The sun rises on your third day of life. In the past two days you have grown exponentially and now weigh 700 chitinous pounds. Your spike claws are serrated and the size of scimitars, and you have grown a large third lung to help you hold you breath under water.You have used vines to craft a necklace out of the asteroid that created you, which has granted you speech and much increased intellect. You gained you first worshiper, who is now busy trying to recruit others to worship you and is sowing rebellion among the other penal workers to try and get them to turn on the kings soldiers and stop the destruction of your forest. He will not return until nightfall, so you have the day to yourself. What do you do?>Hunt to feed your massive bulk>Explore and search for any other races that live in Your woods.>Try to find a new home to house your size>Other.
>>173906>Try to find a new home to house your size
>>173915You look into the cave that birthed you, and know for certain that without either digging it out or shrinking somehow, you will never fit inside again. You decide that you might as well go have a look and do some window shopping. Roll me 1d100 for your search, and a 1d100 for random event
Rolled 48, 51 = 99 (2d100)>>173940
Rolled 5, 25 = 30 (2d100)>>173940
>>173976>>173966You find only two caves you can fit in. One of them is grossly full of bat shit and the shitty bats, and the other is just a pond in a hole. Dejected and stumping your way back to your tiny cave, you stumble across two little lizard men carrying some recently killed pheasants. >eat them and the birds.>talk to them, be a big ol' friendly beetle.>threaten them for the birds>Write-in
>>173996>talk to them, be a big ol' friendly beetle.
>>173996>eat them and the birds
>>174008Supporting this we need more allys
>>174010>>174008You plan on crunching down on these tasty looking snacks, but first, lets see what they are up to. You might as well have lunch and conversation. As you get close to them you see the one in front jump and squeak at the other one. they both turn to look at you, wide eyed and obviously scared. Before they run away you call out to them, and you say...>Write-in Roll me a 1d100 for talking, bonus for good write in.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>174032*Elo, greeny things. I'm friend. U wat to hunt big meat with me?"
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>174032>calm down little ones... I merely want to talk.
>>174040>>174041"Calm yourselves, little creatures. I merely want to talk with you. Perhaps if we come to friendly terms I can help you take down meals much larger than those birds."The little lizard men jump as you begin to speak to them, but don't run away from you. One puffs up his chest and says in a thin reedy voice "I no fear! I am servant of great serpent Selmun!" The second one peaks out from behind the first and says "We could use big help for big food. Selmun is hungry, and if we no feed, we BE feed!"
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>174032> I mean you no harm. I am just born and new to this world. Are there others of my kind around?Sup AoC
>>174094Hello anon, glad to see you.You stare at the little lizards, currently looking hopefully at you, and you decide that if you want to meet this worm and see if he knows anything about how you came to be, maybe you should help these little lizards.>Help them hunt deer>spike them some fish>Get close and just eat them now> Write-in
Rolled 25 (1d100)Hey OP, how advanced is his ability to mimic human language? All the sapient species talks the same universal language or our beetle lord must learn their individual languages separately? At the very least, I assume he talks beetle perfectly
>>174124>Get close and just eat them now
>>174124>Help them hunt deer
>>174126You haven't really had to test it. you couldn't communicate with the first man, but the second one was just fine. You also couldn't really understand the spiders, but these lizards you can understand fine.>>174134>>174137We need a tie breaker!
>>174124>Help them hunt deerLet's go big
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>174148
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>174156>>174137>>174134Looks like deer hunting wins. You talk with the little scaly men and tell them to wait in the brush next to a nearby deer trail. You will go to the lake and chase them right to them. You walk down to the lake and there they are, those fat happy piles of venison. They have been too fast for you to ever catch, but you have a trap now! You position yourself and then scurry as quick as you can at the deer, letting loose a screeching roar!Roll me a 1d100 for effectiveness and I will roll a 1d100 for the lizards.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>174180
Rolled 87, 5 = 92 (2d100)>>174180
>>174200Take the first roll I didn't read
Rolled 34, 56 = 90 (2d100)>>174180
>>174200>>174192Your primal screech strikes one of the deer frozen in terror, which you impale with both spikes and easily rip in half. The four bolt down the pathway and you give chase, internals from the deer halves trailing behind you. Ahead of you, the little lizards hop out with one putting a little spear through the breastbone of small doe, and the other landing on the back of a buck and slitting its throat with a knife. all told, you have three deer, and once the happy little lizards stop dancing over the corpses they tell you that this is more than enough and you can certainly have one for yourself. Once you finish crunching on the deer halves, they invite you back to the cave of their lord, Selmun. >Go with them and meet Selmun.>say that you would love to another time, but must return to your home before the sun sets. IF you go home, did you save any deer for your follower and your siblings?>Write-in.
>>174250>Go with them and meet Selmun.Store some meat if you can.
>>174263 we should go with them to see what we can get out of them and if we can possibly fight selmun/ win over the lizard men
>>174250>>174250>say that you would love to another time, but must return to your home before the sun sets. IF you go home, did you save any deer for your follower and your siblings?Just a little.
>>174250>Go with them
>>174263You impale the haunches of your deer on one of your armspikes and say that you have just enough time to go and meet this Selmun. (and maybe just eat him.) After about an hours treck around the lake you come to a lowland where the water from the lake has turned the land into a mire. in a particularly moist corner is a limestone cave. You and the lizards make your way insde, your footsteps making the standing water splash up onto your scaly guides. You round a corner and see a large leathery creature with large jaws and strong looking if slightly short legs. It is lounging on a smooth flat stone surrounded by a shallow hotspring. He seems fat and lazy, feasting on what his small army of lizard servants bring up to his maw and feed him. As he sees you, he bellows out, "And who are YOU, youngling? Have you come to serve me, or ask questions of my great mind? Perhaps you have even brought tribute?"What do you say?>I have helped your servants bring you food, Lord Selmun>I want to know if you have seen others of my kind before, and where they may be found>I am here to meet the others of importance in this great forest.>I challenge you for control of this land, you slug!>Write-in
>>174339>I have helped your servants bring you food, Lord Selmun>I am here to meet the others of importance in this great forest
>>174339>I want to know if you have seen others of my kind before, and where they may be foundand then>I challenge you for control of this land, you slug!we need lizard slaves to give us food and feed our siblings guys
>>174339>I challenge you for control of this land, you slug!
>>174353>>174354Voting for these
>>174339>I want to know if you have seen others of my kind before, and where they may be found
>>174365>>174354>>174353>>174350You stare at the swollen fat leech and are barely able to hide your contempt. He may have been a powerful figure once, and is doubtlessly still quite strong, but he has grown fat and lazy with all of his servants to feed and serve him. You do your best to play nice for long enough to pick his brain before you rip and tear his corpulent form."I have helped your servants bring you food in return for finding out what you know about me and any others like me. I wish to know if I am alone in my species."Selmun gazes at you for a moment as he gorges on one of the deer you have brought. Roll me a 2d100, one for hiding your emotion, another for getting him to answer you.
Rolled 97, 59 = 156 (2d100)>>174418
Rolled 29, 90 = 119 (2d100)>>174418
Rolled 69, 77 = 146 (2d100)>>174418
>>174424>>174433>>17443497, 90. Good rolls guys. Finally he comes up for air and begins to speak. "I have lorded of this forest for time uncountable, and I have only seen one such as you. Most of your kind are at most the size of a rather runty apple. As for how you came to be, I suspect that Magic stone hanging from your neck is the same one that fell from the sky many years past. I would figure that it created you. Morphed your body into a Lord. IF a weak and small one. In fact, I imagine that without that trinket dangling from your neck, you would just make screeching noises should you try and talk. Pathetic really. As a final gift to you, I will say that should you wish to create others of your particular species then that stone would be the key for you. Now it has been nice meeting my new servant, but I tire of speaking now, you may go."What do you do?>Go home with your new information and ponder on what you have learned today>Try your luck and attempt to rend this pompous ass, risk be damned.>Write-in
>>174467>Go home with your new information and ponder on what you have learned today
>>174467>>Try your luck and attempt to rend this pompous ass, risk be damned.say something about challenging him to be the new lord of this realm and his servants are ours
>>174467>Try your luck and attempt to rend this pompous ass, risk be damned.First tho, we're going to offer tribute and then BACKSTAB THE SHIT OUT OF HIM
>>174467>Rend this pompous assLets get a lizard man army.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>174491>>174502>>174506You devise a cunning plan, stepping close to the over grown slug and bow deep, you spikes rising high into the air, preparing to strike down on him. Roll me a 2d100, for being a sneak and for being stabby, lets see how it goes. Selmun rolls a 1d100 to try and detect a threat. You really want to beat his roll.
Rolled 52, 93 = 145 (2d100)>>174538
Rolled 27, 77 = 104 (2d100)>>174538
Rolled 81, 5 = 86 (2d100)>>174538
>>174538>no need for me to rolllook at this little lizardcuck, getting beetle'd hard
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>174542>>174552>>174562Selmun begins to bellow with laughter, grinning at your fealty and clapping his pudgy little front arms together. All the way until your spikes scythe down and cleave his arms from his body before shoving deeply in his chest and raking downwards splitting him open like a ripe fruit. He shrieks in pain and spits a weak jet of acid at you. Already nearing death before the fight even starts, it doesn't look like this "Lord of the forest" will be such for long. Roll me a 2d100 first for dodging the acid, the other for striking at him again, choose with either your spikes again or using your mandibles to grab and crush.
Rolled 89, 100 = 189 (2d100)>>174587
Rolled 63, 42 = 105 (2d100)>>174587MandiblesBLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD
>>174596OH SHIT NIGGA
Rolled 1, 18 = 19 (2d100)>>174587
>>174603>>174600>>1745981,100. >>174600 oh shit nigga is right.You misjudged the ability of Selmun. You thought you would easily kill him and have an easy bloodless victory. You thought a lot of things before the acid struck, melting into your face and decimating your senses.You mandibles part, shrieking your endless pain to the world. Blinded and burning. Everything is a blazing agony and there are only two things left in your pain drunk mind. They are soul crushing anguish and blood lust. You need your revenge. You will maul and destroy Selmun. You will devour his corpse and all he will be ever after is a pile of your shit. You screech of pain turning into a roar of primal hate you crush him between your strong mandibles. You crush him again and again until all that is left of the once mighty and worshiped Selmun is a pile of bloody mush with crumbled bits of bone scatted throughout. the room and water around you crimson, though you will never see it. Again you roar out, proclaiming your eternal victory, and you begin to feast on your fallen foe.
>>174631I am going to go make a quick dinner. I will be right back. feel free to decide what you guys are wanting to do next. be back in 15 to 30.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>174631Rest up and heal after the ordeal.
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>174631Show everyone we won, we're the leader now, have a celebratory orgy, and take a nap.
>>174667>>174655You make sure to eat Every. Last. Bit. of the hateful worm. there is nothing but your bloated gut and acid scarred blinded face left to be Selmun's legacy. You hear the whimpering of the lizardfolk, cowering in the corners of the room. You turn your head, left and right. Unable to see but able to hear their sobs you tell them that they will never again serve the Worm. They will fetch clean water and scrub you and this place clean of his gore. This is your cave now, but they may live their lives in it. You are the Lord of this land, but they will not be feeding while you lay there, lazy and fat. That night there is a celebration. You are scrubbed clean and covered in garlands of flowers as the lizardfolk dance their dances, sing their songs, and celebrate their rise from slaves under Selmun to being free subjects in your land. Your last thoughts before you slip into a fever dream and try to mend your pain filled body is that this land is yours now, but in the future ALL land will be yours. By the next morning your body has done it's best to heal you, but had little success. it seems.. you are permanently blind. Chitin has grown over the scarred pits where your eyes had been, making your head a solid mass of blue-black shell with a gaping maw between two large mandibles. You body still weaker than you would like, and feverish, you try to find you way from the cave and back to your old home. stumbling and staggering, your large form splashes in the waters but you are unable to work your way out. You are lost and helpless. Roll me a 1d100, + 25 for karmic rewards.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>174804
Rolled 29 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>174804
Rolled 8 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>174804Lets get some echolocation or some shit
Rolled 27 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>174804
>>174825>>174827>>174831>>174836Welp, were going to die.
Rolled 9 + 25 (1d100 + 25)>>174804
>>174857Its a 54, thats slightly above average
>>174831>>174827>>174825You feel a tickling in your mind. Something is there. What is it? What IS it? You feel something but before you can reach understanding, it fades, leaving you once again alone. you chirp in annoyance, your massive baritone voice echoing through the rocks. Wait. This could work. It takes you hours of agonizing work but slowly you work your way out of the cave. even weaker and exhausted you find yourself ouside. you feel the sun shining down on your back and the breeze blowing past you.What do you do?>Try and find your way home>try to find the lake to take a drink>Try to find the lizardfolk, who are nowhere to be found>Write-in.
Rolled 86, 71, 1, 78, 39, 76, 70, 66, 11, 43, 8, 96, 93, 51, 74, 53, 10, 60, 22, 61, 32, 52, 44, 4, 6 = 1207 (25d100)im gonna flush the fucking dice anyways, these are all ridiculously low
>>174870>Try to find the lizard folkI'm sure they'll help us since we freed them from a tyrant.
>>174894Practically ANY of those would have got you a thing.
>>174918You carefully pace yourself around. Calling for the lizardfolk, calling for anyone. Hours pass, and then you hear...Roll me a 1d100.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>174964
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>174964
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>174964
>>174984>>174977You hear a single, solitary clicking. much quieter than you, and lower to the ground. It is one of your little siblings. It scuttles up to you and rubs its little forlegs on you and chirps. It skitters away from you and then stops, chirping again. It is trying to get you to follow. Do you?
>>175019Follow it, yes. Watch where we step.
>>175022>>175031You carefully follow your tiny little sister back to your home. She is much smaller than you, and so it takes quite a bit of time, especially with you unable to truly see. But you make it, finally. and as you reach your home It happens. You feel a severe tickling covering your mind. you feel very strange. Roll me a 1d100 for unlocking your powa, but this time no karma bonus. just so you know, DC is 60.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>175052rollin
>>175066Holy shit that roll
>>175066Otta the ballpark!
>>175066>>175082>>175092I want to get two more rolls to see if we get a 1 to counter it and need a reroll, but yes, if it stands then you guys totally get it.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>175052
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>175052
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>175052
WHAT IS HAPPENING SENPAI
>>175106I'm so sorry.
>>175106YOU RUINED IT
We rollled a 100, then a 1, then a 39, then ANOTHER FUCKING 100pls dmpls
>>175099pls op be a merciful God
>>175106i don't even. There was no way>>175110Are y'all fuckin around with me right now??boom, they cancel and you get another 100. no need for that last reroll you still win and the world is insane. Your brain burns and boils in your skull. You think you are going to lose your mind and your muscles twitch and your whole body begins to shake.Finally the storm breaks and you feel them. You feel them all. Your brothers and sisters. They surround you, climbing over your body, between your legs. You feel them on you. You feel yourself under them. you sense what they sense. They are full in their love and devotion to their big brother who has fed and cared for them. They will guide you and lead you, now and forever. You are their strength and their mind, they will be your eyes, your ears, your hands to reach where you cannot go. You are now a Swarm Lord.
>>175154so do we have familial telepathy now?
>>175154We just became the tyranids. Time to consume the world.
>>175154Consume, breed, grow, expand.
>>175154bug orgy and go back home, dig out the cave and meet your worshippers
>>175163They know what you want, and will do their best to do it for you. You are their protector god. They are still only slightly smaller than a fucking corgi by the way, so they are little by your terms but for other people they are bigger than they would ever want a bug to be. As you revel in the family that loves you, you notice that your worshiper has left a note. your favored sister climbs on your head and you read it through her eyes, albeit with some difficulty because of her more bug like eyes and mind. He says that tomorrow night there will be a fight. he has gathered around half the camp to revolt, but the other half are a wild card. He pleads with you to be there to aid him in his time of need and overthrow the guards.You are going to>Move your family and you back to the cave of the very former Selmun>Have you siblings dig out your cave to fit you.> Swarm into the forest and gather food.>Write-in
>>175208>Have you siblings dig out your cave to fit you.Might be cramp with the lizardmen.
>>175208>Have you siblings dig out your cave to fit you.but try to make traps, also we dont need food if we take the humans lol
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>175208>> Swarm into the forest and gather food.
>>175230>>175249>>175264Digging out the cave wins, roll me 1d100. If you get a Very high roll, like a 85+ there will be shinies.You command your siblings to swarm into your little cave and expand it, out and down.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>175302Down for some magical stuff to buff our wee bugs
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>175302Making america great again
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>175302
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>175302
>>175320>>175326>>175332They dug a hole. a bigger hole to be sure, but a hole. No freakishly close to the surface lava or rapidly flooding underground lakes, but nothing fancy. The pepper the walls and entrance tunnel with small cubbyholes for them to live in and lay their eggs. should an intruder wander in, they would be surrounded and not even know before they were eaten.You are glad you don't have to leave the cave you were born in, but you are also already planning to make it better at a later date. You sleep in your newly excavated home and when you wake you find yourself feeling stronger and your shell is now coated in small ridges and hollows for your siblings to more easily ride on you when not swarming.I am down for doing one more action and then I have got to get some sleep. I have a busy day tomorrow. sorry for the shorter run guys.Do you>Go swarm the woods, devouring everything in sight>Go to the lake and teach your little family members how to gather fish>go visit spiders, for what?>visit the lizards, for what?>Write in
>>175391>Go swarm the woods, devour everything in sight
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>175391>Go to the lake and teach your little family members how to gather fish
>>175391>Go to the lake and teach your little family members how to gather fish
>>175391>visit the lizards, for what?Recruit them for the attack on the filthy humies
>>175406>>175403>>175399Fishing it is!You and your swarm pile on down to the nearest lake, you stumbling a little from time to time, still getting used to seeing from 20 different places at once. When you reach the lake, you march into the shallows and sit yourself down in the nice cool water. The world is calm and still. The breeze gently wafts past you carrying the scent of summer on the air. Then you make a single chirp and they dive into the water. Roll me a 1d100 for how well they do.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>175433
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>175433c'mon big ol' fish
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>175433
>>175443>>175441>>175435They spiral into the water, and easily begin chowing down on all the small fish in the area as the water grows red with fish bits. as they finally tire of the chase they drag their favored prey onto your shell to snack and sun themselves while you wait for the bigger fish to come to the scent of blood. eventually they do and what surfaces isroll me one last set of 1d100s.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>175492
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>175492
>>175495>>175497a school of rather large bass swim up and start munching on the little chunks in the water. Clearly they don't want to live, since they are in no way worried about you. Soon you fix that, scything your arms rapidly into the water you spear 4, 5 , 10 of them, wiggling their last on your claws. calmly you eat them one by one as your brothers and sisters enjoy the weather. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon as a Beetle Lord.End of quest no. 2. Thanks for all the fun guys, sorry it wasn't longer. I will update my twitter when I run again. I hope everyone had a good time.If you have any advice or complaints please feel free to leave them here, I will read them. Twitter: https://twitter.com/beetlelord
>>175539Thanks for running
>>175542Glad to do it. hope I am writing enough text to keep everybody having fun.
Oh, and if you liked it, please vote for it on suptg. want to keep it on there if I can.
This could be a fun quest, especially since you actually stuck with the blindness and found a solution to expand our power while still holding a large disadvantage. For some reason, not many QMs are willing to do things like that.
>>183458Eyes were a tactical weakness anyway.Now we can just grow our headplates to the point they are completely fused when we are not using our mouth.Although hopefully we pick up some form of echolocation or telepathic geo-mapping sense so we don't have to rely on our siblings and spawn all the time.
>>191569I'll add my +1 to your plus one, making your vote worth 2 votes.>All because of that shirt your wearing breh, top tier.