Well, you were promised food. You make your way to the far wall, scanning the tables for something appropriately spider-sized- There's a table covered in trays of slices of heavy looking bread, topped with meats and cheeses. And then there's a table with the better part of a dead deer atop it, so you'll assume that one was meant for you.Though the dwarves have likewise abandoned stupid tiny sandwiches in favour of roasted game.Truly, kindred spirits.You restrain yourself a little, settling with just the beast's leg, and approach the dwarves."Hello, yes. I am Lyra, though I'm afraid I did not get to hear your names.""Good afternoon, Miss. I'm Stefan, and this is Herbert." "Just Herb, please.""Nice to meet you both."The both nod- Stefan, apparently the one leading this, is heavily bearded. A classical dwarf, if you will. Herb has a moustache that looks like it could attack someone all on its own."Wasn't aware the duke'd gone and made contacts in the forest. Though I suppose it's one way to one up everyone.""Is that a problem of some sort?""Nothing like that," Herb interrupts. "Stefan is just bitter 'cause he didn't do it first.""I see. May I ask about your jobs? Or is that rude, yes? I am very new to this."They wave off your concerns, taking a moment from the conversation of have a few more bites from their food."That's fine. I'm a diplomat. Or a merchant. Depending on what needs doing at the moment, and whether it's one of the guilds bothering me, or the king. And Herbert is a blacksmith, and that's it." "Spoken like someone who's never lifted a hammer in his life.""He's also pretty bitter about being here.""Could be working.""I see? That just leaves with me a lot questions, yes. Do you mind?""We've got to wait till everyone is here, in any case. Fire away!""Not literally."
>>41718143You ignore the fact that they are apparently practicing some sort of comedy duo, and move straight to your questions."Well- You said guilds, yes? So I assume there is more than the adventurer's guild.""Our city is ruled by the King and all the guilds. They look after different aspects of everything, but they all bow to the King in the end.""I see.""That's why I'm dragging Herbert around. He's representing the Smithing Guild, which is a fairly major piece of business right there.""Mhm."A few more humans filter into the room, shooting you all sorts of looks as they start to chat among themselves. There's even a half-elf from the port city, it seems. "- Lady Auris of Firescarn, And Lady Brij of The Western Hives."Wait, what.You glance to the pair making their way down stairway now- An overly tall elfen woman, and a comparably smaller bee-girl. Who is wearing a little crown. She couldn't actually be-No, she even looks like Dad, doesn't she. Huh."You aren't going to eat her, are you?""What.""Spiders eat other insects, and all that.""I do not eat people. And I am not staring at the bee, yes.""Oh?">I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.>Chat with dwarves now, confirm later.>More food!>Other (?)
>>41718147>>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.
>>41718147>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.
>>41718147>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.I smell Lyra levels of shenanigans
>>41718147>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.Happening!Shit do we have the letter?
>>41718147>>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.Cue the laughter.
>>41718147>Chat with dwarves now, confirm later.We can wait until the Politicians have finished their standard greetings and such with her.Nin is going to want to be introduced to the Princess/queen bee
>>41718147>>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.We have to figure out if he's related to our firescarn.A mage? Scruffy fellow? Airheaded? Estranged from the family? Ring any bells?
>>41718228We could always bring it to her later. I doubt she'd be leaving the city the same day she attended a function.
>>41718147>Chat with dwarves now, confirm later.No reason to rush into it. We can ambush her with our relation to her and her son's letter when she's not about to start working.
>>41718147woo new thread!>Chat with dwarves now, confirm later.so, blacksmithing, eh?
The Duke is gonna be laughing his fucking ass off while the empire dudes are passing out, again in FearSpider Queen of the forest is the Niece of he Elf Diplomant
>>41718269Aunt, anon, not grandmother.
>>41718147>There's even a half-elf from the port city, it seems.Oh boy, Lann's family?
>>41718249Seconded, we have the evening at least. Talking forge with the dwarves could be fun
>>41718147>>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.Let the mindbreak commence!
>>41718306I think Lann was an only child, though.
>>41718305Ah, right you are. I saw that it was the aunt, but for whateve reason my head was stuck on the idea of meeting dear ol' grandma. Thanks for the correction.
Aunts, not ants. And I don't eat either.Writing!
>>41718308Yes, we need to arrange visiting the dwarves to learn their methods for smithing...
I forgot, the elves live near the bees, don't they?We should acquire a taste for honey while we are there.Or at least honeyed meats.Or honey-preserved things.
>>41718449Interestingly Lyra expressed she didn't care much for sweet stuff now, possibly due to giant spider palate, when we tried candy.
>I am fairly certain that that is my aunt. Excuse me.
>>41718533well, yeah. hence why we acquire the taste.andacquire a large supply to provide to nin in secret
>>41718419We must learn all the smithing styles. If we aren't careful our sister will try to get us to wear frilly dresses. Therefore, our aror must be able to beat her frills.>>41718449How about mead? Let's give her mead when the human empire tries something stupid.
>>41718449>get Honey from bees.>have Honey Roast Bear.
>>41718449I think it was oir families neighbourhood that had bees.Not the elves in general.
>>41718560I don't see her acquiring a taste for honey if she doesn't like sweet stuff, unless they got bear meat tasting honey there.Which wouldn't be impossible, true.
>>41718147>"Spiders eat other insects, and all that.">"Spiders eat other insects,>other insectsSPIDERS ARE NOT INSECTS YOU MIDGET!
>>41718147>"Spiders eat other insects, and all that.">"I do not eat people. And I am not staring at the bee, yes.">"Oh?""Also I would mostly eat bears back home.">>41718588>get Honey from bees.>have Honey Roast Bear.Desire to form political alliances intensify.
>>41718594As a spice, I could imagine it. Depends on how arachne tastes work. Lyra seems to not eat plants at all either.I would weep for all the cakes she will never eat then, though.
Might want to archive early since the faggots are acting up.
>>41718639We are an Omnivore, though being an alpha predator we have a genetic disposition towards meat. We could live on veggies, but meat is better. Bear is best...
>>41718680>Just report them and ignore them, besides, its probably a faggot, not faggots.
>>41718680Agreed. I thought these anti-quest fags had died out.
>>41718682How does Lyra feel about fish, though? I can't really remember too well.Jin's sister really liked them, though.
>>41718682>We are an Omnivore,Are we sure of that?And even if she is, the fact Lyra hasn't even felt the desire to taste plants it seems pretty obvious her appetite is purely carnivorous. Though that might be personal taste.
>>41718709They are being retro.
>>41718680Someone else will have to take care of it, I can't for another hour.
>>41718709There will always be childish people in the world, it's a fact of life, sadly.
>>41718718I'm certain Lyra ate fish after he lightning fishing experiment.
>>41718728Welp guess this thread getting misarchived then huh?
>>41718718She was a bit embarrassed about her subpar fishing skills and I assume it was neither as filling or exhilirating as breaking a bears spine.
>>41718747Someone just needs to do it properly now.
>>41718728Done.>>41718747You could just do it yourself.
>>41718776>You could just do it yourself.>Implying i know how or would bother to do it if i did.Funny.
>>41718776116.5 not 117 you fool!Ah well, you actually did it so I cant really complain.
>>41718804Then don't complain.
We need to stock up on bee puns pretty soon, yes.
>>41718824How about no.How about have some taste.
>>41718824that would be beeneath us, and i dont think the other guests would get a buzz out of that
>>41718818It is the 117th thread. I never got this whole halfsie thing.
>>41718824I'm pretty sure they've heard them all already. Doesnt pack the same sting.
>>41718835Buzz off. Cracking a joke now and then won't sting, honey, and it's a whole lot better than droning on humorlessly.Captcha that is not a baby carriage, that's a fucking MiG.
So how long until we find ourselves with an enamored bee girl having a fight with our moth?
>>41718866What if they're tired of hearing them and sting us? If Lyra is allergic she might get hives.
>>41718882What? You don't carry your babies in MiGs? No wonder this generation is a bunch of whiny fags.
>>41718855They're in one session and don't have a break between them. Think of it like chapters.
>>41718890>>41718882Some anons can't KELP themselves.Hah! Ahaha!
>>41718904>putting your baby in a MiG>not lofting them into the sky in a HindFucking faggots I swear.
>>41718918You have useless powers. You aren't even a real superhero.>captcha tells me to select all the swimming poolsEven it knows where you belong.
>>41718922Didn't one of those crash recently? Or was that another slavshit chopper
>>41718922>Using a Hind>Being too weak to use the bone-strengthening Gs of a Peacekeeper.
Did we have any proof of lineage other than the letter?
>>41719216You mean the letter the size of a really thick book written in our Dad's hand and more than likely mentions many thing only knowable to the family proper?
>>41719230yes, that one.It's a bit unwieldy.
>>41719216There isn't really any reason to doubt us, why would we lie about it?
"I am staring at the elf."The merchant/diplomat/sentient beard glances between you and your potential family."Alright." He replies. "Why?""I am fairly certain that she is my aunt, yes.""She's an elf.""And so is my father. Excuse me, please."You skitter along the wall towards the newest elf and chitin combo- Their current conversation partners see you coming and just conveniently drift away. How nice."Good afternoon, yes.""Good day.""Greetings, Webwalker."Your aunt(?) elbows the bee princess without looking at her. "Bri- That's rude. Wait, that's rude, right?""She is a spider? She walks on webs.""You don't just say that, though?"While this is vaguely amusing, you've got things on your mind at the moment."It is fine, yes? I don't really care. And I do not think it is an insult, anyways?""See?""Brij, please use people's names and not descriptions of their species."The elf sighs lightly, crossing her arms and looking up at you- Barely, but your height is definitely superior."I have to say though, I was surprised to hear that relations with the forest are opening up. Does that mean we'll be seeing silk in the cities sometime soon?"You have a sudden and terrifying mental image of your sister on a throne of silk, cackling as she clothes the forest, then the world. "- I do not know if the quantity will be sufficient, but there will most certainly be a very large and drastic increase in the amount of silk as well as clothing, yes."Her eyes light up."Clothes, too? Hmmmm- Might have to take a trip, then. Organize a proper caravan."You nod, smiling."That would be good, yes. You could visit your nephews and nieces, too.""Yeah, that sounds- What?""You could visit your-""I heard- I heard that. What are you talking about?"She watches you suspiciously, arms crossed, hands tight on her elbows."You are Erics' sister, yes?"She blinks. Stares.
>>41719216Elf Venom. It is obviously the Firescarn Family blend. Any self respecting Elf could tell that.
>>41719216Our often short attention span?
>>41719252Actually as far as I remember from some of the first threads, all arachne got elf-like ears, mom got them too.
>>41719274"Wait- You've actually met him?""Yes, you could say that-""Honestly, I thought he'd be living in a ruin- Wait, was he living in a ruin?""I think he tried, yes.""Haha- Godsdamn. How the hell did he get married, even?""Ah. Well, our mother is just as fond of ruins and dungeons as he is, yes.""I guess it takes one to- What."She's staring at you again.There's already a grin spreading across her face."You- Hahaha- You aren't even kidding, are you?""No? Erics is my father, yes.""And you have siblings?""There is six of us.""Oh. Oh, this is a blessing and a half- Oh gods, I have to be there when you- Are you going to the Isle any time in the future?"You nod."I was planning to meet my father's family, yes?""I need to be there when you meet mom. Yes. She'll pop. Just fall over."You think it might be untoward for a diplomat to be giggling and cackling while plotting against her own mother, but you don't know elf culture too well. You are fairly certain that your father and his entire family are insane, though. "Damn- I need to do business. And This isn't the place to discuss...""That is fine, yes? I will be in town for a while. I waned to visit the dungeons."She stares at you for a moment too long again, before breaking into a laugh."You're Erics' all right. You aren't a mage too, are you?""My sister is. I take after our mother more, I think.""I'll give you our address- You can come and visit us after this mess.""I think I would like that, yes."
>>41719285Clearly we have double elf ears then!
>>41719291And that will be it for the evening, tragically. I'm not sure when the next thread will be, as I haven't got my schedule yet. But, as usual- I'll answer questions and concerns in this thread, so feel free to throw things out there.
>>41719291Elf contact achieved. First contact is a success.>>41719311Ah well, a second threat at all was an unexpected bonus.HEY, WHAT ARE WE WEARING?
>>41719311Thanks for running, boss.
>>41719311Aww, left on a good note at least. Thanks for the run.Looking forward to moth vs butterfly
>>41719341Err, bee that is
>>41719311Should we be concerned about Nin meeting bee people? Will there be any rivalry type stuff or would she be above thathahahahaha?
>>41719311Thanks for running.
>>41719341Ok, I'm blind apparently. Where did the bee thing come from?
>>41719311Have a good one REQM! Question; will we be seeing updates on our siblings soon?
>>41719377dammit spoilers where the fuck did you go
>>41719377I think that Nin's biggest issue with the Bee Princess would be making her bow to Lyra's Rule...
>>41719311Thanks for the thread. Also wondering about our clothing.
>>41719393I'm not really sure either why he thinks that, maybe because of queens?I'm pretty sure Nin would be more excited to meet a Queen and start taking notes on royal behaviour to advise Lyra with.
>>41719326You're wearing something like a military uniform, in an extremely dark blue. >>41719335>>41719341>>41719386Thanks for playing!>>41719377It looks like you already know the answer to your own question.>>41719396You too. I'll see about updating the siblings this weekend, if I can.
>>41719412I wasn't thinking about making the Bee bow down, I was more worried that she would worship us as elfish nobility while Nin worshipped us as spiderbutt nobility, then they would get in a fight about what we should be worshipped as before teaming up to worship us as multispecies nobility and future ruler of everything ever
>>41719447Thanks for running!
>>41719447Just how freaked out were the Southern Delegation?
>>41719434>>41719478>>41719493Thanks for playing!
Thanks for running!Everyone seems to hate grandma, we'll have to give her extra love to make up for it.
>>41719524Well, one guy straight up fainted...
>>41719557Pretty sure that was either a high ranking priest, head diplomat, or their pope.Think he saw the mountain of blessings on our spider butt?
>>41719525One more with thanks for running!Would the bee get bullied by HFY guys if we weren't on the scene?
>>41719772Pretty sure they are going to try and bully anything not human. That includes the elves and dwarves. Just need to use giant spider diplomacy when the need arises.
>>41719311Thanks for the run Spider butt.
>>41719821They only hate monsterkin, not elves and dwarfs, or at least not the same way, since they wanted to do business with the dwarves.I doubt they would have started shit with the bee with the elf right there, given they apparently came for negotiations.
>>41719854Then the obvious answer is to be bro with the dwarves and talk about all the stuff we crafted and that we want to learn more smithing techniques. Steal their business from right under them.
>>41719888I was refering to back during the war between them and the forest kingdom they wanted to hire all dwarven mercenaries.No idea what you mean with stealing their business, Lyra doesn't exactly have a hufe need for people crafting stuff for her, so if anything she would compete with the dwarves.
Rolled 2 (1d7)>>41719940>>No idea what you mean with stealing their business, Lyra doesn't exactly have a hufe need for people crafting stuff for her, so if anything she would compete with the dwarves.That's what "stealing business" means, silly.
>>41720077I realise, but I found it weird he would want to steal business from the dwarves he wants to bro up with and do business with the racists.Hence my confusion.
Sorry about the lack of spider/harpy/kobold Smut everybody.Circadian rhythms been fucked to hell and back and I've lot a lot of drive to do anything other than sleep, eat, and read.I can't promise you an ETA on when I'll return to regularly shit up your threads with porn since I don't know myself. But I will. I will return and with it I will shower upon you all smut.
We should probably talk with the dwarves about forging and shit at some point. There's a mining guild rep right there.