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Cloud is Dead (Final Fantasy VII CYOA)

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by Random, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    We will be probably send after sephiroth, the BBEG in final fantasy 7...Or maybe take over Fort Condor.
     
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  2. Kipeci Arcane

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    We must be. I can't think of any other reason why we'd be ushered away from the public so quickly to get into the range of some sort of credible threat while we're so weak that we can't traverse staircases without needing to rest for an hour.
     
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  3. Imperator Scholar

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  10. Jester Arbiter

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    Random come on pal reanimate this thing.
     
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  11. Random Arcane Patron

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    I have a half-finished post sitting in a .txt file on my desktop. It's gonna be a big one.

    Soon.
     
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  12. Jester Arbiter

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    Is it soon yet?
    I sound like some kind of editor. :lol:
     
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  13. Gondolin Arcane

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    Is it Thursday yet?
     
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  14. Elfberserker Liturgist

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    Don't worry guys!
    Thursday is coming!
    :bounce:
     
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  15. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    On a Saturday, perhaps.
     
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  16. Jester Arbiter

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  17. Random Arcane Patron

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    The Bs have it.

    Chapter 1: The Hero Returns, Part VII


    Although still very ticked off about your well-deserved vacation being stolen right from under your feet, you knew full well what you were signing up for when you joined the Shinra private army. Rather than sulking about it, you choose to work out your frustration, deliberately setting up an outrageous workout schedule that would have been rough even if you were at 100%. Remembering how exhausted you were after climbing the stairs all the way up to fight the AVALANCHE terrorists, you resolve to rectify your lack of stamina before anything else, and you do so by running your ass up those goddamn emergency stairs as many floors as you can, and when you think you've hit your absolute limit and can't lift your legs one more step, you force your ass up one more goddamn flight, and only then do you let yourself collapse on a landing to catch your breath and spray water into your mouth from the bottle you brought with you. Everything hurts. Your heart feels like it's about to pound itself into shreds against your ribcage. Your body was not prepared for exercise this extreme, not even on a good day.

    But then, you think, that's exactly why you need to do this right now, and there's no time for excuses like "I'm still tired and sore." Whatever's waiting for you on this 'mission' Heidegger is volunteering you for, you have to be ready. You were way too soft in your cushy job as a security guard in Shinra HQ. You knew AVALANCHE was out there, and yet you believed no one could possibly assault the place. You thought you were above the common grunts who earned a spot in a security platoon there through nepotism and connections with the company's executives. You thought you scored your job because you deserved it. Clearly, you thought wrong. Once upon a time, you had the drive and motivation to apply for the SOLDIER program thrice. You wanted to be the best. But then you failed to even get into the program no matter how hard you worked, and a part of you died each time the pencil pushers in charge of the preliminary tests shook their heads and stamped your application form with a big, fat, red "DENIED."

    And since then, you contented yourself with managing to earn one of the best posts in the world by sheer merit. You settled for less than the best, and from that moment you became weak. Lazy. How many days did you only go for the basic requirements for Shinra troops, and not push yourself to surpass your own limitations as a man? What a waste, an absolute waste of time. You had forgotten your will as a human being, become a robot. That's why the vacation meant so much to you. You decided out of sheer disappointment that the only time you could enjoy life was when you weren't faced with your own incompetence and weakness on a daily basis.

    So you push yourself harder now to make up for your own foolishness in the past, the blindness to your own decadence as a human being. You have to atone. Your men died because of you. Your soul has wasted away, and you're trying to remember who you really are. And every step you stomp up, boots crisp against the tiles, you feel like you start to remember why you wanted to be a soldier in the first place. The uniform, the prestige? No. The guns, the power? No. The duty, the sense of purpose? No. The chance to fight, be it monsters or terrorists or another war like Wutai, to fight and prove yourself, to not rot in some office somewhere as a lifeless drone earning a meager paycheck day in, day out? Yes. Yes. Yes. That is exactly why. In this world so full of shallow entertainment, meaningless pleasures that leave you feeling more depressed than before you engaged in them, heartless people who pretend to care about you and your shit, you chose to be a soldier because the only value that remains is in the heart of battle, when your life is on the line, when your men's lives are on the line, when every decision you make may kill you or may save you. Does that make you insane? Does breaking your legs running up and down 60 flights of stairs accomplish nothing but exhausting your body well past its natural limits? Maybe. If that's the case, then your decision to take the Shinra HQ post and not a post in a place that actually saw fighting, even if just the occasional monster, could only be called a mistake. At the time, you thought you were setting your sights as high as you could reach. But in reality, you were just giving up on becoming anything but a clock-in, clock-out glorified security guard.

    You feel like absolute dogshit by the end of the third day because all the hours you spent tearing up your own muscles that were still healing did not really improve your physical situation much. But on the other hand, you feel like you've remembered something vital. You feel some of the drive you once had as a young man to excel and exceed revived in your heart. In the end, you might just be more prepared for what is to come than if you had taken it easy and let yourself recover.

    The hot blonde nurse hands you your daily-recommended vitamins in a small plastic cup as you sit on your bed, preparing to turn in for the night. She shoots you a smile and sits down beside you as you knock back all the pills in one gulp, putting her hand on your thigh. "You're sooo cool, you know?" she whispers into your ear. "Working out all the time even though you're still beat up. And you took out those terrorists. That's hot."

    Three days ago, you might have fucked her without a second thought. But now, it's hard not to see her as just another symptom of your own depravity, your weakness, your corruption, sponsored by Shinra, of course. You briefly wonder how much they're paying her and just how long the charade could continue. Girlfriend? Wife? You stare into her striking blue eyes. They're beautiful, certainly, and yet a bit lifeless. She's not looking at you. She's looking through you. Your very active mind ticks at rapid velocity. How many other men has she done this with? How many more will she go on to do it with?

    The tempation is still there. It doesn't just go away on its own. You know full well that she must be a tiger in the sack. Some women just have that aura. Besides, what else would you spend the night doing, anyways? Is it really that bad to have a good time just once before you have to ship out on some ridiculous new job? A good lay might even do you a world of good.

    What do you do?
    A) Politely let her down and try to get some rest
    B) Reject her with righteous indignation and try to get some rest
    C) Go out for a nightly stroll just to think about your life some more
    D) Invite her for a jog, try to talk to her about what you've been thinking about, maybe she could use some exercise and someone to talk to; it worked wonders for you
    E) Screw her all night long
    F) Try to sneak out of the HQ and go to a bar just to drink away your troubles
    G) Any combination of the above, or alternative ways to spend the night

    Roll Results
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    Exercise:
    Discipline Roll: 1d20 + Tenacity 5 + Discipline Rank 2 = 17 + 5 + 4
    TN for success: 10
    Final Result: 26
    GREAT SUCCESS!

    Athletics Roll: 1d20 + Strength 4 + Athletics Rank 1 = 20 + 4 + 2
    TN for success: 14
    Final Result: 26
    CRITICAL SUCCESS!

    Examination of the Nurse and her motives:
    Observation Roll: 1d20 + Intelligence 7 + Observation Rank 1 = 18 + 7 + 1
    TN for success: 12
    Final Result: 26
    GREAT SUCCESS!


    Congratulations, through grit and determination to succeed, you have increased your Tenacity and Discipline by 1! Your time spent exercising and learning more about your own body has also increased your Athletics by 1!
    Character Sheet
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    Name: Marcus "Maverick" Westford
    Class: Ranger
    Profession: Major of the Shinra Co. Peacekeeping Corps, Department of Public Safety, Military Police Division
    Age: 23
    Inner Nature: X
    Dominant Inner Nature: None
    Status: Fine

    Characteristics:
    Strength 4 Agility 7
    Tenacity 6 Intelligence 7

    Skills:
    Discipline Lvl. 3
    Marksmanship Lvl. 2, Athletics Lvl. 2
    Hand-to-Hand Lvl. 1, Fieldcraft Lvl. 1, Bluff Lvl. 1, Stealth Lvl. 1, Academics Lvl. 1, Observation Lvl. 1, Electronics Lvl. 1, Computer Use Lvl. 1

    Inventory: civilian casual clothes
     
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  18. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    you absolute sick cunt

    time to read it all over again before voting
     
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  19. Grimgravy Cipher Patron

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    G: D maybe leading to E. C if she doesn't want to jog.
     
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  20. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Nah, it'll come back. Eventually.
     
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  21. Kipeci Arcane

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    Give her the D

    Pleasure to see this one rise from the dead!
     
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  22. Dayyālu Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    FFS, from beyond the grave.

    Insane sexual frustration is an essential part of any truly great soldier's background.

    G) Waste the night at the firing range (Marksmanship).

    Failing that, C. We don't need mercenary women in our life.
     
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  23. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    E. Fuck it
     
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  24. Random Arcane Patron

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    I believe you mean, "Fuck her." :smug:

    Currently leading option is D, the friendly jog, with E being runner-up. Remember that sometimes the secondary choice might be incorporated into the update as well, for better or worse, depending on how much support there is for it. I will update in around 4 hours.
     
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  25. a bear named spigot Arcane

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    G. sneak out to the batting cages and hit some dingers. use the time to strengthen our newfound mental conviction.
     
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