Archive: http://darksquid.org/titmouse/Twitter: brianraddatzChat: http://darksquid.org/chatWelcome back to The Legend of Peter Titmouse! When we last left our heroes, no one respects what I try to accomplish. I mean there was a ghost. That's what I meant.
>>266305There's a bed right there in case you need to rest, or *wink* something else *wink wink*
>>266305Hug the Gnat
>>266305Ask her if she needs a moment
>>266305Can priest double check to see if it's actually gone and if there are any ghosts? Same with magic and gnat.If so, time for sleep! Who wants the bed?Also look for loot
>>266305let the girls rest against peters manly pillow soft chest
Notice me, senpai!Would draw lewd then I remember that I can't into lewd
So that happened...I don't suppose we have to worry about any other spookys...right?
>>266381>inb4 bonewheel skeletons
>>266368And do it like nothing really happened.Just another day in the life of penis shithouse
>>266305Chill for a few minutes.
ask if that was the last one or if there are still murder ghosts in this place.
Should probably give a "well done with that banishment" to keep the team's SPIRIT going
>>266305"Well that was fun" Then immediately faint.
>>266305Hug Gnat in relief. Thank our new friend.
>>266917You want to split up.In a until moments ago haunted house.Just as we're all convinced we're safe.NOPE.Bunk with Harmony, in a ring of salt, chugging holy water, 'cause we're not going to be the last second kill at the end of this B-movie!
>>266917OK, we'll go to sleep in our individual rooms.In this massive, spooky mansion.That had ghosts.Alone.
>>266917Yeah, let's not split up in this house. Move the mattresses and shit from the other rooms into this and sleep.
>>266917"Dibs."Then pass out on the bed. If the girls want to cuddle they can do it on their own volition. Its funner that way if they do.
>>266917Anything as long as you don't split.
>>266917"And my proper place is in your bed."
>>267649Put aa blanket over Gnat's body and a hat on her head. Then ask Harmony what's her story/what is she going to do now?
>>267649Give Gnat a blanket. sleep sitting on the floor with your back to the couch in front of her.Maybe talk to what's her face for abit
>>267649Gnat a cute, like always. Let's see if we can find her a blanket.
>>267649Find out more about Harmony as you comb Gnat's hairOffer to fix Harmony's hair as well
Being a little creepy guys.Just pick up Gnat and tuck her into bed.Ask Harmony to stay.Then...[Spoiler]SLEEP IN BOTH BEDROOMS[/spoiler]
>>267649>falling asleep instantlymary sue
>>267686>not all threeEvery 20 minutes, switch rooms
>>267753we gotta sleep sometime famalam.
>>267649Toss a blanket on Gnat, talk to Harmony for a bit, and then pass the fuck out.
>>267766At Gnat's feet so she knows you'll be there for her
>wake up>new Titmouse threadWell, the day starts well.Alternate sleep with Harmony to prevent any attack overnight.
>>267649Cover Gnat with a blanket.Invite Harmony to sit and chat.Wait until she passes out on the couch too.Have the bed all to ourselves.Just as planned.
Fine with me, but we should talk it over with Nat when she wakes up as well.
>>268192I'm cool with it, so lets ask Gnat when she wakes up.Now we need a meatshield
>>268192>Wit WhittlerOkk, I love you.Anyway, we're good with it. Now we ask the most important question of all.Why is her hair half and half?
>>268192Hold the fucking phone! D-Did that mirror just turn into a picture?!
>>268192I don't object to us fucking right now.
>>268192Finding sense in her life is what Gnat currently needs. Still, we'll have to ask her first.
>>268207Oh, Anon, this is all so sudden!
>>268207or holding hands
>>268213Gotta keep the main waifu pure by draining our lusts on basic side bitches while she isn't paying attention.
This a family friendly™ storyCan we notalso I like exorciser lady more, I've been following this ever since the first one, glad to see it back
>>268237yupHarmony has a special place in my favorite questy characters list
>>268237>>268243But comedy dog tho
>>268192We need to talk this over with our travelling companion before making any decisions about expanding the size of the group.
>>268192Question yourself how does Gnat breathe with a distinct lack of nose
>>268204I think we're looking at another wall. When the picture is in view, than we are when the mirror is.
>>268192A-OK with it, personally, but best let the entire party have a say in this. Wait for Gnat to wake.
guys, you have to fuck your bitches in the order you get them. and gnats asleep so we can't.ask about any undeads she has seen so you can add them to your beastiary,.
>>268192Well, that was pretty great teamwork there. Saving each other's souls, and Peter isn't a priest!
>>268635>you have to fuck your bitches in the order you get themI agree.>gnats asleepThat is also true.>so we can't.Wait what? You lost me.
>>268817That's rape, anon.
>>268817let's pool our collective desires and mindcontrol okk>>268924
Holy shit this quest is back!
>>268198I'll admit, the idea of adding a tough fighter guy, and making this an archetypal party of four, definitely has an appeal to it.Bear in mind though that the result would be a group including three DMPCs.
>>269267Two things :what's DMPCs ?I ABSOLUTELY need this robot chief to appear somewhere in the story
>>269287Dungeon Master Player Character. They're generally looked down on as being too railroady, but they can be good if written well and given a purpose within the story.
>>269294Well, I guess we should avoid that or make it temporary. Like, Harmony will follow us, then we'll get separated, and maybe we'll see her again later.We just need to have the Peter/Gnat core with temporary additions time to time with maybe some coming back.PLEASE Okk do this, you'll be my hero. You already are but it'll be like a hero2
>>269267If this is some sorta concept art for us to choose from, I'm definitely picking the clockwork chef
>>269267i definitely need birb in the storywith those pecs all the monsters will be mirin'
dmpc being a bad thing is dump, every character in the story besides titmouse is controlled by the dm so thats redundant anyway.as for what do do nexthave gnet rest for the night with harmoney and wait sitting (sleeping) outside the door with knife in hand.and when everyone is awake ask gnet if she is cool with a party of 3
>>269267I would be totally fine running with a party of four and having the other three be DMPCs. Works for the nature of this quest, because I don't expect us to POV switch. That and four is a good round number to have for character interaction, throw in a fifth character as a tag along for various chapters or be recurring characters, but a cast of four mains is fine.
>>269267That earth elemental is fantastic. He gets my vote.
>>269267I'm cool with the earth elemental if it doesn't suddenly become a naked girl and fuck us, that shit was annoying the last time it happened to me
>>269424i wont even ask anon, pictures would be apritiated thouh
>>269424Ok I laughted.
>>269267Robot birb wielding a crab clawor earth elemental
>>269430>>269434alchemy meisterI thought it was the one thing that wasn't gonna fuck me. And then it fucks me after my girlfriend helped me turn it into a pretty girl.it was weird
>>269444Thought I recognized that reference.
>>269444still have to play that one, heard it was good thou
>>269457it was okay kept me entertain even without pornI always ended up leaving wood elf boy in the shop though, could never be bothered to do his story until the last second
>>269461Not on my phone. That and I wasn't sure if it was a direct reference or not.
>>269267>Bear in mind though that the result would be a group including three DMPCs.why not just let the players come up with and control another character? Or do yo think it would be to much trouble to try and take commands for two characters at once?
>>269530I think the biggest reason this story has managed to be more coherent than my previous quests is because readers are only directly controlling one character this time. Also, there's still a lot of information about the NPCs that hasn't been revealed yet.However, readers controlling more than one party member could work, possibly, depending on the scenario. I can see it potentially simplifying action scenes, at least.As for allowing the players to come up with a character, that's actually where the bird knight came from.
>>269554Well, I guess we should look at the book's spine. It should have a name, right? Otherwise, we could open the book. Maybe it's a bible of some sort, it was in a side table in a bedroom.
>>269559Also, that feeling when nobody wants to read you bestiary...
>>269559this, or just flip it open and look at the very first page(s)
>>269554continue being confident that one day your beastiary will be among the best selling books in all the land.and check the book with your mage classes, cant forget that this was the room with the unfinished magic circle
>>269576also, while checking the book, ask harmoney whats up with her hair.is there a reasone for the two collors are is it just to lock good? (empathice the looking good part)
>>269554Disregard book, retrieve rest.
>>269554Use the book to summon the skeleton god.
>>269554"Ms Harmony, are you trying seduce me?">eyebrows"But no seriously, this book should probably go into the fire"
>>269554Ask her if she want's to go on a late night fondue run
>>269554Crack it open and have a look. Inquire about her hair and religion
>>269614It's Ms. Swan, mate.
>>269267Personally I think we should stick with the current situation where we have:- 1 PC (Peter)- 1 Permanent DMPC party member(Gnat)- 1 (max 2) Temporary DMPC party member (Harmony)I have no problem Harmony leaving/returning, but I felt really cool about the story really being about just two people. It makes for a very refreshing group dynamic. The 4-party member quest has been done many times and unless you find a way to make your group dynamic stand out some way, it's going to feel as a loss in potential.Still though, temporary 4-character parties are totally fine by me.Just my 2 cents
>>269771but anon then we cant have a harem ending...
>>269771I gotta agree with this, I prefer this being Peter n' Gnat + friends, rather than Peter n' Gnat n' Harmony n' some other guy.plus, interchanging and getting/dropping 3rd members as we go gives us more chance to meet and interact with new characters
>>269267why not a buff amazoness
>>269554Check the book's spine for a title.
>>269554Ask Harmony if its dangerous first and foremost.
>>269771>>269786I like this idea, focusing primarily on Peter and Gnat, and swapping third characters in and out.
>>270249I hope they recur though, it's nice to see familiar faces.Like Chad's glorious face.
>>270249Also allows you to develop the third characters out-of-band.Harmony could leave the party after a while, come back a few sessions later as a more developed character because she's been developing on her own. Gives you the opportunity to make the story universe more "alive" in terms of character development.
>>270278But don't rely too much on off-screen development, or at least let us learn about what happened off-screen from the characters so we aren't left out too much on it
>>270285Obviously, but Okk has storytelling down quite well enough that I don't see him falling into that trap. He's done a tremendous job so far from the technical point of view.Hats off to you, Okk. Now gimme the next page.
>>270249>>270266Agreed, I feel like this is an absolute must. I'd rather we have a party of four, but if we did go for rotation, I guess that would be fine, so long as we see them again.In before an epic level dungeon crawl with all our NPC friends.
>>270293Goodness, you'll make me blush.
>>270323>>270323He's not wrong, I only brought the point up out of some sense of obligation [I've liked too many things before that have descended into off-screen development faux passes], but honestly I couldn't imagine it being much of a trouble for you. You've got a fine knack for characterisation and storytelling, and especially for blending humour into it all rather seamlessly.So seriously, well done man, this is probably my favourite quest on this board so far.
>>270313That's what I'm measuring up to. Also introduces an interesting dynamic where you have stuff like "Harmony, meet Bird Knight. He saved us from the Lizard King." You get all these different characters with their own stories where their common factor is how Peter and Gnat entered their lives once and left a lasting impression.So now you get to write in deeper-level interactions not just between PeGnat and the 3rd characters, but between the 3rd characters among themselves when they inevitably meet after having their strings of fate interwoven by PeGnat. This is really exciting from a storytelling perspective.I like dabbling in metastorytelling
So I was playing Final Fantasy XIV, and I ran into a quest called Can't Say No to Gnat.Couldn't stop thinking about Titmouse for the rest of the night. This is all the word Gnat means to me now.
>>269554Peter must have been a Kender in a past life.
>>270989Attempt to locate ancient, magical words within the journal that summon the great skeleton king...or a friendly skeleton friend.
>>270989Draw a colon three in it :3
>>270989Mirror text?Hopefully whatever he summoned was what you got rid of... Wait. Unless it's hiding in the mirror.Does her black choker have a matching white band somewhere?We should probably sleep.
>>270989Damn it, I'm cursing my lack of backwords reading skills. At least for cursive. Can't make out the last bit. Any anon's want to lend a hand?Meanwhile..."I guess we know a little bit more about what went on here..."
>>270989>colored textOH SHIT WE'RE IN HOUSE OF LEAVES
>>271045"From chaos all things are born, and to chaos all things are destined to return."Sounds like an incantation.
>>271117Thanks mate. Couldn't get that second half. I'm with you though, and if I were to wager a guess based on the next part, there is a human element involved. Either that or its an FMA situation on our hands.
>>271013Why not what could possibly go wrong?
>>266305>gnat goes splatand boy is this quest great for reaction images
>>270989Ask Harmony if she recognizes the handwriting in the book. If not, ask what she thinks of the writings in the book.
>>271040To clarify "ask if her black choker has a matching white band."
>>270989go to the bathroom. You've been holding it in for, like, 8 threads so far!
>>271230Anyone else think messy-haired Gnat and Harmony are super cute?Because it's objectively true.
>>271764Yeah. The warm smiles that Harmony keeps on giving us make it extra cute.
>>271764No arguments here.
>>271831She probably wants to hold Peter's hand.
>>271974Please, no love triangle. No drama. Anything but that.
>>272227Sleep it is. Guess we get the floor. Or just outside the room. Whatever works best.
>>272227Oh good, so it is where most of us thought it'd be then.
>>272227Sleep it is! Go to some other room, let the girls have their privacy.
>>272240NOStay in the room, sleep on the floor if you have to (You're a thief, you can definitely handle that) because there's no way you're letting any more danger approach the cinnamon rolls.
>>272241I was going to say "come on, its a mage and an exorcist" but yeah, we did stab the wit witler on the skull.So seconding.
>>272240Haven't you learned anything? We either sleep on the ground OR two rooms.Ask for a spare pillow.Lots of fail on my part tonight.
>>271364I don't understand this
>>272303>>272307Thank God I'm not the only one. Someone please explain.
>>272315oooooh, I see now.
>>272227Ho ho hoh my
>>266305Welcome back Questy.
>>272227You arn't sleepy yet, go outside to the forest and explore a bit.
>>272093>lease, no love triangle. No drama. Anything but that.>Has 'harem' in their nameYou seem conflicted, anon
>>272227Sleep on the floor. Hopefully we can find a pillow or two in the room.
>>272227>>272828Actually, we should keep guard instead of sleeping tonight. We could wake up one of the girls if we find ourselves getting too sleepy.
>>272829I like this. Assuming it's around 10 pm in true time (Gnat has obviously been awake longer), let's try to stay awake till 4 am or so. Then wake up Gnat, maybe have a nice relaxed night conversation and go to sleep.
>>270989>9/4 From chaos all things are born, and to chaos all things are destined to return.Well that's some heavy handed foreshadowing Okk, also forcing me to hold my phone up to a mirror was a lame puzzle.>>272852>It's 4 AM Peter, what are you doing making Fondue?>I've lost control of my life.
>>273079>>It's 4 AM Peter, what are you doing making Fondue?>>I've lost control of my life.i haven't laughed this hard in a while. Thank you anon.
>>272227Ask for a pilow and sleep on the floor. Also, shift Gnat so she's lying down on the couch instead of sitting.
>>272227Sleep on the floor. Come morning find Gnats hat and discuss your travel plansperhaps a change of destination may be in order now that harmonys in the party?
>>273089Or.. Use Gnat as a pillow.
>>273089Also kiss her forehead you pervert.
>>273773Ghost food eh?Eat it for it's powers of incorporeality!
>>273773Since we're theives we're somewhat poison resistant, right?Eat first so you can say if it's safe or not.
>>273773Disregard possible hauntedness of the bacon and eggs, devour your breakfast like a... thing that eats quickly.
>>273773Truly, Harmony is best girl to the point of Mary-Sueness.Still, it's probably best to not eat anytnimg in haunted houses.
>>273773Gnat put the hat on us. That is adorable.As for food. Well, we are feeling peckish...
Guess there is such a thing as a free breakfast.Too bad we couldn't all just share the bed.Hey, this place would make a pretty good hideout for thie-I mean adventurer base of operations.
>>273773How are we supposed to choose between these two adorable waifus
>>273773Thank Harmony for cooking and eat the food. Make claims about how brave and noble we are for tasting the food first and daring unknown dangers.
>>273773>"Spectral food in the form of faces with impossibly wide grins. I salute your style!"
>>273773Eat the food, all the while making banter with Harmony that hints at a romantic encounter which never actually happened, purely to see Gnat's reaction.
>>273773Eat it. What could go wrong?
>>273773harmony is a priest who allegedly knows her shit, so the food should be ok to eat. R-right guys?
Pressure Gnat to try first. We've been heroic enough yesterday.
>>273811That, or we stole the hat in our sleep.
>>273966That... sounds like something our Mr. Titmouse is like to do.
eat the possibly spectral bacon and ask gnat if she is ok with harmoney tagging along till casino city.also show her the diary and ask her what she makes of it
>>273773>That chest in the second to last panelUNF
>>273773Harmony is now playing to my major fetish: smiley face breakfastBut seriously, eat the food.
>>274406Dang, girl is eager to please.Eat an excellent breakfast with friends, then find a shower.
>>274406COMMENCE CORPULENT CONSUMPTION!
>>274406Mention that Harmony wants to travel with us, ask Natalie's opinion.
>>274406It might just be me, but Harmony seems strangely very, very positive all of the sudden, has she maybe been possessed? I could of course just be over thinking this
>>274518She's been possessed with the spirit of gratefulness for being helped in clearing a dangerous mansion. Let's eat.
>>274518I'm thinking it's actually a part of her duality shtick or something.
>>274532It would make sense for her to have her ups and downs.It's like Harmony is the exact opposite.
>>274532>>274648I wonder how it affects her in bed.
>>274786Likely switching between dom and sub
>>274406Will they be making these faces the day we're forced to make the hardest decision?
>>274842Gnat weighs less and is thus easier to save.She's also cuter.
>>274406Discuss future plans, look for any supplies/loot, and hit the road
>>274406Take a bath, you smelly thief
>>272227Requesting cropped version of Harmony's face on the lower right.>>272222
>>274850we are a master thief, we steal both
>>274414i second this, and add some light conversation
>>275475Yeah, it's not gambling if we're robbing them in games of chance!
>>275475Become internally offended by the phrase "petty theft". Assure Harmony that you don't intend to "gamble".
>>275475We weren't going to gamble either (not that we have something to, anyway).
>>275475The path is obvious, we must rob Casino City blind.
>>275475I was planning on meeting an old friend.And then robbing them.
>>275475Well obviously we're not going there for that.We're going there to cheat the rich out of their money and give it to the less fortunate.
>>275475Assure her that neither of them are going to have to gamble at Casino City and that we're going there to find quests.
>>275475Tell her she misspelled pursuit
>>275475Point out there is probably a bounty for clearing this place out in casino city.
>>275475Fortunately, we're not going there to gamble. We're going there because Casino City is a veritable hotbed for quests, which is REALLY what we're after.That said, I'm down for some good ol' 'rob from the rich to give to the poor' banditry if you are.
>>275475Personal, I'm in it for the fondue.
Just point out our actual goal: we're looking for an opportunity for Gnat to study magic again.
>>275948[spoler]shame that the game went to shit[/spoiler]
>>276018Tip: you can press ctrl+s to put up spoilers
>>276183Is no one going to say it? :^)
>>276274Requesting Gnat losing her mental clarity from soggy brain tentacles if you know what I mean.
>>276274Sing "on the road again" during the trip and when you get ther-FONDUE!-the hell was that?
>>276274And that's why a professional knife salesmen accompanies youCase the mansion for real loot
>>276274Whats wrong with "some" gambling?By the way, what are we going to gamble, Gnat?
>>276274Well the Wit Whittler seems like it would only show up in haunted areas so I don't think Natalie has to worry.
>>276280I wonder if she's into that.
>>276274Leave, but not before stealing a mansion hat
>>276274Point out that it's called a Wit Whittler
>>276274Is this the point where OP invents his very own trading card game which will then have its own spinoff videogame that does way better than anyone thought it would?
>>277674wouldent be the first time that happend
My work week starts today, so expect updates to be even slower than usual.
>>278132Be strong dude, I hope your work is fine.Also, the road is pretty boring until we encounter something strange
>>278190In this neighborhood? Who ya gonna call?
>>278132Check if the hat is one of those hats that magicians use to pull out stuff, like a bag of holding or something.Also check if it has any tags or anything on the inside.
>>278445Ohh that's a good one
>>278445It didn't work last time, it won't work this time.But its worth a shot.
>>278132>a bandana and a top hatWe rock sensation now
>>278495It's bound to work eventually!
>>278132entertain the ladies with a jaunty road tune, preferably with lyrics touching on but not fully illuminating your past
>>279338Will the female thief in our band be a saucy former romance and another waifu competing in the TitBowl or will she just be the female friend "one of the guys" of our former group.
>>280077Its literally impossible to have a girl in this quest (or any quest) and not have people try to waifu her.
Let's be honest everyone. Gnat fails to compete with Harmony in every category.Gnat -Flat as a board-Short-Amoral wizard so no corruption bonus-confirmed not pure-can't cookHarmony+stacked+tall+morally devout cleric so corruption bonus +probably pure+can cookHarmony at the very least is worth a pump and dump so as to inspire envious desire in the main waifu.
>>280502>that smirk to the white band comment>pureAnon...
>>280512If she's wearing a white band it means the "groom" (her god in this case) hasn't taken it off yet.Pure as pure can be, baby.
>>280077Why not both?
>>280894So would she have constantly flirted with Peter only to be rebuffed because they were just friends (Peter-type)orconstantly been hit on by Peter even though she just thought of him as a buddy (Gnat-type)
>binary relationships>waifuingOkk's a better writer than that.This is sad anon.
>>280502>Flat as a board>ShortWhere's the downside in those, Anon?
>>280194What about the peasant woman?
>>281413Shit you're right, looks like we have to go back after this is over
>>281413already categorized as waifu #3
>>281559I think the only females that showed up that weren't Harmony and Natalie were Mrs. Horton (Peasant Woman), Tahra Horton (Peasant Child) and the innkeeper.
>>281579You forgot Gnat's mom
>>281579Oh yeah, and forgot Natalie's Mom.
>>281582>>281579I'd hit that.
>>281582Fuck her, she a bitch
I requested fanfart
>>282422OH GOD SHE'S GONNA KILL US ALL!
>>282571She looks villainous in that image. You don't see it?
>>282444She does have a duality thing going on so that's what I requested.
>>282599>She looks villainous in that image. You don't see it?Nope, not really. Looks more like she's inviting someone in for dinner.also checked.