The rhythmic clang of metal on metal echoes in the confines of the blacksmith's workshop, sounds layering in a ringing cacophony. The smith isn't tall- He's old, back bent and twisted with age. But he hammers relentlessly, and the cherry-glowing metal takes shape under his hands.You stand in silence, waiting on him to finish. He finishes with three final notes, pounding an edge into the blade in his hands before dumping it into a wide well next to his anvil. The tongs he rests near the fire, and his hammer is placed reverently atop his anvil as he turns to face you.Jin chirps a greeting before he can speak."Hello Mikhael!"He directs a withering stare at the harpy, face concealed behind bushy brows and a raggedy, burnt beard."Bird, you know well that you aren't t'be coming in here. Too flammable b'half.""I am staying away from the fire, yes.""Sparks'll catch all the same. Leave the harpy at th'door, spinner."Jin makes a few outraged noises, but hops down into the street nonetheless. You step into the cramped workshop, trying to ignore the wave of heat emanating from the forge."Good afternoon- I am Lyra."The old man rubs at his bald plate, sizing you up. His eyes rove over your carapace, settling on the weapon strapped across your shell."Rivermetal n'darkwood? Didja carve it out of some lizard's poker, then?""I- uh, yes-""Not bad t'all. Bring more of the metal with you?""Yes, It's with the trader-"
>>34623785The old smith breaks into a wide grin, teeth shining beneath his dirty beard."Good, good. S'fun ta work with. Cold forgin's always a good time. What can I do for you, lass?""I- I need armour. I've got a note from the trader for whatever you need.""Pretty much covered in armour, aren'tcha?""I'd like armour for the bits not covered, yes."He cackles, turning to rummage through a pile of odds and ends beneath a wide workbench. He comes up holding a few heavy looking leather shirts, lines and numbers writ all over them."Lessee, lessee- You done growing, girl?""Hm. I don't think so? I'm not yet a month old."He looks you over again, brows knitting together over his surprised expression."Not a month?" He interrupts himself with a bark of laughter. "Oh, yer Nia's blood alright. So the bird weren't telling tales at all."He chuckles as he advances on you, discarding a few of the shirts."Lean down, whelp, so I can fit this. Arms up."You sink down, putting your arms through the slots as he offers them. He circles you, cinching the shirt tight in different spots, muttering numbers and letters to himself as he works."If you don't mind- How do you know my mother?""Hah! Made halfa her gear. Fixed it too. She'd disappear for months, then turn up with half her bloody armour missing and an apology for all the spears she'd gone an broke. Made more money on your mother than half the bloody guild."He loosens the shirt, pulling it free and double checking the markings before returning it to the pile."Shouldn't be too hard- Just double up on the straps, then. You'll haveta let it out yourself as you grow.""Alright. I'm sure mom can help, too.""It's just a question of whatcha want, then. And you'll be wanting to spin yourself a tunic t'go underneath.">Ask about armour types>Ask for recommendations>Bring out the buckler, see about fixing it>Other (?)
>>34623823>Ask about armour types>Bring out the buckler, see about fixing itLet's see what he has
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>>34623823>>Ask about armour types>>Ask for recommendations>>Bring out the buckler, see about fixing itAll three!
>>34623823>Ask for recommendations
>>34623823>>Ask about armour types>>Ask for recommendations
>>34623823>Ask for recommendationsHe's the expert, see what he recommends.The main requirement for us would be flexibility and freedom of movement. If our human half can't reach around to our spider half, or lean to the side, to extend over our limbs, we'd be handicapped.Weight is a non-issue for us. Heat probably isn't an issue either. We can still lose heat through our huge spider half. Insulating our human half shouldn't make that much difference. I think.>Bring out the buckler, see about fixing itOr replace it, if that'd be easier.
>>34623823>>Ask about armour types
>>34623823>recommendationsWhich armor is most likely to make a monster choke on it? >bucklerHey, can you fix this too?
>>34623823Could we ask what mom always used? We are apparently following in her footsteps.
>>34623883I can't unsee Jin as doing jazz hands-- wings. Jazz wings.
Questions and answers, then!
>>34624098Good idea. What armour is good for an Arachnie? The type used by other Arachnie.
It's weird to me we're only a month old, and we're dealing with humans.It is also weird to me harpy kids are with human kids.Do they age at the same rate? Do harpies grow slower than us? Do humans have accelerated childhoods too?
>>34624325Harpies age at the same speed as arachne- Full grown in 1-2 months, depending on type. Humans age at the regular speed, Elves age at human speed then slow to a crawl, dwarves age at human speed, but live longer and remain physically fit right up till their death. Dwarf corpses are like statues.
>>34624409>Dwarf corpses are like statues.Neato
>>34624409Mixed families must get awkward as fuck. Think about Jins Dad. One day he's holding a little ball of fluff, a newborn Harpy, in his hands. Six months later, she's a grown woman introducing you to her boyfriend (spider girlfriend?). A year later, she could be married. Then grankids could come along at any time.It's only a few months before your grankids could be getting married themselves. Would fuck with your head.
>>34624654>(spider girlfriend?)Part of the wing-girl arrangement is we also help find jin a man.Possibly using web trapsSpeaking of webs, we should ask the smith if he wants some silk or something for the work. If he needs any fabric components to hold everything together at all, that is.We're not armorists.
>>34624809We're all the man Jin needs.
>>34624836I would much prefer if us and jin went out together to find some men.It lets her be a hypeman, and lets us do whatever it is we do.
>>34624877Why are you even concerned over finding men? We're... what a month old? Cool your jets anon.I think you may be confusing this with a different monster girl setting...
>>34624917Because the topic was JUST BROACHED about finding romances by this guy>>34624654And I'd much prefer finding some guy than going after our harpybro.
>>34624877>whatever it is we doWe are large.
>>34624409>Dwarf corpses are like statues.this is so fucking metal >>34624654>spider girlfriend?ehehe
"I- uh. I don't really know anything about armour. At all, yes? What kinds are there? Or, what kinds can arachne use?"He's making a circuit of the shop, plucking ingots out of a small pile and casting them into the flame. He grabs the bellows, and with a strength that seems completely at odds with his age, hauls on it. The fire blazes, burning white hot, and the shop becomes a sweltering box, nearly unbearable.He turns to face you as the metal starts to glow."There's a coupla options. We'll skip out on flat leather- You wouldna come to me if you needed that. You could work plates into a leather coat. It's decent enough, but there's plenty of gaps. A mail coat is solid- You'd really only worry about somthin small poking you, but you'd rattle like a chain in the wind. Full-plate or half-plate is solid. Weights not an issue for spiders. It's a matter a' preference. The only bit to really concern yerself with is helmets- They're a bloody mess with all yer eyes. Y'need an open face, or a visor, and it messes with your vision."You try holding up your hands, blocking your lines of sight, or covering your eyes completely. Even seated, it messes with your balance, and skews your depth perception something terrible. Your lips curl into a frown."Nn. What kind of armour did my mom use? I've seen her weapons, but I don't remember her armour.""Gah. She wound up wearing a bloody mish-mash. Breastplate, pauldrons, armguards, a bit of a skirt. Mixing whatever she pleased."He eyes you again, judging."I got that old feeling again- You're gonna be the same kinda thorn."The comparison brings a smile to your face."I think that's why she sent me to get armour, yes.""Bah!"
>>34625099You spend a few moments considering your options, before you remember the rest of your cargo. Twisting, you pry the strapless buckler out of your pouch and present it."What about shields? Could you make anything out of this?"He sneers at the metal."Garbage. Not even fit to melt- You'd be better off using your hands than tryin ta stop a blade with that. The hell'd you get scrap like that, anyway?""Kobolds, in the ruins.""Gods, don't tell me you paid one of those muckrakers for it.""No- they were hunting a child. I took it after I... dealt with them."He nods, a fierce smile across his face."Good on ya. Don't go making deals with filth."He pumps the bellows, a few times more, bringing the heat back, oppressive and heavy."If yer wanting a shield, of whatever kind, it's not a problem. We've even got a few stones in stock.""Stones?""Elemental stones.""I have no idea what those are."He chuckles, then pulls a shimmering rock from a pouch, holding it up for you to see."There's little spirits in these- It's not quite enchantment, but you can add a bit extra to gear.""Mhm.""Now then- The fire's blazing, and I got work to be doing, lass. You made your decision?">Leather w/plates (lightest protection. no restrictions.)>Chainmail (Decent protection, loud.)>Plate (Heaviest, best protection. Helmet possible. Restrictive, bulky.)>Half-plate (Mom's)and/or>Shield>Kite>Buckler>Tower>Fire (Punching with the shield, or taking a heavy strike on it will produce a burst of flame)>Water (The shield remains cool to the touch, leaving it immune to fire, and weighs less. It can produce water)>Earth (Shields surface takes on a cracked appearance. It's heavier, tougher, and will produce a tremor when slammed into the ground. Bucklers cannot produce tremors- not without bending all the way over, anyway.)
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)>Kite>Water (The shield remains cool to the touch, leaving it immune to fire, and weighs less. It can produce water)
>>34625099A bit of plate would be nice.We don't need to be entirely covered in plates, but something for the torso would be nice. I'm interested in that half plate.>>34625124>half plate (mom's)The choice I choose is the one mom chose! Fascinating.also,>KiteKite shields are the bomb. Especially for our semi-mounted status.and finally,>waterBecause an (anything) that produces water is one of the handiest things you can possibly have.
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)>No ShieldShield would just restrict us with our spear and could get in the way when trying to ambush.
>>34625193Honestly, I'm planning on mounting that water shield wherever we eventually decide to live and using it as a sink until such time as battle comes.
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)>Kite>Water or Earth
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)>Buckler>Water (The shield remains cool to the touch, leaving it immune to fire, and weighs less. It can produce water)We're sticking with a spear, right?
>>34625124>>34625169 This is me!>>34625193 - I agree with this anon - Is there anyway we can get the water enchantment without a shield? I don't Entirely want to fight with it.. Two handing a spear is the proper method.
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)Seems like the best mix of our choices, mom had it for a reason>BucklerA small shield to not get in the way of our spearing>Water (The shield remains cool to the touch, leaving it immune to fire, and weighs less. It can produce water)Let's not add on anymore weight than is strictly necessary, even if we could carry it all
>people not wanting shieldsIf we were smart, we'd get like six shields to mount on our sides, hand-shield or not.
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)would having a shield mess with our glaive fighting? can we onehand that weapon well?If we can then I vote for a Kite shield
>>34625211I guess we could take the Water shield for utility and just never use it, not sure if its worth the expense, but our family might like a water dispenser.
>>34625124>Half-Plateand>Kite Shield w/ Waterif nothing else we can wear the shield on our back/thorax like extra armor, or drop it whenever we need both hands for our glaive, as only the toughest things would need two hands since our strength is pretty ridiculous.
>>34625246We've trained using the spear like a quarter staff. It's a far more deadly weapon when used in two hands. The shield is useful but I don't want to compromise our fighting style. Maybe we can use the shield situationally?
Funnily enough, the fire shield is ALMOST as handy as the water shield.Firestarters are fucking useful.The earth shield is third in usefulness, as shockwaves and tremors are kind of dangerous.
>>34625124>>34625193If I can I would like to add>If shield, then a bucklerBuckler is the only one we can reliably strap to our back without it getting in the way. We can't grab well from our spider half, and the kite would get in the way of our upper-body mobility.
A buckler shield is normally held in the hand and is used to intercept attacks, where as a kite shield is attached to the arm and provides partial cover that can be shifted to better block and depending on the model leaves the hand open. So I don't think a buckler is a good call shield wise for us.
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)Good protection, non-restrictive.>BucklerGlaives are two-handed weapons. We need something that will let us use both hands.>Water (The shield remains cool to the touch, leaving it immune to fire, and weighs less. It can produce water)That sound extremely useful.Ask if he can stick Element stone in our glaive.If he can, I vote for an Earth stone.
Gentle reminder we can never have enough shieldsAt least until we hit our light equip load.
>>34625343I don't think shield is a good idea for us at all, a buckler would be good situationally to block something like arrows. A kite is too large to be not a hindrance at some point.
>>34625246>Wanting to strap shields to our sides>Not suggesting proper bardingDo it right, or don't do it at all.
>>34625124>Half-plate (Mom's)>Buckler>Water Fire protection you say ? Yes please!
>>34625412Bucklers are not designed to block arrows they are for blocking swords, if you want to block arrows you want a kite or tower shield, and a kite shield would leave the hand open and we could store it on our spider half.
The most important consideration nobody is considering:The kite shield is the only one with a "Spout", making it the perfect water source in our eventual cool house.
>>34625343I had assumed it was a forearm mounted buckler. You can get them mounted on your arm like a bracer. They are minimally effective a shields, but allow both hands free.That's the type I wanted when I voted here >>34625365
>>34625124>Half-plate>Water BucklerOur inherent protection blessing should more than counteract any problems with a small shield, and we can't really use anything beyond a buckler due to our weapon of choice.Also, how much water can the stone produce? Is it just a small amount, or can you go full on firehose knocking opponents down with a spray of water?
>>34625474A kite wouldn't leave our hand really free, it still covers over it afterall and get in the way of our glaives staff. A buckler can very well block a arrow, its not very good at it, but it would serve the purpose when it comes down to it, and it doesn't get in our way all the other times when we don't really need a shield.
>>34625548When I think buckler I think of the shield in this video. http://youtu.be/KMaVRsJfkGY
Okay- Mom's armour is go.As for shields, there's been a lot of discussion.Link this post with only a 1 or a 2.1- Water Buckler2- Water KiteBuckler can be strapped to the wrist or wielded one handedKite can also be strapped to your forearm, or wielded one handed.
>>34625604Its a way to wear a buckler, but you can just as well mount it on your forearm, its not as versatile then, because you can obviously move your hand more than your arm, but since we already have a glaive and armored claws on our hands...
>>34625549It can coat the surface in water. It will prevent rusting.
now that my vote is out, final destination voting drives me nuts.I always provide an argument for my votes!>>34625669Do we produce enough water to drink at least?
>>34625685It'll keep producing as long as you want it to.
>>346256392and strap it to our arm so we can still use the spear
>>34625705A kite is too large to not restrict our spear, simply because it will cover over our hand and arm, and so will restrict the how we can move the staff in our hands.
>>34625604Yes, that's one type. I was picturing something like this. Honestly, it's less effective than the other type as a shield, but it leaves your hand free.Since our glaive is a two-handed weapon, anything that takes away a hand is pretty dumb.
Closed and counting.
Thats definitely a buckler.
>>34625963I don't know anon, I got more of a rivalry/slight hostility vibe from her.
>>34625963Well that picture won't go hungry from all the ants that are looking at it.
>>34625963what is this, a picture for antgirls?
>>34625999Damn I was trying come up with a clever ant/spider joke
>>34626007I am anticipating fantastic racism from cultures of insectfolk that don't trade with arachne.
>>34626145I'd tap that mug
>>34626145Honestly, I'm worried about any intelligences outside of our friendly little forest alliance bubble.It seems like most would instantly assume we're here to suck their vital fluids out.
>>34626190>assume we're here to suck their vital fluids out.Anyone calls Lyra a slut will get a glaive buried in their chest!
>>34626303That's.... Yes that's exactly what anon meant.
>>34626369Semen is a very vital fluid
>>34626378If you're a creature that has semen for blood, yes.
>>34626424>semen for blood
There's no hesitation when it comes to armour."Can you make me a set like mom's?"The smith sighs, chucking a few more ingots into the blaze."Knew it. The same kinda pain. I'm too old for this, lass.""So you can't?""Of bloody course I can! I'm the best damned smith for leagues! That don't mean I haveta like it!"His display of pride brings a smirk to your face as he huffs around the forge, getting materials and readying his tools."An' before I go an' kick you out of my forge, d'you want a replacement for your scrap or not?""A buckler, please. With a water stone, yes."He nods his approval, poking at the fire with his tongs, his hammer ready in one hand."Will you need any silk to make it?""Nah. Yer gonna want something to go beneath the armour though. Get a move on."You nod, thanking the smith before reversing out the door. He calls out over the pounding of hammer on metal."Come back tomorrow, lass. My bones are old, but I work fast."You shout a quick "I will!" through the door, turning to find Jin. The harpy is on the roof- she's fluffed her feathers out to look bigger, and she's making her best attempt at a scowl. There's a minute of staredown; neither of you blinking or moving, before you straighten your legs, reaching up and snatching the harpy off the roof. She struggles a bit in your grasp, and you wind up holding the sulking bird in both arms in front of you."We could've gone in."Her voice is petulant, a child who didn't get what they want."I am almost grown! I am not scared of fire.""It's not a matter of being scared- feathers burn easily. What'd happen happen if you hurt your wings, yes?"
>>34626529She sighs dramatically."I am not a child.""Of course you aren't. But you still have to be careful. I've grown, and I'm here buying armour because my mother said so."She smiles a bit at that."Really?""She said if I was going to keep throwing myself at monsters, the least I could do was to make sure they choked when they try to eat me."Her giggling is infectious, and it isn't long before she repents, and asks you to set her behind you. You oblige, and continue the stroll through the town."I'll be here until tomorrow- I have to wait for him to finish the armour. Why don't you show me around?"She brightens immediately."Yes, yes! We can show you the town and our house and our nest! Come!"She flaps twice, taking off and circling you excitedly.Where to?>Nest and Cabin>Inn>Walk around>Other (?)
>>34626568>>Walk aroundLet's take a walk first
>>34626529I'm just glad we didn't get any sparks on our various silk clothes.Because silk is also flammable.>>34626568>Walk aroundShe's showing us around, so she'll want us to see the general village first.Though certainly wind up at the nest/cabin by the end.
>>34626568>Nest and Cabin
>>34626568>Walk aroundRemember the children.
>>34626568>>Nest and Cabin
>>34626568>Walk aroundTake a look around first.
>>34626568I am going to show token interest in>innBecause, well, it would wind up being a fun scene to visit the inn.And we might sleep there tonight. Or at least get food there.
>>34626568>InnWe might be able to pick up rumors or information of events or locations outside our currently very limited scope.
>>34626660I think we can meet other people just as well walking around.And I'm pretty sure the harpies are going to offer us to stay at their nest.
>>34626724Probably wind up in the cabin, or outside. I don't think we'll be fitting into a harpy nest.
>>34626724hence the "might", and "or at least get food there".I'd like to visit the inn at some point, and it's our best chance for a good hot meal. Which we've not had since we actually became a spider.
>>34626756I'm not sure we actually eat hot meals.
>>34626795Our meals so far have all been cold, raw affairs. I think we generally wrap things and drain them spider style, when we don't just straight eat 'em.So I'd like a chance to get an actual hotmeal.
>>34626841Que new hands being unable to use silverware.
>>34626870>Armored knife fingers>Silverware
A bit of a tour, then?
>>34626841Again, I'm not sure we actually heat hot meals. We are a spider, and eat like one. Its very possible we can only eat the spider way by draining fluids out of a body.
>>34626917Yes. Silverware. We require awkward moments of cuteness.
>>34626795We should find out. In fact, we need to try some of the rock-candy. If it tastes foul to our spider-tastebuds, we should find out before we give it to out family.Don't want to give our brothers and sisters something that will make them puke.
>>34626949We've eaten solid foods before
>>34626949You had to drain meals as a kid before your other teeth grew in. You can currently eat solid food.
>>34626978Including vegetables and all that ?
>>34626994You've only eaten meat so far.Other creatures eat plants, and then you eat them.It's the circle of life.And also the circle of being a giant spider.You can eat whatever the hell you want, though you will need some form of meat or another to keep healthy.
>>34626920yeah, a bit of a tour.Also your players are hungry, and have money in their pocket.>>34627088>>34626994vegetables are gross.The best way to eat them is to wrap them in webbing, acid them up, and drain them.
>>34626994More importantly, what do we actually get noursihment from, even eating raw meat we still get all those fluids, while "prepared" meat will have at least lost a significant part of that.Raw meat might actually be the only thing we get proper noursihment from, even if we can eat other things.
>>34627176don't worry, spiders cook their raw food all the time.Though they use rapid oxidizing acids in a contained pouch.
>>34627253Thats not really the same thing as cooking it, in terms of what it actually does to the meat.
>>34627267Spiders eat food by injecting acid into things and slurping it up later.It doesn't really matter whether it's cooked or not, since the level of denaturing that comes from cooking is pittance compared to acid, and would only be a problem if we need specifically denatured proteins, which is rare.
>>34627318The problem is that with cooking the nutrients leave the meat together with the water, which isn't the case with using acids to liquify the meat.The denaturing isn't really a issue at all.
>>34627318Oh. I was thinking more expelling acids and igniting them in air.
>>34627354Well, that really depends on how it's cooked then.A lot of the time juices are lost, some of the time they're reclaimed and re-used.also captcha is being a butt, this conversation might die.
>>34627366Nature and science tend to avoid things like flammable acids.Mostly because it would be horrible for everyone involved.
You need a certain level of protein to maintain web production. As for regular nutrients- We'll just say you need a large amount of food. Raw meat is best, but eating other stuff just means you need to eat more to make up for it.Unless you dash into a desert sans supplies, there will never be a point in this quest where I type"And then you collapse from a lack of proper nutrition"
>>34627488TEND to avoid. TEND.Doesn't mean its impossible.Or a good idea.
>>34627507Oh, that's fine.Just determining what we need to eat and what we like to eat are key to determining our tastes, which are then key to determining whether we bring a pie, a plate of nachos, or some meaty dip to the parties.
>>34627511it is in fact a terrible ideaAlso a horrible idea are acids that turn into gassesThey're just horrible
Jin flits in every direction, calling your attention to each building, and making a whirlwind of introductions and laughter from the villagers. She really has spread your stories- half the people you meet are impressed. A few even want to shake your hand; although you're unsure if thats because they haven't met an arachne or if they're just amazed to meet you.Names blur together more than a bit- Half the larger buildings are barracks, filled end to end with bunks for the local workers. As people pair off, the town pitches in to build a cabin, and the hamlet expands. There's a few notable exceptions- A special stable for the local centaur, and the local guild's building is part administration, part bounty board, part barracks and part armoury. Maybe there'll be something on the board that you can do later?You wind up sharing a bit of candy with Jin. She settles on your back long enough to tear through the stick of rock candy, and you do the same. Jin is nearly euphoric with her first taste of sugar. You, on the other hand, are not nearly as enthused. It's definitely delicious- candi is something you've missed- but not as satisfying as a hunk of game.Or you might just be hungry. It's hard to tell.A few people manage to stick out enough that you actually remember them 2 minutes past their introduction.Aaron, the centaur, is almost comically skittish; Even the smell of an arachne is enough to leave him jumpy for hours. He makes a whole body flinch when you try and shake his hand.
I wonder if we can get a pure magic elemental stone.One which will purely collect and store magic up to it's limit. Which we can then draw upon for our own use.Or do those not exist?
>>34628130Outside the two guarding the wall, there's a small troop of adventurers in town. They apparently take all sorts of jobs, from the town, from the city, wherever. Retrieval of specific plants or animals, hunting feral monsters preying on the town, working as caravan guards. The middle aged hammer-wielding man gives a curt greeting and avoids you and Jin alike, but a young woman with strange eyes and a bow nearly her height is more than happy to swap stories. She goes by Lann- She claims she isn't fond of her family name, so she dropped it.You wind up spending a few hours at the guild, the three of you chatting about the ruins, local monsters, even your precious few adventures. Lann has been across the continent- their guild has a line of wayhouses across the main road, and she worked her way through each. She's originally from a coastal city on the opposite side of the world- Instead of taking up fishing, she took up mercenary work.When you leave the guild, the sun is starting to dip behind the treeline. And more importantly, your stomach is growling ferociously. You and Jin set about making plans for dinner.>Head to the Inn- You've got money. Maybe they'll have enough food to feed you?>Head to Jin's home, check in, and go hunting>Send Jin home to eat with her family, catch something for yourself>Other (?)
>>34628153>Head to Jin's home, check in, and go huntingYeeee
>>34628153>>Head to Jin's home, check in, and go huntingLet's go see everyone
>>34628153>Head to Jin's home, check in, and go hunting
>>34628153Can we go to jin's home, check in, then go eat at the inn?Paying for food is faster than hunting for it. Unless we get lucky.Or we get lazy and just put a net into the river.
>>34628153>Head to Jin's home, check in, and go huntingJin needs more XP.
>>34628153>>Head to Jin's home, check in, and go huntingHave Jin scout for something big. Kill big thing. Eat well with the Harpy family tonight.
>>34628227>Paying for food is faster than hunting for it. Why waste the money ? We can easily hunt something a lot larger than what they offer as meals in an inn. We might as well ask Jinns family what they eat and bring something for everyone.
>>34628301>why waste the money?It's burning a hole in my pocket, and apparently we're rich with silk.
>>34628301money doesn't have much value when you can almost literally shit it but yeah, hunting is more fun
>>34628345No inns for you. Tonight... WE HUNT!
>>34628381You can never have too much money. And there is such a thing as oversupply, especially until they have actually attracted customers from further away.
>>34628418We don't really need any money unless we actually dedicate ourselves to one project or another.And even then, we only might need some money.
So the next morning can we ask how good river metal is, like on a scale from 1-10, 1 being shit 5 being like damascus steel 10 being holy shit!
>>34628501metal generally isn't just "good". Like, good for weapons might not be good for armor and such.Though I imagine other than its water properties, it's pretty shit. I mean it's malleable without forging. Probably some soft metal.
Spiders are all about family.And food.They are also very careful to not mix the two.
You walk through town in the fading light, Jin leading overhead. You pass between cabins, heading for the edge of town, where a smattering of little log homes each sit next to towering trees.A soft glow exudes from the glass windows as you trot up to the cabin- nearly an entire wall is covered by a pair of double doors. The handles give easily, and you pull them open, stepping into the warmly lit home. Jin's mother and sister are sitting comfortable on large pillows, the remains of their dinner decorating the table in the corner. Both look up as the two of you enter."Lyra! I was not expecting Nia to let you visit so soon."You scratch at your cheek embarassedly."Ah, it was not so much that I was allowed to visit as that I was ordered to acquire armour."The harpy eyebrows make a slow ascent as she smiles."Found yourself more trouble, then?""Mother did not approve of my hunting, yes."Sefi stifles a laugh, and Lia makes no such effort, cackling at your embarrassment."Don't let her fool you- She was just as bad. She'd turn up in the village, doing work, heading into the ruins- and a day later her mother would show up, trying to find her. Too much wanderlust, and not enough responsibility."She prods at you with one feather."At least she knows where you are. Even if she isn't happy about it.""Mhm.""Come here, both of you. Have a seat and chat before you run off again, yes?"You stomach growls, and Jin's answers. You look at each other, and her mother bursts out laughing again."Alright, alright. Go get some food, little ones. We can talk later."You both nod, and head back into the growing night, alert and ready to hunt.>I'm going to call this one here, early.>Next thread will be tomorrow or monday, 2 PM EST. Ill post to twitter when I start writing the OP.>Questions & Comments answered before I step out
>>34629689Thanks for running reqm, I really enjoyed this one.
>>34629689>calling it early BWUH>threat tomorrowbu-huh?well, I guess that's fine then. Be sure to archive!As for questions, uh erm uhm. Can we even make clothing for ourselves yet? About how long does it take us if so? Are our eyes all independant?
>>34629689It's cool REQM, fun thread even if it was shortSee you next time
>>34629689Thanks for running, mighty enjoyable quest you're running here.
>>34629689Thanks for running REQM.
>>34629689thanks for running
How strong are we? Strong enough to ward off an attack with a Tower Shield without budging?How tough is our chitin?
>>34629862And how BIG are we?How troublesome are doors?
>>34629689Are we ever going to get a map?
>>34629689GAaah I have class at 2. I'll be late.Thanks for running.
>>34629790>>34629806>>34629813>>34629846>>34629850>>34629857Thanks for playing!Sorry it was short, I honestly just ran out of notes. I thought I had more stuff ready.>>34629806You can anything simple without a roll. Complicated stuff will take rolls, using the heavily woven silk will just take more time. You made Jin's current clothing.>>34629862>>34629886You're about six feet tall at ease, and can stand straight up to get to nearly ten feet. You're main size problem is the width of your spiderbutt- You need double doors to fit into human dwellings.You'd be fully capable of bracing yourself to stay on your feet with a shield.>>34629967Ill see about sketching something out. Hopefully I haven't already contradicted myself in the quest.
>>34629689If Lyra and Sara teamed up, could they use magic to clear enough rubble from the entrance to ruin to let mom in?
>>34630039I think its more a problem of knowledge than power.Practise twice, don't collapse the tunnel once.
>>34629996Is "archmagus spider" an evolution known to arachnekind?
>>34630039Lyra would need to be a lot better at earth magic than she is currently. And Sara's brand of magic would most likely collapse the pieces rather than move them.>>34630084Any monster specializing in magic will be given the opportunity to advance as a Half- spell lord, and then a full spell lord. They're characterized as being very human like, but with horns and a gem set into their forehead. They are also absurdly good at magic.
>>34630132Is Sara going to lose her spider-butt?That would be sad, but I guess she could ride on our spider butt
>>34630132That reminds me, do have our next evolution(s) planned out, or will it be made per situation?
>>34630132Did the arachne scholars of old leave any medical texts that would provide biographies of notably evolved individuals? This is to provide an ic way to hint at the prereqs.
>>34630162No more spoilers for you.>>34630172I have a few in mind- But the focus is on what you do. I've basically set up an achievement system. As you vote, do things, succeed, whatever- I check off things. Then I base the evolution on what you've done.
>>34630266I hope you remember we wish to keep our spider butt.
>>34630295Ours will be the biggest spider butt of all. Never fear.
>>34630331>>34630295People won't be losing their primary characteristics- I realized I'd typed out a half paragraph answer that spoiled all sorts of things, so I deleted it.
>>34630416On the one hand, telling us about prerequisites would help keep you honest. On the other hand, anon has been known to bitch relentlessly if anything less than a "perfect run" is perceived. We're trusting you reqm. don't fuck this up just kidding we love you
>are you done growing yetDo we LOOK full grown?Like, all adult and stuff? Or still child-y or teenager-y?
>>34630695Still a teenager. Your height has nearly filled out, but you're still growing.