You follow along behind Ezzy, your pace limited due to the size difference.When your leg is larger than your companion- and you've got eight to boot-There's a bit of difference in strides and overall land speed.Which isn't to say she can't go fast. You've seen her do the snake thing. Curl up, snap out, bite.And that's like lightning. But it's also not really something she can do nonstop. Or without preparation. Which is why she is currently slithering, her human bits near parallel with the ground, held at an angle to stop herself from dragging her head through the dirt as she goes.The tree is just up ahead- apparently the lamia build beneath them. Or burrow beneath them.They live beneath them, anyway.You might be a bit too large to fit, though.You're here so Ezzy can talk to her mother again- before you leave the forest. And also to get some sort of guide about the care and feeding of snakepeople, because you don't know all that much about them, and you'd rather not stick her in situations that would be...Unhealthy.Preventable unhealthy, rather than dungeon unhealthy, or monster attack unhealthy.>Run and grab a bit of food. To share, not just for yourself.>Sit tight, make sure Ezzy is okay.>Distract the snake with chatting. (about?)>Other (?)
>>39528072Announcements: 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
>>39528072>>Sit tight, make sure Ezzy is okay.
>>39528072>Sit tight, make certain tiny snaek is ok
>>39528072>Sit tight, make sure Ezzy is okay.
>>39528072>Sit tight, make sure Ezzy is okay.>Use earth magic to 'look' at the underground snake town.Anything cool down there? Maybe we can actually track Ezzy as she moves about under ground. Trying to track an individual signature among many would be good practice for our tremor sense, anyway.
>>39528072>>Distract the snake with chatting. (about?)So, are you bigger than your peers now? Or do we need to keep working?
Sitting tight, snake time!
>>39528072>Sit tight, make sure Ezzy is okay.I am kind of curious as to what her villages reaction will be when/if she comes back larger than their homes
>>39528272I'm more interested in when she does it Ouroboros-style.
>>39528547What's lewd about a lamia stuffing their tail down their throat and then rolling along the ground like a wheel? Maybe some immobilization-lay as the giant spider picks them up and uses them like the inanimate object they so desperately want to be.
>>39528594the location of the cloaca.
>>39528594That is the most sexual non-sexual thing i have read in a while.
>>39528667I'm reading snekquest right now. I just can't stop thinking about the lewd! Suppose you've got that to blame.
>>39528698More "stuffing their tail down their throat" wording is everythingwith tail, stuffing, and throat being in the same sentence
You curl your legs beneath you as the lamia starts to fidget, hissing softly and swaying."What are you worried about?""What? No. No, I'm not worried. I'm fine."You roll your eyes, relaxing as best you can."You will have to call someone out, yes? They won't know you're back.""I'm going to. Jussst. In a minute."You let her have that- And she even starts to move after her time is up, worming her way to the tree, thumping a... drum?There's a little drum set amidst the roots of the tree. You can't keep the grin of your face.Snake doorbells.Another lamia is quick to appear from beneath the tree, blinking slowly at you, at Esmerelda, his tongue flicking out to test the air."Good afternoon. What brings a spinner so far into the woods?""Hey- Hey! What about me!""Hello, Lamia. Welcome to a Lamia village. Are you lost?""You- It'ssss me! Esssmerelda!"And now he's just smirking."No, I'm fairly certain Esmerelda is in her room. She doesn't leave, you see."You pick up the sputtering snake before she tries to bite someone, her tail twining around your fingers and squeezing as she hisses."Hello, yes. Is her mother around? We both have things to say.""I'll see if I can find her.">Calm Ezzy down. >Wait patiently for her mother.>Poke fun at snake.>Other (?)
>>39528907>Wait patiently for her mother.
>>39528907>Poke fun at snake.>>39528797I'll stuff your tail throat.I'll throat your tail stuffing.I'll tail your throat stuff.
>>39528907>Calm Ezzy down.
>Snake doorbells.Drums set into the trees.>Spider doorbellsHarp set up quite a bit away from the house.>Moth doorbellsStacks of flutes/reeds.>Harpy doorbellsThe door.>Wolf doorbellsNone.
>>39528907>>Calm Ezzy down. >Wait patiently for her mother
>>39528907>Calm Ezzy down"Haters gonna hate, tiny snek"
>>39528907>Calm Ezzy down. >Wait patiently for her mother.
>>39528907>>Other (?)Plot with ezzy how to get prank-venge.
>>39528072>Sit tight, make sure Ezzy is okay
Calm the snake. Use your secret snake calming powers.
>>39529106Take out a flute and activate snake charmer mode.
>>39529174just wrap her in silk till she's immobile, she'll calm down eventually
>>39529174Would a kazoo work?
>>39529106>>39529174>>39529353does ANYONE in our party know any instruments?Can our harpy sing?
>>39529372pretty sure we don't have a bard in our group... maybe Nin
>>39529372>Ask harpy if she can sing>Get enthusiastic "Yes!">So much squawking
>>39529408let's do it.And get the wolf to join in.
>>39529372The harpy THINKS she can sing.
>>39529458Pff, I'm sure it's fine. It's how they attract mates in the wild, and all.
>>39529372http://ask.fm/REQM/answer/125191626845>If they were to form a band, which character would play what instrument, and why would Jin play the kazoo? Lyra would immediately and enthusiastically shred some stringed instruments, in a tragically literal sense of the word. Depressed and defeated, she would eventually be introduced to picks and slowly learn that music is not that easy. No, not even bass.Sheszka would take to the drums like an animal. Because she is one, and making noise is fun.Nin would pick up a harp, or something else classical. The only member not tone deaf, she would eventually take up a guitar and lead them.Jin, unfortunately, is afflicted with a disease shared by every harpy everywhere: She thinks her voice is really nice. Especially the bird sounds.
>>39529637>implying bird sounds aren't nicehoo-hoo!
>>39529637why am I now picturing Jin singing screamo music
Ezzy is having a bit of trouble calming down.Which is to say that her tail is slapping against your hands nonstop, hands clenching over your fingers.And hissing. Constant hissing, her tongue snapping out as she swears vengeance on the other lamia, and likely anyone else that gets in her way.Which means that it falls to you: Spider extraordinaire, to take the situation into your own hands.Which is actually fairly easy, as Ezzy is already in your hands.You ramp the temperature slowly, lines flaring across your chitin in dull colours.The snake slowly starts to droops, yawning mid rant, winding her tail around your wrist rather than flipping it around, draping herself over your fingers.You pull your right hand free, running your thumb carefully over her back, a little bit of extra heat and pressure, leaving the snake sighing in relief and happiness."I'mmmm ssstill- Ssssstill angry.""You don't need to be angry, yes.""Heee'sss making fun of me. m'get'im.""You get to see your Mom, yes? You've grown and hunted. She'll be so proud.""Mmm. Mommy's gonnnna be proud of meee.""That's right.""You're warrrm. It'ssss cheating.""It's strategy."You're careful to moderate the heat. Don't want her falling asleep outright.Though her mother showing up to Ezzy snoring, draped over your arms seems like it would be entertaining.Ah well.She yawns again as more snakes start to pour out into the clearing- which is a strong word. A clearing for tiny snakes, maybe. >Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.>Take care of the talking yourself.>Keep holding her. And using heat. Because she sounds kind of drunk, and it's pretty entertaining.>Other (?)
>>39529858>>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.
Prepare to be covered in snek if you don't ramp down the geating.
>>39529858>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.
>>39529858>Keep holding her. And using heat. Because she sounds kind of drunk, and it's pretty entertaining.Ezzy is adorable.
>>39529858>>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.There are times and places and people for teasing. Ezzy is none of these.Nin is all the time though
>>39529858>>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.>Other (?)start using heat-strategy on other snakes.
>>39529858>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.She can do it!
>>39529858>>Keep holding her. And using heat. Because she sounds kind of drunk, and it's pretty entertaining.Do ho ho.
>>39529713>"Announcing the arrival of sir Fred of the domecile across the river. He humbly requests that your highness provide him with a cup of sugar, the debt of which is to be repaid with an equal amount of sugar at a later date! Will your grace grant him passage into the castle?">"Dammit Nin just give the man the sugar. And no spiking it with lust dust this time. I don't want a repeat of the mailman incident.>"My apologies my queen. I merely thought it was time to finally begin searching for a king. Next time I will be more subtle in my efforts as herald and matchmaker.">"Goddammit."
>>39529858>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.Don't be an ass, Lyra.
>>39529858>Drop Ezzy down. Encourage her.We have to prevent the Moth Propaganda machine from influencing the lamias.
Snakechat via snakes on the snakeground outside the snakehome.Writing!
>>39530102don't forget to snake-prime the snake for the snake-chat.
>>39530013Wasn't there a smut about this?
As entertaining as you think it might be to watch your tiniest friend slur her way through a conversation, you expect she wants to show her mother just how much she's grown.And that having her lolling in your hands wouldn't be the right way to highlight that.So you drop her down to the ground, letting her coils slide free of your arm, smiling and waving with your free hand as the one snake in the crowd you can recognize returns it.Ezzy yawns again, mouth impossibly wide, her tail straightening, twitching as she stretches.She rubs at her eyes as she looks around."Whyyy isss everybody heeere?""Good morning, dear.""It'sss afternoon.""Well, you do seem a little sleepy."She shakes her head, trying to clear it up."It'sss not my fault. Lyra isss cheating! She's warm!""Warm enough to put you to sleep?""She heatsss up! And the harpy is asssleep, too."Her mother chuckles gently, closing on the little snake, hands slipping under her armpits to lift her. "Come here, you. Let me have a look."Ezzy raises her arms proudly, a wide, dopey smile on her face, eyes puffy from rubbing at them."I- I'm bigger! I grew! And I hunted too! See?"Her mother smiles, little indents in her lips where her fangs are tucked away."Mhm. I can see that. Your tail is much longer, too."Ezzy's tail is flipping side to side again- she wags almost as much as Sheszka does. Or maybe it just seems like it because she's fifty percent tail? Is it even a tail then, or is it just her body?You stop before you confuse yourself, focusing back on the conversation."I'm an adult! Right?""You've hunted and left home- You're an adult now, Esmerelda."She makes a hissing sort of squeak, the sound of a snake desperately trying to contain just how happy she is- hands balled, arms clutched tight to her body, her tail starting to lift into the air behind her and she grins. >Maybe a bit of applause for your friend. >Interrupt! Snake information station.>Let them keep talking. >Other (?)
>>39530665>Let them keep talking.
>>39530665>>Let them keep talking.>Other (?)Get your team ready to do the slow clap applause thing when she is done talking
>>39530665>Let them keep talking.let the snake have her moment, we can embarrass her once it's just our little group again.
>Let them keep talking.
>>39530665>Maybe a bit of applause for your friend.
>>39530769Any chance of lizards?
Snakes will be snakes.Writing!
>>39530828Don't harass the QMs here, they have as much a right to chill here as we do.
>>39530880Then they can drop their fucking trip.
>>39530899Or he could be left alone, since he is not doing anything but voting.
>>39530880Wasn't trying to harass, just asking. Lizard quest is fun.
>>39530828Still waking up. Graveyard shifts seriously screw with my ability to wake up and quest at the usual time>>39530869Sorry for the interruption Kay
You don't really feel like interrupting-It's a side of Ezzy you haven't seen before. She spends so much time trying to be adult- Well, you suppose she is an adult, technically. By a monster's definition of the word. But her usual indignant attitude is buried under a burst of joy, the snake all but ready to throw herself into the air.Her mother does seem proud- a pleased smile, a far more controlled tail, though it's still swinging side to side, however slowly.She interrupts the snake before she explodes, catching her head with one hand, stroking out her hair as she speaks. "You're all grown up and you've come home. Are you going to dig your own room now? Leave me all alone?"Ezzy's hissing in a bit of panic, though it's obvious from her tone that she's joking, prodding your friend into talking instead of just celebrating.All the other snakes seem to be congregating near you."No- I'm not- I mean, I'm not coming home- Not that I don't want to come home! I'm jussst- I like my room!"Her mother outright giggles at her stuttered defense, patting her gently as she bites her lips to stop herself from blurting out anything else."So you aren't staying, then? Still have plans, little one?""Mm not little anymore...""You're my daughter. You'll always be little to me.""I'll get bigger.""That doesn't matter in the least."Ezzy leans into her mother's hand, shifting forward, pulling her arms around her in a hug."I wanna go with everyone else.""Oh?""It'sss nice. I like talking to people. I even went flying."What?When did that happen?"Hitched a ride, did you?""Jin- She's the harpy, the owl. She carried me around. When you're up really high, everyone's sssmall. Even the forest.""Even certain spiders, hmm."You snort, and they both laugh a bit. "You're going to leave the forest then, Miss Lyra?">Yes. Snake question time!>Tell her where you're headed!>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.>Other (?) Snakes will be snakes.Writing!
>>39531555Why is there a 'writing!" at the bottom of that?Where did it even come from?
>>39531555>>Tell her where you're headed!>>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.
>>39531555>Yes. Snake question time!
>>39531555>Yes. Snake question time!>Tell her where you're headed!>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.
>>39531555>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.>Yes. Snake question time!
>>39531555>Yes. Snake question time!>Tell her where you're headed!>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.But most of all, interrupt Nin.
>>39531555>Yes. Snake question time!>Tell her where you're headed!
>>39531555>Yes. Snake question time!>Tell her where you're headed!>Try to interrupt Nin>Inevitably failCan't stop the moth
>>39531555>>Yes. Snake question time!>>Tell her where you're headed!We're headed to elf-zone!
>>39531555>>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.nooooo nin!
>>39531555>>Yes. Snake question time!>>Tell her where you're headed!>>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.The moth shan't breath a single word.
>>39531577Looks like 4chan tried to fill in with the stuff you already posted and you blindly just replaced the snakes portion with the words you wanted but didn't see the Writing!. I have almost had that happen a couple times.>>39531555>Yes. Snake question time!>Interrupt Nin before she opens her mouth.
A little bit of everything, then.Roll 1d100 for moth interruption effectiveness.
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>39531772
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>395317721's here we come.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>39531772
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>39531772
>>39531789>>39531809>>39531810Even the dice are part of the moth conspiracy!
>>3953177250 9 42Those rolls are downright lizardy. That moth is going to run her mouth quite successfully
>>39531894So.We're getting interrupted.I hope we at least get the snake manual.
>>39532205Why do you want to know how to cook snakes?
>>39532279no, no, the other snake manual.You know, the owner's manual. Tells us what all the remote codes are.
>>39532314We better get a warranty on this I don't want no problems.
Rolled 2 (1d20)1
>>39532358I'm fairly sure that the warrenty expired the second we accepted to watch over her. If you break the snake I'm fairly sure her mom is going to try to make you buy the farm.
>>39532386We got swindled didn't we. This is like HueHue Hue all over again.
>>39532428Hey, fuck you I paid my debts!
"Well, I was planning to-"You've got the strangest sense of deja-vu. And you react instantaneously, right hand swinging wide, palm open, just at mouth height-You almost catch Nin, but she's already spinning away cackling, wings flaring wide to catch the sun, show off her gold tracery."Lyra- That is, of course, the future queen- Has decided that she needs to expand her horizons! To see people, places, to spread the word of her deeds and greatness! Which is why I, her herald-"You groan, scrubbing your face impotently, leaning down towards the snakes so you can talk over her."Ignore her, please. She fell from her nest a lot, I think. I wanted to head to the elflands, yes? But, ah- I do not know much about sn- lamia.""And knowing about us is important?""Some things are, yes? Like whether or not Ezzy needs to sleep through the season. Or if she can stay active because I can keep her warm. And also- Hm. Now that I think about it, she doesn't eat much. Do you only eat every other day or so? Do your scales shed? What about-""One at a time, please.""I thnk that might have been everything, yes.""Then I will try and answer."You opt to ignore the moth climbing onto your shell to better address the people around her. You'll get her later."Well then- To start, 'Ezzy'-"The snake in question mutters a bit at her nickname."-Should be fine staying awake.""Should be?""Even when we lived in the city, people would sleep through the winter. Some would stay awake, though.""They don't have to, but they do anyway?""It's very comfortable.""Mm. You might be more like Ezzy than I thought, yes."
>>39532702That one gets you a laugh from the younger snake."I see. Well, the rest- We can eat more than we need, then eat less than we need. Or we can eat little bits at a time, but I'm afraid my daughter might be a glutton. We shed our scales as we grow, or when they get worn. It just happens, we can't control it.""I see, yes.""Your moth friend is still going, dear."You glance over your shoulder, where Nin is waving her arms like she's leading a sermon."She gets very riled up, yes?""Is that so?""I will punish her later.">Snake goodbyes.>More questions (About?)>Start mothpunishment.exe>Other (?)
>>39532723>>Start mothpunishment.exeNiiiiin. You are the best.
>>39532723>>Snake goodbyes.have good snake times, snakes.
>>39532723>More questions (About?)Foods and things that lamia should not eat. Common illnesses and how to treat them.
>>39532723>>Other (?)Hunt something big for the tiny snake village.
>>39532723>Snake goodbyes.>Start mothpunishment.exe
Goodbyes. Punishments. All in a days work for a giant spider. Writing!
You twist and reach, snagging the moth by the back of her neck- She makes her odd little chirp noise as you manhandle her in front of you, draggint her knees up, her arms down, pinning her to your chest as a little moth-ball."You can't stop me like this!""Of course I can."She chirps louder as your free hand starts to work through her hair, delicately handling her antennae as you speak to Esmerelda's mother. "Ah- Two more things, yes? Is there anything that lamia shouldn't eat, and are there any common diseases to watch out for? Something we could help her with, yes.""She shouldn't eat anything poisonous.""That sort of thing goes without saying.""Well, I had to be sure.""And for the other?""Feed a fever, starve a cold? Or was it the other way around?""You are much less helpful when you are being silly.""Perhaps. Make sure she keeps her scales clean. She can catch things that way.""We take lots of baths, yes? It's nice with hot water."She turns from you and your captive moth, back to her daughter, fidgeting idly, her tail twisting into knots."I- I take baths! All by myself, too!""I'm sure, dear."And then she grabs her child by the shoulder, dragging her in for a hug, each one's head resting on the other's shoulder as they embrace."Take care. And stay safe. And try not to spend all your time sleeping.""I will. I love you. And I don't sleep all the time.""Try not to rely on your friend to wake you up, then.""I'll... try.""Mhm. Take care, Esmerelda.""Mommy."They pull apart, Ezzy squirming up your offered hand to your throat, her mother leaning back and coiling as she watches you.Both wave as you start to go, goodbyes echoing around the little clearing as you step high to dodge the snakes that had wound their way underfoot in search of heat.You turn and wave one last time as they start to disappear back underground, and then you're moving, heading for home, the sun setting overhead.Almost there, now.
>>39533234>And that's it for today!>Next thread should be saturday, aiming for 3PM EST.>Of course, questions and concerns and all that answered in thread!
>>39533265Thank you for running.So whats next for us in terms of using other creatures as clothes?A vinedryad for shirt?
>>39533265Aw jeez. See you next time! Also, record time nin imprisonment.
>>39533307Moth for headgear.
Preparations finished, we can actually do things next thread! So place your bets on what happens when we get to the elf lands everybody!1. We accidentally stop a coup.2. We accidentally stage coup.3. We intentionally stage a coup/4. Civil war. Started by us.5. Civil war. Ended by us.6. Accidentally uncover a cult.7. Intentionally uncover a cult8. We start a cult.9. Rocks fall everyone dies.10. We accidentally a city.11. We accidentally a deity.12. Jin starts a forest fire.13. Jin starts a city fire.14. Nin attempts to stage a coup.15. Nin attempts to start a cult.16. Ezzy falls asleep, is awakened by a princes kiss.
>>39533265Thanks for running.Adventure soon, only, 10 threads or so until we head out! I can practically smell it already.
>>39533355>15. Nin attempts to start a cult.
>>39533355>No option for intentionally stopping a coupGet it together anon.
>>39533355>15.2 Nin succeeds in starting a cult
>>39533307>>39533314>>39533356Thanks for playing!I have no idea what kind of monster people will attempt to wear next.
>>3953335515.3 Nin forms a cult of personality
>>39533433>we come back from our elflands adventure with an entire elf draped over our shoulders, chattering about how much she'll like our half-elf back home
>>39533355Nin kickstarts a spider cult. Opulent silk robes and eye tattoos on foreheads everywhere as it spreads.
>>39533433>I have no idea what kind of monster people will attempt to wear next.They're kind of out of our size range but what areas are the centaurs mainly found in? It's been implied they can be found through human territory but I don't recall seeing much else. Also additional interaction would be humorous considering they try to stay away from us.
>>39533355Nin accidentally causes us to stage a coup by running her mouth near the current ruler, allowing a number of political dissidents and religious fanatics to take the opportunity to start a civil war. We take it upon ourselves to reunite the elflands by resolving the war, which turns out to have been manipulated by a cult leader convinced he was a minor diety hiding in a forest on a mountain. Unfortunately, the ensuing battle starts a forest fire, which in turn begins a rockslide that claims both the city and the forest. However, with the string-puller gone, all that's left is the normal rebels, which we deal with through the much more mundane means of hitting them until they die. That we both start and resolve a civil war is very strange to most of the elves, and they politely ask us to leave. On the way out, we hear that a number of former fanatics as well as some new believers have begun to praise us as the Fateweaver, a strange being who manipulates the web of life for her own entertainment.Nin is deeply amused. We are not.
Rolled 9, 16, 7 = 32 (3d16)>>39533355Yeah....
>>39533433Are there sandworms (girl or otherwise) in the great desert?
>>39533930Congratulations you bastard, you just won us a TPK!
>>39534243Probably the boring man eating kind of sandworms. From what we've gathered, there are plenty of conventional monsters in this world, the kind that aren't so talkative and friendly. Its also been suggested, based off of the two examples we know of, there are likely fully tribal and/or feral monsterfolk who might as well be full out monsters for how hostile they are against everyone else. (Hell, in lambs canon there are tribal men that are only one or two steps from feral)
>>39530564No, there was smut about Lyra and Nin going at it after they stopped dancing around their love/lust.