I'm starting late again tonight. You'll all have to forgive me. I was distracted by....something.~~~~~~~~You're very tired. And your hand hurts. The sun is bright, but not warm. You wish you were at home. You almost are, though, and that's something. You can see the farm coming over the next rise, and it brings you a little bit of joy. You can sleep in an actual bed tonight, maybe wash the cuts in your hand with something other than snow. Melissa is humming her little song as usual, completely undisturbed by anything. She's as light as a feather, and quite pleased with herself for "helping you retrieve THREE relics, Keith!".As you near your farm, you see your cat attacking a mouse in the snow, it's a bloody scene. You turn your head to look back at the mountains in the distance, and can see clearly what your handiwork has wrought. You didn't realise the Relics worked on a log scale. Instead of 1+1+1=3, you wound up with something more like 1+1+1=1^3^100n. Or something, you aren't the mathiest. You enter your warm house, with Melissa's assistance, and see Daliah sitting at the table with Rezna. Daliah smiles at you as you come in, Rezna wears her usual mask of indifference. "So nice to see you two again, how was your trip?"You almost die from the undertones, Daliah is clearly grinning viciously, not angry, though, just...curious? She must have seen or felt the mountains critical existence failure from the town, you realise. "I had quite the time, sweetheart, and I'll tell you all about it later."You need something to deflect the conversation now, because she doesn't seem interested in letting it drop. "Daliah, what day is it?", you try. Even though they don't seem to follow the same calendar as you, it's the only thing that came to mind. "The 21st day of late winter, why?"[ ] Bring christmas to New Bounty[ ] "just curious"[ ] Other
[X] "just curious"Gotta plan Christmas before we BRING Christmas.
>>24836054No! We have a chance to live in a world without annoying Christmas jingles, commercials, and other shitty advertising. Why would you throw that away, anon?
>>24836054The christmas option includes a planning phase.
>>24836096Call it Gift Day if you want.Or not at all, if you prefer that.
We should go on a woodchopping spree during the winter.If we get enough wood stored up, we can build ourselves a greenhouse and farm in the winter!Then we shall become unstoppable! (at farming)
>>24836099Oh....well in THAT case...
>>24836183Considering the amount of glass, and level of industry, a greenhouse could be prohibitively expensive. We could try down the road though.
>>24835995Niggah we want Christmas! And maybe Christmas themed smut?
>>24836253Have you played Harvest Moon?Everyone knows that greenhouses are made entirely out of wood and money.NOTHING ELSE.
>>24835995>[x] Bring christmas to New BountyChristmas would be the perfect time to hand out relics, if we decide to split them the way we kinda decided at the end of the last thread.
"Well, you see, where I come from, in a few days there's going to be a...festival of sorts. A huge portion of the world celebrated it, and since I can't go back there, I thought it might be nice to celebrate it here, with all of you."The idea of a festival gets the girls interested, so you continue. "Well, on the days leading up to the 25th, we go around town, decorating trees with colorful things, like the diamonds Melissa and I brought back." "Diamonds?!""Later. Then on the evening of the 24th, we all huddle around the fire, and traditionally one of us would read a certain book, but I don't think that it exists here. I might be able to recall some of it by memory. But the big part is that on the morning of the 25th, we all wake up and open presents that we got for each other!"The girls seem delighted, with the exception of Rezna, who seems catatonic, if happily so. "There's a lot more to it, but I can explain as we go. Oh, one important thing though, there has to be a big meal on the evening of the 25th as well."Daliah pumps a fist, "I love feasts, let's do this!"~~~~~~You head to bed after giving a few more light details about christmas, such as "wrap the presents in colorful paper" and "Don't tell each other what you bought them" and so on. You flop into your bed, and begin to pass out when a small figure catches your eye. "Your hand. Let me see it."Rezna soundlessly followed you into the room, noticing the wound on your hand. [ ] "It's nothing, don't worry, I just need sleep"[ ] Let her see it[ ] Other
Rolled 39>>24836253Rolling for magic greenhouse.we just turned a mountain into diamond, is money really a big problem for us right now?
>>24836349Glass costs money.
>>24836429"It's nothing, don't worry, I just need sleep"I don't trust Rezna.
Rolled 100>>24836429>[x] Let her see itBut make it very clear that there will be no blood magic shenanigans.
>>24836499fuck me, forgot to remove the dice and I roll a nat100.
>>24836452The diamonds aren't that valuable, not gem grade. Greenhouse is definitely a year two project. We're already building a cart.
>>24836429[X] Let her see it"It's not a big deal, as long as I keep it clean and free of infection it'll heal up fine. No need to throw magic at it."
>>24836429>[ ] Let her see itBut no using the Medallion. Not worth it.
>>24836499Normally, with a nat100, and a "let her see it", you'd be "letting her see it".But you've all been very clear that two wives is enough.I'll allow you a redo on the text under the 100, if you want.
>>24836576We're doing pretty fine on wives, adding a third would complicate things. Besides we would need to have a talk with Daliah and Melissa about any jealousy stuff that's going on before we could even consider adding a fourth person to our marriage, something I really don't think needs to happen. Though having that jealousy talk would be a good thing to have anyways, sometime when both of them are free and we're alone with the two of them.
>>24836513nice going, you wasted are nat100
>>24836576Or the nat100 could fix our hand and have her skill up as doctor, already failed my greenhouse roll and we know what happened to the smut roll last thread...I'll never roll well on things that matter.
>>24836576I'm sure Daliah would not mind Rezna, and neither would I.But with the current relationship levels between Daliah and Melissa, that's just asking for more trouble. Maybe later. Like after we get a greenhouse, watermill, and windmill water pump, later.
You show her your damaged hand, what's the harm? "It's not so bad, you should see the other guy!" You try to make light, but Rezna doesn't laugh. "You used the Medallion. You shouldn't have. Look at me." She seems to be chiding you in monotone. She hold your hand in her own cool hands, turning it over, inspecting it fairly closely. You look away, a bit disturbed by the simultaneous depth and flatness of her eyes, a bit like a still water hole that's hundreds of feet deep.Suddenly, you feel something wet on your hand. You turn your head back to catch Rezna licking your wounds. "W-what the hell?" She doesn't stop, or even acknowledge you. Softly, and surprisingly dexterously, she licks over every injured section of your hand, then pulls back. She envelops your hand in hers, and closes her eyes. When she opens them again, she takes her hands back. You're not sure what the hell is going on, but your hand is completely healed. Like, no scratches, no cuts, no bruises. "Rezna? Is your saliva magic?" Without missing a beat, she replies. "Stupid. No. Had the medallion for so long, hard to tell where it ends and I begin. I can perform small things without it, provided I have blood."With that, she stands, and exits the room silently. You're not sure what to do.[ ] Confront her about this asap[ ] Talk to the girls about their issues[ ] Timeskip to tomorrow, you just want to do christmas things.
>>24836807[X] Talk to the girls about their issuesShe did something nice, let's give her more time to adjust and learn conventional medicine before we get on her case about anything.For now lets get our two main girls and have a chat with them, not at them, with them. Now to write up what I want to say about jealousy.
>>24836807>[x] Confront her about this asapJust make sure she doesn't do anything stupid with it, like stab people for blood.>[x] Talk to the girls about their issuesThis needs to be done and we might as well start now, I'll let an anon with a way with words handle the wording.
>>24836807>[ ] Talk to the girls about their issuesBetter to get this taken care of.As for Rezna, she said that it's a matter of her now being attuned with the Medallion to not need it for small things provided she uses her own blood.Though we might want to speak with Daliah about it later, if destroying the relics might cause feedback into Rezna.
>>24837047Well, she used our blood this time, at least that is how I read it, what with the wound licking and all.
You figure you can let Rezna go for now, since she doesn't seem to be in the harming mood. Your mind goes over to your wives. They need to talk to you, and to each other. Melissa is insanely jealous of Daliah's perceived favour in your eyes, while Daliah is envious of Melissa's figure. You can't go on like this, so you call the two of them into the bedroom, and not for the reason you usually like. "Ladies, we need to talk, but I'm still tired, so I'm going to lay here. Please, let me finish, then you can each have your say, okay?"The girls sit on either side of you on the bed, somewhat nervously. "Are you dying, Keith?" Daliah offers. "If you're dying, can I have your backpack?" Her humour needs work, but at least she's mentally present. "No, it's not about me, it's about the two of you."
>>24836807...Now I have even MORE distrust for ReznaGirl is nutin' but trouble
>>24837085Yes, it's whatever blood she consumes. Hers, ours, a dogs, etc.
>>24837086"Daliah, Melissa, there's something I've noticed that I wanted to talk to the both of you about, and I want your input and opinions on this once I have said my piece.I've noticed from what both of you have said to me and how you've acted with each other that there's some jealousy and envy between the two of you. I've heard this sort of thing from one or the other, that the other is prettier, that the other doesn't care for you or doesn't respect you, that I love the other more, or that you have to compete for my affection. And when I hear or notice these things it hurts, it hurts to see the two dearest loves of my life not care for each other.I want to try to put this to rest, or at least get started on it. You're both gorgeous beyond measure in very different ways, I love both of you more than I can describe, and both of you are so special to me that I wonder every day how I managed to find one of you, let alone both, and I just wish that you could see each other like I see the both of you.Daliah, Melissa, when we went on that journey to get married it was not just me marrying two people in two separate marriages, it was a three person marriage. I'm just as married to the both of you as you are to each other. We all belong to each other. There's no need to be jealous of someone who is yours just as much as you are theirs."
>>24837158Anon delivers, this, use this.I'm still going to be the vocal minority against them being in lesbians though.
>>24837158You say your piece, and it seems to have an effect on them. Daliah looks away, and Melissa looks flustered. "Wait, you mean we're married to each other, Daliah and I?"You nod. "Yes, essentially. If you weren't, it'd be like I had two families. I don't. I have one."Melissa shakes her head. "But that's forbidden love!"Daliah turns her head back, "I-It's not like I like you or anything, anyways, Melissa!"Oh god. This isn't going well."Look, girls. I'm not asking the two of you to bed each other, just be sisters, if that's more comfortable for you. I just want you to understand that you're equally important and useful in my eyes. I hate to draw a parallel between women and tools, but I don't love my hoe more than I do my backpack. Both are necessary and useful in different ways. Understand?"They nod, it seems to have penetrated. "Good, now let's all get some sleep, Christmas Eve is in three days, it's going to get busy around here."
>>24837195My priorities are like this. First, happy marriage, second farming, somewhere later lesbians. If we don't get lesbians I'll be fine, though I would like them if it fits.>>24837268Well, Daliah is Tsundere and Melissa is shy. Dohoho.
>>24837268>"But that's forbidden love!"
Snow falls lightly throughout the night, rendering a proper winter wonderland for you to trudge through on your way to town the next morning. The girls are both with you, and in high spirits. Daliah's dark skin contrasts sharply with the white snow, something she shows off often as she pelts you with snowballs the whole way there. Eventually, Melissa jumps on her and rides piggyback into town, stalling Daliah's snow assault for a time. As you enter the village proper, you dole out a bit of money to your wives. "Okay, everyone split up. Don't let us see each other's presents, and we'll meet back at the house. We should probably all get something for Rezna as well, maybe a rubber knife or something."Daliah smacks you lightly. "Ha Ha."[ ] Let's hit the general store, easy one stop shopping[ ] Let's go X for Y, that's what Y would really want
We have magic rings to give our wives, which leaves us with Rezna, what do you give to a blood mage sociopath?Clothes?
>>24837388Well there's the Relics for our wives but that doesn't really count.[X] Let's go X for Y, that's what Y would really wantDoes Daliah already have a whetstone and all the related accoutrements? Also there might be a good book or two she would like. She likes books.For Melissa she might like some jewelry, perfume, or anything along those lines.
>>24837437Don't you want to give them things that you don't all technically co-own?
>>24837469Sow never dulls, so the whetstone is irrelevant. Good thinking though.
>>24837501We could put a flint on her scabbard, and fill the scabbard with some kind of flammable oil. Boom, +1 fire damage on the sword.
>>24837481Don't we techincally co-own everything? Though I see your point. We could look for a book for Daliah, some nice clothes for Rezna and I have no idea what to give to Melissa, what does she do when she isn't tending us or the animals?
Rolled 23Lets see if I can perform a miracle, rolling for hope corgi for Melissa.[spoile]nb4 critical failure[/spoiler]
>>24837501Yeah, but we have sharp objects other than Sow that ought to be kept sharp, so a whetstone is a good idea in general. Cooking knives. She seems like the sort to like sharpening knives. Stuff to polish Sow and to polish/maintain Sow's scabbard whatever it's made of, we would know whether it's wood/leather and what sort of thing to get to keep it in good shape. What else to get. She does a lot of work outside with us and works out and practices with Sow a lot so a salve/lotion/balm for sore muscles would be good, we can apply it ourself. For Melissa other stuff she might like, some stuff to pretty up Providence like ribbons or other decorations, many shepherd crooks have bells on them so a bell wouldn't be out of the question. Also some nice ribbons for her to use to pretty herself up, tie up her hair, that sort of thing, would work. Some flower seeds so we can plant roses, tulips, orchids, and the like for her. She seems like the sort who would like flowers.For Rezna, clothes, some seeds for medicinal herbs and the like and letting her know that we'll set aside a bit of land for her to plant them if she wishes to. Maybe some parchment, pencils/pens/ink/quill, whatever, some drawing implements and art supplies and paper to draw on, she might have an artistic side to her.
You decide to hit the general store, you have a pretty good idea of what your wives want, though Rezna is a bit of an X-factor. ~~~After explaining to the two women running the store what you're here for, they clap happily. "I wish my husband wanted to give me gifts so often. Perhaps I should marry another man, and the two of them could compete!" Thorse laughs. "Mother!" Therse says angrily. They go off, looking for various things for you to buy. Remember, you need at least one for Melissa, at least one for Daliah, and at least one for Rezna.The two return, arms laden with a veritable heap of stuff. They place the items on a table, and begin sorting and explaining. [ ] A large book, entitled, "Sapphos, a study"[ ] A jar of cream, quite large. Purported to soothe muscles.[ ] A blacksmith's puzzle, damn thing's never been solved. Shaped like a cube, with plenty of odd inscriptions around it.[ ] A notebook, black, and fairly unremarkable. Good for writing in.[ ] A pretty golden chain, meant to go around a woman's waist[ ] A thick book, entitled "Caves and Wyrms", seems to be some sort of terrible game, one in which you'd play a role to find treasure[ ] A deck of playing cardsPick up to three, then let's hit the tailors.
>>24837758[ ] A notebook, black, and fairly unremarkable. Good for writing in.Rezna[ ] A pretty golden chain, meant to go around a woman's waistMelissa[ ] A blacksmith's puzzle, damn thing's never been solved. Shaped like a cube, with plenty of odd inscriptions around it.Daliah
>>24837758>a blacksmiths puzzle, cube shapedOP PUT THE FUCKING HELLRAISER CUBE IN THE GAMERUNABANDON ALL HOPE
>>24837809Sure it's not just a Rubick's Cube?
>>24837758>[x] A blacksmith's puzzle, damn thing's never been solved. Shaped like a cube, with plenty of odd inscriptions around it.For Daliah>[x ] A notebook, black, and fairly unremarkable. Good for writing in.For Rezna>[x] A pretty golden chain, meant to go around a woman's waistFor Melissa
>>24837818It's not a rubiks cube. Not saying it's the hellraiser cube, either, but it's definitely not a rubiks cube.
>>24837758For Daliah[X] A jar of cream, quite large. Purported to soothe muscles.I'm paranoid of the puzzle. I don't trust it, though it might be a Relic, at the very least ask them to keep an eye on it and we might come back to look at it later.Melissa[X] A pretty golden chain, meant to go around a woman's waistRezna[X] A notebook, black, and fairly unremarkable. Good for writing in.Be sure to get some writing implements as well, I think Rezna could use somewhere to write her thoughts, keep her diary, that sort of thing.NO RECURSION!!![ ] A thick book, entitled "Caves and Wyrms", seems to be some sort of terrible game, one in which you'd play a role to find treasureCan we pick up thumb through the Sapphos book and either pick it up for ourself or ask them to set it aside and we'll pick it up later?
>>24837841>can we buy something for ourselves?Sure. If you want the Sapphos book, you can buy it no problem. Leave it lying around somewhere, sometime.
>>24837883I'm >>24837841 and I think it'd be good for us to have some more reading material, and at the very least it'll lead to amusement in the future.
>>24837758Can we also buy "Sapphos a Study" as a gift to ourselves? and then "accidentally" leave it where Daliah and Melissa can find it?
>>24837799Thisand>>24837981for ourselves, because Hijinks.
You pick up the cream for Daliah, she's always practicing with Sow, she'll probably appreciate a good pain reliever. The pretty chain you buy for Melissa, it seems a no-brainer. You choose out the book for Rezna, maybe she can express herself better in writing or art form. For yourself, you buy the book on Sapphos, and you also pick up the cube, because it interests you. On closer inspection it's quite pretty. Geometric designs abound. It's heavy, and there's no clear movement or opening. You pay for the things you take, and thank Therse and Thorse for their time. They wave you out, and you head:[ ] Homep ] Other
>>24837883The cube is a trap, isn't it.
>>24838108maybe it's a tiny borg cube and it wants to assimilate us?
>>24838088[X] OtherHead to the tailor, I think all of the girls would appreciate something nice to wear.
>>24838131god damnit. I new the cube was bad news. I bet it's filled with all the suffering of humanity.
>>24838088>OtherGo to the tailor.
You head off to the tailors, pondering on what to buy. Once inside, you begin consulting with him on what you might design. For starters, you're going to have to choose [ ] All three girls in matching outfits[ ] Your wives match[ ] All unique
>>24838234>[ ] All three girls in matching outfitsI think they'd look nice together like that.
>>24838234>[ ] All Uniquebecause everyone wants to have a personalized gift.
>>24838309THE DIE IS CASTOnce you decide you want the girls to match, you have to decide on a style of dress. [ ] Western[ ] European[ ] Asian[ ] OtherBe specific. Post pics, it helps
>>24838234[X] All uniqueEven though matching has its own charm one of our things was how special and unique they all were to us.
>>24838364Damn, too late >>24838374 was getting some food.Okay, for matching having them match in style works, but we want them to be different in coloring and the like to match each different girl. Three identical options is bad, three with a similar design structure but modified to work with their preferences, coloring, and body shape.I'm going to look through some of my art folders to find something along the lines of what I want. Will be back in a bit.
>>24838430Sure, sure. I'm flexible.
>>24835995>Miss a thread>It's the one where we punch a mountain...fuck.
>>24838578It's archived on foolz. We fucked that mountain up but good.
>>24838599and made the mountain into DIAMONDS.crappy diamonds, but stills DIAMONDS
>>24838643We hit it so hard, the shockwave was delayed. I'm almost certain that's impossible.
>>24838670anything is possible for a MAN!!!
>>24838473>>24838430Difficult to find clothing that works well for all three of them. Something along these lines. Keep the shoulders bare for Daliah and make the leg bit less billowy and put in a slit down one of the sides for ease of movement and to show off her legs as well as a cut down the back to show off her figure.For Melissa have it tighter around the ass and billow about that much, have straps that go instead of from the center to the neck have them go from the sides to wrap behind the neck and have it cut down to show off cleavage.Coloring wise we don't want them to match exactly, same color but different shades to match their skin tones.For Rezna I'm not sure what mods to make, make it flatter her body and coloring. What is the basic general description of her appearance again?
>>24838695Boneriffic.Rezna is a midtone coppery skinned waif. She's around 5 feet tall, long black hair that's in a state of disrepair. Nearly every inch of her is scar tissue of some sort. There's almost no meat on her.
>>24838364>DaliahYukata>MelissahChina dress>ReznaHugh Hefner Bathrobe
>>24838695Wait, are we going to for dresses that would be good for the Spring and Summer, or a little more covering so that they can wear them during Autumn and Winter?
>>24838749Mmm, I like this almost enough to change the story around. Buuuut, that's just my fetish poking through.
You detail three very similar dresses to the tailor, and he seems to like the idea. "I'll get to work, should be done by the 24th. I'll add a touch here, and a touch there, you'll like it, you'll see."You take the tailor at his word, and head home. Or do you?[ ] Head home to do _____[ ] Other
>>24838771What, Rezna becoming our Hugh Hefner?
>>24838733Okay, we can get the color to match her.I actually like green for this, make sure all the tones are earthy and look alive.For her I'd include long gloves and a bit more covering.>>24838753Well Melissa doesn't give a fuck about cold if she has Providence on her, she could traipse around in the middle of Winter in a bikini. As for Daliah and Rezna, I admit it's a kinda summery dress, maybe have another warm and coatish layer to it for fall/winter and the dress here acting a bit like a shift or underlayer for it.>>24838771You have a fetish for bathrobes?I'm kidding, I agree, China Dresses are the hottest thing ever.If I was going for them all being unique I'd give Daliah a skirt/vest combo to show off her arms, legs, and midriff, but thems the breaks.
>>24838798I have a mega boner for asian dress types, and girls in bathrobes? Please. You're gonna make me add stuff to the smutbin at this rate.
>>24838793Hmm, check out the goldsmith or whoever else would do jewelry.
>>24838811You're implying there's a chance you wouldn't.
>>24838895... you make an excellent point.We should pick up some lingerie for our wives, and a fancy santa hat for ourself. The lingerie doesn't have to be Christmas, but it should happen.
>>24838926Missed some words. The lingerie doesn't have to be rushed to make it by Christmas, we can always give it to them later, but it should happen at some point.
>>24838862You pop by the goldsmith on the way back home. Maybe some jewelry would cheer the girls up a bit. Austin the goldsmith looks up at you from his bench. "Bout time you came around. You've been throwing money around the village like it's grass seed, and now you're here. Don't tell me, you need something for your lady friends. It's fine, I know my trade. Let me tell you what you want. For the small one, with the scars, you need bangles. Ones that hug the upper arm. You can see how they'd be useful. For the slavic girl, you want a necklace. Large pendant of some kind, see where I'm going with this? And for Daliah...a diadem, perhaps? I think it would look nice. And practical. Well?"You're taken aback at his straightforward attitude. Do you want to buy what he wants to sell you?
>>24838958>austin the goldsmithClever OP is clever. I'm more afraid of the cube now than I was before.
>>24838958This man is clearly a wizard. Fund whatever he just said.
>>24838958"You obviously know your trade and don't beat around the bush, I respect that. I can't fault you for your choices, they all fit them well.What materials and gems are you planning on using for each of the items?By the bye, the small one is Rezna and the Slavic girl is one of my two wives, Melissa."
>>24839033"I know their names, but I'm not likely to see you all that often. My trade is a lonely one. 'oh yes, let's go see the really expensive man all the time', is NOT something you often hear in a farming community. So you'll pardon my impoliteness. The bracer bangles will be of a gold alloy, likely 18k for hardness, yet ability to bend to hold the arm. The necklace will be 20k gold, or so. The pendant...what kind of gem do you want in it? Your choice. The diadem....I think platinum will look nice on her skin tone. For practicality, no gems."
>>24839083What color are Melissa's eyes?
>>24839083Lol, took my trip off to post in other threads, sorry.>>24839096Glacier blue.
>>24839105I thought they'd be blue but wanted confirmation. A nice sapphire that matches her eyes would be for the best. And the platinum for the diadem would work great with Daliah's skin tone.
>>24839083Where in the holy fuck is this guy getting enough platinum to make a fucking diadem?
>>24839177well, we blew up a mountain. I assume some of it fell from there
>>24839105Random note, I'm an idiot, when I was looking for dress pictures earlier I wasn't going through my fancy clothes folder. I literally have a folder full of pretty dresses and suits and was going through my character art folder.On that note, another china dress.
"Very well, please have them ready by the 24th, I'll be back to pick them all up then. Oh...Sapphire would be good for the pendant. Something so blue it makes you sad." With that, and no small amount of silver left behind, you head home to begin decorating a bit. ~~~~~~~Time passes, and your wives constantly bug you to tell them what their gifts are, but you don't give in. They aren't above using sex as a weapon, you discovered, but you're also not above pretending to give in to receive sex. It's a happy few days. On the eve of the 24th, you place your wrapped presents in the corner of the room, and the girls do the same. It's a larger pile than you were expecting. It looks pretty, and you finally truly feel at home. You don't need to go back to the city, even if the opportunity arises. You can have the good things here, with your wives. And Rezna, who hasn't warmed up much, but is at least co-operating with things. You all sit in front of the fire, cuddling together, while you ramble off "the night before christmas" as best you can, from memory. It delights the girls, and that warms you more than the fire does. ~~~~Piling in to the bed, you return to the more natural formation of Melissa, You, Daliah, and Rezna. It's the icing on the happiness cake that the last few days have been. [ ] Go to sleep[ ] Play with the cube a bit before sleep
>>24839290[X] Go to sleepI do not trust the cube. But ask Daliah to check her books sometime and see if anything in them that might give us a hint as to what exactly it is or if there are any clues as to what the inscriptions on it mean or what language it is in.
>>24839290Pleeeease dont make us marry Rezna, I dont like her and shes all up in our shit now...And dont touch the puzzle, not tonight. Just in case
>>24839290>Play with the cube>End the world
Rolled 76>>24838895Well I did roll a whooping 4 for smutbin update in the last thread, and you know this quest follows the dice gods.>>24839290>[x] Play with the cube a bit before sleepRolling for catastrophic magical event, or lack thereof.
>>24839316No worries, no worries. You don't have to marry anyone you don't want to.
>>24839330we should save Rezna for plan C, though. JUST IN CASE.
>>24839334If you guys keep doing this to me, this thread will never get anywhere.
>>24839290[x] Go to sleepThat cube feels like a secondhand Sidewinder.
>>24839349Doing what to you?
Rolled 98>>24839455More like this, though I imagine her with korra's build.
>>24839477I should stop forgetting to remove dice...
Sleep comes easily to you, the cube drifts out of mind for a while.~~~~~You're dragged almost bodily out of bed by your wives at the crack of dawn. "We want our presents! You said there would be presents, Keith!"Groggily, you plod into the main room, and sit in a chair. "Okay, this is how this works. Alphabetically, we pick up a gift, and give it to whoever it belongs to. Daliah, you start."Daliah practically leaps to the pile, picks up a present, and holds it out to Melissa. "I saw this, and thought of you." Melissa takes it happily, and carefully opens the paper without tearing it. How like her. She gently pulls a bracelet out, with small bell charms on it. "Oh, this is lovely Daliah! Thank you so much!" Melissa slips it on immediately, and hugs her wife. Daliah looks a bit embarrassed, and turns the focus on you. "Your turn Keith, keep it going." You amble to the pile, and pick out one of Rezna's gifts. "Here, this is for you." Rezna shows an emotion, shock, and your heart stops. "Are you okay?" Rezna doesn't respond, but slowly regains control of her face. She opens the paper flawlessly, and pulls out the bracers the goldsmith made. She stares at them for a while until Daliah shows her what they're for. Rezna spends so much time simply staring at them that Melissa quietly picks up her gift for Daliah in turn. Daliah shreds the paper in seconds, and reveals a cute pair of boots, practical and yet feminine. The two of them devolve into chatter on the nature of shoes for a while, and you take the time to close your eyes and savour the moment. Something pokes you in the chest, and you open one eye. It's Rezna, though she can't look at you. She's holding a gift to your chest. Your heart starts up again when you realise it's not a knife. You take the gift, "Rezna, you didn't have to get me anything. Where'd you even get the money?" "Clinic", is all the response you get. Rezna returns to her chair, and watches you surreptitiously out of the corner of her eye.
Rolled 31>>24839490Open it with the skill of a thousand masters.
Rolled 93>>24839490Open it with the skill of a thousand 6 year olds.
>>24839490Open it carefully, try not to damage the wrapping.
>>24839517This, THERE WILL BE PAPER EVERYWHERE.
>>24839546>>24839517But it's Rezna, the one who never was cared for and lived all alone and her first present is for us and it's wrapped so nicely and and let's just open it nicely and frame the wrappings okay?
You open Rezna's gift tenaciously, and you're shocked by what you see. Inside, carefully wrapped, is a steel plaque. It's about three feet long, and one high. It's inscribed. "The four winds of the earth meet here, and in their congregation, perfection"You don't know what to say. It's clearly meant to hang on a wall, or a door. "Did you write that, Rezna? It's so...poetic."Rezna nods once. "I...like it here. I do not wish to leave. Please do not send me back to the desert. I will not kill you, I promise." It's the most she's said to you since you found her, and it jars the christmas mood a bit, but you ruffle her hair a bit, and console her. "You're not going back there. Relax. We're all friends, here. Thank you for the gift, I'll find a place to hang it soon."
>>24839588Give her a hug, and let her sit on your lap when you open more stuff. Also tell her she doesn't have to go back to the desert, she can stay here and we can punch the shit out of mountains together.
>>24839588Daww.I think she deserves a hug and us telling her that we'll never make her leave and that she's always welcome with us.
>>24839588Hug the broken woobie"You're always welcome here"
>>24839668>>24839647Group hug? Group hug!
The present giving moves along nicely, you give out the clothes to the girls, who receive it wonderfully, all insisting to change into it immediately, even Rezna, surprisingly. Daliah is in a stark white, Melissa wears a gray dress with ample cleavage, and Rezna has an earthy green, complete with elbow length gloves. Finally, it's time to receive your gifts from Melissa and Daliah.Daliah goes first. "Dear husband, I'm afraid I emasculate you sometimes, so I had the smith work on something for you. You've demonstrated your need for it." With that, she hands you a heavy box that's easily four feet to a side. You open it with some difficulty to reveal a single glove. No, this is not a glove. Gloves are simple things to cover a hand, for warmth, or some small protection. This is a gauntlet. A fucking Gauntlet. You will never reference this Gauntlet without capitalization. "It protects your hand well, and there's room inside it to fit any number of ring relics, and the medallion as well."You thank Daliah, though you think to yourself that you might look a bit silly wearing it. Function over form though, you suppose.
>>24839743step one of becoming a space marine. only 99 steps to go
>>24839743Excellent. We have a Gauntlet, if we ever need to slap someone we know what to do, and if we ever want to duel someone we can just break their jaw with our opening challenge. We should probably give Melissa Reward and Daliah Risk at the end of gift giving, it's shared property so it's not really a 'gift' but we ought to get that assignment taken care of.
>>24839743>>24839797As long as we don't end up in a dreadnaught.
>>24839800Honestly, I disagree. We should keep Risk and Reward together, they're made to be. Hell, I think the gloves, risk and reward should be our combat relics, seeing as Melissa and Daliah already have their own.
>>24839819In their description they're called paired rings and have a function designed for them being on different people.Sure if we need to kill everything we'll stick Risk and Reward on one person, probably Daliah, and point her in the direction of what needs to be turned into dust, but we aren't always in a combat situation.
>>24839835They have a function designed for them being on different people so the people who own can can find the other and most likely murder that person so they can own both. Hell, we should wear Risk and Reward in general for farming and construction just because of their benefit.
>>24839869>can find the other and most likely murder that person so they can own both.We also don't know if Risk and Reward compel the current owner of one to seek out and obtain the other. If it does, separating the rings will lead to fights that could easily escalate.
>>24839869Risk's ability is to increase the Crit range by 15%, correct? So crit success is at >84...It also means Crit Failure is at <16...
Melissa laughs happily when she sees Daliah's gift to you. "Oh, that is good, husband. Maybe I'll have you wear it later to dominate me!" What is it with these damn women and ruining christmas? You're joking, of course. Melissa steps forward with the last present for you. "I don't know how this will measure up, Keith, but I'm sure you'll find use for it someday." She hands you a small box, and you open it gently as well. Inside the box is a jar of what appears to be blood, and a small journal. There's easily half a liter of blood in the jar, but you ignore it with difficulty. You open the journal and begin reading. "22'nd day of Late Winter, Melissa. This is my Christmas present to you, Dear Husband Keith. I hope you like it. With luck, we all have many, many years ahead of us together, and this journal will quickly fill with our exploits, and we shall soon need another. Love always, Melissa.""Late Winter, 22nd day, Daliah. Hello, Keith. Melissa bought this journal for you, but also for us. Don't write in it, that's for us to do, and you to read. Get your own journal. Well, your own own journal. Daliah."And, most surprisingly of all,"Late Winter, 22nd day, Rezna. I feel out of place in this book, and yet I do not. Forgive me my trespasses. I wish only to enrich all your lives, but the words do not come easily yet. All things come to end in their appointed time, but your time will not be written but through me. Rezna."You close the book.[ ] Say something you fool[ ] Uhh, the blood?
>>24839940That would be the Risk.
>>24839916Given their descriptions I really don't think that's it, it's location and mindset, it seems like the sort of thing to bring people together in a non-violent way. I really doubt it's like that.
>>24839940Risk grants any roll(s) it's used with nat100 status at 85+.If you use Risk, and fail, I will attribute a very small level of failure into your action. >fail the riskroll while baking, your souffle falls>fail the riskroll while fighting, nick yourself slightly>fail the riskroll while farming, stub your toe on a rock really hard
>>24839967And yet these relics have all shown they can easily turn violent. It's best to limit chances and risk, instead of waving our dick in the face of fate.
>>24839942Find out what the blod is about.>>24839940Actually it has no drawback, crit fails are still 1.
>>24839942Hugs and thanks, ask if the blood is the equivalent of a proper wine or champagne or whatever fancy thing you keep for grand occasions
>>24839942[x] So what's with the jar?
>>24839969Changing your mind huh?
>>24839942[X] Say something you fool"Thank you, all three of you. I will be certain to find myself happily waiting for the next entry and reading what has already been written to better remember all the times we've already had.I do have one small question though. Why is there a jar of blood? I know from experience that bleeding isn't a fun activity and I dislike the thought of any of you being hurt. Though there probably a good reason for it as I don't think any of you would have done it if there wasn't one.">>24839987And your plan for lowering the risks is to put all of them on the same person instead of spreading it out?
"It's a lovely gift, Melissa, really. But...""Oh, the blood, right? Simple answer, it was Rezna's idea, actually. She knows the ins and outs of blood magic fairly well, you see. It's a mixture of all of our blood. Mine, Daliah's, Rezna's and yours. We got yours while you were sleeping."You stand up just so you can sit down. "You see, Rezna thinks we're all rather special, meant to be, and I think she has a point. She thinks that someday, you may have need of something really, really impressive, and so she suggested we prepare the blood now. Drop the medallion in that jar, and concentrate, and, well we don't know, but it should be effective. Keep it safe, husband!" [ ] Thanks, I guess[ ] Other[ ] Fiddle with the cube, ask the girls about it
>>24840035>And your plan for lowering the risks is to put all of them on the same person instead of spreading it out?Yes. And if it's us, it'll allow us to benefit from Risk and Reward while we're out farming, fighting, or whatever we're doing. Better that then splitting them and finding the two waifus locked in a crazy relic deathmatch. It's like Goddess made the rings specifically for the Player Character so he could effect his rolls better.
Rolled 47>>24840042Cube time!
>>24840042>[ ] OtherThank the girls, ask them if they know anything about the Cube, don't fiddle with it.
>>24840042Fiddle with the cube!
>>24840042"Well I suppose that makes sense, and it's a good idea. Do I really sleep that deeply?"Then show the girls the cube but don't fiddle with it. Ask Daliah if it matches with the description of any Relics or other legends/magic items she's heard/read about. Ask the others if they have any inkling of what the inscriptions on it mean. >>24840058I'm far more leery of the effects of putting all the Relics on one person like that than I am of a pair of rings which have a function expressly designed to bond two people together, with disparate but complementary functions, suddenly making them go crazy on each other. There's reasonable caution and there's unjustified paranoia, you fall into the second camp.
>>24840042the cube beckons me...
I might be dropping the hellraiser cube on you guys, and you're worried about relic infighting?These threadsMy head
>>24840042"Thank you. All of you."Do the fucking hugs already dammit man.Don't fiddle with cube, show it.
>>24840100>I might be dropping the hellraiser cube on you guysI am far more worried about the cube than the Relics. I don't know if some of these people have their priorities straight.
After a round of truly rousing hugs, you ask the girls to look at something you bought the other day. "It's this little cube, see, it's supposed to be a blacksmith's puzzle, but there's just something about it...any ideas?"Daliah snags it first, tries twisting it a bit, then gives up, passing it to Melissa. Melissa looks at it carefully, but makes no progress. She passes the cube to Rezna, who no sooner touches it than drops it."Dig a hole, then dig a hole in that hole. Drop this in it, fill the hole in, and forget you ever saw it."[ ] Nah...[ ] Explain?[ ] Just do what she says
>>24840130"...I thought it was just me."
>>24840130>[ ] Just do what she saysNo fucking way are we touching that shit more than necessary.
>>24840089>I'm far more leery of the effects of putting all the Relics on one person like that than I am of a pair of rings which have a function expressly designed to bond two people together, with disparate but complementary functions, suddenly making them go crazy on each other.>There's reasonable caution and there's unjustified paranoia, you fall into the second camp.I wasn't aware that two rings counted as all the relics. Also, the discription said the rings were pairbonded. That doesn't mean it brings people together, it means the rings are a couple. How would you react if someone tore you from your mate?>pair bond n.>The temporary or permanent association formed between a female and male animal during courtship and mating.Honestly, it sounds like you're just butthurt because I don't like your "Give the rings to the wives, because HurrDurr Wedding Rings" idea and you're refusing to listen to common sense.
>>24840130>ExplainBitches, you need be telling me why I'm making a hole.
>>24840130[X] Explain?"That's a good plan and I'll do that. I had an odd feeling about it when I got it, wasn't sure what it was but it seemed weird.Rezna, I do not have any plans on using it, but do you know what it is or what it does? Is it a Relic or something different? What happens if someone solves it?"
Rolled 10>>24840130Explain, idly play with it while listeningCaptcha: asughtsh unwiselyIndeed.
>>24840167>idly play with it while listeningNo.
>>24840142forgot the appropriate gif
The girls gape at Rezna, and you find yourself closing your jaw a bit too. "Okay, Rezna, I respect your opinion, but I'm going to need to know more. What's so bad about this, and how did you know just by touching it?"Rezna looks at you, and into you. "Have you ever been warm Keith?""Sure, who hasn't?""So when you touched something warm, you knew it to be warm.""Yes, of course.""Have you ever been cold, Keith?""I'm not sure where you're going with this, Rezna.""So when you touched something cold, you knew it to be cold. Yes?""Yes, but""Have you ever been evil, Keith?"[ ] Fucking bury it in the woods[ ] Hold on to it, it might be handy[ ] Other
>>24840191So you're saying it's an evil cube of mysterious evil?
>>24840141We already have wedding rings, I wasn't thinking of them as that. If Relics make people go crazy then sticking both rings on one person probably isn't a good idea, and your theory that it'll make the wielders hate each other seems absurdly tenuous. Them being bonded together and letting the wielders sense each other isn't a fucking Highlander thing.
>>24840191"...Fuck. Any way to destroy it? Or would that... do the same thing? How deep would be deep enough?"
>>24840191>[ ] OtherCan we destroy it, like throwing it into the fires of Mount Doom, or do we only bury it, and hope that the Harvest Goddess reborn can destroy this evil?
>>24840191Bury it and throw away our chance to power fist punch warp daemons?Sounds like a plan
>>24840191[X] Fucking bury it in the woods"Righto, shovel time. How deep? Should we put it in a lead box first? Wrap it in holly, silver, or any other archetypal holy materials?Just in case it's a Relic and we'll want it at the end we'll put it somewhere that we can remember.Daliah, has any of your research on Relics given a description of a Relic that resembles this thingy?"
>>24840191>In the woodsAwful idea, instead we make a fake grave and bury it far far beneath that encased in cement.On our land so people aren't going to randomly dig it up out of the forest, and under a fake grave so nobody is going to disturb its resting place for new construction after we're gone.
>>24840202>If Relics make people go crazy then sticking both rings on one person probably isn't a good ideaThe rings are pair bonded. They're probably the safest to use together for a long period of time. Not counting Sisyphus which counts as one relic. >your theory that it'll make the wielders hate each other seems absurdly tenuous. Them being bonded together and letting the wielders sense each other isn't a fucking Highlander thing.Imagine you had a mate, your perfect partner. The one who you'd want to be with always. Then someone seperated the two of you. You'd hunt down your partner by any means, and do whatever it takes to get back together again. These two rings pretty much bleed the fact that they should be together. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if they refused to work seperate.
>>24840241Let's build on a building on top of the hole in a hole in a hole in a hole we bury it in
>>24840241But not near our house or water supply, it might leak evil.
>>24840202>If Relics make people go crazy then sticking both rings on one person probably isn't a good ideaJust wanted to point out. You think it's a bad idea to stick both rings on one person, but think it's a perfectly okay plan to stick a ring on seperate people who already own artifacts? Are you a hypocrite, or just dumb?
>>24840263Both artifacts that the girls carry are artifacts they've had for a long time and have acclimated to. If the rings make them go highlander, which they almost certainly won't, we'll notice that rather quickly.
"So, Daliah, I assume this isn't a relic?""No, Keith, I've read about all 15, and there is no cube. If you do plan on burying it, I read that it takes around 10000 years to erode a foot of soil, so if we dug 20 feet down, in theory, the cube shouldn't be rediscovered for some 200,000 years. But couldn't you just return it to the store for a refund?"You groan."Rezna, do you know anything about what this does? Did you sense anything?"Rezna nods. "There's people in it. Souls. Solve it, and their power is yours. You may also add to the souls. Kill someone while it's solved. But know this. Compared to the cube, the blood medallion is angelic. The level of corruption here...I smell it. Please. Bury it deep."
>>24840285"Understood. I think I'm going to put it in a metal box first just in case it leaks evil or something like that, and then bury it, deep, away from our water supply."
>>24840280That sounds like an excuse. "Oh it's totally okay to give them more relics, they've owned these for a long time." Rezna is acclimated to the Medallion, and look what it did.
>>24840285Time to grab a shovel and get to work.
>>24840285"Hole in a hole in a hole in a hole, or deeper?"
>>24840319The Medallion is obviously a different kettle of fish from Providence or Sow.
>>24840319Damian obviously means for us to keep them, so we might as well for now.
>Finally take a look at HMQ>Expecting waifu/farming/animals sorta cutesy stuff>Cursed Relics/Entrapped Souls/CorruptionAll my wat. (at least there are indeed cute waifus)Are these archived? I'd like to pick this up and know what the hell is going on but I can't find them.
>>24840351Daliah, friggin autocorrect.>>24840334Different from providence perhaps, sow is bloodthirsty.
>>24840360http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Harvest%20Moon%20QuestThere's lots of farming and waifu, we're just on a Relic heavy arc.
"Righto, as soon as the ground unfreezes, we'll dig crazy deep somewhere off the farm and toss this thing in there. Until then, it can rot in a drawer."You dispose of the cube back into the desk, and withdraw the book you bought. You casually place it on the table as if it was of no importance, and change the subject."So, what are we having for dinner? Remember, it's gotta be special!"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~End thread. Begin discussion. Questions, comments, concerns?
>>24840366This. Winter is almost over, farming is coming back with a vengeance.
>>24840334Sow is Bloodthirsty, Bro. It whispers, and Daliah has to resist. More relics means it may become harder. >>24840351Yeah, she expects us to wear them with the gauntlet. Like I said, they're probably meant to be our battle item. The gloves we can pass about though.
>>24840360http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Harvest%20Moon%20QuestIt's winter, there's a lot more focus on farming during the farmin seasons.
Rolled 71>>24840372Smut update roll!
>>24840412YAY. GOOD ROLL
>>24840372Did Daliah and Melissa like their jewelry?Could you give a list of what gifts were given to who and from who? I think we may have glossed over some of the stuff the girls got each other.How hard would it be to solve the Cube? If we did unlock the cube would our house suddenly turn into an evil looking castle and the girls magically turn into Dark Mistresses who are as sexy as they are evil? Is Rezna going to be the first one to read the book? Will the book lead the girls to ideas, smut related ideas? How deeply does Keith sleep? I mean seriously.Does Rezna masturbate while us, Daliah, and Melissa sleep to the sight of us all cuddling?
>>24840412I promise I'll add smut before the next thread. As always, I cannot guarantee quality. Or rather, I can guarantee there won't be any.
>>24840424As long as it stays away from Rezna and lesbians it's all good
>>24840423To be fair he had just punched a outta in so hard it turned into a diamond shower.
>>24840450Mountain*I give up, time to sleep.
>>24840423>did they like their jewelry? They sure did. Daliah is Xena, Warrior Princess, and Melissa has even more reasons to say "hey, I'm up here".>list of gifts the girls gave to each otherHonestly, I couldn't think of anything important, fill in your own blanks here.>how hard would it be to solve the cubeOh, not very.>If we did solve the cube?Corruption points, much like Dark Heresy, would be added into the campaign. >is Rezna gonna read the book firstMaybe.>smut?Probably>how deeply does Keith sleep?Well, he bangs two women, works on a farm all day, punches out mountains, and plus, Rezna is a master Phlebotomist. >Does Rezna masturbate?Who doesn't?
>>24840436Again>I apologize for nothing
>>24837268>I hate to draw a parallel between women and tools, but I don't love my hoe more than I do my backpack....did we *really* get away with calling one of them a hoe, and nobody even commented on that?
>>24837195>I'm still going to be the vocal minority against them being in lesbians though.You're not the only one. I just want to see them comfortable around each other, and around Keith. Wouldn't say no to having them stop with the disappearing act when the other one wants to have some Keith time, though.
>>24840483I'll third this.
>>24840486>>24840483I might have to start a second pastebin, for the people who want nonstop, all waifu's aboard the pole train action.
>>24840495A canon smutbin and a noncanon smutbin? That could be interesting. It'd let you fit Rezna in without actually messing with the relationship dynamics too heavily. Given how often we bang our wives she's probably seen it at least a few times whether we were aware of that or not, she might be curious.>>24840460I'm also guessing Melissa liked the waist chain and Daliah liked our promise to personally apply the medicinal cream. Mmm, delicious brown musclegirl.And I bet Rezna, and probably the other girls, would be kinda upset if we started going full corruption, seems like the sort of thing they'd object to. How much stronger would the cube have made us? How fit and muscular is Keith? Considering he works on a farm all day most days he's probably pretty buff at this point. >>24840475I'm ashamed of myself for not picking up on that. I think I'll have to commit Sudoku.
>>24840540>how strong would the cube have made usPretty much unstoppable. Avoiding heavy corruption would be nigh impossible though, and at a certain point it would have felt like railroading when you decided to kill your wives and take their power.
>>24840565Well, seems like a good thing that we didn't use it.Does Risk/Reward make you go full Highlander on the person with the other?
>>24840191>"Have you ever been evil, Keith?"It's not often that something I'm reading manages to sneak up on me and creep me right the hell out in such a brief and high-impact turn of phrase. You just rolled a natural 100 on your writing check with that one.The only other thing I'm wondering is whether there's some way to free the souls in question before we get rid of the cube.
>>24840618I'm guessing that if that's even possible, which I wouldn't bet on, we'd need to unlock the cube first and that'd be bad in several ways.Also, we have no guarantee that the souls in there all came from good people or that any good souls within it haven't been driven mad and corrupted by being imprisoned within the evil cube of evil. Freeing the souls might unleash a massive fuckton of evil corrupted spirits on the surroundings, that seems bad.All in all, seems like a bad idea to try, too many variables unaccounted for, too risky. And I agree, that was an elegant and evocative turn of phrase.
>>24840495>I might have to start a second pastebin, for the people who want nonstop, all waifu's aboard the pole train action.>>24840540>A canon smutbin and a noncanon smutbin? That could be interesting.For what it's worth, lots of quests have non-canon pastebins for that kind of thing; look at Psion Quest, for instance, for several author-endorsed (though not author-written) non-canon romps. If you're really wanting to write along those lines, I'd definitely agree with adding a separate non-canon pastebin, and relabeling the current one as the canon pastebin.
>>24840565Would we have gotten the opportunity to realize it was evil before we went evil?
>>24840685(If Keith had solved it himself before showing it to Rezna, I mean.)
>>24840636If there's a mole of good souls in there, though, it's well worth at least considering.
>>24840694I doubt there's 6.02*10^23 souls in there, let alone that many good ones.I think the risks drastically outweigh the benefits with concern to us and our life. I'd like to help them, but we don't even know if there's anyone to help.And while I'd like to find out more I can't think of good ways to get more than we have without fiddling with it or solving it, both of which are things I'd like to avoid like the plague.>>24840565When's the next thread planned for? Tomorrow, same Harvest Time, same Harvest Channel? Which means in this case around 22:00 4chan time on /tg/, as that's your usually starting time.
>>24840730>I doubt there's 6.02*10^23 souls in there, let alone that many good ones.Just an old joke.In any case, I'm not suggesting we take a huge risk by solving it; I'm suggesting we look into it.