Your name was Sarah. And at 27 life wasn't great, but acceptable.Your IT job had its ups and downs, co-workers ran the gamut from irritating to friendly. It paid well enough to support your lifestyle.You spent more time with computers than with people, and there was no-one waiting for you at home, but you had your few close friends. People had split off and faded from memory as you'd all grown up, but a there was a small, tight-knit group that had stuck it out, kept in contact. Everyone met up Thursdays, headed out to whatever family restaurant had won the vote last week, piled into a booth and enjoyed the warmth of friendship. Light-hearted mockery, arguments about the latest this or that.It was all you had ever wanted. Small comforts, an easy life.Wednesday evening, everything fell apart.You remember the train platform, the low murmur of hundreds of people packed onto a single strip of asphalt. The smell of the afternoon rain, the feel of the cool breeze snaking its way around everyone, fluttering coats and catching at umbrellas. The hanging digital clock, barely visible through the sea of human beings. 5:47. The rumble, the bell of the train pulling into the station. The press of bodies steadying themselves, inching closer to the edge in the hopes of getting a coveted seat on the ride home.The feel of a hand, pressing firmly into your back.The split second of realization and pain.And then everything was gone.
>>33912787That conductor's gonna need some counseling now.
>>33912787Only.Only you were still there. Still remembering. It's not supposed to be like this, right?You felt warm, weak. Barely able to move. Something was wrapped tight around you, curling you into a ball. You can't breathe.You're struggling, bringing all the force you can bear on the walls holding you down. You feel wrong. Not the weakness, and not sickly or anything. Like your limbs are the wrong shape. You shove the thought into the back of your mindas the barriers crack and tear under your efforts. You surge forward, as much as you can manage, forcing your head out into the cool air, hacking and coughing, replacing the cloying fluid in your lungs with the sweetest air you've ever tasted. Rubbing at your eyes, you manage to clear enough of the goop off your face to crack one open, and see just what kind of hospital sticks people into liquid instead of a hospital bed.Rather than a nurse, you're confronted by a leaf nearly as large as you are. You are surrounded by eggs. And above you, looming over is:>A raven-haired woman with 6 eyes, her arms coated in a shiny black as she reaches down to you>A woman with oddly patterned skin and golden-brown hair, two feathery tufts poking out of her hair. Large feathered arms folding around you to scoop you up>A woman pale all over, with dark eyes a tuft of fur around her neck and wrists, furry antennae twisting up from her head, and a pair of delicate wings unfolding behind her
>>33912847>A raven-haired woman with 6 eyes, her arms coated in a shiny black as she reaches down to you
>>33912847>A woman pale all over, with dark eyes a tuft of fur around her neck and wrists, furry antennae twisting up from her head, and a pair of delicate wings unfolding behind herYep.
>>33912847>A raven-haired woman with 6 eyes, her arms coated in a shiny black as she reaches down to youSpider plz
>>33912847>a colossal penis.>a colossal female penis.
>>33912847>>A raven-haired woman with 6 eyes, her arms coated in a shiny black as she reaches down to youSpider time
>>33912847>A woman with oddly patterned skin and golden-brown hair, two feathery tufts poking out of her hair. Large feathered arms folding around you to scoop you up>All these spiderfagsspiders a shit
>>33912847>>A woman with oddly patterned skin and golden-brown hair, two feathery tufts poking out of her hair. Large feathered arms folding around you to scoop you up
>>33912847>A woman with oddly patterned skin and golden-brown hair, two feathery tufts poking out of her hair. Large feathered arms folding around you to scoop you upHarpy momma best mom.
>>33912847>A woman with oddly patterned skin and golden-brown hair, two feathery tufts poking out of her hair. Large feathered arms folding around you to scoop you up
>>33912847OP, it is my suggestion that the two losing options show up as NPCs somewhere in the quest, otherwise you lose a chunk of people right out the gate
>>33913046No one would be so autism to quit a quest because their vote wasn't chosen, right?
>>33913046All 3 varieties live in the same forest.
>>33912787>RE:MonsterIs this based off that LN?
>>33913078I want to say that wouldn't happen, but...
>>33913078Hey, if someone wanted harpy adventures and spiders won, there's nothing wrong with leaving. I'd rather them do that than try to derail the thread over it.>>33913093And I'm suggesting throwing in a harpy or moth girl NPC as a consolation prize.
>>33913042The woman's hands wrap delicately under your arms, gently prying your free from the remains of your egg. She coos softly at you,drawing you into the crook of her arm and cuddling you against her chest.From your new perspective you can see your legs terminate into chitinous shell, a spider's body curling up to meet you. You flinch at the sight, and yournew legs twitch in answer, all eight of them. Still trying to rub your face clean, you blink rapidly, and find the motion replicated across your forehead as our new eyes begin to open for the first time.A soft breeze carries the scent of old wood and forest growth to your nose, but it doesn't even begin to register as panic sets in. Your breath comes in quickening, shortened gasps, and you try and yell, scream, anything at all - But all that comes out is a few plaintive squeeks and clicks as you flail.Your desperation draws the mother arachne's attention, and she peers down at you for a moment, before twisting back and over her spider half, reaching forsomething out of sight. Her hand pulls up with a pair of cloth sheets, and she leaves one lying across her thorax while she sets about scrubbing you clean.After a few short minutes of scrubbing and struggling, the latter on your part, she casts the rag over her shoulder and smiles warmly down at you. Planting a small kiss between your topmost eyes, she wraps the second sheet around you, and lowers you down into the webbed nest. With your tiny head peeking through the top of you impromptu sleeping bag, you can see the other eggs starting to crack open, and the mother sets across the nest, legs clicking with each step.She hums to herself as she lifts each child clear, and the soft tune, the exhaustion from your struggles and the warm breeze whisk you off to sleep.
>>33913639You dream of howling trains chasing you across a darkened landscape, no matter where you run or hide.When you finally stumble and fall, though, the trains catch themselves on giant webs, and a soft song floats through your dream.You wake to chirping birds, and the creeping warmth of the sun crawling across the horizon. The mother arachne appears within seconds as you start to free yourself from the cloth cocoon. She runs her fingers through your short hair, and smiles brilliantly down at you, before she produces a small white wrapped object, and gestures towards your mouth with it. Your stomach grumbles at the sight.>Take it, try to eat it>Stare at her>Hide>Other?>>33913120Yeah, I liked the settings weird evolutions and abilities. There won't be any turbo cannibalism, though. You aren't an esper.
>>33913639>>33913685Your formatting got killed in that first post, but anyway>Take it, try to eat itFoodfoodfood
>>33913639What's with the weird formatting?
>>33913685>om nom nom
>>33913639Please friend use linebreaks that aside.>Take it, try to eat it
>>33913685>Stare at her>Cock headMaximum ???
>>33913685>no esper shenanigansThat's cool, I would have been worried if you had added it actually
>>33913784>Stare at her cock head
>>33913685>Declare a thumb war
>>33913685>Take it, try to eat itIt's a person, or some other sapient being, isn't it?
>>33913729>>33913734It's hard to tell if a line at the edge of a text box is wrapping or if there's a break there. Just copy pasting issues while I sort out my word processor.
>>33913807Pls anon, no innuendo.
>mfw seeing this quest>we spider nowI can tell this is going to be a favorite of mine.
>>33913816Probably a wrapped up fly girl
>>33913685>Take it>Hide>try to eat it
>>33913685>>Stare at herShe seems motherly and nice so I don't want to hide from her.
>>33913685>>Take it, try to eat itDon't be rude to mom, eat your food
>>33913910>Not wanting mom to teach us how to eatAnon...
Looks like people want to try their hand at solid food.Roll 1d100, please, and aim high.
Rolled 93>>33913962We're going to throw up, or the food is going to fight us, isn't it?
Rolled 47>>33913962Btw, how many eggs are there in total?
Rolled 45>>33913962inb4 nat 1
>>33913823If you're using 4chanX you can just stretch the box out
>>33913967Tastes like chicken...Hopefully we make mama proud!
>RE:Monster Quest>we won't stay a spider foreverI'm already mad
>>33913967If it does, we are going to fuck up its day more than it already is.
>>33914022We don't know that.We might just turn into increasingly more power kinds of spiders, like a black widow.
>>33914022Wait what, how do you know that?
>All these plebs not wanting to shout "MY SPIDEY SENSES ARE TINGLING" when in danger
I have to step out and drop family off.The post is half written, and Ill be back as soon as possible.My apologies.
>>33914040>>33914055I'm just assuming, if we do stay one I'd be happy as shit of course
>>33914067We gotta have banter when we battle too.
>>33914082I'm eager to see how this quest will go.
Back, post will be along shortly.
Daily reminder!Don't let this fag get to you OP. Continue.
I personally am just not a big fan of the whole rebirth/reincarnation angle. It would've been better just starting out as a babby monster in my opinion.Its not that big of a deal, though.
>>33914082OP, you got a new player just now, but I have to go shopping for a bit so I won't be voting. Imagine phantom support and not-votes for lewdness I don't actually want to see.Also, I hope we don't already have a human upper half. Something monstrous is a better starting point.
>>33914661Dude, if we started as a babby, we wouldn't have justification for using our RL knowledge and we'd just die to a horned rabbit or some shit. MC gotta have something MC like.
You find yourself peering up at the arachne, though your hair obscures the vision of a few of your eyes. Six eyes is quite the experience - You find your gaze flicking from place to place as your extra sets pick up movement. The woman's hair catching the breeze, the shift of her tunic as she lowers the treat(?) down to you. The oddly organic way the sharp chitin that makes up her lower arms and hands slides across the other plates as she moves.You raise your own arms up, running your tongue across your lips as you grasp at the bundle. You didn't realize just how hungry you were. You hold the meal carefully in your hands, noting how the chitin only runs up to your wrists. Maybe it grows as you get older? You open wide and raise the silk-wrapped treat to your mouth as the mother spider settles down onto her lower half to watch.With the bundle solidly wedged halfway into your mouth, and your mother barely restraining her giggles, a thought strikes you.Don't spiders drain their food?It takes a little more work to get it out of your mouth than it did to get it in as it catches on your fangs. Once you have it in your hands again, though, you seek out a thinner section and triumphantly sink your fangs into it! The bundle starts to soften, and you're able to slurp up whatever it is trapped in the web like a juice box. Whether it really is as delicious as it seems, or you're just that hungry, your meal takes all of your attention, and you come back to yourself with an almost flat pile of webbing, as your mother laughs and claps at your achievement. The sharp clack of each impact of her hands rings through the web nest, and you can see your siblings clambering out of their own wrappings all around you.
>>33914668We're an arachne. Human upper half, monster lower half.>>33914661Go read Re:Monster. The entire premise is reincarnation.I dunno how much our IT skills will help us, though. Maybe we were in the scouts in our previous life.
>>33914690With a smile so wide it bares her fangs, she sweeps you up again, holding you high over her head. Your spider legs wriggle all on their own as you see past the nest, the ground barely visible from this height. you swallow heavily, and look back at the grinning new mother."Now, now, little ones. What shall we call you?">Aria>Lyra>Elle>Other(?)>>33913995Thanks for the 4chanX tip.
>>33914723>OtherSarah. I want to keep a bit of our old life.I imagine we died JUST as the Steam Sale ended, and we were looking forward to the huge expansion of our Library.
>>33914690I'd still like some more line-breaks...>>33914723>Lyra
>>33914668Another new player here. I lurk a lot, but I do actually post for large decisions or if things are slow.
>>33914690Double line breaks. They are you friend. We all love them. Use them.
>>33914723>LyraLeave that old life behind.
>>33914723>>LyraTwo line breaks please, it makes it easier on the eyes
>>33913995You don't need 4chanX for that, actually.
>>33914723>LyraOr Sara because it kinda fits the naming theme, I'm not fussy about naming either way.
Let's buck the trend here. Instead of a normal name, let's be "Smeall"It's a pretty cool name, for a monster. Sounds kinda like "Smeagol" but is more feminine.
>>33914883Yeah, Sara is fine too.Lyra might be good for our sister.>>33914887We're not that kind of monster.
>>33914899But we're going to eat people, right?
Not very close this time it looks.
>>33914910Maybe, maybe not, I doubt there is a big enough reason to do it aside from being very hungry.Or we haven't found the special reason to do it yet.
>>33914710>Go read Re:Monster. The entire premise is reincarnation.Which is why I'm not too bothered by it, just voicing my preferences.
>>33914970We have our siblings to feed and need loot to arm them with.Maybe we can find a town with friendly people we can trade with and fight off some bandits harassing them. There's no reason NOT to eat people if they're bad people.
Counting and writing.
>>33915015So, start with Horned Rabbits, then move up to goblins, then Orcs and Kobolds?
>>33915111Can't stay longer but I'm looking forward to reading it tomorrow.Oh and someone messed up the archive already.
>>33915299It's fine. Can be easily ignored.
I would have preferred Mothgirls, but I'm okay with every day being leg day as well
Maybe this quest can help with my crippling arachnophobia.
>>33915974It has too right?
>>33915996I am so fucking Torn up by pics like that. My dicks like "ohh ya" then my mind is "FUCKING RUN BEFORE IT EATS ME"
"Hmmmmmmm-"She cocks her head to one side, pursing her lips as though the decision was far too difficult to bear. But her eyes are still shining with a barely contained glee, and the corners of her mouth quirk up as you match her expression and twist your head to the side to face her eye to eye.She laughs aloud again, and pulls you in tightly, rubbing her cheek along yours. You can't help but giggle as your face is smooshed against hers, and she finally puts you down, alighting your wiggling lower limbs onto the soft floor of the nest."Lyra. This little on will be Lyra." she proclaims as she brushes a few errant strands of hair out of your face. She steps past you, reaching for the next child, and you find yourself stumbling as you turn. Orienting 8 legs to turn yourself around is harder than it looks. Each of the other children is held in rapt silence, waiting for there own name. She moves quickly through the rest, 3 more girls and a pair boys."Aria. Elle. Ephram. Zach. And.... Sara."Your attention goes to the last spider girl as she's given her name. She's pale-haired, hands clasped in front of her, back straight as she looks up at her mother. There's an odd pang of... something. A little flash of jealousy, and a drop of bitterness at a life stolen.But this is far from the cities and trains, far from computers and restaurants and hands on your back.
>>33916071You find yourself breathing a little heavier, and your eyes feel blurry for a moment, while your mother scoops all the spiderlings together, before leaning down over you all, speaking in a tone that easily conjures up memories of sharp voiced teachers."Listen. Learn, little ones. You will have to hunt, but not for a small while yet. And before that, you must know how. How to move, how to hide. ABove all, you must know how to weave."She leans back over her spider half, one hand grasping and pulling forward with a thick strand of webbing, showing it to all the chittering children. You watch wide eyed as she deftly knits it into a short tunic, slicing off excess webbing with her fingers. Your mind goes to how carefully she touched you, and you repress a shiver.She flicks the tunic open and yanks it down over your head, laughing alongside the other children as you struggle and twist to get your arms free. As she goes back to knitting more kids clothing, she softly encourages you all to try weaving.>Try and make a web>Try and knit something>The boys are already starting to square off - Maybe try playing with the girls?>Other(?)Roll a d100 along with whatever you choose.
Rolled 71>>33916092>Try and knit somethingHopefully easier than making a web.
Rolled 93>>33916092>Try and make a web
>>33916116Pfft.I stand corrected. Apparently we're the best spider ever.
>>33916116Well dang, how can I not go with this.
Rolled 81>>33916116I will throw my weight here
Rolled 26>>33916092>>Try and make a webWebs are an important part of a spider's life after all
>>33916092Try making a web.Hope I remember how to roll.
>>33916138Its made more funny by the fact that the last roll was a 93 as well.
Rolled 82>>33916092>>Try and knit somethingGloves for ourselves.
>>33916092>>Try and make a web
Rolled 19>>33916092I'm-a knit me sum mittums!
>>33916188Ok got it this time. Sry for spam
So, are we going to dote on Sara because she's our littlest sister, and has our old life's name (the Steam Sale! The STEAM SALE! All those games! GONE!), or are we going to bully her because her name reminds us of all that we've lost?
>>33916233The command is case sensitive.All letters must be lowercase.dice+1d100 not Dice+1d100
>>33916116The best web
>>33916231Ya I guess I just can't roll on my shitty phone or something. Just wont vote on things that need rolls
Rolled 34>>33916263Why the hell is it case sensitive.
>>33916238I kinda want both.
>>33916374Because 4chan hates you.
>>33916238I'd vote for dote personally. I don't think this is the time or place to harbor ill feelings about the past.
Didn't really expect this vote to be contentious.Counting and writing.
>>33916462Almost didn't see the nested votes. Not all that close after all.
>>33916512>nested votesHonestly, why can't people just link to both post? It's literally one mouse click.
>>33916693Some just don't think about it.
Rolled 70>>33916512My apologies for nesting. It pisses me off as a QM, so I'll stop doing it.
Breaking for dinner, Ill be back with a post inside 30.
>>33917265My apologies, I'm being dragged off for family stuff.Ill be back in a few hours. If the thread falls off before I come back, Ill open the next one with the post tomorrow at 2 EST.
>>33917460Three hours of complete inactivity is about how long a thread can last, on average.If there's any talking going on between players, that could extend it to 4 or 6 hours.
>>33917536We're not anywhere near bump limit, we could keep this thread alive for a few days if we really wanted
Rolled 99>>33917460Do you happen to have a twitter? Just makes keeping track of quests a lot More easy.
It might be a bit too early to make plans, but is there anything anyone wants to do?I'd hit up the local village and see if we can't sell some silk.
>>33918711Hitting up the village implies that we can even speak the local human language, which we most likely can't do.That, and we should level up before striking out on our own like that; we're still just a kid, remember, in an MMO-type world with lots of wandering monsters.Last, we should ask our 'mom' if the villagers will even talk with us, or if they'll attack us on sight. Better to get information about the local area from someone more experienced, rather than trying to find out on our own.
>>33918711Before going to the human village, I think we should find out how humans are disposed towards monsters like us.And do we capture and use humans as breeding livestock or not.
With the boys already tackling each other while swing strings of web like badly woven lassos, you turn your attention towards the tree trunk stretching upwards at the centre of the nest. Skittering over to it, you place your armoured hands against the trunk and look up, watching the tree fade into the heavy foliage above. You crane your neck to look over at your spider half. Your first attempts at shooting web just twitch your rearmost legs, one at a time, till you find the group of muscles in control. The sensation of the web firing out and sticking to the ground is not something you can properly describe. It lacks anything to compare it to. It feels... Natural. Not pleasant or unpleasant, just right. Like this is something you were meant to do.You lean back and tug on the web, once, twice, making sure its secured to the base of the nest properly. You make to climb the tree, and rather than wrap your arms around it, opt to let your instincts kick in. Your legs click daintily as they grip the bark, and hanging of the tree sideways is much more fun than you'd have thought. Your sisters' surprised expressions as you clamber effortlessly up the side of the tree is most definitely worth the price of admission. Spinning in place, you fire the web again, this time anchoring it to the side of the tree. Leaving another trail of web behind you, you shimmy down the bridge, and place another string between it and the tree. You begin to zig-ag across your web, using your rearmost legs to guide the sticky ropes where they need to go. You finish your web at the top, facing the bottom of the tree. You have enough time to look smugly down at your construction before your two new brothers plow into the bottom, sending tremors up through the webbing. The strings snap taut, creaking under the violence of the two's struggles - But the hold strong, and a few more seconds of fighting sees the two strung up in your web, free limbs waving as they squeek and chatter their frustration.
>>33922339I bet that really impresssed Mother.
The girls raucous laughter sets off your own, and your mother joins in shortly, rearing uo on her foremost legs to pluck you off the tree."Oh, we have a little spinner here, already trying to weave her way to freedom" she chuckles, dropping you next to your sisters as she sets about freeing the brothers from their own idiocy."Stop your squirming little ones, that is no way to escape a trap." She clicks her tongue as she works, pulling some strings taut, and slicing other cleanly. When she finally releases them, they're still covered in bits of the stickier webbing, in their hair and stuck all over their human halves. "You will need to be waiting until it dries before it comes off, little ones. It will not be releasing you while it remains." She turns, facing you and the other girls as she continues, "The webs cannot trap our shells, children, but it will stick your soft skin the same as any other creature. Take care, and do not use it against your siblings." A chorus of affirmative squeeks answers her. She nods once, and smiles again. "Now come here, chitlings, and we will see about getting you all fed once more. So much web leaves one tired, yes?" Squeeks answer her again, and the clatter of chitin covered leg follows as she rounds the nest, leading you all to your next meal.>I'm going to end the thread here for the evening, next one will be tomorrow afternoon @ 2pm EST. I'll get a twitter set up for tomorrow.>Any questions or comments are welcome.>I'm Canadian, in college, and not EGO.
>>33922415Thanks for running. I think you're too green to be EGO.I look forward to this quest continuing and I hope you got plans for antagonists and quests and the like.
>>33922415Thanks for running, I'll be looking forward to seeing this continue.
>>33922415Will the Harpy and Moth be other families we'll be meeting in the forest we live in?
>>33922554>>33922415Related to this, will we ever meet someone else who reincarnated from our world or another world?
>>33922554Yes. Both species trend on the 'Friendly' side of the monster spectrum. Harpies and Moths steer clear of webs, and spiders don't have to worry about the moth's dust or the harpy's talons.>>33922598I'll give it some thought. It probably wouldn't happen till after you've left the nest.Other things of note:I'll get a character sheet set up for tomorrow as well. A bit of info on the natural abilities of the forest arachne, as well as your current level. Rolling as well as you have on learning things, and fighting will increase your level, hitting 100 triggers an evolution. I'm not going to leave the entireity of the tree open for people to see, but I can at least reassure you: The first few evolutions, as per the LN, are mostly 'More dangerous spider'. Where you o from there largely depends on what you focus on.
>>33922719Neat.I guess we won't be evolving for a while, though...
>>33922719I like that method of advancement. It encourages us for trying stuff that'll require a roll.
>>33922415So we were content in our previous life, life? Any special hobbies or skill sets we had? Or will they be determined via in-game choices?From watching our sisters, is Sara socializing with the others or does she stay by herself?
>>33923148It probably doesn't need to be said, but just because our XP gain is tied to high dice rolls doesn't mean we should look for way to get bonuses, like engineering better traps and learning to use weapons or magic. In fact, we should find ways of mitigating the damage done by failures since advancement can only be accomplished through risk.
>>33922415thanks for running your quest looks promising
>>33923148Yeah, I'm aiming for a mechanical advantage to getting stronger, fighting, and focusing your talents. Jack of all trades wind up with generic evolutions, that sort of thing.>>33922487My original pitch was Monstergirls + adventure. I'm hoping I can deliver motivation, at the very least. >>33923244The characters main advantage is legal metagaming. You've got a short lifetimes worth of a variety of knowledge. Feel free to blatantly abuse wikipedia for crazy spider abilities. Sara was the first one to laugh and clap. She was trying to knit something with your other sisters, but wound up with an ignored handful of webbing when she topped to watch you.And yes, you were content with your previous life. You didn't aim very high, but you were happy with what you had.>>33923403This is correct, and encouraged.
>>33923403>>33923488To clarify. XP accumulates alongside accomplishments. High rolls might improve your skills, and will certainly win fights, but cheating, puzzling your way to an easier victory is just as effective, and will definitely grant bonuses.Thanks to everyone for participating. Tomorrow is look a great deal more open, So I hope to run for much longer.Consecutively longer.
>>33923585Oh, so we get XP for [QUEST COMPLETED] & completed actions, not just high dice rolls? Then we need to make sure that we can wring every bonus we can from a situation in order to get a success.
>>33923488We totally need to dote on Sara, if only so it's not jealousy towards her getting our old lifes name.
>>33924306Agreed. Sara is littlest sister and thus we gotta be the cool big sis.
>>33924337We were the first egg to hatch; we are Nee-chan to all of them, and they are all our little sisters, and the two little brothers we get exasperated at.
What is the PC's personality like anyway? It's fair generic and undefined at this point...Other than the fact she's taking to being a spider like a fish to water.