Shoving the molten stone back underground was probably harder than calling it up in the first place- nevermind that you had the bloody magic headache already, but you could feel the pulse of the earth, singing through you as you worked. It wanted to help. Answer your calls. But you wanted it to get back underground, which was apparently confusing for it.Talking to rocks is a pain.When all is said and done, you've turned a sparsely grassy meadow into a broken charred wasteland- between you and your over-eager sibling, no plants escaped your wrath.It'll probably grow back. Eventually.The trip home is slow going; You keep an even pace to avoid jostling your head too much, though you can't resist talking magic with your father."-So, is the whole... communion with elements common then? At least amongst mages?""It's not really that simple- Spirits, elements- They have... Well, something approaching a personality, anyway. Likes and dislikes. They might not care for a mage, or they might not care for how they use the element, or they might not care. It goes on. Lightning and storms get along with me, but fire is a bit tetchy at times. It dislikes being contained.""Tetchy. Fire is tetchy.""It's a fact.""This entire conversation is a trip into absurdity, yes."He looks you over before responding."You just finished saying how the earth was trying to help you by pushing up. And the stars love your sister, and help her whenever they can.""They do!"You shrug as best you can."The fact that it is real in no way detracts from how ridiculous it is, yes?"He laughs, plodding alongside you, staff in hand. "Be glad you're a mage rather than a summoner. If they don't like you, your survival is literally at their whim.""If it is all the same, I will stick to my glaive, yes? It has yet to talk back."
>>35153894He gets another far off, pensive look going."There are artifacts like that, apparently. They can even-""No. Absolutely not. I do not need a blade commenting on my wielding, or bothering me to be polished. Weapons should be silent."Sara giggles, and he snorts again, a lopsided grin on his face."Your mother said the same thing.""As it should be."You step into your home clearing, Sheszka emerging from a bush licking the remains of some small, and not fast enough animal from her lips. Erics whistles a sharp note, and the ladder drops down from above. The wolf hits it first, shooting up the tree and into the nest, while you and Sara lazily scale the bark. Your father is a bit too lanky for the rope ladder, and struggles all the way up the tree, to your mother's laughter.Your mother has a wide variety of bottles out from storage, full of all sorts of things- dust, bones, ink. Several are apparently lower than she likes, and she's frowning at them rather fiercely. She waves you off before you can ask."We will speak after dinner, yes. Not enough time for them today."With one abrupt dismissal out of the way, you've got time to burn.>See about making that 'mana battery'- maybe you'll even learn a bit of enchanting.>Hunting or fishing sounds nice (Specify which.)>Talk to Mom? (Adventuring, travel, talking weapons?)>Other (?)Twitter: twitter.com/REQMXask.fm/REQMCharacter Sheet and Misc (Updated species bin):http://pastebin.com/u/REQMArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Re-Monsterorhttp://archive.moe/tg/search/tripcode/!!7fb3j+Ac+pZ%20/type/op/
>>35153919And because people were wondering-and also I promised.
>>35153919>>See about making that 'mana battery'- maybe you'll even learn a bit of enchanting.Sure why not>>35153949We can get an eve bigger spiderbutt?Is that to make up for how flat Lyra is?
>>35153949What's the difference between them? Or... is it already posted in the pastebin? *looks*>>35153919>Hunting or fishing sounds nice (Specify which.) Hunting. Let's look for more crafting materials.
>>35153919>See about making that 'mana battery'- maybe you'll even learn a bit of enchanting.maybe slip a note to your dad and sarah about a certain someone and the star patterns on her feathers...
>>35153949I hope we manage to land orb.>>35153919I have no real preference here. I guess >Hunting or fishing sounds nice (Specify which.)because the brothers always bring home a lot of food, and we should do our share.Let's fish this time. I want to try out net fishing.
>>35153919>Hunting or fishing sounds nice (Specify which.)>Hunting
>>35153919>>Huntinglets show off a little
>>35153919>>Hunting or fishing sounds nice (Specify which.)we have yet to see what we can catch fishing, let see what we can piss mother off with from that, come on giant serpent.
>>35153949I wonder what we need to do for Grave Arachne.Can we get the conditions for evolutions that we can't get anymore ?
>>35153919Wolf Arachnie might be neat. Shezka has ridiculous level speed and teamwork. Maybe It'll lead to that.Gotta go fast after all.
>>35154023Anon, you're headed into puberty. Expect long winded descriptions of how your armour doesn't fit in the near future.And all manner of spiderbutt is possible.>>35154063No info just yet. You can pick out physical differences a bit from the picture, and from comparing the names to actual spiders.
>>35153949Grave Arachne looks pretty scary, I kind of want that, how does the fact that we're a variant affect what we evolve into?
>>35153949It might be ridiculous, but despite how appealing Wolf Arachne sounds, the hair makes not want to take it.I don't want to lose that shiny smoothness.
>>35154198You'll keep colouration for the most part, and you won't lose your blessing.
>>35153949Is that spikes on the legs of the Grave Arachne ?
>>35154178Ehh in that case I'm against Orb. Female Orbweavers are sedentary iirc.I'm for Wolf or Grave. Wolf spiders are big time hunters... Grave spider.. is.. not a thing.
>>35154213I want to be a fluffy spider.
>>35154213Clearly we are the ruby armored variant... sorta.
>>35153949Is there any way for us to find out more about the variants IC so we can make a more informed choice ? Otherwise people are likely to just go for the first variant we get offered.
>>35153919don't we have a mana headach? are we actually up to doing anything other than resting and recovering?
>>35153919Explore, we need to find more dungeons or tough monsters.We won't delve them right away, but if we know where they are we can come back with our party to take them on.
>>35154278I'll clarify a few achievements and give the name of the variant this time around.>>35154231>>35154230The grave arachne has the same kind of double claws the wolf arachne has. Spiders are awesome. And yes, there's no real world equivalent to it. It'd be closest to an assassin bug, I guess.Hunting it is!Send me your hopes and dreams and also 2d100!
Rolled 28, 52 = 80 (2d100)>>35154378Hopes and dreams REQM
Rolled 29, 31 = 60 (2d100)>>35154378>something large. Maybe one of those bears againWe gotta celebrate afterall.
Rolled 59, 55 = 114 (2d100)>>35154378Here's some dice.Anyways, orb seems to be my favorite variant. It seems to be arachne ++, without any weird gimmicks.
Rolled 36, 47 = 83 (2d100)>>35154378
Rolled 85, 79 = 164 (2d100)>>35154378SOMETHING NEW!
>>35154414How absolutely mediocre.
>>35154414I have the impression Orb will be the more magic leaning variant. Arachne++ does exist too, its what we get if we reach lvl100 without meeting any conditions.
>>35154414You choose to be.. boring? Why?Wolf = Speed Grave... not sure.. might be strength based.
Rolled 65, 73 = 138 (2d100)>>35154278>>35154378ok so... the upside of delaying evolution is that we can unlock more achievements and thus get a better variant.but, does it not damage our XP gain rate? since the amount of XP we gain while growing up acts as a multiplier for all future XP gains?then again, do we even know that in character?
>>35154429Not really dude. I've always had a hard on for the weaving.>>35154457Grave's power is having a giant silly skull on it.And wolf's power is having a teensy tiny spiderbutt.I choose the one that looks like it will improve our abilities without any of that.
>>35154414Regular Orb Spiders are big web-weaving guys, sounds like what Elle might eventually evolve into
>>35154475>Not really dude. I've always had a hard on for the weaving.I actually meant the dice rolls not your choice of evolution, personally I'm going to go for Grave, but I won't get butthurt over not getting it if it comes to it
>>35154406>>35154411Alright then!>>35154468You don't know about the gain rate IC, but your rate is essentially set at max. It won't affect your rate.
>>35154468Our XP gain rate is already locked.I think the Grave Spider is based on Lyra as actual warrior and killer, rather then as hunter.
I will probably choose grave spider, simply because it offers a cooler place for Jin to sit on.
>>35154475Well.. I'll be avoiding the orb weaver vote because it sounds dull to me. Wolf or Grave.
>>35153949Wolf Arachne seems pretty cool.Flick hairs the size of crossbow bolts at folk and generally be a fuzzy spider.
>>35154505>>35154569As long as we don't know the conditions, we can't really choose.We won't get offered all three, only the one we meet the conditions for, and if we reject one, we still need to find out and meet the conditions for the other ones.
>>35154507I think this has been answered before, but what happens if we refuse an evolution, do we reset back to level one and start over?
>>35154624We stay at 100 until we accept one.
I think our first focus should remain combatWith spellbreaking right behind it - kill magesFollowed by earth manip for utility (build stuff, open ruins, collapse a ceiling on pursuers in a dungeon, etc)so, evolution should follow that above path...that, or we should aim at the cutest possible spider. like, a poodle spider (i think that is what it is called)
>>35154662Yeah, that seems reasonable.But I want to go with Wolf Spider, because it's fuzzy.
>>35154662>cutest spiderThat would probably be the Peacock Spider.
>>35154719We need to pick up dancing
>>35154719>Peacock Spidenah getting faster and stronger is in our best interest. If we can get in a few more times practicing with mom. By the time we hit wolf spider we could lose dignified! And then if she evolves she will be whiping us around to a greater degree.
>>35154715I will support this course of action. One day I hope we will be the wolf spider.
Wolf Spider seems like the one we will most likely get first, since we probably will spend a lot of time with Sheszka and hunting, which the conditions of that one probably revolve around.
Orb looks neat, and nothing called "orb" has ever disappointed. We might even figure out how to use magic without needing a battery or something if we go that route.
I don't want wolf spider mainly because all y dreams of having somebody polish our shell till it's nice and shiny will go down the drain.
Honestly I don't want any of the optionsWe should just become red widow ++
Honestly, Grave Arachne seems like the best choice.We don't lose our shiny and we get the ability to move impossibly fast.
>>35154978it sounds like it would have something to do with magicbut looking it up, orb spiders are named after their orb-webs. so, upgraded web weaving. You can also see they have a HUEG spiderbutt, twice as big as the other spiders. lots of web produced there. path of the trap makerwolf spiders are known as "robust and agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They live mostly solitary and hunt alone". path of the assassin.grave spider doesn't exist IRL. but seems to have significantly upgraded natural armor. its the path of the tank.
>>35154978I like orb the most myself, though I don't know why anyone things it's the magic option.>>35155064I prefer this option most, but also think orb LOOKS like arachne++
>>35155030I don't want wolf spider because us not getting any huger would disappoint Jin. She needs a larger Spider to sit on if she wants to get bigger herself.
>>35155074Its logical to assume one of them has magic related conditions, since we did do some interesting stuff with magic in the fight against the skelletons. And neither Grave nor Wolf seem like magic. And "Orb" just sounds like magic.
>what do grave spiders doThey drop skulltula tokens so you can upgrade your allet
>>35155074Not reallyOrb is definitely a weaver type, the larger abdomen would be for extra silk storage / production space among other things Wolf is hunter and grave I am guessing is poison and speedNone of those really fit the basic spider but better mould
>>35155097I'd assume the grave one is more magic-y myself.Then again, that's because I assume orb is the WEAVY MC WEAVERSON one.I am also surprised that apparently some anons don't have orb spiders at their house and don't know what they are. I thought they were like, everywhere.
>>35155070>wolf spiders are known as "robust and agile hunters with excellent eyesight. They live mostly solitary and hunt alone". path of the assassin.>The grave arachne has the same kind of double claws the wolf arachne has. Spiders are awesome. And yes, there's no real world equivalent to it. It'd be closest to an assassin bug, I guess.>grave spider>assassin bugThought I should bring this to your attention
Aesthetic-wise, I prefer our current form to all 3 upgrades.But I think some really interesting upgrades can be unlocked later on...
Grave Spider is the path I would like to see, skull armor is rad as hell.
>>35155158I dunno, it seems inconvenient.
Let's go orb spider. We use a ton of web traps so that'd be a huge plus to us, we don't really do "getting hit" due to mom's training, and fuzzy spiders are gross as well as not huge.
>>35155136thank you.ok so grave is assassin... wolf is... hunter? but a hunter is basically an assassin.Well, actually there are a lot of many ways to assassinate someone.Wolf probably gets agility boostgrave probably poison
You take a moment to let mom know where you're headed, waving at Erics and Sara as you head back down. Sheszka joins you seconds later, sliding down the entire ladder with a grin on her face. Taking point, she leads you away from home, towards the heavier forest bordering the swamp.It's rough going for you- winding through the trees makes if difficult to keep up with your tiny wolf-girl, and pushing yourself to speed in such confines is in no way stealthy. You give up on stealth about twenty minutes in, simply smashing through impeding logs, the dead wood splintering beneath your armoured form.The stink of the swamp grows, throwing off your tracker- for a bit, anyway. She recovers in short order, though she accepts a square of cloth to tie over her face. You don't really want to consider what the rotting morass must smell like for her. Reaching a sludgelike river, you arrive just in time as a cross between a crocodile and a turtle pulls itself onto shore, hauling the mangled carcass of one of its smaller brethren up onto the riverbank.There's no disguising your arrival- You very nearly explode from the woods, accompanied by a cloud of slivers as another unfortunate sapling dissolves. You square off against the creature, jaws nearly large enough to envelop you while Sheszka lopes behind the treeline.How are you planning this one?>It has to open its mouth to attack, right? Stab it.>Crocodiles mouths are only strong closing, right? Try and pin the mouth, at least.>Circle and strike! Get it's legs so it can't get back in the water!>Dodge past and try and get on it's back!>Other (?)
>>35155193>Circle and strike! Get it's legs so it can't get back in the water!
I'd take the first one we unlock, because that is the one that matches our playstyle most closely.also, those 3 are the common upgrades. I don't think any of them is "magic"... look at the chart, do you see sara's upgrade anywhere on it? no, her path of magic gave her a rare transformation which is not on the chart, one specific to starlight.Our rare transformation would be some sort of earth themed transformation then
>>35155193>>Circle and strike! Get it's legs so it can't get back in the water!
>>35155181for those who don't know, the assassin bug has two claws on the front that is uses to claw slugs out of shells.
>>35155193>>Circle and strike! Get it's legs so it can't get back in the water!Don't let it get away
>>35155193>Crocodiles mouths are only strong closing, right? Try and pin the mouth, at least.
>>35155131I seriously doubt the Orb is weaver. The three we get here are those we already have met conditions for, and I can't remember any really special stuff we did with weaving.
>>35155193Wait, is it just SITTING there?Why don't we play it safe and just make a big ol' net and slowly, gently, drape it over the thing, then pull the draw cables?
>>35155193So... about the tummy rubs and ear scratches. We need to get over the notion that it is "demeaning" and treating her like an animal.Humans LOVE getting massages, this is basically a massage for wolf-girls. She is clearly a person, but its not robbing her of her person-hood to get this kind of skinship
>>35155215>also, those 3 are the common upgrades.No no, those are the ones we already partially qualify for. They aren't common, they are those that we have already gottensome conditions of and are therefore likely to get.
>>35155259I think orb is weaver, man.Given how orb spiders in real life are the WEAVY MCWEAVERSONS and all.
>>35155070>>35155074I'm not a huge fan of the orb spider. It just seems a little boring.Grave Arachnae seems like it has stronger chitin and is bigger, while Wolf Arachnae is fuzzy. It's a toss up between the two for me.
>>35155193>Circle and strike! Get it's legs so it can't get back in the water!we can wear it down and easily move around it on land, once it gets to the water however we're going to have a much tougher time.
>>35155193back up into a tree, make a sticky web ball and throw it into the beasties mouth... see how it likes them apples...
>>35155193>Cricle and strike!
>>35155227I think he was pointing that creepy little fuck that glues the bugs it kills to it's shell.
>>35155193>>Dodge past and try and get on it's back!>Other (?)Once we're on its back, web its limbs one one side, then flip it over. Once the crocoturtle is flipped, go for the soft underbelly.
>>35155259I thought those 3 were the "common upgrades" rather then stuff we unlocked the requirements forAlso, I had an idea with the mana battery idea. What if we go to a high mana area, and we bundle up a bunch of mana using external manip. and then just use external manip to carry it around with us. It will take training, but eventually we might be able to hold it indefinitely with little to no waste. heck, even in low magic zones there is a LITTLE magic around, so maybe we could just spend a long time gathering and concentrating magic from the environment without ever taking it into our own body.taking it into your own body is actually there to "refine" it which multiplies its power. a useful step, but we can do without...
>>35155193>Crocodiles mouths are only strong closing, right? Try and pin the mouth, at least.crock wrassling tiem!we australian now
>>35155348A question.Can we make magically conductive webs, to create massive mana-dragnets to bring energy to our lair?Alternatively, can we simply wrap mana up IN webs to hold for later?
>>35155402that... is not the assasssing bug I know.The one I know is a little horrible claw beetle that murders slugs.not whatever that is.
I recently came across this cute tiny fluffy white spider.anyone knows what it is called? its really newly discovered, and its like a tiny little poodle spider, or maybe a dalmetian dog
>>35155437>tiny fluffy whiteTiny white spiders are usually newborns who have not developed color yet.
>>35155402Good god.. I... I don't want to carry around the corpses..
>>35155415It murders bugs, sucks their guts out, then glues them to its shell, forming a suit of armor. It is a creepy bastardIm just confused, does the grave arachne just get a giant skull when it evolves, or do we need to murder something gigantic and wear it to get access to it?
>>35155193This post has made be lean far more towards the Wolf Arachne evolution.I know a lot of people enjoy the idea of us being HUGE, but it's fairly impractical for a lot of things. Our future career as an adventurer would take a hit if we became much bigger than we are now. We wouldn't be able to fit into a lot of dungeons and ruins. Also, a lot of adventures require some level of stealth. Currently, we fail at stealth.My vote may change if we learn more about the possible evolutions, but currently I'm voting for the Wolf Arachne.
>>35155471we don't get to vote on evolutions and will PROBABLY be a wolfspider.But I still support orb. Weavers 4 lyfe.
>>35155461just think of it as carry around the kids back in town, just not as cute, quitter, and with a different smell involved.
>>35155471Pffft, adventuring. We get big enough and we can just make our own dungeon. With blackjack and spider hookers.
>>35155437Found it, it wasn't a poodle spider, it was a poodle MOTH
>>35155465>murder something giant and wear its skullFuck'n metal.
>>35155437The peacock spiders? They're pretty white, tiny and fuzzy.Also adorable
>>35155461>>35155465>then glues them to its shell, forming a suit of armorThat's not how it works at all you fools.Assassin bugs are silent hunting bugs that kill with paralyzing venom. The also have a penchant for carrying camouflage (usually leaves and shit) around with them. That picture just so happens to be one who decided that the shells of dead things were "appropriate camouflage".
>>35155533I wonder if we'll see more of them, Would love to see how the little mothling we saved is doing now.
>>35155564>what are the moths doingSOMETHING SECRETIVE.
Circle and Stab!3d100 Please!
Rolled 55, 29, 70 = 154 (3d100)>>35155609
>>35155558that is terrible camouflage... i suspect this one might be a bit retarded compared to the rest of its species... and yet, it has become the poster boy for his species.
Rolled 26, 72, 53 = 151 (3d100)>>35155609
Rolled 83, 93, 75 = 251 (3d100)>>35155609DESTROY THE PREY
>>35155628nice fucking roll man
>>35155621>terrible camoflageNot really. I tlooks like it is covered in ant heads.Being covered in and heads is the PERFECT CAMOFLAGE for eating more ants, as they are smell based.
Rolled 75, 27, 79 = 181 (3d100)>>35155609
>>35155628Well damn anon, you rolled better than everyone in all three rolls
>>35155609is this a roll high or low quest?
>>35155471I am with you on that.We should be better off with wolf spider.Smaller/faster/ * I am sure a bit stronger - Mind you we haven't even hit puberty yet*But It wouldn't hurt to work on stealth. Mom's stealth is almost x2 ours. She has had time to work on her stealth. Don;t think we've been putting up much time to stealth. We could put a bit focus on stealth every time we go out and come back from our kills. Would take us longer to get there and come back. but eventually Our speed should continuous get higher and higher as we get comfortable with stealth.
>>35155645>>35155641Clearly the dice gods support the hunt. Wolfspider for president.
>>35155617>>35155626>>35155628Okay then!Plan go!
I know people are all about the shell polish- But wait!If we get wolf spider, we could have our friends brushing out spider hairs!
>>35155689As an aside, could you leave us in the dark about evolutions? Letting us vote on it just sounds like it's going to be an absolute clusterfuck of thread-consuming shouting, anger and samefagging.
>>35155708I am sure it wouldn't change much. But we could also become a variant.We start fighting more monsters in water = less hair wolf spider! with same tacticsJust more armor polishing.
>>35155749we...we're not gonna vote on it, anon.
>>35155749should we have it be determined based upon our actions unknowingly? i.e. stealthy collaring leads to better methods of control for example?
>>35155749Yeah we're not voting. Those are just the possiblities and depending on how we play is the one we get.
>>35155783FUCK WRONG THREAD
>>35155773>>35155790Kinda are, I mean we don't pick what we turn into by vote, but we can vote to not evolve into something and to wait for what we do want
>>35155749All we get is a do you want to rank up Y/NLast time we wound up with ruby because we played rescue hero nonstop
>>35155790That said let's try not to metagame and base what we do on what evolution it's more likely to push us towards.
>>35155822we should play rescue hero more, but there's nobody who needs rescuing right now.
>>35155822I thought Ruby was a rare variation.
>>35155749I think it's fine to know what we evolve into as long as we don't know the pre-reqs for it, that much would stop us from meta-gaming too bad
>>35155843didn't the kobolds mention selling the mothgirl? sounds like there are slavers about. maybe we can track or interrogate some to find out more about that and rescue slaves from wherever.
>>35155863I am fairly certain we're going to get wolf.Because we keep doing wolfy things.I'm always outvoted when I vote for WEBS EVERYHWEREBut come on, we're a real spider quest, we need to abuse webs more.
>>35155888who needs webs when you can RIP AND TEAR
>>35155917Who needs RIP AND TEAR when you have shiny shells?
>>35155888We've never really used them much before. Why on earth would we start now? We rush up and spear things.>>35155936Lyra... because she rips and tears.
>>35155877a viable plan, though I feel bad about hunting down kobolds based entirely on how they are kobolds and kobolds are slavers.It will probably be entirely correct, but it will still be awkward.
>>35155917webs have let us win against much stronger opponenets from day one. they are useful for making traps, they can be made into a thing we throw on an enemy to entangle them, and they can be used to create an alarm by cordoning off an area and feeling for vibrations in it.
>>35155877>sell the moth girlYeah, the moths have been hunted badly because of their valuable magic dust.I've been up for visiting them for a while now. Offer to trade stuff on their behalf and just say hi. While we're their, we could ask about them. Ask if anyone has been lost / who took them.
>>35155936Only one thing left to do thenLets take jumbo crocs skull and where it on our shellWe'll be a grave spider with or without the evo
>>35155888Spiders are stronk, though
>>35155947I vote for webs constantly and consistently.Webs are a good idea.
>>35154178So judging from the three...Orb: Better bonuses to weaving?Wolf: Burrowing ability?Grave: More defense, a major annoyance to elven heroes that wear green tunics?
>>35155957this.The only way we can take out the big things is by webbing the fuck out of 'em.It's as useful if not MORE useful than earth magic, and we can use it any time we want.Webs are utility as hell and amazing clutch in a fight.
>>35155954I didn't mean kill them, find them, track them, see if they are involved in something bad.>>35155964that actually might be a chance for an economical solution. if the moths willingly start selling the dust in larger quantities it will reduce the price and thus make it less lucrative to enslave them, and the money can be used to hire adventurers to specifically focus on tracking down the location of enslaves moths to rescue and bring their slavers to justice.
>>35155957This is true. We have been using webs a lot in a supporting role. And they've been damn useful too.We just haven't been using them as a primary. For that, we've been using our glaive and spider limbs.
>>35155888It's not like the other evolutions are going to lose webbing powers, we can be a GraveSpider and keep setting up web trapsThe wolf spider doesn't really use webs in real life though, at least not like other spiders, they might not be able to web as well as we can now. This is of course me just making assumptions though
>>35156027I just want to keep pumping webs because, well, webs trivialize SO MUCH of the dungeon process.We never need to bring rope. We can make walls whenever. We never need to worry about falls. we have easy sources of fire kindling. we never have to worry about clothing.Web is just... so much our livelihood.
>>35155936I would never have known that adding this comment would bring about this much discussion about webs
>>35155957lets see if i remember all the instancesour first hunt, we used webs very effectively against the gnomesduring the battle with the lizards we used webs to trap a couple and get early warningduring the battle with the big bear thing we lured it into a web to limit its movement and then hit it hardduring the battle against the wolf pack... we failed to use web, but won anyways.
>>35156027>>35156060we aren't going to lose our web ability no matter what.the question is, do we need to upgrade it from where it currently stands.
>>35156024I love and fully support that plan. In fact, we could advance it ourselves. We're an Arachne. We're as wealthy as we want to be. We could easy post stuff on Guild notice boards offering rewards for info on moth slavers.>Buy location of moth slavers.>Find moth slavers.>End moth slavers.>Bring home rescued moths.
Don't really care what form we get, I just hope we get some kind of variant for all that mastercraftmanship equipment we've been making.
>>35156134that answer is always yes.WEBS FOR THE WEB NESTTHREADS FOR THE THREAD TAPESTRY
>>35156013Yeah. No. We've not done it.. ever.. and we've never needed it.
>>35156134Not really? We've been biting stabbing and clawing everything to death. The Webs are just a neat trick we use from time to time.
>>35156183so are you already forgetting how we used webs to allow us to kill a massive armor bear?
>>35156206>discounting debuffs and valuing damageI just disagree with you at such a basic level.
>>35156167why we can already make cloths. We can make a rope.. but why do we even need one?Spider = climb on anything..I say increasing our web in cloth creation is important but not enough to warrent an evolution towards web weaving. We could learn embroidery. Or better yet have some one else do it. If you just want it for cloths and ropes.
>>35156183Caught bloody gnomes in web.Muzzled lightning wolf with web.Trapped shadowbear in web.we have used it plenty of times already.
>>35156252>just cloth and ropesA. those are two incredibly useful thingsB. they are a small portion of web powers. Being able to just secrete a substance to manufacture stuff from is a dreeeeam.
>>35156183>>35156206http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/33938711/#p33943352automatically, without a roll killed 1 of 3 enemies using a web traphttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/35045438/#p35051057automatically, without a roll crippled a really powerful shadowbear using a web trapIIRC there were other instances
>>35156245Ignoring possible buffs to what we actually do for a clothing making fetish.>>35156266Right. That's what we effectively do now.Orb weaver is more about making a nest and the like. We want to go ADVENTURE!Orb weaver/web weaving spiders do not explore... they set up shop and stay put. We want to roam and explore...
man this must have been some combat if it is taking this long to write
>>35156294>blah blah fetishAnon, you don't need to be vitriolic like that.I value the fuck out of debuffs and encounter control. It's what makes damage actually able to do their thing.I think we can still adventure just as much as we want as an orb.
>>35156294You were saying web was never useful. which was wrong.Now, with this new modified argument I agree, we have enough web for now and i would rather we focus more on our physical powers.
The beast eyes you warily, turning its head to the side to keep its eye on you. You dance around it, just out of reach, aiming for the stubby legs gripping the ground around it.As you close in, it twists violently towards you, jaw snapping open and hissing a warning- It simply leaves the jaw wide, hanging menacingly above you. Its a goddamn big crocodile.You dive in, slipping past a devastating snap of its jaws, your blade sweeping in, tearing into the creatures shoulder and pitching it down. The ground rumbles with its weight, and its head slams violently sideways, jaw creaking open as it drives itself towards you with a flick of its tail.You skitter backwards, and its jaws close on thin air with a sharp crack- a blur detaches from the woods as Sheszka closes in from a blind spot, tearing at its opposite side.The beast hisses wildly, swinging its head between the twin threats as you set about crippling it, another solid hit driving your blade deep into its hip. One side fully collapsed, the monster throws itself into a roll, the monstrous bulk of the beast screaming straight towards you.>Stand your ground, stop the roll>Jump over it, re-engage> Dodge back, roll it towards the woods>Other (?)
>>35156340>Jump over it, re-engage
>>35156340>it's deathrolling>Other (?)QUICK! Put a bit of web on it and let it spool out!It will automatically wrap itself for our convenience!
>>35156340>> Dodge back, roll it towards the woodsGet it close to the trees and it's done for.
>>35156340>Dodge back, roll it towards the woodsthrow some webs to entangle it's mouth
>>35156340>> Dodge back, roll it towards the woods
>>35156340>Stand your ground, stop the roll
>>35156340>Jump over it, re-engage>Other (?)Trail some threads behind us as we go. Let it roll itself up in our webbing.
>>35156340>Jump over it, re-engage>Other (?)Maybe we can let it roll itself in our web if we lay it behind us?
>>35156340>>Jump over it, re-engage
>>35156415>>35156380yeah. Rolling is the perfect time to apply webs.especially to the mouth region.What's that? can't open your mouth? HAH!
>>35156415sounds good, lets do this
>>35156380this one is a neat idea, it is actually compatible with both the doge back and the jump over options.approvedcombine it with the dodge back towards woods
>>35156340>Jump over it, re-engageI like that drop web on it while its death rolling.
>>35156340its rolling towards us, just sidestep it. easier than jumping over and better than just running in a straight line as it runs us down.a master uses the minimum amount of motion
A bit of web on the brain from the discussion?Leave a webline and jump it, create prewrapped gator?Gimme 2d100!
Rolled 84, 37 = 121 (2d100)>>35156561
Rolled 2, 85 = 87 (2d100)>>35156561forgot my webdice
Rolled 62, 26 = 88 (2d100)>>35156561
Rolled 94, 22 = 116 (2d100)>>35156561
Rolled 43, 28 = 71 (2d100)>>35156561FOR THE HUNT!
Rolled 21, 31 = 52 (2d100)>>35156561tactical webbing
Alright then, writing!
>>35153949late for the thread Grave arachne spiderbutt reminds me of a Trapdoor spider, hell a drawfag even drew something like that yesterday.image slightly modified to get past duplicate posting.
>>35156657is that a decepticon spiderbutt?
>>35156577>>3515659584 & 85See, THIS is how we do it. Spider of action and brains. We leap the beast like a badass and web it like the cunning spider.Web isn't our speciality but it's brilliant in a support role.
>>35156680That design is based on real trapdoor spiders
>>35156688Right it's a support role. I don't want to religate Lyra to second line. I want to keep our strength. How can we beat Arya if we're busy sitting around?
>>35156733well, real trapdoor spider.Its butt grew that way because it used a coin for its trapdoor.
Speaking of that drawthread...
>>35156744this doesn't really follow or make sense.We JUST used the support role of webs in a frontline manner.
>>35156752Oh right, I had forgotten about this
>>35156752we look so grumpy.
>>35156752Shouldn't the harpy be on our shoulder? Or head?
>>35156825She was only once on our shoulder while the kids occupied the body.
>>35156854Maybe that's why we're grumpy. Shoulder-harpy should be on the shoulder, not the butt.
>>35156891No Jin belongs on our body, so she can keep watch wihtout getting in the way.
God, can you imagine what our friends and family would be like if we turned into a Grave Spider? With a giant skull attached to our butt?>Mother: ... You need more training. Learn how to move better with that skull.>Father: At least I'm here for this evolution. :D>Aria: No fair. I just evolved now.>Sara: Can you do magic now?>Elle: Do you need new clothes now?>Zach and Ephram: Good for you. Good for you.>Shezka: Alpha is scary now.>Jin: ... Where am I going to perch now?!
>>35157117but Grave spiderbutt would be easier to perch on, there's even a perch spot at the top of the skull!
>>35157117Imagine Elle's reaction at orb spider. I reckon that would at least inspire her to level like crazy.
>>35157117I don't want skullbutt.I don't want to assist green elves in collection quests.
>>35157117We enter puberty and get a new edgy look.Say hello to new rebellious phase Lyra."You can't know what I feel mom! You don't know what its like with a giant skull on your butt"
>>35157173Would you say that Elle would be jealous of our spider-butt?
>>35157206my sides, i am really rooting for spiderskullbutt now.and Mom is probably gona evolve soon too!
>>35157234Yeah, we just keep pushing moms level up just by agravating her so much.
>>35157234Mother evolves. Kicks our butt at training.We evolve. Mother still kicks our butt at training.
>>35157206You made me choke on a clemantine.
>>35157293We will never beat Mom. It's just one of those facts of life.
>>35153894After we evolve will you release the details of the other evolutions we could have taken?Or will the potential bitching be too much to risk it?
>>35157429I suspect a fair amount of that will already happen when the actual choice comes up. Depending on which one gets offered to us.
>>35157452secret:I'm taking whatever one we are given.Though I prefer arachne ++ most, and orb secondmost.
>>35157474Many probably will do the same. The first one will most likely win, and there will be a lot of bitching from thos that had strong opinions on the matter.I think only regular could get rejected since people would want the special abilities.
>>35157530Unless the ones with special abilities are sidegrades to the Arachne++ version I think you're right.
Your legs bunch beneath you, quivering with energy as the turtledile crashes towards you. You slam a thick line of web, still attached, and-The clearing is a supernatural tableau- a slow moving river, Sheszka watching, eyes wide. A shell-armoured monstrosity of teeth and scales, twisting, thundering across the ground. You flying overhead, kicking each pair of legs in turn, giving yourself that little extra bit of height.You can feel the wind of it's passing, brushing your limbs as it goes, just barely missing you. You hit the ground on the other side, letting your web freely spool as the croc spins, lines of heavy white silk blotching its hide.It smashes into the treeline seconds later, flailing impotently as your trap catches on the trees, binding itself as surely as if you'd done it on your own. Your packmate lopes up to you as you close on the grunting, thrashing mass of beast, and you drive your blade into every unprotected gap you can find, till the clearing runs red and its struggles begin to slow.You watch its cooling form till you are satisfied with its death- slicing it free from its self made prison, and rigging lines so you can drag it home- the beast is simply too large to fit atop your shell.You tear a hunk of meat free, offering it to Sheszka- she scarfs it down eagerly, grinning as you pat her head, compliments brightening her smile. Few predators approach on the way home- the eyes you feel watching you get close enough to identify your cargo before they turn and flee. It brings a smile to your face. You are an alpha predator. Strong.
>>35157686Dragging a ton of crocodile behind you is time consuming- You arrive home with the sunset. Getting the beast into the tree isn't even an option- your family descend, Your mother laughing, Aria staring, and your father eyeing the monster cautiously, and you eat on the ground for the evening.Erics even cooks a pile of meat, the wafting scent of seared steaks driving you into a frenzy- You probably eat more than anyone,barely able to keep up conversation while you shovel the creature into your maw."-Why would you even hunt something like this? I don't understand.""She enjoys the challenge, dearheart. I sent her into town to get armour, because I am certain she wouldn't stop.""-Mngphm-""You seem very sure of that, Nia.""I was her age, once. I didn't stop. And when was the last time you looked at a dungeon and thought, 'no, too dangerous', Hmm?""I- Fair enough I suppose."He scratches his beard as he watches you gnaw on a hunk of sizzling meat."It is just more of the kind of hunt I'd expect you to bring back- not our daughter."Mom pulls him tight against her side, rubbing her cheek against his."Children grow up fast, love. Always too fast for their parents, yes.""Mmm."Mom claps her hands as you and your siblings finally slow, genuinely full."And now, whelplings, it is off to bed. Your father and I have some business to take care of.""We do?"Her smile is predatory."We do.""Ah."Your siblings look on confused, while you blush and head up as fast as your legs can carry you, burying yourself amidst your wolf and sister._________________________________________________________
Imagine the shaving that'd come with wolf spider. That is not a happy thought.
>>35157721Mom wakes you early in the morning, a lazy blush still across her face.You groan futilely as she pokes you till you pull your head up, blinking the sleep from your eyes."I have a job for you, little wandering spider.""Mnng?""We are running low on moth dust, yes? So you will take jars, and silk, and your wolf, and you will go and fetch us some, yes?""Nggrnnm.""I will assume that's a yes. Head to the ruins, then change directions, away from the river. When you pass a grand stone arch, you've reached their territory- Ask for Sil or Kri. They were the parents you helped, yes? They will be happy to assist you, and I'm sure their own whelps have grown enough to use new silk.""nnnnnnKay."She laughs lightly, one arm resting on the other as it props up her chin. You gather up your belongings, bagging your new cargo and sliging it over your shell, where it's joined by the lightly snoozing wolfgirl. Just because Mom woke you up extra early doesn't mean she has to. You rub her ears gently as you set out, sun breaking over the horizon in your wake.>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.>Head straight there- You can explore on the way home if you need to.>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack.>Other (?)>I have to jump out and mow the lawn. I'll be back in 30 or so to resume. My apologies.
>>35157721Oh parents.Doing your parent thing.And possibly producing more siblings for us.>>35157757>>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.Also can we ask WHAT we use the moth dust for?
>>35157757>Head straight there- You can explore on the way home if you need to.Always know the route first
>>35157757>Look arond a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.
I for one, am all for Grave-arachne.Our Spiderbutt shall be the Spiderbutt that terrifies others before we even see them.
>>35157757>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack.Why not both?
>>35157752I hope if we get Wolf Spider, REQM will be so nice to give us fluffy hear instead of hard wiry hair that it would usually be.>>35157757>Head straight there- You can explore on the way home if you need to.
>>35157757>>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.
>>35157757>>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack.Practice being stealthy and sneaking up on a few things while we travel.
>>35157788Could also decorate it so its a happy skull.>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack.
>>35157721hah, good for you Mom.>>35157757>Head straight there- You can explore on the way home if you need to.
>>35157792I... I wish to be the fluffy red spider.
>>35157757>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way. but not too far off course...>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack. Don't want to unsettle the Mothkin with our eating habits...
>>35157757>Head straight there- You can explore on the way home if you need to.
>>35155175We are a giant spider, Inconvenient is already something we have to deal with considering most people make buildings NOT for giant spiders.
>>35157757>>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack.Neato, time for moths
>>35157757>>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.we will take our time work the tiredness out of our limbs
I finally caught up! hello everyone.
>>35157757>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.
>>35157827Do you want human children sleeping on you? Because that's what happens to fluffy Arachne.
>>35157757>Grab some breakfast as you move. Just a light snack.Us going hungry is a bad idea. Last time, we flubbed our webbing and felt drained.>OtherWhen Shez wakes up, remember to tell her the Moths are our friends. If we just said we're looking for Moths, she'd probably assume we're hunting them.
>>35157870Yes... thats adorable.
>fluffy>not hard and shinyI disagree.hard and shiny a best.
>>35157757>Look around a bit as you travel, you've never been this way.Seeing the sights.
No, seriously.What did mom use up all our moth powder on last night?Did it have something to do with dad?Do I want to know?
>>35157870>Implying Jin will let human children take her perch.I fully support FluffySpider. It makes sense that we might have more mammal-like fur, rather than coarse spider hair.
>>35157943Maybe that's why moth powder is so valuable?Fantasy Viagra?
>>35157948>It makes sense that we might have more mammal-like furNot really no. Its on the spider part of our body.
>>35157912well if we Spider-skullbutt the children would have little sleeping cubbies, the eyesockets and nosehole look pretty significant.and Jin would have a better buttperch at the top of the skull
>>35157943we'll have to ask
>>35157943Mom and dad had sex, figure it out.
We need a Spiderbutt version of this picture.Lyra and Sara, or Jin, or Scheszka, or all three
>>35157943Moth powder is an addictive substance- That's why dad missed our birth he was out scoring rock. It's why moms been so edgy and on our case beating us regularly she needed to work out her withdraws. Dad came back with the stuff and they both spent all night having a powder fueled orgy. Now she's sending us out to score more while she and erics wait out their high.They're terrible parents using us as a drug mule.
>>35157981It's completely possible. Our spider parts aren't 100% spider any more than our human parts are 100% human.We're a magical arachnid-mammal hybrid. We might develop mammal-like fur. Or maybe not. But I would like to be the FluffySpider.
>>35158171SO Lyra and Aria were bred to be enforcers! The Bone-breakers, the Heavy-Hand, Sara is the chem mixer, the boys are just watchmen and Elle is to make sure we have some method to transport large quantities!IT MAKES SENSE!But it isn't what is happening here.
>>35157973or fantasy contraceptive
>>35158171this answers your question..
My main argument against FluffSpider the Fluffoscent is that we would overheat a lot easier, which is bad.But on the other hand, we wouldn't freeze to death in a cold climate.
>>35158247Oh its definitly possible, it just doesn't make much sense because our spider parts would have spider hair, of course, this world doesn't follow sense, and I fully expect him to give us fluffy hair if it comes to it.
>>35158066>>35158265With spiders they do something with a web, only if it gets placed somewhere you get the baby spiders.
>>35158289It'll probably be fluffy with the option to shoot fluffy painful spines at those we dislike.
>>35158301Fairly certain REQM specified that we breed with the human bits at some point.Or that could be completely wrong.
>>35158289>>35158296I would see it as a sub-requirement from being with a fluffy animal, that could change our variant slightly
Why doesn't the Sun respond to Sara's power?Answer:The Sun is actually the Spiderbutt of the Original Arachne
>>35158329Yes, our girl parts are place where they would be on a human.
>>35158382>mfwAlso, Spiders are fucking weird at times.
>>35158289I don't think we'd have a full fur coat. Just fluffy parts.
>>35158443They picture makes it look like only our legs get hairy.
>>35158412/spoiler]The method of locomotion that spider is using is called flic-flaccing.
I'm back. Had to play a rousing game of 'clean other peoples shit off the lawn so I can mow' Writing now!
>>35158718ahh that game is always riveting and not infuriating at all
Sheszka wakes as the sun breaks over the trees, stretching and keeping pace beside you; wide, fang-filled yawns traded back and forth. Mom's instructions were simple enough. Ruins, head away from the river, pass through giant arch. So, it'll be fine if you look around a bit, right? No harm in that. It's not like you'd, y'know, go into a dungeon. Not for more than a peak, anyway.You'd only stick our head in the door. Really. Honest.With that kind of safety-minded determination, you set a zig-zagging away from the ruins, following any strange scents, or tremors. Anything that catches your eyes, really. You snag a few critters that you and Sheszka make short work of, snacking as you travel.Your search uncovers all sorts of interesting things- there's a broken road that twists through this portion of the woods, complete with moss-covered guardhouses- squat little buildings that certainly weren't designed for comfort. A few abandoned lairs here and there, scattered bones across the forest floor. Maybe they belonged to the prior occupants- If the Arachne and Harpies look after the moths, it wouldn't surprise you if they made sure to drive out any threatening monsters.You can see the arch peaking over the forest when you hit paydirt- A wide, rune coated set of stairs, neatly concealed beneath a tree, descending into a dark corridor below. You can smell the ancient air- If it was plundered, it was a long time ago. Your palms itch, you lick your lips. It wouldn't take long, right? You could just check it out a bit.>Head in. It's probably not even a dungeon. Harmless, right?>Just down the steps. Look down the corridor. That's it.>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.>Other (?)
>>35159159>>Just down the steps. Look down the corridor. That's it.>>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.We're just going to check out the foyer, remember the location, then leave. Nothing more.
>>35159159>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.Remember your mission, spider!Gotta see them moths!We will come back to this dungeon ssssooon.
>>35159159>Head in. It's probably not even a dungeon. Harmless, right?it's probably collapsed anyways so we probably can't even get to far in, what's the worse that could happen.
>>35159159>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.Jin would be PISSED if we had a dungeon adventure without her.
>>35159159>>Just down the steps. Look down the corridor. That's it.>>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.
>>35159159>>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.I'm tempted, but it's not going anywhere. Let's go see the Mothkin.Also, Mom personally cleared out every dungeon she could find in the forest. I doubt it would be that interesting.
>>35159159>Just down the steps. Look down the corridor. That's it.>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.
>>35159159>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.We need to get work done before we go exploring.
>>35159159>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.Adventures are better with pleasantly company... maybe we could make a family trip of it...
people did you forget dungeons trap you inside when you go past the entrance?we should not copy Mom on this account.>>35159159>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.
>>35159159>>Head in. It's probably not even a dungeon. Harmless, right?
>>35159159>>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.Lyra please, no getting sidetracked.
>>35159301But we'll only know if we head inside. We might even find a new weapon or something for our siblings. We might even find something about the lost Arachne kingdom!
>>35159159>just memorize the scent. So you can come back later.
Just a quick peek, and we'll come back later!
FYI, we have passed the bump limit and are now on page 3. I repeat, we are now autosaging on page 3.
>>35159387thread will last at least 2-3 hours more, only page10 really matters.
>>35159380Man, Jin is going to be as mad as mom when we have a dungeon adventure without her, and end up not doing the errand she sent us on. This is no way to be the responsible big sis.
>>35159461Oh yeah, delayed pruning. Forgot about that.
>>35159380remember the TRAP DOORS INCOMING thingand don't trigger it!
>>35159490exactly why i said just remember the scent.
>>35159159>Just memorize the scent. So you can come back, later.Remember how mom got trapped the moment she stepped through the door of her first dungeon?We will get our chores done, then collect jin and sarah, then dungeon delve
>>35157792>Fluffy spidersMy god, I love it
>>35159558Yeah, and "going in" won. So everyone is gonna be mad at us.
>>35159490It's fine, it's just a peek after allWhat could happen?
>>35159619We COULD say that we heard the Moth-people were nocturnal and thought killing a bit more time was a good idea so we didn't wake a bunch of people up, and Scheszka was with us, so we didn't go at it alone!But that would an ass-pull and Mom would still glower at us while remarking on how we were idiots and congratulating / reprimanding on us acting exactly like she did.
>>35157792>>35159617ALL the fluffinessthe upgrade for wolf spider should be poodle spider!There is no such spider IRL, but setting already has non real spiders.So its basically based on the adorable poodle moth
>>35159661>Mom: Drop and give 100!>Father: Isn't that a bit much?>Mother: You want to join her, yes?>Father: You're doing good, Lyra!
>>35159737>Mom's Jelly at Lyra's adventuring prowess intensifies
>>35159686Even that arachnophobiac guard at the village won't be able to resist touching our fluffy tail legs/butt.
>>35159737Hahahah100Implying we wouldn't be doing pushups till we could no longer raise ourselves off the ground
>>35159794How would a giant spider even do pushups?
>>35159794or mom is going to evolve that night from sheer worrying power just to kick our ass even harder in training.
>>35159814It think it's more like spider-squats....Good Lord. We won't be able to move at all after wards.
>>35159814like thisand its very risky and heavy as their back weighs a lot and only 2 legs are not enough to hold it all up except for the most swolle of spiderbutts
>>35160167So....Lyra is going to be Musclegirl attached to Spiderbutt?This is THE BEST FETISH
>>35160228YesThe strongest and fluffiest spider
>>35160248>>35160228I don't WANT to be fluffspider!I appreciate the shiny shell.
>>35160248With (Hopefully) a giant skull stuck on her butt.My gods, the perfection is inconceivable.
>>35160267>Not wanting to be a fluffy spiderMaximum pleb
Your heartbeat skips, just a little. You wave for Sheszka to stand back.One step.The runes glimmer, blue tracery starting from the edges of the portal, flaring to life and trailing, wave-like, into the dark.Two steps.It repeats, a pulse of magical life blooming with every descent. Three, four.You free, still halfway out of the hole- Mom had said she'd been locked in, when she'd taken Lia into a dungeon. And it had take her a day to fight her way free, and that was with her being incautious, is a dungeon long plundered. You look down the steps, a darkness so thick that you can't even properly see through it obscuring your vision, and frown.You take a half step back, bowing your human half as low as you can, dipping your head below the level of the ground. In the distance below, you can see the waves you unleashed still moving, trailing away into the complex. With a long sigh, you step back."Sheszka?""Yes?""Can you remember the scent of this? This place? I'll want to come back, yes.""It smells old. Danger.""Yes."She circles the sunken stairs a few times, drilling the smell of the clearing, the old rocks into her memory. When she sits sharply, looking to you for further instructions, you lead her away, back towards the stone arch. Trees filter by, and the entire area is clogged with small animals.
>>35160321You were right about the predators being chased off- There's no way this many critters would be in one place if there was anything to hunt them. Which, of course, means Sheszka is having a field day after you give her permission, catching something new the minutes she has finished her previous meal. She trots after you, groaning, her stomach ever so slightly swollen with the absurd amount of food she's eaten.Your charge trails behind you as you break from the treeline, stepping into a wide, flower filled clearing. The smell is intoxicating, a light, airy scent that defies description. You had forwards, passing beneath the rough hewn stone, moving towards the trees opposite.As you step under the boughs, lilting voices reach you from above- A pair of fluffy winged moths standing astride the branches."Arachne- What do you seek here?"You raise your voice, calling back as Shezka catches up."I am here to see Sil, or Kri, yes. For trade."You can hear them whisper, voices hissing back and forth."What is the wolf doing here? They do not cross the river."You look at young girl, edging closer to you before responding."She's mine, yes."She looks up at you, breaking into a smile at your declaration.Silence falls over the woods. Rustling leaves, chirping birds."Very well. Forward, Arachne. The village is ahead."You head forward, the guards trailing behind in the trees above, into the moth's territory.
>>35160338>That's it for today!>Next thread will probably be monday, 2PM EST>Comments and Questions answered while I'm in thread
>>35160321Oh gosh it's an unlooted dungeon.We need to go and get Jin and Sara and come right back here after we finish this errend. Like, right away. Immediately.
>>35160407Awesome, Moth village next time!Thanks for the thread, see you Monday.
>>35160407Thanks for running, boss. You know, I gotta say you're one of my favourite QMs. All your scenes are just so comfortable.
>>35160407cant wait till monday, moth village and maybe dungeon adventure.
>>35160407Thanks for running.
>>35160460>>35160463>>35160468>>35160482>>35160491Thanks for playing! I'm looking forward to the next few threads.
>>35160338These Moth guys sound like dicks.
>>35160407thanks for running, don't forget to archive
>>35160548Let us say, theoretically, that I wished to write and link to i n this thread some lewd fiction pertaining to Lyra. Would this be acceptable, or would it be too lewd?
>>35160407aw, it's over.Well, see you next time!also ARCHIVE REMINDERS.I am surprised the moths actually have a village. Spiders don't have villages. Moth jealousy.
>>35160588Thanks, will do.
>>35160639It's tough to guard people if they're all spread out. The moths stay in one place, and the arachne and harpies make sure noone gets there alive.>>35160638I don't mind. If anything, it's flattering that people like the characters that much.
>>35160639It's because Moths are FEEBLE AND WEAK AND NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING.>>35160638It better be hard core Two girls holding hands, but one of them happens to be a giant spider action or I will hunt you down.
>>35160638toss em in pastebins, preferably not hidden and from a registered account if you plan to do a couple so we can just click the By:Name to see them all.might want to hold off a few threads though, we are probably having puberty soon, save it for after that.
>>35160407Are you ever going to tell her parents she's reincarnated?
>>35160845Its up to the players.
>>35160460Who is to say we can't go in there our selves with our beta.Scout out the area and all. Get her some experience hunting. And possibly get a few levels and have our wolf girl get close to evolving.Just saying it'd be a pain to get to Jin and come back I'd rather come back with just sara.But even that she still needs more experience. Based on how she froze up last time.
>>35160845I don't see a need to do so.
>>35160906we promised Jin we would bring her when we go on an adventure, and dungeon diving is certainly one.we are not going to be a jackass to our best friend.
>>35160906It's our first dungeonWhy would you not want to share that with best Harpy?
>>35160906we should go there with both Jin and Sheszka sneak out at night asap
>>35160845It doesn't really affect anything anymore does it?I mean, sure we have some knowledge from our past life, but it hasn't really shaped us apart from a greater appreciation of family and being slightly more mature than our siblings.
>>35160999I can see Lyra refusing to tell mom where the dungeon is because its hers she found it first
>>35160999This is a great idea and nothing could go wrong
>>35161039If the Dungeon is too Small for Mom to fit into, we simply must tie and gag dad.
>>35160999We should take Aria too, i'm sure she would be mad if she missed out on a chance to go dungeoning
>>35160845the only way this might be relevant is if they don't believe in an afterlife and a family member dies. we can reassure the others in such a manner.... actually we should really ask about that
I'm ducking out for the evening, leave any more questions you have at the ask.fm!I'll do my best to round them up and set them in a paste. I am aware ask.fm is a nightmare to navigate.
>>35161119We could also bring along Elle, Ephram, and Zach, and turn it into a family outing. Mom will be less likely to be mad if we've got backup.
>>35161225>Mommy, what happens when people die?>Why, dear? Are you afraid?>No. It's just that I've been reincarnated from a past life.
>>35161244I wonder if we know enough to kickstart an industrial revolution.
>>35161239The brothers are busy doing their own thing, and Elle is a noncombat spider.Besides, it isn't really a race between Lyra and Aria if they keep doing the same things. I think she might not come even if we asked, since she's set on doing her own thing and beating us.I'd say we should stick to Lyra, Jin, Shezska, and Sara.
>>35161290We were a System Administrator that liked to browse Wikipedia and played RPG's with friends.If she can get in good with some dwarven smiths and alchemists, it should be possible.Not on our own, though.
>>35161290Fucking Looms man!Fucking combustion engines man!Fucking Bullets man!Fucking RPGs man!
>>35161308We should still make the offer to Aria, she is our sister and we love her and want to spend time with her, even if it is knee deep in the dead.
>>35161290Man, I'm still waiting on the opportunity to start planning an airship.I don't care what we use it for, I just want an airship.
>>35161290>>35161338The moment you fuckers brought this up, I thought of Valkyria Chronicles for some reason.And then my mind went to Valkyr-Lyra / GATLING LANCER Lyra.And. It. Was. Glorious.
>>35161308I still think we should ask them, since it's a chance for us to spend more time with our siblings. We've been spoiling Sara a lot, and I think we should show our love to our other siblings as well.
>>35161338>Fucking Looms man!not exactly an industrial revolution. And arachne spin their own silk directly into bolts of cloth without need for a loom>Fucking combustion engines man!>Fucking Bullets man!>Fucking RPGs man!System administrator. why would we know any of this?What we could do is direct large groups of inventors. But that would require authority... so i guess if we make ourselves a queen this is doable (after appropriate number of years and investment)
>>35161577The ultimate decision as to what information Lyra has retained from wiki-walking (I say retained since most wiki-walking info goes in one ear and out the other, if it even enters that is) is up to the QM.I suspect that small things like needles and glasses that the world already perhaps knows about is allowed. But things like making Nuclear bombs are not.
>>35161649Nukes are a century away or so, but we could still be able to make simple engines, gunpowder, and standardize production. It's pretty simple stuff.
>>35161742I think the major innovations are going to be methods of thinking (scientific method) and processes (assembly line)
>>35161649nuclear bombs are actually really simple and easythe problem is that you need pretty high tech level all around and a lot of resources to build them.Refining enough uranium for the first nuclear bomb took 10% of all the electricity produced in the united states, over a 6 month period. Not to mention a LOT of uranium and really impressive centrifuges. And advanced regular explosives to create enough pressure and heat to start a chain reaction.
>>35161577>>Fucking Bullets man!>>Fucking RPGs man!>System administrator. why would we know any of this?Making projectile weapons really isn't that complicated anon. Hell, if we assumed Lyra's watched a documentary to get the concept down making high powered riffles would probably taker her a month.We even have the additional benefit of skipping all that extraneous shit like gunpowder reliance since we understand what comes after.
>all this talk about industrial revolutionFuck that, what we need is a REAL set of sewing needles, like elle.I know we can do it with our hands, but it's so much easier to stick a string through a needle to stitch than to try to force a string through every time on our spikey finger.It doesn't have a hole to hold string at all, forcing us to rely entirely on sort of holding it and wrapping it around our finger while we jam it through.
>>35161784Sounds like a wizard could put one together in a few days if he felt like it.
>>35161825>Making projectile weapons really isn't that complicated anonIt actually is.And before you can even start on it, you need to know how to make black powder.
>>35161833you know, i am actually also for saying "fuck industrial revolution"I want to do heroic exploring in fantasy world.If we ever become queen of the forest, then we can do some industrial revolution... but honestly, ADVENTURE! is way more interesting
>>35161784You're forgetting the precision tools and advanced math needed to calculate the right amount of uranium, at the right concentrations, set at the right distance away (assuming gun-type), with the right amount of explosives, to be set off at the right time, with the right timings.The idea is simple and easy.Actually doing it is hard, even with the right tech level.
>>35161862This. I don't want another frost giantess quest. Just enough personal level tech to push our adventures forward. Ideas more than detailed knowledge.
>>35161846Saltpeter, charcoal, sulfur. Grind in a bowl, add small bits of water until it's the consistency of clay, then break it up. Not that complex.
>>35161882>You're forgetting the precision toolsI am not, they are included in the "you need advanced tech base".>and advanced math needed to calculate the right amount of uraniumNot actually needed. the first atom bomb exploded with 10x the force of what they calculated. meaning their math was all wrong.They figures were eventually deduced experimentally.
Does our shield produce infinite amounts of water as long as we wish it to?If so, when we aren't using it, we could have the thing use a water wheel to push a cart holding ALL OF THE LOOT behind us.
>>35161846Actually it isn't. And the need for gunpwder is completely nullified by the fact that we live in a world where magical stones exist.Also, even today gunpowder isn't the best method for making weapons. Why would we bother with an inferior system.
>>35161825>Making projectile weapons really isn't that complicated anonWithout using wikipedia, can you find the raw materials needed for making black gunpowder, and the refining process, with the correct ratios?And black powder is pretty terrible for making good guns. For that you need smokeless powder. That requires making nitroglycerin, and then stabilizing it, then making it into small kernels. Then you have to get the alloys right in order to manufacture a percussion cap.And that's before having the precision machining tools needed to actually be able to make this stuff in any quantity higher than a few bullets a day.This stuff is a lot harder to do when the tools needed to make the tools for refining the raw materials aren't even invented yet.
>>35161924Where do you get saltpeter and sulfur? What are the ratios?How long does it have to be set out to dry?This stuff isn't as easy as you think.
>>35161953>Also, even today gunpowder isn't the best method for making weaponswe are explicitly talking about making BULLETSwhat are you using to make bullets if not gunpowder?>And the need for gunpwder is completely nullified by the fact that we live in a world where magical stones exist.if you are just using magic stones, why waste energy using the magic stone to propel a metal slug instead of using it to blow up the enemy directly?
>>35162009also, guns are not going to be as effective against megafauna with magic toughness
>>35161978From urine or common fertilizers. Naturally occurring deposits. Five parts saltpeter, one part charcoal, two thirds part sulfur. Until it's dry and can be ground into actual powder.>>35162024So we should keep poking them with a knife on the end of a stick.
all this talk about guns, and no mention of Tesla/rail guns that would be the easiest to do with someone who can into shock magic
I think its going to mainly be ideas that are useful in this land.Such as the idea of a mine. An explosive set off by someone stepping on it. Just stick a pressure plate rigged to some small pyrophoric material on top of a buried barrel of explosive.Assembly line. Fletcher cuts the arrow shafts. Blacksmith makes the arrowheads. Assistants of both take it to another man who joins them together.
Fuck guns.Fuck whatever.We still need to make our magitech blimp/airship.A few stabilized stars, a few airtight nets, and we have infinite blimpworks.
>>35162009>we are explicitly talking about making BULLETS>what are you using to make bullets if not gunpowder?And what I'm telling you is that what we're making is am effective projectile weapon which operates in the same fashion as a rifle. If our propulsion system no longer relies on black powder the why would we crest a entirely redundant system just for the sake of having it?Our bullets only have to be well designed hunks of metal since our now superior delivery system takes care of propulsion.
>>35162108A negatively charged piece of metal held between two metal rods which are then suddenly postively charged, right? Also , Page 10.
>>35162102>So we should keep poking them with a knife on the end of a stick.it isn't a knife at the end of a stick, and we can use a LOT more force than a human. This isn't comparable to human medieval weapons thanks to magic weapons, magic making us super-humanly strong, and potentially channeling magic through our weapon later on.
>>35162144You haven't said anything about the superior delivery system except that it will be magic.Calling this "bullets" is bullshit.
Okay, hot button topics:>Which Evolution we should pick>Industrial Revolution.
>>35162214Guns and bullets can be enchanted just as bows and arrows can.
>>35162102So you've got urine; how do you refine it into saltpeter?>Naturally occurring depositsAnd how do you find these deposits?What signs do you look for, how do you mine the sulfur?
>>35162237>Whether or not Lyra is a muscle girl or Fluffbutt or both at once
>>35162289Except the guy is explicitly arguing for "magic guns" that use "magic" to fire slugs instead of gunpowder. Which is a lot less efficient than enchanting a repeating xbow to just put extra damage.Also, how do you know small bullets can hold as much magic as a large arrow? and a small gun as much as a large bow? And the materials? is metal as good a magic holder as wood?Also, note that the key factor in the post you are replying to is that we use supernatural strength to wield a melee weapon. An enchanted gun is not going to have that magic strength behind it.
The only advantage I can ever see of us making an effort for Heavy-duty firearms is Lyra dressing up like she is a soldier from Jin-Roh attached to a Spider tank.Cool to imagine, but hell to put effort into making happen.
>>35162237>>Which Evolution we should pick.Grave Arachne, all day every day~>>Industrial RevolutionCan't we just introduce penicillin and vaccines and then be done with it? I'd rather not be responsible for the massive number of deaths that our "industrial revolution" will inevitably bring forth.
>>35162383I don't see why guns are even being talked about so heavily.I mean, we have better things like flight. And maybe getting a loom from town.
>>35162290Fill a barrel with manure and urine with a spout and filter at the bottom, then leave it for around a year. It's not the fastest way, but it works. Saltpeter can also occur naturally in the form of white crystalline on cave walls.Sulfur is commonly found around volcanoes and hot springs and is notable for its yellow appearance and smell. It's been found and removed by miners since the times of ancient Greece, and with a quick fire resist spell it can be mined faster. We're not dealing with uranium here.
>>35162404Who's to say that vaccinations don't already exist here? Except they're only used for plagues since being infected with disease is something peopel don't do unless they're really desperate.
>>35160407REQM I'd just like to say that when I first heard that there would be all three races in the forest I thought that they would all be at war and it would be sad. But they aren't and I'm really glad for that. Thanks, REQM! I'm slightly regretting not picking mothgirl just so we could know what the hell they even DO. But not really, because spiderbutt
>>35162963Once Mothgirl is added to Lyra's notes-not-a-harem-guyz we shall know ALL of their secrets by default.Spiderbutt is unintentionally master at the long game, so much that everyone falls in line.