Notail Simulator 2018 (12/17)

Notail Simulator 2018 (12/17)
RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (7/1)
put the mask 0n the b0rb
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (7/1)


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You have a single capture cage in your bag and a sense of pity.

You know that if this baby is left here, it will die soon. It already laid on death's door among the bones of its kin. You were the only thing in the world who did not reject it even when its mother did.


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Fortuna rolls a 200 sided die. A 40 is rolled.



You point the device at the child, and it doesn't struggle as it is taken in. It was your first time using a capture cage, but you think you did it right. The screen shows an image of the eyegret child upon it with the word "Fabled eyegret" above, similar to its mother.

You take a quick scan of the area. The mother was still not in sight.

An opening for an escape. You jump to your feet and run across the nearest bridge. It creaks and groans with every step. You feared it would break under you at any moment due to how woefully in disrepair it was.

One bridge crossed.

Then two.

A third one and yet there still seemed to be a hundred more left. They weaved in and out, and it seemed impossible to tell which one took you closer to the exit and which one took you deeper into the limbo of bridges and platforms.

As you ran across another bridge something caught your eye.

A blur just out of the range of your vision. You didn't want to look down, to see what you knew was coming-

-but you did.


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Fortuna rolls a 20 sided die. A 4 is rolled.



You were too loud in your escape, and the mother found you.

She ducks below the bridge in her flight and lands on the platform you attempted to escape to. She doesn't attack, merely tilts her head side to side in thought. She was confused, not angry. In fact, she puffs up and clucks in her odd language, one you almost feel you can understand. It feels she's asking you a question.

"Where are you going?"
"Why did your friends run?"
"Why do you act like this?"


You think in your mind, attempting to give her a voice.

She ruffles herself up before straightening herself out and taking flight. For a moment, you think she might have let you go, but you watch her fly to her nest, and you know what will happen next.

You move.

You move, and you wish you didn't hurt your leg.


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Fortuna rolls a 20 sided die. A 5 is rolled.



She screams.

She screams because her baby is gone and she refuses to blame herself for it.

You don't look back.

You don't dare look back.

But you feel her eyes come closer and closer to you.

It feels like a physical weight on you that makes it harder to run until finally, you stop. There's a tug on your bag. She's got you, but she hasn't killed you yet. You try to not think of the violent onslaught she inacted on her own child.

You try not to think of yourself in its place.

You just try to pull away.


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Fortuna rolls a 20 sided die. A 4 is rolled.



But she's giant. You've never seen a creature this big before since the N-class in your village transformed.

You're able to pull out the capture cage with her child in it. Thinking if she got her baby back that she would focus the attention on it instead of you, but with one shake she ruins those plans. The cage tumbles out of your hands and into the depths below.

Before you felt anger. A will to live. Fear and confusion, but as the cage disappeared from your vision so did all of those feelings.

It was unusual. As she took to the sky with you in tow, you felt nothing.

She placed you in her nest and scoward through the bones trying to find where her dead baby might be. You looked towards the dying creature who had given up on trying long ago and felt a kinship. Both of you were destroyed on a nonphysical level.

When she failed to find her dead child, she pulled out a random bone from the pile and tossed it at your feet while screaming in her strange tongue to you.

And yet you couldn't hear her. Everything was muffled, and you couldn't focus on her, and however couldn't look away. Only staring at her to appease her need to scream at you.

You blinked, and she was gone, but as you lifted your head to the sky so was the day.

Suddenly you just started to cry. It was irritating to you that you were doing this because you didn't feel stressed. You didn't feel sad, or angry and yet you were crying
like
a
stupid
idiot
who
got
caught
by
a
bird
and
deserves
to
be
stuck
here
forever
and
"E-2732! <:)"

You look up to E-4 and two of the others trying to get your attention from far away. They attempted to wave you over, seemingly with a plan of action for if the mother came back. There was suddenly fear in your chest. Not for yourself but for them.

The mother seemed to have no intention to kill you or else she would have by now but if this plan fails you don't think she'll be so merciful to all of them. They didn't get to see just how terrifying she was. How powerful.

Were you really going to let them risk their lives to save you? What if they died?

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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/16)
> But you're on a ticking time clock yourself. If you give up, what will that leave you to? Death by a whimper. She already did all that to her child - isn't there the possibility of there being nothing but a matter of time for that to be you, too?

> They're calling for your attention anyway. If you ignore them, they'll just get closer and louder. At least go over to tell them the risks first - and then if they're still willing to risk it, well...

> You still have lives as backup you can use to protect them, no? It's not the end. You can still go.
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/16)
They're calling you over, and they seem to have a plan, so you might as well try and make it. But if they're being too loud, you should signal to them the danger. Hold up a bone.
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/16)
man there's no need to get all defeatist now. sure everything hurts and is awful but damn you didn't get this far just to die in a bird's nest

go to them and see what their plan is! they came here to help you, so it's go help them out or wait for them to catch her attention themselves
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/16)
mask 0n de b0rb. als0 g0 t0 y0ur freinds. they def have a plan, even if its 2 w0rds and the rest is winging it.
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/16)

You bush away your thoughts of sitting in this nest forever, and you bush away your invasive thoughts for now. Surviving was most important right now.

They call to you again, you jump to your feet and make a slashing motion at your neck, a movement that was more visible than a finger to the mouth but still got the same message across. Stop whatever you were doing.

You couldn't have them yelling at you. It would attract the mother for sure.

Running across the bridges, you felt once again the intense presence of a pair of eyes drilling into your back, getting closer and closer an unseen horror.

You whip your head back this time to look, but nothing was there.


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Fortuna rolls a 20 sided die. A 1 is rolled.



But when you turn back there she was. She appeared so suddenly, and it felt impossible to believe anything could move so fast. She showed an interest in you, but it was one of more confusion than anything. Why would you be leaving her nest? Yes, she screamed at you and forced you there, but who would leave her nest? She could only fathom one reason why you would attempt an escape, and that would be due to the intruders.

She would not be kind to them.


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Fortuna rolls a 6 sided die. A 5 is rolled.


She grabbed E-31, the one closest to E-4, and flew into the void below.

The others realized their plan would do nothing due to her speed and ran themselves.



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Fortuna rolls a 20 sided die. A 16 is rolled.



You didn't see E-31 after that, and the mother never flew back up, possibly assuming that stealing away another child would scare away the intruders and you would go back to the nest like a good child.

Inside and far away from the platforms, you were safe, and yet the stress felt like it was pushing down on you. You stopped paying attention, and everything became a blur like when you were screamed at.

You just didn't want to be stressed out.

"E-2732, come on, we're moving, that's enough resting for now. <:)"

You could tell by the light coming in from the dreaded tunnel to the bridges that you had apparently slept at some point. Taking a deep breath, you acted like everything was ok. You were fine.

"Where are we going? =3"
"This is a bit of a set back E-2732. Sadly we're going to have to reprepare and work out our plans again. Get everyone informed about where we can't and can go, and figure out a better plan in case we do have to deal with this again. I fear that when we figure all of that out, we'll have to wait for a more preferable season. Might be a whole year until we have to come back. <:)"


You don't get it.

How did they not care? How are they doing it? Just brushing off this whole incident as just some sort of minor failure while you felt like your inners were ripping you apart. How could E-4 be so heartless?

"That's it? =3"
"That's it. <:)"


You wanted to yell, but you acted like a professional, like a notail, and showed no emotions with your next words.

"Oh, what about E-31? =3"
"A-Ah well we-we have to leave E-31 behind w-we don't...don't know if they're alive, E-2732. <:)"


They take a deep breath, just like you did, recomposing themself.
They're fine.
They're a professional.
A notail.
No emotions.

But you already knew now. E-4 cared about what happened. You knew a weakness.

"One loss isn't too bad for the situation we dealt with. It could have been much worse, which is why we must pull back and correct our plans. While in comparison one loss in our large group is not much, it is still important to minimize our losses as much as possible to get the best amount of profit. <:)"





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What would you like to do in this situation and for the rest of the year?


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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/16)
it happens!!!!!!!!!!

let's just...................................try to train up our int more i guess. also get to know the other e-classes better. we should work on keeping our new legendary tamed too
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/17)
i think becoming e-4 "oficial bodyguard" or something like that would be good for us, str n end for the obvious reasons, and high char for the emotional support that most no tails lack. Alsot this would be useful as a way to avoid going batshit-er insane, we gotta take care of our psyque.

Also take care of the horse, but if it turns out its not worth the effort i think we should focus on improving our relationship and control of slithers; unless its already perfectly trained, and we cant improve our bond with it further in our actual state.
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/17)
Let's focus in Strenght and Endurance meanwhile! Carry things! Be the packmule/goliath you were born to be! Fist fight trees like minecraft! Also train your animals, mainly Slithers and the horse, they're good material to be a capture creature champion.

Meanwhile see if someone has a worthless capture creature in your squad to put your mask in? Should be a good ideia.
Duck, duck, duck, duck, GHOOST.
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/17)
I want to focus on training the horse, it still doesn't respond to you yet. Maybe having it watch while you train Slithers would watch?
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RE: Notail Simulator 2018 (12/17)
> We should visit one of the towers we haven't been to yet - the nearest one. (Which from checking the map appears to be the top right one of the four, since we've been to the bottom two I think?)

> We should also keep working on keeping our new Legendary tamed.

> As well, I agree with putting our anomaly mask onto any capture creature someone is willing to volunteer.

> If possible, I'd also like to train up our speed a bit.
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