As far as plans go, it certainly wasn't your finest.It worked. Technically. The plan successfully completed the objectives you had outlined for it. It's the side effects you disagreed with.Nin isn't crying anymore- Check. Nin is happy- Check.Nin got to spend time with family, and share stories- Check.All of Nin's stories were about you- X.Nin's family and most of the moths are now throwing a party with the two of you at the centre- Why is this happening?Not to mention that your diet and theirs is entirely incompatible.You tried her leaves once. They taste gross, and you'd have to eat a tree to fill yourself anyway.The drinks are nice though. They're even carbonated! And a little sweet!It's as close to pop you've gotten since you were born.Of course, the prior things mean it's probably alcoholic. But for the time being, the party isn't bothering you too much, and you're happy and a little warm.>Okay, yeah, this is definitely alchohol. >Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth. >Escape! Flee the village!>Other (?)
>>39281335Announcements: 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
>>39281335>Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth. What could possibly go wrong?
>>39281335>Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth.
>>39281335>>Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth.If this is actually alcohol we will make them regret this forever.Also HELL YEAH SPIDERQUEST
>>39281335>>Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth.This can only end well. inb4 we somehow wake up in lanas room again, despite being miles away
>>39281335>carbonated drinks>Other (?)Accost a moth and batman-style interrogate them until they tell you where they got carbonated beverages.
>>39281335>Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth. Fun! Regrets! More fun! Adventures you won't remember!
>>39281335Moths a bully
>>39281335>Moths are drinking it. So it has to be light, right? You can drink way more than a moth.>>39281406>inb4 we somehow wake up in lanas room again, despite being miles awayWhen Mom finds out an adventurer has had her drunk daughter in bed, multiple times, what do you think will happen?
>>39281517She gives Lann the sex talk too?
>>39281517>When Mom finds out an adventurer has had her drunk daughter in bed, multiple times, what do you think will happen?She will throw herself out of the nearest window yelling "But its too soon!!!"Also, I'm pretty sure she alreay knew that.
Drinking? Drinking!Writing!>>39281511Very Nice.
So we wake up with a blushing and stuttering and thoroughly molested Nin held in our arms right?
>drinking>not interrogating mothsAw.Awwww.This is our chance. Our moment.
>>39281714Get out of here, Nin.The spiderbutt is too young for you to lewd.
>>39281714>So we wake up blushing and stuttering and thoroughly molested held in Nins arms right?FTFY
Also what ever happened to the mothia dude?
>>39281714God I hope so.Not even a Mothwaifu. Just want to see what she does.Such as make no noise other than squeaks for the next week or so.
>>39281740I just had a mental flash of Lyra tied up in her own web with Nin hovering over her and whispering to Lyra that she wants the spidereggs.
>>39281739Actually it would be Nin who is too young to lewd, Lyra is 28. Even with her being somehwat influenced by her younger body, she still can't be said to not be capable of consent in the sense of a minor.
>>39281762Is this one of those "She looks 13, but she's really a 700 year old vampire" arguments?Because if so, carry on.
>>39281774Lyra actually looks more like ~17. Possibly more.
>>39281790Ragyo pls leave.Lyra-Satsuki is still too young for you to molest, I mean, I know that won't stop you, but still.
>>39281816>Ragyo pls leave....Wat?
>all these people going on about lewds>nobody is joining me in the cause of discovering the legendary sodafieldsBah humbug.
>>39281816>Lyra-Satsuki is still too young for you to molestSatsukis age was probably the least creepy thing about what Ragyo did with her.And I have no idea where this Ragyo thing even comes from now.
>>39281837The Sternest Face.Lyra possesses it.Come on man, you new to this quest? It's a joke.
>>39281852I'm sorry I arrived too late anon
>>39281861Yeah I got the Lyra=Satsuki connection, but that doesn't explain where the Ragyo thing came from.At all.Ragyo was always asociated with Elle, for obvious reasons, not Nin.
>>39281852We can ask that later tomorrow. When we'll actually remember what they say.Plus its pretty clearly dust-related.
>>39281868I miss soda.And chocolate.
>>39281885chocolate is easier to acquire than soda in all likelyhood, but it would likely be in the warm, bitter, alcoholic beverage form as opposed to the modern candy form.
>>39281883>dust relatedNin can't escape after we discover this.
>>39281880Nin is certainly lewd enough to be Ragyo.But Elle is all CLOTHES ARE MY ALIEN TENTACLE GOD WAIFU, which is Ragyo.
You're a spider, right?Yeah, you've got the legs for it.And eyes, and arms and fangs and the whole giant spiderbutt. Is it magnetic?No, that'd mean metals, right? Biologically magnetic? Some sort of pheromone?Specifically, you're wondering why you're buried beneath people. Moths, in this case. And Jin, because you'd need a crowbar and an immunity to fire, claws, and starlight to remove her.Someone hands you another cup, taking away yours- Oh, you already finished that one? Well, that's fine, isn't it?Definitely, definitely.But there's one thing- One overriding, overpowering thought slowly swallowing up more and more of your concious mind-Your drink is fizzy.And you like fizzy drinks, very much. You will, in fact, invent toothbrushes and toothpaste and godsdamn dental care if you have to- But you will have your fizzy drinks.Someone is making this stuff. So you just have to find who, and then ask them questions.Oh, drink-moth is back. You finished it again? Are the cups small, or are you just a giant spider? You grab the server lightly by the elbow- Stealing their attention, and steadying their arm so they don't drop what they're carrying. Forcing your brain to work sentences out is a little harder, but you can manage."Hello. Yes. I am Lyra?""Hello?"You nod."Um. Wait. Yes. How do you make this?""Make what?""The drinks! Yes. The fizzy. I want the fizzy drinks.""The cider?"
>>39281837Swiggity Swooty she's coming for that booty.Best parent in anime. Even better than Gendo Ikari.
>>39281913You look to your cup. Bubbles. You take a sip, then a bigger one, letting it buzz and fizz in your mouth as you swallow. Cider is- Not beer? Close? No, you think it was fruit. "Fruit?""Yes! It's pressed and then covered, and then set.""That sounds very simple, yes?""It's a bit more complicated. And we cheat with dust, just a little."You nod, swaying a bit."Okay. Yes. Thank you, Miss moth."The little server giggles at you, then swaps your now empty cup for a fresh one. It's good. The moths seem to be slowing down with the drinking, though. Lightweights! You knew it!>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!>Other (?)
>>39281931>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...drink more>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?
>>39281931>>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...enough drunkenness for one day, little spider.>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!Get stories!
>>39281931>>>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?>>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...>>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!
>>39281931>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!
>>39281931>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?
>>39281931>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...
>>39281931>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?Nin, you have to be there for the stories. It'll be fun.
>>39281931>"It's a bit more complicated. And we cheat with dust, just a little."I will have you know the Mothia have a patent REQM, We will see your moths in court!
>>39281931>OtherDrink all the cider
>>39281931>>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!Stories!
>>39281931>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!Tell us the secrets of moth kind!
>>39281931>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!
>>39281883>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!Also,>>39281931>we cheat with dustCalled it.
>>39281931>Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then?
SO this is how Nin wins Lyra's heart forever.She becomes Lyra's personal brewery/still/bartender.Because Lyra is obviously going to become a lush.
>>39281931>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...They cheat with dust apparently. Sneaky Moths. They're resistant to their own dust, while it hits other races like paint thinner! >Nin told stories, but you didn't get any back. Demand stories! Moth Stories!Yay, Moth stories!
>>39282043If she is going to deal with the moth forever she'll have to be
>>39282050Reminds me of my own marriage.
>>39282074>ib4 Nin lured us into this festival to get us drunk and force us into a shotgun marriage
>>39282043Nin will love it, because obviously drunk Lyra is adorable, and affectionate.
>>39281931>You're drunk? You're probably drunk. You should just finish this glass and then you can put it down...>Where'd Nin go? She was on your shoulders before the drinking, and then? Nin found a moth boy for the evening and she didn't tell us Muahahaha
>>39282050Please.Nin is the sort of girl who'd crouch down and hide her face if you whispered 'I love you' in her ear.There would still be teasing, but I think she'd be too happy to really give it her all.Unless she was aiming for punishment that night.
>>39282088>force us into a shotgun marriage>Implying we didn't go into this knowing this would be the result
>>39282094And breaks peoples legs. But you know, giant spider, its a constant risk.Now I really want to know what sort of drunk Lyra is when we get her coffee.
>>39281970>A Canadian Spider sits in the court room, waiting for his accusers to arrive.>The Judge is looking impatient. The prosecution are already 20 minutes late.>"If they don't get here in 5 minutes I'm ruling in favour of the defendant and dismissing the case.">They never turn up and a Spider leaves the court room with his head held high.>Later that day, the Judge learned someone lit a bonfire at the end of the street, a hundred yards from the court house.>Entranced Moths are circling it.>"So that's why they never turned up."
>>39282162...fuck, that made me realize that Nin would prolly be into candleplay.
6 For drinking, 11 for Moths, 9 for stories!Writing!
>>39282205Thats was a, random thought you had there anon.Probably true though.
>>39282205Lyra wouldn't mind. The heat wouldn't bother her. Just keep the Wax off Nin. It would damage her wings and complexion
>>39282205It gets even Lewder when you factor in Lyra's exoskeleton, and it's shiny.Like, imagine you were giving your car a good ol' wax treatment when you realized the car was alive and was lewd.
I'm afraid the lewd disease has overtaken this quest.
>>39282205I think she would enjoy the wrong part though, be too distracted by the light to notice the wax
>>39282205>>39282236>>39282245>>39282265Wouldn't Nin be jealous of us playing with a Bee's wax candle?
>>39282294Yes. She'd have to dust her to convince it's a better toy.
>>39282282>"Doctor how bad is it?">"Anon, I'm afraid you have terminal Lewdness Disease"
>>39282294Bee's wax is really expensive, I doubt the majority of candles here are made with it.
>>39282330/tg/ has been lewder then normal lately what with that morse code airplane lewd last night and wax lewd today
>>39282282Saturdays tend to be a low point for RE:MQ anyway.
>>39282359>morse code airplane lewdexplain?
>>39282378Some one wrote a lewd about Airbus-kun and f15-chan and posted it in morse Code
>>39282359We were probably doomed the minute the guy came through with the smut, really
>>39282287>Nin trying candle play with Lyra only to get distracted by the light reflecting from her long spider legs
>>39282407This guy is right, which is why you all should be thanking me for never delivering!
>>39282407Not sure what you mean, we hardly got more lewd since then than we had before.We always had periodic outbreaks of lewd disease.
>>39282447I need a good picture of a "bring out your dead" cart full of anime waifus.
>>39282265I'm still waiting for Lyra to get a good polishing of her spiderbutt again.
>>39282436You aren't the one I'm talking about. Or even the one who delivered.>>39282447http://pastebin.com/21Ar7sJY is what I'm referring too. But yes, we've had lewdness since forever.
>>39282406>Some one wrote a lewd about Airbus-kun and f15-chan and posted it in morse CodeAh this is truly a magical place, I love how delightfully weird threads can get
>>39282406SEE HUEHUEHUE THIS IS THE KIND OF SHIT WE WANTED YOU TO DO BUT YOU FAILED
>>39282495It is very nice smut though.
>>39282495I need more of this.Give her the magical ovipositor Lyra.
>>39282495One week. One goddamn week until I'm free to lewd the moth with pictures.
>>39282747I implore you to impress upon us greater detail.
>>39282495In slightly related Lewd news.Last night I had a small fever dream of Yandere Simulator: Nin Edition, with Lyra as the Spiderbutt Senpai.
You stagger to your feet, carrying a not insignificant pile of moths with you.Sheszka is snoring against the tree. And Tiny snake had a few sips, then immediately passed out. Or went back to sleep. She's breathing deeply, and isn't too hot or anything. Jin drank and glared at anyone who got too close to her eye socket, but she's since fallen asleep, cheeks red with, y'know. Alcohol.Now, where's Nin?People greet you, or slap your legs or skull as you go by, everyone smiling and laughing.And you're smiling and laughing and greeting people back. Though you don't know anyones names.Also, is slapping your shell rude? It's sort of your butt, isn't it? Is that a thing? Is everyone grabbing your ass?You remind yourself that your butt is a spider, and that this line of thought is idiotic to the point of self-destruction, then continue your search.Oh, there we go!Nin is sitting next to her sister, sipping carefully at her drink, whispering and blushing- and getting that much redder as you march up, covered in probably unconscious monsters."Nin!""Oh- Um. Lyra- You- Oh. How much have you drank?"You stop, trying to consider it, glancing to the empty cup in your hand. "They were very fizzy.""They're cider.""Yes. I asked. I like fizzy drinks."She giggles a bit, and starts to say something else- But you've already grabbed her, spinning her around and hugging her against you as she squeals.You settle down next to her sister, who is, for whatever reason, grinning at you like a madman.What is she smiling about, anyway?"L-lyraaa!"Oh, your hand is already in her hair. She's soft. Hair and antennae and fluff and everything."You're soft, yes."
>>39282747Please don't limit yourself only to the worst choice.
>>39282938She makes something like a 'peep' noise, and you continue running your hand through her hair."This is nice, yes? I couldn't feel through my chitin when it was broken. But now it is fine."She squirms a little in your grasp- not so much escaping as trying to get more comfortable.That's good. This is good.You yawn, mouth wide, fangs hanging in the open, cracking your jaw left and right as your eyes start to droop."Mmm. Hey. Rie, yes? Rie.""Mhmmmm?""Nin told everyone stories, yes? So she gets stories. We get stories. Tell me a story, yes?"She giggles a bit, shifting around to take a seat in front of the two of you."A long, long time ago-"You can barely stay awake, floating back and forth to the sound of her voice."- and though the cold came, no snow fell from above. So one brave moth-"You don't need to keep your eyes open, yes? You're a big spider. You just need to rest them for a little while..."- Flying higher than the clouds, wings letting cool, white dust fall all across the land, saving the seasons...">Dream of Webs>Dream of a Buzzing Tide>Dream of Ears and Golden>Other (?)
>>39282968>Dream of Webs>Dream of a Buzzing Tide>Dream of Ears and GoldenWET DREAM ORGY TIME
>>39282968>>Dream of Webs
>>39282968>Other (?)Dream of bones.
>>39282968>Dream of Webs
>>39282968>Other (?)>Dream of SpaceOr moths
>>39282968>Dream of Ears and Golden
>>39282968>>Dream of Webswebs are still the best.
>>39282968>Other>Dream of the Throne>Dammit Nin, get out of my dreams
>>39282968>Other (?)Dream of Fire Safety Bears
>>39282968>Dream of Webs>>39282947>>39282774 Class projects stand between me and painting Nin in shibari. It is an annoyance.
>>39282968>>Other (?)Dream of spider panties and wake up screaming
>>39282968>Dream of WebsAnd Moths caught in them
>>39282968>Dream of Webs>Dream of a Buzzing TideBees in a web...real ones?
>>39283079spider panties is a good dream.
>>39282938He. Rie ships it just like me.
>>39283075Or Lyra in shibari, with Nin giving her a wax job while wearing dominatrix gear with her puffed up fur collar
>>39282938>>39282968Okay, the subtext is pretty much just text at this point.
>>39283159Lyra will deny it until it is bolded unlined supertext surrounded by spiders and moths kissing
>>39282968>Dream of WebsWake up and find we have sleep webbed everything.
>>39282968>>Other (?)dream of your previous life
>>39283206>Wake up and find we have sleep webbed our sheets
>More dream sequences
>>39283249then realize we didn't go to bed with sheets so we must of made them out of webs and then webbed them up more for some reason.
>>39283123That is...kinda hot, but now i must figure out how to shibari the spider half
>>39283294>wonder where the townsmoths went>bedspread starts squirming
>>39283309Like a rodeo, or just go spread-eagle-spider.Whichever is lewder.
>>39283311>go to open bedspread>it's just more webs
Webs and writing.
I kinda just want to go adventuring without lewd.
>>39283349Partial spread eagle? each leg tied under itself, keeps her off the ground just enough
>>39283381Me too.I'm going to continue weathering the lewdness disease, in the firm belief lyra will ignore all advances.
>>39283361This went from humor to horror very quickly.
>>39283381I will admit, lewd is not really something i like in a quest, theres enough with it already, and admittedly, Im getting slightly bored of lesbian protagonists.
>>39283381>>39283399Third guy in the same boat.Kind of getting dull as a joke now.
>>39283381Don't see your problem, no lewd in the quest, its not really infringing on any adventure writing-time. So there isn't any problem here, people can talk around the quest whatever they want, its not even as if we have more lewd talk than adventure talk.
>>39283415Eh, same, but I can live with it, partially because I'm a hardcore lore junkie and mainly care to see fluff and back story over actual plot writing, which gives me an amazing tolerance to waifu warring, not even PGQ was able to infuriate me away, I mainly was following the world setting and reading for content when everyone was fighting over who to hold hands with.
>>39283399Chances are it'll let up once it happens.
>>39283415There is a reason most female protagonists have female love interests.And the reason is that 99% of romanceable male characters are boring to the point that it becomes depressing.
>>39283456Muh kindred spirit.
>>39283381I think the thing with Nin is pretty cute and I severly doubt its ever going to come to a point where it would take over the quest or anything, its pretty much a side-plot thing.
>>39283415First I apologize for the horrendous abuse of commas, then i correct that to lesbian PCs. Nin being a lesbian doesnt bother me, but i cant seem to find a single hetero female protagonist here. I blame time zones.
>>39283457depends on what you mean by "happens">>39283462In this case there's not even been a male interest yet, since its all pre adventure.
>>39283457It didn't for psion quest, sorceress quest, PGQ (that was just general shit though), and a few other quests I'm too lazy to remember the names of. >>39283474Eh, I get as shitty as the rest of you do when it comes to dumb decision making, QM shaming, and everything else, I just don't get as into the waifu warring.
>>39283406could go further and say that even after webbing everything she isn't hungry. Gosh it's so weird that I can't find anyone in the town
>>39283490Nevertheless, I'd prefer interesting lesbian love interests over forcing a boring male love interest because some guys are tired of the yuri.
>>39283488There are a couple. Endless Sky Ace Combat for example. I think Magical Green Lantern.
>>39283488You must have some horrible luck then, because they aren't even anywhere near the majority. I wonder if anyone ever kept that Female QMC sexuality chart updated. Last time I saw it, it was nearly an even three way split between hetero, lesbian, and none/unknown.
>>39283490>since its all pre adventureWe are pretty deep in the adventuring, braving a ancient forest to seek out a hidden race of healers is adventure in my eyes.
>>39283538And i would prefer the forced lewding stop and who ever comes out naturally as being fine. again, not even been a male interest yet, so its early speculation.
>>39283488>Implying there are any interesting male characters in this quest who aren't dadI waifu/husbando the character I find most appealing, with no bias towards gender.I like Nin.
>>39283488Minotauress quest, just a one new one from the top of my head.No need to thank me.
>>39283569Nin is best husbando.And she is a husbando, even if she is the bottom in the relationship, and a girl.
>>39283490We're in thread 93, and still in the prologue.Is it any surprise that people have already established and fortified their waifu camps? If anything, blame REQM for not introducing any viable male characters for people to husbando. In absence of choice, it seems most people have already made up their mind.I'm okay with it, I guess.
While we wait, question to debate: Should Lyra mention the whole remembering prior incarnation deal before heading off to ADVENTURE! with a caravan, or do we want to keep that a secret? And if we do tell, who do we tell? It's clearly not something we want John Villager to know.
>>39283614>and still in the prologueWe are really not. We left the prologue when we went into town for the first time.At the very latest when we came back from the wendigo.
>>39283630let's just keep a lid on it until someone asks.
>>39283630>or do we want to keep that a secret?I see no reason to bring it up, nothing but misery would come off it, and its really not important anymore.So unless something makes it come up, I would not talk about it.
>>39283630It has literally zero relevance to ANYTHING at all anymore.Maybe if when we run into a fucking Demon that brings it up in battle, it'll become relevant, before that, it's a non-issue.It just isn't important to anyone even more, Lyra especially.
>>39283551>Person gravitates towards and mainly plays yuri quests or quests that lean towards the yuris>They eventually get sick of it>Keep playing the same quests>Instead of finding quests to satisfy their cravings, they demand that the ones they're playing change to do so.It'd be funny if it wasn't so tragic.
>>39283630FUCKING POINTLESS.Never mention it.
>>39283679>Maybe if when we run into a fucking Demon that brings it up in battleI know fuck all about the LNs or most of the setting. Are demons actually things and why would our past life be relevant in an encounter with one?
>Haha, time for spiderbutts :D>Nothing but waifu autismI have no reaction image for what I feel right now.
>>39283614Eh. I just find it really fricken dull personally. I just want shit to get going.Its hard to find great interest in a quest when people force it into variant no.43 waifu sperging or insist in constant lewd etc.Been reading so far because i usually ignore it and the mechanics/ideas are cool. probably drop the quest if it manages to enter the main storyline significantly, it would be too cringe-y to read.
>>39283488Hellborn Quest. Great lore, great dialogue, hilarious husbando wars
>>39283708If Demons are a thing, which they probably are because Gods and Demi-Gods are things, then they are probably assholes, and maybe one that deals in Souls could tell that our soul is older than our body or some other bullshit.Lyra's life as Sarah...isn't worth the sorrow of remembering it, not really, only tears line that road, for either Lyra or everyone around her.
>>39283630Nothing to be had from talking about it, and even trying to tell someone would be absurdly awkward, considering we first need to convince them we didn't hit our head.
Everything is dark.No, wait- Almost everything is dark. You're kind of glowy- The red-yellow-white of your legs slowing sliding and changing, casting shifting patterns into the gloom of... wherever you are.There's a few things you can see, though.It's a bit misty, to start. And you're standing on a web, gleaming silver in the dark. And there's a moon somewhere far above you, and below you- A planet, continents cloaked by the swirling clouds.You take a cautious step forwards, the web plucking beneath your feet, vibrating out into the space around you.Oh.The web isn't gleaming or glowing. Not truly. It's reflecting the light of stars, each neatly knit into its silk.You're alone here, though you can't seem to make up your mind whether it's cool or warm. Just very strange. Goosebumps across your neck and all that. You're standing over a shining ball of silver light- a star tucked into the web stretching in every direction. You reach down-"You shouldn't touch that, deary. No telling what it might do, yes?"You snap up, glancing around for the voice- Old, small, hissing and clicking. Another arachne? Where are-"There you are. Thank you for that, yes."Down. There, on the web.A single silver spider, maybe the size of your fingertip, crawling across the web.You blink, staring."Oh, that won't do you any good. Give me a hand, dear. My legs aren't quite what they used to be."She crawls into your outstretched palm, cupped before you."Were your legs bigger before?""Kaha! Very kind, dear. I'm quite old, yes. Forwards, now. I have a ways to go, if you don't mind."Your legs obey without a thought, smoothly gliding across the massive web, each step drawing you past stars, around the floating world below."Where am I?""This is the web, dear. Or the weave, or the rivers, or the walking stones. It tries to accommodate, yes.""It... doesn't look like this?""It doesn't look like anything, deary."
>>39283721Well, then we're in a king of agreement.Slice of life is cool, but I would like to actually get the adventure underway now.
>>39283799"What is it, then? Why am I here? Where are my friends?"There's the edge of panic starting to creep into your voice, breaking through the unnatural peace of the silver and black world you're walking through."One at a time, if you please. You aren't really here. Just got a little lost while dreaming, yes? Your friends are asleep. Right where you are. On top of you, specifically. It makes them very hard to misplace, I imagine.""But what is this?""Fate, I suppose.""Then why am I-""You haven't a place in it, of course.">Oh.>Because I'm not really from here?>That can't be right!>Other (?)
>>39283821>Because I'm not really from here?
>>39283821>>Oh.>Other (?)Well, that's not much of a problem. Who needs fate?
>>39283821>>Other (?)Is that why the wendaigo got mad?
>>39283630The only real relevenace it has is lyra having knowledge of modern sciences and their applications, some of which is less amazing due to magic.
>>39283821>Because I'm not really from here?>That can't be right!
>>39283851He didn't get mad, he got interested and exasperated.
>>39283821>Other (?)That an arachne thing or a me thing?
>>39283821>otherWho are you?We have discovered the world wide web
>>39283821>Oh."I guess i get to weave my own then?"
>>39283880Spiders, Weaving the world wide web in their image since the dawn of time.
>>39283821>>Oh.>>Because I'm not really from here?
>>39283821>Oh.>Because I'm not really from here?Because we can change fate? I mean, i reincarnation is a thing, that wouldnt necessarily mean we are foreign.
>>39283821>>Oh.>>Other (?)Is she all alone?
>The world is like an RPG>Fate is called "The Web"Cheeky m8
>>39283821>Other (?)"Oh, I suppose that matches a few things the Wendigo said. It's good, I think. Fate sounds boring. I want to make things happen on my own, yes. Make my own destiny, yes. With my friends too, of course."
>>39283922>Because we can change fate?That is universal to arachne.
>>39283942That has got to be the best racial feature possible.
>>39283903>>39283929She's a lurker in the web of life. Lyra gets shit done, and Nin tries to force the "Lyra delivers" meme until it turns into shitposting.
>>39283821>Oh.>Because I'm not really from here?
>>39283937>>39283998It doesn't actually match anything the wendigo said, he never said anything about Lyra not having a place in fate, he only talked about the arachne tendency to mess up prophecies, which she isn't talking about.
Wendigos and reincarnation and a hundred million questions-Writing!
>>39283821>Because I'm not really from here?Depression time
I hope if we go with a caravan we can find one that plans to do some hunting/adventuring on the way, and not just merchants that want to get safely down the road.Lyra would die of boredom if she can't go on any adventures during the entire trip because she needs to be around to guard the caravan.
>>39284041>never said anything about Lyra not having a place in fate>only talked about the arachne tendency to mess up propheciesYou can't see the connection there? I didn't say the spider literally quoted the wendigo, just that some things matched up.
Reincarnated or not, Lyra was still born of this world through her mother, being reincarnated is probably not going to have any effect on the strands of fate. being an arachnae that seems to be like the old queen is much more likely.
>>39284430>You can't see the connection there?Because there isn't one? Unless you mean to imply that all arachne are reincarnated like Lyra.
>>39284464Sarah was a mind-scrubbed reincarnate of the Spider Queen, and Lyra is the reincarnation of Sarah.
>>39284508>REQM erases notes.
>>39284508>Nin was right all along.
>>39284508Nin must never find out.
>>39284505>>39284430Come to think of it, its not 'impossible' that is the case and the reason for why Arachne have that reputation.I don't think its the case though.>>39284508May I say that I dislike "You are special because you are descendant/reincarnation of a special person"-plots?
You know what they say; the best rulers are the ones who do not wish to rule.
>>39284610No, you may not, because you are bad.
>>39284620No one says that, those people make shitty rulers.
>>39284334The caravan stops at a small village for a day. Lyra and Co inform the others that they are going hunting and will be back by sun down.When it is almost sun down, the trees in the forest begin shaking and a huge monster bursts out. The guards hurriedly grab weapons and armour, panicked by the monsters sudden appearance.As they draw closer, they can hear a voice saying'Ah, you have come to help me carry this, yes? It is a bit heavy'They then realise that the monster is dead and it tis being carried by Lyra.A few hours later and all that remains of the beast is some bones. Some of the guards are suffering stomach aches due to eating too much. However, Lyra comments on how the next time she goes hunting, she will have to find something that will last longer than one meal...
>>39284508That or she was the last arachne to remember her pervious life.And she was also Jean d'Arc.
>>39284505The Wendigo mutters about Spiders messing up the prophecies again and now someone says we're not a part of fate. Two comments that clearly have something in common. Either you're being deliberately obtuse, or you're just a bit thick.
>>39284610The Wheel cares not Rand Al' Thor.
>>39284652>Either you're being deliberately obtuse, or you're just a bit thick.The problem is you are making a connection between a general race wide trait "Arachne muck up prophecies" and a individual trait "Lyra dosn't have a place in fate because she isn't from this world". There is nothing connecting Lyras individual oddity with the race wide attribute of the arachne, because ALL arachne have this trait, and its very unlikely ALL arachne lack a place in fate because then it wouldn't be worth pointing out to Lyra in particular.
>>39284652>Two comments that clearly have something in common.Not im, but, they don't?You might mean to say they have a connection, and I don't see it either. Unless >>39284505>Unless you mean to imply that all arachne are reincarnated like Lyra.
The only spiderbutt that explicitly fucked up a prophecy was the Queen, Wendigo live a real god damn long time, and old people take a one time deal as a constant annoyance.
>>39284730and all americans are fat and all germans nazi'sStrangely enough, not all individuals have to share a trait for others to label the entire group.
>>39284810Both from REQM and the wendigo we know that Arachne as a race had that reputation among he wendigo.
>>39284730>The problem is you are making a connection between a general race wide traitNo, I'm not.In fact, the Wendigo never said that either. He never said it was something ALL spiders did all the time.He seemed to be referencing the Spider Queen.
"Oh."You keep moving, though it feels like a weight is growing in your stomach."Is it- Is it because I'm not really-"The little spider clicks loudly, drawing your gaze back to your hands, where she's waving her little limbs in the air."Here, right here please. Next to the orb, yes.""Mhm.""And don't be silly, dear. Souls don't come from nowhere, you know. That you kept all the bits that made you you- That's a bit uncommon, but it happens.""But you said- The wendigo said something like that too, didn't he?"She chuckles a bit, which amounts to a dry sort of clattering noise as her fangs clap together."Oh, the wendigo. Poor dears. They've made a big mess of themselves you know?""No?""They keep trying to live their lives based on fate. That's not how fate works, darling.""What do yo mean, yes?""They think that fate is... a river, I suppose. or a few rivers. And that they can guide it down the paths they want, or that they can truly predict what actions will lead to what, yes.""And they can't?""Fate is an ocean, deary. A sea of stars and souls. They see rivers because it's what they would best understand. And you see the web.""Ah.""Mhm.""But I don't have a place in it?""Blame your goddess, deary. She woke up like you one day in the web, and let herself get all flustered. 'Spiders don't get trapped in webs!' And then she pulled herself free. And made a big old mess, yes.""What happens, then? To arachne? To me?""Whatever you want, deary. Fate might try and scoop you up, like it does to so many others. But it can't get a real hold on you. So live how you want, and the rest will follow, yes.""The rest?""Happiness, I'd imagine. Unless you're shooting for depression, but try not to, dear.""Oh. Okay?""There's a good girl."The sun was turning from the other side of the world, the web blazing with light, everything fading into blinding white-"You're waking up, little one. Good luck, yes?"___________________________________________
>>39284867You crack one eye, crusty with sleep, open, swivelling it as best you can to look around you. This isn't home. This isn't home at all. Or even Elle's home for that matter. And you have a headache, and you can't remember your dream.Silver spiders? And a big web. For some reason, you feel very relieved, though. Like you're breathing easier for the first time in a while.>Get up, wake up, stand up.>What time is it? Did you pass out?>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.>Other (?)
>>39284897>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.Luckily we don't have to look far for that.
>>39284867>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.
>>39284897>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.
>>39284897>Get up, wake up, stand up.+>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.which probably means going to see mom, and maybe finding out about the spider goddess.
>>39284897>Get up, wake up, stand up.>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.Hm, this is pretty ambigious now if the wendigos issue is that they ot i wrong how fate works and aren't as good at prophecies as they think, or because spiders actually do cheat.
>>39284897>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.Where are we? Why does my head hurt? ...... why am I covered in Moths?
>>39284897>What time is it? Did you pass out?>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.What the FUCK do you moths put in that cider
>>39284897Get water, lots of water. Then>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.
On the bright side, we now know Lyra getting pissed takes her to the web of fate.
>>39284867>"Blame your goddess, deary. She woke up like you one day in the web, and let herself get all flustered. 'Spiders don't get trapped in webs!' And then she pulled herself free. And made a big old mess, yes."Yeah, we are definitely an incarnation of our Goddess/Queen Spiderbutt.
>>39285008or Lanns room, which ever is closer I suppose.
>>39284897>>Other (?)Get some water.
>>39284955>is that they got i wrong how fate works and aren't as good at prophecies as they think, or because spiders actually do cheat.A bit of both it seems. They see rivers for the same reason we see webs, but they don't get it's just a simplified representation to make it easer for them to comprehend. Plus the Spider Goddess looked a Fate and said LOLNOPE! So now all Spiders can just trample over Fate and Destiny like it's not even there.
>>39285026>Decades from now>Lyra is Empress Spiderbutt>Gets drunk, wakes up a continent away in the room of a Half-Elf adventurer in a no-name Inn.
>>39284897>Get up, wake up, stand up.>Locate someone who can tell you what happened.
>Our Spiderbutt Goddess gets flustered easilyLyra and her will meet one day, and then they will be too flustered to do anything whenever the topic of Webs, Moths, Wax, or Knots is brought up.
>>39285061>Plus the Spider Goddess looked a Fate and said LOLNOPE! So now all Spiders can just trample over Fate and Destiny like it's not even there.The thing is, if the assumptiom of it being linear, like a web, is wrong, then the spider goddesses LOLNOPE doesn't really mean anything, since there isn't a restriction to begin with.>tfw you realise the spider goddess has a aspect of chaos and fate>our goddess is Lolth
Find out what happened. Acquire water.Writing!
>>39285111>we just visited the demonweb pitsWill we have to go underground to find this setting's dark elves? Is dad a dark elf? REQM didn't specify. I could definitely see Lyra disrupting a drow house's power structure.
>>39285111Nah, Lolth is a DRIDER.DRY-DER.The BITCH SPY-DAHR.We are an ARACHNE.The AMAZING GEYE-AHNT SPY-DAHRS.We are by far superior.
>>39285061>all Spiders can just trample over Fate and Destiny like it's not even there.>"I have foreseen a terrible future. A Great Evil will rise and usher in a thousand years of darkness. It is preordained and nothing we can do will stop it. Woe is we!">Spiders.>"Oh.... well. Never mind then.">"Young man, you are the Chosen One. Only you can defeat the Dark Lord. It is your Destiny. It will be a long and difficult struggle. Great sacrifices will be required of you. But you must be strong, for only you can free our people. Only you were chosen by Fate.">Spiders.>"Right then. Good news I suppose. The Dark Lord is dead. You won't need to make all those sacrifices now. Sooo...."
>>39285182>Is dad a dark elf?He is not. I' not sure if those are a thing in this setting, there are underground living races.>>39285201>Nah, Lolth is a DRIDER.No, Driders are cursed drow.
>>39285111>The thing is, if the assumptiom of it being linear, like a web, is wrong, then the spider goddesses LOLNOPE doesn't really mean anything, since there isn't a restriction to begin with.>tfw we were chatting with fate and she took us for a fucking ride
>>39285241>Lolth didn't always have the domain of spiders>She became a Drider after she gained it>Cursed Drow when she felt like it to take a form similar to hers but with poison for blood and bloodlust fueling every actionShe's a Drider, not an Arachne.It's like the different between a New World Tarantula Spider and an Assassin Spider.Similar in origin, entirely different in appearance and function.
So, what do we have to do to get the Blessing of the Spider Goddess?Do we need to web over the entire town afterall?Spread spider supremacy single-mindedly?
>>39285256But she seemed like such a nice old lady.Then again>Telling us that Fate might try to scoop us up>Told us to just live how we want>Directing us to live how we want despite fate trying to scoop us upClever little spider.
>>39285335Just live life how we want man, it's impossible to be more Spiderbutt than we are right now.
>>39285311Not really, Arachne aren't a thing in D&D, just as Driders aren't a thing here, they are just different words for the same thing in diffeent settings.>entirely different in appearanceNo? Driders look EXACTLY like regular arachne.
>>39285364>Driders look EXACTLY like regular arachneThey don't have dark skin, but otherwise, they do.Even look like elves.
>>39285335The goddess demands virgin sacrifice.
>>39285392Do we have light skin?
>>39285364Driders are supposed to be abhorrent monsters, cursed ugly monsters with only Lolth and the priestesses that get that shit as a "Blessing" are aesthetically pleasing, it's just D&D artists are shit and always have been.It's like Vampires and Strigoi or some shit.
Delays for food inbound, my apologies!
>>39285472>cursed ugly monstersEh, not really no. They are insane monsters, and due to having to live in exile the average drider isn't very pretty to look at, but the curse doesn't make them any uglier.
>>39285364Driders have 2 eyes.Arachne have 6 (I think? It's more than 2, anyway) eyes.Driders have normal fleshy drow arms.Arachne have chitinous claw arms.Driders have black skin.Arachne have whatever skin.
>>39285522I kinda agree with him, whenever I run a campaign that involves the Underdark I make it a point to differentiate the cursed ones from the Blessed.The Blessed look like how the artists depict them, fucking Drow with spiderbutts, because they are blessed by Lolth, however dubious it may be.The Cursed on the other hand...well, to put it in the simplest terms, take Kain from the Legacy of Kain series as the example of the difference between him and a regular fiction vampire.
>>39285619The concept of Driders as "Blessing" is something pretty recent to begin with.It had always been a curse before.Actual write-ups of it in D&D have always varied on the issue, in some they stay "normal" in some they bloat up, but its hardly universal fact that they always end up ugly, there have been pretty Driders in writing since forever.
>>39285677Considering Lolth is a fairly LOLsorandom Goddess, it's to be expected there would be a lot of variation.A Drider will look however Lolth felt like making it look that day.If she wanted to mock it by letting the Elf remain beautiful and desirable but HA, YOU'VE GOT WEIRD SPIDER BITS NOW. Then that's what she'd do.If she wanted to make it a completely hideous abomination that cringes at its own reflection, that's exactly what she'd make.
I'm back!My apologies for the time, it turned into a family dinner.Writing!
>>39286786Haha, he loves his family.What a nerd
>>39286786>spider family dinner
>>39286786look its fine we know you had to go catch your dinner.
>>39287146You mean he ate a whole family of bears?
>>39286786You didn't eat a moth family did you!?
When/if we meet mom again we Need to talk to her about that dream. I want to see how big bricks arachne can shit.
>>39287176We had a weird dream, I see no reason why mom would consider it anything but that.Unless arachne do that often.
>>39287176In character we don't remember the dream.
That headache isn't going to go away by itself.The dull throb, the way everything feels gritty- from your teeth to your eyes.You groan. A hangover. The second of your short life. Not even a year old, getting black-out drunk- No, wait. You went to sleep! Dozing off drunk. Much better. You've even discovered carbonated drinks!And now you need non-carbonated drinks.Water specifically. You know enough about alcohol to know that it'll take cleaner liquids to dig yourself out of this hole.God bless your shield and everything it stands for.You guzzle water like a fish who drinks water instead of breathing it, letting the cool liquid fill your stomach. And now: Onwards!Because you don't really remember much. Moving, however, prompts fluffy little noises from in front of you.Apparently, you fell asleep with Nin in your arms. And half the town on your back, for some reason? And you don't think Sheszka was there before, but she is now.Jin is an immovable stone, though she's starting to wake up."Jin- Jin!""Nnn. Lyra?""Do you remember what happened?""Yes?""So?""Everyone drank. And fell asleep.""That's it?""Yes.""Oh.""Why?""The last time I drank, I woke up in Lann's room, crushing her legs, yes.""No, my legs are fine.""That's good.""Mhm."You pat the harpy gently with your free arm, before you realize she's likely in the same boat as you."Would you like a drink?""No more drinks, please.""Of water, yes? It will make the headache go away faster.""Yes."You hold the shield steady, tilting it to her lips as she slurps away, making a mess as she tries to drink to fast, spraying water as it goes down the wrong hole."Slow down, yes."She coughs twice, snapping her head side to side."Okay."The morning, or afternoon, or evening- whatever it is, it's quiet. And you're okay with that.You've had enough applause for the time being, you think.
>>39287174Now that's what I call lewd
>>39287324Annnnd I'm gonna shut it down there.We'll have a new thread monday, 3PM EST!As usual, comments, questions and concerns answered in thread!>>39287174>>39287171>>39287146>>39287037>>39287024All of you are ridiculous.
>>39287349Thanks for running, great thread.
>>39287349See ya next time!
Goodbye, Thank you for running, you magnificent human(?)
>>39287349Thanks for running. Don't forget to archive.Can you tell us about the other dreams?
>>39287384>>39287412>>39287418>>39287433Thanks for playing!All the dreams would have wound up in the web- The other two were you poking orbs and seeing possible futures.One was a scene of Elves, the elven castle, and the fire stone near your father's home.The other was bees arguing over the price of honey, and mermaids lounging in the sea. There's more to each, of course, but that's all you'll get.
>>39287486No smokey the bear. I am disappoint but I am not surprise. Thanks for running.