RE:Monster EX RecapYou are, at present, in a dungeon. Which, rather than the traditional ten foot room, is something approaching a pocket dimension, watched over by some sort of god and/or divine-type being. You are currently in the process of being a giant spider- An Arachne, to be specific. You are also currently in the process of fighting off what appears to be hordes of invaders. From different time periods. In the midst of a village that is also a mish-mash of time periods. There's a lot of 'currently' to process. How did you wind up here, anyway?"You were really excited about the dungeon, and wanted to go as soon as possible?"Ah.You're doing the thinking out loud thing. "You're still doing it.""Thank you, Nin.""You're welcome.""It was more of a metaphorical question, yes.""Yes? You start from the beginning with those, right?""What? No, a metaphoe is a-""The Queen's legend starts as all do! With humble beginnings, born in a mighty forest, far afield-"You've made a terrible mistake. >This is a recap thread! I'm a bit out of practice.>We'll be covering the story so far- Please select a viewpoint you're interested in as they come up!>The Early Days>Mom>Sara>Aria>Other(?)
>>47628845Announcements: twitter.com/REQMXQ&A: ask.fm/REQMCharacter Sheet and Misc:http://pastebin.com/u/REQMArchive:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Re-Monster
>>47628845>SaraWelcome back Big Spider!
>>47628845>SaraI want to vote for Aria kind of but Sara wins out in the end. As she should.
>>47628845Hi REQM>AriaI wanna see her go from smug big sister to not so smug middle sister.
>running on /tg/Good man.
>>47628845>>Other(?)NinWelcome back REQM! Time to go find spider pics.
>>47628845>>MomWelcome back headpatsimqm!
>>47628845>AriaDon't make me choooooooose
A reminder for those with bad long term memories.
>>47628845>>MomWe must see how mom thought of our childhood.ALSO THANK GOD YOU'RE BACK
It looks like Sara is taking it by a thread!Writing!>>47629088>>47628972>>47628969>>47628949>>47628900I'm glad to be back!
>>47628845>AriaYou're not dead!This is the happiest night this year so far!
>>47629139>It looks like Sara is taking it by a thread!You'd think that would be Elle's thing, though with Sara one can only hope she doesn't blow it up.Also I found a new snek.
>>47629176but there's no sense of scale, so how can we tell if it's a scarf snek?
>>47628845>>47629139Welcome back.Also: Sara>>47628969>headpatsim
>>47629201>>47629176That snake is not a scarf, it's a belt
>>47629218Now if only we could get Spark back as well.
>>47629212>obligatory reminder that headpats are gateway drug to heavy petting
>>47629355Yes we need more Nin art...and dammit Deme's running at the same time AAHHHH!
>>47629386Lyra can stop anytime she wants, she said so herself
>>47629386Lyra has no issues whatsoever in giving headpats thank you very much yes.
YESSSSSSSSSSSS BEST SPIDER TIME!!!! Glad to see your back REQM!
>>47629386Nin's already been heavily petted (on the head) so it's all right.
She was there from the very start. From when you first opened your eyes. You remember when Mom named you. All of you- Your brothers and sisters, together. She was first. First hatched, first named. Mom called her Lyra. You were last. Hatched and named. And you were called Sara. It's the first time that Lyra stuck in your mind, to be honest. As Mom set you down in the nest, her smile matching yours, Lyra was watching you, and odd, almost sad look on her face. You didn't understand. You still don't, even now. Your sister was very strange when she was young.Well.More strange, maybe. A different kind of strange. You can remember her looking triumphanty down at you all from her freshly made web, seconds before your brothers demolished it.And you remember the one night she seemed so small- The only time, really. She's so large in your memories. In reality too, mind you- But when she stood in front of that gnome, guarding you, and forever on from that point, she's always seemed to stand so much taller than you. Like the tree you lived in. If she was there, it was safe. You didn't have to worry. Which is why you'll never be able to forget her crying. Kicking and struggling and sobbing quietly as you held her, patted her head like Mom did for you all until she quieted, crying into your shoulders. You never really spoke about it. Never asked. But you were there for her, just that once, and she has been there for you ever since. You're away at school now. And you miss her sometimes. But you'll stay strong, and try hard. And you'll be there if she ever cries again. She's your big sister. _________________________________________________________
>>47629677"How do you even know about the gnome?!""I asked! What kind of herald doesn't know about the history of their country?""There is no country! I am not a queen!""It's only a matter of time! Long Live the Queen! Long Live the Thunderbreaker!""What. No!""For even as the wolf marched ever closer-""What is this? Did you memorize this? Have you been practicing this?!">Mom>Lia>Jin>Other(?)
We should pick mom once we start talking about training.And Aria for the dungeon
>>47629692>>JinMost formative moment for this relationship
>>47629766Yeah, Mom could only narrate being scared because of the wolf here, which i don't think is as interesting as some later bits for her.
>>47629692>>47629760Joke aside I take>JinThis is the most important part of their friendship afterall. Not much Mom relevant moments here.
>>47629677Fine fineI'll Change >>47629767 to>Jin
>>47629766I think it'd be best to pick Mom's perspective for the moth-rescue and evolution, because I think that's the first time she really realized Lyra was batshit insanely ahead of the growth curve and not just unlucky and stubborn like with the wolf
>QuestDrone returns last Sunday>REQM returns this SundayIs this the real life?
>>47629851>I think it'd be best to pick Mom's perspective for the moth-rescue and evolutionAh shit. I'm kinda torn, I want Moms internal monologue when Lyra evolves, but I also want to see moth resuce end from Nins perspective.
>>47629877Why not Both? they seem like they'd be separate events?
>>47629877Hopefully thats two parts.
>>47629877>>47629894I grouped them together because it was convenient, but yeah, >>47629907 has the right of it that it could also easily be two parts
>>47629926it could go either way, its either Moth resuce ending with evo, or something starting with evo going into Lyras crazy hunting phase.
Jin wins this one!Writing!
>>47629957Ooooh, peacock burd.
>>47629969>>47629957but peahens are brown
>>47629677Am I reading too much into this or does that mean Sara told Nin about Lyras nightmare back then?
Alright so now all we need is for Crusty Jones to get healthy and then we can have the best summer ever.
>>47629978That's because it's probably a trap.
>>47630004reading too much probably
>>47630034>webmWhat a fucking asshole.
>>47629978Well there are no male harpies right? I legitimately cant recall. So a colorful coat would make sense to attract human males.
>>47630029Its surprisingly not.>>47630088>Well there are no male harpies right? I legitimately cant recall.We haven't seen one sofar.
>>47630086That webm is why REQM needed to take a break for so long, some asshole have no respect for spiders
>>47630034And that's when you break out the hairs spray and lighter.
>>47630088>Well there are no male harpies right?I think there are males of all monster races, it's just Jin's dad is human, and that's the only harpy family Lyra knows personally
>>47630169There are.Lyra has brothers after all.
>>47630267>There are.>Lyra has brothers after all.There being male arachne doesn't prove there are male harpies.
>>47630288Male harpies are just rare.
>>47630304We don't know, is the point. We have nothing but conjecture on it, given we have never seen nor heard of one.
>>47630288Well if we presume the other Re: quests are in the same verse, which is a good chance considering none of them really conflict, then the harpy one also has a male in it.All up to QM though, i doubt it'll be 100% monster girl.Hmm, i wish i was good at dialouge, got a re idea that might be fun.
>>47630341>i doubt it'll be 100% monster girlI don't know why you keep saying that, we know other species have males, we just don't for sure for harpies.
>>47630357I meant for the haripes man. Seriously, does everything have to be exact to a t?
>>47630376If you express yourself incredibly ambigious despite having clearer ways to say it, you kinda have to live with being possibly misunderstood.
>>47630376It helps avoiding given the wrong impression for sure.
>>47630341>Hmm, i wish i was good at dialouge, got a re idea that might be fun.Is it just the monster type you've got in mind, or would you change other things? Like, the RE quests that have gotten off the ground and been successful all had something that really differentiated them from the others.
>>47630477I'm still sad that Argent quit Re:Human
>>47630477Start as a chicken.no, seriously. Start as a normal, none talking chicken (probably cockrel since they at least have spurs). Choices of in a coop or not. End goal? Become something like a phoenix through evolution. Quest starts a lot like chicken run (Don't get eaten/escape/become a familiar) and goes from there.Would require a very extensive evo tree.
>>47630526A real shame that, I enjoyed it a great deal too. My second favorite RE:quest.
>>47630526Yeah, I really was looking forward to where the compass was gonna lead us. It's not just that sort of thing, though, it's stuff like Snake being about a monster with no base of support like Lyra and the others had, or Lizard being about Sunni's quest to bask and Lamb's great humor.>>47630551Uh. I know I'd play it, but it seems pretty challenging and weird, so I'm not sure how successful it'll be in the general /tg/ or /qst/ base. My question for you is...how does a random (?) chicken get the idea of becoming a phoenix? It's not like someone'll take the time to explain to a random wild chicken 'btw chickens count as monsters and can evolve and/or ASCEND TO A HIGHER PLANE OF EXISTENCE.'
>>47630601Every re quest starts with someone being reincarnated. MC would be a reincarnated person, born into the body of a chicken. Mundane creatures in the monster verse seem to evolve as well so. Easily show its possible by having various chicken types in the same flock/coop as you.Should probably drop this for now, don't want to spam the thread with an aside.
>>47630601>Yeah, I really was looking forward to where the compass was gonna lead us. It's not just that sort of thing, though, it's stuff like Snake being about a monster with no base of support like Lyra and the others had, or Lizard being about Sunni's quest to bask and Lamb's great humor.I'm still not sure if Lamb's just gonna keep to basking or if he'll come back and give us more Lizard.
>>47630676I think he's banned right now.
>>47630663just a silly fact, theres actually a breed of chicken named phoenix, the roosters have ridiculously long tail plummage. As for a motivation to be a phoenix... make the mc a pyromaniac.
>>47630477They all had something in common, too; Monster, Lizard, Snake, and Harpy (the Big Four, if you will) all stayed in the "cute child" stage for more than ten threads. Hell, Harpy has/dn't left it in over twenty.Compare that to Kobold, Human, Skeleton, and that one Centipede or whatever one. All of which either didn't have a kiddy stage or rushed through it.
>>47630676Are all the other RE quests dead? Never really followed any of the minor ones.
>>47630704>just a silly fact, theres actually a breed of chicken named phoenixYou will not believe how disappointed my cousin was when he googled this
The first thing you did when you met Lyra- Before you met Lyra, really- was a matter of logic. Harpy logic. Bored Harpy chick logic. Which is to say, that despite all the stories your Mom had shared- or maybe in spite of them- You immediately opted to play the game. The diving game. Everyone played it. Especially in town. And near the river.Everyone with wings played, anyway. The rules were simple. You woud dive, and you would knock somebody over. And sometime later, someone would probably knock you over. Maybe. You were pretty good at the game. So you swooped in. And as you got closer, you realized something important, a little fact prodding its way through your boredom.Arachne are much larger than harpies. So you pulled up short, and did your best to puff up your plumage, and your mother laughed, and her mother laughed, And she dropped her guard, and you went for the win. And lost, because she was much, much stronger than you were. You might be able to win now, if you flew as fast as you could. Maybe you coudn't knock her over, but you could definitely move her this time, you're sure of it. And then lunch was coming, but Mom said you had to feed yourself. And everyone else besides. And the Arachne- Lyra- Went with you. So you both headed off into the woods. And that's when you saw it. Her spider half was smooth and shiny, and just the right size.This is it. This is your spot. So you landed on it. And you stayed there ever since. Even when it got bigger. Even if you have to share some of it now. There was a wolf in the woods. You remember that very clearly. The smell of it, like a burnt tree after a thunderstorm. It snapped and twirled, too fast and too strong to fight. And you remember the way she twitched when the lightning hit her, her eyes close, teeth grit tight. Every leg and finger and arm spasming.And then she opened her eyes, and she fought, and the wolf died.
>>47630728You spent a long time watching. Sometimes she would look at you and you would pretend you were doing something else. And then you would watch her again. You gave her a feather, from your neck. And you followed her ever since.Because it's for life, yes. Because the stars seem so much closer now. _________________________________________________________"And lo, the wolf was only the first! Soon others would test her medal-""It is mettle, yes. ""Ah, thank you!"You parry a barbarian of some sort- which is to say that you slap away his weapon with your spear, and punch him hard enough to shatter everything that would have made up his ribcage."Sssso, what happened next?"Oh, yes. That is what Nin needs. An audience. Maybe if you fight harder, your heart will drown out the sound of your life being rewritten into a myth. "That night, upon the riverbank, the lizards made their move-">Mom>Aria>Elle>Other(?)
>>47630723Lizard is hibernating. The rest are kill.Snek is double kill.
>>47630728>This is it. This is your spot.History was made that day. A Divine Fate.>>47630744>Mom
>>47630744>>ElleWe need to hit everyone anyway
>>47630723Dunno about Lizard, Harpy's in the same kind of hibernation this one was, Kobold's dead depending on who you ask, Human's dead, and Skeleton's on /qst/, so...
>>47630744>>AriaThe moment battle sung through her veinsor something like that
>>47630744>MomWe have had multiple lookins with both Aria and Elle.Nialla hasn't had ONE yet.
>>47630744I love how Lyra's gotten to the point where she's pulping fake humans while her friends are reminiscing like there's not even a threat.>Arya
>>47630744>AriaBecause she was there
>>47630744>>AriaLet's go for our gungho little sister.
>>47630710There was a centipede one? Didn't know that.Human was pretty popular, I thought. Skeleton and Kobold just didn't match the quintessential charm of the others, though.
>>47630744>AriaI'm so happy that you're back. Never leave.
>>47630744>You spent a long time watching. Sometimes she would look at you and you would pretend you were doing something else. And then you would watch her again.>You gave her a feather, from your neck. And you followed her ever since.>Because it's for life, yes.>Because the stars seem so much closer now.Awww. I just love reading from Jin. Even if she says so little.
>>47630744>>AriaAh the spider is back! I'll have to make some fanart to commemorate this momentous occasion!
>>47630829Human was popular, but Argent just kinda... fell away from it? Lost his spark for it and couldn't keep it going. Was a damn shame.Centipede only lasted like three threads before the QM ragequit for whatever reason.
>>47630767>>47630770I see, thanks. Which one was the RE quest the QM planned to end with "It's all a dream because you're ronery"?
>>47630946Snake, I think. But I didn't read it and only know from second-hand accounts.I think the original Qm actually hadn't really "planned" that and it was just a idea he had.
The biggest little sister! Aria Wins!Next post delayed for food and curse related reasons!
>>47630946Snake.Boy did THAT piss off the readerbase that was left after the QM shift. Especially because it was Unorigional's plan rather than the replacement's.Though according to Sigil Katie's existence is canon in Harpy, at least.
>>47630946That was the 'ending' of Snake after the QM stuff. But I think the original plan was just more murderchild shenanigans and the guy in charge just didn't realize how far the breaking of the dream would wreck it.
>>47630946Snake, and that was an idea the original QM had that trade-off QM took as gospel before fucking up horribly.
>>47630985Getting food as well.
>>47630946Snake was just depressing
>>47631274Snake was just continuous spaghetti being tossed everywhere.CAPTCHA asked for noodles....CAPTCHA knows.
>>47630829Kobold is probably my favorite RE since it was a good bit darker. I get that these sorta came about as a subversion of the turbo edge of the source material but comfy bullshit is why I don't watch most slice of life anime. Stories need tension. And we are still a child in Kobold anyway.
>>47631274Snake was fun! All the sad/depressing/awkward shit just made it better when something nice happened or we didn't mess up.
>>47631274It was fantastic. However the QM wasn't expecting to write all the emotional crap and apparently it wasn't up to his own standards.I miss Kobold.
>>47631392Kobold was fine up until we ran into the Unbeatable Preview Boss, got curbstomped in an incredibly overly melodramatic scene, and were given every reason to believe that we were going to be permanently separated from our friends. That (and Lotus's reaction to the complaints) was what killed it for a lot of people.
>>47631530>we should be able to beat anyone we fight!I had zero issues with that part. And bad shit happens. So what? Its fantasy Russia.
>>47631585Less that more>We should at least have an indication that we aren't going to be forced to watch as our friends are skinned alive and also maybe be less descriptive with the horrific amounts of pain and fear we're all going through as our opponents pick us off one by one and if you're going to require us to roll a critical success to be able to make ANY positive impact maybe indicate that as opposed to letting us get our hopes up with every roll k thx bai
>>47631530I disagree.Lotus liked to joke around and a lot of anons apparently have incredibly thin skin. It seems like a lot of anons came in expecting hugs and cuddles and when that wasn't the MO should have probably found something else instead of crying constantly.>>47631636Yes there was a big bad that we had to worry about. Funny how that works.
>>47631636Once again zero issue. Agree with >>47631670people came in expecting one thing and when it turned out to be different they didn't like it. I read it from the archives so that might impact my interpretation a little. Also if you are reading this Lotus, come back! Your quest was fun dammit!
>>47631670>>47631728The problem was that he went too dark too fast. He needed to boil the frog a bit more.
Back and writing!
>>47631670 Here.>>47631766I don't entirely agree. Then I think the argument could be made that it 'tricked' people. It had become apparent that we were playing RE:Monster R.R. Martin edition. (Although no one we actually cared about died). Actions had consequences and anons were incredibly upset with that.
>>47631851Anons are always upset when their cuddle time is upset with setting things. Its a staple of 4chan. Just need to establish beforehand.
>>47630985>Next post delayed for food and curse related reasons!That's why the quest went on hiatus, isn't it. You depleted the local bear population, so had to leave for fresh hunting grounds. Well, glad you finally got settled in at your new place. Try not to over hunt this time.
OH MY GOD I AM HERE DID I MISS IT I RAN TWO MILES IN THE SUN FROM WORKQuick! Punch some monsters, then go to town and bother villagers!
>>47632156We're just recapping with Nin.
>>47632189>Vizier Moth evolution
>>47632189Never trust the moth monarchists
>>47632189If all that black was white that could be her eventually.
I remember someone in one of the other REs saying they didn't like Monster because we have no plot.Apparently they don't see "Beat every dungeon, eat every bear, don't become a Queen" as a plot.
>>47632189phew, okay.When are we going to get into town to mess with villagers? That is sort of my favorite part.
>>47632283You forgot "Become the admiral of an airship fleet", but your thinking in the right direction.
>>47632283Some people just don't like fun.
>>47632283They're just jealous.
>>47632283>Harem building isn't considered a plot any moreWhat has become of this board?
>>47632283This quest could be considered a bit SoL of a high level adventuring party
>>47632283I mean, to each their own. If they don't like Monster that's their opinion. and it's objectively true that that opinion is shit
>>47632284Probbly next thread? REQM doesn't want to go huge into plot progression while he's oiling up his writing joints again, he's doing looksees into our relatives as a warmup.
>>47632360Can we watch our sisters mess with villagers then?
>>47632283We're basically the one piece of monster quests.We have a goal, 'Explore, see all the shit, have fun, do not become queen' and then we just have fun along the way.Don't get me wrong, we probably will become queen, but that happening is like Luffy becoming pirate king.We'll be queen, but we'll still just fuck around and do whatever we want.
>>47632283>Beat every dungeonHELL YEAH!>eat every bearJust try and stop us!>don't become a Queen... we can only try. The Moth is unrelenting.
>>47629176>>47629247god, I miss snake quest.Not as much as I missed this one, but snake quest was QUALITY
>>47632379Huh, that's actually a very apt comparison. We even gathered a crew, each with their own reasons for joining us. The Spider-Butt Crew.I guess the nest arc 1-100 was the East Blue arc and now we're on the Grand Line?
>>47632425I miss harpy, I miss cute birbs doing cute things ;_;
>>47632189Not fluffy enough and also too cool looking. Only the PC gets to look cool.
>>47632440You do realize this is just the open season for weirdness.when we hit 300 then its going to start getting funky. I am totally ok with this.
>>47632440Honestly, yeah.The forest was our east blue, traveling the world is our grand line, I wonder what will be our New World arc...
>>47632440>>47632496>>47632507Honestly I hope we aren't done with forest.I'd like to go back and say hello to people.And visit all our sisters more.Sure, they're having their own adventures, but I miss them.Weren't we heading back at some harvest festival or something?
Hmm if this were a little bit lewder quest I thought of one blessing that Lyra would both love and hate, Blessings of the Bountiful Harvest: Healing from the heart, basically increase breast size with healing milk...Hue, just don't let Elle know that Lyra would need a whole new type of bra.
>>47632507The HFY jackoffs start a war and Lyra ends up wading through the middle of it like a very confused aircraft carrier?
>>47632535No reason we can't go back at some point. We'll see what happens after the Elf lands.
>>47632535It's simple, We drop in on them while they're having adventures!
>>47632582Elle isn't really adventuring, we'd have to go back to visit her and the boys.Plus the Elf-butt. Can't forget the Elf-butt.
>>47632568I do look foreward to elf lands.Messing with villagers was fun, imagine how much fun messing with NOBLE ELF villagers will be!Especially since we're technically family!I am so sad nin knows we are nobles in a technical sense.
You are Aria, and you are a little bit frustrated.Potentially, you could be a lot frustrated, but you are thus far comparing your frustration levels to your body size. It seems more reasonable that way.The source of said frustration, of course, remains unspoken- A rather vicious mix of low self-esteem and lofty goals. To wit- Your sister- One of your sisters- Has displayed a talent in magic. Another has displayed a talent in bravery and ending things that are of a comparable size to herself. And while either of these would be something ignorable, your mother, worried about her children as any mother is wont to do set about training your sister. And you had a chance to see Nialla the Wrath- a nickname you learned that other adventurers had bestown upon her for her skill. And her habit of smashing things that irritated her. It was beautiful. You might not have known much about fighting at the time, but the way she moved, the graceful arcs of her spear as she beat your sister into the nest- It started something inside you, something still smoldering, even now.You wanted to be like that. You still do. You're closer- Even your form is like hers now, if younger and more... sparkly. But the gap between your skills, between experience and action still seems like a gulf. And so, you accompanied your sisters out to determine the exact kind of magic that Sara had found in her soul. And your mother was right- It was starstuff that she'd called. And then even Lyra had found she'd had magic of some kind. And you were a little more frustrated. Even if it was only half. And then, lucky as you all were, the gods provided you with the means to deal with your frustrations in a reasonable and calm manner. Lizards attacked, swarming from the woods and the river, crawling forwards to attack you.
>>47632582So Lyra is basically the Re: Monster version of firefist ace: Dropping in to kick ass and ruffle our little siblings hair before disapearing again.
>>47632606Yeah, as soon as we've cleared the elf lands, we need to collect our elf butt again.
>>47632641And you laughed as you smote them down, protecting your sisters, dancing like your mother in starlight. Now if you could just beat Lyra at some point-___________________________________________"Seizing the day, she strode forth to victory!""Wasssn't it night?""But it sounds better, right?"You want to cry. Not even the tumult of combat is drowning her out- When did she learn to pitch her voice like that?Jin swoops through a crowd trying to jump a fence, plowing through them like a wrecking ball- Sheszka is nearby, reverted to her new height, arms swinging like logs, hurling would-be arsonists into the air. Jin, on the other hand, is still going."And this is where our story truly begins- a tale of moths and spiders, of dungeons and heroic rescue!"You can feel Esmerelda's tail tighten around you in excitement as Nin continues.>Rie>Mom>Kobold?>Other(?)
>>47632664>MomCome on, mother time. For the most worry value.
>>47632664>>Kobold?Oh dear, I want to hear how Lyra looked from the other side of that "fight".
>>47632664>>MomHow many grays hair did Lyra give her?
>>47632664>Kobold?The sheer randomness of this POV tempts me. What did those Kobolds we killed think at the end?
>>47632740>Who's Rie?Nin's sister. The Moth we saved from the ruins.
>>47632740the moth we rescued or the moths mom.
>>47632749>What did those Kobolds we killed think at the end?>"I made a terrible mistake"
>>47632749If only we had been cuter.
>>47632664>>Other(?)The huge spider!
>>47632834>If only we had been cuter.The only reliable defence against an arachne.
Looks like Mom is the winner!Writing!
>>47632834>>47632866Hey, if they weren't trying to kidnap and slave trade a moth, they would have been left alive regardless of how ugly they were.In fact, I argue that a MORE UGLY creature is better suited to surviving us.We always go to eat things that look pretty good. I don't think we've ever eaten anything super ugly. Mostly because of the "eew what even is that" effect.
>>47632866Being nice also works decently.
>>47632866Not being slavers probably helps too.
I.. kinda want to see the pov of the guild master in town. The guy must have been switching between disbelief and shitting himself after we starting coming regularly.Or maybe just Lann, she's cool too.
>>47632951Seeing things through the eye of the local merchant would be hilarious as well, or the guy whose wagon and family Lyra rescued.
>>47632951Oh god yes, I want to see lann's.
>>47632951I want to see Lann and the old guard guy.
>>47633011>the old guard guy'Welp looks like life's gonna be interesting again hehehehehe!'
>>47633011And the blacksmith dude. Can't remember his name.
>>47633011>old guard guy>Just an entire post of leg jokes and cackling.
So...REQM, have you updated the character sheets? Like Elle's?
>>47633102I think he was working upwards through them. I do know for sure that he didn't get to Jin's before the hiatus.
>>47633102Elle is still stuck at Level 100
I want to see the centaur's PoV.
>>47633189>I want to see the centaur's PoV.[Internal monologue]AAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!! GIANT SPIDERS![Nervous neighing externally]
>>47633189>>47633265I am still mad we never messed with that centaur.
>>47633433Lyra isn't a dick.
>>47633433Lyra doesn't bully people who aren't her friends
>>47633433Don't worry, Elle is picking up the slack. We should be proud of her antics. It's stuff I really expected us to do at some point.
>>47633456Life doesn't just give you such incredibly juicy targets every day, anon.Oh well, I'm sure elle got him for us.
>>47633476>>47633484God. Elle has an entire town to go full Blumenkranz on with nobody to stop her.We're gonna be in for a hell of a show when we go see her eventually.
>>47633467Lyra does not bully, she gets bullied....by moths.
>>47633516at least there's no life fibres involved. Just fashion.
>>47633532None that we know of, atleast.
Your chest is on fire, and you can't help but clatter as you move about the nest, legs clicking with irritation and fear as you head into the vault.You hiss lightly to yourself as you start to strap on your armour, a briliant spear on standby at an arms reach.You know, of course. You know that someday, every parent must let their child out into the world. It's normal- If frightening. But it was supposed to be farther away. The future. Erics would come back, and you would spend your days in the forest lazily, raising your children.Instead, fully half of your children have inherited altogether too much of their parents blood.Sara is already displaying magic talent, her powers growing by leaps and bounds- Naturally, with the accelerated aging of your kind. But Aria wants to be like you- You've already got a bad feeling about that. And Lyra-Lyra is a landslide. An avalanche. First it was just something small- Gnomes instead of rabbits. And then it was a lightning spewing wolf. And a small army of lizards. And now your daughter delving into ruins, chasing after a missing child, monsters all around her. You snatch the spear into your hands as the last strap of your armour is pulled taut, all but flying down the side of the tree, legs churning as you towards the ruins.You're proud, of course. She volunteered. Did the right thing. The heroic thing. But she's a child. Your daughter. It feels like your stomach has no bottom, a churning pit of fear and harried breaths as you smash full tilt through the forest, ignoring the noise and the danger. Your daughter is out there.You don't arrive too long after the harpies. Not that you can do anything other than wait.The ruins have long collapsed, bit by bit. And you aren't as small as you used to be. So you sit. Wringing your hands about the haft of your weapon, nerves pulled bowstring taut. It's a blessed relief when something is stupid enough to attack you.
>>47633519Nah, deep down Lyra let's the moth have her fun because she cares about her friend and wants her to be happy.If she really didn't want to put up with it she'd make that clear.At least that's my interpretation.
>>47633615You tear into them, venting what you can as you wait for any sign of your child, the blank numbness setting in atop the dulling edge of fear. The sun is creeping over the horizon when your daughter emerges from the shadowed entrance. A harpy on her back and a child curled in her arms, throwing you a wan smile, her face a little too pale. The moths reach her first pulling their missing child into their arms, their other children crowding around your daughter. You're proud, so proud. You still all but crush her with a hug. Jin is all excitement and stories. So much that you almost forget to restrain Lyra to the nest for the next day.And if all that wasn't enough, you wake one morning to find the girl hyperventilating.And also larger. And red. You were nearly this much trouble as a child, you're sure._______________________________________________________________"It was the first meeting- The Queen to be and her future herald, and the echoes will move history!""Lyra rescued you?""No- She rescued my sister.""The twin.""Yes.""I asssumed it would be you getting into trouble.""Well, we both did, but I was faste- Wait, that is not the point.""Of course.""Now, where was I? Yes. And so, Lyra the Red was first seen- Striding into town, an aura of queenliness-">Lia>Young Guardsman>Theresa (Shopkeep)>Other (?)
>>47633641>Theresa(Shopkeep)This could be a lot of fun.
>>47633641>Theresa (Shopkeep)Aw yis. This is gonna be gold. Her mind going $CATCHING$
>>47633641>>Theresa (Shopkeep)Time to find out if she's a devil or a demon.
>>47633641>>Theresa (Shopkeep)Oh if mom only knew the shit we we're getting up to now
>>47633641>>Theresa (Shopkeep)And so we see her mind instantly spring into *Cha-ching* mode.
>>47633641>>Young GuardsmanLet's go with someone different....besides we already know what Theresa's thoughts were:Moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney$$$$$
>>47633641>>Young Guardsmanthough, really, all of these are great, so do all of them.Just kidding. That would be unreasonable.I would demand you do this if it wouldn't slow down further updates
>>47633627>If she really didn't want to put up with it she'd make that clear.Its pretty obvious from the one time Lyra actually seemed upset about it Nin immediatly stopped.
>>47633641>Young GuardsmanTrial by spider. Panic mode engage
>>47633641>Theresa (Shopkeep)Its time to enter the mind of the fiendish genius that tutored Elle into power.
Okay, so, back on discussion.Why is it that elle is hitting our evil plan of "cover the entire town in silk" before we are?WE came up with that plan!
>>47633641>You were nearly this much trouble as a child, you're sure.A admission she'd probably never make loud.
>>47633808think it was supposed to be 'weren't'. She's in denial.
>>47633805She just does it in dress format.
So, I think Theresa might have won. Writing!
>>47633860Oh no Nialla knows for a fact that she was just as bad.
>>47633860I dunno, I like the silent self-admission better.>>47633878I dunno it was pretty close.>shortest update ever>just "Huh? A spider here?">the rest is just $$$$
>>47633891I have the update for you right herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5HOXfo-UO0
>>47633891Better than the guard - ten lines of [Internal Screaming]
>>47633808>>47633860>>47633883>>47633891>silent self-admission better.More of a Freudian slip, I think.
Love the fact it got described as a landslide.Shit just keeps getting bigger and worse.Eventual reunion is going to be with Lyra being some massive thing bending down to hug mom.
>>47633995God I hope not.We need to stop getting bigger, we are almost unable to fit into any but the most multiracial of taverns.And I -refuse- to build a tavern around us.
>>47634019Yeah we're getting kinda big, Unless we get something like a human form that we can change into.
>>47634019Suppose it depends on if we end up being able to change size.If part of our evolution path ends up being able to mold and use a body of stone like a giant golem, and then just pop out of it when we like with our normal body, that could work. Bit specific though, and i dont think its on any planned track.
>>47634019Don't think we actually got much bigger with the last one? Just some changes to the shape of our chitin and skull + coloring. The caravan people barely noticed.
>>47634069>>47634065I also hope we don't get to change size, because being able to not be a spiderbutt for a period of time would ruin a lot of the magic of being a spiderbutt for me.
>>47634081Yeah, that's what happened in the last one.I figure we're just getting more dense from here on out.And maybe we'll get a second hydraulic engine dropped in. And while evolution is in there, it might as well set up some lifts and spinners.Oh, and sick LEDs. wait, we already have those.
>>47634081>Don't think we actually got much bigger with the last one?Not much, but a bit bigger.
>>47634083Just to note from golem body anon: i meant normal body as in spiderbutt. Quite happy to never turn human again.
>>47634081I think our size has reached a plateau. I think there would be a mutiny if our friends lost real-estate in any case.
We need more elemental blessings, like: Lightning and Water, definitely need some good Harvest blessings(fertility blessings would be a great new way to tease Lyra.)(And that one Healing Milk blessing that one anon was talking about kek.)
>>47634127Sheszka on the other hand...
>>47634147We're gonna start glowing or something if we get many more blessings. I'm surprised we don't leave overturned rocks or fire in our wake at this point.
>>47634157Bigger = More room to cuddle so it's good.
>>47634147I think healing milk is a bit too /d/ to make sense in this setting.
>>47634147Considering we have so many already, i doubt we will get many more, just more nuanced parts or alterations to the current.
>>47634157she did get bigger.We're blowing through posts really fast, but goddamnit, I missed talking about this quest so much.We will just have to start another thread when this one is bumped off.>>47634147No more blessings. We already have a fucking difficult visual design. Good luck getting anyone to draw us now, let alone later.
>>47631851I feel like the RE quests largely shared a fanbase, and since Spider, Harpy and to a limited extent Snek were all extremely lighthearted, they went into Kobold expecting lighthearted as well, and when suffering and grimdark was served up instead, they tried to send it back to the kitchen and get something else, which just annoys the chef and customer both.Audience expectation is important. You can't just go 'Actions have Consequences!!!' and expect the people you have drawn in to completely revise those expectations. I thought the quest was alright, for reference. Didn't really have a problem with the curbstomp battle or the events afterwards.
>>47634189I know, I was joking.
>>47634147Fuck off to /d/.
>>47634203But what about the blessings we're gonna get from beating dungeons?
>>47634290>But what about the blessings we're gonna get from beating dungeons?Most dungeons don't give those, and its not very likely we will go into any that do.
>>47634290Better hope they're minor.
>>47634189If we're talking /d/, it should be healing MEGA MILK
>>47634290Only very rare specific dungeons give Blessings, so I'm not too worried about that.
>>47634314besides, lyra's tits are already big enough.Especially under corset.
Lyra should learn to dance
>>47634314>Elle starts selling MEGA SPIDER tshirts>They're everywhere by the time Lyra returns to the village
>>47634345I'm tempted to ask why spiders need tits, but that would be stupid. At least Jin doesn't.
>>47634384Breastfeeding is probably a thing that we are able to do if we choose not to give our children slurpies.
Holy shit the spider returns, on the same day QD comes back in earnest. Goddammit, I had shit to do today.
>>47634438Is that elle?It looks too fancy to be lyra. And it doesn't have hitchhikers.
>>47634438Looking pretty swank.Lyra would be armored. I imagine she feels odd in a proper dress.
>>47634438QD came back last week
>>47634470Give me a moment to blow the dust off of my spider image folder.
>>47634470Lyra is only armored sometimes.She wears pretty dresses or tunics most of the time when not in combat. Especially since we got our instant-armor power.And our clothes are all elle-brand.
>>47634514>She wears pretty dressesNo, That was pretty much a one time thing.
>>47634569Honestly anon, I am almost certain our tunic can count as a pretty dress based on how it was made by elle.
>>47634514yeah, mostly tabards and tunics
Bored.That's what you are.It's your own fault, really. You're the one who had the falling out with a local guild leader. So you had to leave. He was just so stubborn, though! Old fashioned thinking like that isn't going to make money!Steady steady steady- What kind of up and coming merchant wants to be steady? You want to cut big deals, move product! You want your name to be whispered in guild halls!Of course, You may have run your mouth a little. And you might have marched off and hopped a caravan, with the clothes on your back and the pittance of start-up you took with you. Well, not a pittance, per se. A pittance for someone who wants to be world-renowned is a bit more money than someone, who, say, chops down trees would have.So you set up shop in Oakring. Right on the borders of the old forest- In the border technically. But most people don't count it as proper forest until they're being eaten bya spider or a wolf. Harpies are too friendly.So, the day is long, you're flipping through your records and grimacing at your modest existence, and the door creaks open. You check and double check your numbers, shouting out that you'll be there in a moment. And with a sigh, you stuff the accounts back in place, and meander your way to the counter.You stretch and yawn, and your mind is working automatically and your mouth follow- a standard greeting, and-And you are face to face with a spider. An arachne. Your first, technically.Not the towns first, by any means. The people- Guards and woodsmen alike- told you that the spiders and birds got along well enough. So, presumably, they came to town every once in a while. There's a harpy perched on her. And behind her- a mountain of goods. A mountain of goods. You blink, swallow.
>>47634604Just from what you can see, deep forest furs- Silk. She brought silk. This is it. This is the moment your name starts. Arachne silk. It is exceptionally hard to keep from cackling, and impossible to keep the excitement from your voice.Luckily, your client is not a merchant. Otherwise she'd have fleeced you hard.As it is, she's now rich, and you are also rich. Not as much as if you could spin world renowned silk just by thinking about it, but it's a start. This is capital. She's here for armour, she says. She's part of a big family. The harpy- Jin- is talking too, with a young harpy's absolute lack of grasp on the subtleties of language. They leave after she picks out a few things. Candy, books, jewelery. Beads and thread and needles and dyes.You kick your feet up as she leaves, leaning back in your chair with a smug smile until the legs snap, sending you crashing to the floor. And you stay there for a while, cackling and rolling around, hugging yourself with a wild grin. Arachne silk. Arachne silk clothing. The door opens and closes very quickly as you laugh louder, and you couldn't care in the least. It's a good day.
>>47634625yeah, lyra doesn't really have much care for money, does she?Being able to print valuable goods at will and eat from nature sort makes it a moot point. Thank goodness forest races like arachne agree to not overpopulate, or market forces might make us un-rich.
>>47634625And that'll be it for today!As per what is likely no longer usual, I'll answer questions and the like while I can.As for the next thread, keep an eye on twitter- My weekends are a bit on the rough side, and weekdays are limited due to work. Maybe shorter threads. We'll see how it goes!
>>47634684Thanks for running, boss. Nice to see you back.
>>47634684thanks for running REQM!Glad to have you back!
>>47634625>>47634684How did the moth hear of this?
>>47634684Will the world forgive us for putting Therisa and Elle together?
>>47634684When'll you get back to updating character sheets?
>>47634684Thanks for running, I missed this quest something terrible.
>>47634684Jesus christ, I missed these threads so much.How is elle doing?Are we ever going to meet other spiders that are not of our family outside of wartime conditions?Will we ever see what kind of bizzare journalism the moth is doing to get all this information?Does she have a newsie hat?Can we wear that wedding dress with corset again?
>>47634684Thanks for running.
>>47634684Thanks for running and thanks for coming back, the spider,moth,harpy,wolf,snakeless times were awful.
>>47634684Thanks for the run, it's good to have you back
>>47634684Thanks for running REQM. Can't wait for spiderbutt adventures to continue!
So, since this quest ISN'T DEAD...What do you guys want to do after this dungeon is done? Or I guess during this dungeon?I want to go, I don't know, talk to our aunt. Or the mayor. Anybody.
>>47634700>>47634712>>47634736>>47634726Thanks for playing, all. I'm glad to be writing again.>>47634715All these viewpoints are people's personal experiences- Nin's telling the gist of the story so far, but she doesn't know most of the things here. >>47634716Probably not.>>47634719I'll see about giving it a shot sometime this week. I'll start with Elle's evolution. >>47634736Elle is a nightmare in lace. Or other people are havng nightmares, and they're in lace. Something like that.I had plans for an entirely different kind of spiders, but they're a ways away yet. Nin knows the general story- And she went door to door in her free time to get it. She's got a sunhat, and she's pretty fond of it. It has holes for her antennae.Lyra might fight you on that one.
>>47634684It was so good to have you back REQM! So those that we didn't get viewpoint recaps from, what's changed for them? Is Rie still on her way to become a Moth Hollow Guard? Are the twins still having hunting contests? Has the old guard finally killed himself from laughing to much? How mush wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? Did those idiots in that one town hurt themselves yet with the swords Lyra made?
>>47634684Thanks for the thread, good to have you running again.
>>47634834I want a thread where Lyra greets everybody she meets back in town with "Hey there, it feels like it's been months since I saw you."
>>47634684Thanks for coming back man, I've almost forgotten how much fun this quest can be.
>>47634843Will there be a Nin PoV option when we come to meeting her in the ruins?
>>47634747>>47634751>>47634753>>47634782>>47634867Thanks for playing!>>47634848Rie is undergoing all sorts of vigorous training, from hiding quietly in trees to working on using dust in combat. The twins have agreed to be mature and limit their contests, so as to avoid having to explain to mom why there are no more animals. The old guard is in good health, though slightly disappointed by the lack of antics in town. He did wear a wedding dress for a day, to put the other guards off balance so Elle could ambush them.Woodchucks aren't monsters, I don't know. Probably!
>>47634935>He did wear a wedding dress for a day, to put the other guards off balance so Elle could ambush them.Hahahaha
>>47634935>The old guard is in good health, though slightly disappointed by the lack of antics in town. He did wear a wedding dress for a day, to put the other guards off balance so Elle could ambush them....I can totally believe that. Kek.
>>47634953There needs to be more giant spider friendship.QUICK MAKE MORE FRIENDS>>47634843Wear the corset lyraDo itDo itDooooo iiiiiiiit
>>47634935How far has Lann come practicing her new Ranger powers? Is she gonna get some more permanent traits? Like the fangs?
>>47635085>Wear the corset lyra>Do it>Do it>Dooooo iiiiiiiitSomeone get that moth off the keyboard!
>>47635106Did Lann get the fangs from the wolves, or form Lyra?
>>47635112Never! The Herald will never be silenced!
>>47635141Neither, they're Elf Fangs to go with her Elf venom.
>>47635157manI wonder what the whole list of what lyra thinks elf powers are.Or, I guess, knowing whether she is messing with her or serious.
>>47635141She got them from her proud elvish heritage
>>47635189>>47635112I'm just saying, we still have that dress. And corset.We should maybe try wearing it when nobody is looking and check a mirror.And then we can play with makeup.And ensure the door is locked.
>>47635211Nothing can stop a determined Moth from seeing her queen enhancing her beauty.
>>47635235We shouldn't let moths stop us from playing dressup now and then behind closed doors.
>>47634927Thanks for playing!>>47634932It's Likely. The recap has made me realize just how much I've written, so it might be a while before we reach it. >>47635106The fangs never left!>>47635141From Lyra.
>>47635247>From Lyra.Yessss. Hands off wolves, this one belongs to Lyra. Well, the wolves also belong to Lyra.
>>47635305I'm sure she will get wolf adaptations somewhere.
>>47635247>From Lyra.It's because they're both half elf that they stuck.
>>47635331>I'm sure she will get wolf adaptations somewhere.She already grows a tail whenever she has to hunt with the wolfpack.
>>47635410Elf powers are the true reason for our greatness.
>>47635430really? I forgot.I wonder if she has some kind of special pants.
>>47635430It grows out when it would wag.
>>47635458>I wonder if she has some kind of special pants."Lann, just don't bother with pants, yes? I don't wear them either."
>>47635504>>47635460I am already thinking of what kind of getup elle gave her to deal with the tail
>>47635458>I wonder if she has some kind of special pants.Yes, she said she needed to get a pair with a hole for the tail.
>>47635517Man, I miss that elf.I hope we get to meet more new elfs soon.
>>47635247Out of curiosity how are the eye things we scarred into giving us offerings doing?
>>47635751that is a good question.I wonder what those even were?