The warmth of the rising sun rouses you from your sleep, energizing you and forming a stark contrast to the cold stone of the alley you call home. You yawn and stretch to prepare for the day, the creeping sunlight playing across your scales as you uncoil and wiggle your tail to get all the kinks out. For as far as you can remember, you have spent most of your twelve years of life on the streets of this city. It’s not all bad, though. You can usually scrounge and beg for enough scraps to get by and a few weeks back you even met a stray kitten who has quickly become your best and only friend. You still have a few things from your life before the city - vague memories of warm sands and your mother’s embrace, an old flute that used to be your mother’s, and most importantly: your name. You are Shaana, a homeless lamia child in the city of Kurest, you have nothing to your name but your flute and the tattered clothes on your back, you haven’t eaten in two days, and you are very hungry. What do you do? Beg for some copper out on the street near your alley. There may not be many people there, but they know you better and may be more willing to give you coin than anyone else! Perform for money. Folks are much more willing to part with their money if they have been entertained! See if you can’t swipe some food or coin from an inattentive street vendor. It may not be the nicest thing to do, but you’ll starve if you go too long without food! Beg, perform, or steal at the market square. More people means more money, more food, and more chances to not get caught! Custom
>>27960246>Perform for money. Folks are much more willing to part with their money if they have been entertained!
>>27960246>PerformWe flute quest nowFuck, OP, now you reminded me. In my 3.5 (I know, I know) game that I'm part of, we decided that a certain set of pan-flutes would be our party icon. The holder of the pan-flutes since died, and as far as I know, they are still on his body where we left it (I FUCKING KNOW, we need to bury it). Thanks for reminding me, I've gotta make a trip to go get them now.
>>27960246In b4 child of whats her face quest lamia
Tempt some child into an ally then wrap around them and squeeze the life out of them.Then unhinge your jaw and eat the corpse before it gets cold or someone notices
You decide that putting on a show will likely loosen pursestrings before an outstretched hand. Besides, you always feel better when you earn your money rather than begging for it. You gather the things youll need for your performance – a battered old basket whose bottom has rotted out, the patchy blanket you use to try and keep the coldness of the stone at bay, your flute, and Fuzztail, your new best friend. You drag the bucket and blanket out of the alleyway and onto the main street in order to get more passersby while Fuzztail rides on your tail. Once you find a good spot that’s both populated enough to earn you money and out of the way enough so as not to invite ire from those who don’t like your kind, you begin to set up. You flip the bucket over so that the rotted out bottom points skyward and drape the blanket over it so that it trails towards you. Using a little bit of mud, you paint a crude face on the tip of your tail and snake it under the blanket and into the blanket. Finally set up, you put your flute to your lips and play a melody that reminds you of warm sands and pleasant dreams from a far away life. As you play your song, you dance and wiggle the tip of your tail so that it looks as though a snake is rising from the bucket and dancing to the melody. You don’t think it actually fools anyone, but some folk usually find the effort worth a copper or two.
>>27960757Unfortunately, you don’t seem to be meeting any of those folks today. Most everyone just passes you by without so much as a glance in your direction and the few that do acknowledge you just hurry by faster and try to avoid your gaze. All you got for a whole morning of playing was a single copper from a man who practically threw it at your face as he rushed by. You know that humans in this city weren’t that fond of lamias, but they’re not usually this bad. They all seem to be headed in the same direction, too, the town square to be exact. Is something going on today? No one ever tells you anything, so you wouldn’t know. What do you do now? Check out the town square. Maybe you can get more from all the people there. Give up and go to the market. One copper won’t fill your belly, but maybe you can make a deal with one of the vendors. Keep playing. Things are bound to turn around eventually. Custom
>>27960779>>27960698Do it faggot, why should they get the nice warm homes and happy families
>>27960246> Perform for money. Folks are much more willing to part with their money if they have been entertained!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTU_MgUJpmc
>>27960779> Check out the town square. Maybe you can get more from all the people there.Got to play where the largest crowds are at
>>27960779>check out the town square
>>27960779>Check out the town square. Maybe you can get more from all the people there.
>lamia hobo questthis is the best thing ever>>27960779Check the town square. There's probably a celibration today.
>>27960847>>27960900>>27960811come on gents, we're already homeless, we don't want to have a night in the stocks. Or worse, get executed.
>>27960779 Check out the town square. Maybe you can get more from all the people there.
>>27960947>naked 12 year oldsAnon, why do you keep suggesting this?
>>27960965They can't find evidence if you eat the body. Come on your practically designed to kill mammals, do the job nature assigned you.at least steal some kids toy or something
>>27960757that's adorable. There must be some -real- cute competition out there if we're not making all the money.
>>27961077dude, quit it.
>>27960779>[x] Check out the town square. Maybe you can get more from all the people there.Snag that plot hook.
My predictions: Traumatizing execution.Or a new law making homeless life even more difficult.
>>27961114YEAH STEAL THAT BABIES CANDYTHEN EAT ITTHEN EAT THE CANDY
>>27961154this kind of thing is exactly why everyone is so racist to lamias, anon. you're perpetuating the stereotype, MAN.
>>27961154>that gifMy fucking sides
I'm afraid this particular quest has gone to shitUnless OP proves his adaptability and makes are vagrant lamia go on a lighthearted murdering spree
>>27961196can you please stop samefagging and trying to murderhobo? It's quite rude.
>>27961154>>27961196I'm this guy, everyone else is different
>>27961222>>27961211looks like we got a couple trolls.Ignore them and move on with the plot, QM. They'll leave soon enough.
>>27960779[X] go to town square.
>>27961232There's a line before a troll or two becomes all of a threads posters because others jumped shipWe've crossed that lineIt's up to OP whether this ruins the thread or notIf he didn;t want murder being an option he shouldn't have added the custom choice
Rolled 81>>27960779> Keep playing. Things are bound to turn around eventually.
Where there’s people, there’s money and when there’s money, there’s food! Gathering your things, you head to the town square, hoping that whatever spectacle going on there has room enough for you to earn some coin off of it. The last time everyone gathered at the town square it was for a hanging and that just left you feeling sick and scared and everyone else feeling stingy. You really hope it isn’t another hanging.By the time you slither over there, the crowd is too thick to see through and whatever it was had yet to take the stage at the center of the square, so you can’t tell what’s going on. Whatever it was, though, it seems to have grabbed everyone’s attention. Nobody is listening to your music at all! Sighing, you take a look on the fringe of the crowd to see if you can figure it out on your own. On the outskirts, you recognize of the other homeless of the town, apparently having the same idea as you. Laurentius the Lame, a veteran of the last Great War, his left leg has grown twisted and black from a magical injury he sustained. He could always find someone to give him a meal and a drink to repay him for his service to the throne. Or so they don’t have to look at his blighted leg anymore. He seems particularly happy today.
[x] go to town square or keep playing
Sorry about disappearing like that. Next time I will say once a vote has been locked in>>27961297There’s also Mickey the Drunken Minotaur, the only other demihuman you know of in Kurest. He was another veteran of that same war, but you’re pretty sure he fought for the other side since most people don’t like him. However, he is still strong enough to fight off any would be assaulters and can do hard labor nobody else wants to for some extra coin. He probably wouldn’t be homeless if he didn’t spend it all at the taverns. Being a fellow demihuman, he was usually pretty nice to you and even scared off bullies or bought a meal for you from time to time. Even from this distance, you could swear that you spot uncharacteristic tears rolling down his massive furry head.The last noteworthy beggar is someone you’ve never seen before. He’s wearing rags so dirty that moss appears to be growing on them. Even from this distance he smells foreign. Rather than the cold, muddy streets of Kurest, he stinks of hot rains and too much trees. He seems to have secured himself a meal, for a bowl of wine sits next to his crossed legs as he tears into some dried meat.What do you do? Go talk to Laurentius. Happy people tend to share their coin more than sad people. Go talk to Mickey. If he is crying, then something REALLY scary must be happening. Go talk to the mossy man. Not only does he have food, but new beggars don’t just up and appear out of thin air like that. Ignore them all and try to maneuver your way to the front of the crowd. Custom
>>27961297darn laurentius. He's stiff competition. War vet tends to win out over cute.
>>27961318[x] go to mickey. bad things might be related to us. Also he's nice.Failing that, make your way to the front of the crowd and find out what the hubbub is.
>>27961318I say talk to either Laurentius or Mickey.
>>27961318> Go talk to Mickey. If he is crying, then something REALLY scary must be happening
>>27961318>Mickeymick what is happen>>27961356Don't like it, filter/hide and move on. I don't understand why insufferable faggots like you feel the need to shit up threads that people are enjoying.
I wonder if we can find any windowsill pies. Bah, they're all probably gross fruit flavors.
>>27961318>Go talk to Mickey. If he is crying, then something REALLY scary must be happening.
>>27961318[other]Can we climb up on a thing OVER mickey to both talk to him and get a view? A rain gutter or something?
>>27961440Let's climb ON Mickey. Maybe he can give us a piggyback ride!
>>27961458only if he's up to it. He -is- crying maybe.
>Go talk to Mickey, ask for a bullyback rideLocked in and writing.
>>27961502Thank you, fucking rule 0. Jesus.
>>27961493Man, I can just feel the sads about to hit us off of this minotaur.Hopefully food happens afterwards.
>>27961616Maybe helping out a little girl who's also far from home will cheer him up!
>>27961839Maybe. Or we'll bother him.It's always hard to tell where exactly on the heartwarming/bothersome scale your childish antics will fall until they fall.
You decide to make your way over to Mickey. Laurentius doesn’t much care for your kind and sad sort-of friend is better company than a happy mean old man. Besides, someone as tall as him MUST know what’s going on. Thankfully the crowd is thin as you hug the edge of the town square (you HATE it when they always step on your tail!), so you have little trouble getting over to him. Unfortunately, you do have to pass by the strange smelling moss man. Your stomach grumbles at the sight and scent of the meat he is eating so voraciously and though he acts drunk, you catch his eyes following you as you pass. You hug Fuzztail a little tighter and slink past him quickly. You feel at least a little safer once you reach the massive buffer zone of emptiness that always surrounds Mickey.At eight and a half feet tall, Mickey is big even in the company of other minotaurs, not that he has had any such company in years. Various battlescars adorn his body and show through his fur, including one of his horns broken near the base and three fingers missing on his right hand. You understand that he used to be someone important during the war, which is probably why he still tries to fight whenever he gets the chance. Whatever he is staring at in the distance must be pretty important, because he doesn’t even notice you approach him. It takes you tugging on his pants to finally get his attention."Shar Kathis, Mickey!" You're not sure what the words mean, but you remember mother telling you to always greet other demihumans with them. "Mind giving me and Fuzztail here a bullyback ride?" You show off your new cat, still proud of your ability to make new friends like him.He is slow to regard you, his big eyes shiny with freshly shed tears. As he looks at you, another one rolls down his snout and plops right onto your cheek.
>>27962028"Shar Kathis?" He laughs a bitter laugh as he slumps unceremoniously to the ground. "Do you even know what those words mean, little one?" He stares dead into your eyes. He has always been a bit bitter – you guess it’s because his side lost the war – but this is the first time you can ever remember him looking so…defeated. "We have no more Kathis, Shaana. No kin, no fathers, no gods. It’s all broken, sundered just as the earth was so many years ago. And now, the vultures have come to grind what remains of our people to dust. We…lost, Shaana. And now we are the lost."He leans over close to you and puts a massive hand on your shoulder. It kind of hurts, but you can tell he is holding back. "I want you to understand Shaana – I NEED you to understand – we never meant for things to turn out this way. I don’t know what went wrong, but the Sundering and the Earthscar, they weren’t supposed to happen. We were just trying to secure our future, give a place our children could live in safety and call home." He stared far into the distance at nothing in particular. "But now it is our children who shall pay for our sins. I'm so, so sorry, little one, I have no right to be considered Kathis to the likes of you."You're…not sure you understood all of that, but you feel really sick now. Even worse than the hanging. What now? Press Mickey for more information. Ask Mickey for some coin Go bother one of the other vagrants Push through the crowds Custom
>>27962064>Press Mickey for more informationMICKEY WHAT HAPPEN
>>27962064[x] customHold mickey's hand while pressing for information. And a bullyback ride.Something is going on today, darnit!
>>27962064[x] Press Mickey for more informationMaybe if we know more we can do something about it.
>>27962095Add hand-holding to mine (>>27962087). If we're gonna play the cute hobogirl, by god we're gonna play it right.
>>27962064>Press Mickey for more information.
>Mickey what happen, with a side order of hand holdingLocked in, writing.
>>27962151we have got to get ourselves a pie by the end of all this, or the day is a complete debacle.
Wait a minute- how has fuzztail not died yet?If we find out how -he's- eating, we can find a way to get food for ourselves.
Rolled 1, 10, 5, 1, 7, 5 = 29>>27962521Maybe he eats trash and rotten food?
>>27962568I imagine we might have done similar.Though, hopefully he's found a GOOD trashcan. Like, a restaurant that throws out large portions of perfectly-almost-not-rotten meat. Or a handy source of somewhat plague free rats.Both options for if we don't manage to get any cash in the next day or so.
>>27962064> Press Mickey for more information."Mickey, Mickey, you aren't making any sense! What is going on?"
You gingerly clutch Mickey’s hand and give it a tentative squeeze."What’s wrong, Mickey? Does it have something to do with what’s at the center of the square? " You give his hand another encouraging squeeze. "If you talk about it, maybe you’ll feel better!"The big oxman looks over at you and shakes his massive shaggy head with a chuckle."Such innocence. A shame I am about to destroy it." He sits up straight and stretches his arm out towards you, holding it stiff. "Come, little one, up we go."You climb his arm like you would a tree, slithering around it until you reach his shoulders. From there you rest your head on top of his own flat head and grab his horns for leverage while the rest of your tail wraps around his broad chest to keep you in place. You never do get used to the lurch in your stomach as you rise so high above the ground. Your tail constricts tightly around Mickey for a brief moment as your instincts to find solid ground take hold, but you loosen back up a moment later as you catch yourself. At the center of the massive throng of people, you can see the lord of the city (Or was it Mayor? Duke? King? You don’t really keep track of that sort of thing) talking to three people you’ve never seen before. Two are wearing some of the most brilliant silvery armor you had ever seen. A white cloth was draped down the chest, bearing a symbol of a yellow sun outlined in red with similarly red rays radiating out from it. The bottommost ray was replaced by a sword that struck outwards from the center of the sun, its blade also bathed in bright crimson flames. The third one wore elegant robes adorned with several pouches. He wore a strange, rounded cap on his head and held tightly onto one of the most intricate walking sticks you had ever seen. Despite him standing in the same mud as everyone else, his clothes never seemed to get dirty. "You see those men in the armor?""Yeah, what about em?"
>>27962727"I want you to listen closely Shaana, for your life depends on it. NEVER get near those men. If you see them, run in the other direction. Hide and never come out until you’re absolutely sure they’re gone, no matter how hungry you get. Do the same thing for anyone who gets too friendly for them." You feel something heavy and jingling get plunked down on your head. You reach up to find a coinpurse, heavy and full. "That’s all the money I have. I want you to take it. I don’t need it anymore and it’s the least I can do for burdening your life like this.""Why? What do you mean?""Because by the end of this week, I’ll be dead."You hug his head close and accidentally squeeze him again."What?!"He untangles you and sets you down on the ground."It’s about the war. Don’t trouble yourself over it, little one, this fate was a long time coming. I can’t say that I don’t deserve it, but I fear they may blame you as well. Now I want you take that money and buy yourself some food before word spreads about the newcomers." Her reaches down and ruffles your hair. "Buy yourself something sweet, too, you never know how much longer you have in this world. Khrosh only knows what I would give to eat some of my mother’s homemade pies one last time…"As the depressed minotaur lumbers off, you inspect the purse to find yourself in the possession of a hefty sum of silver and even some gold! You could live for weeks, maybe months off this stuff! But, you also find yourself lacking the one friend you had in this city, possibly forever if he is to be believed. What do you do? Listen to Mickey and get yourself some food. Maybe a pie, too. In honor of the Big Bull himself. Ignore Mickey and go talk to the knights. Surely if you’re friendly and kind then you can sort this all out. Go talk to one of the other two beggars, specify which. Custom
>>27962751man, the hell is even going on?I'm torn between getting ourself (and mickey) a snack and going to the front of the crowd to get a better earful of what the people up there are saying.
>>27962751> Listen to Mickey
>>27962751>Listen to Mickey and get yourself some food. Maybe a pie, too. In honor of the Big Bull himself.Hunger is a bigger deal than curiosity right now.
>>27962751>[X] Listen to Mickey and get yourself some food. Maybe a pie, too. In honor of the Big Bull himself.I'd kill for some pie about now.
Be confused holding the money for a whileThen dash (slither?) off into the crowd. Probably towards the market
>>27962751> Listen to Mickey and get yourself some food. Maybe a pie, too. In honor of the Big Bull himself.
>Feeding time, then some pieLocked in, writing.
>>27962845Sooo, what type of lamia are we anyways? Mostly snake like the first pic? Or more human-looking?
>>27962863I like the first pic but I have a feeling we look more human
>>27962871>>27962863I prefer mostly snake, hair-instead-of-hood variant.
>>27962845be sure to get LOTS of food. We can probably eat enough to last us like a week given enough money.
>>27962863>>27962871You have hair and fingers capable of playing the flute, so it cant be totally like the first pic. I imagine it as a mix between the first and second. Inhuman skin tone, sharper claws/nails but not dagger-fingers, and scales across the cheeks and maybe eyes kinda like the first one, but you still have hair and human-like skin. I could always retcon Mickey ruffling your hair into him patting your hood if you guys want.Also, Fuzztail has a pretty hardy stomach. The last time you tried to eat the same stuff as him, you spent an hour throwing up.
>>27962931Nah, we need to be careful.
>>27962952damn you fuzztail, how dare you have a hardier stomach than us.And I like the hair. I never liked the hooded look.
>>27962952nah what I liked most about the first pic was the claws, I don't care about the hood. Hair is fine
>>27962967well, It would really hope to know the nature of the threat.I mean, is it going to be illegal to be a monster person in the city? Will we even be able to spend the money tomorrow?
You clutch the coin purse close to you, as if it will somehow make everything better again. Your stomach grumbles more insistently, reminding you that it can make at least some things better. You hurry off to the markets, reassuring Fuzztail that everything is gonna be okay. It’s easy enough to find food at the market. Despite all the enticing aromas, you decide to be responsible and settle for some simple stew for now, settling down in an empty alley not too dissimilar from your home and chowing down alongside Fuzztail. It’s cheap, hot, and you can buy lots of it, which is a good thing, since nothing in this city properly portioned for lamias. Besides, if you eat cheap, you may be able to spend some of your money on brand new clothes for once! And a warm bed! Or secondhand clothes and a new blanket, at least. However, as you’re going to leave, the smell of blueberry pie wafts through the air. The last time you had pie was when Mickey "persuaded" the baker to give you one for your tenth birthday.You decide to honor Mickey’s last words to you and live for the day. That pie shall be yours! You slither and twist your way through crowded streets until you make your way to the baker’s. As you approach, you notice the baker talking to one of those Sun Knights! You duck behind a nearby stall and take another look. You can’t tell what they’re discussing from here, but you can see the blueberry pie sitting outside the front of his shop on his stand, wafting its tantalizing odor your way. It’s close enough to you that you could probably grab it without them noticing, or you could wait until he is done talking to the Knight. What’s the plan, Shaana? Try to nab the pie and leave a silver coin. It’s not stealing if you pay, right? Try to nab the pie and don’t pay. Just because you have money doesn’t mean you should spend it. Sneak up closer to eavesdrop. It’s time to find out why these guys are so scary! Forget it, pie isn’t worth this.
>>27963193[x] Forget it, pie isn’t worth this.Get cake instead.
>>27963193[x]eavesdropCuriosity is killing me.Though, if we DO take the pie, pay for it.
>>27963193>[X] Forget it, pie isn’t worth this.I'm with the other anon, we should grab something sweet instead.
>>27963193stealing is bad wrong and stealing where the (most likely) monster hating paladin might see us is a terrible idea.[X] Sneak up closer to eavesdrop. It’s time to find out why these guys are so scary!
I already voted, so don't count this.>>27963252>>27963231Cmon guys, if we never hear why we have to avoid these guys, we'll keep running from them forever even if the threat is long past.
We got a tie. Anyone want to break it/come to a compromise?
>>27963299I'll change my vote to listen on the condition we get cake afterwards.I'm>>27963252
>>27963308thank you sir, I'm fine with getting cake. Though, cakes aren't near as delicious.
>>27963308Alright. Locking it in.
So, monster illegality? They're sending us all to camps? New taxes? Banishment?So many things could be going wrong.
>>27963510that's what's so perfect~
You can’t spend your whole life running away, especially when you don’t even know what you’re running from! Or have any legs! You put Fuzztail down and tell him to stay put by the stall since he has the tendency to mewl at the most inconvenient times and slither to a better vantage point making sure to keep yourself and your tail hidden – an undertaking in and of itself. It’s not too long before your pointed ears pick up their conversation already in progress."-karion, huh? Them beasties always did have funny names. Folks round here just call im Mickey.""Aye, sir. Big Bull Mikarion, they used to call him. Said to be a real terror back in the Sundering Wars. Left nothing but ashes of several villages. Their inhabitants, too.""Don’t I believe it. Damned cow must be pushing eighty now and he’s still terrorizing us humans. Wrecks me shop whenever he goes and gets too drunk. Wasn’t bad enough his kind went and wrecked the world, but he’s gotta bust up my bakery, too. Never bothers to pay for the damages, either, the damned blightsucker.""That’s why the Order of Zoastaan is here. Just because you live on the borderlands of this fair kingdom doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to the very same security those in the capitol know. We are also investigating reports of a supposed demihuman witch in the area.""Aye! The Vermin Hag! Lives in Rat Glade, west of here. Been haunting the damned place since I was but a lad.Think she’s supposed to be one of them scaletails. Speaking of scaletails, there’s a little one of them skulking around this city somewhere."
>>27963817"She might be closer than you think!" A voice shouts behind you, startling you. A familiar smell of hot rains washes over you as a gauntleted hand lifts off the ground by the scruff of your neck. You were so engrossed in the conversation that you lost track of your surroundings! The hand keeps hoisting you up until only the tip of your tail can barely brush back and forth on the stone street. It turns you by your neck until it regards you face to face. Well, face to boxy helmet with only a slit for the eyes to see through. "Trying to spy on my men, were you?" A big booming voice echoes from the helmet.Looking down, you see that he’s wearing the same sun symbol as the rest of them, but his armor looks much more intricate, with gold patterns dancing across the silver and outlining it. He also seems to be wearing some sort of cape. Behind him, you can see the raggedy beggar from earlier, though you don’t know what he has to do with any of this. Has he been trailing you for them the entire time? What CAN you do now? Beg them to let you go. You ARE a beggar, after all. Try to pay them off. That IS a lot of money in the purse. Ask them why they’re doing this, you didn’t do anything wrong. Try to use your tail to trip him up and run.Custom
>>27963832>[X] Beg them to let you go. You ARE a beggar, after all.
>>27963832We were waiting quietly until they were done talking to ask to purchase pie
>>27963832[x] Ask them why they’re doing this, you didn’t do anything wrong"Don't hurt me! I just want to buy a pie."
>>27963832>[x] Ask them why they’re doing this, you didn’t do anything wrong. Ask them why they’re doing this, you didn’t do anything wrong.Remember to use maximum moe overdrive, y'know, big eyes verging on tears, maybe add in a little sniffle.
>>27963860I'll go with this, what could go wrong?
>>27963860I'm backing this.
>>27963832> Beg them to let you go. You ARE a beggar, after all.
>>27963860Sounds good to me.
>>27963832[x]custom"C-can I buy a pie? Please?'
>>27963832>[x] Ask them why they’re doing this, you didn’t do anything wrong.>[x] "Don't hurt me! I just want to buy a pie."I'm really hoping we aren't accused of stealing, then have to watch as Mickey's gift is confiscated.
my god this is going poorly.I hope our piteable visage is enough to prevent zealot problems.
>>27963832 Ask them why they’re doing this, you didn’t do anything wrong.
"Aye, that’s the little snake!" The baker exclaims. "Please! Why are you doing this?! I didn’t do anything wrong!" You cry out"Not yet ya didn’t, but you was gonna steal me pies again, weren’t ya?""I was going to buy it! Honest!" You shout back, panicked."Just like you bought one on yer birthday those years back, huh?" He counters with a sneer."I have money! I can pay! Just please don’t hurt me!" "She likely stole that too, yer Excellencies."You look at the knight with wide, plaintive eyes. "Please…""And you were eavesdropping on my men. Care to explain that?" The fancy knight adds, his loud voice ringing in your ears.Well, what do you say? How do you explain the money and the snooping?
>>27964035Say you were waiting until they were done talking to buy a pie.
>>27964035I was just waiting for you to finish your conversation! Honest!
>>27964035"I was just waiting until you were done talking, it's rude to interrupt."
Rolled 49>>27964035M....mickey told me to stay away from you people because he said he was going to die in a week. So I was going to buy a pie in his honor! Please don't hurt me!
>>27964035"well, mickey gave me the money, and told me to stay out of the way of you shiny people. You were here when I was going to get a pie, but I wanted to buy the pie, so I thought I could maybe hear why I was supposed to stay away from you and and and...
>>27964050I like this. Makes us seen more innocent.
>>27964035Mr. Mickey told me to be careful and gave me the money when I met him in the square!He was the only one who ever talked to me, I didn't know he did bad things! Don't hurt me please!*cry*
pick whichever panicked explanation is the most panicked explanationy.
>>27964050>>27964052>>27964057Sounds good to me and I would rather not tell them what mickey said.
>>27964088Agreed, don't mention Mickey. It'll make us seem like an accomplice to whatever they're likely going to pin him with, and FFS we just wanna buy a pie with our hard-begged money.
>>27964088add me to this list as well
Hmm, as for the purse of money you can say some people were extremely generous when you played your flute this morning.
So you want to say you were just waiting for them to finish talking?And what about the money you were accused of stealing?
if things go poorly here, we may become a wanted snake.Which means we'd have to go about things differently.
>>27964118"I-I played my flute in the street this morning. I guess people were being super-nice today!">show them the flute"I can play for you, i-if you want..."
>>27964118I really think we should tell them we got it from our friend. It's the honest thing, and they can probably smell honesty or something.
>>27964134This. Dial up the cute, but be ready to book it.
>>27964134Yep, going with this.
>>27964148He's literally holding us, we can't book it.
>>27964134Yup, but prepare spring-tail-mode
So you guys wanna lie to them and see if they'll buy it?
>>27964162I don't. I think I'm outvoted.
>>27964162I don't but I'm being outvoted.
Telling the truth is just as bad. SO yeah. We're a begger and apparently a thief. We've lied before.
>>27964167>>27964170did I double post without noticing it, or do I have a twin?
>>27964162Yes, because otherwise we would be selling out Mickey and he has been nice to us.
>>27964185You have a twin.
>>27964162Hey, as far as they know, we're just doing what we do day-to-day. Is it so outrageous that one wealthy benefactor might just feel a twinge in his heart one day and unload his money for today on the cute little street performer?
Alright. We just wanted some pie and it was totally thanks to our masterful flute skills. Locked in, writing.
Say you were curious.You have, after all, never seen humans like you before.
>>27964210This is where the adventure ends...
>>27964210>>27964241i-it could just go poorlynot deadily!They can't be THAT heartless to kill a 12 year old!
>>27964253Nigga we are less than human to them.
>>27964272what kind of evil person would kick a kitten? Or a person holding a kitten?
>>27964253Yeah. Because human history isn't chalk full of people killing down to the last infant for the sole purpose of being different. ..
>>27964272Yup this. I have a feeling we probably will want to leave the city. Maybe find the witch they were talking about or heading into the wild.
>>27964272they can hardly claim to be superior if they break their own laws.If it was illegal for us to be here, we wouldn't have been allowed in town at all.Mikarion and the Lamia witch have previous. We're clean. or at least, not substantially more dirty than any other urchin.
>>27964274Sadly, not everyone considers snake or lamia as cute as a kitten. I really haven't the foggiest idea why.
>>27964323cats have fuzz appeal. A shaved kitten looks like a hellbeast
>>27964348b-but we have hair!But no seriously I really wonder what they intend to do with us. They can't rightly just gut us in the street. That'd be unseemly.
>>27964394More importantly, it'd be a short quest if they did that.
>>27964401It's not like the quest is labeled as 1 though.
>>27964394>b-but we have hair!Yep, we're humanoid enough to also have fuzz appeal.I'm actually a little curious about the hair, to be honest. Are we like a half-Lamia or something?
"I was just waiting for you to finish talking so I could buy some pie! I didn’t mean to listen in..."The knight who was talking to the baker looked you hard in the eyes. "Funny, when I have to coin to spend, I typically make my presence known. Skulking about like that, well that just looks suspicious. And where did an urchin such as you get so much coin, anyways?""I p-play the flute. Somebody really liked my performance. I can show you, i-if you want me to."The baker scoffed "That’s more than I make in two months time. Who in this damned shithole of a city is rich enough to throw that kind of coin around? Especially to be wasting it on a halfie like you.""So you’re telling me," this time, the ragged man spoke up "That on today of all days. The day the new king of these lands sent agents to investigate all known demihuman hideaways to discover and eliminate all remnants of Kathis Kal, demihuman nation and the sole responsible party for the Sundering and the blight this act has brought upon the entire world, somebody just DECIDED to give away their money to you at risk to their own health.""Bet ya she got paid to spy on you!" the baker contributed.Ignoring him the ragged man stepped closer to you, making sure your attention was focused solely on him as is face dominated your view. "We having a saying where I come from. Liars," He held his uo close to your face. You yelp and try in vain to move away from it as his hand spontaneously ignites into flame "burn in fires. So let’s try this again, scaletail. Where did you get the money, and why were you spying?"Well? What do you tell them?
>>27964436Mr. Mickey told me to be careful and gave me the money when I met him in the square!He was the only one who ever talked to me, I didn't know he did bad things! Don't hurt me please!*cry*repeating...
>>27964436can we tell the truth now?Mickey was the one who was nice and gave us the money. He told us to stay away from you shiny people!
>>27964436We found it lying on the ground. We're half-starved and desperate. Then this happened. Figured you wouldn't believe the truth, so we lied.
>>27964436Why would someone pay someone in advance?
>>27964476no need to super lie here. That's even less believable.WAY EVEN less believable.
>>27964478Hes a racist baker, not a scholar.
>>27964436Might as well just cave and tell the truth.
>>27964436Fuck it. Tell him the truth.
>>27964436"Me and Mickey shared the money so we can buy a pie and share it together." Cry. Cry a lot.
Locking in truth. Writing.
truth AND sobbing.
>>27964436Look him square in the eyes. "I was curious. I'd never even heard of your Order 'til today, and I've certainly never seen Knights before."Don't dignify the rest of his ridiculous accusations with a response. We told him truth enough, and I'm betting he doesn't care enough to bleed us, and I'm also betting he doesn't care enough to actually investigate further.We might lose Mikarion's money though. And probably won't even get our fucking pie :(
>>27964529Don't worry, there will be tears.
well, even if we lose the money, we're back to where we started.We can go back to flute playing!
>>27964568Assuming the flute survives.assuming Shaana survives
I warned you guys, we should have just gotten cake.
>>27964568No we can't. Not here. We'd have to leave, and run as far as we can, and snakes can move fairly quickly where I'm from.
>>27964600I'm sorry, I was curious! I didn't know we were so lousy at hiding!
>>27964606This is the last time I swap votes for you anon, you've disappointed me.
>>27964615hey, sometimes I'm right!I'm not perfect!
>>27964652Well you should be.
>>27964652>>27964615I wish I'd gotten here sooner...
>>27964673Nobodies perfect anon.
>>27964686Well maybe you should be more like this Nobody guy.
>>27964686It's fine to be imperfect, just not so imperfect that anybody notices.
Do we have a blanket to make a hobo bindle with?
I did not expect it to go Bad End this early. Jeesh, we don't even get to roll for diplomacy.
>>27964742now now, it's PROBABLY not bad end. just losing all our worldly goods.
>>27964759Which likely spells bad end for a small child in a hostile city.
>>27964807I guess we should plan to make it not so much that, then.I still think ratcatching might be a possibility for us, who knows if we can catch things in the wild. I don't know how big animals are.
>>27964955Maybe. We're probably better at climbing than most, and we're probably used to tight quarters and squeezing in. I still think we should hightail it out of here.
>>27965039if we get the chance. And things take a turn for the worse.
>>27965066Right... Here's hoping we don't end up crispy.
>>27965103man, I had not thought anyone would try to burn us when we woke up this morning
I have a feeling we were headed towards capture almost no matter what we chose to do. Pity we lose the money right after we got it though without even getting a pie.
>>27965126I knew we should have eaten a huge amount when we had the chance. Darn.
>>27965113Same here. I was worried about predators, vagabonds, and the cold, but I never considered angry speciest mages.
>>27965164 (You)Aaaand I just realized that yours >>27965113was the perfect ending to that line of thought.
I guess OP's writing a doozy.
>>27965295>>27965303It's 4AM board time. I bet he fell asleep.
>>27965314>>27965303Still here. Update soon, fellow vagrants
>>27965335hooray! Waiting for the fate of the elusive hobosnake in its natural environment.
>>27965335Waiting with anticipation.
so, how are we going to play this if it goes poorly?Innawoods: the snakening?Aladdin?Take refuge in any church that would accept it (if applicable)?Being a gypsy?
>>27965418I think it's a pretty good bet we're going to head out in search of the only other Lamia we've ever heard of.
>>27965418What's Aladdin mean?
>>27965438Parkour. While singing.
You hang limp and silent, tears falling freely down your face. "Well?" The knight holding you jostles you a bit as he awaits your answer."…mcky…" you mumble."Speak up, little snake, you of all people can afford to put a little backbone into it." The ragged man quips."Mickey!" You shout through your tears. "Mickey gave me the money! He told to me run far away if I ever saw people who looked like you. But I was scared and lonely and cold so I just wanted a little pie. And I wanted to pay for it, too!" You add before the baker has a chance to interject. "I finally had enough money to not be a beggar for a few days, so I wanted to pay for it! I wanted…I wanted to feel like just another person for once…"The gathering goes silent for a time. By now, the three you saw at the square had joined the rest of the group and were getting caught up on the situation."Mickey’s money, huh?" The baker asks quietly."Yeah." You confirm, dejected."I think this about covers the debt he owes me." He says as he pockets your money. "And you too, for that pie you stole."You don’t try to object, you just sniffle and try to suppress a sob."Are you gonna hurt Mickey?" You finally muster the courage to ask. "He said you were gonna kill him…""We have come here to bring him back to the capitol for questioning. He will only come under harm if he resists." This time, the knight holding you seemed almost as if he was trying to be comforting."Which probably means he’s as good as dead." The ragged man idly cut in."Halfir!" The robed man scolded "Can’t you see this child is in distress?"The man called Halfir shrugged "She was honest with us, the least we can do is return the favor."
>>27965364Get the fuck out Beatrice. I still haven't forgiven you for the ending of banquet of the golden witch.
>>27965438It refers to the 1992 Disney movie of the same name, wherein the protagonist, Aladdin (also of the same name), is an orphan "street rat" who finds a genie and sings on numerous different occasions.
>>27965428Hopefully, I hope we go full freedom fighter on the kingdom and make our own nation for nonhumans.
>>27965454"Please, just don’t hurt him. I know he did bad stuff of the past, but he was always nice to me and did his best to help me." You sniffle again, trying to hold your tears back from starting back up in earnest and failing miserably. However, Halfir seemed to softer at this. He tugged a worn cloth free from his rags to wipe your face with, but upon noticing that it was in fact dirtier than your face opted to instead use the robed man’s hat, much to his ire. He also hands you the blueberry pie you had been eying. You dig in greedily, seeking what little comfort you can find in its gooey filling."Child, child" He soothed as he mopped up your tears. "Of COURSE he would do everything in his power to help you. You and the rest of your kind are his kin, his family. We humans, however, are not. He would kill dozens, if not hundreds of us just to make sure you don’t go to sleep hungry. The fact is he had already done as much before in his life. The simple matter is we are not worth as much to him as you are, and if killing us is the only way to secure your life, he will do it. It’s simple survival, do you understand?"You gulp your mouthful of pie down hard and nod meekly. Halfir smiled and cleaned up the remaining blueberry from your face before returning the sullied cap to its owner."Good. Then you understand why we must do what comes next." He looked past you to the man whose grip on the back of your neck never once slackened. "It’s your show now, Commander."The commander dragged you to the center of the market street before shouting once more, his voice so loud you briefly wonder if it’s magically enhanced.
>>27965454>the least we can do is return the favorActually the least you should do is give us the goddamn pie we were about to pay for before you stole the fuck out of all our goddamn money that you weren't going to see otherwise.
>>27965482"Merchants! Travelers! Countrymen! Pay heed to my words! As you all know, sixty years ago this world was blighted by the Kathis Kal, that foul demihuman cabal! We do not know if they were trying to use their foul magics to create a god or simply summon one, but we do know is that all they succeeded in doing was sundering the earth, creating that foul stain upon our realm known as the Earthscar, from which horrific abominations beyond imagining still pour forth! For sixty years we have endured this nightmare as the new reality, for sixty years we have pushed futilely back against the Scar, built walls around it and fought the horrors that spill from it! And we have prepared to do it for another sixty! I say we have had enough! Your king has said we have had enough! The great god Zoastaan has said we have had enough. That is why he has sent me to cities such as yours, ignored by the king for simple lack of men to aid you, to deliver you from the blightbringers that have plagued our lands for too long! Only once we cleanse ourselves of the infection can we begin to heal the scar they have dealt us. Those remnants of Kathis Kal now roam OUR lands, stalk OUR streets, and eat OUR food, taking and never giving. They call themselves refugees, but we know what they really are: invaders! They stalk your streets and make the roads unsafe! They are the enemy! Mikarion the Murderer is the enemy! The Vermin Hag is the enemy! And most perhaps the most insidious enemy of all, is THIS!" He hoists you up high for all to see. "They seek to not only take our lands, but supplant our cities with their own children! They will not stop until humanity is but a distant memory and only their malformed kind remains! Now, gaze upon the only mercy we can permit the enemy!"
>>27965482>gulp down a mouthful of pieYesss>dragged down to the market streetWhaaaat
Without warning, you feel something sharp pierce the side of your neck. It glides through your throat until it reaches the other side and is swiftly pulled forward, severing your jugular and tearing out your throat. You cough and splutter for air as he drops you to a crumpled heap on the stone. In your last moment of clarity, you’re amazed at how little it hurts. Rather, you just feel…cold. As you fade away, you dream of warm sands, of dancing and laughing with your mother, and of a kitten purring gently against your chest."Zoastaan protects."
>>27965495oh god run run runI mean slither!
>>27965516Well that sucks....
>>27965516Your name is Halden, and you are a Paladin Initiate of the Order of Zoastaan. When a convent was founded in your hometown, you were eager to join, lulled in by the promises of adventure and bringing good works to the world. You proved yourself skilled with a blade and quick with your invocations to the Blade of Dawn. When the Order requested one from your convent to join the esteemed Templar-Commander Lloyd Esteroc on a Mission of Faith, you were the Father’s first choice. However, your Mission had yet to live up to your expectations. After four days of traveling by rickety caravan while listening to a wild man and a Spire Wizard argue over whose magic was better, you were eager to reach Kurest and begin aiding the people. And now here you are, watching the man you admired slit the throat of a child in the name of the good of humanity and Halfir immolate her corpse under his orders.But tomorrow would be better. Tomorrow you and your band take on the terror known to the locals as the Vermin Hag. Surely that will do some real good…right?
>>27965516damn. I guess we don't get to live.fuck.Shit.Any chance of loading a savegame?
>>27965495>the only mercy we can permit the enemy!GODDAMIT, ALL WE WANTED WAS A FUCKING PIE YOU SON OF A BITCH!
>>27965527I don't think there was going to be a good end...
Kill your companions. You will show them what justice is.
>>27965534ah jesus OPAh jesus
>>27965534Sorry Halden, I don't give a shit about you.
>>27965534Press X to humanity are the real monsters
>>27965534I camehere for Lamias, not this.
>>27965541There /might/ have been a better end if Shaana had had the sense to listen to Mickey and stay the fuck away from the knights.
Welp, Im done. bye.
damnit OPI can't play thisEspecially knowing my stupid decision to eavesdrop got us all killed
>>27965561OP wanted a dead Lamia beggar, he was going to get one, one way or another.
>>27965558goddamn you you bastard
this has been the most effective bait and switch I've ever seen and I'm going to go cry
I told y'all to get cake, man.
So like... is this going to be a real quest then?Or was this basically some kind of sadistic ploy to destroy my happiness
>>27965587DAMNIT ANON YOU WERE RIGHT.I want a savegame still. I was really looking forward to hobosnake: the game. I even rememebr pitching that on QTG way back.
>>27965588I think we're going to play a torn human Paladin Initiate who wants to do good, but ends up becoming torn because all he sees is killing more innocents.
>>27965558I knew it.You motherfucker.
>>27965602but... when? Is it going to be an actual thing?
>>27965602>we're going to play a torn human Paladin Initiateno. I'm not.
>>27965602Nope.It's going to be human paladin going renegade to save all the monster girl waifus that are victims of the evil bigots. Because /tg/.
>>27965588I'm assuming we'll be playing as the rookie.
>>27965588If you guys want, I can pick up next week at about the same time with Halden and Friends going to slay the Vermin Hag.And maybe after that I will transplant Shaana into a less grim setting, but that would be a long ways away since I never had any overarching plot planned for her, she was just to introduce you guys to the setting.
Op pleasePlease OPJust pleaseWe...We played the flute and made a silly little snake face on our tail
I hope the hag slaughters everyone.
>>27965617too late, OP. The damage is permanent.You done killed your own quest before it started.
>>27965617I'll... probably play that. If you tell me what time it will be.Please do a legit hobosnake quest at some point in the future, I really was looking forward to it.
Your big mistake was making /tg/ into the little girl. Then railroading it into a death scene. /tg/ Loves being the little girl.
>>27965617Well, you succeeded in making me feel bad, so you're obviously worth following, I'll be there, just set a time.
>>27965648we were such a cute little girl too!Fixin' for an adoptin!
>>27965617Screw the paladin, we want our snake-bottomed waifu to be ok somehow! Also, the other night there was an amazingly cute pic of a lamia curled up in the snow. Kept expecting it to show up. does anyone have it?
>>27965615Don't worry, the monstergirl waifus will all be terrible people too. They did kinda break the world, after all.>>27965636Thats okay, I still had fun and I hope you did too.>>27965641>>27965652I wanna say a tentative 8 or 9ish, next Saturday, work and college permitting. I will try to give you a few days notice in the Quest Thread General with a definite yes/no.And in the meantime, I will start thinking on a proper setting for Legit Hobosnake Quest.>>27965668That picture that you're thinking of is of a dude.
This made my month, OP.
>>27965680>going to do legit hobo snakeYou had better not be lying to me to make me feel better!I'll tune in next saturday. I'll just feel really dissapointed about it.
>>27965692>>going to do legit hobo snakeIf I do actually do it, it wont be for a while at least. On the bright side, I don't plan on this one going past 15-20 threads as a generous estimate.
>>27965711well, I've had the personal fantasy of some kind of hobo lamia/naga quest for some time. I had just thought someone had picked up one of my pitches. please
>>27960463Speaking of 3.5, I had a Bard that was given an awesome set of flutes. They were made of finger bones from humans and dragons. Three times a day, I could use its magic to strike fear into any non-friendly in a radius of 60 feet from me.Used it during a siege when the town we were in was attacked by a massive hoard of orcs, one of Obuld many-arrows forces. That flute was fucking wicked, would love me one of them for real.
It hurts.. even entering the thread after while the cries of pain were boldly displayed, I did not exactly expect.. Well played, OP**the subtext "you bastard"
>>27965711>I don't plan on this one going past 15-20 threadsAs far as I'm concerned you didn't even make it past 1. And this is coming from someone who doesn't even have a lamia fetish.
>>27965720>I had just thought someone had picked up one of my pitchesI never once saw your pitch, to be honest. I just thought a lamia hobo would be a fun way to lull /tg/ in.
>>27965749well, you're right, it is exactly what I've been wanting to happen for some time. Good work. Great job. Real good. Marvelous. Fantastic.(fuck)
>>27965757I hope someone posts a reminder of your hideous betrayal in every thread and you eventually die a broken man sobbing in the gutter about how you wish you hadn't done /tg/ wrong.
What are you going to archive this as OP? Lamia Vagrant Quest or <Insert Quest Name> Prologue?
>>27965516>Without warning, you feel something sharp pierce the side of your neck. It glides through your throat until it reaches the other side and is swiftly pulled forward, severing your jugular and tearing out your throat. You cough and splutter for air as he drops you to a crumpled heap on the stone. In your last moment of clarity, you’re amazed at how little it hurts. Rather, you just feel…cold. As you fade away, you dream of warm sands, of dancing and laughing with your mother, and of a kitten purring gently against your chest.>"Zoastaan protects."This one
>>27965782yeah, OP better archive it, I am too confused and distressed
>>27965783oh, you mean THAT betrayalThat doesn't have anything to do with me though. other than making me very sad.
>>27965793Yeah, my quoting is all over the place.
>>27965743>doesn't even have a lamia fetishNeither did I.Note that statement is past-tense.
I just want to have my hobosnakes.
> dat prologue
>>27965782>>27965786Already did. Feel free to hate me with your votes if you must, I did what I came here to do.
>>27965880You may have won the battle, but you have not won the war you evil monstergirl hater.
>>27965880nah, it was good. It was technically good writing. It made me feel emotion very powerfully.I might hate you for being a terrible person, but I will review your work well for being a high quality piece.
OP: You are a cunt. Die in a fire.
>>27965516If only I had guessed more wrongly...
>>27965880but for real guy, I hope what seems like general bitterness towards monstergirls or whatever doesn't mean you won't do the hobosnake after this paladin thing.Because I would play that. A lot.
>>27965923>what seems like general bitterness towards monstergirlsI like monstergirls just fine. Why else do you think I figured using one would be so effective on /tg/ and had a lamia picture for every post? This is...I don't actually know what it is, but it should be fun to find out together, yeah?
>>27965959yeah, okay. I might have thought someone else way you on the QTG. SOMEONE was bitter.Well, other than me. And for different reasons than me.
>>27965959I had some feels when reading that last post... but the fallout of this quest was hilarious. Thank you OP.
Rolled 60That was some incredible fallout...Well played OP. Well played.
Well. I came in expecting some lighthearted but dark tale about a lamia kid trying to make her way in a world which doesn't like her, but what I got instead was suffering.Kudos, OP. You had my attention, now you have my interest.
I came to fill the void from no Homeless Mutant Quest on Friday, and to be a homeless lamia scrounging a living. Instead I got Everything Is Sad. Hoping for Legit Homeless Lamia Quest later.
>>27965479as a matter of fact...
>>27965880I thought it was a good setup. Questanons on /tg/ like to be babied far too much, though the danger may be that you'll get an even more cowardly lot, cringing from the thought of Bad Ends and No Waifus.
>>27970120Except there was no avoiding Bad End here. Folks came to be a homeless lamia and have hijinks ensue as they scrabble to earn enough to eat and avoid freezing to death.Not get snagged by the Pelor The Burning Hate squadron and have textwordstext to serve as a prologue to the actual quest of being one of them.If it was that quest from the start, reactions would've been different, and we could have been introduced to the setting without needless levels of So Sad.
>>27970227I thought it was a nice prologue. I'm a fan of tragic stories, though. *Especially* if they make you feel dead inside.
>>27970227>Be the kind of society that mercilessly executes a child who knew no life beyond being alone in the streets of the city for the "crime" of not being human>Be surprised that the non-human races are so desperate to be free of you they'd take desperate measuresHonestly, if this doesn't lead to huge crisis of faith in the new MC as he learns more, the worldbuilding and GM suck.
>>27965558You bastard.That was brilliant.
>>27970293To each their own. I just think a misleading quest with the intention of going absolutely nowhere beyond ramping up the tragedy levels and then using it as a launch pad to the actual quest where we play a guy involved in the tragedy on the side of the initial antagonists will taint future quests. Instead of drawing the Paladin, "fight evil monsters for humanity and damn all who oppose us" crowd, we had the group for playing pipes and making tail-puppets to buy pie. >>27965550 said it best for the mood now. We have no emotional investment in this guy, at all.
>>27970354Yeah, you'd think that Halden would've had any sympathy/empathy drilled out of him during his training. Like, that should be the first class for these guys.
>>27970470>>27970519It's a classic bait and switch protagonist. Many a successful story has used the technique, and this is a good example of it. OP used it as a source of exposition, a general indicator of tone, and a method of motivating the actual protagonist, who clearly has some pretty serious disillusionment going on.And now you get to play the soldier who tries to follow his orders while knowing that somewhere along the way, he might have started being the bad guy.
Damn you, Vagabond.>>27969539I'm rejoicing too much over here.But yeah, you've got my interest. Expect to see me on most of your threads.And you know damn well that I'll try to say ''fuck you'' to Halfir when a chance is given.Let's become the saviours of demihumans once more..
>>27972873I have but one thing to say to this sentiment: Humanity, Fuck Yeah!
>>27972907I shall still be that little voice in Halden's head, telling him what really must be done.
>>27973164Of course. Once the external threats to humanity are fully and forever purged we may finally turn our attention inwards. Let's be honest here, all the cataclysmic events referenced thus far sound far more likely to have been perpetrated by our own than the demihumans. Still, one scourge at a time.
>>27973526Or at least it was the actions of the kingdom that lead to the desperation needed to try whatever caused the earthscar.