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The Mystery of Premium Mineta Snacks. Inc

Requirement:

Relationship with Marlein Knoht >= 5

Or Mastery => 7

Or Gates => 7

 

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Phase 1: A Very Knohty request

 

Dear @playername@:

This is Professor Marlein Knoht.

Please, Please, Please meet me in my office TONIGHT.

If you don't, I will... er... give you a talking to?

Anyway, meet me OR ELSE!

I... er... mean it!

 

Huh.

 

What a threat.

 

And that is Professor Knoht for you!

 

What are you going to do?

 

Exit 1: Tonight, you shall Knoht on her door! (Automatic Success)

Proceed to Phase 2

Exit 2: Social Skills. Send her an reply, then Knoht on her door tonight! (Social Skills/Insight v. 2)

 

Success:

 

Yes, Professor Knoht might be not much of a authoritative figure in the Academagia, but she is a professor afterall.

 

And one who is in need of some good ego stroking with her constantly failing self-improvements.

 

You smirk smugly as you send the reply before heading back to your class.

Proceed to Phase 2

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 1

Character Study + 1

 

Failure:

 

You stare at the sheet of paper blankly.

 

Nope, you can't think of anything to write besides stomping on her ego.

 

Perhaps you should just Knoht on her door, plain and simple.

Proceed to Phase 2

Exit 3: Mastery. Remotely suggest that Knoht should Knoht on your door instead. (Mastery/Charm v. 30, only appear if Mastery is informed)

 

Success:

 

Meeting a professor in her own office? How boring is that? And how insulting!

 

After all, you are among one of the most dangerous user of Mastery out there - @random rival@ would have cowered in your sight if it weren't for your good sense of discretion!

 

Erm, let's not get too corrupt from all the evil power you are now holding.

 

You are just doing this so you could save time to study a little bit more, right? RIGHT?

 

Still, it is incredibly amusing to see your college-mate's jaw drops as a dreamy Knoht Knohts on your door.

Proceed to Phase 2

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 1

Relationship with @Random College-mate@ + 1

Study Habit + 2

Ethics -1

 

Failure:

 

YES! You alone in this miserable school hold the awesome forbidden power of Mastery and you shall rule the world along with dragons and eat pudding everyday and -

 

...

 

And you will be caught and expelled if you try to make Knoht Knohts on your door instead.

Return to Phase 1

Ethics -1

Stress +1

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Phase 2: A Mission Briefing for the Knohty Students

 

You eventually found yourself sitting discreetly in a corner in the Professors' Lounge with Marlein Knoht.

 

For over three hours she remains silent, staring at you blankly... or rather, the wall behind you.

 

Even Professor Sido and Professor Lisle, who are busy working on a giant stack of parchment and looking completely frazzled, are shooting annoyed glances at you two.

 

You tap Professor Knoht's shoulder lightly.

 

"Oh... er... sorry, I just fell asleep."

 

ASLEEP? How could she sleep with her eyes open? Did she drag you here just to watch her sleep?

 

"Actually, we had a rather important favor to ask of you. I have caught wind of your..."talents", and I believe that you might be the only one who are capable of this task."

 

Then she stare at you expectantly for a minute before realizing she forget to tell you what the task is.

 

"Ah. Yes, there's delivery we want you to pick up. Really. Oh, and investigate why they stopped delivering."

 

Again, she stare at you expectantly for some time before she speak again.

 

"Uhh... I forgot to say, it might be dangerous. Show me that "talents" I heard about first.

Investigation 1: Social Skills. What kind of talents are she talking about? (Insight/Social Skills v. 20)

 

Success:

You repeat what she said in your mind again.

 

"Talents"?

 

What kind of "talents" cannot be mentioned by name? You are just picking up deliveries.

 

The shady stuff, that is.

 

And the only truly shady stuff in Academagia?

 

Gates and Mastery.

 

You feel slightly uncomfortable; after all, you have a professor sitting in front of you waiting for you to show forbidden knowledge to her.

Open Exit 5: Theory of Mastery / Theory of Gates

Stress + 1

Sleuthing + 1

Chance of Success + 10 for Exit 5

 

Failure:

 

What kind of "talents" cannot be mentioned by name? You are just picking up deliveries...

 

It is probably just some sort of self-improvement scheme.

 

Aha! She meant your talent at keeping secrets.

 

You promptly swore to Marlein Knoht you will keep this a secret.

 

She stare at you blankly.

 

Whoops.

Social Skills - 1

Exit 1: Incantation. She would be so proud! (Incantation/Finesse v. 10)

 

Success:

 

Fire, water, wind, lighting, and a general whole lot of incarnation spells light up Marlein Knoht's face considerably.

 

"I guess... that is alright. Here's the address. And don't you try to open the box - it is specifically tailored for me to open only. I forgot whether are you in my lessons or not, but it'd be great to see you in Incantations. And remember to run if you get in trouble!"

 

She seems only slightly impressed, but then again, Professors always assume their students are completely useless.

Proceed to Phase 3

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 2

Incantation Spells + 1

 

Failure:

 

Fire, water, wind, lighting, and a general whole lot of incarnation spells light up Marlein Knoht's face considerably.

 

Until the fire, water, wind and lighting ends up assaulting her face.

 

An enraged Knoht begins to Knoht on your face with her very thick wand. Luckily, Professor Sido drags her away before she can Knoht your eyes out.

End Chains

Relationship with Marlein Knoht - 3

Vitality - 3

Exit 2: Negation. Fat chance a dragon's breath can hurt you! (Negation/Fitness v. 11)

 

Success:

 

A pretty barrier of protective magic surround you. The light from the barrier also light up Marlein Knoht's face too!

 

"I guess... that is alright. Here's the address. And don't you try to open the box - it is specifically tailored for me to open only. And remember to run if you get into trouble!"

 

"Oh, and don't you dare to negate the spell. It might explode."

 

She seems only slightly impressed, but then again, Professors always assume their students are completely useless.

Proceed to Phase 3

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 1

Negation Method + 1

 

Failure:

 

A pretty barrier of protective magic surround you.

 

You expect the spell to light up Professor Knoht's face, but she is nowhere to be seen when you look up.

 

Instead, a half-shocked and half-amused Professor Lisle explain to you that your barrier just sent Professor Knohts flying out the window.

 

Uh-oh.

End Chains

Relationship with Marlein Knoht - 3

Relationship with Lisle Aventyrare + 1

College Merit - 10

Exit 3: Infiltration. You can sneak! (Infiltration/Finesse v. 12)

 

Success:

 

You quickly slink behind Professor Sido, snatch a parchment from the stack over his head, and slink back to Professor Knoht.

 

Professor Knoht seems to brighten up at your stealthy ability.

 

"Hmm... If you keep that up you are probably fine. Let's just hope we won't have to keep an eye on you for breaking school rules though, @playername@. Go to this address, ask for the box and come back quickly. If you get in trouble... Well, I doubt that anyone will actually spot you."

 

She seems considerably impressed.

Proceed to Phase 3

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 2

Move Silently + 1

 

Failure:

 

You try to sneak out of the Lounge to prove your sneakiness.

 

Which was a pretty bad idea, because you bump into Orso Orsi on your way out, and he had a really, really bad day...

 

Even though Professor Knoht did explain to Orso Orsi later, it was not until your ear are ringing from Orso Orsi's angry outburst.

 

And she look really, really disappointed.

 

All that guilt is not going to help you sleep tonight.

End Chains

Stress + 2

Exit 4: Glamour. You look stunning and unnoticeable! (Glamour/Charm v. 10)

 

Success:

 

You wave your wand, you dance with it, and then you give it a whirl.

 

Professor Knoht's jaw drops at your radiant beauty.

 

"Shiny..."

 

You wave your wand again.

 

"@playername@, where are you?"

 

You wave your wand again.

 

"So... shiny..."

 

You wave your hand instead.

 

"Oh. Here, follow this note and get the box for me. It is specifically tailored for me to open it, so don't try anything. If you think it is getting dangerous, remember to run!"

 

Before exiting, you wave your wand again.

 

"Shiny..."

Proceed to Phase 3

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 3

Glamour Methods + 1

Playfulness + 1

 

Failure:

 

You wave your wand, you dance with it, and then you give it a whirl.

 

Professor Knoht's jaw drops.

 

"Ewww..."

 

You wave your wand again.

 

"@playername@, that is-"

 

You wave your wand again.

 

"EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!"

 

You wave your hand instead.

 

"KILL IT! KILL IT! KILL THE ABOMINATION! LIGHTING STRIKE! AND SO INVITE THE WYRM OF RUINS! AND MARLEIN KNOHT'S SUPER DUPER -"

 

You quickly made your exit, but not before being toasted badly. She's the Professor of Incantation afterall.

End Chains

Relationship with Marlein Knoht - 4

Vitality - 5

Exit 5: Theory Of Mastery / Theory Of Gates. Subtly display your resistance aganist forbidden arts. (Theory Of Mastery + Theory Of Gates v. 30)

 

Success:

 

You lower your sweet, sweet voice, and whisper terribie, terribie secrets (and how to evade them) into her ears.

 

She stares into your eyes for a moment.

 

"...Your prudence and willpower is admirable, @playername@."

 

Wow. You don't know Professor Knoht can be so... cool?

 

"How do you not get found out? I know it is just theories, but I really wanted to add a dark side to myself to improve my image among students!"

 

You pretenously (and sternly, of course) lecture her on the ethics of studying forbidden theories and that you are studying them for self-preservation and for the safety of others, and that you are really disappointed that she is more concerned about her self-images.

 

It is not until she is busy hugging you with tears on her eyes that you remembered the original purpose of this meeting.

 

"Anyway, what did you want me to help you with?"

 

"Well, erm... you are definitely up for the job - the last two students I sent to pick up the delivery were Mastered and sent back to my office. I still don't understand why would somebody goes to such length to stop me from picking up some snacks..."

 

...And you thought you are helping some sort of dragon resistance. You doubt that Professor Knoht actually knew that she slipped up.

 

Before making your exit, you quickly seized the opportunity to lecture her more, mostly on nonsensical things that she won't actually understand (and neither do you) anyway. Professor Sido and Professor Lisle, you notice, seems to be having a blast watching you lecture Professor Knohts.

 

Wow. Being a role model for a professor is so much fun! And the glory - lecturing a professor kinds of make you a hero among the students.

Proceed to Phase 3

Relationship with Marlein Knoht + 3

Relationship with Tarvixio Sido + 1

Relationship with Lisle Aventyrare + 1

Confidence + 1

Glory + 1

Ethics + 1

 

Failure:

 

You lower your sweet, sweet voice, and whisper terribie, terribie secrets (and in great details) into her ears.

 

She stares into your eyes for a moment.

 

Then she topple backwards, cold sweats forming on her forehead.

 

Overkill is definitely not an option here, at least not for Professor Knoht!

 

Professor Sido shoots you a meancing glare at you as he magically levitate the unconscious Knoht to the infirmary.

 

Oh well, at least other students fear you a tiny bit from Knoht-ing out Knoht.

End Chains

Relationship with Marlein Knoht - 3

Relationship with Tarvixio Sido - 2

College Merit - 25

Intimidation + 3

 

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Phase 3: Knohty Classmates in Knohty Troubles

 

UNDER HEAVY RENOVATION

 

Investigation 1: Schoolyard Education. What does he mean, old-school? (Insight/Schoolyard Education v. 20)

 

Success:

"Garek?"

 

"Yes, love?"

 

"Old school...as in Kazus and Icanyke?"

 

"Precisely. But no Kazus, I am sick of that."

 

Open Exit 8: Gates

Chance of Success + 10 for Exit 8

 

Failure:

"Garek? Do you mean I should act like a senile student from the school? That would be -"

 

"Very creative, but no. I sneaked into Academagia a few days ago, I don't recall them teaching you that!"

 

How embarrassing.

 

"What's Orsi doing, down with Ravenplex?"

 

"That hurts!"

 

"Sorry. Got carried away."

 

"I mean stop smacking my kneecaps with your cane. You are going to break it soon."

 

Stress + 1

Vitality - 2

[Requires Skill Informed or Belongs to Godina]

Exit 1: Striving Against the Foe. Use what little weight you have to tip the scale towards the adventurers! (Automatic Success)

 

Success:

 

REWRITING

 

Proceed to Phase 4

Dedication + 1

Awareness - 1

 

Exit 2: Seeking Friends in Hidden Places. And this is, uh, semi-hidden! (Seeking Friends in Hidden Places/Luck v. 10)

 

Success:

You k

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

Failure:

 

End Chains

Exit 3: Pride of a Rebel Queen. Pump it up with Pride! (/ v. 12)

 

Success:

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

Failure:

 

End Chains

Exit 4: Manner of a Champion. Not yours, Prudence's! (/ v. 8)

 

Success:

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

Failure:

 

 

End Chains

Exit 5: Speaking Quietly of Riddles. Fire up the imagination! (+ v. 15)

 

Success:

 

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

Failure:

 

 

End Chains

 

Exit 6: Legacy of Many Towers. Do the exact opposite of Creation! (+ v. 19)

 

Success:

 

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

Failure:

 

 

End Chains

 

Exit 7: Honor of Mallen Field. For Aranaz! ( v. 19)

 

Success:

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

Failure:

 

End Chains

 

[Requrie Gates = 10]

Exit 8: Gates. She want dragons, bring them in! Faux variant, that is. (v.35)

 

Success:

 

Proceed to Phase 4

 

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Phase 4: Knohty And Suspicious

 

Researching some lore.

(You got into the rather dubious company in Upper Mineta. This is where the story branches; for the perfectly legal students, it end at the next phase.)

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Phase 5a: A Knohty Reward

 

Can't really write this one before getting the previous stuff done.

(Duh. End of the chain.)

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Phase 5b: Knohty Guardians

 

Can't really write this one before getting the previous stuff done.

 

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Phase 6: An Knohty President is You!

 

Can't really write this one before getting the previous stuff done.

(Duh. End of the chain.)

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Awesome!

 

The Difficulty on the Mastery Exit would probably be unreasonable, though- Instructors at the Academagia have certain...protections available to them.

 

I'd suggest modifying that one just a bit. :)

 

Ah, yes, the 8 was originally from a Zoology roll.

 

Even though Knoht was not exactly the most impressive professor, I didn't intend for her to be a easier target then say, Joana xD

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