Sparring with Sheszka was work all its own, but it certainly isn't anything like a bout with your mother.Thank gods.In the basement of the adventurers guild, you are currently standing idly by while a pair of incredibly pleased monsters stand side by side before you, leaning into their rewards.Which are headpats, specifically. Your friends are enablers, and most likely entirely unreliable if you're ever in need of an intervention.For the moment though, you've let go of your worries, and are enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Like comparing the exquisite softness of a harpy's head tufts to the velvet-like ears of a wolf girl. Your mind wanders as you gently pet your friends. What are other monsters like? What other monsters are there? Do they have things on their heads, and will they let you pet them?A cough draws your attention back to reality, and regrettably away from your friends. Who are both directing vicious glares at the perpetrator.Lann's bandanna friend is standing there- Cliff. That's it. He's got a training sword slung over one shoulder, and an expectant sort of look on his face."I, ah, hate to be a bother, yeah?"Your friends mutter simultaneously."Then do not.""Yes."The older adventurer plows on, regardless."Would you mind a bout? We don't get spiders in town, let alone ones running around with weapons. It's not something to pass up.">"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)>"Maybe not today. I need to get some food for myself.">"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first.">Other (?)
>>35997084Announcements: twitter.com/REQMXQ&A: ask.fm/REQMCharacter Sheet and Misc: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/or https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rD-MZe51wYI63xxl-tG8dsxj-RWVtJu3S6Gzd6OTJSw/edit?usp=sharing
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)>"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first."Time to traumatize a new generation of adventurers!
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)>"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first."
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)>"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first."Also that Jin level 100 hype.
>>35997084>"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first."
>>35997084>>"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first."He will learn to never interrupt head pats, yes.
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)Also, later, I insist that we get them to rub our ears. To see if our Elf ears are more sensitive than our old Human ears. For science.
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)>"Ah. Perhaps you should be wearing armour, first."I like Lyras line of thought here, maybe our next adventure should be a little forest expedition? Trying to find the other races still living in the forest. And patting their heads.
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)time to become your mother
>>35997167What are we, some kind of head-pat dealer, getting everyone hooked on head-pats from the giant spider?
>>35997084>"I do not mind, yes. Just a minute." (Finish headpats.)Time to kick his ass. No need to maim him with a training weapon but I kinda want to go "all out" to see where the average adventurer stacks up
>>35997084>>35997194I didn't see the armor suggestion. Add that in>Go put on your armor first
>>35997187...maybe? Is that really such a bad thing?
Alright.Nobody interrupts headpatting time.Also, you're a little wary about shattering somebodies everything.
>>35997267What for? Amount of broken bones? Level of induced trauma?
>>35997267Once the fighting starts!
>>35997236The first step in getting help is admitting you have a problem....... Thankfully Lyra has no such problem. Now let's go find something cute to pet!
>>35997365No! Clearly she has a problem. She has no idea how many other kinds of monsters there are... I mean.. what kind of fluffy ears and rough horns and slick scales could they all have?
>>35997365We should pet Sara!And the mothgirls, for hot, fluffy, twin mothgirl action!
>>35997401We.. should head pat Mom and Arya. Because we're bigger.
>>35997401Sara prefers hugs though.Its been too long since we gave her one.
>>35997423She's been spending time with Elfdad more than she has with us
>>35997423We should give Elle a hug, too.
>>35997395That's not a Problem. It's an Opportunity and an Adventure!
So how about that background info that some anon is coaxing out of reqm on the ask?Do we ask Nin to come with us when we leave the forest?Do we sit by the river in a bush and try and watch jins sister?
>>35997525Of course we ask Nin. More head pats!What is the deal with watching Jin's sister though?
>>35997573>She's fond of the village, just as lazy as her sister when it comes to sleeping, and her drive to improve is limited to fishing better so she can sleep on rocks with a full stomach faster.Sometimes the younger kids try to drop buckets of water on her while she's sleeping. Then it's a race to get in a building before she catches them, drags them to the river and drops them in
>>35997573She like to sunbathe on rocks after eating. The village kids like to throw buckets of cold water on lazy harpies, then race to the nearest building for shelter. Slowest kid gets a free swimming lesson courtesy of Sefi Airlines.
Well, you're not anywhere approaching tired yet. Mom saw to that. On the other hand, there's no way you're letting anyone interfere with your small piece of me time."Hmmm- I have time, yes. Just give me a moment, first.""Sure, yeah."He steps back, watching the spar between the bearded giant and the sword-wielding gate guard. Gate guard is actually pretty damn good with a blade, huh. You have no real method of judging a man's skills with a club, though. It just kinda looks the same to you as anything- No, nevermind, that's not important.You turn back your friends. Sheszka is trying very hard to not look disappointed, while Jin has abandoned any pretense, and adopted some kind of childlike pouty face. You giggle a bit when she snorts up at you, and work your hand into her hair, combing it out around the tufts decorating her head. Her expression melts as she leans into the treatment, breaking into a smile that encourages your fingers that much more. You pull Sheszka towards you, leaning her against you so you can scratch at her ears without effort. You can feel her smile spreading against your body, and you scratch a bit faster, targeting just behind the flicking wolf's ears. Her tail thumps against you, and you can see her leg jumping ever so slightly, twitching in time with your efforts.You manage to break free after a minute or so, nodding to the pair as you move towards the arena. Cliff catches your movement in the corner of his eye, turning to face you as you advance.It's not nearly as impressive as it sounds. Spotting a giant spider isn't exactly difficult.
>>35997525I think that it is a little out of character for Lyra to ask her to join her. At the same time, Nin will probably invite herself if she figures out we are leaving.
>>35997857He heads to a nearby free circle with you, and you can feel the crowd switching gears; a slowly closing ring. You're fairly certain you heard someone else taking bets. You smile.Facing down your opponent to be, however, lets you put your finger directly on what's bothering you.No, not literally."Ah-Cliff, yes?""Yeah, that's right.""You are not wearing armour.""Huh? I don't usually.""Uhm. Is there someone here who can heal then? Or lend you armour?"He laughs. "You really that worried about it?">"Yes.">"Well, if you say it's fine...">Give him a demonstration.>Other (?)
>>35997878>Give him a demonstration.
>>35997878>>"Well, if you say it's fine...">>Give him a demonstration.
>>35997878>>Give him a demonstration.Rules of spiders.>>35997871Sadly, it would be out of character, as we've barely gotten to know her or how capable she is, especially knowing that Moths are pretty vulnerable and a target for kidnapping. So Nin following on her own initiative until it's too late to turn back and return her home would probably be most likely.
>>35997878>"Well, if you say it's fine...">Give him a demonstration.
>>35997878>>Other (?)"I am a Giant Spider."
>>35997914>Sadly, it would be out of characterNot really. If we find out that she wants to explore the forest, it would definitly be very Lyra to promise to protect her on the journey. We just need to find out she wants that first.
>>35997878>>"Well, if you say it's fine...">>I am a Giant Spider>>Give him a demonstration.
>>35997878> "You are skilled, yes? But being reckless is not good. Please put on armor, or we will not spar."
>>35997938Fair enough, though the issue is getting the opportunity to find out, as we've only seen Nin once in... forty threads.
>>35997878>Give him a demonstration.wonder how this demonstration is going to effect the betting pool?
>>35997958Twice, technically. But you are right, we need another journey to the moth village. But if we want to do a forest expdition, it would make sense to go there for some healing dust first.
>>35997914>Vulnerable MothsMy dad got to do training in Panama, they have giant moths with wing powder that will give you blister you like a second-degree "burns" just from brushing against them, god help you if you try to handle it...
>>35997878>Give him a demonstration.>"I am a Giant Spider, Yes."
>>35997878>"Yes."No other warning; I want to see the betting continue.
>>35997878Are WE wearing armor? I don't want to underestimate this guy
>>35997985They're still among the weakest of the forest races.
>>35997988REQM has ruined me. I now wait for the day when I'll meet a girl who ends all her statements with yes and a questioning inflection.
>>35998003Only because they likely don't evolve the chemical warfare traits often.
>>35997985Something still eats the bastards. Probably Giant Spiders.
>>35997878>>"Well, if you say it's fine..."It'll be fine
>>35998022Napalmoth better be an evolution variant of theirsI wonder what the variant that makes the Viagra dust looks like...
Demonstration intimidation!Give me 1d100!This is not for Lyra.
>>35997997It had not been stated otherwise so I assume we are wearing it as normal.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>35998100
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>35998100I fear that I might accidentally break you.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>35998100
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>35998100
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>35998100
>>35998116>>35998118>>35998119Haha.Good to see we don't waste good rolls on others.
>>35998116>52Well, he shouldn't suffer any permanent injuries with that roll.
>>35998100Please tell me our goal was to roll low. Also, please tell me that if we are going for intimidate, Lyra is going to do the fire hands.I'm also generally curious how hot we can make our body burn on command and with concerted effort.
52 15 51Alright, then!Writing!
>>35998003the way it seems to work is, that weak races evolve more often. if we were a moth, we would be on a far higher evolution number by now.So ultimately, we could meet a mothera type of mega moth who evolved a lot and is super strong.its just that most people don't go around putting their lives in constant danger for the XP.and an arachne's base evolution is stronger than the a moth's base>>35998022they all seem to have it. we buy from them sleep powder and lewd powder. that is chemical warfare.
>>35998113it was fairly thoroughly destroyed, we came to town to get it repaired.But we got sidetracked with learning to be blacksmith instead.
>>35998166>if we were a moth, we would be on a far higher evolution number by nowWe would also have had a lot less chance for heavy fighting though, so we would probably be at best at our current level.
>>35998166>the way it seems to work is, that weak races evolve more often.You gain XP and evolve but pushing your limits and facing challenges.By default, the weaker races face greater challenges so will evolve faster in the beginning. However, once they reach the level that they are no longer challenged like that, they stop evolving so fast.The only way to evolve then is by intentionally going out looking for a challenge, like us.
>>35998180No, if got some scratches that we repaired with resin. Wasn't damaged bad at all.We came to town mostly to take Jim home so Harpymom doesn't worry.
>>35998166>>35998189It basically works out to an evolution by necessity model. An arachne can live comfortably in this forest without evolving once. A harpy or moth, on the other hand, would likely have to evolve at least a couple of times to deal with the occasional threats more competently. As for MC mentality, it is a given that we would explore and adventure to about the same degree. However, the choice in evolutions would probably have emphasized stealth, confusion, and planning more than straight up brutality. I suspect we would probably be on evo 5 as opposed to 2.
>>35998227Yes, they were combat rolls. No, they weren't OUR combat rolls.52 isn't terrible. Our opponent shouldn't be hurt to badly.
>>35998297>I suspect we would probably be on evo 5 as opposed to 2Not even close. Look at Jin, for example, she is still behind us, despite being for her standards not any less thrill seeking. Our big game hunting made a huge difference, that we wouldn't have had as moth.
>>35998166Sleep and lewd powder do not compare to raining the dust of some fluoride hellfire compound on our enemies.
>>35998355She's also not been with us all the time, or keep on killing bears.
He continues on, gesturing with a training sword and a smile on his face."I know arachne are supposed to be strong, but I'm an adventurer. I won't break that easy!"You ignore him, leaning double and putting one hand against the floor."Uh- What're you-"Your other hand comes to your lips as you look up at him, curling and extending one finger across your mouth."Ssssshhhh. Watch."There's a crack as rock and dirt give way beneath your strength. Conversation stills, stops. The room becomes very, very quiet.It barely takes any effort. You drive your hand straight into the earth, stopping once you reach your elbow.The effect is immediate. Betting explodes from the sidelines, though you have a feeling it is swinging violently in one direction. The gate guard is laughing, a few other adventurers are cursing up a storm.Above all, the dumbfounded look on his face as you simply push your hand into the floor is very gratifying.He swallows heavily, looking between you and your wolf.You shake your head."Sheszka is much stronger than she looks, yes. Tougher, too. Put on some armour.""Yeah. I, uh. Yeah. I'll do that."It takes a few minutes, but the other adventurers help him into a light, plated looking set of cloth. He hops in place a few times, testing the weight, his speed.He taps a few plates, and satisfied with what he's got, steps back into the ring.You both nod, taking stances.He angles himself sideways at you, free hand leading, holding his sword loosely behind him- he moves shifting his weight and hopping gliding towards you...>Test his defenses. Throw a few jabs.>Wait and see how he attacks. >Circle him, look for openings.>Other (?)For those wondering, those were his rolls to keep his nerve.
>>35998431>if only because that gives us knowledge of paper lanternsAs you yourself prove(I assume, if not I know how those work too), you don't need to be japanese to know that. She comes from a space-traveling future, we can assume she knows how these things work fairly well.>>35998435>Test his defenses. Throw a few jabs.
>>35998435>Test his defenses. Throw a few jabs.Let's see what he's working with. He's a dodgy type, so he should avoid them.
>>35998435>Test his defenses. Throw a few jabs.
>>35998435>>Test his defenses. Throw a few jabs.
>>35998435Ah, good to know.> Test his defenses while he is still recovering from the shock. Throw a few jabs.> Pierce our front legs into the floor to further emphasize the danger our strength poses.Shock and awe will probably serve us well.
>>35998435>>Test his defenses. Throw a few jabs.>>35998521She's not from OUR Earth, but she's from Earth. Also, she's not Japanese: her name was Sarah.
>>35998491>>35998521I keep forgetting we are from the far off future. Otherwise when I think mag-rail, I think Japan. Anyway, deleted that previous comment partly to save space.
>>35998243>However, once they reach the level that they are no longer challenged like that, they stop evolving so fast.That level is "be as strong as a strong race". And at such point they can still evolve if they keep challenging themselves. finding bigger and badder monsters to fight and kill
Test his defenses! Ease him into it!Implying Lyra has any idea what easy is.Gimme 3d100, please!
>>35998587>Also, she's not Japanese: her name was SarahPeople give their children foreign names all the time. And in the far off future, who knows.
>>35998297>It basically works out to an evolution by necessity model. An arachne can live comfortably in this forest without evolving once. A harpy or moth, on the other hand, would likely have to evolve at least a couple of times to deal with the occasional threats more competently.they seem to live in very dense communities, unlike the arachne which are more loners.If their communities have proper military/guard system, then they do not actually need to ever evolve depending on their job
Rolled 45, 99, 48 = 192 (3d100)>>35998708Blame mom for that
Rolled 76, 57, 85 = 218 (3d100)>>35998708
Rolled 45, 41, 56 = 142 (3d100)>>35998708
Rolled 17, 96, 92 = 205 (3d100)>>35998708
Rolled 64, 23, 51 = 138 (3d100)>>35998708
>>35998725>>35998727>>3599872876,99, 85Poor bastard..
>>35998725>>35998727>>3599872876,99!,85.I pity the fool.
76 99 85Writing!
>>35998370sleep is save or die spell.if you fall asleep mid combat, you are done forand lewd is very potent chemical warefare. if we could drop lewd dust instead of fluoride hellfire, we would.
Rolled 2, 80, 45 = 127 (3d100)>>35998708do not underestimate the power of the Skullbutt Queen
>>35998784lyra is now officially her mom
>>35998725>>35998727>76, 99, 85>Take it east on him.PffffttttAHHAAAAHAAAAAAA!"Oh, dear. Humans are not meant to bend that way, are they. I am very sorry, yes."
>>35998784I'm sorry Cliff
>>35998832we should offer to let our mother train some of the members of the guild... after we tell in great detail how she trained us. I'm sure the looks on there faces would make it all worth it
>>35998832>>35998837We are not actually trying to injure him here. high successes probablly means we won without crippling the fellow
>>35998901I assume he is a experienced adventurer, so I don't think he will be defeated that easily, he got some difficulty modifiers of his own. We did well, but I would be surprised if we completly overwhelmed him with anything besides the 99.
Training with him will be good for Lyra, it'll give her some perspective on how strong other adventurers are, and how hard she can push when sparring.You might call it her Cliffnotes.
>>35998934that is true. i was actually worried earlier we are grossly underestimating him and will get our ass whupped. which would be funny>>35999021ha, yes.
>>35998600>>35998491Where were we told that Sarah/Lyra was from a space-faring future?She had just gotten out of work and was waiting for a regular train at a platform when she was killed.Her talk of the games and technology she worked with implied the present to only a few years into the future.
Lyra always gets high combat rolls. Except when Mom is involved.
>>35999061She is from the same real-world as the protag of the LN, which is a pretty sci-fi future.Its in the ask.fm.
>>35999083well mom is scary
>>35999153Just imagine, 20 years down the line with us raising kids. Mom beat us that badly as a Widow, we'll likely be a half-metal-lord-super-spider, our poor poor kids...
You can start off slow, you guess. Poke at him a bit. See how good he is.Of course, your body isn't quite listening to your brain. Maybe you should talk to Mom about that? 'Your training is too good, yes. I tried to go easy on someone, and shattered all of their limbs.' 'Oh, is that all? Good for you, yes.'You're losing arguments with an imagined figment of your mother. This isn't good.Back in reality, you've advanced ever so slightly, your spear hanging low in a two-handed grip, legs wide, keeping yourself just off the floor. You've at least managed to not circle him. You have a feeling he might have run if you started to treat him like prey.You jab your spear forward, low and straight- Cliff slaps it away from himself, hopping sideways around it to counter- where he stutter-steps, leaping backwards as he realizes that being inside your spear leaves you still out of reach, and him well within range of your legs.He lands lightly, taking another stance, and you sweep the spear around- his sword dips and catches it, but you hook his leg anyway, throwing him onto his back. He rolls sideways in a panic- You're on top of him in an instant, aiming the spear down, trying to pin him to the floor. The adventurer manages to spin up to his feet, half crouched, bracing his sword with his free hand to stop the thrust you've thrown at him.The correct response would have been to dodge, probably.You catch his blade with the cross of your spear, making a mockery of his balance and his attempt to block at the same time- you follow through with the thrust as though he wasn't there, lifting him off his feet and shooting him out of the circle, where he skids to a stop, sprawling on his back in the sand.Yeah, on second thought, you really have no idea how to take it easy on someone.Mom has really done a number on your psyche.>Are you okay?>Uh, sorry, yes?>Are we done, then?>Other (?)
>>35999861>Are you okay?
>>35999861>>Are you okay?>>Uh, sorry, yes?
>>35999861>Are you okay?>Uh, sorry, yes?>Other: "I thought you would dodge! Why didn't you dodge?"
>>35999861>>Uh, sorry, yes?It's a bad excuse but we SORT of have sparring PTSD or something.
>>35999861>>Uh, sorry, yes?
>>35999861>Other>Sorry. I did warn you.
>>35999861>Next time a giant spider strikes at you. Dodge.>Are you okay?
>>35999861>Are you okay?>Uh, sorry, yes?
>>35999861>'Your training is too good, yes. I tried to go easy on someone, and shattered all of their limbs.' 'Oh, is that all? Good for you, yes.'My sides. Gone now.
>>35999861Okay let's try again. but like 2-on-1
>>36000011The guard boy? Single him out? See his terror make him look adorable?
An apology, and a quick check to see if you might have damaged somebody!
Soseeing as we have a while before we evolve againlets have knife fight about the evolution after that.REQM hinted that 5 form evolutions would be mythical evolutions.what do you think that means?Strength so crazy that people make myths about us?Resembling mythical creatures/gods?what will Lyra end up as?
>>36000238>Resembling mythical creaturesProbably this. So long till Asura Spider
>>36000238Metal Spider is what I desire.
>>36000238>Resembling mythical creatures/gods?Judging by the fact that one of Jin's potential evolutions is a literal Phoenix, I'd say this. As for what exactly it would be, I dunno, but I guess "giant fucking spider" is on the list. I just want Lyra to be a regular fucking spider, not a giant one.
>>36000264God I want it so badly.It'd look metal as fuck
>>36000396I share similar sentiments.No need for all this legendary superqueenness.
>>36000411Actually it would lookkind of badThe asura look only works from certain angles using physiology that just looks dumb if you look at it closely
>>36000411Metal is also a crystal, so it can double as our lord stone.
>>36000395I would LOVE Metal Spider.Do you guys think we would be able to combine metal spiderbutt with forgetouch to shape our forelegs into right nasty blades?
>>36000413I want Queenness.. but not Giantess.
>>36000439Full out Asura's Wrath LyraWhen she gets combat rage-y her whole body turns cracked and magma, she sprouts a second pair of arms and wields unlimited weapons from molten steel
So, looking at the pastebin, Jin's level 100.
>>36000439 I disagree with your opinion. >>36000469I think we probably could already make some custom blades for our two forelimbs.
>>36000469all the legs might make it impossible to say.. walk in someones house.. or move properly. Blades sinking into the ground every step would be a pain in the ass.
>>36000512Yup, we just gotta wait till she sleeps. And since she pretty much spends much of the day doing that on our shell, maybe we might actually see what an evolution in progress looks like?
>>36000485I, too, would like to see a normalish sized Queen.
>>36000584I think we missed that goal by miles already. We are already huge and will still grow naturally regardless of our future evolutions.
>>36000581>it's just like in pokemon
>>36000395Brutal Legend Metal Spider-Butt?>>36000581Nah, she'd be tucked away under our Skull and we might 'feel' her stirring in her sleep and see her emerge evolved...
You know, I kind of find myself wondering if Adventurers (or maybe just this one and his friends) either don't really know much of anything about monster evolutions or if they simply haven't caught on to the fact that we've gone thorugh 2 Evolutions and gained special subtypes twice, as an Arachne which typically evolve slowly due to having stronger base stats.I mean, we're n the same evolutionsary tier as an Ogre and come from a much stronger base.Attempting to duel that in an up-front fight really isn't a bright idea.
>>36000572So what stops us from forgetouching them BACK into the default shape?Fucking nothing, blades for battle, legs for walking.
>>35998010my wife used to talk like that when her english was terrible it was more a confidense thing still cute as hell though.
>>36000629So it turns out we were pokemon this whole time.Who knew?
>>36000650In battle you may still want your legs to.. function as legs. If the blade shit fucks up traction it's a bad idea. Heating them though... and becoming a walking molten metal inferno..>>36000653It's fucking adorable.
>>36000674The corpses of those assholes throwing metal balls and food at us, of course.
>>36000648Turns out fate has allowed them a situation where it IS a good idea to duel that, as it won't actually hurt them, and chances to practice fighting such things without getting hurt are rare.
>>36000689We already use our legs as weapons, we kinda fuck shit up with them.
>>36000648Arachne don't really leave the forest. So they have no idea how strong regular arachne are, let alone how strong a evolution of one is.And he was just trying it out, you don't get the opportunity to fight a giant spider every day.>>36000650We could put some iron rings around our forelegs, we are strong enough that the weight doesn't bother us, and we could shape them into all sorts of useful tools and weapons when needed.
Guys, if we want metal spiderbutt, we need to practice with metal more.Like that anon suggested way back when, molten metal whips.
>>36000745>maybe even pick up classesWe can't pick up classes. Also mage evolution a shit
>>36000745Lord evolutions are for Over-specialization.We don't want that, and Mage evolutions are usually physically weaker than normal evolutions.And how the hell would being made of steel feel unnatural? We are a giant spider who is capable of touching metal and turning it molten, there is nothing "natural" for you to base things off of.
>>36000761Personally, I'd rather go full Nanomachines Son! and become as ridiculously physically powerful as possible. Break mountains with her fists stronk.
>>36000783Did you just call Sara a shit? I'll fight you, mate.
>>36000761>>36000469>>36000395>>36000238More monstrous evolutions would not be my preferred path to advancement. Being made of pure fire, earth or steel would feel a little unnatural. That said, for my part I'm hoping for a lord type or a mage type half-evolution is next up to bat.As for an end game, mythical spider motif, our evolution might involve a sort of always on, permanent fire ability that summons hovering orbs of molten rock/metal around us that can be converted into magma armor, weapons, projectiles, etc. In that sense, we would be like a magma kami spider, a master of versatility capable of doing all of the things to some degree (which seems to be what people are aiming for.Alternately, we might consider picking up classes.
>>36000817 Its obviously about mage evolutions for us. Sara is a actual magic specialist.
Da fucks wrong with you guys? I'm just here for the head pat lewds
>>36000817Sara not a shit because Sara is a dedicated mage, who was always physically weaker and less capable of the physical side of things.Mage-evolution for US would be a shit.
>>36000783Isn't a class in world for the most part just a job or at least a loose definition of affiliation/skill set? Pretty sure we could find gainful employment somewhere. If not lets go hang out with a circle of geomancers have them teach us their ways.
>>36000837There are no classes, it's a job system and we can't pick one up.There is nothing "natural" to feel unnatural about, our legs are basically a step away from being molten rock anyway.Mage doesn't fucking suit us because we will NEVER be as good as a REAL mage because we can't produce our own mana and would have to rely on stolen spells or mana batteries, which is a stupid fucking idea, and Lords are for over-specialization and are there to make monsters feel better about not becoming a better monster. because they focused too much on something.Metalspiderbutt is best spiderbutt, shut up.
>>36000808Yeah, I would like that the most too. I don't want us to get too overloaded with special abilities, feels way too crowded. We got pretty much all the special abilities we need, from here on, I would prefer to focus on physical power.
>>36000238Powers so crazy that reality bends and reforms actively to our desires. By simply existing we shape the world around us.
>>36000863Nah. Think of the world like a JRPG. We're a monster, so we get monster abilities and evolutions. Humans, Elves, etc. get classes instead of evolutions.
>>36000900>Sacrificing special abilities in a world where Gods DO exist.I doubt physical might is going to do shit to a creature made entirely on smoke, anon.
>>36000922Then we just need something that lets us punch things made out of smoke. Problem solved.
>>36000922Punch it so hard the shockwave disperses it to the point it can't reform.
>>36000844>>36000850To be fair, the guy you were quoting had deleted their original post, so I couldn't see what you were talking about.>>36000922They didn't say sacrifice the abilities, they just don't want to be oversaturated with special abilities. We have a pretty good set of special abilities right now, and I'm pretty sure we can unmagic the smoke thing or something.
>>36000922Trap it in a shell of magma.
>>36000922There're probably enchantments we can give our weapon that would help with that, just have to forge 10 different spears with different enchantments for every occasion
>>36000922>>36000979>>36000988yeah, we have MORE than enough special abilities to deal with most things. We don't need more.Heck, we can both catch the thing in a silk balloon AND earthbend it captured. That's almost too many powers.
>>36000894I think REQM did away with the "you don't have mana" thing. At least we can now use earth and fire based mana without a battery by all accounts.As for "unnatural", I mean that there are certain levels of divergence beyond which I will not find Lyra as interesting as a character because her human aspect will be all but gone. Consider if she was remade entirely out of metal, including her soft, human half. Consider if she bled fire and cried pitch and her body was a molten monstrosity that could never be put out. Those are the things that "mythic evolutions" reflect for me, an intrinsic and permanent representation of the epitome of monstrous power. I like Lyra to be able to deal with people on a casual "human" level, and more monstrous divergence doesn't help with that.
>>36000846They're confused about what the future will hold. The only known evolution at this point is half-lord, we know that there are others but not what they are or how to get them.
>>36001012>At least we can now use earth and fire based mana without a battery by all accountsThats not magic, its just elemental control. That two different things.We still can't use magic without a mana source.
>>36000911If a monster joins a wizard's guild is it not then a wizard? WHEN WILL THE INEQUALITY END?!?
Your stride makes it fairly easy to cross the room in seconds, looming over your latest victim like a harbinger of death. Your hair halos your face like a void as your lips form the words angels dread-"Ah, are you okay?"The adventurer holds up a hand, signalling his need for a second to respond as he puffs and wheezes, trying to get air in his lungs again. Around you, people laugh, money exchanges hands.Another adventurer marches forwards, shooing you back and pulling Cliff up till he's sitting on the sand."C'mon ya wuss. Get some air in ya.""I am sorry, yes."Your downed opponent manages a nod, his breathing coming back under control, evening out.Conversations swirl all around you."Didn't think the old bastard was serious-""I bloody told you idiots.""-Right through the gods damned floor. Not even trying-""Hells, can you imagine getting hit-""-tear me right in half-""Jin's yapping about magic, too-"You blush a bit. Being the conversation piece for a room of people isn't something you're used to. Well, Jin-No, bragging to kids isn't the same. Having adults be wary of you is new.One man, an hourglass in one hand and undoubtedly a big bag of money in the other raises his voice over the hubbub."Oi, anyone gonna take a shot?"Silence.Then an eruption of laughter. The big bearded guy is actually slapping his knee.You had no idea people actually did that."Nope." "No." "Hahaha- gods you're not even joking-""I like my bits right where they are, yeah.""Hells, I ain't gonna make any money like this-""You're an absolute bastard.""Can't blame me for trying."More laughter. You smile, and head for your friends. You don't think you'll be getting any more sparring in today.>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And not several stories tall.>Just go relax somewhere. Chat with your friends. (About?)>Other (?)
>>36001056>>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.Let them get their rest, again
>>36001012That's not mana or magic.That's the Earth/Fire control ability we've gained.It keys off of stamina and is based around controlling the element in question as opposed to learning spells aligned with that element.Jin has Star Control too, but that doesn't make her a Star Mage like Sara.It means she can chuck energy balls at people.
>>36001056>None of them even want to do three on one.Pussies.>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.
>>36001056>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.We can hunt after Jin evolved.Now its time to watch our best freind sleeping. Its not creepy if its for science!
>>36001012Nope, not magic just elemental control bases on us being a step away from being made out of magma and having the blessings of a God of Earth and a Demi-God of Fire.No mana, no magic, just asking those elements to do what we want.
>>36001056>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.
>>36001056>>Just go relax somewhere. Chat with your friends. (What do you think about exploring somewhere for a long time? Underground, out of the forest, deeper in the forest...?)Set up ADVENTURE!. Also, loving that everyone is having the dawning realization that "holy shit, Jin wasn't joking when she keeps telling everyone that her friend is "Strong."."
>>36001012>As for "unnatural", I mean that there are certain levels of divergence beyond which I will not find Lyra as interesting as a character because her human aspect will be all but gone.Dude, our Human' bits won't be changed that much, just our arm chitin, our human bits haven't been affected by anything up to this point at all, except our hair and arms.
>>36001056> Go huntingTo live life to the fullest is an oath we swore to the rising sun! More to the point, we need to keep pushing ourselves, finding interesting things to eat, kill, fight, and discover.Plus, this gives us an excuse to find a sunset for Jin.
>Just go relax somewhere. Chat with your friends. (About?)About the townsfolk, and the kids.Where ARE they these days? normally they swarm us! Is it the skull?Also, WATCH JINWATCH FOR EVOLUTION LIKE A KID WATCHING FOR SANTA
>>36001056>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And not several stories tall.If we don't start farming XP like crazy again, Jin might overtake our level!!!She's only 15 levels behind us and harpies level faster!!!
>>36001056>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.Keep the eyes on the harpy!
>>36001056>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And ONLY TWO stories tall.
>>36001056>>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And several stories tall.
>>36001167Jin will overtake us inevitably as long as we take her on adventure with us. Which is perfectly fine because she needs 1-2 evolutions ahead to keep up with us.
>>36001008I still want our spiderbutt to be made out of metal that is as soft or hard as we desire it to be, and heated by our internals.It would be like falling asleep on the hood of your car when it's been warmed by the sun.
>>36001157this is meant to be linked.>>36001056
>>36001056>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And not several stories tall.We eat a lot, so we need more food.
>>36001056>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And not several stories tall.DELEESHUS FOOD
>>36001056>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.want to get to the evolution today. We can always hunt another time. And we are so much more powerful than anything in the forest, we won't even level from hunting at this point.
It's looking like we're going for the harpy/wolfgirl slam dunk.Straight into the river.But all gentle-like.Writing!
>>36001056Intend on;>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.Plan for>You could manage a quick hunt. Something close by. And preferably several stories tall.
>>36001301>Go four a walk through the town>End up fighting an earth dragon several miles away.Spiders, not even once.
>>36001333Earth Dragons?In My Starter Town?It's more Likely than you Think.
>>36001333>>36001407Final Fantasy II. Go south from the starting town. Have fun.
>>36001207pretty sure our xp rate is maxed out as long as we go on all the same adventures she won't be able to catch up to us.
>>36001508Harpies actually have a slightly faster XP gain rate than us, though overall they're weaker in the long run.
So, about Jin's feather... could we ask her mom about the meaning of gift-feather placement while Jin's asleep?
>>36001508Harpies evolve faster than arachne. A lot faster.And our xp gain rate isn't that far ahead of hers.
>>36001287is that friendly selkie encounter still within the realm of possibilities or is it gone forever?
>>36001590I would be fine with that. We'll need to know where to put the feather she'll give us from her head.
>>36001590We already did.A feather from a wing is friendship, a feather from the collar (ours) is eternal friendship / companionship, a feather from the head is love.
>>36001056>>They're probably tired. Rinse them off in the river and head for Jin's house.
>>36001718Where we display it means something too.
>>36001718They mean what to do with the feather once we receive one.
>>36001718We got the meaning of the feather but not where it should be displayed.
>>36000238Under the assumption that we get up off our tremendous ass and do something in the next little while, my money is on:Evolution: ReaperSub-type: Forgesworn, Molten, GuildedA more purified version of our present form, with the shell taking on a pure black sheen. Metal tracery runs through the shell for a gold and silver on black aesthetic. When aggravated, an intensifying heat builds within the shell, causing the ceramic like carapace to glow a red or white hot. Tracery reforms to maximize strength of shell versus impact. Skull moves into subcarapace metal plating containing skull motif.Leading into final evolution:Legendary Spider: Heart of Earth and FireAppearance: Looks surprisingly close to a normal, if large arachne with precious metal tracery and gems in its shell. Extremely strong and durable. When aggravated, its full body begins to glow with a furious white heat. Earth and fire begin spontaneously activating in the vicinity. Not unheard of for it to encase its full body in steel, earth, or molten rock for added layers of protection.
>>36001748>>36001750>>36001810Obviously we display it tied in our hair.Obviously.We can claim ignorance when people ask, but we have a pretty good idea what it means.Flustered Jin best Jin.
>>36001896>Wanting to give up our Beautiful Ruby shellAbsolutely disgusting.
>>36001056>Just go relax somewhere. Chat with your friends. (About?)Universe n stuf
>>36001896Black->Red->Red/brown->BlackYeah that makes so much sense.
Both of your friends are already starting to doze- leaning against each other to stay upright. They offer sleepy smiles as you move towards them- Jin even raises her wings, waiting to be picked up.It occurs to you that they might be spoiled.Regardless, you prop up Sheszka with a leg while you deposit Jin into her eye socket of choice, the little harpy cozying up as soon as her feet touch your shell, folding her wings and settling down in seconds.You turn back to Sheszka- who has wrapped her arms around your leg in an approximation of a hug, slumping forwards and snapping back as she tries to stay awake. Her smile of droopy eyed gratitude brings a grin to your face, and she follows Jin's lead in curling up behind you.You wave to the adventurers as you depart, and some of them even return it. Above, you walk eagerly through the guild, into the street and making a run (it's more of a lazy walk) for the river. The light is turning red along with the sky, giving the whole trip a slow, vacation type feeling. You pass more than a few families, headed back from laundry, or fishing, or whatever it is you do in a river in small towns.The children clamour for a ride on your skull, but Jin isn't budging. Or possibly even concious, all things considered. She was awake for a long time, today.You leave the crowd behind as the buildings open up, and head down the bank into the river. It's a bit of a struggle to get everyone unclothed, but at least you don't have to convince Sheszka to get in the water. Appropriately attired for bathing, you drop yourself down, face downstream and think fire-y thoughts.
>>36002085It isn't long before the river that passes you by does so a great deal warmer than it was, and you start in on cleaning your friends. Sheszka is dropped in first, mildly awake as she is. She sits, doglike, in the warm water, humming happily as you use an earthcrafted rock as an impromptu bucket, dumping warm water over her with one hand and holding her ears shut against the flow with the other. You run your fingers through her short fur, across the pads on the bottoms of her feet, cleaning between her wide toes and scrubbing her all over.Satisfied that you've got her at least presentable, you let her step out of the river- where she staggers two steps forwards, bends over and shakes herself impossibly fast, sending droplets of water in every direction. She turns back to you, and stands at the edge of the water, rubbing her eyes. You pick her up and drop her back in her spot, and she lays down as best she can, falling asleep in an instant.Jin struggles a bit when you pick her up, trying to keep contact with the warmth of your shell, but you manage to get her into the water in front of you all the same. She calms down as you start scrub her clean, even cracking an eye slowly, watching you work."Lyyyyra?""Yes?""Diiiiid I.... Did I do good?""Of course."She stops a moment, blinking slowly as she contemplates that, and you dump another bucket of water over her head."Reeeally?""Yes, Jinni."You lean forwards, wrapping your arms around the drowsy harpy, giving her a warm hug."You did very good, yes? You're strong, Jinni."She smiles back at you, her one open eye slowly sliding shut as she yawns.
>>36002108"Thaaaank you, Lyra. For beeeing, for friend."You pick her up, drying her as best you can, and she curls up in your arms, folding into a compact ball of feathers that you easily fit into the slot on your back.With only yourself left to take care of, you simply lean into the water,letting the river run over you, scrubbing until you feel clean, and maybe a little raw.You make your way to the bank, stopping a second to dress your unresisting friends, and throwing a blanket over them before you head straight for Jin's house.>Chat with Lia before you go to sleep. (About?)>Pass out.>Try not to be infected by harpy yawns.>Other (?)
>>36002085>>36002108>>36002133... We really should stop spoiling them so much... But the lewds...
>>36002133>Chat with Lia before you go to sleep. (About?)>feather placement, its important and we want to get it right.>>36002156>stop spoiling themNEVER!
>>36002133>Try not to be infected by harpy yawns.We need to watch our harpy this time.REAL close.Also,>stop spoiling them
>>36002133>Chat with Lia before you go to sleep. (About?)The meaning of harpy feathers and how they should be worn/displayed.
>>36002133>Chat with Lia before you go to sleep.ask what our mom was like when she was younger, we could always use more ammunition to use on her when she gets on our case for doing adventurous like things
>>36002133>>Chat with Lia before you go to sleep. (Feathers)>>36002156Why? And we spoil them for the cutes, not the lewds. That'll come in a few years.
>>36002133>>36002170Actually, changing this to>Pass out.I think it might be better to not wear it outside, that just risks the feather getting lost when we get hit badly or something. In a pouche at our chest is the best place. Close to our heart
>>36002133>>Try not to be infected by harpy yawns.
>>36002133> Chat with Lia's mother about feathers.> Try not to be infected by harpy yaws.
>>36002133>Try not to be infected by harpy yawns.stay awake, watch jin evolve
>>36002133If you don't want to spoil the particulars of evolutions, feel free to call it here as, "No, you fall asleep." I don't think anyone will begrudge you that little bit of mystery.
>>36002133>Try not to be infected by harpy yawns.We have to know!
>>36002133>Chat with Lia before you go to sleep. (About?)
A feather chat and trying to stay up?Tsk tsk, naughty spiders.Gimme 1d100, please!
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>36002372goooooo
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>36002372wakky wakky
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>36002372
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>36002372
>>36002372For what purpose?
32 3 and 62?Writing!
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>36002421So wait, when you ask for 1d100, are you now going to be taking all 3 rolls rather than the highest?
>>36002383>>36002386>>36002402we are TERRIBLE at staying up
>>36002456Depends on what we roll for.
>>36002456No, I just show which dice made it.
>>36002543I'm guessing it's for staying awake, which would be at a hard difficulty, with no DC lowering due to not having a skill rank in Waiting For Santa and DC increased due to cute girls sleeping on top of us and being so cuddly and tempting.
>>36002510So, does that mean of the three, only the 62 counts? Or do you mean that all three's cumulative value is our result?
>>36002510To clarify:Except for d10, it'll always be best of 3.In this case, you were rolling to stay awake, and scored a 62
>>36002476>Things Lyra is not good at>weavi>>36002606>Hey Harpymama tell me abo-zzzzzzzz
So Jin and Shezka are basically living in the skull now, right?Does that make Lyra a House Spider?
>>36002606So we get to watch our beloved Birdbutt grow into an even more beautiful butt?
>>36002648Probably not, but I'm fine with that. Some things are best left a mystery. Besides, it's a little meta that we know she's about to evolve.
>>36002648Yes. And she will have delicious thighs.
>>36002737All the better for Lyra to massage and lather with warm liquid.
>>36002737>>36002784All of you are TOOOO LEEEEWD
>>36002737I swear to god, it's like we have multiple ND's lurking in this thread. I can't say I find it pleasant.
>>36002823What can I say? When she gets older Lyra is going to find Jin to be tasty and succulent.
>>36002875>More than one ND existing at once>how horrifying.png
>>36002823I was talking about warm water, anon.Quit being lewd.
>>36002889It's a sad day when I find jokes about cannibalism funnier than lewdness, but ND can have that effect on threads.
>>36002875>>36002899Okay, some people like lewd jokes.That's okay.But nobody is roleplaying, demanding their fetishes be inserted, or going on nonstop about them.So lets keep the mention of it-who-must-not-be-named to a minimum.
>>36002979I mean I don't care one way or the other but>going on nonstop about them.
>>36003049So... anon is bitching that there may be name fags in this quest.. that don't use names? That's fucking retarded.
>>36002889You, you I like.
>>36003115He means NiceDaemonette a specific namefag that's particularly annoying
>>36003172If you're going to use his entire trip, spoiler the text.
>>36003267Why, it's not like saying their name three times will summon them.
>>36003267>>36003172>>36003115>>36003049>>36003008>>36003001>>36002979>>36002899>>36002875With that much being said, I think he/she/it has taken up enough of our precious thread space. Let's leave the rest for REQM and actually quest based content.
I wonder if we should use our past life pop-culture knowledge to tell the village kids some fictional stories.>Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku...
You're too tired to knock. You know that really isn't an excuse for abandoning manners, but you just wanna sit down and stop moving. It's been a long day.Sefi looks up alongside her mother as you enter the cabin- Jin's sister is curled on the bed on one side, and her mother is folded up on he other."Lyra. Had a good day, did you?"You smile tiredly."A busy day, yes."The older harpy ruffles her feathers, while Sefi settle back down, tucking her head beneath a wing."Fun, was it?""It turns out that some adventurers think that people exaggerate how strong arachne are.""Oh dear.""Yes."She cocks her head to the side, reminding you- They are owl harpies."Noone was hurt?""Nothing permanent. I had a spar, and he didn't want to wear armour to start.""And you... 'convinced' him?""I put my arm through the floor."She chuckles, muffling the sound with one wing."They'll get over it, yes. Noone bounces back faster than an adventurer. Bravery or idiocy, I'm not sure.""That's good, yes. Um. I had a question.""Mhmmm?"Your hands reach for the little pouch, smoothing over the warm silk."Jin gave me a feather, yes? When we met.""I remember, little one."You forge on as the motherly bird smiles."Mom... She told me a few meanings. Um. But she said how I keep it is important?""It is, yes.""Can you tell me?"
>>36003384I don't think she has all the same pop culture knowledge we have. I mean, she is a drider, not a single Lolth reference?
>>36003384I approve of this plan.
>>36003426Lia wiggles a bit, sitting up straighter as you sprawl further over the floor."Meanings... Well, That is Jin's to know. But for keeping it- Displaying it shows pride in the relationship. Keeping it close shows that it is important. Wearing it in your hair is declaration that you feel the same, and keeping it over your heart means that you will hold it forever."You're lying down, propping your head up on your folded arms, watching her speak."Mnm. What if I want to show more than one of those?""Keeping it over your heart is usually the most important. Showing it or not doesn't really matter, yes? Putting it in your hair is mostly to declare love. It is the wrong kind of feather for that, though.""Yes. From her neck.""Dedication, devotion, a life debt. A follower. You will not ever be rid of her, yes?"She smiles down at you, the warm look of a mother pleased with her children."I do not think I want to be, yes.""Good night, Lyra.""Good night."You lie on the floor, for a while, thinking. About Jin and Sheszka, and what you want to do.It could be anything. You can do whatever you want, can't you? Mom would be right there. Your friends, your family, would be right there. You smile, even while tears gather in your eyes. This is the kind of happiness you never thought you'd have.You watch your friends sleep, for a while. Smoothing their hair, watching smiles curl across their faces at your touch, even in rest. This. This is something special, something worthwhile. You watch them while your eyes droop, while you yawn and your vision blurs, while the moon rises and the stars twinkle above. Your eyes slowly drawing to a close while as you lay back down. It almost looks like Jin is starting to glow....>There will be another post, but I need to get some food in me.>Be back shortly!
>>36003384She would have fun with that, I think.www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCBA1wii70o
>>36003458>"Meanings... Well, That is Jin's to know. But for keeping it- Displaying it shows pride in the relationship. Keeping it close shows that it is important. Wearing it in your hair is declaration that you feel the same, and keeping it over your heart means that you will hold it forever."Don't suppose there's some way to display it on our breastplate without it getting damaged?
>>36003458dangit lyra, don't go to sleep just as the evolution happens.I mean, you might have to press B!
>>36003522We could just make it into a necklace, have the string long enough to hang over her heart
>>36003522We could probably put it into some glass container we meld to our plate? As long as it is outside the plate it wouldn't be dangerous for us, and it would make it reasonably safe.
>>36003522I prefer making some necklace out of it we can wear inside the armor. Makes it safe, and we carry it close to our heart.
>>36003618Hm, probably the best option: not exactly publicly displayed, but concessions can be made for adventuring, and we can wear it outside our clothes when not raiding dungeons.
>>36003528I always wonder what pressing B entailed. Does the trainer just run up to the pokemon and smack it with a rolled up newspaper?> "No, bad Pidgey! It stays small and adorable or I hates it forever!"Of course, more sadistic trainers might threaten it with talk of voices and the dark clutches of the PC.
Lyra:Begin the master plan to systemically coat the town in webs.Do it now, while they slumber! They'll thank you later!
>>36003442Plenty of premises to try. We should have enough stories for years.>But then, everything changed when the fire nation attacked.
>>36003458So monsters evolve like Pokemon. Huh.
>>36003716I don't know about coating the town, but we really should make new, fire resistant garments for our allies. The ask page says that our silk is now more flame retardant, so it should definitely be a project to go ahead and upgrade. Got prepare for our first dragon fight, after all.
>>36003768Our garments, every wall in town, all the flags, everything.
>>36003703A feature on the Pokedex that shoots an evolution canceling beam I think. But your idea is more entertaining.
>>36003522we should keep it on a necklace so that it falls roughly on our heard and put a decorative gold feather on our breastplate at the same spot
I'm back and writing, you can feel free to start the drumroll.
>>36003522I don't think we have to. Mom wears her wedding ring on a necklace under her armor, and that's even more significant than this.
>>36003849Ooh, I like this.You have very good ideas, anon.
>>36003903In this case its that the particular ways to carry it have traditional meaning, so its not the same thing. At least as far as we know.
>>36003849You might not be the best at capitalization, grammar or punctuation, but you are the best at ideas.GOOD JOB ANON
>>36003849Encasing the feather in amber is probably the best we could do for it. Aside from giving a perfect view of the undamaged feather when done correctly, the result is radiant, somewhere between fire and the glow of the sun.
"Lyra! Lyra!"You crack an eye, watching the wall above you, the placement of the sun against the boards.It sounds like Jin. But Jin won't be up for hours.Ergo, you're dreaming.You let your eyes drop closed again, snuggling further into a mass of blankets, basking in the slow heat of the morning."Nnnnnnnn! Lyyyyyyra!"Okay.Something is jumping up and down on your back, and this is not at all conducive to sleep.You groggily push your self onto your elbows, rubbing at your eyes- and the weight transfers from your back to your shoulders, while your vision fills with upside down harpy."Lyra! Look! Look at me, yes!""Nmnmn- Yer above me-"The harpy is over you in a flash wings flapping as she spins herself to face you, dropping onto your outstretched hands.With your attention on her, she proudly splays her wings, thrusting her chest forward, inflating with importance.Your friend has been bleached- Her feathers are shock white. Until the tips, at least. The edges fade into a dark blue, the spotted pattern barely visible among the dusky blue edges. Her hair is a black blue, falling to her shoulders in a messy pile, pure white tufts sticking up from the mass. "Look!"You grin up at the harpy, pushing yourself up and dropping her to her bottom before you."You grew!""I grew!""Look at you!""Yes! Yes!""Hahaha!"You seize the excited bird with a fierce hug, and she squeezes back against you, nuzzling into your neck and hair, hear tufts tickling at your ear."Look at you, Jinni! You're even stronger now, yes!"She nods, her whole body twisting with the movement, so excited that she's nearly vibrating in your hands.The sunrise catches her smile, her feathers, and she looks brilliant in the morning light, glowing in the dawn."Lyra! Thank you!"
>>36003940THESE FLAMES OF PASSION BURN ALL THAT WOULD DARE HARM WHAT I LOVE
>>36004201>That's it for tonight!>Thanks for playing!>Next thread for saturday! Keep an eye on titter for announcements, but it shouldn't be later than 2PM EST!>Comments, questions and concerns answered in thread!
>>36004223You are a massive cocktease REQM
>>36004223How big is Jin, and what is she, and how much of a cuteness and pettability increase did she gain?
>>36004223Thanks for running. You terrible tease, but at least you didn't end at the glowing
Great, now she is a Super Nova.
>>36004223Why is she thanking Lyra?
>>36004223So, did Jin manage a variant?
>>36004280Because Lyra dragging her along on crazy adventures and big game hunting is the reason she evolves so fast and becomes stronger.
>>36004223As always, thanks for running.
>>36004299I imagine she got something for all her struggles in staying awake. Maybe sun bro wrote her a check knowing she'd be good for it.
>>36004234Haha! Thanks for playing!>>36004241She's a little bigger now, and her smile is 200% more brilliant!>>36004261Thanks for playing!>>36004280She's aware she shouldn't be growing so fast, and has heard her mom talking about how you've got something to do with it.>>36004299Yes! So people don't rebel, chain me to a computer and demand pastebin updates-Jin is now a Comet-blessed Hawk Owl.
>>36004223thanks for running!
>>36004376>Comet blessed Hawk OwlREQM, you really are trying to make them lesbilewds by the hand of fate aren't you?
>>36004376Speaking of smiles, do harpies have beaks or humanoid mouths? If there is no consistency there, what does Jin's family have? Granted her sister is a king fisher, I imagine at least she has a beak.
>>36004376>her smile is 200% more brilliantSo shiny!>Comet-blessed Hawk OwlNow I want to know what that means!>>36004396I don't get it, care to eloborate?I mean, anymore than the star blessed did that.
>>36004429Lyra is the Earth, Sheszka is all that lives upon the Earth, and Jin is the celestial that is bound to the Earth.
>>36004309>>36004377Thanks for playing!>>36004419Harpies have mouths, rather than beaks.>>36004429Star powers, fire powers and much faster flight!
>>36004456>and Jin is the celestial that is bound to the EarthBut comets aren't bound to the earth. Quite the opposite actually. We need to get her to evolve into something moon or sun based.
>>36004459Strar powers, eh? So Jins 'thing' is even better now?
>>36004459>fire powersI hope that comes with extra fire resistance.
>>36004499Jin needs to shove her thing in Lyra's face.Gently.
>>36004489Both, soon I bet she'll never need to sleep or land. She will be the heavens.
>>36004459Engineering is rapidly conspiring to crush me, but I will endeavor to have moar art for you soon, REQM.
>>36004459I imagine her variant achievement list looked something like this:Sleeping with fire [10/5]Rise and Shine [10/5]Star Magic [5/5]Pigs are Delicious [1/5]Five More Minutes Mom [20/5]Five More Minutes Lyra [15/5]Not Obsessed! [10/5]
>>36004540You forgot to mention>L-Lyra~ Not t-there!~
>>36004580 But there is nowhere Jin wouldn't want Lyra to touch.
>>36004537Haha! No rush.Fanart isn't something I ever thought I'd be getting. Every piece is amazing.>>36004540Way more numbers under "Lyra, just take care of me.">>36004505It does indeed, thank god.>>36004499Was there every any doubt?
>>36004644Why are our friends so spoiled?Can we whip them into shape?
>>36004682Because they are too cute. And we do whip them into shape. Then proceed to spoil them. It's the Circle of Headpats.
>>36004682Because we SPOIL them too much.We should really stop that.
>>36004682It's the headpats, man. Shit's addictive, for both sides.
>>36004682They spoil us too anon.Like how they won't let us sully our hands by holding our food, they feed us, we feed them, we give them headpats, they'll tear anyone who disrupts said headpats apart.Soon, we shall tell them that if they do something, they shall receive the headpats.
A handy one step guide for how to stop the spoiling:No more head pats.
>>36004829Can't do that, Lyra would be just as devewstated.
>>36004740"Jin, my oldest and dearest friend. The King of the odious barbarians of the Iron Mountains threaten war against our subjects. He must be stopped, yes.""It will be done, Lyra. Please reward me when I return, yes.""... Really? Jin, you're not a month old anymore, you really don't need headpa-""You will pat my head, Lyra. We will enjoy it, yes. This will be done.""Fine. Spoiled harpy.""And also can you-""You can feed yourself, you lazy bird."
And now you're imagining Jin and Sheszka bartering with Lyra- They'll help hunt, stay awake, whatever- as long as their headpat quota is met.
>>36004885I'm imagining a nervous little moth being afraid. Her parents always warned her not to trust people dealing in headpats. But her Jin was always really trustworthy, and a single pat couldn't hurt, right?A week later she's an addict. She needs headpats to function.
>>36004880>The Great Matron: You, young wolf! What is the best in life?>Shezdan: the open woods, quick feet, sharp claws, and the wind in your fur.>Matron: WRONG>Matron: My queen! What is best in life?>Lyra: Crit your enemies. See your exp driven to a new level. Give headpats to your women.>Matron: That is good! That is good.
>>36005025Soon, head pats won't be enough. She'll go for harder highs such as chin rubbings and ear scratchings, and before long she'll be in a spider den getting belly rubs without a care in the world. It is a slippery slope, indeed.
>>36005074Slippery when wet.
>>36005074What about chestrubs?
>>36005243The War on Headpats was waged when that started hitting the streets.
>>36005426That war lasted less than a day and was a massive failure.Headpats conquered the world shortly after.
>>36005449They later made headpats legal, albeit regulated and taxed. This put many a coin in the Queen's coffer.