You and Soul-of-Lightning are on the warpath. This is the first time when your traveling companion has been able to keep pace with you, and the two of you cover ground quickly. You head East, on the heels of the band of monsters that ravaged the village behind you, killed your friend, and are probably plotting to do something bad related to the pieces of Pazuzu.You reach the point where the great river of Ea winds southward a bit as it heads west from the mountains. You see a farmstead that looks to be intact. That's good, but it might mean that the monsters didn't pass this way.Soul-of-Lightning nudges you. "Are those grapes? Do they have wine? We should check to see if they have wine."> "No time. We have to catch up to them."> "Well... maybe the people there can give us information..."Archives:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Scorpion%20Girl%20QuestMore Complete Arhives: https://archive.foolz.us/tg/search/username/Anu/type/op/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScorpGirlQuestCharacter Sheet: http://pastebin.com/1667ZT3fList of Characters: http://pastebin.com/Fc2Z81um
Rolled 2, 4, 9 = 15>>31828541>> "Well... maybe the people there can give us information..."No. Wine.We are on a mission.
> "Well... maybe the people there can give us information..."If they're razing villages, an unrazed village means we might have lost the trail.Ask them what they saw, and move on.Collect one (1) unit of wine to tempt soul of lighting into actually working with, but for the love of god don't let him get into the human's wine on his own. I don't trust him with wine since last time.
>>31828541>"No wine, we have a job to do... maybe the people there can give us information..."
>>31828618>Collect one (1) unit of wine to tempt soul of lighting into actually working with, but for the love of god don't let him get into the human's wine on his own.Seconded.
>>31828541You skitter toward the farmhouse and lay down your burdens outside. Soul-of-Lightning veers toward the small patch of vines and takes a single grape to chew on. "Wait, that's a grape? I'd never had one fresh before. That's hardly like wine at all! And it's all crunchy inside."A man with a short, shaggy beard answers the door. Somewhere behind him you hear a child crying and a woman's voice trying to comfort it. The man stays calm but keeps one hand near the shabby bronze knife at his belt. "I've heard of you. You're not one of them. You're one of ours. From Ligish. They haven't come 'round to collect tribute since my father's day. But a guest's a guest. By Enlil's laws, you are welcome here."Soul-of-Lightning steps in, ducking under the doorway before you. "Yes, thank you! As you said, we're from Ligish. Not tax collectors, so to speak, but a little wine would certainly be appreciated. For the road. And it's a long road."You follow him in. "Hey! Not too much! One skin; that's all. Now tell me, who are this "them" you're talking about? Have yo seen others like us?"The man remains standing, welcoming but wary. "Aye, aye we have. Snake people in odd clothes, with these glowing balls that followed them around. They spoke hardly any of Ea's tongue, and they seemed to want something I couldn't understand. They ate and asked us who we were, where other humans were, a few other things I couldn't make out. Eventually they grew impatient and left. Good thing, too, or they'd have eaten more than we could spare. Are you here to chase them, then?"> "Yes. They're scouts for some foreign power. We have to deal with them."> "I'm looking for different monsters. Horse-men, like my friend. There's a lot of monsters roaming around these days. But I guess you haven't seen any other monsters."> "Is that a baby? May I go in and bless it? I do that all the time. I'm the savior of Ligish, you see."
>>31828939>> "I'm looking for different monsters. Horse-men, like my friend. There's a lot of monsters roaming around these days. But I guess you haven't seen any other monsters.">"If you -see- a group of horse monsters led by a wasp and a lizard, RUN. They've been slaughtering villages. I didn't get to warn the last place."
>>31828939> "I'm looking for different monsters. Horse-men, like my friend. There's a lot of monsters roaming around these days. But I guess you haven't seen any other monsters."
>>31828618We must fuel this warmachine with ethanol. Supporting this option.
>>31828971Seconded. Be sure to warn them.
>>31828939"I'm looking for different monsters. Horse-men, like my friend. There's a lot of monsters roaming around these days. But I guess you haven't seen any other monsters.""No, we haven't, Anu be praised." The man finally sits down. Soul-of-Lightning finds a wineskin and starts helping himself to it, making big loud exaggerated thirsty sounds."If you -see- a group of horse monsters led by a wasp and a lizard, RUN. They've been slaughtering villages. I didn't get to warn the last place."The man looks concerned again. His gaze wanders toward the room where his wife and child are hiding. "This is no good. I thought this homestead would be out of the way of any wars. We're not between any great cities. Now I don't know what to do. Monsters! My father lived sixty years and never saw a monster. His father before him, I'm sure. What's a man to do about monsters?""Be thankful that some of them are on your side."Soul-of-Lightning appears to have found a small cellar where wine is fermenting in urns.> Trust him> Roll 5d6 to seize him in your claws and pull him away
Rolled 6, 7, 9 = 22>>31828939>> "I'm looking for different monsters. Horse-men, like my friend. There's a lot of monsters roaming around these days. But I guess you haven't seen any other monsters."
Rolled 1, 6, 3, 6, 4 = 20>>31829123>> Roll 5d6 to seize him in your claws and pull him away
Rolled 5, 4, 6, 1, 3 = 19>>31829123let's start with a gentle reminder that "Soul, last time you got into a winery, my city was attacked, my friend died, and several guards got killed. Please stay focused."If that doesn't work, physically lift him up and take him elsewhere.
>>31829123Tell him that the problem isn't so much that they're monsters, is that they're an ARMY of monsters.A man could kill one, probably. No way a guy can kill 50.Heck, -we- probably can't kill that many.
Rolled 2, 1, 3, 4, 6 = 16>>31829123>Roll 5d6 to seize him in your claws and pull him away"I've thrown Centaurs before. I'll do it again if you don't behave yourself.
>>31829123You come up behind Soul-of-Lightning. "Do you remember what happened the last time you got into a winery? People died. My friend died."Soul-of-Lightning snorts and tries squeezing into the cellar. "That winery was a lot bigger than this one."You seize one of his hind legs in your claw, not hard enough to cause serious harm, but hard enough to show you mean business. "It's good that you remember. And did I tell you what wine did to my mother?"He looks back with a guilty smile. "It made her happy for a while?""It killed her. It made an orphan of her child.""Well... I weigh much more than a human. I can hold my drink better!" He kicks his leg.After a brief struggle, you hold the centaur up over the floor in both claws. "Please excuse my friend, sir. We'll be going now. May the gods bless and keep you.""And you as well..." The man heads back to the bedroom to tell his wife that the coast is clear.> Follow the river upstream from here. Least chance of getting lost, but less likelihood that your quarry went that way> Head southeast into the rolling hills. Significant chance of getting lost. Roll 3d6.
>>31829223Dude, we /have/ killed that many. Multiple times. We're fucking bad-ass.
Rolled 3, 3, 5 = 11>>31829451HILLS I got a feeling.
Rolled 1, 5, 3 = 9>>31829451>Head southeast into the rolling hills. Significant chance of getting lost. Roll 3d6.It's not like we have an actual destination, so getting lost isn't really an issue. We're just wandering about 'till we find a trail.
>>31829451this is a pretty damn tough decision.Can we go downstream? Or will that just entirely eliminate our chances of finding them?
Rolled 2, 4, 2 = 8>>31829451>> Head southeast into the rolling hills. Significant chance of getting lost. Roll 3d6.
>>31829451You head for the hills, always in search of tracks or other signs of monster activity. The hills are dry and largely empty. You see a few empty shacks, but they look like they've been abandoned for quite some time. You also find a stone statue partly buried in the earth. The wind has beaten its features into unrecognizable blankness. Soul-of-Lightning squints at it and tries to remember if he'd ever been this way before the flood, but it doesn't hold his interest long.> Travel only by daylight, when both of you have the best chance of finding tracks> Travel by night as well, when you can see pretty well but aren't as good at making out fine details.>>31829519Going downstream would have taken you west and eventually right back home to Ligish.
Rolled 1, 1, 5 = 7>>31829777>> Travel only by daylight, when both of you have the best chance of finding tracks
>>31829777let's travel by daylight. The chances of us just sort of spotting them cresting the moonlit horizon is low.though, once we find them, night-time raids are go.
>>31829777>Travel only by daylight, when both of you have the best chance of finding tracksRest. We'll be no use if we stumble across an army while we're exhausted.
>>31829777Travel by daylight. Both of you don't know the place so you need the sunlight
>>31829777You travel only by day and burrow into a cozy little hollow at night that's just for you. No centaurs allowed.One night, you feel the pull of the underworld. Like last time, you feel like your presence there is weaker than usual. You see that many of the dead scorpions are occupying themselves by digging big long trenches into the brittle blue-and-black ground in patterns that you can't see from this altitude. Lady Amata is supervising, as usual. She is overjoyed to see that you've molted, and she gives you great big tight clawhugs, possibly to test your strength.> If you can think of any scorpion questions you need answered, you may ask her now> Ask if any scorpions around here used to practice blood magic> Ask to learn more combat maneuvers
>>31829978>what the heck are the trenches for?also,>Have you seen any, uh, lions around here?Failing either of those, let's get that scorpion blood magic for venom switching. It'll be handy later.> Ask if any scorpions around here used to practice blood magic
Rolled 1, 3, 6 = 10>>31829978>> Ask if any scorpions around here used to practice blood magic> Ask to learn more combat maneuversEspecially maneuvers to hunt pesky wasps.
>>31830045I like this one.
>>31829978>If you can think of any scorpion questions you need answered, you may ask her now>Ways for true ressurrection? Do they exist, or is opening the gate the only way? They deserve a real life, not a cursed existence.>Poison has changed to something weaker. Nees tos trenghten it back to its glory.
>>31829978"What are the trenches for?""They're prayers. Ever since Humbaba went to sleep, my people have been restless, so I told them that making great big patterns in the ground might attract the favor of Ishtar. Now the smart ones are working out the geometry problems involved and the dumb ones are working on moving tons and tons of earth. It's easier to pass the time without fading when we have something big and pointless to do.""You lied to them?""Well... I did say 'might.' And who's to say it won't?"You nod and try to make out the colossal, half-finished shapes. "I was wondering. Could any of the scorpions hear help me learn blood magic? My venom changed when I molted, and now it doesn't kill people anymore. I want that ritual that will change it back.""You need to talk to Gamelat, the pacifist. She gave you antivenom once. I don't agree with her on most things, but I must admit, she's helped keep us all together. She knows more about venoms and the old arts than even me."You follow Lady Amata to a camp under a rock face where some scorpions have dug burrows. You hesitate to ask your next question. "Have you, um... seen any lions?""Hardly any animals here. They fade almost immediately. There's not much to them.""This was a lion-person, I mean.""Oh, you mean the shouters! A few have wandered into our territory over the years. None lately. They're quite the pests. They always used to fight with us over hunting grounds, and they have this funny way of making humans do what they want. Why do you ask?""No reason...""All right. Well, here we are."> See if you can get back Slow Death> See if you can receive a different venom that's still good for killing things.> See if you can receive a venom that's not the best at killing things but has other, more exotic applications.> Just learn the ritual and don't try to carry any venoms back into the waking world yet.
>>31830445aw, I didn't mind telling her it was our friend that died.Because it is. > Just learn the ritual and don't try to carry any venoms back into the waking world yet.we're actually on a capture mission right now, so it'll be useful. But the ritual is also something we SHOULD know for future reference. And so we can get a good collection of poisons going.
Rolled 5, 6, 3 = 14>>31830445>> Just learn the ritual and don't try to carry any venoms back into the waking world yet.
>>31830445>See if you can receive a different venom that's still good for killing things.Nope, gotta kill them all.
>>31830445Just try to learn the ritual.
>>31830547b-b-but anonI want to silently take them one at a time during the night while they sleep!
>>31830445>Keep our venom. It's better and more useful than Slow Death was.>Ask what direction the lion-people came from. Go a wanderin'.
>>31830445> Just learn the ritual and don't try to carry any venoms back into the waking world yet.
>>31830585let's find out where lion people come from.And where humans come from.we'd like to visit them both at some point.For reasons.
>>31830486>we're actually on a capture mission right now, so it'll be useful.I agree that capturing and containing the bits of Pazuzu is the best option we have right now, but did we ever tell the priests to build a prison?
>>31830640actually, the priests asked us to just bring a few back. Of whatever type. To find out their plans.via torture
>>31830614We really should explore more in general. Even discovering more Scorpion-people could be good. It's not like these two camps comprise the whole of our race.Think about the intel goldmine that could be waiting for us.yfw we find a group of Mages from before the flood that can tell us the perfect solution to the Pazuzu problem.
>>31830663Oh, yeah. I forgot about that. Of course, the Pazuzu thing is still an issue. If killing the hosts sends the piece back to Pazuzu, speeding up his return.... Seriously, we need to do /something/ about it, or we're just waiting to die.
>>31830445Gamelat greets you graciously. "Welcome, living one! How can I help you in your journey?""Hello. I'm learning blood magic, and I'd like to know the ritual that lets me adopt someone else's venom.""Our venom still runs true, but our blood is no longer good for magic. So I'll have to recite this one from memory and hope I'm getting it right. It's funny. On the whole, we remember life well, but doubt still creeps in and makes us question whether we remember it right. But forgive me for rambling, living one. We have work to do..."She teaches you a prayer in an ancient, inhuman tongue only slightly related to your native one. You repeat after her and hope you remember the sounds correctly. "The words are evil, but the effect is good," she says. "Tiamat gave us the words. We were her second attempt at making creatures that could kill her enemies. Her first attempt was to make monsters that killed out of duty, who did exactly as they were told. They lacked a certain energy. So she made us to kill out of love and thrill in the hunt. We also were not to her satisfaction, so she tried something else. But that's another story..."You feel yourself pulled back up toward the waking world by Soul-of-Lightning. He's spotted a caravan of snake-people.> The next time you get two jars of blood and a jar of some kind of scorpion venom, you can attempt the ritual Take the Venom.> Approach the snakes in peace> Watch them from hiding> Charge their asses.
>>31830782> Watch them from hiding
Rolled 3, 1, 4 = 8>>31830782>> Approach the snakes in peace
>>31830782>Approach the snakes in peaceGreet them, then use dirt drawings, miming and the are of interpretive dance, to ask if they've seen the group we're looking for.
>>31830782> Approach the snakes in peace
>>31830782>> Approach the snakes in peaceAsk them about the other monsters.we -really- need some leads.
>>31830782Should have been frank with the matron. She might have been able to find her for us.In any case:> Approach the snakes in peace
>>31830782You brush the dirt out of your hair and approach the snake people with your hands and claws out. "Hello! I, uh... Can you understand me? I come in peace!"They look very angry with you. One of them points at you and Soul-of-Lightning, and all the fireballs floating around the small party of snake-people crackle and spin and shine more brightly. "You!" one of them says in a heavily accented voice. A fireball streaks towards Soul-of-Lightning and barely misses him, singing the dry grass before rematerializing near its owner.> They want a fight? Roll 5d6.> That was no warning shot. Soul-of-Lightning had to run to get away from it. Try to make it clear that you surrender.> Well, maybe they're angry at you because of the monsters you're chasing. Run away and head for the mountain pass, the one where you met the snake-people before.>>31830847If someone were to write a fanfic of this, I'd be fairly amused even if it was really bad.
>>31831050yeah, I meant to be frank myself.Oh well.
>>31831068> That was no warning shot. Soul-of-Lightning had to run to get away from it. Try to make it clear that you surrender
Rolled 6, 6, 4, 1, 3 = 20>>31831068>> They want a fight? Roll 5d6.
>>31831068> That was no warning shot. Soul-of-Lightning had to run to get away from it. Try to make it clear that you surrender.This is all a big misunderstanding that if we don't resolve now will lead to a lasting diplomatic stance of "at war" with these snake folk.we need to tell them we are pursuing the centaurs and will kill them. For being awful.
>>31831068>Well, maybe they're angry at you because of the monsters you're chasing.Try and talk. Tell them we aren't with the other group, we're hunting them.If that fails, just leave and follow their trail. Their trail should cross the others.
>>31831128I second this.Make an attempt to tell them we're after the centaurs. If they don't have a translator who can translate that, run.
>>31831068You whimper and lower your head while keeping your hands and claws up. "No, please! We don't want to fight! We're not like those other people. We're good! Understand?" Soul-of-Lightning sees what you're doing and stops running from fireballs as soon as the fireballs stop.And fortunately, once the fireballs stop, they don't start up again. You're lucky that the snake-people didn't start a giant brushfire. The snake-people talk amongst themselves in their own tongue, then they go toward Soul-of-Lightning in particular and check him for weapons.Soul-of-Lightning loks at you. "Ahh... should I let them do this? I don't think they're really all that tough. I could take them. Together? We'd take them easy."> "Yes, yes you should. Now hold still."> "Let me distract them. Maybe you're better off running." Approach the snake-people and try to be the sweet, innocent scorpion.
>>31831342>"Yes, yes you should. Now hold still."That picture, lol.>Captcha: bottomless quirustNot quite, but almost.
>>31831342>> "Yes, yes you should. Now hold still.">if things start looking grim, though, I expect you to run after I make a distractionSave the flee plan for when the stay pointing knifes at our face
>>31831342>"Yes, yes you should. Now hold still."Worst case scenario they stick him, I could live with that.
Rolled 3, 4, 4, 4, 4 = 19>>31831342>> "Yes, yes you should. Now hold still."
>>31831474I wouldn't like that.If things look like they're getting stick-y, let's intercede and run.
>>31831342"Yes, yes you should. Now hold still."The snake-people remove Soul-of-Lightning's sword and his bundle of javelins, then they start searching his pack. They circle him and prepare to intercept him by force if he flees. In contrast, only one female is watching you. She's petite compared to the rest of them, with a smooth greenish fireball attending her. She says something you don't understand. She points to you, then to the centaur. "You are with he? Yes?">"Yes!">"No... It's a long story."
Rolled 3, 4, 1, 3, 4 = 15>>31831625Blush and panic!No...Yes...well not that way
>>31831625>"Yes!"He good person
>>31831625Yes!No!Yes in one way but not in the other!
>>31831659This. Too funny to pass up.
>>31831625yes, we're with him.We're hunting the bad ones.
>>31831625You blush blue. "No! I mean yes, but... With him how? Yes and no?" You wish you knew what she meant. Is she questioning your allegiance, or just the allegiance of your cryptic scorpion vagina?She tilts her head and brushes back her long black. She's not sure what you mean either. "Yes and no?"After the snakes have thoroughly gone through the centaur's things and set aside all his weapons, they debate something, possibly whether to kill him. One of them, a tall male with a streak of white in his hair, decides for the group. He tosses the centaur what remains of his back and shoos him away. "No! No more! Kale jao!"However, she snake-people seem willing to take you with them, further east toward the mountains.> "Go home, Soul. Tell them what's happened so far. I'll be back as soon as I can."> "Stay around this region. Out of sight of them, but still looking for tracks. If you find something, spread the word."> "Shadow us for a day. We'll kill them when they sleep."
Rolled 4, 5, 3, 1, 1 = 14>>31831927>> "Go home, Soul. Tell them what's happened so far. I'll be back as soon as I can."Get drunk in my name!
>>31831927> "Stay around this region. Out of sight of them, but still looking for tracks. If you find something, spread the word."
>>31831927> "Go home, Soul. Tell them what's happened so far. I'll be back as soon as I can."Maybe pick up that old lady on your way back and take her to Ligish if you could
>>31831927>> "Go home, Soul. Tell them what's happened so far. I'll be back as soon as I can. Hopefully the snake people will help me track them down, they seem to know about it."also, this>>31832035then ask the snake people if they've seen the other centaurs.
>>31831992>>31832035Either of these are good. I'd be content with both or either.
>>31831927"Go home, Soul. Tell them what's happened so far. I'll be back as soon as I can.""They don't like me! Why don't they like me? I wasn't even drunk this time! Well, maybe a little. I saved the rest of that wineskin..."> "Your kind must have done something bad to them. They've been doing a lot of bad things lately. Just go. And make sure that old lady from the north village makes it back to Ligish safely if you find her.""Well... I didn't think this would happen. Goodbye, Hunzuu. I hope we meet again soon. I'm sorry I failed you last time. And I'm sorry I wanted to squeeze your tits. And still do."> "Wanting is fine as long as you keep your grubby hands to yourself. Go on now, before I get all choked up."> "You're a pervert and a drunk, and I hope for your sake that you get your act together quickly. Don't fail me again."
>>31832233>> "Wanting is fine as long as you keep your grubby hands to yourself. Go on now, before I get all choked up."Darnit we're trying to be the tough scorpion stop apologizing and stuff.
Rolled 1, 6, 4, 3, 1 = 15>>31832233>> "Wanting is fine as long as you keep your grubby hands to yourself. Go on now, before I get all choked up."Also wink.
>>31832233>"Wanting is fine as long as you keep your grubby hands to yourself. Go on now, before I get all choked up."Don't be too harsh on him, or we might lose him. We also told the priest the same thing.
>>31832233> "Wanting is fine as long as you keep your grubby hands to yourself. Go on now, before I get all choked up."
>>31832233"Wanting is fine as long as you keep your grubby hands to yourself. Go on now, before I get all choked up." You give him a little wink. Maybe forgiving him is important. Maybe your mother went over the edge and got herself killed because nobody would ever forgive her for the stupid things she did while drunk.Soul-of-Lightning nods and trots away, which seems to satisfy the snake-people. Sure enough, they start leading you back eastward. They make you stay in the middle of their small formation, with guards to the front and rear of you. They consider taking your nice spear that you got from Ishtar, but your obvious attachment to it makes them satisfied that you're simply stowing it with the things on your back.> Roll 1d6 to learn to communicate with them as you travel> Touch one with your white glove when you get the chance.> Don't risk offending them by touching anyone.
>>31832233"If I'm not back in a week, come looking for me with Nakurtum."
Rolled 6>>31832468> Roll 1d6 to learn to communicate with them as you traveloh boyo
>>31832468> Roll 1d6 to learn to communicate with them as you travel> Touch one with your white glove when you get the chance.it's super important we tell them our business as soon as possible.we can't go sightseeing in their homeland. We just don't have the time.
Rolled 3>>31832468forgot my dice>>31832490oh hey, looks like I don't need 'em
>>31832468> Roll 1d6 to learn to communicate with them as you travel>>31832490Ha! We're the literate scorpion.
>>31832468>> Touch one with your white glove when you get the chance.Touch the petite girl!
the glove thing would probably help with the language
>>31832468> Don't risk offending them by touching anyone.
we should probably work on getting more literate later.It'll help with learning things.
>>31832468The party moves mostly around dawn and dusk, sleeping at night and resting and basking in the hottest hours of the day. Are you a prisoner? You suppose you are. You try you best to learn about your captors, keenly aware of the fireballs that they keep around themselves constantly and never put away. Even as they sleep, the fireballs remain as faint, drifting points of light. You wonder how strong they are. You're not completely certain you could kill them all if you had to.The petite one is the most talkative with you - the others mostly give you one-word orders or confer with the big male with the gray streak in his hair. During your daytime breaks from the long road to the mountain pass, you try teaching each other your respective languages. You gather that her name is Jaya and people are called naga - except that the females aren't nagas; they're naginis. They're exploring the land under orders from someone - maybe a god, or a king, or both. Definitely a male. You try to convey that your mission is to catch the bad centaurs that went this way. She just opens her hands and bows her head, her gesture for agreement. She may not have understood entirely and just wanted to be polite.One midday, as the two of you are comparing your respective number systems, you find a good excuse to touch her with your white glove while the two of you are counting on your fingers. You don't learn anything special about her language, but you see a brief vision of an important moment of her life. You see through her closed eyes and feel her body - but it's a human body. She's kneeling in something cold and wet, and she's saying something in her own tongue. She feels something hot materialize right in front of her, and her lower body starts changing.> Reveal what you found out about her, maybe inviting her to try the glove on you.> Try the glove on the rest of the party> Don't push your luck.
>>31832895> Don't push your luck.
>>31832895> Reveal what you found out about her, maybe inviting her to try the glove on you.Oh snap
>>31832895>Don't push your luck.
>>31832895Anything we can do to add some... urgency to that "we need to go hunt down the murderers" thing?It's really urgent you guys, and I think you aren't understanding me when I am telling you this because of language barriers
>>31832895> Reveal what you found out about her, maybe inviting her to try the glove on you.Making connections will help us, I'm pretty sure.
>>31832895You keep your information to yourself and don't try messing with any of the other nagas. Jaya notices when you touch her, and she smiles back at you knowingly. Or maybe she's just being polite.You enter that mountain pass, and you see the rubble that remains after your battle with the maggot king. You pause for a moment to pay your respects. For a giant murderous maggot, he wasn't that bad a guy.That night, you successfully teach Jaya your words for "human" and "centaur" by leaning your human half down close to the ground and making two walky fingers and four walky fingers, respectively. "Do you know other centaurs? Did centaurs come this way?" You point to the east end of the pass in the distance."Yes," Jaya says."They are bad! I come for them!" You make a snippy gesture with one claw."They say you are bad. They say bad brothers..." You teach her the word for "follow." "They say bad brothers follow them. They explore, as we explore too. They want see strong ones. Strong naga, strong men." She leans in close and makes sure her kin aren't listening. "Is you bad, like the bad centaurs? You with them? Tell I. I will not tell I's brothers. I make you safe."> "I and the centaur I'm with are good! Those other centaurs are bad! It'll be kind of hard to explain why, but just believe me!"> "Just keep me safe. I don't want to die."
>>31833188> "I and the centaur I'm with are good! Those other centaurs are bad! It'll be kind of hard to explain why, but just believe me!"
>>31833188> "I and the centaur I'm with are good! Those other centaurs are bad! >"I tell where they went by where the villages have been slaughtered!"
>>31833188Does she think we're lesbian?> "I and the centaur I'm with are good! Those other centaurs are bad! It'll be kind of hard to explain why, but just believe me!"Also >>31833233.
>>31833188>I do whatever is needed to protect Ligish.
>>31833188"I and the centaur I'm with are good! Those other centaurs are bad! They kill people! Kill! You understand kill?" You stab your claw in the dirt. "They kill humans. They kill whole human villages. They killed my friend."Jaya seems to understand and take you seriously. "That bad. We will making them not kill so. We king will hearing them because only they will talk to king, I think. We must growing. We must moving. We will must being safe, because bad time will coming."You hear the nagas raise the alarm. Another group is coming up the pass. You take a look. There's a few centaurs, five red giants... and a human girl.> Get your spear and prepare to kill some shit> Ask permission from the naga leader first.
>>31833532> Get your spear and prepare to kill some shit
>>31833532> Ask permission from the naga leader first.Is that Ku-Aya? If so, then we get dibs on her head.
>>31833578Second everything in this.
>>31833532I don't even know who those guys down there are.Are they turtak? I don't care.Are they those centaur exiles?I suddenly care.
>>31833532I wonder if they know of Pazuzu...Also, I can't take that name seriously because I associate it with Futurama
>>31833665I associate it with the Exorcist. The original one.
>>31833532You skitter toward the head naga, who looks justifiably distracted. "Excuse me? May I fight? I don't want to alarm you, but I could help with this..."The head naga shooes you away and launches his fireball at the group coming in from the West. The others join in launching a volley. Soon three of the centaurs are injured, on fire even as they keep charging at you with spears and axes. The nagas give ground so they have time to launch another volley. With no more time to debate, you join the battle with your bare claws!> Roll 5d6 to carve up the first line of centaurs> Roll 5d6 to punch through their vanguard and go straight for Ku-Aya. (The first roll will count no matter which option you pick.)>>31833665>>31833715Exorcist Pazuzu is probably a little closer to the original.
Rolled 4, 6, 1, 4, 4 = 19>>31833808> Roll 5d6 to punch through their vanguard and go straight for Ku-Aya. (The first roll will count no matter which option you pick.)
>>31833808>go for ku aya
Rolled 6, 6, 1, 6, 6 = 25>>31833808> Roll 5d6 to carve up the first line of centaurs
Rolled 2, 6, 1, 1, 2 = 12>>31833862hot damn gurl
>>31833808>> Roll 5d6 to punch through their vanguard and go straight for Ku-Aya. (The first roll will count no matter which option you pick.)Straight for her head!
Rolled 6, 2, 4, 6, 1 = 19>>31833862https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=so10dKbhorI
>>31833808> Roll 5d6 to carve up the first line of centaursI don't actually care much about ku aya at this point. So go for whatever is easiest.
>>31833862Hunzuu is pissed.
Rolled 2, 2, 1, 6, 2 = 13>>31833808> Roll 5d6 to punch through their vanguard and go straight for Ku-Aya. (The first roll will count no matter which option you pick.)Might tide us over until we can tear that lizardman to bits.
>>31833916you have to have the music in the post for it to count, yah dingus
>>31833957Well, crap. I didn't roll that one.
>>31833808You've spent so many days dwelling on your hatred for the lizard-man, you'd almost forgotten about your hatred for Ku-Aya. She betrayed your trust. You could have been pals. Instead she killed people in the pyramid and robbed from Blood Dad. There was also that time at Turtak when she killed unarmed people in their camps. Fuck Ku-Aya.The centaurs want to converge on you, but you don't have time for that. You impale one on your claws and use him to shove the others aside. Then you run for the human girl and prepare to weave through the loose squad of red giants. They're slow, but they take up a lot of space.> Roll 3d6 to dodge between them> Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.
Rolled 1, 6, 1, 4, 3 = 15>>31834012> Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.
Rolled 3, 3, 1, 5, 4 = 16>>31834012>Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.
>>31834012>> Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.Can a scorpiongirl vault? With the spear?Sounds like fun, either way.
Rolled 6, 1, 2, 6, 1 = 16>>31834012> Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW1Uc-grcMs
Rolled 6, 5, 5, 6, 5 = 27>>31834012> Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.Fuck everyone in that general direction
Rolled 4, 2, 6, 3, 6 = 21>>31834012> Roll 5d6 to run into one, kill him, and vault over him toward Ku-Aya.Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGcIkqPTHo0
Rolled 6, 5, 2, 6, 3 = 22>>31834076Gah, I can't dice.
>>31834088Jesus fucking Christ.
>>31834091excellent. good roll and good music.
Rolled 6, 1, 5 = 12>>31834126That guy really needs to start using music.>DOOOOOOOOOOODGE
>>31834179What's this about music?
>>31834215Anu takes rolls after the first one if you post good music with the roll.
>>31834215Anu will usually take better rolls after the first one if they have music he likes with them
Rolled 5, 6, 6, 1, 1 = 19>>31834261>>31834246Dramatically appropriate music. Not just whatever's good.
>>31834012Compared to the red giants, you're quite speedy. You even kick up some dust as you run. You've come a long way since those first days when you could barely walk.You pick the giant that looks biggest and slowest. It's smaller than Patience, but still a solid fifteen feet tall. It stops in its tracks when it sees you coming at it, preparing to swat you away with its great cudgel. You laugh at great cudgels.You duck and wave with your human half even as your scorpion half continues at full tilt. When it starts to swing, you dart within its reach, grab its hands with your claws, and squeeze. You feel things break. You keep your momentum going as you run up its body, digging your eight legs into its flesh again and again. To pull yourself up onto its shoulders, you sink a claw deep into the crook of its neck. It's barely had time to scream as you leap off of its shoulders.You reach Ku-Aya at the very rear of her group of monsters. She's walking leisurely toward you. The other giants are slowly turning around to catch you, but for a moment it's just you and her."Hello, Hunzuu," she says. "I hear you wouldn't let Iltani come with us. We wouldn't have harmed her. If she could have seen what's coming, she'd have begged to come with us."> "And what's coming?"> She's stalling for time. Roll 5d6 to grab her.
Rolled 6, 3, 4, 6, 2 = 21>>31834380
Rolled 4, 6, 6, 3, 4 = 23>>31834380> She's stalling for time. Roll 5d6 to grab her.
Rolled 6, 2, 1, 6, 6 = 21>>31834401>>31834402Uh, which roll are you taking? First posted, or first with a vote?
Rolled 5, 1, 3, 2, 3 = 14>>31834380> "You killed Ninlil!"> Stab her
Rolled 6, 4, 1, 1, 1 = 13>>31834380"Hi I'm Hunzuu and I'm here to kill you."Stabby stabby!
>>31834427it's usually first posted.
>>31834088I don't know how dice works for this quest, please tell me that counted.
>>31834380While we kill her, can we yell something about "NO RE-ASSEMBLING ANCIENT DEATH GODS!"
>>31834507actually, it might be in our best interests to NOT kill her, since she likely has a piece of Pazuzu in her. and us killing her would send that piece back to Pazuzu.
>>31834380can we sort of ask her what is coming after we grab her?it's the best position to ask someone things from.>>31834549good point.
Rolled 2, 5, 5, 1, 2 = 15>>31834549We can rip off her hands and break her legs, can't we?
>>31834590probably not.our rate of not-fucked-up wound closings isn't great.let's just use the damn poison.
>>31834549Break all her limbs and keep her immersed in acid in the deepest pit of the darkest tomb.Vengeance.
>>31834614Oh yeah huh. I forgot about that.>>31834625Let's use our new venom. Less risk of killing her accidentally.
>>31834625well, the acid thing may be a bit extreme. We don't know if the have super healing
Rolled 6, 2, 6, 3, 3 = 20>>31834549We were told that we could kill a few of the people bearing pieces of Pazuzu, but not too many too quickly. We didn't kill Iltani, and the wasp girl got away, so I think we're still in the green at the moment.
>>31834380"You killed Ninlil!""No, I didn't. If I had killed her, she'd have never seen it coming."You strike with both claws and stinger at once, hissing like a nightmare. Ku-Aya casually sidesteps your attacks as she draws a long knife of shiny bronze. She's fast, maybe even faster than Iltani was in your battle with her.Though it's hard to connect with her, you keep up with her as she gives ground. You do not dishonor yourself. As weapons clash and fireballs burst behind you, you anticipate her next dodge and bring your claw to meet her. You knock her to the ground, and when she kips up again you see a big bloody scrape across her face where she dragged across the earth. She looks angry. You've never seen her angry. "You shouldn't kill me.""Why not?! You think I'm afraid of Pazuzu?""Not that." She leaps at you, but you manage to swat her away again."Then why?!""Because I know who your father is."> I've got to end here, but I hope for a new thread this Saturday. Check the Twitter!
>>31834736but what if we NEED to kill more in the future. you got to plan ahead
>>31834753>"Because I know who your father is."Well, now we have to take her alive.Thanks for the thread, Anu!
>>31834753huh, that's interesting
>>31834753CRAP.It would be nice to know who our dad is.
>>31834781yea, good thing we didn't change out our venom
Rolled 5, 6, 4, 2, 4 = 21>>31834753Thanks for running. Also the rebuttal should probably be:> "Who cares?" before slamming her into the ground repeatedly.
>>31834753before we let this die, I think we all need to realize that the little whore is lying. She's just saying things to make us spare her. And even if she does know who are father is, who cares? He's never been there for us. what's knowing who he is going to do for us now? He obviously doesn't care for us.
>>31834826>>31834832Supporting these for next time.
>>31834832I sort of am interested. I mean, everyone keeps saying we have a noble face.
>>31834832The way I see it, Hunzuu has proven adaptable enough to no longer need to pine for a family she never knew.> Big Sister Nakurtum> Papa Blood Priest> Little Sister Iltani> All the people of LigishI think she's already got enough family without worrying about some random asshole who couldn't be bothered. If she somehow survives the thrashing she's owed, then we'll see.
>>31834826I sort of want to capture her because the priests told us to bring back information prisoners and she seems like the ideal version of that.
>>31834654Does it look like I give a fuck
>>31834889Also, more to the point, she probably contributed to the murder of a member of that big happy (disfunctional) family
My bet is our mom caught a nobleman at some point and later was executed to keep it hush hush.
>>31834918The combat lolis have proven unnaturally durable before. Unless we go full rage mode and make a special point to pulp her corpse, I think she'll live through whatever thrashing we're looking to give her. This isn't the time to worry about going soft on her. It will only take a seconds inattention to get Hunzuu killed.
>>31834826So basically this except replace the Hulk with Hunzuu
>>31834979I find it strange that they're stronger than us. I mean, I get that they have pieces of Pazuzu in them, but we have so much more muscle mass.
>>31834753thx 4 runin budi gud thred
Do you think we're impressing the snake folk with our martial prowess?We've spent a lot of time doing conditioning on our scorpibody, and I hope it impresses.>>31835003I don't know about STRONGER than us- we seem to be able to roughly overpower them with our full weight.but pound for pound, yeah, they're WAY stronger. Much tougher muscles. Giving a scorpion a pazuzu piece would be -bad-.
>>31835056>Giving a scorpion a pazuzu piece would be -bad-.I kind of want to see what would happen if a fully-grown Hunzuu got her claws on one.
>>31835092it would be like when the series hero gets captured by the enemy and turned into a cyborg and the supporting cast has to beat them.as in, bad. Very bad.
>>31835092Don't give Anu any ideas or we'll have to fight a Pazuzufied scorpionboy.
>>31835130I am already half certain it's going to happen.I am a fourth certain it ends in makeouts
>>31835056We just scaled and jumped off a 15-foot-tall giant before he could react, and apparently stuck the landing. They probably can't jump at all. We'd damn well better be impressing them.
>>31835130>implyingThis quest has one of the highest rates of REJOICING that I've ever seen.
>>31835172the key to dealing with it is to be unrelentingly optimistic.and be prepared to commit warcrimes to protect friends.
>>31835170In retrospect, I am surprised that there were no Space Jam references when we totally dunked on that giant.
>>31835315I wonder if there's any ball-sport invented yet.We should play some of it.
>>31835159We've been so good. Deciding to be straight and actually following through with it, refusing all temptation for cheap lewdness with men and women alike. When Hunzuu does eventually make out with someone it had better be tasteful as fuck.>>31835251Or just when we feel like it.>>31835315This quest is officially a slam jam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8-c80TN1I0
>>31835376I'm actually really hoping for arranged marriage with a guy that turns out to be pretty nicemyself.
>>31835949yup. All voted and such.Good thread, but I feel we got distracted midway through from out lizardman goals.
>>31836069We really did. I'm not sure what we're really entertaining these lizard folk for, tbh
>>31836226mostly so we don't get into a literal war with them over this border skirmish.that's like, the entire reason.
I really hope what is coming is in fact pazuzu and isn't a second great flood
>>31837031ok, the first great flood happened because a bunch of homeless humans were going into the cedar forest and pestering the gods. So we just have to not do that.>tfw Sin is mad at us now, nobody but Ishtar likes us, and it's only a matter of tine before even she fucks us over
>>31837231we really need to do some godly favor currying. What we told ishtar is true. we DO have to make good with all of them.