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Last time on HolyQuest Autumn had arrived from his leave of absence only to beset us with another hiatus. The HQ crew strung out of their crack ships have taken their last resort to defeat a monday without a game. FEMTO Presents Holy Kyusetsu!! Uchikeshi no Rapyuchitsu ga Koko ni!

This quest is intended to burn the time away while we wait for the current hiatus to be over and we can move on with the main plot of the 3rd act of HolyQuest. Players will be allowed to remake their character sheets and replay old characters or multiple characters at the DM's discretion. Please make your character appropriate to a highschool setting.

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 No.761492

>>761491

"Th-they're going around the school?" Amy stammers some more as her face goes redder. But, Huricanrana and the bell mercifully distract her from her embarrassment.

As Amy watches him walk away, seeming very uninterested in her, she looks to Vizsla with a competitive glare. "This is YOUR fault. I had him until YOU showed up! I'm not going to suck out his soul! Just give him some good exercise! It's good for him!"

 No.761493

>>761490
"And I very much appreciate that, but at this rate I fear that cubic dullard is going to reel in everyone else with his inane little after-school socials… pizza and bowling, I could just promise them a free soda-pop on election day and it'd pretty much add up the same!"

>>761491
>>761490
Gabriele sighs, "I'm very disappointed to admit you might be right, Mocha. There are times where one must use the carrot over the stick, but what would be within the school budget… I don't have Gegenschein's personal funds he plans to use for the Slurpee machines, and I don't want to just appear to be copying Box's pizza party and bowling. No, I must come up with something original that'd fit within the budget…" she tries to think of something unique to her. "What might students like more than slurpees or pizza… chocolate?"

 No.761494

>>761491
Flaming groans, "Seriously!? If a teacher wouldn't take something like THIS as important, what even good are they!?"

As he begs her to let him take it back, she nods and runs alongside him, "Okay, if you're sure you can handle it, but I'm going with you! I'm the one who found it and I'm the one who was able to translate it, I'm responsible too!"

 No.761495

>>761491
"Ah, yea when I see her later I'll let her know. If she was in the scouts sounds like something she'd be down for." He pauses a moment. "A campout sounds pretty nice, if Flaming isn't available I can check my schedule over and see if I got time if needed," He says as the bell rings.
"Oh, well, I'll let her know ASAP." Pryce says with a smile as he heads on off to his next class.

 No.761496

>>761493
>>761491

"What'd I tell you? School politics are a joke," she says with a snide grin.

"BUT, Chocolate would win ME over," Punish adds with shocking enthusiasm.

 No.761497

>>761496
>>761493
>>761491

"You could promise to throw the best prom EVER!" Amy suddenly interjects into the conversation.

 No.761498

>>761496
"Yes, I'm rather fond of chocolate myself, and it's different enough from the others. But, it is just another food-stuff, and it may not win out against slurpees or pizza…"

>>761497
Gabriele squawks as Amy jumps in on the conversation. "Oh good Lord!" She says, holding her talon over her heart, "Don't, SNEAK up on me like that!"

She pauses, "But, hold on a moment… what did you say?"

 No.761499

>>761498

"Sorry, it's the doggy ears," Amy apologizes in an upbeat tone as she paws at her own ears. "I hear lotsa stuff. So, sometimes I just kinda… JUMP into conversations," she says as she does a little jump for emphasis. Then, she does a little giggle.

"I kinda forget that people don't expect me to hear sometimes," she says, still giggling.

"Anyway, EVERYONE wants a good prom! The romance… the dancing… the secret alcohol… the after-parties… Make it the best prom ever and you're SURE to win!"

 No.761500

>>761499
>>761498

"The mutt has a good idea for once."

 No.761501

>>761499
>>761500
"…a dance!" Gabriele gets a devious grin on her face. "Yes, of course, a dance! I could promise we put together a Homecoming dance in the next couple of weeks! It's an excellent and original use of the budget that stands out from just another pizza party, and if we really go all out it'll be a night everyone will remember! Dancing, music, fun, elegance, we could pick out a theme and everything!"

Gabriele grabs Amy by the shoulders, "My dear nosy little hound, you're a genius!"

 No.761502

>>761492
"HAD him? Oh no, you've never owned anyone you. You merely rent." She points her nose up at you as she carries her books out of class.

Students begin filing out the classroom into the halls. You math class is up next.

>>761493
>>761496
>>761497
Mocha tags alongs with you if you being ushering towards your next class. Class mates begin pouring out of the classroom and into the frenzy that is the school hallways.
"Maybe instead of a candy you can offer something like a school service? Something you could only get at school to make the school day easier. Or at least nicer. -Punish? that's your name right? Is there anything you always hoped for at school? Just to make the day nicer?"

>>761497
"That could work." Mocha ponders

>>761495
"Thanks Etac. I don't know ya well, but you could both come along if you want. Can't be too bad if you've made friendlies with Flaming already."

Just as the bell rings the class room begins piling out the door into the once again chaotic halls. You may decide to gravitate towards any group that's passing through the hallways.

Hexapod walks beside you "You know, if you like camping so much. The forester Rangers could be a good fit for ya. It's all kids but we have our fun."

>>761494
In the rush of the school bell you print out your materials and submit them to your teacher who is patient enough to wait for any stragglers.

Shei talks to you all the while "It might take a little longer than a minute. I'll be going over this the entire club period to be honest. If you want I can introduce you to my best in club. Before next class and we'll give you some re-assurance."

>>761493
>>761492
>>761494
>>761495
>>761496
Giving one more round to RP before moving on

The hallways outpour with the student, one half taking their time, chatting and corresponding with their fellows in that familiar school yard wit. The other half rushing across the hallways as their chased by Dragon the hall-monitor, some delinquents sit on the water fountain, some skate by on skate boards when the school authorities aren't on their case.

 No.761503

>>761502
>>761501

"Honestly? I just want the days to end faster. The less of this place and the people in it, the better."

 No.761504

>>761502

Amy bounces off to math class. Having given her contribution to the conversation, she whimsically moves beyond it.

 No.761505

>>761502
>>761503
"Duly noted Punish, but let's try to focus on the dance as our primary deliverable. I don't know how well shortening the school day will go over with faculty, an extravagant dance organized by the students is sure to be approved though. I'm going to go for it, it's the best idea I have to compete with these inane promises made by my competition. These students want something tangible, by Lord I'll give it to them."

 No.761506

>>761502
"Could be a fun group, I might take you up on that," Pryce comments to the offer of helping out with Flaming. He chuckles a bit at the offer to join.
"Tempting, but I got three clubs already competing for time. Might not be able to pull off a fourth."

 No.761507

>>761502
Flaming quickly passes off the paper with barely a moment to spare as she keeps pace with Shei, "Well I promised you 10 minutes, didn't I?! I wanna see what you find out, this could be important, students could get hurt! If there's sacrifices going on, it's up to me to stop 'em! You just tell me where it says it's happening and I'll bust in and break some heads, okay?"

 No.761508

>>761505

"Ugh… Dances? At least make sure it has some games or something," Punish says sounding bored of it already.

 No.761509

>>761508
Gabriele turns her head in confusion, "I thought you said Amy had a good idea?"

 No.761510

>>761509

"I said she had a good idea. I didn't say I liked it. If you're going to ask me to help, I'm going to tell you my opinion."

 No.761511

>>761510
"Well, I certainly do take your word under consideration. I imagine you represent more than a number of the students who might be voting for me. The dance has marketability as it is, but what could I say to make YOU want to attend it? You mentioned games? I could see if we could make it a carnival of sorts as well."

 No.761512

>>761506
Hexapod whistles impressed "And I thought I had it rough. Good luck with that Pryce, I'll get in touch with ya later for the camping trip."

>>761507
"Flaming this occult document is written in a dead language, and is likely encrypted with a unique lexicon. If I had to take a guess it might be one of the secret Rosicrucian languages, but I can't really be sure. It's going to take some time."

However Shei is unable to find his friends in time before next period begins. So you both head to your math class.
Your time in Math class passes without anything eventful happening. Save for the anticipation and mystery of the occult document you found. As the next bell rings and you exit the class Shei makes good on his assurances. You arrive at Shei's locker where incidentally two of his friends were waiting for him after class. One of them is Gadriel and the other is an alien looking Pony colored in black with no clear appearance. His name is Observer.

"Flaming say hello to the A-Team" Shei presents them
Observer comments "We are a team? I thought we were a club."

"Same difference" Gadds responds

"Enough of that guys Shei says "We have our first case, look!" Shei shows off the occult document as the gang comes around to take a look.

>>761502
>>761503
>>761504
>>761506
>>761505
The school day passes on as math class isn't very eventful. Gabriele and the other Election Runners use the class period to visit other classes and give the same speech they gave during language arts class. As everyone else proceeds with a regular, brain numbing math class.

By the next bell it's midday and time for lunch. Many students excitedly clamor out the door and let out sighs of relief for the much needed reprieve as lunch time lasts an hour and a half. There is a steady stream of students heading toward the Cafeteria.

 No.761513

>>761512
Flaming looks between Observer and Gadriel, nodding quickly to both of them. "Hey nice to meecha! I'm counting on you guys to figure this out before something bad happens. So," she says, looking at the occult document, "If you're gonna need to translate it, I don't think there's much I can do to help with? Maybe I can track down who it belonged to, it could have been someone in our last class!"

 No.761514

>>761512
Gabriele MOSTLY gives the same speech, but makes promises of the school dance that Amy had suggested, the exact activities planned vague enough she can change it on the fly but ultimately promising that everyone in the school would have a chance for a night of music, dancing, and various other fun activities for Homecoming.

After a few more speeches, Gabriele gives a shutter as she waltzes to the cafeteria, her stomach grumbling with anticipation. She turns to Mocha, "Be honest, how would you say the crowd is turning now that I've brought up the dance?"

 No.761515

>>761512
"Thanks, and yea, catch ya later!"

>>761512
Pryce heads on to the cafeteria after math, keeping an eye out for Flaming while he goes on to get his lunch.

 No.761517

>>761512
>>761511

"Carnival games? Sure," Punish shrugs. "I love a good test of strength or skill. And prizes for my strength and skill."

 No.761518

>>761512

Amy randomly decides to explore during lunch. By chance she may or may not stumble upon the occult studies club definitely not breaking school rules by not being where they are supposed to be.

 No.761519

>>761514
"I think they looked more engaged. In Language-Arts the crowd was more bored, but from where I was sitting it looked like there was more ponies paying attention this time around."

>>761513
The familiar air of nerd talk surrounds Shei as what they discuss seems impenetrable by the unscholarly mind of a mere buffalo.
"You think it's rosecrucian?" Gadds asks
"That's what I was thinking." Shei responds
"Then what are those strange runes." Observer comments
"It could be a type of cuniform." Gadds
"I was thinking, maybe Akkadian?" Shei
"Then this geometry isn't goetic in relation, more like a mathmetical procession." Observer
"Like a calender?" Shei

In any case, they are lost in their passion. Shei flaps a hoof at you dismissively "Sure, sure, I'll see you after school."

Everyone is likely headed toward the cafeteria, and you can remember every face in your language arts class. You're likely to find your suspect there.

>>761515
You do indeed catch Flaming, she is surrounded by a hive of nerds studying a document. You recognize them as Shei, Gadriel, and Observer.

>>761518
You run into Shei, Gadriel, and Observer huddled around a strange document they are discussing. Surrounding them is Flaming and Pryce.

 No.761520

>>761517
>>761519
Gabriele nods towards Punish, "Then a dance carnival it shall be then. Hmm… would it be a faux pas to make it Eastern themed and have it be a combination of a summer carnival combined with a 'traditional' ceremony dance theme, I wonder…"

She turns towards Mocha as she gives a sigh. "Well, that's definitely an improvement, but I'm still skeptical of our odds. I feel like I was able to give enough of a counter argument against Gegenschein, but it's that BOX who seems to be a crowd pleaser with such a simple promise…"

 No.761521

>>761519
>>761515

Amy smiles as she stumbles upon Pryce by chance. She sneaks up behind him and then gives him a big hug. "Heyyyy! Pryce! Prycey Wycey! I found you!" she says lovingly as she continues her from-behind-hug. "What are you up to, my darling?"

 No.761522

>>761520

"I think a lot of people would like the outfits that would come with that," Punish shrugs.

 No.761523

>>761522
>>761520

>Obviously, that was supposed to be Punish.

 No.761524

>>761519
Flaming tries to wrap her head around what these dorks are yammering on about, the only reason she's even bothering to try to pay attention being the occult nature of it but they eventually lose her as she feels a headache coming on.

"Blegh, I can't even understand what you're all saying! Whatever, just let me know the moment you figure it out! I'm gonna try to find out who left that paper in the printer."

She heads off towards Language Arts, looking for the last person to use the printer before she had a chance to: Blackseed
[1d10] Percpetion for Blackseed

Roll #1 2 = 2

 No.761525

>>761513
>>761519
"Hey, Flaming!" Pryce calls out, waving down Flaming once he spots her.
"Hexapod was looking for you earlier, she wanted to know if you'd like to help with a Forest Rangers campout on friday," He asks the buffalo…

>>761521
…Before being pounced upon by the prowling predator.
"Ah, A-Amy!" He stammers, startled by the surprise hug, wings bustling a bit under Amy's grip.
"G-Give me a little warning next time," He says, trying to slide out of her grip. "I was telling Flaming about a scout camping trip this weekend."

 No.761526

>>761520
Starry beams in Mocha's eyes betray her goth style. Her spidery hooves are clasped together "Ooh! You should make it Goth themed! Or a masquerade! You could play Aurelio Voltaire all night long."

Additionally Mocha comments on the problem of Box "They say simplicity is key. Not everyone is going to be able to wrap their heads around your hoity toity aspirations Gabby." She teases "But I bet they could definitely wrap their heads around goth prom. Say it with me- Goth Prom." She appears attached to the idea already.

>>761524
>Ahem Nightseed

The last of the nerd's conversation you hear is "We should meet at the club room and begin deciphering."
"uuh- no, I'm getting lunch." Gadriel non-chalantly mentions
"B-but our first case." Shei begs
"I am also hungry" Observer chimes in
"Fii-i-i-ine! We'll save it for after." Shei bleats.

The group of nerds begin following behind you, and as you arrive at the cafeteria line you see that it being so early in the period the line spills out into the hallways. You won't be able to catch nightseed like this, with all these hungry ponies blocking your way. Though I suppose you could always wait. Or use your head to find a way through.

>>761525
>>761521
As you follow Flaming or Pryce and the group of nerds following her you all arrive at the lunch line and see the same thing she sees.

 No.761527

>>761525

Amy gasps and grins when Pryce mentions a camping trip. "Camping!? Why, Pryce! That's soooo romantic! We can go together," she suggests as she gives one last squeeze before letting go.

>>761526

Amy does not care about whatever the nerds are talking about. But, food is good. She sniffs the air to see what they have cooking.

 No.761528

>>761526
>>761520

"You ruined it," Punish deadpans at Mocha's Goth Prom suggestion. "You took the idea. You ran with it. And you ruined it. Are you proud of yourself?"

 No.761529

>>761525
>>761521
As Flaming is about to go looking for Nightseed, she finds herself being caught up by Pryce calling out to her, as well as Amy glomping on him. She smiles and heads in their direction, grateful for some non-nerds to communicate with for a little bit.

"Hey Pryce! How's it going?"
As he mentions Hexapod looking for help setting up a campout, her eyes light up with excitement. "OH! A campout?! You'd bet I'd love to help!" She says as she practically jumps with glee.

She looks to Amy, still remembering Punish's words as she asks, "I don't think I've been on a real campout since Filly Scouts! Remember those, Amy, huh do ya?"

>>761526
As she seems to find zero trace of Nightseed at first, she grumbles as she looks at all the ponies blocking her line of sight and realizes the futility of trying to look through them. So, Flaming just tries the 'direct' approach…

"HEY NIGHTSEED! NIIIIIIGHTSEEEEED!" She shouts out as loud as she can, hoping someone will stand out upon hearing their name.
[1d10] YELLLING

Roll #1 9 = 9

 No.761530

>>761527
"Well it's not exactly leisure, we'd be watching over kids," Pryce explains as Amy also jumps aboard, straightening himself out after Amy breaks the hug.

>>761529
"I'm doing alright," Pryce answers. "Great! She'll love to see all the help she'll be getting now."

Pryce covers his ears as Flaming then starts to yell out for Nightseed.
"Uh, things going well with you?"

 No.761531

>>761528
>>761526
As the idea of the Gothic Prom appeals to Gabriele as well, Gabriele holds up a claw, "Now, hold on hold on, Punish. I do believe Mocha's suggestion merits some thought. I must admit, Gothic chic is VERY fashionable, and frankly popular amongst our age groups. Many an edgy teenager in these halls, you must admit. It's Fall and we could possibly tie it into a theme for the spooky season as well, and frankly I think you'd look darling in a pitch-black leather gown don't you?"

 No.761532

>>761528
Mocha's pupil's turn to the corner of her eye as she scratches her cheek in mild chagrin "I thought it was a pretty cool idea."

>>761527
You smell freshly baked muffins, you smell stew, you think you even smell friend chicken and mashed potatoes. You don't know who or what funds this school but they care about what you eat.

>>761529
You don't hear anything at first but after a few short moments you hear Vizsla's voice cry out with equal force "MOST PEOPLE LIKE TO BE WITHIN BACKHANDING DISTANCE BEFORE THEY START WHINGING!!!"

A chorus of of snickers and chuckles directed at Flaming cackle in response to Vizsla's outcry.
Soon enough the lunch line moves past the Cafeteria entrance and you able to see Nightseed seated at a table with her friends, Mudi, Vizsla, Supper of Crows, and Nightseed's little sister Wishful whom is an elementary schooler so it's odd that she's here in the first place.

>>761531
"I know about a quarter of the jocks love a good excuse to cosplay. I think it's a winner. Plus!" She clasps her hooves together and dreamily exhales the words "Goth Prom~"

 No.761533

>>761529

Amy is currently occupied with sniffing the school lunch. Then, when Flaming asks about Filly Scouts, her eyes flicker open. She seems to zone out for a moment. Then, she looks at Flaming with an uncomfortable frown. "Um… Y-yeah, totally…" she nervously answers.

>>761530

"Oh. Ew," Amy says flatly.

 No.761534

>>761532

"Mmmm," Amy moans longingly as she sniffs the food. She vibrates with anticipation for her turn in line.

 No.761535

>>761533
"Ew?" Pryce questions the uncharacteristic response.

 No.761536

>>761531

Punish rests her face in her hooves as Gabby talks about what the "edgey teenagers" like. "God, I just feel the cringe…"

Then, when she talks about her in black leather, she looks down at her plane black tee and black arm bands going up her arms. She shrugs. "Doesn't seem like it would be much of a change. Could be nice. Not that I actually care about fashion."

 No.761537

>>761535

"Yes, ew!" Amy says indignantly. "Who wants to watch a bunch of annoying kids?"

 No.761538

>>761533
Flaming seems to pick up on her nervous response, her ears flopping down a bit but keeping a smile going just to keep the mood light. "You should totally go on it too! You know how to start fires, you know how to pitch tents and make the best smores. Remember how I kept burning mine and just ate them all black and charred?"

>>761530
"I'll let you know soon as I know if someone is getting sacrificed at the school or not," Flaming says as she spots Nightseed at her table, walking in that direction. "Shei and I found this creepy occult looking paper in the printer in the Library and it mentioned stuff like graverobbing and ritual sacrifice! He and his nerd team are trying to decipher while I'm looking for the last person to use the printer before I found the paper. Namely, Nightseed."

>>761532
Flaming grunts. Normally ANYONE who shouted at her back she'd take as a challenge, but for right now she was a calf with a mission. She saw Nightseed seated at the table with the other sisters, and Flaming bravely charged up to it. "There you are!"

She practically jumps up into Nightseed's face, "Hey! Did you leave something in the printer after you were done using it?!" She asks point-blank, hooves on the side of the table.

 No.761539

>>761536
>>761532
"Mmmm…" Gabriele says, crossing her talons. "You're somewhat of a focus group to me, Punish. If you aren't into it, I don't want to risk most of the other students voting for it not going for it either."

She turns to Mocha, "I'm a fan of Goth Prom as well, Mocha, but perhaps if it's best we leave it to a school vote: we'll allow everyone to submit suggestions for a theme and will organize a vote to choose which one the majority wants? That way we're sure to grab a majority of votes here for the Presidential run, and have our options open for when we organize the dance itself."

 No.761540

>>761537
"It's a camping trip, it's not just watching but doing some teaching too. A way to pass down information to the younger generations," Pryce says to make it sound far more impressive.

>>761538
"S-Sacrificed?" Pryce repeats, unsure if he heard right. He follows after Flaming as she heads towards Nightseed's table. "Is this a serious thing or just some project?" He asks with concern.

 No.761541

>>761537
Shei chimes in "But we're annoying kids and you don't seem to mind us."

Gadriel also says "Kids can be cool."

>>761539
>>761536
Mocha pouts "Pooey, and I was so close, and I'm the one that ruins everything. Are you happy Punish? Now instead of goth prom we can have sparklers and fart jokes be our theme."

>>761540
>>761538
Shei answers Pryce "We only started looking at the document seriously right now. It's going to take some time to understand what exactly it is."

>>761538
A nervous twitch pangs from NightSeed's eye as she can't believe someone is getting this close to their at the same time her friends eye her in a vexed manner as they try to enjoy their lunch.

Vizsla is the first to speak up, cross legged and not intimidated at all by your antics "Usually burglars prefer to have their face on the floor when begging for forgiveness."

Night re-iterates Vizsla's response but with much less vitriol "Well, do you have it. Thief."

>>761540
>>761539
>>761537
>>761536
The rest of gang see the confrontation in Flaming's post above. And just as you were getting close to being served lunch it seems Flaming is about to head butt her way in to her first school fight. Can the party prevail against the Sisters of Gehenna? find out next time on Holy Kyusetsu!!

[PAUSE]

 No.761542

>>761538

Amy opens her mouth nervously, then closes it again. Then, she lets out a long sigh. "I-I'm sorry… There's really no easy way to ask this… Do I know you?"


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