You are Lyra, a partially transparent, soft shelled arachne.Your chitin is currently sensitive as can be- to the point where even a light breeze could send you into gales of laughter and shivering. So you'll just stay inside, where it's safe, thank you. On the plus side- Your shell is once again a lustrous red, shimmering with 'veins' of magma. And your hands no longer feel like fat sausages.You're mostly healed!Aside from your fleshy bits. But those are bandaged up, and you sat your mother down until she assured you that wouldn't be shedding limbs. She said that you would never discarded your human or elf bits, which seems like an entirely loaded statement, but you felt a great deal safer after, anyways. You still had a weird nightmare where your ears dropped off, and new, more sensitive ones replaced them.And then your arms flew away on dragonfly wings, and you woke up with the strangest sense of vertigo. Arms attached, though.Your sister's house in warm in the morning- rays of sunshine moving across the floor in time with its ascent.It is not, however, designed for your rather oversized family unit. Your brothers have laid claim to the corner of the living room, while you took the rest with your friends- denied the use of your shell as a bed, they've spread themselves across the floor like monster throw rugs.
>>38988592Your parents ventured upstairs, taking refuge in one of the smaller rooms above. Aria apparently felt comfortable to sleep on the stairs. You're not sure what that says about your sister, but you suppose she'll have little issue adventuring if she can find comfort so easily.Sara passed of in the kitchen. You can see one leg through the door, twitching in time with whatever dream your youngest sister is having.You yawn, hiking your blanket around your shoulders. >Something quiet. Maybe you can read a story. Maybe someone can tell you a story?>A bit more elvish, when you can manage it. Good isn't enough, you want fluent.>Magic lessons, maybe? You really only have like one and a half spells.>Other (?)
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>>38988599>A bit more elvish, when you can manage it. Good isn't enough, you want fluent.
>>38988599>Something quiet. Maybe you can read a story. Maybe someone can tell you a story?
>>38988599>Something quiet. Maybe you can read a story. Maybe someone can tell you a story?>A bit more elvish, when you can manage it. Good isn't enough, you want fluent.Dad! Tell us an Elvish story in Elvish!
>>38988599For right now->Something quiet. Maybe you can read a story.For later, when others are awake->A bit more elvish, when you can manage it. Good isn't enough, you want fluent.
>>38988666>ElvishElfwords.Elflands.Elffangs.Elfvenom.Get it right.
>>38988599>>A bit more elvish, when you can manage it. Good isn't enough, you want fluent.
>>38988599>>A bit more elvish, when you can manage it. Good isn't enough, you want fluent.Lets make Papa stop grinding his teeth
>>38988700Bu-but it is called elvish in the option, yes?
>>38988599>Moar Elf words.We are a half elf after all.
Enthusiasm and elf words!I'll take 2d100, please.
Rolled 47, 73 = 120 (2d100)>>38988802
>>38988599>>38988666I second this
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d100)>>38988802Lembas pls
Rolled 46, 12 = 58 (2d100)>>38988802Here we go
>>38988737>Using REQM's insanity and flawed writing as an excuseIsn't that cute? But it's WRONG.
47 and 73 then!Writing!
>>38988592>And then your arms flew away on dragonfly wings, and you woke up with the strangest sense of vertigo.Did Nin figure out LSD dust?
>>38989062NMD Narcotic Moth Dust?
Man, I really slept in.So, we're still translucent? Can we even walk yet?
>>38989357Hallucinogenic Moth Dust?
>>38989370Lyra realizes the potential for abuse, secretly starts writing a law about it, VERY SECRETLY so that Nin will never find out she thought up a law. ("Performing her Royal Duties" in the wrds of Nin)
>>38989370at least she hasn't hit us with lewd dust, that would be a really mean way to get revenge seeing as our whole family is here so we'd never forget what it means to piss off Nin.
You would really like to be better at elvish. There's the whole matter of your extended family, and the fact that you are planning to head to a country made up of mostly elves- It feels like a very practical skill to have.Of course, practical and easy to acquire have never seen eye to eye.Sheszka has rolled across the floor, ears and tail flopping, until she comes to a rest in a patch of sunlight, somehow flattening herself further against the floor. With the sun rising, though, the patch is moving. And so to must wonder woof.Inching along to keep the rays right where they belong, the wolf wiggles a few inches every so often, keeping time with the crawl of the sunbeams.Your father doesn't take too long to come downstairs. Everyone wakes pretty early in your family, luckily enough. Of course, he still has to navigate the stair hazard that is your sister, clambering over spider blockade to reach the ground. You wave good morning, and he return it with a sleepy smile, scooting past all of you to make himself some tea. It smells a bit too bitter for your taste. You manage a passable greeting in elvish, but you rapidly run out of non-weather related topics to converse upon. So much for practice.Your lack of vocabulary aside, you use the less than optimal conversation as a jumping point, dragging your father back into language lessons. You're pretty sure by the end that you can actually talk to people. People people, not just your family. People who will laugh at you if you mess things up.Maybe you should work in some practice not hurting people, just in case.>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting. >Find a book. Something interesting. >A bit of weaving will keep you busy.>Other (?)
>>38989443>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting. >A bit of weaving will keep you busy.We may have to stay here and weave, but by all means friends, go out and play if you want.
>>38989443>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting.>A bit of weaving will keep you busy.
>>38989443>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting. >A bit of weaving will keep you busy.Weaving needs to be improved as well. Still want to try infusing mana into our silk to see if we can do something with it, but lets wait for the shell to harden before that.
>>38989443>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting.No need for them to be stuck in the house just because we are.>A bit of weaving will keep you busy.
>>38989443>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting. >A bit of weaving will keep you busy.Time to make wolf birthday present? I forget what all was on the list.
>>38989443>A bit of weaving will keep you busy.When in Ellehouse,,,
>>38989443>>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting.>A bit of weaving will keep you busy.
>>38989500>Weaving needs to be improved as well. Still want to try infusing mana into our silk to see if we can do something with it, but lets wait for the shell to harden before that.Enchanting stuff has been attempted already. We suck at it because we can't produce mana and we're not very much educated in magic overall. (innate elemental control doesn't count)
>>38989443>>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting. >>A bit of weaving will keep you busy.
>>38989443>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting.>Find a book. Something interesting
>>38989557Can we draw on the connection we feel when stood on the ground?
>>38988700Elf dislocatable jaws
>>38989606The "connection" stuff would be spiritual and innate control. We do have earth magic, although it's heavily unpracticed. However the ideas for enchanting were something with fire, and we don't have any wizarding skills in that at all, only innate stuff.
Shoo your friends out the door!Make things! Writing!
>>38989443>>People are starting to head out- give your friends some free reign, let them go hunting.>>Mope mope mooooope
>>38989652Eh, still. Earth enchants can be useful, silk as hard as some rare metals would be some of the lightest and hardiest armor ever produced.
>>38989415I will never understand why people think "lewd dust" is some kind of aphrodisiac and not just a fantasy land contraceptive
>>38989738If that is the case, the moths should just become a trading species, theyd be richer than elle when she starts selling.
>>38989769Last time they came out selling dusts, they got enslaved and milked for it.It'd only happen if a lot of world-travelling spiders start happening so that every moth trader could have a good stronk bodyguard.
>>38989415I don't think she'd forget it either.Not to mention she probably wouldn't be able to move for about a week.
>>38989833I wonder how our bust, hips, and flat belly are coming along.I wonder if we will ever use bare middriff styles
>>38989808Silk and contraceptives? That is even more lewd...I like it!
>>38989856Hardly practical in a fight.Maybe when Lyra's skin becomes so hard that wearing armour is just a formality. Given the evolutionary path thus far, it's only a matter of time before swords are breaking on it.
>>38989856Probably more of a hot weather casual wear than a monster fighting thing
>>38989940We spend maybe like, 20% of our time fighting.The bare middriff is for everydaywear.>>38989970Well, we ARE heading to the warmer regions.
>>38989977Thinking about it, it would be our cold weather casual too, we are a firey hot spider lady
>>38990032All-non-precipitation-weather casual.As long as it's not raining, we can rock the bare midriff.
>>38989443>all this talk of clothing changesHey ReQM, absentmindedly making showoffy clothes while weaving when?Now?
>>38990099I don't think Elle is that corruptive an influence
>>38990118well, if it was elle-brand corruption we'd be making a lace corset, not just a rather small top and a skirt.
Your family is already starting to drift out into the village- The brothers have less drifted than escaped, making a beeline for the woods.Sara and your father have excused themselves to practice magic, so something will be exploding shortly. Your mother has disappeared. Aria took her spear and headed out. Maybe to train, maybe to sign up. Really, you're expecting her to be the next one gone after you.Sheszka has been cooped up for long enough, really. It takes a bit of effort- and a bit of argument- but you convince the wolf to head out without you. Really, you just asked her to hunt in the end- pack mentality, maybe? She's more eager to follow orders than she is to take a day off.Nin refuses, but that's hardly a surprise.You set yourself up for weaving, slowly working thread into cloth."You could have gone with them, yes.""No I couldn't. Do you know how fast they are?""Sheszka turns into a giant wolf. You could have ridden her.""What? Have you ever seen her run?"Nin holds up an arm, flipping her wrist up and down."Her whole spine curves, then back again- I'd get thrown off in a second. Also, no seats.""That is a skull.""Yes, seats."She's sitting next to you, and when the conversation breaks, she brings her hands to her mouth, blowing fine strands of silk into her fingerd, where she starts to gather them."That's weird.""Whu-?""The silk, yes."She purses her lips as she cuts off the flow, raising an eyebrow at you."My silk is weird.""It comes out of your mouth.""And you make clothing from your butt.""Spinnerets. Not my butt-""Butt clothing.""What are you wearing right now.""Nooo- What if I grow a spider butt now? What if I'm infected?""That is not a thing."She giggles, returning to her own work, and you lift a fine sheet of silk.You can probably make something.>Wolf clothes as a gift!>Something for yourself. (Suggestions?)>Supplies for your trip. Like a bedroll for someone less spider shaped.>Other (?)
>>38990204>>Wolf clothes as a gift!Let's make clothes that a wolf would wear! As a gift!
>>38990204>>Supplies for your trip. Like a bedroll for someone less spider shaped.
>>38990204>Wolf clothes as a gift!>Something for yourself. (Suggestions?)We should make a skirt and shirt combo for ourselves for the casual times in elfland. I have no idea what we decided to make for shezka.
>>38990204>Wolf clothes as a gift!>Something for yourself. (Suggestions?)Backpack, or general carry bag we can put on our back to store things in.
>>38990204>>Wolf clothes as a gift!And the failed attempts as >Supplies for your trip. Like a bedroll for someone less spider shaped.
>>38990204>Other (?)Wonder aloud to nin about why she still has the ability to make silk, and if this meant she used to be a little silk grub. Like real moths.Are real moths even a thing here?
>>38990204>Wolf clothes as a gift!
>>38990204> Flame retardant wolf clothes, with straps along the sides so that when she transforms, the garments will grow with her.> Nin, tell the blacksmith we would really like some metal. (Trying to haul it back to us will keep her busy most of the afternoon.)
>>38990204>Supplies for your trip. Like a bedroll for someone less spider shaped.Make it so that it can be slung over the side or back of the skull for maximum sleepy friend coverage.
>>38990204>Wolf clothes as a gift!Focus ONLY on the wolf clothes, and make them extra good.
Wolf clothing! Like little puppy shirts, but without all the nightmarish cruelty to animals!1d100, please!
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>38990413time to fail!
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>38990413
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>38990413Haha! Butt presents
Rolled 71 (1d199)>>38990413
>>38990413We're getting Elle to assist once she wakes up right?
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>38990413this should be good
64 and writing!
>>38990204>"That is not a thing."Are you sure?
>>38990644That is not the kind of spider butt I would ever want.
Sheszka deserves something special.So you'll make something. Yourself. You're not particularly good at it. But you are determined.You trace patterns into the sheets of silk with your claws, enjoying the fact that they've hardened enough to slice things again. Not that having knife hands is easy, but not having knife hands is a sort of liability, isn't it? What if a bear came in the door right now?You'd be helpless.Aside from your fangs and stabby legs and claws. And magic. Actually, at this point bears aren't really a threat. Nin is issued orders. You ignore the smarmy queen speech for the sake of needles and thread, and you set yourself to work.At the end, you have a thickset shirt of silk, straps wrapping across it to keep it as tight or loose as needed. Even a few bands on the sleeves, to keep them pulled beneath her gauntlets should she need it. You work a little longer, trimming excess away, fixing up seams. It's almost leaving you with a headache. You don't know how Elle manages this. Or a lot more than this, all things considered. You're not sure what colours to dye it. It's not your spot of expertise, after all. You fold the arms under, flattening it out and laying it next to you. You can be proud of your workmanship. It's allowed. Now you just need other ways to spend your time.>Chat. Chatting is good. Nin can chat good. (About?)>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.>It's been days! Cabin fever!>Other (?)
>>38991272>It's been days! Cabin fever!
>>38991272>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.
>>38991272>>Chat. Chatting is good. Nin can chat good. (About?)>>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.Weave and chat.Chat about if nin has any places she'd like to see in elfland. Also ask her what her take on the whole esmerelda hybernation is.
>>38991272>>Chat. Chatting is good. Nin can chat good. (About?)>>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.
>>38991272>It's been days! Cabin fever!ask Elle for help dyeing the clothes, must be constructive
>>38991272>Chat. Chatting is good. Nin can chat good. (About? Butterflies.)>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.I wonder how long it'll take to watch Nin crack.
>>38991272>Chat. Chatting is good. Nin can chat good. (About?)>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.
>>38991272>Chat. Chatting is good. Nin can chat good. (About?)About plans for the future. We've set the Elf Lands as our first target but what then? Nin's really well read, has she read of any place cool that she wants to visit?>Keep weaving. Just keep on keeping on. Your shell will be good in no time.I'm thinking of skirts/loin cloths we could wear. Something that would hang down between our forelegs.
>>38991272>>It's been days! Cabin fever!
Weaving and conversations and complete sanity!Writing!
Also I love how there is a holy trifecta of three monster quests at once today.
>>38991657Is Snake still using that fucking stupid difficulty level mechanic?
>>38991683Yes but we've been out of combat long enough it doesn't matter and he'll likely change it if people pressure him to without being a dick about it. Hes been trying to get some semblance of a working system and arguably that is the hardest part of quest making.
>>38991683yeah, but everyone seems to have decided to just keep it where it fucking is and don't wiggle the dial.I think it's stupid too.
>>38991683No one has changed it from challenging. I guess they are happy with best of 2 rolls.
>>38991707>>38991703>>38991683Have you people thought to actually bring this up politely in the actual thread, he appears to be a novice QM and likely would modify or change the system if enough people supported such a thing, and its clearly about three-4 people here, in a quest with likely 8-16 regulars.
>>38991683Shit I hope not. That retarded mechanic was the single biggest reason I never got into that quest.
>>38991683>>38991703>>38991707>>38991773What's the problem with it?
>>38991806It greatly cheapens achievement.Personally gave up due to the writing style, not my thing.
>>38991806It's totally unnecessary and just leads to players arguing.It's like... Why would you institute a mechanic that allows your players to kill your quest with stupidity? OH YEAH GUYS LET'S TURN IT UP TO NIGHTMARE MODE and then the quest ends because MC dies, or the quest doesn't end because the difficulty level has NO IMPACT.It's either totally pointless and transparent, or a quest killing mechanic.
>>38991806It's largely unnecessary and its main purpose is "turn it this way to end quest, turn it other way to make quest a cakewalk"
Guys, can we bring this up in RE: Snake quest where its actually relevant and not push a thread that usually goes to saging point anyway further towards autosage? Because Kay has even declared that RE: Snake quest is a parallel but different canon to this quest.
>>38991747Because I don't want to stomp into a perfectly good clubhouse and demand to be accomodated.I figured just staying out of it was the more polite thing.
>>38991886Its clear that at least a half a dozen people agree with you, and many like me are putting up with it because we otherwise enjoy the quest. So long as you aren't a dick about it it should be fine.
Wrote a debate starting coment here >>38991955 any of you guys want to continue this debate go into the actual fucking thread and stop shitting this one up.
>>38991851Ah, those guys. They haven't been around for a couple threads by now (which is about a third of the total quest)
Work is good. Work keeps people sane.Moving your hands, keeping yourself busy, ignoring the fact that you haven't hunted or done anything in days and you're starting to get all trembly but you can't leave the house right now because-Hahaha!You keep your silk moving, weaving sheets without end. Mindless busywork, that's the key. If you can just not think about it, it'll be okay.Why did you think that. You can't not think something once you've started thinking about it. It doesn't work! Idiot!Distractions. Distractions- Perfect."Nin?""Mhm?""Have you thought about leaving?""Huh? I'm not going anywhere.""Not me, yes? I mean- when we get to the elflands. Or the city. Are there places you want to see?""Oh."She leans back, blushing slight, antennae bouncing as she shifts around. "I'm not sure.""No? You read a lot, yes?""Yeah. But some are legends. Or history. There's a whole desert south where there used to be cities.""What happened?""It just... swallowed them up. Growing and growing- People said the gods abandoned them, but when when they were gone it kept getting bigger.""Do you want to see that, then?""Only if we take a lot of water.""I think that would be a given, yes."Hmm. Nin is a moth. What about-"So.""Yes?""What about butterflies?""They're stupid.""Hah?""They're stupid and airheaded, and they have stupid colours and stupid powers and they fly like idiots.""You've met them?""Don't have to.""Uh- They're very different from moths, then?""Of course! They don't have powder, and they look dumb, and they wish they were as good as moths!""I see."You set aside another large sheet of silk. You can make something later. >Ask about other monsters she's read about. >Talk about your own plans. >Just- take a nap, or something. Chill out for a bit.>Other (?)
>>38992129>I did not know you were racist yes
>>38992129>Ask about other monsters she's read about. >Plot your grand escape.
>>38992129>>Ask about other monsters she's read about.If we ever go that far south, we'll have to make a point to meet some of our scorpionbutt cousins.
>>38992129>I did not know you were racist yes>Ask about other monsters she's read about.
>>38992129>>Ask about other monsters she's read about.Nin, you are a racist!>>38991886>Because I don't want to stomp into a perfectly good clubhouse and demand to be accomodated.And you express that by complaining in a different quest altogether that doesn't have anything to do with the matter at hand.Right.
>>38992129>Ask about other monsters she's read about.Like giant polar ticks?
>>38992129>>Just- take a nap, or something. Chill out for a bit.>complain that chilling out is hard and stressful
>>38992129>Ask about other monsters she's read about.
>>38992212Thats fucking terrifying.
>>38992129>Ask about other monsters she's read about.>Nin you cant judge what you havent met, I say this as a giant spider yes.
>>38992296>>Nin you cant judge what you havent met, I say this as a giant spider yes.But Lyra, you eat bears on sight.
>>38992336Hey.We only eat bears if they attack us.Which they do on sight.
>>38992336They started it, yes.
>>38992212How on earth do those things find enough blood to survive in the arctic tundra? Do they feed on beached whales or something?
>>38992129>Ask about other monsters she's read about.>Stop being racist Nin
You repress something of a giggle at the puffed up fluffy insect, reaching out and snagging her arm when she goes to sit down with a huff."Hey-"Her complaints die in her throat, replaced with a pleased little noise as you drag her into your 'lap', stroking her hair and antennae with slow, sure movements. "NNnn-""Do not be like that, yes? If you want to dislike someone, do it after you've met them. And found a reason to dislike them.""Mm. But moths and butterflies-""I am talking about Nin and other people, yes."She leans back a little, her wings brushing against you, and you keep petting her, letting her guide your hands by turning her head.She does like your attention focused on her antennae."I can try. Maybe.""That's fine." You stay close, moving your hands while you talk."Tell me about other monsters, then.""Other monsters?""Well, ah- Who lives in your desert, yes?""Uh. Weird plant people. And fire people. And some kind of demon? They have horns. I think they're just lords. And spiders. And bigger spiders, but with claws? And a tail. There was a drawing. It looked sharp.""Scorpions?""Yes! But they're arachne.""Huh. And plant people and fire people?""The plant people grow flowers in their hair, I think. And they're sharp so other monsters won't eat them. And the fire people- I don't know what they are. The book said they wore fire, and danced in the desert sun.""I have no idea. What else""In the oceans- There's so many, you know? People fish fish bodies and people who are fish and-"_________________________________________________________You sit and chat for a long while, Nin excitedly spinning the stories she's read, trying to describe monsters without their names as best she can. Fantasy knowledge goes a ways to keeping you up to date, but really, there's so much you don't know.
>>38992872It's growing dark when your friends arrive back, Sheszka in her wolf shape, dragging bears. There isn't much breeze outside. Maybe it's safe?>Check your shell. It's probably done, right?>Fire pit under the moonlight!>You can probably dismantle a bear in the kitchen.>Other (?)I need to step out for a bit, voting ends at 10.
>>38992890>>You can probably dismantle a bear in the kitchen.
We should make a dress to cover our gigantic ass, and our legs so we can pretend to be a normal elf.
>>38992890>>Check your shell. It's probably done, right?
>>38992890>>You can probably dismantle a bear in the kitchenprobably....
>>38992890>Check your shell. It's probably done, right?>Fire pit under the moonlight!Sounds like a great idea.
>>38992890>>You can probably dismantle a bear in the kitchen.BEARS HELL YEAH! I'm glad she thought of our preferences.
>>38992890>You can probably dismantle a bear in the kitchen.
>>38992872Heh.Cactus people. Probably seeking hugs.
>>38992890>Check your shell. It's probably done, right?>Fire pit under the moonlight!
>>38992890> Put on the sun dress Elle made for us to keep the weather off> Drape a blanket over the spider but for a long skirt> Stone may be easy to clean, but for the love of god, butcher the bears outside
>>38992890>Check your shell. It's probably done, right?>>Fire pit under the moonlight!it's just like a camping trip in your back, like you never had as a kid in your old life.
>>38992974It's ok, we can just fold a thin layer of stone over the bloody surface. And keep doing that every time we butcher an animal.Eventually, the floor will have stone and blood rings like a tree and some future monster archeologist will have a hell of time figuring out what the hell happened there.
>>38992890>Fire pit under the moonlight!Out door BBQ with the family. We should send someone to the tavern to order drinks for everyone. Mom wouldn't object to a barrel of light cider shared between us right? With our collective body mass getting drunk wouldn't be an option even if we tried.
>>38992944Yes. Because normal elves have eight eyes and chitinous arms.
>>38992890>>Check your shell. It's probably done, right?>>Fire pit under the moonlight!I honestly wonder if there are going to be any bears left in the forest by the time we're done.
>>38993099And fangs, don't forget the fangs.
>>38993099Yeah, Lann clearly isn't expressing much of her Elven heritage.
>>38993205Anon, you're missing the joke. See, he's sarcastically pointing out traits that elves do not have, but since we've established they have fangs, you cannot put them there.
>>38992890>>Fire pit under the moonlight!then>oh god my shell is not developed this wind tickles AAAAAH
>>38993261>>38993099>>38992944we need gloves and a headband to go with the giant dress.
Kind of hope we get a moon shaped coloration or mark on our shell for being out in moonlight while its hardening.
>>38993252>>38993099Dad must have some human in him.
>>38993389No, elves are just gender dimorphic.
>>38993365Fighting bears by moonlightWinning elves by daylightNever running from a real fightShe is the one named Spider Moon!
>>38993365I don't. Our visual design is already really busy.
>>38993365I think thats kind of a cop-out for a transformation, normally we do something noteworthy to earn changes.
Outside it is!Back and writing!
It would... probably be for the best if you didn't slaughter animals weighing near a ton inside your sister's house. If only so you didn't have to mop up all the blood. And the smell.An experimental prodding of your arm results in no dimpling- Your shell is still sensitive, but you are no longer in danger of being weirdly shaped by accident. Which is good. Your opt for some clothes with better coverage, pulling the summer dress Elle made for you over your head. No sleeves, but if you're going to be arm deep in a dead bear, that's a definite plus, right?Even the light breeze outside tickles you ever so slightly. Your friends are all smiles, helping where they can, reassuring themselves that their spot on your butt is still their own. Nin is quiet, though she can't keep a smile off her face. Ezzy manages to pull herself from her torpor at the sharp scent of blood- rubbing her eyes and coiling higher as she tries to reassemble events in her brain. "Mmm- was I... flying?""No? Aria put you on her head when I shed my shell, I think?""I don't remember.""That is fine, yes? People tend to not remember sleeping."She nods, mostly to herself. When you hand her a chunk of meat, she chews at it daintily, rather than slugging the entire cube back all at once.She still finishes it easily, though. You build yourself a cheery firepit, roasting bear as light dwindles- Your family arrives in twos, except for Elle.Apparently she had her first day on the job. She's talking excitedly with Sara about the caravan set to arrive in town- Buying and selling and trading and bartering.She's enjoying things other than sewing.
>>38994114Your brothers have apparently tied for the day, much to their mutual disappointment. Your father's hands are a flurry of motion as he talks to your mother, his face alight as he tries to describe magic to her. Aria looks like a zombie, tearing free meat and devouring it steadily, rocking back and forth, as though she might pitch into sleep at any moment.You look up, to the stars spinning slowly overhead.They'll be different elsewhere, won't they? You can feel the slow burn of excitement building.It won't be long now.
>>38994156>And I'll call it there for the day!>Sorry for the sedate thread- We'll pick up monday, around 230-3PM EST>Comments, questions, concerns, answered in thread!
>>38994199Aw, thanks for running.Are we going to ship ezzy back to her hometown? This hibernation worries me.
>>38994199Thanks for running.>>38994248We could probably just do a small excursion for the winter and come back in spring to pick her up again.
>>38994199Thanks for running REQM, looking forward to some action next time.
>>38994248>>38994287>>38994306Thanks for playing!>>38994248Plans were made to check with the village before you left.
>>38994287that's my planning. Be back home by the time festival occurs.
>>38994199Thanks for running. You're a pretty fun QM.