You wake up by degrees- An eye cracking open as the light glitters through the foliage, A nose twitching at unfamiliar scents, ears resounding with the patter of leaves dripping.Your body comes to life as you yawn. You tilt your head one way, then the other, the satisfying crack of your neck bringing a smile to your face. Even spiders love to stretch.Your fingers curl and find something warm, and you look down- Nin still sleeping, cupped in one arm, clutching at your shirt. Sheszka, apparently dissatisfied with the level of attention she's been receiving, wriggled her way under one arm- snoring gently with a smile on her face, your hand sitting idly on her head.You're not sure if she did that on purpose, or if your subconscious took care of it all on it's own.In any case, you aren't going anywhere without waking a small pile of sleeping monsters.The softest captivity.You let loose another yawn, eyes squeezing shut as your jaw protests. Your fangs shimmer in the morning light, and you blink back tears before settling back into your pile of friends. You pull Nin a little closer, start curling your fingers through Sheszka's brilliant silver-white hair. Both reward you with contented noises, sleepy smiles.This is a simple sort of happiness. One that you don't plan on giving up.>Sleep in a bit. Who cares?>Wake your friends gently. There's stuff to do. There's always stuff to do.>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?>Other (?)
>>36226612>brilliant silver-white hairAha! Finally. Moon wolf!>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?
>>36226612>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?it's time
>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?
>>36226612Announcements: 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=sharingGoogle docs has been updated, though it inflicts physical pain on me to do so.
>>36226612>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?
>>36226612> Sleep in a bit. Who cares?Shezka can show us in the morning.
>>36226612>Sleep in a bit. Who cares?ah, gotta love new spiderbutts
>>36226612>>Sleep in a bit. Who cares?Nin needs the sleep, and it seems Sheszka is rather happy with the way things are right now as well.
Map as promised.Made a few mistakes that I didn't realize till I was done. Flaws would be, missing land bridge, lost one small lake below the big one, gained one for the elves, couldn't figure out how to do the swamp.
>>36226612>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?IT HAPPENED! What do we have?
>>36226612>Wake your friends gently. There's stuff to do. There's always stuff to do.
>>36226612>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?No lazyness in this nest. Nin has a lot of training before her.
>>36226735Holy crap! Good show anon. A few town markers and we'll be good to go. By the way, what tools did you use to make this?
With towns, didn't have time for territories or names
>>36226783Photoshop and the Saderan guide
>>36226735>>36226787Those are gorgeous!Thanks!Looks like we are examining our wolf!Writing!
>>36226612>>Stop. Stopstopstop. Since when is Sheszka's hair white?IT'S WOLFFENING.
>>36226787May I ask what you used to create the map?
>>36226787>>36226735Also, the fact that you included a desert right where I was planning it is kinda weird.
>>36226894I put it where I thought it would be based on mountains, weather, and town gaps.I can rob ably finagle the land bridge when I get home, but based on the forest as a scale it would be a little long geologically unless I bring the mountains down there
>>36226891Thanks, didn't see it as I was admiring the work.
>>36226894Anyway, in the interest of keeping discussion going between posts, who else wants to go see Papa Seranthis?
>>36227578any trip to go talk to him should include mom, that way we can see her face when she sees what we've been doing at the ruins.
>>36227578Should be fun, though I'm confused if Mom wants to see him to fan-girl or fight...
>>36227578Dragging Mom to see Seranthis sounds fun: she was excited when she heard he was down here.
>>36227625That sounds like a fun idea. We can probably convince her to not try and kill the giant spider-bro
>>36227578I would also like to visit mom's sister and her family before the leave the forest.
>>36227578Not that interested, but we can take mom on a trip down there to learn more about the history of the forest realm, before we travel out into the forest.Maybe learn what races lived in it.
I'm sorry, but this is how I've been visualizing her...
>>36227689>1633x1744 Sorry, but thats definitly too furry for my monstergirl tastes. Great art though.
>>36227689She's so fluffy~. Too bad she's probably more humanoid looking, like a tiny fluffy fairy or something.
>>36227689Made me laugh.Good work anon.
No, Hold up. Back up a minute.Sheszka does not have white hair. At all. You look down.Her hair is a silver-y white, all the brighter against her tanned skin. Her ears have changed to match- perfect little triangles sticking out of the wild mass of her hair.Which is down to her waist, now. You'll need to make her something to tie it back with.Her tail is the same shimmering colour, but you can't see her paws like this.On one hand, you almost want to wake her up, just to see what she can do. On the other-You run your fingers through the newly grown mop of hair, combing it out slowly, paying special attention around her ears. It doesn't take long for her tail to start swishing behind her, flipping her hair back and forth here they meet. You giggle softly, but it's enough. The wolf's head turns ever so slightly, and your gaze is met with a sleepy red eye peering from behind a cloak of hair. You laugh aloud this time, brushing the strands back and out with one hand, throwing them over her shoulder as your pack-mate yawns."Mnnn. Alpha.""Good morning, Sheszka. Did you have a good rest?""I had a dream..."You smile a little wider."A dream, yes? What was it about?""There was a voice, and- and-"She shoots up all at once, firing herself a neat foot into the air. SHe hangs there for a split-second, eyes wide, mouth grinning, her hair forming a massive halo above her, catching the light like silk."Lyra! Alpha!"
>>36227578He was so happy last time when we had Rei and Jin. Imagine his surprise when we've grown two evolutions and have a werewolf tagging along. > "Oh, little one. It's you again... But not so little now are we? How long has it been? How many turnings of the sun since last you came down here?"> "Three weeks, yes."> "Hmmmm..... I see. Three weeks... Wait, three... Well, youngsters certainly are developing quickly nowadays. Just be careful not to let your feet outpace your good sense, little spinner. As below, so above, the world is a dangerous place, and all of the gods children are precious."
>>36227775Your giggling bubbles out of control, and you snatch the wolf one handed, dragging her against you.The pattern on her paw has vanished with the change, but the marks around her eyes are now a deep red, the same colour as your shell.She squirms in your grip, trying to get her arms free and throw them around you. Your giggling turns infectious, as your impromptu wrestling match sends the wolf into a fit, tail wagging wildly, laughing and pushing and hugging as best she can.She gets her arms around you, grinding her head against your stomach, her ears flopping back and forth."Thank you! Thank you- I'll be good, I'll be so good and strong and I'll be strong for you!"She pants a little, breathless after her declaration, eyes clear with delight, locked on yours.Nin rolls over in your arms, opening one eye and yawning as she looks at your wolf."Who's this now?"You laugh.>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>Do you plan to sleep like this every night?>Well, time to get up.>Other (?)
>>36227792>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>Do you plan to sleep like this every night?
>>36227792>>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>>Do you plan to sleep like this every night?
>>36227792>>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>>Do you plan to sleep like this every night?> She gets her arms around you, grinding her head against your stomach, her ears flopping back and forth.Shez loves the abs, mang.
>>36227792>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>Well, time to get up.since everyone is up I guess it's time to start the day
>>36227689Haha! Uncontrollably fluffy!>>36226969You can leave the land bridge as it is- I was thinking it would be underwater till the evening, appearing as the tide rolls out.
>>36227792> "Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin."> "There is much to do today, though, yes. Time for washing sleepy eyes and training for the road ahead..."> "And perhaps visiting an old friend if there is time."
>>36227792>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>Other (?)Back to the village! We can shoe Jin our new wolf and moth! Then we can find some adventure and see what Shez can do now.
>>36227792>>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>>Do you plan to sleep like this every night?>>Well, time to get up.
>>36227830Anon.We all love the abs
>>36227738>resolutionOh shit I knew I forgot a step
>>36227792>>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.>>Do you plan to sleep like this every night?>>36227841I'll see about building up the under water section more then, that's a lot simpler then gaining land. I'll also try to find a good tree icon to edit and add a compass rose.
>>36227792>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.
>>36227971Neat, thanks!Next up is introductions and sleeping arrangements!Writing!
>>36227792>>Nin, This is Sheszka. Sheszka, Nin.
WHEN are we going to cover that whole town in webs?
>>36228067When we got to get Jin before setting out.
>>36228067April Fools day?
So we need to explain to nin that she's the only one still unevolved.and then we give her one of mom's patented smiles.
>>36228067When we get drunk next time and have to improvise the toilet paper. A very hung over Lyra will get harshly chastised by Mom and have to clean it all up.
>>36228116we don't have to want toilet paper to web up the town, anon.Heck, it'd be like doing them a FAVOR! They have completely webless houses!
>>36228155You've never heard of TPing houses, have you? Fuck the neighbors who knew their son TP'd our house but didn't have him clean up the mess.
>>36228176TPing houses is how you get yourself egged in our neighborhood.Tossing eggs at trick-or-treaters is a time honored dickhole activity.
>>36228176No anon, you don't understand. They are completly bereft of proper giant spider housing, how can they sleep safely with NO WEBS?We can't leave them in such a desperate state.
>>36228224we need to at least web up the gap they have in gates.How impractical to have holes in your wall!
>>36228218That kid was a prick in general. He threw snowballs at passing cars. Yet the asshole he threw the snowball at threatened to kill MY dog. Fucking prick.
>>36228067During the Omake where Lyra becomes Spider Lyra, saviour of the not-so distant future. Like Spider Woman, but even more.
>>36228176>>36228287That's when you start fucking with the kid. Try saving your fancy envelopes from official government instances that aren't actually addressed with your address, and make it seem as if addressed to the kid instead. Fill the contents with whatever you want, and presto, guaranteed for your ruse of choice to be opened, read and taken seriously if done properly.
>>36228404Oh, I don't even live in the same state anymore, that was over a decade ago.
>>36228036Can't stay for the thread but I am madly in love with everything that is going on right now, This includes the maps.
>>36228734What's not to love about spider butt?
"Oh, have you not met?""Wha-""Nin, this is Sheszka, Yes? Sheszka, this is Nin."The two stare blankly at each other for a moment, confusion written all over your wolf's face. Her language is a world apart from where it was, but sarcasm is not her strong suit.Nin is the first one to break free."Hello.""Good morning."She turns to you, and Sheszka does the same."Does everyone around you change colour constantly? If I am to be a rainbow, I want to know ahead of time.""My sister has a great many dyes, yes? All you have to do is say the word."She snorts."I will take it into consideration, then."You nod."While we are speaking, then: Do you plan on sleeping like this every night?"Nin blinks up at you, wide eyed, before she looks around. The way you have her tucked into the crook of your arm, her hand still gripping the silk of your shirt. The wide drool stain right next to her head.There's a moment of silence and blushing, but she bounces back fast, turning up her nose as she answers."Yes."Maybe you didn't think this through."Yes?""You have promised my safety and comfort, have you not? Would a Queen go back on her word so soon?""I am not a queen. And I am not seeing how a promise of safety means that I am a mattress, yes?""Ah tut tut tut-"She taps your nose lightly with one finger."-One cannot treat ones subjects so callously! Consider this your first lesson in ruling."You rub your nose. "I do not want lessons-""You have offered, and I have accepted. That is all there is to it!"You stand up, Sheszka following, and head for breakfast.You have a feeling that you lost, and you're not quite sure where you went wrong.>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!>Other (?)
>>36228428I'm just saying, get creative and ruse him harder than he could ever deal with until he cuts it out. If he's older than 12 or 13, he should start learning that actions bear consequences.
>>36228847>>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!Time for looking at huge fucking spiders
>>36228847>>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!Guve mom a nice present
>>36228847>>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.And in this order.
>>36228847>>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!This isn't a dungeoneering expedition, more of a mother's day present.So we don't REALLY need to grab jin for it.
>>36228847>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!ALL THE THINGS!
>>36228847>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!
>>36228847>EARLY MORNING TRAINING!followed by >Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!She may have won the battle, but she will not win the war!
>>36228847>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!Then> Take Mom to the ruins
>>36228847>>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!It would feel wrong to go into another adventure without our first party member.
>>36228847> "A MIGHTY QUEEN requires a mighty herald. Now it's time to learn to DODGE!!!"
>>36228847>>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!
>>36228847>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!>>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.>>>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!>>>>Other (?)Yes.
>>36228847>>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!>>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.No reason we can't get Jin and then invite Mom into the underground adventure.
>>36228847>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.>OtherBring Jin back with us, so that we can all go with Mom to meet Seranthis.
>>36228847> Send Shezka to get Jin and ask that they both bring something big and delicious (for Seranthis)> Train our little herald as per (>>36228933)> Surprise mom when we can bring everyone.
>>36228847>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.Then>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!
You people know whats up. I don't even need to vote because anon has the quest well in hand (for once lol)
>>36228734Thanks, I worked 11 hours on them, went pixel by pixel on the coastline to bring out a well defined edge, and the buildings were colorless outlines from a brush pack I had to export from and edit.
>>36228847>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!>Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!> Send Shezka to get Jin and ask that they both bring something big and delicious (for Seranthis)
>>36228847>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!1st>Take mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!2nd>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tourand since Mom will still be with us I'm guessing we can finally drop her off with the smith since he asked us long ago to bring her over so the two of them could share a drink.
>>36228847>EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!Once she is tired we carry her to the village to get Jin, and tell mom and dad to get ready for a expidition>Head to the village. Acquire Featherbutt, Give your moth a tour.After the snack at home we go>Take Mom and dad to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!
>>36229042There isn't much point in getting featherbutt after the ruins exploration.Might as well get her first, its not like Seratnhis will run away.
Oh yeah sureI'll just write like 10 poststhats coolwritingand I guess you can roll 2d100or do you want me to do that too
>>36229086And then, five minutes later, Seranthis squeezed his giant spider butt through the now much wider opening and booked it. This event would be known as "that one time Anon fucked up big time".
>>36228847Take Mom to the ruins. Surpriiiiiise!EARLY MORNING TRAINING! SHe can't make you a queen if she can't stand under her own power!
Rolled 52, 100 = 152 (2d100)>>36229150There were a couple of votes not demanding you write everything.Just saying.
Rolled 100, 39 = 139 (2d100)>>36229150
Rolled 72, 70 = 142 (2d100)>>36229150
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>36229150
Rolled 28, 43 = 71 (2d100)>>36229150Meh, you've got eight limbs, you can speed type.
Rolled 39, 49 = 88 (2d100)>>36229150There is no need to be upset.You could always wish for it to write itself.
>>36229167>>36229168>100, 100Hoooooooooly shit.
Rolled 55, 74 = 129 (2d100)>>36229150
>>36229168>>36229167JESUS H CHRIST
>>36229167>>36229168Hahahahahaha!You asked for it.Now get to those 10 posts.Whatever we just did, we fucking succeeded! We love you
Guys stop overworking the QMMMMM
>>36229191Get ready mom!
>>36229167>>36229168Okay fine. All the training forever.Nin double evolves right in front of you like a pokemon.Writing!
>>36229191Wha... What just happened?Did we win the quest?
>>36229225I'm very sorry if what we are asking is too much. I was kind of hoping deploying Shezka to get Jin would limit your burden. Then we could just have a cutaway of Nin getting beat senseless, probably us too, and then we tell mom the good news in time for both to get back.
>>36229167>>36229168if this was a typical quest, we would be looking at 1,1 instead.
>>36229225>Nin Double evolves after passing out from training from out mother while on our back. >She turns into a regal moth>"Such is what happens to those under the queens influence!" smugmoth.avi
>>36229167>>36229168It kind of sucks that we got that here. Now how are we ever going to get those rolls to defeat mom in a spar?
>>36229274>>36229167NaaaaaaaaaaahIt's all okay. I enjoy complaining about things. If it was actually an issue, I would have forced a single choice limit.
>>36229317Are we stealing all the boards luck? We almost never get bad rolls.
>>36229317To be fair, we only roll badly whenever its not related to combat. Ever. If it is ever combat related we become godzilla. If its to roll to not spill spaghetti at the young guard at the gate, we will roll a one almost guaranteed.
>>36229373Apparently the RNG likes spider butt almost as much as it likes ogres.
>>36229317I hear this all the time, but all may favorite quests have good rolls.
>>36229387Nah, the only thing we ever fuck up is web making somehow.
>>36229373I think the dicegods just like spiderbutt.
>>36229373well we are using best 3d100, with overrulable 1s.That's extremely lenient.
>>36229403The dice knew all aong, we we're never meant to be a weaving spider.
These training rolls count for us two? Usually we train with mom as well... I can hope..
>>36229455Nah its training for our moth. Only the best for our herald and first royal subject.
>>36229455I think two 100s mean everybody's getting trained. Just by watching.
>>36229403>>36229434>>36229451Though, we DID do pretty well when we were weaving Jin's clothing. I think that was the only time.
>>36229481Aria is gonna be so jelly.Like, ridiculously jelly.
Nin evolution bets!Getcher Nin evolution bets here!We got a 2:1 on Death's Head, and a 1:4 on some sort of loud, colourful variety.If ya got a bet of yer own, put down the change!
>>36229698nb4 Mom's the one getting the evolutions...
>>36229698I still hold out for hawk moth because of that delicious mid-air hovering and acrobatics.
>>36229698What's the spread on anything relating to royalty?
>>36229698>If ya got a bet of yer own, put down the change!Most annoying evolution possible. Maybe one that constantly tries to fly into the brightest light source around, and Lyra will have to put a leash on her until the next evolution.
>>36229698Moonlight butterfly, to continue our not-really Dark Souls theme
>>36229750This is the moth's fetish
>>36229698since she is still only on her first form I'm guessing she'll just turn into whatever her parents are. After that though depends on what we have her do, as in do we have her mostly heal, have her focus more on fencing, or do we try and use her more harmful powders in combat. I for one am hoping for a swashbuckling moth girl
So will Nin evolve too large to sleep in our arm anymore?
I just remembered, did we ever actually ask if Nin's wings were fully developed yet or did we just kinda forget to ask through all the tears?
>>36229766We would have to build that airship.
>>36229788She'll just demand we use both arms, then
>>36229798We forgot to ask.
>>36229874Makes me wonder if primitive firearms like that are a thing in this setting. Something like a musket or at least arquebus.
>>36229984If not, we can steal ergonomic tech from guns for a good firing platform and mount magic blasty shit on there.
>>36229984We will invent them with another 100. The saltpetre might be hard to do though.
>>36230016Late game Lyra?
>>36230016>>36229984We probably have enough basic knowledge to make a gun. All we need is a long hollow pole with rifling on the inside, small shell shaped bullets (all easy with forge magic), and an explosive agent to go in the other end. With Sara's new found love for explosions that shouldn't be too hard either.I'm more worried about a rifle knocking Nin out of the air whenever she fires if it has too much kick
>>36229984a miniature crossbow would approximate a black-powder pistol.
>>36230059We probably don't have the machinery for proper rifling or the knowledge on how to make it. But the idea is there, so with time it'll make itself.
>>36230030Why not enchant crystals that create a small boom that is focused enough to launch projectiles and have that be in the cartridge portion of the boolet? Or if we want to be even more lazy, stick it in the firing pin mechanism so it can fire off multiple rounds before being spent. Or just create wands with handles. Whats the worst that could happen?
>>36230059If she develops air magic (logical for moth evolutions to prioritize), she can use that to compensate. Alternately, we can build air magic into it to compensate in a similar fashion to the 500 magnum.
>>36230059>All we need is a long hollow pole with rifling on the inside, small shell shaped bullets (all easy with forge magic), and an explosive agent to go in the other end.Thats not even remotly enough to make even the most primitive of firearms. And the rifling isn't actually necessary if we want to start with a musket instead of going straight for the far more complex rifle, which would require properly shaped ammunition too, which is a lot harder to do than musket rounds.
>>36230030We would be better off going straight to smokeless powder using materials like gun cotton and nitric acid. Lyra's browsed wikipedia enough to know the basics I'm sure.
>>36230059If its a magitek gun then it would have no recoil in theory. So what we would need to do is craft a rifle or pistol frame, enchant it with magic bullshit to fire rounds and then we would have a way to have long range support from tiny moth.
honestly would prefer us not developing firearms, its pretty damn meta but we try and do it constantly in "fantasy" quests.
>>36230092>>36230095Those seem actually more viable. Use the concept of rifles, just substitute with easier magic. We got fire magic already in masses between us and dad.Some more air magic might be good, maybe we can get a air crytal for that.Then put it at the bottom of a barrel, shape some rifling into it, and we got a pretty good gun substitute.
>>36230132We have an excuse of remembering the modern world but, I feel ya.
>>36230132Yeah I'm digging the fantasy setting myself, but be honest, having Lyra whip out a Gatling Gun and opening up on a shield wall of an army invading the forest would be over the top awesome.
>>36230132I deliberatly wanted to do muskets instead of rifles for that reason. More stylish.
>>36230132Just think. Twenty years on this world and we could create the moth mafia on accident I swear.
>>36230184>>36230193I was thinking of mothketeers in service to the queen.But mothfia is fine too.
>>36230193stop it anon that's adorable.
>>36230147Rifling is at the present moment out of question. It requires very fine machining, which we at most have a vague knowledge of and no facilities for, and that's not even going into the ammunition. It took several centuries to go from muskets with very little improvement to bolt action rifles, we can't do it in a year.
>>36229766She'll become a mega lord type, with horns bigger than her head.
I'm amused it's taking REQM almost an hour so far to figure out what the hell to do with those 100's.I'll bet we take Mom to ruins and then rebuild more in front of her.
>>36230193Where do I sign to be extorted?!
>>36230132So much this.It's especially ridiculous when existing magic makes guns a pretty meh idea anyways and cramming in the word 'magitech' doesn't really change that non-mages of note are likely going to be strong enough to surpass the damage output of even magical guns with medieval weapons that can benefit from their bullshit physiques, mages of note already have proper magic and mass production doesn't work without industrialization which has massive prerequisites we won't be seeing for a while.
>>36230252Just imagine them trying to kick the door in, but it just sounds like they are politely knockingThen they come in and start squeaking about money while getting all up in your face, but you're too distracted by the fluff touching you to worry about that
>>36230233>. It requires very fine machiningIt requires fine machining because its hard to do with precision, but we got forge control for that. And the ammunition won't be a issue if we use air crystals instead of powder, since the rifling getting stuffed by the powder was the largest issue with the early rifle. Rifles were used at the same time as muskets even before the invention of the proper rifle ammunition.
>>36230155Doesn't mean we should do it. And seriously, 95% of people would have no fucking clue how to construct even a very simple muzzle-loader.only a handful of THEM know how to make gunpowder.Magitech can be fun, but its done to fucking DEATH here, it happens almost every fucking fantasy quest.>>36230169That sounds completely stupid, especially considering we could
>>36230238I mean, there are so many great options:> Jin and Shezka find a Mega Ursine. Shenaningans ensue.> Mom and Nin fight to a standstill whilst Knights of Cydonia plays in the background.> Mom takes Nin's challenge and hits her next evolution. Terror ensues.
>>36230278I agree that I don't think Lyra has the knowledge how to actually make gunpowder and construct even so much as a matchlock.But the concept is there, and we could totally make something unique for Nin.No one wants to mass construct them.
>magitech this, and thatI just wanted to put a lightning crystal on a stock.
>>36230278I think you misunderstand, at this point, we want to make a boomstick for Nin, not introduce guns to this setting.
>>36230233Well, to be fair, we do have near bullshit levels of control of earth magic. We can try to at least get teh general shape of it down without a problem. >>36230278We already have one its Jin
>>36230306>>36230331why? you can build it into a rapier like we did with the spear, or give her a miniature crossbow she can use one-handed with enchanted ammo.
>>36230331I want to give her molotovs, and flammable dust.
You grumble your way through breakfast.You don't have to deal with this! You're a giant spider!And so you plan. And while you jam food into your mouth, and Nin nibbles on some leaves of some sort, you have a scheme so diabolical that even the Gods would turn their eyes. Only a mastermind such as yourself could have conceived something so-Okay, fine. You're just gonna do the same thing as yesterday, and drag her upstairs till she's worn out. It vaguely worries you that you're a month and a bit old, and already subscribing to your mother's child care journal of 'can't cause trouble if they can't move'.You feel like you should feel guilty, but really, losing isn't an option. If you keep letting Nin win, one day you're going to wake up in a castle, crown on your brow, your friends at your side, wondering where you went wrong. The image already doesn't bother you too much. She's insidious!You shake it off, and scoop up your latest responsibility. "Eh? Lyra?""Training, yes?"She opens her mouth to protest, but you've already slung her over one shoulder.You arrive upstairs without any issue- Apparently she knows where to pick her fights. The rapier comes out, a pose is taken, and you pick up a training staff from beside the tree."Hmph. If I am to serve the queen, of course I must be skilled enough to stand beside her!"You let it slide. Winning, winning..."We can work on dodging, yes? Maybe you can try to use your wings as you move- A little extra speed.""As you wish, My Lady!"
>>36230331We just need to create one gun. Just one. we will name it Natasha
>>36230350For aiming.And we could also put a lightning crystal on a crossbow stock.
>>36230350Because it would be great to have a mothketeer, seriously anon.Because muskets look really cool.There is no secret to his. Sure we could just point the air crytal on her rapier, but it wouldn't be the same thing.We need to keep the crossbow thing in mind though, once she is strong enough to use one one-handed, she needs something with range.
>>36230331Which is still stupid, because its utility will rapidly fall bend in the relevance curve, because the utility of a boomstick is pretty much static whereas everything else is most definitely not and goes to the mythic level.Either find a combat niche that is carried by Nin's natural talents and skills or just keep her out of combat.
>>36230386She bows at the waist, letting her wings unfurl behind her, crossing her legs and throwing one arm across her chest.Ridiculous.You step into the circle with her, and it begins.You start with a few easy pokes, aiming at the air around her- You want her to move, not to get hit. She starts with slides, her feet shifting her out of the way. Then she starts to hop, sometimes catching the blow with her blade, letting it move her, spinning away from the attacks as she goes.Then she throws open her wings.You speed up your attacks with each passing second, but the little Moth is dancing through the air- Her wings flick, and she is past each blow, landing just long enough to twist her body and ready for the next. You can see her tiring by inches, but she's still smiling, taking joy in the movement, the flow of combat.You smile. You know the feeling.You switch gears, lashing out with a few slow sweeps, mixing them into tempo as you go. Nin takes wholly to the air, spinning and ducking, laughing with exertion.You can tell when she finally tires, her feather-light rapier drooping- You twist your spear as she tries to dodge, tapping her lightly on the side- She lets herself fall, smiling all the while.>I need to step out. There's more to come!
>>36230408The same is true for our spear? Does that mean we should ditch it?Its going to take a while, and once she advances we can see how much she can use her new abilities to use it better, or get something new.
>>36230350Yeah, I think Mothketeer Nin would be neato, but any firearm powerful enough to be effective in a fight would likely generate enough recoil to snap her fragile arms. Lets go with an explosive hand crossbow, we already know how to make those anyhow.
>>36230386>Lyra thinks she's beating Nin>All she's doing is proving to her that she's the Queen even more.How cute.
>>36230401That is my point.Replace a musketeer's pistol with a miniature-crossbow with enchanted ammo. There, Done. Mothketeer.
>>36230448what's with you an enchanted ammo?Why can't we just stick a crystal in there and zzzap bitches?
>>36230448But it wouldn't have a musket. Sure we could be minimalistic and reasonable, but why?>>36230427>but any firearm powerful enough to be effective in a fight would likely generate enough recoil to snap her fragile armsActually thats my main worry, I would think that using a air crytal or something like that might not cause this problem, since our spear didn't seem to have recoil, Lyra is just a unreliable metric, because she simply might not have noticed.
>>36230477Why not just make it a dagger or a short blade at that point. A gun has no use in close combat, but a dagger with a crystal can do both.Or a gunblade or something, I don't know. Just saying, there's literally no point in making a gun that shoots lightning when you can have a spear/sword/dagger/whatever that can shoot lighting and be useful up close.
>>36230532Anon, do you know how DUMB it looks if you put a stock (crossbow or gun) for aiming stability on a dagger?
>>36230427A lightening weapon of her own, like our spear, would probably be the best option.Powerful, no recoil, effective in a wide range of situations.And it's something we know how to do and know works.If we can get a new lightening stone, we could equip her sword.Or, if we find some other element stone first that will work, we can try that.
>>36230532>A gun has no use in close combat,The point is that we don't want her to go into close combat if its avoidable.
>>36230426The spear benefits from the user's super strength.The boomstick does not.Any weapon that already exists in this setting benefits from centuries of refinement and synergy with this world's differnet parameters.The boomstick does not.Spending exorbitant amounts of time on building Nin a boomstick and then spending even more time on getting upgrading it constantly is retarded when we can just get her an enchanted crossbow or just a wand of lightningbolts.It only becomes worse when you try to get her a boomstick of signficant enough quality to majorly contribute to fights of the party's level.We fought stone golems and giant crabs /before/ the whole party evolved and literally kill monster bears for breakfast.Don't try to cram in boomsticks into this setting for no reason at all.
>>36230569Anon many anons are basically arguing for wands designed to be fired in combat and not snap at chance 1.
>>36230569Wands are definitly a thing in this setting too, we just make one with a specific aesthetic because thats what Lyra knows.I think you take this way too serious anon. The question isn't, "could we make it work?", because we totally could.The question is, would it be cool?And thats something everyone has to decide for himself.
>>36230562Your point is?Hope for the best case scenario, plan for the worst.
>>36230597Except all the anons literally using the words "boomstick", "muskets" or "magitech".If you want Nin to have more ranged capabilities, just get her a magical bow, a magical crossbow or a melee weapon with the appropriate enchantments to double as a ranged weapon and be done with it.
>>36230642Sure enough, thats what she got the rapier for.
>>36230645Anon two of those three options are dependant on draw strength, a thing moths wouldn't have, and the third probably isn't very accurate at all at long range.
I hope that REQM learns from letting us talk among ourselves for too long while waiting for him to post. Because I really want to see the mothfia later on.
>>36230615Let's just make a fucking wand, then, and not in the shape of a gun
>>36230647So let's add a lightning crystal to the rapier
>>36230673Why would you not use a thicker stick designed to be held in a stable position?Even the crossbows have big, meaty, stocks.
>>36230645The only ones using magitech I've seen say they don't want it. The musket thing is because thats the aesthetic we aimed for because the initial idea was "moth musketier".We pretty much just worked it out from there.A bow has the problem of needing both arms and is dependent on her draw strength, a crossbow, a crossbow was already considered, and the third thing isn't very reliable because it only has so many times per day it can fire.>>36230673Yeah if you want to be boring about it.
>>36230685So what you're saying is, time to go visit that stone mine.
>>36230685The issue with that is mainly that its not very accurate on range, both because lightningbolts aren't, and its hard to aim with a rapier.
Honestly I'd just stick a flamethrower on jin and have her roast things if I wasn't worried she'd catch aflame.
>>36230673Perhaps we could compromise? How about a bulked up wand that could fire off more spells than your average wand, and then add a grip so Nin can aim it properly.
>>36230771And by jin I -might- mean nin.I get confused.
>>36230771She's flame retardant now. I'd be more concerned with her lighting things on fire when bored. Girl's got an obsession. Still would love to see art of her prior "incidents".
>>36230665Right and muskets are weapons whose damage output we've already left far in the dust and everything we take seriously is going to ignore.If you're going to assume muskets can be enchanted to the degree of actually being combat relevant without putting any additional requirements on Nin, there is basically no reason at all you can't do the same for bows and crossbows, except that it'll be way easier to do so for bows and crossbows because the people of this world would have been actually using and enchanting those for who knows how long.And a gun isn't going to be all that accurate when you are flying and dodging for all you can either, unless you are using homing magic or using Improbable Aiming Skills, in which case you can use the same for bows crossbows and enchanted stuff.Only, once again, it will be easier to acquire the appropriate enchantments or skills for those things because you don't have to reinvent the wheel.
>>36230794Thats pretty much the basic idea isn't it? I think we abaondoned the idea of actual muskets after the first five posts or so.It would be nothing but a very accurate, user-friendly and sturdy wand.
>>36230842I think you lost the thread of the argument anon. We left actual non-magical muskets behind a long time ago.If we use magic, the difference between a crossbow and a gun is just easier to transport ammunition.
>>36230878I guess we could use ammunition too, if that helps with the problem of not having a lot of shots per day we would have with the wand.Then it would be just a easier usable crossbow.
>>36230878No, if we use magic, the different is that we'd have to invent the musket, would have to upgrade it constantly on our own, be the only producer in the entire world for its ammunition and would have to put whatever ammunition enchamtents we want on tiny metal balls, instead of going with something that accomplishes exactly the same but comes with none of these downsides.Like a crossbow.
>>36230849Cool, what if we could load it with interchangeable elemental stones or even multiple stones, so Nin could choose different spells to suit the situation?
What about a modified crossbow that fires darts for direct powder delivery, maybe an air stone incorporated for Ezra velocity?
>>36230927>that we'd have to invent the musketNo, we would have to shape metal into the form of a musket. Thats not exactly hard. It doesn't actually need all the mechanical components that make it hard, since we use magic for all that.The enchantment doesn't go on the ammunition, it goes on the weapon, I don't even know where you get that idea from.Its exactly the same as a crossbow, just with smaller ammunition.>>36230945Thats actually a cool idea, we would need to see if we can enchant it so the stones affect the ammunition on their own, otherwise we could just go plain wand route and don't use any ammunition and just use plain magic shots.
>>36230927Put that would be far, far more difficult to produce and infinitely less reliable. Having Lyra mass produce a weapon like that should wait until we start rebuilding the forest city.
>>36230968Extra, I have no clue why my phone corrected to Ezra
These anti-gun ideas are all significantly more complicated than putting a bladdy-blap crystal on a rooty point-and-shooty shaped stick.
>>36230996I'm honestly confused where the idea of the mass production comes from? No one on suggested doing that. Its just for a single unique weapon for Nin.Maybe some more for the mothfia, but no one wants to make a industry.We already learn to make weapons, I don't find it unreasonable that we would take a bit of a extra mile at some point to make something really good.
>>36230991No, that was the entire opposing point.That is Magitech, IE using magic to make modern weaponry work, because "muh guns", and is shit.
>>36231064But its not muh guns. Its "muh mothketeer with actual musket". Because its fun. No one thinks its better because its in the shape of a gun, its just not any worse.
>>36231064Thats not what I understand as magitech. For me magitech is producing magical items and weapons with industrial methods.Especially since muskets aren't exactly "modern weapons", are you against full plate armor too? Because thats the same time.
FUCK IT ALLWE GO ALL THE WAYCOMMAND AND CONQUER TIER TECHNOLOGY.Lyra gets laser pods in the eyes, flamethrowers galore, tesla-packs, go nuts.
>>36231135We can already throw flames, and we have a lightning shooting weapon.
>>36231156But can we spray things down with tiberium?
>>36231169If we got the blessing of the Demi-god of Ichor
>>36231089Yes it is.the entire purpose of it was to give a musket, aka muh guns.A pistol crossbow with magic is a close enough in-world analog to a flintlock pistol, and a heavier crossbow with magic is a close enough analog to a musket that already exist in the world. If needed you could use magic, or pulleys(ie compound crossbow) to make it considerably easier to draw.>>36231114Full plate already exists in-world.gunpowder/firearms do not as far as we know, so we either have to make gunpowder, or replace it with magic, ie Magi(cal)Tech(nology)There is essentially no reason to invent firearms when a bow and arrow/crossbow can be just as destructive due to magic.
>>36231300Nobody cares about your hate boners any more.We're busy thinking about harpies with flamethrowers. And I dunno, tesla moths?
>>36231320>tesla mothsWhy limit it to moths? I think there isn't anything out there that doesn't get better by adding tesla to it.Tesla wolf, tesla spider, tesla harpy, teslabutt.
>>36231320Tesla moths would be awesome.Not sure about harpies with flamethrowers.Jin is pretty much a one-harpy orbital bombardment already.
>>36231350we already ate a Tesla Wolf.
>>36231300WHY MAKE IT A CROSSBOWIt's shooting lightning. You do not need a drawstring to shoot lightning.
>>36231350Those sound like MGS codenames.I might make a character called Tesla Harpy for an MGS campaign I've been planning to run.
>>36231366You don't need it to be a musket for that either.Just add an enchantment to the rapier instead of making the moth that explicitly has problems with carrying equipment carry even more stuff.
I apologize for whats going on at the moment.I've been running all over getting opposing instructions from people I'm supposed to be driving, and this is the first moment I've had to sit down since.I'm not sure when I'll have time to continue at the moment, but as my trip is tomorrow, I'm willing to opt to just write all evening.Again, you have my utmost apologies for this crap. Once I can sit down, we'll see where we are and pick up from there.
>>36231363>we already ate a Tesla Wolf.Nah, that lightning wolf was probably using inferiour direct current. Our tesla wolf would be powered by an alternating current, which automatically makes it stronger and much more awesome.
>>36231435Or just add a stock to a half-staff.
>>36231439All good man, we'll just be over here combining your quest with Command and Conquer.
>>36231366If all you want is to shoot lightning, you can just get a glove and set a stone in it. Go full Palpatine.
>>36231439No problem, oh glorious GM.We'll keep ourselves busy as long as it takes.
>>36231474Nin can make pistol shapes with her hands and fire lightning.Best of both worlds.
>>36231522>>36231474If we're going with a configuration with such low aiming ability, why not just make it fire?
>>36231522So we give her a gloves with air and lightning stones?I like it.
Ok people, ~30 posts till auto sage, time to go into survival mode. Minimal posting so the spider has a thread to come back to.
>>36231522"Heh, you're pretty good, Lyra."
>>36231583Then the spider just make s a new thread, one of these days he has to.
>>36231522You're pretty good!
>>36231617If no one has already, please archive this.
>>36232117We haven't even reached bump limit yet.
>>36232117we have plenty of time, you can even archive threads that are held in the "archived by 4chan" phase.
>>36232117is this thread dead? I just thought we were waiting on OP
>>36232156We are. Waiting.So long.Please come back REQm.
>>36232194Bump for life. Also, while it's generally reserved for bad threads, is it possible that we could hold discussions while in sage to at least keep the people entertained if not the thread up until REQM gets back?
>>36232965>while it's generally reserved for bad threadsI don't really know what you mean with that?We are still a bit away from bumb limit, but if you have a topic you would like to talk about, feel free, in the worst case EQM can always make a second part.
Okay.People are all home, and I'm good for the evening. Hold tight, and I'll pound out some more posts.Thanks for your patience.
>>36233022Nevermind then I guess, welcome back.
>>36233022Woot! ALL PRAISE THE SPIDERBUTT GOD!
>>36233022who are you?
>>36233016What I meant was that saging is typically used in a "I don't want to see this thread anymore" sense, but in this case would prove beneficial in that we could post without eating up the bump limit (which I suspect was it's original purpose).Just a thought, a useless one given (>>36233022). By the way, welcome back!
>>36233022Praise be to the spiderbutt! are you going to start a new thread?
>>36233038>>36233082Clearly it's REQM after evolving, he lied to us he left to gain more power in preparation for our mega post
>>36233108>>36233101>>36233082>>36233052>>36233038 Thanks, and sorry for the wait.We're under bump limit at the moment, and the thread will hang around for 4-6 hours after that, so we should be safe.
>>36233022Oh man, I just got back from errands myself, perfect timing.
>>36233156He waited to evolve when no one was looking. It makes perfect sense, yes.
>>36233229At the current rate, the thread will hang around for 3 hours after bump-limit.>>36233101sage'd posts still eat bump limit.
The moth spends a leisurely few minutes gulping down water, swapping the shield back and forth with you. Sheszka interrupts for a sip, draining the whole thing in one go before wiping her mouth with the back of her hand.With people mostly satiated and pleased with themselves you pack up for a quick jaunt into town- Sheszka at your side, a Nin-sized snoring bundle on your back and a spear in your hand.Before you go, though... There is one thing you want to set into motion.Your mother has set up shop next to Dad and Sara, sharpening one of her absurd array of weapons. And this works just fine for you."Mom? Dad?"Both turn at your voice, looking up from their work as you skitter up to them."Yes, dearheart?""Ah- I am going into town, yes? Just for a short while, to kidnap Jinni."Your Dad glances from you to your Mom, who has raised one eyebrow as she listens."You are a big girl, yes? If you want to go to town in the daylight, that is fine.""Mhm-""You do understand that taking Jin out with you and kidnapping her are very different things, yes?""Well, yes. But usually, I just open the door, pick her up and leave."Your mother laughs, shaking her head."And what does Lia think, little one?""Thank gods, she was driving me mad?""Get going, bratling.""Yes, yes! Could you meet me in the ruins meadows? Around noon or so, yes? And bring Dad!""What? What are you-"
>>36234038You're already over the side of the nest, giggling all the way to the forest floor. Sheszka matches your pace, sliding down the ladder with practised ease, landing lightly and skipping next to you. You ruffle her hair with a smile."Let's go, yes? You can tell me all about your dream."She breaks into a wide smile, and keeps her pace down to match yours, prancing through the woods at your side. Yes, prancing. Nobody 'walks' that happily. Maybe skipping.No, prancing is a solid word. It works."-And then the voice said I was blessed, yes!"You nod encouragingly as she speaks. It's the most words you've got out of her all at once... ever, really. She waves her hands as she goes, gesturing wildly."So, do you know what you can do, yet?"She whips her head side to side, hair flying with each turn, and you laugh."Why don't you try then, yes? Show me how strong you are!"Her face lights up with your order and she springs to atention, back straightening as she faces you."Yes, Alpha!"She drops to all fours, dashing to the front of your group- and then she halts, mouth open. You watch her with your head tilted one way as she starts to hack like she's coughing up a furball- And then the air ignites, and she lets loose a blast of fire, the space around her lighting up with the blaze.
>>36234061And the glow hasn't even begun to die as she sucks in another breath- This time it's a blizzard, her breath leaving a glaze of frost over everything it touches, the little ferns littering the ground looking like crystals in the sunlight. She spins in place, throwing her arms out as she launches herself back to her feet."See! I have Alpha's power, and my own! Yes!"Her tail whips back and forth, blurring behind her as she stands proud.Your arms slip beneath hers, and you lift the little wolf easily into firm hug- One she returns with enough gusto that you can actually feel it. She really is getting your strength.You pull her to your chest, resting your head atop hers, letting you whisper right into her ears."Well done, yes? I am proud to call you my pack, Sheszka."She whines in your arms, squeezing tighter as her tail accelerates further still, slapping herself and filling the air with the noise."Lyra. Lyra Lyra Lyra. Thank you."You keep her in your arms as you start to move, leaving the ruins behind for the broken train before she release her grip, dropping back beside you. She trots along beside you, practically glowing with unsuppressed happiness."Can you do anything with the stones? Or just fire and ice so far?"She flicks one ear as she thinks it over."I can... feel the ground? I do not think I can move it."She seems a little disappointed at that, and you reach out, scratching at her ears, bring the smile back to her face."Do not be worrying, yes? You are strong, Sheszka."She grins back at you as you reach the hill, walking the last bit of distance to the village gates.You can see Lann and the older man sitting guard, relaxing in the morning sunshine.>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin. >Maybe you can invite her? or should you be asking Mom first?>Other (?)
>>36234086>>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin.Invite her another time
>>36234086>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin.
>>36234086> Introduce Nin, but don't wake her up. It's funnier this way.> Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin, and you would love to have her in the forest in a day or two, if she can spare the time.> Inquire about the state of the town, specifically the stone mine.
>>36234086>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin.
>>36234086>>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin.>>Maybe you can invite her? or should you be asking Mom first?If you don't want to take all the options, then don't give us all the great options.
>>36234086>>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin
>>36234086>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin.We'll invite her some other time.
>>36234086>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.I think we should ask Mom before we bring other people to the ruins.Though I wonder if exceptions are made for elves and dwarves; they were not part of the Human empire, and were quite against attacking the Forest.
>>36234086>>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin. >>Maybe you can invite her? or should you be asking Mom first?Why would you make us choose, REQM?
>>36234086>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin. >Maybe you can invite her? or should you be asking Mom first?Did you really expect us to just choose one and not all?
>>36234086>>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin.What were the two rolls for anyway?One was for the dodge training, and the other?
>>36234178The other was for Nin rolling to sneak Queenly thoughts into Lyra's head.It was a crit success.
>>36234226It all makes sense now!
>>36234086>Introduce Nin. If you can wake her up.>Inform her you are here to kidnap Jin. I don't know why Nin needs to be awake to be introduced. "This is my new moth. Her name is Nin. Now please excuse me I must kidnap Jin."
Introductions, Kidnapping and a request-Writing!
>>36234237We did want to show Nin the village, although we can still do that on the way out, I guess.
>>36234305I voted to wake her up so she could introduce Lyra as the new queen of the forest to the townsfolk.
>>36234168The big problem is that we are about to embark into the tomb of the old city, a place destroyed by humans. She's only about a half, but that might cause some real problems with oaths and such. Above all, it would be rude to invite her to something in which she might not be able to have full inclusion. Besides, it would be funnier if she got to meet all of our siblings, mom, and elf dad in an otherwise "normal" environment (read: a giant hollowed out tree covered in spider webs in the middle of the murder wilds)
>>36234286REQM, are you sure this thread is going to weather the rest of the evening? We're riding page six after a little over half an hour post-bump limit.
>>36234400Yeah, I fear Seranthis might not be as welcoming as we would wish.And even then, it was supposed to be a gift for our mother, one way or the other Lann would be kind of left out.
>>36234508So, are we actually delving deep into the ruins? I was under the assumption we were just showing off our handiwork.
>>36234508Let's just invite her to the waterfall some time later, that's where we seem to take everyone to the forest to show off.
>>36234535That was the idea, going down there with mom to find seranthis.
>>36234538Thats probably a good idea. Its a nice place if its not overrun by lizardmen, and we wanted to bring Nin there anyway.
>>36234488we crossed bump limit at ~9pm.It takes 3 hours for a bump limit thread to drop off.so this thread is good till midnight, or 11:30pm at the least.
>>36234535I want to try to find Seranthis, though I realize he may not be nearby the fairly up-top area of the ruins. Still, I know it would mean a lot to mom to see him and I know it would mean a lot to Seranthis to have anyone from the world above come to visit, especially Lyra and her new posse.
>>36234588I'm not in your timezone, how much longer has this thread got?
>>36234643Roughly two hours after his estimate.
>>36234643at minimum 2 hours, but probably 2.5 hours, as /tg/ slows after 11pm, and thus the rate of new threads which bump old ones off also slows.
I kind of don't want to drag our new friend into dark underground ruins on her first trip to the forest.We should probably show her something nice first. Like the waterfall and our nest.
>>36234691Yeah, maybe show her the topside ruins or the single structure we excavated, but maybe not the heart of the city, at least not on our first playdate.
>>36234754Well, we get there on the way anyway when we bring her to our nest. And I don't want to end up having her to stay alone in the ruins while we go down.
>>36234754We probably shouldn't show her the ruins either, at least not on the first outing. Dad is ok because he's dad, but we really don't want to accidentally make her break the treaty, at least not until we know it's OK.The waterfall should be fine though.
>>36234933We need to ask if its okay to bring her into the forest at all, might as well ask Lia.
I've been thinking.... We are going to travel the world with our group for some time... Sara is likely going to tag along with Dad when he and Mom go Dungeon Diving and on Archeological digs... Our Brothers are liable to travel the lands, hunting new creatures... Aria is likely to do various jobs for the guild, driven by her competition with us, eventually ending up as part of an adventuring party, possibly gaining a bit of prestige with them... And Elle, she is either going to watch the house, probably moving near to, or in to, the town and make her living weaving, possibly generating her own renown as a seamstress, probably continuing her own research into textiles...We will be the most known Arachne family in the world... eventually...
>>36235015>Sara is likely going to tag along with DadNot if we have anything to say about it.Littlelest spider sister comes with us. Mom and dad will be grateful for it
>>36235015na we are going to install Elle as our perma seamstress on our inevitable airship the SS HEADPATS
>>36235015I think the brothers aren't going to leave the forest, they don't seem to have enough drive.
You wave as you approach, and Lann raises a hand, though she makes no attempt to get up."Lyra! Greetings, and welcome to Oakring. What business do you have with us today?"You stop and stare, raising an eyebrow."What?""What?""What is that?""What is what?""All that nonsense.""That is the official town greeting, to be delivered by guards to guests upon their entrance to the town of Oakring, as required by the charter of-""Okay, I don't care anymore."Lann laughs."Why are you suddenly spewing all that, yes?""Ah, some guild bigshot was checking in. 'Procedure saves lives!' and all that.""I see. Should I be checking in, then?"The old man is already starting to smile."Alright, one Lyra, uh. Dunno your last name.""Me neither, yes. I need to remember to ask my father about that.""Right, sure. And what are you doing here in out fine village today?""Perpetuating a planned kidnapping against its residents, yes.""... I can't write that down, Lyra.""It is spelled Kay- Eye- Dee- Enn-""I can spell it just fine, Lyra.""What is the problem, then?"I cannot put down 'Kidnapping' as your reason to visit the town.""Seize. Put down rightfully seize control of this fief under the glorious and diving leadership of the one true Queen of-""Who in the-""Ah. You are awake, Nin?""Of course, my Lady!""I have no idea what is going on."The old man had bent double, wheezing as he tries to keep his laughter under control."This is Nin, yes? She is a moth from the forest, and a friend. Nin, this is Lann, an adventurer with the guild here in town.""Uh, Nice to meet you, yeah? I thought the moths were all gone.""Nope! It is a pleasure to meet a fellow future subject!"
>>36235015Nope Sara is coming with us
"Subject?""Of Queen Ly-""I am not a queen.""Of course not, you need a crown-""I am not going to be a queen-""What is even-"Lann throws up both her hands."I'm going to put down 'Visiting friends', alright? Just... You just head on in, alright?"You nod. "Thank you, Lann.""I will see you at the coronation!"You push Nin back into the cubby hole.>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.>Let her Mom know where you're going. There's no harm in it.>Speed tour time!>Other (?)I skipped out on the invitation, sorry. I couldn't find anywhere to fit it in.
>>36235015>Our Brothers are liable to travel the landsThat seems really unlikely to me. Our brothers are pretty much the average arachne.They stay in the forest.
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.I only see one option you put her REQM
>>36235015I doubt the boys have the ambition for that, they'll probably just fade into the background and become just another pair of hunters in the forest. The rest of your post seems spot on though.
>>36235116>>Speed tour time!>>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.Abduct the harpy while yelling goodbye to her mom
>>36235116>Let her Mom know where you're going. There's no harm in it.actually we shouldn't invite her quite yet, since we are visiting the ruins directly and that may violate the treaty.
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.Its alright, we can invite her later when we get back from the ruins.
>>36235116>>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.>Let her Mom know where you're going. There's no harm in it.>Speed tour time!
>>36235015well I think Sara would mostly leave to find new forms of magic, test out her own forms of magic, and just to better improve her magic over all. Wether that's from tagging alone with mom and dad, us, or any of our siblings is up in the air. I'd be amazed if our brothers actually left the woods. I mean they like hunting yes but I don't think they really care about the challenge of the hunt as long as they're hunting and the woods have lots of things for them to hunt. Aria is probably pretty spot on with what you said since she wants to be like mom and if she is competing against us she'll probably find her own group or maybe even go at it by herself. Might join with us if we ask though. As for Elle, yeah once she get's big enough to leave the nest and needs to take care of herself I can see her moving into to and trading her dresses for food so she can keep on being lazy.
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.I think its better we ask Mom about how that works with inviting people into the forest before we do that, so it worked out perfect.
>>36235116> Let her Mom know where you're going.> Scoop up our lazy bird.> Mention structures and the like to Nin on the way out.> Drop the invite to Lann when we leave.
>>36235116>>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.>>Let her Mom know where you're going. There's no harm in it.Dungeon diving with Mom and Dad, brb.
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.Maybe during the Kidnapping say "Taking Jin on Grand Adventure. Will bring her back some-when. K, Thanks, Bye"also, If we want Lann to tag along, can we just Kidnap her too? Pick her up on the way out from the Tavern?Personally, I'm not that concerned if we invite Lann now, or later... just offering a 'Giant Spider' way of doing it...
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.only stop if you are asked what you're doing
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.>Let her Mom know where you're going. There's no harm in it.We can at least yell that we are taking her.
>>36235253>>36235201wait till later for Lann, better to know the laws, we dont want to break the treaty.
>>36235116>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.>Let her Mom know where you're going. There's no harm in it.Going to meet a even more giant spider, have a nice day!
>>36235116>Open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur!
>>36235253Once we cleared it up for mom, that definitly how we will do it. Even better if we come early in this morning, scoop her out of her bed and put her on our shell so she can wake up on a bed of giant spider.
>>36235282I was planning on leaving her an open invitation to be settled in a few days' time. That gives us time to go back, speak with mom, and for Lann to shift around her own schedule. For instance, today would have been a terrible day for her to skip off and mess around with spiders.
>>36235116>>Abduct Jin. Open door, take harpy.That old geezer is great.
>>36235334We already gave her a invitation as much as we could, not much point giving her another before we have cleared up if its allowed at all.
>>36235309So long as we get to tell the Old Guy that we are visiting to Kidnap Lann... He'll enjoy that...Never a Dull day when the 'Giant Spider' comes into town...
Alright, so we were telling Lann the unblemished truth!Writing!
>>36235377I'll take your point. When we can actually say she "can" comes, we'll bring it up again, but not before.
>>36235399I don't expect it to be forbidden anyway, as long as we stay clear of the sensitive places like the moth village and maybe thr ruins.
Harpy headwings when?
>>36235539beast 12. Gamer nerd in ninja family finds himself in a world full of monsters fighting magitech mecha. Its by the same guy who makes Daily Life with Monster Girl.
>>36235539I think its underwater ray romano.
>>36235586On the other hand, harpies in that manga have wings AND arms. On the other hand, harpies are also Native Americans.
>>36235586oh, cool crap, i expected hentai
>>36235632Don't worry anon, you can never not expect hentai.
>>36235632It's softcore hentai. So pretty much any normally published manga.
>>36235632It's from the guy behind My Life with Monster Girl, so it wouldn't surprise me it gets suggestive, but nothing explicit happens on screen. Still lewd though, as his depiction of spiderbutt here clearly shows.
>>36235605Nevermind. it seems that I mixed up my VNs again.
So I think I'll share an interesting chain of thoughts I had yesterday.While working on the map my music started playing Bohemian Rhapsody, so I began imagining it sung by Lyra, and when that turned into them as a medieval idol group doing their own special effects I had to stop for a few minutes because I was laughing too much.
>>36235946Sorry, I'm still picturing the image of Nin beating the crap out of mom in some sort of psycho pomp fueled whirlwind of musketeer fury.
>>36235867You know, ONE DAY we're going to notice we're not wearing spiderpanties.We're already feeling the lack of spiderbra.
>>36235965Think about how much everyone in our group sparkles, if this quest was in modern times we'd be so set for being idols it's beyond ironic.
>>36236041Well you see we don't need them because......>"We are a giant spider yes?"
>>36236041We should ask Lann to explain panties to us, I'd say ask mom but I don't think she wears any
>>36236047Re:Monster Idol Quest. ... I'd play it.
You need to pick up the pace if you want to reach the ruins in time. That means cutting short any attempts by Nin to sell the villagers on 'submitting to your rule' or 'every belly shall be full while the spider queen reigns'.It has nothing to do with the blush flushing your cheeks. That's just exertion. Or the heat. It's nothing.You speed through the village, and Nin extricates herself from the eye socket to sit on the edges, watching the buildings with wide eyes, her hair trailing behind her as you move."Look at all this- Wooden houses! And there are so many!""There is a smith, and a trader, an Inn, and the guild- Hmm. You would probably like candy, yes.""Candy?""It is made of sugar, yes?""I still don't know what that is.""Behave, and you might just find out.""I am always behaved.""I will just pretend you said something that made sense, yes? This is Jin's house.""She has a house?""There is a nest above. The cabin is her father's, yes?""Her father has a cabin?""Ah. Her father is human, yes. A lumberjack- uh, he cuts down trees, for wood."She's quiet a moment as you advance on the door."There is so much I don't know, Lyra.""The world is a great deal wider than this, yes? We can see it together, piece by piece."The little moth shifts in her seat, moving up your shell till she sits at the top, leaning into you. She throws a delicate arm around you, giving you a little hug. You lean your head back gently, feeling your hair brushing her cheek.She withdraws, and you put your hand to the doorhandle. Go time.You pull it open after a single knock, and the whole family looks up from their meal as a giant spider pushes her way through the door. "Good morning, yes? I need this."
>>36236071It's just that the gianter we get, the bigger a problem it becomes.
>>36236121Jin manages to snag a piece of meat from the table while you hoist her into position behind you. "I will bring her back later, yes? Good day!"Jareth just starts laughing, and you back out the door while Lia shakes her head slowly. You can hear her yell as you turn, the door closing behind you."She is your responsibility, then! Bring her back clean, please!"You turn to look at Jin, and find Nin watching the harpy choke back her slab of breakfast, making a mess of her white feathers. You dab at her face with a napkin, for all it's worth. (It isn't worth much.)"Lyrnnma wrhrm thsmmsm""Swallow first, yes."The bird chokes a little as she forces the whole piece back at once, turning to look at the curious moth."Who is this, yes?""Ah. Jin, This is Nin. Nin, This is Jin."They stare each other down for a quiet moment."You have a good name.""You too, yes."You roll your eyes, and set a path for the ruins. (With a short stop with an exasperated Lann. You're getting a little worried about the old guy, though.)___________________________________________You've hit the ruins, just in time, too. There are problems though.Namely, the two monsters behind you."-And if she is ruling, then everything is better!""Lyra is strong, yes. And a Queen is in charge?""Of everyone! And we'll have a city, and the forest and everything-"You do not need to be ganged up on. One is bad enough.
>>36236146Your mother and father are sitting in the meadow, chatting quietly, leaning against each other in the shade.You flag them down as you approach, ridiculous posse in tow."Are you ready for your surprise, yes?"Your mother sighs."Lyra, you are a not even a year old, and somehow the word surprise calls to mind an image of the forest in flames, yes?""It is only my hands, though. I would have to touch every tree-""Lyra."You laugh, and gesture for them to follow.Dad trails along behind Mom as you lead them through the ruins, stepping lightly over rubble as you go.Mom stops, her face transforming into shock, and Dad stares at the monolithic structure before him."I fixed it, yes?"The ruins lie open before you...
>>36236092Lyra would be the tomboy guitarist that has to fight off fan girls, Sheszka would be on drums and care about nothing else in life aside from rocking out and having fun, Jin and Nin would be the super sparkly singers surrounded with glittering moth dust and stars.
>>36236146>"Ah. Jin, This is Nin. Nin, This is Jin.">They stare each other down for a quiet moment.>"You have a good name.">"You too, yes."Lost it
>>36236146We're getting real good at this whole kidnapping thing.Also we must start a mutiny among those two so we don't have to be queen.
>>36236169>That's it for today. Thanks for playing!>Thanks for sticking around. I'm really sorry for the interruptions today.>Next thread probably won't be until next week- I'm out of town for a while.>We'll set it for monday, 2PM EST.>Comments, questions and concerns answers in thread!AND>Ill be using free time to do a few write ups while I'm away!>Please drop a suggestion for something you'd like to see!>People were wondering about the Spidershark scene from he bonus options- I'll be sure to include that one.
>>36236169The ruins lie open before you...>open>OPEN why do i feel like this was a big mistake?
>>36236169Don't quit on us now, REQM. Onward, to the giantest spider butt of all!
>>36236244thanks for running
>>36236247if it is we'll just put in a giant door
>>36236244>something you'd like to seeTHAT WATER SPIDER SCENE HINTED AT EARLIER.Also, figuring out what to do about these dang swellings from mom. We need her flustered.
>>36236244Thanks for running.>>36236247Its not like they were closed before?
>>36236244Were those double nat 100's originally aimed at mom?
>>36236247Meh, we have not one, but TWO giant spiders. What could go wrong?
>>36236244Thanks for running.All I want is a scene of Lyra asking her parents about boobs
>>36236284they were collapsed before
>>36236244can you write up the scene in Jin's home right before we came and snatched her away?
>>36236244So exactly what we're those nat-100's used for?
>>36236146>Jin and Nin like each others names.>laughingspider.jpg>>36236244Thanks for running, i cant wait to see what Mom does next.also has Elle gained any experience? she seems to have stalled out for a while now, her pastebin hasn't had anything added for a considerable amount of time
>>36236244Thanks for running REQM, this was an excellent thread, even by your high standards.>"Ah. Jin, This is Nin. Nin, This is Jin.">They stare each other down for a quiet moment.>"You have a good name.">"You too, yes."Bravo, you magnificent spider, see in you a week. Will you update the pastebins before then, incidentally? I really wanna know what Shezs is now.
>>36236291Should have brought Sara, then we could have done super magic hacks to continue reconstructing the ruins.
>>36236344We got dad.
>>36236276>>36236284>>36236300>>36236331Thanks for playing!>>36236300>>36236281I see your request for flustered mothers. The water scene is a given, no worries!>>36236326I'm absolutely brutal about updating pastes when I absolutely don't have to. For instance, I still; haven't added the timeskip time to everyone yet. I'll make fixing them up a priority while I'm gone.>>36236324>>36236289They were for you training and Nin learning!>>36236318I'll see what I can do!
>>36236244A write up of Nin lecturing Jin and Shezska about courtly manners and the 'proper' way to act around 'Queen Lyra'
>>36236244> Elle's Story, A Weaver's Tale, or The Not-So Adventurous Adventures of the Slug Spider
>>36236244what did we do with that pile of wolfs we had?
>>36236414Dad catching Lyra plotting the crazy ideas we come up with.
>>36236146>"-And if she is ruling, then everything is better!">"Lyra is strong, yes. And a Queen is in charge?">"Of everyone! And we'll have a city, and the forest and everything-">You do not need to be ganged up on. One is bad enough.I'm surprised Sheszka hasn't support Nin by saying that her Alpha has the strongest pack, so will be perfect Queen.
>>36236414Can give us a little background on Shesz's new evolution now, then? I'm curious as to how she managed to get both fire and ice blessings.
>>36236433>The Mothia going around and teaching everyone about "respect"
>>36236414Had both of those gone toward sparring against Mom, how would Nin have faired?
>>36236463>The Not-So Adventurous Adventures of the Comfy SpiderFTFYShe needs silk pajamas with lace and embroidered silk blankets to be comfortable in.
>>36236414wheeeeen are we covereing everything in webs?
>>36236433>>36236463>>36236487I'll take as many suggestions as I can!No promises about what I'll get done, but throw em out and we'll see what I can do!>>36236331Sheszka is a Moon-touched Arctic Wolf.>>36236473Your stomach is nearly as efficient as Dad's bag of holding.Though you can't get anything back from it.>>36236497Well, one of those 100's would have been Mom's....>>36236492Fire is from Lyra, Ice is from her evolution!
>>36236473I guess we brought them home. Family's gotta eat, after all. We might have even been able to wrangle our brothers in for a talk. Having those savages about in their ripped clothes may be what had Mom weaving again.
>>36236547> Ancient History as Told by the Herald NinWith possible, very timid interruptions from Rei.Alternately, the real history as given by Nin's mother that got Nin all worked up on the queen trend to begin with.
>>36236496>Now you then human, you're going to show the Queen respect when she rolls through town, or Ren here is going to have to introduce your kneecaps to his 'walking stick', capiche?>You're not referring to that twig his waving around are you?>SHUT UP, ITS A CLUB, STUPID.
>>36236547>Well, one of those 100's would have been Mom's....squish?
>>36236547What did Sheszka do to get ice powers and Moon-touched?
Whoever archived forgot the "Collective game" tag, as required of quests.
>>36236547Mom and Lia discussing the trouble Lyra and Jin get into and their effect on each other... possibly during a 'hunting trip'... Dialogue inter-spaced between various acts of hunting, possibly...
>>36236646touch Lyra's moonthe howling, i guess?
>>36236547I believe you said that wolves don't naturally get variant evolutions, not that I mind her getting something unique, mind you. It's just that she hasn't really done anything ice themed in the time we have known her to the best of my ability to recall.
>>36236547Already made one request but if you get bored enough, "What If The Party Was A Modern Monster Idol Group"
>>36236547> Silent Night, A Tale of Untold FrustrationBasically, mom and elf dad keep trying to get alone time but the kids keep interrupting. May end with the brothers glued to the side of a tree.> Family HistoryA tale of famous arachne in the family, as told by mom> A Spider's Bedtime StoryBedtime stories mom may have told our more excitable siblings to get them to sleep
>>36236646Ice powers come from moon touched- Arctic wolf, despite it's name, is Just a matter of colouration. Which she got to match Jin, tho other member of Lyra's 'pack'Moon touched comes from the howling, the transformation, and the fact that she spends a lot of time awake at night. >>36236659There's a few misarchives. How do I go about fixing them?>>36236751>>36236696>>36236661>>36236598This list is already a lot longer than it was supposed to be.
>>36236819you don't have to take them all.
>>36236829I won't be writing them all, that's not possible.I'll put the suggestions in a file, and any that catch my attention will get written up.
>>36236819i think you have to mail the suptg guy, but i'm not sure if he cares about quests
>>36236547Something from Sheszka's 'Pre-Lyra' times, possibly the events leading her to leave her first pack...
>>36236819Just do the ones you want, we're fine with anything.
>>36236819Seriously, I am >>36236463>>36236751>>36236598You have my permission to ignore any or all of these. I'm just spitballing ideas in the hopes that one catches your interest.
>>36236819Go to the Suptg IRC and tell LordLicorice, if he is both online and awake he will fix them.>>36236855he will, he has been very helpful the handful of times i have asked him to change archive stuff(titles, tags etc)
>>36236855He'll change them: he did it for when Mahou Shounen got misarchived not too long ago.
I wonder if anyone has noticed that Lyra is taking puberty in stride and is the only one embarrassed whenever her parents are obviously going to have sex, while the other kids are clueless.
>>36237029Lyra is marching around in a second evolution body at less than a month old. She is unnaturally intelligent and has proven adept at everything she has yet tried her hand at. I think that the parents have a lot more to take notice of then who seems to "get it" when they are looking for alone time.
>>36237029>>36237073Also, Mom totally doesn't know. Otherwise we'd be left in a crater every time we tried to get her to "explain" puberty to her.
>>36237029Pretty sure Lia noticed in one of the time-skip scenes, at least the "taking puberty in stride" part.
>>36237098>Otherwise we'd be left in a crater every time we tried to get her to "explain" puberty to her.We should ask for dating tips.
>>36236547>Lyra and Mom both get 100s
>>36237723>implying it wouldn't be more like this.