"This isn't working at all. How'm I supposed to describe things like this?""I could knock a hole in the wall, maybe. So I could see inside?""A hole in the wall.""A temporary hole, yes."A mildly disgruntled dwarf in a smith's apron shakes his head furiously."There's no such thing as a temporary hole.""Sure there is. It is a hole that gets fixed up. Later.""By who?""Someone who can fix wood? I am only good with metal and stone, yes.""Then don't go offerin' to punch holes in it!"You sigh. You bypassed all the hard parts of this encounter- You met the dwarves, they even agreed to teach you a few things, you have free time- And now you've been held up by a literal sort of roadblock. Specifically, the fact that you are too large for the door. It's a bit irritating, all told. So, you focus your attention on the problem at hand- doing your best to ignore the crawling sensation on your shoulders that leaves you feeling like someone is speaking about you, somewhere. There's a solution to this, You're sure of it. You just need to put in a bit of effort.>Maybe if we moved to a different forge?>There has to be some sort of magic for this. >I give up. >Other (?)
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>>42381661>There has to be some sort of magic for this.
>>42381661>Other (?)Tunnel down then back up into the forge.
>>42381661>>There has to be some sort of magic for this.
>>42381661>>Other (?)Build a lava powered forge outside where they're staying. A proper spider sized one. You can put it all back later.
>>42381661>there has to be some sort of magic for this
>>42381661>>There has to be some sort of magic for this.WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
>>42381661is there, like, a window to the forge-area we can look through?
>>42381661Supporting >>42381723What could possibly go wrong?
>>42381661>>Other (?)Build an extra forge outside learn there
>>42381661>Other (?)Is the floor of the forge stone? Tunnel under the wall.
>>42381661>Maybe if we moved to a different forge?>Other: or I make a new one right here.
>>42381661>Maybe if we moved to a different forge?
>>42381661well you could either use your forge powers in the street or you could try using your earth magic to dig a hole under the forge and come up through the ground. We can just turn it into a basement for storage or even a second forge if they want.
>>42381766should be, a wood floor would be safety hazard
>>42381661>OtherEither tunnel in or build a new forge.Check whether one of your new abilities allows you to shrink or change shape just in case.
>>42381661>>There has to be some sort of magic for this.Guys, guys. Let's put the smithy on earthen stilts, and walk underneath the wooden bits. It's foolproof!
Amateur forge creation, Writing!
so, sarah is just in a hogwarts somewhere?How long do you think she'll stick around?
>>42382211until she can read the whole library.
>>42382234A few months-ish, then?
>>42382211Untill she runs out of books to read. . . I give it about a week tops.
>>42382245But what if there are further sections that require more years of study to access? The horrors of tradition.
>>42382243>>42382245>Level 51: WHAT DO YOU MEAN 'ONLY SENIORS IN THE ADVANCED SECTION'? HURRY IT UP THEN!how ever long it takes for Sarah to either advance or get stealthy enough to sneak in
>>42382279Like I said a week tops, she is magic spider after all.
>>42382315>she is magic spider after all.so she's great at melting things and blowing other things up, that's hardly the skill set one needs to get access to magic libraries( assuming one isn't chaotic stupid).I'm thinking a month minimum
>>42382437She's good at both magic and enchanting, I don't think she will be through in a week or so, but amonth seems likely.The real question is if she will take her roommate with her when she leaves and we got 3 spider led parties wandering the land.
Rolled 78 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>Other (?)Giant outdoor forge of spider superiornessAlso lava.(Test rolling)
Rolled 54 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>42382493MEDIOCRE
>>42382491>She's good at both magic and enchanting,everything she enchants explodes, says so on her character sheet. which is great if you want to be a sapper or demolitions, but less so if you actually wish to be an enchanter.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>42382507You where saying?
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>42382507WITNESS
>>42382437>so she's great at melting things and blowing other things upSaras magic rank is as high as Lyras spear skill.She is 'really' good at magic.
>>42382532>everything she enchants explodes.....Thats a joke anon.She is currently wearing a silk shirt she enchanted which obviously did not explode.
>>42382551how long before Sara starts trying to force people to obtain Lyra's mana disruption ability?
>>42382532>everything she enchants explodesIt doesn't? She even made a enchanted shirt that she wears. Not to mention it says her experiments explode not everything she enchants.Hell, she is better at enchanting than dad.
I really want Empress Arachne as the evolution of Tyrant, (assuming Queen being the Evolution of the Soveriegn.) We do not rule a council, We will beat up anyone who disagress. Followed by headpats. Headpats for all! All worship empress spiderbutt.
>>42382626>assuming Queen being the Evolution of the SoveriegnQueen Arachne is a 4th tier evo which we didn't qualify for.As far as I remember, REQm said the 5th and 6th have specific names rather than generic ones. So its not going to be Empress Arachne.
>>42382626"an iron fist in a velvet glove"and so the alliance between Elle and Lyra was formed
>>42382734Shouldn't it be "an iron fist in a silken glove" because of Elle?
>>42382760man, what the hell is velvet.I'm gonna go google that shit.
>>42382760>Velvet can be made from several different kinds of fibers, traditionally, the most expensive of which is silk. not really.
>>42382772>>42382760okay, I'm back.Apparently velvet is a type of material use, and not a material itself, and is commonly made from high quality fibers like silk, or synthetics.
>>42382760You can make velvet with silk though.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>42381952> An' what would this be, Ms.?> It's a magma forge, yes.> Too hot.> Huh?> Too hot, and no proper bellows ta work, neither. It'll scorch the steel. Won't be worth a damn.> B-but...> Coal, lass, wood, an' hop to it quick if'n you want a lesson.
>>42382734Isn't it already?It was Lyra that put Elle on the path to domination by giving her all these books and sewing supplies and girls of different body shapes to practice on.She enabled the fashion tyranny.
"Okay. What if I make a forge?""What?""What if I make a new forge. Right here, yes?""I don't- Can ya do that?""Yes?""Uh. Sure? I'll grab an anvil then."He vanishes into the building muttering about spiders, and you bring your power to bear on the road. You'll have to remember where everything was. So you can put it back. After.Chambers form, fill with magma, heat flushes the area. A tall smokestack puffs volcanic ash overhead, and you wait beside the cheerily burning 'forge' for your teacher. Oh, you almost forgot- A stone bucket forms, fills with water, and then you settle down. There's scraping and swearing, and other things associated with someone dragging a brick of solid metal through a house and out the door. The smith is sweating as he rights the anvil, pulling his hammer from a loop on his apron. "Alright. I can- I can work with this."______________________________________________________________You pick up all sorts tricks as you work. Alloys and something called welding but it isn't really welding? Forging is interesting. The sun is dipping low, though you've got your lava lamp forge, so it isn't too much of a problem. You're yawning, half coated in soot, and there's a rather sharp metal smell coming from everything- Whether that's from forging, or you, or your magma fountain, you aren't sure. You'll probably have to take a bath. Good thing you built one?"Alright- Skedaddle, kid. I can't keep this up.""Mhm."The dwarf puffs and wheezes and groans as he starts to drag his anvil back inside- You're tempted to tell him just to leave it. It's not like it'd be stolen. Not successfully, anyway. You wave a hand at your road interrupting forge, the whole thing slumping back into the ground, not even the slightest hint that it was ever there. Except for the fact that stones are too even and flat and smooth. But that doesn't actually matter, right? Noones going to complain about the road being too nice. Probably.
>>42382644>assuming REQM wasn't trolling on that post, and has everything planned out in meticulous detail. Massive props to REQM, but i just don't see them working out hundreds of spider variants and then just posting which ones we qualify for. More likely to be written in reverse where he looks at what we do, and then fleshes out paths in that direction.
>>42382644I think that we could possibly evolve into a tsuchigumo. Which is basically a huge earth spider with skulls, not sure what our fire a forge blessings will do to this though.
>>42382882You shuffle your butt back to the adventurers guild, waving at people giving you a thumbs up, and waving away people who are in your way. Maybe that bath can wait. Your friends greet you when you enter the room, and you answer with a smile and a faceplant into the middle of your bedding._________________________________________________________It's the first time in a long while that you didn't have to wake up early. And noone is knocking at the door, either. It's quiet, and calm, and everything is fluffy. Life is okay, for right now.>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving. >Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.>Sleep in. Sleep in hard. >Other (?)
>>42382901>>Sleep in. Sleep in hard.
>>42382892>but i just don't see them working out hundreds of spider variants and then just posting which ones we qualify forNo one said he would though? Where did you get that idea`?>More likely to be written in reverse where he looks at what we do, and then fleshes out paths in that direction.Yeah obviously, what else do you think he does? What does that have to do with what I wrote?>>42382901>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving. >Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.
>>42382901>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.
>>42382901>>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.
>>42382901man, what have we gotten done since we got here.We went to a ball and got forge lessons.We should plot our tourist trip all around the city, and plan our dungeon runs.
>>42382901>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving.
We need to see our Aunt before she tries to hunt us down.
>>42382901>>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.>Other (?)Let's go visit Aunty and Brij!.....it's time to introduce Moth to Bee and vice versa.
>>42382901>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.>Grab your shiny loot, find aunt and get her help to make it to cash, you need cash for plans
>>42382901>>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.Adventure!
>>42382901> Get up! The early spider gets the bear.
>wasn't there a dungeon we were interested in beating. . . I meam exploring?
>>42382926>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving.
>>42382926>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving. Hang out with Auntie and Bee princess a bit, then make dungeon preperations.
>>42382901>Sleep in. Sleep in hard.We'll certainly regret it, but indulging sounds good right now. Let Nin and Jin and Sheszka deal with the early morning things today.
>>42382901>>42382926adding>Let's go visit Aunty and BrijMight as well already start on it instead of getting another update before we actually do things.
>>42382901>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving. >Sleep in. Sleep in hard.make plans for after we wake up
>>42382901>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.>Other (Bath. We forged all day, and then dropped into a bed that is now covered in soot. With our friends who are now also covered in soot. Everyone in the Tub!)
>>42382901>>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.get up.water upget some food, and then proceed with our day(dungeon time?)
>>42382901>Other (?)>To aunts and bees.
>>42382901>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.Bears to eat, waterfalls to look at, aunts to annoy for pocket change, and dungeons to demolish.And crushing the pride of any adventurers who want to spar. It's obvious now that there are non-Arachne that can actually get a point on us; this is an abomination unto the eyes of Arachne and cannot be allowed to stand.
>>42383000>>42383040Addendum; >Aunts and Bees. (I wanna bully the bee now that we are not at a fancy ball. Also headpats.)
>>42382901>Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving. Family visits
>>42382901>Get up! The early spider gets the bear. You made up that saying.Make mental plans. For things to do when you feel like moving. PLANS!1) Enquire about super strong metal for new weapon.2) If found, make weapon from said metal.3) DUNGEON!
If Lyra is supposed to make plans, maybe some time for us to think about what we want to do when?I assume both aunt visit and potential weapon (re-)making needs to happen before the dungeon?Since we will need our aunt to make cash (being a merchant and all), probably aunt>shopping(combined with sightseeing)>forging>dungeon?
>>42382880ah, but Lyra only has the vaguest understanding of what she's wrought, and probably wont know the true extent until she heads home bearing gifts
>>42382901>Other (?)We never took the bath.That bed must be filthy.FILTHY
>>42383114>but Lyra only has the vaguest understanding of what she's wroughtI think she understood the full terror of what she unleashed when she got the corset put on.
Get up, wake up, gooooWriting!
>>42383111Shouldn't we ask the dwarves for advice on materials for our new Weapon?They were kind enough to teach us new forging techniques, so maybe they know of special metals and alloys that have the properties we want?>>42383115Don't we get room service? Can't we just ask for clean linens?
>>42383114I hope we get some good ones by the time that spider festival happens.I think we're heading back home in time to catch it.
>>42383159>They were kind enough to teach us new forging techniques, so maybe they know of special metals and alloys that have the properties we want?I heavily assume thats among the things they already taught Lyra which we just weren't told. Because I see no reason why they wouldn't.But we can visit them and ask if Lyra or aunt really have no idea.
>>42383160>I think we're heading back home in time to catch it.That is tremendously unlikely, given it happens in autumn, which should be around now. I don't think we will be back within the next few months.
http://www.spiderzrule.com/legends.htm for anyone interested in info on tsuchigumo
>>42383160>I think we're heading back home in time to catch it.Lyra was born somtimes in spring, which was 5 months ago. A few weeks/months ago we had a summer festival and the wake at the ruins in sometimes autum. No, its extremly unlikely we will be back in time for that, most likely we are in the elflands around that time.
>>42383208>>42383267aw maaaan, I wanted to see the festival.We should at least write home at some point, then.And by home, I mean hope the adventurer's guild can find a gaggle of spiders strewn across the land with our letters.
>>42383267>we had the first one a couple months ago>ergo we have almost a year to get backHow do you get that we won't.Getting back in time for it is exactly the plan!
>>42383483The problem with that is that we will likely come back home somewhere next year spring/early summer and will make our journey towards the dwarven lands before autumn because we won't sit on our big spider butt for several months doing nothing.Timing it so we arrive exactly around the time of the wake (and I'm not even sure Lyra knows thats a thing) is pretty awkward.I mean, at some point in the future it might happen, but it all depends on how long and far Lyra travels. Probably won't be within the next few years.
>>42383545Dude. We made plans. We are getting there, on time, for the big family meet. We can get to elflands and back even faster than that, and maybe even make a dwarf trip before that arrives.And even then, there's still stuff to do in the forest.Hunting the mysterious night dangers.Exploring the ruins.Visit the wendigo again.Find Seranthis.It ain't gonna be boring.
>>42383691>Dude. We made plans. We are getting there, on time, for the big family meet.There is no big family meet, nor did we make any plans on a time table for our return.
>>42383691I have no idea why you get so pissy, chill man. He just eloborated on some logistical problems.
>>42383703We totally fucking did promise for all of us wanderers to get back for the festival.>>42383740Because he's stupidly exaggerating the problems that barely at all exist.
>>42383774>Because he's stupidly exaggerating the problems that barely at all exist.No one is exegerrating anything, across the lengths of a continent takes time, so traveling so that you arrive in time for something that is a year away takes planning, there is no reason to get this upset over it.
Just a simple reminder to everyone, we don't need to rush about doing this and that, working ourselves into a tizzy. Let's slow down, learn, let Shezzy heal up, train up the Moth and Snek Scarf, lighten our loot and profit, and rearm ourselves for the first dungeon this city has to offer.
>>42383740this is REQM's players being pissy? wow, better up the dosage on that Xanax, gals.
>>42383774>We totally fucking did promise for all of us wanderers to get back for the festival.I don't even remember the ruins wake ever having been mentioned IC, when was that?
>>42383835Sure there is worse, I'm just confused why he gets so upset over smethin so trivial.He is nearly like the metal spider fag.
>>42383774don't worry, I'm sure we'll make it for either this or the next planned festival.
>>42383831>this I agree no need to wptk ourselves up. I'd forgotten that shezzy was hurt maybe we should have her see a healer first before any dungeon crawling.
>>42383831>Let's slow downWe're being pretty slow right now. We haven't even gotten to the shopping yet, let alone to the several days it will take to equip everyone.
>>42383921We actually asked Ren to find a healer for us, didn't we?Maybe we should ask how the search went.
>>42383870>though caps of an unknown metal, and veins of the same now decorate her legs and fingers.while we aren't as metal was we could have been, we are an Alloyed spider
>>42383971Not really, we are a metal-decorated spider at most.
>>42383971Thats like saying I'm a alloyed human because I got a titanium screw in my hand.
>>42384009Why don't we all agree that we're so Metal of a spider that we'd fit on the cover of a Metal Album?
>>42384035We're certainly that sort of metal.Lyra would only be more metal if she would wield a giant axe that doubles as gitarre.
"The early spider gets the bear." You mutter to yourself, swimming through an ocean of sheets to find solid ground.It's a complete lie, of course. The saying. You don't need to be early to get a bear. You can show up whenever you want, as long as you show up where bears are. It's more that the phrase is so ingrained, and you just used it in conjunction with your own interests as a sort of motivational- No, wait, none of this matters at all. You can't even get bears in town apparently. What a travesty.You haul yourself upright before long, 'enjoying' the subtle effect of six crossed eyes. Two was disorienting enough. You arrange your friends as best you can so they don't fall off, and head for the baths. It's sort of early. They shouldn't be that busy.___________________________________________________________________________You forgot that adventurers don't actually keep hours. There is no nine-to-five dungeon shift. Or maybe there is, but everyone probably thinks that guy is a weirdo. Laughter and voices and the sounds of water trickle through the drapes blocking each door- they skipped on the doors and opted for something more simple apparently. You let yourself in, shucking clothes, other peoples clothes, whatever is in your way- And then you haul everyone into the water. The blessedly warm and nice water. How did people live before baths?It was probably terrible. You're glad it's over. On their behalf.
>>42384071You dunk your head a few times, rinsing your hair clean, combing it out with your fingers and getting the soot out of it. Maybe a bandanna or a hat is in order when you're in the forge. Something, anyway. Your friends wake one by one, slowly starting to clean themselves, or you, or each other. Sheszka is keeping just her nose above the water, sitting lower and letting it run over her completely- Nin and Jin are happy to help scrub your shell apparently. All of it for Nin, and a particular skull socket for the harpy. Ezzy is a lazy snake, but she starts to wake up when you scrub her. Maybe you can give her something to do. There's a lot of things that need doing. >Family visit!>Dungeons. >Visit the town. Shop. See the sights!>Other (?)
>>42384071>You can't even get bears in town apparently.Oh while we're at inane pet grievances.TAVERN-EATINGFAGS BTFO!B T F O
>>42384100>>Family visit!Gotta get the Nin/Bee visit over with
>>42384100>>Family visit!Let's get the hyperventilating royaltyphile bug girls out of the way.
>>42384100> Family visit!
>>42384100>>Family visit!>>Visit the town. Shop. See the sights!Shopping with family? A merchant like her should be able to give us a tour of the city.
>>42384100>Family visit!Though, shopping is goddamn tempting.No dungeons until the wolf heals, which means we will wind up sitting on our ass for some time later on.
>>42384100>Family visit!we can let the princess babysit Nin...Wait...
>>42384171But can an elven trader negotiate a discount from a dwarven Smith?
>>42384184I see nothing wrong with this plan
>>42384264If not, we got two excited insects that will convince them to give us a royalty discount.
>>42384100>Family visit!Also, REQM, I assume we talked about different types of metal during our lesson with the Dwarf. What kinds of super strong metals are there/what can we get in this city?Would be good to know for planning out the next stage.
Does the princess bee honestly believe we are royalty, or is she just playing? It would be amusing to see someone just fucking around with us instead of gaping and scheming.
>>42384100>DungeonsWe just took a bath, so might as well ruin that clean feeling immediately.
Family it is! Writing!
>>42384387>It would be amusing to see someone just fucking around with usWe see that nearly every thread with Nin though.
>>42384100>visit with family, shop for gear (new weapons, and armor for the group)
>>42384387Well in the eyes of the various nobles of the realm as well as the asshats of the south we just declared ourselves Queen so....
>>42384440Eh, I'm pretty sure some part of her is dead serious. She wants the forest civ back pretty hard.
>>42384465I blame the Moth thos is definitely her fault.
why is it so difficult to find good arachne pictures?
>>42384467>Eh, I'm pretty sure some part of her is dead serious.Yeah, but a large part of her also just does it to mess with Lyra.Its a win-win, either she had fun with messing with Lyra, or she had fun messing with lyra and actually gets a Queen.
Rolled 1 (1d8)>>42384489Because they're basically hard-locked to fetishistic softcore porn and/or evil antagonist figures.
>>42384489Most people do not like spiders.
Anyone think we should talk to our friends about remembering our past life? If this has happened to us it must have happened to others, maybe this is more common than we think atm.
>>42384489Except it's not though?
>>42384575>Anyone think we should talk to our friends about remembering our past life?I'm pretty sure we've been over this several times, and I doubt the overall opinion of "Why bother? It doesn't matter to anything anymore" has changed since the last time.
>>42384575HAHA WOW TIME FOR THIS DISCUSSION AGAIN
>>42384545I like how she basically has hairy human legs
>>42384575>maybe this is more common than we think atmWell, we know OOC its not that common, because the fate goddess told us its unusual. Though Lyra IC doesn't remember that dream.But honestly, when was the last time Lyra even thought about her past life? She has pretty much left it behind. So until something happens that makes it relevant, I say let it be. Nothing good would come out of bringing it up and its kinda hard to explain to others.
>>42384601I'm not saying it really matters at all, but it could lead to interesting encounters if we go lookong for others like us.
>>42384575Nope. All of the nope. Not even trying are you? Can't be bothered to go ask at a temple or something, it has to be all or fucking nothing.
>>42384644Some time ago REQM said he has plans that involve Lyras reincarnation thing, and it has been already been woven into the quest.So we have to wait unti/if that ever goes anywhere.
>>42384637Didn't Nin figure out how to make orange soda a few threads ago? I know we had something fizzy.
>>42384677Hmm well okay then.
>>42384681>Didn't Nin figure out how to make orange soda a few threads ago?She has figured out how to make fizzy drinks, yes. Don't know what that has to do with the topic though.
>>42384681Fizzy drinks are a Moth specialty.
>>42384703>But honestly, when was the last time Lyra even thought about her past life?So like a few days ago, in story.
>>42384601But there's a murder mystery to solve!...though really, I see no reason to rush in bringing it up. Let's just take it as it goes, methinks.>>42384637>But honestly, when was the last time Lyra even thought about her past life? Earlier in this thread, briefly comparing the disorienting effects of three pairs of eyes to just one.
>>42384720>should market that shit make all the money.
>>42384637>When was the last time Lyra even thought about her past life>her remarks just above where she mentions that having two cross-eyes was disorienting enough, let alone six
>>42384749>But there's a murder mystery to solve!I still wonder if that will ever come up.I still say Aria did it!
>>42384637I'm kinda waiting for the necromancer/soul magic baddie. Though in all seriousness, I hope it becomes useful at some point. Vague metaknowledge aside, it's almost irrelevant to the quest thus far.
>>42384781Makes me wonder if we had a creepy stalker little sister type. She'd have been caught on camera maybe the executed her and she is somewhere in this world raining down yandere death.
>>42384779>>42384749I'm not sure if you are being oblivious on purpose or really not realise that he obviously meant thinking about personal stuff because thats the shit that actually matters.
>>42384798I summon your past life to fight you, because if you're this bad ass in less that a year...nothing went as planned
You know, I'm going to laugh when we visit the dwarves then realize they've invented induction powered rail carts for their mines. Lyra will end up cowering in a corner as dwarves go flying by on their daily tasks.
>>42384815>Makes me wonder if we had a creepy stalker little sister type.I think Lyra would have thought about her at some point.
>>42384845Yeah, that would be the stupidest way to do it. Unless pastself is wielding sufficiently advanced dakka.
>>42384815that was Canon RE:Monster. stalker sis shivs Rou when he's a human, and later is implied to be the female goblin that Rou teams up with as a goblin
>>42384884The actual light novel just seems like a virtually simulated, masturbatory fantasy because it was programmed to be such by his insane, yandere stalker, who's keeping his brain alive in a jar.
>>42384884I know that's why I brought it up.
>>42384798>I'm kinda waiting for the necromancer/soul magic baddieWe encountered one already. Aria fell on him. And then through him.
>>42384942That sounds like whats going on to me too.
You should visit your family, you decide. Before you burrow into a dungeon, preferably. You don't really want to return to the surface to find weeks have gone by and they've left, or something. So you'll solve that by going now.You know where Auris' apartment is. You've got directions, and the keen unerring spider directional sense to guide you!You can do this.______________________________________________________________You couldn't do it. Nin asked for directions though, so technically, your pride is intact. You weren't lost, you were sightseeing. That's something people do!All the time, in fact!Half the townsfolk are sightseeing, in fact! They keep staring at you. You are a sight, now. You'd very much like to get inside.Your Aunt's current temporary residence, thankfully, is far larger than the dwarves. So can get inside.Though if you couldn't, there'd likely have been some issues. Maybe a headline or two.'Giant Spider Scales Homes, Hisses at Cat!''Monster Spider Perches on Roof, Wears Skull!'Thinking about it, you might be a headline already.Aunty is quick to answer the door, a few knocks all it takes before it's being pulled wide open, a grinning elf waiting inside."G'morning, Kiddo! Come on in!"You step inside, careful of- Well, everything- and greet her."I think it is afternoon, yes?""Afternoon is when I say it is. It starts a few hours after I get out of bed, and definitely not before coffee."You smile. "No, I am thinking that it starts at midday, and ends when the sun starts to set.""Pfft. Never. So, who're your friends?""The snake necklace is Esmerelda, the harpy is Jin, the wolf is Sheszka, and the moth is Nin. Don't listen to Nin.""Hey!""She can't be trusted, yes."Your aunt laughs lightly at the now frowning moth, sidestepping for a better view of your passengers.
>>42385113"You're all from the forest, right? Don't all the races live in different parts?""Mhm. Harpies at the edge, wolves across the river, spiders near the old city, Lamia are far into the woods, wendigo are even further.""And the moths?""Moths are a secret, yes.""Eh, that's fair. Do you want some coffee? I was having it brewed before I came down.""Apparently coffee gets arachne drunk, yes.""Huh. That sounds pretty fun. Is that a yes or a no?""I think you might be a bad influence.""I think you mighta been doomed from the start with Erics, to be honest.">Coffee?>Nah. And>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?>Other (?)
>>42385137>Coffee?>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385137>>Nah.>>Ask about the Elflands!
>>42385137>Nah. We don't remember the lat time we were drunk. We WANT to be remembering things here.>Share stories. Get some in return.>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?
>>42385137>Nah.>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385137>Nah.>Share stories. Get some in return.>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?
>>42385137> Coffee?> But later on... In the evening.> Share stories.
>>42385137> Ask all the things, and let Auntie get you drunk on coffee, I mean whats the worst that can happen right?
>>42385137>Nah.I'd prefer we remember the things we heard here>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?
>>42385137>>Coffee?Just a little.>Ask about the Elflands!Are there floating Islands? I bet there are floating islands. I bet they're mystical as shit.
>>42385137>Nah.>Share stories. Get some in return.>Hug Aunt.
>>42385137>Nah. Maybe later(we have to watch the moth)>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?
>>42385137>Coffee?>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385137>Nah>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385137https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc>Coffee?a little>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385137>Coffee?Can't turn down family>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385137>Nah.>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.>The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?
Stories and Elves but not intoxicants please I am a little spider.Writing!
>>42385137>Nah. >The bee isn't hiding anywhere, is she?
>>42385419>Inb4 Nin learns to make coffee/caffine power
>>42385419>I am a little spiderLIES! We are a Giant Spider thank you very much!
Over a year we've been talking about coffee and this is what happens
>>42385137>Nah.>Ask about the Elflands!>Share stories. Get some in return.
>>42385498Over year a vocal minority has obsessed over some minor trivia thing.Seriously, its shitty meme level by now. At some point Lyra will have a evening free or some time for cutting loose for a night, and then she can get smashed on coffee.But doing it when she needs to get shit done and breakable things are around is just pointless.
>>42385488all things are relative, after all compared to Seranthis we are a little spider
>>42385498it's because it's still morning, anon.You don't drink coffee in the morning. You drink it at night.
Whoops.Dinner related delays, I'll be back.
REQM do you have any Squid related evolution? My players are assholes who play too much splatoon
>>42385662Here's what you do, Tell them to go fuck themselves.
>>42385733they just wanna be a kid and a squid and a kid and a squid and a kid now, then a squid now, then a kid now, anon. why do you have to be so heartless?
>>42385662Punish them by making them evolve into octopi
>>42385662Branching paths, sticky or inky.
>>42386015Inquiring minds would like to know.
I'm back!>>42385662I dunno. Kraken, Scylla, Sea witch?Give em a sister and make them sirens, see if they catch on.
>>42385662Hagfish evolution. Do it.
>>42386015>>42386193Not quest, I'm running a new game with the Mothia guys and they went full kid squid kid on me in the first session
>>42386226Those guys are peachy keen. Good luck to them.
>>42386226Start em off as cuttlefish merfolk have them work their way to kraken.
>>42386226Are there any records of these, if yes then where?
>>42386288Throughout the earlier RE:monster threads, the mothfia's exploits were documented for historical purposes.
>>42386226Reminds me of the time I showed up to a Hell on Earth campaign and there were talking magical ponies. Good group. The ponies added a surprising amount
>>42386226I'd recommend giving them an assortment of possible evolutions based on Octopi, Jellyfish, and of course, squid.Unique characteristics to play around with would involve poison, suckers, hard shells (think ominite), sheer size upgrades, and bio-luminescence.Also, this:http://mentalfloss.com/article/53592/11-remarkably-cool-squids
Since I'll probably be back to share stories of the 3rd regiment 6th splatoon (Yes that is what they decided on) I should mentions it's become a WWI setting because these fuckers can;t let me have my goddamn fantasy world, still it's gonna be fun
>>42386359One enemy/rival character should be a mantis shrimp monstergirl/guy.
>>42385662In my experience the best way to sidetrack a party from a retarded idea, is to meet them halfway with a less retarded one. They must be ink-squid? Runic squid mage w/ bioluminecense.
>>42386387...dude, do you know how OP that would be?A regular-sized mantis shrimp can punch a person's finger off. Putting one up to ~human sized would make them a living tank.
>>42386451So they're the BBEG or rival or something, then. Make them a glass cannon essentially. Tone down the speed of the punches for realism, so they're dodgeable or you can bait it out with ink or etc.
>>42386451They are like mobile artillery. A mission where they have to recruit one/take one down could be really fun.
>>42386451Mantis shrimp monk?Though scaling up somethings size does not necessarily give you the same increase in physical capabilities.
Also for enemies aside from the octerians I have, some shark people, the crustation alliance, Jellyfish city states, and the secret enemies of all marine life, the deep whale.Any other ideas?
>>42386529dolphin anarchists/bandits? Minoturtle ( I have no idea how it would work but it made me laugh)?
>>42386612Dragon turtle https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_turtle
>>42386529Anglerfish mindflayer analogues? Probably closer to beholder, really.
>>42386648I think I should have said turtletaur? merperson but a sea turtle.
>>42386612>minoturtle>come across a giant-ass turtle shell, knock on it>some dude starts crawling out of it>stops halfway out, asks you to please stop punching his spine
>>42386527>Though scaling up somethings size does not necessarily give you the same increase in physical capabilities.Shut the fuck up.
>>42386675That makes alot more sense than the shit I got googling minoturtle
>>42386387Oh god the mantis shrimp. These are true facts about the mantis shrimp...https://youtu.be/F5FEj9U-CJM
>>42386529> Mantis shrimp raiders: disorganized, primitive, yet somehow fabulous berserkers. Always looking for bigger monsters to fight and easily distracted by pretty colors.> Greater Rays: Intelligent races use them as mounts> Corallites: They are a race of slow moving, long lived creatures that live in cluster in great coral shelves.> Merpeople: Enough said> Humans: Land dwellers are always interesting> Monkeys: Monkey people living on tropical islands> Tucans: Stupid, fabulous harpies
>>42386529Needs asshole dolphins. Perhaps they hint at Deep Whale connection. The Mammalian conspiracy runs deeper than any ocean depths.Confederacy of Krill who refused to join the crustation alliance due to unequal representation. (They individually massively outnumber the Crabs/Shrimp/Loberstes and wanted 1:1 voting)Honestly i'd go with a pretty dark/bleak wartime plot, perhaps a bit Noir.
>>42386393Glowy ink...Also, for a thing I want to make, I've always entertained the idea of a psionic race of cephalo-people
>>42386745>dark/bleak wartime plot, perhaps a bit Noir.I could try, but it would all be in vain, this is the group that set up a squirrel breeding program with sex drugs and promptly forgot about it in favor of booze
>>42386793I fully expect campy, wartime fun.
>>42386529Check out Subnautica. Got a lot of weird/horrible/awesome/terrifying/deadly/humorous things for sealife concepts. My favorite is the Reefback, a giant squid/jellyfish thing that has a reef...on its back. yeah.
>>42386824They already have a flag for thier splatoon
>>42386793If it's still the same game make them pay for their negligence.Have them be attacked by a swarm of horny squirrels.I'm talking about so much squirrel that they're knee deep in humping furry rodents.
>>42386709Anon, where are the crab-people.
>>42386793You could give them something that could be found in a MGS-prequel
>>42381661i'm not sure where i'm at in this quest, i left when the head-patting became too much for me nut i think it was right before leaving on an adventure when we had the skull on our butt, we had been at the place where we fought a giant something as well and met the race that healed the wolf girl. anyone remember approximately when this was?
>>42386881He asked for other factions. I'm guessing the crustacean alliance includes crab people, lobster people, hilarious little muscle people, and is conspicuously missing the shrimp, who are otherwise preoccupied hunting sea dragons or trying to burn down the ocean.
>>42386914The archive could tell you. Honestly, no sense asking other people to do your research for you in the time it would take you to look.
>>42385295I watched this video over 20 times by now.it still got a chuckle out of me.
>>42386914Read the archives catch up it's been a pretty good read so far.
>>42386793Take their happyness. The things they enjoy.Then crush it as invaders push them out of the city. Have their hometown burn, and the memories and loved ones crurmble around them. Force them to choose which fun NPC's they save as they let the other bleed out. Humiliate them, and give them a message, that all shall fall to the claw. If your players have time to do random aimless pointless shit(and not the constructive type), you aren't being a big enough asshole.
>>42386919So shrimp are mothia?also: crab people, crab people, crab people, crab people...
>>42386975>that all shall fall to the clawFound the shrimp person, anons.
>>42387016This person is clearly a Moth. Do not listen to them. They talk crazy.
>>42386709Try as they might, the shrimp people could never manage to establish overly large tribes. Every time their population got beyond a certain point, it just seemed that a giant free-for-all punch out became exponentially more likely.
>>42386954Oh god I just watched it. what..I...I don't even...
>>42387090So shrimp have tantrum spirals?
>>42386975reading this gave me a cut on the eye. I'm one shave away from becoming arab Nick Fury. that's how edgy your post is.
>>42387162holy shit anon you shave your eye? as a twinkie, I've never had facial hair, really.
>>42387162Lol, point made. But still, if players are breeding rodents for fun, you need to start hitting them with Oh-shit moments so they spend their time accomplishing things. Fucking around isn't necisarrily bad if you are accomplishing things, or making for good characterization and story. but pants on head retarded moments need to be stopped if that isn't the type of game you want to run, and reality needs to pimp slap the a few times for dicking around instead of doing things.
>>42387284For reference that was the same game I let the Gay Moth Seduce Death in order to keep his terminally ill noble butterfly girl friends with an arranged marriage alive
>>42387319I do not think i could play in your games. I tend to like fun wrapped in a layer of serious buisness. I've got a reality ending setting where my players are trying to make a kingdom beset on all sides by death. Their last encounter they met MinMin the fairy princess, who demanded a story, and then put them all in an illusion to live through the story i made the players make up for her on the spot.
>>42387319...at this point it's at least half your fault. You're coddling them, of course it's gonna end up all fluffy.
"I think I will refuse the coffee, in any case."She shrugs."Ah well. There's still plenty of time for that, I suppose."Leading you through the building, you're ushered to a small pile of cushions, a comfy pseudo-chair for you on the floor. You settle in, and your Aunt drops a pillow across from you, sitting cross legged behind a coffee table.A literal coffee table, as there is coffee atop it. Even the smell is doing something to you- it's probably a good idea that you skipped out."So!""So?""To what do I owe this most joyous visitation?""Um. You are my aunt, and I thought we could talk?""Eh? Is that it?""I guess if I stayed at the guild again, I might end up fighting the duke or his sister? Again. Maybe.""Ooh. That sounds fun.""They are both insane, yes.""So you've got that in common, then!""Less sarcasm, more stories, please.""No promises. What do you want to hear about?"She acts less like an aunt, and more like an older sister. Maybe it isn't strange that Dad left home."How about the elflands? Or Dad. Dad stories would be fun, yes.""Alright. But I wanna hear stories back, then.""Mhm."She taps her lip with one finger as she thinks about something, and you take a second to scan the room. No bees today, apparently.
>>42387423Maybe you're actually lucky for once?"Let's see here... Did he tell you about when he started magic?""Not really? He- Um. Well, he didn't know arachne hatched and grew quite so fast. Yes.""Oh, Gods.""It was only a few weeks?""That's- That's pretty bad.""Was he like that before?""Sort of? Elves are bad with time. The magic thing- He went to study, y'know? At the Firescarn itself.""That's the fire magic thing, right? Where the elements are stronger?""Yeah. He kept studying there, for like, a week I think?""That doesn't seem too bad?""He didn't bring any food. And he apparently skipped sleeping for half of it.""Ah.""Yeah, we picked him up facedown in the dirt. And then he tried to go back the next day, and mom tied him to the bed.""I see.""But he figured out how to use magic, and burnt the ropes with fire.""The ropes... on him.""Yup.""That seems like a bad idea.""Haha, yeah. He torched his room. And he was a little crispy, I guess. Then mom went to guard and got manacles, so that was that for a bit.""I do not think I was ever that bad, yes. I always ate.""She's not mentioning the part where she eats giant monsters, and she got in trouble for fighting them.""That was only once! It was a stupid bear. And I had to train for weeks, yes!"You can't trust moths. You can't trust moths at all.
>>42387438I'm going to have to end it here.I'll apologize for today- I thgought I'd have free time, but every time I sit down someone else needs something, and away I go. Thursday should be better, and I should be able to run again,hopefully without interruptions. I'll answer questions and all that as usual.
>>42387467Did the dwarves actually tell us about Magical metals and alloys, or was it just some mundane forging techniques?
>>42387467it's cool man, real life happens. thanks for running.Can we get some of those coffee beans/grounds/whatever for later?
>>42387467Thanks for the fun run REQM! So how long until a group of heroes lead by a young prince are dungeon diving and come across Lyra and friends also dungeon diving and mistake her for the Dungeon Boss?
>>42387467Thanks for running.Did Lyra learn about what sort of unusual metals/alloys to look out for for making new weapons?Does Lyra know about the arachne gathering at the ruins in autumn?
Good night! Thanks for running!
>>42387467Thanks for running while you could.
>>42387423You know how when Lyra drank alcohol she only got sort of half drunk? like, no hangovers, no real ill after-effects? what if when she drinks coffee, it works differently on each of her parts? like, her spider-half gets drunk, and her human-half gets hyper? >a giant spider staggers around the room, trying to do everything
>>42387467Thanks for running.What was Nin's reaction to seeing the crown, before she kept selling the spider patches?
>>42387467also thanks for running mate.>no captcha, a finger is not a food.
>>42387467Thanks for running boss, see you next time.
>>42387467No worries at all. Thanks for running! Hopefully we can headpat/Bully the bee next time. For we are Lyra Tyrant of Headpats.
>>42387489They did!You'll have to find the metal on your own, though.>>42387494You can ask, if you like.>>42387510Probably five minutes into the first attempt?>>42387512She did, and she doesn't.She promised to try and be back for winter, not autumn.>>42387527>>42387530Thanks for playing!
>>42387667Just read some of the pastebin stuff, and it occurred to me: can Lann fly if she does her ranger thing with a harpy? Because that sounds hilariously OP. Also thanks for running!
>>42387667>try to be back for winterI can deal with that.We show off by making an amazing snow-arachne while they are all making boring snow-men.snow arachnes don't work well
>>42387467thanks again for running.can we get a character sheet update?
>>42387548I was planning to differentiate them! You'll have to wait and see.>>42387552Thanks for playing! Nin was exceptionally pleased to see you wearing it and fighting rulers.>>42387575>>42387576>>42387615Thanks for playing!
>>42387718>snow-arachneMaybe not snow, what about ice?
We *might* be back in time for Spider gathering, as once we visit elf's, we need to re-kidnap our elf to go on adventurers with us. Her elf-fangs came in after all.
Anybody got a picture of the world map to hand? I need it for reasons
>>42387767I was planning on cheating by just making a large orb and carving legs onto the outside of it.
>>42387703Probably, but she'd replace her arms. It'd be hard for her to use a bow.>>42387750I'll try!
>>42387817Thanks for running
>>42387767Sheszka can make good ice, yes
>>42387779Here you go!
>>42387982its kinda small actually, now that i look at it. are there other continents on this world?
If people are a bit leery about the effects of hot coffee, we could try the much weaker hot chocolate.Still has caffeine, but waaaay less.
>>42388305The scale might be larger than you think, and I'm sure there are other continents.
>>42388338We need someone to find the older map which had like I think two or three other land masses/Islands.
>>42388382Man that brings back memories.
Well hey guess what guys? I found where Lizard Quest is!Now we've got a third destination!
>>42387419...said the guy playing this very quest.
>>42387817>Probably, but she'd replace her arms. It'd be hard for her to use a bow.That would go over well.