Shii: So you're ready to continue your training, huh?
«You»: ...so I paid a visit to the Bloody Ruffian, and it seems as though the supplier who owns that ship also rented the private room at the inn for the night. If there's a meeting, that's where it is.
«You»: I've left my hikitori keeping an eye on them while I reported back here, in case they move to a new location... but I don't think they will. Every instinct says this is the place.
Shii: Heee... goodgood. I know the inn. Go and reserve room 211, it's right above the private room. You'll be able to slip riiiight out your back window, and be right outside their window.
Shii: This is it. I hope you're ready... you show such promise and skill, it would be a real shame to kill you and have to train somebody else.
«You»: You won't have to worry about that. Lukar's as good as dead.
«The scene fades off and switches to a scene in a room at the Bloody Ruffian, where you are spying at the suppliers from outside the window.»
Supplier 1: He's late.
Supplier 2: He'll be here. He betta' be, or he be gettin' no more from any of us, right men?
Supplier 1, 3 and 4 in unison: Aye!
???: What's that, now?
«Wallo enters the scene.»
"Lukar" (?!): You guys weren't discussing cutting me out, now were you? Because you might have some difficulties finding anybody else willing to distribute your wares...
«The scene switches to outside the window of the room.»
«You»: ...WHAT is going on here?
«The scene switches back to the room, where "Lukar" has taken a seat to have a drink while speaking to the suppliers.»
Supplier 2: 'T ain't like dat, Lukar. We be gettin' da squeeze from our sources. Dey be wantin' more money, so we gotta get more on da otha' end. Ye unnastand, s' business...
"Lukar": Yes, "business." Like trying to set up my man at the arena. That's "just business."
Supplier 1: ... Some of our men got a little... overzealous in protecting our interests.
"Lukar": Of course they did. And what about the assassins after me? Was that more of "your men" getting "overzealous"?
Supplier 2: ...Assassin? Naw, dat wasn't me...
Supplier 1 (in unison): Not me!
Supplier 3 (in unison): No way!
Supplier 4 (in unison): Not a chance.
"Lukar": Well, SOMEBODY did. Somebody's been driving off most of my employees. I've had to switch hideouts at least fifteen times.
"Lukar": And for all we know, that assassin could be right outside the window RIGHT NOW! Waiting to leap in and KILL EVERYONE... IN... THIS... ROOM.
«You»: (thinks) ... Subtle, Wallo. So he was using me this whole time... After they all die, we are going to have some SERIOUS words.
«The room becomes completely silent.»
"Lukar": Or maybe RIGHT NOW.
«The room stays completely silent.»
"Lukar": ... I suppose I deserve that.
«A short cutscene shows you crashing in through the window of the inn, where everyone is stunned by your entry.
Shii bursts into the room and strikes down Supplier 1, and you disappear into the shadows.
As the remaining suppliers stand up, you appear behind Supplier 3 and strike him down.
You and Wallo attempt to kill Supplier 4 from opposite sides, grinding against his metallic axe and armor, while Shii uses Kiss of Death on Supplier 2 who gets knocked out.
Wallo leaps back a step and fires a gunshot at Supplier 4, which narrowly misses both you and him, and you take the opportunity to kill Supplier 4.
Since Supplier 4 is now not in the way of both you and Wallo, both of you charge towards each other, but Shii stops both you and Wallo from attacking each other before some serious damage is done.»
Shii: Teehee... well isn't THIS quite a predicament! So much fun! Now what? Who dies? Let's dance!
Wallo: I guess that's up to our newest member, because I know what you and I will do. It's time to choose your allies and your fate, Assassin. What will you do?
A Fate Revealed Stand Alone
Knock sense into them both
«You»: Forget you both. You used me this whole time. I don't trust either of you.
«You»: You've taught me a lot -- but the biggest thing you've taught me is that I'm nobody's patsy.
«You» (word by word): Not. Even. Yours.
Wallo: We did what we had to do. If "Lukar" didn't have some real threat following him, nobody would've bought my disguises. We needed you in order to get close to all of them.
Shii: It was the only way to force a meeting in a nice quiet location like this, where they could all go down at once.
Wallo: We used it as an opportunity to sharpen your skills, as well as provide us a covering backstory. They were shipping in and smugglin--
«You»: --I don't care. I don't care what they were doing, I don't care what reasons you had.
«You»: You can take your gun, and your lollipop, and your whole GUILD, and stuff them up that impossibly short skirt. Or cram them in your hollow eye socket.
«You»: I'm going solo.
«You leave the Bloody Ruffian and the scene switches to the outside of the inn.»
«You»: Time to hang out my own shingle. I'm sure there are plenty of people looking for someone willing to permanently settle a grudge for them.
«You»: Huh... come to think of it, how DID people contact Wallo and Shii, anyways?
«You»: Well, I'll figure things out. And why should I limit myself to just Krovesport? Why, I bet I could make a KILLING in Deren... heheh...
«The scene switches back to the room at the Bloody Ruffian.»
Wallo: ...We really cocked that one up, Shii. «You» was a good one. As good as any of them. And we lost them.
Shii: Yeah. Word's going to get out that the new guy's going it alone, too... and I think more of them will start to think they can do it, too.
Wallo: And having all of those assassins running free in this town... we're in for a wild ride.
Shii: Didn't we set up the guild to rein in some of those guys?
Wallo: Yeah, including you...
«Outside the Bloody Ruffian, a dagger is thrown at you from somewhere, and Supplier 2 enters.»
Supplier 2: Grrr... ye really made a mess o' things fer me an' me mates! I played dead, but I'll be teachin' ye tha REAL thing!!«You»: ... In hindsight, it might be nice to have someone to watch my back...
«The scene fades off. You obtain 1 of the 4 Level 10 Assassin skills available, Stalwart Solitude.»
«You»: You're a loose cannon, Shii, and one of these days you'll kill us all. It's time to silence the "voices in your head."
Shii: YAY! I get to kill BOTH of you! Oh, I KNEW it was my lucky day, I had SUCH a good horoscope today...
Wallo: You made the right choice, lad. Now let's do this!«Shii lies on the ground, defeated.»
Shii: ...owowow... that didn't hurt so good...
Wallo: So Death's still collecting favors from you... I guess it's your lucky day after all, Shii. The best thing you can do is get as far away from people as you can... and stay there.
Wallo: ...Take care.
Wallo: Let's go.
«You return to the Assassin's Hideout.»
«You»: What was that all about?
Wallo: The voices in her head aren't just figments of her imagination. If she was truly bonkers we wouldn't have worked together as long as we did.
«You»: ... Good point.
Wallo: Her great-great-great-great-... well... someone in her distant family... survived a demonic massacre.
Wallo: She carries that demon's blood in her, and used it to make a deal with him. It.
Wallo: She feeds it the blood of her victims; it taught her those crazy, vicious skills, which she uses to get more blood.
Wallo: ...I thought the Guild might focus her, make her a USEFUL killing machine, if still a killing machine... but in the end she just couldn't overcome that nature.
Wallo: If that demon ever gets out, that poor lass is in some real trouble... almost as much as everyone around her. That's why I asked her to go far, far away.
«You»: ... I guess it sounds like this is best for everyone. I'm sure she'll be fine...
«The scene switches to Shii, who is somewhere in the fields...»
Shii: (singing) OHHHHHHHH I wish I were a Yulgar Mayer Weiner... 'cause that is what I'd truly like to be...
«The scene switches back to the Assassin's Hideout.»
Wallo: Yeah... just fine. She's been taking care of herself for a long time.
Wallo: ... She was a good lass. Good to have in a fight, and easy to get on with...
Wallo: But maybe you're right. If you ever need my help, «You», just call on me and my gun. We'll be there, anytime and anywhere.
Wallo: Now, it's time to get the Guild back on track...
«The scene fades off. You obtain 1 of the 4 Level 10 Assassin skills available, Blade Shot.»
«You»: Shii's right. What's needed in the guild right now is energy. Action.
Wallo: Then I guess it's time to take action. Show me your energy, Assassin. Prove your dedication!
Shii: Teehee! I knew you were a rising star! Let's put out this sputtering flame!«Wallo lies defeated on the ground.»
Shii: Aww man! Death sent you back?! I'm gonna have some words with ol' Tall Dark and Bony next time I end up down there...
«You»: Bah. It's not worth it, Shii. The job's done -- there's no way he can keep on here. Get out of Krovesport, Wallo.
«You return to the Assassin's Hideout.»
«You»: So what's the next move?
«There's a short pause.»
Shii: ...Huh? Oh, sorry...
«You»: Lost in thought? And not about Valencia this time? ...And APOLOGIZING? This is... not like you.
Shii: No... no it isn't. Wallo and I... we go back a long way.
Shii: Before I started getting paid for my hobby, I just... killed people. You can be really quiet about that sort of thing here in Krovesport.
«A flashback takes place, with the scene at Krovesport, where Shii knocks into Wallo by accident.»
I bumped into him while I was out looking for toys... but decided against him. Something about him said he'd be really fun to kill... but he'd be tough. I was young, and still a fan of easy marks..
«Shii and Wallo walk past each other after the meeting. The scene proceeds to the next day.»
The next morning... after I'd played...
I was walking down an alleyway when I saw him again...
«Shii walks down the alleyway. At the alleyway, the blinding light forces Wallo to shut his eyes. A few thugs comprising of a Ninja, an Orc, and an axe-wielding Knight enter the alleyway.»
Orc: Hey limey boy! You gots a purty gun there! How's about you hand it over... before we take it and make you regret it!
«The scene zooms in on Wallo, who gives off a very deadly stare at the thugs. He gets into his battle pose.»
Wallo: You want the gun? Come and get it, you chav!
«Wallo and the Ninja leaps into the air, and with a splash of blood, Wallo instantly defeats the Ninja thug.
He then fires a bullet from his gun which shines under the sunlight, and the bullet easily pierces through the axe the Knight is holding. With a swift dagger movement from Wallo, the thug falls.
Wallo looks up and sees the Orc thug in the air, wielding both his daggers. The scene shows an eyeball flying. Wallo is taken aback, but then jumps towards the thug. Off the screen, some purple blood spurts out, followed by the Orc thug lying defeated on the ground.
The flashback then ends and switches back to the Assassin's Hideout.»
Shii: ... I kept myself hidden while they fought. I'm... not sure why I did what I did next...
Shii: I heaved him over my shoulder, wincing at the weight. I managed to get him to the healer who'd been taking care of my wounds from playing...
Shii: He worked through the night... but unfortunately, he couldn't save his eye. We went to Vince the Drakel, and he made a metal eye for Wallo. ... Better than new...
Shii: While he was recovering... we talked. We both had similar... skills... and decided to put them to good use. We formed the Assassin's Guild and started training new members.
Shii: We've been a team ever since...
Shii: ... Until now, I guess.
«There's a short pause.»
Shii: ... If you ever need my help, you can count on me. As for what's next... I don't know. We'll think of something.
«The scene fades off. You obtain 1 of the 4 Level 10 Assassin skills available, Kiss of Death.»
Knock sense into them both
«You»: ...you're both fools.
Wallo (in unison): ...Beg pardon?
Shii (in unison): *blink blink*
«You»: Pfah. You heard me. You're. Both. Fools.
«You»: Wallo, you've got the experience it takes to make things run. And whatever else tonight did, you proved you've still got "it."
«You»: Shii, you're talented, but let's face it, you're not exactly the sort to inspire the trust of any guild members when you'd just as soon listen to the voices in your head and stab any of us.
«You»: ... Just for fun.
«You»: You've both been bickering since the day I walked into the guild's office, and it's a waste of energy that could be used to... I dunno... KILL THINGS.
«You»: You should be using your strengths together instead of wasting them on the infighting. You're ridiculous.
Wallo: Why you cheeky know-it-all upstart...
Shii: Heehee... before you and I finish this, Wallo, wanna deal with «You»?
Wallo: It would be my pleasure.Shii: *pant* You're pretty good.
«Shii faces Wallo.»
Wallo: Quite. ...And speaking of "pretty good," «You»'s right. We made a pretty good team, Shii.
Shii: ... Yeah. We always have.
Wallo: How about it, then? Are we back in business?
Shii: Well, someone has to keep you on your toes.
Wallo: And someone has to keep you from listening too much to Yajuu and going on a murderous rampage.
Shii: Awwww. You really DO care!
«The scene fades away and switches to the outside of Bloody Ruffian, where Wallo, Shii and you are.»
«You»: So... I'm a full member now, right?
Wallo: Yes. And?
«You turn to face Wallo.»
«You»: Okay. ...So where is it?
Shii: Did I hit you on the head too hard?
«You»: No, seriously. Where is it?
Wallo: Where is WHAT, you muppet?
«You»: You know, the sacred artifact of The`Galin that gives us our mandate on who to kill. The one that spits out the coded message that you guys interpret for our targets.
Shii: Okay, I'm ABOUT to hit you on the head too hard. I do NOT look like that dork Wesley Gibzard.
«You»: Fine, so that's not it. Then what ancient prophecy are we the keepers of? And who wants to stop it?
Wallo: ...That's it. You're cut off. No more powdered sugar for you.
Shii: Yay! I call dibs! ^_^
Wallo: Oh, bloody... HOW do you manage to actually PRONOUNCE that?!
Wallo: Now you're just messing with me, you little tart...
«You»: So... you mean we're not the guardians of some ancient lore, and there's no grand plot of global historical significance?
«You»: Neither is there any mythical process we oversee, nor any Enemy against whom we defend the world?
Shii: How in Yajuu's Name did you find our office when Krovesport Asylum is at the other end of town? Where would you get that sort of idea?
Shii: We kill things. People even give us money to do it. It's a total dream job.
Wallo: At the end of the day, we're really no different than any adventurer who kills monsters. They do it for money too, or Robina Hood would be out of a job...
Wallo: ...and, I daresay, scrambling like a fish tossed up on the shore by a wave.
Shii: We just get contracted to kill SPECIFIC things instead of wandering in the wilderness like a bunch of fools.
Wallo: Who'd want to wander around in a forest or whatever anyway? That's just silly...
«The three of you walk away and the scene fades away. You obtain 1 of the 4 Level 10 Assassin skills available, Assassin's Creed.»
You are now a Level 10 Assassin... Replay mission (watch the fight)
But your training isn't over!
Each choice will teach you a new skill!
Replay this mission to learn them all!
Replay mission (choose fate)
Back to Hideout
Back to Town
Write-up by whackybeanz. Correction thanks to Gingkage.
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