There's a moment of clean-up as you pack away the pile of webbing, stuffing it into an empty bag. You think Elle eats it sometimes?Your family might be a little weird.Or maybe it's normal for spiders? You might be the weird one. Nah. It's definitely Elle.Lann excused herself, running upstairs to pack some clothes or whatever. So you're standing in the street, tapping limbs and waiting for your friend. Nin is fun to watch, though. The little moth is bracing herself on your skull, wings fluttering as she snaps her head back and forth faster than even Jin does. It's a little worrying, but she seems so excited.She's currently... vaguely well behaved. There's still the gate on the way out, though. But maybe there's a way around that.>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth. >Speed is your friend here- Once Lann is ready, nonstop through the gate.>Distractions! Have her 'practice' flying while you leave.>Other (?)
>>36566560Announcements: 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
>>36566560>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth. Giving her candy as a reward not too soon after she's been promoting our queenly reign?What could possibly go wrong?
>Be sleeping because of late-night shift>Wake up far, far too early to be acceptable>Think something is horribly wrong>Finally decide to check /tg/ after calming down>It's time for Spiderbutt!What have you done to me REQM?
>>36566560>>Distractions! Have her 'practice' flying while you leave.We need to become our mother as fast as possible.In other news the Mothia campaign is officially on the Lamb now. And one of the Moths is trying to make a drug powder
>>36566560>>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth.Pros: Nin meets new peopleCons: Nin meets new people and acts as our herald
>>36566560>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth.
>>36566560>Tie up the moth in webbingFor reasons.Mainly because the Elf doesn't want to be, and the Guard said we can't Kidnap Elf, so we must Kidnap Moth after bringing her here.
>>36566560>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth.Maybe we can also pick up some spices to use at home, or if some new fashion magazine has come in from the cities.
>>36566657or the spindle for Elle
>>36566560>>Speed is your friend here- Once Lann is ready, nonstop through the gate.Woop woop
>>36566560>>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth.Maybe get some other things too.>Distractions! Have her 'practice' flying while you leave.
>>36566560>candied mothIf her mouth is full she can't announce us.
>>36566616>In other news the Mothia campaign is officially on the Lamb now. And one of the Moths is trying to make a drug powderStory time?Story time.Story time!
>>36566560>>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth.also pick up a sketchbook for the weapons and armor we're going to make.
>>36566671Has Elle mentioned the spindle to us? It was only in her head during the bonus scene.I guess we can just say she mentioned it off screen. Yeah, if they have a spindle of other sewing/weaving equipment, we can get it for her.
>>36566616I'm not entirely certain how one jumps from Monsterfolk fantasy to Prohibition Era drug runners, but it certainly seems interesting.Also, Bribery.
>>36566560>A quick stop at the trader for some candy- Bribe/reward the moth.>Distractions! Have her 'practice' flying while you leave.
>>36566744>>36566796It all starts once they realize what they have done to the village, and they confess to the village elder. And a human over hears. The human decided to share this information with the local authorities, and they decide they wanted to have a chat with out little Mothia. They decided it be better to skip town then deal with the law, mostly because the last time I had them caught I did in fact make them stand trial. However once they started running one of them realized the situation they were in. On the run, for the creation and plans to sell Alcohol. They are now heading for the largest city on the continent with every plan to take over the criminal underground. Mr. Cocaine Moth figures that if he can make a new and awesome drug they'll have an in with a drug lord.Oh my poor helpless notes I only could use them once that session
>>36566913Will the terrifying drug lord Tuco kill them once they outlive their usefulness? Find out next time on Making Moths
>>36566913Moths in this setting run the risk of getting kidnapped because of how versatile their dusts are and how weak they are physically.Do YOUR moths run the risk of getting kidnapped and force to do things? They should be, that way your players have to run the risk of prey being predators in the black Jungle that is civilization.
>>36566994If it helps they are planning to divvy up the different crimes of the city. Mr Rainbow Moth plans to be the cities GrandPimp>>36567016Even after encounters with Bears, wolves and other forest creatures they don't seem that afraid of things larger or stronger then them. (I.E Everything) so the city is going to be a very fun place for me.
>>36566671Let's also get her that spindle. She'll like it.
You consider for maybe half a second. If it works, it'll definitely be worth it. If it works...No time for hesitation, Lyra. Nobody ever made progress by wishing things were better."Nin.""Mhmmmmm?""We are almost ready to leave, yes. If you were to- Ah, not make it any more difficult-""I am not kidnapping anyone, My queen. My fragile heart could not take such sorrow-""That is a filthy lie and you know it-""Heeeee-"You bury your face in our hands as she starts to giggle."Heehehehehehehe-""Candy.""Heee- Hah?""Behave yourself, and I will get you some candy, yes?""I still don't know what that is. And I am fairly certain that we don't eat the same sort of things, Lyra."You shake your head."It isn't meat, yes? And moths- ah, the insect kind- The small insect kind, yes?""Mhm.""They eat it. I think they like it? Sugar, that is. It is made of sugar.""What is sugar?""A sort of, uh. It's an ingredient, usually. In cooking. It looks like little crystals, yes?""Crystal?""Gemstones? That sort of thing?"Nin purses her lips, shaking her head side to side."Umm. Did your books have pictures?""Some of them.""Were there any pictures of kings and queens, yes?""Yes.""Crowns?""Yes.""Gems and crystals are the kinds of things set into crowns, yes? Sometimes. My mother's spear has one in the centre.""And I can eat those?""No, you can eat sugar. It just sort of looks like those. Don't try to eat gems, yes? They are rocks."Nin kneels in the eye socket, her elbows on the rim, propping up her head. She closes her eyes as you watch, tilting her head side to side and humming. She does that a lot when she's thinking.
>>36567523Her eyes open, and she smiles."Alright. Though it pains me, as your most loyal herald, I will trust in my queen for now."You groan a little, but pat her gently on the head as Lann strides out of the guild, her pack easily doubled in size. She walks right up, smiling as she goes."You're ready, then?""Yeah, I'm good.""What did you need so much of that it filled a whole bag?"She glances at her pack and shrugs."Adventurer stuff? Bedroll, clothes-""We have a bath. And more blankets than you have ever seen, yes."She snorts."I've probably seen a lot of blankets, kid.""There are seven arachne in my family, yes? And we have more blankets than we need to cover all of us."You friend takes a step back, sizing you up."I'll give you the benefit of the doubt. Maybe.""I'll make you sleep in that bedroll, yes."You share a laugh."We have one stop at the trader's, yes.">Anything else you want to pick up while you're there?
>>36567523Nin is adorable.Candy. Gem like.. Gems mean royalty. Lyra buys candy... COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT!
>>36567611Straight sugar.Candied Meats baby.
>>36567611dried fruits?could be good for a "on the go" reward, no?
>>36567611Spices, and any sewing equipment they have.
>>36567611candy, spindle for Elle, see if they have magic or related items for Sara (to distract her from using us as a test subject).
Do you guys think we'll ever meet a hive of Bee people. I'm already thinking of possible evolutions, like warriors having a Wasp evolution for example.
>>36567611MAPS! See if they have maps. Maps of roads, trade routes, rivers. Anything. We'll be hitting the road sooner or later (probably sooner) and we could use them to pick our route.Fashion mags. A spindle and any other weaving/sewing products they might have.Jerky is always good for a snack.
>>36567611See if there are any tailor things that Elle might be interested in...technically she hasn't actually asked us to get her a 'spindle' yet...though we could conveniently get her one as she does do ALOT of weaving...
>>36567611I guess Dad and Sara would appreciate more writing supplies?Maybe some books filled with heroic tales for Aria?A fluffy pillow for Elle?
That's a whole lot of stuff!I'll see what I can do.
Jin and Sheszka have been quiet.Too quiet.They are plotting. Or Nin has already plotted for them and they are acting on her will. We should be cautious.
>>36567772Also do our brothers still exsist? I think ones name was zac but I can't remember the other so I just think zac and Cody from that one disny show are our brothers
>>36567900Ephram.They're Zach and Ephram.
>>36567932The Sweet Life of Zac and Ephram?
>>36567900Course they still exist, and are still one person that do nothing but hunt all the time. Silly Zack and Cody.Their life is probably like The Suite Life of Zach and Ephram when we're on another adventure.
>>36567959The Largely Unnoticed Life of Zac and Ephram.
>>36567971Wait a sec I totally want one of them to get a crush on lamb for the Lola now. Probably cuz I'm lame
>>36568013Lann* fucking auto correct.
>>36567986And the spin-off: The Largely Unnoticed Life in the Forrest.
>>36567900>>36567959>>36567971>>36567986>>36568034And now I can't stop seeing "Ephram" as "Efron".
>>36568105This is perfect. Thank you for this.
I wonder how our past human self would react to how eccentric we've gotten. Probably laugh her ass off.Also if anyone ever asks why we know so much while not even two months old we should deadpan 'Past life experiences' and continue on our way.
>>36568198She'd probably be like four different kinds of terrified to see a giant spider that's probably in the process of kidnapping her.
>>36568198We'd definitely just say "I'm a giant spider." And then walk off
But seriously tho I would like to see more of the brothers. As long as one or both of them have a striking resemblance to zac efron or how ever you spell that guys last name
Theresa is happy to see you- Almost more so when she realizes you don't have more silk to sell. "We had trouble getting a caravan up here, then we had trouble with negotiations, then we had trouble getting suitable guards- It's a pain. A good, and very wealthy sort of pain, but a pa- Is that a moth?!"You look back. Nin is still seated on your back, turning her head all over to check out the wares. Turning back to Theresa, you nod."Yes.""That's all the explanation I'm going to get, isn't it?""Her name is Nin, yes?"The shopkeep circles your abdomen, and offers a hand to your passenger. "I'm Theresa. Nice to meet you.""I am Nin, the first herald of the que- Oh, I am supposed to be behaving."She smiles, and takes the offered hand."Just Nin, then!"Theresa blinks. Repeatedly."... There's a queen-""No.""She just said-""She likes to pretend I am a queen, yes."The girl looks you up and down."Are you?""Wha- No!""It's a fair question.""It's not a- No. Nevermind. Can I get some of the rock candy, please? I think I am bribing someone, but it might just be self-inflicted blackmail.""Uh, Alright then."The trader busies herself behind the counter, looking for the jar of candy, and you nudge the moth forwards."You can look around, yes? It's safe here."Nin nods, crossing her arms, and floats to the floor, scurrying towards the nearest rack.You scour the building yourself. It's something to do while you wait, at least.You end up with a few small jars of spices, and you think you've spotted a spindle on the wall.People use those to sew, right? Or something.You're not big on ancient history. You weren't big on ancient history, anyway. It's probably time to start.
>>36568413There's a few charts here and there, but you can probably get some from your parents. There is basically no way that your father doesn't have entire books of carefully detailed maps, probably covered in half finished notes.You giggle to yourself a little as you move.You grab another little jar, this one with what looks like dried fruits, and some ink and paper. This is what you do now. Plan ahead for additional bribery.Theresa is more than happy to sell you the bits and pieces you picked up- And her entire face lights up when you point to the spindle. She gives it to you for free.Now with a package strapped to the skull's peak, you head for the gate, monsters and a half elf in tow.>Play nice at the gate. Kidnap Lann once you're past.>Wait till you get out of sight, at least. She seems to be a little sensitive about her reputation.>You've got her for the next day or so. She can have it easy once, at least.>Other (?)
>>36568410>As long as one or both of them have a striking resemblance to zac efron or how ever you spell that guys last nameThere's terrible suggestions, and then there's that.
>>36568437>Wait till you get out of sight, at least. She seems to be a little sensitive about her reputation.
>>36568437>Play nice at the gate. Kidnap Lann once you're past.She can't take away all our fun.
>>36568437>>You've got her for the next day or so. She can have it easy once, at least.We can kidnap her in the morning.>>36568447Not a fan of Zefron?
>>36568437>>Play nice at the gate. Kidnap Lann once you're past.Start Kidnapping her the second we are out of the Gate, that guard can't complain at that point
>>36568437>>Play nice at the gate. Kidnap Lann once you're past.
>>36568437>Wait till you get out of sight, at least. She seems to be a little sensitive about her reputation.We'll behave until she doesn't expect anything. Then we'll strike.
>>36568437>Wait till you get out of sight, at least. She seems to be a little sensitive about her reputation.tying up Lann is a great pastime.
>>36568437>Wait till we are legally outside the gate and therefore outside their jurisdiction but still in sight before tying up Elf.It just can't be not done.
>>36568437>Play nice at the gate. Kidnap Lann once you're past.
There is absolutely no shame in getting kidnapped by someone who is probably capable of whooping the ass of every single adventure in town at once.
>>36568518Perfectly legal elf kidnappings? Let's do it.
>>36568437>>Wait till you get out of sight, at least. She seems to be a little sensitive about her reputation.cocoon her into a ball and put in an eye slot.
Seems like she'll be allowed to relax just long enough to make the strike that much more poignant.Writing!
I'm tempted to go a bit farther and make up an Earth-boat so when the guard asks we can say we are shanghaiing / looting as a swashbuckler her.
>>36568437> You've got her for the next day or so. She can have it easy once, at least.Seriously, I don't care for embarrassing her or for encouraging that (>>36568473) kind of reaction image.
>>36568708>Not embarrassing ITTY BITTY HALF-ELFsesWhat kind of special breed of faggot are you?
>>36568688You'd think she'd have learned her lesson by now
I can't wait to see the family reaction to us walking into the nest to drop stuff off with a tied up and gagged half-elf on our shoulder.Mom will probably go red in the face, squeak out something along the lines of "It's too soon!" and bodily throw herself out of the nest. Again.
I hate oversleeping and missing half the thread.Also, shut up merchant lady, we're not the queen. never. NEVER!
>>36568761I'm more worried about our siblings getting confused and thinking we brought appetizers for dinner.
>>36568761Then we just ask her too soon for what. If she stutters or doesn't answer we ask if it has anything to do with why she and dad always leave the nest at night
>>36568806Nah man, I'd prefer it if we sabotage Dad by saying that we read some books he left out.And then run away, very fast.
>>36568761We'll pretend we don't know what she's talking about, but we will because of our past life.And we will laugh internally.He He He
>>36568822How terrified would Lann be if she heard that thought? Getting dragged out into the forest by a spider that was curious about things she read in a questionable book
>>36568761I prefer a struggling ball fit snugly in one of skull slots>>36568798this is a bad thing?>>36568822yes!>>36568875again this is a bad thing?
>>36568875And then we sabotage the Lann by saying that it was a book about knots.
>>36568921>Mom mad and embarrassed >Dad wondering what happened>Siblings confused>Butts are confused>Lann is going crazy because of Lewdness disease>Lyra snickering.Lyra is a Chaos elemental.
I feel bad about any kidnappings of lann.We should tell her after we do it that it just wasn't right.We should go find a princess, maybe. They're much better for kidnapping than adventurers, right?
>>36568904Listen, I get that we think this is funny from an outside perspective. However, from an in-character perspective, there is a girl you have only recently met. She seems like a nice enough sort, though she is kind of strange. Said girl says she's taking you on a visit to a really cool location and then decides, literally for shits and giggles that she's going to pack you into a claustrophobically tight casing and then drag you through the woods for almost an hour. That isn't funny. It's goddamn creepy.Even just tying her up in a conventional sense is fucking weird, especially after she expressed discontent with our escapades last time. From a party perspective, we are making Lyra That Guy. That isn't really something I think any of us should want.
>>36568959Our next evolution will surly include Blessings of the Goddess of Chaos.
>>36568996I was asleep and so couldn't vote, but I do sort of agree.I'm going to just hope it's written like a comedic thing and none of the characters take huge offense.
>>36568996Yeah, I agree as well. There's a point where it stops being funny, and I think we're perilously close to going across it, if we haven't already.
>>36568996Ok sorry got carried away and I apologize to any one and everyone I offended.
>>36569120Na your pretty much right by saying that. We are really close to becoming that spider
>>36569120It's all good. We were just taking the joke a bit too far and I think we've now taken a step back from our amusement to consider the in-character perspective and possible ramifications of our actions.I'm fully confident REQM won't let us ruin our relationship with Lann over one round of shenanigans, the quest being as light hearted and fun as it is. Still, we definitely don't want to keep pushing her buttons when she has made it clear what her boundaries are. Doing so is like trading the sheep for the wool as it were, and later on we might regret it.Besides, I'm sure we'll find bandits eventually, and then be able to have our fun.
>>36568996From her perspective Lyra's also a month old and goofball who has grownup too fast, but has good intentions. From a personal near death experience, I like to chalk it up as Lyra being high on the fact that she's alive, it changes your outlook on things.
>>36569284>>36569120no I'm the dude who wanted to cocoon the girl
The gate is almost boring- though you can practically see the tenseness knotting your friends shoulders on our approach. Lann throws constant glances towards you, trying to keep an eye on you at all times. You wouldn't say that your encouraging it, but...You definitely smile at her when she faces you. You might be showing a little fang.Who knows, really?There's more people at the gate as you walk up- the men from the guild earlier, the people with the paper. They're chatting as you walk up."It's all marked down, sir.""Hmph. The arachne was in the guild earlier, looking for someone or another.""Lann, sir. Uh, Archer. Half-elf. It's all in there.""How'd a guild member wind up with a spider, anyway?""With a spider?"The older standing man waves a hand."I'm not going to judge someone's taste. I'm just curious how it happened-""Wha-"And now Lann is wearing an absolutely shellshocked expression, her face frozen somewhere between a blush and denial.And as much as you want the conversation to continue, if only for your own amusement, there's no way you could possibly hold back your laughter.Both men turn at the sound, and are confronted by a half-elf frantically trying to be somewhere else, and an arachne bent double with laughter, wheezing and crying. Nin is giggling right alongside you- While Sheszka and Jin are politely waiting for their friends to start making sense again.The guild representative- You assume, anyway- watches in confusion, before he finally waves a hand to one side and interrupts."So? How did it happen?"Lann chokes."It's- I- No!- Not- It's not!"You manage to restrain your cackling, straightening. You rub at your tear streaked cheeks, which just kinda spreads them around.Lann, now apparently able to sense incoming trouble, snaps her feet together into something resembling a military stance, and barks out an answer all at once before you can.
>>36569407"We met at the gate, Sir! She's a child, and she shared stories with the guild! We do not have that sort of relationship, sir!"She finishes gasping for breath, trying to calm herself as the officer scratches behind his ears."Ah. My apologies, then. I'd heard she'd spent a night at the guild-""Just sleeping, sir."He nods."Carry on, then. Your destinations, Misses?"You step forward, pointing to each in turn."Lyra, Jin, Nin, Sheszka and Lann, yes. We are going home, she is visiting."The guard scribbles it all down, and you're ushered through the gate and onto the road- even the officer is blushing a bit, trying to shoo you off and dodge his mistake. Lann's still blushing after you crest the hill, starting down the stone road towards the ruins. She holds one hand to her forehead as she walks, holding her eyes shut and following the sound of your footsteps.You twist."Are you alright?""Fine. I'm fine!"Her voice is a little squeaky. You smile."Don't worry, yes? There is nothing to be concerned about.""I'm not... concerned. Just a bit embarrassed.""About that?""Of course!"You tap your fingers together."I would think you would be much more embarassed about the kidnapping, yes."Her eyes snap open, but it's already far too late. You secure her hands behind her back and throw her over your shoulder, laughing all the while, tearing down the road to the ruins with your victim and your friends."LYRAAAAA!">A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.>Home first! She can meet the family.>You're a little hungry, actually. Maybe a hunt is in order?>Other (?)
>>36569420>>A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.Ruins distract elves, right? At least it works for Dad.
>>36569420>>Home first! She can meet the family.We can take her to the ruins on the way back or with Mom and Dad.
>>36569420>>A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.We might even run into our parents.
>>36569420> Home first! She can meet the family.> Search the trail for game that can be found close by.It's getting a little late in the day, probably want to get home so we can spend time with the family and then make our way to the waterfall.
>>36569420>You're a little hungry, actually. Maybe a hunt is in order?If she's staying over, we'll need to feed her.
>>36569476>Home first! She can meet the family.Ruins was very tempting, but more shinanigans!
>>36569420>Home first! She can meet the family.We drop the excess stuffs off.
>>36569420>>A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.>>Home first! She can meet the family.I literally can't decide.Why don't we ask HER what part of the forest she wants to see first?
>>36569420>>A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.>>36569485If we do see them we can "Ask" what the guard meant by saying we were together with Lyra, embarrassment for everyone!
>>36569420>Home first! She can meet the familyAlso we're loaded up with presents. We can't do proper adventuring looking like a pack spider
>>36569420>A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.It'll give her a break.
>>36569530>If we do see them we can "Ask" what the guard meant by saying we were together with Lyra, embarrassment for everyone!Yes. Even if we don't go to the ruins now. When we see them later we must relate what the human at the gate said and ask Spidermom what he meant.
>>36569420>>You're a little hungry, actually. Maybe a hunt is in order?[joking] we already have bate [not joking] lets get another turtlegator.
>>36569420>A stopover in the ruins, maybe? Lann seemed curious, last time.They're on the way home, anyway.
>>36569420>Home first! She can meet the family.if we stop at the ruins she'd want to investigate them and then we'll never have time to show her the falls.
>>36569420>Home first! She can meet the family.
>>36569420>You're a little hungry, actually. Maybe a hunt is in order?
>>36569420>>Home first! She can meet the family.Poor Lann. Rumor's already going 'round that she's robbing the web.
Looks like home first!Writing!
>>36569673Well, we're going to have to walk her past the ruins at least.
>>36569673Minor delay while I shovel food into my gullet.Writing will resume shortly.
>Lyra suddenly realizes that she is missing out on the Honk.Ouch.
>>36569990Go over to the front page or the catalog, see if you notice anything after a while.
>>36569990dem clowns man.Honk indeed.
Damn We should have interrupted.We have been together for a few days now! I am taking her to see my family, yes!
>>36570015the fuck is the honking about?
>>36570017we were too busy laughing.Also finding out that our chitinous hands are INCAPABLE of rubbing tears away from our face, as they are smooth and hard.
>>36570056It's Mootles' waifus birthday.Asuka / Usuka from Neon Genesis Evangelion.
>>36570057That's why we have Jin, Sheszka, and Nin. To be there to wipe away the tears of happiness, and the tears of sorrow.
>Random shit embedded into 4chan's catalog and front pagesOh, how I've missed these days. Better days, when all you could hear when refreshing a thread was that fucking pudding commercial.At least they've changed it so that it doesn't happen in every thread tab and just the catalog/front pages.
I have to say I've never heard a version of Cruel angels Thesis with nothing but honks before.
>>36570132It's Chen come back to harvest our souls on the day of Mootles' love interest.
>>36570132You would have if you frequented ss13 servers I do.
>>36570132its fucking amazing I laughed so hard
I have to ddrop someone off, post is nearly done.
>>36570431Or not. Back to writing, then.
>>36570454In other news, nowhere is safe from Jin.
Your prisoner falls silent as you pass through the ruins, which is probably for the best. For both her lungs and your ears.You swing her into your arms as you walk, so she can get a better view of the fallen stone- and also so you can chat. Talking to someone behind you is one thing, talking to someone over your shoulder is just irritating."This is the city?""Yes. There's a few statues on the other side, and the walls stretch pretty far around, yes.""I thought- Honestly, I thought with the way it was defended, there was something more.""It's mostly underground, now. Mazes of collapsed tunnels and monsters. There's all sort of things beneath, yes.""Huh."You're keeping a decent stride. Strong enough that your hair is catching the wind, fluttering ever so slightly- There's way too much of it to really trail behind you. At least at this speed.You need to do something about that eventually.The forest is peaceful as you walk, heading unerringly towards home."Shouldn't there be more monsters?""There's four right here, yes?""You know what I mean.""The daytime creatures, they mostly avoid me. If I am not sneaking around, I can travel in peace.""That's... really handy, actually.""Usually.""Are you going to untie me?""Eventually."She sighs, leaning back into your arms. "Just relax, yes? We're almost there.""Where?""Home."The little clearing is the same as always.For a given value of always, anyway.The stone pillars that make up the bath are pretty new, but you're kind of used to them already so...You ignore it, heading straight for the tree.Lann watches."Uh- Lyra. Lyra, what're you- Woah!""We live in a nest, yes?"She looks past you, at the retreating forest floor."I didn't realize. About the nests. Or the walking straight up trees bit."You shrug, jostling her a little, and she tenses. "Don't worry. I won't drop you.""That's- That's good. Dropping is bad.""There's a ladder, too. For later."
>>36567715...I want to see a second tier bee evolution based on this pick one day.What happens when Wasps rely more on their mandibles than their stingers.And a Bumblebee evolution for non-warriors would be adorable.
>>36570889You pull into the nest as usual, crawling over the side and into the safety of home. You can hear Mom somewhere above, barking orders. Probably at Aria. Elle will be out hunting, your brothers the same. And Dad and Sara are sitting in a patch of sunlight, paging through books and arguing about magic. Or discussing. You can't listen without dozing off, so you've never been sure."We're back, yes!"Dad waves, glancing up, then right back down.Then up again."Lyra?""Yes?""Is she tied up?""Yes."He stares at you, standing there with a half elf in your arms, before shaking his head slightly."Why?""It seemed funny at the time, yes.""And now?""Still funny."Lann snorts, and you drop her on her feet, cutting her hands free with one finger. She stretches her digits, clenching and unclenching them till she's satisfied."Uh. I'm Lann, an adventurer from the guild. Nice to meet you."Your father stands, and books cascade from his lap.He winces, but steps over them and offers his hand. "Erics. Nice to meet you, too."She grabs his hand at the wrist, and they nod at each other. An adventurer thing?"I- ah. I'll admit, I wasn't quite sure what your daughter meant when she said she was half-elf as well."Dad laughs."They're all arachne. A few traits, is all."Sara looks up and waves, though she doesn't bother with names."That's Sara. My wife and another of our daughters is in the arena above.""Arena?""We have a training ground, yes? I did not get this strong on my own.""I thought all arachne were that strong?""Not at all. I have grown twice, and Mom trained me to use a spear. And a shield.""She hasn't taught her how to not get beaten, though.""Thank you, Nin.""I have been extremely well behaved."You sigh."I will give you your treat after dinner, yes? I don't want to ruin your appetite."The moth makes a little frown.>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.>Food?>Nest tour!>Other (?)
>>36570912>>Nest tour!This is the first step.Food and mom introductions can come when we show her the food area and the arena area, respectively.
>>36570912>>Other (?)Ask dad what someone means by together.
>>36570912>Nest tour!Culminating in>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.
>>36570912>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.Oh this is going to be good.....
>>36570912>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.Lann will be absolutely horrified to learn that there is somebody who is more terrifying than Lyra.
>>36570912>Nest tour!>Anyway, time for Mom introductions. want to see her reaction to our bath.>>36570964Lyra sadly made it too obvious she understood what it meant.
>>36570912>>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.
>>36570912>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.>Nest tour!Time to see mom's reaction to a new pet
>>36570912>>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.Let Mom train Lann for a bit?
>>36570912>Nest tour and Mom introductions.
>>36570912> Nest tour> Show off our loot pile!
>>36570980Nah, it will make her feel better. Lyra just a kid. Knowing there is someone more mature who can keep her in line, would make her feel relieved.
>>36570964If you're trying to embarrass him, I can appreciate thatBut Lyra totally knows already.
>>36571044Are you trying to kill Lann?
>>36571101'Bumble' is such a great wordOn a list of words that are fun to use, it's definitely in my top 5
>>36570912>Nest tour!ending with >Mom introductionstell Lann she should be glad it wasn't your mother that saw her first when she was still tied up. She'd never let her live it down.
Nest tour ending with Mom!Writing!
>>36570912>Anyway, time for Mom introductions.So Lann can see how an experienced Arachne fights.
>>36571188Lann is going to appreciate watching us getting beaten into the ground after all the teasing.
>>36571225and when that happens we can ask if she'd like to spar with mom next
>>36571278Nah, she is going to pass on that.As a archer, there isn't really anything mom can teach her.
>>36571188Everything ends with Mom.EVERYTHING.
>>36571323She can learn how to DODGE
>>36571323She can learn how to fear.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>36571188God of Protections, spare us the wrath of The Horned Devil!
>>36571553apparently that god finds great amusement in seeing our spidery butt getting kicked
The blessing isn't for our protection; it's for others'.
>>36571670It's mom here.no, it's for us.
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>36571670Hmm. God of Protection please Guard Lann!
>>36571873Whelp, a round of training for the elf it is.
>>36571873Fuck off already
>>36571873he's out to lunch it seems
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>36571913Don't mind if I do...
Hey.Hey.I see you taking up names for dumb roleplay.Cut it out.
Rolled 84 (1d100)It's like all of you forgot that Aria is currently the one getting beat up.God of Protection, please help us guard Aria!
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>36571553>>36571873>>36571930Fools this is how you do it!RUSSIA STRONK!
>>36571948This shit once killed a quest I loved and spawned the worst thing to ever plague /tg/.So stop it.
>>36571962See, someone does it correctly and it works well.
>>36571948Yeah role play related things don't belong on /tg/ at all. That's just retarded. Thank god we've still got our totally relevant smut threads.
>>36571962whelp it seems we just found the god of protection favorite spider butt
You grab Nin with one arm, running the other though her hair till she smiles. And you keep her there as you show your friend around your home."Food is over there, yes-""That's an empty space, Lyra.""There's seven arachne, an elf, a harpy and a wolf. Trust me, there will be food there. And then it will be gone."Lann laughs."And what about your pocket moth?"Nin raises her nose, and you play with her antennae before she can get a retort out.You ignore her squeaks, and enjoy the feeling of her heavenly soft hair on your fingers as you answer."She eats plants and such, yes. I... don't know if she can eat meat, actually."The mothling grabs your hand, and manages to pry it off her head (Well, you allow her, anyway)."Nnnnnah-no. We can't eat meeeeat! Lyra!""You are the softest herald, yes?""Eeeep!""Over there is the blankets. We just kind of pile them when we aren't using them, yes."Lann eyes the blanket mountain critically."I'll give it to you.""Hmm?""It's probably more blankets than I've seen.""Ah. They're very soft too.""Theresa was ranting about spider silk before. How it's going to make the village rich."You nod."I heard, yes. Apparently nobles and the like fight over it.""That's kinda crazy.""Well, you'll see.""If you say so.""And here is our bath."Lann leans over the water, looking from the top of your trio of pools to the bottom.It takes everything you have not to push her."You have a waterfall?""I made the rock pieces, yes? And we used a spirit stone from the crab for water.""Isn't that cold?"
>>36572230You take your hand from Nin's head and let your fire dance along the edges."I can make fire, or heat myself, yes? And my father is a fire mage in his own right. We heat the first pool, and the other are then warmed as well.""That sounds kind of fantastic. There was a bathhouse in the city, but you can't go all the time."You gesture her to the ladder, leading above. To doom.You follow her up, sans ladder, and are greeted by the sight of your sister essentially pleading for mercy.Mom has flattened her thoroughly, and she's lying in the centre of the circle while your mother prods at her with one leg."Is that it Ari? You're going to have to do better-"Aria groans."Mom, you understand that you have an evolution and several decades on her, yes?"She turns at the sound of your voice, resting her training weapon easily on one shoulder. Aria takes advantage of the distraction, throwing you a grateful look as she crawls to towards the edge of the arena."Are you volunteering then, little one?""I am afraid I have plans, yes? I need to be abe to move later."She rolls her eyes."Who's this, then?">Let Lann introduce herself.>Introduce Lann.>Other (?)
>>36572252>>Introduce Lann.And she's been looking for a training parter
>>36572252>>Let Lann introduce herself.
>>36572252>Let Lann introduce herself.
>>36572252>>Let Lann introduce herself.Though do feel free to give her a shove with a spider leg to prompt it.
>>36572252>>Introduce Lann.This is Lann apparently we are together yes.
>>36572252"Fresh meat, yes."
>>36572252>Introduce Lann.TRAIN HER MOM! KUKUKU!
>>36572252>Introduce Lann.this is Lann, kidnapped half elf. Anything more I believe she can say for herself yes?
>>36572252>>36572297Seconding, but mention that the guards say so.
>>36572297>>36572356if we do go ahead with this we should then ask her what the guards meant. It's rare we get to see a flustered mom
>>36572252>>Introduce Lann.She is half of an elf.
>>36572356>>36572391"This is Lann the guards say we are together yes"After mom is done being flustered"Also what does together mean?"\Mom is flustered again
>>36572407Clockhands that are used or in the shape of hammers. But then again this is neither here nor there. >Introduce Lann. Make sure to mention that the guards were mentioning that we were together in front of mom.
So we're trying to fluster Mom a bit, and introducing Lann.Writing!
>>36572428>>36572297No one ever actually said they are together. The officer asked how Lann "wind up with a spider", the together was never used.
>>36572509So what's the different between saying With each other and Together?Not much.
>>36572722Lann also said that we didn't "have that kind of relationship". We could ask about that.In all honesty I don't want to delve too much into it because there's a point where I think Mom might harshly reprimand Lann.
>>36572722It doesn't make much sense as "innocent question" if we aren't being literal because it shows we understood the meaning.
>>36572783You're over thinking it.To be with someone is to be together, yes?I was with her, we were together.
>>36572836Its just doesn't work and triggers my joke autism.If anything asking what it means "to wind up together" and why he thought we did with lann just because we slept with her, works better, because its what was actually said.
>>36572890>just because we slept with her,At that point I'm not sure who throws himself faster out of the Nest, Lann or Mom, or Mom throws Lann.
You keep your moth to yourself like an oversized stuffed animal. Your other hand waves freely to your friend, who is standing with a slightly awestruck look on her face at your mother.She is kind of intimidating, now that you think about. Giant spider, horns. Usually armed and armoured. And Lann just watched her crush another arachne. So there's that, too."This is Lann, yes? Half elf, archer and adventurer of the guild."Your mother flicks a stray lock of hair over her shoulder, sizing up the half-elf. "Guild, hmm? Where did you join, little one?"Lann blinks, and manages to close her hanging jaw before she answers. You grin a bit."Ah- I joined in Demer. I was accepted in Demer, anyways."Mom nods, half lost in some sort of monstrous nostalgia."Demer... They had good swordsman, yes. Solid training.""Are- are you the arachne they used to talk about in the hall?"Mom laughs. Smiles. All fang and steel."Most likely, little one. We tend to leave an impression, yes?"Lann glances at you. At your hand. And back to your mother."Yeah. Yeah, I think you do.""Hah! Has my hatchling already scarred a few of her own?""Uh- She put her hand through the floor. Somebody wasn't taking her seriously wehn she said she was strong."You blush as your mother cackles."Well done, well done!"You scratch at our cheek as it burns. Enough of this- Aha."Ah, Mom?""Yes?""Could I ask a question?""Of course, dearheart."Innocent face, innocent face...
>>36573132"When we were leaving town, yes? One of the guards thought I was 'with' Lann. What did he mean?"Your mother's face is a bloodless mask. You can see the lines of tension in her jaw, the beads of sweat already forming across her forehead. She lets of a few chirps and clicks, not even really speaking as she tries to force her mouth to move."Ah. Well. That could mean, uh, all sorts of things. Yes. It could be anything it doesn't mean anything haha-"A little push-"He said it was because I slept in her room, yes?"She gurgles."It's- It is- ah. Sometimes two people- two people- tw-two-"The blush on her cheeks is spreading, inexorably. Across her face, her neck. She's nearly as red as your shell."Two?""ASK YOUR FATHER"She spins, the training spear landing neatly next to the treasury door as she hurtles out of the nest, web trailing behind her as she rappels to the forest floor.Lann watches with an utterly blank look while Nin cackles in your arms, her whole body buzzing with the force of her laughter.
>>36573151>while Nin cackles in your arms, her whole body buzzing with the force of her laughter.This little one. She knows.
>>36573151How is Lyra holding in her laughter when Nin can't? So much self control.
>>36573151>That's it for tonight!>Thanks for playing!>Sorry about the pacing. We should get a meaty thread on Saturday.>Speaking of which- Next thread is Saturday, probably 2PM EST.>Comments, questions and concerns answered in thread!
>>36573184>How is Lyra holding in her laughter when Nin can't? So much self control.Sternest face, anon.
>>36573192Thanks for running, I had some good laughs here.
>>36573151>nin knowsoh jeez.How old IS she?
>>36573184Well clearly next thread we need to hold Nin up and ask her what it means.Que Lann covering her mouth and swearing it means nothing.
>>36573236I already wondered at the gate scene, she seems to be the only one who gets these things besides us.Maybe read too many romance stories.
>>36573192Thanks for running. We'll reach those falls eventually or die trying!
>>36573236think Nin might be in the same boat as us, as in she remembers her past life as well?
>>36573192Thanks for running. Next time is the 50th th read mark WOOHOO!So about possibly meeting bee people, any comments? Can we brainstorm ideas?
>>36573192So how does mom deal with these instances of terminal flustering once she hits the ground?
>>36573271She's just an expert at making people uncomfortable. She's highly precocious and probably leapt at any way to grab attention by making her parents flustered.
>>36573282>So about possibly meeting bee people, any comments? Can we brainstorm ideas?No Tiny Limas first.
>>36573230>>36573255>>36573282Thanks for playing!>>36573184A boundless desire for maximum flustering.>>36573236Nin's a month old, but moths live 20 years, and she reads a lot.>>36573282Bee people live on elf island. They like the heat.>>36573288Monsters explode.
>>36573271I think having read a lot of stories probably explains it.Although its possible.
>>36573359Or she was laughing out of her book lungs.
>>36573359Only 20? Awwww.Unacceptable. Sara will need to learn rejuvination and longevity spells.
>>36573238Implying we aren't going to milk this by asking Erics>"Lyra, what do you mean by "with"?">"Mom said I should ask you, it is an elf thing, yes?"
>>36573426>it is an elf thing, yes?This is perfect
>>36573359I kind of hope we find the Mothfia Brothers and their moonshiner incident.
>>36573423monster lifespan increases with evolution. So it depends on how long lived her final stage is.Jinfor example might become virtually immortal if she becomes a phoenix.
>>36573450Elves are quick to recognize lewdness.>>36573467Nin shall become the skies over the Mother Earth Spider, and Sun Harpy and Moon Wolf will chase each other over her.
>>36573457Din was the one who made the booze powder and is now working on cocaineGin is the one aiming to be a Atlas Moth he StrongFin - also know as Dr. Love, or The Fabulous Wonder Moth wants to be Grand pimp, he's a bard more or lessThose 3 are brothersThen there is Nye the magic user, Wind and ice mostly he's good at flying tooand Tim the economist of the group, he was plotting how to sell the most booze without crashing the market
>>36573498so now we just need to find someone to become the sea
>>36573498I still think that is dumb.
>>36573524Maybe a little too hard on the criminal deviance for the tone of this quest. However, trouble making moths on a constant quest for get-rich-quick schemes that we end up constantly roped into could be fun.
>>36573554Don't you know? All ancient mythology is the result of some chunii guy making shit up. It's all dumb.
>>36573593They did try to crash the local fur market using a plan involve squirrel breeding pits before moving on to booze
>>36573635ok now that is a story that you should tell
I wonder when that merchant is going to start bothering us for moth powder.
>>36573693Probably never. I doubt he is going to find much business in town afer that stunt, he probably returned to the city already.
>>36573725what?No, I mean the one we deal with ourselves.Gosh I hope that OTHER merchant is doing allright, we've not seen him or his family in a while.
>>36573693He is not around anymore.But we might ask the moths if tbey want us to transfer some powder over tbat caravane tbats suposed to come.They might not want to attract much attention though, given their already existing problem with kidnapping.
>>36573780>>36573725Well okay, but how about the one who lives in town who we just talked to?That merchant lady?
>>36573660They at first tried making money by hunting, but the only thing they could reliable hunt without risks was small animals, and you need alot of them and some skills to make decent furs. Dr. Love had already figured out how to make both the contraceptive powder and an aphrodisiac powder. hey soon put an Idea together.Step one, build a pit with a moth house covering to house the squirrel and hide them from the villageStep two fill it with plenty of food refill weeklyishStep three throw in several mating pairsStep four flood it with boner powderStep 5 Skin squirrels learn to stitch hides together wellStep six profit.They got to step 5 but then forgot about it since they started booze. The squirrels are in fact still there and breeding. and will run out of food very soon.Last time I rolled they had about 80 some squirrels now
>>36573748Ah, you mean Theresa, I had filed her under shop owner. She'd probably be happy if we brought it, but I doubt she would bother us abut it.
>>36573824What exactly would happen when 80 squirrel tokens, I mean squirrels were to break free of that pit in a hunger induced frenzy?
>>36572230>"You are the softest herald, yes?"Hnnnnnnnnnnnnnng
>>36573913There would be alot of very annoyed and upset MothsOn another Note Doctor Love also knows how to fashion Clothing from Mothslik The fabulous Gay moth meeting Ellie would be fantasticNye also has books on Mothmagicwhile Tim once tried to explain to a passing merchant Utility theory
>>36573824So your not going to let the 80+ sex squirrels infest the village, absolutely ruining any dramatic moment for months to come?Emergency Council? Sex squirrels going at it I the window.Prison Sentence? Sex squirrels going at it in the rafters.Love Confession? Sex squirrels going at into the tree above.
>>36574031If the Moths ever return to their village then yes there will be a Squirrel epidemic
>>36573824So are the players playing in character by having the moths be flighty airheads?Or is it just happening, organically against the players wishes.With there luck, I would be careful of anything that went beyond 3 steps. 2 steps feels safer to actually work.
>>36575059A bit of both really. Dr. Love being most obviously trying to play a character, the booze hound just kinda happened as he tended to shove whatever he found into his mouth to make more powders.If no plans ever pan out it's better for me, I'm never gonna let the half baked plans just fade out
>>36575586Almost sounds like in game you effectively have either the moths playing as:The Three StoogesOr the Marx BrothersThe reality is no plan will ever play out for them.They will try every single quick money scheme and then trip over themselves in the end.
>>36575648Then one day they meet Lyra who just has piles of treasure laying about and become extremely jealous. They then attempt various way to either Con or out right steal her loot but they always fail in comedic fashion with everyone being friends at the end of the day
>>36575687I can just see them being thought of as cute by Lyra, till they started going. An annoyance to be chased away, Nin would probably proclaim them as not moths. As they would be an embarrassment in front of her majesty Lyra.
>>36568413>then we had trouble getting suitable guardswe could guard it...we are planning to leave the forest anyways, yes?
>>36573359>Nin's a month old, but moths live 20 years, and she reads a lot.You said before that each evolution extends this though. and we are likely getting nin to evolve if she is going to adventure with us.