You are Subject 108, a.k.a. Whirlpool. You are a feminine hermaphrodite (colloquially known as 'futanari') equipped with state-of-the-art technologies from an advanced civilization that has mastered spatial distortion. You have been sent to the feral planet known as Cymbio IV to fetch water and survive its hostile environment.Recap: >>110799After struggling with the local organisms, you end up freeing an unconscious humanoid trapped in one of the surrounding alien trees. You keep her safe in your REPAIR MODULE while you venture out and encounter her tribe. Accompanied by her mother and bodyguards, you return to see your REPAIR MODULE tampered with and the earlier humanoid held captive.(cont)
>>126165The woman brings some bodyguards to accompany us. On the way, she mentions that the blue flowers serve as landmarks, however their pollen agitates the "anemones". She offers you her story but you'll save it for when you're done with the rescue.Unfortunately, upon arriving at the destination, you find that there's a HazMat technician, an engineer with a bushwhacking knife, and a gunman preparing to shoot the girl you're trying to rescue.Welp, shit.
>>138148Demand context from indigo thugs and why they are about to kill an innocent civilian.
>>140299>>140327You preemptively declare that no one is going to get show today. Instead, you ask clarification on what's going on and tell your companions to take a few steps back. The three people look at each other and mumble something about lost tourists and trespassers. The person in the hazmat suit tells his story. It's strange to hear him speak, as if his sentences have gone through multiple translations.He says that they were dispatched to a crash site and confiscate their findings. They found some incredibly-advanced loot and it seems to be sealed shut. But it wasn't too difficult and managed to open the door. However they found one of the locals sleeping inside it. They conclude that she either stole it or tried to claim technology too advanced for her. Needless to say, was she in for a rude awakening. They don't take kindly to garbage like her.They ask if you are the owner of this piece of tech and if you are aware that this entire planet is property grounds.Thank you for the response, but alas I have to sleep. Again. See ya'll in 10 hours.
>>140430Say yes to the first question and say no to the second question.
>>140430Aggress. Drill their faces off.
>>140598That does not seem like a good idea for now, the gunman still has his pistol aimed at the girl.>>140445The group discusses something with each other and conclude that you are a wayward traveler who got lost. The hazmat guy suggests that you follow him to the reception area and tells you to refrain from further associating with tribal scum. The girl is tossed back to her mother, still in her restraints, as the gunman points his weapon at you.
>>142838Proclaim that the technology is your own, and that the galactic federation will be extremely displeased of all of the stolen parts are not returned.
>>142838Follow him to their reception area.
>>142849>>143086The gunman calls out your bluff in a thick accent and says that there is no such thing as a "Galactic Federation", at least not yet. However, he does believe that your REPAIR MODULE does belong to you and apologizes for the involvement with the tribals. He adds that they are jealous.>>142973You agree to follow them, telling the tribespeople that you'll come back to them. You have your PORTHOLE in the moat as a beacon for their settlement's location.The engineer makes a frustrated, unintelligble remark as he prepares his jeep. During the ride, you notice that the surrounding lifeforms change multiple times. You note that this place has an extremely varied biosphere. After several minutes you arrive at some kind of well-constructed establishment with several bridges connecting faraway destinations.Inside, the interior looks incredibly luxurious, if a bit hard to stare at. The gunman squats on the floor while the engineer remarks that there is a chair nearby. Meanwhile the hazmat loudly welcomes you to the Yultarion luxury resort, where you can tour around Cymbio IV and enjoy modern amenities.
>>143278Ask them where they put your REPAIR MODULE. Tell them that it is important for your survival.
>>143286The hazmat thinks you're referring to the big metal can from earlier. He concludes you're using some kind of spatial manipulation as you have somehow shrunk it and placed it in your dimensional inventory or something. He also says that you managed to wow the gunman. The hazmat asks if you have some kind of memory problem.Truth be told, the answer is "maybe". You don't really have mental problems but you do tend to suffer from the occasional hormone imbalances caused by your...unique physiology.
>>143385Ask them if they know of any large bodies of water nearby.
>>143456Okay, I really ought to stop making these rookie mistakes.The hazmat answers that there is a very big swimming pool somewhere several floors down. You then realize that you left your PORTHOLE back at the settlement's moat, still sucking up water.
>>143459Ask if there is anything else besides that.
>>143511The hazmat guy refuses to answer that, saying that their clean water source is a company secret.The gunman says that this planet does have seas and oceans but they're very treacherous. The more landlocked bodies of water aren't very worth it aside from some niche cases like the moat of the tribal squatters.
>>143546Ask if there are any shops or a marketplace here. If there is then ask them where it is and go there.
>>143555The hazmat says there is a consumer district, complete with vendor stalls and a grocery sector, in the lower levels. There are signs hanging from the ceiling almost everywhere so you can't get lost. However, he adds that the resort has not reached full momentum and warns that the place would seem a bit abandoned. He assures us that there are already residents, primarily families who agreed to the Early Access program as well as daring entrepreneurs looking to stake their luck as early as they can. You nod and say that you'll keep it in mind before departing.A few minutes later you arrive at what appears to be a mall. The only active vendors are the handful of stalls and the occasional store. You think you saw a restaurant somewhere in the corner. There's also the grocery but you wouldn't need it following your LIFE EXTENDER shot.What are your plans here?
>>143892Look for other civilians and ask them if they know all the rules of their culture . Wouldn't want to accidentally offend someone.
>>143892See if there's someone here who is selling a water scanner.
>>143926There are no nearby civilians, but there is a stall vendor nearby. However he is one of those people—a completely ordinary human fresh from earth. Haven't seen one of those in a while. He seems deep in thought.>>143954You greet him nicely and he snaps into consciousness. He apologizes for slacking on the job. Following your inquiry, he says he does have one however due to the humidity and saturated water content on this planet, he warns that you might receive multiple false positives without major revisions.
>>143995Better than no water scanner I guess.Check your inventory for anything we can exchange it with.
>>144004Your INVENTORY contains:>REPAIR MODULE: Can reconstruct and modify your advanced suit. Self-powered but requires recharging.>HARPOON-108: Each subject is assigned a harpoon with a unique functionality for self-defense and the proper application of mass murder. Model number 108 uses a bladed auger to breach difficult materials and can serve as a means of underwater transport.>LIFE EXTENDER: A medical device, it engineers a supercharged virus based on genetic material taken from a donor. This virus back into the donor where it nourishes, repairs and enhances cellular tissue. The effect removes the need to eat, sleep or heal on the field. It also adds a few bonus years to the lifespan. Yours is a prototype model that can fine-tune adjustments to the virus. [WARNING: Do not take genetic material from one donor and inject it to another entity]>SAMPLE VIAL x5: These can-sized vials are used to store liquids for later use. Comes with a removable cap but can be broken in times of emergency.>BESTIARY: A large tome detailing information about a wide variety of creatures. You suspect only the most dangerous are present in Cymbio IV.>CABLE KIT: A toolbox containing spare batteries and cables for maintaining equipment in an electrical emergency.>TRIBAL SWORD: A sword made out of stone. It has fine etchings on its surface.In addition, you have your MATTER MANIPULATION UNIT on your back. This allows you access to a pocket dimension as well as generating wormholes with weaker materials (i.e. liquids) on higher dimensions. In hindsight, you're a bit gimped out. You may have a prototype of an advanced LIFE EXTENDER model but in exchange you lose access to backup weapons. You really liked the COMPRESSION CISTERN too.Whatever you choose to barter, it's going to be a sacrifice. Unless there are other means of paying.
>>144100We already have the harpoon so give him the sword in exchange for the water scanner.Also ponder where the mushroom that you took earlier went. >>121972Try patting your entire suit for it. Maybe it's on another pocket or dimension or something.
>>144106You hope the daughter wouldn't miss her sword.You're very sure that you're not suffering from another hormonal imbalance. You carefully lay out all your items one by one, before purging everything that isn't water.At last the mushroom finally appears...what's left of it at least. It's a slightly-dry lump of blueish paste and the interface assumed it's just residue like the gunk covering your REPAIR MODULE. It looked so healthy when you got it, too.
>>144143Eat shroom paste to see if it's psychedelic
>>144587>>144596You guys always show up right when I fall asleep.You would, but that would require you to remove your suit and you don't know how. It doesn't look like it has a zipper or something. Plus, you're not sure you even want to do it in this environment.You think about giving the paste to the vendor but he preemptively refused. Maybe he knows about this, or maybe he's told by his mom not to eat strange things.
>>145921Use mushroom goo to draw something lewd far away from prying eyes.
>>146028You scoop up the pasty remains of the fungus and walk over to one of the empty stalls. Your back is turned to the vendor so he doesn't see what you have planned in mind. You draw a caricature of yourself, complete with dick, on the countertop. The vendor informs you of the obvious–that you are vandalizing but you just stare at him.
>>146433Draw something lewd on the vendor
>>146433Draw a cat face on your helmet but avoid painting the visors.
What have I done? I'm gonna take a lunch break.>>146832You approach the vendor with the intention of drawing your next work of art but he cowers away from you. The next best thing would be to draw on his countertop. The flat, broader surface inspires you to try a more daring attempt.You take the next few minutes to paint a provocative image of a woman. Try as you might, you can't stop yourself from spilling bits of fungus paste and messing up your lines. You're not really good at art but you admire your piece nonetheless. You would've taken a photo had if your helmet is equipped with a camera.The vendor is still cowering the entire time. You think he might be mycophobic, but that doesn't really concern you. At least he hasn't called for security or something. He can always just suck it up and clean it.>>146997To finish it off, you spend the last of the fungus paste trying to draw a cute symbol on your helmet. It's very difficult since your braces restrict most of your wrist movement and you can't see what you're painting on. You end up blindly smearing stuff all over your helmet.
Ask him why he's being duh a bitch about the fungus.
>>147219>>147236You ask the vendor why he's overreacting on the sight of your fungus paste. The vendor meekly explains that he has a weak immune system and is deathly afraid of pathogens.Calmed down after having to explain himself, he notices your handiwork and blushes.
>>147318Fixed image, forgot about continuity.
>>147345Ask him if he likes what he sees.
>>147345>>147805While posing seductively.
>>147805The vendor admits that he hasn't seen some cheesecake in a long time, even if it is a subpar mold stain. He then whips out a smartphone and takes a photo of it.>>147824You try your best at striking a pose at least half as provocative as your drawing. You even have the cat ears to add to the effect. The vendor notices and just shoots you a quizzical look. Maybe he's not into diving suits, which is a darn shame.
>>148068Ask the vendor if the lewd graffiti enough to trade for a water scanner
>>148068The mushroom has hallucinogenic properties.
>>148096You ask if you can have water scanner now but the vendor reminds you that you already have one by trading the tribal sword earlier. You check your inventory and he's correct. You also notice that the rest of your items are still lying around. You chalk that up to another hormonal imbalance because of your "unique situation".>>148119You can't really tell if the mushroom paste is hallucinogenic or not. You're perfectly protected from pathogens with your diving suit while the vendor absolutely refuses to come into physical contact with it. Right now you're just making an assumption from its bright colors.
>>148166Put all of your items back into your inventory.
>>148166Suddenly remember that psychedelics aren't pathogens and start tripping balls
>>148189You also arrange your items a bit, exactly as it was before you started purging your inventory. Minus the sword, of course.>>148192Oh yeah...Nope, you feel perfectly fine.Your suit is too sealed to let anything through. It's completely airtight and, with your excellent MOBILITY, you've dodged all possible threats that might breach it. You could take off your suit (somehow) and touch the stuff with your bare skin, but you might fall ill from a lack of immunity to everything outside of this establishment.Feeling very tired right now, will do one more update before sleeping.
>>148268Ask the vendor what else he's bartering.
>>148271>>148304Aside from the tribal sword you have given him earlier, the vendor also has plenty of other items. He says you should be more specific since he has accrued a lot of weird junk and items before coming here. The most mundane items he has though are:>A backpack - Rendered unnecessary with your M.M. UNIT.>A digital camera - A somewhat dated model, too.>Bottles of water - Some of which he probably drinks while waiting here for customers.>Dice>A deck of playing cards>An inflatable raftHe reiterates that he also has some more exotic items but you'll have to name them since he has so many.I'm going to sleep now. See ya'll tomorrow. If you're interested in a twitter to keep track of things, it's @GuardTemp
>>148371Say your goodbyes to him and tell him that you will come back later when you have more stuff to barter.
>>148371Get dice so that a dice system is implemented in this adventure.
>>148371Dermal plating is a good bet.Or anything hard enough to reinforce suit defense.
>>148501The vendor agrees to give you one die for the lewd fungus graffiti.You can now roll 1d6 to influence your current situation akin to Roll to Dodge. However, it still carries a one-in-six chance of complete disaster. Use when necessary.>>149605The vendor does have dermal plating, but he's charging high since he had to touch a corpse for it. Not with his bare hands, mind you. That would kill him. He also has a worn-out plate from a spacecraft wreck and a reinforced plastic shield. Not as expensive as the dermal plating but still above your reach without bartering one of your essential items.You wish you had some money instead.>>148404The two of you exchange parting words before you walk away. Then the vendor realizes that he still has to clean his stall's countertop and he's too far away to call your attention.Where are you planning to go?
Rolled 5 (1d6)>>150317Find some work that pays. Pays well, hopefully.
>>150323You move out of the area with the small-time stall vendors near the grocery. This mall is huge, but somewhat desolate. You're not sure if there are any stores or customers nearby. You do see a person with a box sitting on a bench.You approach him saying that you're looking for a job here with a great pay. He says that he's just the person you're looking for. He wants you to deliver a parcel to the reception area. The client, a chef, will arrive later to pick it up. He warns you to avoid tampering with the box in anyway as it contains delicate ingredients that are incredibly perishable.He adds that he will pay you immediately if you accept the task.
>>151202The person hands you the parcel with a joyful grin on his face. You inquire about the payment and he hands you a plastic card. He explains that the currency here is digital and that piece of plastic serves as your wallet. He adds that it's his but he doesn't really need it anymore and hands it over to you.You then begin your merry way back to the reception area. Again, following the abundant signs helping you navigate this establishment.
>>151502Complete the task and then use the card to buy what are obviously drugs from this "chef"
>>151541You arrive at the reception area, intent on buying narcotics from the client. Things look as barren as ever but someone new walks out of the elevator. It's the chef, at least he looks like it. You stick out your arms and hope he'll take it......only for him to walk right past you and pick up a different package over there.Wait, if this parcel isn't what the chef's special ingredients, then what the hell is this box?Thread's in autosage, should I keep going or have a chat?
I suppose I'll just wait until this sinks and start a new thread then.Thanks for being nice enough to play with me, a rookie QM.