You aren't jealous.You aren't!Jin works hard. And she deserves to grow up ever little bit as much as you do. And her new form is very pretty, and not at all sharp or covered in chitin. But- Still! People could pay a bit of attention to you, couldn't they! This is a big deal. Evolution is a big deal. Maybe not as much to humans, but to monsters-Nin is patting your head, but you are fine and not at all upset about anything. And you aren't frowning. Your face is always like this. Your harpy friend is currently dazzling the caravaneers- In the literal sense of the word, as she's either reflecting sunlight, or, just as likely, generating her own. Her feathers are a luminous white, and her tailfeathers now spread out- each a trailing length with a single dot of fading black-blue at the end. You've no doubt that she'd look every bit a comet in flight. If monsters were involved, she'd even do the bit of being on fire and crashing into them. You fold your arms and huff a little, prompting another round of soothing headpats.>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug. >Console yourself by stroking your snake. That isn't a euphemism, either.>Counter headpat the moth. You're fine. Definitely. >Other (?)
>>41433613Announcements: 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=sharingThe new OP isn't ready yet! I'll try to have it done for monday's thread!
>>41433613>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug.
>>41433635>The new OP isn't ready yet! I'll try to have it done for monday's thread!I'm sad now.>>41433613>Console yourself by stroking your snake. That isn't a euphemism, either.
>>41433613>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug. >Console yourself by stroking your snake. That isn't a euphemism, either.I'm voting for stroking the snake because I have a feeling she maybe bigger as well, she was in the 80's in her last character sheet update and she might have gotten some levels from the fight some how.
>>41433613>>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug.
>>41433613>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug. >Console yourself by stroking your snake. That isn't a euphemism, either.
>>41433613>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug. >Counter headpat the moth. You're fine. Definitely
>>41433613>Happily reflect on the fact that Nin can't start spewing queen stuff at everyone because Jin is distracting them.
>>41433613>You should give Jin a proper congratulations. And a hug.Once we've congratulated her and proven we are totally NOT jealous>Counter headpat the moth. You're fine. Definitely. Hold that Moth like a giant teddy and pat the hell out of her.
Operation: Harpy Hug is go!Writing!
>????? ?????????????>????? ?? ????>???????? ?????? Place your bets.
>????? ?????????????>????? ?? ????>???????? ??????The suspense. The mystery. IT'S EATING ME ALIVE, NOT UNLIKE A GIANT SPIDER!
>>41433840Metal Manipulation is the first one.
>>41433840Metal generation/shaping/manipulation is pretty much guaranteed, of some variety.Other should one a Tyrant ability, maybe fear inducement?Last one is probably a hybrid, maybe defensive self buff?
>>41433868But Manipulation is 12 letters and it's 13.
>It would be easy to mistake her for someone simply wearing gauntletsWait, Lyra doesn't have knifes for fingertips? Or are gauntlets just REALLY weird in this setting?
>>41433891>Last one is probably a hybrid, maybe defensive self buff?I think there is no way any of our new abilities are defensive. Not with that combination.I'm pretty sure one of them is a Aura/Presence ability of some sort.>>41433826Can Lyra manipulate the metal at her finger/legtips can regular metal or is it just decoraction?
Maybe Power to Lead for the second one?Perhaps a buff for when we are leading the charge?
>>41433926Aura/Presence would be cool. Would fit in with the whole blessings she got.
>>41433942>Maybe Power to Lead for the second one?I also think the third word in that one i either Lead or Rule, most likely Something of Lead/Rule
>>41433891I'd love for molten metal to seep out of her Skulbutt when she uses her offensive powers or something like that. It'd look even scarier to her opponents. I figure it would be for full Hearth Arachne though, but still.Fingers crossed I guess.
>>41433635>Dignity: Rank 1Poor Lyra.
>>41433840Right to Rule
>>41433984It's definitely Rule, seing as how it's the blessing of the God of Rule.
>>41434157Sounds about right. Definitely the most plausible suggestion so far.
>>41434157Sounds legit. Would be pretty cool.I also need to remember the ISP ban was lifted and I can vote now.
>>41433861I'm thinking the last one is:[Something] TyrantMaybe "Fearsome"?>>41434134Been there evers since she tied up her own hands trying to sew something.The last sentence however is an update:>Now stricken with terrible secrets, things that could diminish her already nonexistent dignity.
>inb4 lead puns
>>41433840The Divine Right of KingsCharisma: A++ Rank
alright people, by the time we meet mom again, I want to have lapped her.
>paladin thought 3 blessings was ridiculous>have 5 nowlel
>>41434301Well, We can't help being awesome.
>>41434301What no we only have 4 we certainly don't have 5 nope absolutely not, we definitely don't have blessings from the god of rule thats a bold faced lie yep
>>41434301Its weird how Forge is a full god and Fire is just a Demi-god.I would really like to talk to the paladin about how this shit really works here.
>>41434333The squee nin will give once she finds out will be legendary.
>>41434374it seems to me that fire is too broad a subject for people to pray to only one god for it and a lot of prayers would be going to the function of the fire not the fire itself. The forge is a direct specific application having a single god watching over it.
>>41434374There is a god of fire and there are also demigods. We didn't do enough fire stuff for the full-blown god to recognize us, but we did get the attention of the demigod.iirc, REQM said doing more lava magic before we got the skullbutt would have resulted in a blessing from the god of fire.
>>41434411It'll happen by accident. She'll overhear us or we mention it absentmindedly and only notice after it's too late.
>>41434440>There is a god of fire and there are also demigods.Are you sure? I understood it nas there only being one god of the thing and they are Demi/full god depending on power.
>>41434301Holy hell, we'll have to visit one of their Temples when we get the chance.At the very least, just to say thanks for showering us with blessings and super-powers.Perhaps more importantly, we should really see if/what they expect from us in return.I mean, can we expect to be handed a few Holy Quests at some point?Odds are at least some of them have Temples in the big Trade Cities, we can drop in while we're there.
>>41434472Definitely. I'm kinda surprised we arent attracting holy objects at this rate.Just some sort of.. blessing magnet.
>>41434459Personally I'm betting on someone noticing that we now do in fact have a Majestic Queenly Presence and Lyra doing a horrible job of lying about it.
This isn't bothering you at all. Not in the least.And moths hanging off your shoulders or not, you'll prove it!You skitter into the crowd surrounding your exultant friend, people clearing the way before they've even seen you. That raises your shoulders, just a bit. Jin is grinning ear to ear when you reach her, already spreading her wings towards you, showing off her feathers. She's definitely bigger-"Look! My wings-"You slide your arms beneath hers, tugging her into your chest and holding her tight. Her wings wrap right back around you as she snuggles into your chest, her ear tufts tickling at your chin. You lay your head against hers as she hoots softly."Congratulations, yes.""Mmmn."She looks up from place, clutched against you."I am warm now, too.""And stronger?""And stronger!"Her feet find your legs, and she bounces up and down a bit, excited as a newborn chick-"I'll show you! I'll prove it, yes!""Mhm." You run your fingers through her down-soft hair- Even with your chitin looking as it does, you can still feel through it easily enough. Jin leans into your hand, eyes growing soft, drooping closed. It doesn't take much to put an owl to sleep in the day, it seems. "We'll go hunting soon, yes? And we can both show off a bit.""Yeeeees." She answers, sleepily."Both of you?"You turn, still holding the now drowsing harpy, and find Kenzington himself watching, an oversized ladle in one hand.He chews his lip as he stares at you, eyes roaming over your whole body before her prods at your skull's new horns."These weren't there yesterday..."
>>41434825Yes. Yes, this is the sort of attention you should be getting."Did you just stick 'em on or what?"Your glare could set fire to a rock."'m kidding, kidding. Geeze. Should I be expecting the lot of you to change before we even reach the city?"You sigh a bit, repositioning the harpy that's started to snore into your chest."It does not work like that, yes? It happens when it happens.""And when is that?""Last night?"He gives you a flat look of his own, and you maintain an innocent smile. "That's not a real answer, y'know.""I don't have a real answer. When monsters get strong enough, they change and grow.""Is it all the fighting, then?""Maybe? It probably helps, yes?"He shrugs, you shrug. The caravan is packing, people making ready to set off for the morning- There's a few merchants loitering around and staring at Jin's feathers, but all it takes is a glare to set them running for their wagons. >Check in on Sheszka. >Transfer Jin to the skull. You can't carry her and work. Not in your arms, anyway. Probably.>Chat with someone. (Who? About?)>Other (?)
>>41434858>Check in on Sheszka. >Transfer Jin to the skull. You can't carry her and work. Not in your arms, anyway. Probably.
>>41434858>>Check in on Sheszka.Haha we do have a majestic aura now
>>41434858>Transfer Jin to the skull. You can't carry her and work. Not in your arms, anyway. Probably.
>>41434858>Go buy ALL THE FUCKING METAL from the smith. Or some of it. You want to try out forging now.
>>41434858>Transfer Jin to the skull. You can't carry her and work. Not in your arms, anyway. Probably.>Check in on Sheszka. >Tease the Moth that she is falling behind.
>>41434858>Transfer Jin to the skull. You can't carry her and work. Not in your arms, anyway. Probably.>>41434882>>majestic aura>>Hearthbound TyrantMore like Morale Shattering Stride of the Monster Lord
>>41434858>See if you can get a little space to yourself>Try to feel out any obvious new abilities.
>>41434882>Haha we do have an aure of Dominance and Terror.FTFY
Bird to Skull, Locate Wolf.Writing!
>>41435033>>41435044whether her aura is majestic or terrify all depends on which side of her spear you are on
>>41434882Move Bitch Get Out the Way Aura
Reading Jins sheet->Sentinel: Rank 6Jin is capable of roosting anywhere with sufficient space for her talons, bedding down and staring endlessly into space- One may think her asleep or otherwise distracted, and then her head turns all the way around and one shits their pants.REQM, how many time has this happened when she was on guard duty?
YES I caught another one live!>>41434858>Check in on Sheszka.We need to see if we're taller again.>Transfer Jin to the skull. You can't carry her and work. Not in your arms, anyway. Probably.Place bird in the correct slot.
>>41436145>Place bird in the correct slot.Lewd.
Jin has fallen asleep quite comfortably- although her feet still open and close slowly, ever searching for a perch.Luckily enough, you've grown one.It makes you wonder about just what is responsible for the evolutions. And how things are decided. Because this seems much more deliberate than random. The harpy's talons close readily over the single horn, steadying and securing her at you back. You briefly consider a hood, or just throwing a blanket over her- But you aren't certain if it'd cause her to wake up immediately, or not until you remove it.Either way is a pain, and she's sleeping already, anyway.You leave her as is.And with your harpy safely stowed, you have oter things to attend to. The wagon for the injured is easy enough to find, marked with a symbol for the human god of healing, and trundling along in the centre of the caravan. You poke your head through the back, and Nin hops from your skull to your shoulders, and into the shadowed confines of the wagon. You keep pace behind it, holding gently to its frame- too tight, and a burst of speed from the horses would leave you standing with chunks of wagon in hand. Some caution is necessary on your part.The moth is reliable, though- She finds your injured sister, waving at you from deeper inside the wagon. "She's fine. Sleepy, but fine.""Her arm is healed?""No."You tilt your head."I am working on it. Trying new things."Good intentions or not, that sounds rather ominous.
>>41436322"Maybe you should not try new things on injured people?""Its fiiiine. I practiced on injured people.""Practiced what?""Watch!"She hums to herself as she pokes about the wagon's interior, prying a small jar of soft, white dust from beneath a bench- Her own, no doubt. She struggle with the jar for a solid five minutes before she hands it over to you, one arm extended as she faces away. You can still see the blush across her neck, though.With her minor predicament settled, she throws a pinch over the sleeping wolf's arm.And then, she squats down next to her, wings unfolding, hands held flat over the injured limb. You watch quietly. It starts at the centre of her back- where her wings meet her flesh. The golden tracery coating them starts to glow softly. Warmly. And then more, and more, the wagon slowly lighting from within, the patterns casting their golden light. The dust catches her glow, flaring to a sparkling gold, fading into Sheszka's arm.>Dammit, you want a closer look.>Nin can do magic?>...Did you tell the injured people they were practice?>Other (?)
>>41436337>Nin can do magic?
>>41436337>Dammit, you want a closer look.>Nin can do magic?
>>41436337>Nin can do magic?You know, most healing magics have some dangerous variant. Weaponized medical malpractice can be incredibly dangerous.
>>41436337>>...Did you tell the injured people they were practice?
>>41436337>Nin can do magic?>Dammit, you want a closer look.
>>41433926It's tougher than regular chitin, but it can't be manipulated by her powers.>>41436016At least 4 times, though who knows how many have gone unreported. The first unfortunate guard actually wet himself- She was perched on a stump outside camp, and, assuming she was sleeping and planning on giving her what for, he tried to grab her shoulder. It took almost half an our for the adventurers to stop laughing at him and mimicking his scream.
>>41436337>...Did you tell the injured people they were practice?I'm honestly not sure why Lyra didn't know this before now. She can sense and even see magic.
>>41436337>Dammit, you want a closer look.>Nin can do magic?>>41436412Maybe its not the same sort of magic?
>>41436412REQM probably forgot because it hasn't been relevant for a fucklong time.Either that or it's closer to elemental control than magic. I don't think Lyra's magi-sense has ever picked up on elemental control stuff.
>>41436337>Nin can do magic?>Lean in, get a closer look.
>>41436337>>Nin can do magic?>...Did you tell the injured people they were practice?
>>41436337>...Did you tell the injured people they were practice?
>>41436465Actually, during the necromancer ordeal, Lyra detected the magics that other people ther were capable of. She even detected a person that could heal iirc.
>>41436465Racial powers are weird, some are magical and some aren't, its like how shezkas transformation is clearly not a normal thing but yet isn't magical either. This might be a similar effect.
>>41436403>It took almost half an our for the adventurers to stop laughing at him and mimicking his scream.No REQM, they are still laughing and mimicking his scream. It's just less constant.I know you don't understand human work places that well, being a Giant Spider and all, but trust me, they'll make fun of him over that for /years/ to come.Pissed himself in fear at work. Yep, that's the sort of thing that will earn you a lasting nickname.
Moth's are magic?Writing!
>>41436547At least, it's not Arcane Magic, which seems to be what Lyra can feel and manipulate.Divine Magic, Spirit Magic and weird inherent Monster Magic don't seem to ping her mystical senses at all.Different forms of power from different sources I guess.
>>41436545>during the necromancer ordealAre you trying to imply that that wasn't a fucklong time ago? That was nearly a year ago. Almost 100 threads.
>>41436570Oh man, how long before the other guards will stop making jokes about "that girl's a real head-turner"?
>>41436792>Goes out to tavern with the other guards.>They constantly try to 'protect' him from any women in the place.>Don't want him to get frightened again.
Hmm when was the last time Nin's sheet ws updated? Also how much more fighting does she need to do to evolve into a Night Nurse Moth?
You lean further into the covered wagon, tucking your elbows over the wooden lip of the vehicle, craning your neck for a better look. You don't feel any magic- Not in the Sara sense, anyway. No mana flow, no manipulation. You skitter sideways to get a different angle, but the fact that you can't fit into a wagon is a rather significant deterrent."It... isn't magic, yes? Something else?"Nin shrugs, though she doesn't look up."I guess.""You guess?""I don't know magic.""Well, how would you describe what it is you're doing?""Magic?"You wait patiently. Alright, that was a lie. "Nin.""Warmth, maybe?""Do you feel cold when you're done?""Are you offering to warm me up?""Nin!"She giggles a bit, and shakes her head."It feels like... Like I'm giving something to my dust? I can do it straight from my wings, too. It's just harder to aim."You study her face, a little bit of worry blooming. She seems to catch your gaze, and flops her head a bit, antennae bouncing. "You don't need to worry. I don't think it affects me at all.""It comes from somewhere, yes? Don't do it till you get tired or anything."She looks thoughtful for a second."Well, I do feel tired. Sometimes. After it.""Then don't!">Tell her she's not allowed to push that far.>Try and grab her. Sheszka heals fast. >You can trust her with this much.>Other (?)
>>41436970>Tell her she's not allowed to push that far.
>>41436970>You can trust her with this much.
>>41436970>>You can trust her with this much.>>Other (?)Grab her and head pat her....also think about more training for the moth.
>>41436970>You can trust her with this much.It's innate and she might improve.
>>41436970Tell her to be mindful of her limits. Then we will have to carry her around when she inevitably over does it. Head patting mandatory along with soft hypocritical admonishment about pushing herself too far.
>>41436970>You can trust her with this much.we can't tell her not to push when she had to nurse us when we did the same thing with earth.Plus we haven't seen her completely out of it yet, she seems to be being responsible with it.
>>41436970>>You can trust her with this much.We've been sending her to get in death matches with rabbits, we can trust her with this. We have to trust her with something.Also the more she gets into her powers the less she focuses on us as queen
>>41437097>We've been sending her to get in death matches with rabbits, we can trust her with this. We have to trust her with something.No that's our Snek Scarf.
>>41436970>You can trust her with this much.>But tell her to be careful, not to push it to far.
Whoops. Food time. Vote ends at 10 past post.
>>41437159Supporting. It's a queenly order and she must respect it.
>>41437144Didn't we send both of them?
Hey REQM I've got two questions; Can we merge and mix the River metal with our Pure metal spear, is Moth Dust a good spice for food?
>>41436970>Tell her she's not allowed to push that far.>"Are you offering to warm me up?"Oh my.
>>41437193Nope it was just us and our Snek Scarf huntin' wabbits and a Rabbit...Bear....REQM?
>>41437223It's so very Lewd~
Ah shit, thread today.I thought you meant NEXT friday for some reason.Time to get caught up.
>>41436970>>You can trust her with this much.we give ourselves migraines all the fuckign time, might as well let our friends do it.
>>41437398The issue here is the implication she is draining her own life away for this.
>>41437454I don't think REQM is that grim. More likely this is divine magic or some as yet unknown alternative.
>>41437454hmmm.I gotta wonder which type of "life" it is.Because if it's just current-health, that's fine.But if it is directly taking years off, it's not.I'll swap to>>41436970>Try and grab her. Sheszka heals fast. for now, for the sake of caution, but I think we should be figuring out which type of life drain it is.
>>41437517>I don't think REQM is that grim.The setting is pretty grim, as matter of fact and REQM had been hoping to get a bit of a sanse of that back when we hit the road, actually.I'm not saying it 'is' that, but thats what the situation implies and the reason for why there is a "don't overdo it" response, because as far as Lyra knows it might be that.
Back and writing!
>>41437548Don't overdo it is good, if completely ironic advice. In the end, I kind of just hope we stay off the grim path of an otherwise noble bright quest, but REQM's made enough good gains to where I could maybe accept Nin having a long term detrimental power.
Meh in the end Lyra's a hypocritical worrywort who fusses over her friends like a mother hen.....and tends to go mama giant spider on anything that hurts/frightens them.
>>41437193>>41437274We sent them hunting together before we left the Forest. It's where Ezzy duelled with a horned rabbit and told everyone she was eating that one by herself.
>>41437641>I kind of just hope we stay off the grim path of an otherwise noble bright questWell, I can understand not wanting mood whiplash, and I seriously doubt Nin will just fall down dead one day because we didn't tell her not to do it or similar.But the quest was never meant to be noblebright, we just had absurdly good roll luck with the most powerful starting species and never really felt threatened by anything.Honestly I also just think even with less reason to worry Lyra is far too much her mothers daughter to not worry on principle.
Was I the only one hoping that "get a closer look" meant finding out about our human form so we can get into wagons and buildings and stuff
>>41437708We need to reignite Tiny Death Battle Arena.
>>41437716>Was I the only one hoping that "get a closer look" meant finding out about our human formYes.No one else wants a human form, why the fuck you are so obsessed with that shit is beyond me.
>>41437716Maybe.I don't like the whole human-form thing, as it bypasses all the inconveniences and differences that are inherent in having spiderbutt.
>>41437716Human form is easily the dumbest pet obsession a few people here have.Lyra is a giant spider, deal with it. This nonsensical wanting to bypass all possible challenges and inconvenience is ridiculous.
>>41437823There's no need to be butt hurt over this....ours is big enough as it is!
are we talking about pet obsessions?because I am always 100% behind doing more weaving, but we just so happen to roll poorly every time we weave.
>>41437723Tiny Animal Death Battle Arena is alive and well.We just re-branded it as something else.When we set her against a horde of rabbits we called it 'encouraging her' and 'training'.
>>41437823I think in the last thread, that one anon's idea of how Lyra would react to human form is pretty accurate."Oh hey, neat."SHAA-ZAAM.*Giant Spider*
>>41437823As one of the guys who mentioned human form last thread, I was just operating on the assumption that having 2 legs and 8 + 4 eyes meant human form. Now I'm just confused as to why those notes were included when they evidently amount to nothing.
>>41437869I will happly back the weaving.Maybe we weave metal thread now.
>>41437869I'm so down with more weaving. Jin and Lyra need new clothes now anyway.
>>41437923>>41437936Who needs chainmail? Not us!
>>41437923>metal threadYou mean wire? Cuz that would be cool and maybe painful.
>>41437954>>41437923I sort of don't like the idea of "metal thread" because that sounds really uncomfortable and hard to work with.unless it was like, an additional webbing type, like "tough" and "sticky".
>>41437978Depends on the property's. If its like semi molten metal/silk hybrid thread then it could be amazingly interesting to work with.
>>41437923>metal threadSuddenly I remember that one dwarf fortress story about what happens when a legendary surgeon with adamantine thread stitches up someone who'd lost literally all their flesh.
>>41437978How would it be painful when it's part of our biology?No really, how? Are the fucking BURNING magma cracks in our carapace painful?
>>41437902You mean in the Evo dream?I think it's something along the lines of our soul keeping an imprint of our past forms.While we were in the ... magic place ... to pick our new form, imprints or echoes of all our old ones were there too.Imprints of our past Spider forms were probably there too, they just didn't really stand out from each other.
>>41437936Weaving gets my vote. I'm hoping for stronger thread.
>>41437996Lyra would find metal thread easy to work, not to mention we have no idea how much finer the control has become.If it was an additional web type, it would probably come under "Rigid" threading.
>>41437996>>41438007Maybe something like this? https://bato.to/read/_/330310/tensei-shitara-slime-datta-ken_ch3_by_alyschu/15
>>41437902>Now I'm just confused as to why those notes were included when they evidently amount to nothing.It was about Lyras soul not being properly scrubbed clean so it retains a certain imprint of her old human self.
>>41437996>that sounds really uncomfortable and hard to work withAnon, take a second to think about that you just said in light of the fact that working said material is a process that consists mostly of looking at it, deciding what to do, then watching it shape itself.Also, explain how it would be uncomfortable when most of our body is tough enough that if you took a rasp to it, you'd probably wear out the tool before filing anything off.
>>41438081>>41438053well, either way, I hope we keep our traditional silk too.
>>41437996Well, whatever we make them from, we're going to have to make SOMETHING.Shez still needs new clothes. Now Jin has grown. Our size hasn't increased that much but I bet our stuff needs adjusting too.
>>41438124Course we would. We have yet to lose an ability due to an evo.
>>41438123>uncomfortableAnon, wearing metal directly on the skin is horrible.We would need some kind of underlayer, hopefully made of actual silk.If we were metal-exclusive, we'd have to stop making dresses for our team, and be stuck on armor-only.
>>41438081I remember that, I can never get to that point though, always die to a fire-breathing FB, lost my last two forts to one.
>>41438177Trick with fire-breathers is to equip all your Dwarves with shields and train its use. Really can only be taken down by well trained men or you'll suffer horrible loses.
>>41438081Hunh, didnt know there was a Re:Slime manga
>>41438263>you'll suffer horrible losesIsn't that the point of DF? The universe is malicious and out to get you specifically?
>>41438330Lots of Re: manga.
>>41438263Thing is a i did do that when my dwarves got near the thing they just didn't hit it.My best thought on why that is was because it burnt off everything so there was nothing to hit but was somehow still alive when i used my like 15 Giant Spiders to buy time as cannon fodder.Kinda like that adamantine dwarf.
>>41438330It's not really a RE:Monster series even if it's really damn similar.
>>41438359Yes, but that does not mean you can't murder it right back. Hmm, i am getting the dorf fort itch again.>>41438372Beasts die easy. Mob it with 10+ dwarves fully kitted in iron will do the trick. Also use a variety of weapon types, helps solve resistance/immunity problems. Though lets stop spamming the thread with ooc content.
>>41438385>MC is reborn as a monster after being stabbed>Has an auto cannibalism ability to gain other monsters abilities>Has super ammounts of knowledge for no reason other than plot>Monsters in the world evolve into higher forms>Same art styleYeah, nah, its Re:Mon.
>mention weaving>WEAVING WEAVING WEAVINGYep, we're still set to spider settings.Too bad lyra sucks at weaving
>>41438531It's not RE:Mon unless the MC is a blatant powertrip of an unstable madman that has a major fetish for rape goblins and mental illnesses galore.
>>41438628We can get better if we practice! its not like we can get worse
Your fingers drum across the side of the wagon as you resist the urge to lunge forward and bodily drag her from her patient. Power doesn't come from nowhere. There's a cost- Just like your non-magical abilities giving you headaches and the like. You push back against your unease and close a few eyes. You're not that hypocritical- Whether it worries you or not, you won't order the little moth not to use her own abilities. "I trust you, yes?"The simple statement throws a tremor right through her, her antennae standing on end even as she turns her face from you."That's- That's only natural! As your herald-""Shush, you. Do not overdo it, yes?""Mm. I promise.""I will hold you to that."She waves you off, still refusing to turn around.You skitter off to one side, keeping pace next to the wagons, the dull grinding of their wheels against the dirt a counterpoint to your clicking limbs. Your unease isn't completely gone, but... If it turns to trouble, you'll deal with it, one way or another. You flip your hair over one shoulder, and look around. The caravan is in full sway, guards posted all around, wagons rolling, horses tossing their heads and trotting along. You've got time before your shift- You're stuck with the later shift today. Which doesn't mean much, as you can't ride a wagon anyway, and don't get tired at this pace. There's a few things you could spend time on. Clothes for your friends, for one. It'd be easier to do seated, but you won't screw up that badly again. Right?Or you could check out your own body, you suppose. You've evolved! Who knows what you're capable of now!A bit of work here and there, and you could probably maybe sorta figure something out, right?>Clothing. Clothing is important.>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!>Find someone to chat with.>Other (?)
>>41439072>Clothing. Clothing is important.
>>41439072>>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!
>>41439072>>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!Were a forge, surely we can make metal clothes.
>>41439072 >Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!
>>41439072>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!
>>41439072>>Clothing. Clothing is important.>>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!Both.See if you have any new spider web abilities. Though, primarily, MAKE CLOTHE DO EET
>>41439072>Clothing. Clothing is important.>Find someone to chat with.>See if you can find the paladin to chat about blessings with while you weave
>>41439072> Clothing. Clothing is important.It also takes a while.
>>41439072>Clothing. Clothing is important.Time for learning experiences
>>41439072>Clothing. Clothing is important.Get dat weaving exp.
>>41439072>>Clothing. Clothing is important.Friends come first!
>>41439072>Clothing. Clothing is important.Clothing for our loyal subjects!!...GOD DAMNIT NIN, GET OUR OF MY HEAD!
>>41439072>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!
>>41439072>Clothes can wait till evening. Try out your new spider-y powers!Weaving is not our strong suit. Trying to do it on the move willll.... Dignity: Rank 1. I'd like to keep at least that single rank.
>>41439072>Clothing. Clothing is important.Lets just concentrate this time.
Weaving on the move again?How bold!1d100, please!
>>41439305>inb4 nat 1
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>41439305We are the bone of our needles. LITERALLY!
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>41439305
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>41439305
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>41439305
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>41439305
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>41439305
>>41439338Looks like it will be good armour.
>>41439338Huh, if our threads are metal this would be explain so very much.
>>41439381>We can only weave armour like clothes now.
>>41439388Shit man, Elven Grandmama would love us then, because metal armor that feels and flows like silk.
>>41439388OR MAYBE>We can weave clothes that are strong as armor.
>>41439422Then they are just armor dingus.
>>41439436For some reason there's a disconnect in my mind between clothing and armor, but shit you're right and it pleases me
>>41439486Clothes are just armor against weather conditions and indecency.
>>41439486New line of Casual Armour.Armour your could wear on the battlefield or to an upscale social event and be equally at home!......... oh shit. If we develop an new type of silk, Elle will hunt us down.
>>41439447Nah, it would much finer.
>>41439618Elle is BBEG, her plans of turning the Fashion industry into a Tyranny under her will come to fruition, unless Lyra with her Steel-silk stops her.
>>41439618>And this is the start of armored underwear
>>41439618well, I wouldn't mind seeing elle at some point.I mean, we're going to be away from home for a while. elfton isn't that close.
>>41439618Anon i have two words for you:Armor Lace
Ya know, this:>???????? ?????? could be>metallic thread
Is this when we find out Lyra's new webbing is the new kevlar?
>>41439717Black Widow spider silk is stronger than kevlar I believe, and Darwin's Bark Spider is over ten times stronger than kevlar.Lyra's would be stronger of being both giant spider silk, and also fucking giant spider silk METAL.
>>41439975We have truly become the most Metal of spiders.
>>41439975So, free on-demand body armor for allies? Neat.
>>41439717Regular webbing is super-kevlar. A metallic superwebbing would basically fix the one real problem kevlar has, changing it from difficult but not infeasible to cut to damn near impossible to cut.
>>41440042how, exactly, is anyone supposed to repair and/or work this material without being a giant metalbending spider?
>>41440070>how, exactly, is anyone supposed to repair and/or work this material without being a giant metalbending spider?They can't. The beauty of monopolism.
>>41440070The same way people are expected to repair and/or work normal steel armor.Find a god damn professional to do it, it's not like metal bending / mending is impossible for a normal mage, difficult? Probably, it just comes naturally to us.
>>41440070That's the beauty of it: they can't! We'll have an unassailable monopoly on the next big thing in fashion!
>>41440070If anything manages to get through that the person wearing it probably isnt going to survive most likely, or they have bigger things to worry about.
>>41440070How is what non-mtal bending non-spider plebs do in any fashion our problem?We can still make it for ourselves and our friends.
>>41440109>>41440130>[capitalism intensifies]Just how big is the nose portion of our skull anyway.
>>41440130Fashion nothing, do you realize what royalty would pay for something that can be comfortably and secretly worn underneath their regular clothing, AND can protect them from the vast majority of assassination attempts?
if we do have metallic thread I wonder how our sister is going to react when we return home and she finds out?
>>41440167That's the beauty of it, as a skull there is no flesh or cartilage to give away just how huge the jew-horn actually is.
>>41440070Spools of thread? They could probably weave it like normal thread. Super thread is still thread.Repairing finished works? Very difficult. Patching something onto it would be.... iffy.Of course, damaging this stuff in the first place would hardly be easy. If it was hit hard enough to damage it (and you survived) then it just saved your life.
>>41440196>from the vast majority of assassination attempts?While amazing, it would not protect against poisoning or slit throats.Or a crossbow bolt in the head.
>>41440237Hence why I said vast majority, not all.
>>41440237get a food taster parrot and spider burqa.
>>41440237>Vast majority>List few examplesIt also wouldn't protect against strangulation, then again conventional armor doesn't protect against that either.
>>41440256>Hence why I said vast majority, not all.My point was actually that the vast majority of assassination attempts that could succeed are usually not prevent by this. They usually don't involve outright stabbing.
>>41440279>List few examplesConsidering that poisoning alone already takes up at least a very significant amount of all assassination attempts, its a pretty fair list.
>>41440303You are being a little pedantic, the use of such a garment against the variants of assassination attempts that it could stop would still be great.
>>41440303It gives them some peace of mind so thats worth something at least, and if they aren't taking precautions against poisoning there isn't much we can do to help them
>>41440332Assassinations aren't always between several well off nobles engaged in a shadow war where everyone involved has access to everyone else's foodstuffs dingus.Hell, make the fucking Metal-spider silk have a turtleneck and it'll protect against slit throats too.
>>41440356>You are being a little pedanticPossibly true, but what I wanted to get at is that protection against assassination attempts is not the strength of that hypothetical garment, it would help people mfar more who have to fair getting stabbed a lot. Like, for example, traveling merchants, bodyguards and such.>>41440382>Assassinations aren't always between several well off nobles engaged in a shadow war where everyone involved has access to everyone else's foodstuffs dingus.You realise that hiring someone to put something poisonous into somes food is way easier and cheaper than hiring someone who is willing to day on failure of his job?Its especially the not-well-off-nobles who would go for poison.
>>41440423Hiring someone to drag someone else into an alley and shank them is even easier and cheaper than it is to hire someone to poison them.
>>41440445>Hiring someone to drag someone else into an alley and shank them is even easier and cheaper than it is to hire someone to poison them.If the person you want to kill is so unimportant he has no bodyguards, or is too stupid to employ them when going out, then this would be true, but someone like that would certainly not be helped by any sort of protective shirts.
>>41440445>Hiring someone to drag someone else into an alley and shank them is even easier and cheaper than it is to hire someone to poison them.If they can drag that dude into the alley, how exactly is the chainmailshirt supposed to help them? They notice they can't get through the shirt, so they stab him in the eyesocket, problem solved.
I can't wait for some hman asshole thinks they can intimidate Lyra somehow, like some arrogant noble or something and even though the odds are pretty low but god damn would it be satisfying to see Lyra try and be scary for once rather than unitentionally.
>>41440474Not everyone has bodyguards 24/7, sometimes a person just steps away to sit on a balcony, and heads are a very tiny target to aim for.Poison is a common and useful tool for assassinations, but a knife in the dark and an arrow / bullet are just as common, hell, they might be MORE common considering that this is a magical setting and having someone able to either cure poison or make something able to cure poison on hand probably isn't difficult.
All clothing starts somewhere. It just so happens that yours- and your friends' and your family's- starts with silk. From your butt, but you generally avoid mentioning that.You take a few sheets, working them together into a pair of sizable shorts- Adding a drawstring is actually a bit of work, but not too hard, in the end. You set them aside as you finish the last stitch.Your sewing isn't anything special, or speedy, but it'll hold. And Arachne silk is Arachne silk, after all. The shirt is- well, there's no way around it. It is a t-shirt. But you're pretty sure that that sort of thing already exists? It's not like you've built an airplane or anything. Jin mostly uses a breastwrap and loincloth- She's still set, though you could make her more when you've got time. You play around with your silk for a while. Just getting used to it again. And more importantly, getting used to not tying your hands together.Really, you just have a bad track record when it comes to silk. You're plucking strings of silk between your fingers when one vibrates... wrong. The tone is off, and the string feels stiff almost. You hold it up to your eyes, and immediately notice that it's shot through with streaks of your latest colour addition. Specifically, metal.You twist it, watching the light washing over it, bending and shaping it- It behaves more like wire than silk, but more like silk then wire?That's a really crappy way to describe it, but you're drawing a blank when it comes to descriptive terms for some sort of metal/cloth hybrid. Well, it certainly doesn't seem easy to work with. You're distracted from pondering the miracles of the universe and your own silk by someone shouting your name. Time to go.Metal web can wait. >Stand up, suit up, walk up.>Use your padded shirt, rather than the full armour.>You've got a weird feeling->Other (?)
>>41440569We've done that twice.Once when we scared a bunch of nocturnal wild-life into paying us tribute, the other when we yelled at the Tentacleperson.
>>41440569Experience with the racist ignorant merchant guy who risked his families life on his greed and self-aborbdness, teaches that most likely a large number of people would proclaim him the greatest character ever and vote for Lyra to suck up to him as hard as possible.
>>41440589>>You've got a weird feeling-MYSTERY BOX
>>41440589>You've got a weird feeling-
>>41440589>Stand up, suit up, walk up.>You've got a weird feeling-
>>41440589>>You've got a weird feeling-Curious~
>>41440589>>Stand up, suit up, walk up.
>>41440589>>You've got a weird feeling-Also suit up it its quick.
>>41440589>Stand up, suit up, walk up.
>>41440589>>Stand up, suit up, walk up.>>You've got a weird feeling-Who doesn't love a good mystery?
>>41440589>>You've got a weird feeling-BUTTON!
We must NEVER let Elle find out about our Wife/Steel silk, hell, let's make it a better kept secret than our Blessing By the God of Rule to Nin.Why? Because Non-heavy as all fuck Ballgowns.
>>41440589>Ha ha Elle is gonna be so jelly of my new silk>...>...>Oh shit Elle is going to tie me down and forcibly harvest my new silk if she ever finds out.
Mystery boxes!I demand tribute in the form of 1d100!
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>41440806DICE FOR THE SPIDER
>>41440698>>41440695>>41440276goddamnit elle.Stop being the BBEG of some story that is entirely unrelated to ours.Stop having plucky bands of fashion designers team up to fight you.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>41440806
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>41440806THE BOX WHAT'S IN THE BOX
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>41440806
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>41440806
>>41440846OH SHIT NIGGA.OH SHIT.
>>41440846The gods themselves look in earnest.
>>41440846YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSThe Box demands it!
>>41440846Everyone in the caravan drops to their knees and begins to sing praises to Lyra, a bishop appears and coordinates her on the spot, Bad End
>>41440823>Congratulations, you've defeated the BBEG>But wait, what is this?>Her sisters have arrived....And then they were royally fucked.
>>41440911You mean "coronates", right?
>>41440846Aww shit Nin's going to find out that we now have Majestic Queenly Presence!
>>41440956Fuck English but you are probably right
>>41440846EXPLOSIVE BOX REVEALWRITING
>>41440956Nope, the bishop is there to make sure everyone is singing in tune.
>>41440981No that would only happen if we got a 1
>>41440947eh, probably not.They're probably having weird fashion battles with non-lethal win conditions.
>>41441214>non-lethalClearly you are inexperienced in the fashion world
>>41441214something something the price of fashion
>>41440846>crit>>41440848>>41440849>>41440852>five 7s in a rowHYPER JACKPOT.
>>41441405>Lyra forcibly evolves into Dridogre, a magnificent mixture of ogre and drider.
You stash your wire-stuff and Sheszka's freshly made clothing, skittering up to the wagon line. You follow along at an easy pace, waving to yawning adventurers dragging themselves into anything with room to carry them. Your gear is stowed in its usual space- a wagon stuffed full of adventurer gear. And adventurers, for that matter. Your undershirt goes over your light tunic, Ezzy is shifted to a little nest on your butt, and you lay your hands across the scarred surface of your plate.And stop.There's an odd feeling- now more than ever, in the back of your mind. Like an itch, but not quite? Something half mental, half physical, hovering at the edge of your consciousness. Cake strides up next to you, rapping her knuckles against your leg."Oi- Don't suppose I could catch a ride?""Hm?""I've got short legs. It's a pain, right? And you're out two passengers. So, I'm thinking-"You motion the halfling mage for quiet, trying to recreate the feeling, trying to pinpoint it. "What're ya?""Trying something, yes. A moment."The woman raises an eyebrow- and then both eyes shoot open so fast you think she may well have given herself whiplash from it alone. The feeling snaps inwards- outwards, a tingle starting from your fingers and exploding up your arms, across your body.Your chitin swells, the weirdest feeling you've received in your short life, coating your body in a split-second, closing around your throat, cupping your chin in a flexible and impossibly hard shell.
>>41441834The mage is making vague gurgling noises as you examine yourself- It's segmented, just like your hands- precise pieces fitted in perfect harmony, covering your body in an entirely new set of armour. The lines of colour are shot right through your new coat, forming abstract patterns over you.You twist and turn, checking your limbs- You've got as much flexibility as ever. Maybe more. Cake is still staring blankly at you. >Maybe you should throw a tabard over all... this?>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?>Other (?)
>>41441856>Maybe you should throw a tabard over all... this?>No helmet, though?
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?
>>41441834well, shit.I guess we have fold-out chitin armor now.>>41441856>Other (?)Can we... REfold the chitin armor?Are we good enough to do that?
>>41441856>>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.METAL SPIDERSo does it just cover our human bits or our entire body?
>>41441856>>Maybe you should throw a tabard over all... this?>>No helmet, though?
>>41441856>Maybe you should throw a tabard over all... this?>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?Awww Yiss.
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>Other (?)Try to make a sword/shield/spear form from our claw hands. Shit would be so cool if it works.And we should get around to making a metal-thread cloak/hoodie thing.
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>Find a nearby reflective surface to look at ourselves and maybe try to fiddle with pseudo-mecha-armor?
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?Time to get our crown!
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?Okay, thats pretty cool.And now wait for our "helmet" to have a crown design.
>>41441856$20 says we made a crown and are currently wearing it.
>>41441856>>Maybe you should throw a tabard over all... this?>>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>>No helmet, though?We don't need more people freaking out at us.
>>41441856>>Maybe you should throw a tabard over all... this?
>>41441856>Just put her on your shell. She'll recover eventually.>No helmet, though?>>41441942>>41441946>>41441964HAH! Crown mind
And to think, people were bitching about Hearth-spider being very popular / tying with Tyrant.Now we are METAAAAAAAAAL SPPPIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDEEEEEEEEEERRRRRR
>>41442003>And to think, people were bitching about Hearth-spider being very popular / tying with Tyrant.Since its chitin and not metal its pretty likely this is a Tyrant power not a Hearth power.
>>41442003>Metal Queen>Metal Spider>Total Face Mask helmet / CrownIDS HABBENING.
>>41442039>chitin and not metal>BITCH DO YOU EVEN FUCKING READ
>>41442039Lyra's chitin basically is metal now.
>>41442062Yes, anon maybe try reading>Your chitin swells, the weirdest feeling you've received in your short life, coating your body in a split-second>Your chitin swells,...coating your body
>>41442039No, it's Metal Chitin, because magical spider biology.The "lines of color" and probably the crown helmet if we get it are probably the Tyrant influence.It wouldn't make sense for it to be just regular chitin considering it affected all our limbs.
>>41442091>considering it affected all our limbsPretty sure "body" here means the human part we normally cover in armour.>No, it's Metal ChitinNot anymore so than Lyras regular chitin is, at least the text implies no difference between that and her chitin otherwise.
>all these people arguing whether it's tyrant or hearth power
Helmets and comatose halflings, oh my!Writing!
>>41442074We have metal veins in our fingers and tips of our legs. We're not metal everywhere.
>>41442145Is there any noticeable difference between this chitin armour and our other chitin?Or might as well tell us if it was a Tyrant or Hearth power, or the result of the combination?
>>41442132As of this most recent evo, Lyra's regular chitin is metallic.>Her chitin hasn't spread, but it now appears more like armour than ever before- It would be easy to mistake her for someone simply wearing gauntlets
>>41442169Well.. It's pretty much a suckers bet this adds a +5 to our majestic queenly presence rolls over the other state.
>>41442218Nin get out
>>41442215>Lyra's regular chitin is metallicNo it isn't it is explicitly not metallic because she has noticably metallic looking veins in the tips of her finger and legs, which obviously means the rest of the chitin is not metallic looking.
So are we going to wear our chestplate over this anyway?
>>41441834>Your chitin swells, the weirdest feeling you've received in your short life, coating your body in a split-second, closing around your throat, cupping your chin in a flexible and impossibly hard shell.>...flexible and impossibly hard shell.I would assume that this is Hearthbound based ability which gives us a kind of alloy chitin armour, which would account for the increase in hardness without loss of flexibility.
So...do we have boob plate now?Or does it naturally form a flat chestpiece?
>>41442253>So are we going to wear our chestplate over this anyway?You usually don't wear armour over your armour.
>>41442286Armour for the Armour God!
>>41442283Nah we've had boobs for a while anon
>>41442283>do we have boob plate now?Oh please, the spider goddess doesn't want to direct deflected hits into our sternum.She is more practical than that.
>>41442283>implying Lyra has enough boob to boobplate
>>41442286That's actually what tanks do these days.
>>41442169The armour is a tyrant ability-It is harder than your regular chitin, and breaking it wouldn't result in having to lounge around until you shed. It isn't metal- You've got some veins of metal in the chitin, but it's still bug bits. The gauntlet comments was more about the shape of it all- Even more so after your ability.
>>41442327>That's actually what tanks do these days.Thats a thing tanks have been doing since forever, but we are not a tank. And strapping another breastplate over this wouldn't be reinforcing what tanks put additional armour over anyway.I mean we could put additional armour over our spiderbody.>>41442356Nice, so I take it that means the crown styled helmet is guaranteed?
>>41442356>The gauntlet comments was more about the shape of it all- Even more so after your ability.So Lyra DOES have daggerfingers?
>>41442356>The armour is a tyrant ability-Tyrant abilities are fucking awesome.>>41442419>So Lyra DOES have daggerfingers?She always had daggerfingers.
>>41442387It's Tyrant evolution, so our "Crown" would be probably more along the lines of Sauron, or hell, The Lich King.I am 2 billion percent okay with this.
>>41442453>so our "Crown" would be probably more along the lines of Sauron, or hell, The Lich KingThats basically what I had in mind.
>>41442434I knew tyrant sounded like a super smashy one.I just worry that it will be hard to retract the plates.
>>41442453Crowns are shit protection, We have a helmet
I did not vote for tyrant, as I thought we would just be a giant bossy leader spider. I am so sorry for doubting you tyrant lovers.
>>41442485>I knew tyrant sounded like a super smashy one.Well 'super' smashy would have been Deino.I imagine, and this reinforces that, that Tyrant was in terms of combat more "knightly" against Deinos "primordial beast". So its not quite as much raw power as the Deinos.>>41442506No, you don't get it, its a helmet with a design that makes it also look like a crown.
>>41442506>Sauron's Helmet>Shit protectionPick one
>>41442524I told you it would be smashy.
>>41442506There are such things known as Battle Crowns y'know?It's just a helmet with a crown design integrated into it.
>>41442532Yeah, Sauron actually has really great armor design for a "Fantasy" setting.It helps that his mace is also really fucking well designed.Hell, even the shit that is *bad* you can dismiss because he is just shy of being an actual God who was really good at both magic and forging/smithing/crafting practically anything.
All hail the King.
>>41442614>>41442532Sooo, are we gonna make a huge mace as sidearm?
>deploy helmet>it has crown>put helmet away>put on normal helmet>make the halfling swear secrecyThis must never get out.
>>41442632>Shitty helmet is still shit>>41442642Fuck no we use a spear anon
>>41442670>Fuck no we use a spear anonThats why its a sidearm, in case we can't use the spear and need something more smashy than our fists.
I wonder what our venom does now.
>>41442642We have a huge spear and a decent shield.Next time we stop by a forge / fight something huge and made of metal we make a mace.Because sometimes piercing and slashing, which are covered by our spear, claws, and legs just aren't as effective as blunt damage.Also, I am now imaging Lyra' hands / chitin gauntlets as red versions of Sauron's.
>>41442702>our venom now has a mindcontrol effect
>>41442689It's stupid to devout time to other weapons when we already have a sidearm and a main weapon, Our knife hands and venomous fangs
>>41442708I don't think it's as spikey or with the knuckle blades.>>41442718we can't make meat smoothies with this
>>41442708We are a forge. Just gotta get some raw metal.I wonder if we could smash our arms and legs and then wait to molt and harvest the metal in the shed chitin.
>>41442731>It's stupid to devout time to other weapons>its stupid to be familiar with a large variety of weapons as a weapons userOkay anon.
Oh shit.Guys, we were obsessed with Lyra's size before right?And now we are orgasming over how Sauron she is becoming right?Lyra is going to end up as the hybrid between Morgoth and Ungoliant.Except, y'know, Nice and not Ultimate Evil.
>>41442744let's not do that because that would really hurt.
>>41442764Uhg can we not take Lotr shit into this?
>>41442731>Our knife hands and venomous fangsThose don't do us much good if we loose our spear against something with serious non-metallic armour. And considering how many huge monster we fight, that can easily happen quite often.
>>41442780>People are making comparisons over EVIL HUGE GUY WITH REALLY NICE ARMOR THAT ALSO HAS A CROWN and a GIANT FUCKING SPIDER>Let's not bring LOTR shit into this.
>>41442792not that guy, but I would argue our primary weapons are our legs.
>>41442764Lets not get too much into the reference. The Sauron comparison was drawn because of large familiarity here with it, lets not strutch it any further than that.The mace thing was sort-of unrelated because having something like that would be useful as sidearm.
>>41442780Anon we both know its far to late for that now
>>41442822>not that guy, but I would argue our primary weapons are our legs.Pretty sure he meant our spear as primary weapon.Anyway, our legs basically are spears, just more vulnerable spears.
How about we talk weaponry next, as I hope we could do something like this magnificent bastard in my pic.
>>41442822>but I would argue our primary weapons are our legsOur spearfighting is higher than our arachne combat skill.While we use our legs often, we definitly use the spear more as main combat weapon.And we haven't risen in spearfighting skill in good 50 threads or so I just realise.
>>41442689>need something more smashy than our fists.I'm not sure that's an option. Would any mace be able to take the strain of us hitting something at full strength?Our brute strength is kind of retarded now.A spear still has its uses for its reach and flexibility of use. A mace is mostly about brute force smashing. Using such a weapon would probably force us to hit things more gently than we are able to avoid destroying our weapon with every swing.
>>41442909>Would any mace be able to take the strain of us hitting something at full strength?We just need to make one that can. I'm pretty sure a regular one you buy on the market couldn't.One made of solid steel possibly with enchanted stones? Definitly.
>>41442909Enchant it?But then I guess if we're going to have to make it magic to not break, we may as well get a better suited weapon and then put different enchant on it.
>>41442909>Would any mace be able to take the strain of us hitting something at full strength?If only we knew someone who has magic forging powers blessed by the God of the Forge himself who could make such a amazing weapon.
>>41442909>Would any mace be able to take the strain of us hitting something at full strength?Magic.Oh, and well, we can forgetouch, so we can probably make some wicked fucking alloys, some wicked fucking alloys that also really pure, like Tungsten and titanium or some shit.
>>41442970>Pure>AlloyPick one, they literally directly contradict one another.
>>41442970I don't know dick about forging metals, but my instincts scream at me that Titanium+Tungsten would be shit.
>>41442988An alloy can have impurities.
>>41442988"Pure" as in "What you are trying to use without any trace leftovers."C'mon man.>>41442996I wasn't talking tungsten+titanium, those were just two things that could be used to make a mace capable of taking our strength.
>>41442988Not him, I know what you mean, but a alloy can have impurities and can therefore be "pure" by not having them.>>41442996>but my instincts scream at me that Titanium+Tungsten would be shitIt would, Titanium is super fucking brittle and be exactly the kind of thing we don't want our weapon to be made out of.
>>41442906>And we haven't risen in spearfighting skill in good 50 threads or so I just realise.Yeah, nothing has really pushed us enough to improve our technique. We hit a plateau with Mom. It got to the point that we couldn't learn any more with sparing and non-lethal weapons, now we need live combat experience.
>>41443090Couldn't we just have a thunder dome then?
>>41443190We would probably abandon ur spear before long and fall back on just snapping opponents into half.
You spare a glance for the small woman rocking side to side next to you- You're half afraid she'll collapse and froth at the mouth.Well- Halflings are light, anyway. You pull her up from the ground like a small doll, dropping her safely behind you. In Sheszka's spot. You have a sneaking suspicion that, perch or no, noone gets to touch Jin's spot. With the halfling secured, your attention focuses back on the armour. It's a bit odd that there's no helmet-And as soon as you think that, chitin starts to slide over your cheeks, sweeping your ears back, closing over your face- You manage a single gasping breath before your head is wholly swallowed by your armoured form. You let it go moments later. You can see out of it- all six of your eyes even. You pluck your breastplate from the wagon, holding it in the sunlight, admiring the armoured for that is yourself. It looks like the chitin is reinforced across your skull and face, thick lines denoting your chin, ears- small jewel like things lie over where each eye would centre, amidst a nearly flat plane of chitin covering your face. You look menacing, frankly. There's the little spiked bit at the centre of your forehead, five prongs, descending from the central one- It almost looks like a crown, haha. And then it sparks ever so slightly. And then it ignites, and you're nearly screaming in your new helm as a crown of fire forms around your brow, blazing red hot , highlight the helm.
>>41442909In my head, I have Lyra using some horrific fusion of a flanged mace and a pure-metal Kanabo / Tetsubo full-sized in one hand to fully take advantage of her SPIDER STRONK.
>>41443282You're catatonic for practically a minute, before you snap back into reality, pawing at the helmet, trying to clear away the nightmare that is an automatic crown- The faceplate sweeps away, the encasing shape slides down, and you breathe a sigh of relief seconds before you emit a sound that is likely only detectable by dogs. The crown is sitting above you, independent of any helmet, the clearest sign of divine authority-Your armour flies up and down your arms, snapping open and closed in a frenzy as you frantically try to repress this godforsaken burning godsdamn fire crown oh gods oh gods oh gods-You let loose a final sigh of relief as the fire dies slowly, meeting the central crown shape and vanishing."Whu- Wazzat a crown?"You freeze.>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING>FLEE>PASS OUT, THE ULTIMATE DEFENSE >Other (?)
>>41443306>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING>SWEAR PUNY HALFLING. NOT.A.THING.
>>41443306>>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING
>>41443306>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHINGTELL NOONE WHAT YOU SAW HERE TODAY! ESPECIALLY MOTH MONARCHISTS.
>>41443306>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING>FLEE
>>41443306>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING
>>41443306>>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING>>NOTHING TINY, VERY EASILY EATEN HALFLING
>>41443190THUNDER DOME!ONE SPIDER ENTERS AND..... no one else.Seriously, no one else willing to get in the Dome with her? Team match? Take her two at a time? Three on one?No one willing to fight?..... ONE SPIDER ENTERS. THEN ONE SPIDER LEAVES. BECAUSE SHE GOT BORED!
>>41443306>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHINGTime to assert the tyrant's will!
>>41443306>Take pride in it, for Nin will inevitably find out, FACE THE MUSIC LYRA.>Also, you got a bitchin' fire crown and terrifying face mask / helmet, not even Nin can ruin this for you!
>>41443306EAT THE HALFLING! PANIC!
>>41443306>YOU SAW NOTHING>IF YOU TELL THE MOTH THERE WILL BE NO SAFETY FOR YOU>NO REFUGE>I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP
>>41443306>Freeze>They can't see crowns if you don't move>Their vision is based on movement
Crown jokes aside, Lyra's helmet sounds awesome as hell.
>>41443306>Your armour flies up and down your arms, snapping open and closed in a frenzy as you frantically try to repress this godforsaken burning godsdamn fire crown oh gods oh gods oh gods-Oh my god that image is wonderful>"What's that clicking sound?">Lyra panicking in the background
>>41443306>FLEE>PASS OUT, THE ULTIMATE DEFENSENo matter how hard we try, Nin -will- find out.
>>41443306>>Other (?)Just face the music FFS. We're a big spider. For her.
>>41443400It sounds like it's way more protective of her head than her last one. It even has eye covers.New helmet is awesome.
>>41443306>>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHINGNO No it wasn't you didn't see anything and no one ever will!
>>41443441>>41443395don't go crazy with crown power, anons.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>41443306>ATTEMPT NOT TO PANIC!>FAIL AND PANIC ANYWAY! ROLLING FOR SANITY!
>>41443306>>YOU DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING>>FLEE>>FORGET THAT SHE'S RIDING YOU AND WONDER HOW THE HELL SHE'S KEEPING UP WITH YOU
Oh god I just realized.The armor / crown is totally going to be a nervous tic now isn't it?
>>41443468WHAT CROWN? THERE IS NO CROWN! In all seriousness though, that helmet and crown sounds completly awesome and I hope Nin finds out soon so we can't get it behind us and actually use the thing.
>>41443505>Startle Lyra>Suddenly super-armored and has a crown of Fire.
There's no crown. That's crazy. You're crazy.Writing!
>>41443505>>41443540"If we cannot beat this so called "Queen" in combat than we shall assassinate her!"...."GUYS THAT WAS A TERRIBLE IDEA!"
How will mom react when we get home and she sees us in our armored form? thinking about how will Area react as well? We do have a bit of a sibling rivalry with here even if it goes over Lyra's crown-y little head.
>>41443581"IT'S NOT FAIR" will probably be their reaction.Not only does Lyra get around the most annoying arachne armor problems easy, she can also just metalbend people's weapons into pretzels easy peezy.
>>41443581Sara will start experimenting with our crown fire.I just know it.
>>41443581She probably wouldn't evennbe surprised anymore. After all, this trip is supposed to be a couple years long.Now, if we needed to run home for whatever reason in the next couple days and she immediately realizes that we evolved again NOW? Mom would just break.
>>41443646>Now, if we needed to run home for whatever reason in the next couple days and she immediately realizes that we evolved again NOW?She is going to find out pretty fast, we travel with a whole group of adventurers, mom is on the road again and uses the adventurer guild.She will know within the month.
>>41443384>YOU DIDN' SEE NUTIN, CAPISCHE?>Deliver horse head to bed with a note "please accept this bribe of a tasty midnight snack."
>>41443679>Mom is going to track us down and complain at how unfair it is that her baby isn't even a year old yet and has evolved so often>In the middle of a city>In front of the ruler of said city
>>41443614>she can also just metalbend people's weapons into pretzels easy peezy.Or just bend/snap/crush them the normal way.A lot of anons have suggested some awesome sounding metalbending combat techniques, but unless we encounter something seriously high level, then they're worthless.Some suggested metalbending our enemies armour. But we can literally just punch through any conventional plate mael.
>>41443679Or go into complete denial and make herself believe that the Arachne with the magic chitin armour and flaming crown isn't her daughter because it wouldn't be fair that she gets all the unique stuff and DAMNIT LYRA!
>>41443633Once our companions learn of it, I fully expect Jin and Sheszka to get us to activate it so they can cook on it...
>>41443743>She learns we have 5 fucking blessings from different Gods / Demigods>She is convinced that we are the Chosen One or some shit>Spiders don't get stuck in webs!>Ends up breaking the chains of some ancient demon lord so we can fight it and life can be fair again
Speaking of moths doing terrible things guess what just got it's sequel translated? If you said Layers of White, your are correct!
>>41443797I don't know what that is.
>>41443731We could totally mess with uppity 'holier than thou' noble types by morphing their overly fancy chestplate into a single piece boobplate causing great humiliation until they can get a smith to somehow remove it...
>>41443743>But she has a moth heralding her every move!>That could be any moth, it's certainly no proof that it's Lyra, yes.>What about the wolf and harpy>Adventuring parties are a thing, none of them are that uncommon, yes.>She was last seen literally hunting the northern hellbear to extinction!>...DAMNIT LYRA!
>>41443849It's moth porn.
>>41443849Layers of Whitehttp://exhentai.org/g/732189/4094cba865/Layers of White 2http://exhentai.org/g/836254/d2d21d0f1b/
By the way guys, don't we already know who the BBEG of this quest will be?Its totally going to be smokey the bear
>>41443858Could be an option if we wanted to prank someone like that, but still no use in combat. Because heating and reshaping the metal while they were wearing it......
>>41443902I'm saving these links... for science reasons...
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This is a reminder:Shezka is the only member of our group who does not lay eggs.
>>41443926Yeah, like a noble with the same mind set as that one merchant guy tries to attack us, his single attempt to hurt us simple bounces off our armour and he falls to the floor. THEN we mess with him, because he would be just too pitiful to kill...
>>41443999Not with an attitude like that she doesn't.
She was chosen by heaven!Say her name when you pray!To the sky! See lyra rise!
>>41444024They say that the Great Peaks of the Silk Mountains were formed by the queen of Monsters as the rising sun disturbed her rest one summers day...
>>41443999Well, some snakes do live birth, so we don't exactly know with Ezzy, but otherwise yeah.
>>41443903No, smoky isn't the BBEG. He's moved beyond merely being the final boss. He's a franchise villain, a foe with neither peer nor equal, untouchable within any single narrative. Only a grand fellowship of all RE:X protagonists at the apex of their stories can hope to match his terrible power.And even then, snek would fuck it up for everybody.
>>41443902>gallery has been removed and is unavailableOne of these days I need to figure out how to get past the panda on my mobile. Why can't I ever find these links when I'm at my desktop?
>>41444484I don't even bother to get past the Panda, I just go somewhere else or wait a bit then go somewhere else.Because fuck making fifty posts on a forum I care nothing about.
"....-thing.""Lyra? Wha?""Nothing.""Nothing?"You spin, seizing the diminutive mage, shaking her back and forth, desperation gleaming in your eyes."NOTHING! THERE WASN'T ANYTHING YES-""Oh gods did you snap-""NOTHING NO CROWNS NO NO-""HELP SHES GOING TO EAT ME OH GODS-""What? Lyra!""NOTHING NOTHING-""I'M TOO SMALL EAT GEORG HES BIGGER""What the hells are you-""What is she even wearing?!"_________________________________________________________Twenty minutes later, You are both clattering along behind Kenzington's wagon, currently being subjected to a lecture on proper behaviour."Why'm I here anyway? She's the one who-""You're bloody well here because being yelled at is far'n away different fromn being goddamn eaten! The hells wrong with you?""She's a giant spider! They eat people!""No they goddamn don't! She eats bears and anything else stupid and large enough to get near her!""Well, I-""No. No! The only condition you've got going for you is the stupid, and stupid don't fill noones stomach."Cake grumbles a bit, but holds her tongue."An' now- Lyra, please gimme a real reason for why you were screaming in the idiot's face like a lunatic.""Um.""Kid.""She saw something, and I didn't want her to tell anyone, yes.""Uh- It's not somethin' that's gonna affect the caravan, is it?""No! No. It's just- It is something stupid, yes? I just wanted to keep it quiet.""What is it, then?""Just a piece of my powers, yes? From my change.""I see? Sure."Nin is currently behind you again. Thus your silence on your account.
>>41444679"Well, whatever, jus' don't be screaming anymore. Either of you.""Yes, sir.""Yes."You skitter away, half ashamed, and all exhausted, falling into position next to the caravan, taking up your place as a guard."It was just a power, then? It doesn't seem like such a big deal, Lyra.""Mmm."Nin snorts, feet drumming against your shell. "What was it, anyway?""Just something small, yes?""Lyra has a very nice crown, yes."Absolute silence falls over your surroundings.Jin, you traitor.
>>41444527...What fifty posts? I never posted any shit to get into panda.>>41444484Try googlin. Pururin has part 1 at least. http://pururin.com/gallery/16898/layers-of-white.html
i love you jin.
>>41444705And that's it for tonight!Monday should be good for another session, hopefully.Comments and questions and all that, answered in thread!
>>41444705>>41444736put face in hands.Just stay there.
>>41444736Thanks for running, that armour is fantastic. Whats the name of that power?
>>41444736Thanks for another run REQM! So what is Jin's new evo called?
>>41444736So, form fitting chitin armor or plate-like chitin armor?
>>41444736Thanks for runnin!And yay more spiders soon
>>41444705Well, it's time to find out if we can make a gag that works on a bird. Right after we make one that works on a moth.
>>41444736Thanks for the thread REQM.Can we get the Achievements for the evolutions? if you had the chance to prepare them.And did we lose any Tyrant powers from not being flat Tyrant?
>>41444736Thanks for the thread, excellent as always
So, for the record. Lyra's dignity stat is hovering around what.. -5 or so now?Also, anticipating smugness. So. Much. Smug.
we're going to have to make this up to cake aren't we?
>>41444784>And did we lose any Tyrant powers from not being flat Tyrant?Personally, I think we lost nothing from it, because Lyra either over-qualified, or the Gods just said "Fuck it." and gave it to us.
>>41444837>Personally, I think we lost nothing from it, because Lyra either over-qualified, or the Gods just said "Fuck it." and gave it to us.Because we are a giant spider.
>>41444705How swift is the harpy's comeuppance?Thanks for running
>>41444837>Personally, I think we lost nothing from itI'm also fairly sure we didn't since we are a full Tyrant Arachne just as we were a full Grave Arachne, but I'm just curious enough to ask and feel it doesn't hurt sating my curiousity.
>>41444802yyyeahSorry, cake.Also your name is funny. I thought you should know.
>>41444868>How swift is the harpy's comeuppance?Very.....no head pats or scratches...for one whole day!
>>41444760Thanks for playing!It's called Armoured Chitin.It is one of the mystery powers, and will be added sometime soon.>>41444765Thanks for playing!Jin is a Firebird!>>41444771A mix of both! You're wholly coated in plates that fit perfect to your shape. >>41444780>>41444784>>41444790Thanks for playing!>>41444868Swift.>>41444899Soon.I'll get on typing out those achievements.
>>41444923>jin is a firebirdSo, should we teach shezka to drive, then?
>>41444923????? ?????????????????? ?? ???????????? ??????Armoured ChitinOne mystery solved. Two remain. There is a pretty good chance the second in [Something] of Rule.
>>41444969Right to Rule and Metal something or other.
>>41444993The second one is probably metal in silk, seeing as we already saw we have metal in our silk.
>>41445085I think that's less a "Power" and more just a thing that happens.
>>41445085Possible, but our silk being fire resistant isn't listed as extra power either, its just part of the package deal.
>>41445085which reminds me, is our metal silk heat resistant at all since it comes from us?
>>41445139Spider silk by default is a fire retardant unless it is really dry, the only thing that burns about it is the dust that settles on it.Sure it can MELT and be warped, but it won't catch on fire.
>>41445139also how strong is our strong silk now?
>>41444923So are able to combine metals together to make stronger ones? Like say we take the river metal from our glaive and add it to our spear?
>>41444705Crap. So, how should we punish Jin for this treachery?
>>41445179And more importantly, can it still be safely used for bondage?
Deinos:ALPHA PREDATOR: 3/3Grave Lord: MASTER OF ARMS 5/5(Weapon Kills)Sovereign:THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE RULER: 1/1Tyrant:RULE FOLLOWS STRENGTH: 1/1Cinder:AS BELOW, SO AFLAME: 3/3Hearth:BY HAMMER, BY STEEL: 3/3Other, unfulfilled ones included:A PINPRICK LEADS TO DEATH: 0/3TAKE FLESH, TAKE BLOOD: 0/3THERE IS NOTHING BEYOND VISION: 1/2THE FOREST BOWS: 5/6
>>41445235>THE FOREST BOWS: 5/6Huh. What would that have given us?
>>41445248We become Hashirama, or Druid/Spriggan/Wendigo Spidah.
>>41445235>A PINPRICK LEADS TO DEATH: 0/3Huh, Lyra really hasn't been using poison recently. I can't even remember the last time it came into play.
>>41445255what were we missing?
>>41445273Poison ruins the meat, so why would she use it?
>>41445235ok of the ones we didn't fulfill what would the last two have lead to?I mean the first one is obviously a poison branch and the one after that would have been a ghoul or vampire branch but what would the last 2 have been?
>>41445235>>41445255So close. Nin will never know how close she came.Thanks for the list.>>41445281Well, only for the ones that aren't venomous themselves. We haven't hunted just for Arachne in a long time.
>>41445273We've only ever bit one, a dog-head thing in the ruins.>>41445281Not for us, It's just a different way to eat it.
>>41445255MOTHER FUCKERhow would that have been different from sovereign and tyrant?
>>41445235>THE FOREST BOWS: 5/6Wait a sec... 5 of 6ArachneHarpiesWerewolfMothsLamiaWendigo.DAMNIT!
>>41445313think we also bit a wolf during their raid on the village when we were trying to kill the alpha when it bit above our chitin armor.
>>41445235>THE FOREST BOWS: 5/6..companions? Jin, Nin, Ezzy, Sheszka, Us
>>41445344Yeah we did, he bit us so we bit back worse.>>41445346Close>>41445342
>>41445235>A PINPRICK LEADS TO DEATH: 0/3That sounds like a reference to killing with our venom, but we have used that, so it wouldn't be 0/3.What was this?>THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE RULER: 1/1I'm guessing this is when we almost broke ourself defending Oakring?>RULE FOLLOWS STRENGTH: 1/1Can't think what this was.>TAKE FLESH, TAKE BLOOD: 0/3Vampire Arachne Evolution avoided. Thank fuck.>THERE IS NOTHING BEYOND VISION: 1/2I have no clue what this is.
>>41445366Rule Follows Strength is getting the pack remnants under our control.
>>41445255Is 5/6 the amount of species we have befriended? (We got Harpy, Wolf, Moth, Snek, Non-monster humanoid covered)
>>41445366>Can't think what this was.Probably when we got the pack to follow us after breaking their previous alpha in half.
>>41445411It seems to be refering to the Forest races and which have members follow us. For Arachne its probably Aria in the dungeon that counted for us.Which would be hilarious.
>>414453661. Was more killing large things with venom, which you don't really do.2. Is correct.3. Is crushing the wolves then becoming alpha.4. Is correct.5. Is the arachne's ridiculous senses becoming something crazy- Future sight, or 360 vision, that sort of thing.>>41445322It would have been a very direct line to the Old Queen. Earth powers, Extra authority in the forest, that sort of thing. The ability to 'adopt' other forest races' powers momentarily.
>>41445411I think it's the Forest races we've united in out party. Spider, Harpy, Wolf, Moth and Snek.If we'd collected one more pokemon, we'd have qualified.
>>41445434>It would have been a very direct line to the Old Queen. Earth powers, Extra authority in the forest, that sort of thing. The ability to 'adopt' other forest races' powers momentarily.not sure if I'm upset we didn't get this or not.
>>41445424Well our own family qualifying felt kinda cheating for the achievement, although dungeon bit feels less so.
>>41445484>not sure if I'm upset we didn't get this or not.I see no reason to be upset, Lyra got her own cool thing. She doesn't need to imitate the old queen for its own sake, even if she will ever be a ruler in a similar way.
>>41445484Nin would not have survived that.By which I mean she'd have a heart attack out of sheer glee.
>>41445467We should've gotten ourselves a lizard....Hey Sunni!
>>41445484same, while I joke about becoming queen I kinda don't want it to happen, or at least not until near endgame. Plus if we do become a ruler I would prefer it to be because of something we did, not trying to follow someone else's footsteps.
>>41445484I'm kinda glad we didn't get it, it's far too limited for my tastes.Lyra as she is now is a hard-fucking-core adventurer with a ludicrously strong bag of tricks.As Arachne Queen we would have been limited by the Forest, rather than growing beyond it.So we would have become really strong in the Forest for this evo, but we would have stagnated just as much.
>>41445434Why is it 5/6 rather than 5/7?Arachne, Harpy, Werewolf, Lamia, Moth, Lizard, Wendigo.Are the lizards so far gone they don't even count on a spiritual level anymore?
>>41445434So, what would Seranthis think of us as we are now?
>>41445615No see we needed a Lizard so that we could challenge the Wendigo gym to earn the Forest Badge.
>>41445615Lizards abandoned the pact, they're no longer considered a piece of the forest's society.>>41445636Impressed that you came so far. And extremely glad to see the different races getting along.
>>41440589Metal Spider String?Is it as thick as a baby's arm?Only one thing to do. Make Bass guitars, and enchant them with healing magic!METAL!
>>41445645>not just powerleveling your harpy to beat the wendigo gymGit gut scrub
>>41445564We wouldn't have gotten it in the vote for the same reason we didn't get sovereign anyway.
>>41445434>5. Is the arachne's ridiculous senses becoming something crazy- Future sight, or 360 vision, that sort of thing.What gave us that one point on that achievement, the dungeon or the dream with the fate spider?
>>41445737well we also used it to find the griffin that one time
>>41445564I agree. There's the old queen, and then there's making a way in a new world. I want some sort of airship arachnae ruler evolution now..