Alright, so last time, we started the quest, did a bunch of stuff, and we eventually hit auto-sage, so I jumped ship in order to make a new thread.Last thread:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/763722/>Okay, I'm up after a nap, and after troubleshooting my internet. Where were we again..?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFgRjAt2Bog [Embed]Ah, yes. Last time, we'd just gotten the F License after a struggle against a spooky, but not very scary gentleman, and we were currently exploring the shopping district of the Great Tree. Something about buying what mp potions we could get our hands on?>What will you do?Buy MP PotionsSomething elseWrite-in
>>782622> Take stock of our monstersWe need info before we make decisions.
>>782650>>782622You decide to take stock of your monsters to decide if you even really need MP potions.>The QM slowly realizes he never told any of you what the monsters on the team had as skills.>Nervous sweating intensifies because Slilim has Slimer, Uber Helpful, and Abiliterator WardMimi has Crack and Frizz, Dark Knight, and Agility BoostYacob has Naturalist, Anti-Metal, and Attack BoostJuno has Healer, Cleanser, and Cleric
>>782685um. I ave no idea what this means but let's buy one?
>>782732Short version: It means that Slilim is literally an HP/MP battery for the rest of the team.Slightly longer version: MP potions are probably still a good idea because share magic only works so well in a boss fight. Slilim is still #1 support, even if Juno could become #1 healer after a single generation of synthesis.>>782622You decide to buy about 10 or so MP potions.>What would you like to do next?Going to the medal man's house sounds goodLet's visit the queen!That second counter at the Arena looked promising.The starry shrine sounds funMonster farm??Puff-Puff.Write-in
>>782752>Going to the medal man's house sounds goodFudge, I'm so late. Welcome back.
>>783104I'm glad to see you're back! I'm honestly probably going to go from session format to whenever I can update format to keep running this, which I guess lapses into session format, to run this because I can't seem to get into a beneficial sleep schedule to save my life.>>782752Going to see the medal man seems like a good idea. You make your way back up to the top of the great tree, and find a man dressed up suspiciously like Artorius. Except he's wearing glasses."Oh, hello there! I'm the medal man. I collect tiny medals, and I'll give you prizes for them. Can I have the tiny medals you have currently?">Note, you have 36 tiny medals. You could trade them for 5K each at the shopping district, or you could trade them here and unlock a very good traveler's gate that is way over your level right now. The traveler's gate has metal slimes as a common-ish enemy, which translates to lots and lots of exp and a decent amount of gold. It's a general gate for metal-type enemies, actually. You could also get some equipment for your monsters that is anti-metal equipment, a free metal slime, and a free liquid metal slime. All at once.
Fuck me, forgot to include an option to continue again.>>784027>Will you trade your tiny mdeals in?YesNo
>>784031How are tiny medals handled in this quest? Are rewards accumulative and given after reaching X amounts of tiny medals, or the medals are traded and vanishes from your inventory and need to get more medals, which I assume can be obtained infinitely in this way? Depending how it is handled, I would prefer to save medals for higher tier rewards.
>>784265I've got a table for them somewhere. It's cumulative redemption that stops at about 150, but you're going to want to get to 100 for the uh... secret prize waiting for you at that increment.
>>784270>>784265Fuck my posting incomplete posts. Anyway anything after 150 medals just gives you the equivalent in gold.
>>784271Good, then trade dem tiny medals. Truth be told, i'm not very familiar with the monsters subseries and how they handle stuff, played the first one a loooooooong time ago but I mostly played the main games up to DQ 8 and the Heroes spinoffs.
>>784279the gbc games were a refined version of the system from DQ5, the gba game was based off the DQ7 system (from what I've been able to discern, having not made the time to play it yet). and everything since then has been it's own thing. The Joker system has very big flaws, but overall I think it's an improvement, post Joker 2, which to be fair is a large amount of the games.Overall I'd totally recommend the Terry's Wonderland remake if you can get your hands on it to play it, though.
>>784315Cool. I'll see if I get to play more of the monsters series to get a better feel for the quest
>>784318This quest is based off an amalgamation between the remake of the first game and the actual first game, with a bit of original plot tossed in. Like how the scout that was met last thread was Joker from the DS game(s). I thought about having it be Soltaire but by the time I'd posted it, I'd already said it was a guy instead of a girl.
>>784027>>784279Wow sorry for taking so long, I'm kinda just out of it right now but I meant to post this well over an hour ago. I wish I could say I was making up the 1d3 bullshit but there's literally a +/- gender in games starting with Joker. It's really convenient during chain breeding so long as you don't end up with two of them in the middle of it. That's what +/- staves are for though.>You decide to trade in the tiny medals.You got:Metal Slime (roll 1d3 to determine gender)Liquid Metal Slime (roll 1d3 to determine gender)Obsidian Sword! (Can be equipped to a monster that uses swords to shred metal type monsters.)A traveler's gate that you likely won't be exploring any time soon!>Do you want to name the Slimes you just got?
Rolled 1, 2 = 3 (2d3)>>784354Matilda and Honey-bun
>>784492Matilda the metal slime is a guy, and Honey-Bun the liquid metal slime is a girl. What strange names you've given them.>>784354>What would you like to do next?Let's visit the queen!That second counter at the Arena looked promising.The starry shrine sounds funMonster farm??Puff-Puff.Write-in
By the way, for context, for those of you that have played Dragon Quest 8, the monsters here do have skill trees much like in that game.However you can improve the skill trees by breeding them later down the line whenever you guys decide you've found a suitable breeding partner for a party member. I'll let you guys decide which skill trees to keep and which to discard into sentient books that will live on the farm until you decide to use them when that rolls around.
>>784509They sounded cute and I thought I would roll all girls. At least, it will give him more motivation to be strong.>>784509>Let's visit the queen!>>784521What's the current level of our monsters?
>>784509>Monster farm??Might as well get started early.
>>784509>Puff-Puff.My expectations: lewd boob actionWhat I bet we will get: a pair of soft slimes in the face, or something slime related.
>>784522Matilda will be the best Metal Slime grandpa.>>784577We'll need to go to the starry shrine eventually, but there IS a surprise waiting for you at the monster farm since you guys didn't pick her up earlier due to plot shenanigans.>>784725I'm adding a tiny medal to your inventory just for guessing half-right.>>784509she's dressed like the bunny girl in the middleYou decide to visit that strangely happy bunny girl outside the arena. She offers to give you a puff-puff, and you say yes and sit down in a chair nearby while she works her magic. However right in the middle of it, just as things are getting good, something odd happens as things go from feeling amazing to feeling only okay, the lady lets out an exasperated sigh and says she's going to have to finish this another day. She mentions that she's run out of the supplies she uses to keep her slimes nice and soft, not to mention cooperative. Something about a combination of mineral oil, mineral powder, and keeping them well fed. One of these problems you can fix, but you have no idea where to get makeup or mineral oil in these parts aside from mail ordering it. Maybe if you went to a more industrial kingdom you could get some for cheap or something, though.>You decide to go elsewhere. Visiting the Queen sounds nice, but there are still other things you can do besides that>What would you like to do next?Let's visit the queen!That second counter at the Arena looked promising.The starry shrine sounds funMonster farm??Write-in[spoilers]Exposition time: She would have offered to give you a more... personal/lewd version, but she's kind of flatter than most of the bunny girls. Her boobs just didn't grow as much, so she keeps her slimes in her bra to compensate for it. It doesn't actually look all that awkward at all most of the time, and it's a win win situation for her and the slimes since they're so small anyway. She used to be a fairly competent monster tamer, so I'm sure if you guys could find this out somehow she'd probably breed something relatively strong with you guys down the road once you're more accomplished. you would not believe how hard it is to find a good bunny girl image on google. I should have just gone to pixiv
>>786311I had one job and it was to not fuck the formatting up I'm trash.
>>786311>The starry shrine sounds fun
>>786655No, wait. Switching to Monster Farm
>>784522I forgot to mention it but we're sitting at around level 7 party average in a setting where 50 is the cap on monsters that haven't been bred/synth'd. 100 is the cap once we start breeding.>>786655>>786674>>786311For a brief moment you think about going to visit the monster grandpa at the starry shrine, but then you realize you don't really have a reason to go down there yet. So you go to the monster farm instead. Sir Kay is waiting for you there, and mentions that not only has he found the other Metal Slime, but that you can now carry up to an additional 4 monsters with you to switch out with your battle party in case you need it. Which is pretty good because you've got access to three metal-slime type monsters at a time where they basically can't be touched.>What would you like to name the female metal slime?>Would you like to rearrange the party now?>What would you like to do next?Let's visit the queen!That second counter at the Arena looked promising.The starry shrine sounds funWrite-in
>>786876>Joanne>Keep it the way it is for now.>The second counter at the Arena looked promising.
>>786876MetaliaI would like to check the skills of the (liquid) metal slimes before making a judgement, and I assume that as it was the case in DQ 5, allied metal slimes have super low HP, sky high defense and immunity to most spells.Visit the queen
>>787219I can back this.
>>787219The skills on the liquid metal slime are as follows: Bombadeer, Woosh and Zap, and Agility Boost IIIAnd you are correct in thinking they have those stats, because that's what having a metal body does to your stats. There are ways to make it harder, too. But only by one tier of hardness. Sadly it makes the monster squishier.>>786876>Female Metal Slime get! Her name is Metalia.You decide to visit the queen. On your way there, you walk past that interesting counter, and decide to stop and grab a flyer from it. Something about WiFi, and getting free stuff from it, but a disclaimer stating it's only for people that have cleared the D class and up due to the strong monsters in it. You suppose you'll come back later, but it wouldn't hurt to ask the bunny running the counter later what all this is about.You stash the flyer and continue on your way to the queen's bedroom. Once you get there, you find a beautiful young woman who looks a lot like Artorius sitting on the admittedly really nice bed. She's reading a book that, based on the title, is about how to wield a sword properly in combat. Maybe she's studying her form? There are quite a few swords on the wall, ranging from big to small, and several of them are quite exquisite. But the one that catches your eye the most is displayed in full splendor, with the scabbard right beneath it, also on full display. Both of them shine brilliantly, as if they alone are what light up the room."Ahem.">The queen seems to have noticed you. What will you do?Write-in
>>787242https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdnSQyiGcooAlso, I forgot to use this in the post for the background music for the room you just entered, but here it is anyway.
>>787242Introduce yourself and ask about that unusually cool sword.
>>787288>>787242"Ah- Ah yes, sorry, please forgive my poor manners, milady. I am Loto, the starry night candidate. I assume you're the queen?""You would be right to assume that. I am Arturia Pendragon, daughter of Uther Pendragon and sister of Artorias Pendragon. I assume you've already met my brother?""That I have. Might I ask about that sword on your wall, though? The one that lights up the whole room with only it's presence?""That would be Excalibur, and it's scabbard, Avalon. They're both family heirlooms. Beyond that though, they're both precious possessions of mine, a dear friend risked his life to get the scabbard back to me a long time ago. I haven't seen him since then, but I know that one day he'll be back for me.""Ah.""Anyway, since I collect swords as a hobby, I'm not opposed to giving them away either. I'll have to come up with a list, but if you come back, I'll have it ready. Show me the monsters on said list at any given time and I'll give you a new sword for your efforts.""Neat. I've got other things to do still however, so I've got to get going now.""May the goddess Rubiss bless you in your travels then, Loto.">What would you like to do next?That second counter at the Arena looked promising.Time to go exploring in the traveler's gates that opened up!Go add the metal slimes to your reserve team.Write-in
>>787312>Time to go exploring in the traveler's gates that opened up!Need to level up and get Mimi a good man.
>>787312>Go add the metal slimes to your reserve team.>Time to go exploring in the traveler's gates that opened up!Maybe not a good idea in random encounters due the risk of fainting in this stage of the game if their HP is way too low, but they will prove their worth in boss battle as they can't be hit more than once per battle turn.
>>787320yes good.>>787327Most monsters will only hit once per turn for quite some time, but don't be surprised if you see some of them hitting twice, three times, or even four times in a single turn later on. Bosses are the only thing that can feasibly do anything past scratch the metal slimes for now, though.>>787312>Time to go exploring!You head through the exit of the queen's room and into the throne room, opening up a short-cut on your way to the traveler's gatesThere are four new gates to choose from:Villager, Talisman, Memories, and Bewilderment.>Which one will you pick?VillagerTalismanMemoriesBewildermentWrite-in
>>787377>VillagerLet's grind some levels and get a few more monsters in what I assume is one of the easier gates, specially for the metal slimes, they need to get buffed for when they become lifesavers. Just baby steps.
>>787377And I'm back.You chose to go to the gate of Villager. You step into the traveler's gate as the now slightly more familiar buzzing sound filled your ears and the blur invaded your sight for a few moments. When everything becomes clear again, you blink a few times. You've found yourself in a dense forest of some sort. Surrounding you are several small yellow dragons, spotted black and yellow slimes, a few floating slimes with tentacles and wings, and various kinds of plant based monsters.>What will you do?Recruit some monstersIt's Grind Time!Write-In
>>788101>It's Grind Time!Need to be strong to recruit these new monsters.>Captcha said to pick all bananas>See thisReally, Google?
>>788101Healslimes are always a boon, and if I remember well, the small dragons pack a punch and their breath attacks are strong for early game abilities. I forgot if the spotted slimes had anything remarkable, we could just grind those or recruit one for future breeding
Rolled 3, 1, 4, 1, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 1, 3, 4, 4, 3, 1, 2, 2, 4, 4, 2 = 57 (20d4)Rolling to determine monster types.>>788452You mean wingslimes right?>>788101>>788109It's grind time!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1ClcFbMk0oYou chuck a sirloin into the middle of a group of monsters to create a mosh pit and charge in.>Roll 20d4 to determine how many enemies your party kills before they scatter!
Rolled 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 2, 3, 4, 3, 1, 4, 1, 3, 4, 3 = 57 (20d4)>>791970Rollin
>>791970>>791986Your monsters lay in to a good majority of the fairly varied group of monsters, taking out about 57 of them before the group disperses. Your main party is effectively decimated in the process though, Slilim is the only one not knocked out now. You could go back to town, or switch out your unconscious party members for metal slimes and push ahead to the end of the gate where the healing point is. Or hope for a bar to pop up so you can heal there. It's only the first floor, so there's hope, right?>Your average party level, discluding the metal slimes, has risen to 13!>What will you do?Continue on, switching out your party members.Head back to town for a bit to heal up, and then continue on.Gamble on a heal point showing up before you get to the final floor heal point.Write-in
>>791987Does slilim still has MP for heals? If yes, metal slime time. If no, retreat.
>>791995Slilim does not currently have the MP for heals. Slilim also has not yet mastered any of his ability trees and as such does not have HP or MP regeneration just yet.
>>791997Then let's return to town. I don't trust the metal slimes to survive on their own without a healer or healing items if they get into too many random encounters or if somebody gets lucky and hits them with a critical
>>792000>>791995>>791987>Time to return to town.You cast zoom and return to town, healing up, and heading back into the gate.>How will you proceed from here?Straight to the bottom, avoiding monsters along the wayCasual stroll, fighting monsters that attack youGo after everything you see along the way, but don't go out of your way to go after monsters that aren't on the path.Write inI don't have the drive to map all this shit out right now, so we're going to do things with dice rolls for now. Sorry
>>792112>Straight to the bottom, avoiding monsters along the wayWe already saw what this gate has to offer except for the boss, no need to waste time in weak monsters
>>792112>Straight to the bottom, avoiding monsters along the way
>>792112And after a delay, I'm back to run this again. Sorry for making you all wait.>go straight to the bottom.Roll 4d20 to determine how lost you get along the way to the final floor since you don't have the stealth spell yet. Higher is better.
Rolled 17, 14, 2, 16 = 49 (4d20)>>797980
Rolled 16, 10, 12, 5 = 43 (4d20)>>797980
>>797980Wow, you were really on point today. Not only did you manage to make it all the way to the final floor without any major casualties, but on the way to there, you even caught a metal slime off-guard and managed to beat it before it ran away! Your main party has risen to level 15! Your sub party has risen to level 10! because metal slimes gain levels on a bad curve and the like, you know.You know you're at the end of the dungeon because you've arrived in that familiar grassland area again. It was the same in the gate of Beginnings. The air even smells the same. The only thing that is different is the monster variety really.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GuB1GQC2bI>What shalt thou doest?Look for the exit to the bossExplore (Look for other scouts)Rest in a tree like last timeWrite-in
>>798112>Rest in a tree like last timeA quick nap to regain energy.
>>798125>>798112You take a nap in one of the trees. It's probably the same one from last time even. This time, you wake up to the sound of two kids talking among themselves. You're clearly the target of their conversation, though."Hey sis, is that a guy up there in that tree?""No, bro, she's gotta be a girl.""And I'm telling you, he's a guy!"And it continues like this for a while. You could probably get away if you slipped down quietly and bolted, or you could talk to them for a bit. Or you could ask them to leave you alone. Telling them to fuck off would probably get you assaulted though, that little girl reeks of skill beyond her years.>What willst thou doeth?Climb down and say helloAsk them to leaveFleeWrite-in
>>798159>Climb down and say helloNice to meet new peopleI really should play their game.
>>798159You decide to climb down from the tree. Your entourage drops down slowly after you, ending in a decent amount of plops from your slimes after the thumping stops. You can't help but wonder to yourself for a moment who would leave kids this young unsupervised, but decide not to question it too much further. Their parents either don't exist or are highly irresponsible."Oh, I couldn't help but notice you two were talking about me. I'm Loto, the Great Tree's Starry Night candidate. Who are you two?""Oh, I'm Cobi.""And I'm Tara.""And we're the Great Log's Starry Night Candidate!"Okay then. You're not sure you want to stick around much longer. These kids might be dangerously competent after all.>What willst thou doeth?Continue to chew the fatBe on your wayFightwrite-in
>>798175>Continue to chew the fatGive us newbie some tips
>>798185"So I take it you kids aren't exactly new to this monster scout thing?""Not at all, though the only reason we're the Great Log candidate is because we already saved it once.""Yeah, Warubou looked so silly when we pulled him out of the hole, hahaha.""So uh, could I ask you two for some advice then?""If it comes to monster breeding, either one of us can answer questions about that.""Our mom and dad run a monster farm, after all!"Now's your chance to find out some breeding recipes. Or possibly arrange for a breeding session later on down the road.>What willst thou doeth?Write-inAlso, we never got this out of the way: Are we a boy or a girl? Or will it continue to remain a mystery?
>>798217>Which monsters are best for Mimi (Dracky)?>At what level should we breed?>Favorite monsters to get?>Insterted with any of my monsters?BoyGirl if we can get a hot husband.lel
>>798230*interestGod, I suck at spelling.
>>798175>>798217>>798230Loto's gender shall remain a mystery then for now. Because we could totally marry Artorius as a girl, but there are plenty of options for both. Going gay is also an option"Oh boy, I've actually got a whole list of questions. I'll go down it, hopefully you guys can help me with at least one of them."You ask Cobi and Tara about various things."Hmmm... That's a tough one. I'm not quite sure what to say about breeding a Dracky. You could just continuously Synthesize her with other Drackies until you get an especially strong Dracky. Though that would take a lot of effort.""Sis, you know he doesn't have to just use Drackies. You used various monsters and then finished the chain with the same monster once. I think it was for your Gem Slime, right?""It was for my Liquid King Metal Slime Cobi. I had to Synthesize two Gem Slimes together along the way and they just happened to make an exceptionally strong one. It's not my fault that the pedigree for monster breeding varies by kingdom. I'm not even sure why that is!"It's because of the makeup of the starry shrine in each tree being vastly different, but they don't know that"Kids, please, can we get back on topic?""Oh, uh... Sure. Where were we?""Cobi, we still needed to answer the rest of her questions.""Oh, right. You can really breed monsters at any level after 10, but the further along you wait, the stronger their offspring will be. There's an upper limit to this, though. So once you've reached it, you really don't need to bother wasting your time going further unless you have to.""And monster recommendations?""Metal Slime-type monsters.""Dragons""METAL SLIMES!""DRAGONS!""METAL. SLIMES!""DRA. GONS!"This goes on for a while. It was amusing at first but got old real quick."Okay, okay, I get it. I've got a few Metal Slimes with me, actually."Tara's face lights up at your comment."Oh! Oh! Can we meet up later then? I'd be interested in breeding a few of my extras with one of them!""Sounds like a deal then. I'll meet you kids at the arena in the Great Tree later down the road before the Starry Night Tournament."by asking them about breeding you may have unlocked your chance to skip your way to a Gem Slime down the road.And with that, you say your goodbyes to the twin scouts.>What willst thou doeth?Head forward(But thou must!)(But thou must!)(But thou must!)
>>798328I was looking forward to a few rebellious NOs.>>798318You decide to head forward. Eventually you find the well to the next floor and a floating diamond of some kind. Your archive vibrates heavily, so you pull it out of your bag. You seem to have gotten a message, so you swipe the screen and read it.>Hello, it seems you've reached the bottom floor of a traveler's gate. You're probably wondering why you got this notification: It's simple really, this is a tutorial message about beacons! Simply tap the beacon and you can cast zoom inside of that gate to go to said beacon. It's really convenient!<You stare at the beacon for a few moments as you put the archive back in your bag. Then you walk over to it and tap it. A soft white light envelopes the beacon as you feel a tingling sensation. Suddenly you have a very clear mental image of the area. You would have zero problems casting Zoom to get here with this.After a few moments, you decide to climb into the well. As everything fades to black, the ambient sounds and sights of the grassland are replaced with the sound of water dripping and the dim lighting of a cave. In front of you is a room of some sort. There's a girl in front of you, sitting on a bed, and behind you, a closed gate, but beyond it, you can see some daylight.>What willst thou doeth?Talk to the princessbumble around the room before talking to the princessdon't talk to the princess but talk to the princess anywayWrite-in (Talk to the princess)
>>798378>Talk to the princessI wouldn't mind but I don't think it will be popular with anyone else.
>>798392>Introduce yourself>Who are you?>How did you get here?>Ever tried to leave?I should probably have write my questions as well.
>>798378>don't talk to the princess but talk to the princess anywayJust to be contrarion
Next thread is probably coming up for my next post once I gain the motivation to run stuff. I've not had much time to myself this last week, so I've not had much time to run as a result.
>>807129It's okay man. /qst/ is home of several slow quests, so I'm used to sporadic updates, although I will miss having my dose of DQ
>>807225Yeah, sorry. I've kinda just been drained lately. I didn't want it to keep effecting my writing. On the plus side, Dragon boss fight next thread.
>>807297Take it easy. The results aren't nice when you force yourself to do something you otherwise like. We can wait and yay, dragon boss fight! This is surely going to be the first real challenge of our gender ambiguous main character