It's late afternoon by the time you and your squabbling siblings have finished your meals. The leaf-filtered sunlight and warm forest air combine with your full stomachs and fuller afternoon, and it isn't long at all before you've all curled and compressed yourselves as best you can, drifting off to sleep surrounded by family high in the trees.You're standing at the terminal again, the cool breeze mussing your shortened hair, snatching at the strands and carrying it into your eyes. The electronic sign blinks above you, displaying the tine for anyone who cares to look. 5:45. And as you look across the tracks, bending out to see the incoming train, your breath catches and a chill not at all from the weather slides through your veins. You can see yourself, your human self, standing idly at the edge of the platform, loose windbreaker wrapped around her shoulders and pulled tight to keep out the chill. Her hand delves into her pocket and flips free with a phone, a message from a close friend bringing a smile to her face. The nearing trains horn calls through the evening air, and she looks up, sliding the phone back into her jeans, hiking a bag further up her back with a free hand. You try yelling, catching her attention, but she's facing the train. A dark mist is rolling into the station, the distant glare of a solitary light rushing ever closer.You're screaming now, throat hoarse. The crowd is shuffling closer, blocking your efforts as you frantically try to reach the doomed woman. You shove and sob, throwing the shadows of people out of your way as you try to reach through the crush of human bodies. 5:47. You can't even form a warning, choked gasps drawing air through your ravaged throat. Your fingers close on your windbreaker at the last second, but the slick material slides through your grasp as she pitches of the platform into the howling light.You have a perfect view of the last expression she will ever make before the light consumes every thought.1/2
You scared me, OP.
>>33938711You wake struggling, sobbing, hands trying in vain to fend off a metal monster that is already long gone. Tears run freely across your pale face, spilling from all six eyes. You died, you died, you died - you can't, you have to -You pull in another shallow, shuddering breath when you feel a small hand pat down, running smoothly through your hair, and another arm wrap around your chest from behind, pulling you into a quiet hug. Twisting in the soft embrace, you turn and find yourself face to face with the smallest of your siblings.Sara looks down on you with a groggy, worried expression playing across her tiny face. Her hands continues its motions, raising up to the crown of your head, her fingers combing your tear-matted air out of your face.>Hug her>Try and stop crying (d100)>Cry harder>Other (?)
>>33938722Haha, you too huh?
>>33938730>Hug her>Cry harder
Rolled 82>>33938730>Hug her>Try and stop crying (d100)Hoping for shit composure here.
>>33938722>>33938730Sorry, I threw up the initial thread without quest in the subject, so tore it down and had to wait 5 minutes.Have a character sheet, twitter, and mild spoilers as an apology.http://pastebin.com/F5RxgbPXTwitter: https://twitter.com/REQMX
>>33938730>Hug her>Cry harderSure, sounds cathartic.
Rolled 36>>33938730>Hug her>Try and stop crying (d100)what's done is done and little sister is so sweet.
>>33938757I just wanna say fuck you QM Made me pick up another unfinished ongoing Manga whose LN will probably never get translated.Good luck on the quest, picked up.
Rolled 15>>33938730Oh sweet this is back, how you doing OP?>Hug her>Try and stop crying (d100)
Rolled 84>>33938730>Hug her>Try and stop crying (d100)
>>33938730>Hug her>Cry harderLil sis best sis
>>33938854Try reading this http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Mushoku_Tensei#Story_SynopsisIt's a similar concept. I just started reading, but I was recommended it.
Black Widow sounds deadly.
Counting & writing.>>33938854The manga is at least being done by /ak/, who are fairly reliable. Completely insane, as they're made up of /a/ and /k/, but they dont seem to drop things.
We gotta grind web crafting so we can make silk clothing, and use silk to pull together armor.
>>33939179We should probably try knitting a knapsack first.
>>33939179>>33939216Baby steps and practice.
You get your arms around the smaller girl, pulling her closer as another half-choked sob shudders out of your frame. Your bury your face in her tunic, muffling your whimpers, and squeeze your eyes shut as hard as you can. She's still holding you, her hand smoothing your hair, and trailing down across your neck as she tries to murmur comforting sounds.This... this is okay right?I died, but I - I'm getting a second chance, right? There was never anyone home when I was afraid. Mom and Dad always worked hard. They loved you, and you knew that, but - waking up alone, eating by yourself, tucking yourself in. It hurt. It hurt, but you were a good girl. You were strong for mommy and daddy, and you never, ever disappointed them. Even if you really wanted too. Even if the best week of your childhood was when you came down with that terrible fever. Mom had been there all week, bringing you food, making sure you were warm and happy and safe.But this is a second chance.
>>33939839You pull yourself up out of your sister's shirt, sniffling as you try and clear your nose, and look at her closely for the first time. She looks delicate. Fragile, almost. Where Aria was already bigger than you were, and Elle still had a child's chubbiness, even with the absurd growth spurts, Sara's dainty features, haloed by pale hair made her seem insubstantial. Your arms come up all on their own, encircling the little spider and drawing her right against you, till you're cheek to cheek. She tightens her own grasp and leans into you, and you can feel her cheek dimple against yours as a smile crosses her face. The two of you lay back down like that, curled around each other, pulling the free blankets back up around you to ward off the cool night air.You have a family. Mother, brothers, sisters, all around you. Its okay. You fall back asleep amongst quiet snores, and dream of endlessly tall forests, and the clicking if chitin legs as they clambered all over, spinning webs to catch the bad dreams...________________The soft morning light illuminates the trees, as your mother gestures for you all to follow, and starts over the edge of the nest. The boys hold themselves at the edge, staring down at the forest floor so far below, while Aria immediately sets off following her. Elle skitters restlessly back and forth behind the two brothers, afraid to follow, and Sara looks up at you with a smile, extending a thin, glossy black hand.>Take her hand, lead her own the side of the tree>Grab Elle's hand as well>Coax the other kids into climbing down>(?)
>>33939856>Take her hand, lead her own the side of the treeAnd when we get to the ground>Coax the other kids into climbing down
>>33939856>Take her hand, lead her own the side of the tree>Grab Elle's hand as wellAre our brothers okay going down too or need encouragement? They seem like the adventurous sort.
>>33939856>Take her hand, lead her own the side of the tree>Grab Elle's hand as well>CustomSpin a silk rope that the other kids can hold on to for security.
>>33939923>>33939856One more thing:>Ask mama what is nearby.A good idea of our immediate surroundings is important. Especially since we might run into something dangerous.
>>33939856Backing >>33939969, it's smart.
>>33939856>Take her hand, lead her own the side of the tree>Grab Elle's hand as well>(?)We already did some climbing, show them how it is done and start to follow mother.
>>33939856Grab Sara's and Elle's hands and make our way downfuck mobile posting
>>33940091>Captcha doesn't load at allFucking hell is it a pain.
>>33939856>Grab Elle's hand as well
>>33939856>[x] Take her hand, lead her own the side of the tree>[x] Grab Elle's hand as well
Sorry about that, writing.
>>33940581So, are we spinning that silk safety rope?
>>33941024That might not really be a good idea.The hands of our species are sharp and armored; they'd slice right through it when they grab it in panic.Though it's possible our siblings and us are young enough to not have that issue.
You return your sister's smile with one of your own, and hers widens as you reach out and clasp her hand. You start leading her to the edge your mother disappeared over, but Elle's antsy shifting pulls your attention, and you spare a moment to offer her your other hand. She observes the two of you for a moment, halting her little dance, and blinks a few times, the motion travelling up her forehead. Then she smiles, maybe a bit shyly, and falls in line, taking your free hand with both of hers. You pull the two of them over to the edge, looking over and past the branches to the ground below. Your mother has already reached the base of the tree, standing amidst the giant roots and looking up patiently. A light tug gets Sara to walk up next to you, peering over beside you. You gesture at the trunk with a foreleg, and after a moments hesitation, starts to move out onto the tree. Carefully picking her way across, one leg at a time, you wait till she's hanging sideways, making delighted noises at her progress before you follow her out, dragging the nervous Elle to the precipice behind you. You catch her frightened stare, and direct her to look over your shoulder, where you've fastened a strong line of web to the tree beneath you. She nods, and swallows heavily, shutting her eyes tight as she gropes forward with her legs, slowly picking herself up off the nest and onto the rough bark. The boys watch silently, still half spattered with drying webbing, as she pulls herself up next to the two of you before opening her eyes.
>>33941190>when they grab it in panic.Wouldn't they try to grab it with their legs if they're instinctually trying to stop their fall?
>>33941212A heavy gasp is all the noise she makes as she slams them shut again, squeezing your hand for all she's worth as she shakes with fear. Sara waits patiently next to you as the boys begin to giggle at the way she acts. You take the first step forward, and both sisters follow suit- then another, and another, and soon the clatter of your legs blankets out the wind rustling the leaves as you descend to the forest floor, Elle not even once opening her eyes on the way down.You've reached the lower branches, and the soothing sound of your mother trying to coax Elle to open her eyes when a pair of yells erupt from the nest above, and start flying towards you, getting louder as they go. The two idiots have set their own lines, and are trying to race each other to the bottom.They shoot past the three of you, but there isn't enough room on this side of the tree - Ephram slams into a branch and bounces off, catching his safety line and dangling upside down in a daze as Zach shouts his triumph from the bottom of the tree. Elle finally opens her eyes, and laughs out loud at the tangled boy hanging from his own web again, and both you and your other sisters join in shortly. With her eyes open, the rest of the trip becomes much easier, and you reach the bottom just as you mother returns from her trip back up to free the trapped boy.
>>33941239She sets him down next to her, and gestures up and around at the surrounding trees. Hundreds of webs fill all of them, some stretching between massive branches high above, some little more than net traps against the ground."It is time to learn to hunt, little ones. There are many ways, yes? You can spin a grand trap, and catch your foods unaware. Or you can hide, and wait, and strike out at them before they can see. Or you can just chase them down, but Mother is lazy, and she will not do that any longer" she says with a small smile."Well, little ones? You are feeding yourselves tonight. I should hurry, yes. You must be back before the night falls. Follow the silver threads if you get lost." She pats each of your heads in turn, and settles down to wait at the foot of your home tree, watching expectantly.>Take Siblings with you (Who?)--------------------------------->Set a web>Hide>Hunt>Other(?)There's no wrong answers. If you've got another way in mind, write in. Human huntign methods, spider hunting methods, anything goes.
>>33941270>Take Siblings with youSee who sets off on their own, and bring those who stay.>Set a webOf course.
>>33941270>HideWe a Motherfucking Trapdoor now.
>>33941270>Hunt>Other(?)Combine human and spider hunting methods.We will first lay down a web trap. Then we will make a silk net that we can throw. We will chase prey into the web trap, and if they either go away from the web or try to fight, we will throw the net at them and tangle them up.
>>33941270I'd say >>33941343 sounds fun.Bring Sara.
I have to take a few minutes to clean up, but I should be back shortly.Feel free to include your siblings in your plans if you decide to bring any.
>>33941270>>33941343>We will chase prey into the web trap, and if they either go away from the web or try to fight, we will throw the net at them and tangle them up.This
>>33941343Let's bring Sara and Elle with us, and see if Aria wants to come along. The boys seem like they'd rather hunt and chase down prey.
>>33941343>>33941415>>33941270Seconding.I'd like to climb up a tall tree and look around, too.
>>33941270>Set a web>OtherFind a suitable locationSet multiple webs, divided between catching airborne and terrestrial prey. We can link all the webs together at a central hub and wait until we feel the tremors of struggling things.Either use an Orb weaver web or Black Widow web.If our siblings are having a hard time, help them a little bit but don't coddle them.Have to sleep now, remember the archive and good luck gents.
>>33941343I'll vote for this. It is more active than just lying in wait, which is a bit more interesting. Bringing Sara is probably a good idea as well.
>>33941270>[x] Take sibling with you: Sara>[x] Set a web>[x] Hide and wait, keeping your legs on the web to detect vibrations. On a continued disturbance, be ready to rush out and throw more web on the creature before attempting to bite it. Be cautious.It helps that I recently watched a spider for about fifteen minutes after dropping an ant in its web.
Seems to me like Sara would do best as a web spinner.Tiny sister isn't strong enough (yet?) to go out hunting.
>>33941688Elle also has confidence issues that we should help her work through.Aria, though looks like she won't have any problems.Ephram and Zach, the two idiots, will be just fine as tarantula type hunters.
>>33941270>>Take Siblings with you (Who?)Sara and Elle>>Set a web>>Hide
>>33941770I agree, but we need to get Ephram and Zach working as a team rather than as just two idiots.
Back, Counting and writing are go.
Who is our father?
>>33942023He got eaten by mommy.
>>33942023Good question, maybe we'll find out someday. Most likely it was some hapless human that mother took fro breeding purpposes.
>>33942082At least he went out with a bang
>>33942114>>33942082We're not going to do that... right?
>>33942114I like you.
Zach and Ephram share a look for no more than a second before taking off in the same direction, Bushes rustling and cracking at their passage. Whether they mean to compete again, or intend to work together, or even just fight over whatever they happen to bring down, its beyond your understanding. Elle looks between you and Aria a few times before the bigger girl nods, and the two head off into the brush in tandem. Sara hasn't let go of your hand yet, and smiles up at you as you lead her out into a deeper piece of terrain.The forest proves to be no real concern for you in your new form - Eight legs means that there's no real chance of tripping, and plants that would irritate even through jeans slide of your spiked legs without so much as a scratch. Eventually, the two of you reach a small clearing, with some heavier branches overhead. It takes a bit of work, trying to gesture and sign the plan to Sara. You assume your vocal cords just haven't developed enough to speak yet, as you can understand your mother without issue. Once she starts, though, she picks it up swiftly, deftly sewing together a net from her web while you block off a the sides of the clearing, leaving only one path in or out. With the pieces of your trap coming together, you shoo Sara up a tree, to hang upside down at the centre of the clearing, while you skitter through the underbrush, looking for suitable prey to herd into your ambush.>A d10 for the encounter, and a d100 for success at herding, please.
Rolled 5>>33942381I'll roll for the encounter then.
>>33942114And probably a whimper, too.
Rolled 35>>33942381Roll for herding.
>>33942438It looks like we do okay. Maybe have to finish it off.
Rolled 10>>33942381Once more for better prey!
>>33938711>02was there a previous thread?
>>33942506Oh boy, well...
Writing!>>33942534Misarchived, apparently. Is there any way to fix that?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33912787
>>33942534First thread got misarchived by some guy who insistantly thought QM was EGO despite having aboslutly no solid evidence.
>>33942643You'll have to email Lord Licorice or get on the suptg IRC and contact him that way.
>>33942990>>33942764Thanks, Ill look into both.______________________You shuffle along at a decent clip, stopping every so often to listen carefully for anything sounds that would give away something small and edible. You get a few minutes out from your clearing before something catches your attention. The slightest sounds of heavy breathing, broken up with the tell-tale noise of meat tearing, and the acrid scent of blood. You slowly slide into the bushes between you and the sounds, taking care to not break any branches as you peer through the foliage.Hunched over some kind of rabbit is a tiny man, dressed in rags. With his back to you, all you can see is his elongated, conical skull sticking up between his shoulder blades. It makes him look like a -RED GNOMEThe thought pops into your head unbidden, and you stumble backwards in shock, snapping branches before you manage to steady yourself. Your breath catches as the little creatures head pops up, and it spins to meet your gaze.The odd skull was nearly all that it had in common with garden decorations; A wide mouth full of needle like teeth splits its face, and a blood-spattered beard drips all over the filthy cloth its used to cover itself. As it properly catches sight of you, it rears back and SCREAMS, a horrible animal screech that carries through the woods and spikes sharply into your ears.The bushes behind it tremble, and another pair of the bushy faced abominations tear into the tiny clearing, snarling with a barely contained hunger. They set about advancing on you, trying to corner and surround you while still staying out of reach of your legs. They aren't armed or armoured, and even as small as you are, they can't match your height. There's a moment of tense standoff before you hiss at them as loud as you can, and turn and flee.
>>33943329You careen through the woods as fast as you can, glancing over your shoulder when you're sure you won't run into anything. The little monsters have a bouncing gate, ducking under things small enough for them, and bounding over anything else. They keep up the horrible noise as they pursue you, but they aren't fast enough to catch up and force you to confront them just yet.You burst into the clearing at full speed, digging your spiked limbs into the dirt to drag yourself to a halt just before the web. The fastest gnome is only seconds behind you, and as he clears the brush his jaw cracks even wider as he launches himself towards you. In a panicked flash of movement, more instinct than any fighting experience, you lash out with an armoured leg, batting him from the air and into the web, where he immediately sets about struggling to free himself, tightening the strands around him with no effort on your part required. The other two have slowed down, growling at you from their side of the clear and inching forward when Sara swings down from above on a string of her own, wrapping the smaller gnome handily in her net, and leaving him hanging.With the final gnome trapped between the two of you, you advance on it, hissing all the while!>FIGHT>Punch/Scratch>Bite>Web>Slash>Other (?)Accompany votes with 2d100, one for you and one for Sara.
Rolled 6, 15 = 21>>33943352We slash it's face and Sara webs it's legs!
Rolled 76, 23 = 99>>33943352>slash
Rolled 72, 16 = 88>>33943352>WebThrow a silk net at it!
Rolled 52>>33943382And second dice
Rolled 51, 83 = 134>>33943352>Web>SlashIn order.
Rolled 89, 53 = 142>>33943352>With a suprising burst of speed your leg's contract and come straight again as you pounce the foolish gnome that has landed in your webs, knocking him down and entangling him even further in Sara's net, all the while you use this opportunity to bite him in the neck to quickly administer you nerve poison to keep him fresh and alive but completely paralyzed
Rolled 56, 58 = 114>>33943352>Web
Rolled 83>>33943443I know how to roll I just fucked up.
Rolled 9, 50 = 59>>33943352We slash while Sara webs from above. Try and get it closer to the web if we can
Counting. Those rolls, though.
>>33943698Not very good. It looks like we're not exactly naturals at killing things.Even if they are monsterous little gnomes.
The gnome slowly turns in a circle, snarling at each of you in turn. Sara takes a few steps back , and he lunges at the sign of fear, throwing himself towards her. She lets out a soft shriek as she staggers backwards, dropping the web she'd been readying. She narrowly avoids each snap of his jaws, and as he corners her against the brush, the fact that she is not alone seems to flit through his mind, and he glances over his shoulder -To find you barrelling down on top of him, hissing and spitting fury. You slam your legs down on top of him, forcing him away from your youngest sibling and back into the centre of the clearing. He backs up a few more steps from your wrath, and squats down, launching himself towards you again. This time, though you match his leap with one of your own, smashing your hardened lower body into him midair, sending him reeling down into the dirt. The dazed gnome barely has time to try and shakes it head clear before you stab down on him again, skewering him and leaving him pinned to the ground like an insect.His legs kick twice and he gurgles through a final attempt at a screech, slumping down nervelessly in death. As you stand victorious over your first hunt, your pounding heart quiets slowly, and your breathing reaches a normal level once more. Sara comes up next to you, wrapping arms around your midsection and giving you a tight hug. You can feel the erratic pulse through her chest, and she takes a few shuddering breaths, as you pat her as gently as you can.___________________________________________
>>33944356It doesn't take long for the two of you to puzzle out how to bundle your prey, and with the three monsters suitably wrapped, you start to head back towards home. Hand in hand, you follow the silver guide threads, sparkling brilliantly in the fading sun, guiding you back to the warmth and safety of your new family.That's it for today. I'll shoot for 2 PM EST tomorrow again, if anything comes up I'll post it to the twitter.I'll stick around to answer any questions or comments for a while, so feel free to ask.
>>33944390Thanks for running.
>>33944390Thanks for running REQM.
>>33944390Thanks for running!>>33944443And that's adorable!
>>33944390Alright, thanks for running! It's been fun.
>>33944520>>33944492>>33944487>>33944443Thanks. Ill try and map out more content for tomorrow, so I can run longer.
>>33944700That sounds promising, I'll be there (unless I run late).
>>33938854>>33939058>>33939007Just linking so you guys know:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t4_7X1QuhiH9m3M8sHUlblKsHDAGpEOwymLPTyCfHH0/preview?pli=1&sle=trueGobumi is grade:A waifu material why did it become a harem. Not that it's any worse for that...