You clench your eyes, whipping your head back and forth- your hair flying messily in every direction with the movement.Satisfied with your current state of wakefulness, you pull your hair back from your face, coming eye top eye with an amused looking Lann."What?""Nothing, nothing.""It is early, yes.""I'm sure."You do your best to ignore her as you dress- pieces of armour strapped into place, one after another. Your pauldrons fall into place, and you remove your snake necklace. Ezzy makes an attempt at a sleepy protest, and you tuck her into Lann's bed. "Why did you just-""The warmth will keep her asleep, yes.""And now there's a snake in my bed.""Lamia.""Small, scaly, poisonous creature.""Venomous, yes.""Is there even a difference?"Your friends follow you both out into the hall, various states of gear strapped in."She is only dangerous if she bites you.""Oh, wonderful. Nothing to worry about, then.""You complain a lot for an adventurer.">Hustle, hustle!>Check your friends' gear. They aren't the most reliable people post-sleep.>What are you even dealing with? This time?>Other (?)
>>38333650Announcements: 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
Time for spiderbutts!
>>38333650>Check your friends' gear. They aren't the most reliable people post-sleep.>What are you even dealing with? This time?
Wuhu SpiderButt.>>38333650>Hustle, hustle!
>>38333650>What are you even dealing with? This time?Ask questions. Get the basics at least.>Check your friends' gear. They aren't the most reliable people post-sleep.While talking, make sure our friends are ready to go. We will /not/ see one of them hurt over something stupid we could have prevented from ever happening with a simple gear check.
>>38333650>>What are you even dealing with? This time?
>>38333729I bet it's fucking bears,i swear they are trying to take over the World.
>>38333650>>Check your friends' gear. They aren't the most reliable people post-sleep.>>What are you even dealing with? This time?
>>38333747Aria's bear crusade has driven every bear in the woods to assault the town. We shall feast for months.
Gear Check!Maybe finding out what we're expected to murder today.Writing!
>>38333650>>Hustle, hustle!Move move move!
Lets get some bets down.1 monster?Many monsters?Bears?Lets see some money, gentlemen.
>>38333868My money is on the mystery box
>>38333868Some kind of official inspection that requires us to wear armor, and no monsters.
>>38333868>Non-monstersFeels like time to introduce something new. A raiding party of humans or orcs maybe.I bet fifty internets on bandits or raiders.
>>38333912The snake in the bed is going to come as a surprise, then.
>>38333931we should bring the snake, she needs the EXP
>>38333952Ezzy can't really fight anything.
>>38333868Didn't we talk about a dragon recently?
>>38333967she will be the acssss up our sleeve
>>38333915I would say bandits or the like too, but Lann seems a bit too relaxed for a raiding party large enough it would attempt to threaten a village constantly inhabited by adventurers and monsterfolk.>>38333990Literally up our sleeve might work.
>>38334011>Lann seems a bit too relaxedLann knows as little as we do. We were in the same room and got woken up together.
>>38334056>Lann knows as little as we do.Pretty sure the messenger told her whats going on.
>>38334070Just looked at the previous thread. Yeah, it looks like Lann got some details.Still think bandits could be it. We'll see.
>>38334170It is possible Lann just got anxious when she was told "bandits are coming", and between telling us to get our spear and now she realised there is a giant earthshaping spider in town, so its not actually that big a deal.
If it is bandits, we get in a little practice against serious humanoid targets, then.Maybe someone's going around challenging guilds to duels and already beat some of the other guildies. Takes out a few swordsmen, feeling good... Suddenly GIANT SPIDER INTERRUPT.
>>38334247Kind of related, I feel like we're bound to get injured eventually. I mean, we've not yet, and never taken any significant damage.We'll probably be fucking shocked first time we get an axe to the leg or an arrow to the elf bits.
>>38334247If they're humanoid, instead of just sticking them with the pointy bits, we should take full advantage of being a giant spider and scare the fuck out of them. Go full horror movie on them.
>>38334409But we can't do that because we're in a village.There's no trees above to suddenly snatch them from, and leave them hanging in web coccoons all scary style.
>>38334424Earthshape a tunnel and/or pit for them, then hang down over the edge.
>>38334235Whatever this is, they're going to get a horrible surprise.Expecting a sleepy little town on the edge of the Monster Forest. Some local adventurers and a small population of harpies, but nothing much. Small town in monster territory is still just a small town...... OH GODS, THE EARTH JUST SWALLOWED THEM UP. NOW THERE'S FIRE. AND LIGHTENING. AND HOLY FUCK THAT SPIDER JUST WIPED OUT TWENTY MEN WITH A SWING OF HER SPEAR. OH GODS SHE PICKED UP THE HEAVY CAVALIERLY AND IS THROWING THEM AT THE OTHERS. SHE'S THROWING ARMOURED HORSED AND RIDERS LIKE RAG DOLLS!
>>38334456inb4 this is a non-combat event somehow.
>>38334483inb4 Elle did something and Lann is being called in due to spider expertise
Reqm, since there are wolf people, are there also bear people?
You wait till you hit the common room before you turn on your friends- not because you are the paragon of patience or anything, it's just a little bit of a pain to turn in hallways.You keep your conversation running with Lann as you work, pulling straps tighter, prodding at armour as you wait for your friends to array themselves appropriately."What is it, anyways?""What is what?""The guild went to all the trouble of waking us up, yes? So something that needs the attention of all the adventurers.""Ah. I don't know."Sheszka struggles a bit as you clip her gauntlets on properly."You don't know?""Nope."You sigh, letting the wiggling wolf back on her feet. "Anything, then?"The half-elf shrugs."Something set off the wards.""Wards? Magic, then?""Yeah. Noone goes out at night, right? So if something passes through the wards towards the village...""It's a monster.""Yeah."It makes sense to you, at least. "Still- Why wake everyone?""Ah.""Ah?""A whole lot of things set off the wards.""And that is bad, yes?""Groups of things working together, or even something big chasing a bunch of little things- They're all bad.""Yes."You step out into the cool night air behind your friend, flexing your hands around your spear.There's a steady stream of adventurers heading to the edge of the village already, some more awake than others.>Get there, get ready.>Find someone who looks like a scout or something. Or a mage. Somebody with information. >Deploy harpy drone. >Other (?)
>>38334483>it's actually just a peaceful ambassador who wanted to greet the mayor and his honour guard
>>38334526>>Get there, get ready.>Deploy harpy drone. It's night, right?Are you awake yet, bird?
>>38334526>>Deploy harpy drone.Jin, what do your owl-harpy eyes see?
>>38334526>>Find someone who looks like a scout or something. Or a mage. Somebody with information. >>Deploy harpy drone.
>>38334526>Deploy harpy drone. >Deploy Liquid Wolf for recon
>>38334526>Get there, get ready.>Deploy harpy drone.
>>38334526>Deploy harpy drone.Operation:Air Superiority is Go
>>38334526>Deploy harpy drone.>Find someone who looks like a scout or something. Or a mage. Somebody with information. Ezzy should get woken up too, she needs to get more xp.
>>38334583>Ezzy should get woken up too, she needs to get more xp.Yeah but we should wait untill we know what we are fighting befor getting her feched
>>38334617I assumed we were waking everyone up
>>38334526>Deploy harpy drone.>Get there, get ready.>Once we're there and ready, ask people that got there first what's up.
>>38334526>Deploy harpy drone.>Get there, get ready.
>>38334634No, we put the tiny snek back to bed. It's night time and she'll be mostly useless in the cool night air.
>>38334526>Get there, get ready.>>Deploy harpy drone.unless the sleepy owl of war!
Move out!Let loose the harpies of war!Writing!
>>38334718It's still night right? Does this mean that Jin gets to take her place as the worlds second sun?
>>38334763She is a comet-harpy, not a sun-harpy.
>>38334763It's about time she gets to become Gloriously Incandescent.
I realize now that all our friends are basically infantry support roles or addons for a tank.We've got the aerial drone. We've got a tiny worm drone. we've got the wolf rapid strike unit. We've got the flare dispenser/grenade dispenser moth.
>>38335139Area denial moth
You follow the current of people, all pulling on armour and readying themselves for a fight.This isn't good. It's dark, for starters. And while that isn't a problem for you in the least, humans have a bit of a different opinion about unknown creatures in the dark.One problem at a time, then."Jin?""Lyra.""You can see fine in all this, yes?""All this?""In the dark.""Yes!"You offer her your arm, and she hops clear of the skull, talons clenching around your limb.You pump your arm once, twice, then fling her into the sky overhead.Even with her brilliant feathers, she's only visible a moment before she vanishes into the night, utterly silent in the cool air."There'll be harpies at the gate as well, you know."You shrug."I trust Jin, yes? I trust each of you.""I- uh. Yeah. They've probably already headed out, though."Huh. Even Lann gets embarrassed."Well, Jin is faster.""Do you even know the other harpies?""No?""How are you so certain, then?""It's Jin, yes?"The archer mutters something along the lines of 'crazy damned spiders', but she keeps it to herself, at least."Oh. Lyra?""You are done complaining to yourself already?""No, I- Shut it. Should I send a runner to your sister?""Probably not, yes. She hunts from a web. I do not think she would be much good in a fight.""Alright."The gates are brightly lit in the night- a pair of blazing fires roar just outside the walls, drawing monsters and adventurers alike towards them. >Jin will be back soon. Wait for your info.>Shore up the defenses a bit!>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specifically.>Other (?)
>>38335440>>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specifically.Old Man Guard, full of knowledge and chuckles! What is happening!
>>38335440>Jin will be back soon. Wait for your info.>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specifically.Not much point building defenses, if we don't know against what.
>>38335440>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specifically.Old guard seems like a good bet.
>38335440>Shore up the defenses a bit!
>>38335440>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specificallyMaybe the Old Man.
>>38335440>Other (?)Skitter up the wall and look over. The hell are we dealing with?Once we know what's coming, we can better decide how to meet it.
>>38335440>>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specifically.
>>38335440>>Shore up the defenses a bit!FINALLY, AN EXCUSE!WEB EVERYTHING
>>38335440>Shore up the defenses a bit!
>>Shore up the defenses a bit!
>>38335440>Shore up the defenses a bit!>Find somebody to bother. Someone who knows what's going on, specifically.just get a feel for the land incase you need to make a stone wall real quick to stop something from charging. Not sure how else we can improve defenses.
Look into defenses, and find old people. Old people know everything!Writing!
>>38335659I still bet this is aria related.
>>38335781She hunted the bears, and the mate of the Super Bear we killed has targeted her by mistake. We get to go all Revengence on it in front of an audience, and Nin spins it as the new queen's ascension before we get back.
>>38335781Speaking of siblings, I hope Elle has her crossbow close at hand just in case.
>>38335843She lives close to Nias house, so she definitly at least knows that there is trouble.
>>38335659Woot.Finally got a thread in here.
You skitter through the crowd. Someone probably knows what's going on. Or at least how this will play out. You'd think the adventurers would have someone issuing orders, pulling people into a cohesive guard.As it stands, it looks like it will be a huge mess of people fighting their own battles against whatever is coming out of the woods. Maybe you should just make a wall?Throw some ramparts up there.Medieval siege it up.No, now you're just being ridiculous. What if it's some sort of monster harpy? Or monster arachne? They could get over walls with impunity. Or a monstrous land octopus or something. One of those giant monsters from the inner woods. They could just step over the walls. Or right on the houses or adventurers or-You need to stop letting your imagination go like that. It's distracting.You do, however, manage to spot the elderly gentlemen who sits at the gate all the time. And while you're fairly certain he isn't a guard, or even an adventurer- He's out here all the time. Information!You trot up next to him, which is a great deal more difficult than it sounds. Trotting is for people with four legs, not eight. What you managed was more of a crawl, really. "Good evening, yes!""If it isn't the village's favourite spider-y lass.""Can they tell me apart from other spiders?""Who knows? Folks'll probably be asking your sister why she isn't red anymore inside the week.""She'll be delighted, I am sure."
>>38336541He throws back his head and laughs, despite the atmosphere."I appreciate the company, but I'm gettin' the feeling like you didn't come over to chat.""I came over to ask questions, yes? It is like chatting.""That's a very one-sided sort of a chat, lassy.""You can ask questions if you like, yes."He chuckles again before waving you on."Do you know what is happening?""Not a clue. You?""I am waiting for Jin to get back, yes. I meant more about what the adventurers will do, yes?""Oh. Well, it's happened a few times. They mostly line up and make a mess of everything.""That sounds... less than effective."He cackles again. "It gets the job done. Eventually.""What happened the last time? Or times.""Huh. First one was wolves, I think? Pack got too big. That was... twenty, thirty years? Damn, I'm getting old.""No mirrors in your house?""Says the giant spider.""I am a young giant spider, yes."He leans back in his seat, crossing his arms as he thinks."We had one attack by bandits, I think. That was practically a joke. The harpies chased 'em for near a week after that. And after that... There was a kelpie that one time. Smashed a few houses. A few folk on the river died, but they got it pretty fast- One of the guild's big shots was in town."Your conversation is interrupted by white wings, Jin coming in for a landing on your shell.>Get your report!>Take Jin and find someone important looking.>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.>Other (?)
>>38336561>>Get your report!What's the hubbub about?>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.
>>38336561>Get your report!>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.
>>38336561>>Get your report!>>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.
>>38336561>Get your report!>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.If it's not too much problem. We can bother a passing guard for that.
>>38336561>Get your report!>The Old Man is right next to us, he can hear the report at the same time.
>>38336561>Report ,agent sleepy comet
>>38336561>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.
>>38336561>Get your report!
>>38336683I think agent Sleepy Shooting Star would be better, but that's just me.
>>38336561>>Get your report!Bird's the word.>>Give your info to the old man. He can pass it around. Probably.
>>38336709The reason stars are shooting is because they are falling out of their eye-socket perches when sleeping.So that is a redundant way of saying "Jin"
Acquire information. Spread information.Writing!
>>38336779We're starting a web of information.
>>38337043I hate you
>>38337043That was unbearable
>>38337043Damn it carlos!>>38337207Don't you start too!
>>38337207Does it make you feel grizzly?
>>38337043You're hanging by a thread, anon.
>>38337043I just realized, our giant bath is decorated with webs is made of a series of tubes, where people hang out and talk. We invented the internet.
>>38337304Everyone is naked too!
>>38337207>>38337272>>38337274It seems that some people are finding this polarising.
The old man sits straighter as the harpy settles on your back, feathers ruffling as she sits herself down."Jin? What did you see?""Wolves, yes."You blink."A pack, then? How many?""Lots. Like Sheszka."You stare at her."Wait- Werebeasts? Werewolves? What are they doing on this side of the river?"She shrugs back, spreading her feathers ever so slightly."I do not know, yes. I flew past, then back."This is going to cause more questions than answers. You frown, gritting your teeth."Can you let people know what is coming? I need to- I need to talk to someone. I think.""Mhm. Get a move on, Lass. This is looking like a giant bloody mess already.">Find Lann. >Find an Officer. Someone important.>Pass out the info to anyone important. Everyone important.>Other (?)
>>38337335>Pass out the info to anyone important. Everyone important.
>>38337335>Find Lann. I need an aduuuuuuuultAlternatively, lann will know who needs to know this.
>>38337335Oh shit.>Find Lann. >Have her find an Officer. Someone important.
>Other (?)Assert Dominance
>>38337335>Other (?)>Go to forest. Acquire Pack.>Assure Sheszka that she is best wolf.
>>38337335>Pass out the info to anyone important. Everyone importantAnd some unimportant people too, we don't want anyone to feel left out.
>>38337335>Find Lann.>Find a not-spiderbutt harpyWe don't know who exactly is important here, she does.
>>38337335>Other (?) Have Jin largest werebeast, punch it in the face.
>>38337335All right, so we need to find and beat up their alpha to end this quickly. Got it.
>>38337332Stop it, your ursinine bear puns will cause some to have kodiak arrest.>>38337335>OtherDoes shezka recognise/know of them from descriptions?Are we about to gain ourselves a pack of wolves?
>>38337335>Find an Officer. Someone important.If we, a giant asskicking spider, start going into a panic and ignoring the chain of command, we'll fuck up what little organisation these guys have.
>>38337335>otherQuickly, to the forest!
>>38337335>Find Lann. >Find an Officer. Someone important.
>>38337335>Find Lann.If I remmber the map right, wouldn't they have needed to march straight through arachne land to get here?
>>38337335>Other (?)Go out to meet the wolves. That's where this is going anyway, might as well get on with it.
>>38337335>Find Lann. >Find an Officer. Someone important.We are going to find their Alpha, beat him into the ground, and become this pack's Alpha.
>>38337335>Find Lann, tell her to find her officer.
>>38337335[x] other-[x] assert dominance.We can have minions! One final hurrah in our collecting before we head off!
>>38337448Why not have Shezka be the one to beat up the alpha. She becomes a pack leader, shes subservent to us, we win.
>>38337335>>Other (?)Get shezka, go out in front of the wolves, and do your BIGGEST, SCARIEST HISS
I hope you guys realize that if we take on an entire pack of wolves, we'll have to feed an entire pack of wolves.Every day.
>>38337335Can we build that wall now?
>>38337514I just want to scare them off.
>>38337477>>38337418>>38337378>>38337374Even Lyra would have problems fighting a entire pack of apparently enormous size on her own.I don't really want to delay our journey because Lyra got her legs torn off.
>>38337408>Are we about to gain ourselves a pack of wolves?Yes.So.... what are we going to do with them. I don't think we can drag around and entire pack of this size. And we're hardly going to settle down to rule them yet.I'm thinking we have them settle in the village maybe? The place is experiencing an economic boom and is already expanding a little. They should be able to handle the extra population easy enough. The wolves will certainly be able to contribute useful skills to the town.
>>38337539I doubt they react to threats with running if they already were brave enough to come through arachne land to begin with.>>38337555>This shit again
Counting! That got out of hand fast.
>>38337577>Discuss the current situation.>This shit againYes....? When things happen, we talk about it and discuss what we plan to do. Are you new at this?
Looks like finding Lann wins a narrow victory?And people want to start getting the defenses in order.Writing!
>>38337646Pretty sure he meant the cosmopolitan village bullshit.Completly disregarding that the one thing we know about werebeasts being that even in the time of the city they didn't manage to stop them from murdering eachother, so having them live in the village is pretty retarded as ideas go.
>>38337715Better than just taking them all with us, anon.
Werebeasts follow the alpha, much like with other wolves, once the alpha goes down, they either run or surrender to whoever beat up the alpha.
>>38337734Or just neither.I find the assumptiom they are here to talk out their differences pretty silly.
>>38337760I thought the assumption was that if we fail at scaring them off, we'll have to beat them up. And if we beat them up, then they'll follow us.
Do we have to find a peaceful solution? I'm pretty sure Shezka didn't become fireproof until recently, and claws and teeth aren't great against chitin. Once we skewer enough if them they'll get the message.
>>38337803If we have to fight them, they are most likely going to die.
>>38337715I think a single, stable pack could manage it alright. As long as no outsiders come along trying to assert their own dominance, it should work out ok. They would be far enough from the wolf territory that they wouldn't have to contest their hunting grounds with another pack.
>>38337803What if we get the alpha to 1v1 shezka, or get shezka to challenge the alphas authority. She is scary enough to the point she'll PROBABLY win.
>>38337824Nah, we can beat up wolves without killin' 'em.
>>38337715>even in the time of the city they didn't manage to stop them from murdering eachotherThey did. They got them to behave by having more powerful monster races (like spiders) assume the positions of Alpha and end the constant struggles for dominance.From what I understand, if we establish ourselves as the unquestioned Alpha, they'll fall into line happily enough. Then we can order them to settle somewhere and not constantly fight amongst themselves.I'm not committed to the idea of the village or anything, it's just the only obvious option that comes to mind right now.
>>38337835But we are her alpha. Ergo, we will be their alpha.
>>38337803>. And if we beat them up, then they'll follow us.That worked with Sheszka because she didn't have a pack and wanted a new one.If beating up the Alpha would be the end to all conflict among them, then them killing eachother all the time wouldn't be a huge problem, so it seems they usually fight to the death.As we know from Sheszka own backstory.
>>38337834Shezka can pass off for one of there own kind, a challenge from her would be taken FAR more seriously than a challenge from us.
>>38337848>They did. They got them to behave by having more powerful monster races (like spiders) assume the positions of Alpha and end the constant struggles for dominance.No they didn't.Thats a thing some arachne did, but it didn't end the fighting for all those that didn't get a arachne alpha to keep them in line.And we are not going to stay around.Even assuming just beating the alpha ends the fight, which is clearly not the case, because then Shes wouldn't have had to flee.
>>38337861Sheszka IS one of their kind, and they have proven perfectly willing to accept other sorts of monsters as their alpha in the past, just sayin.
>>38337859From what I get, when the alpha dies they all either surrender or run, she ran. Also >>38337856 Yes, but I doubt that an alpha will take a challenge from us seriously, as we are of another species and it can probably bullshit a reason to sic all its kind on us, with Shezka it has no excuse, not even that we are scary, also it gives her direct authority over the pack and helps her feel better about herself.
>>38337859I'm gonna try to avoid lethalities on this one. Especially since we don't know what put the idea in their heads to attack the village.Scaring 'em off is go.
>>38337848>it's just the only obvious option that comes to mind right nowNo, the obvious solution is we kill them until they start fleeing.Which is also whats most likely gonna happen.
>>38337886It has never been suggested that they care even slightly what species their alpha is, so long as it can beat them in a fair fight.
>>38337899>I'm gonna try to avoid lethalities on this one.>Don't kill the cute ones!
>>38337910>not just wading into them with punchesHah.>>38337931Actually, it's more like we feel like shit every time we kill an intelligent thing, even if they are scumbag slavers.I swear to god if you start trolling about morality, then all of the thread's problems are your fault.
>>38337899What if this is the pack that killed Shezka's. Or rather the one that absorbed hers?
>>38337980Then we scare 'em off or beat 'em up, duh.
>>38337980>Or rather the one that absorbed hers?Pretty clear they were killed, obviously Shes wouldn't have had to flee if they just absorbed the pack.
>>38337980Then we make sure we take that tabard back that her old alpha had, if they brought it.
>>38337980>Same pack that orphaned our wolf>Would have killed her tooRemember that fight against the Kobolds, the ones that wanted to sell the moth?Yeah, I imagine it'd go something like that.
>>38337996>Not killing the Alpha that slaughtered her parents>>38338047They may have absorbed the lower members and killed the Alpha. For instance her mother could be a part of this pack and subservient to the new alpha. Shezka was the old alpha's offspring so she had to be removed/eliminated.
>>38337879>Thats a thing some arachne did, but it didn't end the fighting for all those that didn't get a arachne alpha to keep them in line.All the packs had Alphas from other races back then. That's how they put an end to their infighting. If only went pack to the old ways when the civ fell apart.Of course, that's beside the point. We're not discussing controlling all the packs. We're discussing options for controlling this pack.>Even assuming just beating the alpha ends the fight, which is clearly not the case, because then Shes wouldn't have had to flee.Hardly a president of anything. We don't even have any details about that situation. Maybe the rival pack didn't want to absorb another into its ranks. If they were competing for territory or something.Maybe the other Alpha just didn't challenge for dominance. Lot's of possible options. We can't draw any absolutes from one poor example.
>>38338088>They may have absorbed the lower members and killed the Alpha.They definitly killed the Alpha, but the way Shes talked about her old Alpha, didn't make it sound like it was her parent.Might be because of how werebeasts work,I guess. But it just seems more likely they just killed them, since we know that werebeasts killing eachother is a problem.
>morality arguments occurringoh, fuck you so bad, these guys>>38337910>>38337931If you continue with this, I will begin shipping wars to counter it.
Reserving tactics discussion for when we get more information.On another note, did we ever get a full breakdown of whatall of what Monster races there were in the area? Did REQM say whether they're all even decided yet?
>>38338133I fail to see a morality argument?If they attack the village and threaten the lifes of people in it, they get killed, if we don't do it, the adventurers and harpies will, and I'd rather not risk anyone by not fighting hard enough.I think people are just a bit overly optimistic if they think "challenging the alpha" will solve the problem, since there is no guarantee the others stop attacking while we fight the alpha.
>>38338183>did we ever get a full breakdown of whatall of what Monster races there were in the area?Nope.Thats one of the things Lyra doesn't actually know, so we don't know either.
>>38338188Okay, that's it.I say we romance the alpha.
>>38338245>roll to seduceBut only if its girl.
>>38338260Nope.Only if it's a boi.
>>38337910>>38337931Stop it with this grizzly morality argument.We get it, it's polarizing, we've had this argument before and nothing ever gets solved. It's all ursanine.
>>38338264Can't be anon, then we couldn't impregnate the alpha with our ovipositor to assert dominance.
>>38338260>>38338264This.Stop it.Shut the up.Right now.
>>38338260Lyra is statistically more likely to be straight.
>>38338294I...I don't think... Just no...
>>38338294OVIPOSITORS DON'T WORK THAT WAY
>>38338299Statistically she should be in her first evolution right now.She defies expectations.
REQM save us, only you can stop this
>>38338294Also goddamn it, please lets try to avoid going into magical realm territory especially magical realms I happen to have as fetishes myself
>>38338324Saying one thing defies expectations and thus all things must defy expectations is hideously inaccurate and outright dangerous.What's next, claiming lyra doesn't need to eat food because she can lift bears?
>>38338344Don'T ask me, the other anon asked for a topic change, I just wanted to help out.
Guys, you're overlooking the most important question:If some of the wolves die, can we eat them?
>>38338349STOP TRYING TO START SHIT WITH HIM!DO YOU EVEN LOOK AT WHAT YOU TYPE? HOW WILL THIS NOT START A SHITSTORM?
>>38338381WHY ARE WE YELLING!?
>>38338381I am changing the flavor of shitstorm.
>>38338349As long as there is no indication she is straight, and the fact Nin makes her heart race kinda indicates she is at least not fully immune to girlish charms, statistics don't really matter.
>>38338374Villagers will be disturbed if we do.
>>38338394So just because someone slips you an aphrodesiac roofie, you think that's attraction?Now I know what to get you for christmas.
>>38338374No reason not to, really. I bet Sheszka would too.
>>38338414>>38338374>no reason not toThat shit's gross, yo.And our waifu would be upset.
>>38338408>So just because someone slips you an aphrodesiac roofie, you think that's attraction?...What? I'm fairly sure Nin has never done such a thing.I think.Okay, she might actually, but not in that scene.
>>38338443Yeah, sure, that's just what you want us to think, NIN.
>ghoul mutationsNo thank you.
>>38338374As long as we don't make an habit out of it.
>>38338374Well, since I don't want to be driven out and disowned by Spidermom, or turn into something horrible during our next evolution, I vote we not do that.
>>38338464LONG LIVE THE SPIDER QUEEN>no one has realised yet Nin lured those werebeasts to attack us so Lyra would be forced to subjugate them as her royal subjects
>>38338496Yeah, as fun as it would be to burn the quest to the ground with slaying and eating innocents until all people hate us, I'd rather we just have a fun adventure to elfton instead.
>>38338390Because no one seems to read what they type anymore! It's frustrating. This quest needs management.And it all started with a discussion on how to deal with the werebeasts.In my opinion, we should first try to find and defeat the Alpha, and fight/scare them off if it doesn't solve the problem. That's just what I think, and it's fine if you don't agree.
>>38338516>slaying and eating innocentsClearly we should only eat the guilty.
>>38338552That also would be awful.
>>38338531Obviously we seduce the entire werebeast pack.We can use our spear as a stripper pole.shocking!
>>38338531Look, what we do with the alpha is entirely dependent on his intention of coming into human/harpy territory, and whether or not he killed Shesz's family. Until such things are known, we're just talking hypothetically.
>>38338566I'm sure Mom would understand.We just got, really hungry.I admit, I'm slightly curious to see the horrified reaction of Lann if she would see us eat werebeasts or lizards
>>38338584In front of the entire village? The old man would never let us live it down. Never.
>>38338601I don't wanna get run out of our nest, the village, and all of civilization for something as dumb as eating dudes.If we get run out, it's going to be because we did an amazing feat of drunken partying, and nothing less.
>>38338617Maybe we'll get another standing ovation.
>>38338626Setting aside I made it pretty clear I don't actually want to do that, Mom wouldn't drive us out for eating a few corpses.Arachne only do that with arachne that make it a habit, at least when it isn't lizards.We'd probably find ourselves a whole lot less welcome in the village though.
>>38338660Poor old man would die if we gave him his first standing ovation in fifteen years. Heart couldn't take it.
>>38338552So we make a scale to put on out butt, then have Shezka weigh their heart against Jin's feather, and if it's heavier, Ezzy can eat the corpse.
>implying we can't just turn down the evolution until we do some more feat of strength and get a better oneI'm pretty sure we'd have to try to get a ghoul evo
>>38338717man, ancient judicial systems were bullshit.
Alright. This is the point where you find Lann, and Lann finds an officer and all of this becomes someone else's problem.Punching people is easy. Decision making is hard.You fly through the group of adventurers in an entirely non-literal way. And you've apparently spent enough time around them, because they all get out of your way immediately.It's nice to be appreciated. And also very large, but you're sure the appreciation has nothing to do with that.You spot your friend checking her arrows, her ready-strung bow at her side."Lann!"She looks up, her eyes catching Jin's white feathers behind you."You've got some information, then?""It's werewolves.""What? Why?""I do not know, yes? It is not like Jin spoke with them.""Bloody gods- This is harpy territory, isn't it? I thought the borders were the one thing everyone till accepted!""I do not know! I am six months old, yes? And Sheszka is the only wolf I know!""Officer. This is time to find an officer and make this not my problem."It's nice that people at least share your opinion.Lann practically marches her way to the forefront of the crowd, where a trio of adventurers are arguing over... something. You recognize one as Edmund, though you haven't seen the others before.Not sober, anyway."-scouts should be back shortly. We need information before we-""We can reassure people, if nothing else.""How? Pat them on the back and promise the monsters won't get them?""The arachne's in town still, isn't she? Didn't Ed say she even signed up? Get a stone wall up.""And if it's got wings?""It's not about effectiveness. People are riling themselves up-"Edmund coughs into his hands.It's universal. Or dimensional.Actually, universal covers that, right? Or not?No, this isn't important right now.
>>38338717That sounds fair to me.Now I'm sad lugging around Ezzy diminished our chance of getting a actual crocodile-girl companion.
>>38338674I am a bit curious about if ghoul arachne is an evolution, but that would be a radical shift in the tone of the quest and would cause a shitstorm.
>>38338750"Miss Lyra, Lann. Is there something?""Spiderbutt sent out her harpy. Apparently it's a pack of werewolves.""Wait, what? Why?""Do people actually call me that?""Just Lann, but-""That isn't important. What is even going on?"Everyone looks to each other."This isn't actually helping, is it?""No. On the plus side, that stone wall sounds really good right now.""Mhm. We should have a bit of time, if nothing else. Adventurer Lyra, may we impress upon a need for upgraded defenses?">Is that an actual title?>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?>All out. Make the town a fortress.>Other (?)
>>38338773>All out. Make the town a fortress.
>>38338773>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?A small trench, and spikes on the wall so they can't jump and climb up
>>38338773>>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.You guys ever had to do physical activity with a headache?FUCK THAT ENTIRELY. make a simple wall so that if we have to fight, we can do it without going fucking blind.That happened to me once. Only temporary.
>>38338773>Is that an actual title?>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.spikes can be used as hand holds.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38338773>>Is that an actual title?>>All out. Make the town a fortress.
>>38338773>All out. Make the town a fortress.Worried about possibly needing to fight, but if they see a giant stone fortifiction where they thought was Oakring...
>>38338773>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?
>>38338773>>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?Draw Earth from in front of the walls to make a ditch at the same time as the wall. Add Spikes in likeness of spider legs for decoration.
>>38338773>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.We might still have to fight after this.
>>38338773>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.We might need it.I suppose the right thing to do is attempt diplomacy first?
>>38338773>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?The fortress menaces with spikes of obsidian.
>>38338773>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.How well can werewolves climb? If a flat wall can't stop them, extra spikes won't help much.
>>38338773>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?>>38338844If we make the fortifications good enough, we might get them to stop long ernough we can do our spooky spider routine to make them listen.
>>38338773>Add a bit extra. Spikes or a moat?We dwarf fortress now. We must make all sorts of dumb cage and pit traps. As well as random holes and minecart launchers.
>>38338773>Add a bit extra. Spikes and moat?There is no point to spikes without the moat, or a trench at least.Full fortress is also stupid.
>>38338773>Add a bit extra. a moat?Defensive wall and a moat. Simple and effective.
>>38338773>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.
>>38338773>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.In case the wall isn't enough and we need to fight.
>>38338773>>Keep the walls simple, flat. Conserve energy.
>>38338773>Other (?)Thunderdome; trap the wolves inside with team spiderbutt, begin subjugation.
So, when do we get a stroke from all the headaches?
Simple walls win with that lat second vote!Please give me 1d100!
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>38339051
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>38339051
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>38339051FOR THE EMPRAH!
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>38339051
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>38339051Two packs enter, one spider leaves!
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>38339051Bit late, but whatever
>>38339074They may be simple, but at least they'll be strong.
Rolled 100 (1d100)Woot! were out of critfail range, this extra 1d100 can't hurt us now! >>38339074>>38339079>>38339095>>38339097>>38339102>>38339068
>>38339097I would hope the rest of our pack leaves too.
>>38339074That is one mighty fine wall.
>>38339114Yes it can you wasted a 100, you fool.
>>38339114...Fuck me amirite?
>>38338768Ghoul arachne is a evolution.But I think not available anymore for us, Lyra would probably go straight to vampire by now.>>38339114....Well played anon.
>>38339114God damn it anon.
>>38339114y u do dis
>>38339144Vampire is a straight downgrade for us, now that I think about it.We already have the super strength and ability to drink shit with our fangs.
Hahahah!93 it is. Writing!
>>38339195So... do I get complemented on the nat 100 or lose dice privileges for frivolous wasting it?
So should we have Nin do a fly-by and sprinkle some sleepy powder on them while they temporarily stop/are focused on us?
>>38339177I'm not familiar with the VN, so I don't know what vampires get in this setting.I only vaguely remember ghoul was a first or second tier evo, so I expect vampire would probably do 'something' good for us.Don't think it would be worth the sunlight problem, even if switching to a nocturnal lifestyle would make Jin happy.
>>38339195Could that 100 be for random details, like nice stairs and such? We see to be making it good enough to last leave it when we leave after all.
>>38339292that 100 was literally an attempt to spite the dice gods, and proceeded with them spiteing us. I think it would be best to count it for something negative as a result.
>>38339311We accidentally build the wall with a giant bear motif?
>>38339369Great, now we need to kill the wall...
>>38339311You clearly don't have an appreciation for something like an amazing end table in the tiny guard post.
>>38339369Entryway is the top half of a giant bear head, you walk through the mouth to enter so it looks like it's ratting things.
You look past the low wooden walls of the village, scratching your head idly.It could certainly use some work. Nothing permanent, of course."Something simple is fine, yes? I don't want to knock myself out before I fight.""Do you actually do that?""No? Just headaches and exhaustion.""Fair enough. Wide enough for use to stand on, though.""Mhm. Stairs, or do you have ladders somewhere?"The officer checks the field, his men."Two sets of stairs, please. And wide, too.""I can do that."The ground before the village heaves, dirt making way for solid stone.You wrap your construct around the village, sealing it off from the outside completely. The top of the wall widens, and you add a guardrail to the top. People are stupid. Always. Stairs unfold from the sides of the wall, wide steps descending from the top.Adventurers are apparently more efficient than you gave them credit for.In seconds, they have taken the battlements- or whatever you want to call your wall thing. Fires are lit, weapons readied. Archers and other ranged fighters take position along the walls, watching the forest beyond the clearing surrounding the village.You don't have to wait long before harpies swoop back into the town, almost invisible against the night. Information is gathered, prepared.And in the woods beyond, the first set of eyes catches the light of the defender's fire.And many more join it.
>>38339817>I'm going to cut it here for tonight!>We'll have a longer thread saturday- I'll be aiming to start at 2PM EST!>Comments, questions and concerns, answered here!
>>38339851Thanks for running. Are their multiple types of werebeasts in this horde, or is it just wolves?
>>38339851You fucking spider, I love you!Also, trying to copy Mothia man,One of my players wants to be a bear-person.Kek.Also, curious, what were all the races of the city, way back when in the day of the spider-queen-who-wasn't-Lyra?
>>38339851>>38339817Man we got a wall, wolves.Just pass on by.
>>38339817>>38339851I guess for Lyra detail work is a lot more exhausting then just volume of stone moved?
>>38339851Soon the wolves will howl at Lyra's Moons.
>>38340051If this is true, then why don't we just raise the village on a pillar?
>>38340095because we'renot the greatest earthbender that ever lived
>>38339912Thanks for playing!This group is just wolves. Most of them live a fair distance from each other, and they all have very different social structures!For instance, bears and rabbits don't even engage in nonstop civil war!>>38339953Lizards for a short period of time. Moths, Lamia, Harpies, Wolves, Arachne, Wendigo. There were, of course, a small pile of monsters from other areas, but we've seen the main races of the forest now.If you run a campaign, feel free to share it. The stories are always fun to read.>>38339979Walls fall, eventually. Everyone in the forest knows this.>>38340051It depends on all sorts of things, but as a general rule- The less thought Lyra puts into something, the easier it is. There's limits of course, and the wall is pushing up against Lyra's as it is.>>38340095Something like this is outside your current capability, for instance.
>>38340128Toph spider when?
>>38340128>It depends on all sorts of things, but as a general rule- The less thought Lyra puts into something, the easier it is. There's limits of course, and the wall is pushing up against Lyra's as it is.Sounds like when Lyra gets those splitting headaches she really needs sugar and water then.She burned off a lot of energy and her brain is tired.She should ask for a quick snack from someone then. Some bear jerky with honey glazing?
>>38340128>walls fall eventuallydamnit wolvesyou need SIEGE STUFF to break walls.
>>38340272There is a fairly good chance some of them have elemental powers, all things considered.
>>38340272All you really need for a siege is enough people to surround whatever you're attacking. Let them starve.
>>38340272I think the wolves have a good chance to jump the walls too.Or leap to the top.Going to be a mess.
>>38340373Its a stone wall, the moment they set foot on it they surrender themselves to our domain. We can suddenly make the floor vanish, or make spikes shoot up into them, or make caltrops and other stupid shit.
>see a stampede of rats>set up defenses against the ratsThe real problem is whatever is chasing those wolves