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"I wish all of you the very best of luck."
Quietus Qualifier, threatening the party with neurotoxin.

Auxiliorum Res Septem is a Homestuck RPG using the RPGStuck ruleset. The session is played on Discord; an observer link may be obtained by contacting the host using the link above.

On New Years' Eve, 1999, Hana Kurosawa, Eira Lenin, Ryan Mathers, and Emilia Martax are minding their own business, practicing mathematics, taking the law into their own hands, and running household errands, when each is accosted by mysterious assailants in grey robes and gas masks. They awaken sometime later on a decommissioned Royal Navy ship and given an ultimatum: Find a way off the ship in the next seven hours, or be executed. The way off is eventually revealed to be none other than SBURB, and after completing the most convoluted entry sequence in RPGStuck history, the cast are on their way.

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ARS provides examples of:

  • Action Girl: All over the place, both among the players and the NPCs.
  • Arc Number: Downplayed. Seven (septem) tends to show up when Quietus is involved.
  • Biker Babe: Eira, who leads a biker gang in the bad part of Chicago.
  • Boss Subtitles: Courtesy of Naomi's narration.
  • Captain Obvious: Hana on occasion, such as reminding an imp a doorknob is not a beverage, though it's more endearing than anything.
  • Close-Range Combatant: Eira again, though her crowbars double as thrown weapons.
  • Cold Sniper: Hana, whose Friendless Background borders on child abuse. She doesn't have any real friends aside from Ryan.
  • Cool Ship: The Requiem, flagship of Derse's navy, and the Prospitian explorer ship Spirit of Saint Louis, which took Emilia to Earth through a Skaian portal.
  • Cosmic Retcon: Emilia's sister Junonote , Hana's mothernote , Ryan's fathernote , and Eira's girlfriend Patnote  had their own session, which they were forced to scratch. Only Juno remembers this, presumably due to her title, and hoped Emilia could avoid getting embroiled in it. Their session is notable for lacking a Space player and containing both master classes; additionally, without a Time player, they lacked a scratch artifact of their own, and had to somehow import one from another session.
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  • Cult: The Heterodoxy, active on Earth and in the Medium, if one believes the official Churches. They're probably responsible for the kidnappings.
  • Everyone Can See It: Ryan and Hana.
  • Fling a Light into the Future: Yuko Kurosawa somehow arranged to send a letter from her scratched session to Hana in the new session. Among other things, it describes the process of god tiering. It also confirms that Yuko's session wasn't void.
  • Friendly Sniper: Hana on a good day. She's not as outgoing as most, but she's a crack shot with a rifle and had her dreamself sent to Ryan's land. Unfortunately, her friendliness lasts only as long as your usefulness.
  • Floating Continent: LoBaF has "skislands", strange floating landmasses reachable by flying crabs.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Eira's title is the Prince of Blood. Emilia's Page of Rage arguably qualifies as well.
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  • Gratuitous Latin: The session's more commonly called "ARS" or "Latinstuck".
  • Hero of Another Story: quotidianQualia, mysteriously present on the player character's chumrolls, seems to be playing through their own SBURB session.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Eira has crowbarkind and, naturally, motorcyclekind.
  • Just for Pun: A whole species of rabbit-based consorts make extensive use of rabbit puns. They're called punnies. Hana's echeladder rung after executing a cat pirate captain was catpain.
  • My Horse Is a Motorbike: The Land's denizens are all inspired by the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and at least one rides a motorcycle instead of a horse. And employs Motorcycle Jousting as a means of execution.
  • Odd Name Out: Three of the planets are named after an element and a governmental function. Then there's the Land of Bismuth and... Frogs.
  • Off the Rails: Something is very odd about this session. Prospit and Derse are allies, for one, and their complementary state religions believe they share a higher purpose.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. Between Quietus Qualifier (in the intro), quotidianQualia, and the Quirky Quartermaster, the acronym "QQ" is becoming pretty overloaded.
  • Retcon: In addition to the cosmic variety, the roleplay experienced a regular retcon when Kara Autumn's player dropped from the session. She was replaced by the Emilia Martax we all know and love.
  • Shipper on Deck: Naomi and Ryan's exile both ship Ryan and Hana.
  • Shrinking Violet: Downplayed with both Ryan and Hana.
  • Shock and Awe: Emilia's Rage abilities are represented as the Electrokinesis psionic power, turned purple and nastier.
  • Shout-Out: Several. It's safe to say Naomi likes these.
  • Psychopomp: The Churches of the Bright Goddess and the God of Faded Places, centered respectively on Prospit and Derse, depict themselves as acting like Psychopomps for doomed timelines.
  • Stable Time Loop: Hana's a Time player, so this naturally comes up. So far, she's sent herself a message via monkey to ensure she works with the right pirates; in the prologue, her player narrated her reading a copy of Ilium, which wasn't published until 2003. invokedNaomi later said she allowed the latter as an excuse for a time loop.
  • Sky Pirates: The Land of Silicon and Policy has them, in addition to normal pirates. Hana's assumed command of the pirate airship Beagle beyond her first gate.
  • Underground Level: Emilia found a complex network of caves hidden beyond her first gate. Their purpose is unknown, but they contain strange relics, skeletons (animate and otherwise), and seem related to the players' aspects somehow.
  • Unwinnable by Design: The alchemy equipment on the Maidstone was configured such that Quietus could steal the party's kernelsprites, voiding the session.note 
  • Whole Plot Reference: For the introduction, at least: The party is brought together by a gas-mask-wearing kidnapper who knocks them out with white smoke and forces them to solve death traps on a mysterious ship. They even use a variant of Zero's Catchphrase.
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