Life after death for a 29 yrs old chemical engineer was way more exciting than a chorus of angels and floating clouds.He was reborn in a world of swords and sorcery, where he has already had plenty of adventures, messed with the soap industry introduced baking soda to the world, befriended a demon prince, a vampire count, 2 succubi, a dwarven princess, and the 2nd princess of the Heavenly Empire, as well as bought/adopted several cute girls to be his sisters, helped finish a continent-sized war, and introduced skyships and now mana generator into the north of the continent, kidnapped a dragon, and abducted a whole realm + a queen.Let's hope mom doesn't ground us, we're still 11 yrs old
>>36584219Sorry for the late start guys, my eyes are not cooperating today. Tried eyedrops and a shut eye but im only 1/2 seeing
>>36584259no problem. whenever you feel better.
>>36584292>>36584300Alright, where were we...?Ah, right. What was the dragon's name, and did we give a name to the queen? because otherwise she just goes by queen. Same as her predecessors. Thus, she's probably Queen the CCCVII or somethingIf noone has any ideas, may as well name her Honey or Miel (which is honey in spanish but sort of sounds like an actual name)
>>36584371i think it was Atruma
>>36584371Dragon was Atruma.We didn't name the Queen yet.Elizabeeth sounds too punny, though fitting.
>>36584445>Elizabeeth sounds too punny, though fitting.Just keep it at Elizabeth, and maybe call her Lizzy, with an emphasis on the "zz".
>>36584445You do remember our cute busty elf maid is called Ellizabeth, right? we just shortened it to EllieWell, while you guys keep talking about it, I'll type some.
>>36584492im cool with making her name Miel like you suggested
>>36584492So we call elf-mom Ellie and we call Queen Bee Lizzy.I don't see the difficulty in that.
>>36584492Skipped Zoe, obviouslyZoeyZaraZephyrZelda <-- would be fun to finally have a queen zelda instead of just a princessZiaZahraZetaZolaZinniaZoraZaharaZooeyZellaZannaZevaZelenaZoelleZaideeZinoviaZofieZylinaZadaZafirahZahavahZaidaZainaZainabuZalikaZalikiZandraZanobiaZantheZarahZariaZaydaZaynaZehiraZelenkaZeliaUhmm I guess we can call her Miel***"Are you feeling better?" ~asks Eldric softly while playing chess with Mako.He's not asking Mako, however. The little princess is perfectly fine."Y-yes? It's not so bad anymore" ~answers Atrima from inside his sword. It sounds as if a girl was under the table."Are you keeping your eyes open?" ~asks Mako"....no" ~says AtromaHow does a sword close her eyes? is it the gem in the handgrip? is that the Eye of Atroma? ever since we got Atrima into the sword, the gem there now has a shadow shaped like a dragon's head inside.Hoo... It feels sort of nostalgic for some reason."Atroma, please try and open your eyes, we're indoors anyway" ~says Eldric"Ah? a-alright... this isn't so bad..."Mako is sitting across from Eldric, of course, with a small foot rest so her feet arent dangling in mid air.If anyone here does not remembers being a kid, it is really uncomfortable when that happens.We've begun taking Atroma with us, trying to get her used to the outdoors. Otherwise she just stays home all day.1/?
>>36584666reading Shield hero love the kings new name and his daughters new names so fucking much.
>>36584666*sigh* "I hope you get over it soon" ~says Lyann.The redheaded beauty is sitting on Eldric's left, reading her school books while he and Mako play chess in the club room.There's almost a hundred members now, so the room is at full capacity and feels quite warm even in winter."Eldric, how are you today?" ~some of the older girls walk over from the right and greet him with a smile. Lyann looks at them briefly but says nothing."I am alright, thankyou Zula. Beatrice. Michelle""Oooh, he's so cute!" ~the girls squirm and giggle before smooching him and moving alongEldric gets a soft little kick under the table. Mako has grown enough that she can reach our knees with her feet, now."Sorry, my geta was slipping" ~she apologizes softly while looking down and pouting a little bit"Ah, that's fine, it didin't hu-ah!""Sorry, my hand slipped." ~says Lyann"But you pinched me!""It was a complicated slip"After leaving the club, we go to the lab, greet Okaba and Asmund, and take a look at the dungeon heart.So far, it seems to accept meat and honey the best among all the food stuff we've tried.It quickly grows root into those objects when they are deposited on top of it, and these dissapear when the object is literally pulled into the large red gem.Well, the Dungeon Heart seems healthy again today."Have you managed to stablish its output?" ~we ask Asmund while looking at it"Yes, its quite good, actually. It seems to give off between 9 and 110 mana, irregularly. Oh, hello Lyann, you are beautiful as always today" ~the count says politely"Hello, Asmund. Okaba""Good evening."2/?
>>36584855I wonder if we can give the heart some sort of way to communicate. It is complex, I wonder if it is sentient. Or is it just a mindless heart of a loot system
>>36584905I'd like to keep it a bit of a mystery. I like what Recette had to say about dungeons in her world, maybe they just want to play with adventurers. But nobody knows for sure what the dungeons are up to.
>>36584905I mentioned this last time and it's kind of crackpot but thinking on it if the dungeon hart is sapient and counts as a creature or monster we should be able to add it to our party. Since succubi are monsters and can join a party there's at least a remote possibility.If we can have it join a party we can use Okaba's long distance messaging system to try and transmit thoughts to one another. If not it may not be sentient/sapient.
>>36584905"We treated the adventurers like cattle, like tools, until the Apocalypse. Now, they farm us with a complicated magical reality system, in order to change us from a full dungeon, into a AAA battery"The camera flies ofer a field of dungeon hearts connected to eachother as the humans harness them for energy. A human overlord drone flies around in between the Dungeon Heart towers, watching, as its long, shiny metallic tentacles trail off behind it.>>36584848>princess new nameIt later gets updated to witch tho I preferred bitch>>36584855Lyann goes over to help Asmund with the mana array. She has taken a lot of interest in our lab projects lately."Alright, it can't grow roots into anything made of processed metals, nor on most processed goods" ~says Okaba as he places a leather shield on top of the heart. It probes it with roots, as if they were tendrils, but then rejects it.Funny enough, the shield ends inside a chest that appears randomly inside the lab room."Thankfully, it seems unable to manifest monsters, currently" ~says Lyann"Not for lack of trying. I think that's the large mana spikes I've detected from time to time. It probably needs to be rooted somewhere for that" ~says Asmund as he keeps monitoring the mana output of the heart3/?
>>36585029the system is call the MATRIX
>>36585187Mana Matrix>>36585029"Well, do we want it to turn into an actual dungeon?" ~says Okaba~ "In fact, shouldn't we try and see what happens if we don't feed it? a generator we have to constantly care for is less than ideal."* Alright, let's starve it for a couple of weeks, it's not as if wild dungeons got visitors every day to begin with, and city dungeons, which do, dont seem to grow any faster than wild ones* No, no, even if its mindless, its a living thing, right? I wouldnt starve my golddish, either* Other
>>36585292>* Alright, let's starve it for a couple of weeks, it's not as if wild dungeons got visitors every day to begin with, and city dungeons, which do, dont seem to grow any faster than wild onesi cant come up with a better plan then this so if someone got one il back that
>>36585292>* Alright, let's starve it for a couple of weeks, it's not as if wild dungeons got visitors every day to begin with, and city dungeons, which do, dont seem to grow any faster than wild onesWe need to keep a constant check of its mana output and how it looks.I wish we had some lab assistants that we could order to do this kind of grunt labwork.
>>36585292>* Alright, let's starve it for a couple of weeks, it's not as if wild dungeons got visitors every day to begin with, and city dungeons, which do, dont seem to grow any faster than wild onesIt makes me wonder what happens if it gets iver frd also
>>36585292>* No, no, even if its mindless, its a living thing, right? I wouldnt starve my golddish, eitherwe are think about this at the wrong angle, it wants to grow into a structure lets see what happens when it grows into a structure not on the ground were it cant expand?lets make a small house 3 rooms and have it levitated way off the ground and see what happens.
>>36585292>* No, no, even if its mindless, its a living thing, right? I wouldnt starve my goldfish, eitherI'm not sure we have the means to gauge it's health properly for starvation.I'll back this though >>36585387
Heh. this seriously came out lastyear? looks so outdatedhonestly it may be my eyes, but it really looks OLD to me. This gif looks much betterhttp://youtu.be/Ikb6tB-ECqU>>36585374>>36585381>>36585325> let's starve it for a couple of weeks>>36585387>I wouldnt starve my golddish, either>>36585387why not just a box?"Alright, we are just leaving it alone, then?""Well, it'll still be right there. We're just not feeding it." ~says Asmund~ "I wish there was a way to record constantly how much mana it generates other than having to write it down manually""We could take turns. We have enough people since the university assigned some last years, remember? we don't need to tell them what we are really working on." ~says Okaba"Isin't that kind of mean? I would hate to have that job" ~says Lyann* Sure, let the assistants do it* Let's just record it periodically, say, every 8 hours. We can all be responsible for a measurement* Other
>>36585511* Sure, let the assistants do itThat's what they're paid for.
>>36585511>> othermake one of asmund's enchants that move a block/spider when given mana, have diffrence blocks/spiders for each 1/2 hour
>>36585511>Sure, let the assistants do it
>>36585511>* Let's just record it periodically, say, every 8 hours. We can all be responsible for a measurementi dont trust the help
>>36585511>* Sure, let the assistants do itUnderstanding mana output of a creature is a part of studying its ecology and life cycle. Just studying that much won't tip them off.
>>36585511Make a pic related, but for mans
>>36585572>>36585586>Sure, let the assistants do it>>36585590>Let's just record it periodically>>36585582>spiders"Alright, let's leave them a chess board so they don't die of boredom, is that fine?""Sure"With that, you go back to your other projects. The mana generators grow prohibitively expensive after a small amount of mana per minute, but they are quite cheap at 3 m/m, and linking several of them is not hard.The only problem is installing a syatem which will monitor them constantly and disconnect them if needed, much like it would be convenient to be able to measure the output of the dungeon heart.As the sun starts approaching the horizon, mom picks us up to go home with her."Yay, home!" ~says Atroma from inside your sword"Can we go by the market first, mom? I want some fresh flowers for the hive""Sure"As we arrive, Zoe knocks us down on the snow as she hug tackles us at the door."Zoe! please stop doing that!""No!" ~she answers happily. Who did she pick that up from?Lyann goes in with mom, and aftr recovering, we bring the flowers to the greenhouse.Some sprouts have begun showing up in the flower beds, but they are very far from flowers yet.It's warm enough inside the green house to comfortably take our jacket off."These are today's flowers." ~we say as we place the flowers on the small table before the bee hive"Uuuh... thank you for the good work today, too" ~says the queen, gracefully bowing as the drones begin flying to the flowersWell, she still eyes us with suspicion, but let's hope that will change soon* Ask for some honey* Ask for some royal jelly* Ask her to grow a new queen so she can come with us inside our equipment* Leave after politely excusing ourselves* Other
>>36585511Can we set up something like a mana crystal feed, that measures total mana output over a period of time.
>>36585699i like this idea>>36585780like in >>36585699 ?
>>36585778>* Ask for some honeyi dont want to anger her with a big request so soon
>>36585778>otherAsk about Bee Society; what happens if there are two queens, would she birth a princess and let her travel with us, do bees evolve into higher monster forms?
>Leave after politely excusing ourselvesor>Have a pleasant conversation
>>36585834This, we dont need much, also ask if there are certain types they need. Also ask if any bees have been known to gain classes, since her hive seems more like a bee/faerie hybrid. Wonder if some of her servitors could gain craftsman or healer.>>36585816Sure, we need monitoring equipment first
>>36585834This. Also ask about their predators and why those random bees attacked us on the road since they have a society and all.>>36585816yeah that works, or a volt gauge. Eventually we can take the mana gauge and okaba's glasses and make a scouter.
>>36585829>Ask for some honey>>36585834>>36585935>>36585951>Ask about Bee Societ>>36585907>Leave after politely excusing ourselves>>36585907>Have a pleasant conversation>>36585951>make a scouter.will it display proper arabic numerals, or squares, circles and triangles?"I wish to learn more about you, could you please tell me about your society?" ~asks eldric to the diminutive queen bee"A-ah... y-yes, that is... what do you wish to know about?" ~you get the impression she added, at the end, really really quick and softly (please don't attack the hive). She is still somewhat traumatized about being unable to hurt us, is she?Well, they're very tiny creatures. If they can't hurt something, they are defenseless against it, so its understandable, really"Ah, please start with why did your drones attack our caravan""A-ah! T-they were bad bees! really! not related to us at all!" ~she says as she covers her head with her tiny hands.She's really scared and traumatized, isin't she?"I am not mad, I promise! I'm just curious""R-really?""Yes, really"She lowers her hands to her lap again, as she takes off into the air, flying from side to side in front of us, obviously nervoys as she sways in mid air"Well... n-normally, creatures go away when they run into a drone, because, you know, it means there's a hive nearby, and, that means a lot more bees. I-if we don't scare off danger, the hive could be in danger. I mean, we all got spirited away, didin't we?" ~yeah, you are pretty sure she's adding (please don't destroy us!) at the end1/?
>>36586125She's like a recently battered wife, hearing her husband arrive home while drunk.Eldrick has been a really bad man.
>>36586125"Ah... I'm sorry about that, but I am hoping you will eventually realize this is a good idea." ~we bow slightly~ "I'll keep the hive safe, and you don't need to attack anyone""I'm sorry we attacked you... ""So, can your bees learn jobs, like adventurers can?""I do not know of any such case""Can you change if you level up?""S-some creatures can. We are born to our roles, however. We do learn new abilities if we level up. Well, I do. The workers and the drones do not""How many flowers do you need to keep a healthy hive?""If all these... flower beds, you called them?" ~we nod~ "If all of these bloom, they should be enough for our current needs, but we wouldnt be able to expand""What do you need to expand for?""To have more drones, and defend ourselves better""You really don't need to defend yourselves anymore. I promised I would take care of it for you""Uhhh,,," ~she is biting on a bit of her dress, she looks rather frustratedWell, if an invincible monster came and told everyone in town "you don't need to train or make weapons ever again, trust me, i'll take care of you" I guess we wouldn't be too happy about it, either."How do new queens come about?""When I am ready to step down, or when we wish to start a new hive, one of the babies will be fed with royal jelly. That baby will grow into a queen""I see... I guess I'll have to expand the green house and get it ready with flowers by spring, then?""Y-you want us to start another hive? J-just us won't do?" ~she looks at us with some worry2/?
>>36586253We should let this be a lesson for the future: We are terrifying.
>>36586125It's like we're Cthulhu to her. Let's hope our chats help her to get over that understandable fear of that which is truly beyond your ability to harm in any way.
>>36586254We should allay her fears, that we're not just making her breed new daughters for us to increase honey production, even though that is totally one of our reasons but because we want to help fulfill her wish of having an expanded hive, and creating a Bee Empire.
>>36586254>>36586253such is the case when1) everything is bloody sentient, and2) Eldric is STILL in "gotta catch em all" mode
>>36586254"Your honey is delicious, and valuable for us. If you share some with your caretakers, your hives won't be in danger again""A-are... are you threatening me!?"That did sort of sound like a hostage negotiation, didin't it?"No, I am offering protect- ...great now I sound like a mobster boss" *facepalm* "I am begging you, please give it a year. Just a year. If it doesn't work, I will take you all back to where you were""R-really? i-its not like I'm scared or anything, I'm a queen, you know!?""Yes, of course. Ah, what should I call you?""Queen?""But, when there's more hives, will you all just be called Queen?""I see...""Please allow me to call you Miel, then""A-alright...""Please, Miel, could you give me some honey so I can convince my mo- queen that this is a good idea?""...alright...""And please more workers, and less drones. When the flowers bloom, we will try and raise the honey production, and I will take care of the hive for you""L-less drones... r-right" We just told her "less soldiers, more slaves", didin't we? well, men and bees have a millenia-old relationship back in our old world, and it worked out quite good at the end, so let's just leave time pass and hope it does so here, as well.We leave the greenhouse with about 20 jars of milk which the workers create for us.* Close the door (lock them in, safe from the cold)* Leave the door open (they're free to go into danger and cold)* Other
>>36586467i obviously meant jars of honey, dont know what i was thinking about
>>36586467>* Close the door (lock them in, safe from the cold)keep them safe
>>36586467>* OtherClose the door, create a new, smaller opening in one of the panes of glass. Small enough for bees to get out, but too small for anyone but the bees to get inside.
>>36586467Ask what they would like us to do. Do they want the door open or shut.We must be exceedingly accommodating to them now, to convince them they are not our slaves. Well, they technically are, but damnit we take after shieldbro. Our slaves are treated like royalty!
>>36586467We should ask how her other subjects are taking the transition. Does she have to worry about rebellion or insurrection or does she have a iron fisted rule on the hive?>Other*Ask if she would rather you leave the door open again or close it to keep them warm.>>36586506>Milking queen bee's honey. Lewd.
>>36586467>>36586506I'm looking at that picture you uploaded, and I think I've got a good idea what you were thinking about.>Leave the door open>spend the rest of the day practicing various enchanting magics to keep the area around the greenhouse warm and the snow above outwe kinda owe it to them.permanent 60 degree warm wind currents?
>>36586527>Lewd.It's already exceedingly lewd.This is essentially a rape dungeon where we milk the bees for their honey, and make Miel give birth to daughters who will also be in our care/our slaves to give birth to more workers/slaves.This has been a fact of the human-bee relationship for the past 5,000 years.
>>36586527insert her antennae are moving on their own joke here
>>36586467Did we tell Stella and Zoe to not disturb the bees?They may not realize how much damage they can do until it's too late if we keep the door open.
>>36586511>Close the door>>36586520>create a new, smaller opening>>36586527>>36586524>Ask what they would likeWouldnt they obviously say open?>>36586589>Leave the door open>>36586602don't forget that about 99% of all domestic honey bees have the EXACT same ADN across the entire world. They are technically clones/the same bee.Except for the 1% made of africanized bees, because someone HAD to mix the hard working honey bee with the huge, tough and dangerous african beeAlso, I just realized, IF she warms up to us, doesn't that means she's suffering from Stockholm syndrome?I mean, this has the basis covered. Complete dependency on your captor, and such, completely at its mercy, etc"Ah, please leave it open, thank you!" ~she says politely"Not a problem, please just don't go too far. It is cold outside and it could still snow.""A-alright"As it turns out, each honey jar goes for -añmost- a full gold coin on the market.That's pretty good, compared to the cost of the flowersWell, we are keeping most of it for our family, tho.Dad has a problem with us keeping a captive bee hive in the garden, but we also ask him for a year to prove to him that this is a mutually convenient relationship.Well, dad trusts us, so he agrees, but insists that we take good care of them, and treat them as guests."Of course, dad"Maybe there's a way to upgrade honey quality from Good to High or Exceptional? [Good][Honey Jar] sells for 800s each.* Try and powerlevel the queen* Try and powerlevel a worker* Demand better quality honey and let them deal with it* Other
btw, just throwing this out there, but remember that for the world, technically, Dawn, Aura and Asmund are all "monsters" and they can go in party with us and gain job levels just fine
>>36586785>* Try and powerlevel the queen
>>36586785>* Try and powerlevel the queen>* Try and powerlevel a workerBoth at once
>>36586785>OtherRequest that Queen Miel allow us to try powerleveling a Worker and a Drone.If it works, we can try to powerlevel her.Considering how powerful we are right now, there's little chance that even after being powerleveled, they could defeat us.
>>36586785>* Try and powerlevel the queenAsk her first if she wants to though
>>36586785>* Try and powerlevel the queen>* Try and powerlevel a workerwhy not both?
>>36586672>Did we tell Stella and Zoe to not disturb the bees?i assume we did, tho we havent on camera>>36586602>>36586461Actually, come think of it, sentient creatures may be the best if not the only ones we could reliably "tame", you know?Just start a mutually beneficial relationship. Bees are an example, what would be good next, minotaur milk?captcha: hboner why
>>36586785>OtherWe slow the fuck down and develop a friendship first. We kidnapped a nation and are extorting honey (whether we want to admit that). We dont need the honey, and a good rapport with the queen I think is better in this case
>>36586872huh captcha has a fetish
>>36585780So when do we do this?
>>36586785>Try and powerlevel the queenShe is sentient and smart enough, can she be taught a job? I would say remove her from the menagerie to try somehow.Gaining levels is one thing, but I wonder if they can be taught healer.Sadly she would be considered like aura and dawn not real people since they can spawn in dungeons.
Eldric should teach them how to make things other than honey eventually. Like bleach! Now We are become the monsters!>>36586785* Try and powerlevel the queen* Try and powerlevel a worker
>>36586872>what would be good next, minotaur milk?Do we currently get milk only from dungeon drops?Do they drop from Hell Cows or Minotaurs?Are there even any female Minotaurs?
>>36586836>>36586843>>36586851>>36586869>Try and powerlevel the queen>>36586843>>36586869>Try and powerlevel a worker>>36586846>Request that Queen Miel allow us to try powerleveling a Worker and a Drone.>>36586873>slow the fuck down"Uhmm... Okaba?""Yes, young Eldric?""Can I ask you something personal?""Of course""... Aura is, well... technically she's a monster, correct? I'm thinking about seeing what happens if I help the bees level up... how do I get them a job?""You need to get them a class, first. Given the laws here, I guess you could register one of them with the proper monetary incentive""I see, thank you"We set up the feed to keep track of the dungeon heart output at all times by having the needle record on a wax cilinder. We get them pretty cheaply, you know? yes, its bee waxSo... we could register one of them as a slave with no issue. We could probably register them as a villager or even as a noble in Eopolis, tho.*Register the queen as a slave here in Albion*Noble*Villager
>>36587024>NobleFor the queen, its only appropriate. The drones can be slaves
>>36587024>*Noblewhy not i think it would be funny
>>36587001maybe. See next pic
>>36587024>NobleQueen is a noble, that is simple. If we do any drones. They are villagers.Rather not lable the whole race as slaves off the bat.
>>36587024>Register the queen as a slave here in AlbionWe can always change her class later. Right now, let's optimize her stats.
>>36587072here you go.good luck milking those
>>36587082But is the queen doing the work, or is it the workers?
>>36587024>*Register the queen as a slave here in Albion>*Noble>*VillagerWhy not unlock all of them right now?As a Scion Mk2, can't we change a person's Class so long as they've been unlocked?
>>36587104Obviously, the workers.But since this is a trial run to see if it even works, why not go with the Slave class? We can change it later, after the tests.
>>36587072>>36587098Well thanks for the next plan King.Yes we are going to do this now whether you like it or not
>>36587155We have an adorable, tiny, terrified queen living in a greenhouse we made. We are trying to build diplomatic relations, setting as slave would be setting a bad precedent for future talks
>>36587064>>36587077>>36587054>NobleI assume we are giving her a caster job, first?>>36587155>>36587082>queen as a slaveWhy does this triggers so many alarms for me?>>36587104It is the workers, but shouldnt we raise the queen? it just seems weird to raise the workers over her>>36587131Yes but she will need official papers so she doesnt get attacked as a runaway slave if the guards catch her on the street"A-alright... there's not much to do inside this pr-greenhouse of yours, anyway" ~she says"Alright, please come with me, then, Miel""I--- I am in your care" ~she says softly as she flies into our chest pocket200MP and an evening later, we set her up as a member of the noble class. She seems a lot more relaxed now.Roll 1d100 to randomly determine which job the gods give her as a starter, please. We'll just go with the first roll
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>36587255DICE GODS GUIDE MY ROLL
>>36587255>Yes but she will need official papers so she doesnt get attacked as a runaway slave if the guards catch her on the streetI felt I should explain this better.If she has a job and class, the guards will be able to tell by looking at her, remember?
>>36587255>The gods have a sense of dark humor and give her the Job: Slave Overseer. Much fretting ensues.
>>36587255Hey, how is our cat doing?How did he take to having Stella and Zoe around?
>>36586872>reliably "tame"exactly. "taming" them this way IS enslavement/stockholm, in that they are completely in our pace, and are totally okay with that. Whether they become completely dependent depends on them, though.Not that this is much different with certain adopted sisters...Now whether this is better than normal domestication depends whether you or not you believe that the way they are being treated now respects their intelligence and freedom as people.>>36587255>caster jobshe's getting a job? Even though she's a menagerie creature?
>>36587276She's a singer. Well, as a noble we can change her job later when she gets 10 levels on it, but this is what she's starting withBy the way, somehow, that automatically changed all the bees in the farm to "Villager" for some reason.>>36587335You mean mom's familiar? it's a cat. Indiference is its thingThus, Miel starts flying around behind us from time to time. Master Tazar welcomes the challenge and makes some regal, if tiny, jackets and mittens for her."I'm not following you because I'm curious or anything!""Yes, of course"Well, she takes a liking to Ellie's tea and cookies. We feel a little guilty about giving her honey cookies, but... well, it's something she can't normally try, anyway.She seems a lot more relaxed now, and once we open a small opening on the greenhouse for her and the other bees, they start visiting the house from time to time, when the weather is nice.She doesn't seem to be terrified of us any more. Now she's terrified of Zoe and Stella, that love to chase her around when they see her, tho they are surprisingly considerate and release her after playing doll with her for a bit.Like this, several more weeks roll by, and we calculate that a new xmas is upon us.This year, we celebrate xmas with1 prince1 count1 princess1 queen2 succubi slavesDad, mom, and mommy EllieLyann, Zoe, Stella, Athena, Elysia and FrederickIt has been a good year again.
>>36587485I dont remember we ever actually adding her to our menagerie, you know? I just said what the bonuses would be if we did, but we never didWe have talked about adding her when we get a new queen to replace her on the hive, or maybe get her to spawn a new queen altogether for just that purpose
>>36587494We're one King short of a royal family.
>>36587485>Even though she's a menagerie creature?We didn't actually add her to our Menagerie.Instead of Taming her with our Beastmaster Job, we just took her entire hive when we learned she could speak.
>>36587494In a lot of ways being classed means that the gods reconize them.Probably being a noble also helps along with the drones listed as villagers.It would be interesting, after some time they ended up changing to Honey Faeries, with a queen and all. Simply because they now have a class and job.You can't forget out afraid of spaces dragon
>>36587606If Eldric actually heard the voices of anon he'd probably have been guilt tripped to near tears by now. Let's hope he learns from the experience on the consequences of using your power without thinking things through.
>>36587494We need to get to work on that electric guitar. Imagine a whole swarm playing music with the Queen rocking out.
>>36587636We need to show our Agoraphobic dragon our dragon mount sometime. Maybe race her from time to time.
>>36587647When we first went to get a Queen Bee, there was nothing to suggest sapience and an ability to speak.It was only after we had broken into the hive's nursery that we found out that the Queen (and only the Queen) could speak.By then, it was already too late to reconsider.We would have to consider every creature we encounter as potentially sapient. That's going to put a huge damper on our dungeon runs, you know.
>>36587549>>36587606oh. whoops. Come to think of it, what's going on with our bee pet, then? Isn't it kind of awkward to be our direct subordinate instead of the queen's? If we "banish" it, will it just go back to the hive?and I thought all hope of an all-dragon menagerie was lost.
>>36587559You know, we could introduce a standard deck with our friends pictures for the face cards, or almost.Let me see... dwarves for the diamonds, obviously, so the dwarf king for, wel, the king, etcOkaba/Aura for the heartsMiel for the clubs, which over here we call clovers. Would replace the clovers with actual flowers of courseGrandpa and our family can go in the spadesAlso, my bad, it was 2 princesses,not one***Mako eyes Miel most of the night.She really wants to grab her, doesn't she? well, its natural. She is tiny, and cute, so she looks like a doll.We probably shouldn't push either of them into it, tho.Atroma remains in our sword for the party, tho she comes out to have turkey with everyone elseOnce we introduce mistletoe, Dad kisses mom and Ellie under it, then Lyann sneaks a kiss on us, and Okaba... well, Okaba pats pats Aura on the head and smooches her gently.Btw, Mako also smooched us on the cheek, then went all red and ran off, Ami and Mai on toe.Well, they bring her back after a while. She's still bright red.Stella sneak attacks us with a big wet lick, as does Zoe. Cat tongue hurtsAfter celebrating with us, Okaba and Mako leave towards the orphanage. They got toys for all the children.Spring will be here soon. We need to get started in the new greenhouse.Oh, the flower beds are blooming now, by the way. The workers fly around and... its actually quite noisy. Well, its a lot of bees inside a glass house. The crystals humm a lot>>36587756sounds rightAlso remember we have a crab, too
>>36587494Did Mr. Crabby get more intelligent by being part of our Menagerie?So far, he seems to still have the intellect of a crab. If we were to level him up, could we give him a Class and a Job?Could any animal in this world potentially be listed as a Monster, and therefore be able to get a Class and Job?
>>36587801it doesnt gain any int per level, thoI think you need at least int 10 to be able to get a class/job>>36587772Well, once we started leveling Miel, she grew a lot more friendly towards us."Uhmm... sir? you can't really be eating all that honey every day, right?" ~she asks us one day while flying next to us, dressed in a cute santa dress*Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She can't sell it herself, tho. It is a implicit part of the "I'll protect you" deal*Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She is free to do the same if she wants.* Just say we are using it all. Selling it is giving it a use after all.* Other
>>36587772can we put a stationary manna collector in the green house? see how much mana they generate?
>>36587919IIRC we said it was about 3MP per house, regardless of how many ppl lived thereotherwise, yeah, it would be really convenient if the hives could also double as mana generators
>>36587910>But your honey is so good
>>36587910*Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She is free to do the same if she wants.I wonder what she'll buy
>>36587910>*Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She is free to do the same if she wants.i just want honey
>>36587910>Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She is free to do the same if she wants.She should learn some economic s too.She likely has a better idea on what her hive needs.
>>36587910*Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She is free to do the same if she wants.It holds the potential for bad consequences, such as buyers ripping her off or the hive no longer providing us exclusive jars of honey.
>>36587968but its a house of thousands?
>>36587910>OtherTell her we're selling most of the honey, and we can go into business together for selling any more she produces. She then gets to us our name recognition, brand, and distribution network, in exchange we split the profits.
If we disrupt the honey market with our actions, what will happen to the honey collectors who depend on selling honey at a premium for their livelihoods?
>>36587910we should probley set aside 1/2 the profits for her and the hive that way they can build there for them selves green houses and other shelters for there hives were ever and maintain honey production all year long. dear god are we creating modern bee society? with mega cities ?will we see a Judge Dread bee?
>>36587969this is amazing>>36588002>>36588065>>36588071>>36587993>Explain to her that we are selling most of it. She is free to do the same if she wants.Well, now we need to explain money to her?***"I-is that so? what is "selling", sir?"We try and explain money to her. She seems quite confused for a while.Well, she's pretty smart, so she gets it, eventually."Ah... maybe I could sell some and use the money to buy more coats from master Tazar. It would be nice if the hive didin't lost anyone else to the cold...""That sounds like a nice idea"Well, in the end, she will sell us the honey for 1/3 market price in exchange for our continued protection and flower supply.She actually blushes when we say her honey is delicious. Maybe we could try asking for more things and/or adding things to our dealings?* Ask for royal jelly* Ask her to spawn twi new queens and join our menagerie so she can stay with us full time. The spare queen can start her own hive in the new greenhouse* Ask her to spawn two new queens. One for a new hive, and one for our menagerie* Other>>36588179they'll go wherever the soap collectors went, I guess?>>36588192>Judge Dread bee?You mean Judge Drone, right? he's the law in mega-hive 1
>>36588239* OtherAsk if she would be willing to spawn a princess for us to bring along on our adventures, and to expand into the new greenhouse.
>>36588239As >>36588322 suggested, we can have her spawn a princess.Also, since some are villagers, does that mean that she will want to get some small arms and armour for the drones that may be a tank class? Will she want to get some tools for any craftsman?They could likely make interesting wax sculptures. If they ever return to the wild, the descendants will be very distorted compared to other bees. May end up not even considered bees by others.
>>36588322"Ara?... y-you don't want me to go with you..?""Well, you have your responsibilities in the hive, so, I thought it would be better this way.""i-I see. Indeed, I should... well... uhmm.. then, please look forward to it by next week?""Thankyou, Miel"About five days later, Miel introduces us to Queen. Well... she's a queen bee, alright. She looks exactly like Miel, too.That's right, all the bees of the same hive are clones, right? it's actually really hard to tell them apart other than the queen. And these two look extremely similar."It is an honor to meet you, princess.... Queen. Can I refer to you as your masjesty, Miel the second?"The young queen seems a bit surprised for a moment, then she and her mother exhange a look, and nod to eachother."That will be acceptable, sir" ~says Miel IIWell, she's a level 1 noble...Roll 1d100 for her starting class
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>36588592lets do it
>>36588592>"Ara?... y-you don't want me to go with you..?"Maybe she wanted to come with us?Maybe we should have asked her to come with us or designate an adventuring heir instead?
>>36588592>That's right, all the bees of the same hive are clones, right?That's actually not entirely true. All workers are sisters, but they are all genetically unique, and there can be up to 20 distinct sub-families, where each sub-family contains a different father.
>>36588617HealerSo, she's a level 1 Healer/lvl 1 NobleMiel II seems excited about traveling with us. Her mother has told her about our adventures in the dungeons "all of her life".Ah, lets see...Miel the II lvl 1 Healer/lvl 1 Noble[Female][Honey Faery]Absorbs [Wind] and [Wood]Double damage from [Fire]13 str23 dex17 con21 Int25 Wis23 Cha17 App9HP12MP(A) Divine: Can cast divine spells???MP Fell Stinger: Melee ability dealing [Wind] damage in a 1:3 ratio. If an enemy is knocked out by Fell Stinger, the user's Int, Str and Dex are each doubled for 5 rounds. Fell Stinger can be affected by elemental spell tricks.(P) Shield of Light: Overheal becomes an HP shield around the target, up to your Wisdom.Armor Proficiency: All (as noble)If Miel the II is equipped into a weapon, it (the weapon) can be used to attack with str or dex.It also allows you to use [Fell Stinger][Order Attack] is sealed (Miel the II's level is not high enough)If Miel the II is equipped into a shield, you receive Absorb [Wind] and [Wood] and weakness to [Fire] energy damageÑOrder Heal] Is sealed (Miel the II's level is not high enough)
>>36588796saved as Miel the II.jpg
>>36588870the strongest Bee in historycaptcha history regulnhuh I was right
Is....Is this really happening.....?
>>36588988What, you have something against Bee adventurers, anon?
>>36588988I think we just got a daugtheru adventurer? maybe?Well, my eyes just cant take it any more, guys. Mind if we stop here this week? I know its early and all but it looks like most people are AFK and its nort worth it to have my eyes on fire atm.I'll go rest for a bit and come back to comment/reply to your posts
>>36588988we decided to create a hive of super strong bees right next to home because we like high quality honey.(wizards man no sense of right and wrong)
>>36589064It's cool man. No need to ruin your health because of us.
>>36589064So, was Miel actually looking forward to more adventures with Eldrick, only for him to dash those hopes and dreams like he did her original hive?
I feel so bad about starting late and ending early, but my eyes are terrible today
>>36589671That's quite alright, man. Your health is more important.
>>36589671That's fine. Next time we should take Miel and Miel II out on an adventure together with us. Miel seemed disappointed that she wouldn't get to adventure anymore.
good night guysmaybe we can talk some tomorrow