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Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« on: April 26, 2017, 10:12:57 PM »

>You are Sakuya Izayoi, Accidental Chrononaut!
>After having a normal morning, an explosion at the mansion lead to you having some kind of accident while trying to freeze time and blacking out. You awoke in a strange forest, and after exploring and bickering with some faeries, eventually found a river, and then some fisherwomen. From there, you sent to their town, a little farming hamlet called True Glorian, and after a faux paus on your part, met with their leader, one Sir Kay of the Round Table. Sir Kay handled some of your questions, helping you figure out that you were in someplace still called Gensokyo. Following his advice, you went northward, over a sizable forest, and found an equally sizable town, larger than any you had seen before. From there, you went eastward after inquiring with a local youkai and found the Hakurei Shrine, and Reimu.
>You learned that you have awoken centuries into the future. Reimu has become a goddess, Scarlet Devil Mansion is gone, and the world has changed greatly, According to Reimu, there is a surviving member of the Mansion at the Myouren Temple, which seems to have been renamed the Hijiri Temple. After inquiring about things such as who is still around, and what had happened in the world, you decided to try to learn what you could, then find a way home. You have obtained a blessing from your old friend-turned-goddess, and her invitation to return whenever you need to.
>After some false starts, you made your way to the Hijiri Temple, and found Flandre had taken up residence there, as well as the youkai form of her old pet dog. She told you the story of the slow decline of Scarlet Devil Mansion, as as much about the fates of its residents as she could. You then convinced her to join you for a time. With Flandre in tow, you followed Reimu's advice and went to Bhava-Agra. There you encountered Miko, who had ascended to Celestialhood herself, and followed her to the Dragon Palace. You briefly met Tenshi, who seemed to have become the leader in the mean time, and then was taken to meet Ran Yakumo, who had ascended herself as a consequence of being a kitsune. >Ran seemed to have taken over Yukari's role, and after a somewhat rocky start, offered to help try to return you to your proper place in time, giving you a few items to seek out for her to do so: Rainbow Sand, an object that has endured between your era and this one, and echoes of the incident that brought you here.  She gave you a pendant to collect the last one with. Armed with this, you then went on to explore a new place that had sprung up since your departure from history: Apex.
>Apex was a riot of colors, technologies and cultures, almost too much to take in; loud, crowded, and alien. With Flandre's help, you found a tea house that Nue runs, and fulfilled an obligation that you made to Sir Kay. Along the way, you were also robbed by a youkai named Coyote, who helped you find your way to Nue's place. Nue welcomed you, and told you what she knew, suggesting that you seek out someone called the Rainbow Serpent to get the rainbow sand you need, then suggested visiting the central building, the Diet, to learn more.
>Taking this advice, you met Kanako and Sir Ector, father of Sir Kay, in the lobby. Discussing with them, you got a general idea of where the Rainbow Serpent might be found, and something of an idea of what to expect, as well as a little background on Apex itself. You then followed their directions into the Avalonian Quarter. Asking around led you toward a marketplace, where you met the somewhat familiar face of the Hell Raven, who was all too happy to help you find your way while talking about various things.
>With her help, you found the Rainbow Serpent in a public forest, and followed her on a strange journey that lead you through barren landscapes and speaking with a talking nautilus before suddenly awakening on the ground with the Rainbow Sand you needed in hand, and no sign of your benefactor, just a talking nautilus in the nearby creek. The hell raven then took you Hatate's place of business, where you managed to secure a meeting with the tengu, talk for a little bit, and obtain a picture of Flandre. Splitting off from her, you visited Shou at the Myouren branch temple and found Tojiko there as well. Afterward, you finally put Apex behind you and escorted Flandre back home.
>You set out to find Futo, and did so successfully. After a chat with her, however, you encountered a shinigami with orders to take you back to Higan. You complied, and found that Komachi had become the Yama in the intervening time, and convinced her to give you time to sort things out before being tried for apparently exceeding your lifespan. as an aid, she ordered the shinigami to take you to two places with her abilities. While on the way, however, things became complicated as Yuuka managed to reach into whatever distortion the shinigami causes while travelling and yank you out of it. Things were tense for a little bit, but the two of you eventually came to an understanding. You then met with a kappa in Kanako's service, who agreed to provide rapid transit to the other cities on the goddess' orders.
>You then returned to the site of Scarlet Devil Mansion, where you encountered a hostile agent of The Warlord, a local troublemaker, trying to excavate any lost items of power that may have been left behind. You defeated her after a brief but nasty fight, and took it upon yourself to explore. You found a wooden guardian monstrosity, and past it a hidden underground lair, where Alice has been hiding for heaven knows how long, attempting to perfect vessels for Patchouli and Marisa, both of whom had passed on. She has agreed to aid you in exchange for bringing her research back to her past self.
>After visiting the dojo that Meiling had established and was buried at, you visited the Hakurei Shrine once more for some ideas, then returned to the old human village to visit a museum in hopes of finding the last component you need to return home. Meeting with the staff gave you some hope, they have some old coins they are willing to part with for a high price or a equivalent trade. Using the vehicle that Kanako loaned you, you went to the netherworld in an effort kind of patch things up with Yuyuko. It is unclear if you really succeeded or not, but you didn't come away feeling sated at all. Afterward you picked up Nue, and had a rather awkward sort of date with the kappa driving the vehicle and crushed her heart. From there, you took Nue to meet with Sir Kay, who are apparently old acquaintances.
>From there you went to gather some digging supplies, and prepared to go hunting for the last piece you needed the old fashioned way! Along the way you met one Shuuei Spectre, who offered to take the tools off your hands when you were done. Returning to the ruins of Scarlet Devil Mansion, you worked you way up to the old stone bridge that used to be reasonably close to it, and found that faeries still liked to gather there. In particular, you found one of your previous maids, and quickly got drawn into dealing with a monster that has been terrorizing them. This monster, the Wumpus, turned out to be a savage and primative brute of a youkai who attacked you directly, and barely let up until you finally took her down in a drawn out battle.
>Afterward the maid, Dreamy Sky, showed you on old cache of toys and junk that a faerie kept in the mansion ruins, not long after you vanished from history. Securing it, and taking care not to damage the aged and delicate thing, you reunited with Mitsu and had a brief flight back to her home in Old Hometown. Dreamy did not take well to the flight, and is slow to leave, sitting on your lap as you sit in the vehicle's passenger seat. You've traded some of the objects in the trove for for an old coin at the museum, which completes your necessities for returning home. Since then, you have been coming and going to the Hijiri Temple, preparing for the evening. You visited Aya, and learned a bit around the world, but nothing about what happened to Remilia. You've arranged to let Dreamy Sky stay with Flandre and help with temple duties, and you had lunch and parted ways with Alice.
>The next morning came all too soon, despite your sleeping in. Still, you met with Flandre, who was determined to accompany you until you returned home, and Alice once more. You gathered a little information about the buddhists you have yet to meet, then went to visit Mitsu once more to use her flying chariot to find them. You visit visted Enkyo, a city with a large number of religious institutions, and eventually found Nazrin, as well as Meira, after bouncing around between a few such institutions. The former signed your statement, while the latter obligated to try to help out Youmu in a nonspecific manner in your era.
>Next you went to the Haihan region to begun searching for Kyouko. This has lead toward the supposedly cursed Funsai Mountain, and currently in an encounter with two youkai who most probably have ill intentions for you, and will likely not be very happy with all the teasing you are doing if they catch you. If. You've lured them toward a forest near the cave they live in, then froze time and moved behind them to rejoin Flandre.

> How well does Flan see in the dark?

>Almost perfectly, as far as you know.

>_

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2017, 10:15:10 PM »
>Are the youkai far away enough so that we can talk to Flan normally ?

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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2017, 10:18:39 PM »
>Are the youkai far away enough so that we can talk to Flan normally ?

>If you don't want to alert them? Probably not.

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2017, 10:20:56 PM »
>Wait a bit more in silence.

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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2017, 10:23:07 PM »
> Smile at Flan briefly while doing so.
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2017, 10:34:46 PM »
>Wait a bit more in silence.

> Smile at Flan briefly while doing so.

>The pair disappear into the forest. Well, not quite disappear, you can still glimpse them looking around, but they are certainly obscured.
>"You know they're not going to tell us anything now, right?" Flandre says softly.

>_

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2017, 10:37:18 PM »
> Take on an equally quiet tone.
> "It is what it is. Do you have any interest in investigating their home? Or shall we continue our search?"
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2017, 10:39:49 PM »
>"Besides, i am fairly sure they wouldn't have told us anything relevant without something to offer to them."

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 10:45:07 PM »
> Take on an equally quiet tone.
> "It is what it is. Do you have any interest in investigating their home? Or shall we continue our search?"

>"I don't think we'd gain anything by breaking and entering," says Flandre.

>"Besides, i am fairly sure they wouldn't have told us anything relevant without something to offer to them."

>"Maybe not," says Flandre.

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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2017, 10:45:49 PM »
> Take a look back at the woods. Are they still searching around?
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2017, 10:48:50 PM »
> Take a look back at the woods. Are they still searching around?

>Yes, the two seem to have split up for the moment.

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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2017, 10:51:51 PM »
> "Hmm, I have an idea. I apologize if I startle you further, Young Mistress."
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2017, 10:53:29 PM »
Share ?

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2017, 11:01:30 PM »
> "Hmm, I have an idea. I apologize if I startle you further, Young Mistress."

>"Just don't do anything too silly," says Flandre.

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 11:07:48 PM »
I'm going to give them what they think they want.

> "Never, Young Mistress."
> Stop time.
> Make a beeline for the same tree as before and position ourselves 'behind' it so neither youkai can see us.
> Resume time and take on a casual tone.
> "Where is Kyouko, ladies?"
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2017, 11:10:50 PM »
> "Never, Young Mistress."
> Stop time.
> Make a beeline for the same tree as before and position ourselves 'behind' it so neither youkai can see us.
> Resume time and take on a casual tone.
> "Where is Kyouko, ladies?"

>You make your way back toward the tree. The tailed youkai is fairly close to you; only a few yards away. Now that you can see her better, she is definitely foreign with a surprisingly strong chin and large nose. The other is a little ways away.
>You resume time, the tailed youkai whirls around, and her eyes narrow. "Found her, hon!"

>_

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2017, 11:14:15 PM »
> Couldn't find a position hidden from view?
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2017, 11:17:31 PM »
> Couldn't find a position hidden from view?

>They were too spread out.

>_

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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2017, 11:25:18 PM »
Time for Plan B, then.

> Is there a tree right behind us, at least?
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2017, 11:29:24 PM »
> Is there a tree right behind us, at least?

>Yes.

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« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2017, 11:31:44 PM »
> Smile and give a slight wave.
> "Yes, hello. Now, about Kyouko?"
[22:40:12] <Drake> "guys i donwloaded esod but its not workan"
[22:40:21] <Drake> REPORTED
[22:40:25] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> PROBATED
[22:40:30] <Drake> ORGASM
[22:40:32] <NaturallyOccurringChoja> FUCK YEAH

[22:28:39] <Edible> Mafia would be a much easier game if we were playing "spot the asshole"

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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2017, 11:35:51 PM »
> Smile and give a slight wave.
> "Yes, hello. Now, about Kyouko?"

>"How about brunch?!" she cries, as she takes to the air and charges.

>_

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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2017, 11:39:59 PM »
>Straight at us ?
>Are her hands lunging towards us too ?

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« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2017, 11:41:06 PM »
>Straight at us ?
>Are her hands lunging towards us too ?

>Yes.
>No.

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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2017, 11:42:59 PM »
>Can we stop time right before she gets us and then retreat to the other tree behind us ?

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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2017, 11:44:24 PM »
>Can we stop time right before she gets us and then retreat to the other tree behind us ?

>Presuming nothing unexpected comes up.

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« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2017, 11:49:26 PM »
>Stop time.
>Go behind tree.
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Re: Sakuya Quest 9 - A Z-Machine Adventure
« Reply #27 on: April 26, 2017, 11:50:37 PM »
>Stop time.
>Go behind tree.

>Not just yet.

>Will she slam on the tree that we will be hiding behind if she keeps going that way ?

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« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2017, 11:54:47 PM »
>Will she slam on the tree that we will be hiding behind if she keeps going that way ?

>Unlikely, she has room and time to stop or swerve unless she builds speed faster than you thought.

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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2017, 11:57:22 PM »
>Wait for her to get as close as we can confidently let her while still able to stop time safely, then stop time and take shelter behind the other tree behind us from her, then resume time.