The sun rises, and a new day begins, regardless of the groaned protests from its subjects.Breakfast is a simple affair, leftovers shared in a quiet circle- Now joined by wonderfully cool water, courtesy of your shield, hung from the trunk. Your family settles into a comfortable silence till the growing light urges activity.Aria stretches, pulling limbs taut in preparation for the training to come, while Elle descends, crossbow in hand, a leisurely day of hunting ahead. The boys follow soon after, blowing the grogginess from their faces with a rush of speed to the bottom of the tree. Sara already has her book open, reviewing her notes, mouthing words and phrases as she retreads her evening's work.You sidle up to her, glancing over her shoulder- The pages is covered in runes, carefully illustrated patterns that you can't make heads or tails of. You eloquently state as such to your smallest sister."I have no idea what those are."She looks up at you, a smile forming across her lips, and gestures to one pattern."This is a more focussed version of the star spell- One concentrated orb instead of many. Visualizing the patterns helps casting, yes?""Like... Holding the mana in that pattern?"She nods proudly."Yes! If you can master these sorts of things, you can shorten the chants!""Hmm. The star spell you used at the ruins- it took a few minutes to cast, yes? How much could it be shortened?""Er- w-well, if you're really good, you could probably pull it off in, uh. 20 seconds, maybe?""Do stronger spells take even longer, then?""Yeah. It's why I don't go hunting too often. If it's something I'd need magic to fight- It'd get away, or attack me first, yes?"
>>34953601"You could use web, if you were alone- and if I am there, then I will keep you safe, yes."There's a conviction in your voice, something you've never had before. Determination, a fierce belief in your abilities. Something to protect. Sara's smile is warm, and she closes the book before wringing her hands together."Ah- Maybe? Maybe you could help me today? It is hard to see what spells do without something appropriate to throw them at, yes? Anything I can cast will destroy wood.">A little later, maybe? I was going to train a bit.>We could head to the ruins- Maybe see how deep a spell can burn into stone, or how long it takes.>There's whole swaths of the forest you haven't seen. Double up, and do a bit of exploring.>Other (?)
>>34953626>We could head to the ruins- Maybe see how deep a spell can burn into stone, or how long it takes.I like experimenting with best spider sis.
>>34953626>A little later, maybe? I was going to train a bit.Let's get in a few sparring matches with Aria in. It'll do her good to boost her XP gain before it gets locked in.
>>34953626>>We could head to the ruins- Maybe see how deep a spell can burn into stone, or how long it takes.
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>34953626>>34953664Yeah I kind of want to see her a bit more Seconded.
>>34953626>There's whole swaths of the forest you haven't seen. Double up, and do a bit of exploring.Lets take best sister and go explore a bit. Find something interesting she can shoot magic at.
I'm kind of worried that if we don't help Aria get her XP bonus increased, that she'll end up fighting against monsters too high level in her drive to get stronger.
>>34953626>There's whole swaths of the forest you haven't seen. Double up, and do a bit of exploring.Find the biggest monster we can find.
>>34953626>There's whole swaths of the forest you haven't seen. Double up, and do a bit of exploring.
>>34953912Draw between the ruins and exploring. Explore around the area of the ruins?
>>34953949i just know moms going to kill us when we get back isent she
>>34953996Kill us? No.Hammer extra training into us until we wish for the sweet release of death? Maybe.
>>34953949Good enough for me.
>>34953996It's a traditionLyra goes exploring and returns with some ridiculously dangerous monster
>>34954026It's not our fault, we're just a trouble magnet!
Oh yes! The first time I've participated in a live thread of RE:Monster EX.
You idly scratch at your hair as you consider. The ruins would be good for something approaching research. Checking the effects of spells on stone. Different metrics as necessary. Sara would be all over that.On the other hand... You've got that itch again. You want to see more of the forest, more of this world. More monsters, just, just, More. Getting excited over new things is something new to you. Which, in turn, gets you excited. It's a neverending cycle. You're beginning to suspect that you might have acquired ADHD with the new body.No, no. You're just young. Regardless of your size, you're only 21 days old now. Being curious, being hyper is only natural.Probably.You stuff the argument to the back of your mind and pitch the plan to your sister."So- What about the ruins?""The ruins?""Yes. Rocks should be a bit tougher to destroy, yes? We can try to see how deep they punch into the stones. Or how long it takes each spell to burn through."Her grin turns a bit manic. You're not sure if you're seeing stars dancing in her eyes metaphorically or literally. Magic is weird."Yes, yes! We can get definites. Facts! This is good!""Mhm. And after, we can explore a bit further- You can try out the spells while hunting, and I'll protect you, yes."And I'll get to see even more of the forest.
>>34954595Sara is aglow with happiness."Thank you! Thankyouthankyouthankyou! Let me- I'll just- I'll get my stuff. Wait! Wait here, I'll be right back!"She tears around the nest gathering things into her bag, slinging her staff over her shoulder.Your Mom points menacingly in your direction, switching from one finger to two as she points to her eyes, then back at you."Stay safe, yes? Or else."There's a note of finality to her words. You nod frantically, trying to deflect the accusation as Sara returns."I'm ready! I'm ready! Yes, yes!"She snatches your hand as she passes you by, tugging on your arm as she heads for the edge. You move with her- she's nowhere near capable of pulling you without your permission.You descend to the forest proper, and head into the woods.Roll 2d100, and 1d10!
Rolled 97, 65 = 162 (2d100)>>34954613
Rolled 4, 10 = 14 (2d100)>>34954613Almost missed this
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>34954613I'm sad we don't get to train with Aria.Her and the brothers get the least love from us.
Rolled 30, 80 = 110 (2d100)>>34954613
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>34954613>>34954633and now the d10
>>34954634I almost though I rolled some d10s there
Rolled 10, 66 = 76 (2d100)>>34954613
>>34954633>>34954643>97, 80Something's getting its ass kicked.
97 80 and an 8Alright, then!>>34954658I had to look twice- I thought you'd rolled 2d10.
>>34954613>"Stay safe, yes? Or else.""I told you to stay safe, yes.""We were completely safe, yes. The pack of Dire Wolves were hardly a challenge at all.""And the Lizardmen?""Nothing to worry about, yes! Just a small hunting party an-""Sara said there was an entire clan. Her eyes sparkled with pride when she described how you charged into them and slew more than a hundred, yes.""Er, no. A hundred? N- no, twenty at most. Maybe thirty.""And the Necromancer? The one that came looking for his comrade?""That was.... Nothing to dangerous, yes! I just charged straight past his skeletons and killed him before he knew what was happening. Also, he had far less undead then the other. I was a good Spider, we were completely safe the whole time, yes!""If you insist on attracting so much danger, I can at least train you to survive it, yes. Lots and lots of training, yes.""NOOOOOOOOO!"
>>34954853cant tell if qm but i like
Rolled 96, 69 + 1 = 166 (2d100 + 1)I know you've already counted but I'm just testing dice. (I believe there's a better way to roll).
>>34954996Not QM, just making a prediction of future events.
>>34955018>96, 69I'm impressed.
>>34955018I know what you tried, and no, it doesn't work. It's already been tested and shown not to work years ago.
>>34955172Was testing if possible to roll both d100s and d10 together.
>>34955192Nah, you can't roll multiple types of dice
The trip goes much as it always does. You and your sister walk under web-slathered boughs, chatting about every topic you can think of. Sara tells you she managed to remember bits and pieces of what the voice said as she changed.That it told her she had become an 'Astral Widow Arachne' and that she was now 'Embraced of the Stars'. She showed off as you walked, calling up orbs without spells, sending the searing spheres into smaller animals that crossed your paths. You shared the critter bounty, conversation dwindling as you both tore apart the snacks.As you near the ruins, noise alerts you to danger- You pull Sara behind you without a second thought as a skeleton emerges from the bushes, bones clattering together as it moves. The monster doesn't even react to your presence, despite your preparation- its final orders to patrol taken literally. You reach out with one hand and crush its skull, the brittle bones proving to be no obstacle at all.The ruins are much as you left them. Wind whispers through the fallen formations of stone, grass waving idly beneath a cheery sun. Shattered bones littering every square inch of grass. Sara sets up shop in a clear bit of field, carefully arranging her books and inks on a wide, flat circle of stone. You pry up a few chunks of tile in the meantime, making sure each is about the same thickness. No point in doing the experiment wrong. You set each downwind from Sara's impromptu desk; healthy lungs or not, you have no desire to inhale a pile of rock dust.
>>34955356The experiment begins with your sister's excited clapping, and proceeds about as well as you can expect from amateur magical researchers. You find yourself assigned to counting seconds, checking each number against Sara's own."More witnesses is more accuracy, yes."You'd say she belongs in a school, but you have a feeling her professors would wear out long before she did.The regular orbs- and the free orbs for that matter- show fairly similar performance. Burning into the stones, dust flying- They won't burn out as log as she keeps them supplied with mana, but they're not particularly speedy at eating through rock.Her new, single orb on the other hand... The heat is extreme, nowhere near the smaller spells. It engulfs the rock target, leaving a molten puddle of stone that threaten to start a wildfire. You end up standing over top of it while Sara looks on embarassedly, pouring water from your shield into the ashes and sizzling magma till it cools.You still bury the remnants, anyway. No need to take any chances.You relax for while as your sibling records the tests, lazing in the sun. The breeze, the smell of the forest, a sunwarmed rock. This is what being content is. You doze fitfully till she prods at your immobile form, giggling as you crack only a single eye in response. You pull yourself to your feet, cracking your neck with a quick stretch. and you both join in planning he next piece of your 'expedition'.>You could head towards the mountains you can see above the treeline- There's no way you'll reach them, but the trees start to change in that direction.>You could cross the river- the other side seems pretty much the same, but you've never been>Maybe you could follow one of the river's tributaries? There's probably be a body of water, and animals tend to gather.>Other (?)
>>34955372>>You could cross the river- the other side seems pretty much the same, but you've never beenMight as well get the places nearby before we start heading out farther
>>34955372>You could cross the river- the other side seems pretty much the same, but you've never been
>>34955372>You could cross the river- the other side seems pretty much the same, but you've never beenRPG logic. Crossing the river means stronger monsters. Mountains mean even stronger monsters.
>You could head towards the mountains you can see above the treeline- There's no way you'll reach them, but the trees start to change in that direction.never say never, for all you know you'll find a dungeon and the exit will take you to the base of the mountain.
>>34955372>Maybe you could follow one of the river's tributaries? There's probably be a body of water, and animals tend to gather.Follow the river. Interesting things are on rivers.
>>34955372>You could head towards the mountains you can see above the treeline- There's no way you'll reach them, but the trees start to change in that direction.
>>34955372Find Seranthis + intro Sara?
>>34955372>Other (?)Can we try to find an entrance to the ruins?Maybe the skeletons cleared up enough space to fit?
Like the pioneers of old, you'll ford riversOnly without the dysentery2d100 and 1d10, please!
Rolled 30, 1 = 31 (2d100)>>34955660
Rolled 8 (1d10)>>34955660d10 first
Rolled 7 (1d10)>>34955660Might find something cool.
Rolled 100, 67 = 167 (2d100)>>34955660
Rolled 46, 22 = 68 (2d100)>>34955660
Rolled 34, 35 = 69 (2d100)>>34955660
Rolled 26, 44 = 70 (2d100)>>34955660
100 1 and 8I dontwat
>>34955690Noice>>34955722Lyra will protect Sara no matter what
>>34955722The apocalypse begins...
>>34955722we are a godlike swimmer, but that matters little to a flowing river as we get swept downstream!
>>34955677>>34955690Crit Fail and Crit Success.This can only end with an angry Spidermom.
>>34955774I'm just pleased I rolled the 100 this time. Last quest I rolled the 1.
>>34955774our abdomen is going to be sore for months
FOOLS You have angered the river dragon REAP WHAT YOU SOW!
>>34955931River Dragon ain't shit. It's Spidermoms reaping when we get back that I'm worried about.
>>34955931That's not what I am afraid of, we are going to be in so much trouble if we actually drag a river dragon back to the nest.
>>34956009>>34956017We... went fishing... Yes?
>>34956009>>34956017well if things get really bad with mom we can always live with Jin until she cools down
>>34956119Nah, Spidermon loves us and just wants us to be safe.Best just to do any training she wants to give and learn any lessons she thinks are important. We'll be better for it.Eventually.Once the pain fades.Also, she'd totally just drag us back by the ear if we tried that.Hell, if Mom keeps beating XP into us, we'll evolve again before we even leave the nest!
>>34956203while I agree with this I think it really depends on how mad mom is. I mean if she starts turning as red as our chitin maybe a day our two with Jin wouldn't be to bad of an idea, you know just to let her clam down before she gives us the beating of Lyra's lives. After all we haven't really have seen mom angry excpt maybe when we told her about the necromancer and I'd not to threaled with the idea of sparring with a truly pissed mom
>>34956298I have no desire to see her anger directed towards Lyra, we better keep our siblings safe.Sadly, I have to sleep, good luck gents!
After a bit of work- You both agree on crossing the river. Even the town is on this side. It's time to explore. Fording is a simple matter- You're a giant spider. You walk across the river, ignoring current, slippery rocks, and other, tragically fatal for human-shaped-people-with-weak-bones obstacles.The sky is bright, the air is clear, and all the trees are free of web. That little trill of excitement spins down your spine, and you advance straight into the new neck of the woods.It is, disappointingly, pretty much exactly what it looked like from the other shore. The animals are the same, the trees are the same. You stop to chew a pair of rabbits that Sara cleanly nailed with her stars, using your shield like soup bowl and sipping water straight out of it. You polish off snack number two in record time and wander deeper into the forest.With nothing sizable to pick a fight with, your mind starts to drift.Now that you think about it- There were no flares that night from this side of the river.So, no arachne live in this direction. Does that mean that a different race lives on this side? It can't be the moths. They've sequestered themselves behind the spiders and the harpies. Mom told you they stick to a ring in the centre of the species hunting grounds- they eat plants and the like, so they're free to mingle with other races.With your mind rapidly creating, and following trails of though to their conclusion, you nearly miss the creeping sensation of being followed. You call a halt, and Sara draws in, conjuring a small army of stars as she eyes the trees nervously.Something flits between cover at ground level, circling the two of you hungrily. You brace, legs splayed, staying low, and focus on keeping the thing in your peripheral vision at least. It's a filthy gray-brown smudge, and you occasionally pick up a snarl as it moves. It spins out of your line of sight again and you can feel it bunch up for the pounce, hurtling through the air towards you.
>>34956479Sara screams, orbs popping as she ducks, covering her head best she can- and you turn, catching sight of furry-limbed, scraggly looking young woman- Before your fist glances of her temple, spinning her twice midair and dropping her in a gangly heap.It's a tense few moments while you pick up your hyperventilating sister. She eventually manages to calm down, and you move in to investigate your attacker.She's young-looking; Despite the scars across her form, and a clearly broken and mis-set nose, the girl is probably only a little older than you. Her arms and legs terminate at the elbows and knees, growing into wide clawed paws and hands, thick matted fur coating them. Her hair is filthy, tangled strings coated in grime and grease, hanging halfway down her back, nearly concealing the large, triangular wolf's ears that peak through the mess. She's barely wearing any clothing, and her ribs are clearly defined beneath her sallow flesh.You'd probably feel worse about hitting her if she hadn't attacked you.Her breathing is shallow, but still steady- and she did take a hit, however glancing, from you. She'll probably wake up eventually...>Wait for the girl to recover. Find out what's going on.>Just leave her there- Maybe this is the wolves territory? Someone might pick her up.>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.>Other (?)
>>34956492>>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.Bind her arms and legs and set up some webs around the area so we don't get snuck up on while we wait
>>34956492>Wait for the girl to recover. Find out what's going on.>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.
>Wait for the girl to recover. Find out what's going on.But stay on guard, you know just incase she comes up fighting.
>>34956492>>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.
>>34956492>Wait for the girl to recover. Find out what's going on.
>>34956492>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.>Other (?)Tie her up in silk, take her back to the river. Try to catch a rabbit or two along the way. Clean her up in the river and giver her rabbits to eat.
>>34956578Catching her some snacks could help, if we have some food on hand she might be more willing to talk
>>34956492>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.>Other (?)get some foods, we might be able to bargain some information from the obviously hungry wolf-girl thing...Maybe we can keep her as a pet...
>>34956492>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.Looks like she needs food as well though. But that can wait after we confirm if she's friendly.
>>34956492>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.>Other (?)The poor thing is skin and bones, catch something to feed her with. Seems like a desperate attempt at hunting.
>>34956492>Wait for the girl to recover. Find out what's going on.>It might be best to tie her down before she wakes up- she was ungodly fast, there.- Do we have any Jerky? Poor thing is apparently starving.
Except for our brothers and the older spiders, have we met any other male monster people?
>>34956492>Wait for the girl to recover. Find out what's going on.She's just starved and desperate. Tell Sara to zap any animals that stray to close. We'll give her something to eat when she wakes.
>>34956649The Centaur and Kobolds.
>>34956700and that one drider general that was talking to mom before everyone attacked the necromancer
>>34956578>>34956620>>34956623>>34956631>>34956634>>34956673Ya'll get attacked and your first thoughts are to feed the damn thing.
>>34956797Threat level... low. Friendship potential... high,
>>34956797Looks hungry, anon.
>>34956797I'm still voting to tie her up first at leastIt's mostly as a carrot in the carrot and stick interrogation we're about to do
>>34956797It's because we're both monsterkin, it's obvious she's starving, and we know that there used to be a forest-wide civilization containing many monsterkin types.
OkayyeahNoFeeding strays always turns out wellthats why your parent encourage it what were you thinking godalso2d100 please.
Rolled 64, 31 = 95 (2d100)>>34956836
>>34956797I was tempted to say give her a bath in the river partly as punishment for attacking us and partly for shit and giggles
Rolled 6, 42 = 48 (2d100)>>34956836
Rolled 94, 43 = 137 (2d100)>>34956836I'm optimistic. I wonder if mom will let us keep her.
Rolled 88, 54 = 142 (2d100)>>34956836
Rolled 44, 50 = 94 (2d100)>>34956836
Rolled 14, 91 = 105 (2d100)>>34956836Potential friend of rabid beast?
>>34956836I still want to tie her up
Rolled 42, 78 = 120 (2d100)>>34956836
>>34956797Meh, she poses pretty much zero threat. Her scruffy state and exposed ribs makes it obvious she's starving and desperate. That makes if hart to hold a grudge.
94 43Okay fine, it'll turn out okay I was just kiddingAlso tying her down.
>>34956950>Okay fine, it'll turn out okay I was just kiddingOf course it will, it's not like Lyra is reckless or anything
>>34956950Don't go nuts with web-bondage. Just tether her to a tree, so she can't lash out or bolt the moment she wakes up.
>>34956836But REQ, if we don't tame a wolfgirl how are we supposed to get adorable little corgigirls?
>>34956850>give her a bath in the river partly as punishmentWe totally should give her a bath.I wish we had bought soap at the town; we should get soap and shampoo next time we're there.Then we'll give this girl a good scrubbing.
>>34956950Do we have a common language with Wolf girl?
>>34957010We can try Forest Speech and then Plain Speech.
>>34957010Let's find out
>>34957010The language of LOVE!Yeah it doesn't make sense but set-up demands it.
>>34957182well, we do remember our previous life, maybe we know how to deal with dogs the good little scratching between the ears
>>34957441This is an important thing to remember. All else fail, bring out ear-scratching.
Okay. Okay. Starving animal girl attacks spider people, news at 11.No. That's dumb. Headlines were snappy. Puns. Puns are good. Groan-inducing, yes. But people remember them. Hmmmmmm-'Spiders cry wolf after desperate animal attack'Better. Workable. Implies that the wolf-girl is harmless though and now Sara is staring at you."Sara?""What- what are we gonna do? She tried to- I mean-""Sara, don't worry, yes?""But- If she wakes up, she'll-"You place your hands on her shoulders reassuringly, and she pauses in her panic, looking up to face you."Sara. It's okay, yes? We are okay. I'll take care of it. Yes?"She nods."Now, can you do something for me?""Yes- I, yes!"She clenches her hands, nodding excitedly. You smile back."I need you to get some food, okay?""If you keep snacking, you're going to ruin your appetite.""What- I- No. It's not for- Where did you even hear that?""Mom told the boys to stop eating their hunts before they came home.""Okay, that's- Okay. It's for the wolf, yes?"She looks over at the unconscious girl."Why?""You can see her bones through her skin, Sara. She's probably starving. I will keep her from trying to hurt us, and you go get some food, yes? And then maybe we can talk."She looks a bit doubtful."Mnnn. Okay. Stay safe, yes?""I will. Be careful."She turns, skittering into the woods, stars already forming above her as she hunts, and you turn back to the limp form, of the wolf girl. You don't really need anything complicated, just enough to restrain her.You end up binding her hands behind her back, looping her arms around a tree so she can't simply take off running. You make sure to switch to regular silk, despite the difficulty in properly tying her down- You'd rather not tear out all her fur when you have to set her free.
>>34956836Do we have a ball? Cuz if we do, throw the ball. Maybe yell "FETCH!"
>>34957835The wolf's head lolls placidly, and you fold your legs beneath you as you wait. Sara isn't long; returning with another scorched pair of rabbits in hand. The wolf's nose twitches at the scent of blood and meat, and she begins to stir. Her eyes slip open, and she takes in the sight of you and your sister surrounding her- and predictably and unfortunately advances straight to the panicked escape attempts.She shoots upright, legs scrabbling for purchase- before her bound arms catch at the tree, feet sliding free beneath her and landing her firmly on her behind. She tugs with a futile strength at her bindings, a short whimper escaping before she slumps against the bark dejected.Sara has positioned you between herself and the wolf, glancing around your shell at the stricken beast-girl, nervous despite the situation.Not time like the present then.>Try to bribe her into talking with food.>Calm her down- Wolves are a kind of dog, right? Scratch at her ears.>Sara probably won't play good cop- Just skip right to threatening her.>Other(?)
>>34957878>Try to bribe her into talking with food.
>>34957878>>Try to bribe her into talking with food.>>Calm her down- Wolves are a kind of dog, right? Scratch at her earsEar scratches first, then foods.
>>34957878>Try to bribe her into talking with food.Start with this. Ear-scratching is a last resort.
>Try to bribe her into talking with food.we are just trying to figure things out, things that we could probably figure out by asking mom, don't see a point in kicking her when she's down
>>34957878>>Try to bribe her into talking with food.Yo, why did you attack us
>>34957878>Try to bribe her into talking with food.See if she can understand us. If not, just make calming noises and offer her the food.
>>34957878>>Try to bribe her into talking with food.>>Calm her down- Wolves are a kind of dog, right? Scratch at her ears.
>>34957878>Try to bribe her into talking with food.Offer the food first, before trying ear-scratches.
>>34957878>Try to bribe her into talking with food.>Calm her down- Wolves are a kind of dog, right? Scratch at her ears.
>>34957878>Calm her down with food.Approach in a non-threatening manner, with weapons lowered and hands free and visible.Offer a few calming words followed by the potential of a small meal.If she stops trying to escape and seems to make an effort to co-operate, we can give her half of one of the rabbits, with the rest for leverage.However, if she does not calm or continues to resist, either eat one of the rabbits ourselves Or go full intimidation mode for a few moments to give her a reason to stay on our good side...If she is unable to talk or understand us, try drawing pictograms in the dirt...
>>34958033Mom's gonna be pretty angry about all of this isn't she?
>>34958033backingpretty much what we need to do
>>34958062taking one of the wolf people hostageyeahwe goofed
>>34958062Mom will find her adorable, just you wait and see!
AlrightDogs are pretty much just stomachs with mouths and an ass mounted emotional displayso wolves should be similarLets just give it food before we put our hands near it
>>34958102Dogs are the best things ever.... Period. Also Cats.
>>34958085Who knows, she might be a stray.
>>34958088"No need to be afraid little one." Mom reaches out and gathers the trembling bundle of fir into an embrace. At first the wolf girl yelps, but mother just coos at her, one chitinous hand reaching up to scratch behind the girl's ears. "Nothing to worry about, little one..."
>>34958136Or she hands us a spear and says we've got to take it behind the trunk out back and put it down.*Que where the red ferns grow*
>>34958248Clearly she's got mange, feral and possibly rabid. We'll get you a new puppy and let the poor starved one die. Let's just slide her into the river. It will be peaceful once she stops struggling.
>>34958368Now that's just cruel.
>>34958409I am he who lurks behind the votes. Only you can prevent me from drowning puppies.
>>34958414I still want to bring her home.Arya, however will think she has mange. Ellie will either be scared or fall instantly in love with her.
>>34958645NO SHE CANT HAVE HER IT'S OUT PUPPY WE FOUND IT!
Alright. You can do this. You don't even need a bad cop. Just food related bribery. Go."Hello? Yes, Hello? Can you understand me?"The wolf's eyes flick to your face, peering through her matted hair, uncertainty across her features."Listen. We are not going to hurt you. Okay? We have food-"Her ears perk at even the mention of a meal, and you drive forward. At least she seems to understand a few words."We'll feed you, yes? Just promise not to run away."The wolf nods frantically, actually drooling at the thought of food- Her voice is dry, raspy, and her accent is thick."Yes! Yes. Promise, please.""Okay. Stay where you are."You shuffle forward, leaning around the creature to free her hands- She freezes at you nearness, barely even breathing as you neatly slice the silk. She pulls her arms around the tree, and you catch her wrists, pushing them together and tying them again. She doesn't even fight back, waiting limply for you to finish.Satisfied with your ties, you lean back and place one of the rabbits in her hands.If you though she ran fast, it was nothing compared to her eating- Bones, fur and all are crunched at mach speed, and she swallows so fast she starts to gag. You hold the shield up to her lips, filled with water- and she pushes it down, bending forward to lap at the shallow pool with a wide tongue. You will it to refill, and she spends several minutes draining it till she leans back, panting.Her chest heaves with exertion, tongue dangling over her fangs as you consider her."Why did you try to attack us?"You try to keep the edge from your voice, but the question comes out harsh regardless. The wolf-girl flinches a bit, curling her legs protectively towards her before answering."Pack."
>>34958704You glance worriedly towards Sara."You were hunting us for your pack?!""N-no. No pack. New pack."Your forehead wrinkles with frustration. Her grasp of forest speech isn't particularly strong."You- Don't have a pack?"The girl nods, keeping her eyes on your face all the while."Why not?"She tilts her head to the side, a doglike expression of confusion, concentration. She gestures, hands tied."Gone. Fighting, so pack gone."Your eyes run over her form again- The scars look like they'd match up with her own claws. A frown starts to cross your face. Sara remains behind you, silent and studious."Wolves were fighting each other, then? Why?""Only one. One alpha. Fighting for hunting ground.""Is that why you're so hungry?"She looks ashamed, suddenly. Dipping her head and hiding behind her hair as she answers."Ran. No time to eat."You rub a hand through your hair, working your way through her monosyllable story."Okay. Okay. So- Your pack lost, but you ran- and you attacked us to... make us part of your pack, yes?""Mhm. Spiders are strong. Packs won't cross river, yes?""So you thought if you beat us we would be your pack? And the other pack would be afraid?""Yes.""Okay, then."You turn to Sara, still hovering over your shell and watching carefully."She didn't really want to hurt us, yes? It's fine.""Mmm. Okay."You give her an encouraging smile, and turn back to your captive.
>>34958726Hah! Foolish wolf pup You are now in Our Pack.
>>34958726You reach forward, slowly, and slice the bonds, freeing her hands. She stays seated, legs against her chest as you pull the silk free and stash it in a bag. Snagging the second rabbit, you offer it up; and she eagerly accepts, tearing into the small animal with a vengeance. Her tail thumps freely against the ground behind her as she eats, bringing a smile to your face.You reach a cautious hand forward, through her hair- and she stiffens. Your searching fingers find the base of her ears, and you lightly scratch at them, the wolf closing her eyes, tail speeding up as she slows her chewing. She still finishes the animal in no time flat, and looks pleadingly at you till you proffer the shield again.You watch her a little sadly as she drinks."Where are you going to go now, then? Will you keep trying to find a pack?"She looks up at you with an expression you don't recognize, water dripping freely down her chin, leaving her skin pale beneath the dirt coating.She watches you a moment longer before gesturing towards you."Lost, yes. Alpha."You blink twice, face frozen.>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?>What we'll do is- Sara will go up first. and explain the situation. She wouldn't get mad at sara. maybe.>What if we make a doghouse below? She'd let you keep a pet?>This isn't- You can't take care of someone- You're still a kid. We can talk this out.>Other (?)
>>34958761>>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?>What if we make a doghouse below? She'd let you keep a pet?Everything is fine.
>>34958761>>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?
>>34958761>Other *Hug* You're in our pack now!Mom haass to understand.
Rolled 27, 2 = 29 (2d100)>>34958761>>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?>What if we make a doghouse below? She'd let you keep a pet?This seems like a good plan.
Were going to need to at least dunk her in the river. Get rid of the scent and also the fact that she is a flea ridden bag of dirt
>>34958761Fuck yeah. We get a pet wolf after all!
>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?...>What we'll do is- Sara will go up first. and explain the situation. She wouldn't get mad at sara. maybe.and this way if we hear yelling we know to run towards Jin's place as fast as our legs can carry us. Just make sure to tell Sara to blame everything on us and she'll most likely be fine.
>>34958761>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?>What we'll do is- Sara will go up first. and explain the situation. She wouldn't get mad at sara. maybe.This is foolproof.
>>34958761>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?>What if we make a doghouse below? She'd let you keep a pet?
>>34958761>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?>>34958831Yup, clean her up. She needs to look like an adorable little puppy before bringing her home.
>>34958761>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?Wolfgirl better appreciate the beatings we're gonna take for this.And seconding washing her in the river before bringing her home.
question about the doghouse idea... You think it might piss mom off more if we act like the wolf girl is nothing more then a pet?
>>34958761>Okay. This is. Okay. Mom will understand. Right?We're old enough and mature enough to take responsibility.
>>34958901Maybe? It could be that the wolf people are almost as devolved as the Kobolds. She could attempt to kill her on sight. We have no idea.
>>34958937Kobolds were barely capable of speech, and they were enjoying torturing the moth girl. So no, I don't think the wolves are as bad.
>>34958970This girl appears to be barely capable of speech. While she didn't torture us she immediately attacked us to absorb us into our pack. How is that not animalistic?
Okay.Clean the wolfgirl, take her home, and tell mom whatever you have to till she lets you keep her.Got it.
>>34959028Seems like she wanted safety- she admitted she planned on relying on wolves being afraid of spiders to keep them away. chances are it was a suicide attack- she'd either planned on getting us to keep her safe or getting dead
>>34959102I.... I want to hug the puppy.
>>34959028She's obviously young, and probably not well taken care of by the rest of the pack.Actually it wouldn't surprise me if she was the old alpha's daughter or something, and was run out of the pack after the death of her parent. She clearly hasn't eaten for a few days as well.So she was on her own, and on her last legs, her attacking us was a desperate gambit to turn her life around. Where the Kobolds wanted to kill the little girl, the wolf girl wanted our help as a new pack.All about them motives anon
>>34959040>tell mom whatever you have to till she lets you keep her.>mom look, she followed me home. Can we keep her?That's going to go super well
>>34959121>>34958970I relinquish my stance in favor of yours. Hopefully this will turn out well.
>>34959112Wash it first, anon
>>34958970Nah the kobold had speechThey were a slaver party remember and wanted the moth girl to sell on the markets
well if we want a pet.... Pic related
>>34960076That's nowhere near as cute as a wolfgirl puppy.
>>34960076Well if you're really gonna say that... pic related
If we ever loose Spiderbutt I will mad and sad.
>>34960317We will do our best not to lose our huge spiderbutt
>>34960317The only butt that even rivals Spiderbutt is Dragonbutt.But evolving from Spiderbutt to Dragonbutt would be silly, so we will always possess a Arachnidbutt.
>>34958761>>What we'll do is- Sara will go up first. and explain the situation. She wouldn't get mad at sara. maybe.>>What if we make a doghouse below? She'd let you keep a pet?Doesn't hurt to make a friend. She could come along with us hunting, as back up.
>>34960428Kinda late anon. REQM is just off somewhere.
You can feel it. You can feel the face Sara is wearing. Wide smile, barely repressed laughter. The wolf watches your face quietly, wrapping her arms about her knees, hugging herself tight.This isn't fair at all. She's some little wolfdoggirl with a sad story and big puppy eyes. You can't say no and walk away- Gods, it looks like she hadn't eaten for days before this.You pinch the bridge of your nose with one hand. Okay. This'll work. The wolves have packs- They must've been part of the big forest city. So Mom should be okay. Theoretically. A hundred plans run through your mind all at once- promising to keep her in a little doghouse, letting sara break the news, running all the way to Jin's and just hiding until everything stops going like this.You drop your hand and the plans, sighing. Your free hand makes its way to the wolf again, and she bends into it, letting you scratch gently, making contented little noises. She smiles up at your as you remove your hand, eyes concealed behind a sheet of greasy hair. Which is now all over your chitin.Okay- this, this will probably work. I think."Sara's self control slips, and a few bubbly giggles escape, her smile growing wider. You ignore her. You're older- You're bigger, at least. You can be more mature."First though- You're going to take a bath, yes."She whines, deep in her throat, and you harden your heart."None of that. You are filthy- We'll get you clean, and Mom won't even complain about you being in the nest."You push the doghouse to the back of your mind. She's sentient. You don't get to slap a collar on her and keep her in the yard.You reach out and seize her hand, taking care no to squeeze too hard."It'll be okay, yes? Everything will be fine."She nods slowly as she stands, holding tight to your outstretched limb."O-kay."
>>34960514Sara stands behind you, brushing herself off, and all three of you make for the river, the wolf easily keeping pace. She said the packs wouldn't approach the arachne's territory, but there's no need to take chances. You reach the river in no time at all- It's a bit more work getting the wolfgirl into it. It's not so much that she's actively fighting- she seems to extend her deference to you as her alpha over everything. But she has let herself fall limp, boneless, and it is just making the whole ordeal that much more of an irritation. Your sister stands astride the riverbank, outright cackling as you dunk the shivering wolf into the river, using your silk scraps to scrub her as best you can.She breaks the surface after a vigour scrubbing between her ears, panting for breath, and you strike, distracting her from the rest of her impending bath."I am Lyra, yes. And the giggling blue idiot is Sara.""I am not an idiot!""She is very good at magic, but sometimes I wonder."Sara puffs her cheeks out, turning red with frustration, and you allow yourself a laugh for one small victory."Sheszka. I am Sheszka.""Then it is nice to meet you, Sheszka."She smiles a bit, long hair plastered to her face with water."Yes."Finally satisfied that she's at least mostly clean, she eagerly follows you out of the water, shaking herself halfway dry and spraying water all over you and your sister. You wrap her in dry silk, rubbing her down- She's still rail thin, unhealthy and a little too pale- but she's clean, and smiling. You take her hand in yours, and Sara seizes the opposite, and head for home.
>>34960537The wolfgirl looks confusedly at the foot of the tree, eyes searching the roots for a cave, a hole, anything to burrow beneath.You give her a gentle smile as Sara starts up the side of the tree, and she gapes, open-mouthed as your sister crawls over the face of the tree. You scoop her up, storing your polearm over you back, and head up yourself, a wolf bundled neatly in your arms. She glances towards the ground- then swivels back, shutting her eyes tight, going stiff in your grasp.You whisper reassurances as you clear the edge of the nest, greeting a tired looking Aria, and an indifferent Mom."Mom.""Dearheart. I am glad for once, at least, that you have not dragged home the corpse of something larger than yourself.""Er-""Lyra.""Well- I- I couldn't just leave her!""You couldn't- What?"She approaches slowly, looking down at your cargo. You shake the girl gently, prompting her to open her eyes, looking around the curved form of the nest."Lyra- One of the werebeasts? Her pack will be looking for her," She chides gently."Ah. Her name is Sheszka- She said her pack is gone- and she kind of, um, tried to jump sara and I in the woods?""Mmmn. And you beat her, yes?"
>>34960574You wince a bit."One punch, yes."She gives the girl a sad sort of look, reaching out to pat her head gently."While it hardly pleases me that the beasts are still tearing themselves apart, I would never tell you to leave someone to die, Alpha."You blush at the reminder as your mom smiles wickedly."That said- She is your responsibility, yes. Not just because you brought her- you accepted her, yes. She will follow you, and you will keep her safe."The wolf in your arms nods along, affirming."Well, at the least... You will always have someone with you when you head out, then. That is a bit of worry from my mind, yes."She looks down, speaking directly to the young wolf."Do not eat too much little one- especially is you have been starved. It will make you sick, yes."She looks up, and runs fingers through your hair, gently cupping your chin."It is a good thing you have done, Lyra. Now come along. The boys will be along with food shortly."You release Sheszka, letting her get her feet beneath her, though she stays near you, trying to keep your bulk between her and the edge of the nest. Elle returns shortly after, swiftly followed by the boys, and dinner is started. You spend half in quiet conversation, and the other half policing the amount of food your new packmate tries to jam down her gullet.The girl is utterly delighted when the blankets are brought forth as everyone beds down for the night, twisting about in a blanket cocoon, curling between you and sara as the last light fades from the horizon.
Reqm i has a question how the hell would a human mate with an arachine wouldn't finding the vagina be extremely difficult
>>34960598>That's it for the evening! Next thread will be Monday, 2PM EST. No weekend thread this week, sorry.>Thanks for playing>Questions and Comments answered while I stick around?
>>34960644It's attached to the human bits. Eggs, however, are lain via spider bits. Also magic.
>>34960657well he was a magic elfalso how do you think Jin is going to react to Sheszka? I have a feeling that it's going to be a lot like Aria's relationship with us.
>>34960714Jin will be sooo jealous. And it wouldn't surprise me if Sheszka and Jin both tried to establish themselves as your "Beta".
>>34960653Nice thread as always REQMYou going to add Sheszka's character sheet?
So we aren't even a month old yet and we already have our adventuring party set out.>Lyra: Fighter/Knight/Chevalier/Paladin>Sara: MAAAAAAAAAAAGIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCC>Jin: Scout/Rogue>Sheszka: Rogue/BarbarianThe face our mother will make once she realizes this will be one for the ages.
internet's finally back, but I missed the whole thread, damn.So we have a wolf girl living in our house now? We should make a rope ladder or something, huh?
has anyone archived this yet, I'm not seeing it on sup
>>34960751Thanks for playing!I'll try and set one up for the next thread, and Ill add an entry to the creature compendium bit for the beasts.
Hey.We now have a foot-based companion who lives at our house.We have an excuse to make a big ol' ball of web with rooves and stuff now. At the base of the tree, I suppose.
>>34960653thanks for running, that was extra cute
>>34961008We're supposed to stay up the tree at night, though. Would it be safe for her?
>>34961100True enough.Something elevated, then, but still accessible.How good are her hands, do you think?
>>34961126maybe get mom to break out dads old ladder?
>>34961212or just make a new one.
We are never going to actually meet our father are we?If we do, it's probably going to be on a dungeon run or hanging out with Sara as she studies in some city's library month's from now.We are going to break his fucking jaw regardless.
>>34961381Man, I keep assuming dad will show up before we leave the nestcuz nevermind breaking his jaw, if his kids grew up without ever seeing him mom would fucking murder him
>>34961381>>34961439I'm sure he'll be home soon, and we won't meet him awkwardly later in life.
>>34961490Keep telling yourself that anon.>>34961439Well, Murder is a bit of a strong word, disembowel, castrate, make an Orc look prettier in comparison, etc, would be more accurate.
>>34961490It looks like we're building a party right now. He'll come into the story around the time where we actually set out, either to find him or find his murderer.
>>34961590you forgot option C:When we have to set up an item shop or go adventuring to pay off his massive debts.
>>34961756Or Option D.We set out for adventure for adventure's sake, Find treasure, slay a homely bar wench, lay a dragon, the usual fair, end up finding him in a tavern, and then punching his lights out when he drunkenly hits on us because he mistakes us for mom.
>>34961756We're like the only source of arachne silk in the country. Play nice with a few local nobles and we'll be rolling in dough.
>>34961756>Trying to enforce debt on an ArachneIt's not like they can't kill everyone you send to collect, catch their own food, make their own clothing, live in practically any environment, or make one of the most valuable commodities at the drop of a hat or anything.Honestly, trying to place a monetary debt on an Arachne would just open you up to everyone calling you retarded.
>>34961756Elle is the capitalism ho.Sara is the dirty harry.Aria is the gary oak.We are the paladin spider.This is proper. This is good. I'm not sure if mom wasn't a racketeer in a previous life though. Her daughters' names form the word "SALE."