and draws back, but at the last moment something stops Hikaru from moving, feeling him with a primal fear of death.
    The cultist glances back at the Dark God. "We have summoned you to be our champion! Yours will be the right to dominate this world! We have granted you the power to do so, so serve us in return!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (welp)
    Chernobog: "Indeed... You shall serve... But only after this is done."
    ???: "What-"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh dear)
    Julia Takeshi: (I knew it)
    Erl K. (GM): It is at that moment, when Tommy kneels down to pick up the girl in his arms, that it happens.
    ???: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! Wh-Why...!"
    Chernobog: Chernobog split the enemy with a darkness clad blade!
    rolling 4d12+40+45*2+25*2.25

    = 218.25
    Silence chance(vs Vi)
    Chernobog: rolling 1d100+18
    = 61
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Oh fug)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (splat it seems)
    Erl K. (GM): The party freezes before a sight that should be impossible.
    The Head Cultist, is for some reason hanging in the air.
    Floating as if he were flying.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE)
    Erl K. (GM): But it is after the light of the fire reveals him, that they realize why he is airborne.
    It is because Chernobog's sword has run him through, the large blade dripping a gushing flow of blood into the ground.
    And at the next moment-
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (don't think I needed that horror night gore fest in my life)
    Erl K. (GM): There is a pulse of darkness, black as the void, and the head cultist crumbles into a pile of ash identical to a human being and pulsing with black flames, which is then swallowed into the monster's cape.
    One moment the cultist is there, the next he isn't.
    As far as you could tell, that scene... Was unmistakeably real.
    Tommy Takeshi: Not a hologram. NOT A HOLOGRAM.
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh my god this is really happening." Julia stops cold, eyes open wide... and then she screams out: "RUUUUUN! NOW!" She orders the party.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Heh, haha." Tetsu numbly laughs to himself, "N-no muss no f-fuss."
    Tommy Takeshi: "aaaaaAAAAAAAAA-!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Ah..." Hana let out a silent whimper, too terrified and scared to truly react to everything that has happened so far.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Wasn't the girl ...didn't see that coming."
    Chernobog: "Yes... I shall become the champion... But for that I must first gather strength... Feel worthy, children of man..."
    The creature turned towards the group.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Awww, fuck."
    Chernobog: Towards student and cultists alike, it spoke-
    "You shall become my sustenance."
    And then-
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Suck a big fat hairy dick."
    Chernobog: Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 25
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm not gluten-free!"
    Chernobog: (Kazuma resists)
    Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 44
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy holds the girl and runs.
    Chernobog: (Hane resists)
    Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 48
    Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 79
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh nooo)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (please don't be the only one who dies)
    Chernobog: Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 28
    Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Chernobog: Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 75
    Hane Kanzaki: ( jesus i cut it close with the 44 )
    Chernobog: Chernobog used Mamudoon! The power of darkness swallows their opponents...
    Death (DC45)
    rolling 1d100
    = 14
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (I regret not punching harder)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "HANA, NO!"
    Julia Takeshi: (welp.jpg)
    Erl K. (GM): In a second, before Tommy's eyes, his sister collapses bonelessly to the grouond as a wake of darkness washes over the party.
    Tommy Takeshi: He stops.
    Erl K. (GM): So does Hana, and so does Hikaru.
    Tommy Takeshi: Drops his cargo.
    Erl K. (GM): Their bodies quickly become pale, and lose all life.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto rages
    Tommy Takeshi: Looks blankly at the monster before them.
    Erl K. (GM): For Darkness has taken them.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (I leave all my anime to my ghost)
    Tommy Takeshi: And when he wants to rush in and end everything... the clarity of rage lets him remember.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "H-Hikaru..."
    Julia Takeshi: (I will haunt chernobog forever)
    Chernobog: "I am the Night God, Chernobog... I command Life and Death, and harbor the power of destruction."
    Hane Kanzaki: She tries to shake Hana, as if it'll make her wake up, to no avail.
    Tommy Takeshi: "You... mother... fucker..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto screams wordlessly
    Tommy Takeshi: Something knots tightly in the pit of his stomach.
    Chernobog: "Children of Man... Resistance is futile."
    Tommy Takeshi: He runs, but not at the monster.
    "LUCIA!" he roars.
    Julia Takeshi: (think what Julia would've done)
    (that's right)
    (punch chernobog in the dick)
    Vri: (tets punch him in the junk once for me)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (gotchu fam)
    Lucia Ferikawa: "! you're right!" Lucia quickly turns, aiming her gun at the COMP lying on the floor.
    She fires.
    The COMP is torn to bits by the successful shot, but like a nightmare refusing to fade... Chernobog remains there.
    However... His expression just curls then.
    Tommy Takeshi: "No..."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Pull out your own, damnit, and do something!"
    Chernobog: "You fools, what have you done!?"
    "Wait... The woman has such a device?"
    Hane Kanzaki: ( me and my big mouth )
    Chernobog: The Night God turns towards Lucia, and immediately his focus has been lost from everyone in general to the group in particular.
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy realizes it instantly.
    If one COMP can summon this thing, than another...
    Erl K. (GM): The cultists immediately take that chance to run away.
    Tommy Takeshi: "No!" he yells. "I'm the one that has it, you fucking.... MUSHROOM HEADED FUCK-FACE!"
    Chernobog: The Night God frowns.
    "Your soul speaks truer than your words, human. I have no time for your foolishness."
    And then... Like a cruel god, the Night God raises its arm and gathers a typhon of energy in his hands.
    At that moment-
    Chernobog unleashed the power of Megido! The enemy was scathed by a terrible force!
    Chernobog: rolling 4d10+40+45*2+18*2
    = 182
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "MOVE!"
    Hane Kanzaki: ( PLOT TPK )

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto is blasted into the wall.
    Erl K. (GM): The world becomes nothing but white.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "S-should'a taken my own... advice..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (cutscenes are a cruel mistress)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: bleh

    "Oh dear... It seems we have a lot of guests this time, don't we?"

    IV: Hope in Azure Velvet

    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "W-what the..."
    Hana Shiratori: "W, where..."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha pinches Tets
    Tommy Takeshi: "Julia... you were..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ow."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "We dreaming?"
    Julia Takeshi: "W-what..?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No, fuckhead."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto punches him in the gut.
    Hane Kanzaki: "If this is what the afterlife looks like, I..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That's what you get fer dyin' on me, you shit."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Shame this would make a stupid-"
    "I'll punch your lights out assface."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia walks towards Tommy, and grabs his shoulder, with a serious look.
    "Tell me... did you punch that mushroom headed fucker in the dick?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Hey, old man, are you here to pass judgment?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "N-no."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha clicks his tongue at himself
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hana-chan, you alright?"

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto looks over, concerned.
    Tommy Takeshi: "But, mushroom-headed fucker... I called him that before we died, I think."
    Julia Takeshi: "Damnit, America has made you too soft!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Y, yes..." Hana replied.
    Julia Takeshi: "That's better."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So what do you want goblin man?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Good," Tetsuo starts, "Er, sorry sir, little distracted, uh, who're you, what's this place?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, where's Lucia?" Tommy looked around. "Maybe she made it..."
    Igor: "Welcome... To the Velvet Room."
    "This is a place tied to humanity's subconscious. A place where the souls of men can be found."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia says nothing but once she notices her brother is mentally back on his feet, she nods satisfied and looks towards Igor.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto purses his lips.
    Tommy Takeshi: This dude. Looks suspicious as FUCK.
    Igor: "As for yourselves, it seems that you have met with a terrible fate at the hands of one of 'them'... It is quite unfortunate, indeed."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (bet he's laughing inside)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "By 'souls of men', do you mean.... are we dead?"
    Hana Shiratori: ""Shh." Hana tried ti silence Tommy.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: 'Nah this is just the emergency ward genius."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto stomps on Hikaru's foot without looking.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Surprise we got prank-"
    Julia Takeshi: "I... was covered in darkness and woke up here..."
    Igor: "Well... Yes, and no. Normally, you would be moving on someplace else by now- But you see, when it comes to Demons, the lines of life and death are blurred."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Kiiiiiiiiiiil yooooooooou."
    Tommy Takeshi: "So it really was a - fucking demon."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha throws a lazy haymaker at tets

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto catches it, frowning.
    Tommy Takeshi: He blinks. "Wait, no. Demon's are supposed to be like, big, red, with horns and shit. That guy looked like he had a bad fungal infection."
    Hana Shiratori: "Demon..." Hana muttered, remembering the towering entity... and the cold embrace of the darkness. She shivered.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha stomps on tets foot as he goes to catch it
    Igor: "Indeed... Though it might seem unreal to you, the creatures who you call 'Demons' or normally just 'monsters' are more real than you could believe."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto winces
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Payback jackass."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia walks towards Hikaru and Tetsuo, and puts her arms around both their shoulders, smiling dangerously. "Maybe we should pay attention to the big-nosed man."
    Igor: "However, it could be said... That they have only just become as real as they once were."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I can multitask thank you very much>"

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto ignores Julia and continues paying attention to Igor like he was doing before.
    Hane Kanzaki: "So we're being held here because...?"
    Igor: "How curious... You are the first to have fallen to this new age, and yet you have been brought before me not as victims... But people still full of will."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Those cultist guys, they did that weird ritual, mentioned a lord, so they're trying to make demons a thing again?"
    Igor: "Ah, no, you are not being held here."

    "Indeed... If My Master has summoned you to this place, it is because he holds an offer for you."

    Julia Takeshi: "Hah. That's just a matter of course." Julia says to Igor in a boasting tone, but her yees are deadly serious.
    Tommy Takeshi: "OH! So this is a near-death experience, right!? We're still alive! Because it's blurred!"
    Julia Takeshi: "As if any of us would rest before punching that motherfucker in the dick!"
    Hana Shiratori: "An offer...?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Your 'master', huh?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Oh joy deals with suspicious people after what feels like death, always wanted to live the anime life..."
    Igor: "No, no, you have indeed died. Your bodies, at least, are mostly nothing but dust now."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha curses
    Tommy Takeshi: His sudden excitement dies just as fast as he did.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, at least I didn't shit my pants," Tetsuo mutters.
    Igor: "If I were to let you go right now, your souls would likely proceed to move on."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Small victories."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Nobody would know if you did, Tetsuro-kun."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Fuck no."
    Tommy Takeshi: Shit. That means... he'll never see Nozomi again...
    Igor: "However... If that dissatisfies you, my Master offers a way for you to return."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I want to punch that sonofabitch until he's nothing more than paste."
    Julia Takeshi: "So it's deal or death, huh? So what's that deal about?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "I"ll take it!"
    Igor: "The deal is simple."
    Tommy Takeshi: "...I mean, I'll hear it!"
    Igor: Igor places seven papers on the table, exactly the same number as the people before the man.
    All of them read the same line:
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (game over nerds)
    Igor: "I accept full responsibility for the actions I will take here onwards."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ominous."
    Hana Shiratori: "..." Hana silently agreed with Tetsuo.
    Tommy Takeshi: "...wait a sec." At first glance it sounds not too bad. After all, everyone is responsible for what they do. But then...
    Igor: "That is all. There is no other thing that can be asked of humans, after all." Igor quietly laughs to himself.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Your Master's not one of those demons, right?"
    "I'm not gonna go to hell or anything if I sign this?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: What exactly were we going to be doing...?
    Hane Kanzaki: "...Do you have a pen?"
    Igor: "No... My master, Philemon, fancies himself as a guardian of humanity."
    Julia Takeshi: "Hah. I've always lived my life this way." Julia says out loud, and advances towards the table.
    Hane Kanzaki: "We don't have any other alternatives, you know. either you have faith or you don't."
    Julia Takeshi: "I'll take it."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Julia, you can't just-!"
    Igor: "For many eons, he has watched over the collective unconsciousness of humanity, working behind the scenes to ensure that humanity can journey to find their answer."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Can't leave you alone for one second-!"
    He catches up to her and snatches up his own paper.
    Igor: "However... Humanity is truly impressive. To think that they could use the power of the unconscious to call forth a true netherworld..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Heh. Not quite that soft, eh, Bro?" Julia laughs silently
    Igor: "In any case, I digress."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "We sign the paper, we get the deal."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Go go shitlord humans." Hikaru says in a monotone voice
    Igor: "If you sign this contract, I shall unlock the potential hidden in your subconscious."
    "The same potential that the humans you met used to bring forth the Demons."
    Tommy Takeshi: What, like ESP?
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So where the not dying part come into play."
    Julia Takeshi: Oh boy I hope I get lightning
    Igor: "Something like that... It uses not psychic energy, but something called 'Magnetite', the very flow of existence."
    Tommy Takeshi: "...sounds brutal."
    "I'm in."
    Hane Kanzaki: "...Isn't that the same thing the cultists mentioned?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That thing the cultist mentioned. What he used to summon tall dark and murdery."
    Igor: "Indeed... The power that lies behind your subconscious is also the one that the Demons seek."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, it got that magnetite from the girl... wait, was that girl still alive when you grabbed her, Bro?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "I owe that mushroom-head a punch to the hyphae for mercing my lil' sis."
    "We'll see when we get back."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hope this isn't gonna be one of those 'you've been dead for however many years' scenarios."
    Igor: "That is why they will devour, or enslave men to their nature and ideals... So that their 'Domain' will grow to consume the world."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "The question would more likely be would she still be alive after shitlord was done with us."
    "Gonna bet no."
    Igor: "But I have spoken too much. It is for the best that you find out about the world you are heading into through your own journey."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, what about Lucia?"
    "There was one more of us."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yeah, actually."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Guess she got lucky."
    Tommy Takeshi: "She's just as hard-headed as I am!"
    Julia Takeshi: "If she's not here... maybe she survived?"
    Igor: "Lucia? I... I do not know. My Master has not told me of such a person."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hmm."
    Igor: "I am afraid I cannot answer."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Ya don't say..."
    Hana Shiratori: "We can only hope she survives."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Wonder what that means."
    Tommy Takeshi: "...she's gotta be alive, then. If she died, she'd definitely end up here too."
    Igor: "Well then, what shall you do?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hopefully, but, to the point at hand."
    Igor: Igor clasps his hands, and waits for everyone to answer.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto picks up a piece of paper.

    Hana Shiratori: "It's not like there is any other choice."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So to be clear is this come back from the dead with powers not get power in the next life shit right?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Always been going on a roll of the dice, might as well charge full-steam ahead."
    Hana Shiratori: She couldn't die yet. Not when there is still so much more to do.

    Igor chuckles
    Igor: "Indeed."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha clicks his tongue
    Tommy Takeshi: "I'm in. Do we gotta sign it in blood or something? I think I still have that knife..."
    Igor: "No, no."
    Hane Kanzaki: "I hope we aren't that barbaric."
    Igor: Igor gestured to seven quills that have appeared on the table.
    Tommy Takeshi: "It's not barbaric. It's metal."
    Igor: "Simply sign with your full name."
    Hana Shiratori: "This is it then..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Of course I'm in, I've already said it." Julia simply states with full confidence, and is the first to sign with her name.
    Tommy Takeshi: "This is... well, classy, I guess."
    Hane Kanzaki: She hastily takes the quill and signs.

    Hana Shiratori signs her name.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "If this turns out to be a shitty rigged deal i'm coming after you next."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha signs

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto picks up his quill and signs.
    Tommy Takeshi: He grabs a quill and scribbles it down in blocky English letters: Thomas Takeshi
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Also a tip for the future if your going to run some stupid jrpg with its head so far up its own ass it can see out its own mouth at least get a cute girl in a sexy outfit buddy."
    Tommy Takeshi: "So, Igor... what's this Philemon guy expect from us?"
    "You said he's a guardian of humanity, right? He want us to fight the demons, or something?"
    "Cus I'm into that, too."
    Igor: "Only that you fulfill what is in the contract."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That we be responsible for our actions."
    Julia Takeshi: "Can you get a master at punching demons?"
    Igor: "We cannot give you any other mission... For it is part of the Journey that you find your own."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oooooh, I get it. Just be human, right?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I hate responsibility and that shit."
    Hana Shiratori: "To be responsible then..."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Can you not sound like sexist trash, Kuzunoha?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Cus it was humans that caused this mess."
    "And humans gonna fix it."
    Igor: "Yes... Be human. That's the best answer you could find."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's a mental problem, be kind."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Ah, well, these are kind terms."

    Igor laughs.
    Erl K. (GM): So did everyone sign?
    Julia Takeshi: "Heh. Well then..."
    Tommy Takeshi: (ye)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (mhm)
    Hana Shiratori: (indeed)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (yeyeye)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( yes )
    Erl K. (GM): Let's get with character creation then
    Julia Takeshi: "I hope this time I do a better job of protecting my friends." She mutters bitterly to herself.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You should try those kinds of outfits Hane it would do wonders for your popularity."

    V. It Might Be a Weird Sex Thing

    Igor: "Very well then, step forward... Tetsuo Yoshimoto."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto makes sure that Kazuma signs.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ah, oh, okay."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Shut your mouth before I strangle you."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Try it."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha blows raspberry at Hane
    Igor: "I shall proceed to read your subconscious, and find the potential dormant inside of you..."
    rolling 3d20
    = 18
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Please don't be a weird sex thing
    Hana Shiratori: (oo)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( im literally gorssed out rn )
    ( i just want fair treatment )
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (he's just gotta get all up inside you))
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (I hope that's not terrible)
    Igor: Igor proceeds to reach for a deck that suddenly appears on the table, and closes his eyes in concentration.

    Hana Shiratori pats Hane while shooting Kuzunoha a look
    Igor: The next moment... With a flick of the wrist, three cards lie on the table.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha makes faces at the girls
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (i'm da besto)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (tfw death)
    Julia Takeshi: Julia pats both Hana and Hane's shoulders. "Don't feed the troll."
    Igor: "Oooh... The Wheel of Fortune, The Priestess, and the Death Arcana..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hikaru, dude, this is grade school shit..." He does his best to ignore what's going on with Tetsuo, and hopes it's not some weird sex thing.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (hey tets did you know that your dead? Guess what your super dead!)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Not as dead as you, loser)

    Igor: Igor's eyebrows raise. "For your potential to have three different paths... Is this the onset of human possibility that Philemon saw?"
    Igor gestured at the cards left on the table.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto peers closer.

    Igor: "You must pick one of these three cards. They shall be the ones to determine the strongest power you will awaken to."
    "If you wish, I can explain to you their meaning."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hm, it's been awhile, so, go ahead, don't wanna get any preconceptions."

    Igor: "The Wheel of Fortune... It is a card that speaks of the ability to defy fate itself. It belongs to a human who has faith in luck and the possibilities they can bring about. A card of miracles and misfortunes alike... Powerful, but at the same whimsical as fate itself."

    Erl K. (GM): Choosing Fortune will give you the Hero Aid trait, effective immediately, which will boost your Crit Chance by 25% for ANY ability that you learn, physical or magical.
    It will also allow you to unlock useful passives that boost EXP gain, recover HP and MP after critical hits, as well as a unique line of skills that allow you to consume Macca to bring about powerful but random effects.
    EXP and Macca gain*
    As for elemental affinities, the wheel of fortune is strong in wind, fire and light, but weak to Dark.

    Igor: "The Priestess... A card that represents untapped power and boundless wisdom. With its power, you will become a beacon to nurture and safeguard the party. A strong guard, but one that depends on the power of others."

    Erl K. (GM): Choosing Priestess will give you the High Heal Pleroma trait, which doubles the power of your healing spells. It will also make you resistant to status ailments.
    The Priestess unlocks useful support and healing abilities, and has a unique line of spells that allow her to change the resistances of allies, reducing their weaknesses and safeguarding them from having their flaws exploited.
    As for elemental affinities, the Priestess is strong in Fire, Ice and Light. but moderately weak to Phys and Gun.

    Igor: "The Death... A card that represents Death, as well as a sudden and inevitable transition in your life. Picking Death means embracing the inevitability of change, but also learning to live with it and in turn attaining great strength from it."

    Erl K. (GM): Choosing Death will give you the Deathless trait, which grants 100% immunity to instant death spells and allows you to endure with 1 HP once after taking a lethal blow.
    It also allows you to learn passives that boost the success rate of instant death attacks, passives that let you harvest HP and MP from fallen foes, and a unique line of Almighty-based spells that can inflict instant death.
    As for elemental affinity, Death is strong in Dark and weak to Light.
    Igor: "Well... What do you choose?"

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo taps the table, looking over the cards thoughtfully, the Priestess, well, he did have a soft spot for... certain people, and maybe he liked lookin after 'em, but it didn't really sit well, picking that.

    Death, looking at the skull on the card made him nervous, unconsciously, reminding him of the hungry darkness that had sucked away his friend's lives, no matter how he waved it off, it stuck in his head, but to gain power from that...

    Fortune, he smiled, he'd always been fond of Fortune, a roll of the dice, leave it up to Fate and charge on ahead. Miracles and Mistakes alike.
    "I'll," He swallowed, fuck it, "I'll go with Fortune," he tapped the card. "It's served me this well, might as well acknowledge it."
    Igor: Igor nodded solemnly.
    "Then it is done."
    "Now, come forward... Hikaru Kuzunoha."
    rolling 3d20
    = 42
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So what'cha got man."
    Igor: rolling 1d20
    = 9
    rolling d20
    = 2
    Igor flips the cards once again.
    "The Chariot... The Hermit, and the Priestess. Three cards once more!" He exclaimed.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha motions for an explanation
    Erl K. (GM): (Imma just skip the Igor verbose shit)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (prolly a good choice)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (boop)

    Erl K. (GM): Choosing Chariot will instantly grant you the Overlimit trait, which allows you to enter a state of superheated strength where your physical attacks ignore resistances and you deal more physical damage and hits while it is active, but it only works for 3 turns every battle.
    It also consumes HP every turn.
    The Chariot will allow you to learn passives based on keeping up a relentless barrage of physical attacks, keeping your HP up to burn you stamina at the enemy and giving you ways to overcome those more densely protected against physical attacks. It also unlocks a unique line of skills that deal several hits to all enemies at once.
    As for elemental affinity, the Chariot is Strong against Phys and Gun, but has poor magical defense.

    Choosing Hermit will grant you the Ailment Pierce trait, which allows you to inflict ailments upon enemies even through their reistances to it.
    The Hermit will allow you to learn passives based around resisting ailments and recovering MP, as well as inflicting more damage to enemies inflicted with ailments. It also unlocks a unique line of skills that inflict several ailments at once.
    Erl K. (GM): As for elemental affinity, the Hermit is strong in Wind and Dark, but weak to Phys.

    Igor: "Now then... Make your choice."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Staring at the cards silently, he can't help but let his nervousness show on his face. A quiet moment of fidgeting passes until he finally snatches the card. "Fuck it always wanted a sweet set of wheels."
    (forgive me i'm standard)

    Igor: "Then it is done."
    Hana Shiratori: (erl can I change the star to priestess)
    (nevermind erl, I'll believe the dice)
    Igor: "Now, come forth... Hana Shiratori."
    rolling 3d20
    = 53
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (check em)
    Igor: rolling 1d20
    = 5

    Hana Shiratori looked closer at the cards
    Igor: "The Star... The Devil... And the Hierophant.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (sexy devil hana go!)
    Hana Shiratori: "So... what do they mean?" She asks, nervously glancing at the devil.
    Erl K. (GM): Choosing the Hierophant gives you the Wiseman skill, becoming immune to all mind-affecting alignments (Charm, Silence, Confusion, etc.).
    The Hierophant allows you to learn strong support passives, buffs and debuffs as well as healing spells. It also has a unique line of spells that can supercharge the entire party's attacks at the cost of some tradeoffs.
    As for elemental affinities, the Hierophant has no weaknesses but slightly resists Dark.

    Choosing the Star gives you the Mana Yang skill, halving the MP cost of all magic spells.
    Erl K. (GM): The Star allows you to learn MP support passives, including ones that can restore the entire party's MP over time. It has a unique line of spells that inflict almighty damage with lasting effects over time.
    As for elemental affinities, the Star is strong to Light and Dark but weak to Fire and Phys.

    Choosing the Devil gives you the Tyranny (uguu) trait, which fully recovers your HP and MP after slaying an enemy. It also increases your ability to negotiate with Chaos-aligned demons.
    The Devil learns passives that boosts the power of Darkness and shields against its anathema, and has a unique line of spells that deal damage while also debilitating foes in numerous ways.
    as for elemental affinity, the Devil is strong with Dark and Ice but weak to Wind.

    Igor: "Now then... Make your choice."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana looked at all three cards. Wisdom, Hope and Temptation... She wondered what that means for her as a person. She doesn't want The Devil, that much is clear, but which should she choose between Star and Hierophant?
    Soon, however, the answer becomes clear.
    It is hope that always made one able to go on with life. Without hope, then all might as well be lost and meaningless; and in this time of uncertainty, what she and the others need are hope, more than any other.
    And that's why she answered: "The star. I pick The Star."
    Igor: "Then it is so."

    "Now, step forth... Julia Takeshi."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia steps forwards confidently, only pausing to nod at Hana before strolling towards the table. "C'mon, show my draws." She said almost giddily.
    Igor: rolling 3d20
    = 24
    "Strength, The Hanged Man... And the Empress."
    Julia Takeshi: "Niiice."
    Tommy Takeshi: "You don't even know what they are."
    Julia Takeshi: "But they sound cool! That's what matters, silly."

    Erl K. (GM): Choosing Strength will grant the trait Unstoppable Warrior to the character, changing all of their normal attacks to the Phys/Almighty element and increasing the power of Phys and Gun skills.
    Strength allows one to learn passives that increase the effectiveness of physical and gun skills and critical hits, abilities that reduce the defense of foes and strengthen themselves, and gain a unique line of Phys/Almighty skills.
    As for elemental affinities, Strength is strong in Phys and Gun but lacks magic defenses, and is weak to Ice.

    Choosing the Hanged Man will grant the Enlightened Shield trait, effectively giving them a 'Resistance' effect to all attributes except almighty, but including ailments and instant death.
    The Hanged Man grants abilities that sacrifice the user's stats to debilitate those of others, and grants a unique line of abilities that allow one to make enemies temporarily weak to a random element.
    temporarily weakened*

    Erl K. (GM): The Hanged Man is strong in Ice and Dark, and has no weaknesses.
    Choosing the Empress gives the Captivating Presence trait, effectively granting a buff effect to all of the party's characters after the end of every turn that the Empress remains alive. It also increases the power of healing skills and charm-based spells.
    The Empress learns passives that boost the effectiveness of Charm, Healing and Ice, recovering HP and MP for the entire party over time, and has a unique line of abilities that inflict Almighty-damage layered with Charm.
    As for elemental affinities, the Empress is very strong in Ice but weak to Lightning.

    Igor: "Now then... Make your choice."
    Julia Takeshi: There was a long moment of silence as Julia's eyes darted first at the Empress card, then at the Hanged Man card, and finally at the Strength card.
    She was smart enough to understand that these three cards, in a way, defined her.. In a way, this was akin to asking her what path she would choose to pursue, and she had decided her path a long time ago.
    The way she sought to protect her friends in this new, insane world was...
    Igor: "Then it is so."
    "Now then, come forth... Tommy Takeshi."
    rolling 3d20
    = 11
    Erl K. (GM): >triple magician
    yeah ok
    Tommy Takeshi: Hesitating, he steps forth.
    Erl K. (GM): guess whats coming
    Tommy Takeshi: (wait wat)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (fucking wizard)
    Hana Shiratori: (sasuga)
    Tommy Takeshi: (i dont understand)
    Igor: "The Magician, the Hermit, and..."
    Igor's eyes linger on the final card, his eyes wide
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (fffffffff)
    Hana Shiratori: (OOOOOOOOOHHHHH)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (son of bitch)
    Tommy Takeshi: (that sounds bad)
    Hana Shiratori: (Tommy is the mc confirmed)
    Julia Takeshi: (oh my)
    Igor: "The Fool... The sign of infinite possibilities..." Igor muttered.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Eh?"
    Igor: "Marvelous..."
    Julia Takeshi: "The fool? Very fitting for him!" Julia joked in the distance
    Igor: "Yes, boy! The Fool Arcana! To you, it may look underwhelming, but this card... It is the zero."
    Tommy Takeshi: "S-shut up, Julia, it's only one of three!"
    Igor: "Empty, yet full of possibilities... The void from where all cards originate."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, what?"
    Igor: "Even I cannot predict what powers the Fool will bring you..."
    Erl K. (GM): Choosing the Fool will grant no special trait nor will it grant any weaknesses or strength.
    However, the Fool is able to learn any skill that his allies, demon or man, have learned, excepting for unique skills.
    He can only hold so many at once, however.
    Eventually, the Fool may reach its true power...
    Tommy Takeshi: (for the sake of posterity lets pretend im not auto picking the fool and tell me what the magician does)

    Erl K. (GM): The Magician grants the trait Awakening, which sharply increases the damage of all magical spells.
    Choosing the Magician grants passives that boost the power of Fire magic, empower magic, recover MP, and unlocks a unique line of spells that deal Fire damage which becomes a weakened Almigthy spell if resisted.
    The Magician is very strong in Fire, but weak to Ice.
    Tommy Takeshi: (see i'd have picked that normally but)
    "Aw, hell..."
    He doesn't wanna be a dumbass, but...

    The Hermit and the Wizard sounds so LAME. An old bearded dude and someone that lives alone all the time? Like hell!
    "Uh, well, t-the Fool, I guess..."

    Igor's eyes shine. "I am glad you made that choice."

    "Now... Come forth, Hane Kanzaki."

    Tommy shuffles back in line, sulking. Everyone but him got something cool-sounding.
    He glares at Julia. "Don't, even."

    Hane Kanzaki: "Well, let's see..."

    Igor: "The Moon, the Hierophant... And the Empress."

    Julia Takeshi: "It's okay bro, I won't mention nothing about you being a zero!"

    She playfully elbowed him.
    Tommy Takeshi: "M-my marks aren't even that bad..."
    Erl K. (GM): Choosing the Moon will grant the Lunatic Edge trait, which adds a portion of one's Magic to physical damage and viceversa, and allows one to cast spells with HP should MP run out.
    The Moon grants passives that boost MP and HP recovery, increase the effectiveness of Ice and Gun attacks, and grants a unique line of abilities that deal Physical and Elemental damage at the same time, hitting whichever is weakest.
    The Moon has no weaknesses, but is strong in Gun.

    Igor: "Now... make your choice."

    Erl K. (GM): Choosing the Empress gives the Captivating Presence trait, effectively granting a buff effect to all of the party's characters after the end of every turn that the Empress remains alive. It also increases the power of healing skills and charm-based spells.
    The Empress learns passives that boost the effectiveness of Charm, Healing and Ice, recovering HP and MP for the entire party over time, and has a unique line of abilities that inflict Almighty-damage layered with Charm.
    As for elemental affinities, the Empress is very strong in Ice but weak to Lightning.

    Choosing the Hierophant gives you the Wiseman skill, becoming immune to all mind-affecting alignments (Charm, Silence, Confusion, etc.).
    The Hierophant allows you to learn strong support passives, buffs and debuffs as well as healing spells. It also has a unique line of spells that can supercharge the entire party's attacks at the cost of some tradeoffs.
    As for elemental affinities, the Hierophant has no weaknesses but slightly resists Dark.

    Hane Kanzaki: She pauses for a long while, finger on her lip.

    "The Moon."

    Igor: And Igor simply nods.
    "Then it is so."

    And that was our first session, so to speak, cutting out a lot of chaff and leaving out the rather large "Pre-Game" as it were, we hope you've enjoyed this experience of what might be a Sentai Team of incredibly sassy people who fight demons with no healers because we're cool dudes.

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    Holy shit, this is beyond good. You're the real hero morm, so thank you for your hard work!
    Random Regalia Hijinks

    <Mellon> But yeah. Don't play the waiting game too much guys. Just do what you want to do and let God (me) sort it out.

    <Erlkonig|Phone> Why get a gf, when Airen is your waifu?

    <Airen|Phone> I'll save everyone, it's fine

    <Snaxies> Airen is totally Jesus again

    <frantic> I actually hate reading your post because you're so fucking anime

    <Reiu> Regalia is a scary place desu...

    <Mellon> He who lives by the oneshot, dies by the oneshot

    <Airen> No character in ga rei is 100% serious

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    when nobody heals

    everyone does damage

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    well combat is two sides of an equation

    if u subtract on one side (damage)

    then it's like adding on the other (healing)

    this logic is flawless and i will hear no word against it

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    Above you.

    VI. The New World Fools

    "So you have all chosen your paths, then..."
    "Ah, I almost forgot. Now that the moment of tension has passed, allow me to introduce myself."
    "My name... Is Igor."
    "The place which you see before you is the Velvet Room, a place where the collective unconscious of humanity can be accessed. A place detached from space and time... A world beyond, so to speak."
    "Should we meet again, it is likely that your issues will be addressed by one of my subordinates.
    "Now then... It is time for me to fulfill my part of the deal."
    Igor: Igor stood up, and moved towards the gates that stood behind him.
    With a flick of his fingers, the entire room shuddered to a stop. The same moment, you realized you had been inside an elevator all this time.
    "This is where you get off. It is not your final stop, but rather the first step that you must take in your new journey."
    "Come now, don't be shy. Step through the gates, whenever you are prepared."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Thanks for the lift, uh, Mr. Igor. Give my regards to your boss." Tetsuo offered his hand.
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma stumbles, slightly jarred as the elevator comes to a stop. It didn't really look like one. It was definitely disconcerting.
    Julia Takeshi.: Julia didn't lose any time in idle chatter, just nodding at Igor before quickly moving towards the door, anxious and curious.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Thank you, Mr. Igor."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana looked at the gates of the elevator, determined to stay hopeful no matter what lies ahead of them all.
    "Thank you, Mr. Igor. For everything."
    Igor: "It is not me you should thank, child. You signed the contract, after all. This too, is something you must hold yourself responsible for."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'd tip ya, but I don't seem to have any change."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto winks, and then sets toward the doors.
    Igor: "And thank you all, for showing me such wonderful potential. I look forward to see what you will do with your lives."
    Hana Shiratori: She then looked at Tetsuo before she followed after him.
    Igor: Igor shakes Tommy's hand, smiling all the while.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Thank-- er... sorry."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy blinks. "Oh, uh, yeah, thanks."
    Igor: "Until we meet again... Do try your best to survive."

    Kazuma Ryumori is somewhat uncomfortable but he offers his hand for Igor to shake.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Be seeing ya. But maybe under better circumstances next time."
    He shuffles forward and steps through the gate.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Sorry about my sorry appearance when I came in by the way. This is why I avoid alcohol."
    Igor: After shaking Ryumori's hand, Igor claps him on the back.
    "Now, now. You'd best get going as well."
    Kazuma Ryumori: He heads through the gate after the others.
    He gives Igor a single nod.
    Erl K. (GM): And so, the party stepped through the gates.
    Kazuma Ryumori: Somehow, he seemed less frightening.
    Igor: "..."
    Igor watches as a blue butterfly flies through the room.
    "What is your grand plan in this, Master...?"

    Lucia Ferikawa: On that day, the world changed.
    The reality which Man had built, where they continued to build marvels that drove them close to the realm of God, awakened that which should not ever be awoken.
    They reaped from the Fruit of Knowledge, and opened the gate to a world beyond their understanding.
    Yes... In their hubris, Man roused the beings that sleep between the stars in the sky, those that lurk beneath the shadows, and those that hail from the depths of the earth.
    A time of trials will soon fall upon the Children of Man, the same kind as those that took place milennia ago.
    Will they reject the coming tide once more, at the price of a terrible Catastrophe?
    Lucia Ferikawa: Will they seek refuge in the Kingdom of Saints, and in the time of need reinvent themselves before the Lord?
    Or will mankind surpass what their creator expected of them, and bring about a world of their own make and rule?
    The world that these humans will create...
    ...I cannot wait to see it...
    Erl K. (GM): begins here.

    Erl K. (GM): As you woke up, the light of the sun greeted your eyes, morning having dawned on the world.
    However... The world before you... Was one that you didn't recognize.
    It was the same hangout. The same furniture, the same scorched remnants of the cultists and their ritual, the same dilapadated building...
    But the buildings around you, all of them in various states of destruction or damage, were DEFINITELY not in the same state.

    Kazuma Ryumori: "What... what happened to everything...?"
    Tommy Takeshi: " long..."
    "How long were we out?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Is this... supposed to be the same...?"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy looks at himself.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Uh... Well, um."
    Tommy Takeshi: He should be ash, right?
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Mom, Dad!"
    Tommy Takeshi: He blinks. "Nozomi..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He pulls out his cell, checks for reception.
    Hana Shiratori: While she is definitely glad all of them make it out alive, this sight... this sight is definitely something she didn't expect
    To stay hopeful... might be a bit difficult if the state of the world is like this, but...
    Kazuma Ryumori: His parents were the first thing Kazuma thought about. Were his family even alive? What was going on?! He broke into a run, making for the stairs.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: As he taps through the display, he has to force himself not to shake.
    Kazuma Ryumori: He had to know.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hey! Don't run off by yourself!"

    Kazuma Ryumori: "How can you say that?! Look at all this!"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy looks around. What about the cultists? What about Lucia? The girl?
    Hana Shiratori: Hana Shiratori, for now, closes her eyes and take a few deep breaths. She needed to be calm in a situation like this.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yeah, I am, and that's why I'm sayin' we gotta stick together, idiot!"
    Tommy Takeshi: Are they the only ones...?

    Kazuma Ryumori: "I can't see any people! Are our families even alive?!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Runnin' off like a chicken with it's head cut off is gonna change anything, is it?!"
    Hana Shiratori: When she opened her eyes, she already see her friends bickering.
    "Please calm down, you two."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I-I..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm perfectly calm."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You're right. I... I have to think about this rationally. It's just..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto forces himself to chill out, though.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sorry."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I'm kinda in that state where I'm either calm or completely fucked but it kinda evens out."
    "Everyone alright at least?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Looks that way."
    Hana Shiratori: "I think so."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Guessin the whack-jobs didn't get the same deal we did."

    Kazuma Ryumori tries to shop shaking, but can barely keep his heart from trying to beat its way out of his chest.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Kaz, your head cleared up? I got some Advil if you need it."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I. I have no idea what I am..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto skirts around a scorched corpse, face tinged with green.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You're alive, and that's what matters right now."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I know..."
    Thanks Tetsuo.
    Hana Shiratori: "Let's just adjust ourselves for the moment... rushing out without any plans or ideas won't help us accomplish anything."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto is trying to get a call out.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Yeah, you're still the same dork." He claps a hand on the boy's shoulder. That's being supportive, right?

    Kazuma Ryumori checks his phone and dials his mother's cell number.
    Hana Shiratori: Come to think of it, she recorded the happening of that night in her phone... Does she still has it...?
    Erl K. (GM): Suddenly, Tetsuo's eyes catch glimpse of something.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "!"
    Erl K. (GM): Lying on top of one of the courtyard's worn tables, tossed along with some of the cultist knives and amulets that remained there, is a single white page looking like it belonged to a diary.
    But more importantly, he recognized the handwriting as Lucia's.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "The hell is this...?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tetsuo, what are you looking at?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He picks it up, examining it.
    "S'a diary page, looks like Lucia's writin' too."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Lucia's?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He looked around, "Maybe she got out okay."
    Tommy Takeshi: "She must've made it!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Really?" She walked closer to Tetsuo, curious for the page held in his hand.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He shows it off openly, squinting at the writing.
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma hurried over to Tetsuo and Hana, and looks at the page.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia, who had remained silent until now, also walks over to look at the page
    Lucia Ferikawa: "I managed to escape. Somehow, I did it. That bastard... He turned them all to dust, right before my eyes... I couldn't do anything, I- Hikaru- (the writing becomes unintelligible for a moment)"
    "...This is the place where that monster appeared. I am leaving this here in hopes that someone may learn from what I have seen that night, and the two other nights I have spent amidst this nightmare."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Two nights?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "TWO NIGHTS?!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "We've been gone for two days??"
    Julia Takeshi: "It's been... two days...?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "And... Turned to dust...?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Three nights, countin' the first."
    Julia Takeshi: "Damnit... Tommy, this is bad, we need to... find our folks..." Julia sounds shocked and dispirited, perhaps for the very first time as she looks around to the ruined downtown.
    Hana Shiratori: "Lucia..." Hana muttered, wondering what the girl might be feeling. Left all alone, seeing her friends die...
    Kazuma Ryumori: "What is this?"
    "What in the hell is this?!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hopefully not Apes running the world."
    Hana Shiratori: "But if this happens in merely two to three nights..."

    Kazuma Ryumori almost laughs despite himself.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's more likely to be Shoom-Head and whatever else he dragged out of the pit with 'im."
    Erl K. (GM): The letter continued.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto spat.
    Tommy Takeshi: "They'll be fine." he says firmly, more to himself than Julia. "Our folks are a bunch of stubborn fuckers that won't die even if you scream at them to. They'll have evacuated for sure."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hush up, there's more."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "...If you are reading this letter and aren't one of 'them', then you either already have what you need to survive... Or you have spent all this time running in fear or seeking shelter."
    Hana Shiratori: "... Them?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Demons?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Don't tell me zombies."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Probably demons."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "If it's zombies, I'm out."
    Tommy Takeshi: "...demons can read?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Who's to say that both ain't true, though."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Demons, I've seen now. I think I can handle a couple more..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Well, I guess there's no reasons they couldn't."
    Hana Shiratori: "Does that mean the demon from that night could turn people to demons?"
    Julia Takeshi: "... I'm just thinking out loud but... I know we're all worried about our family, but searching for Lucia might be our first priority" Julia blinks, as she slowly starts regaining her bearings.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "If they can read, maybe some of them can be reasoned with?"
    No, the mere notion was ludicrous. But the thought was already out of his mouth.
    Tommy Takeshi: "That's radical - I mean, aw fuck, that's bad."
    Julia Takeshi: "I mean, she probably knows the most about what's going on... and more importantly, she has a COMP."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Let's not make any assumptions."
    Erl K. (GM): The letter continued.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "For those of you who are in the run, let me give you advice. The creatures which have invaded our city, just like the monster that killed my friends, are known as 'Demons'."
    "They are creatures taken straight from fantasy and myth, with powers as diverse as they are terrifying. More importantly, the weapons of mortals are mildly to completely ineffective against them."
    "If you wish to survive this world, even if for example you traveled to a police station and found survivors there, there is no guarantee they would be able to help you. Rid yourself of the common sense of your old life- It will not serve you here."
    "There are only two ways to deal with Demons. Hopefully, none of you are part of the first choice, if so this letter has fallen into the wrong hands and I will regret having written it."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "First choice?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That sounds... bad..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Maybe Hana was right..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Survivors..." Julia said, voice shaking. That sounded like the goddamn apocalypse had happened.
    Hana Shiratori: "Still, all of this is really detailed."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Goddamn it."
    Erl K. (GM): (I'll wait a bit)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hikaru, you're all right!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "If we'd just capped that cult leader, this wouldn't have happened."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We... we found this letter."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Lucia wrote it, shit went down, demon's an shit, yo."
    Julia Takeshi: "Not like we could've done anything, Bro." Julia sighed depressedly. "The other cultists got in the way before we could do anything..."
    She looked around towards the rest of the group. "Are we all in agreement that we should search for Lucia?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm in favor."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Yeah."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You got anywhere to look?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "She wrote that letter right? So she's probably still around here somewhere."
    Hana Shiratori: "She does seems to be the most reliable person... besides, she might be all alone out there."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I was thinking we go and try and check on our folks, try and get the lay of the land before anything else."
    Tommy Takeshi: He scratches his head. "It's a letter. Not like it's post-dated or anything. We might be reading it like, a week after she wrote it and left it here."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Maybe find some 'survivors', see if they've heard of her."
    Tommy Takeshi: The idea's not a pleasant one.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I mean, for all we know, she might not even be in the city anymore."
    Julia Takeshi: "There are no guarantees, but... at the very least we should search the house and see how the condition is in the street before anything else."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sounds like a good step forward."
    Hana Shiratori: "I agree."
    "Oh, and are we sure the letter is finished?"
    Erl K. (GM): The letter continues (but I'm waiting on Vri)
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma nods in agreement. He hadn't been in his right mind up until a few moments ago, so he'd just follow the others' lead for now.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto clears his throat
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "oh cute lucy thought of me score."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Seriously?"
    Erl K. (GM): I laughed
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's what you got out of this?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "We've all got our priorities."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia stares at the note and tries to glean how old it is through the ink.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto rolls eyes
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma just shakes his head.
    Hana Shiratori: "Somethings just never change it seems..."
    Tommy Takeshi: He can't help but snort. At least Hikaru's still himself.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Time and place for mackin' on ladies, my dude."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's our Hikaru, though."
    Hana Shiratori: At least it brightens the mood, Hana thought to herself.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You'll never stop me."
    Erl K. (GM): The letter continues.
    Hana Shiratori: She shot Hikaru a look of gratitude before she continue to read the letter.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Your first choice is to offer yourself to a Demon Lord. These are Demons that have become strong enough to forge a Domain for themselves. If you are lucky, the Demon will find value in your soul and allow you to keep your life and sanity at the cost of your free will... Giving you the power to survive by his side as an eternal slave."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Welp."
    Hana Shiratori: "So that's how it is..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Fuck that."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh, god...
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You think if we beat up demons we can pull the same kinda jazz?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: "If found wanting... Then you will likely just become a mindless thrall, no more than a repugnant creature to feast on other humans' Magnetite to be returned to your Lord, alongside your own."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Cuz I ain't taking orders from anybody."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I mean don't get me wrong it'd be metal as FUCK, but I ain't touching Mushroom head with anything but a fucking chainsaw."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He reads on, nonetheless.
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh come on, the manly thing is to just punch it." Julia replied to her brother, clenching her fist and totally not noticing the irony in her words.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh I'll do more than that. When I find that bastard..."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Finding a Demon Lord should not be difficult... They love to announce their presence and mark their territories, and the fights between their followers are anything but subtle. Be wary of nearing those locations, however. These Demons are not called 'Lords' over nothing."
    Hana Shiratori: "That leaves us with the second option." Hana said quietly. "Thankfully it should be much better than the first, if what Lucia wrote is of any indication."
    Tommy Takeshi: He knows it's just posturing. The letter made it clear normal humans stood no chance. Maybe if someone dropped a nuke... but nah, Japan didn't need any more of those.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That doesn't sound hard."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "But I will speak no further on that account. Unless you are truly desperate, do not seek to join the ranks of Demons. Were I given the choice, I would sooner die."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Muttering under his breath "Like i'm letting any of my friends die on my watch again.'
    Lucia Ferikawa: "As for the second choice... If you wish to survive in this world without surrendering your soul to a more powerful being, you have only choice."
    "Rise to their level, and conquer the dangers of this new world."
    "Become a Devil Summoner."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well then."
    Draconic: "Okay, I'm all for that... but, uh..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Okay, I'm all for that... but, uh..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hopefully we don't have to get a virgin sacrifice an' all that."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "How exactly do we DO that?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Sounds metal."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Let's hope she included instructions."
    Hana Shiratori: "Devil... summoner?" Hana said with uncertainty. "Just like that cult leader...?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Yeah, but we'd need a COMP."
    "That's how the cultist dude summoned mushroom head."
    Julia Takeshi: "I was thinking about that before yes, its like Bro says."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I don't think we want to get killed by our demons so not quite like that cult leader."
    Tommy Takeshi: He frowns.
    Julia Takeshi: "It's not like you can just run into COMPs just by roaming the streets..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tetsuo. If you decide to do that, I just want you to know that I want you to keep at least five feet away from me at all times."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Lucia's dad's company makes 'em, right?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I know, you just vetoed, but still."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Well might be best to find lucy then, maybe she has more."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He leers at Kazuma ghoulishly.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Nothin."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Let's find her then. For Hikaru."
    Hana Shiratori: "Maybe that's why Lucia knows so much about all of these."

    Erl K. (GM): The letter continues.

    Kazuma Ryumori edges away slightly.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "By becoming a Devil Summoner, you will obtain the ability to summon Demons that will fight by your side, striking down your foes in your name."
    "While it should normally be impossible to command a Demon without another Demon, there is a way to obtain a Demon who is neutral in the struggles between Lords without any power at your side."
    "In order to do this, you must possess one of the infamous COMPs, and download the 'Key of Solomon', also called 'Summoning App'."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Fuck, I knew it."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Wait, Goetia?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Technology is amazing..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That sounds, well, kind of spectacular."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Couldn't just make a contract, draw a ritual circle in blood and start talking terms and conditions. No, had to be all tech-y and shit."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So the future is dicks and magic instead of just dicks."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I like dicks and magic more, to be perfectly honest."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Wonder who programmed Demon Summoning, must be a bitch to code."
    Julia Takeshi: "Welp, I guess that's what we need to do."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Well you know what they say. There's an app for everything."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: 'I'm not going to comment on that line."
    Hana Shiratori: "Language..." Hana muttered, shooting a look at all three men.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He stuck out his tongue.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hana, dicks are a thing. Loosen up."
    Julia Takeshi: "I'm just not gonna comment on that line, Bro."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Actually, I'm kinda sorry I said that now..."
    Hana Shiratori: "Let's just continue reading." Hana said with a tone of finality.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait no, I didn't mean it like that-!"
    "I'm not Tetsuo!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We know."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "But I am sure that you already knew that COMPs had something to do with the Demons, after all. There's no reason the Demons would covet the devices so much, right?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm gonna be the bigger man and not comment."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Bigger man huh."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That was a complement, Tetsuo."
    Hana Shiratori: "Shush."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Also, Hikaru, that's gross."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto bobs his eyebrows.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh. So demons want COMPs too? Then they might have some."
    Julia Takeshi: "Let's continue reading, okay?"
    Lucia Ferikawa: "If this is old news to you, you might be disheartened. After all, COMPs are vanishingly rare and the chance of finding one in this city without being killed would be difficult."
    "However, it is for that reason that I have written this letter. To you who has been running away and hiding from the terrors of the night... I have come to bring you the Light you seek."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Don't tell me..."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Outside of this building, by the streets, my car should still be there. I have placed several sealing wards on it, ensuring that Demons will be wary of accessing it and will be scathed should they try to force the doors open."
    "They were a gift meant for my friends, but... If these COMPs can save just another human being, then that is enough for me."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Lucia..."
    Hana Shiratori: "Oh lucia..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Someone got her chuuni on."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia says nothing, but her hands tremble slightly.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Lucia, we're going to find you. We promise."
    Hana Shiratori: Gratitude doesn't even describe the feeling she had towards Lucia at the moment.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo coughs, then looks off to the side.
    Julia Takeshi: "Alright I guess we have an objective now."

    Hana Shiratori nods
    Tommy Takeshi: "The car. If nobody else got to it..."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "*As for how to get rid of the wards, this is what you have to do..."
    (The Letter follows with step by step instructions that range from things mundane to outright latin chanting.)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Didn't know IKEA did Demon Summoning."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Well then..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "This is a hell of a lot better than some of the shit I've downloaded of the net."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tell me about it."

    Hana Shiratori: Hana wondered how Lucia know all of this, but shelved it to the back of her mind. What is more important is that Lucia had left it for them.
    Lucia Ferikawa: "In the rare chance that we meet in this city, I shall tell you my name. I am Lucia Ferikawa, Devil Summoner. And I will not rest until I have seen the murderer of my friends crushed before me."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Wait... if she knew this... did she bring us to this building intentionally? Did she know what was going to happen?!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "No way."
    Hana Shiratori: "So that's why."
    Lucia Ferikawa: "Good luck in your travels, fellow Survivor... Let us show these Demons what we humans can do."
    Erl K. (GM): The letter ends there.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, we have our heading."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Okay. We know what to do now."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If nobody's touched the letter, the car's probably still fine."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Onward we must rescue the princess."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Get the COMPs, summon some demons, whoop some ass."
    Hana Shiratori: "In that order."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'll take point."
    Tommy Takeshi: "She's not even here and she's basically rescued us already..."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia takes the letter, and neatly folds it, before it disappears somewhere in her outfit.
    "Yeah, that she did, we really are indebted to her." She gives her brother an odd look and doesn't say anything more.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (nice metaphor for hiding it in her bust!)
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma slowly starts heading in the general direction of Lucia's car.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Alright, let's shove off, people." He starts moving back towards the front of the building.
    Hana Shiratori: Hana nods, and immediately followed behind Tetsuo.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia starts walking at the head of the group.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Everyone fighting to be first how cute."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha jogs along
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo just pinches his nose and sighs.
    Kazuma Ryumori: Julia wasn't going to get in Julia's way if she was intent on going first. He held step with Testuo and Hana.
    Draconic: Dammit...
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy's content to stay at the back. Let the big guys (and girl) handle the heavy stuff.
    He'll just... watch the back.

    Erl K. (GM): The party found Lucia's car, as written in the latter. To their surprise, what looked like claw marks had been traced over the surface of the car and the windows were cracked,
    but somehow nothing in the car had broken.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Alright, let's see these instructions..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Claw marks... That's reassuring."
    Erl K. (GM): Faintly glowing runes were traced over the surface of the vehicle, with a great sigil placed right on the middle of the double doors at the back of the minivan.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Lemme handle the Latin chanting. I did a mean 'Ave Maria' back in high school."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Klaatu Barada Nikto."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Go ahead, I guess."
    Tommy Takeshi: He's not gonna mention how he tried to summon a few demons back in the day himself.
    The old fashioned way.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's from The Day the Earth Stood Still. It's not gonna work."
    Hana Shiratori: "Let's follow the instructions carefully."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hey, y'never know."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Let's see here... Aeria Gloris... Infundibulum... Secundus..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: Klaatu is dead. Leave.
    Julia Takeshi: "Alright" Julia remains back this time, casting a vigilant eye towards the street

    Hikaru Kuzunoha relaxes as he waits
    Erl K. (GM): As the party follows the procedure, the runes flash-
    Once, twice, thrice.
    Julia Takeshi: (btw Erl, can we know how old the note looks?)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (and also if there is cell reception)
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma shields his eyes.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Mana du vortis!" he bellows.
    Erl K. (GM): Until slowly, with a creaking noise that could even inspire anticipation, the doors creak open.
    (Yeah it looks new)
    (Like she just dropped it there)
    Hana Shiratori: "Good job Tommy."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Not bad."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Bet it was me."
    Tommy Takeshi: "There's actually a bit here that translates to 'Open Sesame'."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia declines to mention recording Tommy dorkily chanting in latin for future amusement.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It totally wasn't. Sorry, man."
    Erl K. (GM): The party quickly heads inside the van to examine the contents within.

    Kazuma Ryumori immediately bumps his head on the ceiling and gets shoved out of the car.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Ow..."
    Erl K. (GM): And true to her words, inside a large bag that looked like it was dumped there, they found seven different COMPs.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Are they color-coded)
    Erl K. (GM): (yes)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Dibs on the red one."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha snatches
    Hana Shiratori: (I bet they are)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Dude, c'mon."
    "You're obviously teal."
    "I'm red."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Mine's the green one, right?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Not anymore sucker."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia silently takes the golden one.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Janken that shit, man. Only way."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey!"
    Erl K. (GM): (mfw KT gets hot pink)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh, fine. Black's okay too."
    Erl K. (GM): (can he be any more of a girl)
    Tommy Takeshi: He takes the depressing one.
    Hana Shiratori: "Everyone's so excited..." Hana murmurs as she took the blue one.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "An' I was all ready to Janken."
    Erl K. (GM): (Tets u should tell Tommy to grab the pink one)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He takes the white one.
    Hana Shiratori: Hana makes sure to give the pink one to Hane.

    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy boots the COMP on, half-expecting it to be out of batteries.
    Erl K. (GM): In a moment, everyone had their COMPs. However, as they recalled Lucia's instructions, they remembered they had to do another step.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Alright, let's see here, "Key of Solomon"..."
    Erl K. (GM): As Tommy boots up the COMP, it immediately displays the winking face of a strange creature, which takes over the background.
    Hana Shiratori: "Hold up, Lucia notes we had to do another step-"
    Tommy Takeshi: "What the-."
    He squints.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Damn it Tommy."
    Hana Shiratori: "You did it too, Tetsuo."
    Erl K. (GM): Similarly, all the other COMPs had a background that displays a creature of some sort on the background, all of them rather cutesy.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Lies and Slander."
    Erl K. (GM): Was this Lucia's personal taste at work?
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Mine's different, see?"
    Draconic: "Well, I guess I'm orange."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Somebody sure put effort into mascot characters..."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia boots her gold COMP and takes a look at her own desktop

    Tommy Takeshi: "That's Japan for you. Making shit cute when it should be badass."
    Hana Shiratori: "I guess this is rather cute." Hana admits, especially when she remembered the creatures - demons - that Lucia showed them back at the van days ago.
    Draconic: "Mine has some sort of imp...?"
    Draconic: "Thank you, COMP... You're very polite."

    Hana Shiratori ooh
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I like the jingle it plays."
    Julia Takeshi: "Alright, next step then." Julia starts looking for the program they had to download.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha glances at the instructions and follows along

    Kazuma Ryumori follows suit.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Let's see, here..."
    "App store, app store..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Okay, Star of David's fine and all, but the five-pointed one is clearly better for demon summoning. C'mon."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Isn't that the star on the Israeli flag?"
    "Magen David I think?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "This shit ain't nearly satanic enough."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Honestly, I could do without Satanic..."
    Hana Shiratori: "Lemegeton. There's that word again."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "That sounds like a name..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Sounds like Armageddon but lamer."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "weird way to write that."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "A demon's? Or maybe a concept?"
    Tommy Takeshi: Still, he taps on the app.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Guess it's already DL'd."
    Julia Takeshi: "I vaguely recall Lemegeton is something related to mysticism and occultism. The kind of term that gets used by chuuni novels everywhere." Julia mutters as she taps on her app and unwittingly confesses reading chuuni novels.
    Hana Shiratori: For now, Hana taps on the Key of Solomon.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You should hang with Hikaru, he loves that stuff."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Isn't that half the reason we keep him around?"
    Erl K. (GM): Before your eyes, the COMP suddenly starts processing hundreds of lines of code.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "No shit computer."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Woah..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hack the planet."
    Erl K. (GM): The screen goes black, while at the same time countless lines begin to scroll down as the console tries its best to report the feedback of what the machine is trying to do
    Hana Shiratori: "I hope we didn't break it..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Do you think it's already summoning something?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Nah, this is the part where it charges us 10 bucks a demon."
    "50 for the big dudes."
    Julia Takeshi: "I call demon gacha."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ugh, please no."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh GAWD FORBID!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Fucking gachas, nothing but rip offs."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana could only agree with Tetsuo and Kazuma.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "If it's a gatcha, that's practically condemning us to death right off the bat..."
    Erl K. (GM): After a few moments, the COMP freezes-
    Tommy Takeshi: "Tetsuo's got Fortune. He'll carry us."
    Erl K. (GM): -And all of a sudden, a new screen appears.
    Julia Takeshi: "At least there is something everybody agrees to"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "True."
    Erl K. (GM): "Select your Navigator."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Eh?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Navigator?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Come on hot girl option."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Like the voice on the GPS?"
    Erl K. (GM): That same choice appears in a single hologram before all of you, the COMPs displaying an image on thin air.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "If it's asking us who's our leader, Isn't it Tetsuo?"
    Erl K. (GM): The image displays two figures, emerging from cards in the air.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "He's the most main-character-y I think."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I don't believe in leaders."
    Erl K. (GM): One if a well-dressed male, and the other is ditzy-looking female.

    Hana Shiratori: Let's focus, guys."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Uh..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Um. Okay...?"
    "Male, I guess?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "..."
    "Fuck it, the bunny chick."
    Tommy Takeshi: He's conflicted. On one hand, cute girl. On the other hand, Nozomi would kill him if she - when she found out."
    He flips a coin. 1, girl, 2, guy.
    rolling 1d2
    = 1
    "Girl it is."
    Hana Shiratori: "I guess the male one."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Welp bunny time."
    Julia Takeshi: "Oi, the man ain't bad looking, but the bunnygirl is cute-looking..." Julia thinks for a bit. "I guess I'll go with the girl."
    Erl K. (GM): Looks like girl wins.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Julia, is there something you're not telling me?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Cute's cute. My man."
    Draconic: "That's true."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "But I consider myself a dignified, classy indivipppphhhhh!!!"

    Kazuma Ryumori cracks up.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Nope. Couldn't say that with a straight face."
    Julia Takeshi: "I dunno bro, I ain't the one who flipped a coin to decide between boy or girl there."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "So, what now? I really hope I don't turn into this guy..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "It's a navi, man."
    "She's gonna give us instructions on how to work this thing."
    Tico: "Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii there everyone!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hi."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "EEEK!"
    Hana Shiratori: "hello."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Uh... hi?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Sup"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Yo."
    Tico: "Like, is that how you guys are gonna greet your bestie? Put more enthusiasm into it!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Alright, gimme a sec."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto clears his throat.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Aw hell no."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Um..." okay, enthusiasm...
    Tommy Takeshi: "Is it too late to switch to the guy?"
    Tico: A girly voice emerges from all the COMPs at once, as a holographic figure takes shape before all of you, cocking her hips.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Honk?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, howdy ho, Tico-chan! How you doin!"
    Tommy Takeshi: This cutesy bullshit it too bubblegum sweet to stand.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Psst, thanks Tetsuo..."
    I hang my head in shame...
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I sacrifice myself for the many."
    Tico: "Yay! I love you, Tets-chan!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Lucky you..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ehehe."
    Hana Shiratori: Internally, Hana thought of her as too revealing and provocative, but the guys seems to think of her as cute...
    Tico: The holographic figure moves to hug the man, but sadly passes right through.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Why do you get all the girls, man?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Kaz, she's not real. He's flirting with a computer."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's true, actually."
    Julia Takeshi: "Hahahaha, choosing the girl wasn't a mistake." Julia laughs at Tommy's and the men's reactions.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "This computer summons demons, let's make any assumptions."
    Tico: "So what's up with you guys!? Seven COMPs at once!? You lucky devils!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Say, I didn't notice earlier, but what's with those stripes on your arm?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "And thus tetsuo embarked upon a great quest to bring his 2d waifu into the real world."
    Tico: The floating 'Navigator' floats back, smiling at you.
    Hana Shiratori: And somehow, seeing the girl being all flirty with Tetsuo so openly made her feel uncomfortable.
    Tico: "So, what can I do for you?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Ah, we hope to know how to summon a demon..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Help us conquer the world."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shh, not today, Hikaru."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I wanna rule over Hell and Heaven alike."
    Tico: "Wow, Kazuma-kun! Are you saying these are, like, weird? You shouldn't say that to a woman!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Oh sorry were we still keeping that a secret my baaaaaaaad."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Soon."
    Tommy Takeshi: "How do I get the demons."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Not weird! I was just curious."
    Tico: "Ooooh!? You're gonna conquer the world!? Sounds like fun!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "We're lookin' for the demon summoning app, mind givin us a hand?"
    Tico: "Demons? Oh, getting Demons should be easy squeezy for you guys! I mean, you've already awakened, haven't you?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah we wanna summon something strong to go beat some mushroom-headed jackass."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "We sure got upclose and personal with an old man yeah."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "With a very sinister grin but a friendly disposition."
    Julia Takeshi: "And a long nose..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Is that why you were lagging behind, Hikaru? My, my."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If by awakened you mean had a wacky palm reading done, then yeah."
    Tico: "An old man? You mean, like, a geezer?" Tico blinks, tilting her head. "I don't know who you're talking about, but he sounds funny!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Did anyone take a picture?"
    "Oh, wait..."
    Julia Takeshi: "You should meet him, Tico. I bet you would get along." Definitely not sarcastic
    Tico: "But no, sillies, I meant awakening your Magnetite! You're already using it, dummies!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That so?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Huh...?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "If you say so..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Magnetite? Like the pokemon?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: Magnetite? Wasn't that a pokemon?
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo is just taking this all in stride so far.
    Hana Shiratori: "It's life energy that Igor explained to us."
    Kazuma Ryumori: Wait, no.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Not that I play pokemon or anything. Kid's game."
    Julia Takeshi: "Wait, that Igor talked to us about Magnetite."
    Kazuma Ryumori: That was magnemite.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No, dumbos, the thing Igor mentioned, the thing the cultist guy used to summon Shroomy."
    "That stuff."
    Tico: "I can give you the summoning app, but... Um... You guys won't be able to do anything with it until you get a Demon, you know?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Right... I feel like an idiot..."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia leans towards Tommy. "So how's your collection going? I remember someone was bragging yesterday he only had five pokemons more to go..."
    Hana Shiratori: "Huh?"
    Tico: "I mean, like, I could /totally/ summon one for you guys... But that would be dangerous. I mean, you have no Macca or anything right?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Macca?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Macca?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (metal gear?)
    Hana Shiratori: "Macca...?"
    Julia Takeshi: "... Macca?"
    Hana Shiratori: That's definitely a new word...
    Tommy Takeshi: Another elbow.
    Tico: "If you guys hadn't like, awakened, summoning your first demon would be okay, but it'll be kinda dangerous if I do it now!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "I don't get it."
    Tico: your first demon to awaken you*
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So what now its time to shake down some demons for their pocket money?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Eh?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Might be that this 'Awakening' made us a bit more appetizing."
    Tico: "Umm... Geez, explaining's tough. Gimme asec."

    Kazuma Ryumori: "Maybe we should have picked the other one?"
    Tico: "Okay, here goes. You guys, being humans and all, have Magnetite flowing through your body."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Actually, no."
    "You're kinda charming now that we've been chatting a bit."
    Tico: "That magnetite is, like, super food for the Demons! It's really delicious, and it's what they need to get stronger and bigger and scarier! Grr!"
    "Normally, when one of you guys gets the App, they haven't awakened and their magnetite is all, like, pure! You can do pretty much anything to it!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "bow chica wowwow."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "No."
    "Bad Hikaru. Bad."
    Tico: "What Her Highness did when she made the app was allow normal humans who got it to, like, 'awaken' their magnetite and use that initial BAM that happens when they go all magic and stuff to create a link with another Demon!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Her Highness, ah?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Uh her highness?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Wonder if that's Lucia."
    Hana Shiratori: "I guess Lucia."
    Tommy Takeshi: "It's probably her mom or something, she's what, 20?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You never know."
    Hana Shiratori: "I don't know, the image somehow fits..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "If it was lucy is moving up in the world. From suit wearing girl to queen of magic."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Maybe she's one of those cases where she looks eighteen but is really six thousand?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Well, she is definitely a bit suspicious..." Julia mumbles.
    Tico: "It's like, really confusing, but basically it works the same way that those evil Demon Lords go telling people what to do, only you end up the boss instead, yay!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Kaz, this is Lucia we're talking about. The same one that got shitfaced and argued with me for like an hour about Dio."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "That was cute."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Who, by the way, did everything wrong."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Okay, so what happens if you awaken and miss the chance, like us?"
    Julia Takeshi: "I think I know where this is going..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I mean, it's not like every demon can be picky about used goods, right?"
    Tico: "But, like, that's not all you can do with the App. Once you contract with a Demon, you can do all sorts of stuff like buying skills and good stuff to use on it! Just, like, a, GAME!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Dio from JoJo? Or Virtue's Last Reward?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Put the demons in a head lock until they cry uncle probably."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, if we don't get a freebie, might have to go out and earn it."
    Tommy Takeshi: "RJD, Kaz. Literal legend."
    Tico: "But yeah, anyways, did you guys even, like, notice that you awakened?"
    "You're all magic and stuff!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Really?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "...uh."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Noticed a bit of weirdness."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I did feel a bit more limber than usual."
    Julia Takeshi: "I, uh, that probably happened while we.... were dead?" Julia said
    Tico: "Yeah, just- Gimme a sec, I'll use Her Highness' app for this!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Um... yes?"
    Yeah, that was about as convincing as a blender saying it's an antelope.
    "Although, you've got a point."
    Erl K. (GM): At that moment, the COMP screens flicker, before the party is suddenly faced with what looks like their own portrait, with several numbers and bars overlayed to the side.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "..."
    Hana Shiratori: "Whoa, this is..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "look ma, i'm in a rpg."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh god this is like one of those JRPGs Andrew used to blabber on about..."

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Fortune, huh?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I... didn't realize I had anything against toucans with god complexes... But now that I think about it..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Okay, if I'm start wielding gigantic fuck-off swords, just kill me again."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Guess that tarot shit was important."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I am NOT in over my head."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I picked The Sun.
    Tico: "So, yeah! You guys are really something! Having all powers and stuff without contracting a Demon, isn't that, like, amazing?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Seems pretty neato mosquito."
    Tommy Takeshi: "We did contract with... well, something that's not a Demon, I guess."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Why yes tico flatter me more ~"
    Tico: "Ohh, I see! So you guys made a contract?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, with that long-nosed guy."
    Erl K. (GM): As the party explains their dream in the Velvet Room, Tico nods to herself.
    Tico: "Well, it sounds to me like you guys are Devil Summoners already! All you need to do now is get Vassals!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "How do we do that?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "So, we gotta go out, punch some demons in the head til they get we're the boss?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Say no more, we're going to go have to punch demons into submisison right?"
    Tico: "Well, basically, let me put it this way. The Demon you get when you awaken is, like, the Lord."
    Tommy Takeshi: "But we got no demons, so does that make us the Lords?"
    Tico: "The Lord is the one you get powers from and, like, boss around so that he gets other Demons to join you!"
    "Those are the vassals, and they're pretty much goons that fight for you so you'll feed them your Magnetite! Ah, but that doesn't mean they're weak or anything!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "So this Lord? He won't... resent us, or anything? Right?"
    Tico: "It'd be, like, super awesome if you got a Vassal that was stronger than you. Though it sounds hard..."
    Julia Takeshi: "So its like we're becoming demon banchous"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Demon Conquerors, if you will."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Okay, I think I get it."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (haha title drop)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Then... okay, I want Beelzebub, Asmodeus, uh, maybe a few imps..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Time to get my bancho on."
    Hana Shiratori: "I think those are lords Tommy."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'll take something smaller...."
    Tico: "Anyways, just come back to me when you got a Demon that wants to become your vassal, k?"
    "I'll take care of things riiiight away!"
    Hana Shiratori: "We must start from the small ones."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh. Wait, how do we know if a demon wants to serve us?"
    Hana Shiratori: "And thank you Tico, for the explanation."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You could ask?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Thank you Tico."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Dude, it's a demon. You can't just talk to a demon."
    Julia Takeshi: "Wait Tico, then Bro's guess was right? We're the Lords?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Thanks tico>"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Sure you can."
    Tico: "Umm, well, like, all the Demons know about the vassal and lord system, so I guess they'll let you know?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "We were talkin to Shroomy just fine."
    Tommy Takeshi: "You can!?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Told ya."
    Tico: "And oh yeah you totally can talk to Demons! Some of them are really fun, like Her High- OOPS!"
    Tico covered her mouth.
    Hana Shiratori: "......."
    Tico: "Aaanyways, good luck out there guys! Bye!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Okay, totally not suspicious."
    Hana Shiratori: "Wait-"
    Tommy Takeshi: "..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Wonder what that could mean."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Now what?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Sure..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "So I'm thinking, a demon made this app and put it on the store."
    Erl K. (GM): Tico disappeared, and the COMPs returned to the Desktop.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, so, new heading."
    Tommy Takeshi: "And a bunch of cultists downloaded it and blew up Tokyo."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Are we entirely sure she's actually a computer program?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Maybe 'her highness' is not Lucia after all."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Go find some demons."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy scoffs. "Of course not. Lucia's our pal. She can't be a demon."

    VII: Things are Fairy Different Now

    Erl K. (GM): At the same moment that Tetsuo said that...
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, I guess we'll roam the street like some sort of Mad Max gang."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Lemme get my mask from the stash-"
    Erl K. (GM): "Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp!" A voice echoed through the ruined street.
    Hana Shiratori: "!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hero time."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh you just had to say it, didn't you?!"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy stashes the COMP in his jacket.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia instantly sprung out from the van.
    Tommy Takeshi: "COMING!"

    Hikaru Kuzunoha cracks his knucles
    Tommy Takeshi: He dashes after Julia.
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma runs in the direction of the voice.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo jogs off towards the yell, stashing his COMP.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "race you there."
    Hana Shiratori: "Oh dear..." Pocketing her COMP, Hana quickly follows.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hana, keep behind me and Tetsuo!"
    "And Hikaru, take this seriously!"
    Hana Shiratori: She could only hope they won't die like last time. She doubt they'd get another chance.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Less talkin', more movin'!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It just had to be zombies...."
    "But.... what are those other things?"
    "HEY! YOU! UGLY!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "More importantly... who asked for help?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Where did the scream come from?"

    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma sees the girl surrounded by... things.
    Then he notices something off about her.
    "Uh, is it just me? Or does that girl have wings?
    "Also, why are more just spawning out of the damn woodwork? Because this is totally fair..." I growl, brandishing my knife, the only weapon currently on my person. It wasn't much, but it was something.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Whoa, what the..."
    Tiana: "Eeeek!" Before your eyes is a fantastic sight. At first you think it's just a trick of the eyes, but
    Tommy Takeshi: "That's not a demon. That's a fairy."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Doesn't matter what she is, she's in trouble."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana couldn't help but agree with Tommy.
    Julia Takeshi: "Tch." Julia clicks her tongue, clenching her fists, already equipped with brass knuckles. She doesn't care if the girl has wings or is an human or anything like that. It is evident she is in dire straits and needs help.
    "Hey! Get off her, assholes!" She shouts at the nearby demons.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Whatever she is, she's in trouble."
    Tommy Takeshi: "THEN GET OVER HERE!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Save the cute girl I guess."
    Tiana: You realize that the floating girl is not an illusion, but rather real.
    Tommy Takeshi: He ran forward, waving around his baseball bat and trying to look threatening.
    Hana Shiratori: "But how do we...?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tommy, you look the part, but you act like a total wuss when it comes down to it, you know."
    Tommy Takeshi: The dog-people looked scary, but the ones on the right were half-dead already.
    Tiana: Despite having a form that looks like a teenage girl, the fairy is short enough to pass for a child, and she is currently making a fearful expression as the Demons close in around her.
    Hana Shiratori: Last time they go against a demon, all of them ended up dead. So they shouldn't rush ahead without any plans...
    Erl K. (GM): The moment you enter the scene, the demons that were chasing her around turn around towards you.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey! You! With the teeth! Pick on something that deserves it!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Tico said we have awakened and filled with magic... But how do we actually use it?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "FOOD? I'LL EAT YOU, DOG-BREATH!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Like you?" Julia replies to Kazuma, as she stands in the front, ready to fight.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Yeah, guess again!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Time to break faces."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Sorry, but we have other plans."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Better get ready to hunt some big game, small fry!"
    Tiana: The fairy looks at the humans with a confused stare, but seeing them confident before the Demons her eyes dawn with realization.
    "I-if you help me, I'll make it worth your while, Devil Summoners! I promise!"
    The fairy shouted.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Deal."
    Tommy Takeshi: "DON'T SWEAT IT!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Got it!"

    Julia Takeshi: With these words, Julia charges forward into the fray, a wild and wide grin in her mouth. "It's been a loooong while since I could go all oouuut!"

    Kazuma Ryumori: "I was going to help whether you repaid me or not. Don't worry about it."
    I flash the winged girl what I hope is a reassuring grin.
    Tommy Takeshi: (we need a turn counter)
    (or everyone's gonna attack at once)
    (and itll be a mess)
    Erl K. (GM): kk
    Julia Takeshi: (agreed with blobs)
    Tommy Takeshi: (erl, decide who goes first)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Divide and Conquer sound good?)
    Tommy Takeshi: (i recommend basing it on AGI)
    Kazuma Ryumori: I recommend that the coward go first so that we don't all get shafted when he bails.
    Tommy Takeshi: (who's the coward now)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (wowow fightin words)
    Erl K. (GM): Hikaru first
    Hana Shiratori: Hana shook her head. There is no use in confusing herself. She just needs to face ahead and follow whatever her mind and instinct told her to.
    Kazuma Ryumori: (I don't care)
    Julia Takeshi: (Rip vri)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (more like rip demons)

    Hana Shiratori: (Go vriii)
    Julia Takeshi: (I'm trying to recall my SMT knowledge, I think we gotta punch out the kobolds and magic up the zimbambos)
    Tommy Takeshi: (vri, remember, target with the ruler)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: oh k
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Target that slime and swing with iron pipe
    Erl K. (GM): uh
    can do that actually
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (you can use the macro son)
    Tommy Takeshi: (you have a button for it)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha:
    Hikaru Kuzunoha attacked Slime with a lead pipe!
    Damage (Phys) 60
    Erl K. (GM): (also tell me when you want to OL)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (was doing that)
    Hana Shiratori: (OL?)
    Tommy Takeshi: (overlimit)
    (your chariot thing)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (okay)
    Kazuma Ryumori: (Yep)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (I'll hold off on suicide for now)
    Erl K. (GM): The party is suddenly amazed when Hikaru darts forward at a speed that would make an olympic runner jealous, and cleaves through the slime with a powerful swing that actually causes dust to lift up from the floor, together with the splatter of slimey fluids everywhere.
    Slime: "OOOoooooOAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!"
    The slime cries in pain.
    Erl K. (GM): Julia's turn
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Welcome to the home run ya gooey fuckface!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (that doesn't even make sense)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (shut up)
    Kazuma Ryumori: (LOL!)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (git gud at trash talk)
    Kazuma Ryumori: (too late, man)
    Julia Takeshi: Julia dashes towards the nearest Kobold, still smiling as she draws her fist into an uppercut. "Hey, ugly! Say bye-bye to those teeth of yours!"
    And with these words, she punches the demon with all of her strength.

    Julia Takeshi:
    Julia Takeshi attacked Kobold with a pair of brass knuckles, surging with unstoppable power!
    Damage (Almighty) 62
    Kazuma Ryumori: (Now that's trash talk!)

    Erl K. (GM): Just like Hikaru, Julia dashes with extreme speed and clocks the Kobold right on the face. To everyone's surprise, the moment she does so her fist explodes with energy and half of the Kobold's body is burnt by energies that glow almost purple with intensity.

    Julia Takeshi: "Shit, Bro, quick, gimme a word that's good enough to describe this!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Arright, let's go."
    Tommy Takeshi: "DOG STEAK!"
    Erl K. (GM): (Julia achieved her dream)
    Erl K. (GM): (she became a fighting game character)
    Julia Takeshi: "Hahahaha!"
    Hana Shiratori: Needless to say, Hana is left gobsmacked at all the stunts her friends are pulling off.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo dashes in to finish off Julia's hapless victim.

    Morm: (let's live dangerously)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto lunged at Kobold!
    Hit (DC50) 59
    Crit(DC25) 65
    Damage (Phys) 63
    Crit Damage 86
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (daanga zone)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Nice one Yoshimoto!"
    Erl K. (GM): (Congrats on being the first to use a Skill)
    Tommy Takeshi: (is that a 50% hit rate and 75% crit rate)
    Morm: (Fortune boiz)
    Hana Shiratori: (rip kobold)
    Morm: (prolly coulda just hit the other guy but w/e)
    Erl K. (GM): Unlike the others, Tetsuo did not simply dash forwards. Instead, he remembered what Tico said about the powers within, and looked upon himself to gather energy from his soul.

    Erl K. (GM): At that moment, his body lowered into a stance, his muscles tensed and filled with power, and he leaped towards the Kobold so fast that he left an explosion of dust behind him.
    Before anyone could react, his weapon struck the Kobold with such power that its head was reduced to a bloody pulp, the Demon's blood and viscera fllying for a brief moment- Before turning into ashes.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hell yeah!"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy feels just a bit queasy now.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Dayamn son!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Niiice one."

    Tommy Takeshi: "Y-yeah, that was brutal."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Yeah, wanna back off? We can let you live if you do."
    Erl K. (GM): The demons become more wary of the party.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Probably..."
    Erl K. (GM): The fairy uses this chance to retreat from their group!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "What's wrong? Thought you wanted a nice meal? Don't tell me you jerkoffs are gonna dine and dash?!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I think that might've been their plan."
    "Some people are just lousy like that."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo grins ferociously, eyes alight.
    Hana Shiratori: Seeing all her friends remaining brave and fearless in front of the demons, who are getting wary and closer, helps Hana to stand her ground.
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy forces himself to laugh confidently. "You scared yet? Better just give up before we do even worse!"
    Please back off, please back off...
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (might wanna hit that slime, it's weakened)
    Hana Shiratori: (Go Tommy)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Alright, hard way it is." Seeing no takers, he swings at the already wounded slime.
    Tommy Takeshi attacked Slime with an aluminium bat!
    Damage (Phys) 56
    Erl K. (GM): The slime is crushed and reduced into a puddle of goo by Tommy's relentless swings.
    Hane Kanzaki attacked Slime with a knife! The weapon glows with lunar light!
    Damage (Phys) 51
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Alright, Tommy!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hehe!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (Did all the hard work)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'll be honest, I thought you were going to run for a moment there, but that was pretty amazing, to be honest."
    Tommy Takeshi: It feels good, but not really. He did just kill something, even if it was a demon.
    Hana Shiratori: "N-nice, Hane!"
    Erl K. (GM): Hane dives forward and attacks with her knife at the slime, her knife glowing with a strange white light.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Man, I ain't no chicken!"

    Julia Takeshi: "Good job Bro!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (tommy is the other white meat)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hmph, these freaks are gonna wish they never met any of us. Or that girl."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I haven't run front a fight even once!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "But this is really gonna suck..."
    Tommy Takeshi: Granted, he's never actually BEEN in a fight before, but no need to tell Kazuma that.
    Kazuma Ryumori:
    Kazuma Ryumori used Agi! Slime was set ablaze by a surge of flames!
    Burn (DC75) 83
    Damage (Fire) 48
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (whoosh)
    (make sure to use the ruler)
    Tommy Takeshi: The hell!? Did Kazuma just get wizard powers!?
    Erl K. (GM): (who did he target)
    Kazuma Ryumori: I'm not entirely sure where the word comes from, but it arrives automatically.
    "Agi!" I shout, a surge of fire erupting in the slime's general direction.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (I assume the same one Hane hit)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Burn you slimy bag of bones!"
    Erl K. (GM): The slime screeches as it is set ablaze, the fire spell especially effective as it reduces the Slime's digestive fluids to a foul-smelling pile of cinder that melts away in the wind.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ugh, gross."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "And for the record, yes. I did."
    "That's a lie. Honestly, I have no idea how in the hell I did that!"
    Hana Shiratori: Hana took a deep breath. She can do this, she can do this...!
    Tommy Takeshi: (psst, anything not in quotes isnt being said out loud)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You've got this, Hana."
    Hana Shiratori:
    Hana Shiratori used Bufu! Slime was struck by a freezing blast of ice shards!
    Freeze (DC80) 46
    Damage (Ice) 57
    Tommy Takeshi: "Whoa. Even more wizard shit."
    Erl K. (GM): 85.5
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Nice one, Hana-chan!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Sweet!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (WEAK)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Nice slimsicle."
    Hana Shiratori: "T-thank you."
    Julia Takeshi: "Well done, Hana!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Alright, dog guys. There's only two of you left. You gonna apologize for attacking Miss Fairy like that or are you gonna run with your tails between your legs?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Nah don't run I'm not finished yet."
    Erl K. (GM): Hana's power surges from her body in the form of a frigid gust of ice shards, that the moment they come into contact with the Slime cause it to freeze like a sculpture and shatter.
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah don't run, there's something more I wanna try!"
    Kobold: The Kobolds take a single step back, but their faces quickly show rage at being taunted.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Rip 'em apart Julia!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey, dog breath! Last chance to run!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shit, get ready Hikaru!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Take your best shot roadkill."
    Kobold used Agi! Hikaru Kuzunoha was set ablaze by a surge of flames!
    Burn (DC75) 6
    Damage (Fire) 31
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Got nothing to say?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Look out!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hikaru!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Ow
    Tommy Takeshi: Shit! They get wizard powers too!?
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Are you okay?"
    Erl K. (GM): Hikaru doubles back as the flame burst hits him, singing his clothes and causing his body to light up with pain.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (buster wolf)
    Julia Takeshi: "The fuck?"
    Erl K. (GM): However, where the flame should've swallowed him and consumed him, the flames somehow dissipate and he remains standing, albeit wounded.
    Kobold lunged at Tommy Takeshi!
    Hit (DC50) 81
    Crit(DC50) 41
    Damage (Phys) 39
    Crit Damage 59
    Tommy Takeshi: "Eh-?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Tommy!"
    Erl K. (GM): Similarly, a Kobold lunges for Tommy with its bat raised, and Tommy attempts to dodge the reckless charge.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That was too close..."
    Erl K. (GM): However, the Kobold's maul catches by the shoulder, and Tommy is sent flying by the brutal impact.
    Tommy Takeshi: "GAH!"
    It feels like a wrecking ball, but he's still alive somehow.
    Julia Takeshi: "You fuckeers!" she immediately flies into a rage.
    Erl K. (GM): Despite this, he quickly gets to his feet when he finds his strength, although he clutches his bleeding shoulder.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (and now julia will murder that kobold)
    Erl K. (GM): And at the moment that the Kobolds attack...
    Tiana used Zan! Kobold was blasted by a whirlwind!
    Damage (Wind) 40
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Whoa!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Urgh... this is what I get for trying to be nice..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "mind your skirts girls."
    Julia Takeshi: "That dogface... is.... MINE!"
    Erl K. (GM): One of the Kobolds is knocked back by a wave of wind that sends him flying, crashing against one of the concrete buildings with a sickening noise.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Also, dogs? Guys? Honestly, please run. For your own sakes."
    Erl K. (GM): Somehow, he stands back up, but his expression is furious.
    Hana Shiratori: "This wind... is it from the fairy's?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "That's the spirit man."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I mean, you guys suck, but Julia is going to turn you inside out."
    "And that's sugar coating it."
    Hana Shiratori: Still, Hana bit her lip. She wanted to do something for the injured, but as it stands she simply doesn't have the means...
    Tiana: "Eeek!" The pixie tries to fly away from the Kobolds.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "She didn't send us, you lousy goblin!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Urgh... leave the fairy alone..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "What do you guys call yourselves anyway? I don't really feel like calling you dogs."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia is going berserk to the side
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Looking at the wrong person, YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING HERE."
    Erl K. (GM): At that moment, Kazuma's COMP vibrates.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Eh?"
    Erl K. (GM): Curious, the boy lifts the COMP to look at it, and at that moment like a camera, the screen turns to focus on the Kobold, before revealing something.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Kobolds..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Good-natured my ass."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Kinda cool actually. My kind of demon..."
    "Hey, you if you just let this go, maybe we could do you a solid?"
    Kobold: The Kobolds are too angry to listen.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (can i go now?)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Darn."
    Julia Takeshi: "Hahahaha...." Julia suddenly laughs, staring at Kazuma with bloodshot eyes.
    "They. Are. Already. Dead."
    Erl K. (GM): (yes vri)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Yeah, they're dead.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha:
    Hikaru Kuzunoha cleaved Kobold with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 36
    Damage (Phys) 66
    Crit Damage 114
    Tiana: "S-save me, please!" The fairy says, as she runs from the demons chasing her.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "You ain't got nothing to worry about girlie."
    "The red ranger has arrived."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "She's all yours Hikaru."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Tch that hurt and I was the one doing it
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I mean, you've been pretty gung ho about saving her, after all."
    Erl K. (GM): Almost gallantly, Hikaru jumps on one of the kobolds and hits him with a whirling roundouse kick, that for some reason glows with a golden light.
    The kick shears the Kobold head to toe, killing him instantly.

    Kazuma Ryumori cheers and gives some mild applause.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Jesus, dude, calm down."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Also, wow, that is gross.
    "And gonna leave a stain."
    Hana Shiratori: "That's some paradoxical reaction..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Aww. They look adorable together."
    Julia Takeshi: "Hey, DOGSHIT!" Julia suddenly dashes with great force, causing cracks to appear on the already ruined street as she appears between Hikaru and the last kobold. "YOU TARGETED THE WRONG MAAAN!"
    Julia Takeshi cleaved Kobold with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 27
    Damage (Phys) 74
    Crit Damage 112
    Erl K. (GM): OHKO
    Hana Shiratori: (Sasuga)

    Kazuma Ryumori looks away from the resulting blood explosion extraordinaire.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That was really cool.
    And really, really gross."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Not bad julia, someday you might be as good as me."

    Erl K. (GM): With a single swing of her palm, which glows with the same golden light as Hikaru's, Julia backhands the monster and sends him flying through the window of a building, leaving a bloody trail behind.
    Erl K. (GM): The Kobold disappears soon after.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I think she could break you in half by flicking you in the shoulder, to be perfectly honest."
    Erl K. (GM): Victory!
    Tommy Takeshi: "Yeah... that's my sis..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Woot!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Woo, go team!"
    Tommy Takeshi: He doesn't sound as happy as he should.
    Erl K. (GM): Obtained 80 EXP, and 200 Macca.
    Julia Takeshi: "Hah, I was taking dojos down when you were still receiving your mommy's milk, Hikaru!"
    Knowing Julia, that was probably true.
    Hana Shiratori: Hana is just glad the battle is over without worse consequences.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hey fairy, you alright?"
    Hana Shiratori: "You two alright?" She asked to Tommy and Hikaru with concern.
    Erl K. (GM): The party has reached Level 2!

    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "So any wounds yo?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh yeah, you alright fairy girl?" Julia approached her with concern, showing no traces of her earlier rage.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Thought I strained something for a minute, but it worked itself out."
    "You cool, little miss?"

    Tommy Takeshi: "Shit, did my jacket get torn?"
    It's a bit bloody and sore, but he can still move alright.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Adrenaline rush got to him duh
    Tiana: "Th-thank you, humans!" The fairy beams at you, flying excitedly between your ranks, cautious at first, but happily when you don't move against her.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha messes her hair up
    Hana Shiratori: "Hikaru, please be polite."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's nothin', just trying to help."
    Tiana: "U-um, what are you doing...?" The fairy looks confused.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Never"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hikaru quit being a creep to someone you just met."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha shrugs
    Tommy Takeshi: "He's being a creep, feel free to zap him with wind if he tries something weird again."
    Tiana: "A-Ah, you're wounded!" The fairy smiles. "I shall heal you, my saviors. A Demon's Oath demands it!"
    The fairy's hands suddenly glow as she directs them at Hikaru.
    Tiana used Dia! Hikaru Kuzunoha was healed!
    HP restored 85
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oath?"
    Hana Shiratori: "Demon?"
    Tommy Takeshi: Man, everyone has wizard powers now.
    Tiana used Dia! Tommy Takeshi was healed!
    HP restored 84
    Julia Takeshi: "D'aaww you're so cute!" Julia starts laughing as she pats the fairy as well.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: '...Thanks."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Don't tire yourself out, now."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Sweet! Even fixed the jacket!"
    Tiana: Before the party's eyes, Tommy and Hikaru's wounds vanish as if they were never there.
    Tommy Takeshi: And the bloodstains are gone, too!
    Hana Shiratori: Hana looked at the fairy, amazed, as she saw her healed Tommy and Hikaru.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait a sec..." he frowns. "You're a demon?"
    "I thought demons were supposed to be like, monsters."
    Julia Takeshi: "Duh." She doesn't seem bothered by that fat.
    Hana Shiratori: "I guess there are different kind of demons."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No one ever said all demons had to be big scary monsters. Some are probably perfectly cool."
    Tiana: "Yes, I am Tiana! A Pixie of the Fairy clan."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Scary monsters ARE cool."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Oh, I'm Tetsuo, nice to meet you."
    Tommy Takeshi: Pixie, Fairy... before Tommy's eyes, his dreams of a Metal world are dying.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Hikaru Kuzunoha."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Tommy."
    Hana Shiratori: "I'm Hana. Nice to meet you, Tiana."
    Julia Takeshi: "Name's Julia Takeshi, nice to meet'cha"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Why were those dweebs after you?"
    Tiana: She looked briefly saddened. "I thought I could work with those Kobolds since they are also of my clan, but they told me that to live here I had to pay a toll of Magnetite."
    Tommy Takeshi: "What!?"
    That does it.
    Tiana: She puffed her cheeks. "As if! Why would I be looking for a place to live in if I knew where to get Magnetite from!?"
    Tommy Takeshi: There's only one thing worse than death... and that's TAXES.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shakin you down for cash, ah? Guess something's are universal."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Well been through one guess we gotta fight the second next."
    Tiana: "I, uh, may have also insulted them and their progenitors when they refused to let me live in."
    Tommy Takeshi: "You get it from humans, don't you?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Pffffff."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That may have added to the problem."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: Nice
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Maybe."
    Julia Takeshi: "To think these evil Kobolds would attack someone as cute as you!" Julia starts getting angry once again. "Well, don't worry about it Tiana. This Nee-san will protect you from now onwards!"
    Hana Shiratori: "You should be more careful with your words next time, Tiana."
    Tiana: "I'm a Pixie, I can't help it! Mocking a bunch of dumbasses is just base instinct!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Aw snap. Well whatever, dog-faces are dog-faces."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Fair enough."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia decides ahead without even thinking about it.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "So, you were looking for a place to crash? Can't you hang with some other Pixies or something?"
    Tiana: "U-Um, what do you mean...?" Julia blinked. "Could it be... You are Devil Summoners!?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "So it would seem."
    Tiana: Julia looks around, confused. "But where is your Lord?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hell yeah we are."
    "You're looking at him!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Uh... sorta?" She shrugged. "We're new to this thing to be honest."
    Hana Shiratori: "Should we call Tico now?"

    Hikaru Kuzunoha poses.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, either he's some weird guy, or we're our own bosses."
    "Little unclear, didn't exactly work out the typical way."
    "Involved dying."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia takes out her own COMP and examines the program to see if anything new popped up.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Turns out that the light at the end of the tunnel is an old man not a train."
    Tico: "SSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssssssssserendipitious!"
    Tommy Takeshi: He blinks. Wait a second. If this fairy's a demon...
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Yo tico."
    Hana Shiratori: "And there she is."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Thank you captain slow."
    Tiana: "W-Wah!"
    Tiana backs away as Tico emerges from the COMPs.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Chill, it's just a hologram."
    Tico: "Yaaaaaaaaaay! You did it guys! You got your super duper first Demon that isn't trying to kill your guts! Congratulations!"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Don't be mean to Tetsuo's virtual girlfriend."
    Tommy Takeshi: He squints and pokes at Tico's arm.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's all lights and sounds 'til someone gets impaled."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana nods, remembering how Tico passes through Tetsuo when she tried to hug him.
    Tico: Tommy's finger passes right through.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Tommy, don't finger in public."
    Tico: "P-pervert." Tico withdraws teasingly.

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto ducks away from the incoming swat.
    Julia Takeshi: "Pffft"
    Tommy Takeshi: "W-what!?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Tets has competition I see."
    Hana Shiratori: "Guys, please."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy fumes and backs up.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Ain't you a lucky girl Tico."
    Tommy Takeshi: His elbow misses Tetsuo completely and he nearly falls over.
    Julia Takeshi: "I should teach you how to pick up girls, Bro."
    Tiana: "..." (I don't like how this old hag just stole all the attention away from me...)
    Hana Shiratori: "Tiana looked frightened here."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I already have a girlfriend... probably..."
    If she's still alive.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Gotta stay loyal to that girl of yours you keep ramblin' about."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia frowns upon hearing Tommy's words, suddenly remembering that fact. Her face clouds over and she falls silent, thinking about something.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Rgh..."
    "Tiana, feel free to say no if you want, but."
    Julia Takeshi: (Maybe we should search for Tommy's girlfriend soon...)
    Tommy Takeshi: "We've got seven people's worth of Magne-whatever."
    Tico: "Anyways, if you guys wanted me to come out so much, then I guess you want Miss Fairy over here to join you, right? That's, like, epic!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wanna tag along with us?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Still not convinced she's real" Hikaru whispers to tets.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (This is what I was suggesting earlier)

    Julia Takeshi: (the parenthesis there just were Julia's thoughts)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (TELEPATHY)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (maaaaaaaagic)
    Julia Takeshi: (I guess I should change the thought format to just no "s)
    Tico: "Whaddya say, fairygirl!? Want to become one of these young, strong studs' Vassals?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Don't scare her off now."
    Tiana: "Hmm..." Tiara floats down, taking the girl's comment seriously.
    She eyes the party, and for some reason the cute girl from before seems to recede as she eyes the lot of you like she was sizing up a prime beef.
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy suddenly feels nearly as self-conscious as he did when his pimples started coming out in middle school.
    Tiana: And after a minute that air fades, and she's smiling innocently. "Sure! If you'll have me!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo puffs out his chest, returning to familiar territory.
    Hana Shiratori: "So, what do you say Tiana?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "The more the merrier, I say."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Sweet. Tico, what do we do now?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Sure welcome to the club."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, we'll be thankful to have you with us!" She nods welcomingly
    Tommy Takeshi: "Ritual circle? Blood sacrifice?"
    " sacrifice? I know Kazuma's still available..."
    Tico: "Well first you need to decide who'll be the one to contract with her, silly! You can't pact with her all at once."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hm."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Soooooo?"
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy crosses his arms. "Go ahead and pick, Tiana."
    "But, uh, not me. I'm taken. Sorry."
    Julia Takeshi: "Let Tiana decide." Julia says
    Tico: "Wow, Tommy! You already have a demon? Amazing! Where's he at?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "HA HE."
    Tommy Takeshi: "She's... probably terrorizing a high school."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Love you Tico."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha thumbs up
    Tommy Takeshi: "I know the old dude powered me up, but Nozomi could probably still kick my ass."
    Tiana: "Well, I wouldn't mind sharing, but... Does that mean that none of the others have a Vassal?"
    Julia Takeshi: "... Oh god, she probably could..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: 'Nope."
    Julia Takeshi: "Indeed, none of us have a Vassal. As far as I know."
    Tiana: Hmm...
    Tiana squints...

    "You!" Tiana suddenly flies towards the pink-haired girl, hugging her chest.
    "You smell the most delicious."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Must be the perfume."
    Hana Shiratori: "Hane it is then."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Incoming lez scene next I see."
    Hana Shiratori: "Hush Hikaru."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha giggles to himself
    Julia Takeshi: Totally not jealous. "I-I hope the demon I get is this cute as well..."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Delicious?" She looks vaguely confused, but brushes it off with a smirk.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Cotton candy-head," he offers helpfully.
    Vri: Sorry gotta run
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (seya Vri)

    Tico: "Alright then, time to form the pact then!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (smooch her)
    Tico: "You're alright with her becoming your vassal, right Han-chan!?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Yeah, of course."
    Tico: "Awesome! Then I'll just do this and-"
    Erl K. (GM): After mumbling to herself, Tico suddenly steps back as a voice speaks from the heavens.
    Tiana: "I do, O heavenly judge." Tiana vows solemnly, before huffing. "Jeez, just get this over with!"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Yes, I shall."
    A link of light briefly forms between Hane and the Fairy, before disappearing after a few seconds.
    Tiana: Tiana twirls.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Is that gonna happen every time one of us does this now?"
    "S'really formal."
    Tiana: "I'm in your care, Master~!" She says giddily, before her eyes widen as her body lights up with energy.
    "Oooh, I can feel it! This Magnetite! It's so pure and strong! So good~"
    The fairy buzzes around excitedly, filled with newfound vigor.
    Tiana has become Hana's Vassal!

    VIII: Shopping's just dead around here, geez

    Hane Kanzaki: "Glad to know you're feeling energetic!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "We're not gonna run out of this stuff, are we?"
    Erl K. (GM): You can now control her Token, KT
    Hana Shiratori: You're feeling alright, Hane?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Like, it's our soul or something."
    Erl K. (GM): She acts on the same turn as you
    Hane Kanzaki: ( gotcha )
    Hana Shiratori: "No headaches or anything?"
    Julia Takeshi: She says nothing, but she stares worriedly at Hane.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Yeah, I'm feeling fine. Thanks for the concern."
    "I'll tell you guys if something iffy happens."
    Tico: "Well," Tico said. "No, not normally. But, like, there's a limit to the number of Demons that you can pact with depending on how strong you are!"
    "if you're like, a super badass, you could even rule an army!"
    Hana Shiratori: "That makes sense." Hana nods.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "An army, huh..."
    Hana Shiratori: Though she wonders what kind of person could have an army of demons at their disposal...
    Tico: "Oh, and there's a difference in the number of demons you can have in stock, and the ones you can have summoned though."
    Julia Takeshi: Her eyebrow shoots upwards. "An army you say?" There's badly disguised excitement there.
    Chances are that Tokyo is about to be taken over by a delinquent demon army.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hm..."
    Hana Shiratori: "In stock...?"
    Tico: "Sorry, but right now the Summoning App only lets you summon up to 2 Demons... But for some reason you guys can only summon one right now! WHOOPS!"
    "Maybe it's because you're all bunched up together?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "One, or one each?"
    Tico: "One each, of course!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Huh. Well that's alright. We'll figure it out as we go. I feel pretty great anyway."
    Julia Takeshi: "Damn, my plans for world conquest..."
    Tico: "Anyways, lemme explain how Summoning works!"
    Hana Shiratori: "I don't mind. We should start out slow so we can familiarize ourselves with it."

    Erl K. (GM): ---TICO'S SUMMONING APP 101---
    Each character has a 'stock' of Demons, which limits the maximum number of demons they can contract with.
    That number is 2 for now, but might go higher after new Summoning functions are implemented.
    Demons that aren't summoned remain in the stock, which is based inside the COMPs which the players carry around.
    If the COMP is damaged, the Demons come out, though if they are dead and the COMP is destroyed they are lost forever (don't let that happen)
    Summoning and unsummoning a Demon is a free action, you can still act after summoning a Demon.
    Erl K. (GM): The demon can't act on that turn, though.
    The Macca you have obtained can be used to upgrade your Demons, through various functions that will be implemented as the story progresses.
    Be careful of Macca management, as the entire party shares it.
    Demons will also level up naturally, so don't worry about someone being left behind because you're stingy with money.

    Tommy Takeshi: "So it's like a pokeball...?"
    "Hey, Tiana, what's it like in a COMP?"
    Tiana: "Well, I've never been in one before! If I had a Lord before, I wouldn't have been wandering around like a useless dead weight!"
    Julia Takeshi: "I think the important thing is that... COMPs are basically our lifeline right now. If they break, we're pretty much dead, right?" She said out loud.
    Tommy Takeshi: "We should get cases."
    Hana Shiratori: "I guess that's true..."
    Tommy Takeshi: His phone case is too small, though.
    Hana Shiratori: "We must be careful not to lose it."
    Hane Kanzaki: "I'm sure someone's made tacky apparel for these things."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Tacky? I thought phone straps would be right up your alley, Hane."
    "Oops, Kanzaki. Sorry, still getting used to talking JP all the time."
    Julia Takeshi: "Also, Tico... what happens to the demons inside a COMP if it is destroyed. Would they die?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (didn't she answer that)
    Erl K. (GM): yo i just said that
    Hane Kanzaki: "Phone straps used to be my thing."
    Julia Takeshi: (sorta, she said lost forever, but doesn't quite cover it)
    (ie it could mean they're released)
    (although ur right, the forever part implies death)
    Erl K. (GM): (they're released if they are alive)
    (if they are dead and there's nowhere to hold them, they vanish)
    Tommy Takeshi: "They're still good." He's got one for Dio, one for Slayer, a Disturbed Guy, a pentagram, an Illuminati symbol, some snakes, a skull...
    Tico: "Anyways, I'll jump right back to you guys whenever there's something new on the App, okies?"
    "See ya later, toodles!"
    Tico vanished.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, that was enlightening."
    Hana Shiratori: "So where should we go now?"
    Tiana: Tiana watched the woman vanish, blinked, then turned her eyes towards her summoner, cutely swinging her body in the air while her hands were behind her back.
    "So where to next, Master?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Well, I had a few ideas" Julia speaks off, trying to call everyone's attention.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, we could look for more demons, we could try and find our people..."
    Tiana: "Are you looking for anything in particular, Master?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Hmm..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "We'll run into plenty of demons whether we like it or not. What's up, Julia?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Could also wander around tryin' to find Lucia."
    Tiana: "I've been flying over this area for a while, so I've seen some stuff!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh! Have you seen any humans?"
    Tiana: Tiana flied high into the air, and puffed up her chest.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Oh, have you?"
    Tiana: "I'll spot anything you want! Hah!"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Yeah, what Tommy said."
    "People would be nice."

    Hana Shiratori agrees.
    Julia Takeshi: "You see, I doubt Bro's gonna calm down until we can confirm his girlfriend's safety. Also, the note Lucy dropped is very recent, so maybe there are chances she's still around here somewhere."
    Tiana: "Humans...?" Tiana blinked, before humming and thinking to herself.
    "Ah, there were those, but...!"
    Julia Takeshi: "So... maybe we should split up. Tommy and me will go check out his gf's status, while you guys search the surroundings for Lucy."
    Tiana: Tiana made a frightened face, looking fearful for a moment before she turned angry.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Nozomi's gonna be fine. I'm not panicked or anything."
    More like he's afraid to find out.
    Hana Shiratori: "I think splitting up is a bad idea."
    Tiana: "Jeez, those assholes almost shot me because I flew up to them suddenly!"
    Hane Kanzaki: "I'd rather us be together... splitting up only makes us wor-"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Seriously? I mean, I could understand it if you were one of those dog-faces, but you look harmless."
    Tiana: "I don't want to hang out with brute limp-dicks like them!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Shot you say?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Might be the self-defense guys."
    Tommy Takeshi: "...okay, not so harmless."
    Julia Takeshi: "Could you describe them to us?"
    Tiana: "Yeah, these humans who were all funny looking! They were wearing these blue suits and funny hats, and were with some other humans."
    "But they looked REALLY scary."
    Julia Takeshi: "Probably the cops, yeah..."
    Tiana: "Shooting at me with those guns..." Tiana grumbled.
    Hana Shiratori: "Sounds like SDF or the police."
    Julia Takeshi: "Tell us, Tiana, have you seen a blonde suit-wearing girl?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "So there are survivors!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No, duh."
    Tommy Takeshi: "We gotta at least check out the police. They can put us in contact with our folks."
    Tiana: "Suit-wearing?" Tiana frowned, thinking deeply.
    "Nah, I don't think so. Seen a lot of men with suits, but no one that looked cute like me!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, there's a dead end on that for now."
    Hane Kanzaki: "I guess we'll have to talk to those militants..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "May as well go check out the weird guys."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I don't think splitting up is TOO bad of an idea, actually."
    "There's seven - eight of us."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, checking the police might be the rational thing to do right now..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If the cell phones are working, we can even stay in touch."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No guarantee they'll be any help, though..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "And those baddies earlier weren't too bad."
    Hana Shiratori: "But Tommy, we're facing demons." Hana argued. "We never know how dangerous it could be...
    Julia Takeshi: "Hmm...." Julia checks if her phone works by calling Tommy, but then... "Actually can't we keep contact with our COMPs?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo is reminded of Lucia's note to abandon typical common sense.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Yes, because people call 119 with their email."
    Tiana: "Eeeeh?" Tiana looks shifty. "You really want to go get those humans? Grrr..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Demons can also be tiny and cute and we can talk to them."
    Tiana: "Fine! If it's Master's command..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Nah, how about this."
    "Hane, you go look for Lucia.
    "Julia and I will go talk to the police."
    Erl K. (GM): (Do you guys have any way to communicate)
    (Have you considered that there is no signal at all)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (if we can't use the COMPs, not really)
    (splitting up seems like a fuckin awful idea tbh)
    Hana Shiratori: "I stand by my point."
    Tommy Takeshi: (awful ideas are my specialty)
    Hana Shiratori: "I don't think it's a good idea at all."
    Draconic: I think I'm back.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Urgh... well, we could all stick together, I guess."
    Draconic: For a little while anyway.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Tiana, you could stay in the COMP while we talk to the police."
    Julia Takeshi: "Was talking about keeping contact between us Hane." Julia sends a mail to Hane.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Here's my pitch, we sidle up to where those weird guys might be, take a look at what's up with them, and if they're sketchy, we move on."
    Hane Kanzaki: ( do comps have signals )
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Try not to draw attention."
    Hana Shiratori: "Sounds reasonable."
    Julia Takeshi: "Also I guess I agree with Tets."
    Tommy Takeshi: "They don't need to know anything about us being Devil Summoners."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I vote putting Tetsuo in charge."
    Hana Shiratori: "We must be careful to keep Tiana out of sight from them."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hey, now, c'mon..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Kazuma, I'm telling you, leaders are not a thing."
    Erl K. (GM): (Hmm)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Everyone gets an equal say."
    Erl K. (GM): (Lets say they do have phone functions, but no signal for the time being)
    Hane Kanzaki: "That is not what we are talking about right now, Kaz."
    Julia Takeshi: (In DeSu COMPs worked despite everything else not working, which is why I tried lol)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "After that, for better or worse, we should go on the look-out for other survivors, people we know, Lucia, etc."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah no signal on the COMPs either."
    Erl K. (GM): (Yeah but in DeSu 2 they didn't)
    Tommy Takeshi: "And food. We should look for food."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Maybe see about getting some vassals for the rest of us too, ah?"
    Erl K. (GM): (it was just a magic App)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Demons might be able to survive on Magnetite, but I can't."
    Hana Shiratori: "Tommy raises a good point."
    Julia Takeshi: (DeSu 2 used normal phones iirc)
    Tiana: "Alright!" Tiana agreed with Tommy's suggestion, before grumbling again.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Fair enough."
    Tiana: "I still have to guide you, though..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Hm..."
    Tiana: "Let's go, Master!" She said to Hane. "I'll show you where those Humans went."
    Hana Shiratori: "Thank you Tiana." Hana said appreciatively.
    Hane Kanzaki: "You won't be hidden for long, I promise."
    Erl K. (GM): As Tiana guides you through the streets, you catch sight of many things.
    Homes that have been abandoned, cars that have been left open... Windows shattered, and children toys left on the street.
    Julia Takeshi: "Thanks, Tiana."
    Erl K. (GM): A scene straight out of the apocalypse.
    Julia Takeshi: "Uh wow, what happened here? How did the city collapse this fast?"
    Hana Shiratori: "This is horrible..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It's definitely unsettling…"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Demons, I'll guess."
    Tiana: "Hm? Ah, that's probably due to the nastier Demons rampaging around when they were summoned."
    "We at the Fairy clan can be pretty awesome and badass, but we usually keep to ourselves unless someone pisses us off."
    "This was probably the work of Fury demons, maybe even Tyrants or Fallen."
    She doesn't look very concerned by the loss of human life.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Just for my personal peace of mind… uh… we aren't going to just… I dunno, run into Cthulhu or Nyarlathotep, or something, right?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, we are now.
    Tommy Takeshi: "If we do, we'll kick its ass too. With our wizard powers."
    Julia Takeshi: "I swear I'm going to feed you to the tentacles first."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana doesn't say anything. Tiana is a demon, no matter how cute or human she looked, so she's bound to have a different common sense from them.
    Julia Takeshi: "At least we ain't schoolgirls anymore..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Dman it, Tetsuo's right. I might've jinxed us."
    "I really hope I didn't."
    Erl K. (GM): As Tiana continues to guide the party, a few times they are set on edge by what feels like a hostile presence drawing near, but Tiana helplfully steers the party away from said trouble by scouting ahead.
    Thus preventing them from wasting the rest of the day fighting against Demons.
    However, the path to where Tiana found the humans is still a tricky one.
    The city seems much larger when one has no access to cars, trains, or any means of transportation other than their feet.
    Tommy Takeshi: "If we do run into Demons..." Tommy muses as they walk. "Let's try talking first."
    Erl K. (GM): Before you know it, an entire hour has passed, and some of you feel hungry.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I agree."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "May as well give it a shot."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If Tiana's nice, there have to be more decent ones."
    Hana Shiratori: "That is an option..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's true. Maybe even the Next Kobold's won't be complete dicks."
    Tommy Takeshi: "No."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Praying I'm right."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Kobolds are all evil."
    Erl K. (GM): It is at that moment that Tetsuo catches sight of a grocery store that appears surprisingly full.
    Tommy Takeshi: "No mercy."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Don't be racist, Tommy."
    Tommy Takeshi: "What!? I'm not-!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Heyo, lookie what we got here."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Uh..."
    Hana Shiratori: "A grocery store?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Just because I guy smells bad when you throw water on them is no cause to discriminate."
    Hana Shiratori: "And it's surprisingly full."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Anyone else feelin' a bit hungry?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "It's just, I mean..."
    "We've killed three of them."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Do they have kosher bacon-flavoured chips? I think those are a thing."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Let's hope not everything is expired."

    Hana Shiratori silently raises hand
    Erl K. (GM): Feeling the pang of hanger, the party enters the grocery store...
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "And we'll probably kill more."
    "No reason to hold it against the whole species."
    Erl K. (GM): But rather than their appetite rising at what they found... It drops sharply.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "But that doesn't mean that all Kobolds are friends."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If they're all sentient, that means we just murdered three - maybe even six people."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Who would've killed us."
    "And eaten us."
    "For lunch."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I guess. Maybe this is the common sense Lucia said we have to abandon."
    Erl K. (GM): One laying over the counter, their body mangled by what looked like huge slash wounds.
    another laying on the floor, half ripped apart.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ah jeez."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh god..."
    Hane Kanzaki: She gags.
    Hana Shiratori: Hana immediately turned away, a hand over her mouth.
    Erl K. (GM): At least half a dozen corpses were lying on the grocery store, their foul smell attracting insects which preyed on the human bodies.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm… I don't think I'm hungry anymore..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo holds his nose and breathes through his mouth, grimacing.
    Tommy Takeshi: His guilty thoughts evaporated with his appetite.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Then he continued forward into the store.
    Tiana: "Hmm..." Tiana fearlessly dives into the store, looking over the rows and grabbing a bag full of donuts still in good shape.
    "These look delicious!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: Against his better judgement, Kazuma feels the urge to check the bodies to make sure than he can't identify anyone. He prays that none of the bodies aren't anyone he knows.
    Tiana: "Hm? Master? Everyone? Is something wrong?" She blinks, before noticing the bodies.
    Hana Shiratori: Sometimes she envy Tetsuo's drive.
    Tiana: "Ah."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Grab some granola bars or something, probably don't wanna get stuff that'll spoil."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey, Tiana, maybe be a little more— actually, never mind…"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Tetsuo, you're already-?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "What?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "We've got to live, after all," she says, trudging forward into the market to grab supplies.
    Tommy Takeshi: "You too?"
    Gah. This is terrible.
    Hane Kanzaki: "We can't feel sorry for every dead person on the streets or we'd be stuck here forver."
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma looks through the isles and gathers some canned pasta.
    Tommy Takeshi: He pulls his shirt up over his nose and braves the store, doing his best to avoid looking at the bodies.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He grimaces, "I'm sorry about the people, but there's nothin' we can do for them now, all we can do, is survive."
    Hana Shiratori: "I'll... stay here." Hana muttered, standing at the entrance.
    Hane Kanzaki: She looks at Tommy, not with a cold look, but a nervous one.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Good idea, Hana, keep a look-out."
    Hana Shiratori: No matter how hard she tried, she still couldn't find the drive and courage to march on.
    "yes, I'll do that."
    Anything to distract her from the gruesome sight.
    Tommy Takeshi: He lasts maybe a minute, grabbing the first fresh-looking thing on the shelves and booking it as fast as possible.
    He only bothers to actually look closely when he's out next to Hana, breathing heavily.
    A jar of pickles.
    Hana Shiratori: "... Are you okay, Tommy?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Prolly not."
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma returns to the entrance with the canned food.
    "I don't blame you."
    Hana Shiratori: She merely nods at that before resuming her watch duty.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "This is a pretty brutal sight."
    Erl K. (GM): With a heavy heart, and thoughts on what has happened, the party continues to be guided by Tiana.
    They eat, but their hearts aren't in it.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo's stomach roils, but he looks through the store carefully, granola bars, some peanut butter, some water, what he can carry.
    Erl K. (GM): It finally dawns on them, how fortunate they have been to have been able to survive up to this point, having cheated Death itself.
    Why them, and not the humans on that store?
    Why were they chosen?
    The words in Igor's contract resound ominously.
    Perhaps the burden of life is greater than they might think...

    Kazuma Ryumori: "Maybe canned food is a mistake actually," said Kazuma. We shouldn't travel heavy after all."
    Erl K. (GM): As the party continues, the sky starts to darken and the sun beings to set.
    Tiana: "Ah!" Tiana blinks. "This is it!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "This is what?"

    Tiana: "This is where the humans were!" Tiana said, flying across the street and pointing at the crossroads the party stood on.
    Hana Shiratori: "I suppose they must have moved on."
    Tiana: "Hmm... I think they were heading that a-way-" Tiana turned to the east, pointing with her finger-

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    Above you.
    IX: Legion of The Not-Quite Unconquerable Damned

    But at that moment.
    She pales.
    "Uh oh..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (suddenly matador)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's not a good sign…"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Eh?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I don't like 'uh oh's."
    Tiana: "Um... Humans don't like fire, right?"
    "And they probably don't like Demons..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "For the most part..."
    Hana Shiratori: "Fire...?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Yeah, fire tends to make humans become dead…"
    Hana Shiratori: The memory of that night immediately came back.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Most things, really."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Fire is definitely not good."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Wait, fire… demons…
    Erl K. (GM): As the party rushed towards Tiana's position, they realized what she was speaking about.
    Further down the street, they could see the orange glimpse of a fire in the distance.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Please tell me we're not dealing with a magma monster…"
    Erl K. (GM): And as they approached... They began to hear the faint voices of what sounded like people, together with other strange sounds...
    But what really convinced them they weren't hearing things-
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh no.."
    Erl K. (GM): -Was the sound of gunshots, which erupted thunderously across the street
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Not good!"
    Kazuma dives to the ground.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Duck!? Guns mean good guys!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Not necessarily!"
    Tommy Takeshi: He runs forward.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (aw fuck)
    Hana Shiratori: "But Lucia's notes says normal weapons are ineffective against demons...!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "They were effective two hours ago!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "What if they've become vassals of a demon Lord?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Tommy, wait up!"
    He runs after him.
    Hana Shiratori: "No, wait!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Shit! What does he think he's doing?!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Don't be so reckless!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Stop!"
    Kazuma runs after Tommy and attempts to tackle him.
    Draconic: What do I roll for this?
    Tommy Takeshi: (you won't need to)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ohhhh, shiit."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Son of a……"
    Hana Shiratori: Hana's face immediately went pale.
    Hane Kanzaki: "The hell is that?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma steps back slightly, nearly tripping over his own feet.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, it's, it's uh, probably a demon."

    Tommy Takeshi: "..."
    Erl K. (GM): (oops)
    Tommy Takeshi: His fists clench.
    Erl K. (GM): didnt notice the guy there)
    (thats just the background
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hello…" he whimpers
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (shh)
    Tommy Takeshi: (oh, so no demon?)
    Erl K. (GM): yes demon
    but not that
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma does as he's told.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (by the by, before we get into a fight, how much is Drac's regen)
    (don't think it showed up last fight)
    Tommy Takeshi: (did our max HP and MP just go up?)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (we did level up)
    Julia Takeshi: (back)
    Tommy Takeshi: (my profile still says level 1)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (look at this helpful police officer)
    (look at attributes)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( wait did the max HP and max MP values on my sheet get screwed up )
    ( didn't see a formula )
    Tommy Takeshi: (they oh they increased slightly)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (YOU HAD TO SAY ZOMBIES)
    Draconic: I just spent my stat point on Vitality.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (that is quite a lot of zambambos)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( just want to confirm with erl incase shit accidentally got screwed up )
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tetsuo, if we make it out of this, punch me in the gut. I deserve it."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hell, I'll punch you in the head."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Um… that's okay… I'm good. I think…"
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh hey look! There's enough for everyone!" Julia said, looking at the number of zombies.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Why did I say zombies..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I believe this is called a Target Rich Enviroment," He joked.
    Julia Takeshi: Then Julia looked past the zombies to what was floating behind them.
    "Uh. That one uhhh... looks pretty freaky. And stronger."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Oh hey i didn't see Legion)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Well, you never know, if we're lucky they're the slow and stupid kin—Oh hell no!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (it's titan all over again)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Ugh, that thing is so gross…" Kazuma retches, then abruptly, "I wonder if I can get info on this thing by checking my COMP?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "More ugly things?"
    Erl K. (GM): you guys
    can take a break while I set things up
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (ah, okay)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( k )
    Tommy Takeshi: (figured that'd be the case)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (brb dog)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "My COMP says it's called Legion."
    Julia Takeshi: (kay)
    Hana Shiratori: (It's now 5:30 AM)
    (I am torn between going all in or if I should go to sleep...)
    Draconic: Sorry for keeping you up for so long Pala.
    Julia Takeshi: (a true man goes all-in!)
    Hana Shiratori: (Nah, this is my choice)
    Julia Takeshi: (aka sleep if u need to lol)
    Draconic: I'll be back in two hours or so.
    Erl K. (GM): im almost done
    in any case
    Draconic: "Okay, don't kill me. At least not until I come back. And don't play nice with Legion. That's an important rule: Never be nice to giant flesh abominations.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (back)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Nemeria scratched at random foes multiple times!
    Hits 2
    Crit(DC90) 15
    Damage (Phys) 70
    Crit Damage 92
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: catte
    Erl K. (GM): ready over here
    how bout there?
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (sure)
    Hana Shiratori: (ready)
    (I've decided to go all in)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( poor lad )
    Cop: "-!? Sir, it's a bunch of kids!"
    Detective Kurosawa: "What!?"
    The party freezes before the sight of the man that's standing amidst the uniformed cops. Having stopped shooting at the approaching horde of undead to turn his sight to the party, his eyes widened when he saw their number as well as their age.
    "What the hell are you doing!?" He shouted. "Why are you getting closer in a situation like this!?"
    Detective Kurosawa shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 87
    Tommy Takeshi: "'Cus you're in trouble, and we're here to bail you out!"
    Detective Kurosawa: "Wha...?" It's at that moment that the suited man catches a glimpse of the fairy floating by Hane's side. "You guys are-!?"
    Cop: "Another demon!?" One of the Cop yells, but his protest is quickly silenced by a figure that slithers from between the men, smiling impishly.
    Julia Takeshi: (back)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Looks like we got another Devil Summoner."
    Nemeria: "I sense power in these humans... Mmm, Master, why don't you accept their help? I'm sure these aren't like the ones that need your protection..."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Tch... Fine!" The Detective looked at the humans. "If you guys can help us out clear this horde, I'll pay you guys back later!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sounds like a plan, Mr. Gumshoe!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Let's do this, then."
    Julia Takeshi: "You got yourself a deal!" Julia said, grinning.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Good as done."
    Erl K. (GM): Vs. Zombie Horde
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (WE DO IT)
    Erl K. (GM): (35 Zombies remain...)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (o-oh)
    Hana Shiratori: (Dang those numbers)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( > 35 )
    Erl K. (GM): (Go go go)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( btw erl you saw my thing in irc right )
    Hana Shiratori: (Which means we gotta take out the demon, not the zombies)
    Erl K. (GM): (they're made of paper)
    Julia Takeshi: (Vri's first)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( its bothering my autism )
    Erl K. (GM): (ah right)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (WWHD)
    Julia Takeshi: (so you should roll for him)
    (btw can we move our tokens for positioning?)
    Erl K. (GM): (yes)
    (You are encouraged to do so)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha cleaved Zombie with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 84
    Damage (Phys) 68
    Crit Damage 105
    (34 zombies remain...)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (we got any multi-target stuff?)
    Erl K. (GM): (not yet)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (hm)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( no because we're scrubs )
    Julia Takeshi: "Alright, let's go!" Julia shouts as a zombie is cleaved in half, and she jumps in, deliering a right hook towards the nearest zombie.
    Julia Takeshi attacked Zombie with a pair of brass knuckles, surging with unstoppable power!
    Damage (Almighty) 72
    Erl K. (GM): The zombie is pulverized to bits.
    Detective Kurosawa: "Not bad, Kid!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Awright, here goes!"
    Erl K. (GM): 33 Zombies remain.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Hrrragh!"
    (fuckin thing glitched again)
    Julia Takeshi: (I guess Tiana attacks during Hane' turn, or...?)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto:
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto attacked Zombie with an aluminium bat!
    Damage (Phys) 49
    Crit 100
    Crit Damage 62
    Erl K. (GM): (yes)
    Tommy Takeshi: (try going to your profile and checking the macro bar thing)
    Erl K. (GM): (Hane can actually tell her what to do and has control)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (erl that's regular)
    Erl K. (GM): The... Zombie... dodges Tetsuo's swing.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (are you fuckign kidding me)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( regular attack miss chance??? )
    Erl K. (GM): Oh
    (I thought he lunged)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (not lunging on some scrubs)
    (waste of HP)
    Tommy Takeshi: "The Walking Dead... IS A SHIT SHOW!"
    Tommy Takeshi attacked Zombie with an aluminium bat!
    Damage (Phys) 45
    Julia Takeshi: (I think drac's afk too)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( okay does tiana have any normal attacks or am i locked into SP spam )
    Erl K. (GM): (Yeah I'll puppet him)
    (she does
    just updated her)
    Hane Kanzaki:
    Hane Kanzaki attacked Zombie with a knife! The weapon glows with lunar light!
    Damage (Phys) 66
    Erl K. (GM): (she needs to get close to attack though)
    (who did you target)
    32 zombombos remain...
    Hane Kanzaki:
    Tiana attacked Zombie with her legs!
    Damage (Phys) 28
    Julia Takeshi: (Erl, wanted toask, is Tiana Hane's Lord?)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( 2 8 )
    Erl K. (GM): (no)
    (She's a vassal)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( maybe i should zan spam )
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (we don't have lords)
    Erl K. (GM): (you guys are like
    Julia Takeshi: (k got it)
    Erl K. (GM): (even if you lose the COMP)
    Julia Takeshi: (we're basically our own lords)
    Erl K. (GM): (you keep your powers)
    (big guy here is fucked if he loses the COMP or his demon dies)
    Hane did you attack the zombie with no HP
    Hane Kanzaki: ( yeah )
    Erl K. (GM): imma assume yes
    Julia Takeshi: "Let the cops handle the damaged zombies, we'll take down the other ones!" She's not sure if the cops' guns can actually hurt them or not, but the detective's firearm did work just now.
    Erl K. (GM):
    Kazuma Ryumori used Agi! Zombie was set ablaze by a surge of flames!
    Burn (DC75) 35
    Damage (Fire) 45
    30 Zombies remain
    Hana Shiratori: "Alright..."
    Hana Shiratori used Bufu! Zombie was struck by a freezing blast of ice shards!
    Freeze (DC80) 75
    Damage (Ice) 62
    Erl K. (GM): 31
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (strong to ice it seems)
    Hana Shiratori: (Seems so)
    Erl K. (GM): (yeah has freezing a dead body ever hurt it)
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 40
    Julia Takeshi: (weak to fire, strong vs ice, makes sense)
    Erl K. (GM): 29 zombies left
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 36
    28 zombies left
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 35
    Detective Kurosawa boosted every ally's attack!
    Attack Up +1
    Nemeria scratched at random foes multiple times!
    Hits 4
    Crit(DC90) 106
    Damage (Phys) 60
    Crit Damage 102
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (pfff)
    Erl K. (GM): 24 zombies left
    Tommy Takeshi: "Whoa, you're pretty good for an old timer!"
    Hana Shiratori: "But they're just keep on coming-!"
    Detective Kurosawa: "You're not half bad either."
    Julia Takeshi: "Just crush them all, I doubt they're infinite!"
    Erl K. (GM):
    Zombie attacked Detective Kurosawa with its rotten body!
    Damage (Phys) 23
    Zombie lunged at Nemeria!
    Hit (DC50) 61
    Crit(DC50) 37
    Damage (Phys) 29
    Crit Damage 50
    Zombie lunged at Nemeria!
    Hit (DC50) 2
    Crit(DC50) 87
    Damage (Phys) 26
    Crit Damage 47
    Zombie lunged at Julia Takeshi!
    Hit (DC50) 2
    Crit(DC50) 75
    Damage (Phys) 15
    Crit Damage 39
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (I know that feel zombro)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Zombie lunged at Tetsuo Yoshimoto!
    Hit (DC50) 53
    Crit(DC50) 39
    Damage (Phys) 19
    Crit Damage 36
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (ow)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Zombie lunged at Tiana!
    Hit (DC50) 31
    Crit(DC50) 32
    Damage (Phys) 33
    Crit Damage 48
    Zombie lunged at Hane Kanzaki!
    Hit (DC50) 2
    Crit(DC50) 61
    Damage (Phys) 28
    Crit Damage 35
    Julia Takeshi: "That stung!"
    Erl K. (GM):
    Hikaru Kuzunoha cleaved Zombie with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 91
    Damage (Phys) 75
    Crit Damage 104
    Hane Kanzaki: ( ow )
    Erl K. (GM): 23 zombos remain
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (welcome to zombocom)
    Julia Takeshi: (u forgot to update our lifebar)
    Erl K. (GM): but u didnt get hit
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Katie u didn't even get hit)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( oh wait it has a hit chance )
    ( im a dork )\
    Hana Shiratori: (Go juliaaaa)
    Julia Takeshi: "Not nearly enough!" Julia yelled as she grabbed the head of the zombie that had attacked her with incredible strength, and then kicked with incredible strength at its body.
    Julia Takeshi attacked Zombie with a pair of brass knuckles, surging with unstoppable power!
    Damage (Almighty) 64
    Erl K. (GM): 70.4
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (the strength is incredibly u gaiz)
    Erl K. (GM): 22 zombies remain
    Julia Takeshi: (I got an idea for my next turn)
    Tommy Takeshi: (erl theres a dead zombie in the middle)
    Julia Takeshi: (I'm gonna grab a zombie and use it to club other zombies)
    Tommy Takeshi: (ah)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Okay, let's kick it up a notch"
    Erl K. (GM): not dead
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (LIVING DANGEROUS)
    Tommy Takeshi: (race i, dont think it works like that)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto:
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto lunged at Zombie!
    Hit (DC50) 106
    Crit(DC25) 47
    Damage (Phys) 70
    Crit Damage 98
    Julia Takeshi: (rip)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (and that's back to full HP for me)
    Julia Takeshi: (brb dinner, just have me spam ultimate attack erl)
    Tommy Takeshi: (this might be a broken build lol)
    "RAAAAGH!" Tommy thrusts his bat forward like a lance.
    Tommy Takeshi attacked Zombie with an aluminium bat!
    Damage (Phys) 50
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (excuse me im lancer)
    Erl K. (GM): The batlance pierces through the groin of the zombie to hit the one behind.
    Hana Shiratori: (ouch)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (real cold fish that one)
    Erl K. (GM): 19 zombos remain
    I think
    Hane Kanzaki:
    Hane Kanzaki attacked Zombie with a knife! The weapon glows with lunar light!
    Damage (Phys) 67
    Erl K. (GM): 18
    Hane Kanzaki:
    Tiana used Zan! Zombie was blasted by a whirlwind!
    Damage (Wind) 42
    Erl K. (GM):
    Kazuma Ryumori used Dia! Detective Kurosawa was healed!
    HP restored 81
    Hana Shiratori: "If Ice doesn't work..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (time to s u c c)
    Hana Shiratori:
    Hana Shiratori used Life Drain! Zombie was stripped of their life force!
    Damage (Almighty) 53
    Erl K. (GM): oh it was at that one?
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 34
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 37
    Erl K. (GM):
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 44
    Tommy Takeshi: (are you factoring in our +1 attack buff)
    Erl K. (GM): also I forgot to do atk up
    can you guys
    use it by yourselves?
    Just take the result of your roll
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: just *1.1
    Tommy Takeshi: (sure)
    Erl K. (GM): and do this [ [ roll number * 1.1 ] ]
    Detective Kurosawa used Zio! Zombie was shocked by falling lightning!
    Shock (DC80) 93
    Damage (Elec) 66
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (sure boss)
    (hey there's Zio)
    Erl K. (GM): 14
    Nemeria scratched at random foes multiple times!
    Hits 2
    Crit(DC90) 24
    Damage (Phys) 64
    Crit Damage 98
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (sorry if i'll be a little slow, food just got here)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Zombie lunged at Tommy Takeshi!
    Hit (DC50) 53
    Crit(DC50) 5
    Damage (Phys) 34
    Crit Damage 36
    Zombie lunged at Nemeria!
    Hit (DC50) 9
    Crit(DC50) 67
    Damage (Phys) 26
    Crit Damage 32
    Zombie lunged at Nemeria!
    Hit (DC50) 28
    Crit(DC50) 17
    Damage (Phys) 25
    Crit Damage 48
    Zombie lunged at Julia Takeshi!
    Hit (DC50) 2
    Crit(DC50) 83
    Damage (Phys) 24
    Crit Damage 41
    Zombie lunged at Hikaru Kuzunoha!
    Hit (DC50) 94
    Crit(DC50) 38
    Damage (Phys) 29
    Crit Damage 29
    Erl K. (GM):
    Zombie lunged at Tetsuo Yoshimoto!
    Hit (DC50) 16
    Crit(DC50) 58
    Damage (Phys) 32
    Crit Damage 42
    Zombie lunged at Hane Kanzaki!
    Hit (DC50) 87
    Crit(DC50) 15
    Damage (Phys) 32
    Crit Damage 44
    Tommy Takeshi: "Gr....!" They're not gonna infect you, they're not gonna infect you...
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (ofc i get crit in the face)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Zombie lunged at Tiana!
    Hit (DC50) 75
    Crit(DC50) 92
    Damage (Phys) 26
    Crit Damage 38
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Agh, shit!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Tetsuo!"
    Tommy Takeshi: (no, they missed you)
    Tiana: "Ah-!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh so he did)
    (this keeps happening kek)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Hikaru Kuzunoha attacked Zombie with a lead pipe!
    Damage (Phys) 67
    Detective Kurosawa: "We're almost there, don't let up now! I can see his ugly mug already."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Can't you guys just shoot that thing directly??"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ugly mugs, plural."
    Hana Shiratori: "Too many zombies in the way to get a clear shot, I suppose."
    Erl K. (GM): (there were so many he couldnt aim well blobs)
    Hana Shiratori: "I can't aim at the demon directly either..."
    (Race is afk, he wants you to spam his strongest move erl)
    Erl K. (GM): kk
    oh rihgt
    I forgot
    dracs pc
    heals everyone every turn
    Erl K. (GM): depr
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (hence why i asked beforehand...)
    Tommy Takeshi: (its getting complicated...)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Julia Takeshi cleaved Zombie with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 23
    Damage (Phys) 82
    Crit Damage 114
    well normally
    It should be drac who handles it
    but xd
    remember the atk buff
    Erl K. (GM): also
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (aight)
    Erl K. (GM): this is nothing compared to the titan fight
    Hana Shiratori: (Where do you insert the formula)
    Erl K. (GM): where you had to keep track of every goddam buff
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (just 1.1x final calc)
    Erl K. (GM): do this do this [ [ roll number * 1.1 ] ]
    but without the spaces
    between the [[
    you know
    i'll just
    have Drac cast the regen at the beginning of every turn
    Erl K. (GM): and give it a macro
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Let's try somethin' a little fancy..." Tetsuo muttered as he lined the closest Zombie's head up the next one, then he leaped forward and hauled off with a big home run swing!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto lunged at Zombie!
    Hit (DC50) 117
    Crit(DC25) 101
    Damage (Phys) 55
    Crit Damage 81
    Tommy Takeshi: 89.10000000000001
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (thanks blob)
    Erl K. (GM): its ur turn blobloble
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy settles for just hitting it as hard as he can.
    Tommy Takeshi attacked Zombie with an aluminium bat!
    Damage (Phys) 45
    Hane Kanzaki: ( thanks multipliers )
    Hane Kanzaki attacked Zombie with a knife! The weapon glows with lunar light!
    Damage (Phys) 74
    Julia Takeshi: (Back)
    Hane Kanzaki:
    Tiana used Zan! Zombie was blasted by a whirlwind!
    Damage (Wind) 50
    Tiana used Zan! Zombie was blasted by a whirlwind!
    Damage (Wind) 39
    ( whoops double clicked )
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: rolling 74 *1.1
    = 81.4
    Erl K. (GM):
    Kazuma Ryumori used Dia! Tiana was healed!
    HP restored 79
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: rolling 50 * 1.1
    = 55.00000000000001
    Detective Kurosawa: "Alright fellows, wipe them out!"
    Cop: "Yessir!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Here goes..."
    Erl K. (GM):
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 40
    Cop shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 36
    (oops forgot about her turn)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (u forgot Hana)
    Erl K. (GM): disregard me
    Julia Takeshi: (raaahhh now I have to go look at logs)

    Erl K. (GM) bullying
    Hana Shiratori:
    Hana Shiratori used Bufu! Zombie was struck by a freezing blast of ice shards!
    Freeze (DC80) 106
    Damage (Ice) 55
    Erl K. (GM): [[55*1.1/2
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (we got corpsicles)
    Erl K. (GM): 30.250000000000004
    Hana Shiratori: (Purrgive me I'm bad at this)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Detective Kurosawa shot Zombie with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 71
    The zombie shatters into pieces!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (aha)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Nemeria scratched at random foes multiple times!
    Hits 4
    Crit(DC90) 34
    Damage (Phys) 62
    Crit Damage 89
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "There's the big boy himself."
    Tommy Takeshi: "There it is! The big fucker!"
    Hana Shiratori: "Deep breath... you can do this..."
    Julia Takeshi: (also erl I wanted u to spam my normal attack, which is called Ultimate Hit lol)
    (ah well)
    Legion used Maragi! A group of enemies was set ablaze by a surge of flames!
    Burn (DC75) 8
    Damage (Fire) 63
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (wowiewow)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Gah-!"
    Hane Kanzaki: ( RIP COP )
    Tommy Takeshi: (wait what are the cops that flimsy)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (normal hoomans)
    Hana Shiratori: (Normal humans are weak to magic I assume)
    Julia Takeshi: "Fuuuuck" She screams as the flames scorch her, burning her flesh.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (prob around the same as zomboids)
    Legion: A storm of fire engulfs Kurosawa and his demon, as well as Tommy and Julia, dealing severe damage.
    Tommy Takeshi: This was no joke. He almost suffocated on the smoke alone.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Shit, guys you okay?!"
    Erl K. (GM): Welcome to the real SMT
    Tommy Takeshi: (drac aura pls save me)
    Julia Takeshi: She coughs as she nearly falls, but manages to force herself to keep standing up. "Nii-san, move back! You are too damaged!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Fuck that!"
    Hana Shiratori: Hana covered her face; even from distance she could felt the heat. "Julia, Tommy!" She cried out in concern.
    Tommy Takeshi: But his body says otherwise, trembling from pain and fear.
    Julia Takeshi: (how many zambinos left?)
    Erl K. (GM): 3
    Julia Takeshi: "Hikaru, Tetsuo, we'll take down the zombies! The rest of you, focus fire on Legion!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "I'm not retreating... until you do!"
    Hana Shiratori: "G-got it!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Got it."
    Julia Takeshi: "Hah, at least you got backbone..." Julia laughs, recovering her spirit somewhat.
    Erl K. (GM): Suddenly, Hikaru cries out!
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (ibs habbenin)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Hikaru Kuzunoha attacked Zombie with a lead pipe! He struck with all his might!
    Damage (Phys) 98
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (OVAHDORAIVU)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( rip zambono )
    Hana Shiratori: (ayy mass destruction)
    Julia Takeshi: "Tets, I leave the last zombie to you!" Julia yelled as she jumped towards Legion. "I'LL MAKE YOU PAY, YOU MULTIFACETIC FUCKWAD!"
    Julia Takeshi cleaved Legion with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 105
    Damage (Phys) 86
    Crit Damage 139
    Erl K. (GM): In an instant, Hikaru sends two zombies flying into pieces!
    Tommy Takeshi: 152.9
    (over 150, phew)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (j-just run on ahead)
    Legion: "I-Impossible! That damage... Are you even human!?"
    "I-Impossible! That damage... Are you even human!?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (he got so spooked lost his format)
    "Alright, like late-night workin at the shop, time for a clean-up!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Who gives a shit?!" She answered. "Human or Demon or whatever! Just die already!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto:
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto lunged at Zombie!
    Hit (DC50) 27
    Crit(DC25) 13
    Damage (Phys) 53
    Crit Damage 99
    Tommy Takeshi: (missu)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (o f c)
    Erl K. (GM): Zombie smirks
    Julia Takeshi: (Zombie pats Tets' shoulder in understanding)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN)
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy laughed at the demon's distress. "She's a bigger monster than you, tentacle-face!"
    Julia Takeshi: (they become bros through shared suffering)
    Tommy Takeshi: He slashed a finger across his throat.
    Hana Shiratori: Fortune is a fickle thing... Was what Hana thought as she saw Tetsuo missed his lunge.
    Tommy Takeshi:
    Tommy Takeshi debilitated Legion's defenses!
    Defense Down -1
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (the lungebro's suffering ;_
    Tommy Takeshi: And something in the air cracked in response.
    (now it's number 1.1 1.1)
    Julia Takeshi: (Kt I think u should heal bloble and take down the last zombie)
    Tommy Takeshi: (multiply it by each in turn)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( ok )
    Tommy Takeshi: (i think)
    Hane Kanzaki:
    Hane Kanzaki attacked Zombie with a knife! The weapon glows with lunar light!
    Damage (Phys) 61
    Tommy Takeshi: Having said that, he understood how the monster felt. What a monstrous little sister...
    She might as well be unreachable.
    Hane Kanzaki: "I'll clean up this time."
    Tiana used Dia! Tommy Takeshi was healed!
    HP restored 95
    ( overheal )
    Tiana: "There you go, funny human!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Thanks!"
    Julia Takeshi: (The new light novel, How Can My Little Sister Be So Manly?)
    Kazuma Ryumori recovers HP for the whole party!} {{HP restored=19
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (text so bright gotta wear shades)
    Hana Shiratori: (It's The Sun after all)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Back off, police dudes! We've got this!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (thatsthejoke)
    Detective Kurosawa: "Heh... That's kind of you kids, but we're the ones who have to clean up our own messes."
    "So, Legion? Feel like going home to your Lord yet?"
    At that moment, Legion's eyes flashed.
    Legion used Marin Karin! Attempted to dominate Cop!
    Charm (DC60) 82
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (MARIN FUCKIN KARIN)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( woah )
    Detective Kurosawa: "Wha-!?"
    Tommy Takeshi: (both at once??)
    Hana Shiratori: (Noooo)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (shit damn)
    Detective Kurosawa:
    Cop shot Detective Kurosawa with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 48
    Cop shot Detective Kurosawa with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 39
    Julia Takeshi: (Quick Hana, use Moe Eyes on them!)
    Detective Kurosawa: 95.7
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh boy)
    Detective Kurosawa:
    Legion used Agi! Detective Kurosawa was set ablaze by a surge of flames!
    Burn (DC75) 48
    Damage (Fire) 61
    Hane Kanzaki: ( i just realized if we try to counter they die instantly )
    Hana Shiratori: "Detective-!"
    Hane Kanzaki: ( oh shit is cop man dead )
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (almost)
    Detective Kurosawa: Kurosawa falls to his knees.
    Julia Takeshi: (can we aim to knock them out, ie hold back?)
    Tommy Takeshi: (heal this man)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (better heal that bhey)
    Tommy Takeshi: (we're gonna have to kill some cops)
    Julia Takeshi: "Shit! Hey, catgirl, carry him out of here!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (Think we should focus fire on region)
    Nemeria: "Master!" Nemeria cried out, before turning to Legion with a fierce expression. "You bastard..."
    She hesitates between Legion and the cops, before moving towards them-
    Detective Kurosawa: "DON'T!!!"
    Nemeria: "Tch-! You... I'LL KILL YOU AND FEED ON YOUR GUTS!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Aw fuck nuggets."
    Erl K. (GM):
    Nemeria scratched at random foes multiple times!
    Hits 3
    Crit(DC90) 108
    Damage (Phys) 63
    Crit Damage 104
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (well that'll be in my nightmares)
    Hana Shiratori: Hana glares at Legion, drawing spiritual power to attack it. This demon... must perish!
    Tommy Takeshi: (focus fire boys)
    Erl K. (GM): The cat-like woman jumps towards Legion a brutal series of slashes that leaves the party stunned at her power.
    Hana Shiratori:
    Hana Shiratori used Bufu! Legion was struck by a freezing blast of ice shards!
    Freeze (DC80) 29
    Damage (Ice) 52
    Erl K. (GM): and unleashes*
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (oh i thought she was gonna cop kill)
    Erl K. (GM): (gonna need to be careful with multi-hit, gotta nerf it xd)
    Julia Takeshi: "Just kill that monster! Focus everything on them!"
    Erl K. (GM): 94.38000000000002
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (hikaru smash)
    Erl K. (GM):
    Hikaru Kuzunoha cleaved Legion with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 13
    Damage (Phys) 68
    Crit Damage 117
    oh wait
    wrong slice
    Hikaru Kuzunoha cleaved Legion with a whistling slash! He struck with all his might!
    Crit(DC90) 64
    Damage (Phys) 123
    Crit Damage 185
    Hane Kanzaki: ( 1 8 5 )
    Erl K. (GM): (should've made legion strong to phys)
    Tommy Takeshi: (jesus)
    Hana Shiratori: (Sasuga Chariot)
    Tommy Takeshi: 1851.11
    Erl K. (GM): 148.83
    Tommy Takeshi: (oops)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (he didn't crit)
    Tommy Takeshi: (still good)
    Hana Shiratori: (It's all yours Julia)
    Julia Takeshi: "I'm glad you have so many faces..." She said as she endured the pain, looking completely monstrous with her singed clothes and skin, charging forwards with all of her might. "SO I CAN PUNCH YOU IN EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEEM!"
    Julia Takeshi cleaved Legion with a whistling slash!
    Crit(DC90) 76
    Damage (Phys) 92
    Crit Damage 117
    Tommy Takeshi: [921.11.1]
    Legion: "H-how could this be..." Legion moans. "For me to be defeated..."
    "Forgive me... Lord Bifrons..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Over the cliffside with ya."
    Hana Shiratori: "We did it..."
    Erl K. (GM): The party obtained 500 EXP and 1000 Macca.
    Everyone reached Level 3!
    Tommy Takeshi: "Haah..."
    Julia Takeshi: After dealing the final hit, Julia falls on her knees, bearing with the intense pain. While she's not actually that hurt, truth is that being burned alive is something extremely hard to endure.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (and 4)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oy, geezer! Hang in there!"
    Erl K. (GM): Everyone reached level 4!

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yo, Kazuma, let's give him a hand."
    Hana Shiratori: "Hane or Kazuma, please heal him!"
    Julia Takeshi: She sits down on the floor and rests her body against the wall for a while.
    Erl K. (GM): As the party rushes to Kurosawa, they freeze when the sound of gunshots erupt behind them.
    Cop shot Cop with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 51
    Cop shot Cop with a 9mm handgun!
    Damage (Gun) 44
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Y'all right Juli-"
    Cop: "All hail... Lord Bifrons..."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana's eyes widens in shock.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "O-oooh."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh fuck."
    Detective Kurosawa: "DAMN IT!"
    Hane Kanzaki: "No way..."
    Hana Shiratori: The scene she just witnessed is simply too brutal.
    Julia Takeshi: "No... the spell wasn't broken when the thing was slain.." Julia can't believe her mistake when she thought it was all over.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo turned his head, shut his eyes for a moment, and carefully emptied his stomach away from everyone else.
    Tommy Takeshi: There's nothing he can say.
    Detective Kurosawa: "I fucking hate this world so much..."
    "Thanks... Kids... Shouldn't you be looking for your parents or something, though?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "We are."
    Detective Kurosawa:
    Kazuma Ryumori used Dia! Detective Kurosawa was healed!
    HP restored 103
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That's the plan, chief."

    Detective Kurosawa sighs...
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy helps Julia up.
    Detective Kurosawa: "You guys should come to my apartment. It's the only thing that's halfway decent in like two miles."
    not apartment
    Tommy Takeshi: "We figured, the cops would know who made it or not..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's a place to crash for the night, much obliged."
    Detective Kurosawa: department*
    "And anyways, I have the extra space now, I guess..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Sorry Bro, I just... need to rest a bit." Julia's complexion doesn't look very good, probably more due to the shock than then wounds.
    Right now, she's feeling responsible for not having stopped the cops.
    Tommy Takeshi: "You'll be alright."
    Hana Shiratori: Hana didn't object. So many things happened today that she won't say no to a place to stay the night.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Just rely on me for a bit."
    "Hey, Detective... they're your men, so I thought I'd ask, but..."
    "Could I take one of those?" he points the gun one of the corpses is clutching.
    "I lived in the states all my life. Went to the range a bunch of times with my dad."
    Julia Takeshi: "Right... we should take their guns..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I know it's against the law, but... the common sense of our old world doesn't seem to apply anymore."

    Detective Kurosawa chuckled.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo grunted, "Don't like guns."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Sure. I actually have more back in the office. Wouldn't mind giving them to you. God knows its not kids with guns that we have to worry about now."
    Tommy Takeshi: "..." There's no sense of happiness in the feeling of the weapon on his belt.
    Security, perhaps, but nothing more.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia takes one gun as well, making sure to put the safety on before stuffing it in her pocket. "Anyone wants the third one?" she asked, finally recovering a bit of her stability.
    Hana Shiratori: Hana simply shook her head.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No."
    Detective Kurosawa:
    Julia Takeshi shot Hane Kanzaki with nothing!
    Damage (Gun) 51
    Tommy Takeshi: "...sorry, guys." He closes his eyes and... well, not exactly prays, but close, over the bodies of the fallen cops.
    Detective Kurosawa: just testing
    Erl K. (GM): (just testing)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo looks at the gun with a surprising amount of distaste.
    Julia Takeshi: (lel)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( tfw im about to get shot )
    "I'll take it, I guess..."
    Detective Kurosawa: Hane Kanzaki: ( tfw im about to get shot )
    (by nothing at that)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo leans up against a wall, and is quiet.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia hands Hane the third gun without making any comment.
    Hane Kanzaki: ( maybe my gun affinity will come in handy )
    Julia Takeshi: (tfw finger pistols)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( nobody can shoot me in the back now!! )
    Julia Takeshi: (did I have gun affinity?)
    Tommy Takeshi: (lunar bullets)
    (not as good as lunar edge)
    (erl, want me to do my level up manually?)
    Detective Kurosawa: "Alright, sun's about to come down."
    Tommy Takeshi: (ill change the stats and level myself it doesnt look too complicated)
    Detective Kurosawa: "Follow me, kids. Trust me, you don't want to sleep outside."
    Tommy Takeshi: (less work for you)
    Detective Kurosawa: hold on
    Tommy Takeshi: "Lead the way, uh, sir."


    Tommy Takeshi: "Yo," Tommy taps Tetsuo on the shoulder as they walk alongside the detective. "You don't like guns?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No," The normally exuberant man says laconically.
    Tommy Takeshi: "What for."
    Julia Takeshi: While the boys start chatting, Jullia approaches Hana. "Hey, Hana, are you doing alright?"
    She examines her with a worried face.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo sucks at his teeth, looks at the sky, "Saw a guy get shot with one, gut shot. Real bad."
    Hana Shiratori: "I'm... alright." Hana replies quietly. "I'm not hurt even once, so don't worry." She finishes with a small smile.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Decided it was a no-go."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Damn."
    Hana Shiratori: Though of course, that smile seems a little bit forced.
    Tommy Takeshi: He takes his new acquisition out of its holster and looks at it.
    "Just a hunk of metal though, aint' it?"
    "Would be just as bad if you took a knife to the gut."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sure," He agreed, "You can shoot all you want, I got no complaints."
    "I don't use guns."
    Erl K. (GM): So I just realized
    that despite being afk
    Draconic still MVPed with heal
    Hana Shiratori: (healers are important)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Mm."
    Erl K. (GM): gonna grab dinner
    Tommy Takeshi: He drops it back in its holster.
    Julia Takeshi: "Hmm..." Julia examines her face, and sighs, putting her arm around Hana. "Y'know you don't need to put a front with us, right? We know that you are... strong. So we won't think any less of you."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I was gonna try to say something even grimier," he suddenly admits.
    Draconic: Oh, I'm back.
    Tommy Takeshi: "But we just saw something that doesn't really happen."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Mm."
    Draconic: Let me just see what I need to help with.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Mm."
    Erl K. (GM): So yeah
    how was today guys?
    im amazed we kept it up for so long
    Tommy Takeshi: (great)
    Hana Shiratori: "Julia..." Hana looked at the older woman, the big sister figure of the group, before she looked up to the sky. She decided to speak.
    Kazuma Ryumori: Oh, we're finishing up?
    Hana Shiratori: (Great fun erl)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (aside from a few stutters, was solid)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( pretty good )
    Julia Takeshi: (It was great erl, it was pretty fun in general, my only regret is that a lot of the party had to be afk at times)
    Kazuma Ryumori: (It was great, I wish I'd been her for the big finish though.)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( normally on sundays i have my dnd game so this timespot is pretty awkward for me though )
    Tommy Takeshi: (well drac, wanna get some social linking done consolation prize, and tommy's got a bone to pick with kazuma anyway)
    Erl K. (GM): (In any case)
    Julia Takeshi: (sunday timespot seems hard to keep up, I agree. Plus I gotta study sometime lol)
    Erl K. (GM): Good luck surviving the first day intact
    I seriously expected a death during that boss
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (It was over pretty simply)
    Tommy Takeshi: (i thought i was fucked)
    (then i thought detective was fucked)
    Julia Takeshi: (fairly sure I'd have died if it threw Agi at me again)
    Hane Kanzaki: ( same i thought detective was donezo )
    Draconic: If there'd been a death, Kazuma would never have gotten over it.
    I'd have totally been guilty.
    Morm: Well don't worry, Drac.
    Two cops killed each other under Marin Karin.

    Hana Shiratori: "You know I wanted to be a doctor." Hana began. "To help people. I don't want to hurt them, and I never thought the day would come that I hurt someone."
    Draconic: Marin Karin?
    Morm: Charm.
    Tommy Takeshi: (mind control)
    Draconic: So, Legion being a dick....
    Blob: When you try it, it's useless.
    When the enemy uses it, you're fucked.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (wanna keep goin w/ SL blob, or u good?)
    Hana Shiratori: "I know they're demons, and I know they're for self-defense." Hana quickly said before Julia could get the wrong impression. "I understand that it was necessary." She said as she cast her eyes downwards.
    Blob: (tommy doesn't have much to say)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (s'okay, I do)
    Blob: (go ahead)
    Draconic: (Does anyone else have demons?)
    Blob: (just kt)
    Erl K. (GM): also
    how did the mood feel
    did I manage to make it smt enough
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Y'know what the worst part about that was, though, for me, at least?" Tetsuo said, suddenly. "It wasn't the guns, or the demon, or the zombies, it was that thing it did, that mind control shit."
    He spits.
    Blob: (it was about right)
    Hana Shiratori: "But when my friends are hurt... when the detective nearly died... I couldn't do anything." She said bitterly. "While you guys risk your life, I merely stand behind someone else, unable to help."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Takin' away a person's will like that, just, 'no, fuck you, you don't get to make this choice', it, it fuckin PISSES ME OFF!"
    He slams his fist into a wall.
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy nods slowly.
    "It's bad enough using a weapon, but..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He breathes, slowly.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Turning someone into a tool, treating them like a gun or a sword."
    "That's a special kind of evil."
    You don't use people to hurt other people.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Mm."
    Tommy Takeshi: "No matter if you're a demon or a human."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Sorry, mind if I butt in for a sec?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sup."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Aye, sir."
    The 'sir' came on its own and decided to stay.
    Detective Kurosawa: "It's best that you throw away any common sense regarding your old life values."
    "This world... It doesn't play by the same rules."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Just cause it don't play by the old rules, that doesn't make it right."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We shouldn't allow these things to just screw with our world."
    Detective Kurosawa: "I'm just saying, Demons won't think like that."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Y'know... the rules of the old world didn't just pop up outta nowhere. Someone made them."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That's the way it is, feh. Fuck that line of thought."
    Detective Kurosawa: "So keep an open mind, because you're stuck with them."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I don't think we are."
    Julia Takeshi: "...." Julia remained silent as she heard Hana out. To be honest, her words made her reflect on herself for the first time in quite a long time. She herself was heavily desensitivized to violence, as she had gone through many fights and hurt many people. Her fists had sent quite the many thughs to the hospital, and in one case when she had caught a delinquent trying to force himself on a kouhai, she had broken both of his arms and hospitalized him for three months. However, that didn't meant she was okay with all the death.
    Detective Kurosawa: "Still though, that's the right attitude to have."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "if something's broken, you fix it."
    Tommy Takeshi: "So we're still here. This fight isn't just between humans and demons. It's a fight to see who decides the 'rules' of this world."
    Detective Kurosawa: "You're alright, kid."
    Nemeria: "Well put."
    Nemeria approached lazily.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Very well said, Tommy."
    Nemeria: "The one who's victorious, in the end, decides what is right."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Eh?" He blinks. Is it getting crowded in here?
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Then we just have to win."
    Julia Takeshi: When she had seen the corpses in the store, she had been silent, but had been able to deal with it somehow. But when those three cops had died in that horrible way... that had been different.
    Nemeria: "That's why you've stayed her to fight against Bifrons, haven't you Master?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Is what I'd like to say…"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Legion's boss, keep up."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh, right."
    Detective Kurosawa: "...I'm just tired of running away. Everywhere's the same no matter where you go. Well, I heard some rumors but... I can't just leave the people here alone."
    "And yeah, Bifrons is the Demon Lord that's taken over this area."
    "You could say that our objective in all of this... Was to usurp his seat of power."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Do you think that if we all got our own demons, we could defeat him and take the city back?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "That was your offensive?"
    Detective Kurosawa: "Really, when you're a copper your first instinct when shit goes down is to make things right, but..."
    Julia Takeshi: She hugged Hana, and then spoke to her. "You were not useless Hana. You stood with us and fought with us, and even went against your nature to fight against the demons. That... takes a resolve that even I am not sure to have." She said. "Don't lose that mindset and that resolve of yours... you being yourself is something... precious." She wondered to herself when she had lost what Hana seemed to possess in spades.
    Detective Kurosawa: "No... That was an attack."
    "Legion is... Was one of Bifrons' attack dogs."
    "Those zombies were probably people it picked up along the way."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That was what passes for an attack dog?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "And when Legion doesn't report back, he's probably gonna attack again."
    They got wrapped up in a real mess.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm almost afraid to find out what their version of a policeman is."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Why not ask? Hey, Cat lady, who's the law in demon land?"
    Nemeria: "Law?" Nemeria made a disgusted face.
    Hana Shiratori: Hana hugged the older girl back, taking comfort in the warmth of another's body as she silently let out a few tears. She let go not long after that, and though her eyes are still a little bit red from the tears, she flashed her a genuine smile.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Aren't demons chaos?"
    Nemeria: "That would be YH-#!*()_H's Angels, of course."
    Hana Shiratori: "Thank you, Julia."
    Tommy Takeshi: "...oh."
    Detective Kurosawa: "She means Yahweh, by the way."
    Tommy Takeshi: Angels were a thing?
    "God's a thing?"
    "I never went to church on Sundays..."
    Detective Kurosawa: "...As far as we know. I've only heard from her, as well as rumors."
    "Rumors of a place called the Kingdom of Saints, where the Angels take in refugees no matter their origin, and keep the peace..."
    Hana Shiratori: Having her spirits lifted a little, Hana proceeds to listen in to the conversation the rest are having.
    Detective Kurosawa: "But I don't buy it. It doesn't add up with this nightmare."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If demons are a thing, angels have to be a thing too."
    He hopes.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "So, Miss Nemeria, rather than police, maybe…what passes for an enforcer in the demon world?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Whoever's strong enough, I'd guess."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia patted Hana's head. "Don't worry about it, it's my duty as your fake nee-san." She laughed warmly.
    Detective Kurosawa: "Angels, Demons... I'm not gonna wait for some fairytale being to come rescue the people that Bifrons is enslaving."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "But what in particular."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Whether I like it or not, this is what I'm paid to do."
    "And that's what I'm gonna do."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We need a way to prepare for this."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Heh... I'm just the lucky guy that bought a COMP for his daughter."
    "But with great power, comes great responsibility."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Whatever you say, Uncle Ben."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "About it not adding up… you aren't suggesting… that angels are just the opposite end of the spectrum and hate humans too?"
    Detective Kurosawa: "What?" The detective laughed. "Well, it's possible."
    "But I just straight up find it ludicrous that after all this time, only now is God coming down to help us."
    Hana Shiratori: "But... aren't angels supposed to be good?" Hana asked, uncertain. "If they take in any refugees..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Well, I'm glad that you at least weren't implying that."
    Tommy Takeshi: "They're good. Let's just assume they're good."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Settin up their own turf, though."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "What's Miss Nemeria's take on it?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "No helpin things that're already here."
    "Sounds like those Demon Lords a bit."
    Nemeria: "Good? Evil?" Nemeria raised an eyebrow.
    "Those are human things. I can't understand them."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Except for the whole 'helping people for free' thing."
    Tiana: "I know, right!? These humans are soo weird~"
    Hana Shiratori: "..."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Told you."
    Hana Shiratori: She hasn't even consider that.
    From the perspective of angels and demons, is there even such a thing like good or evil?
    Tommy Takeshi: "Aw man..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma thought on this.
    So there was no good and evil?
    What else could Angels and Demons be?
    He wondered what this could mean. Were they another sort of balance?
    Tommy Takeshi: "This new common sense is so fucked..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "That's it! I think I get it!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Out with it, Holmes."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It's Order vs. Chaos!"
    Demons are the epitome of the unpredictable!
    Tiana: "Hey! What part of me does it look like I'm chaotic!?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Kazuma that sounds dumb."
    Tiana: Tiana crossed her arms.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Yeah, I don't buy it."
    "Tiana, you like cute shit, right?"
    "You can count on her to keep liking cute shit."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I don't mean it in a bad way."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I.E predictable."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia pats Tiana. "Yeeah, she doesn't seem that chaotic to me."
    Tiana: "Well if by cute you mean myself then-"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Chaos is just, unpredictable."
    "Like how those kobolds are supposedly good natured, but the ones we met were violent thugs."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Kobolds?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I think you're making a lot of assumptions, brother-man."
    Erl K. (GM): As the party explains how they met Tiana, the detective laughed.
    Julia Takeshi: "Dog-faced thingies with clubs"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You're right, I probably am."
    Julia Takeshi: "We kinda uh, ran over them."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We have them on our COMPS."
    Julia Takeshi: "So to speak."
    Detective Kurosawa: "She must've REALLY pissed them off."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Yeah, some dog-dudes, beat 'em up along with some Slimes when we helped out the little miss."
    Tommy Takeshi: "And some slimy skeleton cat things, but we don't really know what they're called."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "A profile."
    Tommy Takeshi: "What, are they normally harmless or something?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma shows Kurosawa the picture and blurb on his COMP.
    Tiana: "I just called them a bunch of stinky flea-ridden mutts that couldn't share a rat's ass of what they have because they're so fucking pathetic."
    "What's so wrong about that?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Perfect."
    Julia Takeshi: "Pffft"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Well, definitely the ones who attacked you."
    "Picking on pretty girls isn't cool."
    Hana Shiratori: "That's..." Hana trailed off. "... Colorful."
    Nemeria: "Oooh, I'll save that one for later."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Maybe they were jealous of your looks."
    Hana Shiratori: Don't judge a book by it's cover indeed...
    Tiana: "Hehehehe! You think so~?"
    Julia Takeshi: "And you ain't very good at picking up girls, Kaz." Julia cringed a bit. "Too obvious..."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Not you too, Kaz..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It's not a pick up line."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Well no, maybe that's subtle by demon standards."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Yeah and I'm not a cop."
    Vri: "Everyone wants to be the new adam."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You're a detective."
    Hana Shiratori: "I think we can get a clearer image after meeting more demons and actually seeing the angels." Hana concluded. "It's too early to tell just from the few we met."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (blargh wrong state)
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy can't help but chuckle a bit.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It's not that hard to be prettier than a thing that can't open it's mouth without drooling. Not to say that you're only a step above that. You've been pretty cool since we met you, Tiana."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo mimes a mic drop.
    Tommy Takeshi: Shit's fucked, but at least people are still people.
    And demons are... well, kinda like people.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Just punch the assholes in line."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'd kinda like to meet a few more personable demons like you and Nemeria."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Personable, he says..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Da~mn, I hope that when I pick up a demon it ends up being this cute. I mean, someone like me surely deserves a cute monster to accompany her, right?" She said twirling.
    It was startingly easy to imagine the silhouette of some sort of multi-armed demon god behind her.
    Tommy Takeshi: "What, did you two end up attacking each other at first sight or something?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Cute as Gojira, maybe."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Nah, I summoned her straight up, she's my Lord after all."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "A gorilla would fit i'm sure."
    Hane Kanzaki: ( had to afk, what did i miss )
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You'd get some macho thing. Totally."
    "At best."
    Detective Kurosawa: "But... You saw that, didn't you?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, uh, no."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oh. Well."
    Julia Takeshi: "Well I bet you'll end up with a zombie!" Julia snapped back. "Your attack methods sure were similar."
    Detective Kurosawa: "She was about to kill those cops because they inconvenienced her."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm so hurt, oooh. Come back with a better comeback, muscle-queen."
    Nemeria: "How could I let an attack against my Master go?"
    Julia Takeshi: "And I bet you'll end up with a slime and Hikaru with a Kobold." She said pointing at Kaz.
    Nemeria: Nemeria examined her claws.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I suppose…"
    Julia Takeshi: "Hmph."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I can think of worse fates than a kobold."
    Detective Kurosawa: "See, that's how most Demons are. They only care about themselves... And their Summoner, to an extent."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "A slime…"
    Detective Kurosawa: "The stronger you make them, the more loyal they are... But you're where the loyalty stops."
    "I'm sure your fairy friend feels the same way."
    Hana Shiratori: "I see..."
    Tiana: "How rude! I like all of these funny humans!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm sure that can't be entirely true. I'm sure that a demon can be selfless to an extent."
    Tiana: After that though she dived straight at Hane to nuzzle her chest.
    Kazuma Ryumori: They just need to want it."
    Tiana: "But I won't deny that Master's the bestest ever!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm sure you need to stop assuming things."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tiana, don't be a perv."
    Julia Takeshi: "D'aww, you sure got a good friend Hane."
    Hane Kanzaki: "W-wait, what're you doing!"
    Hana Shiratori: (God why is Tiana so funny)
    (And cute)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "I foresee a garden of lilies beginning to bloom."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Goddamn it Hikaru."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Well, I can't complain about someone being friendly, I suppose."
    Tommy Takeshi: But he's still laughing.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Could've started out with something way worse."
    Kazuma Ryumori: It was totally adorable and kinda sexy, though. Kazuma couldn't bring himself to protest further.
    Hana Shiratori: "I think she's pretty adorable, after all is said and done." Hana admits as she see the demon nuzzling Hane's chest.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Though, he thought to himself, what kind of demon would he prefer?
    Kazuma Ryumori: Kazuma was having the same thought.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: He grinned at the imagery in his mind's eye.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey, uh Tiana, not to interrupt, really, I mean it, but… are there dragons by any chance?"
    Tiana: "Ew, what's that laugh it's gross."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Oooh, that's pretty metal, Kaz. Nice choice."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey, it's in my name isn't it?"
    Hana Shiratori: Still, her own demon... to be honest, Hana couldn't really imagine or visualize anything at the moment. She'll just wait and see.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Well, I guess you'll never ever find out."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Wait, what am I saying? This isn't like shopping for clothes."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Ever."
    "Because you're so rude."

    Hana Shiratori looked at Tetsuo
    Tiana: "Grr... Now I just HAVE to know!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Nah, it's too late now."
    Hana Shiratori: "This is just a guess, but you're not imagining a succubus or anything right?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You missed your chance."
    Tiana: "Master~ Please convince the mean human!"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Please don't bait her, Tets..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Tets, don't bully the cute fairy."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Tell her Tetsuo."
    "Do it."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I refuse."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You want to anyway."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Its funny to watch though."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You know you do."
    "Don't be a tease."

    Tiana grins into Hane's stomach
    Hana Shiratori: Hana pouts as Tetsuo proceeds to ignore her, before proceeding to focus on walking to their destination.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'll bet Hana gets some sort of creature with feathery wings. I guess demons can't be angels, but she'd get something close."
    Hana Shiratori: *her question
    Tommy Takeshi: "You can't just pick friends out of a hat!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I don't plan to."
    "I'm just hoping. Seriously though, Tiana, are there dragons?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "I think we're too far on the 'monster collecting' train of thought..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Oh my, I guess if Tetsu is imagining something lewd, he won't need our cute little Hana anymore..." Julia smiles teasingly and moves besides Hana.
    "I guess I'll just take her away..."
    Hana Shiratori: "W-what do you mean by that Julia...?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Go ahead, I'll just die alone and miserable."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Naughty things hana, Naughty things."
    Tiana: "Dragons? Yeah, there are."
    Julia Takeshi: "Who knows?" She said, winking at Tetsuo as she slooowly drags Hana away.
    Tiana: "But they're kinda powerful you know? Like REALLY scary. I don't know if you guys can deal with those."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Uh, if you need some sort of shield, I can just…put myself between you and—Oh, SWEET!"
    Tiana: "So, uh, I wouldn't go after them. It'd be bad if you guys died and Master became lonelier."
    Hane Kanzaki: "You're on your own if you want a reenactment of How to Train Your Dragon."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Powerful and scary though, you've got a point. If we run into a dragon, we, well, run."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "G'bye Hana, have fun."
    "I'll just hang back here."
    Julia Takeshi: "Aww, you're no fun." She lets Hana go.
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Thus tets died alone, goodbye person who wasn't as cool as me."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "If Tetsuo ends up contracting with a succubus, I will eat my shirt."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha shed a tear for a fallen friend
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Or a lilith, or a dryad, or a nymph…"
    Hana Shiratori: Hana giggled before patting Tetsuo on the back.
    Detective Kurosawa: "Alright alright guys, I'm a cop you know? I can arrest people for harassment."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Or a fairy. Even one less pretty than Tiana."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Can you lay off the man?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Then arrest the fairy, she's been sexually assaulting Hane this whole time"
    Hane Kanzaki: "Joke's already ground dead into the dirt."
    Hana Shiratori: "Alright guys, let's stop there. We don't want to be arrested, don't we?"
    Hane Kanzaki: She sighs.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Yeah, point."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah yeah, too much. Let's move on." Julia added. "Sorry if I went too far there Tets."
    Detective Kurosawa: "You know, kid, I find it pretty funny that you're teasing the guy for being a lecher and yet you know the names of so many female Demons."

    Detective Kurosawa grins.
    Tommy Takeshi: "He's got you man."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm just quoting Akumajou Dracula names."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Suuuuuuure."
    Tiana: "Hahahah! Kazuma's a player! He plays all the time!"
    "Is... Is that the word?"
    Julia Takeshi: "I think someone is too excited with the idea of meeting female demons."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "If you must know," Tetsuo sniffed, "I was thinking along the lines of Lady Benten."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Yup totally Tiana, totally."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha snerks
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm more excited by the prospect of meeting something cute and furry. Or majestic and reptilian."
    "And yes…Tiana…" Kazuma goes red all the way down to his collarbone "That is definitely the right word."
    Tiana: "Is... Is that what humans like to see?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Nah, he's just weird."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Not all of us."
    Tiana: "Master, I'm scared." She whispered to Hane.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm only a closet pervert."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm an open pervert and unashamed."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I'm a fuckin' gentleman."
    Hane Kanzaki: "I think we're dealing with deviants here, Tiana."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Oh, oh you wanna call out deviancy?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "And Tiana, I don't touch girls without their permission, you don't have to be frightened of me unless you hit me."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "After what you've done?"
    Tommy Takeshi: He says, sporting a bunch if piercings, red hair, leather, and spikes.
    Julia Takeshi: "I... am the most normal person here..." Julia said, looking depressed and scared.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm with Testuo on this one…"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'll open that box, you watch me."
    Hane Kanzaki: "Say one more word and I will end your life."
    Julia Takeshi: One could imagine the soul of Legion screaming internally.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo cackles.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Julia, I'm pretty sure that Hana is the normal one here."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I dunno about that, Hana's got her own little dark side in there," Tetsuo nods knowingly, "There was the Peroxide incident back in 7th Grade."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Nah, she's hardcore repressed. It's always the quiet ones."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Oh boy let the dark stories begin, I love dark story time."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Right Tets."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm going to veto that idea."

    Detective Kurosawa is just quietly laughing to himself and smirking along.
    Hana Shiratori: "Now now Tetsuo..."
    Detective Kurosawa: (Kids...)
    (I wonder how Haruka is doing at the office... She's probably worried...)

    Hana Shiratori sealed Tet's lips with her index finger
    Hana Shiratori winked

    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: Tetsuo laughs nervously, "I-I'll be good."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy puts a hand on Tetsuo's shoulder.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (whip-cracking noises in the background)
    Tommy Takeshi: His face shows... solidarity, and pity.
    Julia Takeshi: Julia feels so proud of Hana right now.

    Hikaru Kuzunoha giggles at the scene
    Hane Kanzaki: She snickers.
    Hana Shiratori: "Then we understand each other!" She giggled before walking to where Hane and Julia are.
    (Alright going to bed now)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Yup a perfect understanding of how things are."
    Hana Shiratori: (See you guys)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: (night pala)
    Erl K. (GM): The Devil indeed
    Hana Shiratori: (It's been fun)
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I think I've failed to understand anything that just happened…"
    Detective Kurosawa: "So what's up with you guys?"
    "Why's only one of you got their Demon out?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Ah, we're kinda... fresh at this whole devil summoner thing." Julia replied.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Well… we don't have any, to be perfectly honest."
    Detective Kurosawa: "What-!? No Demons?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Our method of doing it was unorthodox, you could say."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "She likes to show off."
    Detective Kurosawa: "But then- How..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Is there a way we could get them without… you know, meeting them and having tea?"
    Hane Kanzaki: "I lucked out, what can I say?"
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Good old fisticuffs."

    Hikaru Kuzunoha punches the air
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We beat the crap out of some slimy bones."
    Detective Kurosawa: The Detective stares at the group with disbelief.
    (Are you telling me they have powers without a contract?)
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Why yes I am awesome thank you for noticing."
    Detective Kurosawa: (But that's impossible...)
    "You guys... What are you...?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Well, you see."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Are you human at all?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'm an 18 year old college student and asskicker."
    Julia Takeshi: Julia starts telling Kurosawa about everything that happened the first night.
    Tommy Takeshi: "I'm from America," said Tommy, as if that explained everything.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sorry I don't have a card on me."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm pretty sure we are."

    Detective Kurosawa listens.
    Hane Kanzaki: "Well, before this all happened, I could tell you that with 100% certainty."
    Detective Kurosawa: "I see... Strange, but I can't refute it after seeing what you did."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh, wait, because we…"
    Detective Kurosawa: "Heh. You're an interesting bunch, alright."
    Hane Kanzaki: She roughly elbows Kazuma in the gut.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "ERK!" he squeals, and doubles over.
    "I'm okay."
    "So, how did you meet Nemeria, Mr. Kurosawa?
    Kazuma Ryumori recovers HP for the whole party!
    HP restored 22
    "Just in case. Better safe than sorry."
    Detective Kurosawa: "I summoned her."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Wait, just like that?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Ah, that's right. Mr. Kurosawa, did you meet a blonde suit-wearing girl more or less our age? Her name is Lucia, and she's our friend. She has helped us a great deal."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "The usual way, grabbed a COMP, and because he's not weird, it just worked out like the lady said."
    "We're weird, so we have to go out and find some demons to join the cause."
    "Whatever that cause is."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Well, I booted up the COMP, some strange dude asked me if I wanted a dude or a chick, I picked the dude because the girl looked like an immature brat, and then a really posh guy explained to me what Demon Summoning was about."
    strange voice*
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Hey, uh, Tiko, anything you'd like to say to this guy?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "There's no need for that..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, we ended up with the chick. She's funny."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I don't need to see two navis flirting..."
    Erl K. (GM): Tommy's COMP buzzed.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Actually, that sounds kind of funny."
    Tico: "I'd NEVER flirt with my bro!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Fuck."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Guess they're related."
    "What a world we live in."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Aaaaaand this just got really awkward."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Way to go, Kazuma, you made it weird."
    Tetsuo shook his head.
    Erl K. (GM): A voice buzzes from Kurosawa's COMP.
    Julia Takeshi: "I blame Kazuma."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "It is totally Tommy's fault!"
    "He suggested it!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "So hey, Tico." He looks at the COMP, turning it around. "Got any tunes on this thing?"
    Erl K. (GM): "Tico, you are not supposed to reply unless specifically prompted by the users..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Play Freebird!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Fuck that, play Raining Blood."
    Tico: "Well excuse me, one of them WANTED to hear my sweet voice! Not like your old grumpy master!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "And I'm telling you Kaz, keep messing with the bull and you get the horns."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Let them fight..."
    Tommy Takeshi: He throws up the horns with his free hand.
    Tico: "Pfffbrbrbrb!" Tico blew a raspberry over the COMP.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "You weren't prompted just now, were you, other Navi?"
    "Practice what you preach."
    Erl K. (GM): "Touche, sir."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Fuck the rules."
    "Talk all you want."
    Erl K. (GM): The Navis went quiet.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Psst, hey Tico, what's your brother's name?"
    "I don't want to be rude."
    Tico: "Tico, of course!"
    Julia Takeshi: "Hmm, I wonder what they are..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "WHAT?!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "It's Tico and Tico, what's weird about that."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Okay. So that's a thing…"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Don't judge, broseph."
    Tommy Takeshi: "I knew a guy and a girl called Taylor. They dated each other."
    "And broke up cus it got too infuriating."
    Detective Kurosawa: "So, young man."
    Julia Takeshi: "Seems like a tailor-made relationship."
    Detective Kurosawa: The Detective suddenly took a hard stare at Tommy.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Eh?"
    Detective Kurosawa: "Should I be worried about you keeping a girl in your pants?"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Wait, wasn't that a celebrity couple?"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Dohoho."
    Tommy Takeshi: "C'mon, man, not you too.."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We all are, actually>"
    We're very worried."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I got mine in my jacket."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Anyway, I've got a girl. She's just... I dunno what she's doing right now."

    Detective Kurosawa winced.
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Gotta take a girl out to dinner first."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Probably kicking some Kobold's ass."
    Julia Takeshi: "... even I fear Sister-in-Law..." Julia said meekly.
    Detective Kurosawa: "Oh right, you asked me about a blonde girl in a suit right? Lucia..."
    "Can't say I've heard about her, but-"
    "No, I shouldn't ask you that..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Might as well, out with it."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Now we're curious."
    Julia Takeshi: "Ask us what? Don't leave us bouncing man."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Bifrons... He's got a lot of humans locked up in his Domain."
    "Keeps the ones with the most Magnetite to fuel his power."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "…"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Thinkin' she might be in there?"
    "Well, even if she isn't, should do it anyway."
    Tommy Takeshi: "So what you're saying is, we know where to look."
    Detective Kurosawa: "She might be in there yeah... Or at least someone who knows something about her."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "We have to go rescue her."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Absolutely not."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "People don't need to be locked up."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I know. Not right now."
    Detective Kurosawa: "You kids will stay out of trouble."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Time to topple a tyrant. Always wanted to stick it to the man."
    Julia Takeshi: "Well, we were planning on kicking Bifrons' ass anyway."
    Detective Kurosawa: "Leave the risks to the grown-ups."
    Tommy Takeshi: "We signed up for trouble when we picked up these COMPs."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "That's a great time to be pullin' that after we iced Legion."
    Detective Kurosawa: "You were just trying to survive."
    Tommy Takeshi: "No, even before that."
    "I ain't looking for survival."
    "I know exactly what I'm doing."
    Julia Takeshi: "This isn't a world were one could survive without taking risks, Mr. Kurosawa." Julia replied seriously.
    Detective Kurosawa: "And you saw what happened with Legion."
    Julia Takeshi: "There's such a thing as a pre-emptive strike."
    Detective Kurosawa: "What happens if one of you gets hit by the same..."
    "As an officer of the law, I can't just..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Then… well…"
    Julia Takeshi: "And... we took Legion down. Do you think he'll let us go that easily?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "Somehow, some-when, I'm gonna go up to Chernobog... and make him feel exactly what we felt three days ago: absolute despair."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "I'll just kill the bastard and be done with it."
    Detective Kurosawa: "..."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Gods like that don't belong in this world."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "This is why I like Tommy: He says the best things."
    Detective Kurosawa: "No, you guys have a point. I can't use the common sense of the old world on you..."
    Julia Takeshi: "See? My bro has a spine." Julia said, clapping Tommy's shoulder.
    Tommy Takeshi: "Try it, sir."
    "Survival's just treading water."
    "Try fighting for something."
    "And you'll feel alive again."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I always pictured Chernobog as a giant devil in a volcano. Probably Disney's fault."
    Detective Kurosawa: "I do fight." Kurosawa stated. "It's what I've been trying to do, to rescue people from Bifrons..."
    "To be honest, there was a time where I just ran."
    "Even with Nemeria, I just kept running... Because I had to protect my daughter."
    "But now I regret it, I regret running during those days."
    "So I thought I could try and take this Demon Lord on... Guess I fucked that up too."
    Draconic: Hate to be a buzzkill, but Hikaru died again…
    Detective Kurosawa: "Shouldn't have asked Andrew, Derek and Bruce to come with me..."
    Julia Takeshi: "Is your daughter..." Julia asked, afraid of threading a topic she shouldn't.
    Detective Kurosawa: "She's alive, thank God."
    "I don't know what I would do if she wasn't."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Well it's not over. The counterattack is just starting."
    "Legion was probably one of Bifrons' big lieutenants."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "The others you mentioned…" Kazuma said uncertainly, "Are they captured, or…?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "He'll be feeling that in the morning."
    "And we've got what, eight COMPs now?"
    Detective Kurosawa: (Andrew etc. are the cops)
    Tommy Takeshi: "That's eight times the firepower, eventually."
    Detective Kurosawa: (You know)
    (The ones that died)
    Tommy Takeshi: "Your guys didn't go down for nothing."
    Detective Kurosawa: (Oh you were gone=
    "Save those words for after we've won, kid."
    "But I'll hold you to that."
    Tommy Takeshi: Tommy grins.
    "...oh, right, I'm an idiot."
    "Sorry guys, I just said a bunch of stupid shit."
    "Without asking what you think."
    Julia Takeshi: "Nah it's okay, I think you spoke for the whole group here."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm all for it."
    "I won't give up until everyone's safe. I may act kind of silly, but that's the only reason I'm not a mess right now."
    Julia Takeshi: "By the way Tiana, I wanted to ask you some things."
    Tiana: "Yes?"
    Julia Takeshi: "You've mentioned a Clan... well, a few Clans. How do those work?"
    Tiana: "Well, every Clan is like a family of sorts. You know how you humans say you have a bunch of stuff that's ok and not ok to do?"
    "Some Clans have rules like those, but they're pretty much born that way."
    "We Fairies tend to have large and complicated organizations and a whole bunch of ranks and stuff!"
    "We also have a King and Queen, who are the strongest Fairies ever and everyone looks up to them."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "They aren't named Titania and Oberon, are they?"
    Tiana: "Yes, that's exactly what they're called!" Tiana smiled, but then squinted at him suspiciously. "How did you know, though?"
    Tommy Takeshi: "He's a geek."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "There was this great poet a long time ago."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Yup geek."
    Julia Takeshi: "Def geek."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "He wrote a play and it featured Titania, Oberon, and another fairy named Puck."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "NEEEERD!"
    Tommy Takeshi: "This could not be less metal."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Oh shut up. At least I understand Shakespeare. You guys didn't even laugh when Hamlet was making fun of Polonius."
    Tiana: "Anyways, there's a huge number of Clans."
    "You have the Goddesses, the Divines, the Heralds, the Fallen, the Tyrants, the Furies, the Jaki, the Beasts, the Fairies, the Elementals, the Heroes, the Genma, the Dragons, the Vile, the Snakes, the Drakes, the Ladies, the Night Clan
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Drakes?"
    Tiana: The Kishin, the Deities, wew... There's just too many of them."
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "Sounds complicated."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Alright, Tyrants sound pretty metal."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Some of those seem redundant..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "Do they claim to be dragons until the actual dragons show up?"
    Julia Takeshi: "Kishin sounds hella metal too."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Kaz, please."
    Tiana: "Yeah, like, it's dumb."
    "Some of the clans are basically just a better version of another clan."
    Tommy Takeshi: "If we grill her for info we'll be stuck here all day."
    Tiana: "I think they separated themselves because they felt smug or something."
    Tommy Takeshi: "Let's just figure it out as we go along."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, I was just curious."
    "Some of those clans sound like we should be wary of them. Vile, Fallen..."
    Hikaru Kuzunoha: "Just put them in a headlock and make them cry for mercy."
    Tiana: "It helps big time though. Knowing about the Clans can help you know how to avoid pissing off the wrong Demon... Or knowing when to run away from one!"
    "Like... The Fiends..."
    Kazuma Ryumori: "What was Legion?"
    Tiana: Tiana makes a terrified face, legitimately pale with horror even at just mentioning that name.
    Kazuma Ryumori: "I'm sorry…"
    Tiana: (No not Legion)
    (The Fiends)
    Julia Takeshi: (Fiends are superbosses in SMT Drac)
    (well not quite superbosses)
    Kazuma Ryumori: (oh)
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: (or just Matador)
    Julia Takeshi: (MAAATAADOOOOOR)
    Tommy Takeshi: "You just tell us if we're barking up the wrong tree, Tiana, no worries."
    "After all, you're part of the group too. You get a say."
    Julia Takeshi: "Yeah, you're one of us now!"

    Kazuma Ryumori nods.
    Tiana: "Hehehe! Thanks!"
    Tetsuo Yoshimoto: "You get a membership card and a complementary gift basket."
    "Once we make those."
    Tiana: "Awww! You got my hopes up!"
    Kazuma Ryumori: "If we can find any…"
    "Although Tiana did find those donuts…"
    Last edited by Mormarth; March 28th, 2017 at 09:57 PM.

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